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TERMS OF TSR NETTS. TM DAILY Siwa, bj mail one year, is; eu montbi $?; three monto $3 60. served la tac eity at EIOHTBKN ewTg a wees, payable to tbe car? rier?, or $8 a year, paid in advance at tbe office. TD III-WUUT Niws, published oa Tuesdays, Thurs day a and Saturdays, one year fi; eix months $2. Tra WKKLT NswB, one year $2. Six cc pies 10. Ten copies, to one address, $15. BtrsaoRirnoNB in all cases payable In advance, and no paper continued alter the expiration of tue time paid fer. RIM ir. -VNCE8 should be made by Postomce Mon?y Order OT by Express, if this cannot bc done, protection against loases by mall may be secured by forwarding a draft on Charleston pay? able to the order or the proprietors of Tra NKWS, ar by sending the money In a registered letter. Address RIORDAN. DAWSON Jt CO.. No. 149 East Bay. Charleston. S.O. Stye <l$aflecion SfcfrJ. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1871. NEWS OF THE DAT. -Gold closed yesterday at 12J. -Cotton in New York closed weak; uplands l&jc. Orleans 194c; sales 2250 bales. -In Liverpool cotton closed strong; uplands 9?d, Orleans 9?d; sales 12,000 bales. -The fire marshal ol New York City reports that fourteen per cent, of the fires there are caused by kerosene. -Botts, who shot "Pet" Halstead in the bed? room of his mistress in Newark, some months ago, has been convicted of murder In the first degree. -Madame, the Queen of Denmark, Is cer? tainly "a managing mamma." One daughter is the future Empress of Russia, the other the Mure Queen of England; while one of her sons is Sing of Greece and the son-in-law of a Czar. -Patriotism in young maidens in Metz ls tantamount to all the virtues. A young French lady of that city recently refused a Prussian officer's offer of marriage, and (he next day I received ten applications for her hand among the richest young men of the town. -Tho weight of evidence ls decidedly in support of the charge that the Chicago fire waa from first to last Incendiary. It Is now authoritatively declared that the story of the cow that was said to have kicked over a kero? sene lamp is all a fable. It ls said ?tJt the I fam.ly were asleep when the fire broke out, and had not been In the barn alter night at all. The fire of the preceding evening ls now said to have been clearly incendiary. Thus the ac? cidental appears to drop out of the chapter, - -?,d design takes its place. -The great bridge at St. Louis ls progress-1 log rapidly. The concrete or foundation for I the last pier, a email one on the Illinois side of the river, has been laid, and the bridge com-1 pao y will have no further use of the air pumps, voltaic armor, ?c. The masonry, of which there will bo one hundred and three I thousand cubic yards, is about two-thirds completed, and the superstructure bas already I been commenced. The cast-iron plates at the piers have been placed and prepared for the reception of the steel tubes forming the spans. It will be completed tn about a year j from now. -The most extraordinary delusion on the part of her Britannic Majesty, with which Mr. Gladstone had to contend during his recent visit to Balmoral, was her confirmed opinion 1 ?Ha^Prince Albert was present at ihe meet lngT^* occupied his usual seat by het side. Mr. Gladstone In vain attempted to dispel this hallucination. She constantly turned round to the supposed Prince, and asked bim if it j was not true. She declared that he replied In 1 the afflmative, and for upward; of an hour she ' persisted in addressing him on every subject ( on which the Premier consulted her. -The custom of stealing children from ' ? their parents In Italy and taking them to for- , eign parts to be employa ior me Benefit ot their abductors has become so notorious that the law In that country has finally been com? pelled to take steps to check the evil. By the new criminal code of Italy those persons who entice children and take them abroad are punished with five years' Imprisonment. The minister of justice In his report on the sub? ject estimates that five thousand young Ita? lian -children are thus annually sold, as lt were, to persons in the United States. These children are those whom we see about the streets playing upon execrable fiddles and col lee ting precarious contributions for peripa? tetic organ-grinders. -Hon. Carl Schurz delivered an eloquent ; oration on the political questions of the day, at < Louisville, a few evenings ago, la which he ] repeated his able and unanswerable arguments ; In favor of preserving the liberties ol the peo- j pie, and in opposition to the despotism of the administration. His reception partook of the nature of an ovation. The crowd was tremen- U dons, and thousands were unable to obtalu 1 even standing room. The senator's speech 1 was nearly two hours in length, and was re- i celved with the most emphatic expressions of j approval. As an evidence of the effect pro- ( doced by his patrlotlc'and masterly effort, it is L noticeable that the Louisville Ledger, which ls opposed to many of the orator's suggestions, ls nevertheless constrained to admit that he ls evidently a sc'uolar and a profound thinker, * that be "reasons logically and supports his po- ' Billon with arguments which prove him to be 1 a man ol thought and calculation"; that he ls j I undoubtedly sincere, and that his great power ] In American politics M will be exerted in the | Interest of a magnanimous patriotism." J, -News of trouble and rumors of possible I civil war come to us from Liberia. Some two j j years ago the present executive of that coun? try, President Boye, was elected for the term 1 of four years Recently, however, the Con- J1 gross af Liberia passed an act limiting the ' President's term to two years, and now the J . partisans of Roberts, who vi" be remembered as the predecessor of Roye, insist upon tue j Immediate resignation of the latter and a new < election by the people, Roberts himself being . a candidate for the office. Roye refuses to re? sign, and declares his intention of serving ont the term for which he was elected, in which he is sustained by a considerable party, 11 and this refusal has given rise to a great dea I ' of oitterness between the two factions. Anl j: affray lately occurred at the seat ol govern- ? ment between the adherents of Roye and Rob- i erts,m which the collector of the port,a staunch ? supporter of the present Incumbent, and one jj of the most able and prominent men of the j country, was killed. This occurrence has added fuel to the already existing fire, and it ls ' feared that Roberts, who is said to have quite ' a formidable backing, will raise the standard ' of open rebellion. -The open Polar Sea, reported by the At? lantic cable as having been discovered by one of the German exploring expeditions, has di? rected attention to the different compan es of scientific men now employed in the arduous work of reachln*r.the highest parallel of north latitude. It appears thj?t at tbespresent time j there are seven expeditions engaged in Arctic research-two lrom Germany, under the com-1 mand of Rosenthal and Payer respectively; one fi-om Sweden, consisting ot two govern? ment vessels of war; one from Scotland, under Lamont; one irom England, under Leigh | Smith; one from France, fitted out by Octave Pavy, and the United States expedition, under Captain Hall. The discovery ol the open Polar Sea by the German expedition brings to recollection the second Arctic exploration of Dr. E. K. Kane, and his perilous overland Jrurney lo a point from which he saw, In the Inaccessible distance, the unfrozen waters of the circum-polar ocean. This discovery of Dr. Kane, although credited by many persons, was not accepted as an incontrovertible fact. The accuracy of his observations bas, however, been established by the recent report from the German expedition. -As the ruins are gradually being cleared away, tke extent of the losses by the Chicago fire and the exact condition of affairs In that city at the present lime can be estimated with approximate correctness. From a statement In the Chicago Tribune, we gather the facta that over 50,000 persons have left the elly, making the remaining population about 280, 0OQ; one-halt of the stock of pork products was consumed; 1,600,000 ol the 5,000,000 bushels ol grain were burned; and about one-fifth of the lumber, one-quarter of the leather, one-hall of the coal, and the greater portion of the groce? ries, dry goods and boots and shoes were also destroyed. A careful average of the larger items shows that the city has suffered a loss of not less than twenty nor more than twenty five per cent, on her total assets-real and per sonal. The ratio of increase during the past thirty-four years has averaged ten and a half per cent, per annum. This rate would re? store the status of a month ago, within three years. Making every due allowance for the terrible set-back experienced, the Tribune thinks there can be BO doubt that five years hence, at most, the exhibit of population, wealth, commerce and manufactures will be greater than a month ago. A Bashful Witness. The New York Times prints, with edito? rial comment, some extracts from a private letter, which give a fanciful picture of the perils and privations that any person must face who comes to South Carolina, and "attempts to live there in opeD, yet unobtru? sive loyalty to the Constitution and Gov "ernLaent of the United States." The Times says : We are absolutely Interdicted from giving the slightes hint as to the identity ol the wri? ter of ibis letter, for he is still at the South, in the midst of the Ku-Klux, and he wus recently ia South Carolina, at a place at which bis let? ter ls dated. More than this, he is not a Northern man, much less a M carpet-bagger," but a Southern gentleman, of an old and hon? ored family - a family respected through many descents, and honored in its present representatives, who are men of recognized ability and character. * Having had their eyes opened, and their minds enlarged by education I and travel, and having also ordinary prudence and good faith, they nave perceived and laid to heart the truth that lt Is better that the late "on pleasant net s between the sections" should be regarded as settled, and that the war for slavery and secession came to an end some years ago; and that, consequently, the way to Erosperity and happiness for the people of the I tte slave States lies through a submission to the Government of the Union, and a genuine and hearty obedience to the constitution and the laws. This bellet they have not hesitated to avow and sustain in a firm but moderate way ; and the result 1B simply that their lives are in hourly peril, and that their families, I their very wives and daughters art subject to I daily insult. The writer of this letter Informs his iriend that the published accounts of Ku Klux doings, BO far lrom being exaggerated, I tall short of the truth. "I am wriilng," he says, "?rom a town which has but recently bad a visitation from the Ku-Klux, more than a hundred strong, at dead of night. I am hated here in my native State beyond measure, and bave lately received, even lrom men who were once personally mv life long friends, j nothing but scowl? and ill-concealed detesta- I Hon. f have been amazed to learn that in this baud ol desperadoes and assassins rode the wealthiest, tue most Influential, ami ?v^n the oldest citizens of this county. What a terrible j condition of affairs ! Sitting here to-night, and feeling myself to be nut the impossible .object before morning o? a massacre, which might Include in my case, as lt has doue in others, even my Innocent babes, I think it a shame that tho -trong hand of the Federal ctuvernment ls not here to protect me and them-shame, a burning shame ! * . . I could convince you thai my family share my anxiety by inclosing the latest letter I have received lrom A. B., (naming a highly respect-\ ed clergyman in one of the principal cities of\ the South.) who ls himsell the mark of unspeak? able insult, begging me to be cautious In all my utterances; not that I might suffer abridg? ment ol ray business prospects by imprudence, but that 1.might lose lile liselt." The writer then goes on to mention f/te assassination of a man of mark and of growing political influ? ence, "who was killed in open day, In the presence ol a crowd of people on the platlorm of a railway station, in the county where he was born. His murderers disdained even the disguise ol masks, and yet not one of them has even been arrested. I am sick of this," be adds, "wearied of perpetual insult, exhaust- J ed by perpetual apprehension. Don't think I am alone In this apprehension. Even the I Sovernor of South Carolina, has. to my own positive knowledge, been compelled lo keep J ir med men In his house at night for months together. I am well acquainted with him and know the fact."' The writer of a letter which is maliciously introe in every particular, moy well desire to preserve his incognito ; but The Times, in I printing what he has written, baa innocently Advertised his identity, as unmistakably as f it had given bis name. It needs no espe? cial shrewdness to divine that the letter to which our contemporary pins its faith was vritten in Orangeburg, and that the "highly 'respected clergyman'' bas his home in Charleston. For while white men, who are ivowed Republicans, are numerous enough throughout our State, we are happy to say that South Carolina has not two men within ier borders who combine the devilish malice, j .he reckless falsehood, and the brazen impu? dence of the author of this letter. But the Tunes may quiet its apprehensions in his jehalf. Renegade and slanderer or our peo? ple though he be, he is, and always has been, is safe in Orangeburg, or anywhere else in South Carolina, as the editor or the New Stork Times himself, in his own cozy office. The assertion that any white man in sym? pathy with the Republican party in South Carolina is, for that reason " in hourly peril " is, os the Times' informant know3 perfectly well, a barefaced untruth. Judge 3rr, Judge Graham, Judge Moses, Scott, Neagle, Parker, Crew3, the Mackeys, and ?cores of other orticials, or hangers-on of the State Government - all out-spoken Republi? cans, and in various degrees of popularity I or odium among the mass of our white peo? ple-are living and conspicuous exam? ples of the falsity or the charge. We admit that negroes have been whipped and in ?ome cases killed, and we condemn the law- j lessness or which they were the victims as J heartily and sincerely as the Times can do. But even these cases are few in number. I We know of but one instance in which a white Radical hos suffered an injury at the hands of the so-called Ku-Klux. The mun "of mark and of growing political influence," J over whose murder, in broad daylight, the I letter-writer weeps inky tears, was B. F. Randolph, a colored member of the Legisla-1 lure, who was killed on the lGth of October, 18C8-three years ago, and long before the Times' letter-writer had been led,by the con? vincing argument of a taste or the official loaves and Ashes, to discern the beauties of Sooth Carolina Radicalism. At that tittie, if j we mistake not, he was still glibly spouting at Democratic ward meetings, In behalf of ] Seymour and Blair. -This, in conclusion, we would say to the New York Times : We flatly deny, that any Republican, taciturn or outspoken, is in any more danger, on the score of his politics, in South Carolina than he is in New York. This declaration we set squarely against the fab? rications of a writer, the bare mention of whose name would itself be, hereabouts at least, an ample refutation of his slanders. THE First National Bank, of Spartanburg, is DOW in active operation. This bank has a paid-up capital of $50,000, with the privi? lege of increasing to $200,000. The officers are: General G. Cannon, President; D. C. Judd, vice-President; GeorgeCofield, Cash? ier; E. H. Bobo and J. B. Cleveland, Solici? tors. Directors-G. Cannon, John H. Evins, Joseph Walker, S. Bobo, J. B. Palmer, T E. Gregg, D. K Duncan, D. C. Judd, D. E. Converse. >HONIX insurance. INSURANCE COMPANY OF BROOKLYN, NEW YORK. CONDITION OF THE COMPANY: CASH CAPITAL.$1,000,000 00 Surplus October 1,1671. . 658,765 45 Cash Assets, October 1,1671.$1,658,756 45 The latest advices conni m previous statements that the losses of this Company bj the Chicago fire-now ? being paid off-will not exceed. 3CO,ooo oo S. Y 0Ct26-3 $1.558,755 45 TUPPER, Agent, Eas1. Bay stree:. NDES INSURANCE COMPANY OF CINCINNATI, OHIO. CONDITIO* OF THE COMPANY: CASH CAPITAL.$1.000,000 00 Surplus, October 1, ;b7l, over. 600,coo oo Assets, October 1,1671.$1,600,000 00 The President announce] that the "ANDES" ls solvent and strong, and that they are paying off their losses aa rapidly aa ascertained. Amount of loss aa reported by their Agenta ai Chicago, not exceeding. 300,000 00 Remaining assets.$l,3C0,0O0 00 S. Y. TUPPER, Agent, 0C127-2_East Bay street. TNTERNATIONAL INSURANCE COMPA? NY OF NEW YORK. CONDITION OF THE COMPANY: CASH CAPITAL. $500,000 03 Surplus, as per semi-annual statement Of July 1,1871. 681.083 87 Assers, Joly 1,1871.$1,381,083 67 Total amount at risk in Chi? cago.$685,000 co Late advices from the Company state as "an outside es imate of their lOSBeB'. $500,000 00 Assets, October 20,1671. $681,083 87 S. Y. TUPPER. Agent, ? oe: 27-2_East Bay B reet. JJOME INSURANCE COMPANY, No. 135 BROADWAY, NEW YORK. Thia Company had, and mu has. ??? '??i? in Cmcagv/, ?uti ia now paying ita losses there as promptly as the same can be adjusted. When these are all paid, the HOME'S assets will exceed those or any other New York Company. Furthermore, the Board of Directors has unani? mously resolved to call upon the Stockholders at the earlie-t practicable moment for enough addi- j tional Capital to reston- PB ASSETS TO NEARLY 64 000,000 AFTER EVERY CHICAGO CLAIM IS FULL? SATISFIED. Will this not furnish ample Indemnity to all seeking Insurance, and ls not that Company entitled to the fullest confidence and support which thus, like * TUE HOME," btands in the breach and fully protects many Bufferers la the Chicago calamity, Instead of boasting that lt has no share in such a disaster ? . Misrepresentations of the Company are in cir? culation by interested parties, but ANY STATE? MENTS REFLECTING UPON THE SOLVENCY OF THE HOME ARE WHOLLY UNTRUE. Your business ls respectfully solicited. CHAS. J. MARTIN, President. J. H. WASHBURN, Secretary. New York, 18th October, 1871. OCt26-2 HUTSON LEE, Agent, No. 86 Broad si reet. rp H E GEORGIA HOME INSURANCE COMPANY, OF COLUMBUS, OEOROIA. INCORPOBATED 1659. CAPITAL AND ASSETS.$494,930 53 Untouched by the Chicago and other disasters, continues to furnish indemnity against LOSS BY FIRE on all insurable property, at adequate rates. J. RHODES BROWNE, President. D. F. WILLCOX, Secretary. Applications received and Policies Issued by HUTSON LEE, Agent, octlS-OwfQ_No. 36 Broad street. rJIRIED BY THE GREAT CHICAGO TEST The following first-class Companies are offered as security to all who desire to obtain value re? ceived Tor money paid In premiums on Fire in? surance Policies: ?ETNA, OF HARTFORD, CONN. Assets, July ls:, 1871, as follows: Cash Capital.$3,000,000 Cash Surplus. 3,047,378- $6.047,378 LOSSES by Chicago fire less than. 2,too,O0O $4.0;7,378 Income received during 1870.$3,972,894 HARTFORD, OF HARTFORD, CONN. Cash Assets, October 1st, 1871, as follows: Cash Capital.fi, ooo,co J Cash SurplU9. 1,785,877-$2,785,877 Losses by Chicago fire eas than. 1,200,030 $1,585,877 Income during 1870. 1,775,618 A. H. HAYDEN, Agent, No. 272 KINO STREET. ab~r J. L. HONOUR, Sub-Agent, East Bay. oct20-fmw2mo9 Cotton gus, (fins, Ut. rjIHE WINSHIP COTTON GIN, MANUFACTURED IN ATLANTA, GA. The f ubsorlbers are the Agents tor the sale or the above Superior GIN, ano beg to call the atten? tion of Plantera to its merits. Price $4 per Saw, delivered at any Railroad station in the state. PELZE R, RODOER> A CO., aug28-2moa Brown ? Co.'s Wharf. Itlcnts. WANTED, EITHE1A ora salte or two or two kitchen rooms. Adrress, B. B., through the WANTED, A ' and Cake Bake. given. AddresB tue Bakery house, S. WANTED, A GODD and to attend a male prelerred. Apply to nue, between the hours or 7 with good OTTO SONNTAG, known that this <ay Sunday Coats and Pana, at WANTED TO House, must haw part or the city prererrec. Bay, two doors below Collier HOUSE WANTED, TO CHASE, by genteoan Address Box 33, PostofSc?, cct27-l?_ WANTED, A Cabinetmaker. SILCOX'S, Furniture Sure, ford streets._oct27-2 WANTED, A W3T young child. Apply street, in the WANTED, A 15 to 16 years or make himself usefuUabou: commendations required. street. _oct2" WANTED WHITE, No. 88 Collins and Caskets atiesa in the city, and warrana to all ( ases. WANTED, A WOMAN as assistant upper servant to go to Camden, r?f?renc?e given and required. NEWS Office. WANTED. - 500 Also, 500 self rasing quire at N<>. 9 Market street. oct26-2?_ WANTED, A NURSE. MENDATIONS Church Btreet._octffQ WANTED, A FIRST NURSE, to w. om fu She must come very highly ceptation. Apply at No. between the hours of 8 and WANTED TO a sa ali House. office._oct23 WANTLD.-A SUITE situated Rooms, for a gentleman, wife and private family in the Address by letter, "Native," QCtl9_ WANTED PURCHASERS la the Land and ot Messrs. BUTLER, Tickets now ready. Will be at the offlce or Mr. EDWARD No. 23 Eroad street. EBEN may 29_ IF YOU ARE IN WANT MACHINE, see ?rst the cheapest and beat, at BI Btreet, opposite Express sepl6 amos_ WANTED, BY A GENT and perfectly man, of mature years, aplace ness boase. Satisfactory dress "PORTER," offlce of WANTED, BY A native of Florida, a or clerk in a bouse la favorably known throng bout ?.an famish satisfactory acter and qualifications. WANTED, BY A PETENT, steady and man, a situation, either as porter. Haa had experience very best recommendations. "Coachman" at the offlce Becure prompt attention._July28 AGENTS MANUFACTURING highest premium at the Cotton at Augusta^ Ga.,_In> l870. homes of the people.) for Chinesin 1870; 44,825 more other company. The SINGER terms at Mate Agency, No. sepl9-wfm3mus OIopartrtersrjifG ano LAWFIRM'-67 D. CLARK-BELTON A * mn of Carroll, Melton A so.vtU, 1 have associated TICE Or LAW W. A. CLARK, will berearter be conducted MELTON A CLARK. Columbia, October 2,1871. Uoarrjinq. B^?ARDTNGT^GOOD PLEASANT ROJMS, ing at N . ?9 Wentwortu also accommodated. BOARDING. - A can be accommodated and pleaaant rooms, on plying at No. 12 Wentworth ING also formatted. may ?o Sent. T~~oll?NT~l?G?UR Rooms. Apply at once oct2;r_ STORE TO EAST BAY, next door street, formerly occupied Bird A Co. Possession Apply to JAMES MARSH, at aug4-fstu FOR RENT, ARCHER'S Hall and Club Rooms. small respectable families. Apply at ARCHER'S BAZAAR. ^inonciol. jy? ORT ON, BL BANKERS, No. 30 BROAD STREET, Issue Circular Notes and travellers; aldo, Commercial all parts of the world. Telegraphic Transiera of parts or Europe. The accounts or Banks, chants received; Interest Advances made on Cotton, Exchange, and approved Drafts for ?1 and upwards Scotland, and Provincial Branches. MORTON, Bartholomew ang21-3moa B ANKING OP HENRY CLEWS No. 32 WALL STREET, Letters of Credit for cial Credits issued, available Billa of Exchange on (he don, National Bank of of Ireland, and all their Drafts and Telegraphic San Francisco, the West the United sutes. Deposit accounts received Coln, subject to check at Bight, the Clearlng-House as ir bank; four per cent. Interest balances; Certificates or Drafts and Coupons collected; approved collaterals and consigned to our care. Orders executed for Bailroad Iron. CLEWS, No. ll Old Broad aug2i-3moB JQE BING'S FILL For sale by

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