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THE LEADER.
?^AP?it^TON, 8- C.,
.Satuixlay, xian. 1?. 1866.
Arroosi-a? ACSNTS ; William Dart, faul Polusctt,
Samuel L. lb-nu cit, of Charleston ; Wm. B. Nash,
Culumblaj L'tan Uudlry, IlustOu, Mass. ;"ltcv. A.
Waddle, Savannah ; A. G. itnxtcr, Georgetown. AU
tao Lucas, New bedford, Mais.
TUM 1,-EA?V.R cnn be obtained nt the stores of T. Vf i
"C? i tl ?io, ocr ii rr of Henrietta aud Klizabcth Streets ;
aad at SJKum A De ooo . MiuUl Street, opposite An
soo.
Contracts and Freedmen.
The frridnun in thu Staten nf Mississippi.
Alabama, and Georgia have entered quite large
ly and sBiisfnctcrily into contracts with the
planurs. Thc planttrs in three States have
taken a practical, common-sense view of thc
existing stats of affairs, and made contracta
with .thc freedmen. Many planters have agreed
to allow th?m one-half of the crop, and have
turned in whutcver of farming implements and
iive stock they had on hand. Others ht vc pre
ferred to pay regular wages, varying from six to
twelve dollars per month, according to the ca
pacity of thc hands. It is well for the planters,
'well for thc freedmen, beneficial to the Stnte.s,
that the lands should he worked, and worked in
such a manner that the material wealth of ihe
South will be enhonced, ?ducation diffused, and
.manhood developed. Education ts indissolubly
connected with the development of the rcaoure.
cs of the South, o nd intelligent free labor will
bring forth results thut will put tu blush the
prr.ductB of the soil in thc palmiest days of
.la Y< ry.
South Carolina can't sec it. No, the palmetto
State will not consent to have her soil tilled by
free laborers. She must huvc compulsory labor
- thc right lo use the lash, instead of paying
cath. Consequently, very few contracts have
been made in this Stute. The planters complain
that the fi ced ru rn will not contruct. Of course
they nre not inclined tu contract for four dol
lars a month ur.d find tht nisei vc?, for they
know that il will not pay. Hut let planters
offer tw elve dollurs per month for able bodied
bonds, und corresponding woge? for less com
petent help, ?nd the waste places would be fer
tilized, swamps and fens recovered, and Caro
linn, blossoming as the rose, would become thc
garden of the world.
It is strange, indeed, that after slavery has
ticen made odious by the Constitution of the
State, os well ns by the U. S. Constitution, that
men will allow its accursed spirit to obscure
their vision, llccouse cotton cannot be pro
duced na cheap as before emancipation, they
conclude that it cannot he profitably raised, and
that freedom is a curse. Why, thc dullest scho
lar in the colored schools, knows that it matters
4not what may be the cost of raising colton, pro
vided lhere.is a market for it when baled. Au ex
tensive cotton manufacturer in Rhode Island
remarked, during the war, that he did not care
what, .price he paid for cotton, if he could get
his manufactured article to market before the
price of the raw material fell. Here was the
aecret of his success. This ls the correct prin
ciple upon which business may bc done. Othei
mills in the State shut down when the price of
cotton reached twenty-two cents, and com
menced again with it ut sixty cents, and real
ized greater profits than ever.
This State has an easy product, of which the
markets of the world cannot be glutted for
years to come. We have but to cultivate the
soil with industry and intelligence, and shall
fin*.) that cotton is still the mainspring of n thou?
?and wheels of fortune, which shall restore
South Carolina to her former business prosperi
ty,, wealth, and influence among the States of
the Union. Cotton can be raised herc by free
labor just as cheap as in any other State, and,
of coarse, can be sold to a? great ndvantage.
Why, then, do planters delay making ron
tracts? Why not offer inducements thal the
freedmen can oecep'., and show them by your
conduct, that in freedom you will be their
friend, and that the interests of planters and
freedmen are idedentical ? And if the freedmen
refuse fair offers because they have no confi
dence in former masters, then procure compe
tent Northern men for superintendents, in whom
they naturally have more confidence, and the
plan would be successful. The plantations must
bc cultivated, or great suffenug will be the te
ault, Irrcedtnen understand this aa well as
plumers, and aro disposed to make as good a
bargain for themselves as possible.
.'. Wa believe that the freedmen prefer to lease
landry but this is not ul way? practicable or best
fhr rile m.. Tb1 work on shares, with a small
piece of land, set apart for each to' raise some
articles for his own use, is the next oeat meth
od to secure contracts. Or if fair waacs be
offered,- freedmen will accept. The fields
would theil! thrive, cotton would bc pro
duced in abundance, and the happy hum of in
tellectual industry tuke the place of gaunt
misery, grumbling: want, aud ignorant preju
?loe. * _ _
FnE* L-Asoa EXPERIMENT. - Probably one
?gr* the best evidences in favor of thc successful
Operation of the free-labor system' in the South
may be found In trie-following-letter to Oencral
Howard, written hythe rebel General Gideon
?J. Pillow. General Howard-did not intend for
'th? name of the author of the letter-to be known,
bat the aauree of ita emanation l?sr leaked out.
. ' ..It affords me pleasure to inform you that 1
have been successful beyond my most sanguine
expectations in engaging labor for all my plan
tations iii-Arkan?as und Tennessee. I have al
ready engaged about 400 freedmen, and have
Hi ll confidence in making a success of thc year's
wo?k* Lhave given.to the freedmen in alteases
A pprt ol tbf crop of colton, and I allow them
land for cultivation for their- own use, without
charge *h?refo?.
I could have engaged 1,000 laborers if 1- had
needed that.number. My brother, who adopted
ny plan of labor, hs? HISO succeeded admirably
in the system or* free la>bor. I have put one
larg? plantation under whit? laborers from thc
Nonn, upon precisely the taine terms that I en
gaged freedmen. I felt anxious to try the sys
tem of whit? labor in growing potion, and,
therefore, I engaged labor of that character for '
?ne plsmta't.ohv ...... . (
',' ?no wing, the interest you feel in the success ,
of the system of the freedmen, and feeling grate* .
ful for your kindness to me, I deem it u duty
to communicate the .?eault? of my work thus I
fir." ? ,
The Last of tho Liberator.
Farewell, clear and faithful trieud of the slave 1
Farewell, ?ibertitor of America \ Soul-inspiring
spirit of Liberty ! it wai from off tue altar of thy
living flame, wo first caught thu noblo spark of
frcedora that yet burna within us lor the op
pressed of every eli (?o.
" Thc "Boston I.iben?or, which- commenced its
career on (he 1st nf January, lt&l, under the edi
torial management ut* WILLUM LX-OTD GARKI-?
SON, has ceased to exist. The object tor which
it was sturted has been accomplished-slavery
has not only been abolished by the operations of
the war fur the Uniun,but thc Constitution of the
United States has been so amended, aa to forever
prohibit slavery in any of the States. Thirty-five
years of faithful labor in thc nnii-slavcry ca.ise
have given a more glorious triumph for Mr. Gar
rison, tlmn will bc found in the life oi any other
man. Ile is thc must successful roan of all thc
world, because he IIAS been thu most faithful
man.
Let us look back thirty-fire years in the city ot
Boston, and read the salutatory editorial in tho
first number of the Lilnralor. No one can now
read it without feeling its force, but it had little
effect then, plain and prophetic as it was. These
sentences appear :
" During liiy recent tour for thc purpose of ex
citing the minds of the people by a scries of dis
courses on thc subject of slavery, every place
that I visited ??ave tresli evidence of the fact, that I
a greater revolution in public sentiment was to
? he effected in the Free Stales-nnd particular1]y
in New Fnglnnd-than at the South. 1 found
contempt mote bitter, detraction inure relentless,
prejudice more stubborn, un apathy more frozeu,
than among slaveowners themselves. Of course
there were individual exceptions to the contrary.
This Btute of things nfriictcd, but ilid not disheart
en me. 1 determined, ut every hazard, to lift up I
tho standard of emancipation in the eyes of the |
nation, within sight of Hunker Hill, nnd in the
birth place of Liberty. That standard is now un
furled; and long may it float, unhurt by the spoil-1
.\tion of lime or thc missiles ot n desperate toe- |
yea, till every chain bc broken, and every bond
man set free ! Let Southern oppressors tremble,
-let Northern apologists tremble-let nil the]
enemies of thc persecuted blacks tremble I
I am aware that many object to the i-everlty |
of my language; but is there not cause for sev
erity'? I lbw be os harsh ns truth, and as un
compromising ns justice. On this subject I do
nut wish to think, or speak, or write, with uiod
erutton. No! no! 1 ell a man whose house is
on fire to give a moderate alarm ; tell him to
moderately rescue his wife from thc hnnds of thc |
ravisher; tell the mother to gradually extri
cate her babe from the fire into which it hus fall-1
en ; but urga mc not to use moderation in a
cause like tho present. I nm in earnest--I will]
not equivocate-I will not excuse-I will not re
treat a "ingle inch-AND I WILL BE HEARD. The
apathy of the people is enough to make every
atattio leap from its pedestal, and to hasten the
resurrection of the dead ! "
Mr. Garrison says in hil valedictory, that ho |
commenced the publication of the Liberator with
out a single subscriber, nnd ends it without al
farthing ns the result of thc pecuniary patronage
extended to it for thirty-five years.
Wc may build costly monuments of bronze
to perpetuate the memory of Mr. Lincoln, but
thc name of Garrison will live aa thc Liberator
of America, when bronze snd granite ahall have
crumbled away. Ile will live in the memory of
the pure and just of every nation, so long as the
human heart beats in unison with the notes of
liberty.
It i? not announced what Mr. Garrison will
do, now that thc publishing of a newspaper is
off his hunds; hut we venture that he will not
be idle. He has worked long enough to bc en
titled to rest the remainder of his days. Com*
mencing life as the youngest editor in the land,
he has continued in the harness until he ic now
the oldest. Ile has fought the good fight. And
wherever duty or pleasure may lead him, may
Heaven's choicest blessings bc his rich reward.
LOTALTT IS LOCISTAKA.-The editor of the N.
O. 7>?6nn? took a trip up to thc parish of St.
Helena, the other day. Slopping nt Amitc City,
he found no military force, and no national flag
to be seen. The town uss ns completely Under
the rnrtrol of rebels ns it had been during the
war. A poster had been issued calling upon
ull white inhabitants of available agc to join the
State militia, which is nothing short of a re-or
gnnization of the rebel army. The muskets and
side arms to he used by thia force, belonged te
the defunct Confederacy. Several colored men
which he met, were entirely ignorant of any
Freedmen's Bureau there. No Uni, n papers were |
received. The editor finally ascertained that a
Bureau bad been established in Audie City, with
a provoaf guard of twelve men. Thc federal of
ficers were, however, at this time taking dinner
at the only ??'ccnt hotel in town, and discussing
the impropriety of mine Awi having a colored man
for a har tender. These messengers of freedom
to an emancipated race, wjre horrified nt such
audacity. The editor concludes as follows
" Wc prudently went liaek to New Orleans on
thc retnrn train, 'that stur.ted from Amitc Ci'y a
little before dark. Wc wen/ hack perfectly satis
fied that, in thnt parish, no rbange bas vet oc
curred. The Idol of Slavery V still stunning on
the nltaT; the spirit of State Righ ts and rebellion
is still rife. The representative!! of thc federal
power ore lost in the crowd ; und K'olitig them
selves powerless, they are wasting tiroc the best
they can-, and do not linn the feeling.1 of any
body.
Military on n large scale, and hy colored t.*oops
mainly, is the only way to make Abolition a
truth. Up to this lime, Emancipation has om'y
beciva lie- in most ca,r parishes."
Sow Fublloation.
The proceedings of the Colored People's Con
vention of the friste of South Carolina, held in
Zion Church, Charleston, November, 186fr, to
gether with the Declaration of Rights arid
Wrongs, an Address to the P?nple, a Petition to
the Legislature, and a' Memorial to Congress,
has bren issued itt neat pamphlet form, by the
Committee on Publication. It contains an ac
curate report of the proceedings and action ot
the Convention and the speeches made upon
that occasion. A valuable book of reference,
and highly important far all classes. Every
South CB io lin ian should' read- it,- and profit
thereby.
Movixo ON.-At tba New Veal's reception by
tim President, ut the Executive Mansion, after
the Ui.Linet, Diplomatic Corps, Army and Navy
DlRcem, and distinguished gentlemen; tho col?
ired people were allowed to participate in the|
levee. Many a ff happy Ne**/ Year to yon. Sir,"
j reeled thc President's e?ri from all classes and
.ll colors. Verily the world moves.
r iv - ^r.*jtr?T<-U-y **--'0 * ? ^?..i-r^ ?"i.T-.'.W.t.?:
Emancipation Day in Boston.
A large meeting of the citizens of Massachu
setts wu? held in Tremont Temple, Boston,'ijti
thc 1st of January.' -Mr. Lewin Hayden,- of
Boston, presided. Kev. E. Ni.Kirk. D.;I>.,
opened the aftertioon services by reading sflrc
tiona uf the Scriptures. Rev. Qeo. ti. W'aah- ,
ingtoti ottered prayer. The hymn Blow ye
the trumpet, blow1' was sung by the audience,
and Mr. S. Baldwin Smith read thc Proclama,
tionnf Emancipation,
Resolutions acknowledging the hand of Ood
in the emancipation scheme, also thanking Gov.
Andrew und the Senators and Represen tat ires
in Congress, for their efforts in behalf of the
colored race, were offered by Richrfrd T. Oreen,
and adopted. Addretsca were made by Rev. Dr.
Kirk, Dr. William Wella Brown, Chus. I? Re
mood, and Rev. J. D. Fulton,
From the Evening 1 Vice we learn that in the
evening prayer was made by Rer. Mr. McKay,
and a short poem read by Dr. William Wella
Brown. Mr. C. C. Coffin, of the Boston Jour
nal, made an interesting address, relating many
anecdotes in aupport of the bravery and devo
tion of thc colored soldiers in the cause of free
dom, denouncing aa the grossest injustice the
inclination to shake hands with reconstructed
rebels, to thc neglect of the rights uf those who
have so nobly defended the natiohl life, ile
closed by expressing the hope that all would
antiti be able to hail the advent of equality and
liberty throughout the land.
Wendi ll Phillips, E>q., was next introduced,
and greeted with loud and continued applause.
Alluding to the present occasion ss one emin
ently fitted for rejoicing and thankfulness, the
speaker counselled vigilance nevertheless, the
battle being but half over and the final victory not
yet won. lt bad been dcmoBtrated tc the world
that democracy could fight and conquer-it
now remained to be seen whether it could gov
ern, There were powerful influences actively
engaged against th'- principles of universal lib
erty and equality, which would require the ut
most energy of the friends of justice to with
stand. Already its power had been shown in
the overthrow of one of the strongest friends nf
justice-Henry Ward Beecher-and a plot was
now ripening in Congress, which would within
a hundred years display itself, the tffect cf
which would be to return the colored people lo
slavery. The most effectual remedy that could
be employed was the allowance of the right of
suffrage to the negro, by which he cnuld be en
abled to maintain hia dignity as a citicen uf a
free country.
Na'ioal salutes were fired on Boston Com
mon, at Plymouth, on Dorchester Rights, on
the Revolutionary grounds of Bunker Hill,
Concord, Lexington, and at the North Bridge,
Salem. Thc National flag floated from all thc
public buildings, and fram the military posts in
the Commonwealth during the day. The good
people of Massachusetts, like those of South
Carolina, paid proper respect to the day.
Congressional. {
In the Senate Mr. Sumner presented petitions
asking for equal rights for the colored people of
Alabama, Mississippi and Colorado.
A resolution was adopted asking the Presi
dent for information regarding Provisional Gov
ernors ; how paid, and whether they had taken
the oath of alligience.
A bill securing the payment nf the National
debt and preventing the payment of any rebel
debt was referred.
Mr. WILLIAMS introduced a joint resolution
submitting the following article as an amend,
ment to the Constitution :
No power shall exist in Congress to provide
for the payment of any person or persons for or
on account of the emancipation of any slave or
slaves in the United States, and no appropria
tion of money shall ever be made by law of
Congress for that purpose.
A bill was introduced in the Senate by Mr,
Wilson, fixing the peace establishment of the
army to sixty regiments of infantry, ten regi
ments of cavalry, and seven regiments of artil
lery, eaeh branch to have a proportionate num
ber of enforeo troops.
The admittance of the Tennessee delegation Is
still discusred in Washington circles, but we do
not think they will bo admitted immediately,
nor do we strpposc that any serious disagree
ment ?ill ensoe among the Republican mern,
bera.
Job Printing.
Our friends in want ot Job Printing of ?ny
kind will do well tn give us a call. We hate
facilities fo- the neat and rapid execution of
Cords, Bill-heads, Circulars, etc.
THE Cctoftzu AM?PIICAN is the title of a new
weekly paper, published at Augusta, Qa., by
John T. Shuften. lt ie ? Mvely sheet, fully or
to the times, and shtrold* be sustained by the
colored peopte of Georgier.
QT Congress will not be intimidated by any
threatenings of Executive Lower, bot maintain
the high ground it has taken on the reconstruc
tion question. The vital element of national
success must find ample development in thc
Congress, or our first threat hope is gone. We
relv with supreme satisfaction upon the people,
rverl if Congress should disappoint us.
'_,/ i ? i ?.-1- ..
ty The Chicago Republican suggests renew.
,ng Hr. Lincoln's plan of esttlv-nent-univef eal
mffrage and ut.i versal amnesty. The former, it
ivoukl reach hy.* constitutional amendment, Bl
owing the stile', to regulate the ri?ht of suffrage
is heretofore, hut prohibiting them from restrict
ing it by reai-niV of the 1 ace, color, or religion ol
he citisen. This plan would be perfectly .aalis
ractory to the disfranchised people of the South
?rii States, but'we suppose tilt' Hebels would
?t like the terms. They want lh<? Union as it
was, with privilege io mob Yankees and wallop
Negroes.
rjy One year ago tomorrow, tile 15th ?od
: 7th corps of Gen. Sherman's army proceeded,
in transports, to Beaufort, 8 C., from thence was
he successful march, upon Columbia made. "
MEETING.-Ra". Mr. French will speak in
Sion Church, Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
>thcr friends present. Interesting to all.
I?JT?IO Doston Medical and Surgical ..Journal,
?d?ted ?ty Samuel L. Abbot, M.D., undulara.** C,
White, M. D , contain! valuable medical irttclli
b?nVu and Vi**? stutUtlca fb?'^he practica.! (jhjsir ;
?Un. Published hy ?ti* viufo Clapp fc Soli, 1*34
Si'ashtpBtort-jHtrcct., Boston? ' . ??
. .J_i_t;-; -, ' " "
L lite tribune Alihnnac and Political Begi?tr-r
has bern received, lt ii deservedly popular, and
has been lor many years considered KU tl lui itv up
on* the topics'whlch it treats.'
?kwirAro'B?AL.-The Bollon Daily Evening
Voice comes to us in a new dress, enlarged and
improved-. It is a live, honest, and readable pa
per, and the orgftn o! thc workingmen of Massa
chusejU. May Ul cause, pr?sper and itself ??c
cecd .| _.
CAIT. H. N. BATCHKLLCR of thc Of>th U. S. C
T, has had his resignation accepted, and will
continue to reside in South Carolina as a citizen
lie has been a true soldier, a good bilker, arid a
consistent mah, and frc ?rv glad that he is to re
main among ut.
Eds'"A Sumter correspondent bf thc Charleston
Cuni ier has discovered a mare's nest in two
speeches of Chaplr.in French, one delivered al
Ntw York and thc othet at Sumtrr. Thc SourA
Carolinian also saw the nest, and laughed at the
eggs. In a very lohg article upon the subj-cl.
-written by the yard ?nd chopped off, ns if part
of a serio" novel.-ihe writer, possibly from a
force of habit like the Sumter correspondent,
draws largely upoa his imagination for facts.
The truth will, however, work, itself clear, atld
such garbled statements as these papers hsVe
indulged in will only help on the cause ol
righteousness in our midst. A second part of
this same romance appeared in a later number
of the Carolinian. We suppose thal it is to be
continued, like other novels.
Affairs About Home.
ES** There ts a amnll newspaper called the
South Carolinian, which has been published in
several piares, at different periods, as circum
stances favored, and is now issued in Charles
ton. One day last week it mentioned hav.
lng seen, In passing thc Merchants' Hotel, a
'.gaudily dressed white wench" throwing a
kiss and waving her handkerchief at the proces
sion of colored people on Emancipation Day.
This was simply an indecent item, catered tn the
stupid prejudices of its readers) but in another
issue, at the request of thc proprietor of the
Merciants'n Hotel, it has thc cool shame lo
state Ujiat the " white wench " referred to. was
nat in thc hotel at the time of throwing a ki-s.
hut oily In that vicinity. Kow, will thc Coro
/inion Ibe kind enough to state whether thin
scene, la which it affects to be so horrified, oc
curred; in the building next north or nest south
of the Hotel, or on the opposite side nf tin
street, or where I We fancy hearing tire ctho of
our question, .' Or tenure f "
DULLS ot ST. MICHAEL -Our readers will
rttnember that the beautiful chime nf bells in
the steeple of St. Michael Church, except one
retained for the regulation of the eily, with the
bella of other churches, Was contribu?'tl to
the cause of thc South, and long since
melted into silence, like the Confederacy. Tke
one hell remaining has recently been announc
ed by the Chief of Police, to be rung al ssven
and nine o'clock J", st.. (old time of s'avery.
when no colored man was allowed to be out
after the last bell without a pass.)
.' Thoie evening belli; their evening bells!
How mmj a talc :helr niuilc tells
Of youth and-"
There ! the bell's cracked I Oh dear !-No more
shall we hear its sounds. Il is broken, like the ten
commandments in marble, which one of Oem rsi
Gilmore's shells esme in contact with,
Farewelt old belli
No more to swell
Tu* tones of hell
And slavery!
Old broken heit.
How strange lo tell
Of your death-knell.
Aa? slavery!
Sra RETS. - We notice that our streets have
been Improved somewhat of Ute. Thc sidewalks
have been mended In some plates and made
quite passable. In other places the mending of
them has not been attended with equal success.
It is an imposition on (he public for any ont to
put heaps of unbroken oyster shells upon the
side-walk to be trodden down by the passers.
Pedestrians prefer che go tier to the oyster shells.
fuit LscTtr***.- By advertisement If Will
be teen that a course of Sunday evening lee
lures ar? to be delivered by Rev. Calvin Steb
bins, at the Union League Hall, The first will
commence on to<mofrotr (Sunday) evening, ai
?everi o'clock, and thc public ar> invited to at
tend)
MEDICAL.-'Vf e refer our friends who rb ay
be in need of medica*! attendance, to the adver
tisement of Dr. Becker, in ?rimher column.
BP* The papers of South Carolin? thal lake
so much paint to malign Gen. Butler, may have
occasion to regret their course. It would nert
be remarkable if Gen. Butler should beappoln*
ted to a command in thia vicinity.
Ta? ?fUt.- At tr.e fire on Meeting 8f re et on
Tusiday night, stealing it laid to hive been a
very noticeable feature.
Cjr It ia understood that Maj Gen. R. Sax
ton. Assistant Commission of Freedmen for the
Stateruf South Carolina and Georgia hts been
relief rd of hit command. A higher appoint'
ment ha* been tendered him. it ia not yet an
iou need Who will succeed the ti-efteral aa Conv
nissioncrV
INFOJIMATIOW VCjiWiErV.-?Of jV>hW Wntf, Jane
jihiim, Wadc.-Bnoi and Surixh Willingham, who
urmerly lived with Josoph WillhtglVain, in thc
'Iclntty of Alston Depot, near Columbia, Routh
TuroHnri, and formerly carried the rtiail from Al
ton Depot to Longtown. Any person knowing
if such persons will picoso giyc. information at
lilt office, ot write thc^Cincinrmji.Colored Chi-,
oii. m their motlier Cefshes them io come to
li io.
COMMUNICATED.
kdislo Island, S. C., Japiiurj 2nd. 18GG. .
?. . Si it,-. If voa cnn sparc it little sparc in ihe t%T
V*r. jil* insert tlie proceedings ot u ceiebrutioii
.in the qunitim ?if Co. II, 3Stli U.S. C. T.?f?
tlonetl upon KtHsto Island] the oveniiijj?'of J?n.
Ist 18B8. Ar>t.r partaking ,o{ R sjinple^llntibh,
jusl such as tho island could nilbril, tho'?olluwirig
programme was i|,c order of tin- i>vcniitg.
1st. Reading of ii(t; Proclamation, by Sergeant
Jackson Vunortnn.
2. Song,Ulallie cr.y of.Freedom. _~ -
3. Declamation, '1 ry ?Igain, liv PriVtttc Joseph
Whitfield.
4. Declamation, Toi.arco, " Bryah Keys.
6. " Debt ami Cr?dit; " John Moore.
The following toasts were llieii rem! l>v Corp'l
OHndriDelh , .
" isl. The day we celebrate, birili-duv to the ea*
tate yt' freemen of four ni il I ions co loi rd Americans,
may tiley cherish wi h grateful hearts thc metilo
ory of him who Conferred oir theta thin priceless
boon, mut With the return of euch succeeding uh
nivcrnrtry, feel that they ure attaining more und
mort unto true nlnhhiiod. Responded to by Mr.
Wlnlteinort\ of Freedmen's Ilurcuu and Lt. lt. I.
Clark, Co. ll.
2nd Thc Freedmen's lhireau, dispensing heal
ing to tile sick, lund to Hie hungry, and clothing
to the nuked, may ils drawers never lie found
empty so loni/ ns lhere, is need of it* hleased iiiin
?.tries. Mri Alden, ri bed inch'fl liurcau, alter
which a New Year's sung hy 'he Company, lead
off by Sergt. l'.llisou.
3rd. The Freed inert. So lorin ?hit so cruelly
enslaved, it is theirs lo prove that they appreciate
the blessing of liberty, by caruest und persistent
endeavors to make the most Ot the privileged
now grume I them. Maj. l/eliiiii*?
4th. Co. ll, 35th U S. (i. T. Wompi and
faithful in obedience to orders, patient 'liider
trials und hurdship?, courageous arv! unllincliing
in hattie, when the time conn s (or the?l ti. lay
down their arnm, iuuy they helio II ic us ginni citi
zens as they have been soldiers. Crijil ll.N.llacIl
eller.
5. The non-commisioiiL'ii officers, to their cheer
lui cooperation in currying out the biders ol their
superior officers is due much of the good disijiline
and general success of tin- Company, Sergeant
Smith and Corp'I Morrison.
6. Song, Kingdom Coming.
7. Remarks tu his usual Imjijft sty lo. Major
Delany.
li univ not he amiss to 8iij that the members
of the eompftny, ?ht? lOhk part, lilli IMO exi-ep
tioiis could not reud n letter about two ?cai s since.
D.
GEOHOKTOWN, Jan. 3. 18GC.
Editor of South Carolina I.t'tilcr:
Monday tierny New Vi ?t'a Dsy. and evei
inetnmotable in South Carolina, td.- pruccccd.
iiigs ot the du) herc ina) not a- uiilitlcrOlilig.
The children of the t/Yr/rgetbu ti Kduciiunfiul
League, together with ii lar^o concourse ot ?-fti
rctis, met at the Ri-ihcndu ljupttsi Chuicb. Mi.
Murrell WHS culled on to pray, nfief ? ruth thc
children of ihe .-ehool spoke us fdih {?* : Mallei
T. Muirdl, Mi-' A. E. A. Hu M cf,- Mi'? Ucla
vu Davis, SS . Dennison, J. A. linster, ami J.
Du UK. lt ? it.' uone ni H crediihlile iiiunni-r, uni)
they wi re gu ally upi.Intuid! for tin ii fine np
pearithci- unit i hi* uumiinblc maimer Iii wliuli
Hie? conclue** d theiii'i Ives. Then were men y
?vihgN ilien the follow i iii; gem leim n ml
IIII-MId iht* coins rc j* tuim : M*'s*i* J. H. Gici-hj
A. Kue, mid A. li. baxter, lin- aUdrc-ncn wet.
lippi <>p I In ic to ihe occasion. IC v, Jium - I lunn I -
lull, ul Pl lindi Iplitii. prent Illili lilt- Jitl/i 'to tile
clllldlfti, Ul lill exemplary IHHIIlifi ?'llCOUIHglllg
them io take fast hoi.I ol knowledge.
Miss A. K. li? Xi er ree? i veil ihr Hr?-t (.riz*,
which was u tuuunlul Murk-box; M?-in T.
Muir.lt. second prir?---u Rllp | illid the rent ?.!
t tie children H suitable pi ice uceutriing to then
merit. Mi. Ilumilion theil uddienned the muli
euee m un impressive iiiatim-r, wherewith .he
dulurru, together with Mr. Hutniltun, proceed
ed to No. 10 Hnlh v* lie ie u btnintilul ititiiiei
v* as pu pured for l helli. Alor ibeir appetites
wert- rutiaiecl, ihejf refited, mn] ihe leiiiuilidet
ot i he evening ?AUS h pent in nnnti by a lurgi
concourse ot citizens.
A. G. RAXTFCK. President.
Committee ?*? 1* DCIIIIIBOII, Johi.sOii, K C
Wilson, 1' Duvi?i.
" Wo Acoept tho Situation.*'
Bo say tile press of '.he South, bul li ts 6h\f
lip-service, Miiilc- the heait ia tilled MU li bitter.
ness? SVe CHuliOt tn kr np ii paper M it hool find
ing au ul tim tired Minti at t lie (infiniment, a ri'I
ita officer . compared ti Cul aline. Dinton, ni.o
Hobespn-re. The same fiduluii: upi.li une string
upon Mhichiht- ptop.e and pi ess ot the Sta li
lla ve laen pla) trig tor the luM thirty year? .
?? We aect pl Hie situation," while the)" are
tighiuig .. the siiuuiioiif" Milli a biiterueas and
IIOBI lily w liieh bt trays tne siiiouidcruig fires
within. And yet il is ? boptleas? fruitless, help
less conical. A Vinn anti totilt .?(tempt to keep
up M patty over the tonsil remains ot a Ot nd is
sue. SS'hy engender bitterness, sud keep up u
cry about aluvery und stcenMou, when bulli an
deud beyond ieausciiuiion ? SVhy nut honest 1)
alni riiiceiely ?. accept the situation," mid, like
true phllusopliern, make the best of a bud bur
gain- auccumb lo M hut seems lo be the I ne vit
allie dcciee ut lute, sud ^o cbctrlully lo M oik to
mend iiieir tullen lortuiies ':
'fil? Uoyeriiirieiit ul SS'u?hiin<ion ure fully ad
vised ot the condition ot things. The Presi
dent uni) thc Ctttiiiiel und Congress kiioM very
well thal the loyuliy of (he masses, and must ol
tlie leaders of ihe Southern people, consists in
an ill disguised hostiiuy io ihe const it tn td
DUthortues of the lund, UM KMUIIIIV and teeni)
covered by a stiiiolaucc ot auOmisaiun lu lite
irrevocable conditions ol u sleru and uucom
promlsifig necessity. Theie in, except in u te M
iintiduul cases, ml entire absence ul that loyal,
national spun which underlies true allegiance
and patriotic devotion.
We prenuuie ihe ullerunees ut tile Churk-aton
dully prens Alli be luKcti us t e Hue lepref>ontS-<
tiveot the political seiittmeiits ol the Stute ift
Urge, lt so, to M hut conclusion must all- can
di?, thinking nun arrive us lu the to)ul svniK
nielli ut (he Slate t 'I'uklllg liiut na uUt guide.
We cull plullily pelceiVe Illili loyalty to the Union
means treason to South Carolina, ll so. rt is
only u choice ul evils? SVe are ?'f coinpellt-d
tu be traiturs cither tu the Union or tu the
doUitn There seems to be no neutral ground -
hu p ul foi m lur those tu occupy who woiVId i inc
above faction, sud recognise the authority ot
the Union and the Constitutum.
Hut we would ask? eui bonot Towards M hut
untried und miexph/red shore ure we dri ung ;
Hetcre the ?ar we ?ere looking hopefully to
the end, which wc conceived to oe u diHsinotion
ot the hated Uuton, und the esta-btmhinent of a
scporBte und ind pendent government. We can
luOk- foi* no soie ti results nuM-. 'the grund tx
pm nit ni hun tieeii trnd. und pruved un ulter,
dMastroue failure. The Confederacy baa gone to
the tomb of the Capulet*, and we hsve nu
country now but the United Stales- no ttug hui
the rlurs and stripes-no government but the
one at SVunhingion, and no Coiisiitutiuu but
the one our futhers guve 'is-with a slight
amendment. Secession ia dtud; slavery is hint?
ted out forever, ?nu, u* sr section? we have no
hope-'ito hoiUv-no history-nw destiny out
side of our common country-ihe ICi-publie thai
Was h hi g ton and the heroes nf '7& f?ave us. The
lebeUion har ruined the South/ filled ii with
gruyes, blighed us budding hopes with the mil
dew of death, spread the tuui'ial p.ill over our
onoe happy and peaceful homes, mid filled the
land with ruin, denolsiion, und Moe; iind'yei
cling to its lifeless cwpnc 1 kc u dream ol
Paradise, und^vuinly strive to kindle ufre-h lin
Urea of fuction utiiid the vapors mid dei^tli*
damps lhat environ us dishonored grave.
MARK! ED.
In (Iiis city, Jun.'4th, hy 'Kev. A. Wehster, Mr.
Charles I.nw, und Idhi* Kosiiiiiinh Mc'Cail. holli ut
Charleston- ^. ' ,
jg '.j [A'Iirrll.ruj?rjt. )
SiloTpIiiift?T IT?- Surh I? the question nuked
6f us by perspiring friends about on nh average
.ipr ly . cightJOiAea per tv.enty-fo'ur hours, whirh is
Sxactiy, it? the mathematical mind cnn readily
compute, otu e every thirty minutes. To this in
terrogatory ( wldcV?jrj^f?c.c.an exclniniition than
question) wo reply, in n melting voice, "Yes,
very' ''--Wiping our handsome face willi a fresh
handkerchief. This generally terminates thc con
versation with mere ifofjimintnnccs j hut to mir
in ti imite friends wc are accustomed to ?nhl. in a
whisper, ihis golden nd vice-Trv HUHKL'B
Ciot.iiKN I) i TT Kits. They coiil as well as invigor
.te Trv them.
SPECIAL NOTICES.
FV MECHANIC & PLANTERS' HBNEVO
l.KNT ASSOCIATION.-A regular Weekly Meeting
di till? .issoelnllmi will like plnre nt the residence of
Mr. .luseph tireen, Meeting Street, every Thursday
evening; at 7 o,clock, p.m. Hy order of the I'rrsl
Heiit. C. ll. I'llICK, See.
The following are til? utneers of the ?bore associa
tion : -
?Ismes Levy, Prrsldent ;
Joseph (irren. Vlce-Prri.;
C. II. I'rlcr, See. ?nil Tress.
Pt undhi!: Cotnmlttnr- Couimltlrr on Charily
I?; Slimmers; Ch'rmao; i A. Itohertson, Ch'rtu??;
J. Johnson, I C.' Tullver,
T. Mills, 1 J.Murrr.
8 ike warda,
Vf. Purry, | J. I'altnrr,
Jan. 13 lw 15
KT- MO H A?, FRATERNA ?< SOCIETY.
You sro hcrchy summoned to attend thr third Anni
verssry Fit rel In j; of the shove named society on
Thsrsduy ev.-r.liij-, i.Hh Hist.; st yoor M ?ella | Koora,
No. in I'lit Street. si hslr-pnsC six o'clock, preclicly.
Hy bider'nf Ult! t'rcsidciiL J. M. QUASH.
.inn l.i lia' Sec'y.
iir MUTUAL Aili ASSOCIATION. - A
sp?rhd rhn-t trip of lids Asstviatlon will be held on
Munday r+rhlni? Witt, lilli Inst., st llonum's Itali,
.'olin Pire'M,' nt 7 o'clock;
il y o'r/lr? of (lie Presiden!;
Jan 13 iw 15 M. J. SI MONDS, Sro
C7- ftOtlCF. -Dr. t. fl. Memmingrr rc
spe'clfiilly oilers his services lo lils friends and the
I'tihlic, in (lie practice of Medicin?, Ohstctrlcs and
StifperV;
(lillee No. lia vVtmttr?ri?i Slicer, ?outi? sitie.
T. I!. M F. M M rs o r n. M. I).
?iv 15. Jan. 13
rp" ATI EN HON! COMPANY ti. ir?'ME
ott A HUH.- Aiirml s rrgiiiitr meeting of your cn'rn'pany
rin' Monday next, tit li inst., st llor?n lia Hall. Uj
Order JOH5 noHilrf,
IJcut. Commanding,
JOHN C. nzsvxnTKYS, O. S.
F?T LADIES' PATRIOTIC ASSOCIA
h ON - a meeting or this ?S.OHHIIOO will bc held nt
ihr St Hilary llalhnn Monday afternoon,'nt 3'o'clock
iinfl n Cnltefthin .'III hr takrm np. Itv order of the
I'reSiuerrt. .MILS. KM Al KU LY.
.I.im3 In ll
JV fl fi TH PATRIOTIC ASSOCIATION.
Yon ure hereby ? ninmom il to Ht'ieiia n ficherai Mrrt
inj; nu Krills rveiling next/ 191 ll Inst., nf F. f.npet'
resiitriinr, Hi nrl?l?a Sinei, st 7 o'.lock, on bunncgi
of Importance. Hy order P.M. Chairman.
Jsnl.1 Iwl5 ,1, M. ri. Six', pro inn.
ty JUST RECEI VED; liv O'Hear Sc Fen
ie!;, 11 . Lout load of COTTON fmni thc Collin
Stale Pince, anti one lund from the Frogmore
Place, St. Helena Island. Jun. (Uh tl*.
CV SCHOOL NOTICE.-The duiieis of
my School will bc resumed on Tueidsy, Jnn?sry
?Jud, l.?C<5. K'b. M Meeline Street
Ihr 2o Stn in I" KT Kit lt: MOKfiAN.
CV Dit. Ri A. HOHEM AN | Inn An-t. Sorg
U. S. C. T.) Iis?, taken up hts residence In this City
with' thr vie? nf engaging in ihr pr sci kv of M..linne
and S ll ruer y. Kur 'bc present? he will br found at
hi? ornee. No. W Calhoun Mt., iinil ni rmhlrnre, No. 3S
riobard Street, heir lt ut le ire. Office hours frum 9
to ll, ?.m., snd front 4 to ?, p.m.
Nov -i9. ams'
tnr SMOI.ANDEU'S EXTRA CT iiuciiy.
curr.? Kldlli-V IHM'SSC.
SMOI.ANI.KIt'S KX Tit ACT IIUCHU
cur-? Ithnimnti-ni.
FMoi.ANhEll'S KX T it A CT IIUCHU
cures I'rinsry Diseases.
PMOl.ANUKlt'M KXTKA?T HUC?l?
eures Orstrl.
BMOLANpEK't) KXTKACT ?UCI?U
cures Strictures,
the liest lr' I u i tl Kxtract now before thc puhllr I*
?~? ttl ?il it ntl o r'M? Kor the diseases named shove,
?.nd far Wesknesses anti l'alni In the ll.trk, Y> piste
cotnpluints, snd Disorders, arising from excesses ef
n<>>' Ulnd, nnd ls p?-r IV-ftl >' lnviiiii-"
rilli?;. Sold by sll Apothecaries. Price one dollar.
Try tf. I?, names & co. New York, sud Harne?
Wini.*. Co., New Orleans, Agents fer the South ?nd1
West. HUH h RIG lt lt HOUKHS. Hoston, Mass ,(??n
eral Agenta.' i Dee '.'8, ly, i'i
U. L. A.
C O UNCI L TV O. I.
.Meet on Tuesday next, January 16, ls?6.
Jun ll lwlS lt. il. MAfiWoOD, I'resl.lent.
Suiidav Bvvciiiiirr Lec-iirrcft
FREE Tt5 A CL.
A rour?e of Monday evening' lectures wyl lie nelly-'
ereil lt? Union League Hall, IW Kiu? ft., by Hw. Cal
vin Stebhms.
The tlrsl Ircture will be itellvervd on Suridsy eve
ning, Jun M 188, nt 7 o'clock, SiilijKt, " Th* Pro
phet Samuel, as the medite or betwssen the old mid the
new," sppUcnhte to our time. .'un 13, lw, IS'
DR. T. J. BECKER,
Consulting f fr y s i e 1 a IN
HMAS Incalrd lilmeelf st' No. 70 fomlnc Hirer!,
where he will hr Sappy te attend incal?? for
medical sitendsnce. Particular atlcullon paid lo alt
Chronic dlacsncs.
(Unce hours, from .* s.tm, t? 13 m., sud. from .1 tr. 7
pru. JaUl3, tf
/I Mew Junk Store,
-to; i:iH Etas! UUy Mtr??t.
2 doors a>?nvo the. fish mnr'..et, (olllcc next door to
thc Imut-lionsc") Where the undersigned is prepared
to hoy VvcfV'deicHprtriti ol' v'roilglit tt tit* irbn,
olil copper, hruss, ein:*, lea I, hrolten i*otlon, rice
tilga, OKI rhnVakit, old rope, nahum, 1st qtialU'y of
virgin rosin ;' fnrs. (such Hs otter', ultu';,-monk rat,
fox, coon, suhle), mid live cerne' rVntliers, wool,
hides, deer, lamh nm! sheep stuns.
1'ersons hrluging the ul.ore articles hy Imat can
mid on D.K^k or Mtirkri Wharf, or at high water
in thc rear ol thc store house.
C. PULLEN.
Charleston, Jan. 10,18?ri. Sn? 1&?
FOR;
James? John, St ft.isto Island^
frilK Kine llj;ht draft Steamer " MAH," having
1 marie her ll ret Trial trip, will.on and aller thc ftr?i*
nf .tun IMS., leitVe Chnmlm'a Wharf? West KnU "f
Tnnld Street, dally, fur James und .lohn Island exmpt?
Wediieitluys when she will leave fur Kdlilu Islahd*.
WM. IIA HT, Ageiih
1?c "0. if r, Msrk llo .,ir.| Htesinltxil Co.

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