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wi*hiu0' tu advertise by th . your.
A-imnnrinsr Cindidat*s ?ii.OO. in advance.
?rora ?* ashiugtoii.
WASHINGTON. May 24.- The new Freed
mau'a bureau bin wa> discussed in th:- Hun
to Jay. S>-ciion s.x, as repn ted by the cou.
Ci i tte?; provides thu. when owners apply tn
119 restcra'ton of- lands ^llnt'?ri negroes b;
(??u? ni Sherman, t he Bureau snail rent oi
.piucba?M Otber uude tur said negro?". Mi
Stevens moved an amendment, to the eft"' Ct
that cue Bureau ?hall relujo co surrend: .
Sea Island ianda u> ioi mor owners, which wt.
adopted by a vote of 79 yeas to 4 j noes. Ih
Joni Will certainly pas?.
(Jeueral Sickled will retaiu ?ommand *oi
both tue Caiolinas for thc present.
. Mrs, Davis is arrived in this city to-da\
Th? objeet ol her visit is to endsavor to g*
her huau^iiU's prison changed. Surgeon Coob
er reports th-1 >Ir. Davis will die if he
kept at Fortress Monroe.
lin? Senat?* will reduce the proposed Coi
fas Ta* (roui five to three ceuts per pouuti
A strong commercial pressure t j accomplis!
i ?-s ;mrpo.se has beeu brouglit lo bear up.',
the Senate. :
By direction of the President, the Dopail
m dil ta oe North au?l South Caro! na. Geo girt,
and Alabama have been discontinued. Nor: h j
and South Caro?ua will Mft&iilct form ono'
Department, mid be in cotuman 1 of Major
Geoeral Daniel E. Sickles, with Headquar
ters, at Columbia.
General Wuittlesey, of the .Freedmen's
B.?tvau in North (?trotina, bis been relieved,
ami v?" bc s*t<ccfed?rd l?y General Huger.
The De.vtiTiue::v> ot Georgia and Ali jania
will be consolidated uud^r the command o:
General C. ft. Woods. Gan?fal Tilb?ti and
Swaine will have charge of tho Bureau "
John P?iii?p-?, ?tf'CT., nas beeu confirmed by
the senate a:i United States District Attorooy
for Sittth Carolina.
It i-: slated tbs? a .delegation bas arrived
hera from Newborn, p. C., on a minion to
break the effect o? the exposures made by
Genera's Fullerton and Stcedman as to the
ratnagement of tbe Freedmen's iiureaji in
tuat Stat?. Tue affiiivits rerlee'ing opon
the private conduct of OIIP of the President's
Commissioners, while at Newbern, has a1 ready
beeu forwarded, and their publication anxious- i
ly ?oohed for. It is believed nb Ktone will be
left ant urued to crush the men who have been
instrumental in exposing tbe nefarious ttnns
?ction? of the Freedmen's Bureau agents.
WASHINGTON, May 25.
The House has passed thc Bill excluding
from West. Point tho.se who hive served in
the Confederate army.
WASIHVOTOI?, ihy 2G.
It is stAted that the Senatorial cnucufc has
failed to agree on the Constitutional Amend'
uuiiit. a* reported from the committee. It is
i-onsidc-red practically dead.
.Cuudition oi" Expresident Davis.
WASHI?CTO.':. May 23.
In compliance VT'ib the President's inatruc
lions, Dr. Cooper, I". S? A,, reports the condi
tion of ex-Presidfint Davi-t. He is consider
ably emaciated, the fatly tissue having almost
disappeared, leaving his skin shrivelled. ? His
raus?les are small, placid and very soft, and
he has but little muscular strength, ile is
quite weak and debilitated, consequently his
gait is uneven and irregular. His digestive
organs at present are in a comparatively good
condition, but become quickly deranged. Un
der anything but most carefully prepared
food, with diet disagreeing with him, dyspep
five symptoms promptly make their appear -
une*, followed by vertigo, severe facial and
cranial neuralgia, erysipelas inflammation of
posterior scrip aiul rigtn side o: the nose,
which quickip' affects the right ey?, and the
only sound one he now hoe, and extends
through nasal duct into the interfcp of the
His nervous system ?3 greatly doranged, ;
being much prostrated and excessively irrita
ble. Slight noises, scarcely preceptive to ro
bust he-ilth, cause him much pain, the de
emption of the sensation being as of one hav
fug every sentient nerve exposed to the waves
of sound. Want of sleep has been the great
and aimeH principal cause of his nervous ex .
citabiliiy. ? hi-i hos been produced by the j
bearing of lite creaking boots of the sentinels
on post, the sounds ot the prison room, and
the r?i?3vi.ig of guard u ino ?apiratiou ot
every two hours, .which almost inrarfably
??" Davis States that he has scarcely en
joyed over two hours of unbroken sleep at
one time sine?? bis confinement. Means have
been taken, by plapipg matting ou tho floors
for the sentinels to walk on, tn alleviate this
Bource of disturbance, but with only partial
success. His vital condition is low, and hi
has but little recuperative force, ?hou?d he be
attacked by any of thc severe foi HIE of disease
io which the tide water region of Virgil.ia b
Surgeon Cooper has reasons to fear for the
President Johnson Sustained.
WASHINGTON, May L'4.
At a serenade to the President speeches
were made which elicit considerable comme at.
Secretaries Mcculloch and Wells, and Post
master Dennison cordially endorsed the Pres
ident. Secretary Stautou considered the re
construction section disqualifying Southerners
deplorable, being without justice or wisdom.
Sectary Harlan and Attoruey General Speed
decline? to speak.
Forney, ia discourteous and tart letters, de
noonces McCtlilu>ch. He says that his speech
is brutal, and is th?" endorsement of a tyrant
by a supercilious officiai?
WASHINGTON, May 22-The bill in relation
to the public lands in Alabama Mississippi,
Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida, btv passed
the Senate. It provide? that they be djs.
posed of according to Homestead Law of 18*52,
without discrimination as to the color of thc
purchasers, the price of patent to be five dol
lars, which allows the privilege of securing
land to persoos who have served in the Con
federate army, on taking the oath of allegiance
The Bankrupt Bill has passed the House
by yeas 63, nays 50.
lien. J. B. Palmer, of Tennessee, baa been
JETTING TB Ufos RIGHT.-rMsj r General
Gordon Granger, of the United State* army,
passed tbfOvffh P'we on Friday night
last on bi* way fl Kast i'enneesee,- it is said
by order of tuc P/fcrideiit, to let the people
there know that tho" ?fr had ended and timt
L,? had so issued his pr^^Af ion. Wo learn
that the General has orderet? ?M pur?oiis who
have received orders from tbe "LoJ^ Is-fi-W'''
lo l ave the State to report the same to bim
and to remain at their homes ; tLat the olfcn
dors shall be brought to trial and punished.
The General says law and order hus to be re
atored ia Tennessee if it takes an an a* tu do it.
It is reported tbat a rrg'unerjt of cavalry
has been ordered to Jonesboro', and that the
t'nion Fla;rt a newspaper published Aero,
baa boen suspended, but we ve not incTin'd
to believe either, though General Grander
might hare intimated something of the kind
to tfie editor, if he did not dwarme the tone oj
his pspiL^?asScl -l?^th.
From the Memphis i?ullotin, May-?.
Decisions of the Tennessee Supreme
We learn ?hat thu besin^-sa-pf the Supreme
Court was huiouotj jwoouday. ibo .'case ol
Jumps, administrator of Stoner TS. Ward,
Jcc., was decided in fav?r of- the complainant.
A good deal of interest h&d been felt in the
wise by persons who have been dealing in
Confederate currency. Stoner borrowed ?rom
Ward, in the early part of 18(12, about $12,
000 of Confederate euri ency, and gave bis
note for the amount tc Ward, and, to secure
the note, gave a deed ir trust on the lot on
ffhicb is the Senate House, on JedTerscn
street. The debt fell due, aud was uot paid,
und therefore the trustee advertised, and was
about to sell the house and lot. Stoner b;
lng dead, the administrator filed a bill in
.uaiicviy to et. j oin the sale, alleging that the
,ot*atid deed iu trust were void, for the
reason tbat the consideraron of the same
.VAS Ciiuiederate currency.
. The Court held tba: the not* and trust
'...?ed were vn>d. and ordered the same to oe
.:uic.:led, and the trustee to be perpetually
ojoiued from attempting -to sell the bo.i?e
...d lot. The ease wan argued by Mr.s.-rs.
,'ortecht and Humes f:.>r the complainant,
and by Messrs. A. M. Verger and Henry G.
Suiitu for d. fendants.
The Court also decided that it js not neces
ary to the validity of irrita and other pro
.ess in judicial proceedings iu the Court* ot
he State, that the intimal revenue stamp
inscribed by the act of Congress slwn'd be
atfixea to the writ? ot process ; than. iheG"V
. lament ol the Uuiied Slates nas uot the
.wMitational power to require stamps to be
.iftixed to a process issued by the State
lue opiuion was proposed and load by
Judge Alvin Hawkins, aud is sp k-u ol' by
.he bar as marked hy great learning and co
>eucy ol argument, lue decision wa.- made
ii the case of the Uniou Bauk of Tennessee
es. Vanderville, H^ury G. Smith for tjie bank,
and A. L. Kellar for the defendant.
i HE ADVERTISER.
JAiUSS I. BACON, EDITO*.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 30, 18?6.
.* fr. posed City ol ihe ll ur mc A>euu."
tu uaui tier I-UIUUJU Wi.J tie luuuu a Cai (J Willi
lilia captiou : "The Cout'ederaie Dead." We Leg
every one to r..ad it, Mid to ri.:pond to its call,
j^-ftt ut<) Ul ul j ul llicll *' Heroic Ltau" it so (limr
?nu saoiod to our pevpl?, that any long aud ur
gent appeal ir oin u.s, prcmng tLi- call upou Iii ?ir
aUenu?u, wuuld, in unr humbie opinion, bo lo
uee eaaary and out of tasto. I: iu this loved und
holy CHUse, olio tiiuplo 'und be not t'Utiicioat,
thou l]...Ut?i.tli Wuu.d bo il un avail ?
M?ud?; next ?iii u? Sale.day. lu ail pru ba
bilii> lhere Will bc inaiiy id-ixius b?ru fi om u\cir
jun ol' ihe District. -Vfc know they will remem
ber this u Proposed City of tLc Heroic Demi ?
T'iai honored citizen aud Midier, Ea Gov. flf, j.
BONHAM, h<ts hoon c niutuideatod with, upon tbe
subject in question, by Rev. PAM, TUA IM BU, of
Charleston, Ageui foi Son ch Carolina. Any sub
scription* depot i ted nitb iL? Editor, Publisher,
or Employees of the Adv<t>*<r Office, or with Ii.
C. Duras, E?q., -viii be receipted for aud prcmpt
ly delivered into ti.? h.ir.d. of Gov. BONHAM, who
will iu turn forward them to Key. Mr. T.iAi'U U.
For God's sake, let n<>t thc noble aud self-sacri
ficing Virginatis Juive canse to say that South
Carolina failed. t'"*UJ j? th!? lab-* of love .'
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Adverluemenls To Wfojch Wp Call Par
The alterations in the card of Capt. BE.V. ROPER,
'fax Collector of Edgefield District.
Mr. S. F. GOODK'S salo of imuiture, provisions,
?tc , on Monday next.
?ir- C. PKWBCB'S advert?-emenl of Turnip Seed.
The Card of C. A- VVJLM.tvs ?fc Co. They ha n
i.'oru. Bacon, Flour, 4 c., . ?c, ai 259 Broad
% Icet Iee I ie?- !
?o us there id mpiuro in thc sound !_ Tba DM
.70 i?>.rc 62on or tn Ked the- season, ea.-jc to us n
^?w wou.ents ?go, io a pitcac.- ot Lemonade, from
<;or vet? .'cartoon? youngl.iend, Mr. J J. B?VAN.
And where th!? cain* i?->f??, Jo wit, Mr. BRI AN'S
Saloon, moro is to be fount. Xor will a folio? bo
ohlii/t-d to take it ia Leinoradc. Verlmii S?jt !
ititi' Rond Heeling.
Wo announce with very great pleasure -tTiat a
Railroad meeting will bc held in our t.iwn on
Monday next, June 4th-Sale-day.
Or perhaps, spousing strictly, i'- -hould not
call it a liuilrnad mooting ; for of rourso with ?0
short notice, it uiu?"t necessarily l.e BI tuewhat ii
furnal. ft were beater lo uny that on Monday
next, Col. Wi i.ii A M JonNSTox, the distinguish" d
President of the Colombia and Charlotte Rail
road, and of the Columbia A Humburg Railroad,
ill add ref* our citizens upon matters connected
with thc latter Road. Col. G-Ann.vKn, the cour
teous aud popular Chief Engineer of the Colum
t.k $? Hamburg R/iad, yjl! oho probably address
thc meeting. V?"e be/peak for these ?contienen 11
largo urowd of intelligent a?d interested hearer.'.
Our Frii-nd- ip Galveston.
From a late number of thc (falsetto* A*eic?, we
dip the paragraph found below. And we are
delighted to see cur old ?nd Lonored friend, JK;:
MNCS, spoken of so klnd y and so truthfully.
But whore is our young friend lI.':ICi?>? We can
tiSMire the peoplo of G ul ven ton that Mr. J. B.
flu re ns, who, if we m isl ak 0 not, is a meuiber of
io?! firm of JXVNINCS &. Co , wiil prove a vulua
ble addition both to tho ECrdal and bus ?m. ss ele
r?sint of their city, His poppjarily a* u gentle,
man and .1 pharmaceutist couped hie departure
from Edgefield to be a source of uoivcrsal regret >
and his many friends in his old home arc anxious
now to hear of his well-being und pa>;per!ty.
" Wo invite the attention of thc trade to"tbo
ucw Drug boose jait esUblii>bed on M?rket stree;,
between 22,1 and Tremont i'rects, by Messrs. W
D. Jonniuga it Co. They bave in .-"tore, and aro
uttering at inside fig ires, a large tupply of Drugi,
Chemicals, Paints and Oils, just received fresa
from Kew York. I r. W. D. Jennings, tbe senior,
is a ?launch South Carolinian, of long tx perlenes
in the Drug buenos*, and has opened a nous:
that will bo quito an. a?qv jsition to thc Island
City. By nil mean3 encourage settlers of sucij
charecter by an immodiute r;all."
The Cuck-Eyed Old Villau; !
Old Beast Butler has 4 icn making a speech be
fore tho Pennsylvania Legislature at Harrisburg,
lu this spooeh, hu gran ti us but one right Read
what it is. And ?penks of being " impoverished. '
Bah! it is we who arc^imi'overii.hed. Ile hal
thousands of silver spoons uud mirrors and pianos
and carpets, while wc have but one single righi.
And truly, if things go or from bad to worsj
much longer, many of us will be very apt to avail
ourselvos of this solo remaining right.
> " We had conquered the South-conquered
theni'of f.ll their rights exc?pt one-tho right lo
be handed. He bad iu.po.erisbed himself and
si,od tbe bipod pf a brother and'a son in defensi
ol' tho groat pr;ucjp!oii for which they had fought,
and he for one would neyer yield imless seme one
of tho leaders in the robcllion was hung."
A Paper from the Heart of Nebraska.
From Kearney City, Nebraska, wo receive the
Kenmry Jternld, a dignific? and respectable jia
por, of Southern proclivities. It is a Semi Week
ly ; Six Dollars per annum. It is a very pleasant
novelty to get ap .-y.-hnoge fvom this new and far
otF country. It will always ht, hailed with inter
est in tb? AJren'i?rr Office The Editors speak
as follows :
To par-iee East, we would stite frcm the HKB
At.n alone cen they obtain the earliest, reliable
and detailed information from the . F?r West.''
lt is the only pap?r published within th?- limits of
that 'ix hundred mile scopo of country kn-'wn ns
tho " Atm ricin PHns." ?
Youngster Snnrc That Cir!.
Some extremf'y P?" nrobh, or ihe male per
koacion, h?yi :
Youngster, ?pare that girl !
Kis? not these lips s 1 meek !
Unturned let b?r Mir 1 >ck? euri
Cpon the maiden's chock.
Bd'eve her qu'tc a sa'rt,
H.r looks are all dir.uc,
lier rosy two is paint,
Uer fora ? ?rinolln?. 1
Colombia. & Hamburg Railroad.
Tbo terni?l?ii ion of ?he late disastrous war hal
left to the cit''.un5 ot Edgclie'd District, BS O
avery other sertion of the South, little ?ave theil
lands. Tin- qui**- ion mituriilly nric.-s, how eau thost
landa ' u onba r-ndin valu.-? Ma.iv in"?ons an
moving to-the W??r mid io foreign o-'intnes. maa j
plantuiions ure under ibo Sherill's hammer. ?un
many i-ibi-rs m-ii-t !?.. .-old for parti?i in, nod oilier
wise. The consequence will bu tliHt in an isolatec
District like oui s, win. re speculators ure few uni
oapitsl ?caree, run e-tut?? IUU-I depreciate in valut
anlest some ??Uiutu> lie imparted to lt* already
depressed ci edition.
Experience, as well HS Msl?ry, tenches tba
Highways, especikl.y R-dironds, aru not only tb
great civilizer*' ol ami.tries, but al.?o ihe gre'a
appreciators (if we niij use the Word) of landei
estates. And wc do not ho-Unto to -ny thru, th
landa in Edgefield Di.-lric will appreciate tel
per cent in value the very day 'lie first liar o
iron i? laid on the Columbia and Hamburg Hail
Thi.- Road wi 1 be the prent an 1 recostar;
connecting litik between New Orle-.us ?iud Net
York. It will bo a por:ion pf thc old I'iedmm
Road, which ha? been always conced?d to be th
direct and nearest air Hue .between these tw
cities^and tho mad over which thc immense an
?atire travel from South Wost to Nirth East, an
viet V'THO, must pass.
There are nt present from 3?0 to 400 bundi t
work on tbie road, which fore? will be ?h?'rtl
increased to ?OO. Tb? contract for the bridg
over the the (.'.ingaree ut Coi mn bia has been : .kui
Tho laying of tue iron upon tho track will to
commenced about the ht November )i:xt.
Col. WlkLIIS Jon.NaTON, the able and nidel
know:: PrcMOetii of the Knud, as also nf the 0<
luuibi i Ji Charlotte Road, acciiiupaui?d by Co
UAIU'M;I:, Chief Engineer ot the foi mer, hav
been lately in our midst, bending their united ei
orgies to the furtherance and -peedy ace mplUI
ment ol their great w irk. Tho high iutegrit
and known fiuaoeiul ability of the Presider
stamp with ruceesi auy measure with which I
allow.? ? is uauie to bu ns-ociiited. Ile is ptah
practical and earn-sf, and possesses in a remark)
ble degree the confidence of thc eutiic public.
So;:.e time ?go, wheu Cot. JoHXSTOX's Dan
was first associated with the Cornubia & Kau
bnr"' Road, *? h id occasion to east our Ryes ov.
a st.llewen: of the condition of the Charlotte Roai
We ascertained thc following facts. The ennui
iocoino of ibis Road was about $ :00,l>00 : au
thc tied income, after payment of all expense
$190,000. The eutiro cost of this Road wi
about $2,000,(00 ; thc yearly interest on which
SIM,000, leaving $60,000 nett profit to the Stoct
holders, p r annum. Dceidoa this, whoa Sherotu
inarched through thc country, thc Charlotte Roe
owned o-.cr Iii HO hales "f cotton, a large nuiubt
of negro tlaves, aud much other valuable pr(
Tho Columbia ,t Hamburg Road will cost at
close estimate $1300,000; and it is reasonable I
suppose that a great and unavoidable thorougt
fare from North to South, as this Road must ni
cessarily bc, will prove moro remunerative tha
tho Charlotte Ror.d. .
We aro fully awako as to how immcasurobl
important to Edgefield Dhtrict will be the con;
plction of the Columbia k Hamburg Railroad
How immeasurably important in a uionotary pois
of view, and al.-o in the way of convenience
And we sincerely trust that our citizens from a!
parts of the District will tacot Cols. JOHNSTON ao
GARI>$KU ou Monday next, ready lo co-operat
with them heart and hand.
The Episcopal Methodist Church.
Two or three weeks ugo, WC stated, thinking i
to bo correct at the tiui'j, that the General Con
ie renee of the "Methodist Episcopal Church
South," then in session in Now Orleans, hai
ehangod the name of thc said Church to tfanpli
" Methodist." Wc were in error. They chwigct
it from "Methodist Episcopal" to Episcopa
Methodist." This Conference adj..urned durinj
the Cr?t week of the precut month, ftexteudci
the pastoral term to tour years. Twenty sever
th -usacd dollars wcro.voted as tha iuppurt of thi
Bi?hop.?. Of these we are under tho impres.-ior
thera aro about one d iz&n. The prokati n system
was abolished, and members Hre to bo receive^
into full fellowship at once ; wTiilc those who maj
bo seeking j!:o r;^??t pat. tro to bc utsigncd t(
classes until they give evidence of t'hoir qualifi
cation for membership in thc phurcb itself. Ir
regard to the finances, abo, the hand of refont
bas not been idle. The old chapter In the Dis
cipline lipon fliij subject was stricken out, ant
the different congregations and district steward:
left to provide m ?alis for paying the preachers
The Hishnpj' ?alarles?re loft In the hands of tut
episcopal stewards. The Secretaries of Annua
Conference? are hereafter to record "every actior
ns it occurs." Whether these changcp in tho oh
System will bo for botier or worse, or how thc]
arc looked upon by tho clergy generally, we an
unable to say. Wisc men, and good, have mad<
them : and the prayers of all should bc that the]
moy redound to the glory of God and to the pun
ty, vitality and pro-pcrity of the Church.
Tilling Hoops and False Calves.
We read a grea-t deal in the papers, cspcciallj
iu Northern and Western papers, about titting
hoops and false calve*. Aro such things commot
among .Southern women, or not? Wcdonot thinli
they are in usf in Edgefield. And nevertheless
our ladles dre?* fashionably and woll. Wondei
how these tilting hoops and falso calves look
Would like ve., much to see them. That's i
naughty wish, however, and betrays the old Adara
Better take it back. Certainly wouldn't like tc
?ee them in Edgefield. We have seen falpe calves
on Opera dancer?, and sometimes they have cer
tainly beat} t gre/ffc "Improvement. But what la
dies in privato life want with false pa)rr?, we art
at a loss to know. The manufacture of teamen ii
really becoming alarming. Wouldn't be surprised
to bear that the Parisians and Yankees were mak
ing thera whole, and entire, first constructing tbem
-alvrays upon a faultloss model of course-and
[ then breathfPg into them the brealh oflife. All
these things aro abominable i perfectl y abominable!
We cannot but admiro the course of tho Priost ol
St. Xavier, as de -cribnd below :
" The tilting hoops have at last aroused the in
dignation nf the clergy. Lost Sunday ono ol the
Jesuit fathers, co)ine?Kcd wjth the eburch of St.
Franois Xavior, in Sixteenth streot, ?poko hit
mind pretty freely on the subject. He admonish
ed the female portion of his copgregation that
they must givp tip the abomination altogether, or
cease to come to tho confessional. Nothing half
so immodest, or immoral had ever bean witnessed
in New York bnfore. A stranger might be for
given the yucplulou that our wives and daughters
were all turning-oourlesans. Ho did not know
what tho fashions waro at the theatre or the oporo,
because he did not go to such places ; but he
oould nut shut his oyes to the nuisance, as It ex
isted before his eye?, in front of God's holy altar.
He was determined to abate tt.so far as tho church
of St. Xavior was concerned ; other clergymen
could do as they liked. As you may infer, this
clerical blast against thc garment in question hus
crealod an, i|j)incn?o sensation. A party who
manufactures 'hem, lu prder to protect bis busi
ness, has hired a Pr. ?? testant pr ouch ur to deHvor a
Jeoture to-morrow cvpning lp favor of them- He
proposes to show that tho tilling hoop is coodtt
civo to health, comfort end cl?anllnoi?, and ns
" cleanliness is next, akin to godliness," he will
be prepared to demonstrate that the allegation as
tn immorality is all rooonshioo. So, you soo,
then- are Iwn ?ides to the question. It's a dol?
cuto ofn?. at. least, and perhaps it i? better that
the parsons should deal with it than the newspa
pers or tho newspaper correspondents."
Tho Jackson A'tfrs mid MUtimippinn says,
that, notwithstanding ' it is not safe fora North
ern man to travel in tbo South,' these fellows nil
manage to go everywhere and get home safe ?
They invariably turn up alivo and swearing
before the Committee of Ftfl*en!
tf5P* Tbevc is S mm in Cincinnati faxed on nn
inconle of $30 000, who, eleven years ?go, exhib
ited a monkey in the afreets for a living.
BJSP Secret .ry Seward, it is said, has writton
to minister Bigelow Hui the French Uovornmrr.l
is i.ot carT)\Ti? ont its withdrawal .of French
?rccp6 from Mexico in good fait];, but .iu the con
tri ry, h fis sen! additional troops fliers' since the
s^DW t for n wi'b lrawr?t wi? mud?. This
Government, ofcoBf?o, insiste tbut the nnderstnnd
lag snusi lo lnlly c.nicd cut, ?cd tint addi- j
tiona! troops mut he dispatched to XLtaieo.
Concerning the Proposed New Dis
trict of Calhoun, So. Ca.
Aa is already known to many of our readert
o Bill was brought before the Legislature of Soutl
Carolina at it.i lust newton, for the purpose o
creating into a new District the section of coan
try lying iwljacont to the town of Aiken, com
posed of a turner cf Barnwell, a comer nf Luz
ington, mid a corner of Edg.'ficbl. This Bill re
ceived the nppr?v?) 01 the Cuiumitteoof thc Log
islutive Body to whom it was re;erred. and wit
In a?l-prooatfilj?y, aft-T duo lapse ol timo, bocoin
a l?.w of the laud. Thu new District ?K lo bea
ihe ua me of Sooth Carolina's most distinguisbe
g,,n-CALHOUN. Its coooty site wili be the beuu
liful and healthful t-wu of Aiken.
Ou the outride of u-day's is.-ue will be found
.'Rt-port on tho Resources of the Prop Med Noi
Distriotof Calhoun," Ac, lc. Or rather, a poi
lion of *airi Report. The rest of it we will pul
tish uext week. This Report is made by a Com
uiittee appointed by the T< wu Couucil of Aikei
The member* ot thc C ui.nittei, us will be soe
by rUeroum to their DkUtui, ure gentlemen i
intellect, cduc.iiou, souud jud^m:ut, praitiei
sonso; sod also, we should judge, ot very coi
sidernble" scientific attainments. And tba exau
pl? they sut to cirizeus ol' other scetioua of tb
Beato, und of the South in general, is most nobl
Their love of country i- not nn idle love ; it in
pels them to be up ?nd doing. They would sc
ibu South rise out of her desolation : they woul
behold comfort Hnd prosperity ouco more glac
dening the heart OM every side. And to the;
ends, they go manfully and patriotically to worl
And with most admirable judgment and fore.-igh
They kuow that the abolition of slavery will i
course change the wholo current of investment i
capital and Ikhor. They know that thc ambiti,
of tho tjouthera people ?ill no longer be tor hut
duded estates and hundreds of negroes. Tbi
the entire annual surplus of capitnl will be i
longer expended iu tho purchase of uiore lac
and nogrors. That surplus capital will be cece
sarily driven to olhor investment. 1 lt ey kuo
that the extraordinary facilities for maauf icturin
and for hortitu'tural and Diinerjloirinal pursuit
which the conti try presents, and which have bet
*o long neglected for lands aud negroes, ougl
now to atlroet attention and bceoiuo sources
boundless wealth. They know that their ow
particular section pos-esses such facilities fi
manufacturing, and for horticultural and miner
logical pursuits, as are perhaps no where el
combined. An j tin ally, they know that thu Soul
instead of being un Importer of almost everythin
?III be und ought to be,-and God grant may 1?
-au exporter of almost everything. And knot
iug all those things they .-publish them to tl
world; touting capital, labor, enterprise, ski:
seicueo und immigration, to come and find in oi
section, a proGtablo und happy homo.
The Report in quustion is broad and compr
bcusivo, ably written and strictly truthful. TV
have perused no more useful and instructive doci
ment for many a day. We bespeak for it thc pa
tieular attention of every one of our read?r
And most earnestly do we hope that all succe
may attend the patriotic and intelligent efforts i
these gentlemen towards the grout and worth
end of rostering Sonth Carolina to even mo:
than her former glory, wealth and prosperity.
? Soldiers' Association.
If nothing else has been left us by tho wa
(says the b?ily Carolinian,) we may at least cot
j tinuo \\a social relations. Tho ties formed i
camp, have been io inauy instances, Uko bands i
iteel, and it is a matter of serious couscqueni
that, by all proper artificial means, these pleusai
associations shall bc perpetuated. There ar? hui
dreds of brave men in Columbia-oQieers and pr
vates, whose hearts have pulsated in hatti
Some of them sido by side, and there aro thot
.-"indi of widows and orphans.
Whilo thc fair ladies of the South arc remen
bering the Confederate dead, and laying tributt
af flowers upon their graves, lot tho noble con
rades not forgot tho living. Form your Associi
lion?, hold your weekly or semi-monthly meeting:
creatu the n?i. deus of .a., li orar y and reading room
have your dubaling club ; improve your minds b
attrition with other minds, und preparo for moi
glorious battles of lifo.
The advantages of such inter-communion at
not to bo despised, whilo with proper onergy pi
forth, thousands of dollars may bc gathered an
distributed to the dead soldiers' wifo and li ttl
ones. Who will move in th.is matter?
Arc Military C'oiiuuisMons at nu End
Somo few days tinco the Columbia Phueni
said, " We are p|eajed to learn that an order ha
been received at this post suspending the opors
lions of the " Military Commission" now convene
for thc trial of certain citizens of Laurens au
other Districts. We are credibly informed thu
tho reign of " Military Commission" is over.
Is this u reality, and are these infernal, unjus
and outrageous so-called Courts actually brough
to a termination ? We hope so, but fear not.
CP* John Porterfiold, formerly a banker, am
an old resident of Nashville, has been arrcstei
und lodged in thc penitentiary. It is rumorei
that his arrest is jn consequence of implicatioi
with conspirators in panada some time prcviou
to the death of President Lincojp.
?SF Washington telegrams say that post com
manders of posts in the Department of S -uti
Carolina haye been instructed to orgacixc pro
vost court?, atti appoint an Assistant Provos
Marshal therefor, which courts will havo the sonn
power as have heretofore ' len exercised by pru
vost courts of sub-districts. Nu civilian judge
or clerks of the provost courts will be employed
unless thoy eau bo paid from finos or coats impos?e
by said courts, or unlesB suitable citizens of char
acter and intelligence will consont to serve volun
?S)- Tho little boys and g|r]? of Rich^opd, ya.
have, within a few clays past, raised a rum o
money sufficient to erect a neat and appropri?t)
monument over tho remains of little Joseph Davis
a son of Jefferson Davis, who was accidentally
killed, a few months before tho ovaouation o
J^" The battl?-?eld of ?rapklin, (pennesseo
where Hood's men r II by thc hundred aud wen
buried, hos beon rented by the proprietor to freed
men, and is about te be given to the plow. Everj
Southern State hag ?ts representatives os tbii
field, and their friendo are endeavoring to sacurt
moans to remore the bodies balure the traces o
tho gravos aro tramplod out.
??f The Bupeijotcndents of tho Froodmcn'i
Bureau in the Stute of Virginia k?vo beon direc
ted to adjourn the freedmen's court untH furthoi
orders. The cases, tho trial of which have begur
in theso oourts, will bo adjudicated, but no nen
cases will bo hoard.
??f"A Bostonjnan, writing home from Rich,
mond, says: "Though I do not believ fifty
Southern gentlemen would wish to sec slav., y re
stored, I am convinced that many of the bkcki
wouhl. prefer sjayery to the condition Jo whiob
they have bton fa?uoed by Budden emaouipatipn.'
??- Mr. J. J. J^oCanp, of Nashville, rcoontlj
gavo onc'bundrod barrels of nour and five hun
dred pounds of bacon to tho suffering poor ol
North Alabama, and said bc would give the lust
farthing be hud before one person shonld starve,
The AU ham a papers say, " Pass bim round !"
?&. Lieutenant Qejnral Grant has ro?ciyed A
djspu'cb from Major General Halleok, in Colora
do, in Hhit U be says thor' is not a word of truth
in the report that Fort Goodwin bud beon cap
tured by tho AppaobfcS aud the garrison massa,
crud, lie denonnces the report as sensational.
It will be remembered rhnt at tho time tho (tory
appeared it was discredited at Washington on the
authority of J. ROM Browne, who hud justar
rived from Arizona.
' ,?tSi~ Prom a report prepared l>y I li u Ko\r Vo'lr
Chamber of Commet re, it appears that the tuiil
number of vessels cr pl ure d by Confedrfate priva
te! rp w-:s f B.I. fhHr tnnnr>gc being 132.307. The
es'tmnted value of (be vessels ."ind cargoes \rM
$25,??6,0CO ?orrm nf thcBe were bc-Dded nnd ra
Uoitd, lea ring $2?fiSSj<lW as the <-aJuo of-proptr
tj actually ?aisoje i
For the A dr erl ??cr. -
Mn. EDITOR:-After thanking yon for the cour
tellies cxteuded to us, in the publication of a for- j
mer article, we will, with your p?rmission, briefly
make some Miopes: ?ons l->"kiug to concertof action
among tbe people in r^tf-irence to the indebtedness
of the country.
In course of the debate on thu Slay Law, it
was urged th it nu | orbim or memorial bad come
up fr.-m any of the Districts or Parishes asking
the cotiiinumee of the Stay Law, and HS ibu law
i was mude f >r the proectiou nf soldiers families,
! its exist-nee should terminate with the return of
i peace. It was also urged a; an argument against
the Stay Law tb.it the debt question hal uoi been
raised in bul one District in the Stale, in thu can
vasser for the Convention and the L?gislature.
These paints were replied to by the friends of thu
Stay Liw as follows. When the Stay L-iw w?s
-piijsod lirst, there was no necessity for any such
Law, a? ihe great redundancy of mviteyabundant
ly proved; but n-.w that thu .rar wis over and
everything lost, was the time (bc people nooned
s jule protection. It was also euuleiidod by the
friend; of the Stay Law that the canvasses were
so short f.r the Convention and the Legislature,
only a few weu'ts in either case between thc au
nouueemcuts a.id tho elections. * Oar financial
difficulties aro characterized by some, and among
that uuinbcr, one. of thc Associate Justices of
Sonth Carolina, us nothing more than a financial
revulsion. This rein.uk Wal made in thc Conven
tion, and was replied to by au honored me m bor
from Edgeiield, a nd told that his argument was
more liku ibo harangue of a pctlirogger than thc
argument of a Stari.vuiun.
Now thc Stay Law is pronounced unconstitu
tional and void, and thc harpies af the baw
turned* loose, thc people may look f-rthecim
mcni-cuient i-f that reign of terror which awaits
them without some action on their part. Thc
Stay Law was passed by a very small nisjority in
tba last Legislature after njuch exciting debate.
Although in all probability the Governor W'H
convene tho Legislature shortly, without some ac
tiou by the people, wa do not believo 'hat the
Legislature, as at present organized, will take any
further action on the deb* question. We therefore
make the following suggestions to tho people of
the Dis'riet :
Sale day in JUDO, let as many people of thc
District as feel an interest in this matter, have a
meeting at Edgefield Court House. Let meetings
be held in every neighbourhood in the District;
get up petitions and let every citizen iu the Dis
trict have an opportunity to sign them ; let the
people plainly indicate to their Senator and Rep
resentatives whatcourso to pursue in order to rep
resent them fairly; the meetings to appointa
large corresponding committoo to correspond with
Senators and Representatives, and leading men
nf other Districts of the State, and request them
to bring this grave question to the consideration
of their people, so tho popular will of tho State
may bo known. Wo have not the slightest doubt
but that three-fourths of tho people aro for some
modification of the debts of the country. Real
cstato iu South Carolina to-day will not bring
f I half as much as it would four months ago, and if
there ?J no modification of the law, and even the
debts contracted for slaves are all litigated in de
tail, the whole real estate in South Carolina will
not pay cost of suits, and in the end very few
debts will bo paid. It is true thcro aro constitu
tional difficulties, but where thore it a will tbore
is nearly always a way. Ono of the Judges of the
United States Court has declared that tho United
f I States will not interfere in the internal regulations
of the debts of the rebellious States if oach State
would nssume the payment of the debts of its
citizens owing"to citizens of other States; and as
for State constitution the people have a right to
demand its amendment when it proves inadequate
to their protection and- interest.
Now, Mr. EDITOR, in conclusion, would it no^
be botter for debtor and creditor-morality and
humanity-to covor the whole ground of our
financial difficulties by somo plain ordinance or
statuary enactment, rather than the ?en thousand
law snits, making two-thirds of the people pau
pers, driving half the present population from tho
Stato, supplying their pla?ei with freo negroes, a
demoralized society, with but little uniformity af\
decision drawn from a mass of conflicting pre
NEW YORK, May 25, 1-8CG.
The Government sold at auction to day
two thousand bales of cotton. Strict Middling
Florida brought 42J cents per lb.
Cotton firm. Gold roseas high as lorty one
and a half, but has fallen to forty. Sin liner
quiet at 109?. Texas Wool 22J to 30 cents
The Cotton market is firm, with sales of
? OOO bales. Middling Uplands are quoted nt
ll to 44} and Middling Orleans at 43 to 44.
NEW YORK, May 26.
The steamers Saxonia and America have
arrived from Southampton, with dates of tho
The financial panic has subsided. War
prospects remain unchanged.
Cotton buoyant. Sales, 3,000 bales. Up
lands, 41; Orleans, 43. Flour advanced
10a20c. \Vbeat, dall. Pork, heavy; mess,
SOAaSOJ. Naval stores firm. Turpentine.
9?a97?. Gold, 39}.
The exports of gold to Europe to-day were
From January tc the time of the Eastport
fiasco, one hundred and eighty thousand dol
lars were received by Q'Mabbuy, of which
fifty thousand dollars were sent to Ireland ;
the remaining one hundred and thirty thou
sand dollars have been spent here.
? ? ?
The University of South Carolina.
TYe are permitted to copy the following
paragraphs from the report of the Chairman
of the Faculty of this sterling institution,
made to the Board of Trustees on the 9th of
May lost. They contain a graceful tribute
to the young men in courso of tuition :
" ? cannot close my report without speak
ing in terms of the highest commendation of
our pupils, the students of the University.
They number, at this time, forty-eight, and
in their generally orderly conduct, their regu
lar attendance on the exercises of the Uni
versity and earnest desire for improvement,
theyraerit all praise. I cannot better prove their
good conduct than by saying, that no case
for the exercise of discipline has occurred,
lo fact, -whilst they know and believe that
disciple will be enforced against offenders,
they render it unneces ary; they govern them
selves. I know that this condition of unen
forced conformity to the law, cannot be relied
upon as of long continuance. Bat it is doe
to the yoong men to record it as existing at
present. I cannot bot augur well for the
future of onr University.
" Under the immediate pressure of over
whelming rain, the State had the wisdom and
fortitude to re-organize this instrument for
the advancement of learning-an inestimable
good, but one whose influence is too remote
and indirect ordinarily to contend successful
ly with present want and danger. This no
"pie^and self-denying effort of hope and cour
age, I firmly trust God will bless and greatly
There are at the present time forty-nine
students in the University, of whom one at
tends five schools, seven attend four schools,
and forty-ono attend three school;.
It was though^-that the Board of- Trustees
wouM elept'a Brofp.ss?r of Modern Languages,
but \t was decided to postpone this event
until the aunu,J meeting iu November.
-* -t~ *-.i
Mons HEME*' ron THK SOUTH.-The Balti
more Sun of the 21 st says;
The ladies of Baltimore appear to never
weary in well-doing, particularly as regards
the relief of lite suffering people of the South.
? non. ber of them are now. eu ga ced in get
ting up a supper, strawberry festival and prom
enade concert, to tnkin place during tho-pres
eut week at S be New Assembly Rooms, aa a
means of seeming relief for many roses of
Southern distress which thc fond? of the Ute
fuir tail to n ach.
'ten. Silkies has positively declined the ' ti
nitsion to the llague, and will assume command j a
ci thc States cf ?vorti^ndSwath Carolina, j fl
The Confederate Dead.
Thc undersigned having beeu appointed a
umniitiee by ? public -mauling of the ci!i
.ns ot' Winchester, (held in furtherance of
lie design, originated by Mrs. Phillip WU
ams and Mrs. A. H. IL Boyd,) io take
jeasnres lo collect the remains of the bon
red dead of the lute Corifcierfttearmy, which
>'pO!>e ?ti ita vicinity; a^l W;cause them to
e re-interred in suitable ground to be-piovi
od and set aptfit lor that purpose, gladly ac
ept the sacred tru?t committed to them, and
ppeul to those who .syuipatbisu in the-object
jr such pecuniary aid as they may bc dis
used to render.
lt ia desired' to effect this object with the
cast p ssible dela}', so that tho transfereuce
f thu remains- may be accomplished before
he heat of Summer shall interpose to hinder
heir removal ; and thin committee has al
eady insti'atcd such inquiries as it w hoped
rd believed will pur theta in possession of
ll the information which rao bc had to ena
,le them to proceed at ouco t.> the execution
if thu purpose :ootempl?ied by their appoint
There is scircely a Southern Stale which
viii not be'ropresentcd, nv ire or less largely,
n this proposed city of the heroic deud ; and
t is iutcudtd to assigu to each one of them a
eparnte and distinct department in which thc
tauts ol' its brave sons will repose side by
A record will also be preserved in an endu
ing form of the narats of the dead, as for as
.hey can be ascertained-the State whence
hey came-the command to which they were
ittaehed-and the time, place and manner ol
beir death ; and where we have the informa
ion, each grave will be provided with a head
joard, on which the nawo of its occupant
.rill be inscribed.
To carry out this design in a manner cor
.p^ponding not only with a becoming sente
if what is due to the memory of the dead,
but to the 8cn.->ibiliti<,s of surviving relative?
ind friends, will involve a larger expeodtture
if money than our own people, in their pres
ent impoverished condition, could reasonably
be expected lo supply. They, however, have
done and are doing what they can j aud we
therefore feel at liberty to ask that others,
who may participate in tho feelings and mo
tives which have prompted this labor of min
gled gratitude and love, will aid in its accom
plishment by such contributions as they may
be able and willing to malee. But it is im
portant that whatever may be done in this
way should be done speedily.
Any information which 'he friends or rela
tives of deceased officers or soldiers, may de
sire to obtain, as to the remains of those who
fell in battle, or who died at Winchester or
in its neighborhood, and wbhh may come to
the knowledge of the undersigned, will be
promptly furnished by theta on application by
letter or otherwise.
J. H. SHERRARD, Chair.
> -.?. '
JEFFERSON DAVI3.-The following inter
esting letter from the correspondent of the
New York Herald, at Fortress Monroe, dis.
closes some unpalatable facts in relation to
the treatment of Mr. Davis as a prisoner,
and shows how sadly bis health bas been
ruined by rigorous imprisonment. He says '.
Putting all the facts I cac get together,
Jefferson Davis has evidently nearly reached
the end of his life lease. He is in no condi
tion to resist disease, and it is deemed doubt
ful whether he will be abb; to stand up under
a protracted trial. In hin indomitable will
there is strong power of resistance ; but as
the granite column trembles and finally breaks
under the incessant lashing of the sea, so
this iron will may become broken under
the too long and Incessant burden he has had
The gravest fault-findin;; I find at present
is with a recent verbal order forbidding offi
cers from taking off their aats to Jeff. Davis,
or shaking bands with hire. While there are
those who would both approve and applaud
an humbling and contemptuous course of con
duct toward Mr. Davis in his present position
as prisoner, there aro those whose natural
gentlemanly instincts and life-long minglirp
with polite and refined society would revolt
against such treatment toward almost HIM"
prisoner, and particularly one of Mr. Davis"
antecedents, rare culture and the honoured
social and political associations of his past
life. Secretary McCullocL did not tbiuk it
unbecoming in himself to remove his hat when
introduced to Mr. Davis, and shake bim
warmly by the hand at meeting and parting
MASSACHUSETTS AND MARYLAND.-In its
issue of Monday , tbe Baltimore American,
contrasting the condition of Maryland and
Massachusetts, said : " In short, Massachu
setts excols us in almost everything essential
to the prosperity of a State." In this connec
tion we would call attention to an article
irom the New York Journal of Commerce,
which we republish elsewhere. It contains a
statistical table, takon from the latest official
return of the Commissioner of Internal Rev
enue. From the report of that officer we learn
that while there-are nine hundred and seven
ty-four gold watches in Maryland, there are
only forty-seven in Massachusetts. Of course
these figures must be correct, for all who
paid an income tax must have said, under
oath, whether they did or did not posses*
?old watches. It may not be " essential to
the prosperity of a State" taut any portion of
its people should know the time of day, or
lhat they should have gold watches for that
purpose. In the eyes of thc American it m?y
be, for aught we know, equally unimportant
that the citizens of a community should make
false returns of their property, under oath,
to save one dollar apiece. But, believing
that honesty and fair dealing among its peo
ple are " essential to the prosperity of a State,"
we are glad to know that in these elements of
prosperity we so far "excel" Massachusetts
thar', in a comparison oft rhe3e points, the
latter makes a pitiful show by the side of
NIUCER BUREAU SWINDLERS.-An old New
Yorker, now living at Little Rock, Arkansas,
in a letter to the World, says: "Sub-agen
:ies of the Freedmen's Bur?au are considered
worth more than the President's salary. But
few, if any, of the planters can get hands un
less they subsidise the Government agents in
some way-either as silent partner, or a per
?entage on the profits of tba crop. * * *
Some agents are reported to be interested in
Sve to twenty cotton plantations."
Of course General Howard and his officers
will not agree to the abolishment of a system
that yields Ibem such, a' harvest. They lpve
ihe n?gro very well, no doubt, but their pas
sion for money exceeds all bounds. \Ve hope
that Generals Steed man and Fullerton may
make such an expose of the dealings of this
Bureau as shall cause Congress to withdraw
it for very shame.
GENERAL JOS. E. JOHNSON.-At a recent
tneeting of the stockholders of the Alabama
tnd Tennessee River Rail Road he'd a* Sei
sia, General Joseph E.. Johnson was elected
President without opposition. The Selma
Funes thinks iris acceptance pf tho position
?nay bo confidently expected^ A resolution
Evas adopted to increase the sajary of the
President at the. djscretiou of the directory,
orovided. it should not be h ag than $G,?Ou a
rear. ifbjsjsi^'ftAqd?iQme ard deserving oom
jlirnen/, tQ, the gveat Yirginb.D.
BURIED IN A GOODS BOX.-A little colored
:hild, we learn, was buried on Sunday last in
t common goods box, the parents having BO
tinda to procure a coffin, h died on Friday
ind l?y until Sunday, and no friendly help
vas afforded. Subs* quent dereJnpments show
hat sufficient and proper i ourisbment was
ilso much needed, lack of which probably
lastened it? death. What a commentary ;
.-leven millions of appropriation for the poor
reedmen, schools and buri nus, and yet no
>ne to furnish a cheap collin !-Newberry
;J50- The Connecticut Semite bavo pawed a
MnlnMonTra favor of tho imnic .liste admission of
Vanc?8i:o into the Union, and .>f her represen ta
nnin (ton gross.
-b'hn M HivWon annov.ncoii hie taten tba ,
j cr.jfs (bo Atino tlc in s boat twenty-m fcot long j
ad six wide The craft ls n o-cUliic lifo host A
t?l sbjp-ri?god. j
ES?" A difficulty occurred"fn tJreenvflle Dis
trict, on Friday, tbe.liUb instant, between a man
named Lawrence Linbnrdt and another named
Rodgers, iu which tho latter received a blow on
tho bead with a cmw-bar, killing him instantly.
MAKBIXR, by the Rev. Juhn Trap;., on thc 22nd
m?t.) Mr. Vf. S. ALLEN and Mb* F. E , daughter
of Mr. JoKEfn ADAM!, all of EdgeGeld District.
MARRIED, in Au gu-ta, on the I7tb inst., at the
residence nf J L Mimi, E-q., by the Rev. James
IL Cuthbert, Mr. O L. M A-MURPHY, of Oal
veston, Texas, aud MLs HELEN J. COOPER, of
this city. .
DIKP, at her re-inVoci?, in Aiken, S, C., on tho
Oth inst. Mrs. MARTHA M. WILLIAMS, in the
7oth year of her a>:c.
She wm a native of Fdrcfi*ld District, and of
the family of JKTKH-being the Inst survivor who
hore that honoroebname. F-?r the last fifty years
of her lif.o. ?-he lived.in Aiken.
She was endowed with an energy and decision
of charaotcr. und nn aptitude for the practical
business of life, sinKularlyrare in one of horses ;
and was distinguished, besides, for ti ose more
tender and endearing qualities, which constitute
the peculiar excellence of woman. Of her it may
truly bo said, none know her but to lore. She
wa-t blorscd in her declining years tn tho exemp
tion from infirmities with which old age is com
monly attended, retaining aln.vt to the last that
vigor of constitution for which she had been re
markable through life.
Sho lived to Kee ber children's children gather
aruuud her, under the old roof-tree, illustrating
in their conduct the exemplary precepts which
had been inculcated there, .and, repaying by their
filial and dutiful regard, her exceeding love and
earnest concern in their behalf.
Happy in the fruit* of a well ?pent life; sur
rounded by her loved ones; at peace with all the
world : and yearning to meet thc God whom ske
bad faithfully t-erved. she paired calmly away, in
the well assured confidence of receiving thc crown
of thc righteous ;n tho realms of eternal life.
M. L. BONHAM,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in
EDGE FIE LD, S. C.
Office formerly occupied by Eirwur SEIBF.LP,
Jan 20_tf 5
A Delightful Residence
?N EDGEFIELD VILLAGE.
THE HOUSE is conveniently situated on a
large Lot containing AD OUT FIFTEEN
ACRES, has Ten will finished Rooms, Spacious
Hall in 1st and 2nd stone-, two story Piazza in
front, and Piazzain roar, with convenient Pantry,
Closets, lc. All necessary out buildings.
A Well in the yard with, a good Pump, and a
never failing Dranch rnnnicg through the lower
part of the Lot.
A STORE HOUSE, on the North-Bast Corner of
the Public Square. Well arranged for keeping a
general assortment of Merchandise and an excel
lent stand for doing a cash business.
A bargain may be had. Terms Cash. Apply
soen, to J. B. SULLIVAN.
Tax Collector's Notice.
IWILL OPEN MY BOOKS for the collection
of the State and District Taxes at Bdgefield
C. H., on the 21st inst., and vt ill keep them open
until Monday, tbo 2d July next.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 3d and Uh. I
will bo at Granitcville.
On Thursday and Friday, the 5th and 6th, at
Hamburg. After which time my Rooks will pos
itively *clo?e. Those who fail to pay their taxis
by that date will bo Doubled Taxed.
Tax Payers are requested to como forward at as
early a day as they can.
Those having freedmen employed are request
ed to make the returns and pay thc Taxes for
My books will open at 9 o'clock A. M., and
cloie at b P. M.
?"S*fTlioM who have failed to make their As
sessment returns must do so by the dh Juno next,
or they will -be subject to doable tax
BEN J. ROPER, X. C. E. D.
May 1 _._JS_18
DECEASED SOLDIERS OP SOUTH
COLUMBIA, S. C.
WITH the partial resumption of mail facili
ties, I again, under appointment of tho
Legislature, roquest the names of all who died in
service, of disease, from accident or wounds, or
who fell in butilo. Give the name in full-Dis
trict-Rank-Company-Regiment and arm of
service-Date and cause of death, and when ho
The Record cannot be completed witbout tho
assistance of all who take an irterest in this me
morial. Especially, la our returned soldiers do I
now make this appeal. If it bc but a singlo
name you cnn furnish, send it to mo nt once.
WM. J. RIVERS,
State Agent for Recording, Ac.
May 30 tf 22.
STRAYED from my residence ia Edgt?eld Vil
lage ONE RED COW AND CALF. No par
ticular mai Us remembered. The Calf in severa
months old. '''
Any information of them will be thankfully
received, and a suitable reward will be paid for
their recovery. "
JOHN R. CARWILE.
May 29_lt_ 22
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of JOHN
T. HENDERSON, dee'd., are notified to pay
the same by the 1st August next; and those hav
ing claims against said Estate are notified to ren
der thom in by the above mentioned day.
JOHNSON SALE, Ad'or.
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of FELIX
E. RODIE, dee'd, are required to make
payment f'orthir?th, or they will be sued at tho
next Court ; and those having demands against
s*;.d Estate are required to present them properly
attested by the 27th January 1867, or they will
be debarred of all intorest in the Estate.
ARIEL ABLE, 1 AAm>n"
L. R. DODIE, } Admors
May 28 1S6?. 8m? 22
State .of South Carolina,
fN C03?HON PLEAS.
W. H. Tlmmorman "1
vu. ( foreign Attachment*
Mathew M. Mays, J.
THE Plaintiff in tho above stated eas* havi jg
this day filed his Declaration in my office and
the defendant having neither wife nor Attorney
knowe to reside within tho limits of this State on
whom copies Of said Declaration with rulo, to
plead oan bc served} On motion of J. L. Addison,
Plaintiff's Attorney, trderod that said Defendant
appear and plead to said Declaration within ?
yoar and a day from the date hereof or final and
absolote Judgment will be given against bim.
S. HARRISON, C.C.E.D.
May 22, 1866_ly_22
3500 FOUNDS FINE COUNTRY
CURED DA?ON-, for sale cheap by.
J..R. CABWIX? ? CO.
May 2?- tf -21
Itch! ?tQhi Kcbl
TCS CU BUD. IN HALF AiN, HOUR". Call
on TBACtra A CARWILE.
May 2& tf 21
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS;
RUSS' ST. DOMINGO BITTERS;
GREEN'S OXYGENATED BITTERS,
yor sale low by -
TEAGUE ? CARWILE.
May 23 tf 21
SPALDING'S PREPARED OLUE<
LEONERD'S LIQUID rt LUE,
For repairing broken lurnlto%,
" M TEA.?VE A CA RW IL BT.
May 23 - ?f "
NOTICE TO &KfM?t2 BUILDERS.
ILL be ta to the lowest bidder the Bridge?
on the Poof* Fe-ry Road, on Steven's^
Creek aesr il -rretf? dd Mill, on Saturday thc 7th
Jnty next L-mglh of Brl<1?*trnreQ hundred and?
stxtv f#*t.- Any nm, deeirtng information eon
consult G.W.Nix m or Lee Holaon, Ccunmis
LEMUEL CORLEY, Chair/Board.