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V**AS;invGTO.\. July 24.
Tin's has been an exciting dav in.'Congress.
The President hu. signed the Joint R.?aolti
tion for the admission of Tennessee into the
Union, and Cas formally announced the fact
to Congress und? r a strong prot< st. In his
mo-sage, which was read to the House ahont
(?ni: o'clock, he says that the preamble con
sists of suUvwsnts? some of which are KS
.umed, while the resolution itself is merely
a declaration of opinion. It comprises no
li risl.ttion, nor does it confer any power
w?icii is Wilding lipon the two Houses, the
Executive or the State, ii:.' further says that
the rixh't'j?f eHC? House uuder the Constitu
tion, to judge of the qualifications of its
own members is undoubted, and bis approval
of the resolution co;ild not iu the slightest
degree increase or'diminish thc authority in
this respect conferred on the two branche?
of Congress But earnestly desiring to re
in ive every cause of further delay, whether
real or imaginary, du the part of Collares*
to ttfci ad mis* i m of th? 'oyal Senatorsand
Representative's from Tennessee, noUi h
standing th* anomalous character nf the pro
SCeclit'gs, lie affixes his signature to the >eso
lution. At tbs same time, his approval is
not to bo considered as an acknowledgment
thfi-t Congress has the right to pass laws pre
liminary to the admission of Representatives
from any o! the States; nor is it to be con
sidered as committing him to all the state
ments of the prftimblf, some of which are
without foundation. Among other things be
Ptates that there is reason to believe that the
Tenacee Legislature has not ratified thc
lato amendaient passed by Congress, as al
leged ia thc preamble.
Parts of the message were greeted will:
derisive laughter by thc Radicals aud with
applause by the Democrats.
Upon motion ot Iliad;Stevens, the. Com
luirte'' of Reconstruction were discharged
from the further consideration of the creden
tials of the Tennessee members, which were
th -n referred to the Committee ou Elections.
Subsequently the Committee on Eiectious
reported favorably on tue credentials of the
Tenne-see members ; and, on invitnliuu tu
rome forward and bo-sworn, Messrs. Maynard,
Tavlor ind Stokes appeared and took tL*
oath, fuis was followed by much applaosc,
and '.ne newly admitted members received
the congratulations of the Speaker and others.
Ii is expected that the other members from
Tcnnes-ee will be sworn in to-morrow.
The Senate has to-day adopted an amr-nd
inetit to the Miscellaneous Appropriation
Bill, incroa?ing the salaries of members ol
Congress to $5.0(?0 per year.
The Senate did not take any action on the
House resolution admitting Tennessee into
E. G.R'ivs, the successor of Senator Line,
was qualified as Senator from Kansas. Fow
ler, ot Tennessee, was sworn in. The com
mittee have not reported on credentials of
Patterson, from the same State.
The Senate agreed to adjourn Saturday.
Thc House subsequently concurred.
The President having signed tbe bil! re
viving the grade of General of United States
annv, nominated Lt. Gen. Grant for same;
also Vice Admiral Farragut as Admiral under
th? recent law.
These nominations, and that of A. W. Ran
dall as. Postmaster General, were confirnud.
House,-Gr. motion of Steveus, the Ten
nessee members are to receive pay from the
commencement of the session. Cooper and
Leftwicb were sworn in.
The amendatory National Currency bill
was postponed until next session.
Stevens presented a scries of resolutions
professedly for the restoration of the Southern
States to the Union, which were laid over
An act was sassed amendatory of the act
of 1789, establishing Judicial Courts. The
amendment provide that the act of habeas,
corpus is not to apply to the case of any ptr
Hon who is or may be held in custody ot the
military authorities of the United" States
eharged with any military offences or with
having aided or abetted rebellion against the
Government of the United States prior to
jjas^age of this act.
A bill was reported to restore possession of
lands confiscate.! by authority of the Sta es
lately in rebellion. It makes it the duty ol
the President, or the commanding officer ol
tue military forces within the particular State
or district, on complaint of any person dis
possessed of property for adherence to tho
Union, to restore to him possession of the
Trimble denounced the bill as giving au
thority to military officers to decide thelegal
question as to title of real estate. His motion
to lay the. bill on the table was rejected, and
the bill parsed.
Au incident occurred in the House to day
which shows how thoroughly the demands of
the blacks are appreciated, lt consisted iu
the passage of a bill giving additional relief
to a party who I:ad been ousted of bis proper
by the Government during the war, and he
petitioned for the additional sum cf money
which his property would lave brought bim
during the war, the present value of it when
fold, as it had been, being far le?s tLau its 1
fir-fiiioas war valu?. There was some objtc
?ion to it; but when it. was announced that
he wa.-, a respectable colored man, and the
D eniocxnJf dor5*.vcly called f'-r the paymgro
of :he bill on t:cu ncore. it weat thrungli
with no difEcnlty whatever.
WASHINGTON-, July, July 27.
Mr. Harlan, this afternoon, in a brief but
courteous note to the President, resigned the
office of Secretary of the Interior.
The Senate passed the bill for the admis
aion of Nebraska ; also passed a joint resolu
tion so modifying tho Test Oath as to permit
Senator Patterson, of Tonnessete, to take his
s::at. This requires the concurrence of the
ILuse. The House disagreed. Tho Senate
amendment to the civil appropriation bill of
one aral a h&lfmillions fer repairing the Missis
sippi levees, was also, by a large majority,
voted down. A proposition to increase the
salaries of members of Congress from three
to five thousand dollars was introduced. The ,
House Judiciary Commit tee marie it report j
io-day relative to the alleged complicity cf '
Jefferson iKvis in the assassination plot, i
wherein they Rt aie it is notorias that the I
said Davis was guilty of thecriine of tr. ason, '
according to the Constitution and laws-of the
United States, and the committee are of the
opinion that there &re no obstacle* to a
speedy and impartial trial which can be re
moved by legislation.
The evidence in possession of tho commit
toa connecting Jefferson Lavis in the assassi
nation of President Lincoln justifies the com
mittee in saying that there is probable cause
to tielievo that b<\ ^xs privy to the measures
which led to the commission nf the deed ; but
the investigations which wrre made by the
War Department and tbe committee have
not resulted in placing the Government in I
j?06iessiun of ali the facts in thc case. It is I
probable, that the farther prosecution of thc I
investigation by the committee, and by the
officers of the GofwttifH, will rmhUntir I
ly in a full development of the whole trans
action. The capture of the rebel archives has
put the Government in possession of a mass
of letters, papers, and dot-iimenLs,-of various
kinds, only a portion ot which has ?syet been
WASHINGTON, July 28.
The Senate bas confirmed the appointment
of ?. fl.''Browning as Secretary of the Iuteri- ;
or, in placii of Htrlan.
Patterson w:\s admitted to a seat in thc !
Seim'?* this w< ri.?ni*, <?p lakisjr -.be oath of j
office : the House, la*t ninht, by a large uta- ;
jurity, refused to modify the test oath in his j
Tue bili for the admission of Nebraska
passed thc House. I' goes to the President
f .r his approval.
The Bankrupt Bii! has met the sawn; fate
a>at-'tbe h*t i>i.v so.?sions. It go<'s "vcr until
thc ni xt session by a majority of three votes i
in tko SCNK?O. Thc next sea-ion ia a? i iit
cd ibattiiii Bill will not bu considered iu, all,
aud it will die for a resurrection in thu for- |
UITROVOXF.? MURDKR.-'?.Vis cotnn: unity
?iS greatly shocked, on Friday evening, upon
learning that Amazialt Payton, a free niau of
color, bad been wantonly and brutally shot,
at Hodge's Depot, Abbeville District, "on the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad, whilst re
turning to bis horns in this village, after aa
absence of several ye-vrs. The circumstinces
of thia tngedy, were subai.uutial!y us follows :
Upon the arrival of the tram at Hodge's,
Payton left the cars and walked intotbc piaz
ol the hotel, to see ii bo could procure diu
ner ; he wa- immediately accosted by one
Golden, who is represeuted as a white man,
but whose instincts r.nd passions are as fierce
au.l brutal as tbe savage, iu a rough /oice,
demanding to know what he wanted,-receiv
ed the reply in a revectful manner, that be
desired to.^ret something to eat. Golden, at
this point, discovered that he wore a watch
and cusin, made an ?lfort to possess himself
of them. He succeeded in getting the (.'bain,
which was broken off from the watch; be
then demanded the watch, threatenu^ to
shoot bim if he did not instantly d.-iiver it to
bim. Payten not complying with the demand,
he drew a repeater, and, with fiendish delib
eration fired- it, the ball penetrating the ubdo
rmen of this unfortunate mau. This tuan
Gulden is represented as it desperado, havihg
?liot some two or three pi-rsons witbiu a few
months pas".. We have beeu informell that
there Was a warraDt out for his unrest kt the
t;me. After jierpetrating this last crime he
lied. Tbeciiizensair.ied themselves as quick by
as the,- couid, and folli wed in put-suit, r?solv
cd, if tht'v came up with bim, to take him
d.-ad or alive, but tie eluded all search and is
yet at large.
Payton, after he was shot, was placed
upon the cars aid brought to this place, and
died as ite was being taken from the depot to
the home of hts brother. Up to the time of
his leafing this community, he enjoyed thc
confidence and respect of all who kuew him ;
having established a reputation lor honesty
and industry that merited the approval of ali
Wc hope to hear of the ? peedy arrest and
gumioary punishment ol this deliberate mur
SHOCKING MURDER AND OUTRAGE IN NORTH
CAROLINA.-The. New bern (N. C.) Commer
cial gives the following account of the brutal
murder and outrage in that vicinity :
On Wednesday night, about twelve o'clock,
a irang of negroes went to the house of Mr.
J. E. Odom, residing three miles from Kings
ron, on Snow Hill road, and broke open bis
door and entered, seizing bis own gun. Oue
of the viliaius told him that they came there
to give him a d-d good whipping ; but as
he bad threatened to kill them, ttu-y bid con
cluded to kill him, and deliberately shot him
dnad, in the prc.-ence of bis wife. They then
carrie I off all the deceased's meat, and other
Since'the foregoing was written, additional
particulars have reached us, which stamp this
as a iuo.-t horrible affair. It seems thr^o nc
groes committed the outrage. They shot Mr.
Odom as he lay in bed bj the side of his
wile. She sprang from the bed and fled from
the house in terror in her night clothes. The
villans pursued, caug'at ber and ravished
her, and then made her reveal the place
where her little stock of provisions were hid
away. Since then Mrs. Odom, who was so
brutally outraged, has entirely lost her mind.
There seems to be a gang of organized ne
?.roes going through thc .country lor pillage
and murder, creating the greatest alarm.
BRUTAL MURDER.-One of those terrible
crimes that shock and appal a whole commu
nity, was perpetrated near this town on the
night of the 22 1 inst. The circumstances
are briefly as follows. Mr. Alex. D. Walker,
residing within half a mile of the corporate
limits, was rousc-d from his sleep abott 12
I*. M.. by a negro man, who stated that a
Mr. Owens, of Spartanburg, camped near the
bridge, waa very ill and desired some tea.
Thc t -a was prepared and sent to thc si ppos
. ed sufferer. In twenty minutes after the
same negro returned, with the information
tuat Mr. Owens was dying, and requested
Mr. Walker to accompany him to the oatnp.
Mr. Walker at ouce arose and in corn pan y
with Butler Estes, his cousin, obeyed lite
summons. Aft?r proceeding some distance,
the party was baked by a nun iu the wooa-i
and informed that the wagon bad been ir.oved
some distance back. They retraced their
steps and were joined ly a second negro.
Wliilo walking hr the direction of the suppos
ed wagon, the two white meD somewhat in
advance,-Mr-Estes was alarmed by a half
stifled shout; and on looking back perceived
j that Mr. Walker was in the grasp of tie ne
gro who first visited the house. At the same
instant tb? .negro who had joined them on the
road attempted to seize Mr. Estes, who, be
ing unarmed, lied to the house. He outran
j his pursuer and before reaching tho house,
heard the discharge of. a pistol, fifteen min
utes afterwards the front door was burst open
by the same two negroes, one of whom dis
charged a pistol, the ball frc iii which narrow
: ly escaped striking the aped mother of Mr.
Waiker, who was lying ?it bed.
I They then ransacked the house at their leis
ure, remaining for an hour or lunge-, aial se
lecting such articles as suited their inclina
tion. The body of Mr. Walker was fouud
etrly Munday morning, lying in the centre of
the pnblic road. A pistol Lull had entered
the tigtit temple, traversing the brain and
producing instant dfcath. No oilier wounds
wen; discovered. Mr. Waiker was one of our
most esteemed citif^nr, and bis untimely fate
has elicited general sympathy. The two mur
derers are still at larg.;, and appear to have
heen c-jtnplete ?trangers. O tm is described
as a stout, black fellow, twenty-one or two
years -tf age and ol quick speech. The other
is C ipper-colored, tallar nnd heavier than his
companion. Both were armed with pistols.
Cul. Bliss, the Commandant of thu Post, in
conjunction With the citizens bas spared no
efforts to secure the arrest of the villiaus.
The murder was moat boldly planned and
deliberately execuied and has occasioned an in
tense degree of excitement, lt is sincerely
to be hoped that the scoundrels who corr nut
ted the atrocious crime will speedily be cap
tured and brought to justice.
P. S.-We learn that two negroes, arrested
in Charlotte on the 24th inst., and supposed
to be the murderers, were lodged ia the jail
of this town this morning. Up to the lime
of going to prese, no examination of the sus
pected parties has been held.-Chester Stan
A TERRIBLE TRAG EDY. -Indiana papers re
cord a terrill!'? tragedy, which lock place rear
Reynolds, in White comity. A man named
Brutumer, who had separated from bis wife
on account of f-orne domestic trouble, met her
near the town, accompanied by her little boy,
when he drew bis revolver and shot her, two
balls taking effect in her body. The fi ?nd
then threatened to shoot the boy if he did
not clef-r out, nr.-l the little fellow started for
town. B'-ummer, thinking he had killed hist
wife, shot himself, and died it h mppoied.
instantly, fal?:.g across the body of the wo
man. The woman's clothes caught fire, md
were burned completely off, soifbat when as
sistance reached them, half aa hour after
ward, sae was completely naked, and the f eah
in many places burned to the bone. The
poor evoman lived until 4 o'clock* io thc ??
JAMES T. BACON, EDITOR.
KWEDNESDAY, ALC?USTT, 18GC.
M The Bupter."
"So called " by the Advertiser fraternity-when
speaking of tho second mammoth melon presented
thom by thut Watermelon-Wizard, SAH- MARSH.
Should we all be here on earth a thousand years
hence, tue memory of this "Buster" will be a
green spot, Thc.-e M'AKMI "Busters" may yet bc
tuund on the square of u forenoon. We get them
for love. People not so favored may get them for
loss than lovo-i. e., 30 to 50 cents.
Like Ciesar's Wife
"Above reproach." Wc moan the morals of our
town. Orare they above reproach!' Wo puu;e
fjr a reply. At all cveut3 wo can find no little
pleasant wicked thing to tell. Items are scarce.
We have on j however-pleasant but somewhat
prosy. Our old townsman, Mr. SHERRY COVAR,
assisted by divers freedmen, is proceeding to re
store the long impairod integrity of tho Public
Adjournment of Congress.
Congress adjourned on Saturday evening last,
Thus ends the famous and infamous Thirty
Radical vonom and Radical triumph signalized
I its beginning, iii progress, and its end.
And if this poisonous serpent, Radicalism, is
not killed or scotched in tho elections of the com
I ing autumn, then we ot tho South mny shoo our
feet for a weary march. .
That it may boscotchod is by no means hopeless.
And now that Congress bns adjourned, Gov,
Onu will possibly convene thc Legislature in extra
session. We would not bo surprised if the next
Columbia papers broug'.t us his Proclamation to
Visit to Edgefield of Right Kev. Dr.
No Roman Catholic clergyman in the United
States ever engrossed, now or in days gone by, so
much of the kindly feelings of Protestants-aud
of tho country generally-as the Right Rev. Dr.
LYNCH, Bishop of Charleston, and of the Diocese
of South Carolina. Ho is one of the most learned
tucu, ns well as one of the most polishod and elo
quent orators, of the Catholic Church on this side
of the Atlantic. Not meaning to say that he is
not widely known and highly ""predated iu
Europe Bishop Lysen stands as high in llorac
ns in Charleston. Almost every one knows his
courageous mid patriotic record during, the late
war; it entitles him to the undying honor of tho
He is iu our midst at present-and has been for
several dsys-a guest of Dr. WILLIAM BURT.
During his sojourn in Edgefield this distinguished
prelate has delivered, in thc new and beautiful
Catholic Church, and to large nnddelighted audi
ence?, several sermons, which .have clearly proved
his great intellect, his great learning, and his
overflowing spirit of disinterested benevolence.
All should de-light to do honor t? such a man
n3 Bishop LV.VCR, however much they may differ
with hi?, religious teachings.
TUP Stnte Convention.
Tn accord ince with the advice and cugecstlon
of Gov. ORR, a Convention for tho purpose of
clee'iug or appointing Delegates from South Caro
lina to the Philadelphia Convention, will assem
ble in Columbia to day, August 1st
As will bo seen by our items of State new?,
almost every District will ba represented, and
through its best men, in this Convention. Charles
ton and Colombia send large nnd dignified Dele
In Elgcfifld the appointing of Delegates ba?
gnno hy def..ult.
This perhaps, in the end, will be for the best.
If thc Philadelphia Convontion brings forth good,
then wo will sharo the good equally with our
gistor Districts; if it brings forth humiliation,
then we can say we had nothing to do wiih it.
We arc fur however from commending any such
lack of exprit du mips. As her sister Districts
have dono, so ought EJgefield to have done. The
right spirit is that of stnnding hy each other in
woe os well as weal, in humiliation aa well as
The Gratefullest of all Announcements
The drought which has to long prevailed in
this part of the country, aul which finally became
so distressing, is now at an end. Abundant rains
fell on Sunday and on Monday. Vegetation is
invigorated, and the weather is pleasant. A large
corn crop cannot possibly he made. Neverthe
less, for any to say that the rains have come too
late would bo ungrateful" and impious.
The Middle Wpll of Punition Knocked
There is ROW but one Barber Shop in Edgefield.
The admirable two arc merged into a still more
admirable one. And that is ovor G. L. PENN'S
Store. A very wise proceeding. Their proprie
tors are well known. They now run one and the
same machino. They always ran it well. It fu
ture they will run it superbly. Shaving,-Hair
-Bedizzenii.g,-?c., Ac, ?c. They ask for con
tinued and increased palrunago. We bcsn-'k it
The. Atlnntic Submarine Telegraph.
The groat Cable which is to enable America to
speak to Eur>pc,-and rice reeta, as one mon speak.?
to another across thc brcakfost table, is now creep
ing through tho Atlantic towards thc shores of
Nowfouudlard. This is the third attempt, nnd so
fur all goes r rospcrmsly. Thc great probability
is that in a f sw days tho wonderful and almost
miraculous. Submarine Telegraph between Europo
and America will bc pionouncec-. an apcompliehcd
New Wagon Shop.
It gives us pleasure to chronicle a laudable ex
ample of local enterprise. Our practical and en
ergetic fellow-citizen, W. W. ADAMS, Esq., ia
erecting in this village large and commodious
shops for tho purpose of building wagons and
carts of all descriptions, nnd for repniring the
s.*.me. We are glad to seo this evidence of energy
in our midst. And if theso shops phall bc com
pleted, und competent and faithful workmen em
ployed to do the work at fair and reasonable
prions, wc h:ivo no doubt the eatcrpriso will provo
We understand th?t Mr.- G BO. S. MCNEIL has
boon employed tn superintend the Blacksmith de
partment. Mr. MCNF.IL hus been long nod well
known .n this community as a competent, i-ffivlent
and experienod inechinic. We ll iderstand further
that comp?tent, workmen are employed to do tho
work in thc wood shop. If we aro not mistaken,
theso shops will be npen'fur the execution of any
work ?rt the Wagon, Cart, or Blacksmith linc, in
les : than o month.
There i:i not perhaps, in all the length nnd
breadth of our advertising columns, a card, or a
notice to tho public, more deserving of attention
than the publication of Dr. Dcm fir* Sarsaparilla.
It is known to be skillfully compounded of vege
table curatives of great worth, and so compound
ed ns to prevent deleterious influ snccs altogether,
if the directions arc properly observed. Wc have
heard individuals, two or three lr. this very office,
talk of it from experience, in thc strongest terms
of approbation. We have frequently triod it our
selves, and would venture to say, that there arc
but few capes pf sickness, in a family, in which
this medicine could not bo n.-cd with advantage
Yet this wo would say, take it nt thc first symp
toms or disease, to remove tho cnune of it, by
cleansing the blood of morbific humours.
Dr. DENNIS ia wcllkn>wn aa a conscientious
man, who stu lie.? and understands his business..
S3F It was positively announced iu Washing
ton, on the 24th, that General Sickles bad for
mally declined'tho mission to th) Hague. Gen.
John A. Dix 2IM feces appointed to tho jo;jtioa,
News from all Parts of the State.
From our Greenville exchanges thc Mountai
neer and the Entcrpriee, w? learn that a public
meeting, with reference to South Carolina being
represented in the Philadelphia Convention, was
held there during the.past week, to appoint dele
gates to a State Convention, ns advised by Gov.
Orr. The delegates appointed are Gov. B. F.
Perry, II. P. Hammett, A: McBee, G. F. Towues,
T. Q. Donaldson, J. H. Goodwin, Dr. Jas. Harri
son, J. H. Cleveland, W. F. Lester, J. W. Grady.
-In Greenville latoly, a serious riot occurred
among tho negroes, their enmity having hecomo
excited towards Ue whites. Sinco thon they have
held a large meeting, expressed sorrow for tbe
distir * .e, and pledged themselves to tbe public
authot tues to support them in all endeavors to
maintain order ami enforce thc authority of law.
The Fairfield Herald, published nt Winnsboro,
says thc following gentlemen wero elected to rep
resent tho District iu thc State Convention, viz:
W. lt. Itobertson, Dr. Glen, J. H. Rion and T. M.
Lylcs.-Tho Herald also speaks of the heat being
fearful. District generally suffering for rain.
Corn looking badly.
Thc Georgetown Time? saya G. W". Christie, Q.
I. Cooper, Dr. J. P.. Sparkman, David Perkins
wero elected Delegates from that District to the
Convention to assemblo in Columbia.-The Time?
also bewails the intenso heat and draoght
The Horry Sentinel, published, at Conw-yboro,
reports E. E. Sessions und Josopb F. Harrell as
tho Horry delegates to tho State Convention. It
spoaks highly of the general conduct of the ne
groes in that District. In Conwayboro they have
a new Church of their own, and nre in ecclesiasti
cal connection with the African Methodist Church.
The Laurensvillc Herald snv3 tho delegates
from Laurens District to the State Convention arc
Dr. M. M. Hunter, W. D Erin?, Dr. Thos. Wior,
Dr. .7. T. Craig, Dr. A. C. Fuller, G. W. Sullivan,
Col. John Cunningham, J. R. Fuller, II. L. Mc
Gowan, Hon. W. D. Simpson, Hon. C. F. Sulli
van and C. G arlington.-The Herald further adds
that the " accounts from every quarter tell us of
tho crops being parched up and thc hopes for a
corn crop blasted."
From the Anderson Intelligencer we learn that
Aniaziali Payton, a colored man formerly residing
in Anderson, and hearing a very good character,
was most wantonly and atrociously murdered nt
Hodges Depot, on Thursday last " by one Reuben
L. Golding, a notorious and desperate character."
G'diliug had not been arrested.-Thc Delegates to
the State Convexi?n from Anderson District aro
Hun. J. L. Orr, Chairman, J. W. Harrison, J. JJ.
Sitton, F. E. Harrison, JR. H. 'Prescott, James A.
Hoyt, W. H D. Gaillard, T. H. McCnnn, W. S.
Picken?, Rev. J. S. Murray, H. R. Vandirer, J.
P. Reed, A. 0. Norris, Rev. A. Rice, J. J. Shir
ley, Rov. II. F. Mauldin, 0. W. Cox, Jas. Thom
son, John M. Simpson, Dr. J. II. Reid, W. S.
Shaw and J. W. Norris, jr.-From Anderson tao
come lamentations over tho.hot weather, want of
rain, nnd gloomy crop prospects.
The Yorkville Enquirer tells also of a recent
horrible murder in tho vicinity of Chester village.
A Mr. Walker was murdered and hi* house sack
ed. Supposed to be the dcod of a. couple of ne
groes.-Tho Delegates from York to the Conven
tion are S. C. Youngblood, Col. Cad. Jones, A. A*
McKenzie, G. W. Williams, Rev. R. A. Ross.
Our honored and indomitable cotemporary the
Newberry Herald, which perished in the late dis
astrous fire, but would'nt stay perished, appears
again in foir form aad proportions ; and promi
ses to be still fairer and larger soon.-Thc dele
gates from Newberry to tho State Convention are
S. Fair, G. S. Cannon, Jas. Maffett, J. R. Spear
man, J. H. Williams, A. C. G arlington, C. H.
Suher and E. S. Kelti.
The Kingstree Star says : " Tho protracted
drought has injured the crops to an alarming ex
tent; in many instances there will be nothing to
The Chester Standard says: "Our planters
wear long faces, and not without good reason.
Thc intense boat and continuous drought of thc
post two weeks have put the finishing stroke to a
large portion of the corn-crop, much of which is
dead and beyond tho hope of recovery. The yield
of cotton will bo extraordinarily light"-Thc
Delegates to the Stato Convention from Chester
aro Giles J. Patterson, James G. Lowry, 0. Bar
ber and C. S. Brice.
From tho Sumter Watchman wo learn that Mr.
T. J. Caughlan of Sumter hns born appointed
United States Deputy Marshal for tho District of
South Carolina.-The Delegates from Srrater to
the State Convention nre J. N. Frierson, A. A.
Gilbert, J. T. Green, J. S. Richardson, jr., R.4.
Cain, G. W. Cooper, T. M. Muldrow, Dr. J. M.
Sanders, Dr. W. S. Burgess, Wm- Burroughs, F.
J. Moses, Jr., and J. W. llcmbert.
From tho Clarendon Banner wo learn that
Clarendon District is also to bc represented in the
State Convention. Her Delegates are Hon. J. P.
Richardson, Col. n. L. Benbow, Dr. J. McCauley,
Dr. T. W. Briggs, W. J. MeFaddin, J. Galluchat,
Dr. R. R. Durant and Col. S. Warren Nelson.
Tho Carolina Spartan speaks of a fire in Spar
tanhurg which consumed two or three buildings.
It speaks of the energy and fidelity of the freed
men, and of their stronuous efforts to prevent the
spreading of the flames; and ends by saying:
Tho Freedmen of our town are certainly thc
best bohaved, least riotous andvmost faithful of
any in the State."-Thc delegatos from Spartan
burg to tb?. Convention ure R. C. Poule, Hon. G.
Cann- , J. W. Carlisle, Col. S. N. Evins, Col. T.
. Jioore, Dr. J. Winsmitb, A. B. Woodruff, Dr.
Wm. Curtis, W. T. Wilkens, Col. T. Stobo Farrow
Thc Barnwell Sentinel says Messrs. Johnson
Ilagood, J. J. Brabham, E. J. C. Wood, nnd
Alfred Aldrich arc requested to represent Barn
well Di?trict in the Stato Convention.
The Abbeville Banner gives thc names of thc
Abbeville Delegates to the Stato Convention as
follows :'Hon. D. L. Wardluw, Gon. A. C. Z7-;
kell, Hon. Thos. Thomson, Gen. S. McGow.n. W.
A. Lee, J. A. Leland, Dr. J. W. Ho .rsi, James M.
Latimer, Dr. J. I. Bonner, F. A. Counor, Ja?. A.
Norwood, M. 0. Taiman.
A recent issuo of the Lynchburg Virginian
contains a list of paroled prisoners of war who
died on board of Unitod Sutes transports going
from Point Lookout, Maryland, to Savanuuh,
Georgia. We find the names of the following
from this State iueludcd in the list:
Priyate D. Van Horn, Co. I, 1 Uh S. C., tliod
Nov. 5, 1864, buried at Fortress Monroe.
Privnto William L. Blanton. Co. Iv, ?td S. C.,
died Nov. li, 1864, buried ot Fortress Monroe.
Private J. S. Dobson. Co. ii, 11th S. C., died
Nov. 1, ISO I, buried at Fortrose Monroe.
Private W. V. Hurlee, Cu. D, 1 'th S. C., dUd
Nov. 1, 1SG4, buriod at Fortress Monroe.
Private William P. Malloy, Co. B. 27th S. C.,
died Nov. 2,1S04, buried at Fortress Monroe
Sergeant R. M. Reese, Co. B, 22d S. C , died
Nov. 14, 1864, buried ot Hurt Royal, S. C.
The Shepherds town (Jeflerson County, West
Virginia,) Rrgitlcr notes thc names of the follow
ing South Carolina soldiers buried at that placo :
Lieut. Charles S. Davonport, from Charleston.
T. J. Crim, Co. B, 1st South Carolina Regi
? ?- ???
Cholera at Tybce Island.
There were twelve deaths from cholera and ten
nows Cases on Tybee Island for the ttvonty-four
hours ending at 12, m, on tho 27th. The diseaso
was then abating.
The Savannah Newt and Herald, speaking of
tho cholera, asserts, on the anthority of a corres
pondent, that tiro men, escaping from Tybee Is
land, carried the diseaso which has sinco devel
oped iUolf, with them to the interior of the State.
ES?" Thc Hon. James Farrow returned
home on Tuesday evening, after a s/journ of
some weeks' at Washington, "a professional
business. He reports tho political situation
as deeply interesting. The result of the fall ;
elections being looked forward to with great- j
est solicitude by all parties.
Mr. Farrow thinks that if the KadicaKare j
to be defeated, it eau only be done through ?
the harmony and cordial no'operation of all
conservative men. He thinks much depends ;
on the Philadelphia Convention, and ha warm
ly approves all the Southern States being
represented therein-Spartanbur'g Spartan., :
53^" A special telegram from Washington to j i
tho Baltimore Sun says that Governor Holden | ]
mo? rejected by ibo frnaic, as Winster to San i f
For tho Advertiser.
Mn^EbiToR,-I again ask your indulgence^
tlio pttblieitt'on of a/ew remark'. I wish to*mWki
to my friend,.W. W.'/.nAMS, Esq., and also lo tb
After thanking Mr. ADAMS-for the kind senti
ments expressed towards myself, in his commupt
cation of the 11th ultimo, I, will wcrylhrlefl;
endeavor to set myself and friendg-in a true posi
tion before tho poople of the District.
That Slr. ADAMS, with his acknowledged ability
?boult] draw such erroneous .conclusions from tb
call of some of the good citizens of tho Distric
fora macing, hap nota little v rprised me, a
well as many others of bis friend?. In the com
munications of "RUSTIC," it was suggested t
the people of the District to meet in their primar
assemblies and memorialize and petition thc Leg
Mature not te ropudiate, but to modify the indebt
edness of tho country, and tu give such timo a
would enable debtors to make money to pa;
creditors. Not one tinglo sentence was writte
or spoken at?ny of the meetings I have attende
except thc garbled extract, from tho call for
meeting at Bethel Church. The meeting at th
Ridge was held some fifteen miles from my resi
dence, and thc gentlemen who called the ineotin
live that far, and some of thom further from mo
and T do not suppose one^ of them knew, who
the call was made, who "RUSTIC" was. An
provided they did, I knew nothing of thc call fo
said meeting until it had been advertised Ihre
da yS. I recoiled a letter of invitation, accompanic
by tho Advrrtiatr continuing the call. Cons?
quently I am in no wisc responsible for any lan
guage contained in tho call ; und bad I bee
present I should have advised the omis-ion of tb
last sentence. I have no doubt that thc patriot]
and good men who mada the ci?ll for this meeting
wished to avert anything like defiance to Lay*
rather than promote -hytbing l?ke?atmed resis
tauce to the Sheriff; forif;the people are drive
to desperation, the presumption is mitch stronge
that they will prey one upon'another, rather ^hu
upon thc Sheriff, tho executive officer of the Lari
Having said this much which Mr. ADAMS say;
" If so, bc his done us. injustice and makes th
amende honorable," which wo-accept-in,tho sam
kiud spirit in which it is'tendered.
But Mr. ADAMS goej further in bis criticisi
upon our plan of relief to the people, and charnc
tcrizc- rae as a ropudiationist without any qualifi
cation ; and so advertises me. Kow I submit thu
my friend hus doue me a great injustico tn thii
a? I have not proposod to repudiate a dollar; ont,
such debts os should fail in part for want of con
sidciatiun ; debts contracted for slaves; and debt
contracted where thu consideration was depreciate
Bank bills or Confed?rete notes. I contend thn
slavery having been destroyed by thc State Con
vention, and by tho Constitution nf tho Unite
States, thc State Legislature concurring, Unit th
State has ample Constitutional power Ul rcliev
her citizens of this species of indebtedtiss; exeep
interest, or liiro until tho slaves ?-ero emancipate:
In every caso where a slave hus beun sold in Sout
Carolina, since the introduction of the institutioi
it has been expressed or implied that such prop
erty was to bc a slave for life. Ey an organi
law of the land, which is irrevocable, thc instit*
tion bas been destroyed, and the people left in th
worst condition of any that ever preceded them
asd for no fault of theirs. And for the statuar
law to come in and collect more of theso deb!
than is above indicated, would be an act bette
suited to tho barbarous ages of the past, than t
the light and justice of the nineteenth century
As for Bank notes, although they purported to b
predicated upon 1 specie basis, time has demor
struted such was not the case ; they were incorpc
rations purporting to be what they really wer
not. Although chartered by the Legislature, tboi
bills, liko all other promissory notes, have only
rolati'. i valuation, and posse.-s no further valu
than tho bills command. By tho Constitution o
the United States, and of the State, only gold o
silver is a legal tender. By an ordinance ot th
late Convention, all debts contracted since tb
first of January 1862, are to be paid according t
the relativo value of consideration, clearly cm
bracing slave debts, debts contracted at Confede
rati prices, Confederate money or doprcciatci
bank bills. No one bas "questioned the constitu
tionality of this act of the Convention. Nortl
Carolina bas gone much further. Tennessee ha
declared ber slave debts all illegal, except hire
Aud if the Convention had power to modify thi
species of indebtedness since thc first of Januar
1SC2, would not another Convention of tho peopl
have ampio Constitutional power, without an;
antagonism with the Constitution of the State, o
of tho United States, to set asido debts of thi
character, or pay them according to their tru
valuation, although such debts may have cxistei
for twenty years. Just to illustrate, suppose A
bought of B. five thousand dollars worth of slave;
ten years ago, and three-fourths of tho monc]
were paid anterior to the war; now, slavery havinj
been destroyed by action of the Government
would honor or justice require the paytncnt.of tb<
remaining fourth? Again, suppose A. had tw<
thousand dollars iu bank bills in 18C0; he loan.'
his friend B. one thousand, and locks the ethel
thousand up in his iron safe. Would honor oi
justieo require tho payment of more than the
thousand dollars that have been lucked up, with
interest added? In the consideration of tb if
question I have never hut sight of tho rights ol
creditors, and eontend that though the losses ol
creditors have been, and must bc, immense, yet
thoy have not been equal to thc lossos of debtors.
The plan submitted by me, does ampio justice, I
think, to tho creditors; and doos not, in my
opinion, di-crminato too much in favor of debtors.
Lotus analyze the plan a* proposed by my bum
ble self, and see if thc rights of creditors aro not
fully respected. First, tho guardian and ward.
The ward's patrimony is not interfered with,
*Tvept where it3 legacy was derived from thc sale
of slaves; in that case, I propose to givo thc
ward one-fifth, and in no wiso to interf?re with
his patrimony derived from any other species of
property. I submit thu this will bo doing ample
justice to tho minor, and only compeLhim to do
what honor and justice would dictate, i. e., become
a common s??erer in thc misfortunes of thc coun
try by dividing losses with thc guardian. To the
money dealer, I propose to pay the same amount
and interest which has been inverted, and in thc
samo currency or its equivalent. To parties who
bavo sold slavos, I propose to pay interest or hire
from day of salo to day of emancipation ; all
the property could haro been possibly worth had
it been retained in tho first, kands. I propose thal
in nil cases of debts for rcnl estate or visible
property, such be paid for on demand according to
contract, or re vert to tho original owners. I fur
ther propose the enactment of a ttay law for four
years, one-fourth of an individual's indebtedness
to bc paid on the first of January 1S67, and one
fourth every J'anutiry after, until all debts shall
bc paid: no ono to claim tho benefit of thc ae.t if
he fails to pay his instalments as they bccoitto
due; contract! since thc surrender to bo in nu
wisc interfered with.
I think this plan evinces anything but an utter
disregard of the rights of creditors; I think it is
free from Constitutional objections. Although my
friend and colleague, Gonl. BUTLER, thinks it
would bring ut into antagonism with the Consti
tution of the United States, yet with all due
deference for bis opinion as a lawyer, I submit
with the lights now before mc, that it is very highly
probable tho entire repudiation of all debts con
tracted Tor slaves, where tho consideration was
bank bills ; as well as the repudiation of the war
debts of the revolutionary states; would bo acqui
esced in by all parties at tho North, and sustained'
by every Judgo of the United States Court. I do
not entertain thut profound regard for all of tho
Judges whiob my colleague, Gen? BUTLER, does;
while, at tho same time, think some of them good
men, there ar?, others I have lit'le respect for.
Andas we Imo the sitmu number of Judges to
rapresont Seventy M dijon of d"liaT3 tb,ut wo for
merly had to ripresont Four Hundred and Fifty
Skillion, (to say nothing of our greatly diminished
population,) I rould ho glad to see them swept
from office by a Convention of the people, and
ibout two-tbirc.s of thom re-elected by the Legis
lature;-a nunber amply sufficient to represent
tba population and diminish od resources of tb?
Stat?, Gen!. Vmm gov ra to pay that o feu
cases of debts contracted for slave? would be sui
ficient, if tried in a Court of Law, tojaajoblish
precedent by whicb all such debts con?? bc com
promised. I tubinit that tho decisions .in sue!
cases would almost surel^.bo conflicting; thaj n
two Judges would instruct tho. Jury allko; anjl'd
they did, ih<j decision ?pf Jurors No. 1 and 2 of?h
same Court might bo^?s opposite as thc poles, j c
under'thc Bamo instructions".; I suggest io ,31
colleague that it would The much safer and cheapc
for the people to cover thc whole ground in ?nc
case, by a plain ordinance, or other statuary or
actmoDt, rather than depend upon tho uncertai
decision of Juron' for prccoJent.
I heartily agra with Genl. BUTLER and M:
ADAMS that crinnm.tion and recrimination cann(
be conducive of a.iy public good, and thai
respectful criticism of tho plans of each other;
calculated to enlighten the public mind, ami tht
do good. I therefore accord to every ono th
freest and fullest privilege of criticism ; and onl
where I, or my iriends and constituents arc mi:
represented, shall I protect. The position of th
present members of the Legislature is any thin
but enviable, and happy will it bo for tbo StatJ
.those she has constituted thc guardians of kc
interests, shall so manage those interests a-i t
preserve peace, and restore prosperity to tb
For tho Advertiser.
Mn. EDITOR: The following plan is suggeste
as ono calculated to give the relief the peep!
want ; and is the only true basis of settlement i
regard to the indebtedness that weighs so bea vi!
on our people
First. Let there be a Convention .called, 1
which the minds of the peoplo aro fully unc.ci
stood ; and RS that body would bc above tho Cut
stitulioc, a.? tbemnker of if, and not liable to tb
objection of unconstitutionality, nor to the intel
ferenec of thc Judges, having all power polit ha
ly, le make new, alter, or amend, so as to ordai
in referenco to the home or internal indebtodr.ei
of tho people of the State that roltef which i
Justice they arc entitled to, and cf right claim.
Second..Through thc Convontion, all person;
corporations, companies be required on oath t
render in all property owned by them, or held fe
them ut homo or abroad, at thc time of surrende
to be valued at the rates of 1SG0, slaves incluiiec
Third. Also the sami persons, corporation
companies, to rend' ?. in all property owned b
them now. or Laid for them at homo orabroid
said property to be valued at what property i
worth now. Having ascertained what each on
is worth at the times named, let them pay in ?ire
portion to thc difference between their former :?n
present ability. Su*h disposition of the mai tc;
with suitable uctails, would put the people ic Uk
position as occupied before thc war.
-? -?- ?
For the Advertiser.
Thc Indebtedness of the Country, ?tc
MR. EDITOR : There aro various notions an
opinions ia reference to the state of the com tr
at this critical moment, I was at first inclined t
sustain the Stay Law ; but there has been so mac
trash and nonsense thrown over the tulyect, tho
even thoso who were in favor of it ia the nurse
are now perfectly disgusted with the idea. T
see so much time and labor Fpent cn the subj ec
(ind all to no purpose, If enough to distract an
confuse tho mind of almost any person, unies:; h
is well guarded. Especially when we take int
consideration the motives and quirks that ic flu
enco that sect who advocato those plans. Mr. Vi
W. ADAMS would tell us that he is in favor of
Stay Law to oxi.'t at least for thirty years, n
withes the St-.to to borrow five million of dollar:
which really he, or any other sonsible man, ocgh
to know she cannot do, especially just at thi
time. If the peoplo are " broke" (to usc 11 home
ly expression,) then it follows as a mutter of cos
sequence, that tho State is in the same condition
for thc people aro tho State. But even ad mi
that the State could borrow the stipulated arno-ml
would it be prudent for hor to do so ? I trow not
Mr. A. picturos glorious results to arise therefrom
He snys that it would restore confidence to. 0
among the peoplo. I ask how ? Is it by gn in;
a large flow of money to the country? Andi
would say "this is tho idea." If that be the poin
only, and I sec no other reason assigned in bi
article, then, Sir, Confederate money ought t>.> b
good ; and thc many Legal Tender Notes ?rn
National Currencies that we havo among us a
least ought to be very near at par. Thc truth u
rhat great flow of money is tho very causo why i
is so valueless. If we had a smaller basis in rha
direction, then our money would be better. Dil
not our Legislature at its last Session issue somi
Dank Bills (and they rather limited?) I ask Mr
A. ho.v much they arc worth to us. Aro they no
worth only fivo cents in the dollar? I mcrclj
call his attention to this point to show him hov
vain the idea that tho State can do any thine; ic
that direction without materially injuring hen elf
Admit the proposed plan, and it will open thc
door, or let down the gap, (so to speak,) fur fr.iuii
aud rascality in almost overy conceivable way
leading to dishonest motives. 1 know that 1 hit
would not apply to all classes, but is it not n
strong temptation, at least, to some? Anothci
wishes for n law to be passed levying ? tax of 51
per cent on all dues uni dob's made before thc
war; and also to kill or dostroy the interest ac
cruing from thc same. I suppose Mr. Editor, it
is very likely, that ho is deeply involved. Yet he
will tell us, be is not in favor of repudiation. I
n3k Mr. ".Tustico and-Equity" to solve this great
question. It seems to be a puzzle io unravel this
problem. It occurs to my mind, at least, csa
contradiction of terms. I can't get hold of the
logic. It seems also to conflict with the proper
idea of .he signature attached. I suppose, how
ever, ru his generosity, he overlooked the true
point, or perhaps bo dons not apprehend the idea
of repudiation in the way of ta?.es, as heBuggc3ts
lu his article. If so, theo the question is solved,
at least in part, FO far ns he may be interested,
? >r concerned. I see other articles referring to
tho same subject, ju?t BS futile, and economical
as to their owu interest. Full of good sense ? nd
reason, if, we liston to their plan's and scben.es,
but otherwise obnoxious, and of but little uso. Is
it not a positive truth, that tho very men, T ho
are so cager in having their names conspicuous
in all matters of "Ihedehts must hepnid," arc, also
the men who staid at home duringtho war, making
money off the poor soldiers families ? The vi ry
men who never participated in tho hard fought
battles, who never alleviated the poor, or bound
up tho broken-hearted, or dried the orphan's teer ?
Dut speculated, traded, bought all tho cotton they
could get from thc destitute and the distressed.
Who havo horded up all the specie they could
get, Thoso men ure clamorous against tho wide w,
tho orphans, and the poor of the country, mude
so by the war. Is tbore not a fearful reckoning
awaiting?them ? In some instances, they hs ve
already made assignments to secure, I suppose, if
possible, a portion of their ill-gotton gain. Oh
the wickedness of the ago we live in ! No wen
dar we failed to establish a government of oar
own, based upon such av oriel oas principles.
I suppose a Homestead Law would do much to
alleviate tho distress of tho people. But, Sir,
thora are men who uro inclined to oppose that
plan, and all other plans which look to the pub . ic
good. Thoy have closed up their bowols of mercy,
if they ovor had any : ?heir fear is that they will
not got all their dues. Why, Sir, this class of
human beings is numerous. Look, if you please,
evan to the highest stand-point. I mean law
making power, oven the Legislature. I am ia
formed that there are ono hundred and twenty
four numbers in tho L?gislature. Fifty-three of
that number are lawyers, besides numerous doc
tors and otters bf high, birth, "the would '.>o
aristocrats." Now if wc give oach lawyer at lernst
one friend to vote his woy, you may readily soe
where tho miuority, or tho farmers stand. Tb?y
have no showing whatever. Should we be aston
ished if they pass laws suited to their own tts:o
or eonvonience? Ought we to wonder if th*y
shouldany all others aro to bow down to our
shrine? Can we expect anythiug good coming
from such a fountain ? . For if you give men tte
power, you give them all that they desire to ao>
somplisb cvtrp pbj cet in their favor, whe-tbergoed
Bat is there not a higher power ov<& them, in
titanate ? So much the worse for that. They
aWi^P/apt to see after their own interest, per
iinps moro eagerly than the o.hua. At any rate
they will .not inako the matter much better. But
how aro wo to remedy thc?e thinjs? I think
very easily. If not at present, wo may, we can,
in the future, elect men who are determined to
pass faws, abolishing the Courts of Common
Pleas ; also", to-do away with our Judges; at least
For time being. Substituting other measures in
their stead until we recover to some extent our
But in the intermediate time, let us endeavor
to exercise ferbf?-ance towards each other aB
brothers, and'thus, if possible, discomfit all the
designs and schemes laid underneath onr feet to
destroy us. Let each esteem it a reproach to sue'
another at the law. In this, way we may accom
plish some good, as if to starve out those hungry,
starving demagogues who would have "litigation,"
to bc the foremost of all their thoughts, intents,
and purposes.' ?
I will remark before I close, that I have no de
sire to wound the fcslings of any one. I have
written abont thoso things, because I see the evil
existing. I have no aim in view, but tho public
good. So far as ? am concerned or interested
personally, in a matter of little importance. If I.
have said anything harsh, or spoken sharply on
the subject, let it bo remembered that it is in
good faith; and with tho hope it may be of some
profit. It msy be said by some that I am after
some object I dont deny that. Bat it is not for
popularity; then I would fall far short. For
there is no popularity in exposing public faults and
vices. It is not for. public esteem or - applause ;
then I would change my position. It'ls not that
I may be heard through your'columns, only to
ridicule other?. But it is, as I stated above, for
the public good.
Horace Greeley-His Position.
The following correspondence sufficiently
explains itself without any comments :
WAVKEGAN, III,, June 24.
Hon. HORACE GREELY, New York City:
Dear Sir-I would respectfully ask if it bo
true that you have offered to go Jeff. Davis'
bail for his release. Also, if the above be
irue, why you did not try to obtain bail for
Wiiz, the keeper of Jeff. Davis' slaughter
pens. I ask these questions not from imper
tinent or idle curiosity, but for the purpose of
obtaining your views on so important a point.
In the meantime, I remain,
Very respectfully, yours,
J* "WILSON, JR
Yes, oir; I would bail Davis,'or you, or
any other culprit that the Government would
shamefully keep in jail more than a year, re
sisting and denyiug his just and legal de
mand that he be arraigned and tried, or let
go. Yours truly,
Mr. J Wilson, Jr., Waukegan.
Good for Horace! We shall think better
of him all the remaining days of our life, for
the independent and manly manner in which
A POINT OF LAW CORCCRNING EMANCIPA
TION.-The Supreme Court has decided in
Tennessee that in regard toall slaves pur
chased prior to or during the war, the eman
cipation proclamation destroying the right
to hold such slaves, the loss must fall upon
thc parties holding the property at the time
the proclamation was made.
.Just tho reverse of the decision of Judge
Slieffey, of Virginia-and clearly wrong.
DUEL AT NATCHEZ.-We find the following
terse dispatch in the Western papers :
VICKSBURG, July 20-A duel was fought
opposite here to day between Col. Yerger
and Major Fitzgerald, of Jackson. Distance
ave paces, with pistols. First round, Fitz
gerald's fire missing. Yerger's pistol snap
ping, after which, adjust.
^SMIon. S. R. Mallory.--This gentleman bas,
by permission, just returned to Iiis homo in Flori
da, for the first time since bis arrest at tho close
of the war.
j23T* A few days argo three feet of snow fell in
JAMES M. LANHAM was born the 30th of
June, 1820, and died at his residence in Edgeiield,
S. C., on the 17th of July, 1866.
Muny relations and friends will read this an
nouncement with sorrow for tho dead :-with ten
der sympathy for thc living.
A few months ago, he left his home in the vigor
?f manhood :-reduced to a mere wreck by con
finement and disease, he came home to die. S adi y,
ind tenderly did b'u family and friends, and
Spencer, bis faithful servant, offer their soothing
ministrations during his last days. -They forget
his fault?, while they remember his generous,
kindly heart, and weep over his untimely end.
May tho gracious God comfort and guide tho
aged father and mother, the faithful wifo, and the
fatherless little ones so sadly bereaved.
DnrAnTEO this life, at the residence of bis
parents, in tho Village of Edgcficld, on the 30>h
June 1866, and in the 21st year of his age, JOHN
BAY ABNEY, the last sou of Dr. M. W. and
CAROLINE SEABROOK ABNEY.
The deccasod entered tho service of tbe Con
federate States early in the war, first, in the
Regiment commanded by Col. ABNEY, and then
in the cavalry Regiment commanded by Col.
AIKEN-, and was discharged, from each, on the
Surgeon's certificate of disability. As soon, how
ever, as bu health was a little restored, true to
tho spirit and traditions of his race, bc hastened
to rejoin the army, in the-Battalion of Sharp
shooters, commanded by his ?ecle, Major JOSEPH
ABXET, to which also wes attached his brother-in
law, the lamented PICKERS BDTLER WATTS. He
served in this Corps, as Hospital Steward, until
it was amalgamated with the Charleston Battalion,
and the two were'constituted the 27th So. Ca.
Infantry. Being thon appointed Sergeant of his.
Company, he soon participated in tbe action of
Wallhall Junction, which was fought in May,
1864. At one period of the battle, being mach
exposed,-bis Company faltered when ordered to
advanco, and he, the youngest of its members,
moved forward to the onset, and by his noble
example re-established the courago and con?duucu
of his comrades. For this brilliant conduct on
his first field, he was recommended, for promotion,
whilst his brother-in-law WATTS -Waa alike com
mended' foreqiially conspicuous behavior. ' Tn all
the first actions around Petersburg, be bore a
manly port, though suffering, all the while, from
disease,, which had even dien fastened itself,upon
his system.. On the terrible 24th Jane, when
nagood's glorious Brigade displayed m ranch
heroism, .ind shed so, much blood, in carrying, as
Skirmishers, the Rifle pits of tho enemy, Sorg'ts
ASSET and WATTS, in th? abgenoo of command
ing officers, were each appointed by Geni. Hagood,
Lieutenants, jtrat empare, in compliment to their
skill and gallantry, and assigned to the command
of Companies. Serg'U WATTS, in nn almost hand
to hand conflict with the foe, fell like a hero on
their bristling ramparts. Serg't. ABNKV, more
fortunate for the time, carried with his company,
and the company'on bis right or left, which bad
lost its commander, the extreme tight of tho ene.
my's lines resting on the Appomattox, and after
holding it for sometime, aotually bore off twenty
five or thirty prisoners, in triumph. The demea
nor of our troops, on this part of the line, elicited
from Geni, LUS, who was a beholder from the
otbor aide of the river, the warmest encomiums.
But in the next disastrous engagement of Genl.
HAOOOD'8, on the Weldon Road, JOHN ABNEY,
along with many others, was captured, and carried
a prisoner to Point Lookout, the disease of the
kidneys ander which he had been suifering far
years, became aggravated by privation nnd expo -
sure, and on his release, he returned home but tu'
linger and to die.
But in his death, he bas left ns the same exam
ple of heroic endurance-, of Christian fortitude,
and Christian hope, that illustrated tho brighter
portion of his youthful existence. Amid his long
protracted sufferings, henever repined-never oom.
plained at the dispensations of Providence. His
whole life was marked by filial devotion, and was
free from guile, and as he had lived without
reproach, he died without fear.
This family bas been truly nfHsctcd by tho.
scourge of war. Their eldest son, Josicrn ABNKY '
who was a pattern of every virtuo, after passing
through all the earlier battles and campaigns,
with lit tie injury to his person, and after winning
a nome for courage and intrepidity, that would
hav? Jono honor to tho proudest soldier in the
army uf Virginia, perished, in tho front rank's
of his company, on the bloody field of Sharps
burg. Then; tho-?hivalrobj h?ghjaenled WATTS
followed in bis track of glory"; ond'JoiiJr B. ABNEY
tho last,-the only son,-and because the last, the*
host beloved, is now summoned to Heaven, to join
his immortal brothers, " Where the wick?d COM?
from troubling, ead thu weary ar? fit re af ,