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BT PU Ri SOE, KEEi.SE & CO.
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EDGEFIELD, S. C.; MA11CH 7, 1866.
VOLUME X?X?.--N0. 10.
RESPECTFULLY cali the attention of the
people of Edgefield to a BEAUTIFUL STOCK
of GOODS, which they have just received for the
Fall and Winter Trade,
Consisting in part as follows :
ON OUR SECOND FLOOR,
Crossley's Royal English Velvet Carpets, in new
Crosslcy's English Brussells Carpots, in new and
beautiful patterns ;
A large and beautiful stock of thc best AU Wool
3 ply and Ingrain Carpets manufactured ;
Ingrain Carpets, new patterns at lower prices ;
Striped Venetian Carpets, All Wool;
Striped Flax C*; pet.?, pretty and cheap ;
Striped All Wool Venetian Carpeting, for Stairs;
Stair Rods, all widths and lengths wanted :
Druggets and Crumb Cloths, new patterns, all
Wool ; d
500 Beautiful English Dearth Rugs;
A large stock of Door Mats, for inside and out
JtS-A. competent Upholsterer on hand to Cut,
Fit and Lay Carpets at short notice.
FLOOR OIL CLOTHS,
In new dosigns, and of thc best maker?, just
receivod in the following widths : 3 ft., 4 ft. 6 in.,
6 ft., 7 ft. 6 in , 12 ft. and 13 feet wide, which will
bo cut to St any sited Hail, Room or Stairs.
Stair Oil Cloths, 2 ft. wide ;
Light Narrow Stair Oil Cloths to cover Stair Car
Table Oil Cloths, 4-4, 5-4, 6 4 and 8-4 wide, in
Chinti, Oak, Marble, Mahogany,. Blue, Black
and Green colors.
ISTFIoorOll Cloths Cut and Laid (if required)
by a competent Workmun.
4-4, 5-4 and C-4 Cocoa Matting, for' Hally, Base
ments. Churches, Offices, Public Buildings, ..te
4 4, 5-4 and G-4 Red Checked and White Canton
tS^Mattings Laid, or Sewed and Laid with
WINDOW SHADES AND CURTAINS.
SOO Pairs Window Shades, just received, with all
necessary Trimmings, embracing from the finest
made, to tho cheapest manufactured, from 0 to
D' feet in length, all of which are new patterns.
Blue, Green and Buff Hollands, to make Shades,
always ?n hand.
Lace and Nottingham Lace Curtains:
Damask for Curtains, also Trimmings :
Cornices, Bands, Pius, Tassels. Loop?, Hooks;
Picture'Nails, Picturo Tas??ls and Cords,
t*"'Wiudow Shades Squared and Hung, and
Curtains put up at short notice, if required.
WALL PAPERS AND BORDERS.
4,000 Rolls Wall Papers and Borders, of new
Colors, fine and cheap, just received.
jj??fA Papor Hangor furnished when rcquirod
by our Customer?.
ON OUR FIRST FLOOR,
Stuart's Sugars, all grades;
.lava and Rio Coffee; Green and Black Teas;
Sugar House Syrup;
Starch, Soap, Candles, Matches ;
Pepper, Ginger, Spices, Crackers ;
Goshen Butter, Choose, Liverpool Salt;
Ham?, Bacon, Flour, Buckwheat ;
Potatoes, Onions, Cookiug and Washing Soda ;
Raisins, Citron, Currants, Almonds;
Nut.'? of all kinds;
Pickles and Preserves of all kinds ;
Canned and. Vegetable Fruits of all kinds;
Ketchups, S luce?, Yeast Powders;
Mackerel in Kitts, half and whole Barrels;
Codfish, Smoked and Pickled Salmon;
Fresh Salmon, Oysters and Lobsters in Cans
English Ale and Porter;
Wines, liquors and Bitters of all kinds.
W00O ANO WILLOW W?RE.
Tubs, Buckets, Keeler;, Churns and Measures ;
Baskets of all kinds and shapes;
Scrubbing, Dusting, Floor, Hand, Blacking, Hair,
Pope, Head, norse und Whitewash Brushes;
Brooms of all hinds.
Li-dies' Gaiters, Shoes, Booteos and Slipper?;
Gents' French Calf and Goat Shoes and Gaiters ;
M.sses' and Children's Shoes, with and without
Negro Men and Women's Shoes, all kinds.
A small stock of Dry Goods and Gents' Furnish
ing Goods, Fine all wool Blankets, White and
Colored Flannels, Tabling, Diaper, Towels,
Long Cloths, Unbleached Goods, Bod Tick,
Stripes, Table and Linen Dfmauks, Piano and
Tables Corers, ic, Ac.
Window Glass, all sizes, Nails, all sires, Gunny
Digging, Groen Leaf, Manilla and Juto Rope, |
Twines, Sash Cords, Clothes Lines and Pins, |
Wash Boards, Shovels, Spades, Forks, Rakes
and Hoes, Axes, Axe Handles, Hatchets, Smith
k Wessen and Colt's Repeaters, and Notions of
To-all of which your attontion is invited, and
nil of which will bc sold at a small advance on
cost of importation.
JAS. G. BAILIE & BRO.,
Carpels, Groceries and Sundries,
205 BROAD STREET,
' AUGUSTA, QA.
Oct 15_6m 42
J.D. A.:'U RPH Y I GEO. H. HOPE
of South Carolina. | cf Virginia.
J. D. A. MURPHY 4 CO.,
Wholesale and Rc.ail
Boots, Shoes, &c, &c,
No. 311 Broad Street,
Kcrpectfully solicits thc patronage of his friends
of Edgefield District, S. C.
Augusta, Nov. 5, 3m 45
MOORE <fc CO.,
OPPOSITE GLOBE HOTEL,
235 Broad St., Augusta, Ca..
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN
iiVtt ?UWlil Mill
IRON, STEEL, NAILS,
SMITH BELLOWS, ANVILS,
HOES, STRAW CUTTERS,
CORN SHELLERS, PLOWS,
HARROWS^ SHOVELS, SPADES,
P?CKET AND TABLE CUTLERY,
?cc., ?tc?. &c.
Sim*** Vn. IO Ja. 40
LEVY & ASHER,
218 Broad Street,
beg leave te inform the ci.izens of Edge
field and vicinity that wo have removed to No
21S Broad Street, threo doors nbovo Plumb A
Lettners Drug Store, where wo viii keep con
? stantly on hand a LARGE STOCK of
Men's, Youth's and Boys' CLOTHING;
Ladies'aud Men's HATS, all kinds;
BOOTS and SHOES, every variety;
DRY GOODS, HOSIERY, GLOVES;
Ladies' and Gents' FURNISHING
HOOP SKIRTS and NOTIONS ;
TRUNKS, VALISES, CARPET BAGS ;
Ladies' Travelling SATCHELS;
Also, a good Assortment of WATCH
ES and JEWELRY. *
All of the abovo we will sell at a SMALL AD
VANCE FOR CASH. We shall bc happy to re
ceive a call from you, or be favored with your
orders for all goods in our lino.
Country Merchants will do well by giving
us a call beforo purchasing elsewhere.
LEVY & ASHER.
Augusta, Oct 1 ? 6m40
FIMO FORTE MM,
stablished in Charleston in 1837,
And in Augusta in 1848.
TEE Subscriber' takes pleasure n informing
thc residents of EdgeGeld and the adjoin
ing Districts that bc has been apptinted Agent
tor tho THREE BEST PIANO MAKERS
IN THE WORLD, vii:
STEINWAY A SONS, New York,
CIIICKERING A SONS, Boston,
HAZELTON BROS., New York.
And ho will soil their Instruments at FACTO
RY PRICES, with freight added.
Porsons withing to pursbaic a SUP ER WU
PIANO FORTE please send for Circulars
and Illustrated Catalogues, and they will Cnd
they can purchase from the BEST MAKERS, ut
as Low Prices as they ciin of inferior ones. .
Illustrated Catalogues and Circulars sent free
of all charges.
GEO. A. OATES,
240 Broad Street,
Also, Agent for Mason A Hamlin's cele
brated CABINET ORGANS.
Apr 24 tf ?17
ESTABLISHED IN 1850
ber would re
form the citizens of Edgcfield and th? surround
ing countrv. that he keeps a SI'ECIA L ESTAB
LISHMENT for the REPAIR of WATCHES
and JEWELRY. All work entrusted" to his'
care will be executed promptly, neatly, and
warranted for one year.
At his Store will bo found one of the largest
Gold and Silver Watches,
Of tbr best European and American mmufacture
in thc Southern States, with it select assort
RICH AND NEW STYLES ETRUS
CAN GOLD JEWELRY. .
Set with Diamonds, Pearls, Rubies, Or ental Gar
nets, Coral, Ac. Also, SOL?D SILVER
WARE, consisting of full
TEA SETS, WAITERS, ICE AND
WATER PITCHERS, CASTORS,
GOBLETS, CUPS, FORKS, Sl'OONS,
And everything in the Silver Wan; line.
FINE SINGLE AND DOUBLE BA RRELED
Cr U N S .
Colt's, Smith A Weston's, Cooper's, Remming
ton's, Sharp's, Derringer's,
And many others of the latest invention.
FINE CUTLERY. SPECTACLES, WALKING
CANES, PERFUMERY, PORTMONIAES,
AND FANCY GOODS
Of every variety to bo found in a first class Jew
One Door below Augusta Hotel,
103 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
Oct 15 Gm 42
JOHN C. BOHLER
H. WARNER & CO.,
Family and Fancy Groceries,
TOBACCO, CIGARS AND SNUFF,
. PIPES OF ALL KINDS,
IPoxTcrci'Dr-, Sixot. Caps,
AND ALL KIND OF STRINGS.
ALSO, DEALERS IN
Ready Ifladc Clothiiig,
Staple and Fancy Dry Groods,
BOOTS,SHOES, HATS AND CAPS,
PERFUMERY AND SWEET SOAPS,
No. 112 and 1 11 Broad Street,
Nov. 6, 6m 45
SOilHDS. CHOICE BACON,-Crear Sides.
Ribbed Sides, Regulars and Shoulders.
50 Rbis. Northern and Western FLO JR,
10 Tierces Primb CAROLINA RICE,
125 Rbbls. Refined 1!. SUGAR,
. 5 linds. MU.SCOVADO SUGAR,
10 Bb!s isl Quality Golden SYRUP,
10 Hhds. MUSCOVADO MOLASSES,
50 Bbls. Large No. 3 MACKEREL, .
1000 Sacks' Choice Brrod CORN
75 Boxes FAMILY SOAP,
.30 Boxes ADAMANTINE CANDLES.
75 Bbl*, and Boxes CRACKERS and BIS
50 Bbls. Bourbon nnd othor WH ISKEYS
Large Lot of CASE LIQUORS all va -ietios,
25 dor. HEIDSICK CHAMPAGNE, Pints,
40 Casks BURTON ON TRENT ALE, in
Pints and Quarts,
10 Chests Jenkins A Co's, TEAS in Small
75 Kogs O'.d Dominion NAILS, assortod Sizes,
CIGARS, TOBACCO, CANDIES,
RAISINS, ALMONDS, PEPPER,
100 Kegs LARD,
500 Sacks SALT,
Large lot of BAGGING and ROPE always
And every thing usually kopt in my line,
For sale by
Augusta, Sept, 4, tf >8
No. 153, Meeting Street,
GEORGE C. GOODRICH.
PHILLIP WINBMAN, }. South Carolina.
DIRECT IMPORTERS OF
Charleston, S. C.,
Nov. 20, 6m ?J 7
HO LMES' BOOK HOUSE,
. OLD SIGN OP
" FRANJLIN'S HEAD."
Comer King an? WeulworlU-slreets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
THE HORSE IN THE STABLE AND THE
FIELD, by J. H. Walsh, (Stonehenge) editor
of '. The Field," with 175 engravings, Loudon,
FERNS : BRITISH AND FOREIGN, with a
tre:itLe mi their cultivation by JLO. Smith, A. L.
London. Numerous illustrations. .$3.50.
SCIENCE AND PRACTICE OF FARM CUL
TIVATION, bv James Buckman, London. $4.00
WASTE PRODUCTS AND UNDEVELOPED
SUBSTANCES: or, Hints for Enterprise in Neg
lected Field*, by P. L. Simmonds. London. $t.00
THE USES OF ANIMALS TO MAN, by E.
Lankester, M. D., F. R. S., Loud n. Si.75. "
POPULAR LECTURES ON FOOD, by Lnn
ktstcr. London. Si.75.
BRITISH RURAL SPORTS, bj Stonehenge,
London. Illustrated. $5.00.
THE SHOT-GUN AND SPOUTING RIFLE
?md The Dogs, Ponies, Ferrets. Ac, used with
tbem,.by Stonehenge, illustrated, London. $5.00.
BEE KEEPING, by "Tho Times" Eeo Master,
with illustrations, London. $3.M)
RESOURCES AND PROSPECTS OF AMER
ICA, by Sir S. Morton Peto, Bart. Strahan
MASTER AND SCHOLAR, Ac., Ac, by E. II
Plunifccc, M. A.. Dedicated to the memory of
.J"hn Kecble, author of Ibo .. Christian Loar,"
STORIES THAT MIGHT BE TRUE, Ac, by
Dora Grecuwotl, Strahan, $1.25.
THE HIGHER EDUCATION OF WOMEN,
l>\ Biui'.v Davie?, Strahan. $1.25.
FAMILIAR LECTURES ON SCIENTIFIC
SUBJECTS, by Sir John, F. W.
Any of the above Books 6ent by Mail. FREE
OF POSTAGE, on receipt of price!
All Books sold at Publisher's Cataloguo prices,
and sent FREE OF POSTAGE on receipt of price,
siatinnrey, School ami Text Books,
Artists Materials, &c, Sic*
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND PARISH LIBRA
RIES supplied with Books on liberal terms. Es
peciul attention has been given to this dasi ci
"HOLMES' BOOK HOUSE,"
CUAm.ESTON, S. C.
Nov. 14, tf 40
ESTii PUSHED 1854.
Importers and Wholesale Dealers
North East Corner Meeting and Muriel Sis.
INVITE the Trade lo examino their full and
varied assortment of
BONNETS and HATS, trimmed and untrimmed.
RIBBONS, of all description?,
FLOWERS, FEA<?II BBS,
DRESS CAPS. NETS,
VEILS, of newest designs,
RUCU ES, LACES. CRAPES,
? SILKS, CORSETS,
HOOPS, Ac, Ac.
Charleston, Oct 1 6m 40
HE undersigned, being tho OLDEST IM
PORTERS AND DEALERS IN GUANO in
Charleston, inform thwir friends that they expect
to reoeive regular supplies of
PURE PERUVIAN GUANO
Direct from tho Agents of tho Peruvi.in Govern
ment at New Wrk, which they will sell at all
times at lowost market rates. Orders promptly
T. J. KERR & co., '
Kerr's Wharf, Charleston, S. C.
Charleston, Nov. 6 Ct 45
GEO, Wi \mi\m ? I?
CHURCH ST., CHARLESTON, S. C.
WILLIAMS, TAYLOR ft CO.
LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES will bo made
on COTTON Consigned to either House.
Charleston, Oct 10 3m4l
CONLEY, FORCE & CO.,
THE OLDEST SHOE HOUSE IN GEORGIA,
Wholesale and Retail
ROOTS, SHOES, LEATHER, LASTS,
SHOE PEGS ANO SHOE MAKING
MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS.
"WE ARE NOW RECEIVING a largo and
well scloctcd Stock of BOOTS, SHOES, LEATH
ER, Ac, whioh we will sell at tho LOWEST
/"Trir-Our Stock is woll adaptod to suit thc
Call and examino our Stock boforo purchasing
CONLEY, FORCE & CO.
AugutU, Sept 26 Sm 3|
No. 207 1-2 Broad Street,
NEXT BELOW GEO. R. CHUMP ? Co.
Augusta, Gu? .
FIRE.MARIME, RIVER, RAILROAD AND
TAKES RISKS iii' thc following Well-Known
and Substantial Companies, which repre
sent in the aggregate
HOME INSURANCE COMPANY, New York.
EECURITY INSURANCE CO., Nf w York.
MANHATTAN INSURANCE CO., New York.
ATLANTIC'INSURANCE CO., Brooklyn] N. Y.
SPRINGFIELD INS.CO., Springfield, Mas?.
KNICKERBOCKER LIFE INS. CO.,New York,
t?. Y. ACCIDENTAL INS. CO., New York.
Southern Companies :
INSURANCE CO. OF THE VALLEY of VA
WOODVILLE INSURANCE COMPANY,
EUFAULA HOME, . Alabama
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY INS. CO., Misa
insurance Taken on All Kinds of
Tho above Companies arc of tho best Standard
md tried. No obstructions in settlements for
oss. Every facility given in adjustment of
daims. Abundant means is provided by theso
Companies to meet all losses,-and NO REPU
DIATION is the motto.
JOS. E. MARSHALL, Agent.
Augusta, Nov 27 Im 4S
SUNS, PISTOLS, CUTLERY.
[STILL CONTINUE THE GUN BUSI
?ESS at ruy old stand, S45 Broad Street, and
ay STOCK IS NOW COMPLETE, as follows :
Double and Singlo Barreled GUNS ;
POWDER, SHOT ?nd GUN CAPS, a'l varie
FIXED AMMUNITION for all sized P?dola;
Powder FLASKS, Shot BAGS, G;.me BAGS;
Colt's, Smith ,t "Wcisons.and other PISTOLS
Also, atino Stuck of POCKET KNIVES, of
Rogers and Westcalndui's nuke ;
Rogors' TABLE CUTLERY ;
PAD LOCKS and DOOR LOCK?. Ac.
As'my GUXS were made to order ia England
xprcs?ly for mc, they aro warranted to bc an A
?o. 1 article,-and to give satisfaction, nnd at
rices to snit thc times.
REPAIRING OF GUNS done promptly.
E. Ii. ROGERS,
No. 215, Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
Dec 3 3m 49
YE ARE PREPARED TO SUPPLY
PURE NO 1
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
Thc PIIOXIX is a Phosphoric Guano, import
i for us direct from McKeon's Island, in'the
uuth Pacific Ocean, and has been used with
real success by thousands ^f thc best Planters
i Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Florida.
?5?" Call or send for Circular.
WILCOX, GIBBS & CO.,
(^iccK.-sons TO DAS. II. WILCOX & Co.)
NO. 241 Broad St,, Augusta, fia.
Nov 28 3m 4S
W. BACON*. J. J. BACON
i vv unuui
Wholesale and Retail Manufacturers and Dealers
iu all kinds of
RUBBER AND LEATHER BELTING,
Vood Hames, Whips, Valises, Carpet
BIIKS, Shoe Findings,
French and American Calf Skins,
Lnd all other Kinds of Leather, ?Vc,
169 Broad Street,
UNDER THE AUGUSTA HOTEL
^irSADDLES and HARNESS Rcpairod and
aade to order.
Augusta, Oe 22_3in ' 43
1. W. CONWAT, S. TURNER,
Of Kentucky. Of Edgcfield, S. C.
SALE Alli mn STABLES
CONWAY & TURNER,
Campbell St., Between Broad and Bcynoldt,
BL KINDS of. VEHICLES and SADDLE
IORSES for Hire. Also, Fine CARRIAGES,
trictly for Family uso.
Match Hordes, Singlo Harncis Horses, and
Saddle Horse? bought, or sold on Commission.
Covered acciimtnodntion on tho Premises for
[wo Uundrod Head of Mules.
Augusta, Oct 15_3m42
LL porson? indebted tn tho Estate ofJOH
_QUATTLEBAUM, dee'd., will please mako
inmediate payment, nnd ?llpersons having do
jiands against the said Estate arc requested to
ircscn t them, duly at tested. t.-> I he undersigned at
;holatc residence of tl c docensod, on orbeforo
he 3?th day of January 1 SGT.. as there will be a
final settlement ol tho Ertato on that day.
?Tan 30_ly_ ?
ALL persons indebted to tho Estate ?f FELIX
E. BOOIE, doe'd, aro required to mako
paymont forthwith, or they will bo sued nt tho
noxt Court; and thoso having demands against
Baid Estate aro required to present them properly
attosted by tho 27th January 1807, of they will
be debarred of nil interest in thc Estnto.
ARIEL ABLE, } ...
L. R. RODIE, J Adm 0Tf
ALL prrsn-is indebted to tho estate of TEMPLE
MARTIN, dcccnscd, are requested to make
payment to the undersigned at an carly day, and
lill persons having elnimes against said citato aro
requested to present them duly attested to the un
dersigned at tho lato residence of the deceased.
JABEZ MARTIN. Ex'tor.
Oct. 30, it? - 44
The True Man.
Who shall judge a man from manners ?
Who shall know him by h?3 drees?
Paupers may bc fit for prince?,
Princes fit for something lcsn.
Crumpled shirt and dirty jacket
May beclothe tho Roldan oro
Of tho deepest thought and feerffig
Satin vests could do no more.
There are springs of c ystal nectar
Ever welling nut of stone;
There .-ire purple buds and golden,
Hidden, crushed and overgrown.
God, who counts by souls, not dresses,
Loves and prospects you and me ;
Wh?c ho values thrones the highest
But us pebbles in the sea.
Ma", upraised above bis fellows,
Oft forgets hi? follows then :
Masters', ruler?, lords, ninembcr
That your meanest hinds are men
Men by labor, men by feeling,
Men by ?bought, men by fume,
Chining equal rights to sunshine,
In a m.'in's ennobling name.
There arc foam embroidered, oceans,
There arc linio wood-clad rills;
Thorc aro feeble, inch-high sapling?,
There nro cedars on the hills.
God, who counts by souls, not stations,
? Loren and prospects you and me ;
For to Him nil vain distinctions
Are a-* pebbles in tho SCH.
Toiling hands alone are builders
Of a nation's wealth or fame;
Titled laziness is pen rion ed,
Fed and fattened on the samo;
By the sweat of other's foreheads,
Living only to rejoice,
While thc poor man's outraged freedom
Vainly lifted up it3 voice.
Truth ?nd justice aro eternal.
Born with loveliness and light;
Secret wrongs shall never prosper
While there is a sunny ri<;ht.
God, wh'ise world-head voice is sieging
Rrtnndless lovo to you a dimo,
Sink? oppression ??Uh its titles,
As the pebble, .n thc stroan.
A Regular Ranter.
Thc welcoming .banquet to Congress took
dace at Washington on tl:e night of the 3rd.
n the temporary frame edifico on Penusylva
ria Avenue known as thc Fair building. Be
ween 300 and 400 of beth sexes were pres
?nt. General Walbridge cf Now York pre
ideri atnhe feast and mad;? thc address of
velcome. lu conclusion benroposed a scnti
ricnt in honor of Congress lo which Thad.
Jlevns responded. He was very bitter upon
he President During the course of his
pooch he remarked that ''during the war
eff D.ivis was commander-in-chief cf thc
?bel army with Lecas bis chief adviser. Now,
Lndrew Johnson was their couimaoder-in
liicf", whiio poor o;d Wood wa.s their chief
nartial and advise;-, und tor the navy iLey
ad Soturnos and Welles/'
Ile wanted the encouragement of the sol
iera, tile enemy, he said, had the v intage
round, having possession of the While Ilouse,
nd was dispensing with a, corrupt hand, the
asl petrona;;-; of the nation, and yet he had
o /oars. Thc anny consisted of citizens as
rel! as soldiers, lt had a few mercenary
Hie rs like the Steedmans, Dixes and lbs
foeds, but if the Govern ?nt. ut were to order
?iant or Howard, or Farragut, lo do i's??
reacherous worl;, they would break their
words rather than obey. Wi'h Sheridan, for
leader, and twenty-five or fifty thousand
uloivri soldiers to .'olluw him, they might
?.fy Andrew Johnson, and all who would
?How hij lead.
With L.'sS than imp.ir?al suffrage thc South,
?th his consent, should never be reconstruct*
d ; he would nut bc content with such a j t
nonie work as universal amnesty and uui
Several speeches were made by? Senators
nd others in response to sentiments oil' red.
toa?! entitled '' The loyal Press of thc
ountry," was responded to by Forney. Tue
ar.q-.ict was of tie rn; st extreme Radical
car?cter, and thc speakers evinced an atti- r
ide of unparalleled hostility to the Presi- t
The Radical Programme.
The Baltimore American, radical tc the
ore, thus defines the Radical programme for
Je Reconstruction of tho Southern States, as
greed upon at thc Republican caucus rc
ently held in Washington:
" it contemplates au abolition of the pres
nt State governments in all the Southern
itates, on lite ground of their uneonstitution
lity. and provides for the appointment cf
ommissioners for each State, wao shall have
ower to appoint all civil and military officers
ccessHry tor tho preservation of peace and
ood order. The commissioners are to call
onventions for ibo purpose of adopting con
titillions, with a view to admission into the
Inion. There is a difference of opinion as
o the right of franchise. Some are in favor
f only loyalists voting, some in favor of Con
ress designating who bhall and who shall
lot vote, whilst others advocate allowing all
hose to vote who are now qualified under
?tate laws. The constitutions adopted' by
hese conventions are to be respected, bul
nlv those to bu allow d to vote who ure cu
ranchised by the constitutions voted on, as
pas the c?se" in Maryland If constitutions
ie adopted by these voters, then tho States
o be re-admitted. Tf rejected, the rejection
o be followed by territorial governments.
Che commissioners are to be authorized to
irganize thc militia, including the colored
lopulation, to aid in carrying out thc provis
ons of the bill, and if called into service, are
o bc quartered on those rendering the call
Thc Columbia & Augusta Railroad.
" Sinaii." the Columbia correspondent of
;he Charleston Courier, -says :
" The Columbia & Augusta Railroad is po
rtioning tho Legislature lor aid, which it pro
poses to receive in the shape ol a transfer of
.hare?, which the State holds in the Charlotte
md South Carolina Rail Road Company,
amounting at par value to 8312,000.' It is
said that SO3J,000 of thc capital stock of the
Company has already been received, and
$100,000 more is shortly expected from volun
tary private subscriptions, and that these sums
will bc sufficient to complete the entire grad
uation of thc road, the masonry and bridging
(including an iron bridge across'the Conga
ree, near Columbia) and furnish the cross-ties
ready for the rails. Bul money is needed to
supply the rail?, rolling stock, ?bc., hence the
petition. There docs not appear to bc any
reason wiry it should not be granted. This
road is destined to bc n main link in ihe
great line of travel between New York and
New Orleans, mid ns it runs through a fine,
fertile, healthy country, will additionally be
advantageous to its owners on accouni of tho
local bu-rincss which will .-eek it. Nearly all
tho embankments have been made, moro than
three-fourths of the graduation between Co
lumbia und Granitoville is finished, thc ma
sonry of the bridgo over tho Conguree will
bc finished early next month, and if the aid
sought from tho State shall be given, track
laying will commence in March, aud the road
be completed to ita terminus in the course of
No QU.UITKK FOR. FENIANS.-Thc declara
tion bv telegraph' from Canada that the black
flag w?uld bc raised in case of another Feniau
?uvasicn, causes much indignation among the
brotherhood. They declare their intention
of going to Canada, whether tho condemned
Fenians arc bung or not. A movement is
said to be on foot in Buffalo, N. Y., to send
experienced officers, who served in the late
war, to Ireland. _
Congressional Proceed! ugs.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 3.
Both ITouses of Congress met to-day. At
an carly hour crowds of people were on their
way to tho Capitol, and by noon tho galleries
"of both Houses were densely crowded.
There was a quorum present, and punctu
ally at twelve o'clock, the presiding oflicers
of both Houses appeared and called their re
spective branches to order.
Credentials iroin Messrs. Burnett end Rob
erts, from Texas ?aid cm the table.
Sumner moved to take up the bill estab
lishing negro suffrage in the District of Co
lumbia, saying the people of the country de
mended its passage and would hail it vritb
joy. After slight discussion, the Chair decided
that the motion to take up the bill wss not
now in order.
Among the bills introduced was one by
Chandler, requesting the President to com
municate ?o tho'Senate wether thc Emperor
of France had complied with thc stipulations
entered into with our Government rda:ive to
the withdrawal cf French troop*from Mexico.
The Message of thc President was com
municated ab"'** two o'clock, and read hy
the Secret:' After the adoption of the
usual mot' tojjrjntfthe Senate adjourned.
A re--' .ution was introduced in the IIou>?
by Elliot, of Massachusetts, providing for the
appointment bf a standing committee to be
dcignated u Committee on Freedmen."
Boutwell introduced a bill calling upon the
Secretary of State for all correspondence re
lative to arrest of John H. Surrati. Schenck
offered a bill to provide that the regular time
of meeting of the Fortieth Congress and of
every subsequent Congress shall be at 12,
noon, on Ihc 4th of March, and the ensuing
session on the 1st of January. This bill was
made the special order for Thursday. Gar
held introduced a similar measure.
Stevens presented a bili to regulate remov
als from cilice. It provides that in all eas >s
of appointment where the consent cf the
Senate is necessary, the President shall not
make removals while ??13 Senat?1 is in session
unless concurred in by that body. Appoint-. .
meats made during recess must bc submitted,
under the provisions of this bill, within ten
days after the Senate assembles for confirma- '
lion. The bill was made the special order i !
for Friday next.
The day was consumed entirely with the (
introduction of resolutions ' and bills, uut.il
thc arrival of the Message, before which '
Slovene made an ineffectual motion to adjourn. (
Mr. Elliot a.-ked leave during the session
:o-day to introduce a bill to repeal ihc 13th ,
'eetiou of the act of July 17th, lo'Go, which .
section authorizes thc President to extend,
jy proclamation, to persons who may have
jan ici pat ed in the rebellion, pardon and atn
ie-ty, with such exception?, at such times .
md 0:1 such conditions as'ho mi-hi deem ex- ?
jedient for thc publie good. Mr. Finch ob
ected to ks introduction, the rules requiring
)ne day's notice ; but, on motion of Mr.
Elliot, the rules were suspended, and the bill
ja-sed by a vote of 111 to 29.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 4.-SLNATE-Sumner ,
rave notice that he will, to morrow, intro- .
ince.resolutions declaring the power o? Coi:- 1
?ross -rn (be subject of reconstruction, and ?
ho. right to exclude the late- rebellious States |
rom Congressional representation, and from ,
roting on constitutional amendments.
Chandler moved, but the Senate refused to
akc up the Huii.-:c bill to amend tue act ol
[802 so as to take- away the power of the
president to grant amnesty. Adjourned. I
HOUSE-Wentworth introduced a resolution 1
vhich was adopted, insisting on the adoption '
?f the Constitutional Amendment before the 1
louse will consider?the propriety of giving 1
he Southern Slates ropresent.ition. '
A r?solution was adopted directing an in- I
|niry aa to the expediency of repealing thc
:o!t<?n tax. 1
Mr. Broomall, of Pennsylvania, offered a 1
esolution-adopted 107 to 37-instructing 1
be Cunnii'tco rm Territories to inquire into J
he propriety of extending territorial organi !
lations over the States recently in insurrcc '
Thc Joint Committee on Reconstruction is 1
.c vi ved. I
Tho House Committee of Judiciary have f
.eported against repealing so much ct the :
: m(?3cation act as prohibits the forfeiture of f
ho real estate of the delinquents beyond the 1
erm of their natural iivea. They say that tn 1
br fei tal together tho property of tho?cengaged
n the late rebellion, would be the enactment
)f ex post facto law within the meaning of (
constitutional interdict by annexing to a
..rime already committed a new and addition- j
Representative Bingham personally denies .
;he truth of a telegram' ?reulating through .
he press that he was engaged in preparing !
trticles'of impeachment against the President
>n the ground of complication iu the assas
sination of Lincoln, lie say he never had
juch-a de.-ign, nor has he ever so intimated, j
In thc Ilou-e to-day Stevens offered a res
olution for the appointment of a committee j
jf live, to report to House-at next session,
the past and present relations existfng.be- '
?ween the Federal Government and the rail
roads in the States lately in rebellion ; tho
imount of money expended by thc United
Scales iu constructing, repairing, equipping ,
md managing such roads ; the amount now
duo by each of them to Government, ic; also,
as lo thc proper course to bc taken by th J
Government in relation to said railroads.
WASHINGTON, December ?.-The Senats
adopted the list of Standing Committees
agreed upon by the Republican Senators in
thc caucus to-day. Sumner remains as Chair
man of the Committee on Foreign Affairs;
Wilson, Committeeon Military Affairs ; Grimes
Committee on Naval Affairs ; Wade, Com
mittee on Territories. The three friends of
tho President-Doolittle, Dixon and Cowan
_have been deprived of thc Chairmanship of
the Committees respectively cf Indian Affairs.
Post Ollieo and Patents. No committees are
now headed by friends ol the Administra
In the Senate, Mr. Wade introduced a bill
for thc admission of Nebraska into the Un
ion, which was ordered to lie upon the table
for thu present.
In tho Senate, Mr. Williams introduced a
resolution, directing thc Joint Committee on
Retrenchments to inquire into the power of'
the President to restore confiscated property,
and, if such power exists, under what laws,
and also the right of Ihc Secretary of the
Treasury to restore lands without payment of
taxe-; ar?d costs incurred under authority o?
United States laws. Adopted. .
Mr. Sumner offered a series of resolutions,
declaring thc principles of reconstruction, the :
jurisdiction of Congress over the whole sub- I
jool, 'he illegality ol existing Governments in |
the South, and tho exclusion of such States, ?
with such illegal'Governments from Congres
?ional representation, and from voting on the
Constitutional amendments. They also de
clare that it is the duty of Congress to rro
ceed with thc work of reconstruction, aud to
this end it must assume jurisdiction over
States lately in rebellion, except, so far as
that jurisdiction may have been renounced ;
and must -ecognize only tho loyal States as
entitled to representation, and to vote on the
Constitutional amendment. He said he w.-uld
not discu-s the resolutions, but would read a
letter from a friend in Texas, showing the
importance of the matter-which hg did ; and
after concluding, made some characteristic re
marks. The resolutions wcro ordered to bc
In the House, a bill repealing the pardon
ing power of the l'resideut was taken up
Mr. Trumbull moved to refer it tb the Com
I mitteo on the Judiciary, which Mr. Chandler
earnestly opposed, and called for the yeas
I and nays ; and on the motion sorre discus
I sion ensued, during which Mr. Chandler mf.de
assertions and charges respecting the use o?
the pardoning power, which called for au
emphatic denial from Mr. Diso:., who said
that, if the charges which Chandler had made
against the President were true, they would
render him liable to impeachment He re
peated the d?niai of any of the charges OL
practices spoken of. After some further re
marks,'the bill was referred to the Judiciary
The House passed a bili, providing that :n
all ca?cs where a citizen of the Uuitcd States,
who always remained loyal thereto, and did
not voluntan ly give any aid or encourage
ment to any persons engaged .in rebellion,
sh:'.ll bring an action to recover damages for
injury to person or property, or the value
th-, reof, no such action shall be defeated cr
any defence allowed,' by virtue of authority
of th ! late so-called Confederate States of
America, orof any State declared ia rebellion
by proclamation of the President of the Uni
ted States. .
SURVIVORS' ASSOCIATION.-A meeting of
thc surviving members of Kershaw'* Brigade
was held at Nickerson's Hotel, last night, for
the purpose of organising into an association.
Gen. Bonham was in tho Chair, and Adju
tant General C. R. Holmes itc-tcd as Secreta
ry.- Gen. J. D. Kennedy presented the re
port of tho Comm.tteo appointed to draft a
Constitution and by-laws, which, after a short
discussion, participated ia by General? Bon
ham, Conner and Col. D. W. Aiken, was
After which the following officers were
Vice-Presidents-Generals Bonham, Cor.-"
tier and Kennedy, and Colonels Williams
&? dary-C. R. Holmes.
Treasurer-R. N. Lowrance.
The title of the associations is " Kershaw o
Brigade Charitable Association." Commit
tees on Finance and Letters were appointed.
A resolution was aeopted, requesting the Ex
icutive Committee to appoint a suitable per
son to deliver an address at the next annual
meering. A resolution of thanks to Col.
dickerson, for thc use of thc hall, was adopt
ed. Also, a resolution requesting District
\nd sub-societies to forward to the Secretary
)f the association all mat'era and incidents
sonnectcd with the brigade.
All persons \/ho vere r-t any time connec
ted with the brigade are invited to join the
issocialion-Columbia Phoenix, 6th inst.
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SYMPATHY WITH UK. DAVIS.-The General
Assembly ot Georgia have adopted the fol
lowing resolution :
" Thc General Assembly of Georgia do.re
wire, That their .sincerest condolence and
warmest sympathy bc tcbdered to Mr. Jeffer
son Da\L< in his confinement, and they look
'jrward with anxious solicitude to a day
-vhen a magnanimous and patriotic President
?hall put a term to his confinement, and by
:he interposition of Executive clemency, re
;t"ic him to a people for whom he so faith
lully simpled, and on account of - whom he
i-id a red with Christian, fortitude the hard:
.hips of a long and rigorous imprisonment.''
FRANCE ANO TUE UNITED STATES.-A des
patch from Washington says the threatened
liffieuhy or misunderstanding between our
[rovernment aiuf the Emperor of the French,
u view of what bas transpired in the Inst
bree or four days, is nev/ considered in off!
;ial circles effectually at an end. The des
patch adds :
"It'niay be stated also that Count Montho-'
on. tue French Minister, has oiBcially noti
ieil our Government that vessels havj been
irdered eil to Mexico lor the purpose of
.unsporting all the Frc nob troops from Mex
co during next month. Bazaine has writ
en a private letter to Moctholon, expressing
lis disgust at thc stat ? of aiFairs in Mexico,
ind that howiuxiously awaits the arrival of
Sencral Sherman, to whom he desires to
lUrrendcr his trust. Thc abdication of Max
imilian is a fixed fact if it has not already
)cen accomplished, and the announcement of
lis arrival at Havana is momentarily ex
POLICY AS TO MEXICO.-The correspondent
>f the New York Herald writes :
" Sufficient information has escaped from
;he usually close port folios ol thc Go\ 2rn
nent, to establish tho fact that the policy of
.he Administration in its present interferenco
n Mexican affairs is rot at all what it seems
:u be. It is now ascertained without a doubt
hat the object of the Administration is not
Lo exercise a protectorate over Mexico, but
simply to make an alliance offensive and de
fensive with Juarez. Certain well-informed
parties here a?sert thr.t the grant of Lower
California to American parties is thc motive
power of the whole affair."
SOUTH CAROLINA ISKEROT.-The newspa
pers of South Carolina mike less corap'aint
over the losses of tho war than thos^ of any oth
er State, though their losses were enormous.
Beaufort, the home of thc gentry, was occupi
ed at an early day, ar d the Sea Islands, the
mest profitable cotton plantations of tins
South, were seized or made valueless. Sher
man's army swept through with destroying
hand, because the Palmetto State was looked
upon as the exciting cause of the 'rebellion.
But ber citizens have gone to work in seri
ous earnestness. They are rapidly re-build
ing their rail roads. They are accommoda
tine; themselves fairly to the altered condi
tions of labor. They were the first to pass a
Civil Rights Bil!, and both the negroes and
their late owners seen to be doing remarka
bly well under the circumstances. The bu
siness of her principal seaport has revived.
Thc burnt district ia lieing rapidly re built,
and the merchants of Charleston are shewing
unexampled activity. There is good stuff
enough in her population to enable them to
take as prominent a place in the march of
material progress as they have ever done in
political abstractions.-National Intelligen
BRILLIANT RACI>G PROSPECTS AT NEW OR.
LEANS.-Wc learn by telegraph (dated New
Orleans. November 30,) that tho M?tairie
Jockey Club reorganized on that evening, and
appointed ex-Governor Hobart, of Louisiana,
Pr?sident. Tho club have made arrange
ments to have the first meeting under the
new regime in December, wh-n purses
amcuntiug to over fifteen thousand dollars
will bo given. The following stables are now
on their way to New Orleans : R. H. Able, of
Kentucky, with six horses ; T. G. Moore, of
Kentucky, with seven ? Thomas Bacon, of
South Carolina, with ?; . ; E. A. Smith, of
Ohio, with eight ; C. A.. Hamilton, of Texas,
with six ; G. W. Graves, of Louisiana, with
six ; Cant. Hutchinsor, of Missouri, with nine;
T)r. Tyler, of Louisiana, with four ; J. W.
Weldon, with six; afcd Col. Cottrell, of Mo
bile, with four-making a total of sixty-eight
of the finest race horses in America.
-? -o- .?
fk9a,Tkt votes which have been thns far taken
iu tho several annual c inferences of tho South
ern Methodists, indicate tho ratification,' by a
large majority, of the proposed chango of the
u;uno of the Church to Episcopal Methodist
Church, and the proposed introduction of lay
representation into the ??aand Conferences.