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NEWBERRY, S. C.
Wednesday orning, July 4, 1866.
For the many, flattering notices from our
brethren ofthe'Press, we f6el under a thou-.
and obligations, and while we are gratified. a
these tokens of kind feeling. and generous
praise: yet we- feel that we ha-ve done ne-more,
perhaps not as much as they might have under
the circumstances. Thanks, gentiemen,, one
and all, we hope. soon to .realize your hearty
The new Grist Mill now being fitted-up4.by
Mr Miillen;, a practicA' machinist an&: rml
wright, is a markedfiature in the anufs of
our town, and w4lb- a, sucess... The town
will be greatIy,: benefitted by, it,,a-rd there
fare should. i-ts, proprietor. It. IS situatei
en Main strest, near-depot..
GODEY'SBOOK.for July- comes to E- ftom
Messrs. Duffe & 0hapraan, agents-ffrvits sale.
The "Daffodil pper " are highly esteermed'.
and-full.:ofrelish,:"Rizpah'&I'dol' M also aw
attractive-feature. The.Badies- departmentis
quite interesting. We-advise a call ouMessrs.
C. &-G., for this- numlier ass welW as- many,
other- late publimatins, books and misic's
AN AsAuiUr with threats of killing.we urv
derstandwas.made,..by aparty of men M dis
guise,.on old aunt: Polly Gaunt, some- thre*
miles belbw this-. village during. Ik*t week,
Their-purpose was:robbery. and . being told
she-had-ne-money,.they t1weatexedtto kill1er.
An-old negro making alarm,. they, deoamped.
not bowever,. without- taing off Ijer little
atock of'meat. Can nothing.be, done to &top.
QUTRAGE.SUMMARILY PUNISH1ED.-We learn
that.a frePdman made an assault upon two
dies-in-thidistiet,i. thie- neighborhoedt of
aflappa, one day last- week. His objent, -fur
ther-than to:eff'ectai entranoeir to their house,
* with threats to kill, is nota known; 'Gne of
the.iadies&with much.pluelt seizdia, gun and.
threatened to shoot, wiiten thie rascal mad'e off.
Subsequtently he-was-taken by a brother of
shehadies-and brought to them, whereupon
such a castigation was inflicted by them upon
his ihid~e as- wiWI be longs remembiered.. We,
are tod&it was laid on hieavy and thick..
THE WEATHER AND CRoPs.-The- weMtlier
iEr the past weelethas been uncomfdrtablg cool,
mornings and('evernigs,. with m~uch wmd, and
dr'y.. Some sections of the district hav.e been
blessed-with;good- seasons,. wh.ile other pei
tions and. immediately about, the town. ?el
the-wa&frain sadly. Gorn in- the sections
lust named is suffering no-little. Gotton gen
erally is- swalI,,with poor stands,. oool mights
serietrsiy affecting its growth. We have seen
a few patches, where the stania are middlm'g
to fair-, while t,he plants are vigorous-and:well
advanced~considering, aIT thie unfaivoralile cir
A meeting, ih. which a. very Wag0 and mi
ft.uentialibody of.citizens took- par #,, was held
in the Court Hlouse,on~ Monday..Gol.1K MOOr
man. in- the chair. The @bject of said: mueeting
was.bo tehe into considerat.ion the proprey
ad necessity ofs initroduoinig white labor.
Able remarks were made, all, tending to showv
the benefits which will arisefrom-th6-systemI
ef labor. Much interest was exhibitied on the
part ofthe many planters in attendance,. and
o confidence expressed: in the gentlemen who
are proposed: to go out after tlie labor needed,.
and theiz ability toracicomplish it with satis
-actionr The proceedings of-the-mneetmsg shah
a aler a.a faturte day.
-NxwjazsST C. July:2d,._1866.
I Fhrsaant to notice, the citizens of Newbermy
iDstrict net. the-Court. House, on sales.dye,.to,
take itto, eansideration the conditio*n of the
country. Xpol, motion of Mjor John- P:
Kinard the meeting was orgniled, by clHug. the
Hom R. Moorman: to the chair and requesting
Y. J. Pope toaotas Scretary. Itwasthen agreed,
apon;motion of Majpr HeWry Summer, that the
Chair;should. appoint A- committee of. thirteem
citizens: to.prepare- work for the 'meeting The
following-gentlemen were tbenapihtad;-Uenvn
Sammer, George D; Smith,.Peter Hair, Tho. P.
Kinard, Dr. Jbhn3. Gary,' Joseph Caldwell, J.
R. Spearman, J. B. Heller Josiah.Stewart., Isaao
herbert,Dr. T. P. Kennerly,.Col.. George 'Ghap%
man, and John. M., aine&. After- consultation
this Committee re-portedthe following preamble
Whereas the. -measand'energie of"our-peoplb,.
were necessarify devoted to the support; of the
war,,whidli has jist closedi.anddA tiring its- continua
ance.,this fact, togetifer with the eristence ofa
I dpreciited- currency, which waathe ouly, eirou
lating medim, rendeed the payment of debts
iinpraotibable: And whereas one of the disa
trous results of tke -warwass the entie- destfwue
tion of.mare ftra twi,thirdA- oftha property. of
the peple and the depreditiorr of the remainder
ta,suew an extent as to render it almost valueless
as- a means-of paying. debts ; And' whereas the
peop16, after h'aving expended their means, and
ma~d every.sacrifie that duty reqried&of t nem,
to support a-cause wifich. tuerwbefieved' ivofved.
their dearest. terests, had* a right to expect that
Begsatve provisions would be made to protect
them in the possession of their homes, until they
could, in some degree, recover from the ruinous
effects of the protretpTstruggle whi. had lbft
them prostrate aRdiexIi"M8Wd;- And wheroas the
egiatre did^ prov3 far their nroteotinn
aginset fturther, ruiihou:saeifiees of-properey, by
re-enacting the la.w,. commonly k-nown .as- the
"Stay' Law,' wh'ioh had its- origin in the engken
oies- of the tiines att an early period of, the war,
te wisdomn and expediencey. o?f which had been
approved by every. susaeeding~ Legislature and by
the Convention of September, last, which, by, an
ordinance continued of force said 1nw.andswhiche.
under the circumstances tha*t surrounded us ate
the cJQse pf the war, was no.t only expedient and.
~prpe bit, abslhtely necessary to save the
country~ fpomi irret.rievable rvin ;.A nd whereas by
a late decisioni of thie Court of Err of this State,
the Ac.t refenied.to litas beenseLaedUIuaoOnstitu
P. Therefore Resolved;. That whi1m we- woultF~
deprcate a resort to violent measures for the re
dressof the grievances complainedsof;.as the- re
sut of said decision, and cannot sympathize with2
or1 conlsent~ to amny -movement, contemnp?ting'
such an object ;-sti'. we cannot dissent from- the
opinion that. tM Courtt,..inw..akin<g a decision by
which a sorereign Stato is dtne the right- to
controb the remedy which she- affords ta suitors'
in her own Courts, so contrgry to. the generalt
received doctrinie and opinui., niot only, of the
most enmineut Judges-of hiis- Stts bu;t also of
some of the- mQsts distinguishedl. Jugs of the
Apeme Wgqgt of the Uniited. States,, acted, not
ongy mios itwfsely, hut- wiih.nnnecessary haste ;
and thaut ttiereby the great interests- of the people
ad'pnosperity of' the State will be mostrinously.
affected;. unisss same mUeastIre oI relief, shall, be
speedily affor.dedh ... . - -
2. Resolved, That we, tiie peopie of Nwex-err
9striet, in the exercise o'f our jnah'enabte righp
and sithe performance of-.f4 we conceise tos
be a paramount duty to .ourselve. -oitr .fi:nie
and our cortr, do -Imost; solemnnly protest
against a decision- witliout 'precede~ ne h
Stte so at variance- with- the doctrines- hereto'
fre inculcated, not onih. by some of' the mot-m
net J;uidges bt~ also by th Cen.v'en-tions and&
Legislatures 01 this Sta.te,. and; as the sa.me time
, e.&mia;i t9 the gera. intfese8t3- .1 oam
counry, we do hereby nvite the co-operatiew.
the people.oftthe other- Distriots of this State; i
requesing Uis- roefeney Govemor Orr;. tWcon
vene the -Legislature at the ewiest day practica
be-for-the-purpose of taking iato, oeiBkratien,
the condition. of the- people; aiid adopting such
measures as will prevent the-eerifice -of the rem
nant f the-property left them, and rescue the
great interests-of the oouury f4e the- impend:
8.. Resohed,. That our Senator aund4 &epenv
tatires-are iereby. reqpestedto give their support
toany measures-that may be devisedi.tosave the
people ftom the-bardeb of accumulated. costs of'
suit&, and prevent the sacrifice of property undere
process- ofthe'Court-a -
4. Resolved; That ih recommending tie course1
above indicated, we do not sanction any measure,
of repudiation or principle,. absolving debtors
frmAthe moral. obligatiou to. comply with their
contrarts, as far-as:tbey ma be able-and asearlF
as-praetieable. - But:iusmaking this deeliration,.
we-at the same time emndmn, in the strongest
terms, the conduct of these-creditors, who-in the
present.conditibn7of,things, forrpurgoses -ef spec-.. 4
ulation or gain,. or.from.etives bf a.varice, wVuld&
oppress.and-harraq their-debtors by suits,avIw,,
or by. the enforaenent4of exeoutions. already obP
5. Resolved,, That i, the event the Legilature-'
after being.Coavened,,shall. arrive at the- conclu
sion, that they do not: posseu.s the power to. pro;
vidb relief for the people and. nry,i will then.
become theirbounden d9ty,asguardians of ihe
public interesis, to-provide fon a- convention of
the people of this-State to- meet at the- earliest
-. Resolyed,, That. the foreging preamble and
resolutions be paWihed in -the Newberry Herald;.
'olumbia:Whmi,. and the-Rhirleston- Gourier,,
a tid tlat- a copy of.the same be forthwith, trane
mitted by the Secretary of. the meeting: to, His
Excellency-Gov. James L. Orr.
After a lengthy and free discussion the pream
bWe and.t esolutioxis.were unanimously agreed to.
bnrebeino fathen. siss, the meetiaegd
upon~ motion-,. was-declareds adjpurned.
R. E0OORMANChairman. -
The-treatment this illustrious R'risoner re
eived at the hands of his janitLors was inf
mous in the extreme. It was a refined and%
eriminaV torture, of mind and. body.. Sur
geen eopp'er in an offlcaliraeoraL tw he Presi
dent. staten tiiat his nervouis conditon was as;
a man whlo."had- been, flaysed alive and. his;
nerves- exposedtosevery wave ef-sound
The Senate recently passed- theHotseeFr'eed'
menus- Bureau-biW, with an important amend&
ment, providIing- tIhgt lands in- St. Luke andt
St. Helena Parishes, acquiiring by'the Govern-,
ment- at tax sates, and'amounting in the ag
gege~ taSS,(fpke'reT, shahbe sold In wAenty
acre lottg esclusieel3 to the-negoles now oc
cpying such lands imder Gnend Sbermnan'st
order. These lots are to be paid' for at $1.5&'
per acre,, payable in six years. The amnende
mat forther provides that, upon the comple
ton,' (e daidd. hOs,, the. President is author
ized~ to, nestr.e ftuly t the- former owners:
lands-nw escu.pied undsr Shenmania, oznder,.
exepting~ lands sold for taxes; bt. such re
storation is not to be permitted.until the crops,
are gathened,- and. fair -comDpensationf is to. be
Al. of thet radical~ raembers SUpp4rtad thia
amndelu,n w.hich-tie haanse 'willi accept,. thus
mkidgit ad aw.
The Keowee Cour ier says that there wa
frost'iTh'the upper part of Pieltene IYitrict,.
Tuesday heorning of hl&st week.
Th Ert omIanity convened on ona