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PICKENS C; H., S* C. :
Saturday Morning, November 11, ,1800.
The communication of "Justice" nppears
on our first page. ' It is doing nothing moro
than justiqek^ the author of tho petition to
eay, that he is at present absent from the dis
?riot. l?e is fully able to givo good reasons
fot the faith that is yi him.
Prom Columbia. * . .
Our well-informed correspondent, "N.,"
kcops the reader well posted of . events trans
piring in Columbia.
We are indebted to Messrs. Grisiiam, Nor*
t?n and Keith, for interesting public docu>
monts and late papera.
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Attention is directed to the advertisements
of the Executors of Hester aud Hagood
respectively. Each offers ^desirable property
for sale, on accommodating terms?
Messrs. Pant & Co.,
Have in Store, atPen^dleton, a well selected
fetopk of Dry Goods,* Grocories, Hardware,
and othor articles im general request. They
fe?3o b?y cotton, at tho highest prices, and pay
in greenback or gold?just ithink of that 1
Mr. Bleckley, a fair-dealing, gentlemanly
Merchant, has charge of the business. , He is
assisted by J. E. ?elotte, Esq., a gentleman
of modest worth and business tact.
Give Mosers. Fant & Co. a call !
*The Preedman's labor.
We publish this week, on our fourni page,
a most important ordor from Geu. Sajton,
Commission er of Freed men for South Caroli
na and Georgia. ??
Persons iu want of labor shouldf proceed at
\o.nce to make contracts for the year 1866, and
propare tneir lands f?r tho production of grain,
cotton, and vegetables. In making contracts
with the freed pceplo, aamuch liberality should
be extended to thorn as is consistent with the
present condition of tho country. In all ca
ses, Jthey. should receive a portion of the crop
iliade, (and not money.) This will intorest
tn?m in increasing"the productions o? the tarin.
^ho charge of the freed people will, we
' H think, bo'turuqd ?Ver to the State authorities;
and the contract system continued in a.more
rigid form than under.the present military rule.
v: Large Potato.,?
Col. M. ??\ M itc he'll sena^ u$ 'a yam po
tato, which weighs five pounds I It \?as grown
in a?" stone's throw'' of Ooonee mountain.?"
WillW friends of the? Abbeville ?f Press",
?i?tform Mr. A. h. McCaslan, the?r contrib
utor of a two-poUud two. .ounce root, af the
facts of tho present ^aae,^
f? The ^Abbevftle Papere;
. The^ " ?anner^' after; a suspension during
. * the war, emorges'in full size and fine ajipear
ancd. Jas. S. Cothran, "Ksq.,,with a bold,
' ready pen, suoceeda , the lamented Davis, as
, . Editor. 'Mr. Trios. B. Chews is tho gentle
manly pubiislfcr and proprietor.
, Tho "Press" oomes forth, with full size
j . and interesting pages. Friend, W/. A. Lee?
K}? ?htoj.r is the1 judicious and inueh idmired Ed
itor. Mi\ H?oh wil.80n does-uj^thc typog
'f jropbyiu goo?l.style.
President Johnson has issued a proc
. 3i?us?:ct? setting'?pari the fi rat, Tuat?day in
.. .?. December ae a day of thanksgiving.: j. v,
m.' wm 11 ! - 1 t
"The legislature ?
Is busilv engagea* iii tho? alf?im of State,
much of gfhioh- ia cora,mon-plnoo und would
not iintoreai our readers very greatly.
The Military State Works* at Greenville,
havo'tyceni ordered to behold for cosh:
Atyill hap been introduced into the House
abolish the whipping of white -people.
Pursuant to notico, and with leave of tho'
House, Mr. Wagener introduced hilf for
the encouragement of European immigration,
and for the appointment of a Oommissioner,
and. for othqr purposes therein expressed;
which was road tho.first time, and was refer
red to the Committee on^ Agri etti turo.
Mr. S?egling introduoed.the following res-,
olution, whioh was agreed to: licv?vlct?,
That the Committee on Privileges and.Elec
tiops be instructed to prepare nnd repbrt a1
Bill providing for the election ot ISlcctors of
President ajid Vice-Presidont of tho'United
States in ?he State of SoiuVh Carolina by the
people. . ? " "\.
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, Ice. ' ?? ..V *|
The season has been unusnally pleasant
thus far??dry, waring and genial. This week
wo,|iave had ice, and a real foretaste of lioary
old Winter. '?>''.,
'The Power behind the Throne.
We publish this week a. wir syuopsi? of the
speech of the Hon. Wm. II. Sewahd, Secre
tary of State,.?fc his home ip*New York. '
According to -his 'speeoH, it is. neither to
Lincoln* ;ior President Johnson, Uiat the
credit is doe of restoring the rebellious ?totes
to their original position id the* Union. .' Of
course, then, tho credit belongs to the Cabi
net, of which Mr. SeWard is the chipf.
; To him, more than any other man, is due
perhaps our?present condition ; and, this being
so, we are willing fto allow him all proper
credit for the present*plan of restoration. . In
other words, Mr. e ^ has been^ho
[/ power behind fthe^thrope," -for tho la?f>Uvo
years. He is our conqueror, and is likowiso
the'great man of the nation.
ThV Election for Congress,
'The Legislature has ordered the election,
for members of Congress, ? on Wednesday the
22d day of November, instant. . :
Ho ! for Charleston.! !
The pleasant nomenclature. of tho cattle
(kiver reverberated o'er* our hills last week.
It was a sight wo ha?l not witnessod ainqp tlm
war broke out. Mr. Hunt, of the Falls, was
dh his way to Charleston, with a lifcely drove
of milk and bc($f cattle?all tho way by the
dirt roads. It is, wo trust, a harbinger of j
better times?a better d#y coiping." . , ^
Messrs. Smith & H%)Vey, of Pcndletob,
invite you, through our columns, to visit their
Fancy Store ; admire, and purchase the beau
tiful Goo?s politely.p?hibitod by Mr. Smith,
and then give way to the gcntlomionj who de
sire to improve the outward man at this at
tractive placo 1
Necessary to be Done.
Gov. Perry sent in a message to the Leg
islature, on tho 7th, transmitting telegrams
from Prcsideut Johnson and Mr. Seward.
These gentlemen insist that the piiblio debt
of tho State, contracted to assist in the robol
lion, must be repudiated; and that the Leg
islature must adopt tho proposed amendment
to the Federal Constitution, prohibiting'slave
^ry and involuntary sorvitpdo in the United
States. * 4
GoLft is quoted in New York, on the 20th,
at 45j; in Richmond, same day, 45@47 ; ih,|
New Orleans, on'the 28th, 51 ? ; in Augusta4
same day,. 5t@53. ,
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Cotton was selling ib Npw,York, on the
26th, at 68@60; in Augusta, on the 28th,
.?' ' ' * ?+7,?w, .
Mr. Solomon Jones, of.Oil Camp, (j|?eei^
ville Distriot, anno?po?shfnisejf as a u Union
candidate" for Congross frpm this Congres
sional District. .
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Lord a l m jb r ? >. of England, '?e
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CORRESPONDENCE OP THE COURIER
Columbia, S. C., Oct. 8kt, 1$65.
Dfau Colonel: 1 have sont you the
Journals of tho Sonato add House of^: Repre
sentatives to 4?te, from which you oau extract
the uqws, but a letter may nevertheless inter
est your renders : v : ? . ;
Yodr delegation, except Gen. E.vsley, who
had preceded us one dny,' reached this piade
at 7 a. m., on the 25th instant, after a very
unpleasant and cold Tide, in*a orowded 'stage,
from Hope fetation, which oocupied tho whole
j of the previous night, though the distance is
only 28 milos^.
General Easley is spokesman for the Gov
ernor, and has already taken a prominent
stand in the House.
The greater number of the members of th'e
House ore young uion and new members,?>
This is fortunate, as they oan the more readily
adapt themselves to the changes required b^
the times. ; Army men seem to have been
popular, from Major-Generals to private sold
iers, judgiug from the number sent to tho
Legislature. p .
Governor Perry was elected U. Si Senator,
yesterday, ou the'first toting, having received
109 out of 141 votes cast. His term w*ill ex
pire in 187|. An ineffectual votingwas had
immediately afterwards for a second U. S.
Senator, in which *Ex-Govemor a #
received 33 votes ; J. B. Gamphell, of Char
leston, 32; AV. H. Tkescott, 24; Ex-Gov.
I Pickens, 2?V Both W. W. B?yoe; 1S>; and
Chancellor Dunkin, 11." E - .
? Said to be " setting his stakes to run.?
Tho amount of electioneering is as-groabas
usual on such occasions.
Although board is $4.00 per day fit the Ho-'
tels, the erices of provisions are quite as low
here as in Pickens or Greenville. : Beef, by
retail, 10 to M5 cents per Ify. ; Flour, 8 per
barrel; Peas, 81 per bushel; Hqy,.$1.25 per
owt. ; and other things in proportion. #
Ci?. Orr has been elected Governor by
about 900 votes majority, so far as can bo as
certained. : . ? N.
. Columbia, S. C, Novi 6th, ?865.
Dear Colonel : On the third voting, l?x
Governor J. L. Manning was elected u. S.
Senator for the term ending 3rd March, 1867.
Immediately afterwards, Hon. ^. F. Dunkin
Wae almost unanimously elected Chief J astice
of the.State. For tho two oflioes above men
tioned,- and others of importance, the':Senate
and House of Representatives vote viva voce,
after having assembled in the Hall of, the
latter, the Senate voting tirst'; and, after tho
House has voted, nnd the votes of both Houses
aggregatcd/tho President of the ScmStc an
nounces the result of the voting. For the
minor offices, Such as Commissioner in Equi"
tyjADistnct Judge, &c, each House votes in
[nts own Hall, and communicates the result of
its voting.to the other, when the presiding
officer of each.House, aggregates and announc
es the result. ' ?
The measure which engages tho most earn
est attcution of the Legislature, is the Code
for the government of the Negroes. That1 is
in, tjic hands of tho Judiciary Qommittoo,
which hns?actod and reported on one bill (and
that one of the longest and 'most importanti)
without^much alteration. Wo/are now ready
to go to work- at it, as the other hills will be
ready for us by the time this is disposal of.
Jjfifew other important measures are pro
posed : such,as the^re-organization of the Mi
litia, the encouragement of" European immi
gration, the perpetuation of Testi pi ou y in re
gard to papers lost or destroyed,. &c. But
none of these things will detain the Legisla
ture after the Code, has been passed, ae the
members are all anxious to get flfc>uio ; and
tho Military Committee has reported that the
organization of Conujnnies under/the Procla
mation of the Provisional Governor, is the
best temporary arrangement that can be made
for the protection of the State. No oth??1
hiattor demanding immediate attention.
Thursday night, a very, hard rain fell and
continued to fall st intervals until Saturday
Evening, \vhen it turned eold and cleared off;
^General EaslEY tvas Unable to attend the
Ijouse Thursday and Friday, on account of
a very bad cold) but was better oh Saturday.
A?ljtttaut K*mf is quite unwell this morn*.
ing ; h?d something like cholera'morbus last
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::- r ..... . '?mLW?F^^B tmiWl^3''' * ? '?;, / ?' '
I night, .b*at will/1 presume, bo bettor by
I evening; ?
Mr. C?mpbkll, ?f Charleston, has given,
notice of his intention to introduce two mneud
ments to the Constitution :,ono to make u?w
basis of representation in the House of Rep
resentatives population (white and blaok*>
and taxation ; the other to abolish the limita
tion of the number of Itopresen tati ves from
I any* Election District to twelvo, allov/ Charies- '
ton to retain her twenty or twenty-five mom-1
hers as her population and taxation may enti- .
tie h or to. , ' ? ? /
i /Governor* Perrv intends leaving this Clty
this afternoon for his home in Greenville."
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S^T Vaine of South CarolmaA?d Georgia*
Bank Bills, ?n New York :
SOUTH GIRODINA. ( ?
Bank of Oamden,
? Charleston, - - \ 20
. 0" Chester, \- - 22
u Georgetown, - - * 20
Ji Ilamburg, - - 20
Newberry, * ' - 80?
u South Carolina, 18*
" State of South Carolina, 22 ?
Commprcial Bank, Columbia,. li>
Exchange Bank, Columbia^ ; ? 20 ^
Farmers' and Exchange, 1&
Merchants' Cbeiraw ? 22
. People's B?nit, 50
Plunters'Bank, F?irficld, 20
Planters' ami Mechanics' Bank, 25? i ;
Southwestern ltuu Road; 1 25
I State Baak, , 1? ,
llniou Bank. ' a 05
Augusta Insurance-and B'kg Co, 12
Bunk of Angusta, . * 27
. *< Athens, 8<> K.W
" Columbus/ ? '35 . ,
" Commerce, 12
?" Fulton, . 25*
" Empire Stato, ?
' ? Middle Georgia,. *65
" Savannah, / . 45
% Bank of Stato of Georgia, 25 * \
Central Railroad Banking Co.> 00
City Bank of Angusta, 25 ?
Farm era'and Mechanics' ' 17
Geoigia^?. R. and Banking Co., 90 > $
Marine Bank, ? 00
' "Mechanics' Bank. 13- l " .
' Merchants' ana Planters' Bftntt, 12 Vl
^Timber Cutte/s' 'Junik, 10
. Manufacturera' Bank, Macon 15
These quotations are no* likely to decline,,
as Southern money and securities are in great
request at present. ' . ? '
Is it Right??Every citiaen npon enter
ing town, snys the Washington " Union " of
the 21st ult., upon our highways, .either ow
horseback or driving a veh?cfe, is uppleasantly
subjected to befoarted by a negro sentry, while*
atiofeher examines the horse or horses to see if
they are stolen^ animals. Tins'examining pro
cess is all well enough for the protection of
Government property, if it were done by dh?
criminating whf?c so?dicr?, ?w?ie> know whom* ?.<
to stop by intunti?? ; but when done by igno
rant colored troops, ? who hardily know theixr
right bauds frswn their, left, it becomes almost
unbearable, and does much .towards creating*
dissatisfaction mrjl discontent. Residents of
the city for a quarter of a ?ontury, Whom ev
"cny onci-know as reputable and worthy people,
are taunted worse an<"? hrcated- more roughly
j than those wbo only recently have taken urp
their abode in the vicinity of Washington.?
One-thing iscert^:. this irritating and illogal
interference with the personal and constitu
tional rights of the citizens will not much '
longer be borne without stern and determined1 . ?.
resistance. Will not the proper authorities
p?t stop to this serious grievance ?
Look out'RI r. Seward, yoi\ may "Jjave a lit-*
tie war in Washington yet. ./
In Virginia Highway rjbbcrics and murders*
arc becoming of ' frequent oceurroneo,. The f
Riohmpnd Whig of yesterday says .that an or- ?
ganized band of outlaws-infest the mountain* "
above Lyncliburg, ?md it.-is no nnuouafkght
to fiudi a dead' body iu the rotds or woods in
tht?t section. ' ? ?, 1 e
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. Joi?N . Kino, Agent .of the.S.?.
Railroad at .Hamburg, was shot by ft TJ. 8. ?
colored soldier at that place, on last Saturday
night. He died in a few hours after. Tbo*
; Augusta m Constitutionalist " says tbat from
all they have learned upon tho subject, the
deed wasa/j unprovoked as it wae cruol and
bloody, ; ?