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PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C. SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1801.
NIGHT THE DAY, THOU
Tho Golden Gate.
t Dim shallows gather thickly round,
And up tho misty Btnir wo climb,
Tho cloudy alair that upward lends,
; To whore thc golden p?rtala ahinc,
Hound which (he kneeling spirits wait
The opening of tho Golden Gate.
Ami some with oager longing go.
Still pressing forward, hand in hand,
And some with weary steps and slow,
Look hack where tlieir beloved statut;
Yoi up thc misty .stairs Hicy climb,
Led on by the iingel Time.
As unseen lnuuls roll back thc door,
Tho light Hist floods thc very air
Is but the shadow from within,
Of the groat g ory hidden there;
' And morn and eve, and noon and late,
, The shadow* piss within the Gate.
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. JIP o ?p i T i O A. L?
As a mat ter of interest und importun?e to
all classes of our readers, we publish below tho
HOW Stamp Act, alphabetical ly arranged, which
, went into operation on thc 1st of August. Our
readers should cut it out und preserve it for
futuro* reference, os it will bc published but
one time in this paper :
Agreement--Other than thoso mentioned
in this schedule, (ur any appraisement,) fur
any ?licet or piece of paper on which it is writ
ten, 6 cents; appraisements of value or dam
age, 5 cents.
.iiUl of Exchange, Foreign-Drawn in but
. payable out of the United States, if drawn
. singly or otherwise than in a set of three or
?torc-same ns inland bills of exchange ur
promissory notes. Drawu in sets of three or
more, for every bill of each set, where tho sum
ihndc psyiiblu shall not exceed clot), or thc
equivalent thereof, in any foreign currency in
||?j&L. whiuh such, billsjnay bo expressed, 2 cents ;
thereof th excess of $100, 2 cents.
x Hill of Exchange.) inland-Draft or order
for the payment of any sum of money, not ex
ceeding ?100, otherwise thau al sight or on
dornend, oir promissory notes, except bank
notes mid cheeks; or tiny memorandum, check,
roceipt.;or other written or printed evidence of
. nu amount of money to bc paid on demand or
nt a time designated, for a sum not exceeding
?100, 5 cents; for ovcry additional $100, or
fractional patt in excess of Xii 00, 5 cents.
Hill nf Sale-Dills of sale by which any
ship or. vessel, or any part thereof, shall bc
^convoyed tn.or vested in any other person or
persons, when tho consideration shall not ex
ceed f 500, siam)? duty .50 cents ; do., when
thc consid?ration exceeds $500 and does not
exceed ?1,000, *1. Exceeding 81.000, for
every addition d amount of 8500, or fractiounl
part thereof, 50 couts. Personu) property oth
er than ships or vessels, 5 cents.
Hilt of Lading-Por goods nnd merchandize
exported to foreign ports other tliiin charter
party, each 10 cents.
Honda-Of indemnity-where the money
ultimately recoverable thereupon is 81,000 ot
leas, 10 cents j where tho penalty exceeds 81,
OOO for every ndditionnl 81,000 or fractional
Sa rt i u excess of 81,000, 50 cents. Fort?n
ue execution of thc duties of any oflicc, 81
Of any description other than such ns may b(
required in legal proceedings, or used in con
n retina with mortgage deeds, and not other
wine charged in this schedule, 2.1 cents.
Certificate-Other than those mentioned
.5 cents. ,
Certificate nf Damage-And all other doc
uments issued by any port warden or murin?
surveyor, 25 cents.
Certificate of Deposit-For a sum not ex
CCcding 8100, 2 cents; exceeding 8100, ?
Certificate of Profits-Tn any incorporatet
company, for un amount not Jess than 810
ndr exceeding 850, 10 cents; from 850 ti
01,000, 25 cents ; oxeccding 81,000, for ev
cry additional 81,000, or fractional part there
of, 25, couts.
Certificate of Stock-Incorporated compo
ny, 26 oom*,
. Quarter Party-On any letter or memo
random relating to the charter of any vosso]
if the registered tonnage docs not exceed 15*
.lions, 81; from 160 to 8000 tons, 88; fron
800 to 000 tons, 85 ; over 000 tons, 810.
Checks, Drafts, or Orders-For any aiuoun
Ob any batik, brokoror trust company, nt sigh
? or on demand, 2 cents ; foran amount exceed
ing Ol'), ou any person ? other ; than a bani
banker prtru.sji qqiidpany, tn) sight or pa ch
manu, 2 cents.
Cigar Lights-vNadQ in part"of wood, wai
glac j .paper, or other sn a tor inls, in parcels <
paokagen, ,1 oen.t j ip pscknges of moro tba
26 and not morocha?? 60 lights, 2 couts ; ft
* vloVory additions! 26 light*, Pr fractional po
of thfct number, I coqt. ,
C6ntrMti~*JC?ntni??\ broker's note, <
memorandum of rale of any goocjl or mc rc bp.
;i? '? . *. . V\fr j \ : ft-,
dizo, stocks, bonds, notes of band, for euell
noto or memorandum of sale, 10 cents.
Conveyance of Deed of Grant.-Wbcro
tho consideration of value does not exceed
*500, 60 cents; from *500 to $1,000, 31 ; and
for evory uddittonal 8500, or fractional part
thereof, iu excess of 81,000, 50 cents.
Entry of floods-At custom house, not
exceeding in value ?>100, 25 cents ; from 8100
to 8f)00, 50 cents; exceeding 8500, $1 ; for tho
withdrawal of goods from bonded warehouse,
Friction Matches-Or Lucifer mntohes,
made in part of wood, in packages of 100 or
less, 1 cent j when in parcels of packages con
taining more than 100, and not more 'than
200, for each paree! or package, 2 cents, und
for every additional or fractional part thereof,
1 cent ; for wax topers, double the rates here
in imposed upon friction matches, 1 cent.
Lease-Whero rent is 8300, or less, 50
cents; where thc rent exceeds 8300, for each
additional ?500, or fraction in excess of
8300, 50 cents ; assignment of a lease, same
stamp ns original, und additional stamp upon
the vj Jue or consideration of transfer, accord
itig to thc rates of on deeds (See Conveyance.)
Manifest Entry, Clearance-Of cargo of
vessel for foreign port, if tonnage does not ex
ceed 300 tons, 81 ; from 800 to 000, 83) ex
ceeding 600, 85.
Meats, 7* Vi A, Fruits, Saliers, Jell ici, d>c.
Ko?', and upon every can, bottle or other sin
gle package, containing meats, fish, shell-fish,
fruits, vegetables, sauces, syiups, prepared
i mustard, jam or jollies, contained therein,
packed or sealed, made, prepared and sold, or
ottered for t-ule, or removed for consumption
in tho United States, on or after the 1st day of
October, 1SQ6, when such con, bottle or oth
er singlo package, with its contents, simd not
exceed two pounds in weight, 1 cent; when
such can, bottle or other single package, with
its contents, shall exceed two pounds in
weight, for every ndditiojinlp?|uid or fraction*
ul part, 1 cent.
Mortgage or Personal Hands-Ol von ns
security for the payment of any definite ?u;n,
from 8100 to 850o'?O cents ; exceeding 8500,
and not exceeding 81,000, 81. For every
on euch und every assignment or transfer of
a mortgage, policy of insurance, or thc renew
al or continuance of any agreement, contract
or charter, by letter or othcrwiso, n stamp du
ty shall bo required equal to that imposed on
thu original instrument.
Passage Ticket-To a . foreign port, if of
less price than 835, 50 cents ; from 35 io 850,
81 ; and for every additional 850, or fraction
al part thereof, in excess of $?30, $1.
Pawnbroker's Certificate-For any sum, 5
Playing Cards.-For and upon every
pack, not exceeding 52 cards in-number, ir
respective of price or value 5 cents.
Policy of Insurance-On any lifo or lives,
.whore tho amount insured docs not exceed
81,000, 2f) cents; from 81,000, to 85,000, 50
cents ; exceeding 85,000,81. Fire and Ma
rine Risks-Premium not exceeding ?10, 10
cents; premium not exceeding 850, 25 cents;
exceeding $50, 50 cents. Acoidcutul iusu
runco policies are exempt.
Pincer of Attorney.-To transfer stock,
bonds or scrip, to collect dividends, interest or
rout, 25 couts ; to vote by proxy, except in
charitable, religious, literary and cemetery
societies, 10 cents; to sell or lease real estate,
and perform all other acts not specified, 81 j
and other purpose, 50 cents.
Probate of Will, or letter oj Administra
tion.-Where tho cstute does not exceed tho
value of 82,000, 81 ; for every additional $1,
000, or fractional part in excess of $2,000',
Protest of Note, Drafts, d>c.-Or mnrino
protest, ?fcc, 25 couts.
Proprietory Medicines, Cosmetics, ii'c.
Not over 25 cents, 1 cent; not over 50 coots,
'2. cents; not over 75 couts, H cont? ; not over
81,4 cents. For every additional 50 cents,
or fractious thereof, 2 cont?.
Receipt-Receipts for the payuiont of any
sum of money, or for the payment of any
tlcbt duo, exceeding 820, not being for satis
faction of any mortgage or judgment, or de
cree of n court, or endorsement on any stamp
obliga i i an iu acknowledgment of ?ts fulfillment,
for each receipt 2 cents, itf??id?d, That
when moro than ono is affixed to tho same pa
'per, ono or moro stamps muy bo affixed thereto
representing tho whole amount of stamps re
quired by suoh signatures.
Sales-'-Or contrnots for tho salo of stocks,
bonds, foreign exchange, gold and silver bul
lion and coin, promissory notes or other ?cou
tics whon mudo by brokers, banks or bankers
who pay a special tax, require stamps equal to
1 oent on every 8100. If there is a fraction
over 8100, the same to bo stamped nt tho full
rato of 8100. When ninda by a person, firm
or corporation not paying special tax, for every
8100 of valuo, 5 cents. A memorandum of
sulo or contract must bo made by tho sol ter to
?ho' buyer, ?pon the aale or contract being
r.iado, and thc stamps affixed thereto.
l?W/**\V)fH 50 conta*? Where tho Amount
claimed lu a writ, issued by a court not of ito
cord, is 8100 or over, 50 couts. '; Upon every
confession of judgment, or cognftyit, for 8100
or over, (except in thoso cn.s cs jflfhere the tax
for tho writ of commencement'of suit, has
been puid,) 50 cents. Writs or other process
on appeals from just icen' courts or other courts
of inferior jurisdiction ton eott^t'of.record,
50 couts. Warrant of distress-, when tho
amouut of rent o-ahntd does not exceed 8100,
25 cents; when exceeding $10dj-$0 cents.
No stump duty shall be rcfiui^Wff'fkWpS
of attorney or ?ny other paper feinting to Ap
plication for bounties, nrrenrugcsof poV, 'oj pen* !
sion, or to the receipt thereof-, from4 ti mo to
time ; or upon tickets or contracts of insurance
when limited to injury of persons while trav
eling ; nor on certificates of tho measurement
or weight of unimnis, wood, codi, or other ar
ticles, 1101' 011 deposit UOtCS to-mutual insu
rance comprimes for the insurance upon which
policies subject to stamp duties have been or
are to bc issued ; nor any warrant of attorney
accompanying u bond or note, when such
bond or note shall hnvo affixed thereto thc
stamp or stamps denoting tho duty required ;
and whenever any bond or note shall bo se
cured by u mortgage, but ono stump duty
shall bc required to bc placed ph such papers;
nor on nny coi ti fie. Ue of the record of a deed
or other instrument in writing, or of the ac
knowledgment or p'ropf thereof- by attesting
witnesses: nor to any cndor^oityo?t of a nego
Provided, That tho stunp duty placed
thereon shall bo thu highest r$to required for
said instruments, or either of them.
Receipt by oxpress companies for thc deliv
ery of uny property for transportation ?rc ex
ompt from stamp duty.
PK N ALT 1 KS.
Penalty for making, signing or issuing any
instrument, document or paper of any kind
whatsoever, or shall except, negotiate or pay.
or cause%toj bc accepted, negotiated or paid,
any hill of oxchungc, drnft or order, or prom
issory note for tlic payment nf money, with
out ibu same being duty siainprd, ur denoting
thc duty hereby imposed tlid^on, 850 ; and
the instrument shall bo deem?j . in??lid nnd
exceeding five years. For rinking, signing,
issuing, accepting or paying s.ty bili of ex
change,d: aft, order or note without stainp,8200.
For selling proprietary eosmctics, unit?hes,
meats, ti.-h. fruits, sauces, jellies, &c., without
proper stamps, $50.
Instruments arc not bo recorded unless prop
No inst ruinent is invalid for the want of the
particular kinds of stamps designated, pro
vided a legal stamp of equal amount (except
proprietary stamps) duly affixed.
All oflicial instruments, documents nnd pa
pers issued or used by oHicors of tho United
States Government or by the officers of mis
state, County or muncipal corporation, arc ex
In cases where an adhesive stamp shall bc
used for denoting nny duty imposed by this
Act, the person using or affixing tho sume
shall write thereon the initials of his natue
and date upon which tho same shall bc attach
ed or used, so that thc same may not again bc
used, under n penalty of 850.
Instruments heretofore issued without
stamps not to bo void, where stamps arc sub
sequently affixed. Postage stamps cannot bc
used us revenue stamps.
Any person mny present to the Commis
sioner of Internal Revenue any instrument
aud require his opinion whether thc same is
chargeable with any duty ; and if thc said
Commissioner shall be of* opinion that it is
not chargeable with any stamp duty, ho is re
quired to impress on it a particular stamp with
words to signify that it is not chargeable with
stamp duty ; and every instrument on which
said stamp is itnprossi'? ghntl bo received in
evidence in ult court?, notwithstanding objec
tions on thc ground of 6uoh instrument being
without tho proper stamp..
The party to whom a document is issued
from a foreign country,or by whom it is tobo
used, shall, before using tho same, affix thcro
oti tho stamp or stamps indicating tho duty
ron ui red.
Proprietors of eosineties, medicines, or pro
prietory articles, may furnish private dies, and
aro allowed 5 per ocnt, on all purchases of
$500 j over 8500, 10 por coot.
SW Congressional reports, to be used ss
inflammatory electioneering documents for tho
coming campaign, ar tho order of the day.
These things should be of the judicial digni
ty and oharactcr, as of old ; but most of thom,
in verity of statement and in reason, ?re little
above tho most abandoned forms of partisan*
ship. They have that internal evidence of
partiality ?nd recklessness that at o nco evokes
tho censure of jurists or other clear-headed
and just.vninded mon.
A BOT'S IO?A pu PuLtiNo'A TOOTH.
" tfbo Dsciot hitched on to mo, pulled his
best, and jx^yt before it killed too. the tooth
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The New Orleans Riot
A SOUTHERN HISTORY OF 'I'llE AFFAIR.
Wo luivo already given our renders very
full accounts of thc recent riot in New Or
leans, taken fr?nj the telegraphic corrcspon
I dence of tho " New York Times," and other
I Northern sources. Wo now presutit thoth
with the history of tho affair as detailed by
thc ?. New Orleans Picayune," of thc d: y fol
lowing the viol :
'Til* OniOlft OV tJIB RIO'.',
Thero is not nu honest or intelligent citizen
nt all acquainted with the characters and ante*
ocdents of thc main instigators of the revolu
tionary and incendiary plot, which produced
thc terrible scenes of yesterday, who docs not
know that thc real and controling motive of
these reckless and unprincipled men was to
regain offices and patronugc which they hud
lost since.the close of the war, und by means
of which they had raised themselves from pov
erty and obscurity to comparative wealth nnd
partisan notoriety. It should not be imag
ined for n moment that the}' were of thc class
of honest fanatics, sincero bolicvcrs in any of
tho doctrines or ideas advocate J by them ; that
they hud over before manifested any honest
syn.palby or concern for*tho freedmen.. Q'he
few in our city who have somo claims to con
sistency and sincerity, in such ideas and feel
ings, bad no part in this scheme. The Iced
ing actors were men who before thc war were
of utter insignificance, and would never have
emerged therefrom in any peaceful, respecta
ble community. Many of them wore ren
egades from thc Confeder?te cnusc.
During thc excitement of tho war they
managed to get thc most lucrativo oftices of
the State and city, mid tho convention of
1804 was n prolific source of profit to them.
Thc Shcriffalty of New Orleans, the State
Auditors, the Clerk of the Second Distriot
Court (ono of the most lucrative offices in thc
State), Public Printer, Register of Votes, oto.,
had all been appropriated by thc pnrties who.
having boon displaoed from these offices on tho
return of peace-displaced by iheirown Union
friends-immediately became very much dis
satisfied with the progress of affairs, and have
?yer since kept up an incessant agitation about
the poor negro. Thjj^.violoiico and wronps
which really troublecPthem were their exclu
.ion from office, and their return to thc nor
mal state of merited obscurity.
Tho whole Convention revival scheme was
got up by these men. lt hud not thc support
of live hundred white men in the city or State.
Unfortunately, however, the glib and hypo
critical demagogues succeeded in milking ti
number of the poor deluded, unsophisticated
freedmen believe that they were their friends,
and that it wus in their behalf and defence
that this plot was conceived and to bc carried
A nd thif. is the true history of the origin and
purpose of this* whole nefarious plot to over
turn the Government of the State, and which
has broutrht upon ft city, which, ut the timo
of its Origination, was perfectly peaceful, quiet
and law-abiding, the horrors of a bloody riot,
and thc unmerited humiliation of martial
M EETI NO OK THE ri.OTTERSON FRIDAY NIGHT.
A meeting of tho pnrtizniis of these men
was held on Friday night, nt which the most
inflammatory language was employed to incite
thc negroes to acts of violence. They were
told if any wliito man should intcrfcro with
them, " kill him." It has been well under
stood that arms have been distributed among
them, with a view to some such uso as has oc
curred. It wus greatly apprehended for scv
orul duys that thc meeting of the unpopular
Conveutiouists would make thc occasion for a
Thc Mayor and tho officials, and such citi
zens ns ho conferred with, advised tho course
which was pursued, of counseling all citizens
to keep aloof from tho Mechanics' Institute,
where this meeting was advertised to bc held,
and organizing tho police force so ns to bo
ready promptly to suppress nny sudden disor
der. Thero was never any purposo to inter
fore with the Convontionists, mid nono of thc
calamities of tho duy arose from any nttcmpt
of tho kind.
BEGINNING OF THE RIOT.
Tho beginning of tlujuript occurred at thc
corner of Canal and DryMes streets, whore ti
proecssion of botwceim20*a*hd 200 negroet
wore passing. OQO of the darkies having nw
over a white man standing quietly nt the curb
stone, being remonstrated with, drow, mu* fa
con, his revolver and fired. Two men, a police
mau and an ox-policeman, went into the crowe
at onco and took tho offondcr in spito of i
number of revolvers pointed at them. Bein;
at the time in the third story of 170 Cona
Street, tho samo occurred under our eyes j wi
confess we trembled for thoso two daring po
lioeman. They however, had momentan!;
paralysed that band of negroes, and luarohei
off their prisouor j hardly had thoy mado
dozen paoes when tho negroes shouted to th
rescuo, and seemed determined tb lib?r?t
th o?r foi i ow. Borne gentlemen thou carno t
tho assistance of. the polioe, who woro tho
enabled to secure their ipeu. ^Thc ncgrow
being exhorted by a darkie on horseback nnd
Kevern) other of their chiefs on foot, wcro
nmde to rejoin thc procession, which took it?
march towards Mechanics' Hall. Every 4 io
of those colored gentlemen were armed, and
showed their revolvers freely, but only one
shot was fired on this ocensiou.
Thc excitement of thc negroes soon grew
to bo ungovernable. Tho police, desiring
to nbstuin from all appearance of intimidation <>
to the Convention int o, lind not boon pouted
Ih Torco in tho district neighborhood. JUfct.
nfter tiW-diatarbnnce at tho Cann! street cor
ner broke out, firing commenced nt tho oth
er end of thc street, near about tho corner
of Common. Tho Chief of Police arrived
soon after, and was received by a volley of
pistol shots, and immediately there was firing
along the line. The negroes had their clubs,
and some had revolvers, which they wielded
with vigor; but the police were too strong for
them, and citizens came in with what wc con
sider a supcrceiveablc aid, for thc polico woie
sufficient for all purposes. Thc police accouut,
corroborated by witnesses, is, that while they
were engaged with thc negroes in front of tho
building, they were fired on from the West
windows by thc negro party within. The Chief
of Police had been singled out for a bullet from
tho window, which had failed in its mission.
Tho polico returned the fire, ntyd that was tho
first movement against thc building. Up to that
time, the police had been engaged in clearing
the street and attempting to preserve order
outside. Attacked from the rear, they ad
vanced to tako possession, and wcro resisted
ut find. But a white flag was exhibited in
token of surrender to the authorities, but
when they undertook to march in, they were
received with a volley of bulls, and a conflict
ensued, in which a number were killed. The
members of tho Convention that remained
were arrested by the police, and such of thom
ns were not burt in tho affray, subsequently
were permitted to go to their own homes on
parole. Some violent scenes occurred, which
aro to bc deeply 'lamented as tacts. They
should bo made tho subject of more minute
inquiry than wc arc able to give them nt thia
time-when tho only ' task we have propo
sed to ourselves, is to state OB calmly as
pos ni Die th o wurro ?f ?^1*..,;^, "f > eAlpi ?JU;r,
to aid in determining where thc responsibility
ought to rest.
Tho bloody strife continued until at a lato
hour (between 3 and 4 o'clock,) at which *'
time, in responso to a request from the Mayor,
the military turned out, and Cana] and other
streets near tho Mechanics' Hall was Hued
with infantry and artillery. Those iu com
mand appeared determined to restore order,
and tho crowds which had assembled at tho
variottB corners were dispersed at tho point of
tho bayonet. Under tho tremendous excite
ment existing it was anticipated that tho city
would remain partially under military rule.
The crowd in and out of the Mechanics'
Hall were worked up to a pitch of desperation
ana madness, and fire-arms were handled as
freely as ou tho battle-field. The reports of
pistols were heard in every direction, and balls
whizzed by, threatening as much danger to
the observeras the active participant.
Towards 2 o'clock in the evening thc wound
ed and nil activo participants who could bo
arrested, were hurried to the police stution,
and the lockups were soon filled with ouc con
glomerated mass. Not less than two hundred
negroes were takeu to the station of tho Eirst
District, a majority moro or less injured iu
the melee that occurred, thirty-eight whites
were arrested, most of them being also more
or less wounded. About forty persons wcro
Tho principal stores in Cansl strcct and tho
vicinity were dosed, and thc streets filled with
idlers, thus facilitating a disturbance they
carno at first to witness. There wcro few per
sons, except negroes, in front of the building
on Dryades street when tho rump commenced
their sitting, and no signs wore given of any
attempt to disturb them. It appears, how
ever, that not relying on the protection of tho
oity, and not asking for it, they hod taken H
considerable number of armed negroes, held
tho houso, nnd to this incident mott of tho
bloody incidents which follows arc fuirly to bo
--. - ii
SAD ANI> BsAUTiFuri.-Ex-Governor Vance,
in a recent address before the literary ooolc?
ties of tho University of North Carolins,
.poke as follows :
" No moments of victory aro for us, no na?
tional jubilee can we oclebrate, po 6ongs of
triumph oan our maidens sing, or garlands of
glory weave ; thero ls no welcoming of return,
ing conquerors, nor erecting of triumphal
arches (br us, to oonsolo us for our great suf
cring. We aro all alone with our great defeat
and that heavy sorrow which, "never flitting,
still ls sitting, still ie sitting, in our house*
lipid," ?nd all that wojiave left for our dom- 1
fort is tho sad yot tend or tight which pl ava
around the memory of those who died to mako
it othotwlso.'^ _ .'
AN Irishman, on being told to'grease tho
wagon, returned in about an hour afterwards
I and said; "I'vo greased every pert of tht?
' wagon, but them tftV^s jfre phtch hqvp on,"