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. TtESDAY MORNING, ZiJg$' 20, I
P fBLI RESTIN -
The. citizens of Fairfield Die.
trict are respectfully invited to
to be held At Winnsboro, on
Wednesday, 21st int., at 11
o'clock, a. m., for the purpose of
adopting measures for the res
toration of the Citi. Govern
ment of the State of South
See advertisement of Household and
Kitchen furniture,'together with other
articles, for sale, in another column.
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Messrs. ELLIOTT & Co., advertise an
auction ale to take Place on Wednes.
The status of the military arrange.
ments for our town have been somewhat
changed. The following are the ofli
:cers now in attendance at the Provost
Court., at the Town Hall.
Capt. B. MoCoNNAUouY, Captain
Lieut. S. R. STEWART, Lieut. and
Lieut. BELT., Commissioner for con;
tracts, between the freedmen and plan.
Their office hours are from 8 to II
* a~f from I to 4 ). m.
In regard to the Commissioner for con
tracts, who has just eome amongst us,
we are assused by Lieut BELL that all
information connected with contracts
fur labor will be cheerfully given, and
the business transacted with all possible
We have been authorized to state that
Paroled soldiers can now take the oath
of alle-ginnie to the United States Gov.
ecunient, an order having been received
to that effect by the commandant of
this post, CRPtain .McCONNaUGKY, un
der the late amnesty proclumation of
In furtherance of this subject the or.
"You will tlsov tN paroled men that
t are nothing more nor less than.
ry ster nies to tfe U2ited States.
- -and have )o right, as sue/s, to claim the
protection of our government. Fiurthr,
every sensible mali can see the necessi
ty of owing hlia alle some goy
ernnent anud the nfedorate
-Government no If they
expect to lve iW ts, it is
but right and jtun Vo
Everything in on quiet
ly and healthy. t arrnson
at this post are gen d cour
teons, and by their , entitling
themiselves tothe go4' opinion of the
citizens gene' ally.
Qstite an improvement is going on in
our tows' under the wholesome manage
ment of<Capt. McCohNAUGInr, omman
dant of U. S.'.hiorces at thsis post. Idle
and vagrant negroes are taken ,up and
put to work op.-oar streets, aind in. a
short while our little villa will have the
appearauje of a well regulated city.
Those of the negroos og the plantations,
who aye dissatisfied wighjbhir past and
present modLf living,bhad best comue
"to town, f around Mrhile, and then
try the ^'ftesdom" of then shivel anad hoe
nour -streate, and 'lite uVnriea ra
tios, and see thejjy lke. ILThe
*, *.,0ptai's miode of dhIRgs'iness is a
samarMe9ad Mp w61 have
S tieerdalip In the Sonth
9 titl o m n
'PeGovermwvst * new said ta be
feeding 200,000ef' tIhef idhbitq p
Vi g nk ofal
A k pe re will 'be a neng
bf the 'oimp of 'airfield Distrie, in
Winusboro t-1o'row, (Wednesday,)
for the puirpose of restoring the civil
government of the State of South Caro
lina. We hope every one who i;ar.'are
of the contemplated meeting will make
it his business to attend, and to inform
his neighbors and friends of the fact, so
that we may have a turn out, en masse,
of the citizens of our District.
A'word or two upon this subject may
not be out of place. All will admit tila.
the principle for which the late civil war
was waged, has Fiuled, and that we have
gone under; and it behooves us, as a
great and good people, without one feel
ing of resentment at'our condi,- :, past
or present, to cast about and see upon
what footing the best plan for the resto
ration of our civil government, and - our
political rigI:s, can bQ guaranteed unto
As a citizen of the State of South
Carolina, as a citizen of the.United States
of America,-as one loviig peace and
harmony in our State.-and wishing her
to enjoy all the benefits aud immunities
accruing from an association of confede.
rated States, we believe the object of the
meeting,-the restoration of the civil
government of the State of South Caro
lina'-is one full of intereat to every
Carolinian; and we therefore again ex
press the opinion that every one of our
citizens should be present, and lend his
aid and conAcil in restoring to her origi
nal status our State.
The meeting, we believe, to be right
and proper. )Vho of us that wishes to
live under military rule ? And until
thi voice of the peophd of South Caio.
lina is heard,-from every nook and cor.
ner of the State by meetings of the
kind,-the military will predominate, and
civil law and political right will not be
enjoyed. Therefore, let every one of
our citizens who have had a notice of
the neuting, be prserit and take part in
the restoration of our civil Government.
Our Realprco ,I Right and Duties
under the Constitution.
We have taken the oath to defend the
constitutiori of-the United States; we
have taken it in good faith; and we th.ink
that, to tie end that the President mav
be assured that perfect order will bo
speedily established throughout the coun
try, it is the duty of every good citi
zen'to dq the same. We further be
lieve that there are nue who either be
ieves that there will, desires that there
should be, any factious opposition to the
conastit authority of the United
State ent over the entire corm
mon act loyalty, (if we may
be p use. of the .word,) and
good , Mt this time prevail, as
much mo, an before the commnice
ment of' bostilities, and we shotild be
gratified to kntow, that a correapoundinig.
spiritof conciliation will oharacter-ize the
govemnment. H[ow far civil rights are to
be interfered with, how far that claisse
of' the constitu~tion which guarantees to
every chizen his right to life, liberty
and propety,-and.df which he shall not
be deprived withot t due process'of lay,,~
will be respected; or holie th enl
ty for attempting to wassr 'tht right,
.will be insflicted, reaissr tha beiseen
Bust availing oursl*. of onr'right, under
the constitnutonf Qf the freedotn of the
ptews weg~ as a la* abiding ckizen, and
eapecially in behalf of thepse who hae
not aided the tbllion, respectfully, bfe
eairnestly ad solemnrly, enter our prf'
test againt tde open and fore;ble viola
tionof tha' octutitution,:whiich beth w
ad the (ei~9t havessworp to defdrnd.
We ar# entitled to t10 benefit e
te stoneef noas literahI
gshfWUa. tf0WmL anid st 4hi ,
to o that
It b# 6 eat et1 I~
*KWW E4 pi, d
Tho (Br h 9
ns, MY that 4- patch fro6 W
Ydrk, dated May 211. ll&thIaut ifh
white citizens of Soti l rolfna don't act
promptly and repeal all State law an
tagonistieo. to, the United States, it is
thought the State will be entirely given
ovec to the. negroes, who Will form a
ne w c'nstitution."
* By direction of Secretary McCullough
the order allowing vommercial inter.
course with the -insurrectionary States
will receiv.t the most liberal constric
tion by the agents of the Treasury De.
partment. - Inasmuch. as the Inilitary
lines of the occupation in the District
West of the Mississippi* river, have not
been extended, nor the trade therewith
be affected by the proclamation of the
President of April 29, 1865, the regu.
lations of July 29 1865, are still in force
so far as applicable to the territory
west. of the Mississippi.
A young lead mine oas been present.
ed to the war department, fond on the
battlefield of Spottsylvania. It isin the
shape of the butt of a tree which must
have stood between the two contending
armies on that bloody ground. Twenty
eight pomids of leaden balls have been
extracted, and Inindreds yet remain em.
beded therein. This small item gives
a more succinct idea of the fell work
of war than columns of sensational des.
Drig-Gen. WI, H. Seward, jr., *es re
signed his commission in the army.
Secretary Stanton has addrbseed him a
letter acknowledging his services and
regretting the recent tragic event which
has rendered the step necessary.
A letter in a Northern paper from
Richmind says : "Tie Generaland Mrs.
Lee have not yet determined what to
do. Roony, Robert and John Lee are
A. the White House, where, with the
assistance of it servant, a white man, and
former body-servant -of. Roony's when in
the army, they have already put in forty
acres of corn. They had iot at first,
and I do not, know whether they have
now, a roof over their heads."
Prince Gortschnkoff, in the absence of
tUe 'mperor from St. - Petersburg, has
sent to M. de Stoeckte, the Russian
Minister at Wnshineton, an eloquent ex.
pression of horror at the assaasination of
President Lincoln, and 'warm sympathy
of tlie Oovernennt and people of the
United States in this their hoqr of ca
The Augusta &ntine says A gen.
tleman whoarrived f6m Savannah last
evening' by the. overland'.. route; says
there iq great suffering among sAme of
the residents in the .counties below. In
one instance be came across a family in
an aictual state of st.1rvatiog; no food
they said could be had anywhere in that
region: and even If there was, the'y had
no money to purchase with.
Camp Morto,1.t Indanapolis, is be
ing rapidly depopulated ;'nearly all the
prisoners confined there having express.
ed a desire to take the oath of allegiance
andi return to thpir former, homeqs.
.The lUnion League. in.California have
started moveinents for the erection of~a
on~ the Pacific Coatea pro4u I dost
Asafarmer,~ do ,
wad eturning iI4rI' ahue
self was -,
wg~d uish wdail
vg .--... A
h %een 01 rople. The en.
Apt ti n hita yesterday
le s .prophioiw nd p.
edtyngIn itns'd. We' trust that
thiroughhbt the St ithe people will give
like evidences. of a deterahration to
yield him ac'rdiaI sapport, nad thus re.
futs the charges of aislogalty which re
so rife agaiit shen aS it wigSouth
The Proposed Mosmantnt to Priideat.
A movetnent fas been hinde at Mil.
ton- Head towards raising'a fund wwads
defraying the expenses of an appro.
priate moinniment about to be ereted tW,
thq memory ofthe late Presidens Lin.
The following is the address issued by
PORT ROYAL, S: C., May 29, 1865.
To the Soldiers and Sailors of I(b De
partment of the South:
Sooh after the death of President Lin-.
coin was known at Hilton Head, a large
number of gentlemen connected with
the Army and Navy assembled a Com.
missary H all and inaugurated measures,
having in view the erection ora nonu.
ment to his memery, thesubscriptions top
be exclusively from those who have
served under him ini a military and na
val capacity. A Permanent Oommittee
was appointed to correspond with other
organiations throughout the. ceintry.
A rbsponse he come from Springfield,
Illinois, the former home of Abraham.
Llhcoln, where a "Lincolu Soldiers antd
Sailors Monumental Association" has
beep formed, and put into working o.6
rition all over the country, under the
direction of some of the best men inthe.
State. They ask us to co-operabe with
them,; and, sceing-that our inteasions
are tihe same, namely, to~ereot a lasting
memorial, by soldiers and sailors alone,
over the mortal remainb of ap honored
leader-we have Unanimously resolved
to accede to their request.
"Soldiers and Sai'>rs of tho. Depart
ment of the South I we ask that every
ono of you, either in &4 service ot si
ing received am honorable ditcharge,
subtcribe and pay th sum of one dollar
for this'noble and patriotic purpose-no
inore and no less-tie amount raised t6
lie forwarded through officers in dom
mand to our Trvasurer. Major A. G.
Salisbury, Paymaster U. S. A., at Hil.
ton Head. . -C., who will see that the
sanie is transmitted to flon. James
fleveridge, Stato Treasurer of Ilflino s ,.
the gentleman selected to . take charge
oft le finds. Organize then, ity your
companies, regiments and battefies. Ow,"
board of eatch of your; giboats. Scat
ter the news broadcast-so that every pa
triot soldier and sailor may have an op.
portunity t9 do his part in '.his gr"aO
work Individual siibseip ions, O r thosu
in small aorIntuis, can be forwarded y
mail to Major Salisbury,1
'PLcas givette 1name, r~nk ain
gimen, battery, bOat or vesse. l
give the town, county and Stitep
postoffice where.the *tnbseriptios at
spnt by discharged seldiers or sair,
Core will, be taken that, each perPM
subscribing shall receive a certiOcate O
nethbership in the Associatiop.
The committee were -then directi,
have the o,ddress published gt,ll o.
of a clietlar, for diirtribution, ga4
ask the earnest co,-operation of al
cert in 'ommtand ot men. in havingt
Md. 8. L LKrLJ5J, PresidIe
T. J. Sa'andere4
Jesse Mierrill, SecreY
8lNa0M$ AetQ2 dP MnI.fy
Pt lItyvua-.(lhj fNloWing ie an
of thie ingnilr egtastrd he wic
retfat~giers; La, May 25~ It
ijt ou nine o'clock, #
thsat he whole tive banlyo o*
fl. wyrks of the Govtier t
o tihat of Musr,. $
etqksuddenl into the IW
utt s4 ,*st ~~ ~ su~
o h t
[From th iihtsow ', MAy 26]
Gwe~np *lesponi ~obey.
With the A" *t i.of ernor Pier
pont in this ciytA i inii tera upon a
new epoct in er M ry. The fall of
Richmond on the 8d o' April, and the
surrender of General Lee's army, pro
duced an interregum of the civil admin
istration,. which is now .tormiated,.
Civil rule has been substituted during the
period of martial law. This hap been
administered with moderation and site
cess by military officers, who have i.on
the.esteem.and admiration of the peo.
pie by the admirable order and discipline
which they have preserved, and the ur
bhnity with which they have discharged
The military rule will continue for
some time to come. It is not desired by
the comnmunity that it should be sus
pended. The people have felt the ad.
vantsge of niilitary discipline too sensi
bly to be willing as yet to give it up.
But, although martial law will con
tinne, the Governor will have much to
d'o in the work of organization. It is
his purpose, we believe, gradually to pro.
vide for the organization. of the coun
ties. This will be followed by writs of
election for members of the General As
sembly in such counties. When the
counties comprising any Congressional
district aball have been organizied,. then
the election of a Representative in Con
grees from suoh district will be authoriz
ed. The work will thuis be done gra
dually and in detail. The people will
have it very much in their own power
to hasten or retard the progress of it
We trust that the people throughout the
Commonwealth will meet the earnest
wishes of the Governor, and by-their co
operation hasten to secure to every coun
ty the benefits of law and government,
and bring the whole State into full rela
tios with the Union.
We have been favorably impressed
with the character df the Governor.
He feels his task tn be diffcult and em
bArrassing. A fierce spirit is growing
up at the North, under the develop.
menta of the trial which is going on at
Washington, which renders the task of
reconstruction exceedingly difficult. A
poweiful party demands that the Stiles
of the South shall be denied their rights
as States, and be reduced to the condi
tion of Territories, ruled by officers ap
pointed by tho.federal Executive, and
supported by the military power.
It demands that in -organizing them
into States, the widest and most. indis.
criminate latitude should be given to the
right of suffrage, except that it. would
deny the- right to thiose who have been
parties to the rebellion.
The conservatives, oti the other hand,
desire to preserve the Sltes in their
constitutional integrity, and to organize
loyael civil governnmenits inl all of theom-in
'h11annon1y with the' Union. This conser
vativu party is, therefore. exceedingly
anxious that Governor Pierpont should
have the cordial support and co-opera.
tion of the; mass of the Virginia people.
If he should fuil to receive such support,
it will be p*oclaimed by the radicals
that there is no loyalty il Virginia; hat
there. is, herefor-, none in the oblier
States of the SoutJi lately engaged in
rebellion, and that the sciheme of treat
ing themtna States and entrusting them
with the power- of :orgatnizig~ goverh
ments of'hbeir own, is dangerous and ab
It will beat oulce seen howv delicate
aned difficul~ a task is this .experimenj, of
re-eetablish'>g . a' Stamte government in
Virgitnia, The diffienity is not with r$
ference to any opposition it may .receive
from,;the paople of Virgmnia ; but with
nrultuce, to the distrust whilc Is. to
strongly manifeste y the~ Mprthinitt.
gard to- Southern . loaly. Whaf4rer
object'pns sonwe of tie ieopl tig
tewar ae any fAefe nq t eey $ate
5o atment, or ,o the~ raaity ota~
ofse teps b.'. wteichs J aqba
liilhed~t it is alaI b1y6atu
irrgdI .with rudsn~ attb e
time. 1his t ~o~u~ eat ~ih ~d
w. ih with the m yrteat
isea pf ~ *~1 m