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Satursday Morning,Asgat 3 1OW.
The Hon. E. G. PAJJIER althorizes
us to state that he respectfully declinpa
being a candidate for the ConveniOn.
We find the following advertisement
in the Columbia Phamir, which we are
requested to notice.
FAUnWELD AssoolATIoN.-The meet.
ing of this body, in Winnsboro', is post.
poned uhtil further notice.
J. . REYNOLDS, lioderator.
We notice ly the Charleston Courier
that robberies, knock-downe, with pick.
pockets, are' being practiced to a great
- extent in the Palmeqto City. We hope
she nay soon be under laws that will
ef'ectually puta stop to the profession of
By-th.b, those of our Charleston
friend# living in our little town are vel
come to call at our office at any time
and see the Chadleston paper. We will
take great pleasure in affording them the
terusal of it.
We learn by our Raleigh exchanges
that "the freedmen of Virginia claim pay
for their labor from the date of Presi
dent Livcom.s's emancipation proclama
tion, January 1, 1863, up to the occu
pation of the State by the armies of the
United States, when their freedom was
admitted. To Col. BROWN, the cow.
missioner of the. Freedmen's Bureau in
that State, they represent that the ne
groes made free. by the Proclamation
were held and treated as slaves under
their former .masters until they were
forcibly dispossessed of their so.called
chattels by the Government, and claim
compensation for the labor rendered.
Col. BROwN has asked for instructions
from the Freedmen's Bureau."
The Salisbury (N. C.) Union Ban.
r has been suspended by o military or.
der for publishing an offensiye editorial
to the military authorities commanding
North Carolina editors, with a few
exceptions, have been in the habit, for
years past, of calling one another very
hard n,%nes, and even going so far as to
bring up personal family matters in die.
cussing political subject4 in their papers.
As the twig is bent, so the tree will
grow. From blasphemiig one another,
tihey have gone to using pretty rough
language towArds the military, who are
notsuaed to pocket such stuff-and, in con.
seqence, 'one of the papers guilty Of tbis
has bee n#topped.
The Republican State Convention
was held at Trenton, N. J., on the
inst. The Republieans are sanguine of
success in that State in the November
election. The~ Democratic party hare
hittfierto contiotled the' State,' and no is.
sue arising dd ng the war has been'able
to divide them.,
The effort 'to committ the Conven
~ion~ in Avor, of negro suffrage failed.
r'reply to the sasrtion that the Re.
pubioap party. te'not to blame because
negyeesare-not allowed to vote in the
"North, the liochesterdlas'on calls aten
tion to , the.fact that. negtoffag
* imsendps Anta ha'bhp subited3 to the
people t'wies if Ze.!'York...both times
when th 1)emoocio party" 'gas ik a
mninorff-and dettd. The lat time
-.'s in 1860., 14pep1n- darried th.e
State by 50,1)00, 'ed the 4Oiendment
was lost, by 140,009'.
The Washingtekyte tplnt othe~
p.* York Vovd &*~a:
"All the accountsa frw *e-plains are
to the effect that bere. -the o.toiag on
of winter we shall hayge onlen4hp
Cheyepnes by Col. Caing~~,qel
Sdians have bigu breakding u'It
telegraph' t n h~vdat
seen miles hIb Aj
bci o h pa
We anneIg below a list of names, citi
zens and edidiers, (the latter Co. A, lot
OhQi Cavalt,) who contributed the
amoutht'opposite their names to givb to
a poor.wounded Confederate soldier,
Wiho was travelling to his home in Grif
fin, Ga:, and had not the means to pay
This is a very praiseworthy act-the
more so from the fact that it was origi.
nated by the members of the Federal
Cavalry who are on duty heie, and car
ried out by them. It sho*s plainly
that there-is no animosity existing be.
tween the Federal and .Confederate sol.
diers-at least, so far as this coripany is
Lieut. M. V. Little, 1st 0. V. C. $1.50
Pr't Ed. Coleman, " " " " 2.00
Sam. Robertson, " " " " 1.00
Jos. Gatlin, " " " " 1.00
" enry Kieffer, " " " 1.00
" Jos. Bates. " " " " 1.00
" Elisha Edwards. " " " " 1.00
" U. C. Denains, "1 " " " 1.00
" Peter Gety, " " " " 1.00
W. Mitchell, " " " " i.00
'Jai. Haymer,. " " ' " 1.00
Spence Pharis, " " " " 1.00
Geo. W. Duffer, " " " " 1.00
Jno. J)arronit, " " " " 1.00
" S. Henson '- " " " 1.00
Smart & Withers $2.00 ; S. D. Mc
Neely, 1; W. R. Johnston,'l ; A . D.
Phillips, 1; A. D. Hilliard, 1 ; cash 1 ;
W. B. Creight, 2 ; R. McElroy,.1 ;
Thos. Steel, 1 ; M. L. Brown, 1; R.
White, 1 ; F. Gerig, 1 ; C. Muller, 1 ; J.
Walker, 1 Dr. W. E. Aiken, 1 ; cash,
4.20. Making a total of $21.20, and a
grand total of $38.70.
A PI.AcE TO SP-ND A faVEE AT.-Dr.
Mudd, Spangler, Arnold and O'Laugh.
lin have arrived at the Dry Tortugas.
Dr. Mudd has been made assistant sur
goon in the hospital, Arnold is to be
made a clerk, and the others go to
'.heir trades. A letter thus describes the
"The Tortugas. an island of some
thirteen acres in extent, has no particular
clpims to present as a delightful place of
protracted rejdence, being dry, barreni,
aid sand-covered, with - but few trees
and less green grass and vegetation ;
but it is not Hades exactly, nor is it
Pandenium; and the . conspirators
may congratulate themselves that they
have the freedom of its barren heath's
and arid sandbanks rather than the
close, dreary cells of the Albany pen.
itentiary. where the pure sunlight seldom
penetrates, and where their fettered limbs
would chafe and their hearts beat against
only, four Lard, naked and cheerless stone
walls: Fort Jefferson, an enclosure of
about seven acres bf the island, will be
their place of confinement during the
greater part of the times but at intervals
tlt inmates, mostly political prisoners,
have the freedom of the entire surface
of the island. There are at present fiye
hundred. and' fifty of these criminals
confined at thte Tortugas, who are well
treated, and* who, other stories to 'the
I cntrary notwithstanding, do net Wear
thge ball and chain, excepting as a
punishm~ent for extreme infraction of the
military 'law governing the fott and the
neighborhood. There were but nine
persons inmates of the hospital when
the Florida left, which Is pretty, con
vincing evideice that the prisoners are
The Jtiehnond Repsude~ has an esti
mate of ttie losses experieuded by the
ES4uth irt oon quence of *h war, Vhich
som. dpi p~,00,O00. The' offieial
valuatiod .tte fifeer slave States, by
Cornsty o' l$Oho.~~u 7,000',00
.#sof ~ gIA he outh wduld
be redi 40A 2 000,000-iafly
a tsitt vblt aik 1860.
It 1va he4sbt the indIctmen~ti
Nun4A( 44th naitrions of Jiadgi
Under no"~~* lee -end Otke,
pvhninent1oiqtns .lil.bes sab
by opier of.h Iesident, who.*1l
ps6f-eth'e avs te r
%o e Pople of Palrield.
Mn) D'IToa: As the election &orciti.
sens to represent the people of Fairfield
comes on soon, I hope It will not be out
of place, for the people to talk together
on the subject beforehand. The Con
vention will have to transact business of
pr.me interest to the State.- What is
that biuiness ? To repeal the ordnance
of secession. This should be done with
a grave dignity. And to do so, great
solemnity and Ir think unanimity will be
required. And then a State Govern
ment is to be inaugurated. This will
require a new Constitution. And jn
making this, representatives will have
the opportunity to discard the defects of
the old one, and engraft sound princi.
ples on the new. lat. The compro
mise, said to exist between the low and
uip country on the subject of representa
tion, should be abolished, the Parish.
es districted, and representation be
placed upon the- republican basis of
population alone. Let no vote be cast
for a candidate who will not agree to
this : 2nd. If thb right and power to pass
sumptur' laws, oelonged to the old Leg.
islature, it should be expressly prohibit.
ed to futurelegislation. For fear I may
not be understood, I will just say, I
mean the power to regulate by law,
what a' man shall eat, drinik 01- wear
how much or what be shall plant. Let
ub give the election of Governor to the
people I - Let the Judges be elected as
heretofore, but some limitation plaeed
on their term of office. Let all the
sound principles Qf our old Constitu
tion be engrated on thoniew. The pro.
hibitiot'to pass expost facto laws, or
lats'vi6lating religions rights or rights
ofconscience. And if there be knything
more iet the Convention look to it, and
see that things be fixed up right, while
they have the opportunitt. Let them
examine, scrutinise, turn over and turn
up everything, so that. their deeds may
be of lasting benefit to their country,
and a praise and erown of glory for
Now Mr. Editor, I will repeat, that
the voters should supp6rt no candidate
for the Convention who will not pledge
himself to break down the so-colled corn.
promise betwixt the upper and low
country, on the subject of represents.
tion in the Legislature.' Let us now
place both sections, upon a just and
.equal position. Let it-not be that a par.
ish with forty voters shall send a Sena
tor and representative td the Legisla
ture, while Fairfield and other larger
Districts send only one Senator and
three or four Representatives, with a
population 6f fifteen to twenty " hun.
The Convention will have to recon.
struet. Let this be done with gravity and
dignity. And if it be the will of the
Almighty that slavefry should go up.
I have heard very few object,
Ta: InnXPEsiHBLE ('O3FLIoT...-COn
yesterday afterngon,.a fracas dosurre#
btween a -pattrof the~ 54th MassaIchiU
sette Volunteers (ookc red) a'nd two of
the local police. ocqwuinned by thne dis
orderly condnei.t of thne fornier, sind, thei'
open violation of orders iid"'carrying and
birndishing stieki $be police', ina th~
disobarge of their dty..rmnsrt
and insisted upen the. glinguishment of
hesticks, .when o~ nIoletnee'.a$
thretene lyhe 01.aoldierg, and
only averted 5y b opfe ah~d fearlesq
action of oner W pf ee who Orednp
crowd. -t pds~sd'b
Later in teey
led by at tn lpad e ggvedy-'
whas edyAspree #
n h.kk.-~ .
The 1v4 or Of Charleston Dig
The Chad6n Courrer publishes the
following lettet' from Gen. Bennett,
commandhig, that post, addressed to
John E. Carew. Esq., in reply to an ap
plication made to the military authbti
ties for the surrender of the jail. Mr.
Carew is Sheriff of the District, and
proposed to restfine his official functions
under the recent proclamation of Gov.
ernor Perry. We publish the letter of
Gen. Bennett, as indicating the cqurse
of the authorities in similar cases.
HEADQ'RS CITY OF -CHARLESTON,
Charleston, S. 0., July 31, 1865.
J. . Carew. Es.-Sra : I have the
honor to acknowledge the recoipt of
your communication of this date, in.
forming me that, in compliance with the
proclamation o1 Gov. Perry, you desire
to resume your duties as sheriff, and
take possession of the jail, now ini the
hands of the United States military au
I Would respectfully inform you that
any attempt upon your part to exercise
the functions of sheriff would directly
conflict with my, duties under existing
orders at military commandant of this
city and sub district.
Tlhe State is, at present under mar
shal law, and ,he proclamation which
appears in the Courier, of July 3 1st,
purporting to bLe issued by Governor
Perry, but which may be. like many
newspaper reports. erroneous or unan
thorized, can have no ihfluence upon or
control over my actions, teept I am
directed to recognize it by my superior
officers, under who-se immediate orders -
am serving. Should the proclamation
referred to above prove genuine, and its
policy sustained at Washington, I have
no doubt that the militay authorities in
this Department will receive instruc
tions for their guidance in the effort
which the Government is making to re
store the S4ito to. civil rule.
Respectfully, your obedient servant,
W. T. BKNNTT, ,
Brovet Brigadier General,
Com'd'g Post First Sub-District.
P. S.-I enclose a copy of an extract
of an order issued February 19, 1865,
declaring the city under nartial law,
and which trder I have received no in.
structions to revoke.
.W. T. BENNXETT,
Brevet Brigadier General Com'd'g.
HICADQUATKaS.U. S. FoeCrss,
Charleston, S. C., Feb. 19, 1865.
General Orders No. 1.
** * * * a *
Charleston is declared to be under
matial law. All functions . heretofore
exercised by the Mayor Commonality,
Civil and Criminal Courta, police au.
thorities and focal governments aro now
* * * a a *
A. G. BLNNETT,
L-Col. 21st U.S. C. T.,
Commanding City of Charleston and
P. M. Northern Diet. Dep. South.
Official: COARLS G. CHIPMAN,
Captain 54th Mass. Vol. and A. A.
MEMoIRIS or u1t5Wa.--afr. Edward
A. Pollard, whose natne is .already
known na an annalist of time war, and as
pne of the editors of. the Richmond
&~am'ner, has'ibeen recently maing
a tour of the South for the plfrpose of
qellecting materials and memoirs tpsmch
tng .the war, ,with the view of writing
an elabora~te history of the past four
years Mr. P. has seen so successful
in Richmond thuat be has seottred~ tany
of the 6riginal papesof Getal. Lee and
a edinpleth series of'his degpt4bes,.
'kihe Postmastet-. pemat hp rigtif
e~ Lke ?rovlslonul. A ~ersops that the
p'ostalsevlee. will he tewAog ;gg
ase espective.lj 4t halt thr
De~ratic Asspo aaster,
MRa LATEST NEW,
T 1P1L N AP910,
IURTING OP THU' PIENDS OF MR. J&V
FERSON DAVIS IN NUW YORK,
A telegram from New York, 4,tedl.
A.ugust 15, says :
The Post contains a report of the pro.
:eedings -o-a private meeting of the,
Friende of Jeff. Davis, held in this city
sterdav, to devise means for a full and
air defeiee of Jeff. Davis and his asso.
iates, so that -whatever happpeus justice
nay be done. The meeting was hold at
he room of Carlos Butterfield, who was
resent. At the suggestion of Peter Y.
Cutter, a committee was appointed to,
rnise funds for the object stated, and to
coniilt with 'Charles O'Connor, Esq.,
>f Mr. Davis' counsel, and adopt-other
iecesarv measures. ,
The following persons were named.
is the committee : Mayor G.unther,
Jarlos Butterfield, Theodore Martine,
md Messrs. Douglas and Clanay.' The
Wfayor was absent but he sent his re.
?rets and assurances of his hearty co
Messrs. Surrowgale, Tucker, Brown
ind Livingston, of Mobile, were among
those present, and Messrs. Culler,. Tuck.
ir and Livingston were the principal
Tpeakers. They regarded the failur- of
th rebellion as but temponrry. The
4pirit that organised it still lives, and by
the assistance, of their friends in the
North it can be successful in aiother
way. LivingAon said that Alabama
would be represented in Congress by
noeto who were not, soul And body in
favfr of Southern independ-nuee. Mrs.
Surratt's execntion had excited .indigna.
tion of the world, and. hesaid thaithe
Government dare not trust Mr., Davis
to a trial. Mr. Livingston said that qny
Dne who would regard the cause of the
South as treasoneble would. behtok
d upon as a madmnin or a fool.
raTm N Y oF Oor-oRED PERSONS TO iE
Washigton, July 28.-Maj. General
Augur, in his General Order, dated yes
The civil courth in %kat p1rtioa of
Virginia within the ' bounds the e.
partment of Washingto having decAna
ad to receive the testimony of coloyed
persons, a Provost Court is hereby es.
tablished in Alexandria, to have exelu
Bire jurisdiction in all cases ipdy'Iv
the rights of persons of property, aund
colored persors, residents of the district
aforesaid. This court will receivo the
testimony of colored persors, with Do.
other limitations than those now aet
ing the testimony of white person.. The
Provost Marshal G.enwral of the Depiat
mont south of the Potom*ce is char 4
with the execution of this otoer,
order will reMaih in forc,mit.i) the Vit
ginia courts have brOught their prctico
more into hatmony . vith the,, exis t
state of affairs.
KIRBny aiTr NOT CAPTOR
A despatch from Oim to th. (,it,.
innati Gazelle, pronounces the liepr
6f -Gen. Kirby Smith's espknro4 the
Mexicans to be a _nard. The ntral
and his party had arrived at Mnts
safely, but dreadfally bard up for~cah
and compelled to borrow la l of tjel
friends. After resting a fogv aysauc *
~lenishig their pockets, they t4i
Tag Qucstrovs ofP Pa3I).s
Washington telegram to the
phis Zauiqrrer of Thursdayy
"$inqe goe glectioa n ict
the acton of som~e of the ler~~
ik.North iarolia, the Pre~ l*
osased to aig tamy more pe8u'rthe
preessdt'he conuonet ok4i o
hee en adoned i dfti
ry to thefothy ppu,
era phOle, a me ort hots woald'
tessjgfm then'. and faisrhfally
15 Bif Peter 1ad disedvered
~sy I~ ehind the screen in the
pehSurface, And the p.ple
e nte tatea 'have no yet
erdthe ar~d Bnanial drash
bucfa hatty hhve for t m
When the boreem 1k) amdd displays
it, the Joseptr Surfadeq f cor. polities
ih"f 64 sentien" Lwig be
someaosid intark of the peepe.
800led 6e Posti Wsrfeneu ,Wednesda
neri~ wit1V~t tn' order frust President
ohnsin Mrthe1 rle 5f hMr hsbhand.
teaki-4s ad4tiq - gece he was
lihes .k t ot