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VOLUME I.] WINNSBORO, 8. C., TUESDAY MORNING. AUGUST 29.-1865. FNUMBEA 71
IHE TRIWEEKLY NEWS:
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TI3S TRt-WEEKLY NEWS Is pablished
,pnTuesday, Thursday and Saturday, st ONE
DOLLAlt per ionth, in advancoe. Single
copies TaN Cx*r.
Advertiemrents inserted it ONE DOLLAR
Or square, of eight line or less, for the first,
And SEVENTY-FIVc tehte for each suban.
qqent usertion-, Invariably in advance
. An Ill-Timed Proposition.
We are rather sorry to see a proposi.
tion thrown out by I Memphis contem.
porary, for a convention of the Southerin
people to be held, in order to give sua
an oqpression of their loya!ty to the
Union as will satisfy the Governmeni
and the North that they have no desire
or intention to -interpose the slightest ob.
stacle or difficulty in the way of that foll
and complete restoration of the old ties,
political ,commercial and docial, to tei
accomplishment of which end the states,
manship of the country is now anxiously
.directed. We have never had any
filth in conventional machinery. It bai
been the source of infinite public mis
chief, and we have yet t8 know what
really good purpoose it has subservod
that could not just as wall have beer
subserved without it. The people of the
South at present are not in a condition
to) give their attention to unnecessary
convocations of it. They have enough
to do to watch over their troubled and
confused pecuniary affairs, and cannot
afford to indulge in such political luxu
iios as Conventiong, except such as are
indispensably necessary to adapt the
constitution of their respective States to
the changed ordor of things at the South.
'We do not believe that this is the way
to convince the northern radicals, who
are the only assailants of the southero
people. We might hold , fifty conven
tions and they might pass unanimously
a thousand resoluius declaratory of
our loyal dispositions and -intentions,
-without -making onr sincerity 'a whit
inore credibly hy the ultra agitators of
the Phillips school. What we can do
.through a convention we can munh mere
effectually do by voting right in the
elections that are to como off for Coq.
gress and State Legislatures. These
will open to us a straight and broad and
smooth road to the .onfidence of the
federal government, and of all the hon.
est and right-minded people of the north.
It is in vain for us to eek to propitiate
the favor of the Radicals. They would
not belive the avowals of a, convention
any mora than they believe in the rep.
resentations , of the southern press,
which dailv meet their eyes, We are
e osed to the objet of the suggest.
ed Convention, which, wo should re.
joice to Ise effected, .Blt we object to
the-Convention process. becanso we Pon
*seientiously believo that it would be
abortive. As we said 'before. we can
* uch. more .easily and effectually 'ttain
the desired end by our votes in the elec.
lans0for Oongrews and the Legislatures,
whos they come on than in any other
way: Yet still if it should please a ma
jerity of our people to try the virtue of a
.onvention we should interpose no ob.
staple to'.this method of gratifying their
%wishis,-however .ersuaded we might
1b within ourselvhe of its inefficacy.
~'** . (Petessrg apres.
Orque .-De Beqwl of Do Bow's
)ate B is in Aichimond, and an ap
hioant (or pardos, lIe was one of the
.Pomastsee appointed by. the press of that
city to mkce artangements for the recep
,tion of *1resident, Johnson when, -he
N..' 'ond, .ri hec June. 181,
number Po ow siys:
[B.a 7 ericand4ag..28.
Tf.g army of the' is s remarka
ble for its base materi urs, foita
high mnorality. Item do not
go a-rogueing (this is Mr. liow'.
own word, spelled exactly as lhe
it,) and the attack on the South is a
edly arogue's expedition. Th4 No
ern troops are, with. very few exosp:
tions, pavpers, thjevos, ignorant foreig*.
.ore, gaurderers, bries and crimin~als oi
.every description. They are'uol half so
wel,. inaformsed as our negroes, asid. it
.add uch to the indignetion anc,egaspe
wation. of arz .troop. that the, -have to
i sit4 ionis severd ohi
Ute tt awot hv%
"I a in,
Military Service in Virginia.
Maj. General Terry. - commanding
the Department of Virginia, having
been informed that many of the men
serving in the volunteer 'regiments of
his command, suppose themselves to be
legally entitled to theii- discharge, on
the ground that they enlisted to serve
for a fixed time, "or during the war."
and that the war has ended, has issued
an order announcing that the war has
not yet terminated in such a sense hs to
entitle them to be mustered out; that
there are no organized rebel armies in
,the field, but by the Proclamation of the
President, Virginia and others of the
States are still insurrectionarv dis.
tricts; are still without civil government,
or imperfect civil governments, and
until civil authority shall be fully rest'red,
and that until those States shall ha'e
returned to their former relations to the
National Government, it cannot be said
that the war has been brought to a
Officers o. every grade are reminded
that they are responsible for the disci
pline and good conduct of their com
mands, and that to their responsibilities
they will be rigidly held. No relaxa
tions of diciplinie or negligence in the
performance of duty will be permitted
to pass unnoticed.
The Washington correspondent of the
Philadelphia Ledger says :
The circular from the Burean of the
Refugees in this city addressed to the
Bureau at New Orleains, is not approved
by the Presldhnt, and will be of no ef
feet where a full pardon is granted by
the Execentive. The attempt to retain
possession of the confiscated hands in
Louisiana is the same as has been made
in Tennessee, iand the rebuke of the
former by the President will be no less
pointed and emphatic than was the lat
In Tennessee those in charge of the
Frdedmen's Bureau were compelled, by
order of the President, to restore to those
who had been pardoned the prdperty
formerly in their possession, and the rnile
will be applied to all 't.he States. I
write thus "by authority," and you may
rely upon it that in all cases where
President Johnson affixes his signature
to a full pardon, that pardon will carry
with it all the riqht and title to property
heretofore possersed by the person to w'h..n
the pardon is granted.
OvE.R-ZEAI.ou.-We think some of
our contemporaries, who like ourselves
have becom e converts to the frceh doe.
trineo, in their devotion to the new or
4er of things, are rather over zealous.
Tl:e pitch into "rebels" and "Secession.
iste," and "Southerners," with a vim
that would honor the other side of Dixie
a few Vmonths ago. We were re!bels,'
and as such have "done the State some
service," but now, having' taken the
Amnesty Oath, as well as those who
have not, will he.ve to do, we consider
ourselves as loyal as ny in the Union,
without being called on to ahow an ox
tra devotion to prove vre are in earneat.
We are all "LUiion men," now, but see
no use in imitating the Patlander, who,
destrous of blending the National niotto
with that of the- old country, had painted
on his sign-board, "rin go unum, K
Puribus bragh I"- Yorkville, Lnpirer.
PosTA. AFFARs-The Pos'tmaster
General us gradually restoring the Postal
service' all over the Smith. -He has
informed the ProvisLonal Governors, thst
s soo -a reasonab1E b~deu are received,
he will authorize the transmissui of the
mail otree a week from each county sat,
t4 the nenrest railroad point,
At is also stated, that herernfer all
letters adldrega~l to post potoflces in
th* doth, wvhich havo n'ot henre-open.
.d aInce the commhenerent of 'the war
will hye forwarded to reopen'ed offices
rest the ones fbr which' they are de.
& toremain, iithey ate' not pre
y alled for;:nntil uffoe tb whti,
the ad~dreesed' shmelf 40e egin it
e~ cest qo900 o fte (Jse
betw . lI$ ad~ & u4
*teleran~ ~ ~ tOI
DISTRESSING AFFAIR.-A Jury of
[nqnest was impanneled in Yorkville,
:n Friday last, the 18th inst., to inquire
nto the cause of the death ofa colored
womair, named Oarey Ann Smith; who
rendered a verdict that the deceased
:ane -to her death by a pistol shot fired
it her in tho streets of Yorkville by
Win. Ihown, a youth of about 10 years
a age ; in defence of his own person.
The body of the deceased was taken
to the home of her forme- master, the
nsae night, for interrment in twe old bu.
rial ground ; another evidenen of the
last lingering nttachment of the master
to the slave.- Yorkville Enquirr.
Or:swINo POSTAL ROUTES AT THE
SiOUTi.-A telegram from Washington
lated Friday evening, August 18, says:
The Postmaster General has ordered
t contr ict with t he Central and Northi
Darolia.i Railroad Company for the con
reyance of the' mails from Goldshoropgh
to Charlotte, North Carolina, including
he intermediate offices. The distance
as two hundred and twenty-three miles.
Service will be resumed oin the other
Southern routes, from time to time, as
ioon as it shall be reported that th',
roads have been repaired and are in run
A SMALL lot of Furniture, Mat
trasses, &o., on hand yet.
.A. W. LADD.
A T the solicitation' of several per
tsons, I have. opened my Gallery tor a
Aort time. Call soon if you warnt pictures.
A. W LADD.
Court House, Up Stairs.
itle to tlent-925 tehoward.
DARK Brawn (nearly black)
Hoirse Mule, 8 to 10 years old, mark
ed E. an neck a. d 1. C. on shnukkr, was
stiileu from my yard in Choster. on the
Right of the 25th inst. A reward of twenty.
Ilvo dollars will given for the'return of the
mule,'or such iformat ion as will enable me
to get him. FRANK ELDER.
aug 295-:lpd Chester, S. C.
etc., etC., etc., etC.
PRIDAY,.SEPTEMBER I, 1865.
R~WDBERY COUIT- 1D6J8E,
Sae to cgmmence at 9 A..li.
1et Lijeut. and A. A. Q' Z
Dijb ~Weetam South Ogro1Ias
By the Provisional Governor of the
State of South Carblina.
W HEREAS, His Excellency, Presi
dent Johnson, has issued his pro
clamation, appointing me (Benjamin F.
Perry) Provisional Govertor in and for the
State of South Carolina, with power to pre
scribe such rules and regulations as may be
necessary and proper for convening a Con
vention of the State, composed of delegates
to be chosen by that. portion of the people of
said State who are loyal to the United,
States, for the purpose ofaltering or amend.
ing the Constitution thereof ; and with au
thority to exercise within the lmits or the
State all the powere nneessary fand proper
to enable such loyal people to restoro said
State to Its constitutional relations to the
Federal Government, and to present. uolh a
Republican form of State Government. as
will entitle t4o State to the gudranteo -of the
United States therefor, and its people to
protection by the United States against in
vasion, insurrection and domestic violence :
Now, therefore in obedience to the pro.
clamation of His 'Excellency, Andrew John
son, President pf the United States, I, BEN
JAMIN F. PER RY, Provisional Governor of
the State of South Carolina. for the purpose
of organizing a Provisional Government in
South Carolina, restoring civil authority in
said State. under the Constitution and laws
of the United States, do hereby proclaim
and declare that all civil officers in South
Carolina, who were in ofhce when the Civil
Government of the State w. s suspended, in
May in9t, (except those arrested or under
prosecution for treason,) shall, on taking
the oath 'f allegiance prescribed in the
President's Amnesty Proclamation of the
21th day of May, 1865, resume the dut ics of
their oflices and continue to discharge them
under the Provisional Government till fur
ther appointments are made.
And I do further proclaim, declare nail
mnake known, that it is the duty of all loyal
citizens of the State of Soutn Carolina to
pror.;ptly go forward and take the oath of
allegiance to the United States, before some
magistrate or military officer of the Federal
Guernments who may be qualified for ad
ministering oaths; and such are hereby aui
thorized to give certified copies thereof to
the persons respectively by whom they
were made. And such magistrates or offi
cers,are hereby required to transmit the
originals of such oaths, at its early a day as
may be convenient, to the Department of
State, in ithe city of Washington, D. C.
And I do further proclaim, declare and
make known, that the Managers of Elec
tions throughout the State of South Caro
lina will hold an election for members of a
State Convention, at their respective pre
cincts, on the 'FIRST MONDAY IN SEP.
TE MBER NEXT, according to the laws of
South Carolina In foroo before the secession
of the State, and that each Election District
in the State shall elect as many ncmbers
of the Convention as the said District ha,
members of the House of Reprosentativea
the bails of representation being population
and taxation. This will give one hundred
and twenty-four members to the Convention
-a number sufflciently large ip 'represent
every portion of the State most fully.
Every loyal citizen who had taken the
Amnesty oati, and not wl.hin the excepted
classes irk the President's proolamatsion,
will be entitled to vote, provided he was t
legal voter under the Constitution as it stood
prior -to the secession of South Carolina.
And all who are within the excepted classes
must takc.the oath and apply for a pardon,
in order to entitle them to vote or become
members ,ofthe Convention.
The' members of the Convention thus
elected on the first Monday in September
next, are hernby required to convene in the
city of Columbia, en WEDNESDAY, the
18th day of September, 1865, for the pur
p ose of altering and amending the present
Constitution of South Carolin, or remodsel
lng and mazing a new one, which will con
form t9 the great enuges which hiavo taken
place in the State, and be more in accord
anee*ith Republican principles an4 eiluality
And' I doe further sroolaita and -make
known.- that. the Constitution and all laws
of foree in South' Carolina prior' to the
secession of the. State,' ate hereby made of
force under tfhe Provisioal Governynent,
except whetsain thtey' may contliot with the
nrovisos of this Rv'olsmation, And the
Jidges and Chtanoqllors' of the State, ae
bereby required to exercise all the'powers
and prform all the ditties which appertain
to thecit tespeetive 4mees, and espeelally in,
caiinal cass.el t, will be expected..of 1li
F 1 mi pothorities now in.4ontli
Caeat th it h'prityto ste ceMi
vecer of the 1'otisioz~ Oo~uterient, for
the j)4. of;' 4rcih the law. A114
es6abd ol edr pf the
Ad4 e ers.n
)rs of freed persons will be kind to them,
mnd not turn off tle children or aged to
pprish; ail the freed-men and women are
arnestly enjoined to make. contracts. just
ind fair, for remaining with their former
In order to facilitate as much as possi
ble the application for paidons 'under the
excopted sections of the President's Am
nesty Proclamation, it is tvated for infor-.
mntion that all applicatione mtist be by po
tition, stating the excepti,.n, and accom
panitd with the oath prescrit ed. This pe
tition nhust be first approved .y the Provis
ional Governor, and then forw.arded to the
President. The headquarters of the Pro
visional Governor will be at Greenvitle,
where all commimications to hi must be
The newspapers of this State vill publish
this proclanmation until the elect it n for mom
bers of the Convention.
In testimony whereof, I have ler-unto
set my hand and seal. Dol.o at tihe
[L. s.] town of Greenville, ti, 20th day of
. July, in the year of o-.r Lord 1865.
and of the independrnce of the Uni
ted States the nintileth.
1t. F. RRY
By the Provislontn Governor : 4
W!LLI.-It HI. Pl.nm, Private Secretary.
july "5 '-ep4.J7
A N NO U N CE M E N T S.
Mn. Etiron : The near approach of the
day appointed for the election of members to
the State Convention, renders it properfor us
to consider who we shall select for that po
sition. The declensions which have taken
place very much restrict the range of selec
tion. At. thislimportantjuncture ofour affairs,
it.is desirable that thoso who are peculiarly fit,
ted to serve the people should be callediforth.
I know of no one more suitable in all respects
than Mr. WI[hLIAj R. '.ROBERTSON.
His well known good sense, his moderation
of opinions, his business talents, his untir
ing energy and'pract.ical sagacity, point him
out as a man who can do us good senvice. I
thereforo beg leave to present hits name to
the people ; and I feel satisfied that while
he does not seek the position his public spir
it will induce him to ole$ the mandate of his
fellow-citizens, who desire his services.
aug 22'B5---te RNoan RiRa.
For tlme Coaavea ioua.
"Choose for the Conveition your best rind
truest men ; not those who have skulked In
the hoir of danger-nor those -who have
worshipped Mammon, while their coun
try was bleeding' it every pore-nor
the politician, who after urging war, dared
not encounter its hardsmhips-but. those who
had lait their all upon the altar of tho'coun
try. Select such men, and make them serve
as your representatives."
Ma. EsITcR : Deeply impressed with the
immense importance of the above advice
of the noble ilAMPToN, I propose as mem.
bers of the Convention for Fairfleld
JAMES H. RION,.
aug 5'65-to Amon PATIaR.
TUE CHRISTIAI INDMX.
BY the First of October, or as soon as
the mails are re-established, I will re
new the publication of the "CHRISTIAN
INDEX" and the "CHILD'S INDEX" Ihave
Price of -Index," per annum : $8 00
Price of "Child's IndeX,' - : : 50
Motley may be remitted at once,as my do
termination is positive. My deshe is to se
cure a large subscriptioi list with which to
begin, and I Issue this prospectus that sub
scribers may have time to forward their re
It is my intention to issue first class pa
pers, and no pains or expense will be spared
to pseoure that end. The best writers and
correspondents -will be secured, said the
highest religious aud-literary, talent will -be
given. to the .papers. The Cill LD'8 PA
PER will be proniasely illusatrfted and will,
in every sense, .be made to conform to its
Trhe dalld's Detighat.
Monspy may be sent by Expresss'r dthpr
wise- -If by Express, at my risk, ifthe ex
press receipt is senmt me, on the resumptien
of mall fscilies. .. a
My Qonnmetion with 'the firm of J. W..
Buflte & Co., is dissolved, but I will estab
Ush an o0eb64n Mason, Ga., where cosum
nde'stions asgay be addressed. -
he' Carolia Georgia and Alaba'taa pa
pts, daily anud weekly, will copy one~uaosth
viid send bill to S. B.
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