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Nonday Norning, September 4,'1865.
We tdesire to 1irect the special atten
tiott of the reader to the advertsoments
of our business friends that appear in
this mornings issu'e, where it will be seen
Mr. JAB. D. il.Non has opened a
splendid assortment of goods opposite
Messrs. E.LLOTT & 0&., No. 4, Bank
Range, have received a lot of new
Mr. M. L. BROWN is doing business
tinder the old Winnsboro' Hotel.
Mr. D. B. MCCnE1oUT has soaps, &c.,
Messrs. LADD BRo. (Leventritt buil.
ding,) calls attention to their establish.
Mr. JAs. M. DALY has opened a stock
of watchep, 'jewelry, &c., at Ladd Bro's.
* Mr. C. M ULLR advertises that he is
*home again to meet his frieqds once,"
in the watch and clock business.
Mr. JNo H. PnorST, Agt.. has loca
ted at No. 2, Bank Range.
Our liItle town begins to assume quite
a business-like aspect. New stores are
springing up filled with valuable stocks
of goods of every description and .at
reasonable prices; buyers, from the
fairest blonde tp the darkest ebony, are
looking for bargains, and refurnishing
their somewhat impoverished wardrobes.
We have hear4 of bridal outfits, and
from the energy and taste of our adver
tising friends, we have no doubt that
great assistance and valuable facilities
would be afforded to those who may be
matrimonially inclined. These are
symptons of reviving life, of which the
no distant future will give fruitful testi
mony. There is life in the old land yet;
let none despair, but let us all be utp and
doing, and sooner than the most sanguine
- expects, we shall be a prosperous people
By a private dispatch received at this
place we learn that bur fellow-citizen,
Maj. W . 1R. ROnERTSON, has been
pardoned by the President.
The PhAmn. Columbia, S. C., and
Ccrolina Times, Charlotte, N. C:, will
find an advertisement in to.day's paper
In Charleston, its we learn by the
Daily News, the managers of election
have.declared that, in accordance with
Gov. PERnY's proclamation, no voter will
be received at the polls who was tant
qualified to vote in 160. This isquite an
We notice by the Charlotte (N. C.)
Democrat that they are to have a Na.
tional Bank Jocated at Charlotte, and
that that clever and accommodating
gentleman, Tuos. W. Dm.wxy, E.M,
will be the "Cashier."
Our Position-Our Duty-OurProspeot.
The events of to-day, in Winnsboro',
are big with consequences either. for
weal or woe. Thought~less, heedless
and ignor ant persons may make light of
it, but the sober-thinking cannot. -
~Fivp year's ago, to have been called
upon to vote for men who are pledged
to adopt an anti slavery Constitution,
world: have been, in our opinion, the
death-knell of our country. And to
day, if we shut our eyes to the history
of four years past, the same conviction
would be ours. But those four ;a" ra
have worked tremendous - changes, atnd
our present position, demand that we to
,day exercise our privileges with an eye
to that change. The noble JOs. E
JoHNrSroN haar reosntly published a letter
in which he makces a staement which
appeared in the columns of the NEWS, inl
a com~munication froi our corre'sp'on
dent "M,"' a-few week abefore that letter
*wag'publislied. Thst statenient is thtat
an-oneth has bee9 lefte the dec
ohf Sieyvord; hbp swerd hasp
ga'M uw, adit bpeonas 'a graqyfel
to yiel&' Al .snsble ileh paobe
*1ioitib, ~$ oiNiask tobeg
J Hc o T ~ n o n h sI 0h s e
enough. Let the delegates to the Con.
vention be instructed to carry out speedi
ly the policy sworn to by - those who
elect them, and who have taken the Am.
nesty Oath. The terms of that oath are
too plain to be misinterpreted. There
is great need of caution. of moderation,
to avoid giving occasion to those who
are dictating o*ur course for imposing up
on us further requisitions.
Taking this course, we secure to our
selves all the advantages of a position of
equality among the other States ; we
secure the well-d*efined Government of
civil law, instead of the capricious one of
military. Business will resume its old
channel. Every man will have the
privilege of managing -his own affairs,
and in a few years prosperity will again
bless our land.
Who Can Take Seata in the Approach.
ing State Convention.
'Many persons, loyal citizens, who are
excluded from the former privileges and
franchises by reason of their fliling with.
in one or the other of the excepted class
es of the President's proclaination, have
written to us and ask us whether one
who is prohibited from voting at the
election, can, if elected as a delegate,
take a seat in the Convention ? Our
own opinion is very clear that he <annot;
for the reason that it was not intended
by the President of the United States,
that any person tainted with treason to
the United States Government shall
take any part by voting or otherwise,
in reorganizing or reconstructing the
Glovernment until the taint has been re
moved ; that the only way hy which the
taint can be removed from a person
coming within either of the fourteen ex
ceptions, is by a.pardon fron the Presi.
dent, and that no bie is eligible to an
election even until a pairdon has first
been had and obtained. Hence, in or
der to avoid trouble and disappoint.
nent, we aulvise our friends who may
be so fortunate as not to have received
a pardon before the day of'election, an~l
who may desire to be in the Convention,
not'to allow their names to be rim, for,
if elected, they cannot take their seats.
These are the opinions, in which we are
sustained by every one with whom we
have conversed, and common sense
teaches that it is the only sound opinion.
There are several of our warm personal
and political friends whom we would he
pleased to see in the Convention, who
are to he parponed and -who have not
yet filed a petition. We hope they will
hasten and qualify themselves,'run and
On the other hand, any person who
is loyal and who does not' comieovithin
the excluded elasses of the 1resident's
proclamation, but who, if he does, has
received pardon, can take a seat in the
Convention, as it matters not how many
offices lie may hold, either State or Na.
ELxcToNS.-It is time that some
rule should be established or under.
standing had in regard to the elections in
all the Southern Sta'es. The people
desire to know whether the rules hid
down by the President for the elections
in those States recently in- rebellion are
to be overridden by some subordinate at
his own bidding. Unfortunately, Presi
Johnson's health has been such that lie
has not been able to give this question
the attention which the necessities of the
case seem to demand. But the action
of General Palmer in Kentucky furnish
es him an example which we have ne
doubt lie will thoroughly investigate,
and clear the whole qifestion up. Un.
der the proclamations of the President in
refurence to the reorganization of the
South he has wisely directed that the
laws regulating the elective franchise,
which existed prior to the' rebellion,
shall be enforced, with the condition that
one and all shmall take the~ 0ath of alle
gianace before they can exercise that
n~ght. In addition to that, certain
classes are .excluded from taking the
oath or voting until they have received
special pardon. ' Now, all who take the
prescribed oath aire, in the eye of the
law, as loyal as any peorson in the North,
and are entitled to all the rights of citi
zens,' voting included, protided they
are -not excluded by -the provisions of
the State laws. N either the military
nor uny other authority has a right to
ttrfere in the exercise of that privilege,
or set aside- the result on' the pretext.
that thiose elected were once secession~
te, or hose who voted for thenm ,ere
suach. is thb duty of the mil~i.,t
sst ecivil offcial. in masii~i
de an' n reeni
or Ohio, is in violation of the laws, and
Ruch we believe will be the decision of
President Johnson as soon as he can
have an opportunity to give this ques
tion his'attention.-New York Herald.
The Next Sesklon of Congress.
The question of theAdmission of mem
bers to the next Congress from the
Southern States is now agitating the
public mind. With a law of Congress
prohibiting any one from holding a seat
in that body who had been engaged in
the rebellion, it is difficult to solve the
question who the South can send ; for
there is no prominent nian alive i the
Southern States who has not, directly
or indirectly, been concerned in the war.
Tthe fnist matter to be considered, then,
is manifestly, the repeal of the law, so as
to relieve the South of the disabiht.v of
being fepresented I the National Con
Will tli Radicals consent to do this?
That is the question. We have no
doubttliere will be an intense struggle
to kece the South out, but the people of
the North are more anxious for the
South to come back than the South her
self to return. Hence, if the majority
iusist 11pon carrying out their plains, and
closing the doors of Congress upon the
South, the Northern people will arouse
tlhel3Ives to the necessity of putting
down the Radicals and opening the por
tais ot the Union to every wayward sis.
ter who come's back, casting over her
the cloak of- charity and forgivenes,
with the complete oblivation of the past.
The South has been restorcd to her po.
litical riglyts by the arnnesty proclama,
tion andl by the oaths of allegiance
taken by her citizens. No further teats
can be-roquired unless it be the test oi
probation, and that ip, of course, out of
the buestion. The men of the South
who have conformed to the require
ments of the Government are entitled
to vote, and it is absurd to argue that
they have not the power to select their
own representatives ; and it is a still
greater absurdity to say that these rep
resentatives shall not be received whei
No such doctrine can stand before
the American people. When a South.
orner takes the oath of allegiance h
must be regarded as being restored tc
his former political rights. ie is ims
good as an other citizen in the eye o
the law. The Government must recog
nize this fact, else why administer the
oath at all ? No doubt President John
son undbirstands the matter, and if th
Radicals do nbt wish to'go before the
people in the )ending State elections ir
a position inimical to the admimstration,
they will handle this subject with fair
ness and moderation. The President
regards it to be as much an act of dis
loyalty to prevent a recussant State from
coming into the Union as it is for one to
go out ; and if the Northern States op
pose the restoration of the seceded
States they are as criminal as the( origi
nal secessionists.--New York Hrald.
Tit) Omro D oonI-rATI:0 STATM COx
VETrMo.-The Democratic State Con
vention of Ohio was held at Cincinnat
on Thuisday, the twenty-fourth instant
General George W. Morgan was nomi
nated for Governor, and the Honorabh
William Long for Lieutenant Gov
ornor. The ticket throughout is
atrong one, the convention exercisinl
great good judgment in the selection o
candidates. Rosolu'tions were pa~ssei
opposing a consolidation power in the
hands of the Federal Government
maintaining the doctrine *of States
Rights na laid down in the Virginim
andI Kentucky resolitions of '98 ; die
claring -the 'ordinances of secessior
adopted by the Southern States to 4
null and void ; asserting that the Site:
Are still in the Union, entitled to al
their reserved rights and their due rep
resentation in Congress ; denouncing al
attempts to confer suffrage upon th<
negroes ; discouraging their remova
into the State ; comphmenting. the sol
diers for their valor nd fortitude during
all the trying scenes of the wvar ; regard
lng the national debt as a national curse
demanding the enostd rigid economy and
retrenchmient.on the part of the Admiti
1stratiou, that. this debt may be paid,
recommonding that the national tan
may be collceed by- -the County Tree~s
urera ; earnesy denouncing the arreal
of citizenls by military authority, ani
declaring that the cotinmued suspensior
of the writ Qf Aalkau o orpus, the denia:
of the right orl1by .'jry, and the in.
terferenco wIt$ J9ebt6# by the milita,
ry power, at rei iuiagand- destrnc
tive of the ( tdi !j~o the tUntq
$Iat. I 61tions fnrther de~'lkw
ft thep t.Decracyv dt Oei
tqatand ~ ~ r6~,4j
egisistiion 46-o rstor t,
fiVtst h ft
[From theNoew York Daily News.]
Proud, Brave and Noble.
Proud, brave, nolle-without a tarnish
upon her banner, without a blemish upon
her fair fame, respected at home and
honored abroad for all the manly quali
ties that have been developed in: peace
or war, the South rests from her struggle.
With the prejudices.'of fifty years, and
the education of a century moving the
hearts of 'he people, she dared the perils
of a revolution, encountered all its sacri
flees, suf'ered its agony, and without stint
gave men who lived great lives and ii
death are not forgotten. She failed, and
her sorrows will become as "old as kings
of a grand and peerless line." She
stands before the world to.day, not
humiliated, but depressed ; not conquered
but cast down. A new life opens to her
view. Brought by force back into a
Union from which she had dissevered
herself as by the voide of one man, she
finds presented to her, new conditions of
political existence. The old fabric .o:
society is undermined and is in ruins.
Old institutions that gave her wealth
and power and cortributed to the prds
perous greatness ofthe common country
are gone forever. As a nation the Soud
staris afresh. Sie commences another
lease 6f existence; and under a systeml
with which she is all unacquainted, the
aggressive, impatient spirit of the Nort
demands that she shall at once and with
out restraint succumb to the new relatioms
that have been created by the war. We
believe that she will. Before the South
there looms up the forest of a mighty
future, that wNill give shade to those who
may reap the harvest.. But the seei
must be planted now. By the voices o
their living and tlhetr dead, the people
are called upon to work now while the
day lasts. Great duties are to be done;
tremendous responsibilities are at stake
The men who hereafter represent tli
thoughts- and interests of the South, mus
be, and have been true to her in hean
and heart and hand. They will come t<
Congress.. they will becalled upon t9 min
gle' heir influences, social and political
in the current of the Union, but those
influences should illustrate the South
or nothing at all. We want earnestness
truth, reality ; and when a brave mar
Who has fought, be it morally ot
physically, through this wanr in lighalf ol
Is cause, and consceientiously comne
forward, acknowledgihig his defeat, an<
pledging himself to future support of the
Constitution and laws of -the Unite<
States, we would rather see such an oA
standing upon the floor of Congress t<
express the will of his people, oi
occupying-a station of honor and trust
than all the so-called. "loyal men of the
South," so pliantly quick to do their mas
ter's work. in whom God has breathed
the breath of life. We say therefore to
the people of the South : elect to yonm
public bffices your best citizens-not
those who have played the hypocrite
during the war and the traitor since, but
meen whom you have tried in the fire
and not found wanting-nen who have
sealed their devotion to your cause and
shared your weal and woe. . Let n<
arbitrary nower of sword or bayonet-, oi
threat of radical politicians deter you in
thi, a. sovereign right. Go into the Unior
and vote. You will come to the door
of Congress as a Union party, and yot
will be admitted as suich ; or, by the
grace of God, there will be a ~:hiism it
the ranks of your enemies, that wil:
scatter them to the four winds of heaven,
We wvant, likewise, new men as well ai
true. The issues destined to arise in the
halls of national legislation, demand
young, fresh thoughts and vigorouc
brains. The era is one of reform, the
spirit of thme age is progressive, and te
foster its good or combat it~s evil, will
reqmire the brightest and bravest intel,
lects that illuminate the South. For a
while they may be suppressed. Obsta,
clee may be thrown in the waiy of theit
election, or acceptance, but let the peoplk
persevere. ' Change, if absolutely necep,
sary, the object of your choice, bat ylehc
not one jot or tittle of the right which
the law of the land confers, and befoh
many months have elapsed it will lei
cogered that, if theSouth bel trne t
herself, thme majority .of the .peopkc
of the North,. vhethler kunwnn b
one plitical naute or anothbtr, *l
equally firm in the assertion #n'd
tenance of a free. govermet. th
this co-operation seer wil
onbe more feek th,~ a hbei
veins somne of -lier'fah ry, 'im
rising, from the d .''i shwh enter t4
race that it sf, - fo and ,win,
perhaps, a noblpr ti tha,. any oi
uJ~eh 'he ripw; #rs in,
he t ir ay last there
era tpro, thani* soldiers so
- eron ther,
Mr e t;a th
.A'itas . .1a1LLause.
WOULD respectfully Inite the citi
zens of Winnaboro', and of the Dis.
trict, to an exminiuation of his stock now
opening opposite Bank Range, consistingof
White and Brown Sugars, Choioo Greetw
and. Black Tea. Cof'ee. Fanoy'ftd Yellow
Soaps, KVis Mackerof, Ceis*, Ale, Pbrw
Wine, Drakes' Iiitearr, lMastard, Cheeew,
Soda, Cinnamon. Cloves, Spices. .1ak, B'few
Stone, Indigo, Madder, Dorax, Matches, Se.
Coffee Mills, Knifes and Forks, Pooket
Knives, Spoons. 'lates, Augers, Gimlets,.
Pad Looks, Stock Locks. Candle Sti6ks, Cur
ry Combs, Screws, Tacks, Shoe Thread,
]torso lRasps, Files,. Scissors, Shoe Knives,.
Shoo Ilainers, Tea Kettles, Frying Pans,.
Calicoes, Alpaccas, Muslin De Lalues, Cas.
simeres, Blue -Denims, Colored Cambrie,
Stockings. Linen Cambric and Colored
Pocket Handkerchiefs, Towels, Brown Shirr.
ing, Brown Sheeting, Brown Drill Papew
Collars, for ladies and Gents, Hoop Skirts.
-Men's Felt Hats, Men, Women and Chi.
drons Shoes, Epsom Salts, Copperas, &c.,
&c.. &c. , I
Will receive In the course of the next
week an invoice of'Crockery, Plates, Dish
es, Bowls, Basins, Tumblers, &., &o.
A large and well selected Assortment of
and a variety of
ELLIOTT & CO.,
sept 4'65- No. 4, Bank Range.
TO THlE PlrBLtI. -
r 'HE undersigned has commenced'
business.in the store under the Winns.
boro Hl,4, where he intends keeping ab
STOCK OF GOODS
suitable to tho'country and town trade, con
FANQY .AITICL .
- o will purchase or tatke in eoh 'ge
e6wktry produce ol all kinle, abdsoli ta a.
sharo of publio patronage
sept- 4' -, M. L. BRQWN.
WATCHES, JEWELRY, &c.
HTAS re-opened next to his 014
stand-opo~it~e the Bsak.
and . ,
MATBlRIALS F'OR RlEPAIRINfG.
A Anu afook tot JEW*LRT, o# he lateat
stylesd4ill be *pened in a fet'rby.
'he P,'eni, Columbia , ,aund
cop, the above once a wee~k i&f6 u
and forward bill to "a~
BHIi e e n es a