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Batutday Morning, Septeober 9, 1865
In Richland District, S. C,, the vote
or members to the Conventiqu-stands
as follows, the first four being elected :
Rampton, 339 ; McMaster 22.5
Ta)lor, 166; Wallace, 162; Caldwell,
138; Carrol. 129; Gibbes, 108 ; De.
Saussure, 94 ; Harris, 42. Whole
number votes pollo-d 1403.
We have received no other returns
up to the hour of putting our paper to
A recent order of Lt. Col. TYLR,
published in the Newberry Herald pro
hibits all persons from demandiag or re.
ceiving a greater discount on U. S.
Treasury Notes than forty-three per cent.
"All infractions or attempts at eva.
sion of this order will be severely dealt
Very Funny I
We copy the annexed "very funny I"
joke from the Raleigh 'Progress. Of
course, every reader of our paper will
enjoy it, as ii is one of those high literary
jokes that will be appreciated. -The
editor of thie 1rogress has. immortalized
himself by this practical joke :
"We see a company is forming to
make a telegraphic communication across
Davis Straits. We have understood
heretofore that Government would not
allow Any comniunication with Davis in
This joko of the Progress is launched
fit the Hon. J-rFFEHSON DAvis. The
Progress now denounces him, because
he is suifering for a cause he thought
was just, and was sustained in that
thought by the editor of the Progress,
- who helped to put him at the head of
the Confederate Government. The
editqr of the Progress, notwithstanding
all of his grand protestations for the Un.
ion, is as much guilty of treason tp the
United States Goverrnent as is JrE
'"Truth is mighty and will prevail."
- To live in the midst of a revolution and
expect the tribunal of public opinion to
pass jhst sentence upon the causes at the
root of it, and upon the principles in
volved, is lq xpect viore than human
nature will warrant.- - This truth applies
with more than ordinary force to our
late revoluipon. Contemporary writers
at the North persist in chai-acterising it
as a rebellion, and its supporters as re
bele. This is what we must expect uin.
til the tide of passion has subsided.
Thepresent generation will see their
course reflected from history with all the
hideons fea'ures charactgristic of. mobo
crac an' rebellion; bat the day will
come Jien the dispassionate historian
of $h4AJday and of 'another nation will
pladegon'recoi-d such, a view as will
recommend us to the judgment of inepar
tial readers. Like the Italian's (BIot
ta'e)hliitory of the American Revolu
tion, that record wfll pass into the clas
iesp of ture generations.
We do not know an~ything bettor cal
*islated to nlog energy than the disposl
tIon to mope over even~ts absolutely out
of our control. Mut~h preelous time of
man's life is .throwvn to waste from a. too
great fondness to hug up disappoist.
ment. It is ' like the chikd fretting be.
* cause tbgeoap bubble bursts. We ad
mit thkt #rhaps at no tinme-in. the histo.
- ry of.;*othesr pieople has there been
greater reason -for despondIn6- It *1
do no good, to sigh a dosen 'imes a day
9ver ost shattered 9xpectation. Leeve
the past to tak* sf iftbelf audae to
## rho ek routlas of'jud4gZ%.tie fa
4ty Noboy nots to bfrded
sapres of times t1~$ sas i as
~as Re sed
To His UxoplnUoy Andrew Johnson,
President of the VUited States:
W" the undersigned, ladies of Ab
beville District, South Carolinai, respect
fully. exhibit t0 your Excellency - our de.
sire to intetede in behalf of Mr. Jeffer.
son Davis, the rresident of the late Con
fedentte States. We have heard with
touch satisfaction that petitions of a like
nature have been addressed to your Ex.
cellency frour other portions of the coun
try, and we entertain the hope that these
united appeals for mercy will not fall
unheeded upon the ears of your Excel
In any event, it will be grateful to us
to have thus testified our feelings for one
whose faults, in our judgment at least,
have not been past forgiveness. Called
from the retirement of his home to a
position which he did not solicit, but
which his manhood forbade him to de.
cline, illustrating by his conduct the
highest devotion to principles, which
were maintained with marked unanimity
by his people, temperate in the hours of
triumph, dignified and calm in the days
of defeht, always just, always generous
always brave, wesee in his conduct
everything to evoke sympathy, and
nothing to merit the extreme punishment
with which he is threatened. The same
firmness and calm views of policy which,
on repeated occasions, he displayed in
resisting the cries which, in his region,
were raised for sanguinary retaliation,
we hope will now be exhibited, in dis.
regard of the unfeeling agitation which
seeks his life.* We hope : there will be
a merciful remembrance of.hiA poor wife,
plundered and insulted after being torn
away from ,his prison, and of his
young children. whose prospects in
life have been so terribly blighted.
Impelled by the feelings of our na.
ture-which are ever excited by the
misfortunes of the brave and the good,
which have in all ages characterized our
sex, which moved Martyrs to be the
last at the Cross and the first at the
grave-we earnestly beseech your Ex'
cellency to exercise, in behalf of Mr.
Davis, all Executive clemency.
Grant our petition, and, beside find.
ing in your own breast the reward
which attends every virtuous deed, we
sincerely believe that you may expect
increase of your own renown, and of the
honorable character which fomis the
strength of your country. For bur
selves -we will say we will hold in
grateful remembrance this act of gener
osity to the unfortuniate, and will teach
our children "to rise up and call you
AnnrVIT.E. August 23, 1865.
We are pleased, says the Columbia
PAonix of the.5th inst, to report that,
after an amicable conference between
Gov. Perry and the Generals Meade
and Gillmore, all impediments to the pro
per re-establishmert, of the civil au.
thority within the Stwe have been
withdrawn by the military. The courts
of justice and the- magistracy will re
sume their functions, and the provost
courts will be limited in thqir jurisdiction
to those cases only in which the freed
negroes shall be parties. But we refer
the reader to - the proclamation of his
Excellency, Gov. Perry. It also plerises
us to add that the negro troops are to le
withdrawn promptly frorn the interior
,of the State, and to bos concentrated in
aerrisons along the coast. This infor
mation will be gratefully received by the
whole body of our people, to whom their
preserice is annloyance and ofience. 'The
necessity for their removal, however,
'has $edu made terribly apparentt in the
sehooling crimes whieb hbavebeea lately
comimitted, the full evidence of wvhicli
has been furnished b:thie Governor to
the Uied Stetots Generals, who have
yledged .therheelves t~ the' prompt ex.
'atiofl( .al pnjalit of the crimni.
nuls. 1EOeis apiart fraom tho actual
ohroission *of .ctirne, it 'i dnough to
kntowrthat thegbole eperihoent in free
nlegro. labor 'has bobb, mischievoasly
)npaircIs if'not'whmolly, defeate'll, In. all
tn9Re regions where the 'black .toops
made ther appearance lin pro9pinquity
with 'Nhellaboret Tlhe effect. warmost
pethiciens -everfyll'orp olhangibg' the
wholt character'nt cohldet of the Ia.
borer, rusklki 1 %461 tful, insuborli.
nate and ir e~ntapd bpguiling hii
from the d the ruin of the
cro. It is ~ialli ma d to usthiin
meiet case, At' Isi oh ~urop do the
poes b4, the nurm lm bers oftre
tATt~p U the aadio
steps that the folmor has taken; that he
encourages his continued progress in the
same direction, and assures him against
any fplture interruption of, or interfer
ence with, his authority in any part.
POSTAL ARRANGEMRAS.-WO learn
that His Excellency, Governor Perry,
recently received a circular from t)e Post
Office Department, stating that as soon
as he coulqd assure t'e Department of the
responsibility of the Railroad diompanies
in this State, contracts would be made
with then.'and the transportation of the
malls forthwith commenced. In reply,
His Excellency has given the necessary
assurance, the Campanics t6 transport
the mails throughout their entire line
where rail communication is imperfect,
hacks to be provided for the purpose by
the Company. In a few weeks, at the
farthest, therifore, itis probable' thac the
mails on the main lines of communication
through the State will be regularly trans
ported. Communicatioj ou the minor
routes will, no doubt, be resumed soon
RECONSTROOTION IN AIABAA.-A
gentleman recently occupying a promi
nent position, who arrived here to-day
frem Alabamn, says that provost mar
shals have boon afpiointed in every coun
ty of the State to admisister the oath of
amnesty ; that the people everywhere,
with 'comparatively few exceptions,
express much anxiety to take it ; that
the election will doubtless pass off quietly
and with satisfaction to the loyal people;
and that the best possible feeling exists
between Governor Parsons and the
military authorities. He mentions as an
'observable fect that the men who were
recently in arms are now most in favor
of the govenment, while some of those
who were too cowardly to 'take part in
the war are still the most blatant against
it.- Washingtan Correspondence.
MILITARy ASSISTANCE ASan Fon.
-General Swayne, Assistant Conimis
sioner of Freedmen's Affairs for the
State of Alabama, telegraphs from
Montgomory.under date-of the 28th inst..
to General Howard, Superintendent of
the Bureau, calling for an additional
military force to put a stop to cruelties
practiced upon the freedmen of Alabama
by the late slaveholders and others.
General Swayne suggests that the
Second Maine cavalry be sent to him
ALEXANDER STEPHEiINS.-A Nw
York'letter to the Philadelphia lvquirer,
'We have a report, unauthorized,
that Alexander H. Stephens has been
released from Fort Warren by virtue of
an order from Washington; also, that
he will leave for Europe in the steamer
of Wednesday. The ex rebels who
throng a certain Broadway hotel give
full credit to the story."
NioiEnsox's Ho-rp.- Some sixteen
wagon, loads of furniture, for Nickerson's
Hotel which arrived on Friday,sufficient.
ly assures our public that t here will be
no difficulty in provididg lodging .and
all the comforts for the members of the
Convention at tlhe approaching session.
Mr. Nickerson's well known energy is
not lacking now, when it is so mcIh
needed. We have but to add that the
members of the Convention anwl th
Legislature nieed be under no apprehe'n
sions of a deficiency .of sheker, bread,
meat and all the creature' comforts in:
Columbia, whenever the -public dutijes
shall compel thg'ir appearance .here.
Nay, the luxtiries will not be wvanting
with all thl ose whose patriotism requires
an exiernal qumuhis for action. Our
?'Local"~-we-ourself...the pliral nit
of the precinct-have been at pains to
obtain the assurance from priva~te house.
keepers, -that acceprnmodations shall not
be wanting. Ve~herabl e senators and
seniors of the State have only .to apply
to useat the Phiiic office, and we will
secure them goovv lodgment, in good
quarters, under tht management offair
liousekeepers, whd~ will make-them for
get that they are temiporarily absent frcom
the certainties and sweets of' home. Iso
,jhem take our assurance, and believi
that 'we are fully competent to fili
our words--Coluniiia PAuenix.
A DARING 00'r*&o.-.d.s [r. IR.
Wskenjan was ridIng, dan uh day
$a ewas attack ed aio~t4
neg ban, who, after q ;
(From.the New York Herald.)
Southern Reitoration - New York
With President Johnson-:-Impor
tant Noteme~t Afoot.
We. threi out certain 'suggestions and
reasons in yesterday's ..erafd in favor
of a grand mass meeting in this city in
support of President Johnson's policy of
Southern restoration, and. in order to
counteract the mischievous adverse agi
tation of the Boston abolition fanaties ;
and we have already the satisfactin of
announcing td our readers that 'upon
the issue indicated, the potential voice of
this great metropolis will soon be heard.
Among some of our influential citizens
the initial steps in this direction were
taken yesterday, and within a few days
we expect that the call for the meeting
will be issued, embracing men of all par.
ties who have faith in the restoration
programme of Ahdrew Johnson.
In answer to this call we predict a
gathering of the people of this city in
support of President Johnson's policy of
re-union and peace, surpassiig in- its
grandeur, majesty and inguence, any
public demonstration on this island.since
our memorable spontaneous uprising in
April, 1861, which rallied the loyal
States to arms.as with the sound of a
trumpet. As the great- finanicial, com
mercial and political centre of the
Union, the city of Vew York, when she
speaks in an eariest, emphatic voice
upon public affairs, always speaks to
some purpose, and especially in a great
crisis involving the settlement of some
momentous question. Such a crisis is
now upon us, and the question involved
is of the greatest magnitude. It is sim
ply this: Whether we. are to have a
policy of peaceable and speedy restora
tion for the late insurgent States, or a
.policy of exclusion, military domination,
tion, disorganization and' destruction.
Hence we may freely- anticipate a judg
ment from the Empire City, in this pro.
jected nats meeting, which will be felt
throughout the State, and through the
length and breadth of the land.
Every consideration of sound policy,
justice and humanity is' on the side ol
the restoration programme of President
Johnston. Ie wishes as speedily as
practicable to ree4tablish the disorganiz.
ed Southern States in full coimunion
with the general Government, so that
law and order thelein; and industry and
trade, prosperity and progress, may be
re-established. He proposes to leave
the new and delicate question of negrc
suffrage to tie legislatures of the.several
States concerned, under the idea that
this thing belongs properly to them, and
that in binding them to thie abolition ci
slavery and to the constitutional amend.
ment interdicting slavery hdreafter, the
white race of thme States concerned will,
in good time, find their proper course ol
action in reference- to the political rights
of the black race. This is solid ground
to stand upon ; for the interests of the
Southern whitet in good time, will
teach them to respect the interests and
political claims of the' blacks. so that or,
der, harmony and goo4 will may pre
vail betwoeen the two rafbs.
LeAving,. therefore, this delicate ques
tion of negro suffrage to the States con
ceruied, President' Johhron desires theii
speedy restoration, so that their enor
mous resources of wealth may be speedi
ly developed to stronghtenithe nations
treasury and the national currency,;ani
to assist us in meetingju th ei~Oti
of our national debt.- With the~rostra
tioni to Congress during thme vom~hmng win
ter of the now excluded Southiern Statea
wo may .expect .such a restoration o
their productive forces as will give un
next year ani negregato in cotton, sugar
tobacco rice, -and, &c., of two humnd ret
millions of dollars from their surphis pro
:duction-a ver'y impbrtant~ contribuatiot
towards ,the lightenmng of our federat
-taxes and the payme~nt of our nationa
debt, to say .nothng 'of the sommuercle
prosperityof' NewYo i
Ontb'h other band thme p@vo tlz
$9sonufauaties, whicl is ned exd
ohi~on-(tomn Congr a ths en
(1ued "tates untith3 .tag)l hay
greted the right o( d0.o thei
b~pe ill, from pre.et' ce~n
x 4z~ ~notthing hut nd dis
Wers to bbthb e k apqA p oip
oialr 'poli~itil an~~~so~
* jsow tb sc. tmor~ uJ
will be apt to follow, only to be flnally
solved in 4 tegular military despotism.
These are'th.e blessingq. towhich the
Boston abolition 6Matics are endeavorin
.to' lead the 'cointryd We havo ha
enoug.h of them. We want no more.
We pretAr lite wiser and safer restoma
tion programme of President Johnson.
Northernoradicals may seek the con
tinued exclusion of-the South, fcon the
national councils, in order to retain their
political power reckless of the coise.
quentes ; but in this scheme they will
pro~voke the wrath of the great body of
the people. Abolition fanaticism has
had its day. Public opinion, softened
and enlightened by the terrible experi.
ene of the war, inclines to gentler
courses. The wise and humane recon
struction policy of President Johnson
will be supported. by the country, and to.
this end ihis approaching mass meeting,
in speaking for the city of New York,
will not speak in vain.
The following judicibus and woll-timed'
order has just been issued by Colonel
Whittlesy, 'mmissionier of the Freed
man's Bureau at Raleigh, North Care.
'JBUREAU OF REFUoEEs, I RDMAN AND
"ABANDONED LANDS, W'D QUARTERS
"STATE OF NORTH CAROLIN A,
"RALiou, N. C., August 15, 1806.
[CIRoULARz, No. 3.]
"it is reported that many freqamen re.
fuse to enter into contracts for labot, be
cause they believb that the farm wil be
given them by the United States Gov.
ernment. If any. do thius believe, they
have no reason. for their belief. The.
Government owns no lands in this State.
It therefore can give away none. Freed
men can obtain fairms wiih the- moltIey
which they have earned by their labor.
Every one, therefore, should work dili
gently, and carefully save his wages, till
he may be able to buy land, and possess
his own home.
iCloe 1n .1 V11H WITTLUOY,.
Colonel and Asst. Counmissioter."
Many improper and erroneous ideas
prevail among our . colored populatiop,.
and it is important to their own interests
and welfare, and especially to a good
understanding between them ard their
late masters, that just such. plain and,
candid advice as is contained in the fore
going order, should be . repeatedly im
Pressed.upon their minds.
No fanciful expectations of possessing
the lands of their lato mrsters shoultbe
allowed to deceive them tor a single mo.
ment, or to betray then into a life of
idleness and itregularitv. - Their' future'
comfortand. happiness depend ehtirely
upon their own habits'of steady indlustry
and economy There is no dispositiol
on the part of their late masters to treat
Ithm unkindly,, or to throw any obta-.
ales in the way of their making an hop
eat and respectable supiporL Onl the
Contrary, tie - interests of the late ny.
tars and the late tlaves-.: are n ot in 6on
lict,(or the present at last, and all, thap ,
tld 1te Inasters can properly and consis4:
tently do : for the - a4vanemtnt of -th
welfare-of the freedmeti, will, wq aro
sure, be cheerfully and -nhesitafgiy
But let these freed jjensa Qre~r
Sfrom their minds the h .isellio -
ouu idea that they 1vo' Withomut wo~k
Toil is thme ordai~ldde d inevitablt
all the sons of Adain, of whateveir 'odle~
or clirne : Aind kt is a fatal chimerarbf d,
Ill balanced brain to suppose that,happIe..'
hessm, -or respeopl~iiy, oiti sefunivs or
we cofnptetinpport, is attainable *lth
ouit is. Ijt the, freedmen, then, gbe to~
work Mteadily. yst6matically ;ad 1~tja
fuly, ifthy 4erlr iriprmvithi
dithon M uiskellAbitself 1oerabWt
the~toqifwith l tladir 661i1astf Mf
ledhvdsris, and their 'tar 11*k1 W
iteof beinig converted -b r
1ft9'1000, htto bnemies
tote~h* they hate aiw
- be tregn kindes h~ ed~
thi ud vtis with it ft ined st*.
se sti r~e h $1V
chasses wo haetaken
-End, eoVg whendthW
dy in ~u~ butreIbt