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'Tle voto message of Governor Orr will be
,Il( below, and we give it a place because
is the IRet veto message sent to the Gene
I Assembly untder tile uew Constitution.
ader the Constitution of 1791 the Gover
*r did not possess t-he veto,power. *As the
essago was received very late in the day
eceding tie adjournment,- it was not final
disposed of by the Senate:
SrAT1,or SouT1t C.iOUNA,
Col'tnu, December 10, 1865.
r . Prcaident and Genthimen if Me &nale
I cannot approve the,bill which origina.
it in the behate, entitled "An Act to
fiend the 'atrol L6ws ;" and the Constitu
m of this'Stato makes it obligatory on tme
r1:t1uritit, with I ty .Ijetiot,s, "to that
ouse fromt which it sh:1l1. have originated."
.An Ordinance was ratified by the State
,ovention on lie 27th of September last,
tled "1 0n OrdiiktumIce to decl'ara in forco
o laws 4.retoloru inl force in this .State,
Id tlie Acts, allicial. limblic and private,
ie, anl appoi lit ment s antidelections made,
dfert aut hority oft :he sami1e.' The second
etiln lectres alt laws, &c.,' of this State
.loree whielk we-l' t fort,ce on tie 119th1i of
-Cembeilir, .16o The third section declares
,!it all i ws IMsed Sinci1e thlIa1 date are of
rce onttil reopealed,c.,: /'rr/!, /weeer,
hat all t:iWs. resolutiotn's, ortlers or utiles
itbra-ee'i witin termls of' this andt the pore
uly sectionl, Which reclignize tle xis
nee it' slavery, aId1 re--ilaite the rel:t1ions
i'..,tr atil save, adtit delitn anti eifoi-ce
o rigit. antd1 lties growiig thereout, or
vat. and punish offences agaiist aich
gIlls. or agailist the public policy of the
tate in reference it slavery,. have become
"no further or future Force or effect by.
.ison of the extinction itf slavery."
The Acts ot 1839 is entitlel "An Act to
.duce all Acts and clhtiues of Acts in rela
- 1n t) the patr l (it this State - into one
tet, and. to alter and amen1wid, 11t Bthsic," and
ras illtedt'd solely to securo subjection
nid subordiat ion ot hle tnegro race. Every
eClion in the bill was intended to sustain
'tle public policy of the State in reference
o sl-avery," and i lie Convention, by:soleuim
)rdiniance, has declared that laws for tlat
I'lrpoCe-"have beconie of no further or tt.
ure force."1 Is not. therefore, all the pro.
visions of the Act of 18:19, and amendments
thereto, as effectually repealed as the Act
of 1744), or any other law recognizing or
regtilaitig slav6ry ? If an Ordinance of a
Convention can repeal a law. there wotld
peetll i) b little doubt that every enact
Iieit ill this State as to it patrol had been
effectually tnwept, fromr thp sltatite hook.
The first seCtioni of tho lill under consider.
atiol, itt repealing tile eleventh, t w(lthI,
thirit eent hi a nil'tteenth sections of the Act.
ot1 839, assitues that all the other autions
it lie Act lire still it'leve,
The t.or stituitin oft lie State recognizes
tie u niversal fre,,dom of the African race,
aid prolibits their re-enslavement. The
Ordinitce it t he Convention expressly-re
peals all laiws regulating tile the institution,
aili this assittm;lion of the hill is eniirely
inconsistent with both. Is not the provis
ion in the fifth section of the Act, which
authorizes the pat rol to take up all slares
found without the limits of their owner's
plantation, and give them noderate "lbip
Piig, anti in It sixth sectiol authorizing
id reliiving the pitrol to c.ter Juto ali
41ovderly iuse, veyel or bol,at su'slpecto, d
of harboring. trallicking or dealing .wiih
1ur1oes,. whether the s:ne be occupied by
Wilie porsons, free inegroes, mulattoes.
iliest izoes ' or * slaves : atnL to correct ill
slaves found ,there, nad to report the free
ne%roes to a magistrate, al to retain the
proidlits of tralle till iniqiir'ed into, just as
i,consiient witi the freedom, of tile negro
is thes-eciions prop>sed-tlo le repealed by
this bill ?
I an entirely satistiel that the whole Act,
for the rea.ons Ataled, is no.longer la in
South Carolina, and I ant willing to rmk a
4Iuestion by now rtpcaling somle secti*lsand
ilowing ot-iers to renain.
I objectto Ile seconI section of.the bill,
becauise it tildertakes, w'nongst other I hings
tInterfere with th le private rights andl
Etusiness of the citizen, whent the puiblic
safety does not requiire suchl interpo(sition.
The'o tier s e i!ten. or sijouirner,whohiires
fteetttn or lottre liiborer's, whwethier whiite
or coloredh, is miost ctifhpjetent to determIne
what s'upervision his labnorers may require.
It his labtrers becomie troubilesome to his
neighborns by Iituuhlious or disorderly con
ducet, they may he~ indticted antd punrished.
If they rob and phitndter, the law will avenige
lhe~ oustrage on the indifldual and on so
elety.. - -
Now that freedloino hans been accorded to
Sihe A frican race in ouar midst, dety' and poli
cy alike tgdmn$nlsh uts to give htimi all the
(oniuoi.nitants of what hue regards so great a
boo... Emancipation has9 changed -our i'e
lations to him-mtnst,. esseintially, so lo'ng as
lie was a slave, thuough -his moral trahiing
was not neglected,.it was our policy to pro.
hiibit him from learning to road and 'write.
Now ii. is our'piolicy to onlighten and ele
vate hint, fo'r it makes himt anore.''tratstwor
thy, and reduces .oritto and p)agporismt in
our mitdst. . . , .
JIm every slav,eholng country Ib6 owners
have endea~vore~d, lby stringent. legislatjon
and a rigorous polled, to gumard again.st the
dangers of roelt antd iri'rectiont-intsur
rectiont ,to scutre fr'eed?om'; (bis wvas the rea
son wrhy the legislation In tiro-South requtir
ed the, pt'eseunce of' wr whte Ian on every
far.iorantatiottw'here thtere wer'e tp or
esore,slaireA, fJtat ai yigilant. wAtck inay be
kept J$br4h-tnu and the'r- movehvments The
necess t.has'ensed, and thie.law should be
polio. j'roe to,aid the magicstr'acy in sup
pressl t * n ,vljesa, .a,t$ in ,onforcing law
pmnd-'ord nt't lf boamujiity, msight prove a
the iliiwdconuideration, i my judtg.
dight, wrouldu be.3:est 'pen.ioiona.
- - ---, - - ANas. E. Oa.
To sefept nutmqge piu(hemt.with a On.t
If they av$ go4'time .ohl wIll -tnstant,1y
npriai aTotihd the puncture'.
Tuesday lorning, ebrVary HO, 1866.
T. P. SLIDx, E4.,sq., is the sole
Agent for'this paper in gharleston, S. C
We have received a hew and large
supply of paper suitable to job printing
Of all descriptions.
We direct special attention to the no
tices of Elliott & Co.
The Abbeville (S C.) Banner' of the
13th inst. says : "The reports which
conie up from the various portions of.
thtt District, are, in the n'ain, favorable
to the interests of -planters. Much of
the labor oif thoe 'couitry has been -ab.
sroLd, .and if it can be make to stick,
we hope yet for favorable requits. The
bad I'arming of the last five years, which
rC'sulted from the withdrawal of so
many intelligent and efficient managers
froin their farms, has left the fields in
bad coilditivit-fencing destroyed. by
time naid want 'f ordinary repairs
ditches filled up, fields washed, manur.
ing neglected, and, in short, all the inci
dents of- bad management, are every
where visible. It is necessary now to
inaugurate a new and better order of
affairs. Matly of the owners have re
6.nried from the army, and they are de.
voting their skill and energy to repair.
ing and renovating their wasted estates.
Most of the means for accomplishing
this objuct are within the reach of the
owneIs, being su'pplied by industry and
energy, and such labor as the freedmen
can be induced to bestow. There is
one want, however which must be sup
lie(d in part from abroad-that is man
Destitution In Lancaster DIstrict.
The Lancaster Ledger reports -that
in some portions of that District there
the poor is actual suffering among for
want PC prbvisions. They have no
means of bujing corn, and if they had,
the article cannot now lie procured, ow
inLe, either to its scarcity, or to the .n
willingness of thbie who have it to sell'
TmuAl. oF CAPTAIN SYMI.--The
Washington correspondent of the Rich
mond Dispatch, writes
As the Presient, .after reading the
recent letter froW Oplptain Semines, ex
pressed himself as opposed to any for.
ther delay in the proceedings for his
trial, it is thought that the board which
-hc hai ordered 'to be organized will be
designaed during the present week.
The..procrastination has beep owing to
the difficulty experienced in the selec.
tion of -officers to comioso the cotgt,'
part of which will he from'the army, atd
part from - the .iavy. The deferice
which will bo set upr, it is considered,
will be~ e of the inost vigorous, as well
as oR* tth e solundest, ever argued be.
fore # military tribunal.
A QAnicATn.--The Richmond
'We have seen it1 private circulation
a car'maturA which we think is worthy
of a wider fame.- It represents Mr. John.
son standing on the threshold of the
'constitution, his attittude and expression
denoting extreme anxiety and perplexi
ty. In the fore-ground are two figures,
a big boy and a little one, representing
respectively the .North and the South.
The larger urchin is -'vigorously pound.
ing the smaller one, who is stretching
his hands imploringly towards Mr. John
son and the Constitution, and struggling
violontlato get to them. Mr. Johnson
looks out upon the struggle and ex
claims. "Did anybody ever see the
like I I sent tbe boy out, to bring his
lhttle brother in out of the cold, and now
see-the child wants to comes back and
the rascal won't let him I Hie is aptual
ly holding him dut-there an'd wallo\viig
him in the mud and snow I"
Someobody ought to let that big boy
know that Mr. Johnson, tire4 of expos
sulating ?nd scolding, in vAin, is raaly
bearing down upon him; armed wiha
long, keen birch, evidently int.ent on anm
noying his rear. Hie. had bet.tsr straiht
eh up, even if it costs him his hold on
the little fellow. We are.-ausured by
s6me of the' worst boys in this nity that
the stooping' posture is the mnost disad
vantageouls that cant be assumned under
Gen. R. 1. Lee was in Baltimoro on
Sunday, and attended seriice at St.
Paul's. Great anxiety was manifested
to get a glin'ipse of the Confederate
' Mr. Jas. G. Fernandez, of Union
District, was shot and killed, last week,
by a;party of soidiers sent to effect his
Miss Harriet Lane, niece of ex-Presi.
dent Buohanai), has been made happy
she married a Baltimore banker, named
On the 7th inst., Thos. Flynn, a poor
white man, was transfixed by a bayonet
in the hands of a negro soldier at Gen.
Stonemn's headquarters, near the Navy
Yard, at Memphis.
Subscriptions are being taken up in
London for the relief of the widow of
A Yankee paper * says : Virginia is
reported to be on the eve of another
outbreak. The presence of Federal
troops there is all that prevents the Old
Dominion from resort to her old tricks
of'61. We fear we shall have to make
a province of her after all.
A number of loyal Alabainians have
arrived at Washington, for the purpose
of representing to the President.the 6on
dition of affaire-in Alabama. They say
that the State officers, from Gov. Pat
ten down, use the influence of their po.
sition to oppress and persecute, the Un
ion men of the State, whose condition is
much worse tha'n at any time during
A. message was received from the
President by Congress enclosing a com.
munication from the French Minister in
relation to a proposed international coi.
ference at Constantinople on the sub.
jeot of cholera. Congress'will consider
Dr. Craven, the medical adviser of
Jeff. havis since his 'capture, has been
mustered -out of service. .arepreesnts
the health and spirits of hii late charge
as excellent; and being furnished with
the various papers and magazines, Mr.
Davis keeps well posted upon the cur.
rent topics of the day. " He appeared re.
signed to his fate, whatever it may be.
- The New York 7Wbhne says the
municipal electiof at Reading, Pennsyl.
vania, last Friday, resulted ih the sue.
cess of the Denocratic ticket by over
Ai. friends of Messrs. Stanton, IIr.
lan and Attorney General Speed, say
that these gentlepen will resign their
positions in the- Cabineo if the Presi.
dent vetoes the negro bureau bill.
A mass convention of all ,rho favor
President Johnson's rostoration policy is
called at Nashville, Tennessee, on 22d
of this month.
A fire-alarm telegraph has been put
in operation in Cincinnati.
The biaryland Legislature adjourned
en Thursday, after refuzsing to change
the registration law.
Stephen Rogers, the Cbilian consul
at New York, has been arrested for
violation of the-noutrality law.
There is r. poweiful movement on
foot throughout the Northwest in favor
of free trade and a modification of the
protective tariff to a revenne basis.
Free trade leagues are being organised
im the loading towns and cities.'
The Sumter Wadmran,, of theo 14th
inst., fears the growth of tpo much cot.
ton. It says:
"We Iro fearful' bat soms of our
planters, in their anyloty to make cot.
ton, will nelect thelt corn,fielderThmefo
is danger o f groat' scarcity of
bread the 'comi r. We are apt to
go from one .ex' e to the,.other, And
then the pricf cotton is so temptingly
high. Brit -1. shotzig be reme*mbered
that oven an apprommuation to a full
crop will gr@41y reid'p the prie of the
stapleo;-and tba in al jirobability.a loss.
or amoutit ,1 yield an equal.rnmbor
of dollars w4 a grester, whiile frors the
forrmer we ..must ijs.lIse .a more abun
dant supplpof brea." -
T'roube isA It fdbeIween th e
holders oflPaciflo Rilplandganits
and sankt.fars andh lanAJ
NVW .YORK, Feb. 13.-Tho City of
London with Liverpool dates to the 1st
Cotton was dull and declining: .Sales
of two days 18,000 bales. 'Five twen.
ties 661 661-; Consuls 8GI, 861. Tiere
was almost a panic in the money mat
Fenian Conimution progressing. It
was rumored parliament would be re
quested to suspend the habeas corpus
and give the government authority to
deal with foreign conspirators.
It was officially announced from
Vienna that negotiations for the rorma.
tion of a new corps of Austriins for
Mexico would shortly be concluded.
The steam ram that was detaitied in
the Thnmes was built for the Eeruvian
government, and- has been allowed to
depart. A ran built by Lairds for Peru
recently left Liverpool and was at
Brest where it is announced she will be
detained until the Spanish and Peruvian
difficulties are settled.
Tennessee Ilarmonizing-Row in the
CINCINNATI, Feb. 17.-There va's
great excitement in..the 'Tenneftee
House of Represeit,tives yesterday,
growihw out of- the discussion of the
franchise bill. Hard -wordsisossed-be.
tween the,speaker and one of the melp
bers, and the former' threw the mAllete
at the latter's head. '
Gen. Lee Before the Reconstruction ,Com
WASHINOTON, Feb. -17.-Gen, R: E.
Lee was examined- for geyeral hours he.
fore the committee on recofistruction t
Georgia Legislature. ,
MILLF.DnOrI..1.C, February 16.-The
House of Repr'esentatives has passed the
bill submitting to a vote of the pqople
the question of the Penitentiary.
MONTOOMERIIY, Feb.' 1G.-The Con.
vention re-assembled at 10 o'clock to
Representatives are pres,mt from the
Mobile Time, Tribune, Regiser; Macon
Telegraph; Atlanta- Intelligo'ncer, New
Era; Montgomery AdvortiWer, Mail,
Ledger; Columbus Sun; Selma Timei
and -Alesseiger; Tiusc ee New., and
Mr. Clark,. (if Mobile, ws chosen
President; Mr. Williams, of:Selma. See
retary aid Trpasure'r, Me.W'. F. G.
-DeFontaine, A. F. Crutehfield, Thos.
DeWolf, Seaton Oe5, and, S. 0. Reid
were elected kectors.
Resolutions .of Auanks to railroad con.
panies'and others, for.cottrtesie@ exLend
ad, were af'e(ed, and unan'imously adopt.'
The Con ventidn took a reces.r unti 15,
P. M., allowing time foetmiti-ing future
REPORT OV A FAtous CAuraroN.-..
Gene.ral Brngg's official report of'the fa.
in 'us campaign of Kentuicky has just
been given to the public' zhrough the
medium of a Southern jouronal. , Tihat
campaign was one of the mnost'inipor
tant of the war, and as the Confederate
General advanced his banners nort,h,
ward, it looked as if~ the Confeddracy
would be a fact accomplished. - S. trn
umphant had beeni the march of Bragg,
that Mr. Davis declared "i1 was indeed
a glorious achievement to redeein Ken.
tucky." But the tiiumph was transient%
and after the fierce battle of Perryville
the Confederate ,GenerAl was forc%d to'
to retire fr6m the S8ite, with jGeneral
Buell in clbse purstait. Gene;ui Braggi
endeavors to showj in his repost that
his orders to bring on the b ' tIe of Perry.
ville early in the mofbin tvere disobey.
ed, and claims that i(.t blow had been
delivered accortding t4 rde'rs,- he lnight
have cut-Buell's arm "detail. About
this, however, the is a kif'e?tence of
opinion am'ong h Southern and
Northern Gene -and it was a soure
of much contre y in the South sub.
sequent to Bra *Etreat.--Neto Yorg
Brigharm o a men,.1 mad.
keta, pistols anon and amiuailon
enoqght an to use them, and that he'
will us's t fis Ghe Gtiles eqinoto Utah
to interfg ,polygabny He. den.ouee
the #eve 6rand deelares thea be wHi
beth t 3af itatana
L'o11 the vvme Jburna1] -
TIlE 660 0141'1 DIEAM . -
DY B. M. ,MAUL.'.
Come gently. oh yQ wetern winds.
,And soothe my brew of taro.
Dring back to me, in goldeq:dreamnil.
The good old days that wero;
Oh, now ye wake my weary,ye,..
And rustle Through my hair.
see again my lowly co,
Beneath the rock-Abbed hil,
Where often in my youth I played
Beside the langhiig till; -
Anti listened through the'stmmer evo,
To the mournful- whip-poor-will.
And -there the school-house-there the.
Its waters pure and'boll V
The maple, with its weallh of loaves,
sied In the autumn's gold
So beautiful I Oh glorious -ore
Those bojAish tays of old!.
The teacher slumbers in the dust
The scholars, where are. they ?
Some tread the hills of art, atid some
Are aead for many a day;.
A few, the bravest-of them all,
Were slain iti- battle's fray.
And yonder in the' distanco stands,
Beyond the woods, the mill,
Whose wheel went clacking all the year,
And never would be still;
Its music tones-the water's flow,
Goed through me with a thrill.
And just behind the woody 'opse,
The stone church lifts its ipire
But., silent as the graves where sleep
The minister and choir,
The swallows build beneath the arch
Gone out the altar's fire.
There.rest the dead of other yeArs,
Whose busy feet have trod
Those voiceless aisles. w(th gulideless hearts,.
Tq humbly worshl God;
And trough afliction and threugh faith
To ow beneath his rod.
An old man now, I vAnder o'er
The wide eart.h all alone;
Perchance snme strange's kindly hand,
At last, will place a stone
To mnrk my tht, or shall Ileep
Forgotten and unknown ?
Oh. death thou end of earth)y toll,
Thy cold lips press to nine,
And kiss this little life away
To die thus -.in no orime
For long enough this shattered bark
Has braved the sea of Time.
SLAVERY NOT DiAD Y.ET --A Colonel Dan
iels, who married some divorced woman,
lectured with his wife at the Cooper Insti
tute, New York, to a large audience, con
sisting of t he repotorial corps of the Tribune,
half dozen Sambds and Dinahs, and a dozoa
strong-minded viragoos. The Now Y&k
Mr. Daniels expressed the opinion that
slavery wits by no means dead, and Mrs.
Daniels wanted to know why this was thus.
Mr. Daniels somowhat startled the thirty
odd people wito were awake with the asser
ion that negrots are perpetually in bodily
danger, and that. it was rather a mark of
honor for a reconstructed rob 31 to have kill
ed his colored 'rey. Mrs. Daniels thought
it' this was so something should be done
'about it, and proceed6d to argue learnedly
on the points' whiQh at present materially
embarrass the powers at Washington, and.
occupy the thought of the wisest men of the
land. Mr. Daniels said that dead negroes
are in groat abundance at Othe South, so
much so that one man fished up fifteen from
some named creek; that gangh of old rebels.
wander from place to place, murdering the
'men, outraging the women and children,
and virtually doing all they can to extermi.
pate.the rate - that the people of the South
little the Noilth, think they did right in at
teilpting to secede and only want-the oppor
tunIty to prove it. Mrs., DAniels thought
that these whut epeople shtould bemade to feel
t.he iron heel if they decline to recognIse
the new stato of affairs, and contrasted the
gay amit festive position enjoyed by the eh
seri's of Russia with.that of the ex-ulaves of:
freo'(thils was Irony) America. Mr. Dan
iels nar'atedl art Incident within his personal
knowleige by wvhich it appeared that a loy
al white woman, a teacher, at the Sout~b,
was literally murdered for her sent'Ioents,
after wlidhu she-was buried by. 'blacks, and
nio ones of her ,assasns was punished.
.\rs. Daniels oldjected to the use of the
term .freedmienas Indicative of a former
blot on the naioural eutohxoon, but did note
suggest, any improved appollation.
DUsPAuava$ OfIAO.-.A lian& of negroest -
went, on Tues -bglhtlast~ a little after.
dark, to- tbhbg -h f,ohti Gooding, living;.
In the,uppet pat of this oounty, and order
edt nj ot to1 ralse hise eye from the fire or
tu would blew out bitt brains.. They then.
rna ked his house, toold bout $a0 in spe.
eie endi nearly all hi. Eed clothies antd iu
guns They t.hen took hIs horse .,and oRrts
andI hau).d off all isi pz'ovisione, and wound -
up thei- 'depredellpa, 'by shooting a ball
through the shoulder of.his dlaughter a beaqg
lifl y.oung lady. These partlds go up. the
river. In bet, lasia And comsit, these, out
ragse, and then.t*ten wIAJ tkeR booty.
These facto hav ooe to.us frot sn rsda
blitble soutec, whiph w, also leyraL
that . tt n ~'t tap.the. Neuge'
yot M4~ or two tre shall have. to"
-'n6 t.I0 j.t ' 1 l* 4 little
$79o. a - B1
eon *o6 efv4*4