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Thursdty lorning, December 20, 1866.
If we had never been taught thp.c
thero was a distinction between the or
ganic law of a State, and that of the
United States, and that no diifereaco
bad ever been made between the.
qtuqlifications of citizenishin for the
State and for the ,nited States, th
proposled action of Co;gre.; now in.
session would not surprise ns.
To make qualifications for Auffrage
uniform throughout the United States,
is so colntrary fo' all our preconceived
notions of certain State prerogatives,
that we can only statid amazed at the
reach which Congrpss has made to
wards fixing our Government upon the
.principles of consolidation.
And yet, this "isuo is now before
us. The question is hardly with us
whether we will accept impartial suf
f:ago or not, .but whether we .take
that in preference to universal suf
No Southern' man will hesitate.bo
ween these two propositions. Uni
ier.al Suffrage to the South is a Tpas
tree. With Impartial Suffrage, there
imight be some hope of reason, justice
and prudence in the administration of
governuilent;.'but wit)t the other, the
flood-gates of corruption, prejud ice and
retklessness would be let loose, and all
the inntlnarks of good government
Think of Souti Carolina as a terri
tory, with all those of her population
who took any part in the late war in
behalf of the Confederate cause., dis
franchised ; and all those who accord
ing to the judgment of the North took
no " uch part, enfranchised. What
a pil'turle ! Ignorance, envy, the
ping of government !
J.c .outh Carolinians und3r Constitu
If one tithe of the resp t t were paid
Wa.hington to the United States'
Constil itt ion, which is sho rn to our
it onsti ttution by the Legislatt're,
we inirht hope there was "life ih the
oldn land yet.'
A United S,ates Senator is to he
elected, and although we -have no
eartlly use four sneh Ia appendage to
<mr list of oflitialq, yet because the
t'onst itut ion reuires jt, the present
LrNilatnre elects himn.
''here i:; a lesson in tlhis or our op..
pr.ssiv' rulers at \\rashiu ; ant,
i' it were noot t eson to say it, that
,. .., oud h o ben:'t eial, learned by
tXom. We, as So~th Carolinians, ad
- mire the Constitution Pt' the United
Staes. as mneh n; we adnire our own
State 'ounntitution.- And if its pro
c*epts audindoct rine. were followed, not
aus we in.terpret th'em, butt as theoy
.1peak for themmselves, nmilitry garri~
s mS, Freedmnen's Burenus,- and TIerr'i
triatl overnmen bots for' thle South,
v;oL d hardly requ nire so inany iii.
hios annutally to be drawnm fronm the
In Lne a10spec't, for our Legislature to
- go into at a l'etion now for a SLenator inl
Conmgress, is as5 great a .farce as it
wouldl he to elect oLne to represent use
ini thle moon ; 'but thLe act, when view
ed fromL the motive of .principle,
sp'aks in tonues that lose their' harmmo
ny oinly wvhen they strike thme ears of
distracted anud distracting Radical
\\ The Southern Cultivator for Decomber
!nlargedl to forty-oi hmt pages, con
t ains the following intresting articles:
Fgrm tk for D)ecembe'r; agricultural
imloemnts anmd imacinfe ry; new pro
cess for dissolving bones ; Chinese tea
In North Carolina ; ri.;e'eitnre ; -prts
sible n mai ber of lbs'. (If etnth
no; the da wito day in~f oUem
paigriculturo ; no profit 'in cultivat,ing
p'oor lnd. ; gtufto ; pastures and For
ge c nuras ; o0ti.dmical fairn-,
oottoo gadnlning vu
den ; icoLui-e :f VIege..
-tables ; Mexican pea; the flower gar
den ; the orchard; how to plant a tro;
grapes; brimly p'ows ; guinea fowls
food for chickens ; euring meat ; holy
to cook and make saussages ; the dead,
wife's portrait; (poetry,) ; Mrs. Backs
ter ; Willie's journey to Heaven ; be
sides editorials, &e., &c. The 25th
volume commences January, 1867.
Now is the time to subscribe ! Win.
N. hite, Athens, Ga. $2 00 per an
Freedmen Leaving for Floi'ida.
If we are not. misinformed, 'there
will leave for Florida from this Dis
trict in a few weeks, about 80 families
of colored people. These have al
ready advanced ten dollars and sev
enty-live cents each, to secure for
themselves land and transportation.
How much of that amount goes to pay
for land, and how much for transporta
tion, we 'are not able to say. W'
hope these peoplci. will suffer no impo
sition. There are, and have been, so
many trickerics towards this class, that
the utmost caution is needful on their
It will unquestionably be better for
all parties that some should-go. Like
a large herd of cattle ;jamied in a
meagre pasture, their feeding pros
pects are barely tolerable hero.
Those who do go, will' have the best
wishes for their success by their late
The Mails - The Legislature.
To-morrow this body will adjourn.
What it has done, our rQadcrs know as
well as we do. The meagre reports of
its prgceed ings have themselves been
charily dealt out to us. From some
cause, we know not what, our Colum
bia exchanges rarely reach us in due
time. Our Charleston and Augusta
cxchangeK come, generally, in the
proper time. This speaks bad for the
mail arrang'ment between this point
Le'gislature of South Carolina,
1'UR1A, DIEC'AIRRR 16, 1866
'Tle Sonate met, at 11 a. m.
Ion. John Townsend, Senator from
Orangebu-g, resigned his seat.
IIOUSE OF R1PRESENTAIIVES.
The Ilouse met at 10 a. in.
Billh to alter and amend tho eWar
ter of the towns of \V innsboro and
Georg'etown, were read a third time,
and the titles changed to Acts.
Ti:M AT NemsA xct..-Catching'rats
,is ofr.i dimeTilt, as old rats are prgvor
I0,lly cunning. Laving around poi.on
is dantgorons not alonc. but also ohjec.
tionahl', for the reason that rats may
die ilt inaccesaihle spots and contanU
nato the - atmostphere with the well
known detestable oder. A bettter plan
has heen adopted by one of our corre
pondenta, by which he takes advanto re
of the eunning. hpVits of ihn rats. IIe
covers the. floor, nearthme rat hole w'ith
a thin layer of m<mu'st caustic potaph I;
whlen the rats walk on thlis it mak' a
heir feet sore ; these they lick with
t.heir tongunes ;it maikes their monthms
sore, and1 the result is t hat they' shun
this loicality and alone,, but appear to
tell all thle uneighboring rats about it and(
eventually the' house is tentirely aban-.
done.d hv theum, notwvithstaunding the
neighborhood may be teetming wvith rats.
IIITOIte PAniAL....-TheC Rich
mond W/dyii asks :Can any one think
of Thad. Steven's Comemittee oi Rie
construc:tion without beingr reni ind(ed
ofi Alaurat's4 C'ommitte;,of Public Weil
fare ; or of thie assembling of the for
t ieth Congress on thme 4th March' next,
immedo(iately on the audjournn.ont of
the thirt p-nitnth Congress, without re
collectinig the .Conventtion, en pqsman
eneand the Long Parliament ? And
can any on~e shu ut from hmfs thoughts
the knowledgevhat entne of those,
and the appreh#fuion whmaF may come
of these ?
Thme Hon. William Johnson. P~re.i
'lent o)f the Ohairhotfo ardd Co,lumbnia
*Railroad. 'has donatod to AIs M. A.
Bume, of Columbia. S. .O,, a plantatiotn
e .L9acres, on a high and healr.hiy-ridge
cj~~ ool anid gushing Ppring of pure
aw.tofo~r a proponsed school or cole
for mntltgen-t orphians.-rcange.
Ii POnTANT, soisios.---Tho Salisbury
(N. C.) Banner sayst:
i It is repoitedl .that Gov. Wortli has been
noititul by UE. Siogjes,nilitary comman
dant of that depar.tment., that 'hero shall be
p nmore corporel ptiedshment in' north
,ardlina,for at.y catlo
Wterebpon the Augdsta - Constitutionalit
Mark that--"for any cause." bothers
and schoolmasters will please notice. . It
would he worth while investigating whethet
(en. Sickles Is Interested in Mrs. Winslow's
Soothing Syrup or not. "No more corpo
real punishment." Fudge! We wager
that ev%ry fond paront in,North Carolini
will r-'ninister double'doses of spanking,
till tlhe notitication of Gen. Sickles be re.
voke.l. Unitappy babes of the nursor'y I
Unlucky urchins at Let heboy's Hall I TJis
i% an argument a posteriori, and from its
origin evidently "Sicklied over with the pale
Burr.1r.o IIuNTIsua Msns EASY.-A West.
ern oxchango says that about,a month ago,
a party of young men hired a sleeping car
in PhHadelphia. which they stored with all
the luxuries and necessaries desired for a
bufftlo hunt, and traveled in it all the way
to Fort Riley. Two miles from Fort Riley
the party hires'ambulances. which convey.
cl-them between two and three. hundred
milea distant, where hords of buffaloes were
grazing. Having killed #e or six of the
huge animals, and enjoyed themselves to
their hearts' content, the party returned,
having been about three weeks, and
having jralel the whole distance from
Philadelphia to Forteliley in a single sleep
Fnx.---About 2 o'clock, on Sunday morn.
Inc, a firo broke out it the work.shop of
Mr. M. IF. Berry, (attaohed to the carriage
ware-room of Messrs. Brennan & Carroll,)
whio't, with its entire contents, consisting
of nhinet and carriage-maker's tools, wat
entirely constmed. Owing to the exertiont
of the tiremen;.assisted by the rain, the fir
waR conirned to the portion of the build.
ing in.which it originated, although, at on(
tim,e it was feare( that Messis. B. &?.'e
entire establishment would- be swept off
The fire is behiaved to have originated
from an imptdperl4 protected stove-pipo
The properly was insured.
The Camden' (S. .) Journal of Sat.
urday says: "Th. steanmer Volunteer,
Cnpt. Garris n arrived at hhrlanding or
Wednesday ast fron Charleston. We
learn it is th intention of Mr. Browne,
tho,ownero the steamers Vance and
Volunteer, t estttVtsh .a regular line o
s1eamers be een Camden and Charles
ton.- We i dcrstntd that t.his was tir
experiment rip, and it has b'ntt nacrr,
.nined, tlhat he. r'nmemovn1 of rqch.ohtvr
titna, theem 'ill h no tiflhc ulty in navi
gating 1h- ver."
Col. Jol; son is not only one'of the
most expert snd successfu) Railroai
men in th S'onth. luti t,nmtde 0"Hervrdhy
higi as a-iiljttl nan' pnblic sp+rited citi
zen, and the above is only one inst-nct
of hi.s patriot'sm itnd noble' . 'iero it c
Cal, Johns ': trond deeds mnnnte
from benesso t ins'imtl-sorl not from
ostentation', - @f( N'C.) Tintes.
if the preeent hard t.imea are to con
tinne, men's clothea may as *ell be tmd<
Even l3righatn Yong's wives arf. af
fecred with the military- spirit; they call
their h'sband Briggy dear.
RA.r, RoAn4.-There is a Bill -nend
ing before theo Georria Lngislatni' to
aid tt Air lino Rail Road connec" ing
At'anma with Anderson, in this State.
It has passed one of' the Houses.
In East Tennessee nine and a hail
cents~ per' pound is tihe outside limit for
por'k, fett. -
JAMES D.i MILNOR,
WXOULD respeetfully itnvite the atten
VVtion of his friends and the
to call and examIne his large'and well' selec
ted STOCK OF GOODS5, which he is uiow of
fering for'sale at greatly reduced prices.
Gents' Fine French Feiliats, .$3.01
Straw Iloodse, '.21
Well Bttckets, . 1.04
Tin Wpre by the quantity at CTeu 01'to
Wholesale prices., ' - -
.Shot, in quahtities of 10 lbs. or mere, 1!
Lohng ,loths at 10 per cent,iess than marked
. A large selection of j.adles and. ilsee
Olov'elid . anid other salt,ers, -Rjbt>ons
many ColoriS andl Widths.~
dcc 15-t f
NOTWIE Is horeby gIven to the creditor
ii of the Estate of W&iMam l,eolgrdus
deceasedl, Ii6 m;onder an .account of their de
mand to mue beteen this data and(t. i
dray of January nexa rpr 'attet.
nov 21-x4 strator0 ,
.NEw Yoni b nber -,Cotton
'rm ntdes of4 6 ptnles 30a34.
Flour firm for ' ijbern ; -sales of 425
barrels at *.16a16.50.
Whea', quiet; Corn I cent lower.
Pork steady ; noy Mess $20.75a21..
Lard lower, at 12a13.
WASHINGTON, December 17._* Mr.
Stunner presented presented the pro
ceedings of.a recent me, ting ot loval
citizens, without respect to color, held
at Norfolk, Va., asking - for the rn-nr.
uniization of the Government of .Vir
Mr. Wade presented a petit.ion for
the reannexation of the city and Count.v
of Alexandria. V., to the District of
Columbia; ordered to lie upon the ta
Mr. Sumner presented a bill to pnn
.ish those who indnce the "ttigration of
free colore.d pe-sons, under -falso pre
In the hoitse, Mr. Washbnrne, of
Illinois, olfered a resolution, directing
th Seelect Committee on the New Or
leans riot to investigate the alleged
frauds in the Now Orleais Custom
House and the appointment of rebels
therein, to the excl'ts ion'of Union men ;
Mr. herding, of Illinois, oflered a
resointif. that the ITonce of Represen
tatives will give its, unfaltering suppgrt
to the Executive Department of the
Government tQ vindicate the time.hon
ored policy of'this Republic naninst for.
eign armed intervnt.ion, which tends te
the destruction of constitnti-nnl lilerty
on this continent, nnd especially con
mend the tone of the national voice it
reference to Mexic6 ; which was adopt
7 P. M.-SI-:\Ar.-On the bill to
repeal the thirtcenth section 'of the Act
to suppiess tVe insurroction,' Mr: Trum
bull said-the real ohject of this sectior
only proposes to take from the Pre:iden
the power to issue. a general proclama
tion of amnesty,
'7 P. M.-Housn.-Schenck ofl'rod
a resolution-rolating to thb published
advertiseoent of the sale of a iegro at
An'napolis, Md., on' the.8th.Doomber,
convicted by tho Circuit Court of Ann
Arundel County, and sentenced to be
sold as a-slave, and directing the Ju
diciary Committoe to inquire into the
sanic, and' to report whether such. pro
ceedings were not' in direet' conflict
with the . Constitution of the United
tod States and with the.Act to prote.t
all persons in the exercise of their civ.il
rights, etc. Stevens said ho wished
to see whether the .inquiry should not
be 'enlarged. He said Ma'rylaud
seems to ho inore bi tpr and mwo im
hued with the old virus~ of slavery than
any ofthe Southern States that hiavc
been conquered. lie said; in his
j udginenb, there, was no such thing 'au
a R,epublican form ,of Government
there, gnd boitopod before.Congrec:
adjourned that 'Reproschitativos Fran
cis and Thomas, of that State, wonkh
move that Congress give Maryland a
Republicau form of 'Government, op
portioning her. representa~tion accord
ing to apd on the basis of populatioth
andeshall moi4ify her, laws so thai mel
~h~~ et be solfi into 'slavery righ
~~r the shadQe of the Capitol
Lawrence thhtn moved to 'amend th
resolution so aq: ireopthe JTudiciat
O'orgiittee to .~* wilatlegislatoi
is necessary ,t6 pre eot 1?j1 citizo%s i:
the enjoyment of liCp, liberty and pre
perty in the,jste rebellIot -States, ei
ceptinging Ten aude. .The res5lutto
was passed as a ad'ed.
LOUISVn.L., Decombr Th
Demnocratio~ Oonventionfor the
- iointmetWa~f ddlegatAes t 8
Con.vontion met yesterday. A numb
of resolutions* were adopted, arnot
which tho"following: That we vie.
with hor*or the.revolutionary design
of the majoriy no}v in power in Con
gress.at as'iingto.n, and that in vfo
of those dangers, we urgently recoit
mend a Meeting of the national Demo
cratio. Contenti>o' in Louisville, at a
early period.' That we request th
Dtocratie.State Oonvention of Ken
tucky to issue a call for such Conven
tion, and tlhtlo suggostl the 1st o
Wa4et.tN Deoember 17.-Gov
Worth, lIon. D. R, Swain, and ex
Governor lluffin, of North Carolina
havo arrived 'hore. They are upo
the o6nmis ions recently appointe<
by the NortCarolina Legislature t
consult with Congress, to see if othe
torins than the copstitutional amend
.ent cannot 'bo -obtained.
A petition was presente,l in th
Ho.~ +.o-day, signed by six. persons
ft ]lens, La.i asking for the im
pAt of the President.
SEVEI AL LARGE WAX DOLLS to b
ralie-1. persons wishing to take ohnucea,
will call at. the Post Office. dto 20 -tf
OTICE is hereby givpn to the creditorq
. of the estate of Elizabeth Sloan. (1o
Oensel, to render an account of their de
mands.within three weeks fron the publica
tion he'reof, as I am about to close the mat
ters of said estate, It. B. SLOAN,
G0DS HAVE FALLEN
\TE have just purchase I at lower pfice
and. otfer for sale at small profts an
other stock of
Lalies Dress Goods,
. Ready Made Clothing,
&c., &c.. &o.
17 Barrels Irish Potatoes,
Best E:nglre Dairy Choese,
Base. lI y .aud t;unpowder Tea,
.Su;r it 1oure -Syrup.
Aatlanl inc Candles,
Just re2eived and for sale by
KETCillIN, MoMASTE R & CO.
Cathoi1rt & Matthe~j.
18I1l to inform their friends
I T'. derstandl. miost emphiaticall'i
h lereafter' we will reqjuiro CA~SiI for alh
clos sold. and no attentio~n will. be paid
ainy order uniless n.comnpanied with the
-100 Buncihies Yarn, '~
50) llprrels bhio Flour,.
20 -Barrels 14. t Sug4',
Also a general assortment of
lardware find Groceries,
-Will.bo sold out, at prices that -defy com..
, Wb *h,h. to settle tip our business entIrely
by the ist. Jarruary, any person having any
settlemeots to, make with us wilt do so by
Slthat-th eand save trouble.
Na'nd'alfter Saturday the 1st inst.,' the
Tunsdersigncd will sell of theIr
Te.4 pe sh' well- asserted mnd
bou that-ARGOAIN8 wilt
- sNe,~i WITHERS & Co.