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IKLIT&BY TEIAL.
We rprapes* m this issnc to givo a. snwmary ?o?
the proceedings in tho case of Messrs. ^toweijs.,?
Kxts and Brar/ar, now being tnedJ^eJSprff'Mili
tary Commission in CharJUiatoTi. We omit tho
order cbhvehingJiv'Commission.
The^wfistfnaTS are defended by Mr- Bubt, of Ab?
beville, and Gen. Conxer, of Charleston.
^The first one of the prisoners arraigned was Mr.
F. G. Stowerf, of 'Georgia. The charges"against
him are, 1st: Attacking with -arms, Forcing and
overcoming a guard of thro military forces of the
United States. Charge 2d. Murder. Charge 8d.
Bobbery. We omit the specifications ur;der the
different charges.
Warren IIowell, a witness for the prosecution,
being sworn, deposed :
That on the 8th of October thero was a guard of
three U. S. soldiers guarding cotton at Brown's
Ferry, there were sixteen bales, it was brought
there 'jy Crawford-Keys, on the Monday and Tues?
day, previous to the 8th October. The guard was
attacked en the night of the 8th of October by a
party, of six men?standing in my yard, saw them
pass "down to the river on foot?my house is three
hundred yards from the river, and ten or fifteen
stops from the road. The first thing I heard after
the party went out of my sight was an order to the
Koldiors to surrender and give up?sthia was at the
Ferry. The Corporal-replied, "Gentlemen you
ought not to blame me as I am not hero of my own
accord." Some one in reply to the Corporal laid,
" God damn you, we have come here to put-you in
the river, and we mean to do it, next thing heard
four guns fired. Threo minutes intervened be?
tween the Corporals rcjly and the firing, next
thing, heard was threo men coming out the gate
riding and three walking, each of the soldiers had
a horse. As the party were returning they or?
dered me to go into my house and stay there. It
was dark at the time no moon shining, did not re?
cognize the voice of the person who gave the or?
der to go into tho house, about two hours after the
occurrcuco went to the Ferry, saw nothing, the
guard was not tb are; on Monday evening Baw
Lieut. Chase and soldiers taking up thoir dead
bodies, examined tho bodies, found that the Cor?
poral was shot through the head from ear to ear,
one of the others shot through the head just above
the ear from side to side, the other was shot
through tho jaw.; know F. G. Stowers, he is a far?
mer and attends to shipping cotton and anything
? of that sort, his boat at tho time of attack on tho
soldiers was lying on the Carolina aide of Savan?
nah River, this boat was brought to the Carolina
iide about sundown on *he 8th October, the cotton
. was on tho landing right; along Bide the boat, saw
Stowcrs at. the Ferry at 12 o'clock on Saturday,
saw him cross from^Lho Georgia to" the Carolina
side on Sunday morning about 9 o'olock, he re?
turned to the Georgia side late Sunday evening,
between three and four o'clock. I put a man across
between-10 and 11 o'clock at night, he was a low
chunky man, dressed in dark clothes all over ; I
was awakened by this man calling from the other
side of tho river,- I went to the river, asked who
called, he answered that his name was Jones, asked
him if he was related to Dr. Jones, he said no, I
asked him his business and where he was going,
he said he had to be at Anderson to .take the train
in the morning; I said if it was not particular bu?
siness I would not come after him, be said it was
particular"; I then went over after him and brought
him over. lie asked me if I drank, I told him I
diu sometimes, but not at that time of night; he
said it was not going to hurt mc ; he had a bottle
of liquor in his hand; he appeared like he did not
want me to know him. He kept his horse between
me and him all the time crossing. After wo got
over he said I would have to change some money
ta pay his ferrage. I asked him to come to tho
light where the guard was. He then asked mo to
wait fcr the money until Friday; Psaid I could hot ;
he then said you will have to change money for
mo; I said then come to the light; he replied no,
I will be satisfied with what you say; I then
.-changed the money for him; he did not come to
the light; he tried to keep his horse between him?
self and me ; after I gave him the money ho went
away towards Anderson ; in about half hour after
tho party mado their appearance going to the Fer?
ry ^ I do not know that this man was one of the
party?I did not recognize any of the party.
Saturday, January 20.
Wi tness Howtij. again examined:
An the party were going to, and returning from
the Ferry, I recognised five of tho number?the
other I did not recognize; I recognized Crawford
Key:?, Robt. Keys, Peter Keys, Elisha Byrum and
F. G. Stowcrs. I did not make this statement
yesterday, as I have to-day, because I knew when
I w /nt home I would go in the same way; I havo
heard of threats of violence ngainst me.
Cross-examined by accused:
l uring the time i remained at Andenon,' de?
tained as a witness, Col. Brown, of theU. S. Array,
told me of threats that were ma.de against me?my
wife also wretc to me about them ; I never heard j
of any threats that Stowers made against me; I
?expected threats, because I had reported the whole
thing at Anderson. I have not said to any one,
that I did not recognize any of the parties ; I have
not called Sod to witness that I did not know who
thoy were; I withed to tell no body what I knew,
excepting the authorities, who had a riglit to know
what I knew. I met Willis Dickenson on Monday
morning, "ho asked me if I knew anything of the
pirty coaoerned?I answered I did not know whoth
er I did or aot> Tho only reply I made to persons
cjuestioning mo concerning the affair, except the
military authorities, was, that I did not know
whether I kaow^any of tho parties or net. Stow?
ers cultivated land on the S. C. side, and was in i
the habit of crossing over tho river frequently;
.Stowers boat woabrought over to the & C. side on,
Sunday evening, the 8th Octoher by parties who
wanted to cross the Ferry ; on Wednesday hajpame.
and got it; it remained until he come and got it.
After the boat was brought over to the Carolina
tide, there was no other boa.t or batteau or other
means of crossing from the Georgia to the South
Caraliiia side, at, or near the landing. Mr. Alford
?*8 with Mr. Stowers on aolh occasions, when he
crossed the river ou tho 8th October.
; Monday, Ja2- 22.
Cross-examined by counsel for accused :?
I heard of a Proclamation by the Governor offering
a reward for the arrest and conviction of the mur?
derers, after my arrest; since I came to Charles?
ton, I have been confined in the same room with'
other witnesses, until about two weeks ago, when I
was examined by Col. Willard, of the ?. S. A., af?
ter which. I was permitted to go about the city in
tho day timo without a guard. After the adjourn?
ment of the- Court, after Friday's proceedings, I
was taken, and confined to a cell by myself?I do
not know by whose order I was so confined?I
was visited by no one bet the Corporal, had no
conversation with any one, was instructed by the
guard not to. talk to any one relative to the- case;
I have twice before this bcen.examined. relative to
the tragedy at BroKu's Ferry ; -the party could not
handily havo got to the Ferry without my seeing
them.
Questioned by the Court:
I recognized tho voice of the party who '.old me
to.go into ay aouse-HfiTwia Peter Keys. Tho
man callrngTvimsclf. Jones, "who crossed the river
rpfleviou? to the arrival iof- the-others, was riding a
dark colored horsey innd soon the horse before
in Robt. Keys' possession when hauling the cotton
there ;-saw Robert Keys riding him ; saw Peter
Keys riding hrnn 1 recognized the party calling
himself Jones?it was Peter Keys.
This closed Howel's testimony.
W. P. Brows, a witness for the prosecution, be?
ing duly sworn, deposed:
I reside at Brown's Ferry?was at home on the
evening and night of the 8th October?my house
is three hundred yards from the Ferry, and seven
or eight steps from the road, and about sixty-five
or seventy yards '-from Howel's house. Howel
was at homo on. the night referred to ; I went to
"bed that night about 8 o'clock ; was awaked by
ssme one hallooing at the river; heard Howel's
name called ; he went down to the river, and re?
turned soon after, accompanied by a man on horse?
back; he passed on, and not long after, I saw
from my window six or seven men pass on to the
Ferry; heard them order the guard, "Throw down
your arms, you damned rascals;" heard a cap
burst about the time the first words were spoken ;
thero was * murmur of voices, a stamping of feet;
a few minutes after heard an order, "Fall in here,
men;" shortly after, the report of three or four
guns firing at the same time ; then I heard direct?
ly after, "It's time we wore gone ;" presently
Ihres men passed on horseback, followed closely
by some men on foot; they all went on towards
Anderson ; I think I knew two of the men as they
went down ; I recognized F. G. Stowors and Craw?
ford Keys; the next day I saw where horses had
been hitched about twenty yards from tho road,
and about three hundred yards from my house; I
saw the dead bodies of the soldiers on Monday
about 1 or 2 o'clock; two of them appeared to
have been shot in the head, did not notico the
other one.
Cross-examined:
I was induced to believe Stowers was of the par?
ty from his general appearance, his dress, it look?
ed liko him ; his dress was cotton, the same that I
had seen him have on that day; his clothes were
of a kind of blue mixed ; he wore a light colored
felt hat; I do not think I could be mistaken ; I
belicvo Stowers was one of the men I saw.
Wehxesdat, Jan. 24.
Dr. Pillsbcbt and Lieut. Chase were both ex?
amined for the prosecution. We omit their testi?
mony, as it relates to circumstances arising after
the murder, to wit: Searching for and examin?
ing tho dead bodies, measuring the ground, and
inspecting the localities.
Mr. Elias John Earle, witness for the defence,
being sworn, deposed :
I reside in Anderson District; havo known
Howel generally since my boyhood; his character
for truth and veracity is bad ; I would not believe
him on his oath. I know W. P. Brown. On the
morning after the murder, he told me he did not
think he knew any of the parties. I know F. G.
Stowers; have known him for 30 years; his gen?
eral character is good; he has been Sheriff of the
county in which he resides; I think twice elected
to the State Senate.
Cross-examined;
My opinion as to Howel's. credibility is based
upon facts within my own knowledge, and upon
statements that I have heard others make concern
ing him; I have no personal ill-feeling against
Howel; Howel's general character before and
since the murder was bad; I Would not believe
him on his oath before or since the murder; How?
el's oath is so unreliable that it is hard to say
whether I would believe him on 'oath, even were
the statements ho made contrary to his interests
and safety; I might believe him under such cir?
cumstances, but I would not hold myself bound to
believe him under any circumstances; if Howel
were to make any statement under oath, the effect
of which would be to damage his standing, or to
make him fear that his life was endangered there?
by, 1 would consider it unreliable.
A. 0. Nonius, Esq., a witness for tho defense,
being sworn, doposed?
That he had known Warren Howel for a number
of years, almost from infancy ; his general char?
acter for voracity was not good ; have known his
general character for ten or fifteen years; would
not believe him on oath; would not have believed
him on oath at any time beforo or since the mur?
der; I know F. G. Stowers; have known him
about fifteen years; his general character is good ;
he is a peaceable man, has held office of trust in
his State; he has been Senator in Georgia.
Cross-examined:
My opinion of his character is derived from facts
in my personal knowledge, as well as from the
statements of others; do not think Mr. Howell a
person of considerable importance in tho commu?
nity of Anderson.
'Examined by the Court:
I cannot say that Howell would swear falsely
when it would be immediately and directly against
' bis interest to do so; his vocation has been that of
a common laborer.
FniDAr, January 26,
Governor J. L, Orr, a witness for the defense,
being duly sworn deposed: p
I know tho accused, Mr. Stowers, I have known
him personally about twelve yoars, have known
him by reputation somewhat longer ; I esteem him
from the reputation which he has enjoyed among
his friends and neighbors?a man of good charac?
ter, respectability, and of influence. As far as I
know or have heard of his reputation, was that of
a quiet, orderly citizen, until the present allega?
tion against him. This is the first charge I ever
! heard affecting his character. He hag held office
of trust in his State?he was a State Senator in the
Legislature of Georgia?how long I don't know;
my impression is that previous to that time ho fill?
ed some office in his county.
Cross-examined:
I never heard of hiB having been charged with
haying shot a man, previovs to the present case;
from my acquaintance with him, and the commu?
nity in which he resides, I think I would have
known of such a charge if it had been in general
circulation. Thero has been a great deal of inter?
course between my town and his neighborhood, as
the town in which I reside is the market place for
thai community, and if suoh a report had been in
circulation J think I should have heard it, I do
not know.anything in his life or conduct which
would bo likely to" excite his neighbors to prcfor &
false charge of crime against him.
R. E. Thompson, a witness for the defense wtf5
sworn, and deposed ;
I know Howell, have known-hinv ten years, per?
haps longer; he was raised in my neighborhood;
his general reputation for veracity iB not very
good';, ever since I have known him, I was thrown
with Howell5 for nearly three months, in the win?
ter of 64-65, by reason of such intercourse, I have
had the opportunity of forming an estimate of his
character, I would not from his general character
believo him upon his oclh, I would not beiiove him
upon his oath from what I know of him.
Cross examined;
I do not know whether ho would swear falsely
or not, if it was to hie interest to telj the truth,
u ^
?think he-just as soon would as not either way ; I
mean for you to understand, that Howel'-s truth
would not 'be effected, bj the fact of his baring or
not having an interest."
W. A. Dickson, was next examined as a witness
'for the defense, and deposed; that he had known
Howel about eight months ; I saw him next morn?
ing after "the murder, between daylight and sun
up; he told me about tho murder; that ho had
soen the party as they went down to the ferry;
also, as they returned, but that he did not know
any of them ; I met him again on Tuesday night;
and upon being told that he would bo arrested
next morning; to see if he knew anything about'
the murder or not, he replied : "Very well, they
could come and arrest him ; that as God was his
judge, he did not know a man in tho crowd; he
said, one of the men spoke to him as they came
back from the river ; spoke to him very short, and
told him to go back in the house, or he would shoot
his head off; said, he did not know who it wa3
spoke to him ; Howel's general character for ve?
racity, is pretty bad; he has had this character
ever since I knew him; he bears a bad character
generally; I would not believe him upon his oath.
Monday, January 26.
Mr. M. T. Glenn, a witness for tho defense, be?
ing sworn, deposed; that in tho forepart of the
day, on the 8th October, he was at Church, at Ree
h.imab, on the S. C. side, and in the afternoon, at
Mount Zion, about two miles from the Ferry, on
the Georgia side; returned about sunset; met
Stowers and Mr. Alford, about half mile from the
river going home; I crossed tho river in the boat
belonging to Mr. Stowers, with my brother and
tiro of the soldiers; the soldiers were ahead of us,
and had got in tho boat, and were just in the
act of starting off when we came up ; I asked them
if we could cross with them; they said, certainly;
and we all crossed together; the boat was hitched
up to a tree, on the S. C. side; saw tho boat at
the same place next day; saw Howel on Monday
after the murder, about 3 o'clock ; heard him say,
that he saw the men who had passed his house;
that he spoke to them; but did not know them ;
saw Howel some three or four days later; was
passing his house after night; he said, some peo?
ple thought he and Brown would go the same way
as the soldiers ; he said, no person need not inter?
rupt him about it, for God knows, he knew nothing
about it; no vessel was left on the Georgia side,
when Stowers' boat was brought to the S. C. side;
1 have' known Stowers ten or twelve years; his
general character is good ; never heard anything
else; never heard anything against him; I live
about two miles or two and a half from Stowers.
Mr. J. G. Richakdson, a witness for the accused
was next duly sworn, who deposed; that he knew
Stowers for about twenty years; his general char?
acter is good ; he is a peaceable man; I have run
boats on the river wtth him ; we were to have
started with a boat on Saturday before the murder
was committed, but could not start on account of
his steersman being sick, and he would have to get
another; Stowers was to have come with the boat;
the steersman that was to have gone with him, is
now dead ; with the new steersmen, the boat was
to have started on Monday morning; we were to
have met by sun up ; on Monday morning we car?
ried some flour and cotton down to the river; we
met at the river ; myself, Mr. Stowers, and three
of his own hands; the boat was on the Carolina
side, and we could not get it; Mr. Brown having
gone off, and left word that no boat was to be
moved until he returned; there was no boat of
any kind on the Georgia side that morning ; when
we found we could not get the boat, Mr. Stowers
and I, went back home; I saw Stowers on Sunday
night, between 9 and 10 o'clock, at his own house;
my business was, to see what day he was going to
start his boat; I called him, and he came cut to
the gate in his night clothes; he only had on his
shirt and drawers ; we talked together about five
minutes, when he went back in the house, and I
went home; his family, I think, had gone to bed;
we arranged to meet next morning at the Ferry;
on Tuesday morning, we left with the boat for Au?
gusta; expected to take in freights at different
points along the River; our destination was Sa?
vannah ; wo arrived in Augusta, on Friday after
we left; I staid till the next Friday evening, and
left him there ; he was arrested on Monday evo
ning, about dark; before he was arrested, we staid
ono or tiro nights in AuguBta, and the rest of the
time in the boat; he was in the boat when arrested;
beforo his arrest, Stowers had bought four boats,
and he was making arrangements to load these
boats to go to ?tvannah ; Stowers after his arrest,
was not, for two days, put into close confinement;
but was allowed to go about the city, attended by
but one guard.
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Congressional.
Waiisinqtox, Jan. 29.?The Senate discussed
tho bill to provide forthc protection of all persons,
without distinction to race or color, in their civil
rights. Turnbull offered to amend by inserting that
all persons of African descent born in the U. S. are
citizens thereof, and mado a speech in support of
the bill.
Saulsbury replied, contending that the liberties
of tho white was entitled to some consideration,
and that it was time to cease shedding tears for
the negro.
A resolution was offered, and referred to the
Committee on Naval Affairs, tendering to Admiral
Farragut and his officers, for their conduct in Mo?
bile bay, in August, 1864, the thanks of Congress.
In the House, Raymond, of New York, refuted
Ihe positions of those who maintained that the
Southern States arc out of the Union. This he de?
nied, and maintained that Congress has no more
power to do anything against them than against
any othei; States. The Southern States having re?
organized, the only question was the admission of
their representatives. Congress" shonld act separ?
ately on the cases from eacli district, and admit
those wno can take the oath. We have to live with
the South, and, good policy, as well as patriotism
should induce them to reconciliation. He said (he
House owed It. to their dignity to repudiate the se?
lect committee on reconstruction; all the paper
constitutions written wibuld not save the country,
unless thero was sufficient patriotism among the
people.
January 31.?In tho House, Stevens, from the
Committee on Reconstruction, reported the Consti?
tutional amendment on yesterday. The House re?
fused to amend by striking out the direct taxation
clause. Stevens made a speech alluding to the
President in caustic terms. He said that he had
violated the privileges of the House, by making i
commanos while the House was engaged in the
consideration of an important question. Such an
act centuries ago, would have cost a British King
his head. But We are tolorant of usurpation. At the
conclusion of his remarks the vote was taken and
the Constitutional amendment passed.
January 31.?The Senate was engaged in the
discussion of tho bill protecting all persons in
their rights.
Captain John Brooke, of the Confederate navy,
and who holds a high posiiion in the world of
science as the inventor of the " Brooks gnns," has
been appointed to a Professorship in the Wash
^ ington Institute.
J M\t $iifel%nm\
THURSDAY MOBNIKG, FEB. 8, 1866."
JAMES A. HOYT, Editor.
ig?" The article on our first page headed "Oea
dition of Uncle Sam?For the Information of his
Nephews and Nieces," is from the Charleston
News?we omitted to give the credit at the proper
I place.
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The trial of Mr. F. G. Stowebs has not yet
been concluded. We hope in the next issue to em?
brace in our summary all the proceedings that may
transpire up to the time of our going to press,
which for reasons, unnecessary to mention, we
have been unable to do this week.
SOT We are requested to state that a Conven?
tion of the Physicians of this District will be held
I at Anderson C. H., on Saturday the 17th ingt., for
the purpose of conferring upon important matters
that concern the fraternity. A full attendance is
desired.
OUR A?EST Iff CHARLESTON.
Mr. Thomas P. Slider, at the Mills House, is
our only authorised Agent in the City of Charles?
ton, to receive advertisements. Merchants and
others in the metropolis can ascertain terms for ad?
vertising by calling upon him.
MILLER'S ALMANAC.
This popular Almanac is again before the pub?
lic. We have received several copies from Messrs.
Duffik & Cuapmak, Booksellers and Stationers,
Newberry C. H. These gentlemen will, send Mil
Icr's Planter's and Merchant's Almanac for 18GP,
by Mail, at 25 cents each, or $2.50 per doxen, post
paid. Send your orders.
WRONG CREDIT.
Fame is hardly worth having unless the proper
I authorship is attributed by those who cater for the
! public. A few weeks ago the Intelligencer exerted
itself to give the Mills House a docent puff, and
our friends of the Greenville Mountaineer have
copied the same as emanating from the Anderson
Gazette, which journal has been defunct for sev?
eral years. We hope our cotemporary wili not
deem us captious about small matters, but really
it is annoying to find one's productions attributed
to another, and that other a deceased member of |
the craft. It would be provoking indeed, if a man
should full in furious battle, and the fame of his
prowess and deeds heralded to he world as those
of a comrade. We reverse this case, however, and
are not willing to become a pensioner upon the
reputation of a worthy journal now extinct.
THE CAROLINA SPARTAN.'
The revival of country papers continues, and we
shall soon greet the appearance of nearly all the
once familiar faces in our sanctum. In many in?
stances new helmsmen are guiding the old barques,
but among the novices there is displayed the ac?
tivity, energy and ability ^rbich marked the con?
duct of the press of South Carolina in other days.
This week wc have the pleasure of welcoming to'|
life the sterling, time-honored Spartan, which is
revived under the management of F. M. Tbimmieb
as the editor and publisher. The neat typographi?
cal appearance and admirable melange of reading
matter is sufficient guarantee that the Spartan has
fallen into worthy hands and will command a full
share of support from the intelligent citizens of
Spartanburg. The salutalory of Mr. Tbimhieb is
a model of taste and propriety. We extend a cor?
dial greeting, and wish for him unbounded success,
minus the ills to which an editor's life is heir.
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STRAYED ! STOLEN !! OR CUPID-NAPPED !!!
Dressed up in store-clotbes, from head to foot,
and left this office on or about the 30th of last
month, the Editor and Pbopbietob of this paper.
Some think he has undoubtedly been captured?
others think he has vamoosed into another State?
and a rumor is in circulation that he has been se?
riously sufforing from an affection of the heart,
and has retired for treatment.
Any information of his whereabouts will be
thankfully received by tho "DEVIL"
The " Devii. " of this establishment seems greatly
eonccrncd about the Editor, who having passed
through the ordeal of war of tho last four years,
nothing daunted, is now patronizing the institution
of matrimony?he is off enjoying the blissful sweets
of tho honeymoon ; and wc trust and believo that
he will return satisfied that ha is on the right road
to fortune, to fame, and to happiness.
Hymen is playing the deuce with the hearts of
our young men, as is evidenced by our Editor
being unable fo resist him.
News Items.
All the fast nags in the Soutli are going to Mo?
bile to engage in the spring races.
Thirteen divorces were recently granted in
Franklin county, Vermont.
The Richmond hotels arc reducing their rales to
three dollars per day.
Both branches of the Tcnneseeo Legislature
have passed a bill allowing colored people to testi?
fy in courts of justice.
The bridges on the Western &. Atlantic railroad
have been repaired. Cars passed through to Chat?
tanooga on the 23d, and trains are now running
regularly as heretofore between Atlanta and Chat?
tanooga.
The House of Delogatcs of West Virginia have
unanimous adopted a resolution returning to the
State of Virginia the bronze statue of Washington,
taken from Lexington, Virginia, when that place
was captured by the United States forces.
It is stated that a bilf will soon be introduced in
Congress abolishing the position of naval officer
and surveyor of customs at the principal ports of
entry in the United States, on the ground that
they arc mere sinecures, andean be dispensed with
without detriment to tho service.
Japan must be a good place to go to. It is said
that you can buy a first class house there for thir?
ty dollars, and live comfortably in it for two cents
a day. Servants charge fifty cents a month, and
a horse and groom may be had for tho same time
for one dollar and fifty cents.
It is stated that letters from influential conserv.
atives in the New England States arc pouring into
Washington urging their Senators and Represen?
tatives to avoid a rupture with the Executive, and
to abide, as far as possible, by the policy he has
seen fit to mark out for the restoration of tho
Union.
Tho Herald's Richmond correspondence states
that one of the Virginia delegation to Congress
has telegraphed to Richmond from Washington
that it is the intention of President Johnson to
supersede the present State Government by a pro?
visional one. The report had created consterna?
tion in judicial and political circles. The Presi?
dent's reported determination is generally attribu?
ted t'o the conduct of the Legislature.
There is a powerful movement throughout the
Northwest in favor of free trade and th3 modifica
tion -of the protective tarilf Lo a'revenue basis.
Free trade leagues aro being organized in the lead?
ing towns and cifies.- The-Chicago league has
been fully OTganizcd-'and the names of many lead?
ing citizens of both political parties appear in tho
list of officers.
The Atlanta Inte?igencerlearns that Col. E. 31,
Gait, who commanded at the close of the war the
" First Regiment Georgia State Line," died recent?
ly in Ac worth. Be was a gallant gentleman and
loaves many friends to mourn his loss.
The Lynchburg Virginian states that a privat?
letter from J. A. Eariy, written at Havanna, the
23d of December, states that he would sail from
that place the next morning for Vera Cruz, and go
thence to tho city of Mexico.
The National Banks in New Tork, Massachusetts,
and other States, which have more than their ap?
portionment of national currency, will probably
have the amounts of notes which they are author?
ized to issue recalled, in order to effect a fair ap?
portionment in the Southern States.
The Holly Springs Reporter says that the negroes
are contracting in that county, but adds, that "if |
all the freedmen in the county were now employed
on the farms, not one half of the open land could
?be cultivated the present year for the want of la?
bor, as several thousand of our best field laborers
have left during the war, and but few have re?
turned."
A Nashville paper says: " At the present time,
much difficulty is experiencd in obtaining laborers,
both in the :ity and country ; not only is this the
case in various localities throughout the South,
but the same scarcity is felt at the North. Gen.
Fisk lately received a communication from a rail?
road company iu Michigan, asking for 400 negroes
to work on the read, but the request could not be
granted. From forty to fifty negroes enter into
contracts at the office of Judge Lawrence every
day, a large number t> ng discharged soldiers.?
We learn that a portion of them go into various
parts of this State, and quite a number into other
Southern States."
General Custis Lee holds a Professorship in the
Washington Institute, and resides wit!-, his father.
inmcmol.
MARRIED, on Tuesday evening, February 1,
1806, by Rev. David Simmons, Mr. Lei Lindxb.
and Sliss M. Lou Webb, all .of Hart County, Ga.
Special Itofitts.
HIRAM LODGE, No. 68, A/. F.\ M.\
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF HIRAM
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Rcom on MON?
DAY NIGHT, March 5th, I860, at h-ilf-past saven
o'clock. Brethren will take duo notice anu govern
themselves accordingly.
By order of the W.\ M.\
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
Jan. 4, 1866 29 3
Burning Bush Chapter, No. 7, R.\A.\M.\
A REGULAR CONVOCATION OF BURNING
BUSH CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on MONDAY NIGHT, March 12, 1866, at
half-past seven o'clock. Companions will assem?
ble without further notice..
By order of the M.-.E.-.H.-.P..?
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
Jan 18, 18fi? 31 3
Kerosine Oil,
CHIMNEYS FOR KEROSINE LAMPS,
LAMP WICKS, &c,
For sale by
W. H. NARDIN & Co.
Feb 8, 1866_3jJ_
Axle Grease,
JUST RECEIVED,
And for sale by
W. H. NARDIN & CO.
Feb 8, 1866 34
COXES' GELATINE, *
JUST RECEIVED,
And for sale by
-W. II. NARDIN & CO.
Feb 8, 1866_34_
Lig-ro-ine Fluid,
A FRESH supply of Fluid, and EX?
PRESS LANTERNS, made to bum Lig
ro-ine Fluid, for sale by
W. H. NARDIN & CO.,
No. 7, Brick Range.
Feb 8, 1866_34_;
COOPERS' ISINGLASS,
JUST RECEIVED,
And for sale by
W. H. NARDIN & CO. '
Feb 8, 1866 . 84
Spauldings Prepared Glue,
LARGE SUPPLY,
Just received, and for ealo by
W. H. NAN PIN & CO.,
No.'7, Brick Range.
Feb 8, 1866 34
Cliamgre of* Schedule on Blue
Ridge I?uilz*oaxl.
ON and after Saturday the 10th inst., the Trains
on the Blue Ridge Railroad will leave Anderson
for Pendleton and Wallmlla, on Wednesdays and
Saturdays, after the arrival of tho Greenville. &
Columbia Railroad Trnins. *?
Will leave Walhalla on Mondays at 2 o'clock,
a. m., connecting with the down Train of Green?
ville & Columbia Railroad.
Will leave Walhalla on Wednesdays at 11 o'clock,,
a. m.
Will leave Walhalla on Saturdays' at 11 o'clock,
W. H. D. GAILLARD,
Superintendent B. R. R. R.
The Columbia Phoenix and Charleston
Courier will copy once a week for three weeks.
Feb 8, 1806 34
? ?s? ? ? . - ?
INTotice. .
ALL persons having demands against SULLI?
VAN & SLOANS, T. ? BENSON & CO., or the
undersigned, are requested to file a statement of
their claims with B. F. Whitner, Esq., at Anderson
C H., on or before the first day of March next.
JOHN T. SLOAN.
Feb. 1, 1866 34 2
jjgy* Keoweo Courier copy twice.
Notice.
THERE will be a meeting of the General Board
of Roads for Anderson District at Anderson Court
House on the First Friday in March next, at 11
o'clock, a. m. All members failing to attond will
certainly be fined according to law.
By order of Chairman of Board.
JASPER BROWN, Sec. Protem.
Feb 8, 1860 34 1
Cotton Seed for S?le?
I HAVE some Cotton Bccd I will sell on very mod?
erate terms for cash or short credit. Apply at
once to JOHN CUNNINGHAM.
Jan 25, 1866 - 32 2
W. a JEFFERS & GO,
RECEIVING
- and -; -'? ? :
Forwarding1 Agents,
GEXEKAI COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
COLUMBIANS. C.
THANKFUL for tho patronage heretofore so lite
orally extended, they hope by prompt attention to
merit a continuance
Feb 1, I860 33 " 1m
Greenville & Columbia Rail RoaJ.
dsKERAt S?PEWJJT?SD8XT'8 0?FICK,
Columbia, Jan. 28, 1866.
On and after Wednesday, 31st inst., the Passenger
Trains ?will be run daily, (Sunday'a excepted) as
follows:
Leave Columbia at ? - 6 00 i. D.
" Allston, . . . 11 00 .
" Newberry, - ?. 12 60 p. m.
Arrive at Abbeville, - 8 00 "
*' . ?? Anderson, - - 8 10 *?
*< ? Greenville, - 0 00 **
Leave Greenville at - ? 4 30 a. m.
.?? Anderson, - 5 30 ??
" Abbeville, ? 7 45 ?
" Newberry, - ? 1 10 p. nu
Arrive at Alston, - - 2 65
Columbia, - 8 00
There will be about seven miles of staging still
between Freshleys and Alston ; passengers will b*
furnished with tickets through, including the Road*
Stage and Ferry?sixty pounds baggage only, allowed
on the Stage to one seat.
L. B. LaSALLE, Geu'l Supt.
Feb. 1_33 tf
FOR SALE.
500 BUSHELS BOYD'S PRO*
LIFFIC COTTON SEED.
For sale at
BROWN & SMITH'S,
$o. 12, Granite Row.
Jan 25, 1866 32_.
BEWLE7, KEESE & CO,,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In
Dry Goods, Grocerie?,
HARDWARE, &c.
ANDERSON, C. H., S. O.
Jan 25, 1866 32 " ly
Gr. M. JONES,
DENTIS T,
Begs leave to inform his friends and customers
that he is prepared to execute all work in his line
with promptness and despatch, and in the latest
approved style. Teeth mounted on the Vulcan
ized India Rubber plan. A share of patronage
solicited. Terms cash or provisions. Prices mod*
erate.
Office up-stairs, over J. Scott Murray's Law Of?
fico.
Jan 25, 1866 32 6za
State Tax Collectors
AND COMMISSIONERS'TO APPROVE PUBLIC
SECURITIES, are hereby notified that the Act of
December, 1865, "To raise supplien," &c, (Sec.
8,) requires "The Treasurer to cause the official
bonds of the several Tax Collectors of this State
to be. examined by the Commissioners appointed in
their respective Tax Districts to approve pnblia
securities, and if the said bonds are found to bo
sufficient and satisfactory, they shall re-affirm their
original approval thereof: but if found insuffi?
cient, mid unsatisfactory, they shall require the
same to be rc-cxccuted and renewed with good and
sufficient sureties." The POST OFFICE and AD?
DRESS of each Tax Collector, and of each Chair?
man of the Board of Commissioners, must bo fur?
nished to me without delay, so that information as
to the penalty of each bond and the names of the
sureties thereto may be forwarded. If Commis?
sioners should adjudge any bond to be insufficient
and unsatisfactory, they will immediately give no?
tice thorcof to the Treasurer or Comptroller-Geft
eral. WM. HOOD, State Treasurer.
Statk TaKASDRV OrFici, Columbia, January*
Feb. 1,1866. 33 2
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S OFFICE.
TAX COLLECTORS ore hereby notified that thjfrf''
bonds must be Approved by the Commissioners to
approve public securities, in accordance with, the
foregoing notice of the Treasurer, before Ike lint
of April next, otherwise they will not be author?
ized to proceed to collect payments of taxes after
making their assessments.
JAMES A. BLACK,
Comptroller-General.
tf?T All papers in the State give one weekly in?
sertion for two consecutive weeks.
Feb 1, 1866_33 3
Dissolution of Copartnership.
THE FIRM OF STRINGER, COX & McGEE,
Merchants, hus been dissolved by mutual consent.
Mr. George W. Cox having purchased .the interest*
of Andrew J. Stringer and W. Sanford McGee,. in
the Books of Accounts and Notes due to said firm,
is alone responsible for all debt* due by tho firm.
This 27th day of January, 1866.
ANDREW J. STRINGER,
GEORGE W. COX,
W. SANFORD McGEE. - \
Belton, S. C._33_3
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
ANDERSON DISTRICT.
WHEREAS, Eliza Galley has applied tome for
Letters of Administration on the Estate of Alfred
Gailey, deceaeod :
These are therefore to cite and admonish all end
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased
to be "and appear at my office on the 7th day of
February, 1866, to show cause, if any they can,
why said Administration should not be granted.
HERBERT HAM?OND, o.a.?.
Jan 24, 186C 33 2
NOTICE.
ALL persons indebted to Wm. Sherard, deceased,
will plciuc mako payment immediately, and those
having claims ogaiiibt the estate will present their
demands properly attested.
T. A. & D. J. SHERARD.
Jan 11, 1866 * 30 4
C. GEAVELEY,
NO. ?5?, JEast Bfay,
CHARLESTON, S. C,
HAS received direct from Liverpool an Invoice ?/
BRADES PATENT HOES,
CROWN HOES,
TRACE CHAINS,
CUTLERY, of all Jrinds,
And other desirable
HAED TV A. ? E , o
for sale at
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
Fob X, 1866 33_ lm
Spirits Turpentine,
FOR SALE BY THE BARREL,
AT
75 CENTS PEE GALLON.
FISHER & LOWRANCB,
Columbia, S. C.
Feb 1, 1866_33__ 2
Cotton Seed.
FIVE HUNDRED BUSHELS OF COTTON SEED
for sale, or to exchange for Corn, by
J. L. A3?'
Feb 1. 1806 33

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