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Ihoisday Morning, November 1, 1866.
EDITORIAL VISIT AST.
We were pleased to- meet h? oar office, on Mon?
day last, the accomplished and courteous editor of
" the South Carolinian, F. G. DeFontainb, Esq., who
ig oa a flying visit to this regoii?. The labors of
the tripod seem to deal lightly with our brother,
and we are rejoiced-to learn that his excellent pa?
per is in like healthy condition. May both editor
and journal iive to a green old age !
THE DISTRICT CODBT.
We learn that the- District Court, Hon. J. Scott
Mcceay presiding, will eonvene in special session
this/Thursday) morning, at 11 o'clock, in the
Coin* House, for the purpose of drawing juries
and qualifying officers of the Court. All cases of
Jarceny, misdemeanor, vagrancy and bastardy are
made returnable to this- Court, the first regular
session of which will be held on the second Mon?
day in January next. The Court, however, is al?
ways open, and all business may be transacted
which can be attended to at Chambers.
The Bickens Courier asks if it is right for ex?
changes publishing Gen. Hakpton's speech at
Walhalla, or extracts therefrom, to omit the credit
duo that journal as the first which re-produced it
in print. Frankly, wo acknowledge to being par
ticeps criminis in this affair, but at the same time
must declare that it was our belief the aforesaid
speech appeared in several papers simultaneously,
the Courier not coming to hand promptly that
week, and its namesake of Charleston; producing
tho speech without credit. This oiroumstance mis?
led us, and. we doubt not that others will urge the
came plea. "Our esteemed cotemporary" can
^lajte the application.
The active and enterprising firm of Bewley,
Heese. & Co~ are out this morning in a series of
attractive advertisements, to which we invite the
attention of all oar readers. Their stock of goods
is -complete in every department, and customers
will find these gentlemen ready to meet all their
wants in the way of supplies. Give them a call at
once, as the large stock is daily being reduced by
the encroach meats of friends upon their assort?
. ?Uxtm> Bbown, Jr., No. 10 Granite Row, has
just returned from Charleston with a ohoice and
extensive supply of goods, which he offers to the
public at reasonable prices. We can especially
recommend his stock of Boots and Shoes, Hats, &c.
Confessing ignorance in the Dry Goods line, we
' can only state that' the stock of this gentleman is
Taried and'large, and our lady friends would do
WcU to examine for themselves.
C. A. Reed & Dobbins announce that they have
. just received additions to their general stock of
merchandize, which will be sold extremely low for
cash or country produce. One of the firm has re?
cently visited Charleston, aud purchased therefrom
a-select and raried stock, suited to this market,?
Thoix supply of Iron cannot be excelled in this
section, and. farmers and others would do weU to
. giro them a call before purchasing elsewhere.
See the advertisement of John S. Bud, offering
? reward:for an estray mule. Also, that of Crus.
&. Marts, Charleston, who has gunpowder for
sale at reduced prices.
The Newbcrry Herald came to us last woek en?
larged and improved, with a new and beautiful
salt of type. The proprietors have exhibited un?
tiring energy in repairing the loss of their office
fire, and iiow present their patrons with one of
the handsomest weeklies in tho State. Success to
jiou, Messieurs I
The National Fremason is the title of a neat and
able Masonic journal published in New York City,
several numbers of which have been received at
this office. It contains sixteen pages of interest?
ing and useful information to the craft, and should
be a welcome visitor to the household of every Ma?
son fa the land. Four Dollars per annum; sub?
scriptions received also for six months at this rate.
Address, Ezba L. Stevens, box 5908, New York,
or apply at this office, where specimen copies may
, The November number of Godey's Lady's Book
Sea been received, and we pronounce it one of the
best issues of the current year. This magazine of
fashion and rcceptible of good things is not sur?
passed on this continent, and there is no more ap?
preciable' favor to bestow on your sweetheart or
wife than a year's subscription to Godey. By an
awangement with the publisher, the Editor of the
Intelligencer is authorized to receive subscriptions
at .$2.(.0 per annum. Send aloDg yonr names and
money for the nest year.
frank Leslie's Lady'? Magazine tor November is,
upon our table. The fashion plates, engravings
arfd>pa*terns occupy' a prominent place in this pe?
riodical, but the choice array of literature is one of
its chief attractions to cur eye. Published in New
let* at ?3.50 per year.
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M2T GASTEXLO'S GREAT SHOW.
The most interesting local event of the week has
been the appearance of the above attractive enter?
tainment in our midst. According to announce?
ment, the grand procession appeared on Tuesday:
morning, to the delight and gratification of the
large crowd of anxious spectators assembled to
witness the gorgeous display. Although the pro?
cession was small in numbers, we have never seen
one more complete in its appointments nor cos?
tumed more richly. When the hour for exhibition
arrived, the immense throng besieged the ticket
office and pavilion, and it was late before the crowd
gained admission, owing to the pressure for choice
of seats. Happily, all was arranged in time, and the
fifteen hundred or two thousand persons present
were seated in advance of the performance. Then
oame.the riding, leaping, vaulting, and other
?Knee incident to a circus. We were especially
pleased with the admirably trained horses, Andy
Johnson, Czar and January, while the trained
Eraks brought down tho house. The concluding
scene, Bass Lxkqell entering the den of lions,
was shocking to persons of nervous temperament,
but deserves mention for its daring and intrepidi?
ty. The Clown- was almost a failure, and he will
only aafy be remembered for his- pertinacious at?
tempts a* witticisms, and' while exhibiting- the
wonderful Shetland pony, forty-five hands high,
snore or less. Wa-a> January!
' The performance at night was not so largely at?
tended, and was almost a repetition, of the after?
AUogeiher, though not so extensive, this Circus
is equal to. any within our recollection, and we
saanot omit to eommend the management for its
liberality in. issuing: aomphmentary tickets, espe?
cially to those unable to. expend the money, and
whose curiosity led them to the very doors, in
Jjepe ef gaiaing admlssion.
ANOTHER JOURNAL SNUFFS THE BREEZE.
.The Washington (Geo.) Gazette of last Friday
comes to-us with an article favoring tho Constitu?
tional Amendment marked,?in order, we presume,
that its singular'contents may, not be- overlooked.
We do toot propose to engage in-a controversy up?
on this subject, for several reasons. In the first
place, we are confident that the people of this
State, at least,.are sufficiently instructed as to the
aature and effects of this political abomination,
and therefore need no further enlightenment as to |
their duty in the premises. Secondly, the advo?
cates of this Amendment in the South, so far as
we have observed, merely apologize for their opin?
ions, and have not manfully plead in its behalf;
therefore, the discussion is futile and unnecessary.
But onr Georgia eotemporary must have thought
his points well put. and we will not let the occasion
pass without examining his fallacious position,
and endeavor to set the editor in a new train of |
The third section, as we consider it, has not been
"settled," although the Gazette is of that opinion.
For instance, the adoption of this section by the
excluded States will effectually debar all those held
in high esteem before the war, and whoso talents
and services were pre-eminent, from holding office
hereafter, either under the State or Federal Gov?
ernments. This cannot be denied, and it is the
merest subterfuge to reply that Congross is em?
powered to remove such disability. Docs the Ga
zelte candidly seek this result? If so, wo pity the
noble old State of Georgia when any one of her
I journals would strike this blow at her 8tbphens,
Bbown and Jenkins. Not only would such men
as these be kept from any participation in the na?
tional or State councils, bnt her worthiest officers
and truest soldiers would fall under the guillotine
thus shamefully inaugurated.
Again. The article referred to declares in
substance that the professed admirers of the Pres?
ident should hasten to have the South represented
in Congress,?"by overy means and by some sac?
rifices,"?where her votes could assist in the con?
test with the Radicals. Is the editor ignorant of J
the fact thc.t the Executive has long since doclared
against the South adopting this amendment for
that purpose ? In truth, he is the very first man
who pronounced against the monstrous evil, and
by his special message on the subject sounded the
alarm of danger, and gave the broadest condem?
nation of its purposes. Farther, our cotemporary
must be far behind the times, unless he remem?
bers the platform of the Philadelphia Convention
endorsing the President in this very particular.
Bnt, for confirmation of these things, the Hon.
Mr. Browning, Seoretary of the Interior, has just
published a letter strongly urging that the States
ought not to accept the proposition of Congress,
which letter fully ascribes this position to the Pres?
ident. If, then, the Amendment is rejected by the
Administration itself, how can it be urged that the
South should unite in a work calculated to defeat
the views of its strongest safeguard T
In conclusion, we will briefly notice one more
point made by the Gazette, when it is declared that
"the proposed terms may appear hard, but we
must suffer, them, or suffer more." This' is not the
language of an ex-Confederate, surely. When
danger is presented, the brave soldier meets it
bravely, not in a cringing, fawning spirit. To
avoid imaginary evils, this writer would have us
act the sycophant, and place the tools of torture
upon our own persons. Away with such peurile
reasoning! If the South is doomed to suffer yet
more, and have hor rights trampled deeper in the
dust of humiliation, let the enemies ot justice and
strangers to magnanimity forge the chains to bind
her hand and foot. Her people, like their illustri?
ous leader in shameless captivity, can maintain a
dignified silence, and endure tho wrongs of oppres?
sion, thereby preserving untarnished honor.
tttr PROPOSED STATE CONTENTION.
The annexed resolutions, adopted by a meeting
of citizens at Greenville Court House on tho 15th
inot,, should have appearod in our last issue. It
is therein recommended that the Legislature call a
Convention, aad that the people of the several Dis?
tricts meet at the Court House on Monday next to
instruct the members to this effect. Now, we sin?
cerely trust that the people of this District will
have nothing to do with the movement, and that
there will be uo effort mode to instruct the Sena?
tor and Representatives to commit such an egre?
gious folly as to call a Convention for the purposes
indicated by the first resolution. Undoubtedly, if ]
language conveys ideas, the object of this Conven?
tion would be to amend the Constitution so as "to
impair the obligation of contracts," and this is the
prime object of the move. We charge it upon the
leaders over the. State that this new dodge
means Repudiation, nothing more nor less. But,
even though South Carolina might be led astray
by new lights from time-honored principles, it is
the simplest absurdity to talk of amending the
Constitution of the State in this particular so long
as the Federal Constitution prohibits tho passage
of any clause impairing these sacred obligations.
Professing to have accepted the faot that States
arc not superior to the General Government, this
fresh effort to prove the contrary might end disas?
trously also. At any rate, we do not choose to
lead any assistance, however feeble, to place the
State in a false position at this time. But, besides
tb is, there are various reasons to urge against the
propriety of calling a Convention at this time. The
useless expense to the State, the want of causes to
make the Convention an absolute necessity, and
the inability of the people to devise a.n equitable
I plan of relief, are among tho objections which,
might be urged against tho movement. Without
designing an argument, however, upon tho subject,
we respectfully submit that it would be,unwise,
impolitic and totally unnecessary that the Conven?
tion be held to afford relief to the suffering and
impoverished people of this State. Repudiation
is out of the question, since the Federal Govern?
ment is potent and powerful, and nothing less
than Repudiation would relieve those who are
clamorous for further infringement upon the rights
of creditors and the organic law of the land. But
we forbear, and present the resolutions of the
1. Resolved, That we do respectfully recommend ?
thai the Legislature of this State be petitioned
through our respective members, to call a Conven?
tion at an early day, to take into consideration the
condition and wants of the people, and, if practi?
cable, to provide some adequate and certain means
of relief, and to rectify any imperfections which
experience and a- sober second thought may show
to be wrong and unjust in principle, and injurious j
to the general welfare and good of all the citizens
2. Resolved, That we do farther recommend that
similar preliminary meetings be held in this and
other districts throughout this State, and that a
general meeting, to carry into effect the foregoing
objects, be held at each Court House on the first
Monday in November next.
ANDERSON, October 81, 1866.
The Cotton market has been dull for several
days, with sales of small lots at from 29 to 33
centSy the Beller paying the tas.
? The-New York Tribune asserts that there is a
conspiracy among the "rebel* of New Orleans-" to
massacre all the- Union men on the 1st of Novem?
ber, at midnight.
SOUND AND SENSIBLE.
Eon. B. ?. Humphbets, Governor of Mississip?
pi, in his message to the Legislature, now con?
vened in extra session, after recounting the unfor?
tunate and distressed condition of the people,
concludes with the following sound views and sen?
The people of Mississippi claim the possession
of certain rights, too sacred to be entrusted to any
Government, and in their Constitution established
for the guidance of their servants have excepted
certain powers out of the general powers of Gov?
ernment. One of these powers is that the courts
shall always be open?another is that no law shall
be passed impairing the obligations of contracts.
The Judge that would close the doors of a consti?
tutional court, in obedience to the order of the Ex?
ecutive and Legislature, in violation of the Con?
stitution, would be unworthy his ermine, and a fit
tool of despotism. As the Executive, I claim no
authority to deoide who is the worthy, and who is
the unworthy creditor?-and I do not know how to
average and divide the losses nil have sustained.
I feel no ordinary personal interest in the post?
ponement of the day of payment. My sympathies
have ever been enlisted in behalf of the helpless
and the needy. My heart's love is entwined around
the brave Confederate soldier by chords that can?
not be severed ; and I wonld divide with him the
last crumb that belonged to myself?-but I must con?
fess my want of wisdom to devise the scheme that
will absolve him or relieve his property from the
obligations of his contract with others, without their
content, so long as there is virtue, power and ma?
jesty in the Constitution under which he lives.
Any scheme, however, that may be devised for
the permanent or temporary relief of the people
from the pressing embarrassments of our great
disasters, that is clearly within the restrictions of
my obligation to the Constitution, will receive my
My faith is not in "stay laws." Temporary re?
lief from debt often tends only to additional em?
barrassments. Patient industry, strict economy
and "long suffering" are now our destiny and our
duty, and the only means of restoring ocr lost
fortunes and re-establishing our prosperity and
THE EIGHT POSITION.
In the annexed extract from the Eichmond
Whig there is compressed the entiro subject in a
nutshell, as to the duty of the South to reject the
proposed Constitutional Amendment. The South
con gain nothing by its adoption, while they can?
not possibly incur loss by its rejection:
Suppose the amendment rejected, what will fol?
low ? All the Radicals can do is to keep ns un?
represented, as we now are. They dare not go
further. The public sentiment of the North would
revolt at further wrong or injury to us.
Let the South be calm but firm. Let her return
a determined "No" to the proposition to amend
the Constitution. 'Let her say : We are contont to
atand by tho bargain oar fathers modo with your
fathers, but we are unwilling to change it or to
enter into a new one on the terms you propose.
On this ground we can stand immovably. Ten
Southern States can defeat the amendment. They
will stand on the Constitution as it is, and if the
North wishes to break down its provisions, the as?
sault must come from them. The position of the
sections will thus be changed. They charged us
in 1861 with trampling the Constitution under foot,
and with this as their battle cry, they rallied the
people to their support. Now we shelter ourselves
under the Constitution. If they are not content
with the Constitution now, they mast take the ini?
tiative?they must act offensively or aggressively.
Tho responsibility of the new contest is with them,
not with us. We claim nothing but what the Con?
stitution clearly gives us ; we ask no concessions
from them; we stand on our undeniable, vested,
constitutional rights. Let us never abandon the
advantages of this position.
DEATH OF OLD AND VALUED CITIZENS,
We regret to learn that our kind friend, Mr. D.
T. Raikwatekf, a valuable and useful citizen of
this District, died at his residence on Friday last.
His upright conduct, stern integrity and consis?
tent course in life ranked him amongst the good
and faithful, and we trust that an everlasting
peace has greeted him beyond the shores of time.
Mr. Stefhex Levseett, one of the oldest and
most honored citizens, died recently at his home,
ten miles South of this place. For many years he
was known as a successful and worthy teacher,
and leaves behind him a name respected and rev?
ered for all the noble qualities that adorn life.
WHY HAB OES CELEBRATE ST. JOHN'S DAY.
We find in an exchange the following explana?
tion of the reason why Masons celebrate St. John's
day, 24th of June, and publish it for the benefit of
the unintiated, having heard the question frequent?
Masonic lodges in ancient times were dedicated
to Ring Solomon. Tradition informs us that tbey
were thus dedicated from the building of the first
temple of Jerusalem, to the Babylonish captivity.
From that time to the coming of the Messiah, they
were dedicated to Zerubbabel the builder of the
second temple; and from that to the final destruc?
tion of the. temple by Titus in the reign of the Em?
peror Vespasian, they were dedicated to St John
Owing to the many massacres and disorders
which attended that meat rable event, Freemason?
ry feU very much into decay. Many of the lodges
were broken up, and but few could meet with suffi?
cient members to constitute their legality. Under
these circumstances a general meeting of the craft
was held in tho city of Benjamin, when it wa* ob?
served that the principal reason for tho decline of
Masonry was the want of a Grand Master to direct
its affairs! They therefore deputed seven of their
most eminent members to wait upon St. John, the
Evangelist, who was at that time Bishop of Epbe
su8, to request him to take the office of Grand Mas?
ter. He returned for answer that; though well
stricken in years (being upwards of ninety,) yet
having been in the early part of Mb life initiated
into Masonry, he would take upon himself that of?
fice. He did so, and completed by his learning
what St. John tho Baptist had accomplished
by his zeal. After his deoease, the Christian
LodgoB Were dedicated to him add St. John
the Baptist, both of them being regarded as emi?
nent Christian patrons of Masonry. Since then
Masons have ever celebrated the 24th of June in
commemoration of St. John the Baptist, and the
27th of December in commemoration of St. John
? Tho New Bedford Standard (Radical) does
not appear to approve of Butler's mode of election
earing, and says, "the impeachment of the Presi?
dent is a grave thing. It places the head of the
nation in a serious position before the whole world.
If undertaken, it could not fail to disturb and un?
settle all business affairs,- to heighten political
passions, to distract and divide' a country Which
needs more than anything else, quiet and har?
? The London Times intimates that peace has
not boon secured in Germany.
THE PROPOSED IMPEACHMENT.
The Newburyport Herald thus comments upon
the proposed impeachment of President Johnson:
"Now to our minds the proposition of impeach?
ment is one so full of danger that ho who fathers
it must be shortsighted or terribly "depraved.
There is not n rational man in the country that
does not see that it carries upon its very face the
commencement of a civil war, by the side of which
the late rebellion would appear as child's play.
Before any one accustoms Iiis mind to wander too
far in that direction* let him inquire if he is pre?
pared for a state of anarchy that would destroy
j the value of property, that would repudiate nation?
al and private debts together, that would darken
the sun of Republican liberty, that this century
wonld not see its face again, and would make hu?
man blood run in the streets till the very dogs
would lap it up like water. If any man of fight?
ing age favors the deposing of the President in
the present state of tho country, let him join a
military company at once, and drill as often as he
eats; and if he is not of that age, but hoe boys
that are, let him call them to him on the first op?
portunity, and looking them fairly in the face de
I cide whioh of them, or how many, he is ready to
J see die rather than have Andrew Johnson Presi?
dent of the United States till the 4th of Ma ih,
J It is time this insanity ceased. If we are not
I all crazy, or drunk or mad, we shall tell all men
of all parties, who propose such schemes, away
J devils, we'll none of you. We want no more war,
I no more slaying of the first born, no more maim
I ed men, or disconsolate widows or orphan chil?
dren upon our pension list. We want no more
I public debt, and no higher taxes than we now have.
We want no President who would put State against
I State and man against man in deadly array, by
I ignoring the representatives of tho people; and
we want no representatives so lost to reason, right
and public duty, as to propose the deposition of
I the Preaident. The times are full enough of dan
I ger without any such madness. Every good and
j true man?every man who loves his race or his
God, will seek peace, not war; restoration, not de
I struct ion; prosperity, not anarchy; and love to
I all men everywhere, and hate to none, and malice
j to none.
The Times, printed at Bangor, Maine, puts this
j question: "If the President, in common with ju?
rists, like Judge Curtis, believes the action of Con
I gross on the question of reconstruction unconsti
I tutiona], is he bound by the results of the recent
I elections to forego these views, acquiesce in tho
I Congressional plan, or suffer the consequences of
I an attempt at impeachment ? In other words, is
I the President required to stifle his own honest
convictions respecting what is and what is not
I constitutional in the action of Congress to save
himself from a trial for impeachment ? All this
talk about impeachment, we believe, is absurd.
I It is not seriously entertained in any respectable
I quarter. His enemies very well know that the
I President is a strict constructionist; that he re?
veres the Constitution and makes it his guide;
that there is not the remotest possibility of his
J usurping any authority not properly belonging to
his office. So believing, we should not allude to
I the subject at all, were it not that able journals
I are seriously discussing it."
GLEANINGS FROM OUR EXCHANGES.
? The Robert E. Lee is the name of the largest
I steamer on the Mississippi.
? Horace Greeley has accepted the Republican
I nomination to Congress in the Fourth District of
I ? The Jackson Clarion learns that the subject
I of Mr. Davis' imprisonment will be brought for
I mally before the Legislature in a few days.
? The Court of Appeals, the highest tribunal
I in the State, had decided that the laws enacted by
I the Kentucky Legislature, expatriating so-called
J rebels, is unconstitutional.
? General Beauregard has addressed a letter to
I General Grant, applying for the restitution of his
I personal property retained by the United States,
I against the terms of the surrender of the armies.
? Forney has a letter over the signature of "Oc
I casional," announcing that on the re-assembling
I of Congress, the Bill confering the right of suf
I frage on the negroes in the District of Columbia
I will be immediately passed.
? The Fenian muskets, which wcro seized by
j Federal military officers along the Canadian fron
I tier, are to be returned to their owners, upon the
I assurance that they will not be used to violate the
I laws of the land.
? It is stated that tho Rothschilds recently
I wrote to this country for as correct a summary as
I could possibly be procured of the probable yield of
cotton in the Southern States daring the year 18G6,
and received in reply, from a distinguished plan?
ter, that it would not exceed, "under the most
favorable circumstances, over 1,200,000 bales."
? The Senate of Mississippi has adopted a reso?
lution recommending Spencer's English Grammnr
to the schools of the State. The author was a na?
tive Mississippian who lost his life at the siege of
Vicksburg, leaving a Widow no means of support
support except what may he derived from the sale'
of his Grammar, whioh has received high testi?
monials for its simplicity, conciseness and strength.
? An invitation is issued to "all colored soldiers
and sailors who served in tho Union army or navy
during the rebellion, to meet at Philadelphia, Penn?
sylvania, January 8, 1867." The call is address?
ed : "To those who believe that they have not re?
ceived from the Government a due recognition for
the servioes rendered in the hour of need, and who
believe that in Sustaining the Union With the mus?
ket they won their right to the ballot,".
? The St. Louis papers announce the death in
that city, on the 19th inst., where he was on a
visit to his brother, of General Washington Bar?
row, of Nashville, in his 69th year. He has been
in bad health for several years, the result of con?
finement and baritshhfetit during the war. He
was one of Tennessee's most prominent citizens
had served her in Congress and abroad, and was
an admirable gentleman of the old school:
? The Alexandria Gazette says that the interest
and attention formerly given to politics in Vir?
ginia, are now turned to other, and at this time
more important, matters?railroads, agricultural
subjects, the labor question, mechanical industry,
and commercial advantaged. The railroad meet?
ings take the place of party conventions?and the
ablest men of the State discuss the questions before
their meetings, instead of debating the policy of
Government in its general administration of public
Whether the crops are good, bad or indifferent-?
whether money is plenty or scarce, trade must go
on; men, women and children must dress in the
style, and merchants will purchase goods, well
knowing that they will find sale for them. We
notice' that our friends, Mr. J. J. Mattiso?, of
CaJhou'h", and Messrs. CoX & Poo?, SfEiNcltti &
Dean, of Belton, and Coi. G. W. Cox, near Belton,
have met the public demand, and opened good
stocks of Pall and Winter Goods. All persons
who do not wish to part company with their cash,
we advise to avoid temptation by keeping away
from those gentlemen.
WIUL THE SOUTH ADOPT THE CON?
The New York Newa, upon reading the allusion
in the Charleston News that we were drifting back
into the Union upon the basis of the Constitutional
Amendment, republishes the proposed Amend?
ment and getB off a leader in which it suggests,
that "the urgency of the necessity for Southern
political rehabilitation," the great need of North?
ern capital and industry to regenerate the'South,
may possibly induce her people to adopt it.?
Strange things do happen, and if this should occur,
it would be the most marvelous event of this mar?
velous age. That the Southern people, after send?
ing representatives to the Philadelphia Convention
to aid and assist the Conservatives of the North in
uttering a solemn protest tc the American people
against the unconstitutional and humiliating terms
demanded by tho Radicals, should turn round and
voluntarily adopt them, would be to admit that the
protest was wrong, and that the Radicals are right
?that they sent the wrong delegation to the wrong
Convention?that the Black and Tan assemblage
at Pittsburg was their Convention, and Bbownlow
and Iiis traveling menagerie were proper delegates.
To adopt that Amendment would be to admit the
negroes to perfect political and social equality with
the white race?to allow them to intermarry with
the whites, vote and sit upon juries with them,
plead as lawyers and preside as judges in our
Courts, and sit as members of the Legislature and
Congress. And what reward is held out to them
for all this self-stultification and denial of the de?
cency and rights of the white man ? Why, the in?
flux of capital and population into the South, and
the admission of her members to seats in that rav?
ing, Jacobinical brothel called Congress, side by
side with Thad. Stevens and Ben. Buteeb. Great
inducements, truly! For this poor privilege, we
cannot consent to sign the death-warrant of our
race, and Radicalize the Constitution of the United
As to a seat in Congress, we doubt if any de?
scent plantation negro would prize very highly the
doubtful honor of Bitting with Stevens and But?
ler ; and, as much as. we desire to see the influx
of capital and population into the South,, from the
North and from Europe, we should look with sus?
picion upon any people that could gain their own
consent to settle in the South after she had thus
become Africanized. No, gentlemen, we trust the
day is far distant when the South wiU voluntarily
embrace Radicalism and Negrophilism. She may
do it, when this generation dies out and their chil?
dren forget the lofty virtues and teachings of their,
heroic ancestors, and become Bbowslow's and
Jack Hamilton's, but not till then. The Radical
leaders now assert, that they will not admit us
into the Union, although we adopt the Amendment.
We arc fully assured of that fact, that our people
will never adopt the Amendment.
They have the power, and we say let the show
go on. Let them impeach and depose the Presi?
dent, abolish the governments of the Southern
States, appoint Provisional Governors and allow
the negroes and renegade whites to elect Provis?
ional Legislatures. We shall be sorry to see it,
but as the degradation will be forced upon us, we
can bear it as heroically and as proudly as the
Hungarians and Poles have borne their unwilling
enslavement. But, while the peoples and States
of the North and West calmly stand and see States
blotted out and their people enslaved, the same
fate awaits them in turn. The blow will not fall
upon the South alone?the rebound will fall fear?
fully upon them also. It is a law of radicalism
never to stop of itself. It lives and grows upon
its own malignity, and once having got its hand
upon tho throat of lawful and liberal government,
it will crush out all life, liberty and hope, not alone
in the South, but in the North ncd West, as well.
When the South is used up, the other sections will
be bound hand and foot, simply awaiting their
doom. In the meantime, the working classes of
the North are now staggering and groaning under
the weight of taxation resulting from the national
indebtedness, and their realizing the death of the
Union, would sweep away the entire debt at a sin?
gle blow. Greenbacks now pass In some sections
at two for one ; the spectre of repudiation which
haunts the minds of bondholders and Radical lead?
ers, would, upon the disfranchisementof the South,
become a reality, and the currency and securities
of the Government of the United States be worth
as much as those of the late Confederacy. If the
rest of the Union, then, can look composedly upon
our ruin, we can afford to look it full in the face,
assured that our fate will be theirs.
We aro willing to go back into the Union upon
the plan of President Johnston ; otherwise, we
wish to remain out of it; and hope that God may
rive with his blackest thunderbolt the renegade
Southern who may advocate our re-admlssion upon
the basis of the so-called Constitutional Amend?
THE PIERCETOWN MEETING.
We notice that a meeting of the citizens of the
upper portion of the District is Called for the 2d
November, at Piercetown, to consider the resolu?
tions submitted to the meeting at Anderson, on
Monday of Court week. This is all proper enough,
provided the people will give expression to their
own views, and not merely re-echo the opinions of
a few managers. In addition to the resolutions of
the Anderson meeting, we respectfully and honestly
ask the Piercetown assemblage to vote directly
upon two questions. j'irst-o. Are you in favor; of
the Legislature calling a Convention to repudiate
debts? Upon this question our members of the
Legislature should not be left in the dark?they
should fully understand the views of their consti?
tuents, so as to vote intelligently; for we believe
that an effort will be made in the Legislature this
wintef to call a Convention of the people j and that,
if a Convention is called, the intent of it Will be,
the ultimate repudiation of all debtS; Wheh We
see men running through the country and unblush
ingly advocate repudiation, wo are led to suspect
that this whole cry .in favor of stay-laWS and kin?
dred measure is a blind to lead the people by de?
grees up to sanction repudiation. The gentlemen
who spoke in the Andersod meeting disclaimed all
idea of repudiation, and we credit fheir candor and
honesty; but we will not vouch as much for some
who are pulling the wires in other sections of the
State. At. all events, We should like for the peo?
ple to look Repudiation squarely in the face, and
say, whether they endorse it or not. Creditors are
supposed to have some rights, and it is time that
it should be determined whether they have or not.
Our interest might lead us to favor repudiation,
but the old command, "Pay that thou owest," is of
Second.-^ktQ you in favor of South Carolina
adopting Thad. Stevens' proposed Amendment to
the Constitution of the United States, admitting
the negro to full political rights with the white
man 1 This Amendment will probably be brought
before the Legislature this winter, and hs it has
been intimated that it will be ratified by that body,'
wo should like to hear from the people on; the sub?
ject. Will the Chairman of the meeting do us the
I kindness to submit these two questions to a "vote ?
V- v- ?5', 'fr
-These sweet, delicious Autumn days,
When all the air is filled with calm,
And all day long a purple haze
Hangs o'er the meadow and the farm.
These quiet, dreamy afternoons,
And sunsets rich with crimson glow/
These soft refulgent harvest moons
Fill me with thoughts of long ago.
We know not the name of the author of these
stanzas, but we none the less appreciate them as a
sweet picture of the brown Autumn days which
are upon us. The laborious work of the harvest-:
is over, and the barn-yards are rich .with^tho
sheaves of golden grain: Yet off on the hills and
in the meadows there is a still life. Life among
the sleek herds, which fatten upon what the reap?
ers have left behind. Life in the wildwoods, where
the huntsman rouses the coon and fox, by the light
of an October moon, with horn and hound. Life
among the squirrels and birds, who first survey
their winter's store and then seek for quarters
more adapted, than their swinging nests, to the
coming cold. Life that weareth not out among
the brown fields, the stately old trees, and down
along the softly murmuring stream. Ever resur?
rected from the season past and gone; it but pre?
pares for that slumber so necessary to all the king?
doms of the earth, and out of which each and all
shall awake to new life and beauty. There is life
everywhere, yet rest to the husbandman. .He has
sown in faith, he has reaped, and is worthy his re?
? - "-r-+-?-?
Jack Frost has made" his" appearance at l?si;
During last-week- a succession of-whiter frosts fell,
effectually killing vegetation and blackening the".
fields. ? , T
Wheeeas, the upper portion of the District was
thinly attended at the .meeting held at Anderson
C. H. on Monday, the 8th, and inasmuch as we
desire also to give an expression on tho Resolu?
tions there introduced, we therefore request that
a Public Meeting be held at PIERCETOWN on
FRIDAY, the 2d of November, to which the mem?
bers of the Legislature of both Houses, and all
others who feel themselves interested are cordially
invited. We hope the citizens generally wiHIaU'
tend, as we think the proceedings of the Legisla?
ture, at its regular session in November next, on
the subjects there to be discussed, will be of vital
importance for the weal or woe of the citizens of,
our State. MANY CITIZENS.
HIRAM LODGE, No, 68, A.\ F.vH.*.
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF HIRAM
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room on MON?
DAY NIGHT, November 5, 1866, at half-past 7"
o'ciock. Brethren will take due notioe ana govern
By order of the W.\ M.*.
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary..
Oct. ?, 18C6 17 4 ' '
Burning Bush Chapter, No. 7, K/.A.-.M/.'
A REGULAR CONVOCATION OF BURNING
BUSH CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on MONDAY NIGHT, Nov. 12th 1866;.at
half-past seven o'clock. Companions will assem?
ble without further notice.
By ordor of the M.-.E.-.H.-.P..
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
Oct. 11, 18C6 17 .4
POST OFFICE NOTICE.
Arrival end Departure of the Mailt. ?
The Columbia, mail arrives daily (Sundays ex?
cepted) at 6.10 p. m.
Open for delivery at 6 p. m.
Closes daily at 9 p. m.
The Greenville, Spartanbnrg and tfnion mail ar?
rives daily (Sundays excepted) at 9 a. a. Closes
daily at ~ p. m.
Tho Pendleton and Walhalla mail arrives, on.
Monday at 6 a. m. Closes same day at 10 a. m.
Arrives Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2 p. m., and
closes same days at 4 p. m. "
Persons will please get stamps during the week,'
which will prevent them annoying the Post Office
on Sundays E. F. WEBB, P. M.
Gunpowder at Reduced Prices ! !
IN Kegs, half Kegs, Quarter Kegs and Canis?
Quality guaranteed equal to any made.
Apply to CHAS. H. MOISE,
Wholesale Dealer in Groceries and Liquors,
No. 9 Hayne street, Charleston, S.-C.' -
Nov 1, 1866 21 4P
WENT Astray or Stolen from my place in Ander
derson District, on the night of the 24th October,
a large horse Mule, (had no shoes on.) The find-'
er will please leave it with Mr. F. C. Borstel, An?
derson S. C, or Dr. Wm. Phillips, Cross Hill, Lau
rens District, S. C, and oblige,
JNO. 8. BIRD, Jr.
Steele's P< 0., Anderson Disk, Nov. 1, 1866.
BONNETS AND HATS
TRIMMED TO ORDER, by ':?
BEWLEY, HEESE & CO.
Nov 1, 6866 20 3
Coffee, Lacon and Lard,
For sale by BEWLEY, E1EESE .&C0.
Nov 1, 1868 20 3
BEWLEY, REESE & CO.,
ARE juBt receiving a very large stock of CLOTH?
ING, at low prices for Cash. B., K. & CO.
Nov 1, 18G6 20 3
BEWLEY, IEESE & GO.
JUST RECEIVED a large stock of ?
Ribbons, FUwers, Plumes,
! Ladies' Hats and Bonnets,.
Cloaks, Shawls, Hoods, &c, ...
For sale low for Cash. B.5 K. & CO.
Nov 1, 1866 20 3
A LARGE AND WELL-SELECTED STOCK OF
Swedes and other Irons,
Suitable for Tire and all plantation purposes.
? A GENERAL ASSORTMENT .OP
With Hardware and Cutlery, Bgggy- Materials, of
all kinds, Pointe of all colors, Oils, Varnishes, Ac.
Also, a good 'selection of Grockery and Glass"
Ware, Shoes. Hats, and a few Dry Goods, all of
which we will sell low for CaehV' or Country Pro?
duce. .:: . ? I
Give us a call and examine oar goods
C A, REED
.: No, t.Brak Range.
Nov 1,1866 "20