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-Wednesday Morning, Feb'ry 5.
- Thank*.?We are indebted to Mr. Jambs 0. I
Mebkdithv.Superintendent of the Greenville and
Columbia Railroad', for courteous attentions.
Without encumbering our columns .with lengbty
reports of the doings in Charleston, we have em?
braced everything of interest since, last week. The
proceedings of last Friday are given in full, and
are a sufficient comment upon the wisdom aud ex?
perience of that honorable (?) body.
. . PICKEKS DISTRICT DIVIDED.
We make the. following extracts from the pro?
ceedings of the Convention on Wednesday last:
The special order of the hour being the division
of Picken? District, was then taken up, and after
some r.emaks by C. P. Leslie, the question on its
third reading was taken, and it was decided in the
affirmative, and the ordinance ordered to be en?
grossed, by the handsome vote of yeas 86; nays
?Dr. L. B, Johnson moved thaK the Ordinance for
the~division ot Pickens District be referred to the
. appropriate Committee, with" instructions to incor
. porate the name of Oeooee District in- tie new
Constitution with the names of the other districts.
Referred to the Legislative Committee.
There is a_noticeable feature in the newspapers
and manufacturers of public opinion at the North
. .to which we have alluded heretofore. We mean
the persistent misrepresentation and exaggeration
?f occurrences transpiring in the Southern States
- -since the war closed. The Radical party has been
i stimulated with the idea that the "rebellious spirit" -
is yet made manifest, and every crime or disorder
' has been seized upon by editors and corrcspou
? dents to create the impression that hatred and ma?
lignant ftelings hold ascendancy in the minds of
our people. Since the South has been under niili
. tary government; authorized by the Reconstruction
Acts of Congress, the Radical-papers have only
. - now and then manifested this disposition to paint,
* in glowing colors, the horrible state of affairs aud
the assumed disloyalty of the late Confederates.
Kot their- sinking fortunes demands a return to the
.??wallowing in the mire" of falsehood and misrep?
resentation. Hence, we have lately observed Fob
BkT-s Chronicle descanting at length upon a "rebel
-. outrage" in' Alabama. .Hon. Bicbabd Bus teed,
U. S. District Judge, was assaulted in Mobile a
few-weeks since by one Mastis, District Attorney
of -the same Court. Judge Bustzed is a loya.
man, and well-known for his devotion to the
- Union; and the Chronicle vents its spleen, in un?
measured terms,, upon the whole Southern people.
The truth is ascertained; andere find th*t the as
saiiantis one of that class; known as the "mean
whites" of the South, who .has perjured himself
by accepting office under the .present Government.
The difficulty"arose because of en indictment
. against: that individual for his moral turpitude.
Bat -Fobskt instantly recognizes him as one of
. . those terrible rebels, who imitate Banquo's ghost,
and will not "do rrn at the bidding of loyal niasiers.
^fhifl is one instance; and we give another. . Gen.
B'uTLEB. of spoon notoriety, visited Richmond the
other day, on a mission to the loyal-negro-scalawag
Convention "now in session in'that city, aud while
. sbere received a challenge from one Gen. Whitk.
As Bctleb has done in every instance where per
\ sonal bravery is required, he packed up and left
for Washington, leaving his enemy to wunder at
rhe cool impudence with which be responded to the
..message. .Without waiting to lee.rn the antece?
dents Of Gen. Wiutk, who js a member of the
??Convention,-and doubtless having in mind the fa
- mods Virginia guerrilla of that name, the New
' York Tribune incontinently dooms the' whole race
of. rebeklom for this startling outrage. Fortunate
. ly for the Radical party, this man White explains
his reasons for the course pursued in the chal
? lenge sent to Bctleb, or else Congress might ere
now have been engaged in a new scheme of recon?
struction. Iifheal of being a ''rebel," so-called,
he was an officer of the Federal army, and served
ander Gen. Bctleb, and it was for some real or
-imaginary indignity bestowed upon him by that
- valiant and valorous General that the challenge
Here are fair examples of th? malicious Tying
aud studied calumny of the "Radical press. The
\ truth is never known either, for men who descend
so low will uot display generosity to their own ap?
parent disadvantage. Thousands of readers are
kept m ignorance of the facts, and an exposure of
? their conduct only reaches the patrons of such pa?
pers as- are friendly to the South. The uninform?
ed, mosses are thns deluded, and the Radical party
perpetuates its power.' It is a significant fact,
however, that the old story of "rebel outrages" is
. being repeated, and demonstrates, the necessities
. to-'which that-party lia# again-been driven, in or
'der to' deceive their followers. This is only one
" amongst numerous signs-1h_tt light is breaking!
The Life of Jefferson Darit, by Fra^k H Al
?' XBisKD. Richmond, Va., late editor of the Southern
.Literary Mtttenger, and well known from his edito?
rial connection?both durihg*and since the war?
' .with the Riehmond press.
: The above is the title of a work now far advan?
ced in its preparation, and will be published at an
early date by the National Publishing Company,
Atlanta, Georgia. It will be a handsome Octavo
Volume, of from 500 to 600 pages, embellished
with a portrait on steel, engraved in pure line and
- stipple, by B?ttrk, from a recent photograph from
- life. The work will form a full, complete, and
. authentic Biography of Mr. Davis, embracing the
"whole period of his life, and will shed much need?
ed light upon many important subjects connected
- with the lato war, which have never been under
. stood?or, at best, but imperfectly so?because the
facts necessary to their elucidation have remained
- inaccessible to previous writers.
Price?bound in Morocco Cloth?$3.50 per
. copy. Bound in Half Calf Antique, $5.00.
The work will be sold exclusively by subscrip?
tion, und a Bound Prospectus is now ready for
A SPECK 07 WAE.
The correspondent of the New York World tele
graphs as follows to that paper on lost Friday:
President Johnson is to declare to Great Britain
the American uUimaium. The tergiversation of
Secretary Seward is of avail no more. Another
. and higher authority, has detenrined upon the
course which is. to be pursued n respect to the
claims of the United States Government upon
Great Britain. . .
I am authorized to state, most confidently and
decisively, that the legitimate demands wuichhave
been too meekly urged by tho Secretary of State
upou the British Cabinet, are to be enforced at
? hatever hazard. The new British Minister, Mr.
Thornton, will probably be presented to President
Johnson Tuesday. Although the addresses thai
are to be exchanged between the President and
Minister Thornton may be gu rded and serene, the
fuel yet retnams that u speedy and satisfactory re?
sponse must be made by the british, Government
to the ultimatum of the.Executive of the United :
Stales, or else a declaration of war agumst Great
Britain mast inevitablv ensue.
LOCAL AND STATE NEWS.
I Signs of the Times.?It is ft good tiling- to let
people know where you are, and hence we have
always advocated the policy of advertising.
j Through reverence for old times and associations,
however, we have neglected to "hang our banners
upon the outer wall," and the entrance to our es?
tablishment has only been indicated heretofore by
the dilapidated sign of our predecessor, the Ander?
son Gazette. Overcoming the predilection in favor
of a familiar name, we have caused to be placed
over the entrance a neat and well-eiecuted sign,
"Intelligencer Office," the handiwork of our
youug friend, W. A. Fant, whose taste and skill in
this respect is duly appreciated by the community.
It will likewise be observed that our estimable
neighbors, Suarpe & Fant, have had their sign
Saleday.?The crowd in attendance on Monday
.last was greater than we remember to have ever
seen in Anderson on a similar occasion. Mer?
chants and tradesmen enjoyed an unusually fine
trade, while the auctioneers were kept busy. The
vast concourse upon the public square indicated
thriving times, and everything remained quiet and
orderly until late in the afternoon. One or two
very small rows, and an occasional exhibition of
the effects of John Barleycorn, closed the day's
Horsk Thief Arrested.?Capt. E. L. Parker,
of this town, had a horse stolen from his stable on
Tuesday night last, and suspicion at once fell upon
a freedman by the n^roe of Bob Thompson, who had
been lurking around the picmises for several eve?
nings. The case was taken into hand by John B.
Oocuran, and we learn that the thief was arrested
with the horse at Williston, in Barnwell District, on
Saturday The means employed to secure his ar?
rest was by issuing handbills promptly, and scat?
tering them throughout the State. It proved ef?
fective in this instance, and seeured the above
gratifying intelligence in less than one week from
the time this bold theft was committed.
Personal.?We had tho pleasure, on Monday
last, of making the acquaintance of Maj. H. Tomp
kins, now on a brief visit to our neighborhood.
It will be remembered that Maj. T. was engagedin
defence of our fellow-citizens, Messrs. Keys,
Stowers and Byrum. and exhibited unusual talent
and ability in the conduct of the case, besides per?
severance and energy in their behalf. The numer?
ous friends of these gentlemen will be pleased to
know that their earnest advocate and steadfast
frieud is in our midst. Maj. To.mpk.tX8 was tin
officer in the United States army, and subsequent
to the war practiced law in Nashville, Tenn. He
.now hails from the Indian Territory.
Southern Cultivator.?Any one of our sub?
scribers desiring to secure this valuable agricul?
tural journal at clnb rates are offered an opportu
inity at this time. Under on arrangement recently
made with the proprietors, we are enabled to offer
.the Cultivator; to bona-fide subscribers of the In
?.ttUigcncer, at $1.50 per annum. Send on your
, money at once.
Merry's MfSECM.?The January number of
this choice publication for the little ones has been
received. We have given it a careful examination,
and can safely recommend it 09 the best chHdren's
magazine within our knowledge. This number
begins the twenty-seventh year of publication, and
with improvements and commendable progress.
New subscribers are furnished with a premium.
Price, SI.50 per annum.* Address. Uorace B..
Fuller, rublisher, 245 Washington St., Boston.
Fashion Magazines.?Foremost among this
class, Godey's Lady's Book is entitled to a large
share of attention. Every number seems to reach
perfection, and yet the succeeding one charms
? airesh. The February issue has been duly receiv?
ed. The Intelligencer and Godey one year for $5.
Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine contains all the
.promised new features, and more besides. Its su?
perb engravings are not the least attraction of this
work. In the last number, a beautiful und costly
engraving of Helen Fourment, the wife of Ku
iu.ls3, the great painter, is given. The fashion
plates and patterns are extensive, while the read?
ing matter is varied and interesting. Published
by Frank Leslie, 537 Pearl St., New York, at
The February number of DemoresCs Monthly is
also upon our table. We have often commended
this publication to our readers, and can honestly
praise its execution and general character now,
but we regret to notice that allusions are made in
the lost number scarcely entitled to applause from
us. We do not care to censure where there is so
mueh deserving of praise, but the fact is, that
Mme. Demorest has not exhibited ordinary tac1
and enterprise in giving prominence to her prefer?
ence in a matter involving social equality without
distinction of race or color. ' With her opinion
we have nothing to do, but the taste displayed is
not to our liking, and we cannot ullow it to pass
STAY LAW FOB. THESE MONTHS.
Gen. Canst, in compliance with the request of
the Convention, has issued the following order,
dated Jan. 31st, 18?8, slaying lor three months
certain executions on real and personal property :
I. At any sale of personal property by virtue of
execution issued upon any judgment, of any court
of South Carolina, rendered prior to the 10th dav
of December, I860, or subsequent to the 29th day
of April, 1865, upon any cause of action arising on
any contract entered into prior to the 10th day cf
December, 18CU, if the highest amount offered or
bid at such sale for such property shall be less
t hau two thirds of the fair cash value of such
property, which value shall have been ascertained
and fixed on or before the day of sale, by three
appraisers, one of whom shall be named by the de?
fendant, one by the plaintiff, and the third by
tuese two, aud a minute of whose appraisement
shall be certified on the process by the officer hold?
ing the same?then, and in every such case, it
shall be the duty of the sheriff or other officer con?
ducting said sale, at the request of either or any
party to the record, then and there to adjourn and
postpone such sale for the period of three calendar
II. At any sale of real estate by virtue of execu?
tion upon any judgment, or by virtue of any de?
cree of auy court of the State of South Carolina,
rendered prior to the 19th day of December, 1860,
or-subsequent to the 29th day of April, 1865. upon
any cause of action arising on any contract entered
into prior to the 19th day of December, 1860, if
the highest amount offered or bid at such sale for
auch real estate shall be less than two-thirds of the
amount of the valuation of such real estate, as as?
sessed in the lust preceding assessment for State
taxes, and a minute of which assessed valuation
shall be certified on the process by the officer hold?
ing the same?then, and in every such case, it
shall be the duly of the sheriff, master, or other
officer conducting such sale, at the request of cither
or any party to the record, then and there to ad?
journ and postpone such sale for (be period of
three calendar months.
(11. The provisions of this order shall not apply !
to executions for the collection of overdue taxes,
nor 10 any process for the enforcement of any lien
lor labor or material recognized and guaranteed by
the laws vl the State, or by military orders. '
PBOCEEDINGS OF THE COHVEHTION.
The' convention assembled at twelve o'clock.
Prayer by W. E. Johnston (colored,) of Shunter.
The roll was called and journal read.
THE rBOrO?ED DISTRICT OP SUMNEB.
J. M. Rutland, of FairfieW, made a repopt from
the Legislative Committee on the resolution with
reference to the organization of a judicial district
from portions of Edgefield, Barnwell and Orange
burg, recommending that the subject be left to the
future action of the Legislature, the committee
having incorporated in the constitution a clause
providing lor all Buch cases. The report was
THE MILITARY AND THE CONVENTION.
The President slated that he had a personal con?
ference- with General Canby last night, and was
satisfied, from his statement, that the object in
sending a police force to the convention was "to
protect rather than to take any supervision of the
body." He, the President, had no conversation
with General Clitz, but this morning was met by a
sergeant of police with a squad of men ouiside the
hall. The sergeant informed him that he was or?
dered by Mayor Gaillard to report to the Presi?
dent of the Convention for orders, but as the mat?
ter was in the hands of the convention, he had de?
THE SOUTH CAROLINA VOCABULARY.
T. J. Coghtan (white,) of Sumter, offered the
I Whereas, The prosperity of States, like that of
families, depends on the harmony existing among
i its members, and the precepts of truth and reli?
gion teaoh us to do unto others as they should do
I And, Whereat, Our newly enfranchised citizens
have displayed their good sense und strong love of
country, by a cordial and unassuming co-operation
! with the rest, of their fellow-citizens, in promoting
i the true interests of our beloved Suite and glorious
Republic, be it
Resolved, That, this convention take such action
as it may in its wisdom deem compatible with its
powers, and conducive to the public weal, to ex?
punge forever from the vocabulary of South Caro?
lina the epithets "negro," "nigger," and "Yankee,"
as used in an opprobious sense. That the exigen?
cies and improved civilization of the times demand
that, this convention, or the legislative body crea
I ted by it, enact such laws an will make it a penal
offence to use the above epithets, in the manner
described, agaiust any American citizens of this
State, and lo punish the insult by fine or impris?
Referred to the Committee on Miscellaneous
Provisions of the Constitution.
TUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AN1> OFFICERS.
B. F. Randolph (colored,) offered the following,
which was also referred to the Committee on Mis?
cellaneous Provisions, &c: .
Resolved 1. That such institutions as the Deaf,
Dumb and Blind Asylum, the Lunatic Asylum, and
for the benefit of the poor, shall be fostered and
supported by the State, and always be subject to
such regulations as the General Assembly may di?
2. That the directors of ihn penitentiary shall
be elected or appointed as the General Assembly
3. That, the trustees of benevolent and other
State institutions shall be appointed by the Gov?
ernor, by and with the consent of the Senate; and
upon all nominations made by the Governor, the
question shall be taken by yeas and nays, and en?
tered upon the journal.
4. That the Governor shall have power to fill all
vacancies that may occur in the offices aforesaid,
until the next ensuing session of the General As?
sembly, or until a successor shall be chosen and
CONFEDERATE BONDS TS. GUARDIANS.
5. Corley, (white), of Lexington, offered the
following, which was referred to the Cornmiitcc on
the Judiciary :
Whereas, The rebel legislature of South Caroli?
na did authorize guardians to invest the funds of
their several wards in Confederate bonds; and
vhercas, the present provisional government fully
endorses the justice and legality of the said act, by
the operation of which many innocent and help
less orphans have lost their entire est.it es, aud the
? said bonds are now being tendered by guardians
in lieu of United States currency in settlement of
Resolved, Tliat'in the opinion of this convention
all legislation authorizing the tender of Confed?
erate bonds by guardians in settling the claims of
'their wards, is a monstrous wrong, contrary to the
constitution and laws of Ihe United States, and
therefore null and void; and that all parries con?
cerned are now in precisely the same legal relation
as though no such legislation had been enacted;
and that the Committee on the Judiciary be direct?
ed to prepare an ordinance which will reach all
cases of this complicated swindle, and determine,
whether any guardian, who has sold property and
invested the proceeds during the rebellion, shall
be entitled to any favor on thai particular ground.
S. Corley. of Lexington, offered the following,
which was referred to the Judiciary Committee:
Whereas, The people of South Carolina have
now the advantages of a penitentiary system for
the punishment of crime, and whereas the State is
now iu a condition to protect the lives, property,
and best interests of every class of its population,
and whereas there is no imperative demand for
capital punishment, when society can protect itself
against the depravity and violence of the lawless,
Resolved. That it be referred to the Legislative
Committee to determine whether or not following
or similar clauses shall be incorporated in the con?
stitution of the State, to wit:
That no violation of the laws of the State shall
be deemed a capital offence. That imprisonment
for life shall be substituted for the death penally,
and that for a less offence than murder, the period
of incarceration shall be graduated to accord with
the moral progress of the criminal, conforming to
the provisions of a wholesome prison discipline.
ADJOURNMENT TIXL MONDAY.
J. M. Rutland stated that it was important that
the several committees should have an opportunity
of completing their labors and presenting the re?
sult for the action of the convention, and conse?
quently would move that when the convention ad?
journ it be to meet on Monday next, at 12 o'clock.
The motion was agreed to.
TAXES IN TOWNS AND CITIES.
N. G. Parker, of Barnwell, offered the following
resolution, which was referred lo the commitee on
Miscellaneous Provisions of the Constitution:
Resolved, That it shall be the duty of tho Gene?
ral Assembly, iu the organization of cities and in?
corporated towns, to provide that they shall be re?
stricted in their powers of assessment and taxation.
UNIVERSAL CUAHITY ON TUE RAMPAOE.
A. C. Richmond (white), of Berkley, offered the
Wheras, Several of Ihe members of the body
consider it desirable lo offer numerous and divers
resolutions, apprehending, possibly, that the voice
of the people may he heard, asking why all the
delegates do not offer resolutions for the good of
the people?thai the homeless shall have homes,
the houseless houses, the landless lands the money?
less money, that debtors shall bo debtors no more
Confederate scrip no scrip, and everybody free from
sin, therefore, be it
Resolved, That of one blood were made all the
nations of the earth ; that the poor shall always be
with us; that the hungry will always need food,
the naked clothing, the landless land the homeless
homes and the moneyless money?in fine that
future legislation shall be in the interests of human?
ity, for justice and protection to the poor and se?
curity to the rich.
Timothy Hurley moved that the resolution be
referred to the Committee on Spirtualism, but it
was finally laid on the table.
TUE PEK DIEM QUESTION CLINCUED.
On motion of N. G. Parker?
The ordinance defining the pay and mileage of
officers and members was taken up and passed.
Dr. L. B. Johnson, of Pickens, and Lemuel
Boozer, of Lexington, desired their names to be
entered on the journal as voting against it.
The motion was made to reconsider, and lay the
motion to reconsider on the table, which prevents
the subject from being taken up again.
THE PAT OF THF. PRINTER.
N. G. Parker moved that the printer be paid
weekly, in order to enable him to proceed promptly
with (he work.
C. P. Leslie suggested, as an amendment, "after
this week." The first ihing the convention knew,
at Ihe rale th?y w?ro groina on, they would be out
of funds. [Laughter.]
The amendment was not agreed to and the mat?
ter was left to the Chairman of the Finance Com?
FROM OENEnAL CI.ITZ.
B- F. Whiltemore from the special committee
appointed to confer with Brig. General Glitz repor?
ted that that officer stated that by order of Major
General Canby, he requested the Mayor ofthe city
yesterday to furnish a sergeant and five policeman
that they might be in attendance at the hall, and
ready for any order from the President. That they
were sent here for the purpose of preventing an
occurrence similar to that which took place upon
the floor the other day, between a member of this
convention and a representative of the press of this
city. The General also remarked that the sergeant
had no instructions to come upon the floor of the
hall but was to remain outside ready to respond Jo>
F. J. Moses, Jr., moved that "the explanation of
General Clitz, as conveyed by the committee, be
received as satisfactory."
The President stated that four or five policemen
were down stairs, and the convention . could take
such action as they saw fit.
B. F. Whittcmorc moved that they remain where
they where ordered to remain?outside of the floor
of the convention.
A member auuounccd that General Canby had
received $12,0U0 from the Treasurer of the State,
and N. G. Parker then stated that the Committee
on Finance would be prepared to "pay up."
The convention then, about half-past one o'clock,
adjourned until Monday. .
EXCLUDING THE BEPOBTEB OF THE MER?
A full account of tbc fraoaa between a aon of Dr.
Machet and Mr. Logan, reporter of the Mercury,
is published upon our outside to-day. Iu the
Convention, on Wednesday last, the following pro?
ceedings were had relative to that paper:
Mr. T. J. Coglan, of Suruter, offered the follow?
Resolved, That the reporter of the Mercury be
excluded from the floor and privileges of this
The motion was carried and Mr. Logan retired.
The President ordered the Scrgeaut-at-Arms to
exclude the reporter of the Mercury from the floor
of the house.
Mr. F. J. Moses rose and requested that several
members who desired and did vote ogainst the reso?
lution might be allowed to enter their names op the
record as so voting. The following members then
rose and announced fheir names as voting against
the resolution: F. J. Moses, Jr., Dr. L. 13. John?
son, L. Boozer, C. M. Olsen, S. A. Swails, W. J.
Whippcr, Bailey M?ford, T. Hurley, John A. Hun?
ter, Dr. N. J. Newell, Wm. Perry, C. P. Leslie, Dr.
J. C. Neagle, Rev. J. M. Bunion.
The President asked the privilege of recording
his vote against the resolution, as no reason had
been assigned for the cxclu*ijn of the reporter.
He therefore voted no.
R. C. DcLarge voted no, because he thought the
members ought to be nble to protect themselves,
and not seek it of the Convention.
Later in the day, the members evidently thinking
that their action in the morning was not sufficient?
ly explicit, this affair again became the.theme of
comment, under the following circumstances; and
in the manner detailed by the reporter of the
Mr. D. H. Chamberlain rose and said ho desired
to offer the following resolution, as an explanation
ofthe action of the Convention at the present ses?
sion, and moved its adoption :
Whereas, R. B. Rhett & Brother, Editors, and
R. M. Fuller and Roswell T. Logan, Assistant Ed?
itors of the Charleston Mercury, a scurrilous and
libellious paper published in this city, have pub?
lished false reports of this body, and through
blackguardism of its members proved themselves
to be wholly unworthy of the privileges of this
floor, which should only be extended to gentle?
manly conductors of the press; therefore,
'ltesohed. That the said R.'B. Rhctt & Brother,
R. ^1. Fuller and Roswell T. Logan are hereby ex?
pelled und excluded from the floor of this Conven?
Resolved, That the President be requested to see
this order of the house enforced.
The President decide'd the motion of the mem?
ber offering the resolution to bo n ?juomiou of privi?
lege, and could therefore be entertained.
J. J. Wright said he was glad the resolution had
been offered. The first resolution offered excluding
.the reporter of the Mrrcury from this floor was
rushed through with such rapidity that no time
was given for an expression of opinion. He was
opposed, totally opposed to excluding any person
from the floor of the House. He did not vote
cither way, nor ask that his vote might be recorded.
But if he had voted and asked that his vote might
be recorded it would have been in the affirmative,
notwithstanding his opposition to the exclusion of
any reporter or editor. From what he had seen
and heard he thought it requisite that the reporter
of ihc Mercury should be excluded. A day or two
ago they had a tight, the first he had ever wit?
nessed, and he learned there were oihcrs upon
the floor who would not take the slander ofthe re?
porter of the Mercury. As they had to choose be?
tween two evils he would take the least, and ex?
clude the reporter, tLough he was opposed to any
If the reporter hud remained and the Mercury
had continued, us in the past, there arc persons
here who would, no doubt, have attacked him,
blood would have been spilled and perhaps persons
in the house perfectly innocent have suffered. He
was, therefore, perfectly willing the reporter should
bo excluded. Hut he wanted an opportunity to
express himself and show the people that he was
opposed to such a course. This was simply setting
up an old standard, which, for many years, had
been regarded as the standard of a people who had
stooped below the dignity of men. When men re?
sort to strong arms they lower their dignity. If
there are persons in the Convention who will stoop
so low as to notice a little mean sheet, making its
living by meanness, it would be coming down very
far beneath, the dignity of gentlemen. He was in
favor of freo speech and a free press. An editor
is perfectly responsible for anything he does, and
the law is open to all persons irrespective of color.
But he was in favor of expulsion to avoid a greater
A call was made for the previous question, which
Mr. D. II. Chamberlain, mover of the resolu?
tion, said the privilege of a scat upon the floor of
this House by any member of the press, is simply
obtained by the consent of the body. It is a cour?
tesy which is ordinarily, and almost, universally
ertended to members and rcprcsenlatives of the
press by all similar bodies. But it is not a right
which any man can claim. It is not a right which
any member of the press can claim, and when the
body which extends that courtesy feels that that
courtesy has been abused ; when the representa?
tives of the press, instead of confining themselves
to their legitimate business, descend to libels and
scurrilous sketches of individual members, it be?
comes the right, if not the duty of the body, to
withdraw the courtesy and privileges extended.
The members of the Convention feel that the course
pursued by the Mercury tends to a breach of its
peace, and it is upon that ground mainly that this
resolution has been offered, and will be supported
by the members of the Convention. Itis upon the
same ground that libellous articles may be punish?
ed by law, and tend hence to a breach of t lie pcaoe.
The members do not want tbc excitement and dis?
grace of personal encounters within the walls of
the house or any where else, in consequence of ar?
ticles published in tho papers of the city. Upon
the ground then that they had a right to do it and
that it is necessary to prevent a possible breach of
the peace between the man who descends to this
business and the man who feels himself aggrieved,
this resolution is offered.
The question being taken on its passage, the
resolution wns adopted.
Mr. F. J. Moses, Jr. rose and desired to have
his vote recorded in the negative.
R. C. DeLarge nsked to be allowed to change his
vote on the first resolution, which was made in the
negative, in consequence of the rapidity with which
it was rushed through. He now desired to be re?
corded as voting yes, which was granted.
THE PAY OF MEMBERS.
* This subject has been discussed at length, and
with deep interest. After a protracted discussion
from day to day, the question was finally settled
as follows on Thursday last:
The special order being the unfinished business
?f yesterday, the ?rdinance providing for th? pay
of members was taken up, and after much discus?
sion and many motions, in which the attempt was
made to reduce the amount, it was passed to its
reading, and ordered to be engrossed in the fol?
Defining, the Pay and Mileage of Membtrs and' Ojft'
cers of this Convention.
Sec. 1. And be it ordained, That the pay per
diem of the President, shall be $00.00; Members,
SI 1.00; Sergeant-at-arms, $11.00; Secretary, $11;
Assistant Sergeant-at-arms, $8.00; Assistant Sec?
retary, $8.00; Engrossing Clerk, $7.00 ; Read?
ing Clerk, $7.00; Doorkeeper, $8.00; Assistant
Doorkeeper, $tj.00; Two Messengers, $5.00 each;
Janitor, $4.00, in bills receivable of the Stale,
which have not the par value of United States cur?
Sec. 2. And be it further ordained, That the mile?
age of members and officers of the convention
slull be twenty cents per mile to and from the
convention, by the usual mail routes.
Sec. 3. And be it further ordained, That all pay?
ments made in conformity to the several provisions
of this ordinance or ordinances, shall be upon the
recommendation of the Finance Committee and
upon the authority of the President of the Con?
Washington, January 29.
The revolution is rapidly culminating. All the
measures devised by Congress for subverting the
Government will be speedily passed. In addition
to those heretofore particularly referred to, there is
now a bill before the House prohibiting the Su?
preme Court from adjudicatingadversely to acts of
Congress pu#sed, however in direct conflict with
the Constitution. A bill is also before the Semite
simplifying the proceedings upon impeachments,
and providing that two-thirds of the Senate may
declare a party suspended from exercising the
functions'of his office pending trial. This bill is
manifestly aimed at the President, and is an indi?
cation of the desire of the Senate that the Hcuse
shall present charges. As part and parcel of this
scheme to expel the Executive, still another bill is
pending in the House empowering the President of
the Senate, in cases where ez-o?icio he shall suc?
ceed in the Chief Magistracy, to hold over beyond
the time for which he shall have been elected as a Sen?
ator. This is clearly intended for the benefit of
Wade, and is made lo fit his case to a hair. It,
moreover, evidently contemplates a seizure of the
Government, in case of a fkilurc to elect their can?
didate, after the 4th of March, 1869.
Id. the meantime, it is by no means certain that
the couutry may not be plunged into a foreign
war. I learn that the leading spirits of the domi?
nant party deem it advisable to consummate the
revolution under cover of actually existing hostili?
ties. It is probable, therefore, that our complica
tions with Great Britain will be seized upon to ef
feet their purposes. In a leading article in the
Chronicle, said to have been written by Holt, strong
ground is taken in favor of pushing mailers to an
immediate issue. The arguments in this article
upon the right of expatriation are singular enough,
taking into view their palpable bearing upon the
present condition of the South. The report of Mr.
Banks contains the following paragraph.:
"Deprived of recognized citizenship, debarred
from the privileges ot travel or commerce in peace,
and exposed to punishment in time of war, ihcy
are without safety and without rights. The com?
mission of public crimes could not more effectually
strip them of privileges which in every age and in
all parts of the world have been the accompani?
ments of civilization and Ireedom."
Commeuling upon the passage, the Chronicle dis?
courses tli us:
'On this fundamental point the position taken in
the report is unassailable, for the principle coni
butted is incompatible with our most elementary
ideas of individual freedom. If a man must per
I forcf. remain a citizt-n or subject of that nation tchere
in he chanced to be born, his country is but a prison on
an extended scale. The most liberal Government
would become ;i tyranny should it assert this ex?
travagant degree of authority, and patriotism could
not exist. Even ihe greatest blessings would cease
to be valued if forced upon us against our inclina?
tion, or if it were once announced to us that we
had no option but to receive them. And if this
principle of perpetual a'legiance is inadmissible
under a liboraljjCoveriimcnt. how much more op?
pressive would it be under a despotism V
True to the letter and as applicable to the South
eru people ut this instant as lo expatriated irish?
The General Government is rapidly absorbing
all power, even in respect lo matters of privurv
concernment. The telegraphic companies must
soon yield to the demands of Congress, and private
dispatches arc to be put under the manipulations
of epaulet ted officials. Wash burn e, of Illinois, has
prepared a bill for this purpose. We are told that
he anticipates violent opposition from the lines
now established under Slate authority. No won?
der. People are, very naturally, disinclined to
surrender their properly without adequate com?
pensation, or indeed, to surrender it. at all at the be?
llest of a body of men confessedly without rightful
authority to seize it. 0
It is understood that the wire-pullers have deter?
mined to run St.-uinton for Vice-President ?n the
Grant ticket. The Convention to meet at Chicago
in May ncxl will be a mere formal gathering, and
iis function only io endorse the preordination of
Congress. Many of the small fry, who have been
looking to the second office, are evidently dissatis?
fied with this arrangement?among them Wilson,
of Massachusetts, Morgan, of New York, Speaker
Colfax, Grow, of Pennsylvania, Logan, ic.
The Democrats are making strenuous exertions
to carry New Hampshire ai the coming election, as
the sturting brick to knock down the row in tlie
other States. Hon. Montgomery Blair, Hon. D.
W. Voorhees, Hon. J. S. Black, and other promi?
nent gentlemen have accepted invitations of the
Democratic Committee to address ihe people of
New Hampshire upon tho pending issues.?Cor.
Anderson, Feb. 4.?The cotton market to-day
has been quite lively, in consequence of the recent
advance. Buyers not anxious, however, and mar?
ket unsteady. Prices ranged fr'iSm 15\ to 15J, in?
cluding tax, for higher grades. We note the fol?
lowing prices for other articles: Corn, $1.00;
Peas, 85 to $1.00; Flour, $12.00 to $14.00; Ba?
con, old, 15 to '20?new, 15 to 18: Salt, $3.50;
Bagging, 28 to 30 ; Rope, 15 to 16.
Augusta, February 3 ?Cotton market very dull
and irregular ; sales 275 bales?middling 17 to 17}.
Charleston, February 3.?Cotton }c. lower, but
little done ; sales 350 bales?middling 18.
New York, February 3.?Cotton less active and
lower; sales 2,800, at 19} to 19*.
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, March 2, 1868, at
seven o'clock Companions will assemble with?
out further notice.
By order of the M.-.E.-.H.-.P..
GEORGE MUNRO, Sec.
Feb. 5, 1868 33 4
HIRAM LODGE, No. 68, A.\ F.% M.\
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF IIIRAM
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room on SAT?
URDAY, March 7, 1868, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
Brethren will take due notice anu govern them?
By order of the W.\ M.\ . ?
GEORGE W. FANT, Sec.
Feb. 5, 1868 33?4
Belton Lodge, No. ?, A.-. F.*. M.\, U. D.
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF BELTON
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room at Belton,
S. C, on THURSDAY, March 5th, 1868, at 10
o'clock A. M. Brethren will take due notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
By order of the W.\ M.'.
WARREN D. WILKES, See.
Feb 6, 1808 38
MARRIED, on the 24th of December, 18G7; by
Rev. J. B. Hillhouse, Mr. L-W. Gextey and.Mrs.
J. H. Poole, all of this District.
On the 29th of January, 1868, by tlte same, Mr,
R. J. Poole and Miss R.- J. Bailey, all of this
\* Printer's fee received:
PERSONS having demands against the Estate of
James Morris, dec*d, will present them to the un?
dersigned, properly attested, without delay; and
those indebted to the said Estate must make im?
JESSE C. MORRSFr Adm'r.
Feb 5, 18G8 33 4* .
ALL persons having demands against the Estate of
David S. McConnell, dee'd, will present them to
the undersigned, properly attested, within- the
time prescribed by law, and all persons indebted
to- the said Estate will make settlements at once.
R. M. McCONNELL, Adm'rx.
I Feb 5, 1868 33 4*
Strayed or Stolen,
FROM the plantation of Mr. Stephen McOully,
about the loth of November last, FOUR CALVES.
three of them red. and one red nnd white spotted.
I will pay a suitable reward for the delivery of ei?
ther or all of the above Calves, or for information
that will lead to their recovery.
MICHAEL KENNEDY. ?
Jan 31, 1868 41 2
ARE in first rate order, having been recently im?
proved by -the introduction of a NEW SMUT MA?
CHINE nnd NEW BOLTING CMOTHS. and is in
charge of an experienced Miller. No pains or at?
tention will be spared to insure everybody a good
turn out. Forty-five pounds will be guaranteed
from good wheat.
The COBN MILL, as heretofore, is unrivalled.
e; J. EARLE.
Feb 6. 1868 33
LANDRETH'S GARDEN SEEDS, for sala by
TOWERS & BURRISS.
Pink Eye, Peach Blow and Mer?
FOR sale by
TOWERS & BURRISS.
ANOTHER lot of those celebrated Magnolia. Cot?
ton Plant, Oriental and Shan-rock" CuOKING
A superior lot of Candy, Raisins, Almonds, Fil?
berts, Butter Nuts, Pickles, Shelled Almonds, Fig
PsFte, Oysters, Peaches in Cans, Pepper Sance,
Rice?in fact, a good assortment of Groceries-,
House Furnishing Goods, &c, low for cash. Give
us a call before buying.
TOWERS & B?BRISS.
?Feb 5, 1868 33 '4
Pendleton Male Academy,
THE Trustees of the Pendleton Male Academy
have secured the services of Mr. J. H. CAB LISLE,
an experienced Teacher, as Principal, who will
opeu school February 17. lSb8.
bates per quarter tex weeks.
Primary Department, ?."? 25
lntermcii.He, 7 00
Higher English, 8 75>
Ancient Languages, Higher Mathematics and
Natural Sciences, 11 00
Incidental Expenses. ~~>
Monthly printed reports of recitations and con?
duct will be sent to parents aud guardians, and
rigid but salutary discipline will he positively en?
Young men desiring to enter College will be pre?
pared for advanced classes.
Board in private families near the school can b*
had at $10 to $12 per month.
R. A. MAXWELL,
Chairman Board Trustees.
Feb 5, 18C8 33 lm
Chung-e of Schedule.
OrncE Lacuexs Raiihoad,
Laurens C. H., S. C, Jan. 2'J, 1868.
ON and after this date, the Trains will run over
this Road as follows, until fnrther notice i
Leave L.Tv.rens at 6 o'clock a. n>., on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays.
Returning, leave No.wherry immediately after
the arrival of the Up Trains on the G. & C. R. R.r
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays-.
B. S. JAMES, Lessee.
Fob 5, 1868 33
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, Wm. Smith has applied to me
for Letters of Administration on the Estate of
Samuel Smith, deceased :
These are therefore to cite and admonish nil and
singular the kindred aud creditors of said deceas?
ed to be and appear at my office on Saturday,
15th day of Feb., 1868, to show cause, if any
they can, why said Administration should not be
granted. ROBERT JUNKIN, o.a.n.
Feb 5, 1868 33 2
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, Henry H. Brenzeale has applied tome
for Letters of Administration on the Estate of Nel?
ly H. Br?.azeale, deceased:
These arc therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceas?
ed to be and appear at my office on the 15th day
of February. 1868, to show cause, if any they
can, why said Administration should not be grant?
ed. ROBERT JUNKIN, o.a.d.
Feb 5, 1868 33 2
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, James A. Matiison has applied to me
for Letters of Administration on the Estate of John
M. Mattison, deceased:
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased
to be and appear at my office on the 18th day of
February, 1868, to show cause, if any they Can,
why said Administration should not be granted.
ROBERT JUNKIN, o.a.d.
Feb 5, 1868 SS 2
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
WHEREAS, W. T. Clark has applied to me for Let?
ters of Administration on the Estate of Jacob Crum
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased
.to be nnd appear at my office on the 12th day of
February, 1868, to show cause, if any they can,
why said Administration should not be granted.
ROBERT JUNKIN, o.a.d.
Jan. 29, 1868 32 2
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of Samuel R.
McElroy. dee'd, must come and make payment by
the 15th February. After that time their Notes
will be iu the hands of an offioer for collection.
THOMAS DICKSON, Adm'r.
MARY M. McELROY, Admt'x.
Jan 29, 1868 o2 2*