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Thursday Morning, Joly 6, 1865.
Celebration of the 4th o? July by tbs
Colored Population of Columbia
and the Surrounding Country.
A great concourse of colored peoj ?e.
mal? and female, assembled for the cele,
-bration of the day at an early hoer. A*
procession, consisting wholly of males,-nud
estimated to be from four to fire thousand
in number, commenced ita movement from
the corner of Marion and Bland i ug street,
and moved for the College Chapel at 9? a
m. The column, moving in ^pairs, occu?
pied one hour in passing any one given
point The colored spectators, iemales
moally, who lined the streets during the
march of the procession, were probably
moro numerous still. Altogether, some
ten or twelve thousand colored persona
were present, more than one half of whom
were probably from ihe surrounding couu
' try. When the procession reached the
College, it moved into the Chapel, and
David Pickett was called to the Chaii\
The exercise? w.ere opened with praj'er by
S. W. Newton; after which Ure Declara
tiou of Independence was read by James
Barmfield. II. D. Edwards was then in?
troduced to the audience and delivered au
oration, - which is described to us as quite
eloquent and impressive. His subject was
mainly industry and the necessity of labor,
as the true means for securing freedom.
He described to his colored brethren the
blessings that would follow to them from
the proper use of their freedom, and the
-dangers of its abuse. He counselled them
.io faithful working, each in his vocation;
to the necessity of earning a living for
their families as well as themselves; that
they should teach their children to read
and Write, and train them up duly in the
fear of the Lord. Such was the substance
of this discourse, which is described as
judicious, moderate and impressive.
The orator of thft day was followed by
C. Carroll in a similar strain, who also, in
a forcible wanner, endeavored to impress
upon his auditors the value of these
And with these speeches at the Chapel,
the exercises being concluded, the line of
march of the procession was re formed,
and the column, moved to the skirt o|
woods near the Ladies' Hospital, where, a
bountiful supply of *fledh and fowl, bread
stu fid, cakes, pies, fruits, ?tc, awaited th?
.gathering crowd. A hecatomb of beasts
-of all sorts, were barbecued; thousands o
chickens perished for the benefit of humar
liberty; turkies, ducks and hams; pigs and
other small deer; 2,000 loaves of bread
cart loads of cakes and pies, to say no thin j
-of cookies, stickeys and other creature com
forts, smoked on the platters, and wei*'
?eagerly despatched. These were all com
luodities of regular purchase by the com
mittee. There were large voluntary con
tributious, besides, of bread, cakes, pies
jellies, &c. The people did eat, but, as w
learn from the complainte of sundry, the;
were not all equally well filled. A tabl
was assigned to the white guests, the mei
of no color, people of Columbia and othe
parts. Several of these are described a
well to do representative citizens of th
.city. For these, some good wines wer
provided, and champagne momentarily
enlivened the hearts of many who ha
previously drank large potations of th
After the meet discussion of the meat*
speeches were made severally by Mr. --
Jeuks, Col. Van Wyck (formerly a leadin
member of Congress from N?w York) an
Cob N. Haughton, Commandant of th
Post; all of whoso speeches are describe
to us as judicious in character, mod?rai
and proper ia tone and eloquent in i Hu
In the evening, at 9 o'clock, a display >
pyrotechnics, from the College Grce
wound up tho affair in a very blaze
glory. The proceedings were conduct*
throughout in a most sedate and order
manner. There was no rioting or ou
lawry; the negroes were invariably civ
und respectful in their deportment, beha
ing with marked propriety equally
house and highway. We have heard
neither strife, nor blasphemy, cor drun
enncss. For much of this order, docenc
sobriety and good conduct, wo are i
dwbted to the excellent arrangement* ai
wise precaution of Col. Haughton, wi
well merits the "well done" of our citize
t large, white and black.
V number of postmasters have bc
at' ""I'.-.-M* for North ''andina and Text?
The. Charleston Courier comes to us on
a sheet coBfliderably enlarged. The COM-'
rief announces that ti.o North-eastern
Railroad will resume its operations on the
lOth instant. At Florence, connection will
bo made with ihe trains for Kingsville and
Cheraw. To tho people of Columbia, the
cooNoctron at Kingsville will present a
greatly increased facility for travel te the
city -of Charleston and ultimately to Wi),
minston and the North.
The poor and suffering in Charleston are
objects of e*i nost inquiry among the
I charitable. It would seem that there is
no exaggeration in the report of the dis?
tress prevailing in that city.
The public schools of Charleston are
closed for the summer, by aa order of Gen.
Saxton. The whole number of pupila is
stated at 1,004- The average attendance
was 650, of which number about one-sixth
were white. Fifteen teachers are em
ployed, of whom three are from the North,
the .remaining twelve are natives o
Charleston-all under tho superintendence
.of Mrs. E. H. Hawks. Miss Mary Wes
ton's school nf girls bore the most credit
? lady was rUn over and somewhat in
jured by a colored cart driver. The Cou
tier speaks of these casualties as being o
too frequent repetition.
Mr. M. Ainsley Scott, of the Live Oal
Club, Charleston, was thrown from hil
horse while riding through the streets anc
narrowly escaped with his life. Ile wai
badly bruised and hurt, but no bonei
Wo have received by telegram froti
Rici mond, addressed to the editor of th?
Phoenix, the following note:
"J have arrived here from prison
Please allow me a personal reply.
(Signed,) R. LEWIS."
We do not know Mr. Lewis, and pre
sume that he addresses us only with th
view to making known his safety an<
situation to his friends and .relatives. 'Ph
telegram is at our office for any relativ
who may call for it.
CHARLESTON MEETINGS.-A correspot
dent of the Courier, of Gae Sd, in reply t
an editorial of that paper, states the fo
lowing facts, viz:
"When the first call for a public mee
ing was issued, we think in April, tb
meeting was largely attcDued, and as ti;
proceedings were about to be opened, ce
I tain people demanded admittance, whic
I demand being refused, they enter?
j forcibly. This proceeding was attende
with a great deal of confusion; and ina
much as the committee who had wait?
upon the commandant and requested tl
use of the hall were white men, and r
I quested the use of it for white citizen
tney of course considered their rights i
fringed upon, and consequently ali, or
least nearly all, left the hall. The mei
ing which was then held, and the resol
tiona which were passed, were the procce
ings of the colored men, and were err
neously published in your paper
emanating from the citizens of Charleste
The citizens of Charleston have not as y
had an opportunity of holding a mee ti
for the purpose of'expressing their sea
menta in regard to the Union."
Brevet Brig. Gen. W. T. Bennett I
been appointed Commandant of the Pi
at Charleston, vies Brig. Gea. Wm. Gunn
The cotton milla of Graniteville, S-.
and of Augusta, Ga., have begun regu
shipments of cotton goods, to thc JN
York market, and satisfactory rctui
have been made on the first shipments.
j C. J. Faulkner, of Virginia, forme
I Minister to France, and imprisoned
? soon as he returned from it, has been p
j doned. Henry S. Foote has made ap]
cation for a pardon.
President Johnson has officially and
proclamation announced the entire ces
tion of thc blockade so long maiman
over the ports of the South. They
once more all laid open to tho comme
of the world.
Howell Cobb is reported to havo
marked, when be heard of Gov. Brov
arrest, "Yes. d-a him! he'll go to Wi
ington a prisoner, and be sleeping w
Andy Johnson in less than a fortnight'
No decision has yet been mad?
to the when and where of Jeff. Da
Buildings for Sale.
IWILL sell two or three NEW BUI
INGS cheap, 24 by 80 feet-to be
i moved. Also, eight or nine hundred
of PLANK-sold with each house, ii
quired. Apply to C. P. REMSEN.
Coruor Gateu ond Lady street
i July 6 j
Th? travelling public will notice the
advertisement of a tri-weekly exprew Ijne
of covered spring wagons.from Columbia
to Or cgt-brg.
POST OFFICE ANO Lernens.-The post
office ia now kept in the College Campus,
in the building one door above the quar?
ters of Col. fiavghloa- We are instruct?
ed to say that there are numerous letters
for citizens of Columbia,'which have been
accumulated for some weeks. Citizens
had better look, after them. The office
hoars for applicants are from 8 a. m. until
7 p. m. Mails are also despatched ragu
lary to Charleston, Camden, Winusboro
and Newberry. The commandant courte?
ously invites the citizens to avail them?
selves of these facilities.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.-Wc return oar
thanks to Capt Mesnard, of the 25th Ohio
Regiment, for copies o? the New York
Herald, of the 2ith and 26th ult, and to
Mr. E. Loomis tor a cor*/ of the Cincin?
nati Daily Commercial, of the 24th ult.,
and to Major Culp, ol tho '??Iii Ohi< ,.for
a copy of the Port Royal Neici, ol cae 1st
inst From Mr. J. Bates, we have also a
copy of the Charleston Courier, of the 2d
?nat, and of the iNew York Herald and
Day Dook, both of the -4th ult. From
most of ihese wc make extracts.
We had the pleasure of meeting oa the
street, on the 4th, the Hon. Franklin J.
Moses, of Sumter, here as one of the di.
rectors of the South Carolina Railroad.
He maintains his health vigorously, and
speaks favorably of Uie future of the
railroad. We learn from himself and
President Magrath that no efTcrt will be
spared to secure the necessary funds for
the recoustruction of the road and its
restoration to public use. The latter ia
about to depart for the North, in cearch
of fund and material.
VIA Gn.vNBY.-Our readers will perceive,
with delighted surprise, from the adver?
tisement of Messrs. H. Solomon ?fe Co.,
that the ocean steamers are uow enabled
-thanks to the wondrous progress of art
and science-to mnke their way from N?iW
York up the Congnrce as high as Granoy
With a little more ambitious advertising
they will find their way to Columbi!
Ftos FOR THU FEAST.-In the midst of tin
public celebrations of the fourth, we wert
not forgotten by our friends, and have t<
acknowledge a choice collection of crea
ture comforts from the venerable firm t>
Zealy, Scott ?fe Brun?, consisting o
crackers and cheese, cakes and sardines
with certain other articles no', less de
lightfal to the palate because ??meles* t
the ear. All the commodities were choice
and worthy of a birth day tabb- in th
palace of the Phoenix. In this c nnectioi
we must not forget a bowl of a mosL del
cious beverage, such as was ul" t'amou
manufacture in South'Carolina i*i thos
days when she was famous for a thuusan
good things, and this bowl was worthy c
her reputation for its manufacture in he
best day. Thanks to the fair hands whic
compounded it Nor must we forget t
acknowledge the delicate breadatuffs an
choice meats and other viands whic
girdled the bowl as with delicacies draw
"TOILET ARTICLES. "
COMBS, BRUSH KS,
Gloves, Lace Mitt?.
July t? ZEA LY. SCOTT dc BRUN3.
Columbia to Cnar?Sston.
c&^mv, A LINK OF COMPORTA BL
ftg?SgF HACKS is now established b
tweet C?dutr_bia ut.d Kingsville, there co
necting with the trains on Mondays ai
Thursdays for Florence and Charlestb
via Florence. For schedule, see notice
the Wilmington and Manchester Rtiilroi
Company. For passage, apply at the
-july 6 5* SHIVER HOUSE.
FANCY TOILET SOAPS,
Brown Windsor "
July G -ZEALY, SCOTT ?fe BRUNS.
Brass and Copper Wanted
HSOLOMON A CO. still continue
. purchase BRASS and COPPE
Th? highest market price will bc paid.
H. SOLOMON ?fe CO.,
Westside of Assembly street,
July g Imo Below Plai
15 year old Bou - bon Whiskey,
5 year old Corn Whiskey,
St Julien Claret.
?3?"Onlvsold ou Col. Haughton's ord
July b" ZEALY, SCOTT -fe -,PUN'V
MELVIN H. COHEN,
Assembly Street, West Side, one
Boor from. Pendleton Street,
HAS just received a choice supply of
the- following articles, which he 'is
Ere pared to sell at wholesale and retail, at
I CHEESE. SARDINES,
No. 1 MACKEREL.
! Prime GOSHEN BUTTER,
PRUNES. CITRON, DATES,
. Wine do.,
Young Hyson Tea,
, Brown Sugar,
Cloves, Mace, Allspice,
Nutmeg?, Toilet Soaps,
Colgate's Bar Soapa,
Scarfaletti Smoking Tobacoe,
Fresh Hops, choice Segarp.
Col'd Pocket Ildkfs,
Gent's Ilalf Hose,
CHILDREN'S G Al 1 ERS.
NEEDLES, assorted, <fcc.
Together with a select variety of
Drugs, Medicines, Fancy .Articles,
&C-, &C. duly 4 turning
, ALE, CLARET,
BOURBON WHISKEY, &C, ?.
Just received aud for sale low by
MELVIN M. COHEN,
ASSEMBLY STREET, WEST SIDE,
One door from Pendleton street.
NOTICE.-Under recent orders from
headquarters, no liquors of any descrip
tion will be sold by the subscriber without
a special permit from Col. Haughton, com?
manding, or a certificate from a respect?
able physician. July 4 tuthm3
AFINE stock of DRUGS and MEDI?
CINES jtl.it received by
H. SOLOMON & CO.,
Assembiy street, West, below Plain.
Notice to Travellers
FOE THE UP-COUNTRY.
?grmaj PASSENGERS for all points
j^Og*^* on the line of the Green ville and
Columbia Railroad, wishing to avoid de
lav, should secure seats in Dr. J. RUS?
SELL BAKERS COVERED SPRING
WAGON, which leaves Columbia for Al?
ston Depot every TUESDAY/THURSDAY
affd SATURDAY MORNING, at 6 o'clock.
Travellers by this wagon ard ve at Alston
in ample time to take the trains for Green?
ville and all other points on this line of
railroad-avoidiitg the great delay here- j
tofore experienced at Newberry-the sche?
dule of the Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road having been altered to meet the
wants of the travelling public. July 4
Office Gen- Sup't Wilmington and
Manchester Railroad Company,
SUMTER. S. C , JULY 8. 1865.
ATRAIN for the conveyance of pas?
sengers and freight is now running
Semi-weekly between Kingsville and Great
Pee Dee River; leaving Kingsville each
Monday and Thursday at 6 a. m., aud ar?
riving at Pee Dee same day? at 1.45 p. m.
Returning, the train leaves Pee pee at
10.45 a. m. each Tuesday and Friday, and
arrives at Kingsville at 6.'?7 p. m. Con?
nections are made, both going and return?
ing, with trains of the North eastern Rail?
road and Cheraw and Darlington Railroad
at Florence. Trips of this train will be
increased to tri-weekly and daily, as eon
nectiooa are opened and business justifies.
HENRY M. DRANE,
J''.'v 4 C* Gr-.cTft'. SurerinteTidcnt,
By Darbee * Walter.
THIS DAY. Jul}' 6, at our office, at ?'i
o'clock, will be sold, tho following ar
Pickle Beef, Fies. Salt, Window Ruthes, -
giinda, Glas?, Screws, Bm eau?. Yarn.
Ma?tresses. Pillow*, Bolsters, Climie, Coats,
Striped Homespuns. Marseilles Vest., Shoo"
Brushes, Wall Paper, Ink. Needles, Poole,
Bedstead, Bagging, Piek!? .Jurs. Cm pen -
ter's Tools, Crockery. Looking Glensea, ?rc.
Also, a -Four-Horse Wagon. july o
ZEALY, SCOTT & BKTJNS ~
WILL sell, on FRIDAY, 7th inst., ut their
mart, at 10 o'clock,
?2 Colton Sheets.
6 Linen "
. 12 Dimity Curtains.
* Marseilles Quilts.
6 Damask Table Cloths.
6 pair super larg? White Blankets.
2 ? " Bine "
12 Cotton Pillow Slips.
5 Linen " " &
7 assorted Quilts.
6 Huck. Towels^
Napkins, Doylies, Mantle Ornamenta.
Soup and Dinner Plates.
Cups and Saucers.
Disher and Pitcher?, ?te.
fi doz. Augurs, 5 doz. Chi-sels.
1 doz. Horse Rasps, 10 gross Screws.
1 doz. Brnzen Bits
1 doz. assorted English Fibs.
1 doz. Axes, ?Seo.
With articles tito numerous to mention^
Terms cash. * july 6 2
ENGLISH DAIRY CHEESE,
Beaton Soda Crackers,
Ginger, Tea C?k?s.
July 6 ZEALY, SCOTT ?fe BRUNS.
YDS COTTlN?DES and BLUE
600 vards HICKORY -STRIPES.
900 yards ENGLISH PRINTS.
1 case UMBRELLAS and PARASOLS.
Fm- side by J. G. GIBBES,
july 4 2
For Tea and Breakfast.
FINE GREEN TEA.
English Breakfast Tea,
July 6 ZEALY, SCOTT Jr BRUNS.
THOMAS C. VEAL~
Architect and CiVil Engineer,
WILL furnish plans, speeirieaiions and
personal supervision,, with all ne?
cessary details for public buildings, dwell-'
iiigs; "cottages, bridges, ?tc, for city or
country. Surveys for city lots made on
implication. Oiliee at A. R. Plrdlips'. Be?
dell's Row. July 6 we8*
~~ Orangebiirg and Columbia.
A TRI-WEEKLY EXPRESS LINE of
-Tv covered spring wagons will run be?
tween the aimve'inentioned point? on and
after FRIDAY, July 7, running regularly
on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday?, at
?I p. nt, from Columbia, (connecting .Arith
the"next. morning's train for Charleston,)"
and on Tuesdays, Tnutsdays and Saturdays'
at :$ p.' m., from Orangehnrg, arriving ita
Columbia early the following morning.
ReluyB of horses have been established at
points on the road. Baggage for the pre?
sent wiil be li ited to one valise to each
passenger. Seats can be engaged before?
hand by application to E. Coffin or J. H.
F?>wles, Agents, nt. the store of R. M.
Stokee?, in Columbia, or John "W. Ward,
Agent, at Treadwell's Hotel, Orangebnrg,
\ND for sale at the corner of Bull rind
Senate streets, bv G. M. COFFIN:
STATIONERY. SUGARS ?
TEA. Tu BA' CO,
PA It ASO LS, STARCH.
Turpent ine and Toilet SOAPS.
THREAD. FIG BLUE,
Ladies' UNDERSLEEVES, July 4 3*
\*7 ANTED, fifty dozen EMPTY BOT
Julys ZEALY, SCOTT ?fe BRUNS.
JUST RECEIVED BY
EXTRA brands SMOKING TOBACCO.
Extra FAMILY FLOUR.
KNIVES and FORKS.
LON G CLOTH.
White and Col'd POCKET HDKF3.
GLOVES, COURT PLASTER.
HOOKS and EYES, PINS.
Wide and Narrow T^PE.
H VIR NETS.
LEAD PENCILS. "
BLACK COAT BUTTONS.
A small lot of TINWARE, and namer
VIP c-tbs* articles for ea'c July 4 2*