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"?Friday Morning, July 7, 1866 .
Life of President Johnson.
"We Lave already acknowledged the ra.
ceipt, from Peterson <fe Brothers, pub?
lishers, of Philadelphia, of a neat, well
printed and illustrated biography of An?
drew Johnson, the.seventeenth President
of the United States. The work is opened I
with u portrait of the President, which is
said to be a good one. The style and
maimer of the book are creditable, with
out compelling spacial consideration. The
work draws so largely from the speeches
made in bia lon^ political career by Presi?
dent Johnson, that it may be said to fur
nish a sufficient key note to Iiis character,
and so to his future policy, in the very
important role which has been thrust
upou him by the casualty in the ca?
reer of bis predecessor. To aspiring
politicians to those who doubt of their
securities, and to those others who ajjp
dubious about their status in the future,
the volume may afford excellent subjects
for 8tud$, and we commeud it to their pe?
rusal.. As a biographical work, we may
sum up its general characteristics by a j
simple catalogue of its several heads-of i
contents. The book shows thc origin of
Johnson; his first beginning's as a tailor
b??\; and gives at full the history of his
initiation into political life in the Slate of
Tennessee. The details necessarily be?
come- more copiou? when Ire passes into
tile, higher gi..des of office-when he be?
comes a member of Congress and the
Governor of his Slate. His greatest ora?
torical effort, according to his biography,
is his speech on the Jitith July-, 1861, on
the resolution "approving certain acts of
the President for suppressing rebe.lion.''
The people of our very disloyal State will
read this speech with no little interest.
"This," according to his biographer, ''was
the great effort of hia life, down to this
period." The rest is to come, JFi??s coro
itel opetis! Certainly, the disposition of
%the elephant, after purchase, is the pro?
blem with his keeper; and President John?
son, if he can grapple successfully with
the embarrassments occasioned equally
by friends and foes, will have achieved a
success to which nothing ia his past his?
tory can offer any adequate corapariaon
The volume, besides, contains a large mass
of oratorical and argumentative matter,
prior to and during the last four years, to
say nothing of a copious report upon his
administration while acting as Military
Governor of Tennessee. Here, too, are
all his addresses and proclamations. We
have but to remark, at the close, that the
career of President Johnson argues him to
be a man of sharp intellect, if not shrewd
judgment and a strong will. Without
these qualities, DO man can arise from
obscurity into permanent and distinguished
station. He may have a thousand fauits,
vices and deficiencies; but these virtues
must be absolutely inglis possession. He
will need their exercise no.w in far greater
degree than ever. He has a contest before
him which will try equally his dexterity
and nerve. Party is pieparing to take
him by the throat, perhaps, as not suffi
cien tl y subservient to its exactions. Nous
PARDONS.-We are glad to he able to
6tate that the good work of pardoning is
gofng on briskly. Messrs. Wm. Gr*?i:g
Janus J. Gregg and Wm. Gregg, Jr, of
this State, received the Executive pardon
on the 29th. Among the petitions filed
with P .-ii.lent Johnson for pardon are
those ot Judge Campbell, of Alabama;
Alfred Rhett, of South Carolina; S* R
Mallory, ot Florida, and W. R. Drinkard.
who was Chief Clerk of the War D-n>art
ment under Buchanan's Secretary of War_
CATASTROPHE.- By the loss of t he steamer
Kentucky, on the Red River, two hundred
human beings, mostly Confederate soldiers
from Missouri, Were hurried into eternity.
Tliey were asleep when the boat-an old
one-struck a bank, and keeling into deep
water, sank before the passengers could
THE RUSSIAN PLAGUE -This fearful m &
lady is extending Westward. The disease
is said to bo the same as that which pre?
vailed in London a century ago. Our
Consul at Port Mahone has advised the
State Department that all cargoes should
be rigidly cleaned before landing.
Gold, ;:; New York, oa tho 30th, closed
.. Openings of Travel.
Each day now brings us some fresher
facilities for the travelling public. New
?lines of wagons are daily reporting for va?
rious routes all around us; and, occasion?
ally, stages or carriages are to be found,
on proper application, for the more easy
conveyance of the luxurious and the in?
valid. A letter from II. M. Di ane, the
General Superintendent of the Wilmington
and Manchester Railroad, tells us:
"I am running, at present, semi weekly
trains. We leave Kingsville on Munday
aud Thursday of each week, at 6 o'clock
a. m., aud we arrive at Kingsville on
Tuesdays and Fridays ai 6.27 p. tu. After
Juiy lu, the M or Lh eastern Railroad will
ru i tri -weekly by rail all the way from
Florence to Charleston. I expect Oy that
time io change, in order lo connect. This
is the shortest and best route to Charleston
tram Columbia, being hy rail all the way
from Kingsville. I should wish lo see a
Hue of stages put on the route between
Columbia and Kingsville; and such a line
I should encourage in every way possible
te me. The busiuess of such a route would
no doubt prove au admirable one to any
enterprising contractor. You shall be
fully posted in respect to any change ot
SL-hedule, so as to enable a contractor to
accommodate himself to the change. 1
am under the impression that, ic ti few
days, a mail contract can be got for Colum?
bia, winch will materially add to ihe pro
iiis ot the propused line."
So tar PO good. The prospect is eucou
raging. We have already suggested this
r lt*?e of slages or wagons, and we truqt to
see some enterprising contractor taking
advantage of the suggestion. It is the
?arly bird who catches tba worm,
j P. S.-We had scarcely written the
above, when we liud that an enterprising
citizen, R. C. Shiver, had taken time by the
forelock, and had already put forth his
programme. See advertisement.
A WOED FROM THC LADIES,-A word
from the ladies, thougn less grateful than
their6uiile, is always welcome to the earn
of taste and wisdom. We have some ap
pealing word? from some of the ladies ol
thia city, who have long been blending
the sweetness and gentleness of the se*
with the lender love and the nursing cart
of the good Samaiitan. Mrs. Snowdeo.
representing the ladies having charge o:
the hospital in this place, entreats succoi
from the humane, in behalf of the rnor<
feeble and suffering patients under hei
charge. To the bounty of Col. Haughton
Commandant of the Post, she is iudebtec
for the more solid a&d substantial article,
of food; but such articles as eggs, chicken?
vegetables, fruits, milk, butter and fres!
meat, are held to be essential to the coin
fort and health of those who are feebh
and exhausted. Such articles as these, i
sent to Mrs. Snowden's residence, (Gervai
street, between Marion and Bull,) wil
afford great succor to many sufferers
Some of the patienta are invalids for life
others convalesce slowly, and need nura
iug aud nutritious rather than etimulatitij
food. To all, the articles asked for wil
prove grateful and beneficial.
B. F. Perry, of Greenville, and W. W
Boyce, of Charleston, S. C., are the mos
prominent candidaiesJTor Provisional Go
vernor of that State. The forcer wil
probably, it is said, be appointed.
STEAMSHIP ALU/MBBA.-The steamshi
Alhambra, of the Leary line, left Brown'
Wharf for New York at 8 o'clock pre
cicely Satuiday evening, with a tull hst c
passengers, large freight and the mailt
She is tile ti rsl steamship cleared hy Cn
lector .Mackey. A Saihng Vessel was als
? cleared by the Collector "saturday fe
I Philadelphia. The following is the ?ut i
I passengers b}- the Alhambra:
Il W Kingdom, T F Capers and lady, V
H Capers, G li lloppock. wif, child an
servant, S Cahill. Mrs. 'Randall, Mr
Gregg. James Lafitte, J J Gregg, T i
bristol, li B McCreery. N Levin, jr, Mi
Col Carmichael, \ s Johnson, M Straus
Challes Sylva, F Jacobson. W S Coate
W E liaviland. J A Armstrong, C ll Vou
heep, Miss Woodhill, C ll Olby, Mi
Sproat, Miss Pr?.scott, Mies Brett, W
Sheppard, N H Biaidseii, o F Whit'On,
Jacobs and son. Mis*H Uart and servan
J R M Coffin, li H Tucker. G B Manuin
Gto Cooper, J McDonald, W Rainey. A
Clarke and wile. J D Martin, 1) L Will
C F'Paneknin, Miss A Wood, Mrs Coati
.Miss McKenzie. C W ul bern, N hunt, J
Coddiugton, A Wallace, J G ul errer, J
Perkes, T Wildes, A Hutfold, J R Haobet
Miss Langley, C Shad*no, J V ?hack.
ford, B C?jate, W W Ledyard, J R Pett
son. M Duffie, E T King.
PEW-HOLDERS of Trmity Church w
please call at South-west corner
Ptckens and Gervais streets for their bi
for PEW-RENT, for the six months endi
June 30 ult. C. BRUCE WALKER,
July 7 1 Treasurer
The offi?e of the Columbia Phonix is
oa Gates-street, second door from Plain.
We are indebted to Mr. L. T. Levin for
a copy of lite Nev York Herald, of the
?Sth nit., and to Mr. F. H. Lafon for the
Herald, of July 1. Also, to the Express
Company for late Augusta and Charleston
HEAT OK THU WEATHER.-ft still con?
tinues intensely hot. The d?y burns willi
concentrated fires, and the night is like
an oven heated throughout the day to
seven-fold fierceness. No rain; and unless
we have some soon, the gardens will
perish, and there will he great loss in the
corn crop. This drowth, continued a
week longer, at thia particular season, will
probably cutoff fully one half. Talk of
comfort, if you will; bur. in the meantime,
drink freely of acids, lemons, if you can
find them, but, lacking these, fiud a sub?
stitute in lemon syrups, lemon powders,
citric acid, sulphuric acid even, and cream
of tartar. Keep the blood cool and the
ANOMALOUS CORN*.-Wo have, from the
gardens of Monsieur Durbec, not so well
known as a gardener as an au -'.ioneer and
mnateur musician, a coupieof ears of corn
which exhibit sou.e peculiar characteris?
tics. The sheaves or shut-k of the ears
are a purple brown, as if oyed in an au?
tumnal sun; the grain i3 while, though
small, and the silk is perfectly black.
Whether this arguts th-- ?mancip?t ?on of
the negro or not, must be left to the im?
agination of those who deal and believe
in auguries and omens. We found but.
little embarrassment in this s.-unple, but
could iiave wished that, it ha 1 been large
enough for a IUCSS. when wc should have j
been better prepared to decide whether
the se -d should be preserved for perpetua,
lion jjjg t he ry e a rs ?nd generations.
Auction and Commission Agent,
Corner of Plain and A*xcmbl>i Ht reeta,
WILL ??ve particular attention to the
disposal of Real Estate. Cotton,
Provision? and General Merchandize.
Will attend to the sale of Furniture, Ac ,
at any part of the city that owners may
require. _ July 7 +13
Columbia to Charleston.
A LINE OF COMPORTABLE
.HACKS is now established be
tweet Columbia and Kingsville, there con?
necting with the trains on Mondavs and
Thursdays for Florence and Charleston,
via Florence. For schedule, see notice of
the Wilmington and Mancheater Railroad
Company. For passage, appl at the
july 6 b*_SHIVEIt HOUSE.
Brass and Copper Wanted
HSOLOMON & CO. still continue to
. purchase BRASS and COPPER.
Th? highest market- price cvill he paid.
H. SOLOMON <fc tl).,
West side of Assembly street,
July 6 Imo Below Plain.
Very Desirable Residence to Rent.
AHANDSOME FURNISHED R1>I?
DENCE, well localed in the city The
mansion has seven rooms, with basemeuta;
a fine lot, with flower and vegetable gar?
den uuder cultivation. For further parti?
culars, apply at this ?ffice. July 3 -f-3
Buildings for Sale.
IWILL sell two or throe NEW BUILD
INGS cheap. 24 by 30 feet-to be re
moved. Also, eight or nine hundred feet
of PLANK-sold with- each bous*?. ?f re
quir?d. Apply to C. P. REMSEN.
Corner Gates and Lady streets.
J-'v fi 1?
4 " FINE stock of DRUGS and MEDI
J.\. CINES just, received bv
H. SOLOMON <fc CO.,
Assembiy street, West, below Piain.
O O JLM TT M IB I-A. .
A TRI WEEKLY EXPRESS LINE of |
_?V. covered spring wagons will run be?
tween the aboTe'mei iioned points on and
after FRIDAY, July 7. running regularly
on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays, at
4 p. m , from Columbia, (connectih? with
the next morning's train for Charleston.)
and on*Ti. sdays.Tnutsdays and Saturdays
at 3 ; m., from Orangebutg, arriving in
C'du <ia early the following morning.
Relays .i horses have been established at
points on the road. Baggage for the pre?
sent will be li ited to one valise to each
passenger. Seat? can bo engaged before?
hand by application to E. Coffin or,J. H.
Fowles, at the store of R- M. Stokes, in
Columbia, or John W. Ward, at Treadwell's
Hotel, Orangiburg. july r> f 3
Speech of the Hon. W. W. Boyce,
Delivered at the Court House in
Winnsboro, S. C., on Wednesday,
21st June, 1865, at tbe meeting
held for the restoration of tbo civil
Government of South Carolina.
During the absence of the com?
mittee to prepare resolutions for the
action of the meeting, Mr. Boyce
being walled upon, rose and addressed
the people assembled:
MR. PRESIOENT: I approve of the
object of the meeting. Ii is greatly to
our interest to have civil government
established in the Slate. By the
theory of our institutions, while a f?iw
great interests are exclusively confided
to the Federal authority, a large mass
of legislation ?3 reserved to the States
individually! Tbe auoner we bave a
State Government in operatic**, the
sooner we will have control over our
local legislation, and the sooner we
may look for tbe withdrawal of. mili?
tary authority. The military, it is
true, -are acting, so far an I have
learned, both in this State and adjoin?
ing States, with great propriety. But
still it is preferable to live under a
civil Government. I amtatified from
what I learned at Washington that
President Johnson will extend to this
Sla'e the same privilege of establish?
ing tbe S.ate Government that he bas
and is extending to the States of North
Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama and
Georgia, <Scc. No discrimination will
be made against this S aie. I am
sati.-fi -d that the President is ready to
establish our State Government as
soon as be think* public opinion is ripe
for it. The object of thia meeting is
to make known the sense nf the people
.of this Disir.ct on the subject. From
all I cm learn upon this point, and I
have taken every opportunity of in
forming myself of the wishes of the
people of the State, I am satisfied" tin
great mass of tbs people, by au over?
whelm tig majority, amounting almost
to unanimity, earnestly desire the es
tablishment of State authority in entire
harmony with the Government of the
United Stares. I apprehend that ic
this large meeting, there will be bul
one opinion on the subject.
I might stop here, but I presumt
you desire to bear something of mj
late visit to Washington. At tbe in
stance of some of our most in?uentia
citizens. I went on to see the Presiden1
of the United States. I. had beer
well acquainted with bim as a mern
ber of the Senate of the TJnitec
States. 1 had heard so mm-h of him
his talents the obstacles he had over
come, and the controlling ii.fluence bi
had acquired in his State, that I tool
pains to form . his acquaintance, ant
observed bim with deep interest,
knew that a mau who had accomplish
ed what be bad, who from the mos
adverse position had risen to be sue
cessively, a member of the Legisla
ture, member of Congress, Ooveruoi
and Senator, was no oidinary roan,
respected in him the man who ba<
erected his own statue, and found Mi
Johnson to be a man of remarkabl
talents, immense energy, great goo
sense, a strong will, with perfect sel
reliance, a man 'who belonged to bin
self and not to another.
No one can have greater abbot
renee ol that ineffably stupid cri,n
the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, tba
I have but I do not think that tbereb
the -outhern States have falito n I
the hands of a cruel tyrant, as b?
been imagined by some. Emane
potion is con eded to be a-fixed fae
President Johnson, I am satisfied, wi
deal with our people in no ungeneroi
spirit. All who accept the existir
oider of things, who, in good faiti
desire to be peaceful and loyal ci'
zens, will, as a general rule, in n
opinion, experience the clemency i
ihe Government. On the great que
lion of the right of suffrage in the
S at s, President Johnson has t;ik<
the conservative position of referrir
the matter to the Statet. themselves
For ?his he has incurred the opnositic
of de exirenie wing of the Repub
cpn party. We cannot but attend t
issue of this difference of opinion wi
great interest,* and I think theprogre
of events is such as to indicate tb
these States will give no lukewar
support to the administration of Pre
I consider slavery as gone, and t
beat thing for us todo is to recogn
that fact distinctly ?nd unequn.
cally, and accept it in perfect good
faith with all its logical consequence?.
Any other course is only going to
protract and intensify the darkness of
the night through which we are now
passing. Let us-recognize the great
fact that the negro is no longer a
slave, and let us act towards him in
a kind spirit. This does not of course
imply that we are to sacrifice our
selves for him, but it means that we
are-to give him a farr chance. This
is our policy, th's our duty. Less
,than this will cot satisfy our sister
State?. If then, after a fair trial,
eruancioat'OD p'oves to be a, failure i>nd
the Bfgro race is an incubus on the
ou the country, it will become neces?
sary to colonize them in another lani.
Our greatest statesmanship now
consists in pacification with the North.
Every man should lend himselt to this
work. Who-Ver .does a kindness to
a Northern man is doing a wise thing
for his country. Let us forget the hor?
rible struggle through which we have
passed as much as we can. Let ua
look before us and oot. bejiind us. Let
us not Oespair of our country. God
is wiser than we are. The history of
nations is the judgment of God. Let
us acquiesce ip that dectiny (rora which
th? re is no appeal. Slavi ry is gone,
but all is not lost. Our fortunes are
shattered, we are poor indeed, but the
heaven*, are still hbove us, at.d though
the way bef?te tts is rugged, let u? .
with great hearts move forward to ful?
fil our mis-dun, whatever it may be.
We will si.cn be invited to resume
bur position as one of the United
States, on terri's of perfect equality.
As we have had the greatest war upon
record, so I trust ve may have the
gi ea test peace. Upon ourselves will
depend in a vjry large degree how
advantageous this peace- shall be to
us. If we are wise there is still hope
for os io the future. If we arp weak
every step will only plunge us deeper
into the Serbotiian bog. We must act
undepthe influence of new ideas. We
must not listen to our passions, but to
our reason. And the future may he
more auspicious to us than the most
sanguiue now imagine.
[ Whmsboro News.
Furniture, Tobacco, Nail*, ?fcc.
By A. E. Phillips.
THIS MORNING, at 10 o'clock, T will sell,
at the residence of G. V. Ancke, corner
of Senate and Gates street?,
A variety of Household and Kitchen
Furniture: ?O boxes superior Chewing To?
bacco; lo kegs Nails, assorted sizes; Har?
ness. Salt and many other articles.
July 7 * _1
~ ZEALY,~SC0TT ~& BRTJHS
WILL sell, THIS DAY, 7th inst., at their ?
mart, st 10 o'clock,
12 Cotton Sheets.
6 Linen "
11 Dimity Curtains.
4 Marseilles Qnilts.
6 Damask Table Cloths.
5 pair super large White Blankets.
2, " Blue "
12 Cotton Pillow Slips.
6 Linen . " "
7 assorted Quilts.
6 Huck. Towels.
Napkins, Doylies, Mantle Ornaments.
Soup and Dinner Plates.
Cups and Saucers.
Disher and Pitchers, ?e.
5 doz. Augurs, 6 doz. Chi-s?lf*.
I doz. Horse Rasps, 10 gross Screws.
1 dwz. Bmzen Hits
1 doz. assorted English Files.
1 doz Axe?, ?tc.
With articles too numerous to mention.
Terms cash. july 7 2
No 1 Muh'*, Wagons, Harness, ?fcc.
By Jacob Levin, Auctioneer.
ON TUESDAY MORNING next. 11th
inst., at ll o'clock. I will sell, at the
Guard Ho se, (or Odd Fellows'School
Room, without reserve,
lt? fin* young MULES, several covered
WAGONS Bud II A lt NESS, belonging to
the Kalmia Mills. Conditions cash, on de?
livery, in currency. Julv 7 4
DN"oT7cr Goods !
X' OW opening at A. H. Phillips' Auction
IA Room, consisting of i? HIRTS, COL?
LAR**. GLOVES. SUSPENDERS. Half
llo.-e, Pocket Handkerchiefs, Cotton Hose,
Pocket Books, Children's Hose, Hoop
Skii-is, Swiss Muslins, Detains, Prints, Per?
fumery, ?fee The above goods will be sold
1 w for a fe;v days onlv. July 7 2
MR. HENRY T?MR0D
WILL open, on WEDNESDAY, the 5th
July, at his residence in Richland
street, (between Bull and Marion } a
DAY SCHOOL FOR BOYS, in which the
Ancient Languages, French and the ueuul
Eii-jliab Branches will be taught. '