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By J. A. SELBY. . COLtJMBIA, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1865. VOL. l.-NO. 43.
THE COLUMBIA PHOENIX,
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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
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Special notices ten cents per line.
The impression seems to prevail
among a large number ot" our citizens
that the United States Government is
inclined not to give us a Provision?!
Governor for some tim** to come,
.although we aro informed through I
newspaper channels that South Caro j
linn and Florida will be favored with
civil rulers within a few days. As to
the manner in which the South Caro? I
lina Delegation was received at Wash* '
ington, reports differ. Parties directlv !
from there .say that the gent leinen j
forming tho delegation were received '
with tho utmost civility, and were ;
tnade the recipients of innumerable j
hospitalities. On the other hand, some
of tho New York dailies claim that
tb? Committee were not shown anv
favors whatever, and give their read?
ers to understand that tho State of
South Carolina is to be left out in the
cold in this mutter of reconstruction.
No one can doubt that the time*is
coining? when the people of South
Carolina will be favored with a civil
ruler; but that event will not take
place until the General tToven::nent. is
satisfied of tho trite loyalty of the
people of the State. It is lolly for
committees to proceed to Washington
f jr the purpose of influencing the au?
thorities to give us a civil ruler, unless
that same committee bc thoroughly
imbued wita a Union sentiment and
President Johnson will not listen to
tho talk of boys. Iiis personal i
acquaintance with lin? former leading
men of the" South will have weight in
the matter.of settling the claims pre
. Heitted bv the representatives of the
South. He insists that a Union senti?
ment must be made a iparent be'ore
anything can be done towards restor?
ing civil government to this State.
This is perfectly right, and what we
all expei t. Now, what lias been done
in any portion of the S'ate. that would
impress the Goverritn"ti: with the con?
viction that the people were ready to
act under the new state of things?
We will grant that in Charleston
two or three attempts have been made
to hold public meeting?, at which it
was intended to submit resolutions ex?
pressive of the sentiments and feeling
of the community in reference to tim
subject of Union, but unfortunately
those meetings wero poorly attended,
and laih-d in many respects to accoiu
'pl?sh the obj'-ct in view. In the inte?
rior what has been done to advance
the caille? . At Oraigeburg and Sum
merrilie meetings nave been held to
testify the read?nes? of the people to
acquiesce in the measures of the
General Government; but why have
meetings not been held in all the prin?
cipa! towns of the State?
It remains for the people to come
ont plainly and squarely, and exert
tbem-elves towards sustaining tbe
laws of ?he National Government".
They must show to the world that
they have given up all their old
notions concerning fcjtate Rights, ai d
are now willing to accept the new
order of things. We want a Provi?
sional Governor, and we hope, by all
means, that the delegation to Wash
ington will succeed in the acconiplirdi
ment of their mission. It must be
understood, ho.vever, by the people of
the State that when they do get their
Provisional Governor they will b? ex?
pected to give hiiu their full and un?
[ Cii i: lesttm Courier. \.jt.
Southern Version of the Capture of
Lieutenant Elaan, of Company K,
Twenty-fourth Texas cavalry, was wilb
Mr. Davis when he was captured, and
has kindlv recounted to us.the details
of the affair. From his narrative we
derive the following:
Mr. Davis, Judge Reagan, Colonel
Lubbuck and Colonel Johnson were
en route to Texas, expecting to con?
tinue the struggle here. Mrs. Davis
and familv were travelling towards
Florida with? view of running the
blockade from the Florida coast. ' It
was Mrs. Davis' intention to take the
chidren to England and then to rejoin
her husband in Texas, where they
hoped to protract the struggle.
Lieutenant Elsan was one of the
guard ot Mrs. D ?.vis' pajty. Ti;*-y
were in Wilcox County, Georgi?,
May 7, when the President joined
them. They travelled together that
day. On the morning of tho 8th he
parted from them for Texas, on horse?
back. After travelling twenty miles
ho learned that a baud ol jayhawkers
had been organized to plunder thc
party left behind of their train.
Anxiety for the safety of his family
induce] him to remain till they came
up, which they did on the evening of
They travelled in Company on the
Qih. and all camped together that
night. Mean while, the Fourth Michi
gan cavalry had been on their track.
On the night'of thc 9th this regiment
surprised two scouts who hal been
left in the rear to watch for pursuit,
but who had been overcome by fatigue
and fallen asleep. Th*, pursuers rode
ail night, at daybreak on the mommy
of the lOlh surprised tho enc;impm?-n'
and captured the whole party ,withon!
firing a gun.
On th? surprise, Mr. Davis threw
a cloak, over his shoulders and started
for his horse, about forty steps fron:
his tent. As he set out Mrs. Davi
threw a veil over his hat. Ile hail
got but a few steps when a cavalry
man rode up, and p.eventing his gui.
tc him, cried out, 'I know you, yoi:
old scoundrel; L have soon you before
surrender." (Jl seems that he hat
lived iu Richmond since tho wa
began.) As he stopped Mr. Davis
Mrs. Davis ran to him, and throwing
lief arms around his neck, begged the??
to sparc his ?ii-. Colonel Pritchard
tiri commander of the pursuing
cavalry, now rode no, and assured hei
he should nut be hurt.
From this time the party was treat?
ed with marked politeness. The>
were taken to Macon, .\?rs. Davis bein;
allowed all her transportation exofp
an ambulance, which was taken fu
so.?ie ot the wounded.
Lieutenant Ei-an says the entir
amount of specie the party had will
them was 'about $11,000. Of thi
Mrs. Davis had 82,000, her o vi
private funds, Mr. D .vi? ab ?ut ?1,40(1
which he carried in his holster*
and the balance belonged ti* Jung
Rengan a?d the balance" of the ? ar >,
[Houston (Texas) Telegraph.
Trial of Mr. Davis.
Washington telegram? state that i
has been definitely settled that th
trial ot Jefferson Davis will occur i
Baltimore before Chief Justice Chase
Many rumors have been publishe
relative to this matter, but the abov
is veini official and, therefore, may h
The New York JVcws contains th
following stat- ment:
J. 13. Van Deinen clerk in the rel)
War Department, writes to the Ch
cinnatt Commercial that in Februar
last he vas present at an intirvie
between Booth and Davis. Boo;
was introduced to the Confedera
chief by Benjamin, and two otb
yoting men wero in his company.
"Booth commenced b^ saying tl)
a plan was formed in the Northe
States and Canada, by friends of tl
Confederacy, to capturo or assassina
Mr. Lincoln; that lie had a full list of j
the UH nea, and all they desired was an
official recognition on the part of the
Confederate authorities, and that then
the project would .lertuiiily bo exe?
"He further stated that they desired j
no pecuniary assistance from the Gov- |
ernmen*, as that was already secured;
that trey wore not after gain, bat were
actuated only by a desire to render the |
Confederacy a service by removing
the tyrant twho was tiie cause of so ;
much suffering to the country, and the j
only obstacle in the way o? a speedy !
peace, ffhese arc thc wor is as near j
as I can remember. ?Messrs. Davis j
and Breekininige both expressed their I
hearty condemnation of tim plot, and j
advised Booth to tiiin?c no more of it.
That tiny (eil thal their ^nuse was ?
just, ami that God, in his own good j
time, would give them the victory ?
wit .ont resorting to anything but. th? j
most honorable warfare, and that tiny '
we e wilting l<- leave Lincoln's punish?
ment, for Lis great crime, to the pr?>- :
videtica of a j' st <J , i and an outraged i
''Benjamin sui.] nothing. Booti) j
then relit ed, ..ul tue last words'hej
uttered in "the room were: 'lie must j
die!' After Booth and his friends;
were gone. Davis said: 'Those fellows
caine bete morely to bec the- Rich :
mond sights, amt their assassination i
plot isa mere ludge.' Breckmrhige I
and Benjamin laughed, and tin: latter j
said: 'I think so. Tl c matter re- j
ceived no more attention, arid nil
agreed with Mr. Davis that, the plot :
was mere "Iud;.I ant satisfied that
none of tuet'i A?er . Ejected ? bal ba* i
sujet- become so deadly a r?ralily. Li 1
Cjiicl'i-io'i ie? -ju: siY il, it I ?m wit- j
tin.i io be qualin d lo tte' above -tate i
A ?adv making r.qniries of a boy
about los father, ?n intemperate man. '
who hui been iii for some tine , asked ;
whether lie lind retrained his a? petite, j
'No. mVam,' sail the boy,'not t-xaet
ly: his nppetiir. is very poor, but bis!
drinkatite is ns good as ever.1 i
THGJSAS C. VEAL,
Architect and Civil Engineer, ,
W] I l-i^ furnish |ilno>, sp..er.lentioiis and j
VT personal supervision, with all ne?
cessary details for public buildings, dwell- j
ings; cottages, bri :,,'es; ito., for city or j
country. Surveys for city lots made on j
application. Ollicfi at A. ll. Phillips*, Re- j
dell's How. July ti wrS!' !
j&To^/?r ~G-ootis i
NOW (?peidnc ai A. ll. Phillips' Auction j
Room, eiuisistinc of SHIRTS, COL i
LARS. GLOVES. SUSPENDERS, Half j
?'. '-e. Pocket tlandkero.hi.ds, Cotton Hose, i
"t'ock?t [vioks, Children's Hose, Hoo|. |
--kil ts, Swiss Muslins, Lehii'is, Printe, Per '
fouiery, iv:.: The above goods will besohl
1 'W ?>>r a fe.v days only. . July 7 2
Columbia to Charleston.
*r*?5 g, A LI N ?? < > F i K i M F< > ll TAB LE !
. HACKS i* now established be-I
tweet: Coin::.oin and KiaiiSV il ie, there, con- !
nectint* willi the trains on Metida vs and ;
Thursdays for Florence and Charleston,
via Florence. For schedule, seo notice of J
i lie o ?miiiirroa anil Manchester Railroad j
Company. For passai*", uppl al the
july .?' 5* SHIVER HOUSE.
jSrass and Copper Wanted
HSOLOMON it' CO. still continue to
? purchase IittASS and COPPER.
Thu highest market price will be paid. j
H. SOl.pMON ?t CO.,
West ?ido of Assembly street, j
July 0 lino Below ?'lain. I
Office Gm- Snp't Wilmington and
Manchester Railroad Company,
M VIT KR, s. C , Jur.v 8. lsV.;>.
VTILM.N ?or ihe conveyance of pas?
sengers and frei-/ht is now running
semi-weekly between Kingsville and-Grcat
Pee I)-e River; leaving Kingsville ea?h
.Monday and Thursday at I? a. m.. .-OJ.! ar
i livimr at Pe? De ? snms dav? at 1 p. ru.
: Returning, tim I rain Lav's P. e Pit- at
i 10.43 a. ni. each 'Pn.-diy and Friday, ami
1 .u r,ves nt Eingsvill.; ul n.i'/ p. m. Con
' a. 11 o i : s ure made, both gmng and return
I i'lg, with trains of Ihe N >. : eastern Rail
j r??it 1 and Cberaw ami Darlington Railroa .
I nt Florence Trips of this train will be
I increased lo tri-weekly and daily, ai- eon*
' occtions are opened and bus?ne?d jostifias.
HLxN d\ M. DR?NE,
! .To'v -t 0* Genera? S-ipftri-t'.ci>*?ertt.
PER STEAMER GRENADA' I
.^7"J.?Et Gl- ranby I
\ LARGE ??tock of French COlt?ETS.
i\. Ladies'SHOES, HOSIERY and PA?
RASOLS. Call at
* II. SOLOMON & CO.'S.
\ssembly street. West, below Plain.
f?TT??E MERCHAXTS OF G0L11MB?A
RARE INDUCEMENTS !
rpiiE DAILY NEWS, published at
.JL Winns'b?o, S. C., offers GREAT IN
DUCEMENTS to the merchants ot" Colum?
bia as au advertising medium betwe*!
th?m and the rnet"chants of Winnsboro.
Tile merchants of Winnsboro aro, in a
great tneasow dependent opon thc mer?
chants of Columbia' for their supplies; and
as to iheir always knowing what supplies
the merchants of Columbia hare on hand,
the NEWS offers tho inducement of a me?
dium between them.
Ai! advertisements left at the Phojni.v
OfRtf-i tor publication in thc NEWS, will,
as -on sa practicable, appear in Winns-,
boro, when the merchants of Winnsboro
can always see what attractions the mer?
chants of Columbia offer them for purchas?
ing their commodities.
Advertisements will be inserted at (for
n square of eight lines or less) fifty cents
for the first, and thirty five cents for each
subs?quent publication, invariably in ad
All communications left at the rhcenix
Office will be promptly attended to. . Ad?
vertisements can also bo forwarded per
Express, and in each casepmust be accum
pained with tho money. Advertisements
will be inserted to the value of the monty
sent. Address J. E. BRITTON.
Editor and Prop'r "Thc Daily News,'*
June '28 f? Winnsboro, S. C.
H.ca.dq'rs Uniter] States forces,
C1T\ uF COLUMBIA. S. C.,
JUNK 2S, 1S6C?.
G EA ERA T, ORDER S NO. 7. . .
?.'x rteeonlanco with instructions' from
Brigade Headquarters, the gentlemen
foi merty composing trie Board of Mayor
and Council <if this city*, are hereby ap?
pointed a "Relief Committee," for the
purpose of continuing the performance of
their .luttes in relieving thc poor and sup
ply ?nt; the city with fresh water and other
necessaries. Their actions will be under
the superintend..ace: of the military Com?
mandant of t he Post. Such tax-s as ha*?c
been assessed by them are hereby ordered
to be paid to the Post Commandant, t<> be
disposed of, not for thc payment of pre?
vious debts, but for the immediate relief
(.1 .the needy, thron h thc agency of thij
"Committee." By order of
LIEUX CU.. N. HAUGHTON,
25th O. V. V. I.. Comd'g Post.
JOHN WALTON, Lieut, and Post Adj't. ''
June 20 6
Keadq'rs Northern District Depart?
ment of the South,
COLUMBIA. S. C., JUNE '27, IS?5.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. -.
ON und alter the d..t..; of this order, all
telegraph linea in this District are
placed under tho control ol' the military
Any telegraph operator failing to give
precedence*to military over civil de?
spatches, holli jr?receiving and transmit?
ting the same, will be considered guilty ol
military misdemeanor, and punished by
-eui.'nee of a militaay court, or at thc
discretion of the nearest, military com?
mander. Bv command of .
Brevet M*j. Gen. J. P. HATCH.
(Signed.) LEONARD B. PERRY.
June 28 15 Ass't Adjutant General.
/\ iWT^-gTifs&T'-y "
THE TERMS OF PARDON.
Proclama'ion by tho President of the
United States of America.
Whereas thc President of the United
States, on the Sth day of December. A. 1 >.
ISt'.;;, and on the 26th day of March, A. D.
lst'.l, with the object to suppress the ex?
isting rebellion, to induce al! persons tc
return to their loyalty and to restore thc
authority of the United States, issue, pro
clamations offering amnesty and pardon ti
certain persons who had, directly or bj
implication, participated in the said rebe!
lion; and whereas many persons, who nae
so engaged in said rebellion, have, sine?
the issuance of said proclamation, faile?
or neglected lp t?ike the benefits,offeree
thereby; and whereas many person?, wh<
have been jussly deprived of all claim t<
amnesty and pardon thereunder byreaso:
of their pur icipation, directly or by iui
plication, intuid rebellion and continue?
hostility to thc Government of thc Unitei
States since the date of said proclamation
now desire to apply foi and obtain amur:
ty and pardon;
T - th? -nc, tftcremore, that the -jr'.?
of the Government of th.? Ugiled States
may be restored, and th it peace, order and
freedom may be established, I, Andrew
Johnson. President of the United Stateo,
do proclaim and dec?a: e that I hereby
grant to all persona who have directly or
indirectly par'icip^ted iu the existing
rebellion, except os hereinafter excepted,
amnesty and pardon, with restoration of
all rights of property, except as to slaves,
und except in cuses where legal proceed?
ings, under the laws of the ?uited%t?te?
providing for tho confiscation of property
of persons engaged in rebellion, have been
instituted, but on the condition, neverthe?
less, that every euch person shall take a rfd
subscribe tlfb following oath or affirma?
tion, and thenceforward keep and main?
tain baid cia'' inviolate, and which oath
si; ?il bc r<gtw.<.i-:d for permanent preser?
vation, and s-hall he of the tenor and effect
following, to wit:
I, --, Jo solemnly swear or
affirm, in preccr.ee of A haigh ty God, that
I will henceforth faithfully support and
defend the Constitution of thc United
Stjites and the Union cf the States there?
under, and that T will in like mann?u
abide by and faithfully support ali laws
and proclamai.ons which h.ive been made
during th? existing rebellion with refer
cace to the emancipation of slaves. So
help mo God.
The following e'r.ss ol person's are ex?
empted from the benefits ot '.ids procla?
1st. All who are, or shall have been,
pretended civil or diplomatic rrEeers, or
otherwise, domestic or foreign agenta ot
the pretended Confederate Government.
Sd. All who left judicial st ut ions under
the United Statt.; to aid in thc rebellion.
Sd. All who shall have been military or
nav.il officers ol said pretended Confede?
rate Government above the Tank of colonel
in ?he army or lieutenant in the n ivy. k
.1th. All who left teats ii the Congress
of the United States to aid the -ehe';:.on.
. 5th. All who resigned or tendered resig?
nations of their commissions in the a.rny
or navy of th* United State?; lu evade duty
in reciting th . rebellion.
Otu. .Ail who travo engr.xurt ?a '.ry v?y
K: treating . '?1:>.: th tri 1 >.v;u!iy na pri?
soners of wa.- persons found in the United
States servie. , as (.ffie-us, so: litre, teamen
or in other aapai-r,;-.'
7th. All persons "who h ava been or are
abseiitets from the United States for th
purpose of aiding the rebellion.
8th. All milis r? ry and r?ival nfrtcp'rs in
the rebel service M'h<j? were ed nested bv
the Government in the Military. Academy
at Weet Point or the Uuitld States Naval
tub. \W persons who he'd thc pretended
offices of Governor of States in insurrec
ti u against thc United States.
?nth. All perdus who left their lioraea
within the jurisdiction a: d protection of
th" United States, an 1 passed beyotid thc
Pedcrnl military 'ines into tho so-called
Confe 1er.ile States for the purpose o? aid
ing ti:.- rebellion.
J 1th. iii persons vho have been en
gaged in tl-...! destruction of tho commerce
of tho i.'i.:? e 1 States u; on thc high seas,
and who !-. ive made raids into the United
States from Canada, or been engaged in
destroying the commerce of thc United
States upon the lakes and rivers that sepa?
rate the British provinces irom the United
12th. All persons who. at the. time when
they seek to obtain the benefits hereof bv
taking the oath herein prescribed, are in
military, naval or civil confinement or
custody, or under bonds of the civil, mili?
tary or naval authorities ol agents of th*
\ nited State5, as prisoners of ivar or per?
sons detained for o rf en ces of any kind,
fti'.h*r i^"?">r . or after ^on ion.
IKth. AM persons wh;> have voluntarily
participated in :=aid rebedion, and thc esti?
mated valu . of whose taxable property is
over .twenty thousand dc dari
14t.li. Ali person.-: wh > have ?aken the
oath of amnesty as prescr-bed in the Pre?
sident's proclamation ot December 8, A.
1>. ISt>5, or an oath of alliance ?to the
Government of the UnitedlStatessince tho
^ihii > of sari proclamation, and who have
not henceforward kept a nd maintained
the sume inviolate.
Provided, that special application may
be made to the President lor pardon by
any person belonging to tho excepted
classes, and such clemency will be libe ?
rally extended as may be*cons?stent with
the facts of the case and the p.:ace and
dignity of lue United States,
Tho Secretary &f Stave will establish
rules nr.d reguii.tio'ns for administering ?nd
recording the said amnesty oatft, as to
insure its benefit! t?> the people ar.d guard
the Government against fraud.
In testimony where;, I har? herein tc set
my 'und ari'l caused tue sea] of th*
United States * > bo nf?xed.
fi me at the* city t :' Washington, the 20th
Jay e'^tay. in the year of our Lord
\nh'\ and of thc independence ol' 'ho
United Stales the eis;hty-nipl.h.
By thc President:
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