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^?rsday Morning, Joly 21, 1866.
Antique Newspapers and Old Blazes.
We aro indebted to our fellow-citiaen,
J. Glass, Esq., for a copy of the Charleston
City Gazelle, of July 11,1807-nearly sixty
years nzo. It is curious to look over this
ancient 6hcet, and trace out the old land?
marks, whose marks are.growiug less dis?
tinct before our eyes. The old events,
famously exciting in their day-the old
names of persons of imposing stature theu.
-.."wheel horses" in the community-loom
up once more on the horizon, dim shadows
-mythical names and forme, which we
only half recognize. Mere, in the edito?
rial department, is an appeal to the ladies
of Charleston to wear crape for a certain
space of time on the righ4. shoulder, ex?
pressive of their sorrow and regret for the
inhuman murder of their countrymen, on
board the Chesapeake, by the British
ship-of-war Leopard. In significant con
section with this, we find the Charleston
Ancient Battalion and the Second Batta
lion volunteering, through their Colonel,
Daniel Stevens, their services to the Go?
vernment of the United States, to repel
any indignity offered to our nation by the
British. We aro told, in the same sheet,
of other patriotic demonstrations of the
taroo sort. The advertisements comprise
many of newly. arrived Africans for the
market, brought in by New England and
New York- traders, who did not suspect,
in that day. that they were selling their
own or the souls of anybody else to the
devil. Thoy are described as "Prime
windward coast slavi-s"-"Brime Angola
?laves"-"Congo slaves-very prime," ?fcc.
The names of the vessels are "Heroine,"
"Marion," "Africa," "Annjand Ilarriott,"
"Friendship," ?fcc. The advertisers are
John S. Adams, Francis Depau, Wm. Boyd,
and Phillips ?fe Gardner. Vaux Hall
Garden, which then and for long after?
wards occupied the site of the late noble
cathedral of the Cattiolic Church in
Charleston, was doing an attractive busi?
ness. The performances began with mar?
tial music, folioived hy select pieces ur
harmony*. Mr. Hatton first sang a comic
song, "When I was a yonker.'' He was
followed by Miss Sully, with a song, "In.
deed, says I, I shan't." Mr. Sully then
6ang a new Irish son?, "A girl, a bumper
and a friend." Mr. Hatton thea_ followed
with another comic song,, a sort of dog
melody, we suppose, for it was entitled
"Bow-wow-wow," to which succeeded
Miss Sully, with the/'Day of marriage."
A musical tale succeeded this, by Mr.
Hatton, entitled "Lodgings for single gen?
tlemen." "Hail liberty!" a patriotic song
by Mr. Sully, concluded the singing, and
a grand march wound up the entertain
ment, at the modest hour of half-past 10,
Tbe several pieces were all timed to begii
at a certaiu hour-intervals being allowee
for refreshments and wandering about th?
garden, as is the case now at biblo's ant
other places at the North. The Mr. Subj
here mentioned was the father of that
admirable painter, Thomas Sully, of Phila
delphia, who, by birth an Englishman
was for^a long time a C arleston b >y, an<
grew up in intimate communion with tw<
other famous painters of South Carolina
Washington Alston and Charles Fraser
the one renowned for the historical, th?
latter in the miniature department o
painting. The charge for entry to Vau:
Hall, at .these entertainments, was fifti
cents. We may advert to this venerabl
"Podomontics," or the new science o
judging ob a mau's character by his feet
is the present fashionable rage at Paris
We ha?e tried in all ways-by the he.ad,
(crauio'.ogy,) by the face, (physiognomy,
by the abdomen, (gastronomy.) and nov
the process is by the feet; Whether, it
this region, we are to find soul and under
standing, which we have failed to find ii
head, face, brains aud abdomen, is th
question. The vulgar world is quite eon
tent to decide one's excellencies by hi
purse. How mi'ch mouey has he goi ? ask
the banker. How much money has he gol
demands the bebe in the market. Th
highest bidder is, par excellence, the mot
virtuous character in ail the markets. S
--hurrah for Mnmmord
"The Owl" and "Thc Bat" are now th
two fashir nable papers of the cluba t
London, giving the rarest accounts of si
cifety. "Hawk and Buzzard" would bc r
bad title for a large number of our Am
rican \ . per.?,
To Editor of the Plicenix-SIR. Numer?
ous communications having been addressed
to me. proposing to form a colony to emi
grate, I take this method of answering
them, not only on accotmt of their number,
but because of the want of ali mail facili?
ties. The desire to leave a country which
has been reduced to such a deplorable con?
dition as ours, and whose future has so
little ef hope, is doubtless as wide spread
as it is natural. But I doubt the propriety
of this expatriation of so many of our
best men. The very fact that our State
is passing through so terrible an ordeal as
the present, should cause her sons to* cling
the more closely to her. My advice to ?ll
of.ray fellow-citizens is, that they should
devote their whole energies to thc resto?
ration of law and order, the re-establish?
ment, of agriculture and commerce, the
promotion of education and the rebuilding
of our cities and dwellings which have
been laid in ashec. To accomplish these
objects-the highest that patriotism can
conceive-I recommend that all who can
do so should take the oath of'allegiance to
Uie United States Government, so that
tliey may participate in tbs restoration of j
civil government to our State. War, after
four years of heroic but unsuccessful
struggle, has failed to secure to ua the
rights for which we engaged fh it. To
save a?if of our rights-to rescue anything
more from the general ruin-will require
all the statesmanship and ull the patriot?
ism of our cit. zeus. If the best men of
our country-those who for years past
have risked their lives.in her defence
refuse to tl? kc the oath, they will be
excluded from the councils of the State,
and its destiny will be committed of ne?
cessity to those who forsook her in ber
hour of need, or to ?those wh"o would
gladly pull her down to irretrievable ruin.
To guard against such a calamity, let ail
true patriots devote themselves, with
zeal aud honesty of purpose, to the resto?
ration of law, the blessings of p?tice and
to the rescue of wbatev-r of liberty may?
be saved fri.m the general wreck. If,
after an honest effort to effect these ob?
jects, we fail, we can then seek a home
in another country. A distinguished eiti
zeu of our Stute-an honest man and
true patriot-bas been appointed Gover?
nor. He will soon c;:ll u eqnvi?titioo of the
people, which will bo charged with thc
, most viutJ intii-oBts of our Stato. Choose |
I for this convention your boat ^~<* ?.-?t ?
j men; not those who b;ivo skulked in the j
hour of danger-nor thone who have wor
shipped Mammon, while their cuntry
was bleeding At every pore-nor tue poli- i
t cian, who, after urging war, dared not j
encounter its hardships-but. thrse who I
i laid their all upon the altar of their conn- j
try. Select such men, and make them !
! ?erve as your representatives. You will .
then be sure that your rights will riot be !
wantonly sacrificed, nor your liberty b.ir- i
tered for a mess of pottage. My intention
is to pursue th* eours? I recommend tc?
others. Besides the obligations 1 owe to
my State, there are others of a personal
-character which will not permit me to
leave the country at present. I shall
devote myself earnestly, if allowed to do
so, to the discharge ot' these obligations,
public and private. In the meantime. I
shall obtain all information which would
be desirable in the establishment of a
colony, in case we should ultimately be
forced to leave the country. I invoke rny
i fellow-oil ?zens-especially those who have
sbured with me the perils and the glories
of the last four years-to stand by our
Stnte manfully and truly. The Roman
Sonnte voted thanks to one of their gene?
rals, because, in the darkest hour of the
Republic, he did not despair. Let us
emulate the example of the Roman, and
thus entitle ourseives to the gratitude pf
our couutrv. Respectfully, your?,
THE CHARLESTON DAILY NEWS.-This is
the title of a new daily newspaper to be
soon established in Charleston, conducted
by Cathcart, McMillan & Morton, who,
?Ti a brief prospectus, announce themselves
as native Carolinians, naturally looking to
the interests of their own State and io
those of the South, nor wanjting ia the
proper devotion to the Uuited States Go?
vernment. Their rates are ?10 per an?
num. Their agents in Columbia are
Messrs. Zealy, Scott ?fe Bruns.
SHOOTING.-A lamentable case of shoot
I lng took place on the farm of Mr. Jack
j Hair, on Sunday morning, the particulars
I of which we are not correctly informed,
I except that the man shot was a member
I of the otilh New York Volunteers, 'and
that he now lies in a critical condition.
Mr. lJair, and his overseer, the hitter of
whorffii is said committed the deed, are in
confinement awaiting examination. We
regret to add that subsequent to this and
in the afternoon. Mr. Hair's dwelling
house was burned to the ground.
Tiie sugar and cotton crops of Texas
will be snort, en account of the disorder
occasioned by the employment of free
Yellow fever ?3 rsgu'g at Vera Cruz.
ADVANCE IN PUICK.-Itt coosequenc/; of
the high prices demanded for provisions,
etc., we are compelled to advance onr
rates of adverti<dnu; to $1 a square for the
first and 75 cents*each subsequent inser?
"We invite the attention o? our renders I
to th? sound views of Gen. Hum: 'cn. as i
embodied in his letter in to J .y's Fko-xz.
on the 8uhjeot of colonization from the j
Southern States. Thcbgh cur homes are |
in ruin?, we need not aband?:: them. Let
us try and repair then).
The amateur musical cluj of Colombia
had a rehearsal in Sidney Pirk yesterday
morning. There were eight voices, with !
accompanying instruments, ind they dis?
coursed most admirable harmonies. The
club, we arc told, meditates a concert-in
this city nn<? iu Camden very shortly.
Their scheme advances a paje, and it is the
hope of the club to be ab e, ere long, to
erect for themselves a concert room.
The Spanish Government has uncondi?
tionally placed tbe war steamer Stonewall !
in the hands of the United States Govern- !
The venerable John IL Gibbon, Esq.. !
lins been appointed by President Johnson |
Assayer of the Branch "Mint at Cha; lotte, |
N.C ' . .
ScllOOl DB-OC3>35LS- i
OPELCING BOOKS, Arithmetics and !
Cd Geographies. Also, Copy Books, Writ?
ing Paper and Envelopes. Por cale by
HARDY SOLOMON ?Sr CO. I
July 27 . . 3 j
COEN, BACON, FLOUR,
Irisli Potatoes, j
?J^URC?lASERS can be accommodated
with tho above artist bv oailinir. at |
the residence of JAS CATHCART.
July 27 2* j
NEW GOODS ! I
GLASS JARS, with metal tops, for pre- !
st-rv?ng Fruit, Vegetables, etc. Also, j
ENGLISH SOAPS, TOOTH BRUSHES. I
?tc. For sale af
MIOT'S DRUG STORE, '
thorner Pickeus and I.adv streets. j
July 27 _ 1*
a ARF.GULAR communication <>f
Vn^lhis Lodce will be held THIS
/\r\(Thursday) AFTERNOON. 27th
inst... at 4 o'clock, in the Hull in tho Col?
lete Campup. Bv order of l\>p W. M
Joly 27. E. 0. WITHINGTON, Sec.
du M. aj, -CMXA. <5 JV ? j
"153 Meeting Street, Opposite Charles
CHARLESTON, S. C.
TUST received, n full supply of DRUGS,
C H EM IC A I.s. a LASS W A R E. DY E
STUFFS, PAINTS and LIQUORS of a-ll
k>nds for medicinal purpose.?, ?e., which
we offer Eo the trade at lowest rates.
J GE NTS Foil
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS,
STERLING'S AMBROSIA, .
Pure KEROSENE OIL,
And KEROSENE LAMPS.
White Lead and Window Glass,
SPIRITS TURPENTINE and COLORS
in oil, on hand and for sale in rear of j
the old stand. To arri vs this week: i
COACH and FURNITURE VARNISHES; j
also, KEROSENE and LINSEED Ol LS and
an assortment of KEROSENE LAMPS.
Jury 25 3* JAS. BROWN.
Architect and Civil Engineer.
PROFESSIONAL BUSlNESS'attended j
to in North and South Carolina. I
Office at Mrs. IL Lyons' Garden, Co h? m
bi?. S C. Ju Iv 20
FURNITUR^, STONEWARE, &c.
I AM now prepared to REPAIR, CLEAN
1 and REVARNTSH all kinds of FURNI?
TURE. I have some fine and plain FUR
N ITU RE, a variety of STONEWARE, (at
pottery prices,) with a small lot of GRO?
CERIES and UN WARE, which I will sell
or barter at reasonable rates. Store and
shop nt my burnt dwelling, first street
East of Mainstreet, near Niekerson's and
Congaree Hotel ruins. A portion of the
trade of my friends and of the citizens
generally ??solicited.. A. C. SQUIER.
July 22_ " j3
Dwelling House for Sale.
THE three-story brick DWELLING
HOUSE, situated on the North-east
corner vi Laurel and Marion streets is
offered for sale for cash. The lou is lurge,
and has on it all necessary out-buildings.
For particulars apply at tkio ofiico.
J"ly 22 6
News from Mexico.
NEW ORLEANS, July 14.-Mexican sd'
?rices of the "28th ult. have been received.
Generals Lopes and Ciiycrhad returned
"Verra their pursuit of the remnants of G?n.
l?grete 's troops, ^hich lied generally dis'
r>nnasd and gone to Texas tc hide Corti
s.-.s Oui recently captured two steamers
rhe Cerwr.erce says Cortinas bas positively
ind in a mander officially established Im
headquarters on the Texan sirle of the Rio
3rande, and that tbe American authorities
bave been constrained by the protest of
die Imperial Government to order Corti'
au? to keep within his house.
The Monitor says the commander of the
French fleet had an interview with 0?n.
iteel? on tho subject of the steamboat
:apture?, but cannot give the result .
_--? ' .
In the Rouse of Lords, on the 4th inst..
Earl Russell having laid on the tablf? fur?
ther correspondence with respect to tho
war in AnfVrica, tooft occasion to read tl;o
following extract from a letter bom Mr.
Seward to Mr. Bruce, dated Jurie 19, 18t'if>:
"Notwithstanding, however, the exeepi
lions und reservations* which have; been
made by her Majesty's Government, and
which have been herein considered, the
undersigned accepts, w.ith pleasure, tbe
declaration by which ber Majesty's Go?
vernment has withdrawn its former von.
cession of a bellit-erenr.' character to the
insurgents, an?! tins Government, further
freely admit* that the normal relation
between th?- two countries bring practi?
cally restored t?> the condition in which
they Flood r??-f?>re tbe ?'?iv i I wer, the right
to search Britiah vessels has come to un
arrangement satisfaclory. ia every mate?
rial respect, between the t wo mitions."
Satterlhwnite's circular, on the ?-vening
of the 6th,*says business in American secu?
rities has been' activo, though in umouiit
scarcely np to the average of the psst few
w.-eks. Five-twenties have, muge?! be
twee'ii 71 and 7lJ, rinv further advance
being checked by the fact Chat they ure
relatively about ? per cent, higher here
than in New York.
BACON, I ARD,
JUST received and for sale:
a,OOO lbs. prim,- BACON.
Or.O M>s. prime LAH r>.
250 lbs. Kl IKS fi BUTTER.
A fin??*ri?sortuip.it ?d' cindee SMOKING
and CHEWING TOBACCO. .
ZEA LY, SCOTT ?fc BRUNS.
July 5,'. . ;:
To CHARLESTON, via FLORENCE
T/f Quickest ami Cheapest Rond!
r, - '/K - --?*"A 'BEING all th?- way by rail,
;JL^j2^0$tr^<'x>'eft 25 miles, from Cohim
bi.? to Kn.gsville or Gu?lsden-'?tween
which mum's a LINE of <;O.Ml"< (RT AB LE
VEHICLES connect closely willi ?di trains,
viz: Leave Columbia Mondays, Wednes?
days and bri.Jays, ut. ."> I*. M.. and connect
with the train next morning;, which rendus
Chariest? n early the same .eventm:. Tra?
vellers overV.hia line cnn be accommodated
with any style vehicle they prefer-Open
Buggy, Top Buirtry, Close Covered Ambu
lauce. Covered Wagon, Carriage, Pic-nie or
Pleasure Couch, ??r Saddle Horses. For
passage or chartering vehicles, applv at
July 2?; 4* * SU I VER HOUSE.
Jacob XJ ? ^7"?ZZL ,
Auction and Commission Agent,
Corner of Plain and Assembly g?rtet*,
VVMLL give particular attention fo the
? ? disposal of ReaP Estate, Cotton,
Provisions and Gf?n??r.-?l Merc.banrlize.
Will attend to t!ie sale of furniture, tte.,
at any part of the city lhat owners ni ay
require. July 7 fl3
W. H. EASTEB3Y,
.Receiving and ForwardingAgent,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
]PROMPT attention given to orders for
. ' the sale of purchase of COTTON *>r
PRODUCE of any kind. July lfl
By the Provisional Governor of the
State of Si nth Carolina
A PR 00 L AU A TI O \! !
V?7 HERFAS His Excellency President
VT Johnson has issued bis proclama?
tion, appointing rue (Benjamin F. Perry)
Provisionol Governor in and for the State
of South Carolina, with power to prescribe
such*Tu!es and regulations es may be ne?
cessary and propt/r for convening a Con?
vention of the State, composed ol dele?
gates tobe chosen by that portion of the
people of said State who are loyal to the
United States, for the purpose of altering
or amending the Constitution thereof; and
with authority to ?-xercise within the
limks of the State all the powers neces?
sary and proper to enable such loyal peo?
ple to restore said State to its constitu?
tional relations to the Federal Govern?
ment, and to present such a Republican
form of 3tntc Gov?>rn-nen* as -will entitle
tho Stnt<? to the guarantee of the United
3tn*es therefor, and its peopl?- to proteo
ijU'll ?J J1IH i.?lin lyyi*^!1"--IM^,!
t'ou hy thc United States ngai?ist1nvae,ion,
insurrection and domestic violence;
Now, therefore, in obedience to the pro?
clamation of his Excellency Andrew John?
son. President of tho United State.", T
BENJAMIN F. PERRY. Provisional Go?
vernor of ibo State of Sonth Carolina, for
1 the purpose of organizing a Provisional "
Gov.-rnrrfcnt in South Carolina, reforming
1 the State Constitution and restoring civil
authority in said State, wider the Consti?
tution and laws of the Hutted States, do
herebv proclaim and declare that, uti civil
officers in South Carolina, who were in
office when the Civil Government of this
State was suspended, in May Inst, (except
j thi"<- niicji.-d or under prosecution f< r
j treason,^ shall, on taking the oath of alic
i ginnie prescribed in die President's Am
j nestv Proclamation of the 29th day of
i M nv, lo??. resume the duties of thoir
! offices and continue to discharge them
1 under the Provisional Government till
I further appointments ore made,
j And 1 do furllier proclaim, declare and
j maka known, that it is the duty of all
; loyal citizens nf the State of South Caro?
lina lo promptly go forward and tak?e the
loath of allegiance to the Un ited States,
I before some magistrate or military officer
! of the Federal Government, who may .he
I qualified for administering oaths; ard such
' are hereby authorized to g ve certified
?opie? thereof to the pcryons refpectiveJy
by whonr they >we|?e marie. And sjich
magistrales or officers are hereby required
j to transmit tho originals of such on:hs, nt
; SH early a day ns may be convenient, to
. the Department ?f Slate, lu the city of
I Washington. I>. C.
: And ? d'? further proclaim, declare and
make known, that the Managers cd Elec?
tions throughout the Slate of South Caro?
lina wil?hold an election for mvnibers "f
a State Convention, at their respective
precincts, on the FIRST MONDAY IN
SEPTEMBER NEXT, according to <he
, law- of South Carolina in force before tho
? secession of the Stute; and that, each Elec?
tion District in the State shall elect ns
many members of tho Convention as the
said Diilriet has members of the House of
Representatives-the basis of representa?
tion being population and taxation? This
will give one hundred and twenty four
members to. the Cotiyention-a number
suftioieytly large to represent every por?
tion of thu Stale most Indy.
Every loyal citizen who has taken tho
Amnesty oath and not within the excepted
classes in the President's Proclamation,
will Le entitled to vote, provided he Wrfa L
a legal volerWtiJer the Constitution as it
stood prior to the ??cession of South
Carolina. And all who are within thc
excepted classes muet take lhe?oath and
: apply for a pardon, in order io entitle
i them to voie **)r become members ol the
T.ie no mber* of the Convention thus
elected on the first. Monday in September
next, ure hereby required t>* convene in
th..- city of Columbia, WEDNESDAY,
I the 1 Ri h da\ of September, lSo5, for tho
purpose of altering; and amending the
present Constitution cd South Carolina, or
remodelling and making a new one, which
wilUconform to the great chrfnges which*
have taken pine?- in the State,sand 'be
more in accordance with Republican prin?
cipes and equality ot lepresetital ion.
And I ?lo furihrr proclaim and make
kuli wu, that I li e Constitution- and all laws
j ol" force in South Carolina prior to tba
Secession of the State, are hereby made ot
foi ce under tile Provisional Government,
except wherein they may conflict with lb?
! pr .'Visions.of this proclamai ion. And J.I.B
Judges and Chancellors cd' the Siute. ai o'
hereby requir ed io exercise all the power*
and perform nil the duties which upper
I tain to their respective offices, and espe?
cially in criminal c ises. lt will he
expected of the Federal military anthon
,, tics now in SouTh Carolina, to lend their
authority to the civil officers of 1 lie Pro
j visional Government, for the purpose "f
enforcing the laws and preserving the
peace and good order of the Stale.
And I do further command and .enjoin
all good and lawful citizens of the Slato
to uiiile in enforcing the luws and bring
in^ to justice ail disorderly persons, ail
plunderers, robbers and marauders, all
vn?:ratits and idle personas whs are wan?
dering about wiihout employment or'any
visible means of supporting themselves.
It is also expected that nil former own?
ers of freed persona will be kind to them,
and not turn oft' the children or aged to
perish; and the freed men and women aro
earnestly enjoined lo make cont rads, just
and fair, for remaining willi their former
In order to facilitate ns much as possi?
ble the application for pardons under th?
excepted sections of the President's Am
nestr}- Proclamation, it is stated for infor?
mal ion that all applications nant be by
petition, stating the exception, and accom?
panied with the oath prescribed. This
petition must, be first approved by tho
Provisional Goverror. nh ri then forwarded
to the President. The hea?lquarlei8 of
the Provisional Governor wiil bc at Green?
ville, where .nil communications to him
must be addressed.
The newspapers of this State will pub?
lish thia proclamation till the election for
niembeis of the Convention.
lu testimon}' whereof, I have hereunto
set ray hand and seal. Done at I ho
|L. 8.1.town of Greenville, tb?3 20th day '
of July, in the year of our Lord
1885, and of the independence of
the United States the ninetieth.
I " B. F. PERRY,
j By the Provisional Governor:
j Wn?.TAi? ii. FSR?7 Privttto Secreta.:}