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THE.DAILY W PHOMX.~
DAILY PAPER $10 A YEAR. "LET OUR JUST CENSURE ATTEND THE TRUE EVENT" \ TRI-WEEKLY $7 A YEAR.
BY J. A. SELBY. . COLUMBIA, S. JD., FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1865. VOLJ I.-NO. iQ?f
THE PHONIX
IS PUBLISHED
DA IL Y AND TR I- IV EE KL F.
AND THE
WEEKLY GLEANER
-, EVERY WEDNESDAY.
*BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
TER MS-IN AD VAN C E.
SUBSCRIPTION.
Daily Paper, six months.$5 00
Tri-Wceklv, " " .3 30
Weekly, " " " .% 00
Kingle copies of the Daily and Tri-Weekly,
10 cents; of the Weekly, 15 cents.
ADVEKTISEMENTS
Insert-d in either the Daily or Tri-Weekly at
SI per square for the tir.st insertion, and 75
cents for each subs?quent insertion. In the
Weekly, il a square.
WTt?peclal notices 15 cents a lino.
The Situation of Jeff. Davis
Under a flaming head, displayed in
large capitals, the Fortress Monroe
eorrespondent of the New York' He?
rald writes : * .
Jeff. Davis last evening was allowed
to come out of his casemate, and take
H walk inside the fortress. An officer
and guard accompanied him. He pro?
tracted his walk nearly an hour. This
is the first occasion of his being out?
side of his Casemate since he was first \
Eat in there, on the 21st of May Lost, j
r. Craven, his medical custodian, I i
am told, advised that, unless he be
allowed out-door exercise, he would
not live muclt; longer. The late extra- i
ordinr ry heat-the thermometer ono !
day indicating 107 degrees in the shade'
inside the fort-has had a very debili- j
tating us well us depressing effect on ;
him. lt is known that Mr. Clay was j
allowed daily walks, on the represen- j
tation of his .argoon that contiuued
close confinement would kill him. It
is reasonable to infer that the same 1
privilege has now been accorded to
Je?f. D?ivw; for the same reason. In a
recent letter, I stated that, notwith?
standing contradictions of my previ- ]
ous statement, that Davis was in de- |
dining health, and would nat survive
six weeks longer close incarceration. !
The truth of this statement is con- j
firmed in the permission just given to
Davis to take out-door exercise. It is j
understood that this permission is to
bo allowed him every day, at least to j
an extent giving assurance of preser- ;
vat-ion" of his health and life.
DAVIS ASKING NO FBIVHiEOES.
Finding that l?is very moderate re- j
quests to be allowed to write to his j
wife and read her letters, and to be j
granted a wider range of rending mat- >
ter than the Bible, were not complied
with, has made Davis very quiet on ?
the subject of asking any favors. His !
pride had much, doubtless, to do in'j
influencing this course of conduct.
Gradually he grew more depressed and
morose, and his health had declined, |
and, with increasing depression, grow- i
ing gloominess mid increased physical '?
debility, his stubbornness of will kept !
him obdurate. He had made up his j
mind to ask no favors, and he has not. ;
The prison authorities might do as
they pleased with him, and he would
patiently, passively submit. I
WHY JUS HEALTH DECLINED. j
He has taken no exercise. His only i
care looking to preserve his health has j
been his morning baths. He has eaten ?
his three meals with decreasing appe- '
tite, and in the intervals has sat look- I
ing out of his casemate opening.
Through eaeh livelong clay, and till
the shadows of night obscured sea and
choral, and passing ships anil the dis- '
tant woodland, from his dimmed view,
he has herc sat in sullen, dogged si?
lence.
WHY HE IS AUAlWltD OTJT-DOOR EXER?
CISE.
His pride and obstinacy coombing
were killing him. He was dyiug by
inches. What should be done with
him? It would hardly do; it would
not look well; it woidd not sound
well; it might revive an unhealthy
sympathy in the hearts of his old sup?
porters to let him die in his casemated
celi. Exercise daily in the open air
was iiecordingly advised^-strongly
urged. The Secretary of War waa
e.onsulted and gave his consent, or per?
haps mandate. Such is the state of
facts as I gather them. I am told that
Mr. Davis did not ask this privilege.
Ho accepted the privilege most joy
ously, and made no disguise of his
pleasure.
THE WALK.
A strong guard accompanied Davis
in his walk. The walk waa alow, and
with nothing said on either side. He
walked with more ease, and with
firmer step, and more erect, than it
was supposed lid could. The excite?
ment a?d novelty of his position,
doubtless, had something to do with
it. He returned strengthened and
more cheerful, than he has shown jaim
aelf for weeks.
SURVEILLANCE OVER DAVIS.
Over all the State prisoners the same
guard, numbering altogether seventy
) officers and men, is now kept to watch
over them as at the commencement of
their incarceration. . It may, in fact,
with the utmost truth be said that the
great Napoleon at Elba or St, Helena,
I the lesser Napoleon at the Fortress of
! Ham, or any State prisoner of the last.
I several centuries, were not subjected
; to stricter surveillance than that to
! which Jeff. Davis is -still subjected
! here. The great Corsican conqueror
I did escape from Elba, the present
! Emperor of Franc* performed a like
j exploit at Ham, and others, whose
> overleaping ambition plunged them
into; crimson crimes that only could
be expiated on the gallows, success?
fully eluded their vigilant guards.
TRIAL OF ?AVIS.
Various rumors get afloat about the
approaching trial of Jeff. Davis.
These rumors all (im?nate elsewhere
than here. No intimation of the time
of his trial has been communicated to
this department. We hear of gun?
boats coming after him and his speedy
transfer and trial elsewhere; but thc
gun-boat8 do not come, and the trans?
fer and trial are postponed. I ara
told that Jeff, himself is very easy in
his ow n mind, or At Untat ao professes,
on the subject of his trial, come w*hen
it will and where it will, and vhethei
by .military commission or oivil tri
bunal.
CLAY AXI> MITCHELL.
The health of Mr. Clay continues fcc
improve under the continued regime
of his daily walks. Quite often o
late he betrays un anxiety for enlarge
ment of his Vrea of freedom, ant
thinks he ought to be set at liberty
altogether. The basis of his claim t<
the right of such liberty is the fact o
his voluntary .surrender of himself.
Mr. Mitchell at length begins h
chafe a little under his continued im
prisonment. He is more trfikftti*
lately, an$ more inclined to be eon
ciliatory than formerly. He is castin;
about for materials for defence, am
has much to say of his kindness oi
various occasions to our prisoner
during the war. I do not think, fron
all I can learn, it would take ver;
much pressing for him to acedpt ?
pardon.
AV. B. JOHXSTOX,
IVIflgi?tl'fltO,
Office 07t Picken? street East end of Law
WILL attend to all official busbies
brought before him; will also atten
to drawing up Deeds, Conveyances, Mort
gage.;, Contracts, and other ordinary legi
instruments of writing. Fair copies "of an
document executed with neatness and di
spateh. " ? August 1
THADDEUS STREET,
COMMISSION MERCHANT,
74 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
WILL give attention to thc forwardin
of COTTON to New York and Europ.
and will receive and forward goods froi
abroad consigned to parties in the intern
of this State. Advances made on prod ni
consigned to ArthurLearv, Esq., New Yorl
A full stock of GROCERIES always on han
and for sale at the.lowest, market rate
Fay Brothers' SURERIOR FAMILY SO Al
in quarter, half and whole boxes, can 1
shipped in any qnantitv at factory prices.
July 31 13* _ _
Notiee^Ch arl table Appeal.
THE lathes of the URSULINE CONVEN
and ACADEMY are anxions to rebuili
as speedily as possible, an edifice .-nitab
for their Monastery and Institute, theil
having been burned in the general conti
gration of Columbia by the United Stab
Army, under G?n. Sherman, on thc night i
February 17th. And while they are fi
from pressing their necessities on their fe
low-sufferers of the South, will grateful
receive any contributions which tho frieni
of education and religion may donato the
for this excellent work. Remittances mi
b? made through the Express Conman
Please address
THE MOTHER SUPERIOR,
Ursuline Convent a?;d Academy,
Caro Dr. John Lynch, Columbia, S. C.
Aug 2 Imo
Just Opened,
4 T my reaWenoe, en Richland utreet, ono
XJL door from Hull, next to Capt. Thoa. H,
WudcV. a general assortment of FAMILY
GROCERIES; consisting, in part, of COF?
FEE, SUGAR, TEA, ?sc., which 1 will ?ell as
low aa any other stou- in Columbia,, or e*
I change for Cotton br other Produce on
I reasonable terms.
j AUK 2 ft* THOMAS STENHOUSE.
JOHN" BLAY,
Architect and Civil Engineer.
1PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS attended
io in Nert 11-y<nd Smith Carolina.
Office, at. Mrs. H. Lyolia' Garden. Col nm
bia, S C. July 20
Jae oTfc> XJ O V ? xx j
Auction and Commission Agent,
Carver of Plain and Assembly Street*,
WILL eive particular attention to the
disposal <><" Real Estate. Cotton,
I Provisions and General Merchandize.
Will a tte*)! to the side of Furniture, Ac,
at. any part of the city that owners may
require. July 7
Gr. A. KTeixlTer,!
Commission and Forwarding
MERCHANT,
OH ARLESTON, S. C.
TAM prepared to promptly forward all
Merchandize cousigoed lo me. arriving
in this city /rom Northern nnd foreign
ports. Also, Consignments by railroad, to
be fo?a?n r?led to dornest ie <>r foreign port?.
LilWrnl cush advances made on all con?
signments of COTTON, WICK, Ac, to ruy
friends in New York. Phi!nde.|.hia and
Baltimore. G. A. NEUFFER.
rsgr Mr-. GEORGR ll. WALTER, in
Omnirehui-g, s. ( '. -present terminus of th?
South Carolina Railroad-will receive ami
in ward all Merchandize consigned to him
h uh wiivs. . Julv 23 wf7*
mmkf ?ll
WHOLESALE
153 Meelina Street, Opposite Charles
ton Hotel,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
TUST r?*eeiven. a full supply nf DRUG*}
C11 E MIC A LS. ( i L ASS W A RE. DYE
STUFFS. PAINTS and LIQUORS of al
kinds for medicinal purposes. Ac, whicl
we offer to the trade at lowest rni.es.
n /GKNT? FOB
DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS,'
STERLING'S AMBROSIA,
Pure KEROSENE OIL,
And KEROSENE LAMPS?
July 27 _ Jf5_
Dissolution of Copartnership.
THE copartnership heretofore existing
between the subscribers, under th
mime, st vie and firm of KILLIAN <
WING, is this day dissolved by ninnis
consent. F. W. WING, having purchase
the debts due to the concern ?nil assume
those due bv if, persons having demand
will present them lo him, an?l persons ii
debted ?frill make payment, to him.
ELI KILLIAN,
F. Wi FING.
The subscriber having purchased Ui
interest, of ELI KILLIAN in the tthov
finn. Ihn business will hereafter be cor
ducted by him in his own name. H
respectfully solicits, a share of public pi
tronage._ ' F. W. WJNG.
The subscriber takes pleasure in reeon
mending hi? late partner, Mr. F. W. Winj
lo the support of the former patrons <
the late firm of Killian A Wini:, and <
the public generallv. ELI KILLIAN.
July 22 "_14*
Rotoert Bryct
WILL renew, on and a Rei-the TWEI
TIETH OF JULY, that part of h
former business, which embraced the pel
ing of GOODS or MERCHANDIZE ai
COUNTRY PRODUCE on commissio
Hi? long acquaintance with the Kusine
and wants of this community will gi'
him some advantages which shall b'e us?
to the benefit of bis patrons. Ile h
associated with himself his son, JOH
EDWARD, and the nev firm will 1
known as
ROBERT BRYCE ?fe SON.
The undersigned b .g leave to ealr*atte
tion to the above notice, nnd to state th
they will ha found near the old stand, ec
ncr of Msin and Blanding streets. No.
Bryce's Range, where they will endeav
to give their best, attention to auch bu:
ne"s as m?y be consigned to their care.
ROBERT BRYCE ? SON.
July 15 . sw8*
W. H. EA5TERBY,
Com. Meroliant
Receiving and Forwarding Agent,
CHARLESTON. S. C.
PROMPT attention' given to orders for
the sale <>r purchase of COTTON or
PRODUCE of any kind. July 15 fl3"
Brass* and Copper "Wanted.
HSOLOMON <fc CO. still continue to
. purchase BRASS and COPPER.
Tho highest market price will be paid.
? . H. SOLOMON ?fc CU.,
West side of Assembly street.
Bl
DIRECT IMPORTERS
' " /AND
WHOLESALE. DEALERS
FOREIGN BRANDIES, TOES,
SSGARS,
AND J. A. J. NOLET'S IMPERIAL
And Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps
TO ARTUVK:
I AH PIPES Imperial EAGLE GIN.
IUI/ 1.000 boxes AROMATIC SCHIE?
DAM SCHNAPPS.
?00 hoxea BITTERS, (Magentropbcu.)
100 Mille Cigar?, of njl grades.
Quarter and eight h cask? Cognac Brandy
'. Rochelle "
" " " Port and Sherr}
W?nes.
Scotch Ales and London Brown Stout
Porter July 20 wf8
THE UNDERSIGNED
RESPECTEULLY notify their friends
and customers that th?v have RR.
OPENED their store nt their old stand,
No. 88 East Baj', corner of Vendue
IVvbce. charleston, r?. C., wbere they will
constantly keep ?n hand and for sale, nt^
LOWEST MARKET PRICES, a general
assortment of GROCERIES, importedaud
domestic ALES, WINES, LIQUORS and
SUGARS, of well known brands.
ROLLMANN BROTHERS.
Jnlv 20 wf8
BOLLMMN BROTHERS ~
HAVE now on hand and are in weekly
receipt of all grades REFINED
SUGARS, bago of COFFEE, boxes Soap.
Starch, ?rc. Also, all grades of Hyson and
Young Hyson Teas, and every other arti?
cle connect :d with a wholesale grocery.
Our senior partner is residing at. the ?
North for the present, and attending io
person to all our purchases, whfe.li are for I
cash only. We assure our friends and I
customers that *0??? can and will do as well
by them as any other house in this city. !
Cotton and all Country Produces will bo j
purchased at highest market prices, or I
taken in exchange for groceries.
Charleston, S.C, July 20. wfS !
By the Provisional Governor of tho !
State of South Carolina
A PROCLAMATION ! j
\IT HERE AS ftis Excellency President !
? Johnson has issued his proclama- j
f.ion, appointing me (Benjamin F. Perrv) |
Provisional Governor in and for the State
of'South Carolina, with power to prescribe I
such rules and regulations as may be ne- |
cesaary and proper for convening a Con?
vention of* the State, composed ol dele?
gates to be chosen by that portion of the
people of said State who are loyal to thc
United States, for the purpose of altering
or aiin-nding the Constitution thereof; and
with authority to exercise within tt?e
limits of the State all the, powers neces?
sary and proper'to enable such loyal peo?
ple to restore said Stat* to it? constitu?
tional relations to the Federal Govern?
ment, and to present such a Republican
form of State Government as will entitle
the*Stste to the guarantee of the United
States therefor, and its people to protec?
tion by the United States against invasion
insurrection and domestic rioleuce:
Now, therefore, in obedience to the pro?
clamation of his Excellency Andrew John?
son. President of the United States, I,
BENJAMIN F. PERRY. Provisional Go?
vernor of the State of South Carolina, for J
the purpose of organizing a Provisional
(iovernment in South Carolina, reforming
the State Constitution and restoring civil
authority In said Stat?, under the Censti
totion and laws of the United States, do
hereby proclaim and declare that all civil
officer! in South Carolioa, who were in
office when the Civil Government of tho
?tate waa suspended, in May last, (except
Lliose arrested or under prosecution for
treeton,) shall, ?o taking the oath of elie- /
i misty Proclamation of the 29th day of
May, 1865. resume the duties, of their
I offices and continue to discharge them
'under the Provisional Government till
further Appointments are made.
' And ) do further proclaim, declare and
make knnwn, that it is the duty of all
??val citizens of the State of South Caro,
lina lo promptly go forward and take the
oath jof allegiance to the United States,
before some magistrate or military officer
of the Federal Government, who may be
qualified for administering oaths; and such
are hereby authorized to 'give certified
copies thereof to the persons respectively
by whom they "were made. Apd such
magistrates or officers are hereby Required
to tranrmit the originals of such oaths, at
as early a day ns may be convenient, to
the Department, of State, iu the city of
Washington. D. C.
And I do further proclaim, declare and
make known, that the Managers of Elec?
tions throughout the State of South Caro?
lina will bold an election for members ot
a Stilt? Convention, at their respective
precincts,- on the F?RST MONDAY IN
SEPTEMBER NEXT, according to the
laws of South Carolina in force before tho
secesM'on of the State; and that each Elec?
tion District in the State shall eleot as
many members of the Convention as the
8'iid District has members of the Houso of
Representatives-the basia of repr?senta?
tion being population and taxation. This
will give on? hundred and twenty-fouta
members to the Convention-a number
sullieieutl}- large to represent every por -
lion of the State most fully.
Every loyal citizen who has taken the
Amnesty oath and not. within the excepte'd
classes in rhe President's Proklamation,
will be entitled to vote, provided he was
u legal voter under the Constitution as it
stood prior to tlie secession of South
Corolin?. And all who are within the
excepted classes must take the oath and
"Pi'ly f?r a pajrlon, in order to entitle
them to vote or become members of ?hp
Convention. *
The members of the Convention thus
elected on thc first Mondiy in September ,i
next, are hereby ' required to con venu in
the etty of Columbia, on WEDNESDAY,
the ISth day ol' September, 1865. for the
purp"se of altering und amending the
present Constitution of South Carolina, or
remodelling and making a new one, which
will conform to the great, changes which"
have taken place in the State, and be
more in n^eordafiei with Repnbiicntrpfrio
eiples und equality of representation.
And I du further proclaim and make
known,- that the Constitution and all laws
of force in boutli Caroon* prior to the
secession of the State, are hereby made ot
force under the Provisional Government,
except wherein they may couf?et with the
provisions of this proclamation. And the
Judges and Chmcellors of the State are
hereby required to exercise all the power*
and perform ail the duties which apper?
tain to their? respective offices, and espe?
cially in criminal cases. It will be
expected of the Federal military authori?
ties now in South Carolina, to lend their
authority to the civil officers of the Pro?
visional Government, fer .the purpose of
enforcing the laws and ^preserving the
f*eaee and good order of the State.
And I do further command and enjoin
all gorfd and lawful eitRens of the State
to tillite in enforcing the laws and bring
I ii JJ t,o justice ail disorderly persons, all
plunderer*, robbers aud marauders, all
vagrants and idle persons who are wan .
let ing rubout without employment, or any
visible means of supporting themselves.
It is also expected that all former own?
ers of freed persons will be kind to them.
iud not turn off the children or aged to
perish; and the freed men and women are
sanies tl y enjoin?d to make contracts, just
ind fair, for remaining with their former
3WIIC1T.
In order tc facilitate as much as possi?
ble the application-for pardons under the
?xcepted sections of thc President's Am
?estrv Proclamation, it is stated for infor
nali?u that all applications must'be by
)etition, stating the exception, and accom
?anied with the oath prescribed. This
letition must, be first approved by the
'rovisional GoverrTor. and then forwarded
o the President. The headquarters of
he Provisional Governor xviii be atGreen
ille, where all communications to him
mst be addressed.
Thc newspapers of this State will pub
sh thia proclamation till th? election for
lembera of the Convention.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto
set my hand ?odseal. Dorfe at tba
u S.1 town of Greenville, tbis 20tb day
of July, m the year of our Lord
1866. and "of the independence of
the UaJkdStateB the ninetieth.
+ b. F. PERKY .
By the Provisional Governor:
WILLIAM H Pr.PRY, Private Secretary
July 20

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