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Thursday Morning-, Aug. 17, 1865.
I ntl rr "IVUlcli King, Uti/.uniunl
Wo give a aeries ol' test questions,
which we find submitted to candidates
0 in the Alabama newspapers. These
?questions may cr may not be of im?
portance to th?^eopl?. T?nt the ques?
tion, first, is whether there isa people
?or not We aie told that the elections
are prphounced void in Virginia, by
the military authorities, because men
who were old secessionists have been
elected. : How have, they been elected?
Were they not pardoned-did they
not-become loyal citizens by the oath
'-nave they not been granted terms of
citizenship, and wi ?at docs citizenship
imply? ls not amnesty a wiping out
of old scores? If denice! the rights of
citizenship, after taking tho oath, of
what import the oath ?md what does j
citizenship mean, and what does it '
confer of privilege? And ii.' tho
military may supersede thc halbst box j
what is auftrago? And if the restunp- ?
tion of civil authority is still suborili- i
nate to the ?psi dixit of martial law, I
o? what lu?ti a Provisional Governor? ?
And ii thc President of the United !
?States confers a power which ibo mili- j
tnry authorities will not respect when; i
are the- people to look for authority? i
We ask these questions in a perfect j
state of bewilderment. Let us know
who to obey. Let us know where the i
autboi tty Hos. We are prepared to be !
.?submissive; bet really, in this conflict
of authority, one: knows not whore to
turn. We donotrcomplain. We only
ask to know. Obeying ono. authority \
we may offend another. When; is the I
authority? What is the law? "We ?
have the freedom of tho balled box." ;
the Governor tulls us! ''Cb) and j
vole,"' -u.s Democracy. Well, we go!
and vote. Wo vote for Dick .Smith. .
Dick Smith is ?tue famous fellow that j
swallowed the . broad-axe. Is Dick
Smith ineligible to office? Not a bit!
of it. Ile was ?i secessionist, was'
Dick. Poor Dick! He voted, once !
upon a time, for Jeff. Davis, (>r afr. '
feNjote. Well, he repented of his sin. i
"li" you repent," says the proclama- I
tion, ''you are saved." Yon*have put j
yourself right, in court. You can j
como to the communion table as be- j
fore. And so Dick-votes or is voted j
for, '"but," nays Capt. Martinet, "you
were a pestilent secessionist sometime
ago, affd you shot at, me with a -din?
nie bullet at Gettysburg, or you voted
for Dick Smith who did thc shouting.
Your vote istgaull and void. Thc elec- j
tion i^ null and void. Yoftr repon- i
lance is not worth a dash! Your oath
is a farce. You must do this election j
business over again, and,iee that you
vote according to your consciences- - i
for thc person whom wc please." Let
ns have all. this matter adjusted one |
way or another. Either Gov. Perry j
has authority or not, from the Presi?
dent of the United States, for calling j
upon the people to give their untram- j
melied votes, according to the ideas ol'
Bep?blicanisin, or he has not. Gov.
Terry must see to it and save ns
harmless. He must daly ascertain for
ns what otu* privileges are, anti
whether wc are to have +hc ballot or
not. If not, we do i\oi complain.
We are still submissive. We really
caro not a straw for the privilege, or
about the denial of it. -We cady de?
sire I in 'v what is expected at our
tends, and what is allowed us. We
simply wish to escape error, and we
demand of Gov. Fcrrj to ascertain his
stud* and ours in season, that we may
waste no unnecessary time or temper
on the subject. *
Had Gov. Perry, fer example, au
. thprity ter prefer an plectkft for mern
.bei*' "of: ?.V?on^en'tion? Was he nu
thc*i/.e3 Lb oJv Iba .Vh??b oi civil Hhd
jucKcial authority in motion? Was he
right or wrong Tn instructiug the
indies to resume their functions
throughout the State, at thc earliest
moment? It i .surely easy to ascer?
tain these things. Is it not the duty
of Gov. Pern- to bring these doubts
and queries to a prompt solution'.' Is j
it uot encuuibent upon Lim tu procure
froni the President a clear declaration j
on these subjects? A brief proclama- :
tion will do it. But if Kc has .ened !
and been premature-and we eau j
baldly think so, coming, as he dbes, j
from a pemonat conference with the ?
President-then he should put him- j
self rigat, and put us right, -with all
possible expedition, so that harm may
come to neither." It is not Ut be ex- |
pected that the military government
will forego its exorcise of authority,
unless it shall receive official instruc?
tions to this effect directly from the
Government at Washington. J?L-hey
will not recognize the proclamation of
the Pi'ovisioaal Governor until dis?
tinctly instructed tocio so by the para?
mount authority of the United Slates ?
Government. All we ask is that that |
authority shall declare itself, as soon i
as possible, ono way or the other. It j
is all idle to be talking about elections
for conventions and congresses and
legislatures, when permission is de- j
nied at the ballot-box by tho interpo
sition of the bayonet. It is absurd t<
require tho judges of the Courts <>
General Sessions and of Commoi
Picas, to issue their venire, when I
we univ have a conflict between j
their jurisdiction and that of ' the
military courts. That "wt; should, j
as soon as possible. h:we our courts j
and. grand juries in session, is (Nilled j
forby the condition of the country.
The suouritN of persons and property, I
the adjttstmont of claims and rights, I
the support <d the republic-these,
all, demand ari early resumption ol' all
the civil offices and duties of the State. I
But if the Government of the United j
States shall dedKle otherwise, for the
time, or for any length of time, the j
people are submissive. AU that they
demand is simply to know what to do
and what to forbear, and whom to
obey, and that they shall not be
with the excitements of elections alie1
mocked the commands of conflicting
authorities ? 'o re i:? no commotion
among thc people. They are? uiinently
pacific; siiiu!.: m tone and temper to 1
the color of fin ir foi Limes. Thor fee] I
and behm-ls subjugated people,
conscious th?.? tliey exist aud possess
only under rho will of the United !
States Government. Any reports or
repr?sentations which would show j
them in any other aspee'', ure false and I
without the slightest foundation. The
people are without arms and ammuni- j'
tion. There are no asseniblnges ol'
them, There is no''combinai ion. When |
thev meet, it is in open dav, in the I
sight and hearing of United States I
garrisons, lt may be that some of j
them murmur iu their impatience, lt
must needs be se. especially, when
they are struggling for the mean-: . ;'J
life and su Hering from tho spoli :::>>u I
of their ?irids and gardens. ,-,uch j
occasional murmurs areuoi to breo;)- ?
sid -red as impairing their fidelity to
their oatie, s loyal citizens.
But we ha..'said enough. Briefly
to recapitulate- -Jet us know w hat is
our status what is expected at our
hands, ls Gov. Perry authorized to
confer power on the courts-to jr.?\ a
convention of the people- to order
elections-to restore the State to thc
Union by the well-known laws of tin
Herc follow the queries of I he Ala?
bama papers, which, cit' course, aro
mero impertinences, if, when the vote
is casi, it is discovered that Dick
Suith is incompetent as a voter, and
ineligible as a candidate for ?nice:
1st. Are you br not in favor of a
free Constitu? io*, and how will you
vote on this subject?
2d. Are you or nut in favor of thc
disfranchisement of ail who have been
excluded fron? amnesty h\ the Presi?
:>d. Will yon advocate, if elected to
the Convention, the immediate or
gradual emancipation of slavery?
.1th. Are you or not iii favor of ex?
tending the ejective franchise to the
negro under any circumstances? If
so. \\ hat circumstances?
THEODOKE*D. WAGNKK. We'are
glin! to learn that this noble gentle?
man-has received the pardon of the
President of the United States, and is
now expurged of all his offences.
THE'NEW ERV.-We have received
the fourth number of a new weekly
paper, with this title* just established
in-Darlington. Ii is "a> neal sher!,
published by John W. Turbo* and
edited by B. P. Whittemore. " A,
NEW YORK DJCXES.-We,#re in re?
ceipt of the ? w York HWZc/?n?New
Yolk Nvtcs, cadi of thc 10th instant,
from both of which wc make selections.
Tidings T!iroii^!i Charleston.
We hove our files of the Charleston
Courier to tho 11th. from which we
make notes ami selectjons. Tho Cou
vier discusses Mesh o and her future,
and whether wc shall interfere in her
affairs or not. That we shall interfere,
we have no sort L ? doubt. We have
never been slow to interfere, und, in?
flated with the consciousness ol oxtra
ordinary power, we -shall never 'bc
done with interfering until we have
kicked out thc soles of our prosperity.
For the people of the South, we have
but to say one word-attend to your
Own jtffairs, und you will do wisely and
find enough to do. We have* mon?
werk? on hand, to recover our own
piaspevity, than our sons will be able
to^accomplish in the next fifty years.
[Lot us encourage no scheme or polity
of national aggrandizement at the
expense ?d' the national peace ur mir
own. The best policy for us now is
to address ali our own thoughts and
energies to horno- to tho resuscitation
ol' our own wretched fortunes, und the
pl arin g our people in that state of
security which is the first essential of
prosperity. Mexico is a problem, tile'
solution ol' which is in tire hands of a
gr"ater power thau ours. If we ntavnys
keep in mind that God is perfect law,
that he bus founded all laws for man
six thousand years ago, we shall only
need to obey the I #v ourselves and
keep off all trespitssvrs. Th.- welfare
ol' Mexico, just as ours, depends upon
tho degree in which vre obey the
. dt run] laws of Providence. All her
pain.-, and penalties, anibal! ours. Lave
accrued simply from i urmogleet of or
disobedience of law.
DEATH OF REV. SAMUEL Towxsuxn.
The Philadelphia K'miiuy liulh iiu, of
August 1, contains the following in
relation to tho death of t'n's weli
known and much respected citizen?
.'Wo are pained to learn of thc death
of the Rev. Samuel Townsend, of Co
inmbia, S. G., which occurred last
'?vening, ar the Merchants' llo?d, in
this city. Mr. Townseud vas of tl.?'
firm of TOWDJM nd A North, of Coluni
bia, and, prior to tho waa", was well
known in this vity and elsewhere a*
nil ujiright, euterprisi'ig business man.
At the elosfc <:f tne .rebellion he crine
Nortli, with the view of resuming bis
business relations; was seized with a
severe illness, which, after sonn' three
days' duration, terminated fatally, lt
will bo grati tying to id-: family to fcmrw
that Aerytking was done that the
skill of Iii*:; physio:..! (Dr. McClellan^
Could suggest;." .r..'ii the fatal resal?,
and that, tero : :1 the kindness ol' hi*
friends an. i a vpiaintances ia re. during
this. Iiis last - illness, he received all
m edial attention.:'
. Tlie Raleigh Pro:lr.>s? states that on
Saturday the Presidi'Ul pardoned
bis?oj) .Lynch, of So:;:.Ii Carolina,
now tu borne, Italy. Mrs. ('nr.: A.
Slocum, bia Slocum and Mrs. Caro?
line A. S. Urquhart, of New Orleans,
wer.' ?dso pardoned. Tho confiscated
estates of MrsjjSlocmn was restored
to her on the recommendation of Gen.
Gen. Hartwell lias been nibbed of
?n's valise, containing documents as
well as personal effects, while cu route
f'rom Hilton Head to Charleston. .The
virtuous pruel ici oners of the country
have no respect for officials of what?
The 55th Massachusetts Volunteers
(colored) and tho 1st Ohio Volunteer
( avalry are about to be 'mistered ont
of the service. The former regiment,
under the command of Gen. Hartwell,
has hitherto been stationed at ( (range
The Bishops of the?\Iethodist Epis?
copal Church were to nave met for con?
sultation at'Columbus, Georgia, or
Nine burglars were, arrested ir
Charleston last week, viz: Jehu Kau
ter, H. Wadderhold, Homy Welsh.
John Watson. Nelson Kirk, Denn
Nelson and John McGninnoss. Tin
two first named are persons eminent
in the profession. The others a1'1
obscure - merely commencing theil
1 career. Their arrest is unfortunate,
perhaps, in abridging their opportu
nities for attaining perfection iu theil
A daily line of hacks has been esta
blished to ply between Abbeville, O
H., South Carolina, and Washington
Gonn.ix NEWYOKK.-'Hie New Tori
Hraldoi the iO b says the ( lea.iif
qaotations yesterday were 144;?, fol
lowed by a decline to 140;;.;,'and ?
sub'aquent rally t? lloj? a 144, a
which it closed.. The steamer Cost;
Pica, from Aspinwail brought ??nl?l,
034 in gold,.
To insure insertion, advertisers ?re re?
quested to hand in their notices before 4
oV'.ojk p. m.
THE CONCEBT^IUSICALE, on Tuesday nicht,
went off with considerable eclat.. There wo a
a f d! house, and the young ladioa- are put,
strong in beau- y and in number. T?o suc?
cess ol' thc peri'orinaaco waa unquestiona?
ble. AU parties did well, and several of the
songs were encorad. Fora Sra: attempt m
our city, a?ter tho general Skermanrr"
waa quite a ouccecs. The exc-orimons,
encouraged, will no doubt be repeated,
with a programme ct rjreitor nar; fxcaher
Eprnsancs i>- Occ.V o:ta.-Avrfci eterice
reach us of a terrible epidemic, or ooverdl
terrible epidemics, prevailing in Columbi::,
of v.'ii. h there) we are aa ttti:rly fierait
?i>, i;" we vt?;re iff Kain sohatka. VTs -re tc ii
that certain backwoods viii" g co
ciuew are ?roadfully exercised tcv.chir.g cur
!:iia. ?fable condition, especially aa iti3 dis?
covered that the farmers and plantara -re
still pressing hither tc cur marketa-cow
crowded with all the good tbinga of tho
rest of the world, Let them cerna without
fear. The only mortality ia among thc
mules, overborne by the hnrncnae waight of
wagoning and wagon ienda from Tnibet,
Cochin China, tho Persian Gulf, Timbnctoc,
New York, Bftsto?i, Charleston nnd ether
'foreign lands, fain< ns icr stntja, end -a.re3:
and charities, of whick tho .eec ctid thc
better for all parties.
?thevetcrau Bbtcllceopr, T. S. Kickerson,
.so long known as keeper cf tbclrliL?t Hcruio,
in Cha: h-ston. and of thc Iviekcraoa'c Hotel,
in this place, has rcaunc;! tbe vocation in
which lu: has enjoyed such.& repetition and
so much experience, and is about to apea a
i'ust-elass hotel in tbU nrst-ciiss bml-iir-S,
the Female College, ott Plain ctrcst. l?o
house, perhaps, could i#: better devised for
such :i purpose: and such an establishment !
pei-haps, the greatest cf ail wan? ? in ;
Columbia. Wc shall be rejoiced to ses the j
w.int sapp?ed aj it wL:i bu."find by cc com- !
potent :. , erson a-j Mr. Nicircrbou" ric bsa
not d< dared bia purpose:, cr made bia prc- j
naratiors. a moment t.:c soon? erp5cti.il- ;
whoij. we consider bow rtwidiy che pcrioa
approaches fur the aAcinblht? ot tno C;:i
vention. Members of thia boc!;- a?.cL c: the !
I .eg ifH:.: un- may now be assured, of a good I
.-in tt..-r, goo?! ?.in. tine accommodations, '
am! :ii ?pic room am! verge ct^u^i. .."vi'rt-tit
being re piircd to go cit ?er to Greenville cr '
Charleston-tlie two c>.t: enies of the ?t??.e.
NKW.'Dvnirrisi-trifr.Nt .. -Attention is called
to.tho fode.wing u A. i-;L?< mem.', which afo ;
published For the lirst time this morning-; ?
.1. N. Hobson Choi- .? <1 ...di?.
H. \V. Bice SchoofNotiw.
Cieorgc Clusolm- To I'ravelcrB.
llurbec A: Wr.lrer--Variety Sale.
Jacob?Levin- Cow anil Calf. etc. I
Hi.-hard Caldwell Witter, iard, &c. j
.? '? -Candies, Ac. !
" - Uio Cotb-e, Are.
- Hagar and Toa. ?
P. I.-'. Cutt Ino- I/W-.l, iiivcoji, Ac.
T. S. Niela -' a -Nickers. >u\s Hotel ' .
Moise A Orchard New Hoods
IXTKKXAn Bl'VUNXrC DECISION.-The '.
Commissioner of internal Revenue ?
malo s the following decisions public:
Monthly returns of insurance com- 1
patries m ed not include pi*emi?.m ',
A builder's or contractor's licence. ?
rovers his business Ii' he makes no j
article subject to duty as a l.ianufac- \
titre; but if lie nmkes such t-ilicics to i
an amount exceeding one thousand'
dollars annually, he iciest also have a
license us a manufacturer In such a :
ease the umoim* of bw-i'iess coveled
by the manufacturer'd license may be 1
deducted from thc gross amount tf;
A duty licensed o iinmercial broker 1
may negotiate a sale of liquors from |
one dealer to another without addi- '
tional licence; but if at any finie tho
liqno?s shall h - in hh custody cr
under his contiol, he will require a
license as ?t liquor de ilor on account
of such negotiations ot sale.
Under tho statute.-; of Kentucky^ a
lien is retained upon land conveyed
for the payment of purchase sum. ii in
! any way the amount remaining unps.id
appears in the deed, ff notos for
such unpaid sums ar** :d?o given, the
notes ure liable to sf: mp duty. *
CocjrrERFErrs. -Counterfeit fives of
the National hanks an- in circulation.
The color of the paper is a littio paler
than the genuine. They are; however,
easily detected by observing the posi?
tion of the letter "T" in the word
'"This," iii the line reading, "This
note is secured by bonds of. " The . *T"
in the genuine is over the left portion
of the letter "1" in ;"United," while
in the counterfeit it is further to the
left, over t he middle ofJthc "N" of thc
I same worthy
j There 11W also cour.tcrfeit ones,
' Treasury nob s. We "have, however,
I seen no description of them as yet.
I Cincinnati IZnqiciver.
I The Atlantic cable, only half payed
? out, is effectually played out, for the
present, it breathes ro longer.' lt
! has uttered its last speech ind has no
j more to say. Tha ^ytvjrizx1 -.n* ?-5933
I to be ?il over.
P?BDCHS BscotriN'? FASY-QT^ES;
Dorsos.-Robert E. I_ce and L?B two
3on3 have applied to the President fer
pardon, ana they will 'get' iv, toe'
Dick Taylor carne to Washington to
a:;k pe> mission '.-c. go to Prance with ii'
view to espatria ncr.. The Piesident
would net hinder him from going, biro
advised him to remain, take the oath
oz allegiance, apply ipi a pardon, and
tnen go back to 'Louisiana, and use
hi 3 inhuence in rea terang the national
k-tn?eny upen '-he ba3?3 ot- the extir?
pation of slavery. After a long inter
vl9w^?ur?^_wnica Jae int-.oduced-the
I .ta * xceirrssiueiit .ticraim, *rhc ha;?
px_od to oncer the snsratrve chamber,
io the ccnqecrcv of N. P. Parka, tba
mn cf cid -.aol: premised to confider
tho subject. Cn"Friday inst, he com?
plied with tho President's- suggestions
and waits his pardon. By-the-way, x
may mention that Dick remr.vr.ed to
one of mn friends, if the president
would pardon haz. be could and would
give him the vote cf __cuic:ana fer re?
election. Of coure G this waa -aid in
badinage. Dich i; a chip cf the_o!d
clock,'sheri, thick and stubby. ? do
not vcuch fer the truth of thia gossip,
but it comee to me through suck chi li'-'
neks that ? credit ita eub-tance. i give
it as a Straw, ? may idd that when
Dick expressed a desire to keep his
f ?et-for h . hac had incipient paralysis
-a dfetinguiaked Senator, to whom
he4_eade the remark, replied that ho
had better be Icoki_rg alter his neck. .
Dick wantc th.3 President to let him
visit Jell- Davis, Dick.':-* brcther-iu
law, but the request wiii not be grant-*?
ed tili aetad^p-m in Cac.uec.
Waiito? to* Purt?iase,
GOLD and BILTEft. A; pb" to
"Ane 17 3 D?KP.TCO WAT.TcS.
f\S the 21a; mst., ? will open a SCHOOL,
Xj near tuc ? C. College. t.n-rh=h; L.nm
aa? Greok will "ce taught, lern?a for E-n?
li-ih, inciudhag Mathematics, fie per lena ci
three meath J; Latin, Greek and ?fa.the.nia
tics, 5-12. -#p?y to mc, ct Dr. John Le
Coate'3. ' Li "ccr"iia ea-ie ?. credit will foo
'tren viii jVau:,r . ??-.C.
"Aug 17J-' _E. r> P.ICE.
EN1?CI.Y T.; ,t.V LAE?>, 35 rcr.'.;.
Ko 1 TVA.CON i-PDE'S, ??)?< "'-- ti
No. 1 PALE SOAP, ?5 couta per bar
AISO, a gaa?ra! uusartra nt . ,: GROCE
CLr.t?e. i^. a^:-ii<-~ L.r v r. cu'friKC.
Cor. Upper h^ar.i:.r"" snl Assoniclv ats.
Aug i? 'tr
Butter, Itardj fe.
KKfJs? on*H?.? Bl CTEIi
Kegs WESTERN I. iMD .
juts No. 1 MACKi-. KEE. .
Loacs Ko; i EEi'iiiX'J=.
WEST ii i li* Silt f. -.
ITci-a E.vi'r.'. WiST?tUs FLOUT.. i o?
8alohj riCiiAEI) OALpiVji?J.,
> salo ?;
if* f\ %. Vf '<:! "?' A ??
I>OCKETS cholee ElO t Or 3 li:.
Boxes Ai?.?>I.V>;fiNE CA.Ni'LI'.".
Boxes SPEEl? CANDLED.
Lex- a No. 1 .SOAP.
Pound packages SMOKING '.'< '3AC0O.
For (tale bv " EICILAED CALDWELL.
Aug 17 P_i__
Sugar and Tea-,
A FRESH supply . f thc I*E"ft^BKOWN
SUGAR nt a5 c? ata per pound) and that
Sk/X'ERIOU TEA, at S2.10 per
Dound, just received P:-?.! for salo bv
Ans ?"7 1 li'i'H.MM) CA li''A'FT Jj.
mw mm :
Moise & Orchard.
' GBlU'EBiES, r!'??ViSIOXS
AND FANCY ARTICLES, ?
I71LO?R, LARD. BfTTFj:. yv-!V:\
'.Tea, Coffee, rVee-e, Cr ck w.
Sardir.es, ?.f??. ker.il. Soda, Caed! s.
Blacking. Candies, ' Jellies, Pr? ? rvcr.
Iicldes, Pomade^ Faia-.y i*?a)-.B.
Flavoring Exi racte, Porfuniery.
i(ai.-in-. Keach l'ai-Le. T?i.sl) Lemons.
Lemon Syrup, Fancy Pipi-s, Ac.
A fine lot of OLD BOURBON WHISKEY,
WINES CORDIALS, ALE, choice SEO ARS
and TOBACCO, &c.
Pendleton st., ono door West of Richardson.
AU;? 17 i*
COLUMBIA, S. C.
? , THE undersigned, having h as d
W??tho LARGE and COMJlODloUS
JMbLblTILDING known as the "Columbia
?letKodist F'-roal'- Cnllege,V will open ir asa
1-IliSr-CLASS t;Ci'EL. O?) Scntexhar 7.
T. S. N1CKEEB0N, yrcpriotor.
fia* Papers throughout the State in ser %
twice a week for jive wceia. su'J tenrl bi?a
to ,?no efitoe . A ag 1?