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Sunday Horning*, Sept. 24.1865.
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MK. EDITOB: When the excel?
lent Ephraim Badger was. beaten
by Dick Sledge, the corpulent black?
smith, he .in-wardly resolved that
it was necessary, for his own peace
of mind, and dignity of position,
, that he should beat somebody in
turn. Sore with , his own bruises,
he determined to* inflict corres?
ponding bruises on some other
susceptible person ; and the more he
meditated the matter, on his way
home, the more fixed beearne his pur?
pose. Unfortunately, for this reso?
lution, ho encountered no proper sub?
ject in his progress, and it was only
after reaching home that ht) concluded
to beat his wife. Tiiis he did withal
degree of vigor,. corresponding to
that which Dick Sledge had shown in
cudgelling himself.' Ephraim's wife
was an easy victim.* He could use his
fists with impunity and without very
mich fatiguing himself. And he satis?
fied his sores and wounded dignities
by sharing them with his help-mate.
We have something of a parallel to
this case, in the history of the war
which has been waged upon the
Parishes of South Carolina. The
Parishes constituted tho feminine ele?
ment in the organization of the State.
There is a duality in States as in the
natural world, and certain sections,
by natural causes, confirmed by law,
are made to constitute the feminine
portion of the State. They are dis?
tinguished? by their greater feebleness,
their superior delicacy of organiza?
tion, their more exquisite sensibility
and these quabties necessarily pro?
duce refinement, grace and elegance
in superior degree. They are wed?
ded, as it were, to the masculinity ot
other sections, more distinguishec
for power, force, audacity and mus
cular exercise. These feminine sec?
tions, while the masculine portions
retain their ardor, are greatly pettet
sections. It is only when youth gives
way to age, that ;\ge, in its selfishness,
degrades the pet of his youth into the
drudge and scullion. The change of
character in the one party, and of re?
lation between the two, may be illus
trated by a tragic story told by Ma
turin. There were two lovers, fondh
attached to each other; and pr?par?e
for any. sacrifice for each other
Their liaison is to be punished, an(
they are. lodged together in adan
geon, doomed to perish by starvation
At first, for a day or two, they di
vided the bread a?id water, tho mai
yielding more than his share; am
nothing can exceed 'the beauty am
the tenderness, the sweetness and th
devotion, which they lie stow upo:
each other. Their caresses increase
their pledges are res worn. They bin
themselves to each other for Lfe am
death. But, as Famine creeps upo
them, the man devours his and tb
shire of the woman; and wheii th
supply* of food uttorly ceases, an
they perish, it is found that thts lo^
iug lord has gnawed his way throug
tho shoulder of his beloved on
Thus age and external pressure', hui
ger. thirst, and the desire for the e
erciae of. power, will make the ma
culino a despotism over the feniinh
power. When the dowry which si
brought is exhausted, there will con
a chango with all those husbands
whom the dowry had been the obj ec
? Tho Parishes had brought a splend
dowry to the Districts. Nothh
could exeeed their youthful elegant1
their grace, polish, sweetness, pr
prie ty; in the hospitality of tin
homes, the liberality of their bonni
tho generosity Of their hearts, tl
integrity of their faith. They large
contributed to tho feminine eleme
in tho Constitution of the State. B
their dowry is exhausted, theil- i
sources dried up; the invader li
sacked their homes and made tin
dc?o?iU;, *nd in tho hour oi til?
greatest overthrow and desolation,
their masculine kindred, grievously
beaten themselves, take their revenge
out of the feeble help-mates, and de?
prive them of all that remains of
their original dowry! Waat had
boen the offence of these Parishes?
Were they unproductive? unprolific?
Quite the contrary. Were they illi
berni in their intercourse with the
more masculine sections? This is
not their reproach. ?They had sought
to share, not monopolize, offices-; nor
had they been costive in their appro?
priations of money to all public inte?
rest?; nor had they been mean in the
salaried endowments of public officers;
and they had always been among the
first in the encouragement of arts and
education; aud their taxes had been
freely paid, though sometimes heavily
disproportioned to their means
and to the powers accorded to them*
It will be found, we think, that of the
.public offices, for twenty years past,
and perhaps longer, they had obtain?
ed but a very small proportion. Yet,
what have boen the contributions of
these . Parishes for eighty years, to
the intellectual and moral capital of
the State. What a glorious recordof
grand names, identified with noble
histories, do they exhibit, beginning
long before the Revolution, and com?
ing down almost to the preocnt mo?
ment. Wo recall the brilliant and ve?
hement eloquence, as well as the
patriotic devotion, of John Rutledge*;
the stern, stoical fixedness of pur?
pose of Christopher Gadsden; the
admirable partisan warfare and un?
selfish virtues of Francis Marion; the
dogged courage of William Moultrie;
tho political foresight und eloquence
of Wm. Henry Drayton, and-bul
what a list when we recall tin; Mid?
dletons, the Dray tons. ' the H?gers,
the Legares. When we remembei
Wm. Lcfjvndes, and Robert Y. Hayne,
and James Hamilton, and the Rhetts,
the Barnwells, we find any mere re
00.1.a ?ux^Q^ihle. ?,>-1 .*nl?vr",m"*1 fttK!
to find adequate words ?or just de?
scription. Very marvellous, indeed,
have boen the contributions of these
"rotten boroughs'* to the moral ?ind
intellectual,. to say nothing of th.
physical, capital of the State, lt. WJIS
not that these men represented thc
Parishes that they attained power
It was because they were instinct witl
equal intellect and racuhood, so that
from tho seaboard to the mountain
there was but one voice-that of ?
multitudinous instinct of the State
which called them to the high place
of responsibility and authority. Th
power in themselves, trained by th
femininity attributes of the Parishes
was the sufficient secret of their elevn
tion to power. There is a degree o
femininity in all truly great men
grounded in their more exquisit
sensibilities, their greater suseepti
bility, the warmth as well as the vigo
of intellect, which, is equally inform
ed by the imaginative faculty; and
living in smaller circles, less anion
the masses, in homes rather than i
hustings, they preserve a domesti
delicacy of constitution which keep
their sensibilities alive, and quicken
all the mental instincts; and the Pi
rishes,"like the'"rotten boroughs" <
j Eugland, were of the highest impo;
j tance in nursing that femininity whic
j never impaired the vigor of a Pitt o
j Fox, nor lessened in a single degr*
the vast, copious and exquisite pov/ei
I of a Burke. Ia all experienced com
tries, where the arts have made pr?
greigs, there has beena large solicitad
always shown for tm preservation <
these small communities which exe
eise the happiest influence in tempe
i ing the more masculine oharacteristi?
j of larger societies. What Athel
. was to the rest of Greece, that wi
, such small communities as the !><
j roughs or,Parishes be found to o
! in enabling a nation to exhibit, ri
! ing from the dead level of 1
; masses; the colossal forms ot
j genius, which makes a realm beai
I til ol in times ol' pt**** and powe
ful in war; which tend to refino so- ;
oiety, to make manners lovely, action i
graceful, to crown thought with fancy,
and wing ideas on their way to other j
regions, as the generous breezes waft ,
those leaves detached from the tree ?
which carries, each of them, a swed [
within the leaf. Nor are we to regard
and treat as an offence that a commu?
nity or section is, in certain respects
which we may call purely physical,
small and insignificant. It .still cbn
stitutes a community, a, component of
the State, necessary to it^ welfare,
which ought to be, by very reason di
its feebleness, entitled to its special
protection. The agency of these
small sections is important to the
whole, as contributing to form those,
cheeks and balancea by which the
more powerful ure kept from en
: croaching upon the rights of feeble*
suctions. This is ote of tLe first
i necessities of every well-constituted
; Commonwealth, and tie winde r "ison
! for the several divisions of a State.
I To destroy these is to disturb ali the
j balance wheels of political society,
j break down distinctions, and gricv
I ously to impair the securities which,
from time immemorial, have been
established in order ihat each of the
elements of a State should have free
expression, and that, all should be re
I strained' from tnose usurpations to
I which we owe disruption, anarchy and
i war. Destroying the States as sove
! reign ties, the Unitee? States Govern -
I ment hus resolved tte whole into one
. imperial power, which, in previous
? history, for six thousand yea^-s, has
: been the one fruitful secret of general
I disintegration. Shall we' on a small
! scale, imitate this usurpation? Are
I the feeble never to be secure? Does
I statesmanship mean only the aggran?
dizement of tit' particular . section
which it represents? And is the
struggle to go on everywhere for the
1 increase of d?ninion, rather than for
its developnicEt, beauty and refine
?ixrni,'/ .T??*>t K?r) long as tide?switUiueo
to be the blind aim of the politician,
just so sure is thc loss ol' all that
makes States grateful to their, pos?
sessor, and glorious as examples for
the future. All these ochlocr?tic
movements, for such they are, are
fahd to veneration, and veneration is
the one secret bj which wo cherish the
beautiful, teach faith in the good and
gentle, polish mere vigor into grace,
lift the heart, elevate the sentiment,
"and make of the soul a winged thing
forever soaring for the skies!
. SCHOOL NOTICE.
THE MISSES HENRY* will
resume the duties of their
^SCHOOL, afc their residence on
^Stark's KU, East end of Gervais
street, oa MONDAY, 2d Octo?
ber, and solicit the patronage of
their friends and the public. All the usual
branches of an English education will bc
taught, together with Music and FrcBch.
For terms, &c, appb as above.
Sept ?4_" 1*
TbtiT rect ived*ndfor sale.
ZEALY. SCOTT A BRUNS.
Supt 22 * 3
ACHOICE LOT, jist received, and con?
sidered very fine.
Sept 22 3 ZEALY SCOTT & BRUNS.
S H OE S ! !
2CASES BUFF BA1?M0R?LS, selling at
a very low nrico.
S?pt 22 3 ZEALY, K'OTT A BRUNS.
ENG Li S H
TUST received, a ehdee lot of the above.
Will be sold low bv the box.
Sept 22 H ZEALY, BCOTTA BRUNS.
gjPgBgL A FIRST-CLASS SPRING
WAGON, new and bi good
!KctfiaM?j??Bjb?&B riler, with good cover and
comfortable M<:HIS. di may be drawn by
two or four horses, and cari ie? eight or hui
passengers. Api-i? a? U?fi v????.
Sept 2i . 5*
GOOS NEWS FOR ALL I
RE-OPEt?TOO 0? THE T?ftOE 1? CH??tESTONt
IMMENSE ATTRACTION AT THE
Wholesale Shoe House!
NO. 133 MEETING STREET,
ESTABLISHED IW 1836,
IS now re-opened, after a. suspension of four yofcrs, with greater facilities than.cver.
The proprietor now offers ?for sale
\.T WHOLESALE ONLY, at thc lowest possiblo quotations, and recei#ng IMMENSE
CONSIGN'M ENTS semi-weekly from the. larpent and most r* able manufactories. '
Tim proprietor takes pleasure in calling thc attention 01 the trade--t.he local mer?
chants'of "th?; States of Ge?*rf(ia, Tennessee, Alabama and Florida-to the extensive
stock of B< )0TS, SHOES, HATS. TRUCKS, etc,
ORDERS NEATLY AND 1'HO MP LY ATTENDED TO.
Sept 24 - AGEN'I FOR MANUFACTURERS. *
HAVING been appointed Agent for the sale of BOOTS, SHOES, TRUNKS and H AT St
bv several of the most prominent mann"' f:turers at the North, and now located a,
NO. ?SS MEETING STIiEEV, CHARLESTON, S. C., '
I offer this CHOICE STOCK OF GOODS for sale by the PACKAGE ONLY.
The Trade will please notice.
EDWARD DALY, Agent.
| C. S. Jenkins!
HAS REMOVED TO
Assembly Street, West Side, one
' door ri orth. of Market Street,
Where he has on hind a well-selected
DRY GOODS,- ?
I To which he invites the pnhlic attention.
I "TT7"HITE CUT SUGAR, COFFEE,
j VV " Crns'd " TEA,
1 CLARIFIED SUGAR, LARD,
Light and Dark Brown do., RUTTER.
I FLOUR, HU E
j HARLEY, MACKEREL
SMOKED BEEF. SARDINES
CH EES F.. PEPPER
! MUSTARD, .VINEGAR
Trenton, Oyster and But! er CRACKERS,
BOURBON" WHISKEY, * .
CLARET WINE, "St. Julien/ )
OKI Club House Gin,
Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps,
.Lemon Syrup, Stomach Bitters, (Boker'a,)
Sppuish and American Sogars,
Elegant French Confectionary,
Sugar Plums, Cream Drops,
Gum Drops and Stick Candy,
? Horse Brushes, Shoe Brushes,
Brooms, Cloth Whisks, Blacking,
Currv Combs, Clothes Lines,
Ladie*' and Gent's Shoes and Hats, of th
Ladies' and "Gent's Gloves,
" " Handkerchiefs,
Spool Cotton, black and white,
Sins and Needles,
Oli?mi Doll Babies._Sept 2S 2
P. BK SXfcASS,'
BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER
I Plain Street, near Nickeison's Hotel,
/Xfife IS now receiving u full stock <
?S^everything in his line of business
SCHOOL BOOKS, STATIONERY \ N
Webster's School Dictionary and Spelle
Davies' Primury Arithmetic and First Le
sons, himith's Grammar, Wilson's Reader
Nos. 1 and 2, Sargent's Primer and Rea
ers. Nos. 1 and 2, Mitchell's Primary Ge
graphyi Monteith's 1st and 2d Geograph
Slates of all sizes. Slate Pencils, Lead Pe
! eile of every quality, Office, School Trav<
I ing and Pocket Ink-stands, Black, Blue ai
! R<M1 Ink and Indellible Ink. Steel Pens ai
? Holders in j^reat variety, Mucilage, De;
Pails, Sealing Wax, (Mips, Check4,'uttci
Folders, Gum Ibags, RedTapo, W"lriteRu
I ber. Paper Labels. Propelling Pend
Pocket Books, Crayons, Checkers, Viol
Strings, Memorandum Books and Co]
B )okn. Also, a large lot of choice l"
I Music and Instruction Books for the Pian
and fine French Letter Paper. Sept 22 fS
THE subscriber, thankful for past ]
tronage, would inform II?H frien
and thc public that he is stil? prcj)ar
to furnish all kinds of BRASS CASTTt
in a workmanlike manner an<l with i
i tepateh. ROBERT l?oDOUGAL,
. uly 31 m Gadsden, near Washington a
|?^^^ FROM my premises, on tho 2d
?SS instant, a medium-sized Bav Mare
^JJfJ^MULE, blind in right oyo and both
toro hoofs s^ht. She #as takeii by a black
man name?. Jcrrv, formerly a slave of Mr.
John Beard, of this place. His right arm
is artificial, and he -wears a glove on the
hand. I suppose him to be about Charles?
ton, S. C., or Augusta. Ga. I will givo
a reward of FIFTY DOLLARS for his
arrest and delivery to proper authority, and
a liberal reward for the recovery of the
mule. W. S. SL?AN,
Sept 22 10* Columbia, S. C.
Executive Department S. C.,
SEPTEMBER 20, 1865.
THE Provisional Governor of South Caro?
lina has appointed thc following hamed
1 gentlemen as Special Aids, for the purpose
I of assisting him in the discharge of bis
? official duties in reconstructing thc State
and restoring her to all of lier civil and
political rights in the Federal Union:
WILLIAM L. TRENHOLM. of Charles?
STEPHEN ELLIOTT, of Beaufort Dis?
WADE HAMPTON. Jr., of Columbia. I
ROBERT L. MeCAW, of Yorkvillo.
WILLIAM H. EVANS, of Society Hill.
JAMES H. HARRISON, of Anderson vil?
Thc above named gentlemen will receive
and communicate to the Provisional Go?
vernor, BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PERRY,
aU information which they may deem ad?
visable as to the condition of the State, its
citizens, the freedmen, the home pinico and
*military garrisons. They will likewise re?
port to him by letter, at his headquart?rs,
at Greenville Court House.
By order of the Provisional Governor.
WM. H. PERRY,
Sept 22 3 Private Secretary, Ac.
J?" The newspapers wiR give three in-,
Mounce & Calhoun,
CORNER Gervais and Gates streets,
(uear S. C. and G. A C. R. R. Depots.)
Columbia. S. C" receive and forward ali
kinds of Merchandize, Tobacco, Cotton and
all Produce, or store the same." Parties
WIim^illMj, ?u uo "... UUL ^.re?
shipped with despatch from Orangeburg,
Alston, Wjnnsboro or other poipts, by wa?
gon, during the breakage on said roads.
We keep two two-horae wagons for city
R. H. MOUNCE. J. W. CALHOUN.
REFERENCES.-J. G. Gibbes, Edwin J.
Scott, Columbia; Johnston, Crews & Co.,
Charleston; Linton A Dowty, Augusta, Ga.;
Wm. Tarier A Co., Montgomery, Ala.; Cos,
Braynard A Co? Mobile, Ala"; W. A. J.
Finney, DanviUjL Va.; Robert Lunipkin,
Richmond, Va. Sept 14 Imo*
MRS. ADDIE DOUGAL in?
forms the Indies of Columbia
, that she has just returned
?from Noiv York with a small
i but verv choice seleotion of
BONNETS, RIBBONS, FEA?
THERS, etc., which she tfill
dispose of at reasonable rates.
She will be in constant receipt
of articles in th? millinery
line, of thc very latest styles. Residence
on Gates street, adjoining 'thcenix. onice.