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COLUMBIA, S. p., THURSDAY MORNING, IEPTEMBE% 21, ?8G5.
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?mnm narr-Y AKD TKI-WMUTXY,
BY JtfLIAJT A. SELBY
Daily Paser, six ??nth? ........ .$5 ?0
Tri-Weskly, " ". 3 50
S in gi? espies 10 cents.
InserUd ai $1 per sanare for the first in
. sertion, sad 75 cents Tor each subs?quent.
S9?Special notices 15 cents a line.
"We doubt if there is recorded more
sublime heroism than that of some of
the officers of the ill-fated steamer
Brother Jonathan, wrecked in July
last in the Pacific. Some years ago,
a British transport -vyent down off the
coast of Africa with 400 officers and
men. The battalion stood to its !
* arms, quietly and soldierly, while the
women and children were placed in
the boats, and then, with no hope of
escape, .sank with the ?hip. The
women and children of these noble
Britons were saved, and the deed
strack Europe with admiration. In
the excitement'and roar of battle,
with the rash of masses of men, it is
not difficult to face death, and men
tremble not to meet their Maker.
Bot coolly and deliberately to meet
tho orteinty, doing your duty, and
giving np yoor own life for those
committed to your care, for the
weaker sex, the helpless infant, is the
death of the hero, and must earn im?
mortality. Such is the story told of
Capt. De Wolf, of the Brother Jona?
than, and his mate, John Hensley.
Farrell, the steerage steward, in his
statement, soys "the Captain, who
was standing on the hurricane deck,
jost aft of the wheel-house, spoke to.
me and told me to put the plugs into
the boat swinging at the starboard
davits, just astern of the last that had
been swamped. I did so, and He then
told me to remain in her, for the pur?
pose of keeping the men out of her,
and told me to take as many women
as would go. I did so."
This was the last time he saw Capt.
DeWolf. Like Herndon, of the Cen?
tral America, he went down with his
ship. Farrell continues :
"John P. Hensley brought two
women and tried'to get them into the
boat,' but could not succeed; they
begged him to let them go, which he
didL Seeing that the women would
not get in, I said, 'John, you had
better get in yourself,' but he said he
would not, that he would stay and
assist others in saving their lives. I
then said, 'John, if you will not go,
give me a bucket.' He leaped from
the hurricane to the upper or pilot
deck, and gave me one of thu fire
buckets that were in a rack on the
wheel-house. I tried again to induce
' him to com?, but he would not, say?
ing that there-were already enough in
the boat. Mr. Allen then commenced
lowering us down. John Hensloy
was the last man I spoke to, and his
last words to me were, 'Keep cool and
save yourselves-good-bye!' "
Was there ever anything more
grand? Did any of the "Six "Hun?
dred," at Balaklava, in that terrible
charge, bear themselves more noblj
than these brave sailors, taking theil
last leave of earth? No labored fane
ral oration, no carved epitaph, noi
elaborate monument could do then
justice. But as long as brave, unself
ish deeds are honored, the names o
Capt. DeWolf and John Hensley wil
not be forgotten.
A NARROW ESCAPE.-Marshall V
Stewart was arrested in February
1865, brought to Louisville, Ken.
on some trivial charge, and whilst lu
was in prison he was identified b;
Mr. William Maulty as having br;e?
one of the party under the guerrill
Webster, who murdered Capt. John
son, McGlasson and Miller, at Mau]
ty's house, in GraysonJDounty, Ken.
February 10, 1865. He was tried
anJ' three witnesses testified to hi
identity. Three other witnesses, ho^
ever, testified that, on the day of th
murder, he was in Hardin Coanty
Kentucky, fully twe?ty-three mik
from the scene of the murder. Se^
"eral witnesses testified to his havin
been a member of Captain John An?
bury's company of Home Guards,
and that he had been, and -was at the
timo of the murder, acting in good
faith -with them against the guerrillas.
The -witnesses for the prosecution
were so positive in their statements
as to his identity, that the Commis?
sion found him guilty on all the
charges and ' specification. He was
sentenced to bo hung, by the approval
of the General commanding, June 13,
1865. Barkley and* Watts were his
attorneys. They believed their client
innocent from the first, and they
fought the case with perfect despera?
tion. They made two trips to the
scene of the murder, endeavoring to
developo the truth in the casi;-and
succeeded. Three different respites
were granted, and finally, upon the
evidence of more than forty witnesses,
proving beyond question that Stewart
was not only not guilty as charged,
but perfectly innocent. Ho was on
yesterday, after a short confinement
the greater part of the time in shac?
kles-of nearly eight months, par?
doned and released.
For the Legislature. $.
J. H. BOAT WRIGHT,
JOHN H. KLNSLER,
<WT. H. TALLEY. Oct 1
For the Legislature.
The following gentlemen ?re suggested
as fit persons to represent Richland Dis?
trict in the next General Assembly:
WM. WALLACE. 1 WM. K. BACHMAN,
WM. H. TALLEY, | JAS. G. GD3BES.
Sept 28_?' _
FOB STATE SENATOR.
The many friends of E. J. ARTHUR, in
consideration of his past valuable services,
beg leave respectfully to nominate him for
re-election to the office of SENATOR from
Richland District, at the ensuing eleotion.
We are authorized ie announce JAMES
FARROW, Esq., of Spartanburg, as a can?
didate to represent, in thc Congress of the
United States, the Fourth Congressional
District, comprising the Districts of An?
derson, Bickens, Greenville, Laurens, Spar?
tanburg, Union, York and Chester.
FOE CONGEE.SS. ?
. The friends of GEO. D. TILLMAN, Esq.,
respectfully announce bim a candidate for
CONGRESS, at the ensuing election, in the
Third District, embracing Orangeburg,
Edgeficld, Lexington, Abbeville, Newberry,
Richland and Fairfield. ' Sept 28 *
To ?lue Voter? of Or*ng??urg, Kilge
fiolcl, Abbeville, Newberry, Lexing?
ton, Richland mutt Fairfield.
FELLOW-CrrinCTS: After much hesitation,
I have consented to be put in nomination
for your Representative in the Congress of
thc United States. I publish this card, be?
cause the District is so large and the timo
before thc election so short that I could
not, if I desired, canvass tho District, lr &
canvass were possible, however, I do not
think it becoming or desirable. In hw
judgment, this is no time for a scramble for
office. It seems to me that no one proper?
ly impressed with thc solemnity of tilt
crisis, and the delicacy and importance of
the duties to be discharged, could seek the
position merely for tho gratification of per?
sonal ambition. Fox myself, I declare that
I have no wish but to serve the State.
In 17SS, South Carolina, through a con?
vention of her peoplo, becaiqe one of thc
United States. She remained a member of
the Union until December, 1860, when,
through another convention of her people,
she repealed the Ordinance of ?788, seced
> ed from tho United States, and with cer
> tain other sister States entered into another
government known as the Confederate
Government. We believed that we had the
right to secede and that our security re?
quired its exercise in co-oporatiou with our
Southern sisters. South Carolina, in 1852.
proclaimed by solemn ordinance the righi
' I of secession. It had long been thc settled
* j opinion of the State that she was sovereign
and entitled to all tho fights of sovereignty.
She asserted self-government in order tc
secure her institutions and principles frorr
3 J great evils, boueved to be imminent. Se?
cession was in the nature of a proceeding
quia-timet. It was conceived in the anirito;
self-proservstion-not to injure others but
to save ourselves. It cannot be necessary
to say that I am ono of those who believe
that it was an honest effort for honorable
purposes. The United States Government
denied tho right of secossion and waged
I War upon thu Confederate States, which.
j stood upon the defensive. A. terrible war
' of invasion and desolation followed, ^nd
Anally the Confederate States were over?
whelmed by force of numbers and dissolved.
At the end of tho war the State of South
Carolina found tho Confederacy broken up,
lier citizens who survived "thc terrible
ordeal exhausted and impoverished, her
institutions destroyed, and the whole coun?
try occupied by the military forces of the
United States. Under these painful cir?
cumstances, the President of the United
States invited the States lately composing
the Confederacy to re-organize, their gov?
ernments and restore their connection with
tho Constitution and Government of the
United States, upon certain conditions, thc
principal of winch was an acquiesence in
the abolition ol' slavery, which had been
accomplished by tho military authorities.
The State, wisely in my judgment, respond?
ed favorably to "the invitation. It is true,
that the mere Issue of battle does not prove
right any more than did the old "wager of
battle;" but it does prove power which can?
not be disregarded. A Provisional Gover?
nor was appointed, who called another con?
vention of the people, which has lately
repealed thc Ordinance of Secession, and
by an article in the State Constitution,
recognized the abolition of slavery and pro?
hibited its re-establishment. Bv repeal?
ing that of Secession, the Ordinance of
1788, through which South Carolina be?
came a member of the Union, was ipso
facto revived, and wo aro this day in the
Union precisely as we became in 1788 and
remained up to 1860.
We are now in a*very anomalous position.
Belying upon the good faith and patriotic
intentions of the President of the United
States, we have done all that wa? required
of us to restore our old relations to the
Constitution and ihe Union; but still we
have not been received into fellowship at
Washington. That important part or the
plan of reconstruction remains yet to be
accomplished. It is understood that a
party will oppose the President's plan of
reorganizing the States and giving to-them
equality of rights, and will insist upon still
farther despoiling and emailing the States
of the South as conquered province*. This
radical fanatical party opposed oar leaving
.the Union, and now they oppose our return?
ing to it. When we wort in the Union, they
abused us on account of slavery. They
/raged war upon us because we tried to
separate from them, and now that we pro?
pose to return without slsvery"they stiU
object. In this emergency, the State needs
the assistance of all her true men. Much
remains to be done, and not the least is to
secure a prudent, faithful and patriotic
representation in Congress, to assist and
forward the work of restoration which the
State has commenced. I arrogate not to
myself fitness to form par; of such a rep?
resentation, but friends have urged me for?
ward, and if you are willing to try me, I
will give my beet efforts.
In some respects,"we arc at ?he beginning
of our policy, as if wo we?e a new State
about to assume now relations with our
sister States; but we must never allow our?
selves to forget that in other respects we
aro an old State-a State having antece?
dents-a name to maintain and a history to
preserve. Whatever may betide us in the
uncertain future, the past, at least, is se?
cure. South Carolina bas never swerved
from tho path of honor, as she conceived it.
We have a record of which none need be
ashamed; and when any apostate son ef
hers disclaims er disparages it, may she
cast bin-, out as unworthy of her. The
devotion of every true son of thc State
adheres in adversity as Will as in pros?
perity-is loyal through evil "as well as
through good report; and ii the midst of
the greatest, misfortunes, 'Viticketh closer
than a brother."'
After tiro delegations fron: the Southern
States shall have been received into Con?
gress, many delicate and iiupoi tant duties
I will devolve upon them, especially in refer?
ence to the freedmen of tho South, and the
control which Congress, or a party in Con?
gress, may desire still to exercise over
them. It" may not be improper, in this
connection, to say that, wbi^t I have ap?
proved the course of the Stito in seeking
to restore her old relations with the Govern?
ment of the United Str.*es, itlias been upon
thc faith and expectation thai the State, as
soon as reconstructed, is tc have entire
control of the whole subject of he domes?
tic affairs. The State, and tha State alone,
met be loft to decido to whom she will
givi, the right of suffrage or other political
rights. A new code noir must be enacted
to protect and govern the population lately
made free-to prevent idleness, vagrancy,
pauperism and crime. I am not prophet
enough to foresee whether weean succcod,
hut 1 solemnly believe it, will !>e impossible
to live in tho. country at all unless the State
has exclusive control of the whole subject.
I have hope that this willbcpermittedj and
I think it is in accordance *ith our inte?
rests and true policy to sustain the Presi?
dent and the Democratic party m their
efforts to restore, the States to their posi?
tion of equality and to give them equal
. rights in the Government,
i With these views, if the voters of the
District think that I can serve them or the
State; in this critical emergency, I will do
1 my best for them;, but I have too high a
i sonso of my own incompetency and of the
. difficulties and responsibilities of the posi?
tion, to solicit it by a personal canvas?.
' SAMUEL McGOWA*.
f I Anas vinni CH., Sept. 27,18?.
THE undersigned, having just completed his large and commodious AUCTION AJH>
COMMISSION SALES-ROOMS, situated above his NEW STOKE, on Maui streat
adjoining the Court House, is prepared to. sell all kinds of MERCHANDIZE, BEAL
ESTATE, FURNITURE, HORSES, VEHICLES, etc., etc.. either at AUCTION or PJEtf
Having secured thc services of Mr. C. F. HARRISON; so long and favorably known
for his qualifications in this line of business, ho thinks he can guarantee perfect safe
faction in toll transactions entrusted to his care.
As soon a* the neceas arv arrangements can be made, he designs inaugurating a sys?
tem of REGULAR WEEKLY SALES, winch will present BARB FACILITIES to aU poi?
sons desirous of disposing of MERCHANDIZE, et*., at auction. Oct 1 Imo
. JAMES Gr. GIBBES.
MIX IRON mm,
Situated on the Foot of Richland Street,
mar Greenville llaurotid, 0>luird>ia.
GOLDSMITH A KIND, PBOPUIJBTORB.
THE above works!
are now completed,!
?and the undersigned beg
to inform tbo public that
'they are now prepared to
execute all kinds of IRON CASTINGS, such
as are neoded for agriculturists and ma?
chinists, RAILROAD IRON, MILL IRON,
IRON FENCING, ctr. They are also pre?
pared to furnish BRASS CASTINGS of
e*ery description. Orders aro solicited and
will be promptly attended to.
Oct 8_P. KIND._
Land for Sale.
AYEBY DESIRABLE .PLANTATION,
consisting of 1,210 acres of Land
somewhat neglected during theso war
? mes. Thc Dwelling is* a two-Btory frame,
building, with seven rooms and four fire?
places, with all necessary out-buildings,
such as a Kitchen, good Barn and Stabling,
attached; two good Gin House? and one
Screw, five or six framed Negro Houses,
with brick chimnies, Carriage House, Ac.
An Orchard of Peach and Apple Trees is on
the premises, near the house-seldom fail?
ing to yield its fruit. This healthy and
valuable plantation is situated within four?
teen miles of Columbia, on the main State
Road running to Winnsboro. To a suitable
purchaser, a bargain will bo given. Pay?
ments easy. Address Mrs. H. E. RUFF, on
the Plantation. Oct 6 fS?
m ABBEVILLE Bffllfc
t ">ESIRE to say to thc old
pi aa of this paper and the
p-i ac generally, that ?B pub?
lication wiU bo "resumed on or
.about the FIFTEENTH OF
OCTOBEB INST., under my
proprietorship and the editorial control of
a gentleman eminently qualified for such a
position, and a well known and prominent
citizen of the District.
It is my aim to revive the BANNER and
conduct it as it was before its discontinu?
ance, to wit: to make it a first-class, high
tened, NEWS and LITERARY PAPER.
The terms of the paper will be as for?
merly, viz: $2 a year in advance-in specie,
or provisions at specie valuation.
. T. B. CREWS, Abbeville C. H., S. C.
SPECK & POLOCK,
General Commission Merchants,
GROCERIES, DRY GOODS, AC?
Plain street, 2d door from Assembly,
Sept 7 COLUMBIA, S. C._
ATTORNEY 'AT LAW,
MITON HEAD* $? C*
State South Carolina-Richland Dist.
COLUMBIA, OCTOBER 4, 1865.
PURSUANT to an Ordinance of tho State
Convention, polls will be opened at the
several election precincts of this District,
on WEDNESDAY, Oetber 18, 18G5, for Go?
vernor and Lieutenant-Governor of the
Stat<s and one Senator and four Represen?
tatives to tho State Legislature.
J. C. JANNEY,
Oct 5 Chairman Board of Managers.
CALNAN & KREUDER,
COMMISSION MKItCIIA NTS, ?
~\TT THOLES ALE dealers in GROCERIES,
VV WINE8, LIQUORS and SEGARS.
Especial attention paid to the purchaso and
sale of COTTON, MERCHANDIZE and
PRODUCE. Gervais street, between Main
and Assembly, opposite State Hoase.
J. M. BlaKely and G. P. Copeland
HAVE this day*enlered into coparfber
ship, fer tho purpose of transacting a
eenerai COMMISSION BUSINESS, under
tho style and.name of BLAKELY A COPE?
LAND. They will give their best attention
to tho sale, and purchase of COTTON, as
well as other things consigned to their
caro. They have ample store-room and
will take charge of cotton, and Hell here,
Charleston or New York, as may be desired.,
StoFe and office on Main street, comer of
Boundarv, near Cotton Town, Columbia, S.
GI BLAKELY A COPELAND.
MT Charleston Courier copy six times and
forward MU te ibis offisa. Sept 24
?t Home Again!
IMPORTANT TO MILL OWN MRS.
IWILL PATCH. ALTER and REPAIR
STEAM BOILERS, within fifty miles of
this place; also, do anv heavy or particular
MILL FORGING-. I may be" found by ap?
plying at this offiss. " S. J. PURRY.
TELE subscribers hare jnst received, di?
rect from New York, a fell supply of
Ladies' and Gent's FALL and WINI ME
I GOODS, of all kinds, snch as CALICOHeL
I DELAINES, MER1NOES, FLANNEL, BsZ
l moral Skirts. Ladies' Cloaks, Long clotsj,
? Linen, Hau J kerchiefs and Fancy DieS
GENT'S WEAR-Clothing, Hair, Oe>j?,
Boots, Shoes, Under-shirts, Ac.
A good assortment of CROCKERY and
Citizen* and persons generally would dst
well to give as s, call before pur il ie esst,
Sept IS 1ms P. LYONS A CO.,
Corner A ?sc ni bl y> and Wsahiagtoa sss.
NEW GOODS ! NEW GOODS !
JUST RHCEIYED ?ND FOR SALK BY
Al Mm Wmo Store, Washington Street,
Opposite Vie Old Ja*.
DRIBS GOODS, Colored and Moa-tog,
consisting of :
Plain, Plaid ead Striped ALPACA*.
LUSTRES and DELAINES.
Also, CALICOES. fWEEDS, te.
UMBRELLAS, BALMOBAL SKIRTS.
CRASH, for Towelling, LOVE YELLS
LINEN SETTS, with and without Ls**,
and with'Monrning Edges.
Black Silk and Colored Silk Cravats.
Elastic Garters, Men's Buck Gloves.
Ladies' Gauntlets and Gloves.
Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs, Sor T acBsc
Fancy Hah Nets, for Watertalle,, utt?
plain Silk Net?.
' . Hair Brushes and Combs.
Gent's Linen Collars. Scent Papes?.
Irish Linea, of all qualities.
Longcloths, Ladies* Undorvests.
Rubber, Coat and Vost Buttons.
Gent's Half Hose, of excellent qnaKty.
Men's tine Felt Hats, black and colored.
Colored Woolen Shirts and Drawers.
Corsets, China Dolls of all sicsee.
Hoop Skirts, Perfumery.
Castile Soab, Suspenders.
i Fancy Dress Buttons.
Brits of every -variety. Belting Rib sen.
Scissors, Tooth and Nail Brushes, tot.
White'and Brown SUGAR.
Green and Black TEA, COFFEE.
Starch, Soap, Candles.
Molasses, Brosxns, Herrings.
Sardines, Matches, Blacking.
Ruta Baga Turnip Seed, tot. ?opt ft?
COLUMBIA, S. C.
A jg-trTHE undersigned, h aviag
Jj^jj^Tj-S leased tho largo and eorn
^?SSH|E^3Lniodioua building known %m
BSajgjggMB^ the "Columbia Methodist
Female College," has oponed it as & FIRSn
CLASS HOTEL. T. 8. NICKEBSON,
sept ll_ _Propri?t?s.
XHounce & Calhoun,
CORNER Gervais and Gates streets,
(near 8. C. and G. A C. R. R. Depots,)
Columbia. S. C" receive and forward all
kinds of Merchandize, Tobacco, Cotton and
all Produce, or store the same. '- Partios
consigning to us will find their freight
shipped with despatch from Orangebnrg^
Alston, Winnsbor? or other points, by wa?
gon, during the breakage on said roads.
We keep two two-horse wagons for etty
R. H. MOUNCE. J. W. CALHOUN.
RKFSUSNCSS.-J. G. Gibbes, Edjtom J
Scott, Columbia; Johnston, Crews & Co*
Charleston; Linton A Dowty, Augusta, Ga?;
Wm. Tavlor to Go., Montgomery, Ala.; Cox,
Braynard & Co., Mobile, Ala.; W. A. J.
Finney, Dar.?ille, Ya.: Robert Lumpkia,
Richmond, Vs. Sept 14 lm?*