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To the Voters of the Fourth Congres?
FELixm-CrnzENs: In political canvasses,
one is often obliged to meet issues of other
thin hiz erm creation. And while O?C
would prefer to waive all topics savoring of
personal consideration, whether relating
to himself or his competitors, if there
are raised against him issues which
would operate injuriously and unjustly, he
must meet them, though be be thereby
involved in discussion as unsuited to his
own taste as to the gravity of the times.
I feel thus situated at present. Having
been solicited to become again a candi?
date for Congress, by friends whose par?
tiality led them to think I might be useful
ii. rebuilding ou . shattered fortunes-ac?
knowledging tho obligation which arises
from a previous i niform support at the
bands of a genere is constituency-recog?
nizing the truth hat one who bas been
favored by the pee lo with repeated posi?
tions of honor, has .ot the right, upon thc
occurrence of disasl : r, to assume indiffer?
ence to tho welfare . i wishes of those whe
have thus honored ai d trusted bim-I hav<
consented to become a candidate for th?
United States Cong. c.-s. I feel mysel
obliged, by the duties arising out of thif
position, to ask your attention, while I cn
deavor, briefly, to correct certain misappre?
hensions which exist in some quarters.
My competitors arc three--Col. Ash
more, of Greenville; Mr. McAlUcy, of Ches
ter; and Mr. Reid, of Anderson. I am no
awaro cf any question of future policy upoi
which there is any difference between us
Col. Ashmore has made several spreche:
n nearly all of the different Judicial Dis
tr ici s ; Mr. Re-id has done tho same, am
published a card hi addition; and Mr
McAliley, while deebning to canvass th
District in person, has also pubbshed
card, which, it may bc assumed, contain
his platform. From neither Mr. McAliley'
nor Mr. Reid's card does there appear t
be any question of future policy upon whic
there is any difference between us. As b
thc speeches by Col. Ashmore and Mr
Reid, while I bad not the privilege of bein
present at any of thexi, owing to my at
sence from thc State on important bus
ness, I have not been able to learn, (eve
after inquiry of many persons from th
communities in which their speeches wei
delivered,) of any question o? future polio
upon which there is any difference,
think, therefore, it may be justly assume
that there is no political question whatcvt
entering into thc canvass, and that th
election will turn solely upon the degree (
acceptability of thc different candidates ?
the Administration and the conservati
men of the North. Tho issue thus presen
ed has been raised by others. Let ns st
in what consist the claims of my conipet
tors to this greater "acceptability." Tl
objection tuged against me is, that I wa
a member of the Confederate Congres
How stand tho antecedents of my compel
tors? Col. Ashmore, though never a men
ber of tho Confederate Congress, was
member of thc United States Congress ;
the time South Carolina seceded, and ir
mediately resigned his seat in furtherani
of the movement. Nay, more-he he
under the Confederate Government sever
prominent positions, both military ai
civil, some of them being by direct anpoit
ment of tho central authorities at Ric
mond, while my position was only th
assigned mc by tho people. Mr. McAlU
claims your support because bc says
was thc "only man in the State who ca
vasscd and carried his District agaii
secession and tho call of a Convention, a
in the General Assembly-was '?the 01
member, in either House, who voted agaii
the call of a Convention." But bow ma
like Mr. McAliley opposed the earlier p:
ceedings in the Southern movement, a
yet became amongst the most active a
efficient supporters of that moveme
and amongst the most obnoxious to 1
authorities and people of the United Stat
Thc history of the Confederate Army f
nishes many such examples. Gen. Eai
in the Virginia Convention, persisten
opposed thc secession of that State;
see his prominence in the war! G
Price was in tho Missouri Secession C
vention, and was conspicuous as an a:
secessionist; so much so that bo ?
elected, by the anti-secession party, Pr
dent of thc Convention. Nevertheless,
became very obnoxious to the Governm
and people of the United States. But i
useless to speculate on what might h
been, when Mr. McAliley himself deck
what ira?; he says, in a succeeding pori
of bis card: "In this conflict SO fatal to u
exerted all my powers and all my mean
make the cause of the South triumpha
Gens. Early and Price did no more! Ui
this declaration, there might be a co
derablo deduction from the credit
McAliley would expect at Washington, f
his having carried his District aga
secession-an occurrence which might 1
been partly owing to local influences
Owing to my absence from thc St
already mentioned, I am not infer
of the grounds on which Mr. Reid claims
a greater "acceptability." But his friends
use the argument that he has never
been in the Confederate Congress. Do
the? forget that he ?as a member of *he
South Carolina Secession Convention of
1860-1; thathe voted, first, on tho test reso?
lution, that South Carolina ougld to secede
and subsequently in favor of thc Ordinance
of Secession* What advantage have his
antecedents over mine*
I submit, therefor*, that, according to
our respective antecedents, having refer?
ence to the beginning and the prosecution
of tho Confederate cause, none of my com?
petitors have any advantage over me. I
submit, furthermore, that in reference to
our respectivo antecedents, since the close
of the war, the advantage on the score of
"acceptability'" to the Administration and
the conservatives of the North, is in my
favor, as I think will appear from the fid
In view of thc condition in which the
country was left after thc surrender of tho
Confederate armies-the Capital of the
Confederacy occupied by United States
troops-the President and Vicc-Prosident
of thc Confederate States, and several of
the Cabinet, together with the Governors
of several of the States, including our own,
held as captives-many of our court houses
ocenpicd as barracks by United Skates sol?
diers-thc Confederate Government oblite?
rated, and tho State Government paral?
yzed-the fives and property of our people
exposed to the depredations of the lawless
as weU as to the arbitrary exactions of the
Military Government-and strong symp?
toms of our drifting into anarchy-in view
cf this state of things, I did not hesitate
to urge the adoption of measures for the
arliest practicable re-establishment of civil
government. And in a public meeting oi
? the citizens of Spartanburg, held at thc
I court house on the first Monday in July, 3
i did aU in my power to impress these views
upon the meeting. In the election foi
j the Convention I was elected a membei
thereof, without solicitation on my part,
j and the journal of that body shows my co?
operation in the effort to re-establish Civi
Government, and to restore our State tc
her former Constitutional relations witl
her sister States of thc Federal Union. ]
am the only one of the four competitor!
who has a record to show his co-operatioi
in 7iis policy. The reason why no one o
my competitors was in that. Convention
does not appear; and it can never be knowi
officially, but that their absence was occa
sionod by an unwillingness to accept tin
result of tho war as a settlement of ou
controversy. The Convention was open t<
every citizen of the State. Judges, Solici
tors, District Officers and Ex-Army Officer
were there. It was an eccasion, too, whe)
the State, lying prostrate-"quivering ii
every limb and bleeding at every pore"
needed tho services of all her sons-who:
every hand should have been extended t<
lift her from her prostrate condition-whe;
every voice that could utter a word of en
couragement or hope should have beei
heard. Yet, not one of these gentlemai
was there. And if any of my competitor
should be elected to Congress, the absene
of any record as to the position he has oe
cupied since the close of the war, migh
furnish greater difficulties than havin
been in the Confederate Congress! In Col
Ashmore's case, it might be said that h
had resigned his scat in the United State
Congress, went home and raised a regi
ment, and held other prominent position
under tho Confederate Government, am
had not appeared on any record to hav
accepted the result of tho war, or even t
have favored tho re-estabbshment of civ
government. Mr. McAliley's election word
give ground tor it's being said, that thong
in tho outset he was opposed to sccessioi
ho afterwards gave in his adhesion, an
"exerted all his power and all his means i
make the cause of the South triumphant
and had not, since tho close of the wa
taken any part in the re-establishment c
civil government. Mr. Reid's eloctio
would give ground for it's being said, thi
he was a leader in secession, and that h
last political act, before presenting his cr
dent ?als for a seat in the Un ital states Coi
gress, icashis vole in favor of the Ordinan
for the secession of South Carolina! As 1
myself, though it would be true that I ha
been in the Confederate Congress, it won]
be equally true, that since tie close of tl
war, my record shows that I have favor?
the acceptance of the result, as a scttlemc
of the great issue. Again: So far from tl
eloction of an Ex-Confederate Congres
man to the United States Congress heir
"inexpedient," it might bo urged that sin?
the State has declared her submission t
the United States authority, and her a
ceptancc ol the situation of things, tl
good faith of this declaration and the un
Dimity of our people cannot be so ful
shown by sending to Congress any boc
else, as by sending those very men wi
were the Representatives in the Confed
rate Congress and had tho support ai
confidence of the people during tho war.
The question may be asked-Have I be<
pardoned? I have the gratification to
reply, that on the 26th Septombcr last, His
Excellency President Johnson gave me a
special pardon, which restored me to all
? iiA rieht? and privil?ge? of arvy other citi?
zen of Soi?h Carolina. And, in this con?
nexion, it may bc remarked, that if tho
President, as alleged by some, objects to
Ex-Confederate Congressmen being elected
now to the United States Congress, is it
reasonable to suppose he would pardon
thom at this particular time? If he objects
to then- being elected, how easy and natu?
ral it would have been for him simply to
have deebned pardoning them for thc pre?
sent-till after the approaching elections
for Congress? Hie fact of suclt persons
being pardoned, is a virtual denial, by the
President, of his having any such objec?
As tc who of tho candidates ?f lid* Dis?
trict would bo able to take the much
talkcd-of "test oath,"1 as a condition to
taking his seat, I invite your attention to
tbe following extract from the Message of
His Excellency Governor Perry, to thc Le?
gislature, on Thursday last, viz:
"In July, 18G2, Congress passed an Act
prescribing an oath of office for all persons
to take who were elected or appointed to
any office of honor or profit under the Go?
vernment of tho United States. This oath
requires the party to swear that he has
never horne arms against the United States;
that he bas never bold or sought office
under any power inimical to tho United
States; that he has given no aid, counsel
or countenance to persons in hostility to
the United States; and that he has "not
yielded a voluntary support to any au?
thority hostile to the United States. If
thia oath is to bo applied to members of
Congress, it will, ot course, exclude all
from South Carolina. It may, with truth,
be said, that no man iu South* Carolina can
take it without committing perjury. But
the Constitution of the United States pre?
scribes an oath for members of Congress
to take, and they cannot be required to
take any other oath constitutionally. There
may have been some show of propriety for
exacting this oath when it was enacted,
amidst the war between the Southern
States and the United States; but there
can be none now, unless it be for the pur
?ose of excluding tho Southern people
rom all office within their respective
States, and still holding those States in
military subjection. I know that this is
not the policy of the President, and I can?
not believe that it will be the avowed
policy of the Federal Congress. If thc
Southern members are present when the
roll is called by States, they will take a
part in the organization of the House, and
may vote against the oath being tendered
to the members when they are sworn."
It will thus be seen, that if thc above
mentioned ''oath'' should be insisted on,
it would exclude amj of my competitors, as
well as myself.
The fore-going explanation I have deemed
necessary, because of the war which is
being waged upon me, on account of having
been in the Confederate Congress. But. in
thus stating my record, I would be morti?
fied if I should bc understood, as intend
I ing anything I have done or said, as an
apology for, or in mitigation of, my past
! course. Believing as I did, that the States
bad a right to withdraw from the U*ion
and from other combinations-having wit?
nessed the continually increased hostility
of the two sections, growing out of their
connexion under the Federal Constitution.
I did believe it would be better for both
North and South, to separate, and thus
rebeve the North of any responsibility for
our institutions, and let thc North and the
South be two friendly neighbors, rather than
xcarring members of the same Government.
And when, in the exercise of this supposed
right, the conflict of arms came, I am free
to confess that every pulsation of my
heart was for the success of Southern
arms. For these opinions and these wishes
I have no apology to make. And I mis?
judge human nature, if a Southern man
will find favor even with. Northern people,
by either apologizhig for the past, or pro?
testing that his heart was never in the
cause. Accepting the result of the war as
a final settlement of our controversy, and
carrying ont such acceptance in good
faith, is one thing; the craven surrender of
all thc thoughts, feelings and recollections
of a Southerner, is quito another thing.
When Alexander the Great had overrun
the country of Torus, King of India, and
captured tho king himself, Alexander or?
dered him to be brought into los presence,
and asked bim "how he wished to be
treated?" Porns replied, "like a king!" If
I should bo made your Representative in
the Congress of the United States, while T
would endeavor to tlischarge, faithfull)
and honorably, my full duty as a citi/> n of
the United States, and as a Represen ta
of the Nation at large, I should alway*
bear in mind, that I was a South Carolin
JAS. FARR' . .
October 23. 18G5.
2f\f\f~\ LBS. fine COUNTRY SIDE
. Ul JU and SHOULDERS.
No. 1 FAMILY FLOUR. On hand at
Oct 27 a KENNETH A GIBSON'S.
A PHOTON, or OPEN CARRIAGE, in
3L good running ordi r. Apply to
DB. A. N. TALLEY,
Comer of Gervais and Eickens streets,
( FOKMSRL T FQO T <* 8 VLZBA O If ER, )
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
BEG to inform tho citizens ?T Cobambia
and the peopl? of th? neighboring
country, that they are now receiving, and
have received, a great variety of
Of all descriptions, suitable to all seasons
and all manner of persona. They have,
mimong many other articles, fresh supplies
of the following:
COFFEE, TEAS, (Green and Black.)
SUGAR, (white and brown.)
MOLASSES, (New Orleans.)
CANDLES, Sperm, Tallow and Adara tine.
Crackers, Wino, Soda, Sugar, Boston.
Brazil, Walnut and other Nuts.
Soaps, Toilet, Castile. Fancy, Common
With every variety of Grocery.
Copperas, Soda, Blue Stone, Sec.
Spices-Cloves, Cinnamon, AUspice, Gin?
ger, Nutmegs, Ac.
Shoe Blacking, Brushes, Curry Combs.
Horse Brushes, Ac.
Knives and Forks, Matches.
TOBACCO mn ctoasa.
Best SMOKING and CHEWG TOBACCO.
Spanish and American CIGARS.
Ol' Tobacco for chewincr. thc best Ander?
son's, Solace and Honey Dew; ali varieties.
A lino variety, to which the attention of
the ladies is par:5-.ularly requested. We
have a line assortment of
Bleached and Brown HOMESTUN.
MOUSSEHN DES LAINES.
English and American PRINTS.
Cambric, twilled and plain.
Hoop Skirts, Corsets. Longcloth.
Calicoes, Worsteds, Coburg, &c, suitable
for fall and winter.
Alpacas, black and colored.
Combs and Brushes, Tooth Brushes.
Perfumes of every variety.
Chalk Pearl Powder.
Ladies'Shoes, Bootees and Ties of all de?
scriptions and the latest fashions.
Tuck Combs, Hair Nets, Waterfalls-all
of the very last styles and patterns.
Collars, Wristbands, Ribbons.
Hosiery of ad descriptions.
English and Americnn Gloves of th
Hem-stitched Handkerchiefs, Thimbles.
Needles, Thread, spool, silk and cotton.
Hooks and Eyes, Veils.
Ladies' Billet"and Letter Paper, ruled.
Skirt Braid of all colors.
Belts and Belt Buckles and Ribbons.
Pearl and other Buttons, fancy, dress and
Hair Pins, wire and gutta percha.
Misses' and Children's Shoes.
Rouud Combs, Wadding, Table-cloths.
Ginghams, Lace and Trimmings.
Working Cotton,Velvet Ribbon, Elastic do.
Coats, (dress and frock.) Pants, Vents.
Shirts of all descriptions, over and under.
Flannel and Fancy Shirts.
Drawers, lamb's wool and eottoa.
Hats, Stockings, Socks, Gloves-a great
Collars, linen and paper.
Wristbands, Plaviiifr Cards.
Fine Tooth and Pocket Combs.
Buttons, for coat, pants, vests; Buddes
for do.; Tooth Brushes.
Boots and Shoes of all styles and the
Pocket and Neck Handkerchiefs, silk and
301ton; Neck-ties of thc latest styles.
l ocket Books.
Fancy Pipes-American Meerschaum.
Tocket Handkerchiefs, linen, silk and
;o'..t >n; Hats; Pen and Pocket Knives.
Bi /.ors and Razor Strops.
^ spenders of all styles.
.bacee?, French and English style,
.irt Bosoms, Boy's Shoes.
st Kerosene Oil, Watch Keys, Taylor's
t, Glass Chimnies, best Ink, Gun Caps,
ceo Bags, Shoe Laces, Slate Pencils,
relias, Children's Gloves and Hose,
i and Guitar Strings, Letter Paper and
lopes and a vast variety of other arti
desirabie to both sexes, which we have
ne space to enumerate. Apply at the
?ld ..tanti, in Assembly street, to
Scot ll SULZBACHER & CO.
rHE highest prices paid for COTTON and
for all kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE,
?"armers and country merchants will find it
o . cir advantage to caU and see.
. . ?t ll SULZBACHER ? CO.
Furniture, Horses, Carriages, Milch Cows,
By Jacob Levis.
ON MONDAY MORNING, at 10 o'clock, I
w?l Bell, at my Btore,
A variety of Furniture, Beds, Bedsteads,
Chairs, Bureau, Tables, Ac.
Barrels Pickled Beef, Crackers, ftc.
, A likely young. Horse, accustomed to
double or single Harness.
A very fine extra-size Mule.
Carriage and Harness.
And 3 fine MUch Cowa._ Pet 28 2
Neat Cottage Building and Lot on which it
By Jacob Levin.
ON MONDAY MORNING next, at 10
o'clock, I will sell, before my store,
That neat Cottage Building and Lot, situ?
ated on Main street, two squares below the
State House, West side.
The Lot measures, fronting Alain street,
30 feet 7 inches, and running back 202 feet
7 inches. Bounded on the North and South
by G. R. Starling, East by Richardson
street, and "West by F. W. Green.
The above wUl be positively sold without
reserve. Titles perfect and terms cash.
A Good Chance for Specidalion-500 Acre
Tract of Laxtd near Kingsville.
By Jacob Levin, Auctioneer.
ON MONDAY MORNING, November 7, I
will sell, at tlie Court House,
Thc above named TRACT OF LAND-50
acres of which is cleared; bounded as fol?
lows: North by lands of James S_ ay and
C. A. Scott, Eaat by John Bates, west by
South Carohna Railroad and South by lands
belonging '.o estate of John Carter.
Titles perfect and sale positively without
reserve. Terms cash Oct 29 mtuf
Sale of Real Estate.
I"WILL sell, on the FIRST MONDAY in
November next, all that tract of LAND,
containing five hundred and twenty-five
(525) ac es, more or less, on the waters of
Sandy Run, in this District, belonging to
the estate of J. J. Odom, deceased. Hound?
ed as follows: On thc West, by lands of
Richard Sanders; on the North, by lands of
Wm. Glover; on the South, by lands of
Daniel and Rboderio McDaniel and lands
formerly of P. N. Lewis; on the Eastt by
landa of William Colman. On the premises
there ia a good DWELLING HOUSE and
good out-houses, barn, kitchen, Ac, with
a line spring of water. About forty or fifty
acres are under cultivation. Tin: lands
immediately on the creek is good bottom
land. Thc tract is well timbered.
D. B. DESAUSSURE,
Adm'r Cum Testamento Annexo.
South Carolina-Richland District.
Catherine Franck vs. H. F. Franck and C.
H. Franck.-BM for Sale of Beal Fstate.
IN pursuance of the order of thc Court of
Equity in the al>ove case, I will sell, on
the FIRST MONDAY in November next,
before the Court House, at 10 a. m.,
The lot of LAND used by thc late H. C.
Franck as a store, fronting on Richardson
street, and bounded as follows: North by a
lot formerly owned by Thomas Campbell,
afterwards by H. C. Franck, now T. S. Niek
erson. South by a lot which formerly be?
longed to Robert E. Russell, East by a lot
which formerly belonged to Dr. Fitch, now
T. S. Nickcrson. On the North is an alley?
way, 9 feet G inches wide and 99 feet Cinches
deep, "to be kept open forever as an alley?
way in common for owners of adjacent
lots." The lot is one-fourth of an acre,
and fronts 54 feet 3 inches ou Richardson
TEEMS.-One-third cash. Balance on a
.credit of one and two years, interest an?
nually, until the whole debt be paid; se?
cured bv bond, with mortgage of the pre?
mises. " D. B. DESAUSSUKE.
Oct 7 113
DlJl'LLx ti M Pf I fi
RECEIVED AND FOR SALE BY
h. G. CLARK!,
Washington Street, 0]>po$ite Old Jail.
RIBBONS, COLOGNE, TOILET FOW
DE1?, VERBENA WATER, TOILET
SOAPS, SOZODONT, DIAPER PINS, Toilet
Powder Boxes, Silk and Leather Belts, Cor?
sets, Tooth, Nail and. Hair Brushes, Gloves,
Linen Braids. Time, Shawls, Edgings, Bal
moral Skirta, Calicoes, Traveling Bags,
Portmonaies, Canton Flannel, Casaimeres
and Cloths, for Gent's wear, Blanketa, Hats,
Whalebone, Zephyr Worsted, Black Bomba?
zine, Black French Merino. Black Alpaca,
B. E. Diaper, Huck. Diaper, Cloak Orna?
ments and Trimmings, Serpentine SUks and
Worsted Braids, Fancy, Pearl, Agate, Bone,
Metal and other Buttons, Shell and Lnita
tioii Tuck Combs, Dress Trimmings. Mar?
celine Shawl Pins, Menefour, Ladies' Meri?
no Vests. Drawers and Petticoats, Gilt and
Jet Belt Buckles, Gent's Merino Drawers
and Underveats, Waterfalls and Pads, Lace
Veils, Marcelino Silk, Ac Oct 29
PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUMS ?
AT WEARN'S GALLERY.
JUST received, a beautiful a ssortment.
Call and seo before buying.
Oct 27_R. WEAR:;, Artist.
fl ENT'S BOOTS, Ladies' and Children's
UT SHOES and an assortment of heavy
NEGRO SHOES, at
Oct 27 2* KENNETH A GIBSON'S.