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-B'5r Telegyapli. 1
The Freedmen and the Sea Islands,
WASHINGTON, February C.-Tbc following
is tbc section ia full relating to thc freed?
men's occupation of tho South Carolina
cotton lands, as it passed the House to?
day. It goes to the Senate for concur?
SECTION FIFTH. -And be it further en?
acted, That tho occupants of land under
Maior-<General Sherman's Special Field
Order, dated at Savannah, January six?
teenth, eighteen huudrcd and sixty-five,
arc hereby confirmed in their possession
for the period of three years from the date
of said order, and no person shall be dis
, turbed in or ousted from said possession
during said three vears, unless a settle?
ment shall be uiaitc with said occupants
hy the former owner, satisfactory to the
Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau:
Provided, That %hcncver the former
owners of lands occupied under Gene?
ral Sherman's Field Order shall make
application for restoration of said lands,
?he Commissioner is hereby author?
ized, upon thc agreement, with the
written consent of said companies, to pro?
cure other lands for them, by rent or pur?
chase, not r seceding forty acres for each
occupant; or set apart for them, out of
public lands assigned for that ?purpose in
section four of this bill, forty acres each,
upon thc terms and conditions named in
said section. -
"The President, in this connection,
expressed the opinion that the agita?
tion of the negro and franchise ques?
tion in the District of Columbia at
this time was the mere ent?rine/ wedge
to the agitation of thc question
throughout the States, and was ill
timed, uncalled for, IID I calculated tc
do great harm. He believed that it
would engender enmity, contention
and strife between the two races, and
? lead to a war between them, which
would result in great injury to both,
and the extermination of the negrc
* These are words of prophecy. Th oj?
e?me from a man who, after m an j
years of arduous political strife an<i
an active participation in the bloodi?
est drama of the age, with an experi?
ence and a sagacity equal to; if liol
greater, than that of any other mar
of his country, stands upon the watch
tower of the nation, marking the evil;
of the present, descrying the dangers
of the future, and warning us, a;
Washington warned our forefathers
of the incalculable evils which awai
us as a people, if those who now con
trol the legislation of Congress ar<
permitted to persist in their madnesi
and folly. They are not the words o
Andrew Johnson, the leader of ?
party ; nor of Andrew Johnson, partier
pant.in the wild storm of bloodj* wa
-nor eFen the careless, casual rc
marks of ordinary conversation-bu
the carefully considered and wei
weighed words of warning of thc Pre
sident of the United States, win
fully realizing the gravity of his pc
sition and the magnitude of the im
pending issues, has risen to the heigh
of true greatness, and is nobly strug
gling to rescue his people from th
dreadful calamities into which the;
are so rapidly drifting.
He has^ evidently lost hope in th
return of soberness and reason to th
present Congress. His only resor
now is ia an . appeal to the people
To that tribunal, he turns with conn
dence. He has never mistaken th
people. No one knows better thai
he does how to reach their judgment
Great evils may come upon the coun
try before that judgment can be im
pressed; and it may be that there i
so little of virtue and integrity left
that he will fail in arousing it to an;
sufficient purpose. We must not dc
spair, however. Despair is not th
part of patriotism nor the spirit c
true courage. Let us hope that w
have reached the height of the storn:
and that, having spent its chief fora
there will be a reaction ar jr move
ment, which the President, in th
hands of a wise and good Provident
may be able so to control as to brin
us finally into a port of safety, wit
much left for occasion to rejoice, an
ont of which those who shall con:
after us may build a brighter and
[NasJirille Union and American.
FsjEE TRADE TARIFF AND THE RAD
CALS.-A very curious explanation <
the cause of the continuance of tl
negro agitation in Congress is heir,
extensively circulated here. It a]
pears that public meetings are heir
held in all the principal cities in tl
West in favor of reducing the presei
tariff. A pressure for a moditicatic
comes in strong from the West
is not at all improbable that a majorii
of the Y,Testern members maj- be cot
pelled to 3'ield to this clamor. It
said Stevens realizes this fact, ar
fears a change, if that question
reached, coming from the State
Pennsjdvania, which is interested :
keeping up a high tariff to build r
rta own interests. He unites with tl
New England radicals, who are an
ions to continue the same system
strengthen their own manufacture
They manage to keep up tho agit
lion about tbe freedmen, negro si
frage ami amendments to the Cona
tution, in tho hope of staving <
action, or preventing Congress fro
taking np the epiestion of the tar
until it is too late in the session to i
anything. Hence this constant ;
tempt to tinker the Constitution a?
other radical measures. There
some plausibility, to say the least,
this rumor. Without vouching i
it? accuracy, T simply give it as o
of the rumors of the hour now gci
[ Washington despatch.
A military commission has been <
ganizetl at Mobile to inepiire into t
late guerilla raid upon the stean
How THE SCOTCH WORK IN VIR?
GINIA.-A gent Ierran -who has re?
cently traveled from Washington to
Richmond, says he saw on the whole
route only ono farm where the
ploughs liad been started in earnest.
This was at "New Market," the farm
recently leased by Dr. Baylor, of
Caroline, to Mr. Black, a Scotch gen?
tleman Herc seyen ploughs were
actively employed. If Mr. Black cari
prepare hind for a crop, why cannot
others, to che manor boru? Mr.
Black's superintendent ia said to be a
Scotchman, who has only been in the
country for a few weeks, and, not
! withstanding all tho disadvantages
which a stranger has to contend with,
I he has already got the machinery of
the farm in full operation. Let us
! take an example from it, and do all
in our power to raise a crop this year.
\Fredericksburg Iferald, 1st.
PROSPECTS IN LOUISIANA.-The Thi
bodeanx Sentinel says :
"It is with pleasure that we see
that the great majority of the plant?
ers in this Parish have determined to
cultivate their lands. We understand
that a good deal of cane is planted.
This is well, because Southern Louisi?
ana offers poor inducements for the
cultivation of cotton. In this section,
our motto should be 'Sugar is King,'
and we hope our planters will en?
deavor to convince the State at large
that Lafourche is the 'sugar-bowl' o?
A NEW RAILROAD IN BROADWAY.-A
letter from New York says : ' 'At las!
the Legislature has before it some?
thing liko a practical scheme for thc
relief of over-crowded Broadway.
A bill was presented yesterday, grant
ing a charter for a railroad to be buill
on arches, which are to rest on pillar!
placed at the curb-stones on eithei
side of the street. The pillars are tc
be nine inches in diameter, and thc
cars are to be run by steam or com
pressed ais." .
The Emperor and Empress o
France recently received at breakfas
an American gentleman who had be
friended the former while in exile
The Empress thought she would dat
ter the Republican proclivities of he:
visitor by appearing in a dark Eng
li6h linsey dr. 3S, with narrow linei
collar and cuffs, a blue neck-tie, anc
her hair combed back plainly fron
her forehead, and gathered into ?
At Salisbury-, N. C., on the 20tl
vdt., three children, belonging to Mr
Rimer, entered an unfinished play
house which had been built for them
ami kindled a fire of the straw an?
other combustibles which happene<
to be in the inside. Being unable t*
escape, the children were all sn flo
cated to death.
A Washington letter says: In du
time, Congressmen will learn that the,
cannot denounce the President nm
oppose his policy at tho Capitol, nm
then come to the White House to as!
and to receiv jood places for thei
A company of enterprising gen
tlemen, in Columbus, Georgia, hav
purchased the Rolling Mill, formerl
attached to the naval works.in tha
city, and, in the course of six weeks
it will be refitted for rolling iron an
In Memphis, every hotel is crowd
ed, and so is every boarding house
and the renting of a house, or even :
suite of rooms, for a small family, i
E ?xtto impossible. Small unfurnishe
rooms on tho third floor rent readil
for $25 to ?$30 a month.
Tho Cincinnati \Commei-cial has
special despatch, dated Austin, Texas
February 1, saying that the Pres
dent of tho Texas Secession Couver
tion has been elected to preside ove
the Convention called to reconstru?
the State Government.
There are 3,200 freedmen congre
gated at Chattanooga, of which nun
ber about 500 are not earning a livinj
With the exception of the small-po:
their health is good, and this pest
lenee is on the decline.
The Kentucky Legislature, durin
its present session, has declare
vacant the seats of ten or tweh
radical members, on the ground tin
they were elected by military inte
The ladies of Glasgow, Kentuck;
are engaged in arranging for an el
gant supper and entertainment, to I
given shortly, for tho benefit of tl
indigent orphans of the South.
A Brazos letter of January 31 say
To-day Generals Weitzel, Smith ai
Clarke will be mustered out. Fi
regiments will bc mustered out
The New York Sunday Times,
view of the news from Sierra Leon
thinks the negroes are not above et
ing black men when they cannot g
Sir Frederick Bruce and his di
ond star create much sensation
washington. The ladies pronoun
him "alove of an ambassador."
Bishop Morris has only been ?
prived of tho use of his right hand ]
his late illness. He suffers no otb
There is a regular line of stearne
between New Orleans and Liverpo?
consisting of eight first class vesse
doing a lucrative business.
The farmers along the Wiscons
River complain that the bears ?
killing a large number of their shec
Peace prevails along the I
Counting House Calendar for 1866.
COMMERCIAL AND FINANCIAL.
CHAKLOTTE, F?bruarv G.-Wo have no
chango to report in tho prico of cotton.
It commands 30@36|c. Gold-buying, 38;
AUGUSTA, February 5.-The cotton mar?
ket is quiet, vrithout change from our last
quotations. We quote middling 40c, strict
middling 41, and good middling 42. Gold
in good demand. Large sales at 41. Bro?
kers buying at S9@40, and selling at 41.
CINCINNATI, February 2.-Flour unchang?
ed in prices, and quiet. Wheat in good
demand-prices higher, $1.90 for new red.
Corn quiet, at 54c. for No. 1 mixed shelled.
Largo supply of oats-No. 1 in fair de?
mand, at 38@38ic; No. 2 declined to 85?
35*c. Rye steady, at 75c. for No. 1. Hogs
dull and heavy, "closing at $11.50 for city
dressed. Receipts, 2,100 hoad. Mess pork
in good demand, at $23.25ft?$25.50 for city.
MEMPHIS, February 1.-Holders arc by
no means disposed to let cotton go at low
rates. All tho vicissitudes the staple has
gone through, has not at all displaced the
conviction that tho cotton now in hand is
.every bale of it that is up to middling
worth 50c. Wo heard persons, yesterday,
on rinding that cotton was selling at better
rates, express their entire inability to guess
upon what inundation the improvement
was based. We can answer the question
without difficulty; so can any one who goo?
into tho market as much as wc do. The
basis is the confidence buyers and holders
entertain in the future high price of cotton.
How far that notion is well based, wc shall
not now discuss. The following are the
quotations: Ordinary, 35@36c. ; good ordi
narv, 37@38; low middling, 39@41: mid?
dling, 42@43; strict middling, 44rt?44J;
good middling, 45.
ALL sizes, glazed or unglazed, always
on hand. Odd sizes or extra large
furnished at the shortest notice at Factory
prices, at tho Paint and Glass Establish?
ment, Main street. JAS. BROWN.
Feb 9 _2*_
J. B. E. SLOAN,
And General Commission Merchant,
Broion <t C'o.'s Wharf, Charleston, S. C.,
WILL receive and forward GOODS and
PRODUCE, buy to order Merchan?
dize and Supplies, and make liberal ad?
vances on consignments of Cotton and
REFERENCES.-Robert Adger, David Jen?
nings, W. P. Hall, Charleston, S. C. ; Car
wile Sc McCaughrin, Newberry, S. C.; Wier
<k Cunningham, Abbeville, S. C.; Hon. T.
N. Dawkins, Union C. H., S. C.; Hon. W.
D. Johnson, Bennettsville, S. C.; E. Sc G. D.
Hope, Columbia, S. C.; James H. Rion,
Winnsboro, S. C.; Alexander Sc Robinson,
Chester, S. C.; Wm. Johnston, President
Charlotte Sc S. C. Railroad, Charlotte, N. C.
ALOT of superior EASTERN HAY, for
sale low for cash. Apply at Hitch?
cock's Stables. lt WARD.
A YOUNG GENTLEMAN,
RESIDENT of Columbia, is desirous of
taking a PARTNER in a business,
which is very lucrative. Ho must be pos?
sessed of several thousand dollars, in order
to enlarge the business. Address A, B, C,
Post Office, Columbia. Feb 7 3*
Corn & Hay.
O AA BUSHELS prime White CORN.
??VjVj 40 bales EASTERN HAY. For
sale LOW for CASH.
Feb 7 3* ANDREW CRAWFORD. _
Special Notice-To Tax-Payers.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, February G, 186G.
THE BOOKS of this office were opened
on MONDAY, tho 5th inst., for the pur?
pose of receiving RETURNS^ and TAXES
for the year ia??. F. H. ELMORE,
Feb 7 3_ City Clerk^
Fifty Axemen and Thirty Plantation
APPLY to Mr. WM. SIMONS, at Coffin
Sc Ravenel's, or to Mr. JOHN CLARK
SON, at Clarkson Sc Talley's. Feb 3 G
ALL persons indebted to tho late firm of
ZEALY,. SCOTT Sc BRUNS, aro re?
quested to make settlement forthwith, by 1
calling sn J. T. ZEALY, Assembly street.
Premium Platform Scales.
AFULL supply of PLATFORM SCALES,
capacity from 400 to 1,200 pounds. In
store and for sale cheap for cash by
Feb 1 DIAL & POPE.
Bank of Hamburg, b.c.
ACONVENTION of the Stockholders of
this Bank is called to meet at their
Banking House, in this place, on WEDNES?
DAY, the 28th of February next.
Attendance, either in person or by proxy,
is earnestly requested, as matters br great
importance will bo presented for their con?
sideration. J. W. STOKES, President.
Hamburg, S. C., January 23, 1SGG.
Jan 27 _Imo
THE subscribers would respectfully in?
form the citizens of Columbia" and
vicinity, that they have opened their stock
of HARDWARE, TAINTS, OILS, WIN?
DOW GLASS, ftc., to which they would
ask tho attention of purchasers, cheap for
cash. DIAL Sc POPE.
Kerosene Lamps, &c.
AFULL supply of KEROSENE LAMPS,
OIL, CHIMNEYS, Burnevs, Wicks,
&c, in store and for sale at low prices, by
Jan 23 DIAL M POPB.
Frary & Kitrey's Dining Booms,
214 King Street, one door South of Market
. Street, Charleston, S. C.'
MEALS at all hours. Furnished rooms
for transient Boarders at about hah*
hotel price. Oysters by tho quart and gal?
lon; cans supplied for country use.
FRESH BREAD, BAKES, ?TCT,
rilHE undersigned beg leave to inform
JL their friends and customers that they
have greatly enlarged their establishment,
and are prepared to deliver, to all orders
left at their store, a superior article of
j BREAD. They also have a wagon by which
they can deliver HOT BREAD twico a day
to persons living in distant parts of thc
city. Store-keepers and boarding-houses
1 will do well to give us a call.
Feb 8 SHODAIR & STIEGLITZ.
HAVING just returned from the North?
ern markets, is now receiving an en?
tirely fresh stock of
And HOUSE-FURNISHING and FAMILY
SUPPLIES of various kinds, in a part of
his old stand, Nos. 5 and G Bryce's Range,
(lately occupied by Kenneth Sc Gibson.)
where ho will be pleased to seo bis old
friends and customers.
In the stock will be found Brown, Yellow,
White aiN Crushed SUGARS, MOLASSES,
SYRUPS, TEAS and COFFEES, some very
choice Java; Flour, in whole and half bar?
rels or in smaller fjuantitics; Bacon, Bft?ast
piecos or Strips, and Lard; Shoulders at 20c.
Among the assortment of HARDWARE
will bc found Ames' Shovels and Spades,
Axes and Hoes of all kinds, Locks, Hinges,
Knives and Forks, Pots, Ovens, Skillets,
Cooperwaro and a great variety of House
furnishing articles; as well as "Carpenters',
Shoemakers' and other Mechanic Tools.
Also, Gentlemen's, Youth's and Boys'
HATS; Men's, Women's and Children's
SHOES. Together with a great variety of
other goods too numerous to mention.
Having selected these goods himself in
thc Baitimor?'. New York and Charleston
markets, and purchased since the late de?
cline tn prices, he Hatters himself that lie
can make it th ?int er est of his friends and
the public to give him a call before pur?
chasing elsewhere, at Nos. .r> and G Bryce's
Range. Feb 9 t2*
JUST RECEIVED A LARGE STOCK OF
FOR SALE LOW BY
GREGG & CO.,
Corner Richardson and Taylor Streets,
CONSISTING of CHURNS, MILK TANS,
Butter Jars, Pitchers, Circular Cake
Jars, Spittoons, Ac. Together with a gene?
ral assortment of Yellow and Rockingham
Ware, just received. W. B. STANLEY.
Corn, Hay, Oats and Peas.
+ %f\f\BUSHELS prime White CORN.
??VlVj 100 " OATS.
100 bushels PEAS.
50 v-bls. FLOUR- Extra Family.
IO" bales EASTERN HAY.
Just received and for sale at lowest mar?
ket rates. Office Gervais st., near S. C. R. R.
Fob 1 Imo* J. D. BATEMAN, Agent.
Paints, Oils, Window Glass, &c.
AGENERAL assortment of the above,
together with a full stock of BRUSHES
of every variety. In store and for salo
cheap for cash br DIAL Sc POPE.
FLOUR, BACON, ETC.
(DI A BBLS. CHOICE FAMILY AND
SUPER. FLOCK, at Charleston
prices, freight added.
20,000 lbs. choice old BACON SHOUL?
DERS, at 16 and 18c.
30,000 SEGARS-low-priced and good.
With various other articles of prime tpia
lities and low prices. For sale by
Feb 4 Imo* E. STENHOUSE.
^^^^jg^^ \T HF subscriber ^^Ej?^^
I '.Phu'iiix"-like, his store has risen out of
smouldering ashes into a substsntial brick
building of goodly proportions, in which
parties wanting storage can be accommo?
dated. All description of goods received
for salo on consignment; and where he will
keep as good an assortment of GROCE?
RIES as can be found anywhere, and for
salo, as usual, at tho lowest prices, at
wholesale and retail. E. STENHOUSE.
Feb 4 Imo*
Hubs, Spokes and Felloes.
AFULL supply of HUBS, SPOKES and
FELLOES, suitable for Buggies and
I Carriage and Tiro Bolts, Axle Clips, ic.
In storo and for salo cheap foraash by
DIAL ? POPE,
Jan 27 Suceassors to Allen & Dial.
Brass and Copper.
THE highest prices paid for obi BRASS,
COPl'ER, LEAD and ZINC, at
Corner of Gadsden and Washington sts.
Orders for every description of BRASS
CASTINGS filled with neatness and de?
spatch^ _ Jan 27
Edwin J. Scott,
HAS opened a Broker's and Exchange
Oftico in Columbia; will furnish clucks
on New York and Charleston in sums to
suit purchasers. Attend to buying and
selling SPECIE, BANK BILLS, STOCKS,
BONDS, Sec., on commission, and make
cash advances on consignments of Cotton,
to bo sold in Charleston or New York.
Offico at C. H. Baldwin's store, corner
Main and Washington streets.
Jan 23 2mo*
IN THE RATES OF
ON the 2d of January, 1806, the COLUM?
BIA PHONIX (published Daily and
Tri-Weekly) was GREATLY ENLARGED,
and in tho quantity and quality of its read?
ing matter will compare favorably with any
paper in the State. The subscription price
to the Daily in $10 a yoar; Tri-Weekly $7.
The terms for transient advertising have
boen REDUCED OVER TWENTY-FIVE
PERCENT.; while tho monthly and quar?
terly rates havo been lowered to such an
extent as to place the columns of the paper
within tho reach of dealers and manufac?
Of every kind, such as
Attended to promptly, and ai. reasonable
prices. Give us a trial.
JULIAN A. SELBY,
ia? 7 Proprietor Columbia PTmnix.
Mules, Horses and Wagons.
By LEVIN & ?ELXOTT?.
THIS (Friday) MORNING, at 10 o'clocl
we will sell, at our corner, without r?
10 fine MULES.
WAGONS and HARNESS, Ac.
Feb i) 1
SPECIAL attention }>aid to pinchase and
salo of PLANTATIONS. FARMS,
DWELLINGS and REAL ESTATE of every
description in South Carolina and tho
Southern States. Office--Court Hons?'
Square, Columbia, S. C. Feb 3
ATTORNEY AT LAW
ANO SOLICITOR IN EQUITY
Office in Rein' of Court Ho nee.
Feb 1 ^lmo*
THE undersigned begs letwe ^o in?
form his friends and the public gene
Irally that he has returned ?rain, and
-has re-opened his Tailoring Establish?
ment on Washington street, opposite thc
old Jail and West sido of Messrs. Hanahan
& Warley's store, and iw now ready to take
in all orders belonging to thc business.
Thanking his old customers for their
former patronage, and hoping they will
give him their custom again, he begs to
assure them that they can find al Ms store
the BEST of CLOTHS, CASSIMERES and
VESTINGS. Call and see for yourselves.
Feb 6 r, c. D. EBERHARDT.
AT thc Charlotte Rail,
[road Depot, in Columbia,
February 12,1805, a small
YELLOW li AT LOX,
marked "Rutledge," con?
taining a desk with many
letters, some handsome trinkets, a large
quantity of lace, a black lace shawl and
mantle, two largo white lace veils, ton mi?
niatures and several photographs. Thc
owner, who prizes these articles beyond
their intrinsic value, oilers a large reward
for thc recovery of any of them, ur for any
information offthem. Apply to BACHMAN
& WATEES, Columbia, or to RUTLEDGE
& YOUNG, Charleston. Feb-1 6*
BUSINESS requiring mc to be absent
from this city and State for some time
to como, I hereby give notice that during
such absence and until notice to tho con?
trary, I havo appointed LEVES & PBLTL
OTTO my attorneys in fact.
Jan 2G"finio MOSES LILIOTHAL.
Bacon Sides and Shoulders.
FINE LEAF LARI).
DRY BROWN SU< rA lt.
Just received and for salo as cheap n?
can bo bought in the city.
Jan 24 FISHER & LOWRANCE.
C. D. MELTON. SAM L W. MELTON
MELTON &. MELTON,
.Attorneys at Law,
COLI'MBIA, s. c.,
WILL practico in tho adjoining Dis?
tricts, and in Union, York, Chester
and Lancaster. Om. a on Assembly street,
second door South of tho Catholic Church.
Jan 31 .lum
it ROUX & mmW
COLUMBIA, S. C.
OFFICE South side Gervais sticet, near
Assembly. Jun 25 Imo
JOHN C. SEEGERS, of Columbia, is my
Solo Agent for thc salo of the different
kinds of BISCUITS, ('RACKERS and
PILOT BREAD manufactured by mc. He
will soil them at Charleston* wholesale
prices, freight added.
J. C. H. CLAUSSEN.
Charleston, January 27, 18(>(?^
JUST received a lot of SODA, CON?
GRESS, SEED, Sugar, Wino, Lemon,
Butter, Pic-Nic Biscuits, and Pilot Bread.
Jan 31_JOHN C. SEEGERS.
C. K. BALDWIN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL GROCER,
and dealer in STAPLE HARD?
WARE, OILS of all kinds, with a general
stock adapted to a first class trade.
Bought exclusively for cash and offered at
lowest market rates, at the old ?tami of
Allen Sc Dial. * Jan 18 lm
MIKELL, BOYLE & CO.,
FORWARDING & COMKLSSION
COLUMBIA, S. 0.
E. W. Ml KELL. WK. A. BOYLE. JAS. !.. SM ITU.
Jan 18 }lmo
HAVING a largo STORE and WARE?
HOUSE convenient to the South
Carolina, Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road Depots, I am prepared to rec. ive and
forward, store or sell, on commission,
COTTON, COUNTRY PRODUCE and
MERCHANDIZE generally. Anything
consigned to my care, with instructions,
will receive my own personal and prompt
attention. " J. L. LUMSDEN,
Corner Lady and Assembly streets,
Jan 14 t Near Post Office, Columbia.
Corner of Assembly and Washington Sis.,
Oolumtoia, S. O.
REPRESENTS a number of thc best -
both Northern and Sou them--compa?
nies, possessing an aggregate capital of
LIFE, PIRE, MARINE,
INLAND AND ACCIDEN?
TAL RISKS taken on equi?
table terms, and all losses
AST* Policies mad*"! pa\ able
in Hold or Currency.