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KTTWT^T^^ APRIL 22, 1866. - VOLUME II-NO. 29
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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
STATE AND CITY PRINTER.
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Weekly 75 cents each insertion.
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rales when advertisements are inserted by
the month or year. . .
SGT Special notices 10 cents a line.
H. L. D?T, Sumter.
S. P. Kiuard, Newberry.
Samuel Dronthitt, ?reeuvillo C. H.
Wm. Moore, AbbevilleC. H.
Julius Poppe, Anders?n C. H.
den. Scott ami Jcff.|Davi?.
It will ba remembered that during
Mr. Pierce's administration, a per?
sonal controversy arose between Gen.
-Scott and Mr. ?avis, then Secretary
of War. In his autobiography, Gen.
"'-Scott makes some statements of his?
torical character, reflecting npon Mr.
Davis. He being a prisoner and un
able to defond himself, his only living
brother makes n defence for him ii
the shape of a letter to Gen. Scott
which we find in tho Vicksburg jour
nal, and append, as follows:
To Lieut. Gen. Scott, LL. ?>..?
"Thou shalt not bear false witnest
against thy neighbor."
Among the commandments there i
none more important than this, an<
which civilized society has moro uni
iormly enforced, by moral precep
and legal sanction; but which, i
seems, is entirely disregarded by th'
In his memoirs, written by himself
on pago 148, iii a note speaking of
prisoner taken at Chippewa, a Lieut
enant-Colonel John Merry hon Wi!
son, this statement occurs :
"This gallant officer, always sine
an invalid and friend of Scott's, wh
was, in the time of Willam TV. i
th*? household of tho Queen, un
since in the government of Chel.se
Hospital, still Uves.
"He invested all his little saving
and wife's dowry in Mississipj
bonds, repudiated mainly by Jeffe:
son Davis. It was Scott's stron
statement of this interesting case J
the time, in a published article, thi
brought upon him afterward the pe
secutions of Mr. Davis, as M
Pierce's Secretary of War," etc.
It would be difficult to conceive
statement more atrociously false an
malicious. Jefferson Davis never wi
a member of either House of tl
State Legislature, or took any part i
public affiiirs, either State or corp
rate. Until 1835, he was in the Unit<
States army; in that year he resigne
and returned to Mississippi and e
gaged in planting in the remote pa
ofWarren County, where, owing
some domestic affliction, he lived
seclusion, taking no part in pub!
affairs for seven or eight years.
1814, he was chosen one of tho ele<
ors of Mississippi; in 1845, it w
proposed to bring his name befo
the Convention as tho nomineo f
Congress in this District. He w
known to bo opposed to repudiate
of State debts, and hi3 nominate
objected to on that account by a pc
tion of the Democratic party; a:
shortly before the meeting of t
Convention, an article appeared
the Vicksburg Sentinel, signed "(
to," said to be written by Goverc
McNutt, calling on him to dech
hi8 opinions, To this he promp
replied, avowing his opinion in fa-?,
of paying every just debt that M
sissippi owed, all of which will ?
pear, if reference be made to thc fi
of the Vicksburg Sentinel and otl
papers of tliat time, as well as to lu
dreds of persons now living.
It was contended that there ?hoi
bo no split in thu party; that he coi
not be nominated, entertaining n
avowing such an opinion; or, if noi
nated by a divided party, could J
be'elected. He received the nomi
tion and was elected, though oppo:
by Gov. McNntt and the party
favor of repudiation. He took
seat in Congress December, 184
his first service in a deliberate bo
Soon after tho war against Mex
was declared, he was elected colo
of a regiment of volunteers, when
vacated his seat, took command
what was known os the First Mis
sippi Rifles, and hastened to join
army on the Rio Grande.
"It was Scott's strong atatemen
this interesting case, at the time
a published article, that brought u
him afterward the persecution
Mr. Davis, as Mr. Pierce's Sccrei
Is it not perfectly absurd to
that Scott's article could affect Je:
?ba Davis, than a boy; se^en.Qf eight
years old, who never,- in - aH proba
I hility, heard of Scott's strong ?rt?cle,
written at the time, or of Lient Cot
John MerrylHoxr Wilson ; or that he
' c?uld, in any way, be effected by it;
should make it a canse of persecution
thirty years afterwarded? or is it at
all probable that Scott behoved his
It will be remembered that what
the Lieutenant-General calla "per?
secution," was the refusal of the
? Secretary of War to allow a claim for
back payas Lieutenant-General from
I the time Scott was in Mexico, and
which the Secretary showed conclu
! siVely he was not entitled to. This
resulted in an angry correspondence,
nvwhich tho peculations and frauds
upon the Treasury were exposed to
such a? extent that it was believed il
the frauds had been known, he could
never have been a Lieutenant-Gene?
ral; but, as it was/he only obtained
it'by importunate solicitations. not
only by himself and others, but ever
by ladies, engaged to go to the capi
tal and use their influence to ob tait
votes. It was also said it would en
tail no charge upon the Treasury; was
intended merely as a compliment t<
gratify an old soldier; but no soone:
was it obtained than he presented i
claim - for back pay, for rations, fo
rage, transportation, etc.
To tbe Lieutenant-General actinj
as his own trumpeter, and drawinf
upon his imagination for facts, lau
datory of himself, there can be n<
objection; except that it is humiliai
ing to every American that an office
of his rank could make such an as
of himself; but the mahce and rt
venge, that after the lapse of te
years, could induce* him to select
time when Mr. Davis is powerles;
and the slanders unknown to him, t
utter such falsehoods, must bo ii
garded by all who value honor, trut
and manhood as below even contemp
This is now published in the plat
where the facts and circumstances aj
known, and can be established by an
of the people who took part in tl
politics of the time.
J. E. DAVIS.
CRINOLINE IS DEAD.-We again h ai
the report that crinoline is dead. Bi
having heard this so often, it will 1
now received with doubt. Crinolii
has been endowed with as much "v
tality as any of the mysterious b
longings and arrangements constit
ting the lower strata of fair womax
drapery-that drapery which mode
fashion ha? displayed in relations
tantalizing to curious eyes, but t!
exact mechanism of which is still
secret to the uninitiated. Wheth
an article which has been suppli
with such enduring animation ai
existence, and which has sustained
faithfully its delicate relations, is ni
really dead, need confirmation. B
we give a positive statement on t
subject from a London letter, whi
our fair readers may take for what
is worth. The writer says (une
date 31st March) :
"Talking nf fashion, crinoline
done for. It has gone out of t
fashionable world all nt once, li kt
melting snow or a vanishing raiubc
How could a poet say, 'A thing
beauty is a joy forever?' Only 1
servants and very common peo]
now wear the wouderfid expansio:
and they will drop them as soon
they get a good look at their si
betters. Tho sudden change is v<
droll. You meet a lady in the strc
and look behind hor to see if she 1
not dropped something. Tho roti
di ties gradully collapsed, and all
once vanished, and are now, 'thor
lost to sight, to memory dear. * 1
what is to become of tho mannt
turcrs of those wonderful arti?
which the French call cages? (
they be used in tho fisheries, or
hen-coops? Now wo have the go
dresses and trains of the first era]?
which, in a month's time, will sc
so becoming and beautiful that
shall wonder how we could ever h
admired any other fashion."
WHEAT PROSPECTS.-The Nashv
Gazette says it learns from Mr. Jc
M. Berry, of tho finn of Berry & (
Rome, Ga., that the prospects of
wheat crop in Georgia are most 1
tering. From Mr. Lollar, who
been traveling extensively through
Alabama and Mississippi during
past few weeks, we. have a similar
port in regard to tho prospects of
wheat crop in those States. Am
larger amount of this staple ce
has been sown this year than t
before, and tho blades arc aire
two feet high. This is gratifying
telligenco, and betokens a detenu
tiou on the part of our Southern ]
plc to depend no longer on the N<
and North-west for the necessaric
A CHALK MrxB TN NORTH C.
m AA.-Mr. Marberry, of Davit
County, North Carolina, has disco
ed a chalk mine, very rich, on his 1
near the Mineral Springs.
FIELD FOR PHIILAJSTHKOPISTS.-Mr.
Bright, who has given tis so much
attention of late years, and shed so
many tears over slavery, finds no end
to hw labors. On Good Friday, he
presided at a Sunday School meeting
at Rochdale, at -which some statistics
were made known that caused Mr.
Bright to look at a very dark side of
the home picture. In the towns of
Manchester and Salford, which join
.each other, it appeared that there
were 50,000 children receiving no
instruction. The locality is regarded
the most liberal and enlightened
part of England. Mr. Bright is con?
siderably famous for nosing ont evils,
and his everlasting cry is, "Look at
America!" Ho told these Rochdale
people to "look at America," and so
he tells everybody. Ho ought to be
sent to America. All the philanthro
pists find that it is easier to discover
evils than to cure them. They can?
not fail to discover, too, before they
are done, that the more powerful and
opulent a people become, the more
poverty and ignorance there must
be-the more suffering and vice. To
politicians and demagogues, these
things are "stumbling block
A PROTEST AGAINST POLITICS IN
THK PULPIT.-Rev. James G. Ham
ner, D. D., of Baltimore, has with?
drawn from the association with thc
Northern Presbyterian Church. Dr.
Hanmer is a native of Virginia, and
will return to tho Son th. He says:
"My settled judgment told methat
could not remain identified with
the Church North without being par?
taker of their sin in debauching the
Church by courting the embraces of
Ccesar. In doing this, in my best
judgment, they have taken a shame?
less and daring stride, not only to the
demoralization of the whole body
ecclesiastical, but to strike down and
destroy all religious liberty. I have
read the histories of tho past to but
little purpose, if I fail to call to mind
the evils which the Church has
brought upon herself by submitting |
to political assumptions for the
achievement of the ends of unprinci?
pled demagogues. I wash my hands
of the soil of all such evil doing..."
One of General Sherman's favorite
"bummers," whoso bravo career |
among the unprotected womeu of the
South is well known, and was at the
time much applauded by the North?
ern press, is now a drayman in Wil?
mington, N. C. So says thc Journal.
A new circi?ar railway to connect
the various hues approaching Paris,
at a distanco of thirty or forty
leagues from their points of arrival, is
In Philadelphia there aro upwards
of 4,000 places where ardent spirits
ajje sold, many of them without
MARRIAGE AX? CELIBACY; An
Essay of Warning aud Instruction for
Young Mon. Also, Diseases ar>d Abuses
which prostrate tho vital powers, with sure
means of relief. Sent free of charge in
sealed letter envelopes. Address Dr. J.
SK1LLIN HOUGHTON, Howard Associa?
tion, Philadelphia, Pa. April 10 3mo
COLGATE'S HON KV SOAP.
This celebrated Toilet Soap, in such
universal demand, is made from the
chotceat materials, is mil?! and emol?
lient in its nature, fragrantly Hcentctl,
and extremely beneficial in its action
upon the skin. For sale hy all Druggists
and Fancy Goods Dealers.
March 28 I v
BATCHELORS HAIR DYE.
Tho Original and Dost in the World.
Tho only true and perfect HAIR DYE.
Harmless, Reliable and Instantaneous.
Produces immediately a splendid Black or
natural Brown, without injuring the hair
or skin. Remedies the ill effects of bad
dyes. Sohl by all Druggists. The genuine
is signed William A. Batchelor. Also, HE
GENERATING EXTRACT OF MILLE
FLEURS, for Restoring and Beautifying
tho Hair. CHARLES BATCHELOR,
Oct 25 ly _ New York.
-j (\ BOXES SUPERIOR CHEESE.
JA / 10 barrels Albany Cream Air-.
20 barrels select Irish Potatoes.
Oranges and Apples.
April 1 JOHN C. SEEGERS.
DIRECT FROM CHICAGO.
?8 HHDS. CLEAR SIDES.
t> Tierces Shoulders.
I Tierees Leaf Lani.
20 bois. Irish Potatoes.
100 bbls. Flour-- Extra and Superfine.
1 bbl. Pickled Gherkins.
_Aprilfi JOHN C, SEEGERS.
At the Sion of thc Goalen Pad-Luck.
DELLOW8,1 ANVILS, VICES, SCREW
X> PLATES, Buttresses, Pincers, Tongs,
Rasps, Files, Farriers' Knives and Ham?
mers, Ac. In ?toro and for salo low for
cash by DIAL ft POPE.
j. nm & co.,
Between Plain and Washington,
HAVING RECEIVED THEI?
ARE HELLING THEM AT
PRICES TO SLIT THE TIMES!
Other Goods in'Proportion.
?fcc, Ac, kc. \
J. K?LZBACHER. M. FOOT.
M?^???&*& ofC?X>CKS, WATCHES,
SrwCf*,CLES' SILVER THIMBLES, Ac.
???V????e8-~.clocka ftn<? Jewelry R E -
PURED. Plain Gold WEDDING RINGS
made to order.
ISAAC S UEZ BACH ER,
APnl 8 Watchmaker.
A F?LL ASSORTMENT OF FINE
ALWAYS ON HAN Li
IM., O. K., Wahoo and Ca?siya BIT
l,n?K) lbs. <>f the celebrated
Sweet Wine Biscuit,
For sale br
Between Lady and Washington ?ta.
April 1 _
BAY AXD COTTOX PRESS COMP'Y
IS prepared to COMPRESS COTTON for
Transportation or Storage, at ?l.2.5 per
bale. By this system of compressing,
there is a saving to tho shipper of a per
centage in freight, and preventing loss by
wear anil tear. Orders taken nt Press, ad?
joining South Carolina Railroad Do pot, Co?
lumbia, by A. S. TRUM ISO,
Of firm Webb, Aver & Trombo, Factors,
Charleston, S. C.
ai" Presses in Charleston, East end of
Hascl street, by G. W. HATSTAT, Agent,
JOH!* H. H3EX8E,
WHOLESALE AXI) RETAIL
FRENCH and ITALIAN CONFECTION?
ARY, Fancy Goods, Toys, Fruits, Ac.
Variotv too numerous to mention. Corner
of Plain and Marion streets, East of the
Baptist Church. March 24 Imo
Columbia to Charleston.
THE NE u and LIGHT DRAFT STEAM?
ERS "GEORGE" and "COLUMBIA"
aro now nreparod to make engagements
to take Freight from Granby Landing to
Charleston. Advances or insurance made,
if desired, to Charleston or New York.
Applvto A -..SOLOMON,
Or * TUGS. L. CRAWFORD,
.March 15 2mo Agents.
Watch-maker and Jeweler,
HAVING removed to John C
yyV Seegers' store, on Main strei t and ;
JEIjKengaged competent workmen, is now 1
prepared to REPAIR WATCHES and JEW
ELBY, and to manufacture plain OOLI*
RINGS and JEWELRY according to ord? r. I
COM m EASTEliX HAY. !
THE undersigned has on band and for
.200 bales prime EASTERN HAY.
300 bushels White and Yellow CORN. j
J. D. BATEMAN, ?
Neal- Greenville and Charleston Depots.
March 30_ Imo*
Old Newspapers for Sale, I
BY the hundred or thousand, at
March 2_ PHOENIX OFFICE. '
HAVE Just received the FINEST AS?
SORTMENT of READY-MADE- -
CLOTHING brought to thia city since the y
war, comprising every shade of -
MELTON BUSINESS SUITS,
FRENCH SILK MIXTURES
FINE SULK LINED FROCK COATS,
BLACK DOESKIN PANTS, ETC., ETC., -
Made in a style superior to tho BEBT CUS?
TOM TRADE GARMENTS.
CASSIS ERES AND TWEEDS,
ALL WOOL, atprices to suit all. We have
over ONE HUNDRED different pieces of
CASSIMERES, which we will sell at unusu?
ally LOW RATES.
Wc arc prepared to CUT and SHRINK,
to order, or MAKE UP, in the most fashion?
These GOODS were bought whfcu the
market was at jts lowest ebb, and will be
sold low. Call and see.
We also have
Of every description. DRIVING, DERBY,
SARATOGA, RESORTE and other popu?
lar styles. Call il you wish to see ?orno
ultra styles of HATS at very low figures.
.We have determined to
THIS SPRING-baying for cash enabling
us to do so. "Call and look through our
STOCK and be convinced.
R. & W. C. SW?FFIELD.
TALLEY & BURDELL,
And Commission Merchants,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
PARTICULAR attcntionpaid to tho pur?
chase and sale or STOCKS. BONDS
and SECURITES of all kinds. Collections
made on all parts of the United States.
We are also prepared to make liberal ad?
vances on consignments of Cotton and
other produce to our friends in Charles?
ton, New York and Liverpool
S. OLIN TALLEY. F. M. BURDELL.
C. M. Furman, Esq., President Bank State
of South Carolina, Charleston, S. C.
A. Simouds, President First >T .'ional Bank,
Charleston, S. C.
W. M. Martin, Esa., Charleston, S. C.
Dr. John Fisher, Columbia, S. C.
L. D. Childs, Esq., Columbia, S. C.
Messrs. Thomas it Co., bankers, Baltimore,
Mersrs. Brown & Cuvier, New York.
N. B.-For the "present, wc may be
found at the office of W. H. Talley, Esq..
Law Range. April 1 Imo
LUDWIG. & KEATINGE.
ENGRAVERS & LITHOGRAPHERS,
CORNER NINTH AND BROAD S TS.,
Jan SO 3mo
.ilCOTTON AND WOfH? CARDS. ~
"\T THOLES ALE and retail by
W March 22_DIAL Sc POPE.
H. E. NICHOLS,
Corner of Assembly and Washington Sts.,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
REPRESENTS a number of the best
both Northern and Southern-compa?
nies, possessing an aggregate capital of
LIFE, FIRE. MARINE,
INLAND AND ACCIDEN?
TAL RISKS taken on equi?
table terms, and all losse:
jgig^Folieies made pavabl?
in Gold or Currency"^00.
March 1 Gmo*
d Fodder Press
THIS PRESS will put 500 pom
of Cotton or SOO pounds of Vi
m the following space- 60x27
inches, and with three good bau
will turn out a bale every fift
/yjS^M The above can be seen at Am
j ? li jj can ^nv luu* totton Press, Coll
bia, where orders will be recel
TBL% to duplicate the tame by
W A. S, THIMBU, AGEM
HL RAGGING, RO:
>>^Kand TWINE for s