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Thurs lay Morning, May 10,1886.
To-day is the anniversary of the
death ?f General Jackson, and we
hod intended to give an excellent
sketch of thc wounding and death of
tho lamented chieftain, written by
Ur. McGuire, a surgeon, and one of
tl io members of the staff of General
Jackson. Our limited space precludes
the publication of the entire article.
We therefore confine ourselves to a
mere . synopsis. After receiving his
wound, the writer says that, support?
ed upon either side by his aids, Cap?
tain ra' .ies Smith and Joseph Morri?
son, th~ General moved slowly and
painfully towards the rear. Occa?
sionally resting for a moment, to
shake oft" the exhaustion which pain
and the loss of blood produced, he at
last reached the liue-of-battlo, where
most of thc men were lying down,
to escape the shell and canister with
which the Federals raked the road.
General Pender rode np here to the
little party and asked who was wouud
e 1, and Captain Smith, who had been
instructed by General Jackson to tell
no one of his injury, simply answer?
ed, ' 'a Confederate oflicer;" but Pen
dor recognized the General, and,
springing from his horse, hurriedly
expresseil his regret, and added that
his lines were so much broken he
feared it would be necessary to fall
back. %t this moment, the scene
was a fearful one. The air seemed to
be alive with the shrieks of shells and
the whistling of bullets; horses, rider?
less and mad with fright, dashed in
every direction; hundreds left the
ranks and fled to the rear, and the
groans of tho wounded and dying,
mingled with the wild shouts of others
to be led again to the assault. Almost
fainting as he was, from loss of blood,
fearfully wounded, and as he thought
dying, Jackson was undismayed by
this terrible scene. The words of
Pender seemed to rouse him to life.
Pushing aside the men who support?
ed him, he stretched himself to his
full height, and answered feebly, but
distinctly enough to be heard above
the din of the battle, "General Pen?
der, you must hold on to the field; you
must hold out to the lost." It was
Jackson's lost order upon the field of
battle. Still more exhausted by this
effort, he asked to be permitted to lie
down for a iew moments, but the dan?
ger from the fire and capture by the
.Federal advance was too imminent,
and his aids hurried him on. A Utter
having been obtained, he was placed
upon it, and tho bearers passed on
as rapidly as the thick woods and
rough ground permitted. Unfortu?
nately, one of the bearers was struck
down, and thc litter, having been
supported at each of the four corners
by a man, fell and threw the General
"o tho ground. The fall was a serious
one, and as he touched the earth, he
gave, for the first time, expression to
his suffering, and groaned piteously.
The writer says, after reaching thc
hospital, he was placed in bed, co?
vered with blankets, and another
drink of whiskey and water given
him. Two hours aud a half elapsed
before sufficient reaction took place
to warrant un examination. At two
o'clock Sunday morning, Surgeons
Black, Widls and Coleman being pre?
sent, I informed him that chloroform
would be given him, and his wounds
examined. I told him that amputa?
tion would probably be required, and
asked, if it was found necessary,
whether it should be done at once.
He replied promptly, "Yes, certain?
ly; Doctor McGuire, do for me what?
ever you think best." Chloroform
Avas then administered, and, as he
began to feel its effects and its rolief
to the pain he was suffering, he ex?
claimed. .4Wha?"ah infinite blessing,"
and continued to repeat the word
*'blessing" until he became insensi?
ble. The round ball-such as is used
for the smooth-bore Springfield mus?
ket-which had lodged under the
?kin upon tho bock of his right hand,
was extracted first; it had entered the
palm about the middle of the hand,
and had fractured two of the bones.
Tho left arm was then amputated,
about two inches below tho shoulder,
very rapidly, and with dight loss oi
blood, tho ordinary circular operation
having been made. There were twe
wounds in his arm; the first ano
most serious was about three i riche;
below the shoulder joint, the bal
dividing the main artery, and frac
turing tho bono.
As a matter of interest mid histori?
cal record, wo reproduce the follow?
When his child was brought to him,
to-day, he played with it for some"
time; frequently caressing it, and
calling it his "Uttle comforter." At
one time, he raised his wounded
hand above bia head, and closing his
eyes, was for some moments silently
engaged iu prayer. He said to me,
"I see from the number of physi?
cians that you think my condition
dangerous, but I thank God, if it is
His will, that I am ready togo."
About daylight, on Sunday morning,
Mrs. Jackson informed him that his
recovery was very doubtful, and that
it was better that he should be pre?
pared for the worst. He was silent
for a moment, and then said: "It
will be infinite gain to bc translated
to Heaven." He advised his wife, in
the event of his death, to return to
her father's house, and added: "You
havo a kind and good father, but
there is no one so kind and good as
your Heavenly Father." Ho still
expressed a hope of his recovery, but
requested her, if he should die, to
have him buried in Lexington, in
the Valley of Virginia.
His exhaustion increased so rapidly
that, at ll o'clock, Mrs. Jackson
knelt by his bed, and told him that
before the sun went down, he would
bo with his Saviour. He replied,
"Oh, no! You are frightened, my
child; death is not so near; I may yet
get well." She fell over upon the bed,
weeping bitterly, and told him again
that the physicians said there was no
hope. After a moment's pause, he
asked her to call me. "Doctor, Anna
informs me that you have told her
that I am to die to-day; is it so?"
When he was answered, he turned his
eyes towards the ceiling, aud gazed
for a moment or two, as if in intense
thought, then replied, "Very good,
very good; it is all right." He then
tried to comfort his almost heart?
broken wife, and told her he had a
good deal to say to her, but he was
too weak. Ced. Pendleton came into
thc room about 1 o'clock, and ho
asked him, "Who was preaching at
headquarters to-day?" When told
that the whole army was praying for
him, he replied, "Thank God-they
arc very kind." He said: "It is the
Lord's day; my wish is fulfilled. I
have always desired to die on Sun?
His mind now began to fail and
wander, and he frequently bilked as
if in command upon the field, giving
orders in his old way; then the sceno
shifted, and he was at the mess-table,
in conversation with members of his
staff; now with his wife and child;
now at prayers with his military
family. Ocoasioual intervals of ro
tum of his mind would appear, and
during one of them, I offered him
some brandy and water, but he de?
clined it, saying, "It will only delay
my departure, and do no good; I
want to preserve my mind, if possible,
to the last." About half-past 1, he
was told that he had but two hours
to live, and he answered again, feebly,
but firmly, "Very, good; it is all
right." A few moments before he
died, he cried out in his delirium,
"Order A. P. Hill to prepare for
action! Poss the infantry to the
front rapidly! Tell Major Hawks"
then stopped, leaving the sentence
unfinished. Presently, a smile of
ineffable sweetness spread itself over
his pale face, and he said quietly, and
with au expression as if of relief,
"Let us cross over the river, and rest
under the shade of the trees;" and
then, without pain or the least strug?
gle, his spirit passed from earth to
the God who gave it.
Thus passed away from earth one
of the best and purest of men-one
of thc noblest characters as a Chris?
tian, statesman and soldier. We trust
that throughout the Southern States
this day will be recognized and re?
membered in some befitting way. We
suggested, at the instance of the
Richmond Reaminer, a plan to ob?
serve the day. We note thc day in
our remarks above, and would havt
been glad to chronicle some action on
the part of our fellow-citizens, '*/?<??
quiesced in jyace."
The following card we find pub
fished in the Anderson (S. C.) Ap
peal, of the 2d instant:
ANDERSON C. H., S. C.,
May 1, 18G6.
It is due me to say in parting wit]
the people of Anderson, that during
my stay among them, I have foniu
them a friendly and quiet people, am
can say with au candor, as far as nv
experience goes, they are well dis
posed and accept the situation in goo(
Accept our thanks for tho bono
J. C. LIVENSPARCER,
Lieut. 25th Ohio V. V. I.
THE CHOPS.-The papers of South
ern Georgia, and correspondent
from that section, are much elated o
the prospect for good crops of grai
, and fruit in that section of the State
[ It is the general opinion that m
( more than half a cotton crop will I
made. Reports from Northern an
' Middle Georgia are also very encou:
I aging. It seems that Heaven is abor
i to smile on our efforts, and in tin
I event we can well afford to let Sun
ner rave, Stephens howl and Wac
[MilledgeviUe Federal Union.
Court of Appeal?.
In the Court of Appeals, on yester?
day, upon examination bad, the fol?
lowing gentlemen were admitted and
enrolled as Attorneys at Law:
A. M. Boozer, Lexington; R. W.
Boy J, R. K. Charles, T. G. Dargan,
Darlington; John C. Davant,-;
Thoa. ,T. Duncan, Julius J. Fleming,
Robert M. Thompson, Sumter; Wm.
E. Earle, Edward F. Stokes, Green?
ville; H. A. Gaillard, Winnsboro; L.
C. Inglis, Cheraw; J. G. Kirkland,
Clarendon; D. D. Mc Cull, Be u netts -
ville; Thos. S. Moorman, Y. J. Pope,
W. R. Spearman, Newberry; Barn?
well S. Stuart, Camden; John A.
Bradley, jr., W. II. Brawley, Chester.
The following were admitted as
Solicitors in Equity:
F. G. Bohre, A. M. Boozer, R. W.
Boyd, Tillman H. Clark, Theodore
S. Coogler, John C. Davant, C. Ba?
ring Farmer, Campbell (?. Hender?
son, C. G. Jaeger, Charles May rant,
A. J. Norris, Robert W. Shaml,
James Simons, Jr.
Mr. K. W. Moise, a member of the
Georgia Bar, was, on motion, admit?
ted and enrolled as au Attorney and
Solicitor of this State.
The case of Boyd vs. Satterwhite
was again called, and Mr. Henry j
Summer heard for appellee; Mr.
Sullivan mi same side.
Shall lix- South Do ?t i t the Presi?
In giving his evidence before the
Reconstruction Committee, Mr. Ste?
phens, of Georgia, took pain:; to im- j
press upon the minds of t he members |
of that secret conclave the fact that he
was fully of tho belief that, being al?
ready in the Union, and having never,
according to the Federal authorities
on the sui >joet, been able to secede, tho
Southern States would be wanting in
dignity should they agree to any con?
ditions as necessarily precedent to
their restoration to all their rights JUS
States. Mr. Stephens might have
added, that to make such terms
would be to desert the President.
The radicals, in proposing terms to
tho South, arc either anxious to have
them accepted and the President's
theory repudiated, or they desire to
induce the South to reject their pro?
posal that they may have an excuse
for perpetuating their own ascen?
dancy. Now, the people of the South
have certainly no idea of repudiating
tho President's theory or his policy.
Neither do they desire to assist the
radicals in their effort tefTotain power
in their own hands. And yet it would
seem that they will be compelled to
do one or the other. Fortunately foi?
ns, the radicals have proposed terms
of so degrading a nature that they
have not thrown in our Way even a
temptation to desert thc President.
When they ask ns, among other
things, to ostracise the men who have
only exceeded ourselves in the sin of '
rebellion because we asked them to
lead us, tho radicals propose a condi?
tion which no mau of Southern feel?
ings will bo disposed to accept, and
therefore wc are not likely to he called
on to decide upon the question whe?
ther an opportunity to procure liberal
terms would justify us in rejecting
thc President's idea that we aro al?
ready in the Union.
These reflections aro indulged in
?propos of a hint thrown out by For?
ney, that Congress may, perhaps,
reb ut and allow ns better terms than
those proposed, as ho does in the fol?
lowing words in a late letter to the
"Suppose, however, that Congress,
satisfied that the Southern people
are willing, in good faith, to accept
the other portions of this compre?
hensive programme, should consent
to allow these classes to vote, and
should follow this by granting every
Southern State that ratifies the new
article of the Constitution immediate
We will suppose another case: In
Virginia, the State Constitution al?
ready forbids any debt contracted iu
aid of the rebellion to bc paid,
whether the contract was made by
the State itself or by any corporation
within its limits; and yet if the radi?
cals were to do what we have just
said they will not do, and were, for
thc purpose of over-reaching Mr.
Johnson, to make it the sole condition
of our admission that we were to
agree to insert this very provision in
the Federal Constitution, we should
not oven in that case be justified in
closing in with their oller; for the
principles is the same, whether com?
pliance with one condition or a dozen
be required. The point for which
the President contends, and which
we must not yield, is that we are al
reody in the Union, and are, as a
matter of righi, entitled to represen?
tation. To abandon this principle
would ?To to give np the winde con
tost. We have disowned the debt,
and have no idea of paying it; but,
then, that is a matter which has
nothing to do with our rights as a
State. These wv are entitled to under
the Constitution of the United States,
or had before there was such a Con?
stitution in existence, and we have no
idea of acknowledging that they may
lie purchased from Thad. Stevens
and his followers.
I Richmond l?ispatch.
Discretion in speech is more than
Thc Late Forgeries- Kurt lier Deve?
It is believed that tho full amount
of the forgeries of John Ross, the
Wall street broker, an account of
.wjiich appeared in the 'j rib tate, of
Friday, will amount to about $400,
000. The loss of David (Jroesbeck
& Co., of No. 30 Broad street, is now
claimed by tho firm tobo only $19,
000, they having loaned that amount
to Ross on tho spurious Michigan
Central Railroad bonds. Otherwise,
thc aceouut which appeared in thc
Tribune was substantially correct.
The losses, so far as ascertained,
aro as follows: David Groesl>eck &
Co., $19,000; Cronise& Co., $63,002
Black & Spaulding, $03,125; UH
Union Bank, $120,000; the Continen
tal Bank, $90,000. Total, $365,737.
Tho twenty bonds of tho Michigan
Central Railroad Company, held bj
Groesbeck & Co., which were left bj
Ross as security for thc repayment o
money loaned by them to him, ar<
not positively known to have bcei
forged, although it is believed tba
such is the ease. The Union Bani
also holds twenty of the same d esc rip
tioil of bonds these, too, bavin;
bnen deposited by Ross.
It is not known that any otho
bank or firm beside the above hav
been victimized, and in any case it i
believed that tho entire amount can
not exceed $400,000.
Thu strangest phase bf the who!
afluir is tho fact that, of all those wh<
trusted Ross to such an uni i in i toi
amount, not a single person kne\
him intimately, or had the most dis
tant idea what were his resources
He operated heavily, paid the dc
mauds on him just long enough t
let Iiis name be well known upon th
street, and then, having victimize'
all his leading business associates, <U
camped with the proceeds.
It is believed that Ross has had thi
object steadily in view .sine." Jun
last, when he first made bis appeal
ance upon thc st reel ,, and, to carr
out bis scheme successfully, employ
I cd ono or mqre confederates.
I The detectives are busily engage
j upon the ease, but decline to give an
THE Wm r OF MANDAMUS.-TL
New York Nates, while agreeing i
the opinion of this paper, that tl
Supreme Court of the United Stab
would not issue a writ of mstndanu
requiriugthe admission into Congre:
of any given member, for thereasoi
which we slated in our first article c
the subject, that tit?? Constitutif
makes each house the sole judge i
the elections, qualifications and r
turns of its own members, argu
that the .court misfit perhaps be i
doced to grant the writ for the pu
pose of compelling the House to tal
some action. The News says:
"If it could do anything, it won
be to issue its mandate to the t\
houses, directing them to go on ai
investigate, eaeh for itself, theclaii
of the several members elect to tb?
seats. This, indeed, would be a poi
gained, supposing that the coi
would issue and Congress respect t
j writ, for it would establish the f;
that the Southern Stab's, under tb
present organization, are in t
Union, and therefore entitled to
represented in Congress. Hencefoi
Southern members could only be <
eluded by objecting to them perse
ally. It may be worth while to t
I the experiment, if only for the p
pose of settling the law and esb
fishing a precedent on the subject.
By all means, let us have a trial
the question. We cannot be worst
! by a refusal of tho court to grant 1
? writ, while, if granted, it may rea
in much good. -Richmond Dispalc
Tile Florida ('mirier, published
Marianna, speaking of the ero
says: "In consequence of the fail
in many instances of the cotton si
to germinate, farmers have, for
want of seed, planted in corn
j land designed for cotton. The vs
ther has not this season been prc
tious in obtaining a goinl stand, i
tims far the hopes of thc farmer
lingering on the tide of success
; experiment. The stand of con
good, and the plant looks well."
Professor Wheatstone has as?
tained that the duration of the e
trie spark ?loes not exceed the twei
five-thousandth part of a second,
cannon ball would appear station
in its Hight if illuminated by
spark, and the wing of an insect, 1
move.; 10,01)0 times a second, w<
seem at rest.
An Algerian official recently as
permission ?>f the Home Minis
Paris, to erect some fountains,
received answer by telegraph a*
lows: "Cunstrttsses <?<?. /bnUiin
The initial letters stood, of con
for t/ttel/jues, but. the functionary
them as figures, and accordi
dotted the town all over with99 f<
From tho Richmond Republi
the 4th, we learn that a "Hollyr
Memorial Association of tho IJ?
of Richmond" was formed on
Thursday, at St. Paul's Church,
object of the association is to CC
funds for taking care of the Coi
erato tombs in said cemetery.
Wm. H. McFarland is the Fresh
The Humbolt, (Kansas) U
having secured alodycomposito!
"better half" complained tba
staid out too late o' nights. "\\
said he, "you don't know how
! printers have to work." Setting
and "std tin* up wit ba gal" does
like doing don ble duty forum!
Letter from Cio v. Perry.
Wo extract tho following from the
Ex-Governor Terry wrote a letter
to the editor of the New York Tri?
bune, dated April 15, and which is
published in the issue of that journal
of May 3. The letter, quite a lengthy
document, treats of such topics as
we have frequently been regaled with
in the testimony of Southern men be?
fore tho Reconstruction Committee
in Washington. As the Governor
was not undergoing the thumb-screw?
ing process nt the time, ho was able
to take a wider range, and tell the
men of the North fully and circum?
stantially what the condition of the
South is at present; discusses the
questions of suffrage and representa?
tion, and after showing up some of
the leading fallacies in vogue among
Northern logicians, he says:
"How unreasonable it is in you
Northern men to suppose that we
have less sincere regard for the ne?
gro than you have. It is against na?
ture, and contrary to all reason and
experience. Thc negroes have been
our slaves and property, the objects
of our care and attention. They are
known to ns, and have lived with ns
for years past. They have descended
tons from our ancestors, and were
the objects of their care and solici?
tude. In many instances, they and
their progenitors have been in our
families for more than n century.
There ure others who have been raised
by us, or have grown np with us us
companions, faithfully serving us
through life. Is it. not most likely
that wc should, under these circum?
stances, feel a deeper interest in their
welfare than strangers? Tho South?
ern people ure not less humane, or
less affectionate, r?r less influenced
by sentiments of honor, than the
Northern people are. They are as
generous and ns kind to persons in
distress. T think their history and
I character as a people show this.
Why. then, need yon trouble your?
selves so much about the protection
of tho negro?"
He next goes on to show what
emancipation has already done for
the negro nure in the South; in this
confirming the testimony lately given
l>y Judge Sharkey, of Mississippi,
before the Central Directory at Wash?
ington; that the next United States
census would show a decrease of 25
per cent, in the colored population:
the 4,000,000 of 1S30, would he
found to be scarcely :),000,000 in
The influence exerted by the Freed?
men's bureau, encouraging the negro
in idleness and vice, is the next point
made by Senator Perry. Ile then
adverts to the alleged philanthropy,
upon which all this guardianship of
"the nation's wards" is based; and
he uses tho following argumentum mi
"If y<?u really and sincerely wish
to protect and benefit the negro, why
do you not take him North and pro?
vide for him? The Southern pedfBe
would be very glad to have a large
portion of them sent to you, espe?
cially those who will not labor, and
whom you are now protecting in idle?
ness at the expense of the Southern
people. Having them at home with,
you, and immediately under your
own supervision, you may be able to
benefit them. Rut it is impossible to
do so, when they are a thousand
miles from you. While they remain
in the Southern States, they will have
to look ultimately to the Southern
people for protection."
And again he asks:
"Why is it that you love the negro
so well and hate tho white race so
much? They have erred and gone
astray, it is true; but they are now
penitent, and are asking mercy at
your hands. Their punishment and
suffering, it would seem, were enongh
to satisfy the most malignant revenge,
and ought certainly to appeal to a
philanthropist like yourself. Yon
should remember that there are thou?
sands of Union men in the Sonthern
States guiltless of their country's
wrong, who are suffering equally
with those who brought on this re?
LAURENS DISTRICT.-The Herald,
talking of sale-day, says:
Notwithstanding the unfavorable
condition of the weather, the streets
presented the usual attraction of.
crowds of visitors from the country,
from a number of whom we hear the,
at present, common complaint of too
much rain and cool weather, so much
so that fears are entertained of rust
taking tho wheat. Never was there a
better prospect foran abundant crop,
and wo trust still that no serious re?
sult, will ensue to cut it short. As to
the general crops, their future suc?
cess or yield, not much can be said,
owing to the unreliability of labor;
time alone will ;>rove the problem,
whether the Laborer will work to the
PoiasH PROPERTY PASSTNO TO THE
! G HUMANS.-Some of the most valuable
property iii Poland is now passing
into the hands of Germans. The
sugar refinery at Rudza, neav Lodz,
has been sold to Herr Loewenberg
for 282,510 roubles, and the estates of
Count Zamoyski at Jodlowiec and
aud Siedlie to Herr Simund, for a
The Italian squadron is composed
of seventy-one vessels, 25,820 horse
power, carrying 1,197 guns and 20,
1 b27 sailors. The transport squadron
consists*of twenty-four ships, of 4,690
horse power, and manned with crews
numbering Ii, 220.
Mortgages and Conveyances of Real KM
tate for sale at this office.
THE MAILS.-We received no Northern
or Western mails last night, which will
account for the absence of our usual <juan
iity of late intelligence.
GLORIOUS NEWS.-To all the lovers of
turtle soup, Mr. T. M. Pollock extends a
cordial invitation to visit him, at the "Rear
House," this morning, between the hours
of ll and 12 o'clock.
THE Br KN I NO or COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S.jC," baa
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix steam power press. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
B<X>K AND JOB PR?STINO.-The Phoenix
office is now fully supplied with cards,
colored and white paper, colored ink, wood
typo, etc., and is now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
in the shortest possible time. Oive us a
MAJOR J. P. THOMAS.-Wo direct atten?
tion to the card of this well-known and
scientific gentleman, published in to day's
paper. We wish him abundant success in
his new enterprise, and heartily recom?
mend him to the confidence of this com?
munity and the State at large.
TUE PUBMC MEETING.- We give place
thin morning to a brief report of the pro?
ceedings of the public meeting held iu
this city yesterday. Of course the Secre?
tary ha? omitted many speeches made and
resolutions offered, as a detailed report
would bc very voluminous. The meeting
was largely attended, and was adjourned
subject to the call of the Chairman.
DEATH OF THE OLDEST CITIZEN.-Mr.
Benjamin Bawls, the oldest citizeu of Co?
lumbia, breathed his last yesterday after?
noon, at half-past 4 o'clock. At this late
hour, wc cannot pretend to give an outbne
of his life? He was a man of sirist inivg
rity in every relation of lift;, and we leave
to some ono moro, competent aud inti
. mab ly associated with him to give a more
honorable and deserving notice. He died
at thc mature age of ninety-four years;
and the letter we published from his pen,
a few weeks ago, to Gen. Sherman, shows
that there was no declension in his mental
powers. His funeral will take place thia
afternoon at 4 o'clock.
THE PROCEEDS OF THE BALTIMORE FAIB.
We call attention to the card of Dr.
John Fisher, below, which will be found of
interest to those who thought be was
general agent of thc State for the distribu?
tion of the share of the proceeds of the
Baltimore Fair allotted to South Carolina.
He is merely agent, in that respect, for the
citv of Columbia:
COLUMBIA, May 9, 1866.
To the Editors of the Phoenix.
SIRS: In answer to numerous letters re?
ceived from various parts of the State,
elicited by a notice published in your
paper, that I was to be made the recipient
and distributor of the donations forwarded
for the destitute of the State by the South?
ern Belief Association of Baltimore, I beg
leave to stat? that the articles forwarded
to my care are directed to be distributed
to the needy of the city of Columbia, under
the iustructions of the Baltimore Com?
mittee. Very respectfully,
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
J. P. Thomas-Building Notice.
W. K. Evans-Water Notice,
hiehland Loege-Extra Communication.
Apply at the Market-Cows for Sale.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 9, 1866.
Regarding it important to the truth
and justice of history that thc circum?
stances attending the destruction of Co?
lumbia in February, 1865, should be fully
and impartially investigated, and the evi?
dence m relation thereto - oUected aud
perpetuated, while tbe facts ire still fresh
' tn the memory of witness? ., we respect?
fully invite the citizens of Columbia and of
Richland District to meet at Gibbes* Hall,
on Wednesday noxt, at 12 o'clock m., to
consider and adopt measures to that end.
E. X ARTHUR.
WM. H. TALLEY.
EDWIN J. SCOTT,
WM. K. BAC HM AN,
Members of the Bichland Delegation.
Pnrsuaut to the above call, a very large
number of the citizens of this city and
District assembled at 12 m., this day, at
Gibbes' Hall, when, on motion of Cob Wm.
Wallace, Hon. James G. Gibbes was called
to the Chair, and D. B. Miller appointed
Secretary. The masting being organized,
several preambles and rosolutijns were
adopted, when, after a full discussion, the
following preamble and r?solution, offered
by Hon. E. J. Arthur, were unanimously
Wherein, it is highly important to the
truth of history that the circumstances
attending tho destruction of the city of
Calmubia, ou the 17th of February, 18G5,
should be fully and impartially investigat?
ed, and the evidence in relation thereto
collected and perpetuated while the facts
are still fresh in the memory of witnesses;
he it, therefore,
Resolved, That a committee of twelve
persons be appointed by the Chairman, to
collect the testimony in" relation to the de?
struction of Columbia at tho time afore?
said, and report thc same to an adjourned
mooting of the citizens of Columbia and of
Richland District, to be called by the chair
man of said committee, when bc may be
prepared to make such a report.
Under tho al>ovo resolution, the Chair?
man appointed tho following named gen?
tlemen: Chancellor J. P. Carroll, Hon. W.
F. DeSaMSsnro, Hon. E. J. Arthur, Dr.
John Fisher, Dr. Wm. Reynolds, Dr. D. H.
Trezevant, Dr. A. N. Talley, Prof. W. J.
Rivers, Prof. John LeOonte, Colonel J.
Sloan and Col. J T>. Childs.
On motion, tho meeting adjourned.
JAMES G. GIBBES, Chairman.
I). B. MILLER, Secretary.
Tho Masonic Hall iu Atlanta,
Ueorgia, was destroyed by fire ou
Tuesday night. Loss $100,000.