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Tuesday Morning, Nov. 27. 1866.
Tile Constitutional A med mm-nt.
We presuma that Governor Orr, at*
a matter of form, will transmit to
the Legislature, the Constitutional
Amendment proposed by tho radical
Congress. lu view of tho mighty
efforts now being made by a por?
tion of tho Northern press, and her
politicians generally, thc subject is
ono" that must command the most
serious consideration. That these
presses and politicians are determined
to force this measure upon the South,
there can belittle doubt, as from per?
suasive language, they have resorted
to threats, and are resolved to subju?
gate the South moro effectually than
she now is.
This fact is being more impressed
upon us, by the change in tho tone
of many Northern journals. Some
of these papers-leading journals ol
the North, which supported Presi?
dent Johnson's policy of reconstruc?
tion-have"squarely abandoned that
position, and still professing friend?
ship and approval of most of his
measures, are trying to persuade him
to recommend the adoption of the
amendment by the South. What we
desire to call attention to now, are
tie threats used by semi-conservative,
but recently converted, radical jour?
nals. The New York Times, speaking
of the Constitutional Amendment,
.'Instead of being the worst the
Stevens party could do or think of,
we have only to recall the schemes ol
confiscation, banishment, disfran?
chisement and execution that wert
proposed, to show the folly of this
This is simply "your money m
your life." The South is in no con
dition, as a cotemporary remarks, tc
offer resistance, nor does she propose
any. If we are not to have a Ire?
exercise of our opinion, upon anj
question of public policy, why di
the radical party stoop to the mock
evy of pretending to submit it ti
our determination? Tho Nat ?ona
Intelligencer, one of the ablest journal:
in the country, very pointedly says
that when you Lave a man in you:
power, to insist upon his doing wha
is extremely obnoxious to him
by threatening him with something
more galling, is not a very manly o:
acceptable method of arguing.
Nominally, at least, this is a frei
country, and men should be lef
some choice; but the Times and SOUK
other journals-the Herald .ind Even
ing Post-scoff and threaten by turns
in a way that strikes at all possibl
choice. The question should b
argued, not forced, or tho most radi
cal platform -may as well be adoptei
nt once, and the programme of Foi
ney be enacted throughout, tba
three-fourths of the States now rep
resented be claimed as the three
fourths meant by the Constitutior;
and the farce of sending it even t
the Southern legislatures be recaller
The people of the South, it is true
are powerless; but we do not believ
they can be intimidated into a suie
dal act. They may have lost all br
honor-let them preserve that, at a
ADMIRAL SESIMES AS PROBAT
JUDGE.-In the Alabama Stato Li
gislature, on the 19th inst., a bi
was passed providing for the appoin
inent of a Judge of the Probate Cour
of Mobile County, who is to act unt
Admiral Semrrtes, or his successo
is or may be permitted or enabled 1
discharged the duties of that office.
It will be remernbei-ed that Ad mir
Semmes was appointed Probate Judj
some time since, but was not allowt
to serve by the United States mi
tary autboiities, on account of n
having received the pardon of t]
How THE RELEASE OF THE ANDI
SON PRISONERS WAS OBTAINED.-T,
Baltimore Sun, in alluding to the i
cent release of Messrs. Keyes, Byre
and Stowers, says:
They were demanded by the ci'
authority, under a writ of hube
corpus issued by Judgo Hall, t
District Judge of the United S tal
for the District of Delaware. Jud
Hall is a magistrate venerable ali
by his years, and by the dignity a
thinness with which ho has, thron
a iong career, administered his hi
office. The mandate of his court v
obeyed, the prisoners were broug
before him, and after a patient he,
ing of the case, they were discharge
on the express? ground that, "acco:
ing to the law of the laud, the p
soners ought not to and cannot
Leid under the commuted sentei
of this military commission, and tl
they be discharged."
Money tS\c t?rent Waint.
Tho grout -wanI of tho Southern j
people at this time is money. Tho
surrender of the Confederate armies, j
utter the desolating march of Gen. j
Sherman from Atlanta to the sea, i
and from the sea through this State !
and North Carolina, left the South?
ern people impoverished and helpless,
and, as the Wilmington 'Dispatch
remarks, the South is as poor us Job's
Two-thirds of the property of the
Southern people went with the sur?
render of our armies, and with tho
other third wc have been struggling
and straining to get along,, aud re?
cover that which we lost. But money
is still scarce, and how to get the
article is tho great question. There?
fore it is, that every suggestion rela?
tive to the subject, should be con?
sidered by our people. The Charles?
ton Mercury has the following:
"Abolition 6f the usury laws. Let
banks, not of issue, but of discount
and deposit, be authorized by the
Southern State Legislatures, to any
amount the wants of the S-ate re?
quire. ]jet the stockholders be
liable only to the amount of their
stock. It says, also, that it may be
objected to such banks, that they will
not afford for the currency they use
any security beyond their capital.
This is true; but this currency will
have the same security as banks of
issue. Suppose, for instance, what
we presume will be the case, that the
stock subscribed is paid in, iu the
currency of tho national banks. This
currency has bonds of the United
States, lodged in the Treasury of the
United States to support it. It is
just as good, after being put out into
circulation, when used by one bank
?is another. The banks we propose
to establish, will use the currency
which the national hanks secure.
The national banks make it good,
not only by the stock of the United
States deposited in the Treasury oi
che United States, but with all theil
other means of payment. Thc
national banks buy their currency by
the United States bonds. The bank;:
we propose, will use it."
We do not knowhow far legislation
can aid the people, but we think oui
Senators and Representatives, now iu
session, should earnestly consider,
aud diligently inquire into, tho best
means of affording relief to om
poverty-stricken people. Bread mus
be had this coming winter, and thc
lamentable fact is but too well known,
that we have not a sufficiency it
South Carolina. If -corn, therefore
cannot be laid down within ou
r^aeh for one dollar in State bonds
let the restriction requiring this bf
removed, and let ablo and intelligen
agents purchase and ship it to us or
the best terms they can procure it.
We invoke tho attention of tin
Legislature to this subject, and t<
the kindred one of supplying us wit!
a currency. To rebuild our citie
and to re-stock our plantations am
furnish means to enable our peopl
to go on successfully in the work o
recuperation, ? money is absoluter
BARXWELL DISTRICT.-Col. Brow:
has been elected Senator from Barr
well District, in place of 3VTr. Lawton
MR. DAVIS.-Three ministers, RCA
Drs. Duncan. Edwards and Burrows
visited Mr. Davis recently, and break
fasted with him. Since the recen
changes mado in his quarters, an
since Mrs. Davis and lier sister hav
been removed into the rooms prepai
ed for them, Mr. Davis hus becom
more cheerful. His health has b<
come very much improved of lat<
and he speaks very confidently <
BAT? CONDITION.-The Nash vii!
Gazelle saya, in a recent article upo
the political condition:
We have argued earnestly to sho
that the South has nothing worse t
fear from the radicals, than a pn
longed exclusion from Congresi
That.-though an abominable injustici
is not a heavy grievance. For ou
selves, we are rather sony that Ter
uesscehas boen admitted; and wou]
readily agree for her to be exclude
for six years longer, upon conditio
of having a republican form of gi
vernmeut, such as is enjoyed by tl
people of Geargia or Alabama. W
regard Tennessee and Missouri as tl
most unfortunate and oppressed i
ail the States.
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GOVERNMENT BONDS REDEEM ABI
IN GOLD.-A letter from S?cr?tai
McCullough to Messrs L. P. Mortt
& Co., of New York, just publishe
affirming it to be the policy of tl
Government to redeem ail its boni
in gold, lias had an assuring effie
among foreign dealers in bonds, ai
a sympathetic improvement abroi
is anticipated. The aunonnceuie
of the fact will no doubt material
affect the price of gold as well as
Government bonds, and ought
bave a wholesome influence on o
(ii lierai Amnesty.
The Now York World, in arr article
upon this subject, has tho following
The most solid reason for a general
amnesty does not rest on any senti?
mental notions of niagnamity, but as
a business-like regard for the general
welfare. The capital, which the
South so much needs for the revival
of its prosperity, will not go into that
section in small driblets. Wealthy
individuals or associations must bor?
row in large sums, in the first in?
stance, aud servo as reservoirs for
distribution among weaker men
whoso credit is known only in their
own localities. Tho class excluded
from the first amnesty comprises all
the men with credit enough to make
loans outside of the Southern States;
but until their titles are restored to
them by an amnesty, they can give
no solid security, and aro as badly
off as distant borrowers as if they
were not worth a dollar. Moreover,
the men of wealth posesses tho busi?
ness talent, the energy, the enterprise
of the South. They are the men to
set tho wheels of the arrested ma?
chine in motion by their activity,
sagacity, and force of character, as
well as by their pecuuiary means.
But until they are amnestied, they
are bound hand and foot. The shock
which has tumbled tho old industrial
system of the South iuto ruins, makes
it expedieut that many enterprising
men should change their pursuits;
that they should take their capital
out of a former business, to seek a
more profitable investment in an- |
other. The facilit3T of such transfers
is one of the most important condi?
tions of recuperation after a general
wreck. But while a man's property
is liable to confiscation he caunot
sell it, because he can give no title.
The consequence of withholding
pardon from the wealthy class is,
that the business of tho South is
kept in a stato of stagnation.
SOUTHERN MEDICAL COLLEGE.-We
clip the subjoined item from the New
The Medical College of Alabama
had been put in repair, and the pro?
fessors were on hand to attend to
their duties, but they had not stu?
dents enough to justify opening the
institution for the winter session. So
many Southern students prefer the
Northern schools, chat the medical
colleges throughout tho South are
barely paying expenses. There are
two colleges ia operation in New
Orleans, one in Louisville, one in
Nashville, one in Charleston and
another in Atlanta.
Since the overthrow of the Spanish
authority in Mexico-not quite a
half century ago-but three Presi?
dents, it is stated, have served the
full term of office for which they were
elected. During the same period
there have beeu more than three
hundred revolutions in the country.
Their constitution and laws have at
no time received greater respect than
is now shown by the radicals to ours,
while their appreciation of tho prin?
ciples of representative democratic
government has been as low and im?
perfect, as that'displayed by Wendell
Philips or Thad. Stevens. Under
such circumstances, how could poor
Mexico be other than what she is?
Tho New York World says: "It
is consoling, in view of the possible
elevation of Mr. Horace Greeley to
the United States Senate, to be as?
sured that the Secretary of State does
not think him a dangerous person.
According to a late visitor to tito
Secretary. 'Horace Greeley,' Mr.
Seward said, 'is a great man-a man
so full of genius and of such power,
that if ho had a particle of common
sense wo shouid have to hang him.
But he is a d-d fool, and therefore
The New York Herald, it appears,
has recently made overtures to the
several managers and showmen in
New York, looking to an adjustment
of the difficulty that had been stand?
ing between them for over a year,
and asked them all to advertise again
in the Herald; when they one and all
declined doing so, alleging they' had
done better since the Herald abused
them than they ever did before.
The Agricultural Convention, now
in session in R;chmoud, Va., is
exciting considerable attention.
Matters of great social and economi?
cal importance are there discussed.
The Convention has resolved to
petition the Legislature for ? repeal
of the usury laws; the old rate of
six per cent, to remain in cases
where no higher rate is agreed upon.
Not the least important work of
the approaching Congress may be
looked tor from the Special Commit?
tee on Retrenchment, appointed
toward the close of the last session,
with leave to sit and take testimony
during the recess. They have been
hard at work during a portion of tb*
vacant period. They are now in ses?
sion in New York.
A Texas lady being asked at a New
York dinner table to drink a toast to
Gen. Butler, consented, and as her
glass contained about a drop of wine,
she raised it to her lips and smilingly
said, "Here's a drop for Butler."
The New York Board of Aldermen
have adopted a resolutiva to sell the
lower end of the Park to tho General
Government asa site for a naw post
office, the price to be $1,000,000.
To the Editor of the Phoenix.
SIR: TO offer an opinion, during tho
extraordinary session, upon tho proceed
inga of the Legislature, would, perhapB,
have been neither just nor wise. But 'rte
can now pronounce fairly upon the result
of its deliberations ; and some of tho
viowa taken of its recent action may bo of
profit to tho ?amo body in its regidar ses?
Tho General Assembly was convened by
tho Executive, in discharge of his view of
the duties imposed upon his office, by tho
reasons specified in his proclamation. To
wit: Recognition of the Civil Rights Act -
adaptatiou of the jurisdiction of tho State
to existing laws-and supplies of food for
a hungry population. Tins was the avowed
object, and how was it accomplished? Tho
Eeoplo did not murmur at tho expense,
ut havo the right to ask whether tho
work was well done. Eighteen days were
passed in session, and our heavily tasked
treasury was deprived of about as many
thousands of dollars. Much business
seems to havo been referred to Commit?
tees, and several bills, comparatively unim?
portant, passed. The Civil Rights Act was
recognized. A District Court Act was
passed, which has only served to interfere
with thc jurisdiction of tho Superior Courts
before its own courts are in operation, and
4eave our jails tilled with prisoners, who
cannot be tried until thc mischief has been
repaired at tho regular session. The bill
which looked to the supply of food, did not
receive its final reading in time; yet the
subject had been called to the attention of
.the people by the prospect of famine in
portions of thc State-of want, in all. Tho
call of the Executive entitled it to special
consideration. Perhaps there is no reme?
dy. If that is the cast, tile constituents
should know it. It gives us fortitude to
feel that tho earnest effort of good men has
| been made for our relief. Ruta resolution
was passed, authorizing tho Governor to
purchase corn*. There is doubt as to its
validity--and it is evident that an act
would havo beeu free from this objection.
Was it meant to flatter the popular cry and
bring no relief? Or was it ignorance, or
improper haste ? Does it become a legis?
lative body to resort to such an expedient,
as this may lie construed, to allRy clamor
which want excites ? Does it speak any
better for its intelligence, to attribute such
an error to lnck of judgment? It in pro?
bable, however, that the time and attention
of its members was ??bsorbed, and their
intelligence distracted by otfier mat?
ters. If this cause exists, wo havo tho
right to consider Us merit. We find it in
thc act which was enacted to re-establish
the stay law, and have evidence of its ac?
tion printed on tho journals. This occu?
pied the time of the General Assembly and
drew that large portion from the pittance
of our Treasury. Now, sir, patriotic mo?
tives excuse much error in the expendi?
ture of time and money; and if wisely di?
rected, command unceasing gratitude. Rut
it is the duty as well as the right of a sov?
ereign people to examine the conduct of
entrusted delegates, that they may know
when to approve and whom to blame.
The stay law of 1805 was decided by the
Cont t of Errors-the cumulated force cf the
judicial department of our government- j
to be unconstitutional ; because it prevent- j
ed the legal enforcement ol the obligation ?
of contracts. The Act of September, lsG(>, j
appears to us peonle to be about tho same
thing. They both save ns from paying I
ourklebts; only the last is moro generous to j
rich debtors, and takes in all, except those j
poor fellows who were so unfortunate as u< >t j
to got more than a hundred dollars worth
of property for nothing. But we call them !
both the stay law. Yet it is difficult for* 1
such common senso as ours to draw the
nice distinction of words, which makes t no
things, so same in fact, so different in law,
that OTIC is unconstitutional, and the other
is properly passed by a body of men who
are sworn to obey tho constitution. Who
is wrong? It does not need a journal to
show everything. People can sec, and
must feel it deeply when heat, party spirit,
and personal invective enter into and mar
tho calm dignity of debate. It ia no ?lis
respect to say that, perhaps, tho spirit of
party divisions now existing in various
parts of the State, and individual interest
affecting each community, may have
touched upon the feelings and motives of
tho legislative body. We now urge upon
tho members to profit by thc bad example
of tho last session. Do less talking and
more good. Forget self for a abort timo
and act for the public welfare. A short
session will save much money ; no legisla-*
tion is better than bad legislation. Pro?
ceed under tho general principles contain?
ed in tho following good'advice, which a
people may well receivo when disturbed by
political contests which involve the consti?
tution: "The dearest interests of this
country aro its laws and its constitution.
Against every attack upon these, there will
be always found amongst us tho firmest
spirit of resistance, superior to tho united
efforts of faction and ambition ; for ambi?
tion, though it docs not always take tho
lead of faction, will bo suro in the end, to
make tho moat fatal advantago of it, and
draw it to its own purposes. Rut wo trust
that our day of trial is yet far off ; and
there is a fund of good sense in lids country
?winch cannot tony be deceived hy the arts
either of false reasoning or false patriot?
This should bo specially applicablo to
our present condition. We stand at the
omi of a war in a noblo cause which has
suffered defeat. Wo retain little power,
little wealth, but tho samo undying obli?
gation to preserve our honor, which no
power can take from brave men's hearts -
and to exert our intelligence to tho benefit
of our people. Tho old schools have died.
War brings out sad exposures of vice, but
some noble truths. Treasure both. Re?
member men who did their duty at a time
when there was room and need for every
hand. Nevor forget those who shrunk
from danger, or preferred themselves to
the common cause. The lesson of history
teaches us that it is well to reject tho ser?
vices of these-whatever may bo their ca?
pacity-and rest upon thoso whom trial
has proved honest. Repose trust in thoso
who havo been faithful in tho eflort to pre?
serve your liberty and ptotcct vour inter?
PORT OF CHARLESTON. NOV. 26.
Steamship Andalusia, Rursley, New York.
Brig Potomac, Snow, Now York.
WEST TO SEA YESTERDAY.
Steamship Quaker City, Weat, Now York.
Steamship George B. Upton, Boston.
Steamship Whirlwind, Philadelphia.
ACOMPETENT OVERSEER for a Cot
tou Plantation-ono without a family.
Address J. B. BURTON, Key Box 104, Co?
lumbia Poet OtUce. Nov Ti 3*
? NEW BLACK TRUNK, with light-co
?. lorod wooden strips on the top, was
m -d by a-paasenger from Greenville, at
th olumbia Depot, last evening-perhaps
c ;ed to tho wrong house. A auitabla
rt>v> rd will be paid for information left at
this office, so that it can bo recovered.
Nov 27 1
Legislature of South Carolina.
Monday, November ?G, 1SGG.
Tho Senate met at 7 p. m.
Mesera. Drown an<l Fort, Senators elect,
appeared and qualified.
A message was sent to the House, an?
nouncing that tho Senate waa ready to
proceed to business.
A committee was appointed to wait on
the Governor and inform him that the Sen?
ate was roadv to receive any communica?
tion ho may feel disposed to makf.
Adjourned to meet at 12 o'clock to-mor?
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 7 p. m., in tho Uni?
versity Chapel-a quorum being present.
Messrs. Carson, McBee, DeSaussuro,
Walker, Fisbburno and McElwec, mem?
bers elect, were present, sworn in and
took their seats.
A committee was appointed to wait on
tho Governor and inform him that the
House was ready to receive any communi?
cation from him.
Thc House adjourned, to meet to-mor?
row, at 12 o'clock.
Wo select the following items of foreign
news from thc last steamer's accounts :
The usual banquet was given by tho new
Lord Mayor of London on the 9th inst. All
the Cabinet Ministers were present. The
Earl of Derby, in bia speech, said tho Min?
istry desired to earn the good will of tho
people by their acts, but he thought it
would not be well at present to state how
they proposed to carry their desire into
effect. He rejoiced at the return of peace
in both hemispheres. He could not but
believe that that great and powerful na?
tion, America, would speedily know how to
quell the agitation which at present exist?
ed within it, and that peace would reign
from one end of its shores to ttie other.
He looked upon the completion of the At?
lantic cable as another proof that England
was mistress of the seaa.
The London 'Hines says that Derby made
one of his happiest after-dinner speeches,
and it notices, as of great importance, the
intimation that a proposition for tho ar?
rangement of the difference between Eng?
land and America with respect to thc Ala?
bama claim would be favorably entertained
and that the duties of neutrals in mara?
thon war might, if necessarv, be reme?
lt was reported that a well matured plan
was under consid?r?t i< nby Disraeli, Chan?
cellor of tho Exchequer, for placing the de?
benture system of English railways on a
basis of perfect security, and also of mak?
ing them contributory io tho reduction of
the national debt. Another statement is,
that, he will propose in his budget that the
Government assHmo all debentures of rail?
ways, guaranteeing to the holders two per
cent, leas than the railways pay in forty
years; the national debt to be reduced one
hundred and twenty millions sterling by
the protits. Something similar is in course
of arrangement for the telegraph.
Tho Moniteur says in regard to the trou?
ble with Corea, that in consequence of a
palace re-actionary iutrigue, several mis?
sionaries in Corea have been pitt to death.
Tho French Government is but imperfectly
acquainted with the facts, and liad sent
Admiral Rosco to cruise off tho coast of
Mevis. A recent telegram via China, said
that the Admiral had declared war agaiiibt
TEN bbls. CREAM ALE, wholesale and
Nov 27_JOHN C. SEEGERS A CO.
5DDLS, fine NORTHERN APPLES.
Nov 27_JOHN C. SEEGERS A CO.
Flour and Provision Corn.
"I AA BBLS. dioico FAMILY FLOUR.
JLUV/ 50 '. EXTRA FLOUR.
25 bbls. FINE FLOUR.
500 bushels primo White PROVISION
CORN, (Maryland.) Just received per
steamer "Sea Gull."
BROWNE A- SCHIRMER,
Nov 27 13 m Main street.
Great Excitement !
AT W. T. WALTER'S,
FOR A FEW DAYS.
GOSHEN BUTTER, 30 and "5o. per lb.
_LARD. Zc._Nov 27 1
Boots and Shoes.
A FULL stock of Ladies', Gent's,
?Misses', Bovs' and Children's BOOTS,
.SHOES anil GAITERS, of all kinds,
and at LOW PRICES, at
Bank Building, opposite Court House.
For Sale, at Low Prices,
AVERY FINE MARE MULE, gentle
and in fmo order; can bo worked any
way. Also, a lirat-ratc Spring Wagon,
suitable either for one or two horses; and
a Buggy, in good order, with Harness.
Persons wishing any of tho above would clo
well to call at onco and secure good bar?
gains. Inquire at this oflice. Nov 27 2*
KA SACKS STOVAL EXCELSIOR
DU MILLS EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR
[ineat ever brought to thia market. For
sale LOW bf KENNETH & GIBSON.
Nov 27 3
1CASK fine old COGNAC BRANDY.
1 " " " MADEIRA WINE.
1 " " " SHERRY
5 bbls. superior old RYE WHISKEY-the
seat in market.
3 bbla. superior old Apple Brandy.
2 " " " (J?rn Whiskey.
The above is old and very fine, and sold
it vorv rosonable prices by
KENNETH & GIBSON.
The Pollock House.
'FlHIS now and complete establishment
J. baa been recently opened, and gentle
nen will find eveiythiug connected with
ho house in tho very best order. MEALS
lerved at short notice. Privato dinner and
tupper rooms attached.
OYSTERS, FISH, GAME and MEATS
irepared in every stylo.
Tho host of WHiES, LIQUORS, ALE,
>tc, constantly on hand.
Choice SEGARS and TOBACCO.
?a. FREE LUNCH every day at ll
>'ciock. T. M. POLLOCK, Proprietor.
Tho Phcrnir. office ia on Main street, a
few door? above Taylor (or Camden) street.
TOBICCO.-Wo aro indebted to Mr. Fan?
ning, for a package of fine smoking tobac?
co. His re-opening of his saloon yester?
day, was very popularity attended and Iiis
cuisine duly appreciated. Wo rall atten?
tion to his bill of fare this morning.
Ccu READING ROOM.-Members of tho
Legislature and tho citizens generally, aro
invited to visit tho Pkonix reading room ,
where they will find on file papers and
periodicals from every section of tho Union.
The building is open day and night.
By reference to our advertising columns,
it will bc; seen that an oration will be de?
livered before thc Euphradian Society of
the South Carolina University, this even?
ing, by Mr. T. J. Dargan, of thia District*
Tho public is invited to attend.
THE STAFF OF LIKE.--Ry reterence to our
advertising columns, our readers will learn
that Messrs Browne & Schirmer hare just
received oew supply of flour and corn.
We have examined the flour and think it
tho finest we have seen for many a day.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT.-We arc indebted to
Mr. Cdass for a good supply of Northern
journals, which he keeps constantly on
hand for salo. Those in search of tho cur?
rent literature of the day should call at
SCISSORS.-Wo are indebted to Mr. J. C.
Dial, our neighbor, for a handsome pair
of editorial scissors. We acknowledge the
offering and may remark cu jiassayit, that
Mr. Dial has everything in the hardware
line almost that can bo thought of, from a
cambric needle to a plough-share. His *fl
stock is very complete.
DON'T LET IT GO OCT OF PRINT.-The
only truthful and authentic account of tho
sack and destruction of Columbia, written
by one of South Carolina's most compe?
tent men, all the incidents being noted on
tho spot at the time. Your children will
be glad to get a copy at any price. For
aale at thc Phaakix office.
INTERESTING REPORT.-lu accordance
with tho request of his Honor tho Mayor,
a meeting of the,citizens of Columbia was
held at Gibbes' Hall, yesterday morning,
for tho purpose of receiving tho report of
the Special Committee appointed some
time since to investigate the circumstances
connectod with the great conflagration in
February of last year. A voluminous re?
port, which our space forbids us to publish
at present, was read by Chancellor Carroll,
tho Chairman o' tho Committee, fully ex?
onerating Generals Hampton and Beaure?
gard from the frequently asserted charge
of tho Northern pres*? that they had been
instrumental in causiDgthecityto be fired,
and proving, beyond the shadow of a doubt,
that the heinous offence was perpetrated
by the soldiers of Gen. Sherman, and with
his expressed sanction anil approval. Thia
view of tho affair, generally believed by
those of us who were in Columbia on that
evcr-memorUble night, was fully sustained
by statements in writing from moro than
fifty of our mont respectable citizens. Wo
are happy to learn that tho City Council
will bo requested to publish tho report in
a permanent form, aa it will vindicate, by
incontrovertible testimony, thc fair fame of
nor gallant Confederates, and locate tho
damnable sin where it properly belongs.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is c.il
ed to the following advertisements, which
??re published this morning for the firnt
R. & W. C. SwafBeld-Clothing at Cost.
Kenneth & Gibson-Flour, Liquors, Ac.
M. A. Shelton-Boots and Shoes.
Levin & Peixotto-Furniture, Ac.
Inquire at this Office-Mule. Ac, for Salo.
" " " -Trunk Lost.
Annual Oral ion before Univers'y See's.
Ventriloquism and Sleight of Hand.
Lunch at Pollock House.
Browne & Schirmer-Flour and Corn.
Croat Excitement at W. T. Walter's.
A. Stevens-House and Land to Rent.
John C. Secgers A Co.-Ale and Apples.
J. B. Burton-Overseer Wanted.
T. M. Pollock-Restaurant.
Opposite the Neus Market.
BILL OF FARE for LUNCH THIS DAY:
Nov 27 1* D. McCxUINNIS, Sup't. _
POLLOCK HOUSE !
BILL OF FARE for THIS DAY, at ll
o'clock a. m.:
Nov 27 1_T. M. POLLOCK.
BILL OF FARE for TO-DAY:
IRISH STEW, in tho best stvle.
VEGETABLE SOUP. Call and tasto.
Nov 27 1_JOHN FANNING.
The Usual Annual Oration
BEFORE the Clariosophic and Euphra
dian Societies of tho University of
South Carolina, will be delivered by Gen.
E. M. LAW, in tho University Chapel,
within the Campus,) on SATURDAY
EVENING, December 1, at 7 o'clock. The
Dubhe generativ aro invited to attend.
S. S. JOHNSTONE.
Pr?sident Euphradian Societv.
H. L. LAW, Secretary. Nov_27 5*
FOR RENT, M
?A COMFORTABLE DWELLINGS
HOUSE and three acres of LAND7
moro or less, with out-buildings at
achod, within ten minutes' walk of the
Charlotta Depot. For further particulars,
nquire o' A. STEVENS, on Assembly
itreet, one squaro arid a half South of tho
jiate House._Nov 27 1
A HOUSE, situated corner of
WfB Gates and Lady streets, containing
KlLsix rooms and out-buildings. Poa
easton ffiven 1st -December. Apply at
ACOB HUSSUNG'S Blacksmith Shop.
NOT 25 3?