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gg We understand that a hail storm of some
-severity, was felt some days ago, in the vicinity
of Pomaria, doing damage to the growing crops.
.Other sections also hae experienced like visit
" It is exceedingly mortifying to hear. the
numberless complaints of ubscribers not getting
their papers, when it is' regularly printed and
mailed. Everything and everybody is out of
gear now, but we are still in harness, and send
the paper -regularly.
The kind friend who sent us a silk worm in
payment of subscription will receive a world of
thanks for so timely a relief. It will be impos
sible however to send d paper in return as no
name was signed to the ipteresting document ac
companying the worm, an omission greatly re
gretted, for we don't like to be the recipient of a
'retail' generosity without being able to return
it. Many thanks.
This time honored 'institution' brought'a large
number of old faces together on Monday, beside
a sprinkling of -foreigners. But little business
was transacted. A seedy war-horse was offered
to the highest bidder, but contrary to custom
was not sold to the highest, the bid being. too
low. Our friend, the general, concluded n'ot to
play with leyr, so made it a' draw game. Knots
of eager, hungry news-seekers, swarmed the
- streets, much tq the gratification of the few who
love to disperise a b\udget of 'bearsays,' to open
"mouthed listeners. We did hear- of-an anticipa
ted raid, Intended to end the performances of tie.
day, but believe it was postponed in consequence
of the party threatened getting up a counter af
terpiece, in which the prineipal characters sport
ed guav.
School Eaminaton.
" An Interesting little afftir came off last Thurs
- day .night at Helena. It was an examination of
8 the pupils belonging to Mrs. Braziel's schocl.
The various. Zompositions were appropriate, and
delivered with 'happy effect. The you.ng ladies
we're graceful, at ease, and-fascinat.ing. Their
fine culture speaks well for the preceptress.
The pleasures of tbe' evening were increased
by a number of ladies and gentlemeu who lent
their musical talent to the c-ccasion. Beautiful
songs and duets were sung with delicious sweet
fiess. Several ladies presided in turn at the
piano, with the skill of artistds, and, aided by
the soft melody of the flute, the sweet 'strains
"Came o'er the ear like the sweet South wind,
That breathes upon a bed of violets, -.
Stealing and giving odour."
IrFishing and Moonshine
The number of parties,. pic-nics, and fishiung
V froie, alresdy past .and yet to come, shows f.)at
the Johnnies, W.illies and Tommies have come
home, and that. our Sallics, Betties anfd- annies,
are aware of that fact ; hence the frolics. 'i1
- the good things and sweet, that the creative fant'
* cy of the young ladies, mixed up with smiles and
*boquets, can cencoct, are brought into 'requisi
tion to entice the s'waitis into lovng subjection.
The fishing frolics are all moonshine, and "the
mute little fish,' thoug they can't speak they
wish." beg that all fishers might leave them as
free to their sports as the above class do, for they
seldom disturb' their quiet. There are "ether
fish to fry," and the bait used is 'of too delecta
a ble a character to -waste'- upotn the 'finny tribe.
How dblicious to munch pound cake under a June
ap'ple tree, with such charming right and left hand
support.ers. We regret that old married folks
2are not privileged to enjoy-these little festivities,
but fashion-makes it right, 'and so it 'must be.
Some of the girls are sad mad-caps though, a-s
'lately we heard of invitations being sent out, for
a party that.did not come of, and that a number
of young suckers had a vain gallop over the
* 'country from pond to pond in search of the 'girls
of --.' Take care young ladies, the boys must
not be trified with..
'deem it proper to advise our pu'blic that .the mil
itary government of the-United States bias wholly
-superseded the civil governmeiit.of the,State and
eity. There is now no other authority here than
a mtilitary authority. This being the case;'it will.
be well for the citizens to ask~ what are the requi
sitions of the ,mil.itary e omman dant of the ~city
of Colgioia, and, to comply with them. Lieut.
Col. Haughton, the conmmandant, has his quar
ters in the brown stone building, .on the South
- side of the Colle-ge Campus. The Acting Pro
evst Marshal, Lieut. John Waltcn, will be'found.
in the'same quarters. The latter officer is pre
Spared to want parcles to soldiers and to admir.
Mter the o,ath to all citi:rens.. ,We be-lieve that
this isanecessary condition prior to the transac
6i~ of any business.-Commis ?xniz.
- Amnesty Exclusions.
To a gentleman, lately from Charleston, We are
indebted for the following, said to be the except
ed class under the amnesty proclamation by Presi
dent J.ohnston:
All men in the army above t'.e rink of
Colonel, in navy above,lientenant ; 'all.men who
have left judicial stations under theV. S. Gov
ernment ; all who left the U. S. army and navy
to engage - in the rebellion ; all civil and dfplo
matic agents of so-called C. S.; all who mal
treated Union prisoners ; all who engaged in the
raids from Canada ; all who incited in the Fort
Pillow massacre ; all who have been engaged in
violating the commercial and revenue laws of
the,U. S. in any form, shape or way ; all who,
having over $20,000 worth of property, gave aid
and comfort to the rebellion.. All applicationsfor
special clemency will be considered by the Pres-.
ident. The proclamation is, an append to the
amnesty proclamation of Mr. Lincoln;
1ass Meeting of Freedmon.
The Augusta Chronicle if Sentinel gives an ac
count of a-large meeting in that city on'the 27th
ult. The audienice was estimated at five thous
I and, mainly freedmen. A military banid enliven
ed the occasion. The stand was occupied by
military officers and some citizens, and amongst
them the Mayor and Bishop Pierce of the M. E.
Church. Dr. French, chaplain U. S. Army, ad
dressed the freedmen on their new relations to
society and government. He sought to impress
them with the necessity.of supporting themselves
by honest industry and not by petty pilfering or
by more flagrant. violations of law. He greatly
pr'ferred that in all eases where they were not
treated with cruclty or injustice,tha't they should
remain aith Lheir former masters. That they be
cheerful, contented, and do more work and bet
ter work for their employers as freedmen than
they had formierly done as slaves. To love and
respect their former masters who had provided
for them in childhood and sickness. As-to their
status, they were fred citizens of the United
States, but their political and social rights were
still undefined. a. ch good advice, touching ma
ny df their besetting vkes, was given, which
eeme-i to meet the hearty approbation of the
At the 'conclusion of Dr. French's address
lapt.. Bryant,- the Superintendent or the Bureau
of Freedmen, proc.eeded to address the me dng.
This gentleman said that the war just closed
had not been waged for the abolition of slavery.
But, said he, while inan proposes God disposes.
Contrary to all human expectation the events. of
the contest had been so shaped by Divine Provi
dence tthat slavery had been subverted.
You are now free by the decision of th&Unite i
States Governme;t, but it i for you- to de nou
strate by your good conduct,' that you are not
udworthy of the boon conferred on you. .
I concur in the advice giveg you bj' the rever
end gentleman who has just addressed you, that
undet ordinary circutmstandes you shouid be will
ing to enter into coiitra'ets for ivages with your
late masters. And when~ these contracts are
inade,~'abide b'y them in good faith. Don't form
habits.of vagabondism, for this will not be per
mitted. Anid I wish to say further, that while
you will be shielded from oppression and injury
you shall be punished for your evil deeds. We
want peace and harmony. Discord has resigned
long enough in this sunny land. Go forth then
in the spirit of freemen to performp your parts no.
bly in the Drama of Life. In this way you shall
shane your enemies and justify the confidence of
'our friends both North and South.
The foregoing is a very imperfect outline of
these addresses. They contain however the sub
stance of what was said, and we commend them
to the consideration of tZe planters.
We omitted to state that the meeting- was
opened with prayer by Rev. Robrt Drayton (col
ored) and after.singing the doxology was closed
with the benedietion by Bishop Pierce.
that a military court is now in' sessi'on in M
con, for the ivestigation of charges against
eitizens and soldiers who have been engaged
in horse trading.
So time since, we warned our people
against purc.hasing anything which belonged
to the late so called Confederate Government,
unless it bad the "condemned -mark" of the
United States Governmxent upon it. Thousands
of horses, mules and wagons. have been illegi
timately disposed of by those having them in
chrge. They .must~ all be returned to, the.
proper. authorities at the various military
posts. Those parties having them in, their
possession now miay endeavor to disposo of
them. It wili, 'however, make no difference
with the Government whether the*"party who
hs tbe property in their possession when'
found bought it from a soldier 'or a private,
citizen. Government' property is Government
proerty, no matter how obtained.
We N,therefoi-e, caution all not to purchase
anything in the shape of Governient pr-oper
ty, unless it .has -.tirst been condemned by
Government officials.-[Auegatz. Chronicle,
May 20.
*Halden has.been appointed Governo"' of North
Carolina, and is. empored'to call a convention
to-change the constitution of that Star:, by the
proclamatieni giving him 'authority so to do. Ne'
groes- are exclud ,d from voting.
FARt rp Nryw YosK FR3s SmAVANIA.-The,
passenger fareirtm Savannah to New -York is
$1mi a m_ ad $20 in steerage.
To the Benevolent and Patri ntic.
The undersigned beg leave respee ly to
recommend to your consideration, Lieut '. Monroo
H. Harman, Co. K. 20th' go. Ca. Vels., K. 'haw's
Brfgade. Lieut. Harman is from L ezlington
Village and early in 1861-entered the se. rvice as
a'private in Co. 0. Ist So. Ca. Vols;, com manded
by Col. Gregg, and Bonham's Brigade. ' ;i -to
Virginia and there remained until his R eginent
was disbanded by the expiration of its t ersn of
service. Shortly afterwards he again volu ateei'ed
and was made Orderly Sergeant of Co. R. 26th
So. Ca. Vols., and upon its reorganizatio a -was
elected 2d Lieut., and some time afterwarc 'was
promoted to 1st Lieut., of 'the -same con ipany.
FFrom the time he entered the service h, t was
always prompt and energetic in the dischard e 'of
his duties and during the whole period fromt that
time to the present was never in a Hospital' but'
a very few days, and ,never absent from, his
command until the disastrous battle of the y9th
October'1864, in the Valley of Virginia, whc in he
was'in.command of his company, at'which 'tim
he was wounded and taken prisoner and was
retained by the enemy until about the 10t'' of
February last, when he was paroled and, arrived
at his home on the 28th of March, but in a con
ilition which unfits him for any further service to
the Country and inability to assist himself. Iis
wound was through the right eye taking it out
entirely, and the lod'gement of the ball under the
left eye deprives him of sight. The little he had
has been spent in the service 'of his Country .and.
destroyed by the enemy, his little property con
sisting of a House in the Village of Lexington
which gave shelter to-his aged Father and Mother
and which was burned by Sherman's army, in
their passage through this District so that he
add they are not 6nly left without clothing for
food but even a shelter, it is hoped and believed
that a grateful people, will not suffer such a
soldier to want for the' common necessaries Of
life, his neighb'ors would glaily -come to his
assistance but by the invasion of the enemy have
been deprived of the means, and. hence this
appeal. '1
Most respectfully submitted, by
F. S.'Lewis, State Senator, Lexington District.'
.no. H. Counts, Representative ; S. P. Wingard,
Clerk of the Court; A. Efird, Ordina.ry henry
A. Meetze, Com. in Eq., L. D.; J.4 S. Derrick,
T. C. L. D.; George' S. Swygert, S. L. D:; L. H.
Russell, Lt. & E. 0. L. D.; W. Berly, pastor of
St. Stephens, L. D.; Rev. H. A. Smith, local mm
ister ; G. A. Fink,. Editor Lexington Flag.
LOCUST GROVE, May 8th, 1865.
I have this Aay.carefully examined Lieutenant
If. H. Harman, and find him totally inc apacita
ted for any business whatever. :His devotion to
the South, patriotism' and unt,ring zeal,- jurtlry
entitie him to the worthy 'consideration pi. a
g'rateful' people. F.- S..LEWIS, M. D.
J. J. CHISOLM, h. D.
S.i'L FATIR, M. D.
WRoNG.-We notice some of our ex.hDnges
are endeavoring to inculcate the tallacious
idea into,the ininds of their readers that "if
three- fourths of the States do not adopt the
constitutional amendment enacted by the
Fedgra' Congress, that slavery will continue
'to exist." 'ihis is all wrong. The 'idea is a
wrong one and it is decidedly wrgng to'en-,
deavor fo induce the .community to. build
their hopes o&a foundation of sand.
There is one thing which is a fi'ed fact, re
pugnant and disagreeable ": it may be to
many of onr people. It is this. Sjavery is
an institution which has ceased to exist. It
is an institution which was killed by its pro
fessed friends. This being the case, it will be
fir better for us to shape our course in accor
dance with things as they are, than to en
deavor to stem the current and be overwhelmed
with the mighty erushing torret6t of public
Slaveryis nufi>ered among the things
that were. This should be kept constantly
in view by..us in all our transactions and in
every arrangement we make. By remember
in the fact, and not allowing ourselves to be
deiuded by any falso hopes or to be deceived
or misled by any false.lights, we will in the
end be much 'better off.' Reader, when you
.see a newapaper.editor, or a pot house politi
cn trying te prove corret whaj '"commuon
sense teaches you is not so, follow him not.
Remember that by so doing you would sim
ply be'-illustrating the parable of the "blind
eding the blind,"-both of you will stumble
andfall together. 'Our late bitter experience
ought to teach us a lesson never to be forgot
ten.-Auwpsta Chronicle and Sentinel..
oRs.-It:appears to be extremely .diffcult for
he Washington assassins and .conspirators to'
obtain lawyers to act as couzisel.. They have not
succeeded in getting any 'ome as yet wh" will
a#ree to under~k task of defending em.
was thoughtC thrst that IReverdy. Johnson,
Senator frpmgarfland, would appear for some
of them;bit.he has suddenly, "been obliged" to
gfo"geltdin Pennsylvania to look after,an im
pfttnt4ilroad case.
(j?ye,'the assassin who attempted to kill Mr.
ward has made full confession, acknowledgeing,
i guilt, and made two attempts to committ sui
cide and save himself front being hung, wilich
fate heifully, expects to be meted out to him. He
is .describe'd as being very brutal in appearance
and' looks as if he possessed but little ramd and
heart.* Augusta Sentinel.
The Chinese washermena in Sai .Francisco iron
their clothes with a greawt frying pan. full of
charcoal, sprinkling them by filling their mouths
'with water, and spirting it dexterously and et'en
ly forth.
The first. passenger train from Macon to
Atlanta reached the lattet city on the 81st
-last Friday.
' Vice stin,gs i.s even in our treasures, but
virtue. consoles us even in our pains,
CIrY OF C?trMBAr, S. C.,
May 27, 1865.
General Orders No. 2
INFORMATION having been received at these
headquarters of the existence of armed
bands of marauders 'infeating the country and
committing depredations, bn the . property of
peaceful citizens, it is hereby ordered'that-all
per'sons composing such will be conmdered and
treated as outlaws, and if.-caught, will eceive
the severest punishment of military law.
The United States Government is-desirouwof"
protecting all peaceful and law abiding citizens,*
and they will confer a favor on. these headquar
ters, and do justice to themselves by giving anor
information, they may have in their possession
respecting 'the names and niovernetat of such
bands, and, if possible, aiding in their capture.
The time has arrived when it behoo'es every
citizen to do all in his power to assist the military
forces of the. United States to restore lieace and
harmony throughout the land. By orde- of
25th 0. V. V. I., Com'dg U. S. Forces,
City of Columbia.
W. J..KYLE, 2d Lieut. 2th 0. V. V. I.
ELEcTRIcAL; ExPERIMENT.-A piece of gold
leif, two and a half inches long and one and a
guarter inches wid is cut into the form of a
'kite or fish, placen a piece of paper and
piresented to the knob of a lar&e L,yden jar.
charged with electricity. When detachedby'
a, knife the leaf spring towards the knob, but
stops within two inches, and remains hoter
-ing in the air, the tail waving like . that of a
fish-When-the jar is moved, thie gold leaf
follows.and continues to float for nearly an
hour. The experiment may be made with a
smaller jar and with smaller pieces of gold
The famous Belle Boyd has come' to grief in
England. .Sbe has been turned penniless out of
her hotel, and the land lord retained her bagg
age a3 security for his bill. She has also parted.s
with :01 her jewelry, and is in a state of great
destitution. _
Jo5h Billings says: !'That if a men is 'ping'
to make a business of serving the Lord, .be likes
to see him do it when he measures out otions as
-*ell as when he hollers glory hallelujer."
John C. Heenan, the bruiser, - lias married an
English girl, and "retired from. public life;" to
spend his declining years in keeping a: inn.
Imnortant Notike.
I will exchange four bushels coarse Liverpool
Fklt for oie barrel of Flour ; and one bushel
S:t - for two of corn ; and will atso purchase
Wheat for which I will pay the Market Price in
c'ash. .' . - A. HARRIS.
.Jnne.7 tf
Medical Card.
D R. JAES McINTOSH offer3 lis services,
it the 'practice of redicine andSurgery,
to the ditizens of Newberry grd vicinity.
Office-3-that formerly occupied by the late Dr.
Th.owrpoon. Residence a'ti Mrs. Hliggime.
June '1 tf
Wanted immegately.
r 0 RENT, a Melodeon or Piktno. The greatest
I care will be taken with the ingru:ment.
Enquire at this office.-' June 7
Medkcal Card.
Da. S.- POPE offerA bh professional.
serrices to the citizens of New berryr.
Can be found during the' day at the Drug Store
of Dr. Williams, at night, for. the present, at the.
residence of Dr. Peter Mon. . '. May 22 3
To the Public of. Newberry.
-: RS. J. I. CARROLL, having located per
ILmanently in N~ewberry, offers her services
as insti-uctress in Vocal and Instrumnental Music
also'French, German; and Italian .language.
For terms? &c;, apply at her repidence, over Mr.
Wicker's Store, Main Street.
. May 23 St
Rf .-G. W. GA RMANY offers hit'profesioip
.Lservi,es . to the. citizens of Nebgy
Helenja and surrounding country. Ome af.
Dr. Ewarts.. All orders left there will.he.prsmpt
ly attended to.
. May 23 . -
I HEREBY warn all parties not to tradid a~
INTY E giyen by4ne tb MICH4L fr EAU)
for a Thqusand Dollar,, in the year 1864, as said
note has been paid.* -
May 4, 1.865. -A. M. WICKER.
CARD FACTORY.will take place.in Gre
wdod, A&bb ville District, o" the ftft .ia~
inJunenet, at 2 o'ckdek,?. M. The mnembist -
generalHy are requested to attend, as ina2ters t
interest will.be' brought to the notice of.tha e -
ciety. .
- By order of Executive Qommittee.
- ay 13 ~.Secretary and Treissurer.
* NEEDLES, &c,
TObarter for Bacon, Bufter-IardrCorn, at
A T the Martin House, all kinds of produce fot
which..cash wi be paid at Nfewberry
prces April 15

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