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Notice the CaeCs-MAR ! "It signifies tlrat
your subscription is out, or nearl? so. And that
when it is out the paper will be 'sent no more.
sear it in mind, and if you wish to renew see
terms on first page.
Arrival of U. S. Forces.
C: E, 25th Ohio Regiment, under command of
Captain Mirrrty, arrived here Monday rast. They
have eucamped on 'Academy Grove. We un
derstand that the officers will be ready for the
transSction of their duties by Wednesday.
The Weather.
Since our last issue copious showers of rain
have fallen over the district, and the prospect so
- * far for an abundant yield of corn is favorable.
Travelers report that the signs of a large yield
of grain, fruits and vegetables, ar? prevalent
wherever cultivation has not been interrupted.
Melons made their appearance in this market
on' Monday, .but being "a huckleberry above our
persimmon,' we did not indulge.
The Difference.
The'city of Columbia, we are pleased to know
is reviving, and in a business way is fast assum
ing a just importance, from the energy and tact
of its enterprising citizens. Business houses are
opening in every quarter, and judging from the
number of advertisers, who have the good tact to
tell people that they are well supplied with such
goods as-every one needs, trade must be lively.
Anything can be had there now, from a 'hook to
a hand saw.' On the'other hand when we look
around on this little town, a sigh is fetched, long
and deep; where ate our merchants? have they
a any new goods? if.so, do they -wish it known?
*e opine-tot, else they would advertise their
wares and merchandize, and not trust to the
chapter of accidents, for an occasional customer,
- who may just happen to smell a rat or stumble
over something when least expected.
. Public leeting Next Monday.
A meeting of the citizens of Newberry will be
held here on Monday next, 3d July, for the pur
pose of takipg measures preparatory to the resfo
ration of civil government. We think the nied
of such meeting quite obvious. We are with
out communication not only with the outer world
but even with our sister districts; no,mai's,
no railroad communication, no civil government.
Why should we not prefer the restoration of civil
.government rather than this uncertain and
dangerous state of things. From the Columbia
Phoeni.x, of the 24th wn extract the following
. paragraph :
. "We learn that 'ir. Boyce has returned from
his mission at Washington; that he saw and was
* well received by. the President, who declared
'hiimself in a friendly and indulgent man"er as re
gards the State, and expressed the desireto re
ceive the early avowal of the people in favor of
* the restoration of the civil authority in the coun
try. He only wants the general shewing of 'the
- people to this effect to make the appointment of
rovisional Governor, when the ci-vil authority
'would take the place of the military. We have
not seen or heard from Mr. Boy ce in-person, but
these statements come to,us from trustworthy
sources. In respect to the popular movement in
South Carolina, we need but add that, so far as
we have any direct sources of infbrmation, we arc
.ledi to the belief that the people are moving i
every precinct to the -same end. *The Hon. Mr.
Gibbes, Mayor of Columbia, ,vill represent the
Columbia committee of citizens in the, presenta
tion of their application for reconstruction." .
The Blue Tailed Fly..
- -This noisy and not welcome visitor, 'pculiar tc
the month of A&ugust, has its predecessors earliex
in the season, and closely resembling th~e famons
blue-tail, if the poeq tells truth. when he says,
the blue-tailed fly." But what of that ? well
* -this: a tremendous buzzing was heard under out:
window on Monday last, which increased to fright.
ful volume. 'Too busy to see what was the mat
*ter, we suff'ered considerably, hoping -all-'the
* . while it would soon cease, that it was some un
fortunate fly entangled in a web, or may be
mnischievou~s urchin with one upon a pin, and tha
isi temerity in coming too early, i'f a blue-tail
would meet quickly with a sudden fate. Bui
bless us it grew no better fast, and finding it im
possible, to work, the devil was sent to the win
*dow with a pan of water to 'put it out.' Grea
* was the suprise when told that the buzzing wa:
made by two old field militia colonels' in furiouw
argument, -'hat about no one could discover, fot
beth wared war'm and talked fast. We ventur<
however i'it a trWc. Fortunately it ended bj
* . thefan Ooloaeie' discharging such a torren
aginst his opponent that he became speechiesi
from amaz'ement. IL was a perfect 'diarrhoco o
words.' We trust- a~mething will bes d'one t<
'prevent a secarrence of thisT distorbanee of thi
. Preliminary Meeting.
In pirsuance of a call by the Intendant, Silas
Johnstone, a meeting of the citizens of the town
wa:held.in the Court House on yesterday (Tues
day,) Tor the purpose of-preparing busines.. for!
the call meeting on Monday, which will take into
consideration the restoration of the State into
the Union. The meeting was called to order by
the Intendant, and T. F.- Greneker requested to
act as Secretary. Rev. J. J. Brantly offered the
following preamble and resolutions, which were
seconded and adopted
The war which for the past four years has
ravaged'the country, and inflicted great loss and
injury on the'people,- being now over, and the
country being left in an exhausted and suffering
condition, it becomes us, as a people, to concert
and adopt such measures as may, promise to de
liver. the country, as speedily as possible, from
its present condition of embarrassment and dis..
tress. And whereas, in the judgment of this
meeting, the course of action which pmomises
most effectually, to bring about this result is a
proud and free acceptance - on the part of the
people, of the state of tbings which the disastrous
termination of the war has brought upon us, and
the recognition, without reserve, of the authority
of the Constitution and laws of the UnitedStates,
and the expression of our readiness -heneefoth
to act the part of good citizens'. Therefo:e,
Resolked, That a public meeting of the citizens
of this District be called for the first Morday in
SJuly, prox., to consider and adopt a coarse of.
action which shall, as speedily as possibe, re
store the relations formerly existing,etween this
State and the Federal Government. -
Resoleed, That a Committee of Eleven be ap
pointed, to make arrangements for the said pub
le meeting, and to prepare business for its cond
Rcoleed, That the Intendant, Silas John
stone, Esq., be requested to give notice of the
contemplated meeting, through the town paper,
and through such other medium at he may judge
Under the second resolution a committee of
eleven were appointed to make suitable business
arrangements for Mo$day, viz:
Rev. J. J. Brantly, B. J. Ramage, H. Bartlett,
W. W. Houseal, W. R.. Morris, T. P. Slider, W.
B. McKellar, W. C. Johnson, M. J..Jenkins, N.
B. Knox, T. F. Greneker.
The meeting on Monday next will be held at
Hurd's Hall, at 11 a.m., and a large attendance
of cftizens is -earn'estly reques*d. No further
business being before the meeting it adjourned.
.'. F. GRENEKER, Sec.
To the People of Newberry District.
FELLOW CrIzzas-After a bloody war of four
long, weary years, in' which we have suffered
great losses of property and still greater mental
anxiety and distress, we find ourselves vanquish
ed aijd exhausted. Our State Government has
been superseded by military rate, all the bonds
of society have been relaxed, business of every
kind is suspended, and.under the depressing in
fuences of the uncertainty in. which our fate is
involved, men seem to shrink from taking coun
sel together for averting even greater evil con
sequnces from the past, and protecting, if pos
sible, what still remains t'o us fo.r the future.
Tere are two courses open to us in the present
emergency. We may remain wholly passive, and
await the development of events; or we can
meet together and conisider what measures we
can adopt, to protect most effectually to the ex-1
tent of our power, persons and property, and our
personal and political rights..
In my judgmeizt to sit still, and attempt no
thing, will only increase the evils of our present
condition. Our silence and inaction will be re
garde( by the authorities as signs of sullenness
and obstinacyL and especially as we were first to
lead in the late disastrous revolution, and they
will think-it necessary to 'continue military rule
in the State, or a ci,vil government will d~e or
ganied by means of immigrant settlers from
other -States, and that portion- of the population
which has less at stake than many amongst our
elves. To prevent such results, it seems to me
the wisest course to give expression, ini public
meetings, to our convictioq~ that the war is fmal
ly ended, that the attempted revolution has
failed, that we have no 'wish,' as we have no
power, to renew it; that we accept the destiny
which, by the decree of the Sovereign Disposer
of all events, has becomne.cours; and that we are
preared to submit to the authority df the Con
stitution and the laws of the United States. Soe
soon as it is thus made apparent to the Govern-,
met that we are prepared to recognize i:s au
thority, and to aet the part of -good citizers, all
pretets for the continuance of these mesures
which have been adopted as war measures, will
e removed, and those righCs yhich have been
suspended during the existence of hostilitie will
revive in full vigor and force-. At all eveats, it
seems far better to me thus to attempt to shape,
our future destiny,Cthan to sit still ant do
nothing. There is much left to us that' is worth
living for and laboring for, and if we fail,after
al,ir securing the recognition of those iights
which were- once ours, and which no assertibn of
power can cause tdi cease to be ours, we shdil at
least have the satisfaction of kr-owing that we
$made the effort.
.For thesereasons, I have seen with satisfaction,
the card of Mr. T. P. Slider, in the Herld, call
.~ing for a public meeting of the citizens of the
'itrict, on the first Monday in July, prox. To
his suggestion I give my cordial concurrene, and
.Woman's only Weapon.
N EA. FRoa LZTEL, June 1865.
I.beg to ake known to. the public the men,
with their characters,. who have been fisiting
our house as rogues, plundering and pillaging,
cursing and abusing myself and my aged mother.
in-lag to say nothing. of the abuse and insult,
lavished upon my husband.
I am satisfied that they are nothing more nor
'less than rogues; dastards and cowards of the
deepest dye, and believe that the honest and
patriotic, will coincide with me, when I have
6 u hed.
One man in the party, named Dupre, went so
far as to make the assertion, confirming it with
strong oaths, that no man was a gentleman who
would not steal. The second, Spqnce.L. Beard;
delighted in boasting of his character and
bravery ; he has been a deserter the greater
part of his time of service, and it is said he
acted as courier for the deserters below this, in
forming them, of the movements of the support
ing force about Newberry. This is his bravery.
I ask Mr. Abraham Moore, and his neighbors, if
they do not recollect finding Mr. Moore's .raw
hides, that had been stolen,- in this same Beard's
house ? I ask the citizens generally, if they do
not remember Col. Fair finding his saddle at the
same place.? 1)o not the citizens of Frog Level
remember the tale of Mr. David Kibler's buggy
harnesa H, . found them in Beard's house,
nicely boxed up. This is his cheracter. . Various
other things could be produced, suc as stealing
of chickens, &c., &c., but I deem it needless.
John Wilson, of the same pdrty, was forced ipto
New. Market Height's fight, in June -1864; a
-Srgeait of his company dragged him into line
of bttle by the collar, but he soon ran back to
the rear. Now I claim, that brave and honest
men would not be connected with such villians,
and so wild 'eaeon lead every one to believe,
who is not prejndiced. Besides the three named,
there were three others who visited the house,
viz: Ienry Beard, Lambert Moore, and one man
named Bob.
The Captain of t'ie party remained out from
the house in the bushes-Captain Dr. R. Calvin
iWer. I am unable to say hdw many he cam-.
manded at the rallying ' ground, but would sup
pose, a heavy support.
The parties who informed them of my husband
having a lot of Gorvinment mores, know it-to
be false. As proof of the same: they would say
do not tell that.I said anything. I would here
state that Adam Kibler and Adam Sheeley, that
they would not tell it, but I accidentally know
them to be the first 'men to start such a report.
If you were any 'part o[ gentlemen, when it be
came necessary to call men . together for any !
purpose, yoan would have gentlemen, and not 1
such scoundlelsb as I have portrayed. Such
men must be four associates, as they are your
sons and 'kindred. I could mention others who
have been teUing falsehoods, but-as -they have
relations who I greatly. esteem, I refrin from
doing so.
I am offeiid protection by a greater.force than
you can muster, and if I wa's to report your past
conduict, woe be to you.
TAx os CorroN.-By a recent proclamastion of
Preside'nt Johnson, the tw.enty-five per cent. tax
on cotton has been removed. The- export duty
of three per cent. alone remains. In accordance
with this proclamation, the Secretary of the
Treasury has -ordered the discontinuance of the
Unied Statds purchasing agencies.
The Lynn Bulletin says shoe buyers are
numerous, and orders ,are coming in faster
than they gan be filled.' The stock of goods
on hand is very light, and there is no pros
pect at present of an accumulation..
Mis REBEccA, wife of J. H. Blease, formerly
of this place, died in' Edgefield '-istrict, June
12th, aged 31 yedrs, 4 months, and 10 days.
This slight tribute'to her memory is offered by
a friend.
For some time previous to her death she suf
fered with the painful'- disease of cancer of the
stomach. She bore her suffering with a meek
resignation to the providence of thaG God who
disposes all things ;in his wisdom. Hecr only re
grets were Ieavinai an affectionate husband and
three young children, whom she loved so much,
and who so much needed her care and affection.
She folded her' arms in the- cold einbrace of
death, with the~ consoling hope of meeting them
-all again in a brighter and better world, where
the wicked cease from troubling and the weary
are at rest, where God will wipe all tears from
their eyes; where death would separate them no
As a wife, she was'devoted to her husband, as
a mother none could be more lovidg to her child
dren, as a friend she was unwavering, as a neigh
bor she was kind and obliging. She helped the
needy, soothed the suffering- and sympathized
with thie sorrowing.
We shall not look upon her like again :'
Green grow the grass ab.ove- thee,
Friend of my better days ;
N{one knew thee but to love thee,
-None namned thee but to praise..
Cokesbury Di.t. S. C. 'onference-Quarterly Con
. ference 3d Bound, 1865.
Newberry Station, Ju.ne 17, 18; Mapleton Ct.,.
Mount Pleasant, June 24, 25; Anderson Station
and Ct., Ebenezer July 1, 2; Edgefild Ct.,
Spann's, July 8, 9 ; 'Tendeton Ct., Shady Grove,
July 15, .1P ; Butler Ct., Pine Grove, July 22,
23; Pickens Ct., Rock Spritig, July 29, 80; Lau
rens Ct., Bethel, Aug. 5, 6; Newberry Ct., Ru
therford's Camp-ground, Aug. 12, 13 ; Abbeville
Ct., Smyrna, Aug. 19, 20 ; Ninety Six Ct., Upper
Saluda. River Mission, Lebanon, - Aug. 26, 27 ;
Cokesbury Ct., Cokesbury, Sept. 2, S.
Cxr or COLUMBIA, S. C.,
June 24, 1865.
General Orders 1 q: 6/
berry and vicinity is called to the' follow
ing extracts.of a General'Order published from
Headquarters Provisional Brigade, Columbia,S.C.
Such citizens will comply with the order by rt
porting all Government Property in their posse
sibn to Captain M. Murray, Comd'g U. S. Forces,
at Newberry : -
"IID'Qas Frasr Pao'. BRIGADE,
"Columbia, S. C., June 22, 1866.
"General Orders No -.
" 1. All persons having in their possession.nny
property belonging to the Gonfed ate and State
Governments, or any person knowing the loca -
tion of any such property, wtil forthwith ..report
the same, %ith an exact statement*and. in'o
ry, to the Comd'g officer- here ;failing to o
which, they will incur the extreme penalty of the
By order of
Brevet Brig. Gen'l.
"(Signed) GEO. F. McKAY,
*. 1st Lt.-& A.AA.G.
By order of
LT. COL.- N. HAUGHTON* 25th O.V.V.I.
Com'd'g Post.
June 27 4t . Lt. & Post Adjt.
Just Reoeived.
. WELL selected stock of DRY GOODS,
Gents' Furnishing Goods, cnsisting of
Calico, Linen, Lawn, Shaker Hoods, Ladies Hose,
Gents' Hose, Gloves, Neck Ties, Cigars, &c.,
For Sale as M. Foote's Store,
Main .Street,Newberry C. IL, S. C.
June 28 27-tf
.L Press, Type and appurtenances,*are all in
good order., Also an extra fort of long primer,
about 4.0 lbs. A good opportunity for a pur
ghaser is here presented. Apply at this-office.
June 21263t -
.tof 'GOODS, which I am prepared to offer
At Retail for a small advance,
and can give a'FAIR MARGIN to dealers in the
city and country. My st.ock consists in part of:
Cases PICKLES, quarts ad pints,
Boxes CANDY,.assorted,
Boxes Colgate's.PEARL S1TASCH,
" BLACK INK. in stands,
"Fine Cut Chewing TOBACCO*
A small stock of HARDWARE and STA
Give me a call, and judge for yourselves.
CJrner of- Asebyan li srsa

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