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WOL 1] TNIVSBORO- S. C., WEDN'lgAoY 1NG, OCTOBER 3, 1866. [NQ. 1
Terma.-Tnii HERALn to published Week
iy In the Town of Winnabors, at 93.00 in
C ,areably in advance.
Arti All transient advertfsements to-be
taid in advance. *
Obituary Notices And Tributes $1.00 per
Interview with the President.
eo Editor of the Petersburg Index:
To return to my theme, and to begin
t, tih beginning, Mr. Davis wisdressed.
n a plin, twat, somewhat worn suit of
black, w hich itmag ratier loosiy upor
his jersoi. 1lit dress, frock coat espe.
tiallv, seemiied too large for him As
lie leaned upon my arm I could mons
nre by my own muscular sense, with
toleratblo accuracy, the great decline in
his physijne. All his serwes seemed to
Me to be preternaturally acute, especial.
)y his hearing., lie has-idst the use of
one eye; the otl r i; quite. acute. His
whole being-t , ly, soul, and spirt
seeined to ine to bu like an jdeal sensi
tive plant. Not only outward things
affect him deeply, but the .very aroma
of tought, as yet unspoken, perhaps
vcarcely well formed, is felt lj him in
sothe apparently mysterious manner.
His linen was white as the driven
show, his neck cloth neatly adjusted, his
hands -faultjessly neat, and his upper
beard closely shaved; but with all this
neatiess khere.was an air of Pubdued
dignity, of saintly, serene humility that
affected you too deep for tears. Tere
was still a leavenl of the old imperial.
hess in his voice, a chance of a tone
that, indicated occasioral high temper
W:11, perhaps, angry word.
To a sulggestion that perhaps the ill
will matietesLed towards him by some
public men might be caused by an un
forgiving spirIt oil thenr part, in ieyW of
Some11 olence givei by him - "That
is qttite proballe. Though generally
shouglit ful .aid cautious --even tender
to the lailings of others-yet, when ih-ey
crossed my padi in the shape of pre.
tence, falsehood, craft, or cant-thon
these fialts arouse bitter anger for the
moment, somietimes utter alienation.
Thiawas all wrong. Oh I how public
Pie 'luits our pere'eptins t o - the
higher dellicacis--tenderness, forbeAr
aice- paitting the best construction on
things; words and persons they are
capable of. I have erred in this par.
ticular ;. bit, I had often. great provoca -
tion-never, however,- have I uttered
an angry, undervaluing or denunciatory
sentiment without believing that I h-ad
good cause for so doing; and in most
4 cases my -ountry has already, or will
hereafter, find that I was right. I now
feel and acknowledge that I was some
times wrong as to the tone or coloring
of a phrase while uirder the excitement
of debate, as for instance: when' Mr.
Johnson, after the Mexican war, nrade
rome remarks derogatory of the West
Point officers, I thought it strange that
any man oi sense should think that the
trainiing of officers for duty by a thor.
ough militairy education would rather
disqualify them for that duty, or, what
wasiho same thing, that untreined ofl
cers did better thah the vest Pointers.
In the course of reply I made use of
this remark: Who would select a tail.
or to shoe a horse, or a blacksmith to,
make a coat?' This gave poisonal
offence to Mr, Johnson, who regardbd
it as a sheer personality. Nothing in
h'e wvorld was further from my thoughts."
To the quiery whethier he had any-.
thn ocomplain oinhspresent treat
ynen., he replied that he had not. The
present commandant of the fort was a
- soldier and~a gentleman, who, while'
diligent and faithful in the discharge of
his duty to the Government, was also
forbeairing and' considerate as to all the
nninutire of his prison lhfe;- and allowed!
him all the indujlgence- he requmred,
which was siply not to be insulted in
Atia intolerable way. and manners he
had been by the creature who used
every means to tor'?ent him before tifo
arrival of General Blurton. One of us
Etold him that all the officers of rank in
tBe ofid ariny with whom' we' had in
any wayecome in contact had expressed
she opinion that he ought -to have .been
released a year ago; that some of them
though4 thiat he, as commander-ip-chief
of the Oonfederacy, was virtually iniclug
ed ini thbe parole of these armies on their
surrender, and otight i~o have been ad
mitted to parole at once but - for the
assinssination charge, which no one that
Ycnow him believed. Mr. Davis said ;
"That gratifies us much.1Iwas bro~ught
Scan wvar andi as Secretary of war tunder
Phesident Fierce with many officers, and
did then, and do now, entertain a*
high sense of the chivalrio- honor of.
many of them."
"Thme Govern ment~ may have been de.
ceived by, the testimony, which has
since u~rned out to be shieer~ perjury,
tendin'f to implicate me in the assassina.
M.on of President Lincoln; or it may
have been subject to OneO of those manias
which occasionally, like plagues, seize
governments and communities ; or what
is most likely, a few unprincipled men,
seeing an opport~unity in thle excited
condition of the nation for obtaining,
wealth and position through the'instra
anentality of villians stnbornedt for the
purpose, realif did imose upon the
Government, and led themi to belier.
to oee about the case of a young idiotic
Irishman, well known here, ho was to
be shot the next day. 'Vstor told
me a plausible story. I 'cqrrie4 that
story to the authorities and begged for
a respite. . It was granted; an'd it was
not util I .ntirely failed in finding any
good cause for a further resete that he
was executed. Other cases I will men.
lion hereafter.
An Aot.
1. JVe ii.e'nacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of theState'of
South Carolina, now met andsitting in
General Assembly, and by thp authori.
ty of the same, That for the purposq. of
coinmencing the'establishment of a peni
tentiary in this State the sum of twin'
ty thousand dollars be,and is hereby ap
propriated, to be paid but of any nonby
in the Treasury,-and drawn and oxpen
ed by certain Commissioners horiidaftpr
II. That a Commission, consiqting of
.three persons, to be styled Oornmmisson-:
era.Pf-to Penitentiary, shall be appoint
e '-by his Excellenog the Governor,
ioso ditty it shall be to select and'pro
cure a: proper site, at sumb + point, if
praoticable, where water-power may Toe
made available for manufacturing purpo'
sea, within the enclosure, on which to
erect suitable penetentiary buildings,
with sufficient space to enlarge and im
prove the same from time to time, as
may be necessary. b th
- 1I. That it Mall be the duty of said
Commissioners to erect as soon as.. prac
ticable, a suitable temporary enclosure
and temporary cellsfor the safe keeping
of not less than one hundred convicts ;
and, upon completion of said enclosure
and cells, or any part of them, to receive
and detain, tinder regulatioi to be here.
after prescribed by the G nor, such
convicts as may be commi.t : to them
b smtenee of any of the Judg4is of this
. IV. That upon notice4at-in en'clos.
nre and cells are proptared [or the recop
tion-of convicts, it shall be the duty of
His lxce-llency the Governor to appoint
a keeper, assistant keeper, and'such oth.
er officers, guards and overseers as shall,
from time to to Limo, be necessary, to
subsist,,goveta4urd and direct rh'.
bor of said convicts, and to rnte~ all
such regulationsas sh.all be requisite for
their safe-keeping and subsistence, and
for directing their labor, either within or
without'the enclosure, to getting .out
maiorial and constructing. ,'as for as is
practicable, the necesary permnnent
buildings and enclosurqa,' and to such
other available branches of industry as
will best contribute to to the support of
the institution.' I
V. That it shall be the duty of the
said Commissioners, unier advice and
with the assistance of His t xcellenc
the Governor, to procure plans, specifi
Cations and estimatied for such per:Wanent
Uu1lowrro a-nd builkfiYgs as shall be-doem.
ed necessary for early use, and report
the same, together with a full account of
their transactions under 'the anthority
hereby conferred upon thom, to the Gen
eral Assembly, at its ensuingr egular
in the Senate House. the twenty-flrst
day of September,-. in the year of
our' Lord one thousand eight hul..
dred and sixty sii.
W. D. Jouia .
President of the lSeriahe.
~j~ei~y Eoi H. SMxowro,'
Approved: JAMEs' Ii. OuR.'
Dissolation ofthKngbnf-uo',
On the ficst of September,'a deputa
tion frohn ihe Kin'gdotin-of Hanoer ak.
ed upon theKing of' Prussi'a'in' Boerd,
and pretnted him an efddress, appbaling
td him dt to ezx.ngui'shi th.e'royal hoqse'
of Hanover. The address conc es' as
It cannot be agreeable to youir M'ajes'
ty to dethronb a Prince whote dy'nabty
hs leen copneted with' the~ conhtrf. for
nearly a. thiousarid years,- af'd who eqpal.
ly wveare his crown by thd'Grace of God
--to dethrone him simply bekcause - alk.
Ing a dia'erent viewr of thw federa1 law,'
up to that time valid, tdthe vie'w enter
tained by your Maje y' adv'iers, he
considered 'himself Leally prgvented
from 'unhesitatingly adoptig yoTr Maj
'esty's German. polhcy and.'thusk byv An
unfortunate concatenation of cif'curtdatan
ces was ultimately.forced tQ employ hie
army against -your Majesty's troops,.
whom they had previousely'-never oppos
ed, but by'whoso side they 'had often
victoriously fought'in joyful lbrotherhood.
oft arms.
.Your M'ajesty, the fate of this Prince,
nearly related to your' illustrous house,
has, by the inscrutable will of Ood, been
placed in'your Miajesty ' hands. A~t the'
biet di King Ernest Augustps; your Ma
jesty's langented royal. brother, .pnco
promied 't be in him a faithht support.
We trust your Majesty will' redeem this
promise of yone r'oyal. predecessor, 'and
the irrevocablb conquest of. many thons-.
'ands of 'triecatid -thankful heaffe will
then Qffor to your Majesty far more 'Im.
perishable laurels thman the subjection of
a' weak enemy'ean ntofd. With delp.
et respect, &c.
'King William's. reply is lnterestin' 'as
a reume of the reasons which cont oled
b is actions ;un making *ar, an'd .4eh
implsli to 4ethrone tipo Kiog of Ian.
byeru'. Itt asfollows a.:
S am glad- to seyou here btltrion~;
for a moment, in the whirl of excite.
ment, the statements put fourth in the
proclamation for my capture. But gen
tlemen,'my heart ii stranger to that plot.
These hands are unstained by innocent
blood. No unrighteous gold has ever,
during the Con ederacy, rdhered to
these palms." He uttered the last sen.
tonco in a most solemn manner, holding
up Iris Oands and raising his face to
Heaven, and with such a holy, childlike
simplicity that it is impossible for any
words, however weird, to convey .a half
idea-not an adequate one-of that
I could relate to you- eas* of great
sufferig and trial to whieh they were
subjected, and in no caso did any- of
them ever flinch. I will relate one case
of an exCaordNaray Kind. (I must sup.
press this story for tlb present; it shall
be published hereafter with some accom.
paninments, if I live.) Besides,- Bishop,
Pio Non6 was the only Prince in the
world that really- wished well to our
cause, and sent us his blessings. I can
not help liking the Catholics.. The
happiest -hours of my life .were once
spent in a Catholi monastery. Py the
wHy, Bishop. I see our church in the
North is establislihing siserhoods in imi.
nation of the Catholics How do they
work?" 'So well," said the Bishop,
"that I indend introducing them into
my diocese as soon as possible. Indeed,
there are many good things and good
people among the Catholics; but I think
Mr. Davis, that our church is good
enough for us." Ourself: "Gentlemen,,
it is to me incredible how to reconcile
it to reason, in a mad-house world like
this, where not only physical disease
afflicts note' or less nine-tenths of the
whole population, but where moral and
mental depravity affects the whole race,
and wion the Heaventeewt healers,. seal.
ced and aniointe-d for thti' missiourl are
so few. Oh I it is terrible that they
should waste their strength by imposing
one on anothder, and, worst o all, stir up
strife- fvd bloodshed in carrying out their
great comnmission. Let us all love- ove
aniother,, dear, Bishop. and boar each
other's infirmities,. and.particularly and
esfpcially at this great juncture of our
country's history, lorour moderation be
known to all mei."
The coming of the little child into the
inner ensement, and climbing io his
father's-arms. ,wio hadjust lernedupn
the sofa, gave occastie to hr. Davis to
snake some remarks abdut her other
children, particlarly those in Canada.
Bishop Green then remarked that lie;
would not have ventured to introduce
the subject, but as Mrs. Davis had done
so herself, lie felt bound to say, as a
bishop 6f her own chosen church, lie did
not think she acted entirely wise in send.
ing her children to a convent to be
taught. Mrs Davis replied .. "I was in
Georgia and had no money. No insti.
tution of my own church offered to teach
my poor children. One day, the Sisters
of Charity caie to see me. and brought
op five gol'd dollars-; alh flii'money they
had in the world ; they alm'ost fored4
me to take the money but I did not.;
they then offered to take my children to
their school, in the neighborhood of
Savannah, where the air was cool, and
they Could be comfortably cared for'tu.
ring the summer months. Then came
o&r from a convent school in Canada,
which-er, when' got permiqsion from
the Governatat, which was not with.
out great. trouble and diffioulty, I took
Uhuir. It is true I do not wish them, to
b~e Roman Catholics, b~ut, then, pbnone
as good as they can possibly be and
become, are and have been and doubt
lose will- be,- Roman Oiatholiob. 'heo
good people were the first to offer me
their help. I whI never cease to be
grateful to theny' for it." Mr. Davie.
then added, "Be~hopy, there never wass
nyore unaninmity in any nation of the
wVorld than there was in the Southern
4''onfederacy. It would be invidr'ous to
single out any class of our people for
s}%nCid praise. The chrches and min-I
istry wore all, o' nearly all, entirely d0
voted-to our causte; but as I said befoie,
if it would not, be regarded as invidte'qs,
I- would say thait the Catholics of the
South were conspicuously devoted tQ our
'In writing th~ese letters I do not pro.
tend to give words-or .ideas just as they
were uttered. I only give their sub
stance, with such ddditions of my own
as will serve to make them.intelligible,
and especially to give such an 'idea of
Mr. Davis's. character as may serve to
remove some hateful prejudices enter
tained against him ina the North. In
the South I believe we are nearly unen
imous in our estimation of '-his moral
worth and high, standard of intellectual
excellence. We also know the meroi
(tulness' and benevolence of his diaposi-.
tion.- Many of you, good people of Pe
tersburg, know what a gireat numabes of'
Confederale soldiers liable to be shot (pr
desertion', bat having some miltigating
circumstances in your cases, ise a red.
Some of you lknow,. the cape .pf~e flqiph
young bfileet wrho vnado a propositionto'
assassinate 'Presictene Llhcoln, which,
altos reading, was marhied on the back
in lfeitbruonDavis's handwriting, "priu
oro:1si"'and' reib'rr'd to the Seoretary of
War, 'who had the ofloer court-martialed
and dismisedi the sorvice for the "urn.vo
crods" propositions -This poor boy,-to
explate his folly, fell as an unrecognised
,volunteer at thse head 6f a lrave baud
at the first Wilderness fight.
Youall remember .tb, see of Web.
iter the spy. I foun6 the potfellow
.'for I can but respect an8 honor tli feel
ing. with which German men fai fully
adtiide to the dynasty whose con ,etion
*ith thorn'has lasted for centure and
-has ripened' the fruits'of mutual ch
mont and devotion. I should este the
Honoveriuns less if they had tak no
step.evi lencing their -ware adl# nce
to their native rulig hodse, to '4ch I
,am nearly related I am induced ,eru
by to explaY to you at length. the tons.,
ds, weich hae caiised me, grytly
against my original intention, and, 4fer
repeated strong contests witb my 4etre,
to permit the -independence of my for
mer allies in the Germanic Confedera
tion to have rec6urse to: the annexation
already in. pracesl of exooution, and
tierufore,-not to be recalled. ,
-At tlie time Ijust, entered upbW my
present position, I stated that the inten.
-tans i entertained for the benellt of
Prussaia and o.f Germany. wetu bsod
upon effecting. none other -Jhan 019ral
conquests. Thiis expression has been
latighed at and derided, even sebfied at
in many quarters, and yet I giv4you
now tho firm assuraqce that my Plane
have never gone beyond this objecti and
that when as a man seventy yets of
age I pass to conquests effected by force,
I do this only consrainod by the force
ofcircunistaniices, by the incessant, at.
tacks of my pretendeo Federal n ies,
and by duty Eowards that Prussia which
has been entrusted to my charge.
. B. Forrest.
A writer in the August number o the
Land we Love, in an article on the tar
teter of Lieutenant Qeneral B.
Forrest, gi-ves the following estima . of
I-ls character as a whole was a ion
of that of Lannes and Suchet. ith
the impetuosity of the first he imite tile
c-atious calculation of the second.
wefll wehted the probabilities and edimt.
ed cost o? evory plan. When Chei Vnme
bor action came lie was as terrible ia
thunderbolt. With the qualities ofi
marshalls in the respects named, h i
ted.t, the fixedness of purpose, Lhe .
nacity of Massena. His doggedne . f
resohitiot was proverbial. It' W,
the ghoep of death. An um40ria
was never-abndoned iuiless f(rci
orders-a battli never over
The doubts a~the p nid
purpose j bi. falling tac iupon ,
iron self-reliance, his was every f
nan in the darkest, hour of the stoh.
It was then, in the midnight darknebs of
trial,, that his genius, like stars in .. the
night, shone most brightly.
He was accustomed to look upon
nothing as impossible. Bad roads and
the wastd of waters could be overcome
by "It shall be sos" Sniall ' numbers,
wdith rapid marches and concentrated ef.
forts, could destroy indolent superiority.
He was Passionately fond of artillery,
and would stand behind a workir.g bat,
tery, enjoying its exercise with all the
glee df a deligh'ed child. No; unfre.
quently ha1 he been known to Airect a
section or a.bat'ery in person. superin.
tending the minutest details. - Personal
daring in a leadrr,the army Ner doubt
ing the fortuti and gate 'ofit posses
for, lie felt, Was the strongest |binit 'hi
had to-gain..' Wit) it'he appeared to
wear % magio girdle. Not like'Atridvis -
"Beyomd ehe missile javelins' sounding
$li l tWdtatid; an~l flrom the tumult far
Iaspiilr~thW. xanks, and rule the distant
$$:cei:tirk~ssfthe Is without
a peer.,ttho unals of the- revolution.
Leading. a-charge -in persdn was ,his fa.
19heaetene. 'The'.glory of single
comb~t 'ite 1oo often- iourtd-oftener:
than< isdomn ,jbistbd-r-iding like a
fotfn Medatiin,. ap excellent~ pistol shot
ands)tillfdWwordsmaan, with a frame a
gf'mfuscttij-ower,lhe has, with U.s
pbfliright hlti, won more success than
anf othbr-offlcer of the war.
i4 $d oe olt-His Defense'
' ud e Adat6 General Holt isso
aLti ki 1 as (the: pres', conse*
fluentip~ty , esureoo his infamous
transactions wh Vonotes and -hii tribe
Aha& he has dme 6otit i- an elaborate
defense, whikji. ##egrs qs editoria. ist
Forney's "t~6. ~aperb,: both dail ."
H-is *bold vindicatiol against tlie charge
'of eulyornatient of perjury, with a view
to the saoriflbe of an imprisoned man,
consist .in an assaidW' on the.veracity o~f
the witnesses whom lhe hinwelf introdu'
ebd' to povetfr., Davis' guilt I .Accord
ing to the reiestof cqurt, a party is "not
allowed to gliscredit his ogvn witnesses
,yet in order 'to escape the most ooitvinc
img proofs of his atrocious guilt, Mr; Holt
is compelled to turn against -his confe.d
Orates in crime,'and clain' that they ae
imworthy of.belief I 'Uhat such-l ths~tir
character, ist undoubtedlyr true, tor 'tIt
have confessed it seeue?. 'hy
hae confessed thait w.hen they g as
Mr. Holt wanted themito' awdgt ~e,
awore to tinmitigated lies arid,*oi'
paid forhi.~ Butoybn a pejar$
tell th* truth ; and'*ll1 tbeo#1
Afnnot be heard agin
testimony is donmpetentt agai~~ M4'4h
The whole theory~ofi'iftate&' evi o"
Imp~les thant a criminal nmay tetiffr gai
his acknmglco; Mr.'Holt %nnt thb
fore, shkes olf his accessories ia this
ipanner. Their tstnieny against him
willhcod-sdtnething iaoh-better- than
'hi. denial to refuteit..'fotlI o*a.6lt
a cter 'urider bM&.aa .ltha*ts
INe.R willjptle of bh
moral probabilities of its truth - diad
these are ab strong and irresidtable; that
the name o 'f Holt -will heniceforth rank
amlong worn out and disgraced tMings.
*A Bill to Souro Advanoei for Agridult+.
ral Purposes.
-Scc. 1.- Be it enacted by the &nate
and House'qf ipresentatives, not met
ant sitting in General Assembly, ahd by
the authorig *AL- saine, That it any
persop or persons, shall imake anyd.
vand~ o.r advapces, either in qone or
suppies, to arjy person. or persons.who
are engaged or are about' to engage in
the cultivation of the soil,- tie person or
p-erson so making such advance .or ad.
vanceWshall be-entitled to a lion on the
crop' yhisqjmay be made- during the
year to the ox nt of suoh advance or
advances. Provided, An agreement in
writing shall- be eutere4 into efore ay'
such adypnoe ls mrda to this effect, in
which shall be speelt the emouil lo
be adVanecdt of is1if a Amit shall
be had 1forid wiich . the advances. if
made from ,im otnie, dpringthe'year,
shal not go, which agrditr'nt shall b
recorded in the' ofIk-. cf- i he Register of
Mesne.Conveyancesi a-i Datriet id.
which the perop 'to i ' Im I ynn. n'tVncee
are made resides. WXit f,11a -Sixty days from
its date.
Sac 2. That if the person mnking
such edvances shall inoke an allidavit
before aniy arson competent, to admis
ister an oat , that the person to whon
such advances have been/naAr is about
to sell or dispose of his .crops, or in any
other way is about to de eat tihe lion
hereinbefore provided for, accompanied
with a statement of the amount '.,then
due,. it shall be. lawfid for him to issue
his warrant directed to any of the Sher
iff's of this State, requiring themi to seizo
the said crop, and, after due notice, sell
tie same for cash, and pay over the nett
proceeds thereof, or so much thereof as
may be nocessary in ''extingui.shment,of
tie amount, then due:-Providod, how. I
ever, That if .the person to -whom auch
advances have been mado shall within
thirty days aftug sulch sal- has been
made, give notice in writing to. the
Sheriff, accompanied with affidavit to'
Ois effect, .that the amount claimed is
k juitly due, that then it shall be the
I 'f the.said Sheriff to 14old the pro
e.'oih sale.subjevt - tqjeg' eci.
'a tptand "set a for trial
it'the heit .succeeding term 9f the Cqurt.,
of Common Pleas from tle Distric in
which the person to whom such udvances
have been made resides, in . which the
person maing such advances -shall be
the actor.
The Oonstitutional Amendment.
Resoled, By the Senate and House of
Representatives of %the ITjnited States of
America in Congress assetnbled,. two.
thirds of both Houses concurring, that
the following . Erticle to be proposed to
the Legislotires of khe severat States as
ap amendment to the Constitution of
the -fJnited States, w'hioh, 'whin ratified
by: three-fourths of said Logisla ttres,
shall be valid as' phi'vof thiConistitutItni
namely ,
ATidL.E.-SECT[ON 1. All personh'
4orn or naturalized in the United Satesl
and subject to tli jurisdictin thereof,
are citizens of Wlhe United States' and of
the State 'wherein' '.p rcsiai. - lo
$st'~i4'', halr M'als'e ol'. enforcc4 .'any law'
w~iich shall.'abtidge,;.tby privilqee or
iminunities 'of leitikens. gf the Uduited
States, 'her suhl'asy :Sate- deprivean
pei'son~ of,lifo, libet p pperty,wih
out &ues process o1v, fio eny to-ainy
jkreen Witdin Wi tiis idtiga ath~oegi
859. .R t 9~ tVa ,sbhfl bumt
pointed&,agon te'-sevr 8tatoe accord
ing to their 'r. Botv 'rurnbers, bourtte
ing the. whole ntitbV of prsons In: ~h
Brat'e,sclitIrg Thdans iob'tax4 ist
whbha VeWt~rtight .to vote' at. Wpy' eled
tion for lhectors of' Presidentam9 'Vie.
Preidert 1; Upited States~Repro
'abnfative Oonp Executive or
Judicialb o k~eo th memlbers of the
Laglsliltter o lid denied'"o'u, o
thig niale ,hi Itants f enclh State, leung
twerfty One0 [email protected] of sig' and citizens of
the UL.riitedt . tee, orIt iu~ a way abhridg.
(M, except for' particleu . i re tbullio
or other crimes,: the ' ,
proportion- which nutam embeuir oj kemh
male citizens shall be. mo the whole
numb'er .of. male. citizens' twenity--gno
years'of age mn.gi~ch State.. -.
Szo. 3. .No person shall b4 a Sona
tor'or Representative 'in Congress, or.
elector of President or Vies-Pre'sident,
'or hold any offiee, civil'of' ililitary, un
der the United States, or, urnier any
Seite,'who, havintg reviouly~ taken an
oMUitkas amember of Congress,'or as a
diember of any :State Lels1atore or as
an Exhecutive or Judicial offier of any
State,.to support the' onstttitiQs 'of the
United Statee, shall ha've engage.d'iii'
insuirreotion "ok' reliellion against the
samie', Os' given aid or comfort. to $4
enemies thereof-; .but ?ongress-mayy by
a two-thirds vote ofeoathHouse, renlove
such disAbility
'Sac @@9Ihe validi ty of- the public
debt of the United States auth6ried-by
.law inolnding- debts .hterirred 'tordhe
pifrmente of penblons, and bounties~ for
services in'suppreiaing the ilisdrrectlignor
asebblton sall vot-ha enestiondil; .i u
adihest j-~h jeIetshngy
tion incurred in aid '9f insurrection or
rebellion against tho Unitedt States, o1
any claim for the loss of emancipatioin of
any slave; but all' suc debts, obliga
tions and ciaiis shail behld illegal at,
Sico. 5. That chng'ress shall have
power to enforce by appropriawo legisla.
tion the provisions of this article.
Paris CorrspIndence or the N. Y pI
The Emeperoi Continues Very Ill gjs
terious Whisperings an4 Surmising
Popular Superstitions --Apprehonsious
6f some Pending Cawtropho.
PARIS, August- 17, 1806.
The Pruspians and the n'eedlc gun are
now thrown in the shade, the Fronch
having other things to think of. Thei
Emperor is seriously ill, The papers
say nothing-buf can' such things be
kept secret?
It is stated -by those who belong t6
the entourage of tho. Emperor, that the
nalody under which he is liboring leaves
us but littlQ 'hopo that science will be
able to ge.t thb -bettor of it. Ever since
the Moniteur ipformed the ptkblio that
His maijesty had been obliged. to give
up takimg the* waters at VicI, his
health., had -beeri gradually declining,
and a proof that there is n.ie than
neta s-the e've is that .the Camp of Cal
ois, whitas t fiavo betm. vii'1ed by
the Emperor, Jim been suddenly raised.
Iis Majesty is sulf'oring fron) diabetes,
accompanied by at-tacks of fainting fits,
which sometres last fr a cousiderable
We are informed that such is the cer
tainty with which a catastrophe is ex
pected at St. Cloud, that the officers on
guard at the palace, on, being suddenly
ordered out to present arms to the Em
press of Mexico, exclaimed
"He is dead ! Ile is dead I" fancying
hat His- Mnjdsty was no more.
There is now a general anxiety in the
public mind. Both friends and enemies
of the present dynasty look with awe
at tlt probability of a general upset.
Napoleon the Third's Government has
been one of such at personal character,
that it would seem iht he,- on-ce aWay,
the whole machinery must come to a
Eudlen stop.
Sperstitious people, whose number
legn,In -the c' of free thinkers,
ittabh tnneh- impV ico to a dreadful
catactrophe, whiotY Cook pl a- on the
feto day of the Emperor. -\ iilst the
flreworlis Were being let of on tfls.banks
of the Seine, tile crowd was so great on
the Place do Ia Concorde, that several
acc'dents took place. The pirblic .iour
nals inform us that sovera personn have
since died of their contusions, and many
others lie in a ver'y precarious stato in
the different hospitals of Paris.
Those superstitious people of whom I
speak, bring to onur recollections the
dreadful catas',roplio which took. place
on the Place de Ia Concord- dhring. the
festivities on the occasion of the wedding
of Louis XVI.,' with the unfortunate
Maria Antoinette of -Austria, and that
which took place the year berore the
death of the Duke of Orleans, the eldest
son of Louis Phillippe, who met with
his duath from having sprung out of his
carriage,.. when driving oit the road tq
Legislature .Items.
ThState acceptW,- by Joint Rcso.u
tion,- the abniationm of puic~ lmndsa bt ihe
UJ, S. Govetrnmnent, for A.rIien'iI 'i
purposes and tht M,.ch:nic .\. i
authiohzed tle Qbvfrhtrs t o a p,.i
agent.o receive scrip, an~d to sell Bie
same, paying the proceeds into thue
Treasury.. ..
Dbe. Governois'tiuthorized to pledgeI
t'hb faith and credit - of the Stato forI
Bons, inoni~ngto $200,000O, provid
ed $300,000*bushxels of~ corni may be
deliversid iin he 69ate-for that sum.
The Governor~ ih also authorized to
apboint ani agent to mako'the patchahiae,
hus salary to be $1000- and traveling
W., P..Price, 'member from . Green
ville District, resigned his seat ')n the
last day of the -Session, and writs of
ol3661'h6 will be issued to filte(aa
no: Act authorizt the establish
grint of .a Penitbntary authorizes the
Qver'nor to appoint,. three Oommission-.
it'o locate the same, and' to' eredt cer'
ti u buildigs. No cormpensation was
provided for* the, Conmissioners.
The Presiddlht arnd Directors' of the
'Blue Ridge .Railroad are authoritod to
reduce the Stock held' by -th'e State in
that, comhpdy in- .thb' sanio proportion
that,.the Sto-ek- of' .other Stodkholdera
maiy be reduced, in order to procure
adtlltional subscriptions to finish tihe
Road to Knoxvill. We trust this may
enablQ the COmnpany to complete this
great enterprise.. 'phe State has every
thing to gala, and 'nothitg to lojQ by
this arrangement,
The .Aitoineey-General and' Slieltors
Were instrateted' to investigate'o- hecause
of complaint of James Brown, relating
to theo Railroad bridges over thle. Conga
re pnWateros Riyers, and to repot
the resuulf their 'investigations to tile
next General Assembly.
.The' Governor was request'eds to issue
a otroular-to the several Tax Collectors
of.thlaState;-'requiring~ them. to'roport
the n mbee of persons who' have lost.
lnbi (whetheli iegsor 'arms, or both,)
ia the 'ai&var'to'bo submitted through
hluwlto the next Legislature.
I 'The. State bills' .art redeemable in
Lee & Spencer, North A tlantic
Wharf, Charleston, have offered :eir
ervicess free of commission, for reet -
ing and forwarding corn designed o.
1hu. poor in any part of ouir State.
The Treasurer is atithorized to sll
the coin received for *- . and cm
I Iredi, t It Ut . '
Tax Collectovs ar ....
Fourth of November inexntu tumake u'w
returns, provided thi-y pay into the
Treasury the amount which has been
received or may be received by the 1t
of October.
, Contrary to the usual method of ap.,
pointing'public officers (in the report of
tlhe Commit'.ee on Offices and Ollicers,)'
many Magistrates have .been'appointed'
for various Districts 'ay jhint .resolution
of the General Ass'ibly; Nfanagers of
Elections, and Commissioners of Freo
Schools for several Districts wrereap
pointed in the same way,
The State Printer was chosen only
for the extra session. At the regulai'
session, a State Printer w e chosen;
to do work uil thb tog, ir session;
An Act
FniP Eso iof COLoR.
T. Be it enacted by thb- Senate and
[louse of Representatives, now me aid
itLing in General Assembly, and by the
tthority of the same, That all persons
itheft known in law in this State as
laves, or as free persons of color, shall
iave the right to make and enforce con'.
racts, to sue, be sued, to ho qfalnts, and
ivo evidence:4 to inherit, ta Iurchase,
ease, sell, hold, convey and assign r il
md personal property, inake wills and
etamlent, and to have full and equal
)enefit of the rights' of- personal securi
,y, personal liberty and private proper
y, and of all remedies and procedtig's
ur the enlorcement and, protection' of,
ho same, as white persons- nomi havo'
md shall not be subjegted to any okiher
ir different punislimcht., palu-or' penalty
or the commission of any act' or offence
han such as are prescribed for whiter
>ersons committing like acts or offenbe.
1I. That all Acts and parts bf Acts'
pecially relating to persons lately slaves
mnd free persons of color contrary to the -
)t-ovisions of' this Act, or inconsistent
vitl 'amy of its provisirig, be, and'the'
ame are hdreby, repenled Provided
rhat nothing herein contained shall &e
tonstrued to repeal so much of thecighth'
ection of an Act entitled "Ani Act to'
,stablislW and regulate. the donestte rela.
ions-of persomr of color and to amend
he law in rilhti'on to paupers and va.,
r.ancy," rat iled 'tho twenty-first day of
December, in the year of our Lord one'
thousafid eight hundred and sixty five,
is enacts that "marriage between a
,vlite person andI ersonof color shall
)e illegal aid r void.
In tho Senate lHou'se, (he twonty-first
day (if 8eptember, in the year of
9rir Lord one' thousand eight hun
dree and sixty-six.
W. D. Ponum'rn
President ofll the nate.
- . u.- Hf. SIMuoN 'ON,
HlArs OFF' !--We j--it. now o.,
risit fromi live glorious mta imod'- veo
inns, p. 0. Songle, Rt. Gilbert, .Joh'ms.
Smith, A. Sain and .John: usthe, all
fnom Lincoln county,-on their way to
Raleigh, to avail theinselves of the,
State's libermlity, and Goev. Worth's
considerateness, to pro'cuge a leg
apiece. They wore in GenenaP .Rob
berh D. Johngon& Brigade, and under'.
the load of tiitb brave anid dashing of..
leer fad 'dangergin every' battle in',
Virginia, until. compelled by loss of
inb. to retire. It was sad to see, but'
glorious to hoar, these mnaimed and!a
battlo scarred heroes recount their'
marches, and roncounters with the' fee'
-and liow painful it is to knoW that -
such blood was spiled,'and such sacri
fiees mftdep and suchk hardsbips endur-'
ed with stich a result 1 Oh! how bit-'
ter to feel th'ati an- outraged and op-'
pressed land is the' home for suoh- he
roos- "in heart and lyjmd,"
With the proud consibshOhs oag
duty nobly perfornilbd,'those menae
now' quietly pursuing the even teh'ow'
of their way, as beeomes good citins'
-and biaying taken the oath of. ale'
glance to the Governnient, who caul
d-oubt their fidelity to ist' This aim--.
plo-acqkuiesconce of thessi b'ao' and
true .men will weigh- more, with .the
honoVhftthan thet combined. oaths of'
all the Radicals in the Lind.. Chard
lotte 'lImWes.
New York -Herald--rather sniabby ans
thority-sayn in' r.egard to the politi-.
cal position~of &!hteral Grant: "Hoe
has h rivate views about polities'
and # ileand and keeps thoem to bim-'
self. Webeilive, however, thiat he
has no such besiteney in oendolwng tlhe
ednetitutiohe5l a nedmeu$'no* before
~tho~tatesand In' advising thie" Soutly
Ito adopt it and'aettleithe wholeo'busl-'

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