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JAMES A. HOYT,, Editor.
THTJESDAY KORFGr., MARCH 29,1866.
OUR AGENT8.
Tho following gentlemen are authoriied to act
-??4kgents-for the- IiUdLigaicrj; and will receive and
forward subscriptions and advertising .?
Thomas P. Slider, Charleston.
A. B. Bowdes, Walhalla, S. C.
Thomas- B. Bcrriss, Pcndlelon, S. C.
- A. J. Stringer, Belton, S. C.
^^C*ST.-Holland, Holland's Store, S. C.
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fiS?" We are rcquostod to state that porsons
v:bo have lists of subscribers to the South Caroli?
na Baptist will please send them to Rev. W. E.
Waiters at once, as the paper will Vi issued at an
early day.
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ANDERSON DISTRICT MEDICAL SOCIETY.
We arc requested to state that a meeting of this
Society will be held on the first Saturday (6th) of
April, when business of importance to the medical
?profession will be presented for consideration..
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' THE SOUTHERN CULTIVATOR.
The March number of this excellent monthly
has been on our table for some time. Its contents
are varied, interesting and decidedly practical.?
We commend this enterprise to. tho favorable con?
sideration of ?ur farmers. Sec advertisement.
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SELLUFO" OFF AT COST,
Our friend, W. D. Williams, on Brick Range, is
positively offering his beautiful selection.of Goods
aLcost. There is no humbug in this announce?
ment, and the ladies arc especially invited to give
him a call.
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fgy Tax-payers will not forget to observe the
fact that the Tax Collector, Samuel E. Moobb,
will begin his rounds for the assessment of taxa?
ble property on Tuesday .next. This mast not be
confused with the "United States" assessment.?
Oar friend Mqorjb- assesses and collects "Stato"
tax.
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UNITED STATES ASSESSORS,
Wo loarn that the following gentlemen have been
appointed to assess the Internal Revenue and Direct
Land Tax, (authorized by Act of Congress in 18G1,)
in Anderson District, namely : Rev. W. E. Wax
ties, A. 0. Norms; Esq.. and Mr. T. S. Crattos.
They will probably enter upon the discharge of
their duties at an early day.
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'jjjgif? If it is discovered that we are now wear
-ing beautiful Paper Collars, of a Byronic tenden?
cy, please note the fact that Samuel Brown, jr.,
has a-''few more left of the same sort," togethec|
with a fresh and attractive stock of "goods, which
is now offered to the public at fair prices. Some?
how a box of these coUara slipped into our over
ooat pocket the other day, and for fear that there
might be some mistake, we have concluded to toll
the people where to find such articles.
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SHOOTING AFFAIR.
We.learn that on Friday last Corporal Daniel
E. Kxox, belonging to tho garrison at Abbeville
C. H., while on a visit to Hodge's Depot, the
junction of the Abbeville Branch, was desperately
wounded by a pistol shot from a man who rode in?
to the place, and was entirely unknown to the cit?
izens. No altercation took place between the par
tios, so far as we con hear, and the shooting was
perpetrated with apparent indifference. The
wounded man" will likely recover.
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"WBITING DHL
Wo arc in roceipt of a sample of superior Writing
Ink from Clarence McCariha, of Abbeville C.
H., who is the authorized Agent for the State of
South Carolina for the "National Ink Company."
The price list accompanying this sample is indeed
attractive for its cheapness and liberality to deal?
ers, while the ink is equal to any now in use.?
Orders will receive prompt attention if sent to Mr.
McCaetha, who will take pleasure in supplying
the trade of this section.
THE'ANDERSON APPEAL.
Yesterday morning was issued the first number
of a now paper baaring this title, and published in
our village by Messrs. .W. E. Walters and W. W.
Humphreys, at Three Dollars per annum in cur?
rency or Two Dollars in specie. The Appeal issues
its own prospectus, and stands upon its presented
merits for patronage. The known ability of the
editors, is a guarantee that its columns will bo
readable and interesting. We extend a fraternal
greoting, and wish these gentlemen a pleasant
time in the harness of editorial, cares and respon
itief.
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A NEW IDEA OF FREEDOM.
We have the following "good one"irom the re?
liable gentleman who traveled so much over the
so-ealled Confederacy during the war. A friend
of his was journeying not long since in a section
where.the people, white or black, do not boast of
superior intelligence, when, to his amazement and
horror, ho encountered on tho road-side two col?
ored children standing beside an apparent corpse
of a colored woman, when the following colloquy
ensued: "What's the matter with that woman ?"
"She's dead, sir!" "Dead! it isn't possible!"
"Yes, sir, she's dead7 out she's free, sir !" Relia?
ble's friend went on his way, a sadder bat a wiser
?an.
THE "WEATHER.
March came in like a lamb, but could not long
continue passive and docile ; blustery days havo
been frequent enough, to remind one constantly
that this month is far from being tranquil and un?
disturbed by howling winds and fierce blatits
But on Monday last the acme of capriciousness
was reached. Light clouds of leaden hue in the
early morn denoted "weather" of some sort, end
for an hour or so after breakfast there was a smart
sprinkle of snow-flakes, falling first gently und
then with triple energy. Soon tho sky grew
brighter, and at noon we reveled in delicious,
balmy atmosphere, hut before night the air was
chilly and uncomfortable. Verily, that was suffi?
cient variety for a single day !
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NEW BRAND.
Our thanks are due Messrs. J. E. & T. Harper
for a neat box of Smoking Tobacco, branded "The
Jolly," so called, we presume, because its superior
qualities.will make one "laugh and grow fat," con
trary.to the theory that smoking is furious to the
system. Bo this as it may, we are obliged for the,
courtesy, and take pleasure in informing the pub?
lic that the Messrs. Harpers, at McCully's old
corner, have recently opened an extensive and
wen-selected: Stock of goods, which they are now
offering at reasonable- pricee. The services of Mr.
Wm. A?cnER, who is too well known to require re?
commendation at our hands, have been secured in
that establishment, .and ids numerous friends will
find "Uncle.Billy" olways ready to wait upon them
in the most agreeable manner. Give the new store
a trial, ond be assured of a kindly reception and
polite entertainment. ]
THE ISSUE FAIRLY MADE UP.
Since the bold and unqualified speech of Presi
dent Johnson, on the 22d of February, the Radi
cal majority in Congress have been passive and
wary, not deigning to go before tho country upon
the issue presented by the Executive on that occa?
sion. But this ominous Bilence is at length broken,
and the people of the Republic are informed at last
as to the ultimatum of this dominant faction. The
question of restoration of the seceded States hangs
upon a single thread, namely, Universal Suf?
frage ! All the cant and hypocritical declarations
in regard to the loyalty of tho Southern States,
under the Constitution, to the American Union, is
now unmasked, and the majority in Congress stand
in the unenviable light of having pretended one
thing while they clearly meant another. The Ex?
ecutive, by his boldness and uncompromising posi?
tion, has forced tho revelation, and strippod these
agitators of the cunning doughface behind which
their wrinkled nature was apparent.
In the United States Senate, on the 15th instant,
the Hon. Mr. Stewart, of Nevada, introduced a
series of resolutions, the purport of which is that
-the South shall'receive a general amnesty, upon condi?
tion of their accepting negro suffrage. This is the is?
sue, as presented by tho Senator from Nevada, and
endorsed by the leading Republicans, among them
Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, who declares
his belief that "the country is in favor of settling
this whole question on the basis of universal lib?
erty, universal justice, universal suffrage and uni?
versal amnesty." What is meant by "the coun?
try" is simply no "more nor less-than the party to
which the honorable Senator belongs, and of which
he is a prominent and most influential member.
As a Southern man, we feel thankful to these
distinguished leaders for their expressions. The
whole country is apprised of their real purposes,
and the thick, darkened veil of mystery which has
shrouded their motives is now removed. Let us
hope that the entire fanatical horde will place
themselves promptly beside these leaders, and
frankly declare the purpose to enforce this en?
franchisement of the negro upon the American
people. It will be the dawn of a happy day, for,
notwithstanding that the exigencies of war have
produced harsh, arbitrary measures and the peo?
ple are somewhat accustomed to the domination of
this party, the masses of the .North will unite with
tho oppressed millions of the South in sustaining
Andrew Johnson upon this question, and there
will arise from every section the earnest, sober de?
termination to prevent such on outrage before the
civilized world ! It is useless to discuss this ques?
tion before the Southern people?we arc powerless,
save in the preservation of our honor and adhe?
rence to the enlightenod principles of free govern?
ment?but even the more intelligent of negroes
amongst us will declare their belief that universal
I suffrage now would prove a curso instead of a
I blessing to their race. Unfit for the boon of lib?
erty itself, by reason of their ignorance and limi?
ted powers of mind, how much more unfit to ex?
ercise the highest prerogative of a citizen in being
allowed the elective franchise, which not only ele?
vates to place, but gives power to impose taxes,
mako laws for the regulation of society, and in
short, governs the country. We repeat, then, that
intelligent negroes in our midst will not favor this
"universal" idea of the Republican party.
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THE CIVTL_RIGHTS_BILL.
The bill introduced by Senator TncMBULL with
this title has passed both nouses of Congress, by
more than a two-thirds vote, and has been laid be?
fore tho Fresidcnt. The impression prevails that
he will sign it, but a telegram states that at a Cab?
inet meeting the determination was announced
that he would veto it. This bill is a twin-sister of
the Frcedman's Bureau Bill, and was only separa?
ted therefrom because of the great length if the
two were combined. The Civil Rights Bill now
provides:
1st. That all persons, irrespective of color or
condition, born in the United States, shall be con?
sidered as citizens thereof, except Indiana not
taxed, and persons subject to foreign powers. 2d.
That such citizens shall have the same rights to
make and enforce contracts, to sue and be sued,
to inherit, purchase, lease, sell and convey real
and personal property, and to full and equal ben
fits of all laws for the security of person and
property, as are .enjoyed by other citizens. 3d.
That any person depriving any citizen of any Of
the rights enumerated in tho bill shall be punished
by fine and imprisonment. 4th. That a final ap?
peal in any case that may arise under this bill
may be taken to the Supreme Court of tho United
States.
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A HEW AND VALUABLE INSTITUTION.
This is certainly the age of useful improvements,
and the editorial fraternity seem determined to
keep place with the progress of events. The Mo?
bile Register announoes the introduotiou of a new
position in that establishment. It has engaged a
"talking editor," who will occupy an office fitted
up with cartoons representing scenes from the
Castle of Indolence, where he will be happy to re?
ceive visitors between the hours of 11 at night and
8 in the morning. We consider this as quite an
accommodation for thoso visitors who desire to. en?
gage the time of an editor to the exclusion of his
legitimate duties, and at the earliest practicable
moment shall secure the services of an accom?
plished talker to entertain such as may be dis?
posed to listen.
BY TUESDAY EVENING'S MAIL.
Congressional Proceeding's.
Washington, March 22.?Senate.?The Sonate
passed a bill abolishing the Southern Judicial Dis?
trict of the State of California, and constituting the
Western Judicial District of Louisiana and of the
State of California, respectfully, one Judicial Dis?
trict.
The case of Senator Stockton, of New Jersey,
was discussed. A protest has been mado by the
Legislature of that State with regard to the validity
of Mr. Stockton's title to a seat in the United
States Senate..
House.?The House was principally engaged in
the consideration of the Appropriation Bill.
From Europe.
New York, March 22.?The steamer Australa?
sian has ? arrived. The Saturday's market' is not
received.
The relations between Prussia and Austria con?
tinue bad. Austria selected the mediation of
England, which was refused.
Great Fire in Cincinnati.
Cincinnati, March 23.?There was a great con
I flagration in this city this morning, by which
Pike's Opera House, the Enquirer office, and sev?
eral prominent business establishments, were en?
tirely destroyed. Loss estimated at $200,000.
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? The Texas Reconstruction, Convention, which
assembled on the 7th of last month, is still is ses?
sion. The only recent point in its proceedings of
importance is the adoption of an ordinance de?
claring the secession ordinance null, renouncing
the right to secede in future, and acknowledging
the supremacy of the national constitution.
For the Intelligencer.
In these days of selfishness and proscription, it
iB well perhaps, for every one to examine his own
heart, and there to find the motives which prompt
him to speak ill of his neighbor. Let each one
search into the history of the great men of the
earth, and the result of that research will be, to
conclude with common and universal consent, that
magnanimity of heart, unselfishness of spirit, has
contributed largely to, if indeed, it has not been
the overruling element in their characters. And
that god-like spirit has not only been exhibited in
acts of broad and general application, but ofttimes
the haunts of misery and woe have been visited,
and the unhappy inmates not only blessed by their
kind words and gracious benefices, but even those,
before accustomed to vice and degradation, havo
by these means, been raised up to occupy eminent
and useful positions, and their offspring taught to
bless the benefactor.
Persuasion, and not force, is the means which
not only moves the hearts of men, but it U the
great chain which binds those hearts to him who
uses it. Then, reader, if your friend has stumbled
from the path of love, friendship, or even virtue,
harsh words will but harden his heart against you,
if you^ggethem?rthcy will have a tendency also,
to make the chafed spirit restive and reckless, and
drive it still further into morbid excess.
Go, then, gentle reader, thin day, and by kind
words and acts of love, lead back that straying
brother. Point him to the blissful abode, whose
Paternal Chief is very love, and whose laws bind
its loving inmates to him and each other for a long
eternity. Point him back to childhood's happy
yeare, when love reigned, without a rival, in the
hearts of that juvenile band, of which himself was
one ; and tell him, that though that happy band has
been dissolved by death?yot, the love of God will
move him to re-unite them again around the great
white throne?and that yourself ond he arc alike
attached to that bright home and its joyous in?
mates, by a living hope. Woo him thus to God,
and your own soul will reap a rich reward :
"Think gently of the erring!
Ye know not of the power
With which the dark temptation came,
In some unguarded hour.
We may not know how earnestly
They struggled, or how well,
Until the hour of woakncis came,
And sadly thus they fell.
"Think gently of the erring!
Oh ! do not thou forget,
However darkly stained by sin,
Ho is thy brother yet,
Heir of the self-same heritage,
Child of tho self-same God !
He hath but stumbled in the path,
Thou hast in weakness trod.
"Speak gently to the erring!
For is it not enough
That innocence and peace have gone,
Without thy censure rough !
It sure, must be a weary lot
That sin-crushed heart to bear,
And those who share a happier fate,
Their chidings well may spare.
"Speak kindly to the erring!
Thou mayst yet lead them back,
With holy words, and tones of love,
From misery's thorny track.
Forget not thou hast sinned,
And sinful yet must be?
Deal gently with the erring one
As God has dealt with thee."
S.
STATE HEWS.
The Pickens Courier regrets to learn that Mr.
E. E. Alexander, an esteemed cit izen of that place,
departed this life on the 21st instant, from con?
sumption. The Court was in session last week,
adjourning on Thursday. P. M. Barton, indicted
for killing Joseph B. McGuffin, was found guilty
of manslaughter. The Courier is of opinion that
the frcedmcn "are settling down, pusuing their
avocations with a steadiness of purpose worthy of
commendation." It likewise mentions the pres?
ence at Court of Gen. Waddy Thompson, who has
returned to the practice of law.
.Tho Newberry Herald announces the result of a
special investigation by a commission of United
States officers in regard to certain charges pre?
ferred against the citizens of Newberry and Lau
rens Districts. In an interview, the officers de?
clared their belief that "bushwhacking" belonged
to the past, and that the charges referred to the
close of last year; matters were now improving.
Judge Aldrich opened Court on the lllth instant
in Newberry, but simply empanelled the jury and
delivered his charge, when Court was adjourned.
The Abbeville Banner is authorized to slate that
the system of Return Tickets upon the Greenville
& Columbia Railroad is again in operation.
The Darlington New Era contains the valedicto?
ry of James H. Norwood, Esq., who retires from
the editorial conduct of that paper. His succes?
sor is not announced. The New Era stales that
the dwelling of Maj. B. D. Townscnd,atBcnnetts
villo, was destroyed by fire a few daya since. Fur?
niture and contents of the house saved.
TUo Advertiser says that "Capt. Whito, 25th
Ohio Volunteers, with his company, numbering
some 40 or 50 men, together with a detachment of
5th U. S. Cavalry, has arrived in Edgeficld, and
taken command of the post." Only a small de?
tachment, under a Sergeant, has composed the
garrison there for several months.
The Kingstree (Williamsburg) Star learns that
the prospect for good crops in that section is very
encouraging. The negroes are working remarka?
bly well, and appear contented to a degree not an?
ticipated by the most sanguine.
A correspondent of the Laurensville Herald
chronicles a "marriage extraordinary" in that Dis?
trict. The groom was eighty-tight years old, and
had been married four times, while the fair bride
had spent only fifty-five years in single blessed?
ness. The minister who performed the ceremony
was eighty-five, making a sum total of two hun?
dred and twenty-three years in the three principal
characters of the wedding. The cream of tho joke
is that it was a runaway match, the parents of the
bride having refused their consent.
The Newberry Herald of yesterday announces
with satisfaction the arrival of Capt. Murray,
25th Ohio Vols., who assumes command of the
post. This officer was in Newberry last sulnmor,
and according to the Herald won the good opinion
of the citizens.
The Abbeville Banner of Tuesday last announces
the death of Mr. Franklin Miller, a .worthy and
excellent citizen of that District. The Banner
likewise regrets to hear that Capt. Hknby S.
Kebb, well known to many of our readers, met
with a painful accident on Saturday night last, by
falling over an iron bedstead and fracturing the
largo bone of his leg.
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? The Richmond Enquirer states that twenty
one Swedish immigrants, who passed through that
city last summer, on their way to find employment
in the interior of the State, have just returned,
mach dissatisfied.
GLEANINGS FROM OHE EXCHANGES.
?Horse and mule stealing is carried on to a
large extent in Mississippi by negroes and white
outlaws.
? The Iowa House of Representatives has pass?
ed the Senate resolution demanding the speedy
trial of Jeff. Davis for treason.
? The Washington Republican, a Radical sheet,
denounces the Pennsylvania Republican Conven
vention as a set of hypocrites and demagogues.
The editor ought to know his own friends best.
? Jesse T. Sherman, a highly vcspectublo citi?
zen, was assassinated in his own house in Mobile,
Alabama, on Friday night last. The assassin is
unknown.
? The San Antonia^craW says, that, with, the
exception^of fifteen or twenty fights and the ex?
change of a few friendly shots, without any un?
fortunate results, there is nothing of moment in
that city.
? A destructive fire occurred at Jacksonville,
Florida, on Sunday night last, which destroyed
the office of the Jacksonville Union and two other
buildings.
? Carrie F. Clark, of San Francisco, a pretty
widow, has sued Michael Reese, a rich Californian,
for breaoh of promise of marriage. Damages laid
at one hundred thousand dollars.
? A negro disturbance occurred at New Mar?
ket, Mo., the other day, which was finally sup?
pressed by the shooting and hanging of several of
the rioters. Several houses were fired into by the
negroes, and women and children greatly imper?
iled.
? The Macon, Ga., Telegragh learns from pri?
vate sources that G. B. Lamar has been sentenced
to three years' imprisonment and $25,000 fine for
cotton frauds, bribery, &c. The decision of the
military commission awaits the approval of Presi?
dent Johnson.
? A Boston despatch says, that Jared Sparks,
the historian, and ex-President of Harvard Col?
lege, died at his residence in Cambridge, on the
12th inst.
? The Confederate dead at and around Frank?
lin,-Tennessee, are being removed to a beautiful
lot near the town, given by Mr. John McGavock
for the purpose. It is to be adorned with shrubs
and evergreens.
? Ex-Governor John Gill Shorter, of Ala?
bama, it is said, has succeeded in procuring
the release of some cotten belonging Co himself
and others who live in the neighborhood of Eu
faula. The cotton was seized several months
since on the ground that it had been subscribed to
the Confederate produce loan.
? English and American civilization is begin?
ning to make progress in China, as it has done in
India. An English school has been opened in
Pekin for Chinese youth, sustained by the imperi?
al authorities, and a Chinese official in Shanghai
pays an American missionary ?2,500 a year for
the same purpose.
? There is considerable talk in Washington
about a difficulty between two prominent politi?
cians, caused by the one kissing the other's wife
after the lady hojl been entrusted to his care as a
friend by the husband.
? Gen. J. C. Vaughan, who made his name fa?
miliar during the l .te contest, as a cavalry leader,
is at hard work upon the coast of Florida, having
lost everything, and being now a exile from his
home in Swoetwater, Monroe county, East Ten?
nessee. His wife and children were all arrested
and sent North as prisoners ; all he had confisca?
ted, and even their wardrobes destroyed.
? The steamer " Jeneral Hooker" was destroy?
ed by fire on the 21st inst., near Beach Inlet,
Charleston harbor, and seven lives were lost.
Three ladies, Miss Carrie Bush, Mrs. Rhodes and
Miss Risly, with four colored persons unknown,
were drowned.
? Dr. David Jayne, the famous patent-medicine
man, died recently in Philadelphia. He was im?
mensely rich, and at the time of his death, had
nearly completed an elegant private residence,
costing $300,000, in which he designed to pass the
remainder of his days.
? A dispatch from Washington of March 10,
says that Mr. Stephens' final acceptance of the
Georgia Senatorship was in consequence of an as?
surance from high officials in this city that he
would be admitted to his seat, and the President is
determined to do his best to secure that admission,
an^d that his case is not an isolated one.
? The Baltimoro Sun advises all who are hav?
ing their property insured to examine well into
the character and ability of the insurance compa?
nies. The losses sustained have been unusually
heavy during the last two months, and several of
the New York companies have recently failed.
? A house worth twenty-five thousand dollars
has been presented to General Sherman in St.
Louis.
? Tho marriage law of Pennsylvania is under
going change. A simple agreement between the
couple, in prosence of witnesses, has been held to
be a legal marriage heretofore, but that sort of
thing will be done away with, and the services
of a clergyman or magistrate will now be required.
? It is stated that Gen. Scott, who is at New
Orleans, unhesitatingly endorses all that President
Johnson uttered in his speech on the 22d alt. He
expresses the hope that he will yet see the North
and South more firmly bound together than ever,
and that, to effect this, President Johnson has
adopted the only true and proper course.
? A man answering the description of Quan
trell, the leader of the Lawrence, Kansas, massa?
cre, was arrested in New York Satnrday night,
and is now there in General Augur's guard house.
Ig^s said several citizens of Kansas, including
Senators Lane and Pomeroy, and Captain M. II.
Insley, have visited him, and are of the opinion
that he is the identical individual.
? According to the Borne Journal, the reason
why so many Americans are going abroad, is in
the fact that a family can live in England or France
on the rent of their housos in New York.
? Richmond papers take encouraging views of
the next crop, and prophesy better times for pro?
ducers of tobacco and cereals.
fi/jji |?tarfetfa.
Unless stated otherwise, the prices given
arc in currency.
ANDERSON, S. C, March 28, 186G.
Cotton.?Market more active, and prices range
from 20 to 21 cents, specie*
Gold, 123.
CHARLESTON, March 23.
The favorable news from Europe had no effect
on the cotton market/ Some 250 bales changed
hands, Strict Middling bringing 37 cents.
March 24.?Transactions in cotton moderate,
amounting to 100 bales, with prices unchanged.
AUGUSTA, March 23.
Cotton market buoyant under favorable advices,
and good demand for the article. Prices range
from 31 to 34 cents.
NEW YORK, Maroh 23.
Cotton firm; sales 1900 bales, at 41c. Gold,
127*.
MILITARY TRIAL.
[continued.]
Citadel, March 24, 1866.
The Commission met at 10.30, A. m., and con?
tinued the trial of James Crawford Keys, his son,
Robert Keys, and Elisha Byrum
Absent from the Commission, Brevet Maj -Gen.
Chas. Devens.
By direction of the Commission, the Judge Ad?
vocate read tho following telegram :
To Brevet Major General Chat. Detern :
War Department, ??
Washington, March 23, 1866. j"
There is no legal objection to the officer contin?
uing to sit on the Commission, bui, it would be bet?
ter to excuse him till the return of the Depart?
ment Commander, if it can be done without redu?
cing the Court below the minimun.
J. HOLT,
Judge Advocate General.
Thereupon Major General Chas. Devens resumed
his seat as a member of the Commission.
The Judge Advocate announced that, in accor?
dance with the opinion of the Judge Advocate
General, it becomes desirable for the Com?
mission either to adjourn to await the arrival of
Major General Silkies, or to proceed in the case
without its presiding officer. It is proper to state
that this conclusion does not result from any fear
of illegality in the Commission proceeding as at
present organized, but from a desire to secure to
the accused all the advantages vrhich they might
derive from an entire separation of the functions
of the members of the Commission and those of
the commanding officer of the Department.
The accused, by their counsel, submitted the
following communication :
"The accused, by their counsel, having heard
the statement of the Judge Advocate read, sug?
gest that no objection exists to the Court proceed?
ing, as organized, with the case ; and therefore re?
quest that the Court proceed with Major General
Devens as President.
The Commission accordingly proceeded with the
trial, Major-Gencral Devens presiding.
Joseph W. Keys, a witness for the defence, be?
ing recalled and cross-examined by the Judge Ad?
vocate, deposed that he did not leave home at all
on the morning of the 8th Ootober; that he did
not see Fred. Clark that day : that Peter Keys
left an hour after breakfast; that the only per?
sons of the family who left home that day and
night were Peter Keys, Major Eeys, Bayl? Lewis,
and Robert Keys, who was absent an hour; that
he left his father at the supper table that evening;
that his father then lit his pipe and went in to the
front piazza; that he (witness) did not hear his
father call to any one from the piazza; that C.
Keys, his father, remained about two hours in the
piazza, and had no pistol in his hand during that
time; that Mujor Keys, Robert Keys and Elisha
Byrum were with him in tho piazza; that Robert
Keys said he was going to Captain Fretwcll's when
he rode off; that about nine o'clock Crawford Keys
went to his bedroom, and Robert, Major and By?
rum wont up stairs, took a drink and talked, and
that about an hour after, while in bed, he heard
Byrum say "good night" and go olf; that he heard
no one call Rachel; that the moon was not shining
when he went to bed; that he did not while iu
Robert's room go his bedside, but had no doubt he
was there in bed; that ho (Robert) did not speak
while witness was in his room ; that he frequently
goes into Robert's room at night for water; that
the moon was two hours high when he got up that
night to get water ; that his father did not have a
suit of black clothes; that F. G. Stowers and his
father were friends, but that there was no intimate
connection between them.
Tho cross-examination of the witness, which was
long, elicited no other fact of importance not em?
braced in his cxamination-in-chief on the 21st inst.
Tho Commission adjourned to meet on Monday,
the 26th inst., at 10.30 A. M.
-i-o-:
? Secretary McCulloch has written a letter to
several Heading Republican Congressmen, in which
he says he feels much anxiety about the political
situation, and very much desires that something
shall be done to restore harmony between the
Government and the Southern States. He thinks
that one step in this direction would result from a
full and free conference between the leading North?
ern men and the leading Southern men now in
New York. He suggests that tho persons to whom
his note is addressed invite Governor Parsons,
among others.
gjiucrsnit prices Current
CORRECTED WEEKLY
BY BEWLEY, REESE & CO.,
North Side of the Public Square.
Groceries, &c.
Bagging, 50 cts.; Bale Rope, 35 to 50 ; Adaman?
tine Candles, 40 to 50; Rio Co fee, 40 to 50 ; Tea,
?2.00 to $2.50; Rice, 10 to 12} ; If. O. Sugar, 22;
(C) Sugars, 25; Crushed Sugar, 30 to 38; Salt,
per sack, Liverpool $8.00; Iron, Swede and
King's Mountain, 14 to 15; Castings, 18 ; NaiU, 12}
to 16 ; Powder, $1.00 to $1.25; Lead, 30; Shot, 25 ;
Indigo, $2.00 to $3.50; Madder, 50; Blue Stone,
35; Mackerel?quarter bis., $6.00, halves, $12.00
wholes, $22.00; Tobacco, chewing, 50 to $1.50;
Factory Thread, $350 to $375; Shirtings, 7-8, 36
cts. per yard
Country Produce.
Flour, $15.00 to $16.00; Corn, $2.00; Peas,
$1.26 to $1.50; Lard, 20; Bacon, 15 to 18;
Tallow, 15 ; Butler, 25 to 30 ; Eggs 15 ; Chickens,
20 ; Beeswax, 20 ; Rags, 2\ to 8.
gSptchd jUfes.
HIRABT LODGE, No. 68, A.'. F/. M.\
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION of HIRAM
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room on mon?
DAY NIGHT, April 2d, 1866, at half-past seven
o'clock. Brethren will take due notice anu govern
themselves accordingly.
By order of the W. \ M.'.
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
March 8, 18G6 3
Burning Bush Chapter, No. 7, R/.A.\M.\
A REGULAR CONVOCATION of BURNING
BUSH CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on MONDAY NIGHT, April 19, 1866, at
half-past seven o'clock. Companions will assem?
ble without further notice.
By order of the M.-.E.-.H.-.P..
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary. -
March 15, 1866 39 8
AUCTION SALES.
By Dobbins & McGee.
WILL be sold, on Saleday in April next, between
the usual hours of sale, the following property, to
wit:
Complete Sett of Carpenter's Tools,
Seventy-five Bushels Boyd's Prolific Cotton Soed. |
Terms made known on day of sale.
March 15, 1866 3? 3 \
JUST BBGM?,
5q KEGS NAH
BEWLEY, REESE & CO.
BARRELS FLOUR. For sale by
BEWLEY, KEESE & CO.
300
BUNCHES FACTORY THREAD. For
sale by BE W-LEY, KEESE-ft-C??
ALARGE Slock of Gents* and Ladies' SUMMER
HATS. For sale by
BEWLEY, KEESE ft CO.
March 29, 1866 41*
STATE OF SOUTH CABOLTJTA,
ANDERSON DISTRICT.
WHEREAS, Lonisa M. Keaton has applied to me
for i Letters of Administration on the Estate of
B. F. Keaton, deceased :
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of said deceased
to be and appear at my office on the 6th day of
April, I860, to show cause, if any they conr
why said Administration should not be granted.
HERBERT HAMMOND, o.a.?.
March 23, 1866 41 3
to printers.
THE undersigned offers for sale a superior WASH?
INGTON HAND PRESS, No. 3, in good condi?
tion. Any one wishing to purchase can secure a
bargain by early application. Address,
, JAMES A HOYT,
Anderson C. H., S. C.
March 29, 1866 41 S
Mattress Making and Repairing.
PERSONS in want of work in that line can hare
Mat tresses made or repaired in the best style upon
application to TILLMAN, at the Barber Shop on
Main street, formerly occupied by Mr. 0. P. Mc
Kinncy as a Confectionary. All work executed in
the best manner and upon reasonable terms.
March 29, 1866 41 3 -
BUGGY FOR SALE,
APPLY AT THI3 OFFICE.
March 29, 1866 41 8
SOMETHING NEW!
J. E. & T. Harper
ARE receiving and opening at McCnlly's Corner,
a well-selected stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
Comprising
DRY GOODS,
HATS ft CAPS,
LADIES' DRESS GOODS, good assortmtnt,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
LADIES' & GENTS' BOOTS ft SHOES, a
[.large assortment.
HAED?AEE,.
GROCERIES,
. Vfi > .; ? f/H? i-l
Which will be sold low fur Cash.
COUNTRY PRODUCE, such as
CORN. = Jj
PEAS.
BACON,
LARD,
- and COTTON,
Token Fn exchange for Goods.
The patronage of the public is respectfully so?
licited.
J. E. ft T. HARPER.
March 15, I860 39
MONET WANTED !
ALL persons indebted to me f?r work done tine*
June, 1865, are earnestly reqnested to call and
settle. If you cannot pay all, give me at least a
portion of your indebtedness, in order that 1 may
do likewise. Those I worked for when thero wsu
no money in circulation, will surely pay now. "A
word to the wlso is sufficient."
JOHN L. ARNOLD.
BTJG-G-IES
Neatly Fainted and Trimmed
At moderate prices for CASH OR PRODUCE.
HARNESS & SADDLE WORK
Of all kinds, executed in the best manner, and.
upon the same terms.
BQF Shop near the old LiTery Stable of IL B?
& J. L. Arnold.
The patronage of the public is respectfully so?
licited. JOHN L. ARNOLD.
March 22, 1866 40
U, S. Government Sale.
OFFICE A.. A* Q. M.,
3d Sub District Western South Caroline,
ANDERSON C. H., S. C, March 22,1886.
WILL be sold at Public Anction 00 Monday, 2d
April next, at Anderson C. H., by order of the
Assistant Inspector General, Department of Sooth,
Carolina, the following condemned property r
6 Horses,
2 Mules,
1 Riding Saddle,
1 " Bridle,
1 Saddle Blanket,
200 Grain Sacks. jt
A. Q.TIILL,
1st Lt. Co. B., 1st Batt, Me. Vot,
A. A. Q. M,
March 22, 1866 40 3
ASSESSMENT OF TAXES.
I WILL attend at the following places, on the days
designated, to receive the assessment of the Taxa?
ble property in Anderson District, viz: On Tues?
day, 8rd of April, at Craytonville; Hones Path,
4th; Calboun, 6th:- Williamston, Oth; Belton,
7th ; Monday, 9th, Storeville; Tucker's, 10th ;
Reid's, 11th; Holland's, 12th; McClintonVlSth *
Gilmer's, 14th; Monday, 16th, Brown's Master
Ground; Townville, I7th; Pendleton, .18th.; Ea^.
ton's 19th?evening, Craigs; CentreviUe, 20th?
evening. Shearer's; Monday, 23d* Orrrillei
White Plains, 24th; Long's Store? 25th/; Smiths*
Stor?, 26th; Wilson's Tan Yard, 27th. Saleday
in May at Anderson C. H.> when the. assessment
will be closed.
S. E. MOORE, T. .C.
March 22, 1866 40
Dr. "W. B. Cherry,
DENTIST,
WILL be at Anderson on the SECOND OF APRIL.,
Office over Mr. Lesser's store, opposite IntiUi,
gaiccr Office.
March 22, 1866 40 S ?

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