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Ui?y Paper $20 a ?ionttt, ) "Let our just censure - ^ Tri-'WeekJy $1^ * !Mo?thl
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BY J. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, S. C., TUESDAY, APRIL ll, 1865. VOL. L-N?i ll.
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PT^HE undersigned hogs to inform th* <iiizdf
JL of Columbia and of Hie St&te u/ ^'uiitli
Carolina at Haiga, that he has tcir.mu ce ! Ii i"
daffy publicaiiorrot thc COLUMBIA PBtES IX,
and trusts that this additional conti ibiraon f
the sources of public interest viii l e os pn'd<
fal to his readers, ae he ti usls lo maLvJi \ r.u
able both to them and |p himself. Thc tele*
grams of the A**?ciated Press viii he J < ttffnrly j
published each morning, as will be, ?-Iso. ell
mattera of interest received by the mails. The
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"month, in advance. '
The TRI-WEEKLY PHjONIX- published
. every Tu**aJ?y, Thtueday nud Saturday-will
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for a longer period limn three months
ty Postmasters .areiaauthoriz^d to net ns
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^Tasions. - JULIAN A. SELBY,
. -Publisher and Proprietor.
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 10, 1866.
' -9
Proclamation. . ,
IT.'J. GOODWYN, Mayor of the city of
Columbia, S. G., call earnestly un on the
citizens lo-aid thc municipal authorities in the
preservation of order, peace and law. The
laws-made and provided for their maintenance
will be strictly enforced. It is, then/ore, ear?
nestly requested that any and every encroach-,
ment be promptly reported to the propeal
officers, lt is a source of deep- regret to the
executive that a laxity of morals exisb among
.?(me portions of our inhabitants, inasmuch as
they ore doily trespassing on the rights oL
others, whose enclosures'are not secure by pro?
per.fencing; also, on the shade trees on the pub?
lic ftreets The UrW in these instances, as well
ar all laws for the p?ok*elion of public and pri
* *ntc property, will be enforced.
it bus ?Ko been reported that parties are
Li '.i iring into thc city spi; ?tuous liquors forsalf.
It is much tobe deprecated that this source of
ri pftic ?hould exist ot such a time, when our
^.habitants stnm? in daily want of food. Se
->ic measures against the retailing of liquor.
i< ust bc reported to, in order to sfop th?.spread
cf thia grievous evil;, trusting on an All-wise
Providence to sustain me, io this onr^tiroe of
affliction, and relying on all goold citizens to
assid'the?authorities in maintaining order in
?uur city.
Given under my band, this fourth day of
Aprii. 1866. ' T. J. GOODWYN.
April 6 ? b* ,
Oar Refugesism. '
" nr.
Tie nc5ct day we aitWid in the afternoon'nt
Chester. Our rented house WSB still there, and
j ns wv had provisions along, instead o? troubling
I any.one for hospitality, we concluded jpst to
I stav in ?Hr own hired IIBII*?. if ;? TZZ but fur
one liTgbt. "We drove up, saw signs of ta be?
ing inhabited. On entering the door, ivere
met by n moustached individual, who said he
I.IKI taken po.-eessiofl of it, as*a surgeon of the
hospital; and '.here was one sick mon, he said,
v< ry rjck thc?. Air. "RI. said something about
.ls being his house, and coudln't the mun be
trove ? into' another room; that the lady was
Mci end tired mid cold, from travelling all day,
?nd couldu't she have the room with ii flte
plrce, ns PC on ns -possible;, whereupon, the
? flic in 1 told h:nihe ehculdn't have the bern?e ni
all, iii:i sh n-uuii the door in our faces. . 1 ore?
an ne it M us ' *a iiiilif si y necessity"-! o take a
I IIIHI'S fitted home, und when he c,sked fora
ui?MN h.dgii e in it, tc slr'm the cool*, in his
fee? ai.'d t f?nt of n lady. Soon, a Good S*mn'?
ti.n cnir-e to our relief, the wife of the
Methodist minister of I Le place, who cordially,
invited ui to (lie pi'imrrge, and tkeic made w
?comfortable mid ^rniefu) ?hat there were still
suite kind ond-Kiibclfifh hearts in this cold
woi?d. A bright and beautiful morning dawn
ed upen us,1bid soon we were upon our jour?
ney. Had to slop ut a blacksmith's shop, on
lite road side Thc man, a colored one, and
stronger lo us, wi-uld charge nothing Irr the
job, f-aying, "tiio?e time? we luujat .work iijtc
each other's bond?." He said nil these troubles
would teach the*negroes who were their true
friends; told us of au. instance, where a faith?
ful negro had saved bis master's. mil>, but sr
on fu i i ti Tu 1 .one lir.d subsequently induct d tin
Yankees to destroy ii. ibis piece of worl
making him presume too nmc]t on their graf
tude to ^ijm, "he became somewhat impcrtr
nen!, (as had been bis wont, no doubt v. itl
impunity, mini}- a lime before to his nv -ter,
ano the Yankees shot him. Another negri
man said, "I will die* before I betray my mri
ter," and the vile Yankee monsters said, "dh
then," and riddled him with their bullen*. Hov
would Airs, Stowe like to work up this lktlt
incident es%n offset to -'Uncle Tom?"
Before we reach Blackstocks, signs of th?
enemy begin to'nppear, defences in- the way o
fence rails, Ac. Glad to see Mr Y.'s, when
we were so hospitably entertained, on ou:
journey, np, standing safe, and unharmed
Wished for time to stop and congratulate
After we reached Blackstocks, where the en em]
took the back track, deplorable signs of thei
visit begin to appear. Dead horses and mule
make the air pestiferous, the railroad is a seem
of destruction. Sherman made good his word.'
' That he would burn the" verv stones in Soutl
Carolina," for the solid" granite foundations o
the depot were shivered to atoms. Now begii
the stark bare chimuies, all remaining of th'
?ne country homes, along the road of ibis fer
tile country. Obi these monumental chimnies
how mutely and piteously they stund there
day and night, as if calling dowu heaven's yen
geance upon the inhuman fiends, that hav<
made so many hearth-stones desolate. V> <
foundth? beautiful cottage house of Coekrell'
spared; ar flower garden all round the house
- ,11 JHHr-i.
a venerable matron, willi lier two young grrr i.f
daughters, the occupants. Purely tonicT?T'':' ?f '
with a green spolin his heart, must on t1>r.t
.account have saved it. No! it ir.PS headquar?
ters to some of the'officers-they needed shel*ei\
but allowed it tobe piilaged'from garret to.
cellar, ^?E we proceed onwai d, gloomier ?md?
fjloomier grows the picture. Ivofc eveh a i Sse *
eft,"in some places, to tell where the garoV-u
had been; in others, n few lett blooming on, nf?
en unconscious infant smiles in a'death el.i n.
ber. In "Winneboro, 1 bey appear, as** rrgr.; da
ihe.incciidiirritm, not io have sufier*ed greatly.
Shel man sent to ask Mrs.'B. if he might make,
ber house his he^quarters. *\i ?am in your
power," said she; "?ie ie welcome te come
Ah nc!" abe added; *T nm so in the habit of
saying that word welcome, to one who woa*t*f**fc,
be my guest, 1 forgot, myself. It is mcre^tbsIB
he can expect ?T a-Cai olino woman, to bidhirttr
welcome-he can ccmc." Her hospitality was
rewardod hy the sacking of her house, so that,
thc ugh that was spared, she lost move out of
,the house than the hons?* was worth. -
That night sought our former stopping-place,
the first night of our journey, Col. TV.'s Tho
house waB just the same and all the people7* in ?
it, though they hld- seen .??the el?phaTJ<?"'
They hacLaeked for k guard-always the right
?lan, by the way,-to save the houee; hut
not- its surroundings or contents. All o'utu .
houses are doomed, aa well asall stock and pre?
visions. Here the ladlee' trunks were we''i
rifled. One of the young ladies saved hermon.,
valuable one by sitting ou iL The}'stole all
that the negroes had. The;-, "even ?tole-fica,
tlie baby; for?an infant of-six months (the e?r
phan child of the late Col. .X). ) -va*, one of the
household, and I remorkeo: "Yoi] ought m
have shown them the baby^ surely *o much
innocence and helple ness would have disarm."
ed demons.*' "Ko, indeed," said they; ?"they
even 6tole a littlesmcque nnd pulu, of teuks front
twe" babyl" ?ol W.; nil the lime the .enemy .
were on- his premise?, w-.a lying-i^n?-*, T.x-.t
awake to all their movement., anv "saved a
food deal by snatching it from straggling Y/au
eesleftin the rear. After they had all left,
I as he supposed, he s^ied a blue-coat ir. one of
j his neg.-o nouses. Hie Yank was n-nkihg him?
self quite easy and^bmfortablo, eating a fit e
, breakfast he had made them cook for hint. Col.
W. stepped np, and, with the f?-Ktnnee of hi*
servant man, tied him, ordered hint to strip eft"
his boots, told hfm he wanted that fine shirt, of
his, also his "overcoat. Gave him, in return, un
old homesptfuyshirt, andras he begged so pire
ously for his life, he kept him till th?- enemy
had left Winusboro; then gave him-hi* par?le,^
and told him to clear himself. He took his
way- Savann ah ward.
.. CONSOLIDATION.-Under the Act of Congress
of February 25th, all companies in the service,,
numbering less than thirty-two meit, *are to be
consolidated, ?nd their non*oommissio:w>d offi?
cers to be dropped from the ninty roils and
epJisred as privates. The latter, hoares er. ar?
allowed to select the arm of service which they
desire to join. The office of .ensign hrs" been '
dropped, and the position is to be *given to
meritorious privates. Tho cisfepnuies ure to
be officered ?rom their own nomne? hy >. poia't
ment of .the President. '*

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