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By J. A. SELBY. . COLtJMBIA, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 19, 1865. VOL. l.-NO. 43. THE COLUMBIA PHOENIX, PUDL1SIIED PAILY, EXCEPT SUNDAV, Ii Y JULIAN A. SELBY. TERMS-IN AD VANCE. SUBSCIUPTION. Six months, ?5 (jue month, - - - - l ADVERTISING. One square, fl en lines,) one time, 50 cts Subsequent insertions, - 35 cts Special notices teu cents per line. The Assassination of G-en. Kleber in Egypt. There is a skeleton in the Jardins du Ii i in Paris, which moro than one, probably, has seen, without knowing to whom it belonged or its history This is it: O.n ccminir from Syria, after con? quering the Turks tit Aboukir, Buo tiapar^e returned to France, where his ?mb ti on, and the dangers menacing tiis country, called bim. But before quitting the East, where he had co? vered himself with laurels, he wished to ajsure the future prosperity cf his Egyptian colony, by leaving it under the government of a man worthy of his confidence. He selected among all the generals who had (oliowed Iiis adventures in that land, all ol whom were men who had performed brilliant services, one whose name stands high among till the others, Kleber, the republican; we mean an,ardene and enthusiastic man, a brave and talented general; Kleber, who was the idol of the soldiers, and, in fact, the only man who could make them forget the absence ot the hero ol Ato?le and the Pyramids. Scarcely, however, had .this general added the name of Heliopolis to hil these victoiies w;tli which the East was t inging, when he fell by the hand ul a i'auat ie. On the llth of June, after review ing the Greek Legion in the Island of Doudah, he c*mu to Cairo, to preside ovi r the prep nations which Monsieur Pro?ain. one oi the engineers who had ioMowed the army, was making in his palace. Both were expected to a breakfast with another general officer, which was given to several of his friends mid col? ic ?giles. lt was quite a fete of rejoi? cing, and General Kleber was unusu? al ?y o;ay, for ail had succeeded since he had been left in cominan J. The Turks had been beaten as completely at He? liopolis as at Mount Thabor and Abott' kir. The second revolt at Cairo had been put down, and everything seemed to predict that for the future the town would be quiet. There was not far more than five minutes' walk from the general's, where they had breakfasted, to Gen. Kieber'a, aud to arrive there it was necessary to p;>ss by a terrace, shelter? ed by immense vines, overlooking the Place el Bekieh. The general and the architect were walking slowly, and the la'ter stopped from time to time to trace something on the sand with a cane he held in his li a nd. Suddenly a man, clad in Eastern costume, appeared at a ehort distance from the other two, bowed to Genend Kleber, and crossing his arms over Ins breast, saluted after the fashion of t!io East. He tiien raised bis hand and Kissed it. Kleber was accustomed to these demonstrations; the Arabs who \ sited him to demand justice always acted thus, so he waited for the young /ran to explain what, he wanted. Sud? denly, with the quickness of lightning, tue stranger drew a curved poi uard from his belt, and buried it np t . the Liic in Kleber's left side. The general uttered a cry of pain au 1 surprise, a9 he stepped backward, ;.-.;d then .he leaned against lite balus? trade, caliiajg aloud to a so!lier who was passing: " Help, guard I I am as ssssinated I" At lli-j same moment, Monsieur Pro? cain, who had only a catie in his hand, _T.i"g or. thc murderer, who, after tho blow bail been dealt, stood a moment silent and motionless; but, finding himself unexpectedly assailed, with the rapidity of thought he stabbed the unfortunate architect half a dozen j times, who fell fainting to the ground. J Like a wild beast, greedy of blood, tho mau rushed aplin nt Kiober, stab? bed him several limes, and then fled into the cover whence ho had come. The guard hastened, as quickly as povsible, to the general's assistance, but lie was obliged to gc? round to. reach the terrace. 13y this limo, also. Mon? sieur Protain had come to himself, and, seeing the general leaning against the balustrade, pale and covered with blood, he made an effort to try and reach him, pointing out to him, now too late, unhappily, how imprudent it was to go about without an escort. But Kleijcr,-gently extending his hand towards him, uttered, "My friend, this is not the moment to give me advice ; 1 am very ill 1" And he dropped dead. The same day the soldiers found a young Arab corcealed in the gardens belonging to the French baths; his dress was stained with blood in several places. At his feet a dagger was stuck in the saud, which was staiued all round by it. This Arab was of vory dark complexion, rind fragile in I make. When brought before the mi I lita ry tribunal nppomted to examine i him, he gave his name without hesita ' tion, Soleyman EI-Kaleby, a native of I ."ryria, twenty-four year' of age, a writ j er by profession, established at Aleppo. I As regarded the rest, he totally denied j it all. Tne grueral at the head of the I court-martial ordered him to be basti j dadoed, according to the custom of the j country. After receiving it, ho declar- i ed himself ready to tell the truth, cou- j I sequentiy he was once more brought I before the council of war. There he stated that he had been thirty-one days j J at Cairo, having come from Gaza on a j ; dromedary; that his sole purpose in ! j coming was lo assassinate tho general. : i being sent for the accomplishment of ' the ?leed by the chief of the Janissa ; ries; for when the Mussulman troops j returned from Egypt, they inquired at. : Aleppo tor some one who would kill ; the general, promising both money and military rank to whomsoever would do it, and he had accepted. In the presence of the like acknow ; ledgements, sentence, as may readily be j imagined, was quickly pronounced, es ; pecially by a court-martial, j Consequently, Seleytnan El Kalebv, j convicted of having assassinated the I general iu-cliie?, Kieber, was condemn I ed to have his right hand burnt off, to I bc impaled and ?eft there to die, and ? hang until the birds of prey should de I vour him. I This execution took place on the ! return of the crowds which had fol? lowed the remaiiis of Kleber to the \ cemetery, cloie to the Institution, in j presence of the army, in deep afflic j lion, and a terrified population; for, j accustomed to tiie sort of justice in practice with the paellas and bevs^who make a wholo city responsible for the j crime of one man, they could not sup j pose that the punishment, now would j stop with the criminal. < As regards Soleyman, he was the ] I perfect Arab assassin, believing himself j the one chosen by fate for the purpose, ! and ho walked forward to his execu I tion without fear or ostentation, but ! firm and calm as a martyr, j ?YVhen he arrived at the place of exe I cution, his vest which covered his breast was removed, and the hand held over the lighted brazier. The punish? ment had lasted five minutes before the poor wretch uttered a complaint, i when a lighted coal jumped from the ! lire and fell 0:1 the inner part of his J arm. j For .1 moment ali his resolution j abandone 1 him, and he struggled, screaming oui for thu coal to be re I moved. The executioner could not help remarking, that it was amazing for a ' m :: ?kc trove!?* who h td borne thy cruel torture of bis Land being burned without a groan, should now cry out for a little burn on 1rs arm. The answer was peculiar. " 'Tis not the pain," he said, "which makes me complain, but Island on my rights; this hot coal was not named in my sentence." When the hand wns burnt off at the wi ist, the executioner led him to the spot where he was to be impaled. The spike was run into his boJy with i twelve blows of a wooden mallet; the spike was then driven'into the ground on the highest point near the Institu? tjon. There he remained four hours and a half dying, and almost incessant? ly repeating verses from the Koran, only interrupting them to ask for something to drink. A muezzin at last took pity upon him, pud gave him some water. Soleyman drank it, aud expired. The body remained there about a month, and the birds of prey perfectly accomplished the remainder of the sentence. Thc skeleton of this poor wretch was removed to France at the 6ame time as the body of his victim, and is placed in the Jardins du Roi, in the first hall of anatomy, on the left on entering; 'tis that of a man of about five feet two, the hones of the w rist are burnt, and the traces of fire still remain. The spike, in passing through the loins, had separated two of the spitml vertebras. They are replaced by two wooden ones, which so weil imitate the real, that it requires great attention to distinguish them. A Palmetto Trophy. Governor Fletcher, of Missouri, was, on the 2i)t.h ult., presented with the identical Palmetto flag which was sus pended in the capitol at Columbia, S. C., upon the organization of the Secession Convention in December, 18G0. The presentation was made by General Fisk in behalf of General F. P. Blair, Jr., by whom it was captur? ed at Columbia, S. C. The Missouri Democrat says: t? The banner is of silk, richlv fringed with bullion, upon ono side ol' which' is inscribed in letters of gold: j 'SOUTH CAROLINA CONVENTION, I860.' On the reverse sitie is the motto: "SEPARATE STATK ACTION." A palmetto tree, au open bible, and the following Scripture quotations: ''God is our refuge and strength, a Aery present help in trouble/' "Tiie Lord of hosts is with us, the God of Jacob is our refuge." December 20th, 1860, was a jubi? lant day in Charleston, South, Caro? lina, for on that day, amid the firing of artillery, tho ringing of bells, and oth<?r joyous demonstrations. South Caroli? na, by her delegates in Convention assembled, declared that the union be? tween herself and the other States of North America was dissolved, and that ihe State of South Carolina had resumed her position among the nations of tho world. The Charleston papers, began to print henceforth their tele? grams from Washington under the head ot' "Foreign News." The Con? vention fiist convened in the city ol Columbi.!, December 17. The small pox was then raging ther?fand it was resolved to remove the secession post to Charleston. Upon the organiza? tion ot" the Convention at Columbia, Gen. D. F. Jamison, upon taking his seat as President, unfurled and suspend? ed in Secession Hall the flail which to? day hangs in the office of tho Adjutant General of Missouri. Lawrence M. Keilt uttered tho fol? lowing words on that occasion: "We have carried tho body of this Union to iti last resting place, and now we will drop the flag over its grave." Robert Barnwell Rhett, and other noisy chaiupious of Recession, respond? ed amen to this sentiment. How aro ! the mighty fallen! We commend to j our sorrowing South Carolina neigh . hors the prayerful consideration ot' other passages o? Holy W rit, selected from t'.ie same beautifully expressive psalm from which are - lbs quotations on the flag. Let them be read amid the ruins of both the political and commercial capitals of the Palmetto Nation: . "Come behold the works of the Lord, what deso'.alion He hath made in the earth." "Hemaketh war to cease unto the end of the earth. Ile breaketh the bow and cutteth the spear in sunder; Ile btu nelli the chariot in the fire." "Be still and know that I am God." A gentleman was dining with a friend, when a most dreadful storm arose. The host insisted upon his guest's acceptance of a lodging for the night. The guest complied, but in a few minutes was missed from the parlor. Tn half an hour he reappear? ed, drenched with rain. "Where have you been?"' asked the host, viewing the singular object, which looked like a dog about the paws, and a weeping willow about the head. j said he. quietly shaking off the water, "I have been at home to tell mv wife that, as it was such a bad night, I should not return." For Sale. ! DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, M. LIGHT and DARK MIXED MELTON CLOTH. 1 caste FELT HATS, j 1 .. Ladies' BONNET FRAMES I French. j 1 ease COLORED MUSLINS. ; 1 " JACON ET CAMBRIC-colored. ! 1 " CALICOES. Silk and Alpaca UMBRELLAS and PARASOLS. 1 case Table Cutlery and Pocket Knives. ! G rangeville S'iirting, Twilled Jeana, j Spool Cotton, Flax Tin cad, i Pins and Needles, P.-arl Starch. ! Bones Windsor and Castile Soup, i 2 barrels Crushed Sugar, j li " Brown " I Brooms, Irish Potatoes, Mackerel. I Herrings, Raisins, Cheese. I Mustard ami Spices, tine Cologne. Kio and St.. Domingo Coffee. Black Pepper, Yeast Powders. Very extra Hyson Tea. Sperm, Adamantine and Tallow Candles, i Pickh-s, Sardines, Catsups. j Cotton Cards and Yarn. Smoking and Chewing Tobacco. Men's. Women's and Children's Shoes Sole Leather, and a variety of other articles, which are offered for "sale at the LOWEST Pill CFS. All kinds of PROVISIONS taken ia ex? change, j. Gr. GIBBES. Store in rear of the obi Post Office, June S 6 Plain street. Headq'rs Provisional Erigade, COLUMBIA. S. C., JUNK 9, 1S?5. : GENERAL ORR EU NO. 12. rTnilE attention of this command is called j JL to existing orders agi inst marauding j and foraging. Officers and men are far ! flier ordered to avoid ali unnecessary dis? cussion on public matters with those who, after these years of blood and sufferinc:, ! still do not acquiesce in the result of bnt j tie and in the policy of the General Gu ; vernment. Courtesy to all is the part of j a soldier. Information will be given when ) ever desired. Sympathy for those, in sor j row and affliction is felt by no one quicker ; than by the soldier; hut no soldier can ; forget what he has fought for, and what j his brothers have died to support-the i Union, Constitution and laws and free ; Government-now, as the result of the I war, accorded to all classes; nor can he forget the dignity of his Government and : his own dignity ns its representative, in dealing with those who now either secretly I or openly scoff at those sacred principles. I Contracts between masters and servants ! will set forth in words the freedom of the j latter, and will he witnessed by a United States officer and by a civilian. It is for the interest of the people that these rela? tions bc amicably adjusted without delay. Cases of difficulty will bo examined and trit i by rnihtary'authorities. j No privileges or advantages whatsoever i will bc granted those who du not declare ? their allegiance to the United S:.ates Co vernment, acting in good faith according to that declaration, j This order will bo published to the cn j tire command. i By order ot A. S. HARTWELL, Brevet Brig. Gen. ; Officia;: GEO. F. MCKAT, lat Lieut.-and '. A. A. A. G. ?une 9 I Headq'rs United States Forces, CITY CF COLUMBIA, S. C., MAY 27. 1SGG. ! GENERAL ORDERS NO 4. IN order to prevent aDy disturbance which may arise from the improper use of in? toxicating liquors, it is hereby ordered that., for the present, no intoxicating li? quors will be sold or given away to any citizen or soldier, unless permission is grunted from these headquarters. Any? one found guilty of disobeying this order, j will not only have his goods confiscated, I but will be subject to punishment by miii 3 tary law. By command of Lieut Col. N. HAUGHTON, Commanding Post. W. J. KYLE, Lieut. 25th O. Y. Y. 1. and i Post Adjutant. may 29 Headq'rs United States Forces, CITY OF COLUMBIA, S. C., MAY 27, 1SG5. GENERAL ORDERS NO. 3. ALL citizens having in their possession any property that rightfully belongs to the United States Government, accord? ing to the terms of surrender of Gen. Jos. E. Johnston, C. S. A.. to Gen. W. T. Sher? man, U.S. A., will immediately report the same to these headquarters. Persons having mules, horses'and wa? gons, will, for the present, be permitted to retain the same for the purpose of carry? ing on their work. Any person failing to comply with this order within a reasona ! hie time, will not only be deprived of any ! farther uso of said property, but will also ; subject themselves to punishment by mili I tury authority. Bv command of N. HAUGHTON, Lieut. Col. 25th 0. Y. V., Com'dc City of Columbia, S- C. W. J. KYLE. Lieut. 25th O. V. V. I. and Post Adjutant. may 29 Headq'rs United States Forces, CITY OF COLUMBIA, S. C., MAY 27. 1SG5. j GENERAL ORDERS NO. 2. INFORMATION having been received at these headquarters of the existence of I armed bauds of marauders infesting the : country and committing deprodatious-ou i the property of peaceful citizens, it is j hereby ordered that al! persons composing I such will be considered and treated as outlaws, and if caught, will receive the ! severest, punishment of military law. i The United States Government is desir ' ous of protecting all peaceful and law abiding citizens, and tiley will confer a : favor on these headquarters, and do justice to themselves, by giving any information they may have in their possession respect? ing the names and movements of such hands, and, if possible, . aiding in their capture. The time has arrived when it behooves every citizen to do all in his power to assist the military forces of the United States to restore peace and harmony throughout the land. By order of Lieut. Col. N. HAUGHTON, 25th 0. V. Y. I., Coni'ds: U. S. Forces, City of Columbia. W. J. KYLE, 2d Lieut. 25th O. V. V. I. and Post Adjutant. may 29 Headquarters, Northern District, DEPARTMENT OE THE SOUTH, CHARLESTON, S. C., April 25, 1S?5. Circular to Planters, etc. "VTUMEROUS applications have been JJi made to mo for information as to the policy to bo adopted ou thc subject of labor. All can understand the importance ot making a crop the present season, and foresee thc misery and suffering consequent upon its failure. In the present unsettled state of the country, and in the absence of any recog? nized State authorities, I'find it my duly to assume control of thc plantations near the military lines, and order as follows 1st. The planters, after taking tac oath of allegiance, will assemble the freedmen (lately their slaves) and inform them that they are free, and that henceforth they must depend upon their owu exertions for their support. 2d. Equitable contracts in writing will be made by the owners of the land with the freedmen for the cultivation of the land during the present year. Payment will be made in kind, and the allowance of"one half the en>p i* reeom mended as fair compensation for the labor, thc landlord furnishing subsistence until the crop is gathered. These contracts will he submit!ed to the nearest military or" naval commander for approval arid endorsement. ' When the above requirements are com? plied with, protection will bc granted as far ns militar}- necessity will allow; bu*. I where no eontrnct is made, the crop raise J will be considered forfeited for the use ii the laborers. Should the owners refiwe ?.o I cultivate it, they will be considered as er deavoring to embarras'? the Ooveraruct.t, and the land will be used for colonie- ? the. freedmen from the interior. JOHN P. HATCH. 1 Jme 1 Brig Gen Comnandrng.