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. ?? . THE.DAILY W PHOMX.~ DAILY PAPER $10 A YEAR. "LET OUR JUST CENSURE ATTEND THE TRUE EVENT" \ TRI-WEEKLY $7 A YEAR. BY J. A. SELBY. . COLUMBIA, S. JD., FRIDAY MORNING, AUGUST 4, 1865. VOLJ I.-NO. iQ?f THE PHONIX IS PUBLISHED DA IL Y AND TR I- IV EE KL F. AND THE WEEKLY GLEANER -, EVERY WEDNESDAY. *BY JULIAN A. SELBY. TER MS-IN AD VAN C E. SUBSCRIPTION. Daily Paper, six months.$5 00 Tri-Wceklv, " " .3 30 Weekly, " " " .% 00 Kingle copies of the Daily and Tri-Weekly, 10 cents; of the Weekly, 15 cents. ADVEKTISEMENTS Insert-d in either the Daily or Tri-Weekly at SI per square for the tir.st insertion, and 75 cents for each subs?quent insertion. In the Weekly, il a square. WTt?peclal notices 15 cents a lino. The Situation of Jeff. Davis Under a flaming head, displayed in large capitals, the Fortress Monroe eorrespondent of the New York' He? rald writes : * . Jeff. Davis last evening was allowed to come out of his casemate, and take H walk inside the fortress. An officer and guard accompanied him. He pro? tracted his walk nearly an hour. This is the first occasion of his being out? side of his Casemate since he was first \ Eat in there, on the 21st of May Lost, j r. Craven, his medical custodian, I i am told, advised that, unless he be allowed out-door exercise, he would not live muclt; longer. The late extra- i ordinr ry heat-the thermometer ono ! day indicating 107 degrees in the shade' inside the fort-has had a very debili- j tating us well us depressing effect on ; him. lt is known that Mr. Clay was j allowed daily walks, on the represen- j tation of his .argoon that contiuued close confinement would kill him. It is reasonable to infer that the same 1 privilege has now been accorded to Je?f. D?ivw; for the same reason. In a recent letter, I stated that, notwith? standing contradictions of my previ- ] ous statement, that Davis was in de- | dining health, and would nat survive six weeks longer close incarceration. ! The truth of this statement is con- j firmed in the permission just given to Davis to take out-door exercise. It is j understood that this permission is to bo allowed him every day, at least to j an extent giving assurance of preser- ; vat-ion" of his health and life. DAVIS ASKING NO FBIVHiEOES. Finding that l?is very moderate re- j quests to be allowed to write to his j wife and read her letters, and to be j granted a wider range of rending mat- > ter than the Bible, were not complied with, has made Davis very quiet on ? the subject of asking any favors. His ! pride had much, doubtless, to do in'j influencing this course of conduct. Gradually he grew more depressed and morose, and his health had declined, | and, with increasing depression, grow- i ing gloominess mid increased physical '? debility, his stubbornness of will kept ! him obdurate. He had made up his j mind to ask no favors, and he has not. ; The prison authorities might do as they pleased with him, and he would patiently, passively submit. I WHY JUS HEALTH DECLINED. j He has taken no exercise. His only i care looking to preserve his health has j been his morning baths. He has eaten ? his three meals with decreasing appe- ' tite, and in the intervals has sat look- I ing out of his casemate opening. Through eaeh livelong clay, and till the shadows of night obscured sea and choral, and passing ships anil the dis- ' tant woodland, from his dimmed view, he has herc sat in sullen, dogged si? lence. WHY HE IS AUAlWltD OTJT-DOOR EXER? CISE. His pride and obstinacy coombing were killing him. He was dyiug by inches. What should be done with him? It would hardly do; it would not look well; it woidd not sound well; it might revive an unhealthy sympathy in the hearts of his old sup? porters to let him die in his casemated celi. Exercise daily in the open air was iiecordingly advised^-strongly urged. The Secretary of War waa e.onsulted and gave his consent, or per? haps mandate. Such is the state of facts as I gather them. I am told that Mr. Davis did not ask this privilege. Ho accepted the privilege most joy ously, and made no disguise of his pleasure. THE WALK. A strong guard accompanied Davis in his walk. The walk waa alow, and with nothing said on either side. He walked with more ease, and with firmer step, and more erect, than it was supposed lid could. The excite? ment a?d novelty of his position, doubtless, had something to do with it. He returned strengthened and more cheerful, than he has shown jaim aelf for weeks. SURVEILLANCE OVER DAVIS. Over all the State prisoners the same guard, numbering altogether seventy ) officers and men, is now kept to watch over them as at the commencement of their incarceration. . It may, in fact, with the utmost truth be said that the great Napoleon at Elba or St, Helena, I the lesser Napoleon at the Fortress of ! Ham, or any State prisoner of the last. I several centuries, were not subjected ; to stricter surveillance than that to ! which Jeff. Davis is -still subjected ! here. The great Corsican conqueror I did escape from Elba, the present ! Emperor of Franc* performed a like j exploit at Ham, and others, whose > overleaping ambition plunged them into; crimson crimes that only could be expiated on the gallows, success? fully eluded their vigilant guards. TRIAL OF ?AVIS. Various rumors get afloat about the approaching trial of Jeff. Davis. These rumors all (im?nate elsewhere than here. No intimation of the time of his trial has been communicated to this department. We hear of gun? boats coming after him and his speedy transfer and trial elsewhere; but thc gun-boat8 do not come, and the trans? fer and trial are postponed. I ara told that Jeff, himself is very easy in his ow n mind, or At Untat ao professes, on the subject of his trial, come w*hen it will and where it will, and vhethei by .military commission or oivil tri bunal. CLAY AXI> MITCHELL. The health of Mr. Clay continues fcc improve under the continued regime of his daily walks. Quite often o late he betrays un anxiety for enlarge ment of his Vrea of freedom, ant thinks he ought to be set at liberty altogether. The basis of his claim t< the right of such liberty is the fact o his voluntary .surrender of himself. Mr. Mitchell at length begins h chafe a little under his continued im prisonment. He is more trfikftti* lately, an$ more inclined to be eon ciliatory than formerly. He is castin; about for materials for defence, am has much to say of his kindness oi various occasions to our prisoner during the war. I do not think, fron all I can learn, it would take ver; much pressing for him to acedpt ? pardon. AV. B. JOHXSTOX, IVIflgi?tl'fltO, Office 07t Picken? street East end of Law WILL attend to all official busbies brought before him; will also atten to drawing up Deeds, Conveyances, Mort gage.;, Contracts, and other ordinary legi instruments of writing. Fair copies "of an document executed with neatness and di spateh. " ? August 1 THADDEUS STREET, COMMISSION MERCHANT, 74 EAST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C., WILL give attention to thc forwardin of COTTON to New York and Europ. and will receive and forward goods froi abroad consigned to parties in the intern of this State. Advances made on prod ni consigned to ArthurLearv, Esq., New Yorl A full stock of GROCERIES always on han and for sale at the.lowest, market rate Fay Brothers' SURERIOR FAMILY SO Al in quarter, half and whole boxes, can 1 shipped in any qnantitv at factory prices. July 31 13* _ _ Notiee^Ch arl table Appeal. THE lathes of the URSULINE CONVEN and ACADEMY are anxions to rebuili as speedily as possible, an edifice .-nitab for their Monastery and Institute, theil having been burned in the general conti gration of Columbia by the United Stab Army, under G?n. Sherman, on thc night i February 17th. And while they are fi from pressing their necessities on their fe low-sufferers of the South, will grateful receive any contributions which tho frieni of education and religion may donato the for this excellent work. Remittances mi b? made through the Express Conman Please address THE MOTHER SUPERIOR, Ursuline Convent a?;d Academy, Caro Dr. John Lynch, Columbia, S. C. Aug 2 Imo Just Opened, 4 T my reaWenoe, en Richland utreet, ono XJL door from Hull, next to Capt. Thoa. H, WudcV. a general assortment of FAMILY GROCERIES; consisting, in part, of COF? FEE, SUGAR, TEA, ?sc., which 1 will ?ell as low aa any other stou- in Columbia,, or e* I change for Cotton br other Produce on I reasonable terms. j AUK 2 ft* THOMAS STENHOUSE. JOHN" BLAY, Architect and Civil Engineer. 1PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS attended io in Nert 11-y<nd Smith Carolina. Office, at. Mrs. H. Lyolia' Garden. Col nm bia, S C. July 20 Jae oTfc> XJ O V ? xx j Auction and Commission Agent, Carver of Plain and Assembly Street*, WILL eive particular attention to the disposal <><" Real Estate. Cotton, I Provisions and General Merchandize. Will a tte*)! to the side of Furniture, Ac, at. any part of the city that owners may require. July 7 Gr. A. KTeixlTer,! Commission and Forwarding MERCHANT, OH ARLESTON, S. C. TAM prepared to promptly forward all Merchandize cousigoed lo me. arriving in this city /rom Northern nnd foreign ports. Also, Consignments by railroad, to be fo?a?n r?led to dornest ie <>r foreign port?. LilWrnl cush advances made on all con? signments of COTTON, WICK, Ac, to ruy friends in New York. Phi!nde.|.hia and Baltimore. G. A. NEUFFER. rsgr Mr-. GEORGR ll. WALTER, in Omnirehui-g, s. ( '. -present terminus of th? South Carolina Railroad-will receive ami in ward all Merchandize consigned to him h uh wiivs. . Julv 23 wf7* mmkf ?ll WHOLESALE 153 Meelina Street, Opposite Charles ton Hotel, CHARLESTON, S. C. TUST r?*eeiven. a full supply nf DRUG*} C11 E MIC A LS. ( i L ASS W A RE. DYE STUFFS. PAINTS and LIQUORS of al kinds for medicinal purposes. Ac, whicl we offer to the trade at lowest rni.es. n /GKNT? FOB DRAKE'S PLANTATION BITTERS,' STERLING'S AMBROSIA, Pure KEROSENE OIL, And KEROSENE LAMPS? July 27 _ Jf5_ Dissolution of Copartnership. THE copartnership heretofore existing between the subscribers, under th mime, st vie and firm of KILLIAN < WING, is this day dissolved by ninnis consent. F. W. WING, having purchase the debts due to the concern ?nil assume those due bv if, persons having demand will present them lo him, an?l persons ii debted ?frill make payment, to him. ELI KILLIAN, F. Wi FING. The subscriber having purchased Ui interest, of ELI KILLIAN in the tthov finn. Ihn business will hereafter be cor ducted by him in his own name. H respectfully solicits, a share of public pi tronage._ ' F. W. WJNG. The subscriber takes pleasure in reeon mending hi? late partner, Mr. F. W. Winj lo the support of the former patrons < the late firm of Killian A Wini:, and < the public generallv. ELI KILLIAN. July 22 "_14* Rotoert Bryct WILL renew, on and a Rei-the TWEI TIETH OF JULY, that part of h former business, which embraced the pel ing of GOODS or MERCHANDIZE ai COUNTRY PRODUCE on commissio Hi? long acquaintance with the Kusine and wants of this community will gi' him some advantages which shall b'e us? to the benefit of bis patrons. Ile h associated with himself his son, JOH EDWARD, and the nev firm will 1 known as ROBERT BRYCE ?fe SON. The undersigned b .g leave to ealr*atte tion to the above notice, nnd to state th they will ha found near the old stand, ec ncr of Msin and Blanding streets. No. Bryce's Range, where they will endeav to give their best, attention to auch bu: ne"s as m?y be consigned to their care. ROBERT BRYCE ? SON. July 15 . sw8* W. H. EA5TERBY, Com. Meroliant Receiving and Forwarding Agent, CHARLESTON. S. C. PROMPT attention' given to orders for the sale <>r purchase of COTTON or PRODUCE of any kind. July 15 fl3" Brass* and Copper "Wanted. HSOLOMON <fc CO. still continue to . purchase BRASS and COPPER. Tho highest market price will be paid. ? . H. SOLOMON ?fc CU., West side of Assembly street. Bl DIRECT IMPORTERS ' " /AND WHOLESALE. DEALERS FOREIGN BRANDIES, TOES, SSGARS, AND J. A. J. NOLET'S IMPERIAL And Aromatic Schiedam Schnapps TO ARTUVK: I AH PIPES Imperial EAGLE GIN. IUI/ 1.000 boxes AROMATIC SCHIE? DAM SCHNAPPS. ?00 hoxea BITTERS, (Magentropbcu.) 100 Mille Cigar?, of njl grades. Quarter and eight h cask? Cognac Brandy '. Rochelle " " " " Port and Sherr} W?nes. Scotch Ales and London Brown Stout Porter July 20 wf8 THE UNDERSIGNED RESPECTEULLY notify their friends and customers that th?v have RR. OPENED their store nt their old stand, No. 88 East Baj', corner of Vendue IVvbce. charleston, r?. C., wbere they will constantly keep ?n hand and for sale, nt^ LOWEST MARKET PRICES, a general assortment of GROCERIES, importedaud domestic ALES, WINES, LIQUORS and SUGARS, of well known brands. ROLLMANN BROTHERS. Jnlv 20 wf8 BOLLMMN BROTHERS ~ HAVE now on hand and are in weekly receipt of all grades REFINED SUGARS, bago of COFFEE, boxes Soap. Starch, ?rc. Also, all grades of Hyson and Young Hyson Teas, and every other arti? cle connect :d with a wholesale grocery. Our senior partner is residing at. the ? North for the present, and attending io person to all our purchases, whfe.li are for I cash only. We assure our friends and I customers that *0??? can and will do as well by them as any other house in this city. ! Cotton and all Country Produces will bo j purchased at highest market prices, or I taken in exchange for groceries. Charleston, S.C, July 20. wfS ! By the Provisional Governor of tho ! State of South Carolina A PROCLAMATION ! j \IT HERE AS ftis Excellency President ! ? Johnson has issued his proclama- j f.ion, appointing me (Benjamin F. Perrv) | Provisional Governor in and for the State of'South Carolina, with power to prescribe I such rules and regulations as may be ne- | cesaary and proper for convening a Con? vention of* the State, composed ol dele? gates to be chosen by that portion of the people of said State who are loyal to thc United States, for the purpose of altering or aiin-nding the Constitution thereof; and with authority to exercise within tt?e limits of the State all the, powers neces? sary and proper'to enable such loyal peo? ple to restore said Stat* to it? constitu? tional relations to the Federal Govern? ment, and to present such a Republican form of State Government as will entitle the*Stste to the guarantee of the United States therefor, and its people to protec? tion by the United States against invasion insurrection and domestic rioleuce: Now, therefore, in obedience to the pro? clamation of his Excellency Andrew John? son. President of the United States, I, BENJAMIN F. PERRY. Provisional Go? vernor of the State of South Carolina, for J the purpose of organizing a Provisional (iovernment in South Carolina, reforming the State Constitution and restoring civil authority In said Stat?, under the Censti totion and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim and declare that all civil officer! in South Carolioa, who were in office when the Civil Government of tho ?tate waa suspended, in May last, (except Lliose arrested or under prosecution for treeton,) shall, ?o taking the oath of elie- / i misty Proclamation of the 29th day of May, 1865. resume the duties, of their I offices and continue to discharge them 'under the Provisional Government till further Appointments are made. ' And ) do further proclaim, declare and make knnwn, that it is the duty of all ??val citizens of the State of South Caro, lina lo promptly go forward and take the oath jof allegiance to the United States, before some magistrate or military officer of the Federal Government, who may be qualified for administering oaths; and such are hereby authorized to 'give certified copies thereof to the persons respectively by whom they "were made. Apd such magistrates or officers are hereby Required to tranrmit the originals of such oaths, at as early a day ns may be convenient, to the Department, of State, iu the city of Washington. D. C. And I do further proclaim, declare and make known, that the Managers of Elec? tions throughout the State of South Caro? lina will bold an election for members ot a Stilt? Convention, at their respective precincts,- on the F?RST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER NEXT, according to the laws of South Carolina in force before tho secesM'on of the State; and that each Elec? tion District in the State shall eleot as many members of the Convention as the 8'iid District has members of the Houso of Representatives-the basia of repr?senta? tion being population and taxation. This will give on? hundred and twenty-fouta members to the Convention-a number sullieieutl}- large to represent every por - lion of the State most fully. Every loyal citizen who has taken the Amnesty oath and not. within the excepte'd classes in rhe President's Proklamation, will be entitled to vote, provided he was u legal voter under the Constitution as it stood prior to tlie secession of South Corolin?. And all who are within the excepted classes must take the oath and "Pi'ly f?r a pajrlon, in order to entitle them to vote or become members of ?hp Convention. * The members of the Convention thus elected on thc first Mondiy in September ,i next, are hereby ' required to con venu in the etty of Columbia, on WEDNESDAY, the ISth day ol' September, 1865. for the purp"se of altering und amending the present Constitution of South Carolina, or remodelling and making a new one, which will conform to the great, changes which" have taken place in the State, and be more in n^eordafiei with Repnbiicntrpfrio eiples und equality of representation. And I du further proclaim and make known,- that the Constitution and all laws of force in boutli Caroon* prior to the secession of the State, are hereby made ot force under the Provisional Government, except wherein they may couf?et with the provisions of this proclamation. And the Judges and Chmcellors of the State are hereby required to exercise all the power* and perform ail the duties which apper? tain to their? respective offices, and espe? cially in criminal cases. It will be expected of the Federal military authori? ties now in South Carolina, to lend their authority to the civil officers of the Pro? visional Government, fer .the purpose of enforcing the laws and ^preserving the f*eaee and good order of the State. And I do further command and enjoin all gorfd and lawful eitRens of the State to tillite in enforcing the laws and bring I ii JJ t,o justice ail disorderly persons, all plunderer*, robbers aud marauders, all vagrants and idle persons who are wan . let ing rubout without employment, or any visible means of supporting themselves. It is also expected that all former own? ers of freed persons will be kind to them. iud not turn off the children or aged to perish; and the freed men and women are sanies tl y enjoin?d to make contracts, just ind fair, for remaining with their former 3WIIC1T. In order tc facilitate as much as possi? ble the application-for pardons under the ?xcepted sections of thc President's Am ?estrv Proclamation, it is stated for infor nali?u that all applications must'be by )etition, stating the exception, and accom ?anied with the oath prescribed. This letition must, be first approved by the 'rovisional GoverrTor. and then forwarded o the President. The headquarters of he Provisional Governor xviii be atGreen ille, where all communications to him mst be addressed. Thc newspapers of this State will pub sh thia proclamation till th? election for lembera of the Convention. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand ?odseal. Dorfe at tba u S.1 town of Greenville, tbis 20tb day of July, m the year of our Lord 1866. and "of the independence of the UaJkdStateB the ninetieth. + b. F. PERKY . By the Provisional Governor: WILLIAM H Pr.PRY, Private Secretary July 20