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-.--.av.--- -: rT-, Thursday Morning-, Aug. 17, 1865. I ntl rr "IVUlcli King, Uti/.uniunl Wo give a aeries ol' test questions, which we find submitted to candidates 0 in the Alabama newspapers. These ?questions may cr may not be of im? portance to th?^eopl?. T?nt the ques? tion, first, is whether there isa people ?or not We aie told that the elections are prphounced void in Virginia, by the military authorities, because men who were old secessionists have been elected. : How have, they been elected? Were they not pardoned-did they not-become loyal citizens by the oath '-nave they not been granted terms of citizenship, and wi ?at docs citizenship imply? ls not amnesty a wiping out of old scores? If denice! the rights of citizenship, after taking tho oath, of what import the oath ?md what does j citizenship mean, and what does it ' confer of privilege? And ii.' tho military may supersede thc halbst box j what is auftrago? And if the restunp- ? tion of civil authority is still suborili- i nate to the ?psi dixit of martial law, I o? what lu?ti a Provisional Governor? ? And ii thc President of the United ! ?States confers a power which ibo mili- j tnry authorities will not respect when; i are the- people to look for authority? i We ask these questions in a perfect j state of bewilderment. Let us know who to obey. Let us know where the i autboi tty Hos. We are prepared to be ! .?submissive; bet really, in this conflict of authority, one: knows not whore to turn. We donotrcomplain. We only ask to know. Obeying ono. authority \ we may offend another. When; is the I authority? What is the law? "We ? have the freedom of tho balled box." ; the Governor tulls us! ''Cb) and j vole,"' -u.s Democracy. Well, we go! and vote. Wo vote for Dick .Smith. . Dick Smith is ?tue famous fellow that j swallowed the . broad-axe. Is Dick Smith ineligible to office? Not a bit! of it. Ile was ?i secessionist, was' Dick. Poor Dick! He voted, once ! upon a time, for Jeff. Davis, (>r afr. ' feNjote. Well, he repented of his sin. i "li" you repent," says the proclama- I tion, ''you are saved." Yon*have put j yourself right, in court. You can j como to the communion table as be- j fore. And so Dick-votes or is voted j for, '"but," nays Capt. Martinet, "you were a pestilent secessionist sometime ago, affd you shot at, me with a -din? nie bullet at Gettysburg, or you voted for Dick Smith who did thc shouting. Your vote istgaull and void. Thc elec- j tion i^ null and void. Yoftr repon- i lance is not worth a dash! Your oath is a farce. You must do this election j business over again, and,iee that you vote according to your consciences- - i for thc person whom wc please." Let ns have all. this matter adjusted one | way or another. Either Gov. Perry j has authority or not, from the Presi? dent of the United States, for calling j upon the people to give their untram- j melied votes, according to the ideas ol' Bep?blicanisin, or he has not. Gov. Terry must see to it and save ns harmless. He must daly ascertain for ns what otu* privileges are, anti whether wc are to have +hc ballot or not. If not, we do i\oi complain. We are still submissive. We really caro not a straw for the privilege, or about the denial of it. -We cady de? sire I in 'v what is expected at our tends, and what is allowed us. We simply wish to escape error, and we demand of Gov. Fcrrj to ascertain his stud* and ours in season, that we may waste no unnecessary time or temper on the subject. * Had Gov. Perry, fer example, au . thprity ter prefer an plectkft for mern .bei*' "of: ?.V?on^en'tion? Was he nu thc*i/.e3 Lb oJv Iba .Vh??b oi civil Hhd jucKcial authority in motion? Was he right or wrong Tn instructiug the indies to resume their functions throughout the State, at thc earliest moment? It i .surely easy to ascer? tain these things. Is it not the duty of Gov. Pern- to bring these doubts and queries to a prompt solution'.' Is j it uot encuuibent upon Lim tu procure froni the President a clear declaration j on these subjects? A brief proclama- : tion will do it. But if Kc has .ened ! and been premature-and we eau j baldly think so, coming, as he dbes, j from a pemonat conference with the ? President-then he should put him- j self rigat, and put us right, -with all possible expedition, so that harm may come to neither." It is not Ut be ex- | pected that the military government will forego its exorcise of authority, unless it shall receive official instruc? tions to this effect directly from the Government at Washington. J?L-hey will not recognize the proclamation of the Pi'ovisioaal Governor until dis? tinctly instructed tocio so by the para? mount authority of the United Slates ? Government. All we ask is that that | authority shall declare itself, as soon i as possible, ono way or the other. It j is all idle to be talking about elections for conventions and congresses and legislatures, when permission is de- j nied at the ballot-box by tho interpo sition of the bayonet. It is absurd t< require tho judges of the Courts <> General Sessions and of Commoi Picas, to issue their venire, when I we univ have a conflict between j their jurisdiction and that of ' the military courts. That "wt; should, j as soon as possible. h:we our courts j and. grand juries in session, is (Nilled j forby the condition of the country. The suouritN of persons and property, I the adjttstmont of claims and rights, I the support <d the republic-these, all, demand ari early resumption ol' all the civil offices and duties of the State. I But if the Government of the United j States shall dedKle otherwise, for the time, or for any length of time, the j people are submissive. AU that they demand is simply to know what to do and what to forbear, and whom to obey, and that they shall not be with the excitements of elections alie1 mocked the commands of conflicting authorities ? 'o re i:? no commotion among thc people. They are? uiinently pacific; siiiu!.: m tone and temper to 1 the color of fin ir foi Limes. Thor fee] I and behm-ls subjugated people, conscious th?.? tliey exist aud possess only under rho will of the United ! States Government. Any reports or repr?sentations which would show j them in any other aspee'', ure false and I without the slightest foundation. The people are without arms and ammuni- j' tion. There are no asseniblnges ol' them, There is no''combinai ion. When | thev meet, it is in open dav, in the I sight and hearing of United States I garrisons, lt may be that some of j them murmur iu their impatience, lt must needs be se. especially, when they are struggling for the mean-: . ;'J life and su Hering from tho spoli :::>>u I of their ?irids and gardens. ,-,uch j occasional murmurs areuoi to breo;)- ? sid -red as impairing their fidelity to their oatie, s loyal citizens. But we ha..'said enough. Briefly to recapitulate- -Jet us know w hat is our status what is expected at our hands, ls Gov. Perry authorized to confer power on the courts-to jr.?\ a convention of the people- to order elections-to restore the State to thc Union by the well-known laws of tin republic. Herc follow the queries of I he Ala? bama papers, which, cit' course, aro mero impertinences, if, when the vote is casi, it is discovered that Dick Suith is incompetent as a voter, and ineligible as a candidate for ?nice: 1st. Are you br not in favor of a free Constitu? io*, and how will you vote on this subject? 2d. Are you or nut in favor of thc disfranchisement of ail who have been excluded fron? amnesty h\ the Presi? dent? :>d. Will yon advocate, if elected to the Convention, the immediate or gradual emancipation of slavery? .1th. Are you or not iii favor of ex? tending the ejective franchise to the negro under any circumstances? If so. \\ hat circumstances? THEODOKE*D. WAGNKK. We'are glin! to learn that this noble gentle? man-has received the pardon of the President of the United States, and is now expurged of all his offences. THE'NEW ERV.-We have received the fourth number of a new weekly paper, with this title* just established in-Darlington. Ii is "a> neal sher!, published by John W. Turbo* and edited by B. P. Whittemore. " A, NEW YORK DJCXES.-We,#re in re? ceipt of the ? w York HWZc/?n?New Yolk Nvtcs, cadi of thc 10th instant, from both of which wc make selections. Tidings T!iroii^!i Charleston. We hove our files of the Charleston Courier to tho 11th. from which we make notes ami selectjons. Tho Cou vier discusses Mesh o and her future, and whether wc shall interfere in her affairs or not. That we shall interfere, we have no sort L ? doubt. We have never been slow to interfere, und, in? flated with the consciousness ol oxtra ordinary power, we -shall never 'bc done with interfering until we have kicked out thc soles of our prosperity. For the people of the South, we have but to say one word-attend to your Own jtffairs, und you will do wisely and find enough to do. We have* mon? werk? on hand, to recover our own piaspevity, than our sons will be able to^accomplish in the next fifty years. [Lot us encourage no scheme or polity of national aggrandizement at the expense ?d' the national peace ur mir own. The best policy for us now is to address ali our own thoughts and energies to horno- to tho resuscitation ol' our own wretched fortunes, und the pl arin g our people in that state of security which is the first essential of prosperity. Mexico is a problem, tile' solution ol' which is in tire hands of a gr"ater power thau ours. If we ntavnys keep in mind that God is perfect law, that he bus founded all laws for man six thousand years ago, we shall only need to obey the I #v ourselves and keep off all trespitssvrs. Th.- welfare ol' Mexico, just as ours, depends upon tho degree in which vre obey the . dt run] laws of Providence. All her pain.-, and penalties, anibal! ours. Lave accrued simply from i urmogleet of or disobedience of law. DEATH OF REV. SAMUEL Towxsuxn. The Philadelphia K'miiuy liulh iiu, of August 1, contains the following in relation to tho death of t'n's weli known and much respected citizen? .'Wo are pained to learn of thc death of the Rev. Samuel Townsend, of Co inmbia, S. G., which occurred last '?vening, ar the Merchants' llo?d, in this city. Mr. Townseud vas of tl.?' firm of TOWDJM nd A North, of Coluni bia, and, prior to tho waa", was well known in this vity and elsewhere a* nil ujiright, euterprisi'ig business man. At the elosfc <:f tne .rebellion he crine Nortli, with the view of resuming bis business relations; was seized with a severe illness, which, after sonn' three days' duration, terminated fatally, lt will bo grati tying to id-: family to fcmrw that Aerytking was done that the skill of Iii*:; physio:..! (Dr. McClellan^ Could suggest;." .r..'ii the fatal resal?, and that, tero : :1 the kindness ol' hi* friends an. i a vpiaintances ia re. during this. Iiis last - illness, he received all m edial attention.:' . Tlie Raleigh Pro:lr.>s? states that on Saturday the Presidi'Ul pardoned bis?oj) .Lynch, of So:;:.Ii Carolina, now tu borne, Italy. Mrs. ('nr.: A. Slocum, bia Slocum and Mrs. Caro? line A. S. Urquhart, of New Orleans, wer.' ?dso pardoned. Tho confiscated estates of MrsjjSlocmn was restored to her on the recommendation of Gen. Butler. ? Gen. Hartwell lias been nibbed of ?n's valise, containing documents as well as personal effects, while cu route f'rom Hilton Head to Charleston. .The virtuous pruel ici oners of the country have no respect for officials of what? ever rank. The 55th Massachusetts Volunteers (colored) and tho 1st Ohio Volunteer ( avalry are about to be 'mistered ont of the service. The former regiment, under the command of Gen. Hartwell, has hitherto been stationed at ( (range lairg. The Bishops of the?\Iethodist Epis? copal Church were to nave met for con? sultation at'Columbus, Georgia, or the 15th. Nine burglars were, arrested ir Charleston last week, viz: Jehu Kau ter, H. Wadderhold, Homy Welsh. John Watson. Nelson Kirk, Denn Nelson and John McGninnoss. Tin two first named are persons eminent in the profession. The others a1'1 obscure - merely commencing theil 1 career. Their arrest is unfortunate, perhaps, in abridging their opportu nities for attaining perfection iu theil arts. A daily line of hacks has been esta blished to ply between Abbeville, O H., South Carolina, and Washington Georgia. Gonn.ix NEWYOKK.-'Hie New Tori Hraldoi the iO b says the ( lea.iif qaotations yesterday were 144;?, fol lowed by a decline to 140;;.;,'and ? sub'aquent rally t? lloj? a 144, a which it closed.. The steamer Cost; Pica, from Aspinwail brought ??nl?l, 034 in gold,. To insure insertion, advertisers ?re re? quested to hand in their notices before 4 oV'.ojk p. m. THE CONCEBT^IUSICALE, on Tuesday nicht, went off with considerable eclat.. There wo a a f d! house, and the young ladioa- are put, strong in beau- y and in number. T?o suc? cess ol' thc peri'orinaaco waa unquestiona? ble. AU parties did well, and several of the songs were encorad. Fora Sra: attempt m our city, a?ter tho general Skermanrr" waa quite a ouccecs. The exc-orimons, encouraged, will no doubt be repeated, with a programme ct rjreitor nar; fxcaher varieties._ Eprnsancs i>- Occ.V o:ta.-Avrfci eterice reach us of a terrible epidemic, or ooverdl terrible epidemics, prevailing in Columbi::, of v.'ii. h there) we are aa ttti:rly fierait ?i>, i;" we vt?;re iff Kain sohatka. VTs -re tc ii that certain backwoods viii" g co ciuew are ?roadfully exercised tcv.chir.g cur !:iia. ?fable condition, especially aa iti3 dis? covered that the farmers and plantara -re still pressing hither tc cur marketa-cow crowded with all the good tbinga of tho rest of the world, Let them cerna without fear. The only mortality ia among thc mules, overborne by the hnrncnae waight of wagoning and wagon ienda from Tnibet, Cochin China, tho Persian Gulf, Timbnctoc, New York, Bftsto?i, Charleston nnd ether 'foreign lands, fain< ns icr stntja, end -a.re3: and charities, of whick tho .eec ctid thc better for all parties. loTEi.-11 ?thevetcrau Bbtcllceopr, T. S. Kickerson, .so long known as keeper cf tbclrliL?t Hcruio, in Cha: h-ston. and of thc Iviekcraoa'c Hotel, in this place, has rcaunc;! tbe vocation in which lu: has enjoyed such.& repetition and so much experience, and is about to apea a i'ust-elass hotel in tbU nrst-ciiss bml-iir-S, the Female College, ott Plain ctrcst. l?o house, perhaps, could i#: better devised for such :i purpose: and such an establishment ! pei-haps, the greatest cf ail wan? ? in ; Columbia. Wc shall be rejoiced to ses the j w.int sapp?ed aj it wL:i bu."find by cc com- ! potent :. , erson a-j Mr. Nicircrbou" ric bsa not d< dared bia purpose:, cr made bia prc- j naratiors. a moment t.:c soon? erp5cti.il- ; whoij. we consider bow rtwidiy che pcrioa approaches fur the aAcinblht? ot tno C;:i vention. Members of thia boc!;- a?.cL c: the ! I .eg ifH:.: un- may now be assured, of a good I .-in tt..-r, goo?! ?.in. tine accommodations, ' am! :ii ?pic room am! verge ct^u^i. .."vi'rt-tit being re piircd to go cit ?er to Greenville cr ' Charleston-tlie two c>.t: enies of the ?t??.e. NKW.'Dvnirrisi-trifr.Nt .. -Attention is called to.tho fode.wing u A. i-;L?< mem.', which afo ; published For the lirst time this morning-; ? .1. N. Hobson Choi- .? <1 ...di?. H. \V. Bice SchoofNotiw. Cieorgc Clusolm- To I'ravelcrB. llurbec A: Wr.lrer--Variety Sale. Jacob?Levin- Cow anil Calf. etc. I Hi.-hard Caldwell Witter, iard, &c. j .? '? -Candies, Ac. ! " - Uio Cotb-e, Are. - Hagar and Toa. ? P. I.-'. Cutt Ino- I/W-.l, iiivcoji, Ac. T. S. Niela -' a -Nickers. >u\s Hotel ' . Moise A Orchard New Hoods IXTKKXAn Bl'VUNXrC DECISION.-The '. Commissioner of internal Revenue ? malo s the following decisions public: Monthly returns of insurance com- 1 patries m ed not include pi*emi?.m ', notes. ! A builder's or contractor's licence. ? rovers his business Ii' he makes no j article subject to duty as a l.ianufac- \ titre; but if lie nmkes such t-ilicics to i an amount exceeding one thousand' dollars annually, he iciest also have a license us a manufacturer In such a : ease the umoim* of bw-i'iess coveled by the manufacturer'd license may be 1 deducted from thc gross amount tf; contracte. * A duty licensed o iinmercial broker 1 may negotiate a sale of liquors from | one dealer to another without addi- ' tional licence; but if at any finie tho liqno?s shall h - in hh custody cr under his contiol, he will require a license as ?t liquor de ilor on account of such negotiations ot sale. Under tho statute.-; of Kentucky^ a lien is retained upon land conveyed for the payment of purchase sum. ii in ! any way the amount remaining unps.id appears in the deed, ff notos for such unpaid sums ar** :d?o given, the notes ure liable to sf: mp duty. * CocjrrERFErrs. -Counterfeit fives of the National hanks an- in circulation. The color of the paper is a littio paler than the genuine. They are; however, easily detected by observing the posi? tion of the letter "T" in the word '"This," iii the line reading, "This note is secured by bonds of. " The . *T" in the genuine is over the left portion of the letter "1" in ;"United," while in the counterfeit it is further to the left, over t he middle ofJthc "N" of thc I same worthy j There 11W also cour.tcrfeit ones, ' Treasury nob s. We "have, however, I seen no description of them as yet. I Cincinnati IZnqiciver. I The Atlantic cable, only half payed ? out, is effectually played out, for the present, it breathes ro longer.' lt ! has uttered its last speech ind has no j more to say. Tha ^ytvjrizx1 -.n* ?-5933 I to be ?il over. P?BDCHS BscotriN'? FASY-QT^ES; Dorsos.-Robert E. I_ce and L?B two 3on3 have applied to the President fer pardon, ana they will 'get' iv, toe' Dick Taylor carne to Washington to a:;k pe> mission '.-c. go to Prance with ii' view to espatria ncr.. The Piesident would net hinder him from going, biro advised him to remain, take the oath oz allegiance, apply ipi a pardon, and tnen go back to 'Louisiana, and use hi 3 inhuence in rea terang the national k-tn?eny upen '-he ba3?3 ot- the extir? pation of slavery. After a long inter vl9w^?ur?^_wnica Jae int-.oduced-the I .ta * xceirrssiueiit .ticraim, *rhc ha;? px_od to oncer the snsratrve chamber, io the ccnqecrcv of N. P. Parka, tba mn cf cid -.aol: premised to confider tho subject. Cn"Friday inst, he com? plied with tho President's- suggestions and waits his pardon. By-the-way, x may mention that Dick remr.vr.ed to one of mn friends, if the president would pardon haz. be could and would give him the vote cf __cuic:ana fer re? election. Of coure G this waa -aid in badinage. Dich i; a chip cf the_o!d clock,'sheri, thick and stubby. ? do not vcuch fer the truth of thia gossip, but it comee to me through suck chi li'-' neks that ? credit ita eub-tance. i give it as a Straw, ? may idd that when Dick expressed a desire to keep his f ?et-for h . hac had incipient paralysis -a dfetinguiaked Senator, to whom he4_eade the remark, replied that ho had better be Icoki_rg alter his neck. . Dick wantc th.3 President to let him visit Jell- Davis, Dick.':-* brcther-iu law, but the request wiii not be grant-*? ed tili aetad^p-m in Cac.uec. Waiito? to* Purt?iase, GOLD and BILTEft. A; pb" to "Ane 17 3 D?KP.TCO WAT.TcS. S::ncl Notice, f\S the 21a; mst., ? will open a SCHOOL, Xj near tuc ? C. College. t.n-rh=h; L.nm aa? Greok will "ce taught, lern?a for E-n? li-ih, inciudhag Mathematics, fie per lena ci three meath J; Latin, Greek and ?fa.the.nia tics, 5-12. -#p?y to mc, ct Dr. John Le Coate'3. ' Li "ccr"iia ea-ie ?. credit will foo 'tren viii jVau:,r . ??-.C. "Aug 17J-' _E. r> P.ICE. EN1?CI.Y T.; ,t.V LAE?>, 35 rcr.'.;. Ko 1 TVA.CON i-PDE'S, ??)?< "'-- ti No. 1 PALE SOAP, ?5 couta per bar AISO, a gaa?ra! uusartra nt . ,: GROCE CLr.t?e. i^. a^:-ii<-~ L.r v r. cu'friKC. Cor. Upper h^ar.i:.r"" snl Assoniclv ats. Aug i? 'tr Butter, Itardj fe. KKfJs? on*H?.? Bl CTEIi Kegs WESTERN I. iMD . juts No. 1 MACKi-. KEE. . Loacs Ko; i EEi'iiiX'J=. WEST ii i li* Silt f. -. ITci-a E.vi'r.'. WiST?tUs FLOUT.. i o? 8alohj riCiiAEI) OALpiVji?J., ???OXE? :: > salo ?; if* f\ %. Vf '<:! "?' A ?? S?? I>OCKETS cholee ElO t Or 3 li:. Boxes Ai?.?>I.V>;fiNE CA.Ni'LI'.". Boxes SPEEl? CANDLED. Lex- a No. 1 .SOAP. Pound packages SMOKING '.'< '3AC0O. For (tale bv " EICILAED CALDWELL. Aug 17 P_i__ Sugar and Tea-, A FRESH supply . f thc I*E"ft^BKOWN SUGAR nt a5 c? ata per pound) and that Sk/X'ERIOU TEA, at S2.10 per Dound, just received P:-?.! for salo bv Ans ?"7 1 li'i'H.MM) CA li''A'FT Jj. mw mm : Moise & Orchard. ' GBlU'EBiES, r!'??ViSIOXS AND FANCY ARTICLES, ? I71LO?R, LARD. BfTTFj:. yv-!V:\ '.Tea, Coffee, rVee-e, Cr ck w. Sardir.es, ?.f??. ker.il. Soda, Caed! s. Blacking. Candies, ' Jellies, Pr? ? rvcr. Iicldes, Pomade^ Faia-.y i*?a)-.B. Flavoring Exi racte, Porfuniery. i(ai.-in-. Keach l'ai-Le. T?i.sl) Lemons. Lemon Syrup, Fancy Pipi-s, Ac. A* SO. A fine lot of OLD BOURBON WHISKEY, WINES CORDIALS, ALE, choice SEO ARS and TOBACCO, &c. Pendleton st., ono door West of Richardson. AU;? 17 i* MIll'S IB, COLUMBIA, S. C. ? , THE undersigned, having h as d W??tho LARGE and COMJlODloUS JMbLblTILDING known as the "Columbia ?letKodist F'-roal'- Cnllege,V will open ir asa 1-IliSr-CLASS t;Ci'EL. O?) Scntexhar 7. T. S. N1CKEEB0N, yrcpriotor. fia* Papers throughout the State in ser % twice a week for jive wceia. su'J tenrl bi?a to ,?no efitoe . A ag 1?