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Important Letter from Bishop Elliott, :
A remarkable letter from Bishop El?
liott, of Georgia, touching tho possi?
ble re-unioD of the Episcapal Church,
?appears in the New York Church Jour?
nal, to a letter from the editor of
'which it is a rejoinder. The letter is
?dated Augusta, August 1st, I860.
After expressing an opinion that, a re?
union of the Episcopal Church, North
?nd South, will soon take place, Bi?
shop Elliott remarks:
"I think it our duty to guard tho
memory of our deceased Bishops
Meade, Otey and especially our be?
loved Polk. Not that we should ex?
pect any endorsement from the Gene?
ral Convention of their views and
?ctions, but that we should feel as?
sured that no reproach, either direct
.or implied, will be cast upon their
graves. About ourselves-the living
-we care but little; we are here, and
?can defend ourselves; but the reputa?
tion of the dead is in our keeping, and
.we can fraternize with nobody who
"would willingly disturb their tushes.
They have lived and died for us, and
however wrong others may think
them, w;e revere their testimony and
weep over their graves. Nor (I frankly
say it) do I anticipate, when recalling
the worthy, high-toned men who once
formed our Genend Convention, any
?Action that would bo disparaging to
them or painful to us; but yet I feel
it to be the duty of the church over
which I h.ive been called temporarily
to preside, to guard against any such
possibility. Silence, if you please,
but let it be distinctly understood
that there shall not be a word of ob?
loquy or dispraise. Let them stand
?or fall to their master and our master;
one far more competent to judge of
them and us than we are of each other.
In pursuance of these preliminary
views, my opinion is, as I have already
expressed to Bishop H. Potter, in re?
ply to the letter to which you make
allusion in yours, 'that if, at the
meeting of the General Convention in
October, that nobody was to pass a !
joint resolution returning thanks for
peace, expressing the hope and desire
that it might lead to a rc-nnion of the
?H?cese, and appointing a committee
of bishops, clergy and lxity to meet a
like committee from our own council,
w ho sits in November, with full power
to conclude an arrangement, there
will be no further dirticnlty.'
God knows that I, for one, desire
nothing more heartily than peace, but
then it must be peace which is pure,
sincere, and without hypocrisy. I
have been, probably, as earnest as a
Southern man as anybody, and yet I
never found any fault with tho church
up to the moment of our secession.
What has happened since, on either
side, has not arisen from the moral
action of our organization, but from
extraneous influences, which have now
partially ceased, and .will soon entirely
It is very.easy for you, sitting in the
midst of plenty, with everything flou?
rishing about you; with a world fawn?
ing upon you because of success, with
a future seemingly as bright as pros?
perity can mako it> to wonder at our
backwardness in acknowledging the
blessings of peace and re-union; but
the case is very different with usj
whose homes are desolate, whose
friends and relatives and children are
utterly impoverished, whose social
order is totally subverted, whose fu
ture is dark and almost hopeless. I
can humble myself under the mighty
hand of God, und I can call my peo?
ple to patience and endurance; but,
even through grace, I can do no more.
I do not mean to complain; we en?
tered upon this struggle which ws s
irrepressible and forced upon us, atter
having counted the cost; but I should
be a hypocrite if I came forward with
any smile upon my face and said that
I rejoiced in it. I do not rejoice in
it; but I have taken the oath of alle?
giance, and mean to keep it; and I
have advised my people to take it and
be good citizens, and above all to do
the best for the poor, unfortunate ne?
groes, whose future is dark and mise?
rable beyond conception. Already are
they perishing by thousands, and the
whole raee will now go out before civi?
lization (so-called) and competition,
as the Indians are doing. We can
survive the change, and one day flou?
rish again, but not they; their fate is
sealed, mid the edict of Puritanism has
already gone forth : 'I mid you cannot
.and will not work-you must die.'
The farthest I can go in behalf of
these fanatics is to cry, 'Pather, for?
give them, for they know not what
they do!' "
Debate on Negro Suffrn^r.
THE MANCIPATION IN THE WEST INDIES
AND THE REACK FRANCHISE THEKE.
Tho debate on the negro suffrage,
which commenced some time since,
was continued Monday night ?i Me?
tropolitan Hall. Although it had been
announced that Mr. Ii. W. Johnson,
a gentleman from the West Indies,
would deliver ?ni address on the result
of the emancipation there, tile audi
euee wai not as large as that which j
attended the previous session. Mr. j
Cook, the spiritualist, presided, und |
explained the obji^ot of thc meeting, j
Mr. Johnson prefaced his remarks !
Ivy stating that he v'as a stranger among
his hearers, lint he supposed they de?
sired to hear the truth about the West
Indies and the condition of the blacks
there. Last week a speaker in that
hall declared that the political privi?
leges bestowed on the negroes was the
cause of the popular eruptions in the
West Indies, lint such was not the
fact. He could speak from personal
knowledge of the West Indies; and he
knew by reading, of thc social and
political position of thc colored people
in tin; Central American States. The
disturbances there were not attributa?
ble to tho position of the negroes, but
to the deficient and vicious education
of the present generation. This coun?
try had two or three hundred years to
prepare for freedom, yet, although it
had the example of conservative Eng?
land to guide it, it has just passed
through the most gigantic rebellion
th"y had ever seen. As to Jamaica it
1 ' in it before the emancipation of
U_G blacks, the seeds of decay. Free?
dom only served to bring on a catas?
trophe which was inevitable. Negro
suffrage hud nothing to do with it.
The great dilliculty the West Indies
had to meet was in the slave labor of
Cuba being placed in the sumo condi?
tion with the free labor of Jamaica,
and the competition between them
was unequal. As for negro represen?
tation in Jamaica, there wete only two
colored men elected to the lower house
since emancipation; and these two
men were turned out as incompetent
The chairman interrupted the speak?
er with the remark, that his alloted
time had expired, and he left the plat?
form for his seat.
AN ENGLISHMAN'S OPINION OF NEGKOES.
An old Englishman, whose name
was not announced, next obtained the
floor, and stud the subject of negro
suffrage was all Avrong, A black was
a very inferidr being-very milch so
indeed. Upon his conscience, and he
was sincere, he had grave doubts if a
colored mali was not a monkey. He
never met ft mun with whom he could
argue the subject, for when ho Spoke
about it they laughed at him. Now,
if the negro was a monkey, he was not
fit to vote. (Laughter.)
The Britisher's time here expired.
A SCOTCHMAN'S VIEWS.
A stout-built venerable Scotchman
next spoke. He looked on thepreced
ing orator as a r?gulai* John Bull,
who came herc to oppose negro suf
1 frage as the Tories opposed wliite sui
frage in England, and ho politely
hinted that the Britisher shoi?d go
home. The speaker then advocated
negro suffrage at length, and said the
votes of the blacks were recmired to
keep down the disloyal South.
AN IRISHMAN'S IDEA ON THE SUBJECT.
Mr. Kelly, a sandy-haired and
strong-built Celt, followed. He said
he had been an Abolitionist; he want?
ed tho negroes to be free; but neither
he nor the meeting-had a right to give
them tho franchise. The Southern
States, now .that thc rebellion had
been suppressed, had alone the power
to do so. Let them beware, lest they
extend the franchise to ignorant men.
Mr. Kelly then gave his views about
the Southern climates, which were far
in advance of Pritchards, and which,
he said, had made the negro an infe?
rior race. He was often Very short of
words, and thia circumstance, with
his attempt to illustrate physical geo?
graphy and African cranology, called
forth loud and continued laughter.
SUPERIORITY. OP THE NEO Ito RACE.
Mr. Young, a gentleman of sixty,
next rose, and commenced a brief ad?
dress l>yr remarking that he believed
in thc superiority of thc colored race,
and he, could prove it. The hoads of
white people were angular, but those
of blacks wert; well-balanced and uni?
form. All the negroes knew how to
sing, and the whites did not. It was
nothing more than jealousy of the
black race, and the fear that they may
excel our own race, that prompted
opposition to negro suffrage. In the
South, the blacks were far superior to
the mean whites. Tho negroes lived
in cleaner and botter houses, and they
had a finer taste for dress than thc
whites. They should have the fran?
chise, for their votos were wanted to
put down tho foreign element of the
country, ns well ?LS the dishVvid people
of tire South.
Tite debate was then adjourned.
[ Aew York News.
FIRE AM) LIFE I.WUME.
H. E. NICHOLS, Agent.
TrSOK thc following Fl HST CLASS C03I
1 TAN IFS:
New York Underwriter's Agenev,
Home Insurance Companv, New
York, (a pita I..'. 2,000,00(1
International Insurance Compa?
ny. New York, Capital. 1,000,000
Continental Insurance ( 'ompaev,
New York, Capital. ".. 1,000,000
Hartford Fire Insurance Com?
pany, Hartford, Capital. 2,000,000
Metropolitan Insurance Com?
pany. New York, Capital. 1,000,000
Home Insurance Companv, Sa?
vannah, Capital.". 2.000,000
PhoMiix Insurance Company,
Hartford, Capital. 500,000
Columbia Insurance Company,
New York, Capital. .. 500,000
New England Mutual Life Insu?
rance Companv, huston, Capi?
New York Accidental Insurance Company,
insuring against all accidents.
With several other well known and relia?
ble companies, the aggregate capital
amounting to over $20,000,000. Risks taken
in any one spot to amount of $200,000.
Office No. 8 Bryce's Bow, Columbia, R. C.
Aug ?5 ?lini
571R?M this date, the train on tbe Bpar
tanburg and Union Railroad will leave
Spartanburg C. H. Tuesdays and Saturdays
ot each Week, at 6 a. m., and arrive ttt Shel?
ton at li a. m.
Returning, leave Shelton M 12 o'clock m.,
ami arrive at Spartanburg at 5.15 p. m.
TlfOH. 15. JETER, President.
Union C. TL. S. C.. August 2, 1865.
??T The Newberry, Chester Rnd Charlot te
papers will please copy twice a week for one
month, and forward bills to office S. A. U. R.
R. Co., Union C. H., S. C. Aug ll_i7?_
Hy Jacob Ucl!, Ordin?rij if ?aid Jiiftrict.
WHEREAS Wade A. L?rick. John 1). A.
Keblcr and Ann Drafts have ap?
plied to mc for letters of administration
on all and singular thc goods, chattels and
credits of Jesse Drafts, late of the District
These aie, therefore, to rite, and admonish
hil and simular the kindred and creditors
of the said deceased, to bc and appear be?
fore me, at our next Ordinary's Court for
the said Distrie?1, to bi' holden at Columbia
on Frida'', thc first, day of September
next, at 10 o'clock a. m., to show cause
if any, why the said administration should
not be granted.
Oiven undi '- my band and cal of (he Court,
this sevotiteenth day of August, in thc
year (d' our 1/ird orv thewa nd eight hun
dred and sixty-five, and io the ninetieth
year of American independence.
Aug 22 til2 Ordinary Richland District.
COLUMBIA, AUGUST 15,1865.
THE undersigned, having formed a busi?
ness connection with the finn of
ZEALY, SCOTT & .BRUNS, under the stylo
of 1IUTSON LEE k CO., for tho purpose of
conducting an AUCTION, GENERAL COM?
MISSION and EXCHANGE BROKERAGE,
respectfully solicits thc patronage of the
public. HUTSON LEE.
Hereafter, the Auction and General Com?
mission Business done by us mil bo con?
ducted by Messrs. HUTSON LEE & CO.
Aug 16 6 ZEALY, SCOTT & BRUNS.
HUM LEE & CO.,
Auctioneers, General Com. Agents
and Exchange Brokers,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
ANY business entrusted to them wilt re?
ceive prompt attention.
GOLD, SILVER, SECURITIES and BANK
NOTES bought and sold.
Refer to Messrs. WILLIS & CHISOLM
and Messrs. JOHN FRASER A Co., Charles?
ton, S. C.
GEORGE SCHLEY, Esq., and Messrs. F.
C. BARBER * CO., Augusta, Ga.
Messrs. STENHOUSE & MCCAULEY,
Charlotte. N. C.
"Office for tho present at Messrs. Zealy,
Stott A. Bruns. _Aug 1? t?tufs
12(5 n?<I. 128 Meeting Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
F. A. WILCOXSON. Agent,
Orangeburg, S. C.
EDMUND A. SOUDER A CO.,
LIVINGSTON, FOX ii CO., Agents.
KV LIBERAL ADVANCES made on CON?
SIGNMENTS. Aug 15 2??o*
ll A V I D SD?1 O L L E G ?,
CnA Ii LO TUJi,, A. c.
THE exercises of the College, and of th?
Preparatory Department, connected
with it, will l>c resumed on thc 2Sth of SEP?
AH a measure necessary to the support of
the Institution in thc existing derangement
of its finances, the Board of Trustees have
suspended, for twelve months, thc privilege
of using Scholarships in tin- payment of
Tuition ?20 for thc session of five months,
and Board ?10 per month -payable in ad?
vance, iu specie, or ?ts equivalent in enrucn
cy or provisions.
It is desirable that Students should bring
witli them such books as they may require;
also such articles of furniture "for their
rooms as they may bc able to transport.
For other particulars address tin* .subscri?
ber, to tho care (for the present) of Dr. E.
Nvc Hutchison, Charlotte.
J. L. KIRKPATRICK,
Aug 22 Imo President.
mUE A 1 BRITISH BAKE "EXCHANGE"
X is now ready receive freight. A pt il v to
Aug IS fi ' WILLIS A CHISOLM.
Not icc-('li? rit ?!?!?' Appeal.
THE ladies of th? URSULINE CONVENT
and ACADEMY are anxious to rebuild,
as speedily as possible, an edifice suitable
for their Monastery and Institute, theirs
having been burned sn the general confla?
gration of Columbia by the United States
Army, under Gen. Sherman, on the night of
February 17th. And while they arc far
from pressing their necessities on their fel
Jow-suffcrers of tho South, will gratefully
receive any contributions which the friends
of education and religion may donate them
for this excellent work. Remittances may
be made through the Express Company.
THE MOTHER SUPERIOR,
Ursuline Convent and Academy,
Care Dr. John Lynch, Columbia, S. C.
Aug 2 Imo
NOTICE.-To correct the many erroneous
reports in circulation, tho Mother Superior
wishes to say that she lias paid $i?i":5? for
one month's insertion of the "Charitable
Appeal," and has received not one rent, nor
even the value of one trent, towards either
the erection ?if the "Convent and Acade?
my," or th purchase of ground whereon to
(Snc'sors to Hotchkiss, Fenner ct Bennett,)
40 VESSEY STREET, NEW YOEE,
Tilos. FENNER, ll. BENNETT, D. W. BOWMAN.
MR. T. A. TOBIN, who was for a length
of-time connected with the old firm ?if
Hotchkiss, Kennel k Bennett, bas an inter?
est in the present .firm, and will devote his
attention principally to thc State of South
'Carolina. Hin address will bo (dinton.
Laurens District. Aug 4 Tmo
?ESTO? TO NEW - YORK.
THE new first
class steamer MO?
NERA, Charles P.
BRIDGE, J. "W.
Will leave Charleston, S. C., direct for
New York, alternately, THURSDAYS each
Por freight or passage-having handsome
State Room accommodations-apply to
F. A. WTLCOXSON, Agent,
Orangeburg, S. C.
ARCHIBALD GETTY &, CO.,
126 and 128 Meeting st., Charleston. 8. C.
LIVINGSTON, POX ft CO., Agtonts,
Aug 15 2mo * N.ew York.
Headq'rs Dep t of South Carolina,
HILTON HEAD, S. C., JULY 20,1865.
GENERAL ORDERS Nv. 9.
IT is announced, for tho information and
government ot this command, that BEN?
JAMIN P. PERRY, of Smith Carolina, has
been appointed, hy the President, Provi?
sional Governor of the State of South Caro?
lina, with authority aud instructions, "at
tho earliest practicable period, to prescribe
such rules and regulations as may be neces?
sary.and proper tor convening a ('(invention,
composed ol delegates to be chosen by that,
portion of tho people of said State who aro
loyal to the United Stales, and no others,
for thc purpose, of altering or amending the
Constitution thereof; ami with authority to
exercise, within the limits of said State, all
the powers necessary and proper to enable
such loyal people of the State of South Ca?
rolina to restore said State to its constitu?
tional relations to the Federal Government,
and to present such a Republican form of
State Government ns will entitle the State
??.? thc guarantee or the United States there?
for, and its people tr. protection hy the
United States against invasion, insurrection
and domestic violence; provided, that in
any election that may hereafter he held for
choosing delegates to any state Convention
as aforesaid, no person shall be qualified as
an elector, or shall Ito elijrihl? as a member
(d' such Convention, unless ho shall havo
previously talo n und subscribed the oath of
amnesty, as set forth in tho President's
proclamation of "May 2'.?, A. D. 1865, ami is
a voter qualified as prescribid by the Con?
stitution aiid laws of the Stato of South
Carolina in force immediately before the
seventeenth (17th) day of November, A. D.
I860, the date of the so-called Ordinance of
Secession: and th?; said Convention, whf<u
convened, or the Legislature that may be
thereafter assembled, will prescribe the
qualification of electors, and the eligibility
of persons to hold office under Hie ?'(insti?
tution and laws of the State, a power the
people of the several States composing tho
Federal Union have rightfully exercised
from tin- origin of the Government to the
present t ime."
It is, therefore, ordered, that all officers
and other persons in the United States
military servite, within the State of Seuth
Carolina, aid and assist Governor Perry in
carrying into effect the foregoing instruc?
tions, and they are enjoined to abstain
from, in any way, hindering, impeding or
discouraging the loyal people of the State
from the organization of a State Govern?
ment, as hereinabove authorized and di?
All orders and instructions now in opera?
tion throughout this Department, whether
emanating from thesc-headquarters, or from
Headquarters Department of the South,
that are not inconsistent with the foregoing
distinctly specified provisions of this order,
will continue in force as heretofore, through?
out tho State of South Carolina.
Every needful facility for taking the am?
nesty oath will be afforded by the military
authorities, on forms heretofore suppli?d
for that purpose.
Hereafter Provost Marshals and Assistant
Provost Marshals will constitute the only
military officers entitled to administer th?
amnesty oath, a certified copy of which
will, in "all cases, be furnished to the lfidb
vidual taking it. The original oaths Will bo
transmitted, semi-monthly, by the officer
rolniinistering the same, to thc Provost
Marshal General at these Headquarters, by
whom they will bc recorded in a hook kept
for that purpose, and then forwarded to the
Secretary of State.
Porsops applying for Executive clemency
will send their petition (with a certified
copy of thc Amnesty Oath attached,) to tin*
President, through the Provisional Gover?
nor at Greenville, South Carolina.
Ry command of
Maj. Gen. Q. A. GILLMOBE.
Official: W. L. M. BIKOL:K, A. A. G.
W'. B. JOHNSTON,
Office on Dickens street East cud of Lf?fi;/,
"VXTTLL attend to nfl official business
VT brought before hine, will also attend
to drawing np Deeds, Conveyances, M"rt
gaj;cs, Contracts, ami other ordinary legal
lnsirunient!- of writing. Fair copies of any
document executed with neatnens and de?
pflatch. August 1