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Sunday Morning, October 29,1865.
unnecessary- Apprehension.
We understand a rumor is afloat that a
gentleman who has recently returned
from Washington, brings the news that
General Hampton and Governor Pickens
will most probably remain unpardoned,
and reserved, im companionship with Mr.
Davis, foi some terrible fate, such as de?
capitation or imprisonment for lifo, for tho
crime of having followed the fortunes of
their native States. This is the impression
which Washington atmosphere has left
upon that gentleman's mind. We say
Washington atmosphere purposely, fer it
is quite unlikely that such a statement
could not have been made authoritatively.
On the other hand, another gentleman, who
must have been at Washington about tho
very same time, and who was favored with
an interview by President Johnson, has
told us that the views expressed by the
President, and the moderation which they
manifested, did not permit him to partici?
pate in tho correctness of the rumor, but
that they rather appeared to him to fore?
shadow an entirely different policy-that of
clemency and oblivion. Wo are very much
inclined to believe so, too, and wo hope it
will be shown by his future acts, as we
think it has already been domonstrated by
President Johnson's past policy, that the
fears expressed will provo a chimera. The
President has, upon every occasion that
called for it, stood hitherto as tho only
barrier between the South and Northern
radicalism. Mistrusted by many Southern
men a few months since, through his
generous and conciliatory conduct, and
the speedy removal of grievances whenever
brought to his notice, ho has gained, in
an incredible short space of time, the
hearty co-operation and the good will of
the great mass of the Southern people. Be
it mere policy, or something greater-the
ambition to gain the highest honors of
statesmanship, for the restoration of tho
sountry's prosperity alone-ho is successful
in each, whatever hie .motivo may bo. For
our own part, we believe him when he
said, "The only and the dearest wish of
my heart is the speedy, political and social
regeneration of my country," and we are
prepared to say that the support of the
South is not all for which ho aims. Incom?
patible as this conduct is with resentment
and severity, wo should feel as if wo
charged President Johnson with insin?
cerity, short-sightedness and folly, were
we to suppose that ho desired to make a
martyr of any man who engaged in the late
war. But tho President knows well enough
that revolutions are perpetuated and old
issues kept bleeding through martyrdom.
History proves it upon a thousand pages,
and our hearts tell us so.
The radicals themselves, after having
evidently assailod President Johnson for
his clemency, do no longer make the
pardoning of rebels a war-cry. Their at?
tention is directed to quite other matters,
in no way involving the individual status
of any Southern man. They aro even
farther than that. Tho Washington corres?
pondent of a Northern paper repeats lately
what he said on a former occasion, "That
he felt quite suro President Johnson would
not even put Davis on trial, but pardon
him unconditionally ;" and this is now the
general impression North.
When wo seek for grounds, in view of
thc Preside nfs past policy, upon which
he properly could refuse either pardon or
amnesty to Genoral Hampton or Governor
Pickens, wo must confess our inability to
find any whatsoever that would not apply
to overy true Southern man. When the
fear is expressed that their pardon would
retard tho re-organization of the State, wo
say deliberately that nothing could moro
promote that object. Both Hampton and
Pickens have cordially and sincerely sup?
ported tho Administration, and now exert
their great influence in overy possiblo
way to strengthen the arm of the Execu?
tive of tho nation. Wo can cite no better
proof of the honesty anil patriotism of
General Hampton, than when we call to
remembrance that splendid letter to his
fellow-soldiers, which has sinco re
ceivod high praises North and South,
wherein ho advises his companions-in?
arms to remain at home and bear
their burdens, when, had he been
less true to his country and less firm in
faith, upon his bidding ono hundred thou?
sand Southern youths would have forsaken
their country's troubles and sought with
him a voluntary exile. Neither Pickens or
Hampton wero prominent in bringing on
the war; on tho contrary, the former was
abroad, and the latter considered rather
conservative. But, as true sons, they fol?
lowed their State. As to Gov. Pickens, wc
think his conduct in tho late Convention
has fully proven his anxiety for the resto?
ration of his country's prosperity; he has
also ondeavorod to heal former dissensions
in the State; ho has gainsd friends hero
and at the North. Truo to his State during
a long life of political usefulness, he will
not now turn against her. The entire
liberty of bis movements from restraint
and molestation by the United States au?
thorities, shows the rectitude of his con?
duct ?nd thc trust reposed in his character
by President Johnson. As to the bitfir
feeling said to be against him at the North,
we totally deny its existence, and in sup?
port cite from the New York Times, of Sep?
tember 30, the following words of that
journal, when animadverting upon Mr.
Aldrich's resolutions in the Convention:
"And ex-Governor Pickens, calmly remark?
ing that it 'did not become tho people of
South Carolina to bluster now,' moved to
lay the resolutions on the table, which was
promptly carried. If tho action of the
Convention throughout is characterized by
this spirit, tho oountry will have no reason
to complain." This stands in strong con?
trast with tho apprehension we have made
tho subject of this article.
Thc Legislature.
On yesterday, but little of interest was
transacted. The Senate adopted thc re?
port of the Special Committee appointed
under Mr. Haskell's resolution, to inquire
whether a moro suitable place can be pro?
cured for the meeting of the General As?
sembly. The committee recommend the
Societies' Rooms in the College Campus;
and it was resolved that, on and after Mon?
day, the Assembly will convene there.
Wo hope this is indicative that the Legis?
lature intonds to continue the present
called session until tho period fixed by the
Constitution for the regular session-tho
fourth Monday in November. If they work
faithfully until that time, the regular ses?
sion may be a very short ono-enabling
the members to reash home early in De?
cember. Public as well as private consi?
derations should induce the Senators and
members to continue tho present session.
Thc constitutional Governor elecfc can then
be qualified and ail the Acts duly ratified,
in accordance with tho Constitution.
Tho Broker's Circular reports: The sales of
the week foot up 112,000 bales, including
54,000 to speculators, and 12.000 bales to
exporters. The market opened firm, with
an advancing tendency, but subsequently
bocame flat, and closed with an advance of
only Ad. on American, and Afield, on India
and other descriptions. The quotations
aro as follows:
Fair. M??dlinn.
New Orleans.2CAd. 24M.
Mobiles. - 24?d.
Uplands.2G d. 24?d.
ance of the discount market was moro sat?
isfactory, and tho demand was quite mo?
derate. The hope prevailed that the valuo
of money had reached its highest point in
touching 7 if? cent. Under this impression
the stock markets were recovering from
their late depression.
CHARLESTON, October 27.-Cotton still
continues to come to market in small
supply, and the receipts for the past week
amount to 16 bales of Sea Island, and 2,505
bales of upland cotton. Tho operations of
the week have been very limited, and soon
after our last report was published a de?
cline commenced, and the market has
fallen from our highest quotation about
six (6) cents per pound; but tho market
yesterday was steady, and tho article may
be reported firm. Prices are somewhat ir?
regular, but thc small sales that have taken
place would indicate about thc following
quotations: Ordinary to low middling, [email protected]
49; middling, 50({?5'2; strict to good mid?
dling, 53tf?54.
1CASE Beck k Berkman's celebrated
SMOKING T O B A C C O-"Virginia"
brand; a good article, received yesterday.
Oct 29 2 C. H_ BALDWIN.
Eating House at Hopkins' T. 0.
THE undersigned have opened an EAT?
ING HOUSE at Hopkins' Turn-Out.
whore Refreshments can be obtained at all
Axemen Wanted.
IWILL biro 75 to 100 MEN, white or
black, to get out cross-ties for the rail?
road, ten miles above Columbia. Full
rations and ?10 per month paid.
Oct 27 8_J. (L_ GIBBES._
2f\f\f\ LBS. very superior BACON
AH JV/ STRIPS, in four and five lb.
pieces, at 37i cents per lb. by the piece.
Just received and for sale bv
Oct 25 tG*_El POLLARD.
SAMUEL R. BLACK has resumed tho
practice of law, and can he found at his
office, next door to his residence, on Senate
street, third house in rear of Mr. Tren
hohn's residence, near Stark's Hill, and
diagonally opposito to the Misses Stark's
garden._Oct 27 3*
Treasurer's Office.
I)ERSONS having business in my office,
will find me, between thc hours of 9
m. and 2 p. m., in thc offico of William
R. Huntt, Secretary of State, one door East
of the Post Office, in the College Campus.
Pet 28_Treasurer Upper Division.
WG. EMBLETON begs to inform the
. inhabitants of Columbia that he is
prepared to execute ENGRAVING, of every
description, with neatness and despatch.
Residence near the Fair Grounds.
Oct 28 6
Legislature South Carolina.
Friday, October ?T. 1865.
TL? Senate met at 13 M.-, pursuant to ad?
journment, and the Clerk read tho journal
of yesterday.
HODS. R. J. Davant, Senator from Beau?
fort ; Richard Dozier, Senator from George?
town, appeared at the Clerk's desk, and
presented their credentials, the oath was
administered, and they took their seats.
The following message from his Ex?
cellency the Provisional Governor was
communicaled to the Senate, and was mado
tho special order of the day for to-morrow,
at 1 P. M.
October 27, 18C5,
To the Honorable the Senate una House
of Representatives :
GENTLEMEN : I have the honor of trans?
mitting to you tho report of the Commis?
sion, appointed by order of the Convention,
"to propose such legislation as will be
necessary and proper in consequence of
the alterations made in the fundamental
laws, and especially to prepare and submit
a code for the regulation of labor and the
protection and government of the colored
population of the State."'
The report embraces "A Bill prelimi?
nary to the legislation induced by thc
emancipation cf slaves;"' "A Bill to es?
tablish and regulate the domestic relations
of persons of color, and to amend the
law in relation to paupers, vagrancy and
bastardy ;'* " A Bill to cstabhsh District
Courts;" lia Bill to amend the criminal law."
Those bills have been happily conceived
and admirably prepared as a perfect sys?
tem cf law adapted to our new state of
affairs. I would urge on the Legislature
the immediate consideration of the code of
laws. It is absolutely necessary for thc
protection of colored persons and the en?
forcement of their labor. Without it,
there will be the frreatest confusion, idle?
ness and crime at the beginning of the next
year. The farmers and planters wish to
know, at once, what they may dependen
in reguard to the labor of the colored per?
sons, in preparing their plantations for thc
next year. The peace and quiet and good
order of society imperiously demand im?
mediate legislation on these subjects.
The mere setting free of thc negro, with
I out providing, by proper legislation, for
the protection of his rights of person and
property, will not meet the expectations of
the Federal authorities, and they will retain
their military forces throughout thc State
for the purpose of affording this protection
to the freedmen and colored persons. As
soon as we pass proper legislation on this
subject, and have our State government
fully organized, I feel assured the Presi?
dent will issue bis proclamation, declaring
that South Carolina is no longer in rebel?
lion and entitled to her posilion once more
as a member of the Federal Urion. Then
your Senators and Members of Congress
cannot, with any show of propriety, be ex?
cluded from their seats.
If you have any doubts about the consti?
tutionality of your legislation, in the ab?
sence of a constitutional Governor, you may
consider and pass the bills, and let them
be presented to the Governor elect, as soon
as he is inaugurated, for his approval. A
bill to re-organize the militia is equally
urgent and important, and might take thu
same course as will as any other legislation
vou mav see proper to pass.
The President announced the Standing
Committees of the Senate as follows :
On Privileges and Elections : Messrs.
Buist, Tillman, Wilson, Gresham and Mc
On Federal Relations : Messrs. Manning,
Sullivan, Townes, Bratten and Kershaw.
On Finance and Banks : Messrs. Hemp
hill, Boozer, Winsmith, J. H. WUliams and
On the Judiciary : Messrs. Thomson,
Johnson, G. W. Williams, Buist and Sul?
On Accounts, Vacant Offices and Print?
ing: Messrs. Davant, beaty and McCutcheo.
On ('?aims and Grievances : Messrs. G.
W. WiUiams, Dozier, Tracy and Thomson.
On the Military and Pensions : Messrs.
Kershaw, Bratton, Shingler, McCutchen
and J. H. Williams.
On Collego, Education and Legislative
Library : Messrs. Townsend, Davant and
On Incorporations and Engrossed Acts :
Messrs. Sullivan, Boozer, Hemphill and
On Agriculture and Internal Improve?
ments : Messrs. McQueen, Beaty and Skip?
On Roads and Buildings : Messrs. Dozier,
McDu?io and Henery.
On Lunatic Asvhur and Medical Ac?
counts : Messrs. Winsaiith, Townes and
On Commerce, Manufactures and Me?
chanic Arts : Hensry, Hemphill, Winsmith.
Gn Colored Population: Johnson, Town?
send, Manning, Tillman and Wilson.
A message was received from the Hoe. so
of Representatives ; proposing the ap?
pointment of a special committee of three,
to inquire whether a more suitable place
can be procured for the meeting of tho
General Assembly ; aldo, proposing the ap?
pointment of a committee of seven to
whom shall be rof^rred so much of :he
Governor's message as refers to the Con?
stitution of tho State, and the embarrass?
ments which some of its provisions are sup?
posed to throw around thc legislation of
this General Assembly, at its present ses?
sion ; which were concured in.
Mr. Sullivan submitted the following
resolutions, which were agreed to :
1. Resolved, That under the provisions o:
the new Constitution of the State, all the
billa passed by this General Assembly will
bo subject to the veto of the Governor
elect, who cannot be inaugurated until tho
first week of tho regular session in Novem?
ber next.
2. Resolved, That inasmuch aa no bill
can become a law until first approved 1
tho Governor elected under the Conatitu
tion, or Ilia veto has been overcome by a
majority of the whole representation" in
each branch of the General Assembly,
that therefore it would be fruitieas to paaa
any billa at this special session.
A resolution for th? repair of the Saluda
Turnpike Road, was referred to the Com?
mittee on Agriculture and Internal Im?
Mr. Manning presented the petition ol
the Board or Commissioni rs of Public
Buddings for Sumter District, for an ap
pro pri?t ion to build a new jail and for other
Mr. Tracy offered the following resolu?
tion, which was agreed to :
Resolved, That a committee of three be
appointed to confer with a similar com?
mittee that mar be appointed by the House,
and to report tho proper mode of conduct?
ing elections by thc General Assembly,
under the rica voce system of voting, and
that a message bo sent to the House, re?
questing the appointment of a similar com?
Mr. Thomson offered tho following roKo
lution, which was agreed to :
Resolved, In consideration of tba en?
hanced price of living in Columbi: , that
the President of the Bank of the State of
South Carolina be respectfully requested,
if practicable, to advance to each of the
ofheers of the Senate twenty-five per cent,
upon the amount of his salary, estimated
at the amount herotofore allowed.
Mr. Henery introduced a bill to amend
an Act to incorp?ralo the Elmore Mutual
Insurance Company, to be located in the
City of Charleston. Adjourned.
The Clerk called the roll, wheu tho
Speaker took the Chair, the proceedings
were opened with prayer bv Rev. Dr. Howe,
and the Journal of yesterday's proceedings
was read.
The following members attended, pro?
duced their credentials, were sworn, and
took their seats : Berkeley, Johu Y. Pupro
Tew Charleston, J. B. Campbell, F. D.
Richardson, Benjamin Lucas : Clarendon,
H. L. Benbow ; Colleton, B. Stokes ; Horry,
F. J. Sessions.
Mr. Siegling introduced the petition of
the Elmore Mutual Insurance Company, of
Charleston, praying amendment of char?
Mr. Wagener introduced the petition of
John A. V> ilgener, John Campsen and J. C.
H. Clausi a, for a charter for the German
Immigration and Land Trading Company,
of Charleston. Also, petition of the
Carolina Mutual Insurance Company, of
Charleston, for renewal of the Act of In?
Mr. Gilbert introduced the petition of the
Commissioners of Public Buildings for
Sumter District, for an appropriation to
build a new ?all and other purposes.
Message No. 2 was then received from
his Excellency the Governor, and was read
by his Private Secretary, W. H Perry, Esq.
Mr. Easley introduced the following reso?
lution ; which was agreod to :
Resol ceil. That the Negro Code and the
bills accompanying it, be referred to the
Judiciary Committee, and that five hun?
dred copies ol' Bilis Nos. 1, 2, 3 and -Ibo
Mr. Ryan introduced a resolution, which
was referred to the Committee of Ways and
Means, that a Commission, to consist of
five persons, be appointed by the President
of the Senate and Speaker of this House,
to consider and report a plan whereby the
faith and credit of the State may be made
available for the purpose of affording relief
to such citizens of this State who have suf?
fered loss of property in the late war.
That this Commission report the result of
their deliberations to the General Assembly
at the regular session, and tho persons
composing it be allowed for their attend?
ance thereon the same pay and mileage
as is allowed Members of the Legislature.
Mr. Mall?n introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that numerous com?
plaints, from various portions of the State,
that certain officers of the United St.'t' s
Army, and Treasury Agents, have forcibly
takeu cotton and other private property,
without any color of law or authority from
the Government of the United State ; and
the parties who have boen thus despoiled
are, in many cases, without means to incur
the expense of preferring charges, and
seeking redress ; and as the conductof the
President of the United States has inspired
us with a confident reliance in his justice
and earnest desire to maintain the honor
and dignity of the country, it is proper
that a Committee be appointed, in each
Congressional District, to collect, under
oath, al! the evidence rel;1 ting to cases of
this kind within their power, and report
to the regular session of this Legislature. |
Mr. Bachmen introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that it bo referred to
a special committee of three, to inquire
and report what legislation may be neces?
sary to encourage and induce European
immigration to this State.
Whereupon, the Speaker appointed
Messrs. Bachnian, Wagener and Melcher,
of the Committee.
Mr. Cannon introduced a resolution,
which was agreed to, that it be referred
to the Committee of Ways and Means to
inquire and report as to the expediency ol
issuring Treasury Notes, or bills receiva?
ble in all dues to thc State, without interest,
to aid the Treasury in its operations, and
thereby lighten the burthen of taxation on
tho people. Adjourned.
Central Office, No. 57 Broadway, N. Y
JOHN A. ANDREW, President, '
FRANK E. HOWE, Vice-Pres't, |
L. W. WINCHESTER, Treas'r, ! Trustees
OFFERS its services in the purchase
sale, lease or exchange of CITY 01
COUNTR Y PROPERTY in the South am
Weat, or i procuring Workmen, Superin
tc: lent* Tenants or Partners from thc
v rt' from Europe. Full inforinatioi
fin ri ipou inquiry of
[.IK lt, SOULE &. CO., Agents.
. 4-Stato street, (up-stairs, )
Oct no Charleston, S. C.
Hep District of Western S. C
TMiiiA, S. C., October 28, 18<55.
0 h r" ORDERS NO. 23.
ET Brig. Gen. WM. P. RICH
1 , > )N, U. S. V.. having been re
i., ved duty in this command, in eoni
pliancu wuh instructions from Headquar?
ters, Department of South Carolina, Capt.
J. WHITE, 25th Ohio Vet. Vols., is hereby
assigned tr the command of the 1st Sub
District of Western South Carolina, and
will be obeyed and rospected accordingly.
Byordoi of
Brevet Major-General A. AMES.
CHAS. ? CARLETON-, Ass't. Adj't. Gen'l.
Oe* 1
Local Items.
RELIGIOUS NOTICE.-We are requested to
state that there will be servico in the Bap?
tist Church, this morning, at 10J o'clook.
Attention is invited to tho insurance
card of Mr. Nichols, in another column.
Ho is agent for a number of first-class fire
and life companies. It will be seen that
risks arc taken on cotton in transita.
JUST PUBLISHED.-Tbc Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, originally
published in the Columbia Phoenix. A
pamphlet edition of the above has just
boen issued and is for sale at this office
price $1 a copy.
have been requested to state that "J. N.,"
tho "ph?o8opber, orator and satirist," as
he is termed, is now in Columbia, and pro?
poses to address the citizens of this place,
on Wednesday evening next, upon a the?
ory of bis own, that "each belligerent
party was right, when viewed from its re?
spective stand-points."
NICKERSON'S HOTEL.- The admirable style
in which this hotel is kept, under very dis?
advantageous circumstances, elicits tho
warmest approbation of all who visit it, or
who make it their temporary home. Mr.
Nickerson himself, and his efficient aids
Mr. Hamilton and Mr. McKee-spare no
pains to make their guests comfortable.
The table is most abundantly supplied, thc
corps of servants well-disciplined and oblig?
ing, and in every department thc expe?
rienced and watchful eye of the proprietor
render Nickerson's Hotel one of the nest in
the country. We have heard friends, tra?
vellers and temporary sojourners so express
themselves, and our knowledge of ita ex?
cellent management, warrants us in en?
dorsing their high encomiums.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
aro published for the first time this morn?
James Farrow-Card to Voters.
S. C. R. R.-Shipment of Furniture.
American Band Company and Agency.
Jas. Wood Davidson-Classical School.
Cen. Ames- General Orders No. 23.
Jacob Levin-Tract of Land.
Coffin A Ravenel-Cheap Goods.
H. E. Nichols-Fire and Life Insurance.
J. H. Baldwin-Smoking Tobacco.
L. C. Clarke-New Goods.
THE usual English Branches,
the Classics and French are
gi taught. Students prepared for
?| tho S. C. College, l or other
information, apply to
Pet 29 1*_At Dr. John Fisher's.
Cheap Goods.
BUTTONS, BUCKLES, Ac, Ac. For sale at
Oct 29 3*_Assembly street.
JUST arrived from North Caro?
lina and for sale at C. Logan's lots,
_?27 head of fine and well-broke
JTJES. Call and examine for yourselves.
_ Oct 28 3*_C.LOGAN._
H. E. NICHOLS, Agent,
I^OR the following FIRST CLASS COM
The "Underwriter's Agency," the -'Inter?
nationa' " the "Metropolitan," the "Conti?
nental," the "Security," the "Home," the
'Columbia." the "Washington," the "Ful?
ton," the "Croton," all of the city of New
York; the "Putnam" and the "New Eng?
land," of Hartford, Conn.; the "Home,"
of Now Haven. Conn.; tho "Home" and
thc "Southern Insurance and Trust Com?
pany," of Savannah. Ga.; the "Albemarle,"
of \irginia, and the "Gulf State," of Flo?
rida. Also, the "Globe Life Insurance
Company," of New York; the "New England
Mutual," of Boston; the "North Carolina
Mutual," of Raleigh, and the '.Accidental,''
of New York, insuring against accide nts of
all kinds. Tho wholo possessing an aggre?
gate capital of over
Risks taken on Cotton or Merchandize in
transitu from any point to any point on
reasonable terms.
Office nt Mr. Hussung's house, corner of
Assembly and Washington streets, Coluni
bia, S. C._Aug 15 ICm
Gen. Sup's Office, S. C. Railroad, fi
CHARLESTON, S. C., Ocr. 25, 18C5.
|\N account of the limited number of
V7 cars, FURNITURE will not be received
at Hopkins' T. O. until further notice
H. T. PEAKE, General Sup't.
Oct 29 m^b6

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