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Daily Paper $8 a Year
'Let our Just Censure
Attend the True Event.'
Tri-Weekly $5 a Year
Office cm Main street, a<ew doors above
Taylor (orCamden) stroot.
Dailv Paper, six months..
Tri-Wcfeklv, " "
Weekly, ' " " ..
Inserted at. 75 cents per square for the first
insertion, and ?Ocentsforeach subsequent.
Weekly 7? cents each insertion.
eyA liberal discount mode nu the above
rates when advertisements are inserted by
'lie month or year.
. Apathy a. Crime.
There aro a gootl many well-mean?
ing people throughout the country
who feel their sensibilities so shocked
at tho humiliation put upon them by
?he military bill, that they have be?
come reckless, indignant and despe?
rate as to what turns up. They s.ay,
.'let them do their worst." anti placing
themselves in the heroic altitude ot'
Ajax, when he boldly delicti thc winds
of hollis and the waves of Neptune,
they button up their coats, hoist their
umbrellas and wait for thc deluge.
Such deportment is very courageous,
and is indicative of a vast amount of
fortitude, but it strikes us as unwise
and indiscreet. If any of these gen?
tlemen were to encounter a madman
of furious temper and colossal size,
it might, as a question ot prudence
'and self-preservation bc necessary
for the man of sanity to 1mmor tho
insane giant and submit to tho terms
which, in his blind phrenzy,' he might
impose upon his unfortunate victim.
Nor would there be any dishonor in?
volved in such a course of conduct
towards a madman, by a man of pru?
dence and sagacity:
The people of thc South lina them?
selves in just such a dilemma in deal?
ing with the fanaticism which has
eleluged our land with every species
of calamity. If matl l'action tenders
ns terms which are enforced with the
bayonet at our throats, what volition
have we in the premises': It is sim?
ply a question of self-preservation,
anti every man must determine for
himself, in his own mind, what is
best for him and those dependent
upon him for their support and hap?
piness. If wrong, grievous and al?
most insupportable, has been done
us by the exercise of nower ou the
part of those who hold it, how can
?\9?o help it? We can only leave to
Jardy justice and to posterity the re?
dress of the injuries which have been
inflicted upon us.
We fear that many ol the most es?
timable, intelligent and honest gen?
tlemen iu Virginia are, just now,
victims of a mistaken sense of duty.
The evidences ul lins ure very strong
in many of the rural districts, and
may keep many thousands from the
'polls at the first election which may
take place under the existing order
of things. These errors of judgment
should be everywhere corrected by
the press. They have untiling to do
with the question, "who shall call a
Convention?" They nh tte entirely to
the. vital matter of every respectable
white voter's taking an active part al
the next elections ?ti maintaining the
supremacy of the irk i te race, livery
white voter who remains sullenly at
home gives aid and comfort to those
who will, if they triumph, make Vir?
ginia such a hell that no decent white
mau can live here. That's the whole
matter in a nut-shell.
[Ricfr.ao/id 'Times.
Agricultural Commissioner reports
that, according to a census taken
last winter by the Freedmen's Bu?
reau, there were 31,54.9 freedmen in
thc District of Columbia. Since the
the census was taken, 5,192 of these
have made contracts with planters
and have left the District to come
South. Their departure leaves more
than 20,000 still in the District; a
much larger number than can be
employed there, in thc opinion of
the Commissioner. The Bureau has
offered every inducement to them,
to make contracts and find homes
for themselves in other Stab s, but
they prefer to remain where they
enjoy a prospect of rapport by the
Government* Transportaci?n was
furnished ; agpnts were employed to
give their attention solely to getting
them off; meetings were held and
much eloquence was wasted; but all
in vain. In the kn guage of the
report, "there seems to be great
reluctance on the part of the major?
ity to leave even the miserable
homes they have established here,
and start forth to parts of the coun?
try new and strange to them."
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OVER.-On Saturday, Messrs. Saun?
ders, Lee and Scott, members of the 1
City Council, visited Gen. Schofield, I
informally .-iud unofficially, to leran '
his wishes and intentions as to thc
municipal election of tho city of
Richmond, which, in due course of
law, should be held on the 3d of
April next, and thc order for the
holding of which has already been
issued by thc City Council. Their
visit was in evory respect pleasant
and satisfactory. Gen. Schofield said
he thought it bettor that no elections
should be held in thc State until after
tho registration of voters should bc
completed; this course would obviate
excitement and confusion. But he
much preferred that the State author?
ities themselves should postpone tho
elections of their own motion, and
uot leave thc duty to him to perform.
Ho had ordered the postponement of
thc municipal elections of Freder
icksburg and Portsmouth, but
thought it desirable that thc local
or State authorities should manage
the matters themselves, -whore they
could do so.
The Intelligencer says: Tho recent
order of (louerai Schofield, so re- :
spectful to thc people cf Virginia,
and regardful of their feelings, is tho
best possible negative to the libels
upon thom, which arc oven now used
to fire tho Northern heart. Referring 1
to the subject, the Richmond Dis?
patch has occasion, wc aro glad to say.
for using the following language:
"We find that tho rigors of tin
situation aro mitigated by tho official
good sonso of a gentleman. No un?
provoked and unnecessary harshness .
has marked the inauguration of an <
absolute military despotism in Vir- i
ginia. The temple of our civil liber?
ties has not been demolished by a
brief order. No civil officer has been
disturbed in the faithful discbarge of '.
his duties. The sword has not been
drawn, nor tho military dictator in-1 ;
augurated amid a blast of trumpets, j
tho roar of cannon, thc clash of
sabres, and tho shouts of the sol- |
diery. Governors, legislators and
judges perform their functions with
assurances of aid and protection in
the discharge of their legitimate du?
questions have boon asked concern?
ing the mode of registering voters,
aud there seems to be an impression
among somo that it will be doue
in a manner similar to tho listing of
tax-payers. Not so, however, as the
following from a "Washington paper,
concerning the registration of voters
in a ward in that city, will show.
After a mention of the place at which
the registration was held, the article
reads thus:
"The scene was one of much in?
terest. Probably two hundred per?
sons were present dating the time;
each person upon being registered
passing out of the building iuto the
street by a separate passage-way
tho room being divided by a row of
benches, and all con fusion being thus
avoided. Five challengers were pre?
sent, two white and three colored,
all old residents in the ward, aud
well acquainted with those residing
therein. A police force was on hand
to preserve order should their ser?
vices bo required, but there appeared
to be no disposition whatever to cre?
ate a disturbance of any kind. But
comparitively few persons were
challenged. In such cases they wore
first sworn, and wore then required
j to reply to the following interroga
1 "1. What is your ago? 2. Have j
yon ever bren convicted of crime?!
3. How long have you resided in !
this District? 1. How long have1
you resided in the ward? h. Have
you voted at any election in this
District or in any State within tho
period of ono year prior to tho first
of June next? 6. Whore were you
during tho existence of tho rebellion?
7. Were you in tho rebel army at
any time? 8. Did you furnish sup
j plies of any kind to that army?
[ Had yon any communication with
i any person or persons in tho rebel
I States between April, 1361, and
July, ISC).")? ?0. Wore you engaged
! in any kind of trade with tho enemy
! during tho rebellion?"
ENGLAND. - Blackwood, for Februa?
ry, in an article on "Tho Army,"
says that "England never stood moro
in an attitude of perfect helplessness
than at present," and urges imme?
diate action to improve both army
and'navy. This is a humiliating con?
Miss AUGUSTA J. EVANS.-The New |
York Metropolitan Record, speaking of i
Miss Evans, says:
This celebrated Southern novelist, .
whose best and latest work, "St. j
Elmo,"' lins been the subject of so ;
much warm appreciation and carping \
criticism. lett our city last week, for j
lier home in Mobile. D?ring her
stay amone; us, Miss Evans was the
recipient of courteous attention from
thc families of many of our highest,
and most eminent citizens, who were
glad to have an opportunity of show?
ing their admiration for one whose
nobility of character throw.- her in?
tellect into tho shade, and whose
charm of manner secures not only
forgiveness for her erudition, but for?
getfulness of it. This we consider tho
greatest triumph the talented author
has yet achieved.
If no ono can read Miss Evans'
writings without wondering at her
research, no ono can enjoy her con?
versation without admiring the total
absence of pedantry, tho lack of lite?
rary assumption ol any kind that
marks it throughout, the complete
subordination of tho authoress to the
woman. Tho South may well be
proud of its gifted daughter, of her
talent, her learning, her principle,
her patriotism, the purity ol' her lite- :
rary ambition, and the ever-present
sense of responsibility that guides
and controls her pen. Site will leave
"no line that dying she would wish
to blot."
May she soon see her own loved
South free and happy, and live to
contribute to its literature many a
noble lesson hidden under the pleas?
ing guise of fiction. The respect and
admiration of the friends she made
in New York follow her to Alabama.
A resolution has passed the House
of Representatives, instructing the
Secretary of "War to furnish the
State Government of Tennessee
with arms and equipments sufficient
for 2.000 militia. Governor Brown?
low has declared his determination
to employ that number of militia as
an adjunct to his Government, and
has threatened to "make it hot"
for those who have the hardihood to
oppose his course of management.
Such a Governor, with such means of
mischief, will hardly fail to produce
serious trouble. It is a singular
fact that Tennessee, which Congress
singled out as a special pet and fa?
vorite, has been tho scene of more
disorder and difficulty since the war
ended than have occurred in all the
excluded States. While the latter
have been quiet and orderly, recon?
structed Tennessee has been con?
stantly agitated byjlocal disturbances.
Lawlessness lins been carried to such
an extent that the condition of things
has been akin to anarchy, auel the
prospect for thc future is far fi om en?
couraging. The lesson which all this
teaches is that such political charla?
tans as Brownlow should not be en?
trusted with the responsible and im?
portant work of leading the South?
ern States through the mazes of re
organization.-New York Sao.
learn from a gentleman in attendance
on Richmond Superior Court this
week, that Judge Fowle paid no re?
gard to the stay law passed by the
General Assembly at its late session,
but his ruling in regard to the col?
lection of debts was, that where the
defendant paid one-tenth, the pro?
ceedings were stayed until spring
term, 1868, in accordance with the
ordinance of the Convention; but
when the defendant did not pay one
tenth, attorneys were permitted to
put in pleas which stood for trial at
spring terni, 1SG8, so that, collection
could not be forcee! until spring term,
1869, in no event.
[ Wilmington Journal.
-_+ - .
scheme of reform proposed to Par?
liament by "?lr. Disraeli, on the 25th
ultimo, ir is claimed by him that
100,1 l?? voters will be added to the
classes already possessing the fran?
chise in Great Britain. This, how?
ever, is disputed by the spokesmen
of the reform movement, such as
Bright and Gladstone. The num?
ber of persons now possessing the
right to vote in Great Britain is set
down in round numbers at 1,200,000,
and even if the new measure would
add 400,000, it would still leave more
than 4,000,000 of the male popula?
tion of that country without the
right to vote.
? ? ?-- --
The Nashville. Gazelle states that
initiatory steps have been taken for
the erection of a fitting monument
over the remains of Gen. Cleburne
The estimated cost is $25,000, and
largo sums have already been sub?
scribed. Mr. F. W. Rudd, of Pulas?
ki, Tenn., intends canvassing to com?
plete the subscription.
CHINE, jU8tly celebrated for perfect .sim?
plicity, great strength and immense cum
pressing power, is guaranteed, with eight
ne a and two horses, to Bclf-teinpcr the |
clay and make 3,000 to 3,500 elegant bricks
per hour. J. H. BENICK, Proprietor, No. |
71 Broadway, New York, Uoom 2S.
Feh 1 ' ?,mo
HUMAN EYES made to order and inserted
(formerlyemployedbyBoissonueau, Paris,)
No. 399 Broadway, New York. Oct 17 ly
This celebrated Toilet Soap, ?n such
universal demand, is made from the
choicest materials, is mild and emol?
lient in its nature, fragrantly scented,
and extremely beneficial in its action
upon the skin. For salo by all Druggists
and Fancy Goods Dealers. March 28 ly
The Gravest maladies
Howard Association Essays, ott thc phy?
siology of thc liassions, and the errors,
abuses and diseases peculiar to thc first
a.i:o of man, with reports on new methods
of treatment employed in tins institution.
Sent in sealed letter envelopes, free of
charge. Address DR. J. S KILLIN
HOUGHTON, Howard Association, Phila?
delphia, Ta. Jan 15 .'Imo
splendid Hair Dye is thc best in the world.
Thc only true and perfect Dye-harmless,
reliable, instantaneous. No disappoint?
ment. No ridiculous tints. Natural black
or brown. Remedies the ill effects of bad
dyes. Invigorates the haii\leaving it soft
and beautiful. The genuine is signed Wil?
liam A. Batchelor. All others arc mero
imitations, and should be avoided. Sold
hy all druggists and perfumers. Factory
SI Barclay street, New York. SSS" Beware
of a counterfeit. Dec ll ly
cal men insist that it ia undignified to ad?
vertise a reined}", however valuable it may
bo. Queer reasoning this. It is like say?
ing that an article which the world needs
should be hid in a corner-that benefits
and blessings may be too widely diffused
that the means of protecting and restoring
health should be a close monopoly, and
not accessible to all. Tho argument is
! bad. It is worse than that-- it is inhuman.
TERS-an absolute specific for dyspepsia,
biliousness and nervous debility-had
never been known beyond tho repertoireof
the faculty, what would have been the con?
sequence? Instead of curing and invigo?
rating millions, thc good effects of the
preparation would have been confined to a
comparative few. There is the highest
authority for saying that light should not
bc hid under a bushel; that whatever is
excellent should bc placed as a city on a
hill, where all men can take cognizance of
it. It is upon this principle- that the BIT?
TERS have been advertised in every news?
paper of any prominence in the Western
Hemisphere, and that thc spontaneous
testimonials in its favor have been trans?
lated into all written languages. Thou?
sands enjoy perfect health to-day who
? would be languishing on beds of sickness
I if the newspapers had not spread the truth
' with regard to this unequaled invigorant
i and corrective farand wide. Supposepro
j tit has been reaped from this publicity, ls
I that any argument against it? If the pub
: lie health has been protected-if lives have
I been saved-if thc feeble have boon
st ri ngt hened and the sick rest ored -great
good l?as been accomplished; and who so
mean as to grudge to exertions tints direct?
ed their fair reward? March 13 tG
Pollock House.
J THIS LIFE can have their wants sup?
plied at the above-named RESTAURANT.
Everything connected with thc house is in
liest order. MEALS served at short notice.
Private dinner and supper rooms attached.
prepared in cverv sfcvlc.
The best of \VLNF.S. LIQUORS, ALE,
'.hoir SEGARS and TOBACCO on hand.
ur.. FREE LUNCH evcrv dav at ll
o'clock. T. M. POLLOCK, Proprietor,
j _FebJ_
.'Congaree Restaurant."
Next door West of the Post Office.
?XTTOULD respectfully inform his
j tV friends and the public in general
? that he nus opened a RESTAURANT at
the above place, where the very best of
everything in the way of eating and drink
in;; can be obtained at short notice.
CREAM ALE on draught.
LUNCH every day from ll to 1 o'clock.
Fresh OYSTERS constantly on hand.
1 Jan fl _
Garden Rakes, Hoes
i And warden Implements.
hand and for sale by
I March 3 J. A- T. R. AGNEW.
Great Combination Show !
From New Orleans, where it has been Re-organized and Refitted for its
Second Annual Tour Through the South, will Exhibit at
OoXti:o3_Tfc???X, ^EO.Z7O1I3L ?2*7*, 1867.
IN selecting and arranging their GREAT ATTRACTION for their COLOSSAL EX
ELLBITION, it has been the aim ol thc raanagcnn ut to present, for the patron ago
af the public, an entertainment that shall combine all the elements of NOVELTY,
CURIOSITY and EX< ?ELLENCE: and with a lavishing exn'-nditnrc of time and money,
they have organized and perfected tho GREAT SF.XTIRULE COMBINATION-com?
bining, under ono immense Pavilion, for ONE I'RICK OE ADMISSION.
Professor Thompson's
Mr. EDWIN CROUESTE, Cue Oi iginal C?>nv? rsationalist, late of Lent's Circus, will
appear at each entertainment.
Mr. WM. DONALDSON, Celebrated Delineator of Negro Eccentricities and Ethio?
pian Clown.
Mr. GEORGE BATCHELLER, the Great Vaulter anti Leaper of the Ago.
Mr. TOM WATSON, who bids fair to win the title of Champion Kider of tho World.
ROB'T HUNTING, thc Double Somersaulter and Lightning Leaper.
Mons. WILLIS cobb, and bis Wonderful Trained Dogs and (?oats.
W. LARUE, tho Wild Horseman o? thc Plains.
JOHN NAYLOR, the mont affable of Ring-masters, and mostjversatilc abilities,that
must in time win fame and position.
Y?M. MOivGAN, Scenic j*jOU0!*trian.
Prof. THOMPSON, Master of the >tud and Train, r o! An:mals.
WM. SMITH, Master of tho Stud. Mr. BURKE, Mr. POWERS. Mr. SOMERS.
Anda host of Acrobats, Tumblers, Gymnasts, Eonines and Auxiliaries.
Among the many features of this Colossal Exhibition, will be the Grand Procession,
by a splendid team of Andalusian Horses, in the beautiful and elaborately decorated
Car of .Loins, which will be followed by the procession of Acting Pears, Sacred Bulls,
Performing Doga, Ac., Ac
t&~ Admission 75 cents; Children under ten years of ago ?O cents. Separate seats
for Colored Persons. 50 cent*.
*S~ Doors open at 2 ami 7 o'clock; performance commences an hour after.
Orangeburg, Tuesday, March 26. Newlerry, Thursday, March 28.
Winnsboro, Friday, March 29. Chester C. H., Saturday; March 30.
March 15 t6

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