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important Democratic .Hceting.
A large meeting ol the Democratic Ch
Richland District was held on Monday,
.t;h, in Columbia. The President, Caj
W. B. Stanley, called the meeting to 01
nid stated the objects for which it had 1
called toge;.h- r.
The fo?lowirs?f ? evolutions were introd
and passed. Colonel Thomas stated thi?
hal adopted the ?.ug^estLms of the Aug
Cit i on ich d' Sentinel :
Resolved, That, i:i t!ie opinion of this C
the political affiliation of the colored ^
with the Conservatives of the cmntry,
nishes the only h ?pc to his nee cf a prc
rc ii s future.
K' ? -lvt-d, That all colored men whe
willing to trust their fortunes in the ham
those? with whom tiny have bern born
rared, are urged to abandon their Rai
leaders, and to place themselves in the Di
oralie Oonse-vative organizations of
Resolved. That the members of the fi
lani Democratic C!u>> renew their pled?
give thu preference to their own mombo
selecting mechanics, laborer.-", tradesmen
servants of any kind.
Resolved, That we a.Lrreenot tocountena
support cr employ any one discharged
member on account ot' his affiliation will
Radicals or IV.yal Leaguers, unless he :
have reason to assume that said diseha
party bas honestly abandoned said oljocti
Resolved, That a lis?, of the colored m
bc-rs of thc Democrat^ Club bo kept in s
c-M.venicnt place, to the end that mern
wishing to secure labor, may be able to r
to the list, and that a Committee be appon
ti carr}' out the details of tho plan sugg?
in this resolution.
Resolved, That arrangements be forth\
made to provide for a series of seiui-mon
lectures for the benefit of the colored m
b?rs of Democratic C!ub3 of Columbia-i
lectures being dedgned to discuss the pn
CA1 issues of the day, and to impress upon
colored man his restions to the white n
ar.d his duties as . itizen to thc goverurc
cf the country.
Resolved flirt' , That this we are prepa
to do. and mor*,, if neceS?ary, on the prii
plo of helping those who help us. and of
con sen tin tr, to warm into life the viper t
would sting us to tba heart.
As a matter o? information to the memb
and to invent misunderstanding rc-lativi
nominations for municipal officers, Mr. Gib
road section :i0, from tho Constitution rcc<
ly adopted :
SEC 30. Members of the General Ass?
hiv. and all officers before they enter upon
execution of the duti-s of tkir respective
fices, and all members of tho bar. before tl
eut^r upon the practice of their professi
thal! take and subscribe thc following ca
" I do solemnly swear (or affirm as thc c
may hf) that I am duly qualified, accord
to the Constitution of thc- Cuitcd Statis i
of this Siate, to exercise the duties of
office to which I have been elected, (ur
pointed,) and that 1 will faithful y di-cha
to the best of my abilities the duties there
that I recognize the supremacy of the Ci
stitu'.ion an ? laws of the United States, o'
the Constitution and laws ol any State; a
that I will suppOi't, protect and defeud I
Constitution of thc United States nnd l
Constitution of South Carolina, as ratified
the people on thc-day of April, 18'
So help ?ne God/'
General Wade Bampton being present, v.
r q tested lo address ?he Club, and Colon
Th nias an i McMasicr and Dr. Heintish wt
appointed to conduct, him to the staud, wli
he ??poke ii substance as Pillows:
FELLOW CITIZENS OF RICHLAND:-Wh
the gent'eman (who so admirably iii!? d i
position m Chairman of the Kxec:tivv Co
mit tee, dining my necessary abs-nee.) ?
q i sted rn-, to ba present ou ibis pleasing (
cisi?n, I accepted tho invitation, not expel
iag to be called upon t'.> deliver a public u
dress Bu?, ts many of you know, duri
y.mr experience of four years with me. whi
I was not prepared for a iight. T gave the bc
I could. 6o in this instance, 1 shall ?o tl
bi>t I can. Allhoigh abcont from the Sta
fir a length of time, I have watched your or
c.pi5::i;,'s with keen interest, and have bc<
highly gratified. 1 dom that we have righ
ia tho Union, ar.d that when wo laid dov
our arms, it was with thc unders anding tb
we wi re to bo re admitted to thc Union wit
a!! . ur right"1, dignity and equality unin
laired. -Mr. Lincoln SJ declared, and M
S?w;?.rd so stated in his foreign iii pitches,
was willing to see the Uuion restored, &n
that when our States wore restored, our pei
pla we'd J nndeavor to forgive, it' not forg
t;:.-> past. Bu' I f.-ar ibu! many cf onr pc-.'pl
were too ready to ifield concessions. Thc
not ooiy.inei the Radical patty Laif Way, Lu
wc:.; s'iii farther. 1 hope that the delegate
sent lo the National Democratic Noutinaiin
Convention, tj meet i.: New York in Jul
next, will s -.: that the righ s of ihe Stat" ar
fully upheld. I think tb? action of.j'our Cir
v^-i'.ij:: wa* consistent and politic. \V??hou<
g > willi the Dim icratic party if they advocat
S ?ito riguts.
1 recent |y met two gration.'n from paiishe
in L uiiMAua, \7hich Contained larg? colon
mr-j ??ties, who stated tint thc colored per.pl
had 1? properly informed . f tue positioi
t!, y occupied, and thc consequence was thal
\-.'. . of those pArislies, thrrc were 800 ma
for thc Democrats, and in the other
lUlvl." i..-t ihe e '1 jr. tl Iii.be told God^trUtl
-that :l ho fXpcCli tu e-C?pe tiit f;ite ol th
Indian, he rhould ^o in with th? J)<?mocrat'u
or Conserva i?e part/. Nearly a year a^o, b}
special request, I addressed '.he color, d peo
p?e, at a mee ing in this town, and told them
th;-- I believed all tho-e matters were uncon
stitutional :;iid would be wiped i ut. I tole
Jtriem that I was willing to extend to them ar
educational and property qualification. The
cd'?red men have not, it W true, carried oui
thc views they then expressed-they wtu!ii
nut mevt us half way. Many buvc been led
off. Now. when the Democratic party is get
tiir? into tho ascendancy at the North, and
will shortly !>': in power, we could tum ou:
h;;;!;.-; upou the unfortunate colored men,ami
t il them wc would have nothing lo do with
them : ; ut that should not b* thc- case. This
matter shou?d bl; settled hythe Dcinocrutic
Nomhi&ting Convention, t ? meet in New York.
y. i< probable thar the question relative to
suffrage wfi! h-i referred to the States, in
r;>::.:!ii-i ?n, J will orjy say that 1 did not ex
peet lo address you today, bot only hoped lo
seo my old friends and fellow cit rons, and to
assoie them that tho good work is going on,
and that Forrest in Tennessee, ar.-l Gordon
in Georgia, arc pushing thc matter, and are
v.-ry sanguine of succc-sr.
/> remonstrance against tLe reception of
?.he ???.'A* Constitution by C ingress having been
prepared by thc Central Executive Commit
tee, it was moved and adopted that Colonels
John ?. Preston. L. D. Childs, J. G. Gibbes
r.u.iJ. P. Thoma* ijs requested to proceed
immediately to VVasnjngton. and furnish
copies to^broainent members toe presentation
Co u.-t body. .
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SxcotfttarUXti Iit.M I?:KATION.-The steam
*Kip lined iroxa yaltitnoro and New York to
Charleston, and /bo railroads o; this State
amt their conhtcUotw, l??vve made arrange
ments by which emigrants wiU bo taken from
yiiltiroora or New York, riu Charleston to
;iny uoiat in the South or S >uth-west, at ex-1
cecdi:;g;y lo^v rates. From New York to Co- 1
lu ra bia the fare will bo only twelve dollars.
Tuis i< the way io ?scourage immigration.
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NEG aa KCLLED.-A ncr/ro calling hirnse'f
Prince Albeit was found liead ft low miles
i'roui Blackville, on Saturday last. His Majes
ty had, about two weeks previous to his death,
broken into and robbed a corn crib, and us
ho was making his v.r.y off wah a hag full of
rho "stall'of life," so ne per?on or persons un
known, shot Lim dowu. When lound, two
tvevkfi after, the corn was still in his posses
^ioriy /In inquest win held over thc remains
of the Prince on Monday last, and a verdict
in accordance lyith the above facts rendered. |
-Barnwell Sentinal, I
?c&~ la Dclawaro (Ind.) tfarpe brothers got into
a quarrel, aod thc clJest struck the two youngest I
over the head with au axe, killing them both, and '
then, to cap tho cliauf, bong himself. J
ySf Aa unusually strong movement is devel
oping itself in favor of fem alo snffrage ia the Pis- j1
?ric t of Columbia. J I
_ "unj_""_ _j_i!r??---1
The Central Executive Committee of th
State Democratic party has issued tho lollov
ing circular, which explains itself:
Tn reply to thc resolutions adopted at tb
meeting of the Democratic party of Edgefiel
District, the undersigned Executive Commi
tee deem it c::: edicnt to state that they c
not think it wisc or proper to invite any otl
cr Convention of thc- people of the Sta'c i
this time. The Convention recently a.?seti
bled, represented, we bclievo, the sentimei
of the State, and any other line of policy no
would be disastrous to the unity and hannon
so necessary to success. The resolution adop
ed by that Convention was based upon tl
right of each State to regulato for itself tl
question of franchise, and in giving an expre
.-nn of what they believed to be tbe opinioi
of our people, the Convention acted delibc
ately, calmly r.nd, under the circumstance
wisely. The action of the Convention mee
with approval every whore in the ranks
thc Democratic party, and we ar? dispose
to abide by thc action of the Convention I
politic, prudent and just. As the organ i
that body, our duty is to uphold its actic
and lay it before the country ana the Stat
accompanied, nevertheless, with our solera
protest against the instrument called a Coi
stitution, which is about to be forced upc
us by Radical rule and military dictation.
J. P. THOMAS,
F. w. MCMASTER,
JOSEPH D. POPE,
For Central Executive Committee.
WASHINGTON, May 7.-The Court openc
but immediately closed doors and went int
A Massachusetts member of Congress ti
day remarked in alluding to tho impeaehe
that their friends were much disturbed.
Gen. Gillern has made a report to Gei
Grant statiug the incompletable show of ?
majority of over twelve hundred for the rat
fication of the Constitution in Arkansas.
Lis order had been complied with the resu
would have been indisputable, but there ai
in the counties of Pulaski and Jefferson nim
teen hundred votes which cannot be ascei
fained to bc either for or agaiust the Const
1 tution ; where these irregularities occur eac
party charges thc other with fraud.
The delegation with the Nort'a Carolin
Constitution and several members of tho Coi
gressional delegation have arrived.
"WASHINGTON, May S.-The South Carolin
Democratic Committee will protest againi
I the Constitution before the Reconstructio
Committee. St wc. s received th2m with
chilling remark, that what the protest clain
ed as grievances they regarded as virtue!
Col. Thomas addressed the Committee, raak
ing the points that the white people woul
i:Ot patiently sub nit to negro supremacy ; an
that while they would be compelled to sui
mit to the yoke there could be no real peac
until it was removed. The question ol taxi
liou seemed to impress the Committee social
ly. Stevens -uggCitcd the plan of allowing th
?.roperty-holdeis to fix tax ilion. Many South
erners were present in the Committee room
and the Committee are hopeful of some modi
fication of the most objectionable features o
the Constitution. The Committee are favoi
ably recehed, and their views fully endorse,
ed by representative men hereof the North
Tue Republican Congressional Committei
have advices from Florida that thc Constitu
(ion has been adopted. The Legislature i:
In thc House, Stevens reported a bill ad
uiitting Arkansas. Ile considered the Con
stitution unexceptional and did no; desire ti
debate the bil!. Several members complain
ed they had never scon thc Constitution.
B.iker, thong1! favoring the provision, doubt
ed the Constitutional power to enforce thi
s ipulation regarding suffrage. Business o
this kim! should not be done hurriedly; no
should the bill piss until the Constitution wai
examined. Stevens said there was not a clau?<
?ii the Constitution objectionable lo a ina:
who favored freedom. Stevens demanded th?
previous question. The previous que;tiot
was s'-coiided and the main question ordered
Stevens having the floor yielded fifteen min
utes to Woodward, who, never having tcot
the Constitution, declined speaking. .
Beck claimed that if lime was allowed hiir
he could demonstrate that the CotistituMot
never received the vote of a majority of the
p-i.pl'i ol Arkansas. Few days would show
liiis. Therefore they rushed, the bill through
Beck said the franchise and educational
claims are particularly obi.oxious. The bili
tina'ly passed 110 to?'2-B^ker, Loan, Spauid.
ing aud Williams, of Pennsylvania, votii^
Shanks introduced a resolution declaring
:he others recently elected in South Carolina
to be the provisional government ol tLe State
-referred to ilia Reconstruction Cnrnmit'ee.
Paine reported a bill admitting South Car
A deficiency ol i? 7. ? ? f i : > h.r the administra
tion of liicReconslruciiou Acts wasconsi lered.
Retorted a joint rest lu tion ordering the
President lo s<-nd war vessels to tho Gu!;' o'
St. Lawrence lo protect lubing interests a::il
to demand reparation for certain injuries.
Lillee .Urse of debite Mr. Pike said, '. who
Ls a'raid of war.*' The resolution asks notb
ing but that your laws'shall be enforced. Ttl*
amendment proposed to send vessel-; lo Ihr
.roast of Ireland to tak.? car.; of American In
tercsts lhere was rpjeeb-d.
Diiri g the de'.f.o Pike thought soine <>:ie
called hun a coward, and made some inaudi
ble remark, for which he was called to order.
The^ Tariff question was indroduced. Pike
wanted ftvs trade for shipbuilding materials.
Eldridge asked if free trade was good for
>iew England shipbuilders, why it was not
for Western laborers ? Afte* a long discus
?ion, comcwhat jocular in character but show
iug considerable sectional acrimony, the res
olution was passed by a vote of i'2 to 30.
Robinson ottered a resolution expunging
thc Impeachment Resolutions from the jour
The Speaker declared it not a privileged
Robinson said he could bring it up again ;
it was antere question of time, and it would
ultimately be expunged?
Stevens introduced a bill for the admission
ofArkausa*. It was ord" red tobe printed.
The House adjourned.
S?mate, The Court, after a prolonged se
ers: session, resulted in the adoption ol the
following; That the Court adjourn to Monday
at ll o'clock, wheo it will consider voles and
the vote on the several articles shall bc ta
keu at noon Tuesday without debate. Speeches
shall be limite?! to fifteen minutes on the en
tire subject and not nu each article. Mem
bers may file written opinions within two ijays
after the vote on the articles to be published
with the proceedings.
A motion regarJu.g the form in which the
Chief Justice shall pul the question to Sena
tors was tabled.
WASHINGTON, May 9, noon.-The mos:
absolute uncertainty exists regarding impeach
mc-nl n suit. Sc ?atora keep their own couti
sel. Judicious people applaud thc Senator*
for their conduct in ifei? respect.
A tcrnblu case of human ?paotaneoui
eombuslion, which reunited in dsath', it reported
ii Cleveland, Ohio. Tho nauio of thc m in w:w
Uremor. Wo lo .ro that Lo drunk, JO a wngcr,
jix large drinks of whiskey anil a pint "f stock
a'e, at a sitting, Ji'jtb blazing face a:.it starling
Dyes ho retied toward* u ga* j-:, ju orJer to light
(rs pipe, when thc HOX'OUS gases ifsning fretn hip
oiouth were instantly ablaze, and the poor wro'ch
tr** suon being consumed by an inward (ire.
.JSErt?en. Meade hos telegraphed t ? (jrant that
bjtb branches of the Georgia and Florida Legis
latures arc Radical.
^P?-Aduel was fought at Baltimore, on thp
>tfc, between Col. P. X. Green, of Missouri and
Biniel Ct. Wright, of Baltimore. At the firstihot
?oth were wounded-Oreon in tho shoulder,
?Y'right in thc leg. A second shot was demanded,
?ut tbe seconds refused. The affair was ended, i
mt tho difficulty still unadjusted. ]
?3?" The office of Tax Collector is not provided I
orin the Scalawag-Negro constitution,nod hence. I
ho Legislature, it is presumed, will pr?vido for 1
>n ejection for that office. <
??S" A Boston speculator is reported to have t
node $120,000 by buying cotton at li cents s c
wand and jelling it at .19 coota, j ?
JAMES T- BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 18C8.
Our Club Rates.
Wo aro now furnishing tho ADVERTISER to
Cluhs at tho following very low rates:
Two Copies one Year, $5.50.
Five Copies one Year, 12 50.
Ton Copies one Year, 22.50.
Twenty Copies one Year, 40.00.
No Clubs received for a loss period than.one
year,-and in all cases the Cash will bo required
in advance. The names of the entire Club must
bo sent at one time.
The following gentlemen are our authorized
Agents, and will receipt for all monies for Sub
scriptions or AdvertisomenU sent through them :
B. W. HARD, Graniteville, S. C.
M. M. PADGETT, Mine Creek, S. C.
CHAS. NICKERSON, Big Creek, S. C.
Rev. J. P. BODIE, Kirlcsey's X R'd', S. C.
JACOB HUIET A BRO. Huiet'* Store, S. C.
Where to Send Your Baskets.
We aro requested by the Committee of Ar
rangements for the Sunday School Festival, to say
that they will receive baskets of provisions, and
other contribution?, at tho Male Academy, from
ll to 12 o'clock, on Friday next.
Service in the Catholic Church.
We aro rcquestod to state that tho Right Rev.
Bishop P?rsico will preach in tho Roman Catho
lic Church of this town, on Sunday next, in the
forenoon. Subject of discourse : Unity of the
Still Another Chance to Register.
The Board of Registration for tho 7th Regi
ment, will open their Bocks for Revision and
further Registration, at Orangeville, on Monday,
the ISth inst., and closo them on the following
s? New Drug Store."
By an advertisement in to-day's paper, headed
as above, it will be seen that Dr. T. J. TEAGUE
has just received a New and Fresh Stock of
Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals, r.nd invites his
friends and patroLS to call rmd examino tho same
at tho " Old Stand" under Masonic Hall. Here,
thor. Ls another depot from wheoco our people
au advantageously supply themselves with any
iud every character of Drugs ?nd Modicir.es, and
on f .ir and generous terms.
Meeting of the Legislature Postponed.
The following ia the official order from General
Canby, relative to the postponement of the meet
ing of tho Legislature :
HEADQUARTERS 2D MILITARY DISTRICT, )
CHARLESTON, S. C., May, 1868. J
General Orders No. 82.
The meeting of the General Assembly of the
State of South Carolina, appointed for the 12th
of May inst, is hereby postponed until after the
Congress of the United States ?-hall have approved
the Constitution under which it was elected, and
of which due notice will be given.
By commahd of Brevet Major-General ED. R.
LOUIS T. CAZIARC,
Aidc-dc-Cauip, A. A. A. G.
We Exalt His Horn !
Whose horn? That of CHARLIE GRAY, who
wields his right arm at CHEATHAM'S Bar, two
doors West of tho Printing Cflice. Yea, wc lift
his hora very high ; for he is a prince B3 regards
courtesy and the preparation of cooling drit.ks.
Yesterday, seeing that the Advertiser, fraternity
looked blue and ?kinny, (newspaper people never
have enough to eat, you know !) he sent us such a
waiter of Icod Drinks as caused all our dry bones
to smite together for very j iv. There was Claret
Puucb, and Sherry Cobbler, and Gin Cocktail,
and Mint Julep, and-but wo are too virtuous to
kuow .my more names ! And truly words ctnnot
express the delights of that liquid feast ! Wc
wi 1 not attempt to describe it. W- cnn only s iv,
call on CHARLIE GRAY, aud enjoy yourself as
The I ni pi* ac li in cut Trlnl.
The shameful and abominab'e piece of business,
called tho Impeachment Trial, i.? about to come
to a close. To-day, Tuesday 1-th, is thc day fet
apart for thc voting. Thu very latest accounts
from Washington represent that the re.ult of thc
matter is still wrapped ia profoundest uncertain
ty. Betting upon this rerult seems to be thc nll
engrossing pastime in the national capital. Bets
tun <(]Ual!y high for and against conviction. To
day, no doubt, the wavering Scriators arr in their
place?, with their backbones fully stiffened by
party pressuro. The key to the result may be
found io this fact, viz: -its probable effect upon
the Radical party. If they think it will strengthen
their party tn dcp.-i?e the President, ibis will bc
dune ; otherwise, he will he acquitted. They
have utterly faiK-d to establish a*iy sufficient
?rounds for conviction, and the result is merely,
as above staled, a question of partizan policy.
But it boots nothing to say more on the subject.
To-morrow wc shall lenrn tho result.
The Trial of John Surrntt.
And n"t only is President JOHNSON to lu weigh
ed iu the balance to-day, Tuesday 12th, but also
JOHN, tho unfortunate son r.f tje murdered MARV
S c it it A TT. That is, to-day has been set apart for
bia trial. But no one helleres ho will be tried.
Ho has bceu a prisoner for many months; and
Rudie.il vengeance can only bo satiated by his
continued incarceration, for every impartial mau
in America knows his conviction is an impossi
Thc -Remonstrance Committee.
The Central Executive Commltteo of the Dem
ocratic Party of South Carolina, appointed by
thc Democra?c Convention lately held in Colum
bia, have prepared a remonstrance against thc
reception, by Congress, of thc new Constitution
for South Carolina, and named a Committee to
take the said remonstrance to Washington and
present lt io t?ougtj?*i. Jhis Committee consists
ef Cen. Jon* S. PRESTOM, Col L. D. Crimps,
Col. J. P. Tn-.M.vs and J. G. GIBBES Esq. They
are now in Washington, and have presented their
remonstrance. And though thoy have been al
ready openly snubbed by the amiable Thaddeus
Stevens, yet their reception bns been rather a
avorablo one, and their representations and sug
gestions stem to command respectful considera
tion. What will como of tho undeitaking re
mains to bc seen. We hope much. We expect
t?rou'iug Old Gracefully.
Our particularly esteemed cotemporary, the
Sumter Watchman, has lately enterod upon its
nineteenth year. Wo congratulate our honest,
gallant, and ever-ci-nsialent friend upon this oc
casion, aud aasure it that in our sanctum its
birthdays will always be marked with kikdly iu
terest In imparting correct intelligence, in its
political tone, in its editorial conduct, in tho se
lection of its literary matter, there is not a more
valuable j ramal in thc ?t;jte than tho Sumter
Watvhmin. Friends GILBERT it FLOWERS, we
shake bands with you across both Congarce and
Wa terco !
/TMT-Thc Democratic Clubs in Kershaw, York,
ville, Lexington, Anderson, Oconeo, Orangeburg,
and other Districts, have made their nominations
for District Officers, and tho party ure hard at
work to secure thc election of their nominees.
?difTht following is, we believe, the status of
:ho ^egislaturo of this State, as to color: House
d'Repr?sentatives-whites, 44; colored, 80. Sen
ite-whites, 20; colorod, 12.
p2r- General Grant tent a mossago to Congress
>n the 8th, covering a communication from Gonc
.al Canby detailing the evil effects of compelling
state officers in North and South Carolina to take
ho test oath. Many good men acting with the
Jnion party cannot take it. Other good men who
tould tako it deoline doing so lest unworthy mo
ives be attributed to them. Grant expresses no
pinion on the subject, but merely transmits flea?
ral Conby'? letter.
Thc Democratic Party.
It is both refreshing and encouraging to read
the Doinocratic press of tho North, East and
West. Poople and papers are alive with the
sounds of preparation and organization for the
great battle of liberty they are to fight with their
Radical enemies in thc coming November. And
moro cheering even than the intense energy end
activity manifested by this great party, ?rc the
sound and catholic political principles upon
which they plant themselves at the. very initia
tion of their campaign. The speeches of their
orators, tho platforms of their convention., tho
resolutions of their primary assemblies, and the
utterances of their press, are all pitched on ono
and thc same key of State Bight? and Free Gov
ernment. Every word and line o'? th o?c utter
ances should receive the hearty approbation and
enthusiastic endorsement of general meetings
throughout the South.
Foremost nmong tho cheering signs of the
times are thc zeal and activity manifested by the
Democratic party. The *?lierents. of that or
ganization have accepted the assurance of the
coming victory, and are preparing to make it
thorough and complete. From Maine to Califor
nia the samo spirit animates the men, who, through
all tho d?rk and troublous past, itood by tbe
Union and the Constitution as the sheet anchor
of tho nation's hope. Convention after conven
tion gives forth tho same battle-cry. Democratic
leaders and orators preach from tho samo text,
|find enunciate the same principles. The journals
of the party stand like a wall of fire around the
government as our fathers made it, and declaro
that " this is a white man's government, made by
wbito men for white men and their posterity for
ever." While the Radical party are daily tend
ing to disintegration and decay, tho Democratic
party is growing stronger. Thc Radical party
have bnt a single plank upon which to stand
negro equality-and that is sliding from beneath
their xeet. Upon the tariff, tho currency, re
trenchment, economy and reform, they are a
disjointed and confused mass. No two of their
leaders agree as to any of thoso measures. Nor
arc the sections likely to join hands upon the
questions which now confront tho party in power.
The Eastern Radicals cannot unite with those of
the West upon istues of a practical character, and
the Radicals of the Middle States are denouncing
the policy ?greed upon by Sumner, Wilson, Wade
and Sherwin, as calculated to uproot tho best
intcrosts of this section. The end of this wicked
fuction is well nigh nt band ; and the people are
looking to tho old constitutional Demojuuitic par
ty to assume tbe helm and put the SbwFof State
once more on the right course. \J
Should tho Democratic party of the United
Slates fail to conquer the revolution of usurpa
tion ?ct on foot by a faction of a Congress in
league with the General of the Army, and now
nearly culminating to its crisis, the people of the
United.States may bid a long udieu to the experi
ment of Republican institutions. The whole
fabric nf government so direfully and so painful
ly erected after the revolution of 1770, will be
overturned, and the nation will be ruled by an
irresponsible national assembly, to be soon fol?
lowed, in all probability, by a Dictatoria King,
or an Emperor. This is thc path of Nations in
r?volutions like the prcfent, and it is marked
with unerring distinctness on every page of his
tory. Next November will bo the last time that
the American People can have a voice to save
their liberties. If they lose it, then the sword
of power and the terror of Bi?tiles will uyike it
dumb until auother revolution and another gen
eration arise to break the spell by turee, and one?
more assert the right of mankind to govern them
The prevent revolution hangs in the- balance,
and it ii for the People of the United Stutcs to
determine b??w it .-hall turn. Either Grant and
the Rudienl Congress will get thc loftiest of falls,
or they will come out of the ftrugglo thc masters
of thu American people.
We have jost receivod a Pamphlet bearing the
above title. It professes to be a sequel to "Arie',"
and consequently treats of tho ftegro. ..
Sh'Tily after the close of tho war,^r1i#t al .tho
incipiency of the agitation of negro-quality, uni
versal ."uSVajre, etc , our distinguished townsman
Gov. Picken*, it will bc reu? lubered by many,
in a letter to a New Orleans paper-a letter which
attracted much alt'ntion-alluded to two distinct
creations as recorded in Genesis, mid insisted
that one of these creations wai fur superior to the
other,-the superior raco being the Caucanan,
the inferi >r race the nepro, 4c.
Since then, which was the first time we remem
ber to have lind our attention directed to this cu
rious mid Interesting matter, diver? articles upon
the same subject, from different authors, have ap
peared before the public ; among other*, " Ariel,"
?which provoked much comment, and produced great
exciirment ns well in thc political us in the re
The present pamphlet, "Caliban," is more mod
erato in its scopo ihnn " Ariel," und, if not as in
genious, certainly as interesting. And if we
mistake n'tt, il'views are almost identical with
those expressed by Gov. Picken?, in the letter tu
which we have referred.
We hnvo been especially pleased with the ex
tremely apropos quotations from Shak.?puare\
" Tempest." What c>ulJ bo moro so in regard to
the coiimim typo of tho negro than Triuculu's
inquiry i " What have wo lure? A nun or a
fish ? He smells like a tish, a wy ancient und
fish-like smell. A strange fi ?h. Wire I in Eng
land now, nnd had this fish painted, nota holi
day fool lhere but would give a pioco of silver.
There would thia monster muke a man; any
strange beast there makes a man. When they
will not give a doit to relieve a lamo beggar^ they
will lay out ten to see a dead Indian." And
what more poiuted than " Caliban's" song :
'I Ban, Ban, Ca-Caliban
Has a now uiiutor;-Gut a new man.
Freedom, hey-day! heyday! freedom, ?rpedom !'
This song really seems to have leen written for
our present rice of freedmen.
'. Caliban" differs with " Ariel" in soveral im
portant points. He innis's (hut there were two
ctcntious, but tunke? one of them Pre-Adamite,
by Qod in his character of " Elohim, or ull-pow
or.'ul," and tho other by Qod in his character of
" Juhoruh, or intelligent and holy." The fir?t
cru il:u:i,he contends, was spontaneous aud sprung'
forth immediately at the fiat of Elohim ; the
s ec ind was gradual, as the formation of Adam
from tho dust. Tho first, ho suys, were, and still
arc, savage and burbar ms, as the negroes always
W ll be; tho second, laborers aud tillers of the
soi!, ie, as the Caucasians of to-day.
Up to the second creation, our author says,
quoting from Gonosit, '' thero was not a maa to
till fbe ground." " Deity therefore resolved to
crette a nev/ race, a rapo of tillers of the ground ;"
aud fur this purpose, Adam was cteatpd.
This is the mistake, we venture to suggest,
made by thc New Orleans Letter, by Ariel,"
" Caliban," and all the Writer*we have read upon
this subject. Adam, it was evident, was never
lotend?d by God to be a tiller of the ground.
After his creation, and that of Eve, they were
placed in tho garden of Eden, where, according
to Genesis, they wore surrounded by every comfort,
by nil manners of flesh and fruit, tho latter of
which they wore to eat, sayo of the Treo of
Knowledge. Now it is distinctly and succinctly
'tated in the accounts that God never cursed Adara
iintil after tho fall. Then it was that tho curio
Mme: "In the sweat of thy faco shalt thou eat
Dread." That is, thou shalt work, Evidently,
Adam was God's favorite creation, and he did not
nloud him to be a laborer; on the contrary, he
iras formed in the imago of God himself, and
jlacod in the garden "only a little below thc-nn
jels." Ho was surrounded with all things beau
iful, and all things necessary to a being of a eu
>er(or ordor. And tho /cry curso itself was work,
abor, toil. This in fact has been from time im.
nemorial, and is to-day, the curse of man. And,
lisguise it ns wo may, both white and black hate
t equably. This much, however, wa have Ten
ured by way of parenthesis, as we do not intend
o argue the subject.
The next announcement of importance in the
>amphlet before ns ii that tho Flood wai only
partial. "Tho nctjoo of ? universal flood bu 1,
been abandoned by all intelligent theologkni
Tho Bible does not teach it, and science utter!
ignores it." This may bo so, but the book i
Qeneiis expressly says that "the waters wei
upon the osrth forty days and forty nights." Xe
upon a part of the earth, but "upon the earth,
It is said, however, that geology, and osironom
contradice this fuct, and therefore, tho scripta]
sttitoment must be untrue. This is rather moi
startling than " Ariel's" a-?ertion that the Negi
is a beast.
"Caliban" and "Ariel" agree, however, in tl
statement of the latter that miscegenation is th
unpardonable sin. And Caliban is of tho opinio
thiit all the present woes of tho South have apron
from the illicit intercourse between the white an
black racos. Certainly not ?ii illogical sequcne
provided we believed tho major premise of tl
" Caliban" is another vory curious, interestinj
thought-provoking book ; and wo commend I
those of our readers who ore pleased with ingi
nuity in argument, to procure it, and while ?wa
in its perusal a? much of our present ennui i
possible The denunciation of tho reckless an
godless Radical party is superb 1
The Tax Collector at Work.
Capt. BEN. ROPEH, Tax Collector for this Dil
trict% will commenro his work of Asseising an
Collecting Taxes on Monday next ; and to em
ble Tax Payers to be the better prepared to mot
him, we republish Gen. CABBY'S Tax Order, nu
also the special Tax Ordinance passod by tl
" Ringed-Streaked" Convention, lately assen
bled in Charleston :
GEN. CANBY'S TAX ORDER.
Gen. CANBY, under Goneral Orders, No. 13)
dated Headquarters Second Military Distric
Charleston, Dec. 3, 1S67, isued the following oi
I. To provide for the support of theprovisioni
government of South Carolina for the year con:
menoingonthe first duy of October, 1887, an
ending on the thirtieth day of September, 186!
the Act of the General Assembly, " To raiso snj
pilos for the year commencing in October, on
thousand eight hundred and sixty-six," approve
December 21, 1866, will, as hereinafter modifi?e
be continued in forco until superseded by legii
latiou or until otherwise ordered by proper au
Arlxclet taxed f,ad valorem."
1. On all real estate, twenty-fire cents on ever
hundred dollars : provided, that on such lands s
may be in the possession of the Bureau of Refu
gees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands on th
first day of January next, and the owner or claim
ant is thoroby deprived of its occupation and ns)
such tax shall not be collected ; on tho oapiti
stock of all gas-light companies, twenty-fiv
cents on every hundred dollars ; on articles manu
factored for sale, barter or exchange, between th
first day of January, one thousand eight bun dre
and sixty-seven, and the first day of Januar}
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eighi
twenty cents on every hundred dollars, to b
paid by the mauufacturor ; on the market vulu
of the gross amount of spirituous liquors mano
ftetured trom tho first day of January to th
thirty-first day of Decembor, 1S68, five per cent
to Ve paid quarterly at the end of each quarte
to the Tax Collectors of the Districts in which i
was manufactured ; on buggios, carriages, gol
tnd silver plate, watches, jewelry and pianos, o
band ou tho first day of January, 186S-excer.
when held by dealers for the purpose of sale
sue dollar on every hundred dollars.
" Tax on incomes."
2. Upon all gross incomes derived from em
ployments, faculties ?nd professions, includin
the profession of dentistry, (whether in the pro
fession of the law the income be derived from th
costs of suit, or fees, or other source of profes
?ional income*,) excepting clergymen, two am
one half dollars on every hundred dollars ; froc
commissions received by brok.rs, vendue muster:
factors, commission merchants, dealers in ex
change (foreign or domestic,) or in mortgages
bonds and other negotiable papers, two sud un
half dollars on every hundred dollars; from pre
miums received by insurance companies or un
derwriters, two dollars on every hundred doll irs
from thc receipts ol' express or other transporta
ti ou companies earned within tbe limits of tin
State, one dollar on every hundred dollars ; am
from the receipts of telegraph companies earner
within the limit** of the State, two and one bal
dollars on every hundred dollars; from the viii
of newspapers or magazines, ouo dollar on ererj
hundred dollars; on the gr->ss receipts of news
papers published in the State, twenty cents ot
every hundred dollars; from thc sale of goods
wares, or merchandize, embracing all the articlo:
of trade, sale, barter, or exchange, (cotton taxei
by the United States excepted,) which any persor
shall make between thc first day of January sst
tho thirty-firft day of December, 1S8S, to bo pail
quarterly at the ond of each quarter to the severn
Tax Collectors, twenty cents on every hundred
dollars ; on the gross profits of all banks or bank
iug institutions, two dollars on every huudreii
dollars ; on the gross incomes derived from thc
arts of photographing or dnguerreotyping, on?
dollar on every hundred dollars : on all income:
fr<>m salaries, rents, dividends, ?nd money at in
terest, one dollar vu every hundred dollars in ex
c ss of li v ; Lundred dollars ; on the gross iucomci
of all railroads (not exempted by law,) from ear
nings within the State, one doll.ir on every hun
dred dolUr?. All I'l-rsou.- kuiipinj* li o tot a .-lml!
pay a tux of two dollars on every hundred dol
lars of gro.-s income ; all persons keeping restau
rant? or eating houses shall pay a tax of two dol
lars on every hundred dollars of gross income;
all i er<?nu* keeping livery stables shall pay a tax
of two dollars ?ii every hundrod d liars of gross
income; all batchers und hucksters ?hall pay a
tux of one dollar on every hundred dollars ol
gross income ; all persons koeping billiard tables
shall pay a tax of tva dollars on every hundred
dollars of gross income ; all persons keeping bowl
ing Hlleys shall pay a tax of five dollars on every
hundred dollars of gross income-; all persons
keeping bar rooms, vhetber connected with a
hotol or otherwise, sb til pay a tax of ten dollars
on every hundred dollars of gross income; nil
persons keeping ferrier- or bridges ?hall pay a
tux of ono dollar on every hundred dollars of
gross income ; all persons keeping toll gatos shall
pay a tax of one dollar on every hundred dollar.?
of gross income ; each person or company keep?
?Cg n public race track Miall pay tnx of one linn
dred dol?an; upon pooh public hack, stago coach,
baggage wagon and omnibus drawn ky two or
moro horsos thero shall be paid a tax of ton dol
lars, and upon each dray and cart or baggage
and express wagon drawn by ono horse a tax of
" Taxes imjtosed for certain privileges."
3. All persons representing for gain or reward
any play, comedy, tragedy, interlude, or farce,
or other employn ent of tho stage, or any part
therein, or exhibiting wax works or other shows
of any kind whatsoever, shall pay a tax of ten
dollars por day, to be paid into tho bands of tho
Clerks of Ibo Scurty, or of a Magistrate in the
absence of the Clerk, who shall be bound to col
lect and pay the same into the public treasury,
except in cases where the same is now required
by law to be paid to corporations or otherwise.
Upon every takinir out of a charter, ^except for
religious, charitable and educational institutions,
them shall be levied a tax of twenty dollars ;
upon each renowal of a charter liable to tax under
this Order, tea dollars, and all companies incor
porated in other (states shall pay for the privi
lege of carrying on their business in this State
the samo chartor fee as is required of companies
incorporated in this State. All circus exhibitions,
to bo puid at the time, fifty dollars per day. Each
and every person keeping % dog or dogs, shall
pay a tax of one dollar for each dog. For the
priviloge of selling lottory tickets within the
limits of this State, fire hundred dollars per
month, to be paid monthly or quarterly in ad
vancc to tho Treasurer of the State of South
Carolina, who, upou such paymont, shall grant a
license fur the timo for which such payment has
been made, but not for less than one month.
" Special tax.
4- A ?'rPlf?!'?11 ta? of one dollar ?ball bo paid
by every ninfo personAbetwepa thu age* of twobty
one and sixty, residents of the State on the first
day of January, one thousand eight hundred and
sixty-eight, except such as are incapable of earn
ing a support by reason of mental or physioal
disability : provided, that doublo executions for
the non-payment of the capitation tax of tho past
year shall not be enforced, and that in all cases
where execution has not boen bsuod and no costs
have bcon incurred, the tax may bo discharged
by the paymont of Jhe original amount on or be
fore the first day offtiarch, 1868.
5. AU laxes levied on property os prescribed
in this order, sh.-ijl be paid to tho Tax Collector
for the District or'Parish [n which said property
ls located, exe opt that the tax on railroad com
panies, express companies, and telegraph com
panies, shall be returned to and paid directly into
the Treasury of the State ; and this return shall
be made quarterly.
6. All individual taxes will be assessed directly
upon and collected directly from the individuals
from who in-tl cy are due,
7. Tho houses and lots on Sullivan's Island
shall ba returned to the Tax Collector of the Tax
District io which tboy are situated, in the same
mannor as other town lots and houses, and shall
be liable to the same rates of taxation.
j}. Bpfcjrq th8 pollectjot} of the taxos herein
provided for, cvpry ^.sse'scor or Ta? Collector,
[neting in the capacity of ^ssossnr) in this fjftate, <
?ball proceed to malr.o an nd valorem assessment
af all lands, buildings and improvements, without '
distinction as to city, town or country property, '
and upon which an ad valorem tax bu boen levi
ed, with reference to the market value of such i
property in United States currency, and without
reference to any previous assessment; and nek !
ifiscssmonts shill be subject to revision, by milita
ry authority. Each Assessor and each Tax Col
lector acting as Assessor, b?foro catering upon
bis duties as Assessor, shall take and subscribo
biforo the Clerk of the Court of tho District the
following oath, which shall be endorsed on his
commission, vii: "I, A. B., do promise and
swear, that I will, to the best of my ability, exe
.cute the duties of Assessor for my Collection'Dis
trict, and wUl, without favor or partiality, ascer
tain and assess tho actual valu? of thc property,
real and personal, upon which an ad valorem tux
1* levied, before And for ths purpose of levying
9. Each Tax Collector shall attend at the Court
IIOUES of the Tax District, (or if there be no
Court House, at some other public place,) daily
for one week previous to making his final return,
for the receipt of taxes of his respective District
or Parish. .All taxes on property imposed hy the
provisions of this order shall have reference- both
as to possession and valuation to the first day of
January, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, ex
cept where some of othor date is specially desig
nated. All taxes on income imposed by the pro
visions of this Act shall have reference to the
amount of such income received between tho first
day of January, ?ne thousand eight hundred
and sixty-seven, and the first day of January,
one thousand eight hundred and sixty-eight, and
all such income tax shall bo due ?nd payable on
or before tho thirty-first day of March, 1868.
10. Tho taxes berein levied shall be paid only
in gold and silver coin, United States Treasury
notes, or notes declared to be a legal tender by
the Government of tho United States or notes of
National Banks, or the bills receivable of this
State, and als? pay-certificatea of Jurors and
and Constables for attendance on the Courts. The
Tax Collectors of the several Collection Districts
shall be allowed, on all sums of money paid into
their hands for taxes, a commission as follows,
that is to say : the Ta:c Collectors of Abbeville,
Anderson, Barnwell, Chester, Clarendon, Dar
lington, Edgefield, Kershaw, Laurens, Newberry,
Orange, Richland, Spartanbnrg, Sumter, Union,
kork, Marion, St. Phillip's and St. Michael's, at
thc rate of four per cent. ; tho Tax Collectors of
Chesterfield, Fairfield, Greenville, Lancaster,
Lexington, Marlboro', Pickens, St. Mathews,
Prince George's Winyah, St. Bartholomew's,
Williamsburg, at the rate of six per cent.; the
Tax Collectors of AU Saints', Christ Church,
Horry, Prince William's, St. George's Dorchester,
St. Helena, St. James's Goose Creek, St. Jt mes'
Sante?, St. John's Berkeley, St. John's Geilston,
St. Peters, St. Stephen's, at the rate of eight per
cent. ; the Tax Collectors of St. Andrew's, St.
Luke's, St. Paul's, St. Thomas' and St. Denuis',
at the rate of ten per cent. : provided, that in
any District where .the gross amount of taxes
paid in shall exceed the sum of thirty thousand
dollars, the commissions of the Tax Collectors
shall be two per cent, on such excess.
11. Io sales of real estate upon execution for
non-payment of taxes, if the amount bid hr such
real estate be not greater than the amount of tho
execution and costs, it shall be tho duty of tho
SharitT to bid ia the property for the State, aud
tho title thereto shall thereupon be passed to tho
State, subject to such equitable rights of redemp
tion as may hereafter be determined upon by
legislative authority. Imprisonment for over
due taxes is abolished ; but whenever tho amount
of the tax, eosts, ?fcc, of any person cannot be
made out of any property of which he is possess
ed, the Sheriff holding the execution shall make
return thereof to tho Commissioners of Roads or
Public Buildings, or other appropriate municipal
authority, who may enforce the payment of the
tax duo by labor upon thc road?, bridges and
other public works : jtrovided, that the commuta
tion value of such labor shall nut bo less than
fifty cents for a labor day of eight hours.
12. All taxes levied by this order, except when
such taxes are payable quarterly, shall be due
and payable R3 follows : one half on or before
the thirty-first day of March, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-eight, md the remaining half
on or before the thirtieth day of June, one thou
sand eight hundred and sixty-eight. Any person
desiring te pay the whole amount of bis taxes
(except such as arc returned quarterly) on or be
fore the tbirty-firit day of March shall have thc
privilege of so doing, and nball bo entitled to a
discount of five per cent, upon the amount of
taxes falling due on thc 30th day of June, 1808.
13. No Tax Collector or Assessor shall receive
his commissioosJuitil bis returns have been re
ceived at tba Treasurer's office, and been ap
proved by bim
14. TAXA? levied by municipalities, corpora
tion.', or other local authorities', under any gen
eral or special law of the State, will conform in
principle tu the modification;! hereinbefore made.
THE SPECIAL TAX.
From tho " Ordinance to Levy a Special Tax
to Defray this Expenses of this Convention,' and
Preserve the Credit of the State," passed by the
Radical negro Convention of South Carolina, on
tho 38th January, 1 SOS, we publish tho following
.Sections showing the amount of Taxes oar
people have to pay to defray thc expenso of
that sweet-scented intituthn :
SECTION 1. We, the people of the State of South
Carolina, by our delryate* in convention Met, do
ordain, That there shall be assessed and olloctcd
by the tax collectors of the several Districts and
Parishes, in tho State, in addition tu the tax al
ready levied under General Orders No. 139, issued
from Headquarters Second Military District, by
Brevet Maj >r-Ucneritl E. R. S. Canby, Command'
ing said District, dated Charleston, December 3.
ist7, tho following taxes, which s?mil hocollecti-d
by the persons and at the times and in thc manner
prescribed by said General Orders : On all rea!
ostates, seven|and a half cents on every hundred
doli??, excep'ing such lands ns are exempted in
Article 1 of said General Order; on articles
manufactured fop sale, barter or ?xchanp<5, be
tween the Krst day of January, IROS, and the
first day of January, 18fi9, fifteen couts on every
hundred dollars, to be paid by the manufacturer;
ou buggios, carriages, jrold and silver plate,
watches, jewulry and pianos on hand i.n the fir-1
.lay of January, 1888, except when beld by deal
ers t r purposes of sale, lifty cent" on every hun
dred dollars ; from tho ??le of goods, wares or
merchandise, embracing ul! thc articles of trade,
sulo. barter or exchuuge, (the cotton taxed by
'ho United Sutes excepted,) which any person
"hall make between tho first day of January,
1863. and the thirty-first day of December, ISfiS,
fifteen cents on every ono hundred dollars. And
the tax collector?, sheriffs, or any other p.-rsan
whose duty it may bc to collect, or the treasurer
of tho State, whose duty it is to receive, shall be
liable upon their respective official bond.', for neg
lecting or refusing to collect, safely keep, pay
over and disburse Ike same in conformity to the
ordern <>f this Convention.
SEC. 2. Ile it further ordained, That a sufficient
amount of the sum thus realized is hereby ap
propriated to refund tu tho treasurer of the State
of South-Carolina any lum or slims which muy
be advanced hy ibo order of Ger.or.il Cunby, or
otherwise, for the payment of the per diem, mile
age, or othor expenso* of tbi-t Convention, in
bills receivable of thc State.
Agricultural Jon -mils for May.
Our Agricultural Journals for this month have
all como to hand with theil' usual punctuality.
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monthly agricultural journal than tho Southern
Cultivator. It is pobli-hod at Athen?, Ga., by
Messrs. Wu. <fc W. L. JO?IKS, Editors and Propri
etors, at $2.00 per annum. Subscriptions received
ct this offico.
The May No. of " The Maryland Farmer"-a.
Monthly Magazine devoted to Agriculture, Hor
ticulture, Rural Economy und Mechanic Arts,
sustains tho high reputation this journal has es
tablished in thu agricultural world for tho sound
aud reliable information di:sominated through its
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" The American Farmer"-the oldest Agricul
tural Publicitlun ia the United States-and cer
tainly ono in tho front rank of A.icrioan Agri
culture and Horticulture Journalism, comes to us
freightod with a most inviting array of well-pre
pared articles on subjects af tho utmost impor
tance to our planting friends. Published by
WonmiNoroN k LEWIS, NO. 4, South Street, Bal
timore, Md., at $2.00 per anna m.
"The Farm and Garden,"-an Agi ?cultural
Newspaper, devqted to tho Interests of our sunny 1
South,-published monthly at $1.00 per annum,
by JAS. R. JACOBS k Co., Clinton, S. C., is mak
ing rapid improvement in each succeeding num
ber, and being the only agricultural journal pub- -
lishod In our State, our poopls should extend to it
a liberal patronage. j
??r A New Orleans correspondent write? rela
tive to the Louisiana sugar crop, that the planta
tions are doing well this year, and it is "estimated
that there ir oana enough |n thc ground tn produce
DOO hundred and fifty thousand hogsheads of su- j
jar, provided it is not killed and choked out by. j
A man named Grogg, arrested at Tusca- , t
ioosa by the military authorities for shooting and
painfully though not dangerously wounding a ne
gro,, was brought to Selma on tho Sta, io irons.
THE PROPOSITION TO POSTPONE THE VER
DICT.-Tho .Baltimore Sun's correspondent
Another strong effort is.ib progress among
the Republicans to postpone the verdict in
the impeachment trial until after thc meeting
of tho Chicago Convention. About a week
ago a movement in this direction was stat ted,
but did. not meet with sufficient encourage
ment to make it a success. Yesterday those
who favor the project started the idea again,
and it meets with so much more general fa
vor than was expected that considerable alarm
is. created among the Wade faction, who, as
suming the certain conviction of the Presi
dent, desire an immediate termination of the
impeachment trial and the consequent posses
sion of the White House in order that they
may have dispensation of official patronage
and thereby possibly make sure of Mr. Wade's
nomination at Chicago. Among those who
favor the postponement of the verdict are
several Radical senators. The friends of can
didates for the Vice-Presidency, except tho
Wadeites, quietly favor the postponement.
An informal meeting of Republican leaders
bad the matter nndcr consideration to day,
bul up to the present time no assurance of
the requisite number of Radical senators in
favor of the ne w movement has been ob
TEose of the tena tora who are best advised
of the propositions to bo disposed of in the
Senate as preliminary to entering upon the
consideration of the impeachment case in se
cret session, say they do not look for a final
judgment in the case at all events for ten or
From the handtboro (Sliti.) Democrat.
Another Outrage by a Negro.
We are reliably informed that a most hor
rible affair transpired on Ship Island in the
early part of this month. It appears, SJ far
as we can learn, that a young negro so liar
gained access to the sleeping apartment, of
Gen. Mower's daughter, a beautiful and ac
complished girl, about sixteen years of age.
What was accomplished we know not. and
can only surmise from the subsequent results.
It appears that a younger child called her
father, and he and the officer of the day, who,
upon arriving at the spot, found thc negro in
possession of the guard, which was stationed
in the vicinity of the General's quarters. It
appears that a court martial was at once or
ganized, the negro soldier sentenced to be ex
ecuted by hanging. But the General inter
fered and the sentence was suspended, but
it is currently reported that the negro was
killed inside Tn the fort, put into a sack and
thrown into the gulf. While bloody knives
and other weapons, bearing the signs of be
ing used, were seen on the Island, and the
under officers spoke freely of his dispatch and
hie well-deserved deatb, yet the negro sol
diers on the Island were still led to believe
that the dead negro was sent to Mobile on a
vessel leaving about that time for Mobile.
While wc look with horror upon transac
tions of this kind, and believe that the brnte
who would attempt the chastity of a white la
dy could not be visited with too severe a pun
ishment, or one that could be considered cru
el, under any circumstances ; yet we might
be excused for thus thinking, for we have al
ways deemed the negro as property, as our
fathers did before us, and we fought to the
best of our poor ability to keep them as prop
erty-the place that God and nature design
ed them to keep-but G?nerai Mower et id
omm genus sought their freedom, and, by
might of numbers, succeded, and taught Sam
bo that he was as good as anybody, and a
little better ; he made councilmen, policemen,
aud other civil officers of them, and thereby
inculcated the idea tbat the negro was, so
cially, the equal ol' the white mau. And now,
General Mower, after doing more than per
haps any other officer of his class to instil
this idea into the negro's head, has, with a
vengeance, felt tLe application of his doc
trine. His lovely daughter, just blooming in- j
to womanhood, ch d in the white, loose, tas
ty habiliments of night, with her hair loosed
to thc wiuds of thc Gulf, rccliues upon the
couch, aud there in that position, is desecra
ted as to her person, by the embrace, clawing
and feeling of a disgusting negro. No won
der he complains. No woudcr the negro is
miking. But bad it been some Southern
born lady, who had lost a princely fortune
by the craft. legislation and social teaching
of General Mower and his followers, it would
have nil been well, and had the negro been
troubled, as in this instance, the party or par
ties, even suspected of breaking the law,
would be held "to strict account, and so we
wish to hold General Mower.
Wc again ask, where is the negro that com
mitted this outrage upon the daughter of j
Tho Now JJaaip?kjre State Convention
buvo ii 1 H j tc J regulations favoring Cr.mt and itu
poachuient. Letters wcro read iu the Convention
from Butler and Waihburae giving assurance of
gjtr* In Georgia it is now understood" that tba
test oath will mu bc required nf Legislative mem
bers and that the Legislatura will lint bc assem
bled at Milledgeville, as a provbionnl body, to
take action on thc Constitutional amondinent and
?5?" "?Jack," tho Washington correspondent
of tho Cincinnati Commercial, assorti that the
ondorsomont of Pendleton by the Illinois Conven
tion secures his nomination at Now York.
AUOUSTA, May 9J
GOLD-Brokers aro buying at 110 and selling
SILVER-Buying at 138 and felling at 187.
COTTON.-The market continues stagnant,
only 12 bales being sold to-day. The receipts
amounted to Al bales.
BACON-Smoked Shoulders, li} cents'; B. B
Sides, 17; C. R. Sides, IS; C. Sides, 19; Old
Salt Shoulders 14 J j Old Salt C. R. Sides 16};
CORN-Now White $1 15, Mixed $1 14
WHEAT-White, $300(2)2 75; Red, $2 70?
OATS aro quiet. Wc quot^e at 90.
WK havo boon authorized by the friends of ]
Mr. NAT HAMEY, SR., to announce him as a
Candidate for the Office of SHERRIFF of Edge
field District at the ensuing olection.
May ll to 20
WE have been authorised by the friends of
Major ISAAC BOLES to announce him as a Can
didate for olection to the Office of SHERIFF of
Edgcficld at thc ensuing election.
May 5 te* . 19
The Friends of Capt. S. HARRISON will sup
port him as a candidate for re-election to the
Clerk's Office of Edgefield at the approaching
May 4 lo* 16
for Prolate Judge or Ordinary
We have been requested hy the friends of
W. F. DUR IS OE, Esq., to nom?nalo him aa a
candidate for re-election to the office of Judge
Probate, or Ordinary, for Edgefield at the election
May 4 * lc? 19
ICE ! ICE !
JUST received at ?he SALUDA ?QUSH, one
of the best assortments of
Pure Old Liquors, Wines, &c,
Ever introduced into this market.
ICE ALWAYS ON HAND. Families sup
plied at reasonable rates.
May IS lm 24
State of South Carolina, I
Jame. A, Devore, AdV., ) B?" " "??j,
Susan Lanham, at ah ) A?etl* *?.
BY Virtue of an Order of tho Court in this
case, the Creditors of JAMES M. LAN
IAM, dee'd, are rcquirod to prosent and prove
heir claims before th? Commissioner cn or before
he 15th day of July next, or in? default thereof
>o barred the benefit of the decree to bo pro
Z. W. CARWILE, CB.E.O.
May 18, lot 20
New Drug Store!
THE Undersigned take? pleasure in informing
his friends that he has just received an ENTIBE
NEW AND FRESH STOCK OF
Drags, Medicines, Chemicals, &c<,
At the Old Stand under Masonic Hall, where he
will constantly on hand full Stocks of everything
in the Drug line.
Pe -sons withing to purchase will find it to
their advantage to call at the Old Stand.
^Sf-Tevms reasonable. ,
T? J. TEAGUE, Agt.
Mi.y 12 .tr... ;. LU .30
H. T. WRIGHT,
ATTORNEY AT, LAW,
AY be found for the present above the Store
of Mr. Li. C. BRYAN.
May 5 tf 19
PLICATION IN THE COURT OF COM
MON PLEAS for Edgefield District, South Caro
lina, for the Creation of a Private Corporation,
for carrying on the MANUFACTURE OF PA
This Undersigned, applicants for their creation
into. a. Private Corporation for the purpose of car
rying on the Business of Manufacturing Paper
in Edgefield District, South Carolina, (without
their or their successors incurring an individual
liability for the indebtedness of said Corporation,)
DO DECLARE: That the object and particu
lar business which they propose to carry on, ii
tbo Easiness of Manufacturing Paper in Edge
field District, South Carolina, on the site lately
known as the Bath Paper Mills, under the name
of " THE BATH SOUTH CAROLINA PAPER
COMPANY." The amount of Capital by them
employed is Seventy Thousand ($70,000) Dollars,
currer t funds, consisting of cash paid in, Six
Thousand Four Hundred ($0,400) Dollars, and af
the Land, Mill, Buildings, Improvements, Ma
chinery and Fixtures, owned by the applicants,
and valued at Sixty-three Thousand Six Hun
dred ($63,600) Dollars." *
The time for which they desiro to he incorpo
rated is a period of thirty years, from the date
of the* filing of this Declaration in the Office of
the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for
Edgefield District, with such privilege! to in
crease thc Capital Stock, as are'by statute in such
case o rdained.
And therefore, Do Pray, That after this Decla
ration, and the affidavit hereunto attached, shall
have boen filed in tho said Office, and publication
thereof be had once a week for two months, in
terms of the Law, the said Clerk may render to
tho applicants tho proper Certificate, to he held
and deemed as evidence of the Charter of Incor
poration of the said Bath South Carolina Paper
Company, in accordance with the provisions of
an Act of the Legisla-uro of South Carolina, en
titled "An Act to authorize and regulate the
Creation of Private Corporations within thia
State," approved Dec. 20th, 1866.
President The Bath So. Ca. Paper Co.
JOHN D. BUTT,
Sec'ry & Troas'r. Bath S. C. Paper Co.
JOHN T. MILLER,
GEO. T. JACKSON,
W. E. JACKSON,
J. W. BUTT,
JNO. D. BUTT,
Atfy for JAS. P. BOYCE.
Slate of South Carolina,}
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT. $
PERSONALLY appeared before me, Benjamin
Baird, Magistrate for Edgefield District, S.
C., a person authorized to administer oaths under
the laws of said State, William Craig, who being
duly sworn, doposes and Bays, That he is (he
President of The Bath South Carolina Paper
Company, the Stockholders of which have made
the foregoing Declaration, and that the amount
of Capital in property actually owned by said
Company, consisting of Land, Mill Buildings,
Improvements, Machinery and Fixtures, is of the
value in current funds "the sum of Sixty-three
Thousand Six Hundred (63,600) Dollars, and that
the amount of Capital in current funds cash paid
in ii Six Thousand Four Hundred ($0,400) Dol
lars,-the whole amounting to Seventy Thousand
Dollars in Currency.
Sworn to before me, tL. i 9th day )
of May, A. D. 1869. [.
BENJAMIN BAIRD, M.E D. j
_May J 2,_2m_20
Tax Collector's Notice.
IWILL bo at tito timo and places hereinafter
mentioned, to receive tho Assessment and Tax
Returns, and also Collect the Tases due on tho
samo for the year 1807, viz:
Rod Hill, Monday and Tuesday, ISth and 19th
Chcalham's Store, Wednesday and Thursday,
20th and 21st.
Liberty Hill, Friday and Saturday, 22d and
I.ybrand's, Monday and Tuesday, 2?th and
G ranitevillc, Wednesday and Thursday, 27th
?n I 2Sth. .
Hamburg, Friday and Saturday, 29th and 30th
EJgffiold C. H., Monday and Tuesday, 1st and
I Mt. Willing, Wednesday and ThursdayVSd and
Richardson's, Friday and Saturday, 5th and
Haltawanger's Store, Monday and Tuesday,
3th and 9th.
Edgcfi?ld C. n., Wednesday, Thursday, Fri
lly, SatnrJay, 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th June.
After which timo roy Books will positively
Persona having Returns to make, will bear in
mind thal: tho Tax Order requires all parties due
individual Taxes to make their pwn Returns in
person, uidess they are sworn according to law.
Parties interested w . .efer to the Advtriiter
of tho 13:h May, for particulars in reference to
the property on which they are taxed, the Pub
lishers having kindly consented to republish tho
Tax Or lc rs id that issue.
Ail persons engaged in Merchandise or
Salo of Liquors will make their Retaras for the
last Quarter of 1867, and also for the first Quar
ter tn 1863, by Saturday, the 16th May, or they
will ba liable to double Tax.
BENI. ROPER, T. C. E. D.
May 5_tf 19
H. C. Garrott, . "j
E. Z. Bitney, Adm'or. J
BY virtue of an Execution from the Provost
Court, to me dirco1 cd, I will proceed to sell
at Edgeiicid 0. H.,'on ibo first Monday in June
next, the following pioperty, levied on aj^the
property of Emerson Bussey, dee'd., to ?ito?
ONE TRACT OF LAND containing^Tcur
Hundred and Forty (4-10) Acres, more or leas,
and bonneted by Lands of John Archer, Joseph
Bussey ami A. Sharptot!, .
TRACT NO.. TW?,'contalmng Two Hundred
and Fifty (250) Acres, moro or less, and bounded
on the Weat, North and. South by lands of A.
Sharpton, ind on the East by Tract No. L
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. D.
May 9 4te 20
Bcnj. Roper, T. C., )
vs. > Single Tax Execution.
E. R. Cunningham, j
BY Virtue of a Tax Execution in tho above
stated case, to m? ^.Kd?d/I wilt proceed to
sell at Edgefield Oov.rt House, on the 1st Monday
in J*ne neijt, the following property, of the De
fendant E. R. Cunningham, to wit:
ONE HOUSE AND LOT in tho Town of Ham
burg, known in the plan of said Town as Let
ISAAC BOLES, S.E.D.
May 7 1? 63_ Ste_20^
Thos. H. Marshall, <A KJ3L
Geo. De ?^edici?, ' ' .
BY Virus oi au Execution in the above stated
ease fr Jin thc Provost Court, to nie directed,
I will proceed to sell at Edgefield C. H., on th?
ti rsl Monday- in Jane next, the following proper
ty of the Defendant George Do Medicis, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, one mile South of
G ranitevillc Depot, contaiaing Two Hundred and
Forty Acres, mor* less, adjoining leads of C,
Attaway, George' Killy and otherii,
Terms Cash. I
ISAAC BOLES, S. E. BL
May 6. ' _ 4te ' ._- 2?
Boot and Shoe Shop !
PARIS S'IMKINS takes pleasure in announ
cing to the people of EdgcGcld. that his
SHOE SHOP, in rear of Mr. Cheatham's Bar
Room, is supplied with the BEST MATERIAL
ind COMPETENT WORKMEN, :and that fae is
weparod "to execute all work ir tho Boot and
shoe line in the moat fashionable, substaatial and
atiafactory manner. . ti avx
HARNESS made to ord sr, or REPAIRED, itt
;he shortest notice.
^9"Price8 very reiurssahle.
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