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irr^T TTUff IT_N?TMRER 1259.
CHARLESTON, TUESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, 1870.
SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
A M AN LT PROTEST BT SENATOR
"GOD HELP THIS POOR PEOPLE IF SCOTT BE
THE PROSPECTS OF ADJOURNMENT.
Work Begun on thc Columbia Canal.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE KETTS.]
COLUMBIA. February 28.
In tae Senate, the report of the Committee
on Incorporations, on the bill to incorporate the
Chemical and Mining Company, was indefinitely
resolution for an investigation into the con?
dition of affairs in the Fourth Congressional Dis?
trict was adopted. Senator Arnim denounced
Wallace, the Radical claimant for the seat, and
said he was elected to Congress by four thousand
majority against him. He said that Colonel Reed
was entitled to the seat, and was only kept out
because he was formerly a rebel.
The bill to amend the act to perpetuate the
Homestead law was read a second time.
The report of the Committee on Claims, on
the claim of naywood, Bartlett A Co., was
The bill appropriating half a million for the
land commission received a second reading. Les?
lie denounced Governor Scott as a man who had
no policy, and intimated that he was engaged in
swindling operations. Leslie said, "God help this
poor people ii Scott be re elected."
Both houses have appointed a committee of
conference on the Social Equality bill. The bill
will pass without any of the amendments pro?
posed by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The following bills passed, and their titles were
changed to acts: To incorporate the Enterprise
Railroad Compauy of Charleston; to prevent the
peddling of ardent spirits; to regulate the assess?
ment and taxation of personal property in
The Governor has approved an act to renew
and amend the charters of certain towns and vil?
lages; to extend the limits of the City of Colum?
bia; to provide for the formation of the Sassafras
Gap Turnpike Company; to estabUsh a ferry over
the Waccamaw River.
The Senate bill to amend an act to incorporate
the Barnwell Railroad Company received a second
The bill to incorporate the South Carolina Bank?
ing Company was discussed until adjournment.
A protest of Democratic Representatives, as?
serting that the State Government was little less
than an absolute monarchy, was expunged from
the House journal.
The Geneial Assembly will probably adjourn at
Work on the Columbia Canal was begun to-day.
TSE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
SOME BIG TALK ABOUT THE LAND COM?
SECOND READING OF THE SOCIAL EQUALITY
THE PROSPECTS OF ADJOURNMENT.
[FROM Ol*R OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, February 20.
THAT SINKING FUND BILL,
which gives Scott, Chamberlain, Neagle,
Rainey and DeLarge the power to sell several
mirlion dollars' worth of real and personal prop?
erty belonging to the State, when, bow and where
they pleased, received a third reading in the
House yesterday, its title was changed to that of
an act, and lt was ordered to be enrolled. Wm.
McKinlay voted "negatively on the final passage
of the btu, because the House or Representatives
refused to adopt the following proposal as an
amendment to the second section, to wit: 'Pro?
vided the sales of such real and personal proper?
ty, assets and effects, shall be public, the said
commissioners giving at least one month's public
notice of their intention to scU such property,'
believing that a public sale of public property, if
not always conducive to the best interests or the
public would certainly satisfy a general desire that
it should be so sold, and remove any apprehen?
sion that might be entertained by the public that
better prices could be obtained."
Messrs. Claude C. Turner, Javant Bryant, R. M.
Smith and J. B. Moore, Democrats, voted "no" on
the final passage of the bul, not because they
were opposed to a sinking fund, but because
from the determined opposition of those who are
to have the management of the same to making
the sales of property public, they are led to sus?
pect a cai in the meal tub.
In the Senate, this morning, Cain introduced a
concurrent resolution providing that the resolu?
tion previously adopted to adjourn on the 1st of
March be so amended as to extend the time
until the 15th.
Leslie Bald that to adopt this resolution would
be showing the people the reconstructed govern?
ment of this State was a failure, and that Hit
were passed the General Assembly would not ad
joutfe until the last dollar and the last cent were
taken out of the treasury. The present session
had cost the State $200,000; it seemed as if some
of the senators had no shame, nor conscience,
and were willing to roost upon the people until
they had given up the last cent. The people
were weary of such action upon the part of
their representatives; they were tired or tak?
ing money out of their pockets. Nash asked
Leslie if any of the money came out of
his pocket, and receiving an affirmative
answer, asked: Then, where did that money
come from? Leslie, continuing, stated that if the
senators who favored this resolution were In New
York, where each representative was held to the
strictest accountability by the people, not a moth?
er's son or them would ever see these legislative
halls again. Wimbush asked Leslie if it was such
action on his part in the New York Legislature
that caused him to leave it; whereupon Leslie
"waxed wroth," and. in a loud tone of voice, de?
clared that his record was clear, and that he bad
done nothing but what waa right. After this
outburst, Leslie proceeded to show that it would
cost $50,000 if the General Assembly remained lu
session until the 15th. Cain asserted that lt would
cost only $13,000, and Leslie asserted that the sena?
tor from Charleston had better figure a little better;
and then stated that there was very little im?
portant business to be transacted, all or which
could be gotten through with by Tuesday. There
are many things which are enough to ruin the
Republican party In this State, and this sitting
here rorever is one, and another ls that Appro?
priation bill. H any one here would truthfully
criticise it, show it up as lt should be done, lt
wouft damu every one of us. But to this ad
journment. If this resolution be passed, the
eral Assembly will never adjourn; it is ki
that there is a majority in the House who di
wish to go home this year. It was as mm
the people could do to pay thc taxes last ;
The reason people pay taxes r.nder a des
government ls because they know that then
power to make them. I do not mean to say
this ls a despotic government, but the people
know that If they do not pay their taxes the
authority to make them do so.
TSE LAND COMMISSION.
Leslie grew so vehement, and lntimatet
much that was bad in the doings of the Rep
can party, that the ire of several of the sent
was aroused, and two or three of them wei
mad as to express their willingness to remain
draw no per diem. Nash thought it strange
Leslie should talk so much about the expem
continuing the session, when he begged, ali
got on his knees to the senators, to make t
pass the appropriation for the land commis;
and when he now knew that he had to pac
his traps and quit, desired that there should t
appropriation. He (Nash) wanted to know si
thing about thc land commission; the com
sioner had been instructed to report in Janu
and he had not done so. 'Twas a wise lai
South Carolina, in olden times, that made a s
itr leave his otllce every four years, so as to a
the newly elected officer to know and point
what was wrong In the action of the late offi
lt was rumored that there had been expen
$100,000 more than hal been appropriated for
land commission. There are a great many Ital
we, even if we are negroes, ought to know,
we ought to stay here until we do, even ir it t
until May; the people will be satisfied if we
root some of this corruption.
Leslie said that there was a great deal or
about his not having made a report; nearly a
the senators could tell why, as they were ag<
or the commission. There was Nash, who
agent ror Richland County; he had made nc
port; neither had others or the agents, and as
reports had not been made to the commlssloi
how could he make a report. Hayne stated t
'? he bad made all the report that was require?
him by the constitution.
WHY DID LESLIE RESIGN ?
There was a little more wind expended In I
sort or talk, and then Leslie stated that ti
! were not many or the senators who would
for bim to tell why he bad sent in his r?sign?t!
but they had better mind and not attempt
I scare him, or he would tell more than sc
' wasted him to tell.
This finished thc talk about the land com;
sion, and as no one seemed desirous of ask
Leslie to "tell why he sent In his reslgnatioi
the discussion was resumed upon the MI bj ec'
adjournment. Finally, the Senate rejected Cal
It ls difficult to cay when the General Asst
bly will adjourn; probably, on Tuest:
next; certainly not later than Saturday next.
THE LAND COMMISSION AND HIE COMMISSION!
The resignation of Land Commissioner Les
has not yet ceased tobe asubjectof conversath
and numerous reasons therefor are frequen
assigned. Long before the resignation was ti
dered, it was reported that the Governor desit
to get rUl of Leslie. Tent individual In a cpee<
to-day, substantially reported elscwhe
stated that there were very row or tho sci
tors who would like for him to t
why he sent in his resignation. It is genera
believed that there has been something" wrong
the operations of the commission, and Leslie's :
mark gives color to thc belief. Last night, Hay:
one ot the agents or the commission, gave noti
or hisintcutlou to Introduce a concurrent resol
t?pn, calling upon the State treasurer to repc
by what authority he had paid over one hundn
thousand dollars above the appropriation altowi
for the commission, and in thc House, yestcrda
Richardson introduced a resolution providli
that a committee of three be appointed by tl
Speaker, to inquire into the purchase or lanO
price, location, .(c., made by Land Commission
C. P. Leslie. The resolution was rejected by a vo
of 48'to 3?- absent and not voting, 40.
The parties designated by the General Assemb
to select school books for the Tree common schoc
of the State, have decided to take the Union rea
ers, six in the series; Spencerian copy book
Webster's c' aries, three in the series-pu
lished by Ivlson, Phinizy & Co., of New York; D
vies' Mathematics, Primary Arithmetic, Intclle
tua! Arithmetic, Elements or Arithmedc, Practic
Arithmetic, University Arithmetic, Elements i
Algebra, Steele's Physics Tor Common Schools
published by A. S. Barnes A Co. ; Cornell's geoj
raphles, five tn the series; Quackenbos' historic
I two in the series; Quackenbos' composition, tw
in the series-published by Appleton A Co.; Ha
vey's grammars, two In the series; Kidd's Eloct
Hon, school registers-published by Wilson, Hil
kle A Co., of Cincinnati.
THE ArrBOritlATION BILL.
The bill to make appropriations and raise sut
plies for the fiscal year commencing Novcmoc
1, 1870, was under discussion to-night. When ih
second section, providing that about severn
thousand dollars bc appropriated as a contlngen
fund for the Governor and thc various o il lc ers ?
the State, was reached, Sims moved that it b
stricken out, on the ground that the amount wa
too large, and that it was always expended. Thi
motion caused considerable discussion, which rc
suited in thc further consideration of the bill bc
lng postponed until Monday. The supporters e
this bill were very indignant at the result, am
asserted that lt was a ruse to prolong the session
TB I ED CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT INVESTIGATION
The Joint resolution to authorize the commlttei
of Investigations for the Third Congresslona
District to make a similar Investigation for tb<
Fourth Congression District, was called up In tin
Senate to-night. Hms desired to know why titi
committee had not reported the result of their In
vestigation Into the Third Congressional District
Rainey thereupon arose and stated that the com
mlttee was ready to report and sent to the chal?
a roll or proof-sheets, which, however, were nol
reed. The discussion was resumed. Nast
thought that this extra work was a "job." Others
expressed the same opinion. Cain moved tu
amend the resolution so as to provide that the
committee receive no compensation for then
work. This amendment was agreed to and the
Thc committee refused to allow their leport to
be published until it was read. It will make a
good sized pamphlet. Along with the report was
submitted a volume or seven hundred and eigh?
teen pages of "evidence takeu by the Convulttee
of Investigation or the Third Congressional Dis?
trict." It is a tremendous document, md one
which cannot be read without having weights at?
tached to each individual hair to prevent them
from standing on end. The wonder is that the
valiant twelve per .rent, per month broker, Joe
Crews, dare 6leep arter having listened to such
thrilling recitals or murders-and all committed
upon Radicals. Oh, Radicals, how your friends
make you suffer-in "evidence."
ACTS RATIFIED AND APPROVED.
The Governor has approved an act to determine
the time when the salaries o' county school com?
missioners shall commence, aid to tlx the date
of the first meeting of thc State board or educa?
tion, and an act to provide tor the payineut or
claims or teachers for services rendered the fiscal
year, commencing November 1st, 1338, and end?
ing October 3lst, 1969.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives at?
tended in the Senate yesterday, when the follow?
ing acts were duly ratified: An act to amend au
ac: entitled "An act to tlx thc salary and regulate
the pay or certain officers;" to recharter Rau
towle'3 Bridge; to provide for the formation of
religious, charitable and educational associa?
tions: to amend an act entitled an act to author?
ize the sale or the Columbia Canal; to grant to
certain persons therein named, and their asso
e?iies, the right io dig and uiiue lu the beds of
the navigable streams and waters of the State of
South Carolina, for phosphate rocks and phospha?
te deposit?; authorizlug the State treasurer to
reissue to Martha H. Pyatt, and A. H. Abrahams
certain certificates of State stock, lost or de?
A colored woman named Caroline Hooper, de?
livered to-night, in the Hall or the House of Rep?
resentatives, a lecture on the subject, 'The Work
The House bill to enforo the provisions or the
Civil Rights bill or the United States Congress,
and to secure to the people the benefits or a re?
publican government in this State, received a
second reading in the Senate last night, as ?dld
also bills to aid and encourage cotton and wool?
len man a rac tures in this State; to provide for the
construction and keeping in repair the public
highways and roads; relative to the power or the
City Council or Charleston to Impose punishment
for violation of city ordinances; to enforce a uni?
form system of assessment and taxation by muni?
cipal bodies; to repeal an ordinance entitled "An
ordinance to prevent the erection of wooden build?
ings and to secure greater security against Ares,"
and also certain portions of the acts of the Gene?
ral Assembly rcrerring to thc erection of wooden
buildings in the City of Charleston: to amend an
act to Incorporate the Barnwell Railroad Com?
pany; to appropriate live hundred thousand dol?
lars for the land commission.
The House to day had the good sense to strike
out the enacting clause or thc bill to indemnify
Robertson and DuBose A Co., ror thc destruction
or their store3.
There was a grand "carpet-bag" hop here last
Congressmen Bowen and Wallace are here; it ls
believed that they len Washington to avoid Inves?
W UITTEMORE' S RESIGNATION.
What thc Respectable Radical Papers
of thc North Think of it.
The decent Radical newspapers of the North
all agree in the view of Whlttemore's resigna?
tion, heretofore expressed by TUE NEWS. Thc
Washington National Republican, (Grant's or?
gan) 6ays :
Mr. B. F. Whittemore, late representative
in Congress from thc First South Carolina Dis?
trict, cheated justice by resigning his place in
the House of Representatives; and it was to
enable bim to do this, that he wanted further
time, when, on Wednesday, he appealed to tho
House for leniency. He resigned because ho
saw that expulsion was inevitable, and he
hoped thereby to escape all punishment for
his crime. It is a satisfaction to know that he
did not escape, for the resolution ol' condem?
nation and virtual censure was as severe as
expulsion could possibly have been. Un the
latter question there would have been at least
a few negative votes.
On the resolution which pronounced his un?
worthiness ot'a seat in thc House, there Is not
one negative vote recorded. It is thus clear
that every member considered his conduct de?
serving oi' censure at least, although a few
might have been unwilling to apply the ex?
treme penalty. It is enough, however, that
he retires from the House enshrouded in dis?
honor. The precedent having been establish?
ed, the House cannot now do otherwise than
continue the work, until lt has purged Itself of
all unworthy members.
The New York Times declares, with its usual
Mr. Whittemore ought not to have been al?
lowed to ?vsign, aller ho wa** convicted of a
grave offence against thc House-and there
are two or three other incidents connected
with the affair that will strike everybody as
being rather extraordinary. In the first place,
how Is it that General Butler, a member of the
House, could appear as the professional advo?
cate of another member whu had sullied the
honor of the House? Mr. Butler was one of
the Injured persons, and lt was his duty to
have stood by the House. When he spoke of
his client, arc wo to assume that he was paid
for his services ? If so, will General Butler's
own conduct bear investigation ! With regard
to Mr. Whittemore, we can only say that Gen?
eral Logan made a mistake in not pressing his
original resolution to a vote on Wednesday.
He knew what Mr. Whittemore meant by ask?
ing an adjournment of tho discussion till
Thursday. The House has not properly as?
serted its dignity, and tin: fault is Mr. Logan's.
Wo must now have the other t HCIC^'TS in cn
detsbips brought up for jiul?mont They are
selling their country so far as J.ies in their
power, and it is a farce for them to pretend to
be serving the country at the same time.
Even the New York Tribune says:
Mr. B. F. Whittemore, on Wednesday, ap?
pealed to the leniency of the House for more
time to prepare lils defence. He employed
the time sympathetically granted in efforts to
escape the penalties ol' his misdemeanor. He
telegraphed his resignation, and when he rose
yesterday in thc House to explain his conduct
thu Speaker decided he was not a member and
could not speak. The resolution of expulsion
was chanced to one oi censure and unanimous?
ly adopted. Thus, by a shabby trick and a
second insult to the House, Mr. Whittemore
escaped the full penalty of his offence; but at
the expense of additional tlisgrucc. The man
who could offer such excuses as his for selling
thc appointments in his gift is thc only man
who could bo capable ol' an appeal for delay on
the ground of time to 'prepare his defence and
use ft instead to put himself beyond the abso?
lute need of defence; or ask to be heard as a
member of the House and hold in reserve his
evidence of resignation from the House. Wo
wisli General Logau better luck with the rest
of the venal crowd.
-The Sheffield cutlers are manufacturing
-A letter from Nice sets thc number of
strangers wintering there at 20,000, America
furnishing the largest contingent.
-American newspapers have now a much
larger circulation on thc European continent
than British journals.
-A mau has been Hued ten shillings in Eng?
land for making his wite wear an iron mask to
prevent her from drinking liquor.
-A boy of nine years has gone to thc peni?
tentiary in Brussels, for attempting to kill his
-The Viceroy of Egypt's latest foible is a
married American beauty, whose influence
over his Highness has been the theme of Cairo
gossip for several weeks past.
-A speculative mania ol'the strangest char?
acter is in full course at Naples. The system
was invented some years ago, when gold was
at a premium, by a certain fast nobleman, who,
having run through his patrimony, undertook
to raise money by advertising to pay in gold
at twenty days all loans made to him in pa?
per. The rate amounted to 200 per cent, a
year, and he was besieged by a crowd jot len?
ders. First the civil authorities interfered,
then the archbishop threatened him with ex?
communication. But he managed to escape
suppression, and to continue his business, at
length obtaining ecclesiastical endorsement of
his scheme, Irom which time he had hosts of
imitators aud competitors. One Costa offered
twenty-five per cent, a month, and now
other establishments have been opened offer?
ing still higher rates. The original inventor
of this system of banking pretended to make
his profits trom operations on the Bourse, but
tliis explanation can hardly apply to all his fol?
lowers. The obligations incurred are only
made good out of fresh deposits, while the
fortunes realized by lenders draw more and
more eager crowds, from every class of society,
each hoping that he will not be the last in the
race to sutler when the crash comes. From
the accounts of this speculative fury, it appears
to resemble the oil excitement in America,
divested of the flummery ol' slocks ;.n 1 shares
so attractive to the Wci'.vrn iu'.:i.!.
THE SALE OE CADETSHIPS.
Resignation of Jacob 8. Golladay, a
Democratic Member from Kentucky.
NO CHARGES PEEPBRRED AGAINST HIM.
HE RESIGNS TO AVOID SUSPICION.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, February 29.
The resignation of Jacob 8. Golloday, a
Democratic member from Kentucky, has caused
the greatest surprise in thc Rouse. The members
of the Military Committee or both political parties
say that there was not the slightest evidence thus
rar, implicating bim In the sale or cadetship ap?
Golloday maintains that he ls entirely in?
nocent of such transactions, bat says that he
resigned In order to avoid the constant attacks
made upon him, based on a groundless suspi?
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, February 28.
Thc Supreme Court to day. In the cotton
cases, appealed from the Court of Claims, took
thc President's proclamation or August 20th, 1886,
as the date of the termination of the war. This
atfects many cotton cases and other litigation.
Mississippi is attached to the Oepartmcut or the
Cumberland, under thc command of General
It Is rumored that Congressmen Golladay, or
Kentucky, and Dewccse, or North Carolina, have
resigned. Tney were supposed to be connected
with selling cadctshlps.
LATER.-The revenue to-day is a trifle over a
million, and for the month is two millions more
than in last February.
In the Senate, Revels (colored) has been ap?
pointed to the Committee on Labor and Educa?
Tho resignation or Congressmen Deweese and
Golladay was announced to-day.
The Judiciary Committee gives Governor Bullock
a further hearing on Wednesday.
Railroad matters occupy tho Senate.
In the House, there ls a struggle over the ex?
emption or pork-packers rrom manuracturers' tax.
The Nclpsic is about departing for thc narien
Canal survey. The treaty between Colombia and
the United States, Tor the ship canal, now only re?
quires the ratification of the United States.
Thc ship Golden Gate made the trip from Liver?
pool to San Francisco In one hundred days.
LATER.-The confirmation or Justice Strong
was discussed to-day for several hours. No ac?
tion wm taken.
In the Senate the Funding bill was discussed all
In thc House a bill was introduced exempting
farmers, us producers, from taxation.
Butler, or Massachusetts, Introduced a Joint re
solution to collect wrecked and abandoned prop?
erty, and reclaim dues belonging to the United
Thc bill repealing the tax on pork-packing, after
a long fight, was referred to thc Committee on
Ways and Means, after striking out an amend?
ment Tor refunding thc taxes ulrcady paid. ^
The rollowlng was adopted-ayes, 103; noes, Ol:
Resolved, That thc best Interests or the country
require a sufficient revenue Hom Imports, and
such a tarin* as will afford protection to our man?
ufactures and best promote tho ?nduutiluu of tho
Thc discussion or the Indian Appropriation bill
Beck introduced a bill extending the time of
bonding whiskey to three years. No action.
Another Link in thc Cable.
LONDON, February 28.
Thc Great Eastern has successfully laid thc
cable between Bombay and Aden, completing tel?
egraphic communication between England and
her oolonies. Messages from Bombay of this date
were received to-day.
Fallare of a Bank.
NAPLES, February 28.
The foilorc or thc Bank at Scylla causes great
distress throughout Southern Italy.
ROME, February 28.
Thc admission of Father Hyacinthe to thesecular
priesthood, releasing him rrom his monastic or?
der, gives general satisfaction.
HAVANA, February 28.
Thc Bavaria hos sailed for Hamburg.
Santa Anna has been sent to Nassau on a Span?
ish war vessel.
LOSS OE LIEE AT SEA.
WAsniNOTON, February 28.
Thc State Department lias advices from
Yokohama that the steamer Oneida, on her way
home, came into collision with a British steamer
and sank. One hundred and twenty lives were
SPARKS EROX THE WIRES.
John C. Thompson, thc deputy postmaster at
Richmond, Va., was yesterday sentenced to ten
.years' imprisonment in the Albany penitentiary
lur robbing thc mails.
The steamer Mississippi, southward bound and
heavily laden with stock and Western produce,
struck a snag at 2 A. M. yesterday, near the land?
ing at Waterproof, La., and sunk rapidly. No
lives wero lost, though the boat aud cargo will be
a total loss. Thc cabin floated by Natchez.
-Mlle. Schneider refuses to come to Amer?
ica to perform in opera bouffe.
-English papers say that Pattl-Caux will
"pay one visit to thc United States nnd then
retire into private life."
-Offenbach has promised three new operas
in three Paris theatres next season. In case
of default he will have to pay $10,000 in the
-Maggie Mitchell is attracting very largo
audiences in Washington to see Fanchon. She
appears in Baltimore next week.
-Once more Max Maretzek has been com?
pelled to bring to a disastrous close lils season
of Italian opera in New York, and the journals
there are lugubrious over the lack of appreci?
ation for high art in thc community. Thc Ex?
press declares that "it is a disgrace to us a
people that, here in New York, the acknowl?
edged art centre of the country, a manager
cannot undertake the presentation of the high?
est iorm of dramatic entertainment without
?Mailing financial ruin and disaster; while in
New Orleans, a city of smaller dimensions,
whose population do not possess one tithe of
the money possessed here, first-class artists
arc engaged and opera is carried on to the mu?
tual profit of manager and public."'
-The French Government has decided not
to levy any taxes upon the estate of the un?
fortunate Kiuck family, which amounts to
100,000 francs and the tax upon which would
have been 16.0U? francs.
TOIOE OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA FRBSS.
Concert of Action.
[From the Oconee Courier, February 18.1
Every one is aware that the present admin?
istration is not what it should be, a wise and
frugal one, and that the remedy must come
from a united people speaking through the
ballot box against corruption, misrule and ex?
travagance of the ruling powers. The press
ls already a unit as to the end proposed, and
anything which defines or limits the course of
argument to effect that end, will weaken its
power for good.
The Rabel Democracy.
[From the Edgefleld Advertiser, February 17.]
The old South Carolina white man, bred un?
der the influences of tho institution, was almost
as much the creature of slavery as the negro
himself, and cannot well live with any other
laborer. You may talk as much as you please
about the infusion of young blood into the
State-and all that-but nine out of every ten
of the present generation of South Carolinians
prefer the negro, and would, for a long time at
all events, find any other sort of labor irksome
and in a great degree unprofitable. So let us
proceed to tell the negro that, so far as we
"tlie rebel Democracy"-are concerned-he
shall vote, fully and freely, until the very day
of Judgment. Le*, us quell his fears and soothe
his pride. For the negro is very proud. So
much so that-take our word lor it-in a year
or two from this time he will turn up his nose
at a scalawag or carpet-bagger as he would at
a-polecat. And wc close by begging the
polecat's pardon !
The Approaching Campaign.
[From the Camtlen Journal, February 17.]
The party which intends to 6ct Itself in op?
position to thc present State government must
choose some platform upon whicn to stand
before thc people. What that platform Is to
be. In order that the party adopting it may be
successful, Is the problem to be solved by our
practical and sagacious statesmen. There arc
almost as many propositions as there are men
to propose. Some arc advanced modestly,
not pretending to be anything more than sug?
gestions. Others are urged upon us confi?
dently, the writer or speaker feeling persuad?
ed of the truth of his plans, and never seeming
to doubt of their practicability and ultimate suc?
cess. We arc bound to make some effort to
help ourselves out of the present unpleasant
and ruinous state of affairs. For this purpose
we must organize ourselves into a party, and
this party must be drilled and compacted. It
must adopt some well defined platform of wise
and comprehensive principles, to which every
member must give his assent and hearty sup?
The Points Agreed On.
[From the Columbia Phoenix, February 19.]
Upon certain points we are agreed. It is
agreed that thc Radical party ot thc State
must bc opposed at the ballot-box. It is agreed
that a generous and general rally must be
made in behair of political reform. It is furth?
er agreed that the opposition must acknowl?
edge ail the political and civil rights now en
Joyed by the freedmen. Tt ls agreed that the
opposition must address itself to living issues
must be a party active, progressive and in full
sympathy willi thc spirit of Industrial develop?
ment anil popular cnllghtment. It ls agreed,
in fine, that the opposition must go before the
State pledged to the principle of lair play and
justice to all, to the putting of able and honest
men into ofllce, to the honest and cheap ad?
ministration of our State Government, to tho
development of our material wealth, and to thc
sincere encouragement of foreign capital and
immigration seeking our State.
The Duty of thc Good and True.
[From the Camden Journal, February 24.]
In the meantime, it behooves all good and
true men to unite in one honest struggle to
reimplant our State upon a firm and lasting
basis. Equal government and low taxes should
be our watchwords, and our party should be
the jNirfv of thc people, upon which platform
those of both colors should unite, and elect
those to offices who will carry to thc discharge
of their duly, capacity, ability, and an earnest
desire to do that which ia right, true and
Dropping Party Vann s.
[From thc Abbeville Press February 18.]
Is lt necessary to drop party names and
party organizations to effect the end in view ?
Are there not honest and capable Democrats,
honest and capable Republicans? and cannot
each of the great parties furnish all sufficient
material for the due administration of the State
government. ? We suppose that no one doubts
it-at least it is charitable to concede it. Why,
then, should there be a union of parties; or
rather, an obliteration of party lines, in the
prosecution ot'local ends and the advancement
ol domestic interests ? For the very reason
that we have assigned that there are honest
and capable men in both parties, and that
upon the paramount questions of State policy
there is nothing to divide them. In answer,
then, to thc interrogatory with which we com?
menced this paragraph," wc may respond that,
though it ls unnecessary to effect the end in
view that there be this union of parties, yet
that it seems to be eminently proper that men
of all parties should unite In the prosecution
of ends in which they have an equal interest,
and about which they have no essential differ?
ence of opinion.
Thc Folly of "Dead Issues."
[From* the Columbia Guardian, February 20.]
All admit the folly of reviving "d?ad Issues"
and concur in thc opinion that we must "ac?
cept the situation." Bul more than this is
needed in order to the political redemption ot
our State and the disenlhralinent of the col?
ored citizens from thc venomous influence of
their present political advisers. We must not
only avoid "dead issues/' but make manly
efforts In behalf of living ones-not only "ac?
cept the situation," but act upon it. If negro
suffrage aud his equal civil and political
rights are settled facts, let us make the best
ol' it. and by a free, open, unreserved acknowl?
edgment of his legal rights, and by kiud,
Just and generous treatment in all trans?
actions with him, make au ally of him in
the struggle to rescue a common country. We
. want no half-way measures, no mincing ac?
ceptance of the situation, bul a bold and manly
step lorward. Let us Lake the bull by the
horns and go in to win. It has been many a
weary day since our ancestral hills and dales
have resounded with tho clarion notes of tri?
umph irom her native sons. One grand, glad,
joyous hurrah ol victory from the seaboard to
the mountains would bring a thrill of patriotic
Joy to the hearts of our down-trodden and op?
pressed people such as would be worth a
world of effort to attain. WTe have been cuffed,
and kicked, and spit upon long enough by a
set of Yankee adventurers and a crew of mis?
erable wretches born among us-those "vipers
that creep where man disdains to climb."
The Redemption of the State.
[From thc Charleston Courier, February 28.]
And victory upon fair and liberal principles
we believe can bc attained. One thing is cer?
tain, tho duty is to redeem the Slate. And
for this end manfully to strive we certainly
deserve success. And, in our judgment, we
can, with proper counsels, command snccess.
Ol* course in conducting a contest of the pres?
ent, we must accept and recognize tim fixed
facts and events of the present. What is now
wanted is the control of the State, without
proscription on account of past party names,
in competent hamU, lor thc general welfare
aud thc public good.
. ? * * * *
It is now some months since we proclaimed,
in this point > I view, concert o? action as thc
one thing needful. In fact, the necessity of n
platform, broad enough and strong enough
upon which all who are opposed to Radicalism
and its destructive influences could stand.
For tills end, of course, individual views and
individual prejudices must be surrendered. It
is no time to be fiddling while Rome is burn?
ing. As one means lo effect this purpose, we
suggested, on a recent visit to Columbia, a
convention of the conductors of the Conserva?
tive and anti-Radical newspapers of the State,
and approved of the recommendations of the
Southern Guardian, on this subject.
We still believe that a conference of the
anti-Radical press of the State would do more
towards promoting unity and concert of action
than any course that could be devised. This
attained, and then let the convention be call?
ed, and thc movement made under favorable
auspices for a victory, not ol' party, but of the
people, and for the redemption of the State.
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at the German Lutheran Church, corner Hasel
and Anson streets, THIS AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock.
By order. C. H. BERGMANN,
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. GERHARD RIECKB,
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THIS AFTERNOON, at a o'clock.
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or his Brother Mr. W. II. Bartless, also of Mr. and
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When the air ls heavily laden with chilling va?
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