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COLUMBIA, S. C., TUESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2. 1866.
VOLUME II-NO. 16^
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BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
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An Important Mutter.
Thc following thoughts and reflec?
tion?;, from the Richmond Times, will
commend themselves to all classes of
As the bayonet of the conqueror
luis thrust negro suffrage upon us, it
is full time that the solution of the
'negro problem"' was receiving the
consideration of our ablest and
?]sest men. Has thc intelligent
Southern citizen of property and cha?
racter never, during the last two
years, asked himself, "why arc the
negroes under tho influence of a few
utterly debased and demoralized
white men? Why are people who
live in our houses, wait upon our
families, nurse our children, work in
our factories, and are kept alive by
our mont y, arrayed in secret hostili?
ty against us by wretches wdio render
the negro no act of real kindness, but
who are tho horse leeches who drain
him of his slender earnings? Why
should there bo this most unnatural
antagonism between thc negroes and
their only real friends? Why should
the debased and abandoned Albinos,
whoso associations with the negro
merely debases and demoralizes him.
he allowed to rob the poor negroes,
and, at the same time, teach them to
abhor those who sustain them?"'
We fear that we are very much to
blame for this most unfortunate and
unnatural state of things. We should j
loDg since have taken poins to expose j
to the unsuspecting black the true
objects and designs of their white
parasites. The negro is fast becom?
ing the vietiru of unscrupulous and
degraded white men, because the in?
telligent and respectable citizens of
the South have failed to come to his as- 1
sistance with timely advice audcouu- ?
sel. The most debased negroes at heurt j
greatly contemn the "white trash" |
who are now preying upon them, j
?nd at the same time teaching them j
IL bate those without whoso assist- j
xiice they would soon die of starva- j
tion. He bas been taught to believe
that there is a natural antagonism
between the respecta le and substan?
tial white men of the South and him?
self, because, for two years, he has
been assured that such was the faet,
and we have not even condescended
to contradict our slanderers. The
most absurd and monstrous lies and
misrepresentations, if repeated and
permitted to remain uncontradieted,
invariably make au impression upon
every educated and thoughtful peo?
ple. Is it strange, therefore, when
we have taken t?o steps to disabuse
the negroes, that they should believe
slanders which are repeated to them
once a week? Of all races, the negro
is the most impressible, and the anti?
dote to the poison of Hunnicut and
his associates is within our reach.
Abuse of such vermin does not di?
minish their influence with thc freed?
men. The duty of grappling with
these creatures in their strongholds,
and of unveiling the base Mokannas
before their deluded worshippers, is
indispensable to the welfare and
safety of both races. They must, in
the presence of their victims, in open
and fair discussions, if necessary, be
exposed, and their designs ventilated.
We must teach the freedmen that
their pretended friends neither feed
nor clothe them, and that they can
do them nothing but the most terri?
The most important and vital duty
which we now have to perform is to
sweep from the mind of the negro
the delusions of which he is the vic?
tim, and the tusk is an easy ono. if
In several instances, educated and
intelligent gentlemen have sought to
rescue the freedmen from the clutches
of the parasitic reptiles to whom we
have alluded, and their efforts have
been attended with groat success. We
directed attention, nearly twenty
months ago, to an instance of this
sort, and commended it to our ablest
mon os worthy of imitation.
We think that Mr. John L. Marve,
of Fredericksburg, deserves an ova?
tion for having performed the most
sensible act which any man at the
South has doini since the collapse; of
the Confederacy. Ho is a lawyer of
distinction and a gentleman cf the
highest social position. Au invita?
tion having been extended to him by
the freedmen to address them on the j
4th of July, 1865, he cheerfully com?
plied with their request, and deli?
vered an oration which was replete
with sound, timely and honest ad?
vice. His address, of course, pro?
duced tho most salutary effects; and
in South Carolina and other States,
wherever gentlemen ol character and
ability have entered the lists against
the demoralized slanderers of their
own color and race, they have utterly
discomfited them. The time is at
hand when it will become the duty of
all of us, by words of honest and
frank advice, to expose those enemies
of order and peace, who are now de?
ceiving and demoralizing the freed?
men. Reason, and not violence,
must be employed to reduce to the
most utter and helpless insignificance
the white men who are now arraying
the negro against his best friends.
A Virginian on the Situation.
We make an extract below from
the speech of Mr. Baldwin, late
Speaker of the Virgi. i House of
Delegates, as reported in thc Rich?
Under the new order of things
now about to be inaugurated. I go to
my home, not only prohibited from
engaging in the conduct of public
affairs, State or national, but denied
the privilege of voice or vote in the
selection of those; who are to bear
rule among us. From what I have
already said, you will understand that
personally I have nothing to regret
in such au exclusion, and I would
by no means claim that the public
service is likely to suffer any serious
detriment by my withdrawal from the
publie councils; but I may be allowed
to suggest that to exclude persons by
law from all participation in public
affairs in a community where they
enjoy and deserve the confidence and
respect of the people, is, in a Go?
vernment professing to be free and
to rest upon public opinion, a capital
mistake, and one winch our rulers
will, sooner or later, discover and
In tims taking leave of y< gen?
tlemen, I feel it Lo be proper, as a
conservative citizen, sincerely desir?
ing to promote the peace and good
order of society, to urge upon yon as
representative men, enjoying in your
several Counties the respect and con?
fidence of the people, the importance
of commending to them, by precept
and example, the duty of patient
fortitude under the adverse circum?
stances by which we are now sur?
rounded, and of a submission as
cheerful as may be to the law of the
constituted authorities. In our pre?
sent condition, our interest and our
duty alike forbid us to attempt re?
sistance to the powers that be, or to
encourago any disturbance of the
good order of society. It is not ne?
cessary that wc shall approve or as?
sent to measures in regard to which
we are not consulted, and as to which
we can have no control; but it is a
high duty which we owe to ourselves
and to social order, that we shall so
conduct ourselves that if wrong shall
be done, we will be able to call God
and man to witness that we have had
no baud in it.
It may be-it probably will be
that we shall be called upon to suffer
injustice and oppression lu the at?
tempt to resist them, our people have
exhibited the highest order of mili
tary heroism and gallantry. The
appeal to arms has been decided
against TH, and it only remains for us
to show that we have the higher civic
courage to endure and be calm, to
suffer and maintain our self-respect,
and thus to command the respect of
others-even of those who would
The San Antonio Herald publishes
advertisements for 200 cavalry horses.
The New Orleans Picayune is glad to
chronicle the fact, for the two reasons:
"First, it gives the Western Texans a
? chance to sell their surplus horses;
. second, we know that the half and
i three-quarter blood horses raised on
I grass in Texas, tough and wiry, are
j every way suited for campaigning be
I youd tlx; reach of fodder stacks and
I corn cribs, and third, because it gives
ns some assurance that General Sheri?
dan is preparing for an onslaught
among the murderous fiends who
have so long preyed upon the exposed
ALABAMA. -At a meeting in Selma,
the following resolution was adopted:
Resolved, That we accept the situ?
ation, and call upon the proper au?
thorities to take proper steps to call
j a convention of the people of Ala
I bama, to take action under the mili
j tary bill, and this meeting adjourn to
j meet in tho city of Selina on tho 2d
j Monday of March, 18(>7, and becom
posed of the citizens of Dallas Couu
jY Letter from an Old 31 un or Ki?hly. '
The Now Orleans Picayune jjub- j
lisbes tho lotter below, and says it '
comos from ono of the Northernmost ?
States, and though not intended for
the public, is too full of -wisdom and
wise reflection to bc lost:
I take occasion to say I am well
pleased with tho paper, and wish it
was more generally circulated among
our Northern people, as most of
thom soom to bc as ignorant of South?
ern character as they uro of the in?
habitants of the moon. In the
Counties of-and-, where I
have lived for eighty years, I have
never known a man who regularly
took ii Southern newspaper. I pre?
sume they have a limited circulation
in our cities. Our Northern papers,
of the radical stamp, publish such
horrible stories of the barbarities
practiced in tho South formerly on
the slave, and Northern mon and wo?
men, and now on tho freedmen and
Union mon, and such stories of
cruelty by Confederate officers and
soldiers to Federal prisoners, till
thousands of our Northern people,
and probably millions, if so unfortu?
nate as to be dopped into the hfnrt
of the Southern States, would have
no idea of coming out ?dive.
Those people ure honest, intelli?
gent and, generally, well informed on
most subjects; and, it" once convinced
that the Southern people were hu?
mane and trustworthy, would be
ready and glad to do them justice,
and treat them with kindness.
I have no idea that the radical
members of Congress are all of them
thus ignorant; though 1 think many
of them would make a bettor figure
in almost any other place than in
Congress. My object in taking your
paper is not so much for myself, as to
disabuse others of their prejudices,
and help to promote kindly feelings
between ibo North and South. For
neither acts of Congress, nor Execu?
tive proclamations, nor decisions of
courts, will ever produce permanent
and happy union, such us should
exist between American citizens.
Of one thing 1 feed assured, that
unless tile people are aroused to a
souse ol' their danger, and a veto
pluccd upon the insane course of the
present Congress, the epitaph of this
boasted Republic may be written be?
fore theeudof the first hundred years
of the existence of the Constitution. I
am nn old man of eighty years, but
America is still my country. Tile
Marshalls, Carrolls, Lees, Jacksons,
Marions, Horrys, all were my coun?
trymen. The North and South have
had a dreadful quarrel -but we ure
brethren; there is much to forgive on
both sides, and the sooner accorded
I did not think of writing so much;
my anxiety for the welfare of my
country is my only apology. I have
few associates, excepting Radicals,
and am getting your paper into their
hands as last as possible. May thc
goo Lord save us!
A COLOKEU PltOFESSOU's REPOKT.
Thc New York Times, of the 12th,
gives us the following:
"Ono of the most intelligent writer:
and speakers among our educated co
lored residents-Prof. Howard Day
has recently returned from an ex
tended trip through the South, mad?
in his official capacity as Secretary o
the American and English Freed
men's Commission. From him w<
learn that the physical condition o
the former slaves is very bad, but it
the midst of their destitution, and ii
the face of a possible fate worse thai
death itself, they aro hopeful. Hi
entertains afirrn conviction, based oi
careful observations, that their poli
tical condition is fast improving, am
that the old time pr?judices agains
the class are disappearing. Mr. Da;
is particuhuly impressed by the pre
sence of the colored schools wbicl
are erected and in operation in man;
parts of the South ; and sees, in th
readiness willi which the white popu
lation enter into the new system,
most hopeful and promising sign
The establishment of a nation:
school at Washington, devoted OJ
elusively to the education of negroes
and the remarkable factof thefonm
iug of a colored school, by Rev. Di
Crosby, of Petersburg, Va., (former!
a bitter and uncompromising rebel
produced an impression upon him (
the most favorable kind.
"The opinion ol' Prof. Day is wort
having. He is a colored man, wit
? al! the murks of caste upon him, d<
voted to the interests oi bis race, pu
I judiced against their oppressors, ev<
J eager in his denunciation of tl
'wicked deeds' of the old master
and a fair exponent of Iiis people.
A Texas planter recently went (
to Washington and hired fifty fred
men. The Government paid all tl
expenses of their transportatio
This may be a useful hint to othe
in sections where labor is scarce.
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vertise a remedy, however aluable it may
bc. Queer reasoning this. It is like say?
ing that an article which thc world needs
should bo hid in a corner-that benefits
and blessings may b*1 loo widely diffused -
that thc means of protecting and restoring
health should bo a close monopoly, anc]
not accessible to all. Thc argument is
bad. It is worso than that-it is inhuman.
Suppose HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BIT
TEES an absolute specific for dyspepsia,
biliousness amt nervous debility-hail
never been known beyond thc repertoire o:
thc faculty, what would have been thc con
sequence? Instead of curing and invigo.
rating millions, thc good effects of tin
preparation would have boen confined to i
comparative few. There is thc highes
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excellent should be placed as a city on J
hill, where all men can take cognizance o
it. It is upon this principle that thc BIT
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th-ut any argument against it? If the pul
lie health has been protected if iiv<>o > ?v
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OE YOUTH AND EARLY MANHOOD.
Howard Association Essays, on the ph
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j age of man, with reports on now metho
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Jan 13 E. & G. D. HOP:
Great Combination Show !
From New Orleans, where it has been Re-organized and Refitted for its
Second Animal Tour Through the South, will Exhibit at
Coltun'toia, Mareil 2*7, 1867.
IN selecting and arranging their GREAT ATTRACTION for their COLOSSAL EX?
HIBITION, it has been the aim td' the management to present, for the patron ago
of tho public, an entertainment that shall combine all the elements of NOVELTY,
CURIOSITY and EXCELLENCE: and with a lavishing expenditure of time and money,
thev have organized and perfected tho GREAT SEXTIIiULE COMBINATION-com?
bining, under ono immense Pavilion, for ONE PRICE OF ABMISSION.
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Hi ^^l^^^p lilli T2
Mr. EDWIN CROUESTE, the Ol ?gina! Conversationalist, late of Lent's Circus, will
appear at each entertainment.
Mr. WM. DONALDSON, Celebrated Delineator of Xcgm Eccentricities and Ethio
The CELEBRATED BLISS FAMILY.
Mr. GEORGE BATCHELLER, the Great Vaulter and Leaper of the Age.
Mr. TOM WATSON, who bids fair to win thc title 1' Champion Rider of thc World.
ROR'T HUNTING, the Double Soincrsaulter and l ightning Leaper.
Mons. WILLIS COBB, ami his Wonderful Trained Dogs and (?oats.
W. LARUE, the Wild Horseman of thc Plains.
JOHN NAYLOR, the most affable of Ring-master and most'versatile abilities, that
i must in time win fame ami position.
I WM. MORGAN, Scenic Equestrian.
j Prof. THOMPSON, Master of the Stud and Trainer of Animals.
WM. SMITH, Master of the Stud.
Mr. BURKE, Mr. POWERS. Mr. SOMERS.
Mad. DBLOUIS, Mad. STANLEY, Mrs. D. WILLIAMS, Mr. IL JENNINGS.
And a host of Acrobats, Tumblers, Gymnasts. Emiines and Auxiliaries.
Among the many features of this Colossal Exhibition, will be the Grand Procession,
led by ECK 11 ART'S WORLD-RENOWNED METROPOLITAN OPERA BAND, drawn
; by a splendid team of Andalusian Horses, in the beautiful and elaborately decorated
Car of jEoIus, which will be followed by tho procession of Acting Bears, Sacred Bulls,
Performing Dogs, &c., Ac.
tar Admission 75 cents; Children under ten years of age 50 cents. Separate seats
I for Colored Persons, 50 cents.
?ff" Doors open at 2 and 7 o'clock; performance commences an hour after.
WILL EXHIBIT AT
I Orangeburg: Tuesday, March 26. Newberry, Thursday, March 28.
Winnsboro, Friday, March 29. Chester CH., Saturday; March 30.
I March 15 * t6