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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
COLUMBIA, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 3. 1867.
Tri-Weekly $5 a Year
VOLUME III-NO. 37
PUBLISHED DAILY AND TRI-WEEKLY.
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
Oflico on Main street, a few doors above
Taylor (or Camdon) street.
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.ates rchen advertisements are inserted by
he month or year.
W. C. Mooro, Abbeville.
J. R. Allen, Chester.
Julius Poppo, Anderson C. IT.
S. P. Kinard, Newberry C. H.
\V. T. SimB, Union.
J. M. Allen, Greenville.
Lefter from Ex-Governor Perry.
To the Editors of thc Columbia Phoenix:
The people of South Carolina were
persuaded, six or seven years ago,
hat their ouly hopo of maintaining
lfrican slavery was in tho destruction
Df thc American Union and tho form?
ation of a Southern Confederacy. I
.lid not think so, and raised my warn?
ing voice against this fatal delusion.
I said to them that slavery was safer
iu tho Union than it could be in a
separate confederacy. I told them
that tho extinction of tho Union
would be the death-knell of slavery.
They spurned my counsel, and madly
rushed into a bloody civil war, which
ended in tho abolition of slavery.
Now they aro being persuaded,
again, that the only way to save their
lauds from the confiscation of Con?
gress, is in adopting tho provisions of
the military bill, giving universal
suffrage to tho negro, and disfran?
chising their leading public men. lt
is with a sad heart that I see" indica?
tions, all over tho State, of a prepa?
ration to adopt this second delusion,
which will prove more fatal to tho
State than tho first has been. It is
true, they lost, by tho first, their
property in slaves, and involved their
country in a long and bloody war,
which desolated the State and sacri?
ficed thousands of their most gallant
sons; it is true, also, that they were
conquered, and have been placed
under a military government. But
now they aro going to sacrifice their
honor as a peoplo and lose their
lands into tho bargain! They are
going to enfranchiso 00,000 black
votes, and surrender tho political
power of the Stato into the bauds of
e negroes! Tho inevitable result
this delusion and criminal folly
will be the establishment of tho most
^atrocious government and horrible
state of society that a civilized peo?
ple were ever subjected to.
Already tho negro watch-cry in
Virginia and elsewhere is, ''Lauds
for tho landless!" "Homes for tho
i houseless!" "Political equality to all
men, regardless of casto or color!"
What avail will 40,000 white votes
have in South Carolina, with this
jr?tch-cry ringing at tho polls? It is
J^ninst nature and reason to suppose
fthat an ignorant and debased majori?
ty will not pursuo their own interest,
regardless of right, aud carry out
their wicked purposes, whatever thoy
may be. It is possible to restrain
thom at first, before they acquire
concert of action. Hence the im?
portance of defeating tho call of a
convention at the first election, be?
fore this majority is organized und
emboldened by agitation and evil
counsels. It cannot be controlled
afterwards, but will make South Ca?
rolina a political and social pandemo?
nium. Is there au instance in the
world's history of a class of men,
invested with political power, who
did not ttiiito to promote their owu
Just as sure as general sn fl rn go is
given to tho negro, in South Caroli?
na, he will foci his numerical strength,
and sooner or later, under tho vile
!ead of Black Kopublicau emissaries,
seizo the political power of the State,
and exercise it to oppress and plun?
der tho white race. Thoro aro thou?
sands of unprincipled white men
amongst us.'who will unito their des?
tiny with tho negro for tho sake of
spoils and plunder. They will easily
be persuaded, and persuado them?
selves, that it is right and proper
that the lands of tho Stute should be
divided out equally amongst all of
her citizens, livery ono should havo
a home-tho poor freedman as well
as his former rich master. Having
tho power in their hands, with this
belief, it is folly and stupidity to sup?
pose they will not execute it. They
must servo on juries and hold oflico,
ride with you and your wives and
daughters in tho cars, nnd eui with
you at tho hotel, and sit with you in
the chnrch. All this, nnd ten times
moro, you must endure from your
black political masters. And can it
be that tho prido of Caroliua has
sunk so low, and been BO degraded,
as to voto for nil this voluntarily, for
the purpose of getting bock into that
Union which her citizens professed
to hate and despiso so cordially a
few yenrs since? Aro they willing to
go to tho polls nnd cast their vote
for n convention, with this destiny
staring them in thc face, in order to
save their lauds from confiscation?
No. They will bo voting tho ultimate
confiscation of their lands nnd their
political rights as surely ns they aro
voting away their honor as men nnd
There nro in tho Stato only ton
Districts out of tho thirty in which
tho whito voters aro in tho majority,
nnd theso Districts aro tho smallest
consequently two-thirds and more of
tho convention moy bo negroes or
Black Republicans. The Legislating
will be similarly composed. Do tho
people of South Carolina renlly think
of theso consequences, or nro they
prepared to accept them? Better n
thousand times lot Congress confis?
cate your lands, than entail such a
Government and such degradation
and misery on yourselves and poster?
ity. Do your duty, and leave the
consequences to God. Act like mon
and Carolinians. Declaro, by voting
against a convention, that 3*011 will
never voluntarily yield tho right of
self-government, or pince yourselves
under the control of your former
slaves. Better-far better-to remain
as you are, under the military ride of
your conquerors, and await their- re?
turning sense of justice. I feel as?
sured that nothing but a mistaken
appeal to bnso fear, and that das?
tardly virtue, called prudence, could
have wrought so wonderful a change
in tho public sentiment of South Ca?
rolina. And it is melancholy to see
tho people-a proud, gallant people
scared into their own ruin and degra?
dation by the falso cry of confisca?
tion, like thq consumptive lunatic,
who had such a -terror of death thal
ho butted his brains out against the
walls of his cells to avoid it. In ordei
to save our lands from Congressional
confiscation, wo aro persuaded tr
let' tho negroes parcel them oui
Let no one chnrge me with disloy?
alty to the American Union, or iufcj
from what I have said, that I am uol
ia favor of reconstructing the Unioi
of tho States. My wholo pol?tica
lifo has been spent iu fighting fo:
tho Union, and trying to ward ol
that fell spirit of disunion which ha
brought all theso unnumbered woe
upon South Carolina. I wish to sc
tho Union restored nuder thc Consti
tutiou. I know tho American peopl
never can bo free and happy, gren
and prosperous, without tho Feders
Union; but I will never degrade mj
self, or my State, or surrender m;
constitutional rights or Rep?blica
principles, to got back into thoUnior
I will live under a military goverr
mcnt, no matter how absolute am
despotic it maj- bo, and bequeath i
to my children, sooner than vote
negro .government for South Care
lina, which every man will do wh
votes for a convention.
>It is a source of proud satisfactio
to\ie to see such Union men as G(
verlor Sharkey, of Mississippi, Gc
ventor Jenkins, of Georgia, Go'
Worth, of North Carolina, nnd Go^
Mar?n, of Flcrida, who never cease
their apposition to tho spirit of di
unionmill tho Union ceased to exis
st?ndig firmly, nnd breasting tl
stormlf tyranny, oppression and d
gradaron which has been hurled 1
them, whilst leading secessionists ar
disuniniists are counselling tho pei
plo tofheir own degradation and d
structfm, for tho purpose of gettir
buck Ii to the Union; and, in ord
to .accomplish their purposes, holdii
up tcfthcir view the "raw lfend ai
blooA bones" of confiscation. Su<
co^Kel comes with a bad grace fro
J0BW>V who boasted, at tho beginuii
of our civil or sectional war, th
they had drawn their swords ni
thrown away tho scabbards, dett
mined to die or livo separate frc
tho vile, accursed Yankee nation.
Let no one charge me, either, wi
unkindness to tho African race,
havo always been their friend a:
protector, and, as they show thei
selves cnpublo of exorcising the rig
of suffrage, by their intelligence n
property, I am willing to concedo t
right to them. Dat I nm not willi"
in their present debased and degrad
condition, to throw tho politi
power of tho State into their ham
I know the result will bo disastro
both lo them nnd tho whito raco.
will end in a bloody contest of ext
i mination to one raco or tho otli
In very few of tho Northern Stat
aro tho negroes allowed to vc
where they have only a few, and tl
j far superior to thoso in tho Sout^hi
States. It is monstrous, that the
representatives of those States, in
Congress, should attempt to force us
to yield the right of universal suf?
frage to the negro, when they refuse
it to him themselves.
There is no danger of confiscation
by Congress. Tho members of that
body may not be superior to thc
negro in honest}', but they have not
the snme motivo to voto a division
of the lands. They will get none of
them. A man is not so likely to rob
or steal for another os for himself.
But is it not better to bo robbed and
plundered by Congress than by a
convention of South Carolina? As
wicked ns Congress is, the members
may have somo regard for tho opinion
of tho world. They may, too, havo
somo apprehension of agrarianism at
I greatly fear there aro many whito
persons in South Carolina who will
vote for n convention, under tho hope
of its repudiating tho indebtedness of
tho State. This class may iuflueuco
tho negro volo to unito with them,
and thou, in return, they can unite
with tho negro in parcelling out tho
lands of tho State. Ouo step leads
to another. Stay laws first-repudia?
tion next;and then follows a division
of lands aud an equal apportionment
of property amongst all persons.
And last of nil, tho honest, hard?
working, industrious aud prudent
class must support tho idle, dissi?
pated, extravagant aud roguish class.
Who cares to bo rcprcsentod in
Congress by nogro.es, Black Republi?
cans or perjured Southerners? All
others aro excluded by "tho iron-clad
oath." Aud this is tho great boon
South Carolina is to receive for her
voluntary abaudounient of hofior,
and principle, and constitutional
liberty! We arc to be represented in
Congress by men whom we despise,
and who will only ineroaso tho Black
Republican majority in that body;
whilst at homo wo shall have a Legis?
latura composed of negroes and their
Congress has left it discretionary
with the people of South Carolina
whether to call a convention or not.
They havo ordered a registration of
voters and an. election, and author?
ized every ono to endorse on his
ticket "Convention" or "No Conven?
tion." Therefore, let every man who
ia not disfranchised, as ho values his
life, and honor, and proporty, and
the peace of society, go forward and
register his name, and then vote at
the election, endorsing on his ticket
"No Convention." In this way
alono can wo maintain our honor,
preserve tho peaco of society, prevent
black suffrage and a division of lands
amongst the negroes.
B. F. PERRY.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
Coi.uuniA, April 2G, 1867.
AN ELECTION will be held by tho City
Council, ou TUESDAY EVENING, tho
7tb of May proximo, for CHIEF OF PO
LICE. Applicants for tho position will
ftlo their applications, naming their sure?
ties, at this oflico, on or before that date.
By order of tho City Council.
April 28 J. 8. MCMAHON, City Clerk.
$25. Bartlett Sewing Machine. $25.
WANTED, Agents; $150 per month and
all expenses paid, to sell the genuine
BARTLETT SEWING MACHINE. This
machino will do all thc work that can bc
done on any high-priced machine, and is
fully patented, licensed and warranted for
five years. Wo pay tho above wages, or a
commission, from which twice that amount
can bo made For circulars and terms,
address H. HALL A CO.,
721 Chestnut st., Philadelphia, Pa.
April 12_JW _
5BOXES ITALIAN MACCARONI.
CaskH English Pickles, White Onions.
Piccolili, Chow-Chow, Gherkins.
Domestic Pickles, Flavoring Extracts.
Real Worcestershire Sance, Caper's.
Canned Poaches, Peas, Tomatoes.
Puro Cream Tartar, in foil.
Puro Salad Oil, linc; Castile Soap.
Colman's and B. B. Mustard.
Received to-day and for salo bv
March 26 0. H. BALDWIN & CO.
IPERSONS indebted to tho estate of the
. lato G. R. STARLING, will mako pay?
ment of tho samo to tho subscriber; per?
sons having demands against tho estate,
will hand them in as soon as possible, pro?
perly attested. JAMES G. GIBBES,
April 10 -fimo Administrator.
ALL COMMUNICATIONS intended for
Brother B. RUSH CAMPBELL, (tho
Grand Lecturer of tho Grand Lodge,)
should bo directed to the caro of W. T.
Walter, Columbia, S. C., until otherwise
ordorod. April 23
Printing Material For Sale.
AN assortment of TYPE and MATERI?
AL, sufficient to publish a largo sized
paper, ia offered for salo at a very reason?
able price. Tho TYPE is as good as now.
For further particulars, apply at thia
Bacon Sides, Shoulders and Strips.
FIFTEEN THOUSAND lbs. PRIME
SIDES and SHOULDERS.
2,000 lbs. Bacon Strips. For salo low by
March 20 E. A G. D. HOPE.
THE favo-rabio acccptaute that bas at
loud?d thc opening of our Gallery encou?
rages us to make still further arrange?
ments, to work off our orders with
neatness and despatch. We have a great
many specimens ot Foreign and nome
Photographs, that wo take pleasure in
showing visitors to our Gallery.
May 2 DURR & LEE.
PANKKIJf'S HEPATIC Bil - JEttS aro
rapidly gaining in public esteem. They
aro decidedly tho most excellent Vegetable
Tonic yet discovered for tho cure of gene?
ral debility and disorders of tho stomach
or liver. Those who havo used them pro?
nounce them to bo all that is claimed for
them. For salo by all druggists.
April 12 fly Du. C. TL MIOT, Agent.
MR. W. MILLER says:
PiTTsnuno, Soptembor 4,18CG.
Messrs. Hosteller A Smith, Pittsburg, Pei.
GESTS: I think I am only doing tho part
of a good citizon when I testify to the
great benefits received by mc from tho uso
of your STOMACH BITTERS during the
last five years. Sojourning for a timo in
tho oil regions, in 1861,1 had a severo
bilious attack, which, in connection with
dyspepsia, loft mo in a very weak condi?
tion. I waa advised to try your Bitters,
and, having procured a bottle, found that
they worked like a charm upon nie, eight
pounds having been added to my weight
in tho spaco of ono week, and new lifo
seemed to havo been infused into my sys?
tem-so much so, that I hayo becu in?
duced to usc them every Bummer B?UCO
that time. As a tonic, I think they are
This summer, having had a similar
attack, (and as before, much reduced,)
although under tho treatment of an A Ko.
1 physician, I was again obliged to have
recourse to tho old Bitters, and with tho
same good result, having gained six
pounds within a few days. I purchased a
half dozen bottles a few weeks since, and
purpose to uso '.hera regularly as a tonic.
Wishing you every success, I remain
yours,, gratefully, WILLIAM MILLER.
April 24 ' +6
HUMAN EYES made to order and inserted
by Dra. P. BAP CH and P. GODGELMANN,
(formerly employed by Boissonneau, Paris,)
No. 399 Broadway, Now York. Oct 17 ly
BATCHELOR'S HAIR DYE.-This
splendid Hair Dye: ia the heat in tho world.
Tho only true and perfect Dye-harmless,
reliable, instantaneous. No disappoint?
ment. No ridiculous tints. Natural black
or brown. Remedies the ill effects of bad
dyes. Invigorates tho hair, leaving it soft
and beautiful. Tho genuino is signed Wit
limn A. Batchelor. All others aro mero
imitations, and should bo avoided. Sold
by all druggists and perfumers. Factory
81 Barclay street, Now York. KS" Beware
of a counterfeit. Deo ll ly
-I f\ PIECES SUMMER CASSIMERES,
AAJ at 37Ac. per vard.
10 pieces "LINEN DUCK, at 37Ae. per yd.
1 doz. Black Silk Basques.
1 " " Baron Shawls.
1 " . Colored Baron Shawls. For sale
cheat). ALFRED TOLLF.SON.
April lit _
Agricultural and Horticultural Im?
At the Sign of the Golden Pad-Tx>ck.
ALARGE SUPPLY of tho above, con?
sisting in part of PLOWS, HARROWS,
FAN MILLS, GRAIN CRADLES, Scythes,
Straw Cutters, Corn Siedlers.
Pruning Saws and Knives, Ladies' Gar?
den Toola, in setts and pairs; Transplant?
ing Trowels and Forks, Spades, Spading
Forks, Rakes, IMos, Lines, Ac. lu store
and for sale LOW for CASH by
April 5 JOHN C. DIAL.
EXTRA SUGAR-CUR-D HAMS.
Sugar-cured Breakfast Strips.
Sides, Shoulders, & ., at lowest market
prices. For sale by
April U " GEO. SYMMERS.
Ale! Ale! !
j)A RRLS. best quality PALE ALE,
? V/ each containing ten dozen pints, at
$??.2.") per dozen, by the barrel, or ?'2.50 por
dozen in less quantities. For salo bv
April 21 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
WANTED, KM) bushels POTATO
SLIPS. The highest market price
will be j.aid. E. A G. L. HOPE.
FLOUR! FLOUR! !
OKBBL8, "PRIDE OF THE SOUTH;"
j?JtJ M', extra article for bakers. Low for
cash. JOHN C. SEEGERS A CO.
BUTTER AND CHEESE,
pf f\ BOXES CUTTING CHEESE.
OKJ 10 kegs Goshen and State BUTTER.
For salo LOW by tho package
March 7_E. A G. D. HOPE.
Family Flour, &c.
TWENTY bbls. FAMILY FLOUR, unox
eelled in quality.
25 bbls. good BROWN SUGAR, at 12?c.
Eer pound. Received to-day and for salo
y C. H. BALDWIN A CO.
"Live and Let Live!"
Pow nr. PUESS
HAVING been thoroughly fitted tip aud |
supplied wfth CARDS, PAPER, BRONZE,
COLORED INK, CUTS and TYPE iu groat
variety, tho proprietor is prepared to exe?
cute, at short notice, in good stylo, and at
reasonable prices, every variety of
From a Visiting Card to a Three-Sheet |
Poster, or a Pamphlet to a largc-eizcd Vo?
Call and Examine Samples
Of tho following:
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Visiting L'ards, Dray Tickets,
Wedd?ng O&ds, Receipts, f
BilAleadsf* * " Libels, ,
Circula!.'?, . . rAlnnks *A'c
JULIAN A. SELBY, Prop'r
Phoenix and Gleaner Triuting Office,
West sido Main Street, ahovo Taylor,
April 6 Colombia, S. C.
THREE THOU8AND pounds GOOD
COUNTRY FLOUR, in Hacks, for salo
by FISHER & LOWRANCE.
I _May 2_
20 Per Cent Belong Cost,
THE remainder of our stock of DRY
GOODS, consisting of Brilliantes,
I Jaconctts, Mouslins, Bcrcgcs, Cambrics,,
i Table DoyliCB, Napkins, Ac, Ac.
I Also, our entire stock of ROOTS AND*
? SHOES, at 10 per cent, below cost. Call
soon and get a tit.
April 20_FISHER A LOWRANCE.
SODA, Cream, Sugar, Tea and Butter
Ginger Cakes and Snaps, and Novelty
Cakes. FISHER A LOWRANCE.
ONE HAND CAN DO THE WORK 037
Those who usc them do not call thon
Made, in Richmond, Ya. Price EIGHTY
CORN PLANTERS *20.
April 7 FISHER & LOWRANCE.
PTJRTT ? TVE
AT WHOLESALE or RETATL. Bv
April 2 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
NAILS, POT WARE.
Tiii'd and Jap'd HOLLOWWARE?
Carpenters' and Black-m's TOOLS'
AXES, S. W. Collins' and other
PAINTS, OLLS and GLASS.
Let) store and for sale LOW by
FISHER & LOWRANCE.
AmTYi unitiori I
ANEW and complete assortment just
An elegant assortment of FISHING
TACKLE-Rods, Reels, Bobs, Hooks,
Lines, Ac. At LOW PRICES.
P. W. KRAFT,
Washington street, opposite old Jail.
N. B.-Manufacturing and repairing
substantially and noatlv executed.
May 20_, ly
Tm ? -, - vrite
tm* ***.? >.>-. -jt
1?U hi? Excellency J A M KS L. OHE, Go?
vernor of South Carolina.
WHEREAS information has been com?
municated to this Department that
an atrocious murder was committed on
Gilbert Bradlov, a freedman, bv one JOHN
BUTLER, alia.: J. MCDONALD, on tho
15th inst., in tho District of Marion, and
the said Butler being at large:
Now, know ye, that I, the said JAMES
L. ORR, Governor ami Commander-in
Chief in and over tho State aforesaid, do
hereby offer a reward of TWO HUNDRED
DOLLARS for thc arrest and safe delivery
of said Butler, alias McDonald, in any jad
in this State, HO that ho may be brought to
punishment for the said murder.
Butler is of medium size, rather good
has two lingers nearest the thumb
utnd, and has marks with India.
) or both his arms, representing
o* Unsted StatcMllag, ni lfetU.
franedjk) Do;~4rV.fTt' Landina, on
Deo Krvc'r, and is supposed io bc
Iiis way either to Georgetown, 8.
C., or to Wilmington, N. C. ,
Given midojuuy hitad and the- great tfeai
[L.S.1 OT thVBtate, this29th da?of April,.
A. D. 1807. JAMES L. ORR.
May l . 2
.Paints", Oite^Glass, Varnishes, &c.
SIX THOUSAND lbs. WHITE LEAD, in .
A cofhploto assortment of Colored Paints, *
dry and ni oil.
300 boxes Window Glass, assorted sizes.
Linseed, Tannera', Koroscno and Ma?
Furniture, Coach ?nd Japan Varnishes.
? A comploto variety of Paint, Varnish..
Graining, Whito-wash, Dusting and Serab- .
bing Brushes. In store, and for salo at
lowest pricos by JOHN C. DIAL.