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Wednesday Morning, July 31, 1867.
What must We Do?-A Suggestion.
"The tJni?u Republican Conven?
tion of South Carolina" has met and
adjourned; and with every desire to
do justice to its deliberations, and to
keep the readers of the" Phoenix in?
formed of political movements in the
State, we havo endeavored, from day^
to day, to give a truo and faithful re?
port of its proceedings. Upon u
careful review of these proceedings,
and of thu platform adopted by this
body, we havo no hesitation in saying
that they do not embody the politi?
cal sentiments or opinions of our
people, either white or black; nor do
they tend in any degreo .to aid or fa?
cilitate the great objeot in view, viz :
the reconstruction of tho Union. The
whole movement must bo regarded as
.a failure, not having tho sympathy of
the majority of either class of voters
in'-the State.- If it was claimed as an.
assemblage purporting to ropresont
the'people of South Carolina, it Was"a
huge burlesque, and, in 6oyi?g 'this,
we claim to have the endorsement of
the most intelligent of tho people . of
this Stat?, of both races. - . ... .
The platform adopted, in its gene?
ralities and in its specious ^>ro
grammo br form of words, we do not
intend to criticise. . That it is ultra
radical and agrarian in one of its sec?
tions, is undeniable. Wo refer to tho
. fourth section. It embodies all the
prinoiples of agrarianism, however
carefully it was attempted to concenl
them, for it aims at nothing less
than tho compelling of owners of
property "to deliver," in the sense of
highway robbers. To say that this
is the sentiment of the people of
South Carolina, is a perfect absurdity.
To reduce to oho year the term of
officials in the State-some elected
for four years, somo for two--is no?
thing short of the old red republican?
ism of France. Annual elections for
Governor, "Council," and other
elective officials, would certainly bo
an innovation which our people,
bowed down and afflicted as they
'aro, would not consout to. In past
days, the nuisance of State and Dis?
trict elections, occurring once in four
years, was an infliction oh the com?
munity. How much more so would
it be now when tho voting population
has been so largely increased?
We always endeaf or to avoid per?
sonalities in these*columns; but the
late convention being, or claiming to
be, a representative body,'wo are jus?
tified, at tho present juncturo, in
noting the materiel of which it was
composed. Wc do not wish it to go
abroad that this was a convention of
tho people of South Carolina, or that
tho platform adopted represented, in
any degreo whatever, their opinions;
and therefore it is, that we attempt to
analyze its composition, very briefly.
Of course, there were a few gentle?
men iu the convention, against whom
nothing can l>e said, for we believe
their purposes were honest; but as tc
several of the white members, we be?
lieve that thcy*bad no feeling or sym?
pathy for the interest of the race they
pretended f o sympathize with, furt??ci
than their own advancement or ag?
grandizement. All of them, with five
exceptions, wero office-holders. Mr.
Duncan resigned his position, anti
Mr. Herbort retired before tho ad?
journment of the convention.
The subjoined classification of the
.members of the Convention, which
po take from the Charleston Mercury,
we believe to bo nearly accurate:
Beaufort-Ii. II. Cleaves, Northern
negro; W. J. Whipper, Northern ne?
gro; IC. G. Dudley. Northern white
man and Government employee; V/.
H. Langley, Xor!bern negro.
Barnwell- C. P. Leslie, Northern
white man and Government em
ploy oe; Charles Fisher, Smart Folk,
Fred. Nix, Wm. Allen, E. P. Stoney.
Charleston-J. M. P. Epping, na
' t uralized citizen and Government em?
ployee; G. Pillsbury, Northern whito
man audy Government efaxpUyee; E.
W. II. Mackey, Southern white man
and Go*ernmont \ employe?j C. C.
Bowen, Northern white man? W. J*
McKinley, James D. Price, R. O.
DeLarge, Peter Mille* P. "Wall.
Darlington-Isaac Brockington, E.
J. Snellier, B. P.-Whittemore, North?
ern white man and Government em?
ployee; Alfred Bush, John A. Barnes.
Kershaw-J. R. 'Gillson,' Northern
white, and Government employee...
Marion-H. E. Hayne, Edward In?
man, B. A. .Thompson.
Orangeburg-J. K. Snsportas, a
Northern negro, and Government em?
ployee; B. P. Randolph, a Northern
negro4, Ed. Cain, a Northern negro.
Lexington-Jas. Bawl,- 8. Cori ey,
Sumter-Jos. White, Jas. Smythe,
W. E. Johnson, J. G. Burrows.
Chester-M. Blackwell, J. Hum?
phreys, D. Walker, E. Barton.
Richland-T. J. Robertson, South?
ern white man; C. H. TBaldwiri, a*
Northern white man; C. M. Wilder,'
Wm. Myers, G. B. Thompson.
Anderson-Sam'l Johnson, Henry
Kenneday. ' . ?
York-John W. Meade.
Greenville-W. A. Bishop, South?
ern white man; Wilson Cook,' James'
M. Allen, Northern White tuan.
Fairfleld^-W. W. Mflgfttj Qr#rtUfP
ern white man; C. L.^Pjftfo, South1
ern whito man; Sandiford, Samuel
Abbeville-H. J. Lomax, Henry
Newberry?-B. Odell Dtincau, a
"Southern jvhito man; Jos. B?ston,
James Anderson, Simon Yourig, Mat?
Clarendon-Elias E. Dickson, Wm.
All who are not specified are South?
Let our roaders sum up this list,
and let thom say if the people of
South Carolina were represented in
. But we come, now, to our sugges?
tion; fer howevor opposed we may be
to the formation of parties in* this
State, yet this convention has taught,
or ought to teach, tho people an in>
pressive lesson, They must act, or
let all their rights and liberties go by
default. The time for registration, at
furthest, is nolj sixty days off, and
uuless we have wilfully blindfolded
our eyes, the destinies ru tho State
of South Carolina will be handofl ovor
to men hnving'no part or lot among
her people-unscrupulous partizans,
or their moro honest dupes.
The position of this journal is well
known-that which it has aimed at,
and what it is now anxious to accom?
plish is, the rastoration of tho State
to tho Union, in the speediest way,
and in compliance with the recon?
struction Acts of Congress. This re?
quires no "platform"-no discussion
of agrarian doctrines-no discrimina?
tion of race or color. Thorofore, we
suggest that the conservative leading
men of South Carolina-men who
know her present needs-men who
are identified with her dearest inte?
rests-men whoso ancestral home?
steads causo them to cleave to her
soil-to call a State Convention of
tho true representatives of the people
of South Carolina, both whito and
colored, that the interests of tho Stato
may not be sacrificed to apathy and
indifference? Let the delegates to this
convention be elected by the people,
black and whito, in every District and
Parish in the State, ancl, in tili? way,
we will have a convention of the peo?
ple. As to names, it matters little;
all good men will unite in this con?
servative movement, to sot tho State
right before the country in her efforts
for reconstruction and restoration.
Mr. Perry's loftier.
We publish, this morning, -nother
letter from ex-Go verb or Perry, nis
lettors heretofore published in tho
PJiwnix have drawn the special at?
tention of thc press of both North
! and South.. Wo command this docu
; ment to our rendors, resowing our
! comments to auoth;r day.
.;_ i -
The death of Judge Woyno leaves
the Southern Stajtei?Without ' 5 single
Judge on thu Surrenie bench. Tho
Supreme Coura is tb h^jfeuoed to
seven Judge*, by Act Of Congress.
At present, New England has one
Jadge, .tho Middle States two, tho
Western plates-four and the Pacific
States one. Tho compkint^uWfrto
be that the South had more than i?s
equitable share of th? indera! o file cs.
There docs not seem to be much
ground for such a complaint now..
--J.-? ":i* y?;
Poon T?Jf^BSSEE.^-A special de?
spatch to Ih6 Nashville 'xBartner says
that a-collision occurred in Knoxville
Friday night, Vesulting in bounding
of two negrpes; I Frank Blair was
addressing'tho Conservatives, and
the meeting* wa? frequently inter?
rupted by negroes,'who cheered for'
Brownlow. Towards the cl?s?iof bis
speech a fight commenced,'in which
eight or ten shots were fired, result?
ing As stated':1 On leaving the co?
lored ohnrohr, -200 negroes formed in
processiotii'abd were proceeding to
the soene of disturbance, when tuey
were niel by'an agent of the Freed?
men's Bureau and the police, w-ho
prevailed upon t hem to desist, flius
preve?tiug a bloody riot.
i ' Wrn'AS. Hastie, Esq., lins been ap?
pointed Sheriff of Charleston, by
Gon. Sickles, . vioe John E.'Carew,
Esq., whose term bad expired.
Tho friends and acquaintances of Mrs.
Blankenstein, Mr. C. D. Eberhardt and
Mr. F. Gerig'are invited to attend tho in?
terment c-f thercmains of JACOB BLANK?
ENSTEIN, at the Lutheran Grava-Yard,
THIS FORENOON, Wednesday, JiUy 31,
at lt) o'cl?ik. .
J.-._._ 1 ". . - 1 _i
To Remove. '
On or about thc 10th of September next,
we propose to move our business stand,
and occupy tho "LARGE CENTRE
STORE," in Walker ? Building, Maia street,
situated on tho square opposite the Court
House. Until that time, wo will bo fourni
at thu cid stand, still offering our great
bargains io Dry Goods.
Joly 31 1 R. C^SHIVER.'
TH08. E. GREGG & CO., Y
STOCKS, Bondi, Gold and Exchange
bought and sold. Oftico at GREGG <fc
CO.'S._. July 31
State South Carolina-Richland Dist. !
J?i/ Jacob Hell, Ordinary of sahl District. I
WHEREAS Lewis H. Trevot hath ap?
plied to mc for letters of administra?
tion on all and singular thc goods, chattels
and credits of Natali Beraghi, lato of thc
District aforesaid, decca sed:
Thoso ?are, therefore, to cito and admo?
nish all and singular tho kindred and
creditors of the said deceased to be ?nd
appear before mo, at our next Ordinary's
Court for tho said District, to be boldon at
I Columbia on Friday, tho sixteenth day of
! August next, at ten 'o'clock a. m., to show
cause, if ?nv, why tho said administration !
should not he granted.
Given under my hand and seal of the Court,
this thirtieth day of July, in tho
year of our Lord ono thousand oijrht
hundred and sixty-seven, ami in tho nine?
ty-second voar of American independ?
ence. JACOB BELL,
July 31 w2 Ordinary Richland Dist.
Bacon and Corn.
20.0IH) pounds Clear Ribbed Sides.
20,000 " Ribbed "
10,000 " Shoulders.
3'JO sacks Liverpool Salt.
.2,000 bushels White Corn.
20 bbl?. New Orleans Molasses.
2o " 'Muscovado Molasses,
20 " West India'Molasses.
20 bales Gunoy Cloth.
20 coils half-inch Manilla Rope.
20 '? " Hemp
1,000 pounds Hemlock Sole Leather.
r>00 " Upper Leather.
For salo bv COPELAND .'c DEARDEN.
Joly 30 Imo
ARESPECTABLE WHITE PERSON,
to ansirtt in general liousc-keoping lh
a small family. Any one, with good re?
commendation, will find a desirable situa?
tion, by applying at this ofhoo, or at tho
South-west corner of Richland and Pick?ns
Streets. July 28
TOBACCO ! TOBACCO ! !
BOXES euora: TOBACCO, just
received on consignment, and for
sale low by .7. A- T. R. AGNEW.
WHEAT AND FLOUR.
IWILL pay thu HIGH ESI' MARKET
PRICE for WHEAT and FLOUR. Will
furnish bngs when desired.
Juno ALFRED TOLLESON.
Tobacco, Tobacco. '
riiWENTY boxes FINE TOBACCO, for
X sale CHEAP.
Juno 15 ALFRED TOLLESON.
Irish Potatoes Z
CHOICE NEW POTATOES, for" sale af
greatly reduced priers bv *
June 2? " J. ? T. !!. AGNEW.
Br/8?t OF OBN. Lok,-We under-.
atJbdpLhat ?fies \Vinio Beam, fihtf-,
accomplished sculptress,, proposes
visiflfig Lexington 3n Sepioniber, to
take a plaster bast of Gen,;^. E. Xee,
v.-ni ch she. will oarry with'ber, to
Rom?\ with tbe'view of gmtf^'it tli? '
more lasting and enduring form of
Tho Connecticut Legislature, iu
the lower branch, has passed tho
mSgTo suffrage amendment to 'the
constitution of the Stato by a vote of
10(J to 80.
' The seventeen year locust lins duly
made his , appearance; -in Virginia,
and,is doing considerable damage,
mainly to tim forests. rt Fl
The money valu? or" the crops this
year, as estimated'by a V/ritcr in the
New York times, w*ill be $400,000,-?'
000 greater than lost year.
Tho Union Pacific .Railroad is now
completed 403 miles West of Omaha.
Brazil is. to arm 20,000 negroes to
fight the Paraguayans,
- 1 ?-- ? - ? -!-I-r??
ABUILDING imitable ftjr.',a , SC1M?1
rooni. For flirt lier particulars,, applv
ti? WALTE ll C. FISHER, at Fislf?F i
Holnjtsh*._ July'riffS* ?
PINE APPLE CHEESE.
Q'ri CHOICE PINE APPLE CHEESE,
OU jUat received and fur sale by
RELIABLE INSURANCE ! !
HE. NICHOLS A CO. represent,
. among uthers, ihe following, highly
QUEEN, ot Liverpool and London;.,as
scts itO.OOO.lrfW). in poid. 11
UNDERWRITER'S AGENCY, NewVork;
uHseUttpyer *3,01H).000. . '
INTERNATIONAL, Now York; assets
HOME, of New Haven: assets over
SOUTHERN MUTUAL. Athens, Ga_
paye yearly dividends to ail whoiusnro /or
*TNA LIFE INSURANCE CO., Hart?
ford, Ooma_capital over i6,0O0.000, and
r a pally .increasing.
Prompt settlements of all losses-charac?
terize our Compauies. Already, bluey the
war,'-We have paid for louses/ at this
Agency, over $30,000.
Office over Agnew's, corner Main and
Plain Streets. Jnly 2* 12
THE CHEAPEST LIGHT in the world;
if you get tho best. Just received, an?
other freeh lot. which is offered at lower
price by tho barrel, gallon, quart aud pint,
at FISHER A HEINITSH'S
July 24 Drug Stare._
ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS ! ' .
THE ?COD POTASH.
ANEW POTASH, or CONCENTRATED
LYE;, will make bettor Boap,<withle$?<
trouble, than any other potash ont. It is
much cheaper, and .a ready soap-maker.
Try ifc Try lt. Now things must bo tried.
This Potash is gonuiuo, and is warranted
to make Soap. Dav it at the right place,
aud you wont bo deceived. The Grand
Potash is fm* sale only by
FISHER & HEtNITSH, Druggists.
FLOUR! FLOUR! !
EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR, ground from
the best new wheat in Fairlie,ld Dis?
trict. For sale low.
July 12 JOHN C. SEEQERS & CO.
NO. 1 MACKEREL.
AFRESH SUPPLY.just received at
July 19 J". C. SEEGEltSA CO.'S.
A LARGE stock of STRAW and FELT
J tum 18 ALFRED TOLLESON.
AT J. C. SEEGERS & CO.'S.
2BBLS. CIDER VINEGAR.
1 bbl. White Wine
20 sucks RIO COFFEE.
5 bois. Farina CRACKERS.
5 " Soda "
5 " Rutter "
2 " Sugar SNAPS.
2 *' Ginger SNAPS. For salo low bv
Julv 18 E. & G. D. HOPE."
LOUISA, OF PRUSSIA-by Miss M Uhl?
Renell and Uar, its wit, humor, iso.-by
Bigelow- wiUi plates.
College Life; by Rev. Dr. Stephen Olin.
Thackeray's En ;!' ih Humorists, and the
Reigns of" tim Four Georges.
Liber Librorum- its Structure, Pur?
Seabrook's Travels in Germany and
Mr. Wynvan's Ward; by the author of
Sylvan Holt's Daughter.
Raymoud's Heroine -a capital novel,
says the Loudon Times.
Diavola, or Nobody's Daughter; by Miss
Also, new supplies of all Miss Muhl
bach'e Historical Koaiancos. For sale at
J. J. MoCART lilt'S Bookstore,
Julv 19 R. L. BRYAN.
mEN Doz. FANS, at half former prices;
JL from 5 cinta to ?r?. Call and get s
pretty fan. ILFRLT* TOLLESON.
We hate been requested by tb?? *
Engineer o'f'^the Wnte? Works to say
that the wa??r "will bo shut off from
the West'sicre of Plaifi street all day.
A PALATABLE REMEDY.-Wc are
indebted to Mrs. T. M. Pollock, for
a bottle of most excellent blackberry
["brandy. Slffe has quito a faculty for
"fixing up" good things, in the way
of brandied penches, pickles, pre?
serves, fcc, some of which ure dis?
pensed at tho "Pollock House."
. We have been requested by Mr.
Armstrong to'say that circumstances
will prevent his fulfilling, atpresent,
the appointments published iii yes?
terday's Phanxix. Due- notice will
be given when they are resumed.
This morning's train over tho Char?
lotte Railroad will brlug to Columbia,
for iuterment, the remains of a youug
soldier, who lost his life at the battle
of Chancellorsville, while carrying a
wounded cc ipanion from the field.
We refer to Private Jacob Blanken?
stein, of Company A* 15th Regiment,
S. C. V. The funeral services will
be held in the Lutheran Church this
morning, at 10 o'clock.
Bench and Bar; a Complete Digest'
of the Wit, Humor, Asperities and
'Amenities of the Law. By L. J.
Bigelow, Counsellor-ar-Law. With
portraits and illustrations. New
York: Harper A- Brothers.
The title of the work gives a cor?
rect indication of its contents. It is
a compilation of humorous anecdotes.
etc., collected in England as well as
this country, illustrated by neatly
engraved wood cuts of prominent
lawyers, judges and counsellors
among them,. Sir Thomas Moro, Thoa.
H. Denton, Calhoun, Clay, Webster.
Van Buren, Taney, Oakey Hall, and
others. We commend the volume
(which is handsomely bound) to the
legal fraternity, ns it contains many^
sketches which they will fully appre?
ciate; We are indebted to Mr. J. J.
McCarter for a copy.
NEW AnvEwisKXKNTs. -Attention is call?
ed lo the following advertisements, winch
aro TpuV'libhed this morning for the fi?it
it. C. Shiver-To Remove.
Thos. E. Gregg & Co.-Brokers.
4Ios.tottor's Stomach Bitters,
aeob Bell-Citation Lewis H. Trevet.
A liuo lot of Desirable Goods have just
been opened by Mr. lt. C. Shiver, who still
adheres to his popular principle of pouJ
artielos for little money. Bead his adver?
tisement, and then examino the goods.
Louisa of Prussia and Her Time.
BY LOUISA M?HLBACH. An Histori?
cal Novel, illustrative ot the period of
Napoleon's Invasion of Germany.
New supply of Henry VIII anil Catherine
Frederick thc Great and his Family,
Joseph ll and his Court,
Merchant of Berlin,
Frederick the Great and his Friends.
Price of each of above, in cloth. i2.
Paper-bound Novels-a new stock-a: 23
and 51) cents.
Other now and valuable Books. For sale
at DUFFIE .t CHAPMAN'S
July IS Bookstore, Columbia.
Non-Explosive 1 !
IN introducing this article, its merits are
sd evident that it, muHt. supwcedo any
other artiticial light hitherto offered to the
publia) Tho following properties guaran?
teed: Non-explosivo. Free from groaso.
Will not soil tho hand? .CQt clothiug. Is
moro brilliant and qho.aporMian gas. Pro?
duces a soft and beautiful'light. Is not
trying to tho eJos'. 'Can no used in any
ordinary lamp by sithplv changing thc
burner. Tho Oil, Lamps, Wicks, Burners,
Chimneys, Ac., on hand, and lamps altered
without charge. For sale, and may be seen
burning, after dark, at the storo. of th?
undersigned, Malu stroet.
N. B.- Koroseno Oil, of purest quality
and lowest price, constantly on hand.
Cl lc S. C. R. R. BONDS and COUPONS.
North Carolina Bonds, old and now.
South Carolina Stock.
G. .v C. Railroad Ronds- guaranteed.
North-Eastern Railroad Bunds.
FOP SALE C. & H. C; R. IL Stock.
TI10S. E. GREGG A CO.!
Juno 27 Broke?.
MOLASSES ?P BACON.
er HHPS. MOLASSES.
D? " Clew Ribbed SIDES.
5 hhda. SHOULDERS. F.-r sale" low bj
Jttly J3 E. fi G. D. HOPE.