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Tuesday Morning, August 6,1867.
Tile Positif?? or thc,fk> ut Ix. .
The Snvann$i Republican, ^^Re?
publican newspaper, justfc- sayS that
the people of the two sections of tho
country do not understand eaah other.
We believe, as we have said fre?
quently before, that if tho peop/e of
the United States could get together,
without the intervention of President,
Congress, or political adventurers,
the qnesti?ri of reconst'ruotion could
easily and speedily be Bottled.
As the Republican Bays, the charge
that the white and the black rnco is
at war is wholly untrue. We behove
the South misunderstands the spirit
of the North, and we. as fully believe
that the people of the North misun?
derstand the spirit of the "ex-rebels,"
so-called. There is not one-titho of
the Southern mon who would, this
day, organize against the flag of the
Union. We know that the greet mass
of Northern men, who think Hie
deepest, work the hardest, and fought
the best, are the most moderate, be?
cause they understand and appreciate
best the spirit of the Southern
What the country needs now is
brains and patriotism; and it is a la?
mentable fact, that neither section
has, for twenty years past, been rep?
resented in the councils of the nation
by suoh minds as Clay, Calhoun and
Webster. Tho people of South Caro?
lina aro now called upon to register;
and but a short time is left them to
decide upon their course of action.
They must either vote "for conven?
tion" or "against convention." The
Southern States aro' now politically
disorganized and demoralized, and
wo feel convinced that the people of
South Carolina do not wish longer to
remain in this position. If they do
not, let them promptly register, and
vote "for convention," in conformity
to the requirements of the order of
thc Commanding General.
The Charleston News snid, a few
days ago, that thc peoplo of South
Carolina wanted advice, and reproved
tho present leaders of p?litical.-move
ments in this State, and those who
havo not deigned to give counsel to
thc people nt thc present juncture.
In past days, Sonth Carolina never
wanted for able political advice; now,
in tho hour of her direst need, those
"who assume to be her loaders aro pig?
mies in intellect and statesmanship.
In saying this, we allude td political
incendiaries who have endeavored to
propagate strife botweeu the two
races in this and other Southern
What we want now is harmony,
und any advice, however honestly
conceived, which tends to obstruct
tho accomplishment of this great end,
is prejudicial to the best interests of
the South. Onr cotemporary of the
News epitomizes our ideas in the fol?
"What would our leaders have?
We mean such men as Mr. Herschel
V. Johuson, Hill, Perry and others.
Grant they arc brave, and heroic,
and patriotic; not afraid of the im?
plied threats of harsher measures, of
confiscation, and further civil or po?
litical disabilities. Do they desire
to seo tho present agitation indefi?
nitely prolonged, industry clogged,
commerce checked, credit and confi?
dence altogether destroyed? How
is reconst ruction possible ou t hoir
basis? Indeed, they pro]?ose no?
thing. They morely object, and ob?
ject, upon grounds altogether futile,
viz: the nueonstitutioiia? character of
the measures of Congress 1 jet them
establish their proposition upon
proof ?trongas holy writ, it will avail
nothing. When you aro ditaymcd,
ami tao sword is at your throat, ho
who holds it is not to be restrained
hythe syllogistic proof oj his gross
Wo commend this paragraph to tue
consid?ration of our readers.
! Confltcntion. I
Tho following lotter waa sent tp tho
committee of arrangements for tho
colored men's celebration of the 4th
of Joly in Lexington, Ky,, at which
GetoJtfBrigbin ?nado a spoedb, pro?
posing copQscafcon-.of "rebel" pro?
perty/ it ,Qintrit>utiou among '-the ne?
groes, ?ho disfranchisement of rob?is,
and the eu franchise m ont of women,
withput distinction of color:
L^risvrLLK, Juno 27, 18G7.
2b Messrs. Charles Perry, G. B. Tho?
mas and G. W. Smith, Committee,
GENTI?BMBN: Your communication
of the 20th instant, inviting me to
deliver an address to the colored citi?
zens of Lexington on tho 4th prox.,
came duly to hand. Aa I am com?
pelled to be in Washington city on
the day of your meeting, I am forced
to decline your polite invitation. You
ask for advioe. I deem it a pleasure
and a privilego to give you the benefit
of my counsel whenever you may
wish it, and it is a source of much
gratification to me to see that, thrown,
as you are, to a certain extent, upon
your own resources, you are honestly
and earnestly seeking for light, and
are willing to learn of those who are
of larger experience than yourselves.
You are now emphatically the archi?
tects of yonr own fortnnes-your des?
tinies aro in your own hands. Your
friends have done about all that can
be done for you; what remains to bo
accomplished must and can be accom?
plished by yourselves. Learn to ap?
preciate fully the responsibilities
which aro resting upon you, dud the
duties which you owe to yourselves,
to your posterity, aud to your coun?
try. The world is watching y"u
your enemies predicting for you the
fate of tho Indian, who is gradually
but surely disappearing before tho
! advance of civilization-your friends
hopefully, confidently expecting your
rapid advance to tho position which,
as citizens of this great republic, you
are entitled to occupy. Cultivate nil
tho virtues which ennoble man; bo
honest, industrious, sober; educate
yourselves, make money, and learn to
keep it; own your own homes; iden?
tify yourselves as good citizens with
' tho communities in which you may
live; in all your dealings with your
fellow-man, do as you would be done
by, and learn to respect yourselves,
that others may respect you. Much
trouble is anticipated in tho fiuanoiul
world, and one of the results of this
will be suffering and distress among
tho poor. In view of this, it is of
tho utmost importance that each mid
all of you should securo some steady,
remunerative employment. It were
wise for those who have been raised
in the country to seek employment
the.ro. Tho cities aro already crowded
with the starving poor, who aro una?
ble to find employment; and if, as is
anticipated, the cholera becomes epi?
demic ibis summer, the crowded
tenements and scanty faro of the poor
of the city will surely invite and iu
crea8o ita ravages.
Again assuring you of my deep in?
terest in the welfare of your race, I
am, very rcspectftilly,
Commenting on this letter, the
New York Tribune says:
Those gentlemen who talk to the
colored men about tho confiscation of
rebel property, and its distribution
among tho negroes, exoite hopes
which are likely to be disappointed.
The freedmen must raise themselves;
they must work now, and not depend
upon vague promises of future aid.
As Mr. Speed says, there is little
more that can be done for the freed?
men; we have given th- in all tho
rights and privileges we ourselves
possess, aud tho opportunity is for
them to use. "Cultivate all tho vir?
tues which ennoble mun," says Mr.
Speed; "be honest, industrious, so?
ber; edueuto yourselves, lunka money,
and learn to koop it; own your own
homes; identify yourselves ns good
citizens with the communities, in
which you may live; in all your deal?
ings with your fellow-man, do ns you
would be ?lone by; and learn to re?
spect yourselves, that others may re?
spect you." To this we would add
ono golden rule -for one man who
b< comes rid: l>y tito confiscation of
the property cf others, a thousand
will romain poor. No sensible freed?
man, Mho desires independence, will
hesitate to work for it.
Congress did not puss the law rc
quiriug tu?- Secretary of tho Treasury
to sion payment ot' cotton claim;',
and tho o wera ave becoming clamor?
ous for 'he nionoy allowed thom tindog
tho decision r?f the Court of Claims.
THU NEW BAHXHTJPT LAW.-The
following . hinU to practitioners of?
understood td have been prepared by
the N#w York Board of Registry:
1. Moko up your petition with the
eleven, forms of schedules A and B
in duplicate; swear to both; filo ono
with the clerk of tho court, and ask
to have the case referred to a regis?
Hfc. Afc th? boor specified in tho
Order referring the case to a.register,
appear before the register to whom
the case is assigned, and make oath
before him that the duplicate peti?
tion and schedules are on file with the
clerk, and move that it bo certified
correct in form. This being done,
move that the potitioner bo declared
a bankrupt This is done by an
order made by the register, of which
he will givo you a certified copy.
Ton will then move for tho warrant.
Somo timo will be required to make
this out. At the time appointed call
upon tho register for tho warrant
arid tako it to tho mnrshal. Tho
marshal will require satisfactory se?
curity for his fees and disbursements
for the newspapor publications, ?fcc.,
which you will arrange with him.
Yon have nothing more to do till the
return day of the warrant.
3. Be very careful that your peti?
tion and schedules are written ont
plainly, froe from all erasures, in?
terlineations or abbreviations. As
thc whola proceeding is strictly statu?
tory, tho statute and rules mode
under it must bo most strictly com?
4. In case tho register refuse to
certify your petition to bc correct
in point of form, you will take a
certified copy of the points wherein
your papers are certified to be de?
fective, and proceed to prepare
amendments, or un amended peti?
tion, as may bo most convenient, in
duplicate. When this is done, have
such nmendmont, or amended peti?
tion, Sec., sworn to in duplicate; then
apply to the register upon an affidavit
excusing the errors, for an order to
amend. Such order being allowed,
obtain from tho register a certified
copy, and filo this with ono of thc
duplicates with thc clerk. Carry thc
other to tho register, who wil. exa?
mine it, and if correct, cortify it; and
3"ou then proceed as above.
THK REPOULIC OF MEXICO.-The
New York Tribune does not seem to
have a lurga amount of faith iu the
future of Republican Mexico. It
"The republic has begun badly; it
has already lost the respect of Chris?
tian nations, and threatens to chal
longe their enmity. Liberalism is no
sooner triumphant than it assumes
tho form of tyranny-tho republic
becomes a despotism-tho victory of
tho nation is tho defeat of its civili?
zation; peace, after along struggle,
is wqu, and, behold, it is established
as revengeful and barbaric war. For
tho republic thus begun tho future is
dark, and unless wiser counsels than
those of Escobedo aro to govern,
there is gravo reason to fear that
Mexico will forfeit every ndvantago
she has gained, and will renew those
fratricidal wars, those disgraceful
rivalries, which, in tho past, made
her nationality a mockery."
One of the principal bankers in
this city, says the Richmond Whig,
remarked to us, thc other day, that
he had been foiled a dozen times in
important financial negotiations in
New York, by some (to him) untimoly
action iu Congress growing out of
tho unreconstructed condition of the
Southern States. He added, that it
was impossible for any one not con?
cerned like himself in financial ope?
rations to appr?ci?t? tho hann and
burt the people of Virginia suffer by
reason of tho unsettled condition of
the State. Tho resumption of con?
stitutional relations with the Federal
Government he regarded as a step in
the process of resuscitation that is
indispensable, and tho first thing to
be done. Until this is effected, there
is no security for property, and con?
sequently nothing that will command
the confidence o? those foghorn we
liaVC to look for capital. l'on cannot
garry "consistency" und "honor"
into Wall street and bank upon chem.
ibu must go there with solid Rccttri
tics, irecd from tho danger of confis?
cation. Reconstruction is the busi
: ; n which all other business waits.
Garibaldi's angry lotter to tho Gu
'.aie di Tor JU", has raised a .storii
ihont his head, but ho declares ho
ind his friends intend to fight for tho
lossession of the capita] of Haly,
ind ho Will keep Ids'word.
w?f.iv'.o .ww.? ' ?? 1 ? 'irr?yy.
We leam ?hat Mr. It. C. Shiver re?
ceived ^?-.l?tter, yesjberduy,.. from a
physician in Arknnsas, stating that
hi? brother, .Tames Stiver, died there
on the 141 h ult.* of cholera. Ho also
announces thc death, tho next day, of
the same disease, of Toland R. Bass.
SUICIDE.-Mr. Benjamin Thomp?
son, a ? citizen of St. Petor's Parish,
Beaufort District, who has for some
time past been .rnuoh depressed in
spirits, on account of his great losses
during tho war, and who has several
times reoently attempted to terminate
his existence, was brought to this
city Sunday evening, and lodged in
the lunatic asylum ; and although great
oare and attention were exercised
the watchman visiting his room every
half hour during the night-he com?
mitted suicide yesterday morning,
about 4 o'clock, by hanging himself
with his suspenders and a piece of
the sheet from his bed. When dis?
covered, the alarm was given, and Dr.
Parker, tho Superintendent, sent for;
every effort was made to resuscitate
the unfortunate mnn, but it was of no
avail. An inquest was held upon tho
body by Coroner Thomas P. Walker,
and the jury rendered a verdict in ac?
cordance with the above facts. Mr.
Thompson was a wealthy planter, nud
leaves four children aud a large circle
of friends to lament his untimely end.
His remains will bo taken to Charles?
ton for interment.
REGISTRATION.-The following aro
tho most important clauses in Gene?
ral Orders No. G5, giving the regula?
tions for registration in this Military
That registration is to commence
Post commanders are made super?
intendents of registration within
their respective commands. They are
to suspend registrars for malfeasance
in office, neglect of duty or incompe?
Defines the duties and powers of
the Board of Registration. They are
to arrest all persons who falsely take
the oath prescribed, or who shall
threaten or otherwise attempt to in?
timidate, or corruptly or improperly
influence any citizen ofl'ering to regis?
Declares that when any citizen
shall sufler iujury in person, family
or property, while exercising this
right, in addition to the penalty pre?
scribed by law for tho offence, da?
mages shall bo awarded to the in?
jured party against tho perpetrator,
upon his conviction.
Forbids the discharging of em?
ployees because of their having regis?
tered-tho injured party being de?
clared entitled to damages.
Every citizen presenting himself
for registry shall take and subscribe
tho following oath, prescribed by
law, which shall be administered by a
member of the Board, and such oath
shall bo preserved with the hats:
I, -, do solemnly swear? (or
affirm,) in the presence of Almighty
God, that I am a citizen of the State
of -; that I havo resided in said
State for-mouths next preceding
this day, and now reside in tho
County of .-., or the Parish of
-, in said State, (as the caso may
be;) that I am twenty-one years old;
that I have not been disfranchised for
participation in any rebellion or civil
war against tho United States, nor
for felony committed against tho laws
of any State or of the United States;
that 1 havo never been a momber of
nny St,ato Legislature, nor held any
executive or judicial office in any
State, and afterwards engaged in in?
surrection or rebellion against tho
United States, or given aid or com?
fort to the onemies thereof; that I
have never taken an oath as a mem?
ber of Congress of the United States,
or as an officer of tho' United States,
or as a member of uny State L?gisla?
ture, ot as an executive or judicial
officer of .tuy State, to support tho
Constitution oi tho United Slates,
and afterwards ouguged in insurrec?
tion or rebellion against tho United
States, or given aid or comfort to tlie
onemies thereof; that I will faithfully
support tho Constitution and obey
Ibo laws of the United States, and
wiU, to the best of my ability, en?
tourage others KO to do. So help mo
XiADIKS' SOCIETY IN ACD OF THE
SUFFERING AND DEsviTift?? Poon "OF
THE SOUTH.-We publish the follow?
ing official cqmmaaics^Oiij'^rity re?
ference to tho "distribution of prizes
,4>y the nbovie association,: K
\ "NEW YOUK? July 29, 1807*-At a
ineetiug of the Executive Committee
of the Ladies' Society in Aid of the
Suffering mid Dsstitute Poor of the
South, it was determined that the
distribution of awards to the regis?
tered holders of tickets, to j>he enter?
tainment would be made in Washing?
ton, September 30, 18G7, tinder .the
immediAto supervision and direction
of tho honorary members of the so?
ciety.'.' * ' O <.] ' .? j i' I
THE L-VND WE LOVE.-We aro in?
debted to Messrs. Daffie & Chapman
(who are agents) for the August nnm
ber of this magazine. "Cavalry
Scouts," from tho pen of Gen. Wade
Hampton, to be followed by a series
of chapters on thu same subject, con?
tains a record of a few of the per?
formances of th? regular scouts of
tho Confederate service-confined to
those with whom ho served.
AmiESTEi).-James Jennings, who
is charged with the murder of -
Hall, at Wilhamston, about two years
ago, passed through Columbia yester?
day morning, ironed, on his way to
Anderson C. H., for trial, in charge
of Deputy Sheriff Vickers, of Green
I ville, by whom ho was arrested' in
Marion County, Alabama, as ho was
on the eve of departure for Brazil.
Jennings formerly resided in Green?
ville, v- V_
THE WASHINGTON UNTVERSITV^
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT.-An ' adver?
tisement of tho above institution will
bo found in another column. The
corps of professors is an able one-a
majority having been connected with
the University, for a number of years
previous to tho war, and eight of
whom were in Confederate service.
Tho trustees make a liberal proposi?
tion with reference to soldiers of the
We publish the following commu?
nication by particular request. It
v ill be seen that Beverly proclaims ?
himself an out-and-out Rephblienn:
COLUMBIA, July 28.
EDITOR CHARLESTON NEWS: I see,
in the Charleston News, of July 26,
over the name of "Felix," that there
is a class of men in Columbia, repre?
sented by Buch men as Beverly Nash,
that maintain a masterly inactivity
in regard to the convention thnt hos
just adjourned in this city. He said
that we were desirous of retaining
tho respect of our old masters (thank
God, wo have none now.) Now, sir,
I wish -it undorstood that I stand
upon the platform of tho Union Re?
publican party of South Carolina. If
this will retain their respect, I shall
be happy to have (it; if not, I shall
say to them ar I say to others, I court
tho smiles of to man at the expense
of my principl >s, and I shall work
and vote for the Republican porty,
and no other. 1 would also say that
thero never has been any complaint
against tho .officers of the Bureau
here-they aro gentlemen. There is
no dissension amoug us, for we are
going unanimously fer tho Union
Republican party, and against all
others. Yours, W. B. NASH.
Jon PRINTING.-Tho Job Office of
the Phoenix is as completo as any in
the South. It is furnished with new
fonts of type of all descriptions and
of tho most modern styles. All work
executed promptly, with tasto and
skill, and at reasonable rates.
N::\v Anvtr.Tisv.xvNTs. -Attention is call?
ed to tho fe. I irt?fi advertisements, which
are published tins morning for tho first
K. Pollard -Buckwheat Seed.
A. J. l-'oard, M. 1>.-Medical.
Mootfng rahm Ito Pira. Company.
Crawford A iu-id.iv Coin. Merchants.
Troo Brotherhood Lodge Meeting.
Publie Mc ting on Friday.
Copeland A Boarden -Corn.
Small House and Land for Salo.
Meeting lt. V. lb li f Association.
T. Wibbelt- Wboat Wanted.
J. C. Socgors A <Ut.--Lemons, Flour, xe,
A duo lot of Desirable Goods havo just
been oponed by Mr. ft. < '. Sliiver, who std!
idhore? to bis popular principio of good
ir tides for little nionoy. Lead lus adver?
?aomont, and tl.en examine tho gocda.