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Wednesday Morning, Ang. 14, 1867.
Thc lVn?" l>? i>?rtlncnt.
Our telegraphic despatches, yester?
day morning, announced the acces?
sion of Gen. Graut to the important
position of administering the affairs
of tho "War Department, vice the sus?
pension of the lute contumacious Sec?
retary. This trill bo a relief to tho
country, for at uo period in its histo?
ry was there so much need for u com?
petent man at tho heud of this de?
partment. The Southern States aro
under military* rule, and the thousand
minor details of this sort of govern?
ment requires, at tho fountain-head
of its authority, a capable man in
o very respect-no politician, no mere
office-holder-who clings to ollico like
a leech, merely for the stiko of its
pecuniary or political benefits.
t>. Tho present Secretary, ntl interim,
cannot be accused of any petty mo?
tives in consenting to accept the
heavy responsibilities, and to dis?
charge its arduous duties. He ia the
General of the Armies of tho United
States, and so far as tho prestige and
powor of authority goes, in that posi?
tion ho had almost supremo military
control, being second only to tho
of tho Army and Navy of tho United
States. In accepting this increase of
duty and responsibility, Gen. Grant
baa no political ends to serve. He
may or may not be tho next Presi?
dent of the United States; but nt tho
present crisis of his country's affairs,
he has won tho respect and esteem of
the peoplo. From tho position and
high office which ho holds, when
called upon to assume greatly in?
creased responsibilities, it is evident
that Gen. Grant is not ono of tho or?
dinary school of politicians and office
seekers, but his highest ambition is
to serve his counUy iu the hour of
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Unit ?lie Time C'omr for Ke-iict lim!
The New York Herald, on Thurs?
day, published ?1 remarkable article,
under tho caption of "The New
Crisis," the concluding and sum?
ming-up paragraph of which wu pub?
lished yesterday morning. This was
followed by another leader on Fri?
day, in tho sume paper, nuder the
head of "Tho New Issue of South?
ern Negio Supremacy-The Time fur
Re-action Now Como," from which
wooxtract tho concluding paragraphs,
as embracing all the pith of the
article. After noticing tho probuble
result of registration in the Southern
Status as being largely in favor of tho
freedmen, the Hertdd conch?les as
"Thus it appen ru, fruin tho deve
lopmouta and all tho evidence before
us touching the reconstruction pro?
gramme of Congress, that if carried
out according tu thc laws as applied
by Secretary Stanton and tho present
commanders of tho live military dis?
tricts, thc whole ton of the States
involved in this unlual will be at the
mercy ut tins blacks. Wu aro called,
then, to muet the question of the
probnblo consequences of this negro
supremacy. Tho return of twenty,
thirty ur forty negri? Senators and
Representatives to Congress in but
nu item among the results which may
bo reasonably anticipated. Thc con?
sequences uf negro ascendancy in the
LegislatlU'O of this or that Stat?!, are
most to be feared wheo wc consider
tho unsettled balances as slaves which
these Southern blacks will bu apt to
enforce against their lalo white mas?
ters. Some very significant hints in
this direction havo already been
thrown out in the resolutions of the.
negro reconstruction meetings of
South Carolina. Wi- know, too, that
those. Northern whit?) radical stump?
ers in the Smith who have must
broadly suggested tho possible appli?
cation from Congress ol* 'Old Thad.
Stevens'/ panacea ot* confiscation,
have excited tho liveliest enthusiasm
among tho blacks, l s it. any wonder,
then, that ex-Gov. Perry, of South
Carolina, anil other leading Southern
men, counsel the policy of quid
submission to their present military
government indefinitely, as preferable
to this reconstruction and restora?
tion scheme, which will place the
State absolutely under the control of
tho black?? Do we not also perceive,
that in this matter there isitn open?
ing for a decisive political diversion
on the part of President Johnson in
his execution of these reconstruction
laws, in the interval to the next meet?
ing of Congress?
"Granting that the Northern States
aro prepared for tho recognition and
acceptance of equal suffrage to tho
blacks, is New York, or is Pennsyl?
vania, or is Ohio, prepared for the
fiill-blowu experiment of negro su?
premacy in ten Southern State.?, as
contemplated by th? Republican
radicals in Southern reconstruction?
Assumiug thal, if, with a conserva?
tive acting Secretary of War in the
place of Stanton, aud with five mili?
tary commanders of Mr. Johnson's
way of thinking iu tho piucos of tho
fivu commanders who think and ucl
according to the gospel of Mr. Stan?
ton-assuming that the result will be
to delay tho wofk of Southern resto?
rion for even two or three j-enrs
will this not be wiser than to rush
headlong into this danger of South?
ern ucgro supremacy? Will not the
inevitable tendency of negro supre?
macy in South Carolina, for example,
be to drive out the white population,
or to precipitate that war of races
which, if commenced, will bo apt
speedily to ripen into a war on both
sides of indiscriminate extermination?
Will social harmony or peace, or
financial confidence, or active and
systematic industry, ever be restored
to the South, under the threnteuing
danger of negro supremacy?
"We cannot answer these ques?
tions truly without recognizing the
sagacity and wisdom of President
Johnson's policy of giving to the
Southern whites, as far as possible,
under tho terms of Congress, u
chanco to recover their lost ground,
aud to take tho lead in Southern re?
construction. We are, indeed, so fat
iu-qnessed with the idea that in this
view of tho question he stands in g
strong position, that wc feel bound tc
advise him to moko the most of hit
opportunity in bringing the issue be
fore the people of the Northen
States for their 'aobersecond thought
upon it in tho coming fall elections
There is no security, and there are t
thousand dangers, in the radical pro
gramme, which now distinctly fore
shadows the placing of the lat?
governing whiten of tho South undo
the political control, and subject ti
the caprices and revenges, of tin
black race, relieved but yesterday
from the moral ilarknoss, oppressions
wrongs and disabilities of Africa)
shivery. These dangers are so mc
uacing that they must be appr?ciatif
by thinking Northern men. Wohohl
accordingly, that the time ut Inst ha
come for a Northern re-act'ion, aud th
time, therefore, for decisive measure
on the part of President Johnson."
We might suppose there was some
thing significant iu tho above c>
tracts fr?)in two successive leadiu
editorials in a paper which claims-1
load public opiniou, und which fr?
queutly has been the iudex of il
shiftings. But we are brought to
pause, when, iu Saturday's issue t
the Herald, we lind another leadei
tho concluding paragraph of whic
"President Johnson has becoin
moro un object of derislou aud coi!
tempt with both parties than wt
.John Tyler in Iiis worst estate. 1
this condition of thiugs, a Souther
negro political balance qt* powe:
? overing ten States, is looming li
1 afore us iu bold relief. Is this to 1
the settlement? It will be; unlei
that controlling public sentiment i
tho North which carried Presidei
and Congress through the onloal i
the rebellion shall interpose in th
woi lc ?>f reconstruction. We belier
that public opinion can bc so c:
pressed in our coming fall electioi
as to be felt in Congress, and we b
licvo thai n goneral popular mov
mont, regardless of existing parri
or party managers, in the name
Gen. Grant, will meet tho cns
( ?rant for thu succession, und u ne
Congress under Grant to .settle th
work of reconstruction, is tho pr
gramme upon which a counter rev
lotion against radical excesses in tl
South may be carried through to
decisive victory. It will be better
wait two years or ton years longer f<
Southern restoration than to push
through on thft basis of a controllii
Southern negro balance of power."
We give our readers the abo
merely as a matter of political infr
mut ion. The two first articles of the
Herald were significant, ns indicating
n change in publie sentiment in the
North; whilst the latter, ignoring
President Jobuson and laudating
Gen. Grant, would appear to stamp
all as u series of electioneering pa?
TUE JEWS.-It is stated that Lord
Stanley bas renewed inslructious to
the British Consul iu Jassy aud
Bucharest, directing those represen?
tatives of ber Majesty to continue
their exertions to protect tho Jews
from all persecution of whatever kiud j
aud under whatever pretence. If the
prefects do uot carry out these views,
it is to be represeutcd to the highest
authority, that the attentiou of Eu?
rope is directed to the cruelties prac?
ticed ou the poorer Jews of Moldavia,
and that the impression on foreign
governments will be unfavorable,
unless prompt measures are taken
to put an end to them.
The friends and acquaintance:) of Mr.
Seogers, Mr. Diorcks and Mr. LEWIS
MAEHRTEXS are invited to attend the
funeral of the latter, at thc residence of
Mr. Seegers, THIS DAY, at 9 o'clock a. m.
1st Precinct, Richland District, S. C.
THIS Hoard will commence duty August
10, for thc accommodation of the voters at
Camp Ground, and will sit in session, be?
tween the boura of 0 a. m. and 3 o'clock p.
m., Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Ali?
gn?t 1?, 20 and 21.
On the 22d, it will convene at Ford's Mill
and will serve six hours daily, at above
time, fur three dava, viz: Thursday, Fri- j
day and Saturday, August22, 23 and 21- j
thus alternating three days in a week at
each place, until registration is complete.
The books v ill bo open for public inapec
tion, at Camp (?round, September 10, ll,
12, 13 and l i. The final acssiou, for revis?
ing thu lists, will be held September 23, 24
The books for Ford s Mill box will be
open for public inspection September 10,
17, 18, 10 and 20. The final session, for
revising the lists, will ho held on tho 26th,
27th and 2Sth.
All persons qualified to vote under the
provisions of the Act of Congress passed
Marc!'. 2, 1807, entitled "An Act to provide
for tin* more- E?icioat Government of the
Hebel States," and the several Ac's sup?
plementary thereto, are invited to appear
before the Hoard of Registration.
Chairman Hoard Registration
First Precinct, Richland District, S. C.
PARTIES who expect me lo GIN their
COTTON w ill ph ase notify nu- at once, and
state the probable time and amount to be
Ginned. W. H. LOWRANCE.
* August 11
Columbia Chapter No. 5, R'.A.'.M.'.
A A REGULAR convocation of this
^/\WChaptcr ? ill be held at Odd Fellows'
7^r\ Hall, THIS .Wcducsday) EVEN?
ING, at 8 o'clock.
Aug 14 1_It. TO/F.R, Secretary. j
Twine, Rope, Iron Ties, Bagging.
i)AA LBS. TWINE, 50 coils ROPE.
Ju\}\.) 100 bundles patent IRON TIES.
20 l?ales superior BAGGING, just re- I
coivod. Planters will find it greatly to
their advantage to give us a call before
purchasing else where.
Aug 14 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
A ND THE LAST, at MCKENZIE'S GAS
X\. DEN, Plain street, on which occasion
it will he brilliantly illuminated with Chi?
nese and Variegated Lanterns. Several
fine specimens of the Pyrotechnic Art will
be exhibited; also revolving wheels, with
dig?rent colored fires, rockets, Ac. LE?
MON, VANILLA and PINE APPLE ICE
CREAMS, SHERBET, LEMONADE.
Tickets of admission to Garden, this
(.vening, 50 cents, for which n refreshment
ticket will be returned.
Kv Should the weather prow unfavor?
able, it will he indefinitely postponed.
/~1 A C. RAILROAD BONDS.
VT* C. i* S. C. Railroad Stock.
New York Exchange.
WANTED C. iV S. C. Railroad Ron ls
and Coupons. TH OS. E. GREGG .\ CO.
. _t A HOUSE, on Main street, contain
Ming six rooms. On tho premises are
a good kitchen, stable and all neces?
sary out-buildings. Tho location is oppo?
site the South Carolina University. For
further particulars, apply to JOHN MCIN?
TOSH. Main st:e>.;. one square below the
State HoUSO. Aug ll 0
A PROTEST".-We learn that a Com?
mittee appointed at a Republican
meeting, havel addressed a letter to
Gen.-Bickies, protecting against tho
appointment and retention of Hou.
Wm. Aiken aa uno of the registers
of voters. Tho objections made are
that Mr. Aiken received and enter?
tained Jeff. Davis at his residence in
this city during the war, that he
aided tho rebellion by contributions
uf guns and ammunition, and that
he does not enjoy tho conftdenco of
the loyal voters of this District.
[ Charleston Courier.
Palmetto Fire Engine Company.
.- ?--i -THE members
' - of this Company
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^/^ o'clock, for the
purpose of paying the last, tributo of re?
spect tn their bite tollow-momber, Mr.
C. A. CABMNGTON, Sec'y.
COPELAND & BKARRIiV
COL I] MB IA, S. C.
STORAGE ON COTTON 25 cent? a bale
We are prepared to make LIBERAL AD
I VANCESon COTTON, and will ship and
I attend to the sale nf thu same in Charles?
! ton, New York or Liverpool. We have on
hand a large and well selected stock of
! BAGGING, RALE ROPE, BACON, HOLE,
UPPER and HARNESS LEATHER, which
! we offer at LOW PRICES, having bought
1 before the late advance.
August 11 lino
TO ALL OONCERNED.
THE undersigned requests ali persons
holding receipts from bini which are
! unstamped, to produce them, so that the
! proper STAMPS can be placed thereon, as
ho has no desiri* intentionally to evade the
law. SAMUEL E. STRATTON.
! Aug 13 2
Georgia Cotton Gins.
THE subscribers, agents for Messrs. W.
G. Clemons, brown ?t Co.. of Colum?
bus, Ga., are prepared to lill orders for
their GINS, which comprise Single and
.Double Cylinder, and adapted to either
water or horse power. These Gins aro
made by a factory established over twenty
years ago, and comprise all tho chief
points of excellence, namelv: SPEED,
LIGHT DRAUGHT and GOOD SAMPLE.
?a- Circulars sent when requested.
RICHARD O'NEALE A SON.
Aug 1:"? !lR\vf_
C L A R E T .
ON TUESDAY next, Kith inst., we will
have on draught one pipe CLARET
Verv L( )W tor cash bv
Ailg ll E. .V. G. D. HOPE.
ANEAT SETT of STORE FIXTURES,
including Counters, Cornices, Shelv?
ing, Ac., ull complete, and affording an
excellent opportunity for furnishing a new
storo. Applv at this office. Aug ll 5
\T,\Y FL011I, SYRUP AND CORN.
, rr ERLS. BEE-HIVE SYRUP.
O 500 bushola White and Mixed CORN.
KIO sacks Extra FAMILY FLOUR. Low
for cash bv E. A G. D. HOPE.
ON Saturday night, '.Ith inst., a medium
Sized RAY MARE MOLE, with a white
spot on each sido of hor back, caused by
the saddle of harness, anda scar on the
left side of her face. Ry examining her
mouth, you will hud one of her lower teeth
broken ? ut, next to thc corner tooth. The
letter O branded on her left fore-shoulder.
A liberal reward will be given to any per?
son who takes her up, and notifies the sub?
scriber, at Frog Level.
August 13 4* L. C. STOCKMAN.
RICHARD O'NEALE & SON,
FROM this day, our charge for storage
on COTTON will be 25 CENTS A BALK
PER MONTH. Our largo Brick Ware?
houses are 'situated separate from othei
buildings, and, having a watchman con?
stantly ou guard, wo believe them more
secure from lire thau any other in t ho city.
We are prepared to make LIBERAL AD?
VANCES ON COTTON consigned to mn
friends in Charleston or Liverpool.
bales Gunny Cloth,
100coils of Greenlea! and Manilla Rope.
10,000 pounds C. R. bacon Sid.-.-,
SOO bushels White and Mixed Corn,
200 pounds Baling Twine,
Which we oller at marke' rates.
August 1:5 IjCwf
MA COTTAGE HOUSE, containing
rooms, situated on Barnwcl
.stn et, between Richland ami Lauri 1
Two NEW HOUSES, on Assembly stn et
South of the State House. For flirt lu?
information, applv to
Augite * WM. M.-OUI NN is.
FOOD FOR CHILDREN,
1)REPARED FROM WHEAT. It i
almost identical with milk inchomica
composition, and contains abundant sup
plies of ?.very element of bodily organiza
lion. For sale bv
FISHER A "IIEINITSH, Druggists.
.Iou PiimixG.-Thc Job Oflice of
the Plumir, is as complete as any in
tlie South. It is furnished with new
fonts of type of all descriptions and
of tho most modern styles. All work
executed promptly, with taste and
skill, ?ind at reasonable rutes.
PAYNE'S ILLUSTREETE PBABHT 13:
iiEE.-Messrs. Duffie A- Chapman have
placed before us a specimen of the
above work. It is printed ou first
quality paper, and tho engravings are
excellent. It is to be issued in num?
bers, aud when completed, will doubt?
less form an attractive volume.
(loon ORDEU.-Registration, in
this city, commences to-morrow, and
we feid assured that the requisition
emanating from Mayer Stork, pub?
lished yesterday, will meet with the
approval of every good citizen, and
that the requirements made will be
cheerfully complied with by those
holding licenses. We might further
suggest the appointment of n tempo?
rary ndditioual police force by the
city, and we have no doubt the Post
Commandant will gave such aid as
may be required for the preservation
of the pence aud good order of the
As a sort of farewell jollification.
Mr. McKenzie intends illuminating
his garden this evening, and having
a display of fire-works. Tho price of
admission is only fifty cents, and
each visitor is furnished a refresh?
ment ticket. This will be the last of
these pleasing affairs, ns Mr. M. ex?
pects to remove in a few days and
occupy one of the commodious and
tastefully arranged stores iu "Green?
field's Row," corner of Main and
Ijady streets. Wo hope there will be
a large attendance, this evening, as
tho inducements offered aro varied
fire-works, iee creams of various
kinds, Roman punch, lemonade and
TREASURE FOUND.-On Friday last,
three or four of our citizens, says the
Charlotte Democrat, found in the
South-western suburbs of this city, a
lot of massive silverware, buried in a
brauch. The search was undertaken
in consequence of a letter received
by Mr. Wm. A. Williams from n man
in Connecticut, who represented that
he had been a soldier in tho Federal
army, and had buried this silverware
near Charlotte, in tho spring of 1SG5,
(probably after the surrender, and
when troops were first sent to garri?
son this section of tho State.) The
soldier sent a diagram of the locality,
with particular directions how to find
the treasure When wo saw it, the
?ware was covered by rust aud mud
so much that we could not tell whe?
ther any name was upon it or not.
After being cleaned, probably a name
may bo found. Of course, it was
stolen from some one by the soldier,
who has since repented of his bad
In connection with this, we would
state thnt, soveral months ago, a let?
ter was received in Columbia from
one of tho Western cities, with re?
ference to treasures buried near this
city; but the directions were vagin
and ^unsatisfactory. A sense of jus
fice may, perhaps, cause other parties
to disclose tho places of concealment
of vast amounts of treasure known
to have been taken from individuals
in the different SouthernStutes.
N'KW AovEttTisKiLKNTS. -Attention is cali?
ta! ju thu following advertisements, whicL
uro published this morning tor lb' Sra:
McKenzie's Garden-Gal* Night.
Jacob Levin Auction This Day.
Meeting Columbia Chapter No. 5.
.lames Windsor - Registration No'ici .
Funeral-Palmetto biro Company.
Copeland A Dearden Cotton S: : .1
J. A T. It. Agnew-Twins, Rope, Ac.
Hosteler's Stomach Ritters.
A tine lot of Desirable Goods have just
boon opened hy Mr. R. (I Shiver, who still
adhoros to his popular principle of good
articles for little money. Read his adver?
tisement, and then examino the goods.
FLOUR! FLOUR! !
?jIRESH-GROUND FLOUR, at whole-;
' and retail, ut
AUK ti JOHN C. SEEGERS & CO.'S.