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' Tuesday Morning, October 8,1867.
Tbe Local Pros and IU Benefits.
We penned a few remarks the other
day, concerning the influences and
benefits of the newspaper press gene?
rally; but in taking these general
-views of the vast usefulness of a free
press, in any country, we ore prone
to overlook the good results, of
com ae on a more limited scale, which
the humblest representative of nows
paperdom, in a town or village, is
instrumental in producing. People
generally, in communities, are slow
to recognize the Ber vi o es of their
local papers in developing the re?
sources and subserving the more im?
mediate interests of the places in
which they are published, and too
frequently let their journals drag out
J?, feeble erisvenco, or fail for want of
that .support to which they are ent i?
We venture to say that, if the re*
speotive histories of many of our
most flourishing towns and cities
could be analyzed and dissected, that
it could be successfully shown that
much of their success was .owing to
the influence exerted by the newspa?
per; published, perhaps, once a week,
but whioh every week brought to the
notice of its readers in other locali?
ties the benefits, advantages or at?
tractions presented by tho town or
village in whioh it is published.
And not only does it do this from
week to week, but it often takes a
wider range of influence, and bene?
fits not only its immediate locality,
but the entire section adjoining, and
not unfrequently extending these
benefits to the whole State. Bail
roads have boen built, busim >s
houses established, trade and com?
merce extended, mineral resources
pointed out and developed, the vir?
tues of healing springs made known,
establishing popular places of resort,
and thus adding to the wealth of the
neighborhood-and all, very likely,
brought about by the local journal,
which may have been so little es?
teemed. So quietly and unostenta?
tiously has it done its good work,
that the successful and thriving com?
munity do not acknowledge the
agency it most surely had in sowing
the seeds of that prosperity which
the business portion of the commu?
nity, as well as its tradesmen, are
What the leading journals of the
great cities of the Union, with theil
wide-spread circulation and almost
unbounded influence, effect for thc
nation's prosperity and advancement,
the local journal of a remote am:
obscure locality will be sure to efleci
in its sphere, if properly sustained,
We would, then, urge our people no)
only to subscribe and pay for th?
news journals published here and ii
other cities, but also give a good sup
port to their local or District papers
They will, in the end, whether th(
printer sncceeds or not, reap th<
THE SOUTHERN CONVENTIONS.-Tin
opinion prevails extensively through
out the country, that the Iieconstruc
tion Act of the fortieth Congres
requires a majority of all the regis
tered voters in tho Southern election
to authorize the holding of constitu
tional conventions, which is erron?
ous, as the law reads as follows:
"If a majority by the votes give:
on that question shall be for a con
vention. then such convention sha
be held, as hereinafter provided; bu
if a majority of said votes be ?gains
a convention, then no such conven
tion shall be hold under this Act, pre
vided that such convention shall nc
be held unless a majority of all sue
registarcd voters suull have voted o
tho question of holding such convei
Tho debates in both houses c
.Congress, pending the passage of tl
bill, embraced succinct explanatior
of this point, and it is very strang
that oomu of the leading journals i
ibo country could havo made such o
egregious blunder as to assume thi
tho convention question will be lo;
in Louisiana unless it receives a m
jori ty? of tho registered votes.
Parties who were in St. Louis la
week report that the cholera has bee
preva'Mng there, recently, to i
alormi ? extent, but is now subsii
ing, in consequence of tho change :
tho weather. On Thursday hm
fifty-six oases and thirty-three dentl
woro reported. Tho local pape
make no mention of tho exiatenco <
Something; tor tho Northern People.
Some days ago, a large assemblage
of negroes? mostly from adjoining
plantations, congregated in the city
of Savannah, to listen to the harangne
of one Bradley, who, by his incendi?
ary appeals, has demoralized the
colored population of the island
plantations, and caused the planters,
as well as his poor deluded victims,
heavy losses, by drawing the latter
away from their labor at the very
time it was most needed. In tho
present instance, he was not success?
ful, the threatened riot being nipped
in the bud, by not only the determi?
nation evinced by the authorities, but
by a number of the mor% sensible
freedmen themselves. The attempt
to produce a riot was an outrage upon
a peaceable community, and one
which must have Borely tried the
patience of those who had these peo?
ple employed for the production of
their crops. The Savannah Republi?
can, edited by a Northern man, and
we believe an ex-Federal officer,
brings this view of the case-the en?
durance of the Southern planters
under the repeated provocations they
have had-prominently forward, and
addresses the Northern portion of its
readers as follows:
"We wish our Northern readers
especially to consider whether the
patience and indifference with which
the Southern people of Savannah
(and we have but a few hundred
Northerners in our midst, out of a
population of 40,000) submitted to
allow a degraded black wretch, an
ex-State prison convict from Sing
Sing, to publicly villify and abuse
them, and to openly advocate the
confiscation of their lands, houses,
mules, horses, cattle and other pro?
perty-we pause to learn whether it
does not exhibit a spirit of magna?
nimity and forbearance that would
not be generally accredited in tho
North to the Southern people.
"More than this, our planters are
complaining bitterly of the loases
inflicted upon their ripening crops
by the pernicious interference and
general derangement of their labor
"In muny cases, large plantations
have been entirely depopulated by
the inroads of these political adven?
turers, who, under the cruel pretence
of bestowing lands snd money npon
the ignorant freedmen, entioe the
laborers from their honest labor, and
thus inflict a double blow-one which
impoverishes the planter and his
hands, while it enhances the political
prospects and enriches the peckets of
the caitiffs who live by such swin?
dling. These outrages-for we can
designate such proceedings by no
other or milder name-have been
perpetrated for several months, caus?
ing serious disturbances in several
instances between the colored peo?
ple, and all without the slightest
resistance or show of violence from
the aggrieved planters, who are nobly
straggling to 'make both ends meet,'
liquidate their honest debts, and to
repair, if possible, their broken for?
This calm and temperate appeal is
not from the pen of any Southern
secessionist, (that was,) but from a
man who seems to have taken a pro?
per view of the situation of tho
planters and people of the South, as
it is affected by these miserable emis?
saries, who seek to stir up bad blood
between the races. We hope his
admonitions will be received in the
spirit in which they are written, and
rationally considered by those to
whom they are more immediately
EMPLOYMENT FOR FEMALES.-The
editor of the Albany Knick is now in
Europe. Writing from Cork, he
Btates that females do the clerking in
that city, whereupon he nrges the
following reasons why they should be
"Females may sport fifty dollar
mantles, but they never get on fifty
dollar 'busts.' Females never spend
a whole week's wages on billiard
tabica. Giris never kick up a row,
and get dragged to the station house.
Fast horses they avoid, and roulette
tables and game cocks. Who ever
saw a female hanging round a gam?
bling table, or betting her last five dol?
lars that she can tell where tho 'little
joker' is? Who ever saw a female
clerk, after the store was shut, ram?
bling up Broadway, 'raising thunder'
and breaking things? Who ever saw
a respectable girl knockiug over J'rv
goods boxes and standing 'M. P.'s'
on their heads? No one; and yet re?
spectable young men do these things
nightly. When was a female clerk
over arrested for having a 'suspicious
character' locked up in tho store with
her after midnight? In view of all
these facts, is it any wonder that tho
merchants on this side run to female
Thirty thousand cattle, from Texas
and Now Mexico, are now collected
at Linet In. on the Union Pacifio
Railway, awaiting purchasers.
Electing Color?a Bien.
At the meeting in Charlottesville,
which nominated Judge Rives and
J ames Taylor (colored) for the Con?
vention, Fairfax Taylor (colored)
presided, and John Wood, Esq.,
acted as secretary. We perceive in
the report of the proceedings, that
there was some objection among the
radicals, both white and black, to the
eleoting of a negro to any office at
the present time; bnt the meeting
was of a different opinion, and nomi?
nated Taylor by a three-fourths vote.
Mn Poore, an ex-Federal officer,
from Gordohaville, recently nomi?
nated by the colored people of
Orango for tho Convention, ad?
dressed the meeting:
Ho told them he was from Ohio,
where the State election would he
held in a few days. He said t.he
conduct of the colored people at the
South would have groat, influence on
the elections at the North; that the
Democratic party was opposed to
negro suffrage, and if a convention
like this should throw overboard a
man like Judge Rives, a Republican,
it would bo used against the Repub?
lican party and the colored people.
He therefore urged them to nomi?
nate Judge Rives.
Fairfax Taylor earnestly opposed
the nomination of a colored man,
"daking a speech which evidently
impressed tho audience. He said
that the colored man who had been
put iu nomination was his son; but
that he was too deeply impressed
.with the impolicy of running a co?
lored man to be influenced by even
thnt. He said he spoke for his race,
and he warned them against so im?
prudent a step. The colored man,
he said, was not qualified for such a
responsible position, and thoy were
not yet out of the woods. It would
impede their progress to put colored
mon forward as candidates for the
Convention. Hopkins was also op?
posed to a colored man. He said the
colored man didn't have the sense to
do anything. He wanted a white
man, but a radical white man, whom
they could trust.
Dr. Dinwiddie, of the Registra?
tion Board, remonstrated against the
nomination of colored men. He
asked: Is it policy so to do? He did
not deny their right; but ho asked if
it was policy? He affirmed that it
was not. If they sent a colored man,
the day would come when they would
rue it. The time would come when
they might elect colored men to office
-when they wera better educated
and better qualified for such respon?
sible duties. But to do so at this
stage would injure the Republican
party-it might ruin the Republican
party. He begged them not to do so
foolish a thing.
H. C. Harris (colored) took the
same ground. He said it was danger?
ous to send a colored man to the
Convention. But these remonstrances
were of no effect.
..FmiiTNa VACANCIES.-The New
York Times says:
"One of the greatest difficulties
experienced by the department at
Washington in regard to filling places
connected with the internal revenue,
vacated for misconduct or ineffi?
ciency, grows out of the fact thal
where ono bad man is removed, ten
worse men make a rush for his place.
It is so easy to get testimonials, poli?
ticians are so easily induced to fuvoi
and press personal applications, and
the department is so apt to be utterly
misled and deceived as to the charac?
ter of applicants, that in nine case:
out of ten the chances are that th<
worst men will succeed, because thej
are the most pertinacious. An honcsl
man, who is content with the salary
I to whioh he is entitled by law, cai
make very little money by accepting
a Government office. It is only tin
men who intend to use their posi
tiona for purposes or plunder anc
i unlawful gayi, who are resolute anc
determined in their efforts to obtaii
appointments. We are very glad t<
be assured that, in two or three casei
now pending, the department under
stands the importance- of making n<
MATTERS AN? THINGS IN PICKENS
Tho Courier says:
The Union Leagues of the 5tl
Regiment have nominated Messrs
Thomas Maulden and Jeremial
Looper as their candidates for th
Registration has been completed ii
that District, and stands thus: White
2,010; colored 809. Total 2,819. Mo
jority for the whites 1,201.
RETURN DAV.-Less thap 100 case
have been issued in Pickens. I;
Abbeville, 150 cases have be ?a rc
tnrned. Tho return in Anderson i
less than 100 cases.
Tho caterpillar has devoured th
leaves and yonng bolls of the cotto
belonging to Mr. James W. Craw
ford, of this District. Captain ?. ?
Colhoun is a sufferer in like manne
to a limited extent.
-< ?> ? ?
Tho next National Republican COE
vention, for tho nomination of a Prc
sidentnnd Vice-President, will be hel
at Chicago. The members of th
National Executive Committeo hav
boen corresponding on the subject
and a majority have expressed then
selves in favor of Chicago.
Th? President and Reconstruction.
Daring the frequent interviews be?
tween the President and his Southern
friends, he has stated his views re?
garding reconstruction matters at
great length, and has advised them to
appeal to the coarta for satisfaction if
they feel that the military authorities
have deprived them of any of their
rights. He has been particularly
pointed in giving this advice to par?
ties pardoned under his recent amnes?
ty proclamation,-and they have ob?
tained permission from him to report
his statements. In several instances
his friends assumed the authority
from the permission to repeat, to put
them in writing, undone of them has
beeu seen by your correspondent,
headed, "To whom it may concern,"
which embraces opinions about a?
follows: The President stated to the
writer that he could not re-opeu
registration without incurring certain
risk of impeachment, although he
had been advised to do so hy some of
the most earnest supporters of his
policy, wini argued that if he assumed
the power to do so under his autho?
rity ns Comuiander-in-Chief, giving
orders to military subordinates, he
would be supported by tho Constitu?
tion-loving and law-abiding portion
of the people. On the other hand,
other equally warm supporters of his
policy had advised him, that if he
at tempted to assert his military power
in directiug the manner of the exe?
cution of civil duties imposed on
military authorities by a direct Act of
Congress, he would be assuming au ?
thority not vested in his office, either
by the Constitution, the Articles of
War, or by any law now in existence.
He also stated that the promulgation
of the amnesty proclamation would
repnlt, if properly managed, in dis?
rupting the Republican party, be?
cause if the courts decided, as he
thought they should, that tho classes
pardoned by it were restored to their
full rights ns citizens, and tho leaders
of that party would persist in sup?
porting the military authorities in
their refusal to allow them to regis?
ter, the natural consequence would
bo that the people would Hock to the
support of the judiciary. Tho letter
or circular concludes by a personal
appeal from tho writer to give its con?
tents wide circulation, and a post?
script is added, stating that Mr. John?
son, in his desires to peacefully
settle the differences now existing in
the country, sincerely hopes that his
friends will seek every opportunity to
allay all bitterness of feeling engen?
dered by the political situation, and
cheerfully submit to the decisions of
the proper tribunals, whatever they
may be.-Cor. New Yerk Times.
EXTRAORDINARY CONFESSION OF
SPEAKER COLFAX. -It was stated that
Mr. Colfax, in a recent speech, threat?
ened President Johnson with bung?
ing. This wa? indignantly denied by
his friends; but we now find, by a
full report of his speech, published
on his own authority, which is equiva?
lent to a confession, that what he did
say on this subject was quite as bad,
if not worse, than he was originally
charged with. The Speaker of the
House of Representatives threaten?
ing in a public speech to hang the
Chief Magistrate of the United
States like a common malefactor, is
one of the most disgraceful exhibi?
tions of partizanship that ever ram?
pant radicalism has yet made. It
was generally supposed that the
Speaker of the House should be a
gentleman. All the traditions of
Congress and the respectability of a
Constitution which created the office,
presuppose that fact; but that the
Speaker should threaten the Chief Ma?
gistrate with the ignominious death
of a felon, only shows to what a ter?
rible state of demoralization the lead?
ing politicians of the Republican
party have sunk. It is but in accord?
ance with the instincts of gentleman?
ly society, that a man using such lan?
guage would at once forfeit his status
and be expelled from all association
with gentlemen. Wo can only say
that Mr. Colfax, by his own confes?
sion, has disgraced his character and
has entitled himself to a denial of all
the courtesies of respectable society
henceforth.-ive JO York Herald.
MURDER IN ST. MATTHEWS PARISH.
Simon Parrow, (colored,) was murder?
ed on Monday last, on tue plantation
of Major Thos. B. Whaley, in St.
Matthew's, by Moses Livingston,
(also colored.) The cause said to be
jealousy and the murder has been
characterized to us as most boin ons
the victim's head having been frac?
tured with an iron bar, and his throat
out. In tho abscence, however, of
reliable particulars, we forbear saying
moro at present. The murderer was
brought into town on Thursday after?
noon, by three freedmen acting as
constables, and has been lodged in
jail hero to wait a trial.
I Orangeburg News.
What will the President do if Con?
gress tries to suspend him, ponding
impeachment? Here is the tnswer
his organ gives:
"In respect to what the President
would do if approached in either of
these directions, we have not thought
it worth while to consider, but natu?
rally suppose that he would not wil?
lingly submit to tho degradation of
the Executive office thus, however
ho might feel disposed to make any
porsonal sacrifico to maintain public
harmony. "-National Intelligence!'.
Aa we have a new carrier on tho
lower route, and mistakes are likely
to occur, subscribers will please report
promptly when they fail to receive
FBOST.-Early risers assert that
frost was plainly visible in Columbia
yesterday morning. '
"We learn that General Canby will
visit Columbia on or about the 15th
We are indebted to R. McDougal,
Esq., for copies of tne Glasgow He?
rald, of the 15th, and the North Bri?
tish M->il, of the 16th ultimo.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office is open during the week from 8
c.. rn. io 0 p. m. On Sundays, from
l)i tc 2;? ?. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 0 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
lujo a. m., closes at 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery nt 5
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
THE HEBRAIC "DAY OF ATONE?
MENT."-To-day, at sun-down, the
celebration of the "Jom Kippur," or
the Day of Atonement, the highest
feast known to the Hebrew religion,
will he commenced by tho children of
Israel throughout the whole earth.
The observanco of this holiday has
from the immemorial time of Moses
constituted a part of the ceremonies
by which this peoplo obey and wor?
ship the God of their fathers, who
ordained the festival in Leviticus
xxiii, 26 to 33.
Having a completa printing office,
superintended by the proprietor, we
can execnte every description of book
and job printing-bill and letter
heads, circulars, labels, posters, pro?
grammes, business, wedding and in?
vitation cards, railroad receipts,
ohecks, drafts, &c. Our friends will
find it to their interest (and ours) to
give us a call.
A Poon WORLD WITHOUT FRIENDS.
If you doubt it, place yourself in a
strange city without a dime in your
pocket. Every upturned face that
you meet on the thoroughfare, looks
with its features hard set-caring
nothing-knowing nothing about
you. What a relief, could you grasp
the hand of an old familiar friend,
and have the warmth of his sunny
face to broak the chill about your
heart; but no such balm in Gilead.
You loiter about the streets, and feel
yonrelf a useless piece of furniture in
this machine shop of dollars and
cents. Wander on, O, stranger; God
hos set you down in a new world of
things. _J-o. |__
COURT.-Tho Court of Common
Pleas and General Sessions for Rich?
land District, convened yesterday in
this city-Judge Moses presiding.
The grand and petit jurors, who
were in full attendance, were dis?
charged; and an order was issued to
provide a new list of jurors, in ac?
cordance With Gen. Canby's order,
to be composed exclusively of citi?
zens who have paid taxes for the car
rent year, and who have, in addition,
been registered as voters. It is ex?
pected that the new jury will be ob?
tained by Thursday or Friday, when
the regular business of the Courl
will proceed. Meantime, we haart
that the time of tho Court will bc
profitably employed in the argnmenl
of several cases of prohibition and
The ladies of the "Industrial Asso
dation" take pleasure in acknowledg
ing, for the month of September, th(
following donations and favors, foi
which our kind friends will accep
our warmest thanks: Mr. Newton
for the gift and putting up of a sigi
board; Mrs. Miot, $2; Mrs. J. Smith
$2; a gentleman, $20: Mr. Agnew
for a pair of very fine large scissors
Mr. Woodrow, for a quantity of larg*
sheet paper, for cutting patterns
Messrs. Pratt & Brothers, of Phils
delphia, for a package of very supe
rior needles; Messrs. Hunter ant
Tozor, for their orders for making
flour sacks; Mr. Symmers, for twe
packing boxes and marking of thc
same; Mr. Stanley, for packing ano
preparing two boxes for transporta
tion; Mr. Bedell, for a nice large
papor box; and last, but not least,
our very kind friend the Phoenix, whe
has always gratuitously done om
printing and to whom we owe mud:
of our success.
DEATH OP HENRY TIMROD.-It is
with unfeigned regret and sorrow
that we make the announcement of
the death of our young and gifted
friend, Henry Timrod, Esq. His
chaste- and sweet writings have won
for him a wide-spread reputation, as
atnie poet; an A not only was this
meed awarded to bim in his nativo
State and section, but by the compe?
tent critics and lilerateurs of other
portions of the country. They have
often deservedly elicited the praise of
the writers for . Northern literary
journals, and hil accorded to him the
spirit and genius of genuine poetry.
Mr. Ti m road was born in December,
1830, in the city of Charleston, and
consequently was thirty-eight years
of age at the time of his death. His
father was likewise well known to the
literary mea of his day as a poet of
no ordinary ability, aud his writings
are preserved in several standard
In private life, Mr. Timrod, by his
gentle and courteous manners, had
won the esteem and affection of all
who could claim his friendship, and
he leaves many friends, who will
mourn bis early demise. In all the
relations of life, he was exemplary in
conduct; and notwithstanding the
rode und adverse buildings of for?
tune which has fallen to the lot of
many in the dark days of the imme?
diate past, (and before which many
thought his gentle spirit wonld have
yielded,) he still maintained his
serenity of temper and that patient
fortitude which are tho true charac?
teristics of the Christian and the
man. - Our sympathies are extended
to his bereaved family, and may He
who has smitten support and comfort
them. The funeral will take place
this afternoon, at 4 o'clock, at Tri?
In connection with this brief and
imperfect notice, we subjoin the last
effusion of this young Carolina poet.
These sad lines bear the impress of
genius, while, at the same time, they
manifest that faith and fortitude
which bore up the writer in all his
trials and throughout his suffering
IN MEMORIAM-U ARRIS SIMONS.
True Christian, tonder husband, gentle
A stricken household mourus thee, but
Is Heaven's gain and thine; npon the
God hangs the crown, the pinion and the
And thou hast won them alli Could we
To quench that diadom'a celestial light.
To hush thy song and stay thy heaven?
Because we miss thee by this autumn fire?
Ah nol ah nol Chant on! soar onl reign on!
For wo are botter-thou art happier
And haply from the splendor of thy throne,
Or haplv from the echoes of thy psalm,
Something may fall upon us like tho
To which thou shalt hereafter welcome
FrvE CENTS.-The price of single
copies of the Phonix is five cents, and
purchasers are requested to pay no
more for them. We are informed
that some of the news-boys charge
ten. This is an imposition, as the
papers are supplied to them at a rate
sufficiently low to warrant their being
disposed of at five cents a copy.
Bead Udolpho Wolfe's advertise?
ments in to-day's paper.
Nsw ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for tho firet
McKenzie's-Just Received, Ac.
Mrs. S. A. Smith-Opona This Day.
Mrs. McCormick-New Goods.
Fisher <t Heinitah-Fancy Goods.
Money Lost-Leave it at This Office.
I. Sulzbaober-Tribute of Respect.
C. F. JACKSON is receiving gooda regu?
larly every week. They are woll seleotod
and sold at low rates. Call and soe them.
No house solis goods cheaper than ho docs.
REGISTRATION IN VIRGINIA. -Below
we give numbers of votes registered
in each city and county of tho State
at the first registration under the re?
construction law. It was received
too late to make out an accurate
footing up of the totals. The aggre?
gate is in thc neighborhood of 210,000
votes. We have prepared a table of
majorities, from whioh it appears
that the whites have a majority of
12,658 in the State.
In English factories, during the
half year ending with the close of
April last, there were 2,390 acci?
dents. Forty-four of these cases re?
sulted fatally, and moro than COO
persons had fractured limbs, or else
Lad to have them amputated.
Tho only fruit which grows in
every climate is the strawberry. It
is thc only fruit which, somewhere ou
the earth, is picked every day the