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Wednesday Morning, March25,1868
Tn? Response of tile People.
Tho election's of last year wero a
response on the patt of the people of
the 60-oallod loyal States, to the re?
construction policy of Congress, in?
volving, at that time, only ah antici?
pated elevation of tho blacks to n
position of political supremacy in
tho South. If tho charges then
made by tho Democrats had not
been founded on deductions so cloar
that the popular intellect could not
rofuso to accept them, they would
have boon regarded as nothing more
than tho ordinary utterances of par
tizan opposition. If the country
had not thoroughly comprehended
the inevitable results of tho Congres?
sional policy, and as thoroughly con?
demned it, there would havo boen no
reason to abandon tho party which
was in tho majority and which claimed
to represent tho "loyal sentiment of
tho nation/' But tho consequences
of tho reconstruction polioy wero so
clearly foreseen, that tho current of
opinion was turned violently against
the party by which that policy had
been contrived. The effects on the
publio mind were seen in the elec?
tions occurring during tho year 1807,
from tho oponing Democratic victory
in Connecticut to the dosing tri?
umphs in New York and Now Jersey.
This expression of opinion was a
protest simply against tho plan of
reconstruction devised by Congress
-against negro supremacy, military
despotism and practical disunion. If
Congress had regarded these warn?
ings, and receded from the objec?
tionable plan which had been adopt?
ed, it is possible that tho Republicans
might have recovered their lost
ground. But the radicals had com?
mitted themselves to this plan of
reconstruction, not only as a measure
of publio importance, but of party
necessity. The logic of tho situa?
tion required them, therefore, to go
forward; because to go back would
have jeopardized that supremacy
which they have resolved to maintain
in spito of public opinion expressed
through the voico of the majority.
Such a course implies, on their part,
a continually widening departure
from the wishes of tho country, and
a continually augmenting opposition
on tbo part of tho public. It in?
volves n final collision, in ono form
or other, with public opinion; be?
cause it leads, necessarily, lo the
adoption of expedients for suppress?
ing the will of the majority. Just as
the people last year foresaw tho con?
sequences of the Reconstruction
Acts to bo negro supremacy, military
tyranny and perpetual standing
armies, they now foresee tho conse?
quences of radical party policy in
the erection of a permanent Congres?
sional despotism, contrived by legis?
lative strategy, and supported by
forco. Just as last year the people
responded to the Reconstruction
Acts, by overthrowing the Republi?
can party in tho elections, they are
now responding to tho radical party
policy, by electing Democratic can?
didates in all the cities and towns
that hold elections. The effects ol
the Stantou-Orant controversy, and
of tho flagitious impeachment of thc
President, the Now Orleuus Crescent
thinks, are seen in the results ol
more than a dozen elections in ns
many cities and towns at the North.
All this shows that tho division be?
tween the Republican party and tin
people is growing broader and deeper
and it indicates that if that part]
succeed in maintaining thoir power,
thoy will havo to devise some inethoc
of suppressing public opinion at th<
North, us well as at the South,
Philadelphia is assessed on $415,
500,UO? on real estate.
MB. EDITOR: There is a loud call
from tho sea-board to the mountains
to organize, organize-form Demo?
cratic clubs und avert, i? possible,
tho evils which threaten UB. This is
all very well, but tho people of > South
Oaroliua have never been accustomed
to such measures. Heretofore, thoy
havo generally left politics to tho
lending men of the State; conse?
quently, they are slow about forming
clubs, or falling iuto ranks and act?
ing for themselves.
There is no time now to organize, !
if wo wish to vote for or against tho
now Constitution. Perhaps the best
thing that can bo done to promoto
unity of actiou, will be for tho central
club, at Columbia, to invite a delega?
tion of leading conservativo mon
from each District in the State, to
meet on a certain early day at the
capital and settle on tho course of
action to be pursued.
1. Lot this convention adviso the
people as to thc voto on the new
2. As thero may bo a majority in
favor of tho new Constitution, let
this convention of delegates nomi?
nate conservative candidates for Go?
vernor, Lioutenant-Goveruor, ?fcc,
in opposition to the candidates no?
minated by the Club-Houso Conven?
tion of Charleston.
3. Lot this Columbia convention
determine on the policy to be adopt?
ed with reference to tho negro. It
is impossible to ignore tho negro as
a member of tho body politic. His
right to voto must be conceded, and
his vote must be controlled, if we
would succeed either iu rejecting the
new Constitution, or in electing our
own citizens to fill the State and
Doubtless the best way to secure
the negro vote and his influence in
favor of the whites, is for tho large
landholders to offer him a homestead
of say forty, fifty or 100 acres, at a
reasonable price, with sever? or ten
years to pay for it; on condition that
ho would provo true to tho South.
Tho negro longs for "forty acres and
a mule," and the farmer who has
land could have his tenants around
him, laboring for him while paying
I for their land; and, as a general
! thing, he would bo able to control
the vote of these tonauts. They
would save his laud from being sold
"While the North is calling for
foreign immigrants, and making libe?
ral offers to them, why not make tho
same offers to our owu poor whites,
who aro destitute of laud, and who
fought bravely during the war? or to
tho poor blacks, who woro truo to ns
during our conflict, or who may
provo themselves truo in tho present
emergency? If tho convention, of
which we speak, is called, lot it cou
vene say on the last day of March or
tho 1st of April. Not a day is to be
MK. EDITOR: Tho election of mem?
bers to tho Geueral Assembly having
been ordered to bo held throughout
the State, on tho litb, 15th und loth
proximo, I ask the privilege of a
small space in your sterling paper for
the purpose of nominating Dr. E. S.
J. Hayes, our former Representative,
as a candidate (eminently deserving
tho confidence of tho peoplo of
Lexington District.) for State Senator.
The Doctor's course while a member
of tho Legislature in 1805-06, on the
question of the iudobtedness of tho
people and kiudrod issues, and his con?
sistent action with tho relief party,
sufficiently attest his devotion to tho
best interests of an oppressed con?
stituency; and his persistent zeal to
mitigate, as far as possiblo, tho suf?
ferings entailed by a long and disas
I trous war. Tho fidelity with which
be served us in the past isa sufficient
guarantee Unit wo may trust him in
? lin fn?nr?
? FORMER CONSTITUENT.
FATAL OCODRBRNOB.-Thomas No?
land, seaman, attached to the ship
Missouri, foll from tho forward part
of that vessel overboard, as she was
proceeding to sea, bound to Boston,
on Monday, before daylight. As
nothing could bo seen of him aftor
tho occurrence, it is feared that ho
struck tho anchor or some other part
of the ship in falling, by which he
was rendered insensible, and was
drowned before ho could recover
from tho effect of the blow.
Died, on. tho 2lBt instant, DULA, only
daughter of Professor and Mrs. John
LoOonte;' aged twenty-five yoara.
MST Savannah Advertiser will please
AGOOD COOK. None need apply un?
less they can como well recommended.
Apply qt this office._March 25
STULTZ'S celebrated PANCAKE TO?
BACCO kept constantly on hand, end
for sale bv JOHN STORK & SONS.
March 25 2?
Bacon Sides, Hams and Lard.
30,000 lbs. BACON SIDES.
2,000 lbs. Btlgar-curcd HAMS.
1,000 lbs. LAUD. For sale by
IC. O'NEALE & SON, Cotton Town.
IHAVE just received my supply of line
SPRING GOODS, consisting of Cloths,
Caasimeres, Ac, which will bo made np in
the latest stvles, at ?hort notioo.
J. P. EISENMANN,
Marnii 25 lmrt _Merohant Tailor.
NEW SPRING STOCK.
THE undorsigned would respectfully
inform his friends, and tho public ge?
nerally, that his SPRING STOCK of Cas?
simeres, Ac.? is now In, and he is prepared
to CUT and MAKE UP, in the latest style,
all order? for suite that may bo left with
him. Patronage dolioitcd.
C. D. EBER?ARDT,
_March_25 nt _Merchant Tailor:
E. E. JACKSON'S DRUG STORE.
E. E. JACKSON'S DRUG STORE.
March 23 2
IT IS H?R?T
"FLOR DE MAYO,"
"FLOR DE MAYO,"
E. E. JACKSON'S
E. E. JACKSON'S
March 23_ 2
The Industrial School.
THF. above liCHOOL, on Arsenal Hill,
resumed instructions oil MONDAY, the
23d. Tho services of a competent Teacher
bciug secured, all who desire an educa?
tion, and instruction in Needle-work, .vc,
can do so by immediato application.
Ternis moderate. Those who arc not able
to pay will have the privilege of un educa?
tion and allowed the u.-e of books, slate,
?te., so as to give them evtrv opportunity
to attend the School. ' March 21
ICED SODA WATER?"
TI IK subscriber has opened his SODA
WATER SALOON opposite the Phoe?
nix office He invites his friends and tho
publie generally lo oall upon lum.
March 10 l<\ A. SCHNEIDER.
111IE HOUSE and LOT on Richland
. street, occupied ut pr?sent by Capt.
lt. D. Semi. Inquire at Oflice "of the
Southern Express Company. Mureil 18
Income Tax on Express, Telegraph
and Railroad Companies.
BY General Orders No. ISO, Headquar?
ters Second .Military Dist riet, Charles?
ton, S. C., December 3, 18Ti7, tho follow?
ing provisions aro made, viz: "From Ibo
receipts of Express or other transporta?
tion companies, earned within tho limits
of tho State, one dollar on every hundred
dollars; and from tho receipts of Tele?
graph Companies, caned within the limits
of the Stato, two und one-half dollars on
ovory hundred dollars; on tho gross in?
comes of all Railroads, (jot exempted by
law,) from earnings within tho State, ono
dollar on every hundred dollars; all taxes
on incomes imposed by tho provisions of
this Act shall have reference to the amount
of such income re .lived between tho 1st
day of January, 1867, and tho 1st day of
Jauuary, 1868, and all such income tax
shall bo due and pavablo tm or before thc
31st day of March,*18C8; that H o tax on
Railroad Companies, Express Companies
and Telegraph Companies, shad bo re?
turned to and paid directly into tho Trea?
sury of tho State; and this return shall bo
Taxes specified above aro now duo for
tho year 1867, and first quarter of 1868.
The proper officers of Ufe respectivo Com?
panies will please come forward and ren?
der in their returns, and make payment
without delay, in accordance with tho pro?
visions abovo recited. WM. HOOD,
Treasurer State of South Cand?na.
March 21 ti
3BARRELS just received and for salo
by tho gallon or barrel, by
March 91 OK< K s YMMERS.
MUSHROOM, Soda, Trenton Butter,
Toa Crackers, Jumbles, Ac. for Halo
by GEO. SYMMEBS.
MASS MEETING.-We have beor? re?
quested to state that a meeting of
tue citizens of Richland, is called
at Calisthenic Hall, on Thursday
next, at IQ o'clock, to form a District
Association, for the ipurpose of co?
operating with the National Union
Democratic party of tho United
The H. Y. M. Dramatics gave un
other entertainment last night, in
Jauney's Hall, and showed decided
improvement on their previous ef?
forts. As thc persouators get used to
the "boards," their diffidence wears
off, anet they "speak out"-the great?
est difficulty to be. overcome. The
jig dancing was excellent, and was
REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS. - A mcet
I ing of the Richland Republican No?
minating Convention was held yester?
day afternoon, for the purpose o?
selecting candidates for tho State
Legislature, which resulted as fol?
lows: For Senator-Beverly Nash,
(colored.) Representatives-C. M.
Wilder, S. D. Thompson, iEaop
Goodson, (colored,) M. J. Calnan,
(white.) Tho latter, we aro author?
ized to state, was ?ot a candidate and
declines the nomination.
THE TABLEAUX LAST NIOHT.-A<
was expected, Calisthenic Hall wa;
filled-crammed and packed-las
night. The lady participants lookec
their sweetest, and tho gentlemei
were as solemn as possible, under tin
circumstances. The following repre
sentntions appeared to be the favor
ites: "Morto d'Arthur," and "i
Dream of Fair Women," from Ten
nyson's poems; "Coriolanus befor
the Gates of Rome," and tho "Mar
riage a la Mode;" "Taking the Oath'
required no explanation-many o
those present understanding, fror
bitter experience, the idea intender
to be conveyed. As tho affair prove?
Ro very successful, it has beeu detei
mined to repeat it on Mouday even
ing next, for the benefit of th
"Ladies' Memorial Association."
Tin: DROWNED MAN.-It was no
Until Monday evening that Corone
Walker, assisted by thc militar
authorities, succeeded in recoverin
thc dead body from tho river, r<
ferred to in Sunday's Phoenix, A
inquest was held yesterday, and
verdict of death from drowning re:
tiered. The deceased was a fin?
looking youug man, of about twenty
eight years of age, six feet for
inches high, black hair and whisker
and would weigh about 1G0 pound:
He is believed to have been ono <
the parties drowned about t\\
months ago, from tho upsetting of
boat. The body of thc unfortunal
man was decently interred. Tl
third body, it is reported, was ree
vered a day or two ago, about twei
ty-five miles down tho river.
TUE TRIAL OE MAJOR LEE.-Tl
Special Commission of Inquiry a
pointed by order of Gen. Cunby,
examino into and report upon tl
charges of cruel and harsh treatmei
of convicts, by Major Thomas ]
Leo, tho Superintendent of the pei
tentiary, convon&d in Jaunoy's Ha
yesterday morning. Cols. Judd ai
Gnenthor and Capt. Chester compo
Lim eouiUiisaioo. ? number ot WJ
068868 were examined, and tho on
testimony adduced was rather favc
able than otherwise to Major Le
Tho punishment complained of w
tho samo as is daily inflicted on tl
regnlar soldiers. Ono witness stab
that he was forced to got up early
tho morning and work all day-up<
inquiry, it was found that his se
tence was bard labor; but ho a
peared to think that the institutii
was a first class hotol-where o
could lie abed all day, if ho felt
disposed. A letter was received from
au individual in Cbarlostou, whoso
name was attached to tho potition;
lie stated that he Enow nothing about
tho penitentiary! and only signed the
petition to Gen. Cunby at tho re?
quest of a friend. Ono member of
the Richland delegation summed up
his objections in a few words-"To
tho victor belonged the spoils;" the
Republican party was in tho majori?
ty, and those who belonged to it were
cutitled to the offices. The trial will
bc continued several days--as moro
than a hundred witnesses arc to be
MAIL AKHANOKMUNTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8J.<
a. m. to G p. in. On Sundays, from
1 to 2)4 p. m.
Tho Charleston and Western mulls
are Open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
10Ls a. m., closes at 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5}4
d. m., closes at 8 p. m.
S?BW AnVKRTI.sKMIINTS.- AtiCUl .Ol) lu Call?
ed L>\ the following advcriisume-nts, pnb
lislicd this tnortriug Pur tho arm Mme:
lt. O'Nealo A Hon-Bacon, Hams, Lard.rj
E. E. Jackson-It Is Hero, ?Vc.
J. F. Eisenmann-Spring Goods.
Apply at This Office-Cook Wanted.
1). C. Peixotto ?V Son-Auction .Salo.
Jacob Levin-Auction Sale.
C. D. Eberhardt-New Spring Stock.
John Stork Si Sou-Pancake Tobacco.
Trotting Stallion Danville.
THE fast trotting Stallion DAN
fftSsL VILLE, will stand this season at
rTli COLUMBIA, affording a rare op?
portunity to parties desirous of improving
tho sneed of their stock. Danville is a
dark bay horse, \L\ bands high, largo
bone, well musclod, and with lino atylo and
action. His dam was Messenger Stock,
and sire a Morgau Horse. Ho has trotted
iu 2.38$ to wagon, in Baltimore. Danville
will also bo sent a part of thc season to
NEWBERRY, CHESTER, W1NNSBORO
and GADSDEN. Terms, for tho season,
$25 in advance. For further particulars,
applv to tho undersigned at Columbia,
^larch 24_8. SHERIDAN.
THIS thorough-bred imported
Horse will make tho eusuing
^Spring Season at his Stables, at
.tho COLUMBIA RACE COURSE,
two miles East of Columbia.
Aysgarth is a dark browu, sixteen hands,
fino form, great power ami action, and was
sired l>y Baruton - dam by Inheritor; her
dam Gin, by Jupiter, out of Princess
Fruima, by l?eme nbraucc; l'arutou's dam,
Martha Lynn, by Mulatto; her (Um Leda,
by Felho tia puta Treasure, by Cauiillus.
Terms, $'25 per season, payable at end of
service; $50 per Insurance. Groom's fcc $1.
March '21 Imo? NATHAN DAVIS.
^-x THE above HOTEL, of
LXJ modern construction, with
all tho conveniences of tho
_ibest Northern Hotels, has
recently cnangt-d bands, and is now con?
ducted by T. S. NICKLKSON, of tho
Planters' Hotel, Augusta; National Hotel,
Atlanta, and Nickel-son Houac, Columbia,
S. c. y
Tho furniture throughout is of thc most
elegant description, the rooms scrupu?
lously clean and well Ventilated, and tho
attendance is equalled by nono iu thc
Trawlers stopping at tho above Hotel
will find tho comforts and conveniences of
their own bon>?8.
Tho Proprietor pledges himself that
every dolicaoy afforded either by Northern
or Southern markets, will bo ci instant ly
supplied to bis tablo.
SAVANNAH, GA., March 19, 1803.
March 24_ Imo
2FIRKINS Strictly Choice Orange Coun?
ty BU PTER,
1,000 lbs. Sugar-cured Strips,
3 tierces Extra Sugar-cured Hams,
Standard and Fancy Groceries received
daily, and guaranteed first class in quali?
ty and reasonable m price.
' March 21 GEO. BYMMEBB.
MCKENZIE'S SALOON is now OPEN
for tho season. Greenfield's Row,
corner Main and Lady streets.
m HE STORE, on Main street, formerly
X occupied tv T. W. Radcliff''. Apply
t,, R O 1MDEHH?S
March 3 Agent.
ANO. 2. SINGER'S SEWING MA?
CHINE, largest Sizo, at 25 per cent,
below tho Now York cost price.
Great bargains can also bc made ak my
store. For particulars apply at
? SAMUEL PISERS.
Opposite J. C. Dial's Hardware Store.
State Bills Receivable.
STATE OK SOUTH CAROLINA BILLS
RECEIVABLE on hand. Partios ro
ciuiring samo to pay taxes can bo nnppHed
by J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Scrofula, or King's Kvll, \0 cured by
using Uciniksh'a Quot n's Dolight.