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8?nday Morning, Maf?h 29, 1868>
Io considering the question of tho
removal of disabilities imposed minn
tho Southern people, there is a pre?
valent error in the supposition that
.rebellion constitutes any difficulty in
the "Wuy. It matters not what a man
bas done; indeed, tho nearer his
achievements in the war on tho side of
.the Confederacy cam? to heroism, tho
more readily will ho bo relieved and
enrolled among the "emancipated."
The only requirement will be that
the application for relief shall havo
become a convert to radicalism-shall
'have joined tho party in power, and
pledged .himself to co-operate in forc?
ing upon his country the destructive
measures of reconstruction, passed
by Congress. Indeed, his whole
pledge and undertaking is to give his
influence and vote to curtailing the
bights of his white fellow-citizens,
.and to enlarging and multiplying I
those of tho blacks. Tho Richmond
Dispatcli asserts that any man who
arill make this pledge, can be relieved
of all his disabilities in a little while.
Indeed, bad the people of the South
immediately after tho war, joined the
radical party, negroes would not havo
boon made voters, it is generally con?
ceded. In this connection, the Wil?
mington Journal says with force and
justice, that the time bas now come
-when good men must not and cannot
.afford to sacrifice the right to voto to
.a natural and commendable repug- J
Inaurte to mingle in the motley and j
disreputable concourse around tho ,
polls. The vote of every decent mun j
is now of the utmost importance, and
a failure to uso tho franchise now,
may result in inability to do so in tho
.riitare. See to it, that none entitled j
to register fail to do so. A white ;
man who voluntarily disfranchises
.himself in this crisis, is uh enemy to ?
The Democratic Club of Richland ;
District respectfully invito a conven?
tion of delegates from all tho Dis-;
tricts of the State, to bo held at
Gregg's Hall, in this city, on Thurs- |
dsy, the 2d of April next, at half-past
7 o'clock P. M. A full representation
is earnestly desired.
J. P. THOMAS,
F. w. MCMASTER,
W. C. SWAFFIELD,
The gentlemen elected Vice-Presi
.dents of tho Democratic Club of
Richland District, are requested to
report to the President of the club,
in Columbia, at their earliest con ve- j
nience. It.O'NEALE, Ju., S.?c y.
-4 ? #> ?-1
We have curious ways of legislat- :
ing in this country. Although Con?
gress has refused to ratify the pur?
chase of Alaska or appropriate the
money to pay for it, yet a bill has
already been introduced into the;
Senate for its government, pura- !
mount among the provisions of
which is the immediate despatch to '
their posts of tho tax collectors.
From appearances, we doubt whether
the inhabitants of that country will '
ever appreciate the value of the
change, and may regard the luxury |
as over dear. Liberty in this conn- j
try is, after all, as the New Orleans [
Times intimates, the ssmc iii '
Russia and nil othor countries-"tho
right to livo and pay taxes"-only
with ns tho latter right strangely
Western papers report a remarkable !
phenomenon at Scottville, Illinois.
In digging in several localities near
that place, a depth of fivo or six feot,
fire breaks out, and continues blaz?
ing. The citizens aro puzzled and
.uncomfortable about it.
. Tableaux are pictures. The arts
of design, of painting and sculp?
ture, take rank after poesy, winch in
ita inmost spirit is prophecy, whose
end is to paint for ns the scones of a
better tvcr?d. l? Ibutop?, a necessary
part of high education and culture is
to travel, and an important object of
travel is to see and study the works
of the great artists, whose immortal
creations have thrown a divine au
I reola around the.laud of the Ciesars.
j What crowds are ever pouring
j through the galleries of tho TJflizzi
j and the Vatican, where the gods of
ancient Bellas still demand from the
human heart that reverence for the
beautiful, which, combiued with love
of country, wat, tho religion of the
Greeks. And there is in beauty
something to be reverenced-some?
thing to be worshipped-something
akin to the divine, bi causo it lifts up
the soul from the earth, and things
earthy, to that region of which it is
tho type and symbol. The world
was not finished till God bad plauted
a Paradise for man, "and out of the
ground made Jehovah God to grow
every treo that is beautiful io the sight
and good for food," thoa1 stamping
forever with the divino impress
things of beauty, as well as tboso of
"A. thing of beauty ia a joy forover,
Itu loveliness increasing, it will never
Fade into nothingness.
Wo cannot all travel-we caunot
all behold the immortal creations of
tho Greek chisel, which served to in?
spire those great thoughts of heart
that made of barren Attica and sea
washed Athenre the lund of song for?
ever-we cannot feel our hearts burn?
ing in us, as wc stand before the al?
most celestial splendors caught uud
transferred to canvas, by tho genius
of Raffaello and Goreggio. But if too
poor to travel as pilgrims to the
shriues of art, or to tearaway from
Italy her pictured glories, yet aro we
rich-rich in fair women, pure and
lovely as tho types of Bellen ian
beauty-lovely as any white-armed
maidens that ever dipped their feet
in clear I.lysaus, or gathered flowers
from Taygetns for Orthio Artemis.
Wo have the means of bringiug be?
fore us pictures ns beautiful us any
that adorn the walls of the Borghevi
or Soiarri, aud it requires but tho
conception aud aid of plastic genius
and experience, snob as we had ex?
hibited in the Tuesday evening's pic
tures, to summon the mighty g?mii
of art with bis wand of enchantment.
We confess to surprise, aa well as ad?
miration, nt tho exhibition. Ordinari?
ly, tableaux vivants are ordinary
things, for tasto in the arraying and
arrangement, with u knowledge of
the illusory powers of .scenic repre?
sentation, is the genius that inspires
tho artist. Again, tho pictures are
generally seen too near, and there is
no power to produce illusion. The
imagination should have fill! play,
and when Iphigenia is led to the
sacrifice, or Volmnuiu appeals to ber
son, we should not inquire or know
who is tbe beautiful Ipbinnassa, (as
Bonier calls her,) or who that noble
looking Roman matron, appealing to
Vic orlons power in behalf of what,
after God, is the holiest thing in the
universe; our country-our country
which nourishes mid protects us
which blesses us with kind aud bene?
ficent laws, and which gently leads
us with niaternnl hand along the
ways of truth and honor to a higher
citizenship in a better laud, of which
she is or should bo tho true and per?
fect type; for none other can possibly
be our mother-country-none other
Nor would we have the "Pair Wo?
men," nor those "Three Queens," noi
yet tboso "Spirits of Peace," pass oui
of the realms of fancy. If it had beer
possible, they should not have de
sceuded to the audience, or descend
ed, like tho Goddesses of Poesy,
veiled and hidden from our niorta
sight. Prom about midway of tin
ball and back, after the extinction ol
the li?i>t.?i in thc audience, ino illa
sion wns perfect, sud wo have nol
tiuio nor space allowed us to do jus
tico to each beautiful picture as il
flashed upon the sight. When tlx
curtain first rose upon tho barge ol
tho dying Arthur nud tboso thre<
"Put forth their hands and took tho'kim;
we felt that our "fair womon" boc
achieved a great success.
Wo next had tho beautiful li ttl?
I scene, in Prospero's cavo, of Fordi
nnud and Miranda, discovered nt
chess by their fathers. Then carne the
sleeping queen-once mighty, now
fallen and unfortunate. But in her
sleep comes a vision of hope and
peace, and she smiles, exteuding her
hand toward those blessed sui ri ts
Auguisu returns to ber waking
"Saw ye not, even sow. a blessed troop,
-wlio?e bright faccg
Cast thousand beams upon mo like the sun?
They promised me happiness!
Spirits of peace,, where are ye? Are ; e all
And leave me hero in wretchedness behind
We thought of that dethroned queen
in whose polluted capital we sut.
If it was difficult to arrange tho
vision of Katharine of An-.igou,
from tho want of uctiou and the uni?
formity of drosses, still moro so must
havo boen the Dream of Fair Wo?
men-owing to the want of connon- j
tion between pcr.souugcs separated j
by centuries und having uo common '
bond except beauty. The difficulty
iu the case amounted simply to im?
possibility; for although the hand of
genius wa? visible everywhere in the
plotting, so as at the proper point to
seize und photograph a scene express?
ing and representing emotion, what
could bo done in this case? But he
had "fairness" sufficient, aud there
was nothing to complain of iu tho
costumes. Speaking of costumes,
what a perfect mvquise de l'ancien
regime was the Bride iu Murringo a la
mode. And let UH not forget tho pretty
chocolate girl. Every one of those
roytish, beer-drinking young devils
is in lovo with her-particularly that
good-looking youth sitting on tho
table nearest tho lights. Ho is u ,
prince in disguise, and will marry I
her afterwards. .
Tho last scene is a copy after
Bogers' group in New York. There
was, after the wnr, stationed, wo be?
lieve, at Norfolk, a certain Gonentl
Wylde, or Wilde, who was allowed
by tho fates to strut and fret his hour
upou tho stage, and then bo heard
no more-to be heard of questionless
hereafter along with others, we might
mention, us we hear of Haynau und
Jeffreys and Judge Impey. Ho was
commanded by the Government to
throw open the public stores to the
hungry; but he spiritualized his
charity by tho refinement of an oath.
The starving widow then', alone in
tho world, weak, helpless, is made to j
lay her baud upon the book-aye, j
upon His covenant of mercy-iud to |
swear not to rebel against t he United
Stub's, before- th is good Samaritan of
the Phillips 'Behool eau dole out his
little oil and wino to the ragged
child and its motlier. One of the
little "wards of tho nation," sooty
but well-fed-one of the "pretty
chickens" of Government-looks on, i
grinning at "progress." What an?
guish, capable of being felt only hy?
the noble and the gentle, who have
fallen to want from no fault of theirs;
what despair, as cd' her who, in one
fell swoop, had lost husband, homo
and country, mixed with a proud, in?
dignant scorn, was written on that
fair face, lighted up with the fires
which bumed in the heart of her
great ancestor, Patrick Henry, when
hi- raised his right hand and swore an
oath of rebellion against the British
Government, for garrisoning Boston
in time of peace und ruling the colo?
nies of New England by milifarv law.
When a young lady takes to sing?
ing sentimental songs, is fond of
being alone, (or with one other,) ad?
mires the deep blue sky, and is espe?
cially taken with thc evening stars
ind other heavenly bodies, it eau
safely bo judged that not only her
eye and intellect are under gentle
excitation, but also that other organ,
commonly known as the heart. Her
cure will generally be assured by ii
course of matrimony beguu early and
pursued with patience and perse?
THE OHNATK STYIJR OK WRITING-.
Tho journalists of Oberlin, Ohio, call
a barber 'a tonsorial professor;" win
tor is spoken of as "Mr. J. Frost;" u
surprise party is entitled "an amica?
ble invasion;" burglars are dubbed
"modern adepts," nod tho public
speaking iu the college is called
"The Monthly Rhetorical." After
this, as Thackeray used to say, "tulk
about your Moino writiug.' "
An enamored swa?n at Jackson,
Miss., urging his snit with tears,
asked his cruel mistress to put hint
to any proof of his devotion. Tho
cruel mistress told him if ho really
wished to pie,iso her, ho could do so
by emulating tho OK implo of Ser?
geant Bates. Ho took tho hiut and
Tho President and Board of Ma?
nagers of tho Ladies' Industrial As?
sociation, of this city, gladly and
gratefully accord to the lady manager
tiimr ?ineere^snd ?ppr?omtivb tlnums
for her zealous efforts and valuable
assislaueo in getting up the tasteful
and imposing tableaux for tho benefit
of the Ladies'Industrial Association,
which yielded h?r the handsome
amount of $2'2~). Wo cannot praise
too highly the generous and earnest
efforts of the ladies aud gentlemen
whose taste, zeal and grace, have
characterized a success so rarely at?
tained. Wo have the testimony of
those who witnessed their economical
drudgery in tho preparation of their
cheerful and graceful work, and the
public were amazed and gratified nt
the gorgeous and beautiful result.
They also beg leave to tender their
sincere thanks to Mr. A. Lee, for the
use of bis hall and the great interest
and liberal assistance rendered tho
ladies in getting np their decorations.
They also acknowledge the liberal
donation of gus by their much es?
teemed friend, Maj. Stanley; and
many thanks to our indubitable
friend, tho Phoenix, for programmes,
We see these ladies and gentlemen
aro still willing to extend their beue
volont projects, and have offered an?
other exhibition for the benefit of
tho Memorial Association. Let not
their appeal be in vain.
THE DISTRICT NOSTINATINQ CON?
VENTION*.-The radical convention to
make nominations for members of
the Legislature an<L for District of?
ficers for Charleston and Berkeley
Districts, met at 7 p. m., Thursday,
and adjourned at 6 a. m., yesterday.
The session was somewhat stormy,
and at the timo of adjournment, ouly
the following nominations hud been
BERKELEY-Senator-Major D. T.
Corbin, United States District At?
torney. Representatives-F. J. Moses,
jr., white; W. H. Gray, colored;
George Lee, colored; Abram Smith,
colored; Reuben Toinlinson, white;
Samuel Johnson, colored; Edward
Mick, colored? Stephen Brown, co?
lored; Win. Jervey, colored.
CHARLESTON.-Senator- ll. H. Cain,
colored. Representatives-lt. C. De
Largo, A. J. ll insior, Dr. B. A. Bose
luan, W. J. lirodie, Wm. McKinlay
and J. B. Wright, colored. ; Maj. J.
Ii. Dennis, J. H. Junks and Kev. K.
II. Jackson, white.
Last night the con vention re-assem?
bled to make nominations for Sheriff,
Clerk of the Court, Coroner, and
other District officers. T. Hurley
and E. W. Rt. Mackey were under?
stood to bo candidates for Sheriff,
A. C. Richardson for Clerk of the
(Joint, and W. R. Iloit for Coroner.
By 12 o'clock last, night the con?
vention had succeeded io making the
following nominations: For Sheriff,
E. W. M. Mackey; Clerk of the
Court, A. 0. Richmond; for Coroner,
Timothy Hurley. - Charleston News.
A mongrel is a chap that would
Be a pure negro, if he could;
But, ns he can't, does all bo can
To prove to all that be's no white niau.
ON and lifter RI \Illili 28, there will bi?
no LOCAL PREIQHTH received lur
PENDLETON and W ALHALLA until the
brides over U' cky River is rebuilt, in
which caso duo notice will be Riven.
IL H. WALTON,
Mundi 'JO .1 General Agent.
House-; Furnishing Goods
ALARGEand varied assort
. mont nf useful articles in tho
ibovti lim-, just rcceivod and fur
<alo at HTANLEY'S
Al arch 29 1 China Hall.
A.'. F.'. M.*.
A TITE dedication of tho now MA
m^^SONIC HALL will take place Oil
rUEKDAY AFTERNOON, tho 31st
m.-t.nit. The Uaaonie ceremonies will
com menee nt 4 o'clock P. M.
The procession will be formed at half
paul 3 o'clock, at the Hall of tho I. O. U.
F., under thu direction of the Orana Mar?
Tho Masonic fraternity will meet nt .1
o'clock P. M., in tho Hall of tho t. O. O. F.
Slater Lodges, aud all affiliated Masons,
aro particularly invited lo join their breth?
ren of ibis city on that occasion.
Tho fraternity will appear in dark color?
ed clothes and whit?- gio/es.
Tickets for the dedication cao ho ob?
tained from tho Masters of mtv Lodges.
Tickets for tito Masonic banquet may he
had from ihe Committeo.
liv order of
lit)A RI) OF TRUSTEES, A. F. M.
Ilc.lnlirth'n quern** DeM-jht, for Tet
tcr, Pimples, "notches, and Eruptions on
Wo have boen requested, by tho
President of tho colored fire comp^
uy, to caution the citizens against,
making r.?y cpbti'ib?tiion? ior tho
company, except to Ca>sar Lowndes,
John Thomas, or John Dennison.
SPARTANBUBO AND UNION RAIXROAD.
Au extra train will be run over thia
road, connecting with the Greenville
Railroad, for che accommodation of
delegates to the Columbia Conven?
Wo return our thanks to Mr. Presi?
dent Jeter, for a complimentary
ticket over his road.
IlEiiioiotrs SERVICES Tins DAY.
Trinity Church-Kev. P. J. Shaud.
ector, 10"l<> a. m. and 3 p. tu.
Presbyterian Church-Kev. W. E.
Boggs, pastor, 10}? a. m. and 7 p. in.
St. Peter's (Jlmrch-Kev. J. J.
O'Connell, Pastor, 10 u. m. und 3 p. m.
Washington Street Chapel-Kev.
D. J. Simons, lfjjg a. m.; Rev. Wm.
Martin, 31.' p. ni.
Marion Street Church-Rev. S. H.
Brown, 10.'?? a. m. and p. m.
Rev. D. J. Simons, 3?o p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Kev. A.
R. Rude, 10K a- m.
Baptist Church-Kev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, 1(3!i n. in.
Sooner or Later. By Shirley Brooks,
authorof "The Silver Cord," "The
Gordian Kuot," etc. New York.
Harper and Bros. 18C8.
The Euglish press has nearly un?
animously pronounced this the befit
novel that Mr. Brooks has yet pro?
duced. Tho "Silver Cord" is the
only one we have had the pleasure of
reading, and "Sooner or Later" is so
much better, in every important re?
spect, that wo have no doubt but that
the verdict of the Euglish critios is a
just one. Mr. Brooks endeavors
and with a fair measure of success
to combine the two opposite methods
of novel writing, of which the works
of Mr. Collins and of Mr. Trollope,
respectively, mny be regarded as the
exponents. The one makes the in?
terest of his stories consist chiefly in
the intricate mechanism of the plot;
tho other piensen his readers by cure
fnl and truthful pictures of lile among
quiet and commonplace people.
"Sooner or Later" has a well con?
structed plot, which is both probable
aud interesting, and in elaborate and
vivid studies of character quite equals
"Tho Small House at Allington," or
"The Last Chronicle of Bareet." Tho
story presents ii curious commentary
on the state of publi? opinion on cer?
tain questions of morals. His novels,
and especially the present one, are
by no means devoid of a distinct in
fl?ence in favor of good morals. The
story of Ernest Dormer's sius and
their consequent punishment is quito
as efficacious as any sermon, and a
good deal more interesting. The
author deserves high commendation
for uudcrstanding so perfectly the
novelist's true position. Mr. Mc
Carter has presented us a copy of
this work. .
ONE FARE.-Wo aro authorized to
state that delegates to the Democratic
State Convention, in Columbia, to
bo held on tho 2d of April, will bo
passed over the railroads, to and fro,
for one fare. Our country exchanges
will please extend this notice.
'MATI? ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8)<j
u. m. to G p. m. On Sundays, from
1}? to 2',< p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
r.-c opuw fui delivery at i p. m., and
close at 8 n. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
S}X a. m., closes at -l^p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery X?Y?
d m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADVKKTISKMKNTS.- Attention i- ea:?
*d to Hit following advertisement!-, pub?
lished this morning toi lhn/5r*i time
A. F. M.-Dedication.
C. F. Jackson- Spring Cassimcres, Ac.
K. II. W'altou-Notice.
J. L. Dixon-Tribute of Respect.
Stanley's-Houso Famishing Goods.
C. Rouknight-Chango of Schedule.
D. C. Pelxotto A Son-Auction Sale.