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Thursday Morning, April 2, 1888.
i ne ?uut.
When, a few days siuce, we under- j
took to strike tho key-note for the j
action of tho white people in this
State, wo intended to express our j
earnest convictions of truth- and
duty. Our readers will bear testi?
mony to the uniformly conservative
views and sentiments of this paper.
At tho risk of our course being con?
demned and criticised by many,
(whose good opinion we valued,) as
too moderate and sometimes even I
non-commiUal, we have not permitted
ourselves to deviate from this lino of
polioy. In the agony of the coun?
try, we deemed it the part of good
citizenship to use no language
and put forth no sentiments that
would unnecessarily wound and irri?
tate. We counselled moderation;
nor do ve intend to il opart 71010 from
that considerate and, we believe,,
wiso course of conduct. The colored
race will acknowledge that we have
given them in these columns a fair
and impartial hearing. We admitted
at once their new status and their
changed condition. We havo uni?
formly spoken to them nud of them
in words of encouragement and
kindness. We have equally refrained
from placing their speeches, their \
letters and their publio proceedings j
in the light of ridicule, and have |
abstained from casting upon them
anything like contempt. We hoped
that they would be governed by pru?
dence, and that their conduct would
be shaped by the discreet counsels of
wiser men. We were unwilling to
make any unnecessary issues; and as
long as the great issues of the day
were made by those in authority else?
where, over whose actions the people
of this Stute had no immediate con?
trol, we were nnwilling to use the
language of definuce on tho one
hand.or of exasperation on the other, j
Cui bono? when we had neither voice,
nor vote, nor choice in tho matter. ?
We disapproved of the legislation of
Congress, but our people could not .
control it. We believed that tho \
course of tho radical party in Con- i
gross was driving the country to
ruin, but they had the power, and for !
tho present, at least, that was an cud j
of it. But tho condition of things, j
has changed. The black tide of re- :
volution is still rolling on ?it Wash- j
ingtou. The revolutionists have laid 1
violent hands, not upon Andrew 1
Johnson, be it remembered, but !
upon tho Executive Branch of tho j
Government. They have emasculated ?
tho Supreme Court-a co-ordinate j
branch of the Government. The j
Legislature-tho only remaining j
branch of the Government-itself 1
shorn of representation from ten
SUites, has seized upon all power,
and now governs without regard to
tho Constitution-indeed, in direct
opposition lo it. In tho midst of
this stupendous revolution, an un?
lawful and unwise assemblage of
whites and blacks at Charleston hus
undertaken to inako a Constitution
for this State-for us and for our
posterity; an instrument nt once
anarchical in tendencies and agra?
rian in its principles-wholly in the
interests of the inferior race, and ab?
solutely destrr.ctivo to tho rights und
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.UtfOrCSSa \JI mo o il poi tui ince ?? lill
reckless folly and arrogance, they
have, we are compelled to say,
in that instrument, made the issue
for us. Nor dare we, as wo love
the grand old State, shirk the
issue. These people were warned
and advised to a different course, but
yielding to the counsels of desiguing
men, they have draicn the line, and the
white man cannot shun the responsi?
bility if he would. Behold, already,
tho fruits of that evil tree, whose roots
draw nourishment from the lava
flood of crime and blood that over?
spreads the land. Merciful God! We
say it reverently, han it already come
tc this! Thi-? for a messent, ci
"Washington, at oue of his elegaut
receptions-dignified, grave and com?
manding in person-in his Buit of
black velvet, bowing to his assembled
guests. Thou think of old Ben.
Wade, in the same place, giving vent
to his vile, blasphemous utterauces.
"Now he curses, vomita forth, nud
damns Lia BOUI." Think of the elder
Adams, nud Jefferson, and Madison.
Think of Hancock, cf Marsbul, Hut
ledge aud the Lee's. Think, in onr
own State, of Sumter and Marion,
the Laurena' and tho Pinckneys'.
Think, too, nt a later day, of Calhoun
and Webster, Lowndes and Cheves,
in the national councils. Think of
DeSaussuro and Harper, nud tho
good old David Johnson on the bench.
Think of Pringle and Petigru, and
the grave old Gregg, at the bar.
Think of tho eloquence of Preston
and McDuffie, and Legare, iu our
quaint old wooden State House-their
voices ringing even uow in our ears
like trumpet toues. This is our his?
tory. This is our past. These are
our dead. What shall we say to tho
living? Look ou thal picture then on
(hist Behold tho nominations from
this District to fill the places of these
grand old patriots and heroes; the
nominations from the great-hearted,
polished "old city by the sea;" the
nominations from the District of
Berkeley, whence used to come the
genial old plauter. from his hospitable
halls, to mingle in the councils of
the State. Yea, from the soaboardto
the mountains, behold the change.
We repeat, what shall we say to the
living? We would at least warn the
colored people, and their while lead?
ers and confreres, to pause and con?
sider this questiou : Whither aro these
things tending? We would warn
them now, before it is too late, to
pause aud consider the importance of
this issue. We are no alarmists, but
tho future is pregnant with the fate
of this people. As public journal?
ists, it is our duty to point to tho
dangers that lie in our path. Our
past, at least, is secure. That is be?
yond the touch of change. But as
to tho future, clouds and darkness
rest upon it. Let the consequences
be what they may, we feel that we
have discharged our duty. Our ad?
vice is to net firmly, Lut temperately
"Act, act in tho 'riving present.
Heart within and God o'erhead.'1
Now that we aro to have the Freed?
men's Bureau another year, we trust
that Gen. Howard will go to work
and seo that its expenditures are
reduced to the lowest possible limit.
So far as the money is used for the
sustenance of destitute negroes, we
should thiuk the disbursements should
bo very eninll this year. The rule
for the distribution of rations should
be a very rigid oue. There must
not bo the slightest encouragement
to idleness in any case, and tho
blacks must by hard lessons be
forced fo feel the necessity of self
-. ^ ? ?
The new mask veil, the latest
novelty in (his line in Paris, has
made its appearance in New York.
It is embroidered thickly, excopt in
the space left for the mouth and
eyes, and is edged with silk fringe.
At present tue? are ?vu ?ui?urs each,
but they will bo lower by-aud-by.
The popular atylo of veil is made of
sprigged net of all colors; it is round?
ed upon tho lower edge and termi?
nates in tabs which are tied at tho
back; tho border is of blonde, the
color of the not.
The Russian Government, it is an?
nounced, has given orders to tho
commanders of Russian vessels, that
they aro not to transport any moro
refugees from Crete. There arc al?
ready 60,000 in Greece, and they are
said to bo in danger of starvation.
, The Central Executive Committee
deem it proper to urge upou the
voters of Richland District, who aro
Willing tc ~ct "iii: th? D?&iocratia
party, to register their names without
delay. It will be remembered that
sympathy with, or even actual parti?
cipation iu tho lot? war, does not of
itself exclude from suffrage. Tho
lists nre now open at the warehouse
next to the ice house, on Washington
street; uud the undersigned appeal
to all good men, not to omit or delay
to comply with the requirements of
the Registration Act.
J. T. THOMAS, Chairman.
White Meu to tits Front 1
"Against the Constitution.''1
I vote against the adoption and re?
fuse recognition of the so-called
"Constitution," as being in its source
void aud illegal, and in its action
contrary to the laws and Constitu?
tion of this State and of the United
States. I refuse to vote for men to
All the offices of the Government
this election being contrary to law.
(Signed) A. B.,
The above votiug ticket is present?
ed for the consideration of tho De?
mocratic meeting to be held to-night,
with the suggestion that 50,000 co?
pies, or as many more as may be
deemed fit, be printed; and that a
sufficient number be distributed in
every precinct, and deposited at every
ballot-box throughout tho State, to
await the signature of every voter
who wishes to sustain tho liberty of
tho white man and defend the laws of
A simple vote of dissent would
mean only n difference of wish or
opinion, and imply that the voice of
the majority had given just force to
the question carried, as if it had been
constitutionally put and legally test?
ed. No such matter is before us.
Tho majority on this question has
beeu drilled aud its status fixed. We
ir ill not commit our faith to obey tho
so-called law-which is imposed by
force, and against which as loyal citi
zens, a-c protest.
The above ticket, signed and vot?
ed, will effect a thorough Organiza?
tion of all honest white men into a
compact body-open in expression,
jinn in principle, united in interest and
strong in mutual defence. The line
has been drawn-not by our hands
negroes and Albinoes on one side
while men on tho other. We seek no
conllict-we pray for peace. Dut wo
will not yield "the land we love" to
negroes, npostates and villains.
Faith has been broken, cruel
wrong has been indicted, and now
the vilest insult ia offered-and to
this we will not submit. We obey
the military loree which a people so
helpless cannot resist; but to negro
edict* we viii not surrender the right:
of white men.
We vote because force has ordered
an election against which we thus file
our protest, and wo are resolved to
resist, to the utmost of our power,
this heartless and hellish aggression,
which tramples alike upon tho law;
of God and tho rights of man. God
has given, shall not wo defend the
South? God has endowed, ave not
ve bound to assert?
THE WHITE MAN.
RAILROAD BRIDGE BURNT.-The
railroad bridge over Rocky River,
near this place, was burnt down on
Thursday morning last. It is pre?
sumed that the bridge caught from
coals dropped from an old freight
engine, in passing over a few hours
previous to tho time it was discover?
ed to be on fire. Tho bridge is a
total loss.-Anderson Intelligencer.
The following delegates have been
appointed to the Convention from
Sumter: Hon. J. N. Friersou. E. W.
Moise, Charlea Mayrant, T. J. Mc
Cants, Altamont Moses, John S.
Richardson, Jr., and T. B. Frazer.
TLTE HOUSE and LOT on Richland
street, occupied at present by Capt.
R. D. Benn. Inquire at Office of tue
Benth ern Express Company. March ls
TO RENT. "
THE STORE, on Main street, formerly
occupied by T. W. Radcliffe. Apply
to R. C. ANDERSON,
RICn GOSHEN BUTTER, for sale
cheap, at G. DIERCI?S'.
HAVE YOU REGISTERED ?-If not,
call at the Registers' office, on Wash?
? ingie ii street, (the oid ice house,)
and perform the necessary duty.
GOOD PniCEs.-Mr. Jacob Leviu
sold, at auction, on yesterday, ten
mules, for which au average of $170
The Richland Delegation to the
Democratic Convention is requested
to meet iu Calisthenic Hall, this day,
at 1 o'clock.
The "H. Y. M. Dramatics" will
give their fourth performance this
evening-the drama of the "The
Toodles" and the farce of "Lend mo
Five Shillings." Their place of ex?
hibition is Jauney's Hall, and tho
price of admission 25 cents.
j TJ?ttVEitsrrY LECTURES.-Tho next
lecture will he delivered on Friday,
at 8 o'clock. Prof. Sachtleben will
(by request) repeat his lecture ou
There will doubtless be a large and
influential meeting of the Democra?
tic party this evening. Delegates
have been generally nppoiuted, seve?
ral of whom hare already arrived.
The hour ol" meeting is half-past 7
o'clock, in the hall, corner of Rich?
ardson and Taylor streets.
DEMOREST'S YOUNO AMERICA.-This
excellent little magaziue continues a
great favorite of the juveniles. Its
stories, colored pictures and apt way
of couveyiug most useful instruction,
render it exceedingly attractive, as
well as a real help iu the work of
education. Price Si.50 per year,
with a premium. Publishing office,
.173 Broadway, New York City.
ARREST OF THIEVES.-Chief Rad?
cliffe arrested, on Tuesday evening,
n negro girl, named Caroliue, who
stole $25 or $30 from a lady, in whose
employ she was; and on yesterday,
ho arrested a negro woman named
Rachel, charged with stealing silver?
ware from General Alexander, at thc
University. Some of the sioleu
goods were recovered, but they had
boen rendered unfit for service.
A MEAN THEFT OF RARE AND VALU?
ABLE POULTRV.-A lady of Columbia,
who is an ardent aud skillful poultry
fancier, while in' Paris last summer,
nurong other purchases, procured thc
four chickens to which was awarded
the first prize for poultry, at thc
"World's Exposition," over thou
sands of competitors from all parts ol
Europe. She brought them safely tc
Columbia, and a few days since,
placed them in her green house,
On Monday night, some scoundre
broke into the house and carried of
two; and has no doubt eaten two
hens, which nt New York, woult
readily liavo sold for $100 a piece
It is a loss to the whole coruinunity
for the owner was distributing tin
eggs freely to her friends in towr
and country. At tho Garden of Ac
climatation, in Taris, and by the pria
cipal poultry raisers, these two speci
mens were considered the finest o
the "La Fleche" broed in France
Fortunately, the lady has still lef
some splendid ppecimens of tb
"Crerecwur.'i" and "Houdans," tb
latter rankiug in esteem next tb
"L'? Fleche" Wo hear of night!'
thefts of this kind. Cannot on
police catch and make examplo3 o
some of tho mean rascals?
MAIL AK HANG KM ENTS.-The pos
office open during the week from 8}
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, fror
i}? to 5>a p. ni.
The Charleston and Western mail
aro open for delivery at4J.< p. m., am
close at 8?.j p. m.
Northern-Open for delivory a
8}:j a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5)
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
We nro requested to state that De?
mocratic delegates will be boarded
for Si.50 per day at the Central j
Hotel, (Shirer House,) duaiug the '
session of the Courentiou, which
assembles on Thursday, 2d April.
KEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention ia call?
ed to the following advertisements, pub?
lished this morning for the first t.tue:
Extra Meeting Acacia Lodge.
J. M. Crawford-A Card.
Fisher A Lowrance-Importaut to, Ac.
M. W. Bythowood-Auction Sale.
H. W. Bice-Examination.
Ceo. Sytumers-Concerning Tish.
A. F. M.
CoT.rMTiiA, S. C., April 1,1869.
To the Masonic Fraternity of Columbia,
The undersigned, having had the
pleasure to participate iu the dedi?
cation of your new and splendid
hall, ns also in part to the banquet so
liberally provided, and are indisposed
to stay for any length of time, I felt
sorry indeed wheu hearing this morn?
ing that Excelsior Lodge was called
upon, and noue to respond. I, there?
fore, could not depart without thank?
ing you all for the courtesy so fully
extended to us; as also to the W. M.,
J. Snlzbaeher, of Columbia Lodge,
of which I was a member once, for his
kind invitation to the banquet.
Long will this pleasure in cur mind bo
As also Bro. McKenzie, the table ho so
May this t-tructuro be au everlasting orna?
ment to your State,
And forgotten forever all your sufferings
you past of luto.
May your hall be in future the medium to
Cur motto: Charity and Love with a most
SIMON H. GRASSHEIM,
JAMES H. ORR,
Representatives Excelsior 2G1,
Charlotte, N. C.
A CARD. '
MB. J. M. CRAWFORD decres to return
his sincere thanks to bis friends and
neighbors for extinguishing tho flames on
his residence, Tuesday night, the 31st ult.
Ile would, also, tender his thanks to the
Firemen of Columbia for their prompt re?
sponse to tho alarm. Apil2 1
The H. Y. M. Dramatic Association
"fTTILL give another PERFORMANCE
Vf THIS (Thursday) EVENING, in Jan
noy's Hall, when will be presented tho fa?
vorite drama of "The Toodlea," and tho
farce of ''Lend mo Five Shillings."
Admittance 23 cents. . April 2
Examination of Mr. Rice's School.
TO-MORROW (Fridav) I will examine
my pupils, publicly, at my School
Rot.nt, opposite Col. M"cMastor'e, begin?
ning at half-past y o'clock A. M.
The parents and friends o' the hoy.s, and
tho public gc-nerallv. are invited "to ut
tend. H. W. RICE.
April 2 2*
Acacia Lodge No. 94, A.". F.". M.'.
A AN EXTRA COMMUNICATION
^VWof this Lodge will bc held THIS
/VVThursday) EVENING, 2d i:.-t.,
at s o'clock, at Masonic Hall.
Tho First Degree will be conferred.
Rv order of tho VY. M.
J. L. DIX IN,
Anni 2 1 _ Secretar.-, uro /.
A SITUATION as GOVERNESS, in a
xV respectable family, by a yoting lady,
a native of this State and who bas hud
several voat?' experience as a teacher.
She will engage to teach the usual English
brunches; also. Latin, Freuch. and Music
on tlie Piano Forte. Tor further informa?
tion address INEZ,
April 2 :i- Cheater C. H.. s. (j.
JUST tr. hand and for sale,
MACKEREL aud Scakd Ht nings,
Luke Superior While Fish,
Hake, and other queer fish.
1 Fish, j tt?t received fi om tho CO&Bt ot
Florida. C. KO. SYMMERS.
P. S. A LIRERAL REWARD, deluding
1 box of the Fish in dispute, will be gi'.vn
to any Member of Congress, Tux-Collec?
tor, Office Seeker, or '.any othtr man,"
who will instruct thc advertiser how to
make ono cent revenue st amos stick on
sardine Hov... That's so. Aprfl_2
IMPORTANT TO PLANTERS.
WE are prepared to furnish, at short
notice, STANDARD AGRICULTU?
RAL IMPLEMENTS aud MACHINES, at
THRESHERS, Separators, Horse-Pt w
ers, Reapers, Mowers, Corn Planters,
Wheat Fans, Ac.
Solo agents for Middle and Western
Carolina for J. W. Cardwell Jk Co.'s Agri?
cultural Implements, Geisor's Threshing
Maohiues, Harmon's Wheel-ilorso Raker,
and the celebrated Duck-Eye Mowing and
Reaping Machirea; and guarautee our
niaeliiiies to work ?? ell.
Parties desiring to pnrchaso will loso
no time in addressing
FISHER A LOWRANCE,
April 2 Columbia, S. C.