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Cable Ile s pu tc tics.
fe LONDON, April 1.-Gladstone fa
^vored the abolition of the Irish
O h n mb Establishment, aud stated
that since the repeal of the penal
laws against tho Catholics, the num?
ber of Protestants in Ireland was
only one-fifth of the population;
hence tho injustice of making the
whole country support a church for
tho support of so small a ministry.
Ho praised the Catholic clergy for
firmness and loyalty iu opposing
Fenianism. Gladstone vehemently
opposed Stanley's motton to post?
pone. Gladstone was heartily cheered.
Stanley, replyiug, said the Irish peo?
ple care more for laud than church,
and moved the postponement; with?
out definite action, the House ad?
Negotiations botween Denmark
and Prussia, regarding Schleswig
Holstein territory, continue. The
latest telegrams say Prussia decidedly
objects to Denmark's propositions.
MADRID, April 1.-The Spanish
Government will grant Cuba on army
organization similar to her own.
CHARLESTON, April 1.-Arrived
brig Webster Kelly, Boston. Sai le J
-steamer Vicksburg, Providence.
HALEIGH, April 1.-Sergeant Bates,
carrying his flag, arrived here thii
morning. He was received by th(
Mayor and commissioners, and ten
dered the hospitalities of the city
He was repeatedly cheered. M. Bus
beo, an ex-Confederate soldier, de
livered a short and tasteful nddrest
of welcome. Ho is stopping at tin
The canvass on the Constitution i
going on briskly. Mr. Holden, tin
radical candidate for Governor, am
Mr. Aslie, tho conservative, are botl
in the field; both sides claim the vic
tory. The white people of the Stat
have not been as much aroused ii
any election since 1844.
SAVANNAH, April 1.-Bradley, th
Boston negro, is circulating througl
the city and country the followiuj
incendiary circular, causing cousidei
NOTICE.-All bad men of the cit,
.of Savannah who now threaten th
lives of the leaders and nominees c
the Republican party, presidents au
members of tho Union League c
America, if you should strike a blo^
the man, or men, will be followed an
the house in which he or they tuk
?helter will be burned to the grouuc
Tako heed! Mark well! Membei
of tho Union, rally, rally, rally, ic
God, life and liberty.
WASHINGTON, April 1.-The Houst
on assembling, went into committc
and proceeded to the Senate withoi
transacting nuybnsiness. Tho Sonal
had no legislativo session, and at 1
o'clock impeachment began.
Tho Supreme Court adjourned t
Mouday, when the term will close.
Sumner's motion that Chase hu
no right to give the casting vote ye
terday, wis defeated bv a vote of :
In the Senate, both managers at
counsel consumed their hour; ut
Chaso was 'sustained by a strict pnri
vote. Pending the discussion, tl
managers declined answering WU
uso they intended making of the di
putod evidence, as it would expo;
their plan of prosecution. Qnestic
at issue was whether what Thom
said and did, could he received. U
der this ruling, it was proven th
Thomas said he intended using for
and to break thc door down, and th
afterwards he said bo was def ern
from using force by his arrest.
Butler violoutly assailed Ge
Thomas during this controversy,
having been disgraced by Lineo
and Stanton, and that aside from f
Histing tho President in his consj
racy, gratified his revenge. Furth
?evidence showed that Gen. Thom
said he intended applying to Ge
Grant for force to put him i ti pobs(
sion of the War Ollice.
BOARD $1.50 a day. Located con'
nient to tho publie halls and I>IIMM<<
J/UI liun or tiie etty. The attention of de
?jatos to the State Convention is invited
ihe above. J. CLEND1KINO,
March 31 3_ Proprietor
To Delegates and Others Attend!
the Convention, April 2d, in C
A8 tho Railroads have reduced tho fa
wo deem it but just tu reduce MOT
CHARGES for that occasion to all v,
may stop at Nickenon's Hotel.
WILLIAM A. WRIGHT,
March 31 3_^ Superintendent
300 SACKS COUNTRY FLO!
?for sale. Discount made to d<
ers. R. O'NEALE A SO>
?FINANCIA!. AMD COMMERCIAL..
COLUMBIA, 8. C., April 1.-Sales
of cotton to-day 48 bales-middling
NET YOBS, April!-NGCL . -Stocks
active. Money very active, at 7.
Exchuuge 9)?<?9?f. Gold 3S>4.
Flonr 5?10c. lower. Wheat lc.
lower. Corn lc. lower. Pork dull
-new meas 24.90. Cotton excited
aud higher; sales of 5,000 bnles, at
2Sc. for uplands. Freights firm.
7 P. M.-Cotton c. better, clos?
ing quiet, after much r*ccitement;
sales 14,000 bales, at 28. Flour 10?
15c. lower-State 9.30?11.25; South?
ern firstname.lastname@example.org. Wheat dnll, at 1?
2c. lower. Corn heavy nud 2c. lower
-white Southern 1.17? 1.18. Lard
15>?@16)?. Freights firm.
BALTIMORE, April 1.-Cotton firm,
at 27}.i. Flour quiet and unchanged.
Com dull-vollow 1.19; white 1.13?
1.15. Oats'active, nt 88?S9. Mess
pork active, at 25.50^ 25.75. Lard
quiet, nt 17.
CINCINNATI, April 1.-Flour quiet.
Com firmer, at SS(jri 89. Provisions
buoyant nud higher-speculative
feeling. Mess pork 25.0:). Shoul?
ders ll3X; clear sides 15'..'. Lard
dull, nt 16.
CHARLESTON, April 1.-Cotton irre?
gular and excited ; pales 2.000 bales
middling 28'.j-holders asking 29?
30; receipts 353.
AUGUSTA, April 1. - Cotton market
active; sales 1,180 bales; receipts 470
SAVANNAH, April 1.-Cotton open?
ed firm aud excited; sales 3,240 bales
-middling 27'.i; receipts 800.
MoniLu, April 1.-Cotton market
closed firm-middlings 271., ; receipts
351; sales 3,700.
NEW ORLEANS, April 1.-Cotto?
excited and prices advanced; Suies
S.000 bales-middlings 28@28??; re?
ceipts 312. Flour steady and firm
superfine 10.10; double extra 10.75.
Com higher-1.05?1.10. Mess pork
quiet and firm, at 26.50. Bacon
firmer-shoulders 12(3112 !?; clear
sides 16V??17. Gold 39%?40.
LONDON, April 1-3 P. M.-Bonds
LIVERPOOL, April 1-3 P. M.-Cot
I ton, though active, somewhat easier
I in tone; prices advanced to ll3^ for
: uplands on spot and afloat, and 12
for Orleans. Shipments from Bom?
bay for the week ending tho 21st ult.,
LONDON, April 1-Evening.-Cou
' sols 93. Bonds 72?72''".
LIVERPOOL, April 1-Evening.
.Cotton closed buoyant; sales 30,00C
bales-Unlands on spot ll-'??; afloat
; 11??? 11,V, Orleans 11%.
Republican Open Air Meiling.
On Tuesday evening last, a mast
i meeting of the Republican party was
held in Assembly street, opposite
Janney's Hall, which was presider]
over by Colonel T. J. Robiusou, oi
Richland District. Fully 1,300 were
: present, seveu-eighths of whom were
colored, embracing delegates fron
different parts of the State. A nam
ber of curiosity-lovers were also tc
be seen on the outskirts of UH
crowd. A platform hod been erectec
for the accommodation of the speak
ers, and the Committee of Arrange
nients. At 8 o'clock, the Chairmai
called the assemblage to order, am
after a few remarks, presented tin
first speaker, a Mr. Chamberlain-i
Northern man, but a delegate, \v<
believe-of the Charleston Conven
tion, who, after a few introducion
remarks, expressed his extremo sur
prise, that such questions should hi
; propounded to a member of the Re
, publican party, as wero container
. in the correspondence published
in tho Plionix, of Saturday last. Hi
then discussed the subject of educa
tion, and stated that the Conventioi
had so nrrnnged the matter, tim
hereafter neither tho members of tin
Republican nor the Democratic pur
ties should be charged with ignor
ance. All property in the Stat
should be taxed to support the cans
of education. The Constitution, h
said, adopted in Charleston, wa
liberal in its provisions. Thc speaks
then eulogized the Convention nomi
nee for Governor, Gen. R. K. Scott
who had no friends to reward and n
enemies to punish-a man who wooli
I select officers to seo that justice wa
fully carried out. He was fully ac
quainted with the social and politico
interests of South Carolina; had been
at tho head of tho Freedman's Bu?
reau. Second to the duty of sup?
porting the Constitution, i? to Tote
for Gen. Scott. By such means the
political salvation of South Carolina
will be recovered forever; and I be?
lieve that tho day wiil come when tho
laws and social influences of South
Carolina will be so just and so hu?
mane, that the poorest can walk
from oue end of the State to the
other, equally protected with tho
Mr. James M. Allen, a Convm
tion representative from Greenville,
was then presented by the Chair?
man. Mr. Allen commenced his re
marks: "Well, boys," which pro?
duced a general luugh. He stated
that twelve years ago he came to
Columbia to' work on the State
House, but he was now elevated to
the dignity of a public speaker, and
asked whether or not they wauted
the '-truth." lu that case, he ad?
vised them to vote for the Republi?
can party; but if they would be slaves
again, to vote for the blasted Demo?
crats. The Constitution adopted in
Charleston, he declared, was of such
a character, that God smiled on it,
while the Constitution adopted in
lSfio, made Satan blush, he verily
believed. It was impossible to foo]
tho black mau. He upheld the white
mau, because of his color, but would
not bo unjust to a black one, if he
behaved himself. During his re
marks, the lie passed between thc
speaker and some unknown parties,
on tho verge of the crowd, when he
advised those parties, in harsh terms,
to go home. Ho unfortunately forgoi
himself, and made use o? terms verj
uncalled-for in a public ?peaker. H(
declared that the provisions of th?
Constitution relative to homestead:
were notf unconstitutional, and who
ever made such an assertion told t
lio. Those who opposed this mea
sure, would take the last shirt from i
mau and the last shift from his wife
Other clauses of the Constitutioi
were referred to, but the speaker be
lieved they would be found all right
During his remarks, the speaker evi
deutly lost his temper, as he iudulg
ed in badinage not the most refiuei
with the outsiders. And on the con
elusion of his remarks, deemed it ad
visable to seud for the military, ti
preserve order-remarking, solio voa
that the crowd had better behav
themselves, or the balance of tho ol
town might be burnt down. Ho wa
reproved by a colored man immed?
ately in rear of the stand, for usiu
Colonel Robinson next introduce
Col. B. S. Pardee, formerly of Cor.
uecticut, but who, he said, had de
termined to cast his lot among th
people of this State. Mr. Parde
referred to tho time-and that but
few j ears apo-when an asseniblao
of tais sort could not be held i
Sonta Carolina. And asserted tin
tho reason why money has lain ni
used in the banks of the North, wi
because of lack of confidence in pul
lie affairs at thc- South. During tl
past few weeks there have been lar?
numbers of men, representing iu
meuse stuns at the North, travelivj
in the South, who aro prepared <
put the wheels of manufactures i
motion. There is water power enonc
here to build a dozen Lowells; ai;
if the Constitution prepared i
Charleston was adopted, peace ai:
prosperity would return to the lam
Ho congratulated the people on tl
Constitution which had been impr
vised. They would be called on soc
to vote for true men, who won
stand np for the rights of the peopl
United States District Attora*.
Corbin was next presented, wi
stated that he came here to recor
mend the Charleston Constitution
which he approved and commend*
ns a wise and most excellent doc
meut, andel which ?hey couui liv
But why was it necessary to have
Constitution? Because South Car
lina had none. She destroyed he
when she attempted to overthrc
the Government. He cougratulati
the colored citizens that at lost th?
aro to receive their great rewar
400,000 colored people, who had 1
bored faithfully for their xnaatei
found themselves free, at the end
tho war, and to cherish and prote
these people, it was necessary
form a new Constitution-a new pe
pie were to bo legislated for. Do
tho new Constitution meet this nc
state of things? It does. We <
not claim it as original, but it con?
tains truth-the spirit of freedom,
equality and progress, which has
been brought out by recent events,
brana by it. 'The speaker compared
the Democratic party to Capt. Scott's
coon-they would come down as soon
as they know that tho Republicans
intended to shoot. The Democratic
party opposes the Constitution, be?
cause it extends to yon (?.ho colored
men) the same benefits that it extends
to them. They ought to be ashamed
of their action. I tell you tho right
of suffrage follows emancipation ns
a necessary sequence, and woe to the
party that attempts to take it from
you. I have no desire to stir up
strife, but brotherly love. If the
tvhito men of the South will give
you justice, extend to them the right
hand of fellowship. You must learn
to read and write. South Carolina
has been great nnd powerful, but no?
thing in comparison to what she will
be if you carry out your Constitu?
tion. Vote for it-pray for it-fight
for it-and you will succeed. Let no
threats prevent you from attending
the polls. He closed his address
with a panegyric on Gen. Scott.
Maintain your rights-prosper and
Col. Robertson then introduced R.
C. DcLarge, (a colored delegate from
Charleston to the Convention,) with
the remark that some folks say that
the colored people have no sense;
but this native-born colored citizen
would disprove this.
The speaker began his remarks by
saying that he could add uothiug to
what had been asserted by the other
speakers. But requested that he
should not be interrupted; and ,if
there were any present who disagreed
with his tenets, they were cordially
invited to come upon the stand and
answer him. He was here not to
speak to his race alone, but to all
he came with the best feelings to all.
Every interest he had in tho world
was linked with the destiny of South
Curolina. He believed every princi?
ple of the Constitution was just.
Since the strife of battle has ceased,
wo have passed through several years
of turmoil, eveu beyond the shock of
battle. The thinking white and co?
lored men are tired of this uncer?
tainty. What tends to injure the
white iujures the colored rnce, and I
appeal to the whites to assist us. The
Constitution asks for the sacrifice of
no principle. The men of his race
proved in the Convention that they
desired to oppress no one-the ac?
tion of that Convention was not pre?
judicial to any one. I ask-nay,
plead-that you, the whites, come
forward and bridge the breach,
which should not exist. It may be
said that the Constitution disfran?
chises some eminent nieu iu the
State; but it was impossible to obviate
it. The Committee of which the
speaker was Chairman had that mat?
ter under consideration; but, upon
mature examination, were forced to
the conclusion that the Constitu?
tional Convention was called foi
certain purposes, and they could not
go beyond. But he believed, that il
the people were true to themselves,
the ides of May would seo the pro?
posed fourteenth article of the United
States Constitution abolished-so fal
as it relates to the whites. The purtj
of which I am an humble member,
is taunted with trying to put ignoran!
men into power. But whose fault ii
it? We have extended the righi
hand of fellowship and thc olive
branch of peace; but the whites have
not received it. If tho whites woulc
prove that they were willing to ex
tend to others the rights which the}
desire fer themselves, they would bi
met in tho same spirit. We mus
I uso the best muterird we have. Il
j you come forward even at this Int?
i hour, you will find us ready to mee
you. I trust tho day is not far dis
taut when that disposition will b<
shown. I plead to you to conside:
these broken remarks-coming, a:
they do, from a corred, lipnrt ? ?ic
sire now to address my part}-, and tc
impress upon them the importance
of selecting the best men they cai
find to fill the offices. Select mei
against whom tho finger of scorr
cannot be pointed. Men may prate
concerning Democracy, but I blame
no mau for his political opinions. ]
stand hero to-night, and tell you thal
tho ballot-box is sustained at thc
point of tho bayonet. Guard it well.
Speaking of Gen. Scott, the speakei
said he was not an extremist. Am:
he upheld him because he knew hire
well, and believed that ho had a hear]
largo enough to embrace a friend anc
pardon an enemy. Knowing th<
right, he -will dare to do it. The
greatest feat I desire the Republican
party to accomplish is to bring over
thu otb ff porty. I desire tc ??e ?.hu
time when these charred -walls will be
torn down and substantial buildings
erected. Our most bitter opponents,
I believe, are disposed to build up
the oppressed race. I trust none of
you will be turned aside from voting
for ibo Constitution. The people of
tbe sea-bonrd will do their duty, and
yon must do yours.
Col. F. J. Moses, Jr., waa then in?
troduced, who gave the history of
the Republican party, which he said,
bears upon its banner, the motto,
"Liberty and equality." The success
of the so-called Confederacy, would
have added another link to the chain
of slavery ; and that forever you were
to be nought but hewers of wood and
drawers of water. Rut when tho
first gnu was fired, brave men from
the North sprang forward to defend
you; and, let mo tell you, the ma?
jority of these men-who never fal?
tered-belong to tho Republican
party. There exists no party so
ignorant ns the Democratic. They
are displaying their ignornnce now,
when they think the Democrats can
control the country. They are the
remnants of that party which at?
tempted to place impediments in the
way of the Government during five
or six years of war. The speaker
denounced President Johnson; and
declared that the Democratic party
was a disorganized band-no two
thinking alike. He declared his
respect for the editor of tho Phoenix,
but thought he would be put to his
wits' end to maintain the principles
of the party. Tho speaker then pro?
ceeded to discuss a platform which
had been adopted at a pnblic meet?
ing recently held iu Columbia, in
which colored men were ex-commu?
nicated. He hoped his hearers would
remember it; and wheu asked to vote
with the Democrats, to say that you
are not "free white men." They
would resort to many tricks to pre?
vent you from voting, but pay no at?
tention to them, and vote for the
Constitution and the Republican
ticket. Distrust every Democrat,
nud touch not the hand of one of
them until after the election. You
are making history-you are the peo?
ple who aro to govern this country;
nud have it in your power to raise
the graud old State of South Carolina
to her proper position. Disappoint
these Democratic office-seekers, and
show to the world that you are their
The Chairman returned his thanks
for the interest manifested, and de?
clared the meeting adjourned.
A fiction Sale.
BY M. W. BYTHEWOOD.
AT my Auction Koona. THIS MORNING,
nt half-rust 10o'clock, I will sell,
2 very handsome MAHOGANY ?HOW
CASES,' worth the attention of all store
keepers; 1 large Cooking Srove, 1 Sofa, 2
Feather Reds. Pillows, Holsters, 3 Maple
Bedsteads, Tables, Looking Glass, Crock?
ery, Chair-, Kitchen Utensils, Ac. Also,
Shoes, Roots, Dry Goods, several varieties
Smoking Tobacco, Bushels Planting Pota
toen, 2 oliver and 1 Gold Watch, warranted
iu order. Terms cash. Unlimited articles
received until hour of sale. Goods to be
removed same day. April ?
~ CHANGE-OF "SCHEDULE.
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLUMBIA, S. C., March 31,1868.
ON and after this date, the Trains over
this Road will run as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 4.00 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotte tit.11.00 p. ni.
Leave Charlotte at.U.S6 p. m.
Arrivo at Columbia at. COO a. m.
Passengers taking this route, going
North make closo connections at Greens?
boro, Weldon and Portsmouth, to all prin?
cipal Northern cities.
MS" Tickets optional from Greensboro,
either via Danville or Raleigh; and from
Portsmouth either vii Bay Line or Anua
messie Route. Baggage checked through.
aw TIME AS (JUICE and FARE AS
LOW as by any other route.
Passengers from Greenville Railroad
going North, make sn mu time, oy tai. m g
this route at -1 o'clock p. m., as they will
bv leaving here at (j a. m., as tho time to
all points North nf Richmond is the same.
Trains of this ronto coining South, make
connections with trains of Greenville Road.
For THROUGH TICKETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York, apply at Tickot Oftico, foot man?
tling street. CALER BOUKNIGHT,
April 1 Superintendent.
Bacon Sides, Hams and Lard.
30,000 lbs. BACON SIDES:
2,000 lbs. Sugar-cured HAMS.
1,000 lbs. LARD. For sale by
R. O'NEALE A SON, Cotton Town.
Fresh Biscuit and Crackers.
?*f\ DDLS. FRESH CRACKERS, for salo
??VJ low by E. A; G. D. HOPE.