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Friday Morning, Apr? 3, 1868.
Thifi body convened ?sst cve?iog.
The indications are that a wise and
moderate policy will prevail. As the
President remarked, this Convention
has to look to the' interest of two
races. We feel- satisfied that it will
adopt a course liberal and harmoniz?
ing-a course which, while it will
maintain the rights of white meu,
will also accord the amplest justice
and protection to the colored man in
The military preparations for tho
.defence of Washington against any
opposition, armed or otherwise, that
may be manifested by the people, in
case of the successful impeachment
of the President, are still actively
pushed forward. A patrol has al?
ready been established in the streets;
several companies of infantry, all
from the North, have been ordered
to Washington, and the troops al?
ready on duty there are recruited up
to double the regulation number.
Four detachments of artillery have
also been brought to tho city from
Fort Washington, and placed in con?
venient positions, nud the bridges
. over the Potomac are picketed every
night. These preparations, taken in
connection with the passage of a bill
-creating a Chief Justice in case of
any vacancy occurring, shows an evi?
dent determination to push their
schemes through at all hazards, even
to the issue of a coup d'etat. Should
Chase manifest any disposition to re?
gard law and justice, and ignore the
orders of his party managers, it
seems not improbable that ho will be
immediately deposed and a more
pliant tool elevated to his place, even
if it becomes necessary to do it with
bayonets. Every emergency has been
provided for, and every act in the
programme determined in caucus.
Thus is the President already pre?
judged, and our constitutional safe?
guards are trembling upon the verge
of annihilation. But tho New Or?
leans Times reminds tho actors that
sometimes Vhomme propose, mais Dieu
HORRIULE RESULTA OP FAMINE.
An Algerian papor, the Echo d'Oran,
has the following: "No historical
famine has presented to the saddened
eyes of humanity so horrible a
spectacle as that which is at this
moment to bo observed among the
Arabs. Two days ago, a native wo?
man in tho neighborhood of Mis
serghim killed her daughter, twelve
?ears of ago, and gave the flesh to
er other children, and partook of it
herself! The legal authorities, hear?
ing of the circumstances, at once
proceeded to the spot, and on enter?
ing the hut, occupied by these canni?
bals, learned that the heart, tho
liver, and the interior portions of
the corpso were eaten, because they
could not keep. The mother was !
occupied in salting the flesh, cut up j
into pieces, exactly as is done with
Fiour BETWEEN WHITES AND NE?
GROES IN HAWKIKSVTLIIE.-On Satur?
day last, the radicals and negroes
held a mass meeting in Hawkinsville.
The negroes got drunk, and one of
thom faucying n grudge against his
old master, Maj. Leith, took a couple
of harmless shots at him. The ne?
groes crowded up with pistols drawn,
and apparently to commence tho
"war of races." Tho whites soon
gathered around for tho conflict,
when the negroes put up their
weapons, plead innocence, and laid
the blame cn bud white advisers, and '
begged pardon. Tho negro who 1
shot, fled, and though shot at eight
* or ten times, escaped unhurt.
While this fight was going ou, a
private fight took placo three milos
from tho city, betweou a whito man
ami a negro, in which the negro it is
reported was killed.-Albany Metes.
Brownlow has pardoned out a
rascal just sent to prison for attempt?
ing rape upon his mother-in-law, and
commissioned him captain of a com?
pany of negroes iu his loyal militia.
Democratic Stat? Convention.
lu compliance with a previous call,
a. general Convention of delegates
from tho several Democratic Clubs of
this State met last night, at 7 o'clock)
in ri?iiR*irenic Hell.
On motion , of Col. J. P. Thomas,
tho Chairman of the Bichland delega?
tion, Gen. JohnS. Preston was called
to tho Chair, and Messrs. James O.
Gibbes and R. C. Shiver requested to
act as Secretaries.
On motion, the delegates from the
several Districts were requested to
present their credentials to the Chair;
which was done, and it was found
that the following delegations were
Abbeville-T>. "Wyatt Aiken, A.
Burt, J. Leland, W. K. Blake, B. Z.
Herndon, F. A. Conner, J. T. Parke,
R. A. Griffin, J. K. Vance, James
Rodgers, J. N. Young, J. M. Latti?
mer, Lu D. Merriman, J. Gillam.
Anderson-Daniel Brown, E. P.
Barnwell- Joseph Erwin, H. W.
Richardson, G. B. Lartigue, R. Al?
Chester-YT. P. Gill, Major Hamil?
Fairfield-Dr. J. Robertson, T. W.
Woodward, B. D. Elkin, W. J. Al?
ston, H. C. Davis.
Georgetown-A. Forster, J. S. Par?
ker, J. R. Middleton.
Greenville-B. F. Perry, W. H.
Campbell, E. H. Stokes, H. A. Cob?
ble, H. L. Smith.
Colleton-G. G. Heudersou, B. J.
Kershaw-James Chesnnt, W. L.
DePass, 'j. M. Davis, T. H. Clark.
Lexington- -J'. H. Counts? S. P.
Wingard, H. Meetze, John H. Meot
son, S. M. Ruff, H. W. Hendrix.
Laurens-Dr. E. T. McSwain.
Marion-W. S. Mullins, J. Eli
Gregg, D. Leggett.
Newberry-S. Fair, Y. J. Pope, S.
Richland-John S. Preston, J. P.
Thomas, Dr. Trezevant, Dr. Ray, J.
Davis, T. Boyne, J. P. Adams, Dr.
Lynch, W. W. White, J. D. Pope,
F. W. McMaster, M. Ehrlich, R. C.
Shiver, J. G. Gibbes.
Sumter-J. D. Blanding, T. J. Mc
Cants, A. Moses.
Union-T. B. Jeter, J. G. McKis
sick, J. E. Ming, E. R. Wallace.
Spartanburg-G. Cannon, J. W.
Miller, J. B. Tolleson, W. K. Blake,
S. C. Means, T. J. Moon, W. J.
Orangeburg-F. M. Wannamaker,
W. C. Hane, J. McKewn.
A motion to appoint a committee,
to consist of oue member from each
delegation, to nominate officers for
the permanent organization of the
Convention, prevailed, when the fol?
lowing committee was formed:
Messrs. F. Conner, E. P. Earle, G.
B. Lartigue, B. T. Malone, T. W.
Woodward, L. Schiller, F. S. Par?
ker, W. L. DePass, J. H. Counts, Eli
Gregg, Y. J. Pope, J. P. Thomas,
Janies Mason, D. G. McKissick, S.
C. Menus, F. W. Wannamaker and
A. Moses, W. H. Campbell.
The committee retired, and after
au absence of a quarter of nu hour,
recommended the election of the fol?
low officers, and their report was
President-Hon. A. Burt, of Abbe?
Vice-Presidents-Gen. James Ches?
nnt, Hon. B. F. Perry, Gen. John S.
Preston, Colonel J. D. Blandiug and
For Secretaries-Messrs. James G.
Gibbes aud W. K. Bach mau.
On motion, a committee, consist?
ing of Messrs. Pope, Mullins and
Jeter, was appointed to conduct tho
President to the chair.
Before assuming his seat, the Presi?
GENTLEMEN OF TUE CONVENTION:
Allow me to return you my sincero
and cordial thanks for the compli?
ment you have bestowed upon me
this evening. To preside in au as?
sembly of South Carolinians, espe?
cially in a moment liko this, is au
honor to which no oue with just
pride can bo insensible. I shall not,
gentlemen, undertake "to recite to
you. I shall not attempt to indicate
the proceedings you may adopt, nor
anticipate them. It is enough for
mo to remark that you have met for
tho noblest purpose that can engago
the human heart or hoad. You have
to Hiive from ruin all that statesman
whip can save, and deviso plans to
preserve tho wei faro of two races. I
assure you of my earnest wishes that
your deliborntious may bo successful.
Rev. Mr. Young, one of the dele?
gates, then opened the proceedings
of the Convention with prayer.
The following committee was ap?
pointed to prepare business: Messrs.
J. P. Thomas, B. F. Perry. W. S.
Muimis, J. D. Blanding," Simeon
Fair, James Chesnut, Gabriel Can?
non, A. M. Foster and E. B. Lar
A resolution to refer all proposi?
tions intended for the action of the
Convention to this committee, was
A paper was then read by Ex
Governor Perry, which, after recit?
ing the wrongs which had beeu in?
flicted on the South, before, during
and since the war, recommended the
adoption of resolutions, declaring
that the Convention unite with the
National Democratic party of the
North; that it send delegates to the
National Convention to be held on
the 4th of July proximo; that the
people of the State be urged to go to
the polls and vote against the ratifi?
cation of the Constitution, but for
State officers; that they organize
Democratic cliibs iu every District,
town and hamlet in the State.
Other papers were submitted, and
without being read, were referred to
the Committee on Business.
The Convention then adjourned,
to meet this day, at 12 m.
Political Tracts, No. 1.
TUE UNITED STATES DISTBICT ATTORNEY
conniN-ms ADVICE TO THE COLORED
" Vote for il, pray for it, fight for ii. "
Or, as moro literally reported, "Will
you vote for it? Will you pray for
it? Will you work for it? Will you
fight for it? Such was tho stirring
advice which Mr. District Attorney
Corbiu gave to the excited crowd of
colored men who gathered in front
of Janney's Hali, iu the mass meet?
ing of the radical party, on Tuesday
evening last. His reference was to
the State Constitution adopted by
his party, soon to be submitted to
the State for ratification. What,
now, does this incendiary speaker
propose? He can mean but one
thing, viz: That if the Constitution
should be defeated by the votes of
the people, even under the forms of
the law of Congress, tho colored
men-the members of his party
must take up arms, fight for their
Constitution and force it upon the
unwilling people, whether whites or
This, now, tho District Attorney
must mean. He is no fool. He must
mean this or nothing. And yet this
man, whom General Cunby, if he
does his duty, will send a guard to
arrest, says in another breath: "I
have no desire to stir up strife, but
brotherly love." If this be his "bro?
therly loee," save us, or rather save
the colored people, from his "strife."
But suppose Mr. Corbin has ar?
rayed the blacks against the whites,
will ho be here to lead his columns,
or will he take the first, train, carpet?
bag in ham!, to put himself out of
harm's way? Of course, no ono bat
Mr. Corbiu knows. But this wo do
know, that many of these blatant
speakers and wurlike talker?, who
have stopped work and dress on poli?
tics, eat on politics, and live general?
ly on politics, will bo muong the first
to desert the colored people, if any
disturbance should tako place. Let
the colored people think well before
they believe what these men from
tho North, and these white radicals
of tho South, aro tolling them. They
mean strife, confusion and trouble.
Tho Democratic party means peace.
The radical party oller you voting,
"a mule and forty acres of laud,"
aud offices, and I caunot remember
what else. The Democratic party,
composed of your own people, whom
you know and have lived with-they
offer you good will and good wages,
and tho chanco to niako a good liv?
ing, to educate your children, to bny
homes, ami they will give you the
same protection that tho white men
have iii lue, in property, and in tho
pursuit of happiness.
The writer of this is your friend,
and ho tells you, leave your league,
draw away from tho radical party,
keep on good terms with tho white
people. No colored man who acts in
this way, will ever waut employment,
for the wi.ito peoplo will keep him
employed, give him good wages and
help him on.
The first experimental car was run
on Saturday lost, ou the elevated
railway track in "rceuwich street,
Register! Rr gl it rr!
The Central Executive Committee
deem it proper to urge upon tho
voters of Richland "District, who are
willing tn tint with the Demccrr.iic
party, to register their names without
delay. It will be remembered that
sympathy with, or even actual parti?
cipation in tho late war, does not of
itself exclude from suffrage. The
lists are now upon at the warehouse
next to the ice house, on Washington
street; and the undersigned appeal
to all good men, not to omit or delay
to comply with the requirements of
the Registration. Act.
J. P. THOMAS, Chairman.
The H. Y. H. Dramatics
llTILL (by request) repeat, THIS
VV EVENING-, the prograonno of last
night-"The Toodle*" and the fareo of
"Lend nu- Five Shillings." Curtain rises
at 8 o'clock. Admittance 25 cents.
April 3_ _
Examination of Mr. Rice's School.
TO-DAY (Friday) I will examine ray pu?
pils; publicly, at my School Room,
opposite Col. McMastor's, beginning at
half-past 9 o'clock A. M. The parents and
friends of thc boya, and the public gene?
rally, are invited lo attend.
April 3 1* H. Wi RICE.
CHOICE HAMS, BACON, &C. "
5TIERCES DAVIS, Ji?.., DIAMOND
1 t ack very choice S. C. BREAKFAST
10 tierces Davis* TURE LARD.
1,500 lbs Brime BACON.
Choice FLOUR. Ac. Just received and
for sale bv ^. li. BALDWIN A CO.
Alcohol, Kerosene, &c.
pr BBLs. 93 degree ALCOHOL.
t3 10 bbls. No. 1 Kerosene Oil, non-ex?
5 bbls. Spirits Turpentine,
100 ounces Quinine. For salo tc Drug?
gists and dealers, at low price, bv
FISHER A HEINITon,
April 3 t_Druggists.
PEW-HOLDERS will please hear in
mind that thc QUARTERLY RENT ia
DUE, aud are requested to send or call on
the Treasurer as early as convenient for
payment of same. E. STENHOUSE,
April 3 3 Treasurer.
ALL PERSONS having demands against
HANNAH DUGG, dceoased, aro re?
quested to present them, duly qualified:
and all persons indebted to the same aro
requested to make pavment to
April :> f3 Qualified Executrix.
AT thc Ladies' Industrial Association.
Choap CORSETS, of jowl shape; Cor?
set Fronts, Tidey and Spool Cotton, Work?
ing Materials of great varioty, and Now
Patterns for ladies' and children's under?
clothing. Orders are solicited from ladies
and gentlemen, and every effort will bo
made to have them promptly tilled.
Palmetto Lodge No. 5, I. 0. 0. F.
^--^ai3^-^ THE REGULAR
W^ZZVJZ-. .I^rirI'^y. nicotine of this
^HSBD^5S5?S?SISS* Lodge will bo held
THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock, at Masonic
Hull. A punctual attendance solicited.
Bv order of the N. G.
C. P. HARRISON,
April 3 Secretary pro leia.
ASITUATION as GOVERNESS, in a
respectable family, by a young lady,
a nativo of this State and who has had
several years' experience as a teacher.
She will engage to teach tho usual English
branches; also, Latin, French, and Music
on tho Piano Forte. For further informa?
tion address . INEZ,
April 2 3?_ Chester C. H.. S. C.
JUST to hand and for sale,
MACKEREL and Scaled Herrings,
Lake Superior White Fish,
Hake, and other queer fish.
1 Fish, just received from tho coast of
Florida. GEO. SYMMERS.
P. S. A LIBERAL REWARD, including
1 box of tho Fish in dispute, will bo given
to any Member ot Congress, Tax-Collec?
tor, Office Seeker, or "any other man,"
who will instruct tho advertiser how to
mako ono cent revenue stamps stick on
Sardino Boxes. That's so. April 2
IMPORTANT TO PLANTERS.
WE are prepared to furnish, nt short
notice, STANDARD AGRICULTU?
RAL IMPLEMENTS and MACHINES, ut
manufacturer's m ices.
THRESHERS, Separators, Horse-Pow?
ers, Reapers, Mowers, Corn Planters,
Wheat Fans, Ac.
Sole agents for Middle and Western
Carolina for J. W. Cardwell A Co.'s Agri
.ultural Implements, Geisers Threshing
Machines, Harmon's Wbcel-Horsc Raker,
ind tho celebrated Buck-Eyo Mowing and
Reaping Machines; and guarantee our
machines to work well.
Parties desiring to purchaso will lose
?io timo in addressing
FISHER A LOWRANCE,
April 2 _ Colombia. 8. 0.
300 SACKS COUNTRY FLOUR,
/|EEES3\for salo. Discount made to doal
HyLggcrs. lt. O'NEALE A SON.
SS89H? March 31
HAVE YOU REGISTERED ?-If uot,
call at tho Registers' oQice, ou Wneb^
vjgtcn street, (the um iuo bousdj)
and perform the necessary duty.
UNIVERSITY LECTURES.-The next
lecture will bo delivered this evening,
at 8 o'clock. Prof. Sachtleben will
(by request) repeat his lecture on
Tho Phoenix Weekly Letter Sheet
Prices Current and Market Report
will be issued this (Friday) afternoon.
Those desiring copies, will hand in
their orders as early ns practicable.
PERSONAL.-Henry Sparnick, Esq.,
of the Charleston Courier, and Salem
Deutcher, of tho New York World,
are at Nickerson's, and paid us a
short visit, yesterday.
Attention is called .to the meeting
of Palmetto Lodge, this evouiug.
The I. O. O. F.- have likewise chang?
ed their base, and occupy quarters in
the new Masonic Hall, on Washing?
A NEW RELIGIOUS PAPER.-The
Christian Neighbor, a weekly religions
publication, made its appearance yes?
terday-edited by Rev. S. H. Browne,
and published by Mr. W. W. Deane.
It is small in size; bnt the editor
promises to make up tho deficiency
in the quality of the reading matter.
Tho subscription price is $2.
We commence this morning the
publication of a series of political
tracts, which will prove of interest to
the whites as well as the blacks. An
attentive perusal of their contents is
particularly requested. If a colored
man cannot read them, let hin get a
friend to do so for him.
The April number of the United
States Musical Review hos been re?
ceived. It contains several pleasing
pieces of music, besides reading mat?
ter on musicnl subjects. The sub?
scription price is ouly $2-for
which yon receive fully $20 worth
of music. J. L. Peters, New York,
is the publisher.
THEATRICALS.-During the past two
nights, our citizens had the opportu?
nity to gratify their tastes for amateur
dramatics. Ou Wednesday evening,
the "Southern's" gave "Michael
Erle" very creditably, to an excellent
house; and Inst evening, tho "H. Y.
M.'s" performed "The Toodles" to
an appreciative nudience. The pro?
gramme of the latter will be repeated
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
oflice open during the week from 81?
a. m. to G p. m. On Sundays, from
4 'o to ?'.? p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at4?<? p. m., and
close at 8 % p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery nt
8,l.j a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5\>
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
SSW Al>VE:;TISKMi:.NTS.-Attention 19 call?
ed to the following advertisements, pub
lished this mnrnihV for Ihelirst time
Fisher A Heinitsh-Alcohol, etc.
Regular Meeting Palmetto Lodge No. ?.
C. H. Baldwin ?v Co.-Hams, cte.
D. C. Pcixotto Sc .Son- Auction.
Permelia Bugg-Executrix Notice.
E. Stenhouse-To Pew-Holders.
Corsets, etc., at Ladies' Indus. Asso'n.
Performance of H. Y..M.
Two Dwellings to Rent.
4 HOUSE ou Henderson street, Eiffhf
J\. Rooms; out-buildings in good condi?
tion. Also, a COTTAGE, Six Booms, on
Barnwell street. Bent low to an approved
tenant. Apply to SAM. BEARD.
March '21 attt
il!HE HOUSE and LOT on Richland
X street, occupied at present by Capt.
R. D. Sen . Inquire at Ollico of the
Southern Express Company. March ls
THE STORE, on Main street, formerly
Occupied bv T. W. Radcliffe. Apply
to R. C. ANDERSON,
March :\_ Agent.
RICH GOSHEN BUTTER, for salo
cheap, at G. DIERCKS'.