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Tuesday Morning, April 21. 1868.
?i>oovtraor ?*?jrTjr*? Analysis or tile
lindi ceil Constitution.
In Sunday's- paper we published
this admirable * analysis, which we
especially commend to public notice.
If any person of intelligence ' has
heretofore had any doubts as to the
infamous and outrageous nnd absurd
features of this emanation of ignor?
ance and presumption, let him road
Er-Gov. Perry's expose, and doubt
no longer. A body of ignorant ne?
groes, of Northern adventurers of no
eonsequonoe at home, and a few
renegade Southern whites, meet in
Convention and undertake to frame
fundamental laws for tho high-toned,
intelligent and polished men of the
State 1 And Ex-Gov. Perry's analysis
.-and exposition show us the result.
The thing, called a Constitution,
stand's before us in its naked de?
formity. We trnst that upon the
floors of Congress the white people
of this State will be permitted to put
on record their solemn and earnest
protest against this Constitution
being foisted upon them: Let the
oonrse suggested by the State Cen?
tra} Executive Committee' be adopt?
ed. Let that Committee, in behalf of
the Democratic party of tho State,
frame a protest on the part of the
people of the State, and let us ask
to be heard in Congress, before that
.body acts upon the Constitution
which, we presume, will soon be
submitted. We tell the country,
that under that Constitution there
can be no prosperity, no peace, no
Sooner or later, that Constitution
must fail. Its weakness is inherent,
and in addition thereto, the conser?
vatism of tho State will striko at it
whenever it cnn; and ultimately it
must give place to another instru?
ment, wiser and better.
Imitate the Coane of Xl ich iii nd.
In no spirit of undne pride, would
we ask the peoplo of tho State to
imitate Richland in the course she is
pursuing in a political way. Hore
our people have gone to work, in a
spirit commensurate with the im?
portance of tho occasion. Tho De?
mocratic party is fully organized
here. Tho meetings of tho club aro
large and enthusiastic and harmo?
nious; and no suety word as fail is
used in the vocabulary of the organ?
ization. Our doubts aro not trait?
ors-as in some parts of the State
making us lose tho good wo oft
might win. by fearing to attempt.
But fooling every confidence in our
ultimate success, tho Democratic
conservative element is nt work,
means work, and is doing work.
Let this spirit bo adopted iii every
locality in tho State, and soou will
tho political horizon redden and glow
with tho rising sun of better days.
Wc would earnestly ask every Dis?
trict in the State, from the moun?
tains to tho seaboard, to adopt tho
plan of action suggested by tho State
Central Executive Committee. The
plan is simple, but meets the case.
From present appearances, tho im?
peachment trial bids fair to result in
the conviction of tho impeachers, in?
stead of tho impeached, tho only
corrupt practices yet disclosed being
anning themselves, in bringing in?
fluences to bear upon doubtful Sena?
tors and falsifying evidence. The
iniportanco attached to tho success
of tho impeachment scheme, may be
judgod by a lotter written by a Ton
nossco member of Congress to his
constituents, wherein ho says, "there
never was a bettor chanco for Sena?
tors to mako fortunes and damn
themselves forover than is now of?
At last Sergeant Bates-has reached
his' df?stination, having Carried tVie
American flag through the Southern
States, from Vicksburg to Washing?
ton, and everywhere been :w?ll re?
ceived; thus triumphantly refuting,
by practical evidence, the clap-trap
expression so harped upon by radical
orators, that "the life of no Union
man was safe in the Southern States. "
Notwithstanding the care taken by
tho radical press to suppress the par?
ticulars of Sergeant Bates'feat; not?
withstanding they have attacked him
with every description of scurrility
aud ridicule, they cannot alter the
significance of the fact, that tho
United States flag has beeu carried
through the entire South by an un?
armed Union soldier, unprovided
with money, and has everywhere
been received with respect and en?
thusiasm. Do what they may-say
what they may-it drives the last nail
in the cofliu of one of their vilest
though most cherished slanders. The
New Orleans Times thinks Sergeant
Bates should undertake one more
trip, in order to cap the climax of
the service (for it is a service) he has
rendered to his countrymen. Let
him undertake to carry the same flag
through Now England, unarmed and
without money, and see how long it
would be before he starved to death
on radical hospitality and patriotism
in the prosperous North.
Mn. Eorron: Your editorial ou
"Religion and Cards" seemed to me
so judicious, that I am surprised at
the exception taken to it. The move?
ment of the Christian Association is
a recoil from the absurd asceticism of
Yankee Puritanism; andi am glad
that the antidote has sprang up on
the very spot where tho poison is
most virulent. What the North has
always needed is innocent diversion.
Nature must have its way; and if you
forbid tho rational outflow of its
energies, it will seek the channel of
fanaticism and irr?ligion. Hud pub?
lic opinion in New England permit?
ted tho card, the dance and other
social entertainments, Abolition
would have found no material to act
upon. The people would bavo had
scope for the exercise of their pent
up activities, and thus had no occa?
sion to go after excitement in fanatical
conclaves. The young men of the
North, in their Christian Associa?
tions, have had tho wisdom to appre?
ciate the necessities of the times, and
have risen above the old fogyism of
Our Southern people ure naturally
gay, genial and frank. They act as
they feel. They have a special aver?
sion to long faces and sanctimonious
intonations; and boneo they aro sin?
cere and ont-spoken in religion, os
well as everything else. I hope they
will over remain so, and never re?
nounce their Christian freedom. We
desire no Yankee asceticism. We
wish our yonug peoplo to enjoy
themselves, assured that they will be
tho more inclined to the principles
and precepts of Christianity, when
they discover that it is not incompa?
tible with their natural and innocent
Flora Mortou, a girl of the town,
committed suicide in Utica, New
York, recently. Her death, the He?
rald, ofthat city, considers "a hitter
sarcasm" upon tho Christian people
there. She was tired of the lifo she
bad led; its crimes, and sure, fearful
penalties, bore heavily upon her.
Hbo wished to return to a lifo of
purity, hut cold Christian charity
gathered its rustling skirts of silk and
passed by upon tho other sido.
A PICKSUXIITIVE RAIIICAT, SKNATOI!
IN Q?OD.-Marsbnl Tapping, cu Sa?
turday, arrested Mr. Frank Arnim,
a member of tho lato Reconstruction
Convention and a candidate for tho
State Senate, from Greenville Dis?
trict, on charges of fraud and em?
bezzling tho funds of tho United
States. Ho was committed to jail
for trial.-Charleston Courier.
THE NATIONWT, DFJUT.-820,000
wero, on Wednesday, paid into the
sub-treasury, in Now York, having
been bequeathed to tho nation, by
the lato Ralph S. Fretz, of San Fran?
cisco, California, to help pay off tho
' The State Central Exec uti vb Com- '
mittee of the Democratic party of
Sooth Carolina, appeal to their fel
law-oit?7.??na th-"Shcut t?i? Glule, io
organize and I unite upon the polioy
of the Ute Convention. Thc com?
mittee Submit that Union at home
?nd full affiliation -with tlie National'
Democratic party, will sooner or later
deliver the common wealth from the
ruin thal threatens it.
The following plan is proposed:
Let Democratic Clubs be formed in
every town and villngo, and in overy
eleotiou preciuct iu thecountrj; lot
colored co-operative Democratic
Clubs be also formed, and let these
make np and form, iu each District,
the Central Democratic Club for the
District. Let these Central Clubs
report at once to tho State Central
Executive Committee, their officers
aud members, ?Sc. And commencing
May 1st proximo, let the Central
Clubs throughout tho State make a
monthly report to tho said committee
at Columbia, S. C. The committee
have on hand for distribution copies
of the Constitution of tho Richland
Democratic Club, and of the resolu?
tions adopted at the luto<'.onveution.
All papers in the State will please
insert this circular three times.
J. P. THOMAS.
F. w. MCMASTER,
JOSEPH DANIEL POPE,
Two Mrr.DEUS rx B.uixwELXt.-The
Sentinel gixes the following particu?
lars of tho murder of Mr. Mutin, at
Allendale, in that District, on the 9th
"Mr. Martin, it appears, was acting
in the capacity of an overseer on the
plantation of Mr. Richardson, and
had given orders to the hands under
his charge that the mules aud horses,
when through ploughing, must be
taken to the stable and attended to,
and not left hitched on the road-side.
One fellow, in particular, paid no
attention to these orders, and hitched
his horse or mule near a negro house,
leaving him unattended to, disobey?
ing Mr. Martin, and anxious, no
doubt, to create u disturbance. Mr.
j M. seeing the horse standing hitched,
after giving these orders, went thero
for tho purpose of remonstrating
with the fellow, when he was met by
a colored woman, who used tho most
abusive and threatening language to?
wards him; whereupon he struck her
several blows. A negro fellow, see?
ing it, sprang to her assistance, hoe
in hand, and when in the act of
striking Martin, ho was fired upon
and shot through his nose. Martin
then tried to make his escape, but
was pursued by dozens of them, who
i had collected, with dogs and urmed
to tho teeth, and swearing to kill him.
He was fired on several times, but
succeeded in reaching the house of a
Mr. Mallard, where he was followed
by this band of brutes, some thirty
in number, and despite the entreaties
of Mr. Mallard and wife, forced their
way into the house, and lhere mur?
dered him. After shooting and beat?
ing him to death, and while ho was
reekiug iu his blood, these savage
brutes proposed cutting him in pieces,
and each one taking some of his
flesh. Some fourteen or fifteen of
tho number aro now confined iu our
jail, awaiting their trial; the others'
are still at large.
"A man in tho lower part of the
District, about tho Beaufort line,
named Yonmans, killed another,
named Williams, last week. Yon?
mans, it appears, lost some hogs, a
short time since, aud being of a
superstitious nature, waited upon a
fortune-teller in the neighborhood,
who informed him that this mau,
Williams, had stole tliem. Ou the
word of the fortune-teller, ho set out
for Williams, and, on meeting him,
told him that his hogs were missing,
and that ho believed he (Williams)
had stole them. Perhaps the lie was
given The charge ?as, however, u
serious on?), and so provoking that
Williams knocked him down, and, as
we are informed, gave him a severe
whipping. Ho got up and told Wil?
liams that he had whipped him, but
that ho still believed he stole his
hogs. Ho was again whipped, but
still behoved that Williams had com?
mitted the theft. The accused sprang
on him tho third time, as wo aro in?
formed, when Youmans drew a knife
and stabbed him, causing his death
iu a short while. Williams has al?
ways borne a good character, and is
said to bo a quiet, inoffensive man."
Iiooal X-com.? -
The Court of Appeals will assem?
ble this morning, at 10 o'clock, iu the
Appcul Court Liurary.
We have been requested to state
that a meeting of the applicants for
admission to the bar will be held in
the chape], at Nickerson's Hotel,
this day, at ll o'clock a. m.
DBMOCKATIO MEETING.-The mem?
bers of the Democratic Club, Ward
3, are requested to meet this evening,
at 8 o'clock, iu Council Hall.
DISTRICT COURT.-This Court,
(Judge Green presiding,) which was
adjourned from Monday, the 18th,
met yesterday; but prosecutors and
witnesses not being in attendance,
adjourned until this morning. We
learn that several important cases
will bo tried during the term.
SIDNEY PARK.-The natural attrac?
tions presented by this charming
promenade, would almost tempt an
anchorite from his seclusion. The
trees are decked in delicate green,
the flowers are beginning to peep,
the grass ia flourishing, and the walks
in excelleut order.
We had a brief visit, yesterday
morning, from E. G. Ghio, Esq.,
Superintendent Transportation Sea?
board and Roanoke Route, who is
traveling through this section of
country, looking after the interests of
THE JIIIHENAINOSAY.-Red fire,
"bipf Injun," thrilling sceues. narrow
escapes, etc., etc., are the chief cha?
racteristics of this sensational serio
The "Southern Dramatics'' gave it
with a vim, last night, and reoeived
rounds of applause for their success?
CHARLOTTE AND Sorrn CAROLINA
RAILROAD.-The auuual reports of
tho officers of this company will be
fonud on the outside of this morn?
ing's daily. These reports show con?
clusively that the road is gradually
beiug brought up to its former ex?
cellent condition; and that notwith?
standing au unusually dull season,
the receipts from passage and freight
have been satisfactory. ^
A REMONSTRANCE TO HE SUBMITTED.
We learn that the State Central Exe?
cutive Committee have determined,
in behalf of tho Democratic party of
the State, to address to Congress a
remonstrance against thc radical
Constitution being foisted upon this
State. Wo nie pleased to perceive
this. Such a paper, expressing the
enormities of that Constitution and
pointing to tho inevitable antagonism
it will produce, may have some edect.
Even noon those members of the
Republican party in Congress, such
as Fossenden and Sherman, who have
not wholly given up to party what
was meant for mankind, tho argu?
ment of the Committee may exert
some influence. At any rate, let thc
Constitution be followed to Congress
and bo attacked there.
OCONEK.-Wo arc iudebtcd to D.
Biemnn, Esq., for tho result of the
election iu that District (or Connty.)
Tho contest was earnest, but tho De?
mocrats carried tho day. The Demo?
cratic candidates for State officers re?
ceived largo majorities-in some in?
stances double-over their opponents.
Tho majority against tho Constitu?
tion was Tic. Tho following can?
didates have beon elected to the Le?
gislature: Senator-D. Bieniou (f>7S
majority.) Representatives-Dr. C.
M. Doyle, W. C. Keith.
Mr. William C. Forbes, who will
bo favorably remembered in connec?
tion with the theatre of this oity, in
the palmy days before the war, died
at his residence, in South Brooklyn,
on Wednesday last, in the sixty
second year of bis ugo.
The "truly loil" can be accommo?
dated nt stall No, 17, next to the
Clerk's office, this morning. Fresh
fish, vegetable:;, etc., "will bo kopi on
hand. William Schultz has charge.
Direct your servants where to go,
and be sure that your directions aro
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from S}-.*
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
?}? to 5J.j p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
nreopen for delivery at -?}.? p. m., and
close at 81.j p. m.
Northern-Open for' delivery at
8"L2 a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5! ?
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADvr.r.TisEMKNTs.-Attention ir cad?
eli i" tli? following adycrtirfctjf-nrr. pub?
lished thia morning for th? lit-t time
Regular meeting Columbia Lodge.
Regular meeting Independent Fire C.).
M. A. Shelton-Just r> chived.
House to Rent.
Rlakely ?V Gibbes-Cotton Seed.
Goldsmith ?V Sou-Hide? Wanted. v
Julius C. Smith-For Sale or Rent.
Samuel North-Keep This.
TO TIEE CITIZENS OF RIC ULAND.
At the last meeting of the Demo?
cratic Club of your District, the fol?
lowing resolution was unanimously
adopted, to wit:
Resolved. That the District Centra!
Executive Committee be directed to
proceed at once to the more thorough
organization of the party in this Dis?
trict, and that wo here pledge to them
and to each other, our earnest and
constant efforts in behalf of the
Agreeably to this resolution, the
committee earnestly call upon all
conservative mon opposed to tho
reign of radicalism and in favor of
tho early restoration of the peace and
unity of the nation, to unite and
form Democratic Clnbs. Let Demo?
cratic Clubs be formed in every elec?
tion precinct, and let the clubs re?
port ouce a mouth to Captain W. B.
Stauley, the President of the Central
Club. Let every Democrat, or con?
servative in the District, have his
name enrolled in the club to which
his residence attaches him.
The following gentlemen were ap?
pointed to orgauize clubs in the
H. P. Green, Gadsden Precinct.
E. D. Gillmore, Garner's Precinct.
W. ??. Stack, Killian's Precinct.
John Dent, Davis' Preciuct.
Preston Bookter, Camp Ground
J. P. THOMAS,
F. w. MCMASTER.
Central District Committee.
_, ^ > j ?_
Is rr TRUE?-Au old fisherman
stated the other day, that if a man
wants to catch fish whenever he visits
the creek, let him not pick the full
moon days to do it in. He gives a
philosophical reason for the advice
wheiher sound or nor, we can't de?
cide. He says when the moon ia
full, the nights being bright, enables
the fish to do all their foraging at
night. Of course, having their wants
supplied, they lie np ?di day, and
consequently there is a scarcity of
"bites." Under a new moon season,
the fi>h have to sleep at night art?
work by day, which makes thc"
difference in the fisherman's string.
Advices from tho Sandwich Islands
note thc arrival at Honolulu of tho
Confederate, now Chinese, ram Stone?
wall. She was visited by Quee;:
Emma and officers of the Hawaiian
Government. Another eruption bad
taken pince in the volcano Mannaloa,
DIXON COTTON SEED.
W/F can supply a few bushels o: t'l:
VV celebrated prolific Seed.
April -J1 > DLA RETA' A- GIP.'.;] -
Dry Flint Hides Wanted.
fTTANTKn, n lot of DRY FLINT HIDES
>V roi* which wu will pay 1!? cents ncr
pound, ri delivered at the South Can a
Railroad Depot, Charleston-, S. c.
MOSES GOLDSMITH ? SON.
April 21 1m
AN elegant assortment of Ladies',
railGentlememt', Misses' and Boys' Shoes
Kand Gaiters, of all descriptions. Al!
in want an- respectfully invited lo examine
stock, .as thev will l>c sold lu?- for cash, ut
April i _ Dai k Building.
KU h ' u tbf ?hole or a part of thc
Cottage Residence of J. A, Kay, on
"the corner of Lidy-and Rull streets,
for particulars, inquire at the ht use.