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Tuesday Morning. April 28, 1868.
Tb? Tine Issue In the Impeachment
In analyzing tho impeachment
matter, tho Now York Times very
correctly says that tho real question
at issue is, whick of the two depart?
ments has transcended the limits of its
constitutional authority. Since both
the executive and legislative depart?
ments of tho Government derive all
their powers from 1 o Constitution,
which has exceeded theso powers?
This, wo submit, is tho gist of tho
controversy; this is the whole matter
in a nul sholl; this is the sum and
substanco of all tho vast talk on tho
subject. Thus wo have a question
of constitutional power between the
President on tho ono hand and Con?
gress on tho othor; and who is to
decide this question? Plainly, the
Supremo Court, before which the
President sought to bring tho matter.
But instead of this plain and estab?
lished modo of settling tho point at
issue, tho matter is for decision bo
foro tho Sonate-"ono of tho parties
directly concerned in tho result."
"Oh, consistency, thou art a jewoll"
Count Va Not Out.
In some reflections on tho chances
of Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia,
Texas and Arkansas being controlled
by tho Southern conservatives, and
thus giving thirty-nino electoral votes
for the Democratic party, the New
York Herald takes it for granted that
tho seven electoral votes of South
Carolina will be lost to the Demo?
cracy. Wo beg tho Herald not to'
take that for granted. The Demo?
cratic party of South Carolina hopo
to carry this State in the Presidential
election; and, fellow-citizens from
the mountains to tho sea-board, we
can do it, if wo but go to work.
Commence now-organizo, exert
your influence; throw asido the sug?
gestions of mon who aro in favor cf
doing nothing. If your old loaders
aro not up to tho emergency, find
now ones, and tako them from tho
ranks of tho ardent, the true, the
zealous, the hopeful.
DEMOCRATIC) Cnun.-The citizens
of Laurons District formed a Central
District Club on the 11th instant.
President-Hon. C. P. Sullivan;
Vice-presidents-Hon. W. D. Simp?
son, Col. John D. Williams; Secre?
tary-Dr. E. T. McSwain ; Treasurer
-Capt. R. E. Richardson ; Executive
Committee-The Presidont and vice
Presidents, and Messrs. B. W. Ball,
J. Wistar Simpson, R. P. Todd, J. J.
Davis, Creswell Carlington, J. P.
Hoyt. Tho State Central Executive
Committeo of tho Democratic party
respectfully invito reports of central
organizations from all tho Districts.
NEW STYLE OP INVITATIONS.-A
lady who oraupies a distinguished
position in Parisian society, has
adopted a now system of sending out
invitations, which is liki " to bo
generally imitated. Instead of a
pompous card 'requesting tho honor'
of the presonco of Monsieur or
Madame So-and-So at dinner or ball,
sho writes on tho bottom of her own
visiting card, "Ball on tho 29th,"
"Dinner on tho 6th," $ tho caso
may bo, puts it into an envelop and
addresses it to tho person sho wants
to receive. In that way sho saves
lioio?ll it yrc:? dcai ox trouble, and
makes lier invitation moro cordial
and graceful, by stripping it of a
stiff and solemn formality.
Tho groat railroad contest in Now
York, commonly called tho Erio war,
has ended. Tho New York Post, of
Wednesday ovoning, says:
"After throo months of sharp and
deadly campaigning, the great stock?
jobbers have suddenly signod a treaty
of peaco, and secretly formed a
lRague.offonsiveand defensivo, against
tho rest of mankind."
DIXIE-THE CONFEDERATE DEAD.
On Monday, the 27th, tho ladies of
Georgia decorated tho graves of the
Confederato dead. The editor of the
Augusta Co?islituiionaUst gays that
thoso- who strovr flowers over tho
graves of departed heroes will feel
that the quiet dreamers in tho dust
aro far happier than those who still
walk tho rugged paths of a distracted
world. Onr martial countrymen
failed in their high emprise, but
gained a blessed release from the
woes the living aro compelled to en?
dure. For them the wreath of wild
flowors-for us tho crown of thorns.
Tho following verses, from tho pen
of a most gifted lady of Augusta,
will speak tho sentiments of all true
mon and women. They cannot fail
to stir tho pulses with unusual thrills:
I hoard long sinco a simplo strain;
It brought no thrill of joy or pain,
Nor did I caro to hoar again,
Our Dixie. j
But time rolled on, and drum aud fife
Gavo token of a coming strife,
Aud called our youth to soldier life,
It breathed of mingled hope and fear ;
It banished peace, brought discord
And cost each mother many a tear,
For gathering legions marched away,
And garlands maidens wreathed each
To crown thom for tho fierce array,
Tho husband parted from tho wife,
And from the aged, his staff of life,
In some fair boy, whoso head was
And so our treasures, one by ono,
All by the battlo-field were won ;
They heard at morn and setting san,
But soon Death claimed tho young
Valor or beauty could not savo
Our darlings from a soldier's grave,
Their blood flowed on the fresh green
It mingled with the mountain rill,
And poured through vales onco calm
The ocean caught tho crimson stain,
And moaned and moaned that trou?
For thoso who would not como again
Thc living rallied to their stand;
Their war-cry was their "Native
But sadder from the lessoning baud
Yet still it roused to deeds of fame,
And made immortal many a name,
And never caused a blush of shame,
The dying boy its music caught;
' "I do not dio in vain," he thought
Freodom by death and blood aro
Sleep on, young soldier, with thy
Well didst thou dio with that bright
Of hope, to shed its parting beam,
There's many a sad heart living now.
Would rather in thy young gravo
Than seo his countiy laid so low,
I draw the veil; each stricken heart
Must mourn its own lost ones apart;
In overy cyo a tear will start
Wo may not hear that simple strain
Ever without a thrill of pain
Our dead como back to lifo again,
And if I wore a generous foo,
I'd honor hint whose ftearl's best ihr??
Leaped to Hutt music sad and low,
-? ^ ? ?
Narvaoz, tho distinguished Spanish
statesman and soldier, is dead. Dur?
ing tho lost thirty years he has occu?
pied a very prominent position in
the stormy politics of Spain, and his
fortunes havo boen as varied and
diverso as thoso of any man of the
present day. Ho first attainod distinc?
tion in the Carnet insurrection of
1830, in which he servod on the royal
A correspondent of the Now York
Times, writing from Columbia, under
date of the 11th, Rays:
The contest of political parties in?
creases in spirit us the day of elec?
tion draws nearer.
? grand rally of the Democratic
party was held hore night before -last
-Thursday, the Otb. The meeting
was largo, and attended by both'
races. Col. J. P. Thomas was tho
leading spirit. His opening Rpeech
was wolf received; because he is
known by all parties to be r. mode?
rate man-a mon of steadiness and
conservatism. His speech dealt large?
ly in cautious to tho blacks against
indulging in the hope of long-con?
tinued power, should they como into
power ut all. Ho reminded thom
that they stand in tho South with
regard to the whites 4,000,000, to
8,000,000-oras one to two; und in
the United States as a whole they
stand 4,000,000 to about 30,000,000.
The other main point of his speech
was an emphasis upon the idontity of
interest on the part of tho two races
-the pact made in mass meeting be?
tween them in 1803.
Speeches wero made by Capt. Bach
man, Mr. Gibbes (nominees of tho
party for the State Legislature) and
Col. Haskell, of thc State University.
The burden and aim of all these were
to impress upon the negroes' mind
the idea that tho best friend of the
negro is tho Southern white mau.
The last mentioned called tho ne?
groes' attention to the fact that their
present political leaders are, in some
noted instances, those who were, in
the days of slavery, cruel and oppres?
sive task-niastcrs. This fact tells
with damaging effect upou some of
tho radicals leaders of this place.
At the close of the meeting, Col.
Thomas made a summary of tho
sentiments of the evening, by pro?
posing three cheers for "tho North?
ern white men who supported tho
Democratic party, for the Southern
white men who supported tho De?
mocratic party, and for tho Southern
colored men who supported the De?
mocratic party." The three cheers
were given heartily and with a will.
The meeting was regarded as a success.
There can no longer bo a doubt
that one of the tirst subjects for
legislation contemplated by tho radi?
cals at the conclusion of tho impeach?
ment trial, is the re-organization of
tho Supreme Court. Having pos?
session of both branches of Congress,
their tactics are of tho simplest
kind; they lind it cheapor and easier
to remove opposition than to en?
counter it, and accordingly intend
making a new arrangement of dis?
tricts and circuits, by which Chief
Justice Chase and every other occu?
pant of tho Supreme Court, not in
harmony with radical interests, will
be legislated out of office. This
stylo of statesmanship, though open
to a few trilling objections on tho
score of justice, right and patriotism,
is yet eminently practical. We know
it is, in many instances, cheaper to
buy the judge than fee tho lawyer,
and what is the uso of defending
usurpations before tho Supremo
Court when the radicals can so readi?
ly make the same court p?riiceps
criminis? Thus, ono by one, every
safeguard of liberty is slipping aw ay
from tho people, who will learn, pos?
sibly only when too late, that tho
chains they are forging for the South
will be rivoted on thoir own limbs.
[Nsw Orleans Times.
Gen. Schofield's assnranco to tho
Virginia Constitutional Convention,
that, after a year's exporienco in ad?
ministering tho reconstruction laws,
ho had found it would bo practically
impossible to carrj* on tho Govern?
ment of Virginia as proposed in tho
new Constitution on the basis of the
proscribed "iron-clad" oath, is simply
declaring the result which the Times
has insisted on from tho first. If tho
radicals will not allow enough Vir?
ginians to participate in tho new
Government to made it a self-ruling
community, they simply remand their
Stato to the arbitrary dictatorship of
military force. It Si?otb? uuo ur the
other. Tho oath, which they per?
sistently adhere to, precludes tho
first; the other is tho only alterna?
tive. Ono or two eligiblo men in a
County, with a programme of Go?
vernment demanding from sovon to
thirty office-holders, is an absurdity
too patent for argument. But the
Convention was "consistent," and
the oath stands as it was-so does
reconstruction.-New York Times.
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Thore aro 7,000,000 Jews in tho
world ; one-half of whom live in Eu?
Wo have been requested to state
that a list of tho voters at the city
boxes can bo examined Qt the store cf
Capt. W. B. Stanley.
An important notice from the
South Carolina Railroad Company,
relativo to the freight on corn from
Tennessee, will be found in another
The Lady of the Lions, with her
"beautiful greens," drew rounds of
applause, last night; while tho trou?
bles aud tribulations of "Paddy
Miles' Boy" excited thc sympathies
of thc audience. Take it all in all,
the entire performance was very suc?
Ar.r.csT OF CATTLE STEATJKKS.
After a ride of about fifty miles,
through the lower part of thc Dis
trict, Chief Radcliffe has succeeded
in arrestiug ami safely lodging in
jail, two freedmen-Pompey Jackson
and Dick Rabi)-charged with steal?
ing cattle. Tho parties-freedmen
also-who purchased the auimals are
The ladies ol' the Industrial Asso?
ciation will give a supper ou Thurs?
day aud Friday evouings, for tho
benefit of their society. Tho patron?
age of the public generally is solicit?
ed. Contributions of any kiud left
with Mrs. Darby or Mrs. Fair will be
thankfully received. Tho following
gontlemcu have beeu ?ippointed ma
Mayor Stark, Gen. Preston, Maj.
Wm. Peck, Dr. Fair, Dr. J. Darby,
Gen. Haskell, Gen. Alexander, Capt.
Stanley, Col. McMaster, Messrs. W.
K. Badi mun, Thomas Gregg, Walter
Fisher, J. A. Selby, W. C. Swaflield,
E. Hope, J. Fisher, C. Bouknight,
C. J. Bolliu, ll. N. Lowrance, H.
LOYAL LEAGUES VS. KU Kr.rx
KUANS.-A great deal has been said
in douunciatiou af that mysterious
body, the Ku Klux Klan. We con?
fess we aro in tho dark as to this
organization. But we cannot seo that
it is any more deserving of censuro
than Loyal Leagues, to moot which,
it is reported, tho Klan was started.
Both aro secret, oath-bound socie?
ties; each professes to havo tho good
of tho country at heart. If tho Ku
Klux Klan regale themselves with
fresh African blood, drunk out of a
radical skull, so the Loyal Leagues
are said to bo fond of secession
blood, drunk out of a copperhead's
skull. But there is one difference
tho Ku Klux Klan ure thought to be
disembodied spirits-tho spirits of
the Confederate dead-who, at mid?
night, rise from their graves, aud
roam about to avenge themselves
upon tho authors, black and white,
of tho insults and injuries heaped
upon tho land they died for. They
aro a terror, it is said, only to evil?
doers. We have heard of ono re?
markable case that occurred in Lau?
rens District. About dark one day, a
man in white, on a palo horse,
stopped at a colored man's hut, and
asked for water. Ho drank, or made
tho man believe that ho had drunk,
threo phils of water. Ho then re?
marked that he bad been wanting
water ever since he was killed at
Leesburg, in thc early part of the
war. Just then a skeleton head fell
off, and the darkey fainted. On re?
covering, tho mysterious individual
lind disappeared. Thc astonished
negro affirms now that ho saw an
original member of the Ku Klux
A Parlor Italian Opera Company
is giving entertainments iu Rich?
mond, with Torriani as leader, Susini
as basso, and Mis3 McCullough, tho
South Carolina cantatrice, as prima
COURT OF APPEALS.-This Court
resumed its sittings ou Monday.
Present-Dunkin, Chief Justice;
Wardlaw and Inglis, Associate Judges.
Opinions wero announced ns follows
in causes previously argued: I
Joshua McCreary ads, John A.
Snelling and wife. Dunkiu, C. J.
P>. C. Mathews rs. A. 13. Dean.
Wardlaw, J. New trial granted.
Geo. D. Huiet, administrator, rs.
Bud. C. Mathews, executor. Inglis,
J. Decree affirmed.
The State vs. Wm. Howard A* Geo.
Howard. Wardlaw, J. Motion
granted. Order quashing indictment
Jim Eady cl al ads. tho State. In?
glis, J. Motion for new trial dis?
P. M. Dyson, administrator, rs.
John A. Dyson. Wardlaw, J. Mo?
John English r.s. E. J. Arthur, ad?
ministrator. Iuglis, J. Circuit de?
J. P. Carroll, administrator, rs. S.
S. Tompkins; Matthew Mngraw vs.
M. D. Padgett; R. H. McKie et al vs.
Elizabeth Prescott, executrix; H. T.
Wright rs. D. C. Tompkins; Z. W.
Catwile, Commissioner, vs. W. H.
Harvey et al; John A. Wise & H. A.
Shaw, executors, vs. Stephen W.
Mays. Opinion by the Chief Jus?
tice. Motions granted.
The call of the docket was then
resumed, and tho following cases
Pike Brown Sc B. H. Brown ads
Cooper Cone. Mr. J. T. Aldrich for
appellants; Mr. J. J. Maher contra.
M. li. Bonham ads W. J. Griffin.
Brief read by Mr. Bonham. Argu?
ments of Mr. Magrath for appellants,
and of Mr. S. B. Griilin^for appellee,
read by Mr. Youmans. *
The case of C. B. Kirk & W. W.
Burns ads E. M. Hey ward was con?
will tho Phonix be enlarged. Let
our friends come forward and help
us with their names and subscrip?
tions and good will, and wo promise
a imper worthy of tho capital of the
State, and of the cause to which wc
have given our energies. Democratic
Clubs will find that our columns will
keep them posted as to tho aims and
progress of tho Democratic party in
this State and elsewhere. The De?
mocratic or conservativo element will
fiud iu this journal a judicious but
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8'.<
a. m. to G p. m. On Sundays, from
.I1 .j to 5).i p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at-l'._. p. m., and
close at S'.j p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8J.? a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5,l.?
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at?
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Wm. A. Wright-Meeting.
Fisher ic Hoinitsh-Glue Pot.
H. T. Peake-S. C. R. R.
lu Paris, the "Hotel des Invalides"
contains Napoleon's veterans, and at
present there aro in it about 040 in?
mates who served under Napoleon
I. Of that number, moro than 150
have lost limbs, and a few are blind.
Ono has lost both fore-arms, aud uses
with surprising dexterity a couple
of hooks fastened to his stumps.
About sixty wear tho military medal,
and nearly 200 aro decorated with
tho Cross of tho Legion of Honor.
There are thirty inmates whoso ser?
vices dato f?*om tho iirr.t republi).
Ono of thom-a survivor of the crew
of tho Scipion, blown up in 1703
has been iu tho hotel since 1800. Ho
lost both his legs on that occasion,
and has contrived to livo without
thom seventy-five years. He is now
ninety-two, and still hale and hearty.
Tho parish of Now Orleans has
given a majority of 208 agains: '^ho
new Constitution, elected one Demo?
cratic and ono Republican momberof
Congress, and choson a Democratic
Maror, who will bo supported by a
Democratic majority in both branch?
es of the City Council.