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Thursday Morning, April 30. 1BB8.
Th? Great Issue Before tile Country.
In tho conduct of a political jour?
nal, an editor should propose to him?
self a high standard. He should
seek to do no man, however great or
however humble, the least injustice.
Ho should neither suggest the false
nor suppress the true. He should
not mis-state the position of his
opponents; nor should he utter po?
litical lies any sooner than he wonld
individual ones. In fine, the ends
aimed at shonld be country's, God's
and truth's; and one shonld write "no
line whioh, dying, he might wish to
blot." In this Bpirit, we seek to
write, and with a sense of our re?
sponsibility to honor and to truth, do
wo pen the appeals that this journal
lias made, and is making, and will
continue to make to the country. If
we write earnestly, if we state truths
unpalatable to some, let this be
attributed to the depth of our con?
victions and tho magnitude of the
issuo before the people.
This is a subject upon which, we
confess, we feel warmly, because wo
have reflected deeply. "When we
look around us upon -our beautiful
land-its genial climate, its teeming
soil; when we look upon the graves
of tho gentle, the good, the great,
"who were before us;" when wo turn
to tho generous men and fair women
that meet us in daily contact; when
our eyes rest upon the trooping
children that gladden lifo-wo resolve
that, for one, wo do not intend, with?
out along political struggle, to givo
up to negro-radical rulo this old State
of ours. And this is the great issue
before us. The negro Constitution
has been adopted by negro votes, in?
creased by a few white votes. lu all
probability, an eager Congress will
endorse this outrageous instrument,
and it will bo foisted upon tho State.
That Constitution disfranchises many
of tho white men of the State, but
gives univorsal suffrage to the entire
horde of blacks. The blacks, as
compared with tho whites in this
Stato, have a large uumerical ma?
jority. The disfranchisement of the
whites increases their majority. Hie
practical effect, then, of the negro Co)i
stilution, is to establish thc supremacy
or the domination of the negro over the
white man in South Carolina. Not
satisfied with making tho negro the
equal, radicalism makes bim, as much
as il can, the superior of tho white
This is what is upon us, and yet
there aro men who seem not to see
this, or, seeing it, not duly to realize
its vast enormity. Here we have
what never tho world saw before. A
proud, enlightened, noblo people of
tho Caucasian family, placed by their
brothers of tho white race North,
under thc power of an inferior race
ignorant, weak-slaves yesterday
freedmen to-day-with no capacity
for government-tho miserable tools
of moro miserable demagogues. It
is true, this thing cannot last; it is
true, that this stupendous crime and
folly must ro-act with fearful force
upon its authors, aiders abd ebcttors.
But a-moment is too long for it to
last. Hence wo repeat it, in thu
spirit of Cato, when time after time
ho would, as Senator, rise in his seat
and nay, "Delenda cst Carthago"
"Carthage must bo destroyed"-we
repeat it, that wo must organize and
organize and organize, until our wi:clo
political strength ?B brought out, to
relievo us of tho fatal incubus that
will weigh down upon the spirit and
prosperity of tho State. No capital
will como South undor negro rulo.
Thero is no hope for the South until
tho negro is mado to occupy tho fair
and just and reasonable position that
conservatism offers, and which time
Nor think, men of the State, that
yon are' fighting the battle alone.
You; have powerful, active,'growing
allies North, and they bid you be of
good cheer. "Watchmau, what of
the night?" Friend, the night is
dark, but the morning cometh.
THE RECENT ELECTION.-The fol?
lowing official statement of the vote
cast at tho recent election on the
question of ratifying or rejecting the
Constitution presented by the late
Reconstruction Convention of this
State, not only contains many inte?
resting featnres, but covers statistics
whioh aro peculiarly suggestive:
Counties. K rj
Abbeville... 5302 ~2821
Anderson. 3764 1312
Barnwell... 5718 8857
Beaufort_ 805:1 4939
Charleston.. 20144 12282
Chester.... 3741 1750
Chesterfield 1930 722
Clarendon.. 2353 1402
Colleton_ 5420 8088
Darlington.. 4667 2710
Edireneld.. 7050 3472
Fairfield ... 3509 1980
Georgetown 3350 2473
Greenville.. 8572 1010
Uorrv. 1(540 400
Kershaw .. . 2748 1400
Lancaster.. 210(5 808
Laurens_ 4119 1901
Lexington.. 2595 1105
Marion. 3741 158(5
Marlboro... 2213 1258
Newberry .. 3493 2049
Oconeo. 1603 487
Oranguburg 5159 2957
Pickens_ 1325 391
Richland... 4028 2501
Spartanburg 4449 1430
Sumter. C157 3120
Union. 3383 1490
Williamsburg 2689 1644
York. 4233 1933
1100 3921 1381
1375 2687 1077
687 4044 1674
159 5098 2955
S334 15616 4528
981 2781 740
664 1386 550
253 1646 707
882 3465 1955
691 8401 1266
1072 4544 2512
699 2685 824
145 2618 73.8
788 2398 1174
773 1179 461
329 1735 1108
780 1648 458
1137 3038 1081
569 1074 921
1665 3151 590
435 1093 520
802 2&51 (542
627 1114 489
1167 4123 1035
. 434 825 5(50
1248 3749 879
19S3 3113 1036
482 3908 1249
771 22(51 1122
290 1934 755
1570 3509 724
Total ....133597 70758 27288 980-16 35551
COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL ELECTION.
Tho following order was issued from
the headquarters of this military dis?
I. An election will be held iu the
State of South Carolina, commencing
on Tuesday, the 2d of -June, and
ending on Wednesday, the 3d of
June, 1868, at which all registered
voters of said State may vote for
such County officers as by tho Con?
stitution adopted by the Convention
and since ratified by the people are
elective, and are provided for in tho
said Constitution. At the same elec?
tion, the duly registered voters may
also vote for such municipal officers
as are by law elective by tho people.
II. The election hereby ordered
will be governed by tho same rules,
as to revision of registration, conduct
of election, qualifications of electors,
and returns of election as are pre?
scribed by General Orders No. 40,
from those headquarters, dated March
13, 1868: Provided, That if the Con
btitution adopted and ratified as
aforesaid shall have beeomo the fun?
damental law of tho State of South
Carolina, previous to tho commence?
ment of such election, thon, nnd in
auch case, the qualifications of elec?
tors will be those prescribed by SP id
III. Tho County officers to be
voted for at this election are: A
Judge of ibo Probate Court for each
County; a Clerk for the Court of
Common Pleas; a Sheriff; a Coroner;
three County Commissioners; on?
The municipal officers to be voted
for will be snell as are provided for IW
existing laws of tho provisional go?
vernment of South Carolina, f>r
cities and towns; and their electkn
Will bo subject to changes by the
A despatch from Nashville to (be
Ciuciunatti Commercial says :
"The most remarkable featurl in
connection with Tennessee at the pre?
sent time is that it is enjoying a spell
of porfect quiet and serenity ; the
Kuklux liavo complotoly subsided,
and nobody hears or sees anythilg of
them now. Accounts from all quar?
ters report tho negroes as industrious
and thrifty; wbilo Brownlow, strange
to say, bas ceased to issue bis stn
guinary proclamations. Revivals of
religion aro in progress in different
portions of the State."
NOT RECONSTRUCTED.-At tho emo?
tion at Cheraw, not a single wlite
man voted the radical ticket. There
wero four colored men who voted the
Mr. Dent requests us to remind the
citizens that he will have an extra
fine beef at Stalls 4 and 12, this
morning. It is large and fat.
The annual meeting of the-stock?
holders of the Greenville and Colum?
bia Railroad Company will be held at
Nickersou's Hotel, this morning, at
The H. Y. M.'s performed last
night, und kept the large audience in
hearty good hnmor, by their amus?
ing rendition of the different farces
three in number.
Mr. Bailey's troupe of "Southern
Dramatics" perform this evening-as
will be seen by an advertisement in
another column-and present nu un?
usually attractive programme.
The vicinity of the Greenville and
Charleston depots presented a busy
aspect yesterday afternoon. "The
veteran conductor, George E. Isaacs,
brought iu a heavily loaded train of
ten coaches, principally filled with
delegates (and their families) to the
railroad convention to-day; the night
train over tho South Carolina Rail?
road proparing to depart; the neces?
sary shifting of the day passenger
train; the rapidly moving omnibuses,
carriages and baggage wagons; and
the cordial greeting of meeting
frieuds, made up a pleasing picture
not soon to be forgotten. "Sich is
life," said Artemus.
CononED DEMOCRATIC MEETING.
A meeting of colored citizons was
held in the Independent Eugine
House Inst night, and a Democratic
Association formed. About forty
were present and signed the Consti?
tution. A committee, consisting of
Wm. Myers, P. Goode, Robert Car?
ter, S. Jenkins and Henry Lee, was
appointed to nominate officers, and
after a short deliberation recommend?
ed the following: President, Pleasant
Goode; vice-President, Samuel Jen?
kins; Secretary, P. Ellington; Trea?
surer, R. Carter. The report of the
committee was unanimously con?
curred in. Addresses were delivered
by Colonels Thomas and.D. Wyatt
Aiken; and also by W. Myers. Plea?
sant Goodo, James Minor and others
aro entitled to great credit for their
earnest efforts in this matter.
Ki K. K.-As the fears of excitable
mortals have been seriously aroused
by this mythical club, we deem it
necessary to speak plainly with refer?
ence to it. That au oath-bouud or
secret organization of tho character
attributed to the "Ku Klux" exists in
Columbia, or even in the State, we
4o not believe. And as for the
"threatening" missives which have
been sent to different individuals, wo
verily believo they can be traced to
such fun-lovers as appreciate "April
fools," "comic Valentines," and such.
That political capital is being made
of tho matter by interested persons,
aud exaggerated statements, deroga?
tory to the peaceful character of
Columbia, have been forwarded to
the Commanding General, there is
not tho shadow of a doubt. This is
wrong in principle. Not an outrage
can bo pointed to as having boen
committed by any of tho "brother?
hood," so-called. The posting of a
few hand-bills, decorated with cof
fins, death-heads, etc., is small proof
upon which to base such torn ble
charges as, we aro informed, havo
been made to the authorities.
M Arti ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during tho week from 8J?
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
4>? to 5?.i p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at?,?^ p. m., and
olose at 8}p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8y? a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Opeu for delivery 5j<?
d. m., closes at 8 p. m.
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ARTIFICIAL TEETH-.SEDUCTION IN
PRICE.-Dr*. Reynolds & Reynolds
advertise a material reduction in
prices for, teeth. Theirpewly patent?
ed improvement is worthy of exami?
nation. We have noticed this im?
provement more fully lieretofore, and
merely refer to it agaii to let the re
ductiou iu price be known.
SOMETHING NEW ANI- CONVENIENT.
Messr-s. J. & T. R. Agnew have re?
ceived a small iuvoici of approved
brand cigars, which are decidedly
unique; matches are ignored, and
the smoker gives the ead of his wood
a scrape, and, presto! it is ignited
without further trouble. Give them
FIRE.-About half-past 1 o'clock,
this morning, fire was discovered is?
suing from a building, located on
Plain street, uear the Greenville
Railroad, belonging to Alderman C.
P. Remseu. The alarm was promptly
given, but owing to the great diffi?
culty in reaching the spot, and also
of obtaining water, tho firemen were
unable to stop the progress of tho
flames, which communicated to the
adjoining cottage, and in a short timo
both were consumed. Tho firo was
undoubtedly the work of an incendi?
ary, us tho buildings were unoccupied.
lt is said that the flames could have
been readily extinguished, when first
seen, with a bucket of water; but on
repairing to the well, it was found
that the rope had been removed. It
is believed that the property wns par?
COURT OF AFPEVLS-Wednesday.
Daniel J. Keels ads. W. E. Smith.
Mr. Riohardsou resumed "and con?
cluded his argument for appellee.
The Eastern Circuit was next taken
up, and argumento heard in the fol?
J. R. & M. R Reif.es rs. W. H.
Moody. Mr. Sellars for appellants;
Mr. C. D. Evans for appellee.
E. F. Graham ads. the State, (ob?
structing public landing.) Mr. Sel?
lers for appellant; no reply.
D. R. Brown & D. C. Gunter ads.
the Stute, (hog stealing.) Mr. Sel?
lers for appellants; no reply.
R. B. Siugletary ads. J. A. H. Coek
field. Brief and argument of Mr.
Pressley, counsel for appellant, read
by Mr." Maurice; Mr. R. Dozier for
Moses R. Sauders and wife PS. Ro?
bert Rogers, trustee. Brief read and
argument for appellant opeued by
Mr. F. F. Warley.
John D. Stokes ads. tho State, was
THE SuPPEBS ron THE BENEFIT OF
THE LADEES' INDUSTRIAL ASSOCIATION.
Thia evening, 30th, and to-morrow,
1st pros., suppers, on tho restaurant
plan, will bo served ;in the dmiug
saloon of Major Davis* new hotel, on
Main street, near Gregg's Hall.
These recherche* entertainments aro
for tho exclusive benefit of an asso?
ciation which has afforded material
aid and comfort to numbers of unfor?
tunates, who aro willing to work,
byt, owing to the stringency of tho
times, aro unable to obtain n liveli?
hood. Tables will bo provided,
where parties of two, threo, four and
mure will be supplied by young ladies
with all tho delicacies of the season,
ns well as substantials of various
kinds. The prices of all the articles
have been arranged, from which
there will be no deviation. We have
been requested by thc ladies to re?
turn their sincere thanks to the citi?
zens for their liberal "material assist?
Contributions of any kind left
with Mrs. Darby or Mrs. Fair will be
thankfully received. Tho following
geutlemen have been appointed ma?
Mayor Stark, Gon. Preston, Mnj.
Wm. Peck, Dr. Fair, Dr. J. Darby, i
Gen. Haskell, Gen. Alexander, Capt. I
Stauley, Col. MoMastor, Messrs. W. 1
K. Bochman, Thomas Gregg, Walter 1
Fisher, J. A. Selby, W. C. Hwaffield, i
E. Hope? J. Fisher, C. Bouknight, <
C. J. Bellin, R. N. Lowrance, H. 1
PROPOSED PNLAKGEMENT. -To-mor?
row the Pho??x will be enlarged. Let
our friends come forward and help
us with meir names and subscrip?
tions and good will, and we promise
a paper worthy of the capital of the
State, an? of the cause to which we
have givm our energies. Democratic
Clubs wll find that our columns will
keep thmi posted as to the aims aud
progrew of tho Democratic party in
this Stite and elsewhere. The De?
mocratic or conservative element will
find ii this journal a judicious but
A friend 'rom one of the upper
Districts fur nish cs ns with the fol?
lowing dialogue, which occurred at
the :>olls during the recent election,
betveen ono of the candidates
(white, radical,) and a respectable
colored man, who voted the conser?
RADICAL-I can't understand, Har?
ry, how you eau voto against your
owu people and the candidates of the
great Republican party, aud I would
like you to explain.
HARRY-Well, sir, der is some
tings I do understand and some I
dou't. I can understand how a co?
lored man would like to raise himself
up to tho white mau; bul I cau't
understand how a 'spectable white
man can brin^ himself down to de
lebel of the nigger, who ain't no bet?
ter now than 'fore he was free. I
ain't so sure, you see, dat dey are
working for the good of my people;
I ain't sure they aro 'spectable. Now,
if 3-011 'splain dis, den I'll tell yon
moro 'bout my vote.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at?
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
P. W. Kraft-Cakes, ko.
F. A. Sohneider-Soda Water.
Thos. Wethers-Barber Shep.
J. ?fe T. R. Agnew-Segars^ kc.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Auction. "
Reynolds & Reynolds-Teetb.
C. Waring-For Sale or Rent.
The Japan correspondence of the
New York Herald is dated United
States steamer Oneida, off Hiogo,
February 20, 18G8. A party of
Frennh carbineers at Osaka being
stoned by a mob of natives, fired
into them, killing five and wounding
many. Nearly aU the foreign ves?
sels had drawn up within shelling
distance to protect their consulates,
and a party of men iron! English.
French and American vessels ha'i de?
stroyed the ammunition in a lort
near Hiogo which had been deserted
by the troops. A body of 300 Japan
eso troops bad made a desultory
attack upon thc American Consulate
ns they passed through Kobi, and in
consequence our crews had thrown
up eartb-worksashore, and placed four
howitzers in battery. Prince Satsu
nin, who arrived in front of the city,
was granted a right of passage
through tho place, only on condition
of apologizing and granting protec?
tion to foreigners, which ho did,
whereupon tho foreign troops, with
the exception of marine guards at
the consulates, wore withdrawn.
Thc competition between the rival
lines of steamers to California is
flooding San Francisco with more
people than can lind employment or
tho means of livelihood. Loud com?
plaints are made in that city of the
rapidly increasing surplus of popula?
tion. Trade is dull, wages are low.
provisions and all the necessaries of
lifo aro high, and tboso who take
advantage of the low rates of passage
to get out there, lind themselves
quito unable to get back. San Fran?
cisco bus ceased to be a '"new coun?
try'- in tho sense of needing fresh
RUSE ot* AN ESCAPED CONVICT.-Au
account was published last February
in tho Lawrence, Kansas, papers, of a
man in that city having been knocked
down aud robbed of everything, in?
cluding his clothing. A' charitable
family clothed and fed tho sufferer,
md sent bim on his way rejoicing,
ilomu time subsequently, the wind
having blown a largo pilo of weeds
nut of tho road near tho honso of this
family, a suit of striped clothing was
?8covered, proving thc stanger to
tiovo been a convict making bis es?