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applied to mo, have not been regiatered. Of the 248, the greater
portion (147) have found employment in Charleston, one of them
only having reported sick, and gono to>Jhe hoepMjal. I h*ve received
and answered nearly 400 letters, and jfe\\o distributed nearly 1,000
pamphlets in tho Northern States andsmties... I had advertisements
in the German and Irish, papers of Ne* Yorjjt, which have brought
me a number of applications for Bpecfat information) and for situa?
tions, which I was not always able *to furnish. In the absence of
our agent for Ireland, I have accepted the kind aid of several
gentlemen and ship-masters, to distribute in that country and in
Scotland, several hundred pamphlets. But I deem it of importance,
that the office should now be filled, and would respectfully solicit
your EScollency to make the appointment'at' your earliest wm
vonienoe. . H ' \ *] ? ' ' >' I' !/.'* ' ,
It will be seen from the above, that our success is very limited;
but from tho comprehensive view of the matter, which, in my official
position, I have been able to obtain, I havo been strengthened in
the opinion^ that isamigrstivii in one groat necessity, and that
without an influx of ari industrious and reliable working population,
our State can never recover hex lost prosperity. And I think I
perceive a prospect of success, depending, however, on our con?
tinued exertions, and the liberality o? our people in their offers of
lands. I am now preparing a scheme for aiding th,? efforts of this
Bureau, and at the same time, giving an impetus to the industrial
developments of our State, which I will soon have the honor of
submitting to your Excellency. Several planters have already made
offers of donating to industrious settlers, portions of their lands;
and if such liberality could become igenetal, it would certainly
exercise a decided and favorable influence. But our constant
endeavor should bo to induce our people to associate everywhere in
the interest of immigration and industrial progross. A commence?
ment has been made, but our distress is so general and our energies
seem to be so benumbed, in consequence of the embarrassments of
our labor system, and the insecurity of our institutions, that it
would be unjust not to bide patiently for more favorable develop?
ments in the course of time. Yet, whoever among us has patriotism,
should exercise it now, with his friends and neighbors, for the
The General Assembly, at the last session, added the appropria?
tion of $10,000 to to the Executive Contingent Fund, for the expenses
of the Bureau of Immigration. Of this amount, Executive drafts
have been made of $7,007.22, to cover the following payments, viz:
For salary of the agent in Scandinavia, for the year, to
April, 1868._,.$1,500 00
For salary of the agent in Germany, for the year to May,
1868.:. 1,500 00
For salary of Commissioner for 9 months, up to Novem?
ber 18, 1867. 1,125 00
Contingencies, printing end advertising in Germany. 500 00
Contingencies, printing and advertising in Scandinavia.. 500 00
For advertising in this State and in tho. North, and sundry
other expenses. 468 55
For postage, box rent and distributing expensos. 51 29
For books, stationery and fuel. 38 60
For stereotype map, printing 5,000 pamphlets in English,
and 10,000 maps of State, ?Sec. 732 00
For printing Supplement No. 1. 167 28
Balance Commissioner's contingent. 424 50
Leaving imdravvn of appropriation for 1867.$2,992 70
Your Excellency will porceive that oui1 expenses, including the
pay of an agent for Ireland, have been entirely within the appropria?
tion. It was the intention of the law to have tho three agencies ol
Ireland, Germany and Seajidinavja lilied, and the appropriation was
estimated accortlingly. Subsequent developments would seem te
make it desirable to also establish an agency in France, if we could
in any maimer accomplish it, which would perhaps bo possible hy
means of last year's unexpended funds. Several of our Southern
sister States have now established Inrniigration Bureaus. Louisiana
pays her commissioner a very liberal salary, and provides for two
clerks and live agents. But New Orleans has now steam communi?
cation with Europe, and immigrants for Missouri and the far West
travel that route. Texas is increasing very fast by large immigra?
tion from Germany-four vessels with nearly a thousand passengers
having arrived at Galveston this season. This is owing to hei
German colonies established before the war. Tennessee provides
only for agents in tho Northern parts of the United States, and
expects to gain her share of immigration in that manner. But bea
. people aro very much alive to the subject, and are everywhere form?
ing associations to facilitate immigration by private contributions
By reducing the salaries of our other agents, we might, perhaps
also have an agency in New York; but I am not convinced of any
great advantage from it. The better class of immigrants to thal
great port proceed immediately to their points of destination, leav?
ing those without means and without a settled purpose, and ven
often disinclined lo agricultural pursuits, behind them. Such w<
could not give employment to. We are as yet too contracted ii
varieties of pursuits, until our industrial occupations and genera
prosperity shall be onco more, botter developed. There aro now t
number of private agencies ready to fill all orders of planters foj
laborers on special contracts. My efforts have been directed to ai
influence in Europe which should frive us a clo?? nf imtoigraal? thu
will nut ouiy bring us theil* personal powers of production, but th?
means also to make them availablo at once; and with them one
after them will como enough of laborers to supply all our demands
without overburdening us with numbers of useless idlers, whom w<
are unable to support. And we are in a fair way of attaining thea?
objects, which, however, would bo very much facilitated by a lino o
steamers, as I have mentioned above. Tho city of Charleston car
and must lie made tho port of arrival for the immigrants to th?
State, that I have named, and when we are once more under ou
own government, if it should be at all inclined to our speed]
recuperation, it must be the aim of the Legislature to liberal^
assist in measures to that effect.
I ha's e the honor to be, your Excellency's obedient servant,
JOHN A. WAGENER,
Gun. Canby h aa ordored tlie. Legis?
lature eleot not to assemble, and well
ho may. Is there any eleotion at all? j
Tho ofBcors of the Government
should and mast be elected under the
Government that it, has to adminis?
ter. Thero'ca? be no Government*!
under th? Oonakitutioa un til the Cou- j
stitution has been ratified. The
oleotion was therefore ?rmere nullity.
The provinional Government "so
oalled" is still in existeu'do.snd must
bc 8? Ui.Ul no have a Constitution.
There oan be no Constitution until
it is ratified. After the ratification,
there IR a fundamental law which pre?
scribes how the election shall toke
plane ?nd for whom. For instanoe,
there id no snob thing in the "terri?
tory" of South Carolina as the office
of Governor, until the Constitution
creates the office; there is no Consti?
tution until Congress approves-and
then comes the election under the
Constitution for State officers. Tho
argument ie conclusive, but wo do
not now propose to elaborate it. Any
law passed by a Legislature so elect?
ed, would be no law; any act done
by them would be void. Try again,
oh ye poweret and better lnok uttend
yon. Should an attempt be made to
legalize an illegal body, here will be
work for the Supreme Court. If there
was "a State," then the present Le?
gislature has no legal' existence, be?
cause not oalled .into being by the
powers of the State; if there was no
State, then there must be a Consti?
tution creating it a State, before there
oan be offioers of the State elected to
administer the law of the State under
A Nut for thc Kati lc ul?.
It may be of some little interest to
tho people of our State to kuow what
proportion of the burden of taxa?
tion is borne by their "so-called"
representatives in the lato Conven?
tion and the recently elected Legis?
lature. It will certainly go far to
soothe the feelings of the outraged
tax-payers, that these gentlemen
have contributed so liberally to the
funds of our impoverished State,
which their late labors in tho Con?
vention compelled them to deplete
with such patriotic spirit.
The following statement exhibits
an analysis of the taxes paid by the
members of the Convention aud of
tho Legislature recently elected, ac?
cording to the tja returns in the
Comptroller's office: Th? total amount
paid by the members of tho Legisla?
ture, 8700.63; of this amount, six
members pay, $391.62; leaving ba?
lance paid by all other members,
8309.01. Executions for $140.76 of
this balance have been issued, and wo
havo not been able to ascertain whe?
ther or not they aro paid. The total
amount paid by the members of the
Cnnstilidional Convention, 8879.54; of
this amount, one member (a conser?
vativo) paid $508.85; and three mem?
bers paid 8210.50-8719.35; balance
paid by all other members, 8160.19.
Executions for $77.75, of this balance
have been lodged, and wo are unable
to say whether they are paid or not.
Allowing that these executions are
unpaid, and it is reasonable thus to
suppose, tho amount of taxes paid
by 120 men of thoJConvoution for
one year is 884.24. These 120 re?
ceived for sixty days' service at the
Convention, $79,200. Estimating
their contributions to the public
treasury by this return, it will take
them 955 years to repay the State tho
sum they abstracted from her for
sixty days' service! This is exclu?
sive of mileage-which would in?
crease tho amount paid to the Oon
ventionites to more than 8100,000.
Thc nubile uionoy is seldom more
uselessly squandered than in a vo?
lume just turned out at the Govern?
ment printing office. It is a book of
910 pages, about tho size of a large
pulpit or family Bible, bound in tho
highest stylo of Turkey morocco,
costing $37 a volume, its contents
aro the expressions of oondolence,
abroad and at home, on the death of
Mr. Lincoln. It embraces every?
thing on the subject, from Queen
Victoria's letter to the resolutions of
a town meeting in Boone County,
Missouri. Every Congressman hos
beeu furnished with a copy, and it is
said that the amount expended upon
it exceeds $100,000.
"gfoiONATINO MEETING TN CHARLES
TON.-A. large meeting was held in
Masonic Heil on Friday evening, pre?
sided o*ie.tfj-$lr. E. Platt, who an?
nounced that the object was to effect
an arrangement by which residents of
.Charleston possessing the confidonco
of the community, might, bo selected
to fill the different offices iu the gift
pf tba people^ To accomplish this,
harmony was essential; lhere should
be promptness of action, little talking
and much work. After the unouimous
adoption of a serres of resolutions',
addresses were. duli ver ed by Messrs.
Russell, Coogan und .DoLcou. , The
chairman having been- asked for in?
formation relative to tho iron-clad
oath, read a communication from
Gen. Canbv. in which i* W5S stated
"that until"tho State ol South Caro?
lina is declared entitled to represen?
tation in the Congress of the United
States, the oath prescribed by Act of
Congress of July 2, 1862, must be
taken by all persons appointed or
elected to office. " This gave a new
phase to affairs. It was evident that
men must be chosen who United to
large capability and administrative
qualities, tho ability to take the test
How rr WORXS.-The spectacle
which now, three years after the close
of the war, is being exhibited in Vir?
ginia, of the removal of long-tried
nnd faithful officers, because they
cannot toke the iron-clad oath, and
the appointment in their stead of
comparative strangers, is certainly
not calculated to facilitate the recon?
struction sentiment or to render effi?
cient the administration of the Go?
vernment. It is understood that
Gen. Schofield is not acting of bis
own promptings in this matter, but
has his policy marked ont for him at
Washington. He hns himself em?
phatically expressed to the late Re?
construction Convention his convic?
tion of the practical impossibility of
administering tho government of
Virginia with tho provision of the
iron-clad oath of office in it, and he
must see daily illustrations of it in
the wholesale work which the official
guillotine is now making. Tho last
conspicuous removal is that of the
venerable Joseph Mayo, brother-in
law of the late Gea. Scott, who has
been Mayor of Richmond for the last
fifteen years, and now, withont re?
gard to the sentiment und desires of
those whom he served, is put out of
office in mere accord with the party
policy of those not only outside of
that community, but outside of the
State. Truly the lot of Virginia
seems a hard one, subjected to taxa?
tion without representation, excluded
from every brauch of the Federal
service, and its people now expelled
from public employment in their own
State, and aliens nud adventurers put
iu their stead.-Baltimore Sun.
Further particulars of the tornado
at Shanghai, Til., state that the entire
Northern portion of the village was de?
stroyed. Sixteen houses, a school?
house, and tho only two churches
which the village contained, were
demolished. Four persons were j
killed, Mrs. Wood, George Binn,
Harrison Wilson, a son of Mortimer j
Page, and from thirty-five to forty
were wounded, many fatally.
The Ku Klux Klan is said to num?
ber 75,000 members in Alabama.
The Lieutenant Grand Cyclops has j
his hind-quarters in the saddle, and
head quarters in Sacred Serpent's
Den, and his camp in a grave-yard
near Montgomery- His stuff is Col.
Black Cat, Col. Grand White Death,
Major Rattling Skeleton, Capt. Pust
High Giant and Lieutenant Red Dag?
Choice Sugar-Cured Hams
A ND PRIME VENISON HAMS, st
J\. S WY GE UT A BENN'S.
ANOTHER SUPPLY, at
SWYGEHT A SENN'S.
FOR sale low st
SWYUERT & SENN'S.
May 10 lino
Democratic Club Ward No. 3.
nnilE rnombore of thia Chm will mee', at
A the usual place TO-MORROW (Men
day) EVEN INO, at S o'clock, for the trans?
action of important business. Tty order
of the Vioe-PreBidont. S. T. AGNEW,
May 10 Secretary.
CITY OF COLUMBIA PA8T DUE COU?
PONS. Apply at this Olllco.
QAA LBS. PRIME SMOKED BEEF,
OUU just in and for sale bv
? E. A O. i>. HOPE.
NOTICE TO PLANTERS.
WEARE PREPARED TO FURNISH
ON SHORT NOTICE. AND ON THE
VERY BEST TERMS, STANDARD AGRI?
MOWERft, THRESHERS. HORSE POW?
ERS, HAY BAKES, ENGINES AND MILL
FINDINGS, WHEAT FANS, CORN
3HELLERS, STRAW CUTTERS, and keep
on hand many of the nbovo machines,
with BOLTING CLOTHS, SCREEN WIRE,
Wo aro interested in, as well as familiar
with, tho wanta of the poople of our State,
ind can warrant machines sold by us tobe
die best adapted to thiH country, and will
?ell at manufacturers' prices. Pa*rties must
nske their orders early to prevent disap
xrintment. FISHER A- LOWRANCE.
May 7_, _
Scrofula, or King'? Kv?, ?s cured by
using Helnitdh's Queen'* Delight.
REPOSTS OP OFFICERS.-We com
c .oce t|?e publication,thia morning^
of ?yarioji? repoirt? from officer* cort
neoted ^jrith the E sec a Uv e Depart?
ment andi \7ith; the public institutions
of the rjounfry, '"which have been
made to Gov. Orr, prior to his retire?
ment from office.
CHEAT PUBLICATIONS.-Wo have re?
ceived from Messrs. Duffie & Chap?
man a copy of "A Message from the
Sea," being too twenty-sixth.volume
of " Peterson'rt cheap edition for tho
Million of Charlea Dickens' worka"
price 25 canta. Also, "The Abbott."
z* "FeLarson's cheap edition for the
Million of the Waverley Novels,"
price 20 cents. These publications
are, we believe, the cheapest ever
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.
Trinity Cbnreh-R . P. J. Shand,
Rector, IO,1? u. m. and 4 p. m.
Presbyterinn Churoh-Rev. W. E.
Boggs, Pus tor, 101? a. m. and 8 p. m.
St. Peter'? Churoh-Rev. J. J.
O'Connell, Pastor, 10 n. m. and 3
Washington Street Chapel-Rev.
Wm. Martin, IO1*,' a. m. j Rev. S. H.
Brovne, 5 p. m.
Marion Street Church-Rev. S. H.
Browne, 10>? H. m.; Rev. William
Martin, 41< p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A.
R. Rude, IO1-;, a. m.
.Baptist Church-Rev. S. F. Ten?
ney, 10}? a. m.
RlCBXAND DEMOCIUTIO CLUB.-A
called meetiug of this club waa held
yesterday, iu Gregg's Hall, for thc
purpose of receiving the reports ol
the several committees appointed tc
nominate Municipal and District of?
ficers. The President, Capt. W. B.
Stanley, called the club to order,
and declared the meetiug pr?par?e
for business. Mr. John McKenzie,
Chairman of the Committee on No
minutions, submitted a report, nomi
nating officers for the several officei
to be filled; but in considering thi
report, it waa found that several o
the gentlemen named were disfran
ohised, Oi disqualified on account o
having held offices before the war, a;
covered by the proposed amendment
known as tho 3d sectiou of the l?tl
amendment to the Constitution of th
United Suites. In order to avon
this difficulty, aud to give time to in
quire into the political disqualifier
tions cf the nominees, it was move,
aud seconded, that the report be lai
on tho table; which was agreed tc
On motion of Gen. Hampton, a oorr.
mittee, consisting of the followin
named getlemen, wes appointed t
revise tho nominations made by th
club committees, aud report to thi
body on Wednesday next, the name
of such persons as have been norn
nated to District offices, and who ai
disqualified under the above name
section; and to nominate others i
case said disqualifications exist:
Gen. Hampton, W. K. Backmai
Dr. R. W. Gibbes,'.Judge J. T. Greei
Col. F. W. McMaster, H. Solomoi
Dr. C. H. Mint, J. S. Rhett, Joh
Preston, Jr., Thos; J. LaMotte, I
Levy, M. A. Shelton.
Mr. John McKenzie, Chairman <
Committee on Nominations for Ma;
oralty, also made a report, nomina
ing Col. J. P. Thomas, and he wi
declared thc nominee of the club.
An animated discussion ensue?
participated in by Messrs. Reynold
Hunt, Trcvet and others.
The report? of the several wan
wero received, and the following gel
tlemcn nominated as Aldermen ;
represent their respective wards :
tho City Council:
Fatal! WARD-Clark Waring, T. V
Radcliffe, James Claffy.
SECOND WARD-C. A. Bedell, R. 1
Bryan, H. E Scott, (declined.)
THIRD WARD-W. P. Geiger, V
T. Walter, A. L. Solomon, (declined
FOURTH WARD-Edward Hope, 1
P. Miller, W. C. Swaffield.
These ndrainatioss woreeonflrme
The attention of members in Wan
2 and 3 is called to thc vacan<
caused by tho declination of two
the nominees, aud they are request?
to nominate others and report tl
same on Wednesday next.
MAHi ARKAKOKMENTS.-The po
office open during the week from 8,
?. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, fro
\% to 5>a p. m.
Thc Charleston and Western mai
ire open for delivery at4f? p. m., ar
dose at 81p. m.
Northoru-Open for delivery
i'.C u. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Groonvilh -Open for delivery 5,
?. m., closes at 8 p. m.
DECORATING THE GrBAVES OF THE
CONFEDERATE DEAD.-The ladies of
the Memorial Association will meet
a^ tho porter'H lodge in tho Cemetery,
cm Tuesday afternoon next, at half - J
pi^flt 5 o'clock, for tho purpose of de- \
curating the graven of the Confede?
rate dead. A goneral invitation is
extended to the citizens to be present
and assist in the mournful duty. Con?
tributions of wreaths and flowers are
requested to be sent to the cemetery.
THE NEW INDIA RUBBER SCRUBBING
BRU?IL-You have already noticed
this new and useful article for house
\ keepers. Having witnessed ita ope
rations, and tho ease and labor-saving
with which it does its work and so
completely, I cannot refrain from
calling the attention of house-keepers
to it. It takes out,' as easily as k
' piece of rubber does a pencil mark
from paper, all grease spots from the
floor, and save? the slush and dis?
agreeable condition of the floor
usually attending the old system. It
dries up its work as it goes, and when
the last rub is given to the floor of a
Toom, it is dry, polished and ready
for use. I strongly recommend it to
every house-keeper in the city and
country. Major John .Alexander is
the sole manufacturer of this useful
article, and the price (seventy-five
cents) is so moderate that not even
the poorest (if a tidy houBe-keeper)
i can afford to do without ono of them.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at?
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first'
time this morning:
The Merchant's Ticket.
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
F. W. Green-Sheriff's Sales.
Swygert & Senn-Corn, &c.
Meeting Third Ward Club.
Apply at this Office-Wanted.
A FALLACY .-Some people think that
chronic dyspepsia may be cured by exer?
cise and diet alono. This is a mietake.
The Btomach must be stimulated and regu?
lated, and the liver and the discharging
otgans put in good working orTler before a
cure eau be effected. Bach is the opera?
tion of HOSTETTER'H BITTEB8.
"They tono the stomach, set the liver
And mit the stomach in such healthful
That good digestion waite on appetite."
Many person? fancy that fever and ague
can bu avoided by adopting unusual pr??
caution? against damp and cold. Never
was there a greater fallacy. There ls po
absolute safeguard against malarious ma?
ladies, except Hostetter's Bitters.
"To brace the frame, and make it ague
To kce,< tho causes of disease aloof,"'
There is nothing like thia genial vege?
table iuvigoraut. So, too, in cases where
there is a predisposition to biliousness;
the constitutional tendency ia combatted
and held in check bv tho alterative action
of tho Bitters.
Diet and regimen are powerful allies of
judicious medical treatment when the pre?
servation of health in insalubrious locali?
ties is the object in view. But they will
not answer tho desired cud alone. Use
them as aids to the Bitters, but do not
rely upon the efficacy of any formula that
v does not include this admirable tonic.
The Bitters consist of an unadulterated
I vegetable esseuce, (unrivalled among .-ti?
ru ula nts.) medicated solely with herbs aud
loots of acknovlodgsd virtue as tonics.
j II is agreeable to the taste and perfectly
Harmless. Evon to children of delicate
constitution* it way be given with perfect
impunity. In fact, with these, no with
those of older growth, its wonderful r?cu?
p?rant properties are at once apparent.
: May 10_,^J;6_
RECEIVED to-day, fresh SUGAR, SODA
and CREAM BI80UIT, GINGER
SNAPS, TEA and GINGER OAKES.
May g FISHER Sc LOWRANCE.
AT PRIVATE SALE.
THE DESIRABLE LOT, with RE
MSIDENCE. corner of Laurel and Bull
streets, known as the "Bronson"
Tho buildings aro all tirst class and
complete, with all modern improvements
and conveniences. The lot contains three
fourths of ?n aero or more; r-.o?l stocked
with choico imita and shrubbery.
For terms-which will be mads accom?
modating-apply to Mus. H. C. BRON
S(?N, thront;li this office. May !> G
Kf\ BOXES NO. I HERRINGS, for ..alo
0\J low. E. Si G. 1). HOPE.
TROTTING STALLION DANVILLE.
Price Reduced to Fifteen Dollars.
j~ IN order to place my horse,
/Y??jr DANVILLE, at a price Within the
r'K 1 J reach of alldoairoua of raising fine
stock. I haye reduced tho pri?e te rI?'
TEEN DOLLARS, (cash, in'advance.) for
the BOason. S. SHERID \.N.
May 7 _ C
AFEW bushels o? ROUGH RICE mr
salo low, for cash
May 7 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
DR D. L. BOOZER,
IT AVINO obtained from tho different
JL patentees of tho profession, office
rights of tho latest improvement in DEN?
TISTRY, is preparen to do all kinds of
DENTAL WORK with noatnees, durability
and despatch, .it the very lowest rates.
Perfect satisfaction guaranteed. Ofliro oa
Main street, Columbia, S. C., three door-i
North of Agnow's". May > ly
Bacon, Hains, Lard, Oom.
25.000 IM? Um. HAMS,
l.eo i lbs. LARD,
1,000 bushels COAN.
April 18 R. O'NEALE Si SON.