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FOR DISTRICT OFFICERS RICHLAND.
A L. SOLOMON.
For Clerk of Court.
D. B. DESAUSSURE.
P. H. SHULER.
C. F. HARRISON. *
For Probate Judge.
F. H. ELMORE.
For County Commissioners.
JOHN SCOTT. N. J. DUBARD.
R. O'NEALE, JR.
For School Commissioner.
R. O'NEALE, JR.
MUN ICU'Ali OFFICERS-CITY COLUMBIA.
COL. J. F. TnOiriAa.
For Aldermen.-WARD NO. 1.
T. W. RADCLIFFE.
WARD NO: 2.
C. A BEDELL.
R. L. BRYAN.
O. Z. BATES.
WARD NO. 3.
W. P. GEIGER.
W. T. WALTER.
WARD NO. 4.
W. C. SWAFFLELD.
L. P. MILLER.
Friday Morning, May 22. 1868.
The Mercury and the Democratic
Worcmcnt In South Carolina.
After several mild advances, the
Charleston Mercury has at lost
couched its lance and run at full tilt
against the Democratic movement
started in this State in April last. We
deplore any division in South Caroli?
na at this time, when the union of all
good, wise and true men in the State
is so especially desirable. But we are
prepared, as one of the journals in
the State that have sustained the
principles set forth by the recent Con?
vention, to vindicate them when as?
sailed, and calmly and dispassionate?
ly to show the reasons for the faith
that is in us.
Analyze the Mercury's editorial,
and it will be found that it contain J
these points: First, a repetition of its
former charge, that, in oar conserva?
tive position on tho question of no
gro suffrage, we fail to "back" our
friends at the North of the Demo?
cratic party. Secondly, that the
sending of the late sub-committee,
who visited Washington, to represent
the remonstrance paper, was neither
a "sensible" nor a "decent" thing on
the part of the State Central Executive
Committee; and, thirdly, that another
Convention of the State should be
called to consider the question of ne?
gro suffrage, and to appoint new
delegates; and that the delegates elect
do not attend the New York Conven?
tion until further instructed.
1. With regard to the first propo?
sition, we have already, as we con?
ceive, conclusively answered the Mer?
cury on a previous occasion, when it
made the same point. Now, it is
only necessary for us to add,
that additional information and ob?
servation, and moro maturo reflec?
tion, have served but to strengthen
our conviction, that we of the South
cannot more effectually aid tho Demo?
cratic movement in tho whole coun?
try, than by taking on the question of
negro suffrage just such a position as
the late Conveution took. It is true,
that if tho Mercury takes its cue from
the La Crosse Democrat, (a paper, in
tunny respects, deserving, but over
zealous,) and the extremists of tho
D .mocratic party North, it is natural
for it to arrive at its conclusions.
But we are disposed to accept the
Journal of Commerce and the New
York World, as better representatives
of tho great body of the Northern
Democracy than tho La Crosse paper,
and tho Hon. Mr. Doolittle as rather
moro to bo depended upon than Mr.
Y&lhv?uiguaxn-wo mean, as men rep?
resenting tho strength of tho North?
ern Democrats. But, apart from
this, wo call attention to the
fact, that tho great poiut North, on
the part of tho Northern Democracy,
is opposition to negro rule. Against
this, ail their most forcible-all their
leading-arguments aro directed.
Tho strong point against radicalism
is this, and not against oijtiro negro
exclusion from political participation
in the Government. Hence our posi?
tion-that to tho States belongs the
question of suffrage, and that, as for
ourselves, in view of the peculiar cir?
cumstances of the case, wc are willing,
when vre have the power, to grant a
qualified suffrage-is in no degree
calculated to injure our cause North.
Bat, on the contrary, aa a conserva?
tive, reasonable proposition it puts us
on high ground, and help.) the cause.
Suppose we are in advance on this
point. If we aro right, let us plant
our flag and keep our position.
2. As it respects the second point
made by the Mercury, wo observe, in
the first place, that our ootemporary
has suffered itself to gravely misrep?
resent the motives and purposes of
the State Central Executive Commit?
tee, in the matter of their sending on
a committee to W??uiiigt?? to repre?
sent the remonstrance against the
new Constitution for this State. The
Mercury asks: "Is it sensible, is it de?
cent, for us in the South to send
agents to Washington, to strive to
patch up a compromise with our malig?
nant and devilish enemies; when, if
successful, the effect would be to
weaken, and, perhaps, defeat the
great party at the North, which is
now straggling for tho Constitution
of our fathers and tho free Govern?
ment they have transmitted to us?"
We ask now, is it "decent" in the
Mercury thus to suggest what it ought
to know is absolutely untrue, in point
of fair construction of motives, words
?nd acts? The committee, to whom
reference is made, went to Washing?
ton to perform a high publio duty.
They went at the instance of the Rich?
land Democratic Club, and by the ap?
pointment of the State Central Execu?
tive Committee, composed in part of
such men as Wade Hampton, F. W.
MoMaster, Jos. Daniel Popo, Samuel
McGowan and Wm. M. Shannon
men who, we suppose, are quite as
competent to decide questions of po?
litical wisdom and decency as tho
Mercury. They went not "to strive
to patch up a compromise with our
malignant and devilish enemies," but
to remonstrate against the imposition
of an infamous Constitution upon
oar people, and failing to accomplish
a practical result, to put on record a
manly protest against the sacrifice of
the rights of white men in South
Carolina; uud how they performed
their task, the country knows. The
Mercury may seek to disparage the
movement; may sneer at the failure
of the missiou, but we submit,
that even a virtuous effort is a
commendable thing, and that there is
this difference between the Mercury
and the Committee, whose acts are
assailed: whilst the Mercury remained
at home and confined its action to
windy declamation and extreme ut?
terances, the Committee went to work
and made a practical effort to benefit
But it is not true, that the efforts of
the Committee produced no effect
as the Mercury alleged. Read Mr.
Beck's speech; read the New York
World; read the Northern papers,
and it will be found that the Com?
mittee succeeded in putting our ar?
gument before the country, and that
important moral results have been
3. With respect to the third point
in the Mercury's article, we havo only
to say, that this is a question that be?
longs to tho gentlemen concerned;
but wo may add, that iu deciding
what course to adopt, it is likely thal
they will conform rather to tho sug?
gestions of their own mind than to
the advice of tho Mercury.
One point more. Tho Mercury says,
in reference to the delegates elect:
"Wo know these gentlemen too well
personally, to believo thut they would
consciously misrepresent tho people.
But it is ceituinly true in politics,
that well-meaning men are often tho
most mischievous. Their very vir?
tues give them their power for evil."
This is decidedly rich and rare.
No escape is there from such
philosophy, ll culones public men
on either horn of tho dilemma. If
they are wicked und designing and
devilish, they are to be feared be?
cause of their spirit for evil. If they
are well-meaning, "their very vir?
tues" mako thom "mischievous."
But we suppose we know what the
Mercury meant. This is the thought,
that the virtuous parties compliment,
ed, though good, easy men, mild
mannered enough, are yet rather
soft-brained, and have not tho Mer?
cury's own sharp, clear insight into
the nature of men and the workings
of government. In fine, our ootem?
porary commends and, at the same
time, "damus with faint praise."
"The cry ia, Billi they corns."
ANDERSON DISTRICT.-Club organ?
ized at Honea Path, on May 9. Pre?
sident, M. Burt; Vice-President, Dr.
T. A. Hudgens; Secretary, W. T.
Club formed at Williamston, on
Club formed at Calhoun, on May
Club formed at Flat Rook. A. O.
Norris, President; J. C. Haynio, H.
Gentry, Vice-Proaideuts; Elbert M
Club formed at Long Lane, on 14th.
W. W. Ren wick. President; James
W. Law, vice-President; C. M.
Morriu. Secretary; C. A. Rutherford,
SPARTANBURO DISTRICT. -Yet one
moro formed in this District, at
Cross Anchor. John H. Walker,
President; Col. Floyd, Capt. F. N.
Walker, B. L. Allen, vice-Presidents;
Dr. B. F. Walker, Secretary; John
Davis, Treasurer. Meeting addressed
by those influential citizens and dis?
creet gentlemen, Gabriel Cannon aad
FAIRFIELD.-Club formed at Ho?
reb. J. A. Smith, President; C. O.
Trapp, A. P. Irby, vice-Presidents;
J. W. Robinson, Recording Secre?
tary. Seventeen colored men joined.
MILITARY INTERFERENCE. -The
Chairman of the Board of Registra?
tion in Winnsboro having applied to
the proprietors of the Winnsboro
News for advertising and job print?
ing, was answered that the work
would not bo done unless paid for in
cash. Thereupon the chairman ap?
plied to tho POM Commandant, at
Columbia. The chairman's letter
was returned, with tho following
HEADQ'RS MIL. POST OF COLUMBIA,
COLUMPIA, S. C., May 14, 1868.
Respectfully returned to James M.
Daly, Registrar. Tho proprietors of
tho Winnsboro News have undoubt?
edly worse customers thau the United
States Government. Mr. Daly will
inform these gentlemen that, uuless
the printiug is done, nu investigation
of the matter will at once be mado.
By order of Brevet Colonel Eady.
E. R. HILL,
First Lieut. 5th Artillery, Post Adj.
Nothing daunted by this rather
plain hint, the editors of the News
announce that they mean to conduct
their business in their own way, and
to give credit to nobody.
SENATOR FESSENDEN ON TIIE VER?
DICT-NORLE SENTIMENTS.-Mr. Fes
senden coucludes his speech against
conviction as follows:
To tho suggestion that popular
opinion demands the conviction of
the President on these charges, I
reply that he is not now on trial be?
fore the people, but before the Se?
nate. In the words of Lord Eldon
upou tho trial of the Queen, "I take
no notice of what is passing ont of
doora, because I am supposed, con?
stitutionally, not to be acquainted
with it." And again, "it is the duty
of those on whom a judicial task is
imposed, to meet reproach, and not
court popularity. " The people have
not heard the evidence as wo have
heard it. Tho responsibility is not
on them, but upon us. They have
not taken an oath to "do impartial
justice according to the Constitution
and the laws." I have taken that
oath. I cannot render judgment
upon their convictions, nor can they
transfer to themselves my punish?
ment, if I violate my own. Andi
should consider myself undeserving
the confidence of that just und in?
telligent people who imposed upon
me this great responsibility, and
unwoiLby a place among honorable
men, if, for auy fear of publia repro?
bation, and for the sake of securing
popular favor, I should disregard tho
convictions of my judgmeut and my
The consequences which may fol?
low either from couviction or ac?
quittal arc not for me, with my con?
victions, to consider. The future is
iu the hands of Him who made aud
governs the universe, and tho fear
that He will not govern it wisely and
well, would not excuso me foraviola
of His law.
Snid Mr. Calhoun, in a speech de?
livered in the Uuited States Senate
moro thau twenty-five yoars ago:
"Be assured that emancipation itself
would not satisfy these fanatics; that
gained, the next step will bo to raise
tho necrroea to a s<imnl nn<l political
equality with the whites; and that
being effected, wo should soou find
tho condition of the two racos re?
versed. They and their Northern
allies would be tho masters, and we
the slaves." *But in those days Mr.
Calhoun was called a "fanatic,"
"Cassandra," and other still less com?
A curious method of killiug rats is
recommended in a German journal
as very efficient. A piece of new or
unused sponge is out into small
pieces, which are smeared with but?
ter, and placed within rei h of the
rats, next to a dish of wi ter. The
rats eat tho sponge, and becoming
thirsty, drink tho water, w] dcb swells
the sponge, and in a short time kills
the animals, which are fo iud lying
dead all around.
THE NEW DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM.
George Wilkes, the editor of Wilkes'
Spirit, bas been in Washington for
some weeks past, and is deep in the
plots and counter-plots of the poli?
ticians. The following extract from
the leading editorial in tho last issue
of his paper is evidently from his
p6n, and in view of tho recent de?
velopments at Washington, possesses
"We know what we speak of, and
we say authoritatively that the Demo?
cratic platform will bo so amended
as to recognize tho national progress
of tho last seven years, and to suit
tho progressive temper of the time.
On the 4th July next, that pro?
gramme will be enunciated in Tum
nssny Sall, iu L?nj city ot New ?ork.
Its muiu plank will be a denuncia?
tion of tho prinoiplo of human
slavery, oud an acceptance of all the
legislation of the period on that sub?
ject; the repudiation and extinction
of the Confederate debt; the equality
of all men before the law; an im?
partial suffrage. It is shrewdly cal?
culated that in view of such a pro?
gramme, tho alienated Democratic
element, which now constitutes the
Republican majority, having become
disgusted with a party whioh is inca?
pable of government, or even of
defending its own life, and perceiv?
ing, moreover, in other and vigorous
hands, a platform covering their old
principles, will at once flock to tho
new standard, and leave the Repub?
lican party to sink to ruin. This is
a plausible conception, and will be
sure to win if Andrew Johnson is
acquitted; though it is not so certain
that the Democratic party, after hav?
ing profitted by tho treachery of
Fessendeu iz Co., will choose to win
with Republican traitors at its head."
"Recognizing the natural progress
of the last seven years," menus a final
surrender of the Southern States to
the behests of radicalism. Wo shall
THE IMMIGRATION MOVEMENTS IN
THE UP-COUNTHY.-Tho Keowee
(Pickens) Couriei- contuius the fol?
Dr. Faber, Professor of Languages
in Forman University, was io our
place last week, making inquiry as to
our means of accommodating, with
temporary residences, a colony of
emigrants from near Heidelberg, Ger?
many, who havo expressed, iu com?
munication to him, their desire to
locate in this quarter. We are glad
to learn that the Doctor was most
agreeably impressed with the charac?
ter of our soil and climate, as also
with the temper und disposition of
Christopher Jones, Esq., a good
man, a worthy citizen of this county,
has expressed a willingness to devote
several hundred acres of land to Ger?
man or other industrious foreign emi?
grants, on the condition of their per?
manently occupying aud improving
them. Col. C. Hampton, of Colum?
bia, (a brother of the General,) and
a large land-owner in this county, has,
wo learn, expressed a like willingness,
and other of our spirited and wide?
awake citizens will doubtless follow
the good example that has been set
RECOVERY OF A PALMETTO MEDAL
-A GENEROUS ACT.-William H.
Pegg, Esq., of Brooklyn, N. Y., re?
cently saw oxposed for sale in that
city, one of the medals presented by
Charleston to the members of the
Chariest.n Company of Volunteers
in the Mexican war, and purchased
il ivith a view to its restoration to the
recipient or the survivors of his family.
The medal, which is of silver, bears on
one side the coat of arms of Charles?
ton, with the inscription, "Pre?
sented by the City of Charleston to
the Charleston Company of Volun?
teers in Mexico,"accompanied by the
name, David W. Corkle; and on the
reverse, "Vera Cruz, Churubusco,
Chepultepeo, Garita de Belem"
David W. Corkle, to whom the
medal was awarded, died at Perote,
Mexico, aud there is now standing in
tho house of tho Palmetto Engine.
Company, of which he was one of
the founders, we believe, a tablet to
Mr. Pegg was offered fifty dollars
for tho medal, by a party who wished
to melt it down for its intrinsic value,
but most generously refused, and
now desires to present it to any of
tho survivors of Mr. Corklo who may
bo best entitled to receive it. Such
persons may receive further informa?
tion in roferouco to it, at tho oflico of
tho Charleston Courier.
Ho?sB? BURNED.--Two houses,
(dwelling and kitchen-unoccupied,)
belonging to Mr. Andrew McEIvy,
at McElvy's precinct, in this District,
were set on lire Saturday night, 16th
inst, and entirely destroyed. The
League had been meetiug in ono of
tho houses for some time, and held a
meeting there in tho afternoon pre?
ceding tho night of thc burning, and
the proprietor told them that was
tho last meeting they would be al?
lowed to hold on his premises. They
became indignant. The houses were
burned that night, and the plantation
fences of several citizens in the
vicinity were also set on fire at the
?ame time.-Spartanburg Spartan.
There is a Democratic club of freed?
men in Yorkville, South Carolina,
numbering about 100.
A CAMPAIGN PAPER.-The proprie?
tor of the Phoenix has received seve?
ral communications.from prominent
and influential gentlemen of the up?
country, asking that he publish, for
tho benefit of the conservative peo?
ple of the State-black and white
nliko-a cheap campaign paper, de?
voted especially to political informa?
tion aud suggestions and truths, to
the end that tho cause of tho Demo?
cratic party bo strengthened, and
that whites and blacks alike may
realize that the pence ?nd prosperity
of the State depend upon tho adop?
tion of tho conservative principles
set forth in tho platform of the D??
mocrate party of this State. He has
conferred with the State Central
Executive Committee of the party
here, and they advise that, inasmuch
as tho Phcenix is already carrying out
the views which our friends of the
upper country desire enforced, tho
Weekly Gleaner, issued from this
office, and containing the matter of
our daily issues, bo directed to the
campaign purposes alluded to. He
proposes, therefore, to devote one
half of tho Gleaner to political mat?
ters, aud to make it, par excellence, a
paper for the political uso and pur?
poses of tho conservative movement
in this State. The Weekly Gleaner,
tor the next six months, will, there?
fore, be furnished at tho followiug
To singlo subscribers.$1 50
" clubs of 25 44 . 1 25
.? " " 50 " . 1 00
Tho proprietor may add, that the
Phcenix frill continue to do the best
it can for its patrons, and as its pros?
pects improve, will clements of new
interest bo added to the paper.
WHO CAN BEAT THIS?-Mr. D. R.
Elkin, of Alston, has sevor^l rat-tail
radishes three feet long, and feels
satisfied that ho is ahead. Who can
We are gratified to learn from
farmers who have been in the jity
during the week, that tho crop pros?
pects are fine. Wheat and oats are
good-the latter coming to the relief
of the com buyers, who are not so
numerous as last season.
Harry Macarthy, the celebrated
Arkansas comedian, ably assisted,
will give a character exhibition in
Gregg's Hall, this evening. His
abilities and general versatility are so
well known, that a mero announce?
ment of his proposed entertainment,
is all that is necessaiy to fill the
The proprietor of the Pollock
House believes in the Websterian
adage, "I still live." Ho has fitted
up his rooms in the second story as
a billiard hall, and with the latest im?
proved Sharpe's tables, is satisfied
that he can please the lovers of the
game. His culinary arrangements
are, as usual, complete; we return him
our thanks for a "bait" of deviled
crabs. _ ^_
THE KINO'S MOUNTAIN MILITARY
SCHOOL.-This institution deserves
notice. It was established in Janu?
ary, 1855-closed during tho war,
and re-opened January, I860. It was
established by tho lamented Gene?
ral Micah Jenkins and Colonel
Asbury Coward. This latter gentle?
man is now at the head of tho aca?
demy, aud ho is assisted by Lieut. J.
A. Watson. Col. Coward is a gradu?
ate of the old Citadel Academy, was
a gallant aud meritorious officer in
tho war between the States, aud is an
efficient instructor aud a high-toned
gentleman. We bespeak for our
friend tho patronage of the public.
Col. Alexander, of the South Caro?
lina University, bears witness to the
success of Col. C's system of iustruc:
tion. The school is both militurj
and literary in its character. Said
Milton: "1 call that a complete and
generous education which fits a man
to perform skillfully and magnani?
mously all thc duties of tho citizen,
both private and public, in peace and
in war." Col. C's school begins
such Oj training and paves tho way foi
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office opeii during the week from 8}?
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
4>? to 5}.< p. m.
Tho Charleston aud Western maili
aro open for delivery ot 4'?? p. m., ano1
close at S}-.? p. m.
Northern-Open for dolivery al
8'.j a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5*^
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
COUBT OF APPEALS.- Moy 20, 1808.
Tho case of Mary A- McPherson el al
vs. Edw. Lynah and Jas. W. Gray
was resumed. Mr. DeTrevillo was
heard for appellants; Mr. Tracy con?
tra for Edw. Lynah ; Mr. Whaley fol?
lowed for Jas. W. Gray; Mr. DeTrc
vi.le in reply. A
W. J. Magrath rs. the Lank m
South Carolina and Agnes Calder.
Mr. James Lowndes read written ar?
gument of Mr. Magrath for appel?
lant; Mr. Buist was4ieard contra.
Francis L. Wilson ads. the State.
Mr. James Lowndes waa heard for
appellant, and submitted written ar?
gument of Mr. Hayne, Deputy So
i ic i tor.
Agnes Calder, Ei'x., el al ails.
Amos T. Eno et al. Mr. James
Lowndes read brief until 3 o'clock,
when the Court udjourned.
Thursday, May 21, 180o.-The case
of Agnes Calder, Ex's., et al ads.
Amos T. Eno et al was resumed. Mr.
James Lowndes was heard for appel?
lant; Mr. J. Barrett Cohen contra.
Patrick Laffour vs. Johu D. Ken?
nedy and Daniel McSweeny. Mr.
Edward McCready, Jr., was heard for
appellant; Mr. John Phillips contra;
Mr. Edward McCready, Jr., in reply.
James Cosgrove axis. Bichard M.
Butler. Mr. Rutledge read writteu
argument of Mr. O'Connor for ap?
pellant; Mr. John Phillips contra.
John H. Colburn rs. Parker J.
Holland, Ex'r., J. S. Colburn et al.
The brief was read until hour of ad?
THE SOIREE.-The soiree given by
the ladies of Trinity Ch url), and par?
ticipated in by the ladies of other
churches, may be regarded as one of
tho most successful events of the
seasou. Apart from that solid feast
of material things, which "Lamb''
says fills one so full ot good and
noble intentions, and makes us the
kindest and most appreciative crea?
tures in the world, (a good supper,)
we have had, probably, one of the
finest exhibitions of musical talent
within the memory of that distin?
guished "antique" "dilettante," of
which time has any record. Tho fair
and youthful debutante, Carolina's
gifted daughter of soug, attracted no
inconsiderable share of attention.
Indeed, we seldom witnessed so much
enthusiasm at a strictly amateur per?
formance. The vivacity, spirit and
piqttanterie exhibited in her etyle, re?
flects much credit to her taste and
culture-a youthful voice full of gems
and pure as pearls. In the duo "Pa
rigi O Cara," with an accomplished
"tenor," she delicately revealed a
latent power within, and not until
the flowing pathos in "Il Bacio" and
Arditi's "L" Estasie," did we compre?
hend the sublimity and power of
that voice. From "C" to "C" in the
alt sosten uio, she accomplished with
wonderful accuracy and power. Bou?
quets fell thiok and fast around her,
in token of high appreciation. Ca?
rolina may be proud of such a
The entire company of young
ladies and geutlemen amateurs de?
serve much praise for their masterly
performances. "Maurico," the swell?
ing baritone and tenor, was as at?
tractive as ever. The beautiful trio,
"Te sol qu'est Anima," was quite up m
to the standard of excellence in rich T
harmony of parts-tenor, bass aud
soprano. The youthful "Paganini,"
a prodigy in music, bows with his
master's spirit, and speeds from his
electric strings a spark that kindled
unspeakable joy in every heart. Wo
cannot sufficieutly express in words
our satisfaction and real pleasure in
the instrumentation for tho two
evenings. The overture from "Senii
rumido" was a brilliant performance.
Tho "Grand Etude Galop" and
Listz's "La Regala" were rendered
by an accomplished hand. "La Ga?
zelle," nn exquisite and classic com?
position, was performed with the
skill of an artiste. The "Witches'
Dance," "Sounds from Home," and
tho performance by tho University
Band, all have secured the highest
The whole appointment was a gem
and a grand success, and reflects
much credit upon tho ladies connect?
ed with it. Rarely have we enjoyed
such a treat-and we know we share
the feelings of tho entire community
who were so fortunate to hear and
partake of it. "AMATEUR."
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tent ion is called to tho following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Fisher Sc Lowrance-Hams.
J. E. Dent
C. B. Walker- . "
C. H. Baldwiu Sc Co.-Hams, etc.
Mrs. P. B. Smith-Cow Strayed.
J. M. Sill-Steer Strayed.
Pollock House-Schweitzer Case.