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MUmOIPAIi OFFICERS-OIT? ,COIi
For Mat/or. }(
Coi,. J. P. THOMAS.
For Aldermen.-WABD NO.
T. W. RADCLIFFE.
WARD NO. 2.
C. A. BEDELL.
R. L. BRYAN.
O. Z. BATES.
WABD NO. 3.
W. P. GEIGER.
W. T. WALTER.
A . WARD NO. .4..
W. C. SWAFFIELD.
L. P. MILLER.
Wednesday Morning, June 3, 1868.
Give One Day More for Country.
We hope oar Democratic friends
will turn ont to-day, and exert their
efforts and influence to win a success.
Let every mun of the Democratic
party not omit to vote to-day. The
prosperity of Columbia, and the
peace and order of the community,
are involved on the result. Let
white men turn out and do their
Thc Tran Course for the Southern
We observe that the Mercury, and
o thor Southern journals, are advocat?
ing warmly the claims of this and
that gentleman for the next Presi?
dency. We trust that this, matter
-may be left to the North and the
New York Convention. The great
-fight will be at the North, and we
hope that stich a man will bo selected
AS will most probably carry the
Northern States. We have no fears
but that the party selected will be
found agreeable to the South. We
shall conform our policy and our
preferences to the most available
candidate for the Northern Demo?
The Mercury has tho following
curt remarks in relation to a fool?
ish statement, that Generals Hamp?
ton, Chesnut, Kershaw and Mc?
Gowan, are about leaving the Demo?
cratic party, to torin a new and more
strictly conservativo party, &o., &c,
in which statement there is an entire
absence of anything like a truthful
"NEQRO SUFFKAGE DEMOCRATS.
The Charleston Daily News publishes
the followiug among its local items.
Our readers know it to be an ab?
surdity. But it is a beautiful com?
mentary upon Maj. Thomas' qualified
negro suffrage resolution at Colum?
bia, and upon tho course of the
Phonix, which he is editing."
Now, it happens that the resolu?
tion referred to did not originally
emanate from the party referred to
although it did receive his endorse?
ment then, und does now. Further,
we may remark that the Mercury is
disposed to bu moro pointed than
eloquent in calling that resolution
"Major Thomas' qualitied negro suf?
frage resolution at Columbia."
Allow ns to remark that tho resolu?
tion has far more influential and
honored names to commend it, viz:
the names of EX-GOT. B. F. Perry?
Hon. Gabriel Cauuon, General J. S.
Preston, Gen. James Chesnut, Hon.
A. Burt, Gen. Samuel McGowan,
Hon. W. D. Porter, General Wade
Hampton, aud a number of other
true and well-tried men of this State.
Further-tho resolution referred to
.was adopted by a Convention of this
'State, representiug over twenty Dis?
tricts, actually represented, and others
that have since organized under the
auspices of that Convention.
But let xi? ask tito Mercury, why
couple the name it uses with that
resolution? Wo minuit that tho name
does not add much weight to the
r?solution, yet it is equally true that
it does not impair tho forco of the
Now, wo would suggest this to tho
Mercury-that it ignore the name, if
. it will, and doal with tho arguments
that have boen advanced.
In Abbeville, Democratic clubs
have been organized at Lowndesville;
President, Colonel W. J. Lomax;
Vico-President, J. M. Lattimer; and
at Union Academy, President, Capt
Hugh Robertson; vice-Presidents, J.
B. Kay and James M. Oarwile.
DEATH OF AN OLD ATI?ANTA MER?
CHANT.-The Intelligencer records the
death of Mr. George Gibbon, an old
and wealthy merchant of Atlanta.
industrial Development and How
Looking ot the future of this State,
in a. buBiness-like, poinf, of view, it
muet ocour to every reflecting mind
that this can be m ado secure only, by
industrial developmentf-rby material
agencies and their application in an
intelligent way. But to effeot this,
we need both Northern capital and
Northern mechanical skill and ex?
perience. But we may well ask how
are these to be secured? We answer,
by opening the door, and they will
come to give us what we so sadly
need. But again, what will tend to
open tho door, and what to olose it?
That is tho important query. We
answer-let any one reflect upon tho
feeling North and the apprehensions
of Northern capitalists, and the solu?
tion of the problem will occur to his
mind. The existence or prospect of
radical negro rule-this will close the
door to Nbrlliern capital, which we so
much require to heal our wounds and
retrieve our fortunes; whilst a Demo?
cratic success, which gives assurance of
security to person and prosperity, and
to investments, tJiis will open the door
to the NortJtern and foreign element of
weallh and personnel that are essential
to our salvation.
Hence, it is the obvious duty of
merchant, mechanic, fanner and labor?
ers generally to work against radical?
ism, which tends to the utter pros?
tration of business; and equally is
it their duty to work for, and to se?
cure, tho triumph of the wise, just,
moderate and equitable principles of
the great Democratic party-a party
conservative and properly toned, and
based upon truth, justice and the
Constitution-and a parly which,
whilst it does not ignore the just claivu
of atty portoin of the people, bravely
and decisively maintains thal the politi?
cal control of this great country, extend?
ing from the Lakes to the Gulf, ano
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, oj
right and of necessity, belongs to th
30,000,000 whites, and not to the ?OO,
000 blacks inhabiting it.
In South Carolina, then, let us sci
up our biiuner, and write upon it ir
letters of living light these words
"OUR MOTTO IS-UNION WTTH THI
GALLANT MEN EVERYWHERE IN TU]
COUNTRY ENLISTED UNDER THE NA
TIONAli DEMOCRACTIO BANNER, AN1
UNION AT HOME UNDER THE BAMI
Claims ol Hit- lt adieu 1 Purty upon th
Colored Alan's Gratitude.
Wo have frequently reminded co
lored men that they are not indebtei
to mau but to Heaven for thei
freedom. They wore emancipated ti
kill tho master and not to savo tin
slave. Hear what a New York mein
ber of Congress himself says. In
I speech of Hon. W. E. Robinson
i delivered in the House of Represen
tatives, May 13, 18G8, occurs the fo!
"Sir. it was not to abolish slaver
that the war was fought; and I sa
that the Republican party have n
claim upon the colored population c
this country for anything they ove
did for them. I deny to them an
credit on tbat score. I stand herc
to-day, maintaining the same princ
pies tbnt I always maintained as
Whig-a Henry Clay Whig-while
can go around this Chamber and pt
my lu md on members A, B and C,wh
were anti-negro Locofocos of tb
worst stripe, who were perse-cut in
the negro, when I was advocatin
tho rigbts that belonged to him.
was opposed to slavery when thef
men, wbo aro now trampling dow
cur institutions and shouting for til
negro, were in favor of slavery."
ALU NEOROES.-Greeley boasts tin
tho Northern Methodist Chinch hi
been established in every Souther
Stuto, and that it numbers 150,0t
members in those States. Wc ai
surprised Unit his figures aro n<
larger. Yet these members are <
negroes. The North should nude
stand this. Tho wholo radical pail
in the South is uegro. The Free
men's Bureau is tho radical pari
machine that is marshalling au
marching the uegro. The rudie
speakers, when they say "fellow-cit
zens" at public meetings, but sper
to negroes. Gov. John Brown ^Y el
has no other audiences but negroe
and receives his pay as Goverm
from the white people whom he i
suits. When any of the radico
talk about "the people," they ta
about tho "negroes," and none ols
And yet these negroes are the bein?
whom Northern people will not alic
to vote-who aro not permitted 1
Northern mechanics to work in tl
same shops with themselves-wi
are not pormitted by the Freedmen
Bureau in the South to be candidat
for Congress-and who are mere
nsod here to help strangers from tl
North without character, whom i
respectable whites will trust, to g
into office.-Richmond Dispatch.
For the Phoenix.
MB. EDTTOB: Permit me to call the
attention of onr City Police, United
States Assessor and State Tax Collec?
tor, to the daily violation of law being
practiced, by certain young freedmen,'
peddling tobacco on the streets of
Columbia. It is rumored, on good
authority, that these parties are being
employed by a mercantile firm in our
city to increase their sales, or io raise
the wind. It ia due to merchants who
conduct their business legitimately,
by confining it to their stores, that
such small business should be put down,
or the parties compelled to pay
licences to inarease the revenue of
the State and the city, as well as the
United States. MERCHANT.
Another Cotton Tux.
Mn. EDITOR : In looking over the
"Appeal to the Honorable, tho Sen?
ate of the United States," by General
Wade Hampton, and others, one is
startled at the amount of taxes pro?
posed to be raised under tho new
If the taxes aro imposed by the
Legislature, how are they to be
raised ? I suggest that a tax on
cotton be imposed, of ono dollar per
hundred, or four dollars per bale of
four hundred pounds. This would
relieve the tax on land very consider?
ably, and it would afford the white
and colored laborers, whose names
are " not on the tax-book," au oppor?
tunity to aid the enterprises of the
It may be said that tho colored
people will rise in rebellion against'
such a measure. Rut why should
they ? Many of them have been pay?
ing, without complaint, two dollars
and fifty cents and three dollars per
hundred on cotton, for tho last two
or three years, to the United States,
and why should they murmur at
paying only one dollar per hundred
to meet the expenses of their own
State and lessen the burdens of those
who supply them with land and
stock to secure a living for themselves
and families ? The whites, to whom
the largest share of cotton will fall,
will be more likely to protest against
a tax on cotton than the colored peo?
ple. But, why should they ? The
whites and blacks, who own no land,
enjoy the benefit of government, aro
protected in their rights, and ought
to pay something for that protection.
Why should the land-holder or pro?
perty-holder object to paying a small
tax on cotton, in which othors, who
hold no property, can help, thus re?
lieving the land and property-holder
of all tho burden of taxation ?
From the census of 1850, we learn
that South Carolina produced 400,000
bales of cotton (lacking 100.) of 400
pounds each. Now, if the titato will
raise, this year, the half of that
amount-200,000 bales, or 800,000
pounds-a very handsome sum
would be realized, by a tax of one
dollar per hundred pounds. A tax
of SS00.000 on the cotton crop, with
the fall tax added, ought to lessen
the tax on land and other property
lb may be asked-why not tux
wheat, corn, rico and other products
of the soil, as well as cotton ? Be?
cause cotton is made, not directly for
the support of life or home consump?
tion, but for the market, for the
money it will bring. Those who
raise up cotton, might be called on to
pay a small tax on wheat and corn,
thus helping to defray the expenses
of the Government. During the
war, we paid a tax on tho products of
the field, as well as on land and other
Many may not wish to seo these
halcyon days of taxation returning,
but, as a very heavy tax is to be
imposed on the State, if tho new
Constitution is to be carried out, why
not adopt some plan hy which all
might help to support tho Govern?
ment, whether they own property, or
If tho Legislature, before the war,
had imposed n tax of one dollar per
hundred on cotton, or a " tax in
kind," wo would have had tho new
Stute House finished, and would not
have had a debt of six millions and
moro r>n our feeble shoulders. If a
burdensome tax ?B to bo imposed, let
some plan be adopted, by which
every man will do something in help?
ing to raise it.
I throw out these suggestions, that
they may bo considered and dis?
cussed by the wise men of the State,
by tho new Governor and tho Legis?
lature. Tho State can't afford to pay
much moro than the half of the tax
spoken of in the "Appeal," and not
that, unless there is a tax on cotton
aud other products of the soil, as
well as on the soil itself. II.
A gentleman just from Washington
informs an exchange that a cruel
joke was perpetrated on Butler (Pica?
yune) and his family, the other day.
While the carriage of this notorious
old thief and scoundrel was standing
in front of a gentleman's residence,
(Mrs. and Miss Butler having gone in
to make a call,) some person stealthily
approached and tacked a powter
spoon to one of the panels of the
vehicle. It was unobserved by tho
driver, and the carriage was driven
for several hours, and into nearly
overy part of the city, displaying an
ensign armorial, singularly character?
istic, but so mortifying to the family,
that the ladies have not boen in pub?
,-*Tx-v-?mm. . . NotICe, - - . < .
Let all Republicans who love con?
sistency rally this day to the support
of 51. J. Calnan.
Leslie's Budget of Jf\n contains,
this week, some humorous points.
. Picture No. 1 represents Butler, in
the form of a distressed old woman,
weeping bitterly over the dying form
of a dead infaut, called "Impeach?
ment. Abandoned female (Mrs.
Butler,) ia represented tis saying :
"Oh 1 "William Pitt Fes-n-den 1 BaBe
deceiver 11 It was as much your babe
as mine. Why didu't you support
it ? But I'll lay it at your door 1"
Mrs. Butler, at this time, is sitting
upon the door steps of a mansion,
tho door of which contains the name
of F ESSENDEN.
Picture No. 2 is a grave yard scone.
Various marble slabs are seen. One
bears this inscription: "Impeach?
ment-Obiit, 18G8. R. L P. Fes
senden, fecit." A collin is seen,
marked "Deposition." A figure, in
hiB grave clothes, and rushing for?
ward and holding a collin, with
"Andy" on it, represents the Presi?
dent. He pursues Butler and Sto
yens, who, over the graves and tomb?
stones, are depicted running, as for
Picture No. 3 represents radical
headquarters. A figure of Chase is
perched, raven like, upon tho bust of
an ugly negress, aud above his head
are the words " Never more." Wude
is represented sitting in a hugo arm?
chair, with official documents scat?
tered about, and some piled up.
Wade holds in his hand the club of
impeachment. The following expla?
nation is appended :
THE RAVEN (MAD)-NOT POE'S, BUT
[The part of the Raven by old Chase.]
" Prophet," says lie, *' Thing of evil,
Prophet still, if bini or devil,
Thou who didst declare that Johnson's
lofty head should topple o'er,
tihall I never, never, nuver think of
Qnoth the raven-" Ncvor more !"
And tho raven, never Hitting,
HUH is sitting, still is sitting.
Ou that modern bust of suffrage,
Just above tho chamber door.
The Central Democratic Club of
Resolutions offered by Col. Rion:
Resolved, That in tho opinion of
the Democracy of Fairfield, it is
neither expedient nor desirable for
another Convention to bo holden in
Columbia, inasmuch us thc real senti?
ments and opinions of tho State were
fully and truly representad by the
Convention, held on tho Cth and 7th
of April last; and tho citizens of
every portion of the State had ample
notice to cuablo them to bo repre?
sented at the last named Convention,
had they at that time chosen to avail
themselves of the privilege.
Resolved, That it is inexpedient to
depart from tho position taken by
the Columbia Convention on tho suf?
frage question, inasmuch as the same
has received tho hearty sanction of
the Northern Democracy, as apply?
ing to South Carolina.
Resolved, That inasmuch as in the
elections already holden, pledges
have been made and votes obtnincd,
and organizations have been effected
upon the said suffrago platform,
honor now forbids our withdrawing
from the same.
JOHN S. ASHE.-On Saturday even?
ing last, with tho setting of the sun,
passed to eternal reposo all that was
mortal of this chivalric Carolina gen?
Col. Ashe was born in 171)0, of
wealthy parentage, whose ancestry
could bo traced far beyond tho first
settlement of this State and through
tho long years of his brilliant and
unexceptionable lifo demonstrated by
his characteristic hospitality, un?
blemished rectitude and earnest loyal?
ty to all that was honorable in his in?
tercourse with his fellow-citizens, the
full fruition of inherited love for his
native State, and her social customs
For many years ho. occupied a seat
in the Senate of this State, and was
a welcome compeer in the councils
and domestic associations of the
HamptonB, Haynes, Prestons and
other honored sons of Carolina
whilst in private lifo ho devoted him?
self to agricultural pursuits and the
encouragement of matorial improve?
ments. Generous, bravo and accom?
plished, he gathered around him a
host of friends wherever he went and
to them his demise, though not nu
expected, as Col. Ashe has been an
invalid for nearly twelve years, is an
affliction which bears with it no
palliation save tbe thought that it
has given him rest from the pangs of
His obsequies will ho solemnized
to-day.-Charleston Courier, June 1.
The grasshoppers have entirely
destroyed the wheat in the Texas
Counties of Bell, Williamson, Cor
1 nell and McLennen.
Po you want bargains in dry
goods? If so, go to C. F. Jackson's,
for there yon can get plenty for little |
money, and no mistake.
MUNICTTAL CHANGES IN COLUMBIA.
There are numerous rumors on the
street of a change in our municipal
government. We regard it likely
that the rumor will soon change it?
self into a fact.
The election yesterday passed off
quietly. Tho plantation hands from
the surrounding country voted tho
radioal ticket almost to a man, but it
was different with the more intelli?
gent colored people of the city.
Many of them voted the Democratic
tioket. Tho following was tho num?
ber of votes polled: Upper box, 380;
lower box, 705. |
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8J?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 4}? p. m., and
close at 8.'.< p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8kj a. m., close p. tn.
Northern-Opon for delivory at
8j.< a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5}?'
p. m., closes at 8)< p. m.
"HONOR TO ora WORKMEN."-lu
our State, we must elevate and dig?
nify and honor labor-in its every
legitimate form. Tho path to re?
nown, in this commonwealth, leads
through tho worship of Vulcan. Our
women must aocept tho Chinese
maxim, which requires four things of
women-that virtue dwell in her
heart ; that modesty play ou her
brow ; that sweetness flow from her
lips ; that industry occupy 7ier hands.
But, especially, must our young
men learn that to labor is honorable,
and that, better for him and his
country is it to be a "good carpenter,
a good blacksmith, a good bricklayer,
a good machinist, than to become an
indifferent lawyer, a village politician,
a poor doctor, or a preacher that has
missed his calling. We advocate tho
diguity of honest toil, aud its utility
Whom shall wo call our heroes,
To whom our praises sing ?
Tho pampered child of fortune,
The titled lord or King ?
They live by others' labor,
Take all, and nothing give
The noblest types of manhood
Are they who work to live.
Then honor to our workmen,
Our hardy sons of toil
The heroes of tho workshop,
And monarchs of the soil.
Who spans tho earth with iron,
And reara tho palace domo ?
Who creates for tho rich man
The comforts of his home ?
It is the patient toiler
All honor to him, thou !
The true wealth of a nation
13 in her working men.
Then honor to our workmen, fcc.
For many barren ages,
Earth hid her treasures deep,
And all her giant forces
Seemed bound as iu a sleep ;
Then Labor's " anvil chorus "
Broke on the startled air,
And lo ! tho earth, iu rapture,
Laid all her riclies bare !
Then honor to our workmen, .fcc.
'Tis toil that, over nature.
Gives man his proud control,
Aud purifies and hallows
Tho temples of his soul.
It startles foul disease.
With all their ghastly train
Puts iron in tho muscle
And crystal in tho brain.
Then honor to our workmen, &c.
Thc Grand Almighty Builder,
Who fashioned out the earth,
Hath stamped His seal of honor
On labor from her birth.
In every angel flower
That blossoms from the sod,
Behold tho Master touches
The handiwork of God !
Thou honor to our workmen,
Our hardy sons of toil,
Tho heroes of tho workshop,
Aud mouarchs of tho soil !
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to tho following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
S. R. North-Dyeing.
S. Sheridan-Primo White Coru.
PAA BUSHELS of PRIME WHITE
?UU C ORN, for CASH. Prlco $1.30
per bushol. Call at tho store of
Jnno 8 Imo_S. SHERIDAN*.
MUSHROOM, Soda, Trenton Butter,
Tea Crackers, Jumbles, Ac, for salo
by OEO. S YUMERS.
A CAMPAIGN PAPER.-The proprie?
tor of the Phoenix has received se Ye?
ral communications from prominent
and influential gentlemen of the up?
country, asking that hopuhlhh, for
the benefit of the conservativo peo?
ple of the State-black, and white
alike-a cheap campaign paper, de?
voted especially to political informa?
tion and suggestions and truths, tot
the end that the cause of the Demffi
eratic party be strengthened, and
that whites and blacks alike m ny
realize that the peace and prosperity
of the State depend upon tho adop?
tion of the conservativo principles
set forth in the jplatform of the De?
mocratic party of this State. He has
conferred with the State Central
Executive Committee of the party
herc, and they advise that, inasmuch
as the Phonix is already carrying out
tho views which our friends of the
upper country desire enforced, the
Wee/.-'/// Gleaner, issued from this
office, and containing the matter of
our daily issues, be directed to the
campaign purposes alluded to. He
proposes, therefore, to devote one
half of the Gleaner to political mat?
ters, aud to make it, par excellence, a
paper for the political use and pur?
poses of the conservative movement
in this State. The Weekly Gleaner,
for tho next six months, will, there?
fore, be furnished at the followiug
To single subscribers.Si 50
" clubs of 25 " . 1 25
" '? " 50 V . 1 00
Tho proprietor may add, that the
Phonix ivill continue to do the best
it eau for its patrons, and as its pros?
pects improve, will elements of new
interest be added to the paper.
The Baltimore Sun does not be?
lieve that tho Democrats propose, or
will attempt, to reverso the radical
legislation which they so strongly
coudemn, on the subject of recon?
struction. It says "the indications
aro that they will rather accept the
situation, treat negro suffrage as a
fixed fact, and go in with all their
might, to get the colored vote." And
it adds that "if Congress goes ahead
with tho admission of the Southern
States, under' the constitutions that
have lately boon framed, the question
of giving thc negroes the ballot will
be as much a matter of the past by
tho time the Democratic Conven?
tion meets, as the question of giving
them their freedom ts now." But
Mr. Brooks, in Congress, recently
gave the Republicans distinctly to
understand that it was the intention
of tho Democracy to reverse all they
had done on this subject, as soon as
it got the power. We shall know
all about this after the Fourth of
"Extremes meet, when the 'Mercu?
ry aud Mr. J. B. Campbell unite in
political action. This is old South
Carolina and old Massachusetts
Bluffton (Fort Moultrie ?) and Bun?
ker Hill."-Columbia Phoenix, May
We ignoro tho further comment of
thc Phonix, and accept the cordial
co-operation of the parties contrasted
as a happy omen of the return to tho
principles of the patriots of 1770.
"Opposition to tyranny"-to the
times when, iu tho memorable lan?
guage of Daniel Webster, "Massa?
chusetts and South Carolina marched,
shoulder to shoulder, through the
war of the Revolution, and felt thc
great arm of Washington lean on
them for support." God speed the
Union, and hasten the time when
liberty, pence and concord shall
again embrace in their triple fold
these now disunited States.
I Charleston Courier.
At Charlottesville,Va., on the 20th u.nt.,
Mr. HUGH H. GARDEN, of Warrentim,
V.l., formerly of Honth Carolina, to Miss
T/UOY OOIJDON, second daughter of
Judge Wm. J. Robertson". ^
departed this life, at Groad Kcts. Union
District, S. C., on tho 21th of Mav, ISC-i.
after a lingering illness, WALTE U VAN
WAKT, for a number of years a resilient
of this city.
THE subscriber calls the attention of
thc public to his WORK. Specimens
of the same may bo seen at Mr. Kinard s
dry goods storo. Dring on your faded
goods. Lining, wadding and stiffening
should bo taken ont to warrant ii good
job. Ueaidonce throe doon East of Ma?
rion .Street M. E. Church.
Juno a 1* _ S.U. NORTH
2er HAGS FLOUR,
O 10b??? COFEEE,
10 bids. Cheap GROCERY SUGAR,
'J .? MOLASSES,
5 hales YARN. w
The above will bo sold at extremely '.JIT
rates, to close c?alos.
GRABBER, McJUNKIN & SE NN.
Juno 3 S