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BY JULIAN ?. SELBY;:
COLUMBIA. S. C.. WEDNESDAY MOKN1NG, JUNE 17. 1868
VOLUME , IV~#0, Ti
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Lexington-B. J. Hayes.
SparUuburg- Hiram Mitchell.
J. B. Allen, chester. '
Julius Poppe, Anderson O. H.
8. P. Kinard, Newberry 0. H.
Tb? "W?Mld Am?w?red.
The Petersburg Express thus re?
plies to tho argumenta of the World :
'.W? o??i only briefly notice a few
of its salient points. 'When the
Democracy comes" into power,' it
says, 'negro suffrage- will bo the
existing rule in the Southern States
a rule "which can no more be abro?
gated by Federal authority than it
was rightfully introduced by Federal
authority.' This is, a Very strange
assumption. How came negro suf?
frage to be the existing rule ? Was
it .not wholly by the exercise of
usurped power br Congress ? Have
not the Democratic porty and its
presses, (the World conspicuous
among them,) stigmatized the recon?
struction laws as utterly unconstitu?
tional, and, therefore, null and void?
Have they not ' also proclaimed their
purpose to bc to abrogate these un?
constitutional and accursed enact?
ments just as soon as the Democratic
party come into power, so as to re?
store the aggrieved States to the
position thoy were in before-tc
strike off tho fetters in which Con?
gressional tyranny has i bound them,
and leave them free to exercise theil
. lawful rights ? If a radical Congress
can enforce negro suffrage on thc
South, in violation of the supreme
law of tho land, surely a Democratic
Congress can subsequently declare
that act a nullity, and relieve, th?
injured party from all its grind inf
impositions ? A simple repeal of th?
obnoxious laws would remedy th?
evil, at least so for as to put an en<
to it. Tho authority tc repeal then
would be as good in the one case a
was the authority to enact them ii
the other. What, then, becomes o
the World's view of ' the inviolable
sanctity of the 'existing rule'-th
offspring of a daring and iniquitou
usurpation of power by a viciou
Congress ? The rule is a 'nullity,
according to the logic of the Demo
eratic press. It isa 'nullity,' accord
ing to all the teachings of our inst]
tutions, and now the World turn
round, and says that this 'nullity
possesses substantiality so formids
ble that it cannot be demolished b
the power which produced it!
"Again: 'The rules of suffrage
continues our contemporary, 'canuo
be changed without the agency of
Convention for revising tho Const:
tution of a State, called by its Legii
latnres, &c.' It is certain that th
rules have been changed in the Stub
to what they now are by and und?
the expre&s authority of Gongrest
and in defiance of the will of n
immense majority of the people <
the States in which this odious an
disgusting innovation has been mad
Dy parity of reasoning, they can I
changed baok again to what tin
were. It is not at all the ease of tv
wrongs making a right, but simply
case of wrong being righted by tl
same power which perpetrated i
and the sufferers relieved by tl
only practicable process. It is usu
hair of the dog to cure his bite
*^Again, says the World, * *
"when tho negro constitutions i
into operation, the former Stato G
vernmeuts will be defunct. Thus fe
the contest has been between tl
true heir and the bastard; but wh<
the true heir is dead, the bastard i
herits; or else the estate escheats,
goes to waste for want of an ownei
This assumption of the slaughter
the old Constitutions by the n?
ones is a fallacy. We take it to be
sound and incontrovertible dootri
that the Constitution of a - State c
bo legally superseded pnly by t
same authority and means by whi
it was established--that is, by the v
of tho people livinW nuder it, fair
fully and freely dfpressed thrgn
the Legislature that calls tho Ci
veution, and in the election of de
gatea to that body. Any change in
the organic law of a State otherwise
affected, is illegal and really null,
especially when, as in the present
case, bruie force has been tho instru?
ment used for accomplishing it. If
this view bo correct, the old Consti?
tutions of the Son thorn States will
not be extinguished, but suspended
by the new one, and the latter will
operate only as long os the power
which enacted them shall be able to
sustain them. They are the off?
spring of a radical Congress, 'con?
ceived in sin and born in iniquity.'
They havo no claim whatever for sup?
port upon any but their radical
parent, and when the latter dies they
will dio also, for there will then be
nothing for them to live upon.
When Congress ceases to be radical
and become Democratic, the carpet?
bag constitutions will be entirely de?
pendent upon a hostile power for
their longer existence, and if that
power redeems the pledges it has
made and fulfills its obligations to
the country, it will at onco strangle
these vicious and deformed Calabans;
these 'bastards" sprung from the
embraces of a prostitution more foul
and loathsome than words can ex
Eress. Such 'bastards' cannot in
6rit, under any circumstances. If
the true heirs die, the estate must
escheat or go to waste. But they are
not likely to die. They will be tem?
porarily ousted by the bastards from
the inheritance, but when the latter
are drawn out of it by the Democra?
cy, the former (the good old Consti?
tutions) will re-enter and resume pos?
session, with all their rights unim?
paired. When the reconstruction
'nullities' are repealed, suspended
animation will return and re-invigo?
rate the realities, and then under the
auspices of the latter, the people of
the South can proceed to avail them?
selves of the blessings of a deliver?
ance, the results of which will reach
to the furthest limits of civilization
and to the remotest ages of the fu?
"Let us have peace," says General
Grant, in-the same letter in whioh he
applauds the "wisdom, moderation
and patriotism" of tho Convention
that nominated him, and makes theil
platform his own; declares that ne?
gro suffrage "must be maintained at
the South, while at the North thc
States shall do os they please."
"Let us have peace," says Genera'
Grant, and declares in favor of ar
inter-State inequality, which incvit
ably organizes an enduring alienation
"Let us have peace," says Genera
Grant, and declares actual and eter
nol war by declaring in favor of fore
ing on the States of the South i
mensuro odious and intolerable bo
yond conception, and which tho peo
plo of the North reject and spurn a
inexpedient and inadmissible fo:
themselves, even under their own fa:
more favorable circumstances.
"Let us have peace," says Genera
Grant, and he sends us a flamiu)
"Let us have peace," says Genera
Grant, os he sows the dragon's teeth
which aro to yield a harvest of be
"Let us have peace," says Genera
Grant, as in the nama of "wisdoc
and moderation and patriotism," h
inflicts on many millions of people in
tolerable insult and atrocious wrong
imposing a burden which they rnr
not bear, and which the North wi]
not touch with its little finger; au
enforcing an inferiority which woul
inflame resentment under the ribs c
"Let us have peace!" Yes, he ma]
by tho course he embraces, who
every instinct of freedom has die
out, every sentiment of justice var
ished, every impulso of maulinei
been eradicated from the Souther
heart and mind. Then there will t
the peace of death ; but till then, thei
can be no peace. Ireland end Polau
and Hungary and Italy will toll hil
how many centuries of resistance fl
oppressed people will wago nguiu
their oppressors till their deliverani
oom?s, and to how many riuboi
generations ho is bequeathing
legacy of discord and alienation ar
strife. Tho extraordinary folly, tl
crime against right and reason ni
self-interost, on whioh he is em bar
ed, is nob moro opposed to tho "wi
dom and moderation and patriotisn
which ho invokes, than is his gr
tuitou8 declaration of war, a moo
ery of the exhortation, "Lot us ha
A little girl was lately reproved 1
playing out doors with boys, and i
formed that, being seven years ol
she was "too big for that now." B
with nil imaginable innocepco s
roplied, "Why, the bigger we gro
the bettor wo like 'em.
The diversity of ideals among men
is wonderful. Que worships m?re
physical beauty in a woman, and all
the virtues under Heaven could not
atone for red hair or a snub nose.
Others, again, if ono may judge by
their Choice of wives, place small
value on mere physical beauty, and
if a woman is a good housekeeper,
brings np her children os they ought
to be, hos good principles and a good
temper, can tolerate a squint, or any
and every Other form of ugliness.
One man wants a good musician ;
another does not care a bit for music,
bnt desires a cultivated intellect;
while another still cares for neither
quality, if tho woman be of high
blood. And still there is another
and a pretty large class-to whom
Venus herself would be unattractive
without a good balance at her
While this diversity of ideals is
true of individuals, it is especially so
of nations. A Frenchman's ideal
woman, according, to Miohelet and
others, is a feverish little creature,
full of nervous energy, but without
muscular force; a prey to morbid
fanoies; now weeping away her life
because her husband cannot under?
stand her; now sighing away her
delicious sins in the arms of tho lover
who does without reasoning facilities,
but with divine intuitions without
cool judgment, bnt with barning
passions that guide her just as well
incompr?hensible by the coarser
brain of mau ; a creature born to be?
wilder and to be misled to love, and
to be adored-to madden men, and
to be destroyed by them-a queer
metaphysical compound of hysterics
The German has two ideals-one,
his Martha, broad-faced, thick-set
and domestic, who cooks good din?
ners, at small cost, and mends tho
family Unen, and her husband's
panto, as religiously as if this were
the eleventh commandment, specially
appointed for her feminine fingers to
The other-his Mary, his Bettina
fall of mind and aesthetics and heart
uplifting love, yearning after the
infinite with holes in her stockings,
and her shoes down at heel.
In Spoin, it is a woman, beautiful
and impassioned, with the slight
drawback of needing a world of look?
ing after, lest they go astray.
In America, we have two kinds,
like the German-the one the clover
manager, a woman with good execu?
tive faculty in the matter of back
wheat cakes and gumbo, with great
capacities in the way of stews and
pies and things. The other, confined
to a more Northern elimo, thanks-be
to the gods-is the aspiring soul who
puts her aspirations into deeds, and
goes out into the world to do battle
with the sins of the world and soci?
ety, as editress, preacher, stump
orator, missionary and the like, with
some leaning to miscegenation and
Above all these, there is the ideal
which each of ns has in his own
heart, realized in our wives or sweet?
hearts-a creature infinitely good
and pure-a noble, generous being,
whose influence sanctities a life,
ennobling, purifying, elevating
lifting the soul far above thc sordid,
selfish thoughts of this world, and
making it more akin to tho divine
ideal given to us for our imitation.
STATES RIGHTS.-The New York
World is strongly supporting States
rights. But tho World says, on the
other hand, that where those rights
have been violated by Cougrcss there
is no redress! Better not have rights!
The World is like old Martin
Smith, who, hearing the burglar
breaking into his store, ordered his
clerk to lie still, or tho burglar would
shoot him! So the World, as sure
that tho States have rights as that
Smith had groceries, yet tells the
States to bo very quiet, or Congress
may take away their rights, put them
out of existence, and there nu end on
The custom of allowing tho bride a
monopoly of the wedding presents
was not adhered to at a recent fa?
shionable wedding in St. Louis. The
groom was substantially remembered
in a special douceur, the dunor of
which was the bride's mother. In a
silver pitcher was a plain-looking bit
of paper, which was found to be, by
thoso who had tho curiosity to ex?
amine it, a check in his favor for
John Hopkins, the wealthiest man
in Baltimpro, now approaching octo?
genarian lifo, has made his will, be?
queathed a million and n half, with a
magnificent suburban estate, for a
great university, as well as* another
million for a hospital in tho city.
' 'OUR "NBW MINISTER TO ENGLAND.
The Senate, yesterday, paid a very
handsome compliment to the .distin?
guished Senator from Maryland,
whom the President nominated as
Minister to England, by confirming
the nomination immediately, and
without sending it to committee.
Senator Johnson is an indepen?
dent, loyal, conservative Democrat
very much such a man in politics as
Gen. Dix, who represents the United
States as Minister to the French
Government. His long experience
in public affairs, his eminence as a
'statesman and jurist, his great in?
tellectual abilities, and his high per?
sonal accomplishments, qualify him
signally for the important position to
which he has been appointed. To
the conduct of negotiations upon the
various questions at issuo between
our o wu Government and that of
England, he will bring large know?
ledge, a clear understanding and a
moderate temper; and while quite
able to copo with the statesman of
England, he will be found equally
competent to carry on the work here?
tofore so ably conducted by Charles
Francis Adams. Mr. Johnson's
speeches in the Senate have shown
? that he fully agr??s with the views of
American Tights promulgad by Sec?
retary Seward and upheld by" Mr.
Adams; and we have no doubt that
he will bring to a satisfactory conclu?
sion the negotiations which are
already so far advanced toward settle?
For the prompt confirmation of
this fitting appointment of tho Presi?
dent, the Senate deserves the thanks
of the country.
[Kew York Times, June 13.
CAT.T. FOR A MKETINc,.-We are re?
quested to make publio the announce?
ment that a meeting of the citizens
of Clarendon District will be held on
Saturday next, at 12 o'clock M., for
the purpose of organizing a society
in aid of the Democratic freedmen
of our District. There are some of
our freeamen who are true, and need
assistance. A great many of our
white citizens express a willingness
to help them; an opportunity will,
therefore, be offered to all who are so
dispos -d on that day. And on sale
dav next another meeting will be
held, in order to give those an
opportunity to participate who are
unable to attend on Saturday.
The Courier notices the death at
Sumter of Mr. T. Waties Dinkins.
CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
L. D. CHILDS, Prea't. Maj. JNO. PRESTON, jr.
Dr. J. W. PARKES. EDWARD HOPE.
OEOROE W. SWEPSON, of North Carolina.
W. B. GULICK, C. J. IREDELL,
THE CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK,
OF COLUMBIA, will deal in Exchange.
Gold and Silver Coin, and do a general
Banking Business. The accounts of mer?
chants and others in Columbia, and in the
towns and country connected with it by
business, aro rei-peet fully solicited.
Collections attended to carefully and re?
mitted for promptly. Loans made on gold
coin and other collateral security.
The Board of Directors meet, for tho
transaction of business, EVERY MON?
DAY, at 10 o'clock a. m.
COLUMBIA, S. C., June C, 1868.
Juno 8 '_3 ni o
SALAD OIL, &C.
JUST received and freshly imported,
Genuino Borduau OL1YE OIL, in
quarts and pints.
Crosse A Blackwell's Pickles, assorted.
Hermetically Sokiod Prunos,
Smyrna Figs-small boxes
Malaga Raisins, Loudon Layer, in whole,
half and quarter boxes.
Italian Maccaroni and Vermicelli,
Capers, Muebroou Catsup,
Worcestershire, and otbor favorite
Sauces. GEO. SYMMKRS.
May 13 _
Fresh Biscuit and Crackers.
OA BBLS. FRESH CRACKERS, for salo
?i\J low by E. A G. D. HOPE.
MILL FOR SALE.
ONE of tho best -constructed PORTA?
BLE BURR STONE MILLS, about
1.200 lbs. woight-suitablo for wheat or
corn, and will grind from fifteen to twenty
bushels of corn por hour. Apply to
May 5 Columbia? 8. 0.
DONE on tho Sewing Machine, (Wheeler
A Wilson's,) at the "Ladies'Indus?
trial Association." LESSONS will also bo
given, on the same machine, to Buch ladies
as desire it, between the hours of 0?. m.
to 10 a. m. For terms, apply at tho
May 10_ "ASSOCIATION."
i fi A'LBS. Pure Spanish SMOKING
100 lbs. Lone Jaok Smoking'Tobacco.
For sale low by E. A G. D. HOPE.
?MANHOOD.?-?nothor New Medical
Pamphlet from the pen of Dr. Curtis. ' ao
Metical Times says of this work: "This
valuable treatise on tho cause and cure of
premature decline shows how health is
impaired through secret abuses of youth
and manhood, and how easily regained. It
gives a cloar synopsis of tho impediments
to marriage, tho cause and effects of ner?
vous debility, and the remedies therefor."
A. pocket edition of tho above will be for?
warded'on receipt of six stamps, by ad?
dressing Doctor Curtis, No. 130 F street,
Washington, D. C. May 27 ly
A PKW WORDS TO THE LADIES.
Many ladies, particularly mothers nursing,
complain of a tired, listless feeling, or
complete exhaustion, on arising in the
morning. On the wifo and mother de?
volves the responsibility of regulating the
duties of the household. Her cares are
numerous, and the mental as well au,
physical powers aro frequently called into
requisition. She often linds her slightest
occupation a weary task and existence a
burden, while at the samo time she has no
regular disease. ELOSTETTEK'8 STO?
MACH BITTERS, if resorted to at thia
period, will prove an unfailing remedy for
thia annoying lassitude. The effects of
this potent agent are soon seen in the rosy [
cheek and elastic step of the hoad of the
family, aa with restored health and re?
newed spirits abe takes her accustomed
place in the family circle. If this friend in
need be regularly used, those ^depressing
symptoms will never bo complained of, ana
not only would lassitude not be expe?
rienced, but many diseases following its
advent bo avoided. As a MEDICAL
AGENT, it bas no equal, while its pleasing
flavor and healthful effects have mado-it a
general favorite. It is free from all pro?
perties calculated to impair the system, -
and its operations are at once mild, sooth-,
lng and efficient. AU who have used the |
Bitters attest its virtues and commend it <
to use. June'J ju
At Palmetto Iron Works, Columbia, S. C.
125-HOB8E POWER ENGINE, with
Tubular Boiler and Saw Mill, complete.
Will be sold separately, if desired.
110 and 1 8-Horse Power ENGINE, suit?
able for plantation use. '
Keeps on hand Gin Segments, all sizes ;1
Plates and Balls for Cotton Screws; Sugar
Mills, with or without frames: all sizes.
Also, manufacturing MonaenhaU'R Pa?
tent Hand or Power Loom. One can be
seen in operation at the Works.
Iron and Brass Castings made to order;
Mill Gearing, Pulleys, Hangers and Shaft?
ing. Jobbing promptly attended to, and j
May 20 Imo_GEO. A. SHIELL8.
THE HOUSE and LOT on Richland
street, occupied at present by Capt.
R. D. Senn. Inquire at Office of tho
Hontliern Express Company. March 18
A BABE CHANGE.
AYOUNG: LAWYER will find
RICE'S and CONNER'S LAW
DIGESTS, and the STATUTES AT
LARGE; also, RICE on BANK?
RUPTCY, JAMES on BANKRUPT?
DUFFIE & CHAPMAN'S
Bookstore, Davis' Building.
SALE OF TOWN LOTS
The New County of Pickens.
THE UNDERSIGNED, Commis
sioners appointed by the Conven?
tion to select and locate the County
Site for the new Pickens County, will
sell to the highest bidder, at the new
location, on THURSDAY, tho 25th
of June next, the LOTS at Pickens
Court House, comprising respectively
half acre, one and two acre lots,
judiciously laid out.
The location is near Hunter's store,
between Town and Wolf Creeks,
fourteen miles from Old Pickens C.
H., twenty miles from Greenville C.
H., and seveutcen miles from Pendle?
ton village, in a healthy section. The
location is a most desirable one,
being situated on a beautiful plateau
and surrounded by a fertile region,
with thrifty inhabitants.
There is on both Town and Wolf
Creeks fine WATER POWER, with
good SAW MILLS, and an abun?
dance of tho best TIMBER near by.
Tho County Site is nearly equi?
distant between Keowee and Saluda
Rivers, with a line viow of tho moun?
tain scenery, and will command a
large and pro?tnblo trade from tho
mountains und from North Carolina.
TEBMH ov SALE.-One-third cash;
balance in two instalments of sixty
and niuoty days each. Purchasers to
givo bond Ad surety for tho pur?
chase money. Titles to be executed,
but not delivered until tho bond for
the purchase money, is fully paid.
Purchasers to pay extra for titles
JAMES LEWIS, Chairman,
JAMES H. AMBLER,
W. T. FIELD,
J. E. HAG O OD,
For further information, apply to
the undersigned, at Pickens C. H.
J. E. HAGOOD,
Sec. and Treas. Bonrd of Com.
May 2 s8
FISHER A tOiWRAJCTCE.
COLUMBIA, 8. C.
TO THE LADIES. i
MRS. 0. E. REED ha?
just received a spion did
.assortment of D li ES S
'TRIMMINGS. Aleo, : &
fresh supply of MILLI?
NERY GOODS, of all
descriptions, at wholesalo
and. retail- French, Coir
sets,'Z?phyr : Worsted Hair Braids,.
Curia, etc;, which will be sold very
low. ' -^^r
DRESS-MAKTNg in all branches,
warranted to gi vc satisfaction. - . I
Main street,- over. Ii. C. Anderson's
clothing store. ; :^ April-2?$mfh
ARTIFICIAL TEETH, :
,. in DRS. REYNOLDS &
MSB Ht REYNOLDS. .are prc
^mrHj pared fo furnish ARTI?
FICIAL TEETH on a larg?Fsc?le
than heretofore, and- at rates touch
below the usual charges. : Uh iu
Their recent improvement, lately
patented, constitutes the highest
order of art in this Bpecialiry, and is
fully warranted. Dentures con?
structed by this process possess many
advantages over gold plate work, and
can be supplied at about half the cost
pf the latter. .-11
An examination of specimens,
especially by those having exp?rience
in such matters, is respectfully invit?
ed. Ordinary VULCANITE RUB?
BER SETS $25. The same, strength?
ened by gold bands, $85. Terms
cash._April 30 %
HAVING just received,
"TZSlgaddition to my former Va?
^^^?stock of the above, lT*
offer, at low prices, a variety of
BEDSTEADS, BUREAUS, SIDE?
BOARDS, CHAIRS, TABLES, PA?
TENT IRON BEDSTEADS, PA?
TENT COTS, PATENT SPRING
BEDS, SAFES, and other articles
too numerous to mention. FURNI?
TURE and MATTRESSES MADE
TO ORDER. Particular attention
given to REPAIRING, PACKING
April 28 Opposite Masonic Hall.
WATCHES and JEWELRY RE?
PAIRED by an experienced
and expeditions workman.
May 1 G. DLERCKS.
New No. 1 Mackerel.
K f\ KITS No. 1 Bay MACKEREL
.jyj 20 whole and half barrels No. 1
Bay Mackerel, for sale by
May 1 E. & G. D. HOPE.
IN compliance with, the request of
many lovers of the game, my
SALOON has been RE-OPE NED.
A BAR is connected with the
Saloon, at which Seeger' UNADUL?
TERATED LAGER BEER can
always be obtained; also, WINES,
BRANDIES, etc. G. DiERCKS.
Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs,
Oreenbrier County, West Viruinia.
THE undersigned, Lessees of this
old and well known WATERING
PLACE, announce that, encouraged
by the liberal patronage received last
season, they have largely added .'to
their accommodations, in comfort
and in appearance, and are prepared
to entertain 1,500 guests.
The BATHING ACCOMMODA?
TIONS are in fine order. HOT and
WARM SULPHUR BATHS, so emi?
nently efficacious in many cases, are
at tho command of visitors nt all
hours. In addition to other amuse?
ments, they have providei a De\tr and
elegant BOWLING ALLEY , and
BILLIARD ROOM, conveniently
located.- Prof. Rosenberger's cele?
brated FULL BRASS BAND has
been engaged for .the i season. A
good LIVERY STABLE will bo kept
on the premises.
The completion of tho Virginia
Central Railroad,' to Covington,
leaves only twenty miles 'staging,
through a beautiful mountain coun?
try, over a; well graded turnpike.
?TERM?T-$3 per day, und $80 per
month. Children under.ten years of
age, and colored servants half price.
White servants according to accom?
modations. PEYTON & CO.
May 2 Jl5