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DEIrlO? II AT IC NOMINATIONS.
MUNIOTPAIi OFFICERS-CITY COIijOMBIA.
Coii. J. P. THOMAS^
For Aldermen.-WARD NO. 1.
T. W. RADCLIFFE.
WARD NO. 2.
O. A. BEDELL.
R. L. BRYAN.
O. Z. BATES.
, WARD NO. 3.
W. P. GEIGER.
W. T. WALTER.
WARD NO. 4.
W. O. SWAFFIELD.
L. P. MILLER.
Friday Horning, Jone 19,1868.
rite Phllosopliy of tho Negro Ques?
lu the discussion of gravo ques?
tions, such os tho political status of
tho negro iu this country, it is well
to recur to first principles, and to
keep in view the great leading ideas
that aro involved. In tho adoption
of a wise policy for tho South, at
this juncture in her affairs, we have
been led to advocate a qualified suf
frago for tho negroes, for tho benefit
of those who have arrived at such a
degree of material acquisition and
intellectual attainment as to entitle
thom to tho oxorciso of this trust.
But, at tho samo time, we have from
tho first uniformly upheld the doc?
trino that the political control of this
country belongs of right to that race
whose controlling spirit has made it
what it is. Nor have we ever, for ono
moment, entertained the thought
that it was possible for us to have, or
desirable for os to allow, social and
political equality between the races
in the South. And this now brings
us to tho analysis of tho question at
In reviewing the history of man?
kind, we notice three distinct types
of humanity-the Caucasian, to which
we of Europe and America belong;
the Mongolian, inhabiting Asia; and
tho Negro, belonging to Africa.
Now, it matters not how the differ?
ences between these races have been
produced-whether from having a
distinct origin, or from having been
disseminated over different parts of
tho world-thc point is, thal they are
clearly distinct. And it is not tho
less true, that a commingling of them
is against the law of God, for tho de?
generating results of such mixturo
show the truth of the proposition
that tho}' should not be commingled.
lu tho main, eithor of these threo
races is superior to any mixed race.
Tho full-blooded Caucasian, thc
full-blooded Mongolian, and tho full
blooded African, aro eaoh supe?
rior, all things considered, to any
representative of a mixed race.
Tho next poiut we make, is that
each race belongs properly to tho
land assigned to it by tho Creator.
Although "God hath made of one
blood all nations of men thal dwell upon
the face of the earth;" yet, also, He
HATH DETERMINED THE DOUNDS OF
To the Caucasian race ho gave
Europe and America; to the Mongo?
lian, Asia; and to the negro, Africa.
Tropicul Africa is fatal to the white
man. Nor is tho cold climate of tho
temperate zones congenial to tho
negro-he belongs to Africa.
We contend, then, that the sim?
plest way to Bottle this question be?
tween tho races in this country-now
that tho negro has been freed-would
bo to remit him to his God-appointed
habitation. There, in Africa, ho
could show tho highest development
of which ho is capablo; there no ques?
tion of superiority or inferiority
would arise; there, wo%dmit, that ho
wonld be entitled to tho samo rights
of self-government that wc claim for
ourselves hero. Africa for Africans;
j usl as America for white men. This
Wo suggest as an equitable view of tho
But thero aro certain extraneous
considerations which must bo next
modify the solution of tho pro?
blem. Tho considerations referred
to are, first, that we have not tho
means to settle tho question in tho
manner proposed; and tho second is,
that, tho negro -was brought from
Africa and transplanted in this soil;
and an he did not voluntarily come,
we cannot consistently or justly put
bim upon the order of his going.
Ho is hero-4,000,000 of negroes aro
here-and Liberia cannot tetbpt ?ftem
away. They haye become attached
to tho soil. Thoy are fair laborers,
and in that way do. contribute some?
thing to tho country.
Furthermore, they aro here free,
and (hut, with our sovereign ussent.
Looking at tho question in this prac?
tical way, wo have thought, and still
do think, that it is good policy and
just dealing, to give these people a
fair showing-not to seek utterly to
ignore them, but to do what is right
and just and sensible, und to leave the
ultimate solution of the question to the
ethics of Heaven and the logic of events;
taking care, however, in the mean?
time, firmly to uphold tho supremacy
of that race ?o which this country
par excellence belongs, just as Africa
par excellence belongs to tho negro.
But, from tho principles announced
in this article, it will be perceived
that wo denounce tho proposition of
social nud political equality among
tho races at the South, as incon?
sistent with the interests of both
races, as contrary to reason and
experience, and as offensive alike
to Qod and man. On this point,
let us bo clearly understood, for
this is the vital principio that wo
hold-we aro willing to concede to
the freed negroes of thc South all
that may be demanded for them of
Heaven, or claimed, in reason, for
them by tho popular voice of this
land; but wo will never willingly con?
cedo to them tho political coutrol of
tho country. This belongs to the
white man. If tho negro has visions
of social aud political equality, let
him seek to realize them in Africa.
If ho dreams of titles, and honors,
and office, lot him fill up iu Africa
tho measure of his ambition. If ho
dreams of empire, and dominion,
and power, and nil that, let him seek
in Africa the fruition of his fancies.
For him to try this role here, is madly
to sign tho death warrant of his race.
Let him remember that it becomes
him to bo modest ia his pretensions,
lest ho bring upon his people tho
iron hand of a master race, upon
whoso banner Heaven itself has
placed tho emblems of victory and
TUE SHERIFF OF COLEETON DISTRICT
ACCIDENTALLY SnoT RY ONE OF HIS
POSSE.-On tho night of the 3d inst.,
soverul prisoners succeeded in effect?
ing their escape from Charleston
jail. Among the number were a
white man, named Wall, and two
colored men, who wero confined
under charge of murder. These left
for their homes in Gillisonville, and
the Sheriff of Colleton was tele?
graphed immediately to look out for
them. Two of tho United States de?
tectives were also sent down to Gilli?
sonville, and, ou last Wednesday,
the Sheriff organized a posse, and
went in search of Wall aud tho other
escaped prisoners. They were tracked
to Wall's house, and tho posse sur?
rounded it, for tho purpose of pre?
venting their escape. Wall had,
however, succeeded iu obtaiuiug
some inkling of the pursuit, and the
inmates ran from the house toward
the swamp. The Sheriff's posse en?
deavored to overtake them, when one
of the posse, a colored man, who had
been entrusted with a gun, fired at
tho prisoners, but mistook the Sheriff,
who was somewhat in advuuee, for
Wall, and the former functionary re?
ceived a full load of buck-shot, in?
flicting a'severe, but not dangerous
wound. The prisoners made no du
termined resistance, but wero soon
re-arrested and taken to jail. The
shooting of the Sheriff was repre?
sented as eutirely accidental, tho
posse being thrown into some confu?
sion by tho sudden escape of Wall
and his confreres from tho house.
I Charleston Ne tes.
Tho Camden Journal learns that a
respectablo colored minister of Cam?
den, feeling under somo obligation
to a candidato not on tho radical
ticket, determined to cast his vote
for him in the election that has just
closed. Ho supposed ho was a free
man, and had the privilege of voting
as he choue, but was informed "by
the proper authority," that unless ho
abandoned his int?ution and voted
the radical ticket, his meeting house
would be nailed up, and he never
allowed to enter it again.
It is ascertained that tho radical?
have determined not to adjourn
Congress until after tho Southern
States have organized and ratified
the fourteenth amendment to tho
Constitution, and their radical repre?
sentatives admitted. This is with a
view to securing tho Southern elec?
toral votes for Grant.
On the 14th day of Juno, ninety-one
years ago, a resolution adopting the
"Stars and Stripes" as the notional
standard, was passed by the Conti?
To the State.
Tko. first, tko second, and tko tkird
point is to organize your Democratic
Clubs, witk centre at th? village.
Let every precinct in the country have
Democratic Gains In South Carolina.
Tke full returns of tke recent
County elections como in witk great
irregularity, and many of tke returns
received do not skow tke result with
sufficient clearness to enable us to
?make n comparison of tko vote witk
tke vote nt previous elections.
Every District, however, appears to
kavo increased its Democratic or
Conservativo voto, tko change in
somo Districts being startling.
Comparing tke voto at tko County
elections witk tke vote upon tke rati?
fication of tko new Constitution, we
obtain tko following figures:
Darlington, majority for tko Con?
stitution 2,019, radical majority
County cleotions 1,321, Democratic
Laurens, majority for tke Consti?
tution 764, Democratic majority
County elections 544, Democratic
Orangeburg, majority for tko Con?
stitution 1,71)0, radical majority
County elections 1,517, Democratic
Union, majority for Constitution
719, Democratic majority County
elections 1,200, Democratic gain
Spartauburg, majority against Con?
stitution 508, Democratic majority
County elections 1,300, Democratic
Lancaster, majority for Constitu?
tion 88, Democratic majority County
elections 200, Democratic gain 118.
Kerskaw, majority for Constitution
1,077, Democratic majority County
elections 649, Democratic gain 1,726.
Oconee, majority against Constitu?
tion 140, Democratic majority Coun?
ty elections 350, Democratic gain
Tkis is surely encouraging; for it
proves tkat tko white men of tko
?State are beginning to exert tkeir
wkolo strengtk, ns well ns tkat tko
negroes are gradually forsaking tke
Loyal League to vote witk tko con?
Edgefield kas gone for tko radicals
by a large majority.
Greenville bas elected tke D?mo?
cratie ticket by 164 majority. Ma?
jority for tko Constitution 823, De?
mocratic gain 997.
Abbeville bas elected tko Demo?
cratic ticket by 355 majority. Ma?
jority for tko Constitution 1,721,
Democratic gain 2,076.
York kas elected tko Democratic
ticket by 1,650 majority. Majority
for tke Constitution 357, Democratic
Ckestor, as wo understand tko re?
turns, kas elected conservatives by a
majority of 400. Majority for Con?
stitution 769, conservativo gain 1,169.
Commenting on tko above tko
Charleston Nevis says:
This glorious result has boen ac?
complished with an imperfect organi?
zation, and without a perfect concert
of action. In tba low country little
or nothing was done. The people
were daunted by thc negro majori?
ties, and did not work with a will, so
that in moro than ono instance thc
radicals met with no active opposi?
tion. Tko up-country kas skown
wkat can bo accomplished, and it is
not too muck to say tkat witk a
tkorougk organization in every Dis?
trict, and witk earnest working men
in every precinct, tkeve is a chance
of carrying tko State for tko Demo?
cracy in tke Presidential contest.
Tkis, kowever, cannot be done if a
platform bo adopted widely different
from tkat of tko State Democratic
Convention kcld in April last.
SOUTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC
HURRAH!-Tke Associated Press elec?
tion returns from tkirty-one Districts
of Sontk Carolina give tke Republi?
cans fifteen nnd tko Democrats sixteen
Districts. Tkis news is almost too
good to be true; but it shows at any
rate tke tendency of politics, even iu
tke States wkick kavo becu recon?
structed by tko radicals at au enor?
mous expense. Even many negroes
begin to sec tho folly of being led to
tko polls iu a body by agents who
care nothing for them except for
tkeir votes.-Newark Journal.
Tho Cincinnati Enquirer utters its,
word of warning thus: "Tko Demo?
cracy of tko United States kave
already nominated Mr. Pendleton.
He istkockoico of four-fifths of tkeir
people. Tboy beliovo tkat tkeir
delegates ut New York will ratify
tkeir ckoice, and if not, tkey will
exact a stern and fearful responsibili
Speaker Colfax kaviug been ap
pealeu to to settle a dispute concern?
ing tke pronunciation of his name,
returned tko following answer: "My
first name is pronounced as if written
Skyler, and tko last as if written
A^ young lady being asked by a
feminino acquaintance wketker ske
kad any original poetry in ker album,
replied: "No; but somo of my friends
have favored me with original spell?
Maryland bas abolisked "tke rod"
in tke colored schools.
THE LATE PBMOCBATIC CONVEN?
TION.-We publish the proceedings
in full of the recent Convention in
Columbia, sud direct t?.o attention of
our readers to the first pago of to?
day's issue for complete information
I as to the action of that body. There
were ten Districts represented, seve?
ral of them by a singlo individual.
The Charleston Mercury and tho Co?
lumbia Phoenix, representing the two
wings of the Democraey in this State,
have both announced, in substance,
thnt the party is uowuuited in policy
and sentiment, although each of
these papers tako a diff?rent view of
the substantial results produced. Wo
are not disposed to utter one word
teuding to bring about division in
our ranks, and will uot, therefore,
comment freely ?ni tho Recent meet?
ing in Columbia. If our friends in
Edgcfield und Charleston are satis?
fied, so are we of the up-couutry.
They are now pledged to sustain tho
party, and wo trust will work earn?
estly and persistently for a Demo?
cratic success in the Presidential eon
test-not merely resolve, but put
into practical execution, such mea?
sures as Rill show forcible, actual re
6istence at tho ballot-box against ;
radicalism. Let us fight tho radicals,
ami keep peco among ourselves.
DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF TENNESSEE
At the meeting of this party in Con
veution, at Nashville, ou the 9th
instant, it is stated that a "platform
wus adopted, formally allaying the
conservatives of Tennessee, with the
National Democratic party; declaring
the doctrine of secession finally de?
cided by the Mar, but asserting the
just rights of the States. Strong
ground was declared against the re?
construction policy of Congress, and
in favor of thu rightful supremacy of
the white mau in thc control of thc
Government. The greenback policy
was unanimously and enthusiastically
adopted. "-Charleston Mercury.
KEEr HEART.-Tho recent elec?
tions show dearly that tho negro
population is becoming tired of radi?
calism, tho Democrats having carried
about one-half of thc State, while iu
the remaining Districts, tho radical
majorities are much reduced to what
they were in April. The chances,
therefore, for the success of the De?
mocratic party in tho November
struggle is of the healthiest charac?
ter. The negro miud is beginning
to wake from the delusion which be?
clouded it, and reason tells that their
interests run iu parallel lines with the
Democracy. All that the party has
to do is to work with untiring energy
aud zeal.-Newberry Herald.
A NEORO EQUALITY SPEECH.-The
negro equality speech cf Senator
Yates, ou Thursday, is regarded by
many Republicans as a bomb-shell
thrown into their ranks. The key?
note of Yates' speech was full recog?
nition of negro equality, and he de?
clared that it would be useless for
parties to hide their heads in the
sand, supposing themselves coucealed
from the pursuers. Universal negro
suffrage, North und South, was de?
manded at the hands of Congress,
and Congress would have to grant it.
A Texan murderer, who had fallen
into the hands of Judge Lynch,
offered to save trouble by performing
his own execution. Ile thereupon
climbed a tree, made a very edifying
and moral speech to tho crowd, warn?
ing them to profit by his example,
put tho uooso about his ueek, tied
tho end of the rope to a stout limb, I
CHIEF JUSTICE CHASE.-Wo are in?
formed that Chief Justice Chase, who
was expected to preside at the sum?
mer term of the United States Cir?
cuit Court of this State, will bo pre?
vented, by his business engagements
in Virginia and Maryland, from visit?
ing South Carolina before full.
The Boston Post says: The negro
barber in Louisville, who left au
estate of $100,000, made his money
by never charging moro than five
couts for a shave. Don't some of our
barbers want ?100,000?
MISCEGENATION,-Tho Marion Star
gives au account of tho marriage, in
that village, of a negro mau, aged
twenty-two, to a white woman, of
about the same age, both from Hurry
Grant has something of a match
in Desborough, tho butcher-general
of Cromwell's time, who "knew the
four hoofs of a cleau-goiug nag bet?
ter than all the books of Moses."
Similarly, Grant loves a trotter, and
hates the Jews. Hutched.
INCENDIARISM AT SALISBURY, N. C.
A telegram states that there have
been seven attempts to fire that town
in the last week. There seems to be
a determination on the part of the
fiends to burn tho place.
ATTEMPTED MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Pat Higgins, a Savannah Irishman,
shot his wife four times, on Monday,
and then attempted to commit sui?
cide. Cause-whiskey aud jealousy.
Effect-wife dying, mau in jail.
A seutimontal young man thus
feeliugly expresses himself:
"Even as Nature benevolently
guards the roso with thorns, so does
she endow women with pins."
VaJlandigham sajs that he is not
only not "sensitive" about his record
during tho war, but proud of it.
THE REAL SOLDIERS.-Tho Cooper
institute has been secured for the
National Soldiers,' and Sailors' Con?
vention of July 4th, and among the
[distinguished Generals to be present,,
says tho Philadelphia Age, are Mujor
Geueral Wm. B. Franklin, Major*
Geuernl F. P. Blair, Jr. Mujor-Gene
ral Gordon Granger, Major-General |
Tom Ewing, Major-General Hancock
and others of equal eminence. Gen.
Franklin is expected to preside.
General Ewing will head from Ohio
alono 500 genuiuo voterons, and hun?
dreds of real soldiers from all parts
of the land are coming to rally again
for personal rights und tho Union
of tho States. The demonstration
will bc without precedent, aud the
contrast it will exhibit to the sutler's
side-show at Chicago, will do much
to relievo our military and naval ser?
vices from tho odium which that
crowd of place-hunters and bummers
were calculated to cast upon them.
TUB RECENT DISTURBANCE IN
On ANO EBURO.-One of tho negroes
who was shot by tho Deputy Sherill"
of Oraugebnrg District, whilst trying
to rescue prisoners from his custody,
died on Monday, and at the time the
train left that point yesterday, an
elaborate investigation of the circum?
stances was progressing at the in?
quest, which was being held on his
remains by the coroner. Considera?
ble excitement has ensued on the
event, and this was increased by thc
extraordinary efforts which wore
being made by "burnt district"
Randolph to array a hoyt of witness?
es against the officer. Tho result
will probably reach us to-day.
[ Ch ur lesion Cu uri?r.
TUE COTTON CROP OE FAIRFIELD.
Wo aro informed, by one of our citi?
zens, who has made tho inquiry,
that tho crop of 1SG7 and 1808, np
to the 1st of June, may bc estimated
by tho following shipments, viz. :
From Wiunsboro, 5,410 bales; from
Ridgeway, 487; from Alston, 313;
from Blackstock, 1G9; by wagons,
084; on hand, 1G5; total, 7,528 bales.
We may therefore safely set down
the crop of Fairfield at less than
8,000 bales, one-half of which was
sold at 10 to 12c, and the other half
at 1G to 25c, realizing about 8500,
000.- Winnsboro Register.
Chicago has been indulging in
another census, and solemnly declares
its population to number 240,044, au
increase in two years of about 30,000.
A very beautiful Orientini proverb
runs thus: "With time and patienco
the mulberry leaf becomes satin."
Theodoras shot himself with a pistol
presented by Queen Victoria somo
NEW FLOUR. NEW FLOUT.. For sale
June 19 *_F [SHER .V LOWRAX CE.
37IXTUA FAMILY FLOUIt from now
li Wheat bj" David Bookman. There ia
none better. For salo by
June ia ;\ E. STENHOUSE.
THE FINE HAM.
iXUERCES "Lavis, Jr.," diamond brand
JL Hum -a fresh invoice. For salo by
June W :l C. iL BALDWIN k CO.
FRESH CRACKERS, &c,
ESTON BUTTER, Milk, Soda, Ginger
and Soda Crae! ors.
Tabs choice F.utter.
Pure Lard, P. A. Cheese.
With a full assortment of substantials.
For sale bv
Juni- 19 3 * C. H. BALDWIN ?V CO.
New Country Flour,
Fji\ sale low by
" 8WYGEBT A- BENN.
FRESH FAMILY SUPPLIES, a choice
collection, at S WYO E RT ? SENN'S.
TOBACCO! TOBACCO! a large stock of
all grades, very low, at
Juno 10 Imo " SW YOE RT ? SENN'S.
THE CAROLINA HOUSE,
LOCATED on Washington street,
next to brennen & Carroll's, is now
?W under tho solo proprietorship of the
undersigned. Tho best of every thing, in
the wav of WINES. LIQUORS, ALE, SE
(JARS, TOBACCO, etc., kept on hand.
LUNCH every day at ll o'clock. Give
him a call, and test the correctness of the
assertion made above.
Juno 19 RICHARD BARRY.
TITHE subscribers having purchased the
X entire stock of STOVES, TINWARE.
,Vc, of H. H. Bleaso, will continuo tho
business at tho same stand. They hope,
by a strict attention to business, and al?
ways keening on hand a good assortment
of everything in their line, to merit' a con?
tinuance of the patronage so liberally
bestowed on Hie house.
Orders from the country att aided to
.lune J'.? lin F. A. SOUTER & CO.
A Chang' of Business.
FT1HAT I might give my entire attention
JL to JOB WORK, I have sold my stock
Lit Stoves, Tinware, A'c., to Messrs. F. A.
SOUDER .V CO., who will continue tho
business at the same stand.
These gentlemen being entirely worthy
>f public confidence, I recommend them
to the favorable cousidoratiou of all in
?ant of anything in their lino. Being re?
lieved of tho mercantile part of tho busi?
ness, I will devote mv timo entirely to
ROOFING, GUTTERING, PLUMBING,
REPAIRING STOVES. Ap.
Contractors and ali concerned, if you
nant your work well done, under my per?
sonal snpervision, and guaranteed against
wind and water, give me a call, lt moro
convenient to you, address mo through
the post office, aud I will call to seo you at
vim:- own appointment.
Friends in the country wanting Stoves
ir Tinware, can, by sending their, orders
to me, get them tilled on as advantageous
terms, as if they wore present,
HENRY H. BLEASE.
Columbia, S. C., June 10. 11212
Owing to the inclement weather,
last night, the leoture of Col. J. P.
Thomas was postponed.
Wo are indebted to Maj. Alexander
for a batch of lato papers from Scot?
land and Australia. These foreigners
are on file in tho Plionix office for
The Phoenix Weekly Leiter Sheet
Prices Current and Market Report
will be issued this (Friday) afternoon.
Those desiring copies, will hand in
their orders ns early as practicable.
Mr. Schneider, whose fouutain
directly opposite tho Phoenix-spouts
forth tho pleasant fluid yclept soda
water, will accept our thanks for a
package of tickets. Call ou him,
thirsty ones, aud cool your palates.
Another pitcher of luger from Mr.
Cleudiuiug, for the delectation of the
"birds." Mr. C. will furnish a
graud preparation to-day-cham?
pagne frappe. Those who are ac?
quainted with tho merits of tho arti?
cle will not require further notice.
A monster turtle will also be served
up at ll o clock for lunch.
Mr. Pollock has been exhibiting a
tine turtle, in front of his establish?
ment, for several days; and to-day
the marine monster is tobe consigned
to the tender mercies of tho cook of
the "PollookHouse," tobe converted
into soup, to gratify the patrons of
that excellent restaurant. Attend
between tho hours of 12 M. and 2
The proprietor of tho Phoenix has
returned from a Northern trip, and
finds that "all is well." ,The political
editor, therefore, turns over the local
column to his hands. The "local"
will now look to matters at home.
The senior will keep his eyes directed
over tho State aud national field, and
note the changes and the points. Let
us to work.
MOVEMENT IN FAVOR OP IMMIGRA?
TION.-We iuvite special attention to
tho proceedings of the meeting in
Richland Fork, on tho above subject.
Wo invest tho matter with great
significauce. This move is a move
iu the right, direction. Let it be
followed up. We want the help of
white men in our need. We want a
body of laborers who will regard the
interests of their employers as akin
to their own. This particular move?
ment is in the bauds of men of in?
telligence, seusc and property. Let
them go ou. The interests of the
whole State are involved iu their en?
terprise. We wish it well from tho
depths of our heart.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8X
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
-1 to 5 p. m.
Tho Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 4}.? p. m., and
close at 8>? p. m. Charleston night
mail open a. m., close 4}.< p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
S's a. m., closes at 2.4.5 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5)?
p. m., closes at 8?.j p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
E. Stenhouse-New Flour.*
C. H. Baldwin-Ham, Ac.
S wy gert & Senn-New Flonr.
F. A. Souter & Co.-New Firm.
Fisher Sc Lowrance-Now Flour.
H. H. Blease-Chauge of Business
Riehard Barry-Carolina House.
We observe that the good work of
forming Democratic clubs is still
going on, especially in the up-coun?
try. Chester and Anderson are form?
ing their bands. Let the wholo
State, from Charleston to Oconee,
follow the example of Spartanburg,
which bristles with Democratic clubs.
Liberty Hill, Kershaw District, has
its Democratic club, and proposes to
go to work. This is right.
The Sultan of Turkey ordered to
be manufactured in Paris a silver
table, tho price of which will uot be
less thau 3,000,000 of francs.
? At a recent convention held iu
Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday last,
a negro was nominated as indepen?
dent candidate for the State Senate.
Young lady-"Going ' to make a
flower-bed here, Smithers? Why, it'll
quite spoil our croquet-grounds."
Gardener-"Well, that's your pa's
orders, miss. He'll hov' it laid out
for 'orticultur', uot for "nsbandry."