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BY JULIAN A. SELBY. COL?MBIA, S. C.. FRIDAY MORLING, SEPTEMBER 20, 1868. VOLUME IV-NO. I5?.
rUBLISUED t?AH,T AJTD TRITWEE_XT.
t ^?mpiV .WEDNXHDAY MOBNIHO.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
r/ ED'?TOB' AS?? Pn?riufrron.
OfSes on Mum street, a row doora above
Taylor (br Camden) strdet.
Daily Papb_, six months..ti 00
Tri* Weekly, V " .2.60
Weekly., , " ?. .1 50
inserted at 75 cents per square fer tho first
Insertion, and 50 cents for euch subs?quent.
Weokly 7G cont g each insertion. ; .
'tffT- A liberal discount made on thc abov>\
r?teS when advertis'einenlsjare inserted by
ih?'fn?hih or year.
Loxlngton-B. J. HayeB.
Sp artanburg-Hiram Mitchell.
J? It. Allon, Chester.
8. P. Kinkrd, Newberry C. H.
Jamos Grant, Union.
Julina Poppe, Anderson C. H.
A Brief Surrey or the Field.
It is an adage, as old ns the hills,
that "drowning men catch at straws."
Oar adversaries avail themselves of
every trifling . ooonrrence to revive
the sinking courage of their follow?
ers, and this, of itself, should be suffi?
cient to convince the public at large
of the hopelessness1 of' their cause.
Preliminary to the great contest, in
1852, when the country was carried,
almost unanimously, by the Demo?
cratic party, our opponents had the
decency to refrain from un excess of
enthusiasm over their victory in Ver
Unmeasured abuse of th? Southern
people, brazen impudence and brag
gadooio are the entire stook in trade
of the radicals. 'Their organs affect
satisfaction at the signs of the timee,
even to the extent" of predicting
Grant's success in November. Upon
-what data do they pr?dioate euoh
hopes? They have carried Maine
and Vermont, by decreased majori?
ties! This is the sum and substance
of their victories at the polls. Who
ever doubted the result, in either?
Have not these States been accorded
to them?, by the unanimous voice of
the Democratic press? They claim
individual ohauges of opinion; but
point, in proof, to suoh men as Judge
Cartter, of this oity, and Robert Lin
coir, of Illinois-changes about as
thorough as from tho color of the
skin of the Ethiopian to that of the
Congo. Wo have looked, in vain,
for the slightest evidence, either col?
lectively or individually, favorable to
our opponents. Whence, then, their
new-born faith? They aro "whistling
io keep np their courage," thnt is all.
Let them -whistle away!
On the other hand, what is the
situation of tho Democracy? Let us
go back a few years. In 1804, a
change of only 86,000 voteB would
have elected General McClellan to
the Presidency. This change was
required in tho States of Connecti?
cut, Indiana, Maryland, New York,
Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon,
Pennsylvania and Bhode Island. Is
it not morally certain that we shall
carry every one of these States, ex?
cept New Hampshire and Bhode
Island, and, probably, the former of
them? Since the election of 1864,
Oonneoticut, Maryland, Oregon,
Pennsylvania and New York have
become Democratio, and Nevada and
Indiana will speak out, in thunder
tones, at tho approaching preliminary
elections. And, is it not conceded,
on all hands, that the Democracy
will obtain at least a sufficiency of
electoral votes at the South to over?
come the nine which will be oast by
New Hampshire and Bhode Island,
to say nothing of Western Virginia
and a dozen more doubtful States?
Beside., in the contest of 1864,
the Democracy had to contend with
difficulties now no longer existing.
We were then in the midst of a gigan?
tic war. The general Government,
in all its branches, waa against us,
frota the Proaident,down to tho tide
waiter. Tho army and navy, were
used, without scruple, to our preju?
dice/ add votera manufactured, ad
libitum. All this has beon changed
to our favor. Many of our present
most distinguished leaders wero ar?
rayed, then, in hostility to us. Wo
could point to .thousands, but oon
tent ourselves with naming our excel?
lent Chief Magistrate and his Cabi?
net, ono and all, the Blairs, a host in
themselves, Chief Justice Chase,
Senator Doolittle, the Ewings, father
and son, General Dix, and hundreds
of other military chieftains, ko.
Independently of this view, aug
geeted by a comparison of tho pre?
sent condition of political affairs
with that of 1864, what do wo dis?
cover of well-grounded hope On the
part ot our adversaria? It is admit?
ted by them that the contest depends
upon the three great States of Penn?
sylvania, *Ohio and Indiana-Nev*
York has long 6ince been surrender?
ed to us. Pennsylvania showed a
Democratio gain last year of over
20,000 votes, and we shall doubtless
carry the State in Ootober by at least
that majority. To descend'to por
tionl?ir?, (os straws sometimes ?bow
whioh way the wind blows,) we ob?
serve the Chronicle, which takes
especial care of the Keystone State,
hos become restive of late in conse?
quence of a new order of things at
the Philadelphia navy yard. That
institution will no longer bo prosti?
tuted io the viie purposes of our ad?
versaries. We are also told that
2,000 Germans, residing in tho upper
portions of Philadelphia, have lately
come over and formed a Seymour
and Blair club. - These men, with the
bulk of their countrymen attached to
tho Turner Association, havo hereto?
fore acted with the Republican party,
All accounts from well informed po?
liticians concede a Democratio majo?
rity in Philadelphia alone of 6,000.
Throughout the State the ohanges
are in proportion. The Pittsburg
Post says it has the names of eighty
two Republicans of that oity who
have joined Seymour and Blair clubs,
and will vote the entire Democratio
ticket at the next election.
So much for tho Keystone State,
and we might add a column of like
items.. As to Ohio and Indiana, our
opponents themselves seem to be in
despair. Ohio mado a Democratic
gain in its last election of 57,000,
choosing a Democratio Legislature
and sending a staunch Union mnn to
tho Senate in place of revolutionary
Ben. "Wade. Indiana gained to the
Democrats 6,000 in her last election,
and promises, by every popular
token, to roll up immenso gains for
Mr. Hendricks, who is conducting so
energetio a campaign. The latest
advicos from that State are very posi?
tive in favor of a complete Demo?
cratic viotory on the 13th of October.
Such ore the tangible and clear in?
dications of our triumph in Novem?
ber, and may wo not add that our
cause itself is a tower of strength,
and affords intrinBio evidence of
coming success, when pleaded by
euell men as Pendleton and Hen?
dricks? Abler addresses than those
delivered by them on tho issues of
the hour, no political campaign has
ever presented. What it mostly con?
cerns the people to discuss, that they
hear thoroughly discussed. It is
only the living interests of tho coun?
try-the salvation of free govern?
ment, the restoration of fraternal
feeling, the revival of industry and
prosperity, the lightening of debt
and taxes, and tho perpetual right of
the people to self-government-it is
these living interests alone that are
presented. The solemnity of the
judgment hour of our institutions
would be mocked by appeals for a
continuance of mere party suprema?
cy. The discussions before tho peo?
ple involve tho common safety and
happiness. No worn-out party
phrases count for anything now.
The Democratic speakers address
themselves to tho great questions of
the hour; and they forco homo on tho
popular mind the conviction that a
Democratic government on this con?
tinent is not possible under a long
lease of radical power. Tho contest
is going on betweon directly opposite
conceptions of government. If the
Democracy prevail, tho perpetuity of
our Republican system is secure. If
they fail, the struggle afterwards
will be simply to see how much may
bo saved from the general wreck.
They have every possible stimulus
for exertions such as patriots arc
rarely summoned to make.
Undoubtedly,' the most convincing
evidence of radical disaster to the
radicals is to be found in the necessi?
ty of calling Congress together on
the 21st instaut. Sohenck and Mor?
gan, with . the hypocrisy which hat
ever marked their individual charac?
ters, pretend, in their formal call for
the assemblage of that body, that il
ia not intended that "general legisla'
tivo business will bo entered upon.'
The public are fully aware that lest
than a quorum can adjourn to tlu
regular session. Why, then, seek tc
blind tho people to tho real object ol
domauding "a fall, attendance ol
both Houses?" With all the bluatei
about the Vermont and Maine elee
tiona, these; autocrats see the hand
writing on the wall. They knov
that, without further and more vii
lniuous legislation by Congress, th?
radic?is will bo a beaten party
Hence, the ?hole voto of the Sont!
must be had, at all hazards, oral
least auch portions of it aa may
under existing la WP, bo given to tb?
conservativo party, must be ignored
That is the object of convening Con
grass. It ia * confession, in cpsi
court, of anticipated defeat, undei
f VJ <? '. <:\}Wtp\1?lti?&vtf Al 'M'i^tetr- n*ta K
exist ing circumstances. Nothing,
short of imminent disaster staring
them in the face, could have forced
them upon such a dangerous experi?
- Fellow-Democrats, look upi The
skies are bright! Wo shall soon have
our unprincipled adversaries at our
feet!- Washington Evening Express.
BITTERS.-THET~ HUMAN "~*STO- |
MACH .-cen] H to require a ionio stimulant.
Froin timo, whereof the'memory of man
runneth not to the contrary, tonic bittore j
have been u_ed. Formerly, men made |
their own bitters, and few thought of eat?
ing breakfast without first taking their I
"tansy." Thosq were days, howover,
when prohibitory laws wore unknown, and,
in consequence, liquors were pure.1 Deal- I
ere could then afford to be honest and sell
nothing but tho unadulterated. Now,
however, what with Government tax and
court fines, poko-borry jnico and alcohol
must pass muster for "old rye" and "puro
Bourbon." People havo como tb fe*r
poisoning moro than malarial diseases,
and dropped their "tansy." Bight hero is
where HOSTETTER fe SMITH, of Pitts?
burgh, have proven benefactors. Years
ago, they commenced the manufacture of
HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS,
laying it down as a rulo (that bas since
boon conscientiously followed) to use no?
thing but the purest liquors, manufac?
tured expressly for them. By strict adhe?
rence to this rulo, they havo won public
confidence atid reaped their reward in a
large, profitable and steady business.
Their BITTERS is known aU over the
country. They are tho pioneers of the
business, and havo tho largest manufac?
tory in tho world. Nor has success, In
their case, (aa in too many instances,)
rendered them careless; their BITTERS
ia as puro and good, to-day, as was the I
first distillation. Wo heartily recommend
them as a tonic.
Aa a specific for dyspepsia, biliousness,
constipation, nervousness, general debili?
ty and remittent and intermittent fevers,
its efficacy baa never been questioned.
There are many worthless imitations.
Wo earnestly caution the public aOainat
them._September 1G t6
?MANHOOD.?'-Another New Medical
Pamphlet from tho pen of Dr. Curtis. The
Medical Times says of this work: "This
valuable treatise on tho cause and cure of
prematuro declino shows how health is
impaired through secret abuses of youth
and manhood, and how easily regained. It
gives a clear synopsis of tho impediments
to marriago, thc causo and effects of ner?
vous dobility, and the remedies therefor." I
A pocket edition of tho above wiU bo for
warded on roceipt of 25 Cents, by ad?
dressing Doctor Curtis, No. 139 F street,
Washington, D. C. May 27 ly
Fresh Country Butter.
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AUK 27 FI8nER & LOWRANCE.
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AZILE. By Mrs. Jane Cross, $1.50
History of a Mouthful of Bread
now edition. By Joan Maco, $1.75
The Servants of tho Stomach. By samo
The Maternal Management of Infancy,
for tho Use of Parents, 75c.
The Hormits. By the Rev. Charles
Now Testament History. Bv William
Smith, LL. D.-uniform with Old Testa
mont hiatory, soon to be published. $2.
Tho Old World in its New Faco-impres?
sions of Europe in 1867-68. By Honry W.
Bellows. Volume 1, $1.75.
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This is decidedly the beet Soap in Columbia,
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