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COLUMBIA, S. C.
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Satur tay horning, February 6. 1869.
Soutbern character hoe so often been tho
theme of praise and admiration, even
among thc enemies of tho South, that
were it not unbecoming .itt us, under any
circumstance;;, to chant tho praises of our
people, we should hesitate to say aught
?bout it here; but the following, from the
Sout?iern Opinion, ;s so hopeful, so correct,
and, withal, so modest and brief, that we
offer, no apology for inserting it in our
*'In the Southern character are qualities
which tho sword cannot destroy, and which
will yet achieve a powerful and bloodless
viotory, more durable and glorious than any
which our arms could have attained, had
Lee and Johnson borne the Soutbern cross
in triumph over the armies of Sherman and
"Tho blood of our brave men waa not
shed in vain, and the tears of our widows
and orphans have not watered graves des?
tined never to bear flowers worthy of Buch
a priceless sacrifice. The glories and the
rewards of our struggle and defeat aro yet
toc?me; not io new wars and bloodshed,
when storms of grief and suffering, fury
-and vengeance shall burst upon the harvest
which we want to reap. It is in the hearts
of our people, chastened and refined by
suffering, purified and exalted by adversity,
thc \ welOok for that spirit and those worts
whicb-'whTwrite resugam over tho grave of
every Confederate soldier. It matters not
that 'reconstruction' has been tied like a
millstone around our necks; that our slaves
are made our civil and political equals.
The barbarians conquered Greece aud
Borne, but the genius, the laws and religion
of the latter ultimately subjugated the sa?
vages. The Normans conquered Eugland
-they took away tho very lands. But
where aro tho Normans or Norman traces
now, either on the country, the language
or the laws? All gone, buried, swallowed
up in the sublime Saxon clement. You
cannot keep down this spirit. Hack it
with swords, pierce it with bayonets, crush
it by legislation, attempt to degrade it by
'negro equality,' but it is a moral and
intellectual power in the land, and in the
world, which, by its nativo inherent vigor,
will ever riso, despite all attempts to bury
it. Despair not!"
BEAUTIFUL LEGISLATION.-One of tho
.Congressmen from South Carolina made a
speech the other day. Ostensibly, his ha?
rangue waa on the question of "Switzler rs.
Auderaon," the contested Missouri cuse.
Really, it was a diatribe against the whites
of Carolina. Not having, in the most dis?
tant manner, touched the point at issue,
after forty-five minutes of howling, the fol?
lowing debate ensued:
"Mr. Woodward-1 rise to a point ot
order. I bave listened attentively to this
discourse, and have not heard one word iu
respect to tho ponding case. I mako the
point that it is not order for tho gentleman
to discuss elections in South Carolina on
the question now pending.
"Mr. Whittemore-I am speaking in
general of the questions involved.
"Mr. Woodward-I insist on my point of
"Tho Speaker pro tempore (Mr. Scofield in
the chair)-The chair overrules the point of
order. So far us the chair, has given atten?
tion to the remarks of the geutlomau from
South Carolina, they seem to be something
"Mr. Woodward-They are in reference
to elections in South Carolina, and not this
election in Missouri.
"Tin; Speaker pro tempore-The obuir bus
not been giving particular attention to
It is very plain from this revelation that
King Caucus has rendered all controversy a
nullity inside the House of Representatives;
and it seems very clear, ulso, that an un?
bleached may speak for Buncombe, if ho
wills it, but need not trouble himself with
the belief that anything coming out of his
head mus permanently in the head of thu
NEOB?ES IN TUE GALTJBRY. -The Washing?
ton correspondent of tho Cincinnati Com?
mercial gives the following account of the
reasons why negroes congregate in the gnl
leiies of the legislative hulls:
? was greatly amused at what one of the
door-keepers of tho gallery said to me not
long since. I remarked to him that the
colored people were not so fond of attendiug
the debutes of Congress as they were for?
"Tho weather is too fine," be responded,
"Why, what has the weather to do with
it?" I asked.
"Everything. When it is cold and un?
comfortable, and no warra side of a wall to
bo had, they Hock here, for they havo com?
fortable seat-; and a warm placo without
paying for it. You come hero somo bitter,
cold, inclement day, and seo bow crowded
t he gnllerios will bo with our colored friends.
They will sit and sleep and snore hero all
day, like black snakes in the sun of spring."
Poor creatures! I am glad the galleries
can be made so useful-lodgings for impro?
The Empress Eugenie still looks hand?
some at a distanoo, Int wbon you como
near yon discover that ber face is thickly
powdered and painted un \-.r the eyes, and
lier eye-brows pencilled.
STATE LEO IRL AT l!U TC.
FOKTY KIO JIT DAYS' PBOOS?B^GS,
Tucuso AY, February 4.-Tho 'Senate as?
sembled at 12 M.
Tho House returued to the Senate, with
an amendment, a bil1 tc reenact certain
Acts lending the name and credit of tho
State to the Greenville aud Columbia Ruil
road Company, aud to validate the action of
said company thereunder. Concurred in,
and tho title of the bill changed to that of
an Act, and ordered to bo enrolled.
The House returued to tho Semite, with
concurrence, a concurrent resolution relative
to the drawing of certificates of pay for per
diem of monibers of the General Assembly,
and for subordinate officers.
Tho Committee on Claims reported fa?
vorably on aoconut of Julius Brown, and
unfavorably on accounts of F. W. Fairey,
John W. Stokes aud W. W. Ward.
Tho Committuo on Incorporations, to
whom was referred a House bill to incorpo?
rate the Vaucluse Manufacturing Company,
and a bill to incorporate tho Deutscher
Artillerie Untorstutznngs, reported back thc
same, with a recommendation that they do
pass, which wero ordered for consideration
Report of tho Uornuiitteo on tho Judiciury,
on a bill to provide for the collection of cap?
itation tnxos was read, agreed'to, and in ac?
cordance with tho recommendation of tho
Committee, the bill wus ordered to lie on
Reports of the Committee on the Removal
of Political Disabilities, on the petitions of
B. F. Morgau, A. H. Mouteith, H. G. Gaff?
ney, and A. R. Aughtry, were read, agreed
to, and ordered to be Bent to tho House for
Report of tho Committee on Public
Buildings, on tho petition of tho Board of
Commissioners of Williamsburg County,
asking an appropriation to assist then; in
building a jail, was road, and agreed to.
The majority aud minority report? o? tho
Committee on Elections, on a bill to con?
firm and declare valid tho recent election of
Mayor and Aldermen of tho city of Charles?
ton, were discussed and finally made the
special order for Tuesday, February 9, at 1
The Speaker of tho House of Representa?
tives attended in tho Senate, when the fol
lowiug joint resolution and Acts wera duly
ratified: Joint resolution authorizing the
Governor to employ au armed force for the
preservation of tho peace; nu Act to alter
and amend an Act entitled "An Act to au?
thorize thc salo of the Columbia Canal;" an
Act to incorporate tho Aiken Sanitary Asso?
ciation; un Act to regulate and provide for
tho pay of Com missioners and Managers of
Thc Senate adjourned at 2.35 P. M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The Houso met nt 1*2 M.
The Committee on Incorporations, to
whom was referred a petition of A. Y. Lee,
asking for a charter for the noiseless trac?
tion engine on tho highways and streets of
towns aud cities of South Carolina, reported
by a bill to incorporate the Noiseless Trac?
tion Engine Company, of South Carolina;
which was read the first time.
The Committee on Engrossed Acts re
parted as duly and correctly engrossed for
a third reading a bill to renew tho charter
of tho Charleston Bible Society. Hoad the
third timo, and ordered tb be sont to the
Tho Committee on Incorporation* were
instructed to report, at aa early a date as
possible, on tho petition of sundry citi/.mis
of Rock Hill, praying an Act ot' incorpora?
The following resolution was adopted:
Whereas the State endorsed bonds of the
South Carolina Railroad Company tu the
amount of S2,1)93,312.40, which became due
in 1808, and this House is not informed of
the payment of said bonds and tho interest
thereon; aud whereas thc State it: secured in
said endorsements by a first mortgage lien
on the road of said company; tho Governor
bo requested to inform tho Houso if the in?
terests and principal of said bouds have
been paid; and if not, what amount of inte?
rest is past due, and what legislation ho
deems necessary to secure the interest of tho
A bill to reqtrire bond for value of whole
estate, real and personal, from administra?
tors, with will annexed, was read aud refer?
The Senate sent to the Houso a concur?
rent resolution, which was concurred iu,
that the Clerk of the Senato and the Clerk
of tho House of Representatives bo instruct?
ed to draw pay certificates for tho per diem
of members to and inclusivo of tho 5th of
February, and for officers and employees of
tho General Assembly, in such amounts as
may bo agreed upon by the Committco on
Finance of the Senate, nnd thc Committee of
Way? and Muaus of tho Houso of Represen?
Tho following from the Senate, was re?
ferred to tho Printing Committee: That tho
(Merle of tho Senato and tho Clerk of tho
House of Representatives be, and they aro
hereby, authorized to bave 100 copies of
the journals of tho lasL special session of
tho General Assembly, ami 100 copies of
tho proceedings and debates of tho Consti?
tutional Convention, bound, and to forward
copies of each to tho varions Stato libraries
in the United States; and also to forward
twenty copies of each to tho national library
at Washington, I). C.
^ A number of bills wero received from the
Senate, which wero read and referred.
After granting to S. Johnson an extension
of leave of absence and routino business, tho
House adjourned ut 3.20 P. M.
We have tho announcement from Paris
that Messrs. Mason und Slulell will shortly
return to this country io company witu
Jefferson Davis. Wo wonder if they
would't bring Judah P. Benjamin alo,,,,
with thom, and thus lcavo us without a
singlo exile to mourn for.
[Now York Timon.
SOMETHTNfl Ali CUT TH Al PETITION.-In
last Sunda?morning's Ohrvnioui aud Senti?
nel we published the petition, wbiob was re?
cently presented to the Senate of the Uuited
States by Charles Sumner, asking for Con?
gressional interference in tbs affaira of
Georgia, from certain citizens of Augusta,
2,800 in number. When the telegraph an?
nounced this to us, anxious to present to
our citizens everything of interest to them,
the Chronicle and Sendre! Rent to Washing?
ton city, and through its' special correspon?
dent there, managed to get both a copy of
tho petition and all tho names attached to
tho extraordinary document. Convinced,
from reading the list over, that there wns
not 2,80"* names on it, and believing that
of the number really there, many had no
existence, save in the brains of tho rascally
uaougrels who conducted the tiffair, wo re?
quested several gentlemen of this city to
procure tho municipal registration books
made for the lute election, compare the
printed list with them aud give us tho result
of their labors for publication. This Ima
boen done; the registration books were ob?
tained, tho comparison made, and with tho
following result: Of the 2,800 names which
Mr. Sumner declared were Bigned to that
petition not half of tho number were really
there-tho total list footiug np but 1,280,
blacks, whites and mulattoes. Of these
1,280, who in their petition claim to be
citizens of Augusta, but -165 can be found
upon the registration books of tho city,
compiled scarcely two mouths since, leuviug
815-nearly two-thirds of the entire list
who aro not citizens of this place, uud who,
if they como not from Carolina and the
country around Augusta, have no existeuco
whatever! But this is not all; of the -1G5
whoso names are ou the books, many of
them have their names signed in two or
moro places, at least 100 den}- that they put
their signatures to it, and they wero affixed
without their knowledge or consent, and at
least 100 more were at the time the instru?
ment was drawn up, or ure now, convicts,
sontenced to tho prison and the chain gang
for violation of the laws, and consequently
not citizens within the meaning of the
statute. Therefore, after making these re?
ductions-and no ono can deny that they
aro extremely reasonable-we have about
200 bona fide signatures to this petition,
comprising negroes, perjurers, acquitted
murderers and discharged city officials.
2,800 signatures reduced to 200! 2,800
"loil" men "deprived of life and proped,"
and ground to the very dust by rebels, red
handed, recking with tho blood of martyrs
to the Union, and pursuing their victims
even to tlio sanctuary of justice, provo to
be nearly 200 deluded negroes, and sup?
posed white men-the scum and refuse
spewed from tho gutters of tho city, and
hungering for tho plunder which they ex?
pect should Augusta ever again be de?
livered into their control! And, in order
to satisfy the desire of these men and their
moro knavish, though more secret, allies for
official spoils, tbero are men in Congress
willing to once more overturn our whole
system of government, and give tho State
over to the dominion of a despotism the
most galling and unendurable!
[Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel.
AN OASIS IN THE DESEUT.-A report of T.
T. Cortis, constable and overseer of tho
poor of Vineland, in Southorn New Jersey,
gives some striking facts connected with
good order and prosperity of that commu?
nity, and which he claims demonstrate tho
favorable working of the system upon which
the community is founded, tho two princi?
ples which are recognized as uppermost,
beiug-first, that land shall not bo sold to
speculators; and second, tho prohibition,
by popular vote, of grog shops or selling of
liquors, though citizens, of course, keep
liquor in their own houses for family con?
sumption. The population of Vineland is
10,000, and for tho period of six mouths no
citizen bas required relief at the hands of
Mr. Cortis, as overseer of the poor, and
only ono case among the floating popula?
tion, at the expense of four dollars. There
has been during the entire yoar but ono in?
dictment, and that a trifling caso of assault
and battery. There bas only boen ono
bouse burned down ina year, and two slight
fires, which were soon put out. No firo de?
partment was deemed necessary. Tho taxes
are only ono per cent, on the valuation.
Tho polio expenses amount to seventj'-five
dollars per year. In contrast to this bliss?
ful state of things Mr. Cortis mentions that
in tho New England town bo carno from,
with a population of 0,500, a little less than
Vineland, there were forty liquor shops,
which kept busy a pul ico judge, city mar?
shal, assistaut marshal, four night watch?
men and six policemen. A paid firo de?
partment of four companies, of forty men
each, was maintained at au annual expenso
of $3,000. Tho fires averaged about one
every two weeks, mostly incendiary. Thc
support of tho poor cost $2,500 per annum.
Tho township debt was $120,000. Fron
this oxbibit it would appear that King Al
cbohol, Uko other sovereigns, is a ruthe]
costly monarch to maintain, in small towns
at least, especially when ho is permitted ti
have a good many palaces and keep opel
hoc T for all comers. At tho samo time, il
mt bo remembered that it is not a "Maim
law," or general prohibition which prevail!
in Vineland, but a law, adopted by genera
vote of tho people, prohibiting tho prover
bia] liquor shop; and that another secret ol
their prosperity is that they bavo smal
farms and cultivato them thoroughly.
CONGRESS WILL NOT ANNEX ST. DOMINGO
TO THE UNITED STATES.-Congress is evi
dently tired of tho scheme for annexing tin
Dominican Ilepublic as one of tho Territo
rios of tho Uuited Stales Govorument. I
defeated yesterday by an overwhelming vob
Mr. Orths joint resolution in favor of tin
-"home. Congressmen begin to think thu!
we bavo negroes enough at home, wit hon
annexing au island full of them.
[New York Herald, 2d.
The schedule over the Greenville aud Co?
lumbia Railroad ia to be ohanged slightly,
commencing to-day. Tho train will not ar?
rive until 5 P. M.
Thc rite of confirmation will bo adminis?
tered at Trinity Church, to-morrow, (Sun?
day) morning-the Right Reverend Bishop
Davis, D. D., officiating.
The roof of a small house in "Remsen's
Row," on Assembly street, took fire, yes?
terday morning; but it wns extinguished
beforo auy serious damage occurred. The
firemen were ont, but their services were
CASU.-Our terms ure strictly cash-no
exceptions. If un advertisement is to be
inserted, hand over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, the money must accompany
the order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to them. This rule will be adhered to.
HOMICIDE.-Information has been re?
ceived, at the Executive Department, of the
murder, in Union County, on tho 28th ult.,
of Alfred Gist, a colored lad about fifteeu
years old, by James M. Askew, a notorious
character, who has been for many years a
terror to tho colored population. The Cor?
oner states that the murder was without the
Wesley Wilcox, Charles Hyatt, and Geo.
Washington, all iiuprisoned in the Peniten?
tiary for larceny, were pardoued by tho
Governor, yesterduy. Tho petition for the
lust named cast; stated that the crimo was
committed to prevent his children from
starving, us his employer refused to pay him
INCREASED AMOUNT OF READING MATTER.
WO present tho Gleaner-our weekly paper
-in a new shape this week; and by so doing
have increased tho amount of reading mat?
ter several columns. It now contains four
large pages, and a greater amount of read?
ing matter than auy other newspaper in the
South. Tho subscription price is only Si.50
for six months. Send in subscriptions-by
tens, twenties and hundreds.
We are authorized to state that tho South
Carolina Railroad Company will pass ovei
their road, free of charge, editors or pro?
prietors of newspapers, on their way to oi
returning from the Mobile Convention.
The representatives of the press aro re
quested to bring with them, as their credon
tials, a letter of introduction or special pas;
from the authorities of the railroad upoi
which they begin their journey.
MAIL AKKANOEMENTS.-Tho post office i?
open during the week from 8}.^ o. m. to Gp
m. On Sundays, from d to 5 p. m. Tin
Charleston and Western mails are open fo:
delivery at 5 p. m., and close at 8}4 p. rn
Charleston night mail open 8,'.j a. m., dosi
4*a p. m. Northern open for delivery :
p. m., close ll Li a. m. Greenville open fo
delivery 5 p. m., closo 8V? p. m.
The Charleston News appears to bo in
muddlo about ono "J. H. Raine}', Senato
from Georgetown." Tho truth of tho mat
ter is, at tho meeting referred to, Senato
Rainey was present, as stated in tho Phoenix
Tho News copied the paragraph, withou
crodit; some would-be * 'little joker" cou
tradicted tho assertion in the News; whe
the Senator aforesaid deemed it necessar;
to mnko the positive statement that "ho wu
there"-and so he was.
Ou?t Jon OFFICE.-The Phonix Job Onie
is now prepared to executo every manner c
printing, from visiting and business card
to pamphlets and books. With ample mi
terial and first-class workmen, satisfaction i
guaranteed to all at Now York prices. ]
our work does not como hp to contract, w
make no charge. With this understanding
our business men can have no excuse to sen
their job work North, when it can be dou
Sroni'.N DEATH.-Wo aro called upoi
this morning, to announce the sudden dent
of a young, talonted aud universally admire
lady, formerly a resident of Columbia-Mi;
Fanny Taber-which occurred on Thun
day, thc 1th instant, at tho residence of lu
brother, in Orangeburg. On Wednesday
she was apparently in tho enjoyment of h<
usual good health, and attended tho ma
riage ceremonies of a brother; a short tim
afterwards sho complained of a slight hcail
ache, and in a few hours moro sho wi
dead. These are all tho particulars w
have been able to obtain. Miss Tabe:
during her residenco in Columbia, was cor
nected with tho choir of Trinity Churcl
and her unusually fiuo voice was a subjei
of general admiration. Sho ha3 depnrtet
Verily, "in tho midst of life wo aro i
ARGUMENTUM AJ> HOMIN EM.-About aa
striking a specimen nf figurativo logio as
bas over occurred in parliamentary history,
was presented in our Senate on Thursday.
A Senator, noted for his fluency and per?
sistency, was opposing, wii ii bis usual energy,
tho bill relativo to the Charleston election,
and vehemently demanded somo satisfactory
explanation, some substantial reason, for tho
passage of tho bill. Whereupon a Seuator,
from ?me of thc upper Counties, on the other
side of tho chamber, drew a ?2 greenback
from bis pocket, aud waving it backward
and forward, not only attracted the atten?
tion of tho Sonator making the demand, but
completely overturned tho characteristic
gravity of the body. The effect may bo
moro easily imagined than described.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS AND GENERAL
SESSIONS-Thursday February 5.-The case
of Peggy Belton was resumed and, after a
lengthy argument from couusol on both
sides, and the charge of the Judgo, the jury
returned a verdict of not guilty. The case
of Wm. Jones, for larceny. (Messrs. H. W.
Rice and D. B. DeSaunsurefor tho defence,}
was continued to a lato hour, when the
Court adjourned. Tho following bills were
returned by tho Grand Jury: Michael Allen,
assault, true bill. Paul Joyner, assault and
battery, no bill. Tbos. Richardson and
Wm. H. W. Gray, murder of Dallas P.
Smith, true bill. The indictment in this
case was frumed from tho evidence taken
before Coroner Tbos. P. Walker-his jury
having rendered a verdict, while Coroner
Johnston's jury failed.
To-day is assigned for tho trial of Heury
Muxcy, for tho murder of Alexander Reiley;
Jas. 1). Tradewell, Esq., for the defence.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
I). C. Peixotto <fc Son-Auctions.
Heinitsh's Queen's Delight.
Book Lost-Apply, ?tc.
Extra Meeting Typographical Union.
NEGRO EQUALITY.-Wo clip the following
from tho New York Democrat:
KEEP FAITH.-In Outturn wa, Iowa, the
other da}', a negro was, by a Radical judge,
ordered out of the jory box, where he had
been drawn with other citizens. Iowa lately
voted equality to blacks, but tho first at?
tempt to make a jury of ono results in his
being ousted. The learned judgo said:
"The election wns a complimentary affair,
not intended to confer actual benefits, and
it is presumptuous for any negro to claim a
placo or position wbito men are only fit to
fill." Verily, verily, tho negro is under a
cloud, between tho upper and nether mill- :
stone, and especially in bad odor with his
HEADACHE, DYSPEPSIA, COSTIVENESS.
Should you bo afflicted with either of tho
above complaints, uso "Heinitsh's Queen's
Delight," and you will get speedy relief.
This valuablo remedy (to which we call spe?
cial attention in another column) is regard?
ed by every ono tho very best remedy for
those diseases arising from a disordered
state of tho stomach, nerves and bowels.
Indeed, it is asserted, upon high authority,
that "Heinitsh's Queeu's Delight" is tho
most extraordinary medicino known to me?
dical men. The cures border on tho mira?
culous; and it must bo a subject of rejoicing
that so excellent a medicino is discovered in
our midst. Try a bottle of it. For salo
by FISHER & HEINITSH, Druggists.
Two important opinions were delivered
by tho Supreme Court, on Monday. Ono
of them expresses the opinion of the Court
that, by a truo construction of tho internal
revenue law, it was not intended to tax tho
incomes of persons other than oitizens of
tho United States, wberover resident, and
of residents, whether citizens or not. It
also limits the State jurisdiction to impose
taxes. The other decision holds that the
income tux is constitutional; defines its na?
ture, and lays down tho duty of assessors as
to returns of income made in coin.
DEATH OF DR. HANDEL CROFT.-It gives
us pain to chronicle tho fact that this gen?
tleman died, yesterday morning, after a
brief illness. He was well known and
highly esteemed among us, and had served
tho people of this District in various posi?
tions of public trust.
I Grenville Mountaineer.
Dr. McBride bas been found guilty of
deuliug furo, in Kentucky, and fined $600.
In default of payment bo was sent to tho
work-house to work out tho fino at 50 cents
Tim friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs.
Clark Waring, and Mrs. II. E. Wingate, aro invited
to attend the funeral services of WILBUR AU?
GUSTUS, eldest child of C. Waring, at his resi?
dence on Henderson street, THIS MORNING, at
Columbia Typographical Union.
AN EXTRA MEETING ia called THIS (Satur?
day EVENING, at Palmetto Engine House,
at 7 o'clock. As important business requires tho
consideration of tho members, it is earnestly re?
quested that all attend. By tho oi dor of
Feb 61 JOHN TERRY. Provident.
ON WEDNESDAY MOBNING. February 8. a
"MEDITATION BOOK;" by Miss Esther
Itotbachild, and revised by Hov. Isaac Leeser. Tho
limier will bo rowarded by lotviog tho same at tho
Auction House of D. C. PEIXOTTO A SON.
Feb t? 1