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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sundiy Morning:, May 9. 1868.
Whnt th? South Necila.
It has always been evident to ns (says the
Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel) that the
plunder, spoil-seekiog policy of reconstruc?
tion which hos boen pursued by Congress
toward the South, must speedily terminate
either in ro-aotion on the part of the people
of the North, or "national" bankruptcy
and anarchy. While we suffered, it wa?
some consolation to know that we were noi
to be the only sufferers, and that, in tin
end, those Who inaugurated and sustainer
snob, a polioy would Buffer as severely
and that, sooner or later, the peoph
of the North would repudiate, spurt
?id punish those whose sordid, unscrupu?
lous selfishness had brought upon thc
country such calamities. We have everj
reason now to be"'ave that the first of thes<
alternative, result ia being accomplished
that a wholesome, steady re-action is taking
place, which will hurl from power the au
thors of these infamous schemes, and tha
at no distant day there will be a ooalitioi
between the moderate Republicans and tin
conservative Democrats which will over
throw the radicals of Congress, who legislab
.outside not only, the Constitution, but ever;
regard for pnblic welfare, and put unde
foot the plundering, thieving carpet-bagger
and scalawags, who; under a demand fo
loyalty, and by lying utterances and fabrica
tionsas to "rebel" spirit and dangers t>
Union men, have obtained place and powe
*u our State governments. It is pleasant
however, to note the change which ha
.commenced? and still more pleasant to b
sustained in our observations by such
-staunch and far-seeing journalist as th
.editor of the Lancaster (Pa.) Intelligence)
The Intelligencer says:
?Ever since the termination of the wai
the.radicals have been greatly concerne
about ?he South. They have never cease<
through their newspapers to malign th
Sontheru people, ana to threaten them wit
punisnment the most severe, in the shap
of oppressive laws, if they did not prompi
ly acquiesce in any form of govern m er
that a reckless and partisan Congress migb
frame to secure their debasement, and t
effect their utter subjection to the ignoran
negroes in their midst. The Souther
States, embracing a vast extent of territory
with a splendid climate and fertile soil, ht
been subjected to the management of need
New England adventurers, and bold, inapt
dent Northern negroes. This irresponsib
element in the North, at the instance <
the radical leaders, went to the South at tl
close of the war, and there remains, a cur:
to the bona fide residents, as it devotes i
self to no useful pursuit, but, on the coi
trary, by its active participation in the Sta
governments, effectually retards all effort <
the part of tho Southern peoplo to recovi
from the impoverishing effects of the wa
The bad laws enacted by such law-make
hinders emigration from the North ai
from Europe, and in the case of somo
the Southern States, wholly prevents
The radical leaders, knowing that a dire
appeal to all the people of all the Stat
would result in their complete overthrow
are resolved to retain control of the G
verument, oven if the South should becoi
a wilderness, and a debt, enormous
amount, with its attendant taxes, be ff
tened upon the people. All industrial t
terprises in the South must be restruinc
that a corrupt political party may bo
"But this state of affairs cannot long cc
tinuo. Numbers of moderato Rep?blica:
men who regard tho interests of their cot
try more than the success of party, are 1
giuniug to see that what the South needs
firmly established State governments, mr
by the actual citizens of the different Sou
ern States, to foster and encourage priv
and public enterprise. ? Thc peoplo are
ginning to realize what the Democratic o
conservative statesmen of tho nation hi
urged, that the South needs no more lej
lation, no more 'exaction of the honor t
liberty of its naople'-it simply needs to
let alone, in order that its wonderful mi
ral, manufacturing and agricultural
sources may be developed, and the wh
nation thereby benefited."
WAU SPECK.-A Washington correspo
ent of the New York Herald menti
(without vouching for its truth) a rumor
Washington to the effect that a secret
derstanding has been enterod into betw
England and France to act in concert
sustaining thu Spanish dominion in Ci
and that the two powors will send a po^
ful fleet to the West Indies to assist in
venting supplies from reaching the Cub
and thus enablo Spain to starve out bei
Burgent subjects. The correspondent th
that such interference would bo sur?
make Jonathan fight. Why? Cuba i
not belong to Jonathan yet. Is be g
to fight on the side of "rebels?" P
On Thursday, there was a teulfic
storm in Winnsboro. Tho large brick si
belonging to Dr. Thos. Madden was b
clown. Trees were uprooted, fences d
lished, and bricks from chimneys strer
every direction. Some of the hail si
wero nearly as large as a pigeon egg.
The Confederate Dead.
DEDICATED TO THE LADIES OF COLUMBIA.
Mn. EDITOR: The following poem was
written for the celebration in honor of the
Confed?rate dead by the patriotic ladies of
Columbia, wbioh took place soon after the
close of the late war. Not having been
finished, however, in time for the occasion,
it was thrown aside and left uncompleted.
The proposed celebration to-morrow hos
induced its author to put tho last hand to
it; and be herewith encloses and asks a place
for it in the Phouix :
Tho sacred ashes of the bravo
A grateful lard, with pious care,
Preserves-and to the patriot'c grave
Her richest tribute brings-hei tear.
And bids in pomp his funeral move,
With banner droop'd, with nodding plume
His bier grae'd; while garlands, wove
By beauty, deok his trophied tomb.
But oh! too oft by doom unknown
The warrior falls-unwept-forgot;
Fame's wreath unreap'd, its visions flown
Yet sure not all unblest his lot
Who in his country's bosom sleeps,
And in ber sacred cause .vho dios,
Helmu'd honor bends, and valor weeps,
And arm'd freedom veils her eyes
In grief, o'er the last resting place
Of those for her war's second death
Who brav'd; whose brows, whose graves to
Fame else had twiu'd her starry wreath.
But woman, see! of peace the star,
To noblest sympathies still true,
Treads through the yet black clouds of war, * !
Their nameless graves with flowers to ?
i ? strew:
The flowers bright of memory,
?That, cull'd by angel hands, ne'er fade,
But live and bloom eternally,
Heavou-blest and ever fragrant made.
*The celebration took place immediately
after the war was dosed by the Confederate,
and therefore before ita termination by the
Federal Government-who ai indeed, still
carrying on, not a contest, but a warfare on
the weak and unarmed.
Sunday School Flc-Nlc.
MK. EDIIOR: Knowing you to bo a friend 11
of the little folks, and that the columns of
your valuable paper are ever open to any-11
thing pertaining to their happiness and wei
faro, I wish to say something of a most
pleasurable occasion, enjoyed by the chil
dron of tho Washington Street Sunday
School on yesterday, in the way of a pic
nie. For severr1 days it had been looked 1
forward to with joyful anticipations. A ?
committee was appointed to make suitable j
arrangements, and Sidney Park was selected 1
as tho place of meeting. The day was beau
tiful and bright, and the chilly air soemed
to give elasticity to the spirits. By 9 o'clock ..
the long procession moved off, and in a H
short time the placo was reached, and tho I ;
merry laughter of 130 little boys and girls
floated like music through the dense foliage
of tho Park. And while the dear little ones
were romping and playing, enjoying them?
selves as children only can do, the hands of
teachers and parents were busily engaged
spreading a bountiful table for their enter?
tainment. And when the hour came on for
dinner, it was announced by the ringing of
a bell, when all came together, and forming
into line, they marched in perfect order to
the table, and taking their places, they re?
spectfully awaited the blessing which was
invoked by tho pastor of tho church. And,
Mr. Editor, it was a ieal pleasure to stand
by and see those littlo folks enjoy tho rich
repast, and witness their good behavior.
The children having dined, they were again
off to play, when tho table was cleared of
fragments and re-arrangod for the teachers
and visitors. Later in the afternoon, all
collected together and joined in singing
some beautiful odes, which contributed
largely to the interest of the occasion. Just
before starting for home, they were again
summoned to the table and rofreshed with
ice-cream, when they were dismissed. I
record with pleasure the incidents of the
day, and feel grateful for the enjoyment of
tho occasion. Tho school is in a flourish?
ing condition, and under the supervision of
Mr. lt. D. Senn, with a corps of competent
teachers. May thoy enjoy many such festi?
vals, and tho school continue to incroaso
aud prosper. D.
STMEIXO "ILE."-A dead whale, about
fifty feet long, floated ashore on Horry
coast, lying on tho Little River, a fow days
ago. lt created a great evoitoment in tho
vicinity, aud the poople flocked from all
parts of the country to get a glimpse of it.
It is tu bo boiled down into "ile."
Columbia Debating Society.
THE HEGULATt weekly meeting will bo held
TO-MORROW (Monday) EVENING, at 8?
o'clock, at their hall, over Mr. P. Cantwell's store.
Members will pieuse como prepared to pay their
dues. F. P. HEARD, Kocrolarv.
May 9 1
CONSUMERS will pleaso attend to tho payment
of their Dills for month of April. The rule
affecting defaulters will positively bo enforced, and
tho metres removed. JACOB LEVIN,
May 9 3 _ Secretary Ga? Company.
A FINE Second-Band Family CAR
_RIAOE can bo obtained cheap, On ap?
plication to tho livery stables of Agnew & Co.
May 9 _4f_
Broad River Bridge Company.
AMEETING of STOCKHOLDERS will bo held
lat Copeland &, Bearden's store, on MONDAT
next, tho luth instant, at 10 o'clock A. M. All in?
terested wiU attend, as business of import anco
will bo laid before thom. By order of tho President
and Directors. G. W. BEARDEN,
May 7 3 Secretary aud Treasurer.
HZ* ocal X-te ra s .
The Post Band dispensed beautiful music,
yesterday afternoon, in Sidney Park. We
learn that, by direction ef Gol. Bumf ord,
the band will play in the same place three
afternoons each week-commencing regular?
ly on Monday. This will prove an addi?
tional attraction to that delightful spot.
We have received a note from Mr. H. H.
Kinari!, of Newberry, in which he asserts
that,the bond of Constable Hubbard was
only $500, instead of $5,000, as at first re?
ported. Onr informer evidently was de?
sirous of making ns much of a martyr as
possible of the Chief Constable, aud there?
fore increased the figures.
. 'KATHLEEN. "-To Messrs. Bryan i Mc
Carter aro we indebted for a copy of tho
above work-No. 322 of Harpers' "Library
of Select Novels." It is by the author of
"Raymond's Heroine"-a clever and vigor?
ous book, which deserves to be read; and it
will be read with breathless interest. In
the first place, it is told in simple, solid and
dainty English ; in the second place, it is
written by a master hand; and in the third
place, the story is excellently contrived,
well told and skillfully worked up to an
effective crisis. The price is fifty cents.
STREWING FLOWERS OVER THE GRAVES OF
riiE DEPARTED.-To-morrow we shall share
in this beautiful custom, which has been
revived to keep alive the memory of our
lead soldiers. Why not from henceforth
make it an universal custom-a tribute of
affection and respect for nil our cherished
lead who sleep their last sleep? To strew
i grave with flowers, as tho poor inhabitants
>elow loved while living, is a pious plea
iure; it is a living link between us and tho
lead, and keeps alive an affection which be
ongs not to the world; though a poor thing.
,t is our own, for we feel that tho flowers
ire kept alive by an invisible hand, that in
.be still, dark night they continue to grow,
.vb ile we are wrapt in as souud a slumber as
bat which falls upon the dead-tbe only
liflerence being that we muy perchance
iwaken. There is no such link between us
ind them in a cold, grey, hard, dead tomb
itone; the tears which fall upon the flowers
ire not lost, for we know not but what theil
perfume may be wafted to Heaven. Flowers
itrewed upon graves seem like sacred ob
ects; in our minds they somehow appear t(
jolong to tho dead, to be hallowed by th<
nounds upon which they have been strewn
There are numberless passages in tho oh
>oets abounding with descriptions o
lowers dedicated to the dead. The gent!
?earts of these poets elong to the flower
frith a fond affection; in their eyes the;
vero sweet messengers, bearing meaning
ind thoughts too deep for tears, ever bini
ng of love which dieth not, but liveth o
brever in another ?tate of existence. The;
raced in tho flowers fanciful resemblance
>f fond passions-likenesses of what the
ovod and cherished all the moro since th
iriginnl forms which they fancied th
Sowers resembled were transplanted int
leavenly gardens. I
THE TRUE PROMETHEAN FIRE.-When S
Samuel Romilly visited Paris immediatel
ifter the first French revolution, he r<
"Everything I saw convinced me that, ii
lependently of our future happiness an
>ur sublimest enjoyment in this lifo, religic
s necessary to the comforts, the convenient
md the elegancies of life. Not only I nevi
net with a writer truly eloquent who d
lot at least affect to believe in religion, bi
[ never met with one whose religion was n
,ho richest source of his eloquence."
Thoro is much truth in this. Even
hings intellectual the rule will hold got
bat piety is power. No production of g
lins will survive to tho end of all things
vhich there is not something of God. ?
di tho powers and faculties of the humi
nind, the noblest is tho one God has creat
tor himself; and if that reverential or ador
ng faculty do not exist, or be by suicic
lands extirpated, tho world will soon cen
o reverence the man who hos no rovorcn
"or God. The stateliest compartment of t
inman soul is the one which, in creating
Jehovah roserved for His own throne-roc
ind presence-chamber; and however cu
jusly decorated or gorgeously furnished t
:>ther compartments, if this be empty a
roid, will soon diffuse a blank aud begga
sensation over all the rest. Thus while t
Voltaires and Rousseaus of atheist niemc
ire waxing old and vanishing from the :
marnent of letters, names of less reno?
but more religion, heighten to a greater 1
Ire. So trae it is that no man can lc
koop a hold on his fellow-man unless
himself first has hold on religion.
A lot of cards and bill .head paper 1
just been received at tho Phoenix offia
something new and pretty. Also a lot
"auction cards"-which will be printed
extraordinarily low prices.
REXIOIOUB SKRVIOEB THIS DAY.-Trinity
Church-Rev. P. ,T. Shand, Rector, 10.'
A. M. and ft)? P. BI.
St. Peter's Churoh-Rev. J. J. O'Connell,
Pastor, 10 A. M. and 8 P. 3\L
Washington Street Chapel-Rev. Wm.
Martin, 10'? A. M. and 4>.i P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W. W.
Mood, 10?.; A. M. and *)? P. M.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A. R.
Rude 10% A- M.
Presbyterian Churcb-Rev. W. B. Boggs,
10% A. M. and 8 P. M.
Owing to the absence of the pastor, there
will be no services at the Baptist Church,
Mr. Walter advertises for sule at auction,
to-morrow morning, a lot of flour-300 bar?
rels. The attcution of dealers is invited.
SPIRITUAL PHILOSOPHY OF TUE NINETEENTH
CENTURY.-Mr. P. W. Fuller requests us to
state that he will deliver a lecture on the
abovo subject, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock
precisely, in Jan ney's Hall. Some remarks
will also bc offered, if time should permit,
on the question of wonmu suffrage. Thc
price of admission will be twenty-five^ents.
10TH OF MAY.-The f~".~beautiful
lines were compo-.a by a lady of tili?; city,
who subscribes herself "Memoria:"
Come DOW with tho fairest flower?.
For the graves of our heroes, to-day;
O ! como in the earliest hours
Of this solemu and Bweet tenth of May;
When the chief of our hero-martyrs,
To his bright reward poss'd away:
O I would, to him and to all of ours.
We could far richer tribute pay.
But nothing that's dearer or better,
Can we give to our heroes gone,
And their country, so lorgely their debtor,
That can scarce give their graves a stone
With us now, in flowers, would be telling
The love that so nobly they won;
Ah ! surely her worst foes would let her.
This day, pay this debt to her own.
We eau ofter no "costly oblation,"
Of frankincense, myrrh, or of gold;
Nor yet, by true history's narration,
Can tho deeds of our heroes be told;
But, O ! in our hearts, that we leve them,
With a love that can never grow cold;
We would tell, by this commemoration.
Which we'll evermore sacredly hold.
MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.-The annual cele
bration of the Memorial Association wi
take place, to-morrow, May 10, at 5 P. M
at Elmwood Cemetery. All officers an
soldiers of tho Confederate army, tb
reverend clergy, and the citizens are invite
to attend. The procession anil form at
o'clock precisely, from the cemetery gab
and proceed to the soldiers' enclosure, whei
the graves will bo decorated.
Porf.ons desirous of contributing wreatl
or flowers may send them to the cometer
or to Mrs. Darby, on Monday, at 3 F. 1
The Committees for the different churcl
yards are requested to meet at their respec
ive churches at 9 o'clock A. M.
Baptist Church-yard-Mrs. Leaphart.
Washington Street-Mrs. R. C. Beck.
Presbyterian-Mrs. C. McFie.
St. Peter's-Mrs. Lypch.
Hebrew Cemetery-Mrs. L. T. Levin.
For Elmwood Cemetery the committ
will consist of the following ladies:
Mrs. John T. Darby, Chairman; Mi
Martin, Miss Preston, Miss Ida Marsha
Mrs. John Preston, jr., Mrs. A. L. Alexa
der, Mrs. Wm. Wallace, Miss Hampto
Miss McKenzie, Mrs. R. O'Neale, jr., M;
McCullough, Mrs. Waties, Miss Levy, M
Adger, Mrs. W. C. Swatneld, Mrs. Jonu
Rhett, Miss Zimmerman, Mrs. Reed, M
John B. Palmer, Mrs. McCormick, M
Mayrant, Mrs. Simonton, Mrs. McMasti
Miss Morris, Miss Wade.
SUPREME COURT, May 8.- Opinions w<
delivered iu tho following cases:
E. A. Searles, administrator, ads. J.
Blackwell e. ?.c., et ai, and E. A. Searl
guardian, ads. Susau Searles. Moses, C.
S. S. Tompkins, J. W. Tompkins, exe
tors, et al., ads. T. H. Clark, administr?t
A C. Tucker, et al. Moses, C. J. Mot:
Jesse Heart, et <d., executors, ads. Sav
nab E. Berry. Willard, A. J. Motion i
William Padgett aud West Corley ads,
A. Meetze, Commissioner. Moses, C.
C. B. Hazleden aud A. Godbold, et
ads. E. J. Moorly, assignee. Willard, A
Decree set aside, and case remauded to <
cuit Court under order.
Johu Elmore, assignee, rs. R. M. Sex:
and C. D. Spearman. Willard, A. J. ]
tiou dismissed without prejudice.
The Court then resumed and conclu
the call of cases from tho Fifth Circuit:
John W. Earhart rs. Gerhard Mu!
James A. Crotwell rs. Jane Boozer, ei
Jas. U. Adams rs. John Kleckley. Ii
read by Mr. Carroll. Argument written
At ll A. M., tho Court adjourned to n
in Charleston, on a day hereafter to bo
THE ST. CIGOTO. - An advertisement in an?
other column portrays some of the excel?
lencies of this new hotel-located in n plea?
sant portion of the city of Now York, cor?
ner of Broadway and 42d street. As wo
were domiciled there for several days, we
can fully vouch for a1' that is claimed for it.
The rooms are -large-and handsomely fur?
nished, and as there is ac elevator in constant
operation, which lands passengers within a
few feet of tho dining saloon or restaurant
for the hotel is on the European plan-the
fatigue of traveling up and down stairs is
obviated. The close, unpleasant atmosphere
of tho business or more tbickly settled por
tiou of the city is uuknowu here. Reservoir
Square is within a etone's throw of the
building; while tho Ceutral Park is scarcely
a mile off. Street cars pass the door every
few minutes, cay aud night. To be brief,
we know of no hotel in Now York so plea?
santly situated, and yet so convenient. The
proprietors-Messrs. Moore and Holley
are constantly in attendance, and, as a
consequence, the most perfect order and
system is maintained. Southern travelers
should pay the St. Cloud a visit before pro?
ceeding to the watering places.
The Committee of Arrangements of the
Memorial Association for Elmwood Ceme?
tery reqnest that the names of all tba sol?
diers of Richland District, who fell in the
army, be sent, before Monday morning,
either to Mrs. Darby, Chairman of the Com?
mittee, or to Miss Martin, Secretary of the
OCR Jon OFFICE.-The Phoni.c Job Office
is now prepared to execute every manner of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pamphlets and books. With ample ma?
terial and first-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at New York p ri oes. If
our work does* not come up to oontract, we
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men have no excuse for sending
work North, when it can be done at home.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Agricultural and Mechanical Magazine.
Meeting Columbia Debating Society.
F. J. Moses, Jr.-South Carolino Militia.
R. K. Scott-Commercial Convention.
P. F. Frazee-Sheriff's Sale.
Second-Hand Carriage to Sell.
W. T. Walter-Auction Sole.
W. H. Wigg-Citation.
Jacob Levin-Oas Bills.
Jerome Fagan-Cabinet Furniture.
AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.-Dr.
Tntt's Liver Pills are PURELY VEGETABLE,
and are adapted to young and old, male and
female, and may be taken at all times, with?
out restraint of occupation, without change
of living, without diet ani without the fear
of taking cold during all kinds of weather
and in all climates; TIIEY CONTAIN NO MER?
CURY. M8 6
"Our doubts are traitors, and make us
lose the good we oft might win, by fearing
to attempt." Shakspeare, that great anil
noble master in English literature, who held
the mirror np to Nature
Reflects the wisdom wo might use,
If ignorance blind, did not abuse,
How oft do traitorous doubts arise,
To mar man's noblest enterprise.
The good wo IOHO we oft might win,
But for the lurking fears therein;
Attempt tho end, and never stand to doubt.
Nothing so hard, but search will find it out.
Hence, let no doubts prevent you from
trying that inimitable medicine, 'HEINITSH'S
QUEEN'S DELIGHT;' lose not the good you
might secure,,by fearmg to attempt a cure
with Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DELIGHT.
It has been well said, that the saddest of
words is contained in these, "it might have
been." For many with ruined constitutions
and blighted health, and wasted frames, and
sunken features, sicklied o'er with the pale
and haggard cast of disease, look back with
regret at not trying Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DE?
LIGHT, and reflect how different it might
have been. M7
THE WASHINGTON HOUSE
IS now prepared to accommodate
Regular, as well as Transient,
BOARDERS. Terms modedratc.
. May 9 _2m o
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE
Agricultural and Mechanical Magazine.
(O?i:tal Organ of the South Carolina State Agri?
cultural and Mechanical Society.)
AT an earlv date, ibo nubacrlbers will publish
tho ttrat"number of a Monthly Magazine, de?
voted to the development of tho material interests
of this State, and the whole South; and will dis?
tribute 5,000 copies gratuitonsly.so that every ono
may eeo what it is before subscribing. They intend
to make it tho best and handsomest industrial
magazino over published at tho South, and thej
ask thc cordial co-operation of every good citizen
in thia enterprise, which must redound to the
Persons wishing copieB of tho firat number, will
please send their addrosa to
WALKER, EVANS & COGSWELL,
May 0 12_Charleston. B. C.
JE ROME FA GAN,
Manufacturer and Dealer m
OalDlxxet XTMjiirrLliriJLX* o
Wareroonxs Main st., one door South of Washington.
IN addition to the usual full
J'supply of House Furnishing Goods
in nis line, is iu receipt of a line of
PARLOR AND BED-ROOM FURNITURE, which in
style and elegance of finish, as well as ohepnoes
and durability, cannot be surpassed in any market
South of Baltimore. Call and examino tor
yourselves. Orders for FUNERALS, either m
country or city, will be attended to promptly.
Furniture made to order. Particular attention
given to Repairing, Packing and Jobbiv.g.