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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuoscl iv ?orning, May ll, 1869.
Cuba ?nd Filibuster lam.
Thc Cuban question is causing tho admi?
nistration considerable embarrassment. It
is deemed advisable to give the Spanish Go?
vernment no cause for offence, but at tho
same time nothing is to bo done to retard
operations in this country in favor of the
Cuban revolutionists, unless the notice of
Government officers is officially called to
them. Senator Sumner thinks the mere
fact of according belligerent rights to the
Cubans would prove of no benefit to them,
and that the contest will continue until tho
island becomes a desert, unless other na?
tions interfere. The New York World,
which gave an account of the sailing of the
steamer Arago with 900 filibusters for
Cuba, states that the Arago was sold on the
27th ultimo to parties unknown, the com?
pany giving a bill of sale in blank. The
World ?Uso states that, on Saturday morning,
a tug-boat waa at the Ordnonco Pier at Go?
vernor's Island, for three hours, loading
with Government fixed ammunition, des?
tined for the Arago. It charges the United
States authorities with conniving at tho ex?
pedition. The Baltimore Sun says:
"The various rumors and announcements
of the sailing of adventurers hence for Cu?
ba to take part in the civil struggle now sup?
posed to be going on in that island, admo?
nish us that our people should look to the
?ast as to the fate Of similar enterprises,
?ven when there was np telegraph to give
advices to the Spanish authorities as there
is now, they were enabled to promptly meet,
circumvent, and overthrow the weak expe?
ditionists. . When the Lopez expedition for
Cuba was preparing, in 1851, although Mr.
Fillmore had issued* bis proclamation, no
doubt in good faith, to prevent filibustering,
it was alleged that the expedition sailed
with the knowledge of government officers,
and without hindrance from the local autho?
rities of the United States. General Twiggs
gave information to the collector of the port
of New Orleans of the projected sailing of
Lopez, and the troops of the adventurer
were openlr drilled, but bis vessel, the Pam?
pero, sailed unmolested, and after going to
Cuba, returned to Key West, took olia par?
ty from that and other Florida ports, and
having executed that order, came to the At?
lantic coast for another cargo. Theto was a
collector at 'Key West, and also a revenue
cutter, but the Pampero waa not questioned.
Subsequently, tho steamers Fanny nnd Ala?
bama left New Orleans very ostentatiously
with men and munitions for the succor or
revenge of Lopez. The expedition came to
a disastrous termination. Lopez and Crit?
tenden, and fifty other Americans, were cap?
tured and executed in cold blood at Havana.
Great excitement was produced throughout
tho country by this characteristic piece of
Spanish barbarity. It would be an act of
humanity to our own people that lawless ex?
peditions, which often tempt impulsive and
chivalrous young men to their ruin, should
not be permitted by the Government. The
Cuban coast is F.O closely guarded by Spa?
nish steam war vessels as to make it a very
hazardous thing even to effect a landing in
what, after all, maj prove a trap whence
they will never escape with their lives."
TREATY WITH MEXICO.-It is rumored
that despatches have been received at Wash?
ington in which the Mexican Government
proposes to cede to United States a certain
portion of its territory for a specified sum
in gold. The territory which it is proposed
to cede lies on the Gulf of California, and
is believed to include the States of Sonora
and Sinaloa. The negotiation originates
with Senor Romero, the present Secretary
of the Treasury of the Juarez Government,
who was formerly Mexican Minister to the
United States; but it, of course, meets the
approval of President Juarez. It is quite
evident that tho Northern States of Mexico
cannot much longer be held by the central
Government. They are filling up with a
class of population kindred to that which
wrenched Texas from Mexico and attached
it to the United States, and revolution will
follow revolution until a like result will be
WHAT THE CUBANS EXPECT.-Mr. Ruiz,
tho representative of the Cuban insurgent!
in this country, states that the Spaniardi
aro very much mistaken in supposing tba
the Cubans will permit them to remain idl<
during the warm season. C?spedes intend
to forco the Spanish troops to fight durinj
the sickly season, and will permit them b
tuko no rest until they consent to leave th
country or ore taken prisoners. In tai
kind of warfaro tho Cubans will have a:
immense advantage, being proof again?
the heat and the fever, while thu Spaniard
must naturally fall victims to both. I
about u month Mr. Ruiz expects to rcceiv
intelligence from the Cuban agent sent t
Peru, announcing the successful negotiatio
of tho purchase of the two Peruvian iroi
Among the incidents of tho late storm i
St. Louis, was tho return of a sportsma
with five dozen anipe, which he had foun
killed by tl o bail. A pigeon was brougl
.town ni tl.c city by a hail stone.
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THE CHARLESTON SCHUETZBNFBST.-This
spirited and happy festival of the German
citizens of Charles to u, part ici pated in by
representatives of similar societies from
?yVashington, Now York, Angosta, efc)., was
brought-lo ? successful oloso on -Friday
night. The shooting ceased at ? o'clock in
the afternoon, when the committee pro?
ceeded to prepare the prize list. The prizes
were distributed amidst tho most general
exhibition of good feeling from all quarters.
I With a view to make the closing day an
epoch in the history of tho Charleston
Schnetzen, the city was well nigh deserted,
many stores were closod and the avenues of
trade bore a semblance to the quiet of the
Sabbath. Tho News thus alludes to tho
closing features and the spirit with which
the exercises have been marked throughout:
"When the shades of night foll, the
booths and grounds were illuminated with
innumerable Chinese lanterns, bung in tho
trees and amidst the flags, giving a soft
light to the scene. Later there was a dis?
play of fire-works, and not until near mid?
night did tho merry-making cease.
"So ended the most successful festival
whioh Charleston has known. There was
not one blot on the reoord from first to last,
not one hitch in the arrangements. The
committee covered themselves with glory,
and the Schnetzen know that this year they
have had a 'Volksfest' indeed, in which all
people joined, and with which all were
pleased. And if we may so single out one
feature as the crowning merit of the whole,
it is that a lady was as safe at the Schnetzen
Platz as in hor own parlor, and would have
found, at need, in every Schnetzen a pro?
tector as in every German a friend."
Forney writes from Richmond :
"No Northern man neod be under the
slightest apprehension of personal danger
in Virginia. He is as safe as he would be
in New York, New England, or in Pennsyl?
vania, but he cannot obtain entrance into
'tho first families,' unless, indeed, he an?
nounces his determination to support the
exploded and balef ni theories that produced
and encouraged the rebellion."
How a man of Forney's personal antece?
dents and political ruffianism can expect to
be admitted into "first," or even second,
"families" in tho South or anywhero else
without a total revolution of the moral laws
of society, we cannot well see. Ho may be
surprised nt his failure himself, but it is
very certain that nobody else is. We are
very certain tho citizens of Savannah took
the same viow during his recent visit, and
if Mr. Forney's friends shared the same in?
difference, it should teach them when they
go touring agaiu to go in good company.
AT WAU.-Tho same old story comes by
every arrival from the West Indies, that
disquiet reigns, as it has reigned for many
years, in the islands of the Carribean Sea.
Especially is this the case with the island
that comprises tho two republics of Hay ti
and St. Domingo. It is a place as fertile of
revolts and uprisings as either China or Ja?
pan. A permanent peace is unknown; in
fact, is hardly hoped for by tho turbulent
people of the islaud themselves. Salnave
still wages war against the rebels of Hayti,
and Baez against the rebels of Dominica.
Success encounters neither, though they
pursue it with eagerness, and attempt to se?
cure it by every conceivable device. In the
latter country-Dominica-the cloud of war
has lately grown still darker and more
threatening. The notorious black Generals
Luperon and Adon have marched over the
borders of Hayti, with their Caco allies, to
invade the Dominican territory. Their
force is some 500 men, quite an army in
that country. They rally upon the old cry,
"the overthrow of Baez and resistance to
American annexation." Evidently the war
is now one of races. The Cacos, in con?
junction with the opponents of Presidents
Salnavo and Baez, are making a final effort
to gel rid of all white residents, oither by
murder or by rendering the country too hot
to bold them. But the ohances are all
against their success. The better classes of
the population are in arms against them.
It is evident that a majority of the people
of Dominica desire annexation to this coun?
try, and does not everything indicate that
I they will be gratified in time? This desire
is manifested everywhere on the island, but
especially iu the cities. These make the
foci, and from them the annexation move?
ment is gaining daily strength. No one,
perhaps, would venturo to say that these
overtures should be acceded to by our Go?
vernment at tho present juncture, but un?
questionably tho time will arrive when a
tirm and sound Amoricau policy shall dic?
tate thc annexation not only of Dominica,
but of tiio other West Indian islands, to
say nothing about the inviting provinces of
John Bull, which lie to the North of ns.
MEMPHIS, EL PASO AND PACIFIC RAIL
HOAD.-A Washington despatch of thc 5th
says: "Information has been received here
that General Fremont, who is now in New
York, will sail to-morrow for Europo on
business connected with thc loan ho hus ne?
gotiated in Baris for the construction of his
Memphis, El Paso and Pacific Railroad.
Tho company will build nbout 150 miles of
tho road in tho State of Texas this summer.
Tho ?rou has been already purchased, and
will bo shipped by Hie 1st of Juno."
Tho bill to create life peerages in England
meets with no opposition, and is likely to
become a law. Aa it provides for the cre?
ation of only four in tiny one year, and the
total number never to exceed twelve, we
i doubt if tho sop to Cerberus will bo valued
I us highly as expected.
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Ile vou we?.
From 1840 ta 1845, tb o people of Eng?
land, nt a loss ot only a million and a half
pounds sterling of revenue, were relieved
from five and a half millions sterling of tax?
ation under the tariff. From 1845 to 1853,
nt a loss of only a million of revenue, ten
millions of custom duties was remitted. In
our own country, there is little or no finan?
cial wisdom or knowledge, theoretical or
practical. Our manufacturas aro certainly
old enough to be weaned from the mother's
milk of protection. The great trouble is,
that we nave to raise such vast sums of
money to meet our accruing obligations and
to sustain the Government in its enormous
expenditures, that there seems to be a kind
of necessity for our gathering in all that we
can from all possible t-ottrces, without giving
muoh thought as to what would or what
would not, if resortod to. tend to the relief
of the people. It is obvious that in Eng
laud, if the statement above is correct, a
small roduotion of receipts from impost
duties puts the peoplo in n condition to be
able to enduro considerably increased direct
taxes. It might have a similar effect here,
but our Govornment, living from hand to
mouth, does not scorn to think that it can
afford to omit taking and using even a few
dollars in ono form of taxes now, though
with the certainty ot securing five or ten
times as much in another form of taxes a
year or two hence.
No matter, however, what our modes of
raising money may be, our Government
cannot long live, except upon two condi?
tions; first, that the public money, whether
paid for impost duties or internal revenue,
or anything else, shall find its way to the
Treasury, as not a quarter of it is now said
to do; and, second, after reaching the Trea?
sury, it must not be scattered all over the
country with the wild and insane prodigality
that hos prevailed at Washington for years,
and which BIIOWS no indication of abate?
ment. So long as our officials continuo to
bo what they now are, the greater our reve?
nues may be, the worse will be our condi?
tion, for the whole amount will bo used for
corrnpt and demoralizing purposes, our
debt will not bo paid, and none of the legi?
timate objects of taxat ion will be subserved.
[Lo ni s ville Co urier- Jo urn al.
A NEW INSTRUMENT OF DKATII.-Several
cases have recently occurred at New York
and Brooklyn, where windows have been
pierced and persons shot by bullets without
tho usual noise incident to tho discharge ol
a gun or pistol. A correspondent of one of
the New York papers states that these bul?
lets aro not shot from air-guns, os has been
expected, but that there is a new kind of
gun now sold that somewhat resembles thc
old croBS-gun, except that instead of the ar?
row or bullet being propelled by the elasti
city of a bow, it is in this case accomplished
by tho equally forcible elasticity of nu Iuditi
rubber strap. A bullet placed in this guu,
aud the strap being lorcibly drawn backauc
then unloosened by a trigger, its sudden re
taxation gives a furce to the bullet but litth
inferior to tho expansion of tho suddenly
released gases of gunpowder; and this cai
bo done without any greater noise than i:
created by tho bow-gun as its bow is re
leased. If these statements are true, thest
weapons will prove very dangerous in tin
hands of assassins, ns the nbsenco of an]
report at the time of shooting will greatb
facilitate tho escapo of the person UB?OJ
Chaloner, tho youth who shot Ensigi
Whittaker, in Quebec, Canada, for seducini
his sister, hos been acquitted of tho charg
of murder. Demonstrations of npplaus
were suppressed inside the court-room, bu
on the outside the lad was loudly cheered.
AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.-Di
Tutt's Liver Pills are PURELY VEGETAR?A
and are adapted to young and old, male au
female, and may be taken at all times, witt
ont restraint of occupation, without chung
of living, without diet an 1 without the feo
o( taking cold during all kinds of weatht
and in all climates; THEY CONTAIN NO MEI
CUBY. M8 6
DELICIOUSLY MERICTNAL.-This is tl
universal verdict pronounced upon PLANT,
TION BITTERS by all who hove tried theo
The well-known health-promoting iugr
dients from which they aro made, and the
invaluable merits as a remedy for indige
tion and all its consequent ailments, ar
the preventive qualities against diseos
arising from elimatio changes, miasmal
influences and imperfect secretions, ore "
widely known and so honorably endorse
that we trust no ono will forego the adva
tapes of their use.
MAGNOLIA WATER.-Superior to the b(
imported German Cologne, and sold at hi
tho price. M8 JlfS
"Our doubts . aro traitors, and make
lose the good wo oft might win, by feari
to attempt." Shakspearo, that great a
noble master in English literature, who lu
the mirror up to Nature
Reflects the wisdom wo might use,
If ignorance blind, did not abuse,
How oft do traitorous doubts ariso,
To mar man's noblest enterprise.
Th6 good wo loso we oft might win,
But for the lurking fears therein;
Attempt tho end, and never stand to don
Nothing so hard, but search will find it o
Hence, let no doubts prevent you fri
trying that inimitable medicine, '??EINIT.S
QUEEN'S DELIOIIT;' loso not tho good j
might secure, by fearing to attempt a ci
with Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DELIGHT.
It bas been well said, that tho saddest
words is contained in these, "it might hi
biien." I or many witu ruined constitutif
and blighted health, and wasted frames, i
sunken features, sicklied o'er with the p
and haggard cast of disease, look buck w
regret ut not tryiug Heinitsh's QUEEN'S ]
LIGHT, and reflect how different it mi
have been. M
XL o o a 1 X it o -m ? .
A "Lovs" OF A STORR.-One of the stores
in the Columbia Hotel building has been
occupied for dry goods purposes by Mr. W.
D. Love. His stock is. nev/, and he offers
attractions of no ordinary character to pur?
Tho railroad lines leading iuto Memphis
will gorry all delegates to the Convention,
going and coming, free of charge, and all
others at half price. Steps are taken to in?
duce all the roads in the South to make tho
A card of the Nickcrson House is pub?
lished in another column. The location is
admirable for summer residents; and as the
climate nnd general health of our city is
proverbial for its excellence, Mr. Wright
will doubtless receive an extensive patronage
from seekers after health and comfort.
It is stated that throe hundred mechanics
in the navy yard at Washington, are to be
turned out, because they are not Republi?
cans. Were wc at the South to talk ubout
dismissing our laborers because they did not
vote with us, it would excito the greatest
indignation at the North.
A Massachusetts Mayor, niuo negro and
eight carpet-hag Aldermen, with not tho in?
terest of a thousand dollars, all combined,
in the city, makes up a pretty municipal
government for Charleston! Can anybody
wonder that regulators and Ku Klux u-sso
ciatious find existouce among a people who
arc thus insulted and robbed of their go?
vernment? Is there a community at the
North that would lie quirt under such in?
dignities? It is very certain that there is
not ono upon which they would be attempt?
ed. Still, it is all right with tho Southern
people, and they are expected to receive it
quiotly, and even lovo tho cowardly bund
that thus smites them in their weakness.
But, ono thing is sure, a day of retribution
will come, sooner or later.
WK DECLINE.-The National Publishing
Company, of Atlanta, Ga., bas forwarded
us proof sheets of "Pollard's Life of Jeffer?
son Davis, with a Secret History of the
Southern Confederacy," with a request that
wo publish extracts, and tako other uoiic?
to extend the circulation of tho work. Wi
shall do no such thing. Pollard's "histo?
ries" are portraits of his own prejudicet
and cranky notions, and not statements ol
facts; and not feeling at liberty, ns a pul il ic
journalist, to propagate misrepresentation!
and slanders, we can have nothing to dr
with the book in question. Pollard's late
writings are all in the interests of tho Nortl
-ministering to Northern prejudices nn<
confirming Northern slanders of Southerr
statesmen and gentlemen-and we trust ou:
people will leave him to look to that sectioi
for patronage of his literary labors.
F?RTHS UP COUNTRY.-E. R. Stokes, Esq.
tho popular and well-known book-binde
and blank book manufacturer, departs, tbi
morning, by the Greenville Railroad, for i
tour through tho up country, and will la;
before the peoplo generally the many ad
vantages to be derived from having thei
blank books, etc., manufactured at his es
tablishmeut, and at the same time impree
npon the business men tho necessity c.
subscribing either for the daily or tri-weekl
Phonix; and heads of families the claim
of the Weekly Gleaner. These papers ar
the only ones of their grade-neirs-papers
published in Columbia; aud telegraphi
despatches, markets, etc., are furnished b
tho Phonix tweny-four hours ahead of tl:
Charloston papers. The Gleaner is a man
moth weekly-filled with reading matter <
general interest-poetry, miscellany, new
RADICAL WAR UPON SOUTHEKN COLLEGE
Wherever the radical carpet-baggers an
negroes have had sway in the Southei
States, they havo cast a complete bl ?gi
over our institutions of learning, and th
whilu professing peculiar devotion to tl
causo of education. They have placed the
in a position whore they knew the whit
would uot patronize them, and they kne
equally well that the blacks could not. Tl
consequence is, several of tho best instit
tiona of learning have gonn by tho boar
Tho Alabama College, onco flourishing, h
hardly a pupil to the beuch. Tho Sou
Carolina College, once the pride of t
State, and presided ovor hy tho i minor!
Preston, has also been prostrated at t
feet of the ruling party. Tho University
North Carolina, under the manipulation
Holden and his party, is about to meet t
same fate. A journal of that State, speu
j ing of tho condition of affairs, sir
"There is ono good thiug about our Ul
versify under the 'new dispensation.'
will never have students enough to get
A lot of cards and bill head paper has
just been received at the Phoenix office
something new ?nd pretty. Also a lot of
.'auction cards"-which will bo printed at
extraordinarily low prices.
The Chatham Railroad is heir. 2 pushed
forward. Tho track has been laid for for
about fifteen miles; while the grading party
is several miles ahead. lu a year or two,
Columbia will have another outlet.
Thc post band was in attendance at the
park again, yestorday afternoon, and for
nn hour or two exhibited their musical skill.
They perform again on Wednesday after?
noon, at 5 o'clock.
A medical friend requests us to cali the
attention of tho Ladies' Memorial Associa?
tion to tho fact that the body of the only
man-a cavalryman-who wus killed upon
the approach of Gen. Sherman's army into
Columbia, is now lying, as he bebdves, in a
cultivated field just beyond the city limits.
He is believed to bo a Texan.
Ont DEAD SOLDIERS-DECORATING THE
GRAVES.-Yestorday morning, the ladies ap?
pointed to tho different churoh-yards, per?
formed their sacred duties; bnt in th? after?
noon, there was a general suspension of bu
siuess, aud our citizens flocked en masse to
Elmwood Cemetery, for the purpose of ex?
hibiting their appreciation and decorating
tho graves of tho dead soldiers interred in
that beautiful spot. Ladies and children,
meu and boys congregated about the en?
trance, and nt 5 o'clock, a procession was
formed, and marched to the soldier's en?
closure-the ladies taking the ?ead, followed
by a number of ex-Ooufederate soldiers and
citizens. Over the entrance to the enclosure
was tho following Scriptural inscription:
"In that day they shall bo mine, saith
tho Lord of Hosts, when I make up my
Rev. Wm. Martin offered a fervent prayer,
! in which he referred touchingly to the
widows and orphans of those "for whom
I we, to-day, mourn." On the conclusion of
thc prayer, the ladies filed into the enclos?
ure, and deposited their floral remembrances
-fashioned into wreathes, crosses, stars,
etc.-upon the graves of tho threo hundred
I poor fellows who yielded up their lives in
defence of what they-aud we-believed to
j be a just cause. Many of these graves are
marked with the fall uaiue of the occupant;
while others merely have the initials, and
others again-"the unknown dead"-were
designated simply by a number. Appended
to the fence posts surrounding tho "soldiers'
lot" wore numerous wreathes, containing
tho names of many whose bones were in?
terred in the various Gelds where they were
struck down. lu the centre of the lot was
the following verse, from ono of Eather
Ryan's beautiful and touching poems on the
"On Fame's oternal camping ground,
Their silent tents aro spread,
And glory guards with solemn round,
The bivouac of tho dead."
The grave of Gen. Maxe y Gregg, as well
as others in private lots, wei o tastefully and
beautifully decorated. Upon the conclusion
of the ceremonies, the assembled multitude
distributed themselves about the cemetery
aud it was not until long after sun-set that
tho grounds were deserted by the living.
The city and church bells were tolled daring
tho performance of the ceremonies in the
cemetery. The day was beautiful-summer
having resumod her sovereignty.
OUR Jon OFFICE.-The Phoenix Job Office
is now prepared to execute every manner of
printing, from visitiug and business cards
to pamphlets aud books. With ample ma?
terial and first-class workmen, saiVuciion is
guaranteed to all at New York prices. If
our work does not como np to contract, we
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men have n., excuse for sending
work North, when it can be done at home.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The following are
the hours for openiug and closing mails:
Duriug tho week from..8,'? A. M. to 6 P. M.
Ou Sundays from .tl to 7 P. M.
CHARLESTON AND WESTERN MAILS.
Opens at... .5 P. M. Closes at.. ny2 P. M.
CHARLESTON NIGHT MAIL.
Opens at. A. M. Closes at.A*4 P. M.
Opens at.. 5 P M. Closes at.. 8>.i P. M.
Opens at. .2 P. M. Closes at. 12?? P. M.
A few copies of tho "Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia" can be obtained at the
Phanix office. Price twonty-flvo cents.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to tho following advertisements,
published for the Hrs! time this morning:
W. T. Walter-Auction.
II. T. Peake-South Carolina R. Co.
1). J. Griffith-Lexington.
Met* ti og Burns Club.
P. W. Kraft-Oranges, Lemons, Ac.
W. H. Wigg-South Carolina.
Apply at this Office-Notice.
Meeting Columbia Ill idge Company.
Wm. A. Wright-Niekersou House.