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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tborjday H?Lomin?r, November 85, I860.
i'T?e Caui?v? T*pa?b)? im, iii? ?oui?.""
On this subject "The People," a jonr
nal published in Concord, New Hamp?
shire, makes the following remarks:
"In ibis con nee tic? wo take occasion
to repeat, wrhafc we have heretofore ?lo?
?la red to be our firm belief, that all the
troubles which bave occurred iu different
parts of tho South between the hincks
and the whites, are justly attributable to
the interference and influence of radical
politicians /rpm the North and their
willing tools, Who have labored only for
the promotion of their bnse personal and
partisan ends, hesitating not to invoke
jrjo.t and bloodshed wherever they ima
ginod such instrumentalities most availa?
ble for their purposes.
"Had th? negroes been let alone by
thc3o miserable intcrmeddlers, they
would h avo long since gone to work for
their old'masters; and tho boua fide set?
tlers from the North, and peace aud pros?
perity would have, ere this, reigned BU
. promo throughout the South. But no;
the negroes must be transformed into
radical voters, and to secure this object
it was necessary to inspire them with
hatred to their old masters and encourage
their inclination to idleness and theft,
and so the Loyal League societies were
organized and their incendiary work
commenced and carried forward.
"And yet, after all, they will utterly
fail in tho end. They may retard the
restoration of Southern prosperity; they
may sucoeod in keoping a portion of the
South under military control tor some
time longer, bnt thoy never will succeed
io gaining a permanent foot-hold for
radicalism in thntj section, and they may
ns well desist at once. The longer they
persist in their attempts, tho more hu?
miliating will he their final defeat."
Those aro tho points made by a Northern
journal. They are woll taken. They
tell the truth. Were it not for thc po?
litical intermeddlers from the North and
the renegades at 'home-that class des?
tined to bc pilloried in history when time
shall make things oven-we believe that
the relations between the whites und
blacks at the South would bo far moro
harmonious than they are. But as it is,
for political purposes and basely to sub?
serve the ends of personal aggrandize?
ment, the classes that we have referred
to have sown the seeds of mistrust into
the minds of the credulous colored man,
so thai-he is taught to look upon every
Southern white man-not of the radical
orew-as his natural euemy. This, how?
ever, cannot last.long-but it may Inst
long enough to teach the negro a sad
The message of Governor Scott to the
Legislature is long aud wide, bot no?
where very deep. It may be likened to
those shallow points which cover much
ground, but whose waters aro neither
deep nor clear. Tho close of tho address
is classical-the Governor having disco?
vered, as, ha thinks, that tho Emperor
Severus was "oncea colored freedman in
the Roman army," immediately seizes
bim us the hero for the occasion, and
urges that the same "Laboremus" that
came from the dying Emperor's lips, be
the motto for the times. "Lot us work,"
says the Governor to his followers, uud
so say wo, that they ought to work. Bnt
we doubt whether many of tho party will
do much work BO long ns they can get
along handsomely by easier methods.
The Governor might have added: "Let
ns pray, and' then he would have been
both classical and pious in tho closing of
his message. We have now to add this:
That it makes no difference to us whe?
ther the Emperor Severus was "a colored
freedman" or not. But we do object to
Governor Scott's making use of the Ro?
man Emperor iu his role of demagogue.
He may Hutt ter tho colored freed mea as
tn nob ns he pleases, but we object to bis
mis-stating facts to do so. The Emperor
Severus, it is tine, was boru at a city iu
Africa, but he was of a noble Roman
family, of the order of the Knights. His
Excellency might improvo his classics ns
well as his politics.
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The ten prise bales of upland cotton
will be on Boyce's Wharf for inspection
this day. The Charleston Chamber of
Commerce contributed a beautiful silver
pitcher to the South Carolina Agricultu?
ral and Mechanical Society, to be award?
ed for the best ten bales of cotton on
exhibition at its late Fair. lu honora?
ble competition with others, Mr. J. M-r|
Crawford, of Cotton Towu, Columbia,
S. C., bore off the $100 pitcher, and he
certainly deserves it, as his farming skill
made nine bales of the teu on fine acres
of land. Who eau heat this, anywhere?
The cotton is consigned to Mr. Wm. M.
Lawton, who will ship it to Liverpool
for tho owner, to show that there is lifo
yet in old South Carolina.
[Charleston Courier, 23t/.
Tue gale of last week extended from
Maine to Colorado, and is reported to
have been the heaviest oxperienced iu
thirty years. The damage iu tho l-l na
has already been published by telegruph.
In the West, lt was fully us great. At
Denver City, Colorado, many large build
iugi were unroofed; at Golden City, the
now Episcopal seminary was blown
down, aud at Georgetown, not far off,
tweuty houses prostrated, at a loss of
d50,0?)0. There was a heavy gale and
big'- Ufos nil ulong tho Atlantic coast.
Th. Mam?otU 8wl?ait-Coiil!i?ntd.
Mn. EDITOH: Another ?loy La? come
and*goa?, and ? tired portal proposes
droppjpg yon i few i?6re ?P
?ave und enough of ^rhe! de*cr?p&ve,r|et
me tell you a fWw facts /concerning tho
workings of the Georgin State Fair.
This morning, I strolled through the
various saloons and apartments that had
been rented out, nnd interrogated the
tenant-*. From ouc I learned, that he
had rentjd from tho Executive Commit?
tee two halls, roughly erected of un?
dressed plank; one, for a ladicB* eating
saloon, and tho other for the gentlemen.
In tlic.HO two halls, were spree f tables to
accommodate, perhaps, 100 persons,
each. Tho work was all dene by tho
Executive Committee, aud rented to tho
occupant for the snug sum of $1,350,
during tho Fair. I rambled around
amongst all tho tenants, and could not
get tho exact amount pnid by each, but
I found soveral who paid from $200 to
8*00; ns many moro from $100 to $200,
and not oue of them paid leas than $50.
Tho aggregate of these rents amounted
to something over $5,000.
By the time I had finished my inves?
tigations, it was loudly proclaimed that
tho tournament would now come off,
within tho hippodrome. A body of well
mounted knights, ten in number, came
riding by, some dressed in the fish-scale
costume of knight-errantry, and others
in fanciful armor, that suggested the
same ideas to my mind that a modern
statue does when wrapped in the Roman
toga, and most attractive in tho file, was
a horseman in gray uniform, draped in
mourning. This I could comprehend,
and felt un instinctive impulso to ex?
claim-three cheers for tho Lost Cause!
I followed this body of knights, and ns
they rode into tho circle, I endeavored
to walk up the steps, when the everlast?
ing shout of, "Tickets, gentlemen," met
my car, and out had to como auother
half dollar. For four solid hours, the
crowd rushed up. those steps, and each
paid, before doing so, his fifty cents.
Wheu the amphith??tre became densely
packed, I made a vigorous effort to esti?
mate correctly the number present, and
feel sure I was not extravagant iu my
conclusion, that 7,500 people wero gnz
iug on that ring. 98,750 fleeced from
a people, to seo some half dozen ridicu?
lously dressed horsemeu charge around a
circle and punch a wooden lanco tit a lew
three-inch rings! Magnificent farce!
And still moro magnificent .swindle!
The day was cloudy and cold, and pre?
sently rain began to fall. The patient
audience uttered not n word of dissent.
This marshal uncovered his head anti
made a big speech, which nobody heard
that officer did tho same thing, and had
the same effect. The raiu begun to fall
moro heavily, nud four of the knight:
rode round, when a perfect Bull Bur
stampede followed, aud thousands o
men, women and children were drencher'
to tho skin, who might have enjoyed th<
tournament and bad ample time to gc!
home before tho rain, bnt for the appa
retitly stupid delay. At first, I censur?e
the young riders, for engaging in st
gross a speculation, but wheu I saw UK
President of Ibo Georgia Agricultural So
ciety, and several of the officials arnon/,
the judges', I felt Hiiro the whole thiuj
wus a gigantic swindle. Already n card
signed by the marshals of the day tint
the knighl.-, has been published, dis
claiming any implication in the matter
aud distinctly asserting, that tho Secre
tary of tho Society was the custodian n
the finances of the Society. So it seem
tho Society is determined to make moue;
by its Fairs, whether it profits tho Stitt
of Georgia or not.
What benefit will result to the pluute
from the existence of such an institution
I cannot imagine. It ia a magniticen
display of mechanical inventions, nut
would make a tolerably fuir patent office
jockey club, and mutual benefit eocict;
of speculators, but never will it benefi
tho planter, and it is a sham to call sud
an institution an Agricultural Fair. No
one in a hundred of the exhibitors, bu
that is abusing the management of th
whole affair and denouncing tho Seen
tary as a most iuefficieut officer, and yi
this very night, tho Society met and rc
elected officers, retaining both Presiden
and Secretary, ?nd I believe, all the re
nu.ining CZCCnti.ve officers, most of whot
appeared to me to be superannuated
Opposition for the secretaryship was a?
ticipated, as lie is a paid officer, receii
ing a salary of $3,000 per annum, au
his expenses paid when he is travelin
on business of tho Society. lu additio
to tins, he bas two subalterns, each wit
a salarj of $500.
To-night, notwithstanding tho rail
aud the spoiliug of beautiful bonnet;
(if such things nra now worn,) the hot?
tliniug-rooms are crowded with tho ga;
est, prettiest, and most magnificent!
diessed women I ever saw. Sarator.
ain't a circumstance. And with all tl
gaiety tuid extravagance, and bad weathi
and hard living and discomforts of tl
occasion, I have seen less drinking t
drunkenness than is usual iu our Stat
where tho numbers are, perhaps, m
one-tenth ns large.
The notables of the occasion, save tl
car-load of freight from Washingtc
City, ure, to uso a vulgar expressioi
small potatoes here, and seldom thong!
of or asked about. Grnbb, of Georgi
who beat Boyle, of New York, in tl
velocipede race; or Waters, of Alban;
who won the black stallion, by pokic
his lance tho greatest number of tim
through tho rings; or the groom of tl
fastest trotting horso, are all more song
after than any ono of Georgia's notable
I, however, ferreted out several iu who
I was much interested, and not the len
of these wus Mr. David Dickson,
Hancock. I do not feel that a newspap
article is the place where the prince
colton planters should be discussed, ai
hence reset.my opinion of him; b
will say this much, that this year Mr. J
makes corn for sale, makes 800 bales
cotton, 500 pounds each, from 1,7
?ore?; br.ya $12,000 worth of manure;
raines no meat, and lose? more malo?
than any planter in Richland pwns, and
thinks ho cap ranko a bwK?l of corn
cheaper than* he can a bushel of oats,
because he don't have to ' work bis corn
but once ofter planting it, Sec., Sec., Seo.
Planters ?au draw their own inferences.
I've drawn mine.
Tho Ezeoutivo Coxnrnitteo bave deter?
mined to continue the Fair till next
Tuesday, 23d, if the crowd will remain
in Macon, lint I think by to-morrow
night, nino-tcnths of tho visitors will be,
like myself, hunting their way homeward,
for I am sure, both they and I havo quite
enough of the Macon Fair. Yours, truly,
MACON, Novomber 19, 13G9.
Governor Scott's Mi SSH j;c.
Wo niukc the following extracts from
tho message of Governor Scott to thc
I nm gratified in bciug ablo to inform
you that much progress bus been made
during tho past year in securely phtcing
the ?nanceB of the State on a linn nnd
healthy basis. This is owing greatly to
tho decided staud taken by you ut the
closo of tho last session, in declining to
jeopardizo the State credit by yielding to
the pressure brought to bear upon you
by individ?alo nnd corporations for State
nid for tho construction of rnilrondH.
Tho following statement exhibits tho in
debtednoss and the assets of the State,
October 31, 18G9: Funded debt of tb?
State, $56,183,449.17; tho total amount of
assets held by the State, on thnt date,
$2,754,660.00; interest falling duo duriug
the fiscal yoar, ending October 31, 1H70,
8388,693.86. The State debt is, compara?
tively, small, amounting in the aggre
gnto to $6,183,349; tho taxable property,
at n low valuation, will amount to S190,
000,1)00. Duriug tho past fiscal yoar, at
a soason, too, when our capitalists, mer
chants, farmers, mechanics, nnd others,
lind nil their money invested in their va?
rious branches ol" business, $1,000,000
for taxes was received into the State
Treasury. To moro fully illustrate the
ability of our peoplo to meet all neces?
sary taxes, I may refer also to the pay?
ment by our citizens, in the Federal
Treasury, as internal revenue, of u tax
amounting to tho sum of $2,622,690,
rnnkiug an aggregate of taxes paid into
tho State and Federal treasuries tho past
year of over 33,500,000. I would here
recommend that you memorialize your
members of Congress to uso their elForts
for a rcductiou of tho internal revenue
tax collected to such nu amount as will
meet the liabilities of tho General Go?
vernment, but relievo our people as much
as possible of tho tax collected to pay
the until.uni debt. I believe that tho
present generation should not be com?
pelled to pay too much of the debt of a
great country thnt is io be left by them
as a rich inheritance to posterity. The
present tax system was new to our peo?
ple, and it could not, perhaps, but bc
expected that much dissatisfaction would
be felt in consequence of the change.
But it is gratifying to bo able to state
that the taxes huvc been paid as
promptly as those of any Stale iu tho
Union. When the present Stute Govern?
ment carno into power, I found that the
provisional Government controlling tho
State from the close of the war, had con?
tracted many debts, for tho prompt pay?
ment, of which, us well us to meet the
current expenses of the State Govern?
ment, it was necessary to provide; among
these liabilities was a floating debt,
amounting to $177,965.30. This debt
was due to various County^ officials,
Sheri fis, Magistrates, Coroners, and
other claims agaiust tho State. By au?
thority of law, there had also been put
into circulation bills receivable to the
umouut of $222,000. In addition to this
was the past duo interest on the State
debt, which had accrued from the first of
We have escaped from the disaster o'
lendiug tho State credit to railroads, so
earnestly pressed and demanded at thc
last session of tho Geueral Assembly.
Whatever tho opinions of individuals
may be, or however much they may feel
that their interests have suffered from
the failure or refusal of the Legislature
to comply with their wishes, all mnsl
concede that thc examples by which we
aro surrounded of tho liberality of othei
States in this direction, and tho financial
results of their action, justifies youi
coin-so iu refusing to comply with theil
demands. It is to bo hoped that tilt
same care and the samo course will con?
tinue to characterize the action of thc
General Assombly. There is in the State
Treasury $2,754,000 of railroad bondi
and other securities, which I iccooimene]
bo held and ultimately used as a sinking
fund, for tho liquidation of the State
debt, na they are of a class and charactei
which must increase in value. In addi
timi to this, I would suggest the propri?
ety of taking into consideration the von
ablo plan devised by Prof. J. G. Holmes
of Charleston, to provide for a smal
sinking fund, by which the entire Stat?
debt may be paid off, by the rodemptiot
annually of a sundi amount of State so
curities. It is believed that this plat
would enable us to pay our entire dob
in a few years, and wonld convine*
monied men at homo and abronel of ou:
determination to provide for the promp
paymeut of nil our securities as they be
como duo. The State being sovereign
no action can bo brought against it t<
enforce payment of claims against1 it
I ts oredit, therefore, nnd the price of it
bonds, depend upon its resources ant
the honor and good faith of the Stat
Goverumout. Tho credi* of tho Stab
should be regarded as a sacred trust.
At the special session of the Genera
Assembly in September, 1868, an Aot wa
passed, authorizing the endorsemou
und guarantee of 4,000,000 of bonds o
tho liluo Ridge Railroad Company, whiol
bonds constitute a first mortgage ou ai
tho property of said railnad oompaoy ii
Sonth Carolina, Georgia, North Carolin
und Tennessee. At that timo, it was be
lieved t.hat.84,000,000, with saeh assisi
.rice M could be procured from other !
sources, would ba sufficient to complete
tbis great thoroughfare, and opeo coa,
muntcatiou between 'the West and the*
Southern sea-board. Every cflfert has
been made bj the President, General J, .?
y?* Harrison, and other gentleman inte?
rested in the result, but without seoir
Ing the assistance hoped for. We were,
therefore,'left to our own resources. Be?
lieving thai the interests of the people
of the State demanded the completion of
tho road nt ns early a day as practicable,
the company concluded to ndvertiso for
bids for its construction. On tho 8th of 1
July Inst, the bids received were opened,
and tho contract awarded to Messrs.
Cresswell & Co. A new survey, and an
cstimnte of tho cost of tho work, lind,
previous to that notice, been mude hy i
the present engineer. It was then nscer- ,
fained that the great increase of the cost
of such work over tho original estimates,
mndo it opparent that tho 4,000,000 nf
first mortgage bouda provided for fell '
far short of tho menns necessary to com?
plete it, and that it would require nbout 1
^8.000,000 to put tho rond in running |
order. Ono of two plans should be
adopted nt once. The first is to abandon
the whole scheme of a direct railroad 1
route to the West, loso tho three millious <
of money invested by tho State, the city .
of Charleston nnd private individuals; ^
repeal tho Act of September, 18G8, where?
by $4,000,000 moro of bonds guaranteed ? 1
by tho State would be sunk and made i
valueless, or assist tho company in their |
efforts to complete the work by such
means ns would be valuable to them, and
nt tho same time; not iujnre the credit of *
the State. This tho committee author- i
?zed to make n eon tract for the proseen- 1
tiou of the work believed could bo done | j
hy au endorsement of the first mortgage '
hoods of the road by the State to HU ?
nmonnt eu filaient to complete and put the I ?
road iu running order.
Up to the preSent time, there have ' 1
heeu purchased in tho several Comities, j
for the purpose of the land commission, .
15,000 acres of land, which is now in j
process of survey and division into tracts i
df eligible size for purchasers and OCCU- ?!
pants. ; 1
lu accordance with the joint resolution j I
to provide for tho fitting np of certain j
portions of tho new Statu House, I ad
rertised for proposal? for the execu> 1
tiou of the work iu the nowspnpers of '
this city and Charleston. Mr. James M. i
Allen, being tho lowest bidder, was !
?warded tho contract. Of the manner
m which it has been executed, it is j
unnecessary for mc to speak. You are
mrronnded by his work, which is its own
I transmit for your consideration tho
winna! report of the liegen ta of the Lu?
natic Asylum, accompanied by the re?
ports of Dr. J. W. Parker, the Superin?
tendent and Physician, and of John
Waties, Esq., the Treasurer of the insti?
tution. Tho report of Dr. Parker shows
that, at tho commencement of tho year,
the nuiuber of patients was 204, to which
htave been added during the year 94,
conking in all 208. From this number,
!>4 have been discharged, leaving 23-1.
rho Treasurer's statement shows that
the receipts, during the year have been
g48.244.C5, and tho expenditures $48,
399.56, beinpr. nu excess of expenditure
of 8154.81. The report of the condition
af tho asylum is very satisfactory, and
rvill compare favorably with that of any
similar institution in the country. Dr.
Parker, tho Superintendent, Ima efficient
ly discharged the duties of his oQice for
upwards of thirty-three years, and ns
there is some misapprehension on thc
lubject, it is but justice to say, that while
lie ha_ administered the duties of many
s?lices connected with the asylum, he has
inly received the compensation pertain?
ing to his own, that of Superintendent
The asylum for the education of the
leaf, dumb and blind, at Codar Springs,
?pnrtanbnrg County, has beeu recently
Tho Superintendent of the Penitentia?
ry states that ou taking charge of the in?
stitution on tho 23d of Jauuary lust, ho
receipted for 201 prisoners. Th. re have
jeen received sinco 301; re captured 4;
making nn aggregate of 506. There have
seen discharged on expiration of sen?
tence, 51; died, 8; pardoned, 130; es
:apod, IC; total, 211; leaving in coniinc
nent, 295. Tho total amouut expended
iv?rs $61,522.50; and the amount of work
executed, as estimated at contract price,
ind of materials and stores on hand,
.mounts to $93,675.69, leaviug abalance
?o the credit of tho institution of $32,
It is related of the Emperor Severus,
once a colored freedman in the Roman
irray, bat whose energy, talents and
,'nlor, had placed him at its head,) that
luring an invasion of Britain, he was
irrested in his march by an attack of ill
iess, which it was soon known would
? erm i unto fatally. In his dying mo
nents, surrounded by his general., who
vere passionately attached to him, ho
vas approached by a centurion of his
irmy, who applied to him for the pass?
word of the day. The dying monarch,
n that supremo moment, on the verge
>f eternity, gave utterance to a senti
neat, which had probably been tho in?
spiration of his life, and the cynosure of
lis fame. Rallying his dying enorgies,
u response to the application of the
.entnrion for the password, he exclaim?
ed: "LABOREMUBI"-let us work-and
niling backwards, oxpired. Gentlemen
>f the General Assembly, in viow of our
luties and responsibilities to those who
iavo entrusted their interests to our
:harge, and in the name and by the help
>f tho Almighty Ruler of the Universo,
n who3? hands Are the destinios of na
ions, "LET US WORK I"
Mono EB OCT.-Admiral Farragut and
Vdmirul Porter are bombarding one nn
>tber with paper broadsides, because
hey cannot agree as to their share of
irize money accruing from the capture
>f New Orleans. Bullyboys! Tho world
ipplauda them for patriotism, bnt it was
>nly prize money, after alL
- ? i m% -e> % i ? -mm
DEMOCRATIC MKMBHBS.-The sew De
uiocrntio members of tho Legislature are:
Jampa E. Hagood, Pickeua; James 0.
Beaky, storry; and Mr. Co tb ran, Abbe?
ville. The first two have been admitted
to their seats in tho House. The creden?
tials of Senntor Cothran were referred lo
the Committee on Elections.
SermonsCOURT, November 24, 18G9.
The case of Althea Allen, by next friend,
r.s. (!. L. Gaillard el al. ; and J. B. Allen,
by next friend, rs. C. L. Gaillard el al,
were heard. Mr. McGowan for motion,
ind Mr. Burt contra, were heard up to
tho hour of adjournment.
FlRE AT THE CoiiVMMA TAKNJUIY.
About ll o'clock p. m., on Tuesday
night, a fire occurred ot tho Columbia
Tannery, which cousuuied tho engine
house, the bnrk and tho hide mill. Tho
recent improvements, made by the new
proprietors-Messrs J. 1?. Thomas ?Sc
Co.-wiro thus los?. Tho loss is not
severe, and the damage will bo promptly
repaired. Nt) interruption tu the busi?
ness will occur, and wc are requested to
tdd, that hides and oak bark will bo
bought, and orders for finished leather
promptly executed. Tho owner.s pro?
ceed forthwith to rebuild, and expect in
i short timo to bo reconstructed ou a
better basis than before. There was no
insurance. No damage to tho steck.
CRUMBS.-It was Representative-Coro?
ner, Thompson who made the motion to
pr?vido seats for reporters.
The rush of advertisements forces a
supplement again, this morning.
Ladies who wear tho shortest blurts,
somehow always have small feet and nice
itting boots. We suppose it happens to
Tom Hood said that be could write as
veil as Shakspeare, if he had a mind lo;
i>ut tho fact ?Was, ho had not got tho
Quilp intimates that he believes in tho
roman's movemeut-ou wushiug day.
STATE LA;iou (REPUBLICAN) CONVEN?
TION.-This body met yesterday after
loon, at Jnuney's Hall, and wnsoulled to
mler by Representative B. F. Jackson,
Chairman of the District Committee,
vho cxplaiucd tho object of the Conven?
tion to bo, as he declared, to further the
otcresta of tho laboring classes, both
vhite and colored. After prayer by Rev.
.Vado Torrin, colored, Ass'stant Adju
ant General R. B. Elliott, colored, was
equested to take, tho Chair, aud Bepre
ieu tat i ve Sasportus, colored, appointed
Representative W. J. Whipper, co
ored, Speaker Moses, Bepresentativc
Sausier, colored, Senator Wright, co
ored, Secretary of State Cardozo, color
ul, T. J. Mackey, and others delivered
ipeeches of a political natura, whiol
vero londly applauded. A committee,
ippointed for the purpose, submitted ?
eport recommending certain persons fo
)ormanont officers; which raised ? por
cot uproar; whereupon, tho appointee
?uanimously declined tho positions
M ter considerable wrangling, the follow
ng selections wore made: R. B. Elliott
?resid?nt; T. F. Clarke, vice-President
i). F. Jackson, Secretary. The Presiden
vns conducted to the Chair, and after
ew words of thanks, declared the Con
?ont ion adjourned until this morning, n
Take it all in all, it was a very disoi
lori y assemblage. Members smoked sc
jars and conducted themselves generali
u a boisterous manner. Thero were r<
>reseotatives from every County in th
Jtute, we believe. Tho following is
:opy of a circular which was distribute
n ?he hall:
QUESTIONS TO MEMBERS OP TUR STAT
JAIJOR CONVENTION.-1. What monthl
tragos is paid in your County, aud wht
lught planters to pay?
2. What share of the crop is givo
rhere laborors find their own provision!
rbnt share where planters find prov
ions? What share should begiveu? ]
b better fer the laborer to find his ow
provisions or for the planter to furnish
3. How do tho plantara in jour Count
reat the laborers? Do they pay wag?
s they agree? Do they divide the croj
airly? If not, in what way do they di
raud the laborers? What can an
tight to be done to provent tho
.-ron gs? Do the Magistrates protect tl
?borers in their rights?
4. What do the planters in yoi
Jounty say about this Convention? Wi
hey agree to a fair system, if propose
y this Convention? What do laboro
ny of it? What do they expect ns 1
o? Would tho people come to an o
icer appointed for tho purpose of drav
ag controcts as they should be? Won!
hey adopt a genera! printed form <
outract, if recommended by this Coi
ention and tho Legislature?
WEDDING OAIIDS AND ENVELOPES.
st of wedding cards and envelopes, i
?test styles, has just been receive
r'hich will be printed in imitation of e
raving, and at leas than one-tenth tl
oat. Call and see specimens at PHCRN
ANOTHER FXKE. -About half-past v 12
o'clo*JrP*tf>8?rhornfo^, smoke was seen
issuing from under the door of the store
on Main le Ut eli occupied by tho Ladies'
In dust ri ul Association. Tho alarm was
at once given, the firemen promptly re?
paired to tho spot, the door was forced,
whou it was found that a oloth screen
aud the surroundings were on fire. A
stream of water wns put on, nnd in a
short time thc flumes were extinguished.
The building was ouly slightly dnmnged;
but tho stock-consisting of fancy ar?
ticles, etc.-union nt mg in value to seve?
ral hundred dollnrs, was ruined. Tho
building is the property of Mr. S. Gardi?
MAIL ARRANGEMENT.-*.-Tho Northern
und Western mails aro open for delivery
at 1 p. m.; closed at 11.30a. m. Charles?
ton (day) and Greenville open nt 5.30 p.
m.; closed nt 8.30 p. m. Charleston
night mail open ut 8 30 a. m.; closed at
4.15 p. m. On Sunday, the postoffioo ia
open from 1 to 2 p. m.
BUSINESS GAUDS AND CincutAiiai-^-As
the season is approaching for the annual
travel and distribution of business cards
and circulars, our merchants aud others
will please givo attention to the fact that
our job office is supplied with the best of
boards, of all colors, fine commercial
noto and other paper, and the very new?
est and most fashionable styles cf type,
thus enabling us to supply all of such
YOUNO MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION.
At an adjourned meeting of tho Young
Men's Christian Association, held at the
Baptist Church in this city, on Monday
evening, the 22d instant, for the purpose
of advancing the interest and thorough?
ly organizing said Association, tho .fol?
lowing named gentlemen were elected to
serve as a Board of Directors, viz: Col.
A. C. Haskell, Dr. D. L. Boozer, T. P.
Purse, J. A. Elkins, C. J. Iredell, Robert
King, C. D. Stanley. John T. McBride,
A. H. Monteith, B. F. Mauldin, G. McD.
Corde?, J. J. Read, R. D. Smart, D. A.
Pressley aud G. M. Walker.
At a meeting ot tho Board of Direc?
tors, bald on the evening of the 23d in?
stant, the following officers were elected,
to serve for one year, viz: President,
Col. A. C. Haskell; Vice-president, R.
D. Smart; Corresponding Secretary, A.
H. Monteith; Recording Secretary, G.
M. Walker; Treasurer, C. J.?Iredel).
NEW Apv^imsisMENTS,-Af tont?pn ..is
sailed to the following advertisement*-,
inblished the first time this morning:
C. H. Baldwin-Notice. -; J,
Fisher A Hteinitsh-Ganter L?T?vroerit.
E. E. Jackson-Toilet.Articles', Ac.
Meeting Acacia Lodge. ,; ' ". '' '
R. G'Nenlo k Son-Bacon.
T. J. LaMotte-Horise to Rent.
C. D. Eberhnrdt-New Cassimeres. j
It is snjft'that Calisaya Bark hrs ?'pe?
culiar effect upon thc liver, and guards
Hie system against disenses by exposure
iud irregular diet. It is conceded that
the great success of the wonderful PLAN?
TATION BITTER*, which, previous to onr
late unhappy difficulties, was found in
most Southern homes, was owing to the
extract of Calisaya Bark which it con?
tained us ono of tho principal ingre
lients. In confirmation of this vre have
licard one of our distinguished physicians
remark, that whenevfer be felt'unwell
from ordinary dietetio br atmospheric
causes, ho invariably relieved himself by
PLANTATION BITTERS. We speak Advisedly
when we say that we know it to bo the
best and most pop'ulnr medicine in the
MAGNOLIA WATEK.-Superior to the
host imported German Cologne, and sold
it half tho price. N20J8
Tho weak and emaciated mother says:
"My health and strength is restored by
tho use of" SOLOMONS* BrrrERS. N21
Reasons why you shonld- use TTJTT'S
CM PROVED LIQUID HAIR DYE.1 Because
;he Burners say it is the best. Because
X imparts a natural color. Because it
loes not inj are tho hair. Because it
eaves the hair soft and glossy. Because it
loes not stain the skin or bed linen. Be?
muse its application is simple and easy.
Because its effect is in stan tan eons. Be?
muse it is the best in the world. N20 6
A COLD TO-DAY- a congh to-morrow,
i tightness of the breast the next. Pnou
nonia follows. Consumption crowns
lie fatal issue-all from neglected cold
>r cough. STANLEY'S CELEBRATED COUGH
SXPBCTORANT, known more than a quarter
>f a century, is tho only sure remedy.
IMie remedy is at band. Why will ye not
iso it? For sale by FISHER k HKIKITSH,
J. A. Butts & Co., Bainbridge, Ga.,
iay: Wo havo heard some say they would
lot take $10,000 for the benefit derived
rom Simmons' LIVER REGULATOR.
Rev. S. Gardner, Attapulgus, Ga.,
ays: For all derangements of the liver,
or dyspepsia, diarrhoea and piles. Sim?
oons' Regulator has no superior. It acts
ike a charm.
John J. Allen, Bibb County, says: I
?an confidently say that it has done me
noro good than all tho medicine I ever
ised. I shall never be without it. Sim
nous' Liver Regulator seems to be gain -
og golden opinions, and every one shoald
iso it. N20J3
"Oh! what an excellent Tonio," is tho
ango?go of the invalid who oses SOLO
IONS' Bmana. N21