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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wednesday Morning:, June 12,1872.
Tile Conservative Influence in the State
-How It lu to be Exerted.
It is now very generally agreed that
any resuscitation of the Democraoy of
the State as a party-, or any separate po?
litical organization of the property-hold?
ers whatever, is to bo avoided, as useless
and detrimental to the chances of that
reform in the State Government which
we hope to see inaugurated, and which
sro know full well to be effectual must
.spring from the Republican party, must
bs conducted by Republicans, and must
plaoe Republicans in office. The only
'.practicable good which the white people
-ooo a?ooraplish ia relation to the State
?Government is to draw the better repr??
sentatives of Republicanism to the front.
We cannot change the political nature
of the Government, but we may, per?
haps, improve the personal character of
the pnblio officiais. We cannot make
the General Assembly lees Republican,
but we may, to some extent, amend its
moral tone. We shall not be able all at
onco to cleanse tho Augean Stables en?
tirely. The cankers of official corrup?
tion are too old, and bave sunk too deep
soto the body politic, to be at oneo era?
dicated, bat we may stop their spread
and slough them off by degrees.
It will not bo pleasing to many to
occupy this apparently subordinate posi?
tion. The white people naturally feel
that they ought rightfully to have an
immediate voice in their own govern?
ment, whioh affects their interests and
is supported by their money. They do
not relish altogether that whioh looks
?fke a Voluntary assignment of their
nffairs to the care of strangers, and not
very reputable ones at that. But that
-willoh, cannot be onred most be endured.
The best thing posaiblo is the best, in
matters of government, at any rate. As
we oannot have' exactly what we wish,
and what we know would be best, good
sense suggests that the next thing to do
is to make the most of what we have.
Wo oannot plaoe South Carolina into
tho hands of ?those best fitted by charac?
ter, ability and interest to control her
affairs, but we may possibly make an
improvement' upon the present loath?
some set. who occupy her positions of
power and trust. Let us, then, be con?
tent to limit *toor efforts to the accom?
plishment of this one object. Oar mis?
take heretofore has been that we have
.undertaken too muoh. We have shoul?
dered bardens which we oonld not carry.
We assumed the aggressive, when we
should have aofed-upon the defensive.
We laid down terms to the colored peo?
ple, when, being the weaker party,
numerically, we should have awaited
propositions from them. Our terms
were fair and just, but tos mode them;
there was whore the shoe pinched. We
attempted to lead, and desired to exer?
cise a positive power in the State Go?
vernment. Snoh is our right undoubt?
edly, but it is a right whioh cannot be
enforced, and will not be conceded, so
long as theft ean induce ignorance and
poverty to oppose it. We will now
adopt another, a wiser and even a more
dignified course. We will ceaso to make
propositions to our colored friends only
to be rejected, cease to proffer the hand
of friendship, to be pushed aside with
distrust, stop making appeals for votes
to be replied to with jeers. We will act
as a balance of power, and instead of a
positive, bring to bear a negative, influ?
enae upon the government, which can?
not fail to be beoefioial.
If there is no Democratic opposition
in the race for State offices, there will
certainly be two or more Republican
tickets ia the field. The insatiable han?
ger for the spoils of office by the ring,
on the one side, and the necessity for
reform felt and acknowledged by the
better Republicans, on the other, per?
sonal ambition and rivalry, and a variety
of such like causes, must create contend?
ing factions where there is not a com?
mon fear to nnite them. Now, without
taking sides entirely with one or the
other rival wings, the white people can
pick ont from all of them just snoh men
as they believe have been the least im?
bued with the rascalities of the present
regime, and seonre their* election almost
to a man. We will go to their political
meetings, listen to their speeohes, and
vote .for thoBe who make the fullest and
most reliable promises to make honesty
and economy the rule of their notion.
The sentiments of popular orators, and
subsequently public measures them?
selves, will be shaped so as to commend
theit authors to the white people. We
will OOOrtpj to the Legislature of the
State the, same relation that the dar?
kies do to Congress, the Irish to
the city of New York, the Germans
to Cincinnati, ?co. Everything will
he done with a view to tiokling us,
for we will be the balance of power.
Wbittomoro will become the great re
former of tho age, and Dennis, doubt?
less, will be induced to forgive the State
entirely the little bill for famishing the
hall of the House of Representatives.
The taxes will be redound, the expendi?
tures diminished, and, in short, in every
departmontof Govern meut, an effort will
bo made, with more or less sincerity, to
put on the appearance. Tho big swin?
dlers, who have boen making their
$30,000 and $100,000 at u job, will bo
come disgusted at tho petty pickings to
which they will bc reduced, and will
leave. One by ono the State will be re?
lieved of their baneful presence, and a
great chango will come over public
affairs. Rogues will be sent to Stol
brand's inBtead of to the State House,
and there will not be a Ku Klux in the
Judge Orr, in bis great speech at
Philadelphia, announced his firm con?
viction that the Republicans, with the aid
of .their colored adherents, would sweep
tho State for Grant in November. Judge
Orr has always beau remarkable for his
political sagacity ; and his quick discern?
ment, at this juncture, of the valuable
assistance rendered the Republicans in
this State, by tho colored peoplo who
vote with them, shows him to be still
possessed of that wonderful aouteneBs
which has stamped bim as tho great po?
litical weather-cock of South Carolina.
Over-sanguine white Republicans may
indulge tbe belief that they can afford to
discard the colored vote, but Governor
Orr knows better. Twenty-five scala?
wags and 100 oarpet-baggers aro not
quite a majority of tho voting popula?
tion of the State, even though there be
no split among them. Governor Orr
secs this clearly.
The brief debate in tho House of
Lords, on Thursday night, tho an?
nouncement then that Gen. Schenck bad
given a written assurance that the sup?
plementary article was regarded by the
United States Government as excluding
the iudireot Alabama claims, Earl Der?
by's acquiescence in the' article, he
being the leading opposition peer, the
stoppage of the debate by general con?
sent, and tho withdrawal of Earl Rus?
sell's motion that England should with?
draw from the Geneva Oouferenoe, all
indicate that the treaty of Washington,
after running many risks, is at length
safe. A New York letter, of the 7th
inst., says: "Tho cable despatches an?
nouncing that the British Government
has Anally accepted the supplemental
treaty, has had a marked influence for
the better in business oiroles, ender the
belief that arbitration will now proceed
without obstruction. The gold premium
ia down, and stocks generally are up."
POST OFMOB Kona EU VS LIMBQ.-For
some tiene past a Beries of systematic
post office robberies have been commit?
ted at Marion Court Hotrse, 8. 0. Opi?
nions were divided as to whether these
robberies were in tho post office or on
the railroad, the shrewdness of the rob?
ber being such that by stealing letters
from both the Northern and Southern
mails, and returning somo to the office,
so that those which were received from
the North were delivered as if received
from the South, and vice versa, served
for some time to throw suspicion on the
mail egents on the railroad. The num?
ber and audacity of these robberies bad
reached such a pass that many were de?
terred from writing, uulnes when they
could get opportunities by private hands,
while others would not deposit letters in
the post office at all. Thu attention of
the Department; at Wushington was
called to the snbject, but the special
agent, to whom it bad been referred, was
so much engaged at a distance he could
not attend to this until Friday last, when,
having procured the assistauoe of some
of the citizens interested, be scoured tbe
robber, who proved to be a young
colored man named William J. McLaugh?
lin, employed by the Post Office De?
partment, for three or four years post, as
a mail messenger to convey the mail
bags between the post office and depot,
and which position gavo him access to
the post office at all times. He was
arrested on Saturday with eome six or
eight letters on his person, besides
money recognized as having been taken
from letters deposited in tho mails. He
was brought to the city, and had an ex?
amination yesterday before United
States Commissioner Porteous, who re?
quired bail ia $5,000, whioh be could
not furnish, and was committed to jail
to await trial. McLaughlin is well
known. During the p*>Bt winter be em?
ployed a substitute,.aud went to Colum?
bia, where he held a position under the
South Carolina Legislature, either as a
pago or derk to one of the committees,
aud perhaps both.-Charleston Courier.
Tan Eso APE OF HENDRICKS.-A sp??
cial telegram to the Charleston News,
dated Atlanta, Monday, June 10, says:
' lu the United States Court, this morn?
ing, Judge Erskine deoided that there
could be no appeal to the Supreme Court
in the oase of H. W. Hendricks, and tbe
court, therefore, ordered and adjudged
that the original judgment, discharging
Hendricks upon the payment of costs,
remains in force as the judgment of tho
The banana ripens in Florida overy
month in the year.
D EH o CHATIO (?) CONVENTION.-The
Convention met last night, at 8 o'clock.
W. B. Stanley, Esq.. of Richland, called
the Convention to order, and Bnggested
Hon. Simeon \ Fair, of Newberry, as
temporary Chairman. Col. Fair, in a
few remarks, ncaepted the temporary
Chairmanship. Mr. J. F. Britton, of
Obarloston, was recommended as tempo?
rary Secretary. Mr. Britton deolined,
bat recommended Mr. E. R. White, of
Charleston, who accepted the position.
A motion was then proposed and
adopted, that the delegates bo called in
alphabetical drder. The following dele?
gates were present:
Abbeville-F. A. Connor, J. W. Hearst,
C. A Waller, Wm. Hood.
Charleston-W. D. Portor, Wm. Aiken,
M. P. O'Connor, S. S. Solomon, G. L.
Buist, J. F. Britton, W. Y. Leitch, P.
Bradey, Chas. Foster, D. F. Flemiug,
Jos. Carson, Robert Hunter, M. W.
Yenning, C. H. Cohrs, Wm. Whnley, G.
F. Kinloch, W. L. Daggett, E. R.
Chester-E. C. McClure, G. J. Putter
son, John W. Durhum.
Darlington-F. F. Warley, J. Keith,
A. H. Waring.
Chesterfield-E. F. Malloy, W. J. Ve
Fairfield-Jas. R. Aiken, T. R. Ro?
bertson, T. W. Woodward, J. A. Book
Greenville-E. S. Irviuo, Edward F.
Horry-Thomas C. Dunu, Jus. E.
Kershaw-J. B. Kershaw, Jas. Cbes
nut, L. J. Pattorsou, T. H. Clarke, J.
Lancaster-D. J. Carter.
Newberry-Simeon Fair, J. F. J. Cald?
well, G. B. Tucker, Henry Barton.
Orangeburg-A. D. Goodwyn, J. S.
Bowman, Thus. H. Zimmerman, John
L. Moore, D. R. Norris, Jas. F. Izlar.
Pickens-R. E. Bowen, D. H. Brad?
Richland-W. B. Stanley, Jacob Levin,
M. C. Butler, J. P. Thomas, James P
Adam?, S. C. Garner, J. H. Kinslor,
Wm. Staok, D. B. DeSaussure, Richard
St. James Santee-Capt. Thos. Piuck
Sumter-T. B. Fraser, Mark Rey
nolds, E. W. Morse, J. D. Blanding,
John B. Moore, John S. Richards, T. V,
Union-W. H. Wallace, A. R. Aurh
trey. B. H. Rioe.
Williamsburg-J. R. Lambeon.
York-Gad. Jones, J. W. Rawlinson
R. M. Sims, E. M. Law, B. P. Boyd
W. B. Williams.
Lexington -Henry A. Meetzc, G. Leap
hart, F. S. Lewie.
Gen. Butler moved that a committei
of nine be appointed to nominate per
munent officers. This was opposed bj
Messrs. Carson, Britton and others.
On motion of M. P. O'Connor, Esq.
Hon. W. D. Porter was chosen, perma
cent President, and a committee of threi
appointed to oooduot him to the chair
On taking the chair, Mr. Porter Bpok
He thanked the Conveution for tin
compliment so far as it was personal ti
himself; for ho assured them the gooi
opinion of so many with whom he Inn
formerly been associated in public ollie
was of more value to him than offloe o
station. The occasion, too, was mos
important to the interests of an or,
pressed and stricken people. He dt<
not intend to exoite them by repeatin
their grievances, or telling over agai
the story of their wrongs. He wool
say, however, that corruption and m ii
rule at home, with tyranny and npprui
sion from Washington, bad driven tbi
people near to the verge of desperatioi
But there was a gleam of light in th
darkuess-a hope, a prospeot of relief i
the not distaut future. A band of tti
ablest and most thoughtful and patrioti
men in the great victorious Rep?blica
party-whether from a ne uno of justic
to us, or from a seuse of danger to then
selves, or from both motives combined
had iuaugutatod a movement at Cinoii
uuti which had gladdened the hearts <
tho good and the truo through the laut
They had proclaimed that old issui
should be buried or suspended; and thi
the real living iesues in this exigent
were: fuir and honest local govern ineu
subordination of the military to tho civ
power, non-suspension of tho habet
corpus in time of peaoe, and firm, stead
resistance to the centralizing tendencia
of the Federal Government at Wasbini
The temporary Chairman had r
marked that it was matter of oongratuli
tion that we had assembled in a day i
amnesty, and in the enjoyment of tl
sacred privilege of the habeas corpu
He would add to the Chairman's remai
that these boons were the legitima
fruits of the Cincinnati movemen
Without it, they would not have be?
conceded; for amnesty had been wit
held uutil the popular response to tl
Cincinnati platform extorted it from
reluctant Senate; and the suspension
the habeas corpus was pressed inexoi
bly, and to the last, by the Administi
tion majority in the Senate, and w
only defeated by the more numeroi
branoh of the national legislature, whi
is more responsive to the impulses ai
biddings of the popular will. If the
be the first fruits, what may we not e
peet from the fuller and more oomph
! development of the Cinoinnati moy
ment? The declaration of principles
Cincinnati seems to meet the doman
of the times, and the candidate-} are i
gardod as fitting exponents and rep)
sentatives of the cause.
The question that most nearly oe
oems us uow is, wbut shall we, as a p<
tion of the great Democratic party
tho country, do under existing oircu
stauces? Notwithstaudiug its erro
that great party has fought many a g
laut battle in our behalf and in behalf
constitutional ubr.rty. It was called u
to make a great aaorifioo, to do a deed of
glorious self-denial,' to couquer its pride
aud ita prejudices for tho sake of a cause
ia which their suffering friends are so
deeply and vitally interested. Be did
not doubt that it will prove itself equal
to the occasion. Was it not our policy
aud our duty to take part in tbe delibe?
rations of the Baltimore Convention?
He declared that the time had como
when South Carolina should fall into
line with her sister States of tho South
and the Union, and should contribute
ber part to tho common counsel and tbe
common notion. The policy of isola?
tion is selQsb aud narrow; we mu it show
sympathy, if wo expeot to receivo any.
It seems to be conceded that the De?
mocratic party cannot succeed by a sepa?
rate and distinct nomination. Its only
chance, its only hope, is in a hearty and
cordial combination with the Liberal
Republicans. For our part, wo cannot
afford to throw away that chance-it is
life or death to us. Tho ti rut thing is to
gain tho victory. Who shall be tho
leader, is secondary. If wo secure the
substance, let us not split upon the mode
or thc form. Everything for tho cause,
for tho principles! Let us look first to
measures, and to men afterwards.
It is with great uuanimity that the
people of our State, und of the South,
declare for tbo principles and tho can?
didates of Cincinnati. If tho Cciuven
tiou at Baltimore makes a herious divi
sion on this question, wc uro lost. How
great is tho stake to us! Let us uppeal
to them, remonstrate with them, aud
imploro them not to desert us iu this
strait, ne did not believe they would
resist the appeal that would bo made;
and the conviction was deep-rooted iu
his breast, that if there was a hearty,
thorough, cordial union of the Liberal
Uepublicanp, und the stuuncb, sturdy
Democratic veterans, of a hundred bat?
tles, would lock shields together and
marou in solid array, bearing aloft tho
names of Horace Greeley and Gratz
Brown, who may well bo styled our poli?
tical apostles of deliverance aud liberty,
they would achieve a triumph, tho blessed
fruits of which would be peace, oivil
order and public prosperity to our dis?
On motion of Mr. P. Brady, Mr. E.
R. White was appointed permanent
Col. T. Y. Simons offered a resolution,
that all resolutions and communications
preseuted to this Convention be commit?
ted to a committee of one from each
Gen. Kershaw rose to a point of order,
and expressed bis heurty concurrence in
Messrs. Stokes and Chosnut were in
favor of the appointment of a commit
too on resolutions.
Capt. Stanley moved that tho privi?
leges of the house be extended to tho
members of the State Executive Com?
mittee, wbo are not members of the
Mr. O'Connor offered a ?eries of reso?
lutions, which were adopted.
Gen. Law moved that a committee of
four from each Congressional Distriot
and four from tbe State at large, be
elected to represent the State in tho
Democratic Convention at Baltimore.
Referred to the Committee on Resolu?
Mr. Stokes introduced a Bories of
resolutions relativ? to the rights of the
State; which were referred.
Mr. Butler introduced a series of reso?
lutions favoring tho adoption of the
Cincinnati platform and the nomination
of Greeley and Brown-opposing any
other nominations. Referred.
On motion of Mr. Warley, it was re?
solved (amended by General Law) that
when this Convention adjourns, it be to
meet this morning, at 9 o'clock.
The following is the Committee on
Resolutions: M. P. O'Connor, Heart,
McLure, Warley, Malloy, Stokes, Danu,
Cbesuut, Garter, Fair, Aiken, Butler,
Meetze, Jones, Goodwyn, Boweu,
Fraser, Wallace, Sampson.
Chairman O'Connor moved that tho
Committee on Resolutions remain in tho
At half-past 9 o'clock, the Convention
TUE AMJBVILIIE TAXES.-- A correspond?
ent from Abbeville, says:
"Our Treasurer, Mr. J. F. C. Du Pre,
has made the first 'fiual' settlement with
the State Auditor for the tuxes of 1871.
Thora wero no forfeited lauds in our
County for 1868, 1869, 1870 or 1871. All
moneys oolleotod for taxes (Mate) and
for licenses havo been paid over to State
Treasurer. The proportion of nulla bona
to the amount of tux assessed, wus
one-half of one per cent."
A PONOTIIJIODS PKUMIT.-Tbo follow?
ing permit for the proprietors of Para?
dise Lost, an itinorant "Show," to ex?
hibit at George's Stutioo, is from tbe
trial justice at tho station-a sweet ap?
STUT OP SOUTH GAIIOIIINA, 1
COLET?N COUNTY, >
April the 26 Day 1872. )
Yon ore hereby at liberty to abo and
enjoy your exhedishi >u on the Knight
of ? he 25, at %1 o'clock ia tho liven?
ing UH; consider youhave foley yaid yore
lawful taxes for the saimo.
Given under my hand and seal.
THE TREATY.-Tbe following extraot
from a letter to a friend in this oily, from
a gentleman now in Canada, dated
Montreal, Juno 4, speaks of the Wash?
ington tieaty, as follows: "The people
of Canada, as far as 1 can learn, arc
against the treaty of Washington; I
have not yet mot one in its favor; not?
withstanding this, it was ratified by the
Dominion Parliament by a large majori?
ty, hence something (it appears to me)
Col. Mayer, au officer iu the Union
army during the war, is now under sen?
tence of death in Moxioo, for having par?
ticipated in tho late rebellion.
MEKTINO OF TSE HoBICST FlEE OoM
FANY. No. 1.-At a meetiog of tbe Hor?
net Fire Company, of Obarlotto, N. C.,
on Saturday Dight, the following pream?
ble and resolutions were adopted:
Whereas on the -Ith day of Jone, 1872,
one James Canton, a oitizen of tho State
of South Carolina, professing to act by
virtue of a warrant approved by one
Boozer, who signs himself as a f jmmis
Biouer of the United States Government
for the State of South Carolina, did
forcibly arrest in this city Capt. W. H.
Trezevant, a citizen of North Carolina,
and did carry him beyoud tho limits of
the State, to bo imprisoned and tried.
And whereas F. W. Ahrens, a Commis?
sioner of the United Statoa for the State
of North Carolina, did aid and abet the
said Canton in said arrest, by protend?
ing to deputize tho said Canton to servo
the said warrant in North Carolina.
Now, therefore, be it
Resolved, That we denounce the arrest
of our brother fireman aud fellow-oiti
zen, W. H. Trezevant, and bis forcible
removal beyond the limits of said Stute,
as a wilful, reckless and flagrant viola?
tion of the right) of the State.
Resolved, That wo recognize- this dar?
ing und insoleut disregard of the rights
of a whole people by subordinate officers
of tho United States Government as a
national result of that attitude of hosti?
lity maintained by that Government
itsolf toward the people of the South
sinco the close of the war, and of that
contempt for that spirit and letter of the
Constitution mauifested by it in its deal?
ing with that people.
Resolved, That we call upon his Ex?
cellency Tod R. Caldwell, Governor of
North Carolina, to demand of tbo Presi?
dent of the United States, in tho name
of the people of North Carolina, that
tho said William H. Trezevant be re?
leased from confinement and returned
within tbe limits of this State; and that
said James Canton and F. W. Ahrcns be
punished for their wicked conspiracy, as
well against tho paid W. Ii. Trezevant as
agaiust tho people of the whole State.
Resolved, That wo tender to our friend
and victim of the conspiracy a sympathy
that, comes from the heart, anil couvey
to him tbo assurance tn at we feel t here
is still a sufficient regard for justice in
tho hearts ol the Americau people to
oompol their Governments respect the
liberty of the individual, and to punish
those who wantonly and wickedly as?
TUE CATERPII?IJAB IN THE RIO? FIELDS.
The Savannah Republican says: "A new
enemy to tho rico plauter bas made ita
appearance within the last fow duys, and
is likely to damage thom most seriously.
We are reliably informed that the cater?
pillar, resembling that which bas proved
so destructive to cotton of lute years,
has made its appearance in large num?
bers in nearly all the Savannah River
plantations opposite and for seven miles
abovo the city, on both sides, and are
making havoo of the rice crops. Owing
to tho state of the rice in some places,
and the low river in others, they cannot
be destroyed by flooding, and on such
fields they are having their own way.
We boar they have appeared on the
Ogeeobeo, but not in snob large num?
The Advertiser says: "The rice plan?
tations on the Savannah and back river,
Ogeecbee River and canal, are suffering
terribly from the ravages of the cater?
pillars, whicb have mude their appear?
ance in great numbers, and have de?
voured the plant to the- water's edge.
Information from points seven miles up
the Savannah River reports their appear?
ance. Tho greatest apprehensions are
felt, and an immense destruction of the
orop anticipated, os the present flow,
wheu taken off, will enable the caterpil?
lars to extond their ravages."
Pennie MEETING -A meeting of citi?
zens opposod to the reelection of Grunt,
and in favor of tho adoption of the Cin?
cinnati platform, was held, Saturday
last, in tho Court House, in Wiunsboro.
Ou motion, James R. Aiken was culled to
tho Chair, and T. R R ibertsou request?
ed to act as Secretary. Brief addresses
were delivered by tho Chairman, Col. H.
C. Davis and Maj. T. W. Woodward
Co). D. in opposition to sending dole
gates to Columbia as Democrats, Messrs.
Aiken sud Woodward in fuvor of parti?
cipating in the State Convention with a
view to sending delegates to Baltimore to
prevent a Democratic nomination. The
following gentlemen were elected dele?
gates to the State Convention: Jumes R.
Aiken, T. R. Robertson, R. E. Ellison
and T. W. Woodward.
It was understood that the delegates
should go to Columbia without any in?
structions, further than to act for the
best interests of the whole people.
Mr. T. R. Robertson offered the fol?
lowing resolution, whioh was unanimous?
Resolved, As the sense of thia meet?
ing, that we fully endorse the platform
of the Liberal Republican party as
enunciated at Oiuoiunati.
DEATH OF ROMBO.-The oelebrated
elephant Romeo, one of the oldest and
said to be the largest io the United
States, and valued at $30,000, died last
Friday afternoon, iu Forepaugh's Mena?
gerie, exhibiting in Chicago. His death
waa from natural causes.
A correspondent of the Anderson In?
telligencer asks John T. Sloan, President
of tue Savannah Valley Railroad, to call
a meeting of the direotors aud stock?
holders of that oompany, atan early day,
iu view of the efforts now making to
construot a railroad from Greenwood to
Some Chicago ladies lately visited a
sick and widowed neighbor, shingled
her house, planked her side-walk, pick?
eted her fence, painted one room and
paperod two, aud split and piled'a load
of slab wood.
Rev. Edward Palmer, of Walterboro,
S. C., is over eighty years of age;and ia
ono of the oldest clergymen iu the Pres?
X? O O CL X X t O Til iBle
Cm M A Tr Koa.-The price of single
copies of the PHCBNTX is five cents.
Messrs. B. 0. Shiver Sc Co. a DD ounce,
this morning, an immense sacrifice io
certain lines of goods. The season is
advanoiug, the stock is heavy, and as
business generally is dull, tho goods
are to be disposed of at lowest prices
less than cost, in some cases.
It is currently reported that an ex*
official of tljo oity bas been lucky
enough to secure a large sum from s
State offioial, in several successful games
of what the Dutchman called "devon
The weather was perfeotly exquisite,
yesterday-neither too hot nor too dry.
T.vo of the representatives of the
"rural districts"-Hons. W. L. Daggett
and Wm. Whaley-wero weighed, yes?
terday. Ia the first caso, the acales re?
gistered 269 po'auds, and in the second
The following programme will be ren?
dered by the baud of the 18th United
States Infantry, this afternoon, Joseph
Buahar, Band Master:
M nth i Q lick stop-Floto w.
Scene aud Cavatina Opera Ernani
Cavatina from Lucretia Borgia-Doni?
Post Horn Polka-Strauss.
Among the delegates in attendance
upon the Convention who have honored
the PJBON?X with a call, are Messrs. W.
J. Ve roe n, (of the firm of Anderson,
Star & Co., New York,) T. Ross Robert?
son, (of the Wiuusboro Hews,) W. L.
Doggett, (of the Charleston Courier,)
and Johu F. Britton, of the Charleston
OOH AGENTS IN CHAUTIKSTON.-The
advertising agency of Messrs. Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Ros?
well T. Logan, Esq , is the only author?
ized agency for this paper in Charleston.
A O RIC ULTU H AL, MEETING.-We &TO T6
quested to state that Col. D. Wyatt
Aiken will address tho friends of agri?
culture iu the Court House, to-morrow
(Thursday) afternoon, at 4 o'clock, on
the subject of agriculture in general, bat
more particularly in behalf of the South
Carolina Agricultural Sooiety, the Rural
Carolinian, and the Patrons of Hus?
bandry. The public, and especially the
ladies, are invited to attend
MAIL, ARRANGEMENTS.-Tha Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 10.45
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.80
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.15 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 12.30 A. M.; closes 12.30 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.80 P. M.;
closes 10.30 A. M. On Sunday office
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
The "FcsatToTWeeks" will take place
to-day. Originally a festival of thanks?
giving for the abundance of harvest,
which lasted seven weeks and closed at
thia time, and, therefore, also called
"the first of firstlings," it has lost its
original Biblical character, but isnowen
banoed by being stamped as the memo?
rial day of the revelation on Sinai.
This higher character makes it one of
unusual significance and solemnity; it
becomes tbe birth-day of Israel's
spiritual mission, and, aa snob, bas been
selected os the day most fitted for the
formal introduction of Jewish youth, who
Piave attained that age at wbioh they
may become consistent members of the
religious community, agents responsible
for their sots to their God, their fellow
beings und their conscience.
THE CONVENTION.-Tho Demooratio
Convention here, like their brethren all
over the country, have decided to go for
Grant. They will go for him with a
vengeance. The action of the Sooth
Carolina delegates is owing to a laudable
desire to free this country from Radical
rule-a feeling inspired by viewing the
beantiful paintings and scenes of tba
United States pauorama, now exhibiting
at Irwin's Hali. Matinee this afternoon.
P ?i CKN i XIAN A.-The London oomto
papers do noi fail to congratulate the
Uuited States on the graceful manner in
whioh we eat humble-pie.
Do daily and hourly your duty; do it
patiently aud thoroughly. Never mind
whether it be known or acknowledged
or not, for euch a course will ultimately
bring its own reward.
The marriage service, in the opinion
of a Western paper, should be changed
to read: Who dares take this woman?
And the groom shall answer, "I dare."
Moore Sc Moreover is ar adverbial
business firm at Counoil Bluff, Iowa.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. G. Shiver Sc Go.-Sacrifice.
Q. F. Jack ion--Bargain Counter.
D. Collins-loo Cream,
Meeting Columbia Chapter.