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Sunday Morning, June 24,1886.
.The President un th* Aweuimfiil.
The radicals have been headen"
ouce more. It Lae beeu their plan
to represent to the people of thf
States and their legislatures that thc
President was in favor of the abomi
nable amendment, and they won
positively gleeful that Le would hav<
?no opportunity to officially contradict
the-false statement. It ia stated that
they had even determined not to vot<
tor the enabling bill? which were U
give effect to the amendment, lest ht
? might have an opportunity to vett
them, and express his -views on th
amendment itself.
But the Presideut and Mr. Se wart
has proved too smart for them aft*3
all. The radicals sent the amend
. ment, without the President's apprc
va1,T to the Secretary of State, who
as the President says, in a mossag
accompanying Mr. Seward's report t
him, had sent the joint resolntio;
proposing the amendment to th
Governors of the several States, no
in nu official capacity, but as
. "purely ministerial" act, "and iu u
sense whatever committing the E?
ecutive to an approval or recoinmer
The President clearly intimate
that he is opposed to thc amendmer
so long as eleven States are not rei
resented, and also asserts what th
Phoenix alluded to the other day, th:
the "sovereign people of the natio
have not had an opportunity of e:
pressing their views" upon the sui
ject. It will thus be seen that tl
President has taken the highe
ground, and fully justifies himself i
his opposition to the destructif
schemes of tho radicals.
One or two expressions in th
brief message is worthy of not?
this time. The President does n
adopt the view of Stevens and L
followers, who think that tinkerii
with the Constitution is a perfect
legitimate mode to advance their ai
bitious projects, and retain them
power. He says, with all the for
and dignity of the statesman ai
patriot, that "oven in ordinary tim
any question of amending the Cc
stitution must be justly regarded
of 'paramount iynportance." What
rebuke to these blatant politiciai
who ruthlessly lay their hands
this sacred instrument merely
serve their own ends and purposes.
Again, it will be noted that ho sa;
"that, of the thirty-seven States ich
constitute the Union, eleven aro <
eluded from representation," tl
nobly declaring that he regards
the States in the Union. Of the e^
States which attempted to secede fr>
the Union, all, with the exception
Texas, he once more proclaims
spite all the tantrums of tho rn
cals-"have been entirely restored
ali their functions as States, in c<
formity with tho organic law of t
land." This language is strong t
emphatic, and particularly empht
in its condemnation of the wild t
reckless legislation of the domin
party in Congress. We honor .
drew Johnson for embracing this
portunity to reiterate his sound i
patriotic views, at this critical ju
turo, and to announce to the pee
of America that tho savage wari
waged upon him for munt hs post
not moved him one iuch from
policy he avowed at the beginn i np
his administration. We admire
tact and ability in frustrating,
this official declaration, the lying
ventions of his enemies, to dec
the people of the United States a
his present views on the all-absorl
question now before the country.
The telegraph did not bring us t
the substance of Mr. Seward's
port, or the nature of the circula
has addressed to the Governors ol'
several States, but, we presume,
will be able to publish them bot!
our next issue.
This individual, who has boen prt
nently before the public of late ir
character of a convict, waa subjec
on yesterday, under the order of
Court of Sessions, to a rigorous n
cal examination by Dra. Ogier
Miles, who pronounced him au
doubted lunatic. This will pres
him from execution, but commit
to the Asylum at Columbia.
[Charleston Couru
Sam. Hambleton, a poor nt
formerly a slave, was recently ai
in Coosa County, Ala. His old mi
hearing the circumstances, hired
able counsel and Sum. waa aequi
Ami Still Another Bar?-s.u.
Wo thought that wo had, yeflterv
day, exhausted the different topics of
tho4)ureau disease, but w?-were jniis-.
taken. The Houpe of Represen ta
tires of tile ramp Congress, ou tho
19th instant, passed a bill establish?
ing a department of education, au?
thorizing thc appointment of a com?
missioner, to be paid $2,000, chief
clerk, $1,800, and two other clerks.
$1,500 each, per annum.
This bill was voted down when first
introduced into Congress, but the
persistency of Steveris and his fol?
lowers, together with their compact
organization ami perfect party disci?
pline, can accomplish anything just
now. According to the provisions of
the bill just passed, the Government,
through a "bureau of education," is
to exercise a general supervision anti
control of tho educational system of
the States.
A more mischievous measure can?
not well be i magi tied. Tho public
school system of thc- respective States
done everything. These schools have
done everything necessary to the
cause of public education. But this
will not du. These schools are to be
prostituted to partisan uses, aud the
inoculation of the principles of the
dominant faction is to bo made a part
of the process of instruction.
Our readers have the programme.
If evil comes out of all these projects,
the Phasnix caunot be held to blame
for any dereliction of duty.
State Items.
The Laureusyillc Herald announces
that Capt. R. E. Richardson has boon
elected Clerk of the Court, for thal
Tito same paper, speaking of tin
cool weather, says:
That royal delicate plant calle?
cotton, what with the floods, the ooh
and the winds, gross-fed mules am
unappreciative freedmen, is having i
hard struggle to square itself to tin
world's view.
In the meanwhile, we have favor
able reports of the wheat crop, wbicl
is said to be an average one, and i
now in great part harvested. Let on
farmers (planter is now obsolete
garner it at once, and not jeorpardizi
it in the fields, as breadstuff's ar?
scarce-corn for man or beast-Uk?
the avocation characterized in th?
above parenthesis.
The Herald learns from a gentle
man from Abbeville that a difficult;
occurred at that place between Mr
James MeCravy, formerly of this Dis
trict, (neighborhood of Clinton,) au?
a Mr. Taggart, in which McCray
was shot three times. McCray
is thought dangerously wounded
though Lopes of his recovery was en
The Lancaster Ledger says: W
are glad to hear that there has been
manifest improvement in the crop
since the warm weather has regular!;
set in. Upon farms which have bee:
worked and managed well, it is san
tliat the prospect for crops of cori
and cotton is much better than it wa
a short time ago. Where farms hav
been neglected, by tho freedmen r<
fusing to perform their contracts, th
crops are, of course, inferior. When
is now being harvested, and it is sai
that the yield is better, generali}
than was anticipated. The presen
and prospective prices of all kinds ?.
produce should stimulate farmers t
employ all their energy in the effbi
to make a good crop.
The Greenville Mountaineer has tl
following items:
The property claimed by the Unite
States at the State Works in th
place, consisting of old cunno
wheels, unfinished guns, material fi
arms, etc., was sold yesterday at au?
tion. Tho sum bid was inconsid?r?
ble, but as much as tho cash price t
be obtained for rather useless hinab?
in these peace times, so-called
Stevens k Co. will let it be even tin
We are gratified at being able 1
state that President Hammett hi
already inaugurated measures to ste
"the plundering of packages" b
tween CoIuLibia and the upper te
mini of the road. Weare inclined I
think that this great evil is ahead
checked, and that hereafter there wi
be as little complaint of stealing ?
thc Greenville and Columbia li:ii
road as on any other in tho State,
not less.
Tho Barnwell Sent inri says: V
I have had an abundance of rain sin
j the montli of June set in. For sev
ral days, we have had delightful we
i thor, and, at night, blankets were n
I uncomfortable. Notwithstanding sm
weather is calculated to injure tl
cotton crop, wo learn that it is lo??
ing well, and that blooms ami bo
are numerous. Th?: coin crop is loo
ing remarkably well, and everythii
in the shape of vegetation, in t
early part of the week, promised we
even tho grass crop.
The Georgetown Timen says: \
understand that 120 of otu color
brethren ami sisters were baptize
last Sunday, by Rev. Edward lion
tho pastor of the African Bapt
Church, in this place. It is report
that some of them got drowned,
Waoeamaw buy. in returning to tin
The Minority Report.
We published, yesterday, au ab?
stract of this able report, and our
readers will doubtless endorse the
following opinion of the clear-minded
aud close-thinking editor of the Bal?
timore Sum
"'. Tho report, as we have indicated,
must carn conviction to tho minds
of all readers. Measures, it is pre
=n mod, will be taken, in duo time, to
give the entire document a large cir?
culation, by tho proper agencies,
throughout the country. It should
be read by every thinking mau, as it
is a complete vindication of a vital
point of constitutional law, a refutn
tion of slander against the people of
eleven States, and an overwhelming
blow to radical usurpation."
The National intelligencer, high au?
thority, says:
"It is an unanswerable view of the
constitutional status of the Southern
States, and must produce au impres?
sion on all intelligent and dispas?
sionate minds. We trust it may have
an extensive circulation, as we believe
it is calculated to do much good.
"We confess we have read the mi?
nority report with great pleasure. We
breath freer under it. Wo feel that
we are still living under a form of
Government limited by a Constitu?
tion, which no party has a right to
violate, and which, in tho long run,
they cannot violate, without just re
tribution from an indignant people."
Had we space, we might multiply
similar opinions, which we find in
our exchanges. We will only add,
that every conservative. paper in thc
North speaks loudly in commenda?
tion of the report as an able and pa?
triotic document. It cannot fail tc
have a wholesome influence on thc
masses of tho people in that section,
which is the great end desired to bi
-? ? -
A Oood K fl crt of FtnianUm.
The English Government is begin
tiing at last to discern-what expert
once; ought long ago to have taugh
it -that severity and oppression ar?
the most costly and unsuccessful o
all means for cementing and strogth
eniug the empire. England has, fo
two centuries, treated Ireland vcr;
much as tho Thad. Stevens malig
nants insist on treating the South
The consequence is, that the whol
Irish people, whether remaining ii
Ireland or scattered over tho world
arc in a state of chronic alienatioi
and bitterness. The late Feniai
movements have demonstrated, tba
if England should be drawn into
a war with the United States, th
hatred so long harbored in the Iris]
breast, would cripple her energies
and perhaps endanger her existence
By the aid of the Fenians, Canada
and perhaps Ireland itself, woul
easily bc wrenched from her grasp.
Mr. Gladstone, like an enlightene
statesman, has lately announced hi
l>elief in thc necessity of a new au
more liberal Irish policy, accoinmc
dated to the feelings, interests an
wishes of the Irish people. T
inaugurate such a policy, he has it
troduced bilis ou tenant rights, o
the oaths of Catholic members t
Parliament, and for the relief of Iris
educational establishments from rel
gious disabilities; and lie is said t
be willing to placo the Establishe
and the Roman Catholic Churches o
an equality, and to provide endov
ments for the Catii ol* c clergy.
It is a great pity that our ( i oven
ment cannot learn, by example, win
that of England is beginning to lear
by a costly ami perilous experience
We cannot afford to make an Irolan
of the South, lt is not wise to so
in that section the seeds of nndyir
hatred, to ripen into such a harve
as Fenianism may prove for Englam
It', by illiberal and oppressive tren
nient, we drive the South into settle
estrangement, the tirst thing the en
nn will do, when we ure next fl
? . d in a foreign Avar, will bu
loinenl ii now rebellion, and enlist
il .i ri.i ?s of men hating our Gover
ment as the Fenians hate Englan
Let us be warned by thc past, ai
instructed by the present, example
that country; and grow wisc by tl
experience of others, instead of b
hite by our own.
I X.or Vori Wurla".
- . ?
THE MESSAGE. -A special despat
to tho Charleston ('mirier say?:
The President's message to Co
gross in opposition to the const it
tiona! amendment fell like a thumb
bolt amongst the radicals, lt is t
boldest step he has yet taken, a
precludes all hope of his reconcil
lion with the radicals.
Tho President has also transmit?
to Congress a despatch from ^\
Bigelow, our Minister at Paris,
Mr. Seward, saying that tho Freu
Minister of Foreign Affairs has giv
the most, solemn assurances of Na]
leon's fidelity to his pledge to wit
draw the French troops from Mexii
This is regarded here as sealing t
fate of the Mexican Empire.
Rochester (N-. II.) Couria', sta
that several families in that town ?
making preparations to emigrate
the Holy Land this season, under 1
charge of Kev. Mr. Adams, and A
settle near Jaffa, where Mr. Ada
has already negotiated for the. lal
They will take frame houses s
movable prop, itv with them
From Washington?
WASHIXGTON, June20.-The Secre?
tary of the Treasury, to-day, trans?
mitted to the House of Repr?senta?
tives, in auswer to a resolution, a
report from the Commissioner of In?
ternal Reverme, from which it appears
that the amount of direct taxes by
Act of 1861, apportioned to Virginia,
is 8937,550, of which $379,191 has
been collected; apportioned to North
Carolina $576,194, collected $200,283;
apportioned to South Carolina $303,
570, collected $205,881; apportioned
to Georgia ?584,807, collected $54,
421; apportioned to Alabama $529,
313, norie collected; apportioned to
Mississippi $413,0S4, collected $25,
000; apportioned to Louisiana $385,
880, collected $301,107; apportioned
to Tennessee $009,498, collected
$383,811; apportioned to Arkansas
$2G1,880, collections not reported;
apportioned to Florida $77,522, col?
lected $5,712; apportioned to Texas
$355,105, collected $47,423. The pro?
perty held by the Government under
sales authorized by Acts relating to
direct taxes was purchased at prices
amounting in the several States as
follows: Virginia, $32,208; South Ca?
rolina, $65,392; Florida, $G,108; Ten?
nessee $8,300. lu Arkansas, lauds
were ?.ruck of!" for taxes unpaid to
bidders, who never completed their
purchases, to the amount of $18,000.
The amounts received from sales in
the several States are as follows: Vir?
ginia, $113,130; South Carolina, $28,
433; Florida, $51,599; Tennessee,
$122,717; Arkansas, not reported.
The whole amount standing to the
credit of the Arkansas commissioners
from taxes collected and the proceeds
of sales deposited to the credit of the
United States is $105,202.
Mr. Gallatiu has written a letter to
Senator Doolittlo on the subject of
currency, \e., which ought to make
some impression upon Congress, lt
is not probable that, while their at
tention is so much engrossed hythe;
coming elections, and the issues that
are to be prepared for it, they will
give any further thought to finance, j
They will, of course, puss the tax and
tariff bills, but they are not likely to
make any further provision for fund?
ing the floating debt and maturing
obligations of the Government, or
for a gradual reduction of the paper
currency. Mr. Gallatin shows that
the superabundance of paper money
is undermining productive industry,
and must weaken and destroy public
credit, lie makes some suggestions,
which, if promptly acted upon, might
enable thc country to stem the cur?
rent which is sweeping it so rapidly
into irretrievable ruin. Some foreign
complication might suddenly come
upon us-and our Congress leaders
are determined that it shall come
which would soon show that our pub?
lic credit is exhausted and cannot be
resuscitated, (?rave aoubts are en?
tertained by considerate financiers
upon tho question of the financial
responsibility of the Government, if
the policy which controls the present
Congress shall continue to prevail.
Foreign war or domestic difficulty,
towards both < d' which weare being
driven, will put the public credit to a
severe test.-Halt ?more Sun.
Two or three conferences have i
taken place between Mr. Seward and I
Sir Frederick Bruce, in rclatiou to |
the captured Fenians now in prison ?
in Canada. Mr. Seward has, as yet, !
made no formal request for their re?
lease, but the British Government is
not insensible ol* what they owe to
Mr. Seward, and Sir Frederick has j
not been backward in acknowledging
it. On a recent occasion, Sir Frede-;
rick as much as intimated that Mr.
Seward had the right to ask much of
his Government, and that the latter
would be slow to refuse any reason?
able request lie might make.
I New )'ork Ntucs. j
Tm: MASONS. The New York j
Grand Lodge of Free Masons, rep- I
resenting (JO,000 active Masons in j
that State, have a project on hand
for reaving in the city of New York
an Asylum for thc aged, the indigent
and the orphans of the members of
that order. The building . to cost
$300,000, amt to be located iu a cen?
tral position. This plan originated
with a poor laboring Mason who had
laid upa little money to devote it to
the cause of widows and orphans
one silver dollar. That small sum
has increased to $150,000. A grand
Masonic fair is to 1><- inaugurated in
September. A generous rivalry
seems to pervade tho Order.
Provisional Governor Hamilton, of
Texas, disappointed in bis political
aspirations, is about to leave that
State lor tin- North. The Houston
l)ailu Telegraph sincerely trusts "that
his absence may not be damaging to
the interests of the State,'" as the
journal is "perfectly certain that, his
presence has never been ol' any
benefit t<> it."
A deaf and dumb man while walk?
in;' on the railroad track m ar Iowa
( .. . was struck by a locomotive, and
throw: ... distance ol' ovevtweuty feet,
when "lighting" upon a sand heap
he was discovered to be unhurt, ll is
said lie kept np a seines of somer.-anils
from Ike moment he was struck until
he touched the ground.
One (diarles S. Dunlap got himself
into jail, t he other day, at Zanesvillo,
Ohio, fer going through thc country
ami iioisoning tin- mouths of horses,
then suddenly appearing as a "horse
doctor' ami offering to eure them for
..so nundi. " ile ought to be made to
lake ? Int in bi-. <>wn mouth
Xiooal X-tezaoue?.
Mortgages and Conveyances of lte&l K?
t ate for ??lo at this office. *
BooK ASI> JOB PR?STINO.-The Phteitkt
office ?H now fully supplied with card*,
colored and white paper,colored ink, wood
type, etc., and in in condition to execute all
manner of hook and job printing in the
shortest possible time.
lii'RULART.- -Wo regret to learn that the
bed-room of Mr?. M. W. Stratton (of the
Washington House) na? entered on Friday
night by some person unknown, a bureau
drawer forced open, and quite a sum in
gold, silver and greenbacks abstracted.
M AH. AUKANOKMKNTS. The Post Office is
open during the week from 8 a. m. te 1 p.
m. and from 5A p. m. to 7 p. m. On Sun?
day, from 8 lo 1? a. m.
Northern mail opens S a. m.; closes2 j p. m.
Southern " 5Ap. m.: " i? p.m.
Charleston " 5.{p. un; " p.m.
Greenville lt. K." S a.m.; " 8lp.ni.
Edgcfield " K a. m.: '* Sip. m.
All mails close "ii Sunday at 2 p. in.
An EMITED K Al'E.- As Mrs. Frank Dent
was on her way to Columbia, yesterday
morning, in company willi ber little daugh?
ter, she was assaulted, in the public road,
a abort distance from tins city, by a freed?
man, who seized her by the throat, and, it
is stated, made an attempt to outrage bet
person. The shrieks of the child attracted
the attention cd' the neighbors, when thc
scoundrel made otT. but was subsequent!}
arrested and confined in tho military jail.
ker and Win. blizzard, suspected of hors?
stealing, were pursued and arrested ii
Charlotte, N. C., by Samuel Medlin am
.lames Power. The charge was for break
mg into the stable of Joel Medlin, takitif
from thence a horse and mule, saddle, bri
?He, Ac. The parties arresting brough
Parker here yesterday, but being arrestei
by virtue of a warrant issued in Fairfieli
District, he was remanded to the jail ii
Winnsboro, as there is no District jail ii
Richland. The prisoner, however, will b
returned to this District for trial, as th
crime was committed hero. Blizzard ha\
in., i scaped, is still at large.
Wc are indebted to Peter li. Class, Esq
for a package of invisible- photograph!
advertised in another column. Thea
pleasing,'as well as simple, little portabl
photographic ?,'allerics cannot fud to am ut
old as well as young beads. Invest lift
cents ami witness the result.
Mr. C. bas also favored us with an eli
gant gold pen a supply of various kim
of which he bus just received. O ?VC the
a trial.
When a person is seriously injured I.
accident, hi?chances for axpeedy recovoi
depend, to a great extent, on having h
mind, ;ts well as body, at ease. Ho wi
has taken the precaution to insure hims?
against accidents, and bas a sum snfhcie
for Ids support while laid np guarantee
must certainly reel more at ease than oi
who bas n<<t, and this ease is favorable
his recovery. So say tho surgeons.
Look at the matter in what 'light y<
jilease, t lu re is no reason why a mau shou
not always havu on hand an accident p
hey, when it can bo so readily and oas
Um.ioMTS SERVICES Tuts D.w. Trio
('burch Kev. 1*. .1. Shand. itt.i n. m. a
5 p. m.
PresbyterianChnreh Rev.W. E. Log}
pastor, lui a. m. and ;"> p. m.
Raplist Church Rev. J. L. Reynolds,!
a. m. and SJ p. m. tt.-v. Wm. T. Capers
p. m.
St. Peter's Church Rev. J. .1. O'Conn?
in a. m. and "< p. m.
bm beran ( burch Rev. A. li. Rude, 1
a. m.
Manon Street Chin ch Rev. T.
Wannamaker, lol a. m. and sj p. m. ll
E. fl. ( ?age, !? p. ni.
Christ Chnreh Lecture Room- Kev. J.
Pringle, Rector, 10i a. m. and "> p. m.
PROVOST COURT. The Court was oe
pied, yesterday, nub thc following cast
The Culled Sin/, s rs. Wm. Hope, fe,
iii i.i. Charge Disorderly conduct on
street. Found guilty, and sentenced to ?
a ?ino of $10, or thirty days hard labor.
77ie ('lided Stoles rs." Ephraim Pot
and Will, lii/num, freedmen. Ch arg
Cow-stealing. Found guilty, and seilten
to sixty dav? hard labor.
The Untied States rs. Wilton ({Uiver.
Alonzo Page, freedmen. Charge -Turi
cuing to take the life of a citizen.
Court ordered the defendants to enter i
bond and surety, in the snm of S1,000
keep thc peace and he on their good bt
vior for om- vear.
The Catted Slates rs. Thurles Mi
Wilstm Clover, W. ll. Thomas, il. lt. M
Jjeiris Sn,flair omi Anderson Threew
freedmen. Charge Retailing spirits
liquors without a license. Pound gu
aiul lined i lo in each case.
" Perform thy duty, good son.
And do as thy fat her before thee has do
This (dd English adage is being e\
plitied m the case of young Newton,
only sou of om old friend, (?iles (1.
sign and decorative painter, gilder,
graver, and, in fact, adept at any nun
of other useful as well as ornamental
cupations. Everyday, father and son
bc seen, at the shop, oil Washington stl
pr< paring signs,etc., not only for the
/.. ns ol' Columbia, but, also, for tho;
remote section?. Mr. Newton, like
majority ol our citizens, lost heavily b;
burning of Columbia, but. nothing du
od, be immediately went to work niant
and is again doing a thriving busil
May the old gentleman be spared I
number of years to pursue the even t
of bis way; but when, at last, bc is
prlled lo ''shuffle off this mortal coil,"
bis son to usc a homely express;
"st? p into bis old shoes," and mal
Useful i i Hi. eli us hi- Cither has
THE Buns IX. OF COLUMBIA. -AU inter?
esting account ot tue .''Hack and Destruc?
tion or tho City of Columbia, K. C.," baa
Jil?* bee.? issued, in pamphlet form, h om
the Phoenix power press. Order?, tilled to
any extent. Bingle ?opie* GO cents.
SUNDAY GPARDH-We are not advised
that the following sharp hit applies to auv
in this city, but nevertheless the OOilit of
the joke ia pretty Rood:
Mav 2.'1, 186fi.
object of this corps being to seek
"Tlie bubble reputation
At the church's month,"
the members thereof will report for dat v
at the Methodist and Presbyterial.
Churches, punctually at ll o'clock, ou
every Sunday morning. ?r
At the close of the services, the mein
liers of the corps will push forward lo the
church door and form a dress parade im?
mediately in front of tho steps. The denser
the line, and the nearer to the foot ol the
steps, the more agreeable, of c<nffl^t.j
the ladies coming down thom.
Tlie command will be armed defensively
with a largo amount of brass, and offensive?
ly with a cpiizzir.g glass. Each man will be
provided with a reserve supply of side-re?
marks and pointed observations, also with
several rounds of applause, in case any?
body should say a good thing.
Thc men aro enjoined to ?boot low.
"Always aim at the feet of the enemy."
The object of this parade being to evince
in a delicate way the loyal respect and
reverence which we bear to women, the
General Conimauding is happy to inform
his solo i (-rs that hu has oral testimony to
the effect that his chivalric observance is
duly appreciated by those whom we thus
"delight to honor."
He takes this occasion, also, to congra?
tulate the command upon tho regularity
with which they have heretofore been
found at their posts complete; but a few
select recruits will still be received. Tlie
books will be kept open for that purpose
until Sunday, the 27th inst.
By order of
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. - Attentiou ia call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published*thia morning for the first
W. T. Walter Notice to Creditors.
P. B. Glass- Gold Pens, fcc.
Apply at this Office -Testament Lost.
J. H. McMahon-Water Works Ordm'ce.
C. II. baldwin-Fresh Groceries.
Their True Object.
The New York Herald, of Thurs?
day, concludes an article as follows:
"But where lies the difficulty which
prevents the re-admission to Con?
gress of tho excluded States? They
are sufficiently reconstructed for all
practical purposes, and why, then,
are they still excluded? Simply be?
cause the Bepubiican leaders are
afraid that, with tho restoration of
the outside Southern States, the ba?
lance of power might prove strong
enough to overthrow the KepubUcan
party. Hence, this constitutional
amendment, with two or three sugar
plums for Buncombe, is so shaped,
together with the bills depending
upon it, in regard to the disfranchise?
ment of rebels and the regulation of
representation by the test of negro
suffrage, that it will inevitably take
several years to perfect the scheme.
Meantime, it is expected that the Re?
publican party will weather the Pre-?
sidential election under their close
corporation arrangements, and thus
secure a good foothold for an indefi?
nite extension of their term of power,
with or without the continued exclu?
sion of the Southern States, as may
be found most convenient.
"This is the scheme of the domi?
nant party in Congress, and the only
way to meet it and defeat it, and to
open the door to the complete resto?
ration of the Union, is by the defeat
of the radicals in the approaching
Congressional elections. All men of
all parties, therefore, who are in favor
nf a restoration of the Union, or who
desire to escape the dangers of an
imperial system on the nuns of the.
Constitution, will do well to begin to
work at once for a revolution in the
?ext Congress. Shall we have a ra?
dica.! or conservative majority in the
next House of Representatives ? That
is the important question now before
the people, for upon it may depend
the experiment of an empire in the
place of the 'great republic.' "
Alfred H. Moses, Esq., formerly
nf Charleston, but recently Clerk of
the Confederate States Court for the
District of Alabama, has been indict?
ed for treason in the United States
District Court of that State. Mr.
Moses liad previously been pardoned
hy President Johnson. He was ad?
mitted to bail iu the sum of $15,000.
LINA.-"We are gratiMod to learn that
Dr. R. A. Kinloch has been recently
elected to the chair of the Profesaor
?hip of Materia Medica and Thera?
peut i.-.s iu this institution, to fill the
vacancy occasioned by the recent de?
mise of Dr. Frost.
[Charleston Courier.
Several meteoric stones fell at
Nashville on the 12th, neal- the rail?
road depot. They were of a bluish
;olor, and were quite hot when first
discovered. Geologists say that
lothiug similar luis been found--i
my part of the world.
We leam from the Louisiana papers
diat very considerable progress has
been made in laying the rails of the
Southern route to tlie Pacific It is
thought that the road will be in mu?
ling order bi Marshall by the first of
Colored witnesses have been al
owed lo testify in a civil suit in tho
United States Court at Springfield,

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