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. Sunday Morning, March 8, 1868. Tho Europe?? Conscription?.'.'' It is stated by the Loiklon Times, that thre? day? after thc nc- J^ncu army bill became a law, Marshal Niel ordered the censers to be taken'of those youths who had been uxempted from military service in 1864, '65 and 'GG, but who will now be called upon j to enter the national guard mobile. It is adc*sd that, four days later, . again the bill fixing the. contingent for 1868 at 100,000 conscripta, was laid before tho legislative body, creat? ing a painful sensation among tho peasantry and the poorer working classes, who are not able to buy sub? stitutes. The condition of alhiirs in <3ermany ia said to be scarcely less ?deplorable. The laborious and pro? ductivo classes of both countries are being dragged from tho cultivation of tho soil to rend and devour each other in quarrels in which they have no interest, nnd feel no interest, whilst women are seen at work in tho fields and highways, supplying their places. We boast a great deal of the civilization and of the progress of popular ideas in the nineteenth cen? tury, but such facts ns these afford a poor illustration of it. Would we feel much inclined to felicitate our? selves upon the progress of the phy? sical world from chaos to stability and safety, if earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions were of such fre? quent occurrence, that it would re? quire nearly a million of men in ?vory nation to provide safeguards against the danger, notwithstanding ?which they should periodically break forth, and, in every generation, sweep off multitudes of tho human race? Yet this is a precise analogy of the condition of the political world of Europe. A few rival sovereigns stand with their swords at their sides and subservient legislative chambers at their feet, and at a word the great masses of the working, industrious people, in the flower of their youth, aro seized npon and appropriated os food for powder. If the people of this country would savo themselves and their children from those horrors which follow the concentration of all authority in a few hands, how should they struggle to save the free institu? tions of the United States from the subversion with which they are now threatened. -?-??-? THE RESUT/T OF THE STIUKE.-The strike among the colored stevedores has ceased to be a sensation, and in fact it has virtually como to au end by a compromise, but it has had one beneficial and, wo hopo, permanent result, which was not calculated upon by tho insubordinate negroes. It has brought white labor into compe? tition with negro labor in this par? ticular line of work, and the compe? tition once begun, tho blackamoors are likely to be pushed out of the way. Tho gang of white men, some twenty-livo in number, that we men? tioned as at work on the ship Mis? souri some days ago, still find em? ployment in the same line, and do their duty well. Auother gang is, we learn, about to be formed by two young men well acquainted in the city, who aro mechanics, out of em? ployment, and have been employed recently in tho phosphate diggings on tho Ashepoo. They say that they have already seventy men enrolled, to form a sort of co-operative labor society, to make contracts for load? ing vessels and share tho profits be tweon them. This is tho right spirit, and if the society is properly organ? ized, and a man olected to act as boss stevedore, who uudorstands the busi? ness, they will, no doubt, get om ployment and make money. I Charleston Mercury, ? ? ? ?- - A paper, describing a largo farm which tho advertiser wants to sell, adds tho following: "The surround? ing country is most beautiful; also two wagons and a yoke of steers." Why is kissing a girl liko eating soup with a fork? Because you can't get ouough. ? H. i ? m y\ : - , KuiTratf? In (he SorlUern HatM. There h re bal five of tho Northern States, and these five aro Naw Engr hind 8tt?8, which mako nodistiuctiou in the right of suffrage on account of color. Minno gives tho yright of suffrage tn JTBArw rna]ti C*AVs?" ?f tliG Uui?u? ?tates vfh? has resided in tho State three months, excepting paupers, persons under guardianship, and In? dians not taxed. Now Hampshire admits as electors "every malo inhabitant," excepting paupers, and persous excused from paying tuxes'nt their own request. Vermont gives the ballot to "every man" twenty-ono yours old who hus resided one year in the State. Massachusetts admits every mule citizen twenty-one years old, except? ing paupers and persons under guar? dianship; but no person can vote or be oligiblo to oflico who is not nble to read the Constitution in the Eng? lish language and write his nanto. Rhode Island gives the ballot to every malo citizen of full age, oue year iu the State, six months in the town, and who owns real estate worth $134, or renting $7 per year; and to overy native male oitizen, twenty-ono years old, two years in the State, six 'months in the town, duly registered, who has paid SI tax or done militia service within the year. Connecticut gives the ballot to nil white citizens of full oge who havo resided one your in tho State, aud six months in tho town. Negroes who were free men (if any such sur? vive) at the adoption of tho State Constitution iu 1818 may vote. The question of negro suffrage was sub? mitted to the people October 2,1865; whole vote, 60,706; majority against, 6,272-in o State that in April of the same year gave n radical majority of 11,035. Now York-overy male citizou of full age, ten days a citizen, one year in tho State, four months iu tho County, and thirty days in the Dis? trict. But no negro eau vote unless he has been three years a citizen of the State, and for one year a free? holder worth $250 over incum brauces, and on which he has paid a tax. New Jersey-"every white malo citizen" of full age, resident one yenr in the State, and five months in the County, excepting paupers, idiots, insane persons and persons convicted of crimes excluding them from being witnesses. Pennsylvania-every white freeman resident ono year in the State aud teu days in the District. Ohio-overy white male citizen of full age resident oue year in the State. Negro suffrage was submit? ted to the people in 1867 with the following result: for, 216,987; against, 225,310; majority against, 38,353. Wisconsin admits every while citi? zen of full nge; persons of Indian blood declared citizeus by act of Congress aud civilized persons of In? dian descent; but tho amendment to Stato Constitution to strike out the word "white," was rejected in No? vember, 1SG5, bj- 8,059 majority. Minnesota-tho same as Wiscousin with regard to white citizeus, and admits Indians certified by District Court to be tit for citizenship. In November, 1865, the State rejected negro suffrage by 2,000 majority, and nguiu in 1807 by 1,298 majority. Oregon-overy white citizen of full age, six months resident in the State, and every alien of full age, resident oue year in tho United States, but "no negro, Chinaman, or mulatto. Indiaua-every white malo citizou of the Uuited States, resident one year in tho State, but "no negro or mulatto shall have the right of suffrage. Michigan-every white malo citi zon of full ago, and to overy civilized male Iudiau not belonging to any tribe. Missouri-the Constitution of 18G5 excludes blacks from voting. Illinois-every white malo citizen of full ago resideut one year in the Stato. Kansas-nvery wliito male citizen adult, residont six months in tho State. Tho quostiou of negro suf? frage was presented iu is?>7, und in a total voto of 29,904, was rejected by a majority of 8,938. Califonia-overy white malo United States citizou (or of Mexico, who elected to become a citizen under tho treaty of Quernturo,) of full ugo; no Chinaman, negro or mulatto can vote. Nevada-law similar to that of Oregon. "Tho Thirty-four Counties desig? nated as West Virginia" do not per? mit negroes to vote. Congress pass? ed a bill enfranchising negroes in District of Columbia, December 14, 1866, in Senate, 32: yens, 18 nays;.in House, 12G yeas, 4& nay?; President Johnson vetoed bill January 7,": 1867; same day Benoite repaaserf the bill, yeas 29, nays 10, and' the Houso Ivy 113 yeas to 38 nays- whan the bill became a law. May 15, 1866, Hohse, passed a bill that "ibero shall be no denial of the elootion franchise to citizens of the United States because of race or color, and all persons shall be equal before the law"-to amend tho organic aots of the Territories of Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota, Mon? tana, Washington, Idaho, Arizona, Utah nnd New Mexico. The vote was 79 yeas to 43 nays. January 10, 1867, the Senate adopted a substitute, that there should be no denial of the elective franchise "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude" in any of tho Territories of the United States now or hereafter to bo organized. The bill wos passed by 24 yeas to 8 nays, and in the House, Hame day, yeas 104 and nays 88. This bill b?cnmo a law by failure of the President to sign tho bill, or return it with veto, within ten days after its presentation. Reports from all parts of Italy, leave no doubt that that country is in great danger of the outbreak of civil war. The expelled princes, and in particular tho ex-King of Naples, have of late been very active in pre? paring insurrections in favor of their restoration. The ex-King of Naples has even rc-appoiuted his entire cabinet. Cardinal Antonelli, ordi? narily noted for his reserve, has been heard to express his conviction that Napoleon hus lost all sympathy with Italian unity; that there will soon be a war between Italy oid France, and that this war will result in the re? establishment of the expelled princes and the nniou of the several Italian States into nu Italian Confederation. The adherents of these re-aotionary Boheraes havo been greatly encour? aged by the indecision of the Italian Qovernment and by the general despondency of nearly all the parties represented in the Italian Parlia? ment.-Neiv York Tribune. "Billy," asked a Sunday school teacher, "what did the Israelites do after they crossed the Red Sea?" "I dnnno, but I guess they dried them? selves." BACON. JUST received 10 hogsheads prime O. B. SIDES. For sale low at March 8 2 D. U. PEIXQTTO A SOX. NOTICE. CONSUMERS OF OAS will olease at tond to tho payment of their bills, for tho month of February, without dolay. JACOB LEVIN, March 8 8 Secretary Oas Company. PATAPSC0 GUANO, THAT most reliablo FERTILIZER, a few barrels remaining on hand, and will be disposed of at a reduced price to close it out. Apply at my Auction Room, corner Plain and Assembly streets. March 8 3_JACOB LEVIN. Desirable Family Residence. THE above is situated on tho corner of Sumter and Lady streets-knowu as tho Oracoy Uonso->with every convenience for a family. To a reliablo tenant, terms will bo moderato. Apply at my Auction Room, Corner Plain and Assumblv streets. March V JACOB LEVIN. $100 Reward-Horses Stolen. 4% STOLEN from tho subscribers, /?j-rvon WEDNESDAY NIGHT, the CY/\ tho 4th of March, two HORSES, '?""".one a chesnut sorrel, 16 hands high, heavy body, pacing horse, moves with his tail to tho lott; about seven years old. The other a black horse, seven years old, 16 hands high, heavy maue and tad, slim body, rapid pacor. Fifty dollars re? ward wUl bo given for tho recovery of each of those horses. JACOB B. BEDENBAUOH, ANDREW BEDENBAUOH, Frog Level, Nowberry Dist., S. C. March 8 3 4ST Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel copy tim o times, and scud bill to Herald office, Newberry, S. C. In the District Court of the United States for the District of South Carolina. THIS is to give notice that a petition has been tiled in tho District Court of the United States, by LEWIS CARR, of Columbia, South Carolina, in said District, duly declared a bankrupt, under th.? |Ujt sf Ccujjrcss, (l?litied, "An Act to establish a uniform system of bankruptcy through? out the United States," approved March 2, 1WH, for a dischargo and certificate thereof, from all his debts, and other claims provable under said Act; and that tho 23d day of March inst., at 12 o'clock M., is assigned for tho Loaring of tho same, before W. J. Clawson, ono of the Registers pf Bankruptcy of said court, at Yoikvillo, South Carolina, when and whore you may attend, and shew cause, if any you have, why tho prayer of the said petition should not bo granted. J. P. M. EPPING, United States Marshal, as Messenger. Ry S. W. CLAWSON, March S 3-8 15 21 Doputy Messenger. Iaooal T.toma. Prof. Sargent will give an enter? tain ment to-morrow evening, at Ca? listhenic Hall, for tho benefit of the LB?I?*??' Industrial Absoejaciunj We bespeak n full house for this truly benevolent object.1 Passengers going through Augusta will, hereafter, bo saved tho incon? venience of omnibus transfer between the depots th thut. city, ns tho Au? gusta pupers rinnounce that, on and after Monday next, tho passenger trains on tho South Curoliua Rail? road will run direct to the depot of the Georgia road. RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAT. Trinity Church-Rov. P. ,T. Shaud, i ector. 10>? a. m. and 3 p. m. Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E. Bo|gs, pastor, 10J? a. m. nnd 7 p. m. St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J. O'Connell, 10 a. m. and 3 p. m. Washington Street Chnpel-Rev. Wm. Martin, 10? .< a. m. and 3j.< p. m. Mi.'ion Street Ohurch-Rev. S. H. Browne, IO1:,' n. m. nnd 3V? p. m. Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A. R. Rude, 10 >? a. m. Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Rey? nolds, lO1^ a. m. Christ Church Congregation-Theo? logical Seminary Chapel-Service nt 10 n. m. UNIVERSITY LECTUUES.-These lec? tures; which were begun at the com? mencement of the winter, havo lost uoue of their interest. The loot ure by Professor Rivers, on Thursday evening hist, had great literary merit. His theme was, "Tho conneotiou of Epic Poems with the history of the times iu which they were produced, illustrated from Homer, Virgil, Tusso and Milton." These great Evange? lists of the human mind, ns they have been styled, were severally presented os types and reflections of the epochs in which they lived, as phases of humanity exhibiting the opinions and conditiou of their times. A full appreciation of their great epics, therefore, is only to be reached by a knowledge of their historical connec? tions. It is but moderate praise to say that Professor Rivers enforced his views with nil that fullness of learning, ripeness of thought and finish of style, for which ho is distin? guished. JEWISH FEAST AND FESTIVAL. ? Thursday last was the Jewish fast of Esther. To-day tho festival of Purim is celebrated. Of both a full and in? teresting account is given iu the Biblical Book of Esther. Esther (Hadassa) was a Persian Queen, of Jewish descent, and wife of King Ahasuerus. Hor history, as well as tho narrative of the delivery of the Jews by her from a general massacre, is given iu thc Bible. This massacre v. is to havo taken place throughout the whole Persian Empire, on the 13th of the month Adar. King Ahosuerus, incited by his jealous and viudictivo minister Haman, who was incensed by tho independent spirit of tho Jew Mordecai, resolved upon the death of all the Jews in his domi? nions, but was turned from his wick? ed purposo by Esther, who, inspired by Mordecai, saved her nation at the risk of her own life. To commemorate the most miraculous salvation of theil peoplo and the destruction of theil enemies, Mordecai and Esther intro? duced the fast of tho 13th of Adar the day of danger. It is solemnlj onjoiued upon tho Jmy?, wherever they may bo, to observo this fas! yearly at this date. Power was gi von tho Jews to defeud themselves against their enemies, and seventy and five thousand of tho latter wero destroy? ed, among them Haman ami his ton sons. Tho festival of Purim, which commemorates tho delivery of the Jews from tho wrath of Haman, is a season of entertainment nnd joy, and for sonding presents and giving alms to tho poor. FIRE-About 8 o'clock, last eveA ing, the alarm of fire was Rounded; caused by tho partial burning of an out-house, on the premises of J. H. Wells, Esq., uud uu unlinished boneo belonging to one McKenzie, (color? ed.) Tho fire was undoubtedly tho werk of nu ?incendiary. The firemen wem promptly on the spot and ren? dered valuable assistance. v MAU, AnuANOEMRNTa.-The post office opea during the week from 8}.i a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from 1?-.; to 2*? p. m.1 The Charleston aud Western mail? aro open for delivery nt 2 p. m., and close at 9 a. m. Northern-Open for delivery at 10* ? a. m., closes at 1 p. m. liroenville-Open, for delivery p. m., clomps ut 8 p. m. NlW AnvF.UTishMf. vj s.- At leUUpD I? call? ed cu Mn- following advertisements, pub? lished this mernina fur ihn tir*? linn:. M. W. Bytbowood-Anctjon Hales. Jacob Levin-Auction Sale. Jacob Levin-Patapseo Guano, ?lc. D. C. Pelxotto A bon-Bacon. I. O. O. P.-Tributo of Respect. J. B. Bedonbaugh -111)0 Reward. . '. P. M. Epping- In the Bist riot Court. Mn. Kn iron: The advertisement of the sale of the lots of Moses Win stock, was seut to your paper by mis? take. We will, therefore, thank yon to withdraw it, and publish this note in explanation. Respectfully, FICKLING & POPE. March 7, 18G8. OBITUARY. Died in Baltimore, on the morning of the loth ult., iu tho twenty* second year Of her ago, ELIZABETH CARROLL "eldest daughter of Mrs. Alexander Winchostor, and wife of Richard J. Manning. Tribute of Respect. At a rogular meeting of Palmetto Lodge No. 5, I. O. O. F., hold on tho evening of the 6th instant, tho following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopt? ed, and ordered to be published in the Columbia Phoenix: The funeral service, yet fresh in thc me? mory, has thrown tho mantling pall of gloom over this Lodge. The solemnity pervading the entire body, and the sorrow tilling every heart, make all feel that one of the pillars of our Order has fallen. As children weep over a departed parent, whose love and devotion are ever present to romind them of tho honored dead, so we, as a Lodge, mourn the demise of an Odd Fellow who loved our Order with equal tenderness; who fostered its growth and guarded its wolfaro with a devotion wavering at no sacrifico and faltering at no discouragement. Our late brother, Past Grand JOHN STOPE, has departed this lifo. His body reposes in tho silent domain of the gravo, and his soul has departed to that Lodge pro8ided,ovor by thc Great Aruhitoctof tho Universe, who rewards every son of Adam in accordance with His eternal attributes of justice and love. Huving consigned to tho tomb the mor? tal romains of our departed brother, we would, through respect to his memory, place ou record his zeal in disseminating tho noble tenet M of our Order, and per? sonal devotion lo tho great principles of Friendship, Love and Truth. This devo? tion on his part was not restricted to tho latter part of his life, but embraced tho activity of early years and tho vigor and maturity of manhood, extending oven to the day of his last sickness. During his long connection with the fraternity, he filled every prominent position that conld bo conferred by a subordinate Lodge, and was also frequently assigned to offices of responsibility by tho Grand Lodgo of tho State. In all positions, the duties entrust? ed to him were discharged in a manner that roflected back upon tho Order tho honors conferred. Resolved, That by the death of Past Grand John Stork, Palmetto Lodge baa lost a zealous and self-sacrificing member, ami tho Order ono of its most brilliant lights-ono who exerted all of his energies in promoting the wolfaro and advancing th? interdata of Odd Fellowship; and thal wo will ever consider it a duty and a pri? vilege to revero his momory and to imitate his virtues. Resolved, That wo tender to tho bereav? ed family our heart-felt sympathy and condolence with them in tho irreparable loss they have sustained. Resolved, That as a token of respect to tho momory of our late brother, tho mem? bers of tho Lodgo wear tho usual badge of mourning for the space of thirty days; and a blank page in our record book be inscribed witii his uamo and dato of his death. Resolved, That the Secretary be in* ftructed to finnish tho family a copy of the above preamble and resolutions. C. P. HARRISON, Secretary pro icm.