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Friday Morning, March 27, 1868.
Engllili Liberal? on American Kadi,
Some of tho most conspicuous of
those English radicals to whom the
ultrai8ts in this country have gene?
rally looked for aid and comfort,
seam to be becoming apprehensive of
tho results of the extravagances of
their political allies in tho United
States npon the progress of i? o Libe?
ral party in England. Tho protest
of Bright against tho impeachment
of the President, the -warning voico
of Mill, and last, and most signifi?
cant of all, the lato fnlmination of
the literary Jupiter of English radi?
calism, Goldwin Smith, has fallen
like bomb-Bholls in the radical camp
in this country. Goldwin Smith,
one of the most distinguished of the
professors of Oxford University, and
an intenso sympathizer with Ameri?
can radicalism-an object of well
nigh idolatrous admiration to tho
most, cultivated of the radical lead?
ers in this conntry, ns well as to the
rank and file of tho "loyal leaguers"
-bas written a letter to tho London
Times, in which ho speaks of those
who are hard at work impeaching
tho President "for differing with
them in opinion," as seeking, "by
inflammatory speeches and measures
of violence, to spur enthusiasm
again to the revolutionary pitch, and
by so doing, they increaso and
precipitate re-action." Tho learned
professor proceeds to say, "that at
present the Anglo-Saxon and the
negro aro separated from each other
by almost tho whole diapason of hu?
manity; that social fusion is impos?
sible, and that without social fusion,
political fusion is very difficult." He
speaks of impeachment as "tending
only to put tho feelings of the mass
of this people, weary of extreme
measures and alarmed for tho Consti?
tution, on the President's side." Ho
prononuces tho whole radical scheme
of reconstruction "irrational," and,
"most unkindest cut of all," de?
clares that "the doctrino of State
rights itself has always seemed to
him sound," and that he, the great
philosopher and idol of American
radicalism, had "always held that
federation, not centralized nationali?
ty, was the destined system of tho
new world-the only system by
which tho blessings of union could
be extended to the communities of a
whole continent, nnd reconciled with
liberty, self-govornment and inde?
pendence of mind." What a judg?
ment that is to come from tho very
summit of the radical Olympus. One
might imagine, says the Baltimore
Sun, it waa an extract from the forth?
coming work of A. H. Stephens, in?
stead of the renowned radical of
England, Goldwin Smith.
PARAGUAY HOLDS OUT STILL.-Ono
of tho most remarkable wars in our
day is that between Brazil with her
allies and tho comparatively small
State of Paraguay. The courage and
devotion of the Paraguayans aro
groatly above thc same qualities in
tho averago of South Americun
nations. Paraguay is entitled to dis?
tinction as tho. bravest and most con?
stant of them all. The odds against
her were immense; but she has held
her ground nobly-even women and
children serving on tho battle-field.
At last accounts ti.r besieging army
was becoming quito discontented,
and some of tho allies wero taking
ground against tho further prosecu?
tion of tho war.
Advices from St. Thomas and Porto
Ittco to tho 17th instant state that a
strong shock of an earthquake had
boon experienced, and business was
paralyzed. Tho inhabitants wero
ilooing to tho vessels in tho port for
safety. Tho cholera had abated.
Relief for the South.
Tho bill reported in the State
Senate of Maryland, by Mr. Earle,
Chairman of the Finance Commit?
tee, appropriating $20,000 additional
for the relief of the ?ofearing people
of the Sooth, more particularly its
women and children, is an net of
sympathy with the impoverished and
helpless which is worthy of tho com?
monwealth and of its traditional hu?
manity, of the consistent generosity
and liberality to those who have been
called upon to bear tho worst conse?
quences of tho war. That thero is
absoluto and pressing need of all tho
assistance that public and private be?
nevolence can contribute, is a most
m ou ruf ul fact, aud to suoh an extent
does this exist that, as the bill refer?
red to above truly sots forth, "many
of them (tho Southern people) aro
without the necessaries of life, and
not a few reduced to starvation for
the want of food." It may well bo
doubted whether, says tho Baltimore
Sun, at this time, there is a people
under tho sun visited with such a
combination of miseries as tho peo?
ple of the South. Unhappily, it is
not in tho powor of the most benevo?
lent to save them from some of tho
calamities with which they are
threatened, but wo may at least re?
lieve these heart-rending cries for
bread, a duty incumbent even upon
those of their enemies who profess to
be governed by the principles of tho
Christian faith. Tho bill introduced
by Mr. Earle very properly selects
tho Ladies' Southern Industrial As?
sociation and tho Ladies' Southern
Relief Association, of Baltimore,
whose experience and labors qualify
them for tho task, to take charge of
and distributo tho sum appropriated,
so os to sccuro tho largest amount of
relief to tho suffering people, and
especially the suffering females of the
The Democratic Club of Richland
District respectfully invite a conven?
tion of delegates from all tho Dis?
tricts of thc State, to bo held at
Gregg's Hall, in this city, on Thurs?
day, tho 2d of April next, at half-past
7 o'clock P. M. A full representation
is earnestly desired.
J. P. THOMAS,
F. w. MCMASTER,
W. C. SWAFFIELD,
The gentlemen elected vice-Presi?
dents of the Democratic Club of
Richland District, aro requested to
report to the President of the club,
in Columbia, at their earliest conve?
RICH'D O'NEALE, JR., Seoy.
MOST HoiimnbE MUHDE?.-On tho
night of Wednesday, tho 18th inst.,
Mrs. Elkins, a married lady, living
in the Dark-Corner section of our
District, was most barbarously mur?
dered. Mrs. Elkins was still a young
woman, the mother of three small
children, the youngest an infant of
i. o months. We aro informed that
Mr. Wm. Elkins, tliG husband and fa?
ther, who is a maimed Confederate sol?
dier, was absent from homo, at tho
timo this murder was committed, on a
visit to an undo living in tho neigh?
borhood. And that when ho return?
ed to his home, at 10 o'clock nt
night, tho unfortunate man found
the dead body of his wifo lying in tho
yard, the fuco and head most horribly
crushed aud shattered, as if by blows
from au uxo or hoavy iron shovel.
Av.0. that thc absence or uer hus?
band, no one remained with Mrs.
Elkins save her children and the
nurse of her infant, tho latter a young
colored girl. On Saturday last, seven
nogrocs, six men and one woman,
tho nurse abovo mentioned, if we mis?
take not, wero brought from Dark
Corner and lodged iu tho jail of this
town. -Ethjefwld Advertiser.
Tho negroes of Madison, Georgia,
failing to get tho land and mules
promised, run n radical electioneer?
ing agent out of town tho other day.
ORGANIZATION OF A DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
A largo and enthusiastic meeting
of tho citizens of Richland District
was held iu Gregg's Hall, yesterday,
ai 12 u'uluuk. ? number of colored
men congregated in the ball, and re?
mained during the entire meetiug.
On motion, John McKenzie, Esq.,
was requested to act as tetnporory
Chairman, and.Geo. Syniniers, Esq.,
Secretary. ? Committee, consisting*
of Messrs. Robert Bryce, J. D. Pope,
F. W MoMaster, D. B. DeSanssure
and L. P. Miller, was appointed, to
prepare business and nominate per?
manent officers. After a short ab?
sence, the Committee returned, and
through their Chairman, reported
a preamble and resolutions, favoring
the formation of a Democratic Club,
to act in harmony with tho Democra?
tic party of the country; which were
A committee, consisting of the fol?
lowing gentlemen, was then appoint?
ed, for the purpose of nominating
officers for the association: Messrs.
J. G. Gibbes, Dr. D. H. Trezevant,
R. H. Walton, E. Hope, Dr. Weston.
A. Pnlmer, John Waties, John
Adams, John Dent, Dr. Darby., On
their return, the following report was
submitted and unanimously adopted:
President.-Capt. Wm. B. Stanley.
John Meighan, J. G. Gibbes, John
Alexander, Dr. D. W. Ray, J. G.
Lykes, John Dent, W. H. Stack, E.
D. Gillmore, Preston Bookter.
Central Executive Committee.-J. P.
Thomas, F. W. McMaster, Presley
Brown, Edward Hopo, Wm. Swuf
Secretary.-Richard O'Nealc, Jr.
Treasurer. -George Symmers.
Committee on Correspondence.-Jo?
seph D. Pope, Dr. Wm. Reynolds,
D. B. DeSanssure, Jasper Roath, E.
Col. McMaster and D. B. DeSans?
sure, Esq., were appointed a com?
mittee to conduct tho President to
the Chair. On taking his seat, Mr.
Stanley stated that ho was a Demo?
crat-bad lived one and expected to
die one. He was disfranchised, and
for that reason preferred not filling
tho Chair. (Col. McMuster replied
to these objections, by Btating that
this was a Constitutional organiza?
tion, and it was hoped that nil the
disfranchised would be enfranchised
ere long. J Tho Vice-presidents pre?
sent occupied seats on either side of
the Chairman, nud tho permanent
Secretaries took their seats at the
The reading of the Constitution
was then proceeded with, and dis?
cussed section by sectiou.
Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, G, 7 and 8,
were adopted unanimously, without
discussion. Tho ninth section was
read, when Mr. White, of Gadsden,
moved that tho words, "any malo
citizen," be substituted for "any free
white man." Ho asserted that ho
was not a radical; and he believed
that thero were a number of colored
Democrats. The United States Con?
gress had declared tho negro a citi?
zen, and it would be as easy a matter
to stem the current of the Nile with
bulrushes as to stop this thing.
Col. J. P. Thomas seconded tho
motion of Mr. White, andan animated
debato ensued, participated iu by
Messrs. FickUng, Pope and othors;
but as the whole matter was reconsi?
dered, we omit our report of tho dis?
On motion of D. B. DeSanssure,
E?q., tho word "twenty-one," in same
section was stricken out and "eight?
Mr. E. Hunt desired that tho Pre?
sident should explain the meaning of
tho term "Democrat," but as the
question was not pertinent to the
matter under discussion, he was de?
clared out of order.
A misapprehension having arisen,
a discussion ensued. Col. McMas?
ter stated that it was oxpcc'ed that
the intelligent portion of tho colored
people would co-opernto with this as?
sociation. He contended that the.
Southern DnonlAtwero thsbfist friends
of tho colored people, and tho future
would provo it.
Mr. Whito withdrew his amend?
ment, and the ninth article was
Articles 10 and ll were then adopt?
ed, aud on motion of Mr. Pickling,
the Constitution was adopted as a
yyholo, as follows:
I A HT. 1. This association shall bo
knowe by tho namo of "Tho Demo?
cratic Club of Richland District."
Air?. 2. The objocts of tho associa?
tion shall bo to co-operate with the
Democratic party of thc United
Stat?B, for the purpose of perpetuat?
ing a white man's Government, main?
taining the Constitution and the
Union, and preserving our Republi?
can institutions, State and Federal,
in thoir orig::::;I parity, ns handed
down to us by our fathers.
ABT. 3. Thp officers of the associa?
tion shall consist of a President and
ten vice-Presidents, two Secretaries
and a Treasurer.
Awr. 4. Each vice-President shall
be the President of a ward club in tho
city; aud in the country, of a club to
be established in each election pre?
cinct as heretofore existing in the
ANT. 5. There shall be ono central
executive committee, to consist of five
members; and one committee of five
members to be styled "The Commit?
tee on Correspondence. "
ART. G. The Democratic Club of
Richland shall have its regular meet?
ing once in every two weeks; and at
all timos shall bo subject to tho cull
of the President.
AKT. 7. The ward clubs of tho
city nnd the country clubs shall
meet whenever they shall be called
togothor by their respective Presi?
ART. 8. The ward clubs and coun?
try clubs shall have power to make
such regulations for their govern?
ment, as may be deemed necessary.
ART. 9. Any free white man of the
age of eighteen years, a resident of
tho District, may become a member
by signing this Constitution, in book
to be kept for that purpose, or send?
ing in their letter asking member?
ship, which letter shall be filed by tho
Secretary of the Club.
ART. 10. Distinguished members
of the Democratic party, North and
South, may be elected honorary
ART. ll. At any mooting of the
Club, whore there shall be present
100 members, t' :s Constitution may
be altered or amended, or other arti?
ficies added thereto, by a majority of
On motion"; tho Secretary of the
association was instructed to obtain a
substantial book, and enroll tho
names of all citizens desiring to con
uect themselves with tho association.
Mr. McKenzie offered tho follow?
ing resolution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the di fieront ward
and country clubs aro earnestly re?
quested to organize forthwith and to
thoroughly canvass their wards, and
to report the names and number of
members to the Chairman of the cen?
Mr. D. 13. DeSaussuro then read
tho following letter, received bj
Mayor Stark, from Hon. G. Cannon,
formerly a member of the State Se?
SPARTAXBCRO C. TL. t
March 24, 18GS.
Hon. T. Stark.
DEAR SIR: I see a call in the P7ior
nix for a mass meeting of the citizens
of Richland District, to form a Dis
trrct Association, for tho purpose o
co-operating with the National De
mocratic party of tho United States
Wo are rejoiced to soe that you ar<
I putting the ball fn motion at the sea
of (Government. I hope every Dis
trict in tho State may fall into lim
immediately; wo have no timo tx
lose. Act on must bo our watch
word. The people of this Distric
have now formed constitutional clnbi
I in nearly overy section-numbering
about 1,000 substantial citizens; ant
on next Saturday we aro to forn
I some fivo or six more. I feel prone
in saying that our people ave hehir,
roused up fully alive to the importan
issues of tho day. We hope to bi
able to carry our District in th?
coming election, and send good ant
true men. We will enter our ?trotes
against the Constitution, hy votin?
against it. Put we respectfully aug
gest the propriety of calling a con
vention of tho State, to moot in Co
lumbia, ou Wednesday, tho -first daj
of April, or day after; so that b;
sale-day in April, the whole Stat
may be prepared to net in concert
Tho mongrol convention that ha
been sitting in Charleston had non
to oppose; but with a fow Rood an?
tine men io opposo and expose them
it might have a happy effect At al
events, it is worth tho effort. Ver;
respectfully, your obedient servant,
P. S.-Should it bo thonght ad
visable that a convention bo held, th
call would very properly como fron
Columbia. CK C.
The proposition of tho meating n
Newberry being most heartily con
curred in, it was moved aud seconde*
that delegates from all tho District
of tho State, he invited to assemble i:
convention in this city, ou Thursday
tho 2d April next.
Local Ttems. I
The Phoenix Weekly Letter Shel
Prices Current and Market Report
will bo issued this (Friday) afternoon.
Thoso desiring copies, will hand in
their orders as early as practicable.
Charles Mi oort furnished us a glass
of excellent icc cream yesterday
morning. His garden udjoins Jan
ney's Hall, on Assembly street.
The burning out of a chimney,
yesterday afternoon, caused the bell
to sound the alarm of fire. The
engines were out promptly, but then
services were not required.
PAIUDONED.-Robert Williams, a
freedman, who was sentenced to
eight months' imprisonment, for the
accidental killing of another freed?
man named Charles Morgan, bas
j been pardoned by Gov. Orr.
A night or two ago, a Mr. Little?
john, of Spartanburg, stepped out of
a door in Mr. A. M. Hunt's building,
on Gervais street, and broke his
thigh. Tho sufferer is under the
care of Dr. R. W. Gibbes.
Tho Wiuusboro and Chester papers
state that Sergeant Bates was kindly
received by the citizens of those
places. In Wiunsboro, he stopped
with Mr. Marcus Brown, and in
Chester at the Nicholson House.
RUNAWAY.-A horse, attached to
a buggy, rau off, yesterday afternoon,
smashed tho vehicle and thew the
occupants-two ladies and three chil?
dren-out. One of tho ladies, Mrs.
Hie, was slightly injured, and two
of the children severely-one, it is
feured, having his leg broken. The
team belonged to Mr. E. Hie.
Tho Southern Dramatic Associa?
tion will appear, for the third time,
in Calisthenic Hall, this evening,
when the drama of Michael Erle will
be presented, with Mr. Lawrance as
tho Maniac Lover. To be followed
by the farce of the "Limerick Boy."
Mr. Bailey's histrionic pupils ere
COMPLETED. -Tho Masonic and
Firemen's hall and engine house, on
Washington street, has been com?
pleted, and will shortly be occupied
by the different societies. Tho Inde?
pendent's will bouse their apparatus
in the new building this afternoon,
and on Tuesday next tho Masons will
dedicate their hall. A banquet in
the evening will wind up the ceremo?
CHANGE OP SCHEDULE.-By a de?
spatch from Mr. Superintendent
I Peake, we learn that the schedule of
the trains ovor tho South Carolina
Railroad will bo changed as follows,
on and after Sunday next, tho 29th
instant: Leave Columbia at G a. m.. \
and arrive in Columbia at 3.50 p. m.
Phalon's "Flor do Mayo," the new
perfume for the handkerchief, is
creating considerable excitement
among the five-twenties, also among
tho sweet sixteens. Jackson has it
LEGAL.-If possession is nine
points of the law, what is the tenth ?
Disappointment, and it's as big as
the other niuo put together, and
much moro common.
MAIL AVANCEMENTS.-Tho pos!,
office open during the week from S'?
il, ui. lo ? p. tu. On Sundays, from
l?fiito2>? p. m.
Tho Charleston and Westoru mails
aro open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery nt
IO1,< a. m., climes at 1 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery f>: !
d. m., closes at 8 p. m.
MKW A?DV?KT(SKMI NTS.-Attention i? call?
ad to tho following advertisements, |?ub
iifhod this Qtorniu : !<>r Ifen lire' lime
Meeting Independent Fire Companv.
W.T. walter- Auction Bale.
D. C. Peixotio bon-Bacon.
E. A Q-. 1?. nope- Tobacco, Ac.