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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday Morning, May SO, 1809.
American citizens of African extraction
are by no means backward in urging their
claims to a share of the federal spoils.
They besiege the White House with a per?
sistency worthy of carpet-baggers of the
Caucasian race. Tho negro is imitative by
nature, and ambition stimulates him to
mimic thc m eau white" lu pursuit of office,
with unscrupulous fidelilv. Encouraged by
the su cc osa of black candidates for foreign
missions, postniasterships, osscssorships,
etc., etq.>" several colored, delegations from
Alexandria have recently waited upon the
President, we are told, with the view of se?
curing all the Federal berths in that city
not already disposed of. They were affably
reoeived, it appears, but whether or not
any sops from tho Federal soup-kettle were
promised tb them, we are nuable to say. It
has been stated that direct applications for
office have uniformly been coldly received
by the President, but perhaps h? makes an
exception in favor of the negro, in consid?ra?
tion of the fact that he has b?d?me partially
demorlized by his intimate association
with white politicians. To dominate the
whites who so long dominated him, seems
to be the darling desire of the emancipated
colored person. He appears to consider
himself th?("pfdtidentlal man" of the f?
publi?, and to believe that he crushed the
rebellion and saved tho Union. Perhaps it
might be as well not to confirm him in this
opinion by giving him power and author?
ity in the midst of an intelligent white pop?
ulation where for so many years he existed
as a "chattel.". Let him, as the New York;
Sunday Times says, by all means enjoy
every civil privil?ge which belongs to his
new. position as a freedman; but do not
exalt him too suddenly and too high.
Vaulting ambition is apt to o'erloap itself,
especially when neither sustained by ade?
quate intelligence nor relished by the com?
munity; and we would respectfully recom?
mend, that until their talents Bhall have
been developed by education and matured
by the experience of their new status, they
be suffered to remain in tho walks of private
life. They will be happier thus, than if ap?
pointed to office against the stomach of tho
A Washington correspondent says that
the report of the triple alliance of European
powers to provide against American aggres?
sions is regarded by the Cabinet as a stock?
jobbing report. It is stated that General
Grant himself is rather pleased with thc
idea, and it is very evident that he is ir
favor of a war. Some of the members ol
the Cabinet are anxious to know what pari
the Southern loaders would take iu case o:
a rupture. The Richmond Enquirer sug
gosts that they ask General Longstreet
Many "ex-rebel" soldiers, we doubt not, ii
case of a war would be willing to follov
him-into the custom houses.
WEST FLORIDA TO BE SOLD TO ALABAMA
For many mouths past the State of Alabami
has been endeavoring to purchase that por
tion of Florida lying so convenient to it
own territory, and kuown as West Florida
For several days the Commissioners of th
two States have been busily engaged in nc
gotiating a settlement. The matter bu
been decided, so far as the representative
of each State were concerned, as follows:
The portion of Florida West of the Apa
?achic?la is sold to the State of Alabama fo
the sum of ?1,000,000 of Alabama bonds
The bonds to be delivered when thc sale i
ratified in accordauce with law. This sal
or transfer has to be voted upon by tho pee
pie of West Florida; and after being ratifie
by the Alabama and Florida Legislatures, j
to be rejected or approved by Congresi
Some of the details we have not learnec
but the above are tho material facts.
AFFECTING SUICIDE.-Henderson Hooke:
who resided near Vienna, in Johnson Com
ty, Illinois, committed suicide on Friday b
hanging himself iu an out house near h
dwelling. He had previously informed b
wife that he intended to hang himself, an
she had kept a watch over his action U
some length of time; and when she saw hil
go into the building where he hunghiu
self, at the time be committed tho dee?
sho followed Lim, but he had fastened tl
door, and she was obliged to cft'ect au e;
trance by crawling under the floor. Hy th
time he had sn-t: ended himself from a bon
with a ropo around his neck. She rais<
him up, and held him until her strength b
came exhausted, when she was com peile
as afflicting as it may seem, to lot him dr<
and go after help, and a knife to ont tl
rope. When she returned he was (lend.
Miss Martha J. Cairnes, who was late
tried in Belair, Md., on the charge of mi
dering Nicholas McConac, her betrayer, ai
upon whom a verdict of not guilty was re
dered, was treated with distinguished p
liteness by the sheriff and the public ger
rally during the trial. She was placed
no confinement, under no eurveillam
She dined at the public table, was visit
by hosts of friends, and became the int
cent victim of several serenades.
Thc ?gro Question JBroaght H?nM to th?
y art h-VI ?I t and Addi ea? to the Presi?
A Washington letter, of Friday last, to
the Baltimore Sun says:
. The National Executive Committee of the
Colored Men's National Convention, recent?
ly held hero, called upon President- Grant,
this afternoon, by appointment, and pre?
sented him with an address in relation to
tho appointment of colored men to office.
Tho address is based upon the published
statement to tho effect that tho President
intends to appoint, iu tho Northern States,
to important positions, such colored men as
could dischargo the duties with profit and
honor to the public service. The address
I then says:
"We are assured that the appointment of
competent and trustworthy colored men to
prominent positions in the Northern States
would givo a death blow to objections
against our holding such positions in the
South, by convincing the South that it is
not trae that the North wishes to force a
policy upon them which it is not willing to
nccept itself. If negroes are elovated to
important places by the General Govern?
ment in Bhode Island, the problem of negro
office-holding becomes easy of B?hitidn in
?.Then, too, we thinkth?tif in th? North?
ern States, where the negroes aro numeri?
cally weak, they ar? permitted to share some
of the honors of citizenship with their
white fellow-citizens, our brethren in the
South, where the^r aie ntini?rically strong,
would the more wdBngly share their politi?
cal immunities with their white fellow-citi?
zens, and the whole race will be strengthen?
ed in itu'patriotism hythe knowledge that
tho n?gro?s aif? ho longer regarded as a se?
parate class in politics.
"The colored- men of the North have al?
ready furnished such proofs of manhood as
to lift the question of fitness for office out
of the arena of mero experiment. Wo fur?
nished from among ourselves in the North
a prominent yoke-fell?w for many white
abolitionists daring the dark period of anti?
slavery agitation, when the foundation was
being laid for the existence of the Republi?
can party-a party which has saved und
nearly purified the nation of its prejudices
against color and condition. Wo do not re?
gret the faot that we havo done work, and
that our brethren of tho Hon th have secured
tho first and the largest fruits of political
preferment; but we do feel the need of com?
manding their respect, by showiug that we
can command tho confidence of our white
fellow-citizens, even where wo are in a mi?
"Our homos being in tho North, wo arc
anxious to kiudlo in our children such asso?
ciations as shall stimulate them to mastery
in all thc educational and political advan?
tages of that section, so that if thoy remain
in the North, they may become eminent ex?
ponents of ita. principles; and if they gc
South, they may lie ablo to carry the ful
advantages of these principles with them.
"The fifteenth amendment endorsed ii
your Excellency's inaugural, becomes vir
tually passed when it shall be known tba
the patronage of your commanding office v.
dispensed without regard to color, in tin
Northern, as it has been in the Southon
States. Those Northern States which an
propared to resist the passage of this amend
meut will lose all motive of opposition whei
they find that, to them, its most objectiona
ble feature may bo imprinted upon thoi
communities without it.
"We have taken the liberty of urgiu(
this latter consideration, not because we ar
doubtful about the final passage of tho fi!
teouth amendment, but because we are as
sured that your Excellency has the powoi
and, as we believe, the disposition to brin
about, by a single blow, what must, in th
nature of things, come, viz: Our entire an
equal participation in the honors as well u
the duties of citizenship.
"We refer to the Northern aspect of th
questiou, not because wo are less intereste
in the South, but because we are of tl
opinion that the North, in view of its edi
catioual advantages and tho elevating expi
k?onces that belong to free society, shoul
furnish a criterion as to tho ability of n
groes to fill responsible positions. We d
siro that thu political experiences of Northei
colored men and the political power enjoye
by Southern colored men, may blend I
completely as to cause the entire poop
to forget color or section in their reco,
uitiou of patriotism.
"Our rights as men were recognized 1
Mr. Lincoln, and wo are filled with all grui
tude in view of this fact; but wo como
you with feeling of fellowship added to th
of a mero sense of gratitude, because y<
have appointed numbers of our race to ii
portant positions, and thus given a rebu
to vulgar prejudice against a class. In tl
you have gone far beyond our lato lament
President; for, while nuder the necessity
of war, he made the nation ours by calli]
us to its defence, you, under tho calm i
fluences of peace, havo given ns to the L
tioi! by lifting our race into tho enjoynic
Tho President replied that the subj(
was ouo involving important consideratioi
aud that ho would remember the tone of t
address, and consider tho suggestions, efl
which the delegation withdrew.
FROM THE SANDWICH ISLANDS.-Tho fe
iug in favor of annexation to the Emt
States is increasing rapidly. The last c<
sus shows that the native population is
pidly decreasing, and the foreign even m<
A Frenchman brought two mugs to 1
milk-man in place of one, as usual, and,
being asked the meaning of it, repli'
"Dis vor te milch, and dis vor te vater; a
viii mix them zo as to soote myself."
The ordinary way of churning in Chil
to put the milk in a dog-skin, tie it ti
donkey, mount n boy on him with roweh
his spurs abont tho length of tho anim
ears, and then run him about four miles.
Proceedings of Council.
COUNCIL Cn AM FER,
CoLtrMBiA, May 18, 1869.
Present-H?flrHonor the Mayor; Aldermen
Agnew, Bates, Claffey, Hope? Hussung,
Radcliffe, Shields ?nd Walter. '
The minutes of the last .Tegular meeting
were read and confirmed.
A petition from C. J. Stoibrand, Super?
intendent South Carolina Penitentiary, ask?
ing permission to tsp the supply pipe to
the Water Works, with a two.inch pipe on
Taylor street, for the purpose of supplying
tho inmates in the Penitentiary with water.
Referred to the Committee on Water
Works,-with power to not.
Petitions from Mrs. Emma Stubbs and
Wm. Wudlow, in reference to tbeir city
tuxes, were, on motion, laid on tho table.
A petition, signed by John Dennison and
T. A. Garner, for tho Vigilant Fire Engino
Company, waa presented, praying that
Council would permit them lo use city fire
engine and hose, stating that the company
was organized and ready for service. Re?
ferred to the Committee on Fire Depart?
A petition, signed by a number of citi?
zens, was read, praying that Council would
render Messrs. Frank Beckham and C. L.
Ryan, (tho firemen who were so seriously
injured at the fire of December 5, 1868,]
Bonie assistance in the settlement of theil
medical bills. Referred to the Committee
of Ways end Means.
A petition from O. Z. Bates was pre?
sented, asking permission to drive occa?
sionally across the pavement on Richardson
street, in front of Mr. H. Davis* lot, to pro
vide materials for building purposes. Ou
motion, the prayer of the petitioner was
Tho following accounts wore presented
md referred: J. W. Smith against the Citj
Clerk's Office, City Hospital and Guare
House Departments, and Fisher. Lowrance
& Fisher against the Water Works Depart
S. L. DeVeaux, Clerk of the Market, pro
rented his resignation, which, ou motion,
was laid on the table for the present.
Tho following report was presented bj
the Committee of Ways and Means: Th<
O?mmitt?e of Ways and Means, to whom wa:
referred the petition of P. W. Fuller, bej
leave to report that it ia out of their powe:
o interfere in the matter, sud ask to be dis
marged from the further consideration o
Report received and adopted.
The Committee on Accounts presented i
report, recommendiug that the followini
iccouuta bo paid: E. & G. D. Hope, Aim
Souse, $173.76, and City Hospital $68.74
Soo. A. Shields, Market, 87.00, and Wate
vYorks $18.76; M. L. Bower, Alms House
522.00; Boyne A Sproull, Market Depart
Report roceivod and adopted.
On motion, it was ordered that the Cou:
oiitteo on Accounts be granted further tim
:o report upou the account of John Burdell
[or arrears of salary and negro hire.
The Committee on Guard House and Pc
ice reported the monthly report of th
Chiof of Police for April, us being correct
A bill entitled "An Ordinaace to cxeuir
jertain property from municipal taxation
received its third rending, amended, pass?e
its title changed to nn ordinance, was dui
rutified, and became a law, HS follows:
He it ordained hy the Mayor and Aldennt
if the city of Columbia, in Council assemble?
That all manufacturing interests located oi
jr usiug tho waters of, the canal within tb
jorporato limits of the city, shall be frc
from taxation for ten years from the tin
iuch factory or factories shall be erectc
iud go into operation: Provided, That tl
awuer or owners of tho canal furnish in f<
?imple tho city of Columbia with wat.
power and site for works to pump water fi
the use of the city, at some convenio
point, which may be designated by tl
Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Colur
The following resolutions were offered 1
Alderman Agnew, and adopted:
Resolved, That the Chief of Police bo i
itructed to notify tho agent of tho Sou
Carolina Railroad Company to open a croi
ing on the tiouth Carolina Railroad at t
point where it crosses Green street, to grn
ind plank the same ns required by the ci
Resolved, That the Chief of Polico be i
structed to notify tho General Superinterj
2nt of thc _ Greenville and Columbia Ba
road Company to build a crossing on Ph
street where their road crosses the san
md to grade and plank it in accordance wi
the city ordinauce.
Council proceeded to ballot for a Bou
af Health to servo for tho ensuing ye
which resulted in the election of tho fulk
ing gentlemen :
WAHD No. 1-W. J. Rivers, John S. A
[utosh, John Altee.
WARD No. 2-John Meighen, Johu
Bateman, Wm. Shiells.
WABD NO. 3-Dr. B. W. T. /lor, A.
?solomon, W. Iv. Bachmnn.
WAMU NO. -1-E. H. Hoinitsh, Wm. ^
Cruinnis, Geo. Symniors.
On motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. McMAIlON, City Clerk
A CHANCE ron WELLS.-A Washing
There is a decided movement on foot
tho annexation of St. Dominga. Contn
liavo recently been enterod into for a lim
steamers running from New York to Sal
na Bay. An effort is being mado to rn
railroad through tho richest part of
island, and it is expected that during
year there will be considerable whito im
gration. Baez., it is said, rather favors
project. Ho is a mulatto, educated
France, and is desirous of moro intimate
sociation with whites. His great ambit
is to come to Washington as United Sti
Senator from the State of Domingo.
Colombia District Meeting.
The annual meeting, or Conference of j
Columbia District, (South Carolina Con?
ference, Methodist Episcopal Church,
South,) wo s held in the church at this place,
ou Friday and Saturday last. The chair
was occupied, with m?ch efficiency, by the
Presiding Elder of the District, Rev. ftidi
The regular routine of business, which
consists of a minute examination into the
condition and prospects of the various
churches within tho limits of the District,
reporta from committees under the several ;
headings, including Education and Church
Literature, election of lay representatives
to the Annual Conference, Ac, waa ob?
served, and wai attended with much inte?
The reports iudicatod an improving con?
dition of the church, especially with re?
ference to Sabbath Schools and tho fluaucial
During tho meeting, the interests of
Wofford College were brought forward,
under the report of the Committee on Edu?
cation, submitted by Rev. H. M. Mood.
Dr. Shipp addressed the meeting in repre?
sentation of the College. His statements
in regard to Faculty and students of tho
College, and its condition, influence and
prospects, were in the highest degree grati?
fying. Others addressed tho meeting in be?
half of this noble institution of learning,
and a general interest and zeal exhibited in
behalf of its snpport, which gave promise of
much precious fruit in the future. The
educational quota of the consolidated col?
lection was handsomely responded to.
Tho following laymen were elected to the
annual conference, by ballot: A. A. Gilbert,
J. H. Kinslor, Robert Bryco, Dr. E. T.
Remhert. Alternates-N. S. Punch, Joseph
Lawhon, Dr. Burgess.
Dr. Shipp delivered au able discourse, in
the presence of a very largo congregation,
at the Methodist Church, in the morning.
His thorne was mainly the iufluenee or rela?
tionship, in connection with the rewards of
eternity, as existing in tho mortal state be?
tween pastor and people.
Tho afternoon was devoted to the Sab?
bath School interest. The schools con?
nected with the Baptist, Presbyterian and
Episcopalian Churches of the town had
been invited to unite with the Methodist
School on the occasion. These were present
in large numbers.
Rev. Samuel Leard, the agent of the
Conference, addressed the children, teachers
and parents zt length, in a style and man?
ner peculiarly Atting and happy. The heart
of this faithful and devoted mau is tho?
roughly enlisted in this great and good
work, and abundant success, we have boen
gratified to learn, is attending his labors.
Rev. J. \Y. Murray, of Sumter Circuit, also
addressed the assemblage with much spirit,
point and beauty. The addresses and tht
opening prayer by Rev. X. Talley were ac
companied with beautiful odes, selected foi
the occasion, and sung, we may be per
nutted to say, with flue effect by the chil
The meeting throughout was much en
joyed, and, we trust, will result in great ad
vauceuient to tho causo of Zion.
TUE PACIFIC RAILROAD.-The consumion
tion of the great engineering work whicl
now spans our continent, suggests a glauci
backward to review tho progress of tho age
Any man who had predicted fifty years agi
that by science, and the practical applica
tion of it, the Atlantic would be brough
nearer in this year to tho Pacific than Ne\
York then was to Boston, would have ex
posed himself to strong doubts of his san:
ty. Yet this soeming maniacal faucy ha
been realized. Deserts and mountains hav
in vaia interposed. The line across the COE
tinent is so long that trains upon it are ru
by eight or ten different times, and a cor
temporary suggests that "ultimately w
shall have a double sot of bauds upon a
watches-one for local time, and one for
general timo-uniform all ovor the world.
Tho Now York Journal of Commerce takes
decidedly moderate view of the probab
success and advantages of tho Pacific Rai
road, hut says:
Ono of the greatest blessings to flow froi
tho road, when it is in good running orde
will bo tho facility of travel betweou the tu
sides of this continent. Leaving ont i
sight all possibilities of danger from India
raids-now happily becoming less likely 1
occur-there can bo no dispute between tl
business advantages of going from Ne
Y'ork to San Francisco in six or seven da;
by rail, instead of twenty or twenty-fi1
days per steamship. It by no means fe
lows, however, that tho completion of tl
road will stop passengers from goiug ba<
and forth by tho ocean route. For perso
not in a hurry, or desirous of enjoying tl
largest variety of scenery, tho trip ria Pan
ma, one way or both ways, will still have i
charms. Possibly there will be a compo
tion between tho steamship and rnilroi
lines, which will soon reduce considerab
tho faro ou both.
But though, us we inclino to think, tl
immediate benefits to result to America ai
tho world from tho completion of thePaci
Railroad aro commonly stntcd with tl
occidental luxuriance which is full ns wi
as oriental hyperbole, wo would not dctn
one jot of praise from tho true'greatness
the undertaking, and wo bolievo that, in t
future, it will provo itself so convenient,
useful, so indispensable to the nation, a
withal so profitable, if judiciously managt
as to stop tho last cavil against what 1
seemed to many tho national extravagar
of entering upon so costly a work at a til
when we could so ill afford it.
Slanderers are like flies that leap over
a man's good parts to light only upon
All of the colored regiments in the ari
but two havo been consolidated oat of i
HM O O A 1 It? m ts .
A few copies of tho "Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia" can be obtained at the
Phoenix office. Prico twenty-five cents.
Robert Adams, -Esq., requests us to stale
that bo is not a candidate for tho office of
Coroner of Richland County.
A gentleman from Union authorizes us lo
state that Mr. James Askew, who was ar?
rested last week, charged with killing a
colored lad, succeeded in making his escape
from his captors, and has not since been
PUTNAM'S MAGAZINE.-We have reoeived
from thc publishers tho June number of
this widely known and popular periodical,
which is handsomely illustrated with three
finely executed steel engravings descriptive
of Farragut's recent cruise in foreign
waters, and Eugenie's reception at Cher?
bourg. The table of contents is unusually
brilliant, even for this magazine.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The following aro
the hours for opening and closing mails:
During the week from.. 8)4 A. M. to G P. M.
On Sundays from.6 to 7 P. M.
CHARLESTON AN? WESTERN MAILS.
Opens at-5 P. M. Closes nt . .8% P. M.
CHARLESTON NIGHT MAIL.
Opeus at. ;8>? A, M. Closes at. A)i P.' M.
Opens at.. 5 P. M. Closes af ::8% P: M:
?pens at. .2 P. M. Closes at. 12'X P. M.
"CIRCUMSTANCES ALTER CASES."-Profes?
sor Cushman, a horse tamer, (who has ac?
quired an extenbive reputation,) expected to
give an exhibition iu Columbia on the 18th,
ind also form a class; but owing to unto?
ward circumstances, the announcement was
not published iu the Phoenix, and, as a con
<equence, the community was unadvised of
'.he matter, and did not attend. This was a
nulunl disappointment. The Professor,
iowever, nothing daunted, will pay Colum?
bia another visit during the summer, and
exhibit his wonderful powers.
OUR JOH OFFICE.-The Phoenix Job Office
s now prepared to execute every manner of
n-iutiug, from visiting and business cards
o pamphlets and books. With ample nia
erial and first-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at New York prices. If
mr work does not come up to contract, we
mike no charge. With thia understanding,
>nr business men have no excuse for sending
york North, when it can be done at home.
"NET ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
s called to the following advertisements,
mMished for the first time this morning:
Healing Springs, Bath Conntv, Va.
T. o". S? H. M. Gibson-Notice.
Jacob Levin-Damaged Hay.
P. W. Fuller-Cow for Sale.
Fisher, Lowrance ?: Fisher-Butter.
Crawford A: Friday-Cotton Seed for Sale.
Turner's Opera House, in Dayton, Ohio,
vas entirely destroyed bv fire yesterday
norning. The fire extended to the grocery
itore of Laudinyer A: Bro. While Herman
Land myer, one of the firm, was endeavor
ug lo eave some of his goods, a portion of
Axe wall fell, crushing him to tho floor.
Elis brother and several others attempted to
?xtricato him, but it was impossible. His
?rife and family were preseut, but no human
jower could save him. The total loss is es
;imated at $000,00J to $800,000.
A difficulty occurred in Newnan, Ga., on
?he lGth, between two young men named
[linton Wright and Ed. Robinson, relative
on base ball match, in which the latter was
ustantly killed. Both parties belong to
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>f all blessings is health, for without it, it
s impossible to enjoy the life that. God has
riven us. A healthy stomaoh, a good di?
gestion, a good conscience aro requisites so
mportant iu a physical and moral point of
dew to human happiness, that we presume
io one will question it. To all alike is
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o mau and woman. Are you in search of
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vould these be without health? The beatt?
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duo skies, all have a poetic fascination with
he puro in mind and body; but what are
hoy without health? To say with the poet,
is one feels the throbs of a hoalthful heart:
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ive." And so to continue, make uso of the
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