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OrcrCE 114 CAROSDELET a rREETr t
NEW ORLEANS LA. t
*m. C. BROWS, Editor and Publisher, 1
P. B. S. PINCH BACK, Manager.
9Iý$S1SWIPP : - Daniol E. Young, t
IJULSIANA : -John A. Washington,
JBlaek Hawk, Concor.ia Parish: Hon. G.
Y. KeIso. Al xanidria; Antoine & Sterrett,
Shrevep. .rt, A. C. Ruth, Carr 11 Prinsh.
DIST IC:T OF COLLMBIA :-James
A. U.Ureen, Washington City.
ILLINOIS : Len is B. White. Cticagn.
KENTUCKY:--Dr. it. A. Green, Louis
Mn. Gm. E. PARS is our special
agent, and is authorized to solicit
subscriptions and rec rive payment
SUN1DAY, OCT. 29, 1871.
DCR CHOICE FOR PRSEID E.T, 1872:
U. S. GRANT.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
PFr.'T -P. B. S. PI\CHBACK of Orleans.
Rr onoins' Sac z -WILLIAM VIGEIIS.
t oRJIPODiNo SrEcr-J. W. FAIRFAX.
fFCoW TAE STATE AT LAER..]
EDWA1:D BUTLER, of Plaquemines.
S. S. SCHMIDT. of Orleans.
THOMPSON Ct )AKELY, of Rapides.
ALBERT GANTT, of St. Landry.
JOHN PARSON, of Orleaoe.
A. W. SMYTH, of Orleans.
H. BABY, of Nntito'hes.
JAME8 M.:CLEERY, Ca ado.
I)AVIJ) YOUNG, Conor:ia.
T. J. HERIION, of Orleanh.
First Congressional District--Hugh J.
C ompibll, H. M.huu y.
Seconl Conger'cional District-A. E.
Baerr, James L. B lden.
Third (onuressional District-Thomas
II. Nul a(, Gcornrge Washington.
Fourth Congrnssiodnu District--E. W.
Dewee, 1Lafurd Blunt
Fifth Cuo}:r -s.onh1 District -A. W.
Faulkner, A. It. Harris.
Hon. HUGH J. CAMPBELL, Chair
Hon. P. B. S. PTNCHBACK.
lion. IAlRRY MAHONEY.
Hon. F. J. HERRUON.
Hon. A. B. H.AIRIIS.
Hon. A. E. BARBER.
Hon. F. T. HERRON.
Hon. TITS. .T. NOLAND.
Ioan. 14. BUTLER.
H'.n. A. W. FAULKNER.
JOHN PARSONS E4q
serHon. H. C. Dibble has re
tulrned to his post, and resumed his
scat yeeterdny in the Eighth Tis
agrOn Fridhy evening the ddle
gates froms Louisiana to the SoutL
Carolina Convention returned; thei
are, Hions. P. B. S. Pinchbuck, V'exj.
(lehies, F. C. Antoine, JT. Henri
]lurch, W. G. .Johnson and Geo. E.
gr 'The u.>per portion of the
Mississippi rivaer is said to be lower
sf present then it has been fur a
hundred years prrviouslv.
WaThe daily flmes, Texas, is
responsible for the following:
"The Revolution has discovered
that wo&on who live in seclusion,
with none but women for their as
sociates, never realize the ideal of
wQomanly nature. In tite convent,
says the Revolution, woman shrivels
and bleaches out into a soft, selfish,
simpering, prayer-making auto
C.onnrc-rox.--In our last issue, in
thl~e notice of "Our Savings Bank~s,"
the ommzission of a figure led to a
great blunder which we must cor
rect. We said that the gain since
January was over $W)()0, iwe should
have said over secenaty-1uo thwusand
46-The Bepahliosa party in Mis
sissippi is conifident of carrying the
itit~e in the elections to be held?
there on Nov. '1. The DeDocratic
party is assuming its best looks;
the ucople have rewoired to tell it
"you can't come in."
sa- Our acknowledgements ass
tenijsred tQ Crongressmnan L 4.
Sheldon fnr recent Cirngressiomnal
THE COLORED CONVENTION.
This gathering of Represesztative
Colored men from the Southern
State, to effect 'a more practical
understanding and mutual co-opera- a
Lion, and to the end that a more r
thorough union of effort, action, t
and organization may exist" have t
held a protracted meeting in c
Columbia, South Carolina, and i
ranged over the expansive field of
questions, most materially affecting 2
the colored race in this country, and t
they have said and done such things
as in their judgment are best cal- a
culated to promote more directly
the interests they assembled to
The nmagnanimity, patriotism and t
intelligcnt loyalty which character
ized their proceedings cannot but
impress the unprejudiced reader
with admiration, if not respect for
a class of citizens who have been so
long and so cruelly,and Fo ruthlessly
regarded, by many, as the "oftscour- i
ing " of Aumerica.
Their catalogue of wrongs is a
grievous one, andl the exceedingly
tardy, imperfect, and half hearted
measures which have been generally
a lopted for their relief and h'hilita
tion are well calculated to st.r their
nature to its profoundest depth.
Yet in the discussions over them,
in their address, in their speeches,
and in their resolutions we find no
bitterness, no acrimony, nothing
but open manly truthful statements
of their wrongs and honest dignifi
ed appeals for redress.
And notwithstanding the carpinns
of Democratic organs to whom ob
viously republican utterances, es
pecially and "negro" claims for
civil and political equality are ex
ceedingly distateful, the Convention
will not fail of favorably impressing
the people and the government of
the United States.
The Dtily Ca'oi summarizes the
work of the Convention in these
"The Convention adjourned yes
terday sin" die. The principal work
accomplished has already gone forth
to the world in the admirable ad
dress adopted during the early sit
ting of the Convention.
If no more had been done than
this, the Convention might well be
proud of its work. It has shown
conclusively the fallacy of the oft
repeated charges of the Democratic
press, that the colored men were
graspingly ambitions. They have
met like men, discussed the ques
tions 'orought before them, some
tines with warmth, and have gone
to their homes wiser and perhaps
better men for having conferred to
gether. The Conventiou has met
and adjourned, and yet the coun
try is safe. If any Democratic babies
were troubled with the nightmare
.f a "w-ir of races, we trust they
will now he comforted."
irThe PIyene', of yesterday, in
one of its fitful moods, charges the
"redeemed, regenerated, and disen
thrulled african" with being in a
league "to thwart the endeavors of
the cotton and sugar planters." A
more groundless, senseless, but ma
licious charge could searcely be
made. Where is there a single cv
Iidence of any such intention ? What
Iis the negro doing to defeat the
planter. ? VH hat has the agricultu
rid lahorer to gaiti, by "short crops ?'
Fortunately for the cause of truth
the artiele referred to enumerates
enough "causes" to shorten any
crop, without any "league" by the
The Piceyunc occasionally prates
about peace and reconciliation, but
betrays "the cloven foot," too fre
quently to be entitled to any cre
dence or regard from the "negro."
OLDo WORLD AID-Americans in
ILondon have held a relief meeting
and subscribed $25,000 towards
the relief for C hicago.
*A meeting at "the mansion
house" in London on October 20,
there was raised $180,000 for the
same purpose. The total amount
raised in Europe to October 20, is
gCaptures of bands of Ku
Klux still continue in 'Yorkville and
Spartanburg, S. C., sixty-five have
recently been taken at Spattan
burg; and the daily Union says
I"nine out of every ten of these,
have confessed and thrown them
selves on the mercy of the law."
W'PThe National Labor Union
are holding their annual session in
Columbia, S. C. Texas, Georgia,
SAlabama, South Carolina, Mary
.land, and North Carolina, axe re
Spre5epteO. Isaac Myers, of Mary-1
land, has been elected President,.
sad F. Barbadoes, of Washington,
SSecretary ; a numnber of Vico Presi
dents hare been elected. Other
Sneanifsatlons not comUpleted at latest
THE CHICAGO DISASTER
The Timesof yesterdayeontnii; an 1
article from the Chicago Time's,which
reveals the astounding intellig< ic3
that the destruction of Chicago, v as
the deliberate and diabolical work t
of an orgaizatioh called "The Societe J
Internationale or Commune." The $
description of the plot, the organi
zation, the fruitless attempts, then
the success, the waste, the drear
ruin, the desolation caused, all form
a chapter in crime and in suffering,
so unheard of, so romantic and im
probable, that nothing short of the
strongest confirmatory evide nce of
the truth of the statement can
insure general belief.
George Francis Train, who lec
tured in Farewell Hall on the eve
ning before the lire, is reportcd to
have said: "This is tho last public
address that widl be delivered with
in these walls! A terril'le calamnity
is impending over ta.e city of Chi
cago, more I cannot say, more I
dare not utter." G. F. T. is said to
lbe a member of the "sode1.
The person revealing the plot,
says he has written all "under the
load of a guilty conscience. Life
has lost all its attractions and he
scarcely cares to live to see the
damage caused." He ventures to
incur the penalties of his oath,
which involves "death in a form
more horrible than any that has
been visited up1n mortal man since
the sun first rose over chaos."
uiiDr. A. S. Dowd, President of
the Senate of Mississsippi, died at
Greenwood Springs on Sunday, Oct:
22nd. The Doctor is spoken off by
the Lea'ler, as one of the pioneers of
"Republicanism in Mississippi;a man
of pure and spo less character, cour
teous in his manners, of a kindly
disposition, a good husband and fa
ther, and withal, a man of strong
The Doctor was a candidate for
re-election at the time of his death,
and would without a doubt have
been the unanimous choice of his
iiSenator Clayton, charged with
fruuduleutly issuing a certificate of
election to General John Edwards,
member of Congress from the thir 1
district. Arkansas, has been triumph
antly acquited ly J ulge Dillon, of
the United States Circuit Court;
Caddwell, district judge, concurring.
The Searcy Tiibun" says:
"The gratifying intelligence has
gone to the country that Senator
Clayton has met his vindictive per
secutors in open court, and with
very little trouble on his part suc
ceeded in quashing the indictment,
so-called, although Mr. Whipple, at
whose instance the said indictment
was found, consumed more than
half the time allowed to all the at
torneys fur the p~rosecution in try-;
ing to sustain the flimsy and ma
The ArkansaA Jwurnal sums up.
"Senator Clayton goes forth from
an honorable court honorably ac
quitted, and the base attempt to
persecute him will recoil upon the
instigators of the outrage."
yWa::nt ot sp uoo prevents us:
from to-day copying the speech of
Senator Pinchback before the South
Carolina Convention. It will ap
pear in our next. This is what the
daily says of it, however:
"P. B. S. Pinchback, one of the
delegates from Louisiana, made an
excellent speech in the Convention
of Saturday, which will be found in
tour report of the proceedings, in
which he showed that a mn-n coul 1
be a Republican, and still criticize
"There are many of our Republi
can friends who believe it to be their
duty to support men because they
are party men, whether they do
tight or wrong. We most heartily
endorse the sentiment uttered by
Mr. Pinchback, that whenever the
President-and we say any other
Republican-does anything wrong,
he would offer his opposition to it
whatever it might be.
"This is real genuine Republican
ism. A man who is not independ
ent enough of party to criticise fair
ly all its actions, is more fitted for
a Democrat than a Republican.
They "go it blind."
OnFriday last Qon of hCal
ears by some means run off the track
between Drayedes and Baronne'
streets, and did not stop till it had
rinom h ent,ire nautral ground
and tile into Canal street. The~re
were tw rtrepasnesi it
.1t the time who we were glad to see
wiere mor fightened than lyurt.
WJudge W. B. Phillips has re
curJed to the parish of Graut, and v
reports through the columns of the i
RputbhZes the continuanase of Ku- t
Klux outrages in his parish. He de
Glares that "there is no security iii I
person or property" and mentions (
several cases of violence and cruel
ty. At the pejod of the murder of
Recorder White we united in coun
selling the prompt adoption of
stringent measures to peremptorily c
arrest the progress of such mon
strous acts, assert the sovereinigty
of law, and vindicate the rights of ,
citizens to peaceably live and con
duct themselves as their own no
tions of pro;ricty suggest. i
We regret to observe that the
!eniency which has been exhibited,
has evidently been abused, and re
gardet', either as a nrtrk of weak
ness, fear, or disinclination to resort
to the use of the only eiectual re
metis for such cases. We acain
appeal to the Exceutive to courider
whether the refraining froam the use
of vigorcu3 mteaus for the purposes
desired, is not calculated to work
much misthief and injury.
ta Our National 1Progryess of Oc
tober 21, contains a lengthy report;
of the obsequies of Octavius V.
Catto who was murdered in cold
blood in the streets of Philadelphia
on October 10, and show by the
immense assemblage of all classes
of citizen, the high esteem in which
deceased was held in the comma
nity. We regret our inability to
copy the programme.
The murder has aroused the in
dignation of the entire people and
they have hold meetings to de- I
nounce the act, and demand the
adoption of the most vigorous
measures to bring the offended to
So deeply seated in the popular
memory is it proposed to keep this
savage murder that it is passing
into a proverb, "Remember Catto."
The !berrifie N w.+, of October 23,
contains a lengthy report of the,
visit of Governor Warmoth to the
town of Plaquemine, Iherville par
ish. It is known that the object of
the visit was to confer in lerson
with the planters, and other prodi
neat interested parties of that iece
(ion of the country, with a view to
the l, fption of speedy anu most
(%',tivu xno:sures fir the preven
tion of overti w from crevasses in
the levees along the Mississippi
The Governor was enthusi-stical
ly received and walcomied by all
classes of the citizens, at whose
earnest solieitation a mass meeting
was call.a at the Courthouse. This
'gntherin'g was p)::sid.ed ov.-r by
Col. .J. P. 11. Stone. Dr. Ward, the
president of the police jury, intro
duced Governor Warmoth to the
audience, and the 'ws says:
"The Govt rnor indulgel in one of his
haprpi.Iit popular addresses and won the
carne t attention of hi.' auditor, fr im the
ouiset. He said thrat lie c une to coufer
and advise sith our citizeus as to the lest
means of prote; tins the alluvial lands of
the Stite from overflow, as he knew the
Le'vee Conmpony was poweoless to p -rf axn
the proatises it had madle the State. Ha.
promised our citizens that he woiuld exert
every meanas in his power to assist them:.
hut that they tunt reamember thxe Es-jisn
* or~d, thit heaven h,.lps those whxo help
thrtnselves. 'Tle Governxor clout with an
til'qua-nt peoain ant on taki'a: 1.1
seat was re warI-'t with nouch appl un-a-,
which .showe ' tluit his E u tia-oci comn
in ndl ii in n :uun~int lear e. regardites
Iof p:riy or per r *iul pr.etilections. the
highest respect and esteem of his audi
Adjutant Gen. Geo. H.Shorilan af
terwvarls addressed t1 e meeting and
made one of his usual felicitons
speeches. The nmecting adjourned
amidst the ecpressions of good will
towards the administration from ali
present. --- __
airThe man, Jules L. Vinet, who
was on trial this week before the'
First District Court for the killing
of one Philip Lamxouaeaux, at the
coffeehouse, corner of Delery and
Levee streets, on April 30, 1871,
was on Friday last acquitted by the
FA'mrAuc!sx.-Rev. A. P. Deviin,
the celebrated anti-Papist lecturer,
Iwhile lecturing in the street in
Scrnto, P.,on October 22, was
hooted at, stoned and severely cut1
in the head, by a Catholic mob.
He was rescued by the police and
with diliculty taken to the Wyo
ming House, thence to the Forest
House, where he lies "aiparently in
a dangerous condition."
He avows his determination to
Ilecture if be recovers, mand the mob
resolve that he shall not speak.
Great excitement prevails and the
~matter is the sbctof general con
i8rThe Atlantic telegraph au
'thorities have agreed to permit the
' seof the wjres free of charge for
Illcommunications relati. tq the
Chicagot~ sufi rers.
With refere.se to "jail breaking"
which has beea practiped recently +
in Richland Parish, Judge Ray, who, !
the Monroe Int, lhgencer says, is
"determined to see the law enforced,"
says in a recent charge to the
Grand Jury of the Parish.
The worst thing that has ooenre(1 in +
this pari-sh since the adjoutrnmeut of
1:st court, was the breikijig the jail by
a lawlesi crowd, and released thery-
from Jimes Berry, who was eonfinedl
therein under ýehtenee of death front
this court. That was a direct thrust.
at the life of the civil authority in this +
parish. I: ', s a declaration. intended
for the people of the parish, that no
oil could be punished, unless it meets
with the approval of the lawklis.
Now, I very much mistake the temper
and feeling; of the people of this par
ish if th'v intend to submit to any
thing of the kind.
'The release of a prisoner ly violence
'rat jil., eoaulin dt'rin.'1i by authority
! of lIw, is ti illt t th soverbigty
of the p p. It i' saying to ti nt.
" Tx voIirsilv.s to build your court
! r a5: and j iis, to hIld your ooultrs
atit contine ii'n in for th*eir off'uc-"s
ageinist soeiety, ant if it .ol Snot meet
in apprjbAhuinwe nidi lii..e.-, th'n I
1I rerni 'at is a f'tlre- nu 1 -r such
cirutnnmstanees .in the couru." of liw a
ltie. T ie evit 14ut he rnmadit .
1 eltyq,-'tII,- t Gr i d JuTrv, partic..dlr
'lv, to 1invcsti't1 the mth !r. Th-ree
ir no ro1ta for leniieUCv in dialing with
imen guntity of Suce o i..tus, fa vor t)
them is cruelty to the ulic. T'hey
should lit tunic to feel ti' primp 1t,
rough, stern, vigorous and relentless
hand of justieCe.
It is fruitless to try menl in this pAr
ish, if they cannot he mide to iuller
the verdict of the jury. I have always
le-a in favor of tr iig persoins in tine
pjrii;he4 where th.' crimne' he-o Ieau
committed, but if it is understood that
parties cannot be held, a change of
veuue will he made in all the cases on
gap'At a meeting of the Lnion
League of Ajar-rica, in Philadelphia
on Oct. 21, a co:uniwiication from
! L-Iuisian:i was read, "requesting
that measures be adopted for a
th;irough org.unizttion of the League I
in that State. The Serfretary was ,
instructed to issue a cail for the an
nual meeting of the National ('oun
cii to be hell on Weduesday, Decem
b r 1l), 1871.
a It is of no small interest to
parties wl o are desirous of corres
ponding with ftiends in the country
to know the post, office facilities that
exist, or t l'tt s8tring into existence.
To aid such folks, we copy below
from the IA''i.smar1 Iidtelliq.'u 'tr the
s hd1il 1hment of se'eral ciei w poSt'
Ujipon tl:e rccommcnflttti.nt of
Hon. Frank More':, M. C., tie Post
nwee.t'ri' (=entcrl has ordered the es
tabh]slt n. Itt of the felluiniig namned
pItst oii l-s and the. apptointmtIct
of the fll'uning na'm'l pnustmnasters:
"Pico BlatY, (':hll'vell parish
Edwin I. Hill, postnmaster.
"Enterp~rise, Cattahoul~a parish
P. IL. Carter, pSt ti:ister.
" Ajit:well, Catahoult parish
i'ir'er Thom;ison, I(,stiiaster.
S''eenios-horough, Ja'k*on parish
-All.T1 Green, p:):tuanater.
SRtihlh, Union parish, - ,
"Monitealm, Bienville parish-W.
A. Jones, p4)stmaster.'
IA fliT oF HI-4Tnn.-Gideon Welles
-in his article in the Noveraber
G'/, rq, on "Admtiral Farraguti itti
New ()rleaus, say tbitd thn' -1e- :4on
I f Abia-aun Lin iii -l tn the Pies-i
letne- of thie Unitel1 S:-tes, was
"lr'uhi.lt ahout by the seceession
P1 to- le who lh-d delibeeatelv and
doien-itli-bokat up the Danocratie
CON VENTI ON.
The Convention met at 12 M1.,
an(I prayir was offered b)y the Rev.
Mr. Bradwell, of Georgini. The roll
was called, the minutes were read,
and the rcport~s of the committees
rcceive~d-mxor3 time being aaked
I orcgnerallv on all reports.
A letter fromt the Republican or
'ganization 0f Tounessoe, endorsing
the Convention, was received and
IIordered to be placed upon the re
Regarding the minutes of the
proceedings yesterday, AMr. J. H.
Butch, of Louisiana, said:
"MIr. President: I desire to state
that I have a copy of the Union be
4fore me which contains a report
taken in short hand notes. The
minutes as read by the Secretary
from the journmtl state that the
1j'entleman from Louisiana charged
the South Carolina and Geotrgia
-delegations with retsrding the Con
Svention. The gentleman from Louis
.iana is unwilling that the statement
Sshould be so incorporated in the
minutes, as referning to my best re
collection, no such charge is made.
If we take the report of the Union
>which is supposed to photograph
Sour p-oceedings, it will appear that
the gentleman from Louisiana sim
Sply claimed plenty of time should
Sbe given for gie deliberations of the
- Convention. I ask, therefore, that
the minutes be so corrected as to
give a disclaimer of the gentleman
-from Louisiana, of any charge made
Sby him of the gentlemen froma South
I Carolina and Georgia delegations
Sretaardittq the proceedingjs of the
Mr. Pinehback, frtI Lotuisiann,
Chairman of U1(J Oknnittee 0.
Rulea, reported, and the report wea
adopted, .and the rules ordered +
printad. The rules are a consolida- I
tion as much as possible of Cash
The following preamble and re
,olutions were introduced by H. M.
iurncr, of Georgia:
Wirera,, It is rumored that North
ern brethren and fellow-citizens are
apprehensive that the assembly of I
the Southern States Convention is
the commencement of a series of
sectional movements to alienate our
selves from the great body of our
race in the states not n amýu in
the c:.i under which said Conven
tion is now in sesfion.
1' of o d, That we disclaim any
such intention or motive, and that
we would brand with eternal infamy
any person or persons whio would
attemnpt to sever our interersts o I
symupat hie. from our Northern breth
ren, who in war shed their blood
and sacrificed their lives for our citi
zenship and (nfranchisement.
R:N5'lr, 'that we are fully appri
zed of the fat that the iaterests and
*estinv of ousr race ;re one and in
c'plrible throughout the length an
breadth of the Ameri. axn Cojntiuent,
but as I stated in the call, we have
met to adju t local causes.
By Mr. Wall, of Florida.
Ee..creId, 1. That as the Repre
senttive men of our race assembled
I in Convention from every portion
of the Southern States, we believe
our highest allegiouce under heaven
'is to the National Republican party
2. That the present Republican
party, based as it is upon the prin
ciples of perfect civil and political
equality of all men, merits our un
divided support and adherence.
3. Thet, whilst there are corrupt
and mercenary men in all pclitical
p:rtirs, we believe that there are
good nrnd true men in the Republi
can party of the South.
4. That we do not intend to go
outidIe of our party to find honest
men while we have them in our
party, and that only honest nod
tried men should be nominated for
oice, and we call upon our people
throuuhout the South to give their
3. That trusting high heaven, and
dý1 orning ' th1 si of t'ie good and
lovadl men who have fdlln vie'ims
to lawless vi oelwe for their politica'
opinions, and galling upon the
Bighteoui Judge of the Univers.
for protectiý n" we pledge ourselves
and oWu constitients to stand as one
man for the Na'ional Republican
party, so long as it maintains it
G. Toat wve ha.e no c(nnfidence in
tue pl*:b s of tte ('u:iesrvative
Demoriati; New D puturf' more
ment ail Ii no aiomiout of lawlessness
or intimiil tion can compel us to
give it a)11 moine:,t's support.
By Mr. Barbadoem'.
Re.aolri', That we earnestly re
cmeuniumd a firm adherence to the
p)rinicipll of th' Republican party.
and hierehv declare our honest con
victions,thut the reformn yet deimand
ed ca'n be be'it and sou~iest realized
within the lkpubl~eai p)arty, and
that we regard withl (1istrumst any
4ttemflpt to weaken, divide, or di'
feat that great orgnnization to which
the Ainericamn people arxe indeb t( d
for the 1)re~:er' ation of the Union
mnd the (omistitution, and the asser
tOn o erial liberty and equal
'ihs fir a 1.
INicd That this Contention
her.-by enter thir leotest agamnst
*dl faction.,, and all pei s< nal tontra
ver'des within. the Republican party,
as they tend to withdlraw nttentionf
from and weakcn and divide the
power which otherwise would be
brought to the support and maintain
ance of the States of Tennesseie,
Georgia, Alabama, Virginia, and
Resuileel, That the contest be
tween Republican liberty and
Democratic despotism cannot be
ended until, without distinction, all
citizens shal enjoy, and may with
out let or hindrance exercise all the
rights aud privileges which are
guaranteed or implied by the
By Mr. Nelson. of Texas.
Roecdutd, That as this is a Conven
tioui of the Southern Smtats, for the
elevation and education of the
-masses of our countrymen of the
-Southern States, the delegates upon
returning home will call State Con
ventians sad organize educational
.and literary mocietiesin th, counties,
I and sa farsaspoesible act in conjunc
tion with this convention, through
Stat orgnis.atimn sand ratify the
objects of this body, and panes them
in harmony wigl the Mo14Ipernm
B ]y Mr. Whit. of South Cmslina.
Wwxxvas in some suect on qI the
Soutth desi Lnib'prtsh r
: tvo)~g t) pr raoe 5a feijg of
discord a:uLi ; " Le 401' shd p I
and are using every effort to iueea
them to leave the land of Thei firth
and emigrate to Liberia and cther
foreign sections; therefore, be it
Rerolved, That this Convention
do deprecate any such moveme,,ts
on the part of tits colred peorle of
the South, and regard this eflort a
emanating from a few u5scrupul.ug
and irresponsible men; enemies to
the colored race, who are working
for political purposes, without any
regard to the politiertior social wel.
fare of the colored people.
By Mr. Walls, of Florida:
R'. e'rid, That we recommensi to
all persons wishing to avail them.
selves of the advantages for eruigra.
tion, those otlored by I lrids,
believing that they will receive a
hearty wteleoone, by all of the eit:
-ns of that State, irrespective of
j race, color, pj.!itics, or rel gion.
Resol ed, That public stiiools
should bh free aid o a to all, aed
the pupil shoad be made sure of
the school. The right to nhaiutuij
schools by 1ublic tat iml lies the
tight to send to school by puboli
Iw e 1v d, That a 1u rr and tb l. r
muoral culture shoual1 e muds a
r iular p:'rt of sehool in'truet:s.
i'he ,ood of s:ri ty u. 1 t: a
o: the school duiaUkd that We sh a1
no longer re. t cou tent with a rrnr.
intellectual cul' ur which atfra,.
the States no pledges fromn thon.
whom it has paid to educate for tha*
public good, shuil not uses tl ir
talent for public damage.
Ro-ol-ed, That the Su:ies shin !l
care for their children, piovishn'
them a culture which I:ac give thltn
sounde bodies, intelligent maids, arn
pure patriotic hearts and in tieir
umanhoo l, the Guy. cnnmunt hill r. t
i uk for loyal citizens and tali.nt
The rem:,inder of the tine was
occupied in disaecasing the h ":tt, r
or representation, and the t. to be
;ssess':d upon the members ft sde.
fraying expenses, th'e Uue!jectreoait
up on the report of the Co:u1s itt e
on Finance,recoumendin: f r ptr:,
ing $200, for Searge::t-at-Arns anI
door-keepers fifty dollars, ail fhr
incidental exjn rses eighty dol(a0,
and that each ielegate shou<i le
is ssecl a even and a hal dollars to
raise the amount.
A motion was iamade that the re
port be adopted, and that each
delegate come forward and pay his
To this Mr. N\ah, of S"nth Car.
lioa, objected, on the ground that
there should not be ta:ation witl
nut representa ion, which indirect
iy referred to Ireviiuus debate,,
abherein certain da .jgate. prcatt
l;hl desired to vote the full cute
their Stato was eutitc to. This
ýrought up again the rg tion of
the jiatrbur of delegates the iIfferent
Stat- s were entitled to, an! it es
.aft'r mnu-h debate dec:ded that tL
Congressional apportioxinit of the
:everal States should he the guide i5
this mnattor, wlhi*h reduce d the vote
of the delegation present from syme
States, and added to others, in the
ease particularly of South Carolrzan
an~d Georgia. The former number
tug twelve, being reduced to ail
votes, and Arkansas, whose delega
tion orn the floor was but two, being
During the debate rupen these
subjects MIr. Piuclhback of Louisiana
among ether things, said in sub
slrunc., he hoped wa so much tune
hal b een uselessly expended ina dis
cussinig this questior, ead others of
ii Hjmilar nature, thai tic flResine5tfl
would he called, for all the delcgs
ticun claimel, as he thought, WIe
aut t wo 'r three of sosue del-gatilfS
wire prce : at when it was d,
their pa r:0J'smn weuld Le mater:a.Y
I:aS1tr'!. lie thought, Lowe~r,
cach State 5i0ould be entitle' o rio
full tote of its Congressional app'r
cionnment, whether the d.-iegate'
were present or absent; deplore1
the waste of time, arid dee-med it tla
duty of some one to get the Courven
tion in working orde r.
The previous questionD was there
fore called on the whole matter,
Iwith thre rulove re~sult. viz: that each
delegation be entitle-s to the full
vote, according to the CongreCsiin
-al appor tionment of their re sp$t
The time was further oceiipwd ifl
speeches regarding the status of
the peop~le in South Carolina aij
Arkansas when the Convelationi 84
pnurned till evening.
Mr. Johnson offered a resoiut""'
recommending Seiiator ClavtoD, of
Arkansas, to the National je-piil
cain Convention as a proper rind
date for Vice President oftl
A resolution was oFfered rg"
iang yednced fares on railroe*' au
to see if any reduction can el
tained for members on tbeir retuI1
Malo, resolutions for the relieff
Chaicago ; resolution invitiDg ro'P'
ueratatives ofthe press o & aJ
a reao ntion by Sykes, of Nstbih
Carolin%, looking to the etba
merit of a national system 0 d
Teabove resolutions T
I errc4 to committein.