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VOL. 2. NO. II.
\s YO would t li.il men sh<ul<| <lo milo you do yt; uvcii so to them.*'
CHAH i J 10 H TON. S. C., SATU H DA V, O OTOH KU 1 0, i,S<iS.
wuor,K NO:m
'ihe tfh.nvlc.iv.iou ^(Ivocivlf,
CHARLESTON, S. 0., ?PjRLL ?x), 1867.
A. WEBSTER,
B. F. RANDOLPH,
T. \V. LEWIS.
A KIM.?KM ? >.Xl> j.ii-r.ilAU? r.M i.n.
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il ll'L'C.il MI.M'.KV:
i'Kl?SlS ? 'K M r.x Li il.' :
Three Dolhus a Year: payable ii) advance, j
Si-\ M out lin. . . . I ...
three Months.I-"1'- \
?&' Alt ktfirs lo (ki Kilitprs pr i?u.b~\
iislu :\ should /?c iin>'<.'>?(. d to ^C'fuu'l?slon
Advoc?te. I.OCK-HOX lO'J."
(.'loulo>t.>n. S. C..
li.\ I r.s rmi AliVKll HMM..
Advcrli-cnn -nt - will he Inserted ut thc rilli'I
nf SI:V!:MY-I IM: ?IM? pm- -quii're. TluS
space often lines of lii-cvicr tVp.istitiiti'S
a Mpiarc. Longer advCrti-ciiienls iii Uli
saine proportion. I'm standing ?idvei?jsc.
iiicni ol' eight week* ??iiil Upwards; inn
iT.NT< j ?cr square! for -lan.I'm: advertise^
nuMits ofsix ihonilis ?ind upward-. roUrVj
v.-f.N ls per square : p;|v nielli in <-\ .a y institu?e
being t equiod hi ml Va nee.
IVot'c-siomil and Pushies* ( iii'ds, not ex
ceeding ii\c lim--, -sic li y Oar.
Mari l?ge.*. l>enth?. liol! i li MI* lind I.lt ito ar.\
notice--, liol cxeocdiu : to e lilies'. I ll 1 V . I S I -
each iiiselt|ou.
N>> publica! l>>ii reth'ethie upc! pi iv atc ..ha?
aeler will he allowed ni ..?ir eulihims, c'tiher
n.s adverti.-einOnl <iv <>!hcrw i-c.
.-j}-" No publication made willem.' il res
poiis'tl'le nairn-.
All hedi.-. <1 pica? hm - ..f tliO M. li. ' lunch j
whether traveii.ig in'loeitl. arc Ohr iiiillHM ? j ;
i/ed agents.
NV li ito.
Thc following i- ?'.om the l\'*Mtrn C. A I
riifjih", puhli-lied iii . tinoumail <.)}?.?:
Tliis whole mid ti :. !.. t ?ii- State is iii il
rid icu lou- Iv-mixed c, .j-,, ii! ;<.n. St ?hie year?
ac... iii thc Supreme ( '- ; . .!' ! 1.. st iii .-.
it Was il?-cided thal tili? Wi>r?l \vltjh."
was snseept-J>le of -.U-l'mili..n. and the
definition gi\en limn hy tim ('..int ua--.
stih?tant tidly: that i: ? inimniiVg d?peiiih'd
u|)oii thc exc.-ss ni I 1.1. blit?k or white :
that if tina?' was m..re while blood than
black, lin n the. p. r-.-ti through wh.bse
veins ii llbweil was white in tho -en-?' of
(tie Constitution : if eoiitiai l\\ i-.-. he was
black. The nuihitlo Mho wa- t!mn?. ,k
ing redi'? ?s for ihe wrong of reject i;hg
his vote obtained bis case, Fol1 years
that ha? been with Ciliio.iihcrcfore, bili a.
question of tint, hot of color.
No one win. has been abb- lo steine a
seat in our Legislaiurc i- fool enough to
question th.- Ultimate triumph of mah
hood sulliagc. Ibu if it can bc delayed*
other parly purposes . an be subserved?
A struggle has h?gtin in the Somh for
the favor and vote- of thc negro. Men
who used to stand over th.- negro willi a
lash, now ?land Indore him] Milli (heit'
hats under their ardis, soliciting his; yole.
The negro is evidently tile hui ii of (lie
hour. At a rocen I meeting in Columbia.
S. C., Wade Hampton ami ot hoi' disiiii
guished ex-rebels wen- found alternai in?
with colored speakers ai a political meet
ing. lt was mOro ? meeting to lainchi
the disfranchisement ol' whites than to
rejoice o\er thc i?nfrnueh?cen|ehl "?' i he
Illachs, and in the opinion of thc orators
thc restoration of tho former1 io?the|r Ids!
nrivileu'os -dionld be demanded of ('oh
?Vjj&i j
TliCA were the mon ol ability in the
.Sotith.it was claimed, and tin- negro,
could not sparc. Ihem from publie allait ;.
They were not strangers to their former
slaves, bu! had been theil' associates
( ! ! ! i throughout life, ami knew (hem
and were known by them, a? n? stran
gers could be.
()ne staple argument used on that oc
casion Mas, Ihose Northerners Mere Ut
terly Insincere iii their professed friend
ship for the negro. In Ohio, and Other
Hintes in thc .North, it was stated lim ne
gro had long been, and was yet, disfran
chised. Tims our delay to act on this
question is breeding tronido for us in this
Editor.
^ A.ssoeiato
S Mili tors.
l'ar-oifregion. N*o\v, if lue people ol'
QlliO will Stlik'O out (his obnoxious woM
tho lltuiulor of ihese - Tat,?ix is ?M.ne.
Tlic press ol'the s.-uth ii Isp is seek i nu
?.? (mike imieh ot" the point thal Mr. 1.in
opia sn io! that he would, if possible, save
tia" l."nion without destroying slaven',
ainl that shivers Wils only lo bo ?lostroy
Od ?filio I nion could not otherwise he
imvsOrVetl. All ,.f tin- hin.I tba! North
ern stat? -tuon, orator-, and editors said
hiring tin- war i- now repented lo fprilfy |
these Soutint ll gout leinen ill the atl'ee-i
lion- ol" their lat.? slave-. 'The great ob
iee' i--. evident ly. to control Ihe negro?
vote at the South, and this secured, ?voi?1
homo, rat- IheluSelsstrike out tho
iVOVd .. whit.-'" boin Hie Ohio State Con
stitution. The -brew i statesmen ol' the
South aro now, hu- reasons, becoming
advocates of neuro suffrage" ami Syco
phantic fi ?en.is of ?! o negro ? \i'hU?j their
iissociatos ami co-laborer- arc for similar
reason-, opposing it at the North. So
much f->r the policy of th,. qUOstibin ll
is riglit, a- weil a- politic, to strike ont
litis word. ll wa- always a blot upon
our fundamental law. bul the advancing
light of tin- age ?- giving tho spot hourly
a darker shade. lt is a trespass upon
manhood, a viol?t iou oflh? fights bf obi'
hyighbbn ?> w renig w hich w e should luis
tell to redie--. Ib-li-iioli el ies out against
it. and thi- sad discrepancy bel w ooli the
Cou-titutiou and the law of Cod should
at oin je be e?faced.
Wo do Hoi doubt thci--U''. Ohiowik
put he-If right. and siecOpl for herself
what she in eohimbn with the iiatibil lias
demanded of the Sou'h.
'.IA-II: is itu. MCI noms) i ci-.-oe. \i
? in iti it,"
A-kindrello thi,. we iiiUsi, refer t..
?irticle- circulated hy the pie-s lO'thO o
lecj that our ( burch has behn guilty" bl
lids vile thing; in a (.-ase at the Pitt-bur-..'
bein: le Colle-C of the I toa P 1 of Tm-1 ces
iVCWhieli in-idutioti pdshop Simpson i
Pie-ideiit. and who i-. -aid to have sane
tioUed the pioceci'iiug. lt si cns. fr, .i'll
tliO si;:ilel??Oht of The pariuits of a Voling
lady b's thc name of Harrell, ile! ?die
attende I (';-.:< I ??sit il ill 10I? I'of "In- ter Ul.
and wa- hlghls 0??hmioihlcM. by hey tea. ! -
eis. for beh.-!\h>r ai.d sOliohb'ship as wa
eortillod on paper, but (hat it carno to l?.
a-eei taiiict -he had in her a taint of he
grp blood, and ace r.{jhglv; on pie-, nt
big In-r-clf at the opening' of a seen,.
P rm. she was. on tba' riceoiinl, refuse*
admis-ion.
Now We plot, -t tlutC ?fall thc fact
were true, the Methodist Kpisoopu
Clitireli i- iibt le-j.oi-. dl le ?or them. 'I'iiii
I ipa td of Tlil-tees. ii.,r the clo ?Ucl,
lb-ln>p. hbr b ?t li eo i n bi md. nie t he Melli
lid i si I'.pi-eopal Church. If they havi
hedi -o g?ljllV a- Clhligcik Wt?, should bi
loudest and ch are-t in otfr('ondeiilhatibi
of them, l-'or hur.: \ ear-, at Middletow n
and at kima, and ollie!* of our schools
in? student ha- l een rejected on aeooiiii
of color, i Inly la si Conimciiccmchl
?.o'..ned young lady received a diploma
at kima, impressed w ?iii one of the jiigll
e-t hon rs ol' Hie institution. Wc ar
?htorhied that, fearing thc - id yhiihg hi
?iv mcgill be valedictorian', sonic hervoii
Whiles, of tin- giadjialilig ela--, wait
e.! up ni 11 ic principal, willi seeiii'm
threats, to know if the Facility won I
give that honor !>? a negro. Ile assure
them tin- only was P> prevent il was t
oiltslu ly her-e\e. l her. All In.r li
thi- tot liarles \V. Hetniell ' I !' lins a
fair ai 1'itlsbiirg iU true ive iiiiisl lu
imbat ?ugly eoiiicss that "caste i- in Hi
Cliui'ch," but we most boldly ailinn th:
ca.-le i- n?t .?/ Hie Church. H is an o:
(.rosOeueO I lint nui-t mar the fair fame i
thal college till it i- removed'
?'ut wc th> not heiievc. at lea-t. all th:
is said. VYo did libp?, before this, lp s<
an ollieial coull .-.diction olTIn: evil repor
l?shop Simp-on's c.-nneclion with ll
institution j.; ipiitc lioiniiud. lb' ha
for months, bien distant, and cvt
abroad, with a sick son. Uis home is i
Philadelphia We shall want sonielhh
inore, than his oillei/d relation to tie- i
st?u'.ion lo hold him responsible for 1
grave an bO'eilSC as Hie one charge
Hut wc incline to believe lhere vf ero bl
er reasons (han Hie one named for ll
rejection, ol' which tlic I'res'doiit and
Pr?sicos would Ililli bo silent. Hut muy-,
bl! not. Without explanation, they ure
ol course condemned, and thu crime will ;
be remembered against them in a hull
oed ways. At all events, we now purge
?urselves ol' all responsibility in the
i remisos,
L'K'I I KK KK< -M -M li < \sio.v.\|""
Correspond MI ?(j ol"tito Philadelphia Press.]
WASHINGTON, April 7. i #07.
rh.- old slaveholders bf Charleston, j
ililli Carolins, professing a hob horror'
colored men ; 'a.t.;ing (hem-el vos to of
lleo, and upon (his cbiitihgeUcA hanging
tiie ti lible prophecy that several of the,
Southern Mate- will he controlled cn-,
t i i - ? -1 \ by the negroes, are doing all in;
their power to make inevitable the very
result they seem to dread. I'uik aware
of the I'a. l that the blacks are in a nub
jori ty and w ill soon he in full command :
ot' the political situation, the local author
ities ot' ( harleslOn refuse to allow them
IO ride iii the city cars, and do so in a j
manner calculated and probably intended j
to product' the popular disturbances re
cent ly noticed in thc despatches of tho i
Associated Press. There tire thousands
of w ell-hred lind intldligOhi people ol '
"."i in Charleston and its vicinity, and
no! a few comparatively wealthy, ami yet '
litany are compelled (.> walk for miles to
(?Heir pUlcOS;bf business, while the loud
and intolerant traitors, who started and
ielj)i I on thecarh secession lllOVOtllOhlS '
.;., ! contributed freely bf tiicir f >i tum s :
and their bouillies to the resulting rObol
lion, accompany their monopoly ol'.(he ll
inly ear- by eve i y maimer ol' insult to
the freedmen. W hen Wo relic t that the
....1..-...1 i"...,.i. "I..io? .....In.v.'J
, hat Wies tub lided to be a common righi'
url wiiat is so on all tjihglLe:t'l railroads. '
'. he c. .!.' iuel ol' these men savors of e\-'
treme i'i?bei alby ; and when to this re
li?ctibli ?- C.'Ide ] lin- cerK.iuty '.hut S?O.It |
. \ -hi-i\ene- - will only irritate and e< n
-l?bate I * iv' colored pop) ito' again-' lin i r
ivconi iiei-'ci-. it i- nothing nioic than
.indie ? ii o',ne., or blind iiifa'iiajt'oh,
file l it\ Conned of Charleston have no:
itdhtrol o\erthe ultimate decision-not'
lite least ; and yoi if lin y respected the
ex hin pl?' ot' other cities, ami admitted I he :
li au'Ved fate thal had overtaken their'
dondlv !iea-oii. Iliey vvould make a virtue
of a iee. --'?ty. and help themselves willi
lin- freedmen hy prbtlbring them thc con-1
vetiienees iii advance ol the time when
,thov will be abb' to take litchi hy their
. oW li villes. Such gond -eii-e ( yon can
no', cull tlt?t g?Uet'bsiiy which is simply
_:'i\?!',u a man what is his own) would do
i mueh lo prevent (lie colored voters from
electing lueiitselves io oOlee, and, more
I than anything else, h> show thal Mr.
W ade Hampton and his confederated op
erator- are lionesl when they declar?
themselves better fi ?ends of the colored
ree i han their own teachers ami t he Rad
I iOa?s who haye Ipil?d aiiil foti ghi to set
litchi fie. These gent leihen should un
derstand Illili the dream of theories ?s over
and thal we are living in thc realm ol
fact-. I'hev Imve been i muten se ly lucky
in escaping Willi their lives and property 1
ii h1 r making their count ry lose a million :
ot' lives and live thousand millions of doi- '
hus Ivy I heir experiment of rebellion.
; To plead illili they have any rights in ad
dition lo thc blessings as w holly forfeited
by their IrCiisbli as they were generously
restored hy ilia (?oVerntiienl-is an inso
lent mockery. Thc reality of thc. situation
will make itself felt, and the al tempt to
deny or lo defy it will only make the as
c< lidcncy of (lie majority sterner and
more complete. If the colored men elect
themselves lo oilleo I hoy will exercise a
.aered righi : and if they exclude such
w bite men as 11 am pt on and ( hr it w ill bc
because Ihey ha\e heen dearly taught
not lo onlide in the Southern politicians.
And what then ? ls it socertain that these
black men will malo' worse legislators
than lite mighty leaders who advocated
thc civil war? Cod has .adjusted many
terrible complications within a few years.
Having made ihe black man a faithful ser
vant even when his rebid tyrant was light
big to keep hilt) ii slave ; a bravo Soldici
uni' lin1 Ila;; ol" hi-- native laud : a lise- ?
flthvhlstriutts, niel peaceful citizen.lind . O
nhtolligonl voler~-why shall wc he np- .'/
pu?I 1?\ thc new rebel -careen.w lliitl jV
tkVccdmau will iiot ever be a cohscien- I
tis Jliror, il capable htiigisir:.tc. ami lill ?
eithtened Icgislaloi-i The Power I bi? I <
soyd the ( Mi lier an.I more dillicult proh- i
U*i will ?isl providentially dispose ol' ii
th ( )<"( \-IOX.VI.. (
? f..i- ile- A.h...-ale. ] ' I
Pl i.i -us?. Mri.ns?, ASH Sri.i . in - ?'i ( I
( I ou i. i ? ( 11 I/is-, ,vt i.iiii r.v ti i i S. C. i
At a lhasa meeting ol' thc j'rcodhu it ai . .'
fr-eiiullo, Wichaid W'iUiiims was ap ;<
lintel I hainuan. and Frank W ilium- .
ient.-irv. The meeting wu-i Ibeii "i'd
,.C-.-ed b\ K. Williams as follow-, :
?\lljw citii/i'nk] None of i sj herc to
thill aro orators, and cann. I expie!**
.ir.-elves elegantly, or even properly :
(it ive lire here a-- freemen. We hav e
eht-, and privileges which we never eh
j'Ved before--We have a liji.i to vole!
t)fs is tile privilege of helling to elect
itfeers who shall make laws for US. and
I vant every man to understand who
ac his friends, and win n fie dav come-,
l< be careful Who he vetes for.
Weare exposed lo enemies-wolves
wil . onie iii slufep's clothing, and will Irv
tot tint us from our friends-- wo liiusl be
vu-y careful. Our conduct, if judicious*
iv.ll keep our rights, but if indiscreet we
nay lose them. I.el ns be united and all
pill together, and bc good and faithful
.iti/ens. We are under bini of the best
x ?vernnient-- thc Sun Over slioiiy Upon.
We w ant every man to unoci-tan.1 Iii .
position. The Mag that wuvOs (iver tis
nay defy the world to trample upon il.
Our former position was thal ol'a lonO
,-atman noon tho wide waters, without
i^ddoi' or paddle, while near him were
i'ile?ity <)f human beings u!iu might if
".le y clio-e. put a paddle iii his hands,Jail
Hey did not choose t.>d.> it. VAh* ii snmo
lt>dy iai'llier relhovod from tho poor
hint ma n male a dCs| e'ritte ct lb rt-, and
?biri}iv a [laddie over the h.-a.N of ?he ui.
b-!ping, unfeeling laen ilrotiiid lunn
v?itik tile words "Miow pa?ld?e your Iii wi i
i.tlhoe. '
We hear much bilk about who arc >iir
Iriends? This wc Know, (hal until now.
ve hover had.-my right s ot' privileges! li
littst have been a friend '.hat gave lin m
lo us. Three years hgt) -one- of n's ii?d
i little knapsack- or carpel bag. thank
'?od, ll?w we have a lfui'if(U\ (great a) -
plauso) and in that Bureau there ar.- ma
ny provisions for ns. Let ns jn'oscrvi
them, li is tluvtighl and said liy sbhio
thal we can nev er be i?nytlung---th?l wi
aro au inferior race, and ol' no ?uleonul
Let UN resolve to be sis good ami faithful
eiti/.ens as the country eau boaSl.
Wnsox C\H?K tb.-n addressed tie
meeting as follow s.
M ?I Iri'it'I*: I am proud ol'the bppor
(unity of expressing my feelings lo thu
hody of gentlemen. ll is the (ii'Sl linn
in (tty life that I bav? ha l the priyileg
of expressing my feelings in publie
WIto granted us l?tese privileges !" | >ii
our Legislature iii its last session gran
us these right-,? I thin!, no!; hut lin
best friends wc have in lite world gitVi
tlieiit to ils. Beverly Nash snys bur bes
friends are this side ol' tin- Potomac,
think dbl ; I know they are not. ( hi
tbrnier masters Should be om- best friend;
bulare they? The Scripture s?i\s w
must prove them. Mr. Nash sjtvs li
had rather trust old hinStCrs than an
other men ; but when- did they leave us
H Tl//, in (In' mud, We mtiSt rea-o
among ourselves and decide ivito arc mi
best Iriends; as Mr. W ilhuns said befpf
me, beware of wolves in sheep-, clolliinj
Bc careful' that you east your votes m
lo cut your own throats. If your ol
master conies to you and thaws a ba
picture-and tells you w hat will happe
in len years-you be very careful. Til
republican is W ilson Cook's friend. A
ter all lite republicans have done for ll
shall wc say-they are our enemies ?
had rallier ho taken out in some old liol
and lui ny first.
I have ottered S1,000 in gold for m
self, and they ?aid Wilson Cook, that d:
. will never conic, but that day caine win
lui ..'?MMi i.?.i slurs nii'i strip. - waved pi
Vof ii.'I.', mill (hi y -an! NVllsolt Cooa al
fy? ';-. . |||)(| pave pot \ ollie $ I?UO ll!
rt ( ?or-l . )i. i i ?i .. i. aii'l liou I lum ii
i ail.'i . to ila' ours -.vii... planted llio gdod ii
M I'au in .?ur iniil-l '.' I ?'a' fuM' tm tit j tn1'- '.<
lill.' Wi? Wl'i'O si.?Vi M -HOW Uv a ll : li .'. ' I - I!
mu:. lal li idooiil' duty b.V Olfr conni i y. I
nil wc will.!.o a pi opio yoi il' w c l.cliavc c.
mr-e!\es. Clio I oiled Stale-' says ?o- I ?1
iilil I hdli?vo it. Soi'ali they lilivddone p
or u<. lind v.'nat tlio\ aro now dpihg .' tl
.00k nt till,' lenelilM's who have lott thoir -
ioin .lopi i\i-I themselves ol' soiiiely ? ll
uni -uhj. - loil liil'iiisi'h o- lo lin- siiijors o
il'our hu in. r ow u?'i-.- au'l for what .', i<
A'hy for us. Who huilt our soliboilibUsOs 1 s
liiij wini lOtu-lil's iliir oliiliiroii ? ?>ul wc, j
r eau wo do it oiit-i lv. -.- No. without v
imp we rmi -I - nothing. Wi' aro thank- i |
'ul ililli llio darkness i< going aw av. an?! I ti
>.- Hie light .lawn- upon tho 1 tv...lilian's . t
min i in- iyjll know who p. v.-lo for. ami ,
wo will provoOui'solvhs a grateful people I
yoi. Look a man in I h? Cyi - whoii yrtii 1
(alix lo 'nilli. SoillO llllVC -aid wo SvOulil |
...uno I" mithin;. I am no! uneasy-wo 1
ni','/ .h> right ami if wo <lio with llio I".
S. on our si.lo linn -ay. collie 'loath'
quick, j
Po-olutions adopted hy tin.' I nion Ko
publica;, party Charleston, s. C.. were
lin n road h\ Prank Williamson, (Sod..)!
who r.f. trod pat ti."daily to tho I Uh j
re-olulioii.
l? s ''<.. /. .. I lia! w. will1 ot support any
<. n i lalo for o'l'.oo wh ?will not openly
enoUirsu, advocate, and liofoml tho princi
ple- iiiloptod hythe I .'11 ion Uopubllcnnj
party "a- hm oin -ot fi n th."
l p i, lids resolution ho remarked,
.. Tho Soul horn phoplo say I hoy aro our.
h.- I fr: ls. lt i- !'..r us lo decide.- '
lin- i ri vi legos wo now enjoy woilld ir? vol
j lu? ve 11 ?-. . 11 urantoil us hy our former
musters. Von all know lo, whom llioV
aro oacio -d. and il -cotus t.. mc i'nighiy
hard to turn a rain-t our northern friends,
or ld speak a- ..P.oVcrly Nash" has
dono, its m. it-,- irilluig with Congress.
. 0 'i . ...' President ol' the I'llited States,
. ho' pto dvof Ids head, Velo ?ll his hills.
Now all khdw who to volo for wilh
".:. my lell'im.: you (ropliosjof yes yes.)
I'i.o Southi-i n ps ?lo dbi hold us in their
. olf.'ph (<? p OVOr, we eau leave the Slate.
Trite they own tim land, hut we have the
,'i'.,- iriin us. Sn; pose es ? ry colored
UUill shoiii I leave thc Slate, what good
would their lan i di) (hem ? they cannot
work, while we arc willing to latihr lol"
pay. All ihe.V IhiVe got to do is ti..( p,
<h'st '.-'' mir pfivilegd.'i. Wi' have a righi
IO ('lion:.ni-ow n iVi?hds, ?lid w ill volo
loy those we can tru-t. Nttppo-e a man
had you down heating you, mid another
man should com.- ulong and take him
od', which would yo|i call your friend ':
; ( replies w?. km>w bur Irielnls.) Or Sup
\ . -.. your wrists were luimlciilleiU ami
sore, mid sonic kind hearted person
should lalo- ott't he hailileillls - wild wpiihl
yon call friend the one who put them on,
or took thom oil" V
Tlc- Republican part? have lalo ll dil
thousands of handculfs. ' Whom will yon
choose Republicans or Democrat", ? (hu
preside:.! has vetoed Overs hill that ha?:
hheii Oll'ei'erl in our welfare. Congress
the Republican | ci it \ . have [laSscd then
..vcr his Ve I rt. This i- why we .ure al
lowed lo nico! her,-, und exchange om
views like men to night. W e conic hen
for nojiolili?al exciieiueut^--hut heeaiisi
wo w 'r h lo preserve our rights. If prac
liiahle wc woiihl he friendly willi all iii)
hearts-hut ive iillisl take ..nc side or th
other--wc iiui-t he decided like hie ll.
1 Who shall make laws for us ? Will w
vote for Republicans or Democrats
I"ilunimous cries for /iepuhtiMht'fi onh
Voted. This is a liepiihlican inectinj.
RICI IA lU) WILLIAMS, Chairim.n,
' KiiAMi WILLIAM-, Secreiarv.
' ( i loenville, S. C.. April Uh, 1807.
' I -.-:U?J?????^'_ .
Tho T\Vi > Psi* L ?s oi l lu ? 1 ?ic
t lll'O,
I Thc condition of a (l'ai rs in our count 1
1 presen! - holli a favorable and an unl'av.
raine aspect. Looking ut thc sit?ala
- from a po'.ilical standpoint, we have rc
r son to rejoice Ilia! Un- day- of war ai
i hloodsiu 1 have passed, thal thc ema m
iicil negro has boon lega fi} clotli^Vwitb
1 Ole ???ibis bf in..minmi!, amt Ihrct tho
!?j?ii;ll\ "I* llie people ?re itumite.itly lirhi
i lii??i lu I here i iee t<< tia1 principien of'
lieiiy iiihl just ?em li is also griitifs'hig
. i-1' cn Inj progress which these prin
j?h - hilve hubie dining the past year?
>ue War itgo, tin- loyal people ol'th?'
?lillirv wei?! s aeilhrtmg bc. ween hopu
n?l fear. dOut'tdil il'our (\nigross woiyUl
po ve linn and et(iutl tn thc emongency
irougli which tin' country waa then pas
me . mi.l sin.nhl ii s.> prove, il' it would
csiediimcd ul tin- polls. These are polilla
mm i num. which ive are n<> lougoniuix
nis. Moreover, thc prospect ol' reeon
irili'lioil upon a tl'tiC and loyal basis is
iirtieuliu ly iMicoUrngiUg. 1 'monists, both
lilith and colored, ar?' ?<rgani/.ing in all
arts oldie soul li,and nhl negio despisers
nd I ilion linter- are forced to change
heir laiiii's.
Another view of the situation brings
o our not iee lin1 I'aels, thai a vile and
uiprineipb'd man occupies the l'residen
ial ? hair, that many ol' Hie participants
n the reedit rebellion are still obstinate,
md that tiller a war, waged in behalf of
lie Constitu? h n und the . ?pud rights of
mu., in whieli thc hand oft ?od was man
fesi scarcely less visibly than in delive
ring llie Isra?lites from homhige, many
nive tailed lo hood thc less?ms taught.
There is a large party which accepts tho
ssin-s of tlie war with extreme reluetanee,
iud would, if possible, roll bach the w heel
>f progress w hich God luis, by his prov
idences, been rolling forward, lt ia only
a few ?lays since Unit one ol' the state?
nt our own New c'.lighutd gave its verdict
against |hose principles which every true
ami lilierly loving American holds dear.
.Induing from the character ?md spirit of
tin- foe with which we lui ve lo contend,
we must cNpeet to subdue Illili completely
only allora long ?md hard fought contest.
He univ Change Ins nio.lc ?d'warfare once ?
and again, bul lu- will yield only willi
ext reine reluetanee a single foot of Hie
territory now held.
\Vijllou! pausing to impure whether^
thc light or the shading of thc picture
preponderates, w e have, all tilings colisl
1. od, great reason lor encouragement,.
In spile of nil that has leen said, wc are
forced h. conclude that our age is ono of
uiarviil' ins changes. We should have been
-low le I.eli. \e. had it booti told us sown
n ar- ag... or even six, when the first gun
ol'the rebellion wits fired, thal within so
short a period, tim institution ol' slavery
which Imd grown up willi our government
and hivonie lirnily riveted to it, would
have lieeii abolished, and the negro a?
far aspic mit ional government is concern
ed, end iini'lnsi'd. Such, however, are
anion;.; tlie changes which have been
Miomdii. lu fac?, m arly all tho refor
iiiaion movements of our time with winch
the world is being blessed, as Missions,
.he temperance reform and the Sabbath
Sclidhh ai?' ol'compar?t ively recent origin.
Cod univ know - what is in slore for his
people during thc next few years, (treat
and mar ?dbms changes for the better
may he a! band, .fudging thc future by
thc past; we Im vc reason to believe Uley
arc. (hid works through the inst rumen
talitv ol' hi- servants, i he great question
for ||)ein lo decide i.s. whether or not,
(hey w ill place themselves in such a posi
t i> .ii ilia! tiley may be the UVsUlUUOUtSs
by which t be-e cl-mig-es shall he aecom?
pdslied.- AtO?hitilj Star.
Thc Kx poetical s ot* tho
Soul h.
Tlie b ailing men of Hie south sn? re
markable for their tenacity and versatili
ty, ll 1.4 very hard for them to abandon
an undertaking, ami pne can hardly
guess befovi haiul what may be the meth
od ol'tin- next hour,-Their energy is UH
restless as it is abundant, for they have
in ver been accustomed lo work it oil" in
thc staid .and regular ways which obtain
in New Kiigland. They seem to have in?
heriled thc idea thal to rule is their
j function and theil' destiny. They {lift
aristocrats by the grace of (ind, And
their convict ?on on (his subject is not of
1 tlial si'tth'd. satisfied, so 11-rel I ant sort
which is conlcnl lo wait for the world to
' rciv.gni/.e and properly interpret the sym
bols ol' l?o-ir supremacy. They aro ill

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