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COLUMBIA, August, 3.
In the House, W. J. Whipper, 1V< ni the
Judiciary Committee, reported adversely io
a bill orderitifcthe elections.
Lawrence, ffc&in the yamo committee, re
ported a bill declaring vacant ali offices not
filled by the flections of April ami Jane, and
authorizing ail persons elected to lill the posi
tions when qualified. A refusal to surrender
papers an I records is made punishable by line
DeLarge, from tho Committee of Ways und
Means, report?, d adversely to the r?solution
imposing a special annual tax Of :??U() upon
Kershaw District to support the widow of
Dill. The report was hascd-upon tho uncon
stitutionality of fpeciul taxation, and was
P(l'jptt(t Ibo wiu.n.' i.f Dil!, liO'.vcVtrf, will
receive die p< r diem and mileage of lier, hu
in compliance with previous notice Whip
per introduced a Bill '. to declare vacant cer
tain ofliccs," which was reud it first lime and
ordered for consideration to-rayrrow. The
Hill provides that ail S ute. County and Ma
uicipal i.ilic--s, whether lilied Ly ?f?etioti or
appointment, ip this Stated be dtcluiv.i vacuit
immediately up.n ino passage of the Bili, ex
cept such os wera filled hy ejection on the
l l.ii, 13th. and ]fi;.?j d?ys of april, I?CS. un
der tte provisions bf the new Constitution ;
and :t makes it the duty of the Goverhorto
appoint all officers in cases where no election
cnn take phcc, or where'tho persons elected
cauuol jfive bond or are disqualified^ and en
d ,ws (Le Governor with power to make re-,
mov?is whenever, in his judgment, they are
iiec??sary to the publie servie^. The provi
'ous of the Bill,do nor, however, nppl.' to
Mayors and Aldermen, intendants "and War
dens of cities and towus iu'cases in which
these oflbes were regularly elected under the
'.enos ot tho charters respectively of such
cities find towns which uro not" inconsistent
?il- tbe new Constitution, and their offices
hiv? ri-.' expired. The five-1?ulis i.uld ou tue
14th, 15ih and 16th days'of Api il are de
clared talid and thu persons then selected
entitled to their offices, emoluments, ?c. Tlic
Bill farther provides that any person who
may 1.? holding any office at the time such
appointment, by election or otherwise, may
IM mode, and who. may refuse to surrender
his hooks, p ipers, AC, to bis suc essor, s?mil
be. hold to be guilty of a-misdemeenor, and
shall be punished by a fine of not less than
&1A0 nor more than ?1,000, and imprison
ment .it hard labor iu the Penitentiary for
The consideration of the question of re
ducing the b >nds of State officiais was resum
ed. Whipper made a strong .?peech against
I ho-preposition: lie said that he-i hould in
sist that tho following ?acts should bo put
upon record on the journal :
First. That reducingthe bonds of the treas
urer would seriously impair the credit ol the
Second. The bill was introduced for thc
purpose nf'placing the treasury' funds in the
hands of u man who bad proved himself utter
ly unworthy by offering as bondsmen men"
of straw, unc? who, mc reovor. had promised
the use of the bids receivable of tito State
to any man who wonld 20 his security.
Third. He opposed the reduction of the
bonds of officers, either of doubtful character
.or of doubtful honesty.
Fourth, improper influences had been em
ployed to piny upon the cceduility of mem
The speech created a great sensation ; but
when tho vote was taken the amendment was
lost by..33 ayes to Gi nays.
Prince Rivers. Truman Root, Dave Harris.
& Co., members?(so ca?ied) from Edgefield, all
voted in favor pf reducing the bonds.
Auother bill, however, has b?en introduced
with a view to checking the treasurer.and
protecting the public funds.
The bill establishing Circuit Courts was
ordered to its third reading.
The proceedings of the Senate were of no
Thc Militia Bil's, over which Gen. Stol
brand in the House, and J._ J. Weight, the
darkey lawyer in the Senate, have been .steam
ing a id pulling for three wetiks, are approach
ia<r maturity. They.will be very elabora'e
jn"their details, and iu their general scheine
will conform to that popular sentiment which
dictates th i separation of the white and black
elements For the present the volunteer sys
tem will b?s adopted, leaving to lime and the
necessities of the case. ty-organ:Zs tue militia
more lui ly upon the basis of similar esiab
lishments elsewhere in the States. All oil
cers, from Division Commanders to Third
Lieutenants-, will be commissioned by Iho
Goverjor. who will be authorized to make
use ot the militia whenever he deems it essen
tia', to do S J for tiro preservation of the pnbiic
peace '-nd maintenance of the public security.
The session will probably continue forty
da3*s longer. It will require a week or two
to pass the Militia bill alone-a document
that wili cover sixty or seventy pages. 1
understand that tho plan involves the -?rgani
zation pf a national guard twelve hundred
COLUMBIA, August 1.
In the Senate, Randolph introduced a biil
to punish persons attoi,ptin^ to hold ofiicv
hy virtue of the late provisional govert ment,
l 'or the first offence the biil provides a .ino ol
81 OOO or imprisonment for one year. For
the second clfence, $2000. The same penal
ties apply to all persons drawing salaries cr
receiving fees. . Tho acts of the provisional
government fixing the duration of of'ice are
invalidated by the bill.
The following are engrossed bills. To reg
Orate the manner of the disbursement of the
funds by public tfficers ; und to authorize th?
Governor t/i effect a loan of $120.000.
r A bill dr-iining thc jurisdiction of thc Pro
bate Court-, was passed.
In thc House, the Committee on Elections
reported on the Anderson elections, and said
that the proof was insufficien t to establish the
claim cf thc contestants. They recommend
a new election.
The favorable report of'.he Committee of
Ways and Means on the petition of Georgiana
Heyward for relief from the payment of a
d' libio tax, was recommitted.
.The Judiciary Committee bas recommend
ed the indefinite .postponement of the Dill in
validating the sales of property of miuors or
absent loyalists during the war.
A bill providing for the issue of certificates
of land sold by the authority of the United
States Tax Commissioners was read and re
ferred. Also,-a bil; incorporating the Home
insurance Company cf Charleston, a:.d a bill
. to provide the public administrator,
A committee of five were appointed to in
, yestigate the recent row.
The bill organizing tho Ciroui; Courts was
"pa*3ed to its third reading.
The bill to fix the amount of official bonds,
and to impose a penalty for embezzlement,
a,nd thc bill incorporating the Langley Man
ufacturing Company, were engrossed.
On motion of Nearie* a special committee
was appointed to cxamiue the condition of
To accommodate thc committees, who are
somewhat-behind, in their work, the Haute
will hereafter meet at twelve o'clock instead
COLUMBIA, August ?.
In the House a Bill passed grunting Miss
Georgiana Hayward six months iu which to
pay her taxes assessed iu lsGG.
The Judiciary Committee made im?jorily
and minority reports on the Homestead Acts.
T.ie majority report proposes to make the
law simply prospective in its operation, and
is signed by J. B. Moore. * "m. McKinlay and
G*o. F. Mcintyre. TL- minority report
moj?es the law retrospective in its operations,
-liri ia signed by W. G. Whipper and Robert
Smalls. Both reports will be considered to
A Bdl to incorporate the Wando Company
A B'U to declare vacant certain offices,
and a Bili to amend the charter of Charleston,
were pas.'0-.i. The latter provides for the
election of a Mayor and Aldermen within
thirty days. ?Under it any one qualifiedly
the & institution, ard having resided in the
citv Tor ten elays, may vote for officers, who
are to be installed on the Monday following
the election, and are to hold their offices up
to the regalar timepfcs?x&ed by the charier, j
-ind erne Jenn Jogger, '
In the Senate, a DUI authorizing the Gov
oroor to negotiate a loan bf $125 000 was
passed-yeas IG, nays 5. All t?e Democrats
voted against it.
A Bili authorizing the Governor tafix.up
the College Chapel for : he. regular sessions ot'
the L '?-is a;ure,.passed. .
A petition ?if the United" Fire Company
praying (or ?nc >rporaf!oii was p'res-uted.
Tue coinioiitv.e ob R.tUwa\s reDoned favor
ably ou a Dill to amend the Act to incorpor
ate thc Air Linc Rail Road.
Nothing else of importance was done.
1 COLUMBIA, August C.
In the House ihe Judiciary -Committee re
po-ti d favorably on a Dill to organizo the Sn
preui!' Court, with an amendment, providing
for a Hpocial ierrn of the Court on the third
.Mo:.day in Ausist, the senior Axsjciale Jus
j r.iv r.i piv.^i li-. .
The Committee oe the Efrttfttic Asylum re
ported rhat u?sutution as bring in a splendid
condition, patient i being as well cared for,
and ?"n as cheerful a 'Condition as possible.
They find thc fb.anceo in a better condition
rhaii ni any time riacethe war"; the old debts
pai l, an : current expenses met. There are
21? patients now in it. They pay a hand-on'"
Compliment to Dr. Parker, the Suneriutou
d?tH. and advise ihe Legislature to recom
mend the Governor to retain his'-serviees.
A re-solution was passed instructing the
Speaker and'the President of the Senate to
invite General Mrtide to visit the Legislature
at bis convenience.
The Committee on Privilegesand Elections
were instructed to enquire into the expedieu
cy of reducing the number of polling places.
The resolution closing the South Carolina
University fo*r ono year, and using the fund
for the purpose of repairing ihe buildings,
The report of the Committee on the Ander
son protested case was made the special or
der for tue 15th instant.
Tho Ul ii authorizing the Governor to nego
t'::i:o a loan p k-sed, all the Democrats voting
Tho Bill to determine and ' perpetuate the
homestead was discussed for the rest of the
The indications are that it will be made
retroactive in its operations.
In the Sonnie a Bill to establish a State
Constabulary force was passed. It provides
for a Superintendent of ihe force with a sala
ry of #1,500.
I lay nc gave notice of a Bill to repeal the.
Bill creating the Bureau of Immigration.
TALLAHASSEE, August 7, p. m.-The Leg
I>lathr4fc passed, over the Governor's veto, thc
?dil to pay members one years pay for ser
vices from June td December.
Adjourned at 12 o'clock at night rill No
vember 3d, when they, will choose Presiden
- Alabama Legislature.
MONTI ;<JM.Mtv, August Sj p. m.-The Hollie
j'this muming rejected the Senate bill by ti
v-j?? of !.'! to '?'<-, authorizing the Legislature
to ca-t thc Electoral vote ol tue State.
This afternoon the House reconsidered tts
action and passed the bill by 48 to 18.
The Speaker and others pr.'nes'ed against
il as Anti Republican and opposed to the
geui-.s and .-pirit o? liberty.'
.tir. Davis in England.
LlV?ltP0OL, AugUii. S. noun.-ill'. Davis
appeared on Change yesterday and was loud
Grant Makes a Speech.
Sr. Louis, August G.-Grant rtspjuded tu
a serenade to night as follows:
Gentlemen und Fellow 'Citizen? : I can
scarcely lind words enough to thank you 'or
your very hearty and-warm reception. It
peculiarly gratifying to me to meet so many
Iriends in St. Louis-a place which has arisen
since I h?ve beeu a man grown, und wheru I
intend to bc a resident at 6ome future day.
Thanking you, again, I will bid yuti good
The Kentucky Victory.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., August 7.-The Demo
cratic majority, it is now estimated, Will react,
eighty thousand. *
The Nebraska Democracy.
OM A fi A, August 7.-Tue Democratic Con
vention Bavo nominate ' Jumes R. Porter ?ur
Governor. R?solutions were passed de. ou.ic
ing Congress for imposing negro suffrage on
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PEKSO.NAI._-Governor Pickens and family,
of South Carolina, and illidge Bacon and
family, of toe same State, are stoppingT the
Ballard Hotel. They are invited to the Vir
^inia Springs.-Richmond Whig.
HOWARD'S TOOLS IN TROUBLE.--A Wash
ington corre-pondeutof tba Ballimore Gaze/U
writes as follows :
The detective Reed who was employed by
General Howard to proceed to Georgia and
" work nn" the Ashburn case is still hanging
around Washington endeavoring to ger pay'
for his services. It is understood that Gone
ral Howard refuses to pay his bill-ono thou
sand dollars-as Reed went b^ck on the par
ry and exp jse'' tb? infamous mentis resnned
to manufacture political capital. Reed is pre
paring f >t publication r. statement, of-ins ope
rations, not only under ' General Howard; but
iflSe under Stanton during Mrs. Surratt's trial.
rhesu disclosures, it is said, will make a great
campaign document, a? the fiCts will all be
proven by official p-ipers. The other detec
tive of General Howard's-Whitley.-will be
tried iu Georgia for subordination of peijun.
and ?rill no doubt be convicted aud seut to
.James W. Cheetham, a young man, who
claims to be from Cas-ycll County North Car
olina, passed through Columbia yesterday,
on his way home. He was in the Federal
i-rison, rn Aiton, Illinois, for a length of time
-in fact. Was not released until September.
1807-since which date he has been confined
to a sick bed in Missouri. Mr. Cheat ham
thinks ht1 is the last Confederite prisoner.
His parents reside' at Anderson's S'ore, Cas
? well County, and, before this paragraph is
'r:-nd hv many persons, tho hearts of the aged
lather ami mother will be made glad by the
return of the long ab-entone. H'*' received
every attention ou his way, and ihe various
railroads passed him alung free of expense.
S KC it ETA KV SEWARD'S POSITION.-The New
York correspondent '-ft he Philadelphia Ledger
thas writes on Thursday :
X'he most interesting political rumor of thc
clay is that Mr. Seward, who passed through
this cit? yesterday, on his^ way"*to Auburn,
Lr;ve'ni's friends to nnri -r land that he was
j.Mtit t-T break ground in favor of General
'Grant. Abriet editorial in one of tue Re
publican morning papers h-i-s a hint..to tho
sarnii eliee! ; bul ?he Secretary, bi conversa
lion ou the subject. I am a^ured. was much
more out-spoken than the hint would .seem
The Democratic politicians are not a little
perplexed by this movement. They say they
cannot, made;stand how the Secretary can take
stich a position, and yet occupy a place iri'the
Cabiuet of President. Johnson.
SEYMOVK AXD GRANT.-The New York
Rou id Table, a literary journal, with Ke
publicf.ii tendencies, makes thc following ad
mission r -
.If w? Closely compare and weigh the two
present candidates, Grant and Seymour, and
arc able to consider thur merits apart from
political bias, it is impossible to deny fha' the
latter, by natural intellectual powers, by edu
cation, by social culiure, by experience of
public affairs, is infinitely the fitter man of
thc two to ba President of the United States.
t is said that of tho fifty men composing
the garrison at Aiken, S.' C., only two uro ltndi
CRIS. Thu soldiers everywhere are for Seymour
^?r-Gold closed on the Sth. in Now - York nc
tive at iii. Th? cotton market was didi and de- t
clink* with tabs pf s>p Wt* al 29a#?c. j j
J AME i T. BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY, AUG 12, ?s??T"
OF NEW YORK.
FRANCIS P. BLAIR,
Something to Look Forward To.
Some time about lb? last of ibo present month
there i.? totbe u grand Cuneen nt this placo, under
thc auspices of the Ladies of the Baptist Congre
gation. Said Concert to be, of course, for benev.i
leut purpu.-es. Further than this, touching thc
subj .'ct in hand, we know nothing at present;
and perhaps we are prematuro in making any
?mention ot thy matter at all. But wo think we
aro in thc right track.
Re-opening of the Post Office at Meet
This Post Office, long discontinued, hos been
formally re-opened within tho past weok. Mrs.
E. E. HILT, has been appointed Postmistress.
There was no man in all that country who could
take the required oath. Good country that'! Ex
cellent tesl !
. A Galvanic Battery !
Oil tho outside of to-day's Advertiser will bo
found tho Hon. BEN. HILL'S great AtTanta speech.
Read it,,ono and. all. It isa perfect galvanic
battery !.. It is calculated to roako dry bones of
all persuasions smite together fast and furiously ;
tonio with joy and hope, and romo.-with aguish
and dreadful quaking ! We .thank God that we
aro not a renegade sitting under that-bold, honest,
probing, scathing speech. We cnn imagine noth
ing more horrible. But wc thank- God, on tho
contrary, that wc arc of tho many who can de
rive from it hope aud joy and comfort.
Just now we would infinitely rather hear a
speech from tho Hon. Bc*, HILL than from any
tn ny wc kuow of. Ho bas beon. invited to our
great Rutideation Meeting. Wo do not know,
however, whether he.bas been heard from in ro
ply. If ho shall not be able to como.-or anything
of that sort, let's go over and kidnap him, and
bring him to the scene ri el amii*.
Return of O'nr Representative iu the
New York Convention.
Our distinguished friend and townsman, Gen.
M. W. GAUV, who represented the 3rd Congres
.-i-mal District in the great Democratic Conven
tion, is once again at home ; returned on Satur
day last, strong, well, and full of pith and action.
Wc kept our oye on thc General as far as New
York, New Haven, and Saratoga; but lately he
has been lost in thc blue and gold hazes of thc
Western sky. He has been tho guest of thc charm
ingest people-Southern-sympathizing people
in Chicago. He is .raving about tho delights of
Chicago : about moonlight excursions on Lake
Michigan, and all that. In fact it can scarcely
be said of him that hois "clothed and in his
right mind." Wo strougly suspoct that tho Gen
eral's heart, so long a ceaseless wanderer, has at
lost, liko Noah's weary dove, found a resting
But after all, that f? nono of our business ; and
we now leave thc General to his constituents. Of
course at our great Ratification meeting in Sep
tember, be will give them an account of his
Neither iu Life nor in Death.
Neither iu lifo uor iu death, should there be tho
faintest shadow or outline of social equality be
tween white people and negroes. Mark us what
we say ; und bel ie vu that tho instinct which
prompts this sentiment is thc most healthful one
wc can, under prosent circumstances, poscibly
On Sunday last, there w&s a pompous negro
funeral in the Baptist Church of this place; thc
body wus curried into and out of inc Church, ant
ihero was much '-cll-tolling. This thing has never
been dune be'ore ; ?or should it Lc ever done aijain.
Very suon wo would have to give up our
Churches absolutely and literally. There is noth
ing the negro has such a taste for as doath and
burial. And if ibis thing is encouraged, there
will be obsequies every day in tho year.
To any and all, who may sentimentally say
that.this appears hard and unchristian in us, wc
would reply thus : Anything, however distantly,
that lea-is- to amalgamation between the races
which God has so distinctly set apart forever, is
a greater sin in His sight than perhaps all others !
Through More than Sixty Years.
Through more than sixty years the Charleston
CoimVr'ha* beon creating and commanding its
own pablic-a public Composed always of the
most patriotic and intelligent classes of Southern
renders. And now, in its old age, and in these
evil days, the Ouvrier smiles iu sereno respecta
bility, well-deserved prosperity, and unflinching
We arc ?ed to make thc-so remarks by perceiv
ing that tho time-honored Courier has appeared
in an entirely new dress; such an elegant and
chaste one ns well bocuncs its character-and an
Lrpoii this occasion, thc Courier addrcrs?s its
troops <-f friends and patrons, concluding most
truthfully in tb>.-.-e words:
Our future is indissolubly connected willi our
beloved State, and of tb? Southern Slates and
people. We arc linked to their hope:-, aspira
tions, a--d destinies.
Thc Courier ?gain renews irs course as a " Map
of Busy Lifo,"'and aa such wo solicit for it tho
benisvas and good wishes of thc public.
The Ratification ilieetiug in Aiken.
On Tuoadiy, the -1th inst., took placo in Aiken
thc great Ratification .Meeting of which we spoke
in our last issue. Preparation on a large and
liberal scale had been ma do for this meeting, and
th-' occasion did not fall below tho gonernl expec
tation. It was a numerously attended" and very
successful afFair. From thirty five hundred to
f6\ir thousand persons are s iid to have been in
attcnd.iiico. Augusta sout out her denizens by
hundreds; whilo from Barnwell and Edgefieid
and Lexington Districts there came hosts of newly
inspired and hopeful Democrats, to minglo their
vot?es wi'h tho introductory strains of tho groat
liberty cit or ll J which is soon to resound through
out America. Ladies were present in largo num
bers, as they should have been ; nor was music
Wanted to lo-id life and spirit to tho scone.
The first speech of the doy was made by Gen.
Wade Hampton, who was followed in turn, by
Judge A. P. Aldrich, Hon. Henry W. Hilliard of
Augusta, and mir own p.-pulur fellow-citizens
Gen. M. C. BUTU&R and- Solicitor Youinnns. A.
dd'-gaiiou nf colored Democrats from Columbia
took part in the proceedings, two of their number
making speeches which were attentively lUloocd
to and loudly applauded. Next week our readers
shall bo presented with onB ?r more of the speeches
ma lo on this occasion. .
Weekly Kentucky Yeoman.
This is the name of one of thc noblest, truest,
and most spirited pupers in thc staunch und
stalwart State of Kentucky-a State peculiarly
glorious, just now because she, only two or three
days ago, polled such a triumphant Democratic
vot>- a* cannot fail to affect in must salutary man
ner, the elections which are still to follow.
Col. STODDAan JonssoN, ono of thc editors of
tho Yeoman, is u soldier of brilliant record, and
a firm friend of our own popular soldier-citizen,
Gen. GARY, by whom wo wero inlro?ucod to him
at tho lalo New York Convontion.
In the breach into which all Democrats and
lovers of liberty aro now leaping and thronging,
thc Yeoman is standing iu tho front rank, nnd
fighting with a viun and vigor which makes tho
;ruo heart thrill.
Wo givo tho Yeoman tnoft honorable welcome,
md commend it to all our people as a journal
hot would delight and edify thom. The Yeoman
i pnJHiahed at?raaifart, tan Capitol o?Koalnciy. i
The Edmunds Electoral College Bill.
Tho following is tho Lill, or resolution, which
has passed Congress, regulating tho voto of tho
Southern States', in tho Electoral Colloges, known
IIB tho Edmunds Bill.
JtcKuiitdj That none of. the-States wbose'in
hnbitants were lately in rebellion shall be entitled
to representation in tho Electoral-Colloge for
choico of President and Vice President of the
TJnitod States, nor shall any electoral votes be
received orcountod frern any such Stales uoloss
a't the limo proscribed by law for the choice of
electors, the people of such . State? pursuant1!*)
the acts of Congress in that -behalf, 'shall havo
kineo tho 4th of March, 1S67, adopted a Constitu
tion of State government und'T which" ? Stato
govornmont shull have been organized and shall
be in operation, and unless such election of elec
tors shall hove been held under authority of such
Constitution' aod?.:government, and'such States
shall haye also boen entitled to be represented in
Congress pursuant to the acts of Congress in that
. Aud this hill would seem to forbade the culmi
nation of the revolutiou. Tho Radical factiou
seeing plainly that it is to he defeated in Novem
ber, becomes day by day bolder, more reckless,
more determined. To nullify thc fiat of the pm
ph anil '?(??I a President bi/' Congre** in >6ry
dourly thc game afoot." ' And it would bodell for
tho pooplo to know it now. TheT revolutionists
rely upon their possession of tho. machinery of
government. They tbinkjbat th? peoplawill not
b.e prepared for the contemplated .coup d'etat.
They supposo that having the Go?oral of-tho
oi-raic* in thbir clutches, ?nd the Pr?sident de
posed, perhaps, by sudden impeachment, with all
tho materials'' of war in their bandi; thoy can
succeed in subduing a free people of thirty-five
million?; and by the force of bayonets directed
by slavish minions, compel them tj acquiescence
in tho contemplated revolution and*?hange of the
Government from a- Republic to ..ai* tfligaicby,
with Thad. Stevens, and-Sumnor, and-Woshbarne,
and-lungan, and Butler, and Sch?nbkr, and Nye
and Stewart, as the princes who are to rule this
We say,' ic all sober carneatucs?, to our readers,
that such is undoubtedly the Radical programme.
And now that tho Democracy have ninated at
Now York two men .who have firmness and de
cision enough to meet this crisis, it ia further
necessary for them to organize^ and be ready to
compel their recognition, under the Constitution
and laws of the United States, as President and
Vice-Pros ?dent on the fourth of March next.
Organization in'thts respeet is necessary. There
should bo no section of country in this broad
?And, in which the'supporters of tho Constitution
and tho Union are not perfectly organized and
ready for any emergency. The -Radicals in Con
gress Intond to deprivo u.-all of us, North,
South, East, and ?Vest-o'-our rights bf force, if
it cannot be done by fraud, aud we should be
. ready-to deal with these unscrupulous revolution
ists as we would with mad men or mad dogs.
Concerning Straw Bonds and Other
D. L. TURNER, the unconstitutionally-elected
Ordinary of our District, was in town on-Monday
last, with his commission in Iris pocket; 'his bond
having been approved by thc unconstiCutionally
elccted Co. Commissioners. But Judge DDRISOE,
rightful Ordinary, acting upon thc advice of bis
legal friends, declined to vacato the office: Reason
-unsubstantial character of TURNER'S bond. Of
course these surface-bubbles of a political cess
pool will, in a short time,' enter in and take pos
session of'our District offices,' but, nevertheless,
it is somewhat of a plcosure to announco that
they do nut slide along tho groove as smoothly
and greasily as they may have anticipated.
An Act of Decent Justice.
At the Dom-.eratic Convention held in Colum
bia last week, one of the Resolutions, submitted
and adopted, runs as follows : " That to Andrew
Johnson, tho President of the United States, we
tender tho thanks of the old commonwealth of
South Carolina, for his manly vindication of her
rights, honor and dignity."
This manly and eminently proper proceeding
gives us much pleasure,; s,nd we hope it may act
as a rebuko to tho many individuals hi every
day lifo, and tho many flippant ?cribblqs in the
papers, who are so constantly making-epon Mr.
Johnson unbecoming and indecent aAUfijlivr-- < '
Andrew Johnson was not a fitting candidate
for thc Democracy to nominate at this timo. And
his course, although eminently patriotic, has-sot
always boen dignified. He has never identified
himself with the Democrats while in power, but
has preferred to frittor away tho patronage and
strength of his administration upon such unrelia
ble political nonentities as Seward and Weed and
and their followers. Consequently ho has no
spociul claim upon the. Democratic, party.
Bat notwithstanding all thts^ cvery; good citi
zen nDd-patriotic man respects Andrew Johnson
for the firm stand he has made in defence of thc
Constitution against one of tho fiercest and most
vindictive assaults ever made upon that sacred
instrument. Ile has exhibited a consistency und
a courage in bis opposition to Jacobin revolution
that provo him to bo ono of thc most remarkable
men of the age. For moro than two years ho
hus patiently omi steadily persevered in bis op
position to unconstitutional legislation, despite a
persecution unparalled in history. Insults have
been heaped upon him : hi? constitutional powers
havo been violently wrested from his hands;
slander and falsehood have assailed bis public
and private character ; Congress has oyerriddon
all bis official acts ; and thc command of the ar
my has been transferred to hostile bands as a
warning and a threat. Yet nothing bas turned
him from tho patriotic course which he regards
as imposed upon him by his oath of office. And
there eon be no doubt in the mind of xny sensible
umn that but for the check held upon thc Radical
Congress by Andrew Johnson, the South would
now have been in a far more terrible state of an
archy than it is.
For thc Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR : The most effective method to put
an eud to the bogus State Government established
over the people of South Curolinaby Radical fraud
and force, is to quietly refuse poyment of the
taxes that may bc imposed by the so-called Leg
islature now in session. Without money, to sus
tain and strengthen the rotten fabric, it will
Speedily topple to tbo-ground.
-To accomplish this most dosiroble object, it is
only necessary that the tax-payers of South Caro
lina generally rcSolyo to calmly, yet firmly, re
fuse to contribute of their" substance in 'support of
the sham government. The military, wliich forcod
this government into existence, and bas thus far
propped it up, has been withdrawn; and it is left
without ?my power to sustaiu itself or enforce its
decrees. It is left to depend for support upon tho
will of tho people-tho tax-payers of tho State.
Now, it is pa'.ent that it Los not tho consent of the
governed ; but that, on tho contrary, it bas been
set up in despite of their will. It has, therefore,
no inherent power, and cannot prolong its exis
tence ono hour, if tho people iu every'District and
neighborhood in tho Stato will only withhold the
money that may Lo demanded of them for its sus
tenance and support. Tho wholo frail structure_
Legislature, Judicial and Executive-will be
crushed into nothingness by this " masterly in
lu this refusal to be taxed by an alien govern
ment the people will have their justification in
tho fact, that tho reconstruction laws of tho Rump
Congress, and by necessary consequence all con
ventions and legislatures held in pursuanco of
them, aro " unconstitutional, revolutionary and
void." There can be no doubt that those laws are
unconstitutional. Tho Supreme Court of the
United States, though deeply stainod by the infu
sion of radicalism, would have so pronounced
them in tho McCardlo case, hnd not the Radicals
in Congress prevented by an er postJ"acto law a
decision of the question. This interposition be
tween them and tho judgment of the Court is roost
conclusive evidence that Radicals themselves
Itnow that that these laws cannot withstand judi
cial fcrutiny. Tho Democratic party also in con
rention assembled hus declared them to bo "un
?onstitutional, revolutionary and void." The
Thole country, then, is agreed npon the question;
ind il may be at onco assumed that they aro un
?onstitutional. Thepoople of this Stato-thc tax
pycii-mil, thcitfcxe, bo held ; astin obj o io ibo i
eros of tbo world in noting upon the assuniptio
and giving practical effect to thc opinion so gen
rally entertained, by refusing, to contributo thc
money in bupporfc of the government institut"
under tho authority nf the Reconstruction lav
That conclave of alien enemies, native scalawa
and stupid negroes, that now disgraces the bea
tiful Capital of our State, is nothing moro n
less than an unauthorized and lawless band
public plunderers. They haver no niora aithori
to meet in legislature to organize a governmei
to pass laws and to tax the people than any cth
assemblage of free booters.
When an attempt shall bo made to collect t
Uxos that may bo levied for tho support of tbo
penniless and untaxahlo adventurers, let tho pe
pie ignore thc very existence of the tax-ga'hc?
-make no returns to them of 1hoir taxable pro
orty and pay them no money. If executions a
lodged with the sheriffs, let them treat thc sheri
in tbo same way, and, if need be, resist by for
tho enforcement of their writs. And, if th?
property should be foroed to sale, let it be dane
rout in thc extreme for any one to attempt to bi
Mt;' ' But short of forciblo resistance, there mi
'bc some way of bringing tho unlawful acts
those who have usurped the function? and powc
of government under thc test of judicial iuves
gat ion. What may bo the proper mode of proc
dure, competent jurists. Alono can determine.
Then let rhu penplu'io every neighborhood at
District in thc State meet in convention, and r
solve to pay no taxes that maybe imposed by t
unlawful a-semblago now in session in Columbi
and to mutually sustain one another in wbatov
mode of resistance may bo determined on; at
there will a speedy end of Radical misrule
South Carolina, BOB SHORT.
. " . PROCEEDINGS OF
The Cokesbury District Mectini
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUE
At Edgefiebl C. ll, S. C., July 29fA, 1868;
According to previous appointment a Inri
number of Delegates from the Circuits and St
lions throughout the bounds of the Cokesbu
District, assembled in tba Methodist E. Churc
at Edgefield C. H., on the ovening of the 29
July, 1868, where the Introductory Sermon w
preached to a largo and attentive audience 1
R?V. W. P. Monz?n.
THURSDAY, July ."?Otb.
The Meeting assembled at 9 o'clock, and w
opened with singing and prayer.
The Presiding Elder, Rev. W. H. Fleming,,
the Chair. W. J. Ready was nominated ai
The following names of Delegates were r
Cokcsbnry Station.-Rev. W. T. Capers.
Cokesbury Circuit.-Rev. J. T. Kilgo, Dr. Jot
Calhoun, John B. Johnson, G. M. Jordan, Ja
F. Lyon, J. A. Cromer, Asa Bowie, Lambert Jo
dan. . . .
Abbeville Circuit.-Rev. W. P. Mouzon, Re
T. S. Daniel, B. D. Kay, W. B. Cliukscnles.
Ninety-Six Circuit.-Rev. Thoa. G. Herbei
Rev. A. L. Smith, J. M. Richardson, J. F. Park
Maploton Circuit.-Rev. J. B. Trsywiok, Ty]
Jay, Wiley Timmerman.
Edgefield Circuit.-Rev. P. L. Herman, Rev.
K. Tucker, H. T. Wright, W. J. Ready, J. J. M
Daniel, Jesse Timmerman, H. B, Gallinas, Ja
T. OuzU, James Glaze. *
Butler Circuit,-Rev. W. A. Clnrkj Rev. T. 1
Purifoy, Rev. J. W. Barr, J. C. Abney, Jumi
Rushton, Benj. Rushton, E. B. Gradick, Natbii
Body, J. Russell Eidsou, M. M. Padgett, D
Martin Rushton, J. P. Mickler, S. M. Smith, Wi
son Abney, Jacob Smith.
Newberry Station.-Rev. W. S. Black.
Newberry Circuit.-Rev. J. H. Zimmermai
Rev. M. M. Boyd, Rev. J. M. Boyd, Rev. li. De
rick, Isaac Herbert, C. S. Enlow, Thoa. Wicke
-Thos. F. Harmon.
Laurens Circuit.-Rev. J. "W. Kelly, Edwai
Nash, Dr. E. T. McSwain.
Clinton Circuit.-Rev. John Attaw?y, J. 1
Wright; George W. Sadler, P. B. McKtlvy.
Reedy River Circuit.-Rev. F. Auld.
On motion of Rev. J. W. Kelly it was
Beeohtd, That tho hours for convoning th
meetings ?hall be at 9 o'clock, A M., and for ac
journing at 1 o'clock, P. M.
The Chairman then announced the followiu
On Public Worcbip-Rev. W.-H. Fleming, I
E. , Rev. P. L Herman, Rev. W. A. Clark.
On Education-H. T. Wright, Rev. W. T. Ca
pers, J. M. Richardson, Dr. John Calhoun, Rei
T. S. Daniel.
On Finuncc aud Support of tho Ministry.-J
F. Parks, H. Beard, Tyra Jay, T. F. Harmon.
On Family Religion-Rev. J. M. Boyd, J. I
Johnson and Rev. T. D. Purifoy.
On Sunday Schools.-Rev. W. P. Mouzon, Rev
A. L. Smith, Dr. E. T. McSwain, Rev. J. T. Kil
go, J. J. McDaniel.
On the State of tho Church-Rev. J. W. Kelly
Rev. J. II. Ziinmcrninn, Rev. M. M. Boyd, J. M
Wright, Isaac Herbert.
On Periodicals and Church Literature-W. J
Ready, Rev. T. G. Herbert, B. D. Kay, Rev. J
Attaway, J. F. Lyon.
On Misions-Rev. W. S. Black, Rev. F. Auld
E. bash and G. M. Jordan.
Rev. J. B. Traywick moved to appoint a Com
mittee to nominate Dotcgatcs to tho Annual Con
fcrcncc. After discussion, thc motion was lau
on the table.
A motion was then made to elect Delegates ti
the Annual Conference by ballot, without nomi
nations. Tho motion was adopted.
On motion by Rev. J. W. Kelly, it was ordered
that ll o'clock Friday bo set apart to ballot foi
The Chair having announced that tho meeting
was ready to bear reports of the varions interest)
of tho Church within the bounds of the Di.-trie:
represented, the following members gave bric!
accounts of the charges with which they arc
Rev.IV. T. Capers, Cokesbury station, said, On
Sabbath thc congregation is large; Sunday
School woll attended ; pupils.and members much
interested. Cannot say our people aro a spiritual
people. As a Church we ure behind tho times.
Few attend to family worship. We have prayer
meetings. Lately thc interest seems a little bet
ter. Efforts have boen mad'o to organizo a Sab
bath School at tho Depot, two miles from the
village. Our people are slow in supporting their
Jr'i?uchcr. On tho question of literature, a few
take tho Church papers : support of periodicals
very insufficient. Cokesbury is not the source of
Methodise light, as generally tupponed. No
accessions to tho Church.
Rev. J.T. Kilgo, Cokesbury Circuit, said, There
is abundant room fur improvement in the religious
oondition on my Cirontt. Wo move on harmoni
?usly, buthaveno rovivnls. Harecight Churches,
at six of which are Sunday Schools. Schools
well uttendod gonorally, lind great difficulty in
procuring touchers. Think tho Sunday School
has a good influence on tho family circle. The
parents, by hearing lessons gain instruction. Had
no revival among Sunday School scholars; sev
eral Sohools aro conducted on the Union plan. I
bavo beon trying to do a littlo in tho woy of pas
. toral visiting. I am much better supported than
last year. The iuterest in our periodicals is in
creasing. Wo have no parsonogc ; I live in a
rented house. Our pcoplo frequently join in
union-prayer-montings ; I believo much good will
result from them. Family worship] much neg
lected. Class meetings almost gono out of use.
Rev. W. P. Mouzon, Abbevillo Circuit, said,
With regard to tho spiritual condition of my
chargo, in somo parts it is good, at others very
low; at the Court House very flat. Drinking
Liquor is ono of the great difficulties that I have
to contend with at two of my Churches. Have
Sunday Schools at all the Churchos except two ;
Sunday Schools doing well, which is attributed
to the energy of ono man. Sundoy Schools havo
a good effect in some parts of the work on the
family religion. As to porlodlcals, there are
about forty subscribers ta tho Advocate Our
p0P?>l0 b&vo dono ftvj well tororda rupporiimj
thc ministry in thc past of this year. Do n
know whether wo will bo ablo to como up wi
the Conference-collection this year.
Rev. Thos. G. Herbert? Ninety-Six Circuit, sai
Can ssy that Ninety-Six Circuit-is ia a good oo
?itiop generally; no special revival iii the w'oi
Spirituality of:the Church in a better conditl
'han I have ever known it. This in a gre
measure is attributable .to tho union-prayer-mw
ings. Cannot say thvro aro any conversions. Mc
of the Suuday Schools doing well ; Sandi
Schools have been profitable to tho fitnily eire'
Family worship generally attended to, and the
is a strong disposition to improve. Subscript
to tho Advocate is largo, but this is the extent
interest in our literature. I bava sent $35 f
thc China Mission. On tho whole, us to collo
tions, wo aro doing well. .Three-fourths of tl
assessment for the preacher are paid up. We'u
making efforts to . secure a parsouage. I fn
nothing pays so well as pastoral work.* I hu
given a great deal of my .lime to this subject.
Rev. J. B. Traywick, Mapleton Circuit, sa
We hove six regular C'hur.'hc?, and three otb
plaocs of worship. Ifsva four Sunday School
Schools rather languishing, throo however 'a
improving. Spiritual condition of the Church
low. Thc Church at Republican 'has been ve:
much revived. I think a great work has COE
menccd thero. At tho beginning of my wai
there was not a sublet iber to the Advocate-no
there arc seventeen. The Sunday School ente
priso has a decidedly good ?nfluenoo on the fnm
ly. I visit my people pastorally, which has
good effect. The financial condition is good; tl
people do not let me suffer. I believe they wi
meet the assessment,
Rev. P. L, Herman, Edgefield Circuit, sai
The spiritual condition is generally good,-bett
in country than village. Had revivals at all tl
Churches last yoar. Had about fifty conversion
Have four Sunday Schools ; not flourishing o:
ceptthe one in the village. Finanoial condith
not good ; Steward* 'do not do their duly. Pei
odicale very well patronized".
The meeting adjourned, with tho benediction.
. . FBIDA'.", July 31st.
Meeting opened at 9 o'clock, A, M., with sinj
ing and prayer. Rev. W. H. Fleming, Presidir.
Sider, in the Chair.
H. T. Wright was elected Assistant Secretar
Journal of yesterday was read and approved.
Rev. W. A. Clark, Butler Circuit, said, Tl
spiritual condition of my charge is low dowe
the members will not turn out to r'-ihing ; ni
more than two-dozen families * that Circa
know anything about family ...gion ; I preac
to thom on that subjeot. C.ass meetings hoi
rundown to little prayer meetings. We h ai
three Sunday Schools doing very well ; two othei
organized but not working. The great difficult
is to get teachers to attend to tho Schools. M
opinion is that whore there is a Sunday Schoi
the parents shift the responsibility, af disciplit
off on tho School. We have done nothing t<
wards getting Sun day. School Books for thc obi
dren. Have taken up Missionary collection
collected $34 ; have not taken up collection at a
tho Churches. Stewards not getting" on well i
making collections for the preacher. Wo aro fa
behind ia tho mutter of Periodicals ; very fe
take the Advocate ; mail facilities aro very bat
Rev. W. S. Black*, Newberry Slation, sai.
There is a decided improvement in the spiritui
condition of our pooplo, which is attributable t
the Glass-meetings. The membership attcn
well, both services and prayer meetings. Fami)
religion on the increase. We have made gr?i
improvement in thc Sunday School. It number
100. The children aro much interested in tb
exercises. I think tho Sunday School cause ha
increased the family religion. Not as many yid
vocale? taken us ought to be; 7 or 8 taken in m
charge. My report of the support of the Ministe
is not so favorable as last year; received on
half-thc assessment. I attribute the falling o
to the fact that the people bavo expended a con
siiicrablo sum on the repairs to the Church ; col
lectod nearly all thc Missionary claim. As t
pastoral visiting;, I try to seo all of our people
I think it a greet power in tho church. We hop
to realizo good results from the Union-meeting>
Rev. J. H. Zimmerman, Newberry Circuit, said
Have-eight Sunduy Schools on the Circuit ; '.
make it my business to attend to the Sunda;
Schools; I think tho results of the Sunday Schoo
influence on the family circle is good. As ti
collections, I havo attended to tho Missionary
collection. I have tho Bishop's fund with mo
Wo unticip itu getting all the collection by .Con
ference. Not many of tho Advocate? taken
Spirituality of tho Church bas suffered, but w<
still have the fire there. I have not been able tc
do a? mach pastoral duty as I desired on accoum
of the health of my family. Hope tho preacher
will be supported.
Rev. J. W- Kelly, Laurens Circuit, said, W?
have ten preaching places ; the Circuit is sq. ex
tensive that I cannot attend the village. There
h is been no special revival interest. Have eight
Suuday Schools, in which cause there is a'decided
advancement. I fear the Sunday School influence
is not beneficial to fumily discipline. Have no
right to complain of my Stewards. Have taken
up some collections. There aro thirty-six sub
scribers to tho Advocate. Collected S TOO for
Rev. John Allaway, Clinton Circuit, said, The
general condition of tho Church is good; have
seven Sunday School?, and collected for Sunday
School Book* $67. The amount for the support
of the preacher is^ncarly raised. Have received
about half of tho Conference collections. I attend
to pastoral visiting. The circiflatien of tho Ad
vocate is increasing.
The time for adjournment having arrived, on
motion it was extended.
Rev. F. Auld, Roedy River Circuit, said, This
Circuit bas suffered greatly from deaths und re
movals. Have five Churches, in all seven preach
ing places. Have sereu Sunday Schools-one in
a very prospero.!* condition. I cnn ?afcly say
thc Sunday School entcrprbc has exerted a mosi
gracious reflex influence on the family circle Cir
culation of periodicals is very good, considering
the mail difficulties. Qeuerul collection for the
.Church is very good. Our people havo not done
as much towards the support of tbe -preacher us'
they could have done, though they are improving.
Reports from the Circuits having been heard,'
the meeting wont into an' election for Delegates
to the Annual Con foi euee. On the first ballot the
following brethren were elected : Rev. Jas. F.
Smith, J. P. Micklor, J. M. Wright, H. T.^Wright.
Alternates, W. J. Ready and J. R. DuBose.
Laurens C. H., S. C., was tho place selected for
the uext District Meeting.
After listening to a most feeling address from
? Rev..D. Derick, the meeting adjourned with tho
S ATC un AY, August 1st
Tho meeting was opened at P- o'clock A. M.,
with singing aud prayer. Bishop Wm. M. Wight
man in the Chair.
Tho minutes of yostcrday wore read and ap
The Bishop delivered a most interesting and
encouraging account of tho condition of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South.
After which tho Chair called for Reports from
Rev. W. P. Mouzon, Chairman of tho Commit
tee on Sunday Schools, read their report. Adopt
Rev. J. W. Kolly, Chairman of the Committee
on the State of tho Church, road thoir report.
After discussion, tho report was adopted.
Rev. J. M. Boyd, Chairman of the Committee
on Family Religion, read their report. Aftor re
marks from several members, the roport was
n. T. Wright, Chairman of tho Committee on
Education, read their roport. After discussion,
the report was adopted. '
The timo for adjournment having arrived, it :
?was extended, wbon Professor Warren DuPro
made some very interesting remark? with regard ,
to the condition of Wofford College. rj
On motion; of Dr. John Calhouu it WJS onani- 1
Resetted, That Coke?>bury District raise Ono
Thousand Dollars for Wofford College.
Of this amount, Dr. Calhoun and" Thos. Her
man proposed to give each $50. .
After furthor remarks, the .-picoting adjourned
with the benediction.
The Meeting was openedat. 4 o'clock, P. M.
with singing and prayer. BUh?p.jy7y- M. AVight
innn in the Chair.
Kev. W. S. Black, Chairman' - of the Cim
mittec on Missions, read thoir report.
J. F. Parks, Chairman of tho Committee on
Support of tho Ministry, made tho following re
port: ..... . . .-w".
Thc Committee to whom has been refercd the
subject of Ministerial Support, beg leave to make
the following Itcport :
Your Committee are deeply impressed with tba
conviction that ono of the most successful ways
to obtain a-liberal support for 'the Minirtry is to
interest the entire community by instructing
them in thc great advantages derived, directly
and indirectly, through this instrumentality,
One of the great reasons why' tho collections in
this direction are so small; is that the people, as
a mass, have not. been samotcntly appealed to by
the Stewards of the Church. There is not an in
dividual in our broad lani who does not receive
untold blessings through tho preached Gospel;
and if all are the recipients of its manifold bless
ings, is it not the bounden duty, as well as privi
lege of every member of socioty, to be interested
in thii great cause ? How, then, can so desirable
an end bo accomplished ? Wc unhesitatingly re
ply : by oducating our children to contribute to
.tho support of the Ministry, and impressing
upon their infant minds and tender hearts that
they have an interest-in the success of the Church
and tho cause of Christ
This policy, faithfully pursued, will produce in
a few years an active and spiritual membership
in the Church. What is it that produces so much
lethargy .and want of zeal? Wojoor, anet veril j
believe, that our people have not had sufficient
early training in contributing liberally towards
benerolent and Church enterprises; and we feel,
that the days of a cheap religion have pasaed,
and we must now contribute liberally even of the
scanty resources which have been lett us by a
Your Committee are of the opinion that ? great
majority of persons, both in and oat of tho Church,
do. not fully apprec'ate the great privilege of giv
ing to the support of the Gospel.',. That it is a
means of gracononeso wellknowas those who have
tried it; and as Stewards we would recommend
it favorably to orery man who hasuot tried it.
"Tho consciousness of duty done, the reflex influ
ence upon our bo'artr," and " the marry blessings
which descend ripon a Christian community
through tho Ministry, should stir up the Church
and people to this great and'good work by prompt
ing us to sustain with our means, and encourage
with our sympathy, the hearts of those whose
duty it is to preach the Gospel.
The system of voluntary contributions which
obtained in our Chnrcb, is to a great degree im
practicable at this time'; and while wo may not
be a bio to devise a plan entirely free from defect,
the system of Assessment bas as many or more
claims than any other to recommend it to our fa
vorable consideration. And in view of the ne
cessities of the.Church, and tho altered condition
of our finances, wo.trust to seethe Assessment
plan adopted ai the policy of the Church. And
in m >king this recommendation we feel suro that
we aro but extending to individual Churches and
members a system already inaugurated' anti in
successful operation so far as the various apnro
priations for benevolent enterprizes, being as
sessed upon the different District and charges.
While tho Assessment plan requires the payment
of the obligation of each member, it does not
prevent tho liberal .hearted from paying more
than (he assessment, and it does impel many to
do thoir duty, through the expressed voice of the
Church, who might otherwise fail from ignorance
Your Committee recommend that a Stewards'
Meeting bc held in the various charges as soon
os tho Pastor armes on his work, and that a suf
ficient amount of cash be advanced at once to
relievo bim of any and all anxiety.until the first
Quarterly Conference; and that at the same time
a liberal Assessment bo triode upon the Circuit or
Station, apportioning equitably the amounts to
be paid by thc different Churches. Each Church
should, at its first Church meeting, appoint a
Committee to assess its members, each member
feeling bound bj every sense of duty and honor
.to pay the amount with which he is charged.
We earnestly urge early collections ; one half,
at least, by First Quarterly Conference . From
tho varions Reports which have been made, wc
feel warranted in stating that (hero is a slight
improvement in the amount collected this- yei r
over last; and while ai Stewards wo deeply ro
gret tho want of "interest in this direction 1 y
many in thc Church, we.trust that with ll e.self
sacrificing spirit, which characterizes thc Minis
try, and wilban iucroaaod zeal on thc part of a
few, the Church will yet accomplish her grand
and glorious mission. ('< v.*
In conclusion, your Committee wonlJ make an
o?rncct appeal to our brother Stewards. Let
nothing deter us from a moro faithful discharge
of duty in these trying times, and kt us catch a
uew inspiration from this occasion, and from the
necessities of ike Church, and go forth to the
battle, holding, up the.hands of God's Messen
gers, remembering that delays ore dangerous in
every department of life. Let us not fail to do
our whole duty r let it not be-said that wo are
unprofitable Stewards, and a hindrance to tho
prosperity of Zion. But let us romcmbor that all
we are, and hare, ?ind expect to receive in 'theTu
turc, comes from God. Let us not pnt off paying
our.debts to him until all other claims aro satis
fi-.J, bat let us exhibit to our Pastors and their
tam lies that the'iT comfort, welfare and happiness
are inseparably connected with our own.
J. T. PARKS,
J. F. HARMON,
H EN R Y > BEA R ?,, a
. After discussion, the report was adopted. . .
W. J. Ready, Chunum of the Committee,on^
Periodicals and Churm Literaturo, read their re
port, which was a 1 opted. .
On motion of Rev. T. G. Herbert it was unani
Rejoiced, That wo return our thanks to tho
Bishop for affording ns th? pleasure of his pres
ence at the meeting, end that we pray God's
blessings on him and bis family..
On motion of Rev. J. W. Kelly the following
Resolutions were adopted with the greatest unan
Resolved; That this District Meeting takes
great pleasure in" recognizing the courtesy and
brotherly kindness of the Pastor and People of
the Baptist congrega'ion of this community for
the uso of their house of worship during our.
Resolved, That we also most heartily acknowl
edge the ampio and elegant hospitality of tho
families whose unwearied and thoughtful atten
tions we have to pleasantly shared.
The meeting adjourned ?we die, with thc bene
diction by Bishop Wightman.
AV. J. READY, lo..
H. T. WRIGHT. cec r,?8
The Committee of Arrangements for the Grand
Ratification Meeting, to be held on the 2d Sep
tember next, are requosted to meet at Edgefieid
C. H., on Saturday, the 15th inst, at 10 o'clock,.
A full attendance is requested. A representa
tion (rom tho Democratic Clubs are, requested to |
meet with them.
Z. AV. CA RATTLE, Chair.
Aug ll_ ^ __
The Edgefieid Baptist Association will hold its t
next meeting with the Horn's Creek Church, (5 ?
milis South of Edgefieid CU.) commencing OL r
Friday, tho llth day of September text, at 10 j)
^'clqok.A. M., being Friday beforo tho 2d Sun-, ?
lay in September.- . ? . .. ,; ?? ; t.,.; uilt ir
M. W-AI>AM?? Clerk. U
&eg 16 / ? i i
s tm "' yyWjy Sfcip &w j#= jj? ! a1
spirited and Cheering Letter from the
' Green-Mountain State.
MONTPELIER, Vermont, July 27th, 1868.
. Dear Sir,-Since tho reception of yourletterin
inswer to my communication, written from Lafay
ette, Indiana, I have beon vory busy ; hence my
tardiness in writing to you. You state in your
letter that you forwarded my communication to
the " Edgefieid ?deertUer? for publication. I can
assuro you I did not dream for a moment that my
Ict'er would-meet the eye of any one, save your
self and immediate circle of friends; and although
I do not seek "political position," if I can say, or
do-anything to cheer my-friends iS? fellow suffe
rers of the South, or rovi'-o theijylroopu;
my heart shall be madejo V41^kevwit:
Since my last letter, great change's '"have taken '
place in the political world, jipd the san of, De
mocraey has dispelled totf-great extent the??ark
ness which was covering the land. Mjranticipa
tipns in reference"to Pendleton'.-? lamination by
the New York Convention, have not been rsotized,
and although.the failure wai,<^p^U disappoint
ment to tho'Grcat North-West, you may rest as
sured'th'af they will Sustain "til o "nominee 'of tho
Convention, with as much earnestness aa though
their favourite and pet had been saccessfuL They
are battling for; principle***, , not me^-wi. no
inUiridnuiprejudice? will derer tberrflre^ilie-Ml
discharge of their duty. Influence; i?leiit^rope?-.
ty, and /i/e iUelf, if necessary,, they will ^?n> to
sustain the great and noble principles of Bp>< -
mocracy of this country,-and ?ot?oiiiy*r??s tlfs
sentiment ore-^ay. l^ttoWe^ but,*re|^ere, in
the land of " Wooden "Hams and Nutmegs," I
find such an ?nthnii?stio, bola- and fearless ex
presi?n of sentiment, as would actually sunrise
any old rcb in the South. Katific$??njjeetiats
everywhere prerail? and Union?m.?ar y-itfr ?ej
nrftur and-Btafr,'waive grucefnlly in tte gentle
breeze, in'alraosc every Town and Village.""5'! wt s
present afc* ratifjc.ition lneoiing-?n Nortjjj&^J'eT
mon t; on I hu rsd ay,-th e 24 th,- and-the on tbusiesin
iii an i fe s te?'bn.t liai heca?o^IiraMufiiciitt t to ch e i r
the drooping spirits of any man South-no matter
ffijtjdet??ideor.he ?W^>Ao|Ui I HspSted
to words of symp^tb/^i?^^
men of learning, anotan di ag, ?nd influence, my
heart tbnied'to my oWn-Scntb?rn? sanny?me,
and as with burning -oloqaence, the condition of
the Southern' Statte***? picturadt^ft-Vustttafe,
-With oil tho clearness and.-tiuthfulness-, 4?U?cT it
were possible lo produce, and then the expression
of tbe-nobicat of sentiments in reference ftrffrjW
dmg" the ?oumryT)f-ft^v?rnme?t,wh??^>ri?ci
ples wero'fo "BlacEen?d by /.u| deeds of^rtnuy
-and opprcsiion. the enthusiasm. of tho amUcnco
could no longer be restrcincJ and they " mad? ho
welkin ring."' jj '**jf? 1 - *
This State will go Radical by 15,000'msjority,
I have been over a good portion- cf New Hamp
shire and had the ploasura -of spending ? VeeVin
Concord, tho Capital of thiStaW rharaly ?now
what to say about New. Hampshire. The senti
ment of the people is divided eo closely that1 it
will bc "nip and tug" between theDomocra(?rand
Rads-b,ut one thing yon may rest tstuted of", and
that is, tho Democrats will leave no stone un'.urn ed
to gain tho day. '-ia -. * - ' ?.
In this State, (New Hampshire I mean) wher
ever I wont, all'th.-it was necessary forme'to do,
was to lot them kuow I wa? from old South Caro
lina, and it seemed they could; not da toflrmuch
for me. Invitation after invitation was extended
tome to visit the. homes of different, gentlemen,
and a moro sociable,, agreeable- people, ? .boxe
never met. It is a prevailing..fjpi'among ? largo
class of our people ia tho South, that Ya lkees
must all be mein, close-fstbef, penurious, "stin
gy," unsocial people. Now all in the world that
is ncc?ssaryno bbTirorke ditti?i/Bon?oW?r??or
this clues to travel in yankee land, and como into
association with the people, and they will find to
their surprise thattbey-were egregiously mistaken
Of course there are rnu?y*; and a' jr?,t many too
who aro negro ivonhipere, whose narrow-minded^
prejudices con tri! their every aotion. Tfchr is at
tributablo to ibo fact that they aro igrmrantof
thc condition of .th? negro, either,-as ?IaV?&J>r a?
freedmen,-and all the information they hare ever
received bas been'through tho chinncl of Aboli
tion newspaper?, leeming with curses upon the
devoted beads of the whites of the South ; and
the stream flowing through this channel wau, and
is yet, as black as tho,'*Sttnt\icheeh of Perdition''
itself. Therefore, it ia not to bc wondered at, that
thero ire many iwh&atCl'ie^TiM^ fcatred Pr?*e
Southern pcop'o.- I was-amused the other day,
while on my V.-Ty ftitm^d?'^teri t? Lowell, Maes.
Thu Cars,were4'v*eV/ Crowded;-f?d^?wly entered
station on the
the train wh-m we siopjed nt a station on the
ftfadj but could ?ot M a kt?? Wjth 1 f?ate
principle of j o'itin?r.?, wbi'-h always act?We a
Soutlur:) goa 1 u an on stc'j occasions, I offered
her my sei t She ^of'-? mrso aceeptedp?nd.ffien
p.ito'y inf^m?Ain?';thatXinrgfet havo the ex
quisite pleasure of sitting beside ber. In tLe
cpurjc.of coiy^iflatlpn wespoko of^the differint
sect wis of tho gouutry, ac/? I o?k?'i b?V, if 'ibo
?as over down South." .'?Oh, deer^'no ?ir,
.md I never nant to be among sue?'ai'?eout peo
ple." I told her that I thought she must be very
much uiistakon in reference to .the people down
there; that E had just 'trayflledT all^ qfc7 fte
Southern country, and found tb? people vcr,' fir-e
. peof lo indeed. She replied that ?he'"??ever bad
seen manyfSoutborn.peonle, and never Vd ?ewj a
South CaroKniaa. SEhoy.must^e^terrible peop?g."
I askedher " If she (bought abe eanld endfire a
half hour's conversation with'a ?fautrotnStK?th
Carolina, ard onojyho' had fought Ta tHe retel
army." Shosaidsho did notlavowTwly ^?li*r
she could ?r not ; ' abe' hated thour ao-'-beartUy,' and
she wa? fonfid??^that'jTi? would not $osse|8 Mrn
-mon politeness ?mooga- tojret^'jQ2*a^?^ng
her modesty by using some terrible oath, or^jtee^
ingjangiiago' wlich she tnrtr wouiii mitt her
&ell)adly. ? .a?surcd her of ?er mistake, and in
confirmation of what I told her, I ftfoiWd^er
that she bad beon conversing all thi?.tijn*a?itl? a
South Careltnian, arid one who had- bee*-in the
rebel army. She looked at me in perfect surprise,
and assured mo of her. .belief that I waa^a^New
Yorker, and nqtbiagrj could ?ay conld convince
her of the fact that I wes a real live " reb," from
.- Mii?Bachn?ctts wiU.T think, go RpdfcaL ;^be
City of Boston will go Democratic. They have
now a Democratic Mayor and Council, and will
rute thc Democratic tiaket. in the Presidential
election. New York State will ?gp Democratic,
and so will Pennsylvania. I have not been up
into, Maine, as yet, but will go np there soon fat d
ilso into Kaw Jersey. .
The great question of Taxation is tho Rock on
which the Republican party mutt split.. I: the
poor white men of this country must be forced to
drain from their pockets thc Inst bard,earned dol
lar to fill the already ovetfio-ring coffers-of thc
rich bondholders, then tho last drop of blood-*ill
nesCcssiirily have to be drained frrfm their vans
in doing it; for work as politicians may, upen
th? btoaJ principles that haVe ever been held dear
by every American citizen,'"equal right?," wiH bo
roared a superstructure so gigantic in its propor
tions that Radicalism, North and South, will
dwindle into insignificance by its ?ide.
This is ?.white man'a'Gevcrnnjent-always Las
been-cant be anything else,-ana th??gh"ni' n
grel curs may b?irk and "howl for Negro Ecju iHry
in tho North, and Negro^Siipreiriacy id-tbcSouth,
-liko whipped puppies they .wilLsncak off and
hide after thc fall .elections- abell hare passed.
And ifV'W the coarse ofahing*, thc Democrats ?re
itfcattd, and the Rads are triumphant, lo'-k out
Tortqualls. For the very first inv.ision of the
rights of o% individual State4tttW Great North
West, will fsn into flame the coals of discoctent
?ehich nwt He burniog-boneath tho embers for
"No mon kn6woth;wh?fauay maybriagfortfi."
[he orisis through which we arc now pasting ig
o uocide tho destiny of this great nation, tnd if
hose peonlia*, eecticjnal ,pr?judices?.jwhich-havo
jrc.-ftilc^su'lob^'aw-'trilowcd t?'-st??feretain thur
drices in the hearts uf 'oar.peuple, the gujjsru
?ont of Russia will'be preferable (everTiBre
[well:<3 serf?j) to the ono which will beMn?ujju
ated in March I860. -I trust ia God Vji^ur
leople will be nnited-'aad^distorjt?eal^^
aaa who eua rote, shonld ?o lo ?he ballot box mad