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willing "1o grant more rights to the cole
people than any Northern State has shov
disposition to grant by the recent electioi
that they are willing to grant suffrage tc
negro " under educational anet propsrty q
fications." This is not a question a.s to ii
licence or property; it is a questjoi
wheiher the negro and white man can o
political privileges in common. And if
could, is it desirable that they should ?
tory proves that they can not enjoy poli
equality in peace j and political equi
would lead to social equality, and th
miscegenation, and you would then ha
mongrel population, which :s i( an abom
tion in the sight of the Lord."
This question of uniting the whites
. blacks upon the same political platfor
not a new experiment. In the Island
Hiyt.:, St. Domingo, and ifauritius, it
b;cn tried, and has resulted in tho blacks
oul^sefusiijg to act with the whites, bi
their driving the latter f'rouj the Island,
forcing even the mulattoes to live in an a
ted part. And tho most intelligent bi
were those who pressed tha prejudice
race, t?th the greatest bitterness ;iud
leuce. The experiment now going on iu
State points to like'results. Thc ext:
negroes in the present Radical Legisla
are. the most intelligent, and are tho J
thatjaave most aroused the prejudice of t
The Tine has been clearly drawn, and <
some of the scalawags have declared 1
determination to stand by their race.
weR might you expect to mix water and
or the jigle and dove to mate together, 01
lion and lamb to lie down together in pt
as the negro and white men to share
privileges Of the ballot bor in common.
Some of the advocates of qualifiedsuffi
ss<ert that the interests of the negro aud
white are the same, in regard to labor
capital. la the absence of white laboi
this may be*true ; but there is no polit
interest in common, nor can they have
su"h interest; and the history of the
ra- i has proven this to be true; aud it
pdUical fact that the wisest statesmen
our party assert they will be governed bj
I ask-wbero is the policy of promising
negro what you know ho, is not Const
tioually entitled to, and what the Demccr
par ty are not f willi tig to give him? So
assert that this is the ODiy way we can ca
tbtvState.. -If we have to carry the State
getting, off the Democratic Platform, and.
king a half radical position, by ignoring
pride of race, by deceiving the negro w
political promises that wc never can ful
why let;tire Sute vote Radical. I advise ]
to standen poa. the. principles of the Const]
tion j stand upon the Platform of the Der
crr.?ic party j s!and by the white race, c
stick tty truth and honesty; and when I
li idicnl.wave bas.passed over our State,
^wili_ y?t.bo. well with us, for our de!
?-ra ce must come from those wbq were
?miry in arms against us. In atteinptinrr
cirry. tbw State-iu tbi3 way, to secure i
elt.*q(^ral votes, you may lose Ure twtnty c
of Ohio, tile thirty-three </ New York, i
MX^'-I ii 'f Illinois, tlie thirteen of rrlaiai
t!;.?'-tw*?nly-six "of Pennsylvania; th?-si":
i '. niii-i-iieHl^arid HO ou^iUrotljihuut-.t h(v.Nc?
Ki.uirfid iV'-v. Ttiiti .would bi; riaJJy dre
ping .the ,-u!j.,t.aia-i', in.;-: ..sping ai tin: sitado
Sut 1 sl??frflyveil no ?OTgcr np..n this sn
i-cr; it is -lob tatfeviunft for arg'iniei
i'our iastiiieta;; iitttependtnUhroT your roast
will rail you tha^ the negro must not bacci
a part of^ the. body politic of-thu State.
luv^'coiifl'1'encft in the inielltgiMico and inte
rilvoflbe white- ruca of South Carolina*
believe that they, will not forget the wisdo
of those who formed this. Government.; th
they will, prove true to ~>ur friends at tl
North; that they will' abide by the platfor
of Tbe- Democratic party ;. that they will n
l>lur,.b.y-arjy fahre action, the record of the
race ^ thal^hey.will profit, by the teaebinj
ol' history ; tnat' they wiir.'listen to ihe d
clartttions of the wisest statesmen of our pa
ty rSmd tbat^hey will -nok attempt tocoi
11-.vene those laws of race that ' the Create
has made immutable.
I do not fear that the gloom which ave
shadows the, future of our State, or' th?t'i
past or-present troubles, , will ever cau?e ye
to abandon principle for policy! or to forgi
the gentle courage, the courteous- hostilit
the mild and merciful justice, the proud sui
mission to law, and respect "for right, whit
have ever characterized the gentlemen i
Negroes Not Allowed to Hold OHtce i
ATLANTA, September 3.-The House passe
a reflation" yesterday to hold two sessior
during the-eKgibitlty discussion. "*
This ?oming. Turner (uegro) spoke, an
held the floor, during the session. JUe.saj
that he was entitled to bis seat, and "that h
would not cringe or beg. -There was no pai
alW in the history of the world to the seen
presented to da}'. Never before was man ai
raigned before a legislative body for an ol
fence .."committed by God himself. He'di
not'icow till-tha past three weeks theimbe
cility of tLo Anglo-Saxoc race. This monier
tious question, he said, will not bc settled tc
day, but "will be handed down to generation
so tong- as tbe "bu goes down. Who firs
took up reconstruction under Congress ? 1
was. the brawny black man. Tte great quos
tiobis. "Am laman?" If so, i claim th
rights'of mab. "The Democratic leaders ad
vised the people to remain away from tb
polls, and blame- them for negroes holdin;
seats, on this floor. Every State reconstructei
under the act shall makeno discrimination oi
account of race, color or previous condition
.Submit the question to Congress or the Con
vention, and we will abide their df cisi?n. I
*.hh> mt-asure w.?arried, we will call a Conven
lion pf purpeople, and send for carpet-bag
gera, scalawag.'. Yar.ke<s. anybody for tnt
Legislature" except Georgi?rs. ' You maj
drive us out, but )Ou will tight the torch nev
er to be .put out. You will make us youl
foes, and do all you can to poison my ract
against Democracy. This thing raeansTOVO
lu tion; Look ont, carpet-baggers ! When wt
'?o thev will turn -you out, impeach Bullock
and upset the constitution.'*, ,
In thc afternoon session, on the vote being
taken, thc negroes were declared ineligiblt
Ly a vote of eighty fo twenty-three, unseating
twenty five negroes. Pour romain who claim
lo bc wltite men. Their case is to be investi
e il ed. Turner walked out and brushed the
dust from his feet ; the other negroes bowed
to thfe'Spoakpr and waved their hats-to the
ATLANTA, Sept. 4.-The House adopted a
resolution to puy the expelled negro member.
nine dollars a day up to the time, of their ex
pulsion, also mileage one way.
R?solutions wen;'adopted declaring thal
persona-having >Ue next highest number ol
voles to tho negroes expelled yesterday should
be members of tlieTlouse if not constitution
THE CATTLE PLAGUE-The.panic produc
ed by the cuttleplaguc is abating iu the West.
The farmers in the infected districts have gen
orally banded together to prevent the spread
ing of the plague by the most energetic mea
sures ; and enough has been ascertained con
cerning its origin to justily the hope that ef
fectual step3 will be taken to protea the vast
herds of callie in our Western prairies from
infection in the future. The milk cows in
Ohio are only here and there infected ; in
Canada there was a panic on the subject of
the disease, which subsided when it was as
certained that the sickness was caused by the
LETTER FROM HOV. HORATIO SEYMOUR.
A letter has been received in Washington
from Hon. Horatr Seymoor, dated Utica,
New York, August 27tb, in which the great
banner:bearer of the American people, an
nounces himself in cood health and spirits,
and ''certain of tile success of the Democrat
ic ticket-for the rights of the whole people,
ike n?aiiitcnan?epf theUnion entire, willi thc
same privileges in one section as the other.
U?T Colly er und Edwards fought on Traver's
Inland, Northumberland Co., Vu., Monday morn
ing, thc Slut. Tho fight lasted ono hour and
fourteen minnie.?, ?nd Cnllycr was declared whip
pel in thc furry-seventh round, being struck a j
terrific b ow on the jugular which rendered him
t?nsale** lor fifteen minutes^ On the rett?ir. trip J
..i" ila?; wein--r ? tow recurred among tbe roughs j
.on b? r i in ?Vi 'li mun was .?hot through thc
r ghi or?i.-t. aa- thur I- ai a linger and a third was
stabbed in tbe bvad.
FRO 31 COLUMBIA. -
Condensed from the Columbia Correspondence of
the Charleston New? and Courier.
COLUMBIA, August 31.
In the House, . "Whipper offered a Bill to
abolish ' capital sind corporeal'-punishment,
which was referred.
A resolution waa passed providing that
no BrW of resolution .hi.ving . the force of
law shall beintroduced- aftecthe^th of Sep
The Message of i (h? Governor/r?toing tn?*
Bill to amend tb&j Chartor of the City of
Charleston, was Tread, when, on motion, the
House resolved itself into a Committee of the
Whole, and having, discussed, the matter, de
termined to postpone its final consideration
The Bill to cr se the operations of the Bank
of the State was taken up ; a debate of two
hours ensued, in tbe conrse-'bf "which Jenks
insisted that Elliot waa interesting himself
against the Bill for the sime motives which,
actuated him to manipulate Rail Road Bills
with so much expedition, and Elliot retorted
very savagely. .
Laurence Cain (a bow-legged Mulatto)
from Edgeficld, gave notice of a Bill to amend
the charier of the town of Edgefield.
In the Senate. Randolph ofiered the follow
ing resolutions which were ordered for con
sideration to-morrow, J
" WhereaB the former leaders of the late
rebellion are, bj their journals and public
speakers, again advising and urging resistance
to the civil authorities, causing thereby civil
and domestic discord, which may lead , to
dreadful results ; and whereas the civil au
thorities are being, disregarded, and many
lawless acts have beeu recently committed,
Resolved, That the Committee on Military
Affairs he instructed to ascertain front, the
Governor what further legislation may be
necessary to preset ve the public peace, and to
bring violators of the law to justice."
He also offered tho following resolution,
which took the.same course :. ,
Resolved, That C. P. Leslie, Senator from?.
Barnwell, be expelled from the Senate for the
following reasons : First, contempt of the
President of the Senate j second, contempt bf
the Senate ; third, eonduct unbecoming a
Senator and a gentleman.
The Discrimination Bill was made the Spe?
cial Order for Wednesday.
Tho Bill to close tho operations of the Bank
of the State passed its third reading. .Also
a Bill to charier the Home Insurance Corapa:.
ny of Charleston, with an amendment requir
ing the corporation to pay uplialf of the~stock
before commencing operations. i
There was barely a quorum-in the Senate
Wright, (negro,) from Beaufort," was in the
chair, and most of the whites, even the Radi
cals, objected to setting under a negro Presi
dent, and will try ??very subterfuge to dodge
tim yule ou the Discrimination Bill.
Governor Scott, to-day, sent Efubbard, tho
newly appointed State Constable, to Onion,
rto investigate th? trouble there, with instnic
lions lo make full enquiry and cause the.le
g?l process a:r.oug par?es implicated in the
hue shooting affair lo be arrested.
Jas^nf(loss,.present incumbent in Con
gress from the-40i Congressional District, de
clines.re-elfectioui.' J'.: ?.; ? J
COI.UMBIAJ September 1.
In the Senate the pay resolution was amend"
?ed so as to appropriate ??O.OOO for ?K? pay
ment-of members up to yesterday. The rest
of the day was spent in discussing the'Bill to
provide a commission to codify the laws, of
the State. Amend.?lents were offered to pnt
D. T. COHBIX, J. S. G. Richardson and"G.' W.
Williams on the commission, end further
amendments to substitute the nnxneiofB. P.?
Perry for that of Richardson. No conclusion
was reached before adjournment.
No action was taken to day on Randolph's
:resolutiori to expel Senator Leslie, that Indi
vidual not -yet having come back from his
home, wither he hied ou Saturday last on.
business. He will be here to-morrow for his
defence, and, at the same time, fo pour his
.hot?shot into the Discrimination Bill. There
is little doubt that, through the exercise of
his unquestioned, genius, the resolution and
Bill will both go to the wall.
In the House, G. A. Lewie, who came here
as a Radical representative from Lexington,
and lately joined the Democrats, tenderedr
his r?siliation to-day, and it was accepted.'
The Bili to close me operations of the Bank
of the State, passed to-day. Sundry amend
ments were ofiered but lost. Tho vote on the
Bill stood ayes 55, nays:32.
The veto "of the Govemorof the Bill to
amend the Charter of the city of Charleston,
was sustained by a large majority after two
hgurs bitter debate. DeLarge was the on^y
member from Charleston who voted to sus
tain the veto. The rest of the -hybrid-delega
tion made bitter partisan speeches, baying
that thc passage of the Bill was necessary to
the preservation ot the Republican party and
peace in th? city of Charleston. The result
is considered a great triumph by conservative
members, and Pillsbury's chances dwindle,
down into insigni6cance.
A Bill to provide for the submission of the
question of changing-theCounty eeat of Barn
well Xo the decision of the voters of the Coun
ty, was read a second time and passed.
?** COLUMBIA, September 2.
. In'the House the Judiciary Committee
made a favorable report on the Bill to punish
personH who may attempt to hold office by
authority of the late Provisional Government.
. Resolutions of congratulation to the Re
publicans of Vermont on their success in the
Ute elections, were tabled by a vote of 34
ates lo 12 nays.
Ti^e consideration of the Anderson contes
ted election was again postponed fo'rtwo weeks.
It ir? regarded as virtually killed. ' " ?
The Bill to close tho operations of the Bank
of the State passed its third reading by Go'
ayes to 23 nays.
The Democratic members filed a protest
against the Bill of which the following are
the grounds :
lsi. Because the Act is in violation of the
faith of thc State pledged to the redemption
of the Fire Loan nonda.
2d. Because the merits of the claimants
have been submitted to and should he deter
mined by law.
3d. Because tho Act of 18C5 preferred
creditors, which amounts lo u valid assign
ment of assets. "
.Uh. Because tho Act is unjust, oppressive,
inso much as it augrcents the State debt a
million of dollars, which must be ultimately
paid by the same persons, who will have al
ready lost ninety per cent, of the same moiiey.
5th. Because it discriminate* between those
who funded bills, and. brokers and specu
lators wTio purchased them at a nominal
In the Senate a resolution to appropriate
.$70,000 for the payment of tho per diem was
An angry discussion, bul without result?,
took place upon the bill tc prevent discrimi
( nation on account of color. ? Whittemoro pro*
posed a-compromise forbidding discrimination
by common carriers, which was lost by a vote
of twelve to thirteen. The extremists insis
ted upon having equal "rights and benefits in
every licensed business. Coghlan (white),
asked Whitemore if his compromise allowed
negroes to enter and board at hotels. Whi
temore answered, No. Coghlan replied, " Well,
thtt is what we want-liberty to enter ho
COLCMBIA, Septembsr 3.
In tho Sena's to-day, Wbittemore's amend
ment to the discrimination bill was adopted,
and tho bill passed. His amendment Substi
tutes a claim for equality on all public con
veyances, instead of a el:im for equality in
all licensed places of hutincss. The discus
sion rm the hill lusted until four'o'cl?ck. Cain
made an able speech aga:nst extreauie mea
In the House no" -b'tsines* of importance
was transacted and most nf the members left
to hear the Sena'e debate. An attempt
was made by the sergean t nt arms- to arrest
DeLnrge, who was absent without ?eave, but
be resisted and cu'.s.^d that official, who.is a
white, and his assistant, a colored man. 1'ne
House spent the whole of the afternooW ses
sion lo 7 P. M.," in discussi-g this (?ase, hut
finally released DeLaige from arrest and re
ferred the subject to a committee ol inquiry.1
" Jno.B; Hibbard, the State con8tabIe,-bas
mude a report to the Governor of the late
difficulty in Uuion. He says that Bates, a
negro, is the cause of the whole disturbance.
Bates collected armed negro guards, and on
tbe day of the riot thirty whites and sixty
blacks had /assembled at. the -depot. One of
the blacks fired on a white man while his
back was;tnrned. The whites then wheeling,
fired a volley, wounding and dispersing the
negroes. He could give no reason for the
gathering of armed negroes except that they
had received orders from Bates, which' hejpre
tentled were issued by the Governor. |
The Republicans of Barnwell have reques
ted Leslie to resign.
COLUMBIA, September 4.
In tho House a bill was reported to grant
the aid ot the State to the Blue Ridge Rail
road Comparjy. It authorizes the guarantee
by the Statu of the issue of one million dol
lars of bonds under the act of 1854, without
regard tr) the provisos therein contained. Three
hundred thousand dollars of this amount is to
!-be-applied io-.the payment of tbe present
bonded debt, of the company. The bill also
authorizes an additional guarantee by the
Stale ofbopds to the amount of three million,
dollars, none of which bonds are to bo used
?nles5'Congres8 or' capitalists advance three
.million dollars in currency on the faith of the
said bonds. All the property aud franchisee
of the Blue Ridge Railroad ure mortgaged to
soc are the State guarantee.
A resolution to adjourn on the 15th instant,
was indefinitely postponed.
A long and violent discussion took place
on the bill for the codification of the statute
laws of the State. Corbin, Rutland and
Whipper were named as the Commissioners.
DeLarge denounced the commissioners as in
competent, and said the State had better pay
Ahem twenty thousand dollars to ?et the
work alone, than four thousand to undertake
it- ' ? ?i .... . . ? . .
In the Senate, Leslie in a bitter speech, ex
posed the'Barnwell Republicans who had re
quested-him to resign. The Republican seu
atoxs are;sery much mortified at the expo;
sure and the degradation of their party.
-?' ? '?
I Correspondence between Gen. Bonham
and Gov* Scott.
. I ' ? - ? .? \?itiywei..i. *? .
From the Columbia Phoenix.
EDG?TII?LO C. H., Augast 19.
T\>:Hi3 Excellency Governor Scott.
SIB: I desire, fur the'common geod, to
briug to your attention, the critical relations
of the white and colored population of this
The proceedings of-the late Democratic
Convention, at Colombia have doubtless come
to your knowledge, in which statements were
bade by delegates from Union and other Dis
.trict?, going to show that the negroes are
furrirhig In this State, secret military organi
Near tbis.place, there is a company of fifty,
with a captain, whose name is known aud
can be given. On'Saturday last, at a place
bt-longing to Govi' Piekens. who is absent
fruin tho Stale, they gave a barbecue. This
company, or a part of ii,.was there drilled by
a iie^ro with epaulette* on. lt is said there
are other .sitnilur organizations in the Dis
trict. You have also doubtless seen the an
nouncement made in a Charleston paper, pub
lished m the interests, of the colored people,
that "every plantation has its captain.'' On
-the other'hand, it is believed, there is not a
.corporal's guard of white men in this State,
under military organization, the United States
troops excepted. An intelligent physician,
who has the most extensive practice in this
section, informs methat within the range of |
hi^ practice, the negroes are bettor armed
tbati tbe whites-many -with the most ap
proved weapons. This, with their limited-1
means, is impossible of themselves. Besides,
wc have information that within a few nights,
arms are to be brought for them, in a wagon,
by one of their number; to this place.
The negros?,-ft is said, have been told and
believe, that they must organize .thus to pro
tect their liberties; and that if Seymour and
Blair are elected, they are to be put backinto
slavery-a thing that all intelligent men
know to be simply ridiculous. It is said,
moreover, and it was so stated at the Con
vention, that such organizations meet with j
your countenance. Such organizations of one
race must, of necessity lead to similar organ
izations of the other, for self-preservation.
You are the hea/1 of the conservators of the
peace in South Carolina; and if it be true,
which I am reluctant to credit, that your Ex
cellency is countenancing such organizations,
.1 admonish you that you are u sowing'' for
the.ne-gro " tho , wind," of. which he " will
reap tho whirl-wind." The conservative in
??nences which have been hitherto exercised
in the interest* of peace, by the officers of
the late Confederate army,and other patriotic
citizens, will be powerless to keep that peace,
if this course of preparation lbr bloodshed
be not arrested. The responsibility for its
breach will rest alone oh the heads of the de
luded negroes and their advisers.
' Believing that you cannot be indifferent to
the impending dangers, . I send you this com
munication, with the hope that you will at
once exercise the weight of your position and
influence, to arrest this tendency to anarchy
When a war of races shallbe inaugurated,
it requires no prophet to predigt the result.
However a few may feel otherwise, while men
will, in general, sympathize with their own
race, and the black man must go down. The
white men of this State, with rare exceptions,
you must have perceived, have no hostility to
The negro behaved well during tho war,
and ia the main, since, when removed from
the iutlueuce of the emissaries, who have
played upon his credulity and prejudices.
But if seduced: iutu opposing, with arms,
?Democratic success in the approaching Presi
dential election, or it for other reasons, he
shall thus secretly organize, to forcibly con
trol the whites, a storm will bo raised that
will not easily be calmed.
I say to you in all soberness and truth,
that the African can never thus tyrannize
over the Anglo-Saxon in this country. The
people of this State, with few exceptions,
have observed in good'taith, even to the pres
ent moment, the spirit of tho paroles given
by our troops to Gens.. Grant uud Sherman,
and will abide the results of all constitutional
measures and peaceful instrumentalities, but
will not quietly submit to unauthorized anti
armed negro domination. I ara, sir, very
respectfully, your obedient servant, .
M. L. BONHAM.
STATE OK SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, August 24, 18<l8.
- Hon. M. L. Bonham-Sm ; I have been
I directed, by his Excellency the Governor, to
acknowledge the receipt of your communica
tion of the 19th instant, a-id to state that the
preservation ol' the peace at?rl tranquility of
Ihe State is the object of his deepest solici
tude. All the inll'uence he may possess, and
whatever of power is conferred on him by the
Constitution and laws, shall be exerted to dis
countenance and suppress illegal organiza
tions, and to protect every citizen in the
peaceful exercise of his personal and political
j rights. In these efforts, he hopes to have the
j countenance anh support of all law-abiding
citizens, Jand especially of those whose posi
tion and- talents enable them to exercise a
commanding influence in shaping public Opin
ion. Very respectfully,
JOHN HEART, .
' OMAHA, September. 4.-It is reported a
l?re? body of Indians are moving north to
strike the Pacific Railroad between the North
Platte and Julesburg. - .
D KNVK.it, September 4, p. m-The Indians
killed three aiil wounded one man near Col
orado City yesterday. *
KANSAS CITT, September 4, noon_A Mex
ican tra:n-was attacked at Pawneo Port, on
the old Platte road, seven tv three milos north
west of Fort Dodge. Sixteen Mexicans were
scalped and their bodies burned, together
with the wagons. Another ?min. with 75,000
pounds of wool, was attacked within twentv
five mile* of Fort Dodge. The ??snort fondit,
till their ainmimiti in: was exhausted, when
they abandoned the train.
CT H EADT'ERT 1 SER
JAMEBT BACON, EDITOR.
WEDNESDAY , SEPT ?, 1868.
OF NEW YORK;
FRANOIS P. BLAIR,
The Grand Ratification Meeting!
DO?EXSE BARBECUE .AKD PIC NIC!
Brilliaut and Inspiring Music !
CROWDS OF PEOPLE !
SPEECHES BY GEN. TOOMBS, JUDGE AL
DRICH, COL. .HASKELL, GEN. GARY,
AND HON. G. D. TILLMAN.
On Wednesday bat, :2nd inst., carno.off the
great Ratification Meeting, for which- Edgefield
had boen, preparing a month or more. And in
no respect were the hopes and expectations of
our pooplo disappointed. It was an auspicious
and a happy day. The preparations were ona
large and liberal scale, and in their consummation
they well befitted the occasion. If lhere wai-one
regret on thu; day, it was on account of the -ob
junee of many of our most honored and popular
fellow citizens living in sections of tho District
remote from tho Court House. These, ia consid
erable numbers, wore prevented from attending,'
by th,e torrents of rain which foll during the day
and night preceding tho meeting, swelling thc
water coursos until they were impossible. But
the attendance was large atSd excellent, both ns
to numbers and intelligence, being composed of
the solid Democracy of Edgefield District,full of
hope, fire, and honest enthusiasm, and. eager and
anxious to hear tho discussion of the principles
involved in the coming contest.
At about 10 o'clock A. M., tho immense crowd,
led by the spirited Brass Baud of Messrs. FISHER,
BOHLER, and H?TT of Augusta, departed In. pro
cession from the public square to tho scene of
thc. meeting. This was the largo and beautiful
grove of tho Male Academy. There the stand
for the speakers and tho seats for tho ladies had
been prepared; and there tho tablea for the feast
stretched away in long ?ines beneath tho green
.shade. From the pits upon the hillside already
carno savory odors from Innumerable barbecued
carcasses, while the floor'3 and piazzas of the
Academy woro literally covered with baskets of
luxuries."ficoits ?nd delicacies, brought hythe
hundreds of fair and noble women who had come
'tu g?ace and glorify tho occasion.
Arriving at the grove, tho speokers woro con
ducted to the stand, and thc seats, and all the
adjacent space, were rapidly filled by the eager
After the skillful performance of several bril
liant and inspiring martial airs, by the Band of
Messrs. FISHER and BOBXRR, the proceedings
were opened by Gen. M. C. BUTLER, Chairman of
tho Committees of Invitation and Arrangement,
designating Gov. M. L. BONHAM as Chairman of
the Meeting. Tho announcement of the name of
this beloved and distinguished son of Edgofield
was received with general and joyous acclama
On taking the Chair, Gov. BONHAM madovery
few, but, as ever with him, very graceful and ap
propriate remarks, welcoming the people and
congratulating them Upon their brightening pros
pects. He alluded eloquently and truthfully to
tho duty so binding upon us on all such .occasions,
of, in the first plaoe, invoking tho grace and help'
of Almighty God ; and then introduced that ven
erable and fervent preacher of the gospel, Rev.
J. R. PICKETT, Inviting him at the same time
to offer up a prayer to God in behalf of the aims
and objects of the Meeting. This the reverend
gentleman did, in bis usual earnest and gifted
manaor, amid the most respectful silence and at
tention of tho large audience. , .,1
After the prayer, Gen. BUTLER, Chairman pf
the Committee.of Invitation, read to the multi,
tude, cheering and patriotic letters from Ex-Gov. -
.SEYMOUR and Hon. Wu. W. EATON of Connecti
cut, Gen.'WARE HAMPTON-, Ex-Gov. PERRY, and
Gen. J. B. KERSHAW. We regret tiret want of
?pace prevents us from laying these valuable let"
tors before our readors this wook. They shall
appear in our noxt issue The reading of these
letters wua received with much applause, and the
name of each patriotic writer was received with
three lusty cheers.
Gov. BONHAM then introduced Gen.'ToousK, in
flattering, but most well-deservod terms: and this
noble and gifted son of Georgia was received'
with three cheers that made tho. welkin ring.
To describe Gen. TOOMBS' speech, or to commit
it to paper, were well nigh impossible It was
perhaps the most complete, eloquent and charac
teristic specimen of stump oratory ever heard in
Edgefield. Our people were most u ?iguedly de
lighted both with Gen. TOOMBS and his spe?oh;
and the latter aroused them to the highest and
happiest pitch of enthusiasm. Below, we give the
substance of Gen. TOOJIBS' admirable speech ; but
thc inimitable and char actor ia tie humor, the wit,
tho pathos, and the many telling and effective
colloquial passages, wu have been obliged to omit ;
from thc fact that, haring had no stenographic
reporter, wo are now, to our groat disappointment,
unable to gather them up.
Mr. Toojtus said, that ho arose to address an
audieneo of tho fair women and bravo men of
Edgefield, with mingled emotions of pain and
ploosuro ; pain whon bo tbonght of their present
condition, and the humiliations now borne by
thoso who bad delighted to honor McDuffiie,
Brooks, the Pickeuse*; the Butlers, and others;
pleasure when he thought of thc. bright future
which would soon replace the gloomy present.
He bad foreseen and fought againcttho designs
of thc Radical party in tho National Councils
long years before that gloomy day lie November
1 .-Ct), when the suv went down on tho election of
u Black Republican President. His forebodings
as to their conduct when in power had proved
correct. They had written themselves on tho
annuls of the nation us robbers nnd plunderers,
with no principle eave devotion to the loaves and
fishes. He sympathized with the gallant State of
South Carolina, where, from the aeeidont of pop
ulation, mon who had been trained by the great
lights of the St;.to, Calhoun, McDuffie, and others,
were put under temporary subjection to Radical
rule. To the credit of South Carolina, bo it said :
"you have but few scalawags. Send all such,
Orr, Mackey, <tc, ?c., over to us. We know how
to deal with thom, os we will with Joo Brown
who oume over to us from you long ago." But
tho fates already hasten the rule of the Radicals
to extinction. The principles for which wo con
tend are 'n vincible ; we contend for truth, and
" The eternal years of God aro ber's."
The fundamental principles of statesmanthip
of mo Radical party have boen proved by theory
and experience tobo false, and their financial
projet a fraud. The great Northern and Western
States, teeming with free white men, have de
nounced with unqualified disapprobation their
system of universal negro suffrage; and now
their last and only chance of success is by rever
sing the order of God and of nature in the South
by making our former slaves our masters. " Help
me, Cuffee, or I sink !" is their rnllying cry. But
In vain they say that the Northern Stntos should
rogulate suffrage for themselves, and that the
countrymen of Marion ?nd Rutledge must have
it regulated for them by Congress, and be ruled
br Africans. In vain : for our peaceful contest
is for freedom* Ho had contonded for it all his
life, and tho cau-o munt triumph, for
" Freedom's battle once begun,
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to soo,
Tho' baffled oft, is ever won."
Ibo great Dations of heathen antiquity, wh u
they conquored another" nation, Tulod it by art's
as woll as arius, by manly .arts, by philosophy,'
by oratory, by statesmanship, and nut simply or
mainly by bruto force. If they, through mistake,
sent out a Verres who oppressed a -subject pro
vince, the national character snpplio'd a Cicero to'
bring him to justice before legal tribunals, and
before the bar of enlightened public opinion. But
tbeso robbers and plunderers seek te perpetuate
-their, rule by rjiin, by confiscation, by tho subjec
tion of character and worth to vileness and las
canty, by the subjugation of the Caucasian to the
African and tho Scalawag.
And (speaking of scalawags) tbeso nativo
whites whoso vileness und love of plunder have
made them desert their State and race, should be
made to foel the just consequences of their ac
tion. Your noble women should "put a whip
into the hands of every honest man to lash the
-rascals naked round the world."
But your subjeution tn South. Carolina is, and
can be, only temporary. You mutt win this bat
tle Bo not look at tho numbers. Great battles
have always been won against great odds, from
the time of the immortal 300* at Thermopylae
through all contests for froedom. Do hot go to
tho ballot box with arms. Go with ballots, of
yourselves and of all who can vote. Tho negroes
Jiavs been decoived by the robbers and plunde
rers, and they will rally to your rescue.. The
true mon of tua North will stand by. you heart
and soul; the great heart of the North and West
is with you in sympathy in your present unpar
alleled condition of humiliation- and the reign
of misrule is and must be short They who have
sown tho wind shall reap the whirlwind, and the
vengeance of heaven will soon overtake them.
And nothing should quench tho flame nf popular
indignation which will then consume tho.murde
rers of private right. Your negroes have been
emancipated, your towns havo been laid in ashes
by Sherman, you are temporarily under subjec
tion ; but froed now from all .tho besotting temp
tations of wealth, your devotion to 1'barty should
be pttrer'and more "conspicuous.
- I would appeal to your innate manhood to
awake, arise,- or be forever fallen." And this,
notwithstanding ail tho laudations which have
been paid to tho great f?deral heroes. Granted
their .valor, their courage, their generalship;
granted that they have names with which tho
heroes of anclont and modern history but feebly
compare; granted that Leuctra, Salamis and
-Marathon pale their in effectuai fires before tho
transcendent glories of- Sharpsburg. And all
this I freely grant. But if it bo so, then what,
mast have been tho valor,, what must havo been
the.valor, what must have been tho chivalry,
what-must have boen the unconquerable will and
indomitable resolution of those brave Confodcrato
soldiers, -.vho, in a blockaded country, and with
such heroes, backed by such odds, such wealth,
and by all the mercenaries of the world! You
owe lt to tho valor of your noble dead, you owe
it to their tombs on every hillside and in every
valley, that you should, in this peaceful contest,
vindicate, by the suceoss of tho Democracy over
this crew of vandals, tho immortal principles of
liberty. And in this contest, the noble men who
mot you in the late disastrous war, will be your
allies, and, from Maine to California, you will
have the truo men shouldor to shoulder with you
in this struggle for Constitutional liberty. Just
as noble,'just as true; just as gallant -mon; fight
in this grand contest, from the ice-bound regions
of thc North, as in tho sunny land of the South.
The heart of that distinguished gcntloman from
Connecticut, Tom Seymour, beats as much in
unison with the music of Constitutional liberty,
ae that of tba proudest Southron. The good men
and true of the Union aro with you !
You have complied with tho -requisition to freo
your negroes, to repudiate your Confederate debt,
and to eat dirt; and now your hope is in a atrug
gle'.at the ballot box, for liberty.
I have struggled for liberty forty years ; and
in the olden time you men of Edge?eld thought
I was too slow for you, that I ato dirt ; which I
did too, to preserve poace, order and liberty. But
now l arge and adjuro you to come and stand by
tho side of Georgia at the election in November
next, with victory for Seymour & Blair. Those
malignant slanderers, the Radical leaders and
politicians, say that your leaders do not act in
good faith, that they moditate another war. This
they say of my distinguished friend on the stand,
Gov. Bonham ; this they say of the preux ciera
lier, the peerless gentleman, the warrior of un
sullied fame, tho prido of your State, Wade
Hampton. But they fear and tremble at the
probability of being brought to their deserts be
foro the outraged American peopie; and hence
their groundless and unmeaning slanders.
But what I want, whit we all want, what the
.South wants, is law, trder, tho reign of the Con-,
stitution, tho peaceful victory of true statesman
ship, thc rescue of the country from the beasts of
prey who now fatten and gorge on its vitals ;
peaee which is peace indeed, not that peace whiob
" reigns in Warsaw," not peace in chains !
Nerve your efforts for victory in this impor
tant contest; do not be dismayed by arithmetic
and numbers ; vote and peacefully, get votes fer
the standard-bearers of Constitutional liberty.
And the sun that goes down on the next Presi
dential election^ will be succeoded by a brigbtor
and more glorious day.
At tho concludion of Gen. To03tus' speech,
Judge A. P. ALnnicn was presented to the meet
ing, by the Chairman, ns one of the Delegates at
large from South Carolina to thc late Democratic
Convention in New York, as ono of the Canvas
sers at-large.for tho State, and us the Judge who
bad reflected so much honor upon South Carolina,
by promptly refusing to violate his oath of office,
and to obey the unconstitutional order of a mili
tary Batrap. Judge Auburn's reception by the
audience wus extremely flattering. Wo cannot
undertake to report in full the excellent spocch
delivered by Judgo ALDRICH. Suffice it to say
-that like all of his addresses, it was fulFreT?urci
blo argument and tolling appeals to tbo intelli
gence and patriotism of his audience, and was
received by them w'uh thc liveliest satisfaction.
Judgo ALDRICH said : This was the first time
be had had tho pleasuro of meeting tho people
bf Edgeficld since he refused to obey tbo odious
military order, for which he had been removed
from the rightful functions of his office by tho
Satrap of District No. 2. He had tobi the people
thoa that bo did not believe military tyranny
could last, or negro domination be pertuated. Ha
the? felt that ho saw hopeful signs in the politi
cal sky ; and he advised them then that, it was
only necessary to bo firm and resolute in the
maintenance of the principles that have distin
guished tho past of South Carolina, to jealousy
guard, our honor as a people, and to reject and
contemn that political abomination of Congres
sional reconstruction, and all would yet bo woll.
Ho congratulated them upon tho fact, that tho
streaks of dawn then visible, bad now opened up
into tho broad light of day?; and that the elec
tion of SEYMOUR it BLAIR nnd the triumph of
Constitutional liberty over reckless usurpation
had now well nigh ripenened into a certainty.
He said that tho standard bearer of the Demo
cratic party were both Northern men and thor
oughly loyal according to the Northern accepta
tion of tho term. Both had supported the war.
But they had supported it to maintain the Union
intact, with, the rights of tho States unimpaired;
Tho host evidence that the South was willing to
accopl in good faith tho results of tho war and to
return to tho Union established by the fathers of
tbo Republic, wus tho enthusiastic support that
she is giving to SKTMOUR & BLAIR. Mr. BLAIR
bad acted with the Republican party so long as
their, objoct-was the preservation of tho Union.
He had passed through South Carolina with
Sherman's army as a corps Commander. But ho
had fought alono for the restoration of tho Union,
and not for tho oppression of our people, nor for
the establishment of negro supremacy. When
the party abandoned its original purpose, he
abandoned the party. He had come out glorious
ly on the side of the Constitution and declared
that tho rotten reconstruction of the Radicals
was no reconstruction at all. His great populari
ty in the West was swooping everything for tho
Democrutio party. Gen. Grant had attempted to J
speak at St. Josophs and his presence failed to
exctio tbe least entbuaiasm, On tho contrary A :
man in the crowtr proposed cheers for SEYMO
A L LAirt .md they were given wilh a vim.
Ib'boruian (no, made a fruitier effort, and wa
ed to duck that man'in tho river. And yet t
is tho -?arty who offer us peace ? It is an cmp
hollow, ominous peace. It is the peace that
wolf offers to the lamb, the kite to the dove,
said that ire should imitate our neighbors
Georgia in ' this .political coote.-1. They w
working like bcavers day and night. The Dor
eratic Clubs held their meetings almost ev?
night. They wero enthusiastically attended a
frequently addrossed by their speakers. Bann
and transparencies were every where dupl"?3
and tho names of SEYMOUR A BLAIR kept cc
stantly before the people. Tbe Democracy
Georgia were coniident of success. De regret
to see that in some portions of Carolina the p
pie were not sufficiently alive to tbe contest
is true the negro majority in the State is lar
but by carrying ten or twelve thousand wo coi
save the ?tato. Ile did not doubt the ability
the Democrats of South Carolina to do this,
they would work. In Charleston, where thc n
jorities are almost os great as any where el
large numbers had joined the Democratic pat
?n d the spcakor himself had addressed two lar,
colored democratic clubs in that City. We mi
carry tho Stute. Tho magnitude of tho cont
was unequalled by anything in the put of I
State, and involves everything we hold dear. 1
must not think of defeat ; the results will be 1
appalling. Let the people be aroused and
every one work assiduously, work effectual
work incessantly, until election day.
Judgo ALDRICH having taken his scat, <
Chairman announced dinner/ Of this part
need say nothing moro than that-the dinner, bi
in its barbecue a jd pic-nicaspeot, was really mi
D? ii cunt. More coi ' plc tc, more abounding, mi
.elegantly cooked -ind served, it could not ha
been ! And after proper and most satisfucK
discussion of tho comestibles, the company i
paired again to the speaking ground.
And now the Chairman read and submitted t
following Resolutions, which were adopted by t
Meeting with unanimous and demonstrati
Jietolced Ur, That tho Democratic party
Edgefield District approves and endorses t
Platform of Principles, adopted by the Natior
Democratic Convention in New York City, on t
4th of July last, and pledges itself to a cord
and earnest support of HORATIO S KYM o nit a
FRANCIS P. BLAIR, the Democratic nominees <
President and vice-President of thc United Stab
Itetolvcd 2nd, That we niuo approve and c
dorsu the action of the late State Democratic Co
vcniion in Colombia, and will give our undivid
support to its nominees of Presidential Electors.
And after this,- the Chairman presentad Col.
Ci HASKELL, Democratic Klee tor for this Congrt
sional District. As gentlemen, as soldier,
friend, ns comrade, no one, anywhere, is mo
thoroughly beloved and proudly admired thi
Col. HASKELL. The crowd, in which stood mai
who bad followod him in battle, greeted Ci
HASKELL with most unbounded and heartfelt a
-plauso. And for more than an hour he ontc
tained tho oudienco in a speech- which riveti
their closest attention, excited their highest ada
ration, and called forth their most animated cheoi
Col. HASKELL'S speech, in full, will be found up<
the first page of this papor.
The next speakor was oar own admired folio:
citizen, Genl. M\ W.-GARY, who upon being pr
sented by the Chairman, as our immediate Re
rosentative in the lato Democratic Nominath
Convention, was received with a welcome and
chooring, well befitting the reputation of sousef
and high-toned a citizen, and so brave and di
tinguisbed a soldier. The compact and state
manlike speech of Genl. GARY beforo his admi
ing and well-pleased constituents, will also 1
found, in full, upon our first page.
After the conclusion of Genl. GARV'S speec
loud and continued culls were made by the crov
for TILLMAN. And in oompliunce with these call
the Hun. Guanay. D. TILLMAN, than whom Ed g
field boasts no more able ?nd popular citizen, i
brilliant orator, now took the stand. But befo
he bad fairly begun his remarks, a rain, whit
had been threatening for some hours, came dev,
with considerable violence, and forced the aud
once to disperse. The day being already fi
spent, they did not re-assemble. This uti time
shower caused very great disappointment to tl
But all is not yet told. The' concluding act
this great Ratification Meeting was by far tl
mott brilliant and beautiful. We allude to tl
Ball, in Masonic Hall. This ball was the cou
pletest success ; and for zest pf enjoyment, pei
fectlou of beauty, grace of motion, and elegant
of toilette, we have never seen it surpassed.
And still there is another thing of which w
would spctik ; of which we ought to speak in th
highest terms. And this is tho perfect ponce, oi
der, decorum and security which rcignod through
out our town on this happy dayr Not tho slight
est incident happened to mar the perfect seronit;
of tho occasion. And under the presont exe it in
circumstances, and considering the existing orde
of things, it certainly speaks volumes in praiso o
our people, of whites, and more particularly c
blacks, that such was tho case. We have lived al
our days in Edgofiold, and never, even in times o
profoundest political and social calm, have w
known a more orderly and high-toned public oe
ca??n than the one of .which we write. Thi
should be to Edgeficld a cause of proud satisfaction
i , -? ?
Deuth of a H el!.Know ii Citizen.
On-T-h?rtday lu? t,' Cu A RI. KS HAMMOND, Fsq.j i
widely known merchant and business nnin, ant
'ono of the most honored aud beloved citizens o
our District,, departed this life, at his home it fur
miles above Hamburg.
Deserving of Commendation.
Tho negro Legislature passed; lately, an Ac
amending the Charter of the City of Charleston
By this Act, Ibero wus to Lc an early election foi
Mayor and Councilmen of Charleston; and by ii
every straggler who might bo brought into tb?
city only thirty days before the election, had ti
right lo vote. The radicals und scalawags wore
in ecstasies, and huge preparations were already
in progress to still further ruin and degrade om
metropolis. But Gov. SCOTT bas vetoed tho mea
sure, and knocked the hopes of many thieves and
rubbers into a cocked bat.
^2~r Vermont election has resulted in thc fuc
CO?S of tho Republicans by a largely increased
majorUy over last year. Returns from onu-third
of tho Stato indicate tho Republican majority at
twenty-soven thousand for Governor; some make
it thirty thousand. The vote is the heaviest
thrown since eighteen hundred and forty.
THE ESPORTEO ACTION OK TIIK NEW YORK
WHOLESALE DRY Gooos HOUSES.-The New
York Journal of Commerce, alluding edito
rially to the paragraph stating that the lead
ing, dry goods, houses of that city had resolved
to extend no credit in future to Southern
dealers, says :
It turns out now that the representation is
wholly false. We have inquired personally
of "the leading dry goods firms of New
York," and they declare that they never heard
of this meeting until this paragraph was pub
lished, and that they proposo to make no
change whatever in relation to their custom
in the Southern States. Tho leading jabbers
in this city are doubtless divided in their per
sonal relations to the two great political par
ties ; but there are few of them, wo have
reason to know, who carry their partisan ship
so far as to interfero with the management of
their business upon sound mercantile princi
ples. They invite custom from every section,
and will sell every applicant in good credit
.without regard to his political bias. So fur
from any unusual restrictions, there baa been
an extension of last season's credit to worthy
Southern applicants, a very natural result as
the two sections become more intimately con
?SrJ* Aunt Susan, about seventy years of ago,
ls " unanimous" on man. She says : " If all the j
men woro taken off, she'd make arrangements for j
hor fit nomi forthwith." She also says: "Sap-!
pose all tho mon were in one country, and nil tho <
women in nnothor, with a big river between them,
good gracious, what lots of poor women would
be drowned !" I
For tho Advertiser.
Edgefield Central Democratic Club.
Agroeable to notice the Delegates from tho Lo
cal District Democratic Clubs met at Edgefield
C. IL, on Monday, tho 7th September, for the
purpose of forming a Central Democratic Club
for this District.
Gen. M. C. Butler was elected President. Gen.
M. L. Bonham, Luke Culbreath, E?q., and John
athan M. Miller, E*q., Vice-Presidonta, Paul F.
Hammond and ."fohn L. Addison, Etqrs., Secrc
The following named persons were appointed
to attend the Regular meeting of tho State Cen
tral Club on tho last Tuesday of tho moeth at ;
Columbia, and also an Extra moeii>.g.of tho same
on the 15th inst: Messrs. M. L. Bonham, Th os.
Jones, John Lake, Lod Hill, Paul F. Hammond,
Geo. D. Tillman, James Y. Culbreath, M. C. But.
1er, M. Wi Gary, R. 0. M. Dunovant, L. P. Yea
The samo Delegation is authorized to represent
the Disirici in the Convention of this (the 3d).
Congressional District, to Nominate Candidates
It was Resolved, That the Regular Meeting of]
the Democratic Club be held on the first Monday
in every month, at ll o'clock, A. M., at.Edgefield
C. H. M. C. BUTLER,^res'L
J. L. ADDMO.V. J.
.: Far,tho; Advertiser. ?
At a meeting of the Democratic Club of Kirk
s ey's X.Roads, he' I on the 2 2d August last, the
following Resolution was unanimously adopted,
and ordered to bo printed in tba Advertiser :,
Resolvti, That we, the members of the Demo
?eratic Club of K irk fey 'e X Roads, do most hear ti -
ly concur.in, and endorse, the Platform of Prin
ciples adopted by the Great Democratic Conven
tion held in New York on the 4th July '"!L'S, and
that we most solemnly pledge our glori?os Stand-,
ard Bearers, the non. Horatio Seymour, of New
York, arid Gen. Francis P. Blair, of Missouri, onr
un divided sup port in tho eoming election? .
JOIIX TK A PP, President. .
W. S..SHEPPARD, Cor,. Sec'ry.- . ..
-? ? ? -
The State Central Democratic Club.
At a meeting of the State Central Demo
cratic Club, held In Columbia, on. the 1st
inst., the following resolutions were adopted
anil ordered to be published:
Whereas, in the judgment of the State Cen'
tral Clnb it is expedient- that Democratic
nominees for Congress.should enter upon the
canvaiis atas early a day as practicable:,
therefore be it
Resolved, That we'recornmend tb" t"he*cori
vention8 of each of the Congressional Dis
tricts who purpose the nomination of candi
dates for. Congress, that tho Conven lion fi r
the First Congressional Distnct be held at
Florence on thc fifteenth of September"; for
the Second, at Charleston, on the fifteenth of
September; for the. Third and Fourth at. Co
lumbia, on thc fifteenth, of September, and
that delegates be appointed from each elec
tion district eqaal'to tho number representa
tives in the House of Representatives io 180*5
Whereas, A proclamation signed by Roben j
K. Scott, Governor,-and bearing date August
3lst, 1S?8, alleges the existence of armed or
gamzalirjps in thia "Slate, which are regularly
officered and drilled and pretend to act by'
authority, and alleges also the surreptitious
introduction into the State of firearms and
ammunition, most of them of improved .de
scription, aid which it is'reported are 1b*bc
used for partisan purposes ; and, iahereasi'txic
proclamation attributes '"other violations ol'
the public peace to .thepeople of the Stat?
in general, and makes no discrimination .such,.]
as would have been warranter? by the facts of
the case j and, lohereas, rt is well known thar
all these disorders proceed from negro organ
izations, headed by a few white and colored
men, who, by their incendiary harrangues, art
inflaming the minds of the negro populatioi
fqr party purposes ; and, whereat; these tacts
have, from time to time, been reported to thc
author of the proclamation. Therefore, to
avoid any po.-s.ble misunderstanding of thc
state of things which has given rise to this
proclamation, be ft
Resolved, By-the State Central Democratic
Club of South Carolina
First. That we authoritatively deny all the
exaggeratijns set forth in tai? proclamation,
aod unjustly applied to the Democratic part}
of this State ; and further declare that in fu
(ure, as heretofore, this.pasty proposes to bea
party of peece, law and order, aud confident
ly relies upon peaceful instrumentality aud
the ballot to accomplish political reform,
which the interests of the State and country
Second. We emphatically deny that ipi
proved weapons and ammunition, have been
surreptitiously introduced by ' white person?
into the State for partisan- -purposes. Few
woaponsoT the kind alluded -io that hare been
introduced, haye been openly purchased foi
purposes of individual self-defence nguiu.1
sudden valence, produced by inflamed and
Third. Although the armed organizat'ont
of freedmen which exist in many sections ol
the State might well justify the arming of thc
Conservative people of the State, yet wt
would earnestly urge dar fellow-citizens to
continue to bear and forbear, in order tba:
thencace ol'society in thi* State .may be
preserved. JAMES G. GIBBES,
SOCIAL EQUALITY.-The Columbia Phoenix \
jays : " lu. is said that theso called Chief Jus
tice Moses, has given mortal offence, by re
ferring to the negro man Elliott, in his late
note o? explanation, as the person alluded to.
It has created quite a hubbub in the negro
camp. Elliott indignantly exclaims, 'the idea
of tn? being a person.1. ..Well, there are two
o?her words that might have been used, to
wit : 'Personage' and 'carpet-bagger.' It is
very clear that Elliott is, in no* sense, a 'per
sonage.' He says he is not a '.person.' Ergo
he must consider himself a. 'carpet-bagger,'
and we agree with him. Tho Chief Justice
being a lawyer, should be more accurat? in
the usc of language."
MURDER I F A MAH, CARRIER.-B. J.ITayes
mail contractor, writes.to the Columbia Phoe
nix t but on Friday morning last, between 8
and 9 o'clock, as the mail carrier between
Lexington Courthouse and Mount Willing, in
Edgefield D strict, was pursuing'his journey,
lie was waylaid near the line of Edgefield and
shot from his howe. The assassin . shot at
him five times, the last shot only taking ef
fect. The ball btruck near the hipjnint and
lodged, it is supposed, in the bowels. TLe
carrier was an old colored man, upwards ol
sixty years of age, and was a man of irre
proachable character-distingu?: bed for his
urbanity to all white people. The services on
the route will necessarily cease.
DISTURBANCE IN NORTH CAROLINA.-Wil
mington, August 31-A difiiculty occurred
in Wilson County on Saturday between T. II.
Green (white) und Date Ruflln (colored), in
which the latter was shot slightly in the leg.
Green was arrested and bound over by the
Superior Court. In the afternoon Bill Grimes,
a negro, nude a violent harrangue from the
courthouse st*p-?, in which he urged retalia
tion, and threatened to bum Green's house
aud kill the whites. At elaten o'clock that
ni?bt Green's barn was dUrovpred on .fire,
but no one ventured out for Tear of being
murdered. Grimes was. seen around the
burning barn, was arrested, and committed
to Jail in default of bail. No farther trouble
COTTON Cuni* OK ALABAMA.-The Mont
gomery Advertiser says that, in. conversing
with au old and experienced planter who has
seen much of the growing crop in the adjoin
ing counties, ho said that the crop is more se
riously injured than the planters generally
suppose. The damage from the army worm
and the boll worm together was considerable,
but the long and continual rains in the eariy
port of August destroyed tho hopes of a late
crop and caased many of the matured bolls
to rot. A rainy August is always fatal to the
cotton crop. Our informaut gives it as his
opinion that the crop? of Lowndes and Mont
gomery Counties wilj not yield over one-sixih
of the crop's usual average.
13^" Mr. Jame? P. Boswell, tho recently elected
Radical Sheriff of Kershaw District, has declined
to servo, and anuouaces bis adhesion to Demo
cratic principles. Sheriff Sill, the incumben',
consequently, continues to bold office.
Tn E TJ%M&BATS'*OF TOE C??OLATDRF..
Tho only thing which relieves tho prosed
Legislature front thc unmitigated execra?lou
of tho whole country is. there are twenty
four good and true Democrats in it, fighting
the cause of constitutional liberty. It war.
with great reluctance that gentlemen could
COD se ut to assemble with miserable and igno
rant negroes, and their wicked coadjutors,
white men, with black be ar ts ; bat impelled
by a high sense of duty, they have consented
to serve the State in her hour of need. When
people speak of the Legislature, let there al
ways be honorable mention of the noble rep
resentatives, who are, at great sacrifice of
feeling, contributing all they .can to cripple
the ruinous and wicked. legislation., now going
on. ?I1 honor to the noble Democrats of the
Legislature ; wheu iaw, decency, and order ar?
restored to the country, they-will be remem
bered with gratitude-Phoenix.
THE ApMonaTEATioN.-From. Washington
there comes .hews', privately, that'Mr. John
son has made up bia mind to stand by the '
Democratic ticket ; end, publicly, that Secre
tary McCulloch and Randall will give it their
active support. The. intelligence in regard
to the President has not . yet extended* very'
far, but it is said to be from a trustworthy
source, and its receipt bas given mock gratifi
cation to the gentlemen it bas reached. It
was hardly expected, and for this, reason it is
the most welcome. 'The Radical throw
doubt on tko statement that Mc^Jollocn"J4'ri? '
Randall; nave determined to give a more ac
tive support io. Seymour, but Ute cautionaaera
with wbich the Grant office-holders ulk noli
tics >ince the statement appeared indicates ?hat
they, at least, believe it to be true. Tnese
patriots arc not so ready v/ith denunciations
of Seymour as they were a week ago, and
most of them seem to kaye suddenly discov
ered that they have other dutiesJbesides pro
nouncing cufogies on G rt'nf. ' Steward, it fs
said, still I occupies neutral ground, and does
not intend (o leave it. The- report dist be?
was about to declare for Graut.id now said to
have been entirely unauthorized. _ Welles
supports Seymour, anor'BroWniDg is under
stood to-be. orr the fltMne-stfd*; tkaugh'nertfh r
intends to espouse it actively.- Ev arts is tie
only man in thc Cabinet who openly supporta
Grant, but beyond his personal iotlu.ente.lui
cannot give"him any assistance worth having.
The position of the Pr?sident sua*' tfce'two
Secretar ieo who control rc os t of the Fed tin!
? o fl i ce-hojdera, as it. is . BOW. represe ute d, -is ns
satisfactory to the Dcuio?ra.ts as they have at
auy time expected.
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BuiiiKO IN THz-GTKAY-.-Augustus Carson,
.respectable colored man, died at Franklin,
Tenn., last Monday night. Early irt th? war
he attached himself to the cause of the Con
federacy and steadily followed Ka banners'! tit
the last ef the struggle. Through good.ond
evil j-eport, whether the sun^j&f vt?var? fjipd,
ligh t and hope-upon the cause he servetC or
whether clouds of* defeat Idwertt?^pon fem
and his associates in arms, howes ever bra vr>, ~
hopeful and dauntless... When the cause-wa?
finally lost he returned to his .old home, and
has tines acted only with the D.emoctaticpar
ty. -Daring "the illrress which terminated nf'
his death, Carson repeatedly expresse^ Hie
wi-h that Lis body should bo attired in ?suit
of Confederate gray, aud that some of bis oki.,
friends should attend his remains to their las}
resting place. Eft tiesirc: iirbbtlT r?ap?ctl
I Vas fully! carried outr His ionerai'Was'StFgfr- *
iv attended by the peopjeof Fcanklin-and--jts
vicinity .^Nashville Gu^te.JUiLh. ..
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. Tire-NECRoes'DkitiTKtr.-The negroes'in"*
this and other sections ef Georgia, une'er the -
^dvjee v of meapr irr^ponsibJe ; whites, -acer
'-armingand drilling. This has-been goingo
tjr'?Ome time. We regret it exceedingly,
\ uofb?cause wo iear the negro, but becunsc
we pity, him lue being led.Off to "irsbwn^tin
i bj a class of cowardly white ?Coundsel* who
. will debert him in the bout of trouble. The
^colored people will fipd out, when it is/too
[ Ute*we fear, that their only hope rs in the re
spectable, substantial white people of the
South.-Chronicle <fc Sentinel.
Jarnet A. ?ruy & Co.
As the wayfarer traverses Broad- Street (says
the Augusta. Contknt?onalitt) he will soe the big
sign of James A. Gray A Co., which .is a. true
type of thc big-hearted man whose name heads
this notice. Whatever James, A. Gray does .ha
does with liberality. If there is any public en
terprise set on foot, who so munificent as James
A. Gray ? If the 1 best of dry good? "ire to be
[.imported. Who ia more bountifully supplied'than -
Jamei A. Gray ? Iii? partners snare with him
?his cc J'-mon da hie spirit of mun Licence. Look
.at their advertisement.. It compr?tes all articles
for fall and Winter use, from hickory stripes to
Mure military are. needed in Texts. - A,
mad bull tosecd a good lUdicvl twenty, feet into.
. cite air the other day.
?fir Thu mulatto j?H'.w. who was at -.Willis
ton a week or two ago for tho parp?se, ae he
said, of taking down tlc names of colored Demo
crats, as they were to be shot or banished from
thc cotHi'.ry, has been at several plantations be
? .ow Barnwell C. H., recently, 'delaulng the poof1
negroes by tefliDg them that kV Is'S .swrvey'oty
.and that bo has com? to measure off their land.
oj this means he got. many of their chicken-,,
eggs, Ac, which ho barters off. As. he brought
no mule, some of the more, intelligent chus .of
freedmen have discovered the trick, and ure after
hun. with sharp sticks, swearing revenge.
Gen. Meade has assigned Ced. J. V. Bom
ford to tho command of all the troops in South
Carolina. The posts to be occupied are Colum
bia, Charleston and A ?keir.
igr Grant wrote to Senator Doolittle, ii ISM,
"negro suffrago wiil bring on a 'war of race?."
Now while bidding for tho negro vote he cries
'" let us haverposco !"
DKPARTEU this Hf?, 2d Sept 1888, Mrs. MAN
TUA..STROM, wife of S. B. STROH, dee'd., in
the 48th year of her ago.
lier suffering was long and painful, bnt she
doubtless now suffers no mere. She was a mem
ber of the Baptist Church of Christ from her
youth, and died in foll fellowship as a member st
Rehoboth. She was vigilant in bu.?ines. farVent
in spirit, and ardent in ber ?>flections. She loved
her children most' tenderly, eight of whom are
living to mourn their Ibas, which is doubtless her
eternal gain. D.
N. B.-Tho following lines wcro handed tho
writer by a heart-troubled, loving little daughter
of the delensc?! :
" Gone, like the flower?' perfume, when autumn
winds pass hy,
Gone, like a lingering strain of sweetest melody,
Gone like dew-drops' gleam, like morning's early
Gone I like the rainbow's hue, poor mama, passed
" They tell mc " not to weep,"-that mama can
Aught of the cruel thorns that round life's roses
That (ho's an angel now, and this I kuow must
Cat Ol now mama's gone, nothing can comfort
me." . -
JUST received a lot of Second-hand MCCLEL
LAN SADDLES, which ?rc in auod order,
and almost as good as new. .Price, $10.
C. A. CHEATHAM i BRO.
StpM_ tf ?7
IHERESY call on all good ciliiens who havo
p-itd their Tax?*, to report ti me the names
of nil who have fulled to pay. so that I may issue
Execution* agntat>t them. Now is your chance
to have justiee done.
BEN J. ROPER, T.C.E.D.
Sept 7 3t 37 .
COLEN from my Stable, on Sunday night,
tho 23J, a very fi ne and valuable medium sized
Bark Cream MARE, black mano and tail, clear
yellow eye>-about 10 years old, bat looks to be
mncb voungcr. Don't remember any marks or
scars on her.'
A Reward of Fifty Dollars wilt be paid for tho
recovery of said Mare.
' e JOHN SHEA LY,
Clark's Mills, Lexington ?1st, S. C.
Sept 1 ?t? 38