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Condensed from the Columbia Correspondence of
the Charleston Newt and Courier.
COLUMBIA, S.C.,September 7.-Tu the Sen
ate, Corbin introduced a bill to suppress in
surrection and rebellion.
Section 1st says if the Governor is unable
to enforce tho laws by judicial proceedings,
he is empowered to call out thc militia.
Section 2d. The Governor to otder the in
surgents to disperse by proclamation.
Section 3d. The militia in service tire to bc
governed by the rules of the United States
army, receiving the samo pay and rations.
Section 4th provides penalties for disobedi
Section 5th. The Governor is authorized to
seize and control thc railroads and telegraph
lines as part of the military establishment.
Section tJth. The Governor shall organize
in .-itch .manner-as he sees fit.
Section 7th. The Governor is authorized to
suspend the habeas-corpus.
Corbin introduced a .'-in fixing the Attor
ney General's salary at three thousand dol
lars ; no fc"s. ?."
Rutland's resignation was accepted.
Corbin reported a bill regulating the ad
mission of attorneys, which was amended by
limiting the requirement of the oath to -attor
neys hereafter admitted.
In the-House, the bill codifying the laws
COLOMHIA, September 8.-In the House
to-day Whipper reported favorably on a bill
to dorine the jurisdiction of justices of the
peace, and regulate the practice in justices
The bill establishing the form for the col
lection of debts contracted prior to May, 1865,
was postponed until next session.
A bilj was passed to incorporate certain fire
engine companies in Charleston.
tn the Senate a communication was received
from G. W. Williams, pf York, recently
el??Ced Circuit Jadge, decTming the office.
The bill to'provide for the revision and'
codification of the laws passed.
The Chatham Railroad bill was passed after
a warm opposition **by Corbin, Wtiittemore
and Le*irJ; ; the rofe was 17 to ?>.
Thc 'Republican Stare Convention met in
th*- Representative's Hall ar 5 o'clock this
a?ernooo, one hundred and twenty delegates
being present. 'Elliott was made temporary
chairman ; Dennis and Shrewsbury were
appointetPseeretaries. Much excitement was
causi-d by t?e= opposing claims for admission
of ?he Bowe? and Jenks factions from Charles
ton. .lenkS"protested against Moses, as.a
friend-of Bowen, hoing- appointed On the
Committee on Credentials. Without further
actiou the convention'adjoumed
Wbittemore wa* to day renominated for
Congress l>r- the delegation-for t he-First Con
gressional District; Rairicy having withdrawn.
Tho -nomination of lour colorad men for
Congress, in to dav's Phoenix, has caused a
"rear hubbub in the Radical camp here. The
i . ref. ?re evidently [growing restive under
ti,-- rnle;W|' Hu? o rp?"t-baggers.
i,.-.?'-:t--I'Mi P. M.-"A- tin* night sof'sion
ol th?' t' <-A.-rtti'.?ti. fije t'ominiit?'?1 ou CV
riemhtls mtule a rep?rr-m t'avtir of admitting
tue Bowen delegation from Charleston*; The
report was adopted.- Sri the .Tenks Epping'
t-rowd were left out in fhe oohl.
COLUMBIA, September -HOUSE.-The
hill f>xiviWiirg "the tillie iilloworribr county
>illii-pr=< to ifiodil'y nti'ii-.lan'miry I, I.-Y.U, was
pfl9se<h" . '" '''. - .. =. w." '
'fh?* bill to amend th?? aol to redeem bills
roocivable so as to pledge taxes for their re
The bill to ntnder additional hid to the Rice
Ridge Railroad Company received its second
reading. Neagle made a-motion to postpone
liie further consideration Of the? bill io the
next regular session. ' The motion was lost.
Pending tfife discussion ?>f tho Blue "Ridge
Railroad bill '.lie House adjourned.
SENATE.-The bill to render additional nid
to the Blue Ridge- Railroad Company was
Thc bill providing for the temporary ap
pointment of magistrates in each county by
the Governor wa? passed.
The bil'empowering the Circuit Judge's to
chauge the venire in the trial of actions^ both
civil and criminal, was passed".
The^biil providing for the organization of a
Supreme Court was up for a second reading,
and elicited a'f?rigtby discussion.
Tbc debate turned on thc question'of the;
on'stirutionatity of the election of Chief Jus
tice Moses, iu couse ^ucnc.e off his not being a'
qualified elector, asiic is'disfranchised by the
Fourteenth Amendment.-. Ponding the dis
cussion' the Senat c^adj^urflred.
Thc Republican State n.-.-initiating Conven
tion liai bei ii pei'mnnrn?lv organized by the
election of R.- B. Elliott (negro) af chairman:'.}
A committcq_ was apjooiut^d to prepare n
address'to'the p?ople.of the^tate.
Ar "a -meeting of-the delegation' bf the
F?urrh'Con&r'ei?iondrB'?strictj hold this morn
ing/A. S. Wallace, of York,' was nominated
to represent that, district ia Congress.
The meeting of the delegation from the
Third Congressional District is still in session.
H?ge, "ex United States Captain and Assis
tant Justice elect of the Supreme- Court, j
Simeon Corley, ex-tailfcr and present member
of Congress, and F. J. Moses. Jr, are the
principaf candidates. So far, H?ge is ahead.
in tue Second Congressional District, Beau
fort and Carleton refuse to euler into any
nomination* outside pf their own district. ?
Dint rici' Convention will probably be held in
" COLUMBIA, September 1?.
In thc House, (bc Committee u;i the Luna
tic Asylum report the number of patients
males 104, females 10.1; paying class 48, pau
pers 150-, employees liri white, IG colored.
Coets during the year .t>l(>.7i'4.
The bill regulating- the admission of attor
neys WUK parsed.
Tb? BTuu Ridge Railroad bill was passed
- yens "-. nays &
Stubb*, wbiteftiember from Marlboro', ten-:
dered'lw" resignation, which was accepted,
lie wi- eh-cto l as-a Republican^ but has be
<. .iiii!.ili-gii<>te<l With the party, and has be
c >mea Democrat.
S KN AI R.-r- 'l'ho House bill to incorporate
(...i iiito^ C'itnpanies in Charleston was, on nio
l?i,n ol Leslie, postponed to the next session.
U ii^bi., Crow tho Military Committee, made
:>. re.por! on tiie revolution inquiring how many
amis aud batteries were in the possession ol
th* Governor. Tbej report says that the Gov
irrllOl' has Uoiie at all.
lu the second election in thc Republican
Coilvr-nWon for :*. Congressional condidate wi
the Third District, Associate:Judge Mogo watt
again elected by a vole of sixteen to twelve,
fue Convention is still in session.
COLUMBIA, September ll
Tho r-T.ou.ie bas been engaged till day in the
discussion of a Bill to provide for the election
t?i County Prosecuting Attorneys, without'any
result. ' .;
lu thu Senate the Finance Committee re
p'irted favorably on the petition of" A. L.
Tobias, Attorney of Uugh Lisson, for renew
al of certain stocks destroyed.
The Chatham Road Bill, being placed on
its third reading, was postponed till Thursday
next. The-rutuor is that this action is.caus
ed by the failure of the Corporation to ootoe
up tc time in its promised loan of one hun
dred thousand dollars, in addition to the twen
ty thousand dollars already loaned. It is not
j kely either that the money will be forthcom
in"-, or tim the Bill will bc pa?sed.
Doth Houses passed a resolution inviting
Ex-Governor Hawley, of Connecticut, to come
to South Carolina and stump the State.
it i.s the general opinion now that the Le?
i-iafjrv will adjourn nbtxit the end of next
A Inigo Radical meeting wa; held here to
? iH'lif. which was addressed by A. S. Wallace,
"Mogo, and others.
ps?- A nc?ro member of thc Georgia Legisla- j
linc intered ihe lao ie*' car of a railroad Irwin ;he
(tiber dav. Thc conductor otdeicd him cut, but j
upon his refusing to go l.e was given ono minute's I
limo t- cou?id?i Let ween compliance nnd a smnsh
ed hend V hi ri ihc lime had nearly cxpind he j
i.iikc "l bi- cs'] it-bag ?nd "nesked out into
Hie ie, r..-' l r"1 :"':v;',K ?) Mi!,rn he
xfy? ?wen lo .Mei ?1"' ?egrue?' rar o? the Augu?hj
Letter from Geu. Rosecrans to Gc
Robert E. Lee, aud thc Reply .
WHITE SULPHUR SI'IUXGS, WEST VA.,
August 26, }S?S.
GENUAL : Full of solicinde for tho fu
of our country, I cotne with my heart in
hand to learn the condition, wishes am
tentions of the people of the Southern Ste
especially to ascertain the sentiments of
body of brave, energetic and solf-sacrifi
men who, after sustaining tho Confedc:
four years, laidlow:: their arms and -s\
allegiance to the Government cf the Un
Stales, whose trusted aud beloved leader
I see that interpreting "State rights
conflict with national unity has produc
violent reaction against them, which is d
ing us towards consolidation, and also tho
great a country as ours eveu now is, cert
ly is to be, must have State government
attend to local details, or go farther and
lt is plain to us at the Wcst and North
the continuance of semi anarch}', such as
existed fur the last three years in ten St
of our Union, largely increases the d ange
centralism, swells our national expenditu
diminishes our productions and our revet
inspires doubts of our political and finan
stability, depreciates tho value of our nat
al bonds and currency, and places the cn
of the richest below that of the poorest na;
We know that our currency must be
preeiatod so lorjg as our bonds are below ]
and that, therefore, the v?st business i
commerce of the country must suffer the I
rible evil of a fluctuating standard of va
until we can remedy the evil condition
things at the South. We also see other n
chief quite rossible, if not probable, to ar
sucli as frorr. a failure of crops, a local ins
rection and many other unforeseen conting
cies, which may still more depreciate -i
credit and currency, provoke discontent :
disorder among our people and bring der
g.'gical agitators, revolution, repudiation i
n thousand unnamed evils and villainies n?
ns. We know that the interests of the p
pie of the South are for law and order, ?
that the}' must share cur fate of good and
I believe-every one 1 know who retie
believes-that, if the people of the South*
Slates could, be at peace, and their enei
and good will heartily applied to repair i
wastes of war, reorganize their business,
the freedmen peaceably, prospetously and 6
tentedly at. work, invite capital, enterprise ti
labor from elsewhere lo come freely arnon
them, they would soon rebuild their mir
fortunes, multiply many fold Ihe value
t heir lands, establish public confidence int
political stability, bring our Goverhuii
bonds'to premium, our currency to n gi
standard, and tissure for-themselves and I
whole nation a most happy and prospere
Seeing this", aud how all jost interests ci
cur iu tho work, I ask the officers and s
.liers wliu fought for the Union, ask pvt
??iniking man of the givat \V"sf. arid'Nor
why lt cannot be done ?
We are told by "those who have control!
. thc Gown.;?rp'hl for ?Tte^?Rt (bur wars, tl
rho people ol ?th? South will (int t?o it. 'Pl);
if ever do?e at all, it must, be done by t
poor, simple, uneducated, landless Ircedmi
.Tdd the few whites wl'o, against the pub
opinion rind sentiment of the intelligent whi
pe,.pie, aro willing to attempt to b ad ai
make their living ofl'uf these ignorant, ?ne
uttl'icpceu p -opie, mostly men who joust,
needy adventurers, or without any of tho
attributes oh which reliance for good gunian
or/gowrntnr-nt cati bo placed. We are to
?that this 'kind of government, rniist he no
tinned at the South until six or eight millio
of intelligent, energetic white' people gi
into or move out of the country :
Sow, I think, tho Union army thinks, ai
people ot' the North and West 1 dare say b'
-Hew, lhere must be, or there ought to be
shorter, surer way to get good govern me
for all jot the South. Wc know that tb?
who organized and sustained the So.ulb.ei
! Confederacy for four years against gigant
efforts ought to bc a"ble to give peace, law, c
der and protection to the whole people of tl
3ou(?.; They have the interest and the pbv
er to empty, protect, educate and elevate tl
poor freednieu, and to restore themselves ac
ouf country to all the blessings ,of. which'
have just spoken. The question r. want ai
swered iW" Are.they willing to(,do ii?''
' I come down to lind put. what thc peop
of the South think of t?us", and to ..ask yt
what the officers and. soldiers who served i
thc Confederate army, and the leading pei
pie who sustained it, tamk of those tilings ?
I came to a>k more. I.want, toast yoi
in whose purity and patriotism I here cxprti
m qualified .confidence, and aa many goo
.men as wu can onveuiently consult, to sa
what.you think o? it;, and, also, what you ai
wUUng-to do. about it ?
' T want a written expression of views th:
can be followed by u concurrence.p? action,
want to kuow if you abd the gentlemen wb
will join in that written expression ure wil
ing to pledge the people of thc South to
chivalrous and magnanimous devotion to rc
storing peace and prosperity to our coturno
; country. I want to carry that pledge big
?above tbe level ol party politics to t.li? ia?
officers and soldiers of th?" Union army, an
to the people of the North and West, and t
i<k them to consider it, and to take the nt
crsaary action, confident that it will met
with a iespouse so warm, so generous .an
confiding that we shall see .in its sunshin
thc rainbow of peace in our political ?ky
now* black with, clouds and impending storer
I'know yerai ea representative- injin, I
r?. terence arid regard for the Union, the Cojr.
stitution aud the welfare of the country, am
;hat what you would .say would >be endors?
by miue tenths of the whole peopie of th
South; but I tjbould like to have tlie si^na
tures of all the representative Southern niei
here, who concur ia your, views, and thei
expressions of their concurrence from th
principal officers aud lepresentiitive mei
throughout tho South, when they can Le prc
This concurrence of opinions and wills, all
leudiug to peace, order and stability, will as
sure our Union soldiers ind business men
who want suLhlivstial and solid peace, am
cause them to rise above .the lovel of partj
politics and take such steps to.meet yours a;
will insure aias'ing peace, with all ?is count
Very truly, your friend,
I Signed j W. S Ko.iKt'iu.vz.
General lt. K. Lee, White Sulphur Springs
WlllTR Sui.MlU?t SFIIINCH, W. Va., 1
August 20. IKh'-S. j
Ct'iura I : [have had the honor to reeeivt
your letter ol' this dale, and in OCcordatiCt
with your suggestion I have conferred .with i
number of gentlemen from tkeSoutli, in whoa?
judgment I haye'confided, and who are well
acquainted with thc pubic .sentiment of then
respective Slates. They htve kindly con
sented to unite with me in replying to your
communication, und their names will be
found, willi my own, appended to this an
With this explanation we proceed to give
to you a candid statement of what we be
lieve to be the sentiment cf tho Southern
people in regard to the subject to which >ou
Whatever opinions may have prevailed in
the past in regard to Afrio?n slavery, or the
right of a State to secede from the Union, we
believe we express the a'most unanimous
judgment of the Southe-n people when we de
clare that ihey consider that those qm-stions
were decided by the war, and that it is their
I intention in g.tol faith to abide by that dici?
I sion. Af the close nf tho war the Southern
people laid down their arms and /iou^ht to
resume their former relations with the United"
Through their State conventions they abol
ished slavery; and annulled ordinances of se
cession j and they returned lo their peaceful
pursuits with a sincere purpose to fulfill all
their duties under the Constitution of the
United States, which they had sworn to sup
port. If their action in these particulars had '
been met in a spirit op frankness and cordial- '
itv, we believe that ere thia oi l irritations
wouM have pissed away and the wound-. in
flicted liv iii? war would have be ti in a gn at
measure healed. As far as We ure advised,
the people of the South eutortain uo unfriend
ly feeling toward the Government of the Unit
ed States, but they complain that their rights
under the Constitution are withheld from them
in the administration thereof. '
The idea that the Southern people are hos
tile to the negroes, and would oppress them
if it were in their power to do so, is entirely
unfounded. They have grown up in our midst,
and we have been accustomed from childhood
to look upon them with kindness. The .chango
in the relations of the two races has wrought
no change in our feeliug toward them. They
still constitute thc important part of our la
boring population. Without their labor the
lands of the South would be comparatively
unproductive. Without the employmentwhich
Southern agriculture affords they would be
destitute of the means of subsistence, and be
-come paupers, dependent oe public bounty.
- Self interest, even if there were no higher
motives, would .therefore prompt the whites
of the* South to extend to the negroes care
and protection. The important fact that the
two races are; under existing circumstances,
necessary to each other, is gradually becom
ing apparent to both ; and we believe that
but for influences exerted to stir up the pas
sions of the negroes, tho relations of the two
races would soon adjust themselves on a ba
sis of mutual kindness and advantage.
It is true that the people of the Sjuth, to
gether with the people of the North and West,
are, for obvious reasons, opposed to any sys
tem of laws which would place the political
power of the country in the hands of the ne
gro race. But this opposition springs from
no feeliug of enmity, but from a deep-seated
conviction that tit present the negroes have
neither the intelligence nor other qualifica
tions which aro necessary to make them
safe depositories of political power. They
would inevitably become the victims of dem
agogues, who for selfish purposes would mis
lead them, to the serious injury of the public.
The great want of the South is peace. The
people earnestly desire tranquility and the
restoration -of the Union. They deprecate
disorder and excitement as the most serious
obstacles to tbeir prosperity.
They ask a restoration of their rights under
lie ? 'ohstkution. They desire relief from op
pressive misrule. Above all, they would ap
peal to their countrymen for the-re-establish
ment in. the Southern. States of that which
bus justly been regarded as the birth-right of
every American-the right of self-government.
Establish these on a firm basis, and weean
safely promise, on'htehalf of-lbe Southern peo
ple, that they wilKfaithfully obey the Consti
tution and laws.of the United States, treat
the negro with Kindness and humanity, and
fulfil every duty incumbent tm peaceful citi
zens^lbyai' to the Constitution of' their coun
try. ? :? .
.We believe the above contaius a succinct
reply to the general topies embraced in your
letter, and we venture to say, on beha?f ol the
Southern peoplo, and the oflicers and soldiers
ol' the late Confederate army, that they will
c incur in all the .?eutimenls which we have
Appreciating the patriotic motives which
huve'prompie'd yoiir letter, und reciprocating
your expressions of kind regard, we litiVe tho
iitiuur to be, verv respectfully and truly,
. f ? R. E. LEE, Virgiuia.
G, T. BEAUREGARD, Lousiana.
' ALEX. il. STEPHENS, Georgia.
ALEX. H. H. STUART, Virginia.
C. M. CONRAD, Louisiana.
LINTON STE I'll HNS, Georgia.
A. T.AJAPERTON, West Virginia.
JOHN ECHOES, Viiginia.
R S. STOCKDALE, Texas,
ft W. PICKENS, South Carolina.
. WM. J. ROBERTSON, Virginia.
JOS. R. ANDERSON, Virgiuia.
WM. P. TURNER, West Virginia.
C. H. SUBER, South Carolina.
E. FONTAINE, Virginia.- i
JB. p. A DAMS?,M i ?.sissippi.
: WM. J. GREEN, North Carolina.
LEWIS E. Ii ARVIE, Virginia.
P. N. DANIEL, JR., Virginia.
W. T. SUTHERLIN, Virginia.
A. B. JAMES, Louisiana.
TO UT ANT BEAUREGARD, Tc
,* M. 0. H. NORTON, Louisiana.
T. P; BRANCH. Georgia?
H. T. RUSSELL, Georgih;
SAMUEL J. DOUGLASS, Florida.
. JEREMIAH MORTON, Virginia.
JOHN B. BALDWIN, Virginia.
GEO. W. BOLLING, Virginia. '
T. S. FLO I "RN EY, Virginia. *
JAMES LYONS, Virginia.
General W. S. ROSECIUKS, Ministet to
.Mexico, White Sulphur Springs, West Vir
The Late Hon. Thos. H.'Seymonr.
From the Now York World, 4th inst.
Ripartn years if. we. consider-length ofera*
inonco: of service at' the bar, in Congress, on.
thejbencb, u> the editorial room, in the camp,
the halls of foreign potentates or the.goberna-.
torio.1 chair ol' his native Suto, Thomas II.
Seymour, ex-Governor of Connecticut, passed
away yesterday at. the comparatively early
age of sixty.
jN.o.t,'reaching the allotted term of human
exis.te.Dce, his life was marked by events which
would have made famous the careers of seve
ral* He was boro in Hartford in J 808, and -
made his studies id Middletown Military
Academy. Wheu his course there was com
pleted, be studied .aw, and nmcticed it with
success in Hartford. In addition to a large
?.and lucrative practice he found leisure to con
duct aa-excellent political j ournal, who*e in
fluence was widely exercised. - Tn. tue course
of time he was rai?ed to the bench as Judge
of the"Court of Probate. He served in Con
gress as Representativa;.from Connecticut
during .three years, l?4*J '4.?. Desiring a
more active life* he went to Mexico in 1846,
as Major of the New England regiment, and
after the fall ol Colonel Random, assumed its
command. With Gen. Sco.t he was present
at the operations before the City of Mexico.
Ile was elected Governor of Connecticut iu
1S50, and was subsequently re-electedlthrec
times in succession to the same high "office.
President Pierce selected'him to represent.
American interests at the Court of St. Pe
tersburg. In the rebellion, Governor Thomas
Seymour consistently-advocated the preserva
tion of theUnion/but did not hesitate to de
nounce the insane efforts of the Radical party'
to destroy the. Constilution and plunge the
ci ?im try in desolation. Those who remember
bis premonitions of the ruin weich this party
would undoubtedly entail on the counlrv, and
curnpare them with the sad truth every day
presented to u.:, must recognize bis statesman
like prescience. In lSb'il be. contested un.
successfully thc election for Governor. The
private life of Gov. Thomas Seymour was
one that added honor to his public career, and
fi Hind an ample and fitting reward in a large
circle ol friends and admirers.
Ex Gov. Thomas-Seymour died at Hartford,
the fatal disease being typhoid fever.
jSzSTA. A. Bradley, colored, lately ex
pejled from the Georgia Senate, held a Re
publican meeting at Savannah on the evening
of tho 7th. Ho said Clift and other carpet
baggers ?ind Yankees were not to bo trusted.
He advised the negroes not to trust while
people, especially Yankee?, who were tho
meanest people on the earth. He doubted
if even mulattoes could be trusted ; the white
blood in their veins might gajn the mastery,
and said the recent action of the Georgia
Legi tature in turning out the negroes would
increase the majority for Grant. At first he
thought tho negro ruemhers. would draw their
revolvers and assert tbeir rights in blood,
which would have benefiued the Democrats.
Ho was glad i ii ey had (lone otherwise. He
i bought the coming election, whichever way
it went, would cause bloodshed. The whole
speech was of a rumbling and contradictory
character, many hearers being doubtful which
side was supported. He spoke nearly the
whole evening. About five hundred wer-?
present, and the meeting parsed olf quietly.
pgtrWlr. W. K. Tnlbrrt and a retro n*raod
JefT Kico, hail a difficulty on thc 5 h inst., near
(Ircerrwood, which resulted in tho negro getting
a pistol ball through his bond, causing instant
doaib. The negro was tho aggressor.
^3f*A Mormon elder was n-cently rando very
pmch of a parent, lie was presented willi nine
boys und uve girls the same morning.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT-1G, 1868.
OF NEW YORK.
FOR VICE-PRESIDENT r
FRANOIS P. BLAIR,
Bishop P?rsico Coming Again.
Wu are requested to give notice that Bishop
P?RSICO will preach in the Catholic Church of
this placo, on Sunday next, in the forenoon.
Seymour A- Blair Demonstration at
On next Friday, 18th inst., there is ,to bea
SEYMOUR A BLAIR Demonstration of thc first
class among our neighbors and countrymen of
Ninety-Six. Grand Barbooae; Music; Speeches
from Hampton, Campbell, Thomas, and other
distinguished Democrats. We arc authorized, by
tho proper authorities, to invite everybody. And
every body, of tho right sort, will ba warmly wel
comed and woll treated, beyond a doubt
The Famous School of the Misses
Those very eminent and accomplished ladios
sood us a card announcing the opening of their
fall and winter campaign. Mothers, Fathers, and
Guardians will be wiso to read said card, and
give it duu and favorable consideration. Of our
own personal knowledge, we can, and do most
cheerfully, endorse every word in iL Either for
solid acquirements, brilliant accomplishment?, fine
moral and social training, careful supervision, or
what not, Ibero is no better school in our country
than that of the Misses SEDGWICK ia Augusta.
The Baptist Association.
This body mot at Horn's Creek Church, a time
honored landmark of our District, on Friday Inst.
And the religious exercises consequent upon the
meeting, closed on Monday. Thc woatherthrough
out this time, was highly propitious, and the oc
casion bas been ono of great enjoyment and satis,
faction to our community at largo. On S un dey,
the whole world, apparently, was at old Horn's
Creek. The '-roves and hills were almost 'iterally
covered with vehicles and horses; while as to hu
man beings, they seemed to start from every pore'
of the earth. Tboro was ago, and dignity, and
worth-, lind piety ; and youth, and fashion, and
finery, and frivolity ; and poverty and riches;,
and unbounded gop 1 cheer, and magnificent
neighborhood hospitality; and good preaching;
and a particularly pleasant Sunday School Cele
bration, with delightful tinging; and-and-.
Well, in short, Horu's Greek, on Sunday last, was
an epitomc'of thc world. There'was n little of
everything there. Anti it seemed to us moro like
au occasion of former ?nd better days'than any
we have known p.iuoo the end of tho.wan And
as such, wc enjoyed it more; and so, we think,
did every one elso. Tho Horn's Creekers havo
ever been powerful in means, and in resources,
and in hospitality, and in good deeds and good
traits. And Sunday last, proved that the evil
days bf the past ciglil years, have by no means''
broken them np, or aban ged their characteristics.
We wish all the Associations could bo so near
as. But that is selfish. Bethany is to be thc fu
vorad place a year hence.
On Sanday night, Dr. RICHARD FUKMAX, of
Greenville, preached ?nour village Baptist Church;
to tho great dolight and edification of many old
and new friends. His text was the bumble prayer
of the Publican, and Iiis sermon was all that
might bave boen expected of a Preacher and a
Christian of bis exalted character.
Tho Association at Horn's Crook-so noar to us
that all ooutd go-has been a delightful reunion
of friends aD J Christians ; ODO of those privileges
for which we should humbly and gratefully thank
6ur Heavenly Father.
New Advertisements from Augusta.
"PROOF BEYOND COXTROVKRSKY :"-Sec that
pioture of a Cooking Stovo in another column, and
read the novel yet truthful advertisement which
stands under it. There is no doubt that FULLER
TON'S Cooking Stoves have lifted ono groat burden
at least from thu female heart ; ia fact, dom all
hearts. FULLERTON keeps many varieties of these
bios.-od-Cooking Stove?; but it would hardly be
worth,wdiilo ,to specialize them here, tis every lady
must be guided ia ber choice bv ber own judg
ment and needs.
JAMES G. BAILIE A BROTHER :-This house, so
. well known throughout Edgefield, sends us a new
advertisement. Wc beg our friends, and the
friends of thu BAILIES, not to pass it by. The
BAILIES aro making vast improvements in their
store-building, and their patrons, when they visit
thom this fall, will fiud such now and ndmirablo
arrangements as will cause them to open their
eyes in. wonder. The lady or gentloman who
visits tba establishment of Ibo BAILIES will al
ways be able.to procure the very best good? at
the most reasonable rates, whjle the intelligence
and urbmity of the proprietors make a visit to
tho storo always a pleasant ono. And wc are
sure that Edgefield people will throng to BAILIES
more'than ever when we inform them that their
popular and well-beloved countryman, Capt. RAB.
M DIS, is'there, lo welcome them, w ?it on them,
and give them tho most advantageous bargain?.
Thc building, fronting on thc public square,
between the Adrertiier Offico and Ibo Store of
FHA xi ER A'SANDERS, hus fallon into the posses
sion of that accomplished architect-the hardest
working and quickest-working man South of
Mason & Dickson's line-Mr. M. A. .MARKERI;
and.he, with most commendable industry and
public spirit, and without wailing to see how tho
Presidential election will turn, bas set to work
and repaired tho exterior fore and aft, top and
bottom. And thus will he do with ' the iutorior.
And then he will paint the whole. And then the
looks of our public square will -be so ruuoh im
improved, that all the village will havo cause t*
thank Mr. MA KKK RT, and bless his spirit of en
terprise. And then, loo, will all lite neighboring
buildings look, by contrast, shamefully shabby
ami ungnnteel. Wake up, people, wake up ? Tho
Railroad i< coining ; and so also are SEYMOUR &
BLAIR. Wake up, and freshen the outside of ibo
plaiter. More depends upon the outside of tho
platter than pe .plc generally acknowledge.
Whiten tho faces of your buildings and rouge
their cheeks-with greon, and put rosos and gera
niums in your balconies. Grn?e and elegance
are principally.on thc outside, yet who shall say
that they are not highly desirable things 'I
And (another item) the most graceful and ele
gant thing we have seen lately is a Two-Wheeled
Buggy at tho Carriugo Manufactory of Mosers.
Sn i rn A JONES of our town. It bas been designed
by Capt SMITH and built under his oyo. There
is something very novel about the under-work?,
(we don't know tho technical terms) something
so new and admirable that Capt. SMITH'S friends
are urging him to take out a patent for it. This
buggy is painted and deoorated in really exquis
ito style, and with mort artistic tasto. And all
dono right here in Edgefield ! When lately in
Now York, wo went through and through the
magnificent Carriage and Buggy Establishment
of Brewster, on Broadway ; and.literally wo saw
nothing there more beautiful or novel than tho
vehicle of which we speak. And our friend, Gen.
QAIIV, who was with us at the time, and who bas
an eyo for tho beautiful, from women down to
buggies, bears us out in this asscrtioo. Qo, ovtry
body, and look at Capt SMITH'S novel and beau
tiful Two-Wbeeled Buggy.
And where our third lt. m is to como from, the
Lord only knows ! Bah ! aftor long and painful
rumination, wc give it up ! But so inspired are
we by Mr. MARKKRT'H neighboring cleaning-up,
that wo are going down stairs for a broom to
s .veep out our upper piazzo, which, from long
Southern laziness on our part, bes become totally
Gov. Pickens' Proposition that the
Constitution be Remodeled.
The newspaper prosa of tho day, referring to
the interview between Qcn. ROSECBAXS and cor
tdn distinguished Southern gentlemen at the
White Sulphur Springs, naturally points.to aro
mar* of Gov. PICK UN s uttered on .that occasion :
" Tliat something more than the installation of
tho democratic Party into power, is requited to
save tho country. And that New York, as the
most powerful Slate of the Union, should call a
Convention of ?ll tho State?, to remodel tho Con
stitutiou to suit tho new order of affairs."
We regard this remark of Qov. PICKERS as the.
remark of a Statesman, in contradistinction to
tho crudities of many of our politicians. It is
replete with profound political sagacity and philo
sophic foresight Pur tho most thoughtless must
see, when their attention is directed thereto, that
the old regime has passed away. That the Dec
laration of Independence, which is but little moro
than a reduction of tho " Rights df Man" of the
French Jacobins, declaring equality and fraterni
ty-that law is the expression of the People, and
that liber ty consists in doing whatever one chooses
-is not altogether suited to tho civilization and
wealth of the pr.se?t day. That anything like
the exclamation of tho market women, when ar
reited for tho murder of a citizen in the streets of
Paris-''What! we cannot kill whom we please
when wo ase entitled to the benefits of the groat
chartor pf the 4 Rights of Man V "-together with
the unlicensed frosdom resulting from such teach
ing, cannot and will not be tolerated in a country
now amongst the foremost in tho worlds in popu
lation, rank, wealth and intelligence. And that,
as Qov. PICKERS says, something must be done
to meet tho " new order of affairs."
The powor of the People, their equality, their
liberty, their fraternity, their sovereignty, as
taught in the rights of man, will answ?'r very
well as long as a country is newly settled, when,
population is ?-purse, poverty general, and ambi
tion laudablo ; because ibis very plato affairs gives
birth to purity of morals, to virtue in omeo, to
economy in administration, to prudence in coun
cil, and to general probity in the people them
selves. But it is inherent in tbo very nature of
things, that as society bccomesinore advanced,
wealth more general, and ambition of place and
power more vaulting, somothing stronger than
anything to be found in the famous Declaration
abovo ched, must be appealed to in order to gov
It is now evident and admitted that our coun
try has undergone a great and marked change,
it having advanced from the purity of a sparsely
settled Democracy to an ambitious, powerful and
wealthy oligarchy, of which seven, men, now
members of Congress, may be said to constitute
the Directory ; that the termination of a oivil
war of tho first magnitude, has decided the two
cardinal doctrines of the South, slavery and se
cession, to'be myths; and, substantially, that
tho Constitution of tho United States is mete
It cannot bo denied that the worse passions of
men have been engendered during this war, and
now slumber only through policy; that those who
havo lost their rank are empoisoned, those who
have lost their property are embittered, those
who have tasted of power in both Armies, now
sent back to civil life, aro disappointed and dis
contented ; that in fact, as In Home after the par
tition of the Empire, so graphically described by
Sallust, all who had lost their patrimony, all
who wore moat remarkable for depravity, all whom
wickedness or disgrace had driven from their
bornes, found their way to that groat Capital us
the common sewer of the Republic, so now the
reckless, tho turbulent, the ambitious, tho disap
pointed, tho profligate, all those who envy the
good and extol tho bad, are crowding to our
great cities, with thc view to deride Government,
to set up .nnovatior., to oneourago moboeruoy,
sedition and tumult.
It is not from Dem-..i-acy or its teachings that
in feucb a country and amid suoh corruption, any
.nl*pmt?un of tba pxeaent ovil* aoould bo expect
ed. The history of the world teaches that such
expectations have always ended in ruin and
disgrace. It ended in Byzantium in tho faction
of the Blue and Green Ribbon of the Circus. It
terminated in Rome in the reckless combats of
the Hippodrome and the glitter of licensed pros
titution ; and might, have been foreseen in the
note of assignation from the sister of thc groat
Censor, Cato, to fro .-ar, when read in the Senate
Chamber by the Utter, to the mortification of bis
rival and the enjoyment of reverend Senators.
It made bankrupt of tho kingdom in the days oT
Louis XV, and pictured itself in the scone? of
Faublas, and afterwards in tho celebrated and
seductive Rights of man. It ha? filled the Presi
dential chair with Rail-Splitters and Tailors,
Congress wi'h Shoemakers und Faro Dealers, and
Washington with thieves and prostitutes.
Something more than Democracy and the ".in
stallation into power of Democrats, is necessary
to meet tho new order of affairs." And wo ven
ture that the accomplished gentleman and states
man who made this remark, does not anticipate
that the Rights of Man will assist in the emer
In tho redress of experienced evils nnd the
dread of present corruptiou, the last and Liehest
responsibility rests with those who from their
ability and experience, FOO tho yawning gulf of
Democratic ruin, nr..I will not, either from the
fear of unpopularity or of factious demagogues,
attempt to brldgo the dreadful chasm.
Wc agreo with Gov. PICKEN? that a call for a
Convention of all the Staten, in order to olter or
amend tho Constitution of the Union, would bo
a wise and politic advance in the proper direction.
And wo earnestly commend thu suggestion to our
contemporaries ol' tho press. , ,
JAMES G. MOKK'ETT.
Till? very popular Factor and Commission Mer
chant, of whom wo spoko some weeks back, sends
us a new oard. Wo beg for lt special attention ;
and for Mr. MOFFETT tho liberal patronago of our
MATES' SuPEnntosrnATE OF Linn.
In another column, our readers can sec what
Mr. KtNSitAS, an eminent merchant of Charles
ton, says about this Fertilizer, now in such de
.TAJIKS M. CALDWELL A Soxs.
If Edgefiold people have, or should ever have,
any uso for thu services of Cotton Factors in
Charleston, they cannot do bettor than apply ti?
tho gentlemen whoso names stand above. No
Merchants in the city aro moro reliable, or more
patronized by the up-country. Seo their cord.
W. C. COUBTXEY ? Co.
Another famous Charleston firm, Factors and
Commission Merchants, noted for enterprise, und
for fair and liberal dealing. Our people should
give them a trial. They will bo found honorable,
correct and just. Their card will be found in this
(?The Saluda Agricultural Society."
Tho Saluda country is sotting an extremely
wise, noble and commendable example. One
which we oar nosily hope will bo quickly followed
by all sections of our largo and populous District.
At Mt. Willing, on the 22nd of August, was or
ganized " The Saluda Agricultural Society." J.
M. Norris was unanimously elected President;
E. J. Goirgansand J. H. Blcaso, Vioe-Presidents ;
B. J. Bouknight. Secretary ; P. B. Waters, Treas
urer; and Dr. Jacob Weat, P.S. Norris, P. B.
Waters, and John Livingston, Procurators.
The following Resolution, a well-deserved com
pliment, was .passed :
That we acknowledge tho Soulhorn Cultivator
as an able exponent of Southern Agriculture, and
earnestly rocommeud it to the agricultural public.
Old and New.
Our friend, E. H. CnXMBsnLAiX, Esq., sends us
BOtue New York papers of very recent date, uud
some Augusta papers of by-guuo d?ys. The
latter, especially, wo anticipate much pleasure in
overhauling. We thank bim very kindly.
For the Adverthor*
Mu. EDI run : I submit for publication tho f<
lowing views :
Resolved, That the election of Electors i
President and Vice-President and for Mernie
to represent this Stute in Congress ought to I
held under authority of the Conttitution and la'
in force in South Carolina at tho time of the pt
sage of tho Reconstruction Actf.
Tho Supremo Court of tho United States bi
in tho Drcd Scott Case, in reference to tho ?tat
of tho negro African race, and ia reference to t
power of tho Stated respectively in rogard to ci
zensbip, decided as follows: That tho wot
''people" and "citizens," as usod in tho Coos
tufton, mean the same thing ; that the negro /
rican raco were not during the Colonial G over
ments of this country, or at the time of tho Dt
laration of Independence, or the adoption of tl
Constitution, regarded as Citizens; that*a negi
a descendent of parents imported into this cou
try from Afriea and solf as, slaves, cannot, with
the meaning of the Constitution,, bre?me a ci
zen-of the United States or of any State coinpt
ing the Union, that Congress* has no power
naturalize a negro, horn in this country of sia
parents ; that a person may bo a oitizen of a Stn
and yet not be allowed to votc-.br instance worn
and minors; that a State may grant the privile
of voting to a person who is not a citizen-for i
.-tance to foreigners who havo not boon naturi
izod; that a State, for Slate parp?te? alone, mi
grant citizenship to whomsoever ?be may s
This opinion of the Supremo Court has not be
m od i lied or reversed by that tribunal ; and cons
quently any act of Congress in conflict with i
ia null and void ; and it 13 tho plain daly of t!
people to disregard any such act whenever it mi
be in their power so to do.
The Constitution, Article 1st., Sect 2, aa;
" Tho House of Representatives 'hall bo COE
posed of members chosen every second year 1
the People of the several States." Since a neg
is not one of the people, that is to say is not
citizen, thorefore any vote cast by a negro foi
member to Congress, ?ven at an election legal
held, wonld bo unconstitutional -and illegal, ai
could not bo counted. This argument will opp
with equal .force to the eleotion of Electors f
President and Vioo-PresidenL
The Democratic party has, in its platfon
avowed Constitutional principles; has dec?an
tho Reconstruction Acts to be usurpations ai
unconstitutional, revolutionary and void ; and hi
recognized as Constitutional bodies tho Convoi
tions that assumblod in the- Southern States sn'
sequent to the war aud prior to the passage of tl
Reconstruction Acts. Tho President in his vo
of the Electoral Collego Resolution, uses the fe
lowing language :
"It is worthy of remark that if the Stair
whose inhabitants were recently in rebellion, wei
legally and constitutionally organized and r
stored to their rights prior to tho 4th of Marc
1867, as I am satisfied they were, the only legi'
mate authority under, which the eleotion for Pro
?dent and Vieo-Prusidcntcan be held therein mu
be derived from (Sh governments instituted befoi
that period. It clearly follows that all the Sta
governments organized in those States under at
of Congress for that purpose, and under milit?t
control, ar? illegitimate and of ?io- validity ioho
ever; and, ia that view, tho vetes cast in tho,
States for President and Vice-President, in pu
suance of acts passed since tho 4th' of Marc
1367, and in obedience to the ro-cajled reoonstru
tion acts of Congress cannot be-legally receive
and counted ; while the only rote? in those Stat
that can be legally cant and counted will bo tho
cast in pursuance of the laws ip force in the sev
rai States pt dor to tho legislation by Congre
npon the subject cf reconstruction."
Tho Reconstruction Acts boinia? characters
above, it follows that any Governments set ap 1
then* authority, are illegitimate ; and ?ll olectioi
held under authority of an illegitimate Goyer
moat are illegal ; and the votes cast at such i
eloction could not bo counted even if cast by leg
voters. Tho Democratic party, it seems to mc, a;
thus estopped from counting votes cast by autho
ity of tho' Ronoiistructiou Acts. Having by ot
own act, excluded from the count any vote polk
as above indicated, even if cast in-our favor, tl
only advantage in contending for it would be I
prevent the other party from getting it. To a
tempt to do this, would, in my opinion bo an us
less undertaking, and would result in frittorjn
away our strength in a wrong direction. If vt
should elect a Democrat to Congress, under th
authority of tho Reconstruction Acts, he woul
not, whether, the House be Democratic or Rad
oil, be permitted to take his seat. If tho -Hom
should be Radical, ho would be excluded by tl
test oath; if Democratic, by reason of his bavin
been electod under a usurped authority. If, hov
evor, we elect si Democratic member uudor at
thority of tho Constitution of 1 So5 and tho lav
pursuant thereto, and the House should bc Den
ocratio, tho test oath would not, for tho followln
reasons, bo required of bim, tind ho would bo ai
milted to a seat. Thc test oath Act is a pcm
statute. The pardoning power is, by the Const
tution vested in thc President; tho President ha
proclaimed au amnesty which applies to near!
every body in tho South ; and "an annie.-'.y is
perfeot obli vion of the past." The Constiiulio
directs that the vote cast for President aud Vice
President be sent to the President of the SenuU
If thu Rrdicals send tho vote cast under thc au
thority of the Reconstruction Acts, and tho Demo
orals send the vote cast under the authority o
the Constitutions of 1S6 then the question wi I
arise ai to which is the legitimate Government o
tho State. That quei-tiou tho President, of tb'
Sena to bas no moire right to docido than any otb
er cltizari. In this way, tho' wholo question o'
the constitutionality of the Reconstruction Acti
may be brought for adjudication before the Sa
promo Court. Or the President, who is requirci
by tho.Constitution to see that the laws.uro faith
fully executed, may .regard tho decision in tin
Drud Scott caso as being the law of the lund, und
(. To rbis course of action wc have been invito-1
by thc President in his otTieiul en pacify, und by
the Democratic party in national Con rent tun as
gambled. There is nothing revolutionary in till.?
course; thc sword is not only vot appealed to.but
ou tho contrary tho appeal is made to thc consti
tuted authorities through the ballot-box.
It ia worthy of note that the olections of Elec
tors for Presiilont nnd Vico-President, ond for
numbers to Congress, a re heb! not under Stato
authority but by authority of thu Constiturion of
the United States ; nnd, therefore, i ll questions
as tu the legality ut these elections will be de
termined not by thc State Governments, but hy
the con.-?tutcd authorities ut Washington. Tho
negro rule inaugurated by thc Reconstruction
Acts muy bo considered ns being de facto ns to
tho relations of tho people ono to the other, but
it is certainly not dc facto us to the other Stiles
of tho Union; and in view of the Democratic
platform, I will venture tho opinion that no Dem
ocratic Legislature of any State will give full
faith and credit to thc laws pursed by the negro
body sitting in Columbia.
Sad will bo the day, and long will wc mourn it,
when a true Carolinian goes down to the level of
tho foe of Christianity and civil liberty aud
scrambles with him for illegal votes, und vies
with him in his efforts to further corrupt an al
ready degraded and debased raoc. It behooves a
liberty-loving people, a poople having a record in
the past, and a hope in the future, to seize the very
first opportunity to throw off a usurped authority
and free themselves from misrule. The opportu
nity has presented itself. Let us avail ourselves
of it. Respectfully,
lt. G. M. DUNNOVANT.
?3??Cotton was quotod in Augusta on Satur
day at 23 cts. for Middlings, with a downward
tendency. Gold, buying at 144, and selling at
147. Corn, $l,OJ.@$l,10.
jjSr-Mr. Chas. L. Dugas, one of tho oldest and
mott respected citizens of Augusta, died in thut
city on Saturday last
45?**According to a rccont Act of tho Bogus
Legislature the Court of Common Pitas was or
dered to sit at Marion last Monday (says the
S'ar,) but bis judgeship, Jaybird AI. Rutland,
failed to come, although, on Sunday afternoon,
there was a l?rgo number of lils judgeship's sable
brothers nnd sisters at tho depot ready to grusp
his hand, and hug and kiss bim too, and "lay der
caaes 'fore 'im. I
The Elective Franchise.
To tlic People oj tiouth Carolina :
It was referred to the State Central Exocntivo
Committee, by tho late Democratic Convention,
to inquire into tho disabilities imposed, by reason
of tho war, npon a portion of our people restrain
ing thom from tho exercise of the elective fran
chise in South Carolina ; and to publish the con
clusion attained, for tho information of tho peoplo
of tho State. The committee, in the diechargo of
that duty, announce (hat they have examined the
subject, and bog to state :
1. That no such disabilities now exist by or an
der the Acts of Congress, known as tho Recon
struction Acts, the State having been officially de
clared to bo in the Union.
2. That no such disabilities exist under the so
called amendment, known cs the .fourteenth
amendment to tho Constitution of the United
States, the disabilities therein expressed having
reference to office-holding, and not to Voting. '
o. That no such disabilities exist by the so
called State Constitution of 1868, under which it
ia claimed that tho State bas been reconstructed
and restored to the Union.
Thc undersigned, therefore, announce that no
such disabilities exist by force of any law, or sup
posed law, or authority whatever; and they urge
their hitherto disfranchised fallow-citizen?;in eve
ry part of tho State, :o exercise their right to vote
at the coming oleotion for. President and vice
President, of which right they have been so long
deprived by military power. By order of the
To the Citizens of Meeting Street.
We are authorized to notify the citizens of the
Meeting Street vicinity that a meeting will be
hold nt Mr. KKCSK'S school-house on Saturday
afternoon next, for tho purpose of organizing a
Democratic Club. A full attendance is respect
For tho Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR: Ia a late issue of-your paper,,
you discussed " the mooted question" " whether
I or not wc should continue to give employment to
negroes who vote against US." This is not.tho
question, permit me to say, that should ongag?
our thoughts at this time ; hut rather the question
should be, "Shall we continue to-give employ-'
mont to-those negroes who vote af all, -whether
they vote tc if A-as or against us ?" . ft cy, .
If by any influence whioh may ho brought to
bear upon him-which he may be forced to feel,
and obey-thc negro ie persuaded to vote with ua,
by the exorcise'bf such influonce wo impliedly
acknowledge his-right to voto; and, in this re
gard, sanction the bogas- constitution adopted by
"tho ringed, streaked and striped" Charleston
convention and the infamous Fourteenth Amend
ment of the Constitution of the United States.
Can wc, with thc least shadow of consistency,
deny bis right to vote, and plant our feet upon
tho platform that tho Reconstruction Ac<s of a
Radical Congress, which attempt to confer upon
bim the elective franchise are "unconstitutional,
revolutionary and void," and"- at tue same time us?
his unlawful vote in support of Seymour aird'
Blair '/ Caa we calton thc negro to vote for the"
white man's candidates for our. District offices/
and in the next breath denounce the constitution
now of force in the State which created those
offices and gaye him the right to vote ?
If wo were, for the first time, called upon to
voto on the ratification or rejection ortho consti
tution spawned upon the State by negroes, scala
wags and carpet-baggers, we might, ;wjth some"'
semblance of consistency, ure the 'votes of the:
negroes to destroy the . work of the negroes, aai
was doae in Alabama and Mississippi If the
Fourteenth Amendment w**? referred to the arbi
trament of the ballot b then we might with
some propriety use tho negu s to dofoat that bell
born scheme of our enemies to degrade us be
neath negro supremacy. But thu bogus constitu
tion- is s fait arcomplcaad the Fourteenth Amend
ment H part of the Constitution of the United
States, so far as 5ey can be modoso by their au-*
thors and supporters ; and under them the nogro
bas thc right to .vate in ail elections that may
come boforo the people. Tho whit? people of
South Carolina deny the binding .obligation of
tho so-called constitution and the validity of tie
Fourteenth Amendment-deny that'tho negroh?V
been lawfully of rightfully clothed with (he elec
tive franchise ; and the question now to bo con
sidered and acted:upon ir, shall they induce the
negro to voto at all-to be promut at the ballot
box- and thus by strong implication, admit the
right and so stultify themselves. Then, whatever
t influence may be exercised over the negro in the
matter of voting, lut that influence bo scrupulous
ly restricted to keeping bim away irora the ballot
box altogether-let it have this extent ond uo
There is another subject, somewhat connected
with thc ono und*r discussion, which challenges
and should receive thc gravest consideration. I
allude to the formation of negro Democratic clubs
at the solicitation and with the encouragement of
tiie white people, and the employment of negro
speakers at our public meetings: This is wholly
wrong, is fraught with groat mischiof, and will
eventuate in incalculable injury to tho cause of
thc whi'e map's supremacy. The participation of
negroes in our public political discus-inns und
the exercise by them nf the elective fr niehise are
correlative rights or privileges. If the right to
discuss political questions with ns and for us be
conceded, bowean the right to-votenpon political
questions be deniod the negro? If tho negroes
aro instructed and encouraged to form political
clubs in affiliation with whito men's clubs, and
uro solicited to join in our political di mons tra
ti ot'-, wbat is this but tho first step towards social,
as wed as political equality and miscegenation ?
This practice, which is but foo common, even thus
early in thu Presidential campaign, will cherish
the belief already engendered in the mind of the
negro that bo is, at the very b-ast, the equal of the
white man, ni en tu I ly and socially as well, politi
cally ; and it cannot be too emphatically condemn
ed as wholly mischievous and dangerous.
?Str Sambo Lamar, ? native African, and the
oldest man in Georgia, died last Wednesday in
VintviUe, Ga., aged 116.
J&r~ Tba Goverror-General of India has a
s. I*.ry of ten thousand four hundred dollars a
month, ono hundred and twenty-five thousand
avilira per annum, besides fitly thousand dollars
for entertainment of guests, and .ilsoan allowance
for set van is.
ty Thc Hon. B. II. Hill Ia about leaving
Goorgiu to stump tho North ?nd West, in thc in
terests of thc Democracy, und for the purpose of
representing tho truo condition of affairs in tho
tS**"" A short time since, at Wiesbaden, a young
English nobb man lost bis ?.ll at the table. He
bl'.w o".t bis brains tbete nul then with a revolver.
JIU body was carried away ; thc gamblers wiped
oil' the blood ?rout the table with their handker
chiefs, aud unlinked, "Gentlemen, wc will not
delay tho game !" Tho play went on as usual.
Thu ladies did not faint-they wire too absorbed
tn the clink of the ,;old.
iffier Wealthy mu- at the Wost are investing
their money in immense farms. Commodore Wm;
F. Davidson, of St Poul, bus just bought seven
toes thousand acres of land in Redwood county,
Minnesota, which be proposes to devoto to the
cultivation of wheat.
X3T Maryland bas abolished " the rod" in thc
%3T A Seminole chief has an unpronounceable
name, which, when translated, means " Go-to
ffST Grcely virtually confesses the election of
Se)moor, when bo comforts himrlf by saying
that tho Senate will keep thu President in order.
But thc World suggests that when Seymour goes
in, he goes in ns the incarnation of ibo people's
will, and uny Senate-though stuffed with carpet
baggers as a tenth-rate sausage is with dog-(but
dares to dui cg ard that wid, bad better callen
the rocks lo bk? it.
fi.f*~ Saratoga should bo a pious village. Thu
town is running over wi1 h ministers. There are
twenty-seven at one hotel Thoy ure designated
as tbe pious brigade. As a rule their hotel bills
arc i aid by woulthy parishioners. I
A Kccu Letter from thc Heart of J
Pnovmuxce, RHODE ISLAND,
. August, 31st, 18?S.
DE A u Sm,-Ia my previous communications, I
bavo; endeavored to give you a faithful account
of the COD dit iou of affairs in the East, and the
prof p ac ti for tho success of the Democratic party
in the Fall Emotions. Since my, hut, I think the
prospect more encouraging than .ever. People
aro beginning to open tt?ir eyes to their own in
terest?, and cannot, from sheer neewtity, support
a Government which.requires ?nch a $iupendou$
amount of money to carry out its pernicious de
signs against an oppressed and .down-trodden
section of our common country. The immense
atnouat of money which has been collected by
tho Govern nient since the close .of the/war, end
squanderedhy?rGovcmnicnt officials/'without de
tracting one dollar from tho -National D?fit, 'tj'ut
rather increaoiny said dobt, has had tho effect of
forcing the masses to think seriously, and iee
plainly to what a state and condition the country
must he brought, if tho Radicals aro thus allowed
to continue', tndr;'?-o?&ertef'npon tho people, in
their attempt to mongYeliie thia ? " Great White
MW? Country.'' Why/my dear Sir,' over fifteen
hundred million? of Dollar? hav<j been collected
in Taxes since the dos? of the war-one-half. tU
national debt, and that debt greater to-day than it
toa? three year; ago. % The South, though poor,
has , borne her share of this terrible taxation.
The North, ladened .with plenty, has borno by far
the greater portion of< it; and now just at this
particular crisis, the peoplo are all ??klug them
selves the great Question ".Where .doer all the
money go?" Tho money Jiu boca railed,-the
farmers, mechanics and the laborers of tho North
have boen fleeced of millions of hard' earned
money, while Congress.hosi been .trying to make
tho n?gro the white man's eqaal, and "recon
structing" the Southern 'States. " When ha? the
money yorie?" Congress promised the people that,
at the close of the war, they.should see the ""glo
rious old Union" restored, with prosperity, peace,
and hnppi ness. The South laid down her arm?,
ao&through that nbbleold hero? '?enej^-J?^?
E. Lee, surrendered to overpowering furees,-ex
pressed a determination to go back to her old
allegiance to the Government of tho United
States, and submit to tho requirements of the
" Amebded Constitution" hy the abolition o?
sfttcfy'/.ic. Will; tEreei ye?ri*aVet?tt&?nifod
sinco that time, and mi?ions have bees expended.
" \Here Ant the inoheygotir ?" There is a " screw
loosV' somewhere. Thp question is easily an
swered ; tho great problem quickly solved. Pnjn
dice has blinded the people's eyes heretofore,
IntctMit now'epiftiB them. .
. Shall I attempt to answer this quostiori; Jet'
me try.- -Thc uar ha* never ended,-dont laugh, -
(ojkln ii true, Aitbough the South laid; dow?
-her"arm?* although her be/iSic'sons returned tb'
their desolato homes to " beat their swords into
plowshares, ?ad their .pears intu pruning hooks."
Radical hostilities have not ceased. Tho fight still
continues against over eight minions'or "men,
women and children, with cruelty,^oppression and
tyranny, and it has cost thc country fi ce ou Hip n?
a yeer> to c?rry on the var. " There1? iriierr tie
mowry ha* .gone." 1 7' ' ^ ?'
Look at the Mongrelized Legislature of our
twa State, whose Halt.? were once honored by the
presence of . eqeh neide-Tn?n/ >s Ga?j^^tlcr,
Hampton, Aldrich, and others. Now theso placas
are filled by Afore* and buem'r*-thrown in
there as a " War m ca: ure,"-to rifle - the pockets
of the -already' pbwrty-str'ckeo people, and.to
hold thc iron rod of despotism and ? ol' tyranny
ovor their heads. Look ot the large standing
army*ih thc South, -put there for no*" other flu?-pose
under heaven than to force upon the people 'Ne
gro Lgfhfatare*. Negro Judyi:*j (such ai Platt,)
Xeyco Qoc'crnar?,?j\dNegro Gov?rnrtcut?. ffra??
the way thc mom y yoe*."
And the very best Democratic movement of tho
age, was made, by Congross at its lato 'session ;
that was, they voted, to contiuue this system of
Robbery another your. " I g?oryv In the!r spunk,
but doubt their judgment." 'Tile hood -rink 'of
" nigger bights and equality" is about "played -
nut," and the people up bore are beginning to see
thatjhey b^yo- " right?" as. well as the " nigger?,
down Soulh/r Biiieauii" foradorkeys" have beor/i
rather expensive for a few years past, and the
people are going to make them use their old fash
ioned nine tables, and tho tables wont bajean y
paint on them either.
Yes, my friend, mark what I tell you, for it is
truth, the people- are viewing with groat alarm
tho great and extravagant expenditures of tho
Government : and feeling that every dollar thus?
rcckles.-ly thrown away, comes from thelfpock-?
??, wey will put a .?top to it by cba'ngiogiho
reins of Government In the coming election. We
must have y change. Taxes are too heavy. This
is the cry now. Every laboring man knows, that
whilo the produciug Industries of the country as?
unjustly taxed, and the intolerable burdens of
tho war rest upon that particular class which
fought ?ind mado sacrifices for the coar-try, the
fut bond-holder sits In his easy chair untamed,
and drawing interest on his bonds. Of course a
laboring mun does not In many cases pay his
tuxes directly to the Government, Lut thea he
docs pay taxes, and hoavy ones too. De pays
taxes for his hat, his boob, his .clothes, his foe J,
his drink, his pots, his oven?, his cops, 'his im
plements on his farm, Iiis tools-ho works rita, his
paper, bis pen, his mk, papers and books'ho
read?, furniture in his house, the oil or candle hie
burns, his wood, his matches, tobacco, pipe, medi
cine, dishes on Bistable, knives alhd forks-ev evy ?
thing-and, "by tho Eternal,'' I believe" that if
the iliici-e.il were allowed much longer to run, they
would tar the very air that he breathe*. Tho
masses of the laboring men desiro the equal taxa
tion, the just taxation of every species of prop
erty according to its real mine-Government
bonds and other securities included ;-they want
one currency for the Government and tho people,
tho luborer and the office holder,-the ?on.iooar
and the soldier-the producer and tho bond hold
er. And they now see that tho - way to got tko
desired boon, is to elect, by a itupendoui majority,
to tho Presidency of the United States, tho Hon.
Horatio Seymour, of New York. By th-i -?Sr,
I almost forgot to tell you of a little adventure I
met with in the Town of Plattsburg, N. T.,-a
rampant radical place that-but' X nude a speech
there, and a Democratic ono too, to about rix or
eight hundrod people. I stayed there for three
days, and tho first day I was there I got into
conversation with one of the Editors of tho Platts
burg Sentinel, and ho found out I .was from South
Carolina, and pitched Into me in real "red hot"
style ; tho crowd kept getting larger around us,
and finally I challenged him to a discus ion on tho
piazza of thc Hotel. Ho agreed. I let Wm speak
first, and he belckcd forth ma&y invectives again.-1
thc Democracy, and especially tho Southorn
branch of thc party. I waited patiently until he
got through, and widiout h?sitation replied to
him. Ho wanted ti speak ?gain, but tho crowd
agreed that each man had done his duly, and
there tho matter wisted. What wo* my surprbc
to receive a day or two afterward?, whilo in Bur
lington, Vermont, a copy of tho (Radical Jfcg)
" Plattsburg Sentinel," with a long ono column
article, headed with large ?ixe caps, " Great Sey
mour Speech by E. F. R-, of S C." W.H. ho
e mmenced from this; and oh he was bitter;
wanted to know how mnch Seymour paid me for
stumping the country in hi? behalf, Ac. I in
tended to send you a copy of thc paper but it
was misplaced in some way.
Rhode Island will go for Grant, I think. Let
her BO. I ?*D r',io over toe State lwo days
on hot se back. She is only a drop in the bucket.
Wo can elect Seyu.nur without ber. Tell "the
hoy?" to keep a good heart. E. F. R.
?Sf A t b??t acer, un ts Mr. Davis and hi* family
had not left Liv?)pool; but they bad removed
fi om the Adelphi Hotel to a private reside* ce
belonging to an American merchant, and which
had been placed ut their disposal by the ? wjtcr,
whose failli'}* was out of (own. This step wa?
taken by Mr. Davis asa matter of necessity, as
he fi und that a residence at a public hotel bin
det ed bim from obtaining that thorough rest aad
privacy now to btctsrary for bis health.