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PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C. SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1801.
NIGHT THE DAY, THOU
NO. 5&
H?t,
PEACE TO THE DEAD
Penco li) Mie Doadi'th^gll tbo'ekto fire ohill,
8And .libra* w hi d w aile th' coin-so t?il t|iriil'.
gvoivoolo the Dead'! 't'iough the livh ??.'s.ttftke ?
itriio ?jobe? with thob btywling' batt i; quake ;
JPea?? wih* Demi ! though penceos \ot
'| th? regid domo ?r the pauper cot ;
l'ort^ t?.tfic Dead! 'there's'peace, w tri
V?th,th?mio Drcamere iu Ili? dust
:;..?4 ' ' * -
tps?!) andpansies guard them well
'in?lng.triumphilut immor? ello ;
fjnjona^r doubt, we bend tho kne
? lo? Wags arid quocne of mysler
tortns ami sunshin?j misj and rait
o te nj?t)k at. their marblo doors i
Ind yc. sepulchral cliffs.,of night!
y? ftPPftl their shadowed
Idarkoee! thy mfssionls not. ju
l? drcam?rs in the dust*
tp.fho Dead ! ' afar and near,
-y?Sj^f satin' or beggar's bief';^ ?.,
ej?wrah?y sleep, in the kirk-y"arlmouu/l,
bloac| in the.gullied seas pr-ofoirid>;
rncredXv Time's dull scimetaV,f'
<l clcftjijt the scarlet'yields.of war]
UjdlceVii ho who brenketh the crnlt
' 'th^ipt, o'evtho dr?anteva In lip dust
i
Who mother, thero beguiled
?1 ? frozen ,Hly-rhor breathlcja child ;
. a? fatlicr and bis m'nte,*^j
rtewnfthe lowly and tho gro?t?;
joeMtho maidens asthoy r<?stv-4
AWi'ilje; croas,on the cold and'wai ti'breast-;
rplco.to the soldier, blossom and. t> td.
'^ l?fflnl.wit.h tho sacrament ofVl loo'cl ;
"Jftflltho Dead ! there's poaco ft a fritflt," y
_pale dreamers in the du8tn; .
I^BiepP.j/ peace is notlwitlr thoni,
'"Ve i^hall wo aeok, for. tho subtle'i dm ?.$>.?, ?,
?P^f.thoo?nth, tor we Ipscjit'yeVp,
fttii's^?'g?topf the Go?dotfSphcre.'
% thy mercies cannot, cc?i?e-4
|svinit givetby slcepcrsfpo.fce'; .C^?j$|j
on the Dreamers in th??iist ?
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South
rights
TWO GREAT P^ttTIES
}0, the cessation' of- hostilities between
'^ and South, the people in0 the North
^rt?divided into political partie?.?
}cal republican's arc in favor of negro
and also insist that thcjStates of the
8t thejv,
eo-operjtion'Of all
jpall be put upon probatic^i before their
re. rotorod in the Union. The demo
old b uijior, mid solicit the
"good'mon and true"-*
.as iFa uu.had not been fired ?jince 186(
To i ow the; animus of tliCJto. parties,'^
.?tiako e tracts from the ptipcrsof each pal
Vv'e co] first from Harper's (?. Y.) VVee?fiy?
radie republican sheot :
?ILITAEY OCCUPATION.
Wo I 70 received a long and most iriterest
ing^cttlfrqm the int kor of Alabama, from
n[gffnti(lan who has studied thr> rebellion
from thltusiclo, aud whose views ofx the pres
ent situnon, arc worthy of t?ic most careful
eonsidcrlon.. The- point tUt h^. especially
tat there is little datiucr of a rcnew
?t? for a century, provided that tlje
is wise in -the distribution of its
. .1 ? _ ?
i
urges is
ni ?f tl)0
(?oyerim
military
uso of th
Our Q
universal
of publio
precisely
ftyd confi
AOlong us
oath of all
is j to which wc addj and in the
snoudont repeats and confirms tho
itimony as to the actual condition
itimcnt in 'the rebel region. It isv
nit every attentive observer will
ed' bV every Irftc rebel h6 meets
A ueorgitin who has taken the
apee, said in a public stage-coach
^n New JOtiand, within a week : " Our peo
ple, tfir, arl)ot,fc^wed, they arc overwhelmed
W qumber? ^And nlthough ho Was careful
?wK?deratcl Mfomarks, it Was plain enough.
?t ho reg?led .tho Oov<;mmeut of the I'Tni
ied Statos?{iiich ho iuvariaUly called ( your '
Govonim?ntvory muon as a Polo regards
correspondent says that the
itmientof Onr wa^wtiH sietors
War j\l<?t .closed has decided
material power ?f onr'ene
. cb?rncterifttil
i? this :
nothing buti
'mies. ' It min t prqive^l us wrong in any
ir?ornl or Conr?tional principle. The prob
Jovu of free ffislave. labor, the' sinfulnesa or
patiiarchnl {ffflcter of enforced servitude,
,'authority of Stato.or Na
jnt, these aro points as to our
>v of Sviteli wo will always be-1
' 'and to whiohv wo, will
?nd the prfrii
tional Oovcri
own Construe!
lieve that wo
ht,
?dhero until.ijf'W.titled in>tr favor.
Wjint thoUgW;flii?.syke' of bread wc nviodt
, ','
.- . - s ? ; ?? ? -- . ?,?
allegiance^ it is by constraint fyit i? a forced
oath, and wo are not ^ound.'by. it.further than
suite our convenience. Therefore our soldtQ??
should not commit themselves in this wayit
they can avojd it ; but whether or no, wcshajU
Mi?kl ourselves'ready to ^disregard suob obli;*!?-1
tioti, and to take advantage of the.first dittici' ?
ty in which our conquerors' aro involved.--j
And so sure as.^hcro is among men tho dio?
tate of r?tribution, that day will^? .One of roV>
venge ho loss than of Southern ind?p?ndonce.t
Our correspondent''' then forcibly ..urgos thaw
the military force oftho United States sfionld?
remain to keop a firm hand (< on tho'^ whoii
sWcar falsely, and who, by sber?t plj?ts, nuvsp'?
the elements of insurrection,, OoWliatjon.
argument, truth, can do .much ; but the sword* '
and pen should mutually sustain >caoh other.',' j
Suoh vie the'universal tostimony of all wit
nesses whose hearts are unaltorably fixed upon,
Union and the GoVorn.mcnt, and the conclu
sion is tnovitablo. It is, that the national au-,
fhority must be maintained by forco of arm$.
ift^the wliole r?gion lately in robelljon until'
tlie testimony is equally universal that that;
foroo'may bo relaxed with perfect security to
tho national authority-. That the entirijjire'giou'
is prostrated and cxluvusted there can h?jio
doubt. . That flie war; was prolonged by a tor
rible tension of, every energy and resource is.
beyond question, Tjiat, as a privato letter
froiii South Carolina ayers,,fl the only struggle.
met*c riow ja ;\ struggle to livp^'>is evident ? ;
J3ut ho part of the robe) region w.as more ut
ter?y.strained than Virginia,. n?ne yf?o mur?
entirely. cxhaustod) Yot wjio would with
draw (,he United^ .States army; fronl Virginia F
What mau in his senses^wo?ld assume that,
active op?rations in th?: field .b.oing over, the
| pj(-,yihjD;in|fishould at once bo jntvustctf
withthe iinoOntr?lled p?:? iti c?i e?i ? <^ vt<J,t -of the
jStato?^ There havQ.^'epn .severnl joe?l ?leo.
tioiiB-ili " Virginia since t?iO;itlrT?md?r ''%"^
almost every iustance they have resulted
in tho choice offnen who are kn?wn to h?ld
the views stated* by our Alabama correspond
dent., \Vhat would bo??tlie consequence of
recognizing such eW?onOplainly, the elec
tion to Coiurrcss of* m?ii'ji?ItjW "-a<}o I?an;p
ton school; and by th? almmcc of ?noli men
with dopperheads,#J|?^M^^?j??n( of the
United States would''.Jbq^?uthe hands of its
enemies, and the first aJyQHDK^nowcr would
be the repudiation of th.^kuonjU debt.
This is a? result to bcl^f^M^l hazards..
But it can he avoided only by the net ion, net
passivity, Of the (?overnmeht ; and, to
id, tho maintenance Of adequate milita
pr in tho Southern Suites is indispen
Thc disadvantages of such occupation
nous, but not so obvious as it* absoluto
n?cesH?ty. It" is very desirable that tho peo
ploof Alabama and G<ag|fiia and Mississippi
should imnieiliatelychpj^p holiest Union men
for their local ^?^'^ind representatives.?
Ihit if'thc7 do'^i^tf'filiey cannot expect the
country to sun^^fmi'cohseque'if^a'of their ac
tion They must themselves endure them.
We do not, of course, exclude from the cat
egory of Union men all* who have submitted
to the inexorahle ville of tho rebellion. There
are men who do.not say " our people," mean
ing rebels. There are men who do notoxcuso
tho crimes of Lee and Davu?, of Wortz and
Windei.' There aro men who were formerly
?pposod to abolitionism, and by their acquies
cence in the Southern policy really fomented
tho war, yet who arc, and havo always been,
faithful to the .Union, and acquiesce in eman
cipation ?s a natural result of feli o war to pro
serve the Union. Such men, of tho white
Vaco, aro not many. Kvcn now they arc not
strong enough nor bold enough to hofd.hearry
Union meetings and speak colloo.tivcly against'
rebel chiefs like Wade Hampton. They arc
not numerous enough to carry local elections.
Nobody believes that they will.be strong,
enough to coivtrol tho State Conventions which
are about to assemblo.'! .But until the politi-'
cal power of their States is indisputably In
tho hands, not of Secessionists of yesterday
who. have* taken an oath which they despise,
but of the true Union population, whether
thoy were* coerced into acquiescence in tho re
bellion or not, 'so lon? those ,States must bo
quietly held by the Government
While nil means arc tried andsevcry oppor
tunity, is given for the peaceful operation of
t'ho o? vil law, yet tho. loyal people of tho Stato
and tho Uni?n must know that tho Stato arid
the country are not at the mercy of, thoir on
omios. Mr. Wade ??ampton advi?es his con
federates not io emigrato, but to roujajii and'
attempt to uchicvt by political methods wlijU
: : ; ':'r
'military effort lias failed to accomplish,
people of the United States are fools for. not
having surrendered to'BcaUregard's cannon
at Fort Su m tei .if they mean now to surrender
to WadeJTumpton's oaths and votes. But if
they do not mean to surrender, they inustj use
the victory they, have won so ??s to make his
vote as futile as,his sabre. This can be done
in one way only : 'by occupying them, not
offensively but firmly, and se?urin* the politi
ci .power in every reb?l State to the whole
loyal population, white or colored* The loyal
white population is not politically friehdly to
''the colored ; but we believe1 that even ihey
Vwill ally themselves with blaok patriots rather
j ||au intrust themselves to, white traitors.
Next, we insert au article from the N. 7r*.
Baily News, a democratic* paper :
?TIIE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORMSf
0 l'rom present indications it is evident that
l?e Democratic ? party is coming back to first
fwinqiples. The Conventions recently 'held in
$pinc, and iu the great States of Pennsylva
nia a^id Ohio, have put forth their declaration
ft ] principles, rfrtnd in them we discover not
D ily tho true mcta.lic ring, but an earnestness
{i I faith and conviction which shows that the
omocratic party of the country in still worthy
? its great name, and the proud historical as
sociations connected, with it.- ? It is evident
i i?t its leaders are .making thoir observations
> ith tho true chart beforo them, and are taking
! leir constitutional soundings *with, reference
ji i'thn proper political course to be pursued
oroafter. , For four long years of bitter and
l?rimonious str?f? have we labored to uphold
j icso^principles as*the ark of the Democratic
(th?.the true constitutional covenant of onr
?jhers-; and it i.s tD us a .source of'pride and
O^peakable, gratification at this time to see
* ?P*-'>Vit?i'?-? ? . ' pavty allying ?h ont:
nan itv-support of them, A few months ago
ind the resolutions of these conventions would
lave been bold and daring words to put into
he,mouths-of freefmen, and it is questionable
vhether thc-sharp, decisive click of tho tele
graph wires had not at Once announced anoth
er " tap of the little bell" at Washington,
?nd another set of victims to party malignity
on their way to Federal dungeons, '?put the
malignant spell that scaled tho lips of so many
freemen, thank'God, is now effectually broken.'
lion begin to talk of constitutional rights, and
gainst Federal usurpations, as though they
reathed a' new atmosphere and folt the inspi
Jition it imparted. The idea $hat the Ad
nifiistration at Washington is the Go-v?rp
kent, and not tho Constitution, laws and judi
fml decisions they are bound to respect and
!beccute' as tho servants of the ^>e<?pfo, js be
inning to iind expression everywhere ; and
lis expression is too marked and .significant,
ynd intones itself with too much of passionate
utterance, to go entirely unheeded by those
f ho havo heretofore mocked at the complaints
1%the people. The demands now are for a
ee and untrammclcd press ; for freedom
om arbitrary arrest and illegal imprisonment;
r that ancient common law right of trial by
jhry ; for habeas corpus, thin writ of imiue- I
orial antiquity ; for the fullest immunity of j
il persons not in tho army antl navy from ;
l inishmcnt by military courts martial, or mil
i try commissions created for -punitQfy purpo
f h; for.the absolute subordination of all'mil
1 i ny power to the civil authority in the several
I iate.s,.and for a pfompt and speedy*return to ?
\ io duties and obligations imposed upon the ?
oderai (Government in times of peace.
! The position of the Dotnocratic party has
?ways been that of the sound?st conetitution
.lawyors and statists in the country. It has
isistod that, before the compact of* Union
as framed between the,.States, each Of them
/op an absolutely soypreign and independent
ommuuity, as muoH?s6 as the Governments
f Brazil or Great Britain ; and#that? except j
o far as their relations with each, other and
[> foreign nations havo been restricted or
unll??cd by the Federal Constitution, each of
mm remains' fc? now.'e Believing this, and
ccoptirig tho position, of Fresidout Jchnson
i?t a State could not logally absolve its peri
Io from their federal obligations, and that
10 ordinances of seocs'sion wore^practical nuf
ties, we insist that, as the attempted revolu
' on is,, jioav at an end and the submission of
io insurgents everywhere complete, the States'
rwjhi h the people Were, lately in rebellion,
ro to all intents and purposes'in tho Union,
nd not out of it. The political corollaries,
jiipwing this proposition aro foo apparent to)
'?? *> . ;
need repetition. These States dearly havo*
the right to resume their proper relations with
the: Federal Government, and take their 'ap
propriate places in t?'o Federal Union, and
auy attempt on tlio part of Congress, or of the/
Administration, to prevent them frpm so do
ing, Vrill be nothing more ?or less than a piece
of. unwarranted usurpation which should cnll
forth the swiftest denunciation of an indignant
people.
. We believe t^hat nil tho Democratic plat
forms thus far enunciated by-the.several State
and County Conventions', cover substantially
; the ground above indicated ; and if the Dem
ocratic party throughout the country shall be1 .
wiso and discreet enough to follow the exam
ple of their predecessors, in this movement to'
regenerate the party by resuscitating its time
honored principles, there will be a most speedy
aud certain triumph awarded it at the polls
the coming elections. What wo want now lit '
a well-defined chart of our principles. There
should be no new interpolations, looking to)
mere party expediency, but a firm and steady
reliance on past cbuvictions and experience,
as our surest guarantees of success. From
present indications tho Democratic party of
the country will everywhere be a unit in its
, action ; and this most fortunate rcfiult will be
brought about by its ceasing to box tho polit
ical compass1, and fun into the oye of tho wind,
to accommodate itself to the floating political
heresies of the day. The questions which it
has tp grapple with and master, are all'viflal,
living ones. Tho "high crimes aud Jow mis
demeanors" of tho^ party in power; their
wioked and most dastn^dly attempt: to place
the people of tho South under the domination
of the negrotheir, monstrous assumption of .
the right of the Northern Statos to g?vcrw
and control those at the South osi moro con
.nyered .dependencies : . their .iusuflorable arro- ;
?anco iii claiming f?r ifashiselves' a-paientfor
all tho'/'loyalty " thero'is in the,land 5 their*
mischievous demands on the Federal Bxeott
tivo for the. exercise of unwarranted and'Uii
called for powers in the arrest and punishment
of political ollenders, and tho colossal propor
tions of the public debt which thefr folly and
madness have driven us into contracting, pre
sent such an array of questions for party con
sideration at'this time, that there can be no\
possible margin for controversy in our own
ranks. Lot us therefore everywhere close' up
our. columns, and by one unit&J, determined
effort, make the future (friurophs of ^ho De
mocracy as glorious as is tho memory Or their*
past achievements. \
An Aqe 01? M/onitude:?-Wo live in tho
age of great events. Everything which is
done now is on a seule of magnitude nevev
before contemplated. The gigantic Atlantic
cable is being laid by the largest ship in tho
world. The' Suez Canal, uniting the Mediter
ranean and.lied Seas, wi?l soon be completed.
The tunnel through tho Alps at Mount Ceni?
will find no impediment to its successful con
struction by tho discovery of the almost im
penetrable quartz. The Iloosic tunnel will'
be a fatiacco7?ipti. Th? city of Chicago is
t'bout.to 1)0 supplied with water from Lake..
Michigan ]?y a tunnel bored under its bed.?*
I this city, on Saturday wo had another evi- .
j dencc of the magnitude with which things arc
done in these days. Six enormous boilers, -
j one of which alone weighed sixty tons,- weie
j safely put on board the gun-boat Dundcrbtrg
' with mechanical precision, and an ease which
I to tho?Q uninitiated in the business looks pos- ?
itivcly marvelous. The ponderous machine
ry, tho largest evrer built, was (feposited on tho
hull of the largest iron-clad ever constructed
Without the slightest difficulty or disaster.?
These ifire a few of the works of .{inmenso mag
nitude which characterize the-'?f^sent age.
? [Acw York Herald. *
-?-? ?I-?- (
A Raring, Outrage.?As Mr. IT. C,
Wiokoman was riding, on Thursday last, to
wards Orangeburg, on the State Roadlo was *
attacked about dusk, when within fifteen milee
of tjiat town, by- negro man, ' who, after de
manding his 'money, forcibly^ dragged, him
from his horse and riflod his pockets of ?20(\
in gold and between fprty and fifty dollars in
greeubacks. Thin gentleman statos that he
was informed by persons in tho neighborhood,
among whom he went to obtain assistance,
that tho negroes in that section aro in a?very ,
dpmorali/.cd stato, and are constantly commit
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