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V,. OL* *. V. I..PCE.TUS
(From the Charleston News and Courier.)
The Record of Radicalism-Governor i
Chamberlain on the btand.
No man in South Carolina knows
better than Goyernor D. II. ChamI- I
1,rinaj. the iniquitous character of d
Aho.ary of 1hich, as the cai.didate
for Governor, he has become the
head and i epreseltal ive. F, r eight
years or inore he has beeii coiected t
in'on'e way or another %i ith the bas- I
;d Imiain of South Caro
lia. What to oihrs is a sealed book r
is to imn easy of perusal. The ins- t
anud-outs of the party, its rottenneas I
and rascality, are as faiilior to hii I
ps:'he withetic triunphs of Greece t
pr the pride and pomp ot R ,ine. A s
ie wrote to Senator AWarton, he is "a
Republican of as many years stand- i
ing as ltu has seen years of discre,
tioun." It is his boast that he has f
never had any tffiliation or sympa%. (
thy.ith ady other party tL.au the I
Rel'iblican party. Tie ptiblic are, e
therefure, warranted in believing 2
thatl shher he condemns and de
nonnees that party, generally or in r
particular, he does it wit riucta;nce, a
towcliig the tus eritig sores with
gentle iand, and telling always has c
than the whole shaietilI truihl. Gov. I
C. aspbrlain, agaiust his own party,
Sati uniiiwm peachable %% itnezs, and as C
.r stivih we put hiil on the statid. At v
preent we will tjot totich upon i.is v
-ayings or do;jngs bet-orel he was el- i
fcttkd Governor. fu begiii with, we Il
Iy befoie t he. ountry asage-s taken 1
irui his addre.sUS, Ietlert and speceh
es, since ii his ii s allation. p'ot t ie
e#videice thieie4giveti of the nowi!
linig.ise and( i natbility of thle RI 'pub
lilan pat y to a mu II it-elt, the ul.
lowais of Ilampiton, whether Demo- t
crata or R,epliblicant1s, CaI bidely reSt- h
their cate. The C iqizo extracts for
to y.'eadi g are a- ftil ws:
'1i CONti GrNT FUND S-TAL:- V
"DrutinsItIe past ,ix years there has il
beet a .i rol-riated an,i p:id fur co
Lilgenlfit ttids t the astiotinding stuit ot s
$$6,b32.4 I v .te the opin on a
Lhat t..e S.ate wouuld have received
egnal] bentit from ne1 fifth of t hatL
soam if ex~penaded w itha economylI t
upon proper ulhj ets."-Inagural ad- y
iress, 18 44.
L.LsA'rIvE I'LuNDoa: "Since 1863 i
SIX regulart anud two special sessbions I
of the G3eneral Assenably have bJ.en
held. VTe tolal cust of these sessions e
has be.e4~ $,147,430.97. Tao aver- lI
age cost of eatch reg ular session has t
been $320,4u5.10. Th~ke lowest cobt, il
of any regnhir session was that of' the c
Sregular sessio~n of 1868~--69, amount- B
ingpo $102,005 .79, ad the highest g
cost, was.tba 9f the regniar session
of 1871-72, amounting to abouat 3
$61762?10 t-OBesides these amuounts.
now specilled there are out8stnding te
of bills. payab)le, issued on atcconut ofi
legle ae es Aning t he same
per iod, $192,275 15. - These figm es 2
htit aad e,1874.
LONG SEisswNs "I. haud the nyer- V
age tengith o the.r,egular' sessions (of f
fi e Gsuer i AeedmIly) since 1868 1
hasb.ee.10I5 days. * * * I can- a
not see at p)resent any reason of a r
pubtla nature which can reqnire a I
sep n of more thani thirty days."
Laugural, ad4dress, 1874.
aoJDImnIA GIIaBn: "Tfhe average (
ex penditure at each regular 8ession, c
sirice 1 868,for ttacheesancot-v
4 ent or i ncideal expenses has beenI C
a (4 . I tilese figui-es 1
donoi tesjh their owi l0son, te
argumeaant would -be- idle. Let it be'
igry pttidlo thht the amtotnnts I
now mised represent onliy the actual, i
SPVtV.f 6d..There remaint a r
Wast madttoft .tnid claims inu tbe h
.f:"r3dige paiy expenses, qa- I
- ti?rrat)4t ut4aese .lan $5000,000O.t
(of p4uhe: P;rirQg)whicir1 has pre-- t
vailed for the past three years is ut-t
terly incapable of defernce or excuse. 3
rhe looseness oftile system in theory
e only equalled by its extravagance
n practice. * * * The cost of
lie permanent and cut'reit printing
ron 1869 to the present time. was
'843,073.59. The cost of advertising
he Statutes, that is of printing them
ii thle newspapers for the sname pe
iod, was $201,496.32, making a to
al cost to the State of $1,104,579.91,
Juring the past three years the cost
o tie Stiate of current and perma
levrt printing was $743,33 20, and
he cost of pa iiting the laws ill nOWS
oapers fur the same period was
074,(.96.66, making a total cost to
be State uf $918 629.86."- luai'g19
al addreEs, 1874.
NoT PAYING AS YOU Gn: The exist%
ng deflCiencies, runiling balck to
868, are simply enormous. The de
ciences for the fi;cal year etidilg
)etober 31, 1874, were $472,619 54
'he deficiencies for tife fiscal year
nd ng Octobur 31, 1873, were $540,,
28 -Inaigu rtal address, 1874..
TRIAL JUBTICEs: "Ot the Iractical
esults of the Trial Just ice saystem,
'heretofore viainistered, I hear
ut one opiilion, n :mrely, Ihat it is
Jst1y, inefficient and opp1ressive.'
lia)g1ral addres, 1874
SUFEERING CrIZINS: '"No injury
an be so great as thatt which we now
Itheis il or ciizens who have
olked ftr the S:kate, or lnt their
loney o1 credit, anld are now wait
g 1ald tulf erlitg beeise l e Statt
iade ai propriation.3 whien she had
0 flu uis Will h which tO Cdeem her
r0imisc."- LI-tter to Seiato C ms
jil tee, Febi 11Nr 15, 1 7~>.
COUNTY 11A-CAL11Y: "1 al co: fi
ent that there is not o;.e capuaty in
Lbis State( inl which' money)C3 enlough
as ntt beetn c4illec'ed by taxntion to
a4 evry dolla .t lgit anat ex j1ete
1 m1alintlaiiig the givet nment (if tile
oty."-Veo of Ed.-efield Reso
Lition, Fcbruarv 24, 1875.
THE FL''ATING DEBa: "I w;is per
11aded that tle State had the right,
Id that her condition demanded
biat she shouldh, post pol.e set tlemnen
,n il she could h recover from the et.
i'cts of a long ct'nrSe of extrgva
anace and profligacy ini thie e penid i
iire of puIIblic funds and thle coumratct-i
nig of piablic obligations."-Yeto of
kunanza Ball, March 17, 1875.
Tu1s COVRR OF VAST FsIAUDs:-"That
er itiuc.s tor' legislative expienses
are been made the cover for vast.
randa no man wvill dispute. Th'iey
re univer sally regarded as the Jlast
ahiniating evidenice. of a prevaihinag
t emn of corruption wvhich hats diss
raiced our' State and offended the
lition."- Vevo of Binanza Bill,
l1anrch 17, 1875.
BRoKEN PLEDGEs8: "ilhe party has
ver beeni go in tin to camaign l)rornI
Bin g retrencliuant and reftl in, and
ever perfo rmuing it."-Inater'view,
J1ay 24) 1875.
DIsAPPowNTED LUNDERERs: "The
~luanderers ini the last Legislature
vere grealby disapapoinated. For the
irst tme in1 thir oilat Jives they
'ad to go home withowut haviaa n mge
nything but their salaries and little
lanrl p)icking~ "- nter v iew, mtiay 24,
1'HE SALE OF VoTIs: "A 'eay large
Iimbter vi I he meiamal>era &sf t.ha.suth
arolinaa Legislatur'e coine to the
apital for thie'purpose of selling their'
oles and mnaking alt they' ce n out
t't h oftice."-I ti'view, Maay /24,
ERAI A S"LUTELY .N ECK8ARY
IRefuirm, if it was niot of itself righit,
as became absoltely neCcsary, or
Lie Stai. wvil sink. Altters catnnot
uk) tut' six yeais to come as they
avie for. th~e past six years. * * *
'arm thie cdntir geht iunada alona', in
be. Iast aiK year's,. therie bhas beeni
ikena the astoisingl surn yf $3i6,
32 74. ( ino fifth of that slum would
ave been .Irmple-'hIe rest wng ht to
e put down to stealag."-ljter view
lav 24. 1875.
STEALWG PURE, AND SIPL19: "The
last oi.x sessions. up to the time I was
Inagrated, cost the State, nnder the
head of Legislative expenses. the
enorimous sum of $2,147 97. These
figires, I may say, are unparalled in
the bistory of American legislation.
It is stealing, pure and simple."
Interview, May 24, 1875.
EoNRMous AND DIsGRACEFUL Fia.
URs' "The average expense of the
atlachei and contingencies of the
South Carolina Legislature per Ees
sion has been $258,424 65. and these
enotimous and disgraceful figures
represent only the actual payments
made." Interview, May 24, 1875.
THE BIGGET STEAL OF ALL: "The
cost of printing and advertising for
six years $1,104,569 91. * * * And
what has the State to show for it I
Absolutely nothing! For three years
1871, 18-2, 1873, printing and ad
vertising cost the State * * * about
one thousand dollars a day. And
this inl a State the entire taxable
wealth of which is less than many
single counties inl the Nurth."-In
terview, May 24, 1875.
A FARSIP AND A FRAUD: "The du
tiea of a trail justice here are pre
ciselv the same as the duties of jus
lice of the peace in other States.
Yet previous1 Governors had appoint
led and coiniissioned over two itun
dred men to the important dutics of
this OffiC,e Who C m1ld not wI-itO or
read a word of tihe English Linguage.
It v,is a tai cc and a traid; tor l()%v
call Ien thus ign )rant intulligently
try Ctis, civil an11d crimiinal, brought
bot re them."-Irview, May 24,
CANDID CWIFEzSsUIN: "N mian
will dispute that our S-ate needs re
torii in nearly every department of
tihe puiblic service."-Sieech inl Char
leston. Novenber 4, 1875.
PUtiO MONEYS WAsTD: "Our
Piblic moneys are largely wasted,
and that is worse even than the bur,
den of taxation."-Speech in Char
lestoni, Novemb)er 4, 1875.*
A GLARING LVIL: "Lvery person
who looks to the State for salary or
pay is now, and has been for years
palst, obliged to necept such p)art onily
of wvhat is due hun as may be realiz
ed from taxes which are due him,
with a certainty that he will at best
received only a pai't. In the case of
p)ublic instit a tionis the evils atre still
greater."--Veto of Supply 13ill, No
vember 23, 1875.
A TnAvX?s-rE: "What a travestie
it is to see men filling the ofilee of'
School Commnissioner, to pass upjonl
the qualitications of school teachers,
when they can barely trite their
ownl namnes."-Speech .February 2,
ULACK T'IUUIDAY: "The conspira-.
cy (for the elect.ion of Moses and
Whipper) appeara to have been care,
fully concocted. The color line, the
party line, and the linwe ot antagon -
ism, to my administrationt, all were
shah ply drawn. * * * I look upon01
their election as a horrible dighs'tr.
* * * This cailamuity is infutely
greater, inl my judgment, thani any
which has yet fallen upon this State,
or, I might add, upon any part of
the So~uth.-neriw Decetuber
CIVILIZATION IN -PaCult: "The civ
ihi,mtion of the Puritan and Cavalier
of the Roundhead anid the iUngenot,
is in peril. Cou rage, Deterin zation,
Union, Victory must bo our wvatch
words. The grim Puritans never
quailed under thr'eat 0or blow. Let
their sons now imnitateo their exam
pe."-Tekgramn to Newv England So.
ciety of Ohairleston, Decenmber 22,
A TnRILLr oF IlouRoR: "Their
elect ion (i. e. of Whipper and Mosee)
hans sent a thr~ill of horror Ibhrough,
ont the ,State. It hae split the Re
publicans in twain.".-Letter to Senas
ter Morton, June 19, 1876.
DOOM OF.RADICALISM: "No par ty
can rule this State that snpportE
Whippor and -Moses. * * * There i,
but one way to save the R1epublican
party in Sonth Carolina, and that
way is to unload Moses and Whip,
per, and all who go with them
* * * Neither the administration a
Washington, with all its appliances
civil and military, nor all the denn
ciations of the world heaped upor
me can save the Republican party
here from overwhelming dofeat thiE
year, unless we can pursuade th<
peol)1e of this State that such thingi
as these judicial elections will be un
done, and never by possibility be re
peated."--Letter to benatoi Morton
Jane 13, 1876.
In Mr. Chamberlain's own word
the people real the horrible tale o
the extravagance, fraud and(] profli
gacy which have "disgraced our
State and offended the Nation." Oul
of the mouth of its chosen chieftair
is the party judged. When Govern
or Chamberlain spoke and wrote the
burning phrases that now come back
to plague him, lie was fighting witi
might and main the rongish cre%u
who nlow, for the second time, slip
port him. They are the men who "gc
with M1ses and Whipper.', They
are the con,pirators who plannet
and cariHed out the horrible work o
Black Thursday. Tiey are the ham
who go to Cu1tmbia to sell their voteE
and who revel in legislative plunder
The party cannot "inload ithem," foi
they are "tle party," now that Mr
Chamberlain consents to lea(l tfhem
And n1)1) that party we invoke th(
do,im that Governor Chamberlai:
oresaw, "the overwhiehning defen
douring this year" that he predicted
Givernor Chainberlain and bit
associales will go 1o)(I1 "thie stin,
and there the Democraiic canvasserk
can meet them. There they cau
riing the charges non the citati(omj
we have made from the ietters anc
speeches ad nessages of the chief
candidate; and*so hoist the engiinee
with hiis own pe;ard. Thatd will d<.
A BAo RuLLm 'IIAT WON T WORx
[BoTu WAYs.-Tom lamuilton, o~
Beau fort, an independent colored
rice planter, one of the most libera]
of the centennial legistators and e
recont delegate fr om Beau fort to the~
Republican Conventioni, in a conver
sationi a day or two ago said, in rc
ference to the proposed plan of dis
charging employees who vote against
the interests of' theirt employers, thai
lie considered such a course fair' an)
square. IIe said lie knew it was
done at the North in large factoriu
and with the tenanitry of England
and, more to the point, lhe expectec
every man emp1loyed by him on lii
rkde fields to vote with him, and( i
they did not, lhe would get men wvhc
would. Ilamilton is a regular Re
puablican , was the man who tnmin.
ated (Chan berlain in the con vent ion
an.i is a man of considerable inftin
eoin Be5autfort County.
Ini addition to then letter to Gov.
Cuaam'>erlain found( on the person ol
Representative Cokcr, therie were'
other papers showinug the names o:
the leading white men who were tC
be murdered, anid the d wellings and
plantations to be burned. It was tic
suddeJn outbreak. The attack 01
Mr's. Ilar'ley w'as an ariranged pilot it
be cart'iesi out all along the linte o
the Port Rloyal Railroad, for, in
fewv lhours after t ho ou trage, the mo
groesC were' i for'ce ('n th'i 'line tr'eii
Jackson to Mil lettv ille. Anot hem
str'ong vciczimstance to show preme
ditat ion. Al any of' the arms capt uret
f'rom thue negr'ocs are new gouns, WNin
chustetr repeating r'ifles. The men
wh Io br'ing in .hue iniformtion sa)
they are perfectly new and bright.
Char'les Fr'ancis AdamsH has accept
edl the D)emocr'atic nomination fo
Governor of Masisachunm.
An Officer of the Army Discusses the
Yesterday morinii)(g a reporter of
the Consfiitution, Met upon the trainl
a very affab'e and intelligent ariny
officei who wqs passing through the
State upon oflicial business connect
ed with his command. After pass
ing a few Comm1i1on places i) Coniver -
sation, hle was gradually drawn into
Comlimentary utpon t1he political con
dition of the countiy, and particuliar
ly with reference to the state of af
fairs in the South.
le stated to us thet lie was and
had beei foi tho last sixteen years,
aii eariest aid faitlifhi Repiblican
inl politics, and had leit his uipport
to all tho acts of the party that he
believed jist, constitutioial aid pa,
triotic, tor- the pleselvation of the
government and the ECeCrity of tie
results achieved by the war.
"Well, M ajor," we asked, "what
do you tliink, asidle froi all party
feeling, of the Tat orde ?'
"To speak candidly, sir, I thiiik
it ipirecedented in the bit4ry of the
govermen11t. A man wio feels an
reprard for tle decenicy of his go.
ernment, and tle rights of his people,
Calilot Ieer to it with 1'ecoming pa
tience. If it, had elleated fr1om11 the
1nillistry of a uoinR11ehial party for1
the puilrpose ot plrveil!nilg at revolt,
we m111iglit Eou wvisdomll and political
sagacity inl the movemeni; but re
gar1ded as it stanlds, it is a declara
tionl against the rhlt of the citizen
and a virtulal repeal (i the bill o,
riglts and the Cn'i: itultiol oif IhIC
cou1try. I annot ;peak Ily sentmi
A M1U1Dl1ZtUs PoWER.
";Then, ouil are opposed to its ex
"Most emphlaticallj! V hi, sit!
just think of it for a m11omilelit in
this vie%\: ier is an irestrained
Comm11issionl )I of polvw ()Ver- tle Irights
of ia presuiledly fice people; O\ el
tle life al d p1oroperty of sAvevLrignl
citizens, over the civil local govern
menits. Is timat not a mu rderus
power to be enten ~sted to any comnpa,
nv of meCn? A:ad to wvhomi is it de
legated? To thle marshals and deputy'
miua rshials of the genieral goverlnent;
a set 1.1 men none1 too Scr u illous us
to means anld none too jealous of the
irighits of i ndivi'iduals11, aiid to wvhose
act ion s thle goveriiiient gives the
sanctity of presumliptive julst ihiCion.
Thiey too, in' the very naturle of their
oflicial1 being aire the suppbort ers of
thiri par'ty; and thleref' re arme pre
judied( auOthiority fromi the begining
UnTider such ci rcu mst anices. t here can
be no quest ion of the daunger' of
placingt such power in such a body
IliW 'TikE S 'LDIERs FEl,.
"DIo t he armny ollicer s gene r.dlIy
fed a s oui do?"
'"So far as I ha1veC lat ne0d fr'om
them, withiifew excep t ions, t hey do.
I believo that nine tenths of' the ar
my oflicers ini sevice would delClore
liol' delC)y t i:1i1 theyC do t hiis wvai
ton bus of pIOi Cr wve:-e the miission,
gi've, to th:e array1 insteadl of lie miar
shlals, yet I thinik the cit izenis of the
eoInst ry would pirefr to seeC the( aitrmy
rat heri th an thle ma:irshals, in vested
with the~ authority.''
ThEY ABn lTikE DUTY.
"H owv do they regard the part that
is assignied them11 in thle se,eme ol
"TlIiB&l to(1 asltelyCA abhor alor mef
ofi~i ~ 'reon rctin duty,' a the e
phrase i)t N io more &s unraiusi tsi
the soidier, however, and1( they sub.
huit to it hoIwe\e(r l'eluletaliti).''
' Whant effect wiill the alddiutionlL
anir'iog t hiahest posmihin o,.i',.
befoi6 action, hinve ..u. pra
tions under the Taft orderf!"
"That proviso is the one ray of
hope, in hm' whole 'p46 jt
gives certaity to the m1oteme e and
actiows of thle troopolslad
e ,vr prudent officer'a measure of
discretion in obeyuing the reelless or
ders of ob cir an i1 rsp siA e,
liy iasliala. Wiih this proviso
in the imaticr ihere is les danger to
be apprhcliended from the order than
would othet wic have been the ci
"D) the Imlen as well as the offl
cers, sliare in Ibis disincliiation to be
1in11de partis4anl policeien?"
"41 thi-k t ey do. The rank and
file of the army is made of men of
all shades of poities. Since the war
souiteti aid northien incii have be.
C01110e Oflicuirs and privates in the
pr-esenit army, aid it may be said of
it, il (truth, that it is the tmo3t conser
vat i ve organi i m,III politically co
Sidered(, that nlow exists in the
TIlM MARTIAL fA mrATUICE.
",D,) you thiink the administration
will go o far a3 to declare martial
law inl anly portion of the Siuth.1"
"I do not know, really, as to that
Still, it is possible, and there may
ariso cotditiuns in certain localities
whic-b1 woll o:1ko it right to (o so.
I !mpe no sch caia may ar-ise. It
a suate of riot sho!'d plrevail,,bpV(d
t lie p,>wer (it local aluthoritics to qi-elL
an1d the State was eitheir tuo weak or
tko corr.*tlpt to attMpIIt it, I thInk
martial law wold be the ofly refuge
of law abiding citizens:.
oixr ICA L G AI,'.
"Well, sir, what do you think wiM
be the cifeet politically of theorder? I
"I as a party man, fear the result,
My opinion is ti.nt this ordar will
Ver I11 nearly, it it does not actually,
wuork the election of Tilden and Uon
dricks. Of' course you undetatind
that I do bot desir that,1f1T-dMr"
nrd'ented fihrly and without danger
to tll liber-ties and property of 'the
people. I1 know there are med1 in the
ariniy who would resign thieir come
mfissionsB beforeO they wommlcI .l?eco: e(
agents in the arbitrary seiznre of tle
goverment and the subvgriop <(
law and popular rights. I hopa tha
Southern pe..ple will be wise and pam
triotic enongh to priotect all 'mreu,
b)lack and white, in) thieir franchise*
With this the interview ended, and
the senItients we have written cana
ily as t hey were spoken.-Atlanit*
C~onsi i t lonl.. '
A writer in the Winnsboro NdWe
gets off' thle following on Chlory: j
Knouwing with what a vim OfW
A ikeni will go for our good frie'n,t.
Cs, anid feeling well assure&d that hd
will have hhnii ready for potter's flid
by i.he 7th of November, I propoe
lhe following~ as his
H er'e lieS benieathI th1is bunch of briars,
Cass (Carpeniter, thle prince 0f liars.
Of' im it truiily rn ight b. e said(
The n ruh is ini him noi1w whii1 leGAd;
Fori nt. is k nown,. beyond a doubt, '*
Before hie (lied it ne'er' con1e Otb, :
Ini the speech th)at Senator Jot
J . Pat:erison maide in the State Rea
pulicanu Conivention in South Carow
hina, the other dayi certifyitng tootWi
good chafralcter' of Uh:amberlatin, ble
told his h:earers that Albariy pe~n1a
tent etry wonuld hold a good tnMmdj af
the South Carolina Democrats afted
thle elect i n. We wonider if it hib
ever' IccurredC( to hioneCst John,' the
carp&eit bagg'er from Pennyelvai
to thinak oft what will p)robably ben
comle of Ihim, anid others like him, i(
the elect ion should result ini the over
bro w of G ran tism.-Neow York Sun.,
IOhio, which at first was concedod
to the flepublicans, is now Of)nsidered
safo0 for the Demrocracey.
It is stated on the stree6ts of (joInut
bia that .I1. K. Scott and many othe
priomUinenit lIephubl)icans will Vote for
I h:npt on a-al hiis tickot. T.ihe tidal
wVave is rolling on.