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JJmrlt*. ?kow* ap the Corn?.
Kp^M*** 03ag?re vf thc ttaaaJh
Mapffi^'/. ??1 Vmrtf.
RpiP^* take tho following from tho
S$^t0ttbia conrefpondcnt ol tho Charle?
P??'j Ntmot, of date Marok 2 :
^Lcalie commenced bj flaying that his
ro^*?pipion differed somewhat from that
B^Sgfewftreased by other senators who precc
P^)?4 him, and it wus impossible for hint
Sur^O change it. Thc ?rst opinion was,
PS^Jrfi?t all governments were founded upon
IBffi^O'?ouse n t of the governed; second,
Wk /that governments were for the benefit
?7*']t>jf the people, and when they failed to
* accomplish this purpose, their days and
B^ Aheir hours were numbered. The great
'Mj*:question of to duy ia, has the recoo
ttructcd government of South Carolina
& "% been a success or a' failure ? The cousti
r"? totioo was made for tho people ; they
lj> fought and bled many of them-to
V establish (hoir rights, and they succeed
ii'.; cd in to doing. Seven years of bloody
' contest clearly demonstrated that tho
V. American Colonies were capuble of sell
government; yet the ambitious aud
cfc jealousies of men like to have destroyed
that government. No government can
be firmly established unless it be upon
the .principles of truth, justice and
,':>. economy.' I nm a Democrat, for tho
f '' ". Democracy of this country, os I uudcr
stutid it, is the government of tho
V people. republicanism of this country,
jk'. when rigidly understood, means equal
?t . rights of every man before tho law; no
matter how poor or unfortunate he may
be, ho bas certain inalienable rights,
which ?re. ibo light of lifo', liberty, and
the pursuit of happiness. Thc Recon?
struction acts of Congress declare this,
|L and nothing more. They do not an
I nomico that a colored man should have
RV nu office bccuuHc of his color, any more
Bi (hun they declare that a white mun
.\ sb on ld enjoy oificiul einntumcnts. Now,
hits this government been a fuiluro or n
success? It might buve been better that:
j, it hus been-it could have douo much
T$i. nitiPPKit's AND wnictlT'a Qt'AMftOATtdNS.
I have now gottun to a point where 1
i jj am compelled to speak frankly. There
are forty millions of white people or
this continent with n prejudice nguius
. ? the colored man ; that prejudice wil
not die out. I am sorry that it is so
- nevertheless it. is a fact. There art
. four millions of colored people in th li
country; many of thc??o, most of them
uro uneducated; many were slaves, nut
few having conception of thc true pur?
pose or character of government. ]
think this statement is fuir. Now, tlx
:. people of the United States demand tlii
much : That every man shall enjivy
equal and exact justice before thc law :
that is thc popular sentiment of tin
world, ami it is just ns far as this senti
' lucnt will go in that direction, and yoi
cannot live one hour in opposition ti
it. Hut, Mr. President, when this part;
was organized the Devil got into it
possibly I was that ucvil. There wast
class of colored men who, when the;
found they were in a majority, procccdet
'?<-. to announce thc doctrine that they mus
b? protected, not because they wert
Republicans, but because they wert
colored. Uno year ago, they electet
one of their nice as a codifier. I volet
for him beeuuso I thought he migh
possibly discharge thc duties of hi
office, and I desired to give every mai
a chance. Tho next thing demande*
hy the colored men, on a pure questioi
of co?or, was the highest olheo in th
htntc-thc office of associate justice
tho post of honor, which every Stat
throughout thc United States command
tho highest legal ability, large expo
rienco ami sound judgment. There i
not to-day, io South Carolina, a ma
who b Hovea that cither of thc person
. ttl whom I hare referred ( Whipper an
-Wright) is qualified to hold his posiliot
iv riiv DON'T MK ti IT i.EAVRt
Wimbush. If you don't like the part
why don't yon ?et out of it ?
Leslie. This is tho way this bod
receives truth. If a man speak
tho truth, he is forthwith charge
with being a Democrat, a third part
tuan or something of the kind.. Rut
tell you if Republicanism means that
shall voto for anybody or everythin
(Simply because hu or it is supported b
thc party, then I am not a Republiem
Forthtir, I tell y ii that thc moment th
Republican party sturts out with .such
platform it will go tn pieces. Airead
you aro canvassing among your pcnpl
for a United States .??natur-yon wir
to ROlid a colored man to (hat bod;
\ which hus been honored hy tho present
of a (May, a Webster ; and you do rr
ask whether or no) your candidato ha
?ny conception of (ho duties bo ma
have to perform, or that he possesses iii
futilities of a statesman, or thc abilil
to cope with tho learned men by whoi
ho will bc surrounded ; but all you desil
to know is that ho is a black tuan. Vu
also propose tosend a colored man I
Congress from each Congressional Di,
. trict. Well, st? be it. You may go ti
that track, but it is the track to rub
and the colored men and thc R-epublicii
party will go together.
A StROBu NOT BRTTrift TUA* A WHITI: M.V.VI
Wiiubush. Well, wo ure in a con
mon cause and will drown together.
J,eslie. That ?9 a doctrine I don
believe in ; and when any class is i
ignorant as to announce such u dete
ruination, and so dishonest as tn sui
tain if, then they demonstrate that tin
arc incapable of self-government..
Wiinbn-h The sooner you aro got te
rid ot the better.
Leslie Does not R?publicains
mean that every man shall enjoy h
rights without rt; ic re n co to ruoe color <
previotH condition ? Yes, it moans tim
nod I um one of tbut vast majority i
the people of thc United States, who ti
not think a negro better thuu u wbi
*; mau, simply because of tho color of h
SCOTT Ann K IC SB P.
There are several designing men i
tho Itepnblicun party, who sometime
play the role td' martyr, and ondeav
io make ii uppoar that they aro violin
of ? combination because they are Yu
kees. There is, at least, one fulbbloo
ed representativo of tho Yankee race
South Carolina. It would bo an cs;
tusk for mo to tleaciibo him, us ho ko
s doctor's ?bop in the West; as fa
with his pack on bis buck, trudged
i ftimeola'fl io the gold of CalifoTiiiu;
' 'hc?nailj wended hin woy to Sou
Carolina, and turned up bit winning
ea rd io the shape of the ccfernteant of
this 8tate. I say here boldly,- fearless?
ly, thai that matt, the Governor* of 8otth
Carolina, is more responsible than any
other mao fur tita downward eourse of
the Ilepublicanvparty itt South Carolina.
WmibuKiPaefced Leslie h??whe could
expect otherwise when he was attached
to tbe party.
Leslie. Tho Governor iu order to
make his eleotioo sure, has appealed
to all tho passions of tho colored men
hugged them to his borom, appointed
them to office, for which in many cases
they were unfitted, pandered to their
prejudices, all for the simple purpose of
driving out of the party every decent
white man io it, and ruling alone.
Voices in the crowd "You are a
liar," "you aro a thief," "look out your?
self, or you'll be io the penitentiary in
less than a year," "why don't you report
on tho land commission, it will got you
into Stolbrand's institution yet."
Leslie, nftcr remarking that he didn't
mind the interruption, said : I would like
to know if, under these circumstances,
the administration is not a failure, and
will so remain until men are respected
and elevated in positions of trust, because
of merit, and not because of color To?
night there was a lack of confidence in
thc Governor, shown by the General
Assembly, hy passing, hy a large majority
in both brunches, tho Phojphate bill
over his vote, and most of tho opponents
of tho veto wero colored men, who are
supposed to bo his friends and supporters.
Tf tho^Democraiic party ever get into
power, there will be a good bye for both
you and mo. You arc trying to run this
machine with so many impracticabilities
and impossibilities, by mixing up color
and corruption, that it resembles on old
wagon running down hill ; it wibblcs and
wobbles, and you are uncertain whether
you are going to the bottom or to tho
Tin: IM aYY A int A; n\ 1.1).
In another respect has tho Republi?
can party to change ; it must elect to
office those who have tho confidence of
thc people generally-and not a part ol
them. In this administration already
there arc shortcomings which arc being
adroitly concealed', but thc timo wijl
come when they will bo showu up. No
dishonest mun should bc allowed to hold
his office one hour; cud if ono bu dis
honest, his tracks should not bo con?
cealed, simply br causo he is a party
mun Now, about this third party to
which it is asserted I belong. 1 am con?
nected with no sud) party. I say that
dishonesty is not Republicanism, and
there aro in the Slate enough colored
people to be disgusted with the present
condition of affairs, and throw their vote
io favor of any other organization which
will groot them justice and equality be?
fore the law. There arc iu South Caro?
lina men who.accept thc situation, and
who arc willing to give colored men
their rights; who arc willing to put them
iu otficc, but when they do so, they will
demand an honest administration of
Rainey called Leslie to order,asserting
that he was speaking disparagingly of
thc party. Swails desired to know if
this was a political meeting. Leslie
asserted that he did not mind thc in?
terruption, but intended to speak in
defence of an honest government ; that
he had a right to ho heard, ns he was
bidding farewell to hi's frond*. [Wini
bush. "You have none"} Maxwell
didn't think Lcslio had a right to pro?
ceed. Hayne, Donaldson, Nash and Cain
thought he had. Finally thc President
ruled that it was but fair that Leslie
should bc allowed io continuo his re?
marks, and Leslie proceeded, saying
everyman had a right tj his opinion;
he had his, and dared lo express it.- -
There ave other men on the floor of this
Senate who thiuk as I do. Thero arc
other men who desire lo seo thu colored
men receive justice, but who do not be?
lieve that they arc superior to thc white
men ; that every oilico in thc gift of thc
people should be bestowed upon tho
colored men simply as a tribute to the
race, or to thc power which they wield,
because ol'their being iu the majority.
Millions of people are in accord with tuc
views 1 have expressed to night, and tho
time is coming when tho colored people,
disgusted with their present leaders
verily their masters--will confess that
I Itavo spoken earnestly and truly.
NBA ni. v Monnr.D.
Thc bold remavks ol Leslie excited
tho deepest indignation among thc
colored members, of whom Elliott, and
Wiiiibush wore thc most, violent. Doth
of them expressed tho intention of
whipping him when he traine out. Others
in thc cr -wd were heard to lb rent en him
with a ride on a rail. As soon as Leslie
concluded his speech a voto of thanks
was tendered President Montgomery for
thc tibie manner in which bc had dis?
charged his duties as presiding officer,
to which ho made an appropriate rcs
ponse, and then declared tho Senate
adjourned nine. iii*-. Tho member* then
rushed out into the lobby and held an
impromptu indignation meeting-thc
chief subject nuder discussion being
Leslie. Ho started to go home, bat was
surrounded by thc excited mob, and for
a short time it was feared that ho would
bc roughly handled. Dut wiper counsels
prevailed, and he was permitted to leave
This ..as tho last act of tho General
AsscmBly-a mob kept somewhat under
discipline tor ninety-eight days, broke
loose from al! restraint at thc Inst hour,
and wanted to wreak vengeance upon a
man who dared lo speak boldly and ear?
nestly. Far be it from mo lo nay tlint
this Legislature, ns a mass, was a mob
There were several men, Democrats and
Republicans, white and colored, who
labored earnestly, hut with ill success,
for tho bost interests of the Stute.
- -rn*- -
PAltTINC WITH DI?.1D II KA ns.
The Albany Espt m had a supply ol
nonpaying "putioiis." lt bids thom
good hy in tho following lender terms;
"This week we strike from our lisl
about fifty uinnos who will not pay thoii
dues In tho prin 1er. Induing SO WC
takothom by tho hand, and with lear?
in our oyo?, bid thom an. affectionate
farewell ! (jood?by, old subs! Take care
of yourselves. Sometimes think of the
Ewprm. which you have had so long
for nothing. Sponge upon other prin?
ters now for a whilo. A ohauge of dint
will, doubtless, bo good for you. Poor
old fellows? We aro a little sorry to
turn you out opon tho dark night, with*
out a lamp, but it must be so. Sh ike
fer the otare?* neighbor's light. He
issy let jon io and teed yon for a year
. or two, upon the strength of your hon?
orable promisee to pay at the end of
;that. din?. For ourselves, we hare
enough of those curious pledges to sup?
ply our cabinet for the present. Wo
nave labelled them carefully, end
they are open to general inspection.
With many thanks to your self sacrifi?
cing indulgence to us, and your honest
appreciation of the obligations existing
toward our office, we again and finally
ssy 'farewell,.forever' "
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9.
?. A, e?ti?Rf. .rr.To?frjR
The Sumter Watchman has by
far the largest circulation (espe?
cially in Ute surrounding country)
of any paper publislied in Sumter,
and teas established in ?850.
SEED Xl.II E.
While tho earth reinalnoth, seed time and har
rest, and cold and heat, and Summer and Winter,
aud day and night, shall noteeuse-Gen. VIII. 22.
Everywhere in this fruitful scot ion
tho bright plowshare now glistens at tho
furrow's end, as it turu? to move back
upon the heulthful and important work
of turning over the soil, in preparation
for planting. Bright, sunny duys, have
como together, in tho intervals of cloud
aud winter's cheerless rains, and the
husbandman, like tho busy boc, "im?
proves each shining hour." Hope seems
once more to gush up, from its pearly
depths, to cheer tho ITcart and reanimate
the spirit, aud the results of a more
steady and well-directed energy, its le?
gitimate fruits, aro everywhere seen
Wc feel thc generous, life-giving im?
pulse, and would communicate it to
those, if such there be, who aro still
looking back, with despondency, into
the misfortune and gloom of the dead
past. As the bright sun of heaven
smiles, warming into life again the
dormant clements of nature, to bud, and
Bloom, and fruit, in nil the freshness,
and beauty, and richness of thc years
gone by, so let tho dark and. dreary
winter of our pnst, into the "deep bosom"
of oblivion siuk, whilst our hearts,
with quickening impulses, leap forward
to greet tho blessings which (lie bounti?
ful hand of a merciful Qed is oven now
bestowing upon us, and which His un?
folding providence is reaching out to us
in tho timo to*come*.
. And why should the h oar ts of our
people continue shrouded in dismay, or
their spirits and energies leap not forth
again ? 'Tis true, by Heaven's decree, in
the wise economy of nature, the sun
does not always shine, and still 'tis true,
by the same infinite law, tho clouds
cannot always obscuro his brightness -
Sunshino and cloud-nature conforming
to tho beneficent will and purpose of the
Creator-have been mado tho necessary
agencies for thc development of tho ri oh
fruits and sublime beauties of, tho crea?
tion. In like manner does thc .Supremo
"Being deal with man. And did proud
man-rebellious man-yield tho same
ready obedience to thc laws which mark
his creatiorr and declare the principles
of his thought and action-of his moral
and physical government t i rc-often
would his "form divine,r stand erect in
the presence of his Maker, when it is
bowed down in anguish and in woe, and
his fuco look up, radiant will' t"tiling
gratitude, when it is overcast \'?th sad
neso and pain. v
Thc hopeful season of socd-tin?o is
near at hand, and while giving place to
thoughts like these, wc look around us,
and take frosh courage Our people have
gone earnestly to work, and thc great
business of cultivating the soil is receiv?
ing new impetus all around us. Ono of
tho stern lesions taught ns hy the results
of tho wnr, that of self-dependence, is
being reduced to'practice, and, ns n
result, thc futuro looks more bright and
wirrr rK.iioRE .VOAIN?
Wc aro in receipt of copies of thc
Bottom Sunday Courier, of Fe bu ra ry 27.
and thc Boston Courier, of March 4.
Th eso papers, coming front Mr. WllIT
TBMOIt?'s tonner home, give us some?
what lengthy articles upon his recent
disgrace, and his antecedents in that
city. Thcso articles confirm thc state?
ments publinhcd in this paper in regard
to the culprit, in thc summer of 18U8,
but tho condition of our columns does
not admit of their publication now.
Wc had hoped, as thc result of what has
recently transpired in Congress, in re?
gard to Mr. Whittcmorc, that our pen
would have been silent concerning him
in future, for wo had no purpose to pur?
sue him or "hunt him. down" in thc
position of ignominy iu which his own
party had placed him. Something ukin to
sympathy had begun to spring up within
us, in view of tho Gcrco denunciations
he was now meeting from some of his
former bosom companions. Rut, from
thc statements we find in our Otoh an gos,
Mr. Whittcmoro docs not intend to let
us rest, or keep silenoo concerning him.
Itsocms that ho bas determined to ap
peal to his constituents for sympathy
tn endorsement of his iniquity, awl his
PC election to Congress. The poor col
ired people, who know little, and in the
rnnin caro less, about him and his in?
rigucs, are to be harangued again, nnd,
"rom lils stntcmenta of the caso, to bc
itill further duped and doooived by him.
What a commentary upon tho condition
>faffairs! Tho Housoof Representatives
innniinuusly declares him unworthy of
his seal, sad from this decision, ho pro?
posas to appeal to his constituents !
A people but yesterday released from
bondage, aod, necessarily destitute of
knowledge of the whole matter, and
utterly incompetent to decide upon the
merita of the case I -
A leading Radioal paper declares that
his re election would not in anywise
affect the opiuion of Congress or the
intelligence of the country ooocoroing
Re-elected by his present .constitu?
ency, l.e would not be thereby regarded
more fit for tho position ! Coming from
a Radioal source, this is certainly a
severe criticism upon the operations aud
results of the reconstruction acts -upon
thc elements which have been mude thc
basis of Congressional repr?sentation.
But we do not believe that those who
lead tho odored people, or tho more
intelligent of this race, can be worked
up to thc point of re-electing Whitte
nioro. And if it were possible for
this to bo dooe, the House of Repre?
sentatives, whether presont or future,
must utterly disregard everything of res?
pect for its own position, when, to day,
U receives a member, which, without
change of thc circumstances from devel?
opments in mitigation, it yesterday
unanimously declared uuwprthy of his
A Washington dispatch of Weducs
day says :
"Wbitteiuore leaves hero to-morrow
morning for his District in South Caro?
lina, to commence tho canvass for n re?
election to thc House. He takes with
him a large sum ol money to aid his
election, the funds having been sub?
scribed by Republican Se nh to ra ant]
others. He says he hus received nu?
merous dispatches from prominent mee
iii his district proffering support, and
assuring him that he eau bo rc elected
On tho other hand, it is said that Re?
publican members of the House dis?
countenance Wimtemorc's effort to bc
re elected, and that he will bc prose
cutcd under the statute, making acts
as to cudetships punishable by fine nm!
imprisonment. A verdict and judgment
of guilty would disqualify Mr. Wliitto
moro from holding office"
Thc New York Herald exclaims :
"How utterly void of all sense, of th?
respect duo to the world's opinion mus
they be, and hold Whiltcmoro to bc
who now argue that that ousted meiuboi
will return ou a new election 1"
And the Tribune bluntly declares :
"We repudiate utterly tho idea tba
any sensible constituency w'll re cloe
members to the ?arno House which liu?
just been cheated out of thc opportunity
of expelling them by the trick of thor
resignation. That would be a vor;
elaborate invitation indeed to promp
expulsion on sight!"
COIUINtfe TO IT.
"Daddy Cain," in his Missionar;
Record, of thc 25th ult., proclaims ii
favor of colored representation in Con
grcss. lie says, "wo shall advocate th
" electron of at least two colored rcpre
u sentatives nnd a Senator, next ycai
" Wc claim that the colored man wil
" never be truly represented till he is s
"by his own color. Wc sec clear),
" that our Radical friends will neve
" bclicvo that colored men will bc com
" potent, while they themselves ref??
" to assumo thc fact that they hav
" such a right."
Tho last number ef Harper's WetJclj
(high authority among tho Radicals
pays Whittcmorc tho following refresh
ing compliment :
"Thc offence of Mr. Whittemoro i
selling tho West. Point cadet-hips wa
so Ilagraut that the House should nc
have given him even thc opportunit
of resignation. Ile did nut deny th
charge. He meekly mid that tho mor
cy received had been devoted to charil]
Ofthat, of course, no one could know
But. what is known is, that a trust con
lided to a representative to bc usc
for thc public welfare has been sold fo
money. It. is the last sign of pol?tica
degradation. * * * W
ure all indignant with thc uuhapp
representative. But wo have titugl
him to commit thc offence for which h
Any chance for v hitowashing aftc
UK I) 11 s MAUD.
Dispatches f om Washington, und<
date of March li, say that "Whitlcmoi
"says his friends in South Carolina, hav
"arranged for A scries of publie meeting
"in his district, which will hcaddrcssc
11 by himself in vindication of his con
''duct in disposal of his cadet ships, 'i ii
"object is to arrange for his rc-cleciii
Soino curiosity has been expressed i
this section to know who "his friend.
ure (hat have made this arrangcmci
for him hero.
[Corrodion,leur? .,f ito Now York WnrM.]
SO I Til CAROIJINA RADICALISM
Rntllcal Dlarcicurd of tho CotiNtltiitlo
---.?Im ittrntix lllrtcnlly Appoints
and Judge* the Toola of tim (Hove
nor?? Whittcmorc-* Wrong* i tillich
on White ITIen.
. COLUMBIA, S. C., Marchi.
Thc parly now ruling this domino
weah h is called Republican, Its clair
to this tit le can only bc admitted on tl
'unis a non luccndo principle. Herc a
tome of its signal lights which arc plai
ly visible from thc decks, and requi
DO masthead observation or artificial ul
to vision to moko them out :
1. By tho radical constitution of 186
now the. organic luw, provision is min
lor "a competent number of justices
Jio pcaoo," to "be chosen in each oou
y by tho qualified elootors thereof."
Two years have passed, and yet thero
tot one snell officer in tho State; b
nstcad, aud in palpable violation ai
lisregard of their constitution, ove
mun ty is atookod with magi ?ira to? (1.
?. P ) appointed by tho Governor at
ra mo ved by h toa nt his plena ore. From
mountain to seaboard there is at feast a
regiur-it of these petty local peats and
tyrants, ignorant of law ana letters,
rulirrg their precinte with' an iron rod,
punishing by flue and imprisonment any
who incur their displeasure, aud secure j
iu all their aota ol' fraud, corruption,
and malfeasance iu office, 80 lou}? as
they offend not tho Governor or any of
the truly loyal. The first obnoxious
decision brings tho offender uuder the
executive guillotine, his head is cut off.
and another convenient tool is appoint?
2. The courts aro reduced to a Taree
by the supervision sod interference of
tho autocrat. The judges are the crea?
tures of the Legislature, and keep an
eye on its two-thirds black vote and its
growing jealousy, of ull whioh savors of
respectability and regard to equity and
fair-play. The juries ar*-, largely com
posed of colored meu ; yet three colored
tuen, tried nod convicted by such u jury
and sentenced by a Radical judge to one
your's imprisonment as the ringleaders
iu the most disgraceful Charleston riot,
in which the Savannah liase Ball Club
aud their colored baud so narrowly es
caped with their lives, were tried und
sentenced during thc recent term of the
Charleston Sessions, and in three days
received a full pardon und release from
Governor Scott, although neither judge
nor jury could say ouo word in their be?
half. Judges and juries muko up a
costly machinery, and, under such a re?
gime, dou't pay for the candle. A New
fork rulBau says, "Hanging for murder
is played ont iu New York." The loyal
felon herc laughs at his owu judge and
jury and says, "Punishment for crime is
played cut iu Carolina"-if the criminal
is a loyal voter; bu*, if a Democrat, God
help him ! The above case is by uo
meaus exceptional, nur the worst.
3. Since tho influx of these philoso?
phers of "the great moral ideas" school,
the negroes have been used to control
the ballot box aud everything else to
which that leads. These are -ubstaoti
ally thc only voters, for uuder thc re?
construction manipulations it is really
useless for any one else to vote."Suppose
the whiles could carry the elections
Congress stands ready (as itt tho two
upper Congressional districts) to declare
tho defeated Radical candidates entitled
to the scats. They denounce Whitte
more, but why ? Is he not their own
bantling, and have they any right to
expect any other kind of men as South
eru repr?sentatives, under their own
bayonet reconstruction ? Tho first Con
gressiotial District of South Carolina
never elected Whittemore. Ile wus
chosen by a caucus, a baker's dozen of
his own clan, under instructions of the
Schcnck committee whoso agent and
tool he was. Congress elected him and
Congress turned him out.
4. Thc juries, which a spectator would
consider already black enough, are now.
by an act just passed, to be still further
placed under thc party control. They
arc henceforth to bc .selected and named
by threo commissioners in each county
is to bc appointed by thc Governor, and
each county is to he supplied with a corps
of'itrial justices," to bc appointed by
the Governor. Here are more signal
lights-colored, but neither blue,
preen nor red.
5. The Governor has a corps of State
constables, armed with Winchester rifles
and revolvers, who will take a citizen
without warrant and carry him fruin one
part of the Slate to another, ami keep
him in custody so long osJws Excellency
directs, and then turn hin: loose without
trial or redress ! Ho also has his negro
militia in various counties, armed anti
rctuly to do his bidding
G. In York, Chester, and other upper
counties, from which I have just re?
lumed, thc white population are sub?
mitting to daily wrongs and outrages
which they say arc without excuse-all
done in thc name of "liberty," und us
necessary to secure for South Carolina n
"republican form of government." A
nice thing, no doubt, is this Republican
ism to the few who manage it for their
own ends! The Russian Czar and Tur?
kiah Sultan might greatly admire it.
Rut the white people of this country
look upon it as a barn yard heap, too
steaming and fetid for lillies and roses,
but a capital compost for such plant.? as
bloom into Moses ami Whit temores.
T ll Ii ? U N IS ll A I. ASS Ii .11 lt I, V .
Tlie Work of Hie Scaalon.
Thc following is, ns well ns can be
ascertained, n correct list of thc acts and
joint resolutions which became laws at
thc session of the General Assembly now
An ucl to regulate the formation of
An act to amend nn net entitled nn
act providing for thu assessment und
Au net lo amend an net entitled nn
act to amend the law in relation to re?
cording mortgages and to regulate the
An net to determine the manner of
collecting tuxes past due, assessed under
the lute Provisional und military Gov?
ernment of South Carolina.
An act to provide for tho payment of
the interest of tho bonds and stocks of
this Stale in coin.
An act to incorporate thc C Infi ill Uni
An act lo amend an net to provide lor
thc enumeration of thc inhabitants of this
Au act to renew the charier of tho
Columbia Hebrew Benevolent Socio?
An net to incorporate thc Ashley Bridge
An act to amend nu act entitled an
net to authorize thu Governor to
appoint a physician lo attend on
tho jail nt Charleston and the
Magazine guard, in St. Philip's Partait,
und lor other purposes therciu mention?
An oct to prevent and punish bribery
ind corruption. %
An not to muko appropriai ion for the
per diem mid mileage of the General
Assembly and thc salaries of tho subor
limite officers, mid other expenses inoi
An not to better protect holders of
insurance policies in this Slnto.
An not in /elution to the registrar of
tienne conveyance, for tho County
>f Cl .-leaton, and to fix tho
enure of WM. J. McKinley, elected
Joiot r?solution relative to tb* ?x
ohaqgo of public documenta.
Ao ?ot to supplement tbe ?et oot?(led
an ?ot to incorporate the South Caroli?
na Improvement and trust Compa?
Joint resolution di reo ting the State
auditor aud oounty commissioners to levy
An act consenting to tho sale of cer?
tain lands to the Uuited States, and
ceding jurisdiction thereof.
Au act to authorise administrators,
executers and other fiduciaries to sell
certaiu evidences of indebtedness at
publio sale, and to compromise incertain
Joint resolution authorising the coun?
ty commissioners of \V illiuuisbnrg
County to'levy a tfpeciul tax.
Joint resolution authorizing the ap?
pointment ol fish' commissioners, and
defining the duties thereof.
Joint resolution to diroct the county
commissioners of Charleston County to
examine und report to the attorncy-gen?
eral concerning tho lands belonging to
Au act to repeal an aot entitled an act
to organize townships, und to define
their powers and privileges.
An act to protect the rights of persons
lawfully rn possession ol' lauds aud ten?
An act to incorporate tho Policyhold?
ers' Lile and Tontine Assurance Com?
pany ot' the South.
An act to establish a company under
the name of tho Mount Pleasant aud
Sullivan's Island Ferry Company
Au act to incorporate the Vigilant
Fire lingi.ie Company ol' Columbia.
An ucl to incorporate the Waterec
Fire Engine Company. No. 2. of Camden
An act to incorporate the Witmsboro'
Hook and Ladder Company of the Town
An act to recharter Blythe's Gap
Au uct to curry into effect the pro?
visions of the constitution in relation to
the rights ot married women.
An act to incorporate the Deutscher
Artillerie Unlerstuizungs Verein.
An act to designate the officers by
whom sules ordered by tho Courts ol
Common Pleas, and judges thereof, and
of the Courts of Probate, shall bu made
and tor other purposes.
An act to incorporate the African
.Methodist Episcopal Church in this
An act to amend an net entitled un
act concerning the office, duties and
liabilities ot' coroners
Au act to i II co i-po rato the Sisters of
Our Lady of Mercy of South Carol i
An act to incorporate thu Charleston
An act to incorporate thc Winusboro'
Baptist Church, of Fairfield County.
Au act to amend thc charter of the
Georgetown Railroad Company, and the
several nets amendatory of thu same.
An act to grunt and give thc consent
of thc Legislature of this state to tho
conveyance to tho (jolted States of the
Lot ol laud situate on Richardson und
Laurel streets, in the City ot Columbia
lieriuafter described, for the purpose of
a post office and court house, or for
other purposes, and cede to the Uuited
States jurisdiction therein.
An act to authorize thc Governor
io remove county auditors, treasurers,
and other officers by him appointed.
Joint, resolution to authorize the State
treasurer lo issue a renewal of six per
cent. State stock to the executor ol'the
estate of Maria Brisbane, or to his legal
Joint resolution to extend the time
in which the claims ol'teachers for ser?
vices rendered during thc year com
menning October 31, 1870, ?hall be
presented for payment.
Au act to vest in Tn ney Stafford
tho charter of a ferry from Dill's Bluff,
on James Island, to thc City of Charles?
An act lo incorporate thc Heston
Fire eugine Company, of Georgetown,
Joint resolution authorizing the Treas?
urer to advance s x thousand dollars
per month to the superintendent of UK
Penitentiary of South Carolina
Au act for thc better protection ol
Au act to incorporate the DcLanc)
Uiflo Company of Charleston, Soutl
An act to provide for the appointment
of certain officers therein named.
An act to incorporate the Columbi;
O i I Company.
An act to regulate the rights ant
powers of railroad companies
Joint resolution authorizing thc Statt
Treasurer to reissue certificates of Statt
stock to Wm Dougherty
An act to provide for a general dec.
lion of count y officers.
An ac' to incorp?ralo (he Independ
col Elliot (look and Ladder Company
No. 1, of Orangoburg, South Caroli?
An act to secure equal civil rights
and lt? provide for the enjoyment o
all remedies in law by all persons, re?
gardless ol' race or color.
An net to amend au act entitled ai
netto empower circuit judges to chang
thc venue for thc trial of actions boll
civil and criminal.
An not to incorporate tho Sumte
An wot lo establish and ma'ntain :
system of Ircc common echools for th
State of South Carolina
An act to authorize county commis?
sioners ol Partington County to levy
special tax for thc construction ot i
Au act to authorize thc county com
missioners of Colleton and Spartanburj
Counties to levy an additional tax to pa
thc indebted ii CH? of their respcotiv
counties, and for other purposes thcrei
An act lo incorporait the Grove Sta
lion Bridgo company.
An act tb pr?vido for tho payment c
ein i ms of teachers for services rendcre
during the fiscal year commencing Not
ember 1, A. D 18G8, aud enditig Octu
ber 31, A. 1). I860.
An act to authorize thc formation c
a company for the construction of
turnpike road through or near Sassa
fran Gup, and known as Sassafras Ga
An aot to alter and amend tbe eharte
and extond the limits of the City c
Joint resolution to change the nairn
of Alexoudor tleury Kiley to Alttxand
er Henry Buchanan.
An act to deteraaioe tho tim? wheo
til? salarie* of the country sohool OOO)
missioners* shall conimenoe, and to fix
the dat? of the-firat meeting of the State
Board of Education*
An act to aon.ud an aot entitled an
act to incoporutc the Charleston Board
An sot to obarter the Manchester
and Augusta Railroad Company..
Au act to grant, renew and amend
the oharterj of certain towns aud villages
An aot to amend an act entitled an
act to fix the salary and regulate the
pay of certain officers.
An act to recharter Raotowle's
An act to provide for the formation
of religious, charitable and educational
Au act to amend an aot entitled sn
set to authorize tho sale o? the Columbia
Att act to grant to certain persons
therein named, an'd their associates, the
right, to dig and mino in the beds of the
navigable streams aud Waters of thc
State of South Carolina; for phosphate
rocks sod phosphatio deposits.
An act authorizing the State treasurer
to reissue to Martha II. Pyatt and A
H. Abrahams, certain certificates of|
State stock, lost or destroyed
An aot to incorporate the Wilmington
and South Carolina Railroad Company.
An act lo enforee the provisions ot" |
the civil Rights hill of the United States
Congress, and to seem e to the people
the benefits of a republican government
in this State
An act to incorporate the E"terprise
Railroad Company of Charleston.
An uct to incorporate a home for in?
SPENCER, SCARFOROUOII A CO., ha?!
becomo th? name and sty'e uf the old and staunoh
Bislmpville Houie, recently known a? UHGF.II?,
SPKNCKII A CO.. with the addition of our young
friend, WM. R. DIXON. Through many year?
this house h?8 had the confidence an<' patronage
of the intelligent un.I thriving people of the
B?8hopvillu region, end our warmest commend*
tions gu lurih in bellell of it under its new aus*
CHOICE COTTON SEED-Da Jona II.
Fe UM AN, oro of our most accomplished au J suc?
cessful planters, o ors somo nf tho pure Dickson
Cut tun Seed for salo, at $1.60 per bushel, jvhicb
may bo obtained on iipplicution to Meiers.
0 UK KN, WATSON A WALSH.
THE SUMTER BOOK STORE-School
Books, Miscellaneous Books, Magasines and
Literary papers, Writing Priper, and a get.er.il
variety, at tho lowest prices.
GEO. W. WILLIAMS A CO.-Have disposed
of their Stock of Carolina Fertilizer, but have
various othor preparation1, which tboy guaran?
tee. See advertisement.
C. T. MASON-Spectacles, Eye-Glasses, Ac ,
in variety, and Guns and Pistols repaired by an
Various Nuw York nnd other advertisements
will bo found under the bead of "Now Advor- |
1 1 -BBBB-^T
On 10th ult., at Sumter, S. C., by Rev. S. M.
Richardson, Mr. JOHN E. STEEDMAN.of Baru
well County, to Mirs MAGGIE L., daughter of j
Mr. John Cliinn, of Sumter. S. C.
M A SON IC.
rpiIE REGULAR MONTHLY COMMUNICA
X TION OP CLARE? ONT LODGE, NO 04,
F.*. M.*. will be held on Thursday evening,
March 17, 1870, nt 7 o'clock, P. U.
Brothers will takodue notice and govern them
E. C. GREEN, WV. M.-.
T. V. WALSH, Secretary.
Jun 6 .
COM MK KCl AK.
Cotton cluses dull at fr..m 14 t<> 18 cents, and
every indication ot a further decline.
BACON-Rib Sides, 194@00 ; Clear, do., 20
@00 ; Shoulders. 16(?,00j Hums, 26.
FLOUR-Pur bbl. $7@$12.
COFFEE-La ?juay ra, 30(0)32 ; Juva, 45@5o;
SUGAR-Brown, l'@00; C., 17@19j A , 18
@ lt? ; Crushed, ltf@2ll.
BAGGING-Best, 30(a)32 ; Gunny, 23^30.
. I RON-TI ES- Iff@f2.
KOPE- III? 15-.
BATESVILLli SHIRTINGS-Per bale ?2jc.
YARN BY THE BALE-$2.lflc. Per bunch?
LATEST QUOTATIONS OF
IN CHARLESTON, S. C.,
Cor recial weekly by A. C. KA UFA!AN,
Broker, No 25 Broad ?Street.
FEBRUARY 22, 1870.
STATE SECURITIES- South Carolina, old, S4@
80; d? nuw, - @78; do, regisl'd stock, ex
CITY SECURITIES-Augusta, Go. Bonds, 83(a)
84; Charleston, S. C. Stink, (ex qr int) 54(0)67 ;
?lo, Fire Loan H.mils, -@76; ColuBK ia, S.
lt A 11.no A n H..sos-Blue Ridge, (first mortgage)
-@60; Charleston and Savannah, 68@o(> ]
Charlotte, Columbia und Augusta. -(a/Jll
t'lioraw und Darlington, -80 ,* Greenville and.
Columbia, ( 1st mort) -(a)76 ? do, (State gunr
nntee) 64@ - ; Northeastern, 84? 85; Sm an?
nuli und Charleston, ( 1st III.in) -80; do, (St.ne
guarantee) - ?63; South Coudina,-?83; do,
76 ; Spiirtaiiburg and Union, --(Vt, .VI
RAH.HOAD STOSRS- Chat lotte, Columbia and
Augusta,-?56; Greenville nnd Columbia, li
?2 ; Northeastern, 7?H ; Savannah und Charles
mn. 23? 26; Snutl. Carolina? (whola shares)
38(g)44 ; do, (half d<>) I8@224.
EXCHANGE, AC-New \<>rk Sight, J off p.r;
Gold, ll"@m; Silver, 1 10(o, 1 12.
so II YU CAROLINA BANK n I I.r.s.
? Bank of Charleston.- @
*Bank of Nev?liorry...~"........ ........--(a) -
Bunk of Camdon ..\,40@
Bank of Georgetown.- ?5
Bank of South Carolina.6?
Bank of Chester.6(a) -
Bank of Hamburg-.3?
Bunk of Stale ol t>* C. prior to 1??!.40? -
Bank of Stale ot 8. C. issuo 1801 and ihft2 10(a) -
?Planters'Bnd Mechanics' Hunk ol c.:i rice -?
?Pooplo's Bank of Charleston ,. .- ?
? Union ?lank of Charleston.- ?
?Southwesieni R R Bank of Charleston, - (ci)
(old).- @ -
?Southwestern R R Bank of Charleston, - (a)
(new) ....M. . .- (u) -
Farmers' and Exchange Bank of Charles-tm
ton.- (a) 4
Exchange Bank of Columbia.IO? -
Merchants' Bank of Cheraw. 3?
Planters' Bank of Fairfield .3(a)
Slate of South Carolina Bills Receivable...par.
City ol Chariest! n Change Bl ls.par.
?Bills marked thus (?) are being redeemed at
tho Bank Counters of each.
AN EXTRA MEETING of (be 8UMTRR
AGRICULTURAL and MECHANICAL
AOOl KT Y " of Sumter Cornily, will ba ueld at
Sumter, on Monday, April 4th, (Sales.day) at 1
o'eloek, P. M., for ?ha purpose of electing Dele.
?ratea to tho Agricultural Coaventlon to be held
JNO. fi. MOORS, Pr?sidant.
A. W. Sooaa, Reeording Secretary.
MarchO * lt
-?THAT YOU CAN GET--..
OOOD FOOL'S CAP PAPER gi. jg
LETTER PAPER itt 10 etat? per gah*/
ENVELOPES at 6* et nt?, per p.??.
SLATES at 10 cent?, each.
SCHOOL BOOKS ?od all Mlseellaa*,,, ?>.
at PUBLISHER'S RETAIL PRlcJJ.
Hair and Tooth Bro ?lat.
Engravings, Ac, ?e.,
At the SUMTER BOOR STORE,
March 9_A. WHITB 4 ?A
Notice To Planterg.
THE DEMAND FOR OUR CAROtlHt
FERTILIZER bas been so great thai oa.ru??
i stock is exhausted, and no more ordtts cutt tl
I received thia season. We have on heed s s,^ I
rate supply of the following FERTlLIZBR8.il I
of which we guarantee io be No. I Manures .
C. C. Coo's Auamonirtl, d Sup <r.Pho,ph?|?,
Bradley's Patent Phosphate.
Palmetto Soluble Acid Phosphate. ?
"B. D." Sea Fowt Guano. '
Dissolved unburnt Bones.
Powdered Raw Bone.
Busey's Excelsior Guano.
Berger A Burt's Superphosphate.
M..ro Philipa' Super Phosphate.
Peruvian Guano (Guanape )
Forties desiring any of these articles, will
please send in their orders at once.
GEO. W.- WILLIAMS A CO.. Factors
Corner Huyno an J Church itrtett
Mn roh 9-2t_('hurl?lo , ft.V
GUNS AND PISTOLS
J^EPAIRED BY AN EXPEKfKNCED
u UK KM KN, tr left at
*C. T. MASON'S Jewelry Store.
'?IHK PUB80RUSKR8 HAVING
I ptirchiiHed the Stock of HOGERS, SPKN
CER A CO.. will continue the bunin,sn under
the name and firm of SPIiNCER, SCARBO?
ROUGH A CO., and respectfully ask a omina
ance of tho patronage so liberally extended to'
the late firm.
HENRY G. SCARBOROUGH,
WM. R. DI AON.
Blshnpvillo. s. C.. March I. 1*70, la
EYE ir LASS K S.
LO RSC H'S PATENT INT ERC1IANABL?'
Gold, Silver, Steel and Rubber Frames.
Periscopic. Convex and Cuncuve Lettres.
Cataract aud Colored Lenses, of all Sind?.
March 9 C. T. MASON.
Choice Cotton Seed.
rfMlEY are Oom Sued procured directly froeT
L DAVID ??C?SON Inst year, which tot?
from one to two bales pur acre.
A few at Q/reen, Watson A Walsh's, or apply
to the Subsqriber at bis pln?latiui,. Price $1.W
JOHN lt FURN AN.
March 9* lt*.
We have made an andeuten ts to ihif
To New York, Baltimore or Charleston, mtiisf
on same when delivered, and hay ng it held it
ns long ns may be desired.
We will receive Cotton at Sumter, Lyticbkorf,
Mnyesville or Manchester.
Green, Watson & Walsh,
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
COMMISSI ON MER CHANTS.
200 BBLS. LIMB,
AT 82 50.
300 Sacks Liverpool Salt,
100 O Bushels Corn,
20,000 POUNDS BACON,
E'lOM 16 to 20 cts.
200 Barrels Flour,
FROM 87,00 to $U',UU.
A Large Assortment of
Dr ess Goods.
OREEN, WATSON" & WAL8B,
O EN ER AL MEI^CHANUISE.
.?AHD PATTBRN?, ! ??b ?? "<??iiy '???'S
natS a^n^ow'prepared tu establish If-Wf
where in the Slate lu the same. . ^
I have na bund or eau procure ?M??JZ
2200 Braid ?nd Etnbroldery Patterns, i*W>
?a i? sell at wholesale or retail. ...null
Vam also prepared io do stamping cf.?????
at reasonable pri?es. ^ t w DAR0AH.
A FEW BUSHELS LBF* T
Peabody Improved Diw*
POR SALE RY"
T. M. DeljOK??
M ai oh ?-It