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Wednesday Morning, June 15, 1870.
Ulon Itef'ornsb Noinifuntions.
Hon. R. B. OARPENTER,
Goneral N. 0. BUTLER,
OF EDO EIELD.
Letter of Coloiel Sas. U. fion,
Our readers will doubtless read
with interest the letter of Col. Rion,
which we print to-day. It makes
more than one striking point. But
while Colonel Rion tells us to vote for
independent candidates, when they of
for themselves, from the lepublican
party, we go a step further, and urge
all candidates for the Legislature to
run as bona fide Republicans who will
vote for a Republican U. S. Senator,
and electioncer curnesty for the votes of
the suifragans. Col. Rion would have
Demoerats vote for respectable le.
publicans. Wo would have respeota.
ble citizens join the Republicans, t<
furnish Colonel Ilion and his part)
with candidates for whom to vote
The two positions will support caol
other admirably. The Democrati
say, they wish respectable Republicat
cindidates for which to vote; and th<
Conservative Republicans to whom w<
profess to belong, say, let respeotable
men join the Republicans in respeota
blo numbers, and so furnish the Can,
didntes needed by the Democrats.
Can our readers now understand
why we have never been over-zealoui
in the matter of the June Conven.
tion I We are not a Democrat, and
we do not believe in the success of the
party, except when voting for Consur
vativo Republicans ; and that seems
according to our feeble conception
to be a sort ofsuecess of Conservativ(
Republicans. At any rate, we ar<
willing to give the Demoerat. th<
glbury, provided Conservative Rlepubli
cans get the offices and the politica
inluence. 1874 is the yere in whiel
our programme will begin to worl
successfully. At present, polities ii
at a discount.
Thme Lesmsoi Taught by Igno.
The contrast so forcibly drawn be,
tween knowledge and charity, thougi
it has often been the topic of our re
flection before, never struck our atten
tion so forcibly, as upon last Sundaj
night, when reading the familiar pas
sage. "Charity niever faileth, &c".
It is well knowna how great a source o
sorrow and suffering to poor miortali
is the weakness of their memory ani
the feebleness of their mental grasp
their ineapalcity, in short, to acquire
event with great labor, a limuite(
knowledge of truth. Morover, feeble
as our faculties9 are, eranmped and con.
fined by essential limitations, we feel
grief and sorrow, that, still furthei
than t his, we (do not acquire the
knowledge that we know they are ca.
pable of, and that our feeble capaci.
ties are infinitely beyond our actual
attainments. Wer are p)Irooundly ig,
norant, and groan for deliverance, and
oach of us ini our hearts, utters the
prayer of A jax, struggling in mortal
conflict, and smitten with blindness
for light ; for light, that he might see
his enemies clearly, in order to de
stroy them. That passage of Ilomou
han often beeni admired in itself, but
it is when its passionate and tearful
utterance is raised from a literal late
a fiuatv sense, and when the pray.
de tof Aix is reflected on as heartfelt
race thaty Iti.ember of the human
rane, that moth ofsiablimity appears.
no grander petition ould arri, or,
it reflcts the universal wish of tbA
entire race of mian.
WVhy,now, this universal sense o1
ignorence and desire for knowledge 1
And why this impossibility to know,
and this incapacity to acquire truth 1
For what purpiose does a benevolent
iDoity permit it 1 Is it simply to lead
us to expet a futuro state, in which
"that which is in part shall be done
away," and i: which "we bhall
know even as we are known 1"
At first glance, this seems a auf
Ifiern explanation ; but yet it nev
er has satisfied ourselves, and. we
doubt If it ever has sati~fid any
otjer perplexed and sorrowing child
9? duat atyd iguprance., Perhaps,
t bon, it may be to suggest to, Ut', by
way of sontreet, thuo- lesson that
''ena frrr never failoth,' and that thie
knowledge we desire and oannot at
tain is as nothing in oempetI.An with
that love which we do not- one t'inth
s o usuch seek after and so'liidpnali
t t bt th6-xere of a
to'nded to onistituto, the happriess or
human existence, now and forever.
Few, very few, in any spbiere of
thought or department of life, can
know, and those who know,know only
in part ; but all, without exoeption,
can love. Wh'y, then ,'o. titt of i
perfectknoiwledge? Wby so careless
of growth in love I
Winnsboro was enlivened-last week
by the parado of two companies of
Negro Militia recently organized.
They seemed to enjoy It as much as a
set of young boys, and to this inno.
cunt pleasure we and all other sober
people, we suppose, have no manner
of objection. "The rigbt of the citi.
zen to bear arms" is a constitutional
right, an sacred as "the right to vote,"
and nobody now objects to It. We,
a year ago, expressed our conviction,
too, that no conflict of the races would
come of its exercise in the organiza
tion of the militia, and that the
whites, if they preferred not to go in.
to the militia organization, would
simply pay the fines. We reiterate
that opinion to-day. But we, at the
same time, advise the whites to or.
ganiso companies, and obtain field ap
pointments. A mixed militia it hat
now become as evident to us we are
going to have, as it is evident to
everybody elsc that a mixed Legisla
ture we both have already and are go
ing to have. Organize at once, there.
fore, and have as good a militia or,
ganization as possible. It is one of
those things that will bring the race
pleasantly together, unless malicion
mischiof-makors prevent, and which
will promote political harmony in fu.
For Sandy Ford, et alia:
As the impression seems to have
obtained currency, that the Conserva.
tive Party would like to run "an hon.
Pst man," (which being very hard tc
find in the Republican ranks,) I de.
Clare myself an aspirant for any office
in the gift of the people, tuhile, bliac
or mdatto, and distinctly state, nb a
part of my political creed, that I will
promise beforehand, that if T can se
Cure the confidence and patronage of
the whole community, that I am will.
ing to run on any ticket that will se,
cure my elotion, with #t-h dstinoi
underustanding, that I will not steal
more of the public money than will
pay my grog and board for the firsi
saaion;- and whon approached on th
matter of bril'e y or corruption I
pledge u.y. ito drink the overplus,
over a fair estimate of my current
expenses, in riding up and down on
the CharlottA Railroad, looking after
the sale of lands for the benefit of
my fellow Africans, or improving my
real estate as my illustrious predeces.
sors have done before me : and I will
invite all the members of the "Demo.
eratie," "Conserva tire," "Citizens?"
or any oter party, to join in with mue
at the Union League, and drink out
any balance that may remain. Thank.
ful for past favors.
Yours most sincerely,
The Convention met in the Colum
bia Hotel, last Wednesday, the 15th,
at 8 P. M. E. W. 8eibets moved
that the meeting he called to order,
by calling TI. Y. Simons to the chair.
After a few terse and appropriate' re
marks, the Chairman appointed, pur
suant to motion, the following Soo.
ties: Robert Alrich and W. G.
Routt. rTe State was called by
Counatles--twenty-two being repre
Y. J. Pope moved that a Commit.
of One for each County be appointed,
to nominate permanent officers of the
Convention. The Committee retired,
and returning, reported the following;
who were unanimously elected :
President-W. M. Shannon.
Vloe-Presidlents-J... P. ENinard, S.
E. Means, F. B. Moee, 1. 3. WVah.
erspo~on, J. E. Bhd, A. Melehers, Jas.
'0nnedy, Hfetry Barnes, Moses Ben.
-o 'obran, M. Cald well, 3. Gib.
Secretaries-----.A 4Arih ndW
G. Rloutt. ' ilhadW
M. CI. Butler moved a Oomn',~o
Seven on Platform. The Chair a"
>ointed M. 0. Butler, Geo. L. Boist,
allison 8. Koitt, J. B3. Kersf'aw, Mi.
t,>n SAmS, T. Gregor1e, J. 3.' Moi
E. W. Selbels moved a Committee
of seven on Resolutions, to whom-all
resolutions shall..be referred. The
Chair appointed E. W. Soibols, A1~'
Thomiap, J.,0. Crosby, J. D. Kentnedy
?. W.: Dawson,. A.AZ. Itarp,' %1. S.
W. S. 4Gat'j *notedu a Domttge V
Ten upon natinpi' of voting. Tb.
Chairapoiited'W. T rJ~r
WItherspoon . A. If "Alei tde
J. P. Thomss prleatedi' boi
niaio fro 't"-~s4~
J.. h Z read a paper, j
-Was r Wer "committee on 0
form Th Viper presented, e:
ATh rgg points, the
-, ti at nly Republioa $j
nomidtated bytkiig onvention.
E. S. Itett- 4ead a paper, whi
was referred to Committee on PL
M. C. Butler mqvqd an adjou
Omnt, to nieet-at 10 o'clock Thured
The Convention met at 10 a. m.0
Carolina Hall. . , . . .*
13. K. Kinlock offered a resolnti
regulating the seaiting fdoedlegitic
by Countie,.tbe Seoeretary calling i
roll by Cognties.
Bernard O'Neale offered a reso
tion, that the Vioe-Presidents bese
ed on the stage.
M. C. Butler, Chairman of Co
mittee on Platforms, read the rep
requesting that it lie on the table
The Chairman of the Commit
on Platforms report General . Wal
ner's paper, and ,advise that it
printed with proceedings of-.-thia C
The Committee on Platform.t
leave to submit the following repo
This Convention, representing ci
sens of South Crrolioa, irrespeot
of party, assembled to. organize I
good people of the State in an off
to reform the present incompete
extravagant, prejudiced and corri
administration of the State Gove
ment, and to establish instead ther
just and equal laws, order and barn
ny, economy in public expenditures
strict accountability of office holdt
and the election to office qnly of n
of known honesty and integrity, dt
declare and announce the follow'
principles upon which men of all p
ties may unito for the purposes afo
1. The fifteenth amendment of 1
Constitution of the United Ste
having been, by the proper atth<
ties, proclaimed ratified by-the req
site number of States, and hav
been received and acquiesoed in
law in all the States of the Uni
ought to b6 fnirly adminiatored a
faithfully obe3ed as fundamental Is
2. The vast changes in our syst
of Govornment,, wrought by the int
national war, between the two secti,
of the States, and following in
train, are so far incorporated into
constitutions and laws of the Sta
and of the Ubited States, as to
quire that they be regarded aco<
plished facts, having the force :
obligation of law.
3. This solemn and complete rec
nition of the existing laws brings
people of South Carolina into an
tire harmony upon all questions
civil and. political right, and shot
unite all honent men to establisl
of the Government, in the interest
no class of clique, but for: the ben
of a united people.
The committee also recommepd t
adoption of 0lhe following: resolutic
Resoled, That this organisation
known as the Union Reform Party
South Carolina. Respectfully si
mitted, M. 0. BUTLER,
On motion (if Mr. Ellison S. Kei
the report of the Committee on P1
forma was taken up for discussion.
E. W. Seibels, Chairman of Co
mittee en Resolutions, reported
W. T. Gary, Chairman of Comm,
tee on Manner of Voting, report
6rst, that voting be viva voce ; secu:
that eaoh County be entitled to i
number of votes it Is entitled to
thme lower, house of-the >General
semnbly; and third, that the (Chirn
of each delegatIon, upon the call
his (lounity,' rise in his seat and a
bonce the vote,
The Secretary road the ptoceedim
of gesterday, which were approv
Ei. 8. Koitt mioved to take up I
report of the Comniittee on Platfo,
and proceeded to-discuss the Veec
mend atiens of the report. He: h<
that Pi-ovidence controls all hun
affairs; slavery bo loss than freedo
and fron,'the analogy between Eg,
tian and American emancipatih
ranged the latter In the elass of p
gressive movemrmonts that should nih
the approbation of mankind~
J. B. Kerhmaw t'esi to'esilain t
intent, and purpose of the paier '
orted by t.he Committee o6n Plattor
- e deptecatedJ the Issute between t
two races, and detailed the toke
through whioh the colored' thee t
been alienated from the white.' TI
inovement Is desigood te lift Son
(.arolina to a podrlir higlher tkali a
baa eyar helid. Thelored idan mm
be convinced that this 1s a b65trj j~
and honest advance madle to the e
ored race. We may bet' be able
defeoidevery poiut of roconstrueti
as In every respect resting' mpos e
atitutional oonstructibn ; but what
better, we mecan. tO carry them ie
both 1in letter aid'pirit.' Upon ti
'-n't of .making nominations,
astisin fvorof It;i holding th
.o thi n'ention toradjobns wjtbo
nominations, Wold' be' to scatter-t
mnOvemnent to the wida.
E- . 8;Cett'objecteo-Ag the' repel
upon' the ground that it' oonlned
the past and 'preisentf whilee sho
i60k aseto 'the' ftaneybdi at
soeura fe, conleatiiided~w* fek
to the divesae elements of our Sta'
SM.0.B:~kr o44qoed the
aeioni aken k'KW.(Sed
,Msrt. stn itegg ta
Ad-gorgiS4nl ie g~ ea
ou~pa sie tsltfo
antgo a egtierses ~a
forthi ow ts- .r sb
, tioi t e, wing Iti faulty polid and
a def4adedtthis moyement as the true
one.; In Quawor to the query, Why
i not tenter the Union leagues,
e replies: because ithat coreo is a- de.
vice to blind the free oitisen in po.
oh litical chains worse than the African
at- slavery from which the negroes have
been reed. If this . movement does
en- not succeed, it will be because it does
*y not deserve suocess. What is the ob.
jeotion to the Republican administra.
in tiop in South Carolina? It is not
R.9ptblioan. The Govornor, elected
on by negroes, has aeglected the interests
>nWs othat' race. When he wants dirty
,he work done, at $16 a month, he em
ploys a negrot but when he wants a
h- muan to do nothing, at $90 a month,
st. he sends to Ohio for a white man to
do it. The imported leaders of the
m. radicals do not wish us to make niomi
,rt tiobs. They want us to lie supine
for while they fill their pockets. The spir
it of progress is ldvancing In Europe,
,ee Spain, France, Ruslia and Prussia,
;e. are emancipatiog ail serfdom. If the
be Ezeoutive of South Carolina can
on prove the charges against him to be
untrue, we may withdraw our opposi
og tion from him. The murder of Ran
-t: dolph was a political trick ; and the
ti- fate of Tolbert is a murder by the
ive authoritIes of the State. If the Gov.
,ho ernor knew that the Ku-Klut killed
>rt Randolph, why did lie not hang them
ut, for the crime? Where are the homes
apt that the Land Commissioner has pur
rn- chased for the poor men of the State t
3of As to what the Convention should do,
to- Gen. B. maintained that nominations
, a should be made; else the movement
rX, will fall to nothing, for want of a
th E. 8 Keitt rose for a third word.
ng Is in favor of nominations.
ir- Jonas Bird (oolored) spoke on the
re- movement. lie thought it unfortu
nate that it was not inaugurated soon
he er; better late than never. Endorsed
tes every word that Generals Butler and
ri- Kershaw have said. Iias all confl.
ui- deuce in the people of South Caroli
ng na I whatever a South Carolinian says,
as he means and will do. The speaker
3n, holds that his own interest and that
kid of his race are identical, and with this
6w. thought in view lie comes to the Con
)m vention. Detailed the origin of the
or- oarpet-boggers, their penniless advent
m, and their present wealth. Referred
its to the $90,000 stolen, instead of given
,he in lands to the >oor. These wretches
toes take the negro one hand, and put
re- the other into tis pocket. Ventil
m- lated the'phosphate bill showing how
ad it was bought through the Legislature
and grinds the poor man I but $60,
og. 000 goes into the pockets of Legisla.
lie tore, while the negro may (as far as
sn- they care for it) go to the deuce. The
of speaker shownd how the last election
kid was cnrried by promises of lands and
a mules and orn atid offices. rimmene
of J. P. Thomas rose to express his
)ft hearty appreciation or the sentiments
- of the speaker. Endorses fully the
he report of the Commitee on Platfori.
a a The movement rises above the level
be of party work to the dignity of a
of arand reform-a march irrespective
kb- of party and of race. It aims to
elect a Governor neither of the white
man nor of a negro, bit of the whole
tt, people. The speaker arraigns the
ly.,xeuie of the State for mnal-adnmiu.
iustration, and the General Aisembly
an- for corrupt legislation. In order to
no give point and edge to this nmovemjent,
nominations must be made-the move.
it. mient must be made personal and the
ad, issue met squvarely.
ad, Mr. J. BI. Kershaw, at the close of
he Coloriel Thombsa' speech, said that he
in desired to anhweer a query put by
as- some one In the audience on the girat
an evening of tle conventIon, and that
of was, "why we did not enter upon this
an- move sooner." lie could answer that
query int sbort order. Those samne net
Sties of discord that are now endeav
d. oring to keep us apart--the prowling
he plundering thieves from abroad--pro.
mvented a combination which he, to
rn. gether with Colonel ahesnut and Col.
Id Shannon, had proposed, so far at least
an es Kershaw county went. At a tmass
n ; meeting In that county, In 1887, of
p.~ colored poople,,he had addressed the
ns meeting urging the same views he
onow uphed. The lamented B. F.
tRando ph was one of the Republican
speakers on the ooaslon, and cordial
he ,endorsed the sentiniente uttered by
*ehim, saying that If the white pol
.of the Strte wmald unite with theoal
regiving thens equal right. and
ry prvie eie-or one would heartily
as seon the movement.. Buat the for.
eign adventarers advised them other
sk wise---.made thiem, shut their ears to
hi. *.rads--awd lhe oould.snot ever
at after eUep. a. eting.
'd Mr. .T. . Crsy, a colored dele.
a. giat..from Faler4, 'maid be was i
to Itepublloan, sed had- come. -In the
ranks of the. Ileform. party~ believing
n. that its objeo$. was the election of
1* honest and easpable teen to o00e, irre.
4, speties of party or color, and he
ic wished, to see such men nominated,
ie He desIred a full' discussion of the
it subject before the whole convention.
-t Mr. Caldwollk a colored delegate
u from Orangebmrg, gave some escel
*lent illustratIons of the dishonesty of
.t; those who opposed reform In govern
to mental affair., and. eald that no was
id here, for the purpose of aaqisting in
to ths nomnation ofs bonaeet and. Intelli
ye gent mien to e.e. Hie spoe of the
raclt'nd bribery of several par'
o. lobW~c he *ag prepare'eto 'prove,
4 nd referred to Abe .phosphate bill,
g,'nd tb4 bad actionic 6f the' present
ut Pe1id4 (oe4 tbde' to *kpress
he hq plesur;MtAe that ligh is
'.4 i fbg 19gt.~.Iqa io k (roilia.
e.., -J ,Bp. esrthe..~. lo to amend
ie and inatn.dnmhG 94
. B. Kershaw moved that the Con.
veition 9into noination of Gover.
nor and IIetenant-Govotor.
.B. od idd to amend, by
refsrring 'the quesion dfioutination
to a committee of twenty-one, which
A good deal of discussion followed,
in which many delegates took part.
The Chairman appointed the fol
lowing committee of twenty-one :
John D. Kennedy, Chairman;
J. A. Hoyt, Anderson.;
Weathersbee, 'Barnwell _ W. E. MI.
kell, Charleston i G. W. Molton,
Chester ; E. F. Malloy, Chesterfield ;
R. E. Holcombe, Pickens; J. T.
Walsh, Horry; W. H. Wallace,
Union ; J, P. Thomas, Riebland -
J. B. Ervin, Lancaster ; D. Province
Fairfield ; P V. TFelder, Orangeburg ;
H. A. Meetze, Lexington J. P. Kin
ard, Newberri; W. T. Gary, Edge
ield ; W. J. c errall, Marion . R.
P. Todd, Laurens ; J. B. Byrd, bar
lington ; S. E. Moans, Spartanburg;
S. P. Burbage, Colleton :
The Convention took a recess until
5 o'clock p. M.
J. D. Kennedy, Chairman of Com
mittee on nomination, reported that
the Committee, with one dissenting
voice, directed him to announce their
decision in favor of making nomina
tions Re port adopted.
J. B. Kerahaw moved that the
Convention proceed to nomination.
E. B. Selbels nominated Judge R.
B. Carpenter for Governor.
B. C. McLure nominated Judge
George S. Bryan, as a native South
T. Y. Simmons seconded the nomi
-nation of Judge Carpenter, and made
an earnest speech in behalf of that
On the first ballot Judge Carpen
ter was nominated by a vote of 771,
against 4 for Judge Bryan.
W. A. Courteny nominated Gen.
M. C. Butler for Lieutenant Gover
A. A. Harper (colored) nominated
Wm. E. Marshall (colored) for Lieu
G. W. Melton nominated Rev.
Jonas Bird (colored) for Lieutenant
W. E. Marshall declined the nomi
nation, and offered M. C. Butler.
Jonas Bird declined, and seconded
the nomination of Al. C. Butler.
J. 11. Kershaw rose to say that he
would prefer a colored man for this
position. Would like to see Secoreta
ry Cardoso nominated, but is assured
that he would not accept.
Y. J. Pope nominated W. S. Gary,
for Lieutendnt Governor.
W. S. Gary declined.
M. C. Butler received the nomina.
*%*,w f?wr Isiauua Guveamur, the
vote being taken. viva voce.
Robert Aldrich delivered an ad.
dress on Gillmore Simms.
T. Y. Simons moved that a Com.
mittse of thirtman ha appointed, at
the leisure of the Chairman, to consti.
tute an Executive Cominittee, who
shall issue an address to the people,
and take charge of the campaiga gen.
John E. Bacon moved that a Com.
mittee of five be appointed, to advise
the nominees of their nominations.
Adopted. The Cornmittee consisted
John E. Bacon, It. Mure. B. B.
Tompkins, W. L. DePass, WV. Black,
The thanks of the Convention were
ret urned to Judge Melton, for use of
hall ; Mr. Gornman, for use of oham.
ber on WVednesday evalning ; and to
the officers of the Convention.
The Convention adjourned aine die.
TNTaMtesnANOS Axongo Womun in
New Yons.- The New York corres.
pondent of the Boston P'oaS asserts
that intemperance is a ruling vice in
the city of New York, Dot only among
men of high station and great im per
tancee, but amiong women. He d e
elares that it is "niot unoommon to see
women of ,good social position actual
ly drunk," and that it "is too corn- I
mon even in what passes as first class.j
society, and many a wealthy husband'
and father is sained and almost de
tractedby it a his own household."
"EBLOODT WoRK ON THE lcnDERi."' 0
--We have accounts of no less than e
eight homicides or attempts at homi. y
cide with in twenty-four hours in b
Kanssa City, Mo. This is 'bleeding ti
Kansas" over again, but this time it I
happens to be on the State Iine--That U
is, in Missouri. If tbhis bloody work
had occurred in North Carolina It
would have been laid to the aeoint
of; the Ku.lztes, sad the whole i#
militia of the State ordered out to
crush out "Incipient rebellion,"---..ewo
York Herald . - t
u TAa.--We learn from the
stantbi thawevdin, of the 14th In
of North Caroh *1tt Barine, 10sq., w
Ohio,land Jlenj~n\ Jtid e atnes, of it
lie Yok, evebeV. Abbott of y
new commission to oodit theolawedof a
the United States, the aaws tof
$5,000 a aiwihstoer, b
'l'he questi of admittin ~e
to tlbs maedios oolles ueo aea
debat 9t the eetha% of the Pennsy[.
vaniaM'dioal onventron at the close r~
last week A bhigh tb6 qtieesto was ti
objections to iyoms practitiotiofn will L
be'fnuallywa ,hd,.wn. 80 orthodozy e
of 6es is sea appears likely to be te
swept away, -
Est Atb hesing oot4n er
The nube' af atq
MADRID, June 18.-The indications
are that the military will issue a pro
nunciamento in favor of Montpenser.
ATHRNS, June 1B.--Gustavus Flou
rena has been ordered to leave Grewe,
in accordance with the request of the
PARIs, June 18.-The irotifound.
era' strike throughout France is sus.
tained, in great part, by Englikh mon.
FI.oRENCE, June 18.-The mo u
ment in honor of the heroes of Solfe.
rino, will be unvieled on the 24th,
French and Austrian offioers partioi.
The Algerian rebels have submit.
ted to Frenoh authority. A Carlisb
expedition, attempting to cross into
Spain, near Bayonne, was stopped by
PillLADELPHR A, Juno 18.-A negio
musician was killed last night, for
striking the wife of the janitor of the
National Guards' Hall.
WasHINoox, June 1..-General
Young is urging, that unless Bing.
ham's, or sone such amendment is
adopted, the people wouldi greatly
prefer a government entirely in the
bands of the military, until the State
shall be properly organized for admis
sion into the (nion, and the State
have power to elect all officers of the
State in November. This will pro
bably be favored by many Democrats
and4 some lepublicans.
Cash in Treasury $109,000,000
gold and $21,500,000.
The Star has the following, regards
ing Ackerman : "It seems pretty cer
tain that the more radical Republi
cans will make an earnest effort to
procure the withdrawal of Mr. Ack
erman's nomination to the Attorney.
Generalship, or falling in that, to pre
vent his confirmation by the Senate.
This action grows otit of the parb
borne by Mr. Ackerman during the
late rebellion, in which It is alleged
he voluntarily took an active part for
about eighteen months. It appears
that the legal and political disabilities
imposed upon bit. Ackermati by the
14th Amendment were removed by
the Act approved en the 14th of De.
cember last, in which his name ap.
pears with about 1,000 otherd. The
opposition to hlui would seem, there'
fore) not to be based upon strictly le
gal objections, but rather upon the
question of propriety in the President
choosing a constitutional adviser irom
that class, while plenty 'of men, at
least equal In ability and reputation
to Mr. Aokernan, and without any
taint upon their patriotism, could be
had for the place.
In the [louse, the morning hour was
consumed on pensions. The Speaker
laid before the House the credentials
of B. F. Whittemore, member elect
from South Carolina. Logan object.
ed to swearing in the person claiming
to represent the State of South Caro.
lina, under these credentials. Farns'
worth muggeiedl that t.he cas be re
ferred to the Committee on Elections.
Logagn did not want the case to go to
the commIttee. The individual had
disgraced himself, and the journail f
the House so expressed it ; and it was
a quest ion for the House to decide for
itself. Farnsworth insisted that it
ought to go to the consmittee. Logan
said he did not wish t to go to the
committee, to be popiketed till after
Congress had adjourned ; he wanted
the question settled now ; the election
was not conteted-o'.ly the question
was, whether the House Would admit.
him. Farnsworth could not see how
the House could act, without a reporbt
to go upon *there was* no offielal re
cord; true, memnberg remembered the
proceedings some weeks ago, but they
could not go upon that. Logan, said
to refer it was to treat the case with
more consideration than i6 deserved ;
the House was familiar with all the
facts, and it was a mere question
whether they would allow him to oc.
opy a seat In this Congressu; whether
they would stand by whmat their own
moral sense, and the sense of the pieo,
ple prompted them to do; he' moved
the case be postponed to Tuesday
next, after morning hour ; agreed to.
Garfield offered a resolution, tha6
when a niemnber Is . expelled, or re
signs pending a resolution of ekpul
sltn, the eae should be referred to
the committee -is which- the resolution
of expulsion was Oensldered. Refer.
red to Comrniittee on Rules. A -large
numb* ot ptlvatfe claim. passed,....
Nuw Yonx, June 18, 7 P. M.-..
Cotton dull ; with sales of 800 bales,
'-uplands l. G*old 18.
OHAR.agvONq, Jlun l&'.-~ggon
dull--.midditng g0; e sles l00,bales i
LIVERPO,, Jgne )ge-oto clog.
ad slull---uplands l1t*; Qrleans I .
ales 8,000 bales.
imong $be distinguIshed arrivals at;
Lthe Niokerson Hius9 W. W. Sam -
ion, ELq., the renowned Radioaf &.
manoter of South Csrollna; Thongh
lofortaste in is. apeenltatin' hi,
iexcite eats ue (Ortanj heve
e esn his hiour oa ii1h
satem. reqeive their' most"'s
htiaistano.. A' Ist i 'o
3oseall ba o4y s th court
hOee isappa 000 indicate $b'at,
00 or 0,Oo0 ag -s ni' az~g~,
1ully for Ohris I
The kystaiderer around fnd About
the Cuidmbi Hutel, Thuriday aifter
noon, *ere excessjvely aronsed at, a
little lucidentth!at, there happened, in
whichi the Hon. Niles G. Parkor, State
Treasurer, and , Christopher Haynes
worth the well known and highly res,
pected barber whoV*isps a shop there,
were the parties.- . Obris, it seems, was
resiing from his shampooinig labors,
leaning Mginst one of the pillars in the
front of the Columbia Hotel, enjoying
his otiun cum dignitate, when up furs.
ously drave Mr. Niles G., with his
spanking racking roan and his golden
mounted buggy, and with a snap of the
finger to attract his attention, accosted
Christopher with a "Heigh, boy I hold
titls horse here I" Doubtless some idea
about a certain $90,000 must have cross.
ed the mind of the dignified barber, for,
with an air expressive of the most utter
contempt, he retorted : "I would
thank you, sir, to understand that I am
no boy, to come to-your snap or whistle.
I, sir, am a respectable man ; known
and recogn'sed to be such by the peo
le of this place ; and furthermore, sir,
have the honor to call myself an
honest man, and have the satisfaction
of knowing that other people so consider
me." Uttering these expressions with
all the force of an angry man, Chris
coolly turned upon his heel, and went
into his shop to tend a customer. The
Hoii. State Treasuier seemed dumb.
founded it first at the row he had raised,
but after, reflecting upon the matter,
very nobly determined to do the proper
ihing, an apologize to the gentleman.
But Chris was not so soon in a placable
mood, and expressed his desire that Mr.
Parker would keep his apologies till
they were wanted. Some folks say
Chris said something about his not
having anything to do with a thief, but
we think Chris too polte to use such a
term to the Treasurer of our noble
FiRsT AnnIVAL oP Coor.ivs DiRaOT
Pnomt HoNG KoNo.-A vessel has ar
rived at New Orleans direct from
Hong Kong, bringing a cargo of one
hundred and sixty-seven coolies. This
is the first lot of this class of laborers
received by the through sea route un
der the plan of labor importation ar
ranged last fall by Koopmanscheap.
While some Southern papers are in
dulging in gloomy forebodings in re
gard to the class of immigrants it is a
tource of satisfaction to see respects
ble prints like the New Orleans rorn.
mercial Bulletin referring to this arri
val in terms like the following:
Let these Chinese at rangers be dealt
with kindly and eons ;r;t:!y. Pzt
away uncharitable thoughts about
their being pagans, Put away super.
allious notions about their being bar
barians. Heaven knows their pagan
Ism, whatever its forms, on hardly
be, to moral and actual fact, more
hideous and nortentous than the kind
which consists in various fashions of
godless life and sentiment on the one
hand and In various tmodes of fetich.
iam or voudouism on the other.
It is to be hoped that this pioneer
royage may prove to be marked by
agreeable and profitable resulta to all
parties. The cry of the South about
he coolies should be "Let them come
mn." We are getting nearer and
rearer to the land of C onfucius every
iay.-N. Y. Herl.
The negro is now a free man.h 'He
is a citizen. Hie isea Voter, No mas
er can enslave him. No State carn
ppress hian. It is the interest of all
artles and of every society to treat
urn civilly and fairly. Legal artifiee
ian go no further. Th e law can do
so more. Now, suppose we let Sambo
'tide snd try our hand on the poor
t'hite slaves who have been neglected
o long. Sambo needs rest and the
ountry needs rest, and the poor white
laves want a breath of freedom. If
-ongress does not look to It, we should
et a Congress that will.-Losing,.
Wendell Phillips, the life-long A bo
Itlonist, in Isis recent address to the
egroes gives them this advice:
"WVe have now done for you all
hat we can do, the rest Is for your
elves; you are emaneipated, enfran
hised citizens of the United States,
lothed with the fullest political pow
rs; if you succeed or fail it will be
our own success or failure ; and I
ave but one word of parting advice
you-always act, astd vote, not as
epublicans, nor asDemoorata, but as
A Rocky Moututan paper, noting
se invention by a Chicago pasp of a
recess by which a dead body osa be
strified as hard an store, thsks the
I!ntor "ought to bocompansy our
roops on the frontier, whore be could
rive a pretty good business in petrify
ig Indians gud selling thenm fot to.
It turns ont that the negro woman
ho has just been appointed a clerk
the Fourth Auditor's offlee at
tsington Is merely a quadroon.
maner and Wilson and Butler wore
raier the Impression that she was a
Il-blooded negro, and they are now
Iking of having her diseharged as an
turns from 04egind iad ue soter
e Oleotion of ihp entire Deipecgetfo
aktioket, but of a meitn a
*gelsturq aao theS samep po Ia
IO5lesiops i.s ratber dajgag
4 * PMPM4 esator rillis.
Jln aopi atifnt aicad to
ery fintteep .eware miles of territo.
Sr#ve. has one tQ ever1 twg ty.
4 ~ttafione t eigg nie,
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