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E. B. MURRAY, Editor.
THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 10,1880.
SIX MONTHS._ 75.
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
Gkn. JOHNSON HAGOOD.
For Ueuten ant-Governor.
Get. J. D. KENNEDY.
For Comptroller General.
J. C. COIT, Esq.
For Secretary of State.
- Col. R M. SIMS.
For Attorney General.
Gen. LEBOY P. YOUMANS.
For Superintendent of Education.
Maj. HUGH S. THOMPSON.
For Adjutant and Inspector General.
Get. ARTHUR M. MANIGAULT.
For State Treasurer.
Col. J. P. RICHARDSON.
For Presidential Electors.
At Large?Hon. John L. Manning, Col.
First District?Gen. E. W. Moise.
/Second D?trkt?Hon. C. H. Simonton.
Third District?J. S. Murray, Esq.
Fourth District?CoL Cad. Jones.
Fifth District?Son. G. W. Croft.
It is sometimes profitable not to be too
prominent The presidential lightning
has struck Garfield because he was not a
prominent candidate for the nomination.
The nomination of Garfield and Ar?
thur muddies the presidential race. We
must nominate our strongest and best
men. It might not be a bad idea to make
the ticket Hancock and Potter.
Poor Blaine. He has long been in
sight of the White House, but alas, like
hundreds of better men who have seemed
like him to be almost there, he always
fails to get there. It is pitiable to be
so near, and yet to remain so far off.
CoL Robert G, Ingersoll, the noted in?
fidel, is Blaine's chief manager at the
Chicago Convention. A well informed
contemporary says that the fact that In?
gersoll does not believe in a God renders
it very appropriate that he should believe
in Jim Blaine.
The nomination of Garneld and Ar?
thur by the Republicans is a very strong
one, and will unite all factions of the
party. With the best ticket we can pos?
sibly nominate against them there will
he no child's play in the presidential
canvass this year.
Gen. John B. Gordon is addressing the
citizens in the leading' cities of Georgia
upon the issues made over his resigna?
tion as United States Senator. He com?
pletely refutes any suspicion of bargain
or sale, and so far his course has been
marked by grand ovations at every point
at which he has stopped.
The Field boom is on the increase, and
the learned Judge now ranks as a very
prominent Democratic candidate for the
Presidency. In our opinion his recent
State rights opinions as a Judge of the
Supreme Court would not render him an
available Presidential candidate. No
man, however, would make a better Pres?
The South Carolina delegation to Cin?
cinnati is uninstructed as to the Presi?
dential candidate, but it is understood
that all will vote for Senator Bayard.
No better man can be selected, and no
other from all of the conspicuous names
presented for the Convention's considera?
tion will be so sure to command success
for the Democratic party. The members
from this State will battle in a good cause
by working for Senator Bayard's nomina?
No man has ever been elected Presi?
dent of the United States while a mem?
ber of the Senate. It is very much to be
regretted that such has been the case, for
very frequently the ablest and best of our
public men are United States Senators,
and their experience and training emi?
nently fit them for the duties of the
White House. It is about time that this
neglect of the Senate should be checked,
and it would be very apropos to do bo
by the nomination of Senator Bayard at
The Toledo Blade suggests that it
would be good policy for the Democrats
uow to take up Grant and run him for
president, and thinks he could be elected.
Grant, however, is politically dead. He
has allowed his ambition to over-shadow
his patriotism, and his nomination would
kill any political party. The Republi?
cans knew this, and avoided the blunder.
It is ridiculous to think the Democrats
would even consider the question, after
their Greeley experience of eight years
ago. _ | _
The defeat of Gen. Grant for the Re
? publican nomination for president is a
great triumph for our free institutions,
and guarantees to us under the adminis?
tration of either party a perpetuation of
the principles of Republican Govern?
ment The third term, Cscsarism and
imperialism have been buried for another
century, and therefore we have the satis
faction of knowing that .the result of the
Chicago Convention ho* been beneficial to
the country, even if it has presented a
stronger and better man for the presi?
dency than Grant.
The negro delegates to Chicago
lived in ciover during the Radical
Convention. They were wined and
dined and quartered in handsome style
at the leading hotels by the managers of
the different presidential aspirants to
euch an extent that they wished the Con?
vention would never end. The native j
negroes about Chicago found out how
free the hospitality was going, and dress?
ing themselves up in their best pretended
to be delegates and were treated in royal
style until the ruse was discovered. The
candidates were iu a close place, and had
to curry favor with the delegates to the
Convention without regard to race, color
or previous condition. They knew that
the negro delegates could vote, and there?
fore they were allies not to be neglected.
At nominating conventions the negro
gets even with the white Radical, if he
.cannot do so anywhere else.
DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVENTION.
The Democratic State Convention,
which closed its session last week, was
marked by a very practical and business?
like proceeding. There was no effort at
display on the part of any member of the
Convention, and all seemed to have a
common aqd earnest desire to do that
which was best for South Carolina and
for the Democratic party. There were
differences of opinion, which were earn?
estly and persistently fought for by those
differing, but there was not one which
amounted to more than a difference as to
policy, and that, too, upon questions of
policy about which the people of the
State cared nothing, except so far as the
decision might effect the common end?
the certainty of carrying the coming
election. This being the case there is
nothing strange in the satisfactory results
reached by the Convention. The pro?
priety of June nominations being settled
by a majority of nineteen votes ended
the difference with all, except a few who
hate to admit that they could ever be
mistaken about anything, and even they
were in full accord with the purposes
and results of the Convention. There
was singular unanimity of choice as to
candidates in the Convention. Gen.
Hagood was the first choice of at least
one hundred and thirty out of the one
hundred and fifty-eight delegates, and of
the candidates said to be before the Con?
vention he would have received one
hundred and forty-seven votes, which
practically amounted to unanimity. It
was not, therefore, to be wondered that
he was unopposed in the Convention,
and was nominated by acclamation with?
out a dissenting voice. The only opposi?
tion manifested to the remainder of the
ticket was consequent to a disposition as
far as possible to distribute the ticket
over the State, and, although this has not
been done as completely as would have
been desirable, the Convention has done
its work well, and receives the apprecia?
tion and approval of the people of the
whole State; for although there is not a
man on the ticket from a large section of
the up-country, still we have the satisfac?
tion of knowing that there is not a man
upon the ticket who is other than fully
capable and qualified, to discharge effi?
ciently and satisfactorily the duties of
the office for which he has been nomi?
nated. Sectional lines were completely
ignored in the Convention, as they
should be, and members voted as citizens
of South Carolina, and not as residents
of any particular portion of the State.
It was certainly pleasant to see the rep?
resentatives from the very mountain
counties voting for Gen. Kennedy for
Lieutenant-Governor, and the represen?
tatives from Charleston voting for Col.
Lipscomb for Secretary of State, al?
though in each instance men nearer the
representatives indicated were put before
In the selection of this ticket circum?
stances have given to the lower and mid?
dle country nearly the whole State ticket,
and it may prove best, for in the conn
ties with large Republican majorities
there is a great deal of genuine hard
work to be done, which will require all
of the local enthusiasm and encourage?
ment which can be given to secure Dem?
ocratic victories in them. The most sol?
idly Democratic counties in the State
presented no candidates to the Conven?
tion, and of course got no places on
the ticket. This course on the part of
these counties will not lose its effect upon
the future of South Carolina, and when
the work in November is over we have
no donbt the wisdom and patriotism of
our whole people will stand forth more
conspicuous than ever, and no mean
place in the appreciation and gratitude
of the State will be assigned these coun?
ties which have asked for none of the
offices, but which propose to do a very
large and important part of the voting.
The nominees of the Democratic party
and its platform are before the people,
and as sure as the ides of November
arrive they will be carried to a triumph?
ant victory at the polls. The canvass
will not actively open until after the
crops have been laid by, and then the
State expects every man to do his duty.
The campaign will be kept just as hot as
may be necessary to ensure victory. The
pressure from the opposition will, in a
large measure, determine the course of
the canvass, but one thing is certain,
and that is, that as much time and work
and effort will be invested in this cam?
paign as. may be necessary to render the
election of the ticket at the bead of these
columns absolutely safe.
The people of Camden are determined
to put a stop to the carrying of concealed
weapons and to dueling if Town ordi?
nances and anti-dueling associations can
effect it. The Town Council of that
place has passed an ordinance forbidding
the carrying of concealed weapons within
the corporate limits of the town, and on
last Thursday evening the organization
of the "Camden and Kershaw anti-Duel?
ing Association" was perfected, with
Judge J. B. Kershaw as president. The
objects of the association shall be "to
train, educate and organize the public
opinion and moral sense of the people to
a true perception of the crimiuality of
this wicked and pernicious practice. To
I take proper measures to procure an ad?
justment of all personal difficulties which
j might tend to involve any of our fellow
citizens in a duel. To use and enforce
all legal means of preventing any of our
fellow-citizens from engaging in a duel.
To enforce the laws against dueling in
every case of their violation hereafter
occurring in the County of Kershaw,
whether the same shall consist of send?
ing, accepting or bearing a challenge, or
the fighting of a duel, or the counselling,
aiding or abetting any of these offences."
The co-operation and assistance "of all
good citizens, all of the humane and
benevolent, all who wish well to the
community, all Christian people and
ministers, and all who are in any way
responsible for public opinion, or can
influence it any respect," are cordially
invited. Similar associations in other
towns of the State might be organized
and conducted to the general welfare of
society and the public morals of our
country. Dueling is a practice of the
past, and should be buried with it. The
association in Camden will command the
respect of tbe people of the whole State,
for it seeks to correct an eyil which is
becoming entirely too common of lato
years in South Carolina. The gentlemen
composing the organization have set a
worthy example to their fellow-citizens
of other portions of the State. Who
will be first to follow this example?
R. B. Elliott, in the nomination of can?
didates at the Chicago Convention, Baid
that if any candidate goes into the com?
ing canvass relying upon the vote of any
Southern State for his election he would
fail. He said : "We may put the votes
in the ballot-box, but we are powerless
to have them counted for the nominee."
In the first part of what he said Elliott
was perfectly correct. No Republican
can carry any Southern State, but Elliott
seeks to furnish as campaign thunder a
statement which he cannot substantiate
and which facts do not warrant. South
Carolina went Democratic in 1876, when
the Republicans had the boards of can?
vassers and managers of election. It is
certain that they counted all the Repub?
lican votes which were put in the boxes,
and, in some instances, it is believed a
few thousand extra votes were enume?
rated for the Republican side. The ex?
cuse lies in something else than an unfair
count. The trouble to the Radicals is
that the Democrats out-vote them in the
Southern States, and they had as well
own up and quit wasting their time in
politics. Republicanism in the South
has buried itself forever in its own cor?
ruption and venality.
The Republicans cannot boast of a
harmonious Convention at Chicago. The
rival factions have been bitter and fierce
towards each other, and scars of the bat?
tle will remain for a long time to weaken
and jeopardize the supremacy of Radi?
calism. There may be a quasi support
of the nominee by all of the leaders, but
it may be put down as reasonably sure
that many of the defeated men are not
going to give themselves a great deal of
trouble about carrying the election. It
may hurt them to be beaten, but still
they would take such pleasure in telling
the winning men after their candidate is
defeated "I told you so."
The Greenbackers and Democrats of
Maine have nominated the same ticket
for State officers, with Gen. Harris M.
Plaisted, of Bangor, as the candidate for
Governor. He was for years a Republi?
can, and the nomination is said to be a
very strong one, so much so that the
Boston Herald says that if Blaine is not
nominated at Chicago the State of Maine
will become one of the most doubtful
and hotly contested States in the Union
in the coming presidential campaign.
Things do not seem to be going altogeth?
er serene for the Republicans this year.
Early or Late Nominations.
In an editorial upon this subject the
Netvs and Courier says:
We are confident that the action of the
State Convention will receive the ap?
proval of the Democracy of the State.
The Committee on Resolutions, consist?
ing of one delegate from each county,
reported a resolution in favor of early
nominations, embodying a request to the
State Committee "to open the State can?
vass at such time as, in their judgment,
will least disturb the agricultural in?
terests of the State." The vote upon the
motion to substitute the minority report,
in favor of August nominations, was 67
to 86, and the majority report was adop?
ted by a vote of 84 to 63. A majority of
counties and of delegates were in favor
of immediate nominations. It was bold?
ly asserted that the majority vote in the
Convention did not represent a majority
of the Democratic vote, but the returns
of the last State election tell a different
tale. Ranging the several counties for
and against June nominations, and tak?
ing as the basis of the calculation the
vote for Hampton in 1878, the result is
I as follows:
For June. Against June.
, Aiken. 5,009 .
Barnwell. 5,770 .
Beaufort. 445 .
Charleston. 14,261 .
Chesterfield. 1,564 .
Clarendon. 2,158 .
Colleton. 4,340 .
Darlington. 3,792 .
Georgetown. 1,381 .
Hampton. 3,847 .
Laurens. 3,037 .
Grangeburg. 4,153 .
Spartanburg. 3,166 .
Sumter. 4,758 . |
Williamsburg. 3,091 .
Totals. 66,366 53,183
Majority for June. 13,183
Early nominations were desired, there?
fore, by a majority of the counties, by a
majority of their delegates, and by a ma?
jority of the Democratic voters of the
State. Really, however, there is no
power to go "behind the returns" and in?
quire whether the vote of a Convention
correctly represents the sentimeuts of the
people. The right to make a final de?
cision must rest somewhere, and in the
Democratic party the State Convention
is the tribunal from whose judgment
there is no appeal. By the action of the
State Convention every Democrat is
bound. The Democratic minority in
South Carolina hitherto have always
given a generous support to the decision
of the majority, for the minority know
that in no other way can the unity of the
party be maintained, and the continuance
of Democratic rule be assured. It will
be so in the present canvass. There was
an honest difference of opinion, and,
now that the State Convention has
spoken, all true Democrats will be of one
mind and have but one object?Victory
all along the line in November!
? Senator Hoar, in his speech as pre?
siding officer of the Chicago Convention,
charged the Democracy with opposition
to fair elections and a free ballot. The
Washington Post cruelly but opportune?
ly reminds Mr. Hoar that in his own
State, and under laws which he helped
put on the statute books, there is more
crime against the right of suffrage than
in any other State or section. In that
State 136,000 men are disfranchised,
mauy of them because, within the past
few years, when they could not get work,
they were obliged to accept public
charity in the shape of food for their
families, or medicine or a coffin for the
sick or dead of their households. This
is the sort of free ballot for which Mr.
Hoar contends. If he and those who co?
operate with him could regulate suffrage,
no poor man would vote at all, and no
rich man would be permitted to vote
against thp Republican party.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
Gleanings from our State Exchanges.
Abbeville Press and Banner: Never at
any time since the war has there been
such an unsupplied demand for labor.
It has been with difficulty that many
planters secured hands to cut their oats,
even at high prices. We need more reap?
ers.Dr. Bonner has returned from
Glenn Spring, and is now at home in
Due West. It is said that his health is
somewhat improved, though he is still in a
precarious condition.There eeems to
be a very general desire on the part of
our citizens to attend the Cincinnati Con?
vention, and we think it quite likely that
a number of our business men will go.
.The oat crop has been a bountiful
one, and the greater portion has already
Abbeville Medium: The cotton crop
of thi3 county is in a more flourishing
condition now than usual for this season
of the year. The farmers generally have
their crops pretty clean, although in some
places there is a good deal of grass-.
Spartanburg Herald: At a meeting of
the creditors and stockholders of the
Spartanburg and Asheville Road recent?
ly held at Spartanburg, Mr. R. Y. Mc
Aden proposed to furnish all the money
needed to complete the road to Asheville
on the condition that a first mortgage be
given him on the line between that
place and Henderson.
Newberry Herald: Two negro women
in the Cromer Township have lately lost
their babies in a mysterious way. One
I of the women says she left hers in the
field, and the buzzards carried it away.
I Thu other gives no explanation. No in?
vestigation has been instituted, and there
have been no arrests.Coroner E. C.
I Longshore held an inquest Wednesday
I over a negro child, three days old, that
1 died from an overdose of morphine, ad
I ministered by its mother, Hester Harris.
I This was the woman's fifth child, and
I none have ever lived beyond seven
months. She has never been married,
j Lancaster Ledger: Within the last
I week seven milch cows havo been killed
I in a body of woods just northeast of the
I village. There is no clue as to who the
I guilty party is. The cows belonged to
different persons in the village. One was
I a fine Jersey cow, the property of Dr. J.
H. Foster, and which he valued at $100.
J Kershaw Gazette: There is a good deal
of cotton still in the country. Hardly a
j day passes that one or two bales are not
I brought in, while some days witness the
I sale of from ten to twenty bales. This is
I a substantial evidence of a better and
I healthier condition among our farmers.
I Greenville Advertiser: An anti-duel
I ling society has been organized here.
I Since the first of last September 20,400
bales of the staple have been shipped
J from this poiut, and yet there remains a
I considerable quantity throughout the
j Chester Reporter: The first collection
I of taxes in this county amounted to
j $6,600, about one-seventh of the entire
I levy.Good stands of corn and cotton ;
j the work of "chopping out" is pretty well
j over, and the young crops are generally
J looking well.
I? Newberry Herald: Tuesday night,
I 25th ult. Josh Douglass shot and killed
J Brown Douglass on Mr. Walter W.
I Hodge's place, near Maybinton. There
J were no witnesses to the killing, but Josh
Igave the following particulars: During
j the night he heard some one breaking in -
I to his corn-crib; taking his shot-gun and
I pistol he went out. Brown saw him and
I fled. Josh pursued and fired once with
I his gun ana then twice with his pistol,
j Every shot took effect?the gun in the
I side, one pistol shot in the arm and the
I other in the breast. Death ensued in
j wenty-four hours.
i Yorkville Enquirer: We learn that the
I contract for erecting the monument at
King's Mountain, to be completed ready
for the reception of the bronze figure
which is to surmount it, has been award?
ed to Mr. McNincb, of Charlotte, who
I undertakes to do the work for $2,600. It
is to be built of granite, which can be
obtained within about three miles of the
ground on which it is to be erected.
J Lancaster Review: Col. J. D. Wylie
I made 400 bushels of red rust proof oats
on 3} acres. The small grain crop is
I much more encouraging than it was a
few weeks ago, and it is now thought an
average crop will be made.
Lexington Dispatch: A few days ago
there could have been seen on the plan?
tation of Mr. R. M. Shull, who lives a few
j miles from this place, a young goat that
had four eyes, two noses, two mouths, two
I tongues and two chins. This is true, if
I men who are not in the habit of seeing
double are to be believed. This goatish
j monstrosity lived about threedays.
! Edgefield Advertiser: On Thursday
J night last, about 9 o'clock a negro man,
named Harper Bauskett, living on Dr.
j John Mobley's plantation, near Red
I Bank Church, was shot and instantly
J killed by some person unseen and un?
known. He had for a ? little while
I before gone into his house from
cutting grain, and as he crossed the open
door with a light in his hand, the fatal
I bullet was fired from without, and did
J its work instantly. The murdered
man was living with another man's
wife, and she was with him in the house
at the time of his death. An inquest
was held by Trial Justice E. B. Forrest,
I and a verdict rendered according with the
I Edgefield Monitor: A disgraceful row
j occurred at the Ready Branch (colored)
Church in Norris Township, about six
miles North of Ridge Springs, in which
I knives, pistols, and clubs were used, with
j the following result: Ike Lott, stabbed
I in the back; Mose Lott, shot in the arm ,
Stance Padgett, shot three times fatally,
j (has since died) and Wash Coleman, arm
[knocked out of joint. The difficulty
grew out of the Gates murder, some of
the parties having been implicated and
I others were witnesses. We understand
whiskey was sold from jugs in the vicini?
ty of the church and that these parties,
or some of them at least, were considera?
bly under the influence of this fluid pro?
moter of riota. Js there no way to stop
the unlawful selling of whiskey on such
Aiken Joural and Review: From every
section of the County, from the Edisto to
the So*vannah, come in reports of good
crops. The oat crop in this section was
particularly fine, and is now mostly gath?
ered, the weather having been very fa?
vorable for the past two weeks. Cotton
and COra cropi are growing fast and look
Trouble in Hamburg.?Augusta,
Ga., June 4th.?Monday afternoon sev?
eral women living in Hamburg were
summoned before the Intendant and war?
dens to testify in regard to a row which
occurred in the house where they resided.
One named Sally Shinall, a white wo?
man, who recently lived in Augusta, du?
ring the progress of the trial several
times made use of abusive language in
regard to the defendant. She was finally
adjudged in contempt and ordered to be
put in the lock-up. She was taken in
charge by Creigbton Matheny, the town
marshal, who started with her to the
guardhouse. After proceeding with her
a short distance the officer struck her on
the head with a club. He and his friends
say that she resisted violently, and he
was obliged to strike her. The friends of
the woman say that she did not resist,
but merely sat down on the grouud and
refused to go, and that thereupon the
officer struck her a violent blow on the
side of the head with his club. She was
carried to her home, and died this after?
noon about 2 o'clock. Trial Justice Clet
seu summoned a jury, and held an in?
quest. A post mortem examination was
held, and the surgeon determined that
the woman came to her death from the
blow. The jury have not yet returned a
verdict. Matheny was arrested and car?
ried to Aiken. The woman's brother
threatens to kill him on sight.?Special
Dispatch to the News and Courier.
THE STRUGGLE OVER.
GAR FIELD WEN'S AS A DARK HORSE.
The Republican Platform and Nominee?
The End of Grant and BInlne.
The Convention which assembled in
Chicago on the 2nd inst. was one of the
most intensely exciting meetings which
has ever been held by the Republicans.
The delegates arrived early, and the
greatest electioneering and manipulation
possible was begun from the very first by
the managers of the respective candi?
dates. At first it was rumored that
Grant had the organization of the Con?
vention through Don Cameron, chairman
of the National Republican Executive
Committee, but the committee, on which
a majority of the members were anti
Grant men, decided to depose him if he
did not act fairly, upon which he grace?
fully submitted to the inevitable, and
agreed to nominate for temporary chair?
man Hon. George F. Hoar, of Massa?
chusetts. Mr. Hoar was unanimously
elected temporary chairman, and after
j wards permanent president of the Con?
vention, which gave the organization, its
committees, and so forth, to the anti
Grant party. The whole of Wednesday,
Thursday and Friday, together with the
greater part of Saturday, was consumed
in deciding the cases of contesting dele?
gations. These decisions were, for the
most part, unfavorable to the Grant party,
be losing eighteen votes by it from the
State of Illinois alone. The Convention
then adopted a rule abrogating the pre?
vious rule, which required the States to
vote solidly, giving the majority of a
delegation from a State the right to cast
I the whole vote of the delegation. Under
I the new rule, by which members voted
I as they pleased, Grant lost, in addition
to the eighteen votes from Illinois,
twenty-six from Pennsylvania, and nine?
teen from New York, besides quite a
number of delegates from other States.
The following Executive Committee was
then elected for the next four years:
Alabama, Paul Stroeback; Arkansas,
S. W. Doisey; California, Horace Davis;
Colorado, John L. Routt; Connecticut,
Marshall Jewell; Delaware, Christian
Febiger; Florida, William W. Hicks;
Georgia, James B. Deveaux; Illinois,
John A. Logan; Indiana, John C. New;
Iowa, John S. Runnells; Kansas, John
A. Martin; Kentucky, W. 0. Bradley ;
Louisiana, H. C. Warmouth; Maine,
William T. Frye; Maryland, James A.
Cary; Massachusetts, John M. Forbes;
Michigan, James D. Stone; Minnesota,
D. M. Sabin ; Mississippi, George C. Mc
Kee; Missouri, C. J. Filley; Nebraska,
James W. Dawes; Nevada, John W.
Mackey; New Hampshire, W. E. Chan?
dler; New Jeasey, George A. Halsey;
New York, Thomas C. Platt; North Car?
olina, W. R. Canady; Ohio, W. C.
Cooper; Oregon, D. C. Ireland; Penn?
sylvania, J. D. Cameron (unanimously);
Rhode Island, W. A. Pierce; South Car?
olina, Samuel Lee; Tennessee, William
Rule; Texas, not ready ; Vermont, Geo.
? W. Hooker; Virginia, Samuel M. Jones;
West Virginia, John N. Mason; Wiscon?
sin, Elihu Enos; Arizona, R. C. McCor
mick; Dakota, unable to agree; District
of Columbia, not ready; Idaho, George
L. Shoup; Montana, O. H. Betty; New
Mexico, S. T. Elkin ; Utah, W. Bennett;
Washington Territory, T. T. Minor;
Wyomiug, Joseph L. Cary.
The committee on platform next made
its report, which was adopted, and of
which the following is a synopsis :
The resolutions, after viewing the ad?
ministration of the Republican party, ask
for the continued confidence and support
of the people, and submit for their ap?
proval the following statements of the
principles and purposes which will con?
tinue to inspire it :
[ First. The work of the last 21 years
has been such as commends itself to the
I favor of the nation, and the fruits of past
victories should be preserved. The dis?
severed Union happily restored should
be perpetuated, credit should never be
impaired, and reviving industries be fur?
Second. The Constitution is a supreme
law and not a mere contract of confeder?
ated States. It made the sovereign States;
it made the Nation. Some powers are de?
nied to the Nation, while others are de?
nied to the States, but the boundary be?
tween the powers delegated and those
reserved is to be determined by the Na?
tion and not by the State tribunals,
j Third. Popular education is to be left
to the care of the States, but it is the
duty of the National Government to aid
that work to the extent of its Constitu?
Fourth. The Constitution should be
amended so as to forbid the Legislature
of each State making any law respecting
the establishment of religion, and so as
to forbid the appropriation of public
funds to the support of sectarian schools.
Fifth. Duties levied for tho purpose of
revenue should so discriminate as to fa?
vor American labor. No further grants
of public domain should be made to rail?
way corporations. Slavery having per?
ished in the States, its twin barbarity,
polygamy, must die in the territories.
Everywhere protection should be ac?
corded to citizens of American adoption.
The party acknowledges its obligation
to the men who preserved its integrity in
the hour of battle. Congress and the
treaty-making power should restrain and
limit Chinese immigration.
Seventh. Endorses the administration
Eighth. The Democratic party to ob?
tain possession of the National and State
governments, and control of place and
position, have obstructed all effort to
promote purity and to conserve free?
dom of suffrage, and have devised fraud?
ulent certificates and returns ? have
labored to unseat lawfully elected
members of Congress, to secure at all
hazards the vote of the majority of States
in the House of Representatives. Have
endeavored to occupy by force and fraud
places of trust given to others by the
people of Maine, which attempt was re?
sented by the courage and action of
Maine's patriotic sons. Have attached
partizan legislation to appropriation bills
upon which the very exercise of govern?
ment depended. Have crushed the rights
of individuals, advocated tho principles
and sought the favor of rebellion against
the nation, and endeavored to obliterate
the sacred memories of war and overcome
its inestimably valuable results of na?
tionality, personal freedom and individ?
ual equality. The equal enforcement of
law and the protection of all citizens in
the enjoyment of all privileges and im?
munities guaranteed by the Constitution
are the first duties of the nation. The
danger of a solid South can only be aver?
ted by the faithful performance of every
promise which the nation has made to
its citizens, The execution of the laws
and the punishment of all those who vi?
olate them are the only safe methods
with which enduring peace can be se?
cured and genuine prosperity established
throughout the South. The Solid South
must be divided by the peaceful agencies
of the ballot, and opinions must there find
freer expression, and to this end honest
votes must be protected against terror?
ism, violence and fraud.
The nomination of candidates was
next proceeded with, and the following
nominations were put before the Con?
James F. Joy, of Michigan, rose and
took the platform in response to numer?
ous calls. After some reference to the
public life of his proposed nominee he
presented for nomination to the Presi?
dency James G. Blaine. The mention
oi the name was received with grand
demonstrations of applause.
The renewed mention of Elaine's name
at the conclusion of Joy's speech was
the signal for another wild scene of con?
fusion and excitement, the larger half of
the audience and all the Elaine delegates
rising and cheering vociferously, waving
flags, fans, hats, umbrellas, &c., most
frantically. The lady who was so con?
spicuous in the remarkable scene last
night is said to be Mrs. Chas. F. Deems,
widow* of a soldier, of New York, and
the flag which she displayed is said to
have been Lincoln's. Slie was present
again to-night on the platform swinging
her flag in one hand and her fan in the
other, and cheering like mad, until the
bystanders pulled her down from her
seat and tore the flag in tatters in their
efforts to take it from her, while she
folded it about her person and struggled
for its possession. The confusion con?
tinued fully ten minutes, when a loud
voiced delegate succeeded in attracting
attention, and demanded to know wheth?
er the Convention was not capable of
protecting itself from the mob in the gal?
Pixley seconded the nomination of
Blaine in a speech of considerabe length.
When Minnesota was called, E. F.
Drake presented the name of Win. Win
dora, which was also received with great,
but speedily subsiding applause.
When New York was called Conkling
rose, mounted the reporter's platform
aud then took a position on the reporter's
table. He, too, was received with long
continued and vociferous, though not
such a general or apparently spontaneous
cheering. His mention of the name of
Grant was received with renewed demon?
strations lasting two or thtee minutes.
The speech was an eloquent panegyric
on the life and services of Grant. The
need of the hour, he said, was not a can?
didate who could carry States which are
surely Republican, hut one who can carry
doubtful States South as well as North.
Grant could carry the doubtful State of
New York, and several in the South.
[Applause.] He briefly reviewed the
third term objection to Grant, and urged
that it was no objection to any man
weighed in the balance aud not found
wanting. |Cries of "time, time."]?
Conkling paid no attentiou to-hese cries
and was soon permitted to proceed. To?
wards the conclusion he said the Con?
vention was master of a supreme oppor?
tunity. It could make the next Presi?
dent, and also make sure of his peaceful
inauguration. It can break that power
which mildews the South. Democratic
success is a menace to order and progress,
which this Convention can overthrow
and emancipate the solid South. It can
make the Republican army march to
certain victory, with its greatest marshal
at its head.
As Conkling took his seat there was
another scene of disorder aud immense
cheering by the supporters of Grant,
which continued fifteen minntes.
Bradley, of Kentucky, seconded
Grant's [nomination in a brief but elo?
quent five minutes' speech.
When Ohio was called, Garfield, amid
great cheering, advanced to the same po?
sition which Conkling had occupied, and,
when order was restored, said that he
was always touched by the sentiments in
honor of a great and noble man. He
had seen the sea in its fury of storm. It
was a grand sight; but he remembered
that, after all, it is the calm level of the
sea from which all heights and depths
are measured. He counselled them to a
calm and quiet consideration in the hour
of determining their dui;ies. He nomi?
nated John Sherman.
[Note by the Reporter. | The applause
and noise which followed Sherman's
nomination came from those who made
up in their persistent effort what they
lacked in numbers. The Chair did not
seem to feel called upon to make any
effort to check it, and so much additional
time was wasted until finally a storm of
hisses reduced the unruly members and
spectators to comparative quiet.
Winkler, of Wisconsin, and Elliott, of
South Carolina, (colored) seconded Sher?
man's nomination, the latter taking the
opportunity also to pay a graceful com?
pliment to Blaine. He said if any can?
didate went into a canvass relying on the
vote of any Southern State for his elec?
tion he would fail. We may put the
votes in the ballot-box, but we are pow?
erless to have them counted for the nom?
Vermont being called, Billings rose to
put in nomination the name of Senator
Sdraonds as the most fitting name to be
borne upon the Republican banner. The
nomination was seconded by Sand ford,
Cassiday, of Wisconsin, presented the
name of Elihu B. Washburne, of Illi?
nois, as that of a man who would give
unity to the party, and who is at once
capable and worthy of public confidence,
which his merits command. Washburne's
name was received with marked approval.
Brandage, of Connecticut, seconded the
nomination. This, he said, was a faith?
ful, sterliug Republican whose name
was the only name sure of carrying
every doubtful State, and thus securing
victory for Republican principles. He
urged" that Washburne's name would
rally the German vote, and thus secure
New York and redeem Connecticut, and
aid powerfully in securing the Republican
control of the National Senate. The
speech was one of the strongest of the
night, but the late hour forbids justice
in its report. On motion of Morse, of
Massachusetts, the Convention at 11.50
adjourned till 10 a. m. Monday.
On Monday morning the ballotting
began, and the first vote resulted as fol?
lows : Grant 304, Blaine 284, Sherman
93, Edmunds 34, Washburne 30, Win
During the day twenty-eight ballots
were had without any striking changes.
The last ballot stood: Grant 307, Blaine
279, Sherman 92, Edmunds 31, Wash?
burne 35, Windom 10, Garfield 2.
On Tuesday the ballotting was renew?
ed, and continued up to the thirty-sixth
ballot. The last three stood as follows :
Grant 312, Blaine 275, Sherman 101,
Edmunds 11, Washburne 32, Windom 4,
Grant 313, Blaine 257, Sherman 101,
Edmunds 11, Washburne 23, Windom 3,
Grant 311, Blaine 42, Garfield 397.
Gen. John A. Garfield having received
a majority of all the votes of the Con?
vention was declared duly nominated for
President, amid the wildest excitement
and tremendous applause.
Ex-Collector Arthur, of New York,
was on first ballot nominated for Vice
President, and the Convention having
completed its business adjourned sine die
on Tuesday, the 8th inst., having been in
session six days,
Race-Prejudice at the North.?
New York, June 1.?As the colored com?
panies, composing the rear of the Deco?
ration procession, yesterday, were return?
ing from Cypress Hill Cemetery to the
station of the Rapid Transit Road, in
East New York, they were assaulted by a
gang of roughs, and a riot ensued, in
which a policeman named Hallield re?
ceived a dangerous sabre cut on his
The colored men arc said to- have
charged on the police and roughs alike,
but being overpowered by numbers were
compelled to run for their lives. The
Btreets were filled with an excited mob,
and several persons injured. The cap?
tain and sergeant of the Veteran Colored
Guard were arrested.
Gen GARY.?The following resolution
was offered in the South Carolina Demo?
cratic Convention by Mr. B. F. Millor, of
Lancaster, and adopted unanimously:
Resolved, That this Convention, assem?
bled in its wisdom, hereby expresses the
most profound admiration for the ability,
statesmanship and distinguished service
rendered the parly by the lion ". W.
Gary, and that we do hereby tcnOor our
unfeigned thanks and appreciation of his
character, his unswerving patriotism and
devotion to the best interests of the Slate
of South Carolina.
? Women vote in Wyoming, are well
treated by the men, and the married wo?
men don't always vote as their husbands
do, cither. It is noted, further, that the
women arc sure to vote against candidates
of dissipated or immoral habits.
A Miraculous Escape.
Walterboro', June 4.?An accident
and most remarkable escape from immi?
nent danger happened to our worthy
sheriff, Robert Black, Esq., while cross?
ing Buck Head Causeway, twelve miles
from our town, on Sunday last. Return?
ing home with his wife and three little
ones in his buggy, in crossing a bridge
his horse refused to pass over a hole in it
and begun backing. The structure being
very steep, ridiculously so, facilitated the
movement of the horse, when in a trice
the vehicle and its occupants were pre?
cipitated into the creek, the horse re?
maining perched with his fore legs on the
bridge dangling above the terror struck
family. More remarkable still, this po?
sition wa3 held by the horse not only
till the party could get out of the buggy,
but for the space of a half-hour at least,
as Mr. Black thinks. For ono of his
feet getting entangled in some way he
cannot well account for, he had to ask
the assistance of a friend who luckily was
crossing the bridge at the same time, and
m'ho, after extricating Mr. B., who was
not able to walk from the injury to his
ankle in the fall, next cut the harness
from the horse. After all this the friend
went for assistance on foot to a farm
house three-quarters of a mile distant,
and returned with assistance, all afoot, to
within one hundred feet of the bridge
before the horse fell from sheer ex?
haustion. The time, therefore, which
the animal sustained himself by his fore
legs and jaws, by pressing his under-jaws
on the bridge, is not over-calculated we
think. It is singular, too, no one was
jolted from the buggy in the fall nor in?
jured in the slightest, save Mr. Black,
whose ankle was wrenched in some way,
and though painful, not at all seriously
injured ; while the horse, in making the
amends for the mishap by not falling on
his master, received no harm after flop?
ping down from his perch.?Correspon?
dence of the News and Courier.
Col. Cash and Col. Depass.?Co?
lumbia, June 4.?A meeting, yesterday,
on the State line, near Cheraw, between
Col. Cash and Col. Depass, was prevented
by the arrest of the latter at Chesterfield
Court House. Col. Cash and his party
were on the ground when Col. Blair, the
second for Capt. Depass, arrived with
information of the arrest.
? Richard B. Connolly, who was Con?
troller under the Tweed Ring in New
York, died in France the other day. He
is said to have stolen ?8,000,000 and ab?
sconded with the larger part of it. He
offered to compromise for $600,000, but
the offer was declined. He is said to
have had great remorse, but did not
make restitution The bulk of his stolen
fortune was lost in speculation.
? The recent splendid discoveries of
gold in White, Lumpkin, Dawson, and,
indeed, all over Northeast Georgia, has
done more to develop this magnificent
mining region than all the newspaper
writing and individual talking that has
been done since the war. These practi?
cal demonstrations are bringing in hosts
of experienced miners and capitalists to
develop the hidden treasures of this sec?
tion and of the Blue Ridge Mountains
and their rich placer valleys.?Gaines?
ville South) on.
APPLICATION FOR CHARTER.
Notice is hereby given that an appli?
cation for a Charter for Long Branch Church
will be made, according to law, before the
Clerk of the Court at Anderson, S. C, on
the 8th day of July next, at 10 o'clock a. m.
J. MATT. COO LEY, C. C.
Notice to Contractors,
WE will let to the lowest bidder, on tbe
8th July next, tbe building of tbe
Bridge across "the Six and Twenty Mile
Creek at Mrs. Matilda Harris's.
Plans and specitiations made known on
day of sale.
We reserve the right to reject any and all
Sale to take place at 12 o'clock m., at the.
place above designated.
It. S. BAILEY
N. O. FARMER,
W. S. HALL,
June 10, 1880_48_3__
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Ax I' .KSON CoUXTY.
BY virtue of Executions to me direct?
ed, I will expose to sale on the First
Monday in July, A. D. 1SS0, before tbe
Court House door at Anderson, the follow?
ing property, to wit:
All of the PlaintifPs interest in one Tract
of Land, containing ninety.live (95) acres,
more or less, situated in Anderson County,
bounded by lands of Joel Ellison, John
Siddle and others. Levied on as the prop?
erty of the Plaintiff, in favor of McDavid
and Duncan and A. S. Duncan, Defendants,
for cost of suits.
Terms of Sale?Cash. Purchaser to pay
extra for all necessary papers.
JAMES H. McCONNELL,
Sheriff Anderson Countv.
June 10, 1880 -18 4
Notice to Landowners.
IN pursuance to instructions from Hon.
A. P. Butler, Agricultural Commis?
sioner of South Carolina, all Landowners
are requested in making returns of Personal
and Real Property, for both themselves and
tenants, to inform the Auditors of their re?
spective Counties of the amount of land
cultivated in the different crops during the
year 1870, as well as the yield of each crop,
the amount of beef, pork and mutton
slaughtered, number of horses, mules, sheep,
hogs, goats, cattle, &c, number died from
disease, number sheep killed by nogs,
amount of commercial fertilizers used, val?
ue of same, and number panels fence, pro?
ducts of dairy, together with such other
information as might be of general use to
the Agricultural Department.
THOMAS J. WEDB,
June 10,1880_48 ' 2
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF ANDERSON.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Henry B. Smith, Plaintiff", against s. a. Smith,
Deftitnliint.?< ?]>!/ Summons'/or Retltf?Complaint
To tho Defen-' ..it S. A. Smith :
You arc i.ereby summoned ami required to an
sycr the complaint in this action, of which
a copy is herewith served upon you, and to serve a
copy of your answer to the said complaint on tho
subscriber at his office in the City of Greenville,
within twenty days after tho service hereof, exclu?
sive of thu day of such service ; and if you fail to
answer the complaint within the time aforesaid,
the plalntiir in this action will apply to the Court
fur the l'ullef demanded in the complaint.
Dated l'Jth May, 1SS0.
Attest: john w. daniicls, c. c. P.
To the Defendant S. A. Smith :
you will take notice that the summon* and
complaint in this action was filed in the office of
tho Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas at Ander?
son Court House, the 14th day ol May, 1SS0.
wiiitner symmes, PlalntuTa Attorney.
June 10,18B0 _48_ jl_
All persons holding claims against
the Estate of William Moorhend, deceased,
arc notified to present them to the under?
signed within the time allowed by law.
properly proven, or they will l>o barred :
and persons indebted to 'tho Estate are no?
tified to make prompt payment to the un?
K?DERT MOONHEAD, Ailtn r.
May 27, 1SS0 _-_
APPLICATION TOR CHARTER.
Notice is hereby given that an appli?
cation for a Charter for Shady Gmvc Chureh
will be mndu according to law before the
Clerk of Court at Anderson, S. C, Oil
Monday, the 17th ilav of May, 1SS0, at 10
o'clock a. in. B. D. DEAN,
April in. 1880_40_5
NEW GRIST MILL.
GtRINDING done on WEDNESDAYS
A. II. USDORXH.
MayO, 18S0 43 8
IDESIRE to inform my old customers,
and the public generally, that I have
returned to Anderson ami opened a SHOE
SHOP, and will bo pleased to receive orders
Making or Heparin}; Boots or Shoes.
I will superintend all work done in my
Shop, and guarantee that it will be done in
the best of style. 1 will use only good ma?
terial, and employ none but the best of
workmen. All work delivered according
to promise. Shop in the room rear of J. E.
Rreazeale's law office, over J. P. Sullivan
& Co.*s Store.
R. Y. II. NANCE.
June 3,1880_ _47_3m
p. KIND, G. DIERCKS,
PHOENIX IRON WORKS,
COLUMBIA, S. C,
Water and Horse Powers,
COLUMNS FOR STORE FRONTS,
Railings for Balconies.
SAW Ax\D GRIST MILLS.
ALL kinds of CASTINGS done at short
notice and low prices. Work done
in good, workmanlike manner. Repairing
of all kinds Machinery and Engines.
WATSON & SON, Agents,
Anderson, S. C.
Juno 3, 1S80_47 3m
From which we can most conveniently
load Wagons with the good old
Palmetto Acid Phosphate.
Call and buy our Fertilizers for Cotton
deliverable next Fall
Wc Have Just Recei ved,
25,000 pounds Tennessee Meat,
Three Car Loads New Orleans and Mus?
800 bushels Tennessee Com,
Two Car Loads Excellent Flour,
One Car Load Liverpool Salt,
25 barrels best Northern Seed Potnloes.
Wc have also a large stock of?
Ploughs, Sugar, Coffee,
Boots and Shoes,
Dry Goods, Hardware,
Hats, Yankee Notions,
And in fact almost every kind of Goods
needed by the public?from a Paper of Plus
up to a Hogshead of Molasses.
We offer our Goods for cash or on credit
until next Fall at reasonably low prices?to
good and prompt paying customers. Come
and trade with us.
BLECKLEY, BROWN & CO.
Anderson, S. C, Feb. 12,1880.
JOHN E. PEOPLES
And Get the Celebrated
475 lbs. Cotton per Ton.
450 lbs. Cotton per Ton.
425 lbs. Cotton per Ton.
I still have on hand plenty of the Na
vassa Guano and Navassa Acid for compost?
Call and see me before purchasing else?
JOHN E. PEOPLES,
Anderson, S. C.
March 4, 1880
SIMPSON, REED & CO.
FROM the most reliable Seed Growers
North. Our stock is larger and more
select than ever before. We invite whole?
sale as well as retail buyers to call and ex?
amine our stock at the Drug Store, Corner
SIMPSON, REID & CO.
Feb 19, 1880_ _15_^
Valuable Property for Sale.
IWILL sell on FRIDAY, 15th day of
OCTOBER next, at the late residence
of Willis Allen, deceased, one TRACT OF
LAND, known as the "Shoal Tract,"' con
taining sixty-eight acros. On this Tract 19
one ot the best Shoals on Saluda River,
with n fall of 14 teet. and unrivalled sites
for erecting buildings for machinery. This
Shoal is just one-quarter mile from" G. As C.
\\. U. Terms made known on day of sale.
J. D. ALLEN, Ex'r.
April S. 1 SSO .".'.) lam?sept 15, ew
THE -IiratTAVSTOX pOLLEOSt
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rot Cinr ,!n|h:?n, il rXw?N. ntn/M^KMV^XftywuMal ra^
vulaaol iWiAljicii, LuUKii^UiHWrflj^M^Ji It ??lauf em
l? M CoWrVain^fyolKU, MMinA.iMflotir.Wp ESS ?
jTAwiili* ><Vx yiw.yxHB vii.k to ;
tilly t'l'li^yoof <?* Csl.i: V'jr. S- r..I for rar, tsi OtnlMlt.
Notice to Stove Buyers.
ONE HUNDRED STOVES to be sold
cheap?of the celebrated make of
Thomas Kol ?ort Stcphcnson & Co.- to good
parties on the Cotton Option or for Cash.
Come and see them.
STEAM COOKERS at low prices. Nos.
,*11M>; 8, $3.50; 7, .f 3.00; <?, $2.511.
I.. H. SEEL,
West End Waverlv House.
March 18, ISS0 3?