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VOTTTMT?. YT-NTIMBER 882.]
CHARLESTON, S. C., THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 9, 1868.
EIGHTEEN CENTS A'WEEK
NEW YOBS CONVENTION.
FULL TEXT OF THE PLATFORM.
PROGRESS OF. THE BAL.JJOTTI.VG.
TEE VERY LATEST TELEGRAMS.
[SPECIAL DISPATCHES TO THE DAILY MEWS.]
NEW TOBK (Wednesday), July 8.-The fol?
lowing ie the foll text o? the platform unani?
mously adopted yesterday by the National
Convention as tho embodiment of the princi?
ples of the Democratic party:
The Democratic party, in National Conven?
tion assembled, reposing its trust in the intel?
ligence, patriotism and discriminating justice
of the people, standing upon the Constitution
is the foundation and limitation of the powers
of the government and the guaranty of the
liberties of the citizen, and recognizing the
questions of slavery and secession as having
been settled for all rime to come by the war or
the voluntary action of the Southern States in
Constitutional Conventions assembled, and
never to be renewed or re-agitated, do, with
the return of peace, demand
Firs!, Immediate restoration of all the
States to theil-rights in the^ Union under the
Constitution, and of civil government to the
? American, people.- . -
Second. Amnesty for all past political offences
and tie regulation of the d?crive franchise in
the States by their citizens.
Third. Payment of the public debt of the
United States as rapidly as practicable. All
moneys drawn from the people by taxation, ex?
cept so much as is requisite for thqftecessities
of the government, economically administered,
being honestly applied to such payment, and
.where the obligations of the government do j
not expressly state upon their Lice, or the law j
UTufor which they were issued does not provide:/
that they shall be paid in coin, they ought ix
right and ia justice to be paid in the lawful
money of the United States.
Fourtli. Equal taxation of every species of
* property, according to its real value, including
.'government bonds and other public securi- j
Fifth. One currency for the government and
' the people, ths laborer and the officeholder,
the pensioner and the Soldier, the producer. J
and the bondholder.
Sixth. Economy is the admlnistratioif "ot the
government; the reduction of the standing
army, and navy; the abolition of the freed?
man's Bureau, asid all political instrumentali?
ties designed to secure negro supremacy; sim?
plification of the system, and the discontinu?
ance of inquisitorial modes of assessing and j
collecting internal revenue, EO'that the burden
of taxation may be equalized and lessened, and
the credit of ?be government and the currency
' made good; the repeal of all enactments fox en-*
rolling the .State militia into national forces in
tiree" of peace, "and" a 'tariff for''revenue upon
foreign imports; and such equal taxation,
under the internal revenue lawr aa will afford
'? incidental protection to domestic manufac
? ' tares, and as will, without impairing tho reve?
nue, impose the least upon, and best promote
and encourage, the great industrial interests
of the country.
" SeceruJu -Reform of abuses in the administra?
tion; the expulsion ol corrupt men from office;
the abrogation of useless, offices; the restora?
tion of rightful authority to, and the indepen?
dence of,- the Executive and. Judiciary depart
. ment? of the government; the subordination
of the nuhtary to the crviTpower, to the end J
.hat the usurpations of Congress and the des?
potism of the sword may cesse.
Eighth. Equal rights and protection for natu?
ralized and native born citizens at home and
abroad; the assertion of American nationality
. which shall command the respect of foreign
powers and furnish an example and encour?
agement to people straggling for national in- j
tegrity, constitutional liberty and individual
rights; and the maintenance of the rights of j
naturalized citizens against the obsolete doc?
trine of an immutable allegiance and the
claims of foreign powers to punish them for
alleged crime committed beyond their jurisdic?
In demanding these measures and reforms,
we arraign the Radical party for its disregard
of right, and the oppression and tyranny which
have marked its career. After the most solemn
and unanimous pledge of both Houses of Con
. frese to prosecute the war exclusively for the
maintenance of the government and the pre?
servation of the Union .under the Constitu?
tion, rt has repeatedly violated that most sa?
cred pledge, under which alone was rallied that
noble volunteer army which carried our flag to
Instead of restoring the Union, it has, so far
as is in its power, dissolved it, and subjected
ten States, in time of profound peace, to mili?
tary despotism and negro supremacy.
It has nullified' there the right of trial by
It has abolished the habeas corpus--that
most sacred writ of liberty.
It has overthrown the freedom of speech
It has substituto d arbitrary seizures and ar?
rests, and military trials, and secret Star
Chamber, inquisitions for the constitutional
Ii has disregarded, in time of peace, the
right of the people to be free from searches
and seizures. .
It has entered the post and telegraph offices,
and even the private rooms of individuals, and
seized their private papers and letters without
?ny specified charge or notice, or affidavit as
required by the organic law.
It hao converted the American capitol into a
bastile,and has established a system of spies and
official espionage to which no "constitutional
monarchy of Europe would dare to resort.
It has abolished the right of appeal on con?
stitutional questions to the supreme judicial
tribunal, and threatens to curtail or destroy its
original jurisdiction, which, is irrevocably vest?
ed in it by the Constitution, while the learned
Chief Justice has been subjected to the most
atrocious . calumnies because he would not
prostitute his high office to the support of the
false and partisan chaiges preferred against
Its corruption and extravagance have ex?
ceeded everything known in history, and by its
frauds and monopolies it has nearly doubled
the burden of the debt created by the war.
. It has stripped the President of his constitu?
tional power of appointment, even of his own
Cabinet. Under its repeated assaults the pil?
lars of the government are rocking on their
baee; and should it succeed in November next
and inaug?rala ?B President, we shall meet as
a subjected and conquered people amid the
mi ns of liberty and the scattered fragments of
And we do declare and resolve that, ever
Bince the people of the United States threw off
all subjection to the British crown, the privi?
lege and trust of suffrage has been granted,
.regulated and controlled exclusively by the
political power of each State respectively, and
that any attempt by Congress, on any pretext
whatever, to deprive any Stato of ibis right,
or to interfere with its exeroise, is a flagrant
usurpation of power which cm find no warrant
in the Constitution, and, if sanctioned by the
people, will subvert our form of government,
and can only end in a single centralized and
consolidated government, in which the separate
existence of the States will be entirely aborbed,
and an unqualified despotism be established in
place of a Federal Union of coequal States.
That we regard the Reconstruction act?, of
the "so called," Congress, as ' usurpations
and unconstitutional, revolutionary and void.
That our soldiers and sailors who carried the
flag of our country to victory against a most
gallant and determined foe, must ever be grate?
fully remembered, and all the guarantees given
in their favor most be faithfully carried into
- That the public land3 should bo distributed^
as widely as possible among the people, and
should be disposed of either under the pre?
emption of homestead lands, or sold in reason?
able quantities to none but actual occupants
at the minimum established by tho govern?
ment. When grants of the public lands may
be allowed necessary for the encouragement of
important public improvements, the proceeds
of the sale of such lands, and not the lands
themselves, should be so applied.
That the President of the United States, An?
drew Johnson, in exercising the power of bis
high office, in resisting the aggressions of Con?
gress upon the constitutional rights of the
States and the people, is entitled to the grati?
tude of the whole American people, and in be?
half of the Democratic party, we tender him
our thanks for his patriotic e Sort s in that re?
Upon this platform the Democratic party ap?
peal to every patriot, including all the conser?
vative element and all who desire to support
the Constitution and restore the Union, for?
getting all past differences of opinion, to unite
with us in the present great struggle for the
liberties of the people; and that to all such, to
whatever party they may have heretofore be?
longed, we extend the right hand of felloVe hip,
and hail all such co-operating as friends and
brethren. ??. /
PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONTENTION.
NEW YORK, Wednesday, July 8.-The Conven
tion assembled at 10 o'clock this morning, the
crowd being, if possible, more dense and suffo?
cating than on any of the preceding days. ,
The Pendleton men were somewhat less con?
fident than hitherto, while those who are un?
derstood to have the interests of Chief Justice
Chase in charge declared that his name, if
offered at all, should not be brought forward
until Mr. Pendleton shall have attained the
highest vote that it is possible for him to get.
It is now feared by the friends of Mr. Pendle?
ton that it will be imposeible'for bim, under
any circumstances, to gain the two hundred
and twelve votes which, under' the two-third
nile, are necessary to a choice.
After some delay, the Convention proceeded
to the seventh ballot, with the following re?
sult. Pendleton 137$; Hancock 42}; Hendricks
89}; President Johnson 12}; rest scattering.
On this ballot South Carolina cast her six votes
for President Johnson.
In the next ballot there was no especially
noteworthy chango. Mr. Pendleton slightly
increased his strength, and among the addi?
tional votes recorded in his favor were those of
South Carolina. The eighth ballot stood:
Pendleton 156}; Hancock 28; Hendricks 75.
The ninth ballot resulted: Pendleton 114;
Hancock 3-1+; Hendricks 80}.
The tenth ballot: Pendleton 147}; Hendricks
$2}; Hancock 34.
On tbe eleventh ballot, the total number ot
votes cast being 806}, the vote stood : Pendle?
ton 144}, Hendricks 88, and Hancock 324-the
This was the point at which it was generally
expected that the name of Mr. Chase would be
introduced, and the excitement was now in?
The call of th? roll for the twelfth ballot be?
gan, and, amid universal cheers, California
opened the ball for Chase by announcing
a half Tote ia his favor. The result was de?
clared as follows : Pendleton, 145}; Hendricks,
69; Hancock, 80; McClellan, 1; Chase, }.
The thirteenth ballot was almost identical in
result with the last, except that McClellan's
name was omitted, Franklin Pierce receiv?
ed one vote. Since the eighth ballot, Hen?
dricks' strength has been increased by the vote
of New York. Pennsylvania still adheres to
Packer. Virginia voted for Hancock.
The fourteenth ballot exhibited no material
On the fifteenth ballot Connecticut voted
partially for Hancock, abd Pennsylvania gave
him her entire vote. Nebraska went over to
Hendricks. The result was announced: Pen?
dleton 129; Hancock 79}; Hendricks 82}.
On the., sixteenth ballot Arkansas, Georgia
and Louisiana voted for Hancock, resulting :
Hancock, 116; Pendleton, 110; Hendricks, 70.
On the seventeenth ballot Illinois split be?
tween Hancock and Pendleton, Nebraska vot?
ing for Hoffman, resulting: Hancock, 137;
Pendleton, 70; Hendricks, 80.
Oa the eighteenth ballot New Jersey gave
Han jock three votes, while Illinois voted solid
for Hendricks. The result was : Hancock,
144; Hendricks, 87; Pendleton, 56.
Hancock's friends were confident of a favora?
ble result on the eighteenth ballot, but the re?
sult discouraged them very much, and they re?
luctantly yieded to an adjournment. There is
no hope of a coalition between Hendricks
and Pendleton, andjHancock's supporters ap?
prehend that he has attained his highest vote.
The details of the last ballot show that Ala?
bama gave Hancock 8 votes, Arkansas 5, and
California 1}- Chase still retains his one-half
vote. Connecticut gave Hancock 3 and Pen?
dleton 3. Delaware gave Hancock 1 and Pen?
dleton 2. Florida gave Hancock 3. Georgia
gave Hancock 9. The 16 votes of Illinois were
casi for Hendricks. Indiana gave Pendleton 3
votes and Hendricks 10. Iowa gave Pendleton
8. Arkansas gave Hancock 1 and Hendricks 2.
Kentucky vote, 4} for Pendleton, 4} for Han?
cock, and 2 for Hendricks. Louisiana gave
Hancock 7. Maine gave Hancock 4}, Pendle?
ton 1}, and Hendricks }. Massachusetts voted
ll for Hancock, and Michigan 8 for Hendricks.
New York voted 33 for Hendricks. North Ca?
rolina gave 9 for Hancock. Ohio and Oregon
voted solid for Pendleton, and Pennsylvania
solid for Hancock. South Carolina cast ber 6
votes for Hancock. Tennessee voted 10 for
Johnson, and Virginia 10 for Hancock.
Election of Louisiana Senators.
NEW OBIXANB, July 8.-The Legislature, in
joint session to-day, elected William P. Kellog
United States senator for the long term, and
John S. Harrie for the ebert term,
Oar European Dispatches.
.? [PEE' ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH. J
CANADIAN CONFEDERATION AND NOVA SCOTIA
LONDON, July 6.-In tba House of Lords this
evening Lord Stratheden presented a petition
from the people of Nova Scotia against the Ca?
elian dominion, and praying Parliament to al?
low them to leave the Confederation. The
boundary bill was passed in committee.
Dispatches from Shanghai represen: that
the revolution in Japan had assumed a new
phase. It was reported that a combination
had been formed by twelve of the most pow?
erful DaimioB against the Mikado or Spiritual
Emperor. This new complication threatened
to prolong indefinitely the restoration of tran?
quility in that country.
Sir Morton Peto has passed through the
court of bankruptcy and has been discharged.
Oar Washington Dispatches.
CONORE6S QCTET-THOUGHTS ?BOUT HANCOCK
WHAT 18 THOUGHT OF HANCOCK-HE WON'T
WASHINGTON, July 8.-Thero are but few
Democrats left in Congress, and the Republi?
can members take the most intense interest in
the announcement of the ballots of the New
York Convention. The adjournment of the
Convention on the eighteenth ballot ie consid?
ered an indication that Hancock has reached
his maximum vote.
IN THE SENATE, to-day, the Tax bill was con?
sidered until the adjournment without arriving
at a conclusion.
The House took up the Appropriation bill
and subsequently passed the bill removing dis?
abilities from certain parties. Adjourned.
A Radical committee is coming from Missis?
sippi to illustrate the alleged frauds in the re?
The Senate Judiciary Committee will report
favorably on Mri Evan's nomination for the
It is stated, on excellent authority, that Han?
cock has written a letter positively declining to
be a candidate for Vice-President.
The Georgia Legislator?.
ATLANTA, July 8.-In the Senate, a memorial
was read against certain senators alleged to
be holding seats contrary to the spirit of tho
Omnibus bill. It was said that the members
could not, under the Omnibus bill, hold their
8eats unless their disabilities were removed.
An onslaught upon the eligibility of Radical
members brought out Dre di ey, a negro,
who was surprised that the eligibility
of members was questioned on account
of color. His speech was very violent,
and he reminded the Senate that the first
blow for freedom was struck by a negro. In
conclusion he said that unless his race bad
part and*parcel in the State militia there would
be in less than ten years another rebellion
greater and more successful than the last. *
A great effort is about to be made to oust a
number of Democratic members from both
FROM THE STATE CAPITAL.
THE LEGISLATORS TESTEE DAT-THE SENATE
STANDING COMMITTEES-THE NEW GOVERNOR
TO BS INAUGURATED 7C-DAT.
[ET TELEGRAPH TO THE DA IL Y XE WS, J
[moil otra OWN REPORTER]
COLUMBIA, July 8.-In the Senate a resolu?
tion wo8 introduced by Mr. Hoyt f jr the ap
pointment of a committee of five to inquire
whether the senaters who yesterday voted
against the Constitutional Amendment did not
violate their oath of office, and thereby com?
mit perjury. The resolution was not seconded,
Subsequently R. H. Cain offered the resolution,
which was seconded by Hoyt. J. J. Wright
promptly moved to lay it on the table, and the
motion prevailed by a large majority.
B. F. Randolph introduced a joint resolution
declaring vacant all offices now held by per?
sons incapacitated by the Constitutional
Amendment, and directing them to be filled by
the Governor, by and with the consent of the
Senate, until the elections to fill the some shall
be ordered. The resolution was referred to
the Committee on the Judiciary.
The standing committees were announced.
Wright, is Chairman cf the Committee on
Military Affairs, Hayes of the Committee on
Claims, Whittemore of the Committee on Fi?
nance, Jilleon of the Committee on Education,
and Leslie of the Committee on Railroads.
In the House, the da; was consumed in a
contest over the admission of the Anderten
delegation. No decision was reached.
The inauguration of Governor Scott will
take place to-morrow.
THE PROCEEDINGS OF TUESDAY-FULL BEPOET
[FROM OCB OWN REPORTEE J
NICKEBSON'S HOTEL, COLUMBIA, July 8.
The work of organization progresses Blowly,
The 8enate, owing doubtless to the greater fa?
miliarity of the "grave arid reverend seignora'
with legis'ative practice, bas succeeded in get?
ting fairly under weigh, but the Ho use still
hangs fire. .
A committee on nominations, consisting pf
thirty, are in session to-day, and will not
report until to-morrow the appointments
upon which they have determined. All appli?
cants are being examined with reference to
their mental qualifications, and these who
may run the gauntlet of acceptable reading,
writing and arithmetic, will be elected. No
distinction of race cr color is made. The re?
sponsible office of clerk of the House, and the
humble position of doorkeeper are alike open
to the black man and the white, provided they
possess the essential qualifications of a good
The event of the day, or rather cf the night,
ie a caucus of the representatives from the
First CongreseionrJ District. Mr. B. F. Whit?
temore presided, and the result seems to pro?
mise that Mr. F. A. Sawyer will be thc favorite
of the majority of Loth Houses. From my
window I bear the stentorian voice of Elliott,
of Barnwell, declaring that the welfare of the
State and the safety of the porty depends upon
the election of this gentleman, and that thc
fact that he has the sympathy and support of
the Conservatives of South Carolina is in
itself a concession to the Republican party by
its opponents. The enthusiasm is consider?
able, and I hear that out of the large delega?
tion but three members attempted to espouse
the cause of Dr. Mackey. He is nevertheless
confident of success, and his suDportera are
using every means to etiffen the sinews of the
doubtful. The Sawyer party iii both Houses
have the benefit of the strongest, best and
most influential talkers in the party. Thia
advantage will tell in the final struggle,
?ben the. two men engage in then*
death hug. Parson French i6 in the field, and
they say has money enough to buy and sell the
Legislature. Where he got it nobody knows,
but he counts thirty-three backers to G
with. The shad-bellied broadcloth that
Telopea eix feet longitudinally of sancti
mona Christianity ia vi Bible everywhere. Tl
ie a look of desperate determination in the
of the political pilirrhn which indicates tba
is "in" for a acrub race, and if greenbacka
pledgee can win, be will.anrely aucceed. Cl
lain French ia aa id to have become very (
aerva ti ve of late, more BO than either of
canch dates, BO that he has claims on the De:
cr Ata of the Le pi sin lure, which may be pres
to the discomfiture of hie competitors.
Speaking of the aenatorship, read the
lowing letter from Senator Sumner:
SENATE CHAMBEE, July !
Bsar Sir: I have never given any opinion
I regard to the senatorial question in vonr Sti
except to express a regret that the golden
portnnity should be loat of making a colo
citizen senator from South Carolina. Suet
senator, if competent, would be a powei
support to the canse of equal rights. His pi
ence alone would be a constant testimony i
argument. Nothing could do so much to se
the question of equal rights forever in
United States. The bowl against the ne;
which is sometimes beard in the Senate wo
cease. A colored senator would be aa good
a constitutional amendment, making all ba
ward steps impossible, i write now frankly
reply to your inquiry, and without any pi
pose of interfering in your election. You ?
pardon my anxiety for the cause I have so mt
Acccptmy beat wishes, and believe me, di
air, Faithfully yours,.
[Signed] CHAhLES SUMNER
To THADDEUS K. SASPOBTAS, Esq., Columb
S. C. .
I was much gratified with the conversation
Mr. Cardoza, and waa glad to know he h
been chosen to an office there. I know of
office that the State could confer which
would not discharge so as to do honor to 1
A night or two ago, I heard one of the colt
ed bishops of the African Church aay to
immenee negro audience: "We have been ?
franchised; we have marched by regimet
through the streets of Baltimore and Charit
ton; we have planted our heel upon the ne
of our old masters; we have controller! me
and have the power to control government
but let us never be satisfied until we can Bei
a colored man to Congress SB the United Stat
senator from . South Carolina." And the ant
ence went wild with excitement. Two da
ago I sent you the speech of Whipper, makii
the issue of color, and demanding place ai
power for his race. The ball rolls on, ai
whatever white Republicana may aay to tl
contrary, they must either abandon the lead
the black man or leave the party. If Cardo:
would allow his name to be used aa a nomint
for the United States senator, he would I
Notwithstanding the very convenient a
rangements made for the accommodation i
the Legislature, querulous and. discontente
individuals are anxious to move to the Colleg
Chapel. They have an idea that because tl
old Aesembly were compelled to meet there i
lieu of any other place, they top must follot
when, in fact, it ie one of thc hottest and mo,
uncomfortable places in Columbia. The pr
sent ball is'delightfully cooled by breezes tht
enter through a dozen windows, and aa ri
garda mere personal comfort, there ia not
locality in the State where eweet contentmei
ought to reign more undisturbed.
In obedience to the invitation of tho tw
Houses, Governor Orr to-day communicated t
them his message. All portions of it were we
received, eave the portion referring to th
amalgamation of the two races in the school!
This created considerable displeasure, a
though the language objected to is far lesa at
vere than waa used by members of the lat
Convention while contesting the passage of tb
section of the Constitution providing for thi
miscellaneous style of education.
The Governor's name is frequently mantion
ed in connection with the Supreme Court, am
the disposition appears to be to secure bia set
vices. Such leading Republicans as Majo
Corbin, Whitemore and others strongly favo
the selection of the Governor, even though b
does not affiliate with their party.
It ie generally conceded that as soon ai
General Scott is inaugurated the Legislator*
will adjourn until Tuesday next.
THE SENATS-TUESDA?, July 7.
On motion of Mr. Rutland, the preeidinj
officer was authorized to appoint the standin)
On motion of B. F. Randolph, a committee o
three was appointed to ascertain the locatioi
of the State Library, and whether it was eon
venient and accessible to senators.
The ballot lor senators for the long ant
short terms waa then taken. [The names wen
pnbliehed in THE NEWS of July 8,1868.]
Mr. Whittemore submitted a resolution rati
iring the fourteenth amendment to the Cons ti
. tution of the United StateB.
Mr. Leslie said ho had no desire to make a
j speech. He desired, however, to state hit
reasons plainly for his vote on that resolution.
In the Constitutional Convention he was as?
signed a position on the Committee on Fran?
chise and Elections, and had the honor of pre
I eenting a minority report, which stands re?
corded, as it was then written by him, that he
waB opposed to the proscription of any man in
South Carolina. He was no politician in the
sense of illiberality and in antagonism with
Republican principles. He knew that the
amendment must bc adopted, and he desired
to aay that be contended that every man living
in South Carolina, he cared not what color he
might be, hos, upon every principle of equity
and justice, a right to record his vote tor bis
self-protection, and the protection of life, liber?
ty and property. While he had the courage to
stand by euch a principle, he was not coward
enough to endorse the principle that pro?
scribes any ether man because he happens to
be white. Principle will live to tie ead of
time. Proscription must ultimately die. The
people of South Carolina had denied for two
hundred and fifty years to the colored man the
right to protect "himself, the right ' to enjoy
freedom; and in Goa's good time thc storm
came; the revolution was effected which gave
the colored man the right to speak for himself,
the rieht to protect bimBelf. While he im
. printed upon his banner that these principles
were just, he desired to say that it was not a
one-sided principle, but a principle for all the
Eeople. He ehould vote for the resolution, but
e voted for it. with the quali?cationa he had
Btated. He wa6 afraid of no man in South
Carolina overturning justice if we were a free
people, as he believed we were. He wa8 afraid
of no date, ol* men subverting the principles of
freedom if we have confidence in ourselves,
giving to ever v man an equal cr ance in the
race of hie. end ii we deserve to be free. With
these remarks he desired to state he would
vote for the amendment because the necessi?
ties of the case demanded it.
Warles wes in favor of every man living in
I South Carolina having the elective franchise,
but they had to take this measure in the shape
it was presented to them, as it was made a
condition preceden: to their admission into
! the Union. He was opposed to the political
proscription of ?ny citizen.
Wright, of Beaufort, from an apprehension
that thc remarks ci the senator ire m Barn?
well might lead to an erroneous impression as
to thc bearing and character of the Constitu?
tional Amendment, would state his reasons for
voting for it. It was because it eeenrtid io
cvory citizen, except those disqualified L-v.tbe
commission ot crime, bis political rights.' In
many of the Northern States the colored citi?
zen waa deprived of the elective franchise, and
that portion of their cit'zena was unjustly de- I
prived of political rights. Penney]vania has a :
majority of those wno inflict thia wrong on I
then- colored fellow-citizens. The adoption of !
this amendment prevented forever the perpe- 1
tration of such injustice in South Carolina.
He regretted that there was a provision !
in this amendment that excluded a por?
tion of our citizens from the exercise
of their rights, and if we were in a posi?
tion to fight the bili he would oppose ir becauB3
he did not believe that the Congress of the 1
United States had a right to prescribe to South
Carolina that she should exclude any portion
of ber citizens from the elective franchise, tie
considered it the prerogative of the State to
say who should and who should not vote. Ent,
as there is no other mode by which the State
can re-enter the Union, he should vote for the
adoption of the resolution.
?. F. Randolph, of Orangeburg, said it should
be recollected that the disqualification waa not
because the subjects of it were white, bat be?
cause they bad assisted in the rebellion against
the government. But, if it were not that the
rejection of this amendment would be a bar to
our admission into the Union, be would
certainly, with all bis heart, cast his vote
against it. He saw no reason why such
an amendment should be added to the Con?
stitution of the United States. It allows a
majority of voters to debar from voting
any class of citizens that they deemed proper.
If the present majority saw fit to debar the
minority they could do it, but be was opposed
to any policy that proscribed any portion of
bis fellow-citizens. He wonld vote for the re?
solution in order that South Carolina may
again take her place in the great constellation
of the American commonwealths, trusting to
future legislation to put all our fellow-citizens
on a footing of equality.
Mr. Wbittemore expressed his surprise that
the resolution had excited su much debate.
When tho senators took tho oath of qualifica?
tion, if they had studied the Constitution which
they bad sworn to support and stand by, it
became their imperative duty, each and all, to
vote for the adoption of the Constitutional
Mr. Hayes said that, when a member of the
Legislature in 1866, he bad voted against the
adoption of the amendment, and he might be
acoused of inconsistency in voting for it now.
But when it was then presented there was no
uarantee that, if even it was adopted, the
tate wonld be admitted. But this was reme?
died by the Omnibus bill, and, as it is a part of
the pros ramme of recons ruction, be should
vote for it. It is both a matter of duty and po?
ney to vote for it.
The question was then taken, and the reso?
lution was adopted-only five voting in the
negative-viz: Messrs. Bock, Beman, Reid, Ro?
gers and Sims.
A communication was received from Hon.
James L. Orr, late Provisional Governor, rela?
tive to the financial affairs and public institu?
tions of the State, which was read by his pri?
On motion of J. J. Wright, it was ordered
that the thanks of the Senate be tendered to
ex-Go v. James L. Orr, for his communication
and the valuable information therein con?
H. E. Kayne offered a motion to appoint
Julian A. Selby temporary printer of the Sen?
ate, with a pro rata compensation for the work
R. H. Cain moved to substitute the name of
J. W. Denny, which was carried.
H. H. Cain moved to refer the resolution to a
committee of three, which, after a long debate,
participated in by Messrs. Leslie, Hayes, Cain,
Randolph and Wright, was agreed to, and
Messrs. Cain, Leslie and Hayne were appoint?
ed tbe committee.
On motion, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - SECOND DAT
MORNING 8ESSI0N, JOLY 7, 1868.
The House assembled at 10 o'clock. Prayer
by Kev. R. Jackson, The journal was read ?nd
approved. Several newly arrived members
were sworn in.
A communication was presented from Coy
Wingo, E. M. Mulligan, E. Cannon and Elithus
Ramply, of Spartanbnrg, protesting against
the admission of William Saiitli, Javanr. Bry?
ant, C. Turner and Samuel Littlejohn, claiming
to be lepresentatives elect ofthat district. Con?
sideration was postponed until the. organiza?
tion of the House.
A resolution was adopted appointing a com?
mittee of three to notify (iov. t:'cott that the
Houee is ready to receive any communication
that he may desire to make.
Tho chairman of the committee to whom tvas
referred the selection of officers reported pro?
gres?, and asked more time. Granted.
A motion was made to appoint a temponry
Committee on Printing. Disagreed to.
On motion, the chan- appointed a commtttei!
of three on Privileges and Elections, consist?
ing of A. J. Ransier, James Martin, Wilson
Cook, R, B. Elliott, Zadock Bullock and Johii
On motion of R. C. DeLarge, it was resolved
that State officers, members of Congress elect
and other distinguished citizens be invited to
seats on the floor.
Mr. Julian A. Selby, proprietor of the Phoe?
nix, sent a communication to the House pro?
posing to do the public printing until a perma?
nent printer should be chosen. On motion, it
was indefinitely postponed.
The committee appointed to wait on Gov?
ernor Orr reported that he had prepared and
<vouid furnis^information touching the condi?
tion of the State whenever the House was ready
to receive it.
The Hoti8e then took a recess until 1 o'clock
On reassembling the message was received
from Governor Orr, which has been given to
the public through your columns. As soon as
its reading was completed, the following reso?
lution was adopted ? ?
Iiesolced, That the message of bis Excellen?
cy the late Governor OIT be received, and that
its eubject matter be referred to the appropri?
ate committees of the House when they shall
be formed, and that the thanks of the body be
returned for the information therein contained.
The Speaker laid before the House a pream?
ble and joint iesolution which had been adopt?
ed by the Senate ratifying the constitutional
A shortmnning debate ensued as to the pro?
priety of adopting the resolution at this time,
as the Governor elect was expected to send in
his message, and desired to do so before action
upon tbe amendment, lt was suggested, too.
that the State was not fully organized until
the Governor was sworn in, and, consequently,
that a message from him at this time would oe
Mr. Nea?le inquired whether the Con/ititu
tional Amendment to be acted upon was a cor?
rect and certified copy of the original. If not,
action upon it had better be postponed. Ke,
however, bad in bis possession a certified copy,
which, when the House was ready, he would
submit for its action.
On motion of Mr. J. H. Jencks, the subject
was made the special order for half-past twelve
The House then adjourned.
Slr. Chase's Letter.
Allusion has already been made to the fol?
lowing correspondence between a distinguish?
ed 8tatesmin of Ohio-and Chief Justice
JUNE 25.-There ia a growincr disposition
among the Democracy of the Weet to accept
of Chief Justice Chase as their candidate, if
cordially received by thc party, his election
will be certain, and it is the safest and beet we
can do. I see the Commercial doubts b J con?
senting to leave the question of suffrage with?
out distinction as to race to the State:', and
considers it a departure from his long a rowed
principles. This I do not perceive. OLase is
in favor of tuo things-the Constitution cf the
United States, including the righi of tho ^ cates
under it. and suffrage without distin: :: m of
race; and I think he has never said h 3 ; ould
violate the first in order to eecure the las?. and
it is not an inconststency or a departuj e from
Erinctpie to r.fuse the attainment of an end,
o trever desirable, by au assumption or un
In returning the foregoing letter to thc gen
tleman :o whom it was addressed, the Chief
Justice very clearly and tersely donnes Lis po
eitior; on the question of suffrage in relation
tc national politic?, as follow:
JUL? 1.-Please say io yo tr friend that he
is entirely right as to my views of suffrage and
State ngnts. What I de'sire for tho Southern
States ie peace aEd prosperity, with all dis?
franchisements and disabilities removed and
all rights restored to all citizens, and it is my
opinion that these ends will be best secured
bvaceordiuir suffrage to all citizens. But the !
practical disposition of the question of suf- !
frage, as wei! as all other domestic questions,
is for the people bf the States themselves, not !
?or outsiders. On this question I adhere to
my old Statt rights doctrines. In the event of
nomination and success. I trust I shcuid BO act j
that neither the great party which m&k.-* the
nomination, nor the great body of patriotic
citizens whose co-operation would insure suc?
cess, would have any cause to regret their ac?
tion. It is an intense desire with me to see '.he
Democratic party meeting rle caeetioce ol the
day :n the stint of the day, and assnr ng lo
i'.s'el? a long duration td ascendency, it .tn ?o
Colonel St? Leger Circulen.
A prisoner at the Dry Tortugas sends the
Galveston News the following account of the
treatment of Colonel Grenfell, and the circum?
stances of his escape :
As far as the punishment and torture of pris?
oners and soldiei s, detailed in the article pub?
lished in the New York World of November
1st, with the exception of one ot two typo?
graphical errors, I assure you 'tis true in each
particular, and much worse than (herein rep?
resented. Dunn did not lose his hand, but
lost the use of it. The soldier's finger was not
cut off, but sustained an injury which deprived
him of its use. For that publication Grenfell
was placed in solitary confinement, and treated
with the utmost cruelty. Being sick on one
occasion, he went to doctor's call. The doc?
tor refused to excuse bim, The doctor and
every officer upon the Key hated him, simplv
because he was unconquerable. He then
called upon the Provost Marshal of the post,
stating his case. The Provost Marshal stated
if the doct' r did not oxease bim he. could not.
and that he would '^ave to work. Grenfell
stated he wonld do what he could, and left
bim. He was placed at labor which a y onus
man could not perform, much less an old man
sixty-five years of age, and half-starved at
that. Not complying with tho demand suita?
ble to those who governed, he was taken to
the guardhouse, and tied up in the broiling
sun during the morning. In the afternoon,
under an armed escort, bound in ropes, he was
hurried to the gulf stream, three officers ac?
companying him, viz : Fred. Robinson, Geo.
A. Crabb, first Lieutenants Fifth artillery, and
A. Pike, second Lieutenant Fifth artillery, each
armed with a Colt's army'six, loaded with ball
and powder. Every soldier and prisoner was
driven into the fort, bat there were -Borne who
viewed the affair from the casemate's embra?
sures. He was thiown into the gulf,, bound in
cords, but managed to keen above the water,
seeing which be was polled oat, and upwards
of fifty pounds of iron and bricks tied to bis
feet, and again cast into the sea. This timo
be sunk, and when palled oat was in an almost
lifeless condition. This was overseen by the
above officers named, and a half-nigger by the
name of C. T. Jackson, Acting M. s. Regt., at
the post. This to an unarmed and defenceless
old man over sixty-five years of age. Many
other parties were served in a similar manner.
Grenfell left here in a small boat some time
since, owing to the persecution which had
commenced against bim by C. C. MacConnell,
the party named in his publication of Novem?
ber 1st. He could not forget he nearly lost bis
commission through it, and certainly would
and should, had not a false and heartless con?
tradiction of it been mado by bis fellow-offi?
cers-flt associates of such a set of tyrants.
Every prisoner has been curtailed of former
privileges, owing to his escape, it having been
reported that he had received money from out?
side parties, &c. Such report is utterly un?
founded. Men of Co. L Fifth Artillery, in?
tended to desert, themselves, in the boat, and
were deterred from it owing to the stormy
weather; and one more bold than tbe rest was
determined to go at any riBk, and it was
through bim that the escape was made. Gren?
fell had not, in his possession, twenty-five dol?
lars when he left the Key. I can vouch for it,
as I was cognizant of the whole affair. He
went to prevent MacConnell, and a thing by
name Frank Thorp, from killing him inch by
inch, wbicb they would no doubt have done.
THE MOST PERFECT IRON TONIC-HEGEMAN'S
FERRATES ELIXIR OF BARR.-A pleasant cordial,
prepared from calisaya bark and pvro-phos
phato of iron, possessing the valuable proper-"
ties of iron phosphorous and calisaya, without
any injurious ingredients. As a preventive to
fever md ague, and as a tonic for patients re?
covering from fever, or other sickness, it can?
not be surpassed. It is recommended by the
most eminent physicians. Prepared by Hege
man & Co., New York, and sold byall respect?
able druggists in the United States.
II ?m '* ?
FIRE AT DOVE'S STATION.-The storehouse of
Mesere. Delormc & Dove, together with its
contents, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday
night last, at Dove'd Station, on tho C. and D.
Railroad. The fire is supposed to be acciden?
tal. -Florence Gazelle.
LOW WATER DETECTOR
PREVENTS THE EXPLOSION OR BURNING
OUT OF STEAM BOILERS.
THE PRIME CAUSE OF STEAM BOILER EX?
PLOSIONS ARISES FROM A DEFICIENCY. OF
WATER IN THE BOILER WHILE IN
EXPLOSIONS FROM DEFICIENCY OF WATER.
Low water in steam boilers is no unusual occur?
rence. Imminent danger frequently arises from this
cause, and lt cannot be too forcibly impressed upon
the minde of engineers, that there is no part of the
apparatus constituting the mountings of a boiler
which requires greater attention than that which sup?
plier it with water, In a properly constructed boil?
er o'-ery part of the metal exposed to the action of
the fire should be in immediate contact with the wa
t-r, and when proper- provision is made to maintain
the water at a sufficient height above the parts so
exposed, accidents can never occur from this cause.
Should the water, however, get low from defects r?
the pump, and the surface over the fire become eve -
teated, then, even at the ordinary working pressu ..,
there is great danger of an explosion. There I? no
occasion, under such circumstances, to search furth?
er for the cause ol explosion, from the fact that the
mitorial, when overheated to a certain degree loses
about five-sixths of Its strength, and is, therefore,
unable to resist the internal pressure. When a
boiler becomes short of water, the first thing usual?
ly done is to put the feed pump in action; this cer?
tainly remedies the deficiency, but increases the
danger, and may lead to the explosion of the boiler.
Aahcrofl's Low Water Detector
ls eminently fifed to guard against accidents caused
by low water. Ir needs not the care or attention of
the engineer or fireman to keep it in order. Opera?
ting by the force of natural laws, it tokes axe ot it?
self, and is only called into action by the fall of the
water below any fixed level, and then it gives the
alarm to all within sound? of the whistle of a defi?
cient supply of water.
It stands os a watchful monitor over the magazine
of power on which it is placed, and not only guards
it, but notifies the attendant, if be is forgetful or
neghgent of his duty.
JOHN P. TAYLOR & CO., Agents.
PHONLX IRON WORKS,
Nos. 4, 6 and 8 PRITCHARD-STREET.
June 13 Imo
TBE VERY IMPORTANT AND FXTNESTVE
Improvements which have recently been mode in
this popular Hotel, the largest in New England, en?
able the Proprietors to offer to Touriste, Families
aud the Travelling Public acr ommoditions and con?
veniences superior to iny other Hotel lu tho city.
During ice past summer additions havo been made
of numerous suites cf apartments, with bathing
rooms, water closets, Ac, attached; one cl Tufts'
manninceiit passenger elevators, the test ever con?
structed, convey? gu?sts to the- upper story of the
house in one irlnute; the entries have been newly
and richly carpet ed. and ?he entire house thoroughly
replenished and refurui.-bed, making it, in all its
appointments, etjual to any Hotel in the country.
Telegraph Office, Billiard Halls and Cale ca the
ftrft licor. LEWIS RICE A SON,
M<.y 4 mwf?imcs Propiieioif.
TQRUGS ANO HEDZCIKSS,
xe sr BECSTTES IT
E. H. KELLER'S & CO.
EOSTETTER'5, HOOFLAND S AND COILETON
AVer's, Jcyres' Wright's, Rad way's. Cephalic.
Beckwith'? Holloway's, Ranford'* aud Brauer-.:L*?
Gray's, Holloway1?, Dalley's, McAliiters', F.us
siin. David's knd Morehead'* Ointment.
Hegemon'1: Ferrated Hark tnd Cod Live: Oil ard j
Benzine, Burnett'* Cod Liver Oil, Ayir's Sarsapa?
rilla, Cherry Pectcnl and Ague Cure, .';c. Ac.
Country trder-; solicited, and w?l met: w.:c I
E. H. KELLERS S CO.. }
February IT itu No. l-l Mee?ng-sruti-i.
J) E St O V A L.
H. KL A TIE & CO .
E ve leu-wcd i.eca
No. ?05 TO Nc. 183 EAST LAY,
COf.NL?. CI LODC>1 ALLEY.
-70R COASTWISE AND WEST INDIA.
1 PORTS. Highest rates and dispatch guar
) an teed by
? RISLEY k CREIGHTON, :
Shipping and Commission Merchants, '
July 4_Noe. 143 and 145 East Bay.
YACHT MAGGIE MITCHELL]
THIS FAVORITE YACHT, HAVING
'been thoroughly refitted for pleasure par
*D>s, ls now ready for engagements by ap?
?plication to the captain on board, orto
BLACK & JOHNSTON,
April 7 iuthsCmos Agents.
FOR KEW YOLK.
RE G ULAR LINE EYER Y WEBNESDA Y.
^rt^, THE STEAMSHIP MONTEREY,
v^pafe^xi^ CaPuln c> RtnER, w?l leave Van
4??T5jfe]i?' derhoret'a Wharf, on Wednesday,
-mmmWtLmsm July 15. at 2 o'clock P. M.
July 9_. BAYENEL & CO., Agents.
FUR NEW TOKE.
>fc?ew? THE SPLENDID SIDE WHEEL
/y?te.i%'/t. STEAMSHIP MANHATTAN,
***ffi$)ffiiv[ ^"OODHCLL Commander, will gail on
iiiJVr..' iwlSsL. Saturday, July 11th, at 10 o'clock
A. M., from A deer's iou th Wharf.
93* No Freiaht received after 8 A. M. on day or
sailing, and Bills of Lading must be handed in by
For Freight or Passage, apply to'
JAMES ADGER& CO-,
Corner A deer's Wharf and East Bay (Up Stairs).
93*lhe Steamship CHARLESTON, will follow on
Saturday, July 18.
July 6_ 6
STEAM TO LIVERPOOL.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN.
SC^-*SM!-M THE INMAN LINE, SAILING
/ZKECJI};1 KEMI-WEEKLY, carryin* the U.
"^?^?M?^M^ S- ^^e> consisting of the following
CITY OF PARIS,
CITY OF BALTIMORE,
CITY OF WASHINGTON,
CITY OF BOSTON
Sailing every Saturday and every alternate Monday,
at 1 P.M., from Pier No. 45 North River, New York.
RATES OF PASSAGE
BT THE MATT. STEAMERS SAILING EVERY SATURDAY.
Payable in Gold. \ Payable In Currency.
1st Cabin.. .$100 j Steerage.$30.
1st Cabin to London..105 Steerage to London... 35
1st Cabin to Paris... .115 | Steerage to Paris.4fr
Passage by the Monday steimers-First Cabin $90
gold; Steerage $30; payable in U. S. currency.
Rates of passage from New York to HalUaz; Cabin.
$20, Steerage, $10; payable In gold. '
Passengers ciao forwarded to Havre, Haiuourg,
Bremen, kc, stmoderate rate?.
Steerage passaee from Liverpool and Queenstown,
? 40 currency. Tickets can be bought here by per?
sons sending for their friends.
For further information apply at the Com pan y's,
offices. JOHN G. DALE, Agent,
No. 15 Broadway, New York.
June 4 Gmo
NORTH GERMAN LLOYD.
'STEAM BETWEEN .
BALTIMORE AND BREMEN,
? Via Southampton.
THE SCREW STEAMERS OF THE NORTH GERMAN LLOYD,
. OF 2500 TONS AND 700 HORSEPOWER.
?-ja?- WILL RON REGULARLY BE
y^t^f^l TWEEN BALTIMORE AND ERE
?^MlZ^fir^MKN, TIA SOUTHAMPTON. From
,TrS'r*Btea?-r)rnmon rm the 1st of each month.
From Southampton on the 4th of each month. From
Baltimore on the 1st of each month.
PRICE OF PASSAGE-From Baltimore tx ""remen
London, Havre and Southampton-Cabin $90; Steer *
age ?30. From Bremen to Baltimore-Cabin ?90;
Prices of passage payable in geld, or its equiva?
They touch at Southampton both goba? and re?
turning. These- vessels take Freight to Loudon and .
Hull, tor which through bills of lading are signed.
An experienced Surgeon ls attached to each Vrssel.
AU letters must pass through the Postotfice. No
bills of lading but those of the Company will be
signed. Bins of lading will positively not be de?
livered before goods are cleared at the Customhouse..
For Freight or Passage, apply to ,
' A SCHUMACHER k CO.,
No. 9 South Charles-BUY*t, Baltimore;
Or to - MORDECAI k C?, Asenta,
East Bay, CnarfeiTon^K. c.
PACIFIC MAIL STEAMSHIP COMFY?
THSOTTOH LIA? TO
CALIFORNIA, CHINA AND JAPAN.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE AT GREATLY RE?
j&f^tmm SIEAMERS OF THE ABOVE
y^^te?l^ line leave Pier No. 42, North River.
??^^?????^ foot of Canahstreet, Now York, at
??taaesU 12 o'clock noon, of thc 1st. 9th, lath
and 24th if every month (except when these dates
fall on Sunday, then the Saturday preceding).
Departure of ist-and 24th connect at Panama with
steamers for South Pacific and Central American,'
ports. Those of let touch at Manzanillo.
Departure of 9th ot each month connects with
the new steam lino from Panama to Australia and
Steamship JAPAN leavea Eau Francisco, for China
and Japan, August 3. /
No California steamers touch at Havana, but go
direct from New York to AspinwalL
One hundred pounds baggage free to each adult
Medicine and attendance free.
For Passage Tickets or further information applr
at the COMPANY'S TICKET OFFICE, on the whari
foot OJ Canal-street, North River, New York.
March 14 lyr F. R. BABY, Agent.
FOR WRIGHT'S BLUFF,
BUCKINGHAM POINT, AND ALL INTERMEDI?
ATE LANDINGS ON THE SANTEE RIViB.
r jjsJg*?? THE LIGHT DRAFT STEAMER
: ^.^.r-r-r MARION, Captain J. T. FOSTER, ie
now recciv.ng Freight and will leave To-Morrouj
Night, 10th instant
Apply to JOHN FERGUSON,
July 'J Accommodation Wharf.
[ONE 'IMP A WEEK.]
CHARLESTON AND SAVANNAH STEAM
VIA BEAUFORT, HILTON HEAD AND BLUFFTON
STEAMER PILOT BOY.Capt. W. T. MCNELTY.
OIEAMER FANME.Capt FENSFECX>
- -rtf**1)*. OSE OF THE ABOVE STEAME
HMSBSBB will ?cave charleston eve
Morning, at C o'clock, and Savannah every a
Morning, at G o'clock.
For Freight or passage, apply to
June 29 Accommodation Wharf.
F OK PALATKA, FLORIDA,
VIA SAVANNAH, ST. MARY'S FFRNANDINA
JACKSONVILLE, AND ALL LANDINGS ON
THE ST. JOHN'S RIVER.
? _ ytT-?w THE STEAMER DICTATOR.
r^nf^'iTf? Captain CHAULES WILLEY, will
leave Charleston every Tuesday Night at 9 o'clock*
and Savannah every Wednesday Afternoon, at 3
o'clock, tor the above places. Returning will leave
Savannah ?or Charleston every Saturday Morning,
at 8 o'clock.
All goedt not removed by sunset will be stored at
the expense and risk of owners.
Ail might must be preo-id.
J. D. AIKEN & CO., ?gents,
June 27 South Atlantic Wharf.
jtja-THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
60U1H CAROLINA DISTRICT.-LN THE COURT
OF ADMIRALTY OF THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA FOR SOUTH CAROLINA DISTRICT.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.-To J,
P. M. EPPING, Marshal of the Cnited States,
1er the District aforesaid, or his Lawful Depu?
ty-Greeting: Ycu, and each of you, are hereby
commanded, without delay, to cite and admon?
ish, and tbeec are, thcreiore, to cite and admon
:sh all persons in general, who have, or pretend to
have, arv right, title, claim, interest property, or
denian i whatsoever in, to, or oat of the British ship
SEDBURGH AND CARGO, against which a libel hath
t'en exhibited and filed in the aa;d Court, by JOHN
FERGUSON, owner of the Steamers Planter and
Manon, .'or h'mee'.? and ethers, In a cause of Admi?
ralty and Mar. tim -. Jurisdiction for Salvage Service,
thai th'y be and appear before the Hon G. S
BRYAN, Judge cl tho said Court, at a court to be
Leiden at the Federal Courlhouse, on Monday, the
2Cth dav c?" Ju'.;:, at ll o'clock, A. M., to show cause,
_" at.y they 1 av . why the prayer of the said libel
should sot ic ?rat-ted. And whatever yo'i shall do
.?1 the premises yo 1 shall duly certify un to the Judge
aforesaid, at the time'and place aforesaid, t >f;'ber
<< .'h ibeso presents.
Wiiseee Hon. G. S. BRYAN, Judse of thc said
Crurt, at Charleston, the 3d day of July, in the year
of our Lo;d one thousand eight hundred and sixty
eight BROWN 4: MIKELL,
Clerk of the District Court ot thc C. F. for S. C.
..ali 4 july 4, 13