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VOT/?Tlire Y_N??MRl?R 1436. CHARLESTON. FRIDAY MORNING. JULY 29. 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE STATE CANVASS.
THE TIP-GO V2TT& T AROVSEH.
PICKENS LEADS OFF FOR REFORM.
SPEECHES BY CARPENTER, BUTtEK AND
A*LRAIGNBTEVr OP ROBT. K. SCOTT.
**HA1 WADE HAMPTON THINKS OF THE
A NORTHERN SOLDIER'S OPINION.
ENTHUSIASTIC REFORM RALLIES IN
PENDLETON AND ANDERSON.
The Blae Ridge Railroad and the
?ic.. Acc., ?Sic.
[FROM OUR SPECIAL REPORTERS**
PICKENS COURTHOUSE, July 26.
OD Saturday morning lost, when Judge Car?
penter and Generals Butler and Kershaw em?
barked at Columbia on the Greenville train,
bound for Pickens Courthouse, the campaign
in the up-country may be said to have begun.
The intention was to go as far as Pendleton on
the Blue Ridge Railroad, and then go to Pick?
ens Courthouse, nineteen miles distant,, by
private conveyance. ' On arriving at Pendle?
ton, about 5 o'clock P. M.. a. private convey?
ance was not to be found, and it was deter?
mined to go to Walhalla, which was done, and
good<quarters secured at the Walhalla Hotel,
kept by State Senator D. Blemann. With con?
siderable difficulty, an old stage, pulled by a
horse and a mule, was obtained about 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon, and a start made for Pick?
ens Courthouse, twenty-five miles distant.
Aller a pleasant ride, varied by some beautiful
mountain scenery, the stage, at 12 o'clock at
night, was stopped at the residence of T. A.
Rodgers, Esq.. (senator from Pickens County,)
where the party was hospitably entertained.
Aride of two miles, early In the morning
brought the party to -
It is delightfully situated ina healthy locali?
ty, and one affording beautiful views of the
mountains, a few miles off. As ls known, the
place was started only a short time ago, when
a big slice was cut off from Pickens and the
.county of Oconee made ol it Alter this was done
'this place was selected for the- courthouse,
ss it was in the centre of the remaining por?
tion of the county. The old courthouse was
?t ien nearly deserted. Most of the houses (of
wood) were taken to pieces, brought over to
tins place and re-erected. The new court?
house building, of brick, ls doubtless the most
substantial, roomy and convenient building ol
the kind in any of the county towns of the
On. the arrival of the party they found a large
. number of persons assembled, many to attend
court which had commenced its session that
day, and others to hear the addresses of the
enndidates of the Reform .party, who were an?
nounced to speak at the same time. Proceed?
ing to the residence of Mr. J. E. Hagood, rep?
resentative of this county, the party was warm?
ly greeted by that gentleman, Judge Orr, ex
Go vernor Perry, General W. K. .Easley, of
Greenville, Hon. J. P. Reed, Colonel Hol?
combe, Colonel W. H. Trescott. (formerly of
Charleston,) and other prominent citizens of
this and the adjoining counties.
Ait ten o'clock the court was called to order,
Judge Orr presiding. This being then the
.chief point of interest Judge Carpenter and
Generals Butler and Kershaw proceeded to the
court-room and took seats therein. As soon
as Judge Orr observed that Judge Carpenter
was among the spectators, he Invited him to a
seat on the bench, which Judge Carpenter ac?
cepted. After the usual formalities of organ
' iziitg the court, Judge Orr charged the grand
jury, during which he stated that the fact that
there were only three criminal cases returned
to the court within the past four months was
a high compliment to the people of the county.
During the charge the Judge severely con?
demned the habit ol. the former magistrates in
swindling the Stat?, by binding over a host of
witnesses to testify in a trifling case; and men?
tioned that in an adjoining county a magistrate
had bound over twenty-nine witnesses to testi?
fy that a colored woman had stolen a sheep
THE M BITING
At the conclusion of his charge, the Judge
stated that as there were many present who
desired to hear thc gentlemen who were
the nominees for high official position, he
would adjourn the court from then (ll o'clock)
until half past 3 o'clock, in order that all might
have an opportunity ol hearing them. :
The court was then adjourned. In a mo?
ment the courtroom was packed. It being
observed that a large number could not gain
admittance, it was determined to adjourn to a
grove a short distance off, where there was a
Htand and"seats, and hear the speaking lhere.
Accordingly, Mr. L. N. - Bobbins c ailed, the as?
semblage to order, and nominated General
Eas?ey as chairman. He was unanimously
elected, and Btated that, owing to the con?
tracted space in the court-room, lt would be
best to go lo the grove, and then declared the
meeting adjourned to-meet at that place at
Ina short while thereafter about four hun?
dred and fifty persons, among whom was
quite a large number of colored people, were
assembled in the grove. On the stand were
Judge Carpenter, Generals Butler, Kershaw
and Easley, ex-Governor Perry and Colonel
Holcombe, and near the steps was Judge Orr.
REMARKS OF GENERAL EARLEY.
A? soon as the audience was seated, General
Easley arose and said :
FiiliDiB-OitUens of Platens County-We have
assembled here to-day to consider a movement
ol i nterest to ail classes and parties-all alike
interested. In lt there are no political princi?
ples or prejudices which need or should divide
us. It is to rescue our State from the hands
of the men who have debauched our public
morality and prostituted the high places to
which they have been elevated. The move?
ment was Inaugurated as an Indignant protest
of the whole people against the action of these
men who have degraded us, and robbed and
impoverished us, for their own private gains. I
now have the honor to introduce to you a man
in whose charactef all have confidence, and ol'
whoas mme every South Carolinian ls proud
General J. B. Kershaw.
AODBESS OT GENERAL KERSHAW.
On being Introduced, Major General Ker?
shaw stepped forward, and said that he was
no politician, nor bad he ever been one, bot
has ?mn conteBt to conflne* himself ta the
works of private lifo, his ambition beingr
bounded by the horizon of the legal profes?
sion ,r which he was ft member.
The call of Secession in 1861 met his hear
response, as In early life he was fully iode
trlnated in the bellet ol State Sovereignty. -.
early as 1851-52, when secession was fii
talked of, it met his approval, and he did n
hesitate to decide in favor of State Rich
But said he, while 1 entertained these sen
menta, the question of slavery had naught
do with lt, being entirely foreign to it. I st
that in separation lay our only hope, as the rn
Jority in the United States were determin
to rule us, who were in the minority, wheth
it was done lawfully br unlawfully. Entertai
lng these sentiments, I deemed it but my du
to vindicate them on the battle-field when t
call to arms was made. I commenced 1
military career at Fort Sumter in 1861, a
closed it in Fort Warren in 1865. Often dc
lng that time and since I have analyzed n
motives for my course in the cause, and whl
I can. see no fault in my logical position, yet
say that I ieel that it was devolved upon r.
to do all in my power to regain all of the ci'
rights of South Carolina, and to heal all of t
breaches caused by the war. In my carne:
ness to do all I could in this direction. I ha
caught at straws and found them to sink wi
me. But now I have found a platform <
which all good and honest men, of all pa
ties and classes, can stand with me, and 1
work together for the redemption of the Stat
In 1865, when a guest of the United Stat
at Fort Warren, where I with other Confed
rate officers was entertained at the public e
pense for our services on our side ol the stru,
gie, I was permitted to return on taking tl
amnesty oath. In taking this oath I did 1
more than has every other Southern man wi
bas held office, and In taking which we bom
ourselves anew to the Constitution of tl
United States, (different, it ls true, from tl
one we seceded from,) deprived ourselves
the right of secession, and also bound ou
selves to the principles of universal freedo
and suffrage to the African, and to the abo
tlon of slavery. When I and my broth
officers at Fort Warren consulted together ar
decided to take the proposed oath, we dete
mined to stand by it I have stood by lt.
accepted uot only the situation, but all ol tl
logical consequences of that position; also t
the responsibilities of emancipation on tl
people of South Carolina, which, I think, hai
not yet been properly felt by the people.
Here the speaker related how himself ai
General Chesnat, encouraged by the whi
people of Kershaw, labored earnestly to s
cure the co-operation of the colored people
restoring the State to its former prpsperit
how their efforts were nearly crowned wi
success, when one ol those serpents with whit
the State was then becoming infested, dist!
buted his poison In the political Eden, orgai
ized a Loyal League, and destroyed the goc
seed which had been sown. General Kershaw
In 18671 was called upon to give my sit]
port to the movement started for the purpoo
of electing a Democratic President and iu oj
position to the Republican party, which ha
trodden the constitution under foot nu
robbed the people ot their rights and llbertlei
I gave my support to the movement and pm
sued the vain course of attempting to persuad
the colored mon to vote for his own dlsfrai
chlsement by asking him to vote for us; bi
the freedmen had too much political sagaclt
and declined to do so. All know the resuli
Since then, the people of South Carolina hov
been permitted to establish a sort of conne<
tlon with the Federal Government. Now, w
are In slavery under lt but we are suffering
more Intolerante slavery under our State Gov
eminent, os it is now administered by th
In March lost a movement was inaugurated t
defeat the present "Ring," which with wantoi
and violent hands look the bread oat of you
children's mouths, and clothed Its members ii
purple and fine linen, to roll in gorgeous
equipages, and revel In every species of lux
ury-a spectacle to make angels weep. The:
taxed the people until the taxes were trebled
nay. quintupled. A resident ot this count]
has paid five times more taxes this year thai
he did in 1660, when he owned two-thirds m on
of property than he does now. After having
endured all this, our press, which had laboree
diligently to check the corruption of tnt
"Ring," met In Columbia, aaa there pro
n ounce d the verdict of the people and lnitiatec
the movement which, ll properly supported,
will lead to the delea: of the men who have
so long preyed upon us. There a platform 0:
two resolutions was adopted, pledging adhe
renee to the laws granting universal suffrage,
and admitting the right of all to hold office!
These men there sounded the tocsin whlct
was to restore the rights of the people of Soutl
Carolina, and which will a few years hence ar
ray the conservative people of the Unltet
States on the same broad platform.
When the convention called by the press
met in Columbia in June lost I went os a pri?
vate citizen, Intending to take no part In it be
yond endorsing lt When I arrived, I found
that no definite plan for Its guidance ha J beet
presented and I drew up a platform, which mel
the approval of the convention. Since then J
have been assailed on all sides, and my mo?
tives Impugned. Some of my Democratic
friends said Thad gone over to the Radicals, and
I was also condemned by the Scott faction. God
forbid that I should ever be applauded by the
Scott faction. While my motives were Unit
Impugned, I steadily pursued the course I had
chosen, feeling that I was working for the best
interests ol the State. I have been accused ot
seeking office; but I was unjustly charged. I
could not become a candidate for office if 1
would, as I am one of that class excluded in
the Omnibus bill os unpardonable rebels.
To show that this ls no porty movement, wc
have both a Republican and a Democrat on
our ticket. Judge Carpenter, the nominee for
Governor, whom I om proud to call my friend,
is endorsed by Chief-Justice Dunkin, Hon. W.
G. DeSoussure, and the entire Bar of Charles?
ton. With my gallant and patriotic irlend, Gen?
eral Butler, most of you ore well acquainted, as
many of you have shared danger with him on
the liattle-field, and witnessed his sacrifices for
the State he loves so well. In our ranks are
oar oldest and most loved soldiers. General
Hampton has pledged himself, under certain
contingencies, to stump the State. General
Conner has endorsed the movement Here
let me read on extract from a letter of this
gallant soldier to me.
In the letter, in question, after paying a de?
served compliment to Gen. Kershaw, the writer
says that the address of the executive com?
mittee "is a powerful appeal to the sound
sense and good Judgment of the Intelligent
portion of the community, and truthfully pre?
sents the real Issue and questions of the day.
For five years we hove drifted. It ls time to
take observations and ascertain where we are,
and what surrounds us. We see many things
that we think ought not to be, but there they
are-fixed facts; we can't ignore them; we
cannot alter them. The wise course ia to get
the true bearing ol' them and use them. In
all that we do now we must be guided by rea?
son, and not by prejudice; and just there is, I
think, our danger. Our people will not rise
above prejudice. They waste their strength
really against the existing conditions, instead
o uniting to improve it They won't appre?
ciate the wisdom of the old statesman who
said that in worldly affairs the best was never
attainable. All that could be expected was
the next best, If we can unite and act vigor?
ously, I think we can win. Whether wo will
or not, we certainly can succeed in improving
the next Legislature. We will put In a large
number of our own people, and will force the
'Ring' to run better men. But for this move?
ment Scott would have walked over the
course, and two years more of his rule would
have mada us exiles or paupers."
Alter a few remarks regarding the necessity
of eradicating the prejudices between the two
races, and showing how closely allied were
the interests of both in securing a better form
of government, the speaker read an extract
from the New York World, with a view of
scowing how the leading Democratic paper in
the United States viewed the Reform move?
ment which the Sumter News, a professed
Democratic poper, condemned. After publish?
ing the address of the executive committee of
the Reform party, and showing the condition
of affairs in South Carolina, the World said:
There are only two conceivable remedies for
this deplorable state of things; one by depriv
lng tlie negroes of suffrage, tbe other by abai
doning the mutual hostilllty of the race!
which the Radicals (meaning the Ring) am
carpet-baggers have so industriously fomented
The first of these remedies might be best if 1
were practicable, but it would be a wild, craz
Quixotism to attempt it. It could not be ac
complished without plunging the country int
another civil war, and we have had enough o
the bitter fruits of civil war.
The only practical way of restoring gooi
government in the South is by thwarting th
too successful attempts of the extremists ti
stir up Jacobinism and animosities betweei
the two races. Their interesta t*"? really Iden
tlcal, and il the conflict which L_"oeen cause
by the Freedmen's Bureau and carpet-bagger
were healed, the best citizens of both races
even In a State like South Carolina where th
negroes are in a majority, could control tb
government and reform existing evils. Th
only practical solution is to recognize negri
suffrage, and establish friendly relations wit
the better part of the colored population.
When he concluded the reading of the es
tract, the speaker devoted a few minutes c
his time to the Sumter News which, he sale
had been hurling its ieeble arrows at him. I wi
state that this paper is published at he hom
of several of those who are prominent mern
hers of the "Ring," and Franklin J. Moses, Jr.
was at one time its editor. Two years ago 1
became so shaky that everybody thought i
had gone over to the Radicals. Having craw
fished cut of that position, it remains in th?
Democratic camp to assail us.
After this digression, the speaker proceedei
to show that not only was the movement en
dorsed by both Democrats and Republicans ii
South Carolina, but by those abroad, and rea
a letter from the editor of a paper ls Mis?is
Blppi, who was striving to inaugurate a move
ment of the same kind in that State; cited th'
editorials of the Nation, which spoke'most fa
vorably of the attempt to overthrow the coi
rapt "Ring," which had trampled down al
laws for its own aggrandizement, and thei
read the following letter from J. J. Wright, wh
although he does not so state it, is believed t
have been the general commanding the Slxtl
Corps of the Army of Hie Potomac :
BOSTON. July ll, 1867.
General J. B. Kershaw, Camden, 3. C.
Mv DEAR SIR-I have just read your patriot
ic letter of June 28th, issued in the Banner c
the South of the 9th Instant.
I tell you, General, that that letter will do i
vast amount of good throughout the who!
country; for it contains the sentiments of ai
honest and fearless gentleman.
Would to God, that the whole gallant Soutl
could see their real, true condition, and thi
only wise remedy as you and other gallan
song of the South have so plainly seen ant
pointed out to your injured people.
I am, General, a Democrat, and fought threi
years against you, especially while connect?e
with the Sixth Corps, "Army of the Potomac.1
We often met on many a field as deadly toes,
but I, with the whole army of the. Uniter.
States, at the termination of the civil ?t rife
with, perhaps, a few cowardly exceptions, be
came your friends. We, the Union soldiers,
were then, as we are to-day, ready to trust al
such as you; and we would cheerfully hope fo:
you to hold any office ol trust within the gif
of the American people. We both fought fe
principle, and for that alone. It ls not; lor mai
to say wno was In the right or wrong. That li
for God to decide. Why should we, therefore
be enemies ? Oh ! if all the editors and other:
throughout our country that keep misrepre
senting both sections of the Union were sunt
Into the sea, then we, the soldiers ot thc lat?
war, could be brought together as a man, anc
Sut to death Radicalism and all other d-d
ims which crazy cats lor the past thirty years
have been mewing.
I am willing to stand by, to the death even,
all that you have written.
JAMES J. WRIGHT. '
With a few graceful and complimentary re?
marks concerning General Butler and Judge
Carpenter, who were to follow him, General
Kershaw cloded his remarks.
ADDRESS OF GENERAL BUTLER.
General Easley Introduced General M. C.
Butler as "that gallant soldier, pure patriotic
and unselfish citizen," after which General
Butler said he had come for the first time to
counsel with the good people ol Picken.?, as to
what is best to be done for the State, and he
proposed to discuss dispassionately questions
proper to be discussed on such occasions, with?
out prejudice or malice.
He then gave a r?sum? of the provisions ot
the reconstructions laws, saying that If they
should tura out to be wise, we should thank
the law-makers; if they were unwise, the re?
sponsibility rested not with us. Whether wiso
or unwise, there they were, and must be
obeyed. UnleBS there were laws there wjuld
be anarchy, and bad laws were better than
anarchy. These Reconstruction laws do not
take away lr o m us any of our in aile a ab ie
rights; they do not give any one the right'*) ar?
rest me or yon, or to Belze my or your property
witnout due process of law. They do not say
that yon shall not impose qualifications upon
your'voters, but only say that the qualifica?
tions yon Impose upon one color shall be im?
posed upon the other. But aside from all
this, under the Reconstrustion laws a system
of bad goverument or misgovernment has been
loisted upon UB, which brings a blush to the
cheek of every honeBt man when he thinks of
it. [Just herc an ass commenced to bray,where?
upon General Butler said I hear a representa?
tive of Scott braying again.] When In Wash?
ington a few days ago, I did not speak to
either a Democrat or a Republican who did
not condemn and denounce the corrupt and
dishonest administration of affairs In South
Carolina, and assert that lt was a disgrace to
any civilized country. Yet ior this state of
affairs our own people are partly to blame, by
sitting down and permitting Scott and his
minions to step between the two races (when
there were no causes tor discord) and origi?
nate discord and bring about this disgrace?
ful state of things.
Have we had misgovernment under the
Scott administration ? I say we have, and I
have been asked lor the proof. I now present
these charges, all of which I believe I can
prove. The speaker then read the following
CHARGES AGAINST R. K. SCOTT.
1st. I charge that he has violated that well
established and acknowledged principle of law
which prohibits a trustee from speculating in
the trust fund for his own benefit, and I charge
that Governor Scott has speculated in the
tunds of the State, ol which* he is the trastee,
ior his own benefit.
2d. I charge that he has infested this State
with paid spies ?rom abroad, reeking with ha?
tred to our people, and established a system of
espionage dangerous to public liberty and free
3d. I charge that he pays these spies with
our money under the pretence that they arc
peace officers, when they are simply his po?
litical partisans, and are engaged la stirring
4th. I charge that ho has attempted to de?
moralize the public virtue and prostitute the
public morals, by introducing into his house
as Governor of South Carolina persons of ill
fame, he knowing them to be such, thereby of?
fering a new aid for prostitution.
5th. I charge that he has connived at, if he
is not implicated In, the murder of citizens of
South Carolina tor political effect.
6lh. I charge that he has violated the law of
his own creation, or the creation of his own
party, by not requiring the land commissioner
to make a report of his operations, and, also,
by not requiring a report from his financial
7th. I charge that he has defrauded the State
of large sums of money as one ot the advisory
board of the land com mission, by convening to
his own use money appropriated to buy homes
for the homeless.
8th. I charge tnat under his administration
the public debt bas been trebled, taxation be?
come burdensome beyond sufferance, immi?
gration prevented, the resources ot the State
left undeveloped, and public education neg?
9th. I charge that he hos encouraged vio?
lence by his speeches, (for instance, Els Win?
chester rifle speech.) and proclamations, and
fomented discord between the white and color?
ed people for political effect; that he has de?
feated the ends of JuBtlce by the Improper ex?
ercise of the pardoning power, by which he let
loose upon our community a horde of thieves,
cutthroats and murderers.
10th. I charge that he lias discharged
duties ofhis high office not for the good of
whole people, nut with an eye single to
own preferment, political and pecuniary; 1
he has misrepresented abroad the good pee
of this commonwealth, and attempted to bi
odium upon their fair name. .
11th. 1 charge that shortly preceding the
Presidential election, Governor Scott sale
General Hampton and two other gentlere
that he not only wished the State to go De
eratic, but wanted to use his Influence to t
end, as he was tired of the negroes, and wt
make enough of them resign their seats in
Legislature so as to give the white men a
jority in that body.
The General dwelt at large upon Sc<
placing paid spies throughout the country,
der the pretence that they were only pe
officers, only that they might spy upon
people, and learn their opinions, and corni
nicate to Scott anything that could be dlsti
ed and used by him lor political effect
denied that there was any truth In Sec
charges that there were bands of Ku-Kl
who were murdering and maltreating peo]
and that the constabulary force was neceas
to protect the people, and called upon Gov?
or Scott to prove that any man had been
rested and convicted' of being a membe:
such a band, or of any other formed to rei
the laws of the State. He asserted that St
was gnilty of the murder ol Randolph,
mediately alter the murder. Tolbert, with
hands still bloody, came to Scott and conies
the deed. Scott then arrested Tolbert, w
out due process ot law, and confined him
the Penitentiary, after he had made him c
fess that other men, prominent citizens of
beville, had put him up to committing
deed. After he had done this, Scott permit
him to escape from the Penitentiary. He tl
offered $10,000 reward for his recapture,
although he was known to be at Greenwo
he was not molested by the constab.ul
force, members of which came to him (Gent
Butler) and told him that they knew wh
Tolbert was, and If they believed that the
ward was a bona-fide one they would oap ti
him. Some of the same constabulary lor
some time after, took advantage of Tolberl
a ball,picked a quarrel with him and killed h
and sealed his Ups forever, so that he coi
never reveal the secret of the murder of the n
he hod killed, a colored Radical, at the Inst!
tlon of the Scott Ring, who by this mari
hoped to array the people of the North agali
us. Colonels Aiken, Cothran and others, v?
were charged by Tolbert with having 1m
Sued this murder, were" arrested, tried a
Bchorged for want of evidence to sustain t
The land commission was next treated
by the speaker. He showed that $700,000 1
been appropriated by the Legislature to p
chase lands for the landless. Leslie was I
man who first had charge of this burean, a
when be became so obnoxious to the "Rit
that it was thought best to get rid of him
in a speech in the Senate asserted that If
told all he knew it would be sufficient to se
Scott and others of the advisory board to 1
Penitentiary. After Leslie had made fort?n
for himself and the members of the board,
was gotten rid of und DeLarge, a colored mi
was appointed in his place, and Leslie clear
out. lt ls said that when DeLarge came in
office he asserted that all of the money appj
priated had been absorbed by the "Ring." T
land commission used to buy lands this wc
said the speaker. The man having land to s
was asked what he charged per acre; li'
said $5, he was told to charge $10; if he did
and said that he wanted part ol' the ext
money charged, he was told he could not g
lt, as it was for the benefit of thc commissio
er. In one case, said the speaker, the comm
sion charged the State $120,000 l'or a tract
land for which they paid only $30,000. th
making $00,000 for themselves.
The next subject treated of was the Sta
debt, which the speaker showed was mo
than trebled since the Scott Ring had been
power, and proved by figures that the total e
pend! tares in 1868, when Governor Orr w
Governor, was only $154,800, and In 1870, wh(
Scott ls Governor, the expenditures are $61
890; that where three years ago $150.000 w
sufficient, more than *G0O,000 ls now dray
from the pockets ol the people.
The Winchester rifle speech-and the vario
proclamations ol' the Governor, the speaks
showed, were intended to foment discord b
tween the two races, if not to create a war b
tween them. The speaker lollowed these r
marks by an appeal to the colored people pr
sent to know If they had received the varloi
benefits promised them by their pretend?
friends whom they had hoisted Into powe
[They made no answer, but their looks plain
said that they hod been grievously disappoln
ed.] The speaker then briefly pointed out th
effects ol the high taxes, how they dlscouragt
people from working with any energy, and n
auced them In many Instances to abject pc
erty. In this connection lie related instance
where men had had their last morsels of bree
and meat taken from them and sold to satisl
Said the speaker in conclusion: This ac
ministration, which went into power undf
the promises that it was to make South Care
lina an ?1 Dorado and an Elysium, has mad
lt, In less than two years, almost nnlDhabitt
ble, and in two years more it will be almost
desert. The "Ring" made magnificent pron
ises. We were to have railroads everywliere
tbo mountains and the sea were to kiss eac
other. They promised universal education
the commercial and agricultural resource
were to he developed; the laws were to h
made plain and simple that everybody rnigh
understand them; economy ia the public es
penses was promised; the poor man was to b
the special object of its care and considers
tlon-bub?one of these promises have beei
fulfilled. Now, shall we stand still and sc<
all this plundering ana corruption contlnm
for another two years, or rise up in our migh
and throw off this nightmare which Is brood
ing over us and crippling our energies ?
ADDRESS OP JUDGE CARPENTER.
At thc conclusion ol General Butler's ad
dress, General Easley announced that he hat
the honor of introducing the distinguished
gentleman wbo; upon thc Invitation ol
the people, had consented to bear in this
campaign the standard of Retrenchment and
Reform-thc Hon. R. B. Carpenter.
! Judge Carpenter commenced his remarks
by saying that, in accepting the nomination,
he had done so with DO selfish purpose; thal
I if he had consulted his own private feelings,
! he would have remained in the position that he
had held, which, though not one of ease, was
so In comparison with the life he was now en?
tering upon-one ol' personal conflict and
political commotion. But as the body ol' patri?
otic, unselfleh men, representing the people,
and watchful of their best interests, had called
bim from that place of ease to carry their ban?
ner In the warfare against the corrupt crew
which administered the affairs of the govern?
ment, he had accepted thc trust reposed in
him, and pledged his every energy to lead the
movement until the "Ring" was overthrown,
and its members dispersed in dismay.
He knew full well when lie accepted the
tniBt, that the Ring and Its organ would use
their whole armory of weapons, consisting of
insult, Insinuations, base falsehoods and per?
jury-fit weapons for BUCII a crew, and only
such os they dared to use. Ho had expected
this, and had not been disappointed. They
hod used every means to damage his charac
' ter, but he defied his calumniators, and even
their threats ol' assassination. If lt became
necessary for his Ute to be sacrificed for the
cause, he would cheerfully yield, up his life,
knowing, as he did, that the cause was just-a
cause, supported by the Kershaw*, Butlers,
Hamptons, McGowans and others-and where
such men led it was always into a path of re?
fulgence and horror.
After a few brief, brit earnest words, showing
the corruptions of the "King" and the damage
its rule bad done the State, the speaker said
that even now there were many of the citizens
of the State who did not wish to take UD arms
against the "Ring" in the way inaugurated,
but said, "Let us do it by county organiza?
tions." It is well knowD, said he, that the
"Ring" has each county well organized, by
secret leagues, by oath-bound societies and
military organizations. To follow such a
course is only to Insure defeat. The only hope
for the people is in a manly and open combat
with the people who disgrace the State, pur?
loin our money, and by their shameless con?
duct have made their names a by-word and re?
proach throughout the United States. Whea
a great public wrong ls to be put down and
freemen to arise and put off the shackles
which have bound them, the work is too great
to be done by such a method os that proposed.
Another plan favored by some is to Join the
"Ring" and break it up. What, joUr a party
like that to break lt ? If I did not know some
of thc men who favored such a plan to be men
of whose ability there can be no doubt, I would
?ay that such an indea was the freak of
;ased brain. Do you think Scott is th<
;hing in the party ? No ! He is only th?
ind front of the band. Just look at
There is the comptroller-general, whi
Talsified the records of the State. Pf
jome of you may have been a sheriff
like others, went to the comptroller-gi
for a settlement of your claims, and wei
ay him that he would not settle wltl
rebels, and. after they had gone, sent oi
bought up the claims for fifty cents i
dollar; and now he and others the
Columbia, members of the "Ring," are
lng in wealth, buying lands and bu
houses out of the spoils wrung from a <
trodden people by every system of roi
legalized and otherwise, that could bi
celved of. After further exposing
of the thieving work of the "B
and showing into what filth and mire
men who favored joining the "Ring," to
it up, would be plunged, the Judge gave t
history of the corruption of the Legisli
with which all are BO familiar, and said
Scott's dirty organ In Charleston had ac
him of bribing that body, and that he hi
had received a consideration for ever]
which had been passed. If this be true,
it not prove tbat no bill was passed wi
bribery and corruption ? After denylni
charges made against him, the Judge ass
that the Governor had recommended tnt
sage of the Gold and Insurance bills, v
were passed by the most outrageous br
and corruption. He knew that Trea
Parker, sent by the Governor, went Norti
pawned $48,000 of State bonds, and with
money thus received, or portions of lt, bi
the members of the Legislature to pass
Railroad Consolidation bill and Sinking :
bill. These charges, said the Judge, he <
prove. Of all the legislators, very few hai
honesty to refuse the gold of the "Rini
pass measures not for the good of the pi
of the Slate, but for their own aggran
ment. Now it is proposed by a lew to Jolt
nest ol robbers; now when there was a
peet of its being weakened by Internal dli
sion: when they were falling out with
another. He only hoped that when they
the old adage would be verified
"When rogues fall out.
Honest men will get their just dues."
Down In Charleston County and other
lions, said the speaker, the colored mei
with us In this movement, having throwi
the shackles placed upon them by the
who had only used them for their own
sonal ends, and given them none of the tr
-offices, mules, land, ?ducation-BO lavl
Eromiseri. These colored men, as I have i
ave joined their real friends, the white i
in this movement, knowing full well that
will not be deceived as they were by their
tended friends who came down South on!
flin. This ls no political movement, said
lought against yon and did all I coul
maintain the cause 1 sided with, and 11
republican. But the time lias come fo
bitterness engendered In the recent strll
cease, and for all, Democrats and Republic
Confederates and Federals, whites and bia
to unite and establish an honest governm
with no politics In lt. The Scott -'Ring" 1
circulated reports that those who sup
thlB movement will deprive the colored i
of their liberties. The rights of the colt
men have been given them by the Un
States, and cannot be taken from yon by
and all tho assertions of the ..King" that
are protected In them by the "Ring" ls equ
false. Neither the "Ring" nor we gave
rights or can inteifere In any way to dep
you of them. Those rights, given by the
tlon, are as Immovable as the nation, and
til the nation fulls will they stand. The pref
state of things Is not the result ol' war. '
whole world ls throbbing to give the ma
power and universal suffrage. The interest
the two races are identical, one needs the bri
and capital and tbe other tbe labor-neil
can get along without the other, and it
hooves all to Join hands and aid in restoring
State to its former glory and prosperity, w
with the two races united we will have an li
est government. The Scott Ring have d
Its best to foment discord and Incite host!
between the races, and his hordes ol' spies :
Winchester rifle speeches have tended to
-cite a war of races. He has spent $50,OW
arming the militia, and who are they ? '.
colored people. Tnere is no objection to tl
but is all the intelligence, virtue and patr
ism confined to this class alone, that they ali
should be armed, while ot the white compar
which have tendered their services not <
bas been accepted. He has said that the w
cheater rifle was the only law for South Ca
lina; said this while off at a safe distance
Washington, when he himself would run at
sight of one. If this political race ls to be w
by lying, perjury, bribery and detraction, i
Scott "Ring" can have lt; but It cannot be w
by Winchester rifles-two sides can play at ti
game, and I take It that South Carolina's sc
will never see their rights taken from them
sucn a method. No, Governor, Wlncliesi
rifles cannot win this battle.
The Scott Ring knowing that lt has the i
polntment of the commissioner? of electloi
and that they, under a law of its Leglslatui
have the power of keeping the ballot-bos
three days, during which tluie they cnn at
them, feel assured that they can win by tl
method; but we will block that game for thei
After showing bv figures that the debt oft
State, since the Scott "Ring" came into pow?
had been increased $8,000,1)00, and how it hi
squandered the public monies, the Judge eic
eu his remarks with an earnest and affectli
appeal, for the soldiers of both armies lo fe
?et their differences, ?br the whites ai
lacks to bury their prejudices, and all uni
In this movement, and thus secure an hone
government in South Carolina.
At the close of the speeches, the andiene
which had been one ot the most attentive w
have ever seen, applauded freely tis they ho
done frequently during the addresses whe
the speaker gave them home thrusts again:
the Scott Ring. Beyond doubt, Picken's Coui
ty will vote for the Reform movement near!
to a man. Numerous persons who had fi
pressed their doubts of thc movement at firsi
signified yesterday their Intention to suppoi
it with their best interests.
On Monday next a Reform club will be oi
ganized In the county.
PENDLETON, July 26.
Learning while at Pi-kens that taeupeopie o
Pendleton, on tho Bine Ridge Railroad, expect
ed tho candidates to apeak there ou Tuesday
Judge Carpenter and Generals Buller am
Kershaw left for this place yesterdry on i
stage, and arrived late at nicht. This morn
ing they addressed an audience of about threi
hundred (of whom a largo number were ladies
in ibo Methodist Church. On the stand wen
Colonel Simpson, Hon. T. G. Clemson, M.ijo:
Behring, Colonels Sloan and Livingston.
Colonel Simpson presided and m .de seme in?
teresting introductory romarka, complimen?
tary to tho candidates and General Kershaw,
who were present, bc said, to advocate thc
claims ol tbe new movement, which was with?
out parly tie?, bat was founded upon prin?
ciples and intended io overthrow the naprin
ciplad eet of men who r?ow contralle 1 the affairs"
of the Statte. He then introduced General
Kershaw, who eaid :
I bavo taken the oath of allcgian e and in?
tend to ab.de by it. I hive not only recog?
nized tbe rights of the Ireerimen, but bavo en?
deavored to fit them for their new duties. The
people of South Carolina havo accepted the
Reconstruction acts, and fahould at ouco admit
tho right of the African to vote and hold office.
After admitting this, the white people bave
only to ebow to the colored men that their in?
terests were identical and that so long ae the
Scott administration remained in porer, jus? so
Jong would the colored men be deprived of the
means of elevating themselves, a?'d then they
would give their co-operation, and with it tbe
glorious movement just inaugurate 1 would be
successful. Ho had boon accused by the Radi?
cals of being a Democrat, and by the Demo?
crats of having deserted Democratic principles
and taken up with a Republican, (Judge Car?
penter.) but aa he balioved tbat truth always
laid between extremes, and as f ie Reform
porty was certainly botwaon Radicalism and
D?mocracy, it occupied the place of truth, and
he would give it his earnest support.
After a few eulogistic rem irki upon the ac?
tion of Jadso Carpenter in taking the respon?
sible position of loader in rbis moveme nt, the
speaker sat down, and General Butler was ir
troduced and received with enthnsiasiic ap?
plause. He repeated his charges made against
Governor Scott the day before, reviewed the
Reconstruction acts and advised all to accept
them in good tai th. an d yield cheerful obedience
to them. He showed how the "Ring" perpetu?
ated its power by binding its colored support?
ers by the most dreadful oaths to support the
nominees of the party, aid would not allow
them to attend any meeticerB, where it was
probable they would have their eyes opened to
their true interests. He advised the colored
people to throw off the bonds which kept them
slaves of a set of men who were destroying the
State, and sustain the Reform party, which
would give equal rights to all, reduce expenses
and taxation, and give to all education*] ad?
vantages. To show what would be the effect
of another two years' rule of the Scott '.Ring,"
the General related the anecdote of a man
whose servant was always stealing Crom him.
One day when the busband and wife had to go
off some distance, he objected to leaving the
servant, but yielded when bis wife said that it
would be safe to leave tho man now as be had
stoleD everything. Off they went, but when
they returned they found that the servant bad
a grapevine around thb ga'.e-poat trying to
pull the entire place away. Now, said the
Genera], that is the way with the Scott "Bing;"
they have stolen everything in tbe r?tate, bet
if we let them remain much longer they will
carry off the State too.
Judge Carpenter was next introduced, and
was received with cheers and other demonstra?
tions of delight. Ho commenced by an elo?
quent allusion to the history af the country
and paving a glowing tribute to the m emory
of John C. Calhouo; he asserted bis bellefin
the justice of the came for which he was bat?
tling; he had no fear of the result, BB he was
convinced that it waa the cause of ju,tice and
truth; both he and the cause had roany
enemies, but these enemies were not so much
the enemies of bis and of tbe cause aa they
were the enemies of good government, and
against each as these was the Beform move?
ment organized; and if be died in defence
of the cause, he wished his tombstone to bear
witness th ?t be bad done his best for it. After
an earnest appeal to tbe colored people to sus?
tain the movement, Judge Carpenter showed,
by thc following figures, bow the debt of the
State had beeo rnroased $8 371.400 by the
Scott "Ring" ander the various appropriations
of the two last sessions of the Legislature.
The meeting was ODO of the most enthusi?
astic meetings ever held in this section. The
applause and cheering dunn? the speeches
were frequent and enthusiastic. Ufo-morrow,
at Anderson Courthouse, where the candidates
will speak again, a still larger and more en?
thusiastic crowd is anticipated.
Late to-night a number of colored and white
citizans of Pendleton serenaded the candi?
dates. Judge Carpenter and General Kershaw
made effective speeches. General Butler bar?
ing retired before the arrival of the serenadere,
did not speak.
COLUMBIA, July 28.
The Reform meeting at Anderson, on Wed?
nesday, was a great success. Twenty-five
hundred people were assembled, of whom one
hali were colored, and a brass band was in at?
tendance. A series of effective speeches were
made by Carpenter, Kershaw, Butler and
Youmans. Judge Carpenter took occasion to
deny that he was opposed to the completion of
the Blue Ridge Railroad; he charged that there
was no certainty that the bonds appropriated
forthat purpose would be legitimately used;
there was every likelihood that they would be
gobbled up by the Scott Ring.
Presiden: Harrison, after the speech,.rose In
the audience to defend Scott. He said that he
was no political friend of Governor Scott, but
that official had not used the bonds in the man?
ner charged, and could not do so. The bonds
had never been prepared for market.
Judge Carpenter replied that under the
Sinking Fund bill the Blue Ridge bonds and all
the other State property could, and he feared
would, be gobbled up.
FROM TBE RADICAL CAME.
Ht Large Nominated for Congress-Who
the OtheV Congressional Aspirants are
Likely to be- Reorganization of the
[SPECIAL TBLEORAM TO TBE NEWS. J
COLUMBIA, July 23.
The Radical Congressional Convention to
nominate a representative for the Second Dis?
trict, in accordance with the call of Whipper,
the chairman, met at 1 o'clock to-day.
Ransier was chosen chairman, and Williams,
of Beaufort, secretary. A committee on cre?
dentials was appointed, who reported thirty
three members present and entitled to seats and
votes in the convention.
On the call for nominations, Cain, of Charles?
ton, nominated R. C. DeLarge. Smalls, of
Beaufort, nominated C. C. Bowen, advocating
his nomination, but stating that he recognized
this as the legal convention, and, while he de?
sired the nomination of Bowen, if it failed he
should support the nominee of the convention
as the regular candidate for Congress.
After speeches by the respective friends of
the candidates, the vote was taken and result?
ed as follows: DeLarge, thirty-two; Bowen,
two. Smalls, of Beaufort, and McIntyre, of
Colleton, voliDg for Bowen, and DeLarge not
Congressional conventions of the third and
fourth districts, to nominate Radical candi?
dates for Congress, will be held here to-mor?
row. Report puts Elliott ahead in the third,
and Wallace in the fourth districts. The con?
vention for the first district is to be held on
the sixteenth of August at Florence. It is be?
lieve that Whittemore will be nominated.
The Grand Council of the Union League met
at 10 o'clock this morning, In the Senate cham?
ber. About two hundred delegates were in
attendance. Cardozo president. A new rltu
! al was adopted and general reorganization
made on the basis of this ritual. The officer?
elected for the ensuing year were: President,
F. L. Cardozo; vice-presidents, S. H. E. Hayne,
T. J. Mackey, H. W. Purvis, J. M. Allen; secre?
tary, E. W. M. Mackey; treasurer, R. H.
Gleaves; executive committee, F. L. Cardozo,
E. W. M. Mackey, R. H. Gleaves, F. J. Moses,
Jr., W. B. Nash, J. L. Nsagle, Henry Cardozo
and B. F. Whittemore.
NEWS FROM SOUTH AMERICA.
NEW YORK, July 28.
The steamship Rising Star has arrived from
Aeplnwali. Peace has been established be?
tween Bolivia and Peru. The Peruvian Gov
vernment had paid the American legation two
millions, which was accorded Americans by
the mixed convention. The steamer Ecuador
had exploded, and two lives were lost. There
was a sharp earthquake at Lima, June 26,
with little damages. The steamer Maid, from
Liverpool, for Callao, was burnt at the Straits
of Magellan, and two llveB were lost.
rHE SEAT OF WAR.
TAFOZEON MASSING SIS FORCES
ON TSE RHINE.
?RUSSIA'S REPLY TO PEACE OVERTURE 3.
"IT IS TOO LATE."
EUGENIE'S REGENCY NOT ABSOLUTE,
AC, AO., Ac
War Reports from Paris.
PARIS, Joly 28.
The Moniteur de Soir says the movements of
he French armies point to an immediate and
Napoleons mobilizable force on the frontier
s 800,000. The Prussians can't fight except at
Desperate odds on the frontier.
A teeming country enables the Emperor to
Dispense with commissaries. The weather is
splendid for fighting.
Prussia replies to overtures ot peace through
Russia, "It ls too late !"
Eugenie's regency ls not absolute. She will
rye governed by Napoleon's instructions, and
is forbidden to promulgate other laws than
Loose now pending.
It ls regarded as certain that the Emperor
ntends closing on Prussia between Thionville
?ind Wlessenberg, throwing McMahon's army,
icross the Rhine. McMahon's army consists
Dfthres corps, commanded by Feully, Douay
Eighc thousand marines, under General De
Va&saigne, accompany the Baltic fleet The
objective point is supposed to be Stralsund.
France reiterates her denial of the authenti?
city ol the secret treaty with Prussia.
The Emperor, L. a letter to the commander
of the National Guard, says : "Dear General
I wish you to express on my part to the Garde
Nationale ot Paris bow much I count on its pa?
triotism and devotion. When I am about to
set out for the army I have to testify to it the
confidence which I repose in its will and ability
to maintain order In Paris, and to contribute
to the security o? the regency of the Empress."
The Journal Officiel contains correspondence
from St. Petersburg saying that Busala does
not sympathize with Prussia. Prussia wishes
to make a Prussian lake or the Baltic, and
threatens the independence of half of Ger?
many. The Czar treats the French Ambassa?
dor with much consideration.
Edmund About succeeds Paradol in the
Academy, and probably as minister to Wash?
The Emperor decrees that the funds usually
appropriated to his fete be this year given ta '
The highest military authority repeats that
no loreign officer, however high his rank, wilt
be permitted near the French army.
Wu Reporta from London.
LONDON, July 28.
The Times, in commenting on the secret
treaty, says it is clear that both parties are-in?
volved in the conspiracy, touching which, both
should make a clean breast. The North Ger?
man Confederation will exhibit other similar
overtures from Napoleon.
The people of St. Petersburg are furious be?
cause Prussia intercepts English and French
The Times fears that Belgium's good under?
standing with France ls dne to her hatred ot
The war premium on French bottoms ls one- .
half of one per cent. There are French cruis?
ers off the Isle of Wight boarding merchant?
Only the reserve steamers of the French
Trans-Atlantic Mail Company were seized by
Prussia complains that England furnishes
arms and coal to France.
Advance of the Bank Rate.
LONDON, July. 28.
The bank rate has advanced to five per.
Demonstrations Forbidden in Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, July 28.
All demonstrations in favor of Prussia or .
France are forbidden here.
War Reports from Berlin.
BERLIN, July 28.
Prussia, accepting the Paris declaration,
also exempts from seizure the enemy's mer?
chantmen not carrying contraband of war.
The Russian force in Poland has been in?
creased to 200,000, including the Imperial
Regiment of Guards.
The Empress Eugenie at Cherbourg
Her Reception Enthusiastic - She
Reads thc Emperor's Proclamation Co?
LONDON, July 25-Noon. .
The Empress Eugenie yesterday arrived at
the port of Cherbourg, and was received with
state honors. A royal salute was fired and
she was conveyed to the flag-ship, and being:
conducted to the deck, in clear tones, read the,
Emperors's proclamation to the fleet At the
conclusion of the ceremony the yards were
manned, salutes fired, and the fleet went
through various evolutions. The manoeuvres
were very flne. Her Majesty was then con?
ducted to shore.
French Movements at the Front-The
Imperial Guard en Route to the Front
-Gunboats to Act on the Rhine-A
Minnon Men Between Thionville and
(Special to the New York Tribune.]
LONDON, July 26-Midnight.
The special correspondent of the Tribune
sends advices from Metz under date of the 22d
Instant, describing the movements o? the
troops. On that day there were 10,000 at
Fortsach, 7000 at Saint Avoid, 3000 at Sarre
guemines. A large cavalry camp at Thion?
ville, protecting the French left, will be in?
creased to 40,000. General Aymand's divi?
sion marched out this morning. It ls the first
division of the third corps, and comprises the
18th battalion of chasseurs, and the 59th, 62d,
81st, 95th regiments of the line. These troops
have by this time arrived at Boulay, on the
road to Saar-Louis. The imperial guard is t
reported on the way to Metz, but its probable
destination is Nancy.
"Bavarian videttes have already been seen
with the Prussians. This ls deemed impor?
tant, not only as showing a complete blending
of Prussian and South Gorman forces, but also
because the Bavarian cavalry ls considered to,
be superior to the Prussian. It ls confidently
affirmed bere that the Prussians are retiring
and concentrating between Metz and Cdb
There are numerous arrests every day. The ? '
correspondent of the London Standard was ar- .,
rested for entering camp without leave, hav?
ing told tfie sentinel that his British passport,
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