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Thursday Morning, April 29, 1868.
PreaampUon Vt Ignorance-Negro
Knowledge begets humility; iguo
ranco is the parent of arrogance and
folly. These truths, patent to all,
are fully illustrated in the state of
affairs South ut tu io ummraL Tue
negro, in his ignorance and folly, .as?
sumes to take charge of publie affairs,
and in alliance with white renegades
the * 'whitedsepulchres" of the times
affects to govern * superior race-su?
perior by the decree of God-by the
traditions of all time-by the ac?
knowledgment of. the world. Can
this last? Will human nature en?
duro it? No, novor. "Those whom
the Gods intend to destroy, they
first make mad." Does the negro
call for the illustration of this say?
ing? We teU ' their loaders this
thoy may go on and heap indignity
after indignity upon their botters
lately their masters in person, and
for all time their masters in arts, in
sciences, and in the achievements
pertaining to humanity. These lead?
ers, "dressed in a little brief author?
ity," may lord it over the honor and
the truth and the intellect of this sec?
tion. But this is a fleeting show which
cannot lost. As well might yon ex?
pect, the river courses to flow back?
ward-the mountain current to leap
upward; os Weil might you expect
the forest trees to stand on their
tops, and the lofty mountain peak to
sustain the base with its granite
mass, aa to expect the negro to rale
tho South. Soon will things assume
their normal relations,
i "The milla of tho god? grind slowly,
Hut they grind exceedingly amaU."
And yet these results, so disastrous
to the colored race, to whioh we vague?
ly allude, need not accrue. If the in?
sane feeling of the negroes of the
South can be rightly controlled, the
South will accord to them substantial
justice-such os Heaven would ap?
prove. "Choose yo now wisely," ye
colored men. To use the language
of Colonel Thomas, in his corres?
pondence with Mr. Robertson:
"The colored man has now to
select his future; and feeling a ge?
nuine sympathy for tho race, 'we'
say, in all sincerity, that 'we' trust
he may ohoose wisely. Let him seek
to soar to mountain heights of power
and place, and he falls, sooner or
.later, a stricken bird, to the ground.
But lot him resumo his trust in the
Southern people, in whose midst
Providence has cast his lot; let him
contine his political aspirations to
tho plane of reason sud sonso and de?
cency, mid ho muy live on, a valuable
clement in our midst, add to the
material wealth of this section, and
promoto tho harmony of the whole
SEKOKANT BATES' MISSION.-Aftei
a journey ot nearly three months,
through tho States of Mississippi,
Alabama, Georgie, South Carolina,
North Carolina and Virginia, Ser?
geant Bates has reached Washington,
and unfurled his flag. Denied ad
missiou to tho dome of the capitol,
ho did the unfurling at tho base ol
Washington's Monument. Whai
does his trip show? Among othei
things, it shows thia-that those whe
so bravely fought Iiis flag in war,
respected it iu peace. And tims eve:
it fin with a gonerous and mag nan i
Gen. Buchanan, commanding tin
Fifth Military District, has appoint
od tho 15th of June next as the daj
for the assembling of tho Texas Statt
Convention to frame a Constitutioi
and civil government for the State
Thc c?Humi lluL of tue registeret
voters in that State, including tin
revision, fixes the number at 108,799
At the election 56,106 votes wer<
polled-44,689 for tho Convention
and 11,440 against it. The Conven
tion is to assemble in Austin.
The rfortliern Democracy "Under.
Tue Charleston Mercury bolds that,
in taking position in favor of quali?
fied negro suffrage, the Democratic
Convention of the State "undermin?
ed" the Northern Democracy. Hear
what that able Democratic organ, the
Washington National, Intelligence}',
says on the subject. Tho. Intelligencer
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fl 1 ' 7, I Tn . niiiu vi.? ^.t.'ii. xiCUiU
eratic doctrin? is, and ever has been,
that tb the State* belong? the ques?
tion of suffrage.
If South Carolina, for instance,
deems it proper to advocate qualified
suffrage, it does not affect'the D?mo?
cratie role elsewhere. Or, if it shall
affect it, the effect will be highly
beneficial, instead of the reverse.
But to the extraot from the InteHi
"The truth is, the organs of the
Democracy are on the record in favor
of letting the State decide for them?
selves, subjeot to the Constitution,
upon what relates to their internal
affairs. If the State governments
proper of the South are-disposed to
adopt the present plan of South Ca?
rolina, whioh is substantially the same
as. the North Carolina white man's
plan of reconstruction of twenty
months ago, and whioh WAS con?
temptuously repelled by Jacobin
leaders in Congress, the Democrats
and conservatives of the North have
no objection to make, although they
themselves, and a large portion of
the Republicans of the North, do not
propose to aid the fanatic and frantic
JacobinB of Congress, by giving them
at this time any aid or encourage?
ment which might be made an excuse
with them for their atrocities in the
Let our friends of the Mercury
make a note of this.
The views of Gen. Meade embodied
in his orders against the Ku Klun
Klan, may be in the main correct.
The dangers arising from secret poli?
tical societies, are already painfully
and plainly developed in the exist?
ence of the Loyal Leagues and the
Grand Army of the Republic, and
there being great reason to fear the
first of their progeny, the K. K. K.,
will surely and rapidly multiply.
Agreeing with him, ns we do, says
the New Orleans Times, that all these
rebellions organizations should be
discountenanced, and proper mea?
sures taken in all localities whero
either of them exist to preserve peace
and order, we hardly think he has
warrant or right for assuming the
tone he does in the order in question.
In enjoining all publia speakers and
writers to refraiu from inflammatory
appeals to the passions and preju?
dices of the pooplo, his motives may
be good; but he must recollect that
not oven tho reconstruction law under
which ho acts, give* him auy power
to interfere with either freedom of
speech, or of tho press-that right
? datiug somewhat ahead even of his
own commission. On tho score of
his good intentions, however, wo can
pardon this little evidence of self
importance nnd of a disposition to
grow rather too large for his military
? jack hooks; but advise him, instead
of fulminating blank cartridges, in
! tho shapo of proclamations against
: tho K. K. K., to visit some of the
: radical meetings, daily hold in his
> neighborhood, where abundant op
, portunity will bo offered to practically
r test tho sincerity of his professions,
- as well as strengthen his advice bj
thu best of examples.
5 Vicksburg papers give some ac
. count of a horrible and mysterious
butchery, committed on Saturday,
near Omega, La. On that day the
5 people of the neighborhood discover
l ed tho house of Mr. Henry Keenan
to be burning, and on repairing tc
. tho Spot, fo??d timi Mro. Kuouan
and her two ohildren had been mur
3 dered and burned. On further
. search, the body of Mr. Keenan was
3 found about 200 yards from the
house, covered with leaves and bark
' from the trees, with len bullet
" holes in his back. There was no
living person on the premises.
MARION.-Th? radicals carried the
eleQt?on in Marion by only thirteen
majority; but as. a protest, based on
just grounds, has been, presented to
the Commanding General, it is pro?
bable that the polls will be re?
SFAHTANBUHG-Has gone Demo?
cratic by about 550. The Sparta?
olttiea iiini tue heavy rains and high
water prevented the swelling the
majority to 1,000. Joel FoHter^E^T,
has boon elected to the Senate, and
Messrs. Samuel Littlejohn, B. M.
Smith, C. C. Turner and Javan
NKWHEBBT.-Total vote 2,864; De?
mocrats 819; Bepublicans 2,864
ANDERSON.-Total vote 2,688-ma?
jority against Constitution 62. The
following Democratic officers have
been elected to the Legislature:
Senator, Dr. J. H. Reid; Represen?
tatives, Messrs. John B. Moore, Dr.
Johu Wilson, and B. Frank Sloan.
The State Central Executive Com?
mittee of the Democratic party of
South Carolina, appeal to their fel?
low-citizens thoughont the State, to
organize and unite upon the policy
of the late Convention. The com?
mittee submit that Union at hom?
and full affiliation with the National
Democratic party, will sooner or later
deliver the commouwealth from the
ruin that threatens it.
The following plan is proposed:
Let Democratic Clubs be formed in
every town and village, and in every
election precinct in the country ; let
colored co-operative Democratic
Clubs be also formed, and let these
make np and form, in each District,
the Central D?mocratie Club for the
District. Let these Central Clubs
report at once to the State Central
Executive Committee, their officers
and members, Ac. And commencing
May 1st proximo, let the Central
Clubs throughout the State make a
mouthly report to the said committee
at Columbia, S. C. The committee
have on hand for distribution copies
of the Constitution of tho Richland
Democratic Club, and of the resolu?
tions adopted at the late Convention.
All papers in tho State will please
insert this circular three times.'
J. P. THOMAS.
F. w. MCMASTER,
JOSEPH DANIEL POPE,
TO THE CITIZENS OP RICHLAND.
At the last meeting of the Demo?
cratic Club of yonr District, the fol?
lowing resolution was unanimously
adopted, to wit:
Resolved, That tho District Central
Executive Committee be directed to
proceed at once to the more thorough
organization of the party in this Dis?
trict, und that we here pledge to them
and to each other, our earnest aud
constant efforts iu behalf of tho
Agreeably to this resolution, the
committee earnestly call . upon all
conservative mon opposed to the
reign of radicalism and in favor of
tho early restoration ot the peace and
nuity of the nation, to unite and
forra Democratic Clubs. Let Demo?
cratic Clubs be formed in every elec?
tion precinct, and let tho clubs re?
port once a month to Captain W. B.
Stanley, the President of tho Central
Club. Let every Democrat, or con?
servativo in the District, have his
name enroiled in the club to which
his residence attaches him.
The following gentlemen were ap?
pointed to organize clubs in the
H. P. Green, Gadsden Precinct.
E. D. Gillmore, Garner's Precinct.
W. H. Sta?k, Killian'.-. Precinct.
John Dent, Davis* Precinct.
Preston Bookter, Camp Ground.
J. P. THOMAS,
F. w. MCMASTER,
Central District Committee.
Old Deacon Sharp never told a lie,
but he used to relate this: "He was
standing OHO day beside ?% iiuK po""
-we have his word for it-and saw
a large gartor snake make an attempt
upon an enormous big bull frog.
Toe snake seized one of the frog's
hind legs, and the frog, to bo on a
par with his snakeship, caught, him
by the tail, and both commenced
swallowing ono another, until nothing
was loft of them."
? .... ?'.'',!':/^?T*VV'''.."-"'LV<V' '?*
C|H at Stall No.. .17, in the market,
wh?$e the "truly loil" will find a
supply of fresh fish, vegetables, otc.
TJravEESiTT LECTURES.--The next
in course will be delivered this even?
ing, at 8 o'clock, when Prof. Sacht
leben will, by request, repeat his
Iculuru ou ?oet?e's Faust, First Part.
The H. Y. M. Dramatics will re?
peat their bill of last week-"On his
Last Legs," and "Slasher and Crash?
er." Admission only 25 cents.
The "Southern Dramatics" show
evident marks of improvement. The
"Jibbenaino8ay" went off very well
last night, and elicited the full quota
of applause with which "sensation
and red fire" appear justly entitled
Election returns from Georgia und
North Caroliua are oonflioting, al?
though it is believed the Democrats
will carry both States. Charges of
injustice have beeu brought against
MEETING OF THE LEGISLATURE.
According to tho provisions, of the
new Constitution, the Legislature
will convene, in Columbia, on Tues?
day, the 12th of May next.
Tho Court of Appeals resumed its
sittings yesterday'. Present-Hon.
B. F. Dnukin, C. J., Watdlaw and
Inglis, Associate J. J. The examina?
tion of applicants was held, and the
following gentlemen were admitted to
As Attorneys al Law-W. H. Bel?
linger, JuniuB Davis, Wm. P. De
Saussure, W. D. Ellis, George E.
Haynsworth, J. J. Huck, John Ker?
shaw, John A. Moroso, H. N. Obear,
Sampson Pope, G. H. Sass, E. B.
Seabrook, J. G. Simpson, J. M.
Skinner, J. S. R. Thompson.
As Solicitors in Equity-Allen J.
Green, Jr., A. G. Magrath, Jr., J. A.
Moroso, H. N. Obear, G. H. Sass,
8. R. Todd, Jr. >
The rest of tho day was consumed
in paesing orders, and hearing the
brief read in case of John English rs.
E. J. Arthur. F. W. McMaster and
Fickling & Pope for appellant. Mel?
ton & Melton contra.
COLUMBIA MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.
We have been requested to state that
there will be a meeting of the Colum?
bia Memorial Association, at the
Washington Street Chapel, on Friday
afternoon, at 5 o'clock. Members
and friends of the Association aro
requested to attend.. Subscription
fee for annual membership, 50 cents.
ANNUAL MKETING OF THE STOCK?
HOLDERS OF THE CHARLOTTE AND
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.-The
annual meeting of tho stockholders
of this Company was held yesterday,
at Nickersou's Hotel. Tho meeting
was organized by the election of
Hon. James Hemphill, of Chester,
as Chairman, and Messrs. John Y.
Bryce and Charles H. Manson, ns
Secretaries. A quorum of stock being
represented, business was proceeded
with. Tho President (Hon. William
Johnston) submitted his report,
accompanied by those of the Super?
intendent and Treasurer, (heretofore
published;) and the committee to
whom tho same was referred, report?
ed that they had "examined the samo
and find the condition of the compa?
ny to be fully as favorable ns could
be expected in the general depressed
condition of the country. They be?
lieve that tho complotion, this year,
of the Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road will, with other causes, add
greatly to thc prosperity of this
President Johnson, being called
upon, gavo a detailed statement of
the progress of tho work on the
Columbia and Augusta Railroad, and
of its financial condition nnd pros?
pects; adding, that they wore brighter
than ever. In fact, all tho informa
tion waa of tho most satisfactory
The Finance Committee reported
thc accounts of the Treasurer correct;
complimented the system and man*
ner of keeping .the accounts, and
thanked Messrs. Manson, Dorsey
and Boukuight for the aid rendered
in the performance of the duties of
An election for n Board of Direc?
tors for the ensuing year was then
held, and resulted in the unanimous
choice of the following: Wm. John?
ston, A. B. Davidson, J, A. Young,
W. H. Neal, of North Carolina; A.
B. Springs, York, S. C. ; G. J. Pat?
terson, J. J. McLure, Chester, S. C. ;
W. B. Robertson, James H. Rion, of
Fairfield; L. D. Childs, John Fisher,
A. R. Taylor, Richland; In con?
sequence of change of residence,
Maj. C. D. Melton wus not nominated
A vote of thanks was tendered to
Wm. A. Wright, Esq., in charge of
Nickerson's Hotel, for the use of the
chapel. And nlso to the officers of
the Convention for the able manner
in 'which their duties had been per?
formed. The Couvention then ad?
journed sine die.
At a subsequent meeting of the
Board of Directors, Wm. Johnston,
Esq., was unanimously re-elected
MAIII ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open duriug the week from 8J.?
a m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
4}? to 5}i p. m.
The Charleston and Western maiis
are open for delivery at?,1., p. m., and
close at 8% p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8)0 a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5'?
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.- Special at?
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning: ''
H. Y. M. Dramatics To-Night.
J. L. Dixon-Acacia Lodge.
Wm. MscRae--Gen'l Snperin't.
WHITE MEN AND NEGROES.-As
well claim equality of powers among
the beasts of the field and the fowls
of tho air, as to assert that the negro
has powers and capacity equal to
those of the white man. One day,
au eagle came down from his lofty
eyre into a dark and shadowy wood.
There he saw an owl sitting on a
hollow tree, blinking at the rays of
sunlight which flickered through the
branches. Says the eagle to the owl:
"Brothel-, why do you sit here all
dey. in this gloomy and lonesome
wood? "iou are a noble bird, with
wings and feathers-you look like
me; como fly with me oiit into tho
light, upward and onward, and
together we will gaze upon tho sun,
where tho air is pure and bracing;
soar out into the cerulean dome of
Heaven, and be my companion iu all
my flights. "Ah!" says the owl, "1
can't fly thus; nud the sunlight will
blind me." What!" says the eagle,
"are you not a bird and a brother?
[Shouts of laughter.] I will educate
you to it. [Roars of npplarise. |
Being strenuously urged, the owl at
last consents, and together they
mount upward; but tho owl, blinded
and fulling, calls for help, uud tho
eagle, taking him on his back, con?
verts himself into a sort of "Freedmen's
Bureau to hold him up. [Shouts of
laughter.] But the owl becomes a
heavy load, and tho euglo 6eeks in
vain to get him off his back. Tho
owl is content to have tho eagle bear
him up, so he sticks to him like a
brother, until both fall to tho earth
and are dashed in pieces.
So it will be with the eagle race of
men in its experiment of carrying
the negro above the aphere for which
he was made. Th? "'"gre finds that
he was not designed to move in tho
sphere of government. But tho rad?
icals convert the country into a
Freedmen's Bureau, and seek to
elevate him by putting him on the
backs of' the Northern tax-payers.
The attempt, however, will fail, and
if persisted in will destroy the use?
fulness and prosperity of both races.
[ Voorhees' speech in Hartford.