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DEMOCRATIC NOMINATIONS. '
FOB DISTRICT OFFICERS BICHnAOTL,
A. li. SOLOMON. \0
' For Clerk of Court.
D. B. DESAUSSURE. ?
P. H. SHULER.
C. F. HARRISON.
For Probate Judge.
F. H ELMORE.
For County Commissioners.
JOHN SOOTT. N. J. D?BARD.
R. O'NEALE. M
Foi' Kxxtooi Commissioner.
B. O'NEALE, Ja.
VUNIOTPAXI OFFICERS-CTTT COLUMBIA.
Coi* J. P. THOMAS.
For Aldermen.-WASP NO. 1.
1'. YV. J JKA-?ULIFEE.
JAMES GL AFI EY.
WARD NO. 2.
, C. A BEDELL.
B. li. BRYAN.
O. Z. BATES.
WARD HO. H.
W. P. GEIGER
W. T. WALTER.
WARD MO. 4.
W. C. SWAFFLELD.
L. P. MILLER.
Saturday Moraine;, May 16,1868.
Gen. Butler's Letter.
The sentiments of so true and gal?
lant a man as Gen. Butler are en?
titled to consideration. Wo suppose
that there is no man truer to the
State than he. But wo are disposed
to think that the impetuosity of the
soldier that is in him, is not wholly
consistent with the conservatism of
the statesman. The General is of
the opinion that the position taken
by the late Democratic Convention of
this State on the subject of quailed
negro suffrage, is premature and cal?
culated to prejudice the interests of
the party North. In the first place,
we have every reason to believe that
the course taken by the South Caro?
lina Democrats meets the warm ap?
proval of the leading gentlemen of
the party fn the North. It helps
them; it helps ns; and more than
this, and far above this, it is right.
The rule of the white man is not in?
consistent with a fair and legitimate
showing for the colored man. It is
true, that, politically speaking! we
must never go to the negro, but we must
bring the negro to tis, by kindness and
by just concessions. In tho second
place, as we conceive it, the whites of
the South and tho Democratic party
must take an affirmative position on
the 'subject of suffrage. This gives
vitality to a party. In fine, we are
neither for "no suffrage" nor for "all
suffrage;" but, as the Journal of Com?
merce says, "there is a middle ground
that would meet tho views of thc
great body of the American people."
On that middle ground, the South
Carolina Democrats have planted
themselves uuu raised their standard.
Allow us to commend our friend
from Edgefiold, and those who con?
cur with him in opinion, to the fol?
lowing extract from our Washington
correspondence. The writer being
ono of our fellow-citizens, and, when
he wrote, in a position to write know?
ingly, hie statements may he relied
upon-at least, as the truthful results
of his observation :
"In conversation with leading De?
mocratic gentlemen hero, we find
that the course that South CaroUna
has taken, through tho late Demo?
cratic movement, is highly approvod
and without exception commended.
It is deemed the only practicable and
practical line of action that is before
us; and the idea which some of our
people have, that onr conservative
action on negro suffrage is calculated
to damage the Demooratio party
North, is deemed utterly unfounded.
We are told that the 'Democratic
Convention started out in the right
direction, and they bid ns go on, as
the course is calculated to give us
successes South and to help tho cans?
"The great objective point before
the South, is success in the Presiden?
tial canvass next fall. To thia, let
tho Southern people address them?
selves in all earnestness. Let thom
not fail to seek to bring the colored
element on the Democratic side.
Show tho colored people whoro their
true interests lio; deal with them
kindly, fairly, truthfully, and they
will be found ready to voto with their
ancient friends and natural protect?
ors. Wo have around us, as a prac?
tical thing, negro voting elements.
Such being the case, and dealing, as
wo must, with accomplished facts
accomplished though they may be for
a time only-let tho Southern poople
consolidate their negro elements into
one D?mocratie maw, infuso into
that mass the spirit o? Democratic
principles, and ase the power thus
obtained for the good Of Doth races
and the good of tbe country at large.
Against the army of radicalism wo
must bring every columu we can get,
and it matters not whether these
oolamns be composed of fair Saxons
or dusky Ethiopians. Wo want vic?
tory, for a country is to be saved,
and constitutional liberty is at stake."
EDQEFIEI?D, S. C., May 0,1368.
To ihe Editor of the Columbia Phoe?
nix: Will you permit me to dissent
brieily, ye? with tho greatest respect,
from the conclusions at which the
Central Executive Committee of the
Democratic party of Sooth Carolina
appear to have arrived, in opposing
another convention of the people of
thc Sieic, before the ???e?i?g ol lu?
National Democratic Convention in
New York, on the ?th of Joly next?
I think that a mistake bas been made
in not having some of tho questions
disposed of in the late Columbia
Convention more fully discussed and
canvassed. That body was a?aoru?
bied on very short notioe, and was
bot a partial representation of tho
people. Before we are committed to
a position involving such grave poli?
tical considerations, it is proper that
the entire people should have a full
With the appointments cf that
Convention, I have no objections to
urge. Had I participated in its deli?
berations, I would havo voted for
most of its appointees. Nor could
anything bo farther from me than to
reflect for a moment npon the oha
ractor, intentions and perfect good
faith of that body; but from its posi?
tion upon the question of suffrage, I
will venture to withhold my concur?
rence. It is unfortunate, in my poor
opinion, that that subject had not
been left in abeyance, and, if noted
upon at all, only after the fullest and
freest discussion. Qualified suffrage,
to which this Convention committed
the Democrats of the State, is to us
a two-edged sword. If adopted, it
most be uniform; and if uniformly
applied, it acts both ways, and de?
prives many of oar worthiest white
voters of .the ballot, at the same time
that it curtails the negro vote. To
this I could never consent, for rea?
sons which aro too obvions to men?
But, Mr. Editor, it occurs to me
that the occasion for the agitation of
this question bas not yet arisen with
us. It would have boen time to have
discussed it when the subject shall be
referred to tho Stales for their action.
We, the white people of South Caro?
lina, have now no voice in the ques?
tion of suffrage. That is regulated for
os by the bayonet. If the Democratic
party should be successful in the No?
vember elections, South Carolina
might find herself in an awkward and
embarrassing position, by having
prematurely taken ground less ac?
ceptable thau that taken by the con?
trolling wing of tho samo party
North. It is in the recognition of
this right of each State to regulate
the question of suffrage within its
borders in its own way, with no other
restriction than conformity to that
provision of tho Federal Constitu?
tion which guarantees a republican
form of Government, that tho Demo?
cratic party differs so fundamentally
and irreconcilably from the radicals,
who claim that, the General Govern?
ment is paramount in all things, can
make and unmake States, depose
executive, jndicial and legislative
officers at will, as mere dependencies
upen the Oentral Government, and
enforce 2. system of auuiugo in direct
conflict with tho expressed will of the
people of the different States. If, on
the other hand, a radical President
should bo elected, universal suffrage
will be the inevitable rule; and wher?
ever in these United States, North,
South, East or West, auy attempt
shall bo made to abridge it, it will bo
enforced by tho bayonet.
It is only through tho Democratic
party that we can hope for deliver?
ance. By its agency, tho ancien
regime, the dignity of tho Stutes, tho
equilibrium of tho Government may
bo restored. Its failuro will bo their
doath-knell. Wo should, therefore,
if possiblo, do nothing to disturb its
But five .States in tho American
Union admit tho negro into tho body
politic. Tho Democratic platforms
in every State excludo him in the
.most emphatic terms. Why should
ours differ so radically from the entire
party? One of the prominent lead?
ing cnrdinal features of tho Demo?
cratic creed, from time immemorial,
has been the oxclusion of any other
than the white race from the bodv
politic-Indian, Chinaman and nearn
To admit any other would neutralize
the Government, and eradicate thal
essential elen>ent of conservatism
which has hitherto checked it from
running into the most absolute and
brutal despotism-a despotism ol
force, represented by numbers.
It is sincerely to bn hoped thal
South Carolina will not uo tho first
at least, of tho Southern States-tc
infringe this wholesome rule, bul
bear tho ills she has with what pa
tience and endurance may be neces
sary to preserve the integrity of hoi
character, rather than fly to those
which are so prominently before her,
I did not, however, propose tc
extend this communication^ to itt
present length-no further, in fact
than to urgo with great respect th<
opposition to ? Convention, proposed
to be . assembled apon duo notice,
?hero the whole question o? quali?
fied suffrage, about which there is a
oonfararifty of opinion, could be calm?
ly and temperately discussed by a
full repptentation. And failing in
this, to place on record my protest
against the State's assuming the
championship of qu alined suffrage at
this juncture. / I apprehend that it
would vory seriously embarrass the
action of the Democratic party, and
as little to that end should be done
br ns as possible. Very respectfully,
?c, M. O. BUTLER,
Tba Impeachment Oatrago.
According to the last arrangement,
the vote upon the impeachment
articles will be taken to-day. We
doubt, however, the Senate's taking
the matter np. We observe that the
New York Herald and the Times take
it for granted that impeachment has
failed. So also kui uJUS ?he ?or ld. j
As the London Times says, there is, in
fact, no ground whatever upon which
to remove the President. This is
the view that a dispassionate ob?
server takes. Were the Senate to
remove the President,4* it would re?
ceive the condemnation of the civil?
ized world. Well may the President
use to his Senatorial persecutors the
language of Cataline to the charges
of Cicero-though the President be
no Cataline, and Sumner no Cicero:
"Who brands me on the forehead,
breaks my sword,
Or lays the bloody scourge upon my
Wrongs me not half so much as he
Tho gates of honor on me-turning
The Roman from his birth-right, and
To fling your offices to every slave;
Vipers, that oreep where man disdains
And having wound their loathsome
track to the top
Of the huge mouldering monuments
Hang hissing at the nobler man be?
Como, consecrated liotorsl from your
Fling down your sceptres; take the
rod and axe,
And make the murder as you make the
Protest against the Klcctlon.
The Cokesbury Democratic Club,
of Abbeville District, besides protest?
ing against the legality of the late
election to ratify the Constitution,
and for members of Congress and
the State Legislature, and for State
officers, declaro their ability and
readiness, if allowed, to make good
before any proper tribunal, by indis?
putable proofs, tho following charges
of irregularity, unfairness and fraud,
in conducting the said election in
Abbevillo District :
1. Persons under ago were allowed
2. Persons who, by General Or?
ders, were required to have certifi?
cates of registration attached to their
votes, were allowed to vote without
3. Persons who never registered
were allowed to vote.
4. Persons living in adjoining Dis?
tricts were allowed to vote iu Abbe?
ville District for members of the
Legislature, and a member to Con
as well as other officers.
5. Persons who woro candidates
for office were allowed to act as ma?
nagers of the election.
G. Persons living in adjoining Dis?
tricts were allowed to vote, without
having resided in Abbeville District
tho required leugth of time.
7. Moro votes were polled than
names of voters registered.
8. Ballots wero counted in private,
and not until the day after the elec?
tion, in violation of tho requirements
of tho law.
9. Ballots wero received by the
managers of the election, and by
them deposited in tho ballot-box,
and not by the voters themselves.
10. Boxes were opened and ballots
abstracted before the close of the
Xl. Tho precincts in half of Abbe?
ville District, in which it is believed
there is a majority of whites, and
certainly of Democratic votes, were
abolished, and not allowed to be
12. At tho Court House, colored
voters were allowed to mass them?
selves BO closely around tho polls,
that it was difficult, if not impossible,
for a white man to vote, for tho first
two days of tho election.
F. A. CONNOR, President.
D. WYATT AIKEK, Cor. Seo'y.
The approach of storms is to be
announced by the Western Union
Telegraph Company in all those
towns that will communicate the in?
telligence to tho neighboring fanners
by means of signal guns fired accord?
ing to a preconcerted system. The
plan will thus be thoroughly tested
during the ensuing season.
CLINTON, TuxvKZua DISTBIOT. -This
?lob ' :yr?, ' orgfmimA Maj 1. The
meeting large and enthusiastic. Ad?
dresses bj Cols. W. D. Simpson and
B. W. Bait' Seventj-one mon-good
and true-came formed and joined.
TTii?KsyinnB, LAURENS DISTRICT. -
Organized April 28. John D. Patton,
President; ft J. Craig, Yico-Prwd
dent; C. L. Fike, Secretar j and Trea?
MARTIN'S DEPOT, LAURENS DIS?
TRICT.-Martin's Democratic Clnb,
organized Maj 1. Dr. Wm. Book,
President; W. F. Motts, J. M.
Young, Vioe-Presidents; J, W. Watts,
Dr. M. C. Rivers, Secretaries; J. W. |
O ii ANGER URO DiSTRioT.-The causo
advancing. Oar energetic and ex?
cellent friend, F. M. Wannamaker.
is jf resident of the Orangeburg De?
mocratic Club, and is at work.
ABBEVTLTJE DISTRICT.-News most
favorable. Tue District is moving
and Democracy triumphant. Oohes
burj in particular, aided bj Presi?
dent Conner and Col. Aiken, emulates
Col. Aiken writ** us that they are
at work, and hope to commend our j
Democratic programme alike to black
and white conservatism. All over the
State, we want the young, the ardent,
and the hopeful, to go to work. j
O ur cause is the white man's cause
it is the colored man's salvation
it saves the commonwealth.
WESTON READY FOR A FIVE-THOU
SAND-MHIE WALK.-Edward Payson
Weston, the pioneer and best known
of American pedestrians, is in town,
and preparing for another and greater
feat than that which he accomplished
?o handsomely last autumn. This
time, this pedestrian is to walk from
Bangor, Maine, to St. Paul, Minne?
sota, and return to Buffalo, New
York, making in all 5,000 miles, to
be completed in 100 consecutive days.
This feat is to be done for a wager
of $25,000 a side-in all, $50,000
Mr. Goodwyn still backing Weston,
and Messrs. William B. Fredericks,
Samuel G. Brock, William B. Per?
kins, J. G. Carroll, and Eugene M.
Ball backing time. A purse of
$25,000 is also beiug raised to be
presented to Weston if he should
accomplish this monster feat. As
he will not be allowed to walk on
Sunday, he will only have eighty-six
secular days in whioh to accomplish
' the feat, and Will bave to make the
enormons average of 58fa miles daily
in order to win. He will also have
to walk 100 miles inside of twenty
three consecutive hours five times
during the maroh of the 5,000-that
is to say, once in each thousand; and
should he fail in doing this feat once,
he forfeits all claim to the $25,000
purse, and forfeits $2,000 for each
event to the backers of time in the
wager. He will also walk fifty miles
in ten consecutive hours, -once in
each thousand miles, making five
times in all. In both of these feats
he will be allowed two trials at each
event. If Weston succeeds in ac?
complishing this, he will certainly
give the British pedestrians who have
boen talking so much of late, a les?
son that will in all probability drive
them back to their native shores
with a very exalted opinion of Ame?
rican enterprise. Mr. Weston pur?
poses starting on or about tho 18th
of August from Baugor, Me., and
terminating at Buffalo, N. Y., on
November 2Gth. He will be accom
! panied during his entire walk by a
party of six sworn judges; and there
will be attaohed to the carriage an
odometer for the correct measurc
' ment of tho distance. During his
walk ho will pass through twelve
di fi?rent States and innumerable
cities aud towns. The first deposit
of $5,000 was made last night in the
hands of tho stake-holder, Mr. illias.
[Neio York Tribune.
THE WORKING PEOPLE.-In New
York, on Wednesday, out of 1,006
advertisements in the variouse papers
j for situations and help, it was not iced
733 were for situations and only 273
for help. Showing that the demand
for labor is less than tho supply. The
various strikes for higher wages in
Now York continue without much
chango, and tho passenger railway
and omnibus drivers are said to medi?
tate a demand for higher wages also.
At Milford, Massachusetts, the GOO
bottomers have struck for higher
wages, but their employers rofuso to
stop work rather than pay it. In
Milford, there are 1,000 shoe-makers,
and they are said to have work only
about half th? time. In London,
several women are said to be earning
their living as wood engravers. The
English iron workers are still resist?
ing the contemplated reduction of
wages, and business in tho iron coun?
try is said to be almost at a stand
"SINGULAR REVIVAL OP TUB HB
BBEW RACE."-This is tho singular
titlo of a long sensation leader in the
New York Herald, of Sunday. Tho
whole sum and substauco of the re?
vival, wo. find, upon rending tho
oolumn-and-a-half article, is that
Disraeli is at tho hoad of English
affairs; August Belmont, tho Chair?
man of the National Central Demo?
cratic Committee; and J. P Benja?
min played a leading part in tho late
XJ o o 4st 1 . fit o^Tia? . "
"THE CAB OLIN A HOUSE."-Messrs.
Altee A: Barry havo opened a restau?
rant in toe handsome building on
Washington street, formerly occu?
pied by Mr. A. R. Phillips; andas they
are both old hands at the bellows,
will doubtless afford satisfaction to
t-beir customers. Lunch will be fur?
nished every day, at ll-and, of
course, we suppose, something extra
LION LAGEB.-We return our
thanks to the proprietors of tho Ex?
change Restaurant, for a pitcher of
the celebrated Lion lacer beer. By
calling at their establishment, this
morning, af- ll o'clock, yon can ob?
tain a glass, together with some ex?
cellent clam chowder.
COUBT OF APPEALS-Friday, May]
15.-J. B. Adams and wife vs. C. H.
Lath an, executor. Mr. G. W. Wil?
liams was heard for appellant; no
S. M. Smith and wife vs. John Cald?
well. Mr. C. D. Melton was heard I
for appellant; Mr. J. D. Pope contra.
Jas. S. Guignard et al ads. Mary
S. P. Gibbes el al. Mr. Talley read
brief until 3 o'clock P. M., when
court adjourned until Monday next
A PLEASANT SIGHT.-We had the
pleasure, yesterday afternoon, of ex?
amining a field of wheat, near old
Cotton Town, belonging to Mr. J. M.
Crawford, which is a sight that would
run an agriculturalist of the old
schcol almost wild with delight. The
field contains ten acres, the stalks of
wheat averaging more than four feet
in height, beautifully headed, and
notwithstanding some slight damage
from rust, the proprietor expects to
realize at least thirty bushels to the
acre; it is of the 4 'White May" varie
ty, and one of the very best for this
latitude. But, be it remembered,
Mr. Crawford attends to his business
thoroughly; and when asked by the
vender of a patent fertilizer what he
used to produce such fine crops, re?
plied that it was from "the sweat of
his brow." He fully believes that
some things can bo done as well as
others, and that fine stock, as well as
fine orops, can be raised here. Mr.
C. has accepted an agency for Messrs.
N. P. Boyer & Co., of Parkabury,
Chester County, Pennsylvania
stock-breeders-and now has on ex?
hibition a pair of white Chester pigs,
two months old, which will compare
favorably with any animals of (the
kind that can bo produced; and if
we should judge from their appear?
ance, the scruples of a strict Israelite
might be readily overcome, as these
porkers do not appear to belong to
the tribe of "unclean animals"-their
skin and bristles being perfectly
white. We have on exhibition at
this office a sample of wool, shorn
from a Merino sheep, which Mr.
Crawford obtained for a gentleman
in one of tho upper Districts. It is
extra fine. In short, our agricultural
friends aro invited to give Mr. Craw?
ford a call, and he will clearly de?
monstrate to them that enterprise
aud perseverance will accomplish
IMPORTANT ORDER ABOUT THE COM?
ING CITT ELECTION.-General Cunby
yesterday issued tho following circu?
lar, which will be perused with gene?
ral interest. Under its provisions,
ns will be seen, the non-payment of
tho capitation tax will not deprive
any registered elector of the privilege
of voting at the coming election:
I. Au election will take place in
each municipality incorporated by
law, and authorized to elect a Mayor
and Alderman, or Intendant and
Wardens, as required by Genoral
Orders No. 77, current series, at
which all persons residing within the
corporate limits thereof, as defiued by
law, and who are duly registered
electors of the District within which
such municipality is situated, and
who have resided therein tho length
i of ti mn prescribed by law, shall l>o
entitled to vote.
II. No other qualification shall be
demanded of voters than those em?
braced in paragraph I of this circular.
III. The qualification of voters, so
far as it relates to residence within
the municipality, when they may
offer to voto, will ba determinod by
the Managers of Elections, on due
IV. The Board of Registration
will provide for proper evidenco of
the persons registered beiug deposit?
ed at oach poll previous to the elec?
tion; abd if in any case lists of per?
sons registered are required to be
transcribed for use at any poll, such
lists will be returned with a certifi?
cate of the fact, and of the poll when
used, and signed by the Chairman of
God?}/, for Jone, baa been received
by Mr. McCarter. It is particolarly
attractive, and the fashions reliable.
MUSIOAX PUBLICATIONS.-We have
received from tho publisher, J. L.
Peters, New York, copies of the fol?
lowing monthly publications : * 'Peters'
Parlor Companion, for the Flute,
Violin and Piano," price S3 per
annum; single copies 30 cents. It
consists of sixteen pages of music,
arranged for the flute and violin, ?
with piano accompanied, ad lib., or
for two violins, and may be. used as
flute or violin solos if desired.
"Peters' United States Musical Re?
view," price $2 per annum; single
oopies 25 cents. This work containa
from twelve to fourteen pages of in?
teresting musical reading, art items,
etc, besides several pieces of music.
"Peters' Monthly Glee Hive," price
$3 per year; single copies 30 cents.
It consists of sacred and secular glees,
trios, quartettes, opera choruses, etc.
These works ore very attractive,
and will prove valuable additions to
a musical library.
Af A YT. ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from &}<
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
4>? to 5% p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 4J? p. m., and
close at S}? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8).j a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 6>?
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at?
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published Tor the first
time this morning:
Mrs. H. C, Bronson-For Sale.
J. & T. R. Agnew-Groceries.
Apply at this Office-For Bent.
Fisher & Lowrance-Fan Mills.
Altee & Barry-Carolina House.
M. Ehrlich- "
The following despatch, which
should have been published yester?
day morning, was accidentally omit?
ted. Mr. Brooks concluded his re?
marks on the admission of the
Southern States by saying:
"The whole object of the Congres?
sional legislation was apparent. It
was all intended to radicalize the
Sontb, and the party in power here
have amnesty and pardon and wel?
come for any man who embraces,
radicalism, no matter what his past
conduct or past acts may have been,
or how deeply and darkly his bands
had been imbrued in treason. Those
who accepted radical views were par?
doned by wholesale."
Paine and Bingham advocated th?
Woodbridge offered an amendment
to strike Alabama from the bill.
Lost by a vote of GO to 74.
Stevens1 amendment, in reference
to debts due loyal men in Georgia,
was adopted. Ayes 78, nays 501
An amendment, striking from the
?rst section the clauses prohibiting a
change in thc Constitution, and in?
serting in lieu thereof, that "the Con?
stitutions of said States shall never
be amended or changed so as to dis?
criminate in favor of or against any
citizen or class of citizens of the
United States, in reference to the
right to vote, who are now entitled
to vote by said Constitutions, was
adopted without division.
An amendment, providing that all
citizens of tho United States, in
these States, shall be admitted to
equal rights of suffrage, was rejected
The bill was then passed by a vote
of 108 ayes to 35 nays, and the
( The Charleston News explains the
"It is enacted in tho omnibus bill
I that the five States named shall be
! re-admitted to representation when
I their Legislatures shall have ratified
I tho fourteenth constitutional amendV
! mcnt, provided that the Constitution
! of tho said States shall never be so
changed as to deprive any persons of
the right to vote, who ate entitled to
vote by the present radical Constitu?
tions. This is the provision of Con?
gress; but tho fourteenth constitu
I tional amendment leaves the question
of suffrage to be determined by th?
States, and when it shall have become
a part of the Constitution of the
United States, it will give the States
the very right that they renounce as
the oondition of their restoration.
"Even the wisest folks trip some?
times, and the step of the House of
Representatives may be overcome by
the passage of a supplementary re?
storation bill providing that, wher?
ever the laws of Congress and the
provisions of the United States Con?
stitution are at variance, tho laws of
Gongeen?, ond not the Constitution,
shall be held and understood to be
the supreme law of the land.
"By our latest telegrams it'will be
scon that the House has stumbled
over the block, and has amended the
bill so as to prohibit any change in
the suffrage laws which is not impar?
tial in character and operation."