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THE ELEMENTS HARMONIZED.
On April 3, 1808, a Democratic State Convention was held in this city,
agreeably to tho following call, which was forthwith sent to all parts of
the St ato:
"The Democratic Club of Richland District respectfully invite a con?
vention of delegates from nil the Districts of tho State, to be held at
Gregg's Hull, in this city, on Thursday, the 2d day of April next, at 7|?
o'clock p. m. A full representation is earnestly desired.
"(Signed,) J. P. THOMAS and others, Central Committee."
lu accordauco with tho above invitation, (the movement, however,
originating at Newberry,) twenty Districts of tho Stnto responded, and
about ninety dolegates assembled. Rosides these twenty, others after?
wards orgauized. under tho uuspices of that Couventiou, uutil about four -
fifths of the Districts of the Stnto had responded to tho appoal of tho
Hon. A. Burt was tho President of tho Couvontiou, aud tho vice-Presi?
dents were ex-Gov. Perry, Gen. James Chosnut, Goo. John S. Preston,
CoL J. D. Blauding and Hon. Simeon Fair. Tho Secretaries-J. G.
Gibbes and W. K. Bachman, Esqs. Stato Executive Cominitteo-Messrs.
Wado Hampton, John P. Thomas, F. W. McMaster, Joseph Daniel Pope,
Samuel McGowan, W. M. Shaunou, S. P. Hamilton.
On Juno 8, agreeably to tho suggestion of Edgofield and tho call of a
meeting in Charleston, another Convention was called, upon tho grouud
that tho first Convention did not give time for a full Stato representation;
and, further, mado a mistake in the concession of a prospectivo qualified
suffrage to the negroes in our midst. Tho Convention assembled in this
city ou June 8. Ten Districts responded, and fifty-five delegates appeared,
of whom twenty-nine were from tho city of Charleston. Hon. C. H.
Simonton was tho President of the Convention; tho vice-Presidents wera
ex-Gov. Manning, Hon. T. W. Glover, Hon. C. M. Furmnn, Hon. F. D.
Richardson, Gen. M. C. Butler, Hon. E. W. Charles, Dr. Marcus Rey?
nolds, Hon. Alexander McQueen, Col. J. G. Pressloy. Secretaries
Henry Sparnick, A. A. Gilbert, Esqs. Stato Executive Committee
Messrs. W. D. Porter, T. S. Barker, John E. Carew, Robert Adger, Henry
Mciver, W. P. Finley, A. A. Gilbert.
RESOLUTIONS OP TUE Aram CONVEN- RESOLUTIONS OP TUE JUNE CONVEN?
TION-UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED. TION-UNANIMOUSLY ADOPTED.
Whereas, in tho opinion of this Resolved, That tho Democratic
Convention, the interests both of porty of this Stato duly appreciates
our State nnd our common country and accepts tho invitation from tho
imperatively demand tho union of Executive Committee of tho Demo
all good, wise and conservative mon, eratic party of thc United States, to
under tho banner of the National send delegates to tho general Cou
Demooratio party-a party faithful vention to bo held in Now York, on
to the principles of the Federal Con- the 4th day of July next, to nomi
s ti tu tion, as maintained by the nate candidatos for the Presidency
fathers of the Republio; be it, there- and Vice-Presidency of the United
fore* States; but, inasmuch as tho mil i -
Resolved, That tho Democratic tary despotism under which South
party of South Carolina do unite Carolina labors will render it impos
with tho National Democratic party sible for tho whito race to cast tho
of the country, and hold themselves vote of the State at the next Presi
ready, under tho Constitution and dontial election, it is recommended
laws, to co-operate with that organi- to the delegates appointed from this
zation in all principles, and in all Stato to ask tho counsel of their
measures, that may be regarded con- brethren from other States as to the
ducivo to tho interests of the whole propriety of their voting in tho Con
oountry and of all classes of the vention, and to govoru themselves
Resolved, That tho people of this Resolved, That having entire cou
State, including all men prepared to fidence in tho principles aud patriot
act with the party, be earnestly in- ism of tho D?mocrutic party, and
vitod to form Democratic clubs in believing and trusting to their assur
cvery section of tho State. anees that they will, if triumphant,
Resolved, That tho people of this restore aud maintain at the South, as
State be urgently recommended to they have done in tho North, iu tho
go to tho polls ami votoaguiust the East and in the West, tho snpromacy
Constitution of tko radical faction j and government of the white raeo
lately promulgated in Charleston,!A WHITE MAN'S GOVEKNMENT-leaving
and to vote for good and true men ?to the States themselves to regulate
for all offices within their gift. At j their suffrage lava; aud also that
the same time, iu voting for officers they will expunge tho usurpations
under this Constitution, wo would ana the fraudulent governments
put on record our protest against its created by tho military power, under
validity. I what aro called tho reconstruction
Resolved, That under tho action of'laws, and thereby rostoro to the
the Stato of South Carolina, hereto-'Uniou the Southern States, such as
fore taken, wo recognize tho colored tbey wero before the ounctnicnt of
population of the Stato as au into- said laws-wo hereby pledge our
gral element of tho body politic; selves to tho support of tho caudi
aud, as such, in person aud proper- dates of that party for President and
ty, entitled to a full ami equal pro- Vice-Presidont of tito United States,
tcction under tho Stato Constitution to bo nominated at the coming Con
aud laws. And that, as citizens of!vention in thc city of Now York, on
South Carolina, wo declare our wil-ltho 1th day of July next.
Iingncss, when we bavo tho power,'
to grunt them, under proper qualifi?
cations as to property and lutelli-j
gonce, tho right of suffrage.
Resolved, That a Committee ofj
Five bo appointed by tho Chairman,;
to noraiuate a Stato Central Execu?
tive Committee, consisting of seven?
members-a majority of whom shall
bo residents at Columbia.
Resolved, That the Chairman ap-j
point a Committee of Five lo nomi?
nate to this Convention suitable per?
sons-two delegates ut large and one!
from ouch Congressional District
to represent tho Democratic parly ol
this Stale in the National Democra?
tic Convention, to be held in the
city of New York, ou thc 1th of July
next; and that the. State Central
Executive Cominitteo bo authorized
to lill such vacancies us may occur.
Resolved, further, That the State]
Central Executive Committee issue,'
through tho press, such documents'
as may bo deemed conducive lo thc
purposes proposed by ibis Conven-;
NOMINATIONS DY THE AIT.IL CONVJ?N'-NOMINATIONS nv nu: JIM: CONVEN?
For tho Stato at large-B. F. i For tho State nt large-Wade
Ferry, James Chosuut; alternates- Hampton, J. B. Campbell; nlter
J. A. Inglis, A. P. Aldrich. First bates-C. M. Furmnn, J. P. Carroll.
District-W. S. Mullins; alternate- First District-J. L. Manning; ?1
J. B. Kershaw. Second District-C. ,ternate-It. Dozier. Second Dis
Tracy; alternate-M. L. Bonham. I triet-C. H. Simon ton; alternates
Third District-J. 8. Proston; tilter- John Hanckcl, R. B. Rhett, Jr.
nate-W. B. Stanley. Fourth Dis-Third District-M. W. Gary; ultcr
trict-A. Burt; alternate-W. D. I nate-A. D. Frederick. Fourth Dis
Simpson. ifrict-Nomination to be made by the
NOMINATIONS TO CUNI.LESS. Executive Committee of April Con
First Congressional District-J. N. vention.
L'ricrsou; Second-Johnson Hagood;
Third-S. McCowau; Fourth-S.
Upon the assembling of the last Convention, the Stato Central Execu?
tive Committee of tho first Convention met a Committuo of the formor
?.ody. Harmony wita tho result, and concert ol' action duly provided.
Each Convention standing upon its principles-which, in all immo
diatc issues, aro identical-all tho trim sons of South Carolina and all the
loyal members of tho Democratic party of tho State will now henceforth
move together to muko a common effort to redeem the Commonwealth,
and will stand a band of political brothers, to heal, with tho help of
Heaven, thc bleeding wounds of our common mother. Tm: COLUMNS
AUK UNITED. "Let tho dead past bury the dead."
Thursday Morning. June ll, 1868.
Ia It Poaco, or Wari
"L'empire, c'est ie paix'-"The em?
pire is peace," suid the second Napo?
leon, and gave Franco toar. "Let
us have peace," says General Grant,
iu his letter accepting the Bepublican
nomination for tho Presidency, and
what kind of peace docR he mean ?
That is tho point upou which the
country desires to bo iufcrnicil.
Does ho mean such peace as ho offer?
ed General Leo and his noble army
at Appomattox ? If so, it would be
well, for there Graut showed tho
magnanimity of tho soldier, and,
unconsciously, too, ho illustrated the
wisdom of tho statesman. Or, does
he mean such pence as he lind in
mind when ho traveled South, arid so
disgusted radicalism for paying a
just tribute to tho loyal spirit and
fidelity of the Southern people to
their pbghted faith ? If so, this
would bo well, and tho South would
repose confidence in his sense of
right and justico and adherence lo
thc Constitution. But wo beliovo
that this is not the peace that ho now
has in view. The Grant of to-day is
not thc Graut of those days. Ho
was then frosh from tho counsels
and associations of his lieutenants of
the war. Ho was generous und just,
and tho laurels that decked his brow
magnified his soul and chastened his
passions. But now ho has changed,
and ho comes out of thc council
chambor of radicalism with its fatal
impress upon him. Wo turn from
Philip sober, and find Philip drunk.
Graut has become the pliant tool of
tho destructives of tho country, and
talks of executing -'thc will of thc
people," but docs not explain how
ho will arrivo at it.
In all ages, and in all countries,
military despots, under thc pretence
of executing tho people's will, have
taken away thoir liberties aud put
upon their own heads tho crown of
The jNorth, then, whilst acknow?
ledging tho services of Grant, will
not follow him into tho camp of radi?
calism. And tho South, whilst com?
mending and appreciating his mode?
ration in victory, will regret to find a
political antagonist in ono who was a
Wo will take Hancock, but deliver
us from Graut.
Three Point? to lit- Olt?erv?:<l in fil?
iation to tin- I.aic Convention.
1. Thc Mercury's telegram contains
.'The Central Executive Committee
appointed by thu April Convention,
expressed a desire for a conference,
and tho Convention appointed a com?
mittee to confer with them. They
reported a basis of union, which was
adopted by tho Convention."
This statemcut is incorrect, and
tho matter was corrected as promptly
ns possible. As soon as tho commit?
tees of conference met, it was stated
by the State Central Executive Com
mitteo that no desire ol' the kind had
been volunteered by them, ami it was
understood and agreed that tho con?
ference should ho put upon ? mutual
j desire on the part of both parties to
j havo a united parly in this Slate,
j 'J. Thc correspondent ot' tho JLY?MV*
I ailinn*, ns the result bf tho ctnnpro
j inist;, ..the question of negro suffrage j
: to ho ?gnni cd for Hie pt cseu.."
Now, il', hy this, it is meant that
tho platform ol' tho April Convention,
in any respect, was ignored by the j
action ol' tho Slate Central Executive !
Committee, thou Ibo statement of
j tho jYcf/'s' correspondent is incorrect, i
Li nu respect, iras Ike April platform j
ignored, lint it was agreed that thu
matter of a qualified suffrage not
being a practical issue now, as ho- j
tween tho white people of the Stat'', i
a difference ol' opinion on that sub- j
j cot need not divide thc State. And !
it was further understood, that, in!
tho New York Convention, no dele?
gate from this State would regard it
proper to press the question of qunli- j
'.'>. Wc notice that the /fanny calls j
thc Into Convention '"tho Convention '
of tho Democratic party of this State ':
opposed to negro .suffrage." Wo
have only to remark that this would j
seem to confirm tho slaloment Unit j
wc have made, that tho movement
which led to this Convention was !
based upon opposition to that feature '
j in tho April Convention, which, ia a j
(certain contingency, favored (hoi
policy of qualified negro suffrage.
But it seems rather strange that tho
Mercury should mako thiB point,
when such a small proportion of the
Districts of the State responded to
We hove roasou to suv, that some
delegates came hero, to tho recent
Convention, not so much to oppose,
ns to harmonize. And wo are su?
premely gratified at tho hnrmonious
result arrived at. But, at the same
time, it is due, eminently duo, to the
April Convention, and tho gallant,
working,' earnest Democracy, that
tho old State Central Executive Com?
mittee have represented to show
thal thc Cummillce did, in no resjHtCl,
compromise their principles and their
pledges. ITaving said thus much,
brought out iu self-defence, wc now
close thc subject, and thunk Heavcu
that wo stand united in concert ot'
-- > -? ? ?.
Tim Riol tin Friday Might, .Innv ."i.
Mn. EWTOlt: There appeared, in
your paper of this morning, a com?
munication, which calls for a reply
from those interested, and who have
been traduced in the article referred
to, and which purports to bo written
by "several members of thc patrol."
A plain statement of the events which
occurred on the cveniug referred to,
is the best way to make thc uecessary
As is usual in every town and city
in tho United States--, wheu a party is
successful, a peaceful body of the
members of tho Republican party
proceeded to serenade the County
officers whom they had elected. Their
pnrposo was to cougrutulato thom
and rejoice ovor their victory. This
was all they intended, nud nothing
moro; and there would have been no
disturbance whatever, had it not
been interrupted by an uncalled-for
assault upon the party, who were, at
tho time, listcuing to thc address of
tho last candidate elect, whom they
intended to compliment that night.
There was uoise, but it wan thc noise
of mirth and joy over their great
success; but, in neither song, senti?
ment or speech that evening, was
there a word or syllable that could bc
distorted into anything which could
bo called riotous or tending to pro?
duce the slightest disorderly conduct.
This, all thc gentlemen whom we
visited on the occasion eau testify to,
as well as all who may have seen thc
After complimenting the Sherill
elect, Clerk of the Court, Probate
Judge, and tho Coroner, wc proceed?
ed to tho residence of thc Rov. Air.
Brown, the School Commissioner,
whom wo had elected, and, while in
his yard, listening to tim remarks bc
was making, in responso to our con?
gratulations, wo wero attacked by
some of the military patrol on duty
that night, who appeared to be acting
under thc orders of Major Andrews,
a United States officer. This olllcci
demanded of them what they wert
doing there, and ordered them t<
"fall into line, every ono of you;*
anti, at tho same time, ordered the
patrol to "lire, into them, and kil
thc last-of thom," draw?
ing his own pistol and firing, as lu
gave the commands, into tho crowd.
Tho men on duty, being more con
siderate, discharged their pistols il
tht; air, thus avoiding wantonly shed
ding innocent blood. The ball fron'
tho officer's pistol struck one ol" tin
party-Benjamin Moore, a quiet mu
well-behaved colored citizen,-enter
ing at tho wrist, and, passing ronni
his ann, carno out near the elbow
inflicting a very painful wound.
This is a truthful stat muon t of tim
occurrence, and, instead of your cor
respondent's statement being correct
that some one of our party fired ?
I list ol, wo now unhesitatingly tisser
that there was not one pistol in tm
party, nor was there thu slightes
attempt to resist tho patrol. Insten*
of this tho largest portion of tin
parly dispersed very hurriedly, ti
they desired to avoid any rioton
conduct or do anything that migli
bring reproach upon their parly ii
(he ihn- of their triumph. Tho fe\
men who were arrested were ?mme
dint ely released by thu Commandai)
of th<! Post, when ho heard of th
manner in which and for what cans
they wore arrested.
This, sir, is tho correct version o
this unhappy occurrence, nnd t
which the undersigned are willing ti
testily under oath, when it become
necessary. There was no riot, no
oven disorderly conduct, on the pat
ol' the serenading party, anti it is lo
this reason wo desire this statcmen
to he published, especially ns w
have K?UCO learned, from tho bo.'
authority, that the article pur por lin
lo be written by "several members i
thc patrol," was not written or at
(homed by any of them.
(Signed.*) ti. Ii. BRYANT,
S. B. THOMPSON,
WA lt BEN MINTON,
COLUMBIA, June 9, ls(?!>.
Thoughts Upon SnfTrage-Continued.
No. G.-LIBERALITY THE THUE
POLICY.-Tho policy of white exclu?
sion, nccompauied with black en?
franchisement, is unwise, therefore,
in ovory point of view. It utterly
fails to accomplish the good which
was expected from its adoption.
Instead of giving a pledge of fidelity
lo tho Union and a guarantee of the
rights of the colored people, it per?
manently alienates the intelligent
and wealthy whites, and deprives
them of all inducement to acquiesce
in tho new order of things; while tho
copious extracts from Mr. Mill and
Mr. Burke, I tony say, are conclusivo
as authority and argument against
the policy of installing ignorance in
power, to the exclusion, or to the
overwhelming by numbers, tho iutel
ligeuco, the character, and the capa?
city which exists in tho State. A
like experiment was perhaps never
before tried in tho history of the
world. It could never happen in a
self-governing country, and must bo
superimposed by the freak of a con?
queror. A government thus consti?
tuted will not stand alone; and,
whenever the bayonets which uphold
it shall bo removed, it. will tumble to
the ground, causing by its full, per?
haps, the destruction of the newly
acquired political rights of the co?
lored race. A chango of administra?
tion at Washington must certainly be
regarded as amoug possible events,
even within a twelvemonth; and the
treatment of the South by Congress
strongly tonds to bring about a
change. But if tho Republicans
should, as they probably will, oleet
their candidat*: for President, it
would only insure the abnormal con?
dition of things four years longer,
when another election, with increas?
ing chances for the success of the
opposition, tvould talc?! place. Can
it bo doubted that a triumph of thc
Democratic party would bo the signal
for tho whites of tho South to recover
their lost rights ? And is it probable
that, Unshed with triumph, they
would bc satisfied with gaining an
equality with tho blacks V If they
should endeavor to disfranchise the
colored race, with a President and
Houso of Representati ves in Wash
iugton ready to sustain them, by
forco if need be, I see nothing to
prevent their success; and iu that
event the condition of that unfortu?
nate people, deprived of their rights,
after enjoying them for four or live
years, to tho illegal and nu just exclu?
sion of a largo body of the whites,
would bo tenfold worse than if they
had never been enfranchised.
Tho first "Congress of Commerce11
ever held in the United States, is
now in session at Philadelphia.
Much significance is attached to this
Convention, just at this particular
crisis of our country. The bod}- is
composed of delegates, who are the
representative men of the Boards of
Trade, Chambers of Commerce, and
other commercial organizations of
nearly thirty American cities. Ques?
tions of the highest importance to
the industrial, commercial and mer?
cantile interest will be brought before
it for their deliberations. Mr.
Charles G. Xa/.ro, ol' Boston, is the
presiding ollieer. We insert the
closing remarks of tho Presidentas
indicating the character of the pro?
ceedings and tho spirit in which
these great questions are to be dealt
"With regard io tho institution tho.
Convention was founding, he said
that the delegates could not meet it
M#th too much deliberation, care and
prudence. We must throw aside ail
sectional jealousy contracted, and
local issues. We'must lay the found?
ation of this institution, wliich is to
last, all time. We must teach thc
rising general ?on Hie true principles
of honor, show to them that no busi
I ness man can .succeed if he deals in
underhand or dishonorable mensures;
tim!: there is no character in tho world
: more upright, honest and Christian
I loving than Ibo merchant. His iuflu
enco is world-wide. We should
? approach it carefully, for we aro lay?
ing n foundation which, when we are
asleep in the grave, will bring forth
! fruit for good or evil,"
Miss Ct.At!A LOUISA KKI.UNU;.-This
distinguished prima donna has at?
tracted much attention, both in Bu
ropo and this country.
A late number of I fur ?ter'A Weekly
contains her piel'ire, und undertakes
to give her biography, ii? which
Charleston, S. C., is slated as the
place of her nativity.
This is a mistake. She was born
in 1830, in the town (then village) o?
Sumter. Her father, George Kel?
logg, of Massachusetts, came out us
j un assistant to that excellent teacher,
? Mr. Fenn, who had charge of the
I Slimtcrvillo Academy, under the uu
I spices of tho Academical Society; and
tho loss of Mr. Fenn, who was a
ti aclicr of extraordinary ability, was
severely felt when ho relinquished
! Hie position.
The mother of Miss Kellogg was
the music lonelier of the academy,
: and there are several ladies in Stir
j midst who were taught tho first rudi
! monts of the science by lier.
Miss Kellogg was named after au
! exeelloiit lady of our town, who is
I still living, adorning her sphere by
; her many eminent qualities.
; [Sumter Xeiva.
MEETING OF THE DEMOCRATIC CLUD.
We have been requested, by the Presi?
dent of the Richland Democratic
Club, to state that a meeting of thc
Club will be held to-morrow evening,
nt 8}.> o'clock, in Gregg's Hall, to
cousidcr tho action of tho State Cen?
tral Executive Committee, in its con?
ference with the committee of tho
late Convention. A full atteudnnco
from city and country requested.
Wo Bhall publish, to-morrow, a
paper from tho State Contral Execu?
tive Committee to the Democratic
Clubs throughout the State.
Attention is called to tho largo
auction sale, this morning, by D. C.
Peixolto & Son. AU who desire bar?
gains in tho dry goods or grocery
line should attend.
Wc havo been requested to state
that thc afluir of Dill occurred in
Kershaw und not in "Old Fnir?eld."
As sho has one "Riot" on hand, she
does not want to shoulder, also, tho
NOMINATIONS TO THE STATE CENTRAL
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.-Chester no?
minates for tho New York Conven?
tion-For tho State ut largo, General
Wadu Hampton, Colonel J. P. Tho?
mas; for the Fourth Congressional
District, T. Stobo Farrow.
LIGHT WANTED.-Wo receive fre?
quent applications from gentlemen
of tho up country to send them col?
ored speakers, to eulighten the ne?
groes of that section. And we learn
that som o good is being effected in
that directiou. Tho Democracy of
the up country is a practical, earnest
and working clement. They grapple
practically with thc questions of tho
Immediately after tho adjournment
of th? lute Convention, a crowd
assembled in front of Nickersou's
Hotel, and culled upon Col. J. P.
Thomas, Hon. J. B. Campbell and
Gen. Gary. Col. Thomas and Gen.
Gary replied, each briefly. Col.
Thomas stated that he approved
heartily of thc union and harmony
consummated in the Convention that
had just adjourned; and he approved
of this union and harmony tho more,
because it liad been effected without
any compromise, ou tho part of the
j State Central Executive Committee,
j of those conservative principles upon
which tho April Convention stood,
and which principles ho, for one,
intended to carry to their logical
results. This ho would say, in con?
clusion, let tho African allies fail
them if they would, it was at least a
proud thought (hut thc fkt.von army was
Gen. Gary appeared after frequent
calls, and remarked that it was too
lute to make a speech; but he would
say, that he was satisfied with thc
action ol* tho Convention, and he
lw.ped that everybody olso was.
Tho assemblage thereupon dis
i perked, duly pleased.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
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vertisements, published for thc first
I time this morning:
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