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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS-OITY COJiUMDTA.
Con. J, P. THOMAS. >'
For .dWermen.-WARD NO. 1.
T. W. RADCLIFFE.
WARD KO. 2.
C. A. BEDELL.
R. L. BRYAN.
O. Z. BATES.
. WABD NO. 3.
W. P. GEIGER.
W. T. WALTER.
WARD NO. ?.
W. C. SWAFFLELuD.
L. P. MILLER.
Wednesday Morning:, Jone 24. 1868.
Apply the Napoleonic Maxim.
Ono of tho first Napoleon's war
maxims was-neper do what your ad?
versaires desire you to do. We hopo
that the Southern delegates to thc
forth-comingDemooratio Convention j
will act upon this principio. Tne?
New York Times takes as its text an
extract from Mr. Edmond Rhett's re?
cent letter to tho Charleston Mercury\
and founds threupon its predictions
as to the" results to "be anticipated
from the Convention of the Fourth
of Julyjjarpx, -. It regards Mr. Rhett's
views as expressing the tone and
opinions of the Southern extremists,
and thereupon argues that the South
will be in that Convention "in its old
colors, with its old spirit, and, we
may add, with its old tendency to
self-destruction." It says:
"The Southern extremists, however,
scout the suggestion as treason to j
their rights, not less than to the tra?
ditions of Demooraoy. They care j
nothing about the candidate-every?
thing about the platform. They j
are willing to vote for Mr. Anybody,
?rovided ne stand on their platform,
n this way, they intend to re-anaot
the folly of 1860. They demand the
privilege of dictating. terras. They
claim tho righi ' of ' saying of what
stuff the platform shall be built, and
how it shall be put together. Grant
this, and they will be satisfied. Deny
it, or qualify it, and they threaten to
bolt, to depart incontinently, to
shake off their feet tho dust of Tam?
many, and to retire to their States
disgusted and indifferent. We might
quote many passages from Southern
journals to show the accuracy of this
rendering of their tone." '
Wc will say to tho Times, that it
will be disappointed in its expecta?
tions. The South will go in that
Convention in no such spirit as that
suggested. But deferring to the wis?
dom and judgment of the Northorn
wing of the Demooraoy, we expect to
be able to lake up the man and tho
measures agreed upon, and work for
them with a will. Bat although the
State will illustrate a becoming mo?
desty in that Convention, her dele?
gates will alio, wo are sure, show a
becoming manliness. They must not
bo expected to go further than to ac?
cept the legitimate and logical results
of the late war. They must be
allowed to remain faithful to the
memori.\s of tho past, whilst they ac?
cept tho accomplished facts of the
But wo must not closo beforo re?
spectfully suggesting to our cotempo-1
rary of tho Mercury, how extreme
utterances injure the canso of tho
South, aud the Democratic party ns
well. Does not the Mercury observe
how its own extremism of tone and
expression, honest and manly though
it - is, is mado tho instrument of
serious injury to its own cause? For
instance, in the editorial letter re?
ferred to by tho Times, and com?
mented upon so as to prejudice us in
the minds of the North, why need
tho author have used this language: !
"In the meantime, the South stands
by, and asks but one question-what
party will place us under tho protec?
tion of tho Constitution, and roleaso
us from illegal negro domination? If
eithar, we sustain that party. If
neitlier, then we have no further inte?
rest in the proceedings, and they may
go to the devil together, for all that we
care. The whites will, in that event,
be oounted out, and leane the North
and the niggers to settle their squabbles
together about party spoils and settle?
ment of debts."
As for ourselves; we regard this as
scarcoly considerate enough to tho
Convention soon to assemble, and to
the Demooraoy of tho North. The
Mercury is our senior, but wo ven?
ture, whilst conceding to it much of |
ability and all of sincerity, to suj
geat that, in view of tho groat int
rests of tho South now imperilled*, it I
take np the suggestions of prudence
and discretion, and allow its mode?
ration tobe known of all men. In
doing this, wo aro satisfied that it
will tho better accomplish the onda
aimed at, and the moro fully repre?
sent the great body of our people,
who are now disposed to deal rather
more practically and moro dispassion?
ately than formerly with their po?
If the Democratic party goos upon'
the ground-^-* 'Down wiih the nigger"
you inoite somebody to raise him up.
If you make this a rallying cry
\ ' Thai this is EXCLUSIVELY a while man's
Government," jon induce somebody
to put the whole "nigger" in. Hence
the Phoenix suggests that these rally?
ing ories be modified to suit circum?
stances, and the Northern people;
who won't exactly think as some
North and South think. Tho Pho
nix suggests this modification: For
"Down with the nigger," substitute,
"Negroes lo your place;" for "This is
exclusively a while man's Government,"
substitute, "This is a white man's Go?
vernment, and decent negroes may come
, , r , <^ ? ?
Prop oi cd Plan of Democratic Organi?
zation for the State.
We suggest the following plan of
organization, which has been found
to work well, and which is an im?
provement upon the plan heretofore
recommended by the State Central
1. When each District is fully or?
ganized with clubs, at tho Court
House, and in every convenient
locality in the District, let each club
electyZrc delegates, to meet and form
a District Central Cltd>, for the moro
thorough organization of tho whole
2. Let each District Central Club
then elect one delegate-these dele?
gates meeting and forming a Stale
Central Club, which meets as often as
it may see fit.
In this way, it will be seen, .that
the whole State may be thoroughly
organized. We submit tho plan for
examination and consideration. One
advantage is, that it will not interfere
with the present organization of the
Democratic Clubs throughout tho
State. It only provides. for the
various clubs in eaoh Distriot form?
ing, as suggested, a District Central
Club and a State Central Club.
From the following article, it will
bo seen that the Herald claims that
ex-Governor Seymour endorses
Chnso as tho Democratic candidate:
"We publish, to-day, a letter from
an Albany correspondent, giving an
account of a caucus of prominent
Democratic politicians, convened for
the purpose of considering tho poli?
tical situation and interchanging
opinions in regard to tho Presiden?
tial nomination. Ex-Governor Sey?
mour was the centre of the gather?
ing, and freely gavo his yiows. Wa
give a verbatim report of his re?
marks, so far as they concerned
Chief Justice Chase. It seems that
the Governor distinctly endorsed
Chase as tho Democratic candidate,
stating that he and tho party differed
in no material point upon the living
issues of the day. He said the Chief
Justice stood right upon the record
as to free trade and the tariff, and he
agreed with tho Democrats on the
general question of taxation; that ho
has always been iu favor of universal
amnesty and for restoring to tho
South her Constitutional rights; and
that, as to negro suffrage, ho is will?
ing to leave that question entirely to
tho States, where tho Democrats
claim it belongs. This is Judge
Chase's platform in a nut-shell; but,
simple as it is, tho Democratic organs
dared not publish it in a report of
the proceedings of tho caucus, when
they had an opportunity to do so.
The question is, therefore, definitely
settled, that ex-Governor Seymour
is out flat-footed for Chase's nomina?
tion by tho Democratic Convention,
and his suggestion that Pendleton
give way for- the present and await
future honors, is dictuted in a manly
and magnanimous spirit. It is folly
for the partisan journals to attempt
to smother this great, necessary and
patriotic Ch oso movement. It is
bound to go on. It is fully time
that something liko statesmanship
should distinguish the Presidential
office, and the people aro beginning
to realize that Judge Chase is just
the man for tho time and the occa?
FAIRFIELD DISTRICT.-The Monti?
cello D?mocratie Clnb is reported as
flourishing. It has seventy-five
white and thirty colored members.
Col. W. J. Alston is President; Dr.
W. P. Curry, CoJ. T. J. Dawkins and
Maj. J. B. Lyles, are Vice-Presi?
dents; H. M, Zealy is Secretary.
Tho New York Tlmti ?nd tins Demo?
cracy In tilla State.
Mn, EDITOB: Our attention lins
benn drawn to tho following extract,
from tho New York Times: '* .
"T&e Democrats of South Caroli?
na, fn State Convention, some
I months ago, declared themselves in
favor of recognizing the negro as an
'integral element of the body politic'
This seemed a sensible and timely
recognition of a political necessity,
but it was too sensible to be accepted
by the whole party. It shocked the
frei u dices of the Democratic party,
osides savoring of dangerous inno?
vation. The negro never has been
'an integral olement of the body
politio* hitherto; why should he be
recognized as such now ? So they
gathered together a new Convention
of the Democrats of South Carolina,
at which this new heresy was solemn?
ly discarded, and the old dogma,
which acquired root and some degree
of strength while the blacks were
slaves, that this is 'the white man's
government,' was formally re-affirm?
ed, as the cardinal principle of tho
Democratic faith. The resolutions
and speeches were alike explicit and
emphatic on this subject. The lead -
ing resolution declared thc, convic?
tion of the Convention, that the
Democratic party, whenever it comes
again into power, will restore tho
Government to the whites, and
therefore it would support its candi?
dates. A Mr. Sparnick, one of the
Secretaries, declared that ho 'would
noyer consent that when he ap?
proached the ballot-box, a son of
Africa Should stand by his side as
his equal.' General Gary said the
question was, not whether the negro
held property, or could read or not,
but whether wo were to disregard
what he called 'the fundamental
principles laid down in tho Constitu?
tion, which exclude from the elective
franchise both the Indian and the
negro. ' For his part, he said he was
'moro and moro convinced that God
Almighty created the negro at a dif?
ferent time from the white man, and
for a different purpose,' and that
voting was intended to be done ex?
clusively by the whites. The gene?
ral tone of all the speeches was, that
the negro was intendod by the Al?
mighty to occupy an inferior posi?
tion, and they were so fearful of
thwarting the Almighty's purposes,
that theybouldn't think of letting the
Now I, for one, do not accept the
version given by the Times. As a
member of the April Convention, and
an advocate of the principles and
conservative policy proclaimed there,
I do not admit that tho "heresy" of
said Couvention has been discarded.
Mr. Sparnick, Gen. Gary and others
have their peculiar views, and let
them havo those views. But these
utterances do not affect that large
and influential portion of the people
of tho State who advocate tho pro?
gramme of the April Convention,
and regard the expressions and views
of tho Phoenix as representing tho
people moro correctly than tho ex?
treme opinions of extreme men and
ultra journals. I fear that there is
too much truth in what the Times
says when it remarks:
"If tho Democrats, directly or in?
directly, by words or by acts, by doc?
trines they announoe, or by men
they nominate, take their stand upon
this position, that this is exclusively
a 'white man's government,' they
doom themselves not only to defeat,
but to disaster and death. It is not
only a re-action against tho war, and
against tho principles which it estab?
lished, it is a re-action against the
tendencies and events of tho age
against that broader and higher
civilization which is making men
everywhere moro tolerant of mere
accidental distinctions, and which ia
admitting them as men to sharo thc
rights and responsibilities, ns they
must share tho burdens and penal?
ties, of governments and laws."
And believing that there is much
deserving of consideration in thu
paragraph, I hope that tho National
Democratic party will bo moderate
and politic. Let that Convention
put itself upon the basis of tho SoutL
Carolina Convention of April last,
I agree with Col. Thomas, in his let
ter to a meeting in Newbery, where
in ho suggested that were tho Na
tional Democracy to plant itself upor
tho basis of qualified suffrage to thc
nogro, North and South, it woulc
sweep the country nnd certainly
achieve- tho success it deserves
This, Mr. Editor, is my own view.
ELECTIONS IN HORRY.-"A Charles
tonian" writes as follows, says tin
News: "Not having soon tho re turn?
of Horry, I take pleasure of inform
ing you that there is as much praisi
due this District as any other, a
even tho colored voters, through tin
influence of the whites, have vote<
the strict conservative tiokot, whicl
was unanimously elected. Now
which District has beaten this, o
even done as well ?"
CooPEiwvUii^'Jnne 20, 1868.-A
large and enthusiastic meeting of tho
Democratic Association of 'Coopere
ville, Edgefield District, S. G., com?
posed of white and colored, met this
day-President J. W. Coleman pre?
siding. The meeting was called to
order, and proceedings of previous
meeting read and adopted. Speeches
were delivered. James Minor, of
Colombia, delivered an able discenrso
upon the Situation, clearly stating the
duties of tho colored citizens of tho
country, aud their relations to tho
whites and property-holders of the
same. Not disposed unduly to eu?
logize any ono, it is but just to say,
that for a man just emerging from
bondage and breathing the air of citi?
zenship, ho evinces the elements of
true manhood and sound sonse.
Next followed John Loo, also a citi?
zen of Columbia; with cutting sar?
casm, he breathed the atmosphere of
antagonism to radicalism and demon?
strated his position by proofs easily
deducible. Lee is a man who feels
as he speaks .ind knows what he says.
Much applause went up for Lee.
Next came Peter Mitchell, with much
earnestness; but the style not so
good. Onco ? radical, and having
reformed, ho spoke to his sable
friends with zeal. The mootiug
closed after many names were added
to tho Democratic Hat. We are
doing good service in the oause of
Democracy. Twenty-six colored per?
sons and eighty whites joined the
Club. F. A. TOWNSEND,
A Virginia correspondent of the
World nominates Mr. Stanbery thus:
lu the list of possible candidates
for the Democratic nominations, in
tho World, of tho 13tb, is the name
of Henry Stanbery.
This name has been upon the lips
of the thoughtful and pure men of
tho country, North, South, East and
West, for a year past. With no
atom of tho dust of party strife upon
his garments, called reluctantly from
his profession to a seat upon the
Supreme Bench, because the Dar
designated him for the position; (a
radical Senato prevonting his nomi?
nation by an indirection, because
they dare not rankly oppose it;) as
Attorney -General, vindicating the
Constitution as the fathers made it,
in those veto messages, with unsur?
passed learning and ability; conduct?
ing tho President's defenco with a
dignity, courtesy aud power,
which give to the trial all that
enables an American to read the re?
cord without a blush of shame, and
now retiring to his home (insulted
by a contemptible faction) without a
party adherent, but commanding tho
unbounded admiration and esteem of
the whole country, if there should
be a conflict of party leaders, so
heated as to involve peril to the
cause, could not the Democratic
party every whero respond heartily to
the nomination of Henry Stanbery,
and would not every patriot in the
land feel that the country had hon?
ored itself by tho choice of auch a
mau? The South, at least, believes
him to be a great lawyer, a pure pa?
triot, whoso privato character would
guaran toe an incorrupt use of the
patronage of tho Government, while
his briof publie career shows him to
be thoroughly imbued with tho spirit
of thc Fathers.
A moat interesting scene was wit?
nessed in tho harvest field of Mr.
Wm. Hunter, of Abbeville District,
a few days since. When Mr. H. was
making ready all preliminary ar?
rangements for his harvest, he was
modestly iuformed by his employees
(radical freedmen) that they would
not harvest his wheat, though under
obligations to do so, unless they re?
ceived extra pay for it. Though not
expecting such a declaration of inten?
tion from them, Mr. H. was in no
way disturbed, but ever willing to
accord to them the full liberty which
ho claimed for himself, (of providing
for his own affairs,) as tho day of
harvest drew on, ho made ready a
sumptuous dinner for the occasion,
and sent out for his neighbors to
come, for all things were then ready.
They responded en masse, and at an
carly hour a largo field of fine wheat
was entered by thirty white laborers,
all engaged in tho various operations
of harvesting. Tho field was reaped
in an incredibly short time, and tho
wholo operation performed in full
view of the sable malcontents.
A NUT FOR NORTHERNERS TO
CRACK.-Rev. Mr. Walker, a Baptist
clergyman, over sixty years of age,
walked from Catawba to Salem, a
distnnco of ten miles, last Sunday, to
preach to the colored people, who
had giv*>n him an invitation Lo do
so. The old gentleman had been a
sufferer by tho war, and, being una?
ble to procure a horse to ride, walked
the whole distance to preach to those
geople, nearly every one of whom
ave voted and will vote against the
white man's interest. Is not this
"returning good for evil?" What
do the Northern folks think of such
cruelty to the negroes ? Mr. Walker
is a conservative.-Roanoke Times.
The new snsponsion bridge at
Niagara, which will give a completo
view of all the falls at once, is ex?
pected to bo finished this season.
The .Tourna! at Commerce ?int the
South Carolin? Remonstrate
TbcvfNew York Journal oj lo/n
merce ?bus refera to- this paper. ?Ve
publiai} tho extracts to show the
effect North of conservative utter?
ances and views South:
"The South Carolina remonstrance
is prepared by a Committee of Five
well-known old citizens of the State,
headed hythe righting ex-rebel caval?
ryman, Wade Hampton. It opens
with a searching, dispassionate ex?
amination of tho new constitution;
and proves that the instrument U in?
tended to establish, not tho equal
rights, but the supremacy of the
"The South Carolina conservatives
aro not impracticable about negro
suffrage. They recognize the fact
that much must be done for the
negro in tho new state of things.
The ground which they tako is that
upon which wo recently advised con?
servatives everywhere to make their
stand, in order that the principle of
negro suffrage might have what all
thinking men must admit to be a
fair, even a favorable trial. The
"With respect, now, to tho exten?
sion of this trust to tho colored
people, wo believe that nine-tenths
of our people aro willing to concede
it to them, duly qualified. We can?
not admit universal suffrage, because
the great body of the colored people
aro utterly unfitted to exercise it with
intelligence and discretion; and be?
cause it would make the negro domi?
nant, and thus bring about a fatal
antagonism between the races. We
cannot deny it altogether to tho black
man, because that would be neither
right nor politic. Hence the policy
of the mean between the two ex?
tremes, which has met with general
favor in this State. Tho conserva?
tive party of South Carolina now
stands and gathers strength, day
after day, upon this proposition."
This is manly and right. It will
not avail with Congress. But it will
serve to correct, authoritatively,
wherever it is read, injurious reports
which have been put in circulation
of tho hostility of Southern con?
servatives to negro suffrage as a prin?
Ou tho subject of negro suffrage,
tho Louisiana conservatives do not
express themselves as clearly as the
South Carolinians. But we judge
from the following that they would
not object to it, with such qualifica?
tions as would be insisted on by
white men of intelligence and spirit
everywhere, and no where more
strenuously than in the Northern Re?
"We did not oppose the execution
of tho reconstruction laws, though
convinced of their unconstitutionali?
ty. If those laws only contemplated
that tho negro should be protected,
tho Convention transcended its
authority by perverting thom, and
making them the instruments by
which negro supremacy is successful?
ly established. The negro has our
sympathy. For the protection of
his person, his freedom, and the
enjoyment of his property, we do
not remonstrate against any just
guarantees that may be required.
That, for these purposes, before tho
law, he should stand as the equal of
the white man, wo prefer no com?
plaint. We are willing to be reason?
ably taxed for his education, and
would not look with disfavor upon
the efforts by tho State Government
to test, by favorable legislation, his
capacity for solf-improvemout."
Negro suffrage being a fixed fact
in tho Southern States, the conserva?
tives, while they put their protests
on record, aro also, as we havo point?
ed out in a former article, disposed
to make tho best of their circumstan?
ces, and are alienating large numbers
of negro voters from the support of
the extremo radical party.
Tiru FUIE OP YESTERDAY MORNING.
Tho fire on Meeting street, reported
iu yesterday morning's issue as
raging, was finally subdued and con
fiuod to tho destruction of tho two
three-story brick buildings, Nos. 151
and 153 Meeting street. Tho fire
was undoubtedly tho work of an in?
cendiary. Tho total loss on buildings
and stock destroyed is estimated at
853,000, on which there was an in?
surance of 835,000. The stock and
fixtures of Messrs. Goodrich, Wine
nian it Co., wholesnle druggists, who
occupied No. 153. was valued at
$32,U00, on which there is an insur?
ance of $25,000. The unoccupied
building belonged to Mr. H. F.
Strohecker, and was uninsured. The
building occupied by Messrs. Good?
rich, Winoman & Co., was owned by
Dr. E. L. Strohecker, and waa in?
sured for ?6,000. Messrs. E. J. Daw?
son & Co., booksellers, on the South
of G., W. & Co., lost between $3,000
and $4,000, and were insured.
Messrs. Dewing, Burkett & Co.,
wholesale dry goods merchants, on
the South of tho burnt buildings,
sustained some small loss by water.
[Charleston Courier, 23cf.
It is a pleasant. thing to reflect
upon, while sitting at tho dinner
table, that in most households the
only person entitled to voto is tho
darkey who waite upon you. And
still this is "the best Government the
world* ever saw." Vite la bagatelle.'
Olera soap for lunch thia day at the 1
"Exchange Restaurant," in rear of I
Gregg's Hall. 1
? We find in the Charleston Keira a \
full report of Gen. Wade Hampton's j
address before tho students of Wash?
ington College, in Lexington, Va. ,
We have not found time to read it; \
but it is pronounced an able and elo-* \
quent effort. It is upon "DUTY." \
Okra soup will be served up for *
lunch at the Pollock House, to-day.
By the way, Mr. Pollock had an in?
crease in his feathered family, n few
days ago-eight young partridges.
The happy "pariente" and beauti?
ful offspring now occupy a separate
window; and are objects of curiosity
Fon NEW YORK.-Excursion tickets
to New York, via Wilmington, can
be obtained at the office of tho South
Carolina Railroad Company. Pas?
sengers from the up couutry, by
taking tho 6 o'clock a. m. train, avoid
a delay of ten hours in Columbia;
they also have the choice of three
routes from Weldon to New York.
The fare is $29.
THE PLATN STREET IMP?VEEENT.
The oity fathers, ably assisted by the
officers of the penitentiary, are
working wonders on Plain--street,
near the Howard School, and are
rapidly converting it into an excellent
wagon road. Such alterations' and
improvements have been j already
effected, that, if an old resident
should be suddenly dropped in that
vicinity, he would be completely lost.
It is contemplated, we believe, to
extend the road to the penitentiary.
THAT MANSION AGAIN.-We learn
that Major Stark, who, as State Li?
brarian, has been occupying the
State bnilding on the Arsenal square,
has been invited by General Canby
to give place to the Governor eleqt.
General Canby calls it the MGovern
or's mansion," and says be wants'it
for the new Governor. We would
state, for the information of the com?
mander of this "Provinc?," that l
Sooth Carolina has never had a "Go?
vernor's mansion," and that the
house referred to is neither more nor
less than a building used for officers'
quarters, and was attached to the
Arsenal Academy which General?
Sherman burned down. General
Canby will please send this in for
Colonel Forney's information. We
mean Forney, the "Dead Duck. "
COLONEL THOMAS' LECTURE.-A
fair audience gave the lecture last
night an attentive hearing. The
matter of the lecture consisted of
two leading points-South Carolina
in the past, and in the future. The
record of the past was reviewed and
closed-a proud record, both in arms
and arts. The main point, the power
of the lecture, consisted in the clos?
ing portion-that which indicates
the futuro and how to make' m as
glorious as tho past. The verdict of
the past is-It is well. The watch?
word of the future .is - Tfbritr.
A new ern is upon us, and we must
gird ourselves for tho course before
us. The dignity, no less than the
want, of work must bo kept in mind.
Upon work depeuds the future great?
ness of South Carolina. The senti?
ments seemed to meet a cordial re?
sponso from tho audience; and all
seemed to feel that tho advice givou
was a word spoken in season. The
delivery occupied nearly an hour;
and tho whole was well received.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8}.i
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery nt 4p. m., and
close at 8*<j p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8% a. m., closo 4\}? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8% a. m., doses at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery by?
p. m., closes at Sj i p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
J. A T. R. Agnew-Flour.
Jacob Lovin-Auction. .
True Brotherhood Lodge Meeting.
W. MoRae-Convention Tickets.
H. Deas, Jr.-Bankrupt Notice
Hostetter & Smith-Bitters.
T7\ OB SALE hy
J M?y22 FISHER ft LOWRANOE.