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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OP N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, og MISSOURI.
Wednesday Morning, July 29,1868.
State Democratic Convention.
A Convention of the Democratic
party of tho State of South Carolina
is hereby called, to meet at Colum?
bia, on the night of Thursday, the
6th of August, for the purpose of
nominating electors for President
and Vice-President of the United
States, and for other purposes.
The Convention will bo composed
of representatives from each District,
according to the rule of representa?
tion in the House of Representa?
tives. WADE HAMPTON,
Chairman Central Committee.
TOUCHES, FIREWORKS, ETC.
Speeche? by Eminent Oratora.
A MAGNIFICENT SUCCESS.
Seymour and Blair Forever.
Tho jollification and ratification of
the nomination of Seymour and Blair
culminated hist night in a magnificent
display, tho Uko of which hos never
before been witnessed in Columbia.
For the past two weeks, the Commit?
tees-and, we may say, the citizens
generally-have been on the qui vive,
and men who know what tho word
"work" means, in its full sense, put
their shoulders to the wheel, with
the earnest determination to make
one strong pull for the old, time
honored and trusted Democratic
Without disparaging other parties
who wero instrumental in getting up
the demonstration, we deem it a
matter of justice to mention Messrs.
A. Palmer, H. Beard, John McKen?
zie, Weam & His, M. A. Shelton,
John Meighan, J. T. Zealy and W.
T. Walter, as being the principals.
A programme was decided upon,
and the different Ward Committees
bestirred themselves. Many of the
buildings on the lino of march, of
the procession, were brilliantly and
tastefully illuminated, and tho pro?
cessionists, by their cheering and
other demonstrations, showed an
evident desire to give credit wher?
ever it was justly due.
Nickerson's Hotel was beautifully
decorated with transparencies, and
burning tar barrels, in front of the
building, lent additional attractions.
Mr. Palmev's Btoro was graced
with an immense banner, bearing the
inscription, in mammoth letters,
"Seymour and Blair," surmounted
by a monster flag. .
Messrs. Hope advocated "Hope on,
Hope over, for Soymour and Blair."
Other buildings were decorated, but
the "prevailing epidemic" was "Sey?
mour and Blair."
The incessant ringing of a bell,
with a peculiar dinnerish sound, at?
tracted attention. It was attached
to u vehicle on which was a magnifi?
cent transparency-conceived in tho
fertilo brain of Mr. Richard Weam,
and carried out by the artistic pencil
and brush of his partner, Mons. Hix;
tho frames, etc., improvised by
Messrs. Kirk and Purse. This elie/
d'oeuvre presonted four sides-sur?
mounted by a revolving turret. On
tho cides wero life-size half-pictures
of tho Democratic candidates for
President and vice-President-Sey?
mour and Blair-flanked by a repre?
sen tation of tho "Goddess of Liber?
ty," and "Justice," with the scales.
On the front "Fourth Ward Demo?
cratic Club," with a representation
of a corpulent individual proclaim?
ing to scallawags and others to clear
the track-around which wore ten
stars, representing the Southern
States. Tho back of the transparen?
cy represented two lean and gawky
figures, carpet-bags in hand, depart?
ing Northward-presumable on the
election of Seymour and Blair. The
monitor top presented the emblems
of the farmer and mechanic-Demo?
cratic; radical implement-Butler's
spoon; the "South Carolina Treasu?
ry," "be sure of your hook before
fishing"-tho aforesaid hook having
caught in the seat of the unfortu?
nate fisherman's pants.
The "Temple of Liberty" was not
forgotten, and a young Phoenix per?
sonated the Goddess, with liberty
cap, shield, etc.
The local transparencies distributed
through the procession were, many
of them, unique in design and varied
in style. One presented a correct
photograph of the "New State
House," with a "bar-room" and
"cock-pit" on either side. "We aie
coming, Father Abraham-86."
A very truthful device was "An?
drew Johnson, the faithful sentinel
on the watch-tower of liberty," with
portraits of Washington and Sey?
mour, ond a palmetto gracefully in?
"Native and foreign citizens,,
colored and white, aro interested
in tho snccoss of the Democratic
"Democracy moans peace, radi?
calism war." "Riohland Democrats,
Bestir Yourselves. " "W? work for
those who work for us." "We are
sure to win." "Seymour and Blair
Forever," and many others.
The colored Democrats wero out in
strong force, bearing banners and
transparencies. "The Young De?
mocrats" were also on hand-bearing
at their head "Young America goes
for Seymour and Blair."
Tko Phoenix olllce was one of the
points of attraction. The face of our
building was decorated with garlands
and the balcony embellished with a
large transparency, bearing the names
of Seymour and Blair, and the in?
scription, "United we stand-divided
wo fall." As the procession arrived
in front, it did ns the honor to halt
and sainte the Phoenix, when to their
surprise thirty-seven of the prettiest
young maidens who are doing de?
struction amongst the unmarried De?
mocracy, appeared on the balcony,
dressed in white, with emblems tipi
fying the States of tho Union. Si?
multaneously a display of pyrotech?
nics was made from the door-steps,
roof and windows of the house, lend?
ing a brilliant light, and revealing in
all its dazzling beauty the combined
loveliness and witchery of our thirty
seven charming friends, who had
kindly consented to aid us by their
graces in lending beauty and scenic
effect to tho auspicious occasion.
When the sight struck the eves of tho
crowd, such a shout of admiration
arose ns has seldom been heard in
Columbia, and we feared that we had
done more harm than good by this
little scenic arrangement, as none of
tho members of the procession seem?
ed disposed to abandon tho spot.
A fine brass band, from North Ca?
rolina, was in attendance. Taken all
in all, this demonstration was the
most successful of any over gotten
np in Columbia, and tho very late
hour proveuts our doing full justice
to tho subject.
Arrived nt the hall, tho vast assem?
bly quietly took position outside,
whilst Gens. Hampton, Kershaw,
McGowan and Chesnut, Col. Thomas,
Capt. Stanley and others ascended
and took seats in tho hall, which was
crowded with Columbia's fairest
On motion of Col. Thomas, Capt.
Stanley was chosen to preside, and
tho organization perfected by the
election of the following officers:
Vice-Presidents-John McKenzie, J.
Meighan, J. G. Gibbes, John Alex?
ander; Capts. J. H. Kinsler, W. H.
Stnck, E. Percival, Dr. D. W. Ray,
Col. H. J. Caughman. Secretaries
R. O'Neale, T^J. LaMotte. Capt.
Stanley, with drfew pertinent prefa?
tory remarks, introduced Gen. Ches?
nut, who was the first speaker of the
occasion, and who was followed by
Gens. S. McGowan, J. B. Kershaw
and Wade Hampton.
Gen. Wade Hampton, on being
introduced, was greeted with im?
mense applause. Indeed, it was
many minutes before tho audience
could bo sufficiently quieted to per?
mit him to speak. Ho said he had
boped that, after having listened to
tho eloquent speakers who precoded
him, they would not desire him to
address them; not only on that ac?
count, but because his voice was
weak. There were many present who
had frequently heard him address
largor crowds, and when very differ?
ent kind of noises than peaceful ac?
clamations saluted their ears; but to?
night, for the first time in his life,
his voice had failed him. General
Kershaw had referred to tho advance
of the cavalry in the campaign of to?
night; and he desired to add, that
though tho position had been invert?
ed, he was glad of it, and felt great
confidence after hearing the eloquent
remarks of that distinguished Gene?
ral, as they made bim feel as secure
as in the days of other and more
sanguinary campaigns. He always
felt safe when he knew Kershaw was
on his flank. He preferred to post?
pone any oxtonded remarks to-night,
os he would have an opportunity at
an early day, and desired it to lay
before them the history of the New
York Convention, and what part was
taken ia it by our delegation. [A
voice in the orowd-"Never put off
for to-morrow what can bo dono to?
day."] Gen. Hampton received the
interruption with great good humor,
and continuing his remarks, said that
when tho Southern States were in?
vited to take part in the New York
Convention, he was dearly of the
opinion that they should accept, and
should go there and meet the North
ern men face to face, and tell them
that they had surrendered in good
faith; and that when they said they
wanted peace, they meant peace, j nat
as when they had said war, they had
Sroven that they meant war. He be
oved, then, we should let them seo
we were not all fire-eaters, as many
of them believed us to be, but that
our arms bad been laid down in good
faith, and we desired to unite heartily
in the restoration of political and
material prosperity. And tho result
had proven the correctness of his
views. When our delegation arrived
in New York, they were received in
all quarters and on all sides, in the
most hearty manner. Thoy were
urged to participate in all the de?
liberations of the Convention, and
were consulted freely in all matters
of moment. The same reception was
given them by the members of the
Soldiers and Sailors Convention,
which was also in session at that
time; and suoh of its gallant mem?
bers as MoClernand, of Illinois, said
gallantly, that they desired to extend
tho right hand of fellowship to the
men whom they had been fighting,
and who had now laid down their
arms. To them he had replied, that
for himself, his delegation and his
people at home, he accepted that
hand in good faith. [Cheers.]
Now, if we wish to seo the State
restored to all its former prosperity,
he appealed to tho people to bury all
past prejudices and passions in one
common grave, and in solid mass,
without regard to color, to rally
around the standard of the New
York Convention. He spoke to the
black man as well as the white, for lu;
believed as firmly that tho interest?
of the two were inseparably bound
up in a common cause, as he believed
that God ruled over tho destinies of
the people. If they attempted tc
draw a line of demarcation and ar?
ray themselves against the whites,
they would be pressed from the soi'
and endure the fate of the Indian.
To prevent a result like this-ont
which he truly deprecated-ho hac
been the first man in South Caroline
to speak to them and advise them ai
to their true policy, and they knev
that he would not deceive them, (i
colored man-"That's so-God bles;
When seven years ago the Stat?
had called upou him to servo her ir
the field, he had obeyed that man
date and cheerfully given all that hi
possessed for her defence; and when
after tho war, she hade him lay dowi
his arms, with equal submission h
had obeyed and sheathed a swen
which he trusted bore no mark o
shame or dishonor. (Cries of na
no!) Since then, ho had adjured th
people to cultivate the arts of peac
and couoiliation, and especially hai
he earnestly recommended tho cc
lorcd people to live in friendship am
good will with those on whom the;
would have to dopend, in largo mer
sures, for advice and support.
Unfortunately, things had taken
different turu than that hoped for b
tho supporters of truth, justice an
the Constitution, and now the spe(
tacle presented in the hall, of legis
latiou by those who undertake t
govern the destinies of the two races
was lamentable indeed. As anxiou
ns ho was to secure peace aud proi
perity, he never could cousent to a
tempt it on so false, gross and ou
rageons a platform us that of the Bi
construction Aots; particularly whe
he saw the seats of Hayne, McDuffi
and Calhoun in the Senate of tl
United States filled by such men ?
Sawyer and renegade Tom Rober
son. (Hisses and groans for Toi
Robertson.) Much rathor would 1
have seen colored men represei
South Carolina, as they could do t
with moro justifiable pride aud b
He wanted restoration on the bas
of truth, harmony and justice, ai
he firmly believed wo would have
in November, by the triumph of tl
Democratic psrty. Ho had been to
by no less distinguished a perse
than Vallandigham, that Ohio w
certain for Seymour, and shrewd p
litical thinkers of New York ai
Pennsylvania wore equally confide
as to tho samo result in those State
Tho peoplo were thoroughly arouse
and in November the result of it wou
be moro rapid traveling of carpe
baggers from tho South, than w
ever before known in the history
He concluded by referring to t
demonstration made by the Dem
cracy of Charleston, last I?1 rid
night; and said that although he h
seen many similar displays at t
North, ho had never witnessed mc
grandeur or enthusiasm than that e
hibited by the good people of t
old city by the sea, who had turn
out-men, women and children
give their approving smiles to t
noble cause. They bad brong
exulting prido to his heart, by tl
manifestion of the old Carolina spit
They may have boen slow, but th
wero sure. Let us stand up wi
them, and by the help of God o
cause-the cause of tho great Den
oratio party-the cause of truth a
tho Constitution-would meet witl
glorious triumph. (Immense t
Other and effective and brillie
speeches were made, whioh the <
treme lateness of the hour comp
us to defer publishing.
When Gen. Hampton concludi
the following letter from the He
B. F. Perry, was read:
GBBBNYTXJIIE, S. O., Joly 27, 1868.
Col. J. P. Thomas, Chairman of
. Executive Committee, &c.
MY DE AH SIR: I regret deeply that
ifc will not be in my power to partioi
?>ate with yon and the people of Co?
ombia in your brilliant and enthusi
aetio ratification meeting to-morrow
evening. I know that it will bo bril?
liant, from the preparation you have
made, and the distinguished gentle?
men who are to address you. I feel
assured it will bo enthusiastic, from
the well-known Democratic feelings
and principles of the peoplo of Co?
In the selection of Horatio Sey?
mour and Frank P. Blair, by the
Democratic Convention in New York,
as their standard-bearers in this great
contest between civil and constitu?
tional liberty, on the one side, and
military. despotism, on the other,
they have shown great wisdom and
good judgment. Mr. Seymour is a
gentleman of tho highest and purest
character, a profound statesman, and
a consistent, devoted Democrat
throughout his whole life. He it
now ia tho prime of his manly intel?
lect, with great exp?rience as an ad?
ministrative officer, having twice
filled, with signal ability, the Execu?
tive Department of the great Empire
State of this republic. His mind IE
highly cultivated and' enriched witl
all the stores of learning and practi?
cal experience. In debate, he is able
and eloquent. His manners ar<
those of a polished gentleman, warm
cordial and sincere. In personal ap?
pearance, he is strikingly prepossess
ing and engaging. His manly forn
and expressive features are stampec
with tho truo nobility of nature. Ii
purpose, he is firm and self-reliant
As a gallant leader and standard
bearer of the great Democratic part^
of these United States, he caunot bi
surpassed. He did not seek tin
nomination, but it sought him
amongst all the distinguished Demo
crats who were before the Conven
tion. After balloting two or thre
days, without success, his name wa
presented to the Convention by th
great State of Ohio, against hi
wishes and remonstrances, and re
ceived tho unanimous voto of ever
State of this Union on the first ba?
lot. The high honor thus tendered
he could not refuse, and reluctant!
accepted, for tho harmony and sue
cess of the Convention and Derne
General Frank P. Blair is a citize
of Missouri, born in Kentucky, au
the son of Frank P. Blair, SrM wh
was the intimate and bosom frien
of General Androw Jacksou, and th
editor of his political organ in tb
city of Washington. General Bia
was a gallant officer in tho Federi
army, and fought, throughout \tl
war, to preserve tho Union. Whe
it closed, his mission was at an enc
and, like a brave soldier and true pi
triot, ho exerted ali his great infli
ence towards an immediate restor
tion of the Union, with the rights i
the States unimpaired, under tl
Federal Constitution. For thn
years past, his exertions have be?
uuremitted in opposition to all tl
tyranny and oppression of the rad
cal Government. He has labore
manfully, everywhere, and in almo
every State of the Union, to crut
out military despotism and misrul
There is no truer friend of republ
eau principles and constitution
liberty now living, than Gener
Blair. Ho is a man of high chara
ter and great ability, with indomit
ble courage, self-will nud indepen
euee. lu a word, be is a true ty j
of the Jackson character and soho
in politics, as is shown in his rece
letter and past life. He was tl
choice of 2,000 of the Federal urn
officers, his compeers in arms,
convention at Now York, ,durii
the sitting of tho Democratic Co
vention, and his nomination w
unanimously mndo by all tho Stat
on the first ballot. This shows t
high appreciation of General Bli
by the Federal army and the natioi
Democracy. When the Southe
States were called in Convention
nominate a candidate for Vice-Pi
sidont, it was a pleasing and gratil
ing sight to see such men as Gene:
Hampton, General Forrest, Gene
Gordon, and other distinguish
Confederate Generals, respond?
for their respective States in favor
Frank P. Blair, whom they had nc
on many a bloody field of battle, a
fought like brave soldiers. The v
was over, aud they now united
honoring a bravo and gallant foe.
With such men as Horatio Si
mour and Frank P. Blair as c
standard-bearers, standing on I
true, patriotic and sound Democ
tio platform, adopted by the N
York Convention, wo must, and w
be successful in the coming Presid?
tial election. This was tho una
mons opinion of every member
the Convention. The Conneetii
delegation said to that of South ?
rolina, on leaving Tammany Hi
"Set ns down in Connecticut fo
Democratic majority of 5,000 c
tain." The Ohio delegation pledf
that State for a majority of 50,0
New York city alono promises a ]
mocrntio majority of 75,000 vol
Pennsylvania and Indiana seen
confident of giving Seymour t
Blair a handsome majority. 1
States of Maryland, New Jers
Koutucky, California and Over.
are certain beyond all contingen
The delegates from Mississippi, A
bama, Georgia and Louisiana w
confident of carrying those States.
There caa be no doubt of Virginia
and Texas, if they are allowed to
vote. Arkansas and Tennessee are
equally oertain, if the elections are
conduoted fairly and honestly. There
was great confidence expressed, too,
on the part of North Carolina. And
we will not despair of South Carolina
and Florida. There is hope, too, in
Maine and Illinois, and several other
North-western States. Indeed, it did
seem, from all that we heard and
could learn in the New York Conven?
tion, that tho tyranny, oppression
and misrule of the radical party had
thoroughly disgusted the thinking
and reflecting masses everywhere all
over the republic.
If there is one feeling in the Ame?
rican heart stronger than that of all
others, it is a love of constitutional
liberty and Bepublican principles.
They love the Federal Union in the
North, East and West, because tbey
sincerely' believe, with Washington,
that it is the pallodium of liberty and
independence. Il was thin feeling
which made them fight for the Union,
and the samo feeling will prompt
them to drive . the radicals from
power and office in the ensuing Pre?
sidential election. There is no hope
of any change, with the radical lead?
ers, but the radical masses are begin?
ning to compare the condition of the
country, at present, with what it was
years ago. They are beginning to
feel the iron hand of their party in
the enormous taxes which they have
to pay, and in the prostration of their
commerce and manufactures.
No country was ever so happy aud
prosperous as theso United States,
for tho last thirty or forty years,
prior to 18G0, when they were under
Democratic rule. The radicals came
into power eight years since, by au
unfortunate division of the Demo?
cratic party, and how changed has
been everything since. By their de?
termination to make no compromise
with the South, a bloody war en?
sued, in which 1,000,000 of Ameri?
can lives were sacrificed and $3,000,
000,000 or S4,000,000,000 of money
madly spent. When the war was
over, instead of restoring tho Union,
they have kept it disunited, aud ex?
cluded all tho Southern States from
tho councils of the nation. Th03
have kept up a standing army, it
time of peace, at an expense ol
$100,000,000, to elevato tho negrc
above the white mau. They have in
creased the burden of taxation uuti
it hos become intolerable. They es
tablished the Freedman's Bureau al
an expense of many millions, for th<
purpose of establishing radical ruh
throughout the Southern States
They have established a military des
potism over teu States, suspend in;
the writ of habeas. corpus, and sus
pending the civil court, with military
commissions for the trial of civil ant
orimiual laws. They have usurpe^
tho power of the Executive Depart
mont and stripped the President o
his most importaut constitution;)
prerogatives. They have encroachei
on tho rights of the Judiciary, aut
manifested a determination to givi
Congress all tho powers of all tin
other departments of tho Govern
Under this system of tyranny am
oppression, Usurpation and despot
ism, they have destroyed tho prospe
rity, tho peace and happiness of tb
country, civil liberty, all constitu
tional rights and Ropublicau princi
pies. They have boldly set th
Federal Constitution, which the;
were sworn to support, protect ant
defend, at defiance; and claim to b
acting outside of that sacred charter
In order to perpetuate their part;
and their tyranny, they have nomi
nated for the Presidency the genera
commanding their armies. lu ordo
to secure the election of this militar;
commauder, they have passed an Ac
of Congress, authorizing that bod,
to refuse tho electoral voto of an
Southern State, unless the vote i
given for tho radical candidate for th
Presidency. Because the presen
virtuous and patriotic Chief Magis
irate would not uuuoliun their gros
and palpable violations of the Fed<
ral Constitution, they have impeaci
ed him of high crimes and misdc
meanors. lu order to prevent th
Judiciary from doclnring their ill?
gal and unconstitutional legislatio
null and void, they have passed law
repealing tho hearing of cases befoi
tho Supremo Court of tho Unite
States. They have expelled men
hers from both Houses of Congres
simply because they wore opposed t
tho majority in politics. They ha\
disfranchised hundreds of thousand
of tho most intelligent and patrioti
citizens, and enfranchised 700,000 c
800,000 negroes, for the purpose (
placing ten Southern States unde
Is it surprising that a party whoa
history is thus marked with such it
famy, oppression and tyranny, shoul
be abandoned by a people whose lo v
of liberty and Bepublican prino
pies is the strongest feeling of thei
nature? It would be strange, indeec
if the Northern people did not ri?
up in tho majesty of their strengt
and hurl such State criminals an
perjured traitors from offico an
power. They will drive them wit
soorn and contempt from Congrei
and place a mark on them which wi
never be effaced. They will bran
them as traitors to the Constitutioi
traitors to liberty and Bepublica
principles, traitors to their race an
The platform of tho Democratic
party, adopted in New York, is a
glorious one, embodying tho true
principles of the American Govern?
ment, as handed down to us from our
Revolutionary fathers. It declares
immediato' ? restoration of all the
States to their rights in the Union,
nndor the Constitution. Amnesty
for all past political offences, aud tl iv
regulation of the elective franchise*
in the States by their citizens. Pay?
ment of the public debt as stipulated,
and in all other cases in lawful money
of the United States. Equal taxa?
tion of every species of property.
One currency for the Government
and the people, for the bond-bolder
and the laborer. Economy in the
administration of the Government,
reduotion of the standing army and
navy, abolition of tho Freedman's
Bureau, and all political instrumen?
talities designed to secure negro su?
premacy. Reform of abuses ia the
Administration, and the expulsion of
corrupt men from office.- Equal
rights and proteotion for naturalized
and native-born citizens, at home and
abroad. The platform declares the
Reconstruction Acts of Congress to
He unscrupulous and unconstitution?
al, revolutionary and void.
There are two features in this plat?
form, which will give victory to the
Democratic party throughout the
North-west. One is the payment of
the bonds in lawful money of the
United States, when they do not call
for payment in gold or silver. The
The other is opposition to universal
negro suffrage in the several States,
North and South. So strong is pub?
lic sentiment throughout the North?
western States on these subjects, that
tho radical party has to dteguise their
principles, and express their senti?
ments in language, which might be
interpreted one way to the bond?
holder and advocate of negro suf?
frage, and another way to tho laborer
and opponent of negro suffrage.
They have declared that the bonds
shall be paid according to the spirit
and letter of the Act, and that negro
suffrage shall exist in the Southern
States, but not in the Northern States,
unless adopted by them.
The New York Convention was
harmonious in its action throughout
its sessiou. There was no difference
of opinion on any subject between
Northern and Southern delegates.
They were united as a band of pa?
triots, whoso sole object was to rescue
their Government from usurpers,
tyrants and oppressors, and restore
the Constitution and the Republic,
in all their original purity and free?
dom, to the American people. The
Southern delegates determined to be
reticent in the Convention, ami take
no prominent part in its proceed?
ings; whilst the Northern delegates
said to them, "on the subject of your
peculiar grievances and oppressions,
draw your own platform, and make
it as strong os you please, we will
endorse it." There are good men
and bad men in all countries, and in
all sections of every country; and I
take this occasion to say, that I have
never met a moro disinterested, gen?
erous and patriotic body of men,
than tho leading Democrats of the
f North, East and West. They have
stood up manfully for tho South, and
defended our rights, iu and out of
Congress, with a zeal, ability and
firmness worthy of all commenda?
tion. We should cherish them as
friends and patriots, for our only
hope of salvation is in their hands.
We have to look to them for protec?
tion against the Judas Iscariots of
their race in the South, whoso base?
ness and infamy far exceeds that of
the vilest Northern radicals.
The issue now beforo the Ameri?
can people, in the ensu?ig Presiden?
tial election, is one of liberty and
despotism. If the radicals succeed,
our Republican system of Govern?
ment is gone forever. A military
despotism will be established all over
this continent, or a civil war will
ensue, more bloody and desolating
than any which has ever decimated
tho earth. It behooves every one,
then, to bo up and doing. AU should
be active in tho canvass, and leave no
stone unturned which may contribute
to success. Let a Convention be
called for tho purpose of nominating
Presidential electors. Have able,
active, energetic and bold men nomi?
nated in every section of the State
ono in each Congressional District,
and two for the State at lnrge-whose
duty it shall be to address the people
and stir them up to a senso of the .
impending danger. lu doing so,
they should appeal to the colored
people of tho State, and show them
that their true interests are identified
with that of the white race, and that
they should no longer placo them?
selves as political slaves under the
lead of unprincipled carpet-baggers
and Southern renegades, who are
using them only as tools for their
own selfish aggrandizement. They
should also be told, that whilst they
continue to act with those bad men,
in oppressing and disfranchising thc
Democrats, they will not be employ?
ed or favored by the Democracy of
South Carolina. The scallawags and
radicals cannot employ them or assist
them, and they should be taught to
know who their truo friends aro. If
tho white people of South Carolina
are prosperous and happy, tho color?
ed people must participate in that
prosperity aud happiness. Oa the
other hand, if the white nico are op?
pressed and kept in poverty, that
oppression and poverty will have to