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HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MD3SOURL
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Friday Morning, August 7, 1868.
Th? South Carolina. Democracy.
The Democracy of South Carolina
have now taken tho field, folly, and
freely, and universally.. throughout
the State. Since tho New York Con
veution, Charleston hus ronsed np
Uko a strong man from his slumbers,
and is preparing to. dp good service
in the cause; and other parts of the
State, hitherto somewhat lukewarm,
are also fully up to the mark. We
congratulate the State upon this aus?
picious result. The sohs of the soil
have arisen. Thc indomitable spirit
is aroused, mid tho omens are in our
favor.1 Heaven will pnce'more smile
upon a ohaste^.ed people. Only let
us continue firm, and true, and just,
and moderate, and we will redeem
the State from alien rule, and bring
back again to a shattered State an
era of peaoe, prosperity and plenty.
All over the country, from Main o to
Texas, from Virginia to California,
tho banners of the national Demo?
cracy fly in the breeze, and invite all
patriots to a generous effort. Let us
in Carolina do our part, for to us the
issues are vital.
Last evening, tho Democracy of
South Carolina, representing the
tone, intelligence and material inte?
rests of the State, assembled in con?
vention. Their action will, we know,
be characterized by wisdom, mode?
ration and firmness. And when
their labors shall have been com?
pleted, the strong arms and tho stout
hearts of the South Carolina Demo?
cracy will bo ready to rally around
tho flag of tho party; and with tho
aid of our gallant friends of the
North, we will conquer and live.
THE FIRST GUN.-Kentucky, the
first State voting since the Demo?
cratic nominations of the 4th of July,
ha3 spoken in a voice of thunder.
Telegraphic despatches inform ns
that tho conservativo ticket will
sweop tho State by a majority a little
under 100,000 votes.
GEN. CANBY.-Wo give below tho
last order which we shall have tho
honor of publishing from the milita?
ry commander of the "Second Mili?
HEADP'S 2D MILITARY DISTRICT,
CHAKEESTON, S. C., Aug. 5, 1868.
[General Orders No. 150.]
In obedience to General Orders No.
1, from the Headquarters of the De?
partment of the South, the under?
signed hereby relinquishes the com?
mand of the troops in the late 2d
the officers of tho general staff on
duty at tho Headquarters of that
District will report to the Major
General commanding the Depart?
ment of tho South.
In relinquishing this command,
tho undersigned takes this.occasion
to acknowledge tho zeal and fidelity
with which the officers and men have
performed tho dillie ult and delicate
duties committed to thom, and to ex?
press his thanks to Commanders of
Posts and tho officers of the staff for
their act i vc und zealous co-operation,
and to all his warmest wishes for
tb'ir welfare and happiness.
ED. R. S. OA.NBY,
Brevet Major-General U. S. A.
Officiai: Louis V. CAZIABO, Aide
de-camp, A. A. A. G.
Gov. Scott has received notice that
$25,000 have been deposited to his
credit in tho office of tho United
States Treasurer, at Charleston, ns
part of tho educational final. It
will bo expended in building school
houses, and will bo that muoh saved
in taxation to tho people. It is
intended to uso a portion of this sum
at once to build a school house in
Greenville. Doubtless other Dis?
tricts will como in for thoir share.
The cost of sohool houses that will
accommodate from 100 to 800 pupils
ranges from 8900 to $1,500.
BRUTAL-.-Tho Louisville (Ken?
tucky) Journal says an ex-Confederate
soldior, known by tho name of Bill
Rudd, was shot dead in Waverly,
Missouri, recently, by a party of
armed men, and his body hung upon
a tree in tho woods by the perpetrat?
ors. His mouth was stuffed fall of
tow, and tho rope by which he was
suspended was passed through his
mouth and then around his nock.
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Democratic State Convention.
ThiB body ftRsembled last evening,
in Carolina Hall. Delegates wore
present from uvery District in the
State. On motion.,of Gen. Hampton,
Hon. M. L. Bonham wrns called to
act as temporary Chairman, and F.
G. DeFontaine to aot os temporary
Secretary. On taking tho Chair, Gen.
Bonham said ho would not make a
speech, but simply announce what he
behoved all felt-that wo aro in tho
midst of a tremendous revolution.
Although this Convention had assem?
bled at short notice, yet there was a
goodly number present, and their
deliberations would be looked for
with interest. The result of this
summer's campaign will, he trusted,
be the election of .Seymour and
Blair. Let ?s do our part. "Wo do
not know that tho voto wo are pre?
paring to give will be received; but
when we have dono our port, we will
have no cause to repent.
Gen. Carlington offered tho follow?
ing resolution; which was adopted:
Resolved, That tho Central Execu?
tive Committee, of the Democratic
party of'-this State, aro cu tit led to
scats m this Convention, and to par
On ruction' of Joseph-D; Pope, the
Districts-Were called, and'tho names
of delegates enrolled, ni follows:
Charleston^- G?n. ? Wogener, S. Y.
Tapper, Jas. Connor,. C. H Simon?
ton, J. M. Carson, J. M. Eason? J.
M. li ul van ey, Jas; D. Aiken, John
Hunch ell, W. A. Kelly, W. J. Gayer,
John F. O'Neill, F. W. Dawson, W,
A. Pringle, T. S. O'Brien, N. M,
Orangeburg-B. W. Bates, J. F
Izlar, W. F. Barton.
Marlboro-Z. A. Drake, P. W
Clarendon--B. P. Barre, James F
Kimmo, R. M. Thompson.
Harry-H. Back, Z. Bullock.
Pickens-W. C. Keith, W. Symme
T. A; -Bogers.
Abbeville-A. Bart, D. Wyat
Aiken, J. S. Cothran, W. H. Tag
Marion-W. W. Harllee, S. A
Durham, W. W. Libbey, R. F. Gra
W. S. Mullins, F. A. Wiley, W. B
Baker, David Leggett, B. B. Mc
ham, Walter Gregg, W. J. McKerrall
Kershaw-J. D. Kennedy, L. J
Patterson, A. DeSaussure.
Anderson-James A. Hoyt, E. L
Greenville-W. H. Perry, E. S
Irwin, J. A. Barker.
Barnwell-E. J. C. Wood, J. T
Aldrich, A. P. Aldrich, W. W. Smith
J. M. Richardson, J. S. Small, J. M
Edgefield-M. L. Bonham, J. H
Brooks, James A. Dozier, A. J. Nor
ris, E. W. Perry, M. C. Butler.
Sumter-T. B. Fraser, M. Re}
nolds, F. R. Kennedy, A. A. Gilberl
Spartunburg-G. Canuon, J. Il
Evins, C. C. Turner, T. S. Farrow
Beaufort-A. M. Martin, Joh
Lawton, J. C. D.avant, C. J. C. Hui
son, W. J. Gooding.
Richland-Gen. E. P. Alexaude:
Gen. Wade Hampton, J. P. Thoma!
F. W. McMaster, J. D. Pope, W. I
Stanley, Wm. Stack, E. S. Perciva
Dr. D. W. Ray, W. H. Talley, J. G
Chester-E. C. MoLure, Jam?
Pagan, J. B. Atkinson, Joseph W;
Williamsburg-W. L. Lee, Joh
E. Scott, W. H. Cockfiold.
Georgetown-R. J. Middleton, i
S. Fraser, S. Sampson.
Fairfield-W. R. Robertson, J. ?
Withers, R. G. Lamar.
York-\V. B. Metts, A. B. Spring
J. S. Bratton, Irodell Jones, J. v
Beaufort-A. M. Martin, Jol
Lawton, J. C. Davaut, C. J. C. Hu
son, W. J. Gooding.
Newberry-R. V. Gist, J. M. Ba
ter, R. Moorman.
Lexington-P. Quattlebaum, J. ]
Huffman, D. \V. Hendrix.
Colleton-F. G. Behro, W. S. Hi
loy, F. W. Appleby, H. W. Rice.
Laurens-B. \V. Ball, J. J. Dav
J. F. Craig, J. P. Copeland.
Darlington-A. C. Spain,
McIntosh, Dr. J. Ervin Boyd, \
Lancaster-J. B. Ervin, T.
Cureton, H. J. Hickson.
Chesterfield-A. M. Lohrey,
Union-G. D. Peake, Dr. W.
Holmes, R. W. Shand.
Berkeley-A. M. Venning.
; On motion, a Committee on Bu
j ness and to nominate suitablo perse
as permanent officers was appointe
consisting of Messrs. F. W. McM
ter, James Connor, A. P. Aldrh
W. Perry, A. C. Garliugton, Gabi
Cannon, C. C. MoLure, M. C. B
1er, A. C. Spain, W. R. Robertsc
John D. Kennedy, R. Graham.
The committee retired, and uh or
afterwards reported as follows:
For President-Hon. A. Burt.
Vice-Presidents-A. P. Aldri
Gen. W. W. Harllee, J. Wagon
Secretaries-J. G. Gibbes, Jar
A. Hoyt, W. J. McKerrall, A.
They also recommend that
rules which governed the Ho ti KC
Representatives in 18C6 be adop
for the government of this body.
On motion of Mr. Ball, a Come
tee of Three was appointed to con?
duct thc President to ths chair.
Committee-Messrs. Ball, Simon ton
On taking his seat, Colonel Burt
addressed tho Convention as follows :
He expressed his thanks for the
distinguished honor which had been
conferred on him, and said that it
was the first time in the hiBtory of
South Carolina, in which tho people
had met in Convention to nominate
electors for President and vice-Presi?
dent of the United States; and the
first time in eight long weary years
in which they had met to assert tho
highest patriotism which wo claim to
be our own. The issues before the
Convention were of the highest im?
portance-they were issues of lifo and
death, and every one should enter the
contest with a firm determination to
succeed. The State has been despoil?
ed, and the sovereignty and liberty
of the people destroyed; and we mus?
restore the once noble and proud
Carolina of the former days, and
sweep out of power the present clast
of people who presume to represent
South Carolina. He thanked Goc
that the hall of legislation which hac
once been graced by Carolina's bes1
sons was in ruins, and not prostitu? cc
by tho assemblage calling itself th?
Legislature. Let ns resolve, con
duded Mr. Burt, that the land a nc
home of the Huguenots and Cavalier:
shall never be ruled by the Puritan;
i On motion, a Committee on Beso
huions was appointed, to whom al
resolutions are to be referred withou
debate. Committee: Messrs. J. P
Thomas, A. C. Garlington, A. M
Martin, A. P. Aldrich, A. B. Springe
R. W. Shand, W. Cothran, W. S
Perry, C. H. Simonton and Jame
Resolutions relative to tho busines
before tho Convention wero submit
ted by Messrs. Spain, Bobertson
Thomas, Garlington, Simontou
Hampton, Popo and others.
Col. Thomas submitted the follow
iug preamble and resolutions:
Whereas, tho Democracy of Soutl
Carolina have assembled iu Conven
tion to nominate electors for Pros:
dent and vice-President of tb
United States, and for other pul
poses; be it, therefore,
Resolved, That wo adopt tho deck
ration of principles recently promu
gated by the National Democrat]
party in Convention assembled, an
do further cordially endorso and rat
fy tho nomination of Horatio Se^
raour and Francis Preston Blair, ft
President and Vico-Presideut of til
Resolved, That whilst we ente
beforo tho country and tho civilize
world, au indignant protest again:
tho unnatural, unreasonable an
Godless regime that has beon estai
lished in tho radical reconstructs
of South Carolina; whilst wo di
noonee tho present order of politici
affairs as offensive alike to comme
decency and common sense, and r
pUgnant to tho civilization of tl
day, wo, nevertheless, express tl
earnest hopo that constitution
agencies and peaceful instrumental
ties may bring to us tho relief v
seek and tho reforms wo demand.
Resolved, That whilst wo affirm ai
declare that the political control
South Carolina belongs of right ai
by inheritance to tho whito inhal
tauts thereof, wo deem it proper
add that wo hold this proposition I
be not inconsistent with tho ju
claims and rights of all classes of o
people; and we do further declar
that tho political settlement which i
seek to consummate in South Car
linn, recognizes the legitimate resu
of the war, and finds its warrant
truth, justice and tho Constitution.
Resolved, That wo invite our fello
citizens of the State, and all perso
entitled to voto, to unite with t
great DemonrAtio party of the cou
try, in the grand effort now maki:
to save the froo institutions of o
fathers; to secure a genuine resto:
tion of tho Union, and to put t
Republic once more upon a career
honor, poaco and prosperity.
Resolved, That to Andrew Jo!
sou, tho President of tho Unit
States, wo tender the thanks of t
old commonwealth of South Carolii
for his manly vindication of 1
rights, honor and dignity, and tl
our ^acknowledgments aro also d
to all . those generous spirits of t
North, both citizens, soldiers a
sailors, who, amid tho storm of rai
cal passion and prejudice, have raii
their voice in behalf of our insult
and ontraged section.
A running debato ensued on c
tain resolutions introducod, and
to the Congressional Districts; win
on motion of Joseph Daniel Po
Esq., tho Convention took a rece
and wont into a caucus. Abon
o'clock, this morning, tho Conv
tion resumed business, and, on n
motion, adjourned to meet at
o'clock A. M.
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ESCAPED PROM J AIL.- On Moue
night, George Saddlor, alias Geo:
Brown, succeeded in making
escapo from prison by drawing
staples of the prison doon with
round of a chair, the staples be
merely driven in tho ceiling and :
clinohed. After gettiug ont of
coll, he then split his blankets leng
wise, tied them together, and
himself down from tho third storj
the jail.- Winn8boro News.
j MK. EDITOR: Honorable W. B.
Nash seem* to be sorely exercised, as
do other negroes, at the idea that he
is a negro, despite all the white?
washing that his mongrel friends can
give him. It is no disgrace to a
negro that God made him black,
(and he never made one mn ch black?
er than Nosh;) nor is it any disgrace
to a negro that his Creator bat
stamped npon his brow the ineradi?
cable badge of inferiority to the
white man, any more than it is t
disgrace to the little garter snake,
that it was created inferior to th?
great anaconda of South America; 01
to the little house cat, that it wa.
made inferior to the majestic lion; o:
to the white man of mediocre capa
oity, that God did not soo proper tc
endow him with tho capacity of i
Bacon, a Milton, or a Newton.
"Order is Hoaven's first law, and, thi
Somo aro, and must be, greater than th
Tho disgraceful part of the affair i
that this African semi-barbarian
feeling, as be does, his inferiority, ii
point of intellect, to tho white man
suffers himself to become inflate
with the idea of his solf-importance
which is engendered alone by th
adventitious surroundings of hi
present abnormal condition, assume
to aspire to tho control of this vat
country-the white man's inheri
ance and possession-of which ht
(the African,) is an inhabitant onl
by sufferance, and whoso tenure c
inhabitance is entirely depender
upon tho circumspection and pri
dence with which he conducts bin
self while in possession of the ten
porary greatness which has been, F
unfortunately for him, thrust upc
him. This is plain talk, Mr. E?ito
but I am ono of those who belier
that honesty is the only truo princ
plo of action, and thnt, in the lor
run, it is "the best policy." Belie
iug in that saying of thc wise Kit
of Israel: "Open rebnko is bett
than secret love," I am satisfied tin
I nm showing more true friendsh
to thc negro, when I tell him tl
plain, unadorned truth in roferen
to the inevitable teudoucy of thing
than I should show by sitting silent
by, when I seo him rushing mad
on to destruction, aud uttering r
voice of warning in roference
"the impending crisis."
The plain truth is, that, the days
tho mongrel party aro numbere
Its bestial excesses have thorough
disgusted all decent white m
North, South, East and West. T
Democracy bf tho country are bom
to triumph in tho Presidential oh
tiou. Of this the negro may rc
assured, distasteful as tho idea m
bo to him. With tho triumph of t
Democracy comes the triumph
law and order, and tho restorati
of whito supremacy. No moro i
rests, without warrant, of Americ
citizens on their own native soil;
moro trials by irresponsible niilit:
commissions, of freo whito men, 1
"violations of the laws of hospitality
no moro sweat-boxes to bo used
tho purpose of extorting from ini
cent viotims of tyranny a confessi
of guilt in connection with assassi
tions, of which they know nothing
all; no more elevation, upon I
points of Federal bayonets, of
sotted, ignorant negroes above
superior Caucasian race. All th
appliances of despotic rule in a f
country will bo swept out of ex
"Unwept, unhonored and unsung,
To the vilo sourco from which t
The government of these South
commonwealths will bo again pla
in tho keeping of the whito race, i
the negro will be left to find
proper position of inferiority,
which he will as naturally sink, w
outside pressure is removed,
water, in accordance with God's
of gravitation, seeks its level, w
left untrammeled by external ir
onces. When this takes place,
the natural order of things is
stored, the negroes will find
their old masters will kuow hov
deal generously by all who will s
themselves worthy of generous tr
Bat a word or two more about
individual negro, W. B. Nash. 1
was it that ho just happened U
passing tho place whore young Si
met his hard fato, and just at
particular hour? It was, to say
least, an unseasonable hour fe
grave and revorond law-maker,
hoad of a family, to bo perambuln
tho stroets in that particular loci
of our city. It was the hour of *
twelve," when all good and virti
husbands and parents aro presu
to be at homo with their fami
But Nosh had left his pistol at h
that night. Thou this exampln
public morality, who "claims to
as deep an interest in I he ma
nance of tho penco and good ord
this community," as any one else
is in the Jtabit of carrying a pistol, ii
He happened to leave it at home
time. There's a sweot scented
for yon. Wonder if he'll vote
the bill now pending, or about t
introduced into the honorable 1
(Heaven $avo the mark) of whic
is a conspicuous member, makii
a penitentiary offence to carry
coaled weapons? HALlFA
r>wwM<toi?iiiuii j.u.?:ilj-ijL_i_j j?i",
FBOCEEDIKGB OF TWENTY-EIGHTH SAY.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
COLUMBIA, August 6.-The Judi
oiary Committee made a favorable
report on the Senate bill to organize
the Supreme Court; which was or?
dered for consideration to-morrow.
The Committee on the Lunatic
Asylum made a report on the condi?
tion of that institution, saying that
it was found by tho committee to bo
in perfect trim; that nil the patients
were well treated and cared for, and
that its financial condition was better
than at any previous timo since the
close of the war. The committee
spoke in the highest terms of praise
of the Superintendent, Dr. Parker,
and recommended that the Governor
be advised to retain his services.
Tho Committee on Public Printing
made a report, in reference to the
duties and pay of the official steno?
grapher, recommending that his com?
pensation be fixed at ten dollars per
diem. Laid on the table.
A joint resolution, instructing the
Speaker of the House and the Pre?
sident of the Senate to extend an in?
vitation to Gen. George C. Meade,
Commander of this Military District,
to visit thc Legislature whenever it
might suit his convenience so to do,
A resolution appointing a Com?
mittee of Threo to audit all accounts
of the House, was passed.
Whipper gave notice of a bill to
regulate the admission of persons to
tho practice of law.
Wilder presented the petition of
sundry citizens of Columbia, pray?
ing that a municipal election be or?
dered; which was immediately laid
on the table.
A resolution was adopted, instruct?
ing tho Committee ou Privileges aud
Elections to inquire and report upon
tho expediency of reducing tho num?
ber of polling precincts in the State,
and to confer with tho chairmen of
the several delegations as to tho best
method of doing this.
O'Connell offered a resolution pro?
viding that the University of South
Carolina bo closed from January 1,
18G9, for ono year, and that tho fund
to bo economized in this way, be ap?
propriated to the repairs of the
buildings. Laid ou the table.
The Speaker announced Jenks, S.
B. Thompson and William Simons as
tho committee on tho part of the
House, nuder the joint resolution,
appointing a committee to inquire
into and report upon tho cause of
and circumstances attendant upon
thc affray of Saturday night last.
The report of tho Committee on
Privileges and Elections was post?
poned for consideration until Satur?
day, tho loth iustaut,
The bill authorizing the Governor
to negotiate a loan of $125,000, was
passed by a vote of 91 ayes to S nays.
The Democrats all voting nay.
The bill to define the jurisdiction
and regulato tho practice of Probate
Com to, was read and referred to tho
The bill to determine and perpe?
tuate the homestead was taken up,
and pending tho discussion of the
first section, it was suspended and
made the special order for to-morrow.
The bill to incorporate the Citizens'
Savings Bunk of South Carolina was
taken np and made tho special order
for Wednesday next, after which tho
Nothing important was done to?
day, except the passage of the bill to
establish tho State Constabulary
force, and notice of n bill to repeal
the Act creating the Bureau of Immi?
RADICAL FALSE PRETENCES.-The
carpet-baggers have cajoled the ne?
groes of tho South with the declara?
tion that the late war was begun and
prosecuted for their benefit. This is
a falsehood easily to be refuted by
official documents. Wo refer to the
Acts and declarations of Congress of
1861, '62 and '63, relating to the war,
in which it is declared that the object
of tho war was only for the preserva?
tion of the Union, and not for the
subversion of any institution, or tho
destruction of any principles, ?fcc. ;
also, Mr. Lincoln's proclamation on
tho samo subject in 1861 and 1862,
and his proclamation offering am?
nesty and tho restoration of all
rights, issued at different times, in?
cluding his proclamation of Septem?
ber, 1862, soon after the battle of
Antietam, foreshadowing emancipa?
tion on tho 1st January, 1863, unless
tho Southern people would loy down
their arms, but offering amnesty and
all rights and property to them
should they accept tho terms of the
But that which stamps these hypo?
critical falsehoods with the most
emphasis, is tho historio fact, that
upon tho advent of Mr. Lincoln to
the Presidential office in 1861, he, at
tho unanimous recommendation of
tho Republican leadors, proposed, as
a means of final adjustment of all
sectional difficulties, the adoption of
a constitutional amendment guaran?
teeing the continuance forever of negro
slavery in all the States in which ii then
existed. - Washington Even. Express.
The coffin containing the body of
Mrs. Snrratt was recently opened by
the members of the family, and the
remains of the murdered lady were
found to bo in a perfect state of pre?
Mr. Johnston's jury of inquest baa,
tims far, failed to arrive at a decision
in regard to the recent murder. From
all accounts, the jury are what is
termed '.hung," and likely to remain
so. The verdict of the Walker jury
has not yet been made public.
Ho! FOR KIDGEWAY.-The accom?
modation train for Ridgeway, to
enable persons from Columbia to
attend the grund gathering nt that
point, will leave the Charlotte Depot,
to-morrow morning, at half-past 6
o'clock. We hope the train will be
filled._V ."?".,.., " '
Mr. Ro8weU T. Logan, who repre?
sents the Charleston Mercury, paid
us a visit, yesterday. Mr. Logan
will furnish his paper with a full ac?
count of matters and things in and
around the capital.
? black oiled cloth carpet-bag (not
the property of a carpet-bagger,
however,) was lost, yesterday, on the
Greenville cars. The name of the
owner is on the different garments in
the bag; and the finder will confer a
favor by leaving it at this office, or
forwarding it to Walhalla.
INJUNCTION.-Coroner Walker was
served, yesterday afternoon, with an
injunction from the Attorney-Gen?
eral, improvised by the Charleston
Convention, Mr. Chamberlain, re?
straining him from the exercise of
his duties, and requiring his appear?
ance before Judge Willard, this
morning, at half-past 9 o'clock. Mr.
Walker will be represented by
Messrs. Ficklin g Sc Pope and Mr.
James D. Tradewell.
SERGEANT BATES' MARCH.-We
have received from the Sergeant a
copy of his pamphlet describing bis
solitary journey from Vicksburg,
Miss., to Washington City, D. C. It
is very short, but, we suppose, is
merely the forerunner of a moro
extended work, prepared by Major
Vaughn, of the Confederate army.
Bates speaks doubtfully as to who
burnt Columbia. While here, he
expressed himself satisfied as to who
was properly entitled to the credit of
the job. Thc pamphlet is a very
readable one-not exactly on a par
with "Sterne's Sentimental Jour?
ney." Copies can be obtained by
addressing "Sergeant Bates, Intelli?
gencer Office, Washington City."
At the Mayor's Court, yesterday
morning, the case of William W.- H.
W. Gray, a representative irom the
low country in the august assemblage
now convened in our city, was up
for consideration. He was indicted
by Policeman Grinsted, for assault
with a pistol, and intent to kill.
Said assault having been made on
Mr. Grinsted in the afiray on Satur?
day night last. Wright, the negro
Senator, appeared for the defendant,
and Samuel W. Melton, Esq., City
Attorney, for the plaintiff. The
matter was turned over to Magistrate
Walker; and the parties gave bond
for their appearance at the fall term
of tho Court of General Sessions, in
THE BALANCE OF POWER.-The
North is alarmed lest the negro vote
become a balance of power. Calcu?
lating the black vote at 714,000, it is
shown that this number would have
changed the three last Presidential
elections, and will, probably, if per?
mitted, decide tho fonrth.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during tho week from S}.?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
.1 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston-and Western "Inailfs
aro opon for delivery at4}? p. m., and
close at 8J.j p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8^ a. m., close 4J? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8)4 a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
.Greenville-Open for delivery 5}?
p. m., closes at 8>? P- m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
teution is called to tho following.ad?
vertisements, ] mbli shod for the ii ist
time this morning:
R. B. Milla-Notice.
Geo. Huggins-Fire Insurance.
Next year, if all goes well, there
will bo a second Atlantic cable, ma?
ning, without a break anywhere,
from Brest, tho extreme North-west
point of Franco, directly to tho city
of New York. This will considera?
bly oheapen messages. The French
Government has contracted for the
completion of tho Brest and New
York line by the beginning of Sep?