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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
(JEN. F. P. BLAIR, OP MISSOURI.
Sunday Morning, August 16, 1868.
Agreeably to a resolution adopted
by tbe recent State Convention, the
following gentlemen aro appointed
by the State Central Executive Com?
mittee canvassers in the interest of
State at large-Gabriel Cannon
and A P. Aldrich.
Second Congressional District--J.
Third Congressional District-D.
Fourth Congressional District-W.
Canvasser for First Congressional
District to be hereafter appointed.
WADE HAMPTON, Chairman.
Tbe lune Alude Up.
The House of mis-Represontativos
woe engaged, all the session of yes?
terday, in the consideration of the
bill to prevent discriminations be?
tween persons doing business nnder
license, or, as the title of the bill
should have read: "a bill to violate
the, laws of the Almighty, by making
the negro the social equal of the
Of the particulars of the debate,
we have nothing more to say, than
that they covered the ground which
might have been expected when the
question of social equality between
the white man and negro was raised;
bnt we cannot forbear noticing the
foot, that the general lino of argu?
ment presented, fairly and squarely,
on issue which must, sooner or later,
be met in this and every other State
of the South-that is, whether the
negro, ordained by God to be the
inferior of the- white man, socially,
morally and intellectually, shall be
thrust upon him, as a peer, by brute
force, under the guise of legislation.
And this question was decided affirm?
atively by the House, thc bill being
passe??&nnder tho crack of party
So, whito men of South Carolina,
the mongrol concern which sits by
your sufferance and tho support of
bayonets, in Janncy's Hall, declares
that the negro shall sit with you at
your table, bo your peor at tho thea?
tre, and perhaps share your chamber
in the houses of entertainment-or,
to speak more plainly, shall bo your
social equal under all circumstances.
The issuo is mado up. It is a
question, not of white man and
negro, not of loyalty and secession,
not of Republicanism and Democra?
cy, but whether education or igno?
rance, and refinement or semi-bar?
barism, shall shape the social desti?
nies of the people of this land. It is
a question that involves in its solu?
tion the gravest oonsequonces which
can possibly result from any politioal
issue. The Hon*e of mis-Represent
atives has determined it by ballot in
favor of socialism, degradation and
anarchy. The peoplo of South Caro?
lina must nullify this decision in
November, by voting for Seymour
and Blair, and letting the negro
understand that, whilst every respect
will be paid to his civil and political
rights, this is a whito man's Govern?
ment, and the negro must not expect
to be placed upon or maintuin an
equality with those whom the laws of
God and nature havo ordained to be
Gentlemen who have recently tra?
veled through the North and West,
and who have been accustomed to
observe closely the manifestations of
pnblio sentiment, all conour in repre?
senting the universal enthusiasm
which pervades the masses for tho
Democratic nominees, and tho grow?
ing despondency and lethargy of radi?
calism. Theso symptoms aro especi?
ally noticeable at tho Federal capital,
whero politicians of all classes and
from evory section of tho country
congregate. Tho leading chiefs of
the radicals in Congress exhibited to?
wards tho adjournment of that body,
a precipitancy and alarm which al?
most amounted to panic. Several
favorite measures which had been
agreed npon in Congress were aban?
doned. fThe Republican General
Committee notified the leading ora?
tors and stumpers that they must
take the fiold. Messengers were hur?
rying to Washington from every part
of thecouutry, asking aid, and giving
doleful accounts of tho spread of De?
mocracy and of tho lukewarmness of
their party, and of numerous deser?
tions. No one can go into any part
of the North without perceiviug these
indications, which always precode
great politioal changes in this coun?
try. That largo class who control
and effect great political changes, the
great conservative mass who cnunot
bo controlled by party leaders, but
who look to results, and aro quick to
perceive the tendency of political
affairs, and to adopt a new pro?
gramme; tho mass who desire peace
and a return to tho old condition of
our Government, and who have real?
ized tho utter failure of the radicals
to give peace to the people and ob?
literate tho sad effects of war-this
partyis supplying the great reinforce?
ment to the Democracy which will
enable it to swoep the country. It
is not the candidates or the platforms
of tho party which are producing
these great effects. The singlo idea
that tho radicals have failed, after a
full trial, to do what they undertook
to do, and that the other party may
succeed, is the great controlling one
with this class. Thia is human na?
ture, and it has been manifested too
often in our history to doubt its
power and influence. Never was a
party presented to the people with
such a record as tho radicals havo ac?
cumulated, not of misdeeds only, but
of utter failures. They naturally
conclude that no party would do
uj^rfie, and tho Democratic party may
do better. The people are, besides,'
heartily sick and tired of military
domination and of appeals to the
spirit of war and to tho associations
and memories of that unhappy era
in our history when everything was
absorbed by the war. They wish to
soo tho administration and legis?
lation of the country confided
to statesmen and conducted on
tho principle of tho Constitution.
This is tho great pervading feeling
and sentiment which is swelling tho
ranks of tho Democracy with the
deserters from tho radical or Repub?
lican party. Nothing can prevent
its achieving ono of the most bril?
liant triumphs in our political histo?
ry, but some great blunder or fault
of the Democracy in tho conduct of
the campaign. It behooves tho
leaders and prominent men, aud tho
muss of tho party, to exercise the
greatest care and prudence to pre?
vent such au occurrence. Vigilance,
energy, activity and organization are,
of course, needful; but ull violence,
all inflammatory appeals, all sugges?
tions of revolutionary resorts and
excess of vituperation and denuncia?
tion, should bo avoided. We hold
too strong a band, and huve too
much at stake, to lose our tempers
and permit ourselves to bo discom?
posed by anger or passion. There
is another caution which the Now
Orleans Times says wo o? ibo South
are imperatively called upon to heed.
Our Northern friends, who embnrked
in tho war on tho Federal side, have
magnanimously ignored and dis?
missed, from their memories, their
minds and hearts, all the feelings,
associations and sentiments created
by that sad event. There is a like
duty on our part not to obtrude any
of tho associations, to revive any of
tho feelings, or to dwell upon any of
tho incidents of that conflict. Let
tho issuo bo made upon what has
occurred siuco the war, and the con?
test be fought for the Constitution
and tho Union, as they were estab?
lished by our fathers.
THE COMINO ELECTIONS.-Four
Stat? electious ocour in September.
Tennessee votes on the 13th, Ver?
mont on the 1st, California on tho
8th, and Maine on the 14th. Ne?
braska, Ohio. Indiana, Pennsylvania.
Iowa and West Virginia vote in
October. On the third of Novem?
ber, (tho day of tho Presidential
eleotion,) Now York, New Jersey,
Delaware, Maryland, Illinois, Michi?
gan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri,
Kansas, Nevada and Massachusetts
hold their elections. In tho next
twelve weeks, therofore, we shall
have not less than twenty-three State
Mosers. Bryan & McCarter have re?
ceived the September number foi
Uodey's Lady's Buok. The engrav?
ings are beautifnl, the fashion plates
elegant, the music exquisite, and the
reading matter interesting. We are
indebted to them for a copy.
THE LEGISLATURE.-Nothing what?
ever, of public interest, wis done by
either House of the BO-called General
Assembly, yesterday, except the pas?
sage of tho bill to prevent discrimi?
nations between persons doing busi?
ness under license. An adjourn meut
of both Houses was made before 2
Tho trotting match, yesterday,
proved rather n disappointment to
the lovers of tho sport. Both horses
broke badly, but as the gray came in
ahead in two boats, ho was declared
tho winner. There will, doubtless,
bo another trial, as tho owners of
each horse feel confident that they
can do better. The timo was 4.03
HABEAS CORPUS.-So-called Judge
Willard gave his opinion, yesterday
morning, in the case of tho State vs.
John Perry. The defendant is to
give bond in the sum of 82,000, with
sufficient surety, for his appoaranco
at tho next Court of General Sessions
for Edgefield District, Mr. Cham?
berlain for tho State, Mr. Bachinan
for the prisoner.
Charles Ever, Esq., of the Now
Orleans German Press-a pap' r just
established in that city-is now in
Columbia. The regular Germau organ
having turned radical, the Teutonic
citizeus raised a fund and established
tho Press as a Democratic organ.
Mr. Ever calls on his fellow-country?
men to subscribo for the new paper.
There was a Democratic gathering
.at Dr. Hancock's place, yesterday-a
barbecue having been provided by
the proprietor for the colored men in
the neighborhood. Addresses were
delivered by Jas. G. Gibbes, Esq.,
and other speakers. Much enthusi?
"OBFUII IN DE GRASS."-We passed
two or three farms, yesterday, be?
tween Kingsville and this ??ty, so
terribly under grass, that the freed?
men will not go near them, for fear
of snakes. Ono had cotton in it,
that is to say, by means of a spy?
glass, which we always carry with us
when traveliug, we saw what seemed
to be the tender leaves of thc pre?
cious plant, choked up on every side
by most luxuriant gruss and weeds.
In auother week a microscope even
will fail to discover auy cotton plant.
Not far off from this cotton planta?
tion, wo saw two fields of corn, in
much the sumo "fix." None of tho
three farms will "mako seed." These
are "nigger farms," wo were told.
They probably belong to members of
the Legislature-colored gentlemen,
who are expecting to get more corn
out of Col. Hood's crib thau they
could reasonably have looked for in
a fair and square fight with old
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.
Trinity Church-Rev. P. J. Sh and,
Rector, 10|.,' a. m. and p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J.
O'Connell, Pastor, 10 a. m. and 3
Marion Street Church-Rev. S.iJL
Browne, 10JJ a. m. and 8 p. m.
Washington Stroot Chapel-Rev.
Wm. Martin, 10}? a. m. and 5 p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A.
R. Rude, 10y> a. m.
Baptist Church-Ttev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, 10}.? a. m.
THE RICHLAND DEMOCRACY IN TI.'?
FIELD-BARBECUE AT PISGAH CHURCH.
-As announced in the Phonix, tho
residents of the Lightwood Knot
Springs and Pisgah (Church neigh?
borhood, provided a barbecue yester?
day, to which a general invitation to
white as well as colored citizens was
extended. Several hundred Colum?
bians were convoyed, by a special
train, ovor the Charlotte Railroad, to
the Lightwood Knot Springs station
-a short distanoe from which was
located tho country church, known ns
Pisgah. A joint committee of tho
two Democratic Clubs of that vicini?
ty, under the lead of Capts. Siigh,
Kiusler and Stack, made tho necessa?
ry arrangements, and eminently suc?
cessful thoy were, too. The crowd
haviug colleoted around the sUnd,
about half-past 10, Capt. Ki osier
called tho assemblage to order, rc
quested >m to make themselves as
comfort >le as possible, and then an?
no a ncoa at several gent?o mon would
address them on the political situa?
tion. He then introduced Col. J. P.
Thomas, of this city.
Col. T. expressed his gratification
at being called upon to address his
fellow-citizens on the important sub?
ject now agitating the country. Stand?
ing upon his nativo Boil, ho felt that
he had the enthusiasm to warm, and
hoped he would have tho language to
kindle tho flame in tho breasts of his
hearers. From the mountains to tho
sea-board, the clans.aro gathering,
and they are determined that tho
.'land wo lovo" shall uover be given
up to the alien or the African. He
called on all voters-whito and co?
lored-to rally to tho Democratic
banner, confident of final success.
All the omens indicato success. Tho
warm gulf Bpenks to tho cold lukes,
the Atlantic to the Pacific; tho fires
of Democracy are burning, and will
continuo to burn. A great wave is
sweopiug over this continent, and it
will bear away that radical house
built upon tho snuds. Kentucky has
counted ber thousands, and distant
Montana swells tho Democratic roll.
Rally around that banner, aud plant
it where it will bo sceu. He congra?
tulated himself upon seeing before
him the heroes of tho work-shop and
tho sons of tho soil. Industrial de?
velopment and political regeneration
aro tho work for the hour. lu South
Carolina heretofore wo woro not dis?
posed to join in tho scramble foi
Preisdential office; but the times have
changed; new issues bnvo arisen, anc
if wo would redeem our State anc
country, we must placo South Caro
lina in tho grand column. A gren'
fight has boon fought; but wo wil
never deny our glorious past; oui
record is glorious, nnd he would bo i
traitor who would deny tho gloriou:
past. Ho addressed himself to tin
men of tho present. Our great ob
jects are to be consummated unde
tho banners of tho National Demo
eratic party. It should be remcm
bored that we need well filled grana
ries and well cultivated farms; there
fore, let all now work who neve
worked before, and thoso who alway
worked, now work the more. No np
peals to the past will save us. W
have dusky workers; tho labor of tb
colored man is necessarj*. The nnioi
of tho muscle of tho black mau am
the brains of the whito will form ai
industrial development unexcelled
What is the state of affairs which no'
exists? We are living uuder a Cor
stitution forced upon us by fraud au
misrepresentation; wo aro represen!
ed in a black-and-tan assemblugt
composed of venal rascality and stu
pid fraud. If you should riso in th
morning, and find tho face of natur
completely changed-mountuins o
their peaks-wo would say such ii
that cannot last; and so with tho pc
litical situation-tho broad foot of th
negro presses heavily upon tho nee
of tho whito man. The carpot-baf
ger carno to tho South to obtain th
position which ho could not hope fe
at the North, but thc ides of Noven
ber will seo him returning. Th
speaker had tho utmostcousideratio
fyr tho ignorant colored man: '
would be to bis faults a little blini
and to his virtues a little kind." Bi
to tho vicious office-seeker, ho woul
not so speak. Tho renegade whil
man, who would unite with tho ci
loreel man to crush out our peopl
commits treason to his kind; ho wi
go down to the gravo "unwept, ai
honored ond unsung." Tho true soi
of tho State must redeem tho Sta
politically before they can do so pra
tically. Tho speaker then referred I
the lato Democratic Convention i
New York-it was tho sign and syi
bol of a great political rogeneratio
Tho platform adopted points to rest
ration; tho Reconstruction Acts
Congress are unconstitutional, u
just, null and void. Tho success
the Democratic party in Novombc
will provo this. Tho causo in whi<
we aro engaged is not tho canso
politics, but of constitutional libert
On the conclusion of his remarks,
which tho above is a mero outliu
the crowd cheered heartily.
Captain Kinslor then introduce
Colonel F. W. McMastor, who d
dared that, after tho admirable coi
mentnries on political liberty whit
had been proclaimed, ho afoso wi
reluctance; but tho present is i
occasion in which tho State and tl
broad United States-which we nc
claim as our country-calls upc
every man to contributo to tho gloi
oils causo. Wo ara assembled, f
tho first time, to tako a part in tl
Presidential election. Wo know he
tho good and true men will cast th
voto. We stand here, to-day, as tl
antagonists of a groat party, whi<
bas brought ruin and devastate
upon our country. Sherman, nc
withstanding his many faults, w
entitled to credit for the manner
which ho professed to act towan
the South; he told Johnson that ]
accoptcd his surrender upon tl
terms which ho had suggested; th;
tao war had been carried on by tl
North for the preservation of tl
Union. President Johnson attemp
od what ho termed his plan of recoi
s.ruction, which virtually reduced ?
to territories. We did not objec
and our peoplo united and wont fo
ward to adopt tho schoino propose
by tho President. But tho radici
party did not chimo in with tho poli?
cy of the President; they were vin?
dictive, and believed that the South
should be punished. They placed
over us a military government, tho
most odious ever recorded in history,
treating the South as conquered
territories from a foreign power.
They undertook to erect a military
despotism over us and to tear to
?ieces the Constitution. Wo had
een taught to think that this was
the land of the free; but tho radical
party ignored all these ideas. Citi?
zens havo been torn from their
homes and hurried to prison, with?
out a hearing, and kept in dungeons
for dreary mouths. It is this party
which the people aro now rallying
from tho mountains to the sea-board
to upset and hurl from power. Sum?
ner, tho speaker compared to Cou
thon; and Stanton equalled Duuton;
Butler, tho spoou-stealer, and drunk?
en Ben. Wado were also excoriated.
Can wo expect that a party with such
miserable representatives will con
tiuuo in power? They will live in
history, only to bo cursed as are
Arnold aud Robespierre. The radi?
cals act above the Constitution of the
United States, which they are sworn
to support. But they ignore it, aud
refuse to recognize tho teachings of
our fore-fathers. Wo assert that we
have right on our side. Thunk Hea?
ven, there is a brighter sky above ns.
We hear tho tramp of the Democratic
ranks, from tho North, the South,
the East and the West; they declare
there shall bo peace aud prosperity
here-that to cripple tho South is to
cripple Wie North. If tho great Cau?
casian race is deprived of the right to
rule, tho couutry will be ruined.
Tho soldiers and good people of the
North declaro that tho greatest crime
which has boen committed by tho
party iu power, is tho passage of the
vindictive constitutional amendment.
The people of tho South will forever
venerate the memory of thoso who
fell in defence of tho "lost cause."
Mark the consistency of the Recon?
struction Acts-one State ratifies
them, and is admitted; Alabama re?
fuses, but is, nevertheless, declared
recori?tfruoted. Tho people are not
so demented as to willingly trample
upon tho rights of freemou; the cor?
dial manner in which the Northern
soldiers met tho Southern soldiers
against whom they had bravely
fought-proves that they are unwill?
ing to submit; they advocated re?
construction in its full and just sense.
The incubus of slavery, tho speaker
believed, had paralyzed our ener?
gies, aud we never advanced, as
other sections of the country have.
God, in nis providence, has freed
the negro; and, unless he works, he
must starve. Ho eau never rule the
white mau-God never so intended.
Tho Caucasian rules, the world over.
Let tho colored mau remember the
fate of the Iudiun. Tho friends of
the negro must be found among the
white men of the South-who pay
them their wages, and thus assist in
their support. Their cause is your
cause; stand by them, colored men
it is your ouly hope. Who are the
white scalawags and carpet-baggers
who participate with tho elated
blacks in their legislative "delibera?
tions?" Inquire into their histories,
aud you will find that their record is
as black as the company in which
they aro now to bo found.
Mr. Kinsler then brought forward
our young friend, Mr. C. O. Mar?
shall, who, apologizing for his defi?
ciencies, and for detaining tho audi?
ence, after the admirable romarks of
tho gentlemen who preceded him,
expressed his gratification at the
present demonstration, which was
but an indicatiou of what was going
on all over tho country. Every lovel
of his country and of liberty was
expected to rally around tho nomina?
tion of the Now York Convention
Seymour and Blair. Thc heroes ol
both armies have struck hands and
aro now united, iu scutiment and in
heart, to wrest tho country from thc
clutches of radicalism, which ha9
almost destroyed it. He asserted
that tho falso friends of the negroes
were hurrying them ou to destruc?
tion. In the late elections, the ne?
groes voted, not ns freomeu, but as
slaves-for they voted according to
the orders of tho Luyai Leagu.es and
othor illegal bodies. See to it, here?
after, that you act according to the
dictates of reason. Tho colored men
aro mistaken ns to the principles of
the radicals; three times, during tho
late war, tho representatives of that
party proposed that, if tho Coufedo
rates would lay down their arms,
they would settle the question of
slavery-and, to-day, you would havo
been still in bondage; but this pro?
position was refused with scorn, ns it
was not regarded as tho priuciplo for
which wc fought.
Mr. Kinsfer thon introduced
"another Marshall"-William R.
who delivered a very interesting
address, which was attentively list?
ened to. At its conclusion, tho
announcement of dinner was received
with unbounded elmers, and, in a
fow m inntos, tho crowd was discuss?
ing an. 1 devouring tho merits of bar?
becued pork and mutton. Tho meats
were w '-di cooked, aud tho partici?
pants w oil filled, and, in a short
time, the t o was a general tramp ta
tho spriu^ ?.
After di'nner, two colored speak?
ers- Honry Korshaw and William
Myers-were introduced, who im?
parted a great deal of valnablo in?
formation and advice to their colorod
- On the conclusion of tho speeches,
tho following resolutions wero unani?
Whereas, Tho late New York Con?
vention have put forth a platform of
principles and nominated candidates;
therefore, be it'
Resolved, That we do hereby hear?
tily endorse said platform, and
pledge our support to Seymour and
Blair, as the true representatives of
tho great principles therein onnnci .
Resolved, That tbe thanks of this
meeting are hereby tendered to Col.
J. P. Thomas. Col. P. W. McMaster,
Mr. C. O. Marshall, Mr. W. R. Mar?
shall, and William Myers nud Henry
Kershaw, colored, for their able,
oloojueut and well-timed addressos.
And so ended thc d?monstration at
Lightwood Kuot. About half-past
5, tho train deposited tho Columbi?
ans at tho depot.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the. week from 8)?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western raailB
aro open for delivery at4J.? p. m., and
close at &}? p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8|? a. m., close 4J? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8j.< a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5>?
p. m., closes at 8>g p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to tho following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Coroner Walker's Summons.
University of Virginia.
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SOUTHEBN REPOSE NECESSARY TO
SOUTHERN PROSPERITY.-There is no?
thing eo necessary to Southern de?
velopment and prosperity as peace,
repose, and a good understanding
between tho two races of tho South,
(says the Richmond Whig.) Such
a good understanding is as important
to tho one race as to the other. The
only possible benefit that can accrue
from agitation and conflict in the
South will euure to the few white
adventurers who como from the North
in pursuit of office. They know that
a gool understanding between tbe
two races would dash all their hopes,
frustrate all their plans, and seud
them back to the places whence they
enmc on their mischievous errands.
Give us but peace und good relutions
between the two races, und we will
enter on a career of unexampled pros?
perity, in whose benefits all will par?
ticipate. Our colored population
will go to work with serene minds,
and instead of giving np their
thoughts to politics, they will think
about adding to tho comfort of their
fatnilieH. Since this agitation com?
menced, the best of them have but
lived from band to mouth. It is time
they were improving their fortunes
and surrounding themselves with
home comforts. This will bo tho
natural result of that steadiness and
reflection which will como from the
restoration of thc friendby relations
that formeely subsisted between tho
two races. As for tho whites, they
have and can have no incentivo to a
conflict with thc blacks, so long as
tho latter avoid aggressiveness and
manifest a willingness to work.
Our feelings and our interests all
concur to mako us cultivate a good
understanding with tho blacks. With
reposo and friendship, wo will have
tho labor we want, aud will bo ena?
bled to duplicate and re-duplicate
production. With peace and friend?
ship, wo will present such attractions
to immigration and capital as canuot
be resisted. Every capitalist and
every immigrant will want labor,
and the wages of the laborer will in?
crease. The negro will bo infinitely
better off than he has been since the
war, and will be in a condition to
pr?vido for his fumily, not only no
cesasries, but comforts and luxuries.
Tho carpet-baggers and adventur?
ers will disappear/as soon as tho rela?
tions that ought t'o exist botwoeu tho
two races aro established. Those of
eithor color who talk glibly about a
conflict between the whites and
blacks, ns if it wero to bo desired,
havo not reflected) npon tho subject
liko rational beings. It would bo a
greater curso eveu than the war
through which we passed. No, we
must have peace and a good under?
standing, and to that end the leagues
must bo broken up. We must help
tho negroes to break them up. $
LATEST OF THE ENGLISH CROPS.
It is stated that tho private letters by
tho Russia, Cimbria and Ville do
Paris, (all of which steamers arrived
at New York on Tuesday,) scarcely
bear ont tho exaggerated reports of
damage to tho English cereal crops,
which aro in circulation on this sido
of the Atlantic. Ehe substance of
thom is, that while tho ''.ought has
undoubtedly been protracted and se?
vero, a fair average yield, at least,
may bo expected. As n strong effort
would soom to bo making to forco up
prices in tho market, on tho, theory
of a heavy deficiency on the other
side, tho80 statements are importnut.