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HORATIO SEYMOUR. oiTWJ TP<
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI.
STATE EfiKCTOKAIi TICKET.
For State at Largo-J. P. Thomas,
of Richland; J. I>. Kennedy, of
fib ft w ?*
First 'Congressional District-IR. F.
Graham, of Marion.
Second Congressional District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Third Congressional THsiricl-K. C.
Haskell, o? abbeville.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C.
McLure, of Chester.
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Tuesday Morning, September 8,1868.
Ellff'b*'?4"' ci Nvi?vti to IMHO c.
Tho action of the Georgia House;
of Delegates, in excluding negroes
from" that body, on tho ground that
they are ineligible to official posi?
tion? -Will doubtless occasion much
excitement among tho negroes of the
whole South, and may exercise con?
siderable influence upon the Presi?
dential ?lection. It seems to bo cer?
tain, judging from the largo majority
in favor of the exclusion of the
negroes, that many of the radicals
voted for the resolution. They are
generally supposed to be governed
by their Northern friends, in their
votes upon all questions which are
calculated to affect, either favorably
or unfavorably, the fortunes of the
radical party; and, hence, it is a fair
inference that these gentlemen of
tender hearts and unbounded lovo
for tho negro havo advised the voto
which has thus driven Sambo from
the halls of legislation in Georgia.
At Any rate, the deed is dono, and
the-Northern radicals will be com?
pelled, upon the stamp, either to
denounce or to attempt to justify it.
The radicals have made him a voter,
and it might bo esteemed inconsist?
ent for thom to deny to him what
would appear to be a consequential
right. The Howard amendment
does not confer upon the negro the
right to hold office; on the contrary,'
it expressly, and in its very terms,
admits the right of every State to
depriye him oven of the right of suf?
frage. We quote its language:
"SEC. 2. Representatives shall be
apportioned among the several States,
according to1 their respective nam*
berg, counting the whole number of
persons in each State, excluding
Indiana not taxed. Bat when the
right to vote at any election for the
choice of electors for President and
Vice-President of the United States,
Representatives in Congress, execu?
tive and judioal officers of a State, or
the members of the Legislature
thereof, is denied to any of the male
inhabitants of such States, being
twenty-one years of age and citizens
of; the United States, or in any way
abridged, except for participation in
rebellion or other crime, the basis of
representation therein shall be re?
duced, in tho proportion which the
number bf such male citizens shall
bear to the whole number of male
citizens twentv-one years of age in
The meaning of this language is so
evident that we need not point it out.
It is an express admission, not only
by Congress, bat by three-fourths of
the Legislatures of the Northern
States, that each State may, if it
think proper, exclude negroes from
the ballot-box. And, surely, no one
will contend that an amendment
which thus, in terms, admits the
power of a State to deprive them of
the right to vote, confers npon them
the right tb hold office. It is possi?
ble, however, that some persons will
be found to contest the soundness of
the argument Suppose, then, asks
tbs Richmond Examiner and Enquir?
er, that we concede that that aotion
did violate the Howard amendment
whaVis the remedy? There is none
that we are aware of-snrely, none
available at th? present time. That
amendment is notoriously inoperat?
ive in Kentucky,, Maryland, West
Virginia and Massachusetts, ?nd, no
donbt, in all of the. ao*called loyal
States, in respect to some one of ita
provisions. It cannot be made
effective, without that "appropriate
legislation" by Congress to which ita
own language refers. Congress is
not in session. It will not meet in
September, unless for the purpose bj
promoting the success of Grant and
Goi?ax. lt woola not dara to iaoe-j
thia issue, oven ii it should meet,
id, wo should not be surprised
io ?ow question thus thrown
?re tho country, wore *c influence
radicals to deoide not to have a
itomber session. For the same
reason, the Dem?crata may, perhaps,
come out in favor of a session thia
month. There can be no redress
for the exoluded negroes. The same
difficulty lies in their way that we
referred to recently, in reply to. a
correspondent, aa existing in the
case of Democrats unconstitutionally
exoluded from Congress. The Con?
stitution of Goorgia, no doubt, makes I
each House of its Legislature the)
exclusive judge of the election, quali?
fication and returns of its own mem?
bers, so that the courts cannot take
jurisdiction of the subject. A writ of
mandamus would be refused by any
judge who understands the limita?
tions thus imposed upon him by the
Const!tui??n. I- ? word, the obsta?
cles are so many, and of such a na?
ture, that they cannot be overcome.
Sambo must submit to his exclusion,
Whether that exclusion be in viola?
tion of the Howard amendment or]
not. The radicals ought to stand up
for the eligibility of the negro to
office. They have made him a voter.
Let them be logical. If he is fit to
be a voter, ho is fit to hold office.
Greeley will, doubtless, "face tho
music." But, as for the moss of that
corrupt and detestable faction, wo
shall not bo surprised if they como
out in their speeches and writings ia
justification of the exclusion of the
negro from all positions of trust,
honor or emolument.
THE VERMONT EJECTION.-The
news from Vermont, "says the Wash?
ington Express, is exceedingly gra?
tifying. The telegraph announces]
that in nearly every town tho Demo?
crats have increased their vote. The
returns show au increase on their
side of fifty per cent., while the Re?
publican majority, as was stated re?
cently, will bo about 26,000. In
1864, Lincoln's majority was 29,098.
The result is particularly gratifying,
as but little effort was made by the (
Democrats to rcdnco tho radical ma?
jority. There ore no Democratic
papers in tho State, and it was given
over by common oonsent to our oppo?
nents. It will not require os largo a
gain in othor States to secure the
election of Seymour aud Blair by a
very largo majority. Still our frieuds
must work and work to the end. Let
no over-confidence induce them to
relax their efforts to bring peace and
prosperity onco again to our distract
ATPROACH OP A GREAT DEMOCRATIC
FESTTVAI?.-Tho anniversary of the
adoption of the Constitution of the
United States will be celebrated in
Washington, D. C., with great dis?
tinction, on the 17th instunt, by a
monster mass meeting. This great
meeting will take placo under the
auspices of tho Jackson Democratic
Association, and in the detail of ar?
rangements and the character of the
speakers it will be mado an important
movement in the campaign.
SPARTANBURG, S. C.,
September ?, 1868.
MR. EDITOR: On Wednesday, tho
2d instant, there was a grand Demo?
cratic barbecue, at the Shoals, about
two miles from the Pacolet Depot,
on the Spartanburg and Union Rail?
road. Over 1,000 persons wero pre?
sent. A goodly numbor of colored
persons were out, to hear the speech?
es, but it was evident thnt tho leaders
of the Leagues had (as they are
doing everywhere in the State)
labored to prevent tho colored peo?
ple from turning out. Thoy do not
want these people to hear tho truth.
There were several speeches by white
speakers, in the morning. In the
afternoon, James Minor and John
Lea addressed the colored people
?resent. They were both exceed
lgly happy in their efforts, and I
think I accomplished muoh good.
Several converts were made among
the colored people. I am satisfied,
if they can bo got out and told tho
truth, that they will be all right.
The meeting was a great success.
All passed off quietly. The manag?
ers had forbidden: any liquor to bo
sold on tho groando. Half of the
colored men present held up their
hands, when I called for those who
would vote for Seymour and Blair.
Toura, very respectfully,
' A grand Domooratio mass meeting |
and barbecue comes off at Bennetts
ville on tho 12th.
rnooEKDiNos OF FJ^^-f?rxr^ .?AV
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
OOI?OMD?A, September 7, 1868.
Favorable reports were received from
the Committee ou Incorporations on
bills to* oharter a ferry Over Catawba
Riverland to re-establish Kinsler'o
Tinsley introduced a bill to estab?
lish a Bureau of Agricultural Statis?
tics, for the encouragement of indus?
trial enterprises and to invite capital
to South Carolina.
Boseman offered a resolution to
appoint a joint committee of the
Senate and House of Representatives
to provide for the publication of the
Acts and resolutions of the General
Assembly in such newspapers of the
State as may be deemed necessary,
and also in pamphlet form. Referred
to the Committee on Pnblic Printing.
Dennis offered a resolution provid?
ing that all statutes now in force in
this State in reference to the licenses
of insurance companies, shall apply
to all foreign companies also, and
that the returns of sQch companies
shall be made annually, instead of
semi-annually, as heretofore, the fees
remaining the same. Referred to
the Committee on Incorporations.
. The bill to organizo a commission
to codify thc statute laws, was re?
committed, it being evident that the
House could not agree to its pas?
sage, as long as the name of the
negro Whipper was in it as one of
the commissioners. It is probable
that the Senate bill in reference to
this matter will bo agreed on. It
gives the appointment of the com?
missioners to the Governor.
The Blue Ridge Railroad bill was
made the special order for Wednes?
The resignation of J. M. Rutland,
as Senator from Fairfield, was read
The House bill to re-organize the
Penitentiary was laid on the table.
A substitute, giving tho appointment
of commissioners, will be passed.
An unsuccessful effort was made to
strike from the calendar all private
and other bills not absolutely neces?
sary to be passed at this session.
Tho account of P. F. Frazeo, for
$20.50, for draping the Senate in
mourning on tho ocoasion of the
death of Thad. Stevens, was ordered
to bo paid.
Corbin introduced a bill to suppress
insurrection or rebellion. It pro?
vides that in the event of the Gover?
nor finding it impossible to execute
the laws by regular judicial proceed
ure, by reason of any combination or
insurrection, he may call out the
militia, seize the telegraph lines and
railroads, and all their shops, offices,
&c, make them part of the military
establishment and subject to military
regulations; suspend the writ of
habeas corpus, and when so suspend?
ed, there shall be no power to compel
the military oommander, who may
have a prisoner in charge, to produce
The bill to authorizelhe sale of tho
Columbia Canal was passed.
The bill to enable the Chatham
Railroad to extend its lino to Colum?
bia was made the special order for 1
o'clock to-morrow. Tho bill will un?
Tho tax bill was read another lime
and ordered to be enrolled for ratifi?
The Senate then adjourned.
< * ? ? -
To the Democratic Voters of the
Fourth Congressional District of
UNION DISTRICT, S. C.,
September G, 1868.
It is a matter of the highest im?
portance to tho South, and this State
especially, that, in tho next election
for Congress, we should have, as
candidates, not only tho most availa?
ble, but men of decided ubilities,
integrity and worth.
The Democratic committee to ap?
point candidates should nominate
persons who will command tho es?
teem and confidence of all parties.
In this will consist, to a great extent,
our strength in the next canvass.
"We would respectfully suggest the
name of General William H. Wallace,
of this District, in this connection.
He acted with distinguished valor
and ability iu the Confederate
armies. His experience at the Bar,
and also in tho halls of legislation,
eminently flt him for the position.
His name, so well known in this
Congressional District, will be a
tower of strength to the party, and,
if elected, his natural qualifications
will make him a representative of
influence and power at Washington.
THE DEMOCRACY OF UNION.
Samuel Laughlin, a native of South
Carolina, bat now a oitizen of
Oregon, residing in North Yamhill,
Yamhill County, had a family party
on the 14th of. Joly, at which were
present 111 persons, not including
himself. There. we?? seven sous,
four daughters, five sons-in-law,
seven daughters-in law, thirty-one
grand-sons, seven grand-sons-in-law,
thirty-four grahd-da?ghters, one
grand-daughter-in-law, eight great
grand-sons and seven groat-grand?
daughters. These all reside in Yam?
hill County. Besides ' these, Mr.
Laughlin has one daughter and seven
children living in Missouri.
The Republican Stat? Convention.
? As thia Convention is to meet to
day for the purpose of nominating
candidates for Congress und for Pre?
sidential Electors, we ask that there
may be no distinction niado against
ns on account of our color. Give us
justice, -white delegates, and -don't
deny us the same rights with your?
selves. We have already given your
color the two Senators in Congress,
and we also elected, last April, all
four of the Representatives from
your race. Now we ask you to share
offices of honor with us. We think
we have as good and competent men
among our color aa Mr. Whittemore,
or Mr. H?ge, or Mr. Jenks, or Mr.
Epping, or Mr. Allen, Or Mr. Bowen,
or any other white Mr. Why, then,
should these white men eat all the
meat and throw ns the bone? Why
Bhould not such intelligent colored
men ns Wilder, Nosh, Hoyne, Wright,
Whipper, Randolph, Cain, Lomax,
Wimbush, Swails, and a host of
others, be just as much entitled to a
seat in Congress, or to the office of
Presidential Elector, as Mr. Whitte?
more, or Mr. Hogo, or any other
Mr.? They arc entitled to them, and
we will be false to ourselves if we
don't claim them and get them. It
is high time we should kick up at
being used simply for voting for these
white people, when they wont let us
have none of the offices they want.
They tell us, O! it won't do tosend
colored men to Congress, or to make
them Presidential Electors-it will
hurt tho party. Now, this is all stuff.
They tell us this because they wnnt
all these high places themselves.
Don't let us be fooled this way any
more. Let us contend for our rights,
and if it hurts the party for us to
bavo our rights, let it hurt it. When
a Republican tells us it will hurt his
party for our race to have a seat in
Congress, wo should doubt very much
all the professions of friendship
which this party makes to us.
It is to be hoped, then, that the
colored delegates will, to-day, de?
mand a fair and just share of tho
nominations to be made. As the
whites have tho two Senators, we
ought to have the four Representa?
tives, and at least half of the Elec?
tors; that is, three of them. None
of the party can be elected without
our votes, aud why, then, should we
not use dur own votes in part for
ourselves, instead of giving them all
to these white aspirants? All we
have to do is to stand firm, and we
can then, at least, have a moderate
share of the spoils. We, then, pro?
pose for Congress the following per?
For First Congressional District
S. A. Swails.
For Second Congressional Dis?
trict-J. J. Wright.
For Third Congressional District
W. B. Nash.
For Fourth Congressional Dis?
And for three of the Presidential
Electors: W. J. Whipper, Hutson
Lomax and B. F. Randolph.
These are all highly competent per?
sons for tho places, and let ns seo
that they, or some other competent
colored persons, are nominated for
them, and then rally our race to their
FAIR PLAY AND JUSTICE.
September 8, 1868.
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
September 7, 1868.
Mn. EDITOR: Your journal is op?
posed to us, yet I am snro you will
do us justice, and will not allow any
one to take advantage of any mem?
ber who, through ignorance, give
men a chance to plunder him. What
I desire to say, is, that mon nre in
and about this Legislature who are
lending the members money and
charging them from 25 to 50 per
cent, profit, and, when the timo
comes to pay, stand like vultures at
the door of the Treasurer, and take
the per diem from the members, and
take ont the pound Of flesh, and then
keep the note of their victim to sell
to some other ignorant member for
what it will bring. There are seve?
ral men engaged in this work, from
men high in position down to men
who ought to be in that building
now going up on the other side of
Call the attention of the commu?
nity to this fraud, and oblige
A NEORO MURDERS A LITTLE GIRL
WITH ViTRioii.-An industrious,
hard-working negro woman, in Mnr
freesboro, has been, for some years,
cursed with a lazy, whiskey-drinking
husband. Tired, at last, of support?
ing him, she barred the door against
him, last Tuesday night, and got one
of her neighbor's little girls to spend
the night with her. The villain
stole in through a window, about 12
o'alock, and threw a vial of vitriol
over the bed, commanding hts .Wife
not to ory for help, on pain of death.
Tho latter escaped with only Blight
injuries, but the little girl was so
horribly burned with th? destructive
fluid that she expired at noon,' on
Wednesday, irt great agony. The
mufderetfwos arrested and committed
[Nashville Republican Banner, 28///.
' We are . indebted to John Agnew,
Esq., for copies of New York, Rich?
mond and Raleigh papera, ahead of
*The 'Southern Cultivator, for Sep?
tember, has been received. It is
published in Athens, Georgia, at $2
per annum, by Wm. & W. L. Jones.
The Cultivator contains thirty-two
large-sized pages of useful agricultu?
ral matter. _ _
Merry's Museum is an old favorite
with the young folks-contains
amusing stories and pleasing wood
outs. It is published in Boston, by
H. B. Fuller, at $1.50 a year for
single copies, aud reduced rates to
DEMOCRATIC DEMONSTRATION AND
BARBECUE AT MONTICELLO. - Wo have
been requested to state that this af?
fair bas been postponed to the 23d
instant. A grand gathering is anti?
cipated, and distinguished speakers
are expected. The public, generally,
are respectfully invited to attend.
Alstou, on the Greenville Railroad,
is the nearest point, by rail, to Mon?
GENS. ROSENCRANZ AND LEE.-We
publish, in another column, tho cor?
respondence between these Generals.
Tho sentiments uttered by Gen. Lee
are the sentiments of the whole
Southern people, who are now sin?
cerely desirous of a lasting p^ace and
a return to the Union and the Con?
stitution of our fathers.
We have been requested to ?tate
that visitors to the grand mass meet?
ings, at Spartanbnrg and Union, on
the 10th and 11th instants, will be
passed over the Greenville and Spar
tnnburg Railroads for one fare.
Senator and United States District
Attorney Corbin introduced a bill in
tho great unlawful, yesterday, "to
suppress insurrection and rebellion."
It empowers the Governor, whenever
in his judgment it may be necessary,
to call out the militia, seize and con?
trol all railroad and telegraph lines,
and suspend the writ of habeas cor?
pus. A good thing for the melish, as
they are to receive rations, clothing,
pay, etc. _^
We are informed, by gentlemen
who have just returned from the
North, that there is a party of about
twenty gentlemen, from Washington
County, Maryland, who are on a
tour of inspection through the
Southern States, with a view of
examining and purchasing lands.
They are under the lead of Colonel
Dechert, of tho Hagerstown Mail.
The party are, at present, we believe,
in Lancaster District. At a meeting
of the Board of Trade, last night, a
resolution was adopted inviting these
gentlemen to visit this city, and they
will, doubtless, be in Columbia the
latter part of the week.
At a meeting of the Columbia
Board of Trade, held last night, we
learn that the followfag resolution
Resolved, That thy construction of
the Chatham Railroad, proposed to
be built from this place to Raleigh, is
of great importance to Columbia and
tho State at large, and every effort
should be made to secure a charter
for tho same.
FIRE.-On Sunday morning, about
half-past 7, a fire broke out in the
grocery store of Mr. P. Cantwell, on
Plain street, whioh, together with its
contents, was entirely destroyed.
The flames communicated to the ad?
joining building on the East, occu?
pied as a jewelry store by Mr. J.
Wehrhan; which was partially bnrut.
The origin oi the fire is unknown,
but is thought to have been accident?
al. Unfortunately, the rope attached
to the city bell broke, and the alarm
was not generally heard; there was
no wind, however, or the loss would
have been very heavy, as there are
eight or nine wooden buildings in a
row. Tho loss from fire, water and
removal of goods, is about as fol?
lows: P. Cantwell, store and stock,
$G,000; insured for $3.200. Dr. E.
E. Jackson, drugs, $800; insured.
G. Goodman, clothing, $500. J.
Wehrhan, jewelry, $200. Mr. Caui
well is not discouraged, but yester?
day commenced removing tho rub?
bish, preparatory to re-building, and
will, in a few weeks, be prepared to
.apply his customer?, with a fresh as?
sortment of goods.
TEc 8h&C^?Presbyterian Reviera,
for July, has just boen issued. The
table of contents will prove attract?
ive to religious readers.
Wo cannot b$t take pleasure in
giving the Federal Government, or
its officials, credit for their consider?
ate conduct towards the Confederate
dead buried at Elmira, N. Y., as set
forth in the following extract of a
letter published in the Richmond
Despatch. "One touch of nature
makes the whole world kin." Would
that the radicals could learn this
"I went to Elmira, last Sanday,
and strolled over the bniying-grou?d
where 2,900 poor Confederates are at
rest The grounds ?re orderly and
neat; each grave has ahead-stone, on
which are-recorded the name, compa?
ny, regiment and State of the de?
ceased, and also a register number,
which tallies with like number in the
register book, where full particulars
of each one are recorded. Most of
I the deaths are in 1864 and 1865;
many from North Carolina, the Four?
teenth, and Cobb's Logion.
"I noticed new head-stones were
being put up where there were signs
of rotten ones, and the whole showed
fully as much care as the United
States Government takes with their
? THE EDGEFIELD BARBECUE.-The
Edgofleld barbecue,' on Wednesday
lost, was a very grand affair} some
1,500 to 2,000 people being present.
The meeting was presided over by
Gov. Bonham, and Messrs. J. T. Ba?
con and R. C. Bryant elected1 Secre?
taries. Speeches werb made by Gen.
Toomb8, Judge Aldrich, Gen. Has?
kell, Gen. Geary and G. D. Tillman,
Esq. The barbecue was a beautiful
feast, and at night a grand ball was
held, at which the beauty and fash?
ion of Edgefield was present.
M Ain 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 mails
are open for delivery at 5 p. ni;, arid
close at 8}<2 p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8)i a. m., close 41? P- m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8}? a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for d?liv?ry 5
p. m., closes at 8>? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
ti.ne this morning:
R. & W. C. Swaffield-Clothing.
Wm. McGuinnis-Assignee's Sale.
Central D?mocratie Club.
A. W. Wehrhau-Thanks.
E. H. Butler & Go-To Teachers.
E. E. Jackson-Re-opening, &c.
Graeser & Serin-On Consignment.
C. H. Baldwin & Co-Bacon.
AN EAGLE KILLS A CHTLD;-A Tip
1 pah County (Miss.) school teacher
writes to the Winona Democrat as
A sad casualty occurred at my
school a few days ago. The eagles
hav? been very troublesome in the
neighborhood for some time past,
carrying off pigs, lambs, Seo. No one
thought they would attempt to prey
upon children; but on Thursday, at
recess, the little boys were out some
distance from the house, playing
marbles, when their sport wa? dis?
turbed by a large eagle swooping
down arid picking up little Jemmie
Kenney, a boy of eight years, and
flying away with him. The children
cried out, and when I got out cf tbs
house the eagle was so high that I
could just hear the child screaming.
The alarm was given, and from
screaming and shouting in the air,
Sec., the eagle was induced to drop
his victim, but his talons had been
buried in him so deeply, and the fall
was so great that he was killed, or
either would have been fatal.
MEXICO.-Advices from Mazatlan
give the particulars of the assassina?
tion of Gen. Patoni, at Durango, by
staff officers of Gen. Canto. The
latter was in command of the garri?
son, nnd sent orders directing Gen.
Patoni to report to him, which not
being complied with instantaneously,
the General was shot dead by some
of Gen. Canto's staff officers. Geri.
Corona immediately ordered the ar?
rest of all parties implicated in the
assassination, including Gen. Canto,
but it was feared that bo would pro?
nounce against the General Govern?
ment rather than submit to arrest.
The country was considerably excited
over reports of filibustering expedi?
tions preparing in Cuba and New
Orleans to invade Mexico. Santa
Anna, Lasoda and Marquez aro said
to contemplate the overthrow bf the
Juarez Government, arid are looked
upon as dangerous.
A minister at Troy recently an?
nounced to a congregation that Rev.
Mr. Mann has accepted an invitation
to become their minister, and then
gave as his text, "What ?B mari, that
thou art mindful of him?" which
slightly affected the gravity of his