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HORATIO SEYMOUR, OP N. Y.
GEN. F. r. BLAIR, OP MISSOURI.
For State at Large-J. P. Thomas,
of RiohlEi?cl; 0*. D. Kennedy, of Ker
Fif^ Congressional District-B. F.
Graham, o? Marion, i
Second Congressional District-B. H.
?Rutledge, of Charleston.
Tliird Congressional District-k. C.
Haskell, of Abbeville.
Fourth Congressional District-"E. C.
McLure, of Chester.
Thursday Morning, Sept. 10. 11868.1
- Thc Carpet-Bagger.
"Senne of the radical papers that.
'Como to us from the North are dis?
posed to find a great deal of fault
.with the name givon to those worth?
loss adventurers who aro known as
.carpotybaggers. Now wo Confess
some surprise at this. The name,
itself, is of Northern and not of
?Southern coinage. No people have
been so apt and prolific of party
<u?mes as these same Northern radi?
cals. Wo have'the "Coco-foco," the
"copperhead," the "plug-uglies,"
the "buck-eye," and now tho "carpet?
bagger"-and a thousand other names
used in party and political-slang--all
-appropriate, we supposa, and all very
useful to bring the party or person to
.which they are applied into ridicule,
if not into contempt. Among them
all we prefer the "carpet-btigger,"as
being at once homely, expressive and
truthful,, These radical editors, how
? ever, go further, and declare that this
. odious naino is applied to all Northern
mon who cdnie South, and who would
."bring with them their means and
f -:.hei r th vif t, Were they not thus treated
?with rid?culo and contempt. This
?assertion, liko almost every thing com?
ing from the radical party, in refer
once to tho South, is wholly devoid of
truth. We despise the carpet-bagger,
it is true, but the carpet-bagger is a
creature well understood, and tho
babita of the animal are as well de?
fined as any other subject in natural
history. Can tho naturalist tell you
all about tho*"skunk," the "pole?
cat," the "night-hawk" or the "ca
rion-crow," so can the Southern
people tell you all about the "carpet?
bagger.1" They know him by his rig
just as the sailor knows the foreign
craft; and most crafty is the "carpet?
bagger." lu sea phrase, he hos a
long, lean piratical look about him.
In plainor terms, he is one who, hav?
ing no standing or character in his
own country has left his country for
bis country's good; and arrives
-.-ac&ongst us to be what he, was at
'home, au unmitigated curse to society.
You may know him externally by his
faded greon cotton umbrella; his
dirty brown linen duster; and, very
often, by his white cambric choker;
aud, ubovo all, by the inevitable car
pct-bug, with one shirt therein and
one upon his back. You [will gene?
rally know him by his long arms and
'thin legs, pushed into a pair of black
trousere, rather slick and sheory about
the knees. Hear him talk and, ten
chances to one, you will hear him say
be is just from tho "North" and is
-*'looking around" just before he goes
"to hum" again. And ah! that
"looking around" has a fearful im?
port. It means work. He is u hun?
gry looking customer, and is ready
for anything-from stenliDg the pub?
lic funds, under color of law, down to
. stealing your private purse, without
color of law. ? That is the carpet-bag?
ger. He comes hore to hunt for offico
and to cheat the poor deluded black
man. Ho brings nothing, but comes
to carry away all that he can find.
A loud-mouthed, brawling, whining
demagoguo, he talks of rights and
looks for plunder. That is the carpet?
bagger. No offico is too high for this
lanky, prowling adventurer. He will
take anything, from the place of a
United States Senator down to a con?
stable, provided it pays. He talks of
constitutions and laws as recklessly as
a child does of its toys. He will
lay his fish-hook fingers upon
?ho most sacred things in the
I mon with a lie in his heart and blas?
phemy upon his colorless lip3. He
hus n white skin, perhaps, hut a
i}Eck.hw?^ Tba^ fi al?arpfelH&
g?. He will toll yon thnt he is an
ordainerjl minister of Christ, aud that
lie prayed 'to God all night to be
informed whether he waa "called" to
be a United States Senator, and,
next morning, will produce six arti?
cles, written out, as revealed to him
by God, and with thom endeavor to
cheat a brother "carpet-bagger" out
of the office. He will tell you that
the long-establiahod laws and institu?
tions of a country mean nothing and
should not be reverenced, and aro no
more than cob-webs, made to bo
brushed away. He does not know
the difference between liberty and
license, and has never yet found out
tho difference between your property
and his own. That is a "carpet-bag?
ger." One of his chief characterist?
ics is unblushing effrontery, and, like
a fool na ho is, ho will undertake to
tell you that you know nothing of
that which you have made a study
all yonr life, and will actually
undertake to instruct you therein.
This is a carpet-bagger. Ho will
destroy any society where ho holds
sway, and will reduce to utter ruin
the best and wisest system of laws
that was ever ordained by tho wis?
dom of man. Like the wild bull in
the China shop, ho carries destruc?
tion upon his brazen front. By the
respectable people at the North, the
carpet-bagger is as much despised as
he can possibly be by tho peoplo of
the Sonth, If these are the men
that tho radical party and tho radical
presses complain that wo do not
countenance and encourage, then let
them complain. "Whenever the
Northern man comes amongst us,
feeling for the prostrate condition of
the South, sympathizing with his
own race and blood, bringing with
him a heart and n hand to aid in
building up our fortunes, while he
advances his own, to such a man
we shall always extend the hand of
friendship and our hearty good-will.
Such a man is no carpet-bagger, but
a producer, worthy tho name of a
citizen and a true patriot. To all
such, wo say welcome. To all such,
we say-hero are our fertile-Hands,
abandoned for tho want of labor;
here are our fruitful fields, from
which tho "carpet-baggers" have
driven the laborer, by converting
him into nu idle, worthless politician;
here are our noble rivers rushing to
tho sea, inviting the loom and tho
spindle; here aro our healthful moun?
tains, with the green grass and clear
streams, asking to bo converted into
rich pastures for stock; hero is a
country that you can make your
home, whore you and your family
can bo happy and prosperous; hero
is room for your capital and your
industry and your merchandize; and
to all such, we say come and occupy,
under tho protection of the Constitu?
tion and tho laws, as an American
citizen, standing upon American
soil. Who of this class has mado his
appearance amongst us? If there be
any such, let him speak, and, like us,
he will denounce the miserable, vile,
corrupt "carpet-bag" adventurer,
no matter what may bo his position,
and will speak in terms of kindness
of our people and of tho laud that ho
honestly intends to make his home.
THREATS OF A NEGRO INSURRECTION.
The savage threat uttered on Friday
last, by Pinchback, tho mulatto who
was recently installed into Mr.
Jewell's placo us Senator from tba
Second District of Orleans Parish,
Louisiana, is a startling confirmation
of tho barbarity attributed to tho
negro when his head is turned, and
his vanity is swollen by thc perilous
possession of power. Tho fiendish
spirit which kindled tho horrors of
St. Domingo blazes forth iu Pinch
back's lurid prophecy of "the dawn
of retribution," when "10,000 torches
will bo applied to thisoity," and New
Orleans "will bo reduced to ashes."
Nothing can exhibit moro clearly
than this dreadful threat, tho utter
unfitness of the class of which Pinch
back is a type to bo "Senators" and I
rulers in tho land.
[New York Herald.
Among tho liquor sellers in Bos?
ton there are a few Jews, who claim
that under tho provision of the
statutes allowing them to do secular
business on the Sabbath, they have a
right, when lioenseci to sell, to keep
their shops open on tho first day of
the week. Tho city authorities do
not assent to this, and the question
will be settled by the conrts.
X>ut>llc ?>I?cM?stoT? Between Demo?
erato ?nd Radical? ia? Littleton.
MB. EDITOR: A public discussion
louie placo nfc Littleton, in tho upper
part of Richland District, on the 5th
instant, an account of whioh your
readers, perhaps, would like to see,
as it1 is the first instance we have
known in which the radicals have
invited the Democrats to meet them
on the hustings.
At the time appointed, a consider?
able crowd of, colored folks, of both
'?exes, and about fifty whites, assem?
bled, and a programme for the
speaking was arranged, satisfactory
to both parties. The sponkers were
limited to forty-five minutes each.
H. W. Purvis, (colored,) Repre?
sentative from Lexington, -after stat?
ing the object of the meeting to bc
"the consideration of the great
questions now agitating tho conn
try," moved "that tho Hon. S. B.
Thompson, (colored,) Representative
from Richland, take the Chair."
Thompson called the meeting to
order, and announced the order o?
Our young and gifted friend, C.
O. Marshall, led tho charge. His
exordium was just the thing to enlist
for his speech tho closest attention
of his audience. He then proceeded
to give them a masterly exposition
of the origin of slavery in this coun?
try, and of Yankee cupidity and
hypooricy. He proved to them that
the radicals were not entitled to tin
credit of having set them free. H(
refuted various vile radical slander:
against Seymour. Ho demonstrated
in tho clearest manner, that tho into
rests of tho colored ruce and th?
interests of the whito nico in th<
South are identical, and he warnet'
them, with touching pathos, that tin
bitter antagonism of race agaius
race, engendered by the foul machi
nations of unprincipled renegades
and traitors, could only result, if no
arrested, in the ruin of their race.
The speaker touohed upon man]
other points. I wish I could givi
you a synopsis of his speech. Ther
were passages in it of great beaut;
and oloquence. That speech, if pub
fished, would be a good'cumpnigi
Tba Chairman, S. B. Thompson
followed in reply. Said he had na
intended to speak to-day; was un
prepared; would make a fow rc
murks, leaving the most of his tim
to be added to that of his colleague
He confined his remarks, mainly, t
a repetition of the stale slaude
against Governor Seymour, (airead
refuted by Mr. Marshall,) of bein
responsible for the hanging of ut
groes, during tho great riot in Ne'
York, reminding his audience of th
"freedmen's code," and telling thei
if the Democrats get into power, tb
"code" would bo re-enacted, an
their condition would bo tantamoui
to slavery. He said if tho white
had given them their rights, iu 18C
and 18G6, the colored people of th
State would have yielded to them tl
reins of government, and really di
sirod to do so. But tho "freedmen
code" showed that tho whites woul
never accord to the blacks the righ
of freemon. Hence, they were coi
strained to join the radical party-tl
party of equal rights. The speak
was mild and courteous in his toi
The next speaker was Dr. E. 1
Tnrnipseed. Tho Doctor said tl
duties of his profession did not alic
him to dovoto much time to politic
but he felt it to be his duty to r
spond to the invitation to spec
to-day. He hoped the invitath
was given in a kind spirit. He w
their friend and would tell them tl
truth. He took up and refuted,
detail, tho leading points advauci
by the preceding speaker. Hespol
of the stupendous crime and luna
of radicalism in attempting to conti
vene the laws of God by the elev
tion of tho negro race above tl
Caucasian. The Almighty h
stamped inferiority upon the bia
All the mad efforts of crazy fanat:
and higher law infidels could ne\
reverso it. He was their most da
gerous enemy who would tell th?
that they were the equals of t
white man. Tho doctor would t
thom the truth, and ho did so i
their good. They wero not t
equals of tho whito man. This
attested by tho revelations of scioi
and all the facts and teachings of h
tory, beyond the possibility of
doubt. The radicals themselves
not believe it. They are bypoci
and liars. There is no truth tl
would not pervert, no crimo tl;
would not glaze over, to comp;
their fell purposes of plunder a
ruin. Let tho colored people bewi
of their luring snares. Let them
with tho white people of the Sou
their reul friends; let them uui
heart and hand, with tho Demoora
and he could then seo, in the futu
a picture of marvollous beaut;
South Carolina prosperous and h*
py, capital and labor working
gether in harmony, the State dot
all over with fertile farms and hui
homes. He could hear tho mi
maid's joyful song; the conten
ploughman's merry whistle,
could see stately factories lining <
water courses, cities rising 1
magic, and everywhere, from
of thrift, prosperity and happiness.
Dr. Turnipseed, skillful as he is with
the instruments of surgery, evinced
no less skill in handling the1 weapons
of political controversy.
Next in order carno H. TV. Purvis.
He began his speech by saying he
was one of the "unfortunate raen" to
which the doctor had alluded. If his
race was unfortunate, the white race
had made it so. He said he was a
"carpet-bagger," "a scalawag" and a
member of the "so-called." He was
born in Pennsylvania; his father (a
white man) was born in South Caro?
lin:'.. Not being in slavery, he had
received an education ; wua u gradu?
ate of a Northern college. Spoke of
his alma maier; believed in the equa?
lity of the races. Iioved the old Con?
stitution, because it said all men were
born free and equal. Gloried in tho
doctriue that a mau was a man, what?
ever his race or color. Had seen
black und white children in school
together. Did not see nuy manifes?
tation,of higher capacities for learn?
ing wherever his race had bad the
chauce; had showu themselves equal,
.in every respect. Had seen plenty
of saud-hill men in Lexington who
had little farms, but did not make
enough to feed one hog; and could
not writo theirs names. Two white
men carno to Boozer's office, de?
nounced the Convention for its igno?
rance, and could not sign theil
names. Spoke eloquently of the
Mayflower aud her perilous voyage;
the landing of the "Pilgrim Fathers"
and many other matters. During
his speech, while referring to o
threatened war of the races, thc
speaker alluded to Sherman's raid,
and asked "Do you want, inore chim
nies and fewer houses?" Dr. Wal
lace, of Fairfield, interrupted bin
with the question, "Do you threater
war?" The speaker declared he dit
not mean that-he was for peuce
I This was tho only unpleasant iuci
I dent of the day. Purvis is a gooi
I speaker, tnleuted and nearly white
(Dr. T. told him li? owed his mind ti
his white blood.) He was affable am
courteous, and more honest in debat?
than radicals generally are. Hi
spoke well, barring his radicalism
He acknowledged that he was no
j allowed to vote in Pennsylvania
though a radical State.
The next and last speaker wa
Captain John H. Kinsler. He sai<
he had uccepted the invitation ti
address the colored people to-da;
from a sense of duty and a desire ti
do them good, although he ha<
' feared that it wus a foregone conclu
sion with them to link their destiny
right or wrong, with the radicals
He did not come to make them a se
speech, but to give them a plain
practical talk, such as they coul
understand. Badiculisin merited an
would receive, could they but undei
stand it, their profoundest scorn, fo
attempting to lure them to her foi
embraces, by inflammatory appeal
to their passions, und playing upo
their animal instincts. He wonl
reason with them as thinking peoph
He invoked their serious attention t
several plain and simple reasons wh
they should not act with the radical
1. They were a revolutionary fa?
tion, led by the worst men in th
of all the old parties-avowedly ac
ing "outside thc Constitution," an
ignoring it utterly in all their act
He explained to them what tho Coi
stitution is, and bow dangerous 1
follow the perjnrod outlaws who di
regard its restrictions. 2. This fa
tion had done nothing to promo
the interests of their race. Ho call?
upon them to name an instance <
practical aid received. They did ni
sot them free; did not let them vo
for two years after they were freei
That was a desperato effort to bolsti
up their sinking fortunes-the gar
bier's last stake. 3. It is a dying fa
tion. The blood-hounds of justi
are on its track. 4. The speak
proved that this faction was impote
to do them good, if it had tho wi
5. He showed them how this factic
had brought the nation to tho veri
of bankruptcy; how they were bleo
ing our poor old State to death. I
exposed the acts of the so-called I
gislature, including the great bal
swindle. G. He showed to them 1
what processes of lying and frai
this faction sought to guli thei
and, 7. By what foul moans th
strove to antagonize the two races
tho South. Captain Kinsler th
presented many cogent reasons wi
they should unite with tho Den:
eratic party. He concluded by wai
ing his audience that now was t
very crisis of their fate. They wt
three millions in the midst of thii
millions of whites. God had ma
them a different and a depende
race. Why they were thus made,
was not the speaker's business
inquire. Wo must accept the fa
Tho Democrats would take them
the hand and lead them to suol
condition of prosperity and hap]
ness as wus attainable by their rai
He remiudod them of their ?ixe
plary conduct during tho lalo wi
and tho result-their freedom. J
advised thom to meddle not in t
great political contest now going <
but to stand aloof, be quiet, gatl
their cotton, corn, poas and po
toes, have nothing to do with pt
tics, and all would be well with the
After Captain Kinsler's speech,
W. Purvis and Bobert Trice mt
some remarks, and the meeting i
jourried, w?tb tin co cbeerafor Sey?
mour and Blair.
We have attempted to give yon a
fair and impartial account of tho
great discussion at "Littleton. The
assemblage was orderly abd attentive,
and dispersed'in great good humor.
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PR00EEDK?GS OF FIFTY-EIGHTH DAY.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
'CoiitTMBiA, September 10.-Tho
following bills were each read a third
time and passed:
A bill to exteud the time within
which certain County officers may
A bill to amend an Act entitled
"an Act to authorize a loan torede?m
the obligations knowu os bill* re?
ceivable of the State of South Caro?
Notice was given of a bill to pro?
vide a lien on buildings and lauds to
parties furnishing materials thereou.
The rest of the day was consumed
in the discussion of the first two sec?
tions of the bill to aid tho Blue
Ridge Railroad, the opposition to it
originating with and being abs?
tained by Dr. J. L. Neagle, the
Comptroller-General of thc State,
who, as a member of the House, con?
tested its passage, because he thought
it would impair the faith and credit
of South Carolina. His arguments
on this poiut were not ouly in per?
fect consistence with his well-known
ignornuco and pretensions to finan?
ciering ability, but also gave rise to
such a well-grounded suspiciou of his
palms having been greased by inter?
ested parties, that, thc uegro Elliott
having propounded to him the
inquiry whether or not he desired
the bill to be killed because he
wished tho route of the road to pass
through Spartanburg, and, having
received from the financial light a
negative reply, answered, with great
equanimity, that ho felt obliged to
doubt his word. This created a sen?
sation, and Elliott was called to
order by the Chair. Subsequently,
he expressed regret that his feelings
had betrayed him into making such
a remark, but he was bound iu honor
to say that he then did and still
The opposition to the bill is well
understood to bo superficial, and
will cease to-day.
The bill to enable the Chatham
Railroad to extend its route to Co
lnmbia was read the third time and
sent to the House of Representatives.
The bill to aid the Blue Ridge
Railroad (the particulars of which
have heretofore been published) was
passed without opposition.
The bill to establish a Board of
Land Commissioners was referred to
a special committee, consisting of
Whittemore, Corbin, Rose, Randolph
A bill to provide for tho appoint?
ment of temporary magistrates was
The Speaker of the House appear?
ed in the Senate Chamber and assist?
ed in the ratification of the following
An Act to fix the official bonds of
certain County officers.
An Act to determine and perpetuate
The rest of the dav was consumed
in tho discussion of the bill to or?
ganize the Supreme Court, and,
without concluding its consideration,
thc Senate adjourned.
TUE VALVE OF ADVERTISING.-Al
geutleman of New York, who has !
taken up his summer quarters with
his family in ono of tho outlying
suburbs, recently purchased seven
ponnds of sugar from his village
procer, and found it sadly adulte?
rated with sand. The next day he
inserted tho following paragraph in
the village paper: "Notice.-I
bought of a grocer, in this village,
seven pounds of sugar, from which
I have extracted one pound of saud.
If the rascal who cheated mo will
send to my address seven ponnds of
sugar (the scriptural measure of res?
titution) I will bo satisfied; if not,
I will expose him." Tho next day
niue seven pound packages of sugar
wero left at the advertiser's house,
there being nine grocers in the vil?
lage, and each supposing himself to
have been detected.
CVV.C FOI! THE TOOTH-ACHE.- At a
meetiug of the London Medical j
Society, Dr. Blake, a distinguished '
practitioner, said that he was able to
cure the most desperate case of tooth?
ache, unless the disease was connect?
ed with rheumatism, hy tho applica?
tion of the following remedy: Alum,
reduced to an impalpable powder,
two drachms; nitrous spirits of ether,
seveu drachms; mix and apply to the
tooth. _ _
Montana papera report that tho
stoamer Guidon is to be taken over?
land around the great falls above
Beuton, and hereafter ply as a regu?
lar packet in waters till now undis?
turbed by a steamer's wheel. They
describe tho mode of transfer by
saying that "tho boat will be placed
on skids uud snaked overland by bull
A mau in Milwaukie, who had at?
tempted to dispossess a colony of
martins that had built their nests
under his roof, was attacked, and
fairly drivon off the field by the
There will be a Democratic mass
tfaeetiog at Ninety-Six, on the ISth
instant. Gon. Hampton, Hon. J. B.
Campbell, Col. J. P. Thomas and a
host of other glorious Democrats are
"expected tb be present. Everybody
The Bepublicau Nominating Con?
vention, yesterday, selected Mr. A. S.
Wallace, tho Revenue Collector for
this District, as their candidate for
Congress from the Fo?rth Congres?
sional District. His competitor was
Mr. J. M. Allen, the so-called Senator
CATAWBA Conn rants.- Mr. Barry,
cf the "Carolina House/' Washing?
ton street, has rccoived a few boxes
of that most excellent wine, manu?
factured from the Catawba grape,
and he is compounding for the espe?
cial beuefit of his visitors a beverage
which is unexcelled. Call, see and
ANOTHER DODGE.-Wm. Potee, (a
radical darkey,) who has a grudge
ngaiust Dick Jackson, (a colored De?
mocrat,) put a hog or two in the pen
of the latter, and then attempted to
have Dick arrested for hog stealing.
The fraud was clearly provon, and if
a magistrate can be .found to carry
the case through, Potee will be made
to suffer. This is the second time,
wo believe, that such a trick has been
attempted upon Jackson. All the
parties reside in the .lower part of
Bichland, known ns tho "?Fork."
A CASE OF MISTAKEN IDENTITY.
Yesterday morning, as a lady from
Charleston was standing at her
chamber door, in Nickerson's Hotel,
impatiently awaiting the arrival of a
servant to take her trunk down
stairs, in time to be placed on the
baggage-wagon going to. the Green?
ville Road, she accosted a son of
Africa and requested him to assist
her. "Mum," said he, "Fee a Sen?
ator; dis nigger is no sarvant;" and,
with an air of offended dignity, he
str&ightened up lus vertebral column,.
and went on his way to tho room of
a Congressional candidate, with
whom he had an early engagement.
SENATOR C. P. LESLIE. -From in?
formation which we have received
from an undoubted source, since the
re-publication, yesterday, of an ex?
tract from the New York World, in
reference to so-called Senator Leslie,
of Barnwell, we are convinced that
the statement of that journal, of his
having been "convicted of having
kept an house of ill-fame," is erro?
neous. We make the correction
more cheerfully from thc fact that
Mr. Leslie though, as. we believe, an
earnest Republican, has not forgotten
that he is legislating for the whole
people, and not simply for the benefit
of the party which placed him in
MAII? 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. m., and
close at S_'.J p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8J.? a. m., close 41? p. m.
Northern.-Open for delivery at
8}.i a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5
p. m., closes at 8J? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special ?t
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
J. B. DaBose-Meeting.
I. Sulzbaoher-Watches, &c.
Ii. IC. Scott-Proclamation.
L. Carr-To the Israelites.
W. H. Wigg-Citation.
J. S. McMahon-Notice.
There was a heavy storm in New
York on Saturday morning. People
were washed out of their houses in
Brooklyn, and in Williamsburg,
Long Island, it is estimated that
$150,000 damage was done by the
storm, and flooding of cellars.
CURIOUS SUIT.-A young woman in
Elizabeth, N. J., has obtained a ver?
dict of $4,000 d. mages against her
father, for alleged slanders against her
charaoter and chastity. There wa? a
step-mother in the case.
General Baldy Smith, who fought,
is for Seymour. General . Butler,
who stole, even his marches, is for
The business part of the town of
Alstead, N. H.. was nearly destroyed
by fire on Friday night last.
G. W. Williams, Esq., of York, re?
cently elected a Circuit Judge by the
so-called, declines' to accept the office.