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HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N, Y.
OEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI.
STATE XIiECTOR Ali TICKET.
J?T?r-St?fe ai Large-S. V. Thomas;
of Richland; J. D. Kennedy, pf Ker?
Firel Congressional District-R. &
Grui lam, of Marion.
Second Congressional District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Third Congressional District-A. C.
Haskell, of Abbeville.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C.
MoLure, of Chester.
Saturday Morning:, Sept. 12,1868.
Radical Change tn the Form and
Action of til? Government.
It is time the people should awake
to the alarming radical chango that
has been made by the revolutionists
in the form and action of our Go?
vernment. As the Pittsburg Post
says, there AVOS a time when Our Go?
vernment was administered in obe?
dience to tho requirements estab?
lished by the people in the
fundamental law; when we lived
under a constitutional Government.
But it is not so now; a change has
been mode, a change not authorized
by that instrument, and in opposition
to its true spirit and meaning, and
made by a party for party [purposes,
and not for the good of the country.
There was a time when the President
of the United States, elected by the
people, was recognized by Congress
as the executive officer of tho whole
body politic. It is not so now; a
radical Congress, without law or
right, and in derogation of both, and
contrary to the Very instrument under
which they hold their own dffices,
have made the Presidency subser?
vient to tho will Of another depart?
ment of the Government-Congress;
and subservient, also, to the War
Department, by illegally taking away
constitutional authority from the
President and transferring it to a
general of the army, who . has, pro?
claimed himself before the whole
world to be their obedient tool.
There was a time when tho Supreme
Court of the United States stood
forth before the couutry as the high?
est and most independent judiciary
the world had ever seen. It is not
so now. A radical Congress, by the
most barefaced outrages, have tram?
pled , upon its once sacred powers,
and rendered them subservient to
the will of the radical party, and
stripped it of its independence; while
even its chief head, a leader of the
same proscriptive party, has lowered
its dignity and lessened its weight by
himself stumping the land os a seek?
er after political power, os a petty
bargainer and bidder for the Presi?
dential chair. Thero was a time
when the Congress of the United
States met at periods stated in the
Coustitution, conducted its business
for the good of the people, and ad?
journed, receiving reasonable and
fair compensation for their services.
It is not so now. This same Con?
gress, controlled by the radical party,
has made itself, practically, perpetual;
meets when it pleases, adjourns when
it pleases; pays its members what it
pleases; and taxes* all the people,
proscribes whom it pleases, and is,
ia faot, entirely outside of tho peo?
ple's true Government. All this,
the radicals have brought about in
the three years since the war; and
they are'still going on, concentrating
more and more power in themselves,
and ?gradually changing the form
and the i spirit of our institution!
from a pOpnlur government to an
oligarchical government, being no?
thing mor? than the will of a iovt
insolent radical leaders. Li it not
time, asks the Washington Evening
Star, for tho people to make au
effort to get back tho power thu?
The California election did not taki
place on the 6th instant, as has bees
generally believed. It will take place
in November, at the time of the Pre
sidential election. Three years, ou
of four, it takes place in September
but whenever there is a Presidencia
election, the two occur the sam* Jay
Tho villainous conduct of the
bogus Governor of Arkansas baa just
boen brought to Ughfe by tho follow?
ing, ."speaial" to tho Chronicle. Our
readers can soe that the radical fac?
tion means, at all hazards, to mono?
polize every Southern electoral vote,
? and to do this by openly-confessed
j fraud and force.
MEMPHIS, September 5.-Tho Ava?
lanche's Little Bock special, to-day,
j says Governor Clayton, of Arkansas,,
has prepared instructions for hi?
registers, fer tho. registration now
I about to commence. Ho says,
among the powers and duties of each
register, are to reject any one whom
the registers may think not entitled
to register, though the applicant has
already taken the oath before magis?
trates, and calls upon the sheriffs for
a sufficient number of armed men to
assist him, and, if not furnished,
then to call upon the commanding
officer for any troops in tho State
and a guard to furnish promptly
such aid? . An applicant for registra?
tion is also required to prove his
innocence by evidence satisfactory to
the register, that he has not been
guilty of a number of specified nc ts
(luring a number of years, ono of
whioh is that ho did not sympa?
thize with the rebellion. If he fails
to establish this, he cannot register,
his oath to the contrary notwith?
standing, unless ho voted for tho
present Constitution. If tho re?
gister is satisfied, or thinks he
ought to be restored, and before
being allowed to register, he must
subscribe' to an oath setting forth
that he accepts tho civil and politi?
cal equality of all men, and agree
not to attempt to attempt to make
any ohangea. Ten days before tho
election, tho boards of registration
meet in each County, with power,
upon their own knowledgo or in?
formation, to strike from tho list
tho names of voters they consider
disqualified. By tho registration
law, the courts aro forbidden to
issue any mandamus or other pro?
cess to registers.
Let Northern men ponder upon
this infamous scheme, and decido
for themselves whether they will
suffer a clear majority of their own
votes to be neutralized and over?
come by elections conducted ' in
such a manner. This is preoisely
what is in contemplation, as is plain
upon the face of the "Governor's"
action and his whole programme.
The cry of "Ku Klux outrages" is
a mero ruse the better to enable
the rabid leaders of a faction to
stifle its own voice.
None but cowards, sneak-thieves
and camp-followers make war upon
disarmed men, who have taken their
paroles and trusted to thc honor oi
their captors. Yet the wholo radical
party are daily invoked by their lead?
ers and journals to keep up their wai
upon tho Southern people. The true
soldiers of the Union army-the
McClernans', the Ewings', the Eosen
cranzs', the Halpines', tho Hancocks',
the Blairs', and all the other brave
leaders of the Federal hosts, have
given the order to "cease firing." It
is only the Greeleys', the Forneys',
the Butlers', and the rest of those
who did no fighting when the war
was going on, who want to do the
fighting, now that tho South is dis?
Mr. Jumes L. Muttis, a farmer,
from Edgefield District, while on his
way from Hamburg to his home,
(about eighteen miles from that
town,) on Tuesday last, was fired
upon by a gang of negroes, about
thirteen miles from Hamburg. Thc
negroes ordered him to stop the bug
gy, when Mr. Muttis drew his pisto!
and continued firing until ho rac
them off. The next day, a party o]
white men tried to catch them, bul
found nobody in the neighborhood.
TEimiBiiY SCARED.-The radica!
journals aro evidently beginning ti
see the "hand-writing on the wall.'
The Ohio State Journal, a violenl
radical sheet, frantically exclaims:
i For Heaven's sake, friends, work
Work, from this day until election,
or we are beaten in Ohio, in Indiana
in Pennsylvania, in New York, anc
in the whole country!
The cable reports another uprising
among the Maories, or Aborigine
race of the British colony of Nev
Zealand. These wars are very mucl
snob affairs as our Indian wars on th?
Western plains. It is only about tw<
years since the last war was brough
to an end, and it wos a long, trouble
some and costly little war. It wa.
brought about by the English colo
ni ats in greed for the land oooupiec
by the Maories, and the present out
break doubtless bas its origin in tb
same cause. The Aborigines ol Nev
Zealand now count about 50,000, am
are as warlike as our Indians, bu
carry on their operations with mor
To the ?ttorney-Oenerol.
Sm: As I am not conversant with
law, ("new Btylo,") I beg to ask in?
formation on the following points:
? 1st. Are the powers of government
; in Sorra Carolina, vested in three
' deportments, to wit: the Legislative,
Executive and Judicial?
2d. Does the office of Adjutant
General belong to the Executive De?
partment? (1 Kent's Com., 282.)
3d. Does the office of Speaker of
the House of Representatives belong
to the Legislative Department.
4th. ls section 26, article 1, of the
Constitution, which provides, "in
the government of this common?
wealth, the Legislative, Executive
and Jud ?cal powers of the govern?
ment shall be forever separate and
distinct from each other; and no per?
son exercising the functions of one of
said departments, shall assume or
discharge the duties of any other"
I pauso for reply. Yours, respect?
fully, OLD FOGY.
LETTER FROM GEN. FORREST.-The
following is a copy of Gen. Forrest's
letter to the correspondent of the
MEMPHIS, September 3, 18G8.
I have just received your letter in
the Commercial, giving a report of
our conversation on Friday last. I
do not think you would intentionally
misrepresent mo, but you have done
so, and I suppose because you misun?
derstood my meaning. Tbe portions
of your letter to which I object are
corrected in tho following paragraphs:
I promised the Legislature my per?
sonal influence and aid in maintain?
ing order and enforcing the laws. I
have never advised tho people to re?
sist any law, but to submit to the
laws until they can be corrected by
lawful legislation. I said the militia
bill would occasion no trouble unless
they violated the law by carryiug out
tho Governor's proclamation, which
I believed to bo unconstitutional and
in violation of the law, shooting
down men without n trial, as recom?
mended by that proclamation. I
said it W?S reported-and I believed
tho report-that there are 40,000 Ku
Klux in Tennessee, and I believed
the organization was stronger in tho
other States. I meant, simply, when
I said the Ku Klux recognizo tho
Federal Government, that they would
obey all State laws, and that they re?
cognize all laws and will obey them,
so I have been informed, in protect?
ing peaceable citizens from oppres?
sion from any quarter. I did not say
that every mau s house was picketed,
and I did not mean to convey the
idea that I would raise any troops,
more than that no man could do it in
five days, even if they were organ?
ized. I said that Gen. Grant was at
Holly Springs, and not Corinth. I
said the charge against him was false.
I did not utter the word "liar." I
cannot consent to remain silent in
the matter, for if I did so, under an
iucorrect impression of my personal
views, I might be looked upon as
ono desiring a conflict; when, in
truth, I am so adverse to anything of
tho kind, that I will make any honor?
able sacrifice to avoid it. Hoping
that I may have this explanation
placed before your readers, I remain,
N. B. FORREST.
"DE YANKEE AN DE CATTAIULEA."
A gentleman planting not far from
Charleston, a few days ago, after
hearing the report of his "driver,"
who said that tho caterpillars were
going ahead in their work of destruc?
tion, suggested some plan for ridding
his fields from this curse, which plan
he had heard of or read somewhere,
when "Jake," looking unusually
solemn and earnest, remarked: "Its
no use, massa, wo's gwine to 'avo do
cattapilla jes as long as de Yankee
3tay 'ere. De Yankee mek de nigga
free, and de nigga he lazy an good
for nuffiii, kill de hog, kill de sheep,
kill de turkey, kill de fowl, an kill do |
bird, an do cattapilla he eat all de !
cotton. I tell you, massa, no use
talkiu. We can't mek no more cot?
ton 'ere, as long as de Yankee stay
'ere. De cattapilla can breed-nuffiii
to stop em."
This old dalkey was not far
wrong, we apprehend, in his reason?
ing. Tho cattle and tho hogs were
turned into the field, and tramped
the moth, eggs and all. The birds
fed on these, insects, but since the
school marms have come along, and
have been teaching the colored idea
how to shoot, the birds have either
been killed or have migrated. The
geese, ohiokens and turkeys, turned
into a cotton field, used to clean
it pretty soon of caterpillars. But
now there are no cattle, no sheep, no
hogs, no fowl-all gone, as Jake
said-no domestic animal left but tho
We agree with Jake as to the cause
and effect-though not with his con?
clusion, that the Yankees must leave
here before we can raise a good cot?
ton orop again. Jake, however,
only meaos Yankee rule, and in this
we are of the same mind.
A 2>osl 'mortem examination was
modo on the remains ot Thnddous
Freeman, who died suddenly in
Charleston, ?nd tho result of the
medical investigation developed the
fact that he Came to his end by "con?
gestive intermittent fever of abdomi?
.- . ? . ' . . . -
The, parties notified, will bear in
mind the barbecue at St?rke's
Spring to-day.. We. ?re assare&that
something extra may be expected, as
a 7iew cook, an "old dad," has been
It is stated that, owing to a misun?
derstanding relative to certain funds
advanced by the projectors of the
Chatham Railroad to assist in greas?
ing the machinery of the so-called
Legislature, tho whole railroad bar?
ter has fizzled out.
NEVER SAX DIE.-Mr. Cantwell bas
resumed operations already, and can
bo found in Assembly street, oppo?
site the markot, until bis old stand is
rebuilt. Wo are indebted to him
for onu of those fine tongues (two
feet in length and of a corresponding
bulk) whioh he advertises this morn?
ing. What a noiso tho owner must
have made, with such a clapper in
its head! Two feet! just think of it!
WTe have received from a friend in
Charleston, a number of copies of
the "Address of the Democratic
White Voters of Charleston, to tho
Colored "Voters of Charleston, the
Sea-board and of the State general?
ly." These documents will bo fur?
nished to the various clubs in the
District, on application at this office.
The same individual will also accept
our thanks for a couple of caricatures,
which have boen placed in the Phoenix
We are requested by General
Hampton to stata that, owing to his
remoteness from any post office,
many invitations to attend public
meetings have not reached him until
after the time fixed for the meetings.
This, ho hopes, will explain not only
his absence on these occasions, but
his seeming neglect to respond to
these invitations. Ho has engage?
ments in the upper Districts of this
State and in North Carolina, where
he now is, that will occupy his time
until October, when he hopes tc
return to Columbia.
AMERICAS PRINTING HOUSE FOI
THE BLIND.-Most civilized coun
tries have mado provisions for the
instruction of their blind in the pri
mary brandies, but in tho genera
means of educating the blind, then
are great deficiencies. But few books
comparatively very few, have beei
published in raised letters, aufficien
apparatus addressed to the sense o
touch have not been prepared. Tin
cost of publishing books in raisec
letters, the small number of tin
blind, and their inability to mee
such expenses, make it necessary t<
appeal to the public for means t<
produce a library for tho blind-i
systematic series of text books ad
dressed to tho sense of touch.
Five dollars or more will b
acknowledged, iu thc next report
and a copy sont to the donor. Dona
tions vary from small amounts t<
62,000. Fifty per cent, will bo se
apart, as an endowment, until th
sum is sufficient for the interest ti
meet the general expenses, thereb
insuring the perpetuity of tho inst:
Donations may be forwarded
through Messrs. Scott, Williams I
Co., of this city, to Professor Joh
A. Simpson, Teacher of Blind, car
of W. J. Palmer, Deaf, Dumb an
Blind Instituto, Raleigh; or, Dr. C
W. Samson, President Columbia
College, Washington, D. C.
D. Ii. SIT ERR GD,
COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept. ll. 1868.
Mr. Sherrod, the general agent ?
above, who is himself blind, is (
present in this city, for tho purpoi
of furthering the commendable pu
pose which he has in view. H:
object is to establish an America
printing house for tho blind, and,
successful in his project, a uni vc rsi t
for the blind. He brings tho highe
recommendations, both of himse
and his noble mission, from Bisho]
Green, of Mississippi, and Whittinj
ham, of Maryland, Governors <
various States and many eminei
officials. Tho clergy of this eil
have also nnited in a cordial endors
ment of Mr. Sherrod's philanthrop
views. We trust that these ain
may receive such State and individu
bonn ty as will promote their speec
accomplishment, for the benefit <
these children of afiiiotion.
There will be a Democratic ma
meeting at Chester, on Tuesday, tl
15th, at which Gov. Vance and Gel
Hampton are expected to speu
Extra trains will be run from Cha
lotta and Columbia, on that da,
returning some day, for one fare.
. l?.N !' .lill i- I-?.
We ore indebted to Major John.
Alexander for copies of late Edin?
burgh arid Glasgow papers. They
aro on file in the Phcenix office.
A REPjroniOAN Pow-Wow.-Thero
was an open air Republican meeting,
last night, immediately in front of
Janney's Hall, and several hundred
colored men and avery slight sprin?
kling of whites attested their devotion
to the "great moral ideus party."
Wright, (colored,) Bowen, (white,)
Thomlinson and others spread them?
selves. The paunchy little Massachu
settsite, so-called Representative .'rom
Charleston, has generally been regard?
ed as somewhat conservative, but his
oratorical display last night, effectu?
ally dispelled such an idea. He re?
vamped the thread-bare falsehood,
that if the Democrats were successful,
the negroes would again be enslaved.
He also asserted, with a knowledge
of its falsity, that the papers of the
State, with but ono exception, avoid?
ed publishing accouutsof murders by
whites, while any little indiscretion
among the blacks, was paraded before
tho world; nud that the Phcenix made
no reference at any time to a Repub?
lican being killed, but gave column
after columu relative to a white mau
being put out of tho wny. We beg
to inform Mr. Thomlinson that we
publish a newspaper, and every item
of iutelligence we can obtain is duly
recorded. Of course, Mr. T. knew
the audience he was addressing, and
that but few of those present were
able to state understandingly what is
published in a newspaper.
EXPEDITIOUS.-We are informed
that Mr. Hammet and the South
Carolina Railroad have now made an
arrangement for loaded cars to run
through, without breaking bulk at
THE JEWISH NEW YEAR-A. M.
5G29.--The Israelites will celebrate
their "Rosh Ashanah," or New Year,
A. M. 5G29, on Thursday and Friday,
the 17th and 18th instant, but the
observance of the solemn occasion
commences tho evening previous, il
being their invariable custom tc
celebrate all their Sabbaths and fes?
tivals from sun-set to sun-set, not
alone because in some of their or?
dinances the words aro to be forme
"from evening to ovening shall yt
celebrate," Seo., but in consequent
of the record, "the evening and th(
morning were one day," they com
pute the day as commencing fron
evening, or what is generally termet
6 o'clock P. M.
The origin of tho New Year observ
ance is to be found in tho 23d chapte:
of Leviticus: "And tho Lord spake
unto Moses saying, in the soventl
month, in the first day of tho month
shall ye have a Sabbath, a memoria
of blowing of trumpets, a holy cou
vocation. " The term seventh monti
is used, because from tho time of tin
departure from Egypt, tho eeclesi
ostical year was mudo to begin a
Nissan, to commemorate tho monti
wherein their glorious deliverance
had beeu wrought. Tishri, althougl
thus counted as the seventh monti
in religious observance, is neverthe
less tho first month of tho year, ant
the anniversary of tho creation of tin
world. The cornets or trumpet
which were sounded on the Ne\
Year, wore not those of silver whicl
had heen made for uso in the Taber
nacle, but were made of ram's horns
a memorial of the au i mai which wa
offered instead of Isaac, when Jeho
vah tested Abraham's faith, and th
anniversary of which event is on th
second day of the New Year. Th
day is also called a day of memorial
because at the close of one year nm
the commencement of the next, ni
mankind should bring to mind thei
actions of the past, and after a solem:
review of faults and frailties enter
as it were, anew into a covenant witl
his Maker, the great King of Kings
Creator and Governor of tho whol
Universo. Tho new year also com
menees the ten days of penitence, th
last of which ia caiied "Vom Kipur,
or day of atonement, of which w
will give our readers an account i:
due time. The services are of th
most solemn and impressive oharac
ter, and even the lukewarm Israelit
always unites with bis brethren in th
faithful observance of the "Day o
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The poa
office open during the week from 8>
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, fror
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mail
are opea for delivery at 5 p. m., an
close at 8*? p. m. Charleston nigh
mail open 8}.\ a. m., close 4'? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery a
8y? a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Opea f?* delivery
p. m., closes at 8J? p. m.
SATURDAY NIGHT.-Saturday night
makes people haman, sets their
hearts to b^ati?g softly, as they used
\ to? before the world turned them
i into war drums and jarred thom to
pieces with tattoos. The ledger
closes with a clash, the iron-doored
vaults come to with a berg, up go
the shutters with a will, olick goes
the key iu the lock. It is Saturday
night, and business breathes free
again. Homeward, ho! The door
that has been,'ajar all the week,
gently closes behind him; the world
is all shut out. Here are his trea?
sures, after all, and not in the vault,
and not in the book-save the record
in the old family Bible-and not ic
Maybe you are a bachelor, frosty
and forty. Then, poor fellow, Sa?
turday night is nothing to you, just
as you are nothing to anybody. Get
a wife, blue-eyed or black-eyed, but,
above all, true-eyed. Get a little
home, no matter how little, and a
little sofa, just to hold two or two
and a half in it, of a Saturday night-,
and then read this paragraph by the
light of your wife's oyeB, and thank
God and take courage.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.- Special at
teution is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Mrs. McGregor-School Notice.
George Symmers-Crackers, ?c.
P. Cantwell-Smoked Meats, &o.
T. J. Gibson-Meeting.
W. H. Wigg-Citation.
D. B. DeSaussure-In Equity, &c.
G. B. Wing-Wanted.
WHAT THE DEMOCRATS wmii Do -
They will reduce the expenses of the
Government one hundred millions of
dollars a year below what they have
been each year for the last three
They will apply from fifty millions
to one hundred millions a year to?
ward the reduction of the national
They will not issue any more
They will gradually call in the
greenback notes, more equally dis?
tribute the banking capital of the
country, and start at once on the
road to a resumption of specie pay?
This Democratic policy will re?
duce the debt; it -will reduce tox.es;
it will reduce the prico of sugar,,
flour, molasses, tea, salt, clothing,
boots and shoes.
Our policy will, in less than three
years, make a greenback as good as
Our policy will secure equal and
just taxation of all property.
Our policy will secure tho payment
of every bond and every note issued
by the Government, to the last dol?
If we thought Horatio Seymour
would lift a finger toward repudia?
tion, we would neither advocate his
election nor vote for him. We be?
lieve in taxing bonds, and paying
every bond issaed, according to pro?
mise; those pledged to be paid in
gold, let us pay the gold; and all the
rest let us pay iu greenbacks, as fast
as all the bonds fall due. This is
Seymour's doctrine; it is just what
the Democrats will do.
[ Washington Evering Express.
BLOODY TRAGEDY NEAR THOMSON,
GEORGIA.-From passengers by yes?
terday's train, on the Georgia Rail?
road, we learn the following particu?
lars of the murder of two white men
and the hanging of the negro mur?
derer, near Thomson, yesterday. ,A
negro, who was employed in getting
timber for a saw mill just above
Thomson, and who was ot work in
tho woods, attacked the driver of a
carry-log, Mr. Fortner, a white man,
with his ax?, splitting his head open
and causing i??liint death. ?lter
this bloody, and,': aa our informant
said, unprovoked deed, the negro
said he would now go and kill tho
sawyer, Mr. Lowe, also a white mau,
who was unwell at bis house. Another
negro, who heard tfye threat, imme?
diately ran and informed the sawyer
of it. He got his revolver ready to
defend himself, but the murderer
slipped up to him unawares And
dealt him a mortal blow on the head
with bis axe. He was, alive,, how?
ever, wheu the train passed 'Tuom
son, but in a dying condition.
After this assault on the sawyer,
the negro Sed to the woods, carrying
the bloody axe, pursued by whites
and blacks, and, when overtaken,
was shot down, the shot taking effect
in his legs, when the negroes who
had been in the chase immediately
hung him to a tree.
[Augusta Constitutionalist, 9th.
The report of the New York Mid?
night Mission Society states that,
since May last, when the mission
house was first opened for the recep?
tion of fallen women who chose to
abandon their fearful calling, seven?
ty-seven ha\4 been admitted. Of
these, forty-t ix havo abandoned
street life, fourteen of them having
obtained respectable employment
and seven having been restored to
their friends, while twenty-two have
fallen from grace.
Ex-President Pierce is dangerously
ill. ' ' **rfP* 1 ' *' ' 1