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COL; * 'BIA.
Wednesday MOT ; Sept. 30,1868.
THE DBBMK/KATIC T?CICKT.
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OP MISSOURI.
REPRESENTATIVES IN OONODESS.
First Congressional District-Harris
? yjnd Congressional District.-A.
laird Congressional District.-J. P.
Fourth Congressional District.-W.
STATE ELECTORAL TICKET.
For ?Sale at Large-j. P. Thomas,
of Richland; J. D. Kennedy, of Ker?
First Congressional District-R. F.
/Second Congressional District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Tliird Congressional District-A. C.
Haskell, of Abbeville.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C.
MoLure, of Chester.
Thc Fat? ot the Negro.
In contemplating the present and
past conditions of the negro and his
future fate, nothing is moro striking
than tho faot that the race seems to
havo always been the mero plaything
of circumstances. Ho has never
Bhown tho capacity to carve out his
own positic n among peoples as othor
races have done, but has always been
dependent upon the superior intelli?
gence, courage and determination of
tho other races to assign him a place
in the social and political scale of tho
world. If, at times, individuals of
tho race have ventured upon ambi?
tious views, their efforts have only
succeeded in giving thom a tempora?
ry elevation, where they became ob?
jects of attention only as tho monkey
when ho climbs a pole.
There has never been an instance
of a negro's permanently occupying
a position in thc scale of humanity
abovo the usual grade of his race and
enabling his posterity to occupy it
after him. It is not necessary to ac?
count for his incompetency in this
and other like respects as do tho radi?
cal doctrines of Holpor and "Ariel,"
by denying that ho is at all a part of
tho humau race, but only a beast of
superior instinct. Yot no ono who
knows him can doubt his absolute
and essential inequality to the white
race. Nor to tho white race only is
he inferior. Whenever ho has been
brought in contact with any other
race, his inferiority has been mani?
We claim that tho white raco is
vastly superior in every respect to
the Indian, and the history of Ame?
rica teaches no fact more clearly. His
disappearance before the advance of
the white raco and its civilization,
affords us the unanswerable logic of
events to provo it, and there can, in?
deed, bo no doubt of tho fact even
by tho Indians themselves. And yet
tho indian has always made a slave
of tho negro whenever the two races
came in contact. It is alleged that
somo of tho Indians of Florida to
this day hold negro slaves.
This inferiority has been thus clear?
ly manifest iu the leas exacting rela?
tions of society, and it has been still
more striking in political relations,
which afford, after all, tho true test
of the power o? a race. No nation
has over beon conquered by tho ne?
gro, and no nation of negroes has
over boen recognized aa ono of the
pow? i*s of tho earth. All these things
prove tho incapacity of the negro as
a ruler. Ho has never beeu capable
of self-government, and the attempt
to niako him a ruler over an othor
raco in tho South can never succeed,
as a matter of course. No one knows
this better than those who havo been
moat active in advocating tho experi?
ment, but nono will suffer by it moro
sovcrcly than tho negro himself. It
is ono of tho meanest of tho many
crimes of tho radicals that thoy havo
thus used tho negro to his own injury,
only to promote their own solfish
purposes of party aggrandizement.
Tho radical advocacy of negro suf?
frage in tho South, along with its
train of othor enormities, is based
solely upon tho assumed impossibili?
ty of controlling the Southern States
in tho interests of their party by any
other process. It was forced upon
the South not forcer ..rebellion,"
but for her oontumelions rejection of
radical approaches since the var.
There is no party ?n the North, nor
a?y part of any party, which secretly
desires to see the whites of the South
ruled by negroes and the Sonthern
States made negro provinces. Far
less do any avow it. In the long run
"blood is thicker than water," even
among tho most unprincipled men of
tho white race. .
Nothing is clearer, says tho .Rich
mond Enquirer and Examiner, in tho
futuro, than tho fact that tho negro
will bo cast asido by tho radicals as
soon as ho has served their purposes
in the present contest. And it is r?
safe prediction that tho negro will
have no more implacable enemies
than those who now profess to be
their peculiar friends, just so soon ns
these professions are no longer pro?
fitable. If it were necessary to sus?
tain this opinion, whioh is based on
general principles, by specific proofs,
nothing is easier than to point to tho
course of the radicals in tho Georgia
Legislature, and even the conduct of
tho radical "Central Committee" in
thu city of Richmond.
The Bank of the Stute.
In 1840, a special joint committto
was appointed by tho Legislature, to
moke a thorough examination of the
condition of this bank. This com?
mittee was composed of F. D. Quash,
Chairman, and others on tho part of
tho Senate, and B. F. Hunt, Chair?
man, and others on tho part of the
Their investigation was most
thorough and searching, and set
forth the legal as well as tho financial
status of tho bank. On points of
law, tho name of B. F. Hunt is a host
This report, accepted by tho Le?
gislature, become, as it were, the law
of tho contract between tho State,
tho bank and it credits.
We quote from this report au en?
tire paragraph, without further com?
"Theso funds are, by law, 'vested
in* the President and Directors.'
And the extraordinary security foi
the management of the bank, is con?
tained in these words: 'The faith ol
the State is hereby pledge, for the
support of tho said bank, and tc
supply any deficiency in tho fundf
specially pledged, and to make good
all losses arising from such de
fioiency.' Thus, this institution has,
in reality, tho whole resources of th(
State, as its stay and support. Il
cannot fail, in any event, ulthougl
the State may suffer. Tho lGtl
clause of tho first section, creates th(
corporation, so that nil tho capital ii
vested in a person known to the law,
capable of suing and being sued, anc
the capital is thus put beyond th<
control of the State, as far as ere
ditors are concerned; a fact worthy o
being noted. Tho Act of 1813, di
rected all the moneys to bo receivec
from the United States, to bo trans
ferred on account of capital; ant
also, tho balances in thc treasury."
TUE LIVERPOOL COTTON BIIOKEII?
ON TUE Qui VIVE.-Tho press agen
in England hus thought proper t<
inform us Americans, in a brief tele
gram, that the yield of the cottoi
crop in Egypt this season is reporte*
to bo "enormous." No facts of de
tails are given, and the statement i
made simply on tho reports said b
bo contained in a letter or letters
This is very vague and looks ver;
much os if tho telegram had been in
spired by the Liverpool cotton brok
ors and manufacturers of England
to knock down tho price of America
cotton. Admitting even that thcr
is an unusually largo yield in Egyj;
this year, it ought to make no diffoi
ence in the market valu o of our prc
duct. Tho Egyptian cotton is a poe
short staple and dirty artiolo, an
cannot rival our beautiful and clea
long stapio cotton. Wo havo onl
about half a crop, compared wit
what was raised in the mest produi
tivo years before tho war, though
may havo as largo a money value, an
there will bo the fullest demand fe
it at high rates. Wo advise our plai
ters and cotton merchants not to I
misled by such statements ns the ot
Tho October elections aro excitic
a good deal of attention. Tho Stub
to vote, upon which tho chief inters
centres, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Ii
diaua. In Indiana, tho Govern?
and other Stato officers aro to I
elected, together with members <
Congress. In Pennsylvania, tv
Stato officials, members of Congre
and tho Legislature. In Ohio, mer
hers of Congress and several Sta
officers. No Governor is to 1
chosen in Pennsylvania or Obi
Tho olection takos place on tho 13
of October, on which day, we b
liovo, Iowa also votes. Tho con tc
is warm and earnest in theso State
and the result will bo looked for wi
j great interest.
MB. EDITOR: It ia high time that
the press of Sooth Carolina, and the
publi? speakers of the State, had
tornad their attention from the usur?
pations, tyranny and corruption of
the radical Congress, to the wild,
extravagant, and atrocious legislation
of that "unlawful assembly," com?
posed of carpet-baggers, negroes and
scalawags, now sitting in Columbia,
and styling themselves "the General
Assembly of South Carolina."
This heterogonious and motley
group of would-be legislators, really
seem disposed to bankrupt tho Stato,
and drive tho people to acts of vio?
lence, or goad them on to revolution.
Never before, in the history of civil?
ized legislation, was there a spectacle
so revolting and disgusting, as we
now have in South Carolina. A
greedy swarm of unprincipled adven
I turers from the North, without for?
tune and without character-many
of them escaped convicts from jails
and penitentiaries-have como here,
under the protection of Federal
1 bayonets, and by pandering to tho
ignorance, prejudice and bad pas?
sions of our former BIUVCS, have had
! themselves elected to thc Legislature,
so-called, and aro filling all the high
offices of tho Stato.
It is in vain to say that somo of
them may bo honest and worthy. No
gentleman, or honest man, with tho
instincts of a gentleman, could bo
induced by any earthly considera?
tion, to como here as they have, and
occupy tho places they do, against
tho wishes of all honest and respect?
able citizens. Their sole purpose is
to get money, and to get office, and
to protect themselves against tho
possible and discried vengeanco of
an outroged and oppressed people.
Whilst stealing and plundering tho
public treasury, and being bribed for
all their pretended bogus legislation,
they aro trying, liko cowards, with
guilty consciences, to guard against
personal danger, by tyranny, oppres?
sion and despotism.
Impoverished and ruined as tho
people of South Carolina are, this
bogus Legislature havo not only in?
creased salaries of all tho State
officers one-third, but have created a
multitude of offices, before unknown
and wholly unnecessary, with extra?
vagant salaries and perquisites, for
tho express purpose of providing for
their hungry and worthless positions
hero und at tho North. For former
years the most illustrious men of tho
State, learned and profound lawyers,
were willing to accept a seat on the
bench, with a salary of $3,000. Now,
a parcel of ignorant, low and grovel?
ling mon, carpet-baggers and scala?
wags, have been elected to the bench,
with salaries of four aud five thou?
sand dollars! So it is with all the
other offices of tho States.
A batch of County officers have been
created, whoso salaries will amouut
to two or three hundred thousand
dollars, whoso duties were formerly
performed by gentlemen of intelli?
gence and public spirit, withoutcom
pensation! These offices are now
filled by tho most ignorant and un?
principled men in tho community,
who havo declared themselves traitort
to their raco and their country. The
salaries of the public officers of thc
State and Counties, will amount tc
six or seven hundred thousand dol
lars! This is two or three hundret
.thousand dollars more than the whoh
expenses of the State amounted to ii
former years! Tho expenses of th?
Legislature, Penitentiary and Jails
(worthy associations,) will cost th?
State five or six huudred thousanc
more. Tho freo school system, fo:
the education of tho negroes, will re
quiro over one million of dollars au
nually, to put it in operation au?
keep it upi Tho polico of tho State
and tho maintaiuauco of a negri
force in each County, provided fo
by law, will require over a million o
dollars 1 The pay of jurors, tho sur
port of paupers.'and othor incidenta
appropriations, will probably cost th
Stato five or six hundred thousanc
dollars more-making an aggregat
of four millions of dollars! Thi
enormous sum cannot bo paid, au
should not bo paid by the impovci
ished people of South Carolina. I
is ton times tho taxation which w
were required to pay, in our days c
wealth and prosperity!
But not satisfied with those enoi
mously extravagant and prodige
expenditures and appropriations fo
a poverty-stricken people this moe
gre!, stupid and unprincipled bogu
L?gislature, have issued bonds and
endorsed bonds for that body,
amounting to several millions of dol?
lars. They have likewise been bribed
by the bill-holders of the Back pf the
State, to issue bonds for those bille,
at their nar value, when they were
purchased" by tho holders for ten
cents in the dollar I
The most alarming feature, how?
ever, of this wicked and utupid legis?
lation, so-called, is the bili receutly
introduced to snspond the writ of
habeas corpus, seize tho railroads and
telegraphic wires, and call ont a
standing army of negroes, to protect
tho cowardly tyrants and usurpers
in their despotism, oppression aud
plunder. This bill authorizes tho
Governor, so-cnlled, and his minions
all over tho State, to arrest and im?
prison any one, without charge or
accusation, and confine them in dun?
geons ns long ns it may suit their
pleasure-no trial to be had. In tho
meantime, these black troops aro to
insult nnd outrage our families, and
plunder and destroy our bornes and
property. A moro infamous, cruel,
atrocious and degrading despotism,
was never established by tho Graud
Boshaw of Turkey, or the Imperial
Czar of all tho Bussias! If there is
nature or manhood Heft in tho white
race, it will not, cannot bo borne.
Their vengeance will fall on tho car?
pet-baggers and scalawags, and not
on tho poor deluded negro. Retribu?
tivo justice, sooner or later, ever bas
and ever will overtake tyranny and
It is high time, I havo said, for
the people of South Carolina to turu
their attention from national politics
to these terriblo State wrongs and
grievances. They must not be over?
looked in our present political excite?
ment, for the time will come, and
hlmt speedily, when they will crush
us to thc cart'1. We ought to pre?
pare to meet thom. Not by violence
and revolution, but by exposing their
atrocity to the colored poople, whose
interest is ours, and who havo been
made the dupes and tools of these
vile men from tho North. They havo
come here for money, and will quit
tho country when they seo there is no
moro to bo had, or there is personal
danger in their path. Our lino of
policy is clear, patent, manifest. We
must commit no aggression, no act of
violence, but be prepared to act on
tho defensive, with spirit and vigor,
when action is imperative. Patience
and forbearance, in suffering and op?
pression, are high and patriotic vir?
Let us consider and reflect on our
condition. A mau from Ohio pro?
fesses to bo our Governor! Two of
our Associate Judges ia the Appeal
Court, aro from New York and Penn?
sylvania! Two of our Circuit Judges
from New England! Tho Attorney
General, (shown to be an ass of tho
first water, in our opinion given the
bogus Legislature,) from some radi?
cal clime! The School Commissioner
from tho samo latitude! The Treasu?
rer of the State is a carpet-bagger,
and has boen published a roguo and
forger from his boyhood! Ouo of our
United States Senators is from New
England, who now boasts bis great
loyalty, but who wished to take an
oath of allegiance to tho Confederacy
in 18G1! The member of Congress
from Charleston is from New Eng?
land or tho North-west, with infa?
mous antecedents! The Congressman
from the Pedeo is from Massachu?
setts, and said to have a bad record in
the army, and in Darlington! But
enough of these carpet-baggers.
Is it likely that theso men will con?
tinuo here, whon troublo comes, or
that they will bo long sustained by
the negroes? I think not-their ex?
odus is at hand. They know that the
people hold them responsible, with
the carpet-bagger, in tho Legislature,
for all their wrongs and oppressions
endured, or to be endured in tho fu?
ture. The prominent scamps in this
bogus Legislature, black and white,
aro all from the North! None of them
have property here or are tax-payers,
and yet they aro overwhelming tho
property holders with taxation!
B. F. PERRY.
GKEENVIMJE, S. C., Sopt. 25, 18G8.
Most of the figures in tho paint?
ings whieh adorn the Capitol at
Washington, aro said to bo portraits
of "abandoned Treasury girls," what?
ever they are; and tho angels which
surround tho imago of Washington
to bo accurate copies of the charms
of somo of tho pretty "waiter girls"
who lately flourished in his namcsako
city. What can bo expected, asks
the New Orleans Times, of a Govern?
ment which thus prostitutes art and
honesty, and is shameless enough to
stamp tho record of its crimes upon
the walls of tho rotunda of tho na?
tional Capitol? If not now, certain?
ly at no very distant day, Ibo con?
quering ouemy which tho radical
party will be forced to encounter,
will provo to be tho thorough and
universal disgust its outraces upon
society will havo inspired. Tho samo
licentiousness which heralded thc
downfall of Caligula and Nero can bo
plainly traced in tho history of the
past four years at Washington.
Printers are baptized in a font of
THE MOBILE TRIBUNE AND THE
"LOST CAUSE" PARAGRAPH.-Some of
oar exchanges havo protested against
the Tribune'a ? indulgence in lauda?
tions of the "Lost Cause," as calcu?
lated to work injury to the interests
of the South and the Democratic
party. Their strictures are founded
on a paragraph, widely copied as
coming from the Mobile Tribune, in?
dulging in dreams ot the resurrection
of tho "Confederate flag," etc. The
Tribune pronounces tho paragraph a
forgery, and requests its Democra?
tic confreres everywhere to brand it
ns such, and any of a like naturo
timi may be attributed to that paper.
? ? ? ?
Geueral Sickles, in a speech recent?
ly delivered at Saratoga, said: "Tho
ouly stato of pence worth securing
was that under which the humblest
Union soldier could build his cabin
in South Carolina, and float tho star?
ry flag from its roof tree, and wear
himself tho old 'blue coat,' when he
went out lo his toils, and yet no ono
would dare to barm a hair of his loya1
head." Any respectable Union sol?
dier can at present build his cabin in
South Carolina, and float as many
"starry flags" as ho pleases, without
having a hair of his "loyal head"
harmed. But wo have no room for
"scalawags" and "carpet-baggers."
MR. EDITOR-DEAR Sm : My atten?
tion was called yesterday to a com?
munication in the Charleston News,
as to a reported conversation between
Gov. Scott and myself. This state?
ment does injustice to both Gov.
Scott aud myself, aud was unauthor?
ized by me, and totally incorrect in
all the principal parts.
J. G. GIBBES.
HOMICIDE IN BERLELEY.-An in?
quest was held at Oakley Depot, ou
the lino of tho North-enstern Rail?
road, on Saturday, tho 2Gth instant,
by Sandford W. Barker, Esq., acting
Coroner, on tho body of Richard
Nesbitt, colored, who was killed by
Gabriel Levy, colored, who inflicted
a blow on his head, in the left tem?
ple, with a boat paddle, which frac?
tured the left temporal bone, causing
an eztravasation of blood on the
brain, resulting in death a short while
after tbe act was committed.
A man in Trumbull County, lately
captured about half a bushel potato
bugs aud carried them to Warren to
sell, some one having told him that
tho physicians were buying thurn at a
big price to bo used as drugs.
Alargo lot of secondaianded SILVER
Old GOLD and SILVER. At
Sept 30_j. SULZBACHER'S.
3ROOMS, Kitchen and Tantry, Water
and Gat*. Rent low. Possession on
tho first of October. Apply at this oflice.
Richland Lodge No. 39, A. F. M.
A AN EXTRA COMMUNICATION
*#^of Richland Lodge, No. 3'J, A. P.
/^^\M., will he held, at Maaonic Hall,
THIS EVENING, at 7 o'clock.
Tho Second Degree will he conferred.
Rv order of tho W. M.
Sept 30 1_R. TOZER. Sec'y.
Columbia Social Club.
THE members of this. Club will meet
THIS (Wednesday) EVENING, in their
Club Room, over A. Rainier's''store. A full
attendanco is requested.
Ry order of Executive Committee.
THOMAS T. MOORE, ?ecretarv.
September 30 1?_
BY lil HS. M. W. STRATTON,
CORNER Gervais and Assembly streets,
Columbia, S. C. Convenient to tho
Greenville and Charleston Railroads, and
tho business portion of the city.
Rates of transient hoard-$2 per day.
Lodgings can ho obtained with or with?
out meals, at any time._Sept 30 3m
Soptombcr 30 1
DID YOU SAY
September 30 1
E. E. JACKSON,
With New Goods!
THE WELL KNOWN
FORREST'S HAIR RESTORATIVE
Just in at
E. E. JACKSON'S.
Septembi r 30 1
THEATRICAL.-Mr. John Temple?
ton, pf th? Charleston and Savannah
Theatres, after an absence of some
months, again presented himself be?
fore a Colombia audience last even?
ing, at Gregg's Hall, supported by a
corps whose performance on that oc?
casion not only reflected great sredit
on his management, but gave rich
promise of an early return of the
halcyon days of tho stage, when la?
dies and gentlemen could attend dra?
matic representations without fear of
having their tastes or their sensibili?
ties offended. Tho play was Maggie
Mitchell's favorito, ' 'The Little Bare?
foot," and the principal characters
those of Amrie, Johanne? und Rosel,
were ndmirablv sustained by Miss
Alice Vane, Mr. Templeton and Miss
Isabel Vane. The former, in the
progress of her part, rendered with
great skill the famous solo from
"Il Baccio"-and at the earnest
solicitations of somo of her admirers
from abroad, who were present, sang
"Constantinople," a musical trochure,
so to speak, in which, wo think, she
is unsurpassable. Tho lateness of the
hour prevents ns from entering into
any criticism of the performances of
the other participants in the enter?
tainment; and wo content ourselves
with saying that wo were not disap?
pointed in finding that Mr. Temple?
ton moro than fulfilled all that he
promised, when he said that he would
offer our citizens a "select entertain?
This evening a new and attractive
programme is presented, ono feature
of which involves a representation of
the doings of the great mis-represen?
tatives who have lately vacated Jan
uey's new State House. Wo cannot
doubt that it will bo greeeted by a
largo and appreciative audience.
Messrs. E. E. and C. F. Jackson
will accopt our thanks for late North?
ern papers-the arrival of which was
very opportune, as the Northern mail
failed entirely yesterday.
Mr. E. E. Jackson, as will be ob?
served, by reference to our advertising
columns, has brought on a fresh
stock of drugs, and another curiosity
for his aquarium, in the shape of se?
veral genuine gold fish, which can be
seen by visiting his store, on Plain
street; and, of course, purchasing
some of his fuuey articles.
Mr. C. F. Jackson has just returned
from thc North with a large stock of
everything new and attractive in his
line, and at fabulously low prices.
Give him a call, and you will be satis?
fied that ho is determined not to be
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8}.?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
?? to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 5 p. m., and
close at 8} ? p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8}.< a. m., close ?}.? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8}.< a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery 5
p. m., closes at 8% p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to tho following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
M. W. Stratton-Wash'ton House.
E. E. Jackson-Back.
Columbia Social Club.
R. Tozer-Richland Lodge.
Tho monotony of the late long and
dull season has been broken by the
arrival of a large lot of new dry
goods ot R. C. Shiver's, which, on
account of their beauty and cheap?
ness, aro drawing crowds of buyers.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.
Wo have had remarkable weather
since our last issue. On Wednesday
tho 10th, tho previous warm weather
culminated in a thunder storm, which
resulted in a sudden fall of tho ther?
mometer on Wednesday night, and
on Thursday it was cold enough for
winter apparel, tho thermometer fall?
ing as low as 50 degrees. The wind
blew stilly from tho North and North?
east, and for two or three days we
have had very heavy tides which have
dono somo damago to the rico crops
in breaking banks, overflowing fields,
&c, and this has been tho more con?
tributed to by a freshot on thc Pee
Dee. Wo trust no very material dam?
age has been sustained, for our plant
ors have been somewhat cheered by
their prospects, which are decidedly
better for the rmall area of land