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Friday Morning, October 2.1868.
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OP MISSOURI.
REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS.
First Congressional District-Harris
Second Congressional District.-A.
Third Congressional District.-J. P.
Fourth Congressional District.-W.
STATE XXECTOBATJ TICKET.
For Slate al Large-J. P. Thomas,
of Richland; J. D. Kennedy, of Ker?
First Coiujressional District-R. F.
Graham, of Marion.
Second Congressional District-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Third Congressional District-A. C.
H?wlr?l!, of Abbeville.
Fourt?? Congressional District-E. C.
MoLuro, of Chester. _
Gov. WarmoaUt'i Veto.
It would seem that there is no end
to the-elements of excitement and
agitation in the reconstructed States.
The veto of Governor Warmouth, of
Louisiana, of the bill to secure color?
ed persons in their right to travel in
publie vohioles, and be entertained
in publie hotels, ?Sec., making it a
crime to refuse them equality with
the whites in these respects, and the
storm of indignation which this has
caused among the blacks, are among
the latest phases of the irrepressible
political and social perturbations
which accompany the process of ra?
dical "reconstruction." Gov. War
month, as is well known, is an ultra
radical, and not long ago distinguish?
ed himself by a letter to the Presi?
dent, setting forth an incredible
number of murders of loyalists in
Lonisiana, and desiring arms for
their protection. Bnt it appears that
the most advanced radical cannot
keep pace with the expectations and
demands of those whose want of edu?
cation and training in tho exercise of
self-government leads them to con?
clude that oivil equality includes
equality of every kind, and that all
barriers whioh intervene between
them and the white race must bo
thrown down, and that as abruptly
as slavery was abolished. The 'aboli?
tion of slavery, instead of being the
end, as was universally supposed, of
tho political question connected with
tho colored race in America, seems
only to have become the starting
point of a new career, from which, at
a single bound, millions of ignorant
people, leap at once to the full pos?
session of the rights of citizenship,
and, scarcely is this accomplished,
when a new demand is mudo, looking
in a soaial direction, which staggers
even the faoilo temper of an extremo
radical Governor to accede to. Yet
Governor Warmouth says nothing in
his veto which need set his unassum?
ing colored constituency in such a
fume- He tells them that the rights
sought to bo enforced by their bill
aro established in the Constitution,
which, he says, "gives to all persona
perfect equality of civil and political
rights," in which he includes the
right to travel and be ontortained,
&c ; thus himself falling into the
gross error of confounding civil rights
and social privileges. Questions of
personal association, as he remarks
in another part of his message, can
not bo controlled by legislation, and
aro rccnguized by whitos in their in?
tercourse with each other, somotimes
for tho sake of convenience, such as
tho oxclnsion of gentlemen, unless
accompanied by ladies, from tho la?
dies' car on railroads, or tho ladies'
cabin in steamboats. What gentle?
man over imagined that his oivil
rights wore infringed upon by such
an arrangement? Throughout this
country, at the leading hotels in Bos?
ton, Philadelphia, Now York, Balti?
more, Washington, as well as the
South, tho distinctions of race are so
generally recognized that colored
travelers nevor think of offering to
lodge at them, but go to houses ol
accommodation of their own. The
Baltimore Sun advances the idea that
the equality of civil and political
rights, secured by the organic law ol
the land, is nowhere supposed to ap?
ply to matters of this kind. Yet the
bill Gov. Yarmouth has vetoed acttu
ally propose? io make, what at the
moat the'Governor considers "a
breaoh of obligation growing out of
civil contracts," a crime, punishable
by fine and imprisonment! Instead
of being enraged by this view of the
case, the freedmen of Louisiana would
do woll to heed the Governor's warn?
ing that such kind of legislation is
likely to defent its own ends, and in?
flame still more intensely the ani?
mosities of race.
To tile Central Dint ric t Clubs ofSonth
In accordance with the resolution
of tho State Central Club, at its lato
session, we were instructed to notify
the several District Central Clubs of
the Democratic party of South Caro?
lina, that an extra meeting of the
State Central Club will bo held in the
city of Columbia, on the I5th day
October instant, at 7 o'clock p. m.
And further instructed to urge
upon the District Central Clubs the
great importance of having a full at?
tendance of delegates at the extra
meeting, as business of great import?
ance will be brought before the State
Central Club at that time. In those
Districts where thee are no District
Central Clubs organized, (if there
be any Districts without such,)
we respectfully and earnestly urge
upon the Democratic party the neces?
sity of at once organizing such clubs,
and sending delegates on the day al?
ready indicated; and should the time
be too limited to effect this, then that
at least a delegation from tho Demo?
cratic party of such Districts be sent
up to the extra meeting of the State
Central Club, on the 15th instant.
On behalf of the State Central Club,
wo would repeat our earnest solicita?
tion to the members of the Democra?
tic party, to act in the premises
promptly, zealously and in a spirit of
harmony, for the good of the com?
mon cause and the great interest of
JOSEPH DANIEL POPE,
JAMES G. GIBBES, Secretary.
Will the Democratia papers in the
THE ATTRACTIONS OF THE SOUTH.
No man who has traveled through
the Southern States of this Union
and especially the great belt stretch?
ing from the Potomac by Richmond,
Raleigh, Columbia, Macon, Mont?
gomery and Jackson, onward to the
Mississippi-will be unwilling to ad?
mit that he has passed over a region
of country whose natural attractions
and charms could not be surpassed in
any part of the world.
Whether the traveler be enamored
of a soft, genial and equable climate
-of a region that lies high and dry,
and is exceedingly healthy-of fruit
trees and forest trees, plants and
flowers, rich, varied and perennial
of a soil that is fertile in the highest
degree., and productivo of tho great?
est diversity of useful, wholesome
and profitable articles of consump?
tion and commerce-ho will admit
that iu no respect could even his im?
agination rise higher than tho actual
facts that have como under his expe?
rience and observation.
Yet the whole of this supremely
attractive region of country is mere?
ly settled by a thinly scattered popu?
lation of whites and blacks.
INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT DIS?
CLOSURE.-Tho Savannah News and
Herald, of Thursday, says a corres?
pondent of undoubted responsibly
and high position sends it the follow?
"MR. EDITOK: The statement has
been made, and repeated in my pres?
ence, yesterday, by a gentleman of
intelligence, influence, and of tho
highest position in this community,
that a proclamation was written by
President Lincoln, when tho seces?
sion of tho Southern States occurred,
and was approved bv his Cabinet, an?
nouncing their undoubted right to do
so, asserting that tho Constitution of
the United States prohibited force
being used to compel them to return,
and assenting to their peacoable
withdrawal. This proclamation was
sent to thc printer for announce?
ment, but an interposition was made
by several Senators and Representa?
tives; nud, after a conference, it was
re-called uud suppressed. Tho names
of the witnesses to tbis fact, all of
them of undoubted character aud
respectability, can bo had."
SINKING OF THE EARTH IN HAWAII.
Honolulu advices to September 5th,
liavo been received at San Franoisco.
Tho reported sinking of the South?
eastern shore of Hawaii is confirmed.
Tho Bamo occurrence was observed at
Port Hilo. Tho subsidence at Ha?
waii in some places, was from three
to four feet, and in others from six
to seven feet, while at Hilo tho great?
est subsidence noticed was eight
inches. In Hilo, Pura and Kanfroll,
one to Ave earthquakes occurred dai?
ly. Considerable smoko was arising
1 from Kilanan, though but little fire
i was visible. Oscillations of tho sea
at Hilo on August 14th, 15th and
, 16th were remarkable. For three
days the sea rose and foll from three
to four feet once every ten min
PAOOLBT COTJiSfcTR?L S. 0.,
MB. EDITOR: YOU baye no doubt
heard J^f a grand mass meeting of
the great Constitutional Union Re?
publican paretee, to como off at
Pacolet Depot, on tho Sparenburg
Union Railway, on the 26th inst.
Well ! the instant came, tho "nig?
gers came, the scallawags (2) came,
also one donkey, no mules, no bread,
no meat, one fiddle, no Moses, no
Hog(e,) no Wallace, no Sam Negro
Nuokolls, no Crows, either with or
without oil, nor camp followers, no
Neagle, no Robinson, no Mnokey, no
nothing in the shape of a white radi?
cal speaker. Butilo there carno
about three hundred of the substan?
tial Democratio white citizens of tho
vicinage, who said nothing, who did
nothing-mero "lookers on in Ve?
nice." The negroes, after a little
cypheriny around, came to tho con?
clusion that they had been left in the
lurch by their "white frens," in Co?
lumbia; and, fearing that they would
not hear any speech at all, determin?
ed to hear the other side a few speaks
anyhow. So they extended a cordial
invitation to Judge Jim Dawkins, of
Florida, who by accident was pre?
sent, to address them.
The hoad doodle of tho concern,
one copper-oolored man, Alf Wright
by name, and a former slave of the
Gist family, called his people togeth?
er, and thus ho spake upon them:
My culled frens, bof black aud
white, wo cum ere upon do importus
ob de grntess decashun in de persist?
ance ob de huming understanden,
we don't perfes to be ob de colligo
larut order ob de ginal community,
but we cums ere for peace and moil
an de good understanden among all
onr culled frens, boto white and
black. I want you all to fall into de
lino of de progresshun two togedder,
gemmen in de front, ladies in de rar
and mach wid de greates possamble
moil up de road to de stan, whar you
will bab your understanden blard up
bofe by yer humble addressmint and
do white genbleman who has so kind?
ly persentcd to consent his under?
standen to our impreheneive here on
dis percashun. I hope you will not
spend you money foolish here to-day
and put yerselves in a pcrsushion not
to take effect ob de concecdings, but
in de pergreshun deserve order and
moil in de ranks.
He then tuned up his timo worn
and rosin-coatcd cremona, (tho only
instrument of music on thc field, save
Salathriel Littlejobn's radical don?
key, whoso voice was pronounced by
mauy present to be, of the two, most
musical,) and away tho ebouy columc
tramped to tho tune of "Big-fool
nigger"-ono of those elegant airt
taught thom by Northern miustreh
before the war, and the most appro
priato tho musical fingers of Al
could have called forth for the occa
sion; and certainly tho one mos
easily barytoned by the donkey, i
musical feat which he performed t(
the amusement of all "tho cullei
frens, bote black and white."
The sable ladies, tbinkiug that t<
"mach in de rar," was rather a lower
ing of their dignity, and a sign tba
they were not appreciated as tho whit
appreciate tho gentler sex; and, more
over, fearing they would not fron
that "posish," get to hear or seo th
elophant, (fiddlo,) bolted for the beat
of tho procession, whero, becomiui
outhused over Alf and his fiddle, the;
grew frantic with delight, and gav
vont to the oxquisitness of their feel
ings in boisterous laughter, with noi
and then a real old fashion doubl
shuffle by a young buck on th
If Grant could haveseen the cortege
and have kuown that in that bine
coil lay his only hopo in tho Soutl
ho would havo given up tho contes
on the spot, and havo declared thr
to accept position from such a sourc
wus beneath tho dignity even of
The stand-a few logs rolled t<
gether on tho way-side-was finall
reached, and in compliance with th
invitation, Judge Dawkins, "upo
whose modest, yet uuombarrussc
brow, nature has written gentleman,
and upon whoso every feature, Go
has stamped tho love of raco an
country, arose. At onco tho hum <
mingled voices so universally to I
heard where men are assembled, n(
to mention congregations of womoi
hushed, and the attention of tl
parti-oolored crowd was riveted upo
tho speaker. I have never in all ni
attendance upon political or religioi
assemblies, in legislative halls or si
cial gatherings, in ooqrt or oaini
witnessed snob interest in the reman
of any one. The Judge, in a cali
dignified manner, (quite in contra
to the genial, witty, social man *
know at nome,) proceeded io warn
the blacks against the machina?
tions of the radical party, the
toils of the Union League, the
yilliany of the carpet-baggers, and
the moral and political depravity
of the white trash in our midst; he
exhorted them to peace and peaceful
pursuits; he urged them to industry
and economy, and tried to disabuse
their minds of tho idea of accumulat?
ing wealth save by any other than
honest and legitimate means; he tried
to convince them that their Union
Leagues and legislativo gatherings
had been and was then a continual
drain upon their scanty purses: that
the leaders of the radicals in Caroli?
na, aa well as in tho Southern States,
were seeking only money and office
at their hands, regardless of their
present or future condition. Thou
he showed them thnt these white
men, and even negroes, whom they
had elected to office, had uover open?
ed their mouths in the negroes' be?
half; never cheaped of "land or
mules," but had put tho taxes ou
them with an unsparing hand. He
kindly advised them to pass by in
scorn tho men like A. S. Wallace,
who approach them when no respec?
table white man is near, with threats
that if they vote for Seymour, they
will feel the bull-whip again-that
they will bo re-enslaved. He con?
vinced them that they had no home
save the South, no people who re?
cognized them as human beings save
their former owners, no guarantee of
peace save their own good conduct,
when war came, no hope of surviving
it; that they could never hope to
control the legislation of this coun?
try; that numerically, not to mention
their inferiority in other woys, they
were to the whites "in the Union but
as thi'ce to thirty, or threo millions
to thirty millions, something which I
think they had never before heard.
Many were the responses from the
snble throng, ono would say, "do
blessed trufe;" another, "I been
herey long time, never hear dat
afore, but I tink dat mus be so, kase
I see dat man ride bout hero in fine
buggy when ho little bit boy;" an?
other, "dem white people on our sido
fraid to como ere to-day ;" and the
orator of tho occasion, Alf. Wright,
said in his closing remarks, "dat tho
reverend gembleman who had per?
vaded him struck the nail righi on the
head several //mes."
The negroes were astonished that
the Judge should know so much
about the Union League, aud what
they had to swear to, and how they
were guarded and controlled. Oue
old darkey whispered to another,
"ciar fore God, dat man must been
fine us and don leave;" and then
said the other, "I told somebody
some obe white folk find out ebout
dis league business yit."
Black and white were highly enter?
tained, and tho Judge left for an ap?
pointment he had made in the morn?
ing, carrying with him the kind
wishes of all.
Alf. closed tho show in a vain ef?
fort, I believe, to convince the audi?
ence that he had not killed a hog
somo few days before, which was not
his own. It appears, by Alf.'s own
statement, that his nephews and
himself were trying, in an energetic
way, laudable to all farmers, to get a
neighbor's hog ont of his field, but
a misunderstanding growing up be?
tween Alf., his kinsmen and tho hog,
as to the manner of thc latter's exit,
the hog suddenly let himself dio,
whereupon, the hog's representative
had a warrant issued for your orator,
and a post mortem ordered. Alf.
wanted to know of the audience if it
was right that a mau should be ar?
rested upon tho chargo of hog-steal?
ing? And concluded, by remarking
that ho hoped the cullud frens, bofo
black an white, would excuse his fee?
ble remarks, that ho was ignorant,
but yet ho might convinco them of
something tending to their good, for
had not Christ chosen the preachers
from among the fishermen and mc
chanics, and other laboring men.
I Tho poor negroes were very much
deluded. They had been led to be
lievo that tho Governor would send
j up speakers and car-loads of good
things from Columbia, and tho cre?
dulous beings waited until night and
some of them until morning, in ex?
pectation of supplies. There was no
pit, not a carcas of any kind, no
tbiug to eat, save tho little rations of
bacon and bread, brought in their
wallets by tho moro provident of tho
negroes. There wore no armed men
on the ground, nor military demon?
strations made, either by white or
black. There were no drunken men
on the ground, no rows, and tho
whole affair passed off like an order?
ly Democratic meeting, which, in
reality, it turned out to bo. "Lot
us have peace." TENCH.
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A SERIOUS RENCONTRE.-Near 12
o'clook on Wednesday night, an
altercation took place in Baltimore,
in a lager beer saloon, on tho South?
west corner of Boud and Lancaster
streets, in which two parties, named
George W. Lohrman and Frank K.
Green, were engaged. Lohrman was
stabbed seriously in the back and
chest, receiving five different wounds.
Tho Episcopal Convention in
Maine, last week,instructed their dele?
gates to the general convention of all
diocese to favor action looking to a
union with 'the Methodist Episcopal
Tho National Labor Congrp^
closed its proceedings on Saturday
last. Thc next session ia to be held
Mr, Ca ?ron moved that the Pre?
sident bav a salary of $1,000, and
the motion ?*ns ??pp or ted hy Miss
Anthony and Mrs. Cady Stanton.
An amendment that the salary be
$1,500, in addition to tho necessary
expenses, was moved by Mr. Gaul,
and agreed to.
Mr. Sylvis, tho President, then
took the Loor to explain that tho
resolutions in reference to emigra?
tion, passed by the Congress, was not
intended to throw obstacles in the
way of foreign emigration or the em?
ployment of foreigners, but was in?
tended to expose the true character
of an institution under tho name of
tho Emigrant Aid Company, started
under the auspices of the Congress
at Washington, ostensibly to promote
the welfaro of tboso who sought a
refuge and a field for labor in this
country, but having for its real ob?
ject the enthrnlment of unsuspect?
ing foreigners, for tho purpose of
undermining the interests of native
workmen and promoting tbcSd o'
certain large capitalists and manufac?
Mrs. Stanton said in the resolu?
tions to which the President alluded,
reforreuco was made, sho thought,
unkindly and invidiously to tho "un?
skilled labor of other countries."
She believed there could bo no ab?
jection in leaving the expression out.
Mr. Puett moved that the words be
expunged, which was agreed to, the
President stating that their erasion
from tho minutes would be done.
After remarks from several dele?
gates, tho Congress was declared by
the President adjourned sine die.
A PAINFUL ACCIDENT.-Yesterday
morning, ns a freight train of the
South Carolina Railroad was on its
way to the city, Mr. Farrell, who was
acting as conductor, attempted to
leap from his car while in motion.
The train was then near the niuo
mile curve, and was going at a rapid
rate. In leaping, Mr. Farrell fell on
the track, and two wheels of the car
passed over his right leg. The train
was stopped as soon as possible, and
the wounded man brought to thc
city. Dr. Kinloch was called to his
assistance, but the leg was so badly
crushed, that it was deemed neces?
sary to amputato it above the knee.
At the last accounts the wounded
man was doing well, and it is hoped
that he will recover.
SUDDEN DEATH OF AN ESTEEMED
LADY.-It becomes our painful duty
to record the sudden death of
another esteemed lady of this place
Mrs. Caroline McKellar, wife of Mr.
J. J. McKellar, who died on Tuesday |
ovening last, from paralysis, after a
few hours illness.-Sumter ?ews.
DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN.-We
aro painod to record tho death of
Captain William Nevitt, an aged and
highly respectable citizen of this
District, which sad event occurred at
his residence, near this village, on
Monday last, after an illness of only ]
a few days.-Anderson Intelligencer.
There will be a Democratic mass
meeting and a pic-nic dinner at Pen?
dleton, on Thursday, the 22d Octo?
Sensible men show their sense by
saying much in few words.
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HAVING refited my Restaurant, and
cmploved my old Cook, I will bo
ablo to furnish LUNCH ovorv day, at ll
o'clock. Tho very best of WINES and
LIQUORS will bo furnish, for cash. I
intend to give my entire attontion to tho
business; and my friends will always find
mo roady to serve them with the best the
market affords. J. OLENDININC,
Pot 2 fn>2_Proprietor.
Fine and Common Table Cutlery.
THE subscriber has opened this day an
assortment of TABLE CUTLERY,
from ono of the best manufactories in the
Country, W. B. STANLEY.
Ootober 2 1
Bocal Items. (
Wo would call nttoutiou to the
advertisement of Mark E. trooper,
Agent fo*i Messrs. Woodward, Bald?
win & Co. Oar farmers will find it
to their advantage to call on Mr.
Cooper before disposing of their cot?
ton elsewhere, ns he is prepared to
give entire satisfaction to all that will
favor him with a visit.
COTTON.-As will be seen from our
telegraphic advices, there is a very
decided improvement in our great
?tupio, with indications of a still fur?
ther advance. The home market,
under these favorable influences, has
become very firm at advancing rates.
Wo congratulate our planters upon
the prospect of remunerating prices,
and hope we may soon be able to
chronicle a still greater advance.
OcTonER.-We have again entered
upon the period of the year embraced
within tho limits of this month,
originally the eighth month in the
Roman calendar, and from which fact
it took its name. Domitian gave to
it the name of Domitianus, but after
his death it resumed the original
October, by which it has been called
ever since. With the Saxons it bore
the name of winterfyttetk, or winter
fall, from winter approaching with
the full moon of that month.
Mr. Barry, of the "Carolina
House," paid us a visit, last evening,
bringing with him the pleasing-in?
formation that he has opened the
oyster season- -having received a
consignment of fine, large mill-pond
oysters. Mr. Barry is prepared to
dispose of them,, in tho shell, to
families, by the peck or bushel, and
hopes, ere long, to bo able to serve
them up to his patrons in a style in
keeping with that in which he caters
to the bibulous.
THE TEMPLETONS. -Last evening,
to a large and fashionable audience,
was rendered, by this troupe, Matil?
da Herron's master-piece-"Camille,
or tho Fate of a Coquette." The
play in itself is very attractive, and,
when assisted in its caste by Alice
Vane as Camille and John Templeton
ns Armand, the sensation was decid?
edly superb. Miss Vane has a pecu?
liar adaptation in pieces of a senti?
mental character. We have had the
pleasure of witnessing her perform?
ances of Parthenia in "Ingomar,"
and in "Fanchon, the Crioket," and
can testify as to her merits. We
venture to assort tbat tho announce?
ment of "Ingomar" as the conclusion
of their series of plays here would be
well received, and tho success which
it deserves attend it. This evening,
will bo presented John Brougham's
spicy two-act drama, "Temptation,"
accompanied with Bongs, dances,
?fcc, and the elegant grotto scene
of the "Black Crook"-the entertain?
ment to conclude with minstrel bur?
lesques by the entire company. We
bespeak them a good attendance.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
J. Clendining-Tako Notice.
W. B. Stanley-Table Cutlery.
Mark E. Cooper-Cotton.
The monotony of the late long and
dull season has been broken by the
arrival of a large lot of new dry
goods at R. C. Shiver's, which, on
account of thoir beauty and cheap?
ness, aro drawing crowds of buyers.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8)4
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
Tho Charleston and Western mails
aro opon for delivery at 5 p. m., and
closoat8>2p. m. Charleston night
mail open ?S1., a. m., close 4J? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8js ni., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Oreen ville-Open for delivery 5
p. m., closes at 8).j p. m.
FOUND DEAD.-Tho body of au
infant (colored) was yesterday dis?
covered buried in a yard on Tradd
street, and had apparently been
buried for somo time. It is not
known whether tho child met its
death by violenco or otherwise; but
the Coroner has boen notified of its
burial, and this morning, after a post
mortem examination, will hold an in?
quest on tho body.
There will bo a large Democratic
demonstration and barbecue, in Sum?
ter, on the 8th instant.
On the increase-Radical defalca?
tions and embezzlement. So is the
national effect. Tho cause and offeot.