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My Twcnlyflnt Birth-Day.
BY IVAN IOEAU.
Hy happy days of youth aro dead,
And morn of man doth o'or mo shed
Its rising light;
My future life ia DOW drawn ont afar.
And thus I hid adieu to moon and star
Of youth's last eight
Tho night of days mado up of happy hours,
Though doad, one wroathed with purest How?
Of lovo and truth.
And yet. though sealed within the past's said
-Oft times, I'll tear asido that veil of gloom
That hides my j cut h.
Yes, innocent youth in dead, ita race is run,
To-day I'm born a man, I'm twenty-one.
A gift of years
Perhaps 'tis strange, yet still my heart ia .tad.
My mind itself is Bick, my inmost soul is mad
And would to toara.
And why? because when I refleot, tho past
Comes to my mind, and fanoy says I've lest
Life's happiest hours;
Tho purest that we knew when love and mirth,
With truth, doth make a Heaven of this earth
Yet, so with all the days of youth or ag?, |
When past, wo gather back and read each j
O' lifo once more;
We'd dwoll upon such Uno, view its single
And strive to give that joy unto our hearts
Of days of yore.
STRANGE FREAKS OF CANNED TOMA?
TOES.-A few nights ugo, one of our
hotel scribes, who is very cautious
against tho attack of burglars, WOB
aroused from his rosy garlanded dreams
by a tremendous explosion. Jumping
out of bed, the clerk, who by reason of
his slender shape is quite aotive, heard
another gun go off, and thought mid?
night assassins wore doing their bloody
work of death. A few shouts of murder!
thieves! brought assistance, and it was
found that about a dozen cans of toma?
toes, stored in au adjoining room, wero
exploding, beoauBO of fermentation. The
cans were literally torn to pieces, and
the noiss was as loud as tho report of a
"If I were in California," said a young
fop, iu oompany the other evening, "in?
stead of working in the mines, I would
way-lay some miner with a bag of gold,
knook out his brains, gather up the gold
and rani" "I think you would do bet?
ter to gather np the brains," quietly re?
sponded a young lady. "Aman should
always secure what he is most deficient
A New Yolk family passed through
Portland, on their way to Bur Harbor, a
day or two since, with seventeen large
Saratoga trunks SB baggage, and one of
them remarked, they should stay all
night if they got there.
American Clnb Fish.
}*&&t$$& A DELICIOUS relish; hotter
and much cheaper than Sardines. For salo
by_HOPE A OYLES.
Everybody is some authority. If every?
body says so and so, it must be so. They say
HEINITSII'S MEDICINES are good and aro worth
8 um MCI'? Advice to the Colored People.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Joly 29, 1872.
GENTLEMEN AND FELLOW CITIZENS: * .
I am touched by the appeal you make. It ie
truo that I am the friond of your race, and I
am Riad to bo asieres that in your opinion I
havo beld a consistent course in the Senate
and elsewhere as the special advocate of your
rights. That course, by the bleating of Uod,
I mean to hold so long as lifo lasts. I know
your infinite wrongs, and feol them as for my
own. You only do mo simplo justice when
you add a belief that my counsel, at this criti?
cal 'j unoturo of your citizenship, would bo free
from personal footings and partisan prejudice.
In answering your inquiries, I can havo no
feeling except for your good, which I most
anxiously seek: nor oan any prejudice of any
kind bo allowed to interfere. Tno occasion in
too solemn. Especially is ibero no room for
personal feeling or for partisan prejudice
No man or parly can expect power except for
the general welfare; therefore, they muet be
brought to tho standard of truth,that they
may be aeon in lifo and act. You are right in
saying that the choice for tho Presidency is
now narrowed down to Pn eidont Grant or
Horace G re cloy. Ono of these is to bo taken;
and, assuming my acquaintance with both,
and my observation of their livoa, you invito
my judgment between thora, asking mo espe?
cially which of tho two, judging from their
antecedents, as well aa present posit ion,
would enforco tho Constitution and laws, eo
curiug your civil and political rights, with the
most heartfelt sympathy and tho greatest
vigor. Hore I remark that, in this Inquiry,
you naturally put your rights in tho fore?
ground. So do I-believing most sincerely
that tho host interests of tho whole country
are associated with tho completest recognition
of yonr rights, BO thattho two races shall live
together in unbroken harmony. I also re?
mark that you call attention to two things,
tho "antecedents" of tho two candidates; and
secondly, tb? ir "prosout position." You wish
to know from these which gives assurance, of
the moat hoartfelt sympathy and greatest
vigor in the maintenance of your rights; in
other words, which, judging by tbe past, will
be your truest friend.
The communication with which you have
honored mo is not alone. Colored fellow-citi?
zens tn other parts of the country, I may say
in nearly every Stato of the Union, have made
a similar request, and sumo complain that I
have thus far kept silent. lam notinacnaible
to thin appeal. But if my opinion is given, it
must be candidly, according to my conscience.
In this spirit I answer your inquiries, begin
l ning with the antecedents of the candidates.
I. Horace Greeley was born to povorty and
educated himself in a printing ?frico. Presi?
dent Grant, fortunate in early patronage, be?
came a cadet at West Point, and was educat?
ed at tho public expenso. Ono started with
nothing but industry and character; tho
other started with a military commission.
Ono was trained as a civilian; the other aa a
soldier. Horace Greeley stood forth as a re?
former and Abolitionist. President Grant en?
listed aa a pro-elavery Democrat, and, at the
election of James Buchanan, fortified by his
vote all the pretensions of slavery, including
tho Dred Scott decision. Horaeo Greeley
from oarly lifo waa earnest and constant
against slavery, full of sympathy with tho
colored race, and always foremost in thc
great bUtlo for their rights. President
Grant, except us a soldier, summoned by tho
torriblo accident of war, uovor did anything
against slavery, nor has ho at any time
shown any spmpathy with tho colored raco.
Horace Greeley earnestly doaired that colored
citizena should vote aud ably championed im?
partial suffrage: but President Grant waB on
theothersido. Beyond these contrasts, which
are marked, it cannot he. forgotten that Horace
Greeley is a perton of large heart and largo
understanding, trained to tho support of
human rights, always beneficent with tho
poor, always r^ady for any good causo, and
never deterred by opposition or reproach, as
when for long years he befriended your peo?
ple. Add to these qualities, conspicuous in
bis life, untiring industry, which leaven no
moment without its fruit-abundant political
knowledge -acquaintance with history-tho
instinct and grasp of statesmanship- an
amiablo nature-a magnanimous soul, aud,
above all, au honesty which no suspicion baa
touched, and you have a brief portraiture
of what are the antecedents of Horace Gree?
ley. Few of those things appear in the Pre?
sident. His great success in war, and the
honors ho has won, cannottchango the record
of his conduct toward your people, especially
in contrast with tho life-time fidelity of his
competitor, while there aro unhappy "ante?
cedents" showing that in the prosecution of
bis plans he cares nothing for the colored
race. The story is painful, but it must bo told.
I refer to the outrage he perpetrated upon
Hayti, with its 800,000 blacks, engaged in
the groat experiment ot self-government.
Hero is a moat instructive "antecedent," re
! vealing beyond question his true naturo, and
1 the wholo is attested by documentary evi?
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July 16 ICmo Vice-President Sonth Caiolir a Bailie p.d, Ch ai leste n, S. C.
minioa, which ?B the Spanish part of the
inland, and shrinking at nothing, he began
by seizing the war powers of tho Govern?
ment, iu flagrant violation of tho Constitu?
tion, and then, at great expenditure of
money, Bent several armed ships of tho navy,
including monitor*?, to maintain tho UBurpor
Baez in power, that through him ho might
obtain the coveted prizo. Not content with
this audacious dictatorship, ho proceeded to
strike at the independence of tho black re?
public by open menace of war, and all with?
out the sanction of Congress, to which in
committed tho war-making power. Sailing
into tho harbor of Port-au-Prince with our
moat powerful monitor, tho Diotator, proper?
ly named for thin service, also the frigate Se?
vern as consort and other monitors m their
train, tao Admiral, acting nuder inatructicus
from Washington, proceeded to tho oxecutivo
mansion, accompanied by officers of his
squadron, and then, poiuting to the groat
war ships in sight Irom tho windows, dealt
his monaco of war, threatening to sink or
capture Haytien ships. Tho President was
black, not white. Tho Admiral would have
done uo Buch thing to any whito ruler, nor
( would our country have tolerated such mo?
naco from any Government in tho world.
Mere waa indignity not only to tho black re?
public, with ita population of 800,000. but to
tho African raco everywhere, and eapecially
in our own country. Nor did it end hero.
For months tho navy of tho United State-H
waa hovering on tho coast, keeping that iu
aultod people in constant anxiety, while Pre?
sident tirant was to them Uko a hawk sailing |
ju the air, and nady to swoop upon his prey.
Thia henri less, cruel proceeding found a vic?
tim among our whito fellow-eitizous. Au ex?
cellent merchant of Connecticut, prnieo . by
till who know him, was plunged int i prison
by Bm z, where ho waa immured because it
waa feurod he would writo against thu treaty
of annexion, and thia captivity waa prolonged
with tho connivance of two agent i of tho Pro
sident, one of whom Und? constant favor
with him, and is part of tho military ring im?
mediately about him. 1 hat auch au outrage
could go unpunished shows the little regard
of the President for l uman rights, whether
in white or black.
I confess my trials, ns I waa called to wit
neaa theae things. Always a supporter of thc
Administration, and sincerely desiring to
labor with it, I bad never uttered a word with
regard to it except in kindness. My early op?
position to the treaty ot annexation was re?
served, so that for eomo limo my opinions
were unknown, lt was only when I saw tho
breach of all law, human and divino, that I
was aroused, and then began the anger of tho
Probidect and of his rings, military and sena?
torial. Devoted to tho African raco, I lolt for
them, besides being humbled that tho great
republic, acting through its President, could
set such an example, where tho National
Constitution, international law and humanity
were all sacrificed. Especially wa? I moved
when I saw the indignity to the colored raco
which waa accomplished by trampling upon u
fundamental principio of internat iona* law,
('eclaring the equality of nations, ns our De?
claration of Independence declares tho equal?
ity of men. This terrible transaction, wnich
nobody can defend, ia among tho "antece?
dents'1 of President Grant, from which you
cnn judgo how much the colored race can rely
upon bia "heartfelt sympathies." Nor cnn it
be forgotten, that shortly afterward, ou the
return of tho com mission from this island,
Hon. Frederick I" nug hi ss, the colored orator,
Accomplished in manners as in eloquence, was
thrust away front tho company ot tho coot
missioner* ut tho common labio of Ibo mail
packet on tho Potomac, almost within sight ?it
the ExectPivo Mansion, simply on ucconut of
his color; but tho President, ut whose invita?
tion ho bad joined tho commiasion, ueve-r ut?
tered a worn in condemnation of thin exclu?
sion, und when cutertaiuiug tho returned
commissioners at dinner, carefully omitted
Mr. Douglass, who nus in Washington at tho
timo, and thus repeated the indignity. Other
things might be mentioned showing tho sym?
pathies of tho President, but I cannot forgot
the civil rights bill, which ia tho cap stone of
that equality beforo the law to which all aro
entitled, without distinction of color. Presi?
dent Grant, who c. nhl lobby ao assiduously
for bia St. Domingo scheme, lull of wrong to
tho colored raco, could do nothing for thia
beneficent meaeuro. Dulinga long* session
of Congress, it was discussed constantly, and
tho colored people everywhere hung upon the
debate but there waa no word of "heartfelt
sympathy "jfrom the President. Atlast, just be?
fore thc nominating convention, ho addressed
a letter to a meeting of colored fellow-citizens
in Washington, called to advance this cause,
whore he avoided tho question, by declaring
himself in fa\or of "the exe so of those
rights to which every citizen B ld bs justly
entitled," leaving it uncertain w dher colored
people aro justly entitled to ' i rights se?
cured by the pending hill. I un TStand that
Horace Greeley bas already been assailed by
an impracticable Democrat aa fiiendly to thia
bill, but nobody bas lisped againat President
Grant on thia account.
Among "autecodenta," I deem it my duty
to mention the little capacity or indujt-y nf
the President iu protecting colored potpie
and in assuring peace at tho South. Nobody
can doubt that a amati portion ot tho effort
and earnest will, even without the lobby ing
so freely given to tho San Domingo scheme,
would have averted those Eu Klux outrages
which we deplore, so tint there would have
been no pretence for further legislation by
Congress. But ho waa disabled both by cha?
racter and tho drawback of his own conduct.
After violating tho Constitution and interna?
tional law to insult tho black republic, and
setting an example of insubordination, he
was not in condition to rebuke law-broakera.
II. Passing from "ant?c?dents," I como
now to tho "present position" or tho two can
didatea, which is the BUbject ot your next in?
quiry. If in any former particulars tho two
are on an equality, yet iu all substantial re?
specta tbs envious advantage ia vs it h Horace
Greeley. Each waa nominated by a Republi?
can convention, ono at Cincinnati and the
other at Philadelphia, so that in this respect
they may seem to tie ou au equality. But it
will not fail to bu obaerved that tho conven?
tion at Cincinnati waa composed of able and
acknowledged tte publicans, many of whom
have acted ?iib the party from its first for?
mation, who, without previous organization,
came together voluntarily for thu sake of re?
form and purity in tho Government; while, on
the other hann, tho convention at Philadel?
phia was composed of delegates chosen
largely- under the influence of stockholders,
who assembled to sustain what is known aa
Grautism, being tho personal government
and perennal pre tensions or Grant, involving
nepotism, repayment of gifts by official pa
tronage, ne'gleet of public ?luly, absenteeism
militaiv rulo, diri..gard of constitution ami
law, with general unfitness and indignity to
the colored race - all of which ia BO unrppub
licun RS to make ita support impossible for
true lit publicans. Theiefore, tho conven?
tion at Philadelphia, though calling itself
Itcptiblican, was less Republican in reality
than that at Cincinnati. Tho two platforms,
eo far aa concerns eapecially tbocolored men,
are alike in substance, but that of Cincinnati
ia expressed in torms moat worthy of thc
( qual rights it states and claims: "We recog?
nize tho equality of all men before, tho law,
aud bold that it is the duty of Government iu
its dealings with tho people to mote out et]ii?)
and exact justice, to all, of whatever nativity,
race, color or persuasion, religions or politi?
cal." In other respecta, tho platform of Cin?
cinnati is tho most Republican, inasmuch aa
itsotsitaolfagaiust those unropublican abuses
which have been nursed by the President
into pernicious activity.
From tho two nominations and two plat
forma I come to tho supporters Of the candi?
dates, and h< re 1 look, brr t. ut those immedi?
ately about them, and, st cornily, ut tho popu?
lar support behind. Romeo Greeley has
among bia immediate supp-.rt? rn, in all parts
of tho country, devoted mid consistent Re?
publicans, always eames! for r? form and pu?
rity in Gov i linn nt, on wliese lives then) ie n?i
shadow ol Huspici? ii-b< ing u contract in I
character to thoBO ringa which play auch a
part io the present Administration. Tho
country knows too well the military ring, tho
senatorial ring, and th? cuBtom houaeiing,
through which the PresidentactB. Buch sup?
porters are a very poor recommendation.
Looking at tho popular support behind, the
advantage is still with Horace Greeley. Pre?
sident Grant has at his back tho diversified
army of office-holders, drilled to oboy tho
word of command. Tho speeches praising
him are hy office-holders a lid members of
rings. Horace Greeley finds Hooking to his
support largo numbers of Ropublioans unwill?
ing tu continue tho existing misrule, and as
allies with them a regen oral cd party which
ernies forward to unite in this Liberal mo ve?
inent. Democrats, in joining Horaco Greeley,
have chutiged cimply as President Grant
changed v. tun hu joined tho Republicans, ex?
cept that ho was rewarded at once with high
office. Thu change is open. Adopting ttie
Republican platform, which places the equal
rights of all under the safeguurd of irrcversi
blu guarantees and at th' same time accept?
ing thc uutniualion of a life-time Abolidonist,
who represo its iirc-cinincutly tho nen I inion t
ot duty to the colored race, tb ny have set t bei r
corporate se al tb tho sacred covenant. They
may continue Dem?crata in name, hut thoy
are in reality Republicans, hy tho same title
that those who sustain Republican principles
arc Republicans, or rather they aro Demo?
crats, according to tho original signification
ot that word, dedicated tu the rights of t ho
people-, lt is idle to say that Horaco Greeley
and Ibo Republicana that nominated him arc
any 1OH9 Hepubhcan because Democrats Unite
with them in suppriit <>f cherished principles
and thu candidate who represents them. Con?
versions are alway* welcome, and not liss to
because the change it? iu a multitude rather
than un individual. A political party cannot,
if it would, and should, not, if it could, shut
the door against converts, whether counted
by tho econ-, tho hundred or tho thousand;
and so we find that the supporters of Presi?
dent Grant announce with partisan triumph
the adhesion ot a Bingle Democratic politician
or a single Democratic newspaper. On equal
reason, and with higher pride, may tho sup?
porters of Horaco Greeley announce tho ad?
hesion of tho Democratic party, which, turu
ing from the things that are ht hind, presses
on to those that aro before.
It is also idle to Bay that tho election of
Iloraco Greeley as President, with Gratz
Brown as Vice-President, both unchangeable
Republicans, will be tho return of tho Demo?
cratic party to power. On tho contrary, it
will ho tho inauguration of Republican prin?
ciples, under tho safeguard of a Republican
President and Republican vice-President,
with Democrats as avowed supporter?. In
tho organization of his administration and
in thc conduct of affaire, Horace Greeley will
naturally lean upon those who represent best
tho great promises mado of equal rights anA
reconciliation at Cincinnati. If Dem?crata*
are taken, it will he aa Republicans iu heart,
recognizing tho associate terina uf tho soil le?
mont as an irreversible finality. Tho hardi?
hood of political falsehood reaches itft ex?
treme point, when it is asserted that under
Horace Greeley th? lie editen will Le re-cn
slaved, or that colored people will in uuy way
suffer in their equal rights. (Ju the contrary,
they have in his election i,ot only the pro?
mises nf tho platform, hut also tho splendid
example for a full generation, during which
be baa never wavered in tho assertion of their
rights. To supposa that Horace Greeley,
when placed where he can do them the moot
good, will depart from the rulo of his honest
lifo, is an insult to reason. Then fore. 1 put
aside tho partir?n allegations that Horace
Greeley has gone to the Democrats, or thal
ho will bo controlled hy Democrats. Fach is
without foundation or reason, according to
my judgment. They aro attempts to avoid
what you recognize as tho true issue, being
the question hetwten tho two candidates, or,
perhaps, they may bo considered aa scare?
crows, to deter the'timid. Nobody who votes
for Iloraco Orceley will go to tho Democrats,
nor do I believe that when elected Horaco
Greeley will be under any influence except
that enlightened conscience which will keep
him ever true to the principles ho represents.
It is none the lesa idle to suppose that Dem??
crata supporting Horace Greeley expect or
desire ttiat ho should depart from thoac prin?
ciples which aro tho glory of bis charactei.
They havo accepted tho Cincinnati platform
with its two fold promises-, and intend in
good faith to maintain it . Democrats cannot
turn hack who, at tho Convention adopting
thia platform, sang Greeley songs to tho tune
.it "Old Johu Brown, his soul ia maretiing
un." Seeking especially the establishment
of character in tho National Government,
they will expect their President to be always
true to himself.
Gentlemen, in thus answering your two in?
quiries, 1 have shown why you, as colored
tellow-citizens.and also all who would uphold
your rights anti Bavo the colored race from
indignity, should refuse to sanction the re?
election of the President, and put your trust
in Horace Greeley. I ought to add that with
him will ho associated as vice-President
Gratz Brown, whom I havo known for years aa
a most determined Abolitionist. Tho two to?
gether will carry into tho National Govern?
ment an unswerving devotion to your rights,
not to ho disturbed by partisan dictation or
sectional pn judice. Besides all this, which
may fitly guido jon in determining between
the two candidates}, it is my duty to remind
you that, as citizen* of the United Staten, and
part of the country, your welfare ie indisso?
lubly associated with that of tho whole coun?
try. Where all aro prosperous you will ho
gainers. Therefore, while justly carelul of
your own righta, you cannot be indifferent tu
the blessings of good government, lt is for
you to consider whether the tiruo has not
como for something better than the sword,
and whether a character like Horaco Greeley
does uot give stronger assurance of good go?
vernment thau can be found in thu insulter of
the colored race, already famous from the
ringa about him and his plain inaptitude for
civil life. The supporters of President errant
compel us to edisoi ve his offences and short
coin mg?. Tho comparison they challenge
cannot bo declined, lt w?l h? tor others iu
tho present canvass to hold it before the
American people. Speaking now for myself,
I have to say that my vote will bo given for
Horaco Greelej ; but in giving it I do not go to
the Democratic party, nor am 1 any less a
Republican. On Ibo contrary, I am so much
of a Republican that I cannot support a can?
didate whoso conduct in civil life shows an
Incapacity to appreciate Republican princi?
ples, au I whnee administration is marked by
acts ot delinquincy, especially to tho colored
rac. , h;. the sob-.>! which the allegations on
tin- impeachment of Androw Johnson were
tee.lii ical and trivial. Unquestionably Presi?
dent < irani deserved impeachment for high
cii.Lcs and misdemeanors, rather than u re?
nomination, und on the trial ii Wolf il have
boen enough to exhibit his seizure of tin war
power and his indignity to the black republic,
with its population of 8fJ?,0?0, in violation nf
tho NationalConstitution and of international
law. And here a contrast arises between him
and Abraham Lincoln. Tho latter, in hi? first
annual message, recommended tho recogni?
tion of what he called tho ^independence and
sovereignty of Hayti," but it is at theso that
Presid? nt Grant has struck. Ono of Abra?
ham Lincoln's first acts was to put the black
republic on an ?quality with the other
powers; one ol President Oranl's was to de?
I am sn much of a Republican that I wiall
to soo in thu Presidential chair a life-time
Abolitionist. I also wish a President sincerely
devoteel to civil service reform, beginning
with tho "ono-term principle," which Presi?
dent Grant once accepted, hut now disowns.
I also wish a President who sets tho example
of industry and unselfish dedication to the
public good. And I wish to soo a President
through whom wo may oxpect poaco and har?
mony, instead of discord. Strangely, Presl
di nt Grant scorns to tlolight in etrifo. If ho
finds ho enemy, ho falls upon his friends, as
when he si niel; at tho black republic, insulted
Rustr?a in his annual message, offended both
France and Germany, and then, in personal
relations, quarreled generally. Hy own per
snnal experience teaches how tut il o ia the
charge, tuat because lioraco Greeley receives
Democratic votes, therefore ho becomes a
Democrat, or lapaes uuder Democratic con?
trol. I was firat choaen to tho (Senate by a
coalition of Free Boilers and Dem?crata. D??
mocratie votea helped make me Senator from
Massachusetts, aa they alao helped make my
excellent, friend. Mr. Chum?, Senator from
Ohio, and will help mako Horace Greeley Pro
Bident. But neither Mr. Chase nor myself
was on thia account less faithful as Freo
Boilers, and, answering tor myself, I know that
I novor became a Democrat or lapsed under
Democratic control. 1 do not doubt that Ho?
race Greeley will bo equally conaistent. The
ct irge to tho contrary, ao vehemently repeat?
ed, seems to reflect the character ot those
who mako it, except that they may ropeat it
by rote. There is a common saying, "Princi?
ples, not mon," and on thia ground an appeal
ia made for President Grant, feeling j ustly
that, in any pomonal comparison with horace
Greeley, ho muat fail. Hut a better aaying ia,
"Principles and men." I am for the princi?
pies o? tho Republican party in contradiction
to (ira ut lum, ana I am f. r tue man who truly
repr?senta them. By these principles I shall
stand, for them I shall labor, and iu their tri?
umph I shall alwaya rejoico. If any valued
friend separates from mo now, it will bo be?
cause he plows n mun above principles. Early
in public lil?, t declared my litilo heed for
party, and my indifference to tho name by
which I am cal ed; ?nd now I confers my
want of sympathy with those who .vonld cling
to tho torm alter ita spirit baa lied.
Allowine to call attention to another and
controlling consideration, which cannot bu
neglected by thu good citizen. Watching thu
remarkable movement, that baa ended in thu
double nomination of Horace Greeley, it ia
eaay to seo that it did not proceed from poli
ticiaiia, whether at Ciucinua i or Baltimore.
Evidently it waa the heart of tho people, sore?
ly wrung by war and the controversies it en?
gendered, which found thia expression. Sir
Philip Sidney said or the uprising in the Ne?
di ui lands, "lt ia tho spirit of the Lord, and is
irresistible," and such a spirit is manifest
now. Nothwithbtanding the counteracting
influence of politicians-Republican and De?
mocratic-in the face of persistent ridicule
and against the extravagance of unscrupulous
opposition-tho nomination at Cincinnati waa
triumphantly adopted at Baltimore Such an
unpiecedcntcd victory, without concert or
Erepulsion of any kind, can be explained only
y supposing that it ia in harmony with a po?
pular longing. That Democrats, und espe?
cially those of tho South, should adopt a life?
time Abolitionist for Presid? ntie anasBuranco
of willingness to asbociate the righta of their
colored fellow-citizens with that reconciliation
of which Horace Greeley was an early repre?
se ntative. In standing by Je fferaon Davis at
his trial, and signing bia bail-bond, ho showed
(ho Bamo sentiment of humanity he BO con?
stantly displayed in standing by tho colored
race throughout their prolonged trial, so thai
the two discordant races lind kindred hospi?
tality iu him, end he thus becomes a tie ol'
Thc nomination baa been adopted by thc
Democrats, in convention isscmbled. This
was au event which the supportera of Presi?
dent Grant declared impossible. I do not see
how it csu be regarded otherwise than as ii
peaee-i Hering. AB such, it is of infinito
value. It ia a revolution, ?nd its aucesa in
pacifying the country will be iu proportion to
its acceptance by ua. 1 dare not neglect the
great opportunity, nor can .1 stand aloof. It
ia in harmony with my lifo, which places
peace abu vu il things" except the rights ol
mau. "Ihn- fm*, in constant iffjtts for the
colored race, I have einceroly hong ht thu
good of ul', winch 1 was tnro would be best
obtained Ul f.llliUnig I be promises ot tho De
e-laratinn of Jniiipenitence,, making all equal
in rights. The spirit in which 1 acted appears
in un early speech, where 1 said: "Nothing in
hate: nothing in vengeance." Never have I
asked tor punishment. Most anxiously have
1 looked for the time, which seems now at
band, when there should bo reconciliation
not only'between tho North nnd South, but
between the two races, so that the two sec?
tions and tho two race.a may be lifted from
the ruts and grooves iu which they are uow
fastened, ami instead of irr Hating antagonism
without end, there uhall bu sympathetic co?
Tho exiating differences ought to be ended.
There ia ? time for all things, and we are ad?
monished, by ? wide spread, popular upris?
ing, bursting thu bouda of party, that tho
timo has como for estrangement lo cease be?
tween people who, by the ordinance of God,
must livo together. Gladly do I welcome tho
happy signs; nor can I observe, without re
gret, thu colored people, in organized muBBca,
rosis ing the friendly overtures, even to the
extent of intimidating those who are the other
way. It ia tor them to consider carefully
whether they should not take advantage of
tho unexpected oputiing and recognize thc
bail-bond given at Rainmore as the assurance
of peae?, holding ibo parties to the full per
formalic? of ita conditions. Provided alwaya
that their rights are fixed, I am auroit cannot
be best for the colored people to band together
in ? hostile camp, provoking antagonism and
keeping alive the separation of races. Above
all there must be no intimidation, but every
voter must act freely, without constraint irom
league or lodge. Much better will it be when
the two political partie? compete fur your
votea, each anxinua for your support. Only
then will that citizenship, by which you are
entitled to thu ? quat rights of all have ita na?
tural fruits. Only then will there be that
harmony which ia essential to a true civiliza?
tion. Tho present position of the colored
cittzoD i* perilous. He ia exposed to injurious
pressure when bo needs supp?t t. But I sue
no early extrication except in the way pro?
posed. Let him cut adrift from manager*
who would wield bim nu r. ly aa a political
f.irce, with little regard to his OWH good, and
bravely stand by tho candidate who has stood
by him. If D?mocrate unite with him, so,
much thc better. The association ouce begnn
must naturally ripen in common friendship
I am tor peace in read'y se in name. From
the bottom of my heart 1 ?rn for peace, and 1
welcome all that makes lor peace. With
deep-felt satisfaction, I lememher that nu
citizen who drew his aword against na haa
suffered by tho hand of the executioner. lu
just association with thia humanity will be
thu triumph of equal rights when thu pro?
mises of tho great declaration aro all fulfilled,
and our people are united, as never before., in
the enduring fellowship of a common citizen?
ship. To thia epd, there must be reconcilia?
tion, nor can I withhold my hand. Freely I
accept tho hand that is offered, and reach
forth my own in friendly graap. lam against
tho policy of hate; I am against fanning an?
cient fiamos into continued life; I am against
raking in the aahoa of tho past for coals of
tiro yet huming. Pile up tho ashes; extin
?nts n the flamea; abolish the hate: euoh is my
caire. And now, turning to the Democratic
pe i tv. I hold it to all the covenants solemnly
given in tho adoption of a Republican plat?
form, with Horace Greeley as candidate
There can bo no backward step.
With no common sympathy I have observed
that Mr. Hendricks, ?a leading Democrat, 1
whom I knew and esteemed iu tho Senate, 1
baa recently announced his acceptance of tho
constitutional amondmente, with their logi
cal result a. Ho proposes, as a propor key?
note to tho extraordinary movement now
swelling to a auro triumph, "Just Laws and |
Public Virtue." This ia a worthy aspiration, :
entirely fit on thii occasion. My key-note is. I
"Tho Unity of tho Republic, and tho Equal
Rights ot AU, with Reconciliation." Snch iu
my erv, und wherever my voico can roach, .
there do I insist upon all thoae, h um h.y invok- 1
ing tho blessingsof Divino Providence, which, 1
I believe, must descend upon such a cause.
Accept my best wishes for yoursulvoa per- I
eonally and for tho people yon represent, and ;
believe mo. gentlemen, your faithful friend, I
CHARLES SOMN? R.
To Dr. AUGUSTA, W. H. WOBMLEY, and ethe rf.
Change of Schedule.
WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA St ACCOSTA lt. Ii. Co .
WILMINGTON, N. G., July 81. ib72.
ES T* Matfa AFTER this date tho
m^z&f^f^Tmr* following schedule will
be ruu by trainB on this road:
OAT EXFBEBB THAIN [BAILY.]
Leavo Wilmington [Union Depot) 8 26 A. SI.
Arrive at Florence. 9.18 A. M.
Arrivo at Columbia. 1.35 P.M.
Leave Columbia. 12.00 M.
Arrive at Florence. 4.10 P. M.
Arrivo Wilmington [Union Depot] 10.25 P. M.
NIGHT EXPRESS THAIN.
Leavo Wilmington [Union Depot] 5.45 P. M.
Arrive at Florence. .... li.38 P. M.
Arrivo at Columbia. 3.45 A. M.
Leavo Columbia. 10 20 P. M.
Arrivo at Florence. 2 09 ?! M.
Arrivo at Wilmington. 8.00 A. M.
No NIGHT TRAINS leave Wilmington or
Columbia Sunday P. M.
July 31 JAS. ANDERSON, Gen'l Sup't.
Charlotte. Columbia and Augusta B.B
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Juno 9,1872.
edo. duli- will be run over tbiB road:
Train No. 1. Train No. 2.
Leave Charlotte.COO A. M. 8 20 P. ht.
Leave Columbia.1.54 P. M. 3.40 A. M.
Arrive Augusta.7.45iP. M. 8.20 A. il.
Leave August.G 35 A. M. 5 50 P. M.
Leave Columbia_12 30 P. M. 11.(2 P. M,
Arrive Charlotte.7.42 P. M. G.C0 A. M.
Standard Timo ten minutca blower then
Washington; tit minutes ahead ColumLia.
No. 1 Train daily. No. 2 Train daily, Sun?
days excepted. Botb trains make close con?
nection to all points North, South and Weat.
Through ticketB sold and baggage checked
to all principal pointa.
E. P. ALEXANDER, General Sup.
E.R. DQBSEY, Gen. Freight and Ticket Agent
Greenville and Colombia Bailroad
PASSENGER TRAIN SCHEDULE.
ESfttt AH E?1I??3?B3 DAILY, Sundays
with NightTraina on South Carolina Railroad
up and down; also with 1 rains going North
and ?South on Charlotte, Columbia and Ac
gusta Railroad, and Wilmington, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad.
Leavo Columbia at.7.45 a. m.
Leavo Alston. 9 35 a. ta.
Leavo Newberry.;.11.15 a. m.
Leavo Cokesbury.2.45 p. m.
Leavo Relton. 4 80 p. m.
Arrive at Greenville. (J.10 p. m..
heave Greenville at. ii.JW a. m.
Leavo Relton.8.30 a.m.
Leavo Cokesbury.10 15 a. m.
Leavo Newberry".. 1 30 p. m.
Leave Alston. 3 20 p.m.
Arrivo at Columbia.5 10 p. m.
Andirton Branch ami Blue Ridge Division.
Leavo Walhalla. 4.45 a. m. Arrivo 7.60 p. m.
Leavo Perry ville 5 25 a. m. Leavo 7.15 p. m.
Leave Pendleton G.10 a. m. Leavo G 80 p. m.
Leavo Anderson 7 10 a. m. Leavo 6 30 p. m.
Arrive at Relton 8.CO a. m. Leavo 4 SO p. m.
Accommodation Traine run on Branch Reads
un Mundays, Wednesdays ana Frideys.
Leave Cokesbury for AV.beville at.. 10.20 a. m.
Leave Abbeville for Cokesburv.... 1.30 p. m.
THOMAS DODAMFAD, Gen. Sup.
M. T. BABTLETT, General Ticket Agent.
~Hichmond and Danville Bailrcsd.
i^<raPSC7Tu??5?a CONDENSED TIME
MBB *CT Ift??ptZm? TABLE, in effect on and
alter Sunday, June 2,1872:
ST.VTIONH. KAIL. EXFBEFS.
Leave Greensboro. 1 15 A. M. 10 00 A. M.
Leave Danville. 3 54 A. M. 12 48 P. M.
Leavo Burkvillo. 9 10 A. M. 5 45 P. M.
Leave Amelia C. H ... .10 02 A. M. C.40P. M.
Arrivo at Richmond.. .12 02 P. M. 8.47 P. M.
Leave Richmond. 2.35 P. M. 5.20 A. M.
Lcuvo Amelia C. H.4.50 P.M. 7 20 A.M.
Leavo Burkvillo. 5.45 P. M. 8 28 A. M.
Leave Danville.10 60 P. M. 12.55 P. M.
Arrive at Greensboro.. 1.10 A. M. 8.60 P. M.
Trains leaving Richmond at 2.35 P. M., ai d
at 5 20 A.M., connect at Greensboro with
trains on North Carolina Division, for all
pointa Sooth. PaseengtrB leaving Richmond
at 2.85 P. M., connect at Greensboro with
train for all points East of Greensboro. Pas?
senger train leaving Raleigh at 7 60 P.M.,
connects at Greensboro with Northern-hound
Mail train, arriving in Richmond at 12 02 P.
M. JOHN R. MACMURDO,
General Freight and Ticket Agent.
T. M. R. 1 ALce.T, Engineer and Gen. Sup't.
NORTH C". A U Ol.INA DIVISION.
8TATIONB. MAIL. EXFREf.S.
Leave Charlotte. 8 40P.M. 6.30A.?1.
Leave Salisbury.10.47 P. M. 8.47 A. M.
Leave High Point.12 28 A. M. 10 19 A. M.
Arrive at Greensboro. 1.1-9 A. M. 1100 A.M.
Leave Greensboro.... 1.50 A. M. 11.10 A.M.
Leave Company Shops 3 30 A. M. 12 21 P. M.
Leave Hillsboro. 4 38 A. M.
Leave Raleigh.7 SO A. M.
Arrive at Qoldsboro.. .10 10 A. M.
Leave Goldibaro. 4 00 P. M.
Leave Raleigh. 7.15 P. M.
Leave Hillsboro.9 31 P. M.
Leave Company ShopB.ll 10 P. M. 2 15 P. M.
Arrive at Greensboro. 12 24 A. M. 3 30 P. M .
Leave Greensboro_1.10 A. M. 4.00 P. M.
Leave High Point_ 162 A. M. 4.40 P. ii.
Leave Salisbury. 3 32 A.M. 6 13 P.M.
Arrive at Charlotte... 5.35 A. M. 8 10 A. M.
1'uesenger train leaving Raleigh 11 7 15 P.
M., connects at Greensboro with Northern
hound train; making the quickest time to all
Northern citie-s. Price of tickets esme aa tia
other route s. Mail trains daily, both ways,
over entiro length of road. Expret-B daily
between Company Shops and Charlotte (Sun?
days excepted.) AU puseenger trains connect
at Greensboro with tra?na to and from Rich?
mond. Pullman Palace Cars on all night trains
between Charlotte and Richmond, without
change. 8. E. ALLEN. Gen. Ticket Agent.
W. H.GREEK. Master Transportation.
Change of Schedule.
BOUTB CAROLINA RAILHOAP COMPANY,
COLUMBIA, S. C., JUDO 9,1872.
r^'amBB-riBSaWs Change of Schedule
S^SIMW^ to go into effect oi.
and alter SuL?ay, 24th instant :
MAIL AND FABMKKOEB THAIN.
Leave Columbia at. 7 40 a m
Arrive at Charleston at. 3 20 p c
Leave Charleston at.H.K'an
I rrivo at Columbia at. 3.40 pm
NIGHT EXPHE8S, FUEIOUT AND AC<e>BIM01>ATie>N
TRAIN, [Sundays excepted.]
Leave Columbia at.6.t0 p n.
Arrive at Charleston at.7.( 0 a n.
Leave Charleston at.7.10 pm
Arrive at Columbia at.G.40 a m
Camden Accommcdatinn Train will c< n
tinuo to mn to Columbia as formerly-Men
lays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.
A. L. TYLER, Vice-Presides t
S. B. PIOKINS, General Ticket Anent. ,
Summer Schedule S. & U. B. B.,
rmxmm^? DOWN TRAIN, UP TRAIN.
?9ME3?9 Arrive. Leave. Arrive. Leave
Spartanburg.. 5 30 5.25
Batesville... . GOO G.00 4.f8 4.53
Pacolot. fi (8 ?U3 4.40 4.45
Tonesville. C.-?3 G.48 4. CB 4.10
Unionvillo.... 7 25 7 60 3.05 8.25
San tuc. 8 20 8 25 2.80 2.35
Fish Dam.. . 8.40 8.45 2.10 2.15
Shelton. 9.15 9 20 1.35 1.40
Lyles' Ford... 9.40 9.45 1.19 1.17
Strother. 10.05 10.10 12.60 12 55
Alston. 11 00 i<?,00
May 24 TIIOS. B. ETER. President