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KUTIIE11E011D 13. HAYES,
of oh io.
FOR VICE-PRESI WENT.
WILLIAM IL WHEELER;
of nf\v york
SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1876.
The probability is that the Demo
cratic Convention on the 15th will
adjourn without making nominations
for any of tho Stato offices. This will
bo a virtual surrender of the field to
The Cotton Traffic.
Last week we published a call for
a meeting of all citizens opposed to
this questionable business to nsscm.
ble at St. Matthews Academy to
"adopt measures looking to tho
suppression of the evil." Tho call
was signed by Dr. J. W. Summers,
Capt. J. \Y. Sellers, and other promi
nent gentlemen of St. Matthews, and
invited persons of both colors to be
in attendance. We have not ascer
tained what was done, but trust that
measures were adopted that will
prevent the wholesale buying of seed
cotton which disgraced our County
last fall, and mado the farmers, who
had worked hard during the hot
sweltering summer, poor indeed. In
some localities two thirds of the cot
ton crop was spirited away in the
?-tifght *ime, and purchased by country
shops for rot gut whiskey aud mean
tobacco. We have been in the
neighborhood of the County in which
Dr. Summers lives, and know that
ho and others with him have a right
to complain. The evil last year was
alarming in its extent, and if the
Spirit is not checked it will become
intolorable this fall. It is not only
the white farmers that Buffer. The
colored men have their fields robbed
In tho same manner. Shop kocpers
who mnko it a practice to atay up all
night to buy stolen cotton, will tell
thf jr thieving agents to pick.tho cot
ton ? of. the black men, or any body
^else's they can get their hands on.
We advise that committees be ap
pointed to Watch suspicious parties,
and when detected, that their names
he funrished to the Foreman of our
Grand Jury. We shall have more
to say on this subject after a while.
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Came Very Wear It.
As we predicted last week, Genfl
Duller's visit to Charleston meant
business, as the following correspond
ence will show. For once the Press
has not got the worst of it. Captain
Dnwsou's reply Is manly and to the
point. He has better work to per
form for South Carolina than the
putting of himself up over in Augusta
as a target lo be shot at; yet if there
be any who have a longing thirst for
Iiis Mood, lie can always be found at
his plase of business, where, at their
coming, he will not raise the "white
flag." If there are any doubting
Thoiuasses on this subject, Captain
Dawson has, in the plainest words
lie could command, "bidden them
put this to the test." It wont do to
pick at a man always. With bhe
majority .of tho people in this State,
fhe editor of the A'civs and Courier
hf." come out at the big end of the
Here is the correspondenoc :
0(>itit i-sr< >xi >r.n<? r b):tw j : i.n G1;x t: u
a Li Gary and Captain D?wb?n.
Edgkfield C. H., S. C, July 25.
Captain F. W. Dnwson, Editor
Charleston Stews and Courier.
Sih : Your card published in tho
Charleston Journal of Commerce, of
July 24th iustant, must suggest to
every "man of honor" my course of
conduct toward you. lu response to
it I request that you will name, at
an early day, some place outside the
limits of tho State of South Carolina,
where I may address a further com
munication to you touching tho ntlair
between us, Your obedient servant,
M. \V. Gary.
Ol-tice of tde NlAVS and courier,
No. 19 Broad Street,
Charleston, p. c, July 25.
General M. W. Gary.
Sin: Your note of this date is
received. It is a woll known fact in
South Carolina that the principles by
which I am governed do not allow
me to engage in a duel. Nonethe
less do I hold myself personally re
sponsible for every word I have writ
ten, and especially for my opinions
and lauguago i cgarding you. I shall
not, new or hereafter, go out of my
way to meet you; but I can always be
found by those who seek me. You
have intimated that there is a likcli
hood that I shall, at 3 our coming,
raise the "white flag." I have, in
the plainest words I could command,
bidden you put thiB to the test.
A hostile message, which it was a
foregone conclusion that I should de
cline, may satisfy you. It certainly
is not, under the circumstances, tho
most direct way to resent my course
and maintain the position you had
taken. I am, yours obedientlv,
F. W. Dawson.
Political Meeting at Griffins.
On Saturday last wo attended a
meetiDg at Griffin's Precinct which
was largely attended by Republicans.
A. F. Browning, Esq., was elected
Chairman by a largo aud enthusias
tic vote, and Rev. Thos. Brown was
requested to act as Secretary. The
Chairman stated that the meeting
had been called for the pur
pose of discussing the political situa
tion, and advised moderation and
harmony in tho ranks of the Repub
lican party. Now was no time for
dissension, rashness, ill temper, or
the inauguration of extreme meas
should be tho watch-word, and not
appeals to passion for the sake of per
A committee was appointed to se
lect speakers for the day. More than
a dozcu were reported, tho most of
whom spoke to their own satisfaction
if not to that of all present.
Representative Morgan was the
first introduced. Ho reviewed his
record to his own satisfaction, and
demonstrated to his audienco the
terriblo calamity that would befall
them if they refused to sec things
through his spectacles. According
to his theory, it takes a man two years
in tho Legislature boforo he can be
gin to icarn hew to represent a con
stituency. A second term is necessa
ry as the finishing part of a legisla
tor's schooling, ago, Mr. Morgan
thought it would be gross ingrati
tude on the part of his constituents
if they neglected or refused to return
him to the General Assembly.
Mr. Morgan's speech about white
men, and especially white women,
would have been more becoming in
Sitting Bull than a South Carolina
John Sellers, a plain, blunt spoken
colored man, made a temporat c and
conciliatory speech, a ul advised th c
colored people to do nothing to an
tagonize the races. Office seekers
would make base appeals to the black
man to secure his vote, and when he
got into trouble they would desert him
and leave him to his. fate. He did
not believe in office holders advising
the people to do that which they
would not do themselves. He was in
for an honest government, and lie
wanted some men of sense elected to
Noah Davis followed in the same
strain, advising the people to search
closely the records of the men whom
they had honored with office, before
making up their minds to support
them for ic-clectiou.
Tony Tyler also warned the poopl e
against men who went about the
county truntpctting tboir own claims
j The Rev. Thos Brown spoke next
and made a speech advising Republi
cans to stand together everywhere,
and urging every man to .do his duty.
J. Felder Meyers, Esq., was next
called upon. He counselled ihc Kc
publicnns to so conduct themselves as
to win the respect and ^confidence of
men of all particj. They were free
now, and they need have no fear that
the bug-bear of slavery would ever
again disturb their peace of mind.
Aud as free men, oach should vie
with the other in his endeavor to
make a good citizen. There was an
important campaign before U3, but it
could be fought harmoniously and
consummated in peace aud good order
if the Republicans willed it. The
time for rash words end iucendiary
speeches had passed. Orderly citi
zenship and good government were
the essentials of the hour, and not
that strife of heart and mind that
demagogues fain would sow. It had
been said by some of the speakers
that the Democrats meant to carry
tho election by force. He did not
believe it. They of courso would do
their utmost to triumph, but he did
not think they would resort to vio
lence to compass that end. *;They
would have nothing to gain by any
such conduct; and the speaker be
lieved that they were almost as much
interested in the preservation of peace j
as they wero in winning the coming
election. Iii conclusion Mr, Meyers
urged those assembled to be firm and
steadfast, and all would bo well in
A number of other speakers fol
Mr. Browniug closed the meeting
at a late hour in the afternoon in a
few pertinent aud timely remarks.
Ii may be put down as a verity that
Griffin's poll is all right.
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Democratic County Convention.
Forsuant to the call ufCaptj. Jas.
F. Izlar, chairman of the Democratic
party of Orangeburg County, a Con
vention was held in the Fair Build
ing on Thursday last for the purpose
of electing six delegates to represent
this County in the State Convention
to be held in Columbia on the 15th
inst? Twenty-one out of the twenty*
two Townships in the County were
represented by full delegations. Capt.
Izlar called the Convention to order
and requested Mr. A. D. Fair to act
as Secretary, iu tho place of the
permanent Secretary, Mr. B. P. Izlar,
j who was absent. After stating in a
I succinct aud inteUcgcnt man- j
l ncr the object for which the couvon
I tion had assembled, an expression of
' the views of the delegates was cal'cd
I for, With surprising unanimity the
convention moved in one direction.
There was no i.iscord worth mention
ing, induced, in a great measure wc
suppose, by the wise and conserva
tive views expressed by the chairman.
After a good deal of friendly dis
cussion, Mr. W. A. Kastcrlin intro
duced the following resolutions, the
first four of which were adopted unan
imously. For*the 5tli resolution, Col
A. D. Goodwyn moved as an amend
ment that the delegates, when o'ected,
should be instructed to go straightout,
and do nothing to hinder the State
Convention from making Democratic
nominations from Governor down.
After discussion tho amendment was
lost, and the 5th resolution adopted
as originally introduced. Here arc
the resolutions :
Resolved, That in tho opinion of
this Convention, political Reform
should be the primary object and para
mount issue in the present Campaign.
2 That in futhcrancc of this object
wc will use our best efforts, and will
not cease to work, until wc shall
.havo redeemed the State from the
curse of an infamous government,
which threatens its utter ruin.
0 That in the judgment of this
Convention the condition of affairs in
South Carolina imperatively c tils
upon every hiiui who is nol false to
his country and himself, to come
forward now, and join his fellow
citizens of tho Democratic party in a
united effort to redeem tho State.
4 That we heurtly approve of and
endorse the platform of the National
Democratic party recently adopted
by the National Democratic Conven
tion at St. Louis, and we pledge our
selves to use our best dibits to secure
the success of Samuel J. Tilden and
Thos. A. Ilcndricks, the nominees of
said party for President aud Vice
President of the United States of
5 That in the judgment of this
Convention, the final action of the
State Convention should be deferred
until the nominations of the Republi
can party shall have been made, and
the facts of the case arc all in?and
the delegation from this County arc
hereby instructed to urge this view
upon the Stale Convention, and advo
cate its adjournment without making
nominations, to a tune subsequent to
the nomination hy the Republican
party of their candidates.
The next resolution passed empow
ers the delegation elected to repre
sent this county in the Congressional
and Solicitor's Conventions also, and
to act, where they arc not specifically
instructed, according to their own
After this an election for six dele
gates was gone into. The voting was
by ballot, and resulted iu the choice
of the following gcutlcmcu : Capt.
Jas. F. P/dar, Dr. B. II. Knotts, Ira
T. Shoemaker, O. B. Iliicy, W. A.
Eastcrliu and Col. A. D. Goodwyu.
The following arc alternates: Johu
L. Moorer, Dr. 0. H. Ott, II. F.
Sal Icy, W.T. C. Bates, Dr: J. W.
Summers and W. C. Haue.
The delegation elected arc influen
tial aud representative men of the
Democracy, and withal moderate in
The following resolutions were also
introduced aud adopted uuauimous
lietidced 'I hat the nominations of
Candidates for County offices be
postponed until after the meeting of
tho teuilu Convention. ?
2 That the County Democratic
Convention to nominate County
officers be composed of delegates to
be elected at least ten days before
the meeting of said Convention, upon
the basis of one delegate for every
twenty-live enrolled members in each
club in the county, and ono for every
fraction over twenty-live enrolled;]
? That the County Convention
lor nominating candidates for County
offices be called by the County .Exe
cutive Committee, at stich time ami
place as said committee shall deem
Upon the whole, the Convention
was an intelligent aud representative
body, and we aro pleased ^to record
the fact that no Edgcficld-nitro
glyccrine speeches found utterance
in jits presence.
After passing resolutions of thanks
to Capt. Izlar for the able and digni
fied manner in which he discharged
the J duties of presiding officer, the
Convention adjourned sine die.
A reporter of the Journal of Com
merce called upon Whipper hist even
ing for the purpose of obtaing some
information in regard to his plans,
The would-be "Judgo" promptly
responded to an invitation to "come
and be interviewed," and seemed
rather glad of the opportunity.
The* conversation was commenced
with the historic question of the in
teresting exile, Mr. Tweed, "what arc
you going to do about it?" Tho
"Judge" readily understood "it" to re
fer to the Judge's scat, and answered
briefly and to the point, "I'm going to
"Have you .settled on any difinitc
plan of proceeding?"
"Well, if tho court is in session on
tho 27th, I shall take charge of it."
"What will be your probable mode
of proceeding ?"
"I'll just go aud take my seat on
the Judge's chair."
"Suppose you find him occupying
the scat ?"
Tho "would-be" looked upon hit;
own large proportions, and after a
moment's < oiu idt ration decided, that
two would bo a rather tight lit ill one
chair, for he said :
"I would treat him just as I would
any other man occupying my seat; I
would issue and try to enforce orders
to protect the dignity of tho Court. I
think the probability is that the con
tingency you suggest will arise, aud
the contest will be begun right there.
I will issue orders to remove Judge
Reed; he will do the same for me. If
the;Sheriff obeys Judge Reed he will
carry mc to jail; otherwise ho will
carry Judge Reed to jail."
"Have you conferred with Shoriff
Bowou about this matter ?"
"I hav'nt seen him for mouths."
"Do you think he will obey you ?"
"That is what I confidently ex
"You dou't epect this case to be
finally decided this term V
"Suppose that, from sickness or
other causes, you were prevented from
attending this court, would you undo
Judge Reed's work aud try the cases
"Certainly not on my own motion.
I wouldn'-t want to do so."
"Was yciir speech at Oraugeburg
correctly reported ?"
"No. I was reported as advising
coloicd people to attend the court. I
did not; but, on tho contrary, advised
them to stay away."
"You don't anticipate any person
al danger from your efforts to obtain
the scar, then, do you ?"
"I do not."
"What did you say, at Orange
burg, about revenging you ?p
"I Baid that when I fell, it would
1j3 time for them to como to avenge
me, and I would expect them to do
"Will you proceed to open Oourt
and transact business on the 27th?"
"If the Court is not previously ad
journed I will open it, but it depends
upon the state ot the docket whether
1 will do anything. If there is not a
a necessity for a term of Cuurt I shall
adjourn it. I don't know why Judge
j Kced didn't adjourn the Court, unless
I he desired to bring the contest to be
decided here instead of in Orange
"What do you mean by advising
the colored people to avenge you ?"
"If I'm killed there'll be no advis
ing to do. If I amhurt?(here
'Wlitppcr brought,,his lips together in
the manner peculiar to tho enraged
negro and moved excitedly about in
his chair)?If 1 am hurt, there is
nothing that I can do, or"have done,
that I won't do."
"When you advised them to avenge
your death, did you mean that they
should do so by Violence V
"Yes;" adding rather doubtfully,
"I suppose SO."
"In case of your death, who do you
think the Colored pcoptc would hold
"Whovcr commenced any difiicul
"Suppose you were found dead?
i "They would hohl thoChamhcilniu
pavty, and the Democrats, responsible,
then," U . ;' ' " *
"If you were killed in any way,' do
you think it would precipitate serious
trouble, a war of races, or anything
"No, but there would doubtless be
"The "Judge" didn't appear to en
joy this cheerful conversation particu
larly, so the subject was changed, and
his ideas on politics asked."
"When asked what he thought
Governor Chamberlain's prospect for
the Republican nomination was, he
said ho thought, that iu common
with most other things, it could be |
procured, if enough was paid for it."
"Do you think if the Republicans
nominate Governor Chamberlain,
there will be any danger of a split ?"
"If the Democrats endorse Cham
berlain, how then."
"Then, I think there will be a
split, which may possibly be formida
"Do you think this call for troops
will help him with his own party ?"
"It would have done so, had he not
denied it. As it is, he has hurt him
self with both parties."
"Will you take anybody along to
help you in your effort to obtain the
"No. Of course there'll be a crowd
but I am sorry for that, as I don't
expect any personal violoucc."
A resolution has been adopted by
tho Democracy appointing a commit
tee to ascertain how many voters
there are in this Comity who arc dis
qualified from voting
?-:??- i ' _ jj?w? ? in
THE HAMBURG MATTER
LAif??TFta across ^miw.i
Tlio VertiefdanleaVo a$*ny|djfcys^
story About ?lrfg?a* W& List of1
Names in tho Verdict?Warrants Issued1
?Doc Adams Want's Damages. .
[From tlie Augusta diroU'role'*' Seh?'neb}^
rinding it impossiclo to prt euro n
copy of the Hamburg.verdict'in that',
enlightened .v^illnge, nreporter. oPtHeV
Chronicle & Sentinel was sont to'
A iken yesterday, morning.. Tho ro
porter found that Prince Rivera thai -
been in Aikcn, but had returned ,tO>:
Hamburg that morning. But while .
he had carried the "verdsct back with, *
him, parties in Aikcn had retained1^
list of the names embraced in that.
wonderful production. The following
is a verbatim copy, which our reporter '
was enabled to obtain '.'- ?< ' ? % jj
ai ken men. , .
R J Butler, Dr Shaw, Rev John
Mealy, Thomas Butler, A P Butler,
Heury Oetzen, William Briggs, John
Butler, Harrison Butler, ' Luther ?'
Reese, Durbar Lamar, Fierce Butler, '
Craytou Matheny, Cornelius Benson,
Aaron Tylc>*, Charles Coflm, Thomas
Oliver, John Crawford,-Robert Gard
ner, Jack Vnndivcr, Charles Kerua
ghan. Walker *Mathciiy, fiatfiz T^yf \
lor, col.), Isaiah Marshall, (col),
George Vincent, Arthur Johnson, Dr
Hugh .Shaw, George .-Busel, Johu ,
Busch,' LeRoy Hanimbudj' JamesA
Smith, John Smith, Thomas Smith,
Daniel Glover, Robert Morgan, Johu
Lamar, Sartiucl Page; Luther-:?ara- ? v
son, Thomas Plunkett, Frank Kram
er, John Oliver, Benjamin Vandivcr
aud Pleasant Shiuall.
edokfjeld men. lnil!) ? i ?
M C Butler, Benjamin . Tilmatl,
Charles Glover, Frank Settles, Joseph
Merriweather, Johu Swcariugcn,
James McKie, Tol Glover, Georgo
James Lauham, William Glover,
John Hoger and Augustus Glover.
Thos WCaiwile, Wm Robertson,
James Clark, Dish Barney, Johu
Smith, Garland A Sncad, Joseph I)
Twiggs, Robert Chafce, Kin lock
Chafce, 1.conoid Myers, William '
Penible, John Bridges, Captain Con*
way, A unty Tarycr, John Damish,
-llcggic, - Heggie, ;Georgo
Hood, James Glover, William D'An*
Daniel Hertz, Jacob Hertz, Mika
j Connor, lb:be Aowcrs, Sam Whaler,
I John MeNacr, John Kirkpatrick and
Of these seven? Messrs. H J But
ler, Henry Cohort, Thomas Butler,
Harrison Butler, John Lamar, Thorn*
as Oliver and' John Oliver?aro
charged with murder in the first de?
grce. All the others arc charged
with being accessories before the fact.
1'. may be stated, however, thfH under
the law of South Carolina the pe?<!ty
upon conviction is the same, but tho
accused may be bailed in the dlscrc
tion of tho presiding Judge.
I It charged in tho Ycrdtct thrift
Moses Parks was killed by H %1 Jfut*
Ier; James Cook by Henry Gels on,
Thonuis Butler and Harrison Butle'fj
A T Attaway, Daniel Phillips, Hamp
Stephens and Albert Minyard, by
John Lamar, Thomas Oliver and ,
Johu Oliver. ' ' . ' Vs'
We lenrn that the entire Alken bar
has volunteered to defend the accused.
Mtij W T Gary a distinguished law
yer, recently of Edgefield, bat now of
Augusta, returned from the "North
yesterday. He will net as counsel for
any of tho accused who may desire
his services; free of charge. Tho
Aikcn Sheriff will hnve/nb trouble in
arresting parties in South Carolina,
as they will neither put themselves
out of the way nor resist orrest iu any
dock adam8 on the rampage.
The Chronicle and Sentinel repre
sentative conversed with tho notorious
Doc Adams, Captain of the colored
company. Doc is determined to make
a "spec" on his own account out Of
the Hambug affair. Ho has inatitu
tcd an action of damages for three
thousand dollars against the county
of Aikcn, and there soems to bo a
probability of his gaining the suit:
The action is based upon a statute of,
South Carolina which provides that
any con n ty in fwn i ch' ntiy pnVfieV re
ccivc injury from rlotera shall bo held
responsible in damages to, \hc party,
or parties so injured, 1
A representative of the'Chronicle
and Scntinol endeavored to find.
Prince Rivers in Haitiburg yesterday,1
but without success. Ha could hot'
be found. Rivers has chargo of tho!
original verdict, and under the law
has ten days within which he may file,
it with tho Clork of tho Court.