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OFFIcE 11l ('.RoNDi;l:lr IRELT,
NEW O, LLA.', L.1.
Wir. G. BGO iW, dlitor and Ptblither,
P. B. S. PINCHBACK, Manager.
MISSIS.IPPI : - Daniel E. Young,
LOUISIANA : .Jl,hn A. \Wahinllton,2
Y. K..!~oV,A. ": :?! i : i.\:tin A ", ett,
Lhr.:vlort, A. C. Ruth, Ca:rr,,11 l'ari.h.
DIST'R1ICT OF ( sI, IIII. :--Juans
A. D.Gr. .n, \Wahizigt. n C(ity.
IJlINOIS: Lewis B. \Vhit,, Chicago.
KENTUCKY: - Dr. R. A. Green, Louii
ML:. GE.,. E. P u::. s is our spe.i:d
a.i~tnt, and is authorized to solicit
s; t.).,;c"'ipion1s and receive payentl
THURISID.AY, OCT. 2a, 1671.
i" J '11IlOIC'E FOR PIRESIDEXT, 1872:
U. S. GRANT.
STATE CENTRAL COMMITTEE.
Pnrs'r -P. B. S. 'INTCHPIACK ,fOrleins.
i:Th)CIN. Mje r WILLI.AM VI;ERS
jOnRBRzEIONDINp S.c'r--J. W. F.AIRFAX.
[roe THE STAT AT I.r.Oc.]
EDWARD BUTLER, of l'laliuemines.
8. S. 'CHMIDT, of Orhnns.
-THIOMPSON Ct )AKELY, of Rapides.
ALBEIr (;.\NT, of St. Llnry.
JOHN PA t.SON, of Orleans.
1. W. S`iMYTL, of Orleans.
iH. Il.1BY, of Na.it,,'hLes.
,.1.11; M(L'EERY, (aldo.
DI)AVID YOUNG(, C(nurdia.
F. . JIERR()N, of Orh;ans.
F:rst Con-re.ion.d I)i.tri"t Hugh J.
C.,up lil, 11. Mahon, y.
Second C'ou;;reionl I)i.trict -A. E.
]itl.,r, Jamis L. Belhen.
Third CUr. i,:, D .trict -Thoma:.
II. Noland, Go rC . .Li, W thion.
Fourth Cons r s,,in:l1 District--E. W.
Dewecs, Raford Blunt
i ath Congr--ii',nal District -A. W.
Faulkner. A. B. larrin.
lion. flUGII J. CAMPBELL, Chair
lion. P. B. S. PINI('H.BCK.
Hon. HAIIRRY 3MAl)NEY.
Ion. F. J. IHEIlR( )N.
lion. A. B. I.ARRIIS.
lion. A. E. lARBEIR.
lHon. F. J. 11iRTION.
Hon. THOS. J. NOLAND.
Ihon. Ed. BUTLER.
hou,. A. W. FAU'iKNER.
JOIIN P.UR..N.'S E.,.
ayISaturday evening, at N\rr~,~osA
11 TA., a grand dancing fAstival !v
the "Eden Lodge,, S. B.'"
pa-J. Sell Martin, "ETsq., Sup
erinttndent of Education for thlt
Fourth Congressional Disth i t, nr
ri',l in tihe city from Shrcviport
on S:aturlay l:ast.
tiv'The thlree Iluntdred c:·ses of
to<rilthos whicih were( :;,,nt iherie Ih
a New York h11,u1( for sa:l, haIvc all
bI-en destroyedc, and thrown into the
Si" On Tu sday last we had thl
gratification of a visit from Chas.
E. Halstead, Esq., of the lerrillc
n .i. Mr. H. speaks confidently
pf a Republican triumph in his parish
liCen the time comes, and we are
glad to hear it.
ZDeoirous of informing our
readers to the fulliest extent of the
proceedings of the colored conven
tion which assembled in Columbia,
South Carolina, on October 18,
1871, we devote a large portion of
the space in our present issue to
give the proceedings of the first and
vrTho great pedestrian Weston
has failed again to walk one hun
tdro1 and thirteen miles in tweuty
four consecutive hours. He com
pltced his hundred miles however,
mnuch to the satisfaction and alp
prv'l of the immense crowd gath
ered to see him attempt to perform
vb~,t evidently is an impossible task
to himn, or p. rhips "any other man."
lie was ehagrind. to the quick it
seemedrt, :at :is third defeat, and
oons.idlcr'd himself di.sgraced, be
e tus e he "ought to have dene that
hban.irod :1 1 thirteen mile, "
OF RECUSIXG. .
Of al the extraordinary procee4
ing ofbur judges and judes in e
ceid tiCes, we are f/msed aD t
lief that none exceeds in improprie
ty and injustice, the fashion of, and
the reason for "recusing" which has
recently so extensively obtained in
New Orlcans. Jurors have repeat
edly been permitted to decline serv
ing on juries on the ground that
they had received impressions on the
merits of the case from the news
paper and other reports circulated
between the commission of the of
fence and the trial therefor. If the
perusal of the reports, or the casual
conversations which take place
during the excitement of a tragic
event are deemed sufficient to dis
qualify an intelligent, a conscien
tious man forlistening tona searching
enquiry into the real merits of a
caise, and arriving at a verdict "ac
cording to the evidence" offered to I
himn on the trial, then incapacity to
read, and isolatiu from society,
supreme ignorance, were l,1:ss for
jary:nen. But we o pine that even
the most earnest advocates of the
theory would not desire to arrive at
this legitimate conclusion.
There are various reasons for
which certain men should not serve
on juries ; instances in which there
is just ground to fear or suspect,
that, from interest, or affection, or
hate, or fear, the jndgment will be
so warped and carried aside by the
prejudice that an impartial examin
ation, and a due appreciation of the
value of the whole chain of evid
ence is imtnrobable if not impossible,
and particularly if the juror him
self suggest the objection, then
jurors may properly be excused
from serving, but it is preposter
ous in the extreme, and offering a
premium for ignorance, to excuse
every juror who has read'the news
!,a;er reports of crimes, and even
!expressed opinions on the reports
as they received them.
But if this is generally wrong in
the ease (.f ju'rors, how much more
reprehensible must it be in a judge
who rccu;ses himself from presiding
over his court during an important
trial for no better reason than he
waa previously fully informed of
the particulars in a certain case.
It is time for this abuse of a
license to stop. Competent jurors
should reflect on the vast injury
they may be doing by committing the
most important trials to the hands of
incompetent men. For, their smart
shirking of duty cannot be permit
ted to interfere in any manner with
the procedure of the trial, and by
constantly oelictitg or being eb
j4 etedl to, on the trivial grounds
named, the very men who should
be impannelled escape, and the
men to whom should be committed
only the lnast important and least
complicated cases, are required to
keep up a stretch and strain of in
tellcctual exercise concimneing in
bewilderment, and ending in "con
fusion worse confounded.
We are glad to notice thie city
paers awakirng to the importance
,f a return to the old ways,
:and advising competent jurors to
manfully, patriotically sacrifice
their pirs,,nal feelings, and save
niot only the interests of society at
large, but in many cases the imme
liate and imnportant interests of
litigants and criminals.
SP1ECIAL BUILDING ASSOCI
A number of gentlemen have or
ganized themselves into an associ
ciation for the purpose of erecting
a masonic edlif.ce, in this city, for
the use of the order in general
The orignators of this scheme
are all masons, and working under
the Grand Lodge of Louisiana
They held their organization meet
ing and elected the following di
rectors: Hon. O. J. Dunn, Hen. John
Parsons, Messrs. R. H. Isabelle,
Win. Mulford, A. E. Barber, W GO.
Elliott, Edward Towneend, J. A.
Cottrell, J. J. Bonjean, O. Pilman,
Thea. Isabelle, J. A. Norago, Rob't
Brown, G. CasOnave, George F.
The officers of this company are,
Thos. Isabelle, President, A. E. Bar-I
ber, Vice President, James Lewis,
Treasurer, Win. Malford, Secretary.
We are informed that arrange
menis will soon be perfected for the
issue of shares of the stock of the
company, and it must not be under
stood that because the building will
be devoted to the use of masons
thlt therefore none but masons may
own shares in it. All who are dis
posed to invest in the stock will
be welcome to avail themselves of
the opportunity andl purchase. The
enterrrise has our wish for its suc
$OLOtI D COUIERVA.TI'VEL.
Thl Mississippi semi-weekly C.,a
riout ~ O . 20 says, that "seven
teen momp smnwgiU rise anti set,
and then the election day will dawn"
in Mississippi. It calls on all the
white conservatives to "protect the
colored conservatives at all hazards."
From this we infer that the Dem
ocratic party of Miss., will be sup
ported by the votes of some colored
The unfathomable stolidity, the ut
ter lack of ol:servation, or tlhe blind
ing influences of the love of imme
diate gain, and the reckless disre
gard of ,one(lluenc'es, which some
colored men exhibit are ftirly a
tounding to us, antd are sufllicicnt
to evoke the turbulh:no of excitable
persons. In view of these things
there is no wonder the "conserva
tive" element is apprehensive of the
outburst of indignant passion on
the part of our: peiople against men
whose every ini.,tinet and interest
shouhl Fr,eunqptorily and for ever
prompt thetm to repudiate Dem
ocracy in whatever insidious guise
it may attempt to apl:ro.iclh them.
We do not however counsel a
resort to violene, but we hope that
all Repulblicans of Mississippi will
carefully ob:,erve those colored men
vho in the unspeakable degradation
of their hearts, in the profound
depth of their treachery and infamy,
will exert their influence, and cast
their ballots, for the triumph of Dc- I
mnocracy, with all its negro hating
dcoctri;:e.s as a fon::dation, its heart
less proscriptions as a corner stone;
anti make them k':;wn that their
characters might le published over
this broad l:ud, and themselves
made the fixed figure at which
scornfully to point "the slow un
nmoing tingt r' of a .tiuggling race.
EE"The adoptttil of every meth
od fur "aut.i'.il.ttiag dsbtat,(" and
than:penling trausl,ortati:n ii:as our
heartiest tishes for success. We
therefore take plea:mure in noticing
thle completion of ra;ilroadt facilities
from New Orleans to Donaldson
There are many stoppages on the
road, and they are nearly all cdlied
after Saints. We are iutdebted to
the lt.1pu/i,' a tfor the follo\iing in
relation to it:
Front Nt w lft uans to W ,t-,g. m ilc:
St. Jo,,.(,h. 10 ul; . :v f. , r; , . It usil" :
St. tDnm u+. 20 I2 I St. Charit . 1 1 vLc ;
St. Atndrew. 48 mi.es; St. Job,.1, :38 milu ;
St. IElir. Siti ,,; t.. t ".huj , )3" i l t,
SIt. Pauick, 43'. til'. St. P'-t , 171 uith s
St. James, 501 mil.ts; St. Michael , 57 mil 6;
Dui atlie nt l t, ti nul,.-.
K,.!. ,n with 0),tr ,aint' an.1 st;tion, and
by andi by "th. vilnt "inner may return" -
f .'am the P',clic.
OUR SAVIN(S BSANK.
Elsewherew we pubhli:h an a:rticle
from "Te S'ati,,t.p I;ok," a news
pal or pull:shl d in New York and
devoted to the interests of the Insti
tution. In connexion with tlhe
general st:atement of the erigW, the
objects and the value of thie Freed
men's Sa:vings Bank, we submit a
few remarks of thie optrations ,of
our New Orleans Branlch, untler the
control of C. D. Sturte'. ant E.
It is gratifying tu notice the incrcas
ing a',preci:atin of and confidlence
in the Bank, by our laboriug, thrif
ty petiple. Since January, there
has heeni an iucrease of over 900
n w depo.itors, i.ggre,,.atin, an
amounl t of severlal thousand ollars.
There is int present duei depositors
over two hundred and forty thou
sand dollars, again of over $2000,
sinceJanuary 1, 1871 and the busi
nessof the Bank rsteadlily increasing.
In this connexion we take much
pleasure in noticing that Mr. A.
Paillet, late book-keeper has been
appointed Assistant-Cashier in the
New Orleans branch.
Mr. Paiilet's business qualifica
tions doubtless entitled him to this
preferment, while his well-known
urbane and courteous manners can
not but render him a desirable ac
quisition to such an establishmentL
The appointment is decidedly a ju
dicious one, and we congratulate
Mr. Paillet on the recognition thus
a-We observe that the RaPusu
can in noticing the discharge of
John Fazcnle, by Mr. Justice
Kern, for the alleged murder of
Marie Estelle, a col, ri. young wo
man, lately, in Mr. F.,zende's em
ploy, says that "it is presumed, how
ever, that the District Attorney will
cause the rearrest of Mr. Fazende,
in oader to bring the case before the
The aircumstances of this case are
;still fresh in the memory of the
-Pub!ie, and from what we learn
transpired in evidence before MIr.
ii"rn. we are at a loss to compre
hend his reasons for undertaking to
I dismniss the case. We will in all
robability hear sabout this case.
S eo 'fit m atic
pa4era aIe bellow e
vovers t kenf o Itns
,A brief ianqui te wOWh
drove th po a$ior s i hs
City to arm the police, anid a further
inquiry as to whether those causes
do not still exist, but are dormant
on account of this very arming, will
we think satisfr tle bvers 1 piap
and order that the Board are acting
wisely in permitting their men to
carry revolvers still. Besides, look
at so many other cities where the
same "strapping to the rump" is
adopted and compare our police
condition with theirs and see where
in we are a whit more improved in
morals, in peaceableness, in ready
obedience to lawful authority than
they, and then demand the disarm
ing the police.
" MIXIED SCHOOLS."
Whnt a bugaboo in the minds of
many people is the idea conveyed
by the caption of this article! It is
only among the thinking men that
the proposition to educate all races
and classes together is entertained
for a moment in the South. But
when some reason is demanded why'
our system of public education
should be made a powerful instru
mentality for a perpetuation of caste,
we are not vouchisafed an intelli
gible answer, but upon our ears
grate the harsh tones of false pride
and blind prejudice.
To us it is self-evident that all
public institutions of learning in
every State in this Union must very
soon be opened to all persons what
socver of the scholastic age. It
would be interesting to review the
Iprogress of impartial education in
various parts of the Union, for such
a review would be a complete de
monstration of the correctness of
our position that no permanent
system of caste schoals can be es
tabllihed in this or any othler State.
rut we do not propose at this
tino: to enter into any elaborate
exposition of this subject. We
I.1ailly wi.h to make a few sugges
tii.ms and references for the benefit
of the enquiring and untr:tunmelled
mind. Those who are determined
to grope in ignorance and to grovel
in prejudice are naturally expected'
,to turn up their noses and to make
wry laces at tie slightest hint to
ward iany great reform.
inl the grand old Cemmonwealth
of Massaclhusetts we lind that the
mi:nds of the people were first in
tensely excited upon the question
ulllder consideration in the year
1419, when the Supreme Court,
unmmoved by a the arguments of
CLr.:,L:s Siumncr, ,lecided in favor
of excluding ncgroestrom :il schools
except those detsigiat. d ex lusively
for tlhemi. In 1854 the Legislature
set this pmatter at rest by abtlishing
the separate schools altogether.
The mixed school system thus
inaugurated has given universal
In Michigan, on the contrary, the
iquestiun was settlcd by the Supreme
Court instead of Lby the Legisl:ature.
In that State the schools have been
mixed but little more than a year.
In Kansas, where the colored
lpopullatio is raplidly increasing, the
schools are being mixed everywhere
without opposition. But in two or
three of the Northwestern States no
adequate provision has ever yet been
Imade to educate the colored people
although the Superintendents' and
Teachers' Associations are now urg
ing immediate remedial legicslation
which will speedily be secured.
It will be observed that through
out the greater part of the Northl
mixed schools have been establish
ed, and that, too, by the choice of
Sthe white people themselves, as the
colored element is thlere politically
insignificant. In regaurd to the South
which contains so large a propor-!
tion of colored votes, we are not toj
expect that any political party will
long persist in insisting on separate
schools for the races. And inas
much as thousands of colored youth
in every Sonthern State must for
ever be debarred from the benefits
of the public school fund from any
system of caste echools, the issue
forces itself upon us in the shape
which does not admit of any pre
We think we do not mistake the
temper and aims of the Repnblican
party of Texas when we assume
that it is the unalterable purpose of
its leading spirits to make all the
public schools in our State free to
every color, either through legisla
ture or judicial instrumentality.
Sir'Two of the most successful
and best paid editors in New York
city are women--Miss. Mary L.
Booth of tie Ba-:'r, Iho rceives
•,4,000 a year, and Mrs Mary E.
Dodge of the Hearth and HIome,
I who has a lal.':of t3,000:
Th rt ot at Fort S~fter
%r ,li. L t.ers of four dlion
slaves. ' rat the Republic 'lefer
red God hastened. These millions
of slave were launched sunldenly
from a helpless servitude to an al
*Iq helpless freedom.
At this critical moment a consul
tation took place in the private
library of Salmon P. Chase-then
ox' Secretary of the Treasury, now
our Chief Justice-to consider "how
we could take care of the contra
band," or rather "how we could best
teach the freedmen to take care of
themselves." It ended under Sec
rctary Chase's advice in asking
Congress to grant to Peter Cooper
and others, a charter to establish in
Washington a CEsrrnAL SAvtoas BAsx
for FmunxfErs; with branches all
through the country, just as fast as
American soil should be rescued for
This was the first great provision
made by the Republic for its help
less millions of freedmen whom the
crazy shot into Fort S:umpter had
launched into our hands. It was
right to do this, because i iis alht'y
right t, do r,'igh. I was bil to do
it, because the South wa3 her own
enemy-not ours; and in her weak
ness she needed our strength; in
her hate, if she had it-our love. So
all praise be to Salmon. P. Chase,
Peter Cooper, Jay Cooke and H. D.
Cooke, and ec,'ryxl y who helped
the gool act along-all rraise to
the Congre,;s which gave the char
ter, and "all Glory be to God and
Henry of Navarre." We only pay'
this p'ssing tribute to the noblest
American of his couctry- ALArHAni
LIscL.x-for his heart dictated and
bi., hand wrote that eternal P:ocL.A
MATION OF F1S ; or no.
This noble Charter for Freedmenn's
Sa:vie:;s B.n,';s was the first rAay
house of the A.fri":n on lis road to
indeplenencde'. It was his; district
school. It tang'.t hi:n the great
lesson, that every free nman who will
work, can make mo'e montey than
he needs, and save the balance
against a rainy d:ay. And the good
work went on. Savings b:anl:s were
opened wherever the old flag was
set floati:g over redeemed soil, and
now we have this record. We in
I sert the lit (,f Freehmeu's Saving.-.
Banks a.: they were fou'lded, and
every one of which is now deoing it,
I Atlanta, ( . f,tgmnir". AI.
Augu:it., G(a. Natchez, Miis.
lkitim,,r,., ,11. Nuhville, Teun.
heaufo'i. S. C. Ne'.,' ', N. C.
Charl, st-n. .'. C. New Ori .. .a La.
('hattauoog,. '1T.enmt. N..w '.or- ':t, N. Y.
Cohlunl: is, Mi-i. Norfolk, V,.
C hl: 5:Il. T,.:. Plhib ,:l1pia. Pa.
Hunthviil,. Al.-. Ra'. ,:h, N. C.
Jaci:.so, iiie, Fla. li'hnioud. Va.
Lexint n, Ky. Ssavauth., (a..
Little li,,k. Ar::. S:rv,,>.rt. La.
Louisvili.-, 1y. St. Louis, Io.
Lruchlinur. Va. 'alltinL.,is , F i.
! Sacon, G.t. Vickislhr~, Misc.
Memphis, Tenu. WVashington, i, C.
hMobile, Ala. Wil,1ingtmn, N. C.
Tihus like a MIIuistering Ahge!,
the Savigs Ba.nks followed close in
the track of the freedmen-recall
iug, ahhlloughi ycrvimg the sublime
imageruy of ,n elder nation who
were lhd by "ap liar of cloud by
day, and of tire by night,"
"When Angels walked in Liraol's van."
It is beyond the compass of
human calculation to estimate the
gool which these Savings Banks
have done for the colored race.
None but the All-sceing Eye haL
looked upon, none but the All
knowing Miill can comprehend it. I
The conversit ions of that evening
in the house of Mr. Chase will not
soon be fou'gotne:,. The heavy
storm-cl-oud of t'e War had not yet
cleared aw: y. The llepullic waa
still struggling like a Lucoon in the
folds of the serpent. But the
doomed Afican race had to be
made "'Lee, or the Uni ,n had to
die." If u'w entered the Promised
Land, we must take an emancipated
people with us, and so it was agreed
that it was better to give liberty to
the slave than go to tlhe grave of
Says the New York Suum:
,Parties insmure:l througlh te agen
cies of companies ruined 1 the
Chicago fire are heard frequently
to murmur against the agent, as if
the l4ter had domne wrong in inda
cih-g thm to insure. The uafortu
irate agents can be no more res
ponsible for the losses of their
patrons than the cow which kicked
over the kerosene lamp is to blame
for the burning of Chicago.
W'The Rapides Gazettle says:
Red river is law, and freights are
high in proport on. Boats are ir
regular. On Tuesday we hd an
other rain, and now the weather is
as fineas could be asked. Cotton
is eonung forward slowly, and a
rush tlisa year in hardly to e o
pected. e may now look out for
fa' ght' -auong the biys iP town.
No one seeme jnubiiant over the crop
Sol ce% Cottom or COrn in the parish
Civ Maet 0 and was
call to rdeby HM. M. Turr, of
Hoa. Edwin Belcher, of Augusta,
Georgia, read the call for the Convention.
Hon. J. T. Wall, of Floridp, was chosen
Prayer was offered bi the Rev. Mr.
Harris, of Colnmbia.
J. H. Deveaux, of Georgia, was chosen
A Committee on Credentials, consisting
of one from each State, wasr agreed to.
Afte considerable discsssion a list of
States was called to mee if all were re
presented, and the following delegates
Abdouna.lJames T. Rapier.
Ark,,s.ats.--Tohn H. Johnson.
I Jkborre.- - -
Florbitln.-J. T. Walls, J. C. Gibbes,
Charles H. Pearce.
(leor.jkc.--H. Turner, T. J. Camp
bell, C. Bell. J. F. Quarks, Edwin Bel
cher, J. F. Cha.M L Brudwell, L. W.
West, W. H. Noble, J. Long, J. H. De
veaux, John McClosky, Ja;mes M. Simms.
tI,,,"u"ý y.- - -
L, ouiiawk.--P. B. S. Pinchback, J.
Henri Burch, F. C. Antoine, Beuj. Geddes,
W. G. John.son, Goo. F.. Paris.
Misusaisippi.--S) H. ,ott.
.\, th ;a,rdia.- -- -
,,rtsh (atJ;,naa.-tR. H. Cain, A. J.
Ran.sier, R. B. Eilia.tt, Wilson Cook, W.
J. Whipper, B. A Bosemon, J. H. Rainey,
H. E. Hayne, W. B. Nash, S. J. Lee, J.
H. White, Frank Willianlon.
7Te,,es Aee.--Andrew J. Flowers.
7Tes. -Richard Nelson, John Debruhl.
Terrinry .4 t ,,babia. - -------
The C:air then app, inted the following
S:t; the Counaitteo on Credentials: F. C.
Antoine, Louisiana; James T. R tpier, .t
S!,am: John H. Johnson. Arkansas; James
.L Sirnus, Georgia; S. H. Scott, Missis
ippi; Isaac Meyers, Marylandl; H. E.
I layne, South Carolina; John DIBruhl,
'-xa1ns; Andrew J. Flowers, Tennessee.
Th.- Conveutio.n then took aa recess until
14 P. 31., and the Coinaittee on Crelential.s
went into session.
The Convention re-assembled at four
T:h. Committ.e on Credlnti:als report.e
th,, tiol!v,, ing mI-mbrlrs as duly entitled to
Sl'da.,... - James T. Rapier, James A.
a: 'tr. Holl.nd Thompson.
l,"k,..',. J. t11. Johnson.
Fl,:ilt. J. H. Wails.
iy;, . J. H. . Deveaux, Edwin B~ch'h
I r, J. H. Simms, H. 31. Turner. C. L.
Ilrh'lwell, J. C. Beall, W. II. N.hble, J.1
G. ('a ,pli.., Johan M('loskey, L. W.
West, J. F. Quarles, W. H. Hasuilton, W'.
I .,,i;a..a.- P. 1. S. Pin:h!,cwk, G.4rr,
E. P. ris, W. G. Johnson, Edagar Davis.
E .. Butler, Benj. Geddes.., F. C. Antoine.
J. It. Burch.
31 trl,/o.!.-- Ic.ie My. r,.
1. ;.xssil.- ,i S. 1I. Scott.
,,t,, ;,, !,. It. H. ('.in, A. J. I::an
e;.r, H. .l El!i.,tt, Wilsmo Cook, W. J.
W'hil,;ar, I 1.. Tsem.non, J. II. I.Ran a,
If. L. I .;;na, W. 11. Na .'h, S. J. Lee.
John Whiite. Frank Williau.soun.
"F',,,. se. -Andrew J. Flowers.
c.r s.- J.anes Green, J. Townsend,
J. lDoBruld, David G. Scott, Itichardi
Allan, Richatrd Nelsonm.
.rt, t'1r,,i.'a.-T. A. Sykes.
Thl Committee by hlave reeomiendl
ed., thla.t F. . i B:arlidoes, from the Ter
ritory of Colunlmbi:a, be considered as a
d.'lh-gatte from there. Mr. BaIrbIdoes
klc.lin ..,l it binag satenld by his reqaas't
tha:t t;he Trri. ory lul senut no delegate.
Tih' Convention refused to entertain
Sthe dacllin:.tion, aind therefore Mr. Bar
Ih.ul ada was considered in the light of
:a d.lhgate from that locality.
Mifhia Gibiws, of Ohio, was invithd
tI, a seat npon the floor.
On motion, a committee of one
from each State reprtesented was ap
pointtsl on perm:anent organization.
The Clhair appointed the followuing
gentluemen on thie comnmittee.
I.au.c Myers, Maryland; Richalrd Nel
son, Tex as; W. . Johm.iU, L.misiai nta;
.i. T. Wall, Flori:la; 8. I. .'ott. Mis
I.i.sipli; H. M. Turner, Geotrgia;
Tilhounm A. Sykes, North Carolina;
Johnu H. Jolanson, Ark:rran; A. J.
Flowers, Tenmensee; J. T. Bapier, Ala
The Cmmnittee on Permanent or
ganizatioa then retired and a recess
Alter thie recess of about an hour'a
duration, the committee on Permanent
Orgrnization reported as follows:
For Preside,d. -A. . Ransier.
Vice Preside,-e--R B. Elliott, South
Carolina; (Mr. Elliott withdrew and
W. B. Naahwnas substituted). Bich
ard Nehae , Texas; J. H. Jolhnsoa,
Arkansas; T. A. ~Sykes, North Caroli
na; A. J. Flowers, Tennesaeee; S IL
Scott, Missiaippi; P. B. 8. Piuchbaek,
Louiiaana; J. T. Walls, Florida; IsaLac
Myers, Maryland; J. H. Simms, Ga.;
J. T. Rapier, Alabama.
Secretaries -J. LH. Daveaunx, Georgia ;
H. . Ha3yne, South Carolina.
Traw.rer--Edwin Belcher, Georgia.
Sera,uds at Arna--Jona Williams and
Peter Miller, of Soath Carolina.
The Presiadt, A J. Randuir, was, by a
commnittee, conducted to the chair.
3. T. Wall offered a resolation, which
was adopted, that committees be appoint
ed on the following subjects, L e., Educa
tion, Labor, Addraea to American People,
Printing, Pinance, Civil Bghts, Organi
sation, ioigaatioa, Oatrags in the South.
Ur. Wall, of Florida, presented a letter
from the Seqretary of 8iate of that 8tte,
HRun. 3. C. Uhbbs etatingthat It a i
possible for him to attend.
I M.i Turner presenoted a communica
ion from a Louitiiana, delegate who could
not attend, the reading of which was s us
A rsoltioa that the Pnedent apoi
a committee of flv on conutunicatiop
memor a . %)pteL.u
The afe~ cot ites were lial,
lan d the C nl ' ,urne4ru s to
The net alst, A. Ra.
tier, npo i ,c t, chair,
said, in substance, that he was aplaced il
a peculiar position, and the duties ,h,.
Svolving were onerous, a position wythkh
Edward Everett had once said was not to
be sought after or declined. The Con.
vention meeting in Mouth Carolina, tue
delegation of which he was a Ieull.,ar
had agreed to decline any po.,itiona for
reasons perroctly satisfactory to them.
selves, aml it was -their intention to aI.
vocate others cLaims, but dare he. could
be refuse where duty called ; and in that
place he hoped always to be found. Mr.
Ianaier said, in effect, that he had re.
volved in his mind the call for the mset.
inug when first made by Mr. Myers, of
Baltimore, and the bearing a particular
race, which was a co,"ponent part of the
people, would have on affairs in wteetin,
in convention, numbering as they did,
over four millions of people ; and as they
lacked education, thrown upon the body
politic as it were a leper, why not comns
together and devio me ins that would
best serve the public interest and the,.
selves, means by which the negro utay be
elested and brought up to a prolar
standard in every particular.
Mr..Rausier said the implression had gone
abroad, and Demcnratic lpaert rand .,,,,;
Rlpublican paperi of doubttlul reputrtlO,.
hadl and will seek to make caital out of
it, but by your action you can disabuts
the American people of this idea, tB~t
would impress upon the public mind an .
thing detrimental to the genratl good.
lie advised calmness in deliberationc
and stated that much importance wr!ol
be attached to them; an importance h&
iaid of which some little drain, and in
this connection he felt it his duty to rir
to local bickerings, and to state that thv
were caused by nene who wautd iik, ,
Mr. Elliot, of South Carolina, rose to a
question of privilege, stating that rilirta
i had been circulated by irresl.Insible lir
Sonus calclcuatud to injure hun as - pnra..
citizen and as a puiIl. servant. The rn
:or, he said, hadl bean iuhstariouialy ,:t
cnlated in the Convention that he aas opl
posed to the Federal administratiou f
.ovverouweltt ill this country, t.a I 'r tla
*'reason thern should nt Ine ,,nla.i:,
himl thlut c'hnsilatittlton tfltt w:aS u1 fn la
one gentlciutna t: another. lse thoughtit
unnecesau'y to call u:,on any t, hit. :
I a,:;ue for a sindlicar.oa of I. e ,ur"u,. Ilu
had ali.ay. stood ) the lhillstii,"au pr:
anl the : r t ,a rtutit, andl not fr iuinad :..
ail itti, but teatuse he beli'v,l ia tfo
plrincilples of that par.i. If .e a,: tail
to any taction or indtivdu:d. It Lid h."i
dlleged that he wasi an anti-Grant man.
lie wishsl to brand theo f:alsehl ast
shonld l'l branded. He i-'r,,i to ,a.l tla
attention of all to the t:it: tait tat one wlll
,'tinal attaitnuintl, hadl eat.ida -r. I t, d,
woInre than he haul donie t, ul.tltaul th aI.
mainistration. It wa~s tnot ia uaath ail .
hhe :aid, that he h tl r.:, I, hi ani e in tb
hall atrJ.ms the w..v :n 4i;ai,:t of the:!
lltilstration, and on i- r.-aua! the smne, ant
he was in lcrson the ltarer t tt ~ntetllr
mi ut to the P're-ident. lie thet arn e rla tw
back to the, irre.,p ilsilleI p:ut thi; Ila,
fal.Rlthood; to this puatrty whi , ,a ntl r
hot nor cold.
The, cauonvetiiaon cinvuene.l at 1) .i. M.
Prasihcnt Itse.s,.r in the Chair.
lPrayer Va'. offereda by the :arr. !r.
The roll was called, and the aeal.e,.:lti" k
if W. I1. G(ray, Tof A.rk.aiaa.as, mian Ewlril
aloant, of Tenn sste, were Ipre):. aIl0
A coommun ication by tl.hr.l|,h trsa
Win. L. D.:y, expreoslg a ale.rat for t1.
i pr,' prity anid Mt,','X, i thia. (m', a tinlilln,
was rececivedi and placela upin t e in el:unte.
Tile minute- of yct.r-alay' prI-acmluih
were then read.
Seva.rld mnemliers olajectald t tthe f wt sa
aratao, that mutch v:lialilmh tim, wVI ion-l
ainmed in rauiing Ipaints of mrtlhr, UanI in
The member fromt AalaiantL. intr awIinCl
a resolutionu thut tI.a (oav.autianm etalrl
the administration of l'nirsimhnt Grant.
Also, that a conamattee he apsiantidl to
consist of one front each St,tte and 'Ter
tory, nrepre-entel ini tis bidy, to lAect 1
suitabde persan to tle snipa.rted by tla
umemtier of this Conetr.t'lit, direCtly Or
indi.rectly, in the next Natiaonal llpuhpabl
Convuntion aiL ouir chi'm fur the, not"wl
tion for the l'residencya of tlhe l.1a a
Mr. Qtarlea, of Georgia, intrduced a
Wal:.nac., the civil rights if !ii·]'e
ars.ts .re invaded in mayv of th itw"
hby it oilious din'rirlnllnatliot n o r l
Jtmanhorats, and othler public conveyVn.
undh'r ch trier granlted bt)y the LEI.,dtor
thereof; and whureas, the power L- reteriad
by the gent-rail Koairanlant to e"rr'ect tn'r
wrong acomUplained of, alnd secur, to eviry
citizen equal prvileges and mantudtie ,
the public highways, ,e it theru-fr
bred, That this Conventlonif, rP
senting the ufira-ges of neairly one miutil
of voters and four anl a hllf mhiout
American citizatns, raspcctfully ustrtp
Ciangate tile paiceage of tha- kr~l'l'lrlu"'til
cinvl riglatt bill, iutrtluidldiin ttte ,'ll,S t
of the United States lay lion. Cb,
Sumner, of MaesachttUtt
A resolution was adlolted inviti liang
to seats upoln the floor.
By Mr. Wall, of Florido, a ·realstio
that the safety at well as the atls~o"
ment of the colored people of th0 iutia
demanuds the preservati'on of the ea.-"
strueted State govcrLnUentit; badlaa'
upon which said goveTrnmeuts are i"'
and these blessings can only e t rs
in the future by the continuance in po0
of the Rapublica party.
Rothle It That wherea.s, pret t io
of plarpolse and harm onY f a.t O;
tual contidence an' zealoist c @ beth
batweatn all cl]'s-, in the pIart, y
rc is albuolat.ly neeudll to menlt ~D'·
coa ; tinareore we d.prra t alal
-ujolO any cl.s.t whn ..h.t ob a
be e i-n uiaa'iul to Rpupeatn pr-
,fely trputed in the fututre Ia ,
Adopted, after conbiderSble e ctuae
bate, by acclamation, and ra'- byt fr.
A r~aolution was pr ,-." t y Mb.
Gary. of Arauasta to the dt thr e