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From our Charleston exchanges we gather
the following summary of the proceedings of
the unconstitutional Legislature now making
bogus laws for South Carolina :
COLUMBIA, July 13.
HOUSE-Petitions were presented for open
ing election boxes iu EJgclield District and
the appointment of managers ; also, for the
incorporation of* the Sumter Fire Company.
A communication from General H. II.
Pearce proposing to establish a daily Repub
lican newspaper and do the--printing for the
House was mado the special order for Wednes
On motion a flag was ordered to be raised
on tba. Legislative building.
? motion to commen?a ballotting for sena
toii of long and short terms, to-narrow, wa*
DeLai'ire'oli-ired a resolution to appoint a
c unmiite? to determine what legislative work
was absolutely UMuired a'i.d w??at work could
be conveniently postponed with a view to
?. bbnrten the session. Kejected.
Bpsemao oilered a resolution that the Leg
islature petition Cougrcss to remove the disa
^ bia ties.-of Geor.e Buisf, Probate Judge of
Charleston District. Adopted.
Nearie introduced a resolution tor the ap
pjjntment of a committee of toroa to fix sala
" Ou motiou of Moore (Democrat), five Hun
dred exira o?p'?s of Scott's message were or
dered Ni be printed.
The following Bill validating, tbr; laws of
Ce Provisional Geyernmei.t of the state pass
ed its second reading:
A !:lt.t. VAXTOATKO TUE LAWS Ol' THE PliOVI
S10XAI. OOYEUSMES.T OF SOUTH ^4 ROM NA.
ii-j it enacted by the Senate suul'House of
Eepres-r,tativea ol'the State of Smith Caroli
na, now mel and sitting in General A sem
bly, and by lite authority of the .-ame, That
ali Acts and parts of Acts of the ?ate Provi
sional Govern ?nen: <.! iho State of South Car
olino, not inconsistent with the Constitution
ratified on the 14 h. loth and lCi?? days ef
April, A-. D., iMi.S, ara her.-by adopted and
declared to of torce until modified or re
adulad l>y th? General Assembly of.tbe Siate
.\\ Bi RI. TO "OKKEKMINK ANO PK Rt'KT I'ATE THE
He it enacted by -the Senate and House of
Representatives of the S:aie of South Caroli
na, now mo: and sitting in General Assem
bly, and by tic authority of the same, When
ever.the rci?j csitae ol'the head of any family
tending in this State i-bali br; levied upon by
vu'ne of any mesne or final process issued
froin any.CyartVif thc same be the family
homestead ol'such person, the .Sherill'or ottjer
officer executing said process shall cause a
homestead, such as said person may select,
pot to exceed the value of ono thousand dol
lars, to be set oil' to said person KI the man
ner following, to wit : He shall cau*e three
appraisees to bc appointed, one to be named
l>v the creditor, ope by the debtor, and one
by himself who shall bo discreet vmd disinter
?>sted men, resident in tiie County, and shall
be sw?i"n by a Justice of the Peace to im
partiality, appraise and set oil", by metas and
bounds a homestead of the estate of the deb
tor, such as he may select, not to exceed the
value of one thousand dollars, a ivJ the said
appraisers shall proceed accordingly to set
OMI the homestead ; and the set off and assign
ment so made by the appraisers shall be re
turned by the officor, 'Jong with said process,
for record iu Court ; ano if, no complaint shall
be made by either party, no further proceed
ings shall be bad against the homestead, hui
the residue of the lands and tenements of the
head of thc family., if any more or other he
shali have, will be liable to attachment, levy
and sale ; Provided, That upon good cause
shown the Court put of which the process is
sued may order a reapprai s?ment and reas
signment of the homestead, either by the same
appraisers or others appointed by the Court;
And, provided further, that should life credi
tors yr debtor uegiect or refuse, after due
notice from the officer executing the process,
to nominate an appraiser, theu said officer
shall ap poi ut the same.
SEC. 2. Whenever the pe/soual property of
the head of any family reading iu this State
is taken or attaahed by virtue ol any mesno
or final process issued from any Court, and
said person shall claim the said property or
any parfthereof as exempt from attachment
on account of the same being the annual pro
duct of his homestead, or as subject to ex
emption under the Constitution, and the cred
itor and debtor do not agree about the >ame,
thc officer executing said process shall cause
the same to be ascertained, and all exempted
property set out by appraisers appointed and
sworn for the purpose, as provided in the prc
cecdiug section for setting out the homestead,
subject to like limitations aud the residue, il
any, be sold, which proceeding shall be stated
in the officer's return of such proces-s.
SEO. ?J The provisions of Sections I and 2
of this Act shall not extend to an attachment,
levy or sale ou any mesne or final process ts
sued to secure or enforce thc payment of
taxes, or obligations contracted for the. pur
chase of said ?ome stead, or obligations con
traded for the erection of improvements there
cn: Provided, thc Court or authority issu
ing said process shall certify thereon that the
same is issued for some one or more and no
other purposes : Provided funner, the yearly
product of said homejtciuis shall Lo subject
to attachment, levy and sale to secure.or en
force the payment of obligations contracted
in the productiou of tho same, but the Couri
issuing the process therefor sliall certify ; here
on that the same is issued fer said purpose
and uo other.
SEC. 4. The estate or right of homestead
of the head of any family existing at his death
shall continue for the b ne.lt of bis widow
and minor children, and be held and enj JV< d
by them until the youngest child is twenty
.one years of age, aud uutil the marriage or
deatu of the widow, and be limited to that
. period. But all the right, utie and interest
of the deceased in the premises in which such
estate or right exists, except the estate ol
homestead tims c ntinued, shall be .subject
ro die laws relating to devise, docent, dower
and sale fox payment of debts against the es
tate of the deceased.
SEO. ft When a widow or minor children
ure emilie*! to an estate or right of homestead
as provided in tho. preceding section, the same
may be set. off to tue parties entitled thereto
by the Judge of the probate Court, who sha!;
appoint three disinterested persons, resident
in thc county, who having been sworn, snail
proceed to appraise and sot out, by metes
and bounds, such homestead, and make re
turn thereof to him. If. no complaint shall
be made against said appraisal and sotting
out of tho homestead, within twenty days
thereafter, by any party interested therein,
or auy good ca'--><>. appear to the contrary, the
same'shp.ll be confirmed byr the Judge, and
SEC. <>. Appraisers appointed to set out the
homestead, under this Act, shall receive as
compensation three donara per day for such
services, aud the sar.""! shall bc paid by the
officer executing the process, ont of the prop
erty of the debtor, or in case of the homestead
set out to a widow or minor children, ou , of
the estate of the deceased by the executor or
The following is a full fist of the remaining
officers appointed by the Speaker:
Doorkeeper-John Fitzsimons, of Richland.
Assistant Doorkeeper-J. D. Price, of
Messenger-J. A. Crews, of'Lanrens.
Assistant Messengers-Nelson Hammond, j
of York; Abraham Buffing of Sumter; end
Samuel Johnson, of Anderson.
Pitges-Benjamin Simons,of Beaufort; and
William Nash, of Richland.
Reading Clerk-F. H. Frost, of Williams
Assistaut Clerks to Clerk of House-J. H.
Hendricks, of Lexington; E. E. Tucksberry,
of Laurens; and James Just, of Barnwell.
Janitor-A. T. Attaway, of Edgefield.
[Who is A. T. Attaway, of Edgefield?
Scalawag or Nigger?-ED. An v. j jj
SEXATE.-J. J. Wright gave notice of ap
bill for the punishment of tax collectors who j 1
inproperly convert the funds of the State. j '
T&iney offered a joint resolution to inquire 1 i
the assets and liabilities of the State.
motion of Wright) tho first K&qtioa i
petitioning Congres for th? removal of politi- 1
cal disabilities from the people of the Slate
was taken up, debated, and referred to the ;
Committee on Disabilities. |
Mr. Corbin, from the Committee on the Ju- ?
diciary, reported a bil!t0 determine and per
petuate the homestead exemption law. Also, i
a Lill validating the laws of tue provisional
government of S uth Carolina, which wore
read and ordered to a second reading/" Mr.
Corbin si.id the object of this legislation was
not to destroy, but to buildup)-ii all laws
were invalidated millions' of dollars of prop
erty would be iuvolved in ruin. Hereafter he
would move to annul in detail unnecessary
laws, but thc proper coarse was to let the
laws of the provisional government stand for
There is great excitement among the parti*
sans of the would-be senators. The lie is
freely given between the white and colored
inetnb&ra, each threatening to Ifnock down tb?
other. To-iiTght & meeting of the colored
members will be held to hear a statement
made"by Capt. Dutch, who was appointed to
investigate thc customhouse affairs- lt ia
said that his statements are supported by
d'tfumontaiy evidence, aud will be very dam
aging to Mackey.
Tho Columbia correspondent of the Mercu
ry, utder date of the 13th, says:
u Outside of the Legislature this day has
been signalized by that degree of acrimonious,
discussion, und of eager canvassing, which is
peculiar to the day previous to nu election.
An incident occurred this morning full of po
etic justice. Mr. Sam Dickerson, an exceed
ingly black geiiilemati of colour, assailed
Met ?regor Mackey, on the streets in the pres
ence of a large number ot people of all con
ditions, nnd all .-.orrs of political belief. Mr.
Dickerson, whose lnugung? on the occasion
was much more forcible than chaste, subjected
Mackey io a torrent of coarse abuse, which
the historic .' use is almost tempted to repeat.
The dramatic propriety would have been
complete, if Dickerson had only done what
he threatened, and actually thrashed him.
How poignant would have been the reflection
10 tht! philanthropic M ickey, as he winced
under the lash, that the spirit of manhood,
wh<ch he, as :i member of tho party of great
moral ideas, had contributed to raise in the
breast of the long oppressed African, should
have made one among its earliest essays on
.his own unfortunate back and shoulders.
li Th-! elder Mackey, like Mrs. Gargery, is
decidedly " on the rampage." It is reported
that he made a speech this evening to his ad
herents, in which he savagely deuonnced his
opponents, and wrought himself up to such a
pitch ol fury, that he almost did what he as
serted the Carolinians would do to-morrow if
hi- election should be announced, that is,
f .ninod at lim mouth. He said that the white
people of this State would foam at the mouth
with rage, if he should be elected. He even
condescended to come down from the sublime
pitch of his usual moral elevation, so far as to
attack tbc representatives of the press herc
present, all of whom he asserted were the
hired parasites of ."sawyer. If such be their
choice, these gentlemen deserve at least some
credit for the propriety of their discrimina
tion, and it would be as well for the great
loyalist to consider that where political prin
ciples are the same, personal characteristics
furnish thc only test by which to decide."
The correspondent of the Netcs, of the
sam J date, says :
M E. W. M. Mackey carne very near being
per-onally maltreated today by Sam Dicker
son (black,) who denounced him in language
which, I am quite sure, would not be pub
ii-hed; words, for instance, you g-d d-d
white livered spectacled son of a - gun. &c.
A meeting of thc Mack ey i tes has been
held to night, whereat the elder M. made one
of his characteristic speeches and denounced
thc entire newspaper tribe. St.wyer is deci
dedly ahead, however, and unless the purse is
brought into requisition, will win.
.Thc feeling between factions b very bitter,
::nd in less than three month?; will lead to
open rupture. I hear that several colored
men in ibo Legislature have determined to
co-operate with tho Democratic party.
COLUMBIA, July 14.
SENATE.-The Senate was called to order
al ll o'clock.
Hoc. Lemuel Boozer, Lieutentml-Govcrnor
elect, appeared and qualified. ~ *~*~"\
The Standing Committee?? were appointed.
Our Senator (?; the Hon. Frank Arnim (so
called) is on the Committee on Public Build
ings, aud is about thc only man in the Senate
who is not placed on more than one of the
standing Committees. Why so ?
Under the previous order, the Senate then i
proceeded to ballot for a Senator, to fill the
unexpired short term in the Uaite i States
Senate, with the following result : Thomas J. i
Robertson received 23 votes ; Benjamin F.
Perry 5 ; A. G. Mackey 1.
Thomas J. Robertson having received th.. ;
requisite number of votes, was declared the I
L-hoico of thu Senate. Tho Democratic mern- ?
bers voted for B. F. Perry.
The Senate then proceeded to ballot for a
Senator to Gil the unexpired long term in the i
United States Senate, and came to a choice
un thc iib h ballot, the vote then standing : I
Por Frederick A. Sawyer 15 votes; A. G.
Mackey il ; Mansfield French 5.
In this election, the Democratic members i
ill voted for Hon. J. B. Campbell on the first 1
ballot, but on thc second, changed their votes 1
in favor ol F. A. Sawyer, with the exception ]
af Senator BietnSu, of Oconee, who continued
to vote for Mr. Campbell, until the fifth bal- ;
lot, when he united with his Democratic col- 1
"agues opon Mr. Sawyer, and so secured his :
The Senate then adjourned.
HOUSE-The roll was called, after which
the Speaker announced the Standing Com
The Special Committee appointed to con
sider the matter of the protest made against
Ihe admission of the delegates from Anderson,
reported that they had d?.?ne so, and recom
mended the House, as a matter of economy,
and to avoid a discussion which, in committee,
would bc fruitless and interminable, to take ;
the matter directly under its consideration
and, if necessary, send for persons and papers.
Thc report was received and made thc spe
cial order for Thursday, at 12 o'clock. i
A resolution was then adopted to go into
election, under the previous order of the
11 u-e, at 12 o'clock,/or United States Sena
tors-the vote being first taken for the Sen?;- i
tor to fill the unexpired short tertn. j
After a short recess, tho House proceeded
io tho election of a Senator to fill the upex?||
pired short term in the Senate of the ?nited i
Stj.t-s, with the followiug result on the first
ballot: T. J. Robertson received 107 votes;
Li. F. Perrj 14 ; F. A. Sawyer*.
Thomas J. Robertson having received the
requisite number of votes, was declaredythe
choice of the House. 3> ^*B|
The Democratic members, Messrs. Bullock,
Bryant, CUtmm?, Doyle, Field, Keith, Lit
tlejohn, Moore, Sloan, Stewart, Smith. Tur
ner. Wilson and Waller, voted for Hon. B.
The Houso then proceeded to ballot for a
Senator to fill the unexpired long term in the
Senate ol the United States.
Mr. J. H. Jeucks said he had the pleasing
duty.?.to introduce to that body, and ask ita
sfipport ot'one believed to be fully adapted to
fill the important position of United States
Senator-he referred to Mr. Frederick A.
Sawyer-a Democrat after theschool ofAb-a
ham Lincoln.iand one in every way qualified
io Borve bis couutry in any department of duty.
A. J. Hausier spoke at length in making !
the nomination of Dr. A. G. Mackey, using
the most eulogistic expressions co ceruing
that gentleman's devotion to the Union, the
sacrifices he had made, and sufferings he bad (
W. J. Whipper nominated Parson French,
claiming that his record as a man was at least
equal to that of his competitors, and that as ,
a Republican he was entitled to even more .
at the hands of the party than tho other gen- .
tlemen named. It was io Ins efforts in part
that the ^colored men of South Carolina were
indebted for the privilege of setting in this ,
hali to-day. The morning of his life had been i
spent in disseminating Republican principles, j
ind now, in the evening of his carder, it was
bul fit that, having among the people and in
the army everywhere advocated justice and J
jquality to the colored man, he 6hould be re- ?"
R. S. Elliott (colored,) seconded tho oorjr ' <
nation of Mr. Sawyer in a strong speech, in
which ho said he believed the success and per
petuity of the Republican party depended on
the election of Mr. Sawyer. ? We had enough
of scallawags and carpet-baggers, and tbe fault
was due to those who made use of these wan
dering agencies to promote'their.own success.
R. C. DeLarsre (colored,) seconded the
nomination of Dr. Mackey. -Dr. Boseman
(colored,) spoke in favor of Mr. Sawyer, and
Mr. ?onlinsonrepresented with great earnest
ness the claims and .merits of Parson French.
R. Small (colored;) made a speech in which
be said that Mansfield French was a Republi
can, while Mackey was yet crying out "secesb."
It was a noted fact, that he was a secessionist.
Referring to a printed letter which Mr. Mack
ey bad been circulating' purporting to come
f.om General Fremont and endorsing Mackey,
Small said be never wrote to General Fre
mont, and didn't know why. Mr. Fromont
wrote to*him. At best he bad a queer way
of sending, bis letters, for this was handed to
bim open after a copy had been taken for the
newspapers. Gentlemen bad said Mr. Mackey
was a good Republican. Ile certainly bad
uot shown it, and if bc bad. be certaiuly bad
been*re,warded. He held au office worth eight
or fen thousand dollars a year, bas all his sons
and relations in office, aud, in Heaven's name,
what more did he want. For one, be, thc
speaker, did not desire to see the State of
South Carolina changed to the State of
Mackey. [Great laughter.]
The Honse then proceeded to ballot with
.the following result: Dr. Mackey, 50 votes ;
F. A. Sawyer, 34 ; Parson French. 24 ; J. B.
Campbell, 13 ; B. F. Perry, 1. Whole num
ber of votes cast 122-necessary to a choice
62. The Speaker announced that there was.
no election, and tho House then adjourned.
COLOMBIA, July 15.
The two nouses of the General Assembly
met to-day, at twelve M., and proceeded joint
ly to ballot for a United Staten Senator, with
no result. The vote was as follows : First
ballot-total votes, 151 ; necessary to a choice,
7G; Mackey, 6n -. Sawyer, 49; French, 28;
Campbell, 12. Second ballot-Mackey, 59:
Sawyer, 51; French. 27;- Campbell, 14.
Third ballot-Mackey, 59; Sawyer, 51;
French, 27 ; Campbell, 14. Ft.urth ballot
Mackey, (?0 ; Sawyer, 51 ; French, 25 ; Camp
bell, 14. Fifth ballot-Mackey, 02 ; Sawyer,
51; French, 24; Campbell, 14.
All parties were, very firm, and French
showed no disposition to retire. Some of his
adherents will, however, divide .tormorrow
between Sawyer and Mackey. The chances
are about even.
Tbe colored men talk of cutting the gordian
knot by running a colored candidate. Corbin
is also spoken of and would be acceptable on
Money and promises are circulating freely
Sawyer is assailed by Mackey as being.a
Democrat, but bis friend* stick.
A plan is being considered for the payment
of the interest on the State debt and estab
lishing a financial agency in New York. Part
or all of the State debt to be funded and a
new loan to be mu le.
Mr. Hood remains in charge of tbe State
Treasury. The Governor is determined to do
nothing in regard to either men or measures
that will impair the credit of the State. The
Republicans are very much incensed because
he cancelled the bonds offered by N. G.
Swarms of office seekers aro here. Some
beardless boys are applying for positions as
judges, solicitors, counsel to the Legislature,
and tbe rest.
Noihing has been done in either House, ex
cept, the balloting for Senator.
Caucuses are being held, at which the re
spective claims ol' Sawyer and Mackey are
being advocated. The latesl developments in
dicate a combination of tbe friends of French
and Sawyer-in which event Sawyer will
easily be elected.
COLUMBIA, S. C., July 16.-Thc two Houses
met this morning a^d proceeded to ballot
jointly for the election of a United-States
senator for long term.
Three ballots were taken with the following
result : First ballot-Mackey, 59 ; Sawyer,
51 ; French, 27 ; Campell 10. E. J. Whipper
then withdrew the name of Parson Mansfield
French. Second ballot-Mackey, 68 ; S?w
rcr, 0*6 j OttTapbcltf-VtVj Frcncb, 1.r Third
ballot-whole number voting, 149 ; necessary
to a choice, 75-Sawyer, 76 ; Mackey. 68 ;
Campbell, 5-viz : Messrs. Doyle, Field,
Keith. Sloan and Steward.
There was great cheering when the an
nouncement was made that Sawyer was
T. J. Mackey, the brother of A. G. Mackey,
the defeated candidate, started this afternoon
for Washington to enter a protest against Sen
ator Sawyer being allowed to take his seat.
The protest is based upon a charge that Saw
yer \va3 engaged in blockade running during
Lhc war. T. J. Mackey, before leaving the
city, resigned bis position as private Secre
tary to Governor Scott.
There hus been great rejoicing to-day
amongst all classes of persons who desired
the defeat of the Mackey party. Along the
railroad, where the news had been received
by telegraph, there was loud cheering.
Immediately after tho result was announc
ed, R. C. De Large (bright mulatto from
Charleston) asked four days leave of absence
io go to Charleston to bury the Republican
Mackey declares that the election of Saw
yer is the first Democratic victory in South
Carolina, and will give the Stato to Seymour
and Blair. The feeling among his friends is
It is confidently asserted by a gentleman
from Washington, an agent of the Treasury
Department, who has been investigating the
affairs of tho Charleston Customhouse, that
Mackey will be turned out of office in leps
ibai sixty days, and that ihe institution itself
will be thoroughly swept out and purged.
Tim Hurley, the Coronor elect, went down
to Ctiatieston, to-night, with Mackey. It is
not known whether he antieipates(Jiolding
au inquest upon his remains.
COLOMBIA, July 17.-In tho Senate to-day
Randolph (colored) gave notice of a bill to
enabie those who contract to perform labor to
recover their wages.
On motion of Mr. Rutland, a committee
was appointed tc ascertain whether the bouds
of thc Slate Treasurer may not be lessened
Mr/jC rbin introduced a bill to regulate
appeals to tbe Supreme Court, and a bill to
organize thc Circuit Courts.
M|j|Maxwell gave nonce of a bill for the
incorporation of the City Savings Bank.
Tbo ntAestead bill was discussed and
A<4>ill validating the laws of thc provisional
governtueut came up. A long discussion arose
?md the Senate adjourned.
I; the House a long debate took place on
the reportai Hie Committee on Privileges
and Elections, requesting the House to.dtf?r?e
whether tbe affidavits of the contestants in
the case of tho Anderson delegation be re
Mr. Moore, one of the ^eniWratic, mem
bers, made a long and plucky speech. He
told the House that be dared-them to ignore
the certificates of General Cunby and tho
managsrs of elections. This produced a great
The Anderson delegates are anxious to se
cure ?he ? UH a vi ts of certain witnesses, but
the House was unwilling and decided against
them. The probability is that.they will be
A large number of members obtained leave
of absence, and the House then adjourned
A SUM FOR RADICAL SCHOOI.-BOYS TO CI
PHER.-If it required a year for' General
Grant, with two hundred aud twenty-two
thousand men, well armed and well provided,
0 induce Lee, with seventy thousand men,
poorly armed and worsd provided, to accept
terms of capitulation, bow long would it have
taken for Grant to subdue tho rebellion if the
forces had been equal.
An old n inister, a short timo Bince,
isked a woman what could be done to induce
ber husband to attend church. " T don't
snow," she replied, " unless you wore to put
1 pipe ?od a jug of whisky ia hin pew?"
WEDNESDAY, JULX22, 1808.
OF NEW YORK.
FRANCIS P. BLAIR,
Once More at Home-And Glad of it.
We have returned from the tumultuous vortex
of Now York to the dead calm of Edgefield-from
wenlth and prospority to poverty and adversity
from freedom aud law to ?lavery and oppression.
And still we are glad ; for beautiful and truthful
'ia the old saying: "'Tis home where the heart is."
While in New York, we wrote every day to our
paper and to our people; bat so far ont of the
world is Edgefield that it takes a whole week for
a letter to come hither from the great metropolis.
God be praised that the Columbia ' t Hamburg
Rail rc dd will soon put ns a little further on the
higbwny towards the living and breathing world I
Our epiftloa oonoerning.tbo deliberations of the
Convention, the nominations, the glorifications,
tho prospects, tc, we have torn up; tEeir con
ten ts, ten days after the adjournment of the Con
vention, would appear supremely stale, flat and
With two or turee, however, of more recent date
and treating of more general subjects, we shall
still beg leave to pester our indulgent readers.
Yes, we are glad to be once more among onr
"nativo mountains of HepFidam ;" for.New York,
as it was lately, with its truly infernal heat and
crowd, its exhausting political discussions and
harrangues, its 4th July fireworks, its national
banners and national airs, and its womens' legs
clad in pink stockinet, waa truly not a pleasant
place. By no means so pleasant as Edgefield with,
its loving hearts and cooling watermelons!
Reconstruction in Most Upleasantly
Our town is full of high dignitaries. To-day,
two of our County Commi'sioners, Mossrs. Arnim
and Kenned.., have been sworn in. The new
Clerk, Sheriff, and Ordinary are all present, and
will assume the crown and regalia in a few days
Escape of Prisoners from Onr Jail'.
This is an oft-told tale./ The escape of prison
er.-; from Edgefield jail is of much commoner oc
currence than rain. On Thursday night lait,
eight took quiet departure. This thing ls equally
culpable and ridiculous. A communication
headed " Jail Deli-ei/," exposing this abuse of
justice, law and oiaer, will appear in our next
The Cokesbnry District Meeting.
Cokesbury District, according to the jurisdic
tion of the Methodist Episcopal Church, em
braces the Districts of Abbeville, Newberry,
Laurens, and Edgfield, with exception of Oran
itevillo. Rev. W. H. Fleming is PresMiti* Elder
over Cukosbury District. The District contains
some fifteen or sixteen Circuits and Stations.
The annual Meeting of clerical and lay dele
gates from all thc Circuits and Stations of Cokes
bury District, will begin its session at this place
on Wednesday the 29th inst. On the evening
of that day, Rev. W. P. Mou/.on, well known and
so much admired and beloved here, now preach
ing in Ab'-eville, will deliver the introductory
sermon in the Methodist Church.
Among the distinguished clergymen who will
bc presett at this "District Meeting," we may
mention Bishop Wightnun, Dr. Whitefoord
Smith, Prof. Curlisle .and Rev. Mr. Fleming.
The DelcgKtes, clerical nr. 1 lay, will probably
number from eighty to one hundred.
The Baptist Church har been offered on this
occasion, and during the continuance of the
Meeting, its pulpit will ba OMAnfUA Ug.rfr '. ??kt
Our people are preparing themselves to main
tain the ancient character of Edgefield fur hospi
tality, brotherly love, and good cheer.
Tremendous Mnss-Rntification Meeting
We learn that a tremendous Seymour and Blair
Mas3-Ratification Meoting will be held in Aiken
early in August.
And further, that Gonl. Wade Hampton and
other proiainont men will address this Meeting.
And further still, that tho hospitable inhabitants
of Aiken aro making arrangements for thc enter
tainment of strangers who may visit them on this
And yet again, that a Barbecue Dinner of pon
derous capacity will bc provided for the assembled
multitude ; and that a dance platform as woll as a
political platform will be in readiness to be rati
fied und adopted-with muric according-and all
other ornaments of hilarity.
This is as it thould be. No means whatever
should now be spared to arouse the people to the
importance of taking the most active port possi
ble in thc coming elections.
And wc are delighted to announco that tho
Ccutrul Ex<cutive Committee of our own District
recommend just such a Meeting hore (or elsewhere
in the District) on the 4th Monday of August.
By all means, let this Meeting be held.
One Who Could ki Rend his Title
" To mansions in tho skies." And who has
lately entered into tho well-deserved rest which
he will find in those everlasting mansion*. A
man whose record in life makes a case so extreme
ly rare as to be deserving of especial mention.
One who roamed in life through eighty-four yetrs,
and w?s known moro or less to all of bdgefidd.
Ono whose daily walk and conversation, through
all these eighty-four years, was ever approved by
Hud and man. ROBERT BRYAN, Sonr., who de
parted this life, at his residence in the Meeting
Street vicinity, on Monday morning, tlc 2(1 th in
The South Carolina Legislature Flying
into the Face of Destiny.
By not electing Albert G. Mackey U. S. Sera
tor. Of course Destiny was reserving A. G. lor
this place, and the placo for A. G. But tho S?rth
Carolina Legislature has impiously flown into be
fuce of Destiny i>nd instead of Mackey, Sawyer
is the man. Sawyer and Robertson are the tro
men whom glory awaits in the banner-spangltd
Senate Chamber at Washington; And Mucker
is lamenting aloud and refuses utterly to be com
forted. And his brother has hied him to Wash
ington to make malicious representation again;
the triumphant Sawyer, and to induce the aug us
Congress not to allow Sawyer to take his seal
But Sawyer, though a far better man th au A. G,
is still a hearty good Radical ; and Congress wil
not lorbld him.
Thorefore the time has come for us to bid i
long adieu to Maokey, the exalted President o'
the Great P.ingod-Streaked and Striped, theapos
tto of progreiB anet of tbo negro, tbo boro, tb?
patriot, the philanthropist, tho martyr.
Depart, Mackey, into the wido realms of th?
Great Disappointed. And tnko along with yoe
the Rev. Mansfiold French. A goodly company
awaits you in those realms. Salmon P. Chase
b?8 just preceeded you there. Ile will meet you
on the threshold with the Eagle of Freedom (toil! i
drooping and head averted) in ono hand, and a i
mourning-edged greenbock in the other. He '
will weop over you; and you will weep; and <
Mansfield will weep. And you nra about the f
only three that will weep. But don't die too hard ;
and take comfort in tho thought that your name ^
will undoubtedly go down the tide of time with' ]
thoio of Ashburn und Dill, and other very small ,
heroes of these magnificent days ! ,
. ^?**There WOB a row at Millican, Texas, on
the 17th-negroes against white mea and sol*
diers. RCEUU about 60 negroei killed ?td wound* \
ed, Nogrooa commenced tbo im, p
Seymour and Blair.
The Edgetield Advertiser bas been among the
foremost papers of Sooth Carolina to hoist the
above honored and promising names at its mast
There can be no doubt that the great Demo
cratic Convention did its. work wisely and well.
Heartfelt was tho joy of all right-minded South
ern people when, on the fifth day of tho session
of the Convention, Seymour and Blair were un
nonnoed as tho Democratic nominees. Having
beon obliged to relinquish Pendledon, and tremb
ling with fear and horror of Chase, how pecu
liarly gratifying was the turn which resulted in
tho choice of Seymour. He had more than once
declined-and persisted in declining-tho nomi
nation. And this he did magnanimously and
with purest motivo and intent, let Radical men
and papers say what they may to tho contrary.
The necessity of the occasion and the persistency
of the popular voice at last forced him to accept.
And deeply rejoiced should wo be that ho did ac
cept. Rejoiced that the Democratic patty should
not have proved itself so flagrantly inconsistent
as.to nominate Chief Justice Chose; rejoiced that
we should be delivered from the unwelcome bur
den of supporting Chase.
Ex-Cov. Horatio Seymour of New York ba:
long beon recognized as probably the leading
statesman of the country. He is a thorough,
consistent, old-fashioned Democrat, and a polish
ed, highbred, dignified gentleman; one who in
private no less than In publie will be an honor tc
thc nation a.? its Chief Executive. His nomina
tion wu? by no means an undeserved compliment;
and, judging from what wo have latejy seen ol
tho Democratic party, we should predict that thc
people will endorso it in November next in fuel;
a manner as to secure , his triumphant election.
The nomination of Seymour and Blair goes forth
stamped with every probability of victory. The
Democratic star is iu the ascendant. The Demo
cratic masses are thoroughly aroused. The Demo
cratic nominees will unite all sections upon com
mon ground, and the South may begin to rejoice
that her day of deliverance is near at hand.
And, lastly, let it bc no longer said in th?
South, that tho South has but-little to expeci
from the Democratic party of the North-; thal
, we cannot depend upon them ; -that they care no'
for us, but for themselves alone-; and that, ever
if they could, they would do nothing to help us
Suoh talk has been common in our latitude sin ct
the close of the war. It does infinite wrong'tc
the Democratic party of the North, the East, th<
West; and infinite wrong to-us who utter suet
And this, we would wager any sum, is nov
the honett opinion of nine out of ten of all th?
Southern mon who hav* visited New York during
tho session of the Democratic Convention.
The Lion ol the Southern Delegation?
The lion of the Southern delegations in Ne?
York, during tho sitting of the late Convention
was undoubtedly Genl. Wade Hampton. We do no
mean that he was the lion among Southern peoph
alone, but among Northern, Eastern and Westert
people. It is amazing to contemplate the im
menso popularity of this man. As regards om
own State, Mr. Calhoun in his palmiest days nev
er possessed the hearts of the people so complete
ly. In Now York a romantic interest teemed ti
attach to his very nome. Strangers rushed ant
pushed and scrouged to catch a sight of him: ant
the leading journals were garnished daily witl
conspicuous paragraphs concerning him, and bi
doings and sayings and antecedents. On Monday
second doy of the Convention, after a spiritei
speech by Genl. Tom Ewing of Ohio, who cam
upon the floor with an address from the Soldicrt
und Sailors' Convention, a call was made fo
"Genl. Wade Hampton." This call was immedi
. tely taken up by three thousand voicer, and th
welkin absolutely shrieked with the ?amo o
Hampton. But Hampton, despite the loudest
longest and most persistent call, refused to be se
duced into a speech. This was the wisest course
Thc Southern men had determined to keep filen
in the Convention, and most rigidly did they ad
here to this determination. On two occasions
however, after the adjournment, did Genl. Hamp
fem address tho public; and each time with un
We advert to those facts as matters of genera
interest, for no where in the State, in a higher de
gree than in Edgefield, is Genl. Hampton ad
mired as a noble and chivalrous soldier, and ar
honest, honorable and devoted son of tho soil.
Ten Years Imprisonment at Hard
Many persons will remember the barbarous
murder of Mr. JAS. A. MARTIN, near Allendale
Barnwell District, in April lust, by a crowd of in
furiated negroes. Jacob Green and George Taylor.
the two ringleaders of the crowd, the miscreant)
who did tho shooting, have been tried lately it
Aiken, before a Military Commission,-Maj. L
WALKER, President, and Lieut WM. STONE, Judg<
Advocate,-found guilty of murder,and sentence?]
" To be hung to death by the neck, ut such time
and place as thc proper reviewing authority may
But Genl. CANDY'S clemency has choat?d th?
gallows of its rich dues, and the well-deserved
sentence of these two black fiends is mitigated
to ten years imprisonment at hard labor in Fort
Macon N. C.
Every body knows Margaret Lowe ; and how
smart she is, and how tidy she is, and bow volite
and kind she is. From this time until the end ol
worm weather, sho will have ready, daily, at her
well-known shop on the corner, lee-Cream, Sher
bet and Lemonade, for all who may patronize hor.
Nobody in tho world makes nicer and cleaner
things than Margaret. That is a settled fact
We thank her for her late civility; but we needod
no new evidonce of her skill or taste. From ll
A. M. till night, will be Margaret's Ice Cream
2p?t- Demoreit'e Young America, an enterpri
sing little Magazine which has already won so
large a share of juvenile favor, enters upon its
third year with the November No., and also in
creases its si7.o nearly one half. This chango
will effect a groat, though doubtless costly im
provement, and is due to tho success which bas
attended the two years of its existence, and to
the determination of the proprietory to make it
acceptable, not only to its present class of young
patrons, bat also to 'hoir older hrothers and sis
ters. The price will remain unchanged, $1.50
per year. Address, W. JENNINGS DEHOREST, 473
Broadway, N. Y.
Demoreit'e Monthly-ibo popular parlor
Magazine-has won for itself on enviable place
in the esteem of American ladies. Its usefulness,
the amount furnished for the money, is only
equaled by it H variety, its high tone, and general
literary excellence. It is marvelous that premi
ums of real and ?reat valu? can be added to a
magazine of such cort and character, for three
dollars per year. It only proves what is so often
said, that books and newspapers are the cheapest
and best educators in the world. Address, W.
JENNINGS DEFOREST, 473 Broadway, N. Y.
PLATFORM OF THE BOYS IN BLUE.-The
following is the platform of principles adopted
by tho Convention of Soldiers and Sailors at
New York :
Whereas, A national interchange of views
between the members of this Convention and
delegates to thc National Democratic Con
vention have fully confirmed us in our pre
viously entertained opinion of the purity and
patriotism of that body, and fully justifies
the belief that, in the election of candidates
:ind ths construction of a platform, thc Con
vention will ba governed bj the spirit of the
iddress adopted by this body on the 6th in
stant; therefore, relying unon this belief,
Resolved, That wo will support its nomina
tions for President and Vice-President of the
United States, and that, on our return home,
ive will induce our comrades in arms to
mite with us in yielding to them an earnest
Representatives from North Carolina,
louth Carolina, Florida and Louisiana hive been \
idmitted to scats ia CoBgrcfi.
NEW YORK, July 10.
Yesterday, we Tar?te you concerning the upshot
ef thc great Con ve at ion; and since, before, the.elec
tion in November, we 8ba.11 probably bo surfeited
with politics, and parlies, and- election ering
Btruggles^we wil!? on this oeipj^on, write you a
miscellaneous, rambling c pistlsf Jbr idle, summer
Treading. -It is so,bot here, ahd'.so crowded, and
so'fussy, that we suffer terribly all the^time with
thc j im-jim.--, and under prcsont circumstances
could not?possibly write any other tbah avjinV
j am my letter.
EnoEFiEi.D MEN IS NEW YORK.
Our distinguished townsman, Ex-Gov. BOSH AU,
is here, the recipient of mach attention from dis
tinguished citizens and visitors. We have the
honor to be in the same suite of.rooms -with the
Governor, and h H own chamber, fronting on
. Tammany Hall, is often thronged witb/hisfriends
from all part; of the country, men, generally,
highly distinguished in the political ?nd military
' world. But we should not have said that Gov.
? BOSH AM was here itt this moment, for be is at
' presenton a-visit of ? day and night to Gov.
SEYMOUR of Connecticut, from whom he received
! a very warm and pressing invitation. He will
' retain hither to morrow.
And as fur our friend and representative, Gen.
GARY, he is everywhere, and knows every body.
We honestly believe he knows well every man in
tho Convention ; and if you attempt to walk with
him one square on Broadway be will introduce
you to no less than one thousand Confederate
f Generals. He is also to bc seen at tho grand
i hotels, in close communion with the ' dashing
i d?mes da grund monde who frequent the same.
Ho-ileparts to Saratoga after the adjournment of
i the Convention, there to disport farther with the
i -world, the flesh and thc devil. Not meaning, by
- any means, however-, that our friend flirts with
? this trio more than other people. Wo ouTy mean
? that be dashes through life with a verre which is
! very striking.
And there is still another Edgefield man here,
> Dr. JAMES DEVORE. He is accompanied. by his
i daughter, and nephew, young PRESCOTT. And
t with this party we aro exploring New York and
t its environs. Five o'clock in the morning and
> twelve o'clock at night find us going. And fun
. we have had 1 We have dabbed tho Dr. " the
> Evangelist," on account of his frantic attempts
> to convert Radical; from the error of their w?ys.
In the hotels, on the steamboats, on the cars, on
1 the streets, in the gardens, in the theatres, in the
churches, the Dr. attacks and confutes some ram
' pant Radical. Never have we been so amused !
- We have seen him drawing a picture of South
; Carolina under her present woes, and telling of
the negroes and their doings, surrounded by a
half hundred eager listeners. He comes down
' upon his antagonists in the most fearful manner,
' and, although they generally wag their tails and
' smile humbly, still we fear some big fel'ow (big
ger than he) will lick him soundly yet Of course
9 we shall pitch in, tooth and nail, when our on
' thusiastic countryman brings on the final conflict.
NEW YORK ITSELF !
?.. Despite the long and terrible war, and all the
predictions to that effect, no extensive grass crops
were ever harvested on Broadway, nor did any
3 ships or steamers rot at deserted wharves. All
* through tho war, New York was prospering, Bwell
ing and oxulting. Nor was Now York over more
1 wealthy, prosperous, prodigal and light-hearted
3 than it appears at the present moment, The
' parks and drives swarm every afternoon with
magnificent equipages ; the theatres and operas
* are most liberally attended ; the jewelry stores
blaze with trifles of fabulous cost ; thu women
r fairly reek with rain bow tinted fineries ; and the
groat dry goods stores are literally nnable to sup
ply the demand for rare and expensive fabrics.
' But it is in tho up-town march of magnificent
i mansions that we find the most substantial evi
dence of the wonderful prosperity of theso people.
Splendid architectural triumphs are arising as if
by magic upon every block from Union Square
to thc Park; and, indeed, all around the Park.
'' So much so that the New Yorkers will soon have
their groat pleasure garden (Central Pork) onvi
' ron.a ny a belt of stately marble and brown-stone
palaces, compotont to rival, if not surpass, both
' in exterior beauty and internal comfort, the
grandest family residences of the oldest aristo
cratic honses in Europe. Republican industry
' bas fairly liken its place as tho successful rival
of England's hereditary wealth, and New York
has become a worthy exponent of the superb
prosperity which has made this country, despite
, the lute civil war, thc envy of all other nations.
As an illustration of this phase of fashionable
progress, we would refer to
, STEWART'S HOUSE.
, STEWART the great dry-goods merchant He
! is a Scotchman, plain, stiff, red-bearded, unorna
mental, and unhappy. Doesn't live with his wife.
, The latter is old, childless and blind. Poor old
I woman; no wonder she is blind! The terrible
and continual flash of the gold dollars is doabt
, less the cause of it! And it is some com.ort (?)
to know that no body in the South will become
, blind from the same cause. The new and mucb
talked-of marblo palace of Stewart stands high
up on Fifth Avenue, and immediately attracts the
Httcntion of all, though they may never have
beard nf it. It is not quite finished, and the
dry-goods man is not yet living in it. It is the
most splendid specimen of refined and lnxurious
taste we have ever beheld. It will have drawing
rooms In the style of Louis Quatorze ; all ormolu,
marble, statuary, sa'.ins and mirrors; pallors in'
the severe but solidly handsome style of the Eliz
abethan era ; breakfasting, dining, dancing, and
smoking rooms, copied from tho latest models of
Parisian elegance ; together with a spacious libra
ry, lighted from a stained glass cupola above; a
billiard room, provided around the WHIIS W tb
cut-velvet sofas, on whicL the players mny le
oline; losg suites of dormitories, bath and dress
ing rooms, in which the rich and loveless Scotch
man may make his friends happy ; and, in ad
dition, extensive outbuilding? and garden im
provements, embracing servants' halls and bed
rooms, howling alleys, aviaries, greenhouses,
fountains, and stables for cunntluss horses. And
such establishments as thete-none quite so myal
however-are tho order among the wealthy peo
ple of New York.
And now our pen almost involuntarily writes
"TH? WniTB FAWN" AJCD " HUMPTY DUMPTY."
Those are the two gorgeous spectacular dramas
which have so long been enchanting the resident
and transient public of New York. During the
Convontion they were more than ever' crowded.
People when they leave home and repair to such a
place as New York, invariably throw np their
commissions ano! go everywhere aud do everything.
This is a melancholy fact, but indisputably and
incontrovertibly true. Lately, here, thousands
of people, young men and maidens, old men and
children, attended the White Fawn nightly, who,
at home, wonld have turned blue and livid at the
boro idea. We saw them' With our own eyes, and
we know what we aire saying ; and they were de
lighted too! But of the White Fawn and Hump
ty Dumpty we can write no description. Their
gorgeousness and beauty defy all description. Not
even ia dreams oan anything so surpassingly
lovoly be oonoeived of ! The coup d'oeil on the
stage, wbilo tho drama is going on, is simply a
royal and magnificent glittor, with purple and
gold, and crimson, and groen, and mother-of-pearl,
and moonlight, and diatnond-fianh, shifting to
and fro across the scene, whilo floods of pris
matic light strike through from above a nd around,
and lend, every moment, a now beauty to the
bewildering picture. P"?.cns and dozens and do
zens, ranks and regiments, of diamond-breasted
girls throng the stage ; they are beautiful ; and
they aro well nigh naked; if they were perfectly
and entirely naked, they would be infinitely more
decant. And here they whirl and float, under
soft light and amid flowers, with the coolness of
fountains and the beauty of fairy grottoes, to the
%ound of music that sets your senses in a delicious
whirl of pleasure, or saddens your soul with
strange emotion. These women, many of them,
are beautiful, their faces are soft, white and
gleaming like pearl. And now, for a .moment,
they touch ?.ne ground, only to undulate and
b Irl tai float aga io, witb (bo ramio that plays
like a wanton wind among flowers. Tho whole
thing is dtingoronsly. beautiful. These women,
h ting beautiful, know it ; and the j are as grace
ful with tho confciouaness' ayfdJKpetaled flowers
swaying on: their long^"stems, .ind rifled by thc
wind. What a ?hinno -for ?.abralist! But if
you are a man of he?r^y.ou.jii?r?feel deep pity
for these weak beings/iand will withhold harsh
words.. Who knows the?r n?isfortancs and their
temptations.; who .can roadttheir hearts? "brit a
blessed thing for us tba?G?d judgeth not as man
judges ! All these dances, however, aro not po
etically beautiful ; for instance,
Thia Can-Can is danced nightly in thc White
Fawn. It is beautiful, but very vulgarly so. The
perpetrators of it oro two Germane, M'He Sohlke
and Mon Vor naname. Each one of them waar s
the very-am* jat:wodie*om of^clotbihg 'ffiKcln^
be imagined. The fig loaf of mother Eve were
heavy winter raiment compared to the Cau-Can
costumo! And fhen the evolutions !" 1 As we
beheld them, we involodtarUy escia jaed .to our-,
self: ifcis ? certainly surmounting the in?or
mountablo and passing the impassable! The
two dancers leap and vault and whirl, and mix
their legs so cunningly togother that, as they
revolve with the rapidity of lightning, it is to
tally impossible to tell totter from which ; im
possible to distinguish the female from the male
legs. And then, to wind up, Sohlke achieves o'
miraculously high-action .movement with .her
right leg and kicks Von Hamme on the nose with
thc tip of her toe, whereupon both spin and gyrate
as if the galvanic battery had been applied to
them, and Sohlke falls into Vpn Hamme's arms,
with her right leg.still scrupulously maintaining
the high-option movement And then comes a
thunder of applause from thc audience. And
Sohlke and Von Hamme smile and bow and kiss
their hands as if they had done an extremely
virtuous act And whioh is most to blame, dan
cers or audience? Audience by all mean?. These
dancers dance for money and applause, and if
their audiences give them these for absolute in
decency, they (tho dancers; will cort?inly be
more and moro indecent P ?opie who* sit and
applaud the Can-Can should certainly not bare
the impudence to decry its immorality. I
New York is absolutely in tho greatest possible
need of respectable places of amusement We
do not mean to indulge in any' pharisaical cant
about the indecencies of the modern drama and
spectacle, but the truth stands out, that with all
her houses of entertainment (not for man and
boast, but for pleasure-seeking men and woman)
New York has hone io which retined, well brod
people woold care to resort At least, such is
undoubtedly the case at present. During the
winter perhaps it is better ; for then Wallack and
Booth do make some- show of maintaining the
legitimate drama. As things go jnst now, there
is not a theatre in the city thal: can claim'strict
respootability for tho cntertainments'it furnishes.
Indecency draws- better than anything else;
hence it is kept on the stage. .'- i . ' \ '
And now, we turn almost naturally from the
indecent theatres to the infinitely more Indecent
The mania for these houses is very great; und
there is scarcely a block on Broadway, or any
other of tho great streets, but has one or two.
Those, on Broadway ore not so openly and re
voltingly immoral as those on other ft reo ts, nucb
os the Bowery and other thoroughfares in the
lower part of the city. Tho police, ever and
anon, make descents upon these wretched places
and close thom up ; but despite this, they flourish
and abound without limit and without number.
Most of them are underground, far below the
level of the sidewalk; night is their, time. Wish
ing to see New York, as to its crime, poverty,
want, wo, wretchedness and degradation, wo have
visited, in company with ff German friend whe
knows the io.? and outs, more "than a doren ol
theso bouses in different parts of the' city". And
wo have boen terribly and ineffably shocked.
Concisely stated, these Drink-Dance Houses arc
breathing holes of hell, trap-doors of the bottom
less pit. They generally consist of some two orthree
rooms. You step from the street into a bar-room
where flush mau and lewd women lurk and drink
and carouse and blaspheme. Thc,women are the
waiters ; they are dressed, in a shabby and dirty
manner, after the style of the dancen in thc
Black Crook and White Fawn. They expose
their fascinations in tho grosse: t manner, anil
thc men, be they willing or not, must sutmit to
their blandishments and caresses. But this is
not all. In many cases, there is a " saloon" back
of tho bar-room. ' Along the wall of this room,
a bench extends usually on three sides; on this
bench sit the spectators. At thc further end of
the room there is a band of musicians, and in the
open space aro whirling and spinning more half
naked girls. Many of these girls are pretty, but
the majority of them have a most horribly worn'
oat and debased look. A decent man, in tho full
possession and equipoise of his fae al tics, can only
regard them with sorrow unspeakable and pity
too deep for tears. And in thi< ro?tn tho caresses
and the blandishments are yet mere open and
more demonstrative And at this point wc must
stop, nltbough the half is scarcely told ! As we
have said above, these houses aro .almost num
berless. Our friond informed us that the average
number of girls in each of these houses is about
ten ; and that the number of girls who enter*
them yearly cannot be far from two thousand.
And now, until to-mormw or next day, we bid
you adieu. J. T. B.
-? -?- ?-'
For the Advertiser. ?
At a meeting of the Central Democratic Com
mittee, held in the Court House on Saturday last,
the following Resolutions were unanimously
Rejoiced, That this Conimittco recommend to
the different Democrat Clubs of Edgefield Dis
trict the adoption of th J Platform of Principles
of the Iste National Democratic' Convention in
New York, and that they ratify the nominations
thereof of Horatio Seymour and Francis P. Blair,
for President and Vice-President
Resolved, That this Committee recommend the
assembly o?" tho citizens of Edgefield District, in
MOM Meeting, on the 4th Monday of August
next, to confider thc political topics of tho day.
Resnhed, That a Committee of Three be ap
pointed to invite Speakers to address tho said
On motion of Dr. D. C. Tompkins - J
Resolved, That notification is horeUy given* that
a plan of Campaign for the Presidential- Election
in November will that day bead opted.
In pursuanoe of the third Itesolhtien, the fol
lowing gentlemen wore appointed a Committee
of Invitation, viz: Goo. M. C. Butler, Maj. Geo.
Boswell and Dr. James A. Devore.
B. C. BRYAN, Seo'ry.
TUE STATE TREASURER'S BOND.-ft was an
nounced, a few days since, that the' State
Treasurer elect, "under the new order of
things," Niles G. Parker, had, after great
tribulation! succeeded in securing the neces
sary endorsement of bis official bond, and was
abont to quality. We learn that he is not
yet in thc promised land, as his Excellency
Governor Scott discovered, to his entire satis
faction, that the securities proffered by Park
er, amongst whom was the candidate for the
Senatorial chair, Dr. Albert G. Mackey, were
utterly worthless, and ordered the bond to be
cancelled, and Mr. Hood to retain possession
of the office until a good bond has been sub
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For the Advertiser.
MR. EDITOR,-A mating was held at Pine
Pleasant Church, July 11th, 18?8, for the^ngpose
of organiziDg.a Democratic Club.
.Dr. D. SHEPPARO waa called to the Chair, W*.
E. CLARY, requested to act as Secretary.
The Chairman briefly stated the object of the
meeting, and, on motion, a Committe of Fire,
consisting of Messrs. Wilson Abney, M. W. Cole
man, S. J; Crawford, It. W. Payne and M. Long,
were appointed to prepare business for the meet
After a brief absence the Committee presented
the following: ^ -.|;
'WHEREAS, We have been appointed to prepare
businees^or.tho.me^^go? o^^?^f resent
the following :
Iietohed, That we fpm.ourselves .into an or
'W^^t^^imoWru 'the' Pine Pleasant
^-Raolvid, -ThaOh?VChiHr appoint a Committee
of 'Fiv?^dirai? aVCo'n^^oiC J
Resolved, That the Chair appoint a Committee
of five to nominate permanent Officers.
On motion? tho* foregoing resolutions were
adopted ? ^"3 ^?mt?i^
. The fo?lowing_ gentlemen wero . appointed by
the Chairman, os a Committee to draft, a Consti
tution, ?is: Dr. John'.Maxwell, Wilson Abney,
M. W. Coleman, C. Marlin and, C. Black.
"Tn ?few minutes ^*wb?iit*d>h* (fellowing,
^hich wnaunanimously adopted: . <.i
In order-to aid in-restoring Constitutional lib
erty to the people jmd" Slaw; tad'^fo^United
States, wc, th? members, cf t?'i? Club; ^o fully
endorse the platform of the Democratic National
Convention recently held in New Tort, and cheer
fully agree to support iu nominee for President
and Vie copr?sident./' J
Art. Int, Tap Officers of this Club.shall consist
of one President, th ree vice-Presidents, ono
Reading and*CorrespondingSeeretei*;.?nd Treasu
Art. 2nd, Tho President shall havo tho po
to convene the dub upon any emergeaoy th
he may think pr?p?r,'*ao'd~tjm'Hftial? 'constitute
quorum TOT action. ?
A. t. ard, We arc1 opposed to givinj' employ
ment ^M^icali^^^^r;.h^?^^fi^e to '
abide by tho action of tho Central Committee for
the State and Dbtrict, upon this point.
". Art. 4?AV Any maje^eightcett^yeara^f ago may
become a member of thj| Club by signing the
j ctrhBtitutjpn; "
*. ?rt'Sin, This Club shall'hofdlts1regSs# mcet
ing.ence in every month.^
^ .Art 6'th, This Constitution ?jay bVlStonded
by a vote of two- thirds of its members present.
Tho following' gentlemen ' wero appointed to
nominate permanent Otficors,Vii": P. JTt'dfcmai:,
Thomas Ellis, Robert Wood, A.M. (&a?n?n, B.
W. Jayne. .
They reported Ah? following, and by acclama
tion their selection's were confirmed :
. Dr. D. SHBPPARP,. President.. ,
-.Dr. JOHN MAXW?ni^^loe*Pr?sid?nt. - .
^"W?CSOH ABHEY, *
r *i < - ; fl - . * . . -
P. J. COLEMAN, "
,g? W- COLEMAN, Secretary.
. On motion, three delegates were appointed to
attend the Edgcfield Central Committee to con
vene on'the 18th at Edgefield C. IT
It was moved and seconded th^t.^b? proceed
ings of this call meeting be published in the
Advert Uer. ? -
Oh motion the h>ettur^%?jc4?rned'?to, convene
on thu 25th, to he called thc fir*t regular meeting.
is JIM ttB6mm?iw
P. S.-The meethrg wal ably addressed by
THOMASA. 1' LOYD, cf ..Ncwber ry District.
Northern Press and. the Fiomina
ri fr-Tl U?ft?*":? tS I *?T?
i ' -~ .'. j ? ,
From tho New liaren .Tournai/ Republican.
Gov. Seymour is perhaps the ablest man
in tue Bemocrittc "party. ' UV ha? the ad
vantage of an education and of a life long ex
perience io political chicanery. Had .he not
been a partisan he might have been a Mates -
man, but his training has been in that corrupt
and selfish school of politicians that baye dis
graced New York for \ quarter of a century.
Of Gen. Blair it ia en?dgu to say that he is
bis own worst enemy. From being a .Radical
Red Republican he has gradually ' sank, with
his failing manhood, into the ranks of tho
Copperhead Democracy. Ile can go no low
er, and it is improbable that be will ever rise
higher." ? ?% \ *f 2 H lp ?
From tho New York World, Dem.
Tl is paper devotes two. columna to the
nomination.'and compliments nighty the nom
inees. It describes the wonderful en t basins ni
which ntt-endcJ thc nominations, and says :
In the first place, then, Horatio Seymour
is, beyond nil qm siiqn or contest, '.lie first
statesman in the Democratic party-the one
vbo most-fully'represents its principles, who
oas thc most cons?mate ability to expound
them with luminous clearness, whose mind is
the broadest, whose cultura is 'tb?*'~rhost
thorough,'"whose dignity of character and
hearing is best lilted to adorn a great station,
and to magnify even the hieh office foi which
be bas been nominated, fie possesses, in a
pre eminent degree, every personal qualifica
tion and accomplishment which befit the
Chief Magistrate of a great nation.
From the N. Y. Journal of CoL.mercu._ t
. Tho choice was ultimately m ad e am id gre* t
excitementand the most unparalleled enthu
siasm, and it is pot for us to say that the Con
vention has not chosen wisely. Governor Sey
mour is too well known to need any descrip
tion herc. Ile is a courteous, Chris'iau gen
tleman, of good administrative-abilities, high
personal character, and a consistent advocate
and bright example of temperance: ""'Ar'sYew
man, not long trained in party ^tramiaels,
would, have drawu to the Conservative cause
some who will now hesitate, and w?ald^ave
encountered less opposition from long cherish
ed feelings of hostility growing out of tb e po
litical contests of former years. Aa aa onset
to this, Governor Seymour brings to tfce4 can
vass an established reputation and a host of
ardent friends who will work for their leader
with even moro enthusiasm than for the cause
From the N. Y. Tribune, Rad.
If the'Democratic Convention had been i u
'fen'fbn selecting that candidate for President
least likely to win Republican votes and moat
certain to arouse and intensify Republican
opposition, it could not have 'hit the mark
more exactly. Horatio Seymour has been tb e
deadliest, most implacable enemy througaoat,
of the'ideas which triumphed in the abolition
of slavery and discomfiture of thc rebellion.
No man ever beard of his uttering a generous
word for the ignorant, lowly, down-trb<fd?ii
African-all these he would disfranchise to
morrow if he had power, while he insists that
the South shall .be given over to the.kceping
of hervb'aughVy ' rebels, who bold* thai they
hayo committed tio wrong anl forfeited yao
right in conspiring and fighting to destroy
the Union. If this man caa be-chosan-Presi
dent over Ulysses S. Grant, then the patriot
blood poured out like water .at Gettysburg,
Vicksburg,fission Ridge, and in the advance
to Richmond, was shed in vain.
From tho Louisville Journal, Deo.
Whether or.not we shalj Jfcaye Mr. Pendle
ton bi rosoli, we at any rale biive got his plat
form, which ts. the best part of bim ; and in
that sign, under any standard bearer whom
the Convention is TyipaKe ^f. selecting, we
From the Utica Observer, Dem.
. "Ketoprofen electrifies the nation, makes
the home of Horatio Seymour glad beyond
power of words to express ! Horatio Seymour,
our ffillow-df?',n,\friend, wighbor, the pride
of his city, his country, his State, and of the
nation, h named the "next Pr?sident pf^Jthe
United-States, by every delegate, from Mimo
to California, and from Florida .to Qreg?h, ia
the great National Democratic.?onven?on 1
X Tuesday ?aight, ..th? 1 Uh; mst, f
pasture,'a medium sized LLACK
heavy mane and-tail,, mane naturing* otf.?,
side. I will giytf Fifty Dollara-for the Iod*
of Maro and Thief at Edgeflcldtl. H?, or-fl
Dollars for the mire alon*.
. M?BTIN McCAfi?y.
July 20 . - . - , -30