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Comdonsed from the Coombia Correspondence of * the Charleston Neto? and Courier. COLUMBIA, S. C., August 17.-Up to three o'clock the House had hurried through to the third reading fifty-two sections of the new tax law. There was little or no debate, and an apparent tenderness in dealing with so mysterious a subject. The State police bill, providing a State Con stable, with a salary of fifteen hundred dol lars, and deputy chiefs, passed as amended by tho coininiuee. Ransier, hum the Committee on Privileges and Elections, reported a bill regulating elec lions and punishing abuses of suffrage. Bozcman, in behalf of the Special Com mittee on Disloyal Organizations, requested members to furnish information concerning murders of loyal men, outrages, und any other similar proceedings. Whipper- introduced a bill authorizing the sergeant at-arms of the House aud the-clerk of the Senate to issue certificates for the^per diem and mileage to August 20th, and the "Treasurer of the State to redeem the same in bills receivable at seventy coots on the dollar. DeLarge introduced a bill to enable the Chatham Railroad Company to construct a railroad from the North Carolina Line through Cheraw and Campea to Columbia, with th'' rL*Lt of way across any otherjroad, also amend ing the charter of the Cheraw and Coat lied Railroad Company. Also a bill to redeem bills receivable. The latter authorizes tho Governor to borrow five hundred thousand dollars, and issue coupon Lon 's therefor ut six per cont., payable in twenty years on the faith und credit of tho State, which is solemn ly pledged for the payment of the interest. Jenks introduced a hill to provide for an election by thc State of Presidential electors, and to lix the time for the election of mem bers o? Congress. T "jininiltce on Elections reported a bill . rt event persons carrying arms oa election days. Thc State.is practically bankrupt. ThcCiovernor caa raise no funds. Associate Justice Willard to-day pro nounced his Opinion iu tho matter of the Quo Wai ranto sued out to make Thomas P. Walk tr, Coroner, of Richland, show by what au thority ho held office in the face of the elec tijn and qualification of W. B. Johnstorj, un der the operation of the Reconstruction Laws, ?c. The Associate Justice decided that the State is entitled to judgment of ouster against tba respondent. COLUMBIA, August IS.-Whipper, from the Committee on the Juuiciary. reported favor ably on the bill to define the jurisdiction and regulate practice in the Probate Courts; als" introduced a bill to establish the office of prosecuting attorneys for the several judicial tlisi riots. Denny, printer to the House, was autho rized to draw one thousand dollars in bills re ceivable at the rate of severity cents on the dollar. Bills regulating suffrage and providing fur thc reorganization of thc State Penitentiary were taken up, but after the passage of two or three sections, were postponed. Tho bill for the temporary organization of the school system was partly considered. The greater part of the day was consumed in the third reading of the bill for the taxa tion and assessment of property. #' The Senate committee reported favorably on the bill for the sale of the Columbia cauaf : also on the bill regulating thc manner of dis bursing the public funds by certain officers. Whittemore, from the Committee un Fi nuice, reported back the bill to close tbeope r itions of the Bank of the State, with the r-'commendation that it pass. It was ordered tor consideration to morrow. COLUMBIA, August 19.-In the Hous* to day, the Committee on Gievances repoitsla bia to license certain p.lots, and to prescribe the terms on which they shall be hereafter licensed. The biil was read thc first time. The Committee on Elections reported favor ably on the bill providing for the election of Presideutial electors by the Legislature. The bill forbidding discrimination among persons on account of color, received its third reading. An attempt was made to prevont discrimi nation on account of race or color, in the ap-' pointaient cf police, but it failed. Tho bill providing for a temporary organi zation of thc Educational Department was taken up. It contemplates an expenditure of about thirty thousand dollars in taking the census. The consideration of the report of the Com mittee on Elections was postponed for two weeks. It is conceded by the Republicans that if another election should be ordered, it will bring out a larger Democratic vote than before. Jackson offered an amendment turning all schools over to tho School Commissioner. Finally the whole subject was recommitted. The bill to close thc operations of the Bank of the State was parsed to its third reading. It was not considered five minutes. The bill for the redemption of bills receiv able was parsed. The debate to-day was unusually acrimoni ous. DeLarge said to Whipper, that he wasn't in thc habit of throwing mud and therefore wouldn't reply. Tomliuson said that DeLarge was imperti nent. Leslie said that Corbin had no brains, and Corbin retorted that Leslie was like a monkey before a looking glass. Leslie remarked that the chair had made certain decisions. Boozer replied that if the senator would make an issue of fact he could do so. The impression prevails among the mer chants here, that in a few days bilis receiva ble will bc almost worthless. Nobody will take them, whereat the General Assembly is deeply concerned. COLUMBIA, August 20.-In the lieuse, a Bill authorizing a loan to pay thc interest of the State debt passed. Also a Bill to amend the Charter of thc City of Charleston. The vote by which the Bill to close the op erations of the Bank of the State was recon sidered, and the Bill recommitted. A resolution was adopted declaring it ex pedient to make all Poor Houses in thc State institutions of industry. A Bill to declare the manner in which lands may be taken for right of way for the con struction of railroads passed. This Bill, in effect, give3 the Columbia and Augusta Read the right to cross the track of the South Caro lina Railroad, and co-pels railroads to con suit the owners of lauds over which the road passes. In the Senate, the Bill to clos? the opera tions of the Bank of the State, was take:-, up and strongly opposed by Corbin, but passed with an ameudmeDt which gives the privilege of funding to all billholders. Randolph offered a resolution to the effect that the Committee ot Military Affairs be instructed to ascertain the number of stands of arms and batteries, and amount of military equipments now in possession of the State and at the Goveruor's disposal, which was adopted. Resolutions were adopted providing that thc Committee appointed by the Constitu tional Convention to enquire into the liabili ties and financial condition of the State, do report on Saturday following. Tho acts ratified to day are as follows-: An Act to regulate appeals and writs of er rors to the Supreme Court. . An Act to provide for the recording of cer tiucar.es of land sold nuder thc direction and authority of the Direct Tax Commissioners of Beaufort. An Act to organize the Circuit Court. The Appropriation Act. .COLUMBIA, August 21.-In the House to day the greater part of the time was occupied in the discussion of the bill to pay members their mileage i ni per diem ; the objectiona ble clause being that members should bo paid in bills receivable at seventy cents on the dollar. An amendment was finally adopted that the bills sholl be taken at their face value. ] The ??ill enablii'g 'he Chatham Railroad io ' -extend their line to Columbia waa favorably i ] reported on by the commitcee, and received 1 ( it* first reading. Also the billa ?2103 tboy, amount-' of official bonos for certain county 1 officers and establishing Justices' Courts. ( In the Senate, Whitteuiore reported favora j bly on the resolution appointing a joint com mittee to invest?gale tho affairs of ihe Bank of the State. j The bill incorporating the'Home Insurance ! Company of Charleston was recommitted, with instructions to amend, so a3 to require one half instead of one-quarter of the capt- ! tal stock paid in before the company com--j menees business. Thc bill to prevent di>erimination by per- ! sons licensed to c^rry on bu.-iiia.-s, on uccunt of race or color, came up for i is second read- ; ing. Sundry motions were made, and pend- j ing a motion to refer to the Judiciary Oom- j millee, tho Senate adjourned. The Governor has approved of the Appro* priation biil to supply the deficiencias o? 18li?> There is a disposition on thc p-rt of s-'me of the members Lo fi:; sh the mo>>t important work to be doue and go home within two or three weeks. This event may be hastened by the inability to use their hills receivable to present advantage. There seems to be a determination among some of the citizens not io recognize auy money of the State signed by the officers of the present government. Shouid this prove true, the brokers will do a handsome business, and the members will find themselves in aa unpleasant financial predicament. A b:ll to provide for the election of electors of President and vice-President of the Uni ted Stales and to fix the time for the election of members of Congress is before the House of Representatives. The general provisions are : 1. The election of electors shall be by the people. All persons, qualified voters under the. S tate Constitution, shall be entitled to vote. '2. Thc luana-; ers of el&ctiocs shall open po?s for the election of electors at least one month before the day fixed for the Presiden tial election. 4. The malingers of eleotiors B'J ill pive fifteen day's notice. The vote to l:e certified to by them and reported to the managers of the ? bole country, who shall c-.rtify tO the statement for the county, which ?-hall be sent to the Secretary of State. 4. On the tenth day after such elections the certificates shalt bc examined by the Sec retary of State, and the Governor shall pro claim who are elected, calling on them to meet on the first Wednesday in December to vote for President and vice-President. ?. No person holding au office of trust or profit under thc United States shall be an elector, nor any one not a qualified vpter un der the laws of thc State and of the United" States. G. When the electors are as-embled they shall vote for President and vice-President. If any elector fails to attend, or if any ono is disqualified to act (of zellick fact the other electors skull judye), the electors shall tdect by ballot a qualified person who shall dis charge all the duties of an elector. 7. Penalties are provided for neglect of du ty or improper conduct on the part of mana gers, (ht- Secretary ol Slate or the messengers. 8. Electors and messengers receive the per 'diem and mileage of members of the General Assembly. 9. Members of Congress shall bc elected ou the - Tuesday in November, or on the days appointed for Presidential elections. Hand it Round! T? ike Editor of ike News: Ono ot the county officers of ihis State is now preparing his account against the tax payers, and thc writer was favored with a glimpse of it- . It amounted to ?*>18G0, and the officer said it was only half finished ! Now what do you imagine this account wa* for?. It was forsheriffo' nulla bona costs on tax executions issued against negroes. One scarcely knows wheth r to laugh or groan. The white people have not only to pay all the taxes, but in a single cuuuty, so called, will have to pay S3GO0 more for sheriffs costs in curred in not being able to collect anything from the negroes. Now, reader, look again ! There arc hun dreds of thom in Columbia, taking out of the taxes that the while people pay six dollars for every day they squat uke toads in consul tation how they shalt divide the money tha1 they force the white people to pay. j Put it into a transparency and; hand it round over the whole civilized world, tbat ir may be known, from pote to pole, tut- omili ation that the Government, of th;-. United States demands lroin thc white people to the negro. We wish to do thc poor creatures justice, but wo shudder ai the spectacle of law tunk ers for the future government ot Carolina's sons. Can any good emanate from the coun sels of the repr?sentatives of au unintelligent minority ? Oh ! for a lodge in some vast wilderness, ?tc. DELENDUS. Plain Talk from Michigan. OAK HILL, MICH., August lo', ltsG?. To ike Editor of the Enquirer and Examiner : Beiug a constant reader of your valuable paper, cordially endorsing its views, you will allow me to make this acknowledgement o! my appreciation of the same. No person, unless blinded by fanaticism, taking a candid view of tbeacts of the present Congressional uoligarchy," (I believe in cal ling things- by ti.j'.r right na , es.) can fail to perceive that these Jacobins of the Radical party intend to retain permanent possession of power by any and every means, " fair or foul," if there is the least prospect of success. Even a war of races in the Southern States, with all its attendant horrors, would be very ac ceptable if only they could make political capital thereby at thc North. If such a dire calamity does occur, fanned into flame by Radical malignity, then you will please accept this communication as eui poweting you to record my ?ame as the first volunteer from Michigan in the ranks of civil izatiou and white supremacy. It is absolutely useless to place the least, confidence in ihe honor of those malignant Jacobins, standing, as they do, convicted of perjury before the civilized worid by constant violations of their most sacred promises. Who can observe the conduct of the R.dical Kump towards Alabama, and still later to wards Mississippi and Texas, and say that the least vestige of /to/tor stili lingers in the Radi cal " Ring ?" Our only hope is to oppose with a bold front that party which has provpd bo h inca pable of guiding the destinies of the- nanon, and taise to every principle of honor in per sistently viohti'.ig its most solemn pledge-,* and faithless to thc Magna Charta of our lib el ties, with firm wills, lo enforce', our verdict, with arms if necessary. ; The writer of the present communication is an unusually healthy, able-bodied man, on no just plea exempt from military duty when lawfully called upon, aud ins services are ready at any time in the cause of civilization and wbite supremacy; and U3 Vulcan was banished Irom Heaven 1er hi?; deformity, so let Radicalism be banished from the. councils of tu- nation for its corruption. " In causa jusliliac semper Jidclis." J. B. A. - - ->J<^>.^_-, " OLD THAD" A CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELEC TION TO CONOKKSS.-To show me extremes to which the fanatics of tue North will go. we publish the following paragraph taken from the Philadelphia Inquirer On Friday a primary election was held in the Lancaster (Pennsylvania) district for the nomination of a candidate for the Forty-first Cjngre-s. It had hteu previously rccom mended by thc Republican committee ot the county that notwithstanding the death of the Hon. Thaddeus Stevens, bi-, natiu shou.d stand at the head of the ticket, and that he should be nominated as if tie was living. For the first time m the po.i ical history ol' tue country a man already beyond the confines of time was nominated Lr Congress without op position. #3S~ While Ctltimoro is having a fair tr.-.do, and tnuuy visitors, New York .3 said to bo M duli ?a a deserted village. ??r* A lady dowu East give* her viewa of wo- j mau's rights to the world. She is against tho nterfereuoo of women with politic-. She asks, jointedly: " If men can't do'tbe voting and luke 1 ?aro of the country, what is tho use of them?" 1 [hat's ft pew. -J j I Suffrage, and who are Entitled. As the elections approach, which involve the rights and liberties of our people, the questiou naturally occurs as to wh'.>, under the p-fse t condition of things, are entitled to suffrage. It will readily be seen that no more important question can be submitted. And to wis we propose a clear and simple at swer. We propose first to consider this in the light of the Acts of Congress, and then to refer to the Constitution of this State, adopt ed under wha* ?re known ai the R.:Coiisiruc tion Acts. Secretary Seward has declared the Howard Constitutional Amendment as ?adopted. As word* are important, we cite the very lau guage of thc third section : SKC. il. No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or Elector of President and Vice-.''resident, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United Stutes, or under any State, whj, having pre viously iakeu an oath as a member of Con gress, ur as an officer of the Uuited States, or as a meuiber of any State Legislature, or as au Executive or Judicial oQicor of any State, to support the Constitution of the Uuited States, shall haveengaged in insurrec tion or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to tue enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two- thirds of each House, remove such disabilities. Two things, therefore, will be observed : First. That this amendment now declared to be a part of thc Constitution of the United States disqualifies only from njfict and not /rum suffrage. Secondly, that the offices to which all, who, either as members of Cou gress, or as officers of the United States, or as members of any State Legislature, or as the executive or judicial officers of a iy State, and who participated, either by act, or in aid, tho Confederate States,, are disqualified from holding enjoying office are : 1. Those of Senators and Representatives in Congress. . 2. Electors for President and Vice-Presi dent. 3. Auy office, civil or military, under the United States, or utidcr auy State. It is apparent, therefore, that this amend ment excludes a large and iuteiiigeut portion of our citizens from any office, whether Fed eral or State. And this disability remains until removed by a two-thirds vote of each House of Congress. But tbe important fact remains that under this amendment no citizen is excluded from suffrage. Therefore, so far as this is concern ed, there is no restriction upon the ballot, although there is as to office. Is there, then, anything in the now alleged Constitution of the Siatc which prohibits suf frage fur past political opinions? We again refer to the text : ARTICLE VIII-.-HIGHT OF SUFFRAGE^ SECTION 2. Every male citizen of tbe Unit ed States of the age of twenty-one and up wards, not laboring under tho disabilities named in this Constitution, without distinc tion ot race, color or tonner condition, who shall be a resident of this State at the time of trie adoption of this Constitution, or who shall thereafter reside in this State one year, and in the county lu which he offers to vote sixty days next preceding any election, shall be entitled to vote for all officers that ure now or hereafter may be elected by the peo pie, aud upon all questions submitted to thc electors at, any election ; Provided, that no person shall be allowed to vote or hold office who is now or hereafter may be disqualified therefor by the Constitution of thc United States, until such disqualification shall be re moved by the Congress uf the Uuited Slates ; Provided junker, that no person, while kept in any alms house or asylum, orofuusound mind, or confined in any public prison, shall bc allowed to vote or hold office. Thu words in wnich we are interested are : h That no persvu shall be allowed to vote, or held i ffiee, who is now or Hereafter may be disqualified therefor by nit Coustitutiou of ? ht L'uitecl Su.es." NuW it has been se<-n ibal the Constitution of the United Staie-< disqualifies no one from suffrage, therefore the ?Stale Constitution dis qualifies none. Il lullows, therefore, that whatever may be the rule with regard to office, that iu rela tion to suffrage, all male citizeus of the Unit ed States of age, resident within '.ho State for one year, are euliilcd io voie, except : (1.) 1'hude kept in any alms house or asy um. (2 ) Tho*c of uusound mind. (3) i U' s confined in any public prison. lin- ii seems to ns is me plain and inevita bli: construction ol' the law_Charleston Courier. THE COTTON WORM.-Thc following is from thc Gonzales (Texas) Enquirer, of the 8th in stant : Our accounts from tho cotton crop this week are truly disheartening. The worm has re appeared, and, with but few exceptions, have made a clean sweep of the fields. From eve i \ portion of the county we get the (-ame dis couraging reports. We have heard of a few fields that have escaped, but the late rains have been favorable to the operation of the worm, aud it id now believed that the entire crop will be destroyed. We have heard noth ing from the surrounding counties, but. we fear that they too are being ravaged. Verily, between the worms and the Radicals our peo ple are having a bad time of it. Taken sing ly, either one is bad enough, God knows; but when cumbined, it does Beem more than hu man nature can stand. The Galveston (Texas) Kcics, of the 13th instant, says The Brazos Signal corroborates the state ment of some of our correspondents, by say ing " that the worms are of tbe specie known as the grass worm, lt adds that they have partly destroyed 100 acres of cotton on one plantation. One plauter examined many o'her p:aritations in the same neighborhood, and found no worms. " However, it his be lief that they will spread." But, says the Sig nai " The general impression is that there will be a good crop." It also says : dipt. Tucker will commence picking on the 10th. Mr. Winston, we leam, will make from 300 tr500 bales. If it will only remain dry all will be well. The last Marianna (Fla.) Courier says: The late rains have hastened the develop ment of the caterpillar, and the destruction ol the crop, it is now conceded, will bc rapid ?md cer'ain. Some isolated farms will proba bly escape in whole or part, but ii is believed the cmp will be about oue-half or less of what it was last year. ? ? ? THE CHATHAM RAILROAD-We understand that Mr. A. B. Andrews, from North Caroli na, was met by a number of gentlemen last I evening, and, upon consultation, it was pro posed, with the consent of Mr Andrews, that lie should address the citizens of Columbia, this evening, at 8 o'clock, at Carolina Hall, in favor Of the project of the above very impor tant enterprise. Mr. Andrews is here lo se cure a charter for the Chatham Road from the Legislature. The project is too impor tant lo bc considered lightly. It is proposed that the rotid shall run directly from Colum bia to Raleigh, by the way of Camden and Cheraw, making almost an air-line road. The r?ad '.'oes not ask a dollar of money from our P'.?i:ple ; on the contrary, it already has over $2.000.000 at, its command. All it asks is a charter. Can it bo that an enterprise so im portant to Columbia and to the whole State will not be taken up wanui> by our people? It will improve and tdd value to thousands of acres of land from th- North Carolina line to Columbia, now lying ?v.is'e. It will bring the coal fields of North Carolina to our doors. It will develop the res- urc<-s of our wooded lards. It will give occupation lo thousands of onr poor people and make Columbia the centre of tue State iu her commercial rela tions, as Bhe is now territorially. We hope that our citizens will attend this eveniug and hear Mr. Andrew?' views, and lend their in fluence to the enterprise. Surely Columbia and the State at large will not reject tlip silver spoon t'?at ?? oll'ered, from which so many mouths c<in be fed.-Columbia Phoenix. b ?239-Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton and General Tom I tl Ewing, Jr, uro oanvnssing tbo Stato ol Maino in tl favor of Seymour and Blair-creating tho grent- P sst enthusiasm by their soul-Blirring speeches, md rallying thousands around the Democratic j, itandardi j g! THEADVERTISER JAMEST-BACON, EDITOR. WEDNESDAY, AUG 2 G J8G8. FOB PRESIDENT, aORATIO SEYMOUR, OP NEW YORK. FOR VICE-PRESIDENT, FRANCIS P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI. Let the Earth Shake ! Let the earth ?bake in Edgefieid next week ivith the mighty tread of thc Democracy. Arise, "reemcn, in your majesty and send up to heaven; ;hc shout of your indignation, your resolve, your iriumph. Read tho Card of Invitation from the Commit tee ; read tho names of the eloquent men, good ind true, who are to address you ; and come ["rom every hamlet and lano and nook, to honor the auspicious occisi?n. The noble women of the land, it will be seen, ire particularly invited. Without them, this groat Ratification Meeting would be robbed of half its glory and all its grace. And they will not forget that they are depended upon for thc elegant dain ties and luxurious trifles that go to make up a royal feast. Come "ne, come all ! Prepared in body, in [ mind, in basket, und-wo hod almost said, in bottle. But no. Let thc bottle bo carefully es chewed ! 4bcre will bo mu?ic, and marching, and elo quence, ?nd patriotism, and feasting, and dan cing, and mirth. And, os wo have said above, let the earth shake with the mighty tread of the De mocracy ! -? ? The Capping of the Climax. As will be seen, by roference to a notice in another column, beaded " Graud Democratic Ball," tho climax is to bo capped on Wednesday next by a merry dance in Masonic Hall. On account of having to wait until to-day (Tuesday, 25th) for a definite answer from a Band of Music, the Mana gers find themselves without time to prepare and send forth separate and formal invitations. Tho ladies, it is hoped, will not stand upon cer emony as regards this point, but come forward and enjoy the privilege (a very rare one in Edge field) of dancing to tho music of a fine Band. The Forthcoming Concert. The Concert-for Church purposes, under the auspices of tho Ladies of the Baptist Congrega tion-of which we gave some preliminary notice two weeks since, will take place, in tho Masonic Hall, on Friday evening, September 4th. Tho Concert will consist of three parts, and in the two rccosscs the Ladies will offer for sale, re freshments and dainties of the most inviting character. There will be music of all styles,-Sacred, Sec ular, Comic. Thore will be something to suit eve ry taste; sacred songs, for those who love them ; operatio songs, for those who love them ; good old ballads, for those who love them ; and comic dit tios, for those who lovo them. There will be in sirumcntal music in variety. And there will boa scene, in costume, from a popular Italian Opera. The affair promises to bo quito charming ; and tho benevolent object in view should certainly bespeak for the Ladies a large and lucrative at tendance. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Concert to begin pre cisely at 8. Price of admiesion, for all, Fifty Cents. Court of Equity. To-duy, Tuesday 25tb, bogins an extra session of thc Court of Equity at this piuco; Chancellor JOUSSO.N presiding. ** Literary Pastime." . This is the name of a literary paper just estab lished in Richmond, Va Its first number, which is now lying before us,Is a handsome, well.fi ?lcd paper, exhibiting decided vigor, tact and-taste in all its departments. The Pustimc consists of four large p;i?es, containing, in oil, forty columns. And these columns aro filled with editorials, com munications, Icttors, poems, ??says, biographical skotches, engravings, ?to., ?c., of a naturo well calculated to please all readers. Uphold Southern publications; more especially when they are of the stylo and character of the Literary Pastime. Terms: one year, $3.00. Address A. P. CKUTCIIFIELD, 915 Main Streut (up stairs) Rich mond, Vu. .QT The Chronicle ti- Sentinel, of Sunday, says: "We learn that a house and kitchen, be longing to 0. J. Howard, and situated in Edge field Dist., about 2k miles from the Augusta Bridge, wa? entirely destroyed by fire on the morning of the 21st inst. The loss is estimated at from SI ,000 to $2,000, and tho property was insured for $800. The fire is supposed to baie boon the work of an incendiary. f&* The Newberry herald, of the 19th inst., says: "Our community has sustained a severe loss in the death of Mi.-'s Sallie O'Ncalc, avery estimable lady, who departed thi- transitory life Tuesday, tho 11th instant, in thc 68th year of her age. She was the daughter of Hugh and Nancy O'Noale, tho youngost sister of our late distinguished Chief Justice, and the last surviving mcmbor, in this soction, of the O'Nealo family. Great Changes in Wisconsin. Tho great wave of popular reaction (says the Chronicle di Sentinel) which, beginning in Maine on our estrcinc eastern boundary, hus swept ncross the great central and western States, bear ing upon its crests the glorious banner of the puro Democracy, has at last burst upon the great Northwestern prairies, and bidB fair to swallow up thc last vestige of Radicalism in tho North west. In Wisconsin Judge Ira Mead, the ablest and most influential Republican in thc Chippewa val ley, has openly renounced Radicalism and es poused thc Democratic cause. The Hon. H. O. Webb, Republican State Senator from the 39th District, has also cast bis lot with tho Democrats. All over tho State tho changes in faror of Sey enour und Blair arc numerous und important. Our friends hope to carry the State by a band jome majority. 7jSf It is rumored in diplomatic circles that ;ho French Minister bas received intimations 'rom homo that war between France and Prussia s threatened. Baron Gerolt is also said to huvo upressed serious apprehensions on the same lubjoct. jZSSf- A negro was caught on the morning of ;he 13th instant stealing corn out of the field of Dr. Thomas Powe's place, ono mile above Cheraw, iy a colored man who was working in the farm it the the time, and who shot him. The thief an a short distance and then dropped dead. ?5?" There was a largo mass meoting in Pick ins District last week. Speeches were made by iVhituer Symmes, Esq., Richard Simpson, Esq., iVado Hampton, Jr., aud General F. N. Oarven. Che efforts of these gentlemen were well received. ?gt- On the passenger traia coming from lynchburg, on Friday cvoning, a vote waa taken o ascertain the preference of the passengers for he different Presidential candidates, with tho ullowing result: Gontlomtn : for Seymour, 60; kant, 4.' Ladies: Seymour, 23; Grant, 4. ?Sf The Pruvidonco Journal says lhere, is a eut'.oman, well known in Newport, who bas been tarried four times, and who has never been a ido'.Ter over six weeks at any one lime. E?f Ex-President Fillmore is a firm supporter f Horatio Seymour. 82?*Chief Justice Chase has retarned from ?a official visit to Weat Virginia, and expresses ie opinion that the Conservatives are largely in io asoendoncy in that State, and will control the residential ticket EST Idaho advices to August ll report that tdge Shaffer, a Democrat, was elected to Coa. I ?cae bj dix hundred, majority, j } Thc Mooted Question. The Domocratic Clubs of Edgefield District are low, more seriously than over before, mooting the [uestion whether or not we shall continue to give implojment to negroes who vote against us. We lave thought, for a time, that it were better to et this question rest until after tho Presidential section, but our ?pinion is changed. We need it present moro bold, fearless, unflinching dofence if truth, of justice, and of our rights, and less ihaky, weak-kneed policy. The negroes in our section of country are, and have been ever since the emancipation, more blind, unreasonable, and jtiff-neckod in their intense and unanimous Radi calism/ than in any other part of the South. We speak advisedly, for wo are in the daily habit of reading papers from all parts of the South, and in no elections that we can call to mind, have the negroes been so unanimously and wantonly ar rayed again.it tho whiles as in EdgeSold District. Had wc been less tolerant of all thia in the pari, perhaps lt woro better with us now. Conse quently, wo believo it to be time to cease beating about the bush and como out flat-footed. If the doctrine of not giving employment to negroes who vote against us be carried out in practice throughout the Sontb, it oannot bo long before tho negroes will be compelled ta see that their true interest lies in being faithful to the people of tho South, instead of aiding, by their votes, to bring ruin upon us and our country. Whilo it may be a respectable excuse for the ne groes to say that their ignorance and prejudices have been imposed upon by wicked and design ing men, it is but poor consol '.lion to us who are Doing degraded and ruined by this very means. And why, pray, do the negroes act so much more inimically with us than in Mississippi, in many parts of Georgia, and elsewbero ? Are they more ignorant? Have they couse to be more bitterly prejudiced against the whites? Certainly not? Are Radicals here moro cunning and unscrupu lous ? In Mississippi lately, Democracy has tri umphed mpat signal ly, and the result has been achieved by the aid of the negro vote. The cause is apparent. The laborer has leen made to foel that ho cannot make war upon the capital from which he derives bia support; that in separating himself from his white friends, he is quarreling with bis meat and bread. A like policy would achieve the same result here. This is the way, and perhaps the only way, left us to convince the negroes, in spito of the attempts to deceive them so perseveringly made by tbo Radicals, that their own welfare is identi cal with the welfare of the white people of the South, and that they cannot join our enemies to effect our ruin without ruining themselves. Long experience has proved boyond all doubt that nothing we can say to the negroes will detach thom from their radical leaders. They are made to believe there is a natural antagonism of inter est between themselves and us, that the Radicals are their only frionds, and that, in fact, our ob ject is to bring them back to their former bond age. And We have no way to counteract tiftse influences but by making the negroes feel that our friendship is worth having. And tho only way to do this is to treat them at friendt, and re ward them when by their volee they ?how their friendship towards us. And, on tho other hand, when they persist in treating us as their enemies by voting against us, we should treat them ac cordingly. They should bo made to know that we will distinguish between our friends and our ene mica, and that we will systematically reward, en courage and patronize the former and withhold all patronage from thc lutter. Heretofore, we have not paid sufficient atten to this important matter. It is probably truo that we have scarcely a colored man in a hundred among us who has not joined our enomies and done all in his power to effect our utter ruin. Bu' if there are so few of tho freedmen who have en titled themselves to our kindness and patronage, why do we not confine our patronage to those few, and to white loborers who, if sought for, may he found in greater numbers than we would at first imagine It is full time for us to begin to draw a well-defined lino of distinction between our friends and our enemies. This ia about the only alternative that is left us to defend ourselves against"the radical crusade, by which it is pro posed to perpetuate our subjugation. It may in deed be said of the ignorant nogroos, that they know not what they do. But if this be true in most cases, as it probably ia, it certainly does not follow that we should not take thc only means we havo of making them understand what they do, by muking thom feel tho consequencos of their own acts. It is true kindness to the negro to teach him this lesson by showing him the differ ence between our treatment of those who are our friends and those who are our enomies ; and more especially us hu can be taught his true in terest in no other way. But surely nothing can be more suicidal as re gards our own present and future wolfare, than for us to continue to giva the samo patronage and support to those who are doing all they can against ua, aa to those who are working with us and for us. -? ? -? " Truth is Mighty and Will Prevail." The AlsXHndift Commercial Advertiser says: " We aro glad to see a gentleman of tho high po sition and sound judgment of the Hon. Mont gomery Blair, a partisan during the wur of the cause of tho Union as against secession, boldly acknowledging, as ho did in his speech on tho night boforo lost at the Seymour and Blair meet ing, that the impulse which led the people of the South to secede from the Union was not so un justifiable after all. " He had differed from them," (thc pooplc of Virginia,) said Mr. Blair, " in be lieving that their rights were to bo sought in thc Union, but in looking at the present posturo of nffuirs, be was almost iiclined to think ho had been wrong and tho people of Virginia had been right;" und again, "tho people of the North knew that the poople of the South were patriotic; there had been caus? foe the resistance of the South ; if the people of the North had not seen it before, they begin to seo it now, and it waa for the future, in its developments, to ray which side was right." ? -?-? t3F" Peter Fleming, a colored man who form erly belonged to a gentleman in Virginia, re turned to his old home a few weeks ago, and orected a monument over the grave of his old master. ??kT*It is said that the oars will run from Graniteville, on the Columbia <fc Augusta Rail Road, by the 15th November-the necessary iron having boen purchased and shipped. jpgfA. B. Southall has been appointed Post master for Hamburg, vice Qeo. Damm, resigned. ?SFA good story is told of a bootblack' whose energies were taxod by tho huge shoos of a pri vate just returned from the war. Tho little fel low, kneeling down looked over his shoulder to a comrade, and exclaimed, " Lend me a spit Jim, I'vo an army contract." Somuel B. Claris, of Auburn, N. Y., was stung on the upper lip by a boney beo. The sting was very painful, and tho lip was in a few moments swollen to an enormous sizo. The pains extended to the back of the head, and he had aioknoss of tho stomach, accompanied with dizzi ness. His limbs, hand; and feet were much swollen. The doctor pronounced the case a dan gerous ons, and said if the progress of the poison had not been arrested it would have resulted in death." Returns from all but Ave small counties in Kentucky, for Governor, show the result to be ' For Stevenson, Democrat, 111,451, and for Baker, Republican, 23,526; Democratic majority 87,925. ^SJ^The President has ordered the release of Mar, Powors and Watkins, sentenced to death l'y military commission at Raleigh, N. C., for tho illegad killing of a negro, guilty of rape, which lentenoe was commuted to fifteen years' impris m ment by Gen. Canby. ?&~ It costs vs moro to be miserable than rould make us perfeo?y happy. How cheap aud lasy is the servioe of virtue, and how dear we >ay for our vices. /gr-Tho Democratic majoritj in Montana will each twenty-four hundred. A gain of seven mu arc d in on? JIU. j Shall We lie Taxed Without Repre sentation ? Por forty-five day?, (says the Columbia Phoe nix,) the capital of South Carolina-a sovereign and independent State-hos been disgraced by a mongrel party of ignorant adventurers, renegado natives and stupid negroes, constituting a self styled Legislature, and assuming, under tho sanc tion of tho bayonet, to make laws for lhe gov ernment of the land-owners and intelligent mas ses of our people. How this unnatural and ille gitimate organizion found hirth, is well known. How it came to pass that the spawn and fungi ot Northern society, and tho newly-emancipated and uneducated black men of the South, carno into and aro now exercising power, needs no repeti tion. Startling as tho anomaly is, it presentB, uevertholess, an incontrovertible fact; and deep as may be the regret entertained by every citiien who is interested in order and the wclfnro of the State, at this painful festuro in so-called free gov ernment, the unprejudiced world will do the whit? men of the South tho justice to say, that they have borno the infliction of this crying disgrace with wonderful forbearance Thc press of the land has, with raro exceptions, counselled the people to moderation, and the peop'.e have submitted to thc injuries imposed cn them with i ut attempting to exercise any other remedy than that. uff- rded by the ballot-box, and then even in thc face of infamous frauds openly perpetrated by the party in power. But patienco, sometimes, ceases to be a virtue, and tho continued denial of God-given privileges and rights, justifies tho resort to extraordinary means fdr their rocovcry and perpetuation! To our apprehension, that moment is approaching in the history of our down-trodden people, and whilst wo deprecate any recourse* to physical power for tho vindication of our rights, as inex pedient and unwise, wo do not hesitate to com mend tho employment of other agencies, quite as efficient, in securing a speedy but peacoful solu tion of the difficulties by which we are embar rassed. * Not tho least obvious of these is the re fusal to lend countenance or aid to a govercmeot in which wo have no participation or representa tion, whilst it is proposed, at tho same time, tc tax us to death for its support. The so-called General Assembly of this State is now engaged in perfecting a scheme which will place all the burdens of taxation upon tho prop erty owners of tho State, alargo class of whom are denied the right to aid in tho legislation ol thc nation or State, whilst it exempts tho very people who enjoy all the power and aro froed from the burthens of government. Nor is this all. Il is on tho evo of seizing the funds of tho Stnte wo mean the bills receivable, for tho redemption of which in good faith thc credit of tho State stands pledged-seizing them on tho same prin cipio that the highwayman commands you to stand nnd daliver-and then by express r?solu, tion, they are to bc paid to the members at a de predation of thirty per cent. Nearly $100,00( of these funds, are to be stolen from the Treasury and thrust upon the market, whare it is obvious that, if circulated at all, they will bo only at nr enormous discount. Theso bills aro receivable fa taxas, however; and herein lies the hope of thc carpet-bagger, who takes $1.30 for every dolla] claimed to bo duo him by tho Stato as compensa tion for his services asa member; and then i: ho has any taxes to pay-which is, at best, doubt ful-he returns them to the treasury at their poi value. So fur every thousand dollars issued, thi State, under the most favorable circumstances can receive only seven hundred in return. There is one way to obviate tho otherwise evi effects of this manifest culrage, and wc comment lt to tho consideration of our people. Rrfnsc U take these lill?, under any circHinstunces, or ni any price." That they will bo eventually worth less, no ono donbts; and it may as well bc under stood now, at homo and abroad, that the tux-puy iog people of tho State-those from whoso purse: is expected to como thc redemption of these billi -utterly repud?ala them, as they tcill any ethe) debt created by a Government in icliich they ari not represented, and whoso acts, like those whicb gave them birth, they regard ns usurpations, anti unconstitutional, revolutionary and void. -? o ?? ? For the Advertiser. MR. EDITOR: Permit me to express my surpris* that you havo so unreservedly approved tho Res olution of thanks to President Johnson, whict was i'.doptcd by tho lalo Democratic Conventiot in Columbia. Though not disposed to iuditi "flippant scribbles in tho newspapers," nor t< make " upon Mr. Johnston unbecoming and in de cent uttacks," yot I respectfully crave thu privi lego of entering upou the record my humble pro tal against tha: Resolution being con.-idered a: expressing the sentiments of thc people of Soutl Carolina, icithoitt many qualifications and limita dons. That Resolution .? n fall endorsement of Mr Johnston's admin i.- :r ulou ?n.d of all his officia acts affecting tho South bined thc late war. Cut tho pcoplo of South Carolina so stultify them selves as to forget and forgive nil of his inanj acts of oppression and outrage ? Let. us recoun some of titos; acts-tho bare recital of which i; alone - uliiciont to stir tho blood. President Johnston, of his own volition, an nulled thc terms of surrender which had beer tendered and accepted by tho respective Com manding Generals of tho Uuitcd States and Con federate armies. And, after thc Confederate ar mies had been disband'd and hud diaper sed, he proceeded to impose terms aud conditions of hie own, which tho southeru people, undo-. Ibo cir cumetance?, wero compelled " will ye, nill ye" to accept. This was " tho great first cause that brought death into the South and all our woe." To add insult tooutrage, Mr. Johnston quartered United States troops amongst ui-many of them negro-troops-whoso presence served no other pur pose than to ioteniily the feelings of enmity en gendered by the war, to create aiion.itiou and dis trust amongst the negroes towards tho whites, to instil into the negroes' miods falso and dango-ou? notionj of social and political equably of races, and to r:nder thom almost worthless as an indus trial class. His setting aside the governments of the South orn States, which were in operation at ibo close of tho war and were officient lor the preservation of good order, and his establishing in their place his pet provisional governments, were acts not only supererogatory but grossly unconstitulional and tyrannical. His requiring the Southern States to abolish slavery and to repudiate their war debts, as a prerequisite to their admission into the Union ; his exacting of all men who were, before the war, possessed of property of tho value of twenty thousand dollars, to sue to him for a special par don, and an amnesty oath of every man, ia order to purge themselves of treason and to entitle them to the electivo franchiso ; his long incarceration aid cruel treatment of JoflVrson Davi/;_" the noblest Roman of them all"-aro all acts of " vulgar tyranny" that not only do not entitle President Johnston to our gratitude, but stamp his administration in those respects as simply infamous. What shall bo said of his appointment of such "bru'ish beasts" as Sickles and Canby nnd Popo and Meade and Sheridan " to lord it over God's heritage" in tho South? Who moro disgustiug than Sickles, moro contemptible than Pope, moro odious than Meado, moaner than Sheridan, moro tyrannical than all of them ? Was ibo United States ai iny so destitute of go;itlomen, that ho oould find only ono Hancock-ono decent man among its general officers ? And when he bad ac cidentally blundered upon him, why did he not re tain and sustain Gen. Hancock ? By his appoint ment of men to rulo over tho South and his re taining them in power, whon he know they wero disgracing tho uniform they wore, President John son made himself justly r^onsible for all their moan acts of oppression and outrage. These aro Bomo of his acts, for which be alone ia responsible, that surely must qualify and limit "the thanks of tho old commonwealth of South Carolina." Those negativo acta of his-his many vetoes of tho revolutionary acts of a fragmentary Congress -give President Johnston a just claim to our ap. proval and admiration; and bad the resolution of tho Convention in Columbia been restricted in its temi to those acts, I would not have penned a word of diciest, 33 OB SHORT. For the Advertiser. The following ia the Committee on Finance ap pointed to solicit subscriptions, in money, for the Democratic Barbecue. It is earnestly hoped that >ach member of the Committee will exert him lelf to raise funds for this Barbecue, in which the Democrats of our District arc deeply interested. Each member of the Committee will report to the Chairman at Edgefield C. H., on Monday, thc 31st August: Committee.-Gen. M.C.Butler, Chairman, Capt. C. A. Cheatham, Capt. Junes Gregg, Dr. D. C. Tompkins, Col. E. J. Goggans, Capt. T. W. Car wile, Col. A. P. Butler, J. A. Lanier, Esq., S. C. Cartledge, Esq., Col. J. H. Brooks, Dr. W. H. Timmermon and E. W. Carwik, Esq. Contributions of Meats, Ac, for the Democratic Barbecue, on 2nd Sopt., are roquested to be de livered to tho Committee, at the Store of C. A. Cheatham & Bro., at Edgefield C. H., on Tuesday, the 1st Sept., beforo 12 P. M. M. L. BONHAM, Acting Chariman. W. T. GARY, Seo'ry. For the Advertiser. Edgefield Democratic Club.. In pursuance of the Resolution adopted at the meeting on Monday the 17th inst, this Club met in tho Court House on Saturday last for the pur pose of completing its organization. A Constitution and Rules of Government were adopted, and the following officers elected : President-Gen. M. C. BUTLER. Vice-PreBidonts-Messrs. M. L. BONHAM, R. G. M. DUXOVANT and Z. W. CARWILK. Recording Secretary-A. J. NORRIS. Corresponding Secretary-W. T. GARV. Treasurer-B. C. BRVAH. The lists were completed and the roll called numbering one hundred and twelve members. The following Delegatos were appointed to the Central District Club, which it is proposed to or ganize at the Court House on Sale-day next, viz: M. L. Bonham, J. L. Addison, John Kenny, W. W. Adams and Julius Day. M. C. BUTLER, President A. J. NORRIS, Sec'ry. For tho Advertiser. MR. EDITOR:-It will be seen by the Resolu tions adopted by tho Democracy of Edgegcld at tho Court House on Monday last, (the ISth,) that it is proposed to organize the Democracy of the District on the plan proposed by the late Demo cratic Convention in Columbia. I desire to sug gest the propriety of raising a District Campaign Fund of Twenty-five Hundred Dollars or more. There are upwards of twenty-five hundred white voters in the District, and one dollar to the man will raise the money. Lot this money be turned over to the Central Executive Committee to bo used by them for the purposes of the campaign. The Annual taxes of the District are now about Thirty Thousand Dol lars. Under the Radical Regime they will be from Ninety to Ono Hundred Thousand Dollars. When this burden is pi.t upon us it will be moro than we can bear. The taxes raised in South Carolina, under the white man's Government, amounted a little upwards of Three Hundred Thousand dollars. Tho tax bill now before tbe Legislature (so-called) contemplates raising by taxation the sum of One Million of Dollars an nually. How much easier to pay Twenty-five Hundred Dollars, to defeat thia scheme, than to suffer the election to go by default, and subject the Stale to thc annual payment of Ono Million of Dollars to support an odious negro rulo. Thc Democrats mu-t win this fight. A word to the wise is sufficient. DEMOCRAT. For the Advertiser. To the People of Edgefield District. OLD WKLLS, S. C., August 16th, 180S. MR. EDITOR.-I learn that it is reported that I am a Radical, which is a base falsehood. I am a Democrat, and never have expressed myself as being anything else. GEORGE W. TURNER. Aug. 25 4t 35 For the Advertiser. To The Public. I havo hoard, with inexpressible regret, and from a source that challenges my own respect, as well as that of tho whole community, that 1 am engaged in the organization of a company, for what purpose I am not advised, but I must presume, for thc purpose of carrying out extreme Radical views, or for some other like disturbance nf the peace. Having lived in this District as a slav.: and a freedman, for about thirty eight years, ever since my boyhood, and having striven all the while, to establish a character for trutb, honor, and fidelity, I feel bound to give so unwarranted and injurious a report, a flat and unqualified contra diction. Let the author avow himself to mc, an 1 I will provo to his own, and to the satisfac tion of every other reasonable man, that he is mistaken. And for my further vindication, I appeal to the candor and good feeling of all thc people, both black and white of Edgefield villago, who hive known mc from my youth to the mel ancholy day nt which I sui set ibo myself, Very Respectfully, GEORGE PENN. GOOD NEWS FROM ILLINOIS_A letter from IMinois gives the following cheering signs and tidings : The campaign has opened here with a will on our side. Seymour will carry more votes than any other man who could have been nominated, Pendleton not excepted. He was the man the staunch Democrats wanted ; but it was generally conceded that he would not accept the nomination. When the news came that he was nominated and would accept, thc people were almost frantic. You can see by Republican journals how coldly the nomi nations were received in the West ; but this is simply political talk. The radicals are not making any effort at all. There are no pub lic meetings and no public men to aldress them. I believe they intend to come with a rush, just prior to the October election and endeavor to make a short, sharp nod decisive campaign ; but I believe we will have enough ammunition for them, if Pennsylvania and New York do as well as they did one year ago. A correspondent, writing from Lincoln, Il linois, under date of July 30, says: Grant, Colfax and victory! Such was the heading of a cali for a Republican meeting at the court house, last night In response to this call, twenty two individuals responded-a portion of them being Democrats, who at attended out of curiosity. This is tbe fourth attempt at the formation of a Grant club here. Running oil with a Negro. Yesterday morniug, on the arrival ol the Georgia train, Lieutenant Murphy waa ai the depot, aud his suspicions were aroused by what appeared to be a white man and negro together, very sociable. He watched' them awhile and his keen eye soon satisfied him that it was a woman disguised as a man, and arrested both. Soon after the arrest a tele gram was received from the girl's father, sta ting that she and tbe negro bad left Union Point the night before, and asking that they be stopped. The girl, whose degradation is so deep that, we refrain from giving ber name, says that abe had been intimate with the negro fer some months, and that she was in a condition that would have soon disclosed the fact to her parents and ran off to prevent the discovery. They were to go to Nashville, Tennessee, and marry, so the negro says. Thia she denies, but says she loves him belter than any man she knows. The negro is a black, ugly, kinky headed man, about 30, and a fair sample of his race. The gill is about 18, with homely features and a depraved look. Since the above was io type, the father of the girl arrived in thc city, and will return with her to-day, to bis home in Oglethorpe county. " The wages ot sin is death."-At lanta Intelligencer. Dan. Rice is trying to hire Grant to ride his trick mule. The only difficulty is that there is no monkey fool enough to ride with bimi Hon. Ben. Hill in Augusta. Hon. B. II. HILL arrived in Augusta on Thursday afternoon, and that night the cit:, sens gave him a rousing serenade. Mr. HILL addressed the people, and in the course of his remarks said : It was frequently asked : " S oppose Sey mour and Blair aro elected, what good will it do us ? We have got Bullock & Co. for some years ?" He did not see any difficulty in the matter. They were usurpers and itdid not always take a revolution to get rid of usur pers. When the pressure was sufficient, they got rid of themselves. He illustrated this point by an anecdote. When he waa a boy, about ten years of age, there was a pasture in front of his fathers nous?!. This pasture waa a common grazing ground for everybody's sheep. One day it waa bruited abroad that the dogs had got among the sheep and were slaying them right and left. Great excite ment immediately prevailed in tie neighbor hood, and the people assembled to take action against the dogs. They armed themselves with clubs and guns, sticks and stones, imag. ining that some of the dogs might take a no tion to turn from the sheep and bite their as sailants. This, however, waa only an idle fear, for just as the crowd of men and boys made its appearance, the dogs tucked their tails between their legs and fled in utter panic bo, said M. Hill, shall it be with the Rad ical functionaries. They are the dogs who violently corrupt the green pastures of Con stitutional liberty, and when the American People march against them, the? will not tarry long in the place of their atrocious inva dion. They will run like dogs. The Radical orators at Atlanta had told the colored people that, if Seymour anti Blair were elected, they would be reduced to sla very. They knew they lied when they said so ; for it was a solemn convention of the people of Georgia in 18C5 that gave the black man bi? freedom and tuera waa no intention to take it away. He showed the colored people that it WES against their every interest to link thcmselvis with a party that sought the disfranchisement of 20,000 of the most virtuous and intelligent of the white men of Georgia; that any per manent benefit accruing'to the colored people could only come, eventually, frem the posses sors of the soil. . * J Mr. Hill counseled moderation on thc part of the white man toward the colored. He thought much good could be done by candor and calmness, and believed that a great chango bad already taken place, which would give ?t least one-half the colored people to tie Democratic column. A Radical had told a friend of his in Atina ta that Georgia would go Democratic by 20, 000 majority. The only donbt he had fbout it was that a Radical had said it ; for a Radi cal could not tell tbe trutb. In this instance, he was convinced that the aforesaid Radical had only told balf tbe truth, since Georgia was good for 40,000 Democratic majority in November. Mr. Hill had been called a violent man. He was accustomed to call villainy by its right name. No honest man need fear him or his words. He would not repel any decent man, but rather pat him on tbe back and welcome bim to the fold. He had been overlooking his Atlanta speech, which some people char acterized as too aggressive. The harshest thing he noticed was this quotation, applied to the Radicals : " Ye generation of vipers ! how shall ye escape thc damnation o? hell ?" The Radicals thought it was original with bim. But it was addressed by the Saviour of the world to men who were not half so bad as the Radicals of this generation. Those who were not indignant at crime were ready to commit crime. He believed the Radicals to be vipers, aod, as such, to te crushed and hated. ^He closed with an eloquent apostrophe to the beautitul country we inhabit ; its splen did skies, its gorgeous fertility, ils lovely flow ers, its grand traditions. He called upon all present, to unite with him in swearing that this magnificent land we were so proud of was c i. J, and should be ours forever. Th?tiood Work In AtaDama, MONTGOMERY, August 21.-Th? Hon. W. B. Jones, the Presidential Elector for Grant in the Fourth Congressional District, has taken the stump for Seymour. Ho declines to serve as an elector for Grant. The Hou. Thos. Masterton, representative from Laurens County, bas abandoned Grant and declared for Seymour. The Radical oretan in this city has suspend ed publication. It has uot paid expenses. The Southern Militia. WA* HING: os, August 21. A circular letter issued from tho War De partment, includes the following extract from the Army Appropriation Bill, passed at the last session of Con cress: Be il enacted, That all militia forces now organized or in service in either of thc States of Virginia. North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi and IVxas, be forthwith disbanded, and that the further organization, arming or caiiing into .-ervice of the said militia forces or any part thereof, is hereby prohibited under any cir cumstances whatever, until the same shall be authorized by Congress. The pul ' .ation of this extract is intended* as an explanation of the refusal of Secretary Schofield to furnish arms to the militia of the Southern States on the application of the Governors, r.r.d for the information of the officers ot thc army now on duty in the South. Alluding to the militia in the Southern States, the New York Times say8,edk?iiillv : u The case 13 made a good deal plainer by the extract from the. law which the Secretary of war introduces to his order, by one of those unfortunate blunders which have marred the progress of reconstruction at almost every stage. The South is literally without a mili tia. Not only have the local governments no arms for its use, but the supplying o? arms by the War Department, is forbidden by a clause, which, passed under difierent circumstances, is yet unrepeated. ; Congress, therefore, in its haste to adjourn, did more than neglect the distribution of arms, which a measure brought forward at a late day rightfully con templated. It left on the statute book a pro vision wbjch.rcstrains the War Department from anning1 the militia, whatever the emer gency. To this extent the reconstructed States are powerles?, their authority perfectly paralyzed by an order which nothing but an Act of Congress can set aside." ?-?-?? CHECK !-We hare said that when the c.sr pet-bag Legislatures elect Presidential electors they thereby, under the fourteenth amend ment, deprive the States they respectively in fest of representation in Congress, and we have now to add that, by virtue of this same amendment, the votes of such electors caunot be counted.' This is the reasoning : By the second sec tion of the fourteenth amendment it is de clared that when the right to vote for Presi dential electors in any Sktfc is denied tho people, such State shall'lose its representation in Congress, and by article IL, section 1. par agraph 2, of the Constitution, it is dcclaicd that each State shall have in thc electoral * college " a number of electors equal to the f whole number of Senators and Repre.scnUjf tives to which the State may be cntitMna Congress." Tf it is not entitled to any rep resentation in Congress, of course it is uot to have any voice in the electoral colleges.-New York World. Religions Notice. Tho Executive Board of the Byefield Associa tion will meet in tbe Baptist Church, at Edge field C. IL, on Saturday before the 5th Sabbath in August. The Union Meeting of the 4th Division will be held at the samo time and place. L. R. GWALTNEY. Aug 18 . 4 2t 84 ---? ? ? Religious Notice, The Edgefield Baptist Association will bold its next meeting with the Horn's Creek Church, (5 miles South of Edgefield 0. E.) commencing on Friday, the lltH day of September next, at 10 o'clock, ?. M., being Friday before the 3d Sun day in September. W. Wi ADAMS, Clerk, ?nglO .