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Tlio "Grand mass mooting" of tlio
'Union Republican party," ut White
Point Garden on Saturday, for the
purpose of sustaining tlio action of
the Legislature in the recent judical
elections, was ft email aflair. It conl
sisted chiefly of Custom llousc and
Court II0U8Q officials and corrupt
members of tlio Legislature, with a
good sprinkling of old maumas ami
street boys. Tho meeting was called
for 12 M., but at this hour tlio ]>at~
tory was almost deserted, and the
enthusiastic speakers, whoso propa
ration fur. the occasion had been go,
ing on for two or three days, were
crestfallen at the idea of having to
bottle up their rhetorict, or dso lot
* it out on a few women and child i on.
At 2 o'clork tho Battery presented
tho Enmc appearance, and tho commit
teo of arrangements got desperate
and sent off one of Sheriff Dowen's
attaches on horseback to 6cour
tho bvwuvfl find lio.lrroa on.**
...j~ ? lv'
mon all to tlio pow wow. This lemon
colored dragoon worked faithfully
and first endeavored to get tho tnili?
. tary, who had been celebrating
Emancipation day, to comu downbut
tbey mado excuses, except a
company of about twenty "Possum
"Rnncrnra " honiMii#* '
D , iHV l/UJ'ilUll lUUb*
titlo of "Scott's United Pducs,!' who
marched down without music to '.lie
ba'toi}*, followed by tv nnall crowd
of won en and children. This was
a start, and tho committee <>l arrangements
thought they had better
begin beforo these left. l'\ J. I'ugli
n h
i . ? *
whs eiecicu piTS'.ilont, ami A. T.
r Stevens secretary, .of llio mooting,and
the music stand, from which tho
ejeakere hold forth, was occupied 1?\
about a dt/ami of the (J; s'oin llouso
and Court llousu ling cliques*, t<>~
actliev with Tfrf.in ncciilui !? " I >:. ? I.
.... . > vuviiitiinv; 1 11 l\ o
noy, Senator Jones and Jlepresenta^
tives HeBuiit and Thompson, ii \mis
now after 4 o'clock P. M., and the
crowd had increased to nln-nt one
hundred and fifty. l'incknoy, tl ?.
n -in -,i 1 i..,?
i in til liicui uui j uukiui nnuit ii iiu ui<.
"Srtntec orator," first stepped forward
and began as ho said, his little
? niranguo" Ho mid that tlio lime
for action Iind come; tlio Legislature
had in its great wisdom eeen lit to
olect Circuit Judges and one AssocU
ato Justice, which were
of tlio people, and it was their dntv
in spitoof tho Broad street Organ, to
8co that tho-will of tlio people was
re8pcctod. IIo wanted the thing
dono peaceably if possible; but clone
at all hazards if necessary. Tlioy
wouldn't have to fjglit themselves,
because if tho whito people started a
row Uuclo Sam's boys would suon
rv?f A ' ?
iuviii uuwii, a 11 is 60'c<iiicci mass
mooting at tho Ilibornian Hall the
otlicr night was nothing moro than
an expression from Broad street that
tlioy intend to oxtorminato our race.
When such men aa Pro.-sley get up
and breathe a spirit of war, regard
less ot tlio rights of the people, what j
docs it mean but that lliey intend to j
carry us lo war that tliey may win
tho next Stato olcction. It thia is
tho caso you may tench your children
in timo of peaco. You liavo a socalled
Governor, namedD II. Chainhorlain,
whose intention is to soil ub
onf; but I tell you we have tho power
to impeach hiui, and as one of the
mcmbors of tho Legislating I tell you
if wo make up our minds to do this
all tho mnndD i?i Hi.^n/1 '?
?~ ^hi A/i uau on ui;t wuil I
^ .flftvo him. The Broad stroet cli(juo
/Cfuuo up with their money to bribe
ub, and wanted to mako us voto for
;that red-hot flro-oaiing Domocrat,
Meetzc; but t'ooy couldn't bay 1'inck
ney, no, arJ I don't intend to bow
iu stibiuR,6iojj until ovory Kopubiicaii
is swept from tlio field. Broad
street had declared war to tlio kuife
against tlio negro, and sho is waiting
to hear thfi rft-pn.liri nf lini* wnrl- frnm
' Northern journals. I say to you that
you have a Governor who is trying
to sell us out, and that this very eaino
traitor, this Daniel II. Chamboilain.
ought to bo in the penitentiary. JI c
is a traitor to tho licpublican party,
and ho will ho a traitor to tho Domo
cratic party. We have got to watch
him close. I am going to make overy
vole in Hellhole Swamp tell against
t lie so Democrats at tho next election.
Til 10 STATIC.
If I iroad street wants war, Uncle
Sam will light for us, and 1 tell you
what I know, that Broad street and
Daniel II. Chamberlain will both be
taken caro of when the Legislature
meets again. This meeting in the
Hibernian Hall was nothing more
than to 6tart Ku-Kluxiani again.?
llicy will drive the negroes from the
polls and kill every one, it" neco?6ary,
to carry the next election. Broad
street is supporting tho Ku-Klux
business, as she did beforo. It means
our total annihilation or tho next
election for tlie Democrats. But don't
bo seared. We've gut the national
guard and wo have the United States
troops to help us. The government
at Washington will take care of us.
I voted for \V. J. Whipper, and I'll
do it again.
The requisite amount tf applause
ol (liia ell it was trade up hy the
vigorous rapping and stamping of the
crowd on the stand, and the next
speaker was "lled-llot" Jones, ben
uui liuin ucorgeiown. dunes saul
that i.e was very sorry that ho had
not had the time to prepare an eia
borate audi ess, and lie was sorry to
see ii li \v present, but this he could
account fur Irom the laet that a Conirressiuan.
who was nnid to ho n:
<? I I " ~ "
Washington, was in I ho city trying
to break up the meeting. This is
one of the most important occasions
at which yon lmvo been called upon
to attend. I stand here as a Union
soldier with three wounds on my
b >dy, and stand hero to day ruauj
to bo carried home foot foremost if
necessary. This is one of the proud
est days that I havo witnessed in
South Carolina.
who has been run down as incapable
and illiterate has proved himself the
equal of any and every race upon
ilie laco ol I ho globe. Ttio great
trouble linn been that the negro has
bi_'OM too godlike up to this time to
elect negro judges. I stand here to
day, i?s I did two years ngo, denouncing
1). II. Chamberlain. I advocated
CJreen against Cliainborlain becanso
I knew Chamberlain to he a traitor.
\ fmlv uri?h t.i liumn lio/l I?aa??
v... J > w>> ?v V4 I VVyll ?IC?V4 WWII
elected. Chamberlain proposes to
sell out the Republican parly for social
rccogniiion in South Carolina.?
lie proposes to hind ua hand and loot
and mako us worse slaves than we
ever were. I admit that the Repub
lican party ha-5 inado grave mistakes,
but the election of these judges is not
one of them. in llie last campaign
ilio Dein cuita wore a'l down on
Chamberlain; they called him a thief,
a rogue, and everything else, and
now thoy hold out their arms to him
us the great reformer. Now why, in
the namo ot Ciotl, can't Moaea and
YVhipper reform too. If there ia to
bo a general selling out, we propoao
to bo parties to tho sale: ami boforo
we will allow u baldlieated Massachusetts
Yankee to bo 11 us out, wo'll
elcct llo ). A. G. Magrath for Governor,
aid lion. Goo. A. Tronholm
as Lieutenant Governor. If Whip
:il-_ .? / i
jm.i 11 ??o uuyu 11 ty oi i ran (I, why
don't they prove it? Wo don't propose
to bo influenced by what has
l)eon dono in Mississippi or Goorgia.
Clmmborlain is fool enough to believe
the Democrats are going to vote
for him. You can't trust these white
men, hocaueo tliey eurse the nejrro
every tim? tlicy bow to him. 1 say
to you, organize; also sleep on your
arms, and keep your powder dry.
Nesbitt was the next speaker. This
now champion of Whippcr, it will be
remembered, was elected on the Independent
Republican ticket, and
placcd in public position by the white
votes oi ttie county. Up to this time
he has generally run with tho decent
members oi his delegation, and it was
somewhat a surprise to see him num
hering himself with tho renegades,
who now are, McLaughlin, Davis,
Pineknoy, and finally Ncsbilt. This
speaker talked a good deal, and en.
deavored to tel! his hearers that the
uiuu nau come lor nction. ilio Legislature
hadolectcd W. J. Whippet*
Judge of the first Circuit; it was the
duty of every colored man to seo that
he took his eotit. lie voted onanist
Whipper, because lie thought it was
his duty to do so lie luicl found
since that he had been wrong,
and was now as ardent a supporter
of Whipper as ho was then opposed
to him. It was tho duty of every
honest citizen to support him, because
liad been drawn. Ii has come down
simply to a persccticn ot Whipperon
account of his color. What arc wo
to do? The Legislatures! must bo
sustained and Whipper must take his
seat. Now how are wo to do ti?i^?
LL'incUnev bore cricl out: '"Fi^lit,
ilull's llio \Wl) we'll do it." Hut this
was not relished by tbe crowd, who
yelled out in concert ''IS - ! No! don't
lut'o li-bt." Tbe old mnuimis shook
their heads knowingly, and eagely
remarked to each other, kki tell you,
niy sistei*. tiioeo are troublesome
Primus Green hero iiKk.--.il "Wnaliin
why he had voted against \\ hipper.
rse oitt neaiiu u 1 tui" soine little
and endeavtred to get out ? f it by
stalling oil'on a new lack; but Primus
pushed his question, and atu.-i'
some little c .T.ferenco with his friends
nil f Iia atniwl \T?.ol ??- I- - -
ii*v XI V.OIMIL JZilVU ?IS ilia
reason for voting against Whipper,
that lie thought Whipper was a partisan.
This answer delighted tiie
crowd on I lie stand, who seemed to
consider it a complete quietus. Green
wanted to know why ho didn't think
W hi [-per would he a partisan now.
This qneslii n, however', was net answered,
and Green satisfied himself
with asking Nesbitt how much lie
had been paid for turning renegade.
W. IJ. Thompson was tho !ast
speaker, and by this timo it was
nearly dark. Thompson said thai
they proposed to oiler resolutions
countermanding the resolutions pass
ed by tho Broad Street Clique, at iho
Hibernian llull, which sustained
Chamberlain. They proposed to
sustain tho action of tho Legislature,
and repudiate Chamberlain.
The secretary, A. T. Slovene, then
read tho following resolution, which
was adopted:
Kesolvctf, That wo solemnly pledge
oni'8ulvcs, without regard to C?/iioC i
quenees, to support ami maintain the
laws oi' the State ami fho United
States, to uphold and support the
action of tho Legislature and the
Courts, ami to this end wo pledge
our very existence.
It was by this time very chirk, and
the littlo band ol malcontents "folded
their tents like Arabs and as silently
stolo away."
Gen. Rhorman in gradually approach
ing tho condition of FalstafT wlion ho
liackod tlio dead body of*IIot8pur. For
our part, wo caro very liltlo what
Sherman says, sineo ho publicly con*.
fesBcd that ho doliboratoly and basely !
lied about Gonoral Wado Hampton. ? i
Augusta Constitutionalist.
Special Dispatch to Tho Nows and Courier.
The Voice of SumpterF.
.t i t nn li*
Sumftek, January 3 ?Tho meeting
of the citizens of Sampler Comity
to take action upon tho election of F.
J. Moses, Jr., of this place, and \V?
J Whipper, to ho judges of this and
tho lirst circuit, was held in tins Ma- .
Tl-l! 1 - * ... I
owuiu 11it11 iu utiv, ;in<i was a spienclul
turnout of tho substantial citizens of
the whole county. The officers were
T. 1 J. Eraser, President; Vico Presidents,
Dr. J. B. Witherspoon, John
W. Stuckey, II. E. L. Peebles, W. E
Mills, A. A. Solomons, J. D. AIcFud.
din, J. I). I>landin<*, S. L. France, Di M.
lieynohle, J. 11. Coopor, L. W*
Dick, Dr. J A. China, J. M. Pitts,
1). J. Winn, Dr. F. A. Beckham, W.
G. Kennedy, F. M. Mellette, Samuel
J\,. YY lls'tn and Jno. W. Durban; Secretaries,
Jno. J. Dargan, llobt. L.
President Fraser opened tlie meet
ing with a clear and explicit state
inent of the position and the issue,
llo was very forcible and pointed,
and declared it was one of the purposes
of this meeting to announce to
F. J. Moses, Jr., that ho shall never
take his peat as Judgo in our Court
House unless placed there by Federal
E. \V. Moi.se road the following
I?i eainble and res??1:?tionand spoke
to them "'hit gie.it power and eloquence.
Whereas, the Legislature his elected
W. J. Whip] er and F. B. Moses,
.Jr., to serve as judges l'> r the fust and
thiid circuits of the Smto; and where
as the liovernor lun refused to coins
mi-sion them, lie it resolved
I il.lu : > ... - '<
action of the Legislature in this matter
us ruinous to tho |>o >)>le and dc?
slructi vo of good government.
2 That tlie people of Sumptor
County ennuot submit their legal affairs
to the judicial chargo of F. J
Moses, .Jr., a person who is generally
jegarded as being dtvoid ot the neces.-arv
legal attainment, and who is
also notoriously corrupt.
?3 That we regard tho action ol
tho Governor in withholding coin
missions from tlieso persons as patriotic,
justifiably and right.
4- that Governor D. II. Chambor^
lain lias illustrated by his conduct the
noble ends which n.ay be achieved
by a stranger, who differs from many
of us in matters of political faith, but
who unites with good men of all
vhjwo ju iii?j<muru:?ui earnest reform;
and this pcoplo will sustain hint to
the end.
5 That we condemn and abhor the
action of thoso representatives ol
Sumpter County who voted iur the
judicial iniquity, and we do solemnly
declare them to be unworthy of the
public confidence.
G That a union of all men of all
panics 1)0 formed tor the j-urposo ot
hurling tliosi) from place ul powur.
7 That wo regard Judgo A. ?J*
Sliuw us being now duly in oitico for
ii term of lour ycaib from tlie date
ol liia iflection, ami this meeting demands
that the franchise which he
holds, for tlie gouu ot tlie j>c??|?i?-*, be
nut surrendered by him without
their consent.
8 That in the opinion of this meeting,
the judicial election has brought
U8 to a point beyond which endurance
must cease to be u virtue.
9 That, invoking the blosfcinrM <>i
J Pi' V'
Divino Providence upon our resolutions,
wo now appeal to nil patriotic
citizens, while or color oil, of all
shades ot political opinion to assist ua
iu an effort to restore good Government
to tho State, by securing to all
persons meir itui legal rights ot person
and property, without infringing
the eacrod privileges i?t' others, and
especially do wo appeal to and roly
upon the aid und aaaidtancc of those
leading i- on of tlio country who control
the national parties, in tliis last
8tniggle againsl degragation and disgrace.
J. S. Richardson seconded llio prcamblo
and resolutions in
? ?? * VI J V/ilUU'* !
live speed), pronounced with nil the
grace and oratorical finish ol one of
the best speakers in the State.
('has. II. Moise supported them in
an earnest address, in which he de^
monsl I'm : * |
v..v. uuouHUU IIIIJiUNSIUllliy
'of any legal proceeding which could
reach CJovcrnor Chanbcrlain. lie
quoted decisions of tho Supromo Court
of the United Slates from 1801 to this
time, showing that no court in the
whole country could compel Governor
Chamber am to issue the commis
sions 10 J.M0S09 and Whippcr. lie
closed his remarks with theso words:
"Should P. J. Moses, Jr., by any logal
trickery, attempt to ascend tho steps
of tho Court llouso to take his seat as
Judge; T, Charles II. Moise, forty six
years of age, with a wife and ton children
to fitinnnrh nm ?/ > ?
"11?-1 * "? ?<?
vvilli a band of determined men, aiub
with muskets on our shoulders, defend
that temple of Justice from such a
James D. Blanding followed in a
patriotic speech, pledging himself to
exhaust all pcacoful means to prevent
Moses from sitting as Judge, and, if
f'niliiwr it ' I
^ "v K.iiii. biivu i.<j luaui i tu iuruu
if necessary.
Tho preamble and resolutions were
thou unanimously- adopted, and the
meeting adjourned to sales day in
February, when wo will enter up a
thorough organization,
All the speakers alluded to Governor
Chamberlain in t.ho most rrvntoPnl
:wk1 Complimentary manner. lie was
(1 esciibed as tlio "hero of the crisis," I
and wo adopted him as our standard
heaier in the light against corruption,
i The proceedings wero ma: kod by^ tho
greatest harmony and unanimity. The
| hall was filled, and tho greatest en!
thusiasm prevailed. It has been rns
iiiurun tlKlU uio coiorca people would
break up the meeting, and that Sens
ator William E. Johnston would insist
upon speaking in support of Mosos
but it was all gammon. Although
there must have boon 2,000 colored
people in town, not a word was said
nor au act dono bv anv of them to
.r *
justify the whiles in resorting to lorco,
for which they woro fully prepared,
to protect their meeting.
Wo h.-vvo made a glorious beginning
and intend to win next November.
? q i .
Is ' the Color Line" to be Drawn?
A correspondent of the Cincinnati
Commercial says:
A rumpus has begun in South Carolina
which will end in the whito
pcoplo getting control of tho State, as
they now havo control of Mississippi.
Tlio moans to bo adopted to overthrow
negro rulo in tlio Palmetto
.Slate may not bo precisely the same
as that which proved successful in
I AT ' ' * * I ' > * ?
uissisBippi, oub mo result win ijo
I Imvo not pationeo to write of the
stupendous folly of Llio blacks of Carolina
in elevating to the highest
judgeship of the State those notorious
persons, NVhippor, Wiggins ami Moss
cd. Wiggins 1 know little of, but that
there should bo a legislative body on
earth who would deliberately elect to
important judgeships such follows as
Moses and Whippcr, surpasses my
comprehension, liovernor (Jhamberlain
does not use too strong language
when ho apoakt, of it as a''horrible
I! i ... ? I * .111- - ?
uiHii.tiur. i ii.uuiy Know now iocud
vcy to tlio mind of tho reader an idea
of tho blacUnoss of tho characters of
Moses and Whippcr, and their unfitnosi
for tho honch. Tho very thought
of I wo Riioh persons as judges of tho
two most important circuits in South
uaronna is startling. i ntenigonco
nnd property recoils from the thought.
Hut as tho Logislnturo which eloctod
theso fellows hns neither intolligonco
nor property, wohnvoin that tho only
rational solution ol thoir aclion.
l'ick out. two of tho most notorious
l^iu, 1ST
ward bummers in Crncirtnnti?mon ns
ignorant of tho scioncoof faw its ft hog
is of astronomy, men of tiff standing
in the community, and no charactef
S.'lVd t.lint. rtf idlnno"" ' -*
iuiuii UIIU oiovato
them to tho bench In two of tlio most
important Ohio circuits, Cincinnati
and Cleveland, for instftfico. HoW
would you fcol about it?
This man Moses is tlio worst of the'
lot. lie is a more corrupt man than
Whipper, tho negro who has boon
clccled Judge of tho Charleston Cir*
Ollif t lin mnol S ~ i :? 'i - *
, ...wuv mull ill LllO OltttO.
Whippor in an ignorant negro, and it
is doubtful if lie ever read a law bookf
but lie is not steeped in iniquity liko
Moses, who is known over tho country
as the robber Governor. IIo is nolo-'
riously corrupt, and besides boing in
110 wise qualified for tlio position of
judge. With Moses and Whippor oft
tho bench, tho South Carolina Court*
will degenerate into bargain and ealo
shops. Tho scales of justico will in'
' ' ' m '
i 1111u iu liio eiuo 01 lno highest bidder#
Thcso judges woro elected by th?
Legislature in t!io abscnco of Govern-*
or Chamberlain. Had tho Governor
been at the capital ho might possibly
have defeated it, as ho still has soma
little influence with tho ski Hot bonds
of tho JjCgiHlaturo.
Tho whites aro arousod, tho color
linn 1A fllMl WM on/1 KnfrtM/v I"*"- "
.. . J Ituu UUUIU IUIJg J'UU
will hear of a "great Democratic vie-*
lory'' in South Carolina liko unto that
in Mississippi.
Tho Governor has refused to Bign
the commissions of Moses and Whip*
per upon merely tochical groundB?
something that he would not havfJ
thought of doing, as ho says him.solfj
Un/l ll,no? -i?? ? ^? *
bi>v>au UlCUl; UUUU UCCWl
men. lint how he is to carry out his
point 1 fail to see. There acorna nc
cscapo from Moses and Whippor on
the bench but the complete ovorthrow
of tho so called party which clcotod
them. And that in what is coming. 1
say to the reader, and hopo he will
romember it, hereafter, look out lor
Democratic gains in South Cnrolinaf
For a long timo the whitos have wanted
a sufficient excuse to riso up and
overthrow the African government
under which tboy live, and now thoy
liavo it. Not a white Kopublican in
tho State, from tlio Governor down,
nor a Kopublican journal, protonda to
justify tho election of theso notorious
men to tho bench.
uovernor uiiamborluin has tried tor
make tlio Legislature bcliavo itsolf?*
oficn going into caucus and talking
to them with tears in his eyos, but to
little purpose,?although Chamborlain
was elected as an idCra^Jffepubl'icftn?*
defeating tho Liberal
whom tho Democrats supported?Utf
can't control tho African Logislatuio.
Tho campaign in South Carolina
next year will ho very bittor, if not
bloody: Tho whites will now draw
tho ''color lino," and at tho samo timo
throw all tho blamo nnnn f.lm
I" - ~...W?D.
Wo know what tho color lino moans.
II any thero arc who don't comprehend
tho term, they can havo light by
spending a few days in Mimjisnippi.
11. V. B.
Furman University.
To Ai.k Whom it May cottokttn:
Tho Hoard of Trustees of Furmafi
Univorsiry hereby announcos, that
according to tho certified roport of C.
II. Judson, Treasurer, the st/rrt of two
hundred thousand dol!as has boon se>?
cured, in good, reliable bonds, towards
a permanent ondowmont of said TTn??
vcreity. JLoncoforth, lor a torm of
ton years, tho University will be
opened to nil coinpetont to ontor, free
of any chnrgo for tuition in any of the
rogulnry ncIiooIp,
Tho conditions of tho bonds having
boon complied with, on tho part of
tho Univoraity, obligore will bo calloil
upon and will bo cxpoctod, literally
to fulfill thoir parti in tho prompt payn
mcnt of tho inatalmontp, and of tho
inloreat aa thoy maturo.
Fuei>. W. Eabon, Sec rotary.

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