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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
1778 vn&r 1868
HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y.
GEN. F. P. BLAIR, OF MISSOURI.
Tuesday Morning, August 4, 1868.
State Democrat tu Convention.
A Convention of the Democratic
party of the State of South Carolina
is hereby called, to meet at Colum?
bia, on the night of Thursday, tho
6th of August, for the purpose of
nominating electors for President
and Vice-Pr?sident of tho United
States, and for other purposes.
The Convention will be composed
of representatives from each District,
according to the rule of representa?
tion in the House of Representa?
tives. WADE HAMPTON,
Chairman Central Committee.
Negroes have rights, Indians have
rights, white men have rights, but |
the rights of no one of these classes
authorize encroachments -on those j
of others. The Democrats claim that
this is a -white man's Government
that it is a Government of consent
and that any legislation whioh does
not recognize the essential principles
is necessarily an unconstitutional
usurpation. Now, when wo come to
consider the legislation which has
been practiced against the Southern
people for a few years past, we can?
not bo at a loss as to the category to
which it belongs. Laws have been
passed and enforced, not only with?
out the consent, but in defiance of
the well-understood wishes of the
people whom they aro intended to
bind. It is needless to add, that
such laws havo no binding force or
moral sanction, ' and will be disre?
garded and declared null and void as
soon as the inalienable rights of the
people aro again recognized.
Our negro friends can undorstaud
from this tho peculiar force of the
obligations which bind them to the
carpet-bag adventurers, who, for)
their own advantage, have volun?
teered to be their guides, and are
deceiving them by unconstitutional
enactments, "holding tho word of
promise to t' ; ear, to break it to the
hope." No privilego can be secured
to the negro to which his white
neighbors do uot consent, and if he
attempts to enforce privileges on tho
strength of carpet-bag authority, he
will simply destroy his claims of fu?
turo peace, and heap up wrath against j
tho day of wrath.
The New Orleans Times declares
that from thc Democratic party alone
can tho negroes secure a suro title to
tho privileges now claimed on their I
behalf. If they enjoy suffrage, limited
or general, two yoars hence, it will bo
beoauso it is in accordance with un
adopted line of Democratic policy.
Tho African clement among us can
sfnrpf?ly lie so green ns to suppose
that tho radicals aro to have a per?
petual lease of power. Furthermore,
it has had opportunities enough to
discover tho prompting principle of
tho carpet-bag mendicants, and can?
not long retain faith in such a horde.
If the negroes join the unterrificd
Democracy, now that they nro in
pusbcaaluu o? the elective franchise,
they may never bo deprived of that
privilego, but if they continuo to aid
thc carpet-bag adventurers in the op?
pression of our people, tho day of
retaliation will surely come, and "jr
tho wind which they havo sown a
whirl-wind will bo reaped. No negro
can bo so blind as not to know that
white men aro to bo tho rulers in this
great republic. Compared with the
whites tho negroes aro as,insignificant
in numbers as they are deficient in
intelligence, and ho deceives himself
who thinks that intelligence and
numbers will not rule. Tho Demo?
cratic party is disposed to secure tho
negroes in their freedom under all
circumstances, and to afford them the
full protection of tho laws. But any
concession beyond this will depend
altogether upon ciroumstanccs. If
the negro proves deserving of the
whito man's confidence, he will be
sure of his reward.
Th? Threatened Raid Upon Union?
Our private advices report no im?
mediate trouble at Union.
It is said that the insurrectionary
negroes had arranged, with arms and
ammunition, to liberate a negro pri?
soner from the District jail, and then
to make a ruid of plunder upon the
town. But the Governor's agent
succeeded in quieting the disturb?
The? nsnnla nf TTrw.,.. v?/j do?lit,
feel perfectly competent to take care
of themselves, but aro anxious to
vindicate the majesty of what is left
to tis of law.
CARD OF THE COLUMBUS PRISON?
ERS.-We publish, elsewhere, tho
card of the prisoners accused of tho
murder of the notorious Ashburn, in
a negro brothel in Georgia. They
have been subjected by tho military
authorities to tortures worthy tho
days of tho Inqnieition. Witnesses
were suborned to swear away their
lives before c military tribunal, and
were even put to the torture to
induce them to testify as the prose?
cution desired. But all efforts to
obtain evidence to warrant a convic?
tion proved abortive, and, after a
long and painful imprisonment and a
tedious trial, these victims of radical
usurpation have been released.
Tho Washington Evening Express
joius with the Intelligencer ia entreat?
ing every froe oitizen of America,
and every fair-minded man, of what?
ever party, to read this reoitnl, und
to romerubor that this infamy is the
fruit of a Goverument set up by the
radical leaders, aud whioh, if they
had the p'ower, they would to-day
extend to the y hole country. To
elect General Grant, is to perpetuate
these men in power, and stamp their
tyranny permanently upou the coun?
try. This is tho price we uro called
on to pay for tho elevation of one
utterly ignorant and unskilled in
? m ? ?
Governor Bullock, of Georgia,
made his appearance, on Sunday lust,
iu Atlanta, iu a handsome vehicle,
drawn by a pair of stylish "Express'
horses. When halted iu front of thc
church door, tho animals, true tc
their instinct, immediately wheeled
and backed tho vehicle into thc
church door. Tho congregation, as
a matter of course, became terribly
excited, but in a few minutes quietet
down; and tho mortified Governor
departed. So says tho Angust?
-? ? ? ?
THE AMERICAN CITIZEN'S BILL. -
The following is the bill concerning
tho rights of American citizens in
foreign States, as amended and passed
by the Senate:
"Whereas the right of expatriatioi
is a natural aud inherent right of al
people, indispensable to the enjoy
meut of tho rights of life, liberty ant
the pursuit of happiness; and where
as in its recognition of this principle
this Government hus freely received
emigrants from nil nations, ant
vested them with tho rights of citi
zenship; and whereas it is olaimec
that such Amoricun citizens, wi tl
their descendants, aro subjects o
foreign States, owing allegiance tc
the Governments thereof; and where
ns it is necessary to tho maintenant
of public peaeo that the claim o
foreign allegiance shall bo p romp tb
and liually disavowed; therefore,
"ii? it enacted, tOc, That any de
elaration, instruction, opinion o
decision of any officer of this Go
vernmcnt which denies, restricts
impairs or questions the right o
expatriation, is hereby declared in
consistent with tho fundamenta
principies of this Government.
"SECTION 2. That all naturalize?
citizens of the United States, whil
in foreign States, shall bo entitle*
to and shah receive from this Go
vern mont the sumo protection o
person und property that is accorde*
to native-born citizens in liko situa
tiona and circumstances.
"SECTION 3. That wheuover i
shall bo mudo knowu to tho Presi
dent that any citizon of tho Uuitei
States has been unjustly deprived c
liborty, by or under the authority c
a foreign Government, it Bhall b
tho duty of tho President forthwit
to domand of that Government th
reasons for such imprisonment; an
if it appears to be unlawful and i
violation of tho rights of Americu
citizenship, the President shall forti
wi Mi demand the release of sue
person ; and if the release so demain'
ed is unreasonably delayed or r<
fused, it shall bo tho duty of tb
President to use such means, nc
amounting to acts of war, as he ma
think necessary and proper to obtai
and effect such release, and all tb
facts and proceedings relativo then
to elud?, ns soon as possible, bo con
municated by the President to Coi
R|X; al and Democratic Club.
Pursuant to tho call published in
the Phoenix, a meeting of thia Club
was held yesterday, at Carolina Hall,
for the purposo of electing represen?
tatives for Bichland District, in the
Convention called to meet in Colum?
bia, on the Cth instant. Capt. Stan?
ley having stated tho object of the
meeting, it was moved and seconded
that a Committee of Ten bo appoint?
ed to make the nomination.
This resolution being concurred in,
the following gentlemen were ap?
pointed the Committee: James D.
Tradew?ll, Esq., Col. Wm. Wallace,
John McKenzie, John Dent, T. B.
Clark on Capt. James Douglass,
Maj. John Meighan, Col. James G.
Gibbes, Capt. W K. Bachruau, John
After an absenco of fifteen minutes,
during which Mr: Joseph Daniel
Pope read to tho Club a patriotio
poem, written by a lady, and which
was most enthusiasticallj- cheered, the
Committee returned and reported
through their Chairman, James D.
Tradewell, Esq., tho following named
gentlemen as the nomination: Gen.
Alexander, Wm. Stack, Capt. E. S.
Percival. Dr. D. W. Ray, Wm. H.
On being submitted to a vote,
these gentlemen were unanimously
elected representatives for Richland.
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
RICHARD O'NEALE, JR.,
THE IMPEACHMENT THREAT-Gn?-j
Turrocs ADVICE TO THE PRESIDENT.
A prominent radical Senator from
tho West, says the Washington cor?
respondent of tho New York Times,
sent, through a third party, a warn?
ing to President Johnson that, if
Congress re-assembles in September,
it will be for the purpose of impeach?
ing him. He added, that if Mr.
Johnson behaved himself in a man?
ner acceptable to the Republicans of
both Houses, thero would be no dan?
ger of a meeting of either House
before the next regular session. The
President is said to have received thc
message with au acknowledgment of
gratitude to tho sender, and a pro?
mise to heed it. According to a cor?
respondent of tho Baltimore Ameri?
can, some of tho President's con?
servative friends. like Senator?
Henderson and Fowler, aro fearful
that ho will do something during the
recess which will falsify the predic?
tions they made during the impeach?
ment trial of his promised good be?
havior. It is understood that, before
leaving for their homes, they intend
to advise bim not to make an ail inte?
rim appointment in tho Internal
Roveuuo Bureau, and also to recog?
nize, as far as possible, tho State
organizations nt the South.
THE COST OF RADICAL RULE-RE?
PORT OF COMMISSIONER WELLS.-Tho
report of Commissioner Wells, pro?
cured at tho instance of the radical
leaders with a view to whitewash the
enormous expenditures of the usurp?
ing faction which has brought the
country to tho verge of ruin, has
boen mndo public. It shows that
the expense of maintaining the army
and navy, since tho close of tho war,
has exceeded $300,000,000 a year
tins in a time of peace. It shows
that, during tho last fiscal year, tho
impoverished country bas been
drained of $471,700,000, and that
this enormous sum has been expend?
ed within the year, with tho excep?
tion of about thirty-four millions.
Tho expenses of the last year of radi?
cal rule, therefore, havo been
0137,000,000. And this for what?
To maintain in power a partisan
minority whoso infamous Coarse is
unparalleled in the political history
of tho world. Will the laboring men
of the country, by their suffrages,
continue in power a party whoso
profligacy renders their hard earn?
ings insufficient to procure food for
themselves and their little ones, or
will they support a party pledged to
retrenchment and reform, by whose
success alone eau tho nation regain
j tho path of prosperity and penco?
[ Washington Keening Express.
A WOXDERFOII DOME.-Tho dome
of the capitol at Washington is tho
most ambitious structure in America.
It is 10S feet higher than tho Wash?
ington Monument at Baltimore, G8
feet higher than that of Bunker Hill,
and 23 feet higher than tho Trinity
Church spiro of Now York. It is a
vast hollow sphere of iron, weighing
8,200,000 pounds. How much is
that? Moro than 4,000 tons, or
about the weight of 70,000 full
grown people; or about equal to
1,000 laden coal cars, whioh, holding
four tons apiece, would reach two
miles and a half. Directly over your
head is a figure in bronze, "Ameri?
ca," Weighing 14,085 pounds. The
pressure of tho iron domo upon its
piers and pillars is 13,477 pounds to
the square foot. St. Peter's presses
nearly 20,000 pounds more to the
square foot, and St. Genevieve, at
Paris, 66,000 pounds more. It would
require, to orush the supports of our
dome, a pressure of 775,280 pounds
to the square foot. The cost was
about 81,100,000. The new wings
cost about 86,500,000. Tho archi?
tect has a plan for rebuilding tho old
central part of the capitol and en?
larging tho park, which will cost
Tho agent cf the Freedman's Bu?
reau, who was sent to Union to' in?
quire into the state of affairs in that
District, thinks the whites and blaoks
are unnecessarily excited.
Our venerable cotemporary, the
Charleston Courier, baa been tho?
roughly rejuvenated, and yesterday
morning appeared in an entirely new
suit, furnished by Messrs. James
BURGLARS, BEWARE.-Captain J. J.
Mackey will havo on exhibition, at
tho store of Messrs. Hopson Sc Sut
phen, this morning, a patented and
very useful implement, which will,
doubtless, bo brought into general
use. It can be cet, so as to discharge
a ball, or handfull of shot, in four
different directions. Call and see it.
Music.-A number of our musical
friends ure making arrangements to
organize a brass baud in Columbia.
This will bo pleasing intelligence to
the lovers of good music-as those
engaged in tho enterprise aro compe?
DEMOCRATIC DEMONSTRATION AT
KIDGEWAY ON SATURDAY NEXT.-The
oitizens at Ridgeway aro arranging
for a grand gathering on Saturday
next. Distinguished speakers aro
expected to address the people.
A special train will leave the Char
lotto depot and returu in tho after?
noon. We hopo a largo delegation
will represent Columbia and Rich?
land. Go one-go many.
We aro reliably iu formed that tho
military authorities havo at the South
Carolina Penitentiary several citizeus
in confinement for safe-keeping. Wo
respectfully call this matter to tho
attention of his Excellency the Go?
vernor, and to tho Attorney-General.
The civil authorities having resumed
control, tho citizen is no longer
liable to be kept in military arrest
and tho citizen has a right to expect
that those in authority will see that
his rights aro protected.
A grund Democratic ratification
meeting was held yesterday, at Lex?
ington Court House. A large num?
ber of the Democrats were in attend?
ance. Thi meeting was called to
order by Col. H. A. Meetze, and
speeches were made by Col. McMas
tor, Major Turner, Mr. Kauffman
aud others, who showed up the scal?
awags and carpet-baggers in their
true light-aud convinced nil present
that the days of these pests were
numbered. At tho close of the meet?
ing, a beautiful ode, composed by a
young lady of Lexington, was read,
and three cheers were heartily given
for the fair authoress, and three times
three for tho nominees of the Demo?
cratic Convention, Seymour and
Blair. Tho meeting adjourned, after
pledging Lexiugton to give a lurgo
majority for tho Democrats in No?
GLORY ENOUGH FOR ONE DAY !
After having boen kept for two days
in a state of suspenso borderiug
closely upon lunacy, the carpet-bag?
gers, Parker, Mackey, et id onme
genus, who were elected to office on
tho radical ticket, and were nuable to
qualify because tho requisite amount
of security could not bo obtained,
were yesterday delivered from their
thraldom by tho passage of the bill
"to reduce tho amount of thc official
bonds of tho officers of this State."'
To the credit of Whipper, Ransior,
and tho other colored Republicans
who voted ngaint this measure,
which is simply a party movement to
put particular men into power, bo it
said that they corabatted it vigor?
ously, and iu tho best interests of the
State, whose credit will inevitably bo
impaired by tho unsuccessful result
of their efforts. Well may Parker,
who has been industriously, though
fruitlessly, hunting ondorsera for the
pust month, and whom Whipper in?
sinuated plainly was of doubtful
capacity and honesty, say, "Glory
enough for one day!" and well may
tax-payers dread the incoming to
offlco of this man, and all of his ilk.
FATAL AFFRAY-A WHITE CITIZEN
MURDERED.-About half-past 12
o'clock, ou Sunday morning, tho 2d
instant, a difficulty occurred, near
the South-west corner of Senate and
Lincoln streets, and pistols were dis?
charged indiscrimiuately - about
twenty rounds having been fired.
Mr. Dallas P. Smith, a peaceably
disposed young man, employed in
the post office, received a bullet
wound under the left eye, from the
effects of which he died yesterday
morning-just twenty-four hours
after receiving the wound. The
unfortunate mau bad but few lucid
intervals, during which he could
understand what woe said to him.
Ho told his mother that it was a
I black man who shot him.
Coroner Walker summoued ii jury,
and proceeded to inqniro into tho
particulars of the case.
Dr. Talley stated that, when called
upon, he found Smith Buffering from
the effects of a wouud in the left
cheek, ucnr tho outer anglo of thc
eye. Finding that the ball was too
deeply seated to admit of extraction,
bo desisted from tho search. After
death ensued, I proceeded with tho
post mortem, assisted by Dr. E. D.
Smith. Wo found that ono of tho
principal blood vessels of thc neck
had been severed by tho ball, and
also ono of tho large nerves. The
ball was found in one of tho large
muscles of the back of the neck.
Dr. Smith corroborated Dr. Tal?
Starling Strickland, a policeman,
stated that ho was at tho corner of
Plain aud Assembly streets when he
heard the pistol shots. Ho imme?
diately followed tho sound, and when
he arrived at the spot, saw men run?
ning in different directions. Three
colored men suggested that ho should
pursue and arrest those men who ran
towards Bridge street. Proceeded
to where the firingoccurred. Arriving
there, found Smith lying on the
ground, with several mon around.
Was informed that tho house iu front
of which tho wounded mau lay was
occupied by a colored man named
Murray, and was used as a boarding
house for colored legislators. A hat
was found near tho wounded man,
which proved to belong to a colored
member of tho Legislature named
Richardson. Asked who shot the
man, but could get no information.
Some one in tho crowd said that the
young man had attacked thc colored
members of tho Legislature. A
white man named Mixson boarded
in tho sumo house. Obtained from
Murray the names of all who boarded
in tho house. Went after tho Chief
of Police, and on his return, found
Dr. B. W. Taylor there. Dr. Tay?
lor examined tho wounded man, but
could give no definite opinion, and
Smith was sent home. On being
cross-examined, tho witness stated
that there were no maks of blood
found except where Smith was lying.
Smith vomited very freely. Found
no pistol or other weapon on Smith.
Samuel W. Hook stated tb.it ho
was in company with deceased,
James Wado and Thomas Duren on
Saturday night last. As they passed
Mrs. Hicks' house, they beard firing
in tho back lot. A black man ran
around the cornor when Smith, (the
deceased,) holding up his hand,
said: "No, no, old mau!" As Smith
said this, thu black man, (who was
inside the fence,) fired. Smith fell
immediate^'. Witness was only
about three paces ol?. The black
man turned and pointed his pistol nt
witness, who immediately ran off.
He heard twenty or thirty shots
afterwards. Deceased and witness
were walking peaceably along. The
fence was low, and witness was shot
over tho fence. None of the party,
(witness, Duren, Smith and ono
other, whose name he did not know,)
William G. Mixson, (white,) stated
that ho was elected to tho Legisla?
ture from Barnwell. On Saturday
night, after he had retired, bo saw a
number of persons in tho street, near
the house, and anticipated a difficul?
ty. He immediately wont iuto the
privy, to get out of the way. Soon
after, he heard some words, and thou
pistol shots wore fired. When he
returned from tho privy, tho board?
ing-house was empty. Janies Gist
had a pistol. Howard got his stick.
Haync, Gist, Sasportas, Howard and
Byers wi ro preparing for a difficulty.
George W. Allen, (white,) who re?
sides on Sennto street, near Mur?
ray's, heard pistol 'iring, and wont
to the gate. A whito niau ran by,
and, as he passed, turned and fired
his pistol towards Murray's house.
Black men were firing at him-some
six or seven. Witness returned to
his house, and put on his boots.
Heard Beverly Nash and Thomas,
who were in a crowd, say: "One
damned rascal is killed." Nash said
this was tho first timo ho had been
out without his pistol. Tho whito
man who ran otT had ou a whito coat.
Thinks ono of tho parties who
ordered pistols was connected with
tho Legislature. Recognized tho
mnn. Tho night was very bright.
Thomas Daren deposed that ho
met deceased, Wade, fa mail agent,)
and another individual, whom he did
not know, on Saturday night. They
asked witness to tako a walk. After?
wards Mr. Hook came np. They all
drank some beer. Then proceeded
down town. As they passed the
Hicks bouse, Wade and Smith stop?
ped, and witness walked on to tho
corner, aud stopped for them to come
up. While standing there, he heard
loud talking in the back yard. Heard
some one say, "Got eut of here,"
then beard shooting. Somo ono
a.:J, "All shoot together." The
filing then commenced, and witness
went to the house below, where he
remained until the firing ceased.
While there, saw men jumping over
the fences. On his returu to thc
front of the Hicks house, found
Smith lying on the pavement, with a
wound in his face. Asked who shot
him, but no one answered. Thinks
deceased was a little under the influ?
ence of liquor. There wus no noise
except the pistol shooting. Deceased
Coroner Walke?- then adjourned
tho inquest until this morning, at ll
o'clock, when a number of other wit?
nesses will bo examined.
Mr. W. B. Johnston, who claims
to havo been elected Coroner, also
commenced an inquest, aud exa
miued soveral witnesses. He or?
dered his constable to summons
equal numbers of whites a?d blacks.
Tho Courts, we suppose, will yet
have to decido who is the proper
White persons who were on the
spot assert that colored men were in
the streets, firing indiscriminately at
all whites who appeared. Two white
men testify that they were brought
up standiug with a pistol presented at
W. B. Nash, who claims to be
Senator from Bichland District, as?
serted on Saturday night, and again
yesterday afternoon, that "members
of the Legislature could not be ar?
rested." Joseph Howard, a colored
man, who had been lodging in the
Hicks' house, disappoared, but was
overhauled at Kingsville, and was
brought to Columbia under arrest,
yesterday; but was immediately re?
leased. Although a brutal murder has
been committed, no one is in confine?
ment. The prevailing opinion isthat
tho young men were iu search of
several brothels located in Senate
street, aud by mistako entered a co?
lored boarding house. All tho in?
mates seemed armed, and commenced
au indiscriminate firing on the in?
truders. It is believed that witnesses
who are to be examined to-day will
identify the murderer. Young Smith
leaves a widowed mother, brother
and several sisters.
The house in front of which youug
Smith was murdered seems to be a
particularly unfortunate building.
Tho former owner died in it from the
effects of gun-shot wounds; his wife
carno to her death under peculiar cir?
cumstances; and now an unoffouding
citizen is murdered iu front of the
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Tho Central Executive Committee
are requested to meet on tho 6th
instant, at Nickerson's Hotel, Co?
lumbia, at 7 P. M. As business of
importance will be brought before
tho Committee, a full attendance is
MAITJ ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during tho week from 8)?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundaj-s, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
aro open for delivery at4>.i p. m., and
close at 8j? p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8;J a. m., close ?!? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
S.'.j a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery V>y?
p. rn., closes at H}? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
timo this morning:
I Wm. A. Wright-Notice,
j Meeting Typographical Union.
J. J. Mackey-Homo Invention.
Mooting of Palmetto Fire Co.
Epping-In tho District Court.
Meeting True Brotherhood Lodge.
Tun RELEASE OF T?IE DILL PRISON?
ERS.-Yesterday, Messrs. E. Parker,
John Mickle, W. Parkor, P. Kelly,
W. Kelly, J. Huckabeo, J. Pickstt
and Dra. Glenn and Nelson, and two
others-in all, eleven whito men and
one negro-who have been confined
in the Charleston jail by tho military
authorities, ou suspicion of being
implicated in tho Dill murder, were
released, on three thousand dollars'
bail, in obedience to a writ of habeas
corpus, granted by Judge Glover,
against the Sheriff, Mr. W. S. Has?
tie. W. S. DePass, Esq., appeared
for the prisoners. The roloasod pri?
soners aro expectod to leave for their
homes to-day.-Charleston Mercury.
Au Italian has patented an inven?
tion for the manufacturo of illuminat?
ing gos from petroleum. The ap?
paratus is so simple, it needs little
space iu which to work it, and the
manufacture can bo carried on in a
private house. It is claimed by the
inventor that it is much more econo?
mical than any other light now in