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THE DEMOCRATIC TICKKT.
1778 I i 1,868 For Presidenli^ HORATIO SEYMOUR, OF N. Y. For vice-President, GEN. F. P. BLAIR, or MISSOURI. COLUMBIA. Sunday Morning:. August 9, 1868. ? ' -..L-i.-;-:-.__ Governor Seymour's Letter Of Ac c.ep?ancc. Wo publiflh below Governor Soy mo ur's formal letter of accepta nco of the nomination for Preaideni of the United Skates-an'.abstract of which appeared in tho Phcenix, of the 6th. This comprehensive and able exposi? tion of the issues which now divide political parties bas fully, justified tho expectations of the-Democratic and conservativo masses of 'the ooun try. The letter -will repay perusal : UTICA, AugUBt 4, 1868. GENTLEMEN: When, in the city of New York, on the 11th of July, in the presence of a vast multitude, on behalf of the National ^Democratic Convention, yon tendered' to me its unanimous nomination as their can? didato for the office of President of the United States, I stated I had no -words "adequate to express my gra? titude for the good will and kindness -which that body baa shown to me. Its nomination was unsought and un? expected. It whs my ambition to take an active part, from which I am now exoluded, in the great struggle going on for the restoration of good government, of peace and prosperity to our country. But I have been naught up by the whelming tide whioh is bearing us on to a great po iitioal ohange, and I find myself un? able to resist its pressure. You havo also given me a copy of the resolu? tions put forth by the Convention, showing its position upon all the great questions which now agitato the country. As the presiding officer of that. Convention, I am familiar with their scope and import; as one of' its members, I am a party to their terms. They are in accord with my views, and I stand upon them in tho contest' upon which we are now en tering, and I shall strive to carry them out in future, wherever I may bo placed, in political or private Ufe/' I then stated that I would send you these words of acceptance in a letter, aa is the customary form. I see no reason, upon reflection, to change or qualify the terms of my approval of tue-resolutions of the Convention. I have delayed the mere formal act of communicating in writing what I thus publicly said, for the purpose of seeing what light tho action of Con? gress would throw upon the interests of tho country. Its acts, since the adjournment of the Convention, show an alarm lest a change of po? litical power will giyo to tho people what they ought to hdve-a clear statement of what had been done with tho monoy drawn from them dnring the past oightyears. Thought ful men feel that there havo been wrongs in tho financial management which hnvo beon kept from the pub lie knowledge. The Congressional party has not only allied itself with military power, whioh is to be brought to bear directly upon the elections in many Statos, but it also holds itself in perpetual session, with the avowed purpose of making such laws as it shall see fit, in view of the elections whioh will take place within a fow weeks. It did not, therefore, nd journ, but took a recess, to meet again if its partizan interosts shall demand its re-assembling. Never before, in tho history of our country, has Congress thu3 taken a menacing attitude towards its elect? ors. Under its influence, some of tho States organized by its agents aro proposing to deprive the people of the right to vote for Presidential olectors, and the first bold stops aro taken to destroy tho rights of suf? frage. It is not strange, there? fore, that thoughtful men seo in such action the pronf that there is with those who shape tho policy of the Republican party, motives stronger and deeper thau the mero wish to hold political power; that thcro is a dread of some exposure whioh drives them on to acts so des? perate and impolitic. Many of tho ablest leaders and journals of the Republican party have openly deplored the violence of Congressional action and its tendency to keep up discord in our country. The great interests of our Union demand peace, order, and a return to those industrial pursuits without whioh we cannot maintain the faith or honor of our Government. Tho minds of business men aro per? plexed by uncertainties. Tho hours of toil of our laborers are lengthened by tho costs of living made by the direct and indirect emotions ot Go? vernment. Our people are harassed by the heavy and frequent demands of the tax gatherer. Without dis? tinction of party, there is a strong feeling in favor of that line of action which shall restore order and confi -? ? ? ? -. 1 " doDce, and shall lift off the burdens which now hinder and vex tho indus? try of the country. Yet, at this moment, those in power have thrown |nto the Senate Chamber and Con? gressional Hall new elements of dis? cord and violence. Mon have boen admitted as Repre? sentatives of some of the Southern States, with the declaration upon their lips that they cannot live in the States they claim to represent with? out military protection. These men ure to make laws for tho North, as well as the South. These men, who, a few days since, were seekipg.^s Boppliauts, that Congress would give them power within their, respective States, aro, to-day, tho ' masters and controllers of the actions of those bodies. Entering them with minde filled with passions, their first de mandi) have been that Congress shall look upon tho States from whicb they como -as in conditions of ci vi war; that the majority of their popu lations, embracing their intelligence shall be treated as public enemies that military forces shall be kept up at the cost of the people of th? North, and that thero shall bo nc peace and order at tho South, savi that which is made by arbitrar power. " Every intelligent man knows tba these men owe. their seats in Con gress. to the "disorder' in tho South every man'knows; that they not onl; owe their prosent position to dis order, hut that evory motive spring ing from the1 love of power, of gain of a 'desire for vengeance, prompt them to keep tho .South in anarchy While that exist."', they aro indepoud eut of tho wills or wishes of thei fellow-citizens. Whilo | conf usio reigns, they are tho,dispensers of th profits and the honors which gro out of a government of mero forc< These mea ere now placed in pos tions wh?ro |hey cannot urge thei views of policy, but where they ca enforce them. "When others' shall i admitted, in this. manner, from tl: remaining Southern States, althoug they will have, in truth, no constiti pnts, they will have moto power i the Senate than a majoiity of tl people of tho TJuiou living in nine < the great States. In vain, tho wisc members of tho Republican pari protested against tho policy that lc to this result. While the chiefs of tho Into rebe hon have submitted to tho results tho war, and aro now quietly angagi in useful pursuits for the support themselves and their families, ai are trying by the force of tht example to lead back tho people tho South to the order and industr not only essential to their well bein but to the greatness and prosperi of our common country, wo see th thoso who, without ability or i fluence, have been thrown by t agitations of civil convulsion in positions of honor and profit, o striving to keep alive tho liassions which they owo their elevation. A they clamorously insist that they t tho only friends of our Uuiou Union that can only have a sr foundation in fraternal regard aud common desiro to promote the pea* tho order and tho happiness of sections of our hind. Events in Congress, sinco tho i journment of the Convention, ht vastly increased tho importance o: political victory by those who i seeking to bring back economy, si plicity, and justice in the administ tion of our national affairs. Ma Republicans have heretofore clung their party, who haye regretted 1 extremes of violenco to which it 1 run. They have cherished a fa that while the action of their pol cal friends has been mistaken, th motives have been good. They m now seo that tho Republican part^ in that condition that it cannot ca out a wiso aud peaceful policy, wi ever its motives may be. It is a n fortune, not only to the country, 1 to a governing party itself, when action is unchecked by any forn opposition. It has been thc mis! tuno of tho Ropnblicau party, t tho events of tho past few yours h given it so much power that it been ablo to shackle tho Executi to trammel tho judiciary, and carry out tho views of tho most wiso nud violont of its members. When this state of things exist! auy pnrty, it has ever been foi that tho sober judgment of its nb leaders do not control. There hardly an ablo man who helpod build up the Republican organ tion, who has not within tho \ threo years warned it against its cosses; who has not been borne d( and forced to givo up his convicti of what tho interests of the cour called for; or, if too patriotic to this, who has not been driven fi its ranks. If this has been the < heretofore, what will bo its ad now with this now infusion of i who, without a decent respect for views of those who had just gi thom their positions, bogin t! legislative career with calls for ai with demands that thoir States s bo regarded as in a condition of < war, and with a declaration that < are ready and anxioas to degrado President of the United States, wi ever they can persuade or force ( gress to hiing forward now article impeachment? The Republican party, as we we are, are interested in put some cho.de upon this violouce. . most be olear to every thinking man that a division of political power tends to chock the violence of party action and to assure the penco and good order of society. The election of a Democratic Executive and a majority of Democratic members to the House of Representatives would not give to that party organization the power to make sudden or violent changes, but it would serve to eheok those extr?me measures which have been deplored by the best men of both political organizations. The result would' most certainly lead to that peaceful restoration of the Union and re-establishment of fra? ternal relationship whiob the country desires. I am sure that the best men of the Republican party deplore ns deeply as I do the spirit of violence shown by those recently admitted to seats in Congress from the South. The condition of civil war which they contemplate moat bo abhorrent to every right-thinking man. I I have no mere personal wishes which mislead my judgment in re? gard to the pending election. No man who has weighed and measured the duties of the office of President of the United States can fail to be impressed with the cares and toils of him who is to meet its demands. It is not merely to float with popular currents, without a polioy or a pur? pose. On the contrary, while our Constitution gives just weight to the public will, its distinguishing feature is that it seeks to protect the rights of minorities. Its greatest glory is that it puts restraints upon power. It gives force and form to those max? ims and prinoiples of civil liberty foi which the martyrs of freedom have struggled through ages. It declares tho right of tho people "To be secure in their persons, houses and papers against unreason? able searches and seizures. Thal Congress shall make no law respect ing an establishment of religiou oi the free exercise thereof, or abridg ing the freedom of speech or of th? press, or the right of the people tc petition for tho redress of grievances It secures the right of a speedy ant publia trial by an impartial jury." No man can rightfully enter upoi the duties of the Presidential office unless he is not only willing to carr out the wishes of tho people ex pressed iu a constitutional way, bu is also prepared to stand up for th rights of minorities. He must b ready to uphold the freo exercise o religion. He must denounce mea sures which would wrong personal o home rights, or the religious con soience of tho humblest oitizen c the land. He must maintain, with out distinction of creed or national: ty, all the privileges of America citizenship. Tho experience of every publi mau who has been faithful to hi trust teaches him that no one can d the duties of the office of Presiden unless he is ready, not only to underg tho falsehoods and abuse of tho bac but to suffer from the censure of tl good, who aro misled by prejudice and misrepresentations. There ai , no attractions in such positioi which deceive my judgment, when say that a great chango is going c in tho public miud. The mass < the Republican party are moi thoughtful, temperate and just thfl , they were during the excitemcn , which attended tho progress ar close of tho civil war. As tho energ of tho Democratic party sprinj from their devotion to their cans and not to their candidates, I ma i with propriety, speak of the fact tb i never in the political history of 01 country has the notion of any lil body been hailed with such univers and wide-spread enthusiasm as th , which has been shown in relation i tho position of tho National Dcm eratic Convention. With this, tl candidates had nothing to do. Hi any others of those names been t , lected, this spirit would have bei ; perhaps more marked. The zc and energy of the conservative maas spring from a desire to mako desiro to make a chango of politic policy, and from the confidence tl they can carry out their purpose. In this faith they aro strengthen by tho co-operation of the great bo of those who served in tho Uni army during the war. Having giv nearly 1G,000 commissions to t officers of that army, I know th views and wishes. They demand t Union for which they fought. T largest meeting of these gallant s dier8 which ever assembled, was Ix in Now York, and endorsed the acti of tho National Convention. Inwoi instinct with meauing, they cal! upon the Government to stop in polioy of hate, discord and disunic and in terms of fervid eloquoi they demanded tho restoration of I rights and liberties of the Americ people. When there is such accord betwt those who proved themselves bn and self-sacrificing in war, and tin who aro thoughtful and patriotic council, I cannot doubt wo shall gi a political triumph which will rest oor Union, bring back peace 0 prosperity to our land, and will g once more tho blessings of a wi economical and honest Govern mo I am, gentlemen, truly yours, el HORATIO SEYMOUR, To Gen. G. W. Morgan and otlu committee, etc. The reward of good works is I dates-sweet and ripening late. Corni i-r-Ofnernl rVcnglc. Tho ?>. affidavits, says the Cbarlesto os, have been placed ia om i^. *?u i for publication, as showing very vividly one scene in tbe past history of the mau who is now acting Oomptroller-Geueral of South Carolina. Only one deduction eau be drawn from the papers which wo now publish; and that is; that Neagle would find a more fitting abiding place in Major Leo's new building, on the Western edge of Columbia, than in the office which has always hitherto been occupied by honest and honorable men: j COPY.] 1, Andrew Detter, a citizen of Gas? ton County, North Carolina, hereby certify that Dr. J. L. Neagle, during the winter of 1858 and 1859, visited me for the purpose of borrmving money to tho amount of $100. I demanded security for a prompt set? tlement of the note be offered for it. Tbe said Neagle went off and return? ed in a few days, and gave me bis note for the amount, with the name of E. M. Farris as security. I ac? cepted the note, and in the course of i about three months afterwards, I mentioned the fact to Mr. Farris, who denied having any knowledge ol what had been done. Shortly after that time, Neagle called on me and settled the note. (Signed) ANDREW DETTER. June 23, 18G8. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, GASTO> COUNTY.-Personally appeared before me, Capt. E. M. Farris, a citizen o Gaston County, North Carolina, who on being duly sworn, says: That it the month of March, 1859, while h< was at the house of Andrew Detter also of Gaston County, North Caro lina, for the purpose of settling i note held against him by said Detter a second note, to the amount o $95 or a $100 was presented, pur porting to have been given ti said Detter by J. L. Neagle, formerl; a citizen of Gaston County, but rc cently of York, South Carolina, an< Comptroller-General elect of the Stat of South Carolina, with the name o E. M. Farris as security. Said E. M Farris knew nothing of this bavin been done, and says that tho proceed ings were without his knowledge o authority, and pronounces it a forge ry. Said Neagle, when afterward charged with forgery by said Farrii plead "guilty," and requested thc nothing more be said of tho occiv renee, promising to settle tho not himself, without delay. After th Neagle applied to Farris for a ce tificate to the effect that the matt? had been finally settled, which Farr refused to give. He further stat< that the District Solicitor of Gasto County had the case in hand, and wi only prevented from prosecuting on account of the note having bee lifted and placed out of tbe way I Neagle. He further says that he hi never sigued a note as security f< Neagle to Detter. E. M. FARRIS. STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, GA TON COUNTY.-The above certifica of E. M. Farris was sworn to ar subscribed before me, D. H. Jenkin ono of tho acting justices of tl Peace, in and for said County. At office, as witness my hand at teal, this 23d June, 1868. (Signed) D. H. JENKINS, J. P STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA-GA TON COUNTY.-I, AmziFord, Clerk the Court of Pleas and Quarter St sions for said County, do hereby ce tify that D. H. Jenkins, whoso nar appears in the foregoing affidavit, i and was at the date thereof, an ae ing Justice of the Peace in and ? said County, and tho signature pr porting to be his is genuine. Given under my hand and seal office, this 2ith day of June, 18G8. AMZI FORD, C. C. C. Upon the above affidavits, the f< lowing preamble auel resolutio were adopted by the "Rock Hill Cc servativo Club:" Whereas, it appearing by tho a davit of E. M. Farris, a respectai citizen of Gaston County, N. < that J. L. Neagle, Comptroiler-G< eral elect of tho State of South ( rolinn, did, in tho year 1859, wilfu and corruptly forge the name of si E. M. Farris to a certain promisse note, payable to one Andrew Dett of the same County; it is, therefo Resolved, That the said nftidai with the accompanying statement Detter, bo transmitted to the Co manding General of this Militi District, to tho end that the sa may be laid before the next Gene Assembly, and the charges fully fl publicly investigated. Resolved, That these proceedir: bo forwarded by tho Executive Cc mittee. - STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA-Ye COUNTY.-Personally appeared bef me, J. M. Martin, Magistrate in ( for the County afooesaid, Al Jones, who mnketh oath that foregoing certificates, affidavits r resolutions are truo copies of originals sent Major-General E. S. Cunby by the "Rock Hill C servative Club." ALLEN JONES, Secretary Sworn to and subscribed bef me, August 5, 1868. J. M. MARTIN, Magistrate Justifia Flat. MB. EDITOR: Allow me to correct a mistake in the last issue of the Gleaner. Alluding to s writer in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian, you Bay, "he takes the PAaviKc to task vitb refer? ence to a paragraph stating that the catalogue of Erskine College was printed in Philadelphia, when it could have been done in this Str.to." The catalogue alluded to is not one of Erskine College, but of the Due West Female College. Erskine College is an excellent in? stitution for the education of young men, and one whose custom it has never j'et been to patronize Yankee, in preference to Southern enterprise. "Immeritos non mis?e necentibus." ERSKINE. [A mistake of the types, which we hope will be excused by the Erskin ites.-ED. j Growls from the Beast. Beast Butler was in town, a day or two ago, on his way from Washing? ton to Lowell. A personal acquaintance accosting him on the stops of the Hoffman House, asked him what he thought of political prospects. Butlfct.-"Well, things are looking well enough, but they would look much better if we hadn't so many d-d lunatics conueoted with Re? publican newspapers in this city." Friend-"Who are the lunatics, General?" Butler-"Who? Why, there's old Greeley, who is eternally making an ass of himself, especially on the financial question. His Tribune is all wrong on the bond business. We shall lose Ohio, sure, aud I've great doubt whether we can make much of a fight even in Pennsylvania." Friend-"By tho way, General, I seo the Herald of this morning bas flopped over again to our side. Ben? nett is going in strong for Grant. Isn't that a good sign?" Butler-"No; it's a d-d bad sign. The copperheads, I have no doubt, have hired old Bennett to oppose Seymour and Blair, as ono of the most effective modes of electing them." . Friend-"I say, General, how about Now York? Do you think we can carry New York-tho State, I mean, not the city?" Butler-"No, I don't think we can carry New York; don't think wo can reverse the 45,000 copperhead ma? jority against us a year ago. But no matter. If we can only get Grant into the White House, by hook or by crook, we can easily put New York under martial law, so that Sey? mour aud his friends will not be able to do any serious mischief." Friend-"In that case. General, where will your place be?" Butler-"Here, sir; right here! The Hoffman House will bc my headquarters. I shall be Military Governor here. My opportunity will then have come for settling accounts with those supporters of Governor Seymour who pelted me with rotten eggs in front of the City Hall, two summers since." Just at this moment, the laundress of tho hotel was seen to be carefully packing up her table linen, at the samo time that the landlord was packing up his spoons and plate, as if some notorious thief was near, occasioning such a panic among the bystanders, (who were notified just then to "beware of pick-pockets,") that the rest of the conversation was lost.-JV. Y. Metropolitan Record. SCANDALOUS-A MARRIED WOMAN ENTICES A BOY OP SIXTEEN TO ELOPE WITH HEU.-A woman residing in Trapman street, the wife of a mem? ber of the city police force, and the mother of a family, who did not have the fear of God befcro her eyes, but who was cordially seduced and insti? gated by the devil, brought her wiley arts to bear upon the son of her landlady, a boy of sixteen summers, and enticed him to elope with her. Before taking her departure, how? ever, tho abandoned woman, having an eyo to the main chance, applied at the Guard House and drew forty dollars of her husband's pay. The guiltj' couple embarked yesterday morning on tho steamer for Balti? more, without saying a word as to their intentions or destination. The woman loft a child of about tbreo years old to the caro of its father. [Charleston Courier. MAD-STONE.-I went to the house of Mr. Evans, four miles from Mt. Pulaski, to see the mad-stone applied to a young mau who bad beon bitten bj' a mad dog. I always supposed this stono to be fabulous, but now I know better. A young mau, aged seventeen, was suffering from a lit of hydrophobia. He was strapped to a chair prepared expressly for tho pur? pose, aud tho stono applied to his thumb, where ho bad been bitten. It adhered eleven times boforo nil the poison was exhausted. Each time that it dropped off, it was bathed in I warm milk, and the poison settled on the surface in tho way of a green scum. The stono is a porous one, in shape resembling the half of an egg. The hydrophobic young man is now us well as anybody. Mr. Evans has made 8600 out of his mad-stono this summer.-Leiter in St. Louis Times. Congress Hall, Saratoga, has 100 miles of bell wire. How many belles hus it? Iiooal Xtems Another dull day yesterday in Jan ney's Hall. Nothing of consequence transacted. No DETENTION.-The officers of the Greenville and Charlotte Bail reads have sc arranged their ached* V's that there is no detention in Oolum- 4 bia-close connections being made. BARJIECCE.-We aro authorized to state that there will be a barbecue dinner, at Lightwood Knot Springs, on Saturday, the 15th instant. Col. Thomas and other prominent speak? ers are expected to deliver addresses on the occasion. A genoral invita? tion is extended, without respect to ol na?!, color or politico. Thc com? mittee consists of Messrs. W. H. Bligh, J. H. Kinsler and J. Dent. THE LITERARY PASTIME. ?-We are in receipt of the first number of this literary weekly. It is an eight-paged journal, well-printed and filled with original articles of merit. The en? graving of Governor Vance, of North Carolina, is an excellent likeness. It is published in Bichmond, and num? bers some of the best writers iu the South among its contributors. A. F. Crutch-field, formerly of the Pe? tersburg (Va.) Express, ia the propri? etor. BELIGIOUS SERVICES Tras DAY. Trinity Church-Bev. P. J. Shand, Bector, 10}X a. m. and 5}4 P? m-. Presbyterian Church-Bev. W. E. Boggs, lOy, a. m. and 8% p. m. St. Peter's Church-Bev. J. J. O'Connell, Pastor, 10 n. m. and 3 p. rn. Marion Street Church-Bev. N. Talley, ?O^.? a. m.; Bev. J. L. Dixon, 8.1., P. Ul. Washington Street Chapel-Bev. Wm. Martin, lO,1^ a. m. and 5 p. m. Lutheran Lecture Boom-Bev. A. B. Bude, 10}? a. m. Baptist Church-Bev. J. L. Bey uolds, lOi.i a. m. MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post office open during the week from' 8% a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from 4 to 5 p. m. The Charlestou aud Western mails are opeu for delivery at ?}..? p. m., and close at 8% p. m. Charleston night mail open 8% a. m., close ?% p. m. Northern-Open for delivery at 8% a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m. Greenville-Open for delivery 5% p. m., closes at 8V.< p. m. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special at teution is called to the following ad? vertisements, published for the first time this morning: Bichland Lodge-Funeral. W. H. Wigg-Ad m v's Notice. I. Griesshaber-Gorilla. Swygert & Senn-Groceriesr C. H. Baldwin-Bevenue. Henry Summer-Leave of Absence. Mrs. Zimmerman-School. C. & S. C. E. B.-New Schedule. While the unsuspecting King Dun? can was the recipent of Macbeth's hospitality-for so tho story runs the host conspired against the life of tho guest. With dagger, trembling in the hand, the bloody intentions were executed. From that hour Macbeth's courage failed. To his stolid wife he commits tho dripping knife; and she, determined that no trace of the foul deed shall remain, and no suspicion attach to h?r lord, flies to the chamber of the murdered King, and smears tho sleepy grooms with blood. 'Twas thus the virago would point suspioion to the innocent, and withdraw vengeance from her own head. A similar game is being attempted in the political manipulations of our day. Kadicalism, with ten thousand professions of friendship, and while rendering the air vocal with its pro? testations of its devotions, lay violent hands ripon tho Constitution, and foully murders it in the National Capitol. The murderers stand aghast as they contemplate the ruin their hands have wrought; upon the ins>? cent and oppressed people of the South they, in frautic terror, endea? vor to fix their crime. But the "damned spot will not out." The sentinels of Southern freedom do not sleep at their posts, but aro wide awake, and no emissary of radicalism can transfer to our garments the blood or suspicion of the criminal act. The bloody spots must and shall remain where, in truth, thex belong, upon the skirts of the tyran?m. who direct and control the radical hosts.-Petersburg Ecpress. A very singular accident occurred in a tenement house, in New York, on Wednosday night. It seems that a woman, nam?d Sarah Lindsey, while holding her infant child in her lap, fell asleep in the chair, and, the child rolling off, foll into a tub of water and was drowned, When the woman awoke, she was driven almost to distraction at the fatal result of her carelessness.