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THB DBAIOOKAT1C TICKET.
HORATIO SEYMOUR', OF N. Y."
GEN. E. P. BLAIR, or MISSOURI.
STATE ETJECTOKATJ TICKET.
For Stale ai Large-J. P. . Thomas,
of Richland; J. D. Kennedy, of Ker?
First Congressional District-R. F.
Graham, of Marion.
Second Congressional Distinct-B. H.
Rutledge, of Charleston.
Third Congressional District-A. C.
Haskell, of Abbeville.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C.
MoLure, of Chester,
Wednesday Morning, Aug. 26,1868.
Agreeably to ft resolution adopted
by the reeeht,'State Convention, the
following gentlemen are appointed
by tho State Central Executive Com?
mittee canvassers in the interest of
State at large-Gabriel Cannon
and A. P. Aldrich.
Second Congressional District-J.
Third Congressional District-D.
Fourth Congressional D(istriat-W.
Canvasser .for First Congressional
District to be hereafter appointed.
WADE HAMPTON; Chairman.
Th? Status of the Negro.
In asserting that "this is a white
man's government," the white people
of the country by no means fore?
shadow injustice to the negro. They
know and rejoice that the old institu?
tion of African slavery is at an end.
To revive it would be a eton whioh
none but the insane would dare to
toke. Being free, the negro is as
mnch entitled as his white neighbor
to the safe-guards of the law. He
must be protected in his person, his
property, and all his material rights;
and for his infract ions of law he must
be punished in the same manner as
the white man is. In all other mat
tors ho must recognize the prejudices
of immemorial custom and tradition,
and accept such a position as he can
work out for himself. He must re?
member, also, that though freedom
is a word of superlative significance,
yet those who call themselves free
are not always free. In this world of
error and corruption there are many
kinds and degrees of slavery, and
that of pnysical subjection to a mas?
ter, though humiliating, and unplea?
sant, is by no means the most galling
and degrading. England for a third
of a century has filled tho world with
tho delusivo boost, that whenever a
slave touched her soil, his shackles
fell off forthwith; and our Govern?
ment, since tho closo of the war, has
takon up tho cry and echoed it with
all the pharisaical vigor of fierce, un?
thinking fanaticism. Let. England
turu her eye to the slavery in her
factories aud mines, and the worse
than heathen ignorance with which
it is associated, and say, if sho dare,
that hor people aro all free ! Even
among thoso who are independent,
as far as the mero necessities of lifo
are concerned, there are thousands;
nay, millions, who are under the
grossest bondage to their vices-a
bondage infinitely moro corrupting
than one of mere servitude. And
what may bo said of England, in this
regard, is almost equally applicable
to America. The negro who has
been freed from tho bonrls af physi?
cal servitude is, in nine cases out of
ten, less freo than ho was before his
emancipation was declared. His
habits have become worso; his health
is not so good, his wants are not so
well provided for, and beyond all
else, he hos become the slave to selfish
and corrupt party demagogues, who
mako him the instrument of plunder,
and, as far as possible, tho shield of
their own corruption.
Now, in the present oanvass, the
whito conservatives of tho South,
who aro tho neighbors and must be
thoemployors of tho negroos when
tho rulo of tho carpet-baggers end
as cud it must within a very limited
period-havo endeavored to convince
tho negroes that to thom they must
look for their truo enfranchisement
for tho ratification of overy privilege
beyond equal protection to lifo and
property. In the North, where the
radicals haye ,boeu in powor, they
haye not extended to the few negroes
who reside ?mong them tho privilege
of impartial suffrage; if they havJe
given it in the South, it Yi'fif! an act
of frauds intended merely to* servo
their own base ends.
We will not pretend to say that the
white people of the South aro very
much better than the white people of
the North, but they certainly aro
more rcliablo 'than tfie carpet-bag?
gers, and tho immunities which they
grant the negroes will bo forever
granted. The course which the
Southern whites are to adopt toward
the blaokB must be an honest one.
No people or party can, with impu?
nity, sacrifice honesty for tho pur?
pose of securing a political victory.
Let the negroes understand that tho
whites are empowered, by tho lato
radical amendment to tho Constitu?
tion of the United States, to restriot
negro suffrage, and the extent to
which that provision will bo acted on
,will depend upon the behavior of the
colored people during tho existing
canvass, or up to the time when the
white people will again have control
of their own affairs, and enjoy to the
full ?ieir rights of self-government.
It ia probable that there will be re?
strictions on suffrage, but, if so, they
will be framed iu a spirit of sound
statesmanship, and will be enforced
without distinction of color. White
and black men who commit grave
offences, and are sent to tho peniten?
tiary, will not bo permitted to vote,
and possibly other equally wise re?
strictions will be framed on other
points affecting the publio weal.
The New Orleans Times calls atten?
tion to the important fact, that wher?
ever negro rule has been attempted,
it has proved a failure, and in a
country such as this, whore tho
blacks aro in so hopeless a minority,
negro rule is impossible. Lot tho
blacks, then, as well as the whites,
accept tho situation. It is useless to
cling to delusive hopes and contend
against the inevitable. The white
man will bo the ruler in thia land,
and tho negro will gain a hundred?
fold more by an honest, conciliatory
course, than ho can ever extort in any
The following is au extract of a
letter, from an intelligent colored
man, dated Sautuc, Union District,
"Wo are still using every endeavor
to persuade the darkies what is right
and what course their truo interest
requires them to pursue. This place
is thc hardest that I ever saw. Radi?
calism is rampant, and everything
indicates a fight between thc parties.
Tho negroes aro more violent than I
ever saw thom in my life. Tho white
people aro endeavoring to conciliate
them and aro making every offer that
justice requires. It all seems to do
no good, and it is to be feared that
there will bo blood spilt. I leave
this point for Strothcr's Turn Out,
this morning, to fill an appointment
"We had, at Poplar Springs, in
Spartanburg District, on Thursday
last, a mass meeting and barbecue.
Leo and myself made speeches, and,
judging from what followed, made
quite an impression. Twenty-five
darkies who, before this, were radi?
cals, enrolled themselves on tho De?
mocratic lists. Tho success of the
'Democratic war horse' has been
"A i?ig? Dumocru?u meeting was
held at Spartanburg Court House, on
Tuesday, the 18th, and resulted in
the organization of a Democratic
Clnb-thirty-four joining immedi?
ately. Among the number was the
President of tho Union League at
Spartanbnrg, who was elected Presi?
dent of the Club. Joseph Hardy is
Secretary. We have been working
hard at this matter, and really feel
flattered that, at such a placo and
among such a set, wo should havo
done so muoh. We have beon kind?
ly treated on all occasions."
A "Labor Parliament" is to bo
held in London, this month, for tho
purpose of carrying out a decision of
tho Workingmon's Association, to
return, if possible, at least a dozen
bona fide working mon to Parliament,
and for the purpose of fixing upon
twelve candidates and twelvo bo?
roughs. Tho Association hold it es?
sential to tho interests of tho indus?
trial classes that there should be a
direct representation of labor in the
new House. The London Press
(Tory) thinks nothing could bo more
desirablo than that their efforts
should moot with a certain amount
Lo Roy Faxon, of Greenwich, N.
Y., a young man of twenty-two years,
accompanied a pic-nic party a few
days since, and wan drowned in pro
sonco of his father, two sisters and his
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Tl?? Greenville "Delegation."
MB. EDITOR: I observe, in yonr
published list of the names of the
so-called Legislature, you Jiave ruado
ono piece of white humanity black.
I alinde to W. A. Bishop, of this
District, who passed a part of his
time, since the war, in the Greenville
jail, for stealing factory yarn from an
old negro woman, and other proper?
ty from one of his white neighbors.
Through the influence of the Sheriff
of the District, (tho Sheriff is not a
radical or scalawag,) he was admitted
to bail, and was tried at the next
term of tho court for larceny. He
was defended by Governor Perry,
who had him discharged on techni?
cal grounds-the indictment should
have been for robbery and not for
larceny. His home is in the moun?
tains, on tho dividing lino between
North and South Carolina. I was
informed, a few d ays since, by one
of his radical friends, that the farm?
ers on the North Carolina side in?
tended petitioning the ringed-streak
of this State to continue in session
until December next, so they can
save their cattle and hogs. It is no
insult to bim to have his name pub?
lished in the negro list, but it is cer?
tainly an insult to the negroes, and
they ought to request you to make
the necessary correction.
John B. Hyde, another member of
the so-called, is said, by those who
know him best, to be a muoh meaner
man than Bishop. He and his pro?
genitor once had a regular fist fight;
but the old man (who, by tho way,
says ho is a Democrat,) proving too
hard for Johnny, the young Hyde
has never since shown a belligerent
Samuel Kinsley is also a member
of the bogus Legislature. He is a
good, easy, inoffensive, industrious
farmer, entirely unfit for a legislator.
Unfortunately for him, ho is a bro
thor-in-law of Bishop. I know he
must detest his kinsman, and feel
ashamed of the relationship that ex?
ists between them.
Wilson Cook is a mulatto, and thc
only colored member from Green
ville. He formerly belonged to Mr
McBee, is a tanner by trade, a faith
ful, honest, Christian man. No biol
or stain upon his character, hestandi
a head and shoulders, in stature, in
telligenco and honesty, above hif
colleagues, and looks down witl
oontempt and disgust upon W. A
Bishop and John B. Hyde,
James M. Allen, tho so-called Sen
ator from this District, now occupy
ing a seat in the upper House on tin
lower floor of Janney's Hall, is i
Northern man by birth, but not i
carpet-bagger, ho having livol ii
this State several years previous ti
tho war. He is postmaster at Green
ville, and is notorious for organizinj
Loyal Leagues in tho up-country
and being the medium througl
which the radicals North transmi
their political documents to th
"trooly loil" of this District.
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Mn. EDITOR: In looking over th
school advertisements in your cc
lumns, we havo been surprised t
find "writing" numbered among th
EXTRAS to bo taught in ono of th
schools. Wo hope that writing wi
still bo considered, ns it ever hr
been by tho established schools i
this community, an ESSENTIAL branc
of education. A.
CURSES COMINO HOME TO ROOST.
New England is squirming nuder In
commercial prospects. Sho se<
trouble ahead. Commercial deco
threatens her. For thirty years si
has acted tho Thug towards the po<
South. Present appearances lead tl
New York Day Dook to predict tin
in ten years moro tho prosperity i
tho ono will be exchanged for the a<
versify of the other. Tho curses si
hurled upon the South bid fair
return homo with compound intere
added. When New England strm
at the South, sho stabbed her be
customer, and tho only ono she con
havo held through all time. Tl
West is rapidly severing her coi
meroial uouuuuiiuns with New En
land. The South of 1860 nev
could havo dono it; but tho South
to-day, Uko tho great West, wi
Tho income returns of four N?
England States for 1867 and 186
tolls the world that commercial dec
has commenced. We find N<
Hampshire, Massachusetts, Conn?
ticut and Rhode Island, to ha
shown an income tax in gross i
1867, of 85,808,776. In 1868 it w
reduced to $980,059, showing a lc
of near $1,000,000, or nearly 20 r.
cent., and tho ovidenco of a redi
tion of general business equal to t
sum of 810,000,000. As we are in
in tho fonrth year of peace, and
the radical papers all profess to f
posperity, not only to the immedif
future, but in the present, the T
bune having assorted in January la
that 180A would find tho conni
"once more on tho high road
thrift," tho reoorded evidonco of t
gradual commercial decay of t
richesf portion of New Eagland, is
proof that the curses she heap
upon the South aro coming home.
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VBOOKETONOS OP FOBTT THUU3 DAT.
HOtJSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
COLUMBIA, August 25.-Tho Com?
mittee.on vacant Offices made an un?
favorable report on the bill to pro?
vide for tho appointment of a health
officer, and the bill was postponed
until the regular session.
Dennis gave notice of a bill to re?
gulate tho time and manner of
insurance companies doing business
in this Stato by agents to make re?
Jackson gave notico of a bill to
allow minors and others to recover
real or personal property, bonds,
stocks, bank deposits, bank notes, or
monies that were converted into Con?
federate bonds, stocks or monies.
Tho Committee on Privileges and
Eleotions reported that they bad
examined the returns of tho election I
held in Kershaw County, for a mem?
ber of the House, to fill the vacancy
by tho death of S. G. W. Dill; and
that John H. Boswell was entitled to
the seat. Boswell, who is a radical,
then came forward and was sworn in.
Tho.bill to re-organize the State
Penitentiary, was passed.
The militia bill was taken up, and
several sections passed, when the
hour for the special order, which was
the bill to grant a charter to the
Chatham Railroad Company, arrived,
and the bill was taken up. Pend?
ing its consideration, the House ad?
Tho bill to authorize loans to pay
the interest on the State debt and to
redeem the bills receivable, were
The bill to amend the charter of
the city of Charleston, was reported,
enrolled, and will probably oe rati?
Tho rest of the session was devoted
to the consideration of the tax bill,
but, before it was half concluded,
the Sonato adjourned, no important
amendment having, in the mean?
while, been made.
Corrcaponctcnce of the Phoenix.
NEW YORK, August 22, 18G8.
The skies seem to be brightening
still. The Democrats are losing
nothing and gaining constantly. I
know a man of this city who has
hitherto been a consistent Republi?
can, and has always voted and felt
with tho party. He owns millions in
real estate in this city. Presto,
Tho political platforms of the two
parties now are seen principally in
their relations to finance. The radi?
cals will save the bond-holders at tho
sacrifico of the real estate holders.
The Democrats do the opposite.
The real estate owner, of whom I
spoke above, has visited Mr. Sey?
mour at his homo; they compare
notes; and the result is, my real
estate friend comes out with pon,
tongue and dollars for the election of
Seymour. So will do every largo
real estate owner in tho country.
The bond-holders aro all Republi?
cans already. Tho Democrats gain
tho whole element of land-nnd-hoilse
property and loso nothing in return.
The Democrats are doiug twice as
much work, apparently, as the Re?
Tho negroes of South Carolina are
losing ground by every demand for
new privileges and social equality.
Encourage them to go on. Lot them
not pause until the blindest and
guiltiest fool in the country (North)
shall see exactly what tho negro is.
Let c?fico show his hand. It is all
that tho Democracy needs.
I meet Carolinians every day in the
city. There are several sojourning
hero for tho summer; somo hero on
business; aud a few-I havo mot but
one-aro touring for pleasure,
fig Everybody is in earnest, and tho
futuro is to bo brighter for us than
the past has been-brighter, because
it wiii be lighted by individual and
personal onergy; by a self-reliance
begotten of trial, and well fitting the
manhood that has not been crushed
by the most infamous of government?
Thad. Stovens is not moro dead
to-day than is tho party power by
which ho did his best to ruin us.
A political weekly of this city,
that, upon tho notion of the Tamma?
ny Convention, assorted that the
nomination of Seymour was equal to
tho election of Grant, hos just re?
viewed tho situation, and frankly
states, that so great is the revolution
in public feeling since thou, thut the
chances now unmistakably inclino to
tho Democratic sido; and that, unless
something unforeseen prevents it,
the election of Seymour is well nigh
That comes from a pnper that is
pretty fully established on tho Re?
I should say to our Democrats
To thc negroes-Demand more. Bo
aggressive. Show your hands. Go
To carpet-baggers-Be yo also
To scaluwugs-To your kennels, or
To all good men-Hope. D.
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The Hartford Live-stock Insurance
Company has boen suspended, having
lost 8410,000 within the last twenty
A ClKOTJLAB TO TBE COLORED PEO?
PLE.-The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion
says: "Tho following circular has
been addressed by Charles W. Fifz
liogh to tho colored people He woe
one of .the most intelligent and pro?
bably tho best educated of the co?
lored members of the late so-called
Convention, and ono of the most
ardent supporters of the radical party
in the body. His influence over the
colored members was greater, proba?
bly, than that of any other member.
In words of fervid eloquenco, he
sends out this note of warning to his
brethren. May wo not ask the co?
lored people to give it their calm
WOODVILLE, Miss., July 31, 1868.
FELLOW COLORED CTTIZENB OF
WILKINSON : The time has come when
our race must be saved. An election
was held in this State to vote on a
Constitution that was framed by tho
Convention held in Jackson, com?
mencing January 7, 1868. That
Constitution was defeated by a large
majority. Why? Becauso it was
tyrannical, overbearing and ruinous
to tho State and citizens thereof.
The colored voters of this Stato acted
wisely and justly in voting against
Now, fellow-citizens, you are living
in tho South 1 Your interest is at
stake in the South 1 My motto, for
the people to prosper in a State, is
for all to live peaceably together.
You are living among tho Southern
people; you havo been raised np
among them. Although they held
you in slavery, forget everything of
that kind. Let the post be the past.
Come under the protecting wings of
your only and best friends. They
love you and study your interests.
You are a poor people; come; and
your starving children shall be fed.
The question presonts itself to us
who framed that Constitution? Was
it men who had the interest of the
citizens of this State at heart? No;
but men who carno from the North
as adventurers to monopolize the
offices, and distress the peaceable
citizens. God would not suffer such
to be done. He used His all mighty
power, and slew those who tried to
devour us, and to-day our State is
Tho radicals have made you great
promises-such as, "Come with us,
and we will do you good." What
good havo they done you? Have
they given you tho homes that they
promised? Have they fed your chil?
dren? Have they given you any?
thing? No; but they have caused
you to suffer hunger and want.
Now, save yourselves. Come with
us, and let us live peaceably together.
The time has como when you can
save yourselves. Moro anon.
CHARLES W. FITZ HUGH.
P. S.-The employ ors of colored
people will oblige me by reading to
them this circular. C. W. F.
A STBANOB STORY.-A Now York
correspondent of tho Chicago Jour?
nal, says: "What I am about to re?
late is strictly true, every word of it,
though it be an extraordinary cir?
cumstance. A week ago, last Thurs?
day night, Mr.-, employed as
a clerk at H. B. Clafliu & Co. 's, and
weighing 261 pounds, started from
tho city, about 9 o'clock, to cross
over to his homo in Hoboken. He
slipped on the ferry-boat, fell over?
board, and, the night being very
foggy, he was unperceived.
"After swimming a short distance,
ho turned over on his back and
floated along with tho tide, he know
not whither. It was so dark and
foggy, ho could not seo either shore,
nor determino their direction, and
ho accordingly continued to float
down tho bay, past Bedlow and Go
vornor's Islands, through tho "Nar?
rows," and ont to sea. Upon tho
following morning, at half-past 4
o'clock, a party of Now Yorkers, in a
yacht, who had been caught in the
fog, discovered him, off tho coast of
Staten Island, below the forts, being
rapidly borne out to mid-ocean.
"They let down a small boat, and
found him in au unconscious condi?
tion. Tho application of somo cor?
dials and stimulants, however, soon
brought him to his senses, and ho is
now back again in his establishment,
performing his accustomed duties.
This, it seems to me, must bo tho
most remarkable case of floating on
record. Tho gentlemnn wos in the
water from half-past 9, in tho even?
ing, to half-post 4, in tho morning
a period of seven hoi in;: was carried
by the tide a distance of nine miles,
and continued to float after ho be?
came unconscious. I refrain from
publishing tho gentleman's mime, for
the same reason that ho hns therefor
objected to any newspaper publicity
being given to the circumstances. If
tho story is, however, doubted, I can
produce tho necessary affidavits as to
A lending negro radical declared on
tho streets o? Raleigh, North Caro?
lina, a day or two since, that "if
Seymour and Blair were elected, tho
colored men of tho Sould would not
submit lo if."
This man, says tho Sentinel, was
but uttering incendiary language, put
into his mouth by whito ronegndes.
They thrcaton war and revolution, if
tho pcoplo of the North decido that
tho Constitution shall be restored.
Lot Northern journals mako anoto of
Two companies of the Eighth In?
fantry arrived yesterday afternoon,
and took up their quarters on the
At a caucus of the Republican
party, held in Jnnney's Hall, last
night, J. L. Moore, of Greenville,
was nominated for the position of
Circuit Judge of the Seventh Dis?
trict, and James L. Orr for the
LOST.-Yesterday afternoon, ' a
small gold bracelet, of a child, was
lost on Main street, between Shel?
ton's store and McKenzie's saloon.
A reward for it will be paid at this
It was currently reported, last
evening, that Gov. Scott has been
tendered a loan of 875,000 for the
uses of the State, by the Chatham
Railroad Company, of North Caroli?
na. This is the corporation that is
now applying for a ohorter to run
their road from Cheraw to Columbia,
and whose application met with
strong resistance, yesterday, in the
THE TROTTING MATCH.-An inter?
esting match came off yesterday
afternoon, on the Congaree Course,
and notwithstanding the stringency
of the times, a considerable amount
of mon?y obanged hands. "Billy
Grimes" won the raoe in two straight
heats, bnt the pony pushed the grey
pretty closely. Time, 3.01 each heat.
ANOTHER DRAWER CARRIED OFF.
About half-past 7 o'clock, yesterday
evening, a colored man, who was ap?
parently on tho watch, while the
clerk was near the front door, enter?
ed the back door of Dr. Miot's drug
store, and carried off the money
drawer. He was discovered, and pur?
suit immediately given, but the thief
succeeded in escaping with his plun?
der. He dropped his hat in his
flight-which may be tlie means of
his identification. This drawer rob?
bery is getting to be of almost week?
ACCEPTABLE PRESENTS.-"We had
the pleasure, yesterday, of inspect?
ing the contents of a box, presented
by a number of Democratio mer?
chants of New York, through Messrs.
T. J. Moise & Co., to the Democratic
Club of Columbia. They consisted
of a monster banner, 20x15 feet, con?
taining excellent portraits of Sey?
mour and Blair, with the inscrip?
tion: "Por President, Horatio Sey?
mour; For vice-President, P. P.
Blair. " Besides a United States flag,
12x18 feet. This testimonial will be
fully appreciated, and tho generous
donors will receive tho thanks of our
citizens generally. Messrs. Hope
have also received a lot of campaign
badges, which they are distributing.
MALL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open duriug the week from 8%
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
aro open for delivery at4'.? p. m., and
close at 8}.< p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8|? n. m., close 4V?? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8}? a. m., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery
p. m., closes at 8}.< p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tsntion is called to tho following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
W. J. Laval-Malo School.
E. Pollard-Lemon Syrup.
Mrs. Good wy n's School.
Fall and Winter Importations.
SUPPOSED Loss OF EIGHTY-SEVEN
AMERICAN SEAMEN.-About the 1st of
November, Mr. Dabney, the United
States Consul at Fayal, Azores
Island, wrote to the Department of
Stato, at Washington, that there was
a largo number of American seamen
on these islands, principally deser?
ters from whaling vessels, and that
in order to get them home he had
chartered tho Portuguese brig Evar
ista, to bring thom to this country.
Ho shipped on board of that brig
eighty-seven'seamen for tho port of
Boston. The brig lins not since been
heard from, aud it is supposed that
she, with all on board, has been
West Point, since its first estab?
lishment, on March 16, 1802, had
admitted 4,899 cadets, of which 2,218
wore graduated. Tho total appro?
priations for tho academy, for the
period of sixty-six years, have
amounted to $8,552,339. This in?
cludes tho cost of the grounds, im?
provements and educational appara?
tus, nd well as tho pay of the profes?
sors and tho subsistence of theendets.