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Aiken Friday, -lly a, 1mk.
The Fourth of Jul-.
Our exchanges from all points of the
compass continue to bo flllod with spec
ulations Id regard to the contest for the
Democratic nomination for President.
At the Convention is to meet to-moiv
row Independence Day it would bo
hardly worth whilo to ro-produce these
iu our columns now. It is not likelya
nomination will be mado beforoMon
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UJ, pUlUI IlUb nil AUUOUit lllllll
which time we shall rest content in
tho belief that a true and proper man
will bo selected ono who Is entitled to
and can command tho confidence of tho
country, and around whom tho real peo
ple will rally in their strength and ma
jesty and bear him in their strong arms
triumphantly through tho struggle.
The County Claim Commissions.
The State of Tennessee under the
present dynasty has been, for the want
of & little financial ability, a fruitful
source of peculation, and has sustained
many heavy losses; but the coolist
thing of tho kind yet is this loyajrloim
that their time expired on tho 1st of
July, and their per diem has stopped.
When the Legislature adjourned last
Spring, after remaining in session inoro
than six months, tho people congratu
lated themselves that they were rid of
an almost useless expense ; but ou the
first day of May two hundred and fifty
two fresh, hungry favorites leap into
life under the name of County Claim
Commissioners, and devour tho sub
stance of the working people each
drawing three dollars per day from the
State Treasury. Let us see what wo
have been paying these men for the last
ninety days. There are eighty-four coun
ties in tho State, and threo Commission
era to each county would make two
hundred aud fifty-two, with one Gen
eral Commissioner viz:
V2 County CoramiHsioners for BO days,
at $ t.00 per day is iG8,040
One General Commissioner for two
years, at a salary of $2,000 per year. . 4,000
Exptnioi for offices, blanks, etc., etc.. . 12,000
Thoro you have an expenditure of
$&1,G10 for what? For nothing. AVe
will venture the Commissioners today
would not pay five cents in the dollar
for any singlo claim they have audited.
Congress has never yet indicated any
disposition to pay any of these claims;
and until the money is appropriated to
do so, it is worse than folly to be mak
ing them out And if they are ever
pajd, Congress will have something to
ay about the Commissioners and the
froof neuessary to establish the 'claims.
When our State is just on the eve of
bankruptcy and financial rnin, it is a
terrible outrage to take eighty thousand
dollars of the hard-earnings of the in
dustrial classes the honest working
people and thus uselessly to squander
it upon political parasites aud cross
By the revenue law passed at the last
ession of the Legislature, the taxes for
the current year were made payable on
the 1st day of July, and if not paid by
the 1st of November an additional two
per cent on tho already high rate is to
bo collected from the man of 6weat and
toil, who can see by the abovo state
ment to what uses tho money so raised
is to be appropriated.
A Word to tho WIso.
Some of the Radical journals appear
to bo fearful that when tho Democratic
party succeed to power in Tennessee,
they will disfranchise their colored al
lies. Popular disfranchisement is not
one of tho tenets of tho Democratic
party. A minority of tho white men
of Tennessee have disfranchised the
majority, and tho negroes have hereto
fore voted almost as a unit to keep
them, in this condition. If when the
Democrats succeed to power they
hould follow the example set them,
and carry out the Radical doctrine of
popular disfranchisement, what assur
ance havo they the Radicals that it
would stop with their colored allies?
Tho doctrino is not Democratic it is iu
tho highest degree heretical and the
ooncr it is repealed tho bettor it will bo
for all parties aud colors: for the mea
sure you mete to others may be measur
ed to you again.
Gen. Shcphard, who holds some sort
f military command in Alabama, is
doing every thing possible to oppress
and render himself odious to the peo
ple of that tinfortunato State. : Among
his recent acts of petty tyranny is the
suppression of a newspaper at Tusca
loosa, which, had presumed to criticise
ome of his unjustifiable acts. Does it
sever occur to these men whom circum
stances have placed over the people
they oppress, that their time is short,
and that tho memory of their unholy
doodi is likely to eudure much longer
than their rulo? This is a reflection
which they might perhaps study with
The nomination of Mr. Evari for
.Attorney General of the United States
la been-rejected by the Senate There
4s a rumor that tho President will ap
eoiut Mf.Nilsow of this State.
The People Terribly In Earnest.
The National Intelligencer has an ar
ticlo in refcrenco to tho Nominating
Convention and tho interest manifested
in its action, from which we tako tho
AVo are says that naner destined to
witness such an uprising, such an en-
nrisiiiir. such an en-
thusiasm, such a determination of the
eoplo to restore tho Constitution, as"
ias never been witnossod iu this coun
try. Let us prove ourselves worthy of
anu responsive to mese great and genor-
ous emotions ot tho people. We riaro
not look them in the face 'h a lie, a
sham, a platform which of aiot go at
once to their hearts. AVe jnnot de
ceive them if wo would. 1' this strug
gle is merely lor spoils, wo will nave
none of it. If tho crime by-which the
whito raco of the South havo been nut
by bayonets under the yoko of the ne
gro Do not in Issue, then nothing is in
isuo. If we see that our brother have
need and do not help him in tho extrem
ity, how can we meet him, or faco our
our own hearts nud consciences? If
we do not protest against these foul
crimes ; if wc do not, in the most plain
and direct language that we can use, dc
claro that theso statutes and acts of ty
ranny aro unconstitutional, void, and to
bo extirpated, then wo fail in our duty;
wo have nothing in common with the
great yearnings of tho popular heart :
wo will not rlnanrvn vlclnrv. niul tlmvn.
fitvA we will Jtpt ncbicvovil. But .w
I have full faith and trust in tho delegates
who nro to meet at New York. AVe
shall look to them with great confidence
for action that shall mean something
more man snams nna generalities.
Coining fresh from the people, animat
ed by the generous and burning indig
nation of thoso who sent them, wo do
know that they will give forth no un
certain voice. AVe believe that what
they will do and say will bo as tho peal
of a trumpet. Tho air is full of popu
lar electricity. Everywhere men arc
burning to wipe out and utterly crush
this dastardly, this inexpressibly base.
cruel, corrupt, dominion of radicalism.
Let our delegates strike, with a will, a
pood, honest, manly blow for freedom.
A ever tear tlio people, They aro all
right right in tho East, right in the
great Central States, right in tho giant
west, right in tno oppressed and sinter
ing South nowhere moro right than
among the sons of toil in the great city
ot Aew lorK. L.CI tne word bo spo
ken trulj'j bravely, and tho very first re
sponse will mako quake with fear the
heart of every radical tyrant in the
laud. AVhelher it bring shame to the
check, or a sickening, deceitful smile
to tho hps of those who would tamper
with the convictions of a great nation.
is a small matter. Let it pass."
A Strange Story.
Tho Chattanooga correspondent of
theCnoxville Tress and Herald relates
a singular and mysterious occurrence iu
that city. AVe condense for want of
At Chattanooga, some two years ago,
it seems that a burglar entered the
sleeping apartment occupied by Mr.
Kuehs and his wile, in which was his
safe containing $35,000. Tho burglar,
it is stated, boro a lighted candle
in hi hand, and in his movements
aroused Mr. Ruohs, who immediately
recognized in his person a citizen of
Chattanooga who had spent the early
part of tho night at his (Knolls') house
in the capacity of friend and visitor.
Mr. Ruohs, fearing personal violence,
feigned sleep. Tho burglar, failing af
ter repeated efforts to open tho safe, de
parted, first robbing tho pocket of the
supposed sleeping man of S180. That
gentleman, it appears, was still too ti
mid to nave tho robber arrested, but
has mentioned tho circumstance- occa
sionally among his friends, until it got
in possession of a grand jurymen, who
became tho prosecutor of tho accused
party, who was still living at Chatta
nooga and doing business as a banker.
A true bill was found at the term of the
Court last week, and the accused man
arrested. Bail has been fixed at $9,000.
Tho name of tho supposed burglar is
not given. It is a most singular story
as related by tho Chattanooga corres
pondent, and has several weak places in
it. If it should turn out to bo a case of
mistaken identity, which is not at all
improbable, it is a most unfortunate af
fair moro so perhaps for Mr. Ruohs
than for the other party.
Butler Investigating Committee.
Tho Butler Smelling Committee still
continues iu the dlschargo of its conge
nial duties. At last advices they had
not succeeded in uosing anything mor
tally ofl'ensivo outsido their own im
mediate atmosphere. " Thad," said the
heroic Benjamin the other day, cross
ing over to Stevens' scat and assuming
a postureof easy familiarity; "Thad,
havo you heard anything drnp to-day?"
" No," responded tho Commoner with
emplnuls and eyeing Ben's close prox
imity with evident disgust; "but I
smell a great stink i" Old Thad is said
to indulgo an inexpressible contempt
for Butler, and nothing but the coho
hesive power of party induces him to
tolerate any intimacy with tho Beast
The following resolution has passed
the House of Representatives by a vote
of 92 to 51:
Jlesolved, That tho committco of
AVays and Mcaus be instructed to re
port, without unnecessary delay, a bill
levying a tax of at least ten per cent
on tho interest of bonds of the United
States, to bo assessed aud collected an
nually by the Secretary of the Treasu
ry, aud such subordinate officers as are
charged with tho duty of paying inter
est ou tho bonded debt of the United
The River and Harbor appropriations
were resumed. The amendment giv
ing $113,000 for the Tennessee River,
was adopted, $18,000 are appropriated
for experiments in shifting sluices ; also
an appropriation for surveying 1 the
Onachcta and AVhito Rivers of Arkan
sas. The bill was concluded, but with
out definite action the House adjourn
" Tho Lost Fund."
Tho article following occur? fn the
Memphis corrcspondeucp of the New
York Timet, the writer of which is a
member of tho party in poAor. He
HO haVO lust hurl a. iloWnllnn horn
r.t r...i.ri i . ;
hw" T.Vn " TK"
uon, composed or Stato Senator lien
derson and State Prison AVardcn Me
Mwec, were authorized by the State
treasurer, Mr. Henry, to look after
some three hundred and eighty thou
sand dollars of school fund mater that
was carried ofT by somebody wncn the
Tennessee National collapsed. Jt was
said that our former State Treasurer
was bribed by twenty-five thousand
dollars to put the school fund money in
that institution, which was a pet of
Governor Brownlow, and, wlun the
school money was lost, ho, in remorse,
All that I know of tho matter Is. flint
there was a strong pressure of leading
riiuMHis urougnt to oear to nave Mr.
Stanford put the money in thai bank,
and subsequent Investigations brought
to light the fact that thirteen members
of tho Legislature obtained, about, the
timo tho money was put in the bank,
largo loans from it. It is now current
ly reported that ono of the delegates
from tho Treasurer would receive a lib
eral present if he, on hefii U'C
Blata, foulri, -with his TaCvXfrciS
somewncrc between $75,O0- "Tr $100,-
um irom mo oaiiK, and, giving a re
ceipt in full, allow the managers to
enjoy whatever balance might be
left of the original $380,000 that the
Stato could not recover. Agents of the
bank went before the Legislature at tho
last session and offered to givo up a cer
tain share of tho money if tho State
would be satisfied therewith, but a ma
jority of the members would not bar
gain or consent to give certificates of
good character to the managers of the
Tennessee National Bank.
It remains to be seen whether Mr.
Henry will make or sanction a comnro-
mise that was repudiated by the Legis
lature. If ho does, cvervbo'dy hero will
be reminded of a big defalcation here
under Collector Cnrlton a few years
ago. J ho government of the United
States was done ont of over a half mil
lion dollars. It sent an agent here to
investigate, and it is cuiTeutlv reported
that alter that agent had jrot"$2.").(X)0 he
couldn't find any thing out, and actual
ly gave certilicates of the highest char
acter to the parties implicated, some of
wnom went immediately into business.
Mr. Henry. Senator Henderson and
Mr. McElwco nro men of high repute
for integrity, and it is to be hoped that
they will do nothinar to induce susni-
cion in reference to this matter. Tho
fact is the interests of this State in the
school fund stolen havo not been well
cared for by Gov. Brownlow, or any bo
dy else. It they were, instead of tend
ering part of their plunder, tho rogues
would bo quaking in anticipation of
being sent to tho State Prison.
Tho Charleston 2Tcws of tho 25th pub
lishes a full abstract of tho message of
Gcu. Scott, tho Governor elects to be
presiuitod at tho meeting oY, iffi new
Legislature on Monday next. General
Scott urges, among other things, the
Legislature to remove tho political dis
abilities of every citizen : hones the
Frecdmcn's Bureau will be terminated
by October; expresses a belief that no
organization exists In South Carolina to
resist the laws of tho State, and says
that every man shall be fully protected
in person and property, and in tho free
exorcise of all his rights as a citizen, so
far ns they depend upon the Executive
of the State. In conclusion, ho express
es the hopo that an era of good feeling
has been inaugurated, and that the mar
tial valor of South Carolina, so justly
renowned, will hereafter bo displayed
in supporting the flag of our common
Wall Street Gossip.
The Now York Tribune's money ar
ticlo takes a rosy view of things, pres
ent and prospective. It says : ,
"Thus far the condition of tho crops
is all the mo6t sanguine could ask.
Should no disaster occur there will be
received by the agricultural portion of
tho community a return for their labor
greater in quantity than was ever bo
fore realized. A full crop assures the
transportation companies all tho busi
ness they can do with all tho means at
their command and at paying rates.
At present railway property is held
witli moro confidence than at any time
since it came into use. Roads of doubt
ful valuo in 1857, owins to tho natural
growth of tho country become as sure
of income as tho main lines of that day
were felt to be. and like bank shares
are considered as among the safest of
investments. Tho country has grown
not only up to roads, but has outgrown
them, aud under reasonable good man
agement railway property as a whole
can bo depended upon for large inaomcs
with certainty. AY hat changes in thoir
market value may bo mado by stock
gamblers is anothor affair, and of small
consequence to bona Jtde investors.
Tho Louisiana Legislature will con
vene on next Mouday, The Lioutenaut
Governor elect is a perfectly black ne
gro. .Micro aro a number of negroes in
both the Seuato aud tho House. The
news from that direction will be inter
esting in a short time.
The Columbus Prisoners.
Tho trial of the Columbus prisoners,
by a Military Commission, charged
with the murder of Ashburne, com
menced at Atlanta on Monday, ' Jo. E.
Brown is assisting counsel for the pro
secution. Tho following named gen
tlemen appear for the defense : '
Alexander II. Stephens, Martin J.
Crawford, James M. Smith, James M.
Ramsey, L. J. Gartrell, Henry L. Ban
ning, Robert J. Moses.
Three thousand five hundred per
sons are disfranchised in Gibson coun
ty, Tennessee. -...
A Military Candidate.
L.Tha New Yerk Jftrahl, which is
sometimes purposely erratic',' closes a
long article on tho Domocratlo nomina
tion as follows: ' ...
But if tho Democratic Convention
must nominate a soldier if, it must
have a name identified with tho glories
ot mo war we win recommend a can
dldato for Its favors." Let it nominate
Gen, Robert E. Lee. Let it boldly take
at once tno best or an us soldiers, mak
ing i.o palaver or apology. Ho is a bet
ter soldier than anv of thoso thev havo
thought upon aud a (Treat cr man.- He
is one in whom tho military genius of
mis nation niuis its luliest develop
ment. Hero tho inequality will bo in
favor of the democrats ; for this soldier,
with a handful of men. whom ho hod
moulded into an army, baffled our great
er Northern armies for four years ; and
When opposed by urant was only worn
ciown by tnrt stolid strntejfv or stunidi
ty that accomplishes its objects by mere
weight. AVith ono nnarter tho men
Grant had this soldiers fonght him mag
nificently across tho territory of his na
tive titate, and tought his army down
to a slump, 'lhere never was snch an
army or suen a campaign, or such a
General for Illustrating tho military gc
mils and possibilities of our nconlo:
and this General is tho best of all for a
democratic candidate. It is certain that
with ns mniiv men na (.rant t,n
Vonld havo benton him from the field
in Virginia, and ho affords tho best
promise of any soldier for beating him
Startling1 Dlspntches from Now
AVe duly credit tho following to the
Nashville Banner of Tuesday, and shall
await confirmation of tho report with
no little interest :
A number of private telegrams were
received in tills city Yesterday from
parties in New York, announcing that
holders of tho bonds of tho Stato, dnc
in May last, havo attached all the funds
sent to New York bv tho Board of Fi
nance, tho Bank of Tenncssco and the
various railroads to pav the July inter
est. This locking up of tho finances of
the Stato in tho Courts of the Stato of
New York must havo a serious effect
upon tho market valuo of Tennessee
bonds, and speaks well for the wisdom
of our recent legislation and manage
ment of our State Board of Finance.
The parties who attach this money
aro speculators who hold tho bonds of
the State which are over due, and
which tho Hoard of i manco have been
funding. There wore a million dollars
of over due bonds, of which $200,000
has thus far been funded. Tho interest
money attached amounts to $t)00,000.
It is tho opinion among financial men
here that the attachment can not be sus
tained, and the probable result of the
seizure is a subject of considerable com
Beast Butler Tomahawked.
There is a sharp set journal in Lon
don with tho savage title of tho Toma
hawk. It is after our Bejamin he of
tho spoons. AAre subjoin its pnragraph :
Tliero Is a report that Butler, tho ho
vo oC'New Orlmnli), is to come over to
this country as United States Minister.
AA'o suppose that it is impossible to re
fuse official recognition to this polish
ed gentleman, and that it will be con
venient for our Foreign Minister to ig
nore the antecedents of this "Bayard"
of tho great American Civil AVar.
However, even in this ago of apathv
and sycophancy, we do trust nothing
but the barest official courtesy will bo
extended to a creature whoso name is
so notorious that wo would bo glad if
our memory could escape tho pollution
of recording it. This is no case of a
man holding opinions repulsive to the
majority of tho English nation : it is a
question of deeds; .and to' accord , to
General Butler the same reception as to
Sir. Adams: let us say, would bo to lose
sight of all the respect duo to manli
ness, truth and honor. :,
Sumner and the Negro. ''
" Senator Sumner,' says tho Now York
2Vwie.,,"has written a letter to say that
ho 'should welcome tho election of a
competent representative of tho colored
race to cither Houso of Congress as a
final triumph of the cause of equal
rights. , Until this step is taken our suc
cess is incomplete.' He does not, how
ever, toko tho troublo to say from what
Stato ho would like to see a colored
member elected. . Nor does he indicate
his purposo to secure tho 'triumph of
equal rights' by advocating tho election
of a colored Senator from Massachu
setts in place of tho 'distinguished Sen
ator' whoso term of sorvice expires
This is a good hit, coming as it docs
from tho Times. A negro to supplant
Sumner, would be just retribution.
A special dispatch Saturday night
from New York to tho Louisville Cou
rier, from an "entirely reliablo source,"
informed that paper that Chief Justice
Chaso had writton a letter to John Cis
co, Esq., the celebrated Wall Street
banker pledging himself universally to
support tho nomlnco of the Democratic
National Convention ! for President.
"This," adds the Courier, "may be ro
lled upon as correct, and fully commits
that eminent statesman to opposition to
the radical Jacobins." If this be true
and tho "eminent statesmen" is so com
mitted, it will materially strengthen the
Democratic causo. .
' Aid for a Good Cause. "
The Nashville Banner says : -One
hundred and fifty dollars was
raised at ton minutes notice in the Cum
berland Presbyterian Church on Sun
day morning, for the benefit of students
for the ministry in Cumberland Uni
versity, Lebanon. . .; , ,
Kff-The Knoxville WMa stated last
week that it had placed the Post on its
exchange list' AVe have'nt soen it yet
Bxcept a copy loaned us bv a friend.
How about U, Johnny ?
That Attachment Case.
AVe find tho following additional par
ticulars in regard to tho attachment of
the funds belonging to the Btate of
Tennessee, deposited in New York to
meet tho July interest, iu one of our
Nashville exchanges of AVcdnesday :
' The effect of tho attachment in New
York of tho money forwarded to pay
tho July interest on the Stato debt has
been fearful, throwing our bonds down
to 68 cents a decline of eight cents
in a day and a half. The parties who
have attached the funds of the Stato
know well what they are nbout, and
there is no hope for Tennessee finances
now. So bitter are tho managers here,
that even repudiation has been threat
ened, and it is difficult to say what tho
piesent embarrassment may lead to.
1'liey accuse the agent of the Stato, who
is one of the Financial Board, as well
as a large bondholder, of bringing about
the attachment to subserve his own pri
vate iutorcsts. The " ring" in New
York will take care to mauage the ju
diciary should the State attempt to test
the mutter in the Courts. Tho July in
terest falls duo today, and, of course,
cannot bo paid, and our State bonds are
irretrievably sinking. ,
Gross mi'smauagumcnt).of tho funds
of the Stale must be charged upon the
present administration. Sinco the dis
appearance of tho school fund, there
nun existed a fceliiigof distrust through
out llio community, and tfiis last Disas
trous stroke, it is believed, has sunk
tho credit of tho State beyond redemp
tion. An Aspirant President.
AVhcn Gen. Grant was instructed by
the President to accompany Minister
Campbell to Mexico, if ho thought fit,
or to proceed to some point on the
frontier most suitablo and convenient
for communication with that Minister,
"to give him the aid of his advice in
carrying out tho instructions of the
Secretary of State," Gen. Grant asked
to bo excused, and suggested Sherman,
Hancock or Sheridan, for tho duty.
To tho Secretary of AVar, he said :
"I would not dare to counsel tho Min
ister in any matter beyond stationing
troops on United States soil. I
sincerely hopo I may bo excused from
undertaking a duty so lorcign to mv
office aud tastes as that contemplated.''
To the President, asking to be excus
ed, he wrote :
"It is a diplomat ic service for which
I am not fitted either by education or
taste. It has necessarily to bo conduct
ed with tho Stato Department, with
which my antics do not connect me.
Again, thou, I most respectfully but ur
gently repeat my request to bo excused
from the perlorinnnco ot a duty entire
ly out ot my sphere, and oue, too,
which can be so much better performed
A Raleigh dispatch of the 30th says :
Tho Legislature meets to-morrow.
A quorum will bo present.
Gen. Canby suspends the test-oath.
It is understood that ho issued an order
to'Chief Justice Pearson yesterday to
be qualified before tho United States
Commissioner by taking tho oath re
quired by tho now Constitution, and
administer tho same oaths to the other
Judges and officers. To day ho ap
pointed AV. AV. Holden Governor, vice
Worth, and ordered the Stato officers to
be sworn in to-morrow.
Governor Holden will deliver his in
augural address ou the 4th.
The city is full of office-hunters and
many candidates for the United States
Senate and other offices.
General Abbott, of New Hampshire,
is a prominent candidate for the United
States Senate. Also Colonel Hcaton, of
A New York dispatch of tho 30th
Delegates to tho Democratic National
Convention are continually arriving.
ino no to i passages are lined during the
day and evening with earnest discus
scrs of tho probablo action of the Con
vention. The most prominent names
for tho Presidency secin to be Hancock
aud Chase, though the bulk of Pendle
ton supporters aro not yet here. Prepa
rations for the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Convention are about complete They
will undoubtedly favor tho nomination
ot JtiancocK, but will accept tho noml
nee of tho Deinocratio Convention.
Tammany Hall is about ready for occu
patiou, and is to bo thrown open to in
vited guests on Thursday afternoon.
The Mississippi Election.
Jackson, Miss., Juno 30. The second
day ot election closed here with a radi
cal majority of 610 iu this county, where
is registered a colored majority of 1,700.
The election will not close throughout
tho State for several days. Full re
turns nave been received but irom a
few counties. : Soino of the radical
strongholds have been heard from.
The majority for tho Democrats to this
time is 12,1SJ.
Tho Nashville Banner of AVednesday
learned from a passenger who arrived
in the city from Pulaski on the previous
morning, that a negro man, charged
with attempting to rape a whito woman
near that place, a short timo sinco, was
taken out of jail by a large crowd of
unknown, undisguised men, between
12 and 1 o'clock Monday niirht. and car.
ried up on one of the main streets of
tho town, whore he was literally rid
dled with bullets.- The crowd were all
armed, and forced the key of the jail
from tho iailer. As soon as the negro
was killed the crowd is said to have
dispersed. .. ':... i.t.-' 1
' The Wheat Crop. 1 1 1 ' '
The Cartersville (Ga.j Expreti of the
26th ult. says: "Disguise, the fact as
we may, there is not more than one
third of a crop of wheat made , in this
section of the State. ' 'Five bushels per
acre is set down as the average crop,
when it should have been fifteen, AVe
know one of our citizens, near this
place, who cultivated Etowah river
land, and who expected to make fifteen
hundred bushels, who will not make
over five hundred bushols of wheat."
A Young Lady's Throat Cut by
The Jlerald, published at Dubuque,
Iowa, contains the particulars of a tcr
riblo tragedy, which happenod on the
On Monday last, Win. Kldd, a young
man of 22, living threo miles from Glen
haven, AVisconsin, visited Coalsvlllo and
obtained a pair of horses and buggy
at tho livery stablo of Mr. Ishmael, and
at onco returned to the house of Mr.
Mclvers. in the ncisrhborhood of his fa
ther's, where a young lady, Catharine
Jordan, resided, to whona ho was warm
ly attached and had been paying his ad
dresses for some time, but who, it
would seem, did not reciprocate his af
fection. He invited her to take a ride
with him, but owing to disinclination
and to previous indications of a re-
ventreful spirit, she declined his Invita
tion, and at last accepted, it is said,
only upon the request of othors, who
thought it would no tor tno best, imii
it was a most fatal mistake, as the se
It was well on toward evening when'
they set out for the rido, and Kidd mads
his way for a kind of by road, littlo
frequented somo firo miles north-east
of Glonhaven. Here, retired from view
and far beyond all help aud call for
help, it is presumed he pressed his suit
with all tho energy of a man with deep,
passions who loved deeply and could.
She calmly but firmly refused to bc
como his wile, as she had done before.
At once his spirit chnnged. Tho very
devil himself seems to have taken pos
session of him His love was turned to
hate. Fiendish passions seized upon
him,' and 'stopping in a deiiso timber
far beyond the sight or aid of man, ho
drew forth his knife or razor for ha
was evidently prepared for tho emer
gency, aud proceeded to murder tho
girl he had just vowed to love. lie did
liot even get out of Iris bnggy for the
purpose. AVhen found she had her
throat cut from car to car, though somo
slashes ou tho left wrist showed that the
heroic girl had struggled bitterly
against her hard fate. But ho succeed
ed. Her blood stained mid clotted tho
cntiro vehicle, and after life was ex
tinct he throw tho body out, aud it fell
beside the road where it was found on
.Tuesday morning by a passer by.
After commit tine' this shoekin'' mur
der, it would seem ' that Kidd drove
back to near his father's house, though
lie did not go in. lie hitched the hor
ses near tho stablo and took a small
mare belonging to himself, saddled hut,
and made for parts unknown.
The Kadicul Plot.
Our ever nttcutivo and indefatigable
Washington gossip sends this in Ma-
last : .
Tho bints I cave von several days
ago in advance of all correspondents,
I believe in regard to the radical con
spiracy to depose the President and
throw the election into the House, are
receiving daily confirmation. Old Thud;
Stevens' new articles will be postpoued
with tliis purpose until after the Presi
dential election. They will then be .
brought forward and pressed to a vig
orous conclusion. 'With Johnson out,
the sword in Grant's ,hauds, nnd the ,
power of the government completely '
radicalized, the leaders of the dominant
party expect to win in spite of the ballot-box.
It is not doubted that Grant
is fully advised of theso plans and con
curs in them. One of the objects of
elopement was to avoid entangling it
sues with the President, who is dispos
ed to press him on all theso delicate
Price of "Wheat.
Tho Cleveland Banner of vestcrday
says : Tho Board of Trade at this place
has fixed tho price of wheat at $l.Ci
for red, and $1.75 for white. Somo
small lots have been bought at these
figures. ' '. . i
The same paper says they havo been
without a good rain at Cleveland for
In the Atlanta market wheat is worth
from $2 to $2.20 per bushel. At Nash
ville tho price ranges from $1.65 to
$1.75 per bushel.
The Conspirators. .
Tho revolutionary conspirators have
a plan which will be divulged in good
time, looking to tho seizure of the Pres
idential office for Grant if ho should be
defeated at tho polls. It is to bo done
by tho House of Representatives throw
ing ont votes sufficient to accomplish it,
and, if this cannot be done, they will
seize on the Government by force.1
Tho celebrated Chippewa chief Hele-in-the-Day
was assassinated by being
shot near his residenco at Crow AViug,
on Saturday afternoon, by three Indians
of the pillager band. The cause is at
tributed to pent-up jealousy and eld
The New Orleans Tragedy,
Quintcro, tho supposed murderer of
Major Frank Manev, has mado his es
cape. Tho murderer s friend, Col. Luck
ett, has had iiis examination, and boeo
discharged on bail. . . .
A dispatch from St. Paul says : Four
womon were poisoned near C'lmska,
Minnesota, yesterday, and died in con
vulsions, caused by the poison of pota
to bugs getting into sores in their hands.
Hon. James Guthrie has resigned
tho Presidency of tho Loniavillo and
Nashville Railroad Company, and Rus
sell Houston, Esq., formerly, of Nash
ville, Vice President, succeeds him.
The Journal says the resignation of Mr.
Guthrie was rendered inevitable by hit
,The Convention at Atlanta, Georgia,
to be held on tho 22d July, for tho pur
pose of organizing for the Presidential
campaign, will no doubt be the largest
political gathering ever assembled at
that city. " 1 " '
. Tv WnnitfnvI iahhIu IT. XrtJ
way, hail fell last Tuesday to tho depth
of three inches.
county, 111., during five months, ending
June, manufactured over 8,000 bar
rels of Mghwines, on which they paid
a tax of over $600,000. '
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Democratic members have been refused