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Thuviday Morning, ugust 23, 1866.
..g T. '. SL1DnR, .Esq., is the
solo agent for this paper in Charleston
0:- Mr. JAS. H. SMITH, formerly
of this place, but now residing in
Charlotte, N. 0. is our authorized
agent for the NzW
Mr. SMITH cai be found at the
The Convention-Our flews-The Views
of Its Friends.
On the 14th of July we used the fol
lowing language in the NEWS :
"If Governor ORR is willing to put
the cemeteries of the Federal dead nn
der the peculiar care of the Govern
ment, while those of the Confederate
lie "unhonored and unsung," and if
he can "sincerely" turn over to the
tender mercies of that Government
the families of those who died that
Government might live, and leave
those other families to the cold chari
ties of a country that ignores them,
we cannot. Heaven knows this State,
even at the earnest appeal of Vice
President Ona, can hardly "cordially"
do such a thing."
On the 19th of -July we said in the
"Our first proposition in the way of
objections is, that a representations by
delegates in the Convention would
commit the South to measures that
would be entirely humiliating."
"We cannot do this without commit
ting ourselves. We have not lost
everything. We have some self-re
On the 26th of July we said in the
"The State, if she enter that Con
vention, does it with a -knowledge of
the breakers before her."
We declared for the dignity and
honor of our State'for these were all
she had left. The majority differed
from us. We are now willing that
they should be heard, when it is too late,
upon the very point we laid so much
What the Charleston News and the
New York News think, will be found
in another column. The Ph(enix says
"some of the resolutions might have
been very properly omitted." The
Patriot says "Doubtless there are few
amongst us who will be willing to re
cognize as "principles" some 'of the
doctrines set forth in the declaration,
nor endorse all the theories contained
therein-nor admire the terms in
which these declarations are .made to
The Patriot and all the friends of
the Convention are obliged to recog
nize those "principles," nolens volens.
They went with their eyes open, if not
they were purposely blind, If there
ever wams a people in the world that
wont into a share voluntarily, it was
the Southerners when then the enter
. ed that Convention.
If the most enthusiastic friends are
dissatisfied, how can they blame the
. opposers of that Convention ? How
ever, it is their own doings, not ours.
With this expose we arn done. We
will aid the good fruits, but discard
the questionable means adopted to
obtain them. McC.
Is it Possible.
From the New York correspondent
of the Constitutionalist, we take the fol
lowing extract. If this be indeed
true, it will make a "fizzle" of the
Convention sure enough, But read it
yourself. If it be true, ab i it shows
but never mind. , McC.
It has been the boast of 'the South.
erners that ithey have gone through a
crisis of unpqralleled severity, and
uniformly preserved their lntegrity
and honor as a people. This, even
g the more refieeelng Radicals have al
wapa stood, ready to admit. Bunt
~4 Southern men must now pause and ask
themselves whether they h~ave not been
~deraded by the course of those whoc
have pretended to represent them in
the Philadelnhia Conventin. Fiaali.
ty to friends is a cardinal virtue, afid
cannot be neglected without dishonor.
During the progress of the late war
there were a few men at the North
who boldly vindicated the oasOe of
the South ; who denied the right of
the Federal Governmentto make war
upon the States. These men incurred
a vast odium. and many of them suf
fered severe penalties for their cour
age and candor. In the course of time
the Southern people were compelled
to lay down their arms and accept the
terms of a conqueror. They are invi
ted to a convention, purporting to
have for its object the restoration of
the Southern States and people to
their right and privileges in the Fede
ral Union. These delegates not only
consent to, but champion the exclu
sion from the deliberations of the Con
vention, of those men who were and
remain the vindicators of the South in
her darkost hours. Is this manly and
The Convention has adjourned this
afternoon: and the net result is the
betrayal of that view of Southern
rights and dignity of which Jefferson
Davis, under John C. Calhoun, was
and is the pro per exponent ; its pro
ceedings may be summed up in the
NOMINATIONS FOR 1868.
WILLIAM A. SEWARD.
For Vice President,
JAMES L. ORR.
President Johnson has already dis
covered that he has been betrayed in
the house of his champions. It is
true the above nominatious were not
formally made, but they are known to
have been agreed upon by the power be.
hind the throne. Trhis inglorious result
marks the Convention as a fizzle, and
plunges the South into greater uncer
tainty than ever. For the South, I
take it, will never support the above
ticuet; and it has no strength at the
Objections to the Convention,
On the other hand, we saw much we
(lid not like. There was an obsequious.
ness on the part of many of the delegates
from the South, a too evident anxiety of
compliance with any and every demand,
--the faintest suggestion even from the
other side, that cannot be pleasing to our
people. The speeches of some of our
own delegates are open to this objection.
A proper dignity and selfrespect would
have dictated a differeist course. We
know that this was dictated by policy,
but with all due deference to the politi
cal wisdom of our seniors, we opine that
the same end conld have been gained by
a more manly course, and we heartily
agree with the New York Daily News
of the 17th, when it says
"We will confess that to its the im
pression was painfully conveyed that the
South, if fairly represented at the Con.
vention, is bonding too low in its eager.
ness to conciliate the N.rth. There are.
it, is true, soei noble exceptions in the
persons of men who realize that man
hood need not forfeit either dignity or
independence in misfortune ; but many
of the Southern delegates seem to have
tnried their pride of race in the grave of
the Confederacy. They w.>re too much
the aspect of courtiers at the footstool of
power to be true types of the people
who fought so wvelh, and who endured so
much for the maintenance of th eir politi.
cal Ilith. We do not for a moment be.
lieve thsar. these men are conscious of
self-abasemnu, that they haive deliber
atehy aissumed the office of time-servers;
we simply believe that they have over
estimated the price that they -nust, pay
for their political rehsabilitation."~
"The inevitable results of the wai
must be accepted, and it is well to ac,
cep' them grascehudly and with no sullei
submission, but a cheerful acquiescenet
in a dlstsiny that is irrevocably wvritten
But it is not nsecessary to sacrifice that
niminly indieendence w hich wats thsi
con.spicuous virtune of the Southern race
It is nomt necessary to be the a bject slavel
ofex pedienicy. It may be necessary t4
stoop to conquter, and we admit tha
manyti precions South'.rn rights have I<
be regaiined b)y conquest in polities
warfar o, but not to u:oop so low ; not t
crawl to conquer."
Owinig, doubtless, to this same policy
was the presure bronght to bear, on th
part of the Executive Committee, upol
certain delegates, who, during the whi
had been prominent Peace Democrati
These were exclud*d from the cottnsel
of the Convention. Their crime ?
staunuch friendship to the South in he
hour of trial. We cannot approve th
sacrifice. It is all dqne to pacify th
Radicals. But. it will not avail ; the,
will yelp on in spite of any attempt a
compromise, nna U nion man willa halbo
ter to make no further ooneeions to a
party that is b6nt on w!tr te the knife.
We have an objection, also, to one of
the oauses in the "resolutions" and
"declration of pincipfes," which could
have bet omitted without any sacrif6ce
of prinolple. and certainly would udt
have been introd.uced if the movers had
been actuated by a proper regard for the
feeling* of the Southern people. We
refer to the recognition "of the services
of the Federal soldiers and sailors, and
the debt due by the nation to then and
to their widows and orphans." We are
to form part of this nation, if we rightly
understand the programme. We are
quite willing to let bygones be bygones.
But rurely we cannot be expected to
thank the soldiers and sailors for what
they have done to us during the past
five years. We admit this would, be
Christian, but regret that our people
have not yet attained to tiat degree of
Christian perfection to offer "the other
cheek." General Grant very properly
disapproved of the motion, on tie part
of some of the flag.worshippers, of plac.
ing the guns, taken from the "rebels,"
as trophies at West Point. le said
that there, where the youth of every
part of the nation are to be educated,
there should be nothing to recall the late
fratricidal strife. For the same reason,
we shoild have preferred to have seen
the "resolutions" without the objectiona.
ble clause.--Charleston News.
Honarna SUICIDE-TNPOSSIBILITY TO
IDENTIFY THE VICTii.-Our Coroner
yesterday morning held an inquest on
tht body-we insist on this word-on
the body-of an unknown man, found
dead in a room of a house on a street of
The infortunate victim had, a few
days ago, hired a suit of rooms, and not
having been seen since he entered them
the Intelligent fre!ed-woman, who plays
landlady over the premises suspectitig
something wrong,sent for the police
when, the door being forced open, a hor.
ible spectacle wits discovered. The
headless body of the man was lying in
state on his own bed I A suspicion of
murder at once arose in the minds of the
spectators, and the coroner was sent for
who, notwithstanding the appearances,
at once expr(rsed his opinion that the
deat h was ni the resilt. of murder-But
suicide I and while looking over the body
a letter was buand in the hands of the
victim, fiuly jistifying the coroners pro.
visions. Th letter ran thus:
"I have piq an end to my own life
I was tired of existence in this ungrate.
fill land and I left it of my own free willi
There is monI in nty drawer sufficient
to pay my funfal expenses. As to my
name try not t4 discover it. To pre.
vent indicationa I have hidden my own
head where yot will never find it."
This whole t 1insaction is thns destin.
ed to remain s'iuuded in eterpal myste
ry I-Mobile fina, 14th.
Tif RAR.mY OTUa MONT CENt.
A Florence leter says: "An interest.
ing experimer. has lately been made on
Mont Cenis, i presence of N. Behic,
French Min(wr of Public Works, ac.
compaied byseveral engineers. The
portion of thrailwfiy already comple
ted on the sloes along the carriage road
of tho inountin was gone over by A
tram, consistiq of several carriages, at
a rate of eleve miles an hour in ascend.
mng. and nine nd a half in descending.
The incline anetimes attains eight and
a half feet in ae one hundred, and some
of the turninp have a radius of only
forty metres tie hundred and thirty.
three feet). .'he works of the Italian
side are to bcompleted by the end of
October nextso that there is reason to
hope that byhe month of November
next. Italy sci France may be united
by an uninteipted line of railway. The
aystem, as ya are aware, is that of Mr.
CoL . 'ufVMI)UN8TON-Tjhis eminent
gentleman, ho has made the Charlotte
and South (rolina railroad one of the
very best a! most lucrative in the
Sonth, and bily engaged in accomplish
ing simalar muits for the Columbia. and
Angusta rg, has been recently forced,
by the earra request of the stockhold.
er,, to cont6e in offRce as President of
a third roa-the Atlantic. Tennessee
aitd Ohio. Ie endeavored to resign
the latter jtion, but the sieckholders
would not him. He has vim enongh
for all his 4ra, great as they are, and
.we congrafte. the diffprent corpora.
Stions on, tiagaplty which haa secured
the servicd such aundomit'able and
aboomplih manhger as Cot. Wni.
-Johnston,. Aupst ConsWtutonale
Cuaapn p-..ho Philadelphians
r are praisiae#se1ved boosiae the.e *aa
s no ro* d1 the lat. onentifen. TPhree
* regiments bsadiess'amds *era- pollo.
force derneewever..speak -well fo' he
inetin e mb. orny evletl
wUent 4'g ? e rio,thetil
N1 YORK, August 20.-The steamet
h&Ido at Farther Point, arrived out on the
An affidavit made by Mr. Mulfluo, olerk
to Howard, Dolman & Co., Solicitors in
London 6o- the United States Governsent,
havfng beeb presented to the Court of Ad
mirality, setting foreli, that seven steamers,
ex-blookade runners, lying at Liverpool,
and standing in the name of Fiasei, Tren
holm Co., were lawful property of the Uni
ted States, having belonged to the Conftdi
erate Government at the termination of the
war, the Admirality issOed a warrant for
L20,000 against each steamer, and took
possession. t is alleged that three of
these vesels are subject to pending chancery
suit brought by the United States against
privateers. Three others are bone fire pro
perty of Praser, Tronhol-n. & Co., and one
other belongs- to builders, having never beet
OTTAWA, August 21.-Extensive'millitary
preparations are making to resist the Fe
nians. The same apprehensions of an inva
sion are felt. 11,000 men are now on the
Willard Canal at Thorald's; two battalions
being volunteers and-a. battalion and' a, half.
regulars, with artillery and cavalry.
Fire arms and munitions of war are to bo
admitted into Canada free of duty until the'
15th proximo, in accordance with-the orders
from Counoil, to enable private parties to
get breech-loading arms.
Cholera II Cincinnati.
CINOINNATi, August 12.-Sixt.y -one deaths
by cholera were reported yesterday
Erom Was hington.
WAsTINOToN, August 21 -Rumors are
revived of Stanton's removal. They are pro
bably true There is a strong pressure
against him. The Missouri C onvention
delegation urges the appointment of Gene
ral Frank P. Blair, but General Steedman
will probably be his successor.
Great Excitement in New Btrn-Discovery
of a Conspiracy to Rob the First Na
Nsw BanN. August 21.-Great excitement
exists here this morning over the discovery
of a conspiracy to rob the First National
Bank of New Bern, by killing its cashier,
H. If. Thompson. The leaders were arrest
ed last night and are now in jail awaiting
their examination, which will take place
this morning before Mayor Washington.
New York Market.
Naw YORK, August 18.-Gold $1.48j.
Flour dull at $10@16. Wheat dull. Corn
one cent lower. Oats one cent lower.
Pork firmer; Moss &28. Lard dull. Whis
key unchanged. Cotton quiet; sales 1,000
bales at 84@36 foi Middlings. Sugar firm.
WAS1SOToy, August 21.-The President
officially annonnees to Goveinor Hamilton
that he is relieved from his position as Pro
visional Governor of Texas, the affairs of
that State having been remitted to the con
stituted authorities chosen by the people
From New York.
Naw Yoax, August 21.-Deaths from
cholera the past week 250, other diseases
428. Steamer Northern Light from Aspin
wall, brings threo millions one hundred
thousand in Gold. Steamship gremer,
from Southampton, has arrived. Buffalo
dispatches says the Fenian pie-nio was
largely attended, but no raid on Canada
NEW YOnx, August 19.-A special
despatch from Washington states that
Stanton will soon.be appointed Minis
ter to Spain, and General 8toadman
placed in position as Secretary of
An Ottoway special correspondent
says the Canadian authorities een
tintue to make. preparations to resist
A letter frotm Heart's Content of
the: 7tha states thait obe shore end of
the cable got foult of an. saihr on the
6th, beooglj to a coal voasel, but
was released:by.a di,era
The President has imsued proeema.
tion dealering .trit- the. insurQtion
whiqh heretofore existed in the State
of Tosta,s a a a, daete,be lbenoe.
jotth so ..gred Ia thast Stat.. A.'
to the oth& $ta4hdk which the sia
insurraatlon was ' danienod to be at
an,ond by. the pro ation of April
2nd, .18", the Prei4ont further pro.
claims that the said iisurfetti"'In s at
rs end, and that peace, order,. trtie
quility and civil authority now ouxst
in and throughout the whole of the>
United States of America..
From New Orleans.
NEw ORLEANs, August 19.-Deaths
by cholera yesterday twenty-six. The
sooarge fas reached. tfie country par
WAsHINGTON, Aughit 19-A meetA
ing of officers and soldiers was held
last night at Willard's Hotel. It was
decilded to hold a Convention of sol
diers from Morth and South at Chica
go, on the 17th September. A Com
mittee was appointed to draft a call,
which will be issued during the pres.
WABIIINOTON,- August 20.-The Sol.
dier's Convention-at Chicago will be ex
clusi'vely Union soldiers, who endorse
the Picsident.- It Is proposed, howev
er, at a' later day t;o have a convention
comprised'of Northern and Southern
liir eli ! ersby City.
NEW Yoxk,-Ang. 20.-The loss by
fire in Jersey City, yesterday, reached
nearly two- millibus dollars. Ten or
twelve lives wit. a. large amount of
oil, cotton, tobacco, atfid a large num
ber of schoonerst-were-lost.
Fourteen new eases-of cholera were
reported yesterday in-Brooklyn.
Fire il Chicago
CHICAGo, August 20.-A lie fire
has destroyed Van Horn, Mutray-&
Co's. tobacco warehouse-end adjbining
buildings, occupied. by C. W. Church,
Cady Tilhman and others. Loss five
hundred thousand dollars.
ST. Louis, Aug. 20.-Over six hun
dred deaths occurred from eholera
during the past week, excluding quar
CINCINNATI, Aug. 20.-Fifty-four
deaths reported yesterday from chole
ra ; sixty-nine on Saturday.
BERLIN, Ang. 18.-A bill is under
discussion in the Prussian Chambers
which has for its object the annexation
to Prussia of the kingdom of Hanover,
the elitorate of Hesse, the duchy of
Nassau and the city of Frankfort.
PAnIs, August 18.-The Emperor
Napoleon denies having any design of
annexing any of the territories of Bel
gium to France,
PRAGUE, Aug. 18.-The Peace Con
gress Is In session and negotiotions are
making favorable progress. The rati
fications of a treaty of peace will, it
is expected, be exchanged in ten days.
Prom New York.
NEW YORI, August 20.-Thle first
bale of new cotton arrixed yesterday,
from New Orleans. It is a fine speci
men, and speaks woll for the quality of
the erop now picking
Gen. Sweeney has issued an address,
exhorting the Fenians to avoid form
ing party political associations not con
nected with the cause-of Irish freedom.
Wasuiubxoor, August 20. -' The
Mexican Legation has adviees of the
evacuation of Monterey 'and' Saltill6
by the:Imnpelialiste, and their occupa.
0~~t~phe b L~u E Ptosi
Old IRomeo, ohe -of Dan Rice's elephants,.
~rok-oopn In Dsifa!o J.,ey' and getting
libtia. *01l ato.preoden, proceeded 1.4.
saVely 19 pack his tokn and elhest .i11. all
rAanner of wegsta1e goodess We had a
a'oaiUg feast Ad'didn't tes much gardean.
33x r,AnnDUizpiusas.-.JtiIs reasrked li.v
3glanda , all bough. Barl Derby's go-v
9Fb*yR bt ~ezain ppwer only-a month, It
60Irh Ie'se the eipenditure by
e aph 1,alt g millIon. pcunds. Of sh'.
a goodly proportionw Ss. fbz- beeelhloaders