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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1360. CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, MAY 2, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE MO Y JEM EST FOR REFORM TAK?
TWENTY-TWO COUNTIES REPRESENTED.
THE, PRELIMINARY WORK COM?
NOMINATIONS EXPECTED TO DAY.
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COLUMBIA, Jane 15.
The convention called by the conference of |
the Spite press, held in March last, assembled
at 8 o'clock this evening In the hall of the Co?
lombia Hotel. There was a full attendance of |
delegates, a large minority of whom were
The Convention was called to order by E.
W. Seibels, of Richland, who nominated as
temporary chairman Colonel T. Y. Simons, of J
: Charleston. On taking the chair, Colonel
Simons made a brief and appropriate address,
which waa.frequently interrupted by applause.
At Its close, Robert Aldrich, of Barnwell, and
W. G. Sont, of Charleston, were, on motion,
elected secretaries of the Convention.
The comities were then called, and the lists
of delegates were presented to the secreta?
ries. Twenty-two counties were represented.
The counties not represented are York,
Georgetown, Williamsburg, Sumter, Oconee,
Marlboro', Abbeville, Beaufort and Clarendon.
Y. J. Pope, Esq., of Newberry, moved the
appointment of a committee, to consist of one
delegate from each county, to report officers
. for the permanent organization of the Con?
vention, which was carried.
Subsequently the committee reported the
following nominations for officers:
?For President-Wm. Shannon, of Kershaw.
? ForYTce-Presidents-=?. P. Klnard, of New?
berry; S. E. Means, of Spartanburg; F. B. Mc
t. Bee, Picke ns; B- G. Witherspoon, of Lancas
' ter; J. E. Bird Of Darlington; A. Melchers, of j
Charleston; James Kennedy, of Richland; Hen- j
ry Barnes, of Edgeheld; Moses Benson, or j
Chester; Marlow Cochrane, of Charleston; M.
Caldwell, of Orangeburg, and J. Gibson, of |
I Secretaries-Robert Aldrich, of Barnwell,
<. and W. G. Bout, of Charleston.
The report was unanimously adopted, and
the president was conducted to the chair.
: On taking his se? t. Colonel Shannon made a
patriotic address, in which he alluded to the
Importance of the object for which top Con?
vention was called, and urged the delegates
to rise to'the Importance of the occasion, and
la the spirit of devotion to the State, to co?
-operate to rese?e it from misrule.
General M. C. Butler, of Edgefleld, moved
the appointment of a committee of seven on
F the platform, which waa carried. The presi?
dent announced the tollo wing as the commit
tee:' Messrs. M. C. Butler, Ellison C. Keitt,
I George L. Buist, Joseph B. Kershaw, Benjav
?hi Harrington, Thomas Gregory and James
Mr. Slebels, of Richland, moved the appoint?
ment of a committee of seven, to whom all re?
solutions offered in the Convention shall be
?. referred, which was carried. Subsequent];
the chair announced the following gentlemen
aa auch committee: Messrs. E. w. Slebels, J.
P. Thomas, J. D. Kennedy, F. W. Dawson, C.
C. Boyce, A. Harper and J. 0. Crosby.
Major W. T. Gary, of Edgefletd, moved the
appointment of a committee of ten, to whom
shall be referred the question of the number
of votes and the manner of taking the votes of
tiie different counties represented in this con?
vention, wMch was carried. Subsequently
Ithe chairman announced the following as such
committee : Messrs. W. T. Gary, James M.
)avls, W. E. Marshall, Jonas Bird, B. J. With
rerspoon, J. A. Hoyt, A. Smith, S. P. Burbridge,
Elwin F. Malloy and R. P. Todd.
General Kershaw and Mr. E. S. Keitt pre
seated drafts for the platform, which were re?
ferred to the committee having that subject in
* charge. A clause in General Kershaw's reso
luttons recommends that -the nominations of j
the Convention be of Republicans only.
A communication,-from General John A.
Wagener, of Charleston, was also referred to
the same committee.
On motion, the convention then adjourned
to Thursday morning, at 10 o'clock.
The'onvention is settling down In admirable
temper to its work. The general expectation
ls that a State ticket will be nominated in the
course of to-morrow's session. Though there
is perfect harmony of spirit among the dele?
gates, tbere is, of course, a considerable di?
versity of views, and there is every Indication
that we shall have a lively debate to-morrow.
All the Charleston delegates are well and in
fine spirits. The following is a correct list ot
the Charleston delegation present at the open?
ing of the Convention : Whites-R. Mure,
G. L. Buist, J. F. Britton, John Campsen,
B. O'Neill, R. Hunter, J. B. Steele,
2. Melchers, T. S. Browning, T. Y. Simons,
F. W. Dawson, J. D. Parker, L. Mc Lain,
Alva Gage, J. J. Grace, W. E. Mlkell, E. w"
Marshal], A. 0. Stone. A. G. Goodwyn, F.
Melcher?. Colored-John Abbott, B. R. Kln
och, Charles Michael, W. E. Marshall, Wm.
lack, Jonas Bird, A. Harper, M. Cochrane,
. A. Sneed, W. G. Rout, Charles Miller, Theo,
tchell, W. L. Shecutt, Cyrus Fenwick Ellas
ohnaon, Wm. R. Fordham.
The colored delegates were well entertained
d cared for. They came to the Convention
t in omnibuses, accompanied by a white
'ttee. Loud threats of personal violence
ade against them by some of the
j mouthy Radicals, but they have not been mo?
The resolutions by General Kershaw, fully
affirming the political equality of all the citi?
zens of thc State and declaring that none but
Republicans shall bc nominated by the con?
vention, produced a profound sensation. They
will be reported upon to-morrow.
THE STATE CAPITAL.
The University-Thc DeatU of Mr.
Simms-Burial or an. Honest and Sen?
sible Colored Man-Prominent White
Gentlemen Act as Pall-bearers-Im?
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
? COLUMBIA, June 14.
The final examination of the students c? the
University of Soith Carolina opens to-morrow,
the 15th, and will continue two weeks, after
which the public day comes-on the 29th.
The news of the death of Mr. Simms was re
ceived yesterday by our community with feel?
ings of profound and universal sorrow. His
great genius had so bound the hearts of all to
h\'ji that each one felt in his death a personal
bereavement. HIB departure suddenly tight?
ened the ties that bound us all to him. and we
are made by this depth of our sorrow sudden?
ly conscious ol the strength of our affectionate
admiration for the author and the man. All
parties-the old and the young, the lettered
and the Illiterate-alike feel that In the death
cf Gilmore Simms our community, om* State,
our country, and literature, have suffered a
bereavement of no common character. He was
the patriarch of Southern literature, and dying
now, leaves no equal to write his obituary.
Pleasant Goode, the li<e-long servant and
friend of General Maxcy Gregg, died yesterday
and was burled this alternoon at Trinity (Episco?
pal) Church, of which he has been sexton for
some considerable time. Pleasant Goode was
a negro, but has always been estimated and
appreciated for his qualities as a man, irre?
spective of his color. And to-day he was
borne to his grave by gentlemen of high so?
cial position and worth, and rests among the
whites of the Gregg family. He has
always maintained that the best friends of j
his race were the friends of their life-times;
and In furtherance of this idea he has resolute?
ly stood upon principle, unmoved by allure?
ments, bribes, threats, taunts or isolation.
And jus; as be has stood their friend
through all ordeals, upon the broad prin?
ciples ol' humanity and honor, so have
they-his white fellow-citizens-borne his re?
mains to their resting place, paying a debt of j
respect and honor due alike to his worth and
to their appreciation of true manhood, irre?
spective of race or color. The pall-bearers
were: Professor M. LaBorde, Dr. J.W. Parker,
Colonel Wm. Wallace, Colonel J. P. Thomas,
Colonel F. W. McMaster, Colonel A. C. Haskell,
Mr. Richard O'Neale, Mr. W. C. Fisher, Mr. P.
M. Porcher. The service was conducted by
the rector pf Trinity. The attendance wus
large, consisting of many ol' the congregation
and a large number of colored persons.
ODDS AND ENDS.
-In 1SC9, in Paris, 2758 horses were eaten,
giving more than a million pounds ol this kind
of "beef-a large Increase oraany former year
-bhort-horn cattle are valuable for their
remarkable aptitude to fatten, the perfection
of their form and the smallness of their bo re?
structure giving them great advantage as beef
-A Washington belle says : "In walking up
a long room when the women who don't like
you are looking at your back, there ls a moral
support conveyed by a Parle dress not to be
derived from the firmest religious principles.
-Robert Hall, when asked how many ser?
mons a preacher can conveniently prepare In
a week, replied : "li' he ls a man ol pre-emi?
nent ability, one; If he ls a man of ordinary
ability, two; If he ls an ass, six."
-An advertisement was sent to the Cleve
land Herald, In which occurs the words. "The
Christian's Dream : No Cross, No Crown." The
blundering compositor made it read, "The
Christian's Dream : No Cows. No Cream !"
-A Scottish nobleman one day visited a law?
yer at his office, In whlcbat the time there was
a blazing fire. whjsh led him to exclaim, "Mr.
-, your office is as hot as an oven." "Suit
should be, my lord," replied the lawyer, "as it
ls here that 1 make my bread."
-Lawyers have a ludicrous habit ol' Identlly
ing themselves with their clients, by speaking
In the plural number. "Gentlemen ol'the jury,"
said a Western lawyer, "at the moment the po?
liceman says he saw us lu the trap, I will prove
that we were locked up in the station-house,
in a state of intoxication."
-lt has be -n the practice of wealthy Berlin
stock exchange men to secure diplomas of no?
bility Brom the petty German princes. The
Prussian Government is putting a stop to this
business, the feudal barons protesting against
the monied intruders.
-"Old potatoes transformed to new" is one
of the artistic effects ol Parisian trickery.
There ls a resular establishment under the
first arch of the Louis Philippe Bridge, in the
French capital, where, by a processif soaki ng
and rubbing, the dark skin of the last year's
potatoes is removed, and a fine, light satin
surface produced, which enables the vender
to pass them off In neat, paper-lined baskets
for the fresh spring article.
-The American stock Grower, talking of j
the "sex ol' eggs," says : "When, on exami?
ning an egg by holding it between the eye
and the light of the suu, or of a candle, the
vivifying speck is seen exactly Oh the top,
such an egg, it ls said, wiU produce a male
bird; but, lt on the contrary, the speck be oh
one side, lt will produce a female."
-An English writer is making war upon the
vowel u, demanding its expulsion from all
such words as labour, favour, honour. He
says the useless use of this letter In a single
copy of the London Times costs ten pounds,
and that in English books and periodicals
alone it Increases the cost ot publication fully
?10,000 a year, without yielding any practical
-A Scottish clergyman, happening to go
into the churchyard willie the beadle was em?
ployed, neck deep, in digging a grave, thus ac?
costed him: "Well, Saunders, that's a work
you're employed In well calculated to make an
old man like you thoughtful. I wonder you
don't repent of your evil ways." The old
worthy, resting on the head of his spade, and
taking a pinch of snuff, replied: "I thought,
slr, you ken'd that there was nae repentance
in the grave."
-The people o? Hindost?n used to make a
threefold division of interest on money. One
they called vice, another uelther vice nor vir?
tue, and the third virtue. The interest which
was vice was lour per cent, per month; that
which was neither vice nor virtue was two per
cent., and that which was virtue was one per
cent, month. This last was, in their opinion,
an act ol' beneficence which belonged to the
most heroic minds. Many self-sacrificing gen?
tlemen among our money-lenders are willing
to assume the exalted virtue of the Hiudos
tanees, if lt would pay one per cent, a month.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
Red Cloud speaks at Cooper Institute, New
York, to-day, a committee in that city hav?
ing promised him the seventeen horses which
Secretary Cox refused him.
A dispatch from London announces that
Rev. Thomas Luby, mathematician of Trinity
College, is dead.
Hon. Thomas B. Elliott and Moses Wingate,
of Massachusetts, died yesterday, the latter
ged over one hundred.
GREELEY ON THE READMISSION OF
"Congress, or the Penitentiary."
Under the head of "Congress, or the Peni?
tentiary," we find the following outspoken
leading editorial in the New York Tribune of
Monday last :
A man is presently to offer himself at the
bar of the House for readmission, concerning
whom the same House recently adopted this
Resolved, That B. P. Whittemore, late member
from tlie First District or South Carolina, did
make appointments to the Military Academy at
West Point and the Naval Academy at Annapolis
In violation of law, and that such appointments
were influenced by pecuniary considerations, and
that his conduct in the premises has been such as
to show him unworthy of a seat In the House of
Representatives, and ls therefore condemned as
conduct unworthy of the representative of the
Is this corrupt man, who was unworthy of a
seat three months ago, to be readmitted as
worthy now ? Wehear that he has been tele?
graphing to his 4Fend and counsel, General
Butler, the news ol his triumphant re-election;
that he confidently expects to be admitted
without dispute; that reputable members are
deploring lt in a helpless sort of way, and go?
ing about dolelully asking each other, "How
can we prevent it ?"
Really we do not know. The House ls made
the sole judge as to the qualifications of its
.members. Once lt seems to have hair-pretty
derided notions concerning the qualifications
of Mr. B. F. Whittemore. lt grew less de?
cided in some similar cases; finally lt disgraced
itself by permitting Mr. Butler, of tennessee,
to remain, albeit as guilty as Whittemore him?
self; now, perhaps, lt may think Mr. Whitte?
more possessed of all the qualifications required
lor its present standard. It is the sole Judge.
But we can assure members that the time Ls
at hand when a larger body of voters will be
called to sit in Judgment. Thus far the Demo?
crats have promptly spurned and cast out
every member of their party found guilty of
this cadetship Infamy. We assumed great
virtue at the outset; then we furnished able
counsel for the Congressional cadet merchants;
next we excused one because he had been an
unusually active Republican, and alter that
the whole business broke down. We tell gen?
tlemen that we have had fully as much of this
sort ofthing as we can Bland. We utterly and
vehemently protest against assuming any
more party responsibilities tn bebau'of the car?
pet-bag Congressmen. Here is a man notori?
ously guilty ol shameful and criminal acts.
If the Gaited States authorities had not al?
ready neglected their duty in the case, he
would have been admitted to the penitentiary
of South Carolina, just about the time he is ap?
proaching the bar of thc House to lake afresh
upon his perjured lips the oath of office. The
law of Congress explicitly provides thal if any
member of Congress shall, directly or indirect?
ly, receive any pecuniary or other valuable
consideration lor procuring auy office or p.aco
under the government, he shall be liable to
indlctmeut for misdemeanor Ut a United Slates
Court, and, upon conviction, shall pay a fine
not exceedng ten thousand dollars, uud bc Im?
prisoned in the penitentiary for a term not
exceeding two years, and be thereafter dis
-qualitled from -holding any office of honor,
profit oe trust under the Government ot tho
United Slates. The House lias resolved that
be has done ihese things; it has itself prescrib?
ed this penalty for the doing ol' these things; lt
now asks whether, ignoring the guilt, and de?
fying its own law, it shall readmit Mr. Whlite
more-perhaps that he may volo for ihe repeal .
ol the odious law !
We have consistently urged universal suf?
frage and universal amnesty as thc true solu?
tion for the problem presented at the close ol'
the war by the conquered South. ? We have
never held that negro suffrage, coupled with
disfranchisement ot whites, uffordcd men u
solution. We point now to its disgraceful
workings In thc case of this mau Whiiieinore,
and ask "honorable" members-Whittemore
himself is soon to show an admiring world
what this high title, "honorable," means-to
consider Hie result and draw ihelr own con?
Another Republican Journal Disgust?
ed at the Pranks of the Radical Ring
in South Carolina.
[From the Philadelphia Telegraph.]
We have before referred to the corrupt ring
of adventurers that now rules South Carolina,
and has made Republicanism a term of re?
proach with every honest citizen of that State.
After Whittemore was driven from the House,
be demanded from his fellow plunderers a re?
election to vindicate himself. Governor Scott
had but to take the stand demanded by even
consideration of official and personal integrity,
and Whittemore would have been driven from
South Carolina as he was from Washington.
But he could not strike at thc disgraced Con?
gressman without striking at himself.
Congress has decided that either laws or in?
dividual action calculated to intimidate legal
voters vitiates a majority, If employed in fur?
therance of that majority. Will lt now inquire
into the laws and acts ol'officials of South Car?
olina, by which the defeat of Whittemore was
rendered Impossible, regardless ol' the vote
cast by thc people ? If the Republicans in
Congress do not vindicate the name of the
Republican party from complicity with the
systematic corruption and lawlessness of the
banded thieves in South Carolina and other
Southern States, Republicanism, will become a
hissing reproach both North and South, and
the better elements of the nation will accept
any form ol' opposition to overthrow tho ad?
venturers who cloak the most shameless
wrongs under the sltadow of thc Re?
publican party. Let Congress meet this
question now with a promptness and
determination that will demonstrate to the
nation that it can have no sympathy or fel?
lowship with the political highwaymen who
arc now roaming through official channels in
the South, in the name of Republicanism; and
the Republicans In the North, and the Repub?
licans lu the South, will be saved from the de?
feat that must inevitably follow open disgrace.
Let Whittemore be met at the threshold and
sent back, because lie left a criminal, and re
turusdoubly criminal by the frauds he employ?
ed to effect his pretended re-election, and hon?
esty in the South wlirtake courage ana bring
forth good fruits, and Republicanism every?
where will be vindicated from complicity with
the varapyres who have so basely prostituted
Republican power in the.Soulhern States.
The Revision of the Bible.
LONDON, June 15.
In the House of Commons last night, Mr.
Gladstone, in replying to a motion to revise
the Bible, said that the government had care?
fully considered the question, and thought it
better to leave the subject to the ecclesiastical
authorities. He said the revision of the Bible
was ol dubious utility and a tedious and un?
timely task. The motion was withdrawn.
PARIS, June 15.
The party of thc Left has decided not to op?
pose the construction of the St. Gol hard Rail?
way, a joint enterprise of Baden, Switzerland.
Bavaria apel Prussia, but to request the French
Government also to participate in the under?
The Journal Officiel contains thc following
nominations: Viscount Gtlbronler, cmbassa
dor to Constantinople; Count Armand, etnbas
sador to Lisbon; M. Berlhemy, ambassador to
Brussels; M. Pr?vost Paradol, cmbassador to
Washington; M. Bellend, secretary of the sec?
ond class al Washington, and M. Mormld, sec?
retary of thc third class at Washington.
-The London correspondent of the New
York Tribune says that the women at the head
ol'the suffrage niovament in England are not
discouraged by their recent defeat in Parlia?
ment, bitter as it was after the t Asie of victory
they dad enjoyed lor a moment. They keep
up their organization and effort Much en?
couragement is given them by the effective co?
operation of Lady Amberley, tho daughter of
one poer and thc wife fol another, wno, in a
recent speech at Stroud, urged the claim ol
women to equal social, political and industrial
rights. The writer thinks If Lady Amberley
can convert the women iu her own circle, thc
work will be done.
The Currency Bill Passed by th? House.
i [FROM TUE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, June 15.
The evidence in the case of General How?
ard, charged with corruption in the adminis?
tration of the Freedman's Bureau, has been
closed. The committee will carefully overhaul
the testimony, which will probably occupy the
remainder of the session. The case was closed
with a long statement from Howard.
Admiral Lee succeed^ Admiral Poor in com?
mand of the North Atlantic Squadron, with
headquarters in Cuban waters.
A protest was presented from New York
shipowners against granting American regis?
ters to foreign built ships. Among the signers
are Moses Taylor and Cornelius Vanderbilt.
A bill was passed granting land to a Florida
The discussion on Cuba last night was vio?
lent. Several Republicans attacked Grant's
In the House, the Committee on Ways and
Means reported a bill relieving coal from duty.
It was referred to a committee of the whole.
It excludes the coal traffic both at home and
abroad from all kinds of taxation, whether
tariff, stamtf income tax or tonnage, and
makes a clean sweep of revenue from the coal
table. Tue bill, after some discussion, Was
recommitted to the Committee on Ways and
Means, the minority claiming that the bill was
not in accordance with the instructions of the
House, and insisting that had the full commit?
tee been present a different bill would have
The House then resumed the consideration
of the currency bill. The fourth section al?
lows a bank in a State having an excess to re?
move to a State in deficiency, taking with it
its capital, circulation, Ac. The bill finally
passed-yeas 98, nays 81. It goes to the Sen?
The debate to-day on the Cuba resolutions
was exciting, especially between Butler, who
opposed the declaration of belligerency, and
Logan, who advocated it.
Bingham introduced a compromise amend?
ment, authorizing the President to use his
good offices In restoring peace between Spain
and the Cubans. It Is thought that this may
be adopted. Pending Its consideration, the
HOLDEN IMITATES SCOTT.
RALSIOH, June 15.
Governer Holden has issued orders to the
different, military divisions ol the 8tate, lor the
formation of a regiment ol State troops for ac?
tive service, to be made up of white volunteers
If they can be obtained; if not, negroes will be
enlisted. He also orders the immediate enrol?
ment of the militia, with Instructions toset
apart a special number of mounted men In
each regiment, to be used as a reserve.
SQUALL ON CHESAPEAKE BAT.
FORTRESS MONROE. June 16.
A violent squall struck B?rne vessels lylhir at
anchor In Great Wycomlco, about sixty miles
up tlie bay, on Saturday evening, capsizing
three schooners, one the Viola, of Cusfleld. No
lives lost. On reaching the land It uprooted
trees, blew ont windows and doors, and did
much damage to crops. It covered a space
about a mile wide.
STB ANGE PHENOMENA.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15.
The steamship Republic arrived from Hong
Kong May 12th. An earthquake had occurred
in Japan which ls said to have been the severest
since 1855. Reports are meagre. Several vil?
lages were destroyed. The volcano on the
Island of Nypshone, quiet for a century, was In
The captain of the bark Benefactress reports
a volcano at sea, two hundred miles from Yok?
ohama. Some portions of the volcano, rising
above the sea, were seen from the deck of the
vessel. The water around the volcano seemed
THE BLUE RIDGE INJUNCTION.
COLUMBIA, June 15.
Judge Melton this morning flied his order
dissolving the injunction against the Blue
REFORM IN BEAUFORT.
Mass Meeting at Hickory Hill-Appoint?
ment of Delegates to Columbia-A
Colored Speaker Unmasks the Rascal.
Ules of thc Radicals.
[REPORTED FOR THE NEWS.]
In response to u published call, a mass meet
Ins of the citizens of Beaufort County was
held at Hickory Hill, on the 11th instant, to
elect delegates to the Stale Reform Conven?
tion to be held at Columbia on the 15th inlRuit.
About noon Mr. A. J. Gill called for order, and
moved that J. C. Davant, Esq., be invited to
take the chair. This m otion having prevailed
by a unanimous vote, the chairman proceeded
to state succinctly the objects of the meeting,
to Impress the necessities of retrenchment and
reform, to urge the indispensability of co?
operation for success, to trace the lines of the
proposed party as indifferent to the bounda?
ries or all national parties, and to exhort the
people to rise in their majesty to vindicate
their supremacy, and to drive out every
Mr. B. R. Lewis was requested to act as sec?
retary, and the chairman announced that the
meeting was ready for business.
Mr. II. Bostick moved that a suitable com?
mittee be appointed to nominate delegates to
represent the county In the approaching Con?
vention at Columbia. This motion prevailed,
and the chairman appointed Messrs. B. R.
Bostick, Marcus French, 0. H. Hoover, Ellas
Ryan. J. L. Fitts. Pat Terry, F. Johnston, Hec?
tor Loadholdt, J. J. Gooding, Seaborn Dray?
ton, P. E. Terry, Warner Giles, S. J. Lewis,
ami Edward Dopson.
The committee having retired, Dr. H.
W. C. Folk moved that a committee ol
three be appointed to wait on Colonel H. C.
Smart, with an invitation to address the meet?
The Commitle on Delegation reported as fol?
lows: Colonel G. P. Elliott, Colonel II C.
Smart, J. C. Davant, Esq., Rev. Elias Ryan,
Hi-nrv McBride, S. C. Millett, Colonel J. A.
'fison, Erwin Robertson, Colonel C. J. Colcock,
H. lt. Williams, Major W. G. Roberds, Marcus
French, Rev. Seaborn Drayton. Phillp Jen?
nings, Colonel A. M Martin, and Rev. Abram
The motion was to adopt the report, when
ColoneLSinart rose, returned his thanks for
Hie distinction showed him, led the audience
through all the ramifications of State and Na?
tional politics, along the pathways ol' virtuous
and wise statesmanship, by the resting places
of Jefferson and Henry, Webster and Clay,
Mayne and Calhoun, and implored these spir?
its to. hover over the destinies ol'smitten South
Caroiina, and Inspire lier to rise from the
ashes ot her former self. He demonstrated to
every mind, bv clear, forcible, convincing con
trast between tbe past and the present, the in?
roads upon every Individual's pocket, made by
the taxation ol' men chosen only because of
the adoption of a party name-the name of a
party brought forth by national politics, reared
to huge proportions for national ends, and
having no connection with the interests of
South Carolina. He' then- appealed to those
but recently born Into citizenship to know how
long they would regard with suspicion those
they knew best, and how long trust the
"sounding brass and tinkling cymbal" of se?
Colonel Smart was followed by Rev. Elias
Ryan, colored, who said that he had voted the
Radical ticket every time, but, with the help of
God, he'd never vote it again. He said every?
body had been taxed for having anything and
for expecting anything; they had been forced
to pay for schools, and j et. there are no schools;
lo support the infirm, and yee they are unaid?
ed. He wanted to know where the money
had gone, If not In some vagabond Radical's
railroad speculation or in his pocket. He said,
if such would only go back to their rail-split?
ting or manuro-carting, all classes would live
here In peace and plenty, and like brothers
all born in the same countrv; and that South
Carolinians who had made South Carolina
a prosperous and happy State, and kept
her so a long time, could do it again with?
out any Radical taxation. For his part, he knew
his friends and gentlemen from mean, sneak?
ing "pocket-pickers." He said he was asham?
ed that some of the white men In the county
would not come out to meetings or to vote,
because they haven't got much to pay tax on
and don't care. Who is the taxpayer after all ?
Not the man who makes that box of matches,
and has to buy a stamp to put on it. When
you come to buy it don't you have to pay lor
the stamp and the box of matches, too ? And
that makes us laborers pay for a stamp to put
on the sweat of our faces.
Tbe report of the Committee on Delegation
was then called up and unanimously adopted,
when the meeting adjourned.
THE HATH OE THE* WAE.
A Reminiscence by John Mitelu I.
The following extract from the war Journal
of John Mitchel, the distinguished Irishman,
will be read with interest:
RICHMOND, January. 1864.
During the late months, I have obtained,
from time to time, only few intimations, and
at long intervals, of how It has fared wita my
family In Ireland. A mercantile firm in Balti?
more has been good enough to receive letters
for me, and then to send them to me through
the guarded Unes as occasion offered. So I
knew not, all through the month of January,
that my wife, with my two little daughters,
was at sea, on board one of the small blockade
running steamers, on their way to Virginia. I
should never bare given my sanction to their
enterprise, if I had known of it; yet the step
they took was very natural. My wife knew
that not only tier eldest daughter was dead in
Paris, bul that ber youngest son had fallen In
the held at Gettysburg. She could not know
at what moment she might hear of the slaugh?
ter nf lier two other sons, both engaged In the
very fore-lrontof the war-one In South Caro?
lina, the other in Virginia: and at last she had
determined, without consulting me. to attempt
the running of the blockade by means of such
vessels as were available. Our Irlends in Ire
laud had heard a great deal of our privations In
these blockaded ?states; a matter which was al?
ways greatly exaggerated In the North, and
those privations hau been dwelt upon compla?
cently In Yankee newspapers. They all
thought we were almost starving and almost
naked; and at last my wife had determined to
run the gauntlet. She would at least see her
children belore. .they would be all killed,
aud would bring us some supplies. Ac?
cordingly she had set to work In If eland, by
help ol our friends there, to collect such stores
ol'various kinds as were said lo be most scarce
amongst us. She had purchased materials for
Clothing, boots und slioc?, u'u und cottee, (l'or
the ntorles of our rye coffee Imo Peen current
over the world,) and had caused these stores
to be packed In cases and shipped ut Plymouth
on board the Vesta, oue of tho little swift
Confederate steam vessels, bound to Wilming?
ton, N. C. She brought away our youngest
daughter from her convent school in Paris,
and started with the two girls In this misera?
ble little Vesta, knowing that she was running
imminent risk ot capture by tbe Yankee block?
ading squadron. Ol'all this I knew nothing,
and so much the better for me. I believed my
family to be still amongst our friends In Ire
They made their voyage salely and pleasant?
ly enough as far as Bermuda; and, after a de?
lay of a few days there, set forth again to en?
counter the greater and most serious danger,
that ot capture by the Yankee blockade-run?
ning squadron. Coming near the coast of
North Carolina, the lillie Vesta verysoou
found herself chased by some eight or ten
Federal shlps-of-war. For several hours she
was under Ure, and shot and shell tore through
her rlgglug; but the Vesta was very fleet, was
gaining ground upon her pursurers, and
having good prospect now of running Into
Cape Fear River, when it was found that
the fuel was exhausted. A large part of
the cargo consisted of bacon, shipped for
the Confederate Commissary Department.
This bacon was, without scruple, used as
fuel, and was thrown Into the fire. Steam
was thus kept up, and the Utile Vesta actu?
ally ran past and through her pursurers; and
when night fell was ont of their reach and on
the direct course for Cape Fear River. Now,
the captain of the Vesta was an Englishman
an officer supplied by Messrs. Collie & Co., who
bud built and loaded ihe vessel for the Cunlud
erate service. The first mate was an English?
man; and, so soon as night came un, and il
was evident that the Vesta had run through
the blockading squadron, aud lhere was noth?
ing to hinder lier to come to her port, this cap?
tain and ibis mate made themselves drunk, and
it became evident tliat some mischief was afoot.
When men are about to commit some pecul?
iarly atrocious vllluny, lt ls always a great
comfort to them to make themselves drunk.
Alarm soon began to spread on board the Vesta.
My wile und iwo daughters were the only ladles
o? board; but lt fortunately happened thal
three or four "Confederate naval officers were
passengers, who had been at Bermuda upon
some special mission. These gentlemen placed
themselves at tho disposition of my wife, and
kepi an eye on the doings of the captain. Soon
he and the llrst mate were rolling and tumb?
ling in their drunkenness; all discipline and
order were lost; and at last the vessel was
? turned straight for the beach, "bows-on," and
run ashore. 'Ihe few passengers bad scarcely
time allowed them to come ashore in boats,
willi such small bugguge as they bad lu their
staterooms, and were thrown out upon a
baro, sandy Island, In Hie middle ol' a bleak
winter's night, when Hie drunken captain
whose name was Eustace-set fire to ship
aud cargo; and then my wile, crouching on
Hie bare sand, with ber two little girls, saw
the Vesta set lire to by the captain, and all
that she bad In the world burned up. Th?
otlicers I have mentioned stood by lier,
and even attempted to save something for her,
but in vuln. A miserable niglil they spent
on that naked beach, without Shelter and with?
out Ure. They were all nearly dead when morn?
ing broke and showed Hiern that they were not
even on Hie shore of North Carolina, but on one
of those sandy spits which bonier the main?
land, divided from it by shallow lagoons. They
found means to cross inls lagoon, but were
then sixty miles from Wilmington, on thc
dreary strand, where u sluggish creek called Lit?
tle River makes the boundary line be?
tween North aud South Caroliua. A more
dismal situation could scarcely be con?
ceived, and but for Hie worthy young
Confederate officers, it would be han!
to say what might have become ol them.
Captain and mate had disappeared. A short
way inland, however, they found a mis?
erable nut: und some ol' the gentlemen having
established the helpless ones in this sheller,
sel out to look for a wagon to bring the party
through the marshes in thc direction ol' Wil?
mington. It was a sad and sorry Journey, and
there was not much to eat; but, at last, "by
good heart and Our Ladye's grace," they won
as far us Wilmington; and Hum, for the first
lime. 1, who still thought Hiern safe and quiet
in the County Down, had a telegraphic mes?
sage that my wife and two daughters were at
Wilmington, and would come on by the nexi
train lo Richmond. Here was to be an arrival !
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O?TH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
0 ENE RAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
CHARLESTON, S. C., May ll, 1870. j
On and after Sunday, May 1.5th, the Passenger
Trains upon the South Carolina Railroad w?l run
as rou owe:
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Arrive at Augusta.4.25 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
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