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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE MAN TO BEAT GRANT.
THE CHANCES OF THE CANDIDATES
FOE THE CINCINNATI NOMINATION.
Obstacles to bc Overcome by the Iliberal
Movement-Probable Walling of tbe
Disappointed-Balancing the Avail,
ability of Davis and Adams-Both
Have Disadvantages-A. Compromise
on Chase-The Talk In the Newspa?
pers-Glimpses of Gotham.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW TOBE, April 27.
There seems to be some apprehension among
the friends of the Liberal Republican move
ment that the enormous crowd which will as?
semble at Cincinnati on Wednesday and Its
.chaotic composition will lead to serious dis?
agreements. An excellent opportunity will be
afforded to wily emissaries from the Grant
camp to spread dissensions, and the country
must not be suprised, therefore, no matter
Who ls nominated, to hear of dissatisfaction
and even bolting. But after a lew weeks the
excitement will cool off, the public mind will
be clarified by discussion, and the real strength
of tbe^moveraent be developed.
Considerable opposition to the nomination
of Ur. Adams ls beginning to show itself
among the Democrats here and at the West.
Th > course of the World and Mr. Belmont lu
ad TL-lng the selection of Mr. Adams as the
combined opposition candidate has the en?
dorsement ot the Cincinnati Enquirer and
several Eastern Democratic journals, but the
Chicago Times threatens to refuse to support
him, and the Brooklyn Eagle, the most influ?
ential of our suburban papers, in Its issue ot
yesterday, declares that of all the persons
named in connection with the Cincinnati
nomination, Mr. Adams is the most objection?
able to Democrats. The opinion of the Eagle
Is probably Influenced by the circumstance
that Ita editor is an Irishman, and the Irish
are opposed to Mr. Adams on account of his
alleged want of sympathy for the Fenian pris?
oners in England.
Undoubtedly Judge Davis would best salt
the majority of Democrats, because lt ls be?
lieved that he would give the country a thor?
oughly Democratic administration; but then
the Northwestern Germans threaten to bolt if
be ls selected at Cincinnati. Perhaps when
the convention meets tbe opposition to Adams
from the Irish, and to Davis from the Ger?
mans, may Influence the delegates to throw
both aside, and unite on Brown, Trumbull,
Palmer or Chase.
The situation shifts every nour, but at the
present writing appearances. Indicate that if
Adams ls nominated, a very heavy Be publican
vote will be d?tached from Grant, while there
will be a correspondingly large opposition to
bis election developed Inside the Demooratlo
ranks, and il the National Democratic Conven
tlon endorses him, a split in the party and a
call for another convention to nominate a
straight Democrat. If Davis is nominated
be will get the full strength of the Democratic
Tote In the Union and a small Republican
Tote, probably enough, however, to turn the
scales. Trumbull would be more acceptable
to the malcontent Republicans, and secure a
good though not enthusiastic support, from
the Democrats. Brown would carry the
Democracy en masse and the Germans, and
run well lu the West, but would not be popu
lar with Eastern Republicans. The same may
be said ot Chase, who, after all, may be agreed
upon as a compromise between the factions
at Cincinnati. "He has fully recovered his
mental and bodily health, but as he has had
one stroke of paralysis lt Is a question lt he
could bear the strain on the Presidency, and
If the Vice-president would not reign In his
stead before the close of the term. If the
Chief Justice is nominated, the second place
on the ticket will be of unusual importance
Most of the city newspapers h?ve taken
aides In the Presidential controversy. The
Times is Grant's own. The course of the Her?
ald is Influenced by young Bennett's preposte?
rous desire to be sent to France as envoy ex?
traordinary and minister plenipotentiary, a
position which, lt la-understood, the President
bas bargained to give bim. The Standard,
which announces its coming demise on the 1st
of Miry, and the Commercial Advertiser, are
also in the administration interest. News?
paper strength, ho we ve^, leans the other way.
The Democratic Journals, the World, News,
Express and Journal of Commerce, of course;
oppose the administration, and are favorable
to a coalition with the Liberal Republicans.
The powerful Tribune represents the Liberal
sentiment, and ls effectively sustained by the
Nation, the most important of the weekly
pi ess. The Evening Post, whose venerable
editor ls known to detest Grant, has seated
itself on the fence within a few days, appar?
ently to walt for the result of the Cincinnati
The public mind ls so- engrossed with the
political situation that little interest Is being
taken in the local and domestic topics which
help to AU out the newspaper columns. There
ls a scandalous local play at Niblo's, which
people are talking about some. Fisk, Stokes
and Mansfield are the characters, and the ac?
tion turns on the recent disgraceful events
which culminated in the murder of the Prince
The charter election, which ls to revolution?
ize the city government, has been fixed by the
Legislature" for May 31st. About forty-can?
didates for mayor are in the field. Inclusive of
-General John A. Dix and Jones, of the Times.
To-morrow the public libraries will be thrown
open to the people for the first time
on .Sunday. The breaking down of tbe
old Sabbatarian barrier has been effect,
ed largely by the efforts of Henry Ward Beech,
er, who professes to believe In Innocent Sun?
day recreation. The opera season closes with
this week, and Nilsson wings her flight to
Europe next Wednesday. I am pleased to
"learn, though, that the popular singer has be?
come thoroughly Americanized in feeling
since her residence here, and considers this
ber future home. The next operatic celebrity
in Europe under engagement lor the Ameri?
can market is Lucca. She will come next
MB, BELMONT'S VIEWS.
What He Consider? the Best Policy for
? Cincinnati Dispatch to the New York Her?
Belmont was Interviewed here in tbe inter?
est of Charles Francie Adams, and cautiously
replied lo (he questions put to him thus: Mr.
Adams was a statesman of whom any coumry
might be proud; that he bad afiueiamtiy of
SODS, and ought to have the credit of keeping
up the pride Of hie ancestry, Ac. Neverthe?
less, lt ls tbe general bellet that Davis is Mr.
Belmont's first choice and Trumbull the sec?
ond choice. He spoke with gcod sense to the
following effect: That he was In favor of the
Cincinnati Convention being what lt bad start?
ed out to be-a Liberal Republican movement,
simply and wholly, and unaffected and unin?
fluenced by Democratic opinion; that he
hoped the convention would organize with
skilfulness, so that It would avoid the appear
'ance of a mass movement, and be apt for nus!
ness and rapid, clean action; that he had no
sympathy with Democrats pressing the claims
of their favorites npon the convention, but
thought they ought to take a back seat until
after the nomination. Finally, that he favor?
ed the Democrats doing precisely what they
had done in Missouri-casting their vote for
the Cincinnati nominee, all other things being
equal and consistent-and thus breaking the
Republican hack-bone. "No candidate," said
Mr. Belmont, "after election, can run a popu?
lar government without relying la great part
npon the element which eave him his
strength. The Missouri and Virginia move?
ments are the acts of statesmanship that stand
out most conspicuously in the last eight years
of the Democratic party."
THE WHITE HOUSE IN A FLURRY.
Grant Alarmed and Courting the Dem?
ocratic Leaders-His Only Hope In the
Ola Uncompromising Bourbons.
[Correspondence New York Sun.]
WASHINGTON, April 26.
The Cincinnati Convention monopolizes the
attention, of the occupants, of the White
House. Grant ls exceedingly nervous, and
manifests a disposition to talk on this subject
alone to all visitors. He 1B especially desir?
ous of knowing the views of Democratic poli?
ticians, and it ls an undeniable fact that un?
usual efforts have been made to court certain
would-be leaders of that patty during the
past week. The object bas very likely been
to feel their pulse on the question of
uniting the Democratic party with the Lloeral
Republicans. Day before yesterday W. E.
Nlolack. representative from the First Indi?
ana District, called upon the President on
some official business, and he declares that
Grant Introduced the subject of tbe-Cinclnnatl
Convention three several times, and seemed
very anxious to have his views on the possi?
bility of the Democracy endorsing the liberal
nominations. The only hope the Administra?
ron party has ts.in the old uncompromising
Bourbon spirit of the Democratic party. They
cannot conceive lt possible that that party
viii, with anything like unanimity, endorse or
support the Cincinnati nominee. They admit
.hat their case ls hopelet s if this should come
:o pass, but always add, "As well expect the
1 Presidential Back Down Probable.
WASHINGTON, April 29.
The Indications of a back down from the po?
sition taken by Grant regarding consequential
lainages in the Alabama claims cases are
julie strong, and their withdrawal 1B now
Curtin Oat Of the Canvass.
WA9HINOTON? April 29. ]
A special dispatch from Pittsburg says that i
Jurtlo'a* name will not be presented to the I
cincinnati Convention as a candidate for the i
NOTES FROM CINCINNATI.
Sow the Convention will be made of 11
Manageable Size-Tho Danger of
Over-Confidence. . 11
The organization ot the great Liberal Con-1 j
.entloD, it was generally supposed, would I ?
rive a deal of trouble. On this point the Cin-1 ?
ilnnati correspondent of the New York Her-1 j
The citizens o t each State, known to be 11
inch and In sympathy with the movement, will 11
neet the day or night before the convention 11
mens at the several places of meeting pre-11
cribed for them by the resident committee, 11
md elect, upon some uniform scale of repre-1 <
entatlon, delegates to the convention. As 11
here are no differences, there will be no con- 11
esta, and the ratio will be mide liberal 11
mough to admit a very considerable number. 11
The' well-informed correspondent of the I
.Tibune writes: j
The problem of reducing this unwieldy I
naas into working coherence ls now trying I
he capacities of the managers. There is no
oubt that the usual rules for the government 11
if deliberative assemblies put into execution I f
rill simplify the matter. It has been taclUy I i
greed that the States are to select represent-11
,tlve delegates, who shall be assigned a com-11
lactBpace in the body of the han, while the I <
nasa of auxiliary del?gales will aid by their I <
tresence the counsels of the assembly. The I i
?t?mate of the number that are to be here la 11
tap?ndoos. The building Intended for voe t
eBsions of the convention, which ia very much I \
arger than any public edifice of the sort In I
he country, will Beal comfortably something I
Ike seven thousand people, and the galleries I
ind floors will bold nearly four thousand ad- I
iltlonal. Overconfidence seems to be the
QOBt serious dangar that the Liberal Beform ,
novement will bave to encounter. As earn-1
eily and hopefully as the Eastern iriendsofl.
ieforra regard the results ot the coming con-1
rentioo, their trust ls feeble ia comparison I
vlth the robust faith of the Western Liberals. I,
?he baif-bint from Washington that General I
kant is Indifferent to a second term, and the I,
tontlnued accession to the Liberal movement I,
n the Western and ?Southern States, have I.
riven the cause such an Impetus aa only the I
nost Btupendous blundering caa counteract. I.
?nlB confidence ls already Jeopardizing the I
larmony of the gathering, through the I
eckless ardor of the fragmentary dele
rations now present. The "Politician I
Slement," which at first held aloof,
tow that the movement overshadows
he country with Its proportions, come boldly
o the front and insolently demand the man
ige rae nt. - Pelf and office are unmistakably I
be object of these barnacles under the ban-1
ter ot reform as unaer that of the offlce
?older. The present discussion about candi
lates Is largely started by this species, though
iot wholly, for some ot the most upright and I
inselflsh meu Identified with the movement I
hink that should be the first bus'luexB seit.ed. |
The diversity and multiplicity ol opinion thus
ar Indicate more fertility ot suggestion than 11
tppreclation of the issues at slake. It is cer- ,
iain, however, from this very helplessness ot I
?holce, that up to tnls time there- have been
io "bargains" or "slates," such as "regular" I
lonventlons are in the habit of springing upon I
a bewildered body of delegates.
It is useless to tell how the etty ls prepar- I
ng for the invaders; the utmost cordiality and I
mtbuslasm are manifested, and unbounded I ,
coffers ol assistance have been made to the I
nanagers of the convention by the citizens, I
egardless of party. Unlimited facilities both I
n quarters and money are offered. Colonel I
?rosvenor, who has had to do with the etti-1
?ens In the matter, tells me that the generosity 1 '
>f the city embarrasses him. He onlv asked I
or a hall, and they have placed the Exposi
lon building at his disposal, with other public
tails proportionately spacious. More than
Ive thousand dollars have been expended lu I !
he adorning of the convention building, all I,
lupplled by the citizens.
The Influx of Delegates Beginnings I ,
Schurz and Brown on the Ground I I
with Large Followings. 11
CINCINNATI, April 2R. !
The convention week has op-ued here with I
inmlstakable signs oi being one of the most '
ixcitlag in the history of the city. The ad?
vance guard of delegations from the various
states, wblcb arrived la-t night, han b?*en re- ,
nforced this morning by large numbera ot :
Jthera interested In the approaching conven-1
;ion. Whitelaw Reid; managing editor of the ,
rr i bu ne, and David Dudley Field, Esq., the !
?minent New York lawyer, are amoug the
The friends of Gratz Brown, from Missouri,
lave mustered in force, and number six or
teven hundred. 11
Seven hundred Davis delegates will come I
'rom Illinois, representing t*o-i hirds of the
State, and about three hundred Trumbull del-1
?gates, according to the statements ot his j
rtends. This disparity of numbers has occa- j
doned much surprise and remark, and Is par- j
lally attributed to Trumbull's de-ire not to I
?ontest the nomination. He has written, say
og that his name must be withdrawal unleSB
ils support ls decided.
It is understood that New York and Penn?
sylvania will ultimately act together, though
io agreement has yet been reached; If they
lo unite, that combined power, aided by Indi?
ana and other,States holding similar preter
sncen, will be both prompt aud decisive.
Very few prominent Democrats are here.
Frank Blair came with Schurz All the pre?
tended Democratic dictation was fabricated
for effect and In me interest "ot a particular
No desire to intrude presence or opinion has
been manifested, and the convention will act
wholly free from external pressure, j j
WHAT THE PAPERS SAT.
The "Cincinnati conundrum" is the latest
title Tor the Liberal Convention, and Horace
Greeley is expected to solve lt.
The Cincinnati Times thinks the mass
meetiog in Porkopolls should be called the
"Dolly Varden Convention"-it will be com?
posed of so many different colors.
A Western paper asserts that the Demo?
cratic managers at Washington have Bent
money Into the South to pay tbe expenses of j
delegates from that section to Cincinnati who
will vote for Davis.
The Boston Post (Democratic) speaks of j
the Cincinnati Convention as a tide ot enthusi?
asm that rises higher dally all over the conn- j
try, and regards it as a movement of the
people-"silent, steady and determined."
The St. Joseph (Mo.) Herald thinks the
"Cincinnati movement will compel the Repub?
licans to be tolerant; to permit a wider lati?
tude of opinion and expression on all topics
than has heretofore been allowed by dogmati?
cal and narrow-minded leaders."
The Cincinnati Commercial (anti-adminis?
tration) remarks, in regard to the convention,
that "it is the political enigma of the times,
and that there will be more excitement and
feeling about its proceedings tban there has
been tn regard to any popular assemblage or
representative body since the war.
Speaking of the Cincinnati gathering, the
St. Louis Republican (paeslvist) says no con?
vention for the last fifty years has met under
more favorable auspices. It is, in every sense [
of the phrase, "a people's convention, owned
by no party, directed by no faction, hampered
by no selfish interests, but seeking only the
greatest good of tbe greatest number."
Tbe St. Louis Republican thus maps out |
what the Cincinnati Convention should do:
"The platform framed for it ought to be brief,
simple and pointed. There ls little daDger of
leaving too much unsaid, for, when the move?
ment getB fairly started, lt will have Its
own say about all vital questions belore the
people. Its real platform will be framed by
itself, and will be au aggregate of the whole
national and local opposition to the policy of j
the present administration. It is of much lm
Dortance that a good ticket should be presen-1
ted-a ticket representing, as far as pos-Ible,
the virtues which Its antagonists do not pos-1
Bess-Intelligent statesmanship, reepect for |
the laws, stainless personal reputation, and
high official probity.
OPINIONS ?FTRE STATE PRESS.
Seize the Opportunity.
[from the Camden Journal ]
We see no reason to believe that we, the
minority In South Carolina, can benefit our?
selves otherwise than o y pursuing [a course
similar to that Indicated by un a abort time
since, to wit: Run no ticket, wage no cam?
paign, but whenever and wherever an oppor?
tunity presents itself to better ourselves in a 1
local election, seize it and turn it to the best ]
Let Us Have Best:
[From the Newberry Herald.]
If the sensible and moderate colored citi?
zens want reform In the State Government,
and are anxious for the white people to assist
In achieving so desirable a consummation, and
ask for lt, let lt be given, and it will be given.
Further than this we can do nothing, and it is 1
the sheerest folly to attempt anything. Aside ,
[rora this we may well discard politics, and let ?
elections alone, better never vote again than
that, In the attempt to do well, our people i
mould be made to suffer as we are now suffer?
ing. Let the Republicans have the whole field
o themselves, and, if they spilt, and fight ^
among themselves, it is their own fight and t
not ours. What we want now particularly is ?
rest-rest from politics. Every energy should
ie concentrated on labor and the development (
>f agriculture and trade. Especially let the i
farmer go to work now and make food crops,
and work with a will, and make everything 1 "
all. and our word for lt a different aspect will I
present Itself ere long. 11
THE MISSOURI "REGULATORS." [
ST. Louis, April 29.
The railroad managers have discharged all
.he employees attached to the train on which Ic
Stevenson, Cline and Dutro were murdered 11
n Cass County, they having received orders
,o do so from some of the regulators. Seve?
ral .railroad officials fled from Sedalia, Mo., ?
>n Saturday In consequence ot reports that t
tome of the Cass County outlaws were there t
'or the purpose of assassinating them.- Among
.hose who len was R. S. Stevens, manager of
;he Missouri. Kansas and Texas Railroad Com- t
DON CARLOS AND THE CARLISTS.
LONDON, April 29
A dispatch from Paris to the Times says that 1
Don Carlos ls not in Spain, but the govern- t
nents of both that country and France know .
exactly where be is.
PARIS, April 29. '
An official decree has been Issued warning all
Frenchmen against participating in the Insur?
rectionary movement 1B Bpaln, and providing
leavy penalties for all violations of the decree.
Colonel Cbarette, formerly of the Papal ser- I c
eice, bas engaged to keep the Pontifical troops I ,
aow In France from taking up arms for either
tide in the struggle.
THE ERUPTION ABATING.
NAPLES, April 29.
The fires 'of Vesuvius are slackening. A J
new crater opened near Learsigna to day,
but with every fresh openiog the violence
af the eruptions seems to abate. Yesterday
tbe entire mountain was concealed from
sight by the clouds of smoke which settled
around it. This morning the heavens were
darkened by dense clouds of smoke and ashes,
and a strong wind carried the showers of
burning cinders and scoria as far as Scofele I <
and Palermo. The precaution was taken of 11
Hooding the government powder magazine at r
Scofele. The volume of stream lava near San
Sebastian ls sixteen leet deep, and the village
ls still in danger. The devastation has been
terribie. Thousands of acres ot cultivated
lauds have been overwhelmed by ashes and
lava, and vineyards and farms are burled out?
right. The loss of life must have beeheavy,
but lt ls as yet impossible to ascertain the
number of victims.
The King, wbo arrived In Naples yesterday,
has gone to San Sebastian to direct means for
Lhe relief of the inhabitants.
THE GEORGIA STATE BONDS.
A Koie-Colore<i View by the State
WASHINGTON, April 29.
Judge Lochrane, attorney for Henry Clews
i Co.. financial agents ot tie State of Georgia,
remained over In Washington on bis return
from New York, where he has been during
lhe session of the bond committee, recently
convened there, lor the purpose of Investiga?
ting the bonded Indebtedness of Georgia. He
speaks highly ol' the fidelity and accuracy of I
their investigation, and has no doubt that '
their report will be satisfactory to the people,
as lt will show the bonded Indebtedness less
by one half than was anticipated. In Loch-1
rane's opinion it- will show the State debt to
be about seventeen millions all told, and be
has no hesitation In stating that the people
will do justice to every bona fide bondholder
wbo has advanced money contributing to the
Fourteen millions Registered So Par.
NEW YORK, April 29.
The committee of the Georgia Legislature,
which has been in this city during the past
three weeks examining and registering bonds
issued and negotiated during ex-Governor
Bullock's term ol'office, concluded their laborB
in New York la>t Saturday. The committee
have examined and registered nearly ten mil?
lion dollars in Georgia State and railroad
bonds, all of which were held In this city and
vicinity, and on Thursday and Saturday sworn
testimony, taken before American consuls in
Europe, was received from foreign holders of
about four million dollars in bonds. This
makes a total registration of about fourteen
million dollars of bonds, the chief part of I ?
which, it is said, have been legally issued and 1
negotiated, and holders who bought them lo
(rood .'ulta will receive pay In lull, while those 11
that have been Illegally issued, il'any, will be
"DOLL TIMES." it Is said, "are the beBt for
advertisers." Because when money ls tight,
and the people are forced to economize, they
always read the advertisements to ascertain
who sells the cheapest, and where they can
trade to the best advantage.
THE KP-KL?? CASES.
SPECULATIONS ABOUT TOE SUPREME
An Indecisive Meeting-The Prospects
Of the Greer Case-Probability that
the Court will Divide and Order a
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 29.
The Supreme Court met to-day and ad?
journed over till next Monday, when they
will me?t for the purpose of delivering opin?
ions. They will then adjourn finally.
As to the probable action of the court in the
case of T. Jefferson Greer, it is Impossible to
form a correct opinion. On the government
side, the Impression prevails that the court
will divide, In which case reargument will be
ordered for next term.
The Judges are reticent on the subject; but,
from what can be learned from the best in?
formed sources, the chances are about even
that there ?ill be no decision. All this, how
aver, ls matter of opinion merely, and must
be so taken. _PALMETTO.
THE ARRESTS IS LAURENS COUNTY.
Some of the Brautlea ot American Citi?
zenship in South Carolina In 1873.
The circumstances of the arrest, the so
called examination, and the subsequent incar?
ceration of the twelve gentlemen from Lau?
rens County, now in confinement in the Fed
?ral prison in this city, furnish a striking
chapter in the history of the Eu-Elux cru?
sade DOW In progress In the upper portion ot
his State. These gentlemen are all from the
Township of Clinton, and are among the very
jest citizens of the place. The county at the
;lme of their arrest was in the most profound
condition of peace; trade was proceeding
inlet]y ia Its usual channels; the citizens were
ndustriously engaged in seasonable prepara
lons for their coming crops, and there was
io possible Indication of that condition of
'armed conspiracy and resistance to thc
awn" which, by the act of April 20,1871, josti
les the President in placing any section of
he country under martial law. The county
ivas, however, under martial law, with the
writ of habeas corpus suspended, and the
ives and liberties of Its citizens In the hands
cf the marshals and their military forces; and
cn the 31st of March a company of cavalry
lashed into the quiet village streets, picketed
he roads bi all directions, preventing all
egress, and began a series of almost Indis?
criminate arrests. In some cases warrants
vere shown to the victims, in other and more
cumerous cases no show of authority was
nade, except the display of force, which
ihowed the arrested parties bow futile lt
vouid be to attempt resistance even If such a
hought had crossed their minde; and when
hirty or more of the most respectable citizens
jf the place bad been arrested, they were hur?
led off from their homes, farms, stores and
ivorkBhops and thrown into the county Jail.
Thence they were taken to the Jail in Newber
?y County, and from this point, which seemed
0 be a rendezvous for the prisoners from the
.wo counties, they .were a?erffards taken to
Columbia, where they weft again thrown into
1 common Jail to remain until it pleased their
laptors to give them a mockery of an examina
Ion before the Uatrea States commissioner,
if ter a strange series of delays the twelve
rentlemen who are now in Charleston, were
j rou got before the United States commission
rr, and there for the first time they learned
vhat the charges were against them, who
heir accusers were, and what the nature of
heir testimony was. The charges proved to
ce a conspiracy against the Eu-Klux act ol
Hay 30, 1871, and the witnesses three of the
noBt disreputable colored men that could be
muted up In Laurens County. One of the wit
lesses was a man, then and now, under an in
lictmentfor a midnight robbery, and the other
;wo were miserable wretches, whose reputa?
ron even among the colored, people was
is notoriously bad as could well be lm
iglned. Their testimony . was a mass of
?lumsy fabrications evidently put into their
nouths by parties whose malignity far ex?
ceeded their power ol plausible invention,
md the whole evidence was a bundle of self
evident absurdities, which, lt is sale to say,
n any Northern court of Justice would not
tave been listened to for five minutes. The
mpreaslon in the audience, as we are
niormod, (not by the prisoners or by
any parties in any way interested in these
?ases, but by a Northern gentleman, whose
He-long Republicanism is unquestioned,) was
hat the prisoners would, of course, be dis?
charged, and the principal witness against
hem remanded to his trial for theft; but that
vas far from being the case. They were car
led back lo the Columbia jail, and there In a
lay or twa alter their so-called examination,
hey were told that they were to be taken to
Charleston to be tried for conspiracy and <
nurder 1 Ball was refused, and the rigors of
heir confinement Increased from that mo
nent until on the al te moon of last Wednesday
bey were taken from the Jail, ironed in pairs
cy handcuffs around their wrists, and marched
brough the streets of Columbia to the rail?
road depot. Here they were huddled into the
cars and brought to this city with their mana?
cles still chafing and galling their wrists dur
ng the whole twelve hours of the Journey,
igain paraded through the streets, where, as
las already been reported, their progress was
ittended by the hootinga of a surging mob of
colored men and women, and taken to the Fed?
eral prison, where at last their irons were re
noved. At that prison they still remain, no
ndictments furnished to them and no oppor
;uulty given to them to prepare for trial, and
-here they will, doubtless, stay until lt may
mit the caprice of the powers that be to
lummon them to court on trial lor their lives,
arith, perhaps, ten minutes' notice.
These are the simple facts In regard lo these
cases, which 'have either come under our own
cbservatlon or have been reported to us by
entirely trustworthy and uninterested gentle
nen. They are no more flagrant than are the
circumstances of a hundred other causeless
outragea committed in this plundered but
peaceful State under pretence of punishing
ilsorders said to have occurred a year or two
igo ; but they are noticeable from the fact that !
.hese victims are gentlemen of Intelligence,
refinement and virtue, and as far removed in
.he Boclal scale from the wretched vagabonds
ivbo were members of the Eu-Elux Elans,
md who do not hesitate to say so and rehearse
.heir deeds of blood with horrid gusto, as can
well be Imagined. They are the intelligent,
:hrlfty, respectable m?n of their community,
ind these qualities, which lift them above
their,neighbors and make them targets for the
malice of meaner minds, constitute their only"
crimes. Their names and occupations are as
Eollows : Dr. J. T. Craig, merchant; Mr. J. A.
Fritz, mechanic; Mr. R. B. Blakely, merchant;
Mr. M. 8. Pierson, larmer; Mr. H. Buber, far- j
mer;Ur. 6. H. Davidson, mechanic; Ur. M. M.
Buford, (of Newberry,) farmer; Mr. L. Young,
farmer; Mr. J. Compton, mechanic; Mr. J. J.
Adair, farmer; Mr. S. A. Oliver, music teacher,
and Mr. R. H. Williams, larmer.
These gentlemen have one large room in
prison to their own use, and* are treated
well as the other prisoners, with every poBsl
slble degree of consideration by Lieutenant
Callahan and the soldiers of bis command wh<
constitute the keepers of the Jail. Indeed
is to be noticed, as a fact, reflecting credit
the officers and soldiers of the Federal army
tb at their treatment of the unfortunate pris?
oners whom it 1? made their duty to take
charge of is Invariably Just, kind and eonsld
erate. It is not too much to say, although
course, the soldiers are not at liberty to say
that they regard this as the most disgraceful
duty to which they could be assigned, and
that, as a rule, they entertain a tree soldierly
contempt for this unmanly dragoonadeof
brave but crushed and disheartened people.
A Ku-Klux Arrest la Charleston.
A. D. Henrichs, a member of the night police
force, was arrested yesterday and brought
before the United States commissioner, -
the charge of violating the Ku-KIux act. The
prisoner was arrested on the affidavit of Addi
son Copeland, one of the witnesses from Lau
rena County, who came down to testify In the
Eu-Elux cases, and who swore before the com
missioner he recognized the prisoner as one
the party who killed Wade Perrin on the night
of the 20th of October, 1870, near Clinton,
Laurens County. Henrichs is a quiet young
German, who has been a member of the night
police force since lt was organized, and has
been noticed as a reliable and efficient officer.
The charges against him were corroborated
the testimony of three other colored witnesses
from Laurens, and he was committed by the
commissioner for trial.
Effects of the Writ of Mandamus
Stir in the Official Camp-The Bank
Caucus and Its Results-About the
Blue Ridge Scrip-The Laurens Priso?
ners-Hot Tor Cincinnati.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEX NB WS.]
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 29.
The mandamus served on State Treasurer
Parker by General Stolbrand, tbe superinte
dent of the Penitentiary, which ls made re?
turnable on Wednesday, has, In a manner,
created some commotion among the State
officials to-day. The disposition to keepjsecret
all transactions bearing upon the finances was
sedulously observed, yet enough ls known to
warrant the assen lon that, to keep the mat?
ter from investigation, the superintendent baa
been promised sufficient funds to keep the
Penitentiary afloat. This, however, has to
appear In the return to the Supreme Court on
Wednesday. The State officers held a kind of
a secret meeting over the matter lu Hardy
Solomon's Bank this afternoon, and access to
lt was impossible. Should their overtures not
be accepted, nothing follows but an investiga?
tion of the treasury. Should they be accepted
lt is safe to count on a email army of manda
muses In the future.
Blue Ridge revenue scrip stands pretty
well as a collateral security, and the hopes
that are hinging on the coming issue are
The Investigation lu the cases of the Lau?
rens citizens ls very slow. A disposition
seems to prevail not to press them. Many
cases have been postponed so far ahead as
Saturday and Tuesday next.
The Cincinnati delegation from this city
has left for Cincinnati. SALUDA.
PATRONS OF HUSBANDRY.
The following Subordinate Granges ot Patrons
of Husbandry have lately-been organized by
Colonel D. Wyatt Aiken, deputy at large, for
the Southern Slates.
1. Sumtervllle Grange, No. 2, Summerville
8. C.; John A. Richardson, master; A. White
2. Mayesvllle Grange, No. 3, Mayesvllle, S
C.; W. J. Muldrow, master; B. F. Wilson, sec
Cokesbury Grange, No. 4. Cokesbury, 8
C.; F. A. Conner, master; Dr. W. Sims, secre?
4. Due West Grange, No. 5, Due West B. G.
J. h. Bonner, master; Dr. John A. Robinson
6. Calhoun Grange, No. 6, Calhoun's Mills
8. C.; James McCaslao, master; J. L. Corwin,
6. Long Cane Grange, No. 7, Bradley's Mills,
8. C.; W. K Bradley, master; J. E. Bradley,
7. LowndeRvllle Grange, No. 8, Lowndes
ville, 8. C.;officers not elected when report
8. Greenwood Grange, No. 9, Greenwood,
B. C.; A. M. Aiken, master;S. W. Jordan, sec?
9. Ninety Six Grange, No. 10. Ninety Six,
Columbia and Greenville Railroad, S. C.?J. W.
Calhoun, master; G. M. Jordan, secretary.
Increasing interest In the Order ls now be?
ing manifested, and/colonel Aiken ls expect?
ing to organize throughout the State during
the slimmer and autumn. Those desiring to
establish tbe Order in their respective neigh?
borhoods should address him at Cokesbury,
A State Grange has been organized in Mis?
sissippi, with General Vaughan as master.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, April 29.
An area of quite low barometer will proba?
bly move eastward over the upper lake region
as a severe storm. Cloudy weather and rain
will prevail fr5m the Oblo Valley northward
and westward, and extend eastward over the
northern portion of the Middle States by or on
Tuesday morning, and possibly over the Bouffi?
ern portion. On Tuesday, easterly to souther?
ly winds, with cloudy and threatening weath?
er, are probable for New England; easterly
winds, veering to southerly, with Increased
cloudiness, for the Southern Stales; brisk and
high winds are probable for the upper lakes,
and extend to the lo .ver lakes during to-night
and on Tuesday morning. Cautionary signals
are ordered lor Mllwaukie, Chicago, Grand
Haven, Detroit, Toledo and Cleveland.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of th?
Slgual Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
3 J. 16
NOTB.-The weather report dateu 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted In the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time daring the day. ?
THE KATMAI CAPITAL
A CONGRESSIONAL TRICK DEFEATED.
Trumbull Exposes the Ways that are
Dark-Blore Civil Rights Proposed
The Texas-Pacific Railroad Scheme.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 29.
In the Senate, to-day, a r?solution was of?
fered limiting speeches upon appropriation
bills to fire minutes each. After eome debate,
Trumbull Bald tbe oblect.of tbls new mle was
now plainly disclosed; lt was to give the ma
jori ty of this Senate the power to pot any
legislation whatsoever In an appropriation
bill under the gag of the five minutes' rule,
and he wanted the Senate to so understand lt.
The order was finally modified so as to pro-1
hiblt its application M amendments to an ap- [
propriatlon bill embraclug matter not ger- [
mane. The resolution in that shape passed,
and the Senate adf ourned.
In the House to-day among the bills Intro?
duced was one by Pearce, of Mississippi, 11 to
provide for the greater efficiency.of the public
schools in the several States, and for other
purposes." The bill Is more stringent, if pos?
sible, than Sumner's civil rights bill. It pro?
vides for equality in public and private schools,
horels, cars, steamboats, theatres, ?c., Ac.
The bill was referred to the committee on ed?
ucation and labor, of which Pearce Is chair?
man, and he declares that lt shall be' reported
on the next call of his committee. A bill
was Introduced by Hayes granting all
public lands in Alabama to that State.
Wheeler moved to suspend the rules,
and take up for consideration the Senate bill
supplementary to the act of 3d March, 1671, to
incorporate the Texas Paolflo Railroad Com?
pany, changing the title to that of Texas and
Pacific Railway Company, and making pro?
visions as to the issuing or mortgage and land
grant booda, Ac. The motion was agreed to
without division, and various verbal amend?
ments reported from the committee on the
Pacific Railroad were adopted. After some
explanation and discussion, during which It
was stated by Wheeler that the bill did not
Increase the land grant, the bill was finally
passed by 103 to 23, and now goes back to the
Senate for concurrence In the verbal amend?
ments. The Senate amendment to House
bill, authorizing the commissioners of South?
ern claims to appoint special commissioners
to take testimony, was concurred in; as was
also the Senate amendment to the House bill
for the relief of purchasers of lands sold for j
direct tax?e in the insurrectionary States.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Phillp Kraus, a well-known painter, com?
mitted suicide yesterday In Baltimore.
--The new Russian minister, Baron Von Of
fenbenr, will present his credentials to the
-National banks throughout the country are
required to report their condition at the close
of business on the 19th instant.
-The immense forests covering the Hudson
River Highlands, opposite Poughkeepsie, are [
-Colonel James A. Ekln succeeds General !
McFerrin aa chief quartermaster of the Divis?
ion of the South.
-Andrew J. Evans was nominated yester?
day as United States district attorney for the
Western District of Texas.
Captain Maffiltt, who commanded the Flor?
ida when she escaped, was a witness in Wash?
ington, on Saturday, before a naval court of |
Inquiry regarding the Florida's escape.
-The latest Matamores advices represent ?
that an almost immediate attack by the revo- j
lutlonlsts Is apprehended. Non-combatants
ace coming across to the American side. -
-The Sixth U. S. Infantry has been ordered
to the department of Dakota for service on the
line of the Northern Pacific Railroad, And an
additional detachment of troops has been sent
to assist In expelling white outlaws from the
T. J. ROBERTSON AND FRIENDS.
[From the Washington Chronicle, Rad.]
A few days ago we gave an editorial article
ontltlod " A doutn Carolina Cliqua." Thia PPP ma
to have disturbed the Republican editors of j
South Carolina. The Columbia Union, com?
menting upon lt, even heads Its article, "Re?
publican Journals Aping the Democracy." As
waa to be- expected, lt entered Into quite an
elaborate defence of Governor Scott. Satan
always baa his Beelzebub. That Journal chal?
lenges un to Bay certain things of Governor
Scott. If lt presses that challenge we will cer?
tainly have our say. We know Governor
Scott and his despicable retainers so well that
no Bane citizen ot South Carolina, if t'cott's
friend, will press us overmuch for our Judg?
ment of bis Official course.
But Governor "Rcott ls not-the sole pivot on
which turns our comments on South Carolina.
The Columbia Union ls defiant. Defiant as it
ls we meet lt In the same spirit. Will lt ex?
plain the action ot the South Carolina Legisla?
ture in electing T. J. Robertson United States
senator, when we know that be paid forty
thousand dollars for such election 1
~??r CITY HALL, OFFICE CLERK OF
COUNCIL, CHARLESTON, S. 0., APRIL 28,1872.
Se:lea Estimates will be received at thia office
until SATURDAY, May 4, at 12 M., for the Conver?
sion of Building on north side of Hay ce street into
an " ENGINE-HOUSE ? for the Young America
Steam Fire Engine Company, aocording to Plans
and Specifications in City Engineer's Office.
W. W. SIMONS,
apr27-atnth4_Clerk of Connell.
pa* OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
CHARLESTON COUNTY, CHARLESTON, S. C.,
MARCH 2?TH, 1872.-Thia Office will be opened on
MONDAY, April lat, 1872, for tue issuing or
Licenses, in accordance with an Act to provide
for a General License Law.
Approved March 13th, 18*2.
SAMUEL L. BENNETT,
mch30 s6_County Auditor.
^TREASURY OFFICE, CITY HALL,
APRIL 8, 1872.-This office will be open from 9 A.
M. THIS DAT to 2 P. M. dally to and to include
the soth Instant, for payment of all interest due
upon the city debt known as City Stock, except
SATURDAYS, upon which transfers of Stock will
For the first five daya priority In payment will be
given parties paying taxes to the city In part, or
whole with the same. All paymenta or interest will
be made by check, to be cashed at front desk of |
this office, and where Interest ls sufficient for taxes
they balance at par, but where less the penalty
shall attach on deficiency or difference, though
paid in currency, tn conformity with o rd IE ance.
P. J. COOOAN,
Tp&"~B N C Y
SOUTHERN LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
- ATLANTA DEPARTMENT.
GEN. JOHN B. GORDON.President.
ASSETS January 1st, 1872..$1,241,917 40-100.
The undersigned having been recently appoint?
ed Agent for Charlearon or the ab ve Company,
would invite the attention of his friendB and the
public generally to a few arguments in its favor.
It ls a purely Southern Company, and Invests all
Its accumulations at the south. It ia ably man?
aged and has a large capital. It does business on
the cash system only, and at rates as low aa any
other sound Company In the Country.
G KO. al. COFFIN,
Agent for Charleston, 8. C.,
apris-mwfimo North Atlantic Wharf.
GAS CHANDELIERS, IN VERDE,
Antique, Blue and Gold and French Bronze, with
Gloves, of latest patterns, at
P. L. GUILLEMA'S,
No. 21 Cumberland street, near Meeting.
ps* GAS FITTING, PLUMBING AND
TIN ROOFING. P. L, GUILLE KIN,
No. 21 Cumberland street, near Meeting.
apri8-thsm - . "
HONOUR-B RE.-On Thursday evening, . Z?tb
Instant, by tba Ber. John H. Honour, Hr. Wi. E.
HONOUR. Jr.. and Mu? JULIA L., Hecond daughter
of John S. BBK. all ot this city. -> .-.
acquaintances of - Mr. and Hrs^fidwlu D. Ear
eton, or Mrs. William Euston.; ?o<f. of Mr. sad
Mrs. * lUlam E. Butler, ar*:ljrviied to attend tho
Funeral Sendees of Mr. EDWIN D*BNRTON, from
h!s late residence, corner;of ? BUie and Drake
streets, THIS AFTERNOON, at a o'clock. r aprto
pm* LOO. F.-JEFFEBS?N LODGBV
No 4.-Tba members or this Lodxe are requested
to at tend the Funeral Services or their ?ate Broth?
er, E. D. EN8TON, at his residence, No. io Blake
street, Ts rs AFTKBNOoH, at 3 o'clock. . ' \~
By order T. E. MOTTO*,'*. Q. '~ ."? 'J
T. H. - STRO H ECKE B,
pm* LA CANDEUR LODGE, No..36, A?
F. M.-Ton are hereby summoned. to_ appear at
Holmes's Lyceum, at hair-past 2 o'clock P. M.. to
pay the last tribute of respect to our lat? Brother,
B.D. ENSTON. GEO. WAGEN?R,
aprso ' ~ " Secretary.
pm* THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
of the Almshouse are requested to attend the
Funeral Services of Commissioner E. D. EUSTON,
rms AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, at hui late real- .
dence, m Blake street.
By order of the Board. '. -
aprso CF. SIG WALD, Secretary. . :
pm* PIONEER- STEAM'- FIRE ENGINE
COMPANY OF AX HEN.-Assemble at roar En?
gine House. THIS (Tuesday) AFTERNOON, the 80fb
Instant, at 2 o'clock precisely, in Foll uniform, to
pay the last tribute of respect?lo your late Ex
president, E. D. ENSTON. IJoa?rary, and Con?
tributing Hembers are respectfully invited to at?
tend. By order of President A. T. SKYTHK. ,
.? J. W.MCKENRY,
aprao>. ' Seowarr.:
^SPRING STREET CHURCH.-A
Prayer Meeting will be held, in tala < harch every
AFTERNOON daring, the woe* at 6 o'oloci, and
preaching in the EVB SINGS at 8 o'clock. Kev. Dr.
WIGHTMAN and Rev. P. F. EISTLEa WU offici?
ate. Ttte pablio are cordially lcvlted. aprSCH
pm* COKSIGNBE8 FEB 8TBAMS HIP
VIRGINIA, from PhUadelphia.' are hornby' nott
fled that she ll discharging Cargo at Brown's
Wharf. All goods not removed by sunset will
remain on wharf at consignees' risk and ex?
pense. . WM. A. COURTENAY,
aprSO-l ' ; - Ag?ntr
/^CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
MANHATTAN, from New York, are notified that
she will discharge cargo THIS DAT.at Adger'r
Sooth Wharf. Gooda anc&lled for at lanset
will remain on the wharf at owners' ru k. : f~r
aprSO L JAMBS ADOER A CO., Agent?. ;
pm* CONSIGNEES PEE STEAMSHIP
FALCON, from Baltimore, are'hereby notlfled
that she ls THIS DAT discharging paige at Pier
No. l, Huton Wharves. All Goods not taken away
at sunset will remain ou wharf at Consignee*
risk. MORDECAI A CO.,
opr80-l , ?? Age ats. .
pm* PEOPLE'S BANE OF SOUTH
CAROLINA, CHARLESTON, APRIL 80, 1872:^
The Annual Election for Directors of this Bank
will be held at the Bank Building, No.? Broad
street, on itmnxT next. Hay atb, between the
hours of ll A. M. and 3 P. M.
JAMES B. BETTS, ;
apr30-tuthm8 I. -. cashier.
pm- BAFFLE.-THE PIOT?BE, WITH
French Clock and Mnslo-box attached, at the -
Store of the late JAME i E. SPEAR, King street,
opposite nasei. will be positively Baffled on
THURSDAY EVEN rea next, the 2d of May, at 8
o'clock, at the Store. Parties interested wOl be
punctual la attendance. aprflO-l*
pm* DB. ANDERSON HAYING BE
TURNED to the city, offers bia services as s arg con
Dentist. Dental Rooms southwest corner King
and Liberty streets. aprso
pm* THE TH0BO?GH-BBED 8TAL
LION WILD BOT is removed from the city, and ls
now ready to stand at Pineapple Vi l?ge.
aprOHl* LOUIS DUNNEMANN.
?."WASH AND YOU'LL BE CLEAN,"
if you use the D OLLAR R F. WARD SOAP.
DO WIE, MOISE A DAVIS,
Agents, Charleston, 8. C.'
" pm* THE CHARLESTON CHARTTA
BLE ASSOCIATION, for the Be ne flt of the Free
School Fund-Official-Baffle Nnmbera:
CLASS NO. 477-HoBNDfO.
OL ASS NO. 478-EVXNDJO.
86-68- 9-75-63- 6-32-66-40-71-74- 4
As witness onr hands at Charleston this 20th
day of April, 1672.
aprSO Sworn Commissioners.
^-OFFICE CHARLESTON CITY RArL
WAY COMPANY, No. 2 BROAD STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C., APRIL 29, 1872.-On and
after WEDNESDAY, 1st Ma?, the Cars will com?
mence the SUMMER SCHEDULE, running until
10 P. H., SUNDAYS excepted, when the last Oar
will leave tho" Battery at 7x P. M.
apr29-3 Secretary and Treasurer.
p&? NOTICE.-THE BRITISH BARK
''MEDWAY," John Evans -Master, from Cardiff
ass THIS DAT been entered at the Customhouse'
ander the Five-Day Act. All goods not Permitted
it the expiration of that time, will be sent to the
public stores. WAGENER, HUGER A CO.,
April 27, 1872. Agents.
pm* ALL PERSONS ABE HEREBY
cautioned that I will not be responsible for bills
contracted by any of the crew of the Bark MED?
WAY. JOHN EVANS,
?WNOTICE.-THE SOUTH CAROLINA
BEAL ESTATE, PLANTING AND MINING COM?
PANY.-At a meeting of the Iocorporators of the
above Company, held April 25, at No. 64 Broad
street, the foUowlog resolutions were adopted :
Resolved, That a commit; ee of three be appoint?
ed by the ch i lr m an or inls meeting to OPEN
BOOKS UF SUBSCRIPTION TO TBE CAPITAL
STOCK OF THIS COMPANY, and that the said
committee do forthwith proceed to advertise the
opening of said books In the dally papers of thia
city, and that tbey do keep the said books open
until the Capital ?stock ls subscribed.
Resolved, That on the 6aid Capital Stock' being
subscribed, the said committee do- cad a meeting
ot the stockholders, to take place tn fourteen
days from the date of said advertisement.
In pursuance of the above resolution, notice ls
hereby given that Books for Subscription to the
Capital Stock of the above named Company will
be opened on Faa***, the 26th day of April, 1872,
at i o o'clock A. M., and kept open, at No. 64 Broad
street, In the City of Charleston, b tween the
hours of 10 and 3 o'clock each d y. ontli the Cap
Bal Stock of said Company 1B subscribed lor, in
accordance with above resulutlons.
. ? O. B. LBVT,
apr27-8 ' Oom missioners to Open Booka.