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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE POLITICAL CRISIS.
A STRONG LETTER FROMTHE HON. W.
Tne Duty and the Interests of South
Carolina-A Representation at Bait?
more T rgcnily Advised-Tue Policy of |
the State-A Democratic Nomination
Must be Opposed.
CHARLESTON, May 23, 1872.
Bon. Simeon Fair-MY DEAR SIR : I am in
receipt of your letter of 20th, and In reply
would state it as my opinion, that we should
send delegates to the Ballimore Convention
with instructions to oppose the nomination of
a Democratic candidate.
We are in snch difficult straits that it Is no j
wonder there should be difference o? opinion,
in all honesty, between our publio men. But I
the true instinct of the people will carry them
through this, as lt has through many a like
All of our friends seem agreed that a change
of Federal administration ls essential to our
welfare, if not to our safety. The present
State (government, which has brought us so
near the verge of bankruptcy and rain, finds
its support in the present administration. It
could not live without that support We want
an administration that will frown down and
break up the corrupt conspiracy that is feed?
ing upon our very vitals. General Grant's
official power has not been brought to bear In
that direction. Ii there is faith in man, I be?
lieve that Mr. Greeley's will.
I need not tell you how much the Federal
Government could do to put down this
flagrant wrong. Let lt once be understood
that the powers at Washington were deter?
mined to make an end of thlB thing, and the
bold, bad men, the shameless plunderers, who
now hold high carnival In the seats of power
In this State, would shrink away In affright.
Hr. Greeley's election will be the death-knell !
or their sway; and they know lt ! None of j
that crowd will declare for him !
Why should we not go into the Bdtlmore
Convention? Every other State,?JnoludlogJ
the whole South, will be represented there.
Why should toe hold back ? Our cause, cer- ?
tainly so far aa the South ls concerned, ls com?
mon. Why should we not consult add act tn
common ? It bas long been made matter of j
complaint in regard to South Carolina that she
is eccentric and affects singularity of action
that she will not consent to de what others are
willing to do. The great statesman, whose
commanding genius In other days marshalled
her in the way she should go, no longer in?
spires her counsels or lends her the great
moral and Intellectual weight of his name and
character. We must now choose our owu
way according to our best lights. We can
hardly go amiss Ingoing with our friends. We
may maka a fatal mistake in separating our?
selves from them. There never was a time
when mutual counsel and united action were
more necessary. The votes and the Influence
of South Carolina may be of real service, and
our friends are entitled to the benefit of i hem.
Besides, our State will be represented, and lt
ls better that she should have a regular than
an irregular representation. Some Backer
or Commander will be on hand to dispose ol
our vote, if there is not a regular convention
nomination. Send, then, a 'full delegation ot
good, strong, reliable men.
The sentiment of the Democratic people of
the South ls nearly unanimous, not only that
a change of administrai lon ls necessary, bat
that the only way to effect it ls to forego a
Democratic nomination under existing extra?
ordinary circumstances. The keen instinct of
a people lh great trial and peril ls unerring-lt
ls their highest wisdom. However lt maybe
with the Northern section or the party, we,
at least, know what our necessities require.
We can see no hope, no reilei, but in the ab?
solute disintegration or the Republican porty.
Circumstances have thrown this opportunity I
in our way. "Di vide et impera" is a maxim or |
civil wisdom as well as ol war. The Republi?
can party is divided against Itself, because
the Radical element has run into violences
and excesses, against which the more Con
servogve element has protested and fought in j
vain. The Republican parly will have two j
candidates in the field, unless by our action
we drive them to reunite against the common
foe on the old grounds. The Conservative
Republican candidates stand on a platform
which ls acceptable to ua-which promises
redress or our greatest grievances. Is lt not,
then, the plain dictate or reason and ol
true policy to rend asunder this great
dominating power, which, while lt stands un?
broken, must and will be ruled by the more
violent and aggressive ot its elements, and
which, under Buch control, threatens to over?
throw all the safeguards or personal and pub?
lic liberty? The people or the whole country
are interested in this aspect of the question,
and a portion of them at least has been
aroused to a consciousness of the magnitude
of the danger. What is done to us to-day
may be done to them to-morrow. Suspension
of the habeas corpus, the rule of the bayonet,
the soldiers lu the places of the magistrates,
and all thia in time of peace, may become
their portion as lt has been and is ours. The
broad question is, whether the Union ls to
become Oossack or Republican. For our part,
we have seen enough of tbe Cossack, and
would like to try now a little of the Repub?
lican. It will be well for the people of the
United States If they see this danger intime
to avoid lt.
In t1 e presence of so great a question, par?
ty pride and party considerations should
dwindle Into nothingness. In my opinion,
parties will be no longer as they have been.
There is a breaking up of old foundations.
Many old issues are being buried out of Bight,
and new one? are springing Into life. New
organizations will arise out of the new condi?
tion of things,*and men will range themselves
under strange banners and with strange
names. What more significant fact than that
lt is a question whether one of the great old
national parties should, for the first and only
time in Its history, forego a nomination of Its
own, and help to install one of its old oppo?
nents in power. Nor ls there any inconsisten?
cy In this, because the Liberal Republican
candidate presents hlmseli on a new platform
adapted to existing exigencies, upon which
Democrats and Republicans may both stand
without sacrifice of principle, and la pursuit
of a common object. And still more signifi?
cant is it that that self-denial ls really its true
policy. Wheo the ship ls In danger, men for?
get personal feuds, and rush to the rescue (or
their common safety. Nothing but a profound
consciousness that the ship of State ls among
breakers, andan honest, earnest determina?
tion to eave lt, could have produced such a
jOOseBingand repudiation of the powerful
banda of party tealiy, aswe have lately wit
nessed amoBg the leaders and masses of tht
dominant and victorious Bepubllcan party
Itba protest, an honest, indignant uprising
against Injustice, abuse, shameless corrup
tlon In high places, and flagrant and despotic
perversions of all constitutional government,
whether In the States or at Washington. In
this popular upheaval and movement ls our
! hope. Let us not turn our eyes from lt, nor
; our backs upon it, Let us give lt our sym?
pathy and our aid. As we hope for relief in
our present helpless, humiliating condition,
let us bid it God-speed, and do what In us lies
to promote its success Let not any responsi?
bility for its possible failure rest upon us.
I have no quarrel with the Democratic
party, and make no complaint against it. It
has been and ls a m'ghty organization, and its
Influence for good upon the history and pro?
gress of this country wlil be acknowledged In
tKc future. But no party or party name can
last forever. Parties are only associations for
the advancement ol political objects, and as
these objects change in the vurylng exigen?
cies and ceaseless rounds of human affairs,
parties, too, must accommodate themselves to
the new conditions. ^Tempera mutanlur et
nos mutamur cum Ulis."
What malters the name so we gain the ob?
ject ? The great want ot these days ls the
restoration of honest, rightful constitu? Ional
government; and all who go for that object
properly belong to one party, by whatever
name designated. Under our form of gov?
ernment, there will always be two parties-,
one for the limitations of the constitution, and
the other against them; one for the reform of
abuses, and the other for their perpetuation;
one for the rights of the State?, the other tor
the obliteration or State Unes and the consoli?
dation of the great central power at Wash?
ington; one for all the freedom that will com?
port with the peace, order and security of
society, and the other for Just so much govern?
ment as submissive human nature can
be mide to be tr. The Liberal Republicans
and the Democrats And a common ground In
the former lines of principle and policy at
this time and in this exigency, when the two
lines are brought into BUCII sharp antagonism.
Here, then, ls the ground of union. Let us
strike hands and move on to assured victory.
When Mr. Jefferson was elected, he said in his
inaugural: "We are all Federalists-all Repub?
licans." If Mr. Greeley is elected, he will pro?
claim that weare all Democrats-all Republi?
cans, and will inaugurate a grand reunion or
reorganization c ' all who embrace the faith
of reio.'m, undet the name of Democratic Re
publicans, or some similar designation. I see
In the telegrams of this morning he has de?
clared that "If elected he will be the Presi?
dent, not of a parly, but of the people." God
grant a consummation so devoutly wished
A word or two as to State politics. Our
friends, Judge Aldrich and General Kershaw,
(than whose opinions none are more to be re?
spected,) seem to think that by sending dele?
gates to Baltimore we shall antagonize the Re?
publicans who may be disposed to go with us
for an honest local government. I cannot see
the loglo ot this. Toe plundering wing of the
Republican party may be antagonized, but
how can the conservative Republicans ? We
go to Baltimore not to propose, but to oppose,
a Democratic candidate. We go to accept a
liberal Republican platform and a liberal Re?
publican candidate. How can Republicans
reasonably complain that we fight under one
of their flags and for one of their leaders ? The
truth ls, lhere can and will be no Presidential
canvass In this State, unless conservative Re?
publicans initiate the movement in sufficient
numbers to give a reasonable prospect ot
success. In that event, what other or more
acceptable candidate could they And
than Horace Greeley, who has been their con?
sistent and life-long friend, and who was the
advocate of their cause long before General
Grant had emerged from obscurity. If they
really want reform and honest administration,
both In local and national government, the
way to accomplish both is so plain that only
wilful blindness caa tail to. see lt. If they
cannot see that, they will not see anything in
-our behalf. In fact, our adoption of the Cin?
cinnati platform and nominees ls an Invitation
and an opportunity to them to secure their
own professed objects, under a leader from
their own camp. What more could they ask ?
My counsel, then, would be to send dele?
gates to Baltimore with Instructions to oppose
a Democratic nomination; to ratify the Cincin?
nati declaration of principles, and to recom?
mend to the cordial and Independent support
of ali Democrats the nominees of the Cincin?
I have written more than I ever expected to
write or say again on politics. But there ls,
to my mind, so much ot hope and. promise in
the Cincinnati movement, that I could not re?
frain from giving fuller expression to ray
views than was at first Intended.
Tour obedient servant,
W. D. PORTER.
LOSS OF AN OCEAN STEAMER.
LONDON May 23.
AdlBpatch from Hastings announces that
the North German Lloyd's steamship Balti?
more, which arrived at Southampton yester?
day from Baltimore for Bremen, and subse?
quently sailed for her destination, oas met
with a disaster which will probably cause her
total loss. At twelve o'clook last night, when
the Baltimore was off the town o? Hastings,
she came In collision with an unknown
steamer and had a hole eighteen feet long and
seven feet wide stove iu her bull. Water
poured In rapidly and extinguished the fires,
not, however, before the steamer bad been
run aground. Tbe coast guards .at Hastings
Immediately came to the relief ot the dis?
tressed vessel, and succeeded In rescuing her
passengers and crew and landed them safely.
Wben tho Baltimore went ashore she ran on
a rook and will probably go to pieces.
NEW YORK ITEMS.
NEW YORK, May 23.
The Shakespeare monument was unveiled
this morning at Central Park with appropriate
ceremonies, including an orallou by William
Cullan Bryant, and the reading of Stoddard's
poem by Edwin Booth.
The erection of the new office of the West?
ern Union Telegraph Company commences
about June 15tb. It will be brick, with granite
trimmings, eight stories high, and Intended to
The export of specie to-day was $1,214,700.
About two hundred strikers yesterday went
to the cabinet shep of Alexander Stein and
threatened to clean out the place. The police
were sent for and the Intruders dispersed
The stone-cutters of Long Island City struck
yesterday for eight hours work and four dol?
lars per day. Tney have been receiving four
dollars and fiftv cents for ten hours. The two
yards conceded their demands. Bricklayers
are receiving four dollars lor eight hours
in the same locality.
Tne forty-eighih anniversary of the Baptist
Bible and Publication Society was held yester?
day. The reports o? receipts for the past year
were three hundred and eighty-six thousand
tnree hundred and sixty-nlue dollars, being
fluy-tour thousand two hundred and nineteen
dollars more than I he recelptn of any previous
year. It was decided to sever the union of
the two societies, Bibi? and Publication, as
they pro*oer better separately.
In the Methodist General Conference to-day,
it was decided to hold the next quadrennial
session In New York.
Si okes wan arraigned to-day to plead. Hie
counsel filed a special plea of great length,
the contents of which he declined to state.
The case was then adjourned until to morrow.
THE FULL TEXT OF HIS LETTER OF
The Cincinnati .Movement Hie Harbln
. jrer of Better Days fur the Republic
An Eloquent Vindication of the Plat?
form-The "President or the Whole
The following ls the full text of the notifica?
tion to the Hon. Horace Greeley of his nomi?
nation by the Liberal Republican Convention,
and of his reply accepting the nomination:
CINCINNATI, May 3, 1872.
Dear Sir-The National Convention of Lib?
eral Republicans of the United States have in?
structed the undersigned to lnlorm you that
you have been nominated as the candidate of
th? Liberal Republicans for the Presidency cf
the United States. We also submit to you the
address and resolutions, unanimously adopted
by the convention. Be pleased to signify to
us y ur acceptance of the platform and nomi?
nation, aud believe us, ever truly, yours,
C. SCHURZ, President,
GEO. W. JULIAN, Vice-president.
WM. E. MCLEAN, 1
JOHN G. DAVIDSON, [ Secretaries.
J. H. RHODES, J
To Hon. Horace Greeley, New York City.
MR. G II KELE Y'S RE y LT.
NKW TORC, May 20, 1872.
Gentlemen-I have chosen not to acknowl?
edge your letter of the 3d instant until I could
learn how the work of your convention was
received in ali parts of our great country, and
judge whetherthat work was approved and
ratified by the mass of our feiiow-cltlzens.
Their response has lrom day to day reached
me through telegrams, letters and comments
of Journalists, independent of official patron?
age and Indifferent lo the smiles or frowns of
power. The number and character of these
unconstrained, unpurchased, unsolicited ut?
terances satisfy me that the movement which
found expression at Cincinnati hos received
the stamp of public approval, and has been
hailed by the majority of our countrymen as
the harbinger of better days for the Republic.
I do not misinterpret this approval, a9 espe?
cially complimentary to myself, nor even to
the chivalrous and Justly esteemed gentleman
with whose name I thank your convention lor
I receive and welcome lt as a spontaneous
and deserved tribute to that admirable plat?
form of principles wherein your convention so
tersely, so lucidly and so forcibly set forth the
convictions which Impelled and the purposes
which guided its course; a platform which,
casting behind lt the wreck and rubbish ol
worn-out contentions and by-gono feuds, em?
bodies in flt and few words the needs and as?
pirations ot to-day. Though thousands stand
ready to condemn your every act, hardly a
syllable of criticism or cavil has been aimed at
your platform, of which the substance may
be fairly epitomized as follows:
First. All the political rights and franchises
which have been acquired through our late
bloody convulsion must pod shall be guaran?
teed, maintained, enjoyed and respected ever?
Second. All the political rights and fran?
chises which have been lost through that con
viiinion olmnld^ and mu9t bo promptly restored
and re established, so lhat ' there-shall be
hencelortb no proscribed class, aad no dis?
franchised caste, within the limits of our
Union, whose long-estranged peopia shall re?
unite and fraternize upon the broad basis of
universal amnesty with Impartial suffrage.
Third. That subject lo our solemn constitu?
tional obligation to maintain the equal ri ?li is
of all citizens, our policy should aim at local
self-government and not at centralization;
that the civil authority should be supreme
over the military; that the writ of habeas cor?
pus should be Jealously upheld as the safe?
guard of personal freedom; that the Individu?
al citizen should enjoy the largest liberty con?
sistent with public order, and that there shall
be no Federal subversion of the Internal poli?
ty ol the several States and municipalities, but
that each shall be left lree to esforc? the
rights and promote the well-being of the In?
habitants by such means as the Judgment of
its own people shall prescribe.
Fourth. There shall be a real and not mere?
ly simulated reform in the civil service ef the
Republic, to which end lt is Indispensable the
chief dispenser of Us vast official patronage
shall be shielded from the main temptation to
use bis power selfishly by a rule inexorably
forbidding and precluding his re-election.
Fifth. That the raising of revenue, either by
tariff or ot her? wise, shall be recognized and
treated as the people's immediate business, to
be shaped and directed by them, through
their representatives in Congress, who^e ao
tlon thereon the President must neither over?
rule by his veto, attempt to dictate, nor pre?
sume to punish by bestowing office only on
those who agree with him, or withdrawing lt
from those who do not.
Sixth. That the public lands must be sacred?
ly reserved for acquisition and occupation by
cultivators, and not recklessly squandered on
the projectors of railroads, for which our peo?
ple have no present need, and the premature
construction of which is annually plunging us
Into deeper aud deeper abysses of foreign in?
Seventh. That the achievement of these
grand purposes of universal beneficence is ex?
pected and sought of all who approve them,
Irrespective of past affiliations.
Eighth. That the public faith must, at all
hazards, be maintained, and the national cre?
dit be preserved.
Ninth. That the patriotic devotednes3 and
Inestimable services ol'our fellow-citizens who,
as soldiers or sailors, upheld the flag and
maintained the unity of the Republic, shall
ever be gratefully remembered and honorably
These propositions, so ably and forcibly pre?
sented In the platform of your convention,
have already fixed the attention and com?
manded the assent of a large majority of our
countrymen, who Joyfully adopt them, as I do,
as the basis of a true, beneficent, national re?
construction of a new departure from Jeal?
ousies, strifes and hates, whicli have no longer
an adequate motive, or even plausible pre?
text, into au atmosphere of peace, fraternity
and mutual good will. Io vain do the drill ser?
geants of decaying organizations flourish
menacingly their truncheons, and angrily in?
sist that the files shah be closed and straight?
ened. In vain do the whlppers-ln of parties
once vital, because rooted lu the vital needs
ot the hour, protest against straying and bolt?
ing, denounce men nowise their inferiors as
traitors and renegades, and threaten them
with Infamy and ruin. I am coull lent that
the American people have already made your
cause their own, fully resolved that their
brave hearts and strong arms shall bear lt on
In this faith, and with the distinct under?
standing that, If elected, I shall be the Pres!
dent, not of a party, but of the whole)people, I
accept your nomination In the confident trust
that the masses ol our countrymen, North
and South, are eager to clasp nanda aero SB the
bloody chasm, which has too long divided
them, forgetting that they have been enemies,
lu the joyful consciousness that they are and
must henceforth remain brethren.
(Signed) HORACE G KEE LEY.
To the Hon. Carl Schurz, preBldent; Hon. Geo.
W. Jullao, vice-president, and Messrs. Wm
E. McLean, John G. Davidson and J. H.
Rhodes, secretaries of the National Conven?
tion of Liberal Republicans of the United
GOSSIP FROM COLUMBIA.
Na Scarcity of Aaplrnnu for Legislative
and Executive Honors-The)(Pressure
Against General Gurney.
[SPECIAL TE.'.KOBAU TO TBS NEWS.]
COLOMBIA, May 23.
Treasurer Parker ls expected to return to
Columbia next Sunday, ana the members of |
the Blue Ridge Ring are expected back from
New York at the same time.
Ex-Governor Orr and General Wade Hamp?
ton had a long conference to-day.
Candidates for the next Legislature are as
thick as blackberries. Upholstery Dennie,
now member from Charleston, will run In
Richland County, and lt 1B said ?bat L. Cass
Carpenter will also be a candidAte in Rich?
The Mackey faction, who carno to" Col umbi a
intent upon the removal of County Treasurer |
Gurney, are said to have met with a cold r??
ception. It ls said that there has been aa
open rupture between the Governor and
Judge T. J. Mackey, and the latter Is now in
the field for the gubernatorial nomination. .
POLITICAL NO TI'S.
SPRINGFIELD, MASS.. May 23.
The Democratic caucus of this city fleeted
Greeley delegates to the congressional district
SPRINGFIELD, ILLS , May 23.
The Liberal Republicans have coiled ? Slate
convention to meet June 2G.
CHARLOTTE, N. C., May 23.
The Democratic district convention oort
here to-day and uorainuied for Congress the
Hon. Thomas S. Aulle, of Aneon Count- ; Wal?
ter L. Sieele, district elector; the Hon. Z. H.
Yance and O. B. Menus, delegates to the Bal?
timore Convention. Tne attendance was
larger than was formerly the case ar. Stale
conventions. Ex-Governor Yunce presided.
WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
WASUINOTON, May 23.
The President approved a lurg?* number of I
bills, inclndlnt! one sancilonlnira subscrlpilon
ol filx hundred thousand dollars by the district j
lo i he Pied mond and Potomac Road.
In tho Senate a bill was Introduced remov?
ing Charles Faulkner's disabilities. Hill In?
troduced a bill relieving certain cltizeDB of
Georgia. [TheB* persons are;within the am?
nesty exclusion.] There was1 o long Execu?
tive session on the treaty.
This House weat into committee of the
whole on the civil appropriation bill. R >gers,
of North Carolina, relieved by amnesty, was
seated. The committee adopted amendments
lo the appropriation bill for two hundred and
fifty thousand dollars to pay unsettled clo! ma
for carrying i he mulls in the Southern States;
alFO, on motloa of Peirce, lt was ordered
that In the poyment ol cotton claims the inter?
nal revenue tax on cotton shall not be de
,dactccL_ * sv^-^
FLORIDA IN 1U0TIOX.
The Conservatives and Democracy of East j
FlorkU unite tn the cull fora State convention
made, or lo he made, by the executive com?
mittee of Duval Couuty. It ls suggested by
tne committee that all citizens, of whatever
party, who ore opposed to ihe Radical Hinge,
and In favor of constitutional government, be
invited to send delegates without reierence lo
former party relations. The time i-uggested
ls Wednesday, the 21-t day ol June, a >u Jack?
sonville, the place. The object of the conven?
tion ls to nominate delegates to Ho tlmore,
and to gather public opinion as to the best j
course to oe pursued by that convention.
THE FIRE UNDERWRITERS.
NEW YORK, May 23.
The executive committee ot the national
board of fire underwriters have appointed
Thomas P. Mon'goraery general astern of the
national board, with office at Insurance Hall,
NOB. 266 and 268 Broadway, New York, and to
whom all correspondence concerning national
board matters ls to be addressed.
A TERRIFIC TORNADO.
CINCINNATI, Moy 23.
A furious tornado passed over the country
north and east of this cl y, about three o'clock,
yesterday. Several houses aud barns were
demolished. The house or George McMillan,
a farmer, was taken up and carried several
rods, with the members of the family In lt, all
ot whom were Injured, but not fatally. The
tornado WOB a quarter of a mlle In width.
PARIS, May 23. '
Henri Rochefort, whose departure for New
Caledonia has been delayed, will sall to-mor?
row for that Island, together with several
other persons who have been convicted ot par?
ticipation in the Communist revolt.
MADRID, May 23.
At the session to day of Congress, or the
lower branch of Cortes, Senor ?agosta stated
tbaLIn consequence of the publicity given io
the documents relative to the secret funds
government would reskn.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WA8BINUT0N, Moy 23.
Clear aud pleasant weather will prevail on
Friday over M ie New England, Sojth and
Mid ile Atlantic Suttes. Clear and clearing
weather, with we.-te.rry winds, lor the Gulf
States. Dangerous winds ure oot anticipated,
except po.-siely lor the upper lakes.
V??tei(lny's Weather Reports Of the
Signal Service, TJ. S. A.-4.47 P. fd.,
Bi isl on.
I Galveston. Tex.
Mern mils. Tenn.
Mt. Was lngton.
New Or> a ns...
Cen t le.
TUE NEW YOUR FRUIT MARKF,T.-The Dally
Bulletin, ol Wednesday, May 22d, says:
Apples are exceedlagly slow and prices
continue to favor the oliver. S'ra when les
rile aoout. the same; no fresh of any amount
were on the market to day, but to-morrow au
Immense quantity ls expected by steamer. We
quote strawberries 20a35 cents per quart.
Apples-Riissett's Roxbury, $5*5 60; Russetl's
golden, $4u4 60.
THE SAVANNAH SCANDAL.
The Veritable Sam Johnson In Jail
Mrs. Hodge Keeps him Company-The
Infuriated Ilasband Attempts John?
Yesterday morning Samuel Johnson, the
man who disappeared suddenly from Savan?
nah last Saturday evening with about one
thousand dollars of the city money and the
wife of another man, was brought to this city
and lodged at the detective office. The ac?
count o? bis disappearance, and his subse?
quent capture and arrest In Richmond along
with his dame de companie, was given
in full In THE NEWS ol Tuesday, but
subsequent developments have made this
''party by the name of Johnson" a more
important character than was at first suppos?
ed. After bis arrest in Richmond, Ya., John?
son, with his companion, Mrs. Emma Hodge,
was brought back by Officer Nlpson, of the
detective loree, who had been specially de?
tailed for that purpose by Lieutenant Heidt,
after the latter heard that Johnson was cap?
tured pursuant to his telegram. While the
party were coming on they were met en
route by the infuriated Hodge (the husband,)
who, according to. the detective, made two
separate attempts to kill Johnson and the
lady, which attempts were both frustrated by
On arriving at Wilmington, Colonel John A.
Richardson, solicitor for the Fourth Judicial
District of North Carolina, who had heard of
this queer defaulting and elopement, saw
Johnson and Identified him BB the party who
was Indicted In that place for setting fire to a
block of buildings In Wilmington. Ic ls said
that his real name is Solomon Spry, and that
he originally hailed from Norfolk, from which
place he ran away some nineteen years ago,
in company with his own daughter. The
prisoners were brought here In safely and
took the afternoon train on the Savannah and
Charleston railroad yesterday for Savannah,
under charge of Lieutenant Heidt, of the de?
They both seem to be well satisfied with
their position, and to Judge from the appear?
ance of Mrs. Emma Hodge, her husband's life
will be a burden to him unless she is put in
Jail. She ls a woman of neat figure, rather
sharp face and blue eyes, with a resolute ex?
pression about the mouth and sharp laugh,
which a quiet person wourd hardly admire in
bis wife. She laughs frequently, Jokes about
going to the penitentiary, denies that she was
ever the wife of Mr. Hodge, and speaks of thc
latter in a manner which would tear a peace
bond to tatters merely by the sound.
Johnson ls a short thickset man, with bad
teeth, crooked legs, dark brown hair and
goalee. He wears a dirty pearl felt bat with
a puffed ventilator, no vest, and seems to like
Mrs. Hodge better than the Mrs. Simuel
Johnson and the two diminutive Johnsons he
left at homo In Savannah. Ho talks defiantly
about going to Jail, and both seem viciously
Inclined towards Hodge, and In a suitable
frame of mind to be easy converts to the
creed of Brigham Young.
Tn? IRISH FESTIVAL.-The following ad?
ditional articles have been received to be
awarded as prizes: From Mr. Michael
O'Brien, Market street, one handsome set
silver castors; lrom Mr. A. H. Hayden, Ring
.g"-"" II *pwusaM?^j^-ygjj^iiijjjijgggg? "Iflfli
from Master J. P. Kenny. Queen street, a gold
pencil case and pen-holder; from Mr. C. E.
Surau, King street, a box Havana cigars ; from
Mr. James F. Slattery, a silver watch.
THE PICNIC OP THK FREUNDSCUAPTSBUND
takes place this afternoon at Mount Pleasant,
the first steamer leaving the wharf at the foot
of Market street at three o'clock. There will,'
of course, be music and dancing, and the
festivities will conclude with a delightful
moonlight excursion around the harbor. A
second boat will leave for Mount Pleasant at
6 o'clock P. M., and take those who cannot
conveniently go earlier. The affair will com?
bine the pleasures incident to a picnic and
TUE IRISH VOLUNTEERS.-This veteran
corps held an extra meeting last evening at
the Hibernian Hall and elected several new
members. By a resolution passed at one of
the first meetjngs the complete organization,
with the election of officers, ?c., will not take
place until fifty members have signed the roll
and'pald up their arrears. This will certainly
be accomplished by the next meeting, when
the Irish Volunteers will no longer be a name,
but a living, spirited body of tried and true
THE DECORATION OF THE CRAVES of the
Union dead, on May 30th, will be conducted
this year by the Union Ladles' Memorial Asso?
ciation. The organization was perfected a few
nights ago and officers elected for the present
year. They will be assisted in their more ar?
duous labors by the ex-officers and soldiers of
the Union army, connected with Shaw Post,
No. 1, of this city. Extensive preparations for
the ceremony are on foot, and tbe programme
will be published In Saturday's Issue of THE
ECLECTIC MAGAZINE.-The June nnmber ol
the Eclectic contains, as the continuation o?
the series ol men eminent in American public
Hie, a fine portrait in steel of Senator Carl
Schurz. The leading articles of the number
are: Slr Henry Holland's Recollections; The
Portuguese In Africa; Wanderings In Japan;
Temperature and Movements of the Deep Sea;
A Memoir ot Mazzini; About Charles Lamb;
Superhuman Dwelling Places ; Monks of
La Trappe; Our Dinners; The Asrai, by Robert
Buchanan; Chemistry in the Kitchen; and
several others of equal attractiveness. It
would be hard to find more pleasant summer
reading. The Eclectic ls tor sale at Fogartle's.
FATAL ACCIDENT.-Between seven and eight
o'clock yesterday morning Charles Canty, a
naiive of Sweden and in cnarge of the sloop
J. G. Adelina, (the property of Mr. John
Lutjen) accidentally shot himself with a
double-barrel gun and died soon after from
the effects of the wound. The Bloop was lying
In Stono River, at the mouth 01 Elliott's cut,
when the shooting occurred, and as soon ae
the news reached the city Mr. Lutjen repaired
to the scene of the accident. He found thai
Cam y had loaded the gun for the purpose ol
shooting alligators and alterwards began tc
draw the charge. He had finished wiih ont
barrel and was working at the other, when bj
some means the gun was discharged and I hi
contents of the barrel entered his body. Th?
only other man on thu boat was a hired hand.
The sloop was brought through to this city,
and ls now lying at North Commercial wharf
An Inquest will be held over the body at nin<
o'clock this morning. Mr. Canty was ar
honest, hard-working man, about thirty-oni
years of age, and hla unfortunate end is re
gretted by all who knew him.
FISTICUFFS.-Bobert Seymour and William
Randall, two colored juveniles, were arres?
ted yesterday morning at the South
Carolina Railroad Depot, for engaging in a fla?
tl cu fr. They were brought belore the Mayor
and each fined fifty cents, with an alternative
often days in the House of Correction. Sey?
mour, who was engaged In dispensing THE
DAILY NEWS to the early passengers on the
train, of conree had his pocket well lined with
greenbacks, and paid up bis fine like a well
io-do citizen. Randall did not sell THE NBWS,
and he went to the House ol Correction.
CRUMBS.-The Irish Volunteer Rifle Club
bad a drill with their new arms, last evening,
at the Hibernian Hall.
Skiff* Gaylord's Minstrels are coming.
. The city was In a state of tranquillity last
night, most alarming to a local.
A new set of colors bas been flying, during,
I he past few days, from the flagstaff at the |
Eighty-six degrees has been the highest I
point yet reached Jay the thermometer this
summer in Charleston. It stood so yesterday
at two o'clock P. M., and on one or two pre?
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE MARKET.-The
Dally Bulletin of Wednesday; May 22, says:
There is little If anything Dew to be said
to-day In regard to any of the articles compris-1
lug tills heading. Prices fluctuate a trifle each
day, according to supply or demand, but with
the excepiloo of a slight variation io this re- I
spect, most v?g?t?mes are about steady.
There'will be another steamer In to-morrow
lr?m Norfolk with fresh supplies of peas, Ac.
We quote as follows: fla] 50 per barrel for
Peacitblows; $175*2 per barrel for Early Rose;
$lal 50 for early Goodrich; $1 75a2 per barrel
for DyrL'ht*; $1 50a2 per barrel for Jackson
whites; $1 76*2 for Prince Alberts. In vege?
tables we quote green peas: Norfolk, $5
per bbl. Carrots $2 75a$3 50 per barrel.
Hudlehes 75:.an lor Jerney and Long leland,
per 100 bundies. Russia turnips $3*S3 60
p?r burrel. Parsnips SI 60J$2. Onions,
50ca$l for red, and about the same for white.
Spinach $2 50a3 per Darrel. Bermuda tomatoes
Siper box; doonlons Slal 25 perorate. Rhu?
barb ti per 100 bunches. Jersey and Long
Island asparagus GalOc: do. Oyster Bay 16a
18c. Lettuce $3a5 per 100. Sprouts $3 per
barrel. String beans $4 per crate. Cucum?
bers are generally pour and hard to move;
! good vomd probably Dring ti percate.
Hotel Arrivals-Blay S3.
Fred. Poemke, Texas; T. Lyons, Georgia;
W. G. Richardson and lady, C. Garden, South
Carolina; O. C. Bbame, Oakley; M. C. Brew?
er, Northeastern Ballroad; W. A. Perkins,
Graham's Cross Roads.
Fred. White, Yorkvllle; P. H. Jamison, J.
N. Kitchen, O. Evarts, C. C. Evarts, Indianap?
olis; S. G. Garner, South Carolina; D. C.
Knowlton, Boston: J. G. Rhea, J. D. Boyd,
Griffin, Ga.; E. C. Coffin, Massachusetts; W.
W. Brady, Marlon; S. Kahn, Philadelphia;
Mr. and Mrs. Severiyn, Mrs. Adams, Florida;
A. N. Lewis, Philadelphia: EJ. Woolsey, wife,
nelce and maid, Aiken; N. Beull, Massachu?
Meetings 'A'ta ls Day.
Irish Volunteer Rifle Club, at R P. M.
Manoa Lodge, ht 8 P. M.
Sumter Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
United Irish Association, at 8 P. M.
Irish Rifle Club, at 8 P. M.
j Washington RI tie Club, ut half-past 8 P. M.
' . kuigliBwapm. RIB g. M.1 r _*?H
Auction Sales Tbls Day.
Miles Drake will sell at 10 o'clock, at his
j store, clothing, bats, ?c.
William McKuy will sell at 10 o'clock, at
bis Btore, horse, cart, cow, Ste.
lt USINES a NOTICES.
YELLOW BELLY COOTER SOUP for.lanch, al
E. H. Stelllng's, "Our House," corner East
Bay and Queen streets. may24.
DRESS GOODB ! DRESS GOODS!-LOUIB Cohen
& Co. beg leave to draw the attention of the
public to their Fresh Stock of Dress Goods,
just received, comprising the latest novelties
and styles, and at prices fully twenty-flvf
per cent, below their cost of importation, J
call is respectfully solicited. LOUIS COHEN <&
Co., No. 248 King street. may 16
NOTICE TO TOURISTS.-Stereoscopic views o
J Charleston and vicinity for sale nt the Hase
I street Bazaar. deo29
BUILDING MATERIAL.-An extensive stool
and large variety of Doors, Sashes, Blinds
Balusters, Mouldings, Ac, ore kept cons tan tl]
on hand by Mr. P. P. Toale, at his wareroome
No. 20 Hayne street and No. 33 Plnckney street
The above are all made at his own factory ot
H o ri beck's wharf. He keeps, also, French ant
American Window Glass, Stained Glass, Slab
Mantels, Builders' Hardware, Ac, from th<
best manufacturers. mchS-frnwlyr
FURCBOOTT, bENEDICT & Co., No. 244 Klni
street, offer for thia week*the following bar
gains: 200 10-4 Allendale Quilt*, $1 37}; 15i
11-4 Allendale Quill.?, $1 50; 100 12 4 Allendali
Quilts, $1 62}; 10O 10-4 Honeycomb Quilts
$140; 100 104 Honeycomb Quilts, bordered
$1 60; 10 pieces Black Stripe Japanese, 71
cents; 10 pieces Colored Japanese, Plain ant
Check, (new arrival.) 76 cents; 20 dozei
Ladies' Undervests, 75 cents; 20 dozen Blact
and Buff Parasols, 60 cents. Furebgott, Bene
diet A Co., No. 244 King street. may 13
YB. THIRSTY MORTALS. ATTENTION!-Gard
ner's celebrated Soda Water, at the East Ba]
News Room. Branch of the Hasel street es
tabllshment, _ " aprl?
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.-We have Just re
celved one thousand boxes, each containing
one quire of fine Note Paper and Envelope
to match, (without Initial,) also Penh olde:
and Pen. Price 25 cents per box. Hose
Street Bazaar and East Bay News Boom. -
EUROPEAN and American stereoscopic
I Views, $1 50 per dozen. HASEL STREE
j BAZAAR! _ apr!9 mwf
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a meeting of the Carolina Rifle Club
held on the 21st Instant, the following preambl
and resoluvons were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, Since the last mteting of the Caron
na mila Ciub, lt has pleased Providence to cal
from our midst our late brother member, Jame
H. Pringl , Jr. Be it, therefore,
Resolved. That tn the death or oar companion
James K. Pringle. Jr.. this club has lost a vaiuei
member, a wann and earnest supporerof lt
alms uu<> purpuses a true inend, aud the exam
pie ?mil it flueitceof a chris*lau gentleman.
Resolved, That an approp.iate ba 'ge oi monro
lng bs placed in a imitable part of this hall fo
ix v day*.
Resolved, That a page In the Minute Book of th
club be in-cnbed tu h.s memory.
Resolved, That a c-?py of these resolutions t
transan ted to tue family of the deceased.
From the Minutes. THO*. FROST, JR.,
i Secretary and Treasurer.
pm* THE RELATIVES, FBIENDS AND .
acquaintances of Ur. and Mrs. GLORGE W. COX,
and of his mo tn er. Mia. s. R. Cox, and of bia
brothers, Benjamin and Rodolph Cox, aro In?
vited to attend the Fanerai or the form r, from'
his late residence, comer of Hanover street and\
Hampton court, THU APTKENOON, at a o'clock.
may24 . ... . ,. ?
?&~ THE FBIENDS AND ACQUAINT-,.
AN CE S of CHARLES CANTY, cf Sweden, are in?
vited to attend his Funeral, which will taXe place
from North Commercial wharf, at E air-past a
o'clock, THIS (Friday) MORNING. m*y24-l?
WASHINGTON RIFLE CLUB.
Attend Drill, with Kines, THIS EVENING, at hair
pa?18 o'clock precisely. -
By order. , D. L. GLEN, JR.,
The flrat-clasi British bark ALICE C., Oap- -m-^ .
tain Dix. wants 600 tales Cotton to com-flHt
p?ete Cargo, and wm sall with dispatch
Apply to II KN RY CARD,. ' ' '
msy23_ Accommod tton Wharf. ? .
JOB NEW YORK.
ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, AT 10
NEW IRON STEAM LINE-ESTABLISHED 18*0.
STATE-ROOMS ALL ON DECK. ' '
The splendid New Iron Sldewheel Steamship
GEORGIA, crowell. Commander, will aaH 1er
Kew York on WEDNESDAY. May 29th. at 10 -
o'clock A. M.. from Pier No. 2. Union Wharves.
Through Bills or Lading to Liverpool and the
New England Clues as usual. -, ?
insurance t>? steamers of this Line H percent.
For Freight or Passage Engagement?, having
very Une Deck Stateroom accommodations, apply-.
to WAGNER, HUGER A CO.. No 26 Broad street,
or to WM. A. COURTENAY, No. l Union Wharves.
may23_ ? . . ?. ? ,
P OR NB W TOBE.
MEW YORK AND CHARLESTON
The popular sidewneel Steamship CHAMPION,
R. w. Lockwood, Commander, will eau from Ad-,
ger's so ut ii Wharr for tb n above port on SATUR?
DAY, the 3?th iuotant, at 6 o'clock P. af. h
av The CHAMPION I-f handsome y and com?
fortably fitted ap for passengers, and oilers supe?
rior inducements tn travo 1-rs going Ni rth.
9- Marine Insurance by tua 1 ne half .per cent,
jar Through Bills ol Lading given on cotton to
Llverp ol, Boston. Providence, and MM> New Eng?
land m mu? ac turing towna
For Freight ar Pissige Engagements, apply to
gagM JAMBS ADGBR A PP.. tg^nw.'
rflHE PHUiADELPHIA IRON STEAM
THE FIRST-CLASS IRON SCREW STEAMSHIPS
. GULF STREAM, Captain Hunter,
. VIRGINIA, Captain Hinckley,
Are now regularly on the Una, insuring a first*.
class sea connection between Philadelphia and
Charleston, and in alliance with Railroad Com?
panies at both termini, afford rapid transportation
co and from all points tn the Cotton states,. and
to and from cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago and
tne principal cities or the Northwest Boston,
Providence and the Eastern Manufacturing Cen
.w The GOLF STREAM IS appointed to sall
from Brown's Wharf on FRIDAY, May 24th, at
4 o'clock P. M.
aw The V1RGIVIA will follow.
For particulars or Freight arrantrements, apply
to WM. A. COURTENAY, Union Wharves.
W. P. CLYDE A 00., General Agenta, No. ll
South Delaware Avenue, Philadelphia.
pOR BAL T I M O.B E.
FREIGHTS RECEIVED DAILY. ANO THROUGH
BILLS LADING ISSUED
..?r-ccfc. TO jd?G??L*
THE CITIES OF THE NORTHWEST,
LIVERPOOL AND BREMEN,
i T.le Fine Steamship SBA GULL, Dntton, Oom
mank'er, will sall ror Baltimore, on SATURDAY, 25th
Mav. At 6 o'clock P. M. ?
aa- Philadelphia Freights rorwarded to that
city by railroad from Baltimore without addi
J tlonai insurance, and Consignees are allowed,
ample time w> ssmple and sell their Goods from
the Railroad Depot lo Philadelphia.
For Freigut or Passage a D m y to
R 8 PAUL C. TRENHOLM, Agent,
mayao-s va j UnionWharrea. g
I REDUCTION IN PASSAGE BASTES I
ANCHOR LINE STEAMERS.
SAIL EVERY WEDNESDAY" AND SATURDAY.?
Passengers booked to and from any ?fgfjjHfc.
Rnllway station or Seaport in Great J*2U?afl?
Britain, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, IM?5?S
Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, and tho
Cabla Fare from New York to London, Liver?
pool, Glasgow and Derry by Wednesaay's Steam?
ers $60. By Saturday's -'earners $85 and $75.
EXCURSION TICKETS, $1.0.
Intermediate, $83; Steerage, $28, all payable Ut
Parties aendinsr for their friends in the Old
Coo*nry can purchase tickets at lowest rates.
For further particulars apply io the Agents,
HENDERSON BHOTH ?KM,
Na 7 Bowling Green, N. Y.,
OrtO DOUGLAS NISBET,
aprll-amosPAW_Charleston, H. 0.
t???*SuThe splendid Steamer^??B*9MF?
Will leave Charleston every TUESDAY EVRNINO,
at 8 o'clock,
AND ALL LANDINGS ON ST. JOHN'S RlVMii
Returning, DICT iTOR leaves Palatk* FHIDAT
MORNING and Savannah* SATURDAY MORMNO,
arriving here SATUROAY AFTKBNOON.
For Freight or Passage, havrngrW-"01*" ?w
Corner Vanderhorst's Wharf and East Bay.