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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1993.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, MAY 31, wo*.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
CHARLESTON FOR GREELEY
PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY CON?
Hearty and Unanimous Endorsement
of lite Cincinnati Platform-Election
of Delegates to Columbia-Pall Dis?
cussion and Harmonious Action.
The Count y Convention to elect delegates to
the State Convention, to be held at Columbia
on the 11th proximo, under the invitation of
the National Democratic Committee to all
opposed to the present national administra?
tion, was held at Hibernian Hall yesterday
morning. The convention was called to order
by Ur. James M. Eafoc, who nominated for
temporary chairman Mr. Ceo. E. Kinloch, of
Christ Church Pat Uh. Mr. Kinloch was unan?
imously elected, and being escorted to the
chair, thanked the convention lor the honor
they had conferred upon him, and announced
that the flrst business la order would be the
election of temporary secretaries. For these
positions Messrs. John A. Moroso and C. 0.
' Trumjp were nominated and elected by ac?
clamation, and," upon motion of Mr. John F.
Britton, the roll of delegates was called by Mr
Moroso, and the folio wing named gentlemen
answered to their names:
OTT or cn A RLE ST <N".
Ward 1-E. McCrady, Jr., H. E. Young, W
R. Steadman, Thaddeus Street, Joseph McFall,
Ward 2-Henry Hail, Walter Webb, John A
XoroBO, S. S. Solomons, J. B. P. Alley, C. 0.
Ward 3-Hugh Ferguson, John F. Britton,
John Hanlon, L. D. Mowry, Alva Gage, A. J.
Ward4-E. B. Walter, Theo. Boag, E. L
Levy, B. K. Kinloch, R. 8. Bruns, E. B. White,
Ward5-P. Brady, Charles Foster, A. B.
Rhett, A J. Crews, J. B. Steele aud W. P. De
Ward 6_Mes8rs. B. C. Barkley, W. H. La
coste, Wm. Fisher, C. H. Behre and William
Ward7-Bobt. Hunter, G. H. Hacker, H
Biscnoff, J. N. Pundi, M. Tobin and J. M.
CHBI9T CHURCH PARISH.
G. E. Kinloch, M. W. Yenning, Dr. Fred.
Horlbeck, Wm. Ed mond st on.
There were no delegates present lrom Ward
8, and the parishes of St. Andrew's, St. James
Santee, St. James Goose Creek. St, JobnV
Berkley, St. John's Colielon, St. Thomas and
St, Dennis, and St. Stephen's.
. On motion, it was then resolved that the
temporary officers already chosen be request?
ed to act aa permanent officers. Mr. Kinloch
begged* to be excused, pleading his want of
acquaintance with the duties of a presiding
officer, and hts lack of experience in political
gatherings; but he was unanimously elected,
and consented to serve.
Mr. Henry E. Young then moved that a
committee of one from each ward aud pariah
be appointed by the chair, to determine the
apportionment of delegates to which the seve?
ral wards and precincts were entitled, and
this motion being carried the chairman ap?
pointed a committee cousis.lng of Me-sr*
Henry E. Young, S. 8. Solomons, Alva Gage.
B. K, .KJuluou, T. Brady, B. C. Barkley, !t. j j
Hunter, and Dr. F. S. Horibeck. The com
mlttce, after retiring for consu t ttion, reported
that the whole county was entitled to thirty
six repr?sentatives, of which number they re?
commended tbat the City of Charleston should
bave eighteen, Christ Church Parish two
St? Andrew's two, St. James Santee one,
St. James Goose Creek three, St. John's
CoUeton Uve, St, John's Berkeley three, St
Thomas and St. Dennis one, and St. Stephen's
Mr. John F. Britton then moved the follow
lng r?solution?, which were received with ap?
Resolved, That lt is the deliberate convie
tion ot this convention that the platform of
principles recently proclaimed by the Liberal 11
Republicans at Cincinnati lorms the bist and
only reliving point for all the friends of honest
government, a prosperous South, and a re
united aud happy country.
JBeseteetfTTuat this convention recognizes
in Horace Greeley and B. Gratz Brown nomi?
nees who are the most Utting and available
exponents of tbe Cincinnati platform.
Resolved, That tae delegates chosen to 11
represent Charleston County in the Stale Con?
vention be requested to usa their utmost
united and individual efforts so to shape the
acaon of that body that the whole Influence ot
South Carolina, lu the Democratic Convention
at Baltimore, shall be directed, under all cir?
cumstances, to prevent any nomination by
the National Democracy unless rt be that of
Greeley and Brown.
These resolutions were warmly seconded, by
Mr. Alva Gage, and the ovation of applause
with whloh they were received by the whole
audience exhibited conclusively the enthusias?
tic desire ol the convention to support the
Cincinnati nominees. The resolutions being
left tc the meeting for discussion, Mr. Henry
E. Yoong expressed his hearty accord with
the principles contained in them, and ex
pressed the bellet that every gentleman In the
convention was in favor of the, candidature
and desirous of the election of Horace Gree
tey abd B. Gratz Brown. He did not know
that it was necessary to formally Instruct the
delegates to that effect, because they could be
trusted to fal th bil ly represent the spirit ol'that
convention, and if they went without explicit
instruction their position would be more dig
nlfied, more agreeable and more appropriate,
It waa impossible to say what changes might
take place in the month that was to inter?
vene between then and the assembling of the
Baltlnrore Convention, and be thought, there?
fore that it might bo as well to leu 9 the dele
gatea to Columbia without any positive in?
structions to vote for Greeley and Brown un?
der any circumstances that might arise.
Mr. John F. Britton aaid that in offering the
resolution he had done so with a view of get?
ting an expression of opinion. He knew that
the people of Charleston were a unit In their
desire for the election of Greeley and Bi own,
as the most practicable avenue o? escape from
the terrible burdens of mal-administratlon
under which South Carolina was groauing.
The people of the seaboard were unanimous
upon this point, and, he said, let them go to
the people of the mountains, knowing that the
voice of this :lty, the metropolis ot South Car?
olina, gives no uncertain Bound in favor of
Greeley and national reform. [Applause ]
Mr. Alva Gage aaid that he did not see the
propriety of the primary meetings that had
been held unless the delegates to the County
Convention reflected the feelings and wlsbeB
' the members of those primary meetings by
?hlch they had been chosen. He bad attend?
ed the meeting in Ward 3, and had had op
artunltles for learning the feeling at the
Pother meetings, and knew that If those reto
lutlons had been proposed at any of those
' meetings they would have received the sup?
port of ninety-nine out of every hundred men
present. He believed that they were there
slmgiy asthe representatives of the people,
and were expected to carry out the wishes or
their constituent?. He felt that be had been
Instructed to take such action as was proposed
just as much as he had been instructed to at?
tend the convention.
Mr. A. B. Rhett believed that Greeley and
Brown could be and would be elected, and he
believed that they should give their delegates
what he might term a geDtle Instruction. The
convention certainly had a right to Instruct
the delegates, because they went as their re?
presentatives, and they were bound by the ac?
tion of the delegates. It was in effect only a
question whether the convention should In?
struct the delegates or the delegates should in?
struct the convention. [Applause.]
Some further remarks were made by Messrs.
E. McCrady, Jr., W. K. Steadman, J. B. P.
Alley and others. Mr. Alley said that he had
been a Democrat all his life and expected to
die a Democrat, and objected to instructing
the delegates, because it was opposed to the
practice of the Democratic party.
Mr. Steadman. "We do not meet here as
Mr. Kinloch. "Gentlemen, I must say that
If this is a Democratic meeting you have got
the wrong man In the wrong place in select?
ing me as chairman. I was not sent here
from Christ Church Parish to represent the
Democrats, but tne Liberal Bepublicans, for I
believe that the Liberal Bepublicans are the
only party that can help us. [Applause.]
When the fourteenth and fl ito en th amend?
ments were adopted, I consider that the con?
stitutional Democratic party died with their
adoption. Before the war I gave a b ind ad?
hesion to the Democratic parly under the
leadersnlp of the late John C. Calhoun and
the statesmen of that day. Now thut I have
lost all that I had, all that I had acquired by
my life-long labor and exertion, and I (eel the
need of thinking for myself, lt appears to me
that the only chance for us Is to form two
parties out of the old Republican party, and I
am going willi the honest part of it, if I can^
find lu [Applause.] I came here lo oppose a
Democratic nomination moro than auy thing
eise. I am willing to support Greeley and
Brown until I hear of something better, and
[ do uot think I will, but I will promise you
mis, that I whl vote for no Democrat."
Mr.-E. McCrady, Jr., said that be believed
;hat the Democratic party had been burled at
Appomattox. He was not a Democrat, and
fvould work for Greeley and Brown. He
:ould not, however, announce himself as a
Liberal Republican, but he was a Conserva
Ive. Mr. Henry E. Young also disclaimed the
leslgnatlon of Liberal Republican, and an?
nounced himself a Conservative. Mr. Theo
iore Boag said the only man present who had
proclaimed himself a Democrat was Mr. Alley,
ind he reminded bim ol a little story he had
ance heard during the Know-Nothing excite?
ment. A dog-lancier, at u fair, had come up
to a party o.f gentlemen and offered for sale a
braca of Utile puppies which he was carrying
in a basket. He was asked what kind of pup?
pies they were, ana replied: "On, they asa
Know-Nothing puppies, warranted." The
gentlemen happened to be Democrats, and
refused to buy. The next day the owner ol
the poppies again met one ot the same
zentlemen, and offered his stock In
irade for sale, but Ibis lime declared
:hatthey were Democratic, puppies. "How
uin that be," said tba grtntium&a. ''yon had'
.hese same puppies for sale here yesterday,
md then you said they were Know-Nothings."
'Oh yes, slr," replied the peddler, "but then
>ou see their eyes hadn't opened yet. Now
they've got their eyes open, and they'r . Demo
jratlo puppies sure." He thought lt m s about
.he same way with his Irlend Alley. He would
get around all right in time, aad no doubt
would have his eyes wide open by next No?
Mr. B. 8.Bruns moved .that the resolutions
je taken up seriatim and put to vote separate
y. This motion was adopted, and the first of
;he above resolutions. being put, it was car?
ried without a dissenting vote. The second
resolution was carried unanimously, and the
third resolution was adopted by an over?
whelming majority, but with two or three
negative votes, and the whole result was
greeted with applause.
On motion of Mr. C. 0. Trum bo the election
jf delegates was then proceeded with, and on
motion ot Mr. R. C. Barkley lt was resolved
that for the City ot Charleston two delegates
be elected from each ward, and two from the
city at large.
A recess of ten m itu tes was then taken to
enable the members, from the various wards,
to make their nominations, and upon the re?
assembling of the convention the following
nominations were announced :
Ward 1-Delegates, Henry Gourdin, Marlow
Cochrane; alternate, Samuel Lord, Jr.
Ward 2-Delegates, M. P. O'Connor, S. S.
Solomons; alternates, T. G. Barker, George A.
Ward 3-Delegates, G. Lamb Buist. John F.
Britton; alternates, A J. Ml ms, Alva Gage.
Ward 4-Delegates, Thomas T. Simons, W. Y..
Leitch; alternates, M. K. Nathans, L. Groning.
Ward 6-Delegates, T. Bra dy, Charles Fos?
ter; alternates, A. J. Crews, J. D. Aiken.
Ward C-Delegates, D. F. Fleming, James
Carson; alternates, W. Fisher, W. H. Lacoste.
Ward 7-Delegates, George S. Hacker, Rob?
ert Hunter; alternates, B. F. Evans, H.
Christ Church-Delegates, G. F. Kinloch, M.
W. Yenning; alternates, P. E. Porcher, L. A.
Delegates from Charleston at large-W. D.
Porter and Wm. Aiken.
The nominations being concluded, the above
delegates were, on motion of Mr. C. u. Trom?
bo, elected by acclamation and unanimously.
The question coming up as to the election of
delegates from Ward 8 and the parishes that
were' unrepresented, Mr. R. S. Bruns moved
that the citizens of those places be requested
to meet at an early day in their respective
precincts and elect delegates themselves to the
State Convention, conforming In number to
the apportionment named above.
Mr. M. W. Yenning opposed this motion, bc-,
cause be thought the citizens of the whole
county had had time enough to send their del?
egates to the County Cu oven t io n. If they had
?ot done so lt was their own lault, and the
convention had a perfect right to send a lull
delegation to Columbia, and-ought to do so.
Mr. Bruns appealed to the convention to
have some consideration for the citizens c'
the outlying parishes, who, no doubt, were
anxious to be represented at Columbia, and
w-juid send delegates if they were allowed
time to do se. The resolution offered by Mr.
Bruns was then adopted, and the secretaries
were directed to insert a notice in the dally
papers requesting the sending ol delegates in
accordance with the terms ol the r?solu in.
On motion of Mr. B. S. Bruns a vote of
thanks was passed to the officers of the con?
vention, and the convention then adjourned,
subject to the call ot the chair.
BILL HEADS printed on fine paper at $3, $4,
$5, $6 60 and $8 50 per thousand, according
lo size, at THE NEWS Job Office.
REBUILDING THE BURNT DISTRICT.
Improvements on Foot-Houses Going
During: (he post six or eight months, there
ls no part of the city which has' been built up
so rapidly as the western portion ot the burnt
district, between Broad and Trodd streets.
The large and extensive green upon which the
boys used to play at base-ball during the after?
noons of last summer has almost entirely dis?
appeared. Houses have sprung up on all ot
the intermediate streets, and in no direction
ls there a reasonable space where the ad?
mirers of the ball and bat can enjoy a good
old game. Over eleven new and commodious
frame houses, with ample piazzas, have been
put up on Savage and New streets, and the
workmen are still busily engaged raising
frames and buildings.
On the southeast side ot Savage street, not
far from Broad, Ur. Wm. Jones, contractor,
bas just raised the frames of two new wooden
buildings for Mrs. Bernard. 1 heBe will be two
stories high, have flat roofs, and a large piazza
on the south side the whole length ot the
buildings. They are raised npon brick pillars,
the location ls good, and the style of house
will doubtless make the property very remu?
On the east, side of Council street, Dear the
water, a large two and a halt story wooden
frame dwelling 1B being erected by the well
known contractor, Robert Morrison, for Cap?
tain Henry Grad lek. The building bas a pit ch?
ed roof, large rooms, and will make a pleasant
Io New street, on Ute southeast aide, near
Broad, Mr. J. H. Houston, the popular master
builder, ls raising the framer of two new two
anda bair story wooden buildings for Mrs. Ber?
nard, who purchased the land some time since.
The buildings are somewhat larger, but are
built In the same ali le as the others.
On Broad street, one door from the north
mat corner of Friend, Mr. John H. Devereux
began on Wednesday lo lay out the frame
limbers of a handsome two and a half stqua?
wooden residence, which he has contracted to
build lor Mr. Augustus Kllnck. The building
will be ten feet back from the street, and
erected lo modern cottage style. The design,
as drawn by the contractor, ls very tasteful,
and the building will prove quite an orna?
mental addition to th? street.
Tho ravages of the late storm are also being
repaired In every direction. The frame houses
that weiro blown down are being put up again,
and the lanie chimney which wus blown down
at Chis jim's mill ls already surrounded by
scaffolding and rising rapidly under ihe bands
of the bricklayers. A number of men were
also on the roof of the rice mill yesterday,
replacing the large sheetings of tin that had
been torn off by the fury of the wind.
IMPROVEMENT ON KINO STREET.
Messrs. Menke & Muller, the well-known
and popular merchant tailors, have secured
the large three story brick building at the
northeast corner of King and Wentworth
streets, under a lease for ten years, and are
about to lit it up for their place o? business.
The whole building ls to be entirely renovated
throughout, and a stylish modern Iront of iron
ont lo. Tue two atores o? *bo btroet will be
made into one, and the rear extended some
distance back. The celling also will be raised,
and when finished the first floor will afford
ample room for the largest tailoring and cloth?
ing establishment of the city. The front will
be tastefully ornamented and fitted up with
large plate-gloss windows extending the whole
height of the floor. The work is a costly one,
but will afford a splendid establishment to the
enterprising Arm, which their increasing busi?
ness and patronage .demands. Messrs. Saw
ner & Ferguson, the well-known contractors,
have engaged to have the work finished by
the tirat o? August. It will be an ornament
to the street, and osslBt largely in making tbe
corner of King and Wentworth streets, with
the new Masonic Temple opposite, one of the
handsomest in the city.
TUE YOUNO OAK TREES on the eastern por?
tion of Wnlte Point Garden underwent a trim?
ming yesterday, which vastly Improves their
general appearance. The othera are to be
docked In turn.
DIED OF HIS INJURIES.-Scipio Green, the
colored fireman who was so badly scalded a
the accident at Stelnmeyer's mtll on Wedneat
day morning, died yesterday ot the injuries be
then received. The coroner was notified and
an inquest will be beld upon the body to-day.
A Zoo AVE CLCB.-The tact that none of the
existing rifle cluba have their headquarters
above Calhoun street has been often remark?
ed, especially since shooting festivals have
come so muchin vogue, and it is with pleas?
ure we learn that the young men o? the upper
wards are taking steps to organize themselves
Into a club. The project was mentioned but
four days ago, and was responded to with
euch alacrity that one hundred men have
already enrolled themselves into a new-or?
ganization to be known ns the "Charleston
Zouave Rifle Club, Company A." The club
will hold a meeting early next week at the
Eagle Engine-house, when an election will be
held for officers, and the arms, uniform, Ac.
decided upon. A prominent gentleman of the
upper ward?, who served with distinction as
au officer of artillery in the late war, Is spoken
of as the president. The energy with which
the enrolment aud organization ot this club
has been pushed forward promises to make lt
one of the leading ones ot the city. It ls com?
posed of the bone and sinew of the upper
wards, who have entered into It with their
whole soul, and are determined to make lt a
VALUABLE FREIGHT- Fifteen box cars load?
ed willi vegetables left the city last evening
by a through special train on the Northeast?
ern Rillroad for Philadelphia, Ballimore and
New York. The vegetables, of which there
are about four thousand flvo hundred bushels,
consist of cucumbers, beans and Irish pota?
toes, and are valued at twenty thousand dol?
lars. By this route, when sent through as
the above, they arrive quicker at tho point of
destination, are less bruised, and are thor?
oughly ventilated all the way.
Hotel Arrivals-May 30.
J. L. Little, Columbia; R. H. Kemaglmn,
H. Jones, South Carolina; F. S. Meredith^
Georgia; G. F. McIntyre, New York; H. B.
Hallinan, Graham's Cross Roads; E. Ferrano,
E. W. Selbels, Columbia; A. B. Pries, Haver
hill; J. H. Flynn, A. Klemm, H. L. Hobart,
New York; Mr. and Mrs. J. Carr, Augusta; M.
Adler, Atlanta; C. Eitchberger, B. W. Jenkins,
Baltimore; Alfred Williams, Beaufort; E.
MAROOK OF TUE WASHINGTONS.
A Pleasant Time at Monnt Pleasant
Distribution of Prlxet, &e.
The annual maroon of the Washington
Steam Fire Eoglne Company took place yes?
terday at Mount Pleasant and passed off most
pleasantly. The members, with a large num
ber of ladies and invited guests, took the
steamer at Market whari at 10 A. M., and were
soon upon the scene of their day's pleasure.
Mr. Torck, the popular proprietor of the
Mount Pleasant House, bad been notified be?
forehand, and had everything prepared for
the marooners. The targets were up, thei
bowling alley was fixed, and the dancing hall
neatly decorated. With these advantages and
the Chlcora Band In addition, the maroon?
ers were soon at the height of enjoyment,
Shooting, dancing, Ac, were kept up with
but little Intermission until the party were
called upon to discuss an appetizing array of
viands set forth by Mr. Torck.
In ihe afternoon the prizes were awarded as
For target shooting, with the short Enfield
rifle, targets one hundred yards distant- j
First prize-Set of gold enamel shirt studs,
! to Mr. Thos. Murray.
Second prize-Set of gold enamel sleeve
buttons, to Mr. J. T. Pregnali.
Third prize-Tin-plated Iron spoon, for the
worst shooting, to Mr. Wm. Jones.
A foot-race followed, distance two hundred
and fifty yards, and entries eighteen. This,
after a hot contest, was handsomely won by.
Mr. John Addison. The prize, consisting ol a
lad j's fancy fan, was awarded to him, and be
gallantly presented lt to one of the yoong
ladles present The last man In the foot-race
was Mr. W. J. Beyle, to whom was awarded a
massive lin cup.
The prize for Ihe most timid and bashful
youngman who declined to participate In any
of the contests of skill, or even the amuse?
ments, consisting of a baby's rattle, WUK
[awarded to Mr. C. Y. Richardson. The prizes
^ere presented by President Carson, vice
President Cavanaugh and President A. W.
Lewin, of the Young America, accompanied
by complimentary and humorous remarkc
Dancing then began afresh. Lights were pro*
cured, and (he merry company tripped lt until
ten o'clock, wheo they took the steamer for
the city. The maroon was a success in every
respect, and will long be remembered by the
Washingtons and their guests.
THE CHARLESTON REGATTA.
Amusement* for the Coming Contest
Between the Carolinas and Palraet
The arrangements for the rowing match
between the Carolina Independent Boat Club
aod the Palmetto Regatta Club are now near?
ly completed, and the race, which ls to come
off on the 8th proximo, promises to be an In?
teresting and exciting one. The course, as
already stated In THB NEWS, will be from
White Point Buoy to Bird's shipyard, a dis
lance of exactly one mlle. The boats will be
in line and ready for the start at C.15 P. M..
ana ine stott wm UH nn-n?tfod HI b. ja tty tbe
firing of a gan. At the arrival of the
boats at the end ol the course a flag will be
dropped, and the time of the respective boals
announced by the judges stationed at that
point. Four Judges have been appolated,
two from each club, Messrs. Augustus Yates
and Isaac M. Bryan being appointed to time
the start, and Messrs. F. K. Huger and c
Holmes to notice the termination. The prize
will be a sil ver goblet, to be presented by the
president of the lot lng club to the president o?.
the winning club, and the following rules
have been adopted for the contest:
Ii the starting judges depm the start false,
or should a foui occur within one hundred
yards of the Blurting point, the JudgeB may re?
call the boats and give them a iresh ?tart.
Any boat crossing ihe oilier and touching
her or her oars, or compelling her to change
ber course, snail be gullly ot foul, and be de?
A claim ot foul must be made previous to
the award of ihe Judge?.
The contest will doubtless attract a large
number ot spectators, and lt ls very probable
lhat one ot the steamers o? the Mount Plea?
sant Ferry Line will make an excursion on
the Ashley River on the day o? the race and
time Its arrival upon the course BO as to give
tbe passengers an opportunity of witnessing
ihe race, lt has also been suggested that as
the occasion will doubtless attract a large
number of visitors to the Battery, the United
States Post Band might appropriately select
that evening lor one of those delightful prom?
enade concerts which they have been kind
enough to promis? during the season.
THB IRISU VOLUNTEERS.-A meeting of this
club was held last evening at the Hibernian
Hall, and sixty members having signed the
rolland paid up their arrears, a committee
was appointed to draft a constitution and by?
laws. The election for officers will be held at
the next meeting when the report o? the com?
mittee ls received.
BOND SCRIP FOR TAXES.-The following tele?
gram was received yesterday morning by tbe
county treasurer, General Wm. Gurney :
COLUMBIA, S. C" May 30.
I have already glveu my oplulon that rev?
enue bond scrip ls receivable lor all taxes.
That opinion ls not changed or modified. It
should he received without question.
D. H. CHAMBERLAIN, Attorney General.
Thia, lt ia said, alludes to Slate taxes only.
DRCORITION OK THE GRAVES OF THE UNION
DEAD.-Tho annual decoration of the graves
of the Union soldiers, Interred at Magnolia
C-metery, took place yesterday afternoon,
under the auspices of the Union Ladles* Me?
morial Association. The ceremony was at?
tended by a I -irire number of our colored cltl
zens, a lew whites, several socieiles, and
about two hundred men ot ihe First. Regiment
N. (5. S. C., under Colonel Taft. The exer?
cises were ?hort, being opened by a prayer
from the Rev. Mr. Fox, ol' the Centennary
Church. An ode WBS then sung by the choir,
after which the graves were decorated with
wrealhs and evergreens by the children. A
closing ode was next tung,; and the assem?
blage was dismissed with the benediction.
The visitors were carried up and brought
back by a sp?cial train.
Meetings Thia Day.
Charleston Light Dragoons Association, at
I quarter-past 8 P. M.
Marlon Lodge, L 0. 0. F., at 8 P. M.
St. Andrew's Society, at 8 P. M.
Anctlon Sales Thia Day.
Miles Drake wi il sell at 10 o'clock, at his
store, boots, shoes and bats.
William McKay will sell at 10 o'clock, at bis
store, furniture and dry goods.
NEWS AND GOSSIP OF 'THE CAM?
Greeley In Georgia.
AUGUSTA, (GA ,) May 30.
A large meeline of the Democrats of Bich?
mond County unanimousiy adopted resolutions
favoring an alliance with any pan y which will
secure deal self-government, subordioaiion of
the military to toe civil au horny, the preser?
vation unlmoalred of habeas corpus, and
checking the centralizing tendencies of the
Federal Governmnni; that all other subjects of
political contention are ins gniflcant In com?
parison with these, and that no dictate of prin?
ciple or honor forbids ihe alliance of the Dem?
ocratic puny witn others in ^siiiln? the com?
mon enemy, or requires the Democratic p iny
to prefer certalu defeat to partial victory.
This ts the riot Important Democratic meei lng
In Georgia, and Is regarded as an index of the
popular opinion In the titate.
Thc Louisiana Radicals.
NEW ORLEANS, May 29.
PInchback's Republican Convention nomina?
ted Wai moth tor governor, and Pinchback tor
lieuienant-goveruor. They passed*resolutions
endorsing the administration of Warmotn,
and adjourned to meet June the 19th. at Baton
Rouge. Aller adjournment Piochoack made a
Fpeech, stating that he would support the
nominees at Philadelphia at all hazards.
A Ridiculous Story Exploded.
MEMPHIS, May 30.
The statement telegraphed from Nashville
that Jefferson Davis had written a letter to |
Wade Hampton favoring the election of Gree?
ley, and saying that the Democrats would act.
unwisely in making nominations, Is untrue.
Mr. Davis states he bas expressed no opinion
lo the matter.
PARTIES IN THE STATE.
Questions for Popular Consideration.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
GENTLEMSN-IO the" dlscm-sion now going
on BS to the representation of the Stato ot
Baltimore, it is taken for granted that the
great body of the white people of the Slate
are Democrats, or that tiley have such a rela?
tion with the National Democratic party os en?
title them lo repr?sentai lon In the partv con?
vention. Without undertaking io decido
whether or not this ls a correct atsumptioa, lt
mav be well to consider what lt Involves. It
undoubtedly Involves an obligation resting
upon lhal cla"8 of our popiilatt?u to conform
to the policy decided upon in the convention.
If this oollg itiou is not recognized, that should
be Btaied belora the delegates tike their
seai a, and such a declaration would probably
exclude them; for this convent on, tbougii
proposing to be not exclusively Democratic,
wilt have to decide upon the poi ley of that
party, at a most critical Juncture, und the de?
cision will -?really affect ihe continued exir
ience of the party as a national organization.
It K therefore, not likely that as a majority of
the delegates.will bo Democrats, and deeply
concemed lor tnelr local party interests, they
? ill suffer tne decision to be Influenced even
to a small extent by the representatives of a
State organlzitlon politically imp?t nt at home
and unwilling to cali Imelf Democratic, and
yet which announces the purpose to abandon
the party altogether unless a certain policy ls
Iudeed, if this is really the purpose of those
to bo represented by the delegates from thia
.stale, it ls, peihaps, worth considering
whether it would not be both more dignified
and more effective for them to retrain from
the convention altogether. On tue other
hand, it iti.'* the purpose ot the more promi?
nent and influential gentlemen connected with
ihe present movement to advise complianco
: iriwi uui lUiei.L.n ot' ibu BAIIImura Cooveut'ou^,
whatever lt may oe, thea lt le, perhaps, due to
those Invited to participate in the movement
that this purpose should oe deli n italy Indicated
at once, that they may see where - the road
leads to before tuey get into lt.
Another and practically a .inch more Im
portant consequence of the doctrino that ail
persons In the Si ate who ara not Republicans
are therefore necessarily Democrats, or lu
afflUati. n with the Democratic party, is the
Indefinite postponement of any possible Im?
provement In the stale Government. If any
doubt that thia consequence ls cortiln to ful
low, let them recall the campaign of 1868, In
which the Bepuollcon party of inls Si ai e grew
in numbers aud became perfected in organiza?
tion and discipline, In which also the control
of the party passed from the hands of Its now
Conservative leaders luto the Hands ol' the
men who then made themselves most con?
spicuous for their extreme and radical doc?
None conversant with these matters can
doubt that such ls the ordlnury, and, indeed,
the Inevitable consequence of party contests.
Hence, if a party coulest should n <w arl -o In
the Slate, lt would undoubtedly give u new
lease of power and Inti lenee to the very men
whom al! good citizens without distinction
of party or race would like to see dinpUced.
It la vain lo hope that a party content con?
cerning the electoral vote ol' the State in the
Presidential election could, by any poss i ol Iii v,
tall to affect the Slate elections willoh precede
lt by a montn. Any organization for the Presi?
dential campaign of tne Democratic parry lu
this Stale, or of any party, however named,
represented and controlled by ihe person* or
cla-ses heretofore identified with the Demo?
crats for the Presidential campaign, would
certainly unite the RepuoilcanB to a man upon
the regular party nominee; and this being
done, ml chance of reform through the State
elections In Ociober would pass away.
The only reasonable hope of reform in the
State government, and Hie only chance of
effecting it practically, dep. nd upon there be?
ing first a reform In the Republican party of
the Stale, whereby the more conservative and
respectable elements of that party may be ele?
vated to greater influence in its counsels.
This, as we have seen, caonot take place if the
party ls Involved In a coolest wini ouMders.
Toe preservation ol the supremacy of the party
becomes In that case the brat consid?r?t lon
wiih ail La members, and to this object all
others are certain to be subordinated. Even
the Reform party of 1870, Whlcn adopted Re
pub lcau principles, aud even included some
Republicans among its leaders, tailed In Iis
purpose, because Tis simple presence in me
field healed the dissensions which had already
arisen among the Republicans and restored
the unity ot ihe party aud the power ol Its most
extreme exponents. How muco more sure*
ly will slim,ar consequences follow un organi?
zation now, In name, and if not in name, cer?
tainly In association, D?mocratie'!1 Weall know
that the lust great struggle between the Re
pub leans and Democrats was upon the per?
manence of ihe fifteenth amendment and the
recoil h true ion laws ol' Congress. The great
mass of Republican voters in ibis Stale are
negro-s, and they were thoroughly lotormed
In 18G8 that their newlj-received citizenship
was at stake lu lhal contest. '1 hey knew taat
the Democrats, f succcsslul, were pledged lo
deprive them of ilie suffrage, and to restera
the entire management of ihe affairs of the
Stale to Ihe willies alone. Toa ceri am extern,
they were incorrectly made to be lave tjiat the
success of Hie Democrats would even involve
ihalr being remanded to B.uveiy Now there
Illings have not been forgotten; ll ihey have
naen, the racollecHon of il),MD will be quickly
revtved, and so iiillueutial are ihey that, ll' Mr.
Greeley obtains the nomination of the D-uio
eratic pany he Mil Hardly receive a single
negro vota, in this State-ne will surely not
cany the Slate.
If this reasoning be correct, lt ls clear that
grave consequences depend upon tue repre?
sentation of the State at Bil ll more. It ihe
sending delegates to that convention results
in a Democratic dr other chiefly white orgunl
z ilion here pledged lo support the nominee
of tne convention, whoever he may be (even
Mr. Greeley,) Ibe electoral vote ol ihe State
becomes tnereby secured to the nominees ol
the Philadelphia Convention, and Hie Slate
government will be continued tor two jears
longer in the hands Ot those who now control
If the sendinc of delegates there does not
Involve the organizailou ol such a party here,
tnen to what purpose arenMiey io be seat, oud
what weight or Influence can they exercise
there ? But the very sending them will have
much the same effect at home as a party
organization to su.iain them, und will add
Just.Bo much more weight io what the Republi?
cans must necessarily carry-who may. In the
absence of such au organization, attempt in
October to elect a Slate ticket acceptable lo
the non-Republican voters. W. L. T.
A RAILROAD 8M A SB-VP.
Two Trains OJT the Track of the Wil?
mington, Colombia and Angosta
Railroad-Several Persona injured
Tlie Track Clear Once Blore.
On Wednesday evening, and later during
the same night, two successive up-tralns on
the Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta Ball
road ran off tbe track, the accident In regard
to the last obe bf lng of a moBt serious nature.
At 4.15 P. M., ihe usual passenger train on
this road left. Florence, and, at a point one
mlle west of Grist Station, the mall' and
second-class passenger coach were thrown
from the track and both much damaged. No
one was hurt, and, after repairing the track,
Hits train proceeded on its way, leaving two
ol its cars behind.
At io 30 P. M. the same night, the usual
night express left Florence, and having
arrived at the scene of the last mentioned accl
dent, hitched on the cars left at this point.
The train then went on, and ata point about
flfty miles east-of Florence dashed across a
broken rail, which was unseen In the dark?
ness. The engine Immediately rushed off the
the track, dragglog most of the train after lt.
The engine, tender, baggage car, second-claps
aud passenger coaches were thrown down and
smashed into a wreck. The only cars unin?
jured were two sleeping coaehes, which got
uncoupled and remained upon the track. Seve?
ral passengers were seriously Injured, but we
were unable to learn their names. Workmen
were set to work at once upon the track, and
the succeeding train -ran through on schedule.
time..,. . .,..... ; ...
WILMINGTON, N. C., May 30.
The accommodation train on the Wilming?
ton, Columbia and Augusta Railroad ran off
the track near Grist's s:ai ion. Three cars
were wrecked and seven persons wounded.
C. H. Blckstran, of Choraw, South Carolina,
and Morris Bischoff, of Terre Haute, Indiana,
were seriously wounded. All were brou?ht
to th's city aud placed In the city hospital, and
lt is hoped that none of ihe Injuries will result
fatal y. The accident was noir caused by any
negligence or carelessness. ~~~ - .
JAMES GOROON DENNETT DYING.
NEW YORE, May 30.
James. Gordon Bennett ls In a dangerous
condition, life sacrament for the dying was
administered to him yesterday, and his Bon
and daughter, who are in Europe, have been
JUDGE LYNCH IN KENTUCKY.
SPARTA, ET., May 30.
John Brannan), who killed bia wife yester?
day, was taken from the Jail by the people and
THE METHODIST BOOK CONCERN.
. , NEW YORE, Max 30.
The committee on the Methodist -BOOR Con?
cern report repeated frauds, chiefly If not en?
tirely in the manufacturing department and
binding, but not o? magnitude to endanger
the financial strength of tue concern.
A FORGER NABBED.
RICHMOND, May 30.
Samuel Perry, a)K9 Perrin, was arrested
"upon ms arrivai in inisTJltr," co-day, on a tele?
gram (rom Macon Ga., charged with forging.
Hu proved to be thu party who stole bona H to
the amount or flfty *r?mtand dollars In Wor?
cester, Mass., some months since, and was
dleguiped as an old farmer when arrested.
He will be held ior requisition from Massachu?
setts or Georgia. _
If HAT CONGRESS IS DOING.
WASHINGTON, May 30.
The Senate finished the luternal revenue
bill. The tax on whiskey remains at seventy
cents per gallon, but on tobacco a uniform lax
of twenty-tour cents per pound was agreed on,
being an increase of four cents over t ie House
rate. Export bonded warehouses ior tobacco
were aboilehed; but all tobacco now in bond ls
allowed to remain for twelve months, though
no new cm rles are al lo ?ed.
Seuator Scott, 1 rom th- select committee on
Southern outrages, reported bids to amend
the eniorcemeot act and the supplementary
civil rlghis bill, wide i were read the "first
time. H.iyard q leslloned the propriety of
nie retereuce 01 mese bills to this committee,
which nari been organized for a special pur?
pose, and certainly not to take.cognizance of
such matters us were invo'ved in ihese two
buls. He (Mr. B.) did not even know that
mese bills baa been relerredjto the committee
until lt met yesterday. The proper reference
for those bills was to the Judiciary committee.
The vice-president stated that lt was perfectly
competeut for the Senate to refer bills to any
committee. Kellogg called up the Houpe
bill regarding qnaiantine regulations on the
Cull aud Atlantic cousis, which passed wlih
the Sena'u amendment, and goes back to the
House. The tariff will be discussed to-nieht.
The House passed the Senate bill extending
the act of June 22, 1860, In relation to the
confirmation of pr vate land claims In Florida,
Louisiana and Missouri, with an amendment
prepared by Mr. Sheldon authorizing the
confirmation of all claims on proof of pos
sesrion by ihn claimant, and those from
whom they derive title since ihe cession to
the United States of the Territories out of
which said States were formed. The exten?
sion is fur three years, and lt is believed that
under tbe act alt olaims may be easily and
Von Trump, rMog to a personal exalta?
tion In respect io a charge against his official
conduct as a member of the sub-committee In
the Ru Klux Investigation, sent to the clerk's
desk and had read an article from the Colum?
bia, 8. C., Uoion, quoting irom ihe Baltimore
American to ihe effect that Von Trump had
declined examining an important witness, a
distlUKUlshfd Democrailc lawyer, who knew
and could disclose too much of ihe Ku-Klux
history. He denounced the statement as false
ia every particular. Stevenson, another
member of the same sub committee, bore tes?
timony ti tire great z?al, activity and energy
exhibited by bis col.eague. and to his honor?
able and high-minded conduct In the whole
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, May 30.
Riping barometer, northerly to-^wesierly
winds, and clear aud clearing weather will
prevail on Friday from ihe luwer Laites to
Florida, and ea-I A ard to the Atlantic. Clear
and pleasant weather for the Gulf States.
V .ur relay'* Wc at li rr Reports of the
Signal Service, V. S. A.-4.47 P. M.,
Loral Tim?. -
Chic* go, III
Mern nils. Tenn.
NOTE.-The weam er report c. ai eu 7 47 o' cloe lt
this morning, wilt bo posted la the rooms of the
Chamber or Commerce at io o'clock A. M., and,
together wlttrHhe weather chart, 'may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
TUE FES A KCl AL CONUNDRUM.
What Will Become of the Receipt?
from Taiful-U'ill the InUreiti on.
the Bonds be Faid in Jnly J-A. al g
ni fica nt Straw.
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[SPECIAL TILKGBAM TO THE h'BWS.]
COLOMBIA, Thursday Night, May 30.
It is certain that money ia at last flowing
pretty steadily Into the State treasury. Re?
ports from most of the counties represent the
people as paying the taxes freely: and the
great conundrum here jost' now' ls, "What
will be done with the cash ?" It IB very cer?
tain that not one of the hundreds of hungry
holders of claims against the State who are
banging around Columbia has yet been able
to get a cent from the treasury. The members
of the Bing keep very dark about their in?
tentions. In some quarters lt Is believed that
they are now organizing another grand specu?
lation based upon the rise in the bonds, which
IB sure to follow the payment In' gold of the
interest due July 1st. It ia Impossible at thia
time to find out whether or not the Interest
will be paid; bnt I have posh ive information
that one at least of the ?lng has within the
past made some heavy p*urct?a?es of booda.
* .?, ; ? . COSGAj?jL,: '
"TKWOJW TO THB UNIONDBAW?;9
WASHINGTON, May 30.
Business in ihe departments was eu-perjced
to-day In consequence of the decoratlou of the
tcraves of tbe Uulon dead. Heavy rains inter?
fered with the ceremonies here and' noi th?
wart . No outrages were .reported, and xi. e re
was Utile gefierai Interest manifested. '.
. .,; j . WILMINGTON, N.C..May30..
To-day while the Dulled States rtveVue
entier W. H. Seward was Dring minute guns
during ihe march of the procession to tho
Federal cemetery the cannon was premajtora
ly discharged, shattering the arm. of seau,an
W. Nelson so badly that amputation waa ne?
cessary. ' ?. ' ?.
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THB LABOR REVOLUTION.:.... .
' -rr. ' ... . y*if?ii?l?
BOSTON, May SO. ,
The meeting of the Labor Reform Conven?
tion was lance and enthusiastic, fhe New
j Tork delegation reported pie eiguUhonratt Ike
lin their city almost a c?mplele ?neceas, and
j urged a strike here. Working long, days,
they Mid, was crushing to the intelligence of
the people, Bod they thought that the- work?
ingmen should Join temperance societies, save
money, and flgnt ihe question.
CINCINNATI, Hay 30.
The German Tailors* Union, composed of
one hundred and thirty bo.-s udor?,-who em?
ploy eighteen hundred women and girls, and
take work from toe large clothing houses,
struck to-day for twenty-live per cent, inervase
of wa29?r Twenty mor*- bosses, in Ne wi ort
and' Covington, Kentucky, emplojiog four
hundred glr.e, wld strike to-morrow. It.la
reported that the omer bosses not In the union
will Join In the strike. -:
A ROW IN THB SPANISH CORTES.
MADRID, May 30. >
At the session ol the Cortes to-day, Admiral
Topete, president of the council, stated thai
the ministry recognized the validity of ihe
cm vent lon made by Marshal Serrano with-1 he
reb-ls ia Biscay, pardoning thore ! who volun?
tarily surrendered, and requested the mem?
bers of the opposition nut lo Interpolate
the government, relative'thereto: Upon this
announcement Zorrilla aro*e and moved a vote
of censure upou Sen ano. Il ls said , this action
of Zorrilla will cause Marana! Serrano
to ' resign bis command. Notwlt^tnndlng
the request of Admiral Topete. Ja the
I Cortes mat the opposition should re?
frain from laking any action relative
td the endorsement nv the g ivernment ot the
course punned by Marshal Serrano, hardly
bad ihe excitement, which was caused by the
Introduction of Senor Zurr ll. a's motion, died
away, when Senor Marios arose and proceed?
ed to question the government. The pre*l
d-nt or the Cortes refused io answer . Senor
Marius in*L>ted upon nls question, when tho
president declared lhat the action of the depu?
ty was insulting to bim, and left the chamber,
.'roat contusion followed the retirement of the
president, the tumult In the chamber became
? general, aud amid tbe din of voices no deputy
could*be plainly heard.
i i aa i BJ.
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SOUTHERN LIKE INSURANCE COMPANY.'-We
are pleased to see that onr des?rring fellow
citizen, Mr. Eben coffin, has been recently ap?
pointed agent of the popular Southern Life '
Insurance Company. We congratulate Mr.
Cof3 a on having secured the agency of one of
me oldest and strongest Southern companies,
and congratulate the company on having
secured the services of so energetic an agent.
RECEIVED per Norwegian bark Draupner,
English Bass's Ale and Bhlne Wine, ou draugbt.
Also, 'Philadelphia lager beer, fresh every
week, by A. TlefenthaL maj 30-3 .
PREVIOUS to taking Inventory ol -stock Furoh
gott, Benediot A Co. offer unprecedented bar?
gains In all of their departments, containing
SUBS, Dress Goods, Domestics, Fancy Goode,
Ribbons. Corset** Handkerchiefs^ Ladles4 and
Genta Underwear, Housekeeping Goods, Car?
pets, Matting, Ac. may27
TB THIRSTY MORTALS, ATTENTION!-Gard?
ner'? celebrated Soda Water, at the East' Bay
News Boom. Branch of me Hasel street es?
tablishment. _ _ . aprie
. PREVIOUS to taking Inventory of stock Furch
I gott, Benedict A Co., 244 King street, have
marked down all of their goods, and offer
greater bargains in all ol meir departments
man ever before. may 27 .
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT.-We have Just re?
ceived one thousand boxes, each containing
one quire of fine Note Paper and. Envelopes
to match, (without initial,) also Penholder
and Pen. Price 36 cents per box. Hasel
Street Bazaar and East Bay Newa Boom.
DRESS Goons I DRESS GOODS!-Louis Cohen
A Co. beg leave'to. draw me attention of the
pubic to their Fresh Stock of Dress Goods,
I Jnst received, comprising the latest novelties
and styles, and at prices fully twenty-five
per cent, below their cost of Importation. A
cali is respectfully solicited. Lo nra COHXN A
Co., No. 248 King street. jnayW"
NOTICE TO TOUHIBTS.-stereoecopic views of
Charleston and vicinity for sale nt the Hasel
street Bazaar._ decW
BUILDING MATERIAL.-An extensive stock
and large variety of Doora, Bashes, Blinds,
Balusters, Mouldings, Ac, are kept constantly
on hand by Mr. P. P. Toole, ai his warerooms,
No. 20 Hayne street and No. S3 Pin ck n ey street
The above are all made at bis own lac to ry o a
Hod beck's wharf. He seeps, also, French and
American Window Glass, Stained Glass, Slate
Mantels, Builders' Hardware, Ac., from the
best manufacturers, , mch8-fmwlyr
EUROPEAN and American Stereoscopic
I Views, $160 per dozen. EASEL 'Sta?**
BAZAAR,_ ?PR19 MWF ;
123d. by the Rev. Dr. fW?? * W* W j? U
J tojM ss F. L. FINN, au of this ?ty. I