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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2004. CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JUNE 13, 1872. .J3IGHT DOLLARS^A ^^^y
THE CONTENTION FORMALLY PLEDC
ED TO THE LIBERAI CAUSE.
The BlghC Platform-The Delegates to
Baltimore, Men of the Right Stripe
r A Brief and Harmonious Session.
fk% [SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THF NEWS.]
Wm COLUMBIA, Wednesday, June 12.
W The State Democratic Convention met
I promptly this morning in the Courthouse.
' The Slate Central Executive Committee re?
signed, and President Porter was authorized,
by a resolution offered by General Butler, to
appoint their successors.
The committee on reflations reported the
following, which were unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That this convention recognizes
the movement which was organized al Cincin?
nati on the 4th of Hay last, as the o my one,
In this crisis, calculated to revive Individual
liberty and restore local self-government.
Resolved, That thia convention accepts the
Cincinnati platform as broad, liberal, and just
to all portions and classes, and citizens of the
Resolved, That It ls tba sense of this conven?
tion that the interest of the whole country re?
quires that no separate and distinct Demo?
cratic nomination should be made by the Bal?
timore Convention; and the delegates appoint?
ed by this body are hereby instructed to
oppose such nominations.
Stokes, of Greenville, and Lambson, of Wil?
liamsburg, submitted a minority report urging
Democratic nominations. This was tabled,
with only two dissenting votes.
Tba. following delegates to the National
Democratic Convention were then elected :
State at Large-James F. Izlar, Simeon Fair,
W. H. Wallace, E. M. Law, W. D. Porter, Wm.
Alkea, James Chesnut, J. B. Fraser.
First Congressional District-John B-. Moore,.
--Fi F. Warley, Henry Mciver, Wm. Conner.
Second Congressional District-M. P. O'Con?
nor, T. Y. Simons, 8. S. Solomons, Wm. Wha
Third Congressional District-James 8. Coi ti?
ran, James P. Adams, H. A Meeize, A. D.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C. Mc?
Clure, T. W. Woodward, R. M. Sims, W. E.
The convention then went into committee
of the whole and adopted a highly co m pli -
mentagy r?solution o? thanks to Mr. Porter for
his able and dignified -manner la presiding
? cyglr the deliberations of the convention. Mr.
Pornr replied in an admirable abd feeling ad?
dress, congratulating the convention on the
happy and harmonious termination of their
The convention at 10.35 ad loamed sine die.
' THE FIRST HAT'S SESSION.
Knthsutasnt Xor Greeley and Brown
Organising the Convention-The Del?
egates-Choice or the Bon. W. D. Por?
ter aa Permanent Chairman-Hie
Kemar hs-Oe ttlng Ready for Bull?
[FROM OUR SPECIAL CORRB?r ONDKNT,]
COLUMBIA, Tune ll. '<
The Democratic State Convention bas begun
Its session under tbe most auspicious Clreum
atttnoes, and Ita proceedings thus tar have been
such aa to furnish tbe most favorable augury
for success. Tbe elly has been crowded all
day with delegates and spectators, and at tbe
hotels lhere bas been such an influx of repre?
sentative men from all sections of the State
as bas not been seen for many months. There
has been an opportunity daring the day ibr
lull and free Interchange ol oplnloa between
the representatives from the various sections
of the State, and the unanimity of opinion
thathas been evolved ls as decided as It must
be gratifying. Ii any thing more were needed
to show that tbe Cincinnati movement bad
been balled by the whole people o? South Caro
lina as tbe only path ont of tbe net-work of evils
by which she Is surrounded,the evidence would
be amply furnished by the conversations
t'^t have taken place to-day between the een
L tlemen from every section of tbe Slate, wbo
I have assembled here to echo tbe desire and
demand of their constituents. The people ol
the seaboard and the dwellers by the moun?
tains bave met here to-day In the perso ns ol
their representative men, and au they grasped
each other's bands and looked steadily In each
other's faces, they have seen the mutual deter?
mination to rally In a solid phalanx around the
standard which has been so opportunely
raised for their deliverance. The spontaneity of
.. the movement throughout the State, and the
unanimity of sentiment pervading the repre-1
Bsntatives of every section, contd not have
been more perfectly llltistraied, and have been
matters of agreeable surprise to even the
most enthusiastic supporters ol the Clnclnnatl
ticket. I have seen mea to-day who were
from the bottom of their hearts la sympathy
with the Cincinnati movement, but timorous
So view of tbe possible hostility of other men
who have been known as leaders Io the
sentiments of the people of South Car?
olina In tbe years that are past, go
up * to such men and ask them, in
half anxious and half sceptical tones what
they thought of "the Cincinnati business,"
and the reply, in every case, has been, in sub?
stance, "Sir, the Cinclnoatl nominees aod
platform afford na the first and only honorable
opportunity that we had of coming back to
the great sisterhood of States on e^ual terms,
o? our own free will, aod without such mental
reservations as bave made our late enforced
adhesion a ghastly farce, and South Carolina^
will prove hopelessly deficient In common
sense If she refuses to accept lt." These ex?
pressions, aod expressions auch aa these, have
been universal among the delegates assembled
here to-day, and In the face of them the feeble
opposition that ls Intended to be maintained
in some sections of the South Carolina De?
mocracy became the sheerest nonsense.
There bas been the usual amount ol caucusslng
among tbe delegates to-day, and, doubtless,
some wire-pulling, but only in reference to
the personnel of the delegation to Balti?
more. As to the principles which are to
form the platform of the Sooth Carolina
Democracy, and the expression of opinion
that ls to govern the delegates, the con?
vention is a unit, and Its action may be
Tbe convention assembled at eight o'clock
this evening in Carolina Hall, which, long be?
fore the boar o? meeting, had been well filled
by spectators. The hall Is ordinarily used as
tie court-room for this circuit, and the space
inside of tho rails had been filled up \
desks and seats, and reserved for the ns
the delegates. Shortly alter eight o'cli
Captain W. B. Stanley, the senior membe
the Democratic State executive commit
called the convention to order, and nomini
Colonel Simeon Fair, of Newberry County
the temporary chairman, and Mr. John
Britton, of Charleston, as temporary secret;
Tbeae nominations received the unanlrn
approval of the convention, and Colonel 1
being escorted to the platform by Cap?
Stanley, returned his acknowledgment*
the convention for the compliment confer
upon him in choosing bim to preside even
a short time over their deliberations.
Bald that the occasion was somewhat a p<
liar ene, but full of promise for the State, i
they had reason to congratulate themsel
upon the auspicious circumstances un
which they had assembled, in the day of ge
ral amnesty, and under the restored proi
tlon of the great writ of habeas corpus,
then announced that the convention ^
ready to proceed with the election of a i
Mr. Britton begged to decline the nomli
tlon for temporary secretary, and on his t
tlon Mr. E. B. White, of Charleston, v
unanimously elected to that position.
The secretary then called the roll of de
gates as furnished by the published report;
the county conventions, and the following g
tie men answered to their names:
Abbeville-F. A. Conner, J. W. Hearst,
A. C. Waller, Wm. Hood.
Charleston-W. D. Porter, Wm. Aiken,
P. O'Connor, S. S. Solomons, G. Limb Bul
John F. Britton, T. T. Simons, W. Y. LeIU
P. Brady, Charles Foster, D. F. Fleming, J
M. Carson, Robt. Hunter, G. F. Kinloch,
W. Yenning, W. L. Daggett, C. H. Cohrs,
E. White, Wm. Wbaley, Thos. Pinckney.
Chester-E. C. McClure, G. J. Patterso
John V. Durham.
Chesterfield-E. F. Malloy, W. J. Vereen.
. Darlington-P. F. Warley, J. Keith, A.
Fairfleld-Jas. B. Aiken, T. R. Robertson,1
W. Woodward, J. A. Bookbardt.
Greenville-E. S. Irvine, E. F. Stokes.
Morry-Thomas 0. Dunn, James E. Duse
Kershaw-J. B. Kershaw, James CbeBnu
L. J. Patterson, T. H. Clarke, J. D. Kennedy
Lancaster-D. J. Carter.
Lexington-Henry A. Meetze, G. Leaphai
F. S. Lewie.
Newberry-Simeon Fair, J. F. J. Caldwel
G. B. Tncker, Henry Burton.
Orangebure-A. D. Goodwyn, J. S. Bawma
Thomas H. Zimmerman, John L. Moorer, D. 1
Norris, James F. Izlar.
Pickens-B. E. Bowen, D. F. Bradley.
Richland-W, B. Stanley, Jacob Levin, 1
G. Butler, J. P. Thomas, James P. Adams, ;
0. Garner, J. H. Klnsler, Wm. H. Stack, D. 1
DeSaussure, R. O'Xeale, Jr.
Sumter-T. B. Fraser, Mark Reynolds, E.v
Moise, J. D. Blaodlng, John B. Moore, John I
Richardson, T. V. Walsh.
Union-W. H. Wallace, A. R. A ti ghi ry, B. I
Williamsburg-J. R. Lambson.
York-Cad. Jones, J. W. Rawlinson, R. V
Sims, E. M. Law, B. P. Boyd, W. B. Willlami
General Butler then moved that a com ml
tee of nine be appointed to nominate permi
nent officers ol the convention, but themolio
met with considerable opposition, principal!
from tbe Charleston delegation;
Mr. J. M. Carson moved to amend th
motion so that the convention might go inl
a committee of the whole upon the electio
of officers. He believed that the conventlo
was capable of nominating its own officers, an
he advocated an expression of the whole pet
pie, through their representatives In the eot
ventlon, as to who should be their presidio
Mr. W. J. Vereen'advocated the motion <
General Butler. He said he belonged to n
ring, but he hoped the motion would pass, be
cause ll put to the whole house he believed 1
would result in endless discussion and dis
torbance, and he did not want a report of an;
disturbance or d?aseos' "?ns lo go out from tb
convention to we'akt . s influence or effect.
Mr. John F. Britton objected In toto to ihi
committee business. He believed that it wa
in the competency of the convention to selec
Its own officers, and the appointment of a com
mlltee would be an unnecessary waste of time
It might be necessary to refer the resolution
that might be offered and tbe consideration o
a platform to a committee, but he opposed tbi
reference ot the nomination of officers, am
moved that the motion of General Butler bi
laid upon the table.
The chairman ruled that the original motioi
could not be laid upon the table, because at
amendment bad intervened, and the amend
ment must first be disposed of.
Major Buist expressed his serious objection!
to General Butler's motion. He Bald it wai
an immaterial question, but still he wanted tc
see the people ready to express an oplnlor
without the Intervention of any committee.
I He would therefore oppose the reference oi
any matters to committees, except such reso?
lutions as might be offered.
General Butler said, that he desired to state,
as a matter of justice to himself, that he had
no personal Interest in the matter, and lc
making the motion he bad simply been fol?
lowing the precedent that bad always ob
tal ned In South Carolina. He had no prefer?
ence whatever for any gentleman as perma?
nent chairman, and if the gentlemen who hod
spoken on the other side meant to insinuate
that he bad any desire to pack the committee
In favor pf any candidate, they had not only
cast discredit upon his motives but also on
their own Intelligence.
Mr. M. P. O'Connor said that they bad met
to take a new departure, and that precedents
must not tberelore be accepted as Inflexible
rules. He bad no apprehension that If either
of tbe motions prevailed any gentleman would
be Be lee ted as chairman who would not com?
mand the hearty approbation of the conven?
tion, but he desired at tbat time to contend
for a poslMon which he might at some lniure
time be compelled to contend for, namely,
that they should do nothing indirectly that
might be done directly. The people of South
Carolina were already Jealous and dissatisfied
on account of the manner in which they had
formerly been.represented, and be desired to
give them occasion for no similar feelings In
the future. He desired to begin right and tn
.the most direct way, and he had no doubt that
they could solve the whole question in five
minutes. He therefore moved to lay the whole
matter on the table, and gave notice that he
would then nominate a gentleman -who com?
manded In the highest degree the respect and
confidence of every delegate on the floor
of the convention, the Hon. W. D. Porter.
General Butler said that he bad no possible
objection to that course, and could have none
to the nomination that had been made, but
that instead of things being "cut and dried"
by bim as to the organization or tbe conv
lion, it began really to look as though tl
hud been-very effectually "cut and dried"
the delegates from Charleston, a?, he wo
beg leave to add, had been olten done befe
The question upon laying the wbole mat
upon the table was then put and carried, t
Mr. O'Connor renewed his nomination of l
Porter as permanent chairman.
Colonel Simeon Fair and General M. C. B
1er were also nominated, but both of th?
gentlemen declined the compliment, and l
nomination of Governor Porter being pu
was carried by acclamation and unanimous
On motion of Mr. O'Connor a committee
three, consisting of Messrs. O'Connor, Bm
and Kershaw, was appointed to escort t
newly elected chairman to the platfor
where he cordially shook: hands with Coloi
Fair, the retiring chairman, and was greet
with loud and long continued applause.
Mr. Porter returned bis cordial thanks
the convention for tbe compliment they b
conferred upon him so far as it applied pi
sonally to himself, for, he said, he valued t
good opinion of those he saw around hi
far more than elevation to any office or si
lion. The dulles of the convention, he sa!
were of the greatest importance, and Its i
tlon might result In great advantage to I
oppressed and downtrodden people ot t
State ot South Carolina. They were HU ff?
lng under grievous disadvantage and Inji
lice, but he did not propose to expatiate upc
that subject or to rehearse the story of th?
wrongs. It was enough to say that tl
corruption and dishonesty at home and tl
tyrannies and usurpations at Washington hi
driven the people almost to the verge of de
pair. At last, however, there was a gleam
light-a rnbstantlal hope of relief. A series
events had begun which night result In tl
redemption of the whole land lrom the evils i
political misrule. A few good, honest ar
brave men of the great and victorious Repu
Hean party had revolted agaloBt the oppre
slons of thal party, had Initiated a por i
movement, and proclaimed that the po,,,ic
power of the country must be wrested fro:
tbe bands that now bold lt, and that old latin
must be forgotten, or at least suspended. Tl
living issues which they had made their batt
cries were tbe subordination of mllliat
|o civil power, the non-suspension ot U
great writ of habeas corpus in times <
peace, and a firm and steady resistance I
the centralizing policy of the presei
Federal administration. Their former cha!
man had congratulated them upon the u
lhat general amnesty and the restoration <
the habeas corpus had been assured to tr
people of the South; but he asked why wei
these rights accorded ? Those concessions, I
said, were the legitimate fruits ot the Cindi
natl movement, and never would have bee
made without lt [Applause.] Tbe Clncii
natl Convention had made a declaration <
principles, which ho had every reason to b<
lleve' was sat ls rac tory to the people of th
State, and which promises them redempllo
from their present ills. He was also, coi
Vinced, from all that he had seen and hear
and read, that the Individuals who had bee
put forward by tbat convention were emlnen
ly acceptable to the people of South Carolin!
[Applause.] Tue great Democratic parly c
the United States was* about to assembli
They might make a nomination of Ihel
own or accept -and recommend the cand
dacy of Greeley and Brown. The people c
South Carolina, in convention assembl?e
were now to do their part. They were to d<
termine whether they would send delegate
to Ballimore to take part In the action of tba
conveniion, or whether they would abstal
from doing BO. He believed lhat the limo ha
come for South Carolina to put herself lu lin
with her sister Slates, and that lt was due t
them and her that she should take her shar
In the councils and actions of the nation
[Applause.] He had said that there was
gleam of hope, but everything would de'pem
upon the action ot the Democratic Conventioi
at Baltimore-. They would have lt In thel
power to eleel Ulysses Grant, or to elect Hor
ace Greeley; but one thing waa certain, tba
the only manner to defeat Ulysses Grant wa
by a union with the Liberal Republicans, ant
without such union there would be nothing
to anticipate but the reinstating, for fou
more weary years, of the administration whosi
Jrou heel bad ground their people to th?
dust. He commended these subjects to th?
serious, thoughtful consideration of tba con
venilon, and be bad no doubt that their actior.
would redound to the credit, and promote th?
highest interests of the people they repre
sented. If they could combine together-lt
one solid phalanx and march forward willi
locked shields, they could carry aloft thoa*
two standard bearers who might be fitly term?
ed their political apostles of deliverance.
Horace Greeley and B. Gratz Brown. [Ap
piase.] With them lhere was an assurance ol
victory, with its blessed fruit s of lasting peace,
public order and general prosperity. [Ap
The chairman then announced that the con?
vention was open for business, and Mr. P.
Brady moved that Mr. E. B. White be request?
ed io act as permanent secretary, which mo?
tion was carried. -
Mr. M. P. O'Connor then offered a series of
resolutions, which were received willi great
applause. The first resolution expressed the
conviction of the convention ttyftt the Cincin?
nati movement was the only oue that could be
trusted to secure the overthrow of the present
corrupt administration of national affairs, and
secure peace and prosperity to the country;
the second resolution heartily approved and
endorsed the Cincinnati platform, and the
last one contained an instruction to the dele
gales to Baltimore to urge upon that conven?
tion that uo nomination be made.
These resolutions were seconded, and so
evidently expressed the feeling of the conven?
tion that General Kershaw and other speakers
were in favor of their immediate adoption, but
on motion of Colonel T. T. Simons it was re?
solved to appoint a committee of one from
each county, to wbom all r?solutions should
be referred without debate.
General E. M. Law offered a series of reso?
lutions providing for the appointment of lour
delegates to the Ballimore Convention from
each Congressional district, to be nominated
by the members from that district, and eight
delegates from the Slate at large to be elected
by ballot, and that Ihe delegates thus chosen
be instructed to oppose any distinct Presiden?
tial nominations by the Democratic party.
These resolutions were received with ap?
plause, and referred to the committee on plat?
Mr. John F. Britton also offered a series of
resolutions similar to those adopted by the
Charleston County Convention, expresalng
confidence In the Cincinnati nominees, and
instructing the delegates to Baltimore to use
their utmost individual and collective efforts
to secure their endorsement. These were
also applauded, seconded and sent to the com?
A alight diversion was next caused by Mr. E.
P. Stoke?, ol Greenville, a young gentleman
who may be remembered byf tbe' readers ol
THE NEWS as having been,- announced lu
Charleston some weeks ago to deliver a Btreet
lecture on Democracy, and whose audience
consisted on that occasion of some acore ot
ragged Urchins and one unsympathetic police?
man, who insisted on damming np hie flow of
Bonrbon eloquence in the alleged interest of
the public peace. Mr. Stokes is a good-look?
ing young gentleman, with a well-balanced j
head of hair, parted centre-wise, and be read |
a well-written series o? resolutions, which de?
clared that .the Democratic party of South
Carolina was in hearty sympathy with the
great Democratic party of the United States;
that lt would manfully resist al) encroachments
on Its rights; that all States %ere born
free and equal; that the Democratic party was
the only pan y to restore the nkryerment of this
great and glorious country;'rgat the Idea of a j
third party was all moonshine, and that the
Democratic party In South Carolina .should re?
organize and go to work. These resolutions,
lrom some cause or other, did not seem to
arouse the convention to any decided pitch
o? enthusiasm. In fact, when the reading
was concluded there waa a dead silence ior
some minutes. Finally a pond?rons gentle?
man from Charleston, the goodness o? whose
heart is proportionate to the Biz? of his body,
looked around upon tbe smiling laces ol the
delegates and then Bald, compassionately,
"Oh, I'll second the r?solutions." So the r?s?
olutions were charitably helped along to tbe
care of the committee, Where they will
doubtless find a comfortable: and permanent]
The chairman then named Cbe following gen?
tlemen as the committee on resolutions, and j
the convention adjourned until nine o'clock
to-morrow morning: Charleston County, M. P.
O'Connor; Abbeville County, J. W. Hearst;
Chester Couniy, E. C McClure; Darlington
County, F. F. Warley; Chesterfield County, E.
F. Malloy; Greenville CountyvE. F. Stokes;
Horry County, Thomas C. Bonn; Kershaw !
County, James Chesnnt; Lancaster County,
D. J. Carter; Newberry Comity, Simeon Fab*;
Fairfield County, James B. Aiken; Orange
burg County, A. D. Good wyn_;Plckens County,
R, E. Bowen; Richland County, M. C. Bullery|
Sumter County, T. B. Fraser; Union County,
W H. Wallace; Williamsburg County, J. B.
Lambson; York County, Cad. Jones; Lexing?
ton County, Henry A Meetze. PICKET.
THE GROWING CROPS.
Under date of June 10, our correspondent J
Since I wrole you last, we have bad two or I
three showers; but at this time the crops about |
here are suffering some for the want ot rain.
As a general thing, our farmers have their J
crops In good condition. Tbere are some who
are too Indolent to do well at any th I ncr, an d their
crops will yield but little. So far as the crops
are concerned, I think the yield ot cotton will
be slightly In advance .of last year, with a
favorable season. I have had forms on some I
of my cotton as far back as the first of June,
and an old ' farmer told me that lt was very
.11 ar ion.
The Crescent says: "Riln has fallen in some
portions of the county dm lng the past week,
but more ls needed. Crops are suffering lor
want of it, and conon would not be Injured by
a few more showers. ACCOOB+A OI the crop
prospects are, however, more eacouragihgx*' .
ARREST OE A MAIL ROBBER.
[From ths Marton Crescent]
On last Saturday morning William McLaugh?
lin, colored, was arrested by P O Detective
Woodward, for opening and taking money
from lett era malled in this office. William ls
about sixteen years old, and has been mall
carrier lor a long time. On bis peraon were
found several letters recently sent to this
office, among others one In which twenty-one
dollars had beau enclosed. The money (which
was marked) was also recovered. We under
s'and that the proof is incosi estable.
Our readers* will remember that we have,
time and again, complained that money was
stolen from letters to ns and other citizens,
and that letters sent to and from this office
were mysteriously lost. No notice was taken
of our complaint, and In all probability hun?
dreds of dollars have been stolen In tr?ame
manner as was this. The carrier, we learn,
was suffered to have access to the postotllce
room at all times. In fact, he bad no other
chance to open letters. This will not do. We
need Utile showing and protection, even
though we do live in 'he South. Will the
posithoce department see that we get lt ?
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-The work on the new Columbia poatoffice
ls pushing along.
The Cnngaree bridge at Columbia is going
-On last Wednesday the river steamer
Halcyon, which plies on the Great Peedee
River, between Gardiner's Bluff and Pine
Bluff, grounded . on a rock near CaBhway
Ferry. She got off on Friday without being
damaged to auy considerable extent.
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The tax OB snuff remains at thirty-two
-The specie shipments from New York yes?
terday were $362,000. *
-The New York State superintendent of
pub: tc Instruct lou decides thur, a refusal to
read the Bible shall not exclude a child from
-The Middlebrook, Tenn., paper mill was
burned yesterday. Loss $30,000; Insurance
-Tne following gpntlemen will officiate aa
pall-bearers al the funeral of James Gordon
Bennett io-dav: Messrs. Jonee, oi the Times;'
Stone, of the *Journal of Commerce; Marble,
of the World; Haailncs, ol the Commercial;
Dana, of the Mun; Brooks, ot the Express:,
Childs, of the Philadelphia Ledger; Bonner, of
the New York Ledger, and Hudson, of Con?
cord, Moss. Archbishop McCloskey has been
Invited to conduct the ceremonies.
THE WEATHER THIS DAV.
WASHINGTON, Juno 12.
Clear and partially cloudy weather will pre-1
vail on Thursday over the Southern Slates,
with light to fresh winds. Dangerous winds
are not anticipated.
Yesterday's Weather Bcporte of tue
Signal Serrice, V. S. A.-4.17 P. M.,
NOTE.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted lu the rooms of the
Chamber or commerce at io o'clock A. M., and
together with the weatr.or chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) oe examined by ship
maa tera at any time during the day.
A GRIND LIBERAL RALLY.
TEE PEOPLE, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST,
WEST, SPEAK IN J Ti UN DEE TONES.
Iowa and Kansas for Greeley.
WASHINGTON, June 12.
The D?mocratie Conventions of Kansas and
Iowa indicate an overwhelming sentiment for
tbe Cincinnati platform and nominees. The
resolutions contain this paragraph: "But
when lawless ambition, Imbecility, corruption
and man-worship dominate a party, lt Is the
duty of all citizens, without regard to pre?
vious political affiliations, and forgetful ol
past and burled difficulties, to join their hands
and Deana in any effort to crush such party
and drive its leaders from power."
The Iowa Convention instructed its dele
gales to act as a unit, and resolved that the
principles enumerated by the late Cincinnati
Convention, taken In connection with the
latter of Horace Greeley accepting the nomi?
nation o? that convention, constitute a plat
form on which all elements of the opposition
to the present corrupt Federal Government
The Bay State tor Greeley.
Low ILL, (MASS.) June 12.
The Democrats of the Seventh Massachu?
setts District met in convention here to-day
and elected E. W. Colcord, of Lawrence, and
Joseph B. Hayes, of Lowell, delegates to the
National Convention at Baltimore. Resolu?
tions recommending the adoption at Ballimore
of the'Clnclnnatl platform was passed.
Indiana for Greeley.
INDIANAPOLIS, June 12.
The State Democratic Convention met here
this morning. The Hon. John B. Coffroth
was chosen permanent chairman. After the
opening address by the chairman, a commit?
tee onresoiutions, consisting of one delegate
from each Congressional District, and a com?
mittee to select delegates to the Baltimore
Convention, were appointed. A considera?
ble discussion arose on the qnestion of the
appointment of a committee to select an elec?
toral ticket. Tbe Hon. J. T. McDonald argued
In favor of postponing a choice of electors until
alter the Baltimore Convention. It was finally,
decided to postpone the selection of an electo?
ral ticket. The Hon. Thoa. J. Hendricks was
then unanimously nominated for Governor,
and Washington Depew, of Floyd Couuty, for
The district delegations held a caucus last
night, and elected delegates to ihe Baltimore
Convention. All were favorable to Greeley
and Brown. In the Terre Haute District, in
caucus, a motion was made to BU ot tl tm e Voor
bees, In place of Dowling lor a delegate from
the State at large to the Democratic Conven?
tion, which was lOBt-seventy-six to ninety
NOT POR HORACE I
Th? Sage or Chappaqaa's Answer to
a Hungary Patriot.
Under the head of "Good- Chance for ?
Trade,"'the New York Tribune prints tbe fol?
lowing: ... il'-''' \
The editor of the Star ot Ibe Vallev, pub?
lished at Newville, Penu., writes Mr. Greeley
a letter of congratulation on Ids choice as ihe
ITA-Inftn 0? Thu UhriDjJ Utin""'1***" If'onvwn.
doo, and makes the following prcrptjsafr- '?=*=
"It ls my Intention to give you my support
under almost any circumstances, for I will cer?
tainly vote lor you. I run a great risk of
breaking up old associations by coming out
openly Tn my paper. Promise me If you are
elected and I give you my unqualified sup?
port you will appoint me lo the posioffice In
this place, which ls worth aboul one thousand
dr-iiars a year. I am a young mau, struggling
with a small weekly, and 1 am wltllug to get
aboard your ship lt you return ibis len er with
your endorsement, that I can have something
to certainly rely upon.
''Yours, with respect.
. "J. B. MORROW."
The party of which Mr. Greeley ?is the can?
didate ls not In ihls line of business. It be?
lieves in civil service reform, independent
Journalism, political honesty, and various other
things which Mr. J. B. Morrow does not under?
stand, and the tempting proposition we have
quoted must therefore be tearfully declined.
Mut the Philadelphia party will doubtless be
glad lo make a trade. It bas done a large
business lu postmasters, collectors, gaugers,
tide-waiters, and country editors, and would
give a fair price (out ol ibe public funds) for
the Star of the Valley, or any other small
weekly that may be lor sale. We advise Mr.
Morrow to go lo Washington.
EXPEDITIONS TO CUBA.
NEW YORE, June 12.
It Is stated that a large number ot Cuban
sympathizers left here with General Byan in
two schooners, which were seen ott Barnegat
transferring cargo to a vessel supposed io be
the Fannie, and lt ls believed their destination
ls Cuba, and that the Fannie will be trans?
formed into a war vessel. It is believed, also,
that three expeditions from this country arm
on their way to Cuba, one Balling from Philadel?
phia, one from a Southern port, and the Fan?
THE STRUOOLE IN MEXICO.
MATAMORAS, Jone 12.
The government troops huve made a stand
at Satl?lo and Camargo, and the commanders
give assurances of their ability to check the
advance of the revolutionists.
NEWS FROM 'WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, June 12.
Until the Alabama claims are settled no
further attempts will be made to place the,
new losn in England.
Toe claims under ihe Southern claims com?
mission, tor which an appropriation has been
made, have been referred to the third auditor,
Ru i hr ri ord. for adjustment.
The English Government will ask an eight
months' recess of the Geneva Board of Arbi?
tration. The Dulled elates will neither favor
nor oppose the recess unless England agrees
to the supplemental article. In case of tbe
recess il Is denied lhat England will noi pre?
sent her case.
A COTTON EXCHANGE in Savannah is In pro?
cess ol formation. The following resolutions
have been adopted at a meeting of the cotton
mei ch au ts :
Whereas, the growth and importance ot our
cotton trade demands that the mercnants of
Savanna*- keep pace with the chances and
adopt tbe lmprovemeuts of other cilles in con?
ducting business. Therefore, be lt
Resolved, That this meeting considers it ad?
visable and necessary for the development of
the colton trade of Savannah that a conon ex?
change be established on the mode of the cot?
ton exchange ot New York, New Orleans and
Resolved, That ihe admission fee to the cot?
ton exchange be fixed at one hundred dollars
Resolved. That the cotton exchange be open?
ed and ready lor business on Ihe 16th septem?
Resolved, That this meeting electa commit?
tee or five ot Its members^?fcose duty it shall
be to procure the signal uresrjr members pres?
ent, subscribers to these resolutions, and to
procure further members from absentees, said
committee to report at an adjourned meeting
to be called by the chairman ot ibis meeting.
Resolved, That so soon as forty signatures to
the resolutions passed al this meeting shall be
obtained, the institution shall be considered
ready for organization, and that the commit?
tee apply tor an act of Incorporation.
Thirty-one members are already enrolled in
I favor of the exchange.
. ' THE MODERN CESAR.
HOW President Grut ' Received th?
. Notification or HI? Renomination
Judge Settle, o? North Carolina, president of
the late Philadelphia Convention, and tbe
vice-presidents for the several States and Ter?
ritories, called on President Grant, In Wash?
ington lest Monday to formally notify bim of
his nomination. After the ceremony of intro?
ducing tbe delegates had been performed,
Judge Settle said:
"Mr. President: We are before yon to per?
form a very agreeable duty. We are hereto
officially inform you of your unanimous nomi?
nation for the Presidency by the National Re?
publican Convention assembled' In Phlladel
Ehla on the 6th lust. Beyond thia I don't
now that we have anything to say.". Here
Judge settle handed the President the letter
officially notifying him of his nomination.
Tne President. "Well, gentlemen,! am not
ready io respond to your letter at present, bat
in the course o? a few days will prepare my re?
ply, which I suppose I must lorward to Judee
Settle In North Carolina."
Judge settle. "Yes, sir; your answer, I pre?
sume, should be addressed to me."
Mr. Stone, of Illinois. "I wish the president
of the convection would teil 'President Grant
what a superb convention we bad. I have
never seen anything to equal lt."
Judge Settle. "I confess I am unequal to
the ta?k, and consequently I must decline."
The President. "That ls a speech to which :
I could appropriately respond. It is short aod
to the point." This sally o? the President oc?
casioned general merriment. .
Judge Settle. ' I am quite sure I should Tali
If I attempted anything like a description of
the convention. It canuot be described. The'
enthusiasm, the unanimity, tbe solid vote ol
every Stale can't be adequately described even
In the public prints. The President must him?
self have been present to tully appreciate the 1
convention. What we now. want to do especi?
ally ls to tell the President what we intend to'
do In November."
Mr. Pani Sirobach. "Mr. President, as a
vice-president of the National Convention,
and as a representative o? the Germans of
America, I pledge Alabama for you In No?
vember with as handsome a majority as In
1808, and the overwhelming vote ol the eight
huodred thousand Germans voters In the
The President. "It IB certainly very grati?
fying for me to know that, after holding for
ihree years so high an office as the one I now
occupv, without any political training what?
ever, I am again endorsed by Kind irieuds and
lormer supporters. I am, of course, very
General Soi. D. Meredith. "The nomination
of President Grant ls unprecedented In the
history of the United States. In the Philadel?
phia Convention every Congressional district j
W88 represented, and every delegate cast his
vote for j ou, Mr. President. I have been
present at other Republican conventions-I
was present when you was first nominated,
and 1 can say unhesitatingly that I never be?
fore saw such spontaneous unanimity as was
exhibited at Philadelphia. Il was very flatter?
ing to you, slr, and now let me say lor Indiana
that she will give you fifteen electoral votes.
I won't say anything about the precise majori?
ty, but I am sure of fifteen electoral votes."
The President. "At any rate, don't let your
people vote bnt once each." - .*.?!
., General Meredith. "No; we propose to give
you the State by a handsome majority by al?
lowing each man to vote once only."
Several of ihe vice-presidents here pledged
their States for different majorities, when Mr.
I Storr?, ol Illinois, said: "ihe endorsement ol
[General Grant at Philadelphia la.- the endorse?
ment ol a man with a good and honest pur?
pose, and my state proposes to give bim lrom
30 ooo to 50 OOO majority In November."
General John V. Benjamin, of Missouri.
'You know es well as I do, Mr. President,
that disaffect iou hus existed lu. Ihe ranks of
the Republican party In Missouri, but let me
assure you that the disaffection is very slight.
I-w?? propose lado now, as wa did in 1868, and
will ao our drilyTflTihe polls." - ' ""'!:
Governor Fairchild, on behalf of Wisconsin,
pledged the President a handsome majority,
I as did the vice-president from Michigan and
?Chas. J. Melord. colored, of,Virginia, The
latter put down Virginia for sixty thousand
Mr.A.B. Norton, of Texas. "Mr. Pres)
I deni, every loyal man In Texas will support
j jon, because no loyal mau can live there
without ihe strong arm ol the government to
protect him." , .
Mr. Wm. H. Wlsener, of Tennessee. "I
promise yon, Mr. President, that we will make
a gallant fight in Tennessee. There are a
great many o? th? Soulbern Democracy in my
State who, ll they are called upon to give np
their organization to Greeley and Brown, pre
fer to surrender to you, as ihey did In 1865."
The Preeident Informed the committee that
he would read their letter and respond in a
few days, and after shaking hands they with?
The President's Acceptance.
Subsequently the President's reply was writ?
ten and made public, as follows :
EXECUTIVE MANSION-, >
WASHINGTON, D. C., June 10, 1872. j
Hon. Thomas Settle, president of the National
Republican Convention,Paul Strobach, Elisha
Baxter, 0. A. Sargeant, and other a, vice
GENTLEMEN-Your letter of this date advis?
ing me of Hie action of the convention held
In Philadelphia, Pena., on the 6th and 6th ol'
this month, and ot my unanimous nomination
for the Presidency by lt, is received. .
I accept the nomination, and through you
return my heartfelt tbanka to your constitu?
ent s for this mark of their confidence and sup?
port. It elected in November, and protected
by a kind Providence in health and strength
to perform' the dulles of the high trust con?
ferred on me, I promise tbe same zeal and de?
votion io the good of the whole people lor the
lui ure of my official lite as shown in the past
Experience muy guide me io avoiding Hie
mistakes Inevitable with novices In all profes?
sions and lo all occupations.
When-relieved from ihe responsibilities of
my present trust by the election of a,succes?
sor, whether lt be at the end of this term ur
the n?-xt, I hope to leave to him, aa Executive,
I a country at peace within Hs ?wu borders, at
I peace with outside nations, ' a credit at home
and abroad, and without-' embarrassing ques
tiona to threaten its future prosperity*! <
With the expression ot a desire to see a
I speedy healing o? all bitterness of feeling be?
tween sections, parties or races of citizens,
and the time when ihe title ot citizen carries
with lt the protection and privileges to the
humblest that lt does to the most exalted, I
i hubscrlbe myself, very respectiully, your obe?
dient servant, U. S. GRANT.
A CHRISTIAN CONVENTION.
LOWELL, MASS., June 12.
The seventeenth International Convention
ol the Young Men's Christian Association met
to-day, and temporarily organized by the
choice of H. A. Snerman. of Cleveland, Ohio,
as chairman. Alter prayer by the Rev. A. G.
Hall, ol Washington, the Rev. A. Lowell read
selections from ihe Scriptures. A letter was
read lrom John Wannamaker, president ol the
last convention, regretting his inability to be
present. Various committees were appointed.
The attendance was not large. -
LOSS OF A STEAMER.
BaocxviLLE, ONTABIO, June 12.
The steamer Kingston was burned to the
water's edge. Tnere was about one hundred
passengers aboard. All escaped except Mrs.
Dr Jones, of Montreal, who Jumped over?
board wlih an improperly adjusted life pre?
server. Nothing of Hie cargo or baggage was
saved. Tne loss on the sieamer ls seventy
five thousand dollars, and she was Insured lor
sixty thousand dollars.
HASTY Vi9rr.-Tho Augusta Chronicle, of
yesterday, says: "The notorious H. W. Hen?
dricks, of Charleston, having been discharged
by ihe United States Court from Imprison?
ment at Atlanta, reached Augusta on lils way
home yesterday morning. The body-snatcher
was so anxious to get out of Georgia that he
crossed the river immediately after his arri?
val and went to Hamburg, where, it is said,
be took breakfast with the colored mayor. He
took the next train from Hamburg and went
to Cn aries) on or Columbia. He will hardly
come to Georgia agni n on a kidnapping expe?
GLIMPSES OF GOIHM;
TnK STRIKES -APPREHENSIONS OF ?
BLOODSHED TN TEE STREETS.
The Coming Commune-Ile viv? . of tbe .
Methodiit Book Concern Scandals- .
Dr. Laathan't Arrest-Grand Indian
show nt Cooper- Inititute-Red Cloud
and Red Doff In tbe Band? of thc
? . [FBOM OUE OWN C0RESSTONDRNT.]
NEW YOHI, Jone 8.
forced lhere by the belligerent attitude of
many of the trades members towards tf^Ir
employers. On last Thursday night lhere was.
a real feeling of apprehension hi the city that
violent popular commotions were about to
hrsak out, and that the dre ad lui excesses of
tie drall riots of 1863 might be repealed. ?
workingman who had refused to Join the
strikers bad been waylaid and shot, bangs of
excited men were gathering In the streets op
town, meetings were being held at Waich
"bosses" who had ventured in lo remonstrate '
with their employees were severely beaten,
and threatening letters had been received by
sundry large manufacturers in which threats'
were made ot burning their establishments.
Some of Ibe features of the Mtuaiiun were
wonderfully like th- se so vividly described lu
one of Charles Reade's later hovels, In which
he treats of the English strikes. , So- great waa
the anxiety of the authorities that heavy de?
tachments ol notice were sent tu threatened
points, and General Sh aler .was notified to
have ibe military In readiness. .~?~:r.??
Toe, purpose of ibis new outoreak of the
laboring classes was to obtain certain conces?
sions from - their employers,- tbe chief being "
higher wages and a rule establishing "eight
hours tobe a lull day's, work." Sume trades
wera satisfied to.take one or the oltaer of
these. Others Insisted upon' both. Dp to this
morning about twenty thousand men bad en?
tered upon tbe stn ae, and o the ra wer? aoout
to follow. The movement extended io the
horse car conductors and drivers and ihe men
In the gasworks. The loss o? gasilgntand
of the means ot riding about town, octa so
vital lo Ihe transaction of business in a great
metropolis, was Imminent. The gas compauies
and car superintendents, however, succumbed
early tu tue struggle taihe demandare? Weir
laborers, and the difficulty In these directions
ls i lded over for the present.
But many ot the trude ..Dos?es" si lil hold
out, and promise to do so to tbe bitter end.
The builders especially are resisting the strike,
and stopping work on houses going up. This
course throws thousands ot men' upon their
own res yu rees tor means ol living, and aa
ts ose means are very small, the sufferers ara
likely, through Idleness and want, ia become
dangerous. There are alwavs demagogues
among them, agents frequently of tbe Inter?
national Society, wbo Beize an occasion like
this io lash their passions to frenzy j by repre?
sentations that the rich are lolling in waste?
ful luxury, wrung from their toil, while they
are starving en a pl nance. l,AH property la
theft," ls the : axiom they are conti nuai ly din?
ning In tbe ears ol those who have nothing,
and the inference follows that the millions
have tbe right as well as the power to force .
the hundreds to 4,dlvlde." f? .. a
Whether the present uprising of the laboc
Ing men results In their triumph or not, the
mind of tbe observer ls'impelled to tue con?
clusion that a dire Conflict between capital
and labor ls destined to convulse j. thia
continent In the not distant, future. -The dis- V
satisfaction ol the artisan classes, underlies
the revolutionary tendency In Europe at this
time, and os America becomes more-closely
packed by foreign immigration, -something
of the same feeling will grow hera. ' lu 'this
connection who can forget the Moister pre?
diction made by Lord Macaulay flt teen yeafa
I agp:.-??T?J.1^fnt<^~ESlM.J..^r gXIfMUiuenvwiu
I navet 'lie'Sble' to rea train a distressed and
discontented majority, for with you the ma
I jori tv ls tbe government, and bas' the . rich,
who are always a minority, absolutely - aUta
mercy. The day will come when.in the Slate
cf New York a multitude of people, none of
whom has had more than halt u breakfast 'or
expects to have more than.hall a dinuer, will
choose a legislature. Is.lt possible to cou ot
?hal sort of legislature will be chosan?" ..T ."
Macaulay imagined that he had discovered
bera the rock upon which our Republican sys?
tem will split He overlooked the fact that
the vast majority ot our people are agricultu?
rists not artisans. But that in ibe great cities
and the manufacturing and mining regions
labor will some day raise the red usg la, pro?
bably, true, . . "..',
Tbe scandalous drama which all good Meth?
odists had boped was played -out when-the
General Conference ?nally decided on ihe
Book Concern frauds, and elected new offi?
cials, is not ended yet. The malicious'arrest
of Rev. Dr. Laoahan; by the defeated party,
shows that the subject will be a bone uf con?
tention for a long time to come. Dr. La?aban
exposed the frauds, and for his boldness stood
np against bluer persecution for years." 'The
recent investigation resulted In hts triumph.
The conference has adjourned, faithful offi?
cials have been installed tn tbe Book Concern,
and lt was supposed that the trouble of ?ve
years was at rest But on Friday tbe doctor
was seized by two sheriff's deputies, dragged
to jail, insulted and maltreated, refused per?
mission IO communicate With bis friends, and
locked up for ail night Access was Obtained
to bim the next day; ball to tbe amount ora
million of dollars was offered, but be was re?
leased on a much smaller sum, five thousand
dollars, Mr. Appleton, the book publisher, and
another friend being his security. ! .. W
. Tue arrest was procured on a trait of.slander,
brought bv Samuel Goodenough, one of the
former officials' of the Methodist Book Con?
cern, but it-ls believed that Dr. Carlton, the
late agent, ls behind the persecution. The
daily newspapers bave been com menang at
length on this transaction, and without excep?
tion express sympathy with Dr. La?aban.
Ever since tbe doctor began ids. exposure .of
ibe frauds he has been regarded wiro. dWIke,
[ if not downright hatred, by a large number .of
people In the church. Tnese people did not
believe his Charges-principally because they
did not wish io do so It wa- tnoughi that he
was wantonly bringing scandal upon the
church. The tide has suddenly turned. The
doctor's victory, followed by his arrest at ihe
instigation of his enemies, has elevated him to
almost unbounded popularity.
The latest lions In town are ihe Indians, led
by Bed Cloud and Bed Dog. These chiefs were
here iwo years ago aud received an ovation at
Cooper Ina! tu te. Good Mr. Peter Cooper, the
philanthropist, bas them In charge again, and
exhibited them for a second lime in bis ballon
Friday night. There was a curious crowd of
people present, wbo showed the superiority
of tnelr civilization by hooting the red men
and imitating their favorite war whoop-'. Both
chiefs addressed ihe audience with great, gravi?
ty ol manner and figurativeness ot. eiyie, their
remarks being translated by an interpreter.
The government ia assiduously petting them
In hopes that they will go back to thrir-prai
rles and Induce their brethren to behave them?
selves. As a part of their education, lt baa
been thought proper lo put them through a
course of church visiting. To-morrow, among
oiher things, they are lo be taken to a -Brook?
lyn Sunday-scbooL As they bave washed off
their war paint and discarded feathers and
leather leggings, and put on store clothes and
heavy gold watch chains, it ts presumed they
will not be objects ot terror to the urchin stu?
dents. . . . KYM.
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