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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2005.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNK 14, 1872.
THE POLITICAL CURRENT.
MTB DEMOCRATIC STATE CONVEN?
Harmonious Action and Happy Re?
sults-A Model for all Kata:? Conven?
tions- South Carolina Keeping Time
to the Great Movement of the Day.
[FB0M Otm SPECIAL CO ^RESPONDENT.]
COLUMU A, S. C., J Lice 12.
The Democratic State Convention is at an
eod, and it bas cerlaluiy made for itself a rec?
ord for promptness, care and judgment In Its
action of which any convention might well be
proud. It has been a model of a convention,
brief, dignified, harmonious and practical. Its
brevity was the natural consequence ?I Its
unanimity, for the delegates all came to the
convention thoroughly impressed with the
grand conviction that bas swept li te a wave
over the whole country since the Cincinnati
nominations; but still they showed a degree
of self-restraint, unusual in political conven?
tions, in not consuming the lime in making
elaborate speeches. There was no lack of
eloquent speakers, and there were few mem?
bers of the convention whose views upon
the great political questions of the day would
not have been listened to wltb pleasure and
profit, but lhere was no real necessity for
auch addresses, and the delegates appreciated
the fact that the duty of the convention
was action rather than the expression of indi?
vidual opinion. At the same iTme there was
no approach to gag law, and no attempt to
restrain any gentleman from indulging, ii be
chose, in the fullest exposition of his views
and wishes. This morning, for example. Mr.
Stokes, of Greenville, took the floor, and ex?
hausted every argument in his power In favor
of a straight-out Democratic nomination. It
was apparent at once that his views were di?
rectly at variance with those of every other
gentleman upon the floor, ?nd the position
that be took must be admitted co n*e in ibe
blgbest degree impracticable and untenable;
bot he was evidently sincere In his convic?
tion'', and expressed them In courteous and
well-chosen terms, and be was accorded,
throughout bis long speech, a degree of pa- J
lient attention which clearly showed the en-1
Ure absence of any leellog of intolerance.
The convention was called to order this
morning soon after nine o'clock by the Hon.
W. D. Porter, and the reading of the minutes
o? the previous session were dispensed with.
Two new delegates reported and were en?
rolled, viz: J. J. Logas, of Darlington, tad
Marlow Cochrane, colored, of Charleston.
ColonelJ. P. Thomas stated that be bad
beend_nstructed by the State central executive
committee io announce that the committee
considered that IIB trust had been discharged,
and tbat he desired thus formally lo indicate
that its functions had terminated.
Mr. O'Connor, from the committee on reso- j
lutlons, reported the following:
Resolved, That this convention recognizes
the movement which was organized at Cin?
cinnati on the 4th of May last, as the only one,
in this crisis, calculated to secure civil liberty,
and restore local self-government.
Resolved, That this convention accepts the
Cincinnati platform as broad, liberal and just
lo all portions and classes and citizens of the
Resolved, That lt ls the sense of this con?
vention that the intercut of the whole country
requires that no separate and distlact Demo?
cratic nomination should be made by the Bal?
timore Convention; and the delegates appoint?
ed by tbis body are hereby Instructed to op?
pose such nomination.
The folioing resolutions were also recom?
Resolved, That this convention do appoint a
delegation, consisting of four from each con?
gressional district lo the Slate here repre?
sented, and eight from the State at large, to
represent this body in the Democratic Nation?
al Convention to assemble at Baltimore on the
9th day of July ensuing. The d?l?gation from
the congressional districts lo be selected by
the several delegations respectively, and
those from the State at large by the ballots of |
Resolved, That it is the sense of this conven?
tion that the interests of the whole country
require that ho separate or distinct Dem-1
ocratio nomination should be made by the |
Baltimore Convention, and the delegates ap?
pointed by ibis body are hereby Instructed to
oppose such nomination.
Mr. E. F. Stokes, of Greenville, submitted a
minority report, signed by himself and Ma
Lambson, of Williamsburg, embody*ng the
resolutions submitted by him last evening,
looking to a separate nomination by the Dem- j
ocra tlc party. Mr. Stokes made a long speech
in support of these resolutions, but signally
failed 10 convince the convention of their
practicability, and they were laid on the table
with only two dissenting votes, coming from
their Bigners, Messrs. Stokes and Lambson.
The majority report was then put to vote and
carried by acclamation and applause, the only
negative vote coming from Mr. Stokes.
On motion of General Kennedy, the con?
vention proceeded to the election of dele?
gates to the Baltimore Convention, the nomi
nations being made by the delegates from the
respective Congressional District?. The elec?
tion resulted in the unanimous choice of the
following gentlemen :
State at Large-Messrs. Jamen F. Izlar,
Simeon Fair, W. H. Wallace, E. M. Law, W.
D. Porter, William Aiken, james Cbesnut, T.
First Congressional District-John B. Moore,
F. F. Warley, Henty Mciver, Wm. Connor.
Second Congressional District-M. P. O'Con?
nor, T. T. Simons, S. S. Solomons, William
Third Congressional District-James S.
Coihran, James P. Adams, H. A. Meetze, A.
Fourth Congressional District-E. C. Mc
Lure, T. W. Woodward, R. M. Sims, W. E.
The chairman called to the attention of the
convention the resignation of the State execu
Uve committee, and asked what action the
convention would take In the matter.
General Cbesnut moved tor the present no
action be taken.
This was opposed jy l.'r. Stokes, on the
ground that If lt should be necessary to call
the committee again together, there would be
no one lo do lt, and, therefore, hoped that
either the old committee would hold over or a
new one be elected.
General Butler offered the following r?solu- j
lion as an amendment, and lt was unanimous- |
Resolved, That the president of this con?
vention appoint, at bis leisure, an executive I
committee ot fliteen to carry out the views of ]
Upon motion of Major Warley, tbe conven?
tion then resolved itself Into a committee of
the whole, with General Chesnut in the chair,
and Major Warley offered the lollowiog:
Resolved, That the thanks of this conven?
tion be rendered lo the Hon. W. D. Porter for i
the Impartial manner In which he bas presl- j
ded over its deliberations.
This was unanimously adopted, and upon
resuming the chair Mr. Porter made the fol- j
Gentlemen cf the' Convent ion-Receive my
thanks for the expression of your sailsfactlon
at ihe manner in which the duties of ibe
?bair haw been discharged. We met as
friends. We will part as friends, and retain
only a pleasant recollection of our assemblage
and entire course here. I sincerely hope good
will come ot our deliberations. We stand In ;
need ot hope and help. But we must first j
help ourselves; and something has been done
lo this direction. We will now put ourselves
In sympathy and active co-operation with the ?
great Democratic parly of the country-a
party which has fought many a brave battle |
for the right and for civil liberty, and which,
tco, has had io encounter great difficulties and
to sustain much obloquy (n so doing. We
must be Hist to them, aud realize the stress of
the position in which they have been placed
during and since the war. I am sure we do
not generally understand the burden they
have had to carry.
If we have been subjected to insults and in?
dignities, so have ikey. Let us meet then as
friends and brethen aud lay open lo them our
hearts and feel the beatings of theirs In re?
sponse. Let Us tell them the story of our
' humiliation and suffering, the wrongs and
grievances of a people who, by common ac?
knowledgment, are frank, irue-hearted and
honest, and who, whatever thrir faults, play
fair with friend and loe, and then appeal to
them to take with us the only way that we can
see for our deliverance and rescue. The very
j unanimity of our sentiment will be our strong?
est appeal, and it cannot be but tbat they will
heed lt. The Cincinnati movement was a spon?
taneous, unbought outburst against intolera?
ble corruption and tyranny. Its platform Is
broad and catholic, its nominees are houest
and outspoken. It meets the necessities of
the day, and points the way to a reunion of all
good and true men, for the reinstatement of
honest local government, and the con?
stitutional guarantee of personal and civil
liberty. Let the Democrats ot the country
throw themselves in the movement wlih the
great and irresistible momentus of their pow?
erful organization, and they will swell the
ranks and win the glory of a grand crusade
for the rescue of our down-lroaden land. If I
they fail lo do this, I see no exodus for us
trout our land of bondage. But let us be of |
good cheer aud brave heart. Belter omens
are around us. The day is beginnlug to dawn.
A vi-ta of relief Is open to us. Let us do man?
fully what seems to ns honorable and right,
and trust the rest to beuidcent Providence.
Gentlemen, again I thank you, and wish you
each a safe and happy return to your homes.
Upon motion ol Mr. Daggett, the thanks of |
the convention were tendered to the secre?
tary. Mr. E. B. White.
Upon motion of Mr. Whaley, the conven?
tion then, at 10.35 A. M.. adjourned sine die.
HENDRICKS. TUE KIDNAPPER.
The Details and Result of his rial
Queer Rulings ol Judge Erskine.
[Correspondence of the Savannah News.]
ATLANTA, GA., June ll.
Judge Erskine has at last rendered bis de?
cision in the habeas corpus case ot Hendricks,
the so-called United States deputy marshal
Irom South Carolina. It will be remembered
that Hendricks arrested young Hancock, of |
this city, some weeks ago under a forged war?
rant, aud that Hancock was takeu out of his
hands and discharged by Judge Erskine him?
self oh the ground that the warrant was a
A CURIOOS DECISION".
. It appears that no warrant had been issued
In South Carolina tor the arrest ol Hancock,
and that bis name, with others, bad been In?
terlined afier the warrant was brought to this
State. The warrant waa brought to Georgia
by Hendricks, and the name of Hancock waa
forged and Inserted while the warrant was In
his hands. Under these circumstances he was
arrested, I believe, on two charges-forgery
and false imprisonment. Judge Erskine dis?
charged him, however, upoa the ground that
what he did was done tn pursuance of his
duty ! What au idea ! If Hendricks bod had
a valid warrant In his bands lhere would have
been some excuse tor his discharge; but he
had no warrant at all; for a forged warrant ls
not a warrant In the eye of the law, and gives
no more authority than a blank plecu ot
A QUEER IDEA.
But the Judge did not stop here. The altor
torney geuerai, acting for the State of Geor?
gia, gave notice itrat he would carry the case
by appeal to the United Stales Supreme
Court, and asked that Hendricks be required
to give bond. The judge took "time to con?
sider." He alway takes "time" to "consider."
Yesterday he announced "that no appeal iles
io the Supreme Court of the United States in
THE EFFECT OF ERSKINE'S DECISION.
As already elated, Hendricks made the ar?
rest without warrant, since a forged warrant
is no warrant at all. In making the a-rest,
therefore, he was guilty of lal-e imprison- j
ment. And as the name of HancocK was
inserted In the warrant without authority,
while lt was In Hendrika's hand, the pre?
sumption ls that he caused lt to be done.
Under these circumstances he liad no L
right or authority io arrest Hancock than ai. j
other private citizen Irom South Carolina or
other State would have had. The effect ot
Judire Erskiue'a decision, theretore, ia that
any man, and especially a man who calls him?
self a United Slates marshal, may without au-1
thori'y o? law arrest an innocent citizen any-1
wheelie may And him. The courts, when
appealed to, may lake said citizen out of the
the bands ot the arresting party and out of
jail, but the judge will neither allow the State
authorities to hold or punish him, or to carry
ihe case by appeal to a higher tribunal, where,
it is lair to presume, there are more brains, li
not more honesty.
A OAT OLD STORM.
The Visitors to a Circus Treated to a
Ifew Mc mat lou-No One Seriously Hart
-The Storm In Patterson-A. Flouring
nu 11 Demolished.
BING HAMPTON", N. Y., June 13.
A terrille gale, accompanied by torrents of |
ralu and hali, passed over this city between
three aud four o'clock yesterday alternoon.
The menagerie and aquarium tents ot John
Robinson's circus were blown down, and the
wagons tipped over while the tents were full
of people. Several persona were injured, but
not very seriously. The crowd ot terribly
frightened people in ihe drenching, pelting
storm, and amidst the upturned cages of roar?
ing, shrieking animals, presented a wild and
almost appalling scene. During the storm the
lightning struck, lu hali dozen places within
the corporate limits, and a number ot frames
of unfinished buildings and many trees were
NEW YORK, June 13.
Patterson was visited lost evening with a
severe thunder storm, accompanied b'y a hur?
ricane. Morrill'* flouring mill was struck by
the full force of the wind and almost entirely
demolished. A new three-story frame build?
ing was blown down, and many buildings
were unroofed and otherwise damaged. Tue
losses are supposed to be large. The Erle
track was obstructed and the trains were de?
layed an hour.
ALBANY, June 13.
A violent rain storm prevailed yesterday,
wlih a strong wind, which caused much dam?
age in this vicinity, and at Port Jervais and
KiugBion, in ihls State. The gale was terrine.
A school was struck by lightning at Pawlen
ville. One child was killed and Beveral were
stunned. Heavy damage ls done io the
orchards, barns, lances. &c.
BOSTON, June 13.
The gale last night was sadly destructive to
Hie, and Beveral persons were killed In this
vicinity. Buildings were damaged and shiv?
THE FUNERAL OF JAMES GORDON\
NEW YORK, June 13.
The funeral of the late Jas. Gordon Bennett
took place this mornlDg Irom lils late, resi?
dence lu Flth aver . Among the mourners
were Mayor Hal., .lorace Greeley, Judge
Bedford, James Brooks and a host of other
celebrities. The funeral ceremonies were
performed by Yicar-Geoeral Starrs, who spoke
feelingly of the goodness of heart and the
chant be disposition of the deceased. The
funeral cortege, which consisted ol almost a
hundred car; lupe-, started al eleven, aud,
preceded by a detachment of police, passed
down to Hamilton Ferry on the way lo Green?
wood cemetery. The sireets aloDg the route
ol the procession were lined with tpectators,
and the flags throughout the city huug at half-1
THE ATALANTA'S DEFEAT.
THE LONDON OARSMEN VICTORIOUS
BT TWENTY LENGTHS.
Both Shores ol the Thames Lined with
Spectators-A Change In the Pro.
gramme-The New Yorkers "Win the
Toss-llowboats Hampering the Ata?
LONDON, June 10.
The circumstances under which the Atalan?
ta crew entered the race to-day were most un?
favorable. At first lt waa thought the match
would have to be postponed, owing to the
stormy weather. As the sky cleared up it was
decided that the race should be rowed, al?
though the water was rough and lumpy, and
the tide was running very strong. Further de?
lay was caused by the change in the direction
of the race, whicn was made at the last mo?
ment. This having been agreed to, both
crews went on board a steamer, and with
their boats were taken up lo the other end of
the course, at Mortlake. On arriving there,
further lime was taken for making the ar?
rangements necessary by the reversal of the
route, and lt was alter six o'elock when the
Londoners and N*w Yorkers stripped and en?
tered their respective boats.
The thousands of spectators waited with
patience and good humor while these preca?
utions were making, and as the boats shot
out irom the shore at 6.20 P. M. to take up
their positions, there was a great shout of Joy
and relief, which was laken up and rolled
alone on both banks of the river, from Mort?
lake to Putney.
The Atalanta crew won the toss, and elected
to row on the Surrey side.
The ?un for the start was fired at 0.23. The
English crew look to ino water brilliancy- In
the first two hundred yards ib?y got a length
ahead, and edglug to ino surrey side, took the
Atalanta's water. At Barnes Bridge, Just
around the curve, the Londoners had Increased
ilia gap to a length and a half. From this
point the Americans made a series ol despe?
rate spurts, and slightly improved their posi?
tion, drawing up to the London boat; but the
tremendous efforts told on I he men, and they
Boou beean to show signs of exhaustion. On
reaching tho water works, opposite Chiswick
mall, meir distress was evident, and their
A COLLISION WITH THE ATALANTAS.
Their case was hopeless. The race was al?
ready woo. Tne Englishman gained rapidly
while going through Corney Reach, aud snot,
under Uaraineremlth Bridge twentv lengths
ahead. They continued lo row on steadily,
wilh ease Increasing the distance at every
stroke. The Americans kept on with great
pluck, but Blgns of increasing exhaustion
Up lo Hammersmith Bridge ihe course had
beeu kept perfectly clear, but beyond that
point row boats hampered the Atalanta?, one
hitting their shell hard, and compelled them
lo come io a complete stop. But these acci?
dents bad nothing to do wi m the result of the
race, which was a ioregone conclusion from
the start. *
Coming around Craven Point, and heading
direct for the Aqueduct Bridge at Putney, Hie
Londoners walked away Irom their oppo?
nents, and arrived at the Bridge, crossing the
line at 6.60.
AN OVATION TO THE VICTORS.
The dense masses of spectators on the
bridge and river sides cheered and screamed,
wild with excitement ns the Londoner* came
In sight, and sent up a great roar when they
reached the end of the course. The Ameri?
cans, lo spite ot accidents and si ops. pulled to
the bitter end, and W6re heartily cheered as
they stepped out of their boat, greatly ex
The ? xtra, editions of the Journals, published
tills .-veul np, pnt the lime of the winners at
twenty-one minutes sixteen seconds over a
course of four miles and iwo furlongs.
Unprecedented exertions were made to have
the result of the race forwarded to London
with the least possible delay. The Central
News Association laid insulated wires to Put?
ney and Mortlake, and bad four telegraph sta?
tions at Intervals along the course, from which
they reported the race from point to point, as
The dispatches on reaching the etty were
Instantaneously distributed by telegraph to all
parts ol the metropolis. The bulletins every?
where posted were surrounded by knots of
people, whoSe comments on the result of the
race were merry and sometimes contemptu?
The vast crowds are returning to the city In
steamers and omnibuses. They are very
Jubilant over the victory.
The American steamer, that ls, the one
which had on board the friends of ihe Atalanta
crew, and which accompanied ihe contestant?.
was gally decorated, and bad on board tne
band o' '.he Coldstream Guards. Miss Kellogg,
ihe American prima donna, occupied a car?
riage, and wore the American colors.
Mr. W. W. Webster, vice-president of the
Atalanta Boat Club, who arrived here re?
cently, was chosen umpire on the part of the
American crew, and Mr. Playlord on behalf ot
the London crew. Mr. R. Leslie, of C Ox
lord Rowing Club, was chosen refere The
English crew rowed bareheaded, lu a uniform
of white Jersey flannel. Tue American
rowing colors were crimson, with crimson
THE AUGUSTA EXCHANGE.
Aro rsi A. June 13.
The Exchange, Intended to facilitate trans?
actions in colton, grain and produce for Im?
mediate and future delivery, and especially
for the purchase ai.d sale of Southern securi?
ties, ls now in successful operation.
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
Appearance of the Cholera In Russia
A Ministerial Crisis in Spain-Starting
CONSTANTINOPLE, June 13.
The cholera has appeared in the southern
ports ol RuBsla, and vessels thence are quar?
MADRID, June 13.
King Amadeus having disapproved of meas?
ures which were adopted by tne Cortes, and
supported by the cabinet ministry, the minis?
try, as was anticipated, have tendered their
PARIS, June 13.
Bancroit Davis, the American agent, accom?
panied by the counsel lor the United States,
leaves this elly for Geneva to-day.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, Juno 13.
Cloudy weather and possibly areas ot rain
are possible for the South Atlantic States, but
thence westward to the lower Mississippi clear
weather will prevail verv generally, with
winds veering io westerly." Clear and paril
ally cloudy weather and light to fresh wester?
ly io northerly winds are probable irom the
Ohio Valley Northward and Westward.
Yesterday's Weather Reports ot the
Signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. M.
Mein PUK Tenn.
I JUDGE ORB'S DEFENCE OF GRANT.
I A Bold Apology for Nepotism and Pre
Bent-Taking-You Know how lt la
fSPBCIAL TELEGRAM TO THB NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, Jund 13.
Judge Orr, by request of the Republleaos,
delivered a speech In the Carolina Hall here
ttila evening, upon the subject of the Bepubll-1
can Presidential nominations and the pros?
pects ot the party. There were about twenty
five or thirty wbltep, and perhaps one hundred
and fifty colored persons to hear him. The
speech was uot regarded ss a success, but the
darkles applauded vociferously now and then.
Judge Orr eulogized Grant and Wilson.
Nepotism, he thought, was no great harm,
and he had known many Inslauces In this
State where the pure and chivalrous officials
of the Democracy had appointed more than
thirteen of their relatives lo office, which was
the number charged against Grant. As lo
tiking gifts, he thought that Grant deserved
them, and could accept them as properly as
did Wellington receive a princely annuity
from the British government. Webster, he
said, had taken gilts, and even John C. Cal?
houn did not have the Roman fortitude to re?
fuse. He himself had taken a gift while at
Washington. He attempted to sustain Grant's
Ku Klux policy, und triedlo get eloquent over
the horrible outrages, but only succeeded in
perspiring profusely. He rehashed some of I
the World's editorial to show Greeley unfit to
be President, but owned that he was honest.
He .mid nothing about State affairs, except
that they sadly needed mending, and were a
source of grave concern to trie party at large.
He was of the opinion that the honesty of the
present officials might be Improved wlih ad?
vantage to the party.
A man-LI AX UFO OUTRAGE.
The American Caesar's minions Kidnap?
ping a Man on British So il-Tuc Ula
un and Si ititi 1 Affair Eclipsed.
[F. om the London (Canada) Fl era'd and Proto?
type, January 7.]
About two weeks ago a gentleman, whose
name we suppress tor reasons that will be af?
terward explained, came to this city Irom the
South. He was lormeriy a resident of York
County, a. C. During ihe American war he
served us a ?urgeon In the Confederate army.
At Its conclusion he returned lo his home, de?
termined io make the best of existing cir?
cumstances. He still,'however, retained bis
belle! in ihe principles for which he had
risked his life, aod he freely denounced the
military despotism which Grant bas establish?
ed In the conquered States. His popularity
and local Influence made him particularly ob?
noxious to the carpet-baggers, and when lt
was decided to suspend the habeas corpus act,
lu order to carry the elections, his name was
marked down as one of the victims.
DOGGED HT A O RANT SPT.
When he learned this, he Immediately
B tar ted for Canada, closely followed by one S.
B. Cornell, a Tankee spy, in the pay of Gram's
carpet-bagger-iu-4hief, Governor Robert K.
Scott. The fugitive reached British territory
in Bdfety, and Cornell, seeing that Governor
Scott's warrant was no longer of any use, ap?
plied to the United States secret service de?
partment lor assisi ance. They placed a fellow
named Juseph G. Hester at his service, and
ihe two worthies lost no time lu coming on
to London to secure their game. There is
reason to believe that they dogged bim round
the city for some days before tney got au op?
portunity of carrying out their nefarious pro-'
Jeot. Ou Tuesday last, about 4 P. M., he was
out for a walk on one of the streets In ihe
nun hern part of the city, when he observed
two cabs approaching him at lull speed from
KIDNAPPED AMO T IK EN TO DETROIT.
Wheo opposite him they stopped, and two
men, jumping out ol each cab, rushed at him,
and before he could give au alarm he was
seized by the threat and choked until he was
Insensible. He was then thrown Into one of ]
i he cabs, the two detectives Jumped in alter
him, and boih cabs drove off in opposite di?
rect ion-. Several persona witnessed the oc
curreuce, but piesumed that the men were
acilog under authority, us no one for a m.i
mern suspected that an outrage of this des?
cription would be attempted lu our city.
When the men gol him to Detroit they pro?
cured a warrant and formally arrested him.
He refused lo disclose his real name to the
authorities there, and the warrant was made
out In the name of James Simpson. It ls mis
circumstance that lias induced us to withhold
lils name for the present. The first intelli?
gence his friends here received of his fate was
In a telegram which he sent them from
L^avlttsburg, Ohio, In which he Informed
them that he had been conveyed lo Detroit j
while under the influence of chloroform. He
was well known to ? large number of South?
ern gentlemen In the city, and they ail unite
in bearing ihe highest testimony to- his char?
THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT NOTIFIED.
A memorial has been dispatched to-day to
the Dominion Government, praying for their
action in the matter. We trust to see il
prompt and decisive. No ministry, however
popular, could afford to Ignore such an out?
rage. We trust that the matter will not
lead to any international difficulties, but what?
ever the cost, may be our honor must be sus?
tained. If a criminal escapes to Canada, we
have extradition laws which will secure Ins
punishment. The very fact that the kl map?
pers made no attempt lo appeal to those laws
fully explains the nature of their mission. We
understand that one ot our county suo-officlals
ls concerned In the matter loo, though to what
extent we are as yet unable to ssy.
THE YACHTING SEASON.
LONDON, June 13.
The Egeria came in ahead, but the Fiona,
which came In second, won the prize of the
Royal Thames Yacht Club, by the time allow?
THE FATAL FLOODS IN BOHEMIA.
LONDON, June 13.
Details of thc floods near Prague, caused oy
ihe heavy rains, of which brief mention was
made by telegraph on Hie 27th ult., show that
the deatructlou of life and property ls greater |
than was at first supposed. The waler poured
over the country, ?weeping everything before
lt. Fertile laods were devastated, and a num?
ber ol villages were swept away. The lose of |
life ls appalling; the number ol persons who
perished being estimated at seven hundred.
NOTES FROM WASHINGTON.
The Bill to Refund tho Cotton Tax
Wilson'* Acceptance of the Nomina?
tion for vice-President.
WASHINGTON, June 13.
Numerous inquiries as to the exact status of
the bill to relund the cotton tax are received
here. The bill ls btill pending before the com?
mittee of ways und means, and will be re?
ported early next Besslon. The iriends ot the
bill claim that Congress bas maniieated a feel?
ing favorable to Ita paBsage by the defeat of |
Hie Morrill amendment, and by prohibiting
by an almost unanimous vote the exaction by
the secretary of the treasury of two cents a
pound tax from the proceeds of cotton award?
ed by the Court of Claims.
Senator Wilson, in his letter accepting the
nomination for vice-President, reviews the
history of ihe Republican party, which. In the
language ol the Philadelphia Convention, he
considers a national necessiiy. He gratefully
accepts the nomination, and says, it the peo?
ple ratify lt, he will en 'eavar lalihfully to fulfil
A circular has been Issued from the pension
office saying that the amnesty act does not
relieve those who have been disloyal Irom any
of the late penalties, restrictions or require?
ments (excepi ihe Inability to hold office) con?
sequent upon their disloyalty, or the presump?
tion thereof, nor nave uny other ? fleet what-1
ever. By this ruling the old pensioners are
still excluded from the lists.
GREELEY AND VICTORY.
THE ONWARD SWEEP OF* THE
Indiana, Vermont and Missouri Advo?
cate Greeley und Brown and Oppoie a
WASHINGTON, June 13.
The following Is an extract from the resolu?
tions adopted by the Indiana Democratic Con?
Therefore the fixed conviction of this con?
vention ls that the Democratic Convention lo
assemble in Ballimore Rbonld adopt the nomi?
nees of the Liberal Republican Convention,
Instead of makin* other nominations for the
Presidency and Vice-presidency of the United
The Vermont Democratic State Convention
adopted resolutions endorsing the Cincinnati
platform, and favoring union with any who
hold to Its principles.
The convention of the Ninth CongreeBlonal
D strict or Massachusetts elected delegates to
Baltimore, but refused to Instruct them for
Ford's Opera-Bouse at Baltimore has been
secured for the meeting of the Democratic Na?
A Bugle Blast from Missouri.
_ ST. LOUIS. June 13.
In the Democratic Convention, ihe commit?
tee on resolutions reported a long preamble,
setting forih that by the patriotism aud sense
of Justice of the Liberal Republicans and Dem?
ocrats, Missouri has been redeemed from the
tyranny and oppression ot the Radical minor?
ity, and staling ihat the Liberals stand ready
to do the same thing for the country at large
ihat they have already placed a ticket In the
u,.10 whlcn the support of the Liberal Re
publicans and Democratic party are already
committed, und that lt would not only be
unwise, but wicked trifling with the dearest
Interests of the people, should the Democratic
party place another ticket In the field nnd thus
insure the election of Grant, tho continued
aggression and plunder of the people, and the
desiruciion of liberty sod constitutional gov?
ernment throughout the country.
These resolutions were adopted amid tnmnl
tuous cheering. The announcement of the
action of the Kansas, Iowa and Indiana con?
ventions was vociferously applauded.
THE TOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSO?
LOWELL, June 13.
The Toting Men's Christian Association
elected n. Thane Miller, of Cincinnati, presi?
dent. Among the vice-presidents are C. E.
Chichester, of South Carolina, and J. H.
Franklin, of Alabama.
THE LONG STRIKE.
A Threatened Attack Upon Steinway's
NEW YORE, June 13.
Three hundred strikers appeared before
Steinway's plano factory to-day and threatened
to tear lt down. A force of filly policemen or?
dered them off. and, on their refusal to retire,
charged upon them, scattering them in all di?
The Iron and metal workers, numbering
about ten thousand, will strike to day lo'r the
eight-hour system. The executive committee
of the marnie cutters report that all but three
shops have acceeded lo the demands of the
THE GRAND SACRED CONCERT.
A Crowded Audience in the New German
Church-An Artistic and Pecuniary
The grand sacred concert last evening at
the new German Church altracted a large, re?
fined and attentive audience, and must have
proven a complete and most gratifying success
in the amount of proceeds that will be realiz?
ed toward the payment of ihe debt upon the
beautiful new edifice. The choir seats were
occupied by a large orchestra, composed of
members of ibe Mozart Verein and by a large
number of lady and gentlemen volunteers
from ihe various choirs ot ihe city. In addi
lion to these the gallery seats lu front of the
choir contained a large and well trained Juve?
nile chorus, selected from the children of the
German Sunday-school. Professor H. E.
Eckel presided at the organ, and
assisted Professor J. Heinemann In
conducting the concert. The programme
was Interesting and varied, and many
of the pieces were rendered with
great taste and beauty. The openlug piece
was a grand symphony In C, by Mozart, given
by the organ and full orchestra with fine effect.
Then followed ibe grand old choral, "A strong
castle ls our Lord," a soprano duett, another
chorus, with tenor and soprano solos, and a
trio from Haydn's Creation for soprano, ua9B
and tenor. After a brief intermission the se?
cond part of ihe programme was introduced
by another instrumental symphony. This was
followed by a succession of solos and choruses,
and the whole concluded wilh Rles's cantata,
"The Morning," which was given with fine
effect by the whole body of singers, and with
full orchestral accompaniment. Altogether
the concert was a complete and brilliant sue
cess, and the audience frequently testified, in
every permtseable way, their hearty appreci?
ation of the refined and elegant entertain?
CATHOLIC INSTITUTE.-A regular meeting of
the Institute was held last evening at the hall
in the Cathedral yard.
Mr. J. E. Holmes was elected secretary, In
the place of Mr. James B. O'Neill, who re?
Tho chairman alluded to the death of their
honored member, the Rev. T. Bermingham,
D. D., In a few words, and, on motion, a com?
mittee of three were appointed to draft a
suitable set of resolutions to his memory.
The committee couslbts of Messrs. D. A. J.
Sullivan, J. Armstrong, Jr., and J. E. Holmes.
After transacting some other business ol a
private nature, the meeting adjourned.
PICNIC AND EXCURSION.-Tne Wagener Ar?
tillery Club have their annual picnic to-day at
Mt. Pleasant, and will wind up the festivities
of the day by a moonlight excursion round
the harbor. In addition to the music, danc?
ing, ?fee, handsome prizes have been provided
to be shot for by the. ladies and gentlemen,
and everything promises a day filled with the
most varied and Interesting amusements.
The steamer will make six ti Ipa during the
day, and will leave the Market Wharf with the
picnickers at 8.30 A. M. Tickets may be pro?
cured of Messrs. F. W. Pieper, F. W. Meyer,
D. Muller, J. Ahrens and W. E. Klein.
In addtlon to the gold medal, presented by
Captain Wagener, and to be worn by the best
shot for one year, the following prizes will be
awarded to Ihe marksmen :
Company target, one silver pitcher and
two goblets, one pair of Bleeve buttons and
one tin cup
Ladles' company target, one silk umbrella.
Ladies' public target, one pair sleeve but?
tons and one money purse.
Public target, one castor, one goblet, one
barrel of lager beer, one case of wine, one
silver cup and one box of cigars.
A handsome tobacco pouch, presented by a
young lady friend of ihe company, will also
be shot for.
TBE ENTERPRISE RAILROAD.
A Card from President Harley.
OFFICE ENTERPRISE RAILROAD COMPANY, )
CHARLESTON, S. C. June 12,1872. J
TO THE PUBLIC.
Statements that will not bear explanation
are, from day to day, given to the public relat?
ing to this road. I desire to correct them,
and relieve the officers Irom some of the blame
that certain parties are attempting to fasten
For nearly two years this comnany had Its
communications before Pillsburj's Council,
ashing that arrangements satisfactory to both
parties (ihe city and the road) be entered into,
looking to the commencement ol the work.
That Council through Its fears refused to do
anything, and they passed ont of existence
unboughi. The new Council came Into power,
and the road addressed them the lollowiog
communication, viz :
n- ^ CHARLESTON December 4,1871.
lo the Honorable City Council ?f Charleston,
GENTLEMEN-You are doubtless aware that
the Legislature bas granted a charter to cer?
tain parties by the corporate name sf the En?
terprise Railroad Company, authorizing the
construction of a street railroad through cer?
tain streets, and between certain pointe la the
city. The company, some time since organized,
ls now about to proceed in ihe construction of
their road, and will be happy io act in entire
harmony with the eily authorities. It will
give me pleasure to confer with his Honor the
Mayor, or a committee of your honorable
body, in the hope ot, in that way, best ad
vancing?the interests of the city.
T. HOBLET, President.
This communication was referred to the
committees on railroads and streets, and up to
the 8th of May (Ave months) no word was or
could be had of ihe Intention of the commit?
tee. On that day the company made up its
mind that there was no Intention to give
them the courtesy that their communication
demanded. They commenced to break ground,
leaving but three weeks before tbe 1st of
June to open the line. This was done, and
the entire portion of the road, intended to be
used this fall, was opened, and bas not been
disturbed, except In cases where horses and
drays have broken lt down. This work was
accomplished by working day and night against
every obstacle tbrown in IIB way by the City
Council and its agents, draymen, and many
other Interests that seemed to think they were
affected by the road. Of course the streets
are In a bad condition, but the road Is not to
blame; we could not commence any sooner
Tlie City Council who ought to have met us In
a fdir and just manner, refused to do BO, and
OB their shoulders rests the responsibility. AB
to the statements made by the city engineer
and inspectors of streets, relating to the cost ol
restoring the streets to their former condition,
the city bas nothing to do wlih lt until we re?
fuse to restore them; but we will remark here,
that we prefer and intend to do the work our?
selves, but not at their figures, we having no
desire to make off the city. The health of the
city ls the cry of the city registrar; and OBS
would think, to read his many communica?
tions on this road, that we cared for nothing
but money, and that the lives of the citizens
were as nothing compared to lt. I desire to
say that, lu answer to his statements, they are
?ot oorrcot, and. iH*t ba oajvnnt prac? them
either lo person or by a committee of his own
choosing. We gave this matter serious
thought, examined the authorities on the sub?
ject, and conversed with many physicians of
this elly on the question of opening and filling
streets during the summer months. We were
In doubt until we read .the \ rotest of the citi?
zen j against the present registrar filling loti
In the western part of the city, In 1869, with
the filth and offal of the city. We read the
letters of various physicians pronouncing lt
an outrage on the community, and that other
motives governed the registrar besides tbe
public good, charging him ia the same manner
(see Dr. Kinloch'? letter) as he charges us, as
will be seen by the following extract from his
communication to Council, June 1st, 1872, viz:
"That Individuals have the conceded right to
Imperil their own life, health and happiness
lor mercenary or ambitious ends cannot be
questioned, as examples of such Insane devo?
tion to selfish interests are dally furnished us
In the history of the race." We read the regis?
trar's reply lo the protests, and his reasons
why he filled those lots In the manner he did,
and from that communication we came to the
conclusion that the people knew nothing about
bea th; that filling up lots with filth and offal
was not Injurious to the health of the city, and
that we could open the streets sixteen Inches,
during the summer months, without injury to
the health of the citizens. Who owned those
lots we do not know; but this we do know, that
I the registrar docs not own any stock In this
road, and has no Interest in its success. The
public can rest assured that we will do all that
can be done to complete the work lu the short?
est possible time, and restore the streets to,
we hope, a belter condition than we found
them. Ail that we ask ia that Justice shall be
done In the premises, and thai the Ignorance,
the prejudices, and ihe selfish interests of per?
sons who care nothing for your city shall not
be used to Injure and retard an enterprise
which is destined to build up Charleston, and
make her what she ought to be, a metropolis,
and not a hamlet by the sea.
T. HORLET, President.
THE IRISH VOLUNTEERS.-At a meeting of
the Irish Volunteers, held at Hibernian Hall
last evening, the following gentlemen were
elected as officers of this time-honored corps:
Hon. A. G. Magrath, president; John F.
O'Neill, first vice-president; Bernard O'Neill,
second vice-president; John Burke, third vice
president; D. A. J. Sullivan, secretary; Chas.
B. Cassidy, treasurer; T. D. Mernaugh, solid
tor;John F. Preston, first warden; John Fee
han, second warden; John Conroy, third war?
den; James Cosgrove, fourth warden; William
Moran, filth wardan; B. Callahan, 'first direc?
to; John Slattery, second director; Patrick
Brady, third director; John Nunan, fourth di?
rector; John D. Kennedy, filth director.
Hotel Arrivals-Jane 13.
j. R. Lambsou, Williamsburg County; John
Nettles, Northeastern Railroad; Mrs. A. B.
Call, Atlanta; A. L. CroasweU, Gourdln's; J.
D. Altman, Glovers, S. C.; Chas. Grace, Mre.
J. W. Grace, child and servant, Jas. W. Grace,
Francis Y. Glover, Colleton.
C. J. Poller, South Carolina; W. D. Miller,
Baltimore; D. C. Gresham, Savannah; Sam'l R.
Chisman, Ballimore; General and Mrs. Johns?
ton, Savannah, C. A. Lebby, Texas; B. F. Mc?
Millan and lady, Mrs. 8. M. Plowman, Mobile;
D. M. Elkins, Reeve's Station; Miss Berry,
MIES Myers, Mrs. Slpbat, Branchville; J. W.
James,Savannah; Mrs. W. F. Gay, F. F. Put?
ney, R. Cutter, Geo. T. Turner, wile and two
THE KC-KLUX PHIS ONERS.
ALBANY, JuOe 13.
Twenty-three Eu-Elux prisoners bav? ar?
rived at the penitentiary from Charleston In
charge of Marshal Wallace.
LONDON, Jane 13.
Henri won the gold cup at tbe Ascot races.
PHILADELPHIA, Jnne 13.
Jay Gould neat Lucy. Time, 2.244,2.28J and
^-THE BELATITES, FRIENDSAND
acquaintances of Mrs. ALICK MILLIGAN, and of
ber son, Henry 0. Muligan, are requested to at?
tend tbe Fanerai or the former, from her lata
residence, No. ie Wentworth street, at half-past 8
o'clock THIS AFTERNOON._Jani4-?
MADREY.-Died, in tn Betty, on tb? morolos;
or the 13th instant, JAMBS PRESTON, only son ct
Mr. and MM. J. W. M ad rey, aged 6 months and
va- THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
are respectfully Invited to attend the Funeral
services THIS AFTiBNcoN, at 6 o'clock, at Cathe?
Counts \%a% Sales.
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
CHARLESTON COUNTY, CHARLESTON. 8. C.,
MAY 17, 1872.-The attention or Delinquent Tax.
payers ls re.-pectfaliy invited to part or Section
4th of "An Act to amend an Act entitled an Aof
providing for the Assessment and Taxation of
Property," passed September IS, 1868, and' all
Acts amendatory thereto. Approved March 13,
Sampson, Mrs Ann, 1869,1870, House and Lot, 4
Sanders, A H. 1869, 1870, Hcnse and Lot, 82 Queen
Sahders, Mrs S, 1863, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot, Bay
Sanders. Mrs S A, 1870, House and Lot, 68 Pitt at.
Sander., Mrs S A, 1870, uousc and Lot, 48 Beres?
Sandern, Wm F. 1868,1869, 1870,1871, three Homes
a?d Lots. Islington cu
Sangster. Mrs, 187o, House and Lot, 4 Smlth.sU
Savage, Hagar, 1868,1869, 1870, House and Lot,
Scha hre, b r , 1870, House and Lot, 7 Spring at.
senmbohm, H L, isas, 1870, Honae and Lot, 94
Schmidt, J ti, it .J, House and Lot, 20 Hanover st.
Scott, Margaret, 1870, Moose and Lot, 28 Ameri?
Scriven, R E, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 8 Water
Sears, Wm, 1863, 1869,1870? House and Lot, 1 Lau?
Sellgmao, Morris, 1870, House and Lot, 2 Thomas
Sheather, Samuel, Ass, is:o, Bouse and Lot, 12
Sblrer, Urs Harriet, 1868, 1869, 1870, House and
Lot. 70 R" tied ge St.
Sifley, B R. 1868, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot, l and 8
amy, John, 1869,1870, Vacant Lot, 16 Horlbeck's
S lg wald, Mrs E A, 1869,1870.1871, House and Lot,
178 coming st.
Slgwald, L S 1870, 1871, Boase and Lot, Nunan
sigwald, LS, 1870,1871, House and Lot, Mou:
Slgwald, L S, 1870.1871. Vacant Lot Lita's ct.
Slgwal'1, LS. 1870. 1-71. Vacant Lot, Kayne at.
s lu an, J H, 1884, 1869, 1870, Honae and Lot, 1 Ann
Small. Charles, 1688, 1869, 1870, House and Lot,
Smith, Mrs H, 1868, 1869, 1870, Hoose and Lot, 4
Smith, sarah, Est, 1870, Vacant Lot, Washington
Sm I h, Quinton, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 19
Smith, W H, 1868,1889,1870, 1871, House and Lot,
SK Beau fain st.
smith, w H, I8t8, 1869, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lot, 4
Smlih. I-aac, Est, 1863, 1869, 1870, Hoose and Jot,
575 Klug at.
Smyzer. Mr? K, Trust Est, 1870,1871, Vacant Lot,
\ lo? B**t ILty.- . _ -
sonni Carolloa Society, 186?, 1869, 1870, UTI,
noose and Lot, Meei log *i.
South carolina Institute, 1868, 1369, 1870, 187L
Vac int Lot, 78 sleeting st.
Stock, John Y, 1868, 1870, 1871, Honae and Lot. II
Stone, Michael, 1868, 1803, 1870, Honae and Lot, 6
Stoney, Estate E, 1870, House and Lot, lor Meet?
Strain, Margaret A P, 1868,1870, House and Lot,
18 King st.
Stree kius-i, J F, 1870, House and Lot, 108 St
Streck'rsa, J F, 1870, House and Lot, 108 St Phil?
Streckfu-s J F, 1870, House and Lot, Orove st,
Stree Kines, J F, 1870 House and Lot 16 Morns st.
Si romer, Mrs U J, 1870, House and Lot, 41 Sc
Stromer, Mrs H J, 1870, House and Lot, 43 St
Stevenson. W, 1848. 1869, 1870,1871, Vacant Lot,
Bull and Lynch st?.
St Andrew's Society, 1868, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lot,
St Marks. Mrs C. 1819. 1870,1871, Heuse and Lot,
238 Meeting st.
St Marks, Fiancis, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, HOUM
and Lot, 236 Meeting st.
St Marks. Francis, 1868. 1869, 1870, 1871, Hoots
and Lot, ll Elizabeth st.
St Marks, Francis, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, Hons*
and Lot. 1 Nassau sc. . .
St Marks, Francis, 1863, 1869,1870,1871, Vac mt
Lot, 10 Pine kn ev st.
St Marks, Francis, 1863, 1869, 1870, 1871, Hons?
and Lot, 20 Morris st.
Smnts, h s ta te Thomm, 1868, 1869, 1870, 1871, Va?
cant Lot, 2 Friend st.
Snsiiorf, o, 1868, i860, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lat, 10
Hayne bU .
Sntton, R L, I860, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 18
Sylvester, Mrs R, 1870, House and Lot, 19 Ameri?
Symm s, S A, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, as Han?
Symmes, SA, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 41 Han?
Symmes, S A, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 43 Han?
over st. 1
Sllvetta, A, 1870. Hons J and Lot, 17 America st.
olivetta, A, 1870, House and Lot, 8 Wentworth st,
Taylor, Mrs, 1870. Vacant Lot, 80 Savage at.
Tennent. Est Josiah, I860, 1870, House and Lot,
Bay and Blake sta.
fhanu, M ?, 1868, 1869, 1870, House and Lot, 88
Thann, Mrs A S, 1863, i860,1870, Hoose and Lot,
84 America st.
Thewmg, J u, Trust Est, 1870, House and Lot, 8
Qr orge st.
Thompson, Jas, Trust Est, 1870, Vacant Lot, 164
Ene t Bav.
Thompson, Jas, Trust Est, 1870, House and Lot, IO
Tn om p.-on Jas, Trust Eat, 187P, Honae and Lot, 8
[ Thompson, hmiiy, 1870 Honae and Lot, 23Colum?
Thompson, Thos, 1869, 1870, House and Lot, Lilly
Thorne, Rebecca, 1870, 1871, House and Lot, 13
Duncan st. .
Thorne, olin. '863. 1869, 1870, 187L House and
Lo1,17 ' annon st.
Thomas, Jone, 1870, House and Lot, 21 Mon tagua
rle lemana, A Agent, 1868, 1869, 1870, Vacant
Lot, i? savage at.
To uh ey, Maw ice, 1870, Hoose and Lot, 28 Market
routn y. Mau'ice, 1870, Hons cs and Lota, S to 18
Toubej, Maurice, 1870, House and Lot, 24 Queen
Turnbull, Est Ann B, 1870, 1871, Vacant Lot,
Taranui!, wm M, 1870, Vacant Lot, Bog?d st.
Turn bu 1, tr ld ney, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot, B.gard
Turnbull, Elliott, 1863, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot.
Turnboll Eldon, 1868, 1869, 1870, Vacant Lot.
Turnbull. Elliott, 1863, 1889, 1870, Vacant Lot
Tapper, u rs E Y, 1869, 1870,1871, House and Lot,
62 Tradd st,
Vanderhorst, O, 1870, 1871, Building, 2 Dereel'!
Vanderhorst, c, 1870, 1871, Building, fi Dereefa ?
Vanderhorst, c, 1870, 1871, Building, 68 Morris st,
Vanderllp, J F, 1870, 1871, Hoose and Lot, lt
Vennlag, Est H M, 1869, 1870, Honae and Lot, 20
Wall st. . .. . . . .
Yenning. Harriet, Trust, Eat, IBTO, Honae and Lot,
19 Chanel Bt.
Yenning, Barnet, Trust, Est, 1670, House and
Lot, 18 Henr.exta st.
Yenning, s M and H M, Trost, Est, 1880, 1870,
Boase and Lot, 8, 8 and 9 wharf st.
Yenning, Mrs R E, 1869, 1870, House and Lot, 20
I Henrietta st. . . i_
Venting. B. ti uar 1 n, 1869, 1870, House aaa
Lot, Wharr ann calhoun sta. . ,
Vonnlng, E B. 1870, House and Lot. 17 Society ?.
Vennmg .Ess H M and D B, 1869, im Vennlog'a
Vernon?EstWmand children. 1??, 1870, House
and Lot, East Bay. . ... "fl ?idd ie su
Vidal, Mary T, WO, Hon-?g \?Jff???t, "*
SA County Auditor,