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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE FOREST CITY FEST.
SPLENDID SHOOTING OF THE
?lie Crowd at the Platz-Score or the
Day-Ch arl raton far Ahead.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THU NEWS ]
SAVANNAH, June 18.
The glorious weather to-day brought a large
crowd to the 8cb nt zen fest, and the shooting
began In earnest. The skill of the Charleston j
Sch?tzen told from tho start, and they are i
confident of carrying off prizes. Dancing and
the usual athletic sports engaged the atten- I
lion of the visitors In the Intervals of shooting,
and the festivities were kept up until it late
At five o'clock the additional delegates irom
Charleston arrived, and marched directly to
the Platz,-where they were received with
open arms. '
The result of the day's shooting is as fol?
lows: Happoldt, of Charleston, 38 centres;
Meyer 34, Kr?ssel 23, Dreyer 22, Logemann 21,
Moroso 18, Boesch lt. The highest number of
centres made by any one of the Savannah
Sch?tzen was l.r>. The crown prize on the
eagle was won by A. F. Meyer.
It was a charming day, and the festival may
be written down as perfectly successful. W.
THE FIRST DAY'S FESTIVITIES.
Reception or the Charleston Sch?tzen
The Procession, the Collation and the
Dancing-Speeches by Presidents El?
singer and Melcher*-Diagram of the
i'vaoM ova SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
SAVANNAH, June 17.
To have Been the German Rule Club falling
in for parade this morning in their familiar
green uniforms opposite the Planters' Hotel,
one would almost have thought that they
were In Charleston once more, and the well
known strains of Muller's Band served only to
heighten the Illusion. That they were far
away from home, however, was a truth which
could not be gainsaid, and which was forcibly
Impressed upon each by the experience of the
preceding afternoon and evening. To take
the cars of a Sunday afternoon, with the
warning notes of the morning's sermon yet
ringing in your ears, to be whisked along for
six hours at the rate of twenty miles an hour,
and to be consoled by the brakeman with the
news that you were travelling with the same
engine, engineer and conductor that were
pitched off tbe trestle Into the Savannah River
in February last, were facts which might nave
depressed any but the hopeful party whicn
crowded the train on the Savannah and
Charleston Railroad last Sunday afternoon. A
brisk (shower had laid the dust as the train
lei t, and the journey was enjoyed by all as they
sped rapidly along through the highly culti?
vated fields of this region. At eacn station
the assembled darkles were astonished by the
martial notes of tho band, and the afternoon
passed pleasantly away In an uninterrupted
flow ot good spirits and lager. As the sun
went down and the air cooled several Joyous
spirits became dissatisfied with the restraint
of the cars, and under the guardianship and
alter the warnings of conductor Slawson,
whose courtesy and prudence were appr?cia
ted by all, manned the engine and tender and
roda swiftly along upon toe Iron horse Itseit.
The excitement subsided as the shades of
Bight fell, and few were sorry when the voice
dr a perturbed" spirit, WKQ U>??. t??iing to make
a contract, with a Georgia "moke" lor suppl?
ing the Charleston Hotel with innumerable
bull frogs, waa heard proclaiming that Savan?
nah was but three miles diBtunt. Uniforms, i
rifles, belts. Aa, were sought after, and soon I
the train entered .the depot with the soul- t
ttirring strains TH- "Die Wacbt am Rhein"
echoing through the arched roof or the huge
building. The telegram which preceded the
delegation had had its lull effect, and the Sa?
vannah bchuizen were out In force, and with
a fine band of music to receive their guests.
The whole depot was densely thronged irom
one end to the other, and our riflemen had
hardly room to atep down from the cars, and
the shaking of bands and hearty congratula?
tions among friends and acquaintances wbicb
ensued was but a prelude to the cordial wel?
come which was in store. The rifles weie
forced irom the hands of the faintly resisting
visitors, and side by side each Sch?tzer took a
visitor under his care. The band struck up,
and, moving out of the depot amid repeated
cheers, the cortege headed up Bay street,
marching over the best ot Nicholson pave?
ments with a confidence and with a sense
of security which ls never felt by the noctur?
nal ^pedestrian in Charleston. The visitors
were escorted through several beautifully
lighted streets, in whloh the gas-lamps were
hardly one hundred feet apart, up to the Ger?
mania Fire Company Hall, wnere a splendid
and most acceptable collation bad been pre?
pared by their thoughtful hosts. With but lit?
tle ceremony they fell to and attended by their
hosts discussed the full merits of the board, to
which they were cordially welcomed lo a lew
brief words by President Elslnger, of the Sa?
vannah Sch?tzen. As the inner man became
satisfied, the events of the day, the anticipa- j
tlons for the morrow, Ac, were talked over,
until the sentiments which such occaaU ns In?
spire began to spring up under the refresh?
ing draughts of foaming lager and sparkling
Rhenish wine. Speeches and toasts were In
order, and songs, patriotic and otherwise, fol?
lowed, unUl at a late hour the visitors
were escorted to the Planters' Hotel, and
under the paternal care of mine host Gerain?
den dreamed peacefully of the triumphs which
the morrow wad"to bring forth.
At early morn the brazen-throated instru?
ments of the bands began to herald the ap?
proaching festival, and the sch?tzen, gallant
and trim, hurried to the places ot rendezvous.
The indefatigable President Melchers was ear?
ly at his work, and the Planters' Hotel was
soon crowded with green uniforms. The dele?
gation numbered but thirty-four all told, but,
among them were marksmen worthy ot the
days of Jahn, and ornaments for any sch?tzen
corps. Several wore upon their breasts the
medals which they had borne off from many a J
stubborn shooting contest, and which were a
never falling source of inquiry and admira?
tion to the lookers-on. Among them were
some of the crack shots of the Charleston
Sch?tzen, and these bore their heavy Hap- j
poidt rifles, sure precursors of close shooting
lor/the day. Prominent also stood tbe "heavy
artillery" man, bearing his trusty smooth-bore
weighing two and one-half pounds, costing
one dollar and seventy-five cents, and a terror
to every well conditioned bullfrog In the
neighborhood. The visitors were called upon
by a detachment of the Savannah Sch?tzen,
and, at about half-past eight, marched with
their escort to the Germania Hall, in front of
whloh the line was formed upon Congress
The procession was quickly formed, and
moved off without hesitation in the following
1st. A two horse wagon bearing the eagle
a bird similar lo that usually provided In
Charleston, but with larger wings and a lillie
more paoaolxy expression.
2d. Twelve darkeys, ("mokes" they call
them here,) six bearing white wands and the
other six red flags, to act as pointers or
3d. Muller's veteran band, in their well
known uniforms of gray and black, with twelve
4th. Guard of honor, consisting of six mem?
bers and an officer of the Savannah Sch?tzen.
6th. The Charleston Sch?tzen Gesellschaft,
In their familiar unllorm ot green, thirty-two
In number, and exciting general praise by
their good marching, sturdy forms and hand?
some tout ensemble.
Ch. The Washington Cornet Band of Savan?
nah, (colored,) with fourteen pieces out, wear?
ie dark blue uniform and hats, wirti crimson
hat bands. This band is the same which vis?
ited Charleston during the base ball excite?
ment and one or two battered Instruments
whicn they still use attest the cordial reception
afforded to visitors and the quiet and order
which reigned supreme in Charleston under a
i 7th. The Savaiinah Sch?tzen Gesellschaft
bringing up the rear, with about sixty men in
line. They wore the handsome gray coat,
with green collars and cuffs, black
pants, and black Alpine hats with
green plumes and German cockades, as
when on their visit to Charleston. Tne com?
pany is composed of a splendid set ol men,
and is officered as follows: 8. Elsioger, presi?
dent; M. Helenken, vice-president; James
Hirschback, first tar<ier-master; N. Marin, sec?
ond target-masier; J. Bernhard, treasurer; G.
A. Germinden, secretary; C. C. Nordhausen,
C. Schwarz. H Blyert, G. A. Jansen, J. H.
Dehlrs, directors; A. Scheidemann, directors'
secretary. The only honorary member ol'the
club ls tne Hon. Carl frenan.
With two bands of music this short proces?
sion moved off in a shower of melody, and on
their march which followed, the bands alter?
nated and played continuously. The march
was hot and tiresome. Savanuah has decided?
ly more shade than breeze, and ihe Sch?tzen
suffered lenlbly. The route was through
several streets with strange names to Charles?
ton ears, until a halt was "ordered lo Barnard
The Savannah -club were here presented
with a magnificent wreath of brilliant artifi?
cial flowers, with a silken banner enclosed
within lt, bearing the inscription: "To the
Savannah Schulzen Gessellschait, on their first
anniversary, 1872, presented by Wm. L.
Schlamm." The march was then resumed,
and, alter passing through the principal
streets, the procession debouched lrom the
elly across a bridge over a canal, and siruck
cut Into the country on a neatly fenced road.
A noticeable feature on the march was the
Btrict order which was maintained by the
police, and the effective manner in which the
enthusiastic crowd which kept up with the
procession was restrained to the sidewalk
Such a thing as pressing upon the line or
music was never permitted, and woe befall
the unlucky "moke"~who attempted to dart
across the street In the space between the
sections of the parade.
A half hour's march brought the column,
which numbered about one hundred and Al?
teen men, including the musicians, to the
grounds, of which I send you the following
DIAGRAM AND DESCRIPTION.
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B -Ri ne Mi eds.
'j-Booths and Bowling Alley.
The ylatz ls situated on the edge of a thick
wood near the river. In the centre Is a huge
shed open all around, about eighty feet square
furnished with tab es, and havlug a fine floor
A bowling alley and bar, two drinking stands,
and a house tor the ladles comprise the build?
ings. These are all newly and-substantially | <
put up. The underbrush is cleared away
smoothly, and the grounds are studded with
huge oaks and pines, around which and be?
neath their shade are the various fixtures for |1
the German games, all copied to the Hie from
the Charleston Pmtz. The grounds are c
shaped like a butcher's cleaver, the targets 1
being at the end of the handle, at the 1
eye of the cleaver ls the shooting stand, *
and In the broad blade are the other build- 1
logs. The grounds are about one hundred [
and fifty yards wide lu the widest part, and '
laper down on the river Bide to about twenty.
Instead ot' flag staffs the tall trees have been
Dut to use. aud lrom the summit of tho lof?
tiest pines waved the colors of the German
Tue column marched beneath these and 1
intered the large dancing shed, where (hey
-esied awhile and punished the fluids. The '
:iJI^(iouro?-"u...?i.." arilwu foxino, puff, .
jitter on opposite sides orth? h^xv--? - h.^u
martial p'elude from the band, the "Lieder
iaiei" of Savannah, which had Just marched
in with a snowy banner ol white silk, sang a
song of welcome. This club was formed but
jne year ago, but with twenty-one voices un
1er the leadership of Professor J. J. Gorres, |?
?og with a strength, correctness and sweet?
ness which gained for them a cordial ap?
President Elslnger then said that, in turn?
ing this hall over to his brother members ol
the Bavannah Sch?tzen Gesellschaft, he would
;tve a short outline of t'.ie history of the
sch?tzen He then told how it originated In
the middle ageB when the citizens of Germany
?vere i ry lng to protect themselves lrom the
attacks and depredations ot the robber
knights, who lived by preying in this way
upon the husbandman. For this purpose of
protecting themselves from the feudal baads
the sch?tzen were organized. "When a boy,"
continued the speaker, "I recollect festivals
like this every vear in Germany. As as youth,
I took part in them in every part ol' the United
States; and as a man, ? looked with envy upon
other cities, Charleston among them, of this
great couutry, where the tluie-honored cus?
tom of tne Schulzeufest prevails. My hope
was ever kept bright that at least this national
German festival would not be allowed to die
out. Beyond a doubt, the same sentiments
were previously entertained among my fel?
low-Germane of our city. For one year the
difficult work ot building a sch?tzen guild has
been In progress. There were difficulties of
every description In the way First, the
characteristic doubting prejudice of the Ger?
man, which could not be cleared away;
secoud, the lack of means; third, a suitable
location lOr the guild and numberless
other difficulties. What. Germans can do wbeu
united has proven Itself in the old Fatherland
as well as In the United States, where in
every one of the Stales our German fellow
clttzens in commerce, Industry and politics
have made their influence io be felt. In our
Savannah the Germans are no exception. Not?
withstanding all the obstacles named, we have
made since a short time such progress that we
are enabled to celebrate to-day the first an?
nual lesli val of the Schulzen Gesellschaft of
Savannah. Our cause must succeed, fur one
ot our mottoes ls ihe same as that ol the old
hero Biucner, 'Always Forward.' The lime
is not tar when every member ol our guild
can say with pride. I am a member ol' the
Savannah Sch?tzen Gesell schal t. How ls that
to be eflected ? Only by unify. What unity
has done for our Fatherland, weall know;
what unity can do for us we have only found
out since a short time. No North German, no
South German, only German citizens of the
United Slates, only Sch?tzen brethren, that
must be our motto. I will here remark that
although we have the enthusiasm of the
Sch?tzen, Billi we must take care to preserve
our native German calmness. Nothing must
excite us, which might prove injurious to our
society, and I pray that every slugle member
ot our Sch?tzen will do everything in bis
power to make our festivities a splendid
success, because we all know our existence
depends upon this. With these few words, I
will trust this place In your hands."
The Liedertafel then sang the Huntsman's
Chorus from Freyscbutz with flue effect, stier
which President Eisinger said that no greater
honor could be conterred upon them than that
the oldest Schulzen Gesellschaft of ihe United
States should send such a delegation to their
opening festival as that had appeared among
them from Charleston. The only way in which
they could show how grateful they were was
to look upon their visitors as teachers and
themselves as scholars. He conoluded by
hoping that the same spirit which now pre?
vails among the Charleston Schulzen would be
Imbibed by the Savannah Sch?tzen, and that
to the best of his abilities each member of the
Savannah Sch?tzen should contribute every?
thing In his power to make the stay ot their
honored visitors as agreeable as possible.
To these compliments there was but one re?
sponse, and President Melcher?, leaping upou
the table, said:
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Savan?
nah Sch?tzen Gesellschaft-1 lake great plea?
sure In being present to-day to greet my
brother sch?tzen of Savannah. When the
news cam? to Charleston a few months ago
that our countrymen in Savannah were about
forming a sch?tzen geseil.-cbait. the announce?
ment was received wiih unbounded satis?
faction by the members ol our club, and our
satisfaction became joy when your delegation
participated In our recent May lestivul. To?
day, my brothers, you are entering upon the
celebration of your own fest, and I canuot
forego the pleasure of tendering you my con
gratulaUons, for you have accomplished muck
during the brief period ol the existence of
your societ3% and you have already achieved a
degree of success of which many an organiza?
tion older tuan yourselves mlzht well be proud.
The German rifle clubs in the United States
are of comparatively recent origin. When,
eighteen years ago, a few ec ai lomen io
Charleston conceived the ideaof instituting the
schmzenlest. many Rhook their heads, doubiftil
of success. But our courage did not fail. The
Sch?tzenfest look place, on a small scale, to
be sure, but it met with such appreciation
that it at once led to the permanent organl
izatiou of our society, and our festivals Hod
more and more appreciation year atter year
willi all classes of our citizens, In proof of
which I need only state that our Irish feliow
citizens in Charleston, three weeks ago, held
a Sch?tzenfest of two day's duration. It is
certainly one ot the most pleasing character
it-tics of the German nature that wheresoever
his fitful fate may carry him, be holds fast to
his principles and endeavors to promote Ger?
man cheerfulness, mirth and Jollily, in our
dear old Vaterland the Sch?tzen Guilds, as
they were formerly called, have been In ex?
istence since the middle ages, and were found?
ed by the burghers ol' the town, principally to
oppose the aggressions ol the robber knights
But it ls only during the last thirty or iony
years, while Intercourse has been greatly fa?
cilitated by means of railroads aud steam?
boat, that a closer bond has united the
several societies, aud I venture to assert
that the Sch?tzen Gesellschaften contrib?
uted in no small degree to the general desire
for unity in the ol,i Fatherland, and to mak?
ing Germuny what she ls to-day-not only the
first in on and science, but also the most pow?
erful nation of the world when the defence of
German honor and German territory against
rapacious encroachments of her neighbors ls
required. My friends, it is not my purpose to
make a long speech on ibis occasion. No, Mr.
President, F have a much more grateful task
bet?re me. I have the honor, in the name ol
thu German Schulzen Gesellschaft o? Charles?
ton to present to you this chain as a feeble
token ot our ljve. esteem and friendship. It
is ihe .so-called "king's chain." and is to be
worn by the Schulzen king during ihe period
ot lils reign, and I hope mat every
time when this chain ls handed over
Irom one king to his successor, these
friendly feelings, which now exist between
the Sch?tzen ol Charleston and Savannah, will
be renewed. I also tender yon this medal,
the inscription upon which explains its object.
It ls Inscribed, "To the first king of the
jotingest Schulzen Gesellschaft, Savannah,
Ga., from the oldest Sch?tzen Gesellschaft In
Charleston, S. C., Juue 17, 1872." May these
Etifta be received as they are tendered, with
warm and friendly hearts.
The captain was Interrupted by frequent ap?
plause, and at the conclusion the enthusiasm
culminated In three rousing cheers for the
Savannah Schulzen, which was responded to
with a vim.
Pre-ident Elsinger took Hie beautiful and
valuable presents which have already been de?
scribed In detail In THK NEWS, and said that,
lodging from the workmanship, an accom?
plished artist must have made the chain, (Mr.
Fischer was here seen positively to blush. ) It
ivas made of strong and lasting material, and
ie hoped that the love of the Savannah fdr
he Charleston Schulzen would continue until ?
sven our festivals themselves had passed ont
These speech-makings and long listenings i
lad an effect upon the participants, and Ihe i
ubstantlal collation which was next placed i
ipon the long tables was dlr jnssed with au I
ippreclatlve appetite. The floor was then <
?teared ot the debris of the feast, and, the <
nuslc being called once more Into requisition, j
he votaries of Terpsichore began their malu- I
i nal offerings upon (he shrine of that light- t
Coted muse. This formed Ihe focus of at- i
ruction for the rest of the day. A short tim? i
lefore the threatening cloulds had opened <
heir wounds, and for five hours the rain de- \
ceuded with diluvian copiousness. From one <
itand to another the schlitzen could hurry i
Lcross, but shootlngjwas out of the question, l
.nd all Hocked lo the danclDg hall and spent ]
he day. ?
About three o'clock the showers became 1
ess frequent, and.the rain gradually abuting, i
treparttilons for the shooting began. There 1
i?cted withni??lBTioo'ilng eland by twine bell- "I
tulls. Tue early morning had been spent 1
n cutting Hie brush and branches of trees l
rom the course, aud four targets being now i
eady the shooting began. Many of the rlfl?*B 1
mapped, others hung fire, and little or no I
hooilog was doue. Only a few bull's-eyes i
vere made. The eagle was also placed io <
losliion on a tree about one hundred and <
leventy yards Irom the siand. A brisk fusilade I
vas kept up at the crown ol the poor bird, but I
iey omi a piece of the ring, which was knocked i
rom Us mouth by a rifleman, Its fair propor- i
lons were preserved until the evening hour j
int an end to the flrlug. All then went to the i
lance hali, where tho lestlvltles began afresh
vlth new strength, and were kept up until
on g alter dark.
Tne attendance at Ihe grounds, besides the
slubs and families of the members, was very
imall. This was, doubtless, owing to the ruin
ind the Insufficient means of conveyance to ,
ind from the felt All present, however, had
i joliv good time, and bright anticipations are
ndnlged In for to-morrow, which will proba
)ly be realized If Old Sol consents to lena lils
:ountenance to the sports. W.
A BLACK STRIKE.
The Hands on the Port Kuy ul Railroad
[From tho Augusta Chronicle, June IS.]
Yesterday tne hands employed on ibe Port
Royal Railroad, between this eily and the
Savannah river, struck for higher wages, and
marched luto Augusta. From what we can
learn of the affair, from gentlemen connected
with the railroad company and others, the
causes and the particulars of the affair were as
follows: About two hundred colored laborers
have been employed by the company
on the line of the road between this
city and the Savannah river, receiving
as wages one dollar and twenty-five cents
per day. The overseer or superintendent of
the line was A. H. Herndon, of this city, who
received sixty dollars per month. Lust Sa?
turday night Mr. herndon demanded that his
wages be increased to one hundred dollars,
with which demand the company refused to
comply. Herndon then gave up his place
and another man was appointed In his stead.
Yesterday morning he visited the line of the
road and all hands ceased work-demanding
one dollar and a half per day.' The men
formed in line and marched Into town, about
two bundred strong. Their first halt was
on Broad street, near the lower market,
where they stopped to get liquor. The crowd
was so large that tbe street was blocked for
some distance, and the chief of police ordered
tbe strikers to move on. The column
marched io Bay street, at the tootof McIntosh,
where they went Into quarters on the oank ol
the Savannah. We learn that the leader ten?
dered the services of the force to the canal
enlargement contractors, who very wisely and
prudently declined the offer. At last ac?
counts the Btrikers wer? still on the river
bank, where they will probably remain until
their stomachs teach them sense. So far they
are only injuring themselves. The laborers ou
the other side ot the river, who are at work
upon the Important portion of the line, have
not struck. Operations on ibis side will be
reiarded very little. The grading ls nearly all
finished, and track-laying will be commenced
this morning. The bridge across the Savan?
nah will be finished by me winter.
Since writting the ubove we have seen an
advertisement, written by Captains Herndon
and Bromley, In which they state that they
have secured employment for themselves and
hands-one hundred and twenty-six in num?
ber-on ihe Augusta Canal Enlargement.
The laborers give as Ihelr reason for eiriking,
not because an increase ol' wages was de?
manded or relused, but because Captain
Herndon was removed and a captain put In
his place who required ol' ihem a larger day's
work tl.an ihey hud been in the habit ol per
HAPPINESS OF TUE HUB.
The nighest Note fiver Sang In
BOSTON, MASS., June 18.
There were numerous arrivals from the
West aud South to-day. The chorus and or?
chestra rehearsed this morning the afternoon
programme. Madame Leutoer sang a selec?
tion Irom the Magic Flute, reaching a higher
note than has heretofore been attained by any
artist lu this country.
THE ROAR OF THE GUNS.
THE ENDORSEMENT OF GREELEY AT
BALTIMORE A FIXED FACT.
No Third Nomination.
Ic would beera from Intelligence from all
quarters that eren the semblance of organized
Democratic opposition against the Cincinnati
Liberal movement no longer exists. The New
York Commercial Advertiser, (Republican,)
which has signalized itself by Its hostility to
Mr. Greeley, says, with awoeful attempt at
pleasantry, that lt ls "pleased i : know that lt
is becoming clearly manifest that Greeley and
Brown will be endorsed by the Baltimore Con?
vention," and that "the World begins to ape
this, and to trim its sails accordingly." The
New York Herald says: "There can be no
longer any doubt that tne great Democratic
party is drilling to the independent Liberal Re?
publican numbers. The probability Is that
more than thc traditional majority of dele?
gates will meet al Baltimore pledged to en?
dorse the Presidential ticket of Greeley and
Brown." The Northwest seems to be united
with ihe South in upholding ihe Cincinnati
nominees. The New York Tribune gives the
following editorial review of the political
events of the past, week:
A Week's Political Work.
[Proa the New Yor| Trlbuue.j
The week which is Just cloging has been one
of great Interest lu the world of politics. Its
events ure likely lo be -highly Influential In
the Presidential campaign 01 1872, and will
largely determine the character of tue canvass
before us. Nothing could more forcibly
demonstrate tho c?mplete blotting out ol
party lines than the decided stund which has
been taken by the Democratic conventions ol
the week, ol which no less than nine have
substantially accepted the declaration or prin?
ciples contained in the Clnoinnalljplatlorm.
The Louisiana Democrats elected sixteen
delegates io ihe Baltimore Convention, 01
whom twelve are decided for Greeley and
Brown. In West Virginia, nine ol the ten
delegates io ihe Democratic National Conven?
tion are lor ihe Cincinnati nominees; and-Lib
eral Republicans and Democrat comb ned in
the nomination ot a joint electoral ticket.
The Kansas Democratic State Convention ac?
cepted the Clucinnail platform, and instructed
the delegates chosen to the Ballimore Con?
vention io vote for the Liberal Republican
nominees. In Delaware the Bourbon spirit
characterized the State D?mocratie Conven?
tion, which bitterly denounced the thirteenth,
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, and
Grant's administration, and Instructed its
delegates io go. for a -straight party
nomination at Ballimore. Tito iowa
Democracy held a great convention at
Des Moines, heartily endorsed the Cincinnati
platform and Mr. Greeley's declarations In his
letter of acceptance, and Instructed I ts dele?
gates to vote us a unit on all questions. Ar?
rangements vere also concluded to unite with
the Liberal Republicans In the nomination ot
i State ticket. In South Carolina, the Democ?
racy, lu Slate convention, accepted the Cin?
cinnati pluil'urm as embodying broad and
?berat principles, acceptable io ihe whole
couniry, and declared against separate Demo?
cratic nominations being made at H il il more.
Delegates were instructed accordingly, only
two dissenting voices being heard In the con?
tention. A very large and spirited Demo?
cratic Stale Convention in Missouri also en?
dorsed the Cincinnati platform, and elected
Jelegates to the Baltimore Convention who
.vere instructed lo oppose a straight Demo?
cratic nomination. The Vermont Democ?
racy did the same thing substantially, and
avored tinton with any organization which
lolds the principles declared at Cincinnati.
M a great convention of the Democracy of
[ndiaua the Cincinnati platform was accepted,
iud the principles laid down in Mr. Greeley's
etterof acceptance were endorsed; resolu
ilcKeT. ut Bal mr .ire were ttrao pnsseu. 'irre
Hon. Thomas A. Hendricks, formerly United
ii ates senator, was nominated for Governor,
?villi a full State ticket. At a spirited Liberal
Republican Convention, held in Indianapolis at
tie same time, enthusiastic reports were
received from all parts of the State. In Wis?
consin tho Democracy pursued the sume
course as that adopted by their political friends
n other States, and instructed the delegates
co Ballimore to ratify the platform and nomi?
nees of the Cincinnati Convention. The
Maine Republicans endorsed Hie nominees and
platform of the Philadelphia Convention and
renominated Governor Perham.
The Position or -cliurz.
[Washington Cor. or the Baltimore Sun.]
There ls no longer any doubt felt as to the
position of Senator Scnurz. Before leaving
here he stated to a brother senator that while
Mr. Greeley was not the first choleo ut Cincin?
nati, he nevertheless should support him.
even for no other rea-on than that lt would
not do for the president of the convention lo
bolt the nomination. He will probably make
a speech In a few days endorsing the Cincin?
nati ticket, and showing that his signature to
the call for the free trade conference In New
York ls not hostile to the Liberal party.
A Bourbon in Texas..
GALVESTON, June 18.
The Texas Democratic State Convention ls
unprecedentedly large. The permanent organi?
zation ls not yet effected. General Maxie has
made a speech advocating a Btralghl nomina?
tion at Baltimore. Juhn H. Reagan, Stale
Confederate postmaster-general, will be Ihe
The Alaine Democracy for Greeley.
BANGOR, MAINE, JHne 18.
At the Democratic district convention, this
morning, Marcellus Emery, editor of the Ban?
gor Commercial, was nominated for member
ot Congress, lrom Hie Fi uh district, and Jas.
C. Manlgan and William Dearsou were chosen
delegates to the Baltimore Convention. No
formal instructions were given lo the dele?
gates, but the sentiment of the convention
was clearly In favor ol Greeley.
The State Democratic Convention elected
J. C. Madigan president, who made a strong
speech for thu Cincinnati platform. His allu?
sion lo Greeley as the modern Cincinnati^
was received with deafening cheers. Charles
P. Kimball was nominated, by acclamation,
The national Republican executive commit?
tee, ex-Governor Morir?n presiding, were In
secret session lo New York, yesterday.
Horace Greeley has been Invited to speak at
a monster temperance picnic, at Troy, N. Y.,
on ihe 24th Juue. .
GREELEY AND THE NEGROES.
Littler from Cassius M. Clay-What tne
Colored People Owe to Mr. Greeley.
In response lo a letter from Mr. Andrew J.
Chambers, of Bloomfield, Kentucky, asking
him io explain to the negroes of the South
Hie issues of the present campaign, and also
set iorth Mr. Geeeley's record as an Aboli?
tionist, the Hon. CasBlus M\ Clay has written
tho following, which appears In the Louis?
WHITE HALL, KY., June 2, 1872.
My Dear Sir-Your favor of the 30tti ult.
ls just received. lam preparing my speech
for to-morrow to be made at Nlcliolasvllle,
principally fur your colored voters, so I can
but briefly reply to your interesting letter.
For this purpose I declined an Invitation to
speak at ihe great ratification meeting of
Horace Greeley and B. Gruiz Brown, which
a so lukes p ace to-morrow, the 3d Instant, at
Cooper Institute, in New York. I am grati?
fied to hear from you. or any colored man,
he ving devoted so much of my lifetime lo the
liberation and advancement of the blacks
that they have, perhaps, become a sort ot
"hobby" to me. The preseut great ("Radi?
cal") party, as Sumner (whose late speech as
telegraphed I send you) terms them, is like
tne Yankee's kn ile with a new blade and a
new handle, so lhat almost nothing of it is
left but the name. So far as the colored
Americans are concerned, they owe nothing lo
the Grant Republicans, it was the old "libera?
tion" element of the Cl nein nail Liberal Repub?
licans who achieved their liberty and estab?
lished their rights forever In the thirteenth,
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the
constitution. And Sumner, who denour
Grant as "the chief Ku-Klux," lor attempi
to destroy, by illegally interfer? ne with Ha
Domlogo andHaytl, the two black nation
that island, was the roost efficient friend
colored people had in all their past day
legislation. When we elected Lincoln we w
In a minority, Bell and Everett, Doug
and Breckenridge carrying a malorlty ol
votes. So, at the end of Lincoln's term,
though he had been re elected, we were
sure that we had a majority, ot the people
equal rights to all, so we unhappily ti
Grant, a life-long Democrat and bater of
Abolitionists, who utter the discussion of
rights ot men for thirty years. In 1856 vo
fer that old enemv of Justice, James Buchan
for President, wno saw blood shed in Kans
and the civil war begun to establish slavi
forever, and aided and abetted lt. It see
Grunt aid not vole for Llucoln; perhaps
drunk io vote. As soon as he was mi
President he put the son ot'Stephen A. Doi
las, ihe most powerful of our enemies, In
most confidential plac* as his private Bec
tary ,and went on neglecting our old friei
who had iought the good fight and achier
viotory, io put ?it office our enemies a
eleventh-hour men to their exclusion, a
now he has fallen Into the Hands of the wo
men in the nation, Hamilton Fish, 0.
Morton, Ben. Butler aud Simon Carnen
none ot whom were ever Republicans; and
eleventh-hour man holds the highest office
ihe gilt ol the President, (secreiary of Slat
voting in 1868 for Hoffman, a Democrat, l
Governor of New York years after the wi
who aids Spain to keep the blacks of Cuba
slavery, aud whose son-in-law, Sydney Wt
ster, Is the paid attorney and hireling of t
SpaniBh King to keep up slavery and ihe ela
trade in Cuba.
Now, Greeley is the life-long Irlend of l
blacks, and has done as much as any livi
man to achieve their liberty, and the Ni
York Tribune defended at New York i
movement lo favor of liberty to all, while t
New York Herald, Grant's paper, waa dol
ail lt could io have me murdered by a mob
being shot and Blabbed lo the lunga sevei
times, und only escaped by the providence
God. Greeley ls also In favor of Santo I
minno and Hayii's lloerty, and the liberty
the blacks In Cuba, while Granl and Co. a
doing ihelr best to destroy it. B. Grutz Brow
ls aleo a life-long friend ol the slave; a co ave
of my sentiments ia Kentucky, he went
Micsoiirl and joined the Free Soil Beuti
party, who wanted every man In the terril
rles free, and who, duriog the war, waj
Unionist, and for ihe llbtjny of all. Audy
Frederick DongloFS, a half wkiie man, wi
got a t-m.ill office from Grant, but who Gra
refused to Invite lo his-table with tneoih
Santo Domingo commisioners, denuUDC
Greeley and Brown as though they we
pirates. By Ihe fourteenth amendme
a large number of the leaders ot the r
hellion were made incapable of holding offlc
Tnese Brown and Greeley and the Cinclunu
Convention want pardoned, as they now a
willing to give Ihe blacks all their right
"liberty ol all before the law," as our Clucl
natl platform has lt. The Grant men, to kv.
In office, are playing ihe part of the monke
who took the cai-'s paws to pull the chestnu
out of ihe fire. They seem bent on keepit
up ihe strife between the blacks and wblti
that thes may keep In office, and after
while, when the blacks are ruined In propert
and character, they will fly with their Ill-go
len gains, and leave them io the vengeance i
thc whites of the nation, whom the Radio
party would have made their eternal em
1. Now the whole matter ls, that we ai
now, we think, strong enough lo elect, by ttl
assistance of the Democrats, an old friend <
ihe blacks to the Presidency, and the blacki
In gratitude, ought to do lt.
2. Tnere are 40,000,000 of whites in th
Union, and, say, about 5,000,000 of blacks, c
about eight whites lo one black. Now, th
white: are loo strong in arms and in votes le?
the blacks, who are, therefore, dependent o
the whites for their good will, magnanimlt
and Justice lor llieir rights and liberties. No?
we don't think lt good i ollcy fur ihe black
with Hie Grant party lo keep up abuse an
airlie, till tho whites shall learn to hale th
blacks, for ihe weakest must at last, go under
.BTI'xflfctt- tikirr}' wnunkcu "iry-OrJr-oi\-j--\kU*l--VTi
.Democrats, I, as their life-long friend, bei
them to accept Hie offer. Go for Greeley, am
nesiy and equal rights to all. "Let not tu
sun go down on your wrath."
4. Suppose you will not be persuaded, am
you go with the Grant men, and you an
beateu, the nal Ional government goes luto th'
hands of your enemies. Where are yon ? Ii
the hands ol' Hie Philistines. I have not th
time now to discuss "centralization," "officia
corruption," and "habeas corpus suspension
further than io say lint these usurpation
affect us (the whites) aa well as the blacks
and if allowed will take away the liberty o
all. To suspend ihe writ of habeas corpus, a
Grant ls doing, places the life, liberty am
property ot every man, wit hom trial by Jury
or having witnesses brought lace to luce wltl
ihe accused or counsel In defence, at the wli
of one mun-Grant. To-day lie may use tLa
power to save some black man irom the vio
lenee ol' lawless men, but to-morrow, shouli
parties change, another President may use tin
same power (by precedent made just.) u
destroy the liberty ol any black man In tlx
South. In a word, we would place your liber
ties upon ibo great and good will of al
parties and eternal jujtlce. Grant & Co
would Join you to a tailing party, and the!
fate you share. "They who draw the swon
shall perish by the sword." Be wise nov
while lt Is to day. Turn ye-why will ye die
Your Irlend, C. M, CLAV.
To A. J. Chambers, Esq.
BEAUFORT AND TBE PORT ROT Al
The following article, from the Savannal
News, ls peculiarly Interesting, because, wltl
regard to the value of "through colton," Sa
vannah knows how it ls herself:
We have heard irom various sources that tht
people of Beaufort are In high spirits over tht
prospect of an carly completion ot the Pori
Royal Ralltoad. It ls very certain that then
is now no land for sale in or near that city, al
having recently been purchased by Northen
speculators. We have also learned thal
lt ls commonly reported there that thc
Southern Security Company (better known a?
Tom Scon's company) bas obtained u con?
trolling interest lo the road, and aided by the
Influence of Judge King, of the Georgia Road,
Intend.lo influence a large amount of cotton
from Alabama and Mississippi, as far as Ticks
burg, over this route. The people are alsc
sanguine ol the early placing of a line ol
steamships to New York and another to Eu?
rope. We have a distinct recollection ol
similar boasts being made In Brunswick at
various times during the last twenty years
But suppose they do gel a good deal ol
through cotton, that wlil not do the prospec?
tive eli y much good. Barnwell Is, we think,
-a Biatlon on the Port Royal Road. The conon
passes through that place, but does not stop
there; neither will lt Btop at Beaufort only long
enough to bc transferred directly from the care
to the holds ol' tte vessels, and the mere pass?
ing through will probably benefit one place as
much as the omer.
RAVAGES OF THE RICE CATERPILLAR.-We
bear of considerable damage lo the growing
rice crops on the river above the city irom the
caterpillar, which has appeared lu many
places within the past two weeks. We learn
from Mr. Sweat, au experienced rice plaoter
in charge of the Potter plantation, that they
are very bad ou that place and on ihe Gibbons
plantation, wh?re they have nearly devoured
some squares ol the growing rice. Owing to
the ligne tides the planters nave not been able
lo get a sufficient flow to destroy the Insect.
Mr. Sweat has taken some pains to acquaint
himself with the habits and movements
ot the insect. A few days since he discovered
on the underside of a rice blade a large number
of eggs adhering where they had been de?
posited by the fly. He plucked Hie blade and
placed it under a gtos to watch tue progress
of Incubation and growth of the caterpillar.
In about three days mc worms hatched out.
He placed in the glass a quantity ol green
rice blades, but the insect, which was at first
verv small, did not feed on it. He then sup?
plied some blades of gra?s, which they ate
with great avidity, from which he infers that
the worms do not attack the rice until they
are partially grown, but subsist ai first on the
mi r? tender grass, which they reach by sus?
pending themselves from the rice slock by
their webs to the ground. In this slage he
thinks they may be eflectually destroyed by a
flow which will reach the height ol the rice.
I WRATH OF THE MUCKS.
GRANT'S OUTRAGEOUS VIOLATION OF \
The Kidnapping of Or. Bratton to be
Tlie Condon (Ont) Advertiser, of the 2d In?
stant, makes the following reference to the
Bratton kidnapping case:
There is no doubt whatever o? the truth o?
the extraordinary fact, which we now repeat,
that Dr. Bufus Bratton, a resident of this city,
was, on last Tuesday, in broad daylight, upon
a public street of Loudon, deliberately at?
tacked by detectives from the United States,
and, without even the pretence ol authority
from Canadian officials, overpowered, thruBt
Into a cab, drugged and carried off to the other
gide. Some of our newspapers, in their ac?
counts of the affair, evidently drawn lrom the
reports spread by Interested parlies in Detroit
papers, siate that Dr. Bratton has been charged
with robbery and murder. The truth as to
ihls win no doubt appear In due time: but,
meantime, lt is but justice to him to state that
several ol our most respected citizens, former?
ly residents In the Southern states, who have
known Dr. Bratton for mauy years, iadlgnaoi
ly repudiate the idea that he ls seriously
charged with any crime whatever. They rep?
resent him to have been a man eminent in his
proiesslon, highly respected throughout the
country lu which he lived, and possessed ol an
A dispatch, dated Ottawa, Canada, says:
In the House last night Mr. Blake asked the
government to convey to the Hou-e any In
lormailonjn their possession in reference to
the statement contained In the press to the
effect that a person has been seized In open
day In the City of London, Ontario, and car?
ried to the American side, aud whether itlere
bad been any communication on the subject
with the United Stales or Imperial Govern?
ment Slr John MacDonald replied that-a few
days ago the government was informed by
telegraph of the arrest of a person in the
manner mentioned In the newspapers, and in?
structions were at once given to send down
deposit Ions and statements of facts and evi?
dence. Those paperB were received yester?
day, and upon them a report had been pre?
pared and submitted to her Majesty's minister
at Washington, In order that representation*
in the matter might be made ihe United States
Government, and a similar report had been
prepared ior the Imperial Government.
GLIMPSES OF Gora AM.
The War on the Brooklyn Ring-Joe"
Jefferson's Blindness-Musical Notes.
[FROM otra OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
NEW YORE, June 15.
One of our dally papers has been, for the
post two weeks, carrying on a vigorous war
against the "Brooklyn Biog." Our suburb
has a Ring which ls only less powerful than
the late Tweed Bing of this city, because the
plunder ls not so great. But Its chief is a man
of large brain aud consummate tact and a
gentleman In bearing, and In all these re?
spects tbe superior of the late Tammany
'?boss." Mr. Kingsley went to Brooklyn
seventeen years ago lrom a Pennsylvania flat?
boat as poor as a vagrant, and now counts bis
millions In band, and estimates his double
millions la prospective. Tbe Brooklyn Bing
ramifies all through Brooklyn good society,
and binds lo its wheels most of the politicians
of both parties. The World opened its batter- j
les iwo weeks ago, and succeeded in effecting
a breach on Friday. Kingsley held out a flag of
truce. The World published a long letter of
defence from him, btu resumed fire the next
morning. It professes to desire that Kingsley
and lils friends shall Institute a suit **-?^r
im TcuviiaiTO ?ht* ?dSMS*or*ji>a?lfae^?BflttgHej
does not seem disposed to accept this chal?
lenge, and now the World threatens to have
bim Indicted for frauds. The affair bas created
a great commotion tn tbe City of Brooklyn,
and has drawn all the local papers ai well as
the Tribune ot this city Into the quarrel. It
ls a free fight all around, the World getting
many of the hardest knocks In return.
A calamity threatened to the dramatic stage
has happily been averted by the intervention
ot science. The most eminent of A met lean
actors, Mr. Jefferson, bas been losing his eye?
sight, and was threatened with total and per?
manent blindness. The grief o? lils friends
has been grear, and it was leared unavailing.
Yesterday a surgical operation on the eyes
was performed, and though attended with un
cerialniy as to the result, was a complete suc?
cess. The news will be a relief everywhere,
for lt is not extravagance to say of such a man
aa JuBeph Jefferson, that his blindness would
be regarded as a national misfortune.
Faure, the great French barrltone, bas been
secured bv .Murnzek for our next operatic
season. He ls coming over In company with
Lucca, who is to take Nilsson's place on the
American lyric stage. Kellogg, who bas been
creating a furore among the Britishers, and
Bellini, an old New York favorite! but who
has been abroad several years. The news ls
waited over the waters thal our Swedish idol
ls to be married in London next month. Her
affianced was with her In America part of the
lime of her stay here, and ls an agreeable gen?
tleman, not a professional musician, however.
THE STRIKES IN THE NORTH AND IN
Lena Excitement In the Quaker City
The New Yorkers Interview Governor
Hoffman-A Sodden Strike in West?
NEW YORK, June 18.
The eight-hour league propose holding an
anti-police indignation meeting on Thursday
A hundred and eighty policemen have ch arge
of Durant's sugar tactory to prevent strikers
from interfering with the men at work.
PHILADELPHIA, June 18.
The strikers, at a meeting this morning,
numbered one hundred and ninety-three men,
and the excitement appears to be dying out.
Speeches were made favoring a return o? the
men to tne shops to finish the contracts in
force at the time of the strike. Other speak?
ers opposed this, urging that lt would be fatal
to the strike. No action was taken, and the
ALBANY, N. Y., June 18.
At a meeting o? the workingmen this morn?
ing, a committee was appointed to wale upon
Governor Hoffman and represent the position
taken by the (strikers, which they hold to be in
accordance with the laws of the State. The
Governor received the committee, but said
they must excuse him from making a Bpeech,
as his views upon the question were matters
of record, in his messages and elsewhere, and
any speech be might make would in all proba?
bility be misinterpreted. He cautioned them
io see to lt that nothing wus done to
disturb the peace and order ot the community
orto excite the hostility o? law-abiding citi?
BERLIN, June 18.
Twelve hundred miners at and near Dort?
mund, West Philadelphia, suddenly struck
work to-day. _
THE 8HUTLECOCK TEE ATT.
NEW YOBS:, Jnne 18.
The Herald's special from Geneva, dated the
nili savs ti'e English are resolute lor eight
montos' adjournment, and the indications are
thu?, if this is not granted, they will with?
draw from the arbitration. This ihe Ameri?
cans will not concede them. A shorter ad?
journment might be accepted. Very little
was transacted before the board to-day be?
sides the announcement of Mr. Davis of the
non-reception of instructions from his gov?
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Professor Agassiz was warmly received in
Chill and Peru. He says the success of the
expedition exceeds his most sanguine ex?
-Captain Bowen, of the Cuban steamer
Virginia, ls so disgusted with the manage?
ment of the Cuban agents, and the cowardice
of his crew, that he ty 13 resigned and gone
AFFAIRS IN WASHINGTON.
Prominent Radicals Deserting J heir
Chosen Leader-The Cabinet Repre?
sented by Substitutes-The President
off Again for the Seaside.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS,]
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jane 18.
Asan Indication of the want of enthusiasm
for General Grant among the prominent Radi?
cals, lt is asserted here that Garfield took
great pains to get appointed commissioner
under the recent act of Congress providing
lor removing the Flathead Indians to the res?
er va tl ona lu order to avoid stumping for Grant
In the fall campaign. Persons well Informed
as to bis feelings relative to the matter state
that-be is determined to avoid everything
relating to the Presidential canvass. He will
manage to leave here about the time of the
commencement of active political operations,
and will remain away until the time toc?me
back to Washington, In pursuance of a resolu?
tion authorizing his committee to meet In No?
vember to prepare the annual appropriation
bills in time for an early consideration at the
next session of Congress.
The Cabinet session was chiefly made up to?
day of acting Cabinet officers, and nothing
was done. Fish was present, but had no
news from Geneva to enliven the session with.
Grant goes Immediately back to Long Brauen,
and it ls very uncertain when he will honor
Washington with another visit.
THE NEW TAX LAW.
A Special Tax on Tobacco Dealers-The
Dat y on Tea and Coffee.
WASHINGTON, Jane 18.
Tho President has reappointed Joseph Mimo,
Jr., supervising Inspector-general of steam?
On and after the 1st of July. 1872, every pe?
sou who sells, or offers for sale, manufactured
tobacco, snuff or cigars, except manufacture rs
of those articles wno sell only their own pro?
ducts at the place of production, will be re?
quired to pay a special tax, at the rate of five
uollars per annum, without regard to the
amount of his annual sales. The exemption ot
persons whose sales do not exceed one hun?
dred dollars ls repealed by, the new law...
The treasury department, in answer to nu?
merous inquiries, has decided that on and
arter itia aret day of July next and until tho
first of October t?a, and coffee produced east
of the Cape of Good Hope and Imported Into
the United States from places west thereof,
will not be charged with the discriminating
ducy of len percent, now collected on Impor?
tations of this character, but that, by the
third section ot the new tariff law, this duty
will be reimposed on and after October 1,
1872, on said articles.
AN INDIAN WAH ly TEXAS.
Ten Thousand Savages on the War?
path--Consternation of the Settlers
Two Regiments of Cavalry Called for?
ST. Lours, June l?.
Judge Hubbell, the general agent of the
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, who bas Jost re?
turned from a business tour in Texas, brings
information that before leaving Sherman,
Texas, an army officer arrived there from
Fort Richmond and reported that a body o?
indians, variously estimated at from three to
ten thousand, had made an incursion into
Texas, and were over-running Yancey, Jack
Denton and Parker Counties, and that the
settlers were filled-tath consternation and
alarm. The Indians said they were going to
Huntsville to liberate S au tanka and Big Tree,
Sill reservation had left and gone on the war?
path. Already two fights had occurred
near Weatherford, In which four whites were
wounded and two Indians killed. Two'
Indians were captured and lodged in Weath?
erford Jail. The commanding officer of Fort
Richardson ls said to have gone to Austin' to
consult with General Augur regarding the In?
vasion, and tne latter ls reported to have tele?
graphed for two more regiments of cavalry
to report Immediately at the points threatened
by the raiders. Judge Hubbell says there Is
no doubt in the minds ot well-informed
Texans that a biz lud?an war is al hand.
Many settlers are leaving their homes. It is
believed that the Kiowas were the leaders of '
the raid, assisted by the Apaches and others.
There was no quorum at the Ookmulgee
council up to last Tuesday, and none ol the
wild tribes from Fort Sill had yet come to par?
ticipate in the deliberations. The crops In
Northern and Western Texas are very fine.
03 bit norri.
"Heaven lends ns friends to bless the present
Resumes them, to prepare us for the next."
How strangely true lt ls that we never set a
proper valne on our choicest blessings andi they
have slipped away from onr grasp and are gone
from ns (orever. There ls sometnlng in the pos?
session which diminishes the proportion of every .
good conferred on us by Providence, and we
rarely award to lt its Just estimation, while Its
tight is still shining upon us, and while its influ?
ente ls ?preadl'jg happiness on our pathway
through the world.
Who tba; bas ever lost a cherished friend or
passed through any markeri period ut adversity
and which or ns nas noir-ont has observed this
wayward quality or the human mind; and who
Is there among UB that has not lived to regret
that he has been so slow to comprenend and
value tue thing] that are and the comforts that
surround ns. .
ihese reflections have been suggested oythe
death or Mrs. M. Scam DOUGLAS, wh ch took
piace In Chester, at the realuence of her son, on
the morning of the 13th, in the sixty-IT. st year of
Hrs. Douglas was a native of Charleston, was
married ar. an early age to Mr. John Douglas, a
highly esteemed citizen of this place, and by nts
death was left a widow In 185fl, with a family or
Her mlid and amiable disposition, her unvary?
ing cheerfulness, aud her sweet and gentle dispo?
sition increased daring her married ure the love
and admiration which hsd captivated blsyouthiul
ran cy, and they Uvea togetner in that harmon ons
accord wnlch gives to tne married state lia nigh?
est enjoyment and its happiest caarm.
In tne discharge of her maternal duties she ex?
hibited the tenderness which waa to be expect?
ed from one endowed as she was with a heart
ovei flowing with the milt of human kiudnesa,
and h. r death has fallen apon her childi en with
a weight that time may lighten but can never
entirely remove. . .
as in the domes'lo circle she was the centre of
affect Um. and the locus from which radiated the
reuclcy ot the household, so la a more extended
sphere, and among her numerous friends, soe ex?
erted an inflaence which diffused happiness and
enjoyment around her, and preserved for her
through life a bright place lu tue love and re?
gard of all who held the privilege of her frtend
""ven after she had passed the meridian of life,
and was approaching ita allotted limit, yet had
time dealt so leniently with her-aa If reluctant
to encroacQ witta ita rude touch upon so much,
ffentieness-and such waa the freshness oi her
reellng-s, so great the elaaiiclty of tier nature, and
auch her freedom from the asceticism or age, that
when In her presence yon forgot that she was
railing into the "sere and yellow leal" of exis?
tence, and yon yielded unconsciously to the
cheering influence lt was lmposslnle to resK.
She has closed h er. career, and * U i no more be
seen by the many who loved her, but the recollec?
tion or her kind bearr, ber active benevolence,
her sympathy with th s sufferings of others, her
readiness to relieve, and her genial and cheerful
nature, will long survive in tne memory of all who
were capable of appreclat.ng the excellencies
that adorned her character. A.
DONOVAN.-Died in Savannah, Qa., on thelfltn
Inst., P. H. DONOVAN, second son of the late
Patt lex and Mary Donovan, aged eighteen
years. _ *
TEND a Meeting of jour Association THIS
EVENING, at 8 o'clock, at Mr. P. clarysHali,
KlDgBtreet. Puncuui ?*?^?lJLSffl&
as business of importance will be submitted for
your consideration. innis-*
By order of the secretary._Juav-__
~^ATES WOMAN, AND
S0AP. Charleston, S. 9