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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2013.
CHARLESTON. MONDAY MORNING, JUNE 24, ?872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE FIFTH ATENUE TALK.
CARL SCHURZ PRONOUNCES FOR
Speeches of Trumbull, .T. D. Cox, Gov?
ernor Walker and Others- An Ad?
journment Without Action-Meeting
or the Rump and the New Nomina?
The New York newspapers are filled willi
the details of the conference of Thursday at
Mr. Lloyd's rooms, in the Fifth Avenue Hotel,
New York. The result of the meeting appa?
rently ls that the weight of the expressions ls
manifestly in iavor of Greeley and Brown,
thongh a few of those who participated in the
deliberations were determinedly opposed to
the ticket. The meeting was held with closed
doors, some of the outsiders facetiously styl?
ing lt the "air-tight convention," but notwith?
standing the presence of a doorkeeper and
other adjnncts of secresy, the opinions of the
individuals and their positions taken, and the
general sentiment expressed was quickly con?
veyed to those outside and collected by the
reporters in various ways.
"4 WHO WERE PRESENT.
The organization was effected by the elec?
tion o? ex-Governor J. D. Cox, of Ohio, as J
chairman; William Cullen Bryant and General
John A. Dix as vice-presidents, and Henry D.
Lloyd as secretary. The sessions were held in
tho dining-room, facing on Twenty-fourth
street. The room was not crowded, less than
one hundred persons being in attendance.
Among those present were the f lowing :
Alabama-John Forsyth, of tho Mobile Reg?
Arkansas-Senator B. F. Bice.
Connecticut-Governor English, Lafayette I
S. Foster, David Clarke, David A. Wells, Mr.
Messenden and J. H. Bromley.
Georgia-General B. H. Hill and Judge H.
Illinois-Senator Trumbull and Horace
Iowa-General Fitz Hoary Warren and J. B.
Kentucky-Henry Watterson, o? the Louis-1
Louisiana-J. C. Bnckman and Thomas H.
Missouri-Carl Sohurz, Colonel Grosvenor,
State Treasurer Hay and Charles Daenzler, of I
the St. Louis Volksblatt,
New Jersey-Senator Stockton, ex-Govern?
or Theodore F. Randolph, State Senat or Lit tie,
Judge Dutcher. - McKean, Edgar Ran?
dolph, S. C. Forker, R. F. Stevens and Judge
New York-W. C Brvant, Oswald Ottendor?
fer, Parke Uoedwln, Charlton J. Lewis. J. S.?
Moore, General John A. Dix, Henry D. Lord.
Theodore Bacon, of Rochester, Robert B. Min?
ium, Manion Sands, Charles H. Marshall,
Henry Sherwood, L. L. Godkin, Royal Phelps,
Simon Stern, Isaac Butta, J. K. Flanders and
North Carolina-Daniel R. Goodloe and Gov?
Ohio-Ex-Governor J. D. Cox, Judge Stat
lo, JVC. Brinkerhoff, Judge M. W. Oliver and
Emellus Rotho, of the Cincinnati Volksfreund.
Pennsylvania-Judge Lowery and General
Rhode Island-Julius Dexter.
South Carolina-C. F. Blake and Arthnr W.
Tenneesee-Senator Fowler and E. C. Car-1
Virginia-Governor Gilbert C. Walker, A.
H. H. Stuart, Bradley Johnson and J. B. Bald?
The States of California, Delaware and Ore- j
goo were not represented. Those of Florida,
Maryland, Mississippi, Minnesota, New Hamp?
shire, Texas, Vermont and West Virginia,
were represented, but their representatives
(ailed to register t hemselves. Invitations had
been sent in some instances to parties in
these States, but they had designated proxies
in this city to represent tbem, and these prox?
ies were refused admission.
Besides these were a considerable number
from New York and other adjacent States,
whose names carry no particular significance,
but who constituted, as the debates went oe,
a marked and not nnlnfluen?al clique for the j
SENATOR TRUMBULL'S SPEECH.
After an Informal talk to no particular ques?
tion, and without definite purpose, Senator j
Trumbull delivered a carelul speech, advocat- '
lng the nominees of the Cincinnati Conven?
tion, endorsing Greeley and Brown, amid
enthusiastic applause. Mr. Trumbull's speech
was spoken of by those who heard lt as of sin?
gular loree, pungency > and compactness.
it took emphatic ground for a union on Gree
ley and Brown as the only possible means of
deleatlng General Grant, and accomplishing
the ends for which this conference was pro?
posed to be called, and reviewed at some
leagth the situation throughout the country,
as^showlng how any other nominations were
now an Impossibility. With sententious force
he summed up tbe situation thus : "To the
question which comes uppermost among us
there ls only one answer which occurs lo me |
as reasonable or possible. How are we to de?
feat Grant ? By supporting Greeley !"
CALL OF THE STATES AND THE RESPONSE.
Senator Schurz moved that the representa?
tives of the several Stales be heard lu alpha
betical order ot States, which being carried,
Alabama was called.
The Hon. John Forsyth, editor of the Mobile
Register, responded lu behalf of lils State. He |
spoke In favor ot the Liberal mo vernen t, which
found expression at Cincinnati, endorsed em?
phatically its ticket and platform, and pledged
Alabama for G ive ley and . Brown by a large
majority. Mr. Forsyth was not without some
bitterness In his forms of expression, and he
allowed lt to be clearly understood that Gree?
ley and Brown were neither bis first nor his
second choice; that he went for them not be?
cause he wanted them, but because lt was the
only resort left him.
Ex-Senator Rice lollowed as the representa?
tive of Arkansas speaking In the same vein as
Mr. Forsyth, endorsing tbe nominees at Cin?
cinnati, saying that Arkansas would vote tor
Greeley and Brown by a handsome majority.
Connecticut was represented by ex-Govern
er English, ex-Senator Lafayette S. Foster,
the Hon. David A. Wells and the Hon. David
Clark, the latter chairman of the Liberal Re?
publican State committee. Messrs. English
.and Foster spoke in the same vein, advocating
toe principles enunciated at-Cincinnatl, en?
dorsing ila nominees, and prophesying the
easy success of the ticket in their State. The
Hon. David A. Wells, In a brief and guarded
speech, said that he was determined under
amy circumstances not to support Grant, and
whether he supported Mr. Greeley or not de?
pended very materially as to whether, in his
opinion, Mr. Greeley was the most favorable
candidate presented. Mr. Clark, on the con?
trary, spoke enthusiastically In favor of Gree?
ley and Brown, and the principles promulgate I
ed at Cincinnati, which they represent, and
promised that Connecticut would be carried
easily by at least from seven thousand to ten
The Hon. H. W. Hilliard spoke for Georgia,
representing the feellBg of the people of bis
Stale as very strongly in favor ot tho Cincin?
nati ticket. He made an eloquent appeal in
iavor of the endorsement of Greeley and
Brown as the only hope ol the country and re?
form In the administration of the government.
Georgia, hi said, was sure to give the ticket
an immense majority.
Horace White, of the Chicago Tribune, spoke
in glowing terms of the prospects of ibe Libe?
ral ticket in Illinois. It was not only sure ol
the Democratic vote, but was drawing very
largely from the Republican party, and all the
Indications were In Its fat or.
General Fitz Henry Warren then took the
floor in behalf of Iowa. In an earnest and
forcible manner he urged union on Greeley
and Brown as the most effective means of de?
feating Grant, and expressed confidence that
Iowa could be carried for Greeley and Brown,
as opposed against Grant.
Kentucky was next called, Mr. Henry Wat?
terson, editor of the Louisville Courier-Jour?
nal, being the speaker. He said thal he spoke
in behalt of the South, and, in an earnest and
hearty appeal, Implored a union bu Greeley
and Brown as the only means for the emanci?
pation of the South. He represented Ken?
tucky to be almost a unit in iavor of the nomi?
nees of the Cincinnati Convention. Mr. Watter
4son also stoke for Tennessee In the same vein.
Mr. Edward Atkinson appeared as the c
plon-ln-chlef of Massachusetts. He wa
posed to Grant, condemned his policy ol
eminent; yet, as strongly as he opposed G
he considered him Infinitely preferab
The Hen. G. P. Pillsbury, of Maine, spo
behalf of his State. He made an eames
thusla8tlc appeal for union on the Clncl
ticket and platform, guaranteeing that
such a union Maine could be carried for <
ley and Brown.
Colonel Wm. M. Grosvenor answerc<
Missouri, speaking in the most eulog
terms of the Cincinnati Convention, Its
form and its ticket, and recommending
the conference should indorse Greeley
Brown. He said that, with the exceptio,
the gentleman from Cincinnati and Ji
Brinkerhoff, he did not know a solitary I
trader in the West who was not entlrel
sympathy with the Liberal movement, at
favor of Greeley and Brown. They do
look upon Mr. Greeley In thia canvas as a
tectlonist. that question being left to the (
greBslocal districts, and he having pier.
him8eli to carry out the will of the peopl
the matter. They desire to secure much n
ed reform, and to accomplish this at pre
they have but one hope, viz, the succ?s
Greeley and Brown. [Great applause.]
Mr. Daeozler, editor of a St. Louis Gert
paper, followed Colonel Grosvenor, tali
strong ground against the endorsement of
Judge David Naar, a Democratic edito
New Jersey, spoke lor his Slate. He said v
no ticket in the field but Grant and Gree
New Jersey would go lor Grant.
The Hon. Wm. Dorsheimer, of Buffalo, i
that he had gone to Cincinnati, and was |
lectly satisfied with the result. He indoi
in the most emphatic manner the nomlm
considering that they were the only candid)
under which we could expect reform i
purification ot government.
SENATOR SCHDRZ'B SPEECH.
The last speaker was Senator Schurz, v
began his address about a quarter-past elev
and spoke for nearly two hours. lu beg
nlng he said that, If anything like the ea
estness and eloquence and energy which 1
been sbown by Mr. Bryant in his remarks 1
been inanllested by him at Cincinnati,
would have done great good; if anything il
the energy shown by other gentlemen at t
meeting, or In getting lt up, had been sho<
at Cincinnati, the result would have be
very different; if half the people who w?
vice-presidents at the Steinway Hall meeti
had been present at Cincinnati they wot
not have had cause to meet here. It wa;
very essential thing lu pollilcs not only lo s
the right thing, but to say It at the right tim
and the time was passed for any new tatt
anees. It was too late ! Men must have t
come convinced by the consultations here,
not before, that lt was no longer possible
present any ticket with a chance of benth
Grant except the Greeley ticket.
He then went on to present the great co
sideratlons which moved him, with a sense
duty, to support the Cincinnati ticket. If 1
were to consult merely hin personal feeling
which be shared lu common with others wi
had expressed them lhere-if he felt at liber
to do that, it might be different. But he U
that great public considerations Imposed
duty upon him and upon others which th
could not neglect or disregard. There hi
been manifested throughout the South a di
position toward a thorough and sincere at
permanent reconciliation of feeling tbrout
the success of this movement. The hand
friendship and cordiality was outstretched t
the men who had been fighting against us d
ring the war. They were prompted to Ibis t
the feeling that the Liberal Republican mov
ment was for the enlrancbisement of the
people and their relief from an oppression r
longer endurable. Any movement lookln
directly or Indirectly to the reelection i
Grant-to the continuance of that oppression
would be to strike back and repel with Insu
those outstretched hands. He, for one, und<
no circumstances and for BO considerate
could take any step looklog directly or iud
rectly to the continuance of this udmlnlsin
lion aud the repelling of this tendency n
ward reconciliation between North and Soutl
He spoke next of the Intensity of parly dei
potlsm, which those only could understan
who had been compelled to confront lt In th
Senate and In the House, appealing in vain t
men who were known to believe in certain rt
lornas, but who did not dare to act upon thel
couvictlou8, because ot that party despotlsn
a despotism which controlled committee!
which suppressed minority action?, whic
whitewashed the most gross and offensive mb
deeds, that he could not conceive that any rc
form could possibly be aided er harbored s
long as that despotism remained nnbrokei
that the first necessity with the country was l
break that at once-the first step toward th
accomplishment ot any reform whatever; tho
it would become immeasurably stronger I
sustained and Indorsed by the people, as I
would be on the re-election of Presiden
Grant and the existing power; thal this agaii
seemed :o him to Impose upon every sincer
relormer a duty not. to be avoided, not io b
neglected, and that under any circumstance
he could not, directly or Indirect))', conirlbuti
to the re election of the present administra
tlon, and to the continuance and strengthen
lng of that party despotism which ii was tbi
first necessity to break up.
Some had advocated the nomination ol t
more Conservative ticket. He had a strong
leaning to the direction of such movement
but felt that at this time, with such public In
tere st at stake, men must seek, not persona
Ideas, but practical good, and the nearesi
practical good they could accomplish.
General Schurz then argued at conslderablt
length the utter impossibility of presenting i
new ticket with the least hope of success; lha
even this meeting, lt was plain, would by I
considerable majority declare against putting
up a new ticket; that there was JO possibility
that any such ticket, even lt put up anani
mously by the meeting, could bf adopted a
Ballimore. If Borne movement of this kiuc
hud been made Immediately after me Cincin
natl nominations it might hav.. had some
weight; but lt was ot no use to try to sill
molten iron alter lt got cold. He Bald thai
even two weeks ago he believed that he had
deceived himself even Jn supposing that any
such movement was possible, but that it wat
very plain that lt was not possible now.
He concluded by Baying that, since lhere
would be no united action at the meeting, and
that a large majority of those present were
not disDOsed to take any action looking to?
ward a new ticket, be would suggest that the
conference should now adjourn sine die.
Mr. Cox made a lew remarks, saying that as
those who were present would undoubtedly
be likely to act together lo future relations
either this campaign or possibly during it, he
earnestly deprecated any such sharpness ol
criticism or harshness ol expression UB would
tend to embarrass that heany und harmonlons
co-operation ol men who thought alike.
At the conclusion of Senator Schurz's
speech, Governor Randolph offered the follow?
ing resolution, which wa? adopted, and was
the only action had by the convention during
the whole session.
Resolved, That this conference do now ad?
journ sine die, without any further expression
of opinion beyond those had from the indi?
vidual members, and that the thanks of the
conference be given lo the president for his
Impartial conduct of its business.
The resolution was then adopted unani?
After the conference bad dispersed, Judge
Stallo, ot Ohio, called a meeting for to-day of
those who were dissatisfied with the result of
OPINIONS OF SOUTHERN AND WESTERN DELE?
Gov. C. C. Walker, of Virginia, In conversa?
tion, expressed himself very earnestly In sup?
port of toe Cincinnati nominations. Virginia,
he claimed, originated the Liberal movement
In 1869, and be bad been Identified with the
cause ever since. Mr. Greeley had lrom the
first given a cordial and steadfast support to
the movement, and had thereby won tue es?
teem of all the friends ot reform. The .inti?
ment of the masses of the people lu Virginia
and in other Southern States with which he
was familiar, was overwhelmingly In favor ot
Governor Walker said thal if it was designed
to have an antl-Greeley conference, he was at
a loss to account lor his being invited. He
Lad attended for the purpose or using lils
best efforts to secure au endorsement of thu
Cincinnati nominations. The gentlemen from
other Southern States with whom he had coo
versed coincided in his opinions. In fact the
masses of the people had taken the matter in
their own hands, and Insisted on having Mr.
Greeley as a candidate. It was a movement
rather of the people than the politicians, and
the few Bourbon leaders here and there who
endeavored to make opposition were over?
whelmed by the popular tide. Governor
Walker had with him a letter from Governor
Yance, ot North Carolina, coinciding entirely
with his own views.
Georgia was represented in the conference
by the Bon. Benjamin H. Hill and the Hon.
H. W. Hilliard, both of whom were strongly in
favor of endorsing Greeley and Brown. In
conversation with a Tribune reporter alter the
conference, Mr. Hill said the vot?is of Georgia
! would give Greeley fifty thousand majority.
He himself spoke at a mass meeting at Atlanta
last week in favor of the Cincinnati nominees,
in opposition to Bobert Toomba and Alexander
H. Stephens, who on the precedlng*nlght bad
Bpoken against the Liberal movement, and in
favor of a straight-out Democratic nomination
at Ballimore. They had, In fact, refused to
support Mr. Greeley, even In case of his nomi?
nation at Baltimore. Mr. Hill said lhere were
some who thought the opposition of these gen?
tlemen was an assistance to the Liberal cause,
as they were types of the Impractical Bourbon
element of the Democratic party, and bad
nearly lost their influence over the masses.
There could be no doubt that the people of
Georgia are earnestly In favor of Mr. Greeley,
and the State ls very strongly for him.
The Georgia State Democratic Convention
will meet on Wednesday next, and Mr. Hill
says will send to Baltimore a unanimous dele?
gation for Greeley. One reason why the peo?
ple of the South are desirous to have the Cin?
cinnati nominees endorsed at Baltimore ls be?
cause lt ls the first chance they have had to
show the North that they are sincere In their
protestations ot a desire lor peace, and are
willing to accept the results ot the war, and
the constitutional amendments. Mr. Greeley
ls identified with all these measures, and at
the same lime ls, on account ol his action
since the war, more acceptable to the South
lhan almost any other candidate who could
be nominated. Mr. Hill thought that a large
portion ol'the negro vote would be given to
Mr. Greeley, as many of ibem were employed
bv their former masters, toward whom they
tilt very kindly, and by whose opinions they
will be guided. Mr. Hill thought ine Greeley
and Brown ticket, would secure the votes of
nearly every Soulhern Stale except SOU?J
Mr. Rothe, editor of the cmoiunatl Volks
freund, represented tho ?ntl-Greeley element
from his section ol the country. He express?
ed himself during the afternoon session as
confident that the conference would under no
circumstances endorse Mr. Greeley. They
would separate without action first. He
thought Senator Schurz was in an extremely
unfortunate position, and ought not lo have
attended the conference. It would have been
better lor him to have accompanied his lamlly
to Europe. Mr. Rothe thought the senator
wouid feel oblige. 1 to give in his adherence to
Mr. Greeley, and would thereby alienate lrom
him his truest und best friends, ihe German
element of the country.
With the exception of the ultra Free-Trade
representatives from New York City, Cincin?
nati, and a few other places, the representa?
tives seemed a unit In support ot the Liberal
ticket, rms was made evident by the speeches
of Governor Pillsbury, ot Mulue, ex-Senator
Foster, ol Connecticut, Senator Rice, of Ar?
kansas, John Forsyth, ol Alabama, ex-Senator
Hilliard, of Georgia, Senators Schurz and
Trumbull, Governor Walker, the Hon. J. B.
Baldwin, of Virginia, and many others. The
delegates from Virginia consisted of Governor
Gilberte. Walker, General Bradley T. John?
son, Colonel J. B. Baldwin, M. C., and ex-Sec?
retary A. H. H. Stuart, all ot whom were
united and earnest In their support of the
Liberal movement. The gentlemen expressed
themselves as desirous ol having Virginia
take the lead ot the Southern States in this
effort for relorm, which they were confident
would prove successful.
The Ramp Conference-A new Ticket
In the Field.
NEW YORK, June 21.
The convention called by Judge Stallo, at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, met at three o'clock
this afternoon. No reporters were admitted.
It has been learned, however, that ex-Gov?
ernor Cox made a speech endeavoring to har?
monize on Greeley. Mr. Edward Atkinson
urged, lu a speech, the nomination of Charles
Francis Adams, aa tbe means to unite the re?
formers against Graut. Among those present
were the lollowlng gentlemen : Colonel Gros?
venor, T. T. Gault, Carl Daenzler, Parke Good?
win and W. C. Bryant. The question was de?
bated, "Shall we nominate u ticket V Alter
a long discussion lt was decided In the affirma?
tive, when Mr. Cox publicly withdrew from
the deliberations. The platform denounces
Greeley and Cincinnati, and pledges Free
Traders to the support ot iheir own policy un?
der ail circumstances. The conference, afer a
session of three hours, nominated Wm. S.
Groesbeck, of Ohio, for President, and Frede?
rick Law Olmsted, of New York, vice-Presi?
A Bourbon Conference at Long Branch
Nothing In lt.
LONG BRANCH, June 20.
About thirty gentlemen, representing them?
selves us Democrats, met here to-day at noon,
ut the Metropolitan Hotel.
The meeting was called lor the purpose of
placing a strict out and-out Democrat on Hie
Baltimore ticket, repudiating any endorsement
of Horace Greeley by tho Baltimore Conven?
tion, and In the event of the endorsement ol'
Horace Greeley at Ballimore, this committee
will call a meeting of Democrats for the pur?
pose of holding a national convention lu the
West and nominating a Democratic ticket.
The meeting te also reported to be In favor and
working lu the interest of Charles Francis
Adam?. The Hon. S. S. Cox, who is stopping
here, ls regaining his health and ai reo gt ti.
He says he knows nothing of the meeting of
Alabama Opposes Democratic Nomina?
MONTUOMERT, June 21.
The Alabama Democratic convention ad?
journed. It declined to elect electors, leav?
ing it to Congressional Districts after the Balti?
more Convention. The following resolution
was adopted by a large majoriu :
Resolved, That In ihe opinion of this con?
vention, nader existing circumstances, the
National Democratic Convention ought not to
make nominations in opposition to the nomi?
nation recently made ai Cincinnati, but these
resolutions are not Intended to Instruct the
delegates to be sent lo Ballimore. Delegates
were elected to Ballimore. Alpbeus Baker
and J. J. Jolley were nominated fur Congress
A Blast from Butler-He Insists that lite
Dc moe ral s Can't Support Ci ree ley-And
Pitches Into Civil Service Reform.
BOSTON, June 23.
The Grant Campaign Club held a raiitlcatlon
meeting yesterday, Alexander Rice presiding,
Judge Hoar lauded thc CL tdldates fur the well
earned dlstluctlon In the 1 ?nee of war and poli?
tics. In lils allusion to Sumner the audience
was disposed to hiss, but was checked by the
speaker. His expression waa only one of
regret at the course his Iriend had taken, and
of the hope that be would realize lila lai-e
position. General Buller followed, and said
the only constitutional campaign began on
the 19th of April, 18G1. The old Democratic
party was doue gone dead. Greeley's success
depended upon ihe nomination at Baltimore,
which be would not obtain. Angel Gabriel
could not be elected on such a ticket. The
Republican patty was united, unbroken, hon?
est. The Southern Democrats were not pre?
pared to support such a leader as waa present?
ed at Cincinnati. Sumner's speech so disgust?
ed the people they insisted upon nominating
his colleague for vice-President. The Repub?
lican party deserved to die If IL could not beat
the parry (hat ..ad experienced two defeats.
He believed in victory, but be considered civil
service reform a humbug. He believed In
turning offices Inside out every four years,
and didn't favor an aristocracy of office-hold?
ers. The Republican party, which had worked
Itself up honestly lrom small beginnings, was
not to be killed by the nomination ot the
meanest elements of a defunct party with lew
TUE TROTTING t?RF.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 23.
The trotting match between the stallions
Ajax and Alexander, for $20,000 a side, look
piuue ut Oakland to-day.. Ajax wou In three
Straight heals. The best lime made was 2.29.
CAN IT BE ?-It is said that the notorious Dr.
Cummings of Spartanburg, has been elected
a professor iu the Stale University.
SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.
THE WHOLE NATIOS ABLAZE WITH
ENTHUSIASM FOB GREELEY.
The Democratic Opposition Surrender.
lng-Dlr. Greeley's po In ga - Prepara?
tions for Another Orange Itiot-The
Boston Jubilee-Envy of (he Lone
some New Yorkers. ?
(FROM OUR OWN C0BM8PONDBNT.1
NKJV YORK, June 19.
The action of each Democratic State con?
vention as it meets is convincing those most
unwilling to believe that the Baltimore Con?
vention will ratify the nomination ol Greeley
and Brown. In the face of what seems to be
the prevailing sentiment.ol the Democratic
parly, the Democratic papera which have In?
sisted upon a straight ticket at Baltimore, or
another Liberal Republican candidate than
I Hr. Greeley, find lt difficult to hold out. In?
deed, the World, which has undoubtedly been
the most powerful rallying point ol the antl
Greeley Democratic sentiment, shows signs of
weakening. Whether It: will submit to the
decision of the parly In convention assembled
(which it.has never said it would not do) or
throw off its allegiance and proclaim itself to
be an independent newspaper, remains to be
Mr. Greeley continues to pass the time o?
his enforced abstinence from editorial labor in
doing nothing in particular. He sp ?nds a day
or two at Chappaqua, chopping wood or look?
ing over the tarm, and then comes down to
town and visits his friends, spending a night
In Brooklyn with his crony, Storrs, and
another in mis city with Oliver Johnson's
family. Occasionally In the mornings he drops
Into the Liberal Republican headquarters at
the Astor House and receives the congratu la
lions of lils admirers, whs flock from all paris
of the Union, and particularly lrom Die South.
This ls rather a bore; however, he never stays
He is president of several societies, for In?
stance the Liberal Club (philosophical, not
political,) and the Rural Club. When the
weekly meetings take place he ls usually on
hand to preside. On Sundays, If he ls In the
city, he goes to his own church, Dr. Cbapln's,
First Unlversalisi, to worship. His wife and
one of his daughters returned from Europe
last week. Mrs. Greeley's health ls bad, and
ber condition mara the serenity which his im?
proving political prospects ought to bring to
the kind heart or, her husband. It ls one of
the misfortunes attached to greatness that
domeslic affairs ol conspicuous men become
public properly. We know as much about
the home Hie of Washington, the Napoleons,
Lincoln and Grant as we do ofthat of one of
our most Intimate Irlends. Mr. Greeley's ex
perlence Is no exception to the rule. I would
be betraying no secret, therefore, if I should
liken his pilgrimage through this vale ol
tears with that of an earlier philosopher, So?
crates. It is justice to Mr. Greeley to say tbat,
like the illustrious Socrates, he Is one of the
most gentle and devoted of husbands.
Small boys exploding Chinese fire-crackers
in the streets warn us of the approach of .he
national anniversary, when all ihe country
will come to town and all the town gladly es?
cape into the country. The usual torrid heat
and military display may be expected'; but the
great Fisk, who was about all that made last
Fourth of July endurable to tho Broadway
crowds, will be missing.
The trial of the assassin Stokes begins to?
day. By the fourth he ought to be well con?
victed. Of course he will never be hanged.
Catch Judges, Juries or governors permitting
anybody but poor devils without friends to be
Preparations lor anolher ominous event are
going on. The Orangemen are determined to
parade again on their anniversary, the 12th of
July. A year ago one hundred lives were lost
In consequence of their persistence. But ihey
say their society will parade In Boslon, Phila?
delphia, Cincinnati, Norfolk and other cities,
and why should lt not do so in New York ?
Fortunately for the cause of security and good
order, the legislature at Its last Bession Invest?
ed the police board with the right lo forbid
public demonstrations which threatened dis?
turbances ot the peace. If In their Judgment
the Orange parade will have the tendency to
produce disorders, they are at liberty to pre?
vent lt. AB they did not interfere with the
Rlbbonmen on St. Patrick's Day, however, the
Orangemen complain that the board will
show partiality lt they are forbidden to parado.
They declare their intention of playing their
party airs and flaunting their parly colors.
The tremendous hubbub at the Hub almost
finds an echo here. It is Impossible to read the
fervid accounts of the scenes lu the Jubilee
building, without leering something of the
thrill which goes through the listening Bos?
tonians, and drives them screeching and rav?
ing wild. Thousands of New Yorkers have
gone on to Bee the great sight and hear the
mighty noise, and all Ihe leading newspapers
ol this city have reporters there who telegraph
columns ol descriptions, criticism and bosh
every nlghl. The editorial comments of the
same papers are hardly fair. They display lust
enough feeling lo show that Jealousy ls not
altogether foreign to Ihe Uothamlte breast,
l can Imagine that If the Coliseum were stand?
ing In Central Park, and the steeples of New
York were responding to the electric touch of
the stupendous Gilmore, our Journalists would
find In the affair vast aesthetic consequences.
Undoubtedly lt ls absurd to expecl that the
coming together of so many musical elements,
without previous severe training and practice
In combination, could produce a perfect musi?
cal success. But the affair has Its value. It
will glv9 a prodigious Impetus to the study of
the art In this country. A circumstance
proveB this: When Gilmore got up his first
Jubilee, three years ago, his chorus consisted
of church choirs and impromptu village musi?
cal societies. Tnere are nearly five hundred
fine choral associations in the present chorus,
all of which have been formed In New Eng?
land Blnce the first jubilee. Of course Gilmore
intends lo keep up this thing as long as lt.
pays, and will try something bigger still next
time-perhaps the Importal lon even of Verdi,
Wagner and Gonoud to lead their own operas.
The foreign military bands do not strike the
New York critics with amazement. Wheeler,
of ihe World, thinks the British Grenadiers is
inferior to Jim Fisk's Ninth Regiment Band.
THE NEW ROCKBRIDGE ALDM SPRINGS.
This new watering place, in Rockbridge Coun?
ty, Va., will be open for visitors on the first
day of July, under the auspices of ajolnt stock
company, chartered for the purpose. An ele?
gant hotel has been erected in ihe latest style,
and the first-class accommodations, together
with the famous alum and chalybeate waters,
make tbese springs a desirable resort for in?
valids and tourists. The springs are eight
miles from the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad,
and a line of coaches connect with ihe traine
twice a day.
s VA. LL)?I) TO DEATH.'
A Terrible Hu il road Accident-Tbe
Passengera Bolled In tbe Escaping
Steam-Sixty Persons Dead or Dying.
BELLEVILLE, June 22.
A ghastly accident occurred to-day on the
Grand Trunk Ballway. The train from Toron?
to to Montreal Jumped the track eleven miles
from this place, leaving the baggage car on
the rails, but smashing the smoking and sec?
ond-class passenger cars, which ran into each
other, and were thrown on top of the engine,
exposing the passengers to the scalding steam
escaping lrom the boiler.
An eye-witness says that immediately after
the accident he went to the second-olass car.
It and the smoking-car were telescoped, and
piled on the locomotive, the steam from
which issuing from the cars was so dense that
he could see nothing. One after another ot
the scalded victims were crowding out of the
opening. Crowbars was immediately put into
reqisltlon by passengers from the 'first-class
cars, all of whom escaped injury, and openings
were made. Many were found entangled, and
were extricated with the utmost difficulty,
Umbers having to be broken. Five persons
were lound dead, and were carried to the
roadside, where the wounded lay for nearly
three hours lo the most tearful agony. The
sight waa one to baffle description. The ter?
rible cries of the sufferers rent the ears o? the
lookers on, who made every pteslble effort lo
grant their request for water.
The two first-class and the Pullman car
were comparatively uninjured, and the pas?
sengers were transhipped and went East this
forenoon. Sixty-five men and women were
fearlully scalded and otherwise injured, six ot
whom died on the spot. Four more have died,
and others are dying every hour. Not more
than one-third ol the Injured will live. The
wounded and dying are lylug stretched on
mattresses on the floor of tbe ireight shed, BO
much disfigured os to oe unrecognizable.
THE O ROWING CROPS.
The Republican says I hat St.' Helena planters
report the corn and coll?n In that neighbor?
hood as looking better this year than at any
previous season since the war.
The Democrat says: "Last Saturday thia
section was visited by a copious rain, the first
that thoroughly saturated the earth since ihe
early spring. The crops are now in fine
Good rains have lallen recently In every
portion of the county from which we have
A destructive hail storm visited the neigh?
borhood ot Cureton's store last Saturday,
doing considerable damage to the crops of
Mr. A. W. Heath and others.
The Times says: ".-loee our last Issue we
have had but one moderate rain, and the con?
sequence ls that Ihe gardens and upland crops
are being burnt up. Each atternoon distant
thunder and heavy black clouds give hope
that the heavens will open and bless the land
with refreshing rains, and tantalizing us for a
while, pass off. 'Ino caterpillars are on all
the rivers and are continuing their ravages on
ihe rice fields, making it now absolutely cer?
tain that the rice crop must be a very short
The Clarendon Press says that "the recent
rain which bas fallen in many portions ol our
county, Including the vicinity ot the court?
house, begins to teil favorably upon crops of
ali kinds. Our planters are much encouraged
In consequence, and work will now be pushed
forward with renewed vigor. Cotton, though
generally small Is looking healthy, and being
heavily manured In the majority oteases with
compost and commercial fertilizers, must with
a coot I tl nance Ot farranWc seasons, nrndnee
CROPS IN TBE SOUTH.
The Cotton Prospect In Mississippi.
A correspondent ol the New York Bulletin,
writing from Canlou, says: "We notice, from
lime to time, in your paper foresbadowlngs of
an Immense crop-some talk about five million
bales, Ac-but we think lt Batest, In our hum?
ble predictions, to avoid either extreme, and
while-we now positively assert, on close and
extensive observations, thai the minimum can?
not be less than three million bales, under aay
circumstances whatever, we, on the other
hand, cannot see where more than four mil?
lions, under Ihe most favorable auspices,
are to come lrom. There ls this season
noticeable a slight Increase in area, but as far
as labor and fertilizers are concerned, there
is no Increase, In Ihe aggregate, over last sea?
son; and while a large amount ot cotton was
held back by planters In the Interior In the
season ol 1870-71, which was poured loto the
present cotton year, we will find Ihe gin
houses and storehouses of the Som h entirely
bare and cleanly swept of everything on Sep?
tember, 1st, 1872; so the new colton year will
have to stand entirely on Its own merits, and
that thus far consists principally of magnifi?
cent and most propitious weather through the
monlh of May and first half ol June, the very
opposite of ihe two corresponding months
last season, which fort?nale and favorable
circumstances was In part, at least, neu?
tralized by the previous backward and
dreary weather at the first setting In of the
new crop year. But what we tear ls heavy
rains this tall, the-sure successors of a pro?
tracted drought, and ihese will of course seri?
ously interfere willi the picking process, and
thus lessen and Impair ihe grand total result
so confidently expected. Further, we must
not forget that this ia the campaign year, and
many a fine fall day that ought to be energeti?
cally spent In the whitened cotton fields, to
save the lint from destructive storms, will be
fooled away by the thoughtless darkoys by
marching In tumultuous processions around
the city squares to the tune of 'John Brown.'
So taking one thing with another, we are
looking for a fair average crop and uo more.'
The Outlook In Louisiana. *
The New Orleans Price Current says: "The
weather has continued fine with occasional
showers, and been highly favorable to the
planting Interests. In fact, ut no lime has
the cotton prospect been more cheering. The
first planting In particular is luxuriant and
thrifty, and the second planting looks better
than was expected a short lime since."
THE TREATY OF WASHINGTON.
An Bud to the Diplomatic Dispute,
WASHINGTON, June 23.
The deparlment of State has fui ni shed tor pub
licatlon the correspondence In relation to the
Treaty ot Washington, but as the amended
article has been rendered of no effect by the
recent decision of the general tribunal ruling
out tho claims for indirect damages, the doc?
uments now possess no particulars of inter?
est, except as a record ot diplomatic proceed?
ings showing the anxiety ol each government
to preserve ils own stat us In the premises. It
may be said, however, concerning the article
as amended by the Senate, Ibat the British
Government could not Charly understand lt.
lu their opinion lt was vague, and, if lt should
be negotiated In that form a treaty would
have to be made herealter to determine what
it meant. Our government was noe disposed
to alter the amended article, considering
that Great Britain hesitated at mere
phraseology, aud that ber objection was more
technical than real. During the correspon?
dence, Secretary Fish said Great Britain acted
as if her declaration were to rule the proceed?
ings. Our government did not object to Great
Britain moving au adjournment of the Geneva
tribunal, but insists that she first put In her
case as demanded by the treaty. Tue corres?
pondence ls elaborate on this point, and has
been brought to a close by the decision of ihe
tribunal ruling out the claims for indirect
damages. The object of Great Briialn in de?
siring an adjournment was, in the recess, io
further negotiate about the aforesaid article.
The correspondence ends in a genial way; Mr.
Fish expressing the hope, on Ute 14th instant,
that Great Britain will now proceed with the
i business in accordance with the spirit of the
THE CANADA KIDNAPPERS.
A BREST OF ONE OF THE ABDUCTOR'S.
The United States Preparing to Return
Dr. Brutton to British Soli.
A dispatch from London, Ontario, dated
June 15th, says:
' The excitement caused here by the abduc?
tion of the unfortunate Dr. Bratton has been
rather increased than diminished by the com?
mittal for trial thia morning of J. B. Cornwall,
one o? the abductors. The investigation
which brought about this result was begun
Thursday morning. The first witness examin?
ed was 0. Manigault, who testified that he
formerly lived lu South Carolina and knew
Dr. Bratten there, both as a surgeon In the
Confederate army and, after the war, as a
physician In private practice. On the 2 kt ul?
timo Dr. Bratton came to the witness' house In
London and requested the witness to find
him lodgings, which he engaged under the
name ol James Simpson. He did not be?
lieve Dr. Brattou to be guilty o? any of the
crimes with which he was charged. It was a
common practice with Southerners flying to
escape military arrests to assume false names.
He had last Been Dr. Bratton on the 2d of June.
The violent means wan which the abduction
was effected were shown In th? testimony of
the cabdriver, whose vehicle was used in car?
rying it out. He testified to Cornwall's em?
ploying him on the afternoon of the 4th in?
stant, Cornwall told bim to drive to a rather
deserted part of the town, where he met a
man whose description answers to that of a
party calling himself Hunter, who has been
staying at the Tecumseh House. The two
held a consultation, and Hunter departed.
Soon after another man appeared, whom
Cornwall assaulted, knocked down, hand?
cuffed, and forced into the carriage. During
the struggle the man called upon the cabman
to help bim. but he refused, and in obedience.
to Cornwall'* order drove to the station.
Cornwall ordered bim to drive across and as
near to the track as possible; which he did.
Cornwall with.his prisoner got into a Pullman
car on the 6.30 train west to Detroit. He saw
Cornwall the next day coming from the
station. A little girl who witnessed the cap
lure gave sufficient testimony to show that
Cornwall used chloroform to quiet the strug?
gles of the unfortunate maa, and an Innkeeper
near Ihe railroad track remarked upon his
stupid vacant look when at the station.
Charles Hutchinson, a clerk of the place, an
employee of Cornwall, testified that Cornwall
haQ acknowledged to him his connection with
the abductlon-of Dr. Bratton. Cornwall Bald
he had arrested Bratten at the request ot a
United States detective, named Hester or Hun?
ter, who had a warrant issued by the commis?
sioner under the extradition treaty at Wind?
sor, for the arrest ot a man named Avery, who
was charged with murder in the States. Corn?
wall also said that alter making the arrest he
found be was the wrong man, but that Hester
took bim In oharge when they arrived at De?
troit, Witness stated that he had seen Hester's
extradition papers. Besides the Indictments
against Avery and others for murder and ac?
companying affidavits, there was an authority
purporting to be signed by the President of the
United States empowering to receive the per?
sons named lu the Indictments when arrested.
Witness, however, did not think there waa any
authority In the hands of Hester to take
Avery or any other man out o? Canada.
There was other testimony relevant to the
movements of this Hunter or Heater at tho
time Cornwall was chloroforming poor Dr.
Bratton, but lt throws but little light on the
affair. Cornwall pleaded "not gullly." He
will be tried at the next court of competent
Jurisdiction, and the witnesses have been
lound over to appear.
A Washington telegram to the New York
The department of justice has for some days
past been engaged In finding the whereabouts
of the person allegedlo have been abducted
from Canada In violation of the Extradition
Treaty, and yesterday received Information
. that hiiwitpln ""?""?^F *>rthajrjniissl Rtates
[-waTshalof North Carolina. It now appears
that Detective Hester had an extradition war?
rant for a man named Avery, charged with
violation of the Ku-Klux act, but that the
Canadian officials delivered np Bratton, who
ls also charged with having committed mur?
der In that State. Our government will send
him back to Canada without delay and Indem?
nify him for the false arrest.
THE INTERNAL REVENUE TAXES.
Schedule of Articles and Occupations
Subject to Tax.
The following schedule of articles and occu?
pations subject to tax under the internal reve?
nue laws as amended by the act of June
6th, 1872, has just been prepared In ihe treas?
ury department :
No. l. Spirits distilled from apples, peaches
or grapes, per gallon, 70 cents.
No. 2. Spirits distilled from material otter
than apples, peaches or grapes, per gallon,. 70
No. 3. Rectifiers, (special tax,) $200.
No. 4. Wines, liquors, or compounds known
or denominated as wine, and made In Imita?
tion of sparkling wine or champagne, but not
made.from grapes grown In the United States,
and liquors, not made from grapes, currants,
rhubarb or berries grown In the United S .ates,
but produced by being rectified or mixed with
distilled spirits, or by the Infusion of any mat?
ter In spirits to be sold as wine, or as a substi?
tute for wine in bottles containing not more
than one pint, per boule or package, 10 cents.
No. 6. Same, lu bottles containing more than
one pint, and not more than one quart, per
bot tle or package, 20 cents.
No. 6. And at the same rate lor any larger
quantity ot such merchandise, however put
up. or whatever may be the package.
No. 7. Dealers, retail liquor, (special tax,)
No. 8. Dealers, wholesale liquor, (special
No. 9. Manufacturers of stills, (special tax,)
No. 10. Stills or worms manufactured, each
No. ll. Stamps for distilled spirits intended
for export, each 25 cents.
No. 12. Stamps, distillery warehouse, each
10 cents. ,
No. 13. Stamps for rectified spirits, each 10
No. 14. Stamps, wholesale liquor dealers,
each 10 cents.
No. 15. Cigars and cheroots |of all descrip?
tions, domestic or imported, per thousand, $5.
No. 16. Clgareltee, domestic or Imported,
weighing not over three pounds per thousand,
per M. $150.
No. 17. Cigarettes, domestic or Imported,
weighing over three pounds per thousand, per
No. 18. Manufacturers of cigars, (special
No. 19. Snuff of all descriptions, domestic or
Imported, and snuff flour sold or removed for
use, per pound, 32 cents.
No. 20. Tobacco, chewing and smoking, fine
cut, cavendish, plug or twist, cut or granula?
ted; of every description, tobacco twisted by
hand or reduced into a condition io be con?
sumed, or in any manner, other than the ordi?
nary mode of drying and curing, prepared for
sale and consumption, even lt prepaid With?
out the use of any machine or instrument, and
without being pressed or sweetened, and all
fine cut shorts and refuse scraps, clippings,
cuttings and sweeping of tobacco, per pouud,
20 cents. _. . ,
No. 21. stamps for tobacco or snuff Intended
for export, each 10 cents.
No. 22. Dealers in leaf tobacco, (special tax,)
No. 23. Retail dealers In leaf tobacco, annual
sales nol over $1000, (special tax, > $5.
No. 24. Retail dealers tn leal tobacco, annual
sales over $1000; for every $1000 over $1000, 5C
No. 25. Dealers ia manulactured tobacco,
(special tax,) $5.
No. 26. Manufacturers of tobacco, (special
No. 27. Pedlers of tobacco, when travelling
with two horses, mules or other animals, firs
clat-s, (special tax,) $50.
No. 28. Pedlers ut tobacco, when travelling
with two horses, mules, &c, second class
(special tax,) $25.
No. 29. Pedlers of tobacco, when travelllnf
with one horse, mule or other animals, thin
class, (special tax.) $15.
No. 30. Podien of tobacco, when travelling
on foot or by any public conveyance, fourta
clase, (special tax,) $10.
Any person who sells or offers to sell and
deliver manufactured tobacco, snuff or cigars,
travelling from place to place in town or
through the country, shall be regarded as a
pedler of tobacco.
No. 31. Fermented liquors, per barrel, $1. "
No. 32. Brewers, annual manufactures less
than 500 barrels, (special tax,) $60.
No. 33. Brewers, annual manufactures not
less than 500 barrels, (special tax,) $100. -
No. 34. Wholesale dealers In malt liquors,
No. 35. Retail dealers In malt liquors, $20.
BANES AND BANKERS.
No. 36. Bank deposits, per month, 1-34 of
one per cent.
No. 37. Bank deposits, saving, Ac, having
no capital stock, per six months, i of one per
No. 38. Bank capital, per month, 1-24 of OSS
No. 39. Bank circulation, per menth, 1-12 bf
one per cent.
No. 40. Bank circulation exceeding 90 per
cent, of capital, In addition, per month, 1-6 of
one per cent. ' ' ' '
No. 41. Banks, on amount of notes of any
person, State bank or State bank association,
used for circulation and paid ont, 10 per cent.
NOTE.-The tax on Income expires by limita?
tion with the assessment on incomes for the
calendar year 1871. The repeal of the tax On
gas takes effect August 1, 1872.
AJT INNOCENT XV-KZVX.
A Plaint from Albany Jail.
. .'?'W ijl;|> ?
Among the political prisoners in the Albany
Penitentiary, sentenced ander the Ea-KIax
law, Is a man by the name of Moore, and this
Is his history, as he gave it In brief, from his
sick bed, to the editor of the Utica Bee :
"Before the war I was a well-to-do planter
In Alabama. I owned many slaves, which con?
stituted my wealth. The events of the war
reduced me nearly to poverty. At its close I
I gathered together the lragments of mi ruined
estate, hired a few of my former slaves and
commenced life anew. All went well with me
until a month or six weeks ago, when I was
suspected of being a Ku-Klux, arrested by a
United States marshal, given a hasty trial,
found guilty, sentenced, and two weeba ago
was brought from Washington to this prison.
My term ls ten years."
The editor o? the Bee adds : "The man vow?
ed upon bis honor, and as he prayed that lt
might be his death-bed, that he was'as Inno?
cent of the crime charged against him as I was
myself. He knew nothing whatever'of the
Ku-Eiux. I asked him If be had a family.
The mention of family seemed to paralyze brm
with grief. He sobbed bitterly, and between
the tears I heard bim moan 'On ! my poor
little boy-my poor wife.' I hastened away,
but. under the pretence of filing bis kid with
waler, lo a half hour I returned. He was still
lying on his narrow bnnk, and, clasping a
Bible In his bands, seemed deeply Interested
In one of ihe plaintive Psalms ol David."
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, Jane 23.
Cloudy jveather, areas of rain and light to
fresh winds are probable for the Southern
States east of the Mississippi, and increasing
cloudiness, areas of rain and light to tresa
easterly to southerly winds fer the New Eng?
land and Middle States.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of tbe
Signal Service, U, S. A.-4.47 P. BL,
(Jin emin ti..
NOTE.-The weather report dated 7.47 o'clock
this morning, will be posted tn the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce at io o'clock. A. M., and
together with the weather chart, may (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be. examined by ship?
masters at any time during the day.
HASKELL.-Died on Saturday, June 16th. 1872,
after a brief Illness of a few hours, WILLIAM E,
UASEBXL, aged OS years, 9 months and io days.
"There ia everlasting peace,
RestMSbdurlng rest in Heaven I" KV
5l)irto anti ?nrnie\)inq ?oe?a.
ENGLISH AND BALBRIGGAN
GAUZE, MERINO, SILK AND THREAD
UNDERSHIRTS AND DRAWERS
WINDSOR SCARFS, BOWS A TIES.
COLLARS AND CUFFS,
IN GREAT VARIETY,
WITH THE LATEST PRODUCTIONS OF
AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES.
STAR SHIRT EMPORIUM,
OPPOSITE THR Af ARK BIT HALL,
The Undersigned are CASH BUYERS or
ROCK PHOSPHATE OF LIME
Of Good Quality, delivered in Liverpool.
Unexceptionable references given on prospect
of business. Apply to ssl ?
GEORGE HADFIELD A CO.,
MAN?BE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS,
Llghtbody Streit, Liverpool, England.