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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2025.
CHARLESTON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY iO, ?872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE PATRIOT COUNCIL.
FIRST DAT OE THE NATIONAL CON?
Scenes in Baltimore-The First Spark
Cheers for Greeley-A Heartfelt Greet?
lr.? to Sooth Carolina-Only Th li ty
Three Totes Expected Against Greeley
on the First Ballot-The Sage A arisca
aa Endorsement Instead of a Nomina?
tlon-The Convention Trill Vote and
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THU KXW8-]
BALTDIORK. Tuesday, July 9-10 P. M.
The first day of the Democratic National
Convention brought a busy scene to Baltimore.
From six in the morning the streets were
filled with masses of people, vibrating between
the hotels. At about eleven o'clock everybody
seemed to be moving towards Ford's Opera ?
Houee, where the convention ls held.
The convention seemed at first to be a tame
affair, as though the delegates had come to
perform a duty, the result of which admitted
?of no doubt. The first show of enthusiasm
occurred during August Belmont's speech, In
which he made a touching allusion to his
political services. This sent a tingle of sym?
pathetic approbation throughout the entire
assemblage, that found vent in several com?
plimentary phrases and tremendous applause.
When he mentioned Incidentally the name of
Greeley, the enthusiasm was unbounded. The
convention and the spectators rose to their
feet and applauded till the building shook.
This was the commencement of the enthusi?
asm, and at each successive mention of Gree?
ley's name the enthusiasm knew no bonnds.
Sooth Carolina was complimented as no
other State was complimented. It became
necessary to mention the name of each State
lour different times in calli o g the roll. Each
time that South Carolina was called the en?
thusiasm was o? that hearty sort that appeals
to the gratitude of your people, and, in no
uncertain sound, indicated a sincere desire to
show a disapproval of Grant's friends who
brought distress upon South Carolina, and the
hearty approbation with which the convention
regards your good people who are engaged In
the work of regeneration.
Everything goes on smoothly. The vote
will be taken and the convention adjourn
We figure op only thirty-three votes against
Greeley on the first ballot; twenty-two from
^Pennsylvania, five from Delaware and six
from New Jersey.
Whitelaw Reid, of the Tribune, arrived to?
day, bringing the advloe of Horace Greeley in
favor of an endorsement Instead of a direct
nomination, but he will sot accomplish his
Meeting of the Executive Committee
The Reaperman Pressed for Chair?
man- ScheU Still the Favorite-The
Straight-out Bolters' Fiasco.
[8PI6TAL TELIQRAJ? TO THU NB WS 1
BALTIMORE:, Tuesday, July 9-lO.sn P. H.
A meeting of the Democratic national ex?
ecutive committee was held at eight o'olock
to-night, bot, the attendance being thin, lt
adjourned until to-morrow, alter the adjourn?
ment of the convention.
The Western men are pressing Mr. McCor?
mick, of Chicago, of reaper fame, for chair
man;of ?be national committee, but the odds
seem to favor Augustus ScheU.
The Straight-out Bolters' Convention to day
was a very bad fizzle.
The committee on resolutions have had a
long debate, and still continue the discussion. J
They will probably adopt the Cincinnati plat
Jkform. _ _ PALMETTO.
TH? CONTENTION AT WORK.
Speeches of August Belmont and Jeffer?
son Randolph-??Dixie" by the Band
The Convention Takes a Recess.
[VBCH THU ASSOCIATED PUSS* ]
BALTIMORE, Joly 9r-Noon.
Last evening was devoted to meetings of
the respective delegations for organization
and speech-making nt several places in the
city. The principal hotels are literally packed,
and private houses are open to personal
friends. The situation at midnight was un?
changed. Evidently a large majority are In
favor ol a nomination, though the question
ls still much discussed. Mr. Sambale, of
Louisiana, with six friends, bolted from the
Bolter's preliminary meeting yesterday.
Louisiana, California, Minnesota, Nevada,
New Jersey and Oregon were not represent?
ed in the meeting of the national committee
yesterday. The Pennsylvania delegation have
compromised their dlflerences by the adop?
tion of the following resolution:
Resolved, Tnat the chairman be instructed
to cast the vote of this delegation for can?
didates for President and vice-President as
each delegate shall direct, and that he be
authorized, when two thirds ot the conven?
tion shall have voted for a candidate, in the
n&me o? the united delegation, to move to
make such nomination unanimous.
Tho Georgia delegation ls unanimous for
Greeley, with some modifications and addi?
tions of the Cincinnati platlorm. The Louisi?
ana delegation contains but one straight-out
nomination man, but he will support Greeley
li the convention nominates bim. The Missis?
sippi delegation bas resolved to coincide with
the majority o? the convention, whatever its
action may be. Delaware will vote from first
to last for a straight-out Democrat
The Convention Assembles-Belmont's
Upon calling the convention to order, Mr.
Belmont said: **
Gentlemen of the Convention-It ls again my
privilege to welcome the delegates of the Na?
tional Democracy who have met in order to
present to the American people the candidates
for President and Vlc-i-Presldent for whom
they solicit the suffrages of the Democratic
and Conservative voters of this great Repub?
lic At our last National Convention, on the
4th ot July, 1868, 1 predicted that the election
o? General Grant wonld result In the gradual
usurpation ol all the functions of the govern?
ment by the Executive and by Congress,
to be enforced by the bayonets of a
Tmiutary despotism. The vast majority
of tho people of the United States
have witnessed with grief and sorrow the cor?
rectness of that prediction, and they look for?
ward with fear and apprehension to the dan?
gers which are threatening us if, by the re?
election of General Grant, tho policy thus far
pursued by the Radical party be conilnued.
The thinking men of both parties have become
alive to the fact that we are now living under
a military despotism, overriding the civil au?
thority in many States ot thc Union; that by
the enactment of arbitrary and uoconstltu
t'onal laws through a depraved majority in
Congress, the rights of the States are Infring?
ed and trampled upon, and that Cawarlsru
and centralization are undermining the very
foundation of our Federal system and are
sweeping away the constitutional bulwark
erected by the wisdom of the lathers of the
Republic. These abuses have become eo glar?
ing that the wisest and best men of the Re?
publican party have severed themselves from
the Radical wing, which Is trying to lasten upon
their country another lour years* reign of cor?
ruption, usurpation and despotism; and what?
ever Individual opinion we may entertain as
to the course of the candidates whom
ihey have selected In opposition lo Gen?
eral Grant, there cannot be any doubt
of the patriotic Impulses which dictated
their action, nor can any fault be
found with the platform of principles upon
which they have placed their candidate. The
resolutions of the Cincinnati Convention are
what the country requires, and they must
command the hearty support of every patriot
throughout the vast-extent of our land. In the
struggle which ls before us we must look to
principles and not men; and I trust that no per?
sonal predilections or prejudice will deter'
us from doing our duty to the American
people. General flrant has been a good
and faithful soldier. During our civil war
his stubborn and indomitable courage has
helped to crown the Union with victory,
and the American peoplo have rewarded hts
services with the most unbounded generosity.
I am willing to concede that his Intentions on
taking the Presidential chair were good and
patriotic, but be has most signally and badly
failed In the discharge of lhe high trust Im?
posed upon him by the confidence of a grate*
ful people. He ls at this moment the very
personification of the misrule which Is opposed
to us, and his re-election ls fraught with most
deplorable consequences for the welfare of
the Republic, and endangers the liberties
ot our people. On the other hand, Mr.
Greeley has been heretofore a bitter op
ponent of the Democratic party, and the
violent attacks against myself Individually
which have from time to time appeared in his
journal, certainly do not entitle him to any
sympathy and preference at my hands. But
Mr. Greeley rep. .-Bents the national and con?
stitutional principles of the Cincinnati plat?
form, and by his admirable and manly letter
of acceptance he has shown that he is fully
alive to their spiiit, and thar, if elected, lu:
means to carry them out hone?tly and faith?
fully. Should you, therefore, in your wisdom
decide to pronounce la favor of the Cincinnati
candidates, I shall, for one, most cheerfully
bury all past differences and vote and labor
for.their election with the same zeal and
energy with which I have supported hereto?
fore and mean ever to support the candidates
of the Democratic party. The American
people look with deep solicitude to
your deliberations. It ts for you to
devise means by which to tree them from the
evils under which they are suffering; but, In
order to obtain thar, you are called upon lo
make every sacrifice of party preference.
However much you might desire to fight the
coming battle for our rights and liberties un?
der one of the trusted leaders of the Demo?
cratic party, lt will become your duty to dis?
card all considerations of party tradition If the
election of a good and wise man outside of
our own ranks offers a betier chance of suc?
cess. You must remember that you Are here
not only as Democrats, but as citizens of our
common country, and that no sacrifice can be
too great that she demands at your hands.
Mr. Belmont, after some further personal
remarks, nominated as the temporary presi?
dent of the convention, Thomas Jefferson
Randolph, of Virginia, saying: "It ls an auspi?
cious omen that a scion ol the author of the
Declaration of Independent ls to Inaugurate
the struggle of the Democracy for freedom
and equality for every American citizen, and
against oppression and tyranny In our lair
Ur. Randolph was elected by acclamation.
Remark* of Afr. Randolph.
lam aware that the very great honor con?
ferred upon nie by this body Is due to no per?
sonal merit of my own, but ls a token of
respect to the Si ate from which I oome. and ls
a recognition ot other circumstances possibly
adventitious. I am, perhaps, the oldest mem?
ber ot this body; and a lire of eighty years
with the Democratic Republican party consti?
tutes me a senior member. I remember
freshly every Presidential contest, from tho
first election of Jefferson to the present
time, and can Bay wlih truth that I remember
none which Involved higher questions of per?
sonal liberty, local self-government, honest
administration and constitutional freedom
than the present, or one which demands of
our party and our people a calmer or more
earnest recourse to prudential principles. It
strikes me as the duty of this body, and of
this h nur, to wrest the government from the
bands of its present despotic and corrupt
holders, and to place lt in honest hands; to
restore to the citizen everywhere the proud
consciousness of personal rights, and to all
the States perieot Integrity of local self-gov?
ernment. This, with the recognition of the
supremacy of the constitution and the law,
will, In my Judgment, discharge all our pres?
The band played "Dixie" when Mr. Ran?
dolph took bis seat as temporary chairman.
[Cheers.] His speech was delivered with much
energy and effectiveness, considering that the
speaker ls near an octogenarian. He was re?
The Rev. Henry Slicer, being presented, ad?
dressed the Throne of Grace.
The rules of the former Democratic Conven?
tion were adopted; also resolutions of thanks
to Belmont. A recess was then taken to three
TUE EVENING SESSION.
Grand Speech of Senator Doolittle-'The
Convention Adjourn* until norning.
BALTIMORE, Tuesday, July 9.
When the convention reassembled the com?
mut?e on permanent organization reported
the name of ex Sen nor J. B. Doolittle, of
Wisconsin, for chairman. Senator Bayard und
Governor Hoffman conducted him to the
ohalr. He was received with great applause,
Gentlemen of the Convention-1 thank you
for this great honor. Words can hardly tell
how muon ; but you will allow me to pass at
once from what Ia personal to speak of the
great occasion, the duty and the purpose
which brings us here together. Nearly five
years after the bloody period of the civil war
had closed, the Liberal Republicans ol Mis?
souri, [applause.] feeling keenly all the evil ol
the proscriptive test oath, the hates and the
strifes and the passions of the war had left
upon them long after the war Itself had
ceased, and feeling keenly the Executive
Federal power in their local elections, deter?
mined to organize a movement to restore
Equal Rights to all our citizens, [applause.]
white as well as black, [applause;] to restore
local self-government, and to arrest the fur?
ther centralization of federal power, [ap?
plause.] They then said this thing has gone
tar enough, If not already too far; the time
has come when all honest and patriotic Re?
publicans must Bay Halt, and reassert ihe
vital doctrine of Republican government
that under the constitution the powers of the
federal government are defined and limited,
[applause and cries of good ! good I] and that
the people of the States have the right to gov?
ern themselves in their own domestic affairs
upon the basis of the equality of all the States,
before the higher law, before the constitution,
and the equality of all men before the law.
[Applause ] Of universal loyalty, amnesty,
suffrage and peace; taking no steps backward;
tak'.ng no right and franchise which had been
secured the blacks, pledging themselves to
support them all in their full vigor. They at
the same time demanded in the name of peace,
In the name of liberty, la the name of repub?
lican government itself, that freedom and
equal lights should be restored to the
white people. [Great applause.] They
organized nearly forty thousand strong,
and called upon B. Gratz Brown [ap?
plause] to lead the movement. They placed him
in nomination for Governor. Toen what follow?
ed ? Eighty thousand Democratic Republicans,
[cheers,] looking upon the success of that
movement as above any party triumph,
['heers,] resolved to sustain lt with their
whole strength. Love of cduutry, love of re?
publican liberty, love of tho equal rights of all
men, inspired that union, and taught men to
act together who had been politically opposed
to each other all their lives upon other ques?
tions and in other times, and without violat?
ing honor, logic, conscience or consis?
tency on either side. ThlB patriotic union
was based upon higher grounds than
ordinarily control political action. [Great ap?
plause.] Even those who had fought against
each other in battle "clasped hands over the
bloody charin," [renewed applause,] and,
side by side like brothers, with hearts beating
unison, beating strong with the same high
purpose, they helped to bear Its flag to a
glorious victory. That, gentlemen, ls Liberal
Republicanism, [enthusiastic applause,] and
that ls Democratic Republicanism. [Great
enthusiasm.] Ihe victory which came from
that union was the end of proscription,
test oaths, of pain and strife, and of all
disloyalty; In a word, the real end ot the
civil war came with that victory, and did not
come until then in Missouri. [Intense ap?
plause.] It redeemed that State; lt gave the
right of freemen to seventy thousand men
who had been bound and fettered. Missouri
ls now a lree State In this Union, with all her
rights, dignity and equality under the consti?
tution, and not one murmur of disloyalty ls
anywhere heard. By that union Federal dic?
tation In Missouri, In their local elections,
was overthrown; and by that union strife
and bate have given place to peace and to
good will. By that union liberty, with equal
rights for all, have given to the State un?
bounded prosperity, and to her people a Joy
almost unspeakable. So great was their Joy
and so complete their success, thai the Libe?
ral Republicans of that State were not con
lent without making an effort to extend the
same union ot Liberal and Democratic Re?
publicans, and with lt the same bless?
ing of liberty, peace and fraternity - to
all the other States. [Rounds ot applause.]
Accordingly In State convention, on the 24ih
ot March last, they resolved to Invite the Lib?
eral Republicans in all the States to meet
them In national convention in Cincinnati, on
the drat day of May. The invitation was ac?
cepted; there was Indeed a great response.
They came by thousands; In such vast num?
bers that a delegate convention of representa-'
tlves of all the States was formed, both from
principle and from necessity, to give lorm to
Its proceedings. Many of the ablest men in
the country, lately leaders in the Republican
party, were there, and took part In Its de?
liberations. They were assured that large num?
bers of Liberal Republicans In every State
and from all portions of the country stood be?
hind ready to suBtaln them, and they were
morally certain that, If the millions whom we
this day represent [cheers] would only come
to their support, the number ot Liberal Re?
publicans would reach half a million or more.
[Great applause.] that convention presented
a platform and presented candidates to the
country. For President, Horace Greeley.[long
and continued cheering.] and for Vice-presi?
dent, B. Gratz Bro^n, [more enthusiasm,]
and that convention tor the promotion ano
success of ihe principles declared on that plat?
form there enunciated, and the support of the
candidates nominated by that convention,
have invited and cordially weloomed the co?
operation of all patriotic citizens without re?
gard to previous political affiliation. Tho.se
principles were eo clearly and concisely stated
In the platform Itself, and restated In tho letter
of acceptance of Mr. Greeley, (more cheer?
ing.] and they are so well known to you all
that I will not restate them. For weeks that
platform and these candidates have been be?
fore the country; meanwhile the convention
called to nominate General Grant, [hisses,] and
to endorse and to continue the principles, prac?
tices and policy ol his administration, has done
its work. [Hisses.] As between the Liberal
Republicans and the followers of the Grant
administration, the issue ts clearly made up; lt
ts Grant or Greeley. [Immense enthusiasm
and cries of Greeley !] While theBe events
were passing the Democratic representatives
whom we represent held,, their conventions In
all the States. Toe Liberal movement, the
example of Missouri, the Cincinnati
Convention, Its platform and its can?
didates, with the letters of acceptance,
were all before these conventions,
which were very largely attended by the
ablest men. The paramount questions before
these conventions were : Shall we accept this
invitation to co-operate with the Liberal Re?
publicans? [Great applause.] Shall we adopt
their platform ? [Loud cries of yes ! yes ! and
some cries of never !] Shall we nominate the
same candidates ? [yes yes !] and shall we elect
them ? [yes 1 yes ! aad loud cheering.] or shall
we refuse lo1 co-operate and nominate other
candidates, [no ! no ! Greeley ! Greeley !]
and strive to elect them over both tickets
already In the Held. Gentlemen, these are the
questions which you are to decide now and
here. That you will decide them wisely, I
cannot doubt. Nor oan any one doubt who
looks over be body of men, representing
they do three million of citizens, and who f<
as every one here must feel, the high <
patriotic purpose which inspires yon. G
tlemen, what means this great and rle
movement which we everywhere see ? W
means this proposed union of three milli*
of Democratic Republicans with a milli'
it may be, of Liberal Republicans ? WI
means this union, upon a comm
platform, and proposed union upon the sa
candidate; a union so sudden, so compact,
earnest as to surprise Its friends, and to ci
found Its enemies? [Applause.] Which con
as the winds come; which, to borrow a Agu
overwhelms the ordinary currents of put
opinion, as the great storms always run to t
surface currents? What means all this? Th(
are some things, gentlemen, lt does not met
It means no abandonment of what ls true,
what ls Just, of what 1B good In human gt
ernment. [Applause.] It means no union
the dead upon dead Issues; but union of t
living Issues of the present. It means no uni
for the spoils of office [applause;] but lt mea
a union ot men with the same faith upon t
great and paramount Issues of the prese
hour-a frank, manly, honorable and equ
union of men, who have the sagacity to se
and the moral courage to accept, the sim
lion. [Good I good ! and loud cheering ]
means a union of men who have the sagacl
to see what ls past and dead with the issues
the present, and for the future to do their du
to their country, their God and their fello'
men. The issue of to day ls not the repe
of the Missouri Compromise, nor the que
tlon of slavery In the Territories, upc
which alone the Republican party w
organized In 1666. It ls not upon th
which followed when the Leoompton co
s tl tu tlon for Kansas j divided the Dem
eratic party In twain and elected Abraha
Lincoln to the Presidency in 1860. It Is n
the question of secession nor ot war to pi
down rebellion, nor the abolition ot slavery 1
the States by military order or by conBtlt
tional amendment, upon which Mr. Llncol
was re-elected In 18G1; nor yet 1B lt the questlo
of reconstruction, or of the fourteenth <
filteenth amendments; nor the question of n
gro suffrage; ner the establishment by feden
power of universal negro suffrage, as a coed
tlon precedent to the States of the Soul
having any rights, or any existence even i
States In the Union. Ii is none of these que
tlons that ls now In Issue. All of these hat
been Issues of the past; great Issues, suffield
In themselves to create and dissolve politic
parties, because Ideas are stronger than me
or parties; but they are all past, issues, the
have been fought out and fought to the enc
In the forum or In the field, and they are n
more In issue to-day than the Mexican war c
the far-off rebellion. [Applause ] We cou)
not reopen them lt we would, and they false!
misrepresent our purpose who say that w
would reopen them li we could. This gret
union, therefore, means no step backwan
[Cheer?.] Forward ls the word.' [Lou
cheers.] And, first of all, lt means to day, tc
all the other Stales of the South, what lt he
already done in Missouri. Instead of proscrit
Hon, test oath, suspension ot habeas corpu
and military despotism, lt means personal fre<
dom lor the Individual and Republican goo
for all. r Lotti! applause.] Instead of negr
supremacy, upheld by the proscription an
the bayonet, it means equal rights to all met
white as well as black. [Loud applause.
Instead of thlevlog governments, organize
to plunder subjugated States, lt means th
dominance of Intelligence and integrity
Instead ot strife, hate and robbery, it mean
Justice, liberty, peace, loyalty and good-will
and, gentlemen, tor our whole country, East
Weet, North and South, lt mean?
Instead of a War-President, trained onl;
in a military school, and whosi
whole character has been formed In tb
id-us, arts, babita and despotism o
military life; instead ot this, lt means thi
election of a Peace-President. [Cheers.
Trained In the, ideas, arts, blessings and Re
publican simplicity of peace and unlver>a
freedom. [Loud cheers.] Of peace, not en
ohalned. Of liberty, not under arrest, await
lng trial, st-nteuee und execution by drum-heat
court-martial, but that liberty and peace
which the constitution secures by placing thc
civil law above the sword. [Loud applause.
By preserving lnlull vigor the sacred writ o'
habeaB corpus, and by the right of tria
by jury. [Applause.] It means anothei
thing, and perhaps the most Important ol
them all-lt means to arrest the centralization
ol power In Hie Federal Government. [Loud
cheers.] It means to asBlBt the vital principle
ol our Republican system, In which lt moves,
and has Its very being, that constitutions are
made by the people in their sovereign capaci?
ty for the express purpose of defending and
limiting the powers of all governments, State
or National. It means that we are determined
that Presidents and governors. Congress and
State Legislatures, and every department of
the government shall obey the constitution.
Mr. Doolittle lu conclusion said: Gentle?
men, "I have t hus briefly stated the situation,
ihe duties and the purpose which bring us
here. A great responsiblely rests upon this
convention. It Its action shall bo such as to
put an end to this misrule which for the past
few years baa otBtcted our belaved country,
this generation and generations to come after
us will remember with pride and gratitude
the convention at Baltimore on the 9ih of July,
Amid loud and long oontlnued applause, Mr.
Doolittle took his Beat.
All resolutions were reterred, without de?
bate, to the committee on resolutions, and the
convention then adjourned to 10 A. M. to-mor?
The National Bxrontlve Committee.
The following form the Democratic National
Executive Committee : Alabama, Thomas A.
Walker, Jacksonville; Arkansas, S. R. Cock
red, Pine Bluff; California, Frank McCoppln,
San Francisco; Connedleut, William BL Bar?
num, Lime ROCK; Delaware, Chas. Beasten,
Odessa; Florida Chas. E. Dyke, Tallahassee;
Georgia, A. R. Wright, Augusta; Illinois, Cy?
rus H. McCormick, Chicago; Indiana, Thomas
Dowling. Terre Haute; Iowa, M. M. Ham, Du?
buque; Kansas, Isaac E. Eaton, Leavenworth
City; Kentucky, Henry D. McHenry, Hartford;
Louisiana, Henry D. Ogden, New Or?
leans; Maine, L. D. M. Swelt, Portland;
Maryland, A. Lea Knott, Baltimore;
Massachusetts, Fred 0. Prince, Boston;
Michigan, Wm. A. Moore, Detroit; Minnesota,
Wm. Lochren, Minneapolis; Mississippi, J. H.
Sharp, Columbus; Missouri, John G. Priest,
St, Louis;Nebraska, George L. Miller, Omaha;
Nevada, Ttios. H. Williams, Virginia City;
New Hampshire M. V. B. Elgerly, Manches?
ter; New Jersey, Theodore F. Randolph,
Morristown; New York, Auguat.ua Schell,
New York city; North Carolina, M. W. Ransom,
Weldon; Ohio, J. G. Thompson, Columbus;
Oregon, Robert J. Ladd, Portland; Pennsylva-. j
nla, James D. Barr, Pittsburg; Rhode Island,
Gideon Bradford, Providence; 8outh Carolina,
Thomas T. Simons, Charleston; Tennessee,
William E. Bate, Nashville; Texas, P. 8. Brock?
dale, Iodlanola; Vermont, H. B. Smith, Milton;
Virginia, John G. Goode, Norfolk; Weet Vir?
ginia, John Blair H?ge, Martinsburg; Wiscon?
sin, George H. Paul, Mtlwaukle.
BOLTS FROM BALTIMORE,
The speaker's gavel ls made from a piece o?
live oak from the old frigate Constitution.
Reverdy Johnson appeared on the platform
ol the convention and was cheered.
THE STRAIGHT-OUT CLIQUE.
A Meeting In Baltimore-Fiery Speeche?
toy the Unterrlflrd Few-Stoke? to the
Fore-Some More Committee? Ap?
BALTIMORE, July 9.
The antl-Greeley Democrats assembled be
tween twelve and one o'clock to-day, at the
Maryland Institute. There were present
about one hundred persons. When the con?
vention was called to order, by Mr. Flanders,
lt was moved and seconded that the prelimi?
nary arrangements, made yesterday for or?
ganization, be temporarily continued.
Van Allen called for the reading of the re?
port of the names ot the delegales.
Blanton Duncan suggested that the commit?
tee on the subject have further time, which
was agreed to.
W. H. Murrell, of Louisville, said he under?
stood lt was not ihe object of this convention
lo take any definite action, until lt should be
certainly ascertained what course had been
taken by the Baltimore Convention; on the
action of which hinges what this convention
will do. This convention will acquiesce in
what ls done by the Baltimore Convention;
provided lt adopt a Democratic platform and
nominate Democratic candidates. If that con?
vention should fail to do so, this convention
proposes to take some steps for the purpose of
continuing the organization of the Democratic
party. For the purpose of furthering this
object, the speaker moved the appointment of
a committee of seven to report an address to
the Democracy of the country.
Van Allen, understanding that the motion
did not Include the making of a platform, sec?
onded the motion. He said that the creed ol
the Democratic party was well known, and
especially to those who were here assembled.
Stokes, of South Carolina, spoke In favor of
Initiating a movement which would bring
together the pure Democracy of the country
and preserve Its organization.
Peter Keyser, of Indiana, earnestly advoca?
ted the necessity ot keeping the Democratic
Murrell's motion was agreed to, and the
chair appointed as the committee to prepare a
Democratic address : Murrell, of Kentucky,
chairman; Samuel J- Bayard, of New Jersey;
M. M. Pomeroy, of New York; George D. Par?
ker, of Virginia; Joseph J. Davis, of West Vir?
ginia; Joseph Ledie, of Illinois; E. Keyser, of
On motion of Francis Hopkins, a committee
of seven was appointed on permanent organi?
The following paragraphs are taken from
the Baltimore correspondence of the New
HOW LONG" WILL IT LAST !
Ti itt presumed that the convention will ad?
journ Wednesday evening, possibly with a
night session. Others think lt may.bold over
till Tnursday afternoon, but this depends upon
tho latitude acceeded to speech-makers. Il
there be a ''big talk," Indian fashion, the nom?
ination may be followed by a day's palaver
and exchange of opinion. The Greeley men,
wno will be vastly In the majority, say they
do not care how much lime oe accorded to
the Bourbons, tor the Greeleyites are not only
confident ma. they possess two-thirds of the
vote, but also fonr-flfibs of the proscenium
talent of the fiery, appealing sort, and are not
anxious to tighten the rules and organization,
and thereby lucur the charge of profiling by
majority power wh**re the precedents and tra?
ditions demand.a square iWQ^Jirds sentiment.
THE DANKER OREELEY STATES
will probably be Virginia, Tennessee, Illinois
and Missouri. Virginia will appear with a
powertul young soldiery-the flower ot the
Confederate army-resolute and earnest and
trained in the ways ot Lee, Stonewall Jack?
son and J. E. B. Stuart. They have a solid
and unanimous Greeley constituency, and wlil
support Greeley even if he be not nominated
here. This State has Been the good of the
Influx ot Northern capital, and has freeley had
the advantage of visitation and converse with
liberal Northern men. It ls a Stale where the
si aid aud moral Presbyterian element ls large
ahd rational, and lt has no time to waste on
ba?les and prejudices, where lt claims that
the*Virginia line bore such great part that Its
honor auu courage ure assured, and its com?
mon sense and reason require to be equally
developed to calm and direct the less intel?
ligent southern Sutes. The attendants upon
the Virginia delegation will be a numerous
and youthful body, determined to look back
upon nothing and to head tue new era.
Tennessee-not a State ot the equal politi?
cal civilization ot Virginia-had good school?
ing In me i-Ookes-Seuter campaign, when,
witn a mild Republican (Senior) it beat Radi?
calism, and ootalued the Iranchlse for rebels.
This Stale led off tor Greeley, and leela Its
Missouri ls the State o? Gratz Brown and
the Blairs, and has never been otherwise than
disposed to all practicable fusions.
Tue Illinois Democrats have been the most
forward, harmonious and sanguine In this
company, and want Greeley or nothing.
The ablest delegations In point of Individual
history are California, Virginia, New York,
Wisconsin and Connecticut.
KIDNAPPING AS A FINE ART.
MATAMORAS. July 9.
The government troops have re-occupied
Monterey. In the City of Mexico buslneBS ls
stagnant. The revolutionary movements
continue In various parts of the country,
and assassination and kidnapping prevail
everywhere. A wealthy proprleior was kid?
napped near the capital and taken out of hts
carriage, in which he was riding with his fami?
ly, and carried off to the mountains. A prom
ln?nt citizen was kidnapped in one of the
principal streets of the capital while return?
ing from the theatre. A Frenchman was also
kidnapped in the environs ol the city.
TBE OLD WORLD'S NEffS.
LONDON, July 9.
The Journeymen builders luve resumed
work, and It ls expected the other, trades will
The Lords abandoned all amendmenls to the
ballot bill, except one In whioh lt ls thought
the Commons will concur.
VERSAILLES, July 9.
In the assembly, Goulard, minister ot
noonee, submitted a bill lo raise a loan of
i bree hundred millards irancs at an interest of
five per cent.; alBO giving the government
power to raise luriber loans If necessary.
THE WEATHER TBIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, July 9.
Increasing easterly winds with raia will
probably continue without material change
from New Jersey to the Gulf Slates. A more
serious disturbance is apparently in progress
in ihe Gulf and southwest ol Florida. Rising
barometer and clearing weather will prevail
in the Northwest, and falling barometer and
increasing cloudiness, with southerly winde
and local storms, will prevail over the lowei
THE DUE WEST COLLEGES.
A SAMPLE OF SOUTHERN EDUCA
A .Model Institution for Young Lad lei -
Annual Sermon by Rev. W, S. Bow?
[PROM OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT.]
DCB WEST, S. C., July 7.
Tho Due West Female College, the second
ol the educational institutions located at this
place, Is of hardly less Importance than its
elder neighbor, Erskine College, of which a
description and historical sketch was given in
.this correspondence a few days ago. The
Female College differs from the ether Inatliu
lion In not being connected with the Associate
Reformed or aDy other church. Religious In?
struction ls carefully attended to, and lt hap?
pens that the majority of the faculty are mem?
bers of the Associate Reformed Churcb, but
the college ls a private enterprise, uncon?
nected with any church organization, and
sectarianism ls wholly exoluded from Its teach?
ings. The college was established lu 1869,
and sent out its first graduates in 1860. The
erection o? the present college building was
bezun In 1860, but the commencement soon
after of ho-ti ll d es between the South and
North caused a suspension of operailons dur?
ing the war, and it was not until 1868 that the
building was completed. The walis, however,
were built before the war, the floors
laid and the roof put on, and the college
continued its operations without Interruption,
though ot course nuder circumstances of ereat
discouragement from its first establishment.
The building ls centrally and pleasantly
located In th? midst ot a grove of fine forest
trees upon a rectangular plat o? ground com?
prising seven acre?. A drive is laid out
through this grove which describes a perfect
circle, and forms a pleasant approach to the
collette building. Tnis lu a handsome brick
structure three - tot les high, with a Iront of
one hundred and forty-three feet, and with
lour massive white pillars in front supporting
the lofty root of the portico and Bhading tne
galleries of the two upper stories. The main
ouildlng ls a parallelogram fifty-five feet
square, and is flanked on either Bide by a
wing lorty-four feet long and thirty-two feet
deep. The roof Is cruciform, and ls Bur
mounted by a cupola, where, when the college
was first built, hung a fine bell, which, how?
ever, in the first year of the war beoame a
patriotic sacrldce, and being sunt to Colum?
bia contributed to the manufacture of Con?
federate cannon. Altogether, the external
appearance of the college ls Imposing, har?
monious and graceful. In its interior arrange?
ments the building la convenient, well
lighted, well ventilated, and admirably
adapted to i he uses for which lt is Intended.
On the first floor the main building ls divided
into lour rooms of equal size, witt) a broad
passage running In each direction across Its
entire length. Three of these rooms are oc?
cupied as recitation rooms, and the fourth la a
neatly furnished parlor and reception room.
The wings eaoh contain one large room, the
one to the west being occupied as a dining
room and the other as the college chapel, and
on occasions like the present as the general
examination room. On the second floor there
is the same general arrangement of rooms,
those in tne central bilidlug being occupied
SB recitation rooms and the wings being de?
voted to dormitories. On the third floor the
main building ls occupied as the hall o? the
Amellan Society, a flourishing literary associa?
tion connected wita the Institution, and the
wings contain another range of dormitories
for mose o? the studeols who board on the
premises. Altogether there are thirty Bleep?
ing apartments, with a capacity for lodging
about forty students. The capacity of the col?
lege for non-resident students ts, of course,
much greater, and the number ot students In
attendance since the war ha* ranged from
one hundred to one hundred and forty,
with an average of one hundred and len. Tnls
year lhere have been one hundred and twelve,
and the class about lo graduate numbers
twenty-one. There Me three departments In
the institution, the primary, academic and
collegiate. In the first two departments the
rudiments of education ara?taught, and there
ls no minimum limit of the age at which a
child may be admitted. The collegiate course
occupies four years, and Includes the study of
grammar, composition, arithmetic, history,
malorie, algebra, Lal In, Freucb, moral sci?
ence, botany, physiology, geometry, logic, men?
ial ph il os J uny, trigonometry, mensuration,
astronomy, analogy of religion, chemistry and
natural philosophy. Greek ls Dot included In
ibe curriculum, and the choice between Latin
and French ls opltonal with the student. The
faculty of the college are aa follows : Rev. J.
J. Bonner, president and professor of mental
and moral science; J. P. Kennedy. A. M., pro
lessor ot Latin and rhetoric; Miss E. Mc
Queens, teacher of botany and ornamental
manches; Miss Kate P. Wideman, teacher ol
mathematics and French; Miss A. L. Morse,
teacher of Instrumental music, and Miss Carrie
Watson, principal of tne'primary department.
There are two vacancies now existing
in the faculty, one lady teacher being
warned for Instruction lo vocal music, and
another io teach drawing and painting.
All these brunches are now taught In
the institution, butadditlonaldeachersure de?
sired io ai lend to them specially. The yoting
ladies of the.col lege are now busily engaged
lu their final examinations, and are on the
11.H oe ot expectation for the public com?
mencement exercises, which lake place next
Thursday. Thoy have, as a rule, pasBed the
ordeal ol the examination room creditably
and suoceBBfiiily, and ihe senior class have
especially distinguished themselves by the
promptness aud accuracy of their replies In
every one of the loog list of mudies in which
they have been engaged. The Bight of this
collection of young lady students as they
beud gracefully over their studies In the class?
rooms, as they respond to tnelr examinations
in the college chapel, with i heir faces flushed
with Ihe pleasant excitement of competition,
or when, as was the case this morning, they
flock to the village church arrayed In every
variety ot female tastefulness, ls an exceed?
ingly beautiful one. Drawn from the best
classes of Southern homes, these young ladles
furnish a lair and proud example of what
Southern society rea.iy ls. Many of them are
truly beautiful, all are graceful, refined and
tender women, and all of them bear apon
their countenances the Impress of exuberant
health and the unmistakable expression of
frank ingenuousness and careful culture.
The occasion of tnelr attendance at the
village church this morning was the annual
sermon (ihey don't oall lt baccalaureate)
preached oy ihe Rev. W. S Bowman, of the
Wentworth s'reet Cnurch, Charleston. The
Utile church was filled wlih a large and at?
tentive congregailon, prominent places being
assigned In the body of the church to the
students ot the two colleges. Alteran anthem
by the village choir, reinforced lor the oc?
casion by the senior class of the female col?
lege, Mr. Bowman delivered an excellent and
really eloquent discourse, addressed particu?
larly to the young lady graduates, lrom
Genesis 2-18. The three subjects to whloh he
directed ibe atienilou of his audience were
the creation, the sphere and the destiny ot
woman, and the sermon was admirably
adapted io impress upon the minds o? lis
hearers the value, importance and sacredness
of tne higher and bolter duties of woman, and
io tit the young ladies to whom lt was ad?
dressed to as-urce, with grace and dignity,
the elevatt-d ?talions in socleiy to which they
were flited by birth education and talents.
He denounced, but In no rude or intem?
perate manner, the crude sophistries ot cer?
tain sell styled reformera, who had endeavor?
ed to pervert rather than enlarge the sphere
of woman's influence, and sought to Incite a
loftier ambltlou for dlsilncilon in the world o?
letters and In the relined arts of peaceful life
walch should exclude the less suitable and
less Innocent allurements ot the stage, the
rostrum and the battle-field. At the conclu?
sion of his sermon Mr. Bowman addressed a
few earnest, practical and Impressive re?
marks to the young gentleman who are about
to graduate from Erskine College, reminding
them of th? dulles and responsibilities whlcb
devolved upon those who entered upon ihe
battle of life, raised above the rank and file by
the possession ol a liberal education, and ad?
monishing them that lt was to tne educated,
cultured and earnest men of their generation
itiat ihe country now looked for moral and po?
litical regeneration. The aermon was received
with marked attention by the crowded audi?
ence, and many expressions of admiration
and gratitude were made to Ur. Bowman at
toe close of the services bj the officers and
inmates of tbe two colleges.
A very pleasant ceremony took place lest
Friday evening in each of the balls of the two
literary societies attached io Erskine College.
This was the presentation of the society diplo?
mas to the members of the graduating class
by the remaining members of the societies.
Each ot the elegant society hails was well
rilled with active and honorary members, alum?
ni, Arc, and the neatly engraven diplomas
were gracefully presented in each case by s
representation of the Junior class, the pre?
sentation speech being responded to by a
member of the graduating class. The lunlor
orator of the Euphemlan Society was Mr. W.
H. Montgomery, and the senior orator Mr. j.
A. White. In the Phllomatbean Society Mr.
S. P. Mattheson made the presentation ad?
dress, and Mr. H. M. Henry the response.
Both of these societies have recently held
their annual election for officers, with the lol
Euphemlan Society-a L. Horrip, president;
W. T. Bradley, vice-president: EL E. Pat tersen
and W. T. Wa'ler, secretaries; A. E. Norris,
treasurer; W. R. Douglass, librarian: J. W.
Phllomaihean Society-L. w. Hunter, presi?
dent; D. G. Caldwell, vice-president; W. L.
Miller and D. M. George, secretaries; 8. P.
Matthews, treasurer; J. 0. Elnard, librarian*
T. M. Lowry, monitor.
4. BREEZE FRO Sf THE MOUNTAINS,
The Political Campaign In Greenville-*
Another View of the Orr~C*>rbln Cru?
sade-Aa Much Cheering for lire eley as
[PRO* AH 0OCASIONAL 0OBBS8FOMSXHT.]
GRKBNVILLE, July 5.
Ia many portions of the State the political
campaign, which ls to decide the fate of ina
republic for another fonr years, bas been vig?
orously opened. It ls considered certain that
the proceedings of the Cincinnati Convention
will be endorsed at Baltimore, and though the
Slate may not be carried in the interest of the
Conservative candidates, yet lt ls believed
that the Reform movement, If properly direct?
ed, will be felt In the removal o? many ot tba
abuses ot our local government.
Radical meetings are frequently held In this
city. They are usually brought abont by Wm.
E. Earle, A. Blythe, J. M. Sullivan, and a few
other renegades, whose object seems to be to
attract attention to their infam?os desertion
of the Interests of the State and their readi?
ness to engage In any kind of theft and plun?
On the Fourth of July an attempt was mada
to get up a grand demonstration lo favor of
Grant,.but a more contemptible, failure was
never witnessed. Two or three hundred ne?
groes ol both sexes, and abont a dosen whites,
composed the meeting." Judge Orr, who was
the first speaker, repeated with Increased
recklessness the statements which be bad be?
fore made at Philadelphia and Columbia.. His
praise ol Grant was so extravagant that lt
excited the derision even of his colored
bearers, and no one sympathized with th?
witty sayings which he tried ' to get
of on Greeley's eccentricities. Judge
Orr was once honored and trusted by
the white people of this State, and
even after his adhesion to' the Republican
party. Up to the Philadelphia Convention ne
was respected as sn honest official. Hie re?
cent course, however, indicates such malig?
nity-such opposition to the real Interests of
tbe State-such hatred towards his former
irtends and associates-that be can never- ba
trusted again. The reference In his speech to
General Lee was most disgraceful, and plainly
indicated the depth to which he had fallen. In
comparing Grant to the Confederate chieftain,
he spoke of the latter In terms that were dis?
paraging and even disrespectful. The negtoes
as well as the whites were shocked, and -
nothlug was heard but exclamations of dis?
District Attorney Corbin followed In a set
speech, directing his efforts mainly against
the present State government That he ?ai
disinterested ls exceedingly questionable;
nevertheless, he said a great many true
things, and did perhaps as muon good aa
harm. All the speeches were characterized
by opposition lo the State government, and in
this respect did well enough.
The whole affair was a disgusting fallare.
Nearly as much cheering was heard for Gree?
ley as ibr Grant, and the friends of good gov?
ernment were encouraged to enter bravely
Into the contest this tali, not without hope of
carrying the State lor honest Horace.
Tae travel to Greenville ls steadily Increas?
ing. Among the arrivals at the Mansi?n
House are w. B. Whaley and family and Hrs.
A. H. Hey ward. Tne indications are that our
mountain resorts will soon be crowded.
_ _ Bo ny A.
THE OFFICERS OF ERIE.
NEW YOEE. Joly 9. "
H. P. Watson Is elected president, and Di?
vine vice-president of the Erie Railroad. The
board passed resolutions co mph mealing Dix.
CivciNNATT. Joly 9.
Three mea charged with outraging and
murdering Beelsecor, In Mercer County, Wera
taken from the Jail by three thousand people.
Their fate ls unknown. They doubtless were
THE a RAST INDIANS ON A BALD.
SAN JRANOI?OO, July 9.
The Indians who made \ treaty with How?
ard a mon h ago have left tire reservation for
the war path. Many depredations are re?
MAT AS WELZ CALL 'BM KU-KLUX
ST. LOOTS, July 9.
. The United States marshal bas brought Ia
several men from Reynolds County, Including
i he sheriff, charged with flogging a preacher.
Waiving an examination, they were balled.
CA Rr ET- BAG BONDS COMISm TO
LITTLE ROOS, July 9.
The excitement here with regard to tba
counterfeit bonds still Increases. Spurious
bonds to the amount of six thousand dollars
have been lound in the office of the Si at?
treasurer. Aa examination Into the affairs
haB been going on to day with closed doors.
CAPTURE OF A CUBAN PR ITA TAMS.
To-day the secretary ot the navy received
the following telegram from the commanding
officer of the revenue cutler Monooaoy, dated
Newport, Rhode leland:
"Last evening I spoke and boarded a Fte am?
er, wno reports herself the Cuban war steam?
er Pioneer. She being In Uulted States
waters, I cent an officer on board and toole
her in tow Into Newport, searched her, and
found two rifled twenty-pounder pivots, one
rifled elgbieen-pounder, crew sixteen, all
told. She has no papers, except a document
said to be the comm sslon of her officers.''
Ihe secretary ordered the vessel tobera
fained for further investigation Into bar
character and objects.
SPARKS FBOM THE WIRES.
-A boiler explosion yesterday at Qnsker*.
town, Pennsylvania, killed three persone and
wounded several others.
-A banquet was given to the Irish Band,
yesterday by the Irish Bostonese.
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