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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2026.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE P?BJJC PLUNDERERS.
THE BINQ OFFICIALS AT LAST
DRAGGED BEFORE THE COURTS.
Parker to be Compelled to Show hil
Account*-Th? Rt-re nue Bond Scrip-?
How the Game was Played-The Blue
Ridge Case-Atrocious Purposes of
Grant In Regard to South Carolin?.
[8 fBC I AL TELEGRAM TO THB NSW 3.]
COLUMBIA, Thursday, July ll.
Judge Wllllard returned yesterday, and to?
day commenced the hearing of the arguments
In the first case o? "The State ex relatlone
Edwin F. Gary, state auditor, TS. Niles G.
Parker as State treasurer and others, county
treasurers," or what ls now familiarly known
as the revenue bond scrip case. Messrs. Pope
and Haskell, Chamberlain, Helton, Jndge
Magrath and Mr. Corbin were present as
counsel. Only Mr. Pope and Judge Magrath
spoke to-day; the others will be heard to?
morrow. Mr. Pope made a very strong argu?
ment against the validity of the scrip, and
Judge Willard Intimated very clearly that he
held the act to be unconstitutional as author?
izing the issue of bills of credit, which the
Constitution of the United States prohibits,
and also upon other grounds, sucn as a want
< ol consideration to the State for the $1,800,000
of scrip which the act authorizes to be Issued.
The affidavit which I mentioned In my dis?
patch yesterday as having been made by Par?
ker does not refer to this case, but to that ol
T. J. and H. M. Gibson and others, creditors,
against Parker, which will follow this, and In
which be will have to give an account of blB
receipts and expenditures as treasurer. In
this bond-scrl? case Parker has made an an?
swer In which hti alleges that the bonds of the
Blue Ridge road, to the amount of $3.394,000,
have been received by him to be cancelled
under the act, and that he bas already Issued
scrip to the amount of $1,796,823 53 In lieu
thereof. There ls, therefore, still outstanding
$604,000 of the bonds which are pledged In
New York as collaterals, and lt will require
something over $300,000 more of the scrip to
take them up, making in all an Issue of scrip
of over $2,100,000, Instead of $1,800,000 as bas
been generally understood. The act evidently
contemplates only the latter sum; but Parker,
by a fancy construction of his own, upon the
second Bectlon, has made this increase of
$300,000, wblcb, lt Is significant to notice, \c
just precisely the amount eald to have been
used by the beneficiaries of the bill to bribe
the Legislature to secure Its passage.
A specimen of the sorlp was produced In
court to-day, and a strange discrepancy was
discovered upon Its face, the evident Intention
being to avoid, by this subterfuge, the appear?
ance) of being a bill of credit. The act ex?
pressly directs that the scrip shall declare
upon its face that the sum mentioned therein
ls due by the State of South Carolina to the
bearer thereof. This ls not done, but the
scrip simply say s on Ita face that it ls receiva?
ble tor taxes for a certain amount, acknowl?
edging no debt whatsoever, which latter,
according to Judge Willard, ls necessary to
the creation of a bill of credit.
The case of John Mackay vs. the President
and Directors of the Blue Ridge Railroad Com?
pany, comes up before Judge Melton to-mor?
I hear that the prosecutions under the en?
forcement act are to be pressed with unpre?
cedented vigor and severity In the upper
counties. There la a pile of warrants for ar?
rests In Union County alone a foot and a half
thick. Not a dozen citizens of the county, of
Saxon blood, will escapo. W. J. Sartor, a very
estimable yonng man of Union county, who
married a short while since in Lexington
County, waa torn from his bride on Monday
last by Grant's minions, and is now lodged In
Jail here._Qui VIVB.
The Criminal Court.
This court was opened by Judge Lee, at nine
A. M., yesterday.
" In the case of the State against Jack Nesbit,
assault and battery, with intent to kill, and
assault and battery, a sealed verdict rendered
by the Jury, Wednesday evening, was opened
and read. It declared the defendant not
The c??e of the State against I. W. Hayne,
jgEaq., f<>r carrying on business as an at tor ney -
at-law without a license, waa next brought up.
Certain Instructions to the jury In reference to
the unconstitutionality of the license law were
asked for by the defendant's counsel and re?
fused by the judge. The jury brought In a
verdict of guilty, when defendant gave notice
of intention to appeal to the Supreme Court.
The defendants in the case of the State
against Chapeau Ai Heffron, indicted for selling
saddles and other merchandise without a
license, entered a demurrer, which was over?
ruled by the judge. A verdict of guilty was
also rendered In this case, and a like notice of
The case of R. Graham ? Co., under a simi?
lar indictment, was then brought before the
Jury. In consequence of some Informality in
the indictment a nol. pros, was entered and
another indictment ordered to be framed and
sent before the grand Jury. The court then
adjourned until three o'clock lu the afternoon.
No business was transacted In the United
States Court yesterday. ,
CRUMBS.-C. C. Bowen ls to be Invited to
*Veak a speech In Aiken on the pol?tica' situa?
The election at Moultrie vi ile resulted as pre?
dicted by THE NEWS.
The Northern mall failed yesterday morn
log, but arrived in the afternoon.
The new German church on King street will
be opened next week for the inspection of the
The foundation of the building to be used
by the Charleston Exchange has been laid on
South Atlantic wharf.
Colonel C. C. Porter, ot Virginia, has sub?
scribed five hundred dollars to the stock ot
the Sumter market and town hail.
CLUBS AND STABS.-Mary Dewitt, a white
woman, who could not find a better resting
place, applied for lodgings at the upper
Guardhouse. Yesterday .morning she depart?
ed In peace.
George Washington having become disor?
derly on Wednesday, indulged in dire threats
against Clubs and Stars, when told to be
quiet. He waa taken to the mu?a Guard?
house and sentenced to pay a fine of two
dollars or spend twenty days in the House o?
Heury Runken, reported for throwing slops
from his window, at No. 87 East Bay, explain?
ed that the deed was done next door, and was
A goat, found grazing In Hampstead Mall,
was delivered to the owner, on payment or
OUR COUNTY "IRREGULARITIES.
What Commmlssloner McLaughlin has
to Say-& Sharp Arraignment of the
County Ring-Complicity of Governor
Scott In their "Loose and Unlawful"
CHARLESTON, 8. C., July ll.
TO THE ED IT O.-t OF THE NEWS.
It is, to say the least, aa unwelcome ann
thankless task for a public servant to lay bare
his official record, or to attempt to vindicate
himself lrom the aspersions of his political
enemies; oftentimes the least said the better.
I am led to take such a step now only by a de?
sire to give the people ol this county, whose
Interests I am supposed to guard, an insight
into the workings of the office of the county
commissioners, that they may put the blame of
mismanagement or "irregularity," If any be
found, at the threshold of the guilty parties.
When the county commissioners went into
office, tc ur years ago this month, there was
no money ia the treasury, and the county was
saddled with a debt lett by the former com
missioners. I then recommended, as I have
done ever since, that as little work as possi?
ble should be done until the county was in
funds. My advice, however, was not taken,
and large amounts of work were given out
against my proust, which brought about a
ruinous system of issuing orders, whereby the
county was lorced to pay lor supplies three
times as much- as they would have paid had
there been money in the treasury. When the
bills were presented lo County Treasurer
Lanneau for payment, I nun tied him not to
pay them; but a resolution was passed by the
other members of the board, and they were
paid. This Byslem ot orders continued lor
some time, when I concluded to write
to his then Excellency Governor Soott,
calling attention to the teckless man?
ner In which the public money was
being squandered, and praying that he
would give the county commissioners
some definite instructions to act under. The
friends aud beneficiaries of the system,
however, managed to vain the private ear of
his Excellency, and by representing lo him
that I was witnout political influence in tue
eounty. and would not be a member of ihe
convention which he expected io renominate
him, succeeded in inducing bim to take no
action in the premises.
At the conference of the county commis?
sioners ol all the counties, which was held in
the City of Columbia ou the 6th of October,
1869, four commissioners and mysell were ap?
pointed a committee to draw up a memorial
to the General Assembly setting fun li the
changea necessary to be made lu the law lo
bring about the much-needed Morin in the
workings ol the county comralssionerb' office.
Representing, as I did, the interests of
Charleston County, I recommended that
county work should be given out by contract
lo responsible parties, and made the state?
ment that there bad been fitly thousand dol?
lars expended for worn done in this
county wb'ch could have been accom?
plished tor one-third the money. I also re?
commended that the commlsBioni-rs be pul un?
der bonds, Inasmuch as Article IV, Section 19,
ol the Constitution gives the county commis?
sioners the power ol Disbursing all the county
moneys for which they ought to be responsi?
ble, the county treasurer standing in the same
light as an officer in a bank, as the law then
s uod, the county treasurer coiilu not know
whether the checks presented to him signed
by the chairman of the board were actually
due for county purposes, and, if any should be
paid that were not legal, no parly but Hie
treasurer or bis bondsmen could be held re?
sponsible. I considered the placing of the
commissioners under bonds a safeguard to the
commissioners themselves as well aa me
Slate. These recommendations were Incor?
porated in the memorial presented to the
General Assembly, which in us wisdom passed
a law compelling the commls-ioners to give
out work by contract, bul neglected to pa-s a
law putting the comuilsslouers under bonds.
I may here mention that the work of thin
county bas not yet been given out by con?
It ls well known throughout the State that
the majority ol the board of couuty commis?
sioners have been opposed to me, for reasons
best known io themselves, ever since 1 have
held my office. Tnougb io a helpless* minority,
I did my beat to check Ute loose and unlawful
munner la which the business ot the office
waa conducted. To repeat the gross "irregu?
larities" li but to remind Ihe public ol well
known facts. Bills were passed ottener out
of the office than tn It, and checks were Issued
without having beeu brought bel ore the
board, and I have reason to believe, in some
cases, without any cons deratlo.:. I plainly
saw thal lt was necessary to thu salvation of
the couniy that the Geueral Assembly should
pass a law rendering lt Impossible that the
tunda ol the county could be disbursed on the
signature of one man. I bad a conference
with several of my iriends in the Legislature,
and a bill was introduced providing that the
checks should be Bigned by the three commis?
sioners and countersigned by the cl-rk of the
board, to be Issued when ihe county treasurer
report?-J money in Ihe treasury. Ti,la bill,
through no assistance of tho members of the
Geueral Assembly, passed, and became a law.
Previous to this time $339,258 31 had been
drawn upon the signature ot the chairman of
tho board. Since that lime, and up to date,
about $23,000 has been paid out on the order
ot the three commissioners.
It bas been stated tbat on January o? this
year there was an over-issue ol checks. This
ls a mistake; the commissioners were led lo
believe that the treasurer would report a
large amount of money on hand, and on such
representation passed bills to the amount of
$38,000, drawing checks for the same. The
treasurer, however, reported only $20,431 26,
and that amount of checks was issued, the
remainder never passing ont ot the posses?
sion of the county commissioners.
Perceiving the euormous expense that the
trial Justice system in this city was entailing
on the county, I brought the facts to the at?
tention of several of the influential members
of the last General Assembly, who succeeded in
having a bill passed limiting the number of
trial Justices In the City ol Cnariesion io four;
but Governor Scott, doubtless (earing io de?
prive bis favorites ot their easy means of sup?
port uutll his fate should be decided in the
approaching election, neglected to sign the
bill. This measure would have saved to the
county no inconsiderable sum. The cost of
running the trial Justices and their constables
In the City of Charleston 1B between thirty and
forty thousand dollars per year, while the
whole coat of administering justice in the in?
ferior courts and a congressional district in
the City ot New York ls Jess than hail that
I firmly believe that were lt not -for the pas?
sage ol une law regulating the issue of checks,
ibe county would be ovrr one million dollars
In debt to-day. Previous lo the passage ot
this law lhere were aspirants lor office, who
did not hesitate to make large and extrava?
gant expenditures of public money to secure
their own re-election, and who are now only
prevented from doing so by Hs provisions.
I regard the au noy ance to which I am now
subjected in the courts merely as a scheme on
the part of Scott and his satellites to bring about
a condition of affairs such as existed previous
to the passage ut this restrictive measure,
whereby they may secure control ot the funds
of the county, and use them lo their own
poilllcalbeuellt and personal aggrandisement
In the coming campaign.
it has been asset ted that I have been en?
deavoring to retard the workings of the office
by neglecting to aitend meetings of the board
and refusing to sign checks. AB I have be?
fore said, I have always recommended lhat as
Utile work as possible be given eut by the
county until lt ls out-el debt. As tor the sign?
ing ol checks, as there hun been no money m
the treasury lt would have been nbt only un?
necessary, but unlawful to have Issued them.
Besides these charges, because I have al?
ways refused to become a tool of a set of po?
litical demagogues, and have thrown hinder
ances In the way ot their peculations. Insinua?
tion* of corruption In office have been made
against me, which I nave neither the time nor
the inclination to attempt to reply to. There
is not a maa in the City or County of Charles?
ton who can truth tull v a?aert that I have ever
made a cent fraudulently out of the county.
The a*sertionBor po'ltlcal paupers who have
been siibslsiiog at ihe public ciib tor the la.-<i
four years, and wno, now that their rations
have been embargoed, raise their hollow voices
in slander, may be taken for whau hey are
worth. M. HOLAOOHUN,
SOUTH CAROLINA BONDS.
TBE HEW YORK BONDHOLDERS--AN
ANXIOUS AND UNHAPPY CROWD.
Sayings and Doings at the Meeting on
Monday Last-What Have the King
Done with the People's Money ?-Join?
ing In the Snits against the Ring
Odie I als- Carolina Carpet-Baggers to
be Bagged-Hov** About that 8500,000
that wus bent to New York ?
It has been announced by telegraph that a
meeliDg was held on Monday, In New York, of
the holders of South Carolina bonds to take
action with reference to the non-payment of
accrued Interest. Tho New York Herald, of
Tuesday, gives the tollo wing particulars :
What xl ii he well be called an indignation
meetlog was held at No. 66 Broadway yester?
day afternoon. It was a gathering ot tbe
holders of South Carolina Slate bonds, who
have, owing to the non-payment ot interest
due, and an undue depression In the market
value of their bonds, been awakened into
activity and the necessity of doing something
for ihe rent o ration of the value of their bonds
and the collection of the Interest on the same.
They hold and prove, too, that the Stale Is
aoundauily able to pay its bonded indebted?
ness, and also tbat lt would do so but for the
political leaches who are at its every pore,
surely and steadily sucking Its financial life
blood up. From the speech of Judge Willard,
a synopsis of which ts given below, lt will be
seen how ihe finances of the Slate are man
uged. Large ImbursemeotB have been re?
ceived by tue State, and still she claims lo be
unable lo meet her dent; but the bondholders
tutend that she shall show cause for non pay?
ment. Aoout twelve bondholders were pres?
ent, representing about $2,000.000 of the
$0.000,000 worth of bonds supposed to be
represented in this city.
Mr. Drake, who was Instrumental in having
this meeline called, was appointed chairman,
and on assuming the chair Bald that the meet?
ing had beeu called for the purpose ot
adopting means to compel the payment of
the iuterest on the Sooth Carolina bonds.
He then introduced Judge Willard, ot South
Carolina, who, In a le ti gi Iv. speech, proved
that the State was able to pay all ll owed. He
_ The State ls abundantly capable of paying
the over-due interest on her bonds. Site is
successful and prosperous; her products far
exceed her expenses; but she ls paying exor?
bitant rales lor money-from eighteen to
twenty per coot. The statistics of the Sate
tor last year are sufficient to show that, she ia
able to pay all Bhe owes. The tax
levy ot November last for the previous
niue moDihs amounted to $1,200,000, and
of this amount $900,000 were collected.
The real estate lax was not eniorced,
but tba deficiency was made up by Ihe
sales o? June last, and hereafter the deficiency
cannot possibly exceed len per centum. The
Bales of land lu June last lor taxes amounted
lo $1,100,000 or $1,200,000. These moneys
have gone to the treasury ot Ihe State, and lt
they are not there-and they claim that they
are not-then they have been Improperly
withdrawn against ihe will ot the people ol
the Slate, who are willing lo pay, but who are
being robbed by a political banditti. I know
of what I speak when I say thai if the moneys
of the treasury were ten times as large the
interest would not be paid under the present
administration. In conclusion ihe Judge pro?
posed that Hie meeting send a delegate to
cooler with the State authorities, as such a
coolerenT might lead to a successful culmi?
nation tithe difficulty. H* stated that iwo
injunctions hud already been granted against
the treasury-one to keep the treasurer from
recognizing Hie revenue scrip bonds, which
represent $1,300,000. and anoi her to prevent
ihe pay ment ut legislative expenses, on tbe
ground of iruud.
Mr. Hubert asked if bondholders could not
take home action to pr-veut the payment ol
Judge Willard recommended the holders to
co-operate with the purtles In South Carolina
and aid mern in suits now pendlug.
Mr. Hubert proposed to raise a subscript lon
of one per cent, on the bonds represented, so
as to secure the recovery of some $200,000
already taken from the treasury, but which
could be easily traced. He said be was confi?
dent that the money could be traced to some
ot the highest officials In tbefctaie, and that
they should either be made to disgorge or go
There was some talk about a paragraph
which appeared In THE CHARLESTON (S. C.,)
NEWS, which stated that $500.000 nad.beeo sent
to New York to pay tue interest on the bonds,
but no action was taken in regard to the mal
Mr. Drake then "Sered the following resolu?
tions, which wei d.unanimously adopted:
Resolved, That from information regarded
by us us reliable, we are satisfied lliat the
State of Si nm Carolina ls abundantly capable
of providing for the fulfilment of her bonded
ob lgaiton without over-taxing ber resources;
and be lt iun her
Resolved, That the failure to provide for the
payment of the over-due Interest on her bonds
Is not due to any want of ability io command
the resources requisite for that purpose; on
tho contrary, abundant means have, during
the current fiscal year, been provided tor the
Diirpose of sustaining the government of the
Slate and the payment of the interest en ber
debi; but that the failure on the part of the
State to apply such funds ls to be attributed to
the, Illegal and corrupt misappropriation of
Bitch tunda by some ol ihe officials controlling
the finances of the State. That we will co?
operate with the citizens of the Stale, wno we
believe to be desirous of holding the default?
ing officials to legal accountability, and ot pro?
viding tor a Just and economical administra?
tion in the int ure, and offer such aid and en?
couragement as may be within our power.
A proposition was made to raise a fund for
the legal proceedings byan assessment not
to exceed one per cent, upon the par value of
ihe bonds. Action on this was deferred lill
the next meeting, when it ls hoped that a
larger manner of the bondholders will be
present. The meeting then adjourned lill
Tho Herald, In Its report of the stock market
for Monday, says:
The Southern State bonds were generally
dull and steady. The South Carolinas were
Irregular, the old bonds being firm and higher
and the new weak and lower, the July Issues
falling to 27j\ A meeting of the bondhold?
ers was held to-day, at which the assertion
was mad? that the floating debt of the Stale
had been Increased a couple of millions by the
issue of certificates of indebtedness. TblB
statement caused ihe decline in the new
bonds. On the other hand the holders ot the.
old bonds were quite sanguine ot their ability
lo compel the Statu to pay them their interest.
Hence the firmer feeling noted in the latter'
The Latest-By Telegraph.
NEW YORK, July IL
There was an adjourned meeilng ol tho
South Carolina bondholders held to-day. The
object of ihe meeting was to take concerted
and Immediate action to compel the payment
of accrued and unpaid interest on the bonds
ot that State. The meeting was much larger
in numbers than the one previously held, not
less than four millions dollars ol' bonds being
represented. The following resolutions were
Resolved, That a committee of three persons,
to consist of E.A. Qulntard. E. B. Wesley and
A. A. Drake, be appointed lo solicit the co?
operation of the owners and holders of the
bonds of the Stare of South Carolina in an at?
tempt io collect past due coupons, with au?
thority to engage counsel to commence legal
proceedings against the officers of (he Slate
or its legal finance board; also to raise hinds
by subscription to institute such proceedings
Resolved, That all parties interested be
earnestly requested to assist said committee
by as early a subscription os possible.
A sub-tltuie clothes the committee only with
power to confer with the bondholders not
here present, and report results at some
tuture meeting; and (arther, that the chair ap?
point the committee hlmselt to be a member.
The BiitMtlUlte prevailed. The committee was
authorized io collect, subscriptions lor legal
exuenses. The committee was further em?
powered to employ eminent counsel, aller
which the meeting adjourned till Thursday
THE VALIDITY OF THE STATE LI?
Most of our readers will remember that a
meeting of the merchants of Charleston was
held some months ago, and a committee ap?
pointed to procure subscriptions and take the
necessary steps to test the validity of the
State license law. According to the advice of
the committee, Colonel Isaac W. Hay ne on
the part of the lawyers, Messrs. Chapeau
ic Heffron on the part of the merchants in
general, Messrs R. Graham & Co. on the part
of the livery stable-keepers, and Mr. Samuel
D. Stoney on the part of the cotton factors,
agreed to refrain from taking out licensee, and
make the test In their respective cases. Mr.
L. D. DeSaussure on the part of the brokers
and real estate agents, and the Pacific Guano
Company on the part of fertilizer companies,
also agreed to make the test, but in a differ?
ent way. In these two oases licenses were
taken out and actions brought against the
State to recover the license fee. The Hon.
C. G. Memmlnger, the Hon. W. D. Porter,
General JameB Conner and Isaac Hay ne, Esq.,
were engaged as counsel for all the cases ex?
cept the last, which is represented by Messrs.
LeseBne and Miles.
The case of Mr. Samuel D. Stoney has not
yet been reported upon by the grand Jury. In
the first three cases true bills were returned
on Tuesday last, and as will be seen by reler
ence to the proceedings ot the Criminal Court,
published In another column, they were
brought up for trial yesterday. The cases ot
Mr. DeSaussure and the Pacific Guano Com?
pany will be tried before Judge Graham, at
the November term of the Court of Common
Pleas. Appeals to the Supreme Court will be
made in the other cases, and lt ls the opinion
of eminent legal gentlemen that the law will
be pronounced unconstitutional. The cases
on appeal will be tried at Columbia, before the
November Term of the Supreme Court.
In the afternoon, the grand Jury returned
true bills In the following cases :
Tlte State vs. John Washington and Alfred
Hutson, burglary and larceny.
The State vs. Joseph Glover, attempt to
commit burglary. _
THE CHARLESTON EXCHANGE.
A meeting ot the Board of Directors of
the Charleston Exchange, was held yesterday
at ihe Planters' and Med?anles' Bank building,
William Ravenel, Eaq., president, in, the
The president was authorised to appoint an
executive committee of four directors with
himself as chairman.
A committee on membership waa also ap?
pointed, and is now ready to receive letters ol
application. Mr. Alfred Price was elected
superintendent, and ls also to actas secretary
The office of Mr. L. J. Walker, North Atlan?
tic wharf, has been temporarily engaged, and
the business of the Exchange will be regularly
opened there in a few days.
It ls the object of the directors to extend the
business of the body so as to Include all
branches of trade, and they are, therefore*
desirous of having members lrom every class
ot merchants and buslnesa men.
AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTH
The regular quarterly meeting of this society"
was held yesterday evening at the Board of
Trade Rooms. The following gentlemen were
elected members: G. L. Holmes, A. Simonds,
P. C. Trenhofft?, James H. Johnson, Alva
Gage, J. P. Happoldt, E. T. Legare, DeSaus?
sure Bull, M. li. Wilkins, L. J. Walker, A. G.
Trenholm, Wm. M. Huzzord and S. P. Rave ne!.
The executive committee reported that they
deemed lt Inexpedient to hold an agrlculturaf
fair during the c ?ming winter. The commit?
tee appointed to visit the plantation o? W.
G. Hloson, on James Island, and examine his
system of subsell draining reported favorably,
and their report was received as information.
The thanks ot the society were returned to
Mr. James G. Holmes, Jr., for the able man?
ner in which he had discharged his dulles as
a delegate to the agricultural congress at St.
Dr. A. B. Rose, chairman ol the committee
on the floral exhibition, reported that the ex.
h ibu lon had proved a great success; his report
was received as Information.
Mr. C. A Chlsol m was elected to All a vacancy
on the executive committee.
The thanks of the society were returned to
the Hon. J. B. Campbell for the use of the
Ryan Yilla, In May last. The society then
THE COTTON CATERPILLAR.
The caterpillar, in limited numbers, has cer?
tainly appeared upon the plantation of Mr. W.
W. Lawton, James Island, and upon several
plantations. Specimens were to be seen yes?
terday at the office of Messrs. Fraser & Dill,
Adger'a north wharf. They were of a light
green color, and exceedingly active at tbe
The caterpillar also seems to have made a
remarkably early appearance elsewhere in the
South. The Haynesvllle (Ala.) Examiner, of
the Gth instant, says :
This mornlog Dr. Prltchett sends us a gen?
uine cotton caterpillar on a leaf of the plant,
with the "comforting" assurance that lhere
are "?tleen wagon Toads ol them In Judg?
McDuffie's fields." Our friend's remark about
ibu quantity may be apochryphal, but the
worm is a genuine specimen.
We likewise find the following In the Selma
(Ala.) Times of the 7th InBtant :
A gentleman from Ihe vicinity of Snow Hill.
Wilcox County, informed us yesterday that
the army worm had made its appearance upon
the colton in lhat locality. Its appearance
thus early In ihe season 1H rather discouraging
for the prospect of ihe growing crop.
Hotel Arrivals-July ll.
J. Dlvlue, Georgetown, 8. C.; W. P. Coving?
ton, Norlh Carolina; J. F. Burke, Atlanta; Mrs.
Isabella. Scofleld, Miss Nellie Scofleld, Coosaw
hatcble; Leroy Wilson, Buford's Bridge; W. H.
Gill, Allendale; W. P. Hutchinson, Effingham;
F. Mime, Hoadville.
T. F. Wesson, New York; J. L. Neagle, Co?
lumbia; James M. Baxter, Newberry; C. F.
Shoemaker, Philadelphia; C. E. Bertholt, New
York; A. White, Sumter; E. B. Whitman, wife
and child, Atlanta; Miss Dennis, Columbia;
Dr. Dour, Santee; Patrick Walsh, Augusta.
A SHAKE IN NEW YORK.
NEW YORK, July UL
There was an earthquake at 5.30 this morn?
ing at some pointa of Long Island, and on the
Hudson. Il was very uiallucily felt ut the resi?
dences of Mr. Abbot aod Mr. Luther, the ln
inaies were awakened from tbelr slumbers;
and ?lao, at the residence of J. M. Joey, in
Rye, his house being severely shaken. Tho
residence of Mr. Ashley, publisher of a Jour?
nal at Port Chester, wan likewise visibly
rocked; at Greenwich, (Conn,,) the ahock
waB also felt.
ECHOES OF BALTIMORE.
HOW THE NEWS OF GREELEY'S NOMI?
NATION IS RECEIVED.
The D?mocratie Mann Cloting lip
Everywhere to th? Support of tbe
NBWYORK, July ll.
The World In UB issue o? this morning Bay?:
uIn faithful fulfilment of pledges which the
World constantly repeated since Its great dis?
appointment at the surprising nomination at
Cincinnati, we bow to the decision of the
Democratic National Convention, and loyally
accept Greeley as the Democratic candidate
for President." It deprecates abusing anti
Greeley Democrats, and says that, unless
these can be won over, the campaign against
Grant ls utterly hopeless. The great object is
harmony and unanimity.
The Tribune headed Its account of the pro?
ceedings at Ballimore with two hands grasped.
.The Times (Grant'sO-vn) heads its account,
thus: ''Midsummer -madness-The last act
of tbe Democratic Bedlamites ! "
General John C. Breckenridge Is here, and
declares tor Greeley.
The committee to Inform Greeley of his nom?
ination meet to-night to fix the time.
A Straw from Washington.
[SPRCIAI. TKL?ORASI TO THU NBWS.J
WASHINGTON, July ll.
Much comment ls made by Western men
now here (among them prominent Republican
politicians and Federal officials) at the attempt
of Secretary Delano In a recent letter to Brig?
ham Youo? to curry favor with that polyga?
mist ostensibly to obtain his aid In suppress?
ing Indian hostilities in that section of coun?
try. A Radical Congressional delegate from a
Western Territory to-day expresses the opin?
ion that Delano's letter would lose Grant
ihoueands of votes IQ Catllornla alone, to say
nothing of its influence to the same end In
the other Pad tlc slope States. N.
Gives Vp Grant to Join Greeley.
ELMIRA, N. Y., July ll.
Samuel C. Taber bas resigned membership
of the State Republican committee, and will
The Returning Delegates.
WASHINGTON, July ll
Several Southern delegates to the late con?
vention yet remain In Washington, as also
several from the North, who desired to make
a brief visit this way. Some of them paid a
visit to the public officials to-day, and recipro?
cal courtesies were extended.
Kennion in Alabama.
MONTGOMERY, July IL
All the dally Democratic papers o*f Alabama
have hoisted the Greeley ticket, and tho
weeklies will do so at an early day. The white
people are satisfied with the work of the con?
vention, and the negroes .are sore ou the
Reunion In Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss., July 10.
The news from Ballimore ls received with
great rejoicing, with firing of cannon all the
afternoon, aud now a long torchlight proces?
sion ls pus-ting through the principal streets,
after which lhere will be speaking. Amongst
the orators are Judge Alcorn and the Gover?
nor, besides many formerly of the Democratic
- Reunion.In t??QiMiM**^ - IUI ,
NEW ORLEANS, July 10.
There was an Impromptu ratification meet?
ing In Lafayette Square, with fireworks, a
torchlight procession, music, addresses, and
THE HARLEQUIN HERALD ON THE
CHANCES OF THE CAMPAIGN.
The New York Herald ofTaesday editorially
?Q the great Issues settled by the war of
Southern reconstruction, embracing the new
constitutional amendments of emancipation
and equal civil and political rights to the black
race, the administration and the opposition
party stand upon the same ground. In 1652,
ihe Whigs being In possession of the govern?
ment, tne Demucratic Darty, with Pierce as
their candidate, on ihe slavery com?
promise measures of the great Whlir, Henry
Clay, as their platform, defeated the Whig can?
didate, General Scott, so completely that the
Whig party never rallied from that disaster,
but was next disbanded and dispersed. Now,
with the two parties-the administration and
the opposition party-brought round again to
the same platform, may not tue party in power
be again defeated with its own weapons, and
particularly as the Republican party, havlug
fulfilled its appointed mission, can no longer
plead the necessities ot tue war for the Union
or ot reconstruction. We anticipate, from the
ratlUcailon of the "new departure" ol the
Democratic pariy by this Ballimore Conven?
tion, one of the sharpest, most exciting and
most closely contented Presidential ba?les In
the history of ihe country.
Sights In Baltimore.
The following paragraphs taken from the
Baltimore Sun of Tuesday and Wednesday,
will be read with Interest :
A CAROLINA STRAIGHT-OUTER.
E. F. Stokes, hailing from Greenville, S. C.,
made a speech on Munday to the little clique of
Implacable stralght-ouiera. Mr. Stokes was
exceedingly gushing, and spread tue wi ogs of
his oratory ul most as broad as some of the old
lime Fourth of July orators. Their love for
the American eagle was nota circumstance to
his for the Demucratic party. Ur. Stokes as?
sured i hose who heard him that he was ready
to commit hari-kari for that grand old Demo?
cratic puny. He had been a Union man all
during the war; he kDew how things were In
South Carolina. He prayed to God three times
a day, aud he daily talked with Aleck stephens,
begging and praying that means might be de?
vised lu avoid this wlckeduess, this leap ot
dealb, this crowning Infamy. Quite a dramatic
scene here occurred. Mr. Stones spied a ven?
erable old gentleman from Pennsylvania, lu
whose eye be read flympatny with his utter?
ances. He walked up to him, and took him
by the hands, shaking them with great earn?
'.A WEAK INVENTION Of THE ENEMY."
The city was flooded with documents and
pronunc?amelos of all kinds, Intended lo
; affect the minds of delegates, and it possible
to create dissensions, lt is suspected that the
money to pay for this kiud of operations
comes out of the Radical electioneering fund,
mane up of assessment* on the mauy thou?
sand ofilce-bclders throughout the country,
and distributed by the Cougressional com?
mittee In Washington. On? paper, which was
extensively circulated lust night, was signed
"A jeffersonian Democrat," aud sec form a
long string ol' reasons why Charles Sumner
should be nominated for President. There
was another document directed against Mr
Greeley, signed "A Bourbon Democrat."
The concluding sentence of ibis latter docu?
ment concludes willi the following threat:
'.Should this convention nominate Mr. Gree?
ley, nil true Democrats will be Invited to re?
main here and make the preliminary ar?
rangements for the Domination ot Democratic
candidates, and placing before the people a
Democratic platform, lhat our party may be
saved a disgraceful humiliation of compro?
mising with a Bore-head faction, aud laking
one of them as our leader."
Among other humorous productions was a
"spirit medium" ticket, which bore the pic?
ture of Washington, and the caption "Union
Ticket," which warns us to "beware of a mili?
tary chieftain." G. Washington, and pms up
Greeley for President and Jeff. Davis for Yice
Presldent, with the motto, "United we stand,
(clasped hands,) divided we lall.'-' That, 100,
ls possibly a "weak Invention of the enemy."
GREELEY IN THU WIND.
Among the campaign devices, Invented
possibly to keep the straight-out hot-heads
cool under the July sun of this convention. Is
the Greeley ian, which came with the swelter?
ing crowd yesterday; and soon found Its way
Into every store window and Into everybody's
hand. The fan represents the face and ears of
the wood-chopper of Chappaqua, fringed with
hin PD o wy beard and thin locks, and lt ls a pe?
culiarly happy device at this Juncture, when
every breeze wafts Greeley on Its winga.
Where there ls no breeze it ls a good thing to
have arttdclal means of blowing up tnings.
On the reverse of the fan is a sort of Fowler
chart, showing the phrenological development
of the sage of Chappaqua, in which "What I
know of farming" ls of course prominent.
Bumps are also prominent of "Honesty,"
which Is a rare quality, and other lacetlous al?
lusions are not wantiog to Illustrate In a hu?
morous way the popular Idea of Mr. Greeley's
A LIVELY EVENINO.
In the evening, when the bands began to
play, the crowds collected at Monument
Square, In front of the cluster of hotels at that
point, to enjoy the music. McClnrg's Philadel?
phia Band was on the balcony of the St. Clair
notel, playing, when ihe crowd called out
Governor Waiker, of Virginia. In response to
ihe call, the Governor said this out pouring of
the people, and the evident feel lng all over the
country In regard to the action or the conven?
tion, was due to the fact thar, great principles
were involved more than men; that the people
were tired of military rule, and that the ides of
November next would show an overwhelming
majority for Greeley and Brown. He added
that the Democratic party stood to-day as It
had always done, and as Virginia had always
done, for the country.
THE PROSPECTS OP THE CAMPAIGN.
Yesterday lt was confidently claimed by the
different delegations that New York, Missouri,
Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, New
Hampshire, Ohio, Connecticut. Indiana, Illi?
nois, Nebraska, Kansas, New Jersey, and all
the Southern States except South Carolina,
would undoubtedly oast their electoral votes
for Greeley and Brown. Others claimed that
Massachusetts. Vermont and Maine would go
for the sage of Chappaqua. A delegate from
Iowa also Bald that the Greeley men of that
State would enter the campaign with every
hope of success.
THE WOMEN'S RICHTERS AOAIN.
When tho convention adjourned last night
Mr. Doolittle lett the chair and was about to
retire from the hall, when he was Intercepted
by those Indefatigable workers in the cause ot
'?Woman's Bights," Mrs. Isabella Beeoher
Hooker and Miss Susan B. Anthony. Courte?
ous to a degree, Mr. Doolittle at once Inclined
his ear to the ladles. The trio presented an
interesting and striking appearance. Mr. Doo?
little's erect and commanding figure was seton*
to great advantage by his elegantly fliting
dress coat. Mrs. Hooker, tall and ereci as
the "lord of creation" she was bearding, with
hera bundant tresses of beautiful gray aud
her intellectual sparkling eye; Miss An?
thony, the peer of boib In height, with her
gold spectacles set forward on a nose which
would have delighted Napoleon, the two ladles
both attired In new rich black silks, the alten,
don of the few who yet lingered was at once
attracted to the picture. Miss Anthony, who
can keep on talking as long as an eight-day
clock, seemed to think that on thja~ occasion
ihe moral support of presence was sufficient
Xor her co-worker, and allowed Mrs. Hooker
to do the heavy part, while she listened with
eyes and ears, aud gave her a suggestive
nudge now and then.
Foiled In their attempts to obtain a hearing
at Cincinnati, disgusted with the equivocal
reception they met with at Philadelphia, these
laborers in a cause which, whatever may be
said of Its merita, they have espoused and
clung to with a persistence and a vigor which
ls not often met with In the sterner sex, have
turned their attention to the Baltimore Con?
vention. Tney demand of the Democracy
that they be allowed to appear before ihe con?
tention and state their views, and they seem
to be fully convinced that if this privilege ls
accorded to them that their eloquence will be
so convincing that a woman suffrage plank
wrll be at o?3e inserted-In the platform. Mr.
Doolittle was appealed to to use bis Influence
with the convention to give them a hearing,
but he appeared to be utterly Incredulous of
his persuasive ability In that direction.
Mr. Doolittle told the ladles ihat while be
regretted his inability to concur in their
views, he would make them a proposition as a
compromise. He would go in tor giving the
ballot otu; to such men as married and raised
up families. Miss Anthony here gave Mrs.
Hooker an extra nudge, and the latter said
this was getting a Btone wnen they asked for
bread. "You," said Mrs. Hooker, "talk about
equal rights, and yet you disfranchise fifteen
millions ot us." Mr. Doolittle here noticed a
movement on Miss Anthony's part which in?
dicated that abe was about to pitch In too,
and as he had not eaten his dinner he did not
care io walt until to-morrow lor lt, aud as
graciously as he could he left the ladles in
possession of ihe field. They smiled approv?
ingly on each other, and then left too.
rile Brittan. House of Commons Reject
LONDON, July ll.
In the House of Commons tba debate on the
motion ol Morrison for the second reading of
the proportional representation bill was con?
tinued io a late hour last night. The motion
to extend the provisions of the bill to Ireland
and Scotland was rejected, one hundred and
fifty-four against twonty-slx. The House then
divided, on motion ot Morrison, and lt was
deolded in the negative.
THE RELEASE OE HOWARD.
NEW YORK, July ll.
A sppclal from Madrid of the 10th says: "Dr.
Howard ls lree " The order from Madrid
offered his release as an act of pardon, to
which he demurred, as bis acceptance of lt
might appear an acknowledgment ot guilt,
and a waiver of his right to compensation.
He waa then turned or forced out from his
place of confinement,
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-David Paul Brown, an eminent Philadel?
phia lawyer and author, ladead; age 78.
-David Smith, the youngest son of the
Prophet Joseph, ls lecturing In Salt Lake
-Tne Saratoga races hegln on Saturday,
the 13th, and continue six days. Longfellow
and Bassett are both there.
-Francisca Leinen, who Jumped twenty
five hundred dollars bail lor a robbery in Sa?
vannah, has been arrested In New Yortt.
-The deaths lo Brooklyn for the week were
six hundred and thirty-nine, Including lorty
flve from si*stroke.
-It ia reported that two New York brewe?
ries have failed, with liabilities of three mil?
-A construction train ran Into Greenbrler
River, near the White Sulphur Springs, Va.,
yesterday, killing six and wounding five train
-There ls an Ice famine In Brooklyn, N. Y.,
and great suffering among the sick. Tbere
was no Ice for the citizens for forty-eight
hours. The ice companies blame the strike of
SMALL FRY_Trial Justice Lovett disposed
of the following cases yesterday:
William Johnson, a policeman, was found
guilty, of assault and battery for arresting a
constable of Trial Justice Schroder while lu
the discbarge of his duty, and sentenced to
par twenty dollars and costa or spend thirty
days In Jail. He appealed.
Murray Polite, for assaulting John Cokeley,
at Mount Pleasant, was given the option of
paying-five dollars and cosls or spending thir?
ty days in Jail. He likewise appealed.
Csesar Randall, for a similar offence, was
fined two dollars and costs. Another appeal.
John Lucas, lor assaulting William Hicks,
was fined twenty dollars and costs. He ap?
Joe Smith, for tapping the till of Salvldore
Lartore, In Market street, was sent to Jail for
DUE WEST COLLEGES.
COMMENCEMENT AT ERSKINE COL?
Beginning of the PublieExercises-Es?
saye, Declamations, Orations and De?
bates-Lindsey Dall In Gala Dress
The College Band.
[PBOK O?E SPECIAL COBEK?PONDHNT.]
Dus WEST, 8. C., Joly ?.
The first public exercises of the commence?
ment season at Erskine College ! were given
last evening at Linde ey Hall, and attracted a
large and intelligent audience. The great
ball bad been beautifully decorated for the oc?
casion by the tasteful lingera of the students
of tb* Female College, and when In
the evening lt was lighted. up by the
numerous lamps of the two large chande?
liers and filled with crowded rows of
bright faced auditors, formed a beautiful
and animated picture. Over the stage,
which extends completely across one end of
the hal), were erected arches of evergreen,
hung at intervals with baskets of natural
flowers. On the stage was a handsome car?
pet, two pianos, and seats for the students of
t ne faculty, and on the wall, in rear of the
platform, were various legends and designs
wrought In evergreens. Of these the
motto of the college, "Scientia cum morions
conjuncta," a cross with flowers wreathed
upon it, and the five-pointed star of the Ame?
llan Society, for med the contrai ?rname nts,and
were flanked on either side by the badges of
the Euphemian and Phllomathean Societies,
and their respective mottoes In Greek and Lat?
ia. The windows were shaded by fine lace cur?
tains depending from gilded cornices, and the
l|gbt was furnished by two massive chande?
liers of bronze and gilt depending from tho
ceiling. In the gallery, which extends across
the opposite end of the hall, were seated ihe
members of the college band, an Institution
in which the students take a great and par?
donable pride. It contains about a dozen
members, and owns ten fine brass instru?
ment?, upon which, on occasions like the
present, a clans of music is discoursed which
would do no discredit to many ol the profes?
sional bands of the United States, Last eve
Ding the literary exercises were alternated
with a brilliant succession of marches, quick?
steps, polkas and popular airs, whloh were
performed with an accuracy and delicacy of
execution very creditable indeed to the young
The exercises consisted of contests In essay
reading between members of the Junior class
and in declamation between the members of
the sophomore class. Not that all the members
ot th? two classes delivered themselves of
orations and exhibited their powere ot decla?
mation, for that would have resulted in a
stream of adolescent eloquence for which
even the patience ol the commencemeht-lov
Ing Due Jesters would hardly be sufficient,
but each class put forth lour representatives,
being presumably the best essayists or de
claimers of the class, and thus the contest was
limited to four individuals in each class and
the programme to eight exerc?es. These
champions (or wranglers, to ose the.
traditional term,) were selected In tho
solemn conclaves ot the two literary so?
cieties, to one or the other of which
every student of the college is sure to
belong, and thus the element of rivalry be?
tween the two societies entered Into the con?
test, and doubtless made lt more attractive.
The Euphemian Society nominated as essayists
Messrs. J. G. Cbisolm and M. B. Clinkscales,
and, as declalmers, Messrs. T. M. Lowry and
W. L. Miller. The Pul lomat h ea ns named aa
essayists Messrs. D. G. Caldwell and L. W.
Hunter, and. as declalmers, Messrs. T. M.
Lowry and W. L. Miller. The literary por?
tion of the programme was fellows:
ESSAYS BY JUNIORS.
"Qualifications necessary to success In Hie."
D. G. Caldwell, Concord, N. C. :
"National Glory." J. G. Chisel rn, Fort
"All things rise to fair, and flourish but to
decay." M. B. Clinkscales, Anderson, 8. C.
"Talents honorable only as they are used."
L. W. Hunter, Charlotte. N. C.
DECLAMATIONS BY S0FHOMOBES.
"Spartacus to the Gladiators of Capua." W.
E. Beeton, Selma, Ala.
"Spartacus to the Roman Envoys in Etru?
ria." R. 8. Galloway, Due West, 8. C.
"The South." T. M. Lowry, Yorkvllle, 8.0.
"Napoleon, his career and fate." ' W. L.
Miller, Due West, 8. C.
Tnls programme was faithfully carried out,
and all of the young gentlemen did well, the
efforts of each one seing greeted by applause*
and frequent floral offerings from the ladles
of the audience. The prizes for which they
contended consisted simply of "honorable
mention" In the catalogue, and the award ls
not to bs made until Thursday evening, when
the reports of the various examining commit?
tees will .pe made and the prizes publicly
This evening there were further exercises la
Lindsey Hall, consisting of the first batch of
orations by the members of the senior class,
and a prize debate between lour of the seniors.
There were Ave orations, as follows :
"No More." T. A. Barron, Oakland, Tens.
"Power of Eloquence." H. E. Bonner, Due
West, 8. C. .
'?Friendship/' B. P. Clinkscales, Ander?
son. 8. C.
"What have ye done." 0. 8. Dale, Allen
..Tne path of glory leads but to the grave."
D. Walter Hawthorn, Due West, 8. C.
The debate was upon the question, "Ought
representatlues to be bound by the will of
their constituents?" The affirmative waa
sustained oy Messrs. W. M. Hunter, o? Cralg
head, N. C., and W. E. Mell wain, of Wolfs
vllie, N. C.; and the negative by Messrs. Bi 0.
Ligon, ol Abbeville, 8. C., and fi. A. Be ld. or
Anderson, S. C., the first two representing
the Philomathean and the others the Euphe?
mian society. The programme, Hue that of
last evening, was Interspersed with muelo by
the college band, and all passed off smoothly
and with evident satisfaction and pleasure ta
the orowded audience assembled. PICKET.
WHO TS ITT
"Rumored Defalcation of a J ad ge."
[From the SumterlNews.l
It ls unfortunately true that a circuit Judge,
not residing or holding court in the tnlrdor
fourth circuits, has turned up to be a defaulter
to the United State Government in the sum of
several thousand dollars. This ls not, and
cannot be a secret matter, or one that can ba
hushed up any longer, since the goverment
has taken, or ls about lake measures to Indem?
nify Itself for the defalcation, which ls a sub?
ject of public notoriety in this community.
We have never heard what.explanation tue
Judge In question gives of the circumstance,
that his account with the government fall? to
balance, but that lt does not balance ls undeni?
able. We presume that legal gentlemen will
investigate the case thoroughly and develop
jfnneral fl otters._
"^TTE?lk~?u^Eii, FRIENDS AND
Acquaintances or Mr. and Mrs. John Graver, and
of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Fenke, and of Mr. A. D.
Braver, are respectfully Invited to attend the
Funeral of M A KG CERITA CATHARINE O KA VER,
aged l* year and 3 days, the only child of th?
former, at their resldenoe, No. 662 King street,
THIS MORNING, at lu o'olock. jolyia-*
pg* MISTAKE.-THE ~UN DEESIGNED
begs leave to Inform his friends that the report
that has reached the public that he is running
expressly with Captain C. B. SIQWALD ls a mis?
take, and that he rents hi j own Hall for his meet?
ings in Ward 8 on his own responclbl.ity.
JUlyl2-l* LOUIS DUNN KM A SN.
THREE WEEKS AFTER DATE APPLI?
CATION will be made for renewal or Oer?
ilucate or 158 Shares of Planters' and Mechanics'
Bank SIOCK. standing in the name of Trustees
si,lira's Dispensary, the original having been lost.
Charleston, July 9, 1872. July4-Uu}