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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE-niEL?ND OF AMERICA.
SOUTH CAROLINA AND THE BALTI?
Eloquent Speech of the Hon. M. P.
!n the Baltimore Convention on Wednes?
day, niter Mr. Bayard, of Delaware, had con
cloded bis speech protesting against the adop?
tion of the Cincinnati platform, Mr. O'Connor,
of Sooth Carolina, rose and said:
ffenfiemen 0/ the Convention-I profoundly
regret that there should be any division of
opinion either upon the platform of principles
or upon our candidates lo this juncture ot our
national affairs, [applause.] The whole na?
tion ls at tbe present time in a crisis when all
issues 9bould be merged in the one great and
overshadowing issu.- of the deleat of the
present national administration, which ls
working such ae tri mr nt to the B< public.
Mr. President and gentlemen, the great
changes that bave taken place In the last
eight years, tending to the complete centrali?
zation of this government In all of Us depart?
ments, have emboldened an unscrupulous Ex?
ecutive to>iu; commission of acts of usurpa*
. tlon and m tyranny tbat now endanger the
very foundations of American liberty. [''That's
. so!" and applause.] lu the rapid march of
events, many of th? ancient landmarks of ail
political organizations have been Bwept away
add entirely forgotten, while many of these
landmarks have been comparatively modified
and changed to suit the creative situation of
things. Toe reconstruction acts which In 13 >8
were, by this convention, denounced as un?
constitutional and void, bave been accepted
by nearly all the State conventions as fixed
facts, [applause,] and acquiesced In by the or?
gans ol almost all shaces of political belief
throughout the country. Tue fifteenth
constitutional amendment--the amend?
ment which gave universal suffrage
that amendment which was felt more*
seriously In my State than perhaps
In any other section of this Republic, I say
that amendment whloh was at first challenged
and resented, and threatened to be obliterated
from the organic law of the nation-1 say tnat
-that amendment has been acquiesced in as
the? public expression of the popular will, and
never aaa. oe successfully controverted.
Eat applause,] and never can be repealed.
ie wed applause.] Public opinion 1B higher
all governmenta, and higher than all con?
ventional principies, and before ita rising tide
the old landmarks masc recede and new ones
must be established. [ Applause.]
I say, Mr. President, that lt ls just as imoos
Blble in statesmanship to establish a govern?
ment over men that ls inflexible, as lt is in
, nature to create men without passing irom
infancy to manhood, and without being sensi?
ble io the changes of season, of growth and
of climate. [Applause.] Here ls the great
Democratic party to-day, with Its glorious tra?
ditions, with Its splendid associations clinging
to her nama and character, and the whole na?
ilon la looking at her, appeallog to ber to lay
upon the altar ot our Common country all of
her prejudices. [Applause.]
'Mr. President, we have not come here to or?
ganize a movement lora Bingle State, Honor
a single section, but we have acme here to or?
ganize a movement for the salvation of the
whole Republic. [Cries of "gooa," and ap?
plause.] Though South Carolina may be
crushed almost to annihilation by the superin?
cumbent mass of infamy and corruption
which 1B weigh luz ber dowo, and though ber
sister States of the South may ne exhausted
Jiy the debilitating pressure of Radical mis?
government, io the smaller, but equal ratio,
the whole arteries which lead to the great
national heart have been poisoned by the
great public body at Washington-the exhala?
tions that escape and infect the whole atmos
here. It breathes of corruption, and every
reeze that cornea to us irom Washington
comes tainted with tyranny. ["That's so,"
Why, slr, wnat ia the condition of this Be
public to-day ? We have a President who does
not present himself tn the guise of a simple
' civilian, but presents himself in the epau?
lettes of a general before the Republic. We
have a President who one day thrusts bis offen?
sive claims In. the face of England, and the
next day ingloriously Btrikes the American
colors. [Cries of "edarno on him !" and ap?
plause.] He submits to the superior British
diplomacy of Granville and Gladstone one day,
while the next day he orders his Minister
Sickles, in Spain, to make threats against the
Impotent Kingdom ot Spain. - That ls - the
government and that ls the di plo macy of this
government. Aye, gentlemen, I say to you,
. that these great, these tremendous evils, are
aufflclent to unite the whole nation into one
holy and Invincible alliance to deleat these un?
hallowed purposes. [Cries of "good !" and
Mr. President, I fear that I have trespassed
almost too much on your time, [Cries of "No,"
"No," ''Go on," "Go on,"] but 1 beg leave to
say for South Carolina that when- the war
closed she did hope to clasp hands with
her Northern brethren over that bloody chasm,
and she sees the day dawning now when that
hope will be recognized [Cries ot "Good," and
applause] and when lt wul be tully realized in
the election of a man to the Presidency who ls
the embodiment of benevolence [Applause]
and who ls the very spirit of brotherhood and
'philanthropy. [Cries of "Good," and loud and
continued applause.] We will not have a
peace like the peace of General Grant, but we
will have a peace inscribed upon the banners
of Greeley [great applause] of universal am?
nesty, universal equality, and for eternity.
But let me say that South Carolina, under
the si any fold cf that banner-the banner of
the Union, under whloh she fought and did
triumph, and afterwards against which she
longm, but without success-that banner
which ever will be triumphant as long as the
banks of her great lakes shalt echo to the Re
cents of freedom, and the Missouri and the
Mlsaissppl shall roll through the Inheritance
of freedmen. [The speaker was here Inter?
rupted by loud applause.]
Gentlemen, I nave trespassed tpo long.
[Cries of 'Go od."] Let me say this ia reply
to me gentleman from Delaware. Let me say
this, the thirteen tn amendment ls practically
out of view, because all the States have prac?
tically ratitted the abolition of slavery.
The fourteenth amendment ls practically
null. In consequence of the late amnesty acts,
and will become a complete nullity when
Horace Gre&ley ls elected President of the
United Slates [Great applause.] And, as to
the fifteenth amendment, let me .say to the
gentleman from Delaware that while our State
bas had to endure what he ls so much opposed
to-negro suffrage ad nauseaum-that, speak?
ing my Individual convictions, I would be the
last mau to assist in, and would deprecate the
day when any party In this Bepubtlc would
. ever enroll on its banner the principle to
wrest from four million Africans that which
has been given them. [Great applause. ]
Let-them have lt, and let them keep lt, and
v?e will accommodate ourselves to it.
Have patience, and this great party t$com?
ing Into power, and we will have a govern?
ment which will be equal In its laws and
equal and exact in Its justice to all men. But
above all let me say to this convention that all
of the effects of this administration that we
have felt moat severely, was the act by which
the President of the United States was given
the power to suspend the great writ of
Our poor State of South Carolina, the Ire?
land of America, you may say the Niobe State,
South Carolina almost broken upon the wheel
of fortune. I say that us far as she is con?
cerned, that when I think of the manner in
which that a"t has been carried out-the man?
ner in which that act suspending the writ of
habeas corpus has been carried out, I say it
would shock the sense of the civilized world.
Now, Mr. President, the suspension of that
writ, which may be suspended to-day In our
State for one cause, may be suspended any
other day for any other causo, and every ves?
tige of your liberties will be swept away. '
Mr. President, I am satisfied that I have ex?
hausted the patience ot the convention, and
Jiave nearly exhausted myself, and I will not
trespass upon vonr conrtesy longer, but will
now cheerfully yield the floor. [Great ap?
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
_A number of persons were Injured yester?
day by a collision on the Pan Handle Railroad.
-The public schools at Paterson, N. J., are
closed on account of the small-pox.
TUE RING IN THE COU."TS.
Parker Abandons the Bond Scrip and ls
Ordered to Clear up his Accounts-The
Blue Ridge Case Postponed for a
Week-An Onslaught upon Judge
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NBW8.J
CoL?MBrA, Friday, July 12.
Messrs. Chamberlain and Melton, the coun?
sel for Treasurer Parker in the bond scrip
case, declined to deliver any argument to?
day, elvi cg up the case as a lost cause.
The case of T. J. and H. W. Gibson, and
others, creditors against Parker as treasurer,
was called up. Tbe counsel for the plaintiff
took exceptions to Parker's return, on affida?
vit, as being inexplicit, and the court ordered
him to amend, and postponed the further
hearing ot the case till Friday next. The ob?
jection wa? that Parker dtd not itemize his ac?
count of receipts and expenditures.
The case of John Mackay against the Blue
Ridge Railroad, which was to have come up
before Judge- Melton to-day, was also post?
poned on aocount of the absence ol Ihe par?
ties. It ls fixed for bearing to-morrow week.
It seems that the Bing contemplate attacking
Orr In his strongholds. L. C. Carpenter, of
the Union, speaks in Abbeville to-night, and
on the 30th instant there will be a mass meet?
ing at the same place, which will be addressed
by Scott, Neagle, Parker and other rlngites.
The Argument on Thursday.
The Columbia Colon gives the following re?
port of the arguments on Thursday, before
Judge Willard, in the matter of the Bevenue
Bond Scrip, a sketch of which was printed In
TBE NEWS ol yesterday: * -
Mr. Pope began his argument for the relator
ast ?ti nu the positions taken In the complaint,
i contended that lt never was the Intention
ot the Legislature that pact dun taxes should
be paid In scrip ; that the act authorizing the
Issue of scrip waa contrary to the Constitution
of the State of South Carolina; and that tbe
act authorizes the emission ol Dills o? credit,
and ls, therefore, contrary to the Constitution
of the Uultfd States. He quoted from the
aots under which taxes now past due wt*relaid
to show than tbey were payable In certain
kinds of funds, and could nor, therefore, be
payable In revenue bond scrip. The bills re?
ceivable were unconstitutional. It was con?
tended that the acts of March 7, 1872, repealed
all previous acts, and that the Legislature In?
tended that all taxes were payable in this scrip;
But he contended that proposition was un?
sound and conld not be maintained; first, be?
cause the act had no appealing clause; second,
a repeal by implication ls not to be regarded
by the court; and, third, that In all cases
wbere two acts are not directly opposed to
each other, and the latter does not expressly
repel the former, they must stand t< gether
and be Interpreted together. Mr. Pope quoted
largely from Sedgwl'k on Statutory Law.
The language of the aet of March 7th, 1872,
does not refer to back taxes, but to classes ol
taxes; that ls. whether for school purposes or
lor payiog Interest on publie dent, &c. Pre?
vious to 1872 there had been no specific levy
to pay Interest on tne public debt. Judge
Willard here suggested that there was really
no separate tax t&pay interest on public dent,
but that all taxeB were levied and collected at
one lime as one tax, and wanted to hear Mr.
Pope's views upon the duty of tne county
treasurer li bond scrip .were, receivable for
taxes, except Interest on public debt, should
he receive a certain proportion or the whole
Mr. Pope thought that a certain proportion
should be paid In currency. Mr. Pope contin?
uing, said that the Legislature looked entirely
to tne future. They supposed, or should have
supposed, that all the back taxes had been
collected. If this aet applied to book taxes It
was offering a bonus to de.lnqueqt taxpayers,
because such a currency as this sorlp was
bound to depreciate.
Mr. Pope then proceeded lo elaborate bis
next point, contending that the issue ol the
scrip was unconstitutional. He praised those
provisions of the constitution WLlob limited
the powers of the Legislature la regard to
contracting; debts, and tbe provisions which
make taxation the only source of revenue.
He read these sections of the constitution re?
lating to these matters. The General Assem?
bly had the powercb provide for ordinary
expenses. He showed how, according to the
constitution, they could do this Until
a debt or liability of the State was
actually In existence they had no power to
lame sorlp. lt was proper that the State
should have no other resource than taxation.
It obliged every citizen to bear part of the
burden, and so to feel the State. He next de?
tailed the method of levying laxes tor ordina?
ry expenses, and for making up any deficit.
The State mst;hi Issue bonds lor extraordinary
expenses, and could meet them in no other
way, and'then a tax might be laid to pay in?
terest on the bonds, and for their redemption.
There never was.a debt due from the State to
the Blue Bldge Railroad Company, and there
fore lt was unconstitutional to issue this eorlp.
Mr. Pope next gave a history or legislation in
regard to the Blue Bldge Rai ruad Com?
pany lrom 1864 to 1872, contending that
the act to promote the . consolida ron ot
the Greenville and Columbia Railroad
Company and the Blue Ridge Ball
road Company was unconstitutional, because
lt related to more than one subject, and the
subject was not expressed In its title. Tbe
provisions of the act had never been carried
out by the two roads. The act of 1872 com?
mences with a recital whlob ls untrue, both In
In point of fact and point of law. Tne whole
aot Is u neonat lt m Ional. Th? act ls contrary
to the Constitution of the United States, be?
cause lt authorizes the emls-lon ot bills ot
credit. Hr. Pope hero gave a history of the
action of the convention in relation to the
clause o? the Constitution of the United States
which prohibits any State from issuing bills o?
credit He contended that the revenue bond
scrip are bills of credit, and cited decisions of
the Supreme Court of the United States to sus?
Mr. Magrath, as attorney for one of the
holders of scrip, replied lo Mr. Pope. He pro?
posed to present the other aide bf the case as
a pure question of law. The State of South 1
Carolina has authorized the Issue of certain ?
certificates o? Indebtedness o? a certain form
and of certain d?nominations, setting lort n
that the sum mentioned therein laduebyihe
State to the bearer thereof. It was not a bill
o? credit. The consideration of this question
does not bri ^g bet?re the court all the parties
who have an interest In this case. The scrip
has passed Into the bands of third parties for
value. Tne parties who held bonds have re?
turned them and received scrip In exchange.
It then becomes a contract between the
State and ibo party who hold the scrip,
which must be enforced. It ls lor a
State alone to determine In what form the
public dues sbaU be paid. No court can con?
trol the form in which dues to the State itself
shall be paid. The form of this scrip is aa un?
like a bill of credit as anything can be. The
contract between the State and the holder ls
perfect. The validity ot such a contract and
ibe competency of the parties , to it has been
again and again affirmed by tbe highest au?
thority in the United States. Mr. Magrath
contended that the opinions cited by Mr. Pope
to prove the scrip a bill of o edit sustained the
contrary, and quoted from those opinions to
sustain bis proposition. There Is no obligitlon
on the part of a creditor of the State to receive
this scrip In satisfaction of a debt to him. If
the revenue bond scrip are bills o? credit then
coupons representing the interest due on
State bonds are bills of credit.
Tbe Columbia Phoenix, in its report of the
Judge Willard seemed to have very well
settled convictions that the bond scrip are
bills of credit. In fact, be declared as much
to the counsel, and begged that they would
address themselves specially to the point.
The bond scrip, as be conceived, being plainly
Intended to answer all the ordinary uses o? a
circulating medium, and acknowledging a
debt due and to be paid, are certainly as much
bills of credit as anything could be.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, July 12.
The conditions continue favorable tor partly
cloudy weather, and showers or rain for the
Southern States, east of the Mississippi.
THE COTTON OUTLOOK.
SUDDEN AND EARLY APPEARANCE
OP THE CATERPILLAR.
Tbe news of the appearance of the caterpil?
lar on the Coast was confirmed yesterday by
Intelligence received from several additional
MONTGOMERY, ALA., July 12.
The caterpillar, In unusual numbers, has ap?
peared all through the colton belt three weeks
earlier than ever before. The wet weather
which develops the worm still continues.
The Montgomery (Ala.) Advertiser, of
Tbe planters of Alabama are complaining
deeply and loudly ot an excess of wet weath?
er. Too muon rain ls almost as fatal to tbe
cotton crop as the caterpillar, and from all the
evidences now before us lt appears that we
are to have both this year.
There were more cotton caterpillars in the
city yes te: ?ay. We saw some specimens of
tne noxious little reptiles, some ot wnlch
came from plantations on the Eu 'tula road,
as far away to the southwest as : .tz pat rick
station. From what we can let o? their
habits and history ibis ls the second crop of
the caterpillar. Heretofore this crop has
never put In its appearance before tbe last
week In July, and even after that late date the
third crop appeared .soon enough to destroy
halt the growing crop. Tbere ls, therefore,
no estimating the damages likely to ensue the
present threatening aspect ol affairs. Wet
weather is the worms fostering seas m. They
always flourish best In raloy sea-one. Tne
present wet snell is, therefore, ominous of ihe
mi ure of tne cotton plant, for li nothing
occurs calculated to out short the ravages o?
this terrible foe, the cotton orop of the Booth
will be tearfully short. .
The Euf?ula Times of the 7th states on good
authority that the caterpillars are now pretty
generally on both sides of the river, from
Neal's Landing to Columbia, Henry County,
and In places where rain has fallen every day
for a week or ten days. They are Increasing
very rapidly In the fields below Gordon.
An old and experienced Charleston cotton
factor, now absent from the city, In a private
letter, gives bis views as follows:
The present season reminds me and com?
pares with that of 1869 more fully than any
previous one. Then as at this lime the cotton
plant was more fully developed than in any
previous year. In 1869 the season continued
regular, und the plant seemed attaining per?
fection in all paris ot the cotton region early
In the month ot August. DurlDg tbe month ot
August the caterpillar made lui appearance,
and we know what the result was, both In
quality and price. This season has all the
prime causes to breed the caterpillar
abundance ofraln, warm eun and a large
growth of all kinds of vegetation. Apart from
this the months of July and August are the
months that make the colton crop. Al this
lime the plant never looked more flourishing,
having had good seasons and been stimulate J
with fertilizers, and to use a familiar expres?
sion, lt appears In all Its glory. Ills luxuriating
and feasting upon all the good things of the
earth. Now to keep up this revelry lt will re?
quire something that we do not often see In
the months of July and Auguct. It will re?
quire moderate ram?, mixed with a good de?
gree of sunshine. Without caterpillars, with
three or four weeks of dry weather and hot
sun the crop would be Uko that of last year.
With a continuation o? the present showery
aod wei weather we will have the rot, ooii
worm and almost certainly the caterpillar.
Taking ail things together, I look unod-toe
cotton crop as being in a very precarious con?
dition, fjuder the circumstances, lt I know
what advice to .give you, I would give lt, .
cheeriully. Wnen we look at the stock ra an
our pori s we see lt very light. When we look
at the marke LS we see prions declining, and
without any demand-a very unusual state of
things, and to force aalen at ruinous rates ls
very unpleasant to any factor aa well aa his
lrlende. I think I would place myself on the
walt-and-watoh platform for the next thirty
days, and see what will turn up la the mean?
time. Before the middle of August you may
see cotton higher than it has been this season.
TBE FIRST BALE.
GALVESTON, July 8.
The first bale of new cotton ls reported from
Brownsville. It was baled on the 3d,*and
will be shipped to-New Orleans by the first
seamer. It ls classed low middling.
rae GROWING COTTON.
An Important and Trustworthy State?
NEW ORLEANS, July 6,1872.
To the President and Board of Directors of
the New Orleans Cotton Exchange:
GENTLEMEN-We beg leave io submit, with?
out comment, the following report of the
growlog crop of cotton, made up by us from
replies to our Interrogatories during the
month of June:
We have numerous letters from this Slate.
lu a lew counties planters complain of un- 1
favorable weaiher since the 16th of May, and !
Borne imperfect stands, but nearly all our cor
respondents report the former as much more
favorable than last year, and the latter as !
being very fine. Taking the average or estl- :
mat-s, we flud ihat about forty-five per cent,
ot the crop, owing to long continued dry ,
weather, did not cerne up unui after the 20th
of May. The present condition of crops ls
generally excellent, and with a favorable and
late fall the yield ls expected to be a "full 1
The weather, according to all of our corres- <
pondents, bas been, since the 16tb of May, I
very favorable, and much more BO when com?
pared with last year. Fully one-third of the
orup ls reported not to have come up until
after the 20th of May. Sunds are said to be
generally good, though In some o? ihe parishes j
on the Mississippi Biver, where a considerable I
portion came up late, this ls said to be not In ?
a very good condition. With good seasons, '
and late lall, an avenge yield is looked for. '
Worms have appeared In small numbers In the '
Parish of Naicbltoches, and, as ls usual on 1
their first appearance, have done no damage. 1
TEXAS. " .j
Replies to our interrogatories from this Slate '
date from 16th to 281 h of June. Weather has j
been, since 15ih or May, very favorable to the i
frrowth of the crop, and muon more favorable i
n comparison with same period last year, j
The percentage of late planting in this Stale i
Is very small, say five per cent., and cotton
was generally up in time. Stands and present
condition are Bald to be very fine, and the
prospect is, with an average fall, that a full
average crop will be gathered. While, wkh a
late fall and favorable Season, appearances"In?
di cate that a very large crop-will be made. .
Worms are reported to na In the counties of <
Upsn ur, Liberty and Jefferson, but no injury i
to the orop has as yet been done by them.
In this State the weather bas been, since !
15th May, very wet and unfavorable, heavy j
washing rains having fallen nearly through- ;
ont the entire State, making the season this
year much less favorable for the growth of
the young plant thaa last year. The stands
and condition are represented as unotvery 1
promising, the plant being -'small, backward
and In the grass," the wet weather having '
prevented the proper working of the same.
We have reported as planted late 36 per cent.,
and about 40 pjr cent, as not having come to ;
a stand belore 10th May. Our correspondents
say that even with an average fall less (han an
average crop must be made, while with ?avor
bie seasons and late fall no more than an aver?
age can be obtained.
From tbls State our correspondence dat?s
from8ihio 2lst June, and ihe large majority
repoitthe weather since 16tn May as favora?
ble, and as more favorable to the growing
crop than aam? period last year, with very
good Btands, and generally In good condition.
About 15 per cent, of the cotton was planted
late, and about 20 per cent, was late In coming
to a stand, which ia reported to hare been
perfected by lSih May. Prospecta are prom?
ising in thia State for a full yield with an aver?
age fall and seasons, and for a large yield with
favorable fall and good seasons.
In this State, according to average of esti?
mates Bent us by over furry correspondents,
there was about fifty per cent, ot the crop
planted wiiioh did not coin? tip until after the
20th of May. In twelve counties the late
planting ls reported not to, have come to a
stand before the 1st June, although the
weather since the 15th May ls very generally
reported to us as having teen very favorable
and seasonable, aud as muon more favorable
when compared with same date last year.
With an average fall, our correspondents, look
for a lull crop, while they say, "should the
seasons be favorable and the fall late, a large
crop may be expected."
Our reports from this State date from nt n
to 20th June; the weather smce the 16th May
IB represented as having been generally favor?
able, though less favorable wnen compared
wlih same date last year. 8iands and condi?
tion are generally reported as good, though in
many parts ol the State as small and back?
ward; aoout one-third of the crop was planted
late, and a small increase over this, say forty
per cent., was late In coming up. wnlch on an
average came to a Btand on or aoout the 16th
of .May. With a favorable .fal], a full yield is
expeoted. . .., '..
SOUTH CAROLINA. 1
Our letters from this State are not very nu?
merous, and date from 17th to 28th of June.
The weat her has been dry, but on the whole
more favorable than last year since 16th of
May. One-halt of the crop In this State was
planted late, and did not ooma up until the
l?th of May. Stands and condition are said to
bf, on the whole, good,though in some places
email but clean and healthy, and our. corres?
pondents are led to believe that with an aver?
age lall .an average crop will be made, and
that a late fall wltn good seasons will give thlB
State a tull yield. , . .
By the letters of our numerous correspond?
ents In this State, the weather, since the 15th
of May ls represented ss having been gene-,
rally'dry and bot, and to have been much
more favorable to the crop than at same period1
last year. They report as planted late in this
stale one-fourth ot the crop and one-third as
having come up late, say from the 20th to 25 h
ot May. and In some lew counties stands from
the late planting were not -.secured until alter
the 1st or June. The re porta as to blands and
the present condition of the aro ps vary, but
on tue whole are considered goodland with
an average fall a fair j leid Is anticipated, while
with favorable Reasons and late lall a full crop
may be expected. *
Our reports from this State' are meagre, da?
ting from I5tn to 2lth June. Weather bas
been very dry and hoc since 16th' May. ?and
compares favorably with seasons-same time
last year. Ten per oeut. of crop planted late,
whloh came up about 25th May. Stands and
present condition reported aa generally good,
and with average fall and seasons a full yield'
Is anticipated, while with favorable season
and late fail a large crop may be expected.
PERRY NUGENT, Cotton Factor,
R. DKOA?, Cotton Buyer.
HARRISON WATTS, Cotton Broker,
RICHARD FLOWER, Cotton Factor.
Committee on Information and Statistics.
REPORTS FROM SOUTH CAROLINA.
In York the crop is very promising.
lu Winnsboro' the prospect ls good.
In Darlington now the crops are flourishing.
IQ Cheater the prospect for a good crop ls
In Greenville cotton Is doing as well as can
The crop In Abbeville bas suffered from the
drought, and the stands are defective.
Ia some parts of Marlboro'rain ls needed,
but the crop* generally lor-K well. 1
--'to Do too n^itnn.la.pJ>'Her than usual, and
the indication now ls that the crop will be as
large as It was two years ago. That, however,
depends ou the August rains and the fall sea?
In Barnwell the cotton crop Is greater In
acreage than that of 1871, bot not so great as
that ot any other year since 1865. It is gener?
ally clean, and while the stand is not so good
as we could wish, the crop in most localities ls
up to date above tbe average. The exceptions
to this rule being In the three different por?
tions of our county visited by the destructive
huil-Btorms In May.
COTTON MOVEMENT FOR THE WEEK.
NEW YORK, July 12.
The 1 olio win g table shows the cotton move?
ment for the week ending to-day :
Receipts at all ports for the
wees. 3.140 16,403
Ti.tal for the year.2,690,285 3,741,748
Rr ports Tor tue week. 3,913 7 87.
Toral exports Tor 'he year... 1,921,198 2,999,869
Stock at all ports lu the Cul
teil Slates. 136,99 2 203,036
Stock at interior towns. 10 495 17,112
stock In Live pool. os2,o_o 6s0,000
American cotton afloat tor
Great Britain. 39,000 93,000
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE MARKET.
The Tribune ol Wednesday, July io, says:
Old potatoes can be had for caning them
away. A canal boat is trying to charge 10
Dents per bbl. New potatoes are doing rather
belter. They are coming from South Carolina.
Tomatoes from Long ls aud are on sale, and
30 ls green corn from New Jersey. A teW
Bermuda potatoes still arrive aod sell at $6.
Quotations : Cabbages, per 100, $4i6; corn,
burlington, $1 76*2; cucumbers, u I, per 100,
tl; onions, Bermuda, pur crate, 76c.a$l; do.,
Connecticut, per 100 strings, Ui5; puiaioee,
L I., Bose, per bbl. $2 50i3; pO'aioes, rare?
ripes, per bbl., $2 60a3; potatoes, Md. and Ya.,
Der bbl., $2d3; squashes, L. L, per oasket, 26a
37c ; sqnashes, marrow, per bol., SI 6012; to?
matoes, Va., per orate, $1; tomatoes, L. I., per
Dushel, $2 50J3; watermelons, S. C., per 100,
The Dally Bulletin, of Thursday, July 11th
New potatoes are about steady bot not firm
u $2 60a9 per bbl. Bermuda held at about $6.
[Q vegetables, green corn has appeared from
Jersey and sold at $1 76 per 100, Other kinds
without essential ohange. We quote as fol
?OWB:?Green peas, Long Island, two bushel
aags, 75c. Bermuda ont >DB 50ca$l per crate.
Southern onions, per bbl, $2 76a3; do, Con?
necticut. $1. Cucumbers. Norfolk, per bul, 50'.a
il; do Jersey and Long Island $1 per 100.
squash, per basket, 25x37c! do, marrowfat,
per bbl, $1 50V2. New turnips $3 48 per 100
bunches. Cabbages, tua per 100 String
beans, Long Island, per iwo bushel bag 75c.
Breen onions $4. per 100 bunches. Beets, Jer?
sey, tU5. Cauliflowers, $1 75a3 per dozen.
Southern tomatoes $1 per crate.
THE NEW YORK FRUIT MARKET.
The Tribune, of Wednesday, July 10, say 9:
?Apples vary from day to day according aa
the Norfolk steamer ls heavily or lightly load?
ed. Some very ao?d fruit has been sold at
1450 per bbl. Pears are not yet quotable.
Aorlcots vary from 30a35c In quart boxes to
t3ii tor puny peach baskets. Peaches take
the wide range of 60c*ll for those from the
South In poor order, to $i 50a5 for choice, and
E2a3 for Hale's Early from North Carolina,
loose sent irom Sout u Carolina are generally
In poor order. Some very fine Wilson's early
blackberries are coming from Jerser, with
good Dorcbesters. They sold at 25c per
quart this morning, but late arrivals were
offering at 20c. Antwerp raspberries sell readi?
ly, generally at 10c. Quotations: Apples, Va.,
new. $2a4 per bbl; do erste*, $i 50*2; Peaches,
N. C.,' per crate, $2a4 60; do poor, SOoaSl;
Cherries, common, 6a3 per lb; do good, 8al0;
do extra, 12al5; currants, 7a9 per lb;do cher?
ry. Mile; gooseberries, small. $3a3 50 per
bushel; iiOO?ebe.rrle<>, large, per bushel, $6a6;
raspberries, B cap, 10al2 per qi ; do Antwerp,
per-J qt, 8-ilO:.blackbernt-s 12al6 per qt; do
Wiisou'aand Lawton, 20*26; Whortleberries,
Delaware, $3 60a4 per bushel; do Jersey, $4
REPORTED EXPLOSION ON BULL Brrsa.--It
was reported lu tbls city last evening (hat the
boiler of a washing machine on Bull River
had exploded, killing two men.
HAIL TO THE CHIEF !
HORACE GREELEY ACCEPTS THE
Cheering Intelligence from all (?nartera
Regarding the Liberal movement?
NEW TOBE, July 12.
Tbe committee appointed by tbe Baltimore
Convention to communicate to Mr. Greeley
hi3 nomination, consulting of ex-Senator Doo?
little, of Wisconsin; Jamed S. Thayer, ot New
York ; Judge Abbott, of Massachusetts ; James
Cbeanut, of South Carolina; Jobn C. Burch, of
Tennesse, and A. A. Miller, of Illinois, arriv?
ed at the Fifth avenue Hotel, every member
Soon after twelve o'clock the committee
proceeded to the Lincoln Club room to meet
Mr. Greeley, who was present with two or
[ three friends to receive them. Senator Doo?
little, addressing Mr. Greeley, said the Na?
tional Democratic Convention had devolved
upon the comm;ttee now present the pleasing
duty to wait upon him In person to notify him
of his nnanlmoua nomination for the Presi?
dency by that convention, the official noilfl
cailon of which he now presented to him.
Tne published report of the proceedings
showed, that there was great unanimity, but
only those who took part In them bad any
idea of the enthusiasm with w h ich lt was de?
termined to sustain the Liberal Republican
movement, and to support the. principles
contained in the Cincinnati platform, and
they felt that the surest means of
doing so was to nominate and elect the
same candidates. The senator then in?
troduced each member of the committee
to Mr Greeley, who, Bfter a cordial greeting
replied to the announcement Greeley said
that perhaps lt needed more time and consid?
?ration before replying fully to suoh an im?
portant communication. It may be that he
should have replied in writing, out, Inas much
as he had addressed a letter to a committee
of another convention which had been exten?
sively published, perhaps it was not necessary
that he should, at this time, make a formal
and lull reply. He "?accepted the nomination,''
he said, and, "with more pleasure from the
gratifying spirit with which lt was presented.''
His ''position was a proud one, and .lt was
nevertheless an embarrassing one,'but he
trusted this embarrassment was only tempo?
rary. It subjected him to misconstruction on
the part of valued and life-long friend., but
ne was assured that time only was neces?
sary to vindicate his motives, and the
disinterested and patriotic course he
had determined to pursue before he received
suoh heany co-operation, while you," said
Mr. Greeley, "In making tn ls nomination are
not less Democratic, but. even more BO than
bad you taken the opposite course I, in ac?
cepting it, was as much a Republican aa I ever
was." [applause.] "He was not much ac?
customed, he said, to receive nominations
for President; If he bad been, probably he
should have responded more fitly. This was
all he had to say, except to Invite the mem?
bers of the committee, or as many of them as
could make It convenient to visit him at bis
farm at Chappaqua. He could assure them of
a warm weleome. He should be there to?
morrow,: and they COU?d tben con eu lc and
confer more freeley than at this lime.'' .
The committee then withdrew, and Greeley
made a brief visit to the national committee of
the Liberal Republicans.
Governor Gratz ?rown arrived at the Fifth
Avenue Hotel this morning, and at noon at?
tended a meeting ot the national committee ol
Liberal Republicans. The meeting was held
with closed doors, and no reporters were ad?
mitted. Governor Brown, at the close of the
meeting, was to visit the committee of the
Ballimore Convention at the Filth Avenue
In the evening Governor Brownjwas taken
violently 111 with cholera morbus, and even
Carl Schurz was refused permission to Bee
Serenadlos; the Sage.
NEW YOEE, July 12.
Greeley was serenaded at the Lincoln Club
House, and his appearance was cheered.
Greeley stood smiling on the upturned faces,
while the band played "Hall to '.he Cnief."
The clamor tailed >o bring him out again.
Oratora irom Kentucky, New Hampshire,
I,linois, Tennessee, Missouri and Masaanhn
seits pledged their respective States for Gree?
A STIRRING AND PATRIOTIC SPEECH
BV GOVERNOR GRATZ BROWN.
NEW HAVEN, July ll.
Governor Gratz Brown, responding, to a
serenade, said : "Yon will fiad thal ML-sourl
and arkana is, and Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky
and Tennessee are coming up ia solid phalanx,
casting their votes. You will find that the
State of MlSKOurl, which gave forty thousand
majori y for the Liberal Bepubitcau liiket In
1870, will give. In 1872, not les* tba >, one hun?
dred thousand maturity. You w ll lind that
the Sate of Illinois will . oat ,?cd by three
thousand majority. You will lind that all
these great states are comlug up. and are
going to supplement the votes that are cast In
tne ??astern Braies; and while I am no
prophet whilst I do not, pretend to be a
prophet, yet I am frank u?m\y to you lhat, In
my Judgment, I shall not be surprised if Gene?
ral Grant does not carry three States In the
Du lon." (Applause.] Alluding to Gteeley, be
Bald: "It uas been tue custom and habit, when
any of the gentlemen who may nave been
antagonise lo us, or to some ot tbe gentle?
men whonave been In the Liberal Republi?
can "movement, to say that they had no confi?
dence lh the great chief who had been nomi?
nated at Cincinnati; that they were willing
to recognize him as meir leader, and that
perhaps, they were wllllog to vote for him as
President; but all the time qualliylng this with
doubis, with questions, with interrogations,
with arched eyebrows and large mouths. I
want to say to vou that I do not belong to that
class. I believe bim io be a great and good
statesman. [Applause.] I do believe lhat he
bas got the largest bead in America, [ap?
plause.] Now, my leilow-cliizens, I have
some opportunity ol understanding this
question. I have been, as far as Greeley 1B
concerned, In conflict with him on large and
vital questions. 1 have known him tor long
years, and I have been In relations with him
through the press. If any of the gentlemen who
stand before me bave been his readers, I say
to you frankly, wlih the honest experience of
an antagonistic Journalist, ibat I believe be 1B
the ablest man to-day lu America. I have dll
lered with him In great, and, as I believe, In
fundamental questions. I have differed with
bim on great and grave questions In the pub?
lic prese. I have antagonized, and I have op?
posed him, and I may perhaps have occasion?
ally ridiculed him, but I am trank to say that
at all men who assume the opposing side,
there was, as long as be represented that ques?
tion, no mau that undertook to say that be
waa ridiculed or captious. He look the plume
from them all, and lhere are men to-day who
are assailing him. who were the very ones
who were praising him to the skies
as tbelr chief, ibelr leader. Now, I
say IQ you, in perfect IraokneFS,
that if Mr. Greeley had been nominated
for President ol the United States on distinc?
tive Issues, on what are termed Protection, I
should never have sustained him; but when he
baa been nominated on recognized grounds,
on bis stalesmansmp, his patriotism, nts pure
and unsullied honesty, amid all ihe parodies
of politics, tben I am ready to accept bim as
my chief, and to say that I will go the last
ditch with Greeley."
Sommer Still tn Suspense.
~ Nsw YORK, July 12.
A World sp?cial says that Charles Sumner
was asked directly yesterday, whether he
would support Grant or Greeley, and replied
that the time had not come for him to speak
out yet. At present, no man was authorized
to speak for him.
CARRYING ON TBK CANVASS.
Arrangements of the Liberal and Demo.
WASHINGTON, July 12.
A lull meeting of.the Democratic Congres?
sional executive committee was held at the
capitol to-day. The Hon. Thomas J. Randall,
who was recently eieoted chairman of the
Pennsylvania Democratic State committee, re?
signed his poritlon as chairman o? this com?
mut?e, and General H. W. Slocum, o? New
York, was chosen to fill the vacancy. The
committee was visited during Its session by
Messrs. Casserley, Beck, Marsha 1 and other
prominent Democrats. A conference took
place between this committee and that of the
Liberal Republicans, beaded by Senator Fen?
ton. Preparations were made for the Imme?
diate publication ot documents for distribu?
tion, aud a resolution was passed. asking the
chairman of tbe Democratic central commit
tee of each State, and of each county In all
the States, to forward at once the names and
postomce address df the' members of their re?
spective committees for the purpose or en?
abling the Congressional committee to lor
w ard documents io them for distribution.
A Breve Beginning In North Carolin?.
WELDON, N. C., July 12.
A grand Greeley and Brown ratification
meeting was held here to-day under the
auspices of Senator Ransom. Several thou?
sand people were present. Senators lip?
ton and Stockton, Governor Waker of Vir?
ginia, ex-Governor Vance, ex-Senator Cllng
tnan and Colonel Hlndon, of Norfolk, spoke.
Senators Tipton and Stockton Joined hands
with Senator Ransom in token of the recon?
ciliation ot the North and** booth, amidst the
shouts and cheers of the immense crowd.
Hon. T. H. Kenan was president. The utmost
harmony and good feeling prevailed. The
State campaign is fairly Inaugurated, and will
be pushed on both sides with the great?
est enthusiasm. Senator lipton and Carl
Schurz will speak In Raleigh ou Tues?
day?. A committee of German citizens Is
here to meet Senator Schurz to invite
him to their city, and were disappointed at
not meeting him. They have addressed him
a letter, endorsed by Senators Tipton, Stock?
ton and BiQSom, ex-Senator CUngman and
Governor Vanoe, inviting him to North Caro-1
I lina. Senator Stockton created the utmost |
[enthusiasm among the Democrats o? inls
section by bis 8ble and manly stand to-day.
His endorsement of the nomination of Gree?
ley by the Baltimore Convention, coming from
this distinguished sou of New Jersey, decided
the doubtful Democrats.
BOKOES OF BALTIMORE.
Nzw YORK, July 10.
The Herald believes tnat the Democrats at
Baltimore made the wisest nomination la their
power. It welcomes the straight, square Issue
proposed between. Grant and Greeley, and
says: '.Che Herald baa hitherto supported
General Grant and his administration, and sees
no reason yet to wholly condemn or abandon
them. There Is yet time lor Grant to avail
himself of his great popular strength and stay
the tide against him by cutting loose from sur?
roundings and adopting a policy of his own.
Toe administration cannot afford defeat in a
single State election, and should commence Its
reform before the first of August."
CHICAGO. July 10.
The Tribune to-morrow says: "lhere ls no!
prouder event ld the history of any nation
than this Instance of the reconstruction of a
whole people alter a long cly ll war."
LOUISVILLE, July 10.
The Baltimore nominations were received
here with general satisfaction. The Courier
I Journal to-morrow wttl say : "It la boped mat
all who call themselves Democrats will now
eater heartily In support ot Greeley ?nd
Brown, and all who are worihy of the name
will do lt. As Democrats no other course ls
NEW YORE, July 10.
Dispatches report numerous salutes and rati?
fication meetings over the nomination of Gree
,ey and Brown at Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse,
Rochester, O-iwego, Saratoga, utica; Loog
Branch, New Jenny; Bangor, Maine; Elmira,
Na-hua, ? Augusta, Bedaat Lucoula, New York;
and various cities in the West.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 10.
The Dally Examiner, the leading Democratic I
I journal of the Pacific coast, hitherto opposed
j to the Cincinnati movement, hoists the names
ot Greeley and Brown, and editorially endor?
ses the nominations.
PrrrsBDRO, July 10.
The Pittsburg Post, which opposed Greeley |
and Brown, will now support mern.
' NEWBURGH. N. Y., July io.
The Democrats here are firing one hundred
guns lu honor of the nomination of Greeley
RALEIGH, N. C., July 10.
There ls great rejoicing among the Conserv?
atives and Democrats over the nomination of |
Greeley and Brown.
SALT LAKH CITY, July 10.
The Mormon portion of the community
unanimously endorse the nomination ot Gree?
ley by the Baltimore Convention.
INDIANAPOLIS, July 10.
Daniel W. Vorhees ls anuounced to speak at
Spencer, Indiana, on the 18th instant, and it
Is asserted he will support tn? nominees.
Nsw YORK, July 12.
The Republican general committee, at tbe
meeting last night, passed resolutions chang?
ing its name to the Lloeral Bepublican gene?
ral committee, and accepting the Cincinnati
platform and nominees.
* * MEMPHIS, July 12.
The Democrats and Liberal Republicans of
Knoxville ratify the nomination of Greeley
and Brown on the evening of the 13th.
WASHINGTON. July 12.
Members of the Southern delegations to the
Baltimore Convention are requested to mall
Immediately to the Associated Press, New
York, carefully corrected 1 mts of delegates for
use In the official record of the proceedings.
THE LOSS OF TBTE FANNIE.
\v ii a t the Crew Say About lt.
NASSAU, July 1.
The schooner Charles bas arrived with the
crew of the Fannie. They report that the
Fannie struck: the rocks a mi ie from shore,
when the men and cargo were landed. Gene?
ral Bvau sent out scouts and capmred the
only Spanish picket within nine miles. He
caDtured nine men, who were executed'upon
reaching Ryan's camp. On the 23d President
C?spedes and staff arrived at the lauding, and
gave a flattering account of the progress ol
me rebellion. The Fannie could not begot
off. Captain Brown burned her, and the crew
of twenty-three left In two boats.
OUR COUNTY '/IRREGULARITIES."
OFFICE COUNTT COMMISSIONERS, ?
CHARLESTON, July 12,1872. j
TO THE EDiTOti OF THC NEWS.
Certain allegations having been set forth in
your issue of this morning, by Mr. M. Mc?
Laughlin, county commissioner, I deem it a
duty whloh requires me as chairman to an?
These assertions, ll allowed to go unnoticed,
may induce certain persons Dot cognizant of
the real state of affairs of the board to believe
what has been asserted by-Mr. McLaughlin to
There ts now before the Criminal Court o?
this county a serious charge against the com?
missioner, and until such lime as that case ls
determined, I desire a suspension of public
opinion, knowing that at that time certain
facts will be brought forward which will plas?
malters In their true light, and the onus upon
the proper party.
F. C. MILLIK,
Chairman County Commissioners,
GLIMPSES OF GOTHAM.
THE BALTIMORE NOMINATIONS LN
Attitude of the City Pres?-The Two?
fold Drama of Jame? F uk-Revela?
tion lo the Brie Railroad-Newspaper
Enterprise-Plenlci for the Street
Arab?-The Foreign Banda.
[FSOK ODS OWN CORBXSP0ND1NT ]
NEW YOEE, Ju'y 10.
While I write the can noa In tbe Oliy Hill
Park ls thundering welcome to tbe new? irom
Baltimore. As soon as we pais ont ot the
present heated terni, no doubt the campaign
will begin in earnest The firs t. m o verne n t of
consequence, In this city, wiU be preparations
for a monster ratification meeting, In .whick.
Democrats and Liberal Republicans will liber?
ally fraternize on the rostrum and in the audi?
The position of the dally city press la Inter?
esting from the fact that three-quarters of lt ls
for Greeley. The pro-Greeley papers have
the following (estimated) daily circulation:
News, 90,000; Sun, 60,000; Staats Zeitung,
30 000; Tribune, 26,000; World, 25,000; Star,
6000; New Yorker Demokrat, 6000; Express,
3500; Journal ot Commerce, 3000. To-these
may be added the Herald, 60,000. which' leans
io wards Greeley, and which win, doubtless,
be for bim in a few days. Total -lally circula?
tion of the Greeley press of New York 296,500.
The Grant newspapers coriki o? the Times,
with a dally circulation of 30,000; Commercial
Advertiser, 8000, and Standard, 3000,. to which
should be .added the Evening Post1'6000,
which leans towards Grant and1 wnich- wlil
probably support him before the campaign la
over. Total dally, circulation of the-.Grant
press 40.ooo. This Is ta the proportion of
about six sevenths for Greeley to one-seventh
for Grant The disproportion: In the weekly
circulation of the metropolitan Journals ls still
greater, for the combined weekly circulation
of four pro-Greeley papers, the Tribune,
World. Bun and Staats Zeltung. is ten times
that of the Times, which is. the only Grant
dally paper ot the city which bas any weekly
circulation." . , , 1 ' " ." .
The Stokes trial continues 'to instruct and
amuse. Both sides have, dragged tbat emi?
nently harmonious profession-ihe doctors
Into couit, and lt has been conclusively proved
by such distinguished authorities aa DTS. Wood
and Sayer that Fisk died from the effects of
Ihe pistol wound, and Dre. Camochan and
Mac ready that he did not It ls true that no?
body doubts that Stokes premeditatedly' mur?
dered Fisk; bot here we go along enjoying
these pleasant fictions of ihe defence,-and
speculating whloh tbe prisoner will get-five -
vears or an absolute acquittai. The defence
has three positions: First, that Stokes -'killed
Flak in seli-defeace; second that tue doctors
killed Fisk; third, that Stokes was loasoe.
These polola have been very skilfully managed
oy McKeon ' and Tremaine. Already the evi?
dence for the defenoe ls beginning t? have Ita
effect on tbe community, aa I predicted. I
beard one who was la favor of Lynch law. when
the ? murder was committed; heave a sigh,
yesterday, after reading Stokes's own story
on the witness stand, and exclaim? ls
really very plausible." .
Thesecond part of the great drama lu" which "
Flak was a principal actor came to a close in
the Erle Ballway buildings yesterday. The
road passed out of the possession .of any of
the.old employees as th* Flak-tfouId-Tweed
ring into new and clean hands. ' Superintend?
ent Bucker banded in his resignation, and
with him go nearly all the dents, conduc?
tors and otnet officia la of .the old regime. Tue
revolution la compl?te. "' wno would bavo
thought tblB possible a year azo, who had
walked Into the gorgeous office of James Bisk
in the railway building, and seen him io his
shirt-sleeves at his desk dispatching birainesa
like a steam engine at wora?f ' -J
The newspapers bave various- devices for
advertising toecn-lcea at the expense O? their
co te m po rar les. The Henld'a search for Liv?
ingstone, the World's exposures of the Brook?
lyn - frauds, the Tribune's celebrated raid on
the keno saloons and panel-game houses, are
oases In illustration, rhey get themselves
very widely talked about all over the country,
and that waa Just what they wanted. - The
Times has hit upon a scheme whloh combines
aa opportunity to puff Itself with a ready
benevolent and praiseworthy purpose. Ic bas
been calling for subscriptions to enable lt to
get up free p?cnica for the children of the poor.
Hooey flows In liberally in response, and the
drat of the ''Times' picnics for the poor" cornea
off to-morrow. Five hundred children, col?
lected irom the Blums of the Five Pointa, and
who rarely see more than the loathsome, dens
surrounding tbem, are to be taken to a beautl
tul grove on Long lair d, about twenty ailles
from th-J city, where tue? are to apead tne day
In pleasures quite unknown to meir previous
The only condition precedent to their going
on the excursion, prescribed by the Times, io
that they shall be clean and have meir clothing
as neat as possible. Tney will march lo grand
procession through the streets to th? East
River, and be taken on board a steamer to the
pleasure grounds, where they are to have all
the means lor recreation, such as swings, balls
and facilities for games. Then a banquet of
ice cream", roast meats and other luxuries will
be served up, and probably there will bs
Se akers present who will take adyan tajea of
Is unusual assembling of the. street Arabs to
Interject some moral and religious observa?
tions. A number of Times reporters win go
along to manage the affair, and undoubtedly lt
will be a succ?s*:. Other picola will follow
during the summer. This ls really adever
business idea-doing good to yourself and the
poor at one lick. Even the moat inveterate
rater of "Grant's Own" must wish luck to Us
selie me. ... .. . '
The foreign bands from the dead Boston Ju?
bilee have all appeared lu this city, the Eng?
lishmen once, and ihe Prussians several limes.
But the band o? the French Garde R?publi?
caine has borne off the palm for superior music
here as lt did In Boston. It performed at the
great rink on Third a renne yesterday to a -de?
lighted audience of three or. four thousand
people. The Prussian band is in the bands of
the lager beer saloon proprietors, and has not
yet played anywhere la the city where ladles
could be taken. These loreign men of brass
Britons, Teutons an&c.Oauls-axe giving our
people some correct notions sf what martial
music should be. We have two or ttl ree mag?
ul flee nt local bands: but all the genius or Dow?
ling, Dod worth or Grafalia cannot supply the
want of. that training which army discipline
exacts. The foreigners are soldiers as weil as
picked artlBts. Tney play with a precision our
musicians have not attained. In other .re?
spects the bands are about equal Dowling
wlih the Ninth Regiment band- created' a
furore at the Jubilee, for In bis show pieces he
waa superb. NTM.
TUE SQUEEZED OBANOEMEN.
NEW if ORE, July 12.
The Orange precession - was a fiat, affair.
Only four hundred persona' were In the pro* ?
cession, when they disbanded lb the Bowery,
where they folded their banners and quietly
dispersed. At the start there were only three
lodges with their bauds and about two hun?
dred men. Twelve hundred policemen were
present _ . _ _ ' _~- ..
. . i i ? . ... ....
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE. .
-There were several "colored?, rows'* id
Barnwell on Saturday.
-Sergeant Keating, stationed at Yorkville,
fell out of a three-story window on Friday. No
-Candidates are as thick as hops in Barn?
well County, but few will know wno they are
"until after the election. They are waitloir foe
a nomination, and how many a poor fellow
will be left out in ihe cold. ^ ^
-The Abbeville Press says: "A characteris?
tic of the heavy storms which have visaed
various portions of our district recently, hos
been the severe lightning ai tending them. For?
tunat el v, there bas been hut lillie Joss ol life.
Mr Bobert A. McCaslan imorms us that on
Monday the dwelling of Mr. Thomas Griffin, of
Cambridge, was otruck wllh llghfjungi-whlcb.
after shattering celling and doors, passed one
without Injury to Ihe Inmates. Oa the same -
evening a mple was killed tn the vicinity and
me rider stunned. We have beard of some
"big scares" and narrow escapes in, other seo?
''ti c '"? T (.tuen* .?' :;...-!.* -vi KU