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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE SAGE OF CHAPPAQ?A.
THE CHOICE CV TBE CINCINNA Tl AND
Mr. Greeley'* Acceptance of the Demo,
The New York papera give some additional
particulars ot the Interview of the Democratic
committee with Mr. Horace Greeley, appointed
to formally notify him of hlu nomination lor
tbe Presidency at Baltimore. The letter pre?
sented to Mr. Greeley, officially announcing
the nomination, signed by all the members ol
the committee, ls as follows:
THE FORMAL LETTER.
BALTIMORE, July IO, 1872.
Dear Sir -It ls our pleasure, in conformity
with the instructions of the Democratic party,
as represented in National Convention assem?
bled In this city, to Inform yon that you have
been unanimously nominated as candidate for
the Presidency of the United States. The con?
vention, constating of seven hundred and
thirty-two delegates, representing every State
and Territory In the Union, adopted, without
amendment, the declaration of principles as
formed at Cincinnati, which has already re?
ceived your approval, and has been strength?
ened by the terms of your endorsement. The
action o? this great body ol delegates proves
that they are with singular unanimity deter?
mined, under your leadership, upon the patri?
ot;? duty of restoring purity and Integrity to
the administration of the government, and
that independence In all Its departments
which regards the constitution as both the
source and the limit of Federal power. Laying
aside the prejudices ol the past, aban?
doning all purpose of mere partisan advan?
tage, asking no pledges other than fidelity to
the principles to which they have given their
deliberate and resolute adherence, and which
they believe will command the approval or a
large majority of the American people, they
ask you to accept their nomination, conddent
that peace and good government will be inau?
gurated with your administration.
The committee, .consisting ol one from each
State, formed In procession two and two, Au?
gustus Schell and Senator Doolittle leading.
They walked from tbelr meeting-room down
the main staircase, through the grand hall of
the Filth Avenue Hotel, down Fifi h avenue,
past the Glenbam headquarters, through
Twenty-first street, past Broadway, to the Lin?
coln Club House, where Mr. Greeley was
awaiting them. Tbe delegates ranged them
selveB about Senator Doolittle, and Augustus
Schell toes: station at the right o? the candi?
date. Senator Doolittle spoke as follows :
EX-SENATOR DOOLITTLE'S SPEECH.
Mr. Greeley-lt Is my pleasing duty as
chairman of this committee, appointed by the
Democratic National Convention at Baltimore,
to notify you of Its nomination lor the Presi?
dency. We were Informed that it would be 11
agreeable to you to meet you here, and we
have come In a body accordingly. The
published proceedings - of that convention
show great unanimity and cordiality, but
those only who had the opportunity ol wit
nesslng them can realize the enthusiasm with 11
which lt resolved to sustain tbe Liberal Be- t
publican movement and the principles emin- j i
elated at Cincinnati, and resolved also, as the
surest mode o? giving expression to those I
principles, to place yon in nomination. We \
both witnessed and felt that cordiality and en- I
thUBlasm. You will now permit me to pre- t
sent to you the official letter ot notification,
and also to present to you the members of the
Mr. Doolittle hereupon handed Mr. Greeley f
the letter printed above, and then Introduced j
the members Individually to him. When Hil- ?
nols was called, Mr. G. H. McCormick, the in?
ventor of the reaping machine, advanced, and
Mr. Greeley, shaking bim warmly by the hand, | [
said, "No need io introduce us. We are old
"I bave especial pleasure," said Mr. Doolit?
tle, "lu introducing to you ex-Senator .Ches
nut, of South Carolina, ono of the senators of 8
The ex-senator, a short, compact man, with 1
silvery gray hair ana whiskers, fierce dark
eye and dark compKxIon, clad in gray, step- 1
ped forward and shook bands with the phllos
opher, who towered above him like Pelion
upon Ossa. It was a somewhat suggestive
meetlog, this of the earliest rebel ot South
Carolina, the senator who first left his place
in the United States Senate to follow the for
tunes of hts fiery little State, with the old :
abolition chler. The introductions being con- [
cloded, Mr. Greeley cleared his throat and
spoke as follows: [We repeat tbe speecb, as
the report by telegraph, heretofore given, was
MR. ORE ELE r'S SPEECB.
Mr. Chairman and Gentlemen of the Com-I f
miUee oftlie Convention-I should require time I c
and consideration to reply fitly to the very lm
portant and, I need not say, gratifying com
munlcatlon tbat you have presented to me. It
may be that I sbould present In writing some 1
reply to this. However, as I addressed the -
Lloeral Convention of Cincinnati In a letter t
^somewhat widely considered, lt ls, perhaps, t
unnecessary that I should make any formal s
reply to the communication made other than c
to say I accept your nomination, and accept 1
grtftetally with it the spirit in which lt has 1
been presented. My position ls one which f
many wonld consider a proud one, which, at ?
the same time, is embarrassing, because lt t
subjects me to temporary-I trust, only tem- t
porary-misconstruction on the part of some t
old and lite-long friends. I feel assured that t
time only ls necessary to vindicate not only
the disinterestedness, but the patriotism o?
the course which I determined to pursue,
which I had determined long before I nad re?
ceived SJ much sympathy and support as has
so unexpectedly to me been bestowed upon
me. I feel certain that time and in the good I P
providence of God, an opportunity will be Ic
afforded meto show that, while you In making 11
this nomination are not less Democratic, but
rainer more Democratic, than you would have
been In taking an opposite course, that I am li
no less thoroughly and earnestly Republican
than ever I was. [Great applause.] c
But these matters require grave considers- ?
Hon before I should make anything that seems E
a formal response. I am not much accustom- t
ed to receive nominations for the Presidency, c
[laughter,*] and cannot make responses BO flu- ,
ently as some others might do. [Great laugh- f
ter.] I can only say tbat I hope some, or all, E
if you can make lt convenient, will come to ?
my humble farmer home, not far distant In (
the country, where I shall be glad to meet all c
of you, and where we can converse more (
freely and deliberately than we can here, and e
where I shall be glad to make you welcome- e
well, to the best the larm affords. [More l
laughter.] I hope that many o? you. all of r
you, will be able to accept this Invitation, and t
I now simply thank you, and say farewell
Take the 8.15 P. M. train."
T^e committee soon afterwards withdrew.
MR. GREELEY AS AN ORATOR.
One individual, charmed with Mr. Greeley's
off-banded speech, spoke to Whitelaw Reid
about lt. 11
"Did he write that speech.'' asked he, "and
commit lt to memory ?"
"No," responded Reid; "he couldn't write , ,
a speecb any more than you can talk an edi-1 '
THE INVASION OE CHAPPAQ?A.
Horace Greeley ax Home - Slinking j
Hands Acroas ihe Chasm-The Demo- I
erat* of the South Among Cliappaqua 1
Edibles, Speeches and. Good Feeling.
Saturday last was a great day at Chappa
qua ! At least two hundred and fifty of Philo-11
sopher Greeley's friends and adherents visited
bim at his "humble farmer home," on tbe
Harlem Railroad. Little Chappaqua looked as 11
bright as a silver dollar. The good things of
the campaign have at last begun to flow In
upon it. It flung a flag to the breeze from Its j
liberty pole in honor of the occasion yester- 1
day. and the villagers turned out in their best J
attire to acknowledge the compliment paid
their honored lord of the manor, and to bask
lo the reflected rays o? his g?ory. Among
THE DISTINGUISHED YI8TT0R3 1
were the following gentlemen: Ex-Senator ]
Gwln, of California; General J. B. Gordon sud <
General Chalmers, of the Confederate army;, 1
Francia W. Bird, ol Boston; Geo. N. Sunden
Theodore Ti lt on. Colonel Shorter, of Alabam
Geueral Stephen 8. Burbridge, of Kentuck'
Cyrus H. McCormick, of Illinois, (of rear*
fame;) Colonel Herndon, of Alabama; Colom
Richard Lathers, ol South Carolina; Colom
J. H. McCrae, of Tennessee; Mayor McCoppli
of San Francisco; Horace Trumbull, of 111
nols; Whitelaw Reid, Samuel Sinclair, and
host of others of local lame, while among th
ladles present were Mrs. Sinclair and tw
daughters, Mrs. J. R. Stuart, Mies Stella Pai
tridge, Mrs. Jackson, Mrs. Lamson, Miss Bm
bridge, a daughter of the general, Mrs. Lit
son, Miss Cora Stuart, and dozens of others.
WHEN- THE TRAIN STOPPED
at Cbappaqua the party straggled out, mo;
of them being strangers to the place, an
looked about somewhat bewildered at Oodla
no great reception, and for that matter n
great shakes ot a village awaiting them. The
had not long to wait, however. In a bend 1
the road, a lew rods distant,
. THE VIGOROOS FORM OP THE PHILOSOPHER
himself, with his broad white hat slammed 01
the back of his r >ut, his bead up and his gol
spectacles spat . lg in the sun, was discerne,
coming in his Jerky trot down the hill to tb
station. The whole party ranged mechnni
cally along the platform and gazed at th
"coming; man." The publicity of his per
formance brought something of a modes
tinge to the olaf gentleman's illy white lace
and then he showed his teeth as a bros?
Bmlle came over his features.
THIS FIRED THE HEART
of the assemblage, and when H. 0. Kent, thi
handsome committeeman, with long blact
hair and military mustache, who looks as i
he came from Georgia, but who really comes
?rom New Hampshire, proposed three cheer:
tor the next President, they were given witt
i will and the hearty swinging of nats. Th(
Dhilosopher reached the plattorm and shoot
ianda with everybody, had the ladies carrier
tway in carriages, and Invited everybody wtu
wanted to hear about farming to tollow him
A PROCESSION WAS FORMED,
in which the bulky forms of Duke Gwin, o
sonora, one of Maximilian's nobleman
Seorge N. Sanders and Colonel Anderson; thc
shapely figure and poetic face of General Bur
?ridge, leading his little daughter in deep
mourning by the hand, the slender frames ol
Francis W. Bird and Colonel McCrae anrj
ethers appeared, and tollowed the rugged
;hlef down the long platform of the station tc
the hotel, where some ot the delegates sided
iff for a drink, up the road to the house in the
woods along the borders of the reclaimed
morass, and in Indian file up the rocky glen to
;be peerless spring, where the whole delega
lon took a drink, the philosopher all along
;he rout? descanting on the results of bis
arming. From the spring the party continued
ill around the farm.
"Are there any snakes in here ?" asked Sen?
ior Gwin, as they entered the wood.
'Tes," said the Philosopher; "but they are
"Well, If I were you," said Gwin, "I'd advise
em to emigrate. Tell 'em to 'go West.'"
"No, no," replied Mr. Greeley, "I find them
7ery usetul In killing vermin."
"Well," said Gwin, quietly, "between snakes
scorning useful, and old abolitionists and
lecesh like you and me associating again, I
hink the millennium's coming."
After making the tour of the farm the dis
IngulBbed party returned to the house in the
woods, where in the meantime the express
;raln had dumped another cargo of flity or
ii xi y distinguished lights.
- MISS IDA GREELEY
lad in the meantime received the lady visitors
it the House in the Woods, and made them,
n her graceful way, both welcome and com
ortable. Then, accompanied by her Indefati?
gable chief o.' tue luncheon department, Mrs.
itnarr, she had betaken herself to the ever?
greens, where a royal table was being set.
rucre were lobster salad, baked beans, potted
>lgeon, fish, fruits, vegetables, relishes, Ice
iream, lemonade and pyramids of flowers on
ind yet the major domo ol the occasion, a
tegro man, maintained that everything on lt
tad "been growee! on the farm."
"The lobsters?'' queried the Herald re
"Yes, slr; deygrowed in de brook."
IDA AS A CANVASSER.
When the delegates came down to dinner,
wo hundred and fllty strong, it was nearly as
nuch aa the ladles in charge could do to Bee
bat everybody was served. But they were
loth indefatigable, and all those hungry fel
owe were thoroughly satiated before the din?
ier was ended.
"How 1B Ida managing ?" asked Mr. Greeley,
lomewhat anxiously, ol Theodore Tilton.
"Admirably. She's the best canvasser thal
rou can possibly have. Shu's won the sut
rages and satisfied the hunger of all these
Daring the progress of the meal, Mrs. Uree
ey came out to . 'ie grounds In a low carriage,
ihe ls still an Invalid, but she was deter
nlned to see some of the Southerners who
lad returned to the old Union, and were actu?
ally supporting her husband for the Presiden?
cy." She looks the invalid, her clear complex?
en appearing almost transparent, and her
arge eyes dark as night. But she was cheer
ul and chatty in her carriage, and insisted
ipon having every ex-rebel on the ground in
roduced to her. To one of them she said: "I
lope that I am a good Christian, but I hardly
bink that I could forgive as much as you
"Mrs. Greeley," responded the other, "it ls
he day of Jubilee, and we must all forgive, as
ve hope to be forgiven."
The dinner over, and the party still having
ilenty of lime on their hands, Mr. Greeley
ailed all to order, and said they would now
lave some speech-making.
CAREFULNESS OF COMMITTEEMEN.
On the instant General John Cochrane was at
ils side. The committeemen ol Mr. Greeley are
Ireadfully afraid be will say something. They
ion't know Just what he can say that will hurt
lim, and they don't pretend that he has any
lentlment to conceal, but they have passed
heir lives in running a campaign on the prln
?lple of concealing ail you can, and have not
rei comprehended that the Greeley campaign
s one that ought to be based on honest,
itralghtlorward sayings and doings, and that
is honesty ls the most famous characteristic
>f Horace Greeley, persistent and studied
iarefulness in his expressions and movements
B more likely to injure their cause than any
illp of the tongue he might make. So they
ire afraid he will say something, and wheo he
nade this announcement General John Cochr?
ane was at bis side In a moment, urging him
o be careful.
"Well, I can talk about farming to them, I
luppose," said the Philosopher, and Cochrane
vlihdrew, still doubtful as to the policy even
if discussing farming In a political campaign.
The crowd ranged around the evergreens
md an arm chair was placed In position for
ihe use of the speakers.
HORACE GREELEY'S SPEECH.
Mr. Greeley mounted the chair and said:
Hy friends, we are met together in a merely
social gathering for no other purpose than to
bater the good ieellng and harmony that has
iprung up between different parlies from
widely separated sections of the Union. I
propose to say a few words myself on the sub?
ed ot my farm-a subject which certainly
leed excite no apprehensions on the part of
ny political friends. It ls twenty years since
ny wife and I determined to move to this
ipot. We had lived la the city and had been
married fifteen years. We lost four children
jut of six, and we lele that if we did not give
;he remaining two a home in the country we
night lose themi We looked around for some
,lme before we were satisfied. My wife's
wants were lew and humble. She wanted a
arm that had a first" rate spring, an
svergreen shade and a cascade or rip?
pling water upon H. It was two vears
jefore I found a places to suit. I was at Pleas
intvllle, making a temperance speech, when
ny old friend, John C. Ferguson here with us
;o day, told me of this farm. I tasted the
iprlng water and was satisfied. Mrs. Greeley
lld so too, and Bald lt would do decidedly.
Chere was Borne difference about the price.
SVhen It was discovered that we were wllllDg
:o pay a certain price for lt the other party
jaturally concluded that we would pay a higher
price. We bought lt, however, not lor Its finan?
?ai value or lor the money return lt would i
nake us, nor because lt WSB all bog and rocks
upon which I could experiment with ray Ideas
o? farming (true, yon can't very well get a
cascade without rocks.) but for Its combined
advantages. Beginning with forty acres we
built the house lu the woods where there was
then not half tbe woods there is now. Tbe
bog grew mosquitoes and trogs. It had tbat
facility. The concerts of these combined pro?
ductions were not always unpleasant, though
they were rather untimely. I went to work, and
made blunders, of course. Every friend pre?
dicted that I would get out In a year. I said
that if I did the sheriff would sell me out,though
that chance ls lost now, for the deeds are made
out in my wire's name, and they couldn't
sell tbe farm without her consent. I have
been in business of various kinds and have lost
money. It has gone I know not where -
"gone where the woodbine twlneth," I sup?
pose, and everyoody thinks I bave been fool?
ing away money here, and while I have possi?
bly sunk some money In my farm, at least I
know the hole where it went down. I have
a large assortment ot friends who never come
here but who know Just what each turnip cost J
and who are perfectly satisfied that I have de?
stroyed every tree In my woods. I love the
woods. I have an affection for my trees, and
I do not cut down to destroy, but to build up.
Wnere I find dead or worthless trees hinder?
ing the growth of better and nobler trees. I
cul them down to make room for a nobler
growth, and I trim off the lower pendant
of the tree?, because I find that half tbe woods
destroyed by fire have been lost by the tblck
condition of these lower limos, which gives
the fire Ittel and headway. This Is the first
time that many of you have been here. I have
lived here for twenty years. I have a deep
affection lor this place. I hope to live here,
and in God's own time to die here. A good
farmer would probably have made money out
of lt, but I don't pretend to be a good
farmer, because I can only work at iarming a
few hours In each week, and that only about
twenty weeks in a year, and I have made the
place pay well for itself. I hope that all of |
yon-not all at once, of course, but in groups
more wieldy than the present-will frequent?
ly call on me. (A Voice-"Down at the ?Vhite
House.") Bad farmers make their blunders
and go bull-headed right along. Now I have
made blunders-new ones-but I never kept J
on making old ones. I thank you for your
presence and attention. I will now ask Sena?
tor Gwln, of Mississippi, more recently of I
California, to address you. We will have a
number of speeches from gentlemen here,
and I will take good care that the train does
not leave us.
Other soeecbes were then made by Messrs.
G win, ol' California, Regan, of Texas. Shorter,
of Alabama, Bird, ot Mississippi, and McRae,
At this stage the philosopher, who, with his
magnificent gold chronometer, presented to
him some rears ago by the printers of tbe
Tribune, had been timekeeper for the meet?
ing, announced that there remained about
thirty minutes to reach the depot, and the
crowd took their way straggling to the village.
Organization of tile National Commit?
tee-Resolutions ot Direction, ?bc.
The National Liberal Republican committee
was convened in New York, on Friday, at the
call of the chairman, Mr. Etban Allen, at the
G lenham Hotel. The previous meellog of this
committee won held at Cincinnati, Immediate?
ly after the adjournment of the c invention,
and temporarily organized by selecting Ethan
Allen, of New York, for temporary chairman,
and D. R. Goodloe, of North Carolina, for
temporary secretary. The meellog on Friday
was to effectua permanent organization, and
to transact other business cf the canvass.
The attendance was large, owing to a report
that had gone abroad among some of the com?
mittee that an effort would oe made from cer?
tain quarters to change the officers ot the com?
Tbe following gentlemen answered to their
?ames on the call of the roll by D. R. Goodloe,
of North Caroline, the secretary: Alabama. F.
W Hatchett; Arkansas, John Kirkwood; Cali?
fornia, William M. Backerby; Illinois, Waller
Trumbull; Indiana, Isaac P. Gray; Kansas, S.
A. Riggs; Kentucky, S. G. Burbridge; Louisi?
ana, H. L. Swords for Govornor H. C. War
mouth; Maine, John P. Lindsay for J. L.
Lytord; Maryland, S. L. Gouverneur; Massa?
chusetts, Charlee G. Davis; Michigan, D. E.
Corbin; Missouri, George W. Anderson; Ne?
braska, T. W. Tipton; Nevada, George G.
Lyon; New Hampshire, Henry 0. Kent; New
?ork. Ethan Allen; New Jersey, James M.
Scovell; North Carolina, Daniel R. Goodloe;
Oregon, James W. Johnson; South Carolina. S.
A. Pearce; Vermont, J. P. Ladd; West Vir?
ginia. M. C. C. Church; Colorado, ri. E. Brown,
and Montana, T. C. Everts.
The right to represent tbe District of Colum?
bia being contested, the seat being claimed
by Sayles J. Bowen and Colonel C. M. Alexan?
der, me matter was referred to a committee
of three, consisting of Jasper W. Johnson, of
Oregon, C. J. Davis, of Massachusetts, and H.
L. Swords, of Louisiana, to hear the evidence
and to report thereon. The spat In the com?
mittee was finally awarded to Colonel C. M.
Alexander, who came into the committee and
took his seat with the other members. On mo?
tion, Sayles J. Bowen was Invited to an hono?
rary seat upon the floor.
The election of permanent officers being
next In order, on motion o? Colonel S. A.
Pearce, Mr. Ethan Allen was nominated for
permanent president. T. C. EveriH, of Mon?
tana, moved thar, the election of Ethan. Alien
se by acclamation, which was carried with
Colonel Allen made a lengthy and forcible
speech, which waa Interrupted frequently by
sntbuslastlc applause, and lt was moved and
carried unanimously that lt be furnished to the
sxecutlve committee for publication as a cam?
The following executive committee, on mo
Lion, was then named by the chair : James M.
Scovell, of New Jersey; Charles G. Davis, of j
Massachusetts; Jedd P. Ladd, of Vermont; S.
A. Pearce, ol South Carolina; General S. G. Bur?
bridge, of Kentucky; H. C. Warmoth, of Lou?
isiana; M. C. C. Church, of West Virginia, and
Colonel G. W. Anderson, ol Missouri. On mo?
tion, Ethan Allen was made ex officio chair?
man of this committee.
On motion, Daniel R. Goodloe, of North Car?
olina, and Colonel Jasper W. Johnson, of Ore?
gon, were made permanent secretaries.
Colonel Ethan Allen then said to the com?
mittee that lt was important that the cam?
paign should be directed by some settled plan,
BO far as union was concerned with our De?
mocratic allies, and In this view he bad pre?
pared the following preamble and resolution,
simply as a suggestion to the committee, and
he hoped some one in the committee would
father and Introduce the resolution as his
Walter Trumbull then said be would move
the preamble and resolution as his own, which
be did, and which read as follows:
"Whereas the Democratic party have adopt?
ed unanimously the platform and nominated
the candidates for the Presidency and the
Vlce-PreBldency of the Liberal Republican par?
ty; and whereas these parties should unite on
all matters necessary to secure a common tri?
Resolved, That the Liberal Republicans in
the various States are hereby recommended
to hold their State and Congressional Con?
ventions, when posalole to do BO, at the same
time and place with the Democracy, In order
that conference-may unite the two parties on
one electoral, State and Congressional ticket.
After long discussion the preamble and
resolution were unanimously adopted.
During tbe meeting of the committee Mr.
Greeley was Introduced, and received with
great cheering. Afterwards Carl Schurz was
announced, and also received with cheers,
and Introduced to each member of the com?
mittee. Before the meeting of the commit?
tee at twelve o'clock Governor B. Gratz Brown
came into the room, and tbe enthusiasm with
which he was hailed gave token of the hold
be has upon the affections of the people.
THE PLEASURES AND PERILS OF IKE
NEW YORE, July 16.
Bennett's yacht, th? Dauntless, arrived In
thirty-three days from Cowes.
SAVANNAH. July 16.
The steamer Juniata, from Philadelphia, re?
ports thlrty-rlve vessels back of Cape Hatteras,
walting fair weather.
NEW YORE, July 16.
The yacht Josephine capsized In the gale
yesterday evening off Bedloe's Island and
sunk. The crew and passengers were rescued
by a police boat.
THE LOW-COUNTRY NEGRO AS AN
A Stranger's Impressions-The Kind of
Material that Forms the "Republi?
can" Strength In South Carolina.
[Correspondence of the Nation.]
CHARLESTON, 8. C., June L
To a stranger in a Southern latitude, a ride
along the causeway of a rice-field in the month
of May presents an interesting sight. The
rico field of to-day is in most respects the
rice-field of "slavery times." in the vast
tracts of land lying along the coast the current
ol life is almost as stagnant as the water of
their swamps, end, to outward appearance,
the past seven years have made few changes.
The month of May ls the moat favorable sea?
son for observation, for at that time a single
sweep of the eye over one of those fields of
hundreds of acres will show nearly the whole
process of rice growing. From the causeway
of one of the largest fleldB on Ur. B.'s place I
was favored with just such a view. On one side
of the causeway a hundred negro men were at
work-, using their heavy, clumsy hoes in cut?
ting down "volunteer" rice, one of the pests of
the planter; while upon the otherside another
hundred-ail women-were performing the
same work, using the same Implements, and
receiving the same pay as their male comrades.
The Woman's Bights party should take cour?
age; Mr. B. Informed me that the work of the
women was fully up to that of the men, and
was apt tobe more thoroughly done. Both
sets or "gangs" of workers were doing "task"
work, and were paid at the rate of iii ty cents
a task. In former times, a day's work for a
slave was laid out in tasks, or half acres, and
this custom Mr. B. still keep* up, finding lt to
be the most satlsiactory wherever the nature
ot the work will admit ol it. By rising be?
times, the negroes finish their tasks by one
o'clock P. M., after which no pay can keep
them In the field, and the afternoon ls spent in
working their own parcels of land, io fishing
or in sleeping. The nfiy cents, however, ts
but a small part of the pay-all the elements
which go to constitute negro happiness-houBe
and dre, bacon and rice-are furnished him In
addition. Mr. B. has over two thousand ne?
groes scattered over fllty thousand acres of
land, and each family has an almost unlimited
choice of a spot upon which to settle.
To clear a space and build a log-but
chinked with mud takes but a abort
Mme, and nothing better ls desired.
Each one can cultivate all the rice he
wishes upon the land set apart for the pur?
pose, and there are hundreds of acres of wood?
land through which his hogs may roam and
from which he cuts his fuel. Their bacon
and rice, however, are generally carried j to
Mr. B. tobe purchased. This be never-falls
to do, even ii he.pays above the market price.
To him labor is a necessity, and be says he
duds that so long as the negro has enough to
eat, nothing can induce hla further exertion
until necessity compels iL But rice, bacon
and money gone, hunger and labor follow as
a natural sequence, and even then, one who
works ihe six dava* of the week ls the
rare exception. Tae foremen ol the gangs
are paid by the day, at a higher rate, the
wages varying according to ability and rank.
Each field hand Is paid for his day's labor In
coming from his work, and either Immediate?
ly or by Saturday night the money will be
spent at Borne one of the stores erected by
Mr. B. on different portions of bis estates.
The negroes can buy at them to better advan?
tage than elsewhere, and thus there ls a mu?
The negro foremen are chosen either from
long experience or superior sagacity; and in
the rice-field referred to, the head-loreman ol
each gang, assisted by several sub-foremen,
was moving about correcting and assisting
the reat at their work. On ihe causeway sat
the white overseer on horae.bt.ck- overlooking
tho whola. A little bryon.? \ynere the?? bunda
were at work, separated om v by an embank?
ment, mule-teams were breaking the ground
for planting. Still further along were rice
fields covered with the first or "sprout" flow
of water, and others again with the second
or "stretch" flow. From others the latter
bad been drawn off, and ilia rice, weak and
flaccid, lay flat on the ground, receiving new
life i rom the burn! og rays of the midday sun.
Far away in ihe distance miniature Azures
moved along an embankment, and a nearer
approach showed another gang of hands en?
gaged In the repair of a leaking gate. Earth
was to be removed, and to accomplish this
au endless chain ol "half-hands'' of both
sexes were slowly moving to and fro, each
bearing on his or her head a basket made of a
peculiar wiry grass Ailed with the dripping
sod. The sun was in one of lils warmest
moods, causing the disturbed Boil to give forth
a deadly miasma distinctly perceptible to the
senses. There were at least a couple of dozen
Of these hall-grown hands engaged in this
somewhat shiftless manner on work which a
hall-dozen Irishmen with shovel and wheel?
barrow would have done better In less time.
Mr. B. said ll was Impossible to Induce them
to use wheelbarrows, and that, so long as
such labor was to be had in abundance at
half price, it was lils best policy io keep them
It should be understood that the "low coun?
try" negroes are In many respects entirely
distinct from those of any other portion of the
South. As a class, they are undoubtedly the
purest specimens of the native, unadulterated
African on Southern soil. Among the hun?
dreds coming under my observation, I saw but
one mulatto, even the copper or tawny com?
plexion of the np-couniry"ls 'lacking; coal
black is the universal color. In speech they
make use of numberless contractions in addi
tiou to the usual negro dialect, and the rawest
Yorkshireman is not more distinguishable
than the low-country negro, wherever mee
with. The vowels, too, are given a peculiar
significance, and to a stranger these causes
combine to create a great difficulty, if not
utter impossibility, in understanding the sim?
plest remarks. In appearance these negroes
are simply brutish-the word ls not too strong.
The projection of lip and flatness of nose
struck me as remarkable even for the
negro, and I called attention to this
feet while riding with Mr. B. Stop?
ping a passing negro, he called him
up close to the carriage, and, taking a knife
from bis pocket, applied one end 01 the han?
dle io the tip of his nosp, endeavoring at the
same time with the other end to touch his
chin. But the projection of the Ups was too
great, and the lower end of the knife-handle
stood out an inch or more from the chin. If
the operation had been of dally occurrence the
man could not have stood lt more stolidly,
and when told to move on did so without a
word or smile. "Now," said Mr. B., "If I
were selecting a negro, and wished a common
field hand, all muscle and no brain, I snotild
choose just such a man, while if I wanted in?
telligence I would bring my knife into play,
the straightness ol nose and tblnness of lips
being indicative in a direct ratio of the desired
quality. The same experiment was repeated
a half dozen times In the course of this after?
noon, always with precisely the same result.
The knowledge ot an ordinary town negro
Is limited enough; bm lt is wisdom comparai
with his country cousin. "Cain," said Mr. B.
to one of bis head formen, in a rice field where
upwards of ihree hundred "hands" were at
work, "how many among these can read or
write ?" "Not one, Bab." was the reply, "cep'
Jim Crow; him spell lim letters berry little."
This wa? true. Out ot the whole number, not
one could read or write. Their ignorance is
dense. I saw but one foreman who could read
or write intelligibly. The representative ol'
the district, at Columbia was an old family ser?
vant? of Mr. B.V, and was taucht to read by
his mistress that he might be the better able
to follow his vocation as a preacher among
his feliow-servants. His acquirements were
not so great, however, as to prevent his rising
lu bis seat wheo au additional tax ot several
mills on the dollar was under discussion, and
declaring that "Mas B. had more mills now on
his place than he could use, and he didn't see j
how any more could be needed."
A striking element in the negro's character
Is his emotional nature-in fact, lt may be
said to Include his religious perceptions. They
are perpetually lalllng from grace, and their
religious life ls a continual ascent and descent.
But their method of ascertaining the genuine?
ness of the reform In each t/ther ls novel:
When at one o? their meetings au individual
of either sex professes a return to a better
life, a ring is formed upon the floor or ground
by loosely dropping broken bricks in a circle.
Around this circle, on and among the bricks,
the unfortunate individual must hop, ou bare
knees, while tooee present join In singing a
chosen hymn. lithe hopping ls not completed
by the time the hymn ceases, the backslider IB
considered unworthy of readmission, and 1B
consigned back to the dominion of Beelzebub,
or vice versa if the result ls different. They do
not enjoy having outside observers of their pro?
ceedings- preferring tbe darkness and some
retired spot In the forest. Here they frequent?
ly dance, slog and shoat the livelong nlgbt,
falling Into paroxysms of excitement, and
?>racticolly Illustrating their own Idea of "re
igion." Here ls a field for missionary labor
unsurpassed by any under the care of boards
of foreign missions. Honesty, Mr. B. sold,
was a virtue he never expected to find; it was
the rare exception. He made allowance for
so much to be stolen, and on! y guarded against
Its becoming ruinous by selecting the worst
thieves and placing them on guard around the
rice storehouses and buildings generally. For
any negligence, their wages are "docked" to
tbe amount of the loss Incurred.
In manner they are very much the same os
formerly-perfectly respectful os a rule, and
Invariably using the prettx "mas" or "massa."
The very great objection upon their part to
seeing ene of their own number show evi?
dences of wealth Is worthy of note. They
consider it only right and proper that their old
masters should nae good horses or drive hand?
some equipages; bat let one ot their own num?
ber do so, and there ls a furious hue-and-cry of
"he's notln' bnt a nlggo." Mr. B.'s own con?
viction lo regard to the condnot of the negroes
with whom he had come in contact since the
war was that under the circumstances they
had done as well and even better than conld
have been expected. This opinion I find very
general. But there can hardly be a doubt that
bad they been properly "let alone," there
never would have been the present trouble or
the Jealousy and suspicion with which the
races now regard each other. The trouble
has come from outside sources and from the
formation of leagues for political purposes.
The power of these associations over the ne?
groes ls something amazing. If there Is a
symptom-of rebellion, all the leaders need to
do ls to raise the cry, "You will be put back
Into slavery," and It is reason enough to look
upon any candidate with suspicion for whom
their old masters or present employers vote.
Their release from slavery Is ot course at?
tributed to the Republican party, and there
seems lo be a charm In the name which ls per?
fectly fascinating. "There ls Scowling," said
Mr. B., pointing to tbe foreman over a gang
ot a hundred hands in a rice field; "I consider
him one ot my most reliable, trustworthy
men. He knows me well, and I really think
be would do anything I would ask him except
vote for me; and, if he had his own choice,
? he would do that, but as matters stand now lt
would be as much os his life ls worth to at?
tempt lt. He would vote ia preference for the
verieet rascal In the district-one whom he
knew to be such-provided he called himself
a Republican. Although I do not know that I
have a single personal enemy among them, I
could not count on more than eight votes out
of all the men I employ." Mr. B. never med?
dles In politics, and these remarks were made
In reply to my question SB to what
chance be would stand were be to run
for office. To the question whether he "knew"
General Grant, Scowling replied, "Yest, sah.
I vote Fr um." "And you knew Mr. Lincoln?"
"Fader Abram 1 Ah, yest, Bab." "And Mr.
Charles Sumner ?" "No, ssh, nobber heered
o' dat gemman." "But you know Hr. Gree?
ley ?" "No, massa, I nebber did." Concern?
ing the two latter I tried to aid bis memory,
but lt was useless- he had "nebber heered,"
he said, and I could not find a single man who
had. I will venture to say that his case Is
identical with that of lour-fifths of his rac? In
his State. Scowling struck the key-note.
"Scowling," said Mr. B., "Just suppose I was
running for the office Robert holds at Colum?
bia, and a Republican ran against me. Sup?
pose you knew he wonld He and steal what?
ever he could-which would you vote for?"
He tried to evade the point, but upon Mr. B 's
exbor?og him "to tell the truth," he sold,
"You knows berry well, Mos B., I hasn't no
d'Jections to voting for you, but de rest
wouldn't let me. I must vote de 'Publican
ticket. Dal's de trut, Bah." The same ques?
tions, put a acore of times, both in Mr. B.'s ab
ownoo aad Io lito prou...., ?U.W...1 " Kira
TBE COMINO COTTON CROP.
Reports from all paris of lite South.
[Sr KCl AL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS J
ALBANY, GEORGIA, Tuesday, July 16.
The condition of the colton crop at present
ls good, but there ls too much rain, and there
are occasional signs of rust. No caterpillars
have appeared, as yet.
Heavy Rain In the Middle Country.
A prominent factorage house of ibis city has
received a letter, from which we make the fol?
lowing extract, dated at Frog Level, New?
berry County, S. C., July 15:
It has rained thirteen days out ol fourteen,
and at times very heavy, and you may rely on
it that the crop here ls hurt. All the flat land
cotton is taking rust, and if the rain contin?
ues about two weeks longer the .cotton is
L Progreaa of the Worm.
A letter received In Charleston yesterday
reports that the worm has appeared upon the
plantation o? T. 8. Behn, near Grahamville, In
Beaufort County. Further developments,
although slight, have occurred on James
Several letters from Marlon County, Flori?
da, received by a prominent factor in this city
within a few days post, report the presence of
the worm In that locality. It bas also appear?
ed near Archer, Alach.ua County, Florida,
where the crops have bsen damaged by too
much rain. In Madison County, and Middle
Florida, also, a few skirmishing caterpillars
have been discovered.
TBE CANADA KIDNAPPERS.
An American's Reliance on British
LONDON, ONTARIO, July IC.
The case ol Dr. Rufua Bretton, abducted
from Canada on the fourth of June and taken
to South Carolina, came up on remand to-day,
Dr. Bratton arrived here on Saturday, but
was kept concealed until alter the opening of
the court, when he made his appearance to
the great surprise ot the defendants. His
testimony shows that Cornwall, the prisoner,
laid violent hands upon him on Waterloo
street, handcuffed him with the assistance of
tb6 driver, and thrust bim Into the cars; that
he protested to the last, and only yielded
because he relied on British Justice to sus?
tain him In the eud. The case was further re?
TBE TAMMANY FRA UDS..
Boas Tweed In Ceurt.
ALBANY, July 16.
Tweed's trial commenced In the Supreme
Court to-day. The defendant's counsel are
Messrs. Dudley Field, Stoughton, Fullerton,
Burrell, Reynolds, Bartlett, John Graham, and
Root. The counsel for the prosecution are
Charles O'Conor. and Messrs. Tilden and
Peckham A motion was made by the de?
fence that the court enter judgment for a nom?
inal sum, under which the case might betaken
to the Court of Appeals. O'Conor opposed
the motion, believing lt hld duty to press the
case without listening to any proposition from
the defence. The defence claimed the right
to be beard, whereupon the court decided to
hear the arguments In,the Tweed fuwi-Ccmoellv
case together, and Stoughton made the open?
ing speech for the defence.
THE WAR IN EGYPT.
ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT, July 15.
A military commission ls now elttine to In?
quire into the affair between Consul-General
Butler and the Koedlve's officers. Generals
Lorine and Reynolds ana Major Campbell
testify to circumstances which, in their judg?
ment, clearly show that the affray was pre?
meditated by Butler and his friends; their pur?
pose being to take the life of Major Campbell,
who was dangerously wounded. Butler left
Alexandria In the mall steamer this morning.
THE RALLY AT RALEIGH.
NORTH CAROLINA IN LINE EOS
j AnEnthuiIaitlc .lian- Mee ting-Speech?
es Of Senator! Doolittle, Miller and
Tipton, of Governor Walker ?nd
[SPECIAL TKLKO rt AM TO TH> NIWS.]
RALEIGH, N. G., Joly 16.
The Greeley ratification mass-meeting here
I was grandly successful, more than three thou?
sand persons belt g present
Able, earnest and effective speeches were
made by Senator Doolittle, ex-Seuator Miller,
I of Georgia, Governor Walker, of Virginia, ex
Governor Graham, of North Carolina, Senator
Tipton, of Nebraska, General W. B. Cox,
Judge Towle, Captain Jas. J. Davis, and Colo?
nel Worden, of North Carolina.
Mr. Doolittle spoke at some lengtn In re?
gard to'that centralization of the powers of the
government, towards which the present ad?
ministration ls drifting. He reviewed the life
and pabilo services of Horace Greeley, before
the war, as an adv?cate of the Union, the
constitution and the laws; and showed that,
I after the war, before the gnus o? victory were
silenced, he was lound battling in favor of
Southern amnesty. His speech was received
with much enthusiasm.
Ex-Senator Miller's speech was a review o?
the policy of the Grant administration, es?
pecially towards the Southern States; citing j
cases from Georgia and elsewhere, during
which he handled the administration with nial
gloves off. Ie was, throughout, an able effort. [
Governor Walker's remarks were warmly |
received. He urged upon the people of North
Carolina the Importance of carrying the State
election In August, in order that North Caro
lina might be the banner State for Greeley,
and fire the first gan In the battle that would ]
sweep over the entire nation in November.
Senator Tipton scathingly reviewed the acts
of the administration, and feelingly referred
to other senators who had Joined with bim, by
word and act, In resisting the usurpations of
the administration. He referred to Senator
Wilson as a deserter from the Liberal camp,
having been bought over by the nomination
? for vice-President.
The remarks of the other speakers were
well received, creating throughout much en?
thusiasm. The day was quite a gala one In
Raleigh. _ .. .
THE PRESIDENT'S PANIC.
A Desperate Effort to Win Over For?
ney-The situation In Pennsylvania
-Grant and Cameron Badly Scared.
[BPECIit TB I. BOB AW TO TH H N1W8]
WASHQI'OTOK, July 16.
President Grant announced to be here to?
day In time for a Cabinet meeting, but did not |
arrive, and two or three Cabinet ministers
here, who went to the White House for the
Cabinet consultation, shouldered their several
portfolios and left, well satisfied to be rid of so
It ls currently reported that Grant was In
Philadelphia with Forney, whose persistent
hostility to the Radical Pennsyvanla State tick?
et the administration are moving beaven and
earth to overcome. It Ls generally believed
th ot Vnrnov han hoar* ntTm-aA a Ca hin Pt nnsl
tlon or diplomatic poet, contingent on Grant's
re-election, as compensation lor the abandon?
ment of his Pennsylvania schemes, and a
hearty support of the Pennsylvania State and |
National ticket. It ls understood that this
offer ls made at the Instance of Senator Cam?
eron, who ls seriously alarmed about the Re?
publican situation In that State, and will fail
to be 'returned to the Benate if the Radical
ticket be defeated at the October election.
At the German picnic near.George town, po?
liceman O'Brlan and a laborer named Cunning?
ham got into au altercation concerning the
moral character of each other's wives, which
resulted lo O'Bryan shooting Cunningham
I dead. O'Brlan is in jail. N.
a HAS TITES GOING POR GREELEY.
Conversion of Two Dlstlagnlshed
NEW YOBS, July 16.
The Herald's Boston special intimates that
General Banks has espoused Greeley's cause.
NEW ORLEANS, July 16.
Lieutenant-Governor Plncbback, who has
heretofore favored Grant, made a Greeley
speech at a Republican meeting In St. James's
Grant's Lait He pe-Ii emocratic
LONG BRANOH, July 16.
It Is said that a party of Missourians, whose
names are not reported, called at the Presi?
dential cottage yesterday.
General Porter is shortly to make public a
list of Democrats who are going to stump for
RUINED BY CHINESE CHEAP LABOE.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 16.
Two Irishmen demanded work ona farm
near Bantus, In Alameda County, last night,
and were told by thu farmer that he had a
sufficient uumber ot Chinamen engaged to
harvest the cropB. This morning they were
firing the grain stacks and were captured.
The prisoners were tried by the neighboring
farmers and hanged.
AMERICAN SCH?TZEN IN GERMANY.
BERLIN, July 14.
The German riflemen irom America, who
are io take part In the Federal Schulzenfest,
arrived laut week In Hanover, where they
bad a most cordial reception. Dr. Pieper
made an address of welcome, lu which he fre?
quently alluded to the enthuslam manifested
ia the U'jited States over the victories of the
Fatherland during the late war, and proposed
three cheers for tne visitors, which were giv?
en with a good will by the large crowd.
SARATOGA, July 16.
Betting at the start was, Longfellow eight
hundred and Bassett three hundred and flity.
Bassett won by a length, time 3.59. The
attendance waa larger than at toe first race.
Governor Bowie's Catesby was first, Morris's
colt by Eclipse second, and Electra third.
Time 1.17J. In the third race Buckden dead
heat. Jury third, Piedmont lourth. Time,
1.42J. _ _
THE WE ATHEE THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, Joly 16.
Rising barometer and northwestern winds
will prevail on Wednesday north and west ol
Ohio. Tba area of lowest barometer will
move northwestward down the St. Lawrence,
with southwest winds veering to northwest,
and clear weather in New England. No Im?
portant changes are Indicated lor the Southern
SPARKS FROM THE WISES.
-The President has not arrived at Wash?
ington, and his visitors are sadly disap?
pointed. ? ."
-Davis & Winn's paper mill at Peppervale,
Massachusetts, waff burned down yesterday.
Loss $50,000. ," . _ .
-It ls believed that Stokes will be refused
ball, and that the next trial will probably take
place In Saratoga County.
-Robert YTCranford, Vanderbilt's brother
in-law, ls Indicted for assault wttfc Intent tc
MAKING UP TUS SEATS.
A Radical Pen-and-ink Sketch or th?
Candidates for State Offices.
[From the Beaufort Bepubllcan.l
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Joly 6.
No clue can be obtained here of the proba?
ble course of politics from those mott Inter?
ested In the result of the campaign. The can-.
di da tee express only hopes. Confidence ls a^.
"Scarce article. Combinations are eagerly,
wished for, but how to secure the fulfilment
of pledges is something yet to be discovered.
The "carpet-bag*' element Is the most dis?
couraged. The natives or ''scalawags" seem?
ed determined to rule or ruin-perhaps lt
would be better to say rule and raia. At any
rate, the slaughter of white and colored "car?
pet baggers" is decided upon. ' Therefore lt ls
that the misdeeds ol the administration are
saddled upon Seo lt and Parker, and the whole
pack ore yelling at their heels. Moses, Tom
Mackey and even Judge Orr are Industriously
sowing the eeeds of distrust of strangers
among the people. While this ls going on
among the white leaden, the colored men are
doing the same and more on their side. I aay
more, because they go further. "Trust none
bat your own people" means with them none
but your own race. 80 that alter getting rid
of the ^carpetbaggers, the scalawags ?Ll. go
The next State Con ve ni lon will be the least
under control of any ever called There Jare
many plans, but no man bas any confidence
In being able to carry them out.
AU interest centers ia the Governorship
and treasurership. These represent power
and money. The men who bold thew offices
control tne party.. Moses has the field at
present for Governor, but be will, be weaker
in the convention than before tbe people, ls
Bureas he ls nominated there will be a bolt.
Orr ls much more talked of than liked.: Moses
hatea him and will prevent his nomination.
Orr la determined to try for lt He bas. Ibo
assistance just now of Tom Mackey, who has
completely deserted Governor Scott. He is
engaged In asserting all that h? so ably de?
nied when he was wrltlug Scott's message last
There are many who believe that Scott will
have a good deal of influence with the eon-. ?
ventlon, and that he may after all be tbe man.
He, however, asseverates his disgust with
the cores of office and the Ingratitude - of po-'
ll tl clans. He may feel angry when he reflects
that bis bittereal revilers owe what Influence
they have to him. .'; .
Chamberlain la sometimes talked of as scan
dldate likely to neal all dissensions in our
ranks, but while there la a kindly feeling for
him and great respect for his abilities, lt 1B
felt that he has assented to tbe worst acta
charged upon the State government.
Dr. Pteagle Is quietly, slowly bat surely -
gaining strength tor Governor. It will,be
round that be is more formidable as the can- '
Parker, Gardozo and Noah are the only an?
nounced candidates. Of the first, lt is unne?
cessary to enumerate bis claims upon tbe
office. He will enter upon the . canvass with. ?
the prestige of past successes and present oe- '
cupancy ; and although he bas many enemies
he ought to be able to make many friends.
Cardozo Ia very lively. He ls striving to *
unite himself with a strong candidate for gov?
ernor. He bases bis strength upon bis per- 1
so nal honesty and bis color. In the first, we 1
hope be ls not singular, and- the second,
ls not decided enough to carry bim very
tar. Some ol his opponents resent; . bis
claim as a reformer or abuses. They as-,
sert that his education and training peen
li ari y unfit him for the office. They point ont.
the utter failure which results from entrusting '
money matters to ex-clergymen; how prover- ?
blal they are for ignorance of finance and how
obtuse they are ot the fact. While they admit
that he ls probably freer rom knowingly partici?
pa Ung In the Increase of tbe public debt last
cou?d notliavV&fln^iBOTed "w??fi?ur?is~m?c*~
Il the Governor is condemned for signing,
and Parker damned tor issuing, can Cardozo 1
be excused from sealing? That be felt Ibis
culpability la plain from the fact that be left
the State, resigned bis place, and said be
never would return. When, however. Par?
ker and Scott had made all smooth for bim fey
the validating bill he returned and commenced
office seeking anew. \ hf~ .
Harry Noah, the urbane private secretary of
tbe Governor, goes In on bis shape. He links
his fortunes pretty closely with Frank Moses.
He hos made many fr le nos among the frequent?
ers or the Statehouse. He has a ready smile,
a warm grasp and a good story for the weary
walter upon official tardiness. If'he wins, he
will preaide over an empty treasury with so
much suavity that hungry crediton will go
away comforted lt not filled.
Honest John Patterson ls not happy. The
Blue Bldge ring la now a ring within a ring. '
The Mack ay-Steers Injonction, Auditor Garys
injunction and tbe City of Charleston's lojunc?
tion seem to have but little chance of escape.
Corbin has got a chance he longed for, and he
will "go" for the railroad Eu-Klux with tbe
hottest kind ol a poker. Jona thinks if he
was only Governor he could make things
smoother. He sometimes bas strong hopes, -
but generally he merely looks and longs.
Tbe Liberal Republicans and Democrats are
walting hopefully and patiently. There Isa. <
general agreement that no State ticket will be
nominated until after the action of the Repub?
lican convention. If there 1B a colt from that
convention and a good ticket put in tbe field
by the bolters, a Joint convention of the sup?
porters of Greeley and Brown will be called,
which will simply nominate electors and en- '
done the best State ticket offered. Thia is In
accord with the determination of the Demo- .
crats to refrain from embarrassing the Reform
party Of the Republicans.
ON THE WAR PATH.
Corbin was here a lew days ago, on bia way
to Greenville, wbere he was to speak on the
fourth instant. He flourished a fearful toma?
hawk, had his war-paint on, and talked of
nothing less than scalping Scott, Moses,
Parker, id omne genus. His present temper ls
some confirmation of the assertion that Grant :
ls determined to aid In the overthrow of tbA
ruling spirits ot the Republican party here.
Should the president nally throw his influence
with the Beform wing ot the porty, there wUl
be o general prayer from some now very con?
fident candidates, "From plague, pestilence
and sudden death, good Lord deliver ns."
GOSSIP FEOM COBA.
The Spanish Swallows Homeward Ply.
HI YANA, July ll. .
Count Valmaseda embarked for Spain to?
day. Aa Immense conooane of citizens as?
sembled at the Captain-General's palace and
upon the quayB to bid bim farewell.
Ibe newspaper La Espa?a baa suspended
publication. Don Suarez VigtTis appointed
political secretary of the island. The Spanish
iron-clod Numancla will shortly sall for New
Tork en route for Spain.
The expedition which left here some time
ago to search for bidden treasures near
Laguna Die Centes, In Vuelta Abajo District,
has returned unsuccessful.
General Tono, commander at Fort Cabana
and Moro Castle, will shortly return to Spain.
Fort Monarca at Neuvltas was struck by
llghtulng on the night of tbe 10th instant. The
powder magazine exploded and seven artille?
rists were killed One rifled cannon was car?
ried a distance of fifty yards from the embra?
sure. ? .
The Cuban Civil Government has granted
the coolies the right to return to China- after
complying with certain prescribed condiaoos.
The Diario, commenting upon the seizure? 01
the Bteamer Pioneer, says that JJggJj?
pirate and no privateer, and the conimanoer
of the Moccasin decided her J?
captured her and carried her Into Newport..
Had Rhp been a DTivateer he would not have
hu^?r^ecaSa^v?eer is a vessel of
Sar beio?gln? to a nation recognized asa
AN EXPENSIVE DIP.
Nsw TOBI, July 16. ,
A party of ladles and gentlemen, while bath
log at Coney Island yesterday, were robbed of
nearly eight thousand dol?an' worth of Jewel?
ry, money and bonds.