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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2044
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MOANING, AUGUST 2, J 872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE GRANT CREW
TRIUMPHANT ELECTION OP THE
HEAVY GAINS THROUGHOUT
* THE STATE.
The Democrats Carry Six Con?
A MAJOBITT OF FORTY ON
'Arouse Te tuen, My Merry, Merri mon,
Iii? Our Open lng Day V*
The special dispatches received at the
office of THE NEWS ap to two o'clock this
morning leave no reasonable doubt that the
Conservative candidate for Governor of North
Carolina ls elected by a handsome majority,
and that the Conservatives are successful In
at least six of the eight; Congressional Dis?
tricts. From Wilmington, from Charlotte,
and from Raleigh come the same glad tidings.
The good people of the noble North State are
confident that they have won the victory so
well deserved-a victory which will carr;- sn
conragement to every honest heart, and
which seals the election of benevolent Horace
The offices to be filled by the present elec?
tion-axe those of governor, lieutenant-gover?
nor, secretary of State, treasurer, auditor, at?
torney-general, superintendent of schools, su?
perintendent of public works and eight Con?
gressmen. The candidates of the respective
parties are as follows :
Governor_A. S. Merrlmon. Tod R. Caldwell.
Lleut.-Gov.. .John Hughes. ' u. H. Brogden.
Sec. or State. J. A. Womack. w. u. Howerton.
Treasurer....J. W. Granara. D. A. Jenkins.
Auditor.C.O. Leaven;borpe. Johu Redly.
AU. Qen'l ..>r. M. Ship. T. L. Hargrove.
Snp. Schools. N. Mendeohall. J. C. Reid.
Sop. Works..Jas. Ii. repack. Silas Barns.
The candidates for Congress are:
District. Democrats. Republican.
first.D. M. Carter, Clinton L. Cobb,
Second_W. ti. Kitchen. Charles R. Thomas,
Third.?lfredM. Waddell, Nell McKay, Jr.,
Fou rt n.Zion ti. Roners, william A. Smith,
Fifth.James JU. Leach, Themas settle.
Slxtb.Thomas & Ashe, Oliver H. Docxery,
Seventh...W. M. RoDblns, David M. Furcbes.
Eight.Zebulon B. Vance, W. Q. Candler.
The names in the above list which are
printed In italics are those of the present lo.
c?mbenlo. Tile Republicana now hold six
out of toa eight Slate offices, and have two
Congressmen while the Democrats have four.
There was a vacancy in the last Congress
Irom the Fourth District of North Carolina,
and since the late Congressional election. a
new district has been created In the State ac?
cording to the new apportionment of Con?
gressmen based upon the census of 1870. Of I
the eight Congressional Districts of |
North Carolina, seven may be consid?
ered safe foe the Democrats. The Second
District comprises the swamps and bayous
of the northeastern portion of the State, and
ls a strong hold ol Republicanism. Ihe ban?
ner districts of the Democracy have been the
seventh and eighth, lying in the western part
ot the State and comprising the tier of counties
bordering on Tennessee. The points at which
the principal efiorts ot the Radicals have been
made to colonize negro voters from adjoln
itig. States are the counties of Robeson, Rloh- j
mond. Anson and Union, bordering en South
Carolina ?.nc! forming the southern hali of the
Sixth District, and Hertford, Gates, Pasqua
tank, Camden and Currituck* Counties, ad?
joining Eastern Virginia, and forming part of |
the First District.
O? the recent political conflicts in North
Carolina, the most significant and the moBt j
appropriate for present .purposes of compari?
son is that ot 1870, in which, out of a total
voy^ of 175,000, the Democrats obtained a ma?
jority of between four and five thousand. In
1S68, while the State was In the throes ot re?
construction and its citizens laboring under
political disabilities. Grant had a majority ol
12,000- out of a vote of 180,000, and in 1871 the
proposal of a State convention, which emanat?
ed from the Democratic leaders, but was un?
popular with the rank and file, was detested
by about 9000. The total voting population of
the State, according to the censu3 o? 1870, is
214,000, which Is 32,000 more votes than have
ever been polled at any election since the
wav. In each of the three contests above
mentioned, there have been from thirty thous?
and to forty thousand silent voters, and two
thirds of them may gately be assumed to be
Conservatives. The Radicals, making politics
p. trade, have in each campaign exhausted
every effort to bring out their full vote, and
the freedmen who compose that party have
been eager on every occasion to exercise their
newly-acquired right of suffrage. The Demo?
crats, on the contrary, have been more busily
engaged with their ordinary avocations, and
have been gloomily apath etic in many ot the
previous contests, but trie dispatches of yes?
terday show that they have been to a larger
extent than ever before, aroused to the lmpor
?.tance o? the Bltuatlom, and have rallied In
loree lo the polls.
THE VICTORY A CERTAINTY.
The Election or the Conservative State
Ticket-Six Congressmen and a Legis?
lative. Majority Assured Beyond a
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RALEIGH, Thursday, August 1-12 P. M.
The returns received In this city are suffi?
cient to show the result In twenty or the
counties, and Indicate positively the election
ot Judge Herrlmon, the Conservative candi?
date lor Governor, by a large majority. The
Conservatives have certainly elected six out of
the eight Congressmen, and the probabilities
are strongly In favor of seven. The majority
on a joint ballot in the State Legislature will
be not less than forty, which will secure the
election of a Democratic United Stales sena?
tor. The election was quiet and orderly
throughout the State.
Returns from eleven towns and precincts
. In the State give a Conservative gain of about
950 over the Sblpp vote of 1870. Raleigh gives
a Conservative gain of 218, and Wake Forest
adds 100. The other townships In Wake
County will undoubtedly give enough more to
overcome the Republican majority In 1870 of
Seven Thousand Majority.
RALEIGH, Friday, August 2-1 A. M.
AU the Radical strongholds have given a
Conservative gain, Including New Hanover
County, the only Radical county in the Third
District, which shows a gain of about fifteen
hundred. The official returns received here
up to this hour show a Conservative majority
In the State of eeven thousand.
CONFIRMING THE GLAD TIDINGS.
The Conservative? Carry the State by
Five Thousand Majority, with Five
Thousand More Highly Probable.
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CHARLOTTE, N. C., I
THURSDAY, August 1-12 P. M. J
From all the reliable information received
up to this hour lt ls beyond a doubt that North
Carolina has gone Conservative by five thou?
sand majority, and if the returns from the re?
maining counties are as favorable as those al?
ready received, the majority will be at least
ECHOES OF THE VICTORY.
A Peaceful Election, and an Unmistak?
able Expression or th . People** Will.
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WILMINGTON, Thursday, August 1, ll P. M.
The returns here are meagre, and only two
wards of this city are yet counted. A Conser?
vative gain of over three hundred is indicated
in this county. The news from Raleigh and
(rom the easiern part of the State ls very
cheering. Eleven townships, from which re?
turns have been received, give nine hundred
and fifty majority for Merrimon, and show
large Conservative gains.
Tne Radicals are looking blue and the Con?
servatives confident. The election has been
quiet and orderly. Both sides have polled a
heavy vote, and some negroes nave voted the
Conservative ticket. The Conservatives have
made a large gain in this city through local
dissensions of the Radicals.
Tbe first returns received in this city, this
evening, were from Abbotsbury, Bladen
Connty. Tba township gives Merrimon a ma?
jority, and a gain of about forty over the vote
of 1870, when the Conservatives carried the
State by ?OOO majority. Halifax Connty, which
in 1870 gave a Radical majority of 1883, showB a
gain of one hundred for Merrimon. This is
the strongest Radical county in the only
Radical district of the State, and the
Conservative gain ls regarded as a
very favorable Indication. Northwest Town?
ship, in Brunswick County, gives Merri?
mon a -gain ol thirty-four over the vote of
1870. This isa very close county, having gone
Democratic in 1870 by only one majority. The
second ward of this elly gives Merrimon 296,
Caldwell 227, a Conservative gain of 164 over
1870. Warsaw, Duplln County, gives Merri?
mon 164, Caldwell 143, which ls a Conserva?
tive gain._ _ _
AN IMPORTANT RECRUIT.
WASHINGTON, August 1.:
General N. P. Banks, one or the most in?
fluential Republicans in Massachusets, formal?
ly publishes a declaration that he will support
Greeley for President.
NARROWESCAPE OF PREMIER GLAD?
What Comes or Fooling with Goa
LONDON, AogUBt 1.
This afternoon while Mr. Gladstone and
Right Hon. Mr. Aytoun, tbe chief commis?
sioner of works and buildings, were witness?
ing Borne experiments witu gun-cotton in the
gardens attached to the treasury buildings, a
quantity of that material prematurely ex?
ploded with a tremendous report. At first
grave tears were entertained that those gen?
tlemen were injured, but the contrary proved
to be tbe case. With the exception of break?
ing about one hundred windows in the treas?
ury building, no damage was sustained.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, August 1.
Clearing weather in the Gulf and south At?
lantic States to-night, with southerly ana west?
erly winds. Northerly and westerly winda
tbrougn the upper Mississippi and lower Ohio
valleys, with clear weather and moderate tem?
peratures. Clearing and cooler weather on
the lower lakes on Friday morning, rapidly
JOTTINGS ABOUT THE STATE.
-Sergeant Cahill and private Murtagh have
deserted from Sumter.
-A colored man employed on the Air-Line
Railroad was killed a few days ago by James
Shannon, who was one of the overseers on
the contract ol Mr. Malone. It ls probable
that both parties were drinking, as the homi?
cide took place near a liquor shop. Shannon
is a Tennesseean, and bas fled the country.
KU-KLUX ARRESTS IN NEWBERRY.
The Herald says: "On last Friday morning
a detachment ol United States cavalry arrested
the lollowlng persons, residents of this county,
viz: Johh Duckett, Richard Duckett, John C.
Odell, J. Newton Odell, Thomas H. Watson,
and Plnkney Bradford. The first five were
balled on Saturday by United States Commis?
sioner Runkle to November Term of Unlied
States Court. On Sunday last the following
named persons were arrested: John Wai kine,
John Wilsons, Henry Cbamppell, John Payne,
Dr. Dickert, William Smith and Walter An?
-An enterprising Parisian ls reaping golden
gains from a mummy manufactory. He not
only supplies provincial museums with a
"Cheops" or "Pnaraoah" to order, but does a
large exporting trade, sending his peculiar
wares even to Egypt. It ls darkly whispered
that more than one credulous traveller has
been permitted to see an old tomb exhumed
in the very shadow of the Pyramids, and has
joyfully purchased the bran new ParlBlan-made
mummy Inserted therein the night before.
THE BLACK MAN'S FRIEND.
SENATOR SUMNERS'S ADVICE TO THE
COLORED VOTEBS. ?
His Letter In Pall-The Candidates for
the Presidency Contrasted-Which
Ought the Freedmen to Trust and
Vote Pori-Something that the Color,
ed People Everywhere Ought to Kead
and Think Over.
The following is a copy of the letter ad?
dressed to Senator Sumner by a number of
colored citizens, residents or Washington
City, requesting his opinion as to what action
the colored voters should take in the present
WASHINGTON, D. C., July ll.
SIB_We, the undersigned, citizens of color,
regarding you as the purest and best friend of
our race, admiring your consistent course In
the United Stales Senate and elsewhere as the
special advocate of our rights, and believing
that your counsel at this critical juncture lu
the period of our citizenship would be free
from personal feeling and partisan prejudice,
have ventured to request your opinion as to
what action the colored voters of the nation
should take in the Presidential contest now
The choice of oar people ls now narrowed
down to General Grant or Horace Greeley.
Tour long acquaintance with both, and your
observation, have enabled you to arrive" at a
correct conclusion as to which of the candi?
dates, Judging from their antecedents as well
as their present position, will, lt elected, en?
force the requirements of the constitution and
the laws respecting our civil and political'
rights with the most heartfelt sympathy and
the greatest vigor.
We hope and trust you will favor us with
such reply as will serve to enlighten our minda
upon this subjects, and impel our people to go
forward in the right direction. Our confi?
dence in your Judgment 1B BO firm that, In our
opinion, thousands of the Intelligent colored
voters o? the country will be guided in their
action by your statement and advice.
Hoping to receive a reply soon, we have the
honor to be, with great respect, your obedient
servants: A. T. Augusta, H. 0., David Fisher,
Sr.. J?hn H. Smith. Edward Gruser, Wm. H.
A. Wormley, Wm. P. Wiison, B. W. Tompkins,
John H. Brown, Henry Lacey, W. H. Bell, J.
L. N. Bowen, M. D., Jacob De Witter, Samuel
Procter, J. J. Eetchum, Chas. N. Thomas,Wm.
H. Shorter, Henry Hill, Turman J. Shadd, Geo.
D. Johnson, Cutis. A. Fleetwood, Charles F.
Bruce, David Fisher, Jr., David King, Wm.
Below we print in full Senator Sumner's an?
swer to the above :
WASHINGTON, July 29, 1872.
Gentlemen and Fellow-Citizens-ll I have de?
layed answering your communication of July
ll, which was duly placed in my hands by
your committee, lt ls not because the proper
course for you seemed doubtful, but because I
wished to reflect upon lt and be aided by the
information which time might supply, sinee
then I nave careiully considered the inquiries
you have addressed me, and listened to much
on both sides, but my best Judgment now ls In
harmony with my early conclusion.
I am touched by the apneal you make. It is
true that I am i he friend of your race, and I
am glad to be assured that in your opinion I
have held a consistent course in the Senate
and elsewhere as the special advocate of your
rights. That course, oy the blessing of God,
I mean to hold so long as life lasts. I know
your Infinite wrongs, and feel for them as my
own. You only do me simple justice when
you add a belief that my counsel, at this criti?
cal juncture of your citizenship, would be
free irom personal feelings and partisan pre?
judice. In answering your inquiries, I can
have no feeling except lor your good, which I
most anxiously Beek; nor can any prejudice of
any kind be allowed to loierfere. The occa?
sion is too solemn. Especially is there no
room for personal feeling or for partisan pre?
judice. Ko man or party can expect power
except for the general welfare. Therefore
they must be brought to the standard of truth,
that they may be seen in life and act.
You are right in saying that the choice for
the Presidency is now "narrowed down" to
President Grant or Horace Greeley. One of
these is to be taken, and. assuming my ac?
quaintance with both and my observation of
their lives, you invite my Judgment between
them, asking me especially which of the two,
judging from their antecedents as well as
present position, would enforce the constitu?
tion and laws securing your civil and political
rights with the most heartfelt sympathy and
the greatest vigor. Here I remark that, in
this inquiry, you naturally put your rights in
the foreground. So do I; believing most sin?
cerely mat the best interests ot' the whole
country are associated with the completest
recognition of your rights, so that the two
races shall live together in unbroken har?
mony. I also remark that you call attention
to two things, the "antecedents" of the two
two candidates; and secondly, the "present
position." You wish to know from these
which gives assurance of the most heartfelt
sympathy and greatest vigor lo the mainte?
nance ot your rights; in other words, which,
Judging by the pase, will be your truest friend.
The communication with which you have
honored me ls not alone. Colored lellow-cltl
zens In other parts of the country-I may say
In nearly every State of the Uulon-have made
a similar request, and some complain that I
have thus far kept silent. I am not insensible
to this appeal. But If my opinion ls given, lt
must be candidly according to my conscience.
In this spirit I unswer your inquiries, begin
wlth the antecedents of the two candidates.
I. Horace Greeley was born to poverty, and
educated himself in a printing office. Presi?
dent Grant, fortunate in early patronage, be?
came a cadet at West Point, and was educated
at the public expense. One started with noth?
ing but Industry and character; the other
started with a military commission. Ore was
trained as a civilian; the other as a soldier.
Horace Greeley stood forth as reformer and
abolitionist. President Grant enlisted as a
pro-slavery Democrat, and, at the election of
James Buchanan, fortified by his vote all tbe
pr?tentions of slavery, Including the Dred
Scott decision. Horace Greeley from early
life was earnest and constant against slavery,
lull of sympathy with the colored race, and
always foremost in the great battle tor their
rights. President Grant, except as a soldier,
summoned by the terrible accident of war,
never did anything against slavery, nor has he
at any time shown any sympathy with the color?
ed race. Horace Greeley earnestly desired that
colored cllizens should vote, and earnestly
championed Impartial suffrage; but President
Grant was on the other side.
Beyond these contrasts, which are marked,
It cannot be forgotten that Horace Greeley is
a person of large heart and large understand?
ing, trained to the support of human rights,
always beneficent with the poor, always ready
for any good cause, and never deterred by op?
position or reproach, as when fur long years
he befriended your people. Add to' these
qualities, conspicuous in his life, untiring in?
dustry, which leaves no moment without its
fruit; abundant political knowledge; acquaint?
ance with history; the Instinct and grasp of
statesmanship; an amiable nature; a magnani?
mous soul, and, above all, an honesty which
no suspicion has touched, and you have a
brie! portraiture of the antecedents of Horace
Few of these things appear in the President.
His great success in war, and the honors he
has won, cannot change the record ol his con?
duct toward your people.especially in contrast
with the lifetime fidelity of his competitor,
while there are unhappy "antecedents" show?
ing that in the prosecution of his plans he
cares nothing for ihe colored race. The story
ls painful, but lt must be told.
I refer to the outrage lie perpetrated upon
Haytl with its eight htindred thousand blacks,
engaged In the great experiment of self gov?
ernment. Here is a most instructive "ante?
cedent," revealing beyond question his true
nature, and the whole ls attested by docu?
mentary evidence. Conceiving the Idea of
annexing Dominica, which is the Spanish
part of the island, and shrinking at nothing,
he began by seizing the war powers of the
government, In flagrant violation of the con?
stitution, and then, at a great expenditure of
money, sent several armed ships of the navy,
including monitors, to maintain the usurper
Baez in power, that through him he might
obtain the coveted prize. Not content with
this audacious dictatorship, he proceeded to
strike at the independence of the Black Re?
public by open menace of war, and all with?
out the sanction of Congress, to which ls com?
mitted the war-making power. Sailing into
the harbor of P t c-au-Prince wJth oar most
powerful monitor, the Dictator, properly
named tor this service, also the frigate Sev?
ern as consort, and otherj monitors in
their train, the admiral, leting under
Instructions from Washington, proceed?
ed to the Executive Manton, accom?
panied by officers of his squadron, and
then, pointing to the great warships in sight
from the windows, dealt bis m?nace of war,
threatening to sink or captare taytien ships.
The president was black, not withe. The ad?
miral would have done no such thing to any
white ruler, nor would our country have tol?
erated such menace from any rovernment In
the world. Here was indignty, not only to
the Black Republic, with its population of
I eight hundred thousand, but to the African
race everywhere, and especially in our own
country. Nor did lt end her*. For months
the navy of the United States was hovering
on the coast, keeping that Insulted people in
constant anxiety, while President Grant was
to them like a hawk sailing In the air, and
ready to swoop upon bis prey.
This heartless, crnel proceedings lound a
victim among- our white fellow-citizens. An
excellent merchant of Connecticut, praised by
all who knew him, was plunge? Into prison by
Baez, where he was Immured because lt was
teared he would write against the treaty of
annexation, and this captivity was prolonged
with the connivance of two agents of the
President, one of whom finds.constant favor
with him and ia part ot the military ring Im?
mediately about him. That Bich an outrage
could go unpunished shows tie little regard
of the President for human rights, whether
in white or black.
I confess my trials, as I wai called to wit?
ness these things. Always a supporter of the
administration, and sincerely desiring to labor
with lt, I had never uttered a word with re?
gard to lt except In kindness. My early oppo?
sition to the treaty of annexatbn was reserv?
ed, so that lor some time my ,opinions were
unknown. It was only when I saw the breach
of all law, human and divine, that I was
aroused, and then began the anger of the
President and of his rings, military and sen?
atorial. Devoted to the African race, Heit
for I hem, besides being humbled, that the
great Republic, acting through its President,
could set such an example, where the na?
tional constitution, internatlontl law and hu?
manity were all sacrificed. Especially was I
moved when I saw the Indignity to the col?
ored race which was accompiistied 'by tramp?
ling upon a lundamental principle of Interna?
tional law, declaring the equality ol nations,
as our Declaration ot Independence declares
the equality of men.
This terrible transaction, which nobody can
defend, 1B among the ''antecedents" of Presi?
dent Grant, Irom which you can Judge how
much the colored race can rely upon hts
"heartfelt sympathies." Nor can lt be forgot?
ten that shortly alterward, on the return of
the commission from this Island, Hon. Frede?
rick Douglass, the colored orator, accomplish?
ed In manners as In eloquence, was thrust
away from the company ot the commissioners
at the common table ol the mall packet on the
Potomac, almost within sight of the Executive
Manion, simply on account ot bis color; but
the President, at whose Invitation he had
Joined the commission, never uttered a word
in condemnation of this exclusion, and when
entertaining the returned commissioners at
dinners carefully omitted Mr. Douglass, who
was in Washington at the time, and thus re?
peated the Indignity.
Other, things might be mentioned, showing
the sympathies of the President; but I cannot
forget me civil rights bil), which ls the cap?
stone of that equality before the law to which
all are entitled, without distinction ol color.
President Grant, who could lobby eo-assidu?
ously for his Sc Domingo scheme, full of
wrongs to the colored race, could do nothing
for this beneficent measure. During a long
session of Congress lt was discussed constant?
ly, and the colored people everywhere hung
upon the debate; but there was no word of
"heartfelt sympathy" from the President. At
la^t, Just before the nominating convention he
addressed a letter to a meeting of colored fel?
low-citizens In Washington, called to advance
this cause, where he avoided the question by
declaring himself In favor of "tho exercise ol'
those rights to which every citizen should be
Justly euilileaY' luavrog u ucoertula whether
colored people are Justly entitled to the rights
secured by the pending bill. I understand
that Horace Greeley has been already assailed
by an impracticable Democrat as friendly
to this bill; but nobody has lisped against
President Grant on this account..
Among "antecedents," I deem it my duty
to mention the little capacity or industry of
the President in protecting colored people,
and In assuring peace at the South. Nobody
can doubt that a small portion of the effort
and earnest will, even without the lobbying,
BO freely given to the St. Domingo Boheme,
would have averted those Ku-Rlux outrages
wlilch we deplore, so that there would have
oeen no pretence for farther legislation by
Congress. But he was disabled both by char?
acter and the drawback of his own conduct.
Alter violating the constitution and Interna?
tional ?aw to Insult the clack Republic, and
eetllng an example of Insubordina!ion, he was
not In condition to rebuke law-breakers.
II. Passing lrom "antecedents," I come now
to the "present position" of the two candi?
dates, which ls tue subject pr your next In?
quiry. Il in any former particulars the two
are on an equality, yet in aft substantial re?
spects the obvious advantage ls with Horace
Each was nominated by a Republican con?
vention, one at Cincinnati and the other at
Philadelphia, BO that In this respect they may
seem to be ou an equality. But it will not tail
to be observed that the cooventlon at Cincin?
nati was composed of able and acknowledged
Republicans, many of whom have acted with
the party from Its first formation, who, with?
out previous organization, came together vol?
untarily for the sake ol reform and purity In
the government; while, on the other hand,
the convention at Philadelphia was composed
ol delegates chosen largely under the influ?
ence of office-holders, who assembled to sustain
what ls known as Granllsm, being the person?
al government and personal pretensions ol
President Grant, Involving nepotism, repay?
ment of gilts by official patronage, neglect of
public duty, absenteeism, military rule, disre?
gard of constitution and law, with general un?
fitness and Indignity to the colored race-all
of which ls so uurepublican as to make its sup?
port Impossible for true Republicana. There
lore, the convention at Philadelphia, though
calling itself Republican, was less Republican
In reality than that at Cincinnati.
The two platiorms, so far as concerns espe?
cially the colored race, are alike in substance,
but that ol'-CInclnnatl ls expressed lu terms
most worthy of i he equal rights lt states and
claims: "We recognize the equality ol all
men before the law, and hold mat lt ls the
duty ot government In its dealings with the
people to mete out equal and exact justice to
all of whatever nativity, race, color or persua?
sion, religious or political." In other respects
the platlorin of Cincinnati Is the most Repub?
lican, luasmuch as lt sets itself against those
unrepubllcan abuses which have been nureed
by the President Into pernicious activity.
From the two nominations and two plat?
forms I come to the supporters of the candi?
dates; and here I look, first, at mose Immedi?
ately about them; and, secondly, at the popu?
lar support behind.
Horace Greeley has among his Immediate
supporters, In all parts of the country, devot?
ed and consistent Republicans, always earnest
for reform and purity In government, on
whose lives there ls no shadow of suspicion
being a contrast in character lo those Rings
which play such a part in me present Adminis?
tration. Tue country knows too well me Mil?
itary Ring, the Senatorial Bing, and the Cus?
tomhouse Ring, through wnlch the President
acts. Such supporters are a very poor recom?
Looking at the popular support behind, the
advantage is still with Horace Greeley. Presi?
dent Grant has at his back the diversified
array of office-holders, drilled to obey the
word of command. The speeches praising
him are by office-holders and memoers of
rings. Horace Greeley finds flocking to his
support large numbers ol Republicans unwil?
ling to continue the existing misrule, and as
allies with them a regenerated party which
comes lorward to uoiie In the Liberal move?
ment. Democrats in Jolnine Horace Greeley
have changed simply as President Grant
changed wnen he Joined ihe Republicans, ex?
cept that he was rewarded at once with high of?
fice. The change is open. Adopting the Republi?
can platform which places the equal rights of all
under the safeguard of Irreversible guaran?
tees, and at the same time accepting the nomi?
nation of a life-time abolitionist, who repre?
sents pre-eminently the sentiment of duty to
the colored race, they have set their corpo?
rate seal to the sacred covenant. They may
Concluded on Third Page.
A JUDICIAL THUNDERBOLT.
THE INJUNCTION AGAINST THE
TREASURER TO BE GRANTED.
An Explanation of tit? Petition-The
Relief Asked for In Behalt of the Peo?
ple-How the Money Goes.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, August 1.
The case or T. J. & H. H. Gibson VB. Parker
is ended. There ls no donbt that the petition
I of the plaintiffs will be sustained without
qualification. The points are: First, an In?
junction ls asked to restrain the treasurer
from paying any more certificates for mileage
and per diem of members; because he has
already gone far beyond the appropriation
made, the appropriation being for the deficit
of 1870-71, $230,000, and of 1871-72, $350,000,
making $580,000, while the treasurer has paid
by his own showing $935,423 77, being a pay?
ment beyond the appropriation of $355,423 77.
It Is asked that this thing be stopped. Second,
an Injunction ls asked that the treasurer
oe restrained from paying any more money
towards public printing, inasmuch as the
treasurer has already paid, according to his
own showing, $113,374 G3 towards the object,
when not one dollar has been legally appro?
priated therefor. It ls asked that this leakage
be stopped. Third, an Injunction ls asked to
restrain the treasurer from paying anything,
towards the printing of the tenth, eleventh,
twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth vol?mes of
the Statutes at Large under the Joint resolution
of 29th November, 1871, passed over the veto
of the Governor, because there has been no
lawful appropriation therefor, and it ls against
the constitution to delegate powers to any two
men of the State to make a contract, have the
work done and then appropriate out of the
treasury just what such two men may chose
to pay. It has been estimated that this Job
will cost, if permitted to go on, $300,000.
It ls asked that this fraud be stopped.
Fonrtb, an Injunction la asked that ihe treas?
urer be restrained from borrowing any more
money upon his notes as authorized by the
act of the 4th ol March, 1872, aDd the Joint
resolution of the 12th March, 1872, because
both act and resolution are unconstitutional,
having never been passed by a two-thirds
vote, and being directly In violation of the
seventh and fourteenth sections of the ninth
act of the Constitution of the State, directing,
in express terms, how money only can be
borrowed. Filth, an injunction ls asked to
restrain tbe treasurer from paying any of the
notes already given for money borrowed upon
notes given by him amounting, according to
his own showing, to $399,312 72, because there
have been no appropriations made to pay the
same, and they cannot be paid out of any
money now or hereafter to come Into the
treasurer's hands, unless lhere be a special
It will accomplish a great deal to stop the
career of the treasurer In the above particu?
lars, and will save the Slate In the future a
vast amount of money. Messrs. Pope and
Haskell show, from Parker's own exhibits and
from Information gathered irotu the- official re?
cords, that Parker has paid out over two mil?
lion five hundred thousand dollars for which
there wera no appropriations at all during his
term of office. This year all the taxes have
been applied to legislative ?A^OUKO, sud tao
appropriations, amounting to upwards of four
hundred thousand dollars, are left without no?
thing to meet them.
The Blue Ridge case, lt is thought, will be
postponed till next Wednesday. Qui VIVE.
SIPPINOS OF PUNCH.
'That Is a portrait of dear papa, before he
wore a beard and moustache, you know."
"Indeed ! How very lovely your mamma
muse have been !"
THE NEW MEDEA.
We always thought Miss Bateman slrong,
but had no conception what her power really
was until we read that she "carried the house
with her as one man" the other night at the
BOOK OF BIRDS.
A work which may be Imagined to be one of
some Interesr'lu an ornithological polut of
view, ls announced by Messrs. Chapman and
Hall. It appears under the title ol' "Mabel
Heron," by Edward Peacock. Fancy a Pea?
cock the biographer of a Heron !
Prince Bismarck has determined to ex?
pel the Jesuits for their machinations against
the German Empire. He does not like the
loyalty of tbe disciples of Loyola.
It is well understood (in upper circles) that
Luna dislikes any allusion being mude to her
THEMES OF THE DAY.
There are two subjects wh03e mere names
Refreshing Mis to read;
To wit, the Alabama claims,
And Athaoaslan Creed.
Both lt and they perhaps were best
Alike referred from home:
Teach ns, Oeneva, to digest
The Creed derived from Rome.
THE HAPPY MEDIUM,
Gentleman between two ladies.
The New Governess. "Come and rest a lit?
tle. Bertie. Shall I tell you a pretty story?"
Bertie. "Y-y, yes ! But-but-but not about
Kiog Alfred, please !"
FAITH IN DEVELOPMENT.
Fond Mother at the Military Barracks.
"How well our Joe do lt, don't he f Look ! I
believe he'll be a general some day !"
Father. "Shouldn't wonder at all, my dear!
Why, I've heered as Field-Marshal the great
Dook o' Wellington bis-self was on'y a Irish?
man once !" _
-Not only on land do France and Prussia
still continue their arraameniB, but on the sea
alto. In France the minister 3f marine has
Just submitted his budget requiring twenty
eight millions ot dollars lor the coming year.
The fleet, lt ls argued, must be kept up; lt pro?
tects the commerce of France, and more than
all lt, in connection with tne army, defends
France from her enemies. Prussia, too, has
not been Idle,and bas collected a formidable
navy, which ls annually increasing In num?
bers and efficacy. The experience of the late
war. as regards blockaded ports, did Prussia
really more good than harm. It showed her
the weak po?nls ol'her coast line, and she has
not been slow to take advantage of the knowl?
edge and to augment the means of their pro?
tection. A future comest, either upon land
or gea, between France and Prussia seems at
oreeent a hopeless snuggle lor the former.
France has wonderful r?cup?rai ive power,
however, and a reserve of warlike energy
that has before now astonished and dismayed
the surrounding nations. Her history proves
that it is unsafe to utter predictions concern?
ing her. _
-The following legend relates how a certain
Grand Duke of Florence built a bridge without
expense to the State : The Grand Duke issued
a proclamation that every beggar who would
appear in the grand plaza at a certain designa?
ted lime should be provided with a new suit of
clothes free of cost. At the appointed hour
the beggars of the city all assembled, where?
upon the officers caused each avenue or the
public square to be closed, and then compelled
the beggars to strip off their old clothes, and
gave to each one, according to promise, a new
suit. In the old clothes thus collected enough
money was found concealed to build a beauti?
ful bridge over the Arno, still called the Beg?
gars' Bridge !
THE MOUNTAIN AIR.
A Raab to Flat Rock and Greenville
?The Hotel Accommodation-Condi?
tion of the Crops.
[FROH OUR OTK CORRES PO N Li E NT. ]
GREENVILLE, July 29.
The Intense heat prevailing throughout the
country ia driving thousands to the usual
mountain and seaside resorts. There ls a con?
stant passage through this place of persons
seeking the cool heights of the Blue Ridge,
and already Fiat Bock and Ashville are
crowded with visitors. It is said that as
many as three hundred persons have gone to
the latter place since the season commenced.
Many And it pleasant to spend a week or two
In Greenville before going higher op, while
noe a few stay here altogether. The city has
one good hotel, the Mansion House, where
every effort Is made to make visitors com?
fortable. At a price within the reach ol all it
affords everything that a reasonable man
could desire. On Tts table la a variety ol the
richest fruits, besides all the vegetables and
meats to be found In the market. No
?arson can say, when leaving the Mansion
ouse, that be has not bad the worth of his
The crops throughout the up-country are as
good as they have been for years. The rains
seem to have been equally Butted to corn and
cotton, and both at present promise an abun?
dant yield. The prospect has not been so en?
couraging since the war. With the election of
Horace Greeley, which no one up here doubts,
and with barns filled to overflowing, the peo?
ple will begin a career of prosperity next year
unknown to them before.
Yesterday Greenville witnessed an impres?
sive spectacle in the burial of an aged couple.
Captain J. W. Brooks and his wife, who died
on Thursday and Friday last respectively. To?
gether they had lived a long and nselnl life,
and together they died, lamented by a large
circle of relatives and friends. They had ex?
pressed a desire to die thus, and the Good
Father granted their desire. BOZINA.
THE SAVANNAH TROUBLES.
White Children Fired apon by Negroes.
The Savannah News says: "About eight
o'clock on Tuesday night three white boys
and a little girl, sitting on the stoop of Mr.
Davis's house, on New Houston street, near
Lincoln, were fired Into by one of a parly of
passing negroes. Fortunately the children
were unharmed, although their escape was
most miraculous. The balls strack a fence
adjoining the stoop,'and were imbedded to the
depth of several inches. They were cutout
and shown us yesterday, and were evidently
fired from an army pistol. One of the balls
passed between the feet of one ot the youths,
and another close to bis ear. Two of the boys
are sons o? Mr. Price, and the others were
children of Mr. McMahon. The same crowd
of negroes fired intothe yard of Mr. Prender?
gast and killed a dog."
A Case Under the Enforcement Act.
G. W. Wilson, one ot the anil-customhouse
Radicals, was arrested on Wednesday by his
opponents for breaking up the St. Andrew's
Hall meeting. Alter some 'talk, the case waa
postponed for a day.
Who ls Responsible!
Collector Adkins publishes a card denying
any complicity or connection with the riot,
and promises that "the guilty under his com?
mand shall not be spared."
DROUGHT TN THE COTTON FIELDS.
The Crops on Edlsto.
One of the most Intelligent planters on
Edlsto, writing from Peter Point, on Joly
31st, says: "I have not yet seen the
crop, but - and-account o? lt
ls up to my worst expectations. What
is not burnt np is likely to be eaten up by the
caterpillar. It bas not grown scarce an Inca
since I left. The prospect will be, I judge,
fifty pounds per acre."
Discouraging Reports from the Interior.
The following are from letters just received
here by factors :
MARLBORO' COUNTY, July 29.
We arc exceedingly dry, and cotton'seems
mined-some of lt literally dead, corn also.
Colton opening before matured.
MANNING, CLARENDON COUNTT, July -.
The weaiher has been BO Intensely hot for
several days that lt has injured cotton very
much. Some crops almost ruined, fired up to
ihe topi Men that were In good spirits about
their crops, ten days ago, are now low down.
I thlok the plant was so tender and full of sap
that lt could not stand the heat; lt would wilt
by ten o'clock, and lt was not caused by the
dry weather. I hope the damage is not so
bad as my neighbors think-some say one-half
crop from their prospect ten days ago.
THE GROWING CROFS.
The Sumter Watchman says: "Several days
of Intensely bot weather were suoceeded by a
change on Sunday last, and heavy showers iu
the country are reported on that day."
The Abbeville Banner says: "OB Sunday
night lust, there was a very refreshing rain to
cool the sultry atmosphere, and rerresh the
parched and thirsty crops. It extended, we
learn, tor some miles around."
The Williamsburg Star says: "We learn that
a destructive hall storm passed through a belt
of country on Sabbath last, between Graham's
Cross Hoads and Cade's Depot, doing great
destruction to the growing crops. We under?
stand that whole fields ot corn were laid fiat
on the'ground, and that the cotton was terri?
bly damaged by the hall, which ls represented
to have been very large. We do not know
where this destruction began or where it end?
ed, but fear that great loss has resulted to oar
planters In that section, whom we learn bad
very fine crops, especially colton."
NEW CROP COTTON.
Where From and What it Brings.
[From the Savannah News of Wednesday.]
Considerable Interest was excited yesterday
by the arrival of the first bale of new cotton
received In Savannah. It was consigned by J.
V. W. Cobb, of Monticello, Fla., by whom lt
was ralaed. The bale weighs lour hundred
and five pounds, and classes as middling. It
was put up at auction and Bold by Mr. E. A.
bli va. Quite a crowd bad collected, and the
bidding started at fifteen cents and run up
slowly to twenty-five nod a half cents, Messrs.
H. Mayer & Co. becoming the purchasers.
The Southern Express Company brought
the bale free of charge, and il will be shipped
to New York by the steamship Leo, the agents
of which have also generously offered to lake
lt free of freight.
The first bale of Georgia cotton will arrive
at ten o'clock to-day per Atlantic and Gulf
Railroad. It la consigned to Messrs. W.
Henry WOOJB & Co., by J. D. Rambo, of Deca?
tur County, on whose plantation it was grown.
It weighs 635 pounds, and classes as middling.
It wlil be sold In front of their office this
mnrnioz at twelve o'clock.
The first bale of new cotton last year was
received on ihe 13th of August: and in 1870,
the year ot the big crop, on the 7 th of August.
This year the crop ls very early. The first
bale was received at Galveston, Texas, and
sold for 93 cents In gold per pound. It was
forwarded to the Sc. Louis Exposition, to be
entered for the prize. Savannah follows next,
with two bales, lu the course of the next
three weeks the staple will be coming in
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-The Southern Dental Association* has ad?
journed to meet next Joly In Baltimore.
-The New York longshoremen's strike ls
-There was great activity at the New York
Customhouse yesterday in consequence of the
new tariff, aud thousands ot cases of goods
-The Centra1, Erle and Pennsylvania Rail?
roads have reduced their western freight
rates forty-five and thirty-eight per cent. It
ls reported that the change ls only for one
month, and lt ls made to break down old in?
GRANTS HEM OF TERROR.
A LETTER FROM ONE OF TBE SOUTH
CAROLINA GRAND JURY.
How Cb? Grand Jury WM Packed
Scores of Innocent Hen Sent to 8 r ? te.
Prison by Ignorant Hegnes-Opera?
tions of tbe District Attorney and bl*
' We flod the following communication In the
New York Sun:
To the Editor of the Sun :
SIB-Your correspondent In Columbia, In a
letter dated Lbe 8th, after giving particulars in
regard to the unwarranted arrests of peace?
able citizens bj tbe soldiers, and their confine?
ment in the Charleston Jail, says:
"The United states grsBd jory mer, and soon
returned a verdict of murder. Of course not one
of the jury had the remotest idea that any of th e
prisoners had ever, even thought or murdering
anybody, yet, as Ic was apart or the programme,
they had ft to do." " ~ "
Now, as a member of that grand jury. I will
give you a few particulars In regard to the way
lt was conducted.
BOW THE JURY WAS PACKED.'
The court met April 1. There were a few
good men drawn, contrary to the wishes of
me district attorney and the marshal. As not
enough Jurymen reported tor. duty, the mar?
shal was ordered to draw a new panel. What
do yon think he drew ? He had lt all fixed.
The first to head the list was a negro named
Davis, a member of the Legislature of ibis
plundered State. Another was Jenks,' a can?
didate for county treasurer of charleston, and
son-ln law ot Pillsbury, the late carpetbag
Mayor ol Charleston, with two school teachers
of the ring, and eight other negroes. No effort
was made to compel the attendance of som?
good men that were originally drawn, alihougu
the court adjourned lor lour days to give time
for them to oe notified. The district attorney
had twelve men on the jury that he could de?
pend on to bring In a verdict In' every case, *
and that was all he desired. Three white men
that were drawn were excused, In order that
the district attorney mignt be certain of carry?
ing his point. .. -
HOW THE JURY WAS MANIPULATED.
When the jury retired to examine the rimir
they were accomoanled by Major Stone, assis
tant district-attorney. He already had the
confessions of ? few frightened mea, who
were told that they were to be Indicted for
murder and hanged If they did not confres to
being members of the Ku-Klux. Not being
able to read or write, and thinking to escape
with their lives, they were willing to confess
anything. This Major Stone reserved to him?
self the right to ask all the questions.- JJ a *
juror dared opened his mouth, ne at once or?
dered him to keep sUil. And so the trial was
conducted. TheJury put np with this as long as
they contd bear lt, and then about the close of
the term they all protested, even the negroes,
and deputed a Mr. Barbot, a merchant or *
Charleston, to go io Judge Br jan and Inquire
If a Juror had a right lo ask; a question-of?
witness. His Honor said that the district at?
torney was pr?tent to assist them, but that
the jury had a perfect right to ass any ques?
tion In- the Jury-room. The Jury must bear
the district! attorney's presence. This negro
and oarpet-bag Jury was ready to find a ver?
dict against any of the resident? of four coun?
ties. It wes enough that a man lived in one
of these counties, without evidence that he
ever made s raid or even attended a meeting.
One man was indicted for loaning his horse to .
another man who was one ot the Ku-Klux.
A SOUTH CAROLINA TITUS OATES.
Bot the witnesses produced were astonish?
ing. I will give the history of but one. . His
name ls W. F. M. Williams. His story ls ai
"1 was a Confederate soldier; was captured
and paroled in Yligtnla; came home, and waa ap?
pointed auditor ot Union Connty by Governor
fccott; went to Columbia and asked the i.overnor
for some Remington riiiis to fight the Kn-Kiux:
the Governor supplied me; on my return organ?
ized a au-Klux Kian, known as Wllilams's Klan,
and forced all the Repnb.icans to join it, and then
ma^a ra Ma nn thp I eSTOfS. taKlOil them Out Slid
whipping theta." - - --?-~
When the soldiers came among them Wil?
liams was the first to turn informer and de?
nounced every member of his klan. He
swears that every member In Union Connty
was one ol the Ku-Klux. He was the princi?
pal witness against almost every one that was
tried. When the grand jury requested'the
district attorney to draw an Indictment again Bt
williams, he relused, saying that if he was In?
dicted tbe case would be nol. proseed. This
same Williams will be brought up In Colum?
bia next month to swear Into the penitentiary
every Conservative citizen of Union Connty.
Since that time be has been used as a spotter
Dy District Attorney Corbin. He went with
Hendricks to Georgia and pointed ont some
of his own relatives as victimes. Hendricks
arrested them on a forged warrant, and then
was arrested for kidnapping. He has jost
been released by one ot Grant's Judges, but
they did not catch the sneak that pointed ont
his own relatives. He took care to get over
the line into Soutn Carolina, where we have
no law except against Ku-Klux.
THE GIBBET THREATENED.
The April term of court lasted thirty days.
They only succeeded In convicting three men
I of being Ku-Klux, although they had these
ready-made) witnesses, but they frightened
about ten more into confessing ibat they bad
been forced Into the order. Tney were led
to believe that ii they confessed they would be
imprisoned lora short time, but if they did
not they would be tried for murder and
haDged. The district attorney promised to
let them off from the murder count if they
wonld confess to conspiracy. At the. same
time the attorney knew that the court had
decided that they could not try a man for
One more case to illustrate tbe above. A
man whose name I do not remember was
frightened with a prospect of the halter, and
under promise ot a light sentence was induced
to come Into court and admit that be once
I Joined the order. At the same time his case
was brought before the grand Jury. The wit?
nesses were produced, but there wah no evi?
dence at all against him, and the Jury, satiated
with its wholesale verdicts, unanimously
agreed to find no bill. The grand Jury thea
went to the court-room, when, to their amaze?
ment, the man was standing up in court, and,
to save his life as be thought, was confessing
that be once was a Ku-Klux. The district at?
torney expected to get bim out of the way be?
fore the grand Jury returned, but he was allow?
ed to go on, aud notwithstanding no bill was
found against him he ls now in tbe Albany
I could give you mnch more, bat I am sick
of the subject. NATHAN, JR.
Charleston, S. C., July 20.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., August L
A newly-divorced man found his ex-wife
with a paramour whom he shot, and then
DUBUQUE, August 1.
A boiler explosion, caused by defective
flues, killed eight persons.
BALTIMORE, August 1.
Drost, Jordon & Co., of Baltimore street,
were burned out thia morning.
BOSTON, August L
The Dean Academy in Franklin was totally
destroyed by fire last night. Loss $120.000.
* BERLIN, August 1.
There were three cases of Asiatic cholera in
FLASHES BT THE CABLE
Rothschild's favorites won the Goodwood
race; Albert Victor second; Yerdals tbird.
The Prince and Princess of Wales visited
the American fleet on Wednesday. It waa a
grand affair. Prince Frederick Grant was in?
vited, but did not go. General Sherman in?
spected the fleet.
A HUGE LOAN FOB CUBA
MAB RH), August L
When the Cortes reassemulea lu Si-punnber,
the government will submit a project for a
loan of $50,000,000. to be devoted to the im?
provement of the finances of Cuba. Tho bonda
to be offered under this project will carry ln
teresr. also representing a sinking fund for
tbe cancellation of the bonds, at. .the rate of
eight per cent, per annum. This Interest and
sinking fund lt proposes to draw from the
Cuban war subsidy and from the surplus Cuba