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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE WAR WITHIN THE RING
SCOTT AND PARKER GOING FOR CAR
Parker Emulates Ben Wade In Ugly
Expletives-A Double Hanging In
Prospect-The Pursuit of the Ring In
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEW j.}
COLUMBIA, August 13.
Both Scott and Parker are coming out to
morrow In long letters in the Pbceolx in reply
JpCardozo. Scott ls wrathful and Parker
abusive, dealing as extravagantly in "the He"
as he has hitherto done in State funds. The
_ sole effort ot both ls to Implicate Cardozo in the
Issue of '?io fraudulent bonds, and there ls no
attempt at justification of the acts of the finan?
cial board in issuing the conversion bonds.
Indeed, that enormous fraud ls now too
patent, since Cardozo's disclosure, to ad?
mit of any apology or excuse, much
leas denial. Scott affirms that BO far as hesi?
tating to carry the State seal to New York and
asking his advice about it, Cardozo slipped off
to New York with the seal without his (Scott's)
knowledge, much less order. Alter arriving
In New York (says 8cott) he was first Iniorm
ed^of the extraordinary conduct of the secre?
tary of State, and "severely reprimanded him
for lt," Finally, Scott says, to relieve Cardozo's
lears, he wrote hjm an order, dating lt back
some time, requesting him to take the seal to
Cardozo ls ahead of them all here, both In
the opinion of the white people" and the ne?
groes. His party utterly routed the Biog in
the late County Convention to send delegates
to the State Convention on the 21st, and Car?
dozo, his head clerk Jones, and two others ot
lils friends, were elected delegates; Nash re?
ceived only two votes, and was frequently
b ised. Nearly every one ot the old leaders is
badly backed; the negroes here are deu rain?
ed on a change, apparently, at least. The
0 County Nominating Convention meets on Fri
day, the 16tb. Preliminary meetlugs are
being held in all the wards and end frequently
In tremendous rowe. The old rascals fight
hard to sustain their ground, but are very
There ls to be a doable hanging here on
Friday, two negroes,. Bill Lucas and Ned Har?
ris, are to be executed-the former for the
murder of John Simpson, and the latter for
the murder o? Pat Murphy, an old Irishman
Sheriff Frazee, who ls a candidate lor re-elec
Lion, ls on thorns, and is making strenuous
effort to got the Governor to pardon or respite
the convicts. His -friends tell him that If he
has to hang Lucas and Harris on Friday, the
negroes will be sure to all torn against him
and vote for bis antagonist, Dent. Judge
Melton refuses to recommend any reprieve or
commutation o? the sentence. The guilt o?
the parties is clear, and lt ls hoped that Scott
may, for once, stand firm and allow justice to
take its course.
The citizens here are responding liberally to
, the call for funds to aid in the prosecution of
the Bing. They have no idea of tamely sub?
mitting to be taxed to the amount of nearly a
million ? o? dollars to pay interest on bonds
which every honest Republican even now ad
mite to be fraudulent. General Chesnut will
be here to-morrow, and probably Judge Al?
drich also, and lt is strongly hoped that opera?
tions will be commenced in a few day?. Will
Charleston not help ? Qui VIVE
ANOTHER RIOT NEAR SAVANNAH.
An Arm'd Blob of Negroes Attack two
Comstarbles and Rescue their PrHoner j
-Colored Mea for Miles Around Flock?
ing to the Scene-One Rioter Mortal?
ly Wounded - Further Trouble
[BT SOUTHERN AND ATLANTIC TBXEOBAFH ] ;
SAVANNAH, August 13. j
Yesterday afternoon a serinus riot took s
place at J. S. Bryan's store, on the Ogeecbee <
River, betJgeea Mr. Bryan and two officers of
the law onrrhe one side, and a large mob of <
negroes, infuriated with liquor, on the other j
side. A resolute sheriff's posse has to-day 1
a gone to the scene of tba disturbance with the ,
? determination to enforce the law. i
Mr . F. K. Canuet, an^offlcer of the district, !
V who returned from the scene o? the riot this !
morning, Btates the following facts:
a Yesterday afternoon, at about three o'clock, i
at the Instance ot J. S. Bryan, Justice M. '
King Issued a van-ant against a negro by the ,
P name o? Morgan Anderson. The warrant was
* placed in the hands of Officer Canuet, and
with Officer Otterman and Mr. Bryan he went
to the store ot Ben. Davis, where Anderson
was, and served the warrant, but not without
?nuch resistance on the part of Anderson.
A notorious *negro by the name of
Butler King then interfered with the
-effloers in the discharge of their duty,
? attacked Mr. Otterman, struck him several
* times' and felled him to the ground
with a stick. Canuet stepped back and lev?
elled t's pistol, but it missed fire. He was
then struck three times on the back o? his
head by Butler King, who endeavored to get
-<? tua pistol from bim but did not SP ?ceed. Otter?
man, having gained his feet, commenced fir
* lng. Three shots in all were (Ired, and each
took effect. Anderson and King fell, both badly
tended. The crowd of negroes by this timo
nfjkl increased fearfully, and Mr. Bryan was
badly beaten. The officers, seeing the
A Jggssare too great, jumped into their
^ussjgles to return to . the office of Jus
flbe King. They thought lt advisable
to go by way of a bridge about ten
miles from this city, but there they were met
hy a band of negroes armed with clubs and
pistols, who seized them and took them back
with loud shouts and threats of hanging them
Bri: if Anderson* should die. Some more sensible
ta negroes now interfered in behalf of the
- officers, and Lewis J. Moody, a colored justice
#|^*he peace, who had taken the dying deposi
TsTO of Anderson, suggested that they be
passed to his care. He urged the propriety of
letting the law have its course, and at
length succeeded in getting them out
of the hands ot the mob. Canuet and
bis party returned to this city after being
badly used up. It is their firm belief
that they would have been killed had it not
"been for the intercession of Moody. The
house and store o? Mr. J. 8. Bryan were taken
possession of by the negroes and robbed ol
* everything. Justice King bad to leave his
house. The negroes are gathering from every
direction, and swear they will resist the taking
of Morgan Anderson. The case will be brought
? up belore Justice Moody In the morning.
THE SEE OF BALTIMORE.
New YORK, August 13.
A private telegram from Borne to Archbish?
op McCloBky, announces the appointment of
the Bight Bev. William Henry Elder, bishop of
Natchez, to be the archbishop of Baltimore to
> succeed the late Archbishop Spalding. Bishop
Elder ls a native of Baltimore, where he was
born in 1812.
A VERT TRANSPARENT DEVICE.
j The Grant Parly Makins; a Great
Show ot Pardoning Innocent Men
Convicted by Sacked Juries and Ju?
dicial Jugglery-Only tke Whining
Hypocrites to be Released-' v Stamp
Speech In Disguise.
WASHINGTON, August 13.
Colonel Whitely, chief of the government
detective force, has addressed the following
letter to Attorney-General Williams:
NEW YORK, August 9,
?'iv-I have the honor to acknowledge the
receipt of a communication from your de
partment under dale of the 2d Instant, enclos
lng a copy of a letter froti Gerrit Smith, ad
dressed to the President in relation tu those
convicts in the Albany penitentiary who were
convicted of violations ol the enforcement
acts, and requesting me to go to Albany and
make a thorough Investigation into the condi?
tion of these prisoners and report to the
department my views as to the expe?
diency o? exercising executive clemency
lu regard to auy ol them. In accordance with
your request I proceeded to Albany on the 7th
instant for the purpose ol fulfllllng the duty
assigned. As a means ol conducting my in
qulri-s in a way best adapted to arrive at all
tue facts In the case, and also to lead the
prisoners to express themselves aB freely as
possible, I deemed it best to see each ot the
punies separately, without any knowledge
upon their part as co my official character, or
the object ot my vlMr. la ibis I received the
lullest aid of Mr. Louis D. Pillsbury, head
keeper of the prison, who brought each pris?
oner In separately, with the simple remark to
each that ibis gentleman desires lo talk with
you. The prisoners were mainly frank and com
munlcatlve. Some of them are very poor and
unlearned, and have left large families behind
them, and while acknowledging that they
were members of the various orders ot the or?
ganization known under the general head of
the Ku-Elux Elans, and they had been Justly
sentenced as such, plead In extenuation that
they had joined the order without a full know
ledgi* ol its alms and objects, and had been In?
cited to deeds of violence by their leaders, who
bad managed to escape from the country, leav
iBe them to bear tue responsibility and the
punishment ot their misdeeds. A number ol
them stated that they had been compelled to
Join the order to save themselves and families
from visitations ot the Klan; others had
entered into Us ranks under the sup?
position that lt was a society organ?
ized ior mutual protection, but learned sub?
sequently that Its real designs were the
extermination ot the negro race and the
driving out of such ol the whites as were In
favor of the political equality aud social ele va?
tio u of the clacks. These severally expressed
the heartiest contrition ior their misdeeds;
stated that the organization wan one inimical
to tue best Interests of society, and that tbe
government was fully instilled In breaking lt
up. In further extenuation of having been
members of the order, they stated that the
operations ot the Kn-Klux were widespread,
embracing within Hs folds men Of superior In?
telligence to whom they had beeo accustomed
to look for advice and counsel, and who they
did not suppose would lead them into any
combinations that contemplated personal
violence and even murder, If these
were necessary, for the accomplishment
of its ends. They were told that
lt was a good institution lo put down
some meanness In the country, and they ac?
cepted the statement Implicitly. Upward of
forty examinations were made in the manner
above stated, neither prisoner knowing that
any one but himself had been called out, aud
noue of ihem being aware, as before observed,
of my official position or the object of my
visit. There was a singular unanimity In
their statements, and a general expression of
regret that they should have been drawn Into
an order differing so entirely lu the object
which they supposed lt had in view when iney
joined lt. Ia reply to the general question,
what was the obtects of the order, ihe answer
was almost invariably, when we Joined ihe
order we supposed lc lo be a society es?
tablished for mutual protect iou, but after
having been fully Initialed discovered lt to be
for a political purpose, which purpose was em?
bodied in an oaih, In which we swore to op?
pose the Ridical pariy In all its lonna, and
prevent the negroes irom voting. It was this
great deception that milled us, and which han
brought us imo our present condition. The
contrition manifested by many of these prlson
3rs, the hearty penitence expressed by them
lor the acts. Into the commission of which ihey
claim they were betrayed by unscrupulous
ind ' designing men ol more enlightened
ninds, their mutual want of Intelligence, and
?heir extreme poverty, all appeal for mercy.
Hy viewB as to the expediency of restoring any
)f them to society, through the exercise of
Executive clemency, are clearly in favor ot
mcb a course with ' some - portion of
.hem, and I believe ll may be done
n some of the cases not only with great sal o ty,
jut tully lu the interest of the public good.
)f those to wh.ch I Intend respectfully to call
pour attention, the prisoners appear not only
iruly repentant, but absolutely ashamed of the
worse which thoy seem to have unwillingly
pursued. They express themselves as anxious
o return to the peaceful pursuit* of industry
whenever the opportunity is afforded them,
ind to becomr law-abiding citizens in their
respective con n unities.
Colonel Whiteley then names four persons
safely to be considered as proper subjects for
the exercise of executive clemency. They
are old men, poor aud unlearned, and were,
undoubtedly, len i uto the Ku-Klux order by
misrepresentation. In regard to others, should
lt be the intention of the government to
make ati extended exercise of Us clemency In
that direction he submitted the names of
eighteen persons whom he deems most worthy
ot Its consideration. Aa to the remainder of
the prisoners, who entered the Ku-Klux order
with a full knowledge of its real object, Colo?
nel Whiteley says lt would not be entirely ex?
pedient to exercise the executive clemency.
The names reported upon favorably are
those of Collins and seventeen others from
South Carolina Imprisoned. Collins was one
ot the persons lor whom Gerrit Smith had in?
terceded, and ls an Illiterate, simple-minded
mao. The seventeen other cases are anala
gous to that of Collins. Colonel Whitely re?
ports against the pardon of Mr. Samuel Brown,
for whom a recommendation was made by Mr.
Smith. It ls understood that those recom?
mended for pardon will be released Imme?
diately, i " ? ? j _
TELLOW JACKIN NEW TORK HARBOR.
A Scare for the Staten Isl antlers-. *.
Spanish Ram with Twenty Cases or
NEW YORK. August 13
Some excitement has been caused among
the residents of Staten Island by the arrival,
yesterday afternoon, of the Spanish ram Nu
mancla, from Havana, with yellow fever on
board. A strict quarantine Is to be maintained,
and it ls hoped that the scourge will not reach
It is ascertained that twenty men on the
ram are suffering from yellow fever, and il is
unknown how manv Incipient cases there may
he. Six died on the passage from Havana lo
this port, and the seventh died a few hours
ago. The remaining sufferers will be removed
to the West Bank Hospital, io the lower bay,
to-morrow. The Numancla is being fumigated.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON. August 13.
On the South Atlantic and Gulf" variable
southerly and non herly winda, with partially
cloudy weather and rpre coast rains.
PRECOCITY AND GENIOS UNDER DIFFICUL?
TIES.-On Tuesday evening last a bov of about
twelve years ol age, with ragged clotblnir, bul
an earnest, quiet face, was seen io Wall sireet.
New York, surrounded by a large crowd. He
had marked on the sidewalk with chalk lines
making a square ot Ave feet. In the centre
he was drawing a picture of Horace Greeley,
his drawing tools being while and red chalks
and charcoal. He began at the head, and
made a recognizable portrait of the great far?
mer, with his spectacles on his nose. Contin?
uing his labors, he finished a full-length pie
l!.,r8Sr.Pr" GreS??y' representing him reading
the Tribune The cheeks were shaded with
red, ihe folds of the garments naturally
touched up with white and black, and when
he had finished there was on the sidewalk a
picture that would have done credit to an
older and more practiced hand. When he had
concluded he passed his ragged cap around in?
side the circle, reaplngqulte a harvest in scriD
and pennies. v
THE FOLLIES OF SARATOGA
THE GORGEOUS LAIR OF THE AMERI?
John Morrlssey's Oildrd Hell and the
Gamesters who Visit lt-The Sinful
-Splendors of Baden-Baden Outdone at
thc Great Ame' .cnn Spa.
A Saratoga correspondent of the World
describes as follows the gamesters and gaming
palaces ot Sarutoga in the height of the mid?
Speculation, chance, belting, gambling
(call lt what you please) is, and bas been for
some time, the amusement ot Hie male popu?
lation here, and when they cannot vent their
speculative energies on racers or pools, they
expend lt on poker or faro. Every facility is
afforded them. There were never so many
gambling houses in full blast as 1B the case at
this date. The Union Clubhouse is closed, or
used only as a lodging tender to the Union
Hotel, but there is a large "hell" on the other
side of the street, nearly opposite to lt; there
is another some where on Philadelphia street;
Chere are several smaller "games" on Broad?
way. Above all, there ls the world famous
establishment of John Morrissey-aman who
cannot be omitted from any lau hf ul account
THE PRINCE OP THE OREEN TABLE.
There is no more unassuming or unobtrusive
man than John. He ls prominent only on the
race track, where he preserves the best of
order; but, the races over, he subsides. Now
and then you may see him in the pool-room ;
ever and anon he waists through the club?
house; but he ls generally invisible to the
public eye, is usually low-voiced, and, fora
man of his size, soft-footed, and never makes
a needless show of himself, being In this re?
spect the very opposite ot the late James Fisk,
Jr.; and yet the t.ifluence exerted In New York
by the latter In his life-time was not a whit
greater than that now dispensed by John Mor
riasey In and about Saratoga-which place,
by-the-by, is completely, though. Indirectly,
under his control. He ls the leading splrii of
the races; be is consulted and courted by the
hotel lntefest; he ls on the best of terms with
the police, while he ls universally popular
with the villagers, and Is one of the largest
real estate owners in the village. He ls also
the chosen associate of many of the leading
visitors during their stay lu Saratoga, and,
altogether, acts the part here of Deus tx ma
china, or the power behind the throne.
Such as he is, this man controls thu greatest
gambling establishment in the TJilted Slates,
and ls at the head of the finest card and
chance palace In the world. His domicile ls
erected directly In the rear of Congress Hall,
md embraces several lots, for which hu paid
120.000, though their original owner had only
?i few years previously purchased them for
about one-fourth that sum. Over $200,000
have been expended on the buildings, so that
the total Investment has not fallen short of a
quarter of a million of dollars.
. ., A PALATIAL ESTABLISHMENT.
The drib house or club hotel proper (or Im?
proper) is a superstructure ol brick, tastefully
ornamented, ls approached by an Imposing
Sight of steps, and ls guarded by metallic
?ffigles ot mystic enimals. You enter a wide,
roomy, airy stone hall, and turning you find
yourself in one ol the finest reception-rooms
n America. No hotel room of the kind ap?
proaches lt in taste and elegance. Here you
neel, or at least the writer and his friends
net, about eleven o'clock the other night,
lome fifty or sixty gentlemen assembled, some
teated ut cosy little tables lu corners discuss
ng wine, others rambling around eyelug
nings curiously, but the majority standing up,
tat OD head and cane in haud, smoking freely
md talking (occasionally sweurlng) loudly,
?aaalng throned th? reeeprion-ronw. we en-,
ered the room said to be, and we should con
?Ive justly, the most delightful jungle which'
ias yet been ufforded lor the retreat of Hu
Lmericaa tiger. . The carpets are similar to
hose) on tho p irlors of Congress Hall, and
?ost over tineen hundred dollars. Tnt* chao
tellers ac? of green and gold of exquisite
vorkmanshlp; tue brackets are items in their
ray; the apartment ls flooded with gas, there
teing sixty-six burners In this room alone;
here are several mirrors o? the largest size
ind finest, quality known outside ot a kiog's
mlace; there are bronze knights, and natural
,nd artificial flowers aod ornaments lu pro
uslon; the walls are light, und neat and clean,
.nd pleasantly suggestive lo the eye; the celi?
ne; ls elaborately carved, and, most proml
lent of all, there are tables scattered th rough -
mt the length and breadth o? the apartment
vblcb tell their own story-tables ot
ROUGE-ET-NOIR, ROULETTE AND KARO.
Just now the rouge-et-noir table seems to be
he chief attraction. The dealer ia un old
rumbler, with white hair, lon;: white beard
ind gold spectacles, and could readily be mis
akeri for a clergyman. He ls "assisted" by an
idlpose ana flashy sport, in light suit aod
liglily colored necktie. Perieot silence ls
ireserved, and a heavy game Is being played,
ind now the crowd trausters itself to the Toil?
ette table, and next we find it bu?y at faro.
?he tiger is chameleon, and assumes all forms,
lut although thousands of dollars have
hanged hands since we entered the room,
he utmost order and outward decorum ls
?reserved, and as we leave the apartment and
>ass on through the hall Imo the commo
Llous and cool reading-room, where files ot
he leading journals are preserved in much
nore systematic manner than is customary at
he large hotels, we can scarcely realize that
ve are In a "hell" at all. The Saratoga tiger
B a well-bred beast.
And while we are traversing and admiring
he club-house, another gum hiing saloon is In
"ull blast within a stone's throw, on the same
irounds, and under the same management.
This ls a lrame cottage, airy, and painted of u
pleasant y?llow, with ever open doors In iront
ind rear, curtained windows which permit
:.h>: glare from within to be visible, but which
??ectuatly conceal everything but the glare
rrom the passers-by, and two large green
screens, one in front ot each door. Entering
this place, we find ourselves in the company
of some hundred or so representatives ol oi
pollox, men and bovs in their shirtsleeves,
smoking and drinking, some playing faro at
one table, others enjoying a game of poker,
the majority eargerly looking on and "bel?
ling." This is the resort of the Democratic or
Republican or free-and-easy followers of the
tiger, justas the club-house's the headquar?
ters oi the more aristocratic and exclusive
lovers of the animal.
THE UPPER-TEN GAMESTERS.
In addition io these two broad divisions,
these two classes of democratic and aristo?
cratic "players," Mr. MorrlBsey'a establish?
ment accommodates a third-class of ultra ex?
clusives-men who play high, but play pri?
vately, and who find all thing? ready for Hiern
in the upper stories ol the clubhouse, into
which the general public are not admitted.
The play at Morrlssey's is often very heavy.
Not long ago $22,500 changed hands lu a single'
game, and single stakes of one thousand dol?
lars are not uncommon. Tne employees ure
men of huuor in their peculiar line, und ii you
lose your money, as you probably will-aa
lhere is a heavy percenlage ia favor of the
game or bank-you will at least have the sat?
isfaction of knowing that you have lost it
THE BELLES OF THE SPRINGS.
The Belles of Boston, the Fair Ones of
Philadelphia, and the Njmphsof New
Another gossipy correspondent, with a
taste for classification, thus pleasantly and
humorously discourses upon the belles of the
THE CLARENDON BELLE.
There is almost as great a distinction notice?
able between the characteristics' o? the belles
ol the different hotels here as there ls among
ihe habits of the inhabitants of the different
portions ot the globe. The Clarendon Hotel
belle is generally from Boston or Pnlladelohla.
She has been taught thut it is highly indecor?
ous to smile at a young man wlih whom she
been acquainted lees than a month. Three In?
troductions make an acqualatance, nothing
less. Then comes the half nod. then the
three-quarter nod, then the tull nod, then the |
smile and so on until, alter the third season,
Bhe Is allowed to present the tips of her An?
gers to a gentleman when taking his leave at
exactly half-past nine P. M. ff lt ls not a
moonlight night or If the gas be poor his exit
Is expected half an hour earlier. In no case
Is a Clarendon-belle lo walk on the same side
of the street with a fellow who in not versed
In the classics or whose- descendants cannot
be traced to the Mayflower, or some other
kind of flower, If she can help it. She ls not
to laugh more than twice during the evening
as she might otherwise be/deemed silly. Of
course she Is not to dance, particularly if the
music is seductive.
TUE GRAND UNION BELLE.
The belle at this house ls less eiiffthan those
of any olher hotel In the place7. She Is a
merry, laughing body, moves with an ease
and naturalness that is perfeetly charming,
and does not seem to "atndy to please," as to
do so seems perfectly natural. She is foll of
fun and animal spirits, laughs heartilv, pntllog.
her lan cunningly to her mouth while doini?
so, If she have defective molars. She dresses
handsomely, and, when she ls on? dressed,
she don't continue to arrange her toilette as
she promenades the piazzas or sweeps down
the dining-room. 8he> walks with thesweilp,
and has wit enough to soe something iunny in
their conversation, a leat that indeed calls for
a perception that is very deep. She ls always
ready for a dance, a walk ora ride, and drinks
spring water wlihout thinking it necessary to
make faces over it and call lt "nasty, horrid
stuff." In a word, the Grand Union belle is a
real, rlghl-down. Jolly, sensible, don't put on
airs kind of a creature. . t m
. THE CONO RESS. HALL BELLE*
The Congress Hall belle "fa' very similar to
the Grand Union belle? 8he Is, however, a
little less natural, having been brought np
with a part of the Instruction which the
Clarendon belle has received. The aristocratic
air that pervades the elegant Congress has
somewhat toned down her exuberant spirits,
and she Is, therefore, quite reserved. She
wants the swells and other people to under?
stand that her governor 1B either an Honora?
ble, a banker or a retired merchant, and that
her set ls mude up of the ?lue ol Gottiam. She
dances a fashionable length ot time at the
hops, that ls lor half an hour. She would
rather a new acquaintance would supply her
with a written chart of bia .pedigree, a list ol
bis acquaintances, and a statement as to the.
condition of his bank account. She tolerates
the society of ordinary rich people, provided
they have spent Beveral seasons In Europe,
but while she talks to ..lie swells she gives
them to understand that she could not think
of marrying any one beloka Ulled foreigner.
Poor devils with a small Itcome of thirty or
lorty thonsand a year are lo be despised while
the Jove-ln-a-cotlage doctrine has as great a
horror for her as the Mormon religion. I have
been at Congress Hall since lt opened, bu;
have been careful io make no acquaintance
among the wealthy belle.". Indeed I have
been particular not io let my cane touch the
hem of their garments, for I would not pollute
even their dresses by a-contact with such a
poor miserable cuss as myself. However, I
still stick up lor the Congress Hall belle, for I
don't believe that Europe ought to have all the
aristocracy. I believe lo encouraging home
-? .-? ?y . ?
PROSPERITY AND PEACE.
Thc Charge of .Judge Bryan at Green?
ville-A. Cheering and, "Patriotic Ad-'
. Mt?Hfi ny i ?
(FROM OUR OWN i CORRESPONDENT.]
GREENVILLE. S. C., August 10.
Judge Bryan and Daniel Horlbeck, Esq , of
the United States Court, arrived in our city on
Tuesday, Gili lust., and were * cordially wel?
comed. Tho courtesy, kindness and catho?
licity of these gentlemen have made them very
popular, and their arrival was anticipated by
our people with great delight. They are uni?
versal favorite.?, und J heard a gentleman well
quannea to jnage, say ??tumno man In South
Carolina could. In these times, dil the office of
United States Judge so wisely and well and
give euch sattelite!lon an Jugde Bryan." On
Wednesday the court organized aud the juries,
grand ann petit, were all arranged, and on
Thursday the Judge delivered u charge of great
ability and eloquence, and containing the
noblest sentiments ol patriotism and virtue.
He said, first, that he congratulated the
peuple on the superb agricultural pronpecis;
that the fields all smiled In freshness, and i hut
they laughed with their tull and exuuerant
Secondly, that he congratulated thom that
peace and harmony were prevailing to such
an extent In the up-country, und that the two
races were understanding each other better
and co-operaliag more candidly for the coun?
try's good, and ihat thus each adjusts Itself lo
Un own wanta, necessities und capar lt ?et?, [
would, he hoped, bring a flood-tide ol prosper?
ity to our land.
Thirdly, ihat now that ihe public sentiment
that niles the world had brought the whole
country to one common platform, and that all
parties harmonizing la granting the same
civil and political privileges io the white and
colored man, the whole negro question was
now set at rest-was and should be no more
before Hie public mind, bul that all now
should address themselves to the building np
of the country and restore It tolls former
Fourthly, he dwelt with great power and
fullness OH the value of good government
the obligations of all citizens io promote li;
that If not maintained anarchy, confusion and
ruin would follow; Insisted that we mus? have
a better government than we now have, and that
every mun, white and colored, should unite to
Fifthly, he commended the United States
Government tor repealing ail Internal revenue
laws except on liquor and tobacco-two luxu?
ries often pernicious and ruinous to men.
It was an excellent charge, reflecting credit
on both hin head and heart.
The weather ls charming. The city is full of
Churlestonlans. The Air Line Railroad ls
being very rapidly built, and, lt ls supposed,
will be next winter in tull op?ration. They
have the funds, and that ls ihe engine of rail?
road progress. SOMERS.
A MYSTERIOUS DROWNING CASE.
A Woman Falls Into the Rtvrr and ls
Drown di While Her Husband ls Sit?
ting on the Bank.
. The Savannah Republican has the following
account of a sad and plngular drowning acci?
dent which occurred In that vicinity last Sun?
Between two and three o'clock on Sunday
afternoon we leam that Mr. Joseph 0. Mell
and his wire, Sarah E. Mell, (formerly Mrs.
Cronk,) residing at th; Isle-of Hope, took a
walk from their residence to a creek known as
the Back River, distance something over a
Arriving at the landing, Mr. Mell was in a
silling position with bis wile beside him. and
engaged-so our Informant says-lu skipping
his hand to and fro through the water. Sud?
denly, having his attenilon attracted by some?
thing, Mr. Mell was looking in au opposite
direction to where his wile was, when, he
says, he heard a splash iu the waler, and Im?
mediately turning discovered his wife gone,
and a straw hal floating by. He says he im?
mediately halloed to his.children to bring him
his oars from the house, but they not hearing
he went alter them himself, ?'pon his return,
he says he paw his wife rise, but had to launch
his boat, which WHS hauled up.
The news soon spread about the Isle of
Hope, when assistance waa at once rendered
to recover the body. Captain James King ar?
ranged a drag with drum hooke and searched
the river in every direction when; it is slated
that Mrs. Mell fell In, while Mr. Lawson, from
this citv, an experienced diver, went down In
every direction, but no trace? of the missing
one could be found. Thg search was contin?
ued up to dark on Sunuay evening and re?
sumed again cn ynsterday," but the body had
not been recovered up to the time of the
leaving of the Isle of Hope train yesterday
The whole affair seems somewhat a myste?
ry, and many were the conflicting reports
circulated yesterday in reference to the do?
mestic relations of the husband and wife, and
many surmises as to the manner ot Mrs. Mell's
death. We forbear publishing any of these
numerous reports, as upon a coroner's in?
quest, should the body be recovered, all tacts
bearing upon the case will be brought out.
. THE FIELD OF POLITICS.
GOVERNOR B. GRATZ BROWN'S ZET?
TER OF ACCEPTANCE.
The Hearty Co'ncurrence of Democrat*
and Republicana to Restore Tran?
quillity, Development and Constitu?
.. 8T..LOHT8, August ll.
. The correspondence between J. B. Doolittle
and B. Gratz Brown, resp?ctrog^the nomina?
tion of the latftr f^gr Vice-president by the Bal?
timore Convention, ls published. The-letter of?
Mr. Brown is as foilo*%9^ * .
.? . jEHPEttSON ClTT, August 8. j,
. Gjgnlkuien o?tlie Commut?e-I have the honor
db acknowledge the receTpt of your communi?
cation advising me that I? had been anani
mously nominated os-ns candidate for the
Vice-Presidency of the United States at Balti?
more. For this mark of confidence oft the*
part of so large a representative fcpdy of my
fellow-citizens. I cannot too deeply express my
gratitude. Trie distinction ls one which L feel
to be lu a great measure undeserved, where so
many more suitable could have beenftftind;
and yet, shosfd. your action %e confirmed, I
slialT endeaur j? discharge the duties ol that
higftupluce with fidelity to your trust, with
devotion to the-public interest, aiW with the
inflexible resolution to prove not unworthy of
suclt choice. Tbe*Jact that it repases also
upon the declaration of principles affirmed by
the Liberal Republicans at Cincinnati' and was
proclaimed wimont, amendment by the Demo?
cratic party of Baltimore gives assurance that
In ibis combined expression there ls sought
only the deliverance of '.the nation from
present great peril to Its peace uAliberties.
To that end all minor.considerations nave been
subordinated and an' Illustration presented to
the country of unselfish patriotism rather than
any stickling for party advantage, which
should convince all ol the perfect sincerity ol
this movement. ?J
lr, has Involved nd sur render, on either part
of any former.?uvlcilons. Tc has not been
negotiated or bargained. Its origin was from
ihe people. Though differing lu the post In
some issues ot great magnitude, yet, now Lhat
they are settled, there is hearty concurrence
between us upon airvital.questions agitating
the public mind. Wliat conduct of n?il0bal
affairs that involves your convention has well
Bet forth in its platiostaT&nd its true, accord
with the Democratic Ideas that tcnided.au ear?
ner administration ls the.best guaranty that lt
will restore equal rights,'tranquillity, develop?
ment and constitutional rule. . *
Mrmltme also, Tantiemen; through ?nlo
express my thanks try t hereat masses ol your
party, which has Binti raided this action with
such signal unanimity, and"to say to them that
in accepting (hts, their nomination, I do so
believing their ls nothing In hpnor or con?
science that should pravent the most cordial
co-operation henceforth In behalf of politics
In concluding, lt ls. proper to stale that |
severe Illness has Intervened since tne recen
Hon of your communication, which has de
layednbls reply until my recovery and return
home. With very great respect, yours truly,
B. GRATZ BROWN.
POLITICAL NOTES BT TELEGRAPH.
Plnchb?ck Trying^ to Stem the Hising
T'JhrOr Liberalism In Lonlslana.
NEW 'ORLEANS, August 13.
TbePtnchback Republican Convention bad
a B'ormy session last evening. General Hugh
J. Campbell, the president of the convention,
spoke In favor cf an al Hauet* with the Liberals
aud endorsing Greeley, stating timt ii lils mo?
tion failed he would withdraw from the con?
vention. The proposition to fuse with the
Liberals was lost by 87 to 198, whereupon
General Campbell, with eighty-seven other
mennn?TP^witnfirew-.-colona -fi-' W 0.?rfw
also declared for Greeley. Pinohback declar?
ed that a Republican government In this State
could only be had under the leadership of
A Colored Champion of Greeley Seeking
a Discussion with the Grunt Colorrd
NEW YORK, August 13.
It is expected that the pollileal discussion
betwecu Saunders, colored Greeleyite, and
G.irneM, colored (irantite, will take place next
Thursday evening. A challenge nus also been
sent by Saunders to Rev. W. F. Butler, ano?
ther colored. Grannie, Inviting him to meet
him or his colleague, George W*. Hatton, in a
Senator Henry Wilson returned here yester?
day irom Indiana.
POLITICAL STRA WS.
Thc Wind Blowing All One Way and
i;tiing to a Gale.
-The Philadelphia Age ae-crts that tbe
Quakers are no longer for Graut.
-Senator Carpenter, sneaking in Wisconsin,
last week, said : "If we don't carry North
Carolina by ten thousand majority, things will
look blue tor General Grant." Blue lt is.
-The Louisville Courier-Journal says to Mr.
Sumner in relerence io his laie letter lo
Speaker Blaine : "For (he first timo lu forty
year?, Charles, your head begins to assume a
marked degree of levelness."
-The known frauds committed under the
administration of Grant aggregate $3,194,247.
The sub-committee on Indian affairs has just
unearthed others, tn which the losses are esti?
mated by millions.
-The son oi Governor Blair, of Michigan,
has been turned out of his mall agency for
"violating the rules of the postal service."
That Is to say, he refused to give fifty dollars
to the Grant campaign fund.
-Miss Matilda Symantha Fletcher is going
about Illinois with the vow In her leetii t hut
she will not stop stump-speaking until Grant
ls elected. She has been prudent, enough to
secure a railroad pass for ninety-nine years.
-In his forthcoming letter In reply to Wil?
liam Lloyd Garrison, Mr. Sumner, lt is said,
will enter at some length Into a history of the
anti-slavery movement, and attempt to dis?
prove many of Garrison's charges of his tardi?
ness to enter the contest by elaborate quota?
tions from his own speeches.
-The next State election In order takes
place In West Virginia ou ihe 22d, it being ihe
only one in August. The mailer of most in?
terest ls the new constitution to be presented
lor ratification. The contest for goveruor is
peculiarly warm, because Governor Jacobs,
the present Incumbent, is running Indepen?
dent against the regular Democratic nominee.
-The House of Representatives, at the ad?
journment ot Congress, contained one hun?
dred and thirty-seven Republicans, one hun?
dred and five Democrats, and one vacant seat.
Changes already announced aud others Im?
pending are all io favor of Greeley, whose
friends will be In sufficient ttrenglh, if not In
actual .majority, next winter lo call the out?
going administration to swill account lor the
misuse of public money in partisan campaign
-Among the crimes alleged against Presi?
dent Johnson by Mr. Bothwell was thar, ol
corrupt Interference with elections, hy send?
ing agents of the postoffice and treasury de
pan ment Into the several States electioneer?
ing iu his Interest, these persons af the same
time drawing pay from the government. And
now Boutwell, secretary ot ihe treasury, and
all the other members ol the Cabinet, followed
by every office-holder whosB electioneering
services can be commanded by the Gramiles,
are perambulating Hie country advocating
Gram's re-election, while Grant committees
are assessing them, at the eame lime, to defray
A NEW DECLARATION OF INDEPEN?
LYNN, MASS., August 13.
A large meeting ol' Crispins has been held
here, aud the following resolutions adopted:
While we recognize the right of manufacturers
to offer such terms as Justice and a regard for
their own interests may seem to require, we
also shall assert and maintain at every cost
and every hazard our right lo belong nnd par?
ticipate in any organization, social. Industrial,
rellglotip, political and beneficent, which, In
our judgment, ls wise and proper, and any at?
tempt on the part of any one to abridge or ob?
struct auch right ls a vile and indefensible in?
terference with personal liberty.
COTTON CAPACITY OF THE SOUTH.
A tanguin*, ?nd Hopeful View of the
. The following letter which- appears in the
New York Dally Bulletin, ol the 12th?aetant,
Indicates truthfully and forcibly the immense
cotton capacity of the country, although the
writer may perhaps be too sanguine In refer:
encelo the rapid Increase of the crop in the
?ear luture, and may have rather underestlf
mated the damage already sustained by the
CHARLESTON, 8. C., August 6.
To tlie Editor ofthe Bulletin:
About one year ago the writer noticed;
through jour columns, an article published by
the Commercial Advertiser, wherein some
MaUstlca were given Irora the report ol the
Manchester Supply Association, and Induc?
tions were made that In the near future the
cotton production of the South would be sur
passed by other sections ot the world. We
showed them that euch a conclusion was un?
warranted, and that lu this matter the South
would surely maintain and Increase her su?
premacy. We are glad to see by a recent
article lu your paper that you take a view
similar lo that held by us. The fact ls that
ihe South is actually a terra incognita to nine
tenths ot the people of the North. Her re?
markable resources are appreciated only by a
v?ry lew. What she bas done la the past in
this matter of cotton production ls but
a foreshadowing of what sue will do in
the future. We know that the progress
made in India during the past twelve years
has been great; but lt bears only a poor com?
parison to that made here. In 1866 India pro?
duced her largest cotton crop, which was
larger than that produced In the -South-daring
the same year. Since that year the produc?
tion of the lormer has steadily decreased,
until now the average yield ls fully thirty
per cent, less .than lt was then. On toe* part
?pf the South, her production bas steadily in?
creased, until this season lt will be more than
double what it was then. The average yield
of the years 1859 and-1860 was double that of
1849 and 1850. That of the years 1869 to 1871,
Inclusive, waa over CO per cent.,-greater than?
that ot 1865 to 1867 inclusive. Trnis we believe*
that we can reasonably expect, for the luture.*"
that the production of cotton will be doubled '
during every period often years; and accurate
statistics show that this rate ot Increase has ex?
isted si nee 1820.
The population of the.eleven cotton States,
at present, ls only about (12) tweL-e Inhabl
*ants to each square mile, while, thar bi' New
England ls about (51) fifty-one, and that of
New York Is (91) ninety-one to trie-square
mlle. If the South can yield now nearly
5.000,000 bales of cotton, what lean she not
yield when her population ls increased nearly
eight-fold, to equal that ol the State of New,
-York? The Increase in the supply of colton
would not cause a decline in price, because
the consumption Is steadily Increasing also.
Fifty years ago, with a crop oC only 200,008
bales, the average price was about 17 cents,
which was about the price of the crop of 1870.
The cotton crops are generally reported to
be fair throughout the South, and really lt Is
seldom that we have had such steadily good
accounts from the planters-as'tve have had
this summer. The crops on the coast of Soulh
Carolina, known as sea Island cotton', are very
fine, and promise a large j leid per acre. The
caterpillars seem to have disappeared-at
least nothing more ls now heard or them.
The reports from the Interior? of this State
and other sections of the Sooth Ve generally
favorable. Some complaints ure made about
Caterpillars In Georgia and Alabama, but we
do not believe the damage resulting from
thean Insects to be of material Importance.
The floods lu Alabama appear tq have done
considerable damage in that section, but, after
ail, the suction visited ls a small one. What In
now to be feared isa very early frost. The aver?
age period ot frost throughout the South Is the
j 29ih October, and during the past two years lt
[.occurred fully ;three weeks later. We haye,
probably about the middle of October. The
more important reason, however, ls the very
electric condition of the atmosphere. For
electricity causes cold, and ls accompanied by
a certain, amount of atmospheric moisture.
Last sn mmer was remarkably devoid of all
electrical phenomena, but this season the at?
mosphere has been uncommonly electric,
thunder-storms and tornadoes have been
severn and numerous. This electricity is* a
great stimulus to all vegetation, aud Is one
of the prime causes of the fine crops through?
out the South now, while its absence was one
of the causes last season of the failure of the
Some of the estimates given of this crop are
unreasonably extreme, for we can not possibly
exceed the yield of 1870, nod all the chances
are that we will not equal lc.
TERRIBLE MURDER IN ATLANTA.
The Citv of Atlanta was greatly excited last
Saturday evening over the killing of Ur. Frank
Phillips, ol the grocery firm of Phillips &
McCandless, by a gambler named Milt. Ma
lone. The difficulty grew out of a rivalry be?
tween the two, In which a woman was con?
cerned. Phillips was In company of several
of his friends on Decatur street, when tbe
conversation took place which culminated In
the homicide. Prom Ihe evidence obtained,
It appears that Malone contemplated murder
when he approached Phillips. The latter wai
unarmed and made no show of desiring an
altercation, Malone brandishing his pistol, ex?
claiming that he would shoot Phillips, which
he did, tiring two shots, one passing through
his heart and the other through bis side. Phil?
lips, who lived but a few minutes after being
shot, was only about nineteen years of age,
and was highly esteemed as a clever, industri?
ous and orderly young man. The populai
feeling In the community runs strongly against
Malone, who has given himself up aud ls now
DIABOLICAL OUTRAGE BT A NEGRO,
NEW YORK, August 13.
A Greensboro', North Carolina, dispatch
says that a negro named Jim Johnson was ar?
rested there yesterday for an attempt to polsor
a party of twenty-six ladles and gentlemen, or
the occasion of the commencement at Rev
Mr. Fontaine's female academy, at Reldsville
on the cth instant. Johnson, to avenge him
self for a supposed grievance by Mr. Fontaine
poisoned the ice cream which had been en
trusted to him to freeze, and the entire suppei
party of twenty-six, including many young
ladles belonging to the elite or society, wen
subsequently seized with poisonous symptoms
No one has yet died, but the physicians sa]
several will not recoveX When arrested John
son cilled upon the negroes to rescue him
The community threaten bim with lynching.
NO ABOLITION TET.IN COBA.
LONDON, August 13.
A special dispatch from Madrid to the LCD
don Timen says that King Amadeus has not, a
reported by telegraph from that city, signed i
decree providing for the gradnal abolition o
slave!y in Cuba aud Porto Rico. The doce
ment which he has signed is-simply a code c
niles providing for the enforcement of the la\
passed by the Cortes in 1869 making prepara
Hon for the emancipation of slaver In th
Spanish colonies. .
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Grant is expected in Washington Ftiday.
-Six cases ot sun-stroke yesterday in Ne'
I -Princess Helena, wife of Prince Christiai
has had a daughter.
-The representatives of the London pref
have eutertalned Stanley, ihe Herald's Aft lea
explorer, at a dinner at the Garrick Club.
-Messrs. Wadsworth & Co., bankers an
brokers, ol New York, failed yesterday, an
were "sold out under tie rules" at the sloe
exchange. " . ."
-A large cotton factory at Geneva has bee
burned, causing a loss of ten thousand francs
and throwing eight hundred workmen out(
e^PNe?dwln,the -Irish ghat." who I
matched to fight Jem Mace next Thursday
was arrested yesterday la Baltlmore^nd ?
leased on giving two thousand dollars DOUU
I not to fight In Maryland,
JIMMY O'BRIEN'S PLOT. ,
j A DEEP-LAID SCHEME TO SELL OUT
NEW TOBE TO THE RADICALS.
Surrender of thc mag of thc Bourbons
to Greeley-The Liberal Movement la
Kew Hampshire-A Sign la the We?t
Musical Celebrities oa the Wists; to
* [FHOH ODB OWM OOBBXSFOKDBKT.]
:Nrw YORK, August 10.' j
The plot of Tweed, O'Brien and Mnrpby toi
carry the State for Grant by splitting the city
Democratic vote, had wider ramifications than }
I bad supposed. It is now reported th adjudge.
Dowling. one of the moet^.jnJI?ptJJJ^Rpthe
local leaders, was in thesecre# T30krfange
ment was simply this* Murphy waa to fur?
nish O'Brien with money,, and pledge to him, -
on Grant's word of honor, the dlsr/Sbal' ot the
Federal patronage of the port, "while O'Brien '
was to Insure a sufficient diversion In the j
Democratlo ranks here, s D as to throw the StateT
over to Grant. O'Brien used to have charge ot
the ballot-box stubing and repeating depart- 4
ment in old Tammany times, ar? he proposed M
to lot bis experience ?serve him In carrying
ont thu bargain.
The 8tat? election law provides for lbs ap?
pointment of poll officers by tbe board. or
police commissioners, and to Insure impartial?
ity tn the administration ot the duties thereof'
il requires that the officers shall be selected
from the two political parties In equal num?
bers. Tbe plan concocted by Murphy, O'Brien
and Tweed was aa follows : O'Brien was to -
wait until the meeting OT the- bolters' conven?
tion at Louisville; and declare for its nominee
for President, fie wai then to organize a
straight Democratic pam In, New York. Ic
was supposed that T ml would - bave In fl u?_ *
en ce enough with the police commissioners to
Induce them to make the appointment ot poll
officers from the Grant Republican and "truo"
.Ovjnocratlc parties.In other woraV from among1
jB?e partisans of Murphy anoaiO'Brien.. By
?2?3?. arrangement O'Brien would nay? oom- ?
. pfate control of the eleotlon returns, and "could
manipulate the vote to ?ult the exigencias bf
tho case in November.
Thia precious swindle has been exposed by .
some ot.tho leaders of the O'Brien wing of the
Democracy, who bad been let Into the siseret,
but who have quarrelled with O'Brien since,
lie premature exposure will probably. kill It,
for all the local Democratic leaders adberiDg
to the regular nominations .are how on the
alert, ana there are some of them Just aa .
sharp as Mr. O'Brien, lt ls doubtful If tbe
."Reform senator" will organize, bis third par
ty., He certainty could not:parry five thou- g
.sand voters with bim Into a new natlonal or- "
ganlzatloo. or'over to Game ?>
We have another o? the signa of.the times
lo the surrender ol the New York I? Book
to the Greeley movement. For oeariyTwenty
years, the Day Book bas been the most ex?
trema Democratic paper In the country. lia
"Straightness" and boldness brought down
upon lt the vengeance of the Lincoln Govern?
ment during the war, and for a while ltapub
Ucatlou waa suspended, t During all Itu Hie,
Greeley bas been its oeto.noir. It, was for a
straight nomination at Baltimore, andabas .
been holding out vigorously against Greeley
ever since. But the pressure of the torrent
bas been too great. This week the most Radi?
cal ct Democratic papers gives In to Qmetey ?
$n/i Brown. Tho editor,. Pr., Van Tmie,
* "We are-over whelmed by ' this cry from the
South: 'Anything to beat Grane' ???.-., .*~c-#
Grant defeated, the gigantic mumbo-jumbolsm
that now oppresses' tbe South beaten down, 5
and we shah all breathe the air of freedom
again; and for this one BI mp le, dlreefpur
puse-thIB, terrible, overwhelming necessity
now pressing upon us-we must all do our ?
watched and prayed for daylight in some oLher
way In vain, and now, as Goa rorces the wrath .
of man to praise Him, even so we believe that '
lt ls tbe will of beaven that Horace Greeley
shall become ita Instrument In opening,a way
of deliverance and r?conciliation of this'great
American people." -
It ls needless to remark tbat the course of
Hie Day.Book deprives the Blanton Jhiucaa
folly, of what Utile strength it had. It was in
the Day Book office that' the Fl andersten
Allen maniiesto was prepared and the Mary? -
land Institute meeting arranged. There seems
to be really nothing left for Duncan' and
Flanders to do but to go over bag and baggage
Mr. Greeley Is quietly reposing to-day atibe
house of his friend, Mr. Tappen, In Bradford,
N. H., while tbe New York reporters in bis
train are prowling about th? neighborhood in
quest of news. The tour ot Greeley through
New England has greatly developed^heLlbe
rai feeling there. His appearance^ Rhode
Island and New Hampshire bas been every?
where received with enthusiasm. Tbe newest
conversion from Grant to Greeley is that of E. .
A. Boil i ns, late commissioner of Internal rev?
enue and chairman ot the Republican State
committee of New Hampshire. Mr. Rollins
resigned on Thursday ah<i pronounced for
Greeley the next day. He ls celebrated as tbe
p blest organizer In New England, and has
always been credit ed w itu the carrying of New
Hampshire, a close State, against the Democ?
racy. His secession from the Republican
party and bis active co-operation with tbe
Democrats and Liberals Insures the Granite
State to Greeley and Brown beyond a ques- f
lion, and its influence will be felt tn Maine.
I talked yesterday with a cool-headed gen?
tleman from the interior of Illinois, a Republi?
can In politics. He seemed lo thick that at
least a third of the Republican vote ol his State
has been swept into the Greeley movement.q?f
He spoke of bis own county, arra said tie knew
of hardly an influential Republican in lt who
bad not come out for Greeley.
The amusement managers are beginning to ?
make their announcements for the coming -
season. The brightest star destined to shine T
In our musical firmament this fall and winter
is Lucca, who ls expected to create almost as
much nf a furor as Nilsson did io this country.
Miss Kellogg also returns for the season.
Grau brings over from Paris a new French
opera bouffe company. He bas also engaged
the great pianist, Hubenstein, whose corning ?
is heralded with lithographic portraits in (be
music store windows, and flattering biograph- 4
leal notices In the newspapers. Cariotta Patti
Is under engagement likewise. Her sister
Adelina comes In 1873. Among the theatnfl|
stars from abroad will be Bouclcault ffia
wife, Sotbern. Charlotte Cuehmau and MfSa
Neilson, a London celebrity and beauty.
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TRICKS IN ALL TRADES BUT OUR?.
A case of enterprise on the part of a London
newspaper reporter has recently come, to \
light, which reflects more credjt upon the in- -
dustry and Ingenuity of Us originator than oh
bis honesty. -Our readers may^osslbly re?
member reading accounts ota discovery made
lu London In 1867 of a carpet-bag containing
haman remains, which discovery caused l^Bfeg;.
excitement and furnished material for DST
rous articles under the title of "The Waterloo
Bridge Mystery." All the detectives of Lon?
don were at work oa the case, and all were
thoroughly baffled. Lately the matter has
been brought luto notice again by a British
soldier stationed in India avowing him?
self to be the person who threw the sack
with its contents Into the river; but as
his story was found -lo disagree with
the statements published In the news?
papers at the time of th? j*1800T?'.,?
was coDlectured that the soldier bad lied
about the affair In the hope pf beingseat home
to England. The revival of the subject, how
ever has had the effect of bringing ont a let- #
ter frotan old sub-ediior, who writes to the
Birmingham Gazette that the whole affair was
the result of a scheme concocted by an Impe?
cunious penny-a-llner In order to supply ma?
terial for an exciting newspaper article. Tbe
human remains contained In tbe sack were
procured by the reporter from a dissecting
room, and the sack was let down from Water?
loo Bridge by a confederate, who was dis?
guised as a woman. *9be trick succeeded, the
originator of the pen eme was first on the
ground with the news; and all London was set
agog by tbe rumors which gained currency in
regard to the "horrible mystery," which DM
never been explained until now.