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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE TRIANGULAR FIGHT.
O0Y3RNOR SCOTT'S REPLY TO SEC?
The Whole Kin- Floundering In tbe
Mire-A Clear Casi of Pois and Kettles.
The followlog reply ol' Governor Scott to
the recent cnarges of Secretary of State Car
dozo ls published in yesterday's Columbia
STATE OF SOOTH CAROLINA, )
EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, [
COLUMBIA, August, 1872. j
Bon. F. L. Cardozo, Secretary of State:
SIR-I notice in the Phoenix, of the 9tb in?
stant, your letter to Messrs. Melton and Cor?
bin, your attorneys, relating lo your responsi?
bility In the sealing ot State bonds.
I might, with great propriety, pass this com?
munication by unnoticed, but from the fact
that lt bears upon its face the evil spirit
which prompted its publication, aod which
has led you to narrate several personal con?
versations you held with the treasurer and
the attorney-general, in which you take spe?
cial palos to associate the Governor with what
they may have said to you in relation to the
bonds, Bbowlng thereby the animus that
prompts you to make me a party to what
other Stale officers may, trom time to time,
have B?id to you.
No one connected with the Slate Govern?
ment knows better than yourself how con?
stantly I have resisted the very letter and In?
tent of the law Itself to borrow $2.500,000 !n
money, under several acts known as an "act
to redeem the bills receivable-$500,000;" at>
".act to pay the interest on the public debt
$1,000,000;" an "act for the reliet ot the treas?
ury-$1,000,000." These acts eeverally pro?
vided that that amount ot money should be
borrowed on coupon bonds, and yet for more
than one year I have persisted In construing
the acts that there should ne only that amount
of bonds Issued, viz: $2,500,000 in tho aggre?
gate. These bonds were prepared and sign?
ed, as provided for in the acts, by the Gover?
nor, countersigned by the treasurer, and
sealed by the secretary of State. But, as may
well be understood, lt was a moral Impossibil?
ity to borrow $2,500,000 in money on $2,500,
000 of State bonds, or even to realize
that amount by the sale ot the same. Hence
lt became necessary to issue an additional
amount of bonds, which was done with the
lull knowledge and approval ol the secretary
of State, who showed his alacrity in his con?
currence by thenceforth, in every instance,
sealing the bonds before the Governor had
ever signed them. Indeed, so ready were you
to comply with the request ol those who dif?
fered with me In the amount of bonds tobe
issued, that there was no time up to Novem?
ber, 1871, in which there was not, at least,
$1 ,ooo,oco of bonds In the treasurer's bands,
without any other evidence of their having
been executed, save the seal ol the State hav?
ing been placed thereon; and to-day lhere are
$500,000 ot bonds, with the seal of the State
placed upon them, in the hands of the Ameri?
can Bank Note Company, of New York, which
were returned lo them last November, to be
cancelled by my special demand.
It ls unnecessary to detail the provisions of
the law authorizing the issue of the alerting
loan, as any one can. examine lt. The com
missioners who were charged with the duty of
placing that loan on the market-consisting ot
the Governor, secretary ol State, attorney
general, treasurer and comptroller-general
held but one meeting, and that was in the
office of the secretary of State; soon after the
Taxpayers' Convention in May, 1871, when the
attorney-general was elected chairman, and
the secretary of State secretary of the board.
At that meeting, a mellon was made by me to
Indefinitely postpone any action as to the ne?
gotiation of these bonds, and from that time lill
the present moment the question has never
been brought beiore the board either directly
or Indirectly. Nor has there ever been any
intention, to the best of my knowl?
edge and belief, on the part of any of
the members of that board, to negoilsle
any portion of the 1 sterling loan. The
only evidence to the contrary ot this assertion
ls tne fact that during the summer of 1871,
$3,600,000 of these bonds were sent trom New
York in fm secretary of State, (as I was in?
formed subsequently by Mr. E. F. Gary, the
present State auditor,) woo look them to his
own home, at night, and caused the seal of
State to be placed upon them, and then Imme?
diately returned them to New York; This ac?
tion appeared the more suspicious to me when
it came to my knowledge, from the fact that
my name was not upon the bonds; and yet,
with an Industry that was unaccountable, you
placed them beyond my control, knowing, asl
assume you did, that I had proposed io the
American Bank Note Company to have my
name printed upon this Issue, If lt had ever
been determined to negotiate the loan, thereby
saving myself the uu necessary labor of sign?
ing my name twelve thousand times.
Now, slr, you state that you had suspicions
that everything was not right regarding the
issue of conversion bonds. Will you explain
to the public what secret motive impelled yon
to place the seal ol the State surreptitiously
upon $3,500,000 of bonds, which you claim was
intended In their turn to be convened into
conversion bonds ? -
You must have become aware of the fact that,
about the 1st of October last, I, for the first
Ume, through public rumor, got the Informa?
tion that theBe bonds had been sealed by you
and transmitted to New York. I could not be?
lieve lt possible that the secretary of State
would have discharged such an Important
oublie duty without ac least having mentioned
.lie fact to the Governor, who, more than any
other person connected with the State Govern?
ment, ls held responsible In public opie lon for
whatever 1B done to affect the Interests ot
the State and people, whether he has the
power to control it or not. On learning
from the treasurer's chief clerk that you
bad taken these bonds to your own pri?
vate residence, and placed the State seal upon
them, and then returned them to New YorE, I
Immediately called upon the comptroller-gene?
ral, stated the fad a, and he consented to go to
New York and learn what bad become ot the
bonds. The followlog extracts trom my let?
ter, giving him authority to take possession
of the bonds, and my letter to Mr. Bampton on
ihe Bubjecr, will explain themselves.
Extract from letter of instructions to Hon. J.
L. Neagle, comptroller-general, dated Coium- '
bla^October ll, 1871:
"You are further authorized and Instructs*
to secure any bonds of the above named ster?
ling loan,' that may be In the hands of the treas?
urer, financial agent, or any other party, which
may have my name printed upou them, and
deposit them In some secure depository, and
forward me the receipt for the same; or/in
the event of your tailing to secure the posses?
sion of them, you will at once notify me of the
.'STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA, )
"EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT. V
"CoLUMBU., October ll, 1871. )
"H. ff. Kimpton, Esq.. Financial Agent of
y the State of South Carolina, New York:
'.'SIR-I have been Informed that ihe treas?
urer of the State has executed and forwarded
to you some of the bonds known as the ster?
ling loan. I write to inquire If my luforma
ilou ls correct; If so, I must say that I shall
feel it my duty lo nolify the public of the fact,
and caution all parlies against purchasing
said bonds, as they have been fraudulently Is?
sued. Your reply io this will be awaited with
great anxiety, and trust that the tntormailon
received may prove incorrect; and I must I
further insist that ail the bonds that have
been printed under the act ol March 7, 1871,
shall be placed In such a depository us to se?
cure the State against their issue, until the
provisions of the act are fully carried out. I
am, sir, very respect lui ly,
"BOBERT K. SCOTT, Governor."
1 have one other subject to touch upon,
which ls the basest fabrication tor any reputa?
ble mon to have possibly conceived for the
purpose of shielding himself irom the just
condemnation ot every citizen who becomes
acquainted with the fact of your taking the
seal of the State io New York. You say as
"During the month -of October, 1871, the
treasurer requested me to seal a small
amount ot bonds lor the express purpose, as
he said, ot sp-viog a loan of between three and
fo'ir millions of bonds, which had been hypo?
thecated, and would certainly be sold at a
sacrifice, if more collaterals were not put np
to Bave them. I at first refused lo do so, re?
minding the treasurer that the Bame reason
was alleged several times tefore, and that
I did not feel satisfied of the correctness of
his statement. He then requested me
to accompany him and the Governor
to New York, and satisfy myself by con?
ferring with the financial -agent of the
necessity that existed Tor the sealing ol these
bonds. Tor the purpose of preventing a sacri?
fice of those hypothecated. The treasurer re
quested me to lake my seal along with me, so
that no time would be lost. I had previously
consulted with the attorney-general on tbe
lawfulness of taking my seal to New York,
and the Governor on the propriety and neces?
sity of so doing. The attorney-general as?
sured me lt was perfectly legal, and the Gov?
ernor, that it was necessary. I took the seal
with me very reluctantly, believing I would
be In a better position to Insist upon knowing
the truth of what I had so long suspected.
The treasurer also Informed me that the sterl?
ing fund board, of which I was a member and
secretary, would meet in New York and take
some definite action In regard to the negotia?
tion of the sterling fund bonds "
Now, slr, I claim, in tbe first place, whatever
the State treasurer may have eaid to you, no
mau knows better than yourself tbat the State
treasurer was not my exponent In any matter
relating to the management of State finances;
but, on the other band, our personal relations
were such tbat we only communicated witb
each other on the most important official mat?
ters; nor did I even suppose for a moment
that I would visit New York, until eleven
o'clock at night, on the 13th day of October,
having, after a conversation with Mr. Klmp
ton, the attorney-general, the treasurer, to?
gether with Judire Porter-Mr. Klmpton's law?
yer-determined to start for New York the
tollo vi n?r morning, at eight o'clock. Theonly
motive that could have Induced me lo visit
New York at that time was the
express arrangements with these gen?
tlemen, that they would consent to a
change In the financial agency, if I
could find parties to accept the agency and
take care of our loans In New. York. The
idea ol signing bonds was the most foreign to
my mind, and I am certain this will be attest?
ed to by Judge Porter, who spent an entire
week here, urging me to do so, which I
most emphatically declined. Judge Porter
falling. Mr. Klmptou also came. In tue hope of
Inducing me to Blgn bondB, and urged me to
do so, under 'he same plea as you set.forth :
..To save a large amount of bonds I rom sale
which were then In New York under hypothe?
Now, slr, having absolutely refused to sign
the bonds, ls it reasonable to suppose lor a
moment that I would concur In your taking
?uch an extraordinary step as to carry the seal
or the State to New York for the purpose of
executing bonds there that I had rei used to
sign here ?
I have stated the foregoing to show the
fallacy of your assertion that I said lt was
necessary for you to carry the seal of the
State to New York. A simple statement of
the facts is all I propose to make, and thu pub?
lic may judge of the reasonableness of our
statements. Within three or four days after
my arri val in New York, I unexpectedly met
you at the Sr. Cloud Hotel. In a conversation
that ensued, Mr. Klmptou inquired of you If
you bad brought the seal of the State with
you. This Inquiry surprised me, as any one
may Imagine, and you very naturally no iced
my astonishment at such an extraordinary
question. You prevaricated in your reply to
Mr. Klmptoo, and expressed the desire for i
private Interview with me, when yon stated
that Mr. Elmpton had telegraphed you
to come to New York and bring the seal
ol the State with you. And you certainly
have not forgotten, sir, the severity of my
reprimand at your having transferred the Beal
of tbe State ol South Carolina to tbe City ot
New York. Your excuse waa that lt was not
anjinusual thing, as (be seals of other States
had been frequently taken to New York lor the
purpose of executing public document J. You,
therefore, begged of me to give you an order
to tn some measure protect you from your
extraordinary willingness to comply with the
request of those wno were anxious to have
Slate bonds executed. And you will lurlber
remember that you gave as a reason for de?
siring this order from me, that you did not
propose to return to South Carolina, but In?
tended resigning your position, ol secretary of
State, as you had accepted a professorship In
the "Howard University;" and. therefore, you
would ba compelled to return the Beal by ex?
press, and feared tbat som? accident might be?
fall it lo transfer by .allroad or otherwise.
Being misled by your '.assumed contri?
tion, by what I then thouehta mere oversight
la duty In the secretary of State, I wrote you
the order tbat you d?sir?' J, having dated it
back to the 14th day ot ? clober, 1871. Now,
sir, the perfidy you have exhibited In your
ability to misrepresent and associate my
same lo matters which yon .could only have i
had other men'a words, as lo my wishes, r i
have not the slightest doubt will lead you to t
deny this statement and claim that you re?
ceive?; the order from me before taking the i
seal lo New York. In thia act I am ready to i
admit my folly In apparently.trying to shield i
a man who baa proven himself unworthy of i
respect or confidence, from the possible ?
chances oi being proven criminally guilty of
transferring an office held under the laws ot i
this Commonwealth to a distant State, without i
< be authority of law or previous consent ot 1
the only official who has the power to grant i
the authority for officers of the State to leave '
their post? of duty. That I may not be mis- ?
understood, I state, most emphatically, that i
the subject of taking the seal beyond the i
limits of the State was never spoken of in my i
presence by any State officer, or any other I
person, and your statement to the contrary ls i
a base fabrication. . . _
In your statement regardiog the reissue of
.bonds which had been converted, you desire <
to make the public believe that they are ob- <
taluiag important information which has <
hitherto been withheld. To show the animus i
of this, I will refer you to the following lrom i
my last annual message:
"$2,200,000 of the amount of conversion
bonds, issued as above stated, were signed by i
me lor the express purpose of withdrawing 1
from the market and cancelling an equal
amount of those Issued and hypothecated un?
der the acts for the relief of the treasury, the
payment ot the interest on the public debt, i
and for the land commission."
In conclusion, I am Justified in saying that,
had lt not been for my refusal to consent to 1
the negotiation of all bonds-sterling loan 1
and others-thai you have actually sealed, the
8tate would have money to-day to pay ex- i
penses, though secured at a fearful Bacrlflce,
and you and those co-operating with you
would have been the last ones to nave raised
any cry about the extent or validity of the
State debt, or about extravagant expendi?
By reference to my last two annual mes?
sages to the General Assemblv, the basis ol
every j Mt complaint against the administra?
tion can be found, and I assert, without fear
of contradiction, that any one who ls or bas
been a member of the State Government,
either executive or legislative, and ls now
raishing the cry of reform, ls by his own
venality responsible for the diversion ot
money that should have been used for legiti?
mate purposes, and lt 1B only necessary to see
the receipts tor money paid from the treas?
urer's office for the verification ot this asser?
tion, and directly trace the money to the very
men who are now charging the responsibility
on myself and others.
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.
WHITELY'S CAMP AIGN DOCUMENT.
TUc Northern Papers Discovering the
Bogas Nature of Whitely'? mission to
the Albany Penitentiary.
WASHINGTON, A"guBt 14.
"Colonel" Whitely, who was sent to Aloany
on a mission of mercy, ls the man who worked
up ihe Adkins murder at Columbus, Ga.,
some years ago. The papers comment severe?
ly upon such a selection lor such a purpose.
The Baltimore American says his report ls
no doubt truthful, but the partisan press ot the
country will not so recognize lt. It la to be
regretted that tbs President did not name a
commission composed of ihree honorable gen?
tlemen, iu whom the people of the United
States have entire confidence. Ooe of the
commissioners should have been a Democrat
another a Republican, and the third a "Libel
ral" Republican. They should have quietly
proceeded to Albany with a phonographer and
examined each prisoner, separalely first, Just
as Colonel Whitely did, and lrom tn??ir answers
to the questions propounded the report
should have been framed.
Tua Ballimore Oazette says the report ls
evidently gotten up as a political document
for campaign UBes. Tbe statements obtained
from those unfortunate prisoners In the hope
ol obtaining release areas utterly worthless
and unreltab' ; ?s those put lorward upon his
own re8poni jlluy by a person of Wnitely's
well known and disreputable character.
THE WORLD OF FASHION.
WHAT MAT BE WORK AND HOW TO
Hints from the High Priest-Thc Pari?
sian Secret-A. Slap at the Poor For?
eigners who Know No Better.
Le Follet Bays this month's toilettes, pre?
pared, or la coarse of pr?parai iou, for travel?
ling aud country-house wear, are exceptional?
ly elegant, not only In their material and
style, but In their adaptability to the purposes
and seasons lor which they are Intended.
Every lady with tbe least approach to good
taste is at Ieugtb beginning to understand the
true "secret des Parislennes"-viz , that not
oDly must every component part of the toilette
correspond lu style, but tbat the whole toilette
Itself must be In accordance with the season,
the time of day, the occasion on which it ls
worn; and that the lady attired in silk and'
Inces for a country walk, stroll on the beach,
or morning shopping, is Immeasurably eclips?
ed In elegance and good taste by the wearer
of the well-made though simple bat?ate, tolle,
Berge, or other comparatively inexpensive
It is very certain that toilettes are made in
Paris in the most violent and discordant mix?
tures of colors, and overcrowded with trim?
mings; but those are Intended for les ?trang??
res,'many of whom, having no taste of their
own, are content with anything coming "from
Paris," the more outre the better, BO aa to be
"different from other people," unknowing or
uncaring that the makers of these peculiar
dresses would not dare to offer them to any
but the most provincial or eccentric of
Frenchwomen, and hardly to show them to a
Some colors blend most exquisitely, but to
produce the proper effect they must be far
from decided tints-what we call effac?e?, or
apparently faded. All the colors used for out
of-door wear are In this style, the brilliant
pinks, greens, mauves and blues being en?
tirely reserved for ln-door wear, or under
white maslin, which, of course, has the effect
of wonderfully lessening their brilliancy.
Mignonette green, flax gray, and all the
shades of "bolB" are much worn; In fact,
every color has a Blight tint of some other
hue-the blue are all a little green, and, vice
versa, the grays are rather blue, or pink; no
color seems decided.
We spoke, the month before last, of the ex?
travagant quantity of material used by some
ladies, whose chief Idea of elegance waa an
expensive looking toilette. They will now, lt
they wish to be really in the fashion, have to
subscribe to the dictum of la mode, which ls
that the more costly and rich a material is Io
luelf, the less ornament lt requires; lt ls the
simpler and less expensive fabrics that require
a (jiianiity of flounces, braid or trimmings to
give them a stylish appearance.
No material ls so much worn for simple
toilettes ai bat istes; lt ls the material par ex?
cellence lor morning dresses, ats loulard ls for
The ecru shades are not quite so much worn
by our elegantes; they have become so com?
mon in every material.,that they are being
eradualiv discarded by leaders ol fashion.
Beautiful shades ot gray are taklopr their
place, and are not only newer, but mure be?
coming io the blonde anglaises than any tint
with yellow In lt can possibly be.
White materials are not now trimmed with
black by our leading modistes; a very deep
claret or rich brown supersedes the sombre
black; the contrast ls not so striking and the
effect more elegpnt. The washing satins,
either plain or wita pattern, are still very
much worn, and make very charming "Pom?
padour" toilettes over sell-colored under?
skirts; these are generally plain, or have white
jineliu flounces. A great number ol white
'Polonaises" and blouses are worn, In all
duds of laney materials, the most elegant
>elng China crape, sultan? with satin stripes,
ind loulard. The next In order are of muBtin,
ind varieties ot batiste and laney materials;
.hese can be worn with any oolored skirl,
providing they are trimmed with white; it the
>rnaments ure of color they must correspond
rvith that of the rest of tbe costume.
All our elegantes are wearing tne blouse,
certainly the most convenient form of gar?
ment ever Introduced. It Is cut bodice and
iklrtlnone. but not so closely to the figure
is a "Polonaise." A ceinture confines it to
..ne waist. The back Is very lull and plaited
to the waist.
Blouses or "Polonaises" made of alternate
stripes ot thin material and guipure Insertions
jf the same color are excessively elegant and
distingu?. The material ls cut away from
under the guipure stripes so as to leave them
The skirts are still about the same width as
those worn last month-on no account any
fuller-and the fullness thrown entirely to the
back; the breadths are not gored at all any
further back than the Beam under the arm.
The crinoline, or long tournure-the only si y le
of crinoline now worn-aids this effect con?
siderably, and ls very useful in keeping the
starched petticoats away from the ligure,
allowing the skirt to fall Dlaln lu front. Walk?
ing-dresses Just clear the ground at the front
and Bides; at the back they reston lt very
Bodices are generally made open, with fichus
OT habit-shirts; the shawl and the heart-shape
Dpenlng are very becoming, giving a graceful
curve to the figure, and lessening the waist,
und therefore likely lo contlope In as great
favor as ever.
Muslin and China crape scarfs are much
worn as fichu and saab combined; In this case
bhey are made of a straight baud three yarda
long, the centre is plaited down to a point at
the back of the bodice, either to the waist or
the height of a low bodice, aocordlog to the
taste of the wearer; it then goes plainly over
the shoulders, crosses at the waist In front,
and lastens behind In a large fan-bow; that
Is. each loop ls pulled as wide open as possi?
ble In the form ol a lan; this bow 1B tied a lew
Inches below the waist, and forms a pannier.
The most elegant worn and newest sleeves
are coat-shaped; In fact, all the beat dresses
are made with them; the open sleeves are now
reserved for cloaks.
The few mantles that are worn are general?
ly something ia the pelerine form, the plain
round pelerine reaching to the waist or a little
below, and open partly up the back.
THE WORM IN GEORGIA.
Conflicting Opinions from the South?
[From the Macon Telegraph.]
Personal observation yesterday in a portion
of Southwestern Georgia that has been repre
Bented as threatened with the gravest disasters
from the ravages ot the pest above named,
satisfied us that while comparatively little
damage bad been done so far, there waa the
beBt reason for Berious apprehension for the
future. AB yet-where we were at least-the
worm ls hardly numerous enough to do a great
deal of harm, but they were webbing up, and
ll the sun does not kill the young of the second
and third crop, they will likely overrun most
of the cotton fields ol that section. The weather
for the past week has not been as favorable for
their development as the three or four dave
Immediately preceding. The sun has played
upon them with great power, and consequent?
ly has somewhat checked their activity, lt they
do not make their appearance within a week
in cotton which ls forward, it, ls not probable
they will be able to do lt much damage, as
those beBt informed Bay lt is usually seven
weeks from the first appearance of the fly to
the development of the third and worst crop.
There seems to be a variety of opinion and
experience with reference to this worm, no
iwo men, Bcarcely, agreeing as to anything
except the damage lt generally does when the
third crop stage ls reached.
THE CROPS IN MARION.
The Crescent says: "We regret that we
cannot give as good accounts of the crop
prospects this week, as we did last week.
We are Informed that above Little Rock in
the direction and extending to Shoe Heel,
North Carolina, the effects of the drought
has been disastrous. It ls said that some far?
mers have cut down their corn to save what
they can by drying lt, and that not a white
bloom is to be seen In the cotton fields, We
trust that this does not embrace any consid?
erable quantity ot territory. The crops in
other portions of our county (save a strip
just above this town) are not very greatly
damaged, though 'rust' is appearing, and the
yield will be lesa than waa expected."
THE CAULDRON SEETHING.
Political Pipe-Laying tn Columbia
The Syndicate Trying to Capture
Mocea- Hoses Weakenlug^connsel for
. the Taxpayer? Arriving.
[SPKCrAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
COLOMBIA, August 14.
The Republican Convention for the Fourth
Congressional District met here to-day to
nominate a candidate, and Wallace, the pres?
ent Incumbent, was renominated unanlmons
ly,.(Puffer, his only competitor, withdrawing
hlB name before the balloting commenced.
F. J. Moses. Jr., T. J. Mackey, Whittemore
and other Radical grandees are here, and
there ls heavy wire-pulling going on among
them, preparatory to the grand struggle
which will take place in the convention on
the 21st. Patterson, Moses, Whittemore and
others bad a long consultation to-day. An
effort, lt ls said, 1B being made to buy Moses
off In the interest of the Patterson clique,
whose candidate lor Governor ls thought to
be Chamberlain. Moses declined all overtures
some time since, feeling certain ol his nomi?
nation, but the charges of bribery brought
against him-his receiving $11,000 under color
ol the "armed loree," <fec-have frightened
him not a little, and he IB thought now to be
open to propositions.
The chief opposition ticket, lt ls said, will be
Orr for Governor, Cardozo for treasurer, Ac,
but one can bear of a dozen different slates
Cardozo ls out In a reply to Scott and Parker
to-morrow, but no new disclosures are made.
General Chesnut ls herc looking after the
rogues. Judge Aldrich ls expected to-mor?
row. Things begin lo look squally for the
Ring. Qot VIVE.
HISTORY REPEATING ITSELF.
The Striking Likeness ot the Van Bnren
Campaign to the Liberal Campaign
A Bogle Blast from Hugh Legare.
[From the Louisville Uourler-Journal.l
CLARKVILLE, TENN.. August. 1, 1872.
I inclose you the following letter for publi?
cation, since ll seem3 to me to delineate so
trutnfillly the aspect of tue political horizon
at the present time. Ic ls an extract from a
new edition of tne works of the Hon. Hugh S.
Legare, late attorney-general; and, although
the letter was written thirty-two yeats ago, it
mjght be considered as the production of the
present campaign If the dute and names were
omited, HO closely does the Grant administra?
tion resemble (though lt surpasses In corni ?
lion) that of Van Buren. If "history repeals
Itseli," we may expect the election nf Horace
Greeley. Respectfully, j W. W. L.
CHARLESTON, S. C., August 22,1840.
Gentlemen-Your letter of the 1st Instant,
Inviting me to a convention of the Harrison
und Tyier men ol the Soloto Valley, to be held
at Chilllcothe on the. 17th and 18th days of
september next, has Just been received.
I am B?rry that my engagements are such
as will probably make lt Impossible I should
have the honor ot being present on that inter?
esting occasion. Should circumstances, how?
ever, by any chance admit ol it, I will make
every effort to be lhere. It na? never been
my good fortune to visit any one of the new
thirteen States, and I need nor, say how much
my curiosity to Ree a part of the country, ol
which 1 have heard and imagined euch wond?
ers, ls heightened by the brilliant and encour?
aging auspices under, which I should under?
take such a pilgrimage now. It hos, I trust,
pleased that God who Jias vouchsafed to,
us as" a people eo many mauiftob*uo<u> <u.
His protecting providence, to deliver us,
through the Instrumentality of your distin?
guished fellow-cltlzen, the larmer consul that
ls to be, from the hands of the most corrupt, '
Insolent and tyrannical cabal that ever wore
the mask of Democracy lor the purposes of
despotism, and aimed ut governing a people
by systematically deceiving, defrauding and
degrading them. We are, I trust, In the
midst of a great political revival-one of those
eras lu the hiatory of tree governments when,
alter periods of supineness and relaxation, if
nothing worse, they are sometimes permitted
to be brought back by sudden excitements
to their first principles. The Republican In?
stincts of the country seemed to me to be
dying away-men wereeverywhere forgetting
their dignity so far as to abjure all freedom of
opinion, and to put on without a blush the
livery of a master, and "centurions were
sent" Into the remotest part of the country
i "lo cut off every head that wore a face not
liked at court."
But the people have been awakened. This
Is no miserable party triumph, still less a vic?
tory achieved by adroit factious mancuver
Intr. Ic ls the mighty mass moved by a spirit
as'mlghCv, and a great nation, equally asion
ished and Indignant at ihecrlmluai projects of
Ihe servants lt had confided In, rising up lo
assert lia sovereign rlghte, and to vindicate
its Insulled majesty from ihe attempts of those
Had the administration been able to main?
tain liBelf arter all it had done to revolution?
ize the government, to ruin ihe country, and
to outrage and mock the people, I do not
think lt possible to exaggerate ihe evils that
would have threatened ns. A yoke would
have been fastened about our necks which
nothing shore of convulsions could have
broken; a pestilential taint would have per?
vaded the whole body of society which could
have ended only In lever, delirium and death.
So lt has been from the beglnnlug of lime; so
ic will oe to the end of lt. The glorious and
singular privilege of Republican liberty is not
enjoyed a moment longer than it ls deserved,
and ls not deserved a moment longer than lt
ls defended, not only against the violence
which sometimes assails it wilh sword, but
Billi more against the treason which continu?
ally surrounds lt with the snares of artifice
and corruption. One hypocrite, with ihe bab?
ble of Democracy In his mouth, and a heart
In which the meanness of the slave and the
Insolence ot the lyrant struggle for the mas?
tery, ls more dangerous tbau an army with
We have no enemy to dread but ihe dema?
gogue, and, if we tall, lt must be by our own
hand, moved by hlB arts.
I have the honor to be, Ac.
HCGH S. LEOARB.
THE COMISO MILL ON THE POTOMAC.
BALTIMORE, August H.
Late yesterday afternoon Jem Mace was
again arrested on a bench warrant irom the
criminal court, as waa also Joe Coburn, at the
instigation of Mr. PInckney, the deputy States
attorney, on an affidavit charging Mace and
Coburn with entering into a conspiracy to
engage In a right, and I hus violate the peace
and the laws ol'the adjoining State ot Virginia.
Upon this charge, wnlch seemed totukethe
pugilists greatly by surprise, the accused
were held in two thousand dollars ball to
await the action of the grand Jurv. A similar
warrant was Issued for Ned O'Baldwin and
his trainer, who were arrested ihla morning,
and gave the requite 1 bail. Lanie numbers
of roughs from New York, Philadelphia and
ether cilles are here, and many ot ihem ure
now going down the street to the wharves of
the steamers which leave for the tight lng
ground; this alterooon. Tue right will proba?
bly come off to-morrow morning.
SPARKS FROM TUE WIRES.
-Thiers returned to Paris yesterdav.
-The thermomeier iu New York, yesterday,
ranged fron 100 to IOC.
-They don't know at the White House
when Grant will rellim.
-Professor IL Kaizer, a celebrated astrono?
mer ol'Leyden, is dead.
-Fisher Brothers, oil dealers of Pittsburg,
have failed for $1,000,000.
-Annie Waisou, ol' Pittsburg, won the $1000
trot, at Cleveland yesterday. Time, 2.36$ and
-The Jesuit establishment aL Isserbelm,
Alsace, has been closed by order of ihe Prus?
-The grinding mill at Dupont's Powder
Works, Dover, Del., exploded yesterday, kill?
ing one mao.
-It ls believed that the yellow fever will
not be communicated to Staten Island or New
York by the arrival of the N u mariel a.
THE RING IN THE COURTS.
A SUMMARY REVIEW OF THE LITIGA?
TIONS AT COLUMBIA.
Ai? EnflladlngFlrcof Law-Salts- Pro?
gress and Prospects of the Varions
The suite that have been brought In Colum?
bia, during the past Tew weeks, against the
Radical officials, and which are lurnlshing day
by day a deeper insight into the extent and
manner ol their fraudulent financial opera?
tions, are becoming so numerous and contus?
ing that the following brief summary of them
will now be found of Interest and value:
The Hrs: in the order of commencement of
these various suits ls that of C. J. Stoibrand,
superintendent of the State Penitentiary,
brought in the Supreme Court against Treas?
urer Parker, to compel him to pay over the
funds appropriated by the Legislature for the
support of the penitentiary. That Institution
was, and still ls, In sore straits for want of
means to feed, cloth? and guard Its Inmates.
On the 25th ot April, its directors resolved
upon the dangerous expedient of hiring out
the convicts to parties outside of the Peniten?
tiary, as a choice of evils between that course
and turning them loose upon the community.
At the same time, having the firm belief that
the State treasurer had, or ought to have In
his possession, funds to pay some portion of
the liberal appropriations made by the Legis?
lature, the superintendent brought tbls
suit against bim. The summons and com?
plaint tn the action demanded a lull showing
by the treasurer as to what he had done with
the money Intended for the support ot the
Penitentiary; but the treasurer in his return
declined to enter into particulars of bis stew?
ardship, and explained simply that the dralts
on the treasury were paid by checks, and that
the checks had been protested. This return
was of course unsatisfactory to the plaintiff,
and on the 10th of May bis counsel Mr. J. D.
Tradewell, made and argued a mptlou beforu
the Supreme Court to quash the return ol' the
treasurer as Insufficient, or to quash certain
parts and send the questions of fact to the Cir?
cuit Court for trial, ur io reler the whole case
toa referee, to take testimony ntid report to
the Supreme Court. The court at the time re?
served Its decision on these motions, and. after
due consideration, as Is to be assumed, denied
them, and the case was agutn brought bet?re
the Supreme Court on Tuesday lasbupon a mo?
tion by Mr. Tradewell for a mandamus to
compel the treasurer to make a d?duite, show?
ing before a reteree as to the disposition of
the funds appropriated by the Legislature for.
the support of the Penitentiary, or an order by
the court for a trial 61 the facts In the Coure
ot Common Pleas, or an order by the court lor
a criminal prosecution In the Court of Gene?
ral Sessions. Mr. Chamberlain made an argu?
ment lu reply; assuming mainly the grouud
that tue absence of any express law compel?
ling the treasurer to make such a showing as
was required of him by ihe relator, placed it
out of the power of ihe court to Interpose Its
mandate In the matter. Aud the court again
reserved Its decision, which may now be ex?
pected at an early day.
TUE BOKO SCRIP CASE.
The next suit instituted against the State,
treasurer was the famous Bluo Ridge scrip
case, brought before Judge Willard, of the Su?
preme Court, by State Auditor Edwin F. Gary,
against the State treasurer and the various
county treasurers, lo restrain them from re?
ceiving or paying out the Blue Ridge scrip,
w h ic ii the Legislature bad authorized io oe.
created and received In payment of taxes, &c.
The complaint declared this action ol the Le?
gislature lo be unconstitutional and void, aud
iTinigTT Willard, ott Ula Urot ol' JdM, l?nMj.u:
temporary injunction against the Stale and'
county treasurers, restraining them from re-,
celvlng or Issuing the boud scrip, and an or-,
der for them to show cause why the Injunction
should not be made permanent. To this com-'
plaint Treasurer Parker soon after made a re?
turn, In which he alleged that the bonds of the:
Blue Ridge road, to the amount of 13.394,000.
had been received by him to be cancelled'
under the act, and that he had already issued
scrip to the amount ol $1,796,823 53 In lieu
thereol. There wa?, therefore, still outstaud
lng $(?04,000 of the bonds which were pledged
In New York as collaterals, and lt would re?
quire something over $300,000 more of the.
scrip to take them up, making lu all un Issue
of scrip of over (2,100,000, instead ot $1,800,
000 as had been generally understood. The
case came up l'ornrgumeni. on July ll, Messrs.
Pope & Haskell und Mr. Corbin appearing tor
Auditor Gary, Judge Magrath fur Mr. tl. B.
Wesley, of New York, holder of $300,000 ol'
scrip, and Attorney-General Chamberlain and
Mr. C. D. Melton for the State treasurer. Mr.
Pope made a very strong argument against
the validity of the scrip, and Judge Willard
Intimated very clearly tnut he held the act io
be unconstitutional as authorizing the issue
of bills of credit. Tue argument was
to have been couiInned on the 12th, bilton
that day Messrs. Chamberlain and Melton, tbe
counsel for the State treasurer, declined lo
deliver any argument, and on ihe 23d of July
Judge Willard rendered his decision In me
case, a decision which was entirely saiisfac
tory to ihe plaintiffs, aud which wiped cut
over $2,000,000 of the debt of the State. The
act ot Assembly under which the scrip was is?
sued was pronounced null and void, as con?
travening the clause of the Costitution of
the United States prohibiting the States lrom
issuing bills of credit; and the Injunction be?
fore granted against i he receipt of the scrip
lor taxes and toe Issuing ol lt was sustained,
and continued ot full force. The opinion of
Judge Willard concluded as follows : "Consld
erlnglheacl in its entire aspect, as wellaslis
Integral parts, lt ls olear that the Legislature in?
tended that the scrip should circulate as
money, and that for thia reaaou the provisions
of the act authorizing the ls jue ol' scrip are lu
conflict with the prohibitions of the Constitu?
tion ol the United Slates as to the emission of
bills ol credit by Slates. Tue act being uncon?
stitutional, lt is void. So fur as lt contem?
plates the Issue of revenue bond scrip lt is un?
important, therefore, to Inquire whether ihe
scrip that was actually issued was conformable
to, and authorized by, the act. The Injunc?
tion heretofore lesued must be continued uni iL
the final bearing and d?termination of the
It should be remarked, however, that an
appeal will undoubtedly be taken from this
decision to the full bench ot Ute Supreme
Court where, it is said, the Ring are confident
thal it will be reversed, and they are evidently
making their arrangements upon the strength
of this expectation.
TUE LUNATIC AST I. UM SUIT.
The next suit in order was that of Messrs.
T. J. and H. M. Glbsen, merchants of Colum?
bia, and W. B. Gulick, their assignee, against
the State treasurer to recover payment for a
large quantity of provisions and other sup?
plies lurnlsned to the State Lunatic A?jlum.
That Institution had long been in extremis for
want of funds; all the Inmates who could be
gotten rid of had beeu sent away, and lc ls
said that those who remained were compelled
occasionally to go without their dinner. The
lunatics were getting hungry, naked and des?
perate, Hie superintendent. Dr. J. F. Ensor,
was at his wit's end, qpd the State treasurer
in answer to all appeals placidly returned the
stereotyped reply, "No money in the treasury."
At one Hm? Governor Scott volunteered
to temporarily supply the necessities of
the institution out of his private fortune,
and this magnificent offer of the
kind-hearted Governor was telegraphed
allover ihe, country, much to bia credit, but
the promised aid never came from the Guber?
natorial purse, and the lunatics continued to
starve and to cast hungry and alarming looks
upon fleshy visitors ur passers Ly. Uuder
these circumstances Dr. Ensor obtained from
the Messrs. Gibson and other merchants of
Columbia supplies for the immediate necessi?
ties of the ayslum. and gave them warrants
upon the State treaeury drawn against the
legislative appropriations to secure their pay?
ment, and lt was upon these warrants that
the suit of the Messrs. Gibson was brought.
The points of the petition were os fallows:
First. An Injunction was asked lo restrain
the treasurer lrom paying any more certifi?
cates for mileage and per diem ot members;
because he had already gone far enough be?
yond the appropriation made, the appropria?
tion being for the deficit of 1870-71, $230,000,
and of 1871-72, $360,000, making $680,000, ?
the treasurer had paid by bis own shot
$935,423 77, being a payment beyond ihe
proprlation of $355,423 77.
Second. An Injunction was asked tbat
treasurer be restrained from paying any n
money towards public priming, lnasmucf.
tbe treasurer bad c'ready paid, according
bis own showing, $113.374 63 towards
object, when not one doi ?ar bad been leg
Third. An Injunction was a?ked to resti
the treasurer from paying anything towt
the printing of the teuth, eleventh, twel
thirteenth and fourteenth volumes of the ?
lutes at Large under the joint resolution
29th November, 1871, passed over the vet
the Governor, because there had been no I
fut appropriation therefor, and lt was agal
the constitution to delegate powers to any i
men of the State to make a contract, have
work done, and then appropriate out of
treasury Just what such two men might ch
to pay. it was estimated that this Job wo
cost, if permuted to go on, $300,000.
Fourth. An Injunction was asked that
treasurer be restrained from borrowing i
more money upon his notes as authorized
toe act of the 4th of March, 1872, and
Joint resolution of the 12th of March, 1872,
cause both act and rt solution are unconsi:
ttonal, having never been passed by a v
thirds vote, and being directly in vlolalioi
the seventh and fourteen sections of the ni
Art. of the Constitution of the State, direct!
In express terms, how money oaly can be t
Fifth. An Injunction was asked to restr
the treasurer from paying any of the no
already given for money borrowed ur
notes given by him amounting, according
hlB own showing, to $399,312 72, because th
bad been no appropriations made to pay :
same, and they could not be paid out of E
money then or thereafter to come Into i
treasurer's hands, unless there was aspee
un the 1st of"June. Judge Willard gre
ed a temporary Injunction restraining I
county treasurers irom paying any aral
orders or pay-certificates drawn or endors
by ihe Slate treasurer, and an order
the defendants lo'Show cause on the 1.
of July why . tho rest of the petition shot
not be granted. On the 10th of Ju
Treasurer Parker made a return In wh
he claimed lo bave paid out $500.000,
money for the legislative expenses of the 1
st-ssiou, and $350,000 in due-bills on the tre
ury. But even that amount of $850.000 i
not cover all, for lhere were untold numb
of pay-certlflcates and orders signed by Spei
er Moses and Lieutenant-Governor Banal
one of them being for the sum of $6000, wbi
had not been settled In any way, and wt
still outstanding. In addition to this, the pi
lie printing amounted to $450,000, the larg
part of which remained unpaid.'
The return was in general terms and ve
vague, although lt was ol' great length, andi
the 12th of Juiy the counsel for the plaint)
cook exceptions to it aa being inexplicit, ai
the conn, ordered tne treasurer to amend
On Ihe 10th ol Aughst, lase Saturday, Jud
Willard rendered along decision In the cai
occupying seven columns ol the Columtj
Phoenix, in which he decides that the actl
of the State treasurer in raising mcney up
promissory notes was unconstitutional ai
illegal, and he therefore continues In for
tue Injuor lion prayed by the complaint to i
strain thc treasurer from Issuing or payli
promissory notes or bills, a? charged in t
complaint, lt will now be Impossible for t
phil mills to get their money out of the Sta
treasury, and a personal action will therefo
be Immediately instituted against Parker ai
his sureties. The bond given by the treasur
lor the proper discharge of the duties of r.
office ls In ihe sum of ninety thousand di
lars, and has annexed to lt as sureties t!
names of Messrs. Denny, Siolbrand, Fra?
Moses, Crews und others.
CHARLESTON'S CASE AGAINST THE BLOB BIOI
The next snit was that of John M. Mack
lu the .Circuit Court,' before Judge Meltc
a**inat_ tiw? Rr?? *s**2*j^1]TOJUL.Cammi
ihe complaint In which alleges numerous m
applications and embezzlements of the funds
tue company, and prays, among other, thief
that >la receiver of the property und effects
the said corporation be appointed to collet
receive and take charge ot Bald property
the use and benefit of the stockholders ol sa
company." Tnls complaint was sustained I
a (lid avlis by John M. Mackay and Thomas
Steers, which contained a sweeping array
specific allegations of frauds, In whieb. Jobu
Patterson, Hardy Solomon, F. S. Jacobs, NU
G. Parker aud H. G. Worthington were Imp
caled. The complainant Invited ocher ore
ltors and bondholders of the roi
to come imo the suit as party plat
nil's, and on ihe 24th ol June tl
City of Charleston, through the city atiome
Mr. D. T. Corbin, came In as a plaintiff to tl
ex' eu t of Its $1,054.000 of stock. The case wi
to have come up for a hearing on thel3ih
July, but was at that time postponed on a
couut of the absence ot the defendants, wh
as well as ihe original plaintiff, were In Ne
York City, attempting.'lc was said, to mal
some compromise by which the suit might 1
withdrawn. Ii. did come up on the 6th or Jul;
before Judge Melton, upon a preliminary mi
Hon for au inj unction, and the appointment <
a temporary receiver. Messrs. McMaster an
LeCouuC appeared for Mackay; City Allome
D. I. Corbin for the Cily ot Charleston, an
Judge A. G. Magrath for private creditors, an
Messrs. Mellon and Clark lor me defendants.
Mr. Corbin appeared for the first lime bi
fore the court In behalf of the City of Charlei
lou, and asked and obtained leave to f urtht
amend ihe complaint, saying that there wei
some other audjieavy acts of rascality whlc
he wished to disclose.
The answer io the complaint was filed o
the Ti h ol' August, by John Patterson, but lt coi
lalned little more than a general denial 01 th
laois alleged in the. complaint. He denied a
the allegations ot fraud, and also that he ha
paid out one dollar of the scrip without
lawful consideration therefor. He avowe
that not a dollar of the scrip was given t
Worthington or to Hardy Solomon, or to an
one else. Parker, he claimed, held obllgatior
ol'the company so the amount of sometblo
over thirty-eight thousand, and the seri
given him was attempted to be accounted fe
lu that way.
On the 8th of August, Mr. Corbin's am?ne
ment s to the complaint being presented, Mi
McMaster, the counsel for Mackay, made an
argued a motion that Che amendment;
(which lt was Bald were made with a view c
rorclng the road Into bankruptcy,) be not a!
lo>ved", on tue ground of their being oppose
to Hie true interests of the stockholders. Mi
Corbin replied, defending his amendmenu
and tne court sustained him, or at least de
elded lhat lt was loo late to object to tb
amendments. The returns of Patterson an
the other d?tendants were read by counsel
aud, upon motion of ihe defendants, tb
funner hearing of the case was postponed Ul
to-day, the 15ih Instant, In order to allow then
to prepare counter affidavits.
THE BONDHOLDERS SUIT AGAINST CARDOZO.
The latest litigation ls the one brought afev
days ago before Judge Melton, In the Circu?
Court, by Messrs. Morton, Bliss A Co., ol Ne*
York, holders ot South Carolina bonds, agalns
Secretary of State F. L. Cardozo to compe
bim to allix tho seal ofjthe State to certaii
bonds In their possession. This suit h ai
already ufi'orded some remarkable revelation
of the secret history of Bing finances, ant
promises more. The only proceeding in tm
sulr, thus..jar, has been a motion, on the 8tt
i ns i ant, by the counsel for Messrs. Morton
Bliss A Co. for a writ of mandamus to compe
Cardozo lo seul certain bonds In their posses
sion, amounting to $180,000, and ihe return tx
the petition In which Cardozo alleges that thc
act ol' Assembly under which the right to con
vert the bonds is claimed ls unconstitutional
lhat Ihe bonds of Morton, Bliss & Co. weit
not issued pursuant lo law, and that the ven
Identical bonds have been already converted.
The case has already, however, produced s
perfect cro-s-tire ot correspondence beiweeo
the Radical officials, lu which ihe secrets ol
me financial charnel house aro rapidly leaking
out. On the Cth inetauc Secretary Cardozo
addressed a long letter to his counsel, Messrs.
C. D. Mellon and D. T. Corbin, which was pub?
lished In full In THE NEWS of the 10th Instant,
and which reveal some astonishing facts In
relation to the Beeret and iraudulent Issues of
bonds by the financial board in New York last
summer, and this has provoked the lively dis?
play of Indignant expletives from Governor
Scott which appears lo our columns thin
morning, and the equally excited letter of
Treasurer Parker referred to in our special
dispatches lrom Columbia yesterday.
THE WAR OF THE RAGES.
THE RIOT ON ?HE OOEECHEE.
Death of the Negro Desperado, Bailer
King-.Warrant? Iuned Against For?
ty of the Illoters-Farther Trouble
[BT SOUTHERN AND ATLANTIC TSXKJBAPBL J
SAVANNAH, August 14. ^
Up to HOOD to-day there has been a loll In
the hostilities on the Ogeecbee. Bailer Sing,
tbe negro who was wounded In the affray of
Monday aft e rn oo n, d I ed last night. Coroner
Sheftall, ol (bis city, went down this n <ming
to bold-an inquest, with a jory of citizens of
Savannah. It ls expected that there may be
some trouble at tbe Inquest. Warrants bave
been Issued for the arrest of more than forty
black desperadoes, wbo are known as leaders
in the disturbance. The officers entrusted
with the warrants are men noted for courage
and determination, and within the next tew
hours some lively skirmishing may.be expect?
ed among tbe dusky warrion of the Ogeechee.
The Riot Incited by H ad leal Incendia?
ries-The Sacking of Mr. O'Bryan'i
Rc ?Ule nee.
The Savannah News of yesterday furnishes
the following additional particulars of the dis?
orders of Monday and Monday night :
We have seen Mr. McLeod King, the J artice
of the peace for the Seventh District, and sev?
eral gentlemen from the Ogeecbee, wons*
statements give a much more serious aspect
to the state of affairs in that negro-ridden Sec?
tio a. It wonld appear, from all we can
gather,-that the ltsae made by the out?
laws ls a part of a well concocted scheme In tbe
Interests of the Radical party, and undoubtedly
originated with Richard W. White and his' ne?
gro and white allies In this city, for tbe purpose
of influencing the ensuing political campaign
and carrying the county for Grant. A number
of these demagogues have been on the Ogee
chee recently haranguing the blacks, arid the
result bas been that- they have refused to do
road duty, and have been very Insolent to the
whites. The fact that they have already
threatened with death any man who should
vote lor Greeley shows that their advisers are
men much belter posted in politics than them?
selves. This spirit of. violence haa been so
manifest that those who bave large iDteresta
at stake lo the section threatened have-pre- .
ferred to be robbed with Impunity rather than
to give any cause for a negro outbreak by
seeking their redress by law. -
Mr. King, soon after the capture of .the consta?
bles, was advised by friendly negroes to seek .
safety in flight, as the outlaws bad threatened
his Hie. His men saddled his horse and told
him at once to go1 Into Bryan doubly beyond
their reach. Mr. King was very loath to take : -
ibis course, but knowing that his staying
wonld cause the lives of some of these deeps
radons, and as au officer of the law he wished
for peace; concluded to leave.-t His entire"
household goods were removed and secreted
by his people.. Stopping in Bryan . County
during the night with a friend be found that
ihe erneute which bad Just taken place in
Chatham bad been hourty expected, -as the
negroes bad predicted it for some time pre?
vious. Taking tbe Gulf train Mr. BL arrived
in this city last evening. From a person who -
came along the road we. .learn the following
particulars o? tbe sacking ol Mr. O'? ry au's
During the night the negroes visited the
store of Mr. O'Bryan, who had bad the warrant
issued, and demanded admittance. Mrs.
O'Bryau prevailed upon ber husband to T??
malo In bed, while she went to the door. On
opening lt, she wats confronted by a band of
negroes armed with shotguns and.muskets,
who violently pushed ber aside and entered
the store. A party went Into the bedroom and
attacked Mr. O'Bryan, cutting him in several
places. The gang then completely sacked Ute
? ' ? ? - - - I-- --w.?---*.-.- ...>. * eestrsttslsi _
leaving the place a total wreck. Not enangu
was left to get a breakfast for the family In the
morning, and they had to beg of the negroes
In the neighborhood a sufficiency for a scanty -
meal. Eye witnesses state that the scene at
this place 18 truly heartrending.
At Mr. C. T. ? Chapman's 'about ten miles
from the city, the negroes picketed,tbe road
all night, using the most denunciatory lan?
guage towards the whites,
The negro who was shot by Otterman Is the
same one who was engaged in the Ogeecbee
Presidential riot in 1868, and who, while un
aer arrest In this city, escaped from the offi?
cer In charge.
The state of affairs demand the prompt at?
tention of the county and Stale authorities,
and decisive steps should at once be taken to
show these Ignorant and deluded people that
the laws must be respected by blacks as well
aa by whites. No half way measures will do;
the stern arm of the military as well aa of the
civil authorities should teach them the lesson.
The Interests ot the law-abiding people are
paramount lo the lives ot lawless mee.
-The Springfield Republican says that John
Brown, Jr., son ot old John Brown, ot Har?
per's Ferry, ls for Greeley.
-The Republicans In Central New York are
deserting Grant and coming out for Greeley la
-William H. West, supreme judge of Onto,
a Republican for many years, says he shall
vote for Greeley and advise all his friends ta
-The latest agony of the despairing Radi?
cal orators ls that li Greeley ls elected the
Booth will rise In rebellion and re-establish the
Confederacy. , . ,.?. .
-It ls suggested that Secretary-Bo ut we ll
be engaged an the leading speaker of . the oan
vass by the National Liberal Republican com?
mittee, with the stipulation mat be shall
always repeat that North Carolina speech.
-The administration papers state me cam?
paign In Iowa Is growing warm. The stam?
pede of the Republicana to Greeley in tbat
State ls so great mat lhere ls a possibility of
wiping out Grant's majority of 46,000 in 1868 1
-Senator Doolittle addressed a' large meet?
ing at Belfast, Me., on Friday. Mr. Doodttle
bas finished his campaigning tn the Bute, and
coes directly io Wisconsin to resume his
-The Grant party have three cardinal prin?
ciples- addltiou, division aod silence. The
developments In North Carolina and. certain
aecret negotiations with Tweed adds another
-Senator Bice, of Arkansas, writes Mr.
Sumner that a large proportion of the negro
voters in bia State will follow the advice of
the Massachusetts senator In the coming cam?
paign. Mr. Rice la confident that Arkansas
will go lor Greeley and Brown by a large ma
-Five thousaod people attended the recent
Greeley and Brown ratification meeting at
Humboldt, Kansas. The south-West of thst
place is authority for the statement that more
iban three hundred wagon-loads of people
came In from the surrounding country.
Speeches weie made by the Hon. H. J. Par?
r?n, ex-Governor Robinson, ex-Senator Boss
-The following generale la the Union army
during our late civil war support Greeley and
Brown: Hooker, Hancock, McCleruaud, Kil?
patrick, Pleasanton, F. P. Blair, Ward. Wiley,
Burns, Whitely, Buell, Moore, Hazen, Haskell,
Banks, Slocum, Mason, Burbridge,* Sch?re,
Steadman, Morgan, Heath, McClellan, Ban?
ning, Tuttle and Slack.
-advices received here from illinois repre?
sent that Senator Trumbull ls laboring day
and night to divide the Republican vote la
that State, and that he ls meeting with great
success. He says he will make upwarda ot
one hundred speeches during the campaign
Governor Palmer ia co-operating wita him,
and able asaiatance is found in all parts or me
Stale. General Logau ls charged with me
task of undoing the work ci tlie Mostly
publicans, and neglect of this duly causes
much dlesatl?faction among members of the
Congressional committee, /he work of disin?
tegration bas proceeded so far that Idlnola ll
put down as a very doubiful State tor Grant
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON". August 14.
i Variable southerly and easterly winds on tba
South Atlantic, with partly o.eudy weather
and falling barometer.
-The Delaware .State Democratic Conven?
tion yesterday puiMorward an electoral ticket,
and nominated Castus W. Wright lor Con*
gress, but took no action regarding Greeley* '