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VCLUME IX.-NUMBER 1967
CHARLESTON WEDNESDAY MORNING, MAY 1, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
GLANCES OVER THE FIELD.
A CALM AND THOUGHTFUL EXPOSI?
TION OF THE POLITICAL SITUATION.
The Bolt irom ?he Bolt-An Ex-Bourbon
Interviewed-What the Iionlirllle
Convention will Bring- Forth-How
' the Radicals Expect to Elect Grant
The Liberal Republican and Demo
oralle Views ortho Situation.
[FROM OUR OWN CORRESPUttORNT.]
NEW YORE, August 13.
Walking down Beekman street the other
day, I encountered an acquaintance who has
been prominent in the Louisville Convention
Democratic bolting movement. He was one
' of those who went to Baltimore last month
and participated in the gathering at the Mary?
land Institute, and since then I have heard of
him as talking very confidently of the success
which woBld attend the nomination of a
straight ticket. He bad even said that his
friend Van Allen, the secretary of the so-called
national cinmlttee, was In the receipt of
hundreds of letters from all parts of the Union
promising aid to the bolt, and that Duncan
and Van Allen estimated that their straight
ticket would get five hundred thousand D?mo?
I hailed this Bourbon, as I say, on Beek?
man street, and securing him by the button
hole, asked him to tall me all about the pro -
gressofthe "great movement."
"I think lt has about gone up," he answer
- " Wb y, what is the matter; don't the Democ?
racy respond with the requisite enthusiasm ?"
"Hav'nt yon noticed that the Day Book bas
gone for Greeley?" be asked. "You se?,"
continued he,"the straight/movement was got
up In the Day Book oitice. The people on that
paper and some of their;outside friends wrote
the call, hired the Maryland Institute and ran
the convention; and I hear, toe, tu ey have hal
to pay all the expenses, for most of the ^dele?
gates'were a shabby lot, and would not, and
probably could not, contribute a cent. Well,
In spite of the loud boasts made by Blanton
Duncan, the thing has lallen still-born. They j
have not been able to get a single Democrat |
of any prominence to join them. I know that
they wrote to John Quincy Adam*, Dan Voor
hees and some others who were supposed to
be dead against Greeley, but they have not j
even received answers to their letters from
"The defection of the Day Book must have'
been a serlo us blow, then ?"
"It was like taking; me linchpin ont; the
wheels came off, and we are all tumbled to the
ground. The Day Book could not stand the
pressure irom the Sooth, where, you know, lt
has a large circulation. It was overwhelmed
with letters from Ita subscribers imploring lt
to help save them from four years more of |
"Do you think the bolt will fizzle out,
..Substantially lt ls a failure. Because the.
Day Book, Judge Flanders and Chauncey
Burr, two of Ita chief promoters, have aban?
doned it, and there ls nobody else of conse?
quence around here that sticks. Van Allen is
a good-natured fellow, but he Is as visionary
aa Daniel Pratt. He deselved me about the
strength of the movement. He let his hopes
ron away with his tongue. I believe, though,
the Louisville Convention will be held."
"Who do yon suppose will be there ?"
'.Blanton Duncan, of course. He ls making J
a little notoriety out of the affair, and I have
no donbt he has got or can get what money
< he requires from the Grant managers to pay
the expenses of the convention. The Grant j
papers and the Grant committee at Washing?
tonare giving him all the help they can. J.
M. Edmunds, the Republican postmaster of]
Washington, and secretary of the Grant con?
gressional campaign committee, is sending'
out printed copies of the call for the LouU
vlUe Convention. He sends them to postmas?
ters with the request to have them distributed |
among Democrats lo their neighborhoods.
Besides Duncan, 1 suspect there will be pres?
ent at the convention Sam Bayard, of Dela?
ware; Corry, the editor of the Cincinnati Com?
moner; Congressman Davis, of West Virginia,
and perhaps some Georgians-nobody else ol'
note. The bolt seems to have had more in?
fluence in Georgia than anywhere else, but I
dojft think lt amounts to much even there."
u Who do you think they will nominate ?"
"They can't get a decent man to stand, I
tell you. Suppose they should take Governor
Wise. He ls utterly without strength. They |
might just aa well nominate Mosby. I have
heard it suggested th it the better plan would
be to nominate John Quincy Adams and Han?
cock, and mn them whether they accepted or
not, so that it could be said that there was a
'real Democratic ticket' in the field. The
bolters do not expect to elect their ticket.
They want to defeat Greeley. I think lt pro?
bable that when election day comes they will
not fool with any straight ticket, but vote di?
rect for Grant."
"Thank you, my friend, for all this Informa-1
tion ; now tell me how you are going to vote |
"Hum. (Scratching his no3e.) Well, this
ls a choice of evils yon see. I don't like
Greeley and I hate Grant. But if Greeley goes j
Into office he will be surrounded by my politi?
cal friends, and if Grant goes in he will be j
surrounded by my political foes. I suppose I
will have to swallow Greeley. But the situa?
tion Is torced upon me. I did not make it,
and I wash my hands of the consequences if |
anything goes wrong."
Since I interviewed this Bourbon (who
has learned something) I have been taken
lalo the confidence of a strong Radical
politician, who, for some unaccountable rea?
son, supposes I am lukewarm for the wood;
Chopper. I asked him on what he based bis
belief that Grant will be re-elected.
"I have four good reasons for believing it," j
he replied, confidentially. "First, there are j
two hundred thousand office-holders in the
Union, who are an active, organized body,
spreading into every town and village in the
country, and who are fighting lor their places.
This organization alone ls worth a hundred of ]
your national committees tor real, telling
work. Second, we expect a great deal to
come out of the Louisville Convention. There
is a great, quiet undercurrent ot Democratic
disgust with Greeley, and a straight nomina?
tion will glye lt shape and development.
Third, in October we shall have some astound?
ing revelations to make about Greeley, which
we are getting out of the rebel archives. We
expect they will produce a reaction among the
Republicans. Fourth: Look here ! You might
as well know it ! Do you think Tammany has
learned us how to count, and we will not take
advantage of the lesson ? We shall count just
wherever it ls necessary, and just as much as
necessary. My boy, If you have any money to
bet, don't bet lt on Horace."
So mnch for the Badical view of the situa
tjOD. Lot me add the result of my inquiries
[Tor opinons at the Democratic and Liberal
' Republican headquarters. At the latter they
show stacks of letters from every Northern
State, any one letter of wblcb when opened
reveals the names of Republicans by tens,
scores and hundreds, who have abandoned
Grant for Greeley. Tae defection In the Re?
publican ranks bas gone so far that the Libe?
ral committee actually entertain hopes of car?
rying Vermont and Iowa-heretofore the two
strongest Radical States (excepting South
Carolina) In the Union. A Tribune estimate
gives Iowa to Greeley by seven thousand ma?
jority. This 1B charged to the German detec?
tion. The Germans hold the balance of power
In Iowa, and have gone over en masse to
Greeley. In Vermont the Liberal movement
ls spreading like prairie fire. In some towns
there is hardly a Grant man left besides the
postmaster. If such things be in Iowa and
Vermont, what may we not expect of less
Radicalized States ?
A Democratic committeeman put the situa?
tion in figures thus and briefly: "We want
184 electoral votes to win. The following,
any candid opponent will admit, are sure
Democratic States: _
New Jersey. 9
West Virginia. 6
Total of certain Dem. States.. .110
Add New York.. 35
Total for Greeley.189
"The three last States we shall carry with?
out a doubt New York ls Democratic any?
how. The Liberal Republican movement j
helpa lt to be more so. The Hartranit nomi?
nation and Forney's defection secures us
Pennsylvania. We need but a change of four
thousand five hundred votes at the most in
Indiana, and George W. Julian is worth twice
By this showing, Greeley can be elected
without the aid of Illinois, New Hampshire,
Connecticut, California, Louisiana and other
States, wbere the Liberal Republican move?
ment is strong, and where Greeley Blands, at |
least, equal chances with Grant NTI?.
_ RIOTS IN IRELAND.
Catholic Protections Attacked bjr the
LONDON-, August 16.
The passage of the repeal of the party proc?s- ]
sion act was generally celebrated throughout |
Ireland yesterday by the Roman Catholics,
and In some places there was disorder. At Bel?
fast while the procession was passlog through
the streets, it was stoned by a large crowd of
persons. The procession returned the attack,
and a scene of terrible excitement ensued.
The rioters were finally dispersed by the
police; not, however, until one man bad been
shot Sllgnt disturbances occurred In Dublin,
and several persons were wounded. There
was no disorder In Londonderry.
RADICAL O AO-LA ?'..
Mixed Meeting Reface* to Hear a
Colored Supporter of Greclry.
NEW TORE, August 16.
The debate between Saunders and Garnett,
both colored, advocating respectively Greeley
and Grant, look place at the Cooper Institute,
last night There was a large mixed audience,
and much contusion and Ill-feeling were mani?
fested towards the champion of Greeley. The
meeting broke up almost In a row.
THE BOOT ON THE OTHER LEO.
John Ball Presents HJs Little Bill.
NEW YORE, August 16.
A Washington dispatch stales that claims
aggregating one hundred and seventeen mil?
lion five hundred thousand dollars have been
filed before the mixed American and Eogllsh
commission, from British sources, for dam?
ages sustained by the seizure and confiscation
of blockade runners and their cargoes during
the rebellion by the American Government
A HAMPA GBO VS BHINOCEBOS.
Caicioo, August 16.
A rhinoceros belonging to a circus escaped
at Monroe, III., killing two men and knocking
down the tent polls and seats, and causing
several dislocations ol tbe arms ot spectators.
The cages of the other animals were capsized,
and the rhinoceros was finally captured after
doing three thousand dollars' worth ot
THE GENEVA TRIBUNAL.
GENEVA, August 16.
The arbitration board has adjourned till
Monday. Stoempfl, the Swiss arbitrator, to?
day said he hoped that all the 'cork of the
board would be finished In three weeks.
A dispatch Bays the American representa?
tives before the board of arbitration antici?
pate the recovery of damages to a large
amount from England. Many consider the
presence of Mr. Cohen In Geneva as favorable
to such a result of the arbitration. It Is also
stated tbat the Americans have decided to
require the nomination of a board of assessors
should a gross sum not be awarded by the tri?
SPARKS FROX THE WIRES.
-Secretary Fish is said to be too ill to re?
turn to Washington at present
-All the yellow fever patients on the frigate
Numancla, save two, are convalescent.
-The brig Ssa Bird has arrived at New
York trom Maracaibo with yellow fever.
-Joe Jefferson is in Ballimore. His sight
ls entirely restored.
-The President went to Long Branch last
night. He is not expected to go to Chatta?
-The commencement ol the race season at
Saratoga ia postponed to-day on account of
the rain yesterday.
-It ls denied that the civil and criminal
suits again st "Boss" Tweed and Sweeney have
-It rained heavily in Washington yester?
day, and severe storms are reported in the
-The choice of the Radicals In Camdnn
eeems to lie between Judge Melton and Speak?
er Moses for Governor.
-The Republicans of Chester have elected
T. J. Mackey, B. G. Yocum and John Lilly
delegates to the Stale convention.
-The city election In Greenville for mayor
and aldermen takes place on the 9th ol Sep?
tember. Three hundred and thirty-eight white
and two hundred and thirty-six colored voters
-Tho Republican county convention of
Kershaw County met In the courthouse last
Saturday evening, and elected Allison Hough,
Reuben Gaither and Frank Carter, delegates
to the State and Congressional conventions.
-A Greeley campaign club was formed In
Waxhaw settlement Lancaster County, com?
posed of eighteen intelligent colored men.
These men signed a written pledge that they
never would vote for a Radical Republican
-The Republican county convention of
York County was held In Yorkvllie last Mon
day evening, and nominated Hannibal White,
colored, tor State senator; B. F. Briggs and
Nelson Davies, colored, for representatives; B.
L. Cook for sheriff; J. F. Wallace for clerk ol
court, and S. Hall for probate judge.
HIS LAST DYING SPEECH AND CON?
...Yon Lie, Villain, you Lie"-A. New
Fraud Unearthed-Tbe Sealing Busi?
ness-Governor Scott's Heart's Blood
A Poetical Peroration.
STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA,
OFFICE SECRETARY OF STATE,
COLOMBIA, S. C., Aug. 14.1872.
To his Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor of
South Carolina, and Hon. Niles G. Par?
ker, State Treasurer.
SIRS-I have carefully read your replies to
my letter to my attorneys, whlcb appeared In
the Phoenix, of Friday, the 9th inst., and will
now answer them. I will first notice what you
are pleased to term "the evil spirit which
prompted the publication" ot my letter. I
deemed it a public duty, though exceedingly
painful and unpleasant, to give my attorneys
and the public all the information lu my
possession, to prevent, if possible, the fur?
ther Issue ot bonds, and thereby Increase the
debt of the Slate. My only regret Is that I
was not In a position to matte these facts pub?
lic two years earlier. I have no doubt what?
ever that it Is quite Impossible for either cf
you to understand how any person can be
influenced by a sense of public duty. That the
public may more dearly understand our re?
spective duties in regard to the honda, I will
state that, by the laws of this Slate, three
officers are required to prepare bonds. The
Governor slgus, the treasurer countersign*
and the secretary of State seals. This duty ls
purely ministerial. After they are thus pre
Sared, the financial board (composed of the
overnor, tho treasurer and the attorney
general) take possession of the bonds and sell
or hypothecate them, and order the disburse?
ment of the moneys arising fro ja such sales or
hypothecations. It will he ut once observed
tbat my duty, as secretary ot State, la simply
ministerial. I am concerned In the prepara?
tion ot bonds only, and have nothing wnatever
to do with the sales or moneys resulting from
The Governor and treasurer have studiously,
meanly and with a malicious cowardice, char?
acteristic of them, endeavored to implicate
me \a the responsibility which attach?e to
them as individuals and members of the finan?
cial board exclusively, for the Issue and sale
of bonds. This ls evident from the whole
tenor ot both of their letters. A more detailed
account of the manner aud the circumstances
under which tbe "sterling loan bonds" were
sealed will fully Illustrate and explain this.
The Governor, the treasurer and myself had
resolved to prepare the ^sterling loan bonds."
Tbe treasurer Inlormed me that his Excellen?
cy had authorized his name to be printed on
the bonds in New York, and tbat be himself
(the treasurer) required lo go to New York,
and would be abseut all summer. (The reason
of his absence can be seen by reference to
pages 614 and 515 of the -'Repot U and Resolu?
tions." 1871-72, where lt will be noticed that
$201,816 61 bad been loaned to the Blue Ridge
Railroad,and $203,000 used to redeem old bonds
not only without authority of law, but In posi?
tive violation thereof, Inasmuch as this money
had been appropriated for the Lunatic Asy?
lum, the Deaf and Dumb Asylum, th schools,,
the penitentiary, and the salaries ul officers,
and he dared not remain and witt and the
indignant remonstrances of those men whose
rightful moneys had been thus diverted-to
use his Excellency's mild term? No wonder,
then, that lt became' necessary to levy two
taxes for one fiscal year-see Stat., vol. 14, p.
706, and 15, p. 293-the one to meet the regu?
lar appropriations, the other to oover up their
irregular and uuwarranted expenditures I )
But to return IQ the subject. I myself was
absent from Columbia that summer, having
taken up my residence on Sullivan's Island,
for the benefit of my lamlly. I told the treas- I
urer, however, that ? would authorize my :
clerk to seal the bonds before I left, and
that his cleric could deliver them to mioA. <
when they came. They were so delivered, i
generally In the afternoon, alter the arrival of
the Northern train. They were sealed by my '
clerk at his house, lt being after office hours, :
and because (hey were required to be re- ?
turned immediately to the treasurer's clerk,
that they might be sent back to New York by <
the next mail. If there ls anything Burreptl- i
tious In that, lt ls the first time that I have i
heard so ridiculous and nonsensical a charge.
What were the reasons that Induced his bx- i
ce ll en cy to send the comptroller-general io
New York lo obtain possession of these bonds,
ls certainly more ihan I know. He, doubtless,
possessed some of that peculiar Information,
referred to In my last letter, as the absolute
and exclusive prerogative of the Financial
Board. Nor can I see what relevancy that
statement has tome and my action. I fear
that his Excellency slyly took advantage of
that chance of attempting to elevate, himself
In tbo eyes ol the public, by parading hlq usual
Pickwickian policy ot letter-writing, ostrich?
like, burying his head In Ibe sand, unmindful
of his protruding body-a policy .which de?
ceives nobody who knows him, especially the
bunters on his trail.
I will now notice what you say about ray
taklnz the seal to New York. Io May, 1871,
Immediately after the adjournment of the
Taxpayers' Convention, the financial agent
requested me, In the presence of the attorney
general and several others, lo seal the sterl?
ing loan bonds In New York, as your Excel
lencv's name was to be printed on them lhere
by your special order, and Mr. Parker, for
the reasons before slated, was to sign them
lhere. The proposition seemed to me exceed?
ing Inappropriate, and I promptly declined to
do so, but not before asklug the attorney
general If such a thing were legal, to which
ne replied that there was nothing Illegal in lt,
and tne propriety of lt must be judged by the
circumstances. I thought and still think that
his Excellency was present. He says he was
not. We will concede this point to him, es?
pecially as lt does pot make a particle of dif?
ference, as will be Been hereafter. I Insisted
that the sterling loan bonds should be Bent lo
me here, and they were sent and sealed here.
In October, five months alter, when the
treasurer entreated me to seal a small amount
of bouda, in order to save a very large amount
that would otherwise be sacrificed, I yielded
conditionally, viz: that I would see and judge
for myself of the emergency. I therefore
took the seal wiih me to New York, having, as
I said before, the verbal opinion ot ibe attor?
ney-general tbat it was not illegal, and whom
I did not have time lo obtain a written opin?
ion from, and leeling lt entirely unnecessary
io do so, lor In all my official and personal
communications with the attorney-general I
have always found him a gentleman o? the
When I went to New York I stopped at the
same hotel with his Excellency, in order to
better observe the situation, and govern my?
self accordingly. Gu this occaslou I had de?
termined not to seal beiore his Excellency
had agreed to sign, though neither law nor
custom required me to do. so; lt was simoly a
matter of convenience, notwithstanding his
Excellency's studied attempt to make lt ap?
I do not desire to enter into a detailed ac?
count of what I saw in New York, and I hope
it will not be necessary. Suffice lt to say,
that after refusing for more than a week lo
eL'u the bondi required, and swearing, by all
that was supernal and Infernal, thai if lie sign?
ed them he would do it.only wiih his heart's
b'ood, his Excellency sat down one morning,
after a protracted interview with the financial
agent, and elgned them in good black ink.
After his Excellency had Bigoed them, I look
up the bottle of lok and asked him if that was
bis "heart's blood." He Bald, with a smile
"that was childlike and bland," that he had
further "Hunt" on the subject. No doubt !
Alter his" Excellency hud agreed to sign, I
resolved to sea}. I then told his Excellency
that I had the seal with me and had resolved
to seal. He said that he was surprised; ir he
were, it certainly was not visible. He also says
tbat be severely reprimanded me for bringing
the Beal to New York. Thia ls false. Con?
scious, from experience, that his Excellency
bas one ol' those peculiarly forgetful memo?
ries, that are very convenient to their posses?
sors when they desire to extricate themselves
from a difficult position, I did not content
myself with bis verbal assurances, as lu the
case of the attorney-general, but required him
to write a letter authorizing me to produce
the seal before I would use it, and he wrote
the letter which he acknowledges.
Whatever responsibility attaches to taking
my seal to New York, I am ready to bear,
leeling justified by the circumstances as repre?
sented. But his Excellency must manfully
bear his also, and not try to shirk it; for I .
placed lt in his power to pr? vent It, if he would
not first give me the required letter referred
to. The fact of the matter ls Ma Excellency
shows both the weakness o? his defence and
the narrowness of his own mind by trying to
evade the real point at Issue, me question ls
not who prepared the bonds, whether he
signed before I seated, or viceversa, but what
was done with them after they were thus pre?
pared? If his Excellency condescends to
"rise to explain" to the public, 1 apprehend
they would be much more satisfied with a
minute and detailed account of the manner In
which the bonds were disposed of and the
various uses to which the moneys have been
applied. Such painfully Interesting Items, for
instance, as these: By what authority of law
could he, as chairman of the financial board
and Mr. Parker, as a member and treasurer,'
take the taxes or the proceeds ot the sales of
bonds and lend them to the Blue Ridge Ball
road Company, redeem old bonds, as above re?
ferred to, and accommodate their friends, and
charge lt to "Imaginary funds?"
His Excellency states thattherels$500,000 ol
bonda In the hands of the American Bank
Note Company, which were returned to them
last November to be cancelled, and that they
have been sealed. It may be so, but I don't
believe it. But If sealed, they were sealed be?
fore that lime; but I will give my reasons for
doubting the statement. They can't be "star?
ing loan bonds," for they were cancelled. They
can't be "conversion bonds," for ii they were
be would have much rather had them brought
back here than take me Into court. They
can't be any other kind of bonds, for they have
all been sold or forfeited long Blnce, the
treasurer tells nae.
I remember distinctly that there were $2,
000,000 ol' bonds for the iundlag of the interest
sealed; $1,000,000 were flrstftealed, and then
they were declared to be af- mia-prlni ; and a
second million prepared to-substitute them
and sent forward, but only a half million was
returned, and the other half million was de?
clared to be hypothecated and unobtainable,
and I suppose they have been Bold long ago.
Then was the construction invented that these
laws did not mean that a certain amount
of bonds should be issued, but that a certain
amount o( mousy should be raised on an In
d?duite amount of bonds. This construction
may be correct according to tue letter, but
certainly not according to their spirit and the
trueintent ot the framers.
The reference, in ;rIC ?ase paragraph ot his
Excellency's letter, to those who are now
endeavoring lo reiorm and purity the party,
asserting that they are themselves venal and
responsible tor tho diversion ot money, carries
its. own refutad <n with lbj so tar os the state?
ment applies to me; for,' if there were anv
such facts, his Excellency would certainly
produce them. We could'trust to his mali?
cious Ingenuity and anxiety to involve every?
body else iq his own just retribution, to pro?
duce any facts from the treasurer's books to
prove bis assertions.
With regard to Mr. Parker's letter, I have
but one word to Bay. IIB reasoning is too
ridiculous to require serious consid?ration,
and its assertions are palpable falsehoods.
Where be questions my veracity, I leave it
simply to the people of South Carolina to
judge between us. . u
I would say, as an act of simple justice to
the Governor, that he has rc slated the signing
of bonds-all he was able, perhaps. (?) I
haye seen bim rave, swear and threaten to
shoot somebody, and then cry, and then sign.
In conclusion, I would Bay to both ot these
gentlemen, In the language or the poet:
"Plot on thy little hoar and skein
On skein wave the vain meshes
Upon which tny subtle souls
Brood an their venom;
Lo I before, behind, around thee,
Like an armament of cloud,
The blact rate labora onward."
I have the honor to be, very respectfully,
ic, F. L. CARDO zo,
Secretary ol S',ate S. C.
-The Chicago Tribune expresses Ihe opinion
that luliy four-fifths of the German vote of
Illinois will be cast tor Greeley and Koerner.
-Judge Hancock, chairman of the Grant
committee ?t MMBtptilBA-T-ennesMM?, has- re?
signed and will support Greeley.
-At the Conservative Convention of the
Richmond District, on Wednesday, Mr. Geo.
D. Wise, at present commonwealth attorney,
from the city, was nominated for Congress.
-Secretary Bout wei I will deliver several
campaign speeches In Pennsylvania next
month. He might as well save himself the
-Colonel W. R. Myers, of Charlotte. North
Carolina, who entertained Secretary Both?
well when In that plaoe on his recent slump?
ing lour, has now repudiated Grant and de?
clared his Intention to vote for Greeley
-The Atlanta correspondent ot the Savan?
nah Republican writes that Messrs. Toomba
and Stephens will take no part in thu dis?
organizing movement of the "straight-outers,"
but preserve "a'masterly Inactivity" In re?
lation to tho Democratic nominees, whom
they preter not to support, and have decided
no longer to oppose.
-The secretary of the Liberal Republican
State committee ol Ohio writes from Colum?
bus as follows: "Our people think we shall
wrry the State. A letter from a well inform?
ed German In Cleveland says seventy-five per
cent, ot the German Republican element is,
with ns. and that there are three thousand
Liberal Republicans la Cuyahoga County.
-The German Democratic Union general
committee held a special meeiing lu New
York on Tuesday evening, t.o form a commit?
tee of arrangements for ? demonstration to
ruiify tho nomination of Greeley and Brown
jointly with the Tammany general oommittee.
A communication of the Tammany general
committee on the subject was read and a res?
olution passed to form a committee of one
from each ward delegation. The committee
-Mr. Goodloe, of North Carolina, a mem?
ber of the Liberal national committee, says
that the^e is no doubt but that the North
Carolina Legislature will award the guber?
natorial chair to Mr. Merri mon, at ita meeting
on the third Monday in November, as evi?
dence of fraud and Illegal voling sufficient has
been collected to destroy Caldwell's alleged
majority. He states that numbers ot colored
men from other states were registered and
voted like cattle, and ibat they came in the
State via the Diemal Swamp canal.
-Ex-Governor John C. Edwards, of Mis?
souri, now nearly eighty years or age, and an
ultra Democrat, has written a letter to Colonel
Peter Saxe, ol California, which gives a most
sensible view of the situation. He says: "I
am against ali banka, all monopolies, all sub?
sidies, any and all tariffs, high salaries and
heavy fee bills, and in favor of direct taxa?
tion. With all this. 1 have no trouble In sup?
porting Greeley. In a desperate fight, we
should pick up the best club to beat our ene?
mies over the head."
-A special dispatch irom Washington to
the Traveller says that Mr. Greeley has written
the following to one oi his political friends in
BRADFORD, N. H., August 13.
Bear Judge-Yonra of the 3d rinds me here.
The news ii om North Carolina did not justify
the first reports, bul if we work hard I am
sure we will carry lt In November. We Rhall
carry New Hampshire, Oonneo'.lcur.,New York
and Mow Jersey. This ls the extent ci our
work In the East. The rest will have to be
done lu the South and West. Yours very
truly, HORACE GREELET.
ME. GREELEY'S PROGRESS.
AUGUSTA, MAINE, August 16.
Mr. Greeley U ut Portsmouth, and leaves
this afternoon for Rye Beach.
TJIE COMING WAR WITH BRAZIL
LISBON, August 1G.
The mail steamer from Rio de Janerio with
advices to the 24th ult. arrived here to-day.
When the steamer left, Geueral Mllre, the
special envoy from the Argentine Confedera?
tion to Brazil and the Emperor Don Pedro,
were still enuaned in negotiations lor the set?
tlement of the differences between the two
nations, but without any apparent result, lu
the meanwhile, there ls fresh activity in the
military and naval arsenals of both powers, as
war ls looked upon ascertain should General
Mitre's mission prove unsuccessful.
WENDELL PHILLIPS COMES OUT FOR
BOSTON, AugnBt 16.
In reply to a note from a number of colored
citizens to Wendell Phillips, inviting him to
addre.-s them on the political Issues of the day,
Phillips declines to speak, but gives his views
In a long letter, In which he favors Grant for
President In preference to Greeley, alt hough
be agrees with Sumner in regard to the San
THE K?-KL?X CRUSADE.
A SAMPLE OF THE WAR UPON THE
Deputy Hubbard and a Troop of Caval?
ry Raiding upon Women and Chil?
dren In Cheater.
Deputy TJulled States Marshal John Hub?
bard has been raiding through Chester Coun?
ty In eearen o? imaginary Ku-Klux and sub?
stantial fees and mileage, and distinguishing
himself by insulting women and abusing lit?
tle children, whom he dragged from their
cradles aud trundle beds on pretence of look?
lng lor Eu-Eluz. At the house of a Mrs. Fer?
ris, near Turkey Creek, the door was violently
burst open and the lock broken, while the
lady herself was offering him the key
and begging him not to break In the door.
Another place visited was the plantation of
William Carter, which is rented by two young
men, Calvin Chalk and George Carter. Both
of these men were absent irom home on the
night o? the raid. Their house waa broken Into
and searched; and when they returned home
in the morning they found that seven quilt*,
lour counterpanes, three pairs of pantaloons
and three vests had been stolen aod carried
off. As a supporting force to the expedition,
Hubbard had along Columbus Craolord, Giles
Good and Bili Palmer, three of the most no?
toriously Infamoua and lawless negroes in the
country. Altey they were relieved from duty
on Wednesday morning, and while they were
returning home, they took occasion to call at
the house of Mrs. Press Estes, whom they In?
sulted aod threatened with their loaded goos.
From here they passed to the residence of Mr.
E. B. B?hlas, and, that gentleman beirg away
from home, they attempted to go into his yard.
When ordered by his daughter not to do so,
they insulted her and levelled t&etr guns at
A detachment Of cavalry, under command
Of Lieutenant E. S. Godfrey, was assisting the
doughty marshal on this raid, and the Caester
Reporter, which publishes toe above details,
adds: ' Ia justice to Lieutenant E. S. God
trey, who was In command ot the cavalry,
and whom we know and respect as a gentle?
man, we are assured by our Informants that
the soldiers had nothing to do with the break?
ing open of doors, throwing sick children
about, ?c. Lieutenant Godlrey, we are sure,
would neither do anything of this kind him?
self nor would he suffer it to be done by any
ono under his command. Hubbard was in
command of this expedition-the cavalry were
only along so as to give the civil authorities
assistance in oase any should be needed-and
upon Hubbard rests the whole responsibility
AFFAIRS IN COLUMBIA.
A Row In the Radical County Conven?
tion-The [Legislative Nominees a
"Scrubby" Set-Delaying tne Hang?
ing of Two Murderer!-Bleeping an
Bye on the Ring Thieves-Patterson
Stock Rising -The Caterpillar In
[arECiir. TSI.KQBAM TO THE NEWS. !
COLUMBIA, S. C., August 16.
The Radicals held their county nominating
convention here to-day. It was a big row all'
day long. W. D. Frazee (son of the sheriff)
and the negro sergeant-at-arms had a regular
set-to, knock-down, nose-spllttiDg, drag-out
affair. The Reformers were rampant at first,;
and seemed to carry everthlcg before them,
but some of the old hacks managed
to get In, when the genuine work of
nominating commenced. Frazee was de?
feated, his antagonist (Dent) carrying the
convention unanimously. Dent ls a much
better man, and this ls the only good change
made. The nominees for the Legislature are
S. B. Thompson, (one of the present mem?
bers,) A. W. Curtis, Charles MInort (member
of the Legislature of 1868) and J. L. Gilmore.
The last named ls from the country and may
be an improvement; the rest are all scrubs.
There was immenee dissatisfaction amongst
the disappointed candidates and their adher?
ents. They Bwear the "voice of the people"
has not been heard. Another ticket will,
doubtless, be put ld the field.
Governor Scott did suspend the sentences of
the negroes Lucas and Harris condemned to be
hung ro-day. It was Fra zee's doings who wish?
ed to avoid the odium of the tl.lng (hanging)
on the day the nominating convention would
meer. 1 here was not a particle of excu. in
the case of Lucas except Frazee'a wishes.
The hanging is put off lill the 30th instant.
What a commentary on a Governor !
The prosecution fund is still climbing here ;
nearly six hundred dollars bas been subscribed.
General Chesnut ls selecting his ground care?
fully and collating the evidence. He will not
move until alter consultation with Judge Al?
drich, who did not oome as was expeoted to?
Patterson stock In the Gubernatorial nomi?
nation ls rising. He has the money and will
use lt lavishly. Orr's name ls assuming some
prominence among the Reform Republicans.
The caterpillars have appeared In force on
the Trennolm plantation, five miles below
here. Qui VIVE.
HERE WE REST.
The Radical Nominations-A Coalition
of the Liberals and Democrats Agreed
MONTGOMERY, ALA., August 16.
The indications reported yesterday are veri?
fied by the results in Radical Republican Con?
vention. C. C. Sheet, consul to Elsinore, and
Alex. White, member of Congress twenty
years ago, are nominated for Congressmen at
large. Lewis E. Parsons, W. J. Gilmore, J.
L. Bennington and L. C. Cori leon for electors.
The platform consists o? four resolut'ons:
First, endorsing the Philadelphia platform
and nominations; second, favoring Internal
improvements on as liberal a ?cale as ts con?
sistent with prudence and economy; third,
the duty of Congress to enforce the rights o?
the citizen under the iourteenth and fifteenth
amendments by permanent legislation; tourth,
relies ou the education of the rising genera?
tion as a means by which liberty aud free
government are to be preserved, and oppose
all disfranchisement except for crime undtr
The Liberal and Democratic State executive
committee, after lull and free conference, at
Talladega, coalesced and nominated the lol?
io wing mixed ilcket : For electors at large, C.
C. Langdon, ot Mobile; R. 0. Pickett, ot Lau
derdale,Democrats;and W. B. FigureB.uf Madl
sou; W. L. Hatcbett, of Montgomery, Liberals.
For ali ernutes J. F. Fadden, of Russel,.und
N. A. Ayer, of Monroe, Democrats; ?nd A. C.
Beard, or Marshall; W. S. Meed, ot Jefferson,
Liberals. The session was harmonious and
steps were taken lor a vigorous campaign.
There are no Liberals on the State Heuet be?
cause lt was nominated before the Baltimore
convention, but support of the party 1B pledg?
ed lo the ticket notwithstanding.
THE WEATHER THIS DAY.
WASHINGTON. August 16.
Southerly to easterly winds and clear
weather will generally prevail on Saturday
over the Western and Guli State?; winds
veering to the westward and clearing weather
irom Florida lo North Carolina; southerly and
southwesterly winds and clearing but partly
cloudy weather Irom Virginia to Southeastern
New York, and with cloudy weather over New
England; southerly winds and partly cloudy
weather from Tennessee to Northern New
York. The barometer will continue falling
from Missouri to the upper lakes, with south?
erly winds and Increasing cloudiness, and
with probably threatening weather and brisk
winds over the latter.
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