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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2063
CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 24, J8^2.
EIGHT DOLL4KS A YEAH.
THE ROGUES FALLING OUT.
IRE GRAM) BOLT-.1 I'D GE ORR AS A
What was said in the Bolters'Conven?
tion-Senator Sawyer MS a Ku-Klux
Champion - The Komp Convention
Finishes Its Work- r?ie Moses Plat?
form and Ticket-A Savage Onslaught
on Cantazo- Effusive Speech or Melton
-Everybody Penitent for the Past,
and Bent on Reforming Everybody
else's Sins In the P?ture-Brave Words
from Tim Harley,
[SPECIAL TELEGRAMS TO THE NEWS.]
COLUMBIA, August 23.
The first fruit of the nomination of Moses,
last evening, was the appearance in a morn
lag paper to-day o? a call for a gathering of
all delegates who were dissatisfied with the
nominee. In accordance wit h this call the
bolters assembled this morning at the court?
house. Among those present were the dele?
gations from Anderson and Greenville, and
Bowen's delegation, from Charleston, and
Whipper's from Beaufort. Oa tbe floor were
Sawyer, TomlinsoD, Clark, and many others.
J. N. Hayne, of Barnwell, moved that James
L.Orr be chosen chairman. [Cheer-'.] Sulli?
van moved that Hay oe and Robert Turner act
as secretaries. Carried.
Judge Orr said: The purpose of this con?
vention is to organize a ticket In opposition to
and to beat that nomioated at the capitol. I
desire to say that this organization is iutend
ed to be exclusively Republican. We do not
propose to conciliate or buy up the ioflueoce
of the Democracy or Gr?eleyites by puttiog
men of that party oa our ticket. Two-years
ago I thought I saw evidence that the Union
Beform party would not carry out its pledges
In good faith; hence I opposed Carpenter and
Buller. Beform ls more necessary now than
lt was then; but lt must be effected through
the Bepubltcan party. I am surprised that
Democrats should expect a party with
thirty thousard majority to Join them.
It they want reform, they must come
io us, the msjority. Tue ceri upt men In the
Republican party don't exceed two thousand.
There are eighty-eight thousand uncontami?
nated Republicans. Il men who are unworthy
have been elected, our duty is to throw them
over. The State debt ls largely increased; the
taxes are enormous; the public officers are
unpaid, and the public institutions are about
to close. No public officer has received his
pay for nine months. The schools opened tor
the colored people-because the whites can
pay for schooling-are shut up, except where
supported by local contribu? loos. Some reform ?
tn 'st be effected. I voted lor Grant and Wilson,
and stand on their piatiorm; but in the North
honest Republicans at every comer impor- ,
tuned nie to rid the State of the fraud and ?
rascality, which was a heavier weight for the i
National Republicans to carry than all others i
combined. I am no candidate fur office, but :
the name and fame ot eighty-eight thousand i
honest Republicans require me to speak. I j
came to the State Convention to vote lor hon- l
est candidates; but such an assemblage I have <
never before seen. Whenever it suited Presi- j
dent Elliott, any motion was declared carried; ]
when not, not. Knowing Moses'd record, I t
felt constrained to withdraw when he was t
nominated. The chair decided that I could [
not Bay anything hard against tho candi?
dates, but as much as I pleased in their ]
favor. I refused to speak on these t
terms, and will now explain why I caonot sup- c
port Hoses. He is a true and staunch Repub- r
Hean. If lt were only a question of his ?
Republicanism, I would support him. Rumors t
as to his conduct as speaker I will not men- j
lion, bat will come to facts. As said by Cor- t
bin-a man to whom the colored people ought i
to be devoted, because of the Ku-Klux trials- 1
Hoses has issued half a million or a million of 1
pay certificates fraudulently. Hoses was em- ?
powered to decide what attaches should be i
employed. When I was lu the Legislature, ia c
184-4-is, lhere were only eleven employees la t
the House; but Moses has issued pay cer- c
tlficates to four hundred or more. Some E
of these men have never been in Co- i
lumbla. One lived at Atlanta and only t
came op herd to get his certificate. > Another i
-a committee clerk-could notsigu his name, i
It was said last night ia at Moses gave these i
ptaceBto persons driven from home by the ?
Ku-Klux. What right had be to do this? >
There were only nine Ku Klux counties. If I c
were In the Legislator and the Ku-Klux j
drove men to Columbia, I would move a c
a legislative appropriation to pay their ex- a
penses. But what right has Moses to give the
public money to his favorites? In Beaufort,
where Moses was weak, more appointments i
were given than in all the Ku-Klux counties
put together. The truth ls that the pay ot c
offiolals was given to men who could control t
the county delegations and nominate '''oses, i
He says be bas been a little reckless, but his r
excuse ls that he ls fighting Scott and Parker, E
who control the bonds and treasury, and he <
can only beat them by Issuing legislative c?-r- <
tindales. Look at the armed loree fund. Mo- -.
BPS received eleven thousand dollars, while ]
not one armed man was employed In the State. (
None ot his friends bad explained this rirait, c
My explanation ls this: the money was paid to t
Hoses for his services as speaker In de- i
feating the Impeachment of Scott. There c
are complaints of executive and ieglslatit-e i
rings. One bill, plundering the people c
to the tune of one million, cost $180.000 v
to pass IL That corruption ls rife ls shown in i
the charges of bribery made yesterday, on the I
floor of the convention. The Republican parly e
can't tolerate thls,or the conduct of such mea i
as fcardozo, who vote for a man whom their s
constituents had Instructed them not to sup?
port* Toe present relorin movement depends l
on the colored people whether it shall be sue- \
cessful or not. If they are willing ihey can v
continue the system by which two thousand i
men steal and eighty-eight thousand pay thc i
piper. But I am confident, when the colored ;
people understand the Issue, i.hey will vote <
against the Blug. Tne tax bas been twenty ;
mills. Seven million bonds were fraudulent ly
lt stied; and, if seven, why not seventeen? All '.
taxes at last are paid by tbe laboring :
classes. When I was in the Legislature its i
COSt was $30,000. Now lt is $900,000. The
State expenses, without ihe luterest, when I
was in office, were $370,000. God knows how
it ls now. A million dollars was paid into the
treasury last January and February. Where
was It gone to ? For all thia the Republican
party ls responsible. Ii I trust a man once
and am deceived, it is his fault. If h?j de?
ceives me a second time, it is my fault. It ls
the fault of the Republican party If the same
crew are again elected. No man must be
nominated who ls not a good Republican with
a good record. If the whites like to vote our
ticket they can do so. Ii they don't, let them
nominate their own ticket and be responsible
for what Ills come of lt. For a good Repub?
lican ticket we can carry Beaulort, [cheers,]
Charleston, [cheers,] Marion, Colleton and
Sumter. [Loud cheers.] The Republican
party will not tolerate dishonesty. I believe
tbat all our men will do their duty, throw
over the thieves, and put honest, men in Ihelr
places. [Loud cheering.]
Whipper was called for, and said he was
heartily with the movement, and would de?
fine his position at length later.
Bowen was called on, and heartily endorsed
all that Orr had said. When be began the
work of reform, the Ring charged him with
deception. Now they admitted that he told
the truth. The time has come when robbers
must go down. Charleston County pledges
12,000 votes for au honest Republican ticket.
Other delegates would be here to-day, but
they will Blick to the other convention to the
end, to fight against the Ring. The ticket
canuot be elected. Under no circumstances
will Charleston vote it.
Jervey, ot Charleston, endorsed the pre?
ceding speakers. In the la9t election he had
opposed the same R ng, and he received thir?
teen thousand two hundred and sixty votes.
The people stand in the same place now, and
will not tolerate the Moses ticket. The conven?
tion was a packed ooncern, as shown by the
admission of the Mackey delegation, who
were pledged to vote for Moses. There must
oe reform, from the constable np. No threats
could move him. He represented the honest
Samuel Lee, ot Sumter, made a long speech.
He said he was embarrassed, because Moses
was bis bosom friend, and some said his half
brother, [roars of laughter, L?e being color?
ed] and he could not support him. He
pledged Sumter with four thousand votes to
the honest ticket, but said that if the Demo?
crats ran a third ticket, all the Republicans
would Immediately reunite and give the
Democrats the corrupt government fiey
Sara Dickerson made a characterl?tic?reform
speech, half jocular and hall hard common
S'use. He admitted that the charges brought
by the Reiormers, in 1870, which he parily be?
lieved then, were all proved true.
D. ?. Corbin was called for, and alluded to
his Greenville speech. None of its various
charges had been denied or explained. There
must be a change. They who Lsd helped to
build up the Republican party mutt help to re?
form it. The charges against Reuben Tomlin
son last night were as false as hell, and the
two-legged fiend, Mack?y, who uttered t hem,
knew lt. We have got rid of him in Charles?
ton. [Cries of "Thank God !"] Toralinson
bought bis phosphate slock with his own mon?
ey; also his Greenville sr. ck, and the speaker
knew it. He believed this movement would
succeed, but be had rather fail .than win with
Reuben Tomlinson was called for, and
explained that he had resigned the State
iudi'orship because he was convinced
that the administration would bankrupt
ihe Slate belore the end of its term.
No man who has any self-respect can
support the Ring ticket. The Democratic
press was blamed for ruining the public credit,
jut that press did not bring the bonds from
?lehty to thirty. That was the work of ihe
Ldminlstraiion. He did not Jusilly Ku-Klux- <
sm; but it the Ku-Klux had come to Colum- !
tin, taken the guilty officials and put them t
hrough, he could have excused them.
Senator Sawyer was called tor, and said thal ?
President Grant and the national administra- I
ion had expressed no preference as to the :
tandidaies of the South Carolina Republicans,
mt Grant desires ? thorough reform here, and
?very pulse and heart In the naiional adminis- i
ration beats In sympathy with this Republic- i
m movement to purify the party. The i
lame of ihe State was a hissing and I
.eproach throughout the country. He ?
lad denounced ihe administration ia the j
Jnited States Senate, and he was now called
in apostate. He defended his official course,
iud ?aid that he would rather march to certain i
leie it iban go with thieves. Let this oppor- i
unity pass by and Repuollcanlsm bere was ?
lead. He would not give up Ihe party as long 1
is there was a chance of saving lt. In this t
novement was the only hope ol the party. If !
he Ku-Klux had extended their raids to Co
umbu and given the guilty ones thirty and |
line lashes, or hanged them to the nearest i
amp-post, every honest man would have said i
n his heart, although deprecating violence, 1
'Served them rl?ht." The wave of popular <
?pinion was rising and woaid carry all before I
t. Two years ago be had given the officials t
me more trial, but they must not be trusted i
The convention theo took a recess. 1
The Bolling Convention reassembled at 8.30 I
\ M. i
W. E. Earle addressed the meeting. He i
?barged F. J. Moses with specific acts of ]
irlbery, and offered to let Moses indict him
ipon a libel, as be would indict Moses for cor- i
upllon. This challenge he had given before, <
md no notice had been taken ol lt. He want- i
id lo try Hie question in the courls. There I
vas no truth In the statement that Moses had ]
isedhls pay certificates lor the relief of the
Iu-Klux refugees from Union and Laurens. |
)nly three refugees came here, and they had no 1
lertiflcates. The truih Is that Moses used them i
o secure the nomination. The Republican ?
?arty cannot tolerate such a man. Good men i
lousentlng to go on Moses's ticket cannot save
t. If the angel Gabriel were on Hie ticket he
ould not prevent Moses from stealing. Put
ip a good ticket and the masses will support
t. Earle Bliowed that the last session of the
legislature had cost twelve hundred and sev
nty-lhree thousand dollars, and he appealed
o the convention to throw aside Moses and
upport an honest ticket. [Cheers.]
Johnson, (colored,) of Anderson, made atel
ing speech, demanding reorganization, but i
var nmg ihe Democrats that there would be no i
isein attempting to run a third ticket, for in
.hat case they would all Jump back, to be ;
?obbed and to live Republicans. [Loud ap- 1
plause.] If you Democrats attempt to hold a I
?onvenilon. your land is gone, for we will tax |
?rou lo death. i
Cyrus Gaillard, colored, of Charleston, fol- i
lowed in a rousing speech, denouncing the |
Ring and the Mackeyites. and hoping that the i
election would sink them so deep that t?abri- i
Bi's horn would never rai3e them. If the I
Democrats only keep quiet we will give them I
a good government, but it shall be Republican i
all the time.
Bosemon followed, endorsing the move?
ment, but declaring that he would sooner I
accept the Moses ticket than ally with Demo?
crats and Liberals.
Tim Hurley being called for, said he ap?
peared as a taxpayer appealing to Republi?
cans to protect the property ot all citizens.
This movement will win. I am never found
with minorities. The Ring say their organiza?
tion cannot be beat. I have handled theee fal?
lows and never failed. Every man bas his
price; but if Walpole saw this crew he would
say they're cheaper than ls worth[mentioniug.
Charleston, Beaufort and Barnwell are
Richland will not give Moses two hundrec
fifty votes. In conclusion be said, If tbe ?
party succeed, he would not give twenty
cents on the dollar lor any property in
State. Their platform ls gammon. 1
pledges are lies. Let us not say '"Nothing
be done !" The people ol New York ros
against the Tammany ring, ami carried
State by one hundred thousand majority,
speech was both witty and sensible.
* After Hurley, a colored man named i
Maybln begged leave to say be was heart
I soul affiliated with aoy movement prom!
true reform, and denounced the Bing w
had so terribly abused the confidence of
race. But he begged them to look closel
the antecedents of those now crying for
lorm. He and his race had had experte
enoi'gh of some of them. He and they w<
rather any time trust good honest De moe
than galvanized Republicans. The negr
eyes were becoming opened, and he belle
in trtiBllng none of these men who cried
reform against each other Just before cv
election, and theu were Joined together
more stealing after the election.
General Whipper was next Introduced
Colonel Orr, and made an earnest speech,
firming his adhesion and devotion to lb
effort for reform, even at the risk ot be
called Democrat io and being expelled fr
the pirty, as far as the Ring could expel hi
The convention then adjourned to noon
1 he Afosca Convention.
The "Regular" Convention assembled
11.30 A. M. Its numbers were considera
weakened by the bolt. Every Federal offl
holder, of the many wbo had been elected
the convention, had gone with the disaffect!
or, as the negroes have got it, "the dlslnle
ed." On motion of Taft, lt was resolved
proceed willi the nominations for Lleutena
Thomas nominated ihe Rev. R. H. Cain,
Charleston; Lee nominated the Rev. E.
Adams, also of Charleston; Smalls nominal
R. H. Cleave*, of Beaufort, and Mobley noe
noted Wilson Coote, of Greenville. Mobl
made an excited speech, urging the claims
the up-country, and warning the convent!
that, unless the; gave the up-country rep:
sentatloo, lt would be carried by the ticket
Orr and the bolters. Cook withdrew, ho
ever. Speeches were made by Hedges In sit
port of Adams, Smalls In support of Gleavt
and Jamieson lo support of Cain. The vo
being taken, Gleaves was found to be large
in the majority.
Atter the first vote, many members chaugt
from Cain and Adams to Gleaves. Smal
moved to make the nomination of Clear,
unanimous, which was carried amid applaus
Gleaves appeared upon the platform and r
turned his thanks for the nomination, pied,
lng the faithful performance of his duty In tl
execution of the laws and fidelity lo ihe coi
Maxwell, chairman of the committee on r
solutions, reported the following platform
Firer. We affirm our earnest adhesion to til
platform of principles adopted by the Natloni
Republican Convention at Philadelphia, on th
5ih day of June, 1872, as embodying the tm
Ideas of American progress, and Impelled b
th? spirit ot ih? Arrwrioan Union -?
Second. We support for President and Vice
President of the United States, U. 8. Gran
ind Henry Wilson, knowing that the safely c
the nailon and the rights ot all American elli
zens will be secure under their admlnhlra
Third. We pledga ourselves to effect, in
jtantly, a financial reform in the State govern
ment, by sjojpendiogihe payment of the inter
Bst on every bond of the State lo which cai
be attached the shadow of a suspicion, ant
providing for the punctual pay mest ort tit
principal and Interest of ibe unquestionably
Fourth. In the Interest of financial r cf or rr
lad good government, we pledge ourselves t(
throw around the State treasury every safe
guard necessary to insure the fuliliful applica
lion of the public funds solely to the public
service, pursuant to just laws enacted, in ihi
Interest ot the whole people of South Carolina,
Fifth. As essential to the reform hereir
guaranteed, and imperatively demanded bj
the people as the vital necessity of the State,
tve shall require that ihe public expenses shall
>e reduced wlibin the public revenues, lo be
1 erl ved from a moderate system ol'taxation,
jased upon a fair and equitable assessment of
ill properly liable to taxation under the con
Itltutlou. To effect this needed reduction In
expenditures, we Insist that lhere shall be an
inmediate reduction in the salaries Oi all pub?
ic officers, from the highest to the lowest, In
.he Stale and counties, and that there shall be
i judicious reduction In the number of the
jubile offices themselves.
Sixth. Experience having proved that the
general license law, although honestly de?
igned by the Legislature lo relieve the bur
ien8 ot taxation on real estate, ls, In Us prac?
tical operation?, odious and oppressive, we
pledge ourselves to its Instant repeal.
8eventh. Bellevloir from sad experience
that il ls of necessity a safeguard to the public
treasury that all its transactions should be
constantly open to public inspection and al?
ways under the eye of ihe people, we pledge'
ourselves to secure the enactment of a law
providing that no moneys shall be paid out of
ihe treasury except tn pursuance of an appro?
priation, specifying the amount to be paid,
and such payment shall be made only npon
Ihe warrant ot the comptroller general, duly
countersigned by the Governor and State
auditor, and requiring the comptroller gen?
eral and treasurer to publish, daily, a state?
ment of the transactions of their respective
offices showing what warrants have been
drawn and the receipts and disbursements
during the past twenty-four hours.
Eighth. We shall demand the due enforce?
ment of law and order In every section of the
3taie, and here assert that we believe that
these can be best secured and an enduring
peace established in South Carolina by the
30-operatIon of all classes of cl ?Izeos in a
mutual respect for the rights of property and
person granted by the constitution and laws
ind a considerate and Just toleration of all
differences of political opinion, each cMzen
being free to assert his own rights and privi?
leges, while solemnly bound by the lav/sol our
common country to scrupulously respect tbe
rights and privileges of other?.
Ninth. With a full faith in the virtue of
these principles, confessing our errors of legis?
lation and administration in the past, which
have wrought grievous Injury to the State, we
appeal to all true Republicans to unite In bear?
ing our candidate to victory, to prove to the
world that in South Carolina Republicanism
and good government are not inconsistent
with each other.
Neagie moved that the resolutions be print?
ed, and made the ppeclal order tor this evening,
at eight o'clock. Carried.
On motion ot Neagie, the convention went
into Ihe nomination ot secretary of !
8wails nominated F. H. Frost, of Williams
Lee seconded Frost. Cain nominated
Hayne, of Marlon. Tbomas seconded Hi
During the progress of the vote, Hayne
lng a majority, Swails moved to make th
minatlon unanimous. Carried. [Appian
The convention then proceeded to uom
an altorney-general. Jamieson nomlnat
W. Melton. T. J. Mackey supported M<
In a long, earnest speech. Ciiu nomlnat
H. Cham bet lain. The vote being taken,
ton received 100 votes aad Chamberla
! On motion of Jones, of Richland, the noe
Hon of Mellon was made unanimous,
j A committee being sent tor and to ei
MeltOD, ho soon appeared In the ball, elev
on the shoulders of Smalls and Miller,
stalwart committeemen.) He was rece
with enthusiastic cheer?. When the appl
bad subsided Melton spoke from the plath
He said he thanked the gentlemen
the convention for ibis manlfestatlot
their kind partiality aad confidence,
desired to tender his earnest and gi
fol acknowledgments. He accepted
position they honored him with un
circumstances of most profound embarr
ment, which were increased by the fact
be was called upon to follow In Hie footst
of the distinguished gentleman who dui
the last four years had adorned the office,
could not hope to equal lils attainments,
ture and tone, which had always marked I
tbe gentleman and tcholar. He could he
however, lo equal zeal with wblch he had
ways contributed to the public good and
supremacy of the Republican party. He avi
ed hts earnest determination to serve
whole people o? Ibe State to the best of
ability If elected, and took occasion then i
there to say that he believed the nominal
by that convention was the equival
of election to fie position. He rem?
bered that there wai dissatisfaction,
supposed there always would be.
was the common tDCldeut of the political stn
gles usually marking such occasions. Ic mit
have been expected and should have been i
ticlpated. He Indulged the hope that matti
might yet be harmonized, and the party mai
onward ns lt had moved forward in the pa
in solid, compact and Irresistible column. .
accepted the nomination at their harlds, withe
any mental reservation, and expected to wo
with supreme faith and confidence for the si
cess of i he Republican party in South Cai
liga. If elected, whatever ground of co
plaint there may have been in the past agali
the Republican government ol this State, I
watchfulness would not slop, bis energl
would not lire in the endeavor to preserve I
tact the Republican party, to purify corm
lion wherever lt might exiBt, and to guard t
esuui cheon of the party from eveiy ein ai
Ralney moved to proceed to the nominati?
on reaaurer. T. J. Mackey read a letter frc
Parker withdrawing his candidacy. [A
plause.] Rainey nominated Cardozo. Mu
well eeconded the nomination. T. J. Macke
Moses and Elliott supported Cardozo In e
tended remarks. B. G. Tocom nominati
Major Harry Noah. Frost rose to suppc
Noah. He commenced by saying that he w
not disappointed because.of the failure of 1
?"?. ??"?"'-'^??-.v _oa RecX?LaJ v nf Rtoto_1
would vote and work for the success of ii
rival (Hayne) and would not bolt under ai
circumstances. He supported Noah and n
Cardozo, simply because he did not know i
believe thal Noah was a thief.
Chairman Elliott called the delegate
Frost proceeded to say that Cardozo, who
he knew, could not be trusted-a maa wi
had violated personal pledges, had violate
county pledges, and, reasoning by analog:
he would sacrifice parly pledges and Sta)
He wus called to order again and again t
Mobley made an earnest speech, begging th
Convention to allow lair play und free speeci
and moved that Frost be allowed to spea
with whatever latitude he pleased, and I
bring out the lads and fleures. It a candidate
character or record was 6iich as could not b
discussed, hu wus not flt to be tbe nomine?
Mobley'd motion bein? put was carried over
whelmlngly. Elliott lelt the chair vacant, am
Frof t proceeded.
Frost suld he might be impolitic In what li
was to Bay, but he was at least honest. Hi
had come into the convention pledged to hi
condiments to vote for no mau identified will
the causes of the present ruin of the Stai e. Ii
pursuance ol these instructions, he had votet
forTom'inson asG overnor, and for Cain ai
Lieutenant Governor, believing them to bi
honest men. In the Richland County Conven
Lion, which sent Cardozo to this convention,
be (Cardozo) pledged himself to oppose tht
nomination ot Moses, and then had come lute
the convention and moved heaven and earth
In favor ot Moses. What had made Cardozo sc
strong nil at once ? It was because he had
lately taken a certain stand, which he took ic
further his personal Interests.
Swells followed, nominating John Alexan?
der, the Mayor of C ilnmbla, and savagely
assailing Cirdoza, who had been either crimi?
nally misled, or guilty of frauds damnable
and deep. God forbid that they should place
in the hands of such men as he the treasury.
He had prostituted the creat Beal of Stute aa
the seal of no other State had ever been pros?
tituted. He had taken lr, to New York, leav?
ing the Stale without an official existence.
What posslole emergency could jusill'y such
an act? And If there, were an emergency,
why were not the peopld of lue Slate inform?
ed of it ?
The utmOBtconfusion and disorder prevailed
at ?his lime lu the hall. Swalls repeatedly
called the attention of ihe chair to the move?
ments of several members ot the I. 0. U. B.,
the Chief Cyclops ol which was on the floor,
circulating industriously among member*,
talking loudly and promoting general disorder.
Stvails made several earnest appeula to tbe
cha r to preserve order, which Hie chair cer
tainiy made very feeble efforts to do, and Hie
neerin was one of the wildest turonlcnce.
SwaiU continued amid the uproar, exerting
himself to the utmost strength of his
lungs to complete his exposure of
Cardozo. Cardozo, he said, had been
weighed lu the scales and found wanting. He
had come forward now, at the eleventh hour,
and said he had known of terrible frauds on
the State beiog committed during the whole
time-the last two years. The speaker had
tried last winter-the whole Legislature had
tried-to get evidence of those iranda. They
had applied to Cardozo, and Cardozo had de?
clared in his honor that he knew nolhlDg of
them. He was now coavlcted out of his own
mouth. He had furnished the evidence of his
own guilt, which could not be controverted,
be ca-ase. it was his own voluntary confession
made to his counsel and published by himself,
no doubt for political effect. It had had a
political effect, and a very decided one-the
I effect of forever killing- all claim OD the part of
Cardozo to be considered an honest man. The
speaker was glad it had come. He thanked
God for the triangular fight, as lt had been
called by THE CHARLESTON NEWS, because
when rogues fall ont the honest men can see
by whom their confidence has been betrayed.
Swails concluded amid great confusion.
Cardozo rose to reply, and then, for the first I
time, the chairman enforced a semblance of j
order by active exertions. Cardozo replied
by bitter personal attacks on Frost and Swails,
accusing the one of being soreheaded at ihe I
failure ol his own nomination as secretary of
State; the other being one of the chief robbers
ot the land commission. As to the r?solu-1
Mons against Moses, adopted in the Richland
County convention, he said they bad been put |
at a late hour, and carried amid confusion
and without the members understanding wbat
they were voling on. He did not feel himself
bound by such resolution*, and when he came
Into the Etate Convention he became con?
vinced that Moses was the best man for him to
Frost interrupted Cardozo to ask bim to |
yield to a question.
Cardozo refused repeatedly to yield to aoy
Frost declared the reason he would not|
yield was because he dared not.
Cardozo nerf proceeded lo attack Mo bl ey
for hla support of'Frost, saying he had gone
up to Union two years ago and found Mobley
had packed conventions there In the Interests
of himself and a Hoket which was disgusting
to Ihe people of Union. He had exposed
Mobley's attempt to ruin thc party in Union,
and prevented Mobley coming to the State
Senate. Mobley had remembered that for
Mobley rcse, greatly excited, and made
strenuous efforts to get tho floor In reply. He
demanded his right lo reply to a personal
attack on himself. Chairman Elliott decided
Mobley out o? order. Mobley Billi claimed the
floor, denouncing Cardozo as a Har.
Cardozo proceeded to speak, saying that two
years ago he only suspected frauds being
practiced, but did not know lt for certainty,
and hesitated to bring forward men on suspi?
All this time Mobley was claiming his right
to be heard, and many other members united
in calling Cardoz) to order for violently abu?
sive and personal language, which he .was
continually using toward members. A sense
of conviction was evident. They had heard
enough about Cardczo, and desired to proceed
with the businefB ot the convention. Trie
cha'rmua persistently ruled in favor of Car.
dozo, and hammered down all opponents.
For more than an hour Cird.zo declaimed
at the full strengih cf lils lungs. Mob?
ley, Frost, Swails, Jami* son and oth> rs
claimed the floor on various points of order
and privilege, and the din became momentari?
ly moro deafening, and prospects ol a fight
and bloodshed more threatening. No sem?
blance ot order was maintained in the ball.
The members of the convention came forward
In a compact, struggling, vociferating mass
in front of the platform, and around ihe re?
porters' table twenty different members sought
to gain the recognition of the chair on various
pobis ot order and on all sorts ot
""""?-Mnhlas waa-ghnnt'ng wilhotlt-1
Intermission to attract the chairman's
attention, and chairman Elliott was pounding
continuously with his heavy gavel to drown
the members' voices Mobley insisted thal j
be would be heard, and reaching over the re?
porters' table seized a heavy, massive Ink?
stand filled with ink and commenced slam?
ming it on the table with resounding blows
In opposition to the chairman's gavel. This
din continued some minutes. Mobley pound?
ing with the Inkstand, the Ink flying
In every direction, and the reporters
seated at the table in the midst ot a dense J
mass of excited members. The sergeant
at-arms attempted to take the Inkstand away [
from Mobley and eject him lrom the hall.
Many members rallied to the support of Mob?
ley, swearing he should have lree speech.
Several pistols were drawn, and the crowd
swnyed lo and fro In innumerable personal
conflicts, and eiruggles. In the midst of this
uproar, the chairman declared ihe convention
adjourned till ten o'clock to-morrow, and thus
the convention literally and emphatically
broke up in a row.
The Third Congressional District Convention
to-day renominated Elliott. Tue Second Dis?
trict Convention held a stormy session to?
night, the fight between the Bowen and
Mickey factious being renewed with great ?
bitterness. No action was taken. PACKET.
NEWS OF THE CAMPAIGN.
Nomination? of the llIUsoarl Liberal
ST. LOUIS, August 23.
Al the Democratic conventi.ju at. Jefferson
City ihe tollu wing ticket was chosen: Judges
ot ute Supreme ?:ourr, E. B. Erving, H. M.
Voorheee, F. A. Sherwood and Wusblogion
Adams-ail Democrat*. For Governor, alla?
Wondson, Democrat; Lieuieiniot-Governor, C.
H. Fust, Liberal; Secretary o? State, Eugene
F. Wright, Liberal; Register of Land, Fred.
Glory [Enough for One Alan.
NEW TOBE, August 23.
Governor Hoffman declines a renomination
for Governor, citing severul reasons, on? of |
which ls mut he has been twice elected io
office, Bnd il was nor. right, thal he should
staud In Hie way of outers having claims tor
Blanton Duncan at his Trick*.
NKW TURK, August 23.
Secretary Van Alien, of Hie Straight-out j
Democratic committee, ba? Issued au address
to Hie Democrats ol New Yor?. tuging the ap?
pointment o? delegui.s io Louisville. The
national committee have ulso issued a call for
rielegatt-s to every district lu New Jersey.
Bianiou Duncan publishes u card denying
that he li is received any kid from R?publi?
cain?, or been in colluslou willi tuem in auy
An Illinois Straight-out.
Cnioaoo. Auznst 23.
A etil has been Issued,signed by Joseph
Lediie, Spiiugfleld, I linois, fi* DemocrHts in
laver ot a t-traighl-out nomination for PreM
dent and Vice-President, lo meet in mat city
on the 29th to Beiect delegates to the Louis?
COMPARATIVE COTTON STATEMENT.
NEW YORK, Atigti9t 23.
The total net receipt? of conon since Sep
lember 1, 1871, ar? as follows: Gilvesion,
176,520 bales; New Orleans, 939,071; Mobile,
28'),8G0; Savannah, 456.456; Cnarleslon. 272,
841; Wilmington, 38,902; Norfolk, 253.965;
Ballimore. 46.958; Pullartelphla, 30,690; Bos?
ton. 44,842; New York, 127.461: Providence,
9163; City Point. 25,338. Total, 2.706,386.
Tue following ls ihe comparative cotton
statement for the week ending to-day :
1872. . 1871.
Receipts at all ports for the
ween. . 3,872 8,019
Total fur the year.2 703.3-6 3,792 272
Exports for nie week. 4.164 14 9'J
Total exports for 'he year... l,9?9,7o? 3,07l,l5i
btoc ; ac all ports in tbe Bit?
ted States. e4.229 123 8"3
Stock at Interior towns. ems 3 3,oso
Stock in Llveipool. S23,oJO 604,000
American cotton afloat for i
Qreat Britain. 12,000 54,000
A CARD FROM TUB BOX. JAMBS B
BROAD BTRKET, I
CHARLESTON, 3. C., August 22. f
TO THIS EDITOR OF THE NEWS.
You will oblige me by publication of the en?
closed letter to the Mobile Beglster. It was
malled here on the 9th Instant, and, as I have
sufficient reason to believe, received at that
office lull len days ago. So lar as I am ad?
vised lt, has duriog that delay received no
consideration or notice whatever.
The editorial endorsement, and even en?
largement, of a slander so gTOB?-pr?tensively
from the pen of a womon-and so clearly un?
founded as this or ihe Mobile Register ls
shown to be, and tte refusal to publish the
delence, thus hindering it from its own read?
ers, altogether create a stale of things under
which no newspaper can remain respectable.
The casa coalers a degree ol baseness rarely
reached by a profligate preis.
I am very reaped fully,
Your obedient servant,
JAS. B. CAMPBELL.
CHARLESTON, SO. CA, AogUBt 7, 1872.
To the Editor of the Mobile Register, Mobile,
The following, from your paper of 31st July,
was brought to my attention late yesterday:
"WHOLESALE SWINDLING.-A correspondent I
senda us th? following statement, coming to
him In a letter lrom his Bister In Cnarlesron.
Toe lady Is eminently reliable, and ls, beaidep,
In constant communication with Mr. Tren
holm. 8he say? 'You remember, I presume,
James B. Campbell, who married a daughter I
of the late Governor Bennett. Mr. George |
Trenholm, after the war, employed him to ob- f
tain his pardon from the Coiled Stales Gov?
ernment, and paid bim a high price Tor lt.
Last winter Campbell brought a bill for what
he had already been paid, and which Mil was
tor ihe mod?r?t* sum ot seventy-four thou?
sand dollars. Mr. Tcenholm tofk lt to the
court, butas that consists of Non hemer-* and
negroes, :hey gav? lt against Mr. Trenholm,
who had to pay lt "
It will be cf no cons?quence to me what this
letter-writer (endorsed by ycu as "eminently
reliable'' and "in constant communication
with Mr. Trenholm") has said or may say ol
me, alter proper exposure of what you have
published. Your Implication, that lt was
stimulated by communication with Mr. George
Trenholm will, I should think, fall as signally
es your facts fall. But what tbe Mobile Begls?
ter says of me is ol some consequence to me,
and lt is also of some public concernment
when a newspaper of respectable circulation
and Influence (which. I have understood of I
your paper) charges upon a cillzen of another
and distant State "wholesale swindling,"
without the least notice to him, leaving lt to
mere chance that he ever knows of and has
the opportunity of defence against so grave a
?lander as you have thuB put into circulation.
I enclose herewith a prloled copy of the
Anal award of Messrs. Henry Gourdin, John
E. Carew and Robert Adger in ihe solis between
myself and Mr. Trenholm et ai, which lt ls not
unreasonable In me to expect you will publish
with this letter. Besides wbat appears by this
award, lt ls proper for me to say, that one of
the cases therein referred to was tried lo July,
1871, occupying twelve days before a special
jury, selected from members of the Chamber
ot Commerce and Board of Trade, of this city,
upon my own offer, made because counsel of
-ilu? ?uuu party oomplatnad of tho* regular
Juries. The Judge who presided at the trial
ls a native ol' this Slate, educated at the South
Carolina College, bred at the bar, a lawyer ol'
standing before and elnce the war. I have
never heard of its being alleged that bis
charge specially favored me, or that lt gave
cause of complaint to, or was complained of,
by ihe other side. The Jury, after being out
about five hours, without agreeing on a ver?
dict, wus discharged and a mistrial ordered.
Afterwards it was proposed to refer all the
cases to the gentlemen above named-, and I
accepted the proposal. I did not name nor
?e.ect either of them, but accepted them when
proposed. Mr. Trenholm never paid me for,
and never owed me lor, procuring " his
pardon from the United States govern?
ment' I did not procure lt. I did make
evefy proper effort in ray power for lt by re?
pealed applications to President JohDBon. 1
was frequently consulted and advised with In
respect io lt. lt was Anally, I think, deliver?
ed to the Rev. Mr. Porter. I never have re?
ceived or claimed compensation from any one
for obtaining pardons, and in 1865 and 18G6 I
did procure a very large number of pardons,
eome of them of immense value to the parties.
The rates generally charged at that time by
persons who received payment for such ser?
vices would, I believe, have paid me far more
money than my whole professional Income.
It may be that you can And in Mobile per?
sons sufficiently well Informed of men and
things in Charleston to tell you whether what
you havo published applies to Messrs. Gour?
din, Adger and Carew, or to tho court, or to
I have Indicated the course that I expect
from you arter receiving this, but lt ls for
you to act as you may be advised. I shall
walt a reasonable time for hearing from you.
And I am,
Your very obedient servant,
JAM ns B. CAMPBELL.
CAMPBELL VS. FBASER A CO., FRASER A CO. VS.
We ihe undersigned, to whom as mediators
r.he matters in controversy between James B.
Cumpbell against John Fraser 4 Co., on the
one elite, ano John Fraser <t Co. against James
B. Campbell ou the oilier bide, were referred
by ugreeinent of the parties concerned,
and who, by the terms of aubmi?sion, were
authorized to make "a Anal and complete
award as to all matters of the differences be?
tween George A. Trenholm, Theodore D. Wag?
ner, James T. Welsmau, William L. Tren?
holm aud ol hers, who have been of tne Arm
or Arms known as John Fraser & Co.. of the
on? p?rt. mid James B. Campbell of theoiher
pari," having given our most earnest consid?
?rai ion io tn? matters submitted, duringa
piohm-'ed. and, as we think, an exhaustive
investigation, and having carefully examined
the primed testimony presented on the trial
ot nm must lmponaut of ihe cases ia Issue,
and heard all that the parties in Interes; had
themselves to say, besides such other testi?
mony us we, or they, considered to be perti?
nent or Important io the elucidation ol the
questions under consideration, have arrived
ui tue conclusions which we now proceed to
The personal relations of the parlies seemed
to have been dlsturoeu only by the differences
ol a pecuniary characier which have ari-en
betwoen them, and lu tbls view their consid?
eration may very properly be postponed until
we shall have first disposed ol the causes
which produced them.
The matters of controversy and differences
aro Included and fully exhlbiied in the tour
several eulis at law now pending between the
patties, and these suits present the following
First. The claim o? Mr. Campbell ioreervlces
in procuring ihe restoration from the govern?
ment, to Jono Fraser & Co., ot tnelr property
in 1866. wherein beciaims as the value of such
services, seven aad a half per cent, on the
H8*e>-sed value ot the property, to wit, oa
$1 003.800 Ibe sum of $75,285 for said aervicefl.
In supp .rt of this claim, in tbe opinion of the
mediators, the following facts have been es
la?nhHrBt. That the services of Mr Camp?
bell were engaged by Mr. Wagner, the only
member ol the firm of John Fraser A Co. who
tn?thi ?iin.a5?',llon t0 make arrangements
?a?.?^? property, and that inch en
"WSS W? OQ the firm,
.hi '. .C0Dd- Tnat Ur- Campbell did render
semed req"lred by l?ow whom he repr?
crm;L^nlrdH,.,Tliat these "erviees; in the then
T??T1 ricon<1,l,on ot puWlo affaira, were ot S
cKcte^e7orad,?g JESr4*^ a pedlar
or tne performance ofwhloblfr
Campbel! was Darticul^rly flited. wmon?r*
(4.) Fourtb. That the services were on
ponune, and of great valueT,Jofi"ftEeS
Co, by reason of the fact that they fcSK
gained what, at the ?me, was of tSSSS.
portance to them, the immediate pomona
and control of their property, whicbTjf de?
terred to a later period, might have subjected
It to tbe payment of government claims to an
amount equal to, or even greater, than it
(6.) Fifth. That the compensation for this
service waa due add payable upo a ihe restora?
tion ol the property lo November, 1865, arid
was worth at that date, according io ihe
proof, from five (6) to Usn (10) per cent, of the
value of-the property.
These laois, according to tbe testimony pre?
sented in the case, and to which no rebutting
testimony was offered, would, in our view,
have Justified a recognition of the ? per cent,
as claimed by Mr. Campbell. - . /
But lhere was something beyond thia which
demanded our consideration. Mr Camnbetl'
while inseting that bisservloes ta thu nu!
ter were wor?i ibe larger compensation claim?
ed, did Blgblly his willingness to accept one
half ot the lowest (5 per cent.) and one-third
ihe average prool of value, as cash, on 30th
November, 1865, and Ihe. mediators feel-, that
they are Jnstlned in reducing bis ^Wm. on
the ground that be was, competent to decide;
for h impel? tne amount of compensation he
was willing to receive.:
Second, and now we cometo the second
point presented (or our consideration. Salt
was bronght : by the various firms bf John
I'ra* er A Co. against. Mr. Campbell, which, ?or
varions reasons that appear to be. technical or
professional, and not laminar to us, have buen
divided Into (Ares.
we have thought we could best discharge
our duties to ail concerned - by dealing with,
them as if they bad never been separated, and
were all embraced in a single tiuit ; and we
would add, in Hus connection, that our con?
struction ot the powers with which we were*'
Invested by ibe terms of ihe articles of sub?
mission of ail matters of differences between
th* parties in litiga'lon, required that we
soould consider together all tbe mailers ia
controversy, resorting io a separation only la
the interests of a lair and equitable aoj ist
We have devoted a very large portion of
labor and solicitude to the details and particu?
lars of the various transactions covered by
thew suits, because, as lt seems to' us, the per?
sonal lirlta?on, crimination and acrimoay ob?
servable In tbe,pleadlui(B have chit-fly arisen/
from this source. The testimony aa to .the;
claims and counter claims has been most cari .
tully examined and scrutin'Zed, and we have
endeavored io arrive at such a conclusion as -
to all maners in dispute, as would retntt in
exact and impartial justice to ail ihe,parties
concerned, and would leave us nothing to re?
it rrt lu any luture review ot thes-e proceeding*.
The stilts of John Fraser & Co. are- for
money at different limes, or io speak more
properly, from time to time paid or advanced
to Mr. Campbell for various' purposes,'roch as
purchase or railroad stock, on joint account,
for expenses io Washington in 1865. Ac, Ac.
An adolilonal c alm, not sued tm, was. also
brought torward, of about twelve hundred
dollars, tor office rent, and an Item of fl i ty
dollars, payment of which Mr. Campbell did
not resist; and this claim ls therefore allowed.
Against these suits Mr. Campbell, in
defence, set up conni er claims for gene?
ral und special ser cloe s different from,
and entirely Independ nt. of, the spacial
service sued for by bim; and in addi?
tion to this, claims lor money or his, in pos?
session ur J. i h ii Fraser ?Co., for money nor- -*
rowed by him lor tbelr use and advantage, on
bis liability, and so lorin, exceeding forgery ta
amount weat was sued for by John Fraser de
Jn reference to these claims and counter?
claims, lt was indispensable for a clear under?
standing of them lu tbe furtherance ot Justice,'
that testimony should be taken ae to tne rea- '
dinon of ihe services chanted tur, as well aa
to their value. They were malters that could
only be determined on prout, .tbe mor? e'fpe
claily as those who were called upon to aolu- '
ulc.ite them were Incompetent to decide
from their own knowledge or experience in
The services were professional, and they
could only be established boin as to their im
portance and tbe amount ot compensation,.07
those who, from familiarity with such subjects,
were alone competent to arrive at proper con?
clusions tn relation to them.
In deallog wlih this portion ot the .differ?
ences between ihe parties, we called to our
aid tbe best ot talent, Integrity and Impar?
tiality, that our Judgment suggested, aud oar
conclusions have been based upon their testi?
mony. . . . \: il
lu relation to the counter-claims of.Mr.,
Campbell, founded upon tbe money bf bis ta'
possession of John Fraser ?Co., and money
borrowed for their use and advantage, we
wera again compelled to depend entirely on
the proof adduced. There was nothing In the
circumstances surrounding these transactional
that could, in our view, Justify any opinion,
independent of testimony in regard to them,
at the time of their occurrence; and here, ai
before, we bad to depend upon the evidence
of those wbo were parties folly cognizant ot -
all tbe details accompanying tbe negotiation*
that founded tbe baals of these claims, and
upon whose statement In relation to them both
ibe parties to tn is controversy had expressed,
their willingness to rely.
as we have belora stated, these claims and
counter-claims have been careiully and closely
scrutinized, fur the two-fold purpose or doing
equal and exact Justice In the ascertainment
of amounts due upon them, and for the resto?
ration, if possible, of the personal relations of
the parties. As to ihe latter, we have lound,
no sufficient cause lor permanent, damaging -
charges, or suspicious on eitner. side. The
irritation and asperity so common in differ?
ences about money as to be almost natural,
have produced lo ibis case the usual conse?
quences, but with the final seulement of those
differences we think that all irritation should
be oblit?rai ed.
We are happy In being able to state.that,
upon conferring with the parties as to their
personal relations, they very promptly acqui?
esced in our views, and that? tnerefore, there i
?viii remain, out ol past differences, nb oh si a- '
cle to their dealing with each other as lt tait
controversy bad never existed.
As before stated, we have considered, aa
one, all ibe questions submitted io ns, and
thereupon we find that there WHS dne to Mr.
Campbell on the 30ih day or November last,
upou the tour suits, alter charging him with,
tbe special items not sued for, tne sum ot
ti ft y - ? wo i nousaud nine hundred and thirty
two 18-100 dollars.
Wuerefore, we, Henry Gourdin, . Robert
Adger, John E. Carew, by virtue and authority
of t he terms or submission unto us, do hereby
"adjust and determine the mattera of diff?r?
ence," and do hereby "dispose of the said roux
suits" aoove recited between the said parties,
and we award that lhere ls due from aud that
the said George A. Trenbolm, Theodore D.
Wagner, James J. Welsman and Wi-llam L.
Trennoim do pay unto the said James B.
Campbell the sum of fifty-two thousand nine
hundred and thirty two dollars and eighteen
I cenu?, ($52 932 18.) wiih interest tnereoo from
I tbe 30ih day ot November, 1871. at the rate of
twelve per cent per annum until the ?ame
shall be paid. - J
Expenses have been Incurred for a clerk ana
for a stenographer, which amount to $445. and
these are to be paid one-half by eacn party
say four han* .ed aud loriy-flve do! ara.
(Signed) H. GoDBDur,
VOifeueu; ROBERT A DO KB,
JNO. E. CABKW.
Charleston, January 26. 1872.
TUE I HIS a OlASt.
PmLADEXFBTA, AllgnSt 23, -
n'Raidwin arrived iieie wita his trainer and
aSmb^5K*era. He does not consider
fha match with Mace off, and hopes the meet- .
lng will yet bearranged.
TUE WEATHER I HIS DAY.
WASHINGTON, August 23.
Genera ilv clear weutner ls probable lor the
interior of the Southern Stales east of XIP>?8<
sippl, but partly cloudy weather, with poo :
areas ot rain; along the coast, est ".lally alon g
the South Atlantic.