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VOLUME IX.-_NUMBER 2070 CHARLESTON, MONDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 2, 18^2._EIGHT DOLL4HS A YEAR.
A PRODIGIOUS POW-WOW.
MASS KEE TTS G OF THE "REGULAR"
OB MOSES WING OF "THE PARTY."
Judge Helton Sbowi Vp tue Honesty
of th? Bolters' Candidate-Mole? Meets
the Charges Against Him-The Other
Speakers, ?nd wkst they Said.
The muss meeting of the regular Republi?
cans too BI place last evening in front of the
City Hall, and was a large assemblage. Dur?
ing the day the expected meeting had been
the all-absorbing topic ot conversation In local
political circles. The card of Hr. Bowen, in
yesterday's NEWS, was extensively discussed,
and the opinion was expressed that if, as Le
said, his object was to avert a difficulty he bad
taken tho very method to bring one about, by
indicating to his friends what they might do
to disturb the meeting, and then mildly ad?
vising them not to do lt. One prominent poli?
tician in the Moses Interest, however, treated
it aa a huge Joke. "His friends," said this
one, "why be hasn't got any friends. The
only crowd he has got Is a few of the butchers,
and they can't boiler. We've got all
the fishermen on oar side, and they're
the fellows to holler. They get used to lt,
yon know, crying their fresh fish in the morn?
ing." The big guns of the occasion arrived
on the morning train from Colombia, and
were entertained at the residence ot a well
known politician, where a little levee was 1
kept np all day. Daring the day, one of the; I
party'received a dispatch from Darlington 1
flaying *bat ev large mass meeting had been 1
held the re . on - Tuesday night, at which B. F. '
Woltteaiiore and H. W. Purvis had spoken; <
that, a vote being taken, the meeting anani- 1
moody declared for Hoses, and that Whltte- '
mora had thereupon publicly recanted bis alie-' 1
glance to the Bolters, saying that bis constltu-. 1
ents"had spoken;and he had "no policy to 1
oppose to the will of the people." This was 1
all very encouraging, and the Moses magnates '
were in a high condition of exaltation. I
In the other camp, tbe headquarters of 1
which are on Hayne 'street, affairs were 1
quieter, and the tone of conversation less Ja- 1
blunt, bat still hopeful. One of the politl- 1
clans interviewed our reporter as follows: : 1
"Dont you believe all these things you hear. (
about Bowen and Whltlemore going over to 1
the Begalars. I tell you Bowen ls going to '
be a candidate for sheriff on our ticket until 1
the last ballot Is counted, and be ls going to 1
make sn oh a combination as will capture all 1
yon Democrats and Becure his eleotloo. The 1
white people are all for Tomllnson too. We 1
?xe going to get five hundred votes for Tom?
llnson through this Steam Fire Department ?
here. We've got che money and the brains 1
and the backers to pat this thing <
throagj,and we are going todo it. II we '
don't elect our whole ticket we will elect <
Tomllnaon and Greene, and when they get In '
they^ean make lt hot for the other crowd. 1
Ton Democrats better come into tai a, If you .
want to be on the wianlog side. Tomllnson is 1
honest, yon. know, and as for the rest, hasn't I
Tbmllnson got a good right to ase them if lt <
win help him to get In? No, it isn't Corbin <
using Tomllnson ; lt is Tomllnson using Corbin, <
or, rather, It ls we fellows oslBg both of 'em. 1
Toa mark my words-Frank Moses will never t
be seated as Governor of South Carolina, o
Well hare him tripped ap, either before or t
siter the election; or, if we don't-well, I v
wont say what may happeo, bat how would *
you like to see martial law again in Sooth i
Carolina !? ?
The Mau Meeting. B
Long before the hour announced for the [c
meeting the crowd began assembling about t
the steps of tbe City Hall, aud at a iew minutes c
after eight the Central Campaign Club, head- (
ed by a band of music and about one thou:- 1
and strong, marched to the ground from MUI- e
tary Hall. After this the crowd became larger ?
and denser, until Broad street from below t
St. Michael's Church ap to and beyond the t
Guardhouse was filled with a compact assam- t
biage numbering about four thousand per- 1
sons. On the stage were General MOBO?, t
Judge Melton, Congressmen Elliott and Dd- 1
Large, Chief Justice Moses, Sheriff Mac tey, i
Coroner Tait, Treasurer Gurney, Commis- t
stoner Miller, M. B. Delany, and a host of 1
lesser lights of the local Radical party. 1
Alfar a little music from the band, Captain t
J. J. Yoong called the meeting to order, and a
nominated tbe following officers, who were v
elected: B. W. M. Hackey, president; R. C. t
DeLarge, Wm. Gurney, W. N. Taft, M. R. De- t
Jany, W. J. McKinlay, G. I. Cunningham, F. C. V
Miller, E. P. Wall, E. B. Seabrook, W. G. c
fields,' Wm. Glover, J. A M us h lng ton and Ii
Louis Douneman, vice-presidents; H. C. Hi- p
nott, J. J. Young, H. W. Hendricks, T. H. F
Jones and G. M. Magrath, secretaries. s
Sheriff Mackey was then introduced, and
after expressing his gratification at the tre- s
mendous audience that had been gathered to c
ratify the nomination ot tbe Moses ticket, he t
spoke of the rival demonstration that bad I
bee n gotten ap a week ago la the TomUnson c
interest. He said he knew that he and his <
xriends bad leen charged with breaking up
that meeting, but his audience knew fall well
that the fallare of the meeting was because 1
the people themselves bad so little respect I
and confidence In the speakers that they would i
not Uaten to them. He then Introduced, with l
a glowing euloglum, Judge S. W. Melton, who i
was received with three cheers by the audi- 1
SPEECH OF JUDGE MELTON. ,
Judge Melton made an extended speech, be- i
ginning with the history of this State during ]
and since the war, and a vindication of his 1
reasons for becoming a Republican. He dis- i
claimed any feeling ot hostility to that vast I
majority of the white people of the State wbo i
differed with him ia politics, and paid a high i
tribute to the worth and character ol the peo- i
pie ofhis native State. He believed that the I
reason the colored men bad been compelled i
to torn to the carpet-bagger for leadership and :
advice was because the native South Carol!- I
mans had refused to lead them. The colored
people, in their Ignorance and inexperience, i
had to have white men to lead them; there >
was a demand for white men, and, as is al- 1
ways the case, that demand found Its supply. <
He had no words of opprobrium for honest <
Republicans coming to the South, but for I
those men who had come with their ?
shrunken carpet-bags, intending only to swin- !
die a fortune for themselves out bf this State <
and then return to their native North, be bad I
the most otter contempt. The result of cap- 1
pet-baglsm had been that the State was bank- <
rapt in funds, In resources and lu credit, and i
was left standing before the .civilized world a I
barning disgrace to Republican institutions. .
There was no use mincing words about the '.
matter, and the State had been run clear into ?
the ground by unbounded and unprecedented
localities. The white men from the North ]
came down here, took charge of affairs and ;
ionnd the colored men docile, obedient and (
anxious to discharge their new duties o? ci t i- -
zenshlp io an honest and creditable mi
Among them came his esteemed frlem
Reuben Tomlinson, his other hlgbl
spected friend, the Hon. D. T. Corbin
many others whom it was unnecessary to
tlon. One of those men was now the Bi
candidate for Governor, and he had c
two little remarks to make about him
came down here in 1862, landed ut Rei
and engaged in the occupation of a sc
master. That was very laudable thus fat
if he had stuck to teaching school he \
probably not have had to say these t
against him. But be only pursued that pi
sion unlit reconstruction came, when hi
elected a representative in the General Ai
bly. At that time the colored people hi
Idea of bribery and corruption, and, but fo
teachings they soon received, they woulc
be pure and uncorrupted. Eut bribery
brought to them, and they were hi
to be blamed for beginning it.
State then had a bank, ot the bill
which a large amount bad been issued b<
the war. Those bills were bought up in
and 18C8 by a few sharp men. and one ol
first statutes enacted in this State by the
Legielaiure was an act to issue bonds tc
deem those bills. That act was passed thrc
the Legislature by means of bribery,
would not name the bribers, bul he hat
ready mentioned them, and they'still hall f
Charleston County. Next bis esteemed fri<
Mr. Reuben Tomlinson, was elected andi
ind in 1868, while be was auditor, a bill
passed creating the sinking fand and Bini
fund commission. Toe direct object ot
Ml was to enable the Greenville Railroad I
o obtain for themselves, for a mere song,
ihares of stock of the Greenville and Col
ila Railroad then owned by tho State, anc
charged directly that that bill was passed
means of bribery, and that Tomlinson
connected wit ti the passing of that bill,
vas a prominent member ofthat Ring. In 1
transaction he prostituted his office, beti
sd his trust, debauched the Legislature, i
pilfered the property of the Slate. In cai
ing out the conspiracy he got James L. C
nil o then had the confidence of the white j.
ale of the up-country, to induce them to t
their shares In the Greenville Road for a m
pittance, and for that service James
Orr was well rewarded. . The Ring |
possession of the road, and the comps
was reorganized. A Pennsylvania man \
made Its president, another Pennsylva
man was made vice-president, and Rent
Tomlinson was made the treasurer, at a sal
of.three thousand dollars a year.? He wai
one and the same time treasurer of the Gre
ville Road at three thousand dollars per :
num, auditor of the State at twenty-five hi
ired dollars, and member ot the LeglBlatt
il about one thousand dollars. It was se
that, about that time Tomlinson had gone
Corbin and told him that there was a terril
lot of stealing going on around him, and
thought he had better resign, a
.Lat Corbin had said, "Tes, Reube
rou had bet) er get out ot that. Sci
s a thief, Parker us a thief, Neagle
i thief, Cardozo ls a thief; they all a
hieres. You had better elide out, old bc
ind get away." But if they had discovered ;
hat why did they not stand up and denoun
he frauds as they were bound by their oat
& a senator and a representative ol the peop
0 do. Just about that time another little J<
vas sprung, by which the right to mine tl
vhole phosphate deposits of this State w
riven to ?private corporation for the pltlf
oyalty of one dollar per ton. Tomlinson wi
1 member and Corbin was a member of th;
lonsplracy. It required fifty thousand dolla
o get that bill through the Legislature, b<
lause ll; was a swindle, and Tomlinson as
tobin were the men who put lt Ihrongl
Chen Governor Scott vetoed the bill. Tomlli
ion up no that moment had been the frten
ind spokesman of the Governor, but that da
hey had a falling out, and they never hav
>een friends since. It required $75,000 mor
o pass the bill over the Governor's veto, an
ie chat ged that Tomlinson was engaged i
hat. He charged that when the senators n
used to trust the promises of future pay mer
nade to them by the man who was employe
o lobby lt through the Senate, Reuben Tom
Inson came forward and pledged his persons
alth and credit that the bribes should be pad
hem. That, he said, he stood ready to prov
igainst Reuben Tomlinson whenever an?
v here vcr he chose to meet lt. He also charg?e
hat when he left the office of the State audi
or he left it, first, to take charge of the Green
?lie and Columbia Railroad Ring, and, Bec
>ndiy, to put up the phosphate Job, and tba
ie got for his services $40,000 worth of phos
ihate stook and the treasurership of the com
lany, of which D. T. Corbin was the presiden!
Judge Melton closed with an appeal lo the
m Hence In support of the regular candi
lates, and Sheriff Mackey, [after another In?
clude by the band, introduced General
if oses as the nominee of the regular Repnbll*
ian party of South Carolina for their next
SPEECH OP UESKBAL MOSES.
Mr. Moses was received with a perfect ova?
tion of cheers, and made a spirited and effec?
tive speech. He repeated the pledges of the
regular Republican party, and promised theil
ait ht'ui fulfilment in the event of his election,
ind he then proceeded to make an answer to
the charges which had been brought against
lim. He said that if he were there as an in
llvldual he would not open his Ups In expla?
nation or denial, but as the candidate of the
Sepubllcan party, he believed lt a duty which
le owed to the party and the people to meet
ind refute those charges. He said,
Irst, that although he had boen con?
nected with the State Government
?nee 1863, he had never been In such
a position as to have control of one dol?
lar ol its finances. Those finances were
managed by regularly constituted boards-the
Snanolal board, the land commission board,
the sinking fund commissioners. His name
was to be found among none ot them, and he
declared, upon his responsibility and honor as
a man, that there had never during his official
Ufe been an occasion when one dollar of the
State money had to pass through his hands,
directly or Indirectly. For many months,
however, all the little dogs In the party, Tray,
Blanche and Sweetheart, had been barking at
him, and on that day a little paper In Charles?
ton had propound 3d a terrible string ol ques
tlons for him to answer that evening. He
would not shrink from answering all those
questions, and he challenged that paper to
earch the record for themselves and ascertain
if his answer was in the least degree false or
Equivocal. He then read from the Charleston
Republican the first question, which was as
In the first place, we desire to ask the gen?
tleman if he will make affidavit to the denial
be published In the Columbia papers a lew
days since, In refutation in general of the
charges urged against him, and which article
was copied in the Charleston press. Empty
statements will not no. What the
want is proof, and not proof from quest!
He said he agreed with the editor
paper that what the people wanted was
and proof from unquestionable sources,
was the first time he had ever heard of
Bon arraigned upon any charge being
to make an affidavit that he was not gull
was not his duty to prove a negative, bu
the people wanted and what he demand?
the affidavits of those who brougt
The second question, which he also r<
the audience, was as follows:
Secondly. Will the gentleman explali
furnish by proof, hie innocence of the f<
lng, In reference to the Roberts Arms Ci
ny and the American Metallic Ammui
Company ? It ls charged tbat, 'in the c
the Roberts Arms Company, though the
pany received but $2500, tbe account was
out against the State for $44,250. Th?
tract, which was for the adoration ot
thousand Springfield rifles, to breech-loa
was made on the part of the State ol I
Carolina by F. J. Moses, Jr., as adjutan
inspector-general. Thousands upon thom
of dollars more were spirited from the Su
these arms transactions, ali of which' ai
clearly chargeable to F. J. Moses, and,
haps, R. K. Scott."
In reply to this charge he sa!d that whi
was first made la the report of the Joint er
financial investigating committee be had
lo bis place in the Assembly and made hil
fence. He bad then demanded that the
sembly should, if they believed him gi
take immediato steps to investigate his
duct. That defence had been at the
I published in the Charleston daily papers,
' even they had done him the justice to say
I the charge so far as be was concerned
been cleared away. The writer of the i
mlltee's report had afterward admitted
same thing in the General Assembly,
then proceeded with a repetition of the es
I nations whloh he made last winter, which i
to the effect that he had been ordered bj
Governor to make contracts for the altera
of 10,000 guns; that be had absolutely noll
to do with the transaction except to n
the contracts, the financial agent being dil
ed to pay the bills; that he contracted for
alteration of 6000 at $8 36 each, and for 500
nine dollars each ; that tbe sum- total of all
contracts which he made for the State
$123,000; that the amount charged on.
financial agent's books on those accounts
$206,000, but that he had no more com
lion with or responsibility for those paymt
than any private citizen, and that the vot
ers, contracts and proofs of those assert}
were on file both in the treasurer's office i
the adjutant general's office, where any (
zen of the State had a right to go and exam
them, and test the truth of his assertion?.
The next question was as follows:
Thirdly. We want to know something ab
that ill,OOO on the armed force quest!
Will Mr. Moses explain this ? Will he tell
people tbut it was a draft cashed by cert:
parties, (weknow who,) for certain servli
rendered ? No dodging of ibis. Let lt bri
I Into disrepute whom lt may, give us the la
I backed by Incontrovertible proof. The p
pie demand lt ! Tuey huve a right to kn ou
In reply to this he said that the opini
seemed to be cv .rent that the armed foi
fund had something to do with the adjutai
general's office because lt was for milita
purposes, but the fact was that nobody b
anything to do with the drafts upon that fu
but ibe Governor. As to the eleven tho isa
dellars of the armed force fund which we
charged to him between November, 1871, ai
June, 1872, it had nothing to do with a
transactions during that period, and was n
paid out at that lime. That money was pa
to him for legitimate military expenses ai
for the use of the adJutanl-geBeral's depai
ment in - the summer ol 1871, fully- oi
y;ar ago. The Governor at that tin
gave bim two warra rm upon ll
State treasury, one for fflve tboueai
dollars, and.tho other for BIX thousand do hu
but there was no money in the treasury to pi
the warrants and thej had to be dlscounte
They were accordingly discounted, and la
winter, when there was money In the treasur
the parties who held them brought them lo
ward, and they were paid, so that they wei
charged on ibe treasury books as though tb?
had been paid out at that time and to hie
For all ihoBe facts the proofs were on file In tt
treasurer's and adjutant-general's office, ac
they were such proofs as a public officer had
right to offer. If those proofs were not sufi
clent, he could only say lhat no citizen of th
State was safe from the charges of malicious c
In reply to the charge of Issuing frauduler
pay certificates, he fell back upon tho repot
of Treasurer Parker, and declared that the
document would prove conclusively that tb
charge was untrue, and he took occasion put
Hely to brand the men who made it as Infa
mous liars. He also demanded them to prc
duce the evidence upon which their assertion
were based, and show to the people of Soutl
Carolina whether he had been Issuing f raudu
lent pay certificates, or whether his accuser
had been lying. He Blood before the people con
scions of the Immense responsibility devolving
upon the position be occupied. He acknow?
ledged that the parly he represented had beef
guilty of errors In the past, but hoped that 1
would redeem them In the future. Ht
solemnly affirmed the earnestness of bis part]
in Baying that the government of South Caro
Una must and should be purified. There wa;
an opportunity afforded all men for repen?
tance, and there never had been a grandei
opportunity for the repentance of his partj
over past errors. He invited ihe white peo?
ple of the State to come forward and lend
their aid in restoring general prosperity, and
promised that, should he be elected, he would
lend a ready ear to every mau who might ap?
ply for protection ot right or redress of wrong.
His panydid dot wish to rob the white people
of their rights; they desired rather to protect
them In the enjoyment thereof. They wished
to fill up the chasm which had been riven
between tbe white man and .the black, no
with dead men's bones, but by burying within
it every division of sentiment, BO that ihe two
races could clasp their hands above it and
march forward for the good of the Stale.
Many persons had assailed him and filled the
air with harsh sayings to his injury, but he
could raise his right hand to Heaven
and affirm that should he enter the guber?
natorial chair it would be without cherleh
ishing one spark of resentment in his
bosom. He concluded by making a strong
appeal to the Democrats to come
forward and assist In rescuing the State from
ruin, but declared that, whether they respond?
ed or not, his party were determined that their
rights should not be impaired in any degree,
and ho pledged himself to that effect.
Moses was followed by R. B. Elliott, who
pitched into the Bolters and handled them
roughly In detail, charging them all with
being members of the financial Ring which
had brought the State to Us present ruined
condition. He arraigned ex-Goveraor Orr for
j giving his sanction to the measures ol the
Legislature of 1865 and 18B6, which tended to
deprive the colored people o? all their rights.
True to his political oharacter, he was
soon afterwards found edging over to the win?
ning party, and he at?engih ?ame to oe con?
sidered aii'aduasl Repriblioan''''The Governor
was thrown overboard with the remark that
he was unworthy of the confidence of any
person whomsoever. He charged Corbin
with having received ten thousand dollars for
supporting the Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road consolidating bili, and' with having
seven thousand more accredited to bim on
the bookB of that company, for which no
proof could be adduced ot his having ren?
dered professional services of any kind.
He declared himself ready to prove both
charges. The reBt of bis speech was merely a
reiteration of what he said at Chester a week
ago. He ended by reading a telegram pur?
porting to have been received from Grant yes?
terday, stating that the Bolters had no sympa"
thy at the White House. Before Elliott had.
begun to think of' ending his speech, the
crowd showe'd evident signs ol weariness, and
by the time that he concluded but a handful
Colonel William N. Tafe then offered a reso?
lution ratifying the nominations of the Regu?
lars, and the vote being taken a rousing re?
sponse of ayes was given, and tbe resolution
was declared adopted unanimously.
Delany followed, and made a lame excuse
for being backed out of the Willard move?
ment; want of friends, he said, was the
cause. He entertained the crowd for a long
time with stale anecdotes and ribald Jests.
Adams and Gleaves wonnd up the meeting
with short speeches. The meeting was/ de-j
dared adjourned at hall-past one o'clock.
BENJAMIN AT THB ENGLISH BAB.
K n gi I s ii IJTgal Honors to the Ex-Secr<
iary of State of the Confederacy.
The English Solicitors' Journal, of August
' The lord chancellor bas conferred "silk"
upon Mr. J. P. benjamin, barrister at law ol
lue Northern Circule Mr. Beujamin was bora
1811, ia the British West InaleS, and com?
menced the practice ot the law lo New Or?
leans, between thirty and forty years ago.
Durlug the twelve years which preceded ihel
breaking out of the war between tue North-'
ern uud Southern States of America, and dur-'
ing the same period, or the greater part ot lt,
he led the har bet?re the Supreme Court ol,
Washington. In those days to bd a senator'
was a ulgh distinction. He became, os ls
well known, secretary of the State depart-,
ment to the Government of the Conf?d?rale
States, under Jefferson Davis ; hu ulter
waruB became war i secretary, and held
timi office at the time ol'the battle of Bull
Kuu; eventually he became Becreiary of the
State department again. In the latter posi?
tion he conducted ail the correspondence and
negotiations with other countries. He was
witu Jefferson Davis at the end of the war, aud
after numerous hair-breadth escapes succeed?
ed lu getting lu an old open boat irom Florida
to the Bahamas,-whero he landed lo a small
port. He was shipwrecked In going from
thence to Nassau lu a vessel laden wi i h sponge;
was picked up by a Brlilsh man-of-war; at lust
got to st. Thomas, but the steamer in which
he came home caught fire and put back. How?
ever, he arrived la England at length, in 1865,
and became a pupil.lu October, 18G5, (ufW
navlug entered at Lincoln's Inn,) of Mr. C. E.
Pollock, now Q. C. His fellow pupils were
Messrs. K'-nelm ?. Digby, (Vlncrlua professor
0? law ai Ox lord,} ana Morris Davis, mirria ter
at law, and Mr. Kenrick, (or the Arm of BookB,
Kenrick & Harstou) solicitor, Lincoln's Inn.
Hd was cal.ed to the bar in 1866, ex speciall
gratia, waving the usual period ol Biudeui
dlilpou account ot his high legal knowledge
und experience. His progress lowurd the at?
tainment of the practice at the English bar
was at first slow, and though his abilities
and experience titted him tor leading, his
poem MI at the bottom of ihe Junior bar pre?
vented leading business (rom being giveu to
ulm. He gradually, however, obtained and
Increased a practice, principally In Liverpool
and Manchester cases. He was retained for
the defendants, and argued lu Chaucery, at
Lincoln's loo, In the well known cate ot
"United Sutes of America vs. Wagner," (15
W. R., 1026.) und Doited States of America vs.
McRae, (15 W. C., 1128.) which were suits
Ins.urned by the Government of the Uolted
'auiiea for an account of property, ships'
money and goods come lo the hands ot the
defendants as agents ot the Confed?rale
Slates. His arguments in ihese cases were
noticed at trie time as combining strlci
legal accuracy with a persuasive and
adroit rhetoric, two ailrlbuteB which
comparatively seldom run together, the
latter being, indeed, a somewhat ?carce
commodity at the equity bar. About
this time be employed the time which huug
ou ms hands lo composlug his well knowu
book on ihe "Contract ot Sute." About three
years ago Mr. Justice Hannon, recognizing
his abilities and the difficulty of his position,
gave him (as a justice In Evre lins a right to
do.) Palatine "silk." lor Lancashire. Mr. Ben?
jamin's position as one of the first advocates
and lawyers at the common bar ls now fairly
recognized. It fa understood that he applied
for a silk gown attbe last creation of Q. CV;
ms application, however, was not tu that
time successful, probably on account ot the
short period of his English practice. Ills
stated that he now receives his silk gown In
consequence of the Lord Chancellor having
been so impressed with the ability of his re?
cent argument before the House ot' Lords lu
Ihe case of "Pelter vs. Rankin," us to consid?
er that ll would be unjust to wllhhold from
him the precedence ot a Q. C.
THE VERMONT ELECTION.
. NEW YORK, September 4.
I The World puts me Republican majority on
the Governor In Vermont at 26,000 and says
nothing editorially. The Herald's latest dis?
patch gives 27,0U0, and eays: "Both parties
old their best to win, and ihe result ls, there?
fore, very significant." The Tribune puts the
majority at about 25,000 on a rather full vote,
aud says, editorially: "The complete returns
will probably show an Increased volo for boto
parties, btu larger for the Lioerals and Demo?
crats than the renomination party. Consider?
ing their utter hopelessness ot carrying ihe
State, the opposition have done very well."
The Times puts Hie majority at 26,000. Tue
Herald's White River Junction special says:
"The arrangement by which ihe Liberals and
Democrats were to exchange votes on tn?
Governor and Legislature was not carried
out by the Democrats. Furthermore, as many
disaffected Democrats joined ihe Republicans
as disaffected Republicans Joined the Demo
crats." So far, five D.-mocrats aud one Libe?
ral are elected to thc Legislature.
MONTPELIER, September 4.
The Senate is unanimously Republican. The
majority will be probably 25,000.
LOSS OF A BRIG.
SAVANNAH, September 4.
The American brig Michael aud Annie, from
Darien to Philadelphia, With ninety thousand
feet olliiinber, water-logged on me 29m, lorty
8ix miles non!) of : oboy, was struck by a gale
and turned bouom upwards. Her crew ur
rlved here to-day. No Insurance.
A CRUM OF COMFORT.
WILMINGTON. DEL., September 4.
The election In Wilmington, Delaware,
shows heavy Democratic gains. Joshua L.
Simms, Democrat, ls elected mayor by over
one hundred majority; tho first Democratic
mayor since 1860. There are Republican
losses in every ward.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, September i.
Southeasterly to southwesterly winds and
cloudy weather lor the south Atlantic Slates,
with, probably, areas of rain on Thursday
afternoon and evening. Partly cloudy wea?
ther from Tennessee io the Gulf, with fresh
and occasional brisk southerly and southwest?
THE THREE (LESARS.
VISIT OF THE EMPERORS OF RUSSIA
AND AUSTRIA TO THE KAISER.
Napoleon III on tlie Significance and
Probable Result* of the Approaching
[Brighton (August 18) Cor. London Telegraph.] '
Ata moment when ?ivery politician ls spec?
ulating upon the result which may be -expect?
ed to follow the meeting shortly to take place
at Berlin between the Emperors of Germany,
Austria and Russia, it cannot but be very in?
teresting to the English public to have some
idea ot the sentiment; with which this Impor?
tant event is regard? d by one who not long
since was greater than either-whose wura
was peace or war-whose voice, according to
some, may yet again be the most powerful lo
Europe-Napoleon III. During a visit which
I hau the honor of paying bis majesty yester?
day, tbe conversation, turned upon this sub*
ject; and, as may be supposed, various opin?
ions were expressed as to the -real ' object
which the three potentates-or rather, pethaps
lt should be said, i'rlnce Bismarck-bad in
view when lt was arranged that they should
assemble In the Prussian capital. Upon ono
point those present were agreed-that the
three sovereigns did not propose to meet fur
the mere exchange of compliments, but that
they bad some nigh political purpose to ac?
complish. Nor was.there much difference on
another point-that one or the principal en?
deavors would be to prevent an Immediate
quarrel among themselves, sp that tlie vast
oodles of troops whi-m are being constantly
drilled and the Immense armameuts now be?
ing prepared by eacli ol the three powerful
nations should not be directed-ut ali events
Just now-against either of the Emplres'wp
.resented. But it was ,nought to be very un?
likely that the Emperors would confine their
deliberations lo ttiese mutual ConCeS-lOOB, and
that tbey would not take Into serious consider?
ation the much larger question how tnelr
agreement would affect other powers, and
above all, tbe position of France.
Our discussion strangely followed the
course of argument employed in an article re?
cently published in the Pall Hall Gazette. Bus- i
ala, lt was remarked, If sue genuinely and
Anally gave up her deiilgns In Eastern Europe,
would cease to be Russia, and the Czar who;
was Instrumental In et iori a surrender would!
not long remain Czar. For her to give up
those designs, even In appearance, ls a very
great sacrifice, which nu-t gall ?ter pride, and;
which makes the government suspected and
disliked by-the National'party, lt happens
thar, for different reasons, the three cowers
want, at this momear, one and the same
thing But they want it each lor different
and-even opposite reasons; and this lact is
held to be quite enough to Insure that they
wlll not lon* pursue their ends lu harmony.
Russia warns peace that she may gather
strength to resume her traditional policy. Ger?
many wants pease, that she may orgaulze her
new empire and set France and Russia at de?
fiance. Austria wants peace that ehe may
consolidate - the Empire which ls still left
her, oppose a permament barrier to the
advance of Russia In Europe, and, per?
haps, become once more a German
oower. Russia may very well be anxious that
France should not rush Into war too soon,
since, in that case, she would have either to
see a future ally crushed or to fight at a great
disadvantage. But she can have no desire
i hat Franc? should be permanently kept down.
Germany and Austria may very well be willing
io be on good terms with Russia, BO long as
she consents not in any way to iuterfere wilh
their wishes. Tbe moment, however, that
Russia feels atroDg enough to recall this con?
sent, Germany and Austria will not have the
means of purchasing it of ber. Such were the
views that prevailed lu our conversation.
"Permit mn to ask, Sire." said one of the
party, "whether your Majesty thinks Prince
Bismarck may have been anxious that the
three Emperors sfrottlffr- meet for tho iitpmsi
purpose of isolating Frunce and crippling her
as much as possible ?"
"Ir. ls impossible lor me to knew," replied
the Emperor, "what the precise object ol'
their Imperial Majesties may be. If you sus?
pect that the position of France may form an
Important matter to be taken into censldera
tlon by the conference lt Is well you should
consider what IN the actual condition ot that
country at this moment-wheiher there is any
thing in tue conduct of the government
which might form a pretext lor Germany to
take any precautions as those which you
"Sire," observed an English gentleman, "to
Germany lt must appear almost a certainty
that France will never submit to the misfor?
tunes which befell ber-that she ls straining
every nerve to revenge the lusiilts to winch
she has been subject-and consequently tbat
the peace professions ot M. Thiers must be
"Words are nothing when they are contra?
dicted by UCIB," returned his Majesty, with
marked emphasis. "When I was at the head
ol the army. M. Thiers was furious If I pro?
posed to spend an extra fra no upon lt. Yet
M. Thiers, who declared against the slightest
additional outlay then, bas Increased Hie cost
of the army by one hundred million iranca,
besides which he has Bpent fifty or slxiy mil?
lions of francs without any authority what?
ever. M. Thiers protests that he is all for
peace; that lie desires nothing but peace; that
France has no Intention ol' going to war; that
lils one object now ls to develop the trade and
commerce of the country. Very well, Tnese
are his words. What dowe Bee? All his acts
Hhow that he has a design of going to war in
two or three years. So much lor nts proles
?lons of peace. And how does he propose to
develop the resources of the country and
extend Us trade ? By a system of protection."
These words were sponen with a decision
and correctness whicu plainly proved how
deep was the interest of the Emperor In tbe
future ot the couniry be loves so well. Con?
tinuing his observations be showed how sin?
cere were his wishes on the subject of free
trade, and how greatly he regretted the retro?
grade policy of M. Thiers, who believes that the
way to Increase the commercial prosperity of a
nation id by increasing prohibitive tariffs.
Although the Emperor did not exnress In
d?duite and explicit terms bis views upon the
general result of the ensuing meeting at
Berilo, ihe distinct impression left by bis
words was that any compact whloh the three
Emperors may make will last so long as cir?
cumstances are favorable, and it ls absolutely
to the interest of the three contracting parlies
that the agreement shall remato in force; but
that wheo tbe time for aggression or defence
shall have arrived their conduct will be in?
fluenced, not by veroal or written agreements
entered Into at Berlin, but by the circumstan?
ces and necessities ol the hour.
"Will your Majesty allow me to inquire
whether you regard the approaching confer?
ence as dangerous io ihe peace ot Europe ?"
said one of ihe party.
"As I have observed," was the reply, "I
have no sped 1 means ot knowing what ld the
precise object which ihelr Imperial Majesties
may cont?mplate, but I do not think the meet?
ing caa be regarded as dangerous lo the peace
of Europe." .
At this point in the conversation there was
a general expression of regret that ihe Coo
gress to consider the unsettled European
questions, which was proposed by the Em?
peror when at the height of bis power, aid
not meet with acceptance by other leading
States, and particularly by England. In proof
ot the determination of Hie German military
authorities that they would close Frunce in on
every side, and give her no chance of an ad?
vance on the Rhine, one of the party drew lils
Majesty's attention io the report which had
been published, both In some of the French
and ol the Englisn newspapers, that the Ger?
mans would not surrender Belfort. The Em?
peror, however, would not credit Hie state?
ment. "I cannot think lt," lie said. "I do
not believe ihn Germans have any intention
of keeping ihe fortress. It is very indiscreet ;
on the part of the directors ol the Frenen j
newspapers to agitate such a question, unless
ii was known to be true. Some of the French
newspapers, I am sorry to say, are not con?
ducted with BO much common sense as the
English newspapers. As a general rule, the
English newspapers reflect public opinion
thc French newspapers are too oiten the
organs of faction."
A SOUTH SEA MASSACRE.
LONDON, September i,
A dispatch from Melbourne reports that the
entire crew of the ship Lavinia were massa?
cred by the Sooth Sea Islanders.
THE M AN AS S AS TRAGEDY.
Thc Seducer, Clark, Shot in Elli Cell
His slayer Surrenders Himself to the
Our telegrams baye already given a brief
account: of. the shooting, oh Saturday morning
last, of James F. Clark, the alleged seducer
and abductor of Miss. Fanny Fewell, while
lying In his cell, by Rhoda Fewell, a brother ot
the young lady, who went, to the Jail for the
purpose, sought the cell of the prisoner, and
fired upon him through the bars. A dispatch
to the Alexandria Gazette from Brentsvlll?
gives the following additional particulars:
About five minutes beiore the firing com?
menced a man was discovered, by persons sit?
ting on Mr. Kicchloe'a porob,- stealing cau?
tiously toward the front door of the Jail, and
obBerved to enter. These persons paid no
attention, supposing him to be the brother of
the jailor. In a lew minutes the firing and
cries were heard, and Major Thornton and Mr.
Lipscomb, deputy clerk, both hurried to the
spot, and, on entering the door, the major,
?who was the first to get there, saw Feweil,
with a pistol Io each band, In the act of firing
through the Iron-grated door at Clark, who
bad been tasen from the debtor's room lo the
upper Btory of the jail and placed in a cell ou
the ground door, the door ot which opens on
the right as you enter from ihe front door.
Fewell states that he went direct to the
debtor's room, and not finding him- there ex?
amined all trie cells up stake, thea came down
and found Clark lying oh the bed in that cell.
Fewell had shot three times before any one
arrived, and was lu the act of firing, his last
shot when Major Thornton seized him and
attempted to take bim away, bat did bot suc?
ceed, owing to the tact that Fewell had his Mt
arm bent on the Inside of the door, with which
he fired his last shot, then walked to the door
and escaped In the direction be came. C n
opening the door ol the cell there was great
contusion. Clark evidently had used every
means at his disposal to defend him?
self; a pitcher, Inkstand and a heavy
glass salt cellar were al In numberless
fragments about the door; he then used
a table as a shield, but to no effect. Clark,
after be waa shot, got on the side ot the bed.
was perfectly rational, and requested that
somebody would stand outside and guard the
window, that '.'he was afraid Bhoda would
come back and shoot him;" Bald he was shot in '
the breast,' and on examination o? the wound
lt was discovered that the ball had passed on
th? left side of the heart and In oiose proxim?
ity to lt and lodged In the back bone. Upon a
subs?quent examlnatloc the physicians lound
another wound In the back, the second ball
having penetrated a shun distance into the
flesh, which Dr. Simpson extracted,and which
proved io be a navy ball.
A warrant was Immediately Issued for Few
ell's arrett, but, oefore lt was drawn up by
the magistrate, Fewell appeared In our vil?
lage, jumped tn bis father's carriage and drove
to Maoasaes with Mr. Vernes, who, at the
solidi anon o? Rhoda's father, who bad heard
irom the conductor on the morning train that
he hod gotten oh* at Bristoe, came over to
Brentsvllle to stop any attempt that Bhoda
might make, but arrived here tea minutes too
late. Wheo they reached there, Bhoda gave
himself up to Mr. Butler. J. P. Clark's condi
tion at one time was supposed lo oe extreme?
ly critical by the medical men In attendance
upon him, whereupon his ?talement of the
affilr was taken before a magistrate as bia
dying declaration. He states as follows:
"I was lying on the bed about bali asleep; I
was aroused by hearing the room door open;
on looking I saw a pist il palmed through the
Inside door, in Bhoda Fewell'e bands; I Jumped
up and ran to Uie corner on the rittht band
side of ihe door; as I was going to ihe corner
be fired on me and missed me; I ran lo the
corner on the oiher Bide of the door, bo shot
at rr.e again; I saw him poke the pistol again
through the door and I grabbed lt; lt was
about the size of a navy pistol; I tried to wrest
1", from bim but failed; he then drew a smaller
M*M ?rH Tim that trnft tool m? 'n the breast;
Just before be fired the last shot Major Thorn?
ton came and endeavored to slop him from
About five o'clock on Saturday evening
Rhoda Fewell was brought over here in cus?
tody of the sheriff, aided by other officers; he
desired to obtain ball by a writ of habeas cor?
pus, but his friends advised him to go to Jail
and await Ihe result of Clark's wounds. Judge
Sinclair, comraonwealtn's attorney, had a
guard of eight men placed around the jail.
?V we H's examinait jn will probably take place
on Monday next.
On Sunday Clark was still living, but thought
to be worse. Five physicians have seen bim
and report variously upon his condition, whilst
all concede lhat rt ls a dangerous wound, and
thal symptoms ot a varieu character may de?
velop themselves at any lime In ihe course ol
a few days. Clark was removed yesterday lo
the debtors' cell, and every assistance render?
ed him. Feweil ls conflned In the same cell
he shot Clark In.
THE WORM AND ITS WORK.
Terrible Ravages of the [Caterpillar In
Florida-The Crop Cat Short.
[Extract from a Private Leiter.]
GAINESVILLE, FLA., September 2.
The condition of the crops under a general
and more careful Inspection ls moat disheart?
ening. The caterpillar has done its work, and
as lor as further production goes, the crop ls
destroyed. O.d planters say ihey have never
Been them so general, or their work more
thorough. Ali that now remains ls to gather
the open bolls. Picking will have been com?
pleted by tue 25th of (september. Under the
combined Influences of drought, rust and
worm the crup has opened very rapidly, ban
the early receipts are, however, tue indica?
tion of a very snort crop, not either a large or
forward one. It will take from ten to fliteen
acres io ihe bale. Farmers are very despon?
dent. Their corn crops are poor, and unless
they realize full prices for their cotton, many
will be compelled to stop planting.
Thc Caterpillar In Georgia.
A correspondent of the Savannah News
wrlies from" Cairo, Thomas County: "The
caterpillars have made their appearance In this
section by the million. I was lu a cotton patch
yesterday; I Baw that they were ealing right
ahead on lt. 1 saw but few grown worma,
yei toey had eaten the top leaves so that they
looked like net work. I ihlnk they will eat lt
out entirely in another week. Two months
ago the crop was as promising as it was ever
kuowu lu this section; bm lt ls changed now,
for the rust has injured early cottou very ae
rlously, and the ooh worms bave done, and
are still doing, much damage to the crop.
The conon weed, where the rust did not kill
lt, has growu unusually large, aud some
farmers complain ot their cottou roiling in
the boll, owlug lo the wet weather. I.thlnk the
rust, caterpillars, boll worms, aud other dis?
asters altogether, will cut off tue crop fully
Toe Albany, Ga., News Bays: "Old practical
farmers luiorm us that they have never seen a
poorer prospect lor a cotton crop in this aec
tiou of the btate than the present. Caterpil?
lars, rust and rain are playing sad havoc
Many fleldB are entirely riddled of ihe leave?,
and ihe worms have commenced ealing the
bolls. The bottom lands are suffering intense
ly with rust, and the large, beautiful stalks
which promised auch a splendid yield bave not
more than one-hall fruited.
"Oue of Lockeit <& Jordan's placea, from
which they expected at least one thousand
bales, will not produce more tban three hun?
dred; and inls Ia about ihe general average."
THE WRECK OE THE METIS.
"WATcu HILL, B. I., September i.
It is believed thai when the wreck of the
Metis is raised out of the sand ia which lt ls
emoedaed, Bevel al bodies will ba discovered.
It is believed the extent of ihe disaster was
under-estimated, and that more lives are loat
tuan, was reported.
THE NEW YORK COALITION.
SriucusE, September 2.
Mr. Tilden called the Democratic Conven?
tion to order to-day; Colonel L.B. Faulkner,
temporary chairman. Colonel Cochrane call
id the Liberal Convention to order Both
conventions, alter appointing committees,
took a recess. F. G. Youngleave is the tem?
porary chairman o? the Liberal Convention.
; GREETINGS FROM GEORGIA.
WHAT FOLKS BEYOND THE S ATAN -
NAM THINK OF THE NEWS.
' S ., ?!< - - ? .': ? ...::?S
"Newspaper Thrift iinii ,EnterprJie."
[From the August i Chronicle aal Seo tl ce!.]
The substantial rewards of journalism at
the South are so rare that we cannot help
tendering our hearty congratulations to ?ooh
of our contemporaries as win a remunerative
patronage somewhat proportioned to the la?
bor a nt* expense essential to produce a fl rat
class dally Journal. Among the leading J our?
nals In the South which have, attained a sub?
stantial thrift well deserved" THE CHABLBSTC J
NEWS ranks among the foremost. We con?
gratulate our con temporary; upon the erection
and occupation of a handsome' and finely ar?
ranged new office, on Broad street, as the re?
sult of patient and well directed enterprise on
the part of the accomplished 'and energetic
proprietors, Messrs. Riordan A Dawson; who
have made their journal a power in the 8oatn.
We trust that a discriminating pabilo wUl ac?
cord them the full measure ' of saccefs to
wbjch they are entitled. .. . til*., in
[From the Savannah Advertiser;] "i
THE CHARLBSTOK NBWB establishment bas
recently been domiciled in an elegant.new
bonding, No. 19 Broad street, which has'i>een
fitted up In the most convenient ! manner pos
slble for the business. - The removal toofc-plao
between the issues of Saturday and Monday.
We congratulate thia live Jocnial upon Its weU
merited prosperity; </'-/' t t ?i7?- > .< ~ . .
-. . mm ? ? ,???) . ... ;
"O'CONOR AND ADAMS." , , ?.
The Third President lal Ticketr-The
straight-outers Pltiiiti their lUl?r
LOUISVILLE, September'*; '
In the Straight-out Convention this morning
Charles O'Conor was no m i nate d Tor President.
Oblo cant ber vote Cor Pendleton and wused
to change lt With this exception the vote
was unanimous. George Francis Train, amid
some protests, was admitted to a Bett; Blan?
ton Duncan explaining that he was there by
courtesy and not as a delegate, ..Train was
subsequently expelled, amidst great hlsnhg.
A letter was read from John Quincy Adams
announcing that be would support .the nomi?
nation ol O'Conor. and ex pre* ?lng his willing?
ness to lake the second place on the ticket
Adams was accordingly nominated for VToe
Preskdent on the third ballot.
In reply to the notification of his nomina?
tion, Charles O'Conor telegramed to the con?
vention, urging that some other person oe
selected and he be left In private life. At tba
same time he declares bis. unalterable .fidelity
to, and sympathy with, the Louisville move?
ment. As he falls to say expliculy that he.
will not accept the nomination, his letter'ls
taken as an Indication that be. will submit if
the convention Insists upon lu.f ,
FLEING THE FRENCH HEART.
. J^?? ??? *?*... V,' M t
PARIS, September4. >?"?
The Patrie continues the publication of
statements relative to the position .of affairs
between France and' Germany, which tend to
have a di-quicfing effect upon the public
mind. The inhabitants or Sedan are.draplngr
thelr houses and avenues in anticipation ol the,
anniversary of the capture of Sedan by the.
Germans. It ls stated that the German Troops
now partially occupying that place threaten to
forcibly remove such emblems of mourning. ;
SPARKS FROM THE WISES. *
-The health of Chief Justice Chase Ia great?
ly Improved. '<* ?? ? u?">
-Father Hyacinth Is married to one of bia
Parla converts. .. , yl t...^
-Manton E. Honrd, late cashier, of tho
Rhode Island National Bank, ls eentencedto
'the Slate prison for nine years. The letter is
sentenced to nine j ears In the couniy JalL.
THE NEW YORK VEGETABLE AND
FRUIT MARKETS. '
. Uri sal
The Dally Bulletin of Tuesday, September 3,
Potatoes are moderately active and without
particular change. Oar quotations are la
bulk; In shipping order 60o per-bbl- must,
be added. We quote as follows: '. Early
Rose at $1 60A2, and early1 Goodrich
and Jackson whites at $1 25dl 76; We ?
quote vegetables: Green corn 25n50o per 100.
Red onions, per bbl, $2*2.60; do Connecticut,
$2a3 50 per 100 strings. Cucumbers, Long In?
land 26a60o per 100. Squa-h, marrowfat, per
bbl75oa$l. New turnips SI 75*1 60 per bbl.
Cabbages $8al2 per IOU. Beel?, Jera.-y SI 60.
Tomatoes, L'ing Island 46a50c per basket;
Egg plant 75cull per dozen. Lima beana'
Hal 25 per bag. gi .
The general market bas ruled quiet, as uta- j
ally the case on Mondays, .and without new,
features ot Interest. We quote asfullowsr^?fcr-!
apples 60ca$2 per bbl. Watermelons $I2&35
per 100 for Carolina, and $4*14 per 100 for Vir- ?
ginia and Delaware. Nutmeg melons 60ca$l..
per bbl. Pears, common $U2.' Baitett1
per crate $la2. Peaches, Delaware $la?
per crate; 80ca$126for baskets, and: Jersey r
76ca$l 26 per basket. Plums $4*5 per bbl
tor all kinds. Grapes 4a6o per lb. rj ;A '."
r\ j. h ? H N,
PHARMACEUTIST, , / ' j
IMPORTER OF FINE CHEMICALS, PERFUMERY
AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, -JJ
No. 450 KING STREET, CORNER OP JOHN.
Now in Stock of my own importation,
LOW SON AND HAYDEN'S SOAPS,
Carbolic Acta, :: baton
paney 'a Oo4d Cream, ,
English Dalby'a Carminative, British OU, Roche's '"
Embrocation and ohiorodyne..
TILDEN A CO.'S SOLID AND FLUID EXTRACTS.
Pnarmaceutlcal Preparations, sugar-coated
Pills, Ac. AOSNT roa
FORD'S SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS.
A?KST FOB SOUTH CAROLINA FOR - , ' .
DB. JEROME KIDDER'S ELECTRO MEDICAL
MACHINE AND APPLIANCES,
Surgical instruments and Goods ol foreign man
ufacture imported to order.
My Dispensing Department ls complete, em?
bracing an New Remedies.
A fun assortment ot Trusses and Bandages al
ways on hand.
PHYSICIANS PRESCRIPTIONS compounded
with accuracy day or night janlownslF
T\B. BAER'S IMPROVED VEGETABLE ,
The proprietor of thtse Pills confidently tm- !
lleves that ha has succeeded, by a tkllfal combi?
nation of vegetable remtdies, In producing a pre
paiatlun that will bring healtn and napplne-si tt?
the unfortunate Butterer, in the following- dis?
eases they have been used by tbousauda ww? -
most wonderinl success: Bilious Disorders ana
Liver complaint, uyapepsla, or ^^%L?M
ache. Costiveness, Lo?? <>'APPeu^,???^?t,7
Dropsy, Dysentery, Pile-, f*^?&?&
Pain m me Side, bact and Limos, .?1? ueaoaciw,
and all derangements of me awm?ca. ?
These Pills may be taten T*I?^?j?3 ll
persocs of any age or sex. No family snooia oe
"Ke?ts abox; 6 boxes for one dollar, .
The usual discount to the trade. ;
COLOGNE. .' i i I
The real, gen ul oe. Imported article, in ,
different stylea, compi laing:
joseph Antoni Kari .a
Jean Man* Farina
'.4711" (Francois Marie Farina.),.
Also, a very snpeilor Cologne, of my own man- 1
nfacture, put up tn all styles i r.e.'. : -. i;,.o
Give lt a trial. DR. H. BAER, i -. t . .
Wholesale and Kerna Druggist, -
No. 131 Meeting streft*