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VOLUME TX.-NUMBER 2146.
CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 30, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
A GREAT JOURNALIST GONE
DEATH OF HONEST HORACE GREELEY
He Panel Quietly AW?j-Particulars
of til? liest Homeoti.
NEW YORK, Friday, November 29.
Hr. Greeley's condition grew very much
worse during last Dight. At eight o'clock this
morning he became entirely.unconscious, and
his pulse was almost imperceptible. About
six o'clock this evening consciousness re?
turned, and at ten minutes before seven he
breathed his last, passing away peace fullly
and apparently with little suffering.
In describing Mr. Greeley's condition on
Thursday, Dr. W. A. Hammond, one of the
attending physic tana, says : "While I was at
his bedside Ur. Weed, an old friend of Mr.
Greeley's, came up, and, wishing to teat Mr.
Greeley, I said: 'Mr. Greeley, do you know
Mr. Weed V Mr. Greeley stared vacantly and J
answered that he bad neve: met him in his
life before, and said further : 'I never heard
the name of Weed before.'" The doctor
described Mr. Greeley as talking Incoherently
ail the time and being quite obstinate. He
did not know his own daughter.
THE WRECK OF THE ASSYRIA.
HOB. Charles Sumner's Story of the
Rescue, ?Ste. .
Brief mention has been made of the arriva
ot the steamship Baltic at New York, having
on board the crew of the ship Assyria, res?
ound from that vessel, water-logged at sea.
The behavior of the captain and crew of the
Baldo ld rete ul ag the distressed mariners ls a
subject ot muoh commendation. The New
York Tribune says :
When the Assyria was discovered the sea
was running high and a gale was blowing, but
volunteers were called for, and two boats,
under the command of the second and third
officers, were got off, and succeeded In rescu?
ing nineteen men, who had been clinging to
the rigg!og for two days. The drat boat was
prevented from going on a second trip by an
accident to her rudder, bnt the second boat,
under the command of Officer Williams, start?
ed and rescued the rest of the crew. When
It was found that there most be a second trip
there was a reluctance to volunteer, but two
stewards came forward and a man who bad
been on the first trip, and others soon lol?
Afterwards Hon. Charlea Sumner called the
attention of the passengers to the matter of a
contribution as atribute to the courage ot the
boatmen, and to supply the needs of the
wrecked crew. A committee, consisting of
Mr. Sumner, ex-Senator Gwln, of CalUornla,
Captain Watmougb, United Slates Navy, Ed?
ward Shaw, Of Liverpool, and the Rev. B N.
Thomas, of Philadelphia, was accordingly ap?
pointed, to attend to the matter, and lt was
voted toter, press to the captain of the Baltic the
thanks of the passengers for his ability In res?
cuing the wrecked crew. Subscriptions to the
amount of ?85 10s 6d were made. Senator
Sumner gives the following account of the
SENATOR SUMNERS NARRATIVE.
On Wednesday, at nooo, a vessel was sight?
ed In the horizon. Her mlzzen-mast was
gone, and the flag union down, a signal of
distress. The captain at once bore down'
upon her, and, as we gradually drew nearer,
ber condition became more apparent. It was
about one o'clock before the passengers be?
came aware ot it. I was at lunob. I hurried
on deok, and there, fall bet?re me, at a dis?
tance, but still absolutely before me as in a
frame, was this terrible picture. A ship dis?
masted, and with a certain number ot human
beings standing upon the top ot the cabin.
The cabin was elevated above the deck, over
which the sea was washing, and there they
were huddled together. Captain Blanche told
me afterward that they bad been for forty
eight hours In the rigging. They had divided
themselves Into two squads and climbed to the
mastheads.' They had accumulated water
and provisions op there, but to be in that
position for forty-eight hours,
rr MUST HAYS BEEN TERRIBLE !
The ship was without a rudder, drifting to
and and fro, and her sails were split, actually
flying like so many ribbons. As the hulk rolled
restlessly about, what an immense aro those
?ioor fellows must have travelled In the air I
t was terrible 1 The captain, In describing it
to me, said that the deck at times was Alteen
feet under waler. The ship was loaded wlih
timoor, and they knew she could not sink as
long ns she held together. The danger was that
the constant pressure ol the masts upon the
hull aast keel would force her Apart, and then
she would be a mere disjecta membra. They
saw our ship at ten In me morning. It was
the first glad sight they had seen for forty
eight hours. Captain Kennedy called for vol?
unteers to man the ll ie-boats. The first boat
was quickly manned and commanded by the
second officer. It waa a touching sight to Bee
that boat leave the side of our steamer. She
seemed so smalt a thing to battle with these
huge waves. The passengers crowded on
deok and looked after her. She reached the
wreck In safety. The officer drove her for?
ward upon a towering wave. She neared
THE (IDE OF THE DRIFTING SHIP
and five men leaped upon ber. Then she was
headed again toward the steamer. The five
rescued men were landed safely on our deck,
but tba boat lost her rudder and waa unaole to
return to the wreck. The second boat waa
under command ol the third offloer. It reached
the wreck and three men leaped aboard. Then
a large wave carried lt off. Two more of the
sufferers were dragged aboard by ropes. One
ot these was a negro. The boat was large
enough to take more, and the offloer proposed
to pull alongside again. But the bow oars?
man became stricken with panic, and his panic
infected the whole crew. He cried ont,41 We
cant take any more. If we touch that ship
again we shall all go down !" "Pull I" shouted
the officer. "Strike for the wreck again !"
He held a rope attached to the wreck, and he
tried to pull the boat alongside; but the oars?
man gave the word to pull tor the ship again,
and the offloer was powerless. He had eeven
poor, suffering creatures in the boat and
THE SEA WAS RUNITTNQ VERT HIGH.
He submitted] to his men and returned to
the steamer. The panic-struck oarsman was
the first to strike our deok. There were still
men clinging to the wreck, and another set ot
volunteers was called lor. The sailors hung
back. Then two of the saloon stewards came
forward and offered to go. One of them took
the bow oar, aod the officer says he managed
lt wltb great skill. As soon as the wreck was
reached three men leaped aboard. The cap?
tain and one man were still on the wreok.
"Pull again 1" shouted the offloer, and the no?
ble hearted stewards brought her alonslde*
again. The captain was the last man to leave
bte lost ship. The passengers of our steamer
were all very much touched by the scene, and
in the evening at dinner, at the suggestion of
many, I called the attention of the saloon pas?
sengers to what we had that day wltnessaed.
THE MIXED SCHOOL QUESTION. .
[From the New York Tribune.]
It seems to be decided, at last, that the four?
teenth amendment does not provide for every
possible conflict of opinion between white and
colored people. In considering the education
of the children of the two races in the same
schools, two Northern courts have reoently
beld that the question belongs to the Behool
board for decision, and not to the amendment
or to the citizen. There arguments are that
any classification which preserves substanti?
ally equal school advantages ls not prohibited
hy either the State or Federal constitution;
that the citizen cannot dictate where or by
what teacher hts children shall be taught ; and
that " equality of rights " does net imply that
white and colored children shall be educated
in the same school any more than lt Implies j
(he education ol both sexes in the same school.
-The Central City Park:, Macon, has been
enlarged by one hundred aad eighty addition?
al acree of land.
-It is reported around Griffin that ex-Gov?
ernor Bonham, of South Carolina, will locate
in that town.
-James F. Corey perished In. the flames at
Mllledgevllle while heroically endeavoring to
-Augusta has sold a quantity of powder
machinery, to a Nashville firm, for fourteen
-It ls intimated that the North and South
Boad will soon purchase the Bainbridge, Cuth?
bert and Columbus Railroad.
-Mr. John Shea, a well known Irish labor?
er, in the employ of the City of Savannah,
committed suicide in that city on Thursday by
shooting himself with a revolver.
-Mayor Huff was unanimously nominated
for a second term on Tuesday night by one of
the largest meetings ot the Democracy ever
held In Macon.
-The Presbyterian college at Atlanta bas
failed; but the Synod of Georgia has deter?
mined to establish a high school after the plan
of the celebrated "Bugoy" school ot England,
at Midway, near Mllledgevllle.
-The gin-house of Colonel J. J. Jones, of |
Burke County, waa burned on Monday night,
together with several bales ot cotton belong?
ing to the negroes on the place. Loss two
thousand dollars. Incendiary.
-Mr. Stephens announces In the columns
of the Sun mat he suffered no Inconvenience
from his recent trip to Atlanta, and that he
has returned to editorial harness in high
spirits and good physical condition.
-The hotel and Newell Hall, recently
burned at Mllledgevllle, are to be Immediate?
ly rebuilt. Th? walls of the hotel have been
examined by an architect and pronounced
strong, and there will be no delay in com?
mend og the work.
-On Saturday last. Mr. Jasper Boyer, of ?
Hancock County, had his gin-house burned,
with all i he cotton he had made this season.
Suspicion falls on a negro working on the
plantation of the estate of Dr. W. J. 8as. M.
When the officers went to arrest him he re?
sisted and was shot The day before Mr. Jim
Leary also lost by fire a gin-bouse and twen?
ty-five bags of cotton, with the seed from for?
ty bags; two dayB.betore this last Mr. J. Mullal?
ey, near Sparta, contributed bis gin-house
and all his colton. A plan ls suspected for |
burning up all the cotton io the county, and
the citizens are organizing to delect the in?
-St Augustine ls anticipating a large In?
crease of visite rs the ptesent season.
-The turtle hunters of Key West are out.
A party captured twenty-eight in a three days
-Hillmen tn Jacksonville complain of a
scarcity of logs from want of sufficient railroad
-The Board of Missions of the Methodist
Episcopal Church have appropriated $6,500 for
the Florida Conference.
-Hr. John Acosta, charged with the mur?
der of Daniel Humbert in Nassau County,
was acquitted last week.
-Moses Devaux, found guilty of bringing
more passengers to the Uolted States than the
tonnage of bis vessel allowed, was dned $7?0
and costs, at Key West.
-Six compaules ol United States troops ar?
rived in Key West Friday night a week ago;
two companies go to Barrancas, two to Tor?
tugas and two to remain there.
-There have been an unusual number of
cases of pneumonia, and prevalence of chills
and fever, at Tallahassee the preeent season.
The recent fronts, however, have greatly Im?
proved the health of the community.
THE BULL AND BEAR EIGHT.
End ' of the Great Northwestern Cor?
The Northwest stock "corner," which has
created so mach excitement in the City of
New York and elsewhere this week, culmi?
nated last Tuesday afternoon, when the stock
declined, and was offered at 100, with 85?} bid.
It ls stated tha t all settlements were harmoni?
ously perfected. The New Tork Evening Post |
The "corner" In Northwest ls now a thing
of the past all the settlements possible to
make having been made, and privately, so
that the terms cannot be obtained for publica?
tion. The stock, whloh has been held at 160
to 200 since saturday, was offered late this
afternoon at 100, with no bidders. A better
feeling now prevails in Wall street and money
ls easier. * The policy of the Northwest clique
has been to squeeze its victims as much as
possible without breaking them. Where a I
maa could afford to pay only 100 In settlement [
this was accept?e!, but where he was rich and
could stand lt 200 was exacted, and In some
cases more. This policy explains why there
have been no failures. It ls a good deal guess
work In regard to the profits of the clique,
but stock Exchange people estimate that the
clique has taken in lu cash between $3,600,000
ano $5,000.000, and that one to two millions
"dfference" remain to be adjusted by the
courts of law. The Northwest "corner" now
passes (rom Wall street Into the courts, where,
with the Erle suit against Gould, lt will divide
the attention heretofore bestowed on the city
The following is Commodore Vanderbilt's I
card repudiating any connection with Jay [
The recent "corner" in "Northwestern" has ?
caused some considerable excitement In Wall
street, and has called forth muoh comment
from the press. My name bas been associated
with that of Mr. Jay Gould and others in con?
nection with the speculation, and gross Injus?
tice has been done me thereby. I neg leave,
therefore, to say (oooe for all) that I have not I
had, either directly or Indirectly, the slightest
con nealon with or Interest In the matter.
I have had but one business transaction
with Mr. Gould in my life. In July, 1868,1
sold bim a lot of stock, for whloh he paid me,
and the privilege ot a call lor a further lot
whloh he alec settled. Since then I have bad
nothing to do with bim In any way whatever,
nor do i mean ever to have, unless it be to de
fend myself. I have, besides, always advised
all my friends to have nothing to do with him
in any business transaction. I came to this
conclusion after taking particular notice of
bis countenance. The almost constant pa?
rade, therefore, of my name in association
with his seems very much like an attempt to
mislead tue public to my Injury, and after the
publication of this, ignorauce or misinforma?
tion can no longer be urged as an excuse for
continuing In ibis course.
As tor Wall street speculations, I know noth-1
lng about them. I do not even Bee the street |
three times in a year, and no person there
has any authority to use my name or to in?
clude me In any speculative operation what?
ever. C. VANDERBILT.
A reporter ol the New York Sun, who pho?
tographed Henry N. Smith, the bear, who has
been creating such a sensation In Northwest?
ern, thus draws his brush as between Smith
and Jay Gould :
Physically Mr. Smith Is no larger than Jay |
Gould. In every other respect he is the direct
opposite. He Is light complexioned, while
Gould ls dark. His eyes are of a keen gray;
Gould'a are Inky black. He wsars an enor?
mous red moustache and red mutton chop
whiskers. Gould's beard runs around his
obin, and both whiskers and moustache are
closely trimmed and black. Smith wore no
bat, and his straight light hair was primly
parted In the middle. Gould Invariably wears
a beaver hat, and his hair le as dark as a
raven's wing, and inclined to ourl. Smith haa
along nose, massively defined tor a small
man. Gould's nose ls of a Jewish caBt, and
delicately cut Smith is quick of motion, and
bis words chase each other out of his mouth
like pigeons pourlog out of a dove cote.
Gould is extremely passive, and talks as
though he was talking under protest.
RETURNED FROM LIBERIA.
A number of the negroes who emigrated to
Liberia, from Clay Hill, in York County, ia
November last, have returned to the United
States, and were at Boston a few days ago.
Among others the following have returned
and are expected back at their old homes In a
few days : Francis Johnson and lamlly, Minor
Cathcart and family, John C. Moore and fam?
ily, Madison Slmrll and family, the children of
Bob Tate, and the. children of Samuel McCol
THE COMING TAX LEVY.
NO PROVISION TO BE MADE FOR PAY?
ING INTEREST ON THE DEBT.
Six Milla for Stat? Expenses, Two Mills
for the Publie School!, and Five Billia j
for "Back Rallona."
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM: TO THK KZVTB.]
COLUMBIA, Friday Night, November 29.
I learn lrom good authority that tbe plan
now favored by the members of the new ad-1
ministration contemplates the authorization
by the Legislature of a tax of thirteen mills.
This will Include six mills to pay the expenses
of the current fiscal year, two mills for the
support ot the public schools, and five mills
to pay "deficiencies." No one talks of
making any provision for the payment of
the interest on the State bonds until all
doubts have been cleared away as to their J
proper amount and status. SPRITE.
COLUMBIA NE yr S AND GOSSIP.
[?FKCIAL T?LSOKA M TO THB NBWS.]
COLUMBIA, November 29.
The Inauguration of the Governor elect is
now fixed for Tuesday next at two o'clock
P. M. The ceremony will take place in the
hall of the House of Represen tail ves, In pres?
ence of the Joint Assembly.
A lfred Tolleson was to-day appointed audi?
tor of Spartanburg, vice Wm. McGill Fleming,
elected solicitor. G. W. Curtis was appointed
notary public for Chester. Frank C. McBee
bas been appointed United States Commis- j
stoner for Greenville.
Io the United Slates Court to-day the Jury
found Hopper not guilty. The Juries were
discharged until Monday. Tba grand Jury
have Indicted Terrance Zimmerman and
George Street for conspiracy. Only civil
business will be taken op to-morrow.
Io the Supreme Court tbe appeal was dis
missed lu ihe case of Harris vs. Stillwell. The
court then adjourned to Monday, wheu the
Seventh Circuit will be called.
Bids were opened to-day for the completion
of the new postofSce building here. They
ranged from one hundred and ten to one
hundred and sixty thousand dollars. The
weaiher here Is Intensely cold. " PICKET.
THE SENATORIAL SQUABBLE.
Another Richmond tn the Field-Specu?
lations by the Quid Nuncs of the Capi?
tol-Interest lag Biographical Rcmin
lscencca of Honest John Expected.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ]
COLUMBIA, November 28.
To-day has been dies non with the Legisla- j
tore and all the courts In due observance of
the Federal and State Thanksgiving, and the
city bas worn a Sunday look in consequence;
but the political machinations, which admit of
no postponement "on account of the weather"
or anything else, are as lively as ever, and
the rumors of new corners, combinations,
pledges and slates, are aa thick as can be.
The senatorial contest ls still an engrossing j
topic of conversation, and the Interest therein
seems to increase as the day for the deolslon
of the question approaches. A new Rich?
mond ls in ihe field this afternoon in the
shape of the present Incumbent, Senator F.
A. Sawyer, who has Just arrived here
from Washington to press his claim
for a further lease of the position, lu
person. The general impression regarding
bis candidacy appears to be that he is begin?
ning bis campaign rather late lu the day, and
that his prompter rivals have pretty well out
the ground lrom under his feet with their
respectiva headquarters, free lunches, and
promises ol'cash. His claims are understood
to be based upon the two suppositions that he
has the support of the Federal administration,
sud that as between him and the three other
candidates now In the field the Conservative
element lo the Assembly would be Inclined lo
his support. His (rienda also claim for him
that he will probably be able to carry the
Charleston delegation In his favor, but the
best Informed gossips of the capital assert,
per contra, that that delegation is pledged
unanimously and IQ writing to the support ol
Patter son. Sawyer's olaim for considera?
tion at the hands of the Charleston
members appears to be that they were elect?
ed on the Bolters' ticket, of which ticket he,
Sawyer, was a strenuous and diligent support?
er, but the fact is that so far as the Legislature
ls conoerned the so-called Bolters amount to
little or nothing, ai Bolters, and fully realize
the fact that until they are ready to renounce
and repudiate that ill-fated movement, and
make a tull declaration of allegiance to reg?
ular Republicanism, tney will be constrained
to take back seats In the Assembly and be
satisfied with a very modest share of Influence
or patronage. Qn the whole lt certainly does
not appear at this writing that the senator
has muoh show for re-election, although-it ls
still very possible that neither of the other
three men now named will be the successful
In addition to the arrival of this new com?
petitor for senatorial honors, there ls but
Utile actual news to report lu regard to this
race. There is, however, no end of rumors,
theories and speculations lu regard to the
probable shaping of affairs and the chances
ot the various candidates, and the inquirer
after Information ls apt to be furnished with
an abundance ci curious, interesting and
sensational gossip, to every bushel of which
there ls perhaps one grain of substantial tact.
One theory of the situation was advanced to?
day by a shrewd and well posted polltlcan.
which ls certainly Interesting and Ingenious,
and Is not without some plausibility. This
theory ls that the new administration Is, tor
the present, pledged to Elliott for the double
reason that, having been elected upon their
promises of reform, they could cot very well
support either Scott or Patterson, and that
Elliott has rendered certain Important service
towards their nomination and election
In the recent State campaign. That they
will, therefore, support Elliott and op?
pose both Scott and Patterson up to the first |
three or four ballots, and alter them If he
should then be found to have sufficient
strength to afford a reasonable prospect of bis
electloB. If, however, alter a lew test ballots'
lt should be found that Elliott was not likely
to win, that he should be withdrawn, and
some other carefully selected candidate be
placed lu nomination who would be able to re?
ceive all the votes that had, so far, been cast
for him, and, In addition, attract a sufficient
number ot the dubious members from the
ranks of. the other two candidates or from the
absentees to constitute a majority. Who this
eleventh hour candidate ls to be does not ap?
pear to be known, although the name of Chief j
Justice Moses has been somewhat consplcu
ouBiy mentioned la connection with this eup
posed project, and some- ol those who have
propounded the theory go further Into detail
and declare, with apparent confidence, that in
the event of the election of the chief justice
to the Senate the vacancy on the Supreme
Court bench would be filled by the appoint?
ment of Major C. Davis Melton.
It bas been mentioned in THE NEWS dis?
patches from Columbia that Borne steps had
been taken for ascertaining irom prominent
persons In the Northern communities where
Honest John Patterson bas resided, what the
public estimation of his character bas been In
those placee, and I find to-day that these meas?
ures are being actively pushed, and promise
some interesting developments. This plan
has been adopted, of course, by his political
opponents In the belief that the reminiscences
thus evoked of his career as a Northern pay?
master, lobbyist, editor and legislator will not
be of the most flattering kind; but the results
promise to be of some pabilo Interest and im?
portance. Mr. Patterson ls In the habit of boast?
ing that he ls backed by the entire strength
of the Cameron and MoClure party in Pennsyl?
vania, and the Tom Scott ring, but his late
associates here who are now opposing his sen?
atorial scheme assert moBt positively that be
ls without the slightest Influence in either of
those rings, and that In fact his most violent
personal enemies are to be found among those
who knew bim beat In Pennsylvania. State?
ments of a very surprising nature In regard to
the gentleman's operations In Pennsylvania
and In the Federal army are certainly very
current here, and it ls Bald that those who are
in possession of the on ti lees of thesei n terest
1 Dg bits of history are only awaiting the re?
ceipt ol a few minor details ando! fall legal
proofs before their statements are given to
the public, BO as to enable the constituents of
the General Assembly, at least, to see the sort
ol a man for whom they are to be asked to
THE TAI. TUJUHCTICNS.
Comments of the Rural Conservative
[From the Sumter Watchman J.
The final injunction against the collection of
any tax, under the levy made by the recent
order of Comptroller-general Neagle, granted
by Judge Melton, constitue?, lu our opinion,
one decided step toward the redemption
of the pledges made, and as auch, we do
not hesitate to expresa our approval of lt. In
this, Judge Melton, backed and sustained as
we are informed he is, hy the administration
now on the eve of inauguration, has rendered
valuable service to the honest taxpayers of
the State in checkmating what was no doubt a
comprehensive and well-laid scheme to col?
lect from the people, and appropriate to
fraudulent demands, hundreds ol thousands of
their hard-earned money.
# e . * * ??
We charge oqr Legislature to look well to
their responsibility in this matter, for the day
of responsibility is dawning.
KU-KLUX ARRESTS IN YORK.
[From the York ville Enquirer.]
Recently, the following named persons have
been arrested In thia county and lodged in
|ail at this place by the Federal authorities on
the charge of Ku Kluxlng: ,
H. Middleton Moore, charged with com?
plicity In the murder of Bonndtree.
William Cluyburn Hopper, a ime charge.
Hugh H. Kell, charged with complicity in
the murder ol Jim Williams.
William C. Whltesldes, charged with com?
plicity lo the murder ol Alexander Leech.
James A. Donald, same charge.
Thomas Mullenax, John Benfield and Bobert
Moore, charged with general conspiracy.
On Tuesday morning last. William Clayburn
Hopper, Hugh H. Kell, William C. Whltesldes,
James A. Donald and Bobert Moore, were
sent to Columbia, in order that their cases
might be disposed ol by the Uuited States Cir?
cuit Court, now ia session there.
GRANT'S KU-KLUX POLICY.
[Correspondence ot the Baltimore Son.]
WASHINGTON, November 27.
The President, lu conversation to-dav, again
declared that he Intended lo inaugurate no
particular line of policy towarda the sou tn, aa
had been represented, unless it was embodied
lo the careful consideration ot applications
for the pATdon of the Ku-Blux prisoners. He
had already pardoned one, and should proba?
bly pardoo more, though he Intended no
general Jail delivery. He thought thai where
the neighbors of these Ku-Klnx prisoners ap?
plied for pardon and represented the average
sentiment of the community, all applications
should be promptly acted upon; but to lavor a
general release of lhat element would, In bis
oplniou, be a virtual admission that they had
been Improperly convicted, or that the law
nuder which th-y wer?* imprisoned was un?
necessary. _ _
A FUSS IN THE FAMILY.
President Uraat Request* Illa Father to
They are having a lively time in the Cov?
ington (Kentucky) postofflce. Jesse B.
Grant, father of the President, ls the post?
master, but, owing to his Inability through
sickness to attend to bia duties, Mr. Shadlord
Easton was last January appointed special
agent, with instructions from the President to
discharge all the dulles of postmaster, and
held responsible for the management of ihe
office. Mr. Easton took possession during
Mr. Grant's Hines*, and at once ordered seve?
ral needed improvements and alterations.
When the venerable postmaster recovered
Bufflclently to visit the office he soundly be?
rated Mr. Easton for the expenditure bu had
made, and upon the latter remonstrating
against the violent epithets showered upon
him Mr. Grant lifted his cane and struck him.
After lhat matters were quieted down for a
time, although Mr. Easton has repeatedly ex?
pressed his determination to resign rather
than be subjected to Mr. Gram's irascible
On Saturday last the quarrel broke out
afresh. Mr. Grant renewed bis attack upon
Mr. Easton, demanding his withdrawal from
ine office. Ia an Interview with a reporter ol
the Cincinnati Commercial, Mr. Easton said
he did not think Mr. Grant would resign, al?
though the President wished him to do HO. Io
response to an inquiry aa to the probabliltv of
ihe President removing his father, Mr. Eaiion
"Beally, slr, I do not know. I hardly think
the Prealdent will remove his father, though
he may. He ls a very peculiar man, wben be
once gets his bead set, aod ten limes as obsti?
nate as hts sire. He would doubtless prefer
thai the old gentleman should remain IQ office
until the expiration ot his present term, as I
would, If be could be made io behave hlmsell.
But bis retention has now become a public
scandal, and no one, I am convinced, leela lr.
more than the President. For my own part I
am under heavy bonds to do my duty, and
must remain, however unwillingly. I am cer?
tainly In a most uncomfortable position, and
would gladly escape lrom lt il I could."
The lollowlng letter waa written by the
President when Mr. Easton tendered his resig?
EXECUTIVE MANSION, ?
WASHINGTON, CITY, Sept. A, 1872. j
My Dear Mr. Easton-I have just received
your letter inclosing your resignation as special
agent in charge of the Covington postofflce,
with the reasons therefor. I beg you to sus?
pend action In ihe nutter for the present. I
regret very much that my father should at?
tempt to Interfere In your management of the
office. I shall write him at once to desist,
and to send nu his resignal! JO, as I am satis?
fied he will never again be competent to dis?
charge the duties of the office.
Very truly your friend,
?. 8. GRANT.
Mr. Grant has not yet resigned.
FROUDE AID BURKE.
THE MONK AGAINST THE HISTORIAN
-A REMARKABLE CONTROVERSY,
A Point of Argument Between the Two
[Prom tbe Kew York livening Post.]
Father Burke has finished his course of five
lectures in reply to Mr. Froude. The discus?
sion will be a memorabl 3 one. An English?
man of fine mind and thorough culture comes
to tell us in America, by word of mouth, a
new story, which he seen flt to convey to bis
own countrymen through the bookseller's
shop. An Irish monk, who chances to be In
thlB country on the business ol his church,
conceives an injustice io ?lave been done his
countrymen by the narrative, and In his
priestly robes betakes himself to the lecturer's
platform. Ill-prepared as ie iras for the work,
he undertook the task, ai.d In the main has
eome off with credit. The dramatic character
of this mental Joust culminated last evening.
In the first four lectures Ft ither Burke, In spite
of himself, spoke as the monk. Loving Ire?
land ardently, lt was Catholic Ireland that be
loved; haling England bitterly, he hated her
for the wrongs she bat. heaped upon his
church; defending the lilah from the criti?
cisms of Mr. Fronde, lt was ihe Catholic
Irishman whom he defend ed. His Impastlo
ed words legaed fori h win a color and tone
bred In a cloWer, Just as Ms body appeared lo
the garb ot bis order. His brogue was not a
more certain Indication of bis birthplace and
customary abode than bis sentiments were of
the fierce and haughty churchman.
Last evening, however, Father Burke play?
ed a different part. He pi es en Led the strange
spectacle ot a Dominican monk standing up
and declaring that he believed every people
to be able to legislate for themselves. In an?
swer to an Englishman who. If report be
true, ls col in the best of odor with theo?
logians, and who had virtually deolared that
one nation has a divlce right to govern
another, If it be the stron rer, ne, the repre?
sentative ot the churchly absolutism, asserted
ihe Inherent and Irrefragable, rieht, of every
nation, Irrespective of Its relative strength or
Its temporary weakness, lo administer its own
affairs, tn Hs own way. Tuts he did with a
wit, a sarcasm, a pathos and an energy
rarely heard In combination, and with an
effect which brought tc Hie once more tbe
triumphs of the old orators. Strong men
wept, hlB bursts of Indignation were applaud?
ed to the echo, and yet so perfect was the
oratorical art that the judicious counsel which
followed received Kind ar commendation.
Hayne's mental fence wis not more skilful
and Webster's most potent logic was not more
So far as the historical discussion between
Father Burke and Mr. Froude Is concerned, lt
amounts to little. It wac at best a dl-pule
about dead questions. In some cases the
priest's arguments did not flt Mr. Froude'a at
all. That ls a topic for the pamphleteers,
however, and our grandchildren will probably
be divided In opinion assto which was right
when they come to look over the books to be
made about lt for tbe historical societies.
But while these men utand so far apart on
historical questions, tt ey are practically
shoulder to shoulder on the only vital point
in ihe whole controversy, and lhat is the
present and future of Ireland. Father Burke
disappointed his enemies and surprised bis
friends by his plain common sense and saga?
cious method ot handling tnis delicate part of
his theme, and we hope that Irishmen every?
where will give hee? to his opinions.
After speaking ot the ac ; of union with Eng?
land and Its results, he said there were two
methods proposed tor Improving the condi?
tion of Ireland; one wus by means of the
sword, the other by the development of the
natural resources of the Island and the build?
ing up of a united and arong people by tole?
ration. Industry, frugality, temperance and
obedience to law. Thu first ls Fenian tum.
with its bead-centres and its George Fran?
cis Trains; the other lr. the great principle
that nations, like men., must work out their
own salvation-that It ls cot the name a nation
goes by, but the character ot Ks people,
which gives stability to t;he Slate and freedom
io the Individual. Father Burke was positive
In his choice between these two methods;
said he : "I do not believe In Insurrectionary
movements In a country so divided as Ire?
land." On the contrary, be urged upon the
Irish the adoption of i.he opposite view by
every consideration of personal advantage
and national honor. Ht made a special plea
tor charity of opinion and unity of action
among Irishmen lo Ireland In this effort to
build up a progressive State. Mr. Froude
himself did not say a wiser thing than was
said by this monk whi n he declared "that
union can be effected by largeness ot mind;
by generosity and urbanity toward your
fellow-citizens; by rising.- above the miserable
bigotry that carries religious differences and
religious hatreds Into relations ot Hie that
don't belong to religion," There ls lurking in
this advice a commeniary on Ireland's past
history and a confirm allon of Mr. Froude's
opinion, that hitherto the Irish raoe have
shown a strange Incapacity for seit govern?
ment, which no one eau fail to notice. But
for te-day lt is euch wise counsel, lt hits so pre?
cisely Ht the root of many of the evils under
which Ireland bas been bowed do?n, that we
commend lt wit hout a limitation.
Mr. Froude will do a wise thing If he stops
work on his new lectures in reply aod drops
the discussion. One part of the American peo?
ple have listened to his pie* and another part
nave heard the answer. The press have put
bolh arguments belora '.he public. The object
of bis visit has been at t. il u ed. Father Burke's
history was chiefly made up from Catholic au?
thorities; he spoke wiitout a manuscript and
in a loose and often inaccurate manuer; what
he gained iu force he lest in style. Certainly
Mr. Froude, either as au historical writer or
as a master of ihe English language, has
nothing to gain by further argument And
since Father Burke dosed his lecture with
such discreet aud wise counsel, Mr. Froude,
If he loves Ireland and the Irish, will not re?
vive the bitternesses aod injustices of by-gone
years for the sake of ii barren personal tri?
umph. He may make books about Ireland
and England, if he will, but we believe that fur?
ther speech on the topis will be mischievous.
A R OM ANCE IN REAL LIFE.
During the past weeL, a blt of romance has
occurred In the Children's Aid Society, of New
York, which hardly set ms to belong to tbls
matter-of-fact age. Tho New York Times tells
the touching story as follows:
A number ot years since, the reports of the
society gave au account of a sad event In
Brooklyn. A woman had been murdered by
her drunken husband, aud a kind lady of that
city die-covered three wretched Utile children
weeping over the corpse, two boys and a girl.
They were utterly friendless, atte'r the arrest
and tmprlsoment of the tai her. The two boys
were brought to the newsboys' lodging bouse,
ia New York, and the girl temporarily shelt?
ered. At length ihe society Bent the two lad
to homes In the Weat, dud tue girl was adopt?
ed by a gentleman of property, near the city.
The latter never kaew that ber adopted father
was not her own. Toe boys have now growu
up and acquired propel ty-one being a drug?
gist and the othe/ a farmer. They have been
extremely anxious to communicate with their
sister, and have been In correspondence with
ber guardian for some time. Daring the past
week they revisited the city for the first time,
very well-educated young men, in good cir?
cumstances. They vlnlted the Girls' Lodging
house, the newsboys', and other Institutions
of the society. The adopted father of their
sister consented lhat they should see her In
his office, provided th jy did oot disclose their
relationship, as she w ts only fifteen, and he
wished her to suppose herself his daughter, so
that her affection might not be weakened for
a few years longer, fe he ls to Inherit bis prop?
erty. They felt the propriety of this, and had
their interview with lier last week, wlthont
discovering their relationship, and then re?
turned, weil satisfied, to the West.
COLD WEATHER EOR TO-BAY.
WASHINGTON, November 29.
Clear and very cold weather, with high
pressure and fresh northerly to northwesterly
winds will prevail ia the South Atlantic and
Guli States to-morrow.
THE FRENCH ASSEMBLY.
VERSAILLES, November 2!
After a long and excited discussion tbli
ternoon thu nsst mbly, ny a vote of 370 to I
approved of the resolution proposed by 1
l.?ter Da Favre. Before the debate clo
Thiers eloquently addressed the House
one hour and a half. He acknowledged t
the Assembly was the sovereign constltn
power ; condemned socialistic dootriut
and impressively affirmed his be
In God. He declared that be rems
ed faithful to the pacts of Bordeaux, t
claimed that be belonged to no party. He
mltted that he was lu favor of the conBtl
i ion, but added: '-The Monarchy ls impoi
ble. We have a B*publlo. Let us make
Conservative." He denlfd aDy change In
political opinions of the Len, and closed w
the declaration that the duty of the gove
ment waa firmness, moderation and impart
Ity towards all parties.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL.
WASHINGTON, November 29
All the members ot the Cabluet were pr
eut to-day. The principal business transi
ted was the reading of the President's mi
Various letters have been received at t
office of internal revenue from tobacco de
ere and manufacturers in all paris ot t
country expressing themselves aatlarled w
the law as lt now stands concerning their
terests. Distillers, however, bave been ui
log a modification of the law in order to :
move some of the Impediments to expor
lion ol spirits. The commissioner of lnten
revenue ask for a slight modification of t
law to meet the requirements ot the d
tillers. _ _
A MURDERER'S END.
AUGUSTA, November 29.
Ben Bacon, alias Henry Johnson, a free
mau, was hung to-day for the murder of Jam
H. Martin. Tbe bonging took place In t
preaence ol several thousand people, main
colored. Bacon confessed the murder, ai
said thar, his object was not murder but rc
bery. He also con reseed that bis story of E
Klux was false. He repented of tbe ortm
and begged forgiveness for bis sins. Mart
was a former citizen of Biobmond County, ai
was In his seventieth year. Bacon was In t
employment and travelling with him In
wagon on the public read when the murd
A SILLY SENSATION.
Nsw TORE, November 29.
The Herald of this morning contains a coi
munloatlon signed '-Chemist," in which tl
writer calling blmsell one ol the Paris Coi
munB states lhat the Boston fire was tl
work o? the labor reformers. That the expl
sion? heard during the fire, which were atu
buted to other things, were nothing but ti
explosions of a powerful chemical comble
tton lately Invented, and known only io hi
and his confederates. The combinations ai
no larger than an ordinary apple, and co
only nine-iwo cents each. He saya that toe
work In Boaton was but the commencemen
and intimates that capitalista shall still tu
ther suffer If the rights of labor are not r
RICHMOND, November 29.
Snow fell here for one nour this morning.
Nsw TOBE, November 29.
Snow tell here thia morning to the depth >
DETROIT, November 29.
Navigation here ls nearly closed. Steamet
returning lrom Lake Erle found eever
schooners ashore, with a number o? liv?
WASHINGTON, November 29.
. The navigation or the St. Lawrence Blver
SPARKS FROM THE WIRES.
-Thirty-three policy-dealers were arrest*
tn New York yesterday.
! -General Horace Porter accepts the vic
presidency of the Pullman Palace Car Coi
I -The postmaster-general made an argi
ment yesterday before the appropriation con
tnliteu In favor of a postal telegraph.
-Tbe German minister at Washington d
nies that he has advices that the German wi
minister bas ordered German vessels to ai
vance the rates ot emigration passage.
-Wm. M. Evans will preside at the rece]
tlon to Minister Washburne which will t
given by the Union League Club on Wedna
-A large and en thu Mastic meeting <
Cubans and their sympathizers was held o
Thursday evening, In the Cooper Institut!
New York, to commemorate ihe execution <
the eight Havana students.
-Application was made yesterday to til
United States authorities In New Tork to n
duce the ball o? Woodhull and Claflln froi
$6000 to $5000 each, but- tbe application wi
-Susan B. Anthony and gome other wome
were arraigned before a United States con
missioner lu Rochester, New York, yesterda
on a charge of having voted. They admltte
the charge, but claimed that tbey were ent
lied to vole under the fourteenth amendment
-A worn-out track on the Blnghampio
Railroad, near Jonesville, New York, preelp!
tated a train ot cara down an embankmen
fifteen feet high, on Thursday night. The et
glneer was killed outright, tbe fireman wa
fatally scalded, and three or four passenger
were severely injured.
-William M. Graham and Charles H. Horton
cashiers of the Walkin National Bank, use
bank money, investing to tbe amonnt of on
hundred thousand dollars In Wall street specu
lations. They were ewamped In the Nortt
weat corner to a large extent, and the re'sul
bas been a run on tba bank.
-The twenty years litigation for the posses
sion o? the Jackson squatter property li
Brooklyn ls ended by tbe decision of the So
preme Ccurt of Appeals of New York In favo
of the purchasers, under the execution salei
und against the Jackson family. The prof
ertv, valued at $300,000, was purchased fo
COMPARATIVE COTTON STATEMENT.
NEW YORE, November 29.
The following Ia the cotton statement fo
the week ending lo date :
Receipts at all ports for the week. .131,681 120,8?
Total receipts for ihe year.1,142,816 802.09
Exports fur the week. 87,37? 82,87!
Total exports for the year..620,911 418,83
StocK at all ?. ?. p rts.422,887 878,77
St oct at interior towns. 74,848 68,78:
StocK at Liverpool.420,000 486,00
American cotton afloat for Great
-Daring the present year lt ia said the mal
aria of Borne has been more fatal than evei
before; and not Borne alone, but several o
the places on the Continent Numeroui
deaths among American tourists are announc
ed from different points. English traveller)
are seldom to be found In Borne, except du
ring the months from November to March, bu
Americans, careless, and fascinated with the
old city, stay until the latal poison ls Inhaled,
The Italian Government, though fiercely op
posed by the hay merchants who own tb<
Campagna, will, at the meeting of Parliament
Insist upon the dangerous district being tho
-Poole, the tailor to che Prince o? Wales, it
a character lu his way, and any number 0
stories are told of bim. One day a yount
captain in the guards ls said to have stopp?e
bim when driving on the parade at Brighton
and asked him, as a blt ot fun, to look at blt
coat and see bow badly lt was made. Pooh
flung his reins to the groom, gravely scannet
the coat, took a piece of chain from bia waist
coat pocket, and chalked any number 0
cabalistic diagrams or problems from Eucllc
on his customer's tack. "Ah," he said, con
templatlng his work wltb much satisfaction
"that will do DOW, captain; Juat go to my place
and let the cutter Bee these marks, and be wll
know what to do," and returning to h i
phaeton, he lett the poor fellow chalked all
over like an April fool. Poole takes care tc
hold his own grouud among bia aristocratic
clients, who are rather amused than offended
by bis blunt ways. Toey eometlmee Inviu
him to their couniry houses, and on one occa?
sion his complaint mat the company be had
met waa very mixed was met by the remark
that "he could not expect them to be all
FELL-YFNNISG.-At Mount Pleasant OB Wed?
nesday, 27th lost., at the residence o? the bride's
aunt, by the Kev. T. F. Gad-den. Mr. 0. E, G. Ito
to Miss o. 8. VINNING. No carda. .
GILES-STURGIS.-November li, at the neaw
or the bride's rather, by Bev. o. B. Betta, Mr.
J AM KS A. Gr LBS and Miss ANKH sroxoia, ali of
York County, 8. 0.
WILLIAMS-Mc?AY.-IQ Granville, on tbe
20th Inar.. by Rev. William Wffllanit, D."D- Mr.
ROBERT G. WILLIAMS, of Newberry county, to
Miss LISIB 8. kcKAY, only daughter of a. Mc?
Kay. i*q., of Greenville.
BAYNE-CHAPMAN.-On tnezlst inst., at the
residence of thrrTFide's fattie-, (Mr. Janea D.Aih
more) by Rev. W. h. Ballard, Mr. WILLIAM A.
BATNK and Mrs. MAST E. CHAPMAN, all of Green?
ville County, s. c.
DY RH-BR AM LETT.-On the Slat Inst., at UM
residence of the bride's father, by the Rev. H. M.
Green. Mr. BUTLER DTEB to Mles s. K. BRAMLKTT,
all of Greenville County.
BOATWRIQBT.-Died tn EJfrefleld County on
the 25th of November. 1873, 80PBTRTA' Infant
dang;hter or James and Louisa Boaswrigbt.
The Aa t u ra n "suneh lae s pe mi too br ght, inri
The birds slog a l too gay,
For we have rea/i with rear dimmed ttf ht
" Our babe has pauta away."
The tender bebe all held so dear,
Our little nestling dore,
Who came to soothe lire s weary cara
With gleams of heaven born love.
That tiny face, ro pore, so fair,
Of earth scarce bore a trace. ...
Ana In our beans we mirror'd bear
Her angel's smiling face.
But " mother-lore." so wondrous deep,
In grief where can'st thou fleer
Remember now sad Calvary's steep,
And Jesus comfort the?. * H. A. 8.
weiTEFOKD SM1T3, D. D" will preach his last
Sermon for the Conf?rence year TO-MORKOW
Mo RN INO, at half-pas t ten o'clock, and Ber. B. D.
SMART at night, at seven o'clock, sunday schcol
In the afternoon at a quarter past three o'clock.
pr UNITARIAN CHURCH -DOTERS
Service will be held la this Church To Mossow
MORNING, at half-past 10 o'clock, tbe Rev. JAMES
BOTO officiating. AU Strangers are cordially in?
vited to attend._ novto
~ J^OHABLESTON, S. C., NOVBMBHR
30, 1872.-NOTICE TO SHIPPER* FER EDISTO
STEAMER-On and arter TUCSUAT, Sd Decem?
ber, the steamer M. 8. ALLIaON wlU leave; co
TurffDATB and FRIDAYS lu place of Wednesdiyn
Freight rt eel ved at Southern Wharf on MON?
DAYS and THURSDAYS See Time Table for De.
cember in "monthly in formation" published by
Walser, Evans A CogswetL'
DOUGLAS NISBET, Agent,
novSO-l Boothera Wharf.
pt- HALL'S VEGETABLE SICILIAN
HAIR RENEWER ls an excellent dressing ard
tonic for the hair, and mattes the bair grow thick.
pr CONSIGNEES FER BREMEN
Bark NEPTUN are hereby notified that she bat
THU DAT been entered under tba Flvs Day Act.
All goods not Permitted at the expiration ottbat
time will be sent to the customhouse.'stores.at
the risk and expense of owner?. norsa-s
09- A BEAUTIFUL-HEAD OF HAIR,
Whiskers or Moustache are ornament? desired by
an Use TUTr' j HAIR DYE. nov.s-ansr
PTA BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY GIFT.
We eau attention to "TBE UNIVERSE." tba most
elegant and valuable presentation Book of tao
By sending in your names at once the copiai
will be delivered by Christmas. I v
Specimen copies can be seen at
FOO ARTIE'S BOOK DEPOSITORY, .
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