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PARIS, April 17.--The authorities of
Bayone, the oapital of the Department
of Basses, in the Pyrenees, which ad?
joins the Spanish border, have seized a
quantity ol munitions of war, which
were destined for the use of theCarliBts.
The Government has issued orders lo
commanders of troops on tho frontier to
exercise extraordinary vigilunce to pre?
vent any movement which may be mudo
on French territory in sympathy with
The committee which was appointed to
inquire into the circumstances attending
the capitulations of Frenoh cities and
fortifications during the late war, have
finished their investigation of tho sur?
render of Metz, and submitted their re?
port. The conclusions arrived at by the
committee have not beon made public,
and it is stated they will be kept secret
for some time. Tho oommittee have yet
to examine into tho facts connected with
nine capitulations, includiug that of tho
city of Paris.
The trial? of persous charged with
participating in the Communist revolt
continue to be held at Versailles. The
court yesterday disposed of tho cases of
a number of men; two of whom were
sentenced to death and two to imprison?
ment for life.
LONDON, April 17.-The voto in the
House of Commons, yesterday, on the
resolution, relative to local taxation, re?
sulted in the defeat of the Govern mont
by 100 majority.
NEW YORK, April 17.-A special de?
spatch from London Bays: Arbitration is
at a complete stand-still until a reply is
received from Washington to tho Eng?
lish protest. The naturo of the protest
inspires little hope in tho success of
The Masons buried N. H. liddon,
known ns N. J. Clarke, tho actor. Thsre
was a large attendance.
8T. LOUIS, April 17.-Stewart Ro?
binson, of Kentucky, commenced suit
against the Democrat, to-day, for libel in
oonuectiug his name with a report that
he had been concerned, during tho war,
in the distribution in the North of cloth?
ing infected with contagion. Damages
are laid at 650,0T The Democrat states
that it publish, it under a misappre?
hension, aud reti'.ted the article thc
WASHINGTON, April 17.-The House
passed a bill regulating internal reven ut
DENVER, COLORADO, April 17.-Mc
Kean Buohunau, thu actor, died here
to-day, of apoplexy.
CAIRO, April 17.-Ten unidentified
bodies from the Oceanus were bnriec
INDIANAPOLIS, April 17.-Tho Nutioua
Sunday-school Convention assembled to
day. The attendance is large. Georgi
A. Paltz, of Philadelphia, presides.
WASHINGTON, April 17-Evening.
The members of the Annual Bultimor>
Conference of the African Methodis
Episcopal Church visited the Prosideut
who, responding to au address, said: Ni
ono except themselves could be mor
gratified than ha was that 4,000,00'
persons who had been held in boudug
and disposed of as chattels were nov
free to think for themselves aud worshij
God as they thought proper, and tho
civil rights for all were fast becoming rc
cognized throughout the lund. It ma
be somo little time before they enjoye*
all the rights which belong to citizens
but that day is surely coming; and h
hoped it might oome speedily. lu coe
elusion, bo thanked them for this cal!
and for the expression of their good wil
In the Senate, a petitiou from the Rt
publicau members of tba Mississipr
Legislature for supplemental civil right
was presented. A bill appropriatin
?50,01)0 for observations of the transit t
Venus in 1871 passed. A bill amendin
the Enforcement Act passed. It prc
vides that if, by the existing laws of an
State, the election commencing on til
Tuesday next after the first Monday i
November, 1872, for tho purpose <
choosiug Presidential electors, be r
quired to bo continued for moro tba
one day, then said electiou shall be coi
tinued the number of days required L
the laws of such States.
In tbe Houso, tho military ucadeiu
appropriation bill passed. A bill r
diming the force employed in tho colic
tion of internal revouue was introduce
A bill to ourry out tho provisions of tl
treaty of Washington was postponed f<
Probabilities-The barometer will co
tinue falling in tho South Atlantic ai
Middle States to-night, with tbrcutouit
weathor, Southerly winds and ruin i
Thursday. The lowest burumeier Vf
move North-east over Wisconsin, I
diana and Kentucky, willi rain and bri
South-easterly winds. Cloudy wcath
is probable for New Euglaud und Wei
ward to Luke Michigan.
RICHMOND, VA., April 17.-Tho R
publican State Convention mot here t
day, and was called to order by Unit
States Senator Lu wis. About four hon
were spout in discussing the merits
candidates for permanent chairmau, &
there being four in nomination-thi
Whites and one colored. Tho color
candidate, Dr. D. M. Norton, of Sui
County, was finally elected. A comm
tee on credentials was thon appointe
and a recess taken uutil to-night, i
venty-threo Counties are represented.
ATLANTA, April 17.-Hon. E. G. (
bauiss, a prominent citizen, forme
chairman of the D?mocratie Exocut
Committee of Giorgia, died to-day.
CHARLESTON, April 17.-lu tho Uni I
States Court, tho jury in tho caso
Smith aud Spencer, charged with ct
spiraoy aud murder, disagreed, af
eighteen hours absence-niuo for n
thrco ugninst a verdict of murder,
uew trial was ordered.
^ RALEIGH, April 17.-The Republic
Stato Convent ion met hero to-day. J
II. Harris, colored, wa? elected tem
rory Chairman, and Samuel F. Phil
permanent Chairman. The representa
tion is large. Gov. D. R. Caldwell was
renominated by a vote of 58, against 28
for Judge Settle. 14 for Gen. Dockery,
and 7 for Judge Logan. After the nomi?
nation, Gov. Caldwell came forward and
accepted the nomination, in a speech of
oue hour's length. Other uomiuations
were deferred until to-morrow moruiug.
R?solutions were adopted eudorsiug
Grant's administration and that of Gov.
Caldwell, declnring for general amnesty,
and taking a -wide rango in behalf of
education. Tho contest to-morrow for
other Stato officers will be exciting. Re?
solutions asking the United States Se?
nate to scat Gen. Abbott were offered bv
R. C. Badger.
TORONTO, April 17.-Thirteen priuters
havo been arrested for conspiracy to pre?
vent others from working.
SriNGFiEiiD, MASS, April 17.- Rev.
George 13. Ide, a Baptist preacher, is
MATAMORAS. April 17.-Reinforce?
ments from Vera Cruz are expected off
the mouth of the Rio Grande to-night.
The revolutionists halted in their march
on Mutamoras for wuut of funds. The
? revolutionists in tho interior are divided
in small depredating bands. Troops
havo been sent from Fort Brown, Texas,
to prevent cuttle steuliug.
NEW YORK. April 17-Evening.
Father Savussi, au eminent Italian
priest, hnB arrired.
Specie exports, to dny, ?300,000.
Judge Brady rendered a decision in
tho libel suit of Samuel Samuels against
the Evening Post, to-day, granting tho
motion of the defer? Jant for another
panel of the sheriff's jury thuu that
which awarded tho damages, to muke
tho assessment; but postponement of
tho assessment until Mr. Bryuut's return,
The Grant me.etiug was called to order
at 8 o'clock. Wm. E. Dodge presided.
A series of resolutions were udopted ex?
pressing couU.dc.uco in thc patriotism
and ability of President Grant, and
asserting that his re-election is u proper
reward for th? good service he hus doue;
the lust one deulaving, us the judgment
of this meeting, that a majority of tho
people desire his rc-no m i nation ami re?
KI nu IM-lal nod Commercial.
LONDON, April 17-Noon.-Consols
92??. Bonds U0.
FRANKFORT, April 17.-Bonds 95Jtt.
PARIS, April 17.-lieu tes 55f 47c.
LIVERPOOL, April 17-3 P. M.-Cotton
quiet-uplands ll,'j ; Orleans lljj; sales
12,000 bubs; speculation aud export
LIVERPOOL, April 17-Evening.-Cot?
ton closed quiet aud unchanged.
NEW YORK. April 17-Noon.-Stocks
strong. Gold 11)%. Money firm, ut 7.
Exchange-long 9?.'?; short, 10. Govern?
ments dull but steady. Flour dull and
unchanged. Wheat quiet und heavy.
Cora dull and unchanged. Pork dull
now mess email@example.com. Lard in buyers'
favor-steam $}?(Ji?%. Cottou dull
uplands 23%; Orleuus 24; sales 01)0
bales. Freights steady.
7 P. M.-Cotton dull; sales 1.07G
bales-uplands 23;,u ; Orleans 21. Flou r
uuehunged. Whiskey activer, nt 88@
8bj.<. Wheat lc. better, closing quiet
winter red Western 1.68(3)1.75. Corn
opened VJo. better, but closed dull, with
the advance lost. Rico firm, at 9(i?9;\t'
Pork a shade easier. Lard a shade easier,
at 8%@9jkj. Freights steady. Sales of
futures to-day 4.000 bales, ns follows:
April 22 5-16(#23; May 23#@23 5-16;
June 23??(7/)23% ; July 23JB; August
23%@24; September 22??@22jf?; Octo?
ber 20(u)2l; November 20; December 20.
Money easy, at 7. Sterling dull, at 9(</\
OX. Gold lOJ?C??'11- Governments
firm. Teonossees and now South Caro?
linas firm; others steady.
LOUISVILLE, April 17.-Bagging un?
changed. Flour active and firm-extra
family 7.25. Corn quiet. Provisions
quiet. Pork 12 50(^12.75. Bacon in
lair demand. Lard aud whiskey steady.
CINCINNATI, April 17.-Flour dull.
Coru lirm. Pork nominal. Lard do
mund light-kettle 9. Bacon dull and
unchanged. Whiskey steady, at 8-1.
BALTIMORE, April 17.-Cotton quiet
and firm-middling 23j;i; receipts 319
bales; sales 205; stock 11,903. Flour
quiet aud firm. Wheat unchanged.
Com scarce- white GG@67; yellow Gd.
Oats 57(^.00. Provisions quiet. Pork
13.75. Bacon unchanged. Whiskey
37;^. Lard dull, at 9.
A?0111LE, April 17.-Cotton quiet -
middling 22; receipts 103 bales; sales
500; stock 23,961.
. WILMINGTON, April 17.-Cotton quiet
-middling 22|?; receipts 98 bales.
NEW ORLEANS, April 17.-Cotton in fair
demand-middling 22''J; receipts 1,558
bales; sales 2,000; stock 117,848. Good
and choice Hour in demand but. scarce
low to good treble extra 8 U0@10.0p.
Corn drooping-mixed 00(^07; yellow
and white CH. Pork quiet, but linn
mess held ut 13.87. Bacon quiet, at 5' ?
(??7^?; hams, sugar-cured, 11,'j. Lard
dull-tierce 8%@9j>a. S igar nominal
low common 7; fuir to fully fair 9 Vi.
Molasses nominal-common fermenting
35; good common -10; primo eily reliue
ry roboilud 55. Whiskey 80(/i>91. Coi
PHILADELPHIA, April 17.-Cotton quiet
GALVESTON, April 17.-Cotton steady
-good ordinary 20J.f ; receipts MG bules;
sales 200; stock 1G.832.
CHARLESTON, April 17.-Cotton steady
-middling 22W; receipts 33G bales; sales
200; stock 17,218.
AUGUSTA, April 17.-Cottou quiet
middling 22; receipts 100 bules; sales 425.
SAVANNAH, April 17.-Cotton-buyers
and sellers apart; good demand at in?
side quotations; holders very linn at
outside-middling 22J.?; receipts 571
bales; sales 100; stock 110,221.
NORFOLK, April 17.-Cotton firm -
low middling 22; receipts 537 bales;
salo* 100; stock 2,433.
BOSTON, April 17.-Cotton firmer, at
23%; receipts 55 bales; sales 700; stock
UNITED STATES CIROOTE COURT.-Tho
United States Circuit Court mot at the
usual hour yesterday morning, aud
transacted the following preliminary bu?
siness previous to entering upon thc
trial which occupied tho principal part
of the day.
Tho cuses of Charles Oglcaby, P. A.
Daws, James Trammoll, Dauiel Nicholas
und William Nicholas, charged with con?
spiracy, wer? nolle prossed by the Dis?
trict Attorney und tho defendants dis?
Au order was issued to (he Marshal for
the remo viii of I luyen Hardwick, Wm.
Barnes anti Garland Hardwick from
Chester to Charleston.
Tho cases of Leander Spencer aud
Wm. Smith were then culled, und John
P. Pickm, Esq., appeared for the pri?
soners, huviug been unsigned to their de?
fence by the Court Inst Friday. These
defenduuts uro charged with conspiracy
aud with tho murder of Churlio Good,
I und these arc tho first murder cases that
have been brought to trial ut this term.
They were arraigned, and ouch pleaded
not guilty to the joint indictment, which
churges, first, n general conspiracy to
prevent divers citizens from voting, in
violation of the Eulorcemcnt Act of May
31, 1870; second, a conspiracy ou tho 7th
of March, 1871, against Charlie Good,
und thu killing of Charlie Good; third, a
conspiracy aguiust Charlie Good because
he had voted in 1870; und fourth, u con?
spiracy against Charlie Good to prevent
him from voting iii 1372.
Mr. Fickuu thru suid that hu desired,
just ut that moment, uud un a matter ol
form, to cuter ii plea as to the jurisdic?
tion of tho court, hie made the point
that tho Circuit Court of the United
States could uot entertain the question
of murder or any of tho other crime?
alleged iu these cases, as by the Act ol
Congress tho subject wus confined to the
District Court, lie objected, therefore,
that the casu was improperly before tin
court; but ho said hu merely made tlu
objection ut that time, so that they coule
take advantage of ir. at the proper timi
in the further progress of the cuse. Iii
did not propose to make any formal ar
gutiieut upon tho question, us it hat
once before been raised uud argued ii
that court, and was uow pending upoi
au appeal to tho Supreme Court.
Judge Brynn-That precise point hu
uover beau argued in this court.
Mr. Picken -Would tho court liku b
hear argument upou the poiut?
Judge Bond-No, sir.
The process ol empaneling a jury the)
began, und was us tedious us usual. B,
thc ruling of tho court on the previo?
day, but thirty-one nuuies were put int
th? hut, instead of the. whole number <J
attending juro IS, mid this resulted i
abridging tu souiu ex'etit tho effect t
tho peremptory challenges made by th
District Attorney. The District AttOl
uey freely exercised th? privilege c
"standing aside" the intelligent dookie
white jurors who were presented, au
wbeu tho list of thirty-one bad beou ea
haunted, but six jurors had been ol
luiued. It was thou ordered by th
court that tho names of those who ha
boen rejected by tho prosecution shoul
be again called. By this menus, thn
moro jurara, (white.) who hud been o
dored by tho District Attorney to ?tun
aside, were obtained und sworn in. Tl
jury, ns finally formed, was composed <
five white ami neveu colored men.
Tho indictment was then read over 1
tho jury, and District Attorney Corbi
made his stereotyped Rpeech in npuuu
the cane, uud culled the usual wituessc
who also recited their stereotyped tesl
Atter the argument by counsel for ai
aguiust the prisoneis, Judge Bond mai
ti brief charge to the jury, dotiuiug tl
crime of conspiracy and the measure
proof neuded to establish tho fact, ai
defining the crinm of murder and tl
responsibility of ench party engaged
participating in it.
The jury retired at 9.20 P. M., ai
not having reta rued at ll o'clock, t
court ordered that they bo kept
charge of the marshal until this mor
ing, ut 10 o'clock, to which time t
court adjourned.-Charleston News, 17
BLED TO DEATH.-Yesterday afti
noun, as a negro mau, named Hui
Morse, waa rolling a wheelbarrow ou t
lower portion of Broiul street, an ard
iu one of bis legs burst. Hu attempt
to proceed, but was hoon compelled
sit down. Several geutleiueu iu t
neighborhood proceeded to his nssi
unce, and attempted to stop tho How
blood. All their efforts proved of
avail, however, and bo bled to death i
few minutes.-Augusta Const it ut ional i i
SPECIFIC AGAINST SMALL Pox.-1
find the following ni an Euglish pail
i A physician in Puris has discovered I
I the deadly night shade, (atropa be
donna,) employed carefully, is a in
valuable specific against sm di pox. J
Severus urgently recommends it m
preventive against this disease, whi
since the siege, has made such ruvugt
They have been luxuriating in Is
York lately in Wachtel, tho tenor, v
"gave his high C with a rocket-1
force and with ti nerring prccisiu
Most tenors, wbeu they gi? up iu I
way, como down like a Mick - "with
erring precision, too."
JAIL DELIVERY.-On Monday eveni
just about daik. six of the prisonerse
lined in tho Oruiigoborg County j
not content with tho Lourd nf Sin
Riggs, concluded tboy would cha
quarters, and vamoosed to "parts
MISSIONARY TO CHINA.-Hov. -
DilBoso, of Darlington, S. C., who
in attendance on tho Preabylery
week, left on Friday for (Jinna,
fair young bride accompanied bun.
Laud bas risen twenty to twenty
??er cent, ill value in thu eily td Chu
niuce the lire.
A Chinese newspaper ha? cnti
upon its two-thoiisaudlli volume. lt
lo>,t all of its original subscriben".
TUB LIDF.BAL MOVEMENT.-Tho liberal re
furoi movement appears to Inwo gained cou
siderablo momentum from tho recent decla?
ration of sympathy by leading Now York poli?
ticians. Thu names ot prominent mon,
hitherto severely reticent, in various sectious
o? tho uouulrv, aro almost daily boonming
connected with the movement. Tho Spring
Held (IU.) Mule Hey ?ai cr, ot tho Otu instant,
baa tho lollowiug signilloa it paragraph con?
cerning the progress ot thc liberal idea iu '.hat
"An immense liberal Republican movemont
ii in progress in this city, and in a fu\v days a
call will be issued calling a State Convention
to select delegates to the Cincinnati Conven?
tion. Tho hamos to tho call will embrace
about all thu prominent Republicans in this
Statu. Some of thu liamos to tilla document
aro already tin tho 'regular' call fur tho S;ato
Convention of M av 22."
Tho Now York ZVi'niiic is charged with in?
gratitude in opposing tho re election of Con.
(jrant. It replies thut it has been fur thirty
year? tho advocate of tho "one-term princi?
ple," and that when first nominated, General
Grant was with it on that question; and it
asks whether, if hu bo re-elected, tho ollico
huldurs will not press him for a third term,
and it want.- to know when il may support
"another without iucurring thu reproach ot
L'bo question id quite pertinent. Thero is
no limit to tho rc-eiigibility of a President in
tho Constitution. Washington set n sort of
fashion for eight years, which was broken in
upou by tho Kepublicana turning out tbs tirst
Adams at the end of four years, but Jefferson,
Madison and Monroe held on tor eight years.
There id no bar to Grant's eligibility" for a
third term, and tho oflicu-bolders would no
doubt liiii! vi ry much to keep bim in his scat
for that third terni, that they might continue
for four ye-irs longer to lap tho public pap.
lint they should certninly gtVO Mr. Greeley lo
understand winni ho may haul off without in?
curring the charge ot ingratitude.
[ lilclimund Dispatch.
Tho great, liberal movement which is uow
in progress al the North, and which looks te
timi deliuito organization and leadership at
the coming Cincinnati Convention, has io
cuived now iinpotua from tho dignity am!
character of thu Cooper Institute meeting in
New York city. That mooting, ia numbers,
in the character of tho men who composed
it, aud in the tone of the speedie* whick
were made, is another illustration of till
breadth and scope <>r tho movement itself
and of tho proportions it promises to assume
Whatever may bo tbo result in November, uti
one can iiudor-ratu ita present i-iguillcauci
and importance. Thu voice of tito Coopei
lustitutu meeting cannot fail to bo full
throughout tho country na a voice of power
lt ii the voice of some i.f the. ablest and mos
Influential citizens of New York and of tin
North, responsive to tho voice of tho South
writhing auder the burdens of Federal ant
local misgovernment, and pleading for jus
tico, emancipation and relief, ll id rospon
nive aleo to thu voice of .Missouri and of tie
great Weat, whero this movement began
which is appropriately denominated "hbo
ral," bcCillao it embraces, r anns to em
brace, all men who are truly liberal, no mat
ter of what, party name-thal ts, men wir
have liberality mioiigb tu sacrifi?e old part
prejudices to the behests ol patriotism, an
meet upon ground oiico common tu all polit j
cal parlies alike.
l'ho objects of the movement, as defined i
tho d?clarai tim of principles put forth, an
in lim speeches which were delivered at tb
Cooper Institute, may bo briefly stated. The
aro, first and foremost, thu completo au
Undi restoration of the Southern Mates au
people to the free enjoy mont nf all thei
rights and privileges as integral members c
the American Union ami ail integral part t
thu American people. Tho exceptional au
abnormal condition of tho South has too lou
been made thc excuse and pretext for a
sorts of aggressions and innovations upo
tho Constitu? iou. Tho double motiv? for tl:
policy pursued, as exponed and analyzed I.
.Senator t'rumbull, has been both mercenui
ami political. Viewed in tin former aspect i
the case, it looks as if the property and foi
tunes ut thu Southern people, their State gi
wrntnents. securities and railroads, hs
boen tho subject of a vast "bear'' oporatioi
in which ibu civil and military power of tl
General Government had been employed i
au instrument tu depress to thu lowest poll
the marlua able va! : of every thiu-r in tl
South, that all might become moro easily ll
spoil of tho speculator and adventurer. Ge
eral amnesty and the removal of all politic
disabilities forms a leading fe a turo of tl
"liberal" programme, and one which cann
fail to elicit a hearty response from tho Sont
A second object lu view is resist anea to tl
present centralizing tendencies of the Gen
ral Government, which threatens to tratisfnr
the whole nature of our Government and
dwarf t he States into mero provinces of tl
Union, having no rights but what thu Cons
lutiou confers, win u, as Senator Ti unthill) i
marks, the direct reverse ls the fact. Third1
wo aro promised a reformation of the prac
cal abuses and corruptions which are such
present and growing scandal tn our instit
tiona, and constitute so much of the popul
burden ot government. This portion of i
programma includes a reform in our prrsi
system ot taxation and nf the civil m r'rii
and,according to sotllu of the speakers at t
Now Voik meeting, tho "one-term" prineip
as applied to t he Presidential office. All
these objects the present Administration, il
charged, bas shown itself nuable or llliwilli
to accomplish. They cannot be nt tu i ned
the aid of the ufUcc-holdcr*!, nor through t
agency of an oiUce-hohlers' convention;
the men who liv?! by politics ar ? hostile to a
movement which militates against their ]
theory that government is a "niacin:;. " t?i
"run" ill the inti ri -t ni puny, 01 i :' the p
(ictihir laetiou of a party In which they |
soiiully belong. These obj els can only
si cure I by the ixertloiis ..* Ibu pcoph
large, ann b.% means of a convention ol i
people as distinguished li' in a conventioi
: i te-btdilers
Such i? the bare..t outline ol tin polili
programme! whic.ii airead.? begins t?? mun!
largely ns advocate* and adh?rents in
puts ol the c.?tu.try. T.? see uro its tri un
?viii undoubtedly, cad for lb? manifestai itu
ne?re "libera.tty" than has heretofore bi
shown by lhos?) who hive controlled
policy ?>t the Government steer the v.air. i
belong to what has been for t wy I ve years
dominant party. Ai lite Sntltb natur:
and traditionally conservative, and now
pendent for relief upon tim spread and >
cess of more "liberal" principles nt tho Nu
- sip'b ?i programme cannot fail to un et n
enthusiastic and hearty acceptance. To
Sou; j it matters hti;?i under what nani'
party utaudard its liberation is acconiphal:
Substance-the substance ?if sound enlist
t ion il duel riue a nd g nv ern me nt - i . ?bul
Southern peoplu desire; a ntl it cantu.t bo
uieil that thu sentiments proclaimed by
"liberal Uopuhlicaiis" in ?anuid! at New V
have a wonderfully familiar ring of thoold ?
r. t i t ti I i i > 11 u I doctrine about them. They
sound American doctrines no matter
whom proclaimed -neb ns was once |
fessed by public men nf nil partit s, amt i
like a good ih-al of what in years ?last ?veli
been teaching and proclaiming oiin-ot
Some I rut hs aro nono lim bsa valuable
cause they are not new, and tho liberal i
gramme makes un pretensions lo original
?Vinnev? r may be in the Interest ??f Ibo wi
people should not bo over-clouded or spo
hy thc selfishness ol politicians ort!:''nt
liney of "impracticables,''North ur So
lin" cou ii I ry will await with interest I he
I lier di velopiiu nt of i vents.- H i'd tn ?rr .
IT.XNSVI.VAXI.I AM? GtSI'.IIAI. G lt ANT,
ptiiilicuii puny, affairs aie in a ureal M:. t
pcrpb xity in Pennsylvania, lin ii itt
i.million ol i ! enei.: t 11 a rt ra nf t lui-Gove
by lim Giiicc-lied.b rV U ii vi lit ion upi ?Gi
A*light thrown into a cave, enabling r p.
mrs t?i sec milch that e?llld liol be ? nv
AD ia many other States, the Republican
parly ht Pennsylvania is smartly ore-assed.
Thoro are, first, Grant and anti-Grant par?
ties, and then there are parties for and
against Sonator Cameron, and fur and against
Mr. Forney. Of coarse, tho anti-Grant mon
are against tho nominee of tho Cisco-holders'
Convention; aud equally, of courso, are. the
anti-Cameron mon against that convention,
hecaueo it was rulod by Cameron, and the
uoi?ineo (ilartranft) is tho Cameros nomi?
nee. Wo may readily understand tbat this
nominoo enters thc ?oid under disadvantages.
Tho Philadelphia Preta and tho Inquirer, tho
i n tl nen tia. 1 ll ?publican papers ot I'hiladel
phia, havo predicted bis defeat. They say
bis nomination is most unfortunate, and can
but lead to disaster. With such a start, if
tho opposition show oven tho least discretion,
tho (irani party must sustain u dekat from"
which they cannot recover at tho Presiden?
tial election. Tho state of things in Penn?
sylvania in pretty much tho samo aa in Hove?
ra I other Statoa. lt is tho result of tko arbi?
trary disposition with which the party has
become imbued from tho policy and presump?
tion of ultra Radicalism. They havo been
taught to consider the Republican party tho
Union itaolr. Tho Government alni all its
goods and oflicca bolong to them, thoy be?
lieve; and it has como to that, that each par?
tisan believes himself endowed with such
high titles to placo and benefits thal bo will
brook no questioning nf it from any quarter.
Hence, high and impudent assumptions
amongst thcmsolveo, and uncompromising
struggles over tho Government spoils. Th-.-y
have an insatiahlo grood and a shameless?
ness that aro dead to all eonao of propriety.
They know nothing but aeif, and will Bacrilico
everything to that.
lt would hu surprising, therefore, if there
wero not wura amongst them-bitter feuds
which cannot ho healed. These tbiugs give
General Grant a vast deal of trouble; but
they como from a disease generated iu a
great degree by him, and ia us much beyond
his power to control as aro the winda, lie
trios to koop tho factions in Pennsylvania
faal bound to himself; but their strife with
one another threatens to sink him, and he
cannot pnt au cud to that; he cannot still the
passions ho has sowed; ho cannot, to quote
? minie, quiet tho hounds whose noses he
has bloodud.-Richmond Dispatch.
Ku KLUX OUTBADE IX FLORIDA.- On tho 2d
day of last December, Mr. Neil Ferguson, the
Tax Collector of Manon County, Florida, was
murdered. His body was discovered tho next
day, near Duuuing'a Hammock, and it was
evident that he had been murdered in the
most delib?ralo and cold-blooded manner.
His head was broken, his throat was cut, and
theie wero various bruises aboat bia person.
Tho news waa rapidly spread throughout tho
State, mid tho diabolical character of the
deed called forth tho loudest denunciations
of press and people. Thc Democratic papers
alluded to tho outrago in Utting terms, but
the Radical aud carpet-bag organs, taking
I heir cue from tho fact that thu murdered
man was a Republican in politics, eont up a
thrilling howl of Ku Klux. They called upon
Congress to come to the rescue of loyal men
in Florida, and hold up tho murder of Fergu?
son us another evidence that thu oxig?neles
ot tho times demanded martial law for that
State. Mr. Ferguson, in common with Dick?
inson, whoso murder in Jackson County ex?
cited so much regret, was held up as a loyal
martyr and as another victim of tho uncon?
quered rebellion, itnd we venture to assert
milt tho nanto of tho unfortunate mania to
he fouud iu the list of Ku Klux outrages tur?
niped by the scalawags and carpet-baggers
to tue Congrusrional Committee which visited
Jacksonville: sumo timo ?go. Furtuuutely,
howe ver, for the people of Florida, and fortu?
nately for the people ul" Marion County, tho
impartial verdict ot timo hasset them right.
Suspicion fell upon three negroes-three
loyal warda of the nation-named, respect?
ively, Robert Drown, Andrew S|>aight and
.Moses Green, mid they wero arrested shortly
aller. In a very lilli? while, all tho facts of
tho murder carno out, and those facta go to
show that in spirit, plan and execution, it was
ouu of the most deliourate and culu-blooded
homicides ever committed. lu order that the
facts may be proporly claasilied among the
records ot crime, and in,order ihat the Rev.
Mr. Greeley may seo tho plastic and conve?
nient material from which Ku Klux outrages
are manufactured, wo venturo toglvo au ac?
count of i he murder, conder-sod from tho tes?
timony of tho various witnesses examined at
th? recent trial of the murderers iu Manon
The murder of Mr. Ferguson was planned
hy tho negroes a woek before the deed was
committed, and the arrangement! fully com?
pleted. Tho motivo seems to have been rob?
bery. Mr. Furguson waa tho Tax Collector
of Marion County, and was supposod hy thu
negroes lo carry "about his person large mi m s
of money. Tho day of the murder, tho throe
lleuda followed the unfortunate mau to Waca
hoota, dodged him until ho started to re?
turn, and Moally met him on ibu road. An?
drew Spaight asked Mr. Fergusou if ho had
been collecting t XCB, to which he reulied in
the affirmative. Upon being asked if ho had
much money, tho doomed mau answered that
he had very little. Tho people wero poor,
and found "it difficult to pay their taxes,
j The negro Andrew Spaight tuen dealt him
three heavy blows with a club, felling him to
i thu ground, and the negro Brown deliberate?
ly cut the throat ??f tho murdered man. The
negroes then retired to a hammocK and di?
vided i heir plunder.
i'hey were brought to tri.il in Ocala on the
.20th ol Mareh. and pleaded not gullly. The
jury before which they ?ore tried waa com?
posed nf pix whites and six colored men. and
aller healing ibu testimony, a verdict of
uuilty was unanimously and immediately
agreed upon. Alluding tn the examination
n! tho Witnesses for the d?rmico, all colored,
the Ccu lu R tinner (a itadieal paptr) says: ''ii
was so evident that the witnesses for the do
fence were deliberately pcrjurb'g themselves,
: :. it e uuisel would not con linne tu? examina
tioii." The piisoners were sentenced tu bo
I hauled - .Snciif.nfth Republican,
A very st rango story, says tho New j
Ymk \VorLl of tho 7th, comes from !
Paris quite as remarkable ns nev that
has been told of tho Ku Klux, lu au
open lot of tho Hue do Yauvres tho body
of a colored gentleman, dressed with ro?
il ai kable taste, was found piercetl with
thieu wounds, apparently inflicted with
n dagger. There was clearly no attempt
ut robbery, for in his pockets were found
1.200 francs, and tho following curious
note: "To-night nt 3 o'clock three ns
sussing aro waiting for mo in thu '(Hos
Villein 1.' ?Still I am going Ibero. Let
no attempt be made to discover 'hem il'
they kill nie. I will not utter a single
cry, and I pardon them." Tho gentle?
man's boily was brought to tho morgue,
and thc police-well, they uro "working
up the case."
The Richmond Dispatch says that Mr.
Lincoln'? death inflicted a greater injury
upon the Southern States than upon tho
Northern, and it thinks that there is now
a general and sincere respect in that part
of the country for his memory.
Pour yoai'8 ugo Lincoln, Ibo capital of
Nebraska, was "away onion Ibo prairie,"
itud was called "Young's Colony." Be?
fore the close of tho preneut henson it
w I have .-ix railroad.-, and will be light?
ed willi gas.
A Texan gamo of euchre was ended by
, e.in ..| tho players ordering tho other up
; willi Iii ? little Derringer.
A Bo AN DAL UPON TUE NATION.-That ia an
extraordinary statement which Mr. Jules"
Favre makea before a committee of the
French National Aaaembly, charging the
United Btatea Minister at Fat ia with main?
taining relationa with the Germans, during
tho late war, of a character to justify suspi?
cions of complicity with the besiegers of
Paris. To give point to thia serious imputa?
tion against our republic Favre relates an
incident of tho war which justified the belief
that the besiegers had been notified by an
aide-do-camp of an American General of an
intended attack by the French at Malmaison.
Whon this attack waa made, tho enemy waa
Tully preparod therefor. It was proved" that
the American officer bad visited them the
day borore. Favre caused his arrest, but Mr.
Washburue interfered and demanded bia re?
lease. Ho was released, but Favr* and the
French authorities woro not satisfied of bia
innocence, and be repeats, deliberately and
guardedly, bis belief that the American Em?
bassy maintained a coastant espionage on
tho French Government, and apprised the
Germans of all their plans and preparations.
These aro serious accusations from a high
and responBib'o source It is duo to our na?
tion and people that they should bo itiveati
KHted, and, if found to be false, that they
should bo branded as sncb. It will look bad
ia history that auch a scandal should be left
unexplained. Our descendants ought not to
bo condemned to the shame of reading such
gross imputations upon their ancestors. If
M. Favre haa calumniated our nation or any
of its representatives, lot him bo held up to
tho censuro and condemnation of mankind.
Thus it waa that our fathers acted when,
more than lOOyoara ago, the character of oar
illustrious Washington was assailed in tho
French National Assembly with the distinct
oharge of violating bia faith and parole in the
affair of the capitulation to tho French com?
mander in the war with Ganada. No sooner
?vas tho calumny communicated to this conn
try than the Legislature of Virginia appoint?
ed a committee to investigate and report upon
the charge. That report was a clear and full
vindication of the fame of our great chieftain.
The whole story had originated from the mu?
tual ignorance of the two commanders of each
other's languages. And even the utterers ol
the calumny franki] recognized the satisfac?
tory answer and refutation wbicb went from
Virginia, and ever afterwards became even
tho French version of the affair. Let lhere be
an equally prompt and satisfactory response
to M. Favre's charge against our Government
and people, and if, upon a full and thorough
examination, there should prove to be any
foundation for tho scandal, let its shame and
burden rest upon tho individuals implicated,
and not upon the nation.
[New Orleans Times-.
FATAL LEAP FROM AU EXPRESS TRAIN.
On Saturday evening, as the train from
Philadelphia was passing Rahway, Carl
Scbnrtz, a cabinet maker of that city,
jumped oil and was killed. The train
does not stop in Rahway, and had passed
the depot. When it reached the freight
house, Schurtz made the fatal leap, his
head striking the projecting end of a tie.
The blow fractured his skull. He was
employed by Daniel Kyno, and had been
working in Elizabeth. He was non con?
versant with English, and in attempting
to return to his borne on Saturday night
took tho Washington express from Eliza?
beth, by mistake. The train did not
stop ut Rahway, and he was carried to
New Bruuawiok. In attempting to re?
turn to Hallway it is supposed he again
made a mistake in taking a express train.
A curious effect was produced in the
Penasquitos Valley, Cal., by tho recent
earthquake. The springs were opened
to such an extent as to increase the flow
of water moro than four-fold. A reser -
voir, which it took three and-a-half to
four days to fill, was filled in twenty
four hours. The earthquake of fifteen
years ago partially closed the same
Rather good, if rather severe: The
Boston Advertiser says of a novice's ap?
pearance, there is "DO occasion for him
to search through the brilliantly bound
lexicon of his juvenesceuco to find the
word -fail.' "
A resident, of Kalamazoo writes to a
"school board" in Ohio, that ho will
tuke a school, as he has "fought 2 terms
school and I attended 1 college 4 yrs at
detroit, michigan, and am 26 yrs av
Quotion Salo?. .
BY D. C. PEIXOTTO & SON.
THIS (Thursday) MORNING, at 10 o'clock, in
front of our Auction Store, we will sell,
Sundry articles of FURNITURE, consisting
of a lino Cottage Sot, Carpets, Chairs, Mar?
ble-top Table, Hocking Chairs, Shades, Mat?
tresses, and many use lui articles.
.20 bags FLOUR.
Loxes Ginger Snaps.
Crockery and Glassware.
Terms (tush. April 18
ON FRIDAY, lOth instant, at ll o'clock, A.
M . we will sell, on the premises, to the
highest bidder, without reserve, the following
valuable REAL ESTATE:
Vacant LOT, 54 feet front, located on tho
Fast side of Gates street, between Lady and
Vacant Lot, corner of Gervais and Gates
streets, 3-1 feet 0 inches front on Gervais
stree!, and running back ICC feot on Gates
Vacant Lol, same size, fronting on Gervais
street. East of and adjoining the above.
Tffn quarter acre LO I'S on the South sido
?if Gervais street, between Gates and Lincoln
The HOUSE and LOT on tho North-east
corner nf Gervais and Lincoln streets.
Turma made known at sale.
SE1SEL8 k EZELL,
Auril lt Heal Estate brokers.
P. M. BEEF.
OPF.N this morning, ono barrel FULTON
MARKE! REFF, the price ami quality of
which will make our butchers blush.
April 17 t_ P CANTWELL. Main a .
Horses and Males.
fU-^DAY, I will have for sile "MA
J#ESPVwenty fine, well-broko Ken-ijJ a
LIZJUtucky MULES and HOUSES, wnicU
can bo seen at Logan's lot, corner Assembly
and Senate streets. These animals will bo
sold cheap for cash. J. A. ALLEN.
April LS_ _1_
rpnORRURN'S fresh GARDEN SEEDS will
Jl be sold ont at half price.
April Itt E. HOPE.
Union Council No. ?. R. & S. M.
fTHE Regular Convocation of Union
Council No 5 will bo held in Masonic
Hall, Tills (Thursday) EVENING, at 8
o'clock. Ly order of tho T. 1. G. M.
april IS 1 G. T. ll ERG, Recorder.