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LONDON, May 12-8anday morning.
The Observer says oommumoations have
been passing between the Cabinets of
Washington and London all the past
' week. The United States has yet made
no definite proposition of a favorable
character, but it is hoped, however, that
the President may reoommend, and the
Senate approve, a modification of the
treaty. The course of the British Go?
vernment beforo Parliament to-morrow
.depends on tho reply of the Washington
Cabinet. Public opinion in England is
averse to any aotion whioh will olose ne?
gotiations for settlement.
LONDON, May 13.-Most of tho sailors
who struck work at Southampton have
returned to work, and the strike there is
thought to be over.
PARIS, May 13.-The Municipal Coun?
cil of Paris bas voted in favor of tbe
conBtraotion of tramways throughout the
NEW YORE, May 12.- Buchanan Bead
WASHINGTON, May 12.-General Jones
and Major Sayre are doing well. No
serious apprehensions, though both, are
NASHVILLE, May 12.-The Georgia
Press Association, embraoing nearly all
the editors of that State, arrived here
this morning, and after visiting the vari?
ous plaoea of interest, were tendered a
banquet at Exposition Hall.
DETROIT, May 12.-1,500 men, em?
ployed at the Heda, Calumet and
School-craft 'Mines, are on a strike.
Troops are demanded by the Sherill
and Circuit Judge. General Sheridan
replies that he has no available troops,
but General Cook has sent a company
of infantry. The spread of disorders tc
other minee is apprehended.
WASHINGTON, May 13.-In the House,
Yorhees in a personal explanation, made
a bitter auti-Greeley speech. It is tb?
sensation of the day. Tho Senate ii
considering the supplemental enforce
PITTSBURG, May 13.-Fahoestock'i
lead works were burned to-day; los:
CARTHAGE, TENN., May 13.-A neg?
raper Was hanged to-day.
OAKLISLE, PA., May 13.-South Moun
tain forest is burning.
SCRANTON, PA., May 13.-An exploaioi
at Pine Bidge colliery killed three.
NEW YORE, May 18.- The hark Ca
roline, from Bremen, had aeventeei
deaths daring the passage, out of 11
?assengera; and the bark Gessner, fron
?remen, with 372 passengers, had ll
deaths. The brig Abbie Clifford, o
Stockton, Maine, arrived, to-day, fron
Pernambuoo. Captain Clifford, tb
mate and a seaman had diod of yellow
fever, and tbe captain's wife and other
were sick, but had recovered. After th
death of the mate, the captain's wif
navigated the brig and brought her int
Several bosses have agreed to pa;
carpenters full prices for eight boura.
A.U action is pending against Obie
Deteotive Whitney, for assault, extortio
and false imprisonment.
A Coban letter Bays every stearne
leaving carries many Spaniards.
BUFFALO, N. Y., May 13.-The prc
pelter Chicago, from Chicago, lade
with flour and general merohandizi
sunk in ioe this morning, about tweut
miles from here. The crew were savci
Over 100 vessels are in sight of tt
harbor, blocked by an immense mass <
ioe from the upper lakes. Nearly evei
tug in the harbor har been disable
while endeavoring to tow vessels tbrougl
WASHINGTON, May 13-Evening.-Tl
President, to-day, transmitted to tl
Senate the correspondence between tl
United States and Great Britain relati
to the treaty of Wajhington, aocomp
nied with a brief message. Tbe envelo]
bore the word "confidential." A she
time after the reception of the doo
meats, the Senate went into exeouti
session, when they were read. It a
pears the design of the President was
ascertain the views of the Senate as tc
new article to the treaty, withdrawi
the claims for consequential damag
from the American statement of t
case, with the provision, ia substnnc
that whenever England or the Unit
States shall be at war, and tho o the
neutral, the neutral will make no co
plaints for any indirect, remote or cc
sequential inj aries or losses, resnlti
from a failaro to observe neutral du ti
As it is known that Great Britain v
agree to the proposed new article, a
that both Governments are anxious
save the treaty by ibis means, it v
thought proper to place the Seoate
possession of all the faots, in order tl
the Executive, acting upon their advi
might pursue tho negotiation so as
?eoare the consummation of the trea
in a manner satisfactory to the two (
vern men ta. There was a brief deb
after the reading of the documents,
Tolviog the merits of the question,
motion was made to remove the inj a
tion of secrecy, bat this failed, and
message and documenta were then
dered to be printed in oonfidenoe, i
referred to the Committee on Fore
Relations. There is seareely a quest
that the Senate will advise the acct
anoe of the additional article to
In the Senate, a oommittee of eon
enoe was ordered apon the House ame
meat refunding taxes apon barned w
key. Goldthwaite's bill for bridg
rivers emptying into Mobile Bay pasi
The election law and defloienoy bill v
argued at great length, when the Set
went into exeoative session over
message from the President mat
The House was in political collo
to-day, after Voorhees* speech aga
Greeley. Several prominent mombo
the House spoke briefly, to the e:
that the Baltimore Convention shi
rule. VoorUees himself said he n
bolted a nomination. Butler, of Mt
ohusette, from the Judiciary Committee,
reported a bill removing political dis?
abilities from all persons who aided the
late rebellion, except Senators ond Rep?
resentatives iu the 36th and 37th Con?
gress, officers in the judicial, military
and naval service of the United States,
and heads of departments, and foreign
ministers of the United States, whioh
was passed. Clarke, of Texas, was un?
seated, and Giddings sworn iu.
Probabilities-Falling barometer with
Southerly to Easterly winds and increas?
ing cloudiness for Tuesday, from the
Westorn Gulf to thu lakes, with threaten?
ing weather, and probably areas of rain
from the Missouri Valley to the upper
lakes; rising barometer, generally clear
and pleasant weather and Westerly to
Northerly winds, from Florida North?
eastward over tho Middle and New Eng?
land States; the latter shifting to Easter?
ly and Southerly over the lower lake
region. An aroa of low barometer is ap?
parently advancing Eastward toward the
The Court of Claims adjourned to No?
vember. All important oases have been
adjudicated. Several cases go over at the
option of olaimauts, because proof was
The Havana students, imprisoned for
desecrating ?astanun'a grave, have boen
placed on the iron-clad Saragossa, for
Spain. They have full liberty to be
visited by friends.
NEW YORK, May 13-Evening.-Mc?
Donnell's rolling mill was burned to-day ;
F'in u m-1 ni ?ni* C-uinm<rt'lal.
LONDON, May 13-Noun.-Consols
93. Bonds 89%.
PARIS, May 13.-Rentes 54f. 70c.
LrvERPOOli, May 13-3 P.M.-Cotton
opened steady aud is now firmer-up?
lands 10%; Orleans U}?.
NEW YORK, May 13-Noon.-Stocks
irregular. Gold heavy, at 13j-?. Money
easy, at 5(2)6. Exchange-long 9%;
short 10>?. Governments very strong.
Cotton quiet; sales 125 bules-uplunds
23%; Orleans 241*". Flour 10@20o.
better. Wheat l@2c. better. Corn lo.
better. Pork steady-new mess 13 37.
Lard quiet-steam 9;^(aj9 7-16. Freights
7 P. M.-Cotton quiet; sales 419 bales
-uplands 20%; OrieauB 24^. Flour
Southern scarce and firmer; common to
fair extra firstname.lastname@example.org; good to choice
11.30(2)13.75. WhiBkey steady. Wheat
closed drooping-winter red Western
2.07(2)2.10. Corn-holders anxious, ut
77>?@78)?; Southern yellow 79. Rice
8??@9>?. Pork email@example.com. L?rd
steady, at 8%@9>?. Freights quiet.
Bales of futures to-day 8,700 bales, as
follows: May 23 7-16; June 23 ll 16,
23%; Jnly 24, 23 15-16; August 23 13-16;
September 211516, 21%; October
20 5-16; November 19>?, 19^, 19 9-16;
SAVANNAH, May 13.-Cotton held
higher-middling 22>?; receipts 767
bales; sales 400; stock 1,644.
CHARLESTON, May 13.-Cotton quiet
and steady; receipts 265 bales; sales 100;
MOBILE, May 13.-Cotton firm-mid?
dling 22(3)22hi; receipts 33'J bales; sales
600; stock 17.657.
AUGUSTA, May 13.-Cotton steady;
receipts 80 bales; sales 120-middling
BALTIMORE, May 13.-Flour steady.
Wheat scaroe-red Southern 2.00(2)2.25.
Corn active and firmer-white 82; yel?
low 73. Provisions quiet and firm.
NEW ORLEANS, May 13.-Cotton steady
a ad firm-middling 22%; receipts 2,317
bales; sales 1,700; atook 74,588.
THE HOUNDS UPON THE TRACK.-The
Marietta. Journal, of Thursday, has an
artiole from .whioh the following is
Last Friday one United States Mar?
shal and assistant, from South Carolina,
visited this vicinity in search of citizens
acoused of fleeing from the olutohes of
the infamous Eu Klux law in force in
South Carolina. They sucoeeded in per?
suading some Sooth Carolinians, who bad
left that down-trodden, negro-ruled,
military-oppressed State, to leave their
rented lands, now in cultivation in this
and Cherokee County, and accompany
them to th i sj pl ace, to bo carried back lo
undergo triul, as their warrants read,
"for conspiracy, etc" Their names are
W. H. S. Harris, W. A. Foster, W. W.
Scott, W. C. Scott, and ono little boy,
and also C. M. Whitlock. The pri?
soners were supped, feasted and ex?
penses paid generally by the United
States Marshal at the Keunesaw House,
and all endeavors were used to make
them oontent to be carried back to
undergo trial for "the light oharge of
conspiraoy." About 9 o'olook, the pri?
soners notiood that said Whitlock, who
professed to bo among them as their
friend, "juggled" rather often and
suspiciously with these officers, and they
oonoluded that absence of body was
equally as desirable as presence of mind,
and they very courteously went in
searoh of so mo water, near by, and never
more returned, greatly to the disap?
pointment of the United States Marshal.
It is woll they did take this "new de?
parture," for the galling chains of ty?
ranny and hate would hure been riveted
upon their wrists, ss has been the fate of
other unfortunate South Carolinians
who are now in Northern prisons, serv?
ing ont some three and five, and others
ten years' sentences, and that, too, for
no greater offences.
THE DISASTROUS FLOODS IN INDIA.
The oable informs ns of most terrible
floods in the Southern part of British
India. 1,000 lives are reported lost, and
tho destruction of property aa nome thing
unprecedented. Amid the multitudes
of disaster whioh are of frequent occur?
rence lately on the oontinent that may
bo regarded as the birth-plaoe of the hu?
man race this is tho Baddest.
An effort to re-establish capital punish?
ment in Rhode Island has failed. So
you know where to lure your mother-in
A Darc-Drvll Ventare.
One of the most dare-devil bank rob?
beries, necessitating a heartless morder,
that bas ever occurred in the State of
Kentucky, took pUco at Columbia,
about 100 miles South of this city, on
Monday, the particulars of which we
have from a gentlemau who was uu eye?
About 2 o'clock iu the afternoon five
well-dressed men, in dark frock coats,
t fiucly mounted, were seen approaching
the town on tbe Burksville road. Tbe
bank building is upou tho streot by
which the Burksville road enters tho
city, and only n few doors from its emer?
gence into the public square. Conse?
quently they did not have to enter tbe
main part of the towu iu order to get to
the bank. Three of them rode into the
alloy adjoining the bank building, and
dismounting hitched their horses, and
then entered the front door of the bank,
while the otbor two proceeded up
into tbe pnblio square, took positions
at each end of the Court House, from
which they could command the whole
In the bank woro seated the cashier,
R. A. C. Martin, Esq. ; Hon. James Gar?
nett, the Representative of the County
in the .Legislature; Mr. James T. Page,
Clerk of the Circuit Court, and Mr. Wm.
H. Hudson, a trader. Upon entering,
one of tho three men said "good even?
ing," and i e.. mediately presented a pis?
tol ut the bead of Mr. Garnett, telling
bim to consider himself under arrest.
Mr. Garnett piidhed the pistol aside,
when it was discharged, the flash barn?
ing his hand. A shot was also tired at
Mr. Hudson, tho ball grazing bis wrist.
Messrs. Garnett, Hudson and Page then
run out of the bank, leaving Mr. Martin,
the centner, who was either detained bj
the robbers, ot remained of bis own ac
When the three citizens rushed out o:
the bank and gave tho alarm tbe twe
outlaws, wii o bad gone to the public
square, commenced tiring up and dowi
tbe street und ordering everybody tc
keep indoors. One of them at firs
stationed himself ut the corner of tin
street aud fired up the pavement nlonj
which a number of persons were eithe
standing or sitting, and soon drovi
everybody inside of the stores and resi
dences. Mr. Clayton Millor, who i
totally blind, was Bitting ia front o
Rborer's store, and, not comprehends
tbe matter for some time, came near be
ing shot, as the bullets wore flying ho
and fast arouud him before he could ge
to a place of refuge. Several other
made very narrow escapes in like mau
uer, the outlaws seeming to care nc
thing for the lives of thu people, and t
be firing from their horses iudiscrim:
nately iu every direction. When everj
body bad scrambled indoors the two me
took their stations at either end of tb
Court House and fired at every bea
that was shown at any of the windon
or door of the public square. In th
meantime they kept np a terrific an
demoniac yelling, giving orders as
commanding a squad or company c
mon, and crying that they were "Lot
rey's gang! Lowrey's gang!" By th
means they conveyed the icupres9ic
that there were u large number <
them, as no one dared to look out ur.
Tho utmost confusion and panic pr
vailed among tho- people. There we
no arms of any consequence at han
aud if there had been, it is hardly pr
bable that they would have been ose
for the attack was totally nuexpecte
and, as a matter of course, the oitize
being unprepared, were powerless f
want of anything like concert of actio
Besides, they were under the impressic
that the party o' outlaws was a ve
large one, and would commence to plu
der the stores and murder the oitizens
soon as they bad secured the valuabl
of the bank. In short, the terror a:
excitement that took hold of everyboi
could hardly be equaled, and probat
was never equaled, even in tbe old w
times, when a posse of a half doz
guerrillas would run into a count
town, take possession, and, after bo!
ing it a few minutes, and getting wb
ever of value they could, scamper awi
after probably firing a house or two.
The party remained in the town abc
twenty minutes, the two on the equi
keeping np tho rapid firing and bidec
yelling all tbe time, after which* 1
three carno out of the bank, moimi
their horses, and, signaling to I
others, tho wholo five started at a bre?
nock pace out the Burksville road, iu I
direction from which they came,
the way down tho street they fired
every one they saw, iucludicg a party
ladies and gentlemen who were stand
in the front yard of Dr. Field's rc
Whon it was discovered that they 1
gone, a number of oitizens went to
bank. Upon entering they found
floor strewn with papers, oheoks and
bank books, whioh were badly torn i
mutilated. Inside the onter door of
vault, to their horror, they found
body of Mr. Martin, dead. It
orouohed baok against the inner dooi
the vault, in a half reolining positi
On examination, it was found that
ball, whioh had oaused his death,
entered nnder the left arm, and, ranf
downward, had lodged just under
skin in the right side. He had ovid
ly died ic defence of his trust,
ball was extracted by Dr. Field.
Mr. W. W. Morris, of this oity,
was in Columbia at the time, is the <
one who heard anything of what pa
in the bank between tbe cashier and
outlaws. He was io Page's drug f
when tho alarm was given. From
baok window of tbe store, whioh isa
thirty feet from a window in the roo
tbe bank in which the robbery ocoui
bo hoard loud words, but could no
any one. Ho heard loud voices cm
and demauding and threatening, anc
other voico refusing, but so groat wa
confusion, and so rapid the firing oi
streut, tbat be did not hear the shot
killed Mr. Martin, but is satisfied
tbe talking he heard was in the bank,
and that it was the controversy between
Mr. Martin and his assailants. Mr.
Morris saw them como ont of the bank
and get on their horses. First, a saady
haired man, seeming very mach excited,
oame running ont and got on his horse.
He then called to the others to hurry up.
They seemed to be detained in the bank,
probably still boping to get into the
vault containing the principal treasure.
Tbe Bandy-haired one oatside oalled to
them hurriedly and excitedly, telling
them "for God's sake to be in a hurry
to come along and leave tho thing."
They come out presently and hastily
mounted, after which they rode around
to the public square and called their
companions, when all made off together,
as before stated.
A small iron box inside the vault was
forced, and whatever valuables it con?
tained, which could not be ascertained
at the time, were stolon, as well ns tho
treasure in the larger vuult outside tho
burglar-proof department. This de?
partment contained the greater part of
the treasure stored in the bank, and hav?
ing a combination lock, could not be
opened by the robbers; Mr. Martin, it is
presumed, being shot because of his re?
fusal to open it for them.
Tho exact amount of the money taken
oould not be ascertained when our in?
formant left, though it is not thought to
bo more than a fow thousand dollars.
The desperadoes wore greatly disap?
pointed in not being able to get into the
Aa soon as arms and horses could bo
collected, occupying probably a half
hour, a party of citizens, led by the gal?
lant Capt. Hindman, started in pursuit.
After going out on the Burksville road
several miles, the pursued party struck
aoross the oouutry and got on the So?
merset road. At 5 o'clock in the after?
noon, Capt. Hindman and party were
on their track and in dose pursuit,
beiug only a few minutes behind them.
Sinoe then, they have not bean heard
from. If Capt. Hindman's party came
up with them, there must have been a
terrible fight, for tho outlaws were
doubtless desperate men, and the par
surers are men who have been tried and
know not what fear is. Later in the
afternoon, another party started, in the
hopes of overtaking and reinforcing the
first.-Louisville Courier-Journal, 30th ult.
Everywhere throughout the North and
West, the nomination of Mr. Greeley is
daily growing in favor. Upon a calm
survey of tho field, it is generally ad?
mitted by the supporters of his rivals
that, after all, Mr. Greeley has a stronger
hold upon the masses than any other
man named in connection with tho high
office, and that the ticket now presented
is the ono best calculated to unito the
various conflicting elements which make
up tho great liberal movement. The
yonug Democracy of tho West, among
whom may bo classed Blair, Pendleton
and a host of lesser lights, aro especially
enthusiastic iu its support, and are
already marshaling their forces to effjet
its endorsement by the National Demo?
cratic Convention. They affect to soe
in its success tho thorough re-establish?
ment of genuine Democratic ideas, if not
of Democratic ascendancy, in this coun?
try. Its influence upon tho National
Government they seo foreshadowed by
the result of Gratz Brown's election us
Governor of Missouri. LI i ms eli un
ardent Republican, one who gave bis
voice and blood in defence of the Union,
he was among tho first to realize the
death of the old iseues involved in the
sectional war, and went to work in the
true patriotic spirit to repair the breaches
made by it in our political, commercial
and social institution. So effectively did
he carry out this policy, as to win to his
support all the Democrats of the State;
and thus was Missouri endowed with a
moro liberal, prosperous and universally
satisfactory government than any other
Southern State has been possessed of
since the war. A success like this is
surely a guarantee of others to follow.
Tho results are controlled not so much
by individual effort or party policy, as
by the irresistible logic of events, from
which there is no escapo. It was this
whioh gave birth to tho liberal move
ment; it was this which controlled its
action at Cincinnati, and it is this whioh
will win for it a triumph at tbe next Pre
sidential election.-Nair Orleans Times.
A singular case of suicido has occur
red in tho commune of Gaus, France
Catharine Yigaux, wife of a small culti
vator, who had for some time beou
troubled with religious monomania, lu
boring under tho delusion that sho waa
continually followed by the devil, dc
tcrmined to kill herself. Kindling t
fire in a large oven, such as is used in
country places, tbe woman crept into it
and there remained till she was disco
vered, burned to a cinder. Ou a chair
by the mouth of the oven sho had placed
a rosary, a oruoifix and a vaso of holy
There is a female patient in the Stook
ton (California) asylum, whose insanity
was oaused by tight laoicg. A brute o
an editor in? giving this, Bays: "All
women who lace tightly are insane-the
only difference is that this ono was found
out. The others will be in good time.
A Wisconsin school mistress was re
moved lately for "catching a yoong man
up by the legs and jerking him aronnd
with great force, striking the left temple
against a bench or SOHO other obstacle
and bruising it soveroly."
The store of W. L. Reid, of Choraw
was barned Sunday week, together wi
contents. Tho fire was, it is believed
tho work of an incendiary.
The manufacturing statistics of th
Census Bureau are so far completed
to show that tho gross prodnots of ma
ufacturos last year was ?4,000,000,01)0.
A certain lawyer at Washington com
plains that bis oppenrauco is so villain?
ous that ho is often mistaken for thc
criminal under trial.
Speech of Hon. Gratz Brown.
In responso to & serenado on Tueeday oTon
ing, at bi? residence ia Jefferson City, Mis?
souri, GOT. Gratz Drown delivered the follow?
FELLOW-CITIZEMS, FIENDS AMO NKIOHllOIiS:
Many thanks tn yon for this kind greeting
and congratulation, whioh I know to bo sin?
cere, and not merely formal, because of the
multiplied evidences of good will in the past.
That tho result of the Cincinnati Convention
had not? been exactly ?neb aa your partiality
would have dictated, I am well aware: and
yot wo must frankly admit that, so far as
Missouri is concerned, the compliment to our
State, first, in tbo selection of y on* tor Bchurz
to preside over tho largest and ablest politi?
cal convention that over assembled in Ame?
rica, and, second, if, in according the nomi?
nation, by so (Uttering a unanimity, for the
second office in the Government to one of
your citizens, in my own humble person,
leavos no oxeuse for caviling or discontent
on that eooro. The first and moat impera?
tive objeot to bo obtained ie success, in order
to rosoue the administiation of national af?
fairs from utter wreck-an object to whioh
many minor oousiderations and partialities
must bo sacrificed, in that light my delibe?
rate judgment is, that tho eelection made for
the hoad of your ticket ii the strongest that
could havo been fallen upon.
You will not expect trom mo any extended
?peech thia evening, or that I should enter at
large upon that argument which will be Bet
forth during the coming canvass to convinco
tho people that such is tho fact, not only in
the iutoreat of success, but equally in that ol
honesty and honor. This, understand, ia de?
signed rather aa a personal compliment. Such
being tho case, let me hope that you will not
take it amisB if I refer very briefly to some
personal matters. Before going into action lt
is uBual to cloar away the undergrowth in
front of tho position?, to leave no cover for
concealed enemies. It ia not very heroic
work, and yet it may bo nono the less oppor?
tune, as woll as needful. For nearly a quar?
ter of a century I have been a citizen ot this
State, constantly and acrimoniously involved
In all oar political contests which, by Bomo
strango destiny, have ever given ehape and
character to tho advent of national politics
Controlling the Government. "That during the
floreo beata of partisan bitterneea I ahould be
assailed in all ways and by all pnrpose in me?
thod was not to be wondered it. With the
frankness of onr Western life, when tho con?
tests were ended calumnies were also buried.
Thus it has fallen out that with so many
tokens of unchangod confidence and regard,
I recognize, oven in this hour, that I have a
character which I prize above any preferment
and honor, which bas been unstained by any
blot, and a placo in the affections of thia peo?
ple that could not have eome to me had any
of those vile slander* boen true; and now, aa
lt will devolve upon me again to go forth into
the bittornesB, in a still wider and perhaps
moro envenomed conflict than any of the
past, I have only to say that you, my friendi
and neighbors, who know so well tho conduct
of my ?aily life, and can testify whether it bc
that of purity, virtue and self-respect, and to
the peoplo of Missouri, who havo with ever
increasing confidence se honored mo, so high
ly aud as often, I shall leave the defenoe o:
my good name against any vituperation thal
may assail it.
Aud now to another point. I see thal
already the press ol the opposition aro seiz
ing upon some of the incidents of the lat?
convention, distorting their significance; and
seeking to BOW the seeds of jealousy anc
mistrust between those who have been co
workers thus tar in the causo of liberalism
Tho attempt ie made to place the most dis
tinguished and brilliant cbampion of om
causo. Senator Schurz, io an attitude o
humiliation and defence, and to imply that ai
botween himself and myself there has betti
some bad faith or recrimination. I know thi
is dolicate ground to travel over, and yet ;
feel it due to him that justiee should bo done
aud by no one can that be with more know
lodge than myself. I have, tbereforo, t
state to you all, ?rho are our mutual friends
that auch reporta are utterly without founds
timi. Aa tu policios and platformn, there ha
boen perfect accordance, and holding th
conspiououa position which bis gonerousnea
aligned hun, oarnest first of all for the sue
cost of tho convention, he did not feel a
liberty to mako himself the advocate of au
candidato, aud loaat of all, one from his ow
State. 1 appreciated and concurred in th
elevation of sentiment which dictated thi
coursa, and havo to aay iu all bis bearing, s
far as I know, it was manly and sweeping
What he contributed to the inauguration <
that magnificent assemblage of tbe iodopent
ont t lought of the Republican party, tb
world knows, and if in the honor of ano
achievement there can be defeat, then I kno
not the meaning of the term, and to those c
the opposition who may be comforting thei
hearts with the thought that he entortan
any auch feeling himself, to those who kno
so well that when be enters upon the arena <
popalar appeal, one blast of bia bugle horn i
worth a thousand men to those who fear tb
effect of bia eloquent pleadings, I am glad I
be ablo to give bia assurance that from no
till November he will bo found in the front <
tho fight, upholding the nation and tho choit
of the aonvention.
Although not intending to enter upon nu
general diacuaaion, yet there ia one matten
sufficient iuteroet to us here at home to d
maud a moment's reforence. It waa thougl
by many that tho question of revenue refor
would bo shaped into sumo practical form i
part of the platform, and surpriue has bu?
felt at its omission; but I am sure tbat i
duubts on this point will vanish when it
considered that the action of tho Con ve nt io
in referring thia industrial topic to the peop
in the Congress Diatricta, pledging the Exec
live to respect that will, was tho noceaaa
au,I 1 ,girai conaoqueuco of an oppoaition
the centralizing tendency of tho General G
vornimmt. It is, therefore, right that eu?
mattera should be decided unbiased and uni
lluenced by Federal influence; and thus, ai
thus only, tho people eau get beet in the i
form they desire and aro entitled to have ci
National parties are iu a large meaan
types ol' Federal authority. To eubordim
thus an expression on the tariff or any of thc
intor-domostio policies, would be at the <
pouae of all truth of utterance. A dstermir
tion would bo thus imposed in advance up
the people, and would not como freely fori
Aa the woll-canvasaed aentiment of tb? r.
tlon, it was deemed wisest, therefore, to fi
rid of suoh centralization inflaonce. and ma
a referenoe of theae matters, and all others
like import, to localities for expraaoion: a
with such a course, those anrely, of all otho
who believe moat sincerely in the neoosoity
revenue reform, and its ability to comme
itaelf to tho confidence of oar oitizens, v
have the least reason to And fault. It lo
oal choice we demand a? to all mattera
looal concern, and local expression as to
mattera of national conoorn, uninfluenced a
uncontrolled, either by Federal authority
ito organized partisan type, that we m
first contend for and achieve.
Friendo and fellow-citizeno, I cannot ci
elude without urging yon again, as I hi
often in tho past, to bo un and doing, if i
value your liberties. They are threatei
more eerioualy than many of you realize,
a military asoendanoy, laying its lines for
oontrol of popular elections, by corr
practices and official intervention. On
other hand, you have presented to you,in
person of the diatinguished candidate for
Presidency namod at Cincinnati, a guarar.
of portee, amnesty, reconciliation and
formed administration. No man has c
dared to say that Horace Groeley waa nol
honest mau. He may not be what et
would call a lino gentleman, of elegant n:
nora und finished presence, and he ma;
addicted to what are considered by then
low, lo common pni tuits, tuen ad farm
stock raising, looking alter thu in 'ig
gat Hering supplies for the starving ann
aud iJuitrating in oil ways philanthrop
homo. Bat I tell Toa, my friends, that tho
old white hat of his covers the largest brain
and shadows the softest heart in America.
Let me add, moreover, and be pardoned for
Baying that, as to the matter of executive
ability, I believe that the man who has served
ont a long life in the conduct of a great lead?
ing journal, requiring administrative talent
of tbs highest order, and giving body and
form to public opinion upon the most intri?
cate questions of foreign complications, he
will be found better qualified for the position
to which he ia ao eure to be exaltod than any
other who may be eelected from the camp or
Renewing my thanks to you, my friends,
and pledging myBolf again not to be unfaith?
ful to this new mark of confidence which has
been bestowed upon me, 1 must close this
DEATH OF THE AUTHOR OF ''BEAUTIFUL
SNOW."-A few years ago, there appeared
in an American paper published in one
of the Western States, an exquisite peen
entitled "Beautiful Snow." The beauty
of the composition secured its republica?
tion in numerous journals, and at length
found its way to England, accompanied
by the tale that the original bad been
discovered npon the person of a young
woman who was frozen to death in the
streets of St. Louis. For a long time,
the author preserved his incognito, whilo
numerous claimants sought to establish
their rights to its authorship and the
honors appertaining thereto. Some one
who knew the true history of the poem,
knew ?'so the cause of its retioence in
giving its name to the world. Some
months since, the secret was revealed,
and Sigourney, nephew of the celebrated
poetess of that name, became known as
the writer. Harper's Magazine pub?
lished a companion poem entitled
"Beautiful Child," which is marked by
all the elegance of diction and deep reli?
gious feeling characteristic of its prede?
Who could have thought that in a few
weeks its gifted author would fill a sui?
cide's grave? Yet such is the case. On
the night of April 22, W. A. H. Sigour?
ney was found dead in the outskirts of
New York, under circumstances leading
to the belief that he had shot himself.
He had in early life married a Miss
-, a lady of great personal attrac?
tions, and with ber made a voyage to
Europe. During their absenoe rumors
unfavorable to her character reached the
Sigourney family. The report? seemed
to have been well founded, for shortly
after ber return to New York she showed
that the corse of the nineteenth century
-the demon drink-had added another
name to the list of its victims. She
abandoned her husband, became an out?
cast, and waa next heard of as an inmate
of the penitentiary on Blackwell's
Island. Her husband's love was still
sufficiently strong to indues him to make
on effort to save her, and through his in?
fluence she was released, only again to
desert her home.
In the winter of 1868, the papers
spoke of a yonng and beautiful woman
having been found dead under the snow
in a disreputable Btreet of New York.
Something seemed to tell Sigourney that
the body was that of his wife. Upon
making inquiries, he found his surmises
were but too true; and after claiming the
remains, he had them interred in that
"silent oily" which overlooks the busy
harbor of New York. The story of that
erring wife was told in the touching lan?
guage of "Beautiful Snow." What won?
der that he shunned the pnblioity that
its authorship would have conferred 1
Henry J. Raymond, the editor o? the
New York Times, was for years the friend
of Major Sigourney, and obtained for
him employment as a journalist, which
failing health compelled him to aban?
don. Circumstances connected with his
death remain a mystery. Not even his
obi ld, for whom he always displayed the
tenderest affection, can throw any light
upon it. The last effort of his genius is
displayed in the poem already referred
to, entitled "Beautiful Child;" which
was published in our columns a few days
-.-? - ?s? . ? ? - - ? - -
There was always something irresisti?
bly comio in the story they need to tell
about a foppish passenger on a Missis?
sippi boat, who "just for a little fun"
jumped on shore at a landing, and draw?
ing a bowie-knife, rushed up toa gawky
looking fellow at a wood-pile, exclaim?
ing: "I've found you at last-you're the
man I've been looking for." The gaw?
ky looked at him for half a second, then
straightened out his arm like a jibboon,
and knocked the fellow overboard into
ten feet water. Resuming his position
against the wood-pile, he drawled out:"
"Is there anybody else on this boat look?
ing for me?"
The publication of the "drunkards*
list," at Liverpool, is found to frighten
many topers into sobriety.
A young lady sends in this: How to
prevent chappy cheeks? Have nothing
to do with cheeky chaps.
Avoid Being Exposed.
THE person that picked up the
I POCKET-BOOK, containing an
I amount of money, ou Saturday
night, last, will pleaae return it to this office,
without any queationa being aaked. The
owner knowa the individual._May 14 1
ONE oaak Concord,
One cask Sonppernong,
Pure Qr ape Wine.
Ono hogshead Rhine wine,
One hogshead Claret Wine,
Will be aold very low, by the gallon or
dozen. On draught thia day. E. HOPE.
Y. M. 0. A.
THE regular monthly meeting of tho Young
Mon's Ohriatiau Association Trill bo hold
THIS EVENING, in th? Jleading Room, at 8
o'clook. A full attendance ia requested, as
business of importance will come before the
Association. D. A. PRESSLEY,
May 141_Recording 8ecrotary.
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84, A.F. M.
A AN EXTRA Communication cf
VVTIUO Brotherhood Lodge, No. 84,
7Vy\wilt bo held THIS (Tuesday) EVEN?
INO, at Masonic Hall, at 8 o'clock. The
E. A. Dogroo will bo conferred. Visiting
brethren in good standing are respectfully in?
vited to atteiid. By ordor of the W. M.
Mav 14 1 O. M. WALKER, Secret ai y.