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[The city vas excited, yesterday, over
ramon of a serious riot in Savannah.
Through the courtesy of Mr. Bead,
manager of the Colombia office of thc
Southern Atlantio Telegraph line, wc
are furnished with the following par?
ticulars of the affair:]
SAVANNAH, July 3D.-The plan of thc
Radical leaders to force negroes to ride
CD the white street oars culminated, yes
terday. During the day many negroo?
were thrown off by the conductors. Al
night, the lower part of the street along
the oar lines were orowded by whites an
tioipating trouble and feverish with ex
citeraient. The negroes gathered in th<
upper part of the town, near the Park
and, at 9 P. M., fired into a street oar
The men on board returned the fire
There was an armed posse on every oa:
frum this time. Several oars were bom
barded from dark alleys. Over 100 shoti
were fired on both sides. The negroe
were gradually driven off. To-day de
veloped fifteen or twenty blacks wounder
and beaten; no whites injured-non
At ll P. M., all was quiet on the stree
-oar line, the riot being transferred t
St. Andrew's Hall, where the Grunt rati
fioation meeting was being held by th
Custom House ring. An anti-ring Radi
cal kicked np a fuss, and a terrible figb
ensued in the hall. A dozen shots wer
fired, and half a dozen persons wer
badly hurt, including two white Cor.
servative constables. The fight wa
transferred to the street, where the tw
Radical faotions had a fearful "serin
mage." Bricks were thrown and ove
200 shots fired, riddling the adjoinin
houses. The whites, attracted from tb
street oar line, approached, and wei
?fired into by the negroes and driven bad
The whites rallied, and Broughto
street, from Barnard to the hall, bucara
a regular battle-ground of Indian wa
fare-behind trees and steps. Four <
?five whites were wounded and as man
negroes. The entire police foroe can
out, with fixed bayonets, when tl
"firing stopped. The meeting then wei
on, and there was no further troub
with the negroes. The orowd then wei
for the Radical white leaders, who we:
at tho bottom of the day's troubles, ai
chased them until night came on.
The casualties are not yet know:
-though several hundred shots were fire
Several oolored persons were wounde
among them a woman. John Papy w
?hot in the head, and Ben. Morrill w
beaten and thrown from the cars. Fi
oolored men were arrested and taken
There are many rumors afloat, snob
organizing of blacks for a general i
tack, and expectations of reioforoemec
from tho country; but up to this hot
all is very quiet.
Mr. Cohen, who was fired npon, whi
sitting in his house, received sevei
shots in his face and head, but no
dangerous. Mrs. Cohen received fa
wounds in her shoulders and brea
Miss Lizzie Davis was seriously shot
her neck, shoulder and hand. M
Barber Was wounded severely in the fe
.nd arm. Her little daughter was mc
seriously.wounded than any, she reoe
ing sixteen shots in her face and hei
All are doing tolerably well.
The following parties were wound
irv the row at the ratification meeting
St. Andrew's Hall: *Mr. Henry Bogard
Thoa. Wilson, Constables L. Eundo:
and Benjamin Morgan, and many othe
whose names are unknown.
Wm, G. Godfrey, Harry Segur a
Cecil Berrien, who were yesterday
rested on warrants issued by Solon
Thomas, and discharged, but who w
again arrested on warrants issued by
United States Marshal, made their
pearance, this morning, before him; 1
from some cause, the case was postpoc
and the aconsed paroled, until 10 o'd
LONDON, July 30.-Quoen Viotoria
written a touching letter of condole
to Duo D'Aumalo over the death of
son, the Duke of Guize.
. HOME, July 80.-The Pope has ]
oonised the Archbishop of Baitim
and the Bishop of Richmond.
LONDON, July 30.-It is reported t
the Geneva board of arbitration b
adopted the following method of dis]
ing of business: Eaoh ship is exami
separately; the arbitrators next dei
what principles are applicable to
case, by whioh it stands or falls; no <
nite amount of damages is then fi
upon, but when the examination ol
the oases is completed, the tribunal
review its separate conclusions and ai
upon the total sum of damages.
CHARLESTON, July 30.-Arrived-fl
Jonas Smith, New York ; steamship I
WASHINGTON, Joly 29.- Ex-M
Bowen* ol Washington, who had
notorious transaction with Grant al
tho sale of the I Street House t
years ago, is out in a letter in the
York World, in whioh he direotly ohe
Grant with swindling him ont of $25,
with a eoolness and deliberation
would do credit to any blaok-leg.
announces that he will proseoote G
in the courts, and show np his chara
He says Grant is miserly and sordid,
will resort to evasion and invasic
law, or anything else an honest
would despise, to put money in
pocket. Bowen is the best possibl*
thority for any statement of this 1
having had many dirty transactions
Grant. "When rogues fall out," &
A dooumeat just issued by the Gr
campaign committee here contain
eora of the absence of the Presiden
Cabinet officers for the last thiee j
to the detriment of public businesi
shows they have been absent from Y
ington one-third of the term sinoe M
BROOKVILLE, July 80.-An a cc i de
the Kansas Pacific Road killed five
igra nts and injured many.
Nsw YORK, July 30.-The loss of the
barned sogar refinery on Leonard street
Two liquor dealers were seat to jail
for twenty days for keeping open on
William S. Oroesbeok writes a letter,
giving ia his adhesiou to Greeley, and
says: "I differ in polities with Greeley,
who was not my ohoioe; but he has, per?
haps, been nhoseu with extraordinary
unanimity, and is now before us ns the
only representative of reconciliation."
BOSTON, July 30.-The tanaery of
Chester, Guild & Sea was burned to-day;
loss $85,000. Two firemen were badly
PORT JERVIS, N. J., Joly 30.-The
bridge over the Pausuok River, on the
Honesdale branch of the Et ie Railroad,
near Hawley, Pennsylvania, was barned
to-day. It will interrupt the coal traffic
for several days.
M AT AMOR AH, July 30.-Rocha pro
claims ia favor of peace and amnesty.
Many revolutionists, ref ngeeing ia Texas,
are iavited to retara. The stage coaohei
and mails will soou resume.
NEW YonK, July 30-Evening.-A
heavy fire is raging at Hunter's Point
Several vessels have been barned. Tugi
are towing them away. The fire origi
nated on board a canal boat. The wine
was blowing from the North, and carriec
the flames ioto the Standard Oil Yards
The boat on whioh thc fire commence!
had on board 1,200 barrels. It is re
ported that eight or ten barges havebeei
destroyed. The ship Elpis, 800 tons
the bark Edwards, 600 tons, both fall o
oil, and the brig Max, 250 tons, jas
commencing to receive cargo, wen
burned. W. T. Ward well, Superintend
ent of the Standard Oil Works, esti
mates that 20,000 to 25,000 barrels o
oil have been barned ia the yards, value?
at tea dollars per barrel. E. F. Coet
phosphate factory loses 10,000 barrels o
phosphate, valued at eight dollars pe
barrel; fifty hogsheads" of bone dust
valued at thirty dollars per hogshead.
LATER.-The fire now extends ove
three blocks, covering the entire spac
with a solid mass of flame. Captai
Chandler oame to the rescue of th
barges with the United States steam tu
Cataiopa, whioh is provided)with a steai
fire engine. The flames are still spreac
ing. It ?B reported that a woman an
child on a canal oil boat were burned t
death. Two Williamsburg ferry-boa
are also reported burned. There is
panic among the people at Hunter
Point. Houses are deserted, and the fii
department's efforts seem fruitless. A
cars on the Flushing Road have been r
moved, and all the property on the rivi
front of the place is also being rapid
removed. The works of the New Yoi
Oil Company were also burned, wit
large quantities of oil. The Standai
Works were owned by Rookafellow, A
drews & Flagler.
Henri Drayton, aa operatic artist,
WASHTNOTON, July 30-Eveuing.-M
Sumner has written a long letter to
number of colored citizens, who late
addressed him. Mr. Sumner deolar
for Gresley. Among his strongest pai
graphs is the following: "The prese
position of the colored citizen is perilot
He is exposed to injurious pressut
when he needs support; but I seo
early extraction, except ia the way pi
posed. Let him cut adrift from t
managers, who would wield him men
as a political force, with little regard
his owe good, and bravely stand by t
oandidate Greeley, who has stood
him. . If the Democrats unite with hi
so muoh the better. The associati
onoo began must naturally ripen ii
common friendship and trust."
The following is a synopsis of Su
ner's letter: He addresses his corr
pondents as gentlemen and fellow-o
zens. He delayed answering that
might reflect and fully inform himsi
He has listened to much from both sid
but bis best judgment is now in b
mony with his early conclusions. He
touched by the appeal his oorrospoi
ents make. He has been the friend
their race, and is glad they consider t
the special advocate of their rigl
They do him ample justice when tl
believe that his counsel, at this cr it
j anotare, woald be free from personal
partisan prejudice. Mr. Sumner c
traste the two candidates: Greeley .
born iu poverty, and educated him
in a printing office. Grant was foi
nate in early patronage; became a ca
at West Point Military Academy, i
was eduoated at the public expei
One started with nothing but indui
and character; the other with a milil
commission. One was trained -as z
vilian; the other as a soldier. Hoi
Greeley stood forth as a reformer
Abolitionist; the President enlisted
pro-slavery Demoorat, and at the e
tion of James Buchanan, fortified by
vote all the pretensions of slavery- e
the Dred Scott decision. Greeley, f
early life, was earnest and cons
against slavery, full of sympathy i
the oolored race, and always foremos
the great battle for their rights; Pi
dent Grant, exoept as a soldier, e
moned by the terrible acoident of
never did anything against slavery,
has he at any time shown
sympathy with the colored i
Horace Greeley earnestly desired
colored citizens should vote, and
championed impartial suffrage; but
sident Grant was on the other i
Beyond these contrasts, whioh
marked, it oaonot be forgotten
Horace Greeley is a person of 1
heart and large understanding, tra
to support human rights. Mr. Gree
industry, general knowledge, am
nature, and, above all, his hon
whioh no suspicion has touohed,
maintained. Few of these things a\
in President Grant. His great su
in war oannot change his reocrd to
the oolored people; while there
antecedents showing that in the pro
tion of his plans, be cares uothiu?
tho colored race.
Mr. Sumner, prefacing that the
is painful, bat it must be told, gives tl e
history of Santo Domingo and Hay ti,
where he outraged 800,000 blacks, who
were engaged in the great experiment of
self-government. Here follows a history
of the attempt at annexation. He al?
ludes to the disrespect with whioh Grant
treated Fred. Douglass, who, by his in?
vitation, was one of the San Domingo
OommisBioner8. Grant has little oapa
oity or industry in protecting oolored
people and assuring peaoe at the South.
After violating the Constitution and in?
ternational law, to insult the blaok re?
public, and Betting an example of in?
subordination, he was not in a condition
to rebuke law-breakers.
Mr. Sumner then considers the pre?
sent position of the candidates. Eaoh
was nominated by a Republican Conven?
tion. He lauds the material composing
the Cincinnati Convention. Comparing
the character of the supporters of the
two candidates, be says the country
knows too well tbe military ring, the
Senatorial ring, the Custom House ring,
through the rresidont. The acts of
such Hupportor? are a very poor recom?
mendation. He says it is idle to say
that Horace Greeley and the Republi?
cans who nominated him at Cincinnati
are any leBS Republican because Demo?
crats unite with them in the support of
cherished principles, and the candidate
who represent? them.
Mr. Sumner says the hardihood of po?
litical falsehood reaches itt extreme
point when it is asserted that under Ho?
race Greeley, the freedmen will be ro
enslaved, or thut colored people will in
any way suffer in their equal rights. Ou
the contrary, they have, in his election,
not only the promises oi the platform,
but also the splendid example, for a full
generation, during which he has never
wavered in the assertion of their rights.
To suppose that Horace Greeley, when
placed where he can do them the most
good, will depart from the rule of his
honest life, is an insult to reason. It is
none the less idle to suppose that the
Democrats supporting Horaoe Greeley
expect or desire that he should depart
from those principles, whioh are the
glory of his character. They have ac?
cepted the Cincinnati platform, with
two-fold promises, and intend, iu good
faith, to maintain it.
Gentlemen, in thus answering youi
two inquiries, I have shown why you, a?
oolored fellow-citizens, and also all whe
would nphold your rights, and save th?
oolored race from indignity, should re
fuse to sanction the re-election of tb?
President, and put your trust in Horac
Greeley. I ought to add that, with hin
will be associated, as Vice-President
Brown, whom I have known for years
as a most determined Abolitionist. Th
two together will carry into the Nations
Government an unswerving devotion t
your rights, not to be disturbed by pai
ti san dictation or sectional prejudice
Besides all this, which may fitly guid
you in determining between the two oat
didates, it is my duty to remind you that
as oitizens of the United States, and pai
of the country, your welfare is indi)
solubly associated with that of th
whole country. Where all are pros
porous, you will inevitably be gai nen
Therefore, while justly careful of you
own rights, you ounnot be indifferent t
the blessings of good government,
is for you to consider whether the tin
has not come for something better thn
the sword, and whether a character M
Horace Greeley does not give strongi
assurance of good government than ea
be found in the insulter of the colore
race, already famous for the rings aboi
him, and his plain inaptitude for civ
Speaking now for myself, I have t
say that my voto will be given for H
race Greeley; but in giving it, I do m
go to the Democratic party, nor am
any less a Republican. On tho co
trary, I am BO much of a Rep?blica
that I cannot support a candidate who
conduct in civil life shows an incapaci
to appreciate Republican principles, ai
whose administration is marked by ac
of delinquency, especially toward t!
oolored race, by the side of which t!
allegations on the impeachment of A
drew Johnson were technical and*trivii
Probabilities-The aroa of oloud ai
rain in the upper lakes will move Ea:
ward over the lower lakes, with Southe
ly and Easterly winds and falling bat
meter, during Tuesday night. lucre,
ing cloudiness and higher temperatui
with winds veering to Southerly in t
Middle States, and with Southerly
Easterly winds and possibly rain on t
Sonth-Atluntio coast on Wednesdt
Clearing and oool weather in the Norl
west and in the upper lakes, with Norl
arly winds, and in the Mississippi a
Ohio Valley, clear weather and W
SAVANNAH, July 30.-Last* night, t
Republicans had a meeting, in whiol
row took plaoe between the city II
oountry negroes and their respect
white leaders, in whioh several perse
were beaten. The meeting broke up
a general stampede. The street oar c
Acuity was quieted down. The negri
tired into a house in the suburbs, I
night, seriously wounding Mr. Barb
Mrs. Cohen and two ohildren.
A down train from Angosta, on
Central Railroad, was thrown from
track, this morning, at the junotion w
the Savannah and Charleston Railro
about three miles from this city. 1
angineer and fireman were slightly
jnred. The accident was caused by
displacement of a switch by nnknc
ARRESTS.-We learn from a relit
souroe, that Messrs. R. E. Quinn, I
bon Diokerson, J. H. Crosby, D. T. 0
by, and Adam Stevenson, oolored, v
arrested Friday, in the "dark cort
sections of the County, charged *
violation of the Enforcement Act. '
first two made their escape after bc
arrested.- Winnsboro Neves.
A carpenter named Wm. Miller
found dead in a house, in Augusta, <
Financial ?nd Commercial.
LONDON, July 30-Noon.-Consols
92)?. Bonds 91J?.
PAIUS, July 30.-Rentes 55f. 17o.
LIVERPOOL, July 30-3 P. M.-Cotton
opened steady-uplands 9%; Orleans
10M@l0Hl sales 10,000 baloH; specula?
tion and export 2,000.
LIVERPOOL, July 30-Evening.-Cot?
ton quiet and unchanged. Manchester
quiet and firm.
NEW YORK, July 30-Noon.-Cotton
quiet and rather weak-middling up?
lands 21 j?; Orleans 21%; eales 74 bales.
Flour quiet and steady. Wheat dull,
without decided ohauge. Corn a shade
firmer. Pork quiet, at 13.70(^13.75.
Lard dull-steam 8@9)jj. Freights
steady. Stocks dull and heavy. Gold
firmer, at 14%. Governments very
strong. State bonds dull but steady.
Money easy, at 3. Exohange-long
V%\ short 10J?.
7 P. M.-Mouey hardening, at 3@4.
Sterling firmer. Gold 14%@15. Go?
vernments strong, at )?o. advance.
States dull but steady. Cotton steady;
sales 4,340 bales-uplands 211g; Orleans
21%. Flour quiet but firm, iufair home
and trade sud limited export demand.
Whiskey sleady, at 92. Wheat l@2o.
lower, aud more doing-winter red
WP"' rn 1.60(311.65. Corn unchanged.
Rice quiet, at. b%@9^. Pork steady.
Lard heavy. Freiguts unchanged. Sales
of futures to-day 16.300 bales, as fol?
lows: August 2014;, 20; September 20%.
20>?; October ltf>^, 19,??; November
18s0', 18,ln'; December 18^, 18 7-16; sell?
er's option this yeur I8I4.
BOSTON, July 30.-Cotton dull-mid
dliug 22; receipts 63 bales; sales 100;
MOBILE, July 30.-Cotton unchanged
-low middling 20; sales 65 bales; stock
CHARLESTON, July 30.-Cotton dull
middling nominal; receipts 5 bales; sales
50; stock 15,715.
PHILADELPHIA, July 30.-Cotton dull
NORFOLK, July 30.-Cotton dull-low
middling 20; receipts 15 bules; stock 470.
BALTIMORE, July 30.-Cotton dull and
lower-middling 21%; reoeipts 1 bale;
stock 1,104. I
GALVESTON, July 30.-Cotton nominal
-good ordinary 19>?@20; receipts 22
bales; stock 336 bales.
SAVANNAH, July 30.-Cotton quiet
middling 21; receipts 45 bales; sales 10;
WILMINGTON, July 30.-Cotton quiet
middling 20%; sales 21 bales; stock 495.
AUGUSTA, July 30.-Cotton dull and
nominal-middling receipts 37
bales; sales 100.
NEW ORLEANS, July 30.-Cotton dall
ind nothing doing-low middling 20(rn
20'.<; r?cents 55 bales; Bales 26; stock
WHERE IT PROPERLY BELONGS-AN
DTHER RADICAL FALSEHOOD EXPOSED.
The Grant organs have tried very hard
to utilize for their candidate that extract
from tho New York Tribune, written
luring the war and beginning, "When
the rebellious traitors," <to. They hoped
to inflame thu minds of the Southern
people against Mr. Greeley by laying the
luthorship of this infamous paragraph
to his charge.
The Tribune has already dcuied that
Mr. Greeley wrote this article-in fact,
iona of those interested ever believed
;bat ho did-and yesterday, on the occa
iion of Senator Conkliug again asserting
;bat Mr. Greeley wroto tbe article in
question, the Tribune once more empir?
ically denied it, adding to its denial an
reportant revelation. "Mr. Greeley,"
lays the Tribune, "never wrote the
tbovc, never prompted or approved it,
ind never saw it till after il was printed."
Chis is emphatic. "We may properly
idd the fact," it continues, "that the
nan who did write it is now one of the
nost earnest and prominent editorial
tupporters of Grant, Wilson and Conk?
ing in this city." So! We track the
lerpent to his den by tho sound of his
liss, and we find him coddling with
inuit, Wilson aud Conkliug! Hereafter
et tho Grant party shoulder the respon
libility of the utterance of the cowardly
ind inhuman sentimeut.
DEATH OF MR. LEWIS SIMONS.-This
lighly esteemed gentleman, formerly
sonnected with the co-operative grocery
it the corner of Meeting and Market
itreets, and recently with the store of
Sir. F. L. O'Neill, King street, died very
luddeuly yesterday. He had been indis?
posed, and had been at home in consc?
ience a day or two. He stepped into
be yard of his residence just before 2
i'clook P. M., and, in returning, said a
ow pleasant words to a member of his 1
lonsehold, and very soon expired of
.ongestion of the brain.
I Charleston Courier.
A letter is published from John T.
?iokett, defending his sale of the late
Confederate doouments to the Govern
nent, on the ground that they really of
igbt belonged to the United States aa
esidaary legatee of the defunct Con
ederacy. He says that tho abuse he is
ubjected to for their Bale comes from
peculative scalawags, who will now be
mable to swindle the Government with
Cow KILLER BY LIGHTNING.-On Sun
lay evening, during tho rain storm,
ightning struck and splintered a large
line tree iu the vicinity of the new
irphan house. A oow whioh had sought
helter under its branches was instantly
A Bowling Green Teuton poetically de
lues his political position: "I drink my
ager freely and vote for Horace Gree
ey; I drink my luger down and vote for
i. Gratz Brown."
A Minneapolis hypochondriac,' named
George Hayes, who, within the past two
rears, has unsuccessfully tried suicide
our times, made one more attempt with
\ rope recently, and was successful.
It is said that the balcony of the Cats
till Mountain House commands a view of
i bo nt 10,000 square miles.
Thoa?) Confederate Archivo?.
Everybody hos been astonished at the
remarkable transaction jost brongbt to
light, in the parchase for $75,000 of the
public funds, of the diplomatic archives
of the Confederate Staten, said to have
been discovered in Canada, where by
order of ex-Secretary Benjamin they had
been secreted, and left for the last seven
years in the hands of some person or
persons unknown. The air of mystery
attaohed to the whole transaction natu?
rally excites grave doubts as to the
authenticity of all tho papers thus sold
by some person or persons unknown,
through their attorney ; for they neither
give any information as to how they be?
came possessed of the papers aforesaid
nor any proofs of the genuineness of
doouments so strangely secreted, and
still more strangoly unearthed, and sold
to the arch-enemies of the States whioh
once composed that Confederacy. The
purpose in acquiring them was to UBO
them to the injury of the new friends
those States have found in the North,
and to perpetuate the worse than Egyp?
tian bondage to which they have been
reduced since the shim peace which for
seven years has mocked them after
armed hostilities ceased at Appomattox.
Late telegrams give the partial solu?
tion of this mystery in the statement
that the Administration organs have
issued, or are about to issue, one of these
so-called Confederate State documents,
thus strangely and suspiciously obtained,
which divulges a plot concocted between
Jacob Thompson, Commissioner of the
Confederate States to Canada, President
Davis and Mr. Benjamin, Secretary ol
State, to burn Northern cities during the
war through incendiaries sent epeoiallv
for that purpose over the Canadian
frontier, and that $1,000,000 had been
given Thompson for that purpose, whe
did send such emissaries, whose fiendish,
designs were happily frustrated, a<
The corollary to this startling proposi
tion, of course, is: "These are thc
wicked people with whom Greeley anc
his party now ask you, the people o
North Carolina, to strike hands 'aarosi
the bloody chasm'-thone wicked South
erners who wanted to burn you, you:
wives and children in their beds, in Nev
York and other cities, by the viles
treachery. Here is Confederate testi
mony to the faot, taken from the Confe
derate archives themselves, whioh Provi
dence-that is, the national poaket-boo]
-has placed in our hands. Great i
Grantl and greater oar profits, if we cai
This is the solution of the mystery
this purchase is an electioneering dodg
to manufacture campaign documents fo
Grant, so ai to prop up his failing foi
tunes and lost popularity, by an appee
to sectional hatred and euspioion of th
South, and a revival of the fraternc
hate whoso fires are smouldering int
Of all tho cruel and wicked thing
perpetrated by that party, this is th
most wicked and the most cruel; but s
bare-faced an imposture can only reflet
disgrace on its perpetrators, and do s
harm, save to its fabricators.
The writer of this article can /spec
with confidence on these subjects, b
cause entrusted by thc President of tl
Confederacy with a position and wit
duties appertaining to the Secret Dipl?
macy of the Confederacy, which nece
sarily made him acquainted with evei
move made in or through the Depai
ment of State, he shared the entire coi
fidence of President Davis in this regari
He therefore knows, that althouf
there is some truth in the statement th
Jacob Thompson was sent to Canada c
a mission connected with Confedera
diplomacy, for the purpose of "agitsi
ing" on and through the frontier, ai
that a very large sum of money w
given him to use for that purpose, ye
to the best of his knowledge and bein
no such villainous and cowardly plan
that which these pretended despatch
revealed, ever was conceived or put
execution by him, or communicated
President Davis or Seoretary Benjami
and met their approval.
Nay, more; when, after the war, i
his return from Europe, whither he h
been sent as diplomatic agent of t
Confederacy, the writer of this arti?
referred to "these designs which had be
widely disseminated during the war
New York papers, in conversation wi
Jefferson Davis, the ex-President m
indignantly denied any complicity
knowledge in such infamous plots
proceedings, and branded them as pi
fabrications. No one who spoke to h
on the Bubjeot, and saw the flash of !
eye, and the indignation the oharge <
cited, could doubt the innooenoe of 1
ex-president of all complicity or kne
ledge of so vile a treachery. With 1
Benjamin the writer never conversed
the subject, though both Mason a
Slidell assured him he, too, was also
nooent of the oharge the North?
papers made, nor has opportunity e
occurred since the war to see and qo
tion Jacob Thompson, who, doubt lt
as soon os he gets this news (he is rj
in Europe) will speak for himself, e
disown this spurious despatch impu
to him, which probably is the ohief c
sideration for the $75,000 in oash pi
for what may be genuine copies
Confederate diplomatic archives, E
"to contain nothing compromising."
If they be genuine and complete, t
will contain more than twenty-five
spatoheu from the writer, of whioh
neither is ashamed nor fears the pu
Ia conclusion, tho writer would i
to divert tho suspicion that he is
tempting to smooth over the fault
friends, that so far from the relation
Mr. Benjamin and himself being fri?
ly, thoy were quito the roverse-as tl
archives, if genuine, and published,
show-and that while he ever retai
his personal regard for President Df
ho hud also to forget and forgive na
at the hands of tbe ex-President,
sonally, and toward tho closo of bis
ministration was not content with
ooaree, or that of his administration,
and pot on record his disapproval of tho
men and measures he embraced.
Therefore, as an impartial witness, the
writer solemnly declares his conviction,
that the charges made are utterly false
j and without foundation, and the pre?
tended paper (if it implicates the ex
President and the Confederate Govern?
ment) is a forgery and a fraud, and not
a genuine document.
Ex-Diplomatic Agent of the Gonfede- -
racy in Europe.
SAVANNAH, July 25, 1872.
A Columbia correspondent of the
Beaufort Republican writes:
The mutterings of a political revolu?
tion have been heard at last in the State
House, says my informant, and the fear
of defeat bas forced a combination apon
discordant elements. Therefore, Gov.
Soott, Treasurer Parker and Comptroller
Neagle have agreed to sacrifice Moses.
Parker and Neagle agree also to sacrifice
themselves. All will then unite to force
Chamberlain upon the Convention, and
secure behind bim a ticket composed of
men the most unexceptionable possible.
In the meantime, to reimburse themselves
for this sacrifice, a syndicate has been
formed to purchase $5,000,000 of South
Carolina bonds on a margin, at the pre?
sent price of thirty cents. They argue
that the repudiation of the present State
officers and the nomination of a good
ticket would immediately result in the
appreciation of State bonds to at least
sixty cents. Should this be so, the vir?
tuous syndicate would olear $1,500,000
by the operation. To this mode of bet?
tering their broken fortunes the people
of this State wiii eater no objections. In
the details no compensation to Frank
MOBBS eeems to be contemplated. I give
this story as the latest topic of the State
House corridors, of course not vouching
for its troth.
Henry Hayno and Dr. Bosemou are
named for Secretary of State. There
are probably fifty other candidates, bat
I have heard no other names.
Secretary Oardozo refuses to seal any
more bonds for any purpose. Thore are
now applications to the Treasury for the
conversion of $182,000. This is said to
be a bona fide business transaction, and
suits have beeu commenced to compel
Mr. Gardozo to seal them. It is a great
pity that he did not exhibit somewhat of
the same caution lest year, when he
sealed bonds in saoh immense numbers
as ought to have excited the alarm of
even a greater tyro in finance. So will?
ing was he to act then, that he carried
his seal to New York, to facilitate mat?
ters. He even went BO far as to affix his
seal to bonds destitute of the signatures.
It is said there are now half a million of
sealed bonds in New York upon which
the Governor has never put his name.
So loosely waa all this business done,
that no record was kept of the number
sealed, and Mr. Gardozo has no idea to?
day how many pasBed throngh his hands,
A prominent State official bas jost re?
ceived a letter from Ohio, which has
produced quite a flatter among the
Grant men here. Oar South Carolina
Grant man had written to his Ohio re?
lative, ridiculing the nomination of
Greeley at Baltimore, closing with the
assertion that there was bat oae Liberal
Republican in this State, and that rooms
in the Lunatic Asylum were being pre?
pared for bim. The answer to this let?
ter informed him that if he should be
called upon to furnish rooms for all the
Greeley Republicans in Ohio, he would
have to build an asylum as big as the
State of South Carolina; that about all
of his Ohio relatives were for Greeley;
the names of forty prominent working
Republicans in Henry County were
given who were all for Greeley, and the
letter closed with the assertion that
Greeley would get one-third of the Re?
publican vote of that and other Counties
in the North-western part of the State.
Our Grant mau looked as if he had col?
lapsed a flue. "By G-d," said he,
"Greeley will have 50,000 majority in
Ohio." "Who said I hollered?"
Atlantic City, N. J., must be a dry
place. They haven't had any raia there
for five weeks, says a local paper. The
Bummer visitors have taken to whiskey,
straight, becanse they don't wish to de?
prive the legitimate inhabitants of their
water privileges. Considerate-isn't it?
In a roce nt contest in Yorkshire, Eng?
land, for Parliament, the expenses of the
successful candidate were $53,615, and
those of the un successful one $42,169.
Bedsteads, Bureaus, Wardrobes, Ac,
BY D. C. PEIX0TTO & SON.
TO-MORROW (Thursday) MORNING, Au
?uat 1, at half-past 9 o'clock, at oar Auction
.oom, we will positively sell, the following
well-kept and desirable FURNITURE, be?
longing to a respectable family declining
BEDSTEADS, WARDROBES, BUREAUS,
Sideboards, Tables, large and small Kooking
Chair*. Cane Seat Chairs, large and .mall
Gilt Frame Mirrors, Carpets, Oil Cloths,
Rugs, Fenders, Fi rodo RB and Irons, Glass?
ware and Crockery, in handsome variety, Ac.
Immediately ahur above, without reserve,
we will sell, hf ty barrels FAMILY FLOUR, to
dose consignment. Conditions oaab.
City of Columbia 7 Per Cent. Bonds.
OFFICE CITY TREASURY,
COLOMBIA, 8. C.. July 17,1872.
PURSUANT to authority delegated by re
aolution, adopted by the City Council, I
will sell, at oublie auction, on THURSDAY,
AUK nat 1,1872, one hundred and fifty thou?
sand City ot Columbia seven por centum
twenty years Bonds. Said Bonds will be of
the denominations of $250, $500 and $1,000;
the prooeeda of the sale to be ueed for the
erection of the new City Hall, new Market,
and other pubiio improvements. The right
is reserved to dispose ot a part of the said
Bouda in lota or in whole, as the Mayor and
Treasurer may determine. Any further in?
formation desired can be obtained by address?
ing CHAS. DARNUM,
; Joly 18_City Treasurer. Columbia,jj. Ch__
Cheap Pickling Vinegar.
~i i \ PACKAGES, of 20 Kallona eaob, choice
JA! PICKLING VINEGAR, Bailable for
family nee, at 35 oenta per gallon, by
July 31 2 D. 0. PEIXOTTO A SON.