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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Sunday Morning, August 25,1872.
For President of the United Stales.
HO RACK QRBELBT. or New York.
li. UK. AT 7. ll KOW IV, or MUiourl.
The Flatform ?nd th? Candidates.
Wo published, j-esterday, among the
proceedings of the Moses Radical Con?
vention, the platform of principles to
which they propose to pledge them?
selves. The policy therein sot forth,
and the measures of reform promised to
be adopted, are most assuredly, in BO far
as they relate to tho administration of
the Stute Government, entirely accepta?
ble to the white people of tho State, and,
we presume, to the colored people also.
Tho resolutions are very adroitly drawn,
and tho opposition Republican faction
will have to see to it that their platform
goes equally fur, at least, if not farther,
in tho promised relief from our fiuaucial
embarrassments and ruinous taxation.
The white peoplo would be specially gra?
tified to have the bogus bonds which
have been issued immediately repudi?
ated. Tho resolution by tho Moses fac?
tion to levy no taxes to pay the interest
upon them virtually amounts to the sime
thing. The resolution, also, to have pub?
lished daily an account of the receipts
and expenditures of tho Treasury, is a
good one. There was one very important
matter, however, whioh the Moses fac?
tion omitted in their platform. This
was to make some announcement with
regard to the proper maintenance of the
pnblio sohools. The education of their
ohildren is of primary and all-absorbing
interest to the colored people of the
State, and it is one object to whioh the
white people are perfectly willing to oon
tributo o voa of their scanty means; pro?
vided only some reasonable guaranty be
given that the fund raised for this lauda?
ble purpose be honestly and judiciously
The acknowledgment of past errols,
whereby "grievous injury" has been
done the State, comes very meekly and
repentant-like from the Moses crowd, and
their promises of future amendment will
not be very enthusiastically received.
The whole platform, indeed, as wo have
said, is quite acceptable, and if there
wos any assuranoe that the pledges
would be redeemed, the entiro white
peoplo of Sonth Carolina, as well as the
black, would support the tioket. But
what are empty promises, or fair-sound?
ing resolutions, when they are belied by
the every official act of the past of the
very men who make them, and more es?
pecially by those who have boon selected
to cirry them out.
What reliance can be placed upon the
honest professions of a party whose next
act is to nominate I'1. J. Moses, Jr., as a
fit person to inaugurate and carry into
effect their moasnres of reform?
The rest of the nominees, with the
exception of Jodge Melton, hold forth
but little more promise than that of
Moses. Of Gleaves, the candidate for
Lieutenant-Governor, we knew nothing
until wo beard of his nomination. Since
then, we understand that he is a par?
doned convict. A fit associ ate, truly, of
MOBBS, and an equally charming exem?
plar of honesty and reform.
And then Cardozo-poor Cardozo.
We had, indeed, hoped and believed
that be was an honest man and a orcdit
to hie raco. No sensible man can believe
so now, after his action in this Conven?
tion, and the acknowledgments which be
yesterday was compelled to make by the
pointed attack of F. BL Frost. Wo bo?
gan to lose faith in Cardozo, tho moment
we learned that he was seeking the
place of Treasurer. That of itself had
no heuthful appearance. Oar faith was
further shaken when wo learned that ho
was found closeted with Parker in the
Treasury a few moments before his
nomination, and when Parker came in
immediately thereafter and withdrew
bis own name, and, as is alleged, and it
so appear?, worked for Cardozo's nomi?
nation. But when ho shamelessly came
out and voted for Moses, despite the ex?
press instructions of his County Con?
vention, that ho should not support that
very man, he lost all claim whatever to
being an honest man or a faithful ser?
vant of the people. And lastly, when
Bo openly and without a blush acknow?
ledged that he was a party to the sw in?
die perpetrated by the directors, or a
parto! the directors, of the Greenville
Railroad, in the ahem pnrohase of the
charter ol the Continental Telegraph
Company, be showed himself not only
dishonest, but actually a felon.
Judge Melton will, undoubtedly, be
etected Attorney-General, for the Orr
party have no better man to oppose him.
Mr. Jillson, too, will probably bo eleoted
School Commissioner, Other than these
two, we do not believe that any others on
the tioket oan be eleoted, provided the
opposition settle upon an acceptable sot
THE BLOODY CHASM.-Ia a very able
address to the Germans of Chicago, Se?
nator Soharz reviewed at length the po?
litical situation, proved that the Grant
party bad fulfilled the purpose of ita
oreation, and henceforth were to be cast
aside as useless instruments in working
out the great destinies of the country,
and showed that the Liberal party was
not only deserving of the support of
07ory unprejudiced and truly patriotic
oitizen, but was tho only party which
could afford hope of searching national
reform. Speaking of the South, ho said :
"If it is necessary to fill tho bloody
chasm, as Mr. Bontwell Baid, before
peace can be restored, lot us throw the
Grant party into it, with the tbioves and
those who have violated tho Constitution
and tho laws, with thoso who have vio?
lated their official oaths aud prostituted
their offi.ee to personal cndB, with thoso
who have held the highest offices in the
Government, in order to 6ocure their
Mr. Boutwell will find in this stout
and energetic ex pi casi on of Senator
Schurz, a full and sefficient answer to
his talk about the necessity of filling np
the bloody chasm. TIIOBQ who have
made the chasm, who have produced ind
left alive tho differences which have dis?
tracted our country for so long, are
morally bound to fill up this gulf which
they have created, to allay thoso passions
which they have kindled, and if they
are unable to undo what they have done,
or unwilling to lend their effort for the
furtherance of this good object, then
Senator Sohurz's excellent advice should
POLITICAL JOTTINGS.-The news from
Raleigh and from Washington indicates
that the Administration proposes to
punish the North Carolinians for their
struggle in August, and make Bore of
their votes in November, by postponing
the Ku Klux trials and keeping the ac?
cused in suspense, and by making elabo?
rate preparations to apply the Enforce?
ment Act to every election district in the
Not a single Democratic paper in Dela?
ware, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New
Hampshire, Maryland or Vermont, re?
fuges to support Greeley.
Greeley may be "whimsical," aa the
opposition claims, but, somehow or
other, bis whims bave always led him to
live an honest and upright life, and to
hate public thieves. It is strange to
Grant men how he ever got such a whim,
but the people rather favor bim in such
Logan, now a Grant man, and a pre?
tended lover of the negro, when be was
a member of the Illinois Legislature, in
1852, introduced a bill proposing to sell
every negro in the State to the highest
Morton, Oonkling and the rest of
them try to excuse the short-comings of
Grant's administration, by talking about
bia "good intentions." It is an ancient
proverb, that a Certain highly-calorified
locality, which shall be nameless in this
plaoe, is paved with good intentions.
REPUBLICAN NOMINATIONS.-The fol?
lowing ia a list of the nominations made
by the diffdront Republican Conventions
-State aud Congressional-in session
daring the past week:
Governor-E. J. Moses, Jr.
Lieutenant-Governor-R. H. GleaveB,
Secretary of State-H. E. Hayno, (co?
Treasurer-F. .L. Cardoso, (colored.)
Attorney-General-S. W. Melton.
Comptroller-General-S. L. H?ge.
Adjutant and Inspector-General-H. W.
Superintendent oj Education-J. K.
Congressman from Second District-A..
J. Ransier, (oolorod.)
Third District-Tl. B. Elliott, (colored.)
Fourth District-A. S. Wallace.
Congremnan at Large-IX. H. Cuin,
Solicitor First Circuit-G. W. ButtP.
Solicitor Fifth Circtdt-J. H. Runkle.
Belfast is a sea-port town of 100,000 j
inhabitants, and is situated in the Coun?
ty of Antrim, Ireland, on tho Lagan,
near Belfast Bay. It is connected by
steamer with all the most important
towns of the coast, and with Dublin by
both steamer and rail. It is tho most
important depot of tko linen trade in
Great Britain, and has the reputation
through extensive foundries, floor mills,
breweries aud ahip-yards-of being tho
first commercial town ia Ireland. The
riot that has prevailed there since Thurs?
day last, therefore, is calculated to do its
trade much damage. Grown bold by
impunity, the rioters are now bent upon
plunder. Several houses have already
been sacked, and we gather from the
late despatches that the riotous demon?
strations threaten to extend into tho
wealthier part of the oity.
The adage "Where there's a will there's
a way," ia illustrated in a Western town
where the swains are so retiring that the
yoong women oan only get them (the
swains) to squeeze them (the young
women) by persuading the former to lay
bets on their weight and asoert in the
same by hefting them.
OITT MATTERS.--The price of single
copies of the PHCSNIX is five cents.
The advertising agenoy of Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Bos?
well T. Logan, Esq., is the only author?
ized agenoy for this paper in Charleston.
A large and varied lot of cards, suita?
ble for weddings, invitations, visiting
and business purposes, have just been re?
ceived at this offioe, which, owing to the
dull season, will be printed nt very low
Gov. Scott has pardoned A. J. Griffin,
convicted of grand larceny at March
term, 1871, of the Court of General Ses?
sions for Union County, Judge Thomas
presiding, and sentenced to two years'
imprisonment in tho pouilentiary. Thc
prisoners as wo aro informed, was par?
doned at tho request of influential citi?
zens of the County.
Governor Scott bas appointed G. W.
Brewer Trial Justice for Chesterfield
County, vice Dr. Fox, who has removed
from thu vJounty; John H. Schofield,
Notary Publio for Greenville.
Wo had tho pleasure, yesterday, of
inspecting a work of art-an exhibition
of skill in penmanship by our fellow
citizen, Mr. John Bahlman. It is a
copy of the Ten Commandments, on a
large sheet, each Commandment illus?
trated by an appropriate picture. We
oan truthfully say, it is the finest piece
of artistic pen-work We have ever beheld.
The work is to bo lithographed, when
copies can bo obtained at a reas >nable
Messrs. Porter Sc Steele, tn anticipa?
tion of an early removal to Mr. Jacobs'
new storo, offer their present stock of
dry goods at low rates. See advertise?
Col. John T. Sloan, Sr., bas been ap?
pointed Columbia agent for tho well
known Universal Lifo Insurance Com?
"Calhoun" chewing tobacco is a brand
kept BS a specialty by Mr. John C. See?
gers. We have tested it, and can assure
the lovers of the weed that a better arti?
cle, in point of soundness, age, flavor
and hue quality of leaf, cauuot be bud
W. H. Faber, Eiq., of this city, has
been authorized to uct as agent for the
Savannah Abend Zeitung. We commend
him to our citizens.
The delegates from the Fifth Judicial
Cirouit voted for Solicitor as follows: J.
H. Runklo, 8; James D. Tradewell, 5;
Leroy F. Youmans, 1.
At a meetiug of the delegates of the
Second Congressional Distriot, yester?
day morning, Lioutonant-General A. J.
Bansier was nominated, after a stormy
The Pollock House thermometer re?
corded as follows, yesterday: 7 A. M.,
78; 12 M.. 92; 2 P. M., 91; 7 P. M., 88.
A child's gold and coral sleevelet was
lost yesterday. A suitable reward will
be paid for its return to PHCENIX office.
The following is the programme of
music by the band of the 18th Infantry,
for to-morrow afternoon, at 5 o'olock:
Hudson River Quickstep-Moskow.
Salute a la France-Rossini.
Star Spangled Banner.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Norther a
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 12.00
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; closesu.lf)
P. M. Greonvillo mail opens G.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western opens
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington opens
2.30 P. M.; doses 11.30 A. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Rov. P. J. Shand, D. D.,
Rector, ll A. M. and 5;.< P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W. D.
Kirkland, 10*? A. M. and 8 P. M.
Lutheran Church-Rev. A. R. Rude,
10>? A. M.
Washington Street Churoh-Rev. M.
Brown, 10j,< A. M. ; Rev. J. L. Shuford,
8 P. M. ; Suoday-sohool, 5 P. M.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. F. L.
Leeper, 10J? and 8 P. M.
Catholic Churoh-Rev. James Fuller?
ton, First Mass, at 7 A. M.; Second
Mass at 10 A. M.; Vespers at 4?^ P. M.
Lunatic Asylum-Rev. M. Brown, 9
PIKENIXIANA.-To dispel darkness
from about you, make light of your
Our sago says it is with bachelors as
with old wood-it is hard to get them
started, but when they do take flame
they burn prodigiously.
A young lady in Georgia has petition?
ed tho Legislature to pass an Aot pro?
hibiting fli. Lc lion on the part of yoong
men. We presume sho wishes this pri?
vilege reserved exclusively for the fair
Lilian Edgarton is at work on a lec?
ture on fomale dress-From Fig Leaves
to "Dolly Verdens." It is a good sub
jeot, and has the merit of a striking title,
THE LIBERAL REPUBLICANS IN SESSION.
At a meeting of the Liberal Republicans
held in this city, yesterday, at tho Co?
lombia Hotel, on motion of Judge Wm.
M. Thomas, Col. S. A. Pearce, tho mem?
ber of the National Executivo Commit?
tee for the State of South Carolina, was
cal led? to the Chair, and Mr. J. Evans
Britton requested to act as Secretary.
Tho importance of a complote and
thorough organization WUH fully recog?
nized, and after au interchange of views
upon the situation, it was unanimously
Resolved, That a committco of three
bo appointed for tho purpose of confer?
ence and co-operation, on the basis of
tho notion of tho Baltimore Convention,
with the State Democratic Executive
Committee, at their assembly on Monday
evening, as to tho host course to bo pur?
sued iu reference to Statu und national
lu ptirsuauce of this resolution, the
followiug committee was appointed:
Judge Wai. M. Thomas, Judge R. Ii.
Carpenter and Dr. E. W. Wheeler.
It was further resolved that tho Chair?
man of this mooting be empowered to
call a oouvention of tho party at as early
a day as praoticable, for thc purposo of
completing the organization of the Libe?
ral Republican party of tho State.
The meeting theo adjourned, subject
to tho conference and call.
THE STATE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION
FOUKTU DAT'S PBOCEEDINGS -The Con?
vention assembled at 10 A. M., Congress
? man Elliott in tho Chair. Prayer by
Rev. Mr. Hunter, of Charleston.
1 Judge Mackey moved that the resolu?
tion, passed yesterday, closing tho de
bate upon thu nomination of cuudidutef
for the ellice of State Treasurer, be re
scinded; which was carri d.
Mr. F. H. Frost, of Williamsburg
arose to a question of privilege, desiring
to reply to certain remarks made> by th<
delegate from Riehlaud, (Mr. Cardozo,
Upon motion of Mr. Moblcy, tbroi
hours were allowed the friends of tin
different candidates to state the claim:
of their respective candidates.
Mr. Frost then proceeded to opon th<
vials of his wrath upon the prominen
S. A. Svvails, (colored,) of Williams
burg, followed Frost, in a severe ar
ra'gument of Cardozo for bia acts as :
member of the Advisory Board of th
Lind Commission, his conuection witl
tho infamous railroad riug, and sealin?
tho enormous over-issue. This mau
said Swails-thia immaculate exempla
of honesty-acknowledges that ho knei
two years ago of tho over-issue of bondi
yet he kept his mouth shut, and allowe
the damnable frauds to continue. No>
he comos forward and aska for a ?tl
higher and more importaut office. H
has had tho seal of the State in hi
charge, and now ho wants the keys c
tho Treasury. If ho so misapplied th
seal, what, in tho name of God, may b
be expected to do with tho keys of tb
vault where the publio moneys ure kep
He spoke also of Cardozo disregardtu
the express instructions of his Count
Convention iu voting for Moses.
Cardozo replied, attempting to excuf
his conduct in the nomination of Mose:
upon the ground that it was tho beat L
could do, under the circumstances. E
then went into an explanation of tl
sealing of the bonds, showing the mo
corrupt and outrageous proceedings o
the part of Scott and Parker. Ho eve
had been approached by one member <
the Financial Board, and asked if art
consideration could induce him to se
the bonds. He ordered that man imm
diately ont of his room. He refer?
here evidently to Parker, though he di
not call any name. lu tho matter of tl
Land Commission, he made some a
tounding statements, accusing Leslie i
downright forgery, by which ho antic
pated tho appropriation of $500,00
and used up 8250,000 of it. Tho a]
propriatiou waa made alter Leslie
resignation, and at tho time of tl
appointment of DeLarge. Tho forge:
consisted in Leslie making frauduie
contracts for land within a few days aft
DeLarge's appointment, and aute-d.it<
the titles to tho land in February whit
were not actually purchased, or agrei
to be purchased, until March, aft
In answer to a question by Swails
to what tho contract in relation to tl
Greenville Railroad Company was, Cn
dozo replied that it was tho contract f
the purchase of tho charter of the Co
tinental Telegraph CompaLy. Cardo
said that, ns soon UH bis shnro of t
bonds, which he received as a director
tho road, waa demanded by the Sou
Carolina Railroad Company, he ga
them np, like an honest man.
Aftor considerable interruption ai
oonfuaion, a call of tho roll was coi
monced, and tho balloting opened. T
result was as follows-a large number
delegates changing to Cardozo, after
was ascertained that ho was elccte
Cardozo, 77; Adama, 1; McKinlay,
Perry, 3; Alexander, 3; Noah, 26.
The nomination for Comptroller-Ge
eral being next in order, Mr. Rain
nominated Solomon L. Hogo-who, hf
ing receivod eighty-six, a majority of t
votes, was declared tho nomineo of t
Mr. S. J. Lee proposed H. W. Pur'
for the offico of Adjutant and Inapeoti
General, who was nominated withe
Judge Mackoy nominated J. K. J?
son for Superintendent of Ednoatie
Mr. Swails preaentod tho petition
Rev. Joseph Taylor and other citizens
Richland County, asking that Wm. i
mona be appointed Chairman of t
County Nominating Convention I
Richland County, and contesting tho 1;
nomination for County officers; wbi
was laid over, under the rules.
At 7 o'clook, the Convention took a
receps until 8 P. M.
Upon ro-assembling, Congressmen at
Large were nominated. E. W. M.
Mackey nominated R. H. Cain. W.
McGill Fleming nominated James M.
Allen, of Greenville. Gen. Smalls no?
minated J. P. M. Epping. June Mob
ley nominated L. Cass Carpenter. For
nearly an hour, Mobley kept up a loud
and rambling harangue.
Upon couuting tho voteB, R. H. Cain
receivod 70 votes; L. C. Carpenter, 8;
James M. Allen, ll; J. P. M. Epping, 6.
The Convention then adjourned to
Monday morning, at 10 o'clock.
THE REFORM REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
TbiB body met yesterday, agreeably to
adjournment, at 12 M., in tho Court
House. Judge Orr was called to the
A Committee on Credentials was ap?
pointed, nuil the Convention took a rc
ce.ss until 8 o'clock P. M.
At tho eveutug session, Judge Orr
nguiu took the Chair, uud called the Con?
vention to order. The Committeo on
Credeutiuls reported about fifty delegates
present. A motion WUB then mudo and
c.irried, that tho Convention go into
Mr. Petty, of Cbarlcstou, nominated
Mr. Reuben Tomliuson for Governor.
Mr. liarle, of Greenville, seconded the
nomination, in n few hearty words in
commendation of Mr. Tomlinson and in
encouragement of the movement, whose
final sucoess he could not doubt.
Mr. Johnson, of Anderson, nominated
Mr. D. T. Corbin, which Gen. Whippei
One of the colored delegates fron
Charleston nominated Mr. C. C. Bowen
and another seconded it. Mr. Rower
rose, uud thanking bis friends for th?
honor done him, begged to withdraw hil
name in favor of Mr. Reuben Tomlinson
The name of Mr. Corbin was als<
There being but one candidute, ot
motion, the vote was taken by acclama
tion, aud Mr. Tomliuson was unani
On motion, a committee of three wa
uppoiuted to inform Mr. Tomlinson o
bis nomi nation, and conduct him to th
stand. Mr. Tomlinson was according!,
brought in, and introduced to the Cou
vention by Judge Orr as the candidat
of the hottest Republican party.
Mr. Tomlinson made a short and ver
good speech, thanking thu Conventio
for the honor conferred upon bim, au
pledging himself, so far as his pow?
might go, to un honest reformation c
the Stute administration, should be b
At the dose of Mr. Tomlinson
speech, Mr. Bowen arce and said b
desired to make a nomination, whio
was perhaps out of order, bot whiol
for certain reason?, he desired to mali
at that time. He desired to nominal
for Attorney-General that spotless Ri
publican, the Hon. John T. Groen, <
Sumtor. The announcement was r
ceived with rapturous applause. Mr. ?
Lee, (colored,) of Sumtor, seconded tl
nomination in a fitting speech.
Mr. J. H. White, (colored,) of Yorl
nominated Judge S. W. Melton, whi
he said, had been nominated at the othi
Convention. He spoke in the highe
terms of Judge Mellon.
General Whipper spoke a few won
in favor of Judge Green, saying that 1
had all respect for Judge Melton, bi
that he proposed to make a square fig]
with the ring crew-to fight them fro
first to last, to thc knife, and to the hi
of the knife; aud tbat, inasmuch
Judge Melton hud ohosen to associa
himself with Franklin J. Moses, he pr
posed to let him lie in the bed which I
Judge Melton's name was withdraw
and Judge Green was unanimously n
The name of Dr. B. A. Bosemon w
next presented, by General Whipper,
a nominee for Lioutenant-Governor.
Dr. Bosemon begged to decline tl
nomination, upon the grounds that 1
designed to aid tho movement, heart ai
soul, upon the stump, and ho did n
think that it was wise for him to acce
a nomination for any office from t
The hour being late, no further noa
nations were made.
The following platform was then su
mitted, and read by Mr. Earle, of Grce
The truo Republican party of Sou
Carolina enunciates the following pl
Whereas gross and flagrant abuses
tho administration of the affairs of t
State of South Carolina have grown
in tho executive and legislative dopa
ments of itsfgovernment, and have 1
como an intolerable bnrden on the I
publican party and the State; a
whereas the State Bepnblican Conv<
tion had putin nomination for Goveri
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., who is respon
bio, with others, Xor many of th<
abuses, and who, as Speaker of the Hot
of Representatives, fraudulently issn
pay certificates for an immense sum, 1
received large sums from the "arm
force." fund, when no such force was
existence, and has corruptly control
mnoh of the legislation of the State; a
whereas tho Republicans of tho St
have generally demanded that those v.
have been guilty of corrupt prooti
shall be ejeoted from office; and wher
tho Convention, instead of making
honest and trne Republican nominatl
has by its action shown that the corri
tion and incompetency whioh have o
raoterized the present administration
to be perpotnated; and whereas we
portion of the general Convention, hi
felt that, in view of this condition
affairs, and of this breach of trust
tho part of the Convention, it is oar di
to withdraw onrselves therefrom, and
the solo a ti on of a tioket thoron gb ly ]
publican and honest, to go boforo
masses of the ptfrty for the justificat
of our course; therefore, bo it
Resolved, 1. That we declare oar cor?
dial acceptance of the 'platform of tbe
Philadelphia Convention, and pledge
ourselves to the earnest support of its
standard-bearers, Gen. Gre ut and Hon.
2. That inasmuch as the notoriously
oorrupt and imbecile charaoter of the
present State administration has brought
disgrace upon Republicanism every?
where, and is now a heavy burden upon
the national party, impeding, if not en?
dangering, its success, therefore, the
Republicans of South Carolina owe it to
tbemtelvea to eleot suoh officers as will
insure an honest administration of go?
vernment, and thus assure their bre?
thren all over the land that the disgrace
which attaches to the party iu this Stato
?hall bo removed.
3. That we pledge -the honor of the
Stato to tho payment of all its debt
which has boen legally and honestly
contracted; but that we will not hesitate
to repudiate that portion of it which is
illegal, and therefore null and void.
4. That wa pledge ourselves to inau?
gurate and carry out nu honest adminis?
tration of tho affairs of tho State, and to
resist the payment of all fraudulent pay
ccrtiGcatcB und warrants upou the Trea?
5. That we pledge ourselves, so far as
in our power lies, to an immediate re?
duction of the enormous taxes under
j which the people are groaning, and that
we believe that this can be moat speedily
accomplished by introducing honesty
and economy into the management of
the varions departments of the State
G. That the pledges made by the Con?
vention nominating Franklin J. Moses,
J., must be judgod of in the light of his
record, and of those who sustain him,
aud that when thus viewed, the people
of the State will not hesitate to Bay that
pledges from such a source have no
value, but are simply intended to blind
the eyes of the people to the true pur?
pose of those men, whsch purpose must
bo in the future, as in the past, the ac?
complishment of purely selfish ends, re?
gardless of the welfare of the State.
?3.7. That, in our judgment, the best
safeguard to the public treasury is the
election of honest and faithful officers to
the various departments of Government;
aud that the history of the present ad?
ministration shows that no statutory
safeguard will protect the Treasury with
Franklin J. Moses, Jr., at the head of the
government and his willing tools in tba
8. That under our Constitution, we
believe any other than an ad valorem
system of taxation to bo null and void,
and hence that the general license law,
passed at the last session of the General
Assembly, was in violation of the Con?
stitution and of the rights of the peo?
ple, and could only have originated in a
desire to extort from the people of the
State still larger sams of money, to be
corruptly used by the men who controlled
9. That we blush for our party when
we remember that, under this adminis?
tration, tho education of the people bas
been BO shamefully neglected, in conse?
quence of the failure of the Government
to pay promptly and faithfully the ap?
propriations made by the Legislature;
and that wo pledge ourselves to apply a
remedy for this crowning disgrace in the
The platform was, on motion, laid over
for consideration on Monday.
On motion, the Convention then ad?
journed to meet on Monday, at lu o'clock
J CONVENTION NOTES. -No profil-Moses.
Columbia, once a political Mecca, is
j hereafter to be the New Jerusalem.
"Great Soott" gives place to "Holy
Thompson's band has not a very large
repertoire; but, as the saying is, "their
mueio jibes well with the occasion."
When the balloting commenced, the
band Btruck up "Shoo, fly, don't bodder
me." When Moses was nominated, it
played "Dixio"-a delicate allusion to
hauling down the Amerioan flag. At tho
conclusion of his speech, "Listen to the
Mocking Bird" appropriately followed.
FIRST JUDICIAL Cmcurr.-Tho dele?
gates composing this Convention, from
Orangebnrg and Charleston Counties,
met in tho Senate'committee rooms this
afternoon. The Charleston delegation
having been contested, a Committee on
Credentials was appointed, who unani?
mously reported in favor of the delega?
tion headed by Col. E. W. M. Maokey,
and the Convention adopted said report.
John H. Phillips, of Orangeburg, was
elected President, and J. S. Humbert
T. H. Cook was put in nomination by
Mr. Humbert, who urged his claims.
C. W. Batts, of tho oity of Charleston,
was pat in nomination by G. W. Pinck
ney, and after speeches by many dele?
gates, tho vote was taken. Batta re?
ceived 17 votes and Cook 4. Patts'
nomination was then made unanimous.
A resolution was adopted, requesting
the Colombia Daily Union, DAILY PHOE?
NIX, Onangeburg News and Charleston
Republican to publish the proceedings of
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. G. Brenizer-For Sale.
Meeting Myrtle Lodge.
J. J. MoOants-School Notice.
Porter & Steele-Removal.
Wade Hampton, Jr.-Notice.
Fisher & Silliman-Wanted.
Meeting Hook and Ladder Company.
HOTEL AUIUVAI.8, AugUBt 24, 1872.-Nicker*
son House-3 H Rion, Wiunsboro; I* MoQueon,
H Royd, Charleston; Dr 8 Angle. N O; Dr J
M Westmoreland, Pa: F Elmore. J P Thomas,
J II 8eigler, A O Todd. B C; E T West, Charles?
ton; W E Fountain, WiwR R; J B Chat?
ham, Helena; Col Amea, Qroonville.