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??the toilers OF THE ISLE." A fenturj's Search for Captain kiddS Buried Treasure* Operations at Oak Island, Nova Scotia. SINGULAR SECRET OF AN OLD SAILOR. fiiiMrrr ABean Tunnels and Rrlictt of tbe Past. iwrrBUTS of the sea hovek. fwwvrry of Ynnlts of Mnhonry, Oak Chest*. Barrels and Ify&teriout fliaiuber*. Ohu Hundred Thousand Dollars Already Spent in the Search. frar Million Dollars Said to be tbe Prize. a?. He. FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. ? HiMt*, Majjonk Ray, Nova Scotia, | August 24, IbM. j * ftilv# l)een for some days roaming about the eea shore, penetratin2 f?rcst?, tracing the source of ?be l.i>i|Md -i reams that come meandering down into the blue Atlantic; now "taking" the lively cod rrom bis mt vc clement, and anon roaming through the marches likes straltbv savage, lurking behind bushes for ducks and jloter. It is tine sport to get away oat of a sickly city these hot days aud rusticate among strange faces, where ?e can get the cool ocean breezes to steady onr nerves *i?1 d.spei the headache. But. bold ' I am not going to hrancl, off upon .1 long dissertation regarding the seen ?ry of this coast, nor describe the sport that a life here apon the sea shore aflords. It would be the old stereo typeit story of ramblos amidst the groves, adventures m'th rural beauties whose cheeks have never been con ?am nated by the cotme'ujut of man's diabolical in sren'iou; of sails upon the white capped wave#, 4c. All tins I will pa*g over and give you briefly a narrative ?f <*k '"land round wh?cb there Is wrapt something of """once. Hu^o has given us m his graphic stylo the the Sea. '' I propose to give you a chapter TOn.WtS OF Tint ISIS."' Auiong the spot* 1 have visit?d is a smill island m '?.v. ?n ?hc south coast of Nova Scotia, known ^^HMjKjiiiaiid, There, for over a century has been cen tred ?iuite an luterest. I #lve you the itory as 'twas U?J?J to trie ?? M.ujy years ago, when this Province was a wild, bloom. ng forest in -uminer, aud a bleak, mow-capped wilderness In winter, with here and there a small olear ir.g. from which arose the smoke of some hardy settler's an oW U1!l,> re?ided in tne then British Colony of New Knglund, whose life had been wrapped In mystery. Be had boon a sailor In his yonngor days, and people ? id he had I) -en a soldier too, for upon his brown face ?here still remained traces of the cutlass. Often had the nn ou? endeavored to sound hfm upon his early career hut it was a IrulUaes task. The old man was as mote M the rock regarding his history. At last, when peo pic began to give up all hope of ever extracting his aecret, the old cosmopolite was taken sick, and on his deathbed admitted that he had been one of Captain Kidd's rovers" that many years before be had assisted in fe..rjm over four million dollars of gold beneath the , W 1 of a -'?eluded island eaat ?f Boston, the proceeds of K Kid s piracies. The death of this mysterious man and Ilie aecret he had divulged were borne from lip to Hp, twill Kidd aud his bidden treasure became a household word among the settlers alon'.' the New Kngland coa.,t, who for y,?rs searched all the elands aloug the coast for ??'ine traces ot the uhterraiican treasure vaults. But Mi rb->sc searches threw no light upon the buried treasure, and rear- rolled bv and jteoplc gave up the search. Nearly a quarter or a century later three men, named Muitb. Vaud and MKiinnls, emigrated Irom New F.ngland, and ?ett!ed in Chester, V 8 , Smith and McfJInnis taking up land npon ttak Island. As soon as these men had er?<"ed ihelr b'lts thev commenced their work of rellmg the forest that . ovnrnd the island. Met; nnit. wln.'e roaming over the island one day. wa? astonishod to d .?? over I race- of former civilization, and upon push ing in* niptoration* further he dlirorered that the first ri.'Wlh or t mber had ii?fn cot down, and that a second g...?vti, w:i> sprint n? up, while ..ime stumps ol ..ak that lisd fallen ndet some white man's axe were visible. Aitacent I.. I tils ,;|e.riiik stc il an old giatit oak wll< e foikc t hraiic',i?s fell over trte -mail clearing, and to -lie fotMtfd part of the o..k. by means of a w?M>d?n iramtuel, I ?Mv-rting the fork luto a small triangle. ?>< aita< lied aa old tackle block. 'Much he marvelled, in m h he wondered at tliase ev id* nce< of prior ?etth'tneut and away he nent to ainith and Valid and reported Ills ererei The follo? nig day they visited the spot together awl ou attempting to remove the block it broke to pte< as m de. ?v"d it as u hv age *ad exponiire. While exploring 'he i<las4 tuey found that the re. wodna of a toler.ibly well made -oid rtaini it lo the west shore of the island were ?till U scernible, and part ol thia road I? still se e Phe tlrst thought lli. it struck ?hem was that lUis was the Island leferred lo hv the dying seilir. The seclu.led sonatina ?T ? he i*land, ihe marks of former habitation, appeared lo keeping with ?n they had heard of kidd ? Inddea plunder Tb?y ww *1111 mors strongly irn JP*aa?eil with this beiier when they rot ml that ih< jimmd o?er which lite block and tackle hung had set Med and formed a hollow. At once the ihr*e plo tieors Ml to work, ("earing the vonng timber front Ibe aunkeu ?iouiid. aud removing the surfer" ?oit tor about two reel lliey ?tr ick a tier of flag tone*, evl *eetlv not formed theie oy nature l*uliee<|iienlly lliey a?~ ertained that Hiese siuue> were uot ludnenous to tha t'laiirt. but had been conr?yed there from fluid rhet two niiles distant mwovirt or a > oi u nr ltenm\in? the ?tnn<-e, the treasure seekers entered the ??"iilh ol an old |ni or shaft, that had lo-n tllle.l Tha Mo ah of the pit wee -e?rn leei In d ani'ter, the sldi-s ?r It tieliis of tough, held Clev, hut the earth with which l? ' ad m-eu llll?d up *ae sof' and loamy, anil easily re ax tail. Ht III. they descended the sbart. foot bv root, discovering ? ii- new Indieaiiou that increased their ?opes ot st Isst hlUing the loBi buried I reason1. Ten faei from Hie surface thev struck a f.rv.r <>r solid oak I"**, tightly atiaebed to ilie <id"s, and i>el<>? ihls Iwo feet ,.f ,sc.|,t .p,,,, ,?.?d n|,,l|g ?f |h, , hatum settled dowu. Tliay pushed their ciploratioos n feet further down aith.nil.n ik n* ilie sought lor I" ifa. and after drtr ag ?t.. k. into the m id. nil d up ? be ?ball snd abandoned the work ras sum o vrii.tn "??impelled to alwndon Ilie -e, >r> li tor want of moaev >mtth and his .ssoe.at*' ende,M.red to aiilisl the a si?| ?r e ol their ne,ghl?rs ^ ma the fie-ple were ,KH,r and Ignorant ?n,l laughed at the* ror attempt lag lo tlno K ?'.d - mom. ?|,?u i?r.rlaM. ? H 'ted a niiger to ?,.r,t ? ? '' rl i?- ed w 'boot any further attempt J , . nystery or i be old pH. * wimtiom ti* a <o*r?si ? .sarn t >??,? KrT *t 'ensih an o d r* 1-ut named l.rnd heard tb- s|urv ?f Ihe pit, v,.|le.| Ihe si ind e,Jti, ?,(i t|? J" ? vl?? """? *"?" *aulls of K M, w..m homi and ret" mad a .ompayr Katly in the r.dlow ng -ummer ? he i loaded 1 ?m.M schooner with tool, andarnvm. ??ei. t'Tsiid commenced the scif, |, ??? |ie i vision of Ibe thiee orisinal dlToserefa lM..g|n. down thev dlso vered the sticks planted by smith and Vaud, and fifteen le?| further down Ihev Struck a ir i<pd tier of oek logs, lap tern Iwrher down they "trii'.V , tier nf charcoal, .md ten teat further or about flfii from the anrfa< e . tier of putty. Farther dowa w?s a f. -lone one r sH by two witli eoin? r'tdely i ut lei ers and i k ires ipon it. ITiey hoped this Inscription would ^ ?t m solving 111" mystery. b?it thev were unable to ?!?? ipber it. At a depth or ninety Teat they found HMIeatmai of aaier, at mnety-thiee reel the a alar in rre a*?d Ni*ht inming on 'hev -unk a crowbar down five icct ain| -truck a bard unpenetrable subs .?o< ? feond bv the -Mies , if ihe pit Ship' ?upp< ?'"d " a is e>e-st others ? a.l- d it a rh< St rhey ijutl work f'>r Ihe night and relumed home, confident lliet with the inorn Jug s s ia tbey would ooeseso the lung eotight trea-ura; ard thev d la* usied the question of Its dtelsjap. Mom ?| eattitd the mailer. lio\> as ?r for on letielring to * t r* ev found sttlv leet of water in the "t'Sft Alt?r futile attempts to is l the water out. p' mp? ?? < pol >?, I 'll theee, foe r.j li.ey / Iiiaped out tl it waur BUI) d wd at the game Thl tut HW-V *? sink ? new stall hrsldu the old one, and tun Mi front it miliar the old shaft, .u Die hop* of striking too money cuest. When within tea or flfteea feet of the |>it. ttie earth between the tunnel and pit gave *?J. the water rushed iu wo rapidly that the men had barely time to retreat with their Uvea before mity-flve feet of water 1M the tuuncl aud shaft. This placed a d us per upon the energetn seekers ater bidden treasure; and the work was given up alter several thousand pounds had been squandered in what some of the shareholder* now bey aii to think au iff nit futmu. A Not HKR tfMWUTKM I'ORUK). Fifty year** glided into eternity before the work was renewed, yet tho shafts and tunnels still remained full of water, v, I. . h rose ana f ell with the ebbing and flow ing c.f the tide in (he buy, showing clearly that (he i -laud hud beou pierced hv suhteranean pa-isages. This tinn^ ? us down to ? period of iifleen years ago. A uum I >er of yeuni men ' ri t lie summer ol 1848 proceeded to the island aud renewed the work. They followed down the .-iiaft of tlwir predecessors, when they encountered the same difficulty ? water cumins; iu upon them. After bailing ii oui they tuereed the bottom of the pit with a chi-el and -ledge-ball auger at a distance of ninety-light i ' ?t from the surface, when they struck a bard, wooden obstruction, which tbey confidently believed to be the ?nouev chest. The machinery brought up a bunch of something which subsequently proved to be grass pecu liar to tlie Spanish Main. This gave the toilers new courage, and tbey followed up the discovery with re newed onorgy. The chisel having been attached to the auger they cut through ? spruce log about six inches thick, when it dropped a foot and struck a piece of oak 'iBii^r four and a half inchc# tlnclc. They soon found sum i -thing harder thau wood, and continued boi ug until the auger sell led down about twenty inches. While passing through tins substance a sharp metallic found gree'ed the ears of those eoi ployed. It resembled the noise a. l>ar of iron would make on being wormed through a keg of nails, aud the laborers wore in ee-sta cwi. There they were ulfltin a few foet of Kidd'itfrold ! Twenty inches further down more wood was found, and below it the same mineral substance. Then came wood :<lialii and afterwards mud. The only thing lakun out was part of the ncud of an oak ask ; one end had been cut oil and the other exhibited the marks of the cooper's knife. Other bores were sunk near this one, but with the same results. Among other articles inkou out was inore Spanish grass and part of the hoop of .1 barrel with the bark, iu a nood state of preservation. THK TOILERS IN DKSI-Am. After making^everml borea with like rosults, and And .ii>, it iuipi ssibie to keep down the water, with an ample exchequer, they thought of the lMitcbinau and his an chor, and then looking upon themselves uuil the treasure that lay hidden beneath them, innny of the compuuy withdrew ,'rotn the work. The few who still persevered, from the fact that the water in the shafts foil aud rose with the tide, became convinced that there were subter ranean channels connecting 1 he bay with the pit. Act ing upon I his' belief they searched tho shore, when upon the east side of the cove they found fine well made drain* entering the bane of the island at. low water mark. Removing the covering, to their surprise they found that the stones forming the arch of the drains were coated with a cover of this Spanish grass. Furtner investigations showed that the drains had liecn run In tho direction of the old pit, and considerable cocoanut fibre and Spanish grara was found as they progressed. They endeavored to follow the direction Of the drain, uut (ailed to ilnd it connecting with a perpendicular .-halt. The water soon rushed into llie drain upon them. The next attempt was to sink a shaft and endeavor 10 strike this dram or chaunel on the line between the old pit and the entrance at tho water. At a depth of seven ty-four feet water flllel up the shaft. Several other shafts were sunk with the same results, and winter comlng on the work was abandoned until spring. Spring came, but the Uisappainted shareholders, some of whom had sunk their last dollar in the numerous pity, were disheartened, and ttie work wua not renewed for nine years. In the meantime the chartcr of the company expired, aud the seekers after Kidd's treasure returned to more profitable employment, still, however, con vinced that the treasure was there and accessible if they could only stop the flow of water 30 as to follow the old pit to its original bottom. ?The story of the excavation" on Oak Island had in Die -meantime spread over the whole province, and there were hundreds who were disposed to make one more at tempt to fathom the mystery. Accordingly iu lSgJ. jcet inctt were held at various points in the province, full particulars of the enterprise laid before thorn, and stock to the amount of $2,000 subscribed. Several new pitjj were sunk and tunnels run from them in the direction or toe " money pit " wUJj Oie view of finding the subterranean channel that floods tneiiitsTbul after En expenditure Qf $1,1400 the results were not satisfactory. The com]iany, which now comprises some of the most influential gen tlemen of Halifax, have Increased their capital stock apd M a rfsort, are Jnow building a dein "round the ba*A of the island tor the purpose of cutting oil" the bay water from the subterranean channels, when they pro pose to pump the water out of the excavations a'lready made, and follow the channels to Iheir termini It is ex pectjd that the dam will bo completed the present week, ahd the company uow feel sanguine that Kidd's four million of gold am almost within their grasp. It ie estimate^ that fully $i?n,?#0 have been expended already upon the search, and tho present company, who are men of means, are determined to solve the mystery of Oak Island, if It costs as mm h more. Such is the history of the '-toilers of the isle.'1 All the members of the first two com|>anlos have passed away, and i 1 remains to the third generation to follow up tlin work of their ancestors. Should their expecta tions be rcali/.ed, and I must admit that the indications are good, what a remarkable mystery will be cleared up. and what a sensation produced. That a stupendous work of art has Wen constructed by unknown hands at Oak Island is a certainty. That most of the material used Is indigenous to this country is also certain. What these works were constructed for, and by whom, and what tlioy contain, nlme remain mysteries, which let us hope | will soon I e cl a red up. NEWS FROM NEW ORLEANS. SPECIAL ?TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. \ I.ovnI .llilitla la kr Itnlurd In l<?ni*liitiR in Vifw of the Fall Election* All OIHciitU Who l>? Not C Hilar ihr Klrrtl?n? la kr firlil lo bp Itcniotrd by the (?uvrruor. New Oklia vs, Sept 1, 18to. Hovernor WelN Im this morning determined to raiae a ?o-called loyal militia force throughout Ibe State at one# n view of the fall elections. It ia to la- compo ed of white and hl?ck troop#. No one to he admitted a* an officer or to the ranks who wax in any way connected with the late Otnl'eder.Ue nrmv. The elec tion* under Cuveruor WelU' rec?ni proclamation to till vacancies In the Convention of 10(14 will take place oil the day do*i(<u*lod. (?overnor Well* will promptly remove all authorized gentlemeu who tin not in good laitn cause the elcdiou. to lie held. The foils eul i?n n nil llir Itial .Imlir \hrll He ll-nil* lliin-.ll Am. in->l I .'cue in I Mirriilm't I barm. A c. S>w Out Sept. 1, 1MM Judge A bell addressee la letter tnft.eneral Miendan, through the Now lb-lean* pa|>er*,defen<llng himself aga n?t the charge of being a "dangernii" man,'' and 'ays that in !>i* judicial station he knows nought hut lldelity to State ' and humanity ami lo the unfortunate. ree.ud'e-- of color. He 'Irmly believe? that not a drop of blood would have been ?hed had the military been half a- earn?xl a* he in nppo-ing the attempted n-oirpalion. He save ? tu'-c the establishment of the civil authority m l-oui-iaim the statu* of Northern men h:i? been one of iierfeet ksioiv. H? telle tienerai Hhar.dsu it lie think- the *mtr I ton correct lo rrjolce in It. bul urnon^ good men ha Hunks tt will not add to hi* reputation COURT Of SPECIAL SESSIONS. liefer* .l ioUce Howling. SrrTMiU I ? I lie cotirlm >m wa> tilled a- sual, with a la g* number of interacted and Idl" spectator*. The l>r?t ca-e ol importance was that of a nrtriw'itrr. Crace W|!?on, the victim, charged Tlunii i* J Pram-is with bavin; pit ked her po? ket of a w?IH containing nmeteen dollars, while *he was travelhnv on Ibe IVrth Amboy boa I. >'or ihia iinaairatitabls act the .aid Wilson was toiileui ''d to the Peni'ent i.iry lor six months a a?n kb? out*. -iiu-on Mark*, during the visit of Pre.-ident Johneon lo this i ity, as-iivcd U> enrich biapoekeU by ah*' reeling valuable* from the pockets of others Ilcteclive Httni* kepi an jye on the pr'?oner'a proceeding". and ?aw him atlemio to .1 ml .'mm three dllterenl |?er*on? in the short -?pa" e of minutes Although a number of gen tlenien testi: ?-.? to Ilia good chancier of Hi* eectMd, the J.ulge icmembered that it *M Dot the first time ho had t**en brought he'nre him, and vary properly *enteuce<l him to a lOsidenea on the Inland tor aix month*, and lo pay a flue of arte dollar* vini.aTio> th? ukai.th l?w? f be earnest sympathy of the court in the efforts mvde bv ibe Health < ommisan jier* in Ihe performance ot their duties h*? tieeo rtlll.v attested. Tin cotatil for t.'liria. ? Ian I >ei sr. the defendant, applied to have the ca?e (Mist, pone, | tdl October, bul tbe Jiidae thought the matter de manded the attention of the court in one week, and ;.atr order* accordingly. m>irk ruftr>* wrrs 'tn the . hargo of detective Ot>or John Roach and John Killing were each sent to the Penitentiary lor ?ll month, lor jiockvl pi' king in Klflh avenne on Wednesday I an coi tox art ?t. tso. Thome* Williams, a negro, for stealing three pounds of cotton from th" store .'Will and 'XW Washington gireet, was xeul up lor a couple of months. < ASSIBMIi WAVTKO. l enrga Coach, for having taken a piece of c?.??im*r" from the store 40 Murray i^ireet, where he was employed a? |iorler. wai sentenced to the Penitentiary for four months. He was also acctieed with ba\ ing taken other mi--,ng properly. nmriTtnn to Dannie Coleman fur having attacked and heaten * si i anger, whom liaontned lo drtnk with him at a beer sal'mn in West Kotiv-flr-t atreet, waa aent up for iig month i in. I flmvi ;w>. Tha livlurod man appeared in c it aliU mark< of violence on bi* fare atlll vkalble. < at?r or as <xn tanv. t*r >n Ksmsrt was hrn'ight up for having etabewled <t detati knlve* ami fork? from Michael wal?h, Beek t!i*n nr?.t, by aerial ing ihem in tha bottom or an a*h The -ig <1 m. 'her of tbe prisoner waa no grieveil Mm ulrn from her for a short %? imiii, i hat the ro?|?*>lonate Jndga auapaeded ?eiiteriee. wh*r?<t|ioti the S|,i-d t-arty want Into a falatiug lit to r if r??* her toy. nam** Jo'eph tnhnaon, < laliniac lo he a member ef Ihe *av en?y.(lf?l rrg'm?nt, and acknowledging hi* propen* t? to l?hilie tha ardent, plead gmlty Ui offering indignities to H?^e Kelly Uhila Ibe latter nslkmi on Third ava trie A "entail. *e of thrao m i'la to ibe Penitent tarv hrwtlgM veers to Ihe yoaag man s eyaa. THE POLITICAL CAMPAIGN. The Cmnkhaiim Amn? Ike C>??i utlTtt 11 ow ike tkucM of Ike CtWUuei for Uev erner are ACeeced? Geaeral I>l x mad 8? sa fer .Marphy Ualalna Crm?<-AIUaaee Be twees Weed aad Ca??er? Horace Greeley the Radfral Caadldate fer Lieatenant CJov ernor- The Secret of the .Movement la Ilia Favor Senator .Marphy the Htmto Caadldate far (-oviTuor on the Conservative Side Judge Barnard la the Field ? laiportunt Movement Anon the Democrat* far the Mtate Aaoembly, dee. The development* In local politic* during the put week have in ninny iustanres been somewhat singular. II is doubtful if New York city ever Haw more bubbling and tailing of the political element* than baa taken place in ibe last six days; nor is this confined to any particular faction, clique or party, bat to all classes or political wirepuller*, from the manogore of national and Halo machines down to the precinct messeugor. Tbe death of 1>ean Richmond threw the democratic side into a sea of uncertainty, and caused those who u?re anxioua to be on the inside of the now programme to look around for ? new leader to direct the canvass. Unable to And any person to ftll that place who will bo satisfactory to all parties there lift# been a general ? ramble for the control of the affairs of the party by numerous cliques, resulting as yet in no apparent advantage. Tbe treat respect and confidence which existed for Richmond^ bids fair however to bring aiioui a recognition of I'eter Cagger as the leader lor the time being. Horn the simple fact that no man in the .Stale is so conversant with the political plans of Rich mond as he is. In ;pite of all effort.-; in other directions be will unquestionably he recognized, for tbe present, at 1pm ->t, as the wearer of Richmond's political mantle. The attempt of the friends of one ot the prominent can didates for Governor, to run couuterto tbis i'eeling, and secure the election of delegates in tb* interior of the Mate in opposition to ('agger, has seriously damaged that particular candidate, and from being the first on the list one weak age, he stands low at least the third iu the chances for a nomination, II not still lower down. Tnurlow Weed, as the leader of the conservative repub licans, has accepted the tact that tagger is to be the power on tbe democratic side in the coming convention, ami is now co-operating with him in shaping the cam paign. At one time the conservative republicans mani w^^HirMr8thlt8POr,i0l,0f lbe ?h?oor?towonW tS ITtorZ U'em in U'e U0'"inn,i0n 01 ? *?" ' and br,n? 0,lt ^aUidntes or their own in 1 7T:> ,o ,he jo,nt ??nveiiiioB- ?? ? ??. tbit I0<J 10 the movement f?r a acpamte stale c, in ion. R?t recent .lev clopinonts uliow thai 10 dem0crscy are going heart au?l *>?, inl0 the nan movement, and all rears bgve now j h JW .. the ? or the campaign. The JSSJlS hl8 new movement, under the banner or the tnlon democratic republican party, uow being lointly pushed forward, ('agger and Weed being , wo. kern in the cause, and the leaders of the two Srrr ,,>nem' Ca?w an? '^neral eed arc tacb in Command ot army corps., and as lon? H .s n^bTT t0*e,1'er iD r"8ard tC tholr movement?, is probable thai succor will crown their efforts. But the enemy may make some important movement ho sudden that they win not have time to consult together 1? .wb"' ?1"1" ,,e ?ione counteract it ; then wm come the fcrioog time for the party. Then wii?Xomo the y whcn a I"" have to be selected, a lieutenant general ass ume thS yupreme command, it is said ? iw?U1 ' , 1 Bjer'"- ^ lo 1,8 "ichmond'a successor as Prudent of the Centr.il K a? 'road. Whether this will ?aDy upon who will the party leader or it m=^?rh R,ch"?ond in politics tiu:? fi">ae can tell m?? ^itit 6Ver' b'! co?widered a tired 'act tha' this DlaWn* U?r^|V^fl ^orning Vibbard interests from LI ?? i gentleman where be will be powerful as a political mauager, lor it ia known h^d ^ihVt h.M f,K>ul l,,e ?s?'n? opinion or Vih n.ira ah uiat held by the late I lean Richmond Thee? matter* have all a bearing upon the political manoeuvre*. Irom the Tact that an ertort la* bee , n.ade nomination of a candidal# for rn..LlwL. .. secure me alliance with the aristocratic element at AluLTihiJfb ^xjsvmixi asaas ^^^'assx-aapaS !n ihV ^?D? "* 10 'he fact that harmony will exist m the great conservative movement in thin State THfc ItAOlliLH. e1lr^.r^ TKP*ny' Zn lh" other "??d, ?re wonderfully seine ol ibe ,amo class holding offlcc* in the?,? real Ro WiST? W ' onsternwion iti *>. .uT!^hl.1?&T.y^ret^g?kTwhow.h.', 2 indulging in hingnage wbicii proves .hem to b^ flt tub! K* n lor an insane aayliiin. Ihe Republl.au i itv t en tral ommiltee, known as the Twenty-third Street Orutii/i vide far n?* th,I< has held its meeting to pro" thi^-i eoming Mate Convention and organize far Hom" c"Ul* the conservative portion ot the committee did not attend, and the 'adiS or ?VMvtblng their own way But i> seeius Jlgl there were only atom nny members of the commH We present or le ilian one-liair ot the full nmn'ier Thu enabled them to so lay lh?ir plans that fiovernor W ,tve ' ?lel.'gallno Trom lh"ciiv to (lie lite Convention. This, we premium, in nr ciyelv the result that the conservative side nesirc to l>rin- al>ont tas ran'o1? till? ? ,h? r t,nK ol ' ,?*??>tte'> was part of their programme thereior. K. ntou s nomi nation liy the raUicaly may tlicretore lie con-ideicd a foregone onclusion * The aueouasful candidate for l,ie.iten..i:i tiovernoi on i h ticker is not so certain Titer*, are several Th?mJ.r aT W,i"Iu" "I frankltn L,?t,; H i? ?V' ^ ^ ^.vracugo the present t n?-?j m T m m r Waldo H.itchlns, and Horace . .e.'lev .,r "|, ? , .i : Hiauncey M. I>eu< ? ?,?i ?r Gould, o' bnicheiw couotv' JJrerlevKbelng btvngtit forwam as a stepping ?t?i?. i0 ? he I tilted Stales senate. b?t u?. event of ,u"" ?c ces? ?r 'he party in the stair, and if n should not he deemed ad- isahle lo take the -uc e ,or of In lUvr - rro? I Ihte part oi th.Mate, then V, ni n. will he i)le m,D tor the .Senate aud (Jreeley bcum.e fiovernor OT the Mate. A strong mom i? bemg made in his behalf The (UMtirnm inr I lie nominal i?n eeem u? rMt h??t;vo?*n him ?? ?r'dK H",ch.'?" T'"' ? "oin nation ?n> -up. pose.1 to be certain till within a f?w osy*. But tlreelev s n<>? in iking con-iderable headway and it is not at ail imiirolnhle bin lh?' an .greem. lit m .11 he rem bed l?e twe..u I he iwo. and one or I lie olli-r be k off Irom the other' *! . h : "????'???' "> favor or l he The HcstcU????i interast will not he very f, ell plea-eil wtui this rssoll, for they elected 2?lh- >?' hope- or ilepe^ bM It is w Ui iVl"-? .'""' "''ir H'rll! 1 '.Vlag Ibem-elves m Jl ? S w TUt", a? (wrtv which ha- ? wsrs "'PV '?"?w. lemon ami flreel v or Oaion ,.^i ?I^Kal' yirte''"'^ ^ ""'r,'^0r,' ,u '* Hckl t on Ihe '?? 'OXsa*T?||V? StIH . ti? hr'"* '"r ,:"v'r"nr the ( moo iMn.. a?a Kei?iW can Convention have mersaaM - noe ? ir U-4 ravK-nr w ib ? p^i,^, ?tiuulon. rho eh ,n"^We ':",lrr-' Dt* '? rn-.ch I render ?st. whTT, >!. 1*ml m demo. TJZ hl,i' m.w anuoun. e ,h? he l.ul bis name ,s not vet on the slate nfihosawho are N^TTth.; IT ?" "r convention. . r . . _ ' "'f* Hotlnian totmd there it. i id, while [?* has vsine.i ?irent-th H..fT>nan h? apitarenily lost gn.iuiH <Mit<lde <>r the c;tv ? eflort has been made by some of his " frteCi.|? lo secure lb" election of rielemes in .nrf . , Alhsny through an alllanoe with the a?t i tgg'r ra.i,0?n in Uist to. allty I corresp,in.ience to that efl?, t rJM TL" I 0".0'1,', *.bl\U 'T ? r"""i 1 deranle faelm, I 'rklTwt.t 'r' , T' ?n,1,h?t inters which w. rke.i with Richmond in the central iisrt or the si,.P ha?e now come out boldly for Henry f Mnruhr m Mr. ?i?iv n. Weed baa visited .bat s2.l?n sod sLn, most of ibe week polling the wires, snd returned to On. .Jtv yesterday morning with Murphy s nsme on h.ssj.i'. ! frt?* 51" therefore have lo overcome tl.e miud iiitlnetK e of both Yteed snd t'a?ger lo secure ins nomination, or el^? lo so divide ibe strength lietweei, Slorphy snd IH\ Hist the contention will be obll2?d t.i i?ae Hoffman as the compromise ? audi. I ale In the ine miime.ludge Barnard Is (Ming strongly pressed for ? lie nomination, and nis frlenrt? > -?eri Hist he will bavr as many delegate* from Ibis city a- Hoffman If i|?. shall prove true the chan.es of the latter will he sario.i v damaged. Ha r nurd's frlen,|. *r* ma* m- considerai.i.. headway in the ranvaes, but events alone ran d?cld? sum tl>? relative atrengUi of the two m the delegation from this ? Ity It look* very mochas though l he contest before 1 1,. ronventlon would be between Murphy aid t)i* Both of the?e mav eshlbit Just sultl. isnl strength to place them in a |??itln? thai will compel ono or tne other lo turn their lurcea on a third inui In this steal, Hoffman Barnard, or some other person may carry off the pr./? All will then depend upon cip iinistan.es aud comblna lioiis at the con vent low, Only a mall portion the detegatoe have hern aa yet elected and tltare is a chance for a great ehang. m tlie position of tba candidate* We are living in a period noted lor rapid e?ent?, ami It ta impossible to determine the ramilt ol the political de. I vsloi menis of I ha next ten daya Tb??ee who now seem ?oh., ahead may, Itafore Ibe nwemtHIng ?r the roav?a ?ton, be the last In the rwce. The friend* of Hoffman are m >r? determined than ever before and will |?ar* bo sl'.ne iintiirned to secure his nomination. ma sriT ?*srwsi.r. Natb ng new has transpired in regard to tba Coogr-'s slonal contest in this oltjr further than a movement to secure the nomination of Felgar Ketchutn by the radical convention H? the Ninth district. Ha having been re moved aa Collector of Internal Revenue of thai district Ihe rsdlcaia are aminos to panne htm before the people ?? the mfftyr candidate for Congrsaa It la powlble n,at tney may soon have mors martyr* of this same kind in other district* m this city. The great intareat during the week (ootatde of the goeslp about OovsrMr) has been In regard to randldatae for ibe Slate Aaaamblv the demoerary appear lo he making aa effort to mm the r beat men to the I eg isia nre Among those meg Honed for the nomination in this city for tboaa posit . ons on that side are the asms* of A. Oaksy Hall, L aaiaei j Tlldeti, eg.fStlce rommtwloper VcMatmy, Jamss H Oolaaaa, Mr. Swaegbaatet, Supervisor Ely and Andrew H. Green. The .same feeling in favor of norjinating the moat prominent sad ablest men also extends along the river oountles and to the interior of Uie State. At Albany such men u ex-Senator Ira Shafer and Amasa J. Parker are mentioned. The nomination of the former, who so ably represented Albany county la the Senate, i* put down as a fixed (hot. The tone or the entire democratic preee throughout the State la all in tbat direction. And from all Indieation* we abail see In this canvaaa an effort on the conservative side to secure the election of a clas* of men to the lower house of the Legislature that will give some of its former dig nity and character to tbat body? an event greatly noedod? and for the honor of the State it is to be hoped that the movement will be successful. COCWTT OFFICES. Rut little has been done an yet In regard to the coanty or local offices in the city. Tammany Hall holds its meeting Ibis week to open the campaign by providing for tbc election of delegates to the State Convention. As soon as this event in over the aspirants for the minor offices Hill enter the Held canvassing their claims. The munic of our local politics will tben commenc#ln ear nest. The combinations lhat will follow will be amuuiug and interesting. THE BLACK AND WHITE CONVENTION. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEW YORK HERALD. Colored Drlentra Iron the Month? The Son th em White Delegmni I'nknnwn to Fame? Informal .Wectlnsa Held - The President Denounced Kx- Attorney (ieienU Speed the Probable Chairman? Order of Proceedlnco? Ah Kxclllng Time Anticipated, A-c. Philadelphia, Sept. 1, 1806. AKRIVAL or rmnliTM Dolegaies to the Convention which meets here on Monday next begin to arrive quite freely, although with the exception of the Tennessee delegation, which arriv.d yesterday afternoon, comparatively few Southern member- have made their appcarauce. From the com plexion of some of tho delegations, the Convention pro mises lo bo a racy uliair. With some half dozen excep iioas, none of the members of the Southern delegations ever llgurcd before in political ailairs outside of the circles of their own immediate acquaiutunco. Among tlie Tennessee delegation was a Massachusetts school teacher, who during the war held the post or hospital chaplain in this city ; slnco which time I um informed lie has existed upon bis patriotism. Either the leaders arc iD fear of being overshadowed by the imposing pre sence of the gontlemen of color who compose part of the delegation.-! or of another riot ; for so far they are uept completely in the shade. NEGRO BARKER DELftiATK FROM KENTCCKY. I am iuformed that a colored barber and a hotel waiter are here from Louisville, expecting seats in that Convention which is to mark a now epoch in our history, but up to this time i have been unable to obtain their i'JBii"i or catch a glimpse of their tlitting forms. Fred Douglass lias not yet arrived, but his presence is anxiously awaited by the faithful. KXUtTlONB TO INCITE IMTBC8U8M. 'the peoplo of the city seem to take adairs very coolv, and the radicals huve to make tbe most strenuous exer tions to manufacture au eumusiasm, which dors not ap pear to arise at thoir bidding. As an evidence of tho desporate shifts to which those freedom shriekere are obliged lo resort, 1 send an extract from an enormous placard wbich was posted on tho brick piles, vacant lots, and conspicuous places about the city : ? Come, all loyal men who rallied round the old flag, come and greet true Southern men in council, hear their wrung*, learn how pardoned rebels again defiantly scorn i he Colon, Insult the flsji., and trample on law, justice and humanity. Com*1 every man who love* lilierty and good government, and unite In srotialng the people to tbe new dangers which threaten the inlion from usiii'Dntion of the oil'' mau power. ltemember tbe glory of your Revolutionary aires and the priceless heritage ihey left. lteinember (he more recent glories of VtckKliurg, Atlanta, Gettysburg and the Wilderness; the heroes dead on the Held or battle, the horrors of Llbliy Prison and Anderson ville. the inaityrdoin of Abraham Lincoln. lteinember all the past Ave yeais, all your blood-bought right*, all your heroic sacrifices, all your resulting duties, ami pioclaltn In thunder-tones the rcbela, routed by the bayonet, alia II nol rule by the ballot. Veterans in freedom's holy cause, come In aerrled ranks; let thn elective echoes of your resounding tramp again a? aura the people lluii you are once more marching lo the trout to aave ibe nation and secure the rights of man. Treachery in high place* lias organized the retails you sub dued iu flgni, sud they are again marshalled against republi can iliierty. At them once more, and ttnisb with your bal ltf(a what yell'- bullet* left undone. cAvctm op run Tonoana omlbgatw. Th-i Tenncasee delegates, lo tbe number of about fifty, ,ici haps, had a meeting at Ave o'clock this afternoon, at i ho headquarters of tbe National Union Club, Chestnut street. Governor Brownlow was present, bnt took no part in the proceedings aside from being ah lUteMsJJgd spectator. Mr. Frlcr?on, Speaker of tbe TenneMM senate, acted as chairman. A speech denouncing Presi dent Johnson aud his reconstruction policy, and advocat ing negro suffrage, was made by John M. Palmoys. An informal meeting of the delegates from all the Southern Sutes is iug called for half-past live o'clock, the speaker was cut short In the doliverv of his remarks, and the t'eniie'ieo meeting was declared adjourned. Hltirri.su or net BUATBa ? south i ahuiim asu ilorida tor tgrPfkhsrev. The delegates from all tbe Southern States numbered about seventy -Ave persons. Governor Fletcher, of Missouri, was ? ho?en chairman, and Mr Hawkins, of Tennessee, secretary. A delegate from Tennessee read tbe invitation wbich had been extended to them bv tbe Utyal league of Philadelphia to hold ibeir convention in ibis city, and he supposed It would lie tbe duly of the delegates there asxomblod to make some lilting response to the kind hospitality of their Northern friends. Me mnred that a committee of one from each state be appointed to report on the matter. The motion was agreed to. The < 'hairtnan announced that there were no delegates there from South Carolina or Florida, and that be would be compelled to ignore tiiose States in appointing the committee. A delegate moved that a committee tie appointed on credentials and tickets of admission to the Convention, but the meeting secuied to think that the Loyal league should have charge of the matter, and so the motion was withdrawn. an AI.AHAMA on Ko ati nee! set) ro this constuvtiosai. AMi.vnmsT. A delegate from Mobile th'-n addre*?ed the meeting i on ii Hi.- constitutional amendment a* passed by Con gress He believed I bat Ihe radicals in Congrats were a good and | ?t. riot! set of men, but cv>r. if the amendment which Ihey proposed should lie adopted by the Southern Stale;, ii would have the effect of driving every loyal man out of the sooth. It * as not s>iMci?nt He took the round thai the Southern Stales were out of the I n ion i. ml void and thai they became drluuct when ihe withdrew 'roiu tlio I niou and entered ilie conlede racy of which .letl l?svi? wns chief. an?t Ilia' tbev could not It- admitted to the I nion again eicepl by Uw ot Congre-.. The constitutional .mi' oilmen! did nol pro tide for Hie safety of loyal citizens ai the Mouth, aod flie\ could not stand under it. (Hoar, hear.) He was wiliing to endorse t ongre** in everything exoepl this. The chairman intimated that the delegate- were unani mous on that pouil, aod thought that all luillier di? cuss'on on the sut^ect wa< iiiMcwuy. AMienw iais^on Hamilton to rkscos'o to ma sfi out or rnr sos.uitss B*t r i; sirs. Toe ? ommlttee reported lha' they bad agreed upon An. tew .Is' kson Hamilton, of Texas, as ihe most suit able |s*rson to res|iotid to ibe mv ilaiiou of Ui? Loyal I e i,M,e, and siiui, ted ibsi i hi- delegate- iroiu -ach M.ue should meet at nine o'clock ?>? Monday morning for ihe purpose of proceeding to Independence square to nieei thoir Nuilbein fi lends. It ?vs> Il-? sugg*?t?-d th.it the cba man should be appointed their marshal on the occasion and that he confer with the marshal of tbe l.eyai l.-asne in relation to matters couner.ted with the soproai'lilsg Convention The report was ae rpttit, and Ilie suggestion' adopted throughout. s committee wat tbeu appointed to wait upon Mr Hamilton and inform htm of the aei.?n ot ?be meeting In i elating him ss the orator of tho Honthern il?lepir< on Monday morning, aod the meeting adjourned. It !s reported to-night the' ei-Attnr??y Oensrel -|>eed will be ele< ted I'rssident of the coiveat on He it here i*pr*aentlng Kentucky. The fnenoa of Ooverner Fletcher, of Mta-onri. tbink that the choline will rail upou him With the exception of John Minor Hotts. Parson Brnwnlow, Jack Hamilton sud s lew colored men from Kentucky, (here are no >outbern de'egates worth men tioning. The Rev Hope Bsrrie, who represents Cold?boro. N V., is Uere. and *ay- no I'ntoii man csn lie electml to oflii ? tn bis town. The reason for this proisiblv is thai there are, arcording ui bis own account. h?t three I'nion men in the place? namely, the Po'ttnastar, an oct'igenarian and himself Among tbe Northern delegates wb? have arrived are Senstor Harris of New York , Oovernor Fairvhild, of Wi.? on?in; -enstor l.sne, of Ind.ann Governor Ompo of Micliigan . (iovernor Hnreman. of We* i Virginia, and i'rank Thomas, of Maryland, It is intended tbet the convention aboiiid bee*clusivelyt<outhern. the Nnrthem delegaiea |o >?e treated like hoooraty mcmberr, wltb inrtui?. n lo be in the convention sfler the wotk. or ims inesi psrt. is flnlahed. So that for the first day or two ihe Southerner* will have side possession of the premise* ibe idea is to give the oonv entioa the ap peers ni ? nl a Southern institution, representing the lim:U Ot |s oj.|e m Pixie b'lt. jU Igtrig Irom the s-arcitT of delegates snd their hitherto unknown repulstion, I Opine t Will prove a miserable failure. t.overnor Andrew, of Mas-<af he, setts. ln(j R#n Rtitlor are nxpsi ted to he here on Monday. lhu* far Ibe aRalr has tailed lo create any eacilenteut among the people of this quie: snd orderly city. Hrmert Ridgewsy member of Congress elect from tbe Tounh < ongTeaslonsI district of Virglnls. who wss ap (silnted a delegate to the convention, rewudisuw lit* ap t?dntment and declares indignantly tliai it is a villainous outrage upon him, and that he has not a particle of j sympathy with the Jacobin rabble. It t? said that Judge Advocate Ueaeral Holt and Judge Kdmunds. Postmaster ol the fn lied States -enale, will attend ss delegsles from the lu^riet at Columbia Ihey bare not yet arrtred ? . Aimut stt hundred delegatse had registered their names at tbe I'nion l/cague np to to-night. onus* nr. rnoMirtMsoa The fr lion ng order of prooeedlngs wai imaed this af lersoon ? The Soiithsm delegates will meet at the rooms of lbs National I'nion Clnb, 1.104 Chennul street, at half past nine o clock A M , and proceed ibence to Independence Hall. The Northern conference delegates will meet at Inde pendence Hall at naif-pelt nine o'clock A. M All the dalegatee will he escorted from Independence Rail to the I'nion League House, arcording to Ibe or der Issued by General wtcklea. Chief Marshal, where they will be reoe.ved and welcomed by Charles Gibbons, Chairman of the Committee of Reception, on behalf of the league After the sddreaa of welcome sod Ihe re. ply the Southern delegates will be eenorted to the Na tional Hall, where tne escort will be dismissed. In i?r#er to prevent mnfnston, no pereoas will ho ad mitted la tho eon vendee on Monday as members thereof eioept the delegates tretn the Bootbera States Tho conferoaoe delenMe sapolated be the tioveroors of tbe Northern States, or otherwise duly anthoriied to repre sent them in oonventioa, will meet at the League Boum at one o clock on tanday, for temporary orgnnitatioo. The two bodies wiU t>e united in national convention at ?? loynl Union lata of the South mar desig nate. The union will take place in front of the League Hwae, in preaenoe of the people, of which due notice will be given. Cbariea McClintock, of the Philadelphia Prm, la ap pointed to furnlah the Committee of Reception with the names of the several reporters in attendance at the con vention. and the papers which they represent. Tickets of admWBlon will be iaaued to the reporter! named in the official list, bat to none ?there, on Monday morning, at ten o'clock, at the League House. Ex-Uovernor Smith, of Rfcode Taland, De clines Belli a Delegate to the Black and White Convention. PROVtomct, a L, Sept 1, 1HM. Ex-Governor James G. Smith haa written a letter de clining to attend the Philadelphia Convention of Sep tember 3 an a delegate. TEE CLEVELAND CONVENTION. Kr ply of the Rct. Henry Ward Beeeber to the Holiliers' and Ballon' I-elter of Invitation Strong Argument In Favor of President Johnson's Restoration Policy. PwtMKiLL, August 30, 1888. CuAi. 0. Halpikb, Brevet Brigadier General ; H. W. Si-ocrs, Major General, Gordon G ranch*, Miyor Gen eral? Committee:? . ... Gnmnn-I am obliged to you for the 'notation which you have made to me to act as Chaplain to tne Convention of 8ailor? and Soldiers about to convene at Cleveland. I cannot attend It, but I heartily wiBhlt, and all other conventions, of what party soever, success, whoso object is the restoration of all the States late in rebellion to their federal relations. Our theory of government ha? no place for a State ex cept in the I nlon. It Is justly taken for granted that the duties and responsibilities of a State in federal lega tions tend to its political health and to that or tne whole nation. Even Territories are hastily brought in, often before the prescribed conditions are 1 ultilled, as ir it wore dangerous to leave a community outside or uio great body politic. , Had the loval Senators and Representatives of Ten nessee been admitted at once on the assembling of Con gress, and, in moderate succession, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Virginia, the P"b,lc m'D., of the South would havo been far more healthy than it is, aud those States which lingered on probation to tne last would have been under a more salutary Influence to good conduct than if a dozen armies watched over them. Every month that we delay this healthful step com plicates the case. The excluded population, enough unsettled before, grow more Irritable; the army be comes Indispensable to local government and super sedesit; the government at Washington is called to in terfere In one and another aililculty, and this will be done inaptly and sometimes with great injustice ? ror our government, wiselv adapted to its own proper functions, is utterly devoid of those habits, and unequipped with the instruments which (It a centralized government to exercise authority in remote States over local affsirs. Everv attempt to perform sueh duties has resulted In mistakes which have excited the nation. But whatever imprudence there may bo in the method, the real criti cism should be agntnst the requisition of such duties or the general government. , __ The federal government is unlit to exercise minor po lice and local government, and will InsviUbly blunder when It attempts it. To keep a hair score of States uudor federal authority, but without national ties and responsibilities; to oblige the central authority to govern hulf of the territory of the Union by federal civil officers and by the army, is a policy not only uncongenial to our ideas and principles, but pre-eminently dangerous ' lo the spirit of our government. However humane the ends sought and the motive, it Is. in fact, a course of instruc tion, preparing our government to be d*spotic and familiarizing the people to a stretch of authority which can never be other than dangerous to liberty. 1 am aware that good men are withheld from ad vo eating .the prompt and successive admission or Uic ex iled States by the fear, chiefly, of its effect upon partiea and upon the freedmen. , 0 . . It is said that, if admitted to Congress, the Southern Senators aud Representatives will coalesce with Northern democrats and rule the country, is this nation, tben,to remain dismembered, to berve the ends of parties? Have wo learned uo wisdom by the history of the past ten years. In which just this course of sacr.flcing the nation to the exigencies of parties plunged us Into rebel l-K5f, adroit that the power would pass Into the hands ol a party made up of southern men, and the hitherto dishonored and misled democracy of the North, Utat power could not be used just as they Phased. The war has changed, not aloue institutions, but ideas. The whole CO' miry ha* advanced. Public sentiment is ex alted iar beyond what It has boon at any former period. A new partv would, like a river, lie obliged to seek out its channels, in the already existing slopes and forms of l^6?Wn?lnUred a new era of liberty. The style of thought is freer and inoro noble. . our timos are regenerated. Tho ?0De school, and hundreds of thousands of men are gone home to prea' h a truer and nobler view of human righto. All the industrial Interest* of society are mo\ log .with increasing wisdom toward intelligence and liberty. Kver vwhere In ch urches, in literature, in natural se - en ei in physical industries, In social questions, as well the nation feel's that the winter is over and a new spring hangs in the horizon and works through all the element-. In this happily change.! and advanced condition of things uo party of the retregrade can niain lain itself. Everything marches and parties must ? row??. I hear with wonder and 'home and scorn the tear of a few that the South on e more, in adiu^ment ?Uh the federal government, will rule this nation ! The Nortb Is neh. never so rich : the South Is poor, never before so poor. The population of the Nortfui new'; y day"* ol the South. The Industry of the 1No^h;. in '' in forwardness and productiveness, in all the machinery and education required for manufacturing, is half a cen tury in advance of the South. Churches In the North crown every hill, ?nd sc hools swarm in every neighbor hood while the South has but scattered lights, at long distances, like lighthouses twinkling along the edge of a continent of darkness. In the * "^?-23 v l rust how mean and craven Is the fear that the South will rule the policy of the land. _ That it wUlhaveMi influence, that it will contribute, In time ^_i P?ul ant influences or re*tmlnu, we aie ? ad to bellwo. But if it ri*e? at once to the control of the gov eminent, it will lie because the North, demoralized by pfosperity and liesolted by grovelling Interest*, refuses to discharg Its share or political duty. In such a case <h? South not. oniv will control the government, but It ought to do It. It ?s feared, with more resMin, that the restoration or the South lo her full inde|K ndenoe will be detrlmen tal to the freedmen. The ?oon<T vre dMfll n jow ? minds the idea that the rreedmen < an be classified and separated from the white population. d "d defended by themselves, the better it will be for them and ii*. The negro is part and parcel ol Southern society. H#- i*4ii) not l?" nmtperooa while it i? unprrwpered. IU "ViH will rebound upon him Its happiuei* and relnv Igoratlon cannot he kept from his participation Th? restoration of the South to amicable relations with the North, the reorganization of its the re usii ration or Its enterprise and thrift will all re dound to the freed men's tieoeflt. Nothing Is so danger ous to the fredmena* an nusettled state of society in the South. On him oome< nil ths *pite. and anger, and cpnee ?nd revenge, lie tt II he mad- the seapenos. ol lawless and heartier men. Tnlew we torn the govern ment into a VBH m iliary machine, there cannot he .irmtes enough u> proU-tt the freedmen while Southern socltty remains Insurroctionary. If Souihero sm-iety Is calmed, Heftl.nl ami occupied aud soothed with Mm hopes and prospers industries, uo anuies will ne needed Riola will tubaidu, la ft less 1 1 angers on will be driven eff or belter governed and a way ?'? he gradu. sllr opened up to the froedman. through eda.aUon and Indn try, in full citizenship, with all its honor* and <i<ns?tMltan is a growth. None can "?r?pe 'J?** tears in the wlldern? who tra, ,sl f rom _th e Egypt .of ,gno runes in the promised land ot (Vesdn.en must take their msr-h. I havo lUMMMltn the maMi If th?v have the ~tamlua to undergo U?s h^W whlch ^v^ uncivilized M hss under gone in their upward progress, they will ' V?* take their plane among <is That place cannot be bought, nor Iwinwdbed, uorgaioed by sleight of hand. It will nime to sobriety virtue. Industry and frugality As the nation cannot be sound until the South is pro?|>erous, so, on the other extreme, a healthy condition of cl?il so ciety In the South is indispensable lo the welfare of tbe 1 Befa?itig to ?dmii loyal Senators and Representatives from the South to Cougress will nol help tos frwlmen^ It will not secure for them the vote. It will not pndmrt them. It Will nol secure any amendment of "? constl tut ion. however just and wise. It will ? dangers and > ompllcate the dlflhjui'tse Whethor We re ssrd the whole nation, o, any section ol It or class In it. the flr?t demand of mir time >? '"tire reonion Once united, wl can. by schools. cj>sTrhaa,,afreeprees and increasing free upeech. attack each evil and seeuie "urJmhAf tbe great cl.aam which rebellion madeis not tilled up. It grows deeper and strs^es wider Out of it rsw dread spectres *n?l thteateoing sound*. I<et tlia' null be close. I, and bury in It slaTory, sectional Miimostty and all strifes and hatreds ' II i. flt that the brave men. wbo on sndUnd^ ficed dssth to wive ths nallon, should now, tiy llieir IT. .nTvote ?e".umm.te what their swords rendered '"'roj'n.e sake of the freedmen. for Oie?ke or I the Soitth and its millions of out fel low-eountrymen^ -?ke. snfl ror the crest cause I irvetlie Immediate reunion of all the ?art* wbi. bell, on snd war have V'aRpV^ A**. City Politics. Jimsao* Mkstim is t** Iiiihtsbsib W?s|p On Fri day evening the great hall of Ihe Clinton Gard?n. Clin too street, near Rriwime, was densely crowded \y the ^onssrvativsciurrns of the Thirteenth ward callej to gether ror tbe purpose of organ, ring ? National I'tioa t iuh. and making arrangements for s spirited campatni Iks coming tall The meeting was called lo order by Mi Joseph H. Tanker, npon whose motion Mr. Henry Tics was chosen Cholrman and Jacob K. Cohen, Secretary. Resolutions eipreortng reofldeoce in Ibe Ktecutire and pledging him the hearty and earnest support of the nrganitation, were unanimously adopted. "peaches, eharacter>ze<l tor their patriotic tone, which aroured the enihusissa of the throng were made by the Chairman, Thennhilus Pratt, Colonel Stewart and others In Kngllsh, and by Frederic a Hermann, in German. The following list of permanent ofllcer* were then cho sen President. Henry Tlce, hardware merchant. Vice Presidents, Colonel Alexander H. Stewart, Frederick nermann, chair manufacturer, and John Graham, master trackman , Secretaries, Jacob H Cohen, manufacturing jswollsr, and George Rutrer, hay dealer, treasurer, ?tames H. Irwin, physician. Asr.asw Jonssos Aaeo. iatios ?An astnciotlon was or gMissd last evening, at M Cherry strsst. under tho name of lk? Andrew Johnson Associating, bavins tar lis object the endorsement and support of President Joh*. ? ioo'i administration. The following were elected ajfc cera ? John J. Hurley, president ; Patrick lawlor. nft president; Patrick -Buckley, secretary. Resolutions dorsing toe President's policy were paid imiiiminiM Twum Amman Distoot Natkmui. Csio* Awoett no*. ? An enthusiastic meeting of (he inhabitants of %2| district wh held on Friday evening, for lite mrpoM organising tow the coming campaign, Speeebet wmf made by several eminent politicians, and the plaMny adopted at Philadelphia was heartily and unanimowly endorsed. Arrangements were also made for a grand ? ? meeting to be held on the 18th instant. Solmim' iin Sailoss' Stats Owtuim- It is typ deratood that the msa meeting of soldiers and sa!f6rt to be held in I'nlon square to-morrow evening will call a state Convention of one delegate and one alternate from each assembly district to meet in this city on Die 10th instant. Not a Delccate. TO THE BDITOR OP TBI HERALD. I beg leave to call your attention to the fact that the Elbridge Gerry, mentioned in the published list of de legates from the New York Union League Club to tbe Radical Convention at Philadelphia la not intended for the subscriber. SsmtMBKB 1, 1806. EI, BRIDGE T. GERRY. Brooklyn Politics. Dklet.atks to tub Syracuse Ooirvanno*. ? ' The Rsy publican Conventions were held in Brooklyn on Friday night, and three delegates from each Assembly District were elected for the Syracuse Convention to be held on the 5th instant, as follows:? Pint District? Delegates? A. M. Bliss, Seventh wsrd ; C. W. Godard, Eighteenth ward, an il John Oaksv, Klatbiinh. Alternates? John L. Spader. Eighth ward; Slla* B. UuUber Eighth ward; Oeueral P. S. Crookfe, Klatbusb. Seoond District ? Delegate* ? John Cashow. First wards Hugh Allen, Sixth ward, and James Johnston, Twelfth ward. Alternates? Lewis Lewis, First ward: Walter 8. Qove, Sixth ward, and Chan. Parker, Twelfth ward. Third District? Delegates ? Joseph Reeve, Fourth want; Volnev Green. Tenth ward, and Dr. Wm. C. Benedict, Tenth ward. AlternateH? Dr. Geo. I. Bennett, fourth want; Samuel W. Thompson, Tenth ward, and R. r. Howes. Tenth ward. Fourth District ? Delegates ? Stewart L. Woodforf* Beeon# ward; Iloraiio N. Holt, Third ward ; Charles Philips, Flftg ward. Alternates? M. Flnnagun. Fifth ward; Abi.im Inule^ Second Ward; Charles J. I?iwrey, Third ward. Fifth District? Deleffates^Jliaiies Jonen, Ninth ward; W. W. Goodrich, Eleveuth ward; Anthony F. Campbell, Twen tieth wsrd. Alternates? David R. Jones, Nlnt'i ward; S. Van Brunt, Eleventh Ward; Robert D. Benedict, Twentieth ward. Sixth District? Delegates? S. T. Maddox, Fourteenth ward; Stephen I. Simmons, Fourteenth ward; Benjamin Wilson, Thirteenth ward. Alternates? Ira Buckman, Jr. ; John w. Smith, Watson Sanford. Seventh District? Delegates, Jacob Worth, Sixteenth wsrd; Daniel J. Ross, Sixteenth ward; James Oridley, Nineteenth ward. Alternates ? Joe Johnson, John Mitchell, W. L. Hub boll. Soldifjw' Johnson Coxvxjmov. ? A Convention of the veterans of tbe late war, in favor of tbo policy of An drew Johnson in his efforts to restore the Southern States to their place in tbe Colon, met last evening, at the ball No. 9 Court street. General Kozlay was called to the chair. At a previous meeting a committee was appointed to nominate permanent officers. The chair man of the committee reported the name of i.eneral Kozlay for President, but he declined tho honor, when the name of Colonel Creig litem was substituted and ac cepted. A resolution was adopted to call the society the King's County Army and Navy Association. A com mittee on the drafting of by-laws, consisting of Captain Maxwell, Captain I. Offendel, Major Taft, Lieutenant Col. Spencer, Captain F. Flute, was then appointed. The subject of eleotlug delegates to tho Soldiers' and Sailors' Convention, to be held at Cleveland, Ohio, was post poned until next Wednesday evening, to which time tue Convention adjourned. Urlrgatra to the Nyrarime Republican Con vention. ? Saratoga, N. Y., September L, 1M6. At the Convention of the Second Assembly district *f Saratoga county to-day, W. A. Sackett, Alonzo Welch and John P. Conkli'ng were appointed delegates to the Syra cuse Convention, and instructed to vote for Governor Kenton's renomination Ki.mira, N. Y., September 1, 1888. At the County Convention held to-day, K. P. Broom, Luther Caldwell and Jetwe Owen were elected delegates from Chemung county to the Syracuse Convention. Pennsylvania Congreminnal Nominiiilno*. Dotlkstowx, Pa., September I, lWtf). Henry P. Ross was nominated for Congress in t he Fifth Pennsylvania district by tbe democrats, and (,'aleo N. Taylor by the republicans. Rjunixn, Ps.. September 1. 1 WW. Daniel A. Lincoln was nominated to-day for Con^ew by the Republican County Convention. THE TUfff. L'nlon Conrnr, I,. I.Trottlntr. A trot for a parse came off yesterday al trrnoon a< the l'nlon Course between four road horses boleti^ing to WlUlamaburg. The contest wan very int*r??tln- through oat, tbe lMt heat being won by a neck. The horse* engaged were Mr. Douglas' ch. g. Dandy, in bameu; Mr. Christian's br. Hamnletonian roll, to wagnn ; cb. g. Captain, also to wagon, and n black mare in harm as. Tbe latter waa withdrawn after the second heat Pamir won the parse In three straight beats. After the first heat Dandy waa the favorite at ten to three. The fol lowing in a summary Kiti-riut, Sept. 1.? Puree $60, mile beau, beet three in Ave. Mr. Douglas entered ch. g. D-vndv I 1 1 Mr. Chrlatian entered br. g. namhlotonian 2 2 'i Mr. Harrinoo entered ch. g. Captain 4 3 3 Mr. Lawrence entered blk. ui. 3 4 dr. Time, 2:04? 2 :61? 2 :M. F (tuition fourm-. L. T. PjiTrRDAT, .Sept. 1.? Match $200, p. p., mile h<ata, lieet three In live. A. l.ydel oamnd a m. Lady Whitson. ...Received forfeit. J. H. Whitson named a. g. Clarence Paid forfeit. OVERCHARGES Of COUNSEL. Snpreme Court- Chninber*. Before Judge Barnard. A suit was recently commenced in the Supreme Court Messrs. John C. Shaw, Oscar F. Shaw a?it Jame* O. Tabb by several of the crew of the ship Alhambru. for alleged excessive charges made by derendanla in act ing as counsel for plaintiffs. Aa appears by the papers, these gentlemen were employed to collect salvage on a vessel saved by plalntlll's. Some 90,000 were received, but only f2,000 reached the pockets of the crew. Ttiev now state that they have been overcharged for nsrvluea of counael, snd a motion has been made In this dlstiV.1 to require defendants to disgorge The matter was in ferred to General John D. McGregor. and hi' report, which la against defen<lantH. lias been plai od In Hie hunts ol Judy llsrnsrd for conllrmation. SUICIDE AT ELKIRA. Ei mi**, September 1, isort The wile of Mr. floorge Archer, proprietor of the Patterson House, in this city, died yesterday from the enwets of poison administered by heraelr. The cause ol the raah act still remains a mystery. *EWS FBI SAW FlUHCISCa. An asMJclaUoa has August 31. ikm. WoM Tactnry^*4 P''TX?se of bakera' extra M^per^hbl'* ****** for -rntrt MIICKLLAJI EOrt. AriAioi for a fortcm: -mend ?o CEim at <>nre and secure a tfket In the OPKNtXO FAIR, Managed by J K. IIAWI.EY A C O.. Clnrlnnatl, Ohio. Agent? wanted at mice (iood pay, and guar a lit Ma gtvsn for performs nee of all advertised. A. D. tl A VIM. (Jeneral Agent, 1KB WlUlam street, Sew York. VN KI.F.UANT iHHORTMKNT OF F.NOI.Idll ROYAL. Velvei and Hroaaei? Cairela at HIRaM ANPKitKON'N, W Howery. Three ply and Ingrain Carpela. Oil Cloths Table. I'lano Covers, Ac . at retaonshle prices t.ook fm W Howery. CATARRH. NORTON'S NKW RFMKPY FOR CATARRH hreaka up the dlaaaae at It* fountain head, remove* pala In the tempi* ?, noises la the head Offensive dl?eharge?. oh strueiKins of the brea'hlog tuliea, and oblitenlea ihistarrl hie 4l?i ?? In all lis forma for?t?r Hend stamp lor i?m phlet to (ir.RRIT NORTON, II Ann street. / inARAJ'TP.k* IN all AKfPF.ItR? TMR 1DKAL AND \J i heir I.ITirs Tiiim lliuiiei and Miakspere Oor and tlie Name, Analyila or hia organisation, iu the light nf NeWnce I'.aalua, how he looks*. how ha talked, and how he ai tod. given In the September i.?m!*-r rtl KKNOMJOICAL JOl'KNAL. oalt SOnenta New 'men have II. TOW I.Kit t WKLLN. 3m Broadway. New York. nlVoBCRS LEOALLT OBTWSRD IN NKW YORK and other Huies without publicity or fae uU divorce Is iraalwl . consultations free. M. How F.N. Attorney ?n,t Counsellor, Tt Nass.m street fill TO THOU** R AONKW'N, ORRRNWD'H AND \ I Murray ?traeta. where ?on sill Ond Teas, OITeea, Fish, Flour and everything else < heaper than any store In N?w York nKMORRIIOirM Ct'RKD WITHOl'T KNIH! OR CaC* ite. -Aitention lo diseases t>f I'elvlc Ylwera, Deforml ties of Kvaa, Noae, Fan- and Person. HRNRY A. DAHIKIJ.C P.. Bunwoa Ho. I rntea s^nm<. l>KR**ONAL. ? DR. RRO APRKNT, OF BOSTON, CAH X be eonaaitad at C* BrWway, N. T., Baoteaber ? and ? He carea huniars and all rhronle iflaeaase wtlhont fall, soon STRAHRt'R'lBF * HrHW-di MAIDEN LARK. Iuiforu<ra at t.,ra. China an4 Fancy Oooda, Ofvr tbe Isl^sat ssenrU*w,i at the Joweat market prteea, qcHILRIRO'B OKRHAN Olwj-MBllT-WARRAimiB k a eartaln cure, wlthnat the s'igwaat langer for pOe?, old wouada. arrofela. salt rheum, all wjhTind ?klti dls eaae* *c. 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