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Democracy Gathering Its Clans i
for the Onward March.
State After State Takes Up the WoodAxe
of the Chopper.
The Fragments of Vacillation
Not a Handful. ,
^Platform and Permanent Chairman- j
ship Undecided. j
Probable F-ull Endorsement
of Cincinnati.
Sketches and Pen Pictures Among
the Delegations*
I i
Formal and Virulent Indictment of Horace I
by Incurable Chevaliers. ;
fttingp That Won't Go Through the
Old White Coat.
Too Much Promise acd Too Little Performance
for Him.
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White Hats, White Coots, Old Boots and <
Enthusiasm Everywhere. !
Baltimore, July 8, 1873.
The sensation in this city to-day la made dramatic ,
by the parading of hundreds of men wearing white (
bats and led by bands of music. Greeley's friends 1
fire audacious and confident. Blanton Duncau Is
?n old claimant before Congress for money which ,
lie alleges to be due to him on account of war dam. <
ages. He Is a handsome man, of large and imposing
stature, with a fine white set of teeth, and he
made up his mind in 1?88 that it was the business
of the Kentuckians, who wanted money out of the
public Treasury, to support the regular republican
candidates all the time. Duncan Is regarded
among the delegates in Baltimore as
a fl1guty man,
with cash as the basis of his character. He supposes,
apparently, that to help Grant by a diversion
Will have the effect to pass all Southern claims.
Other Kentuckians here say that if Duncan had
enough Bense to appreciate the force of the Greeley
movement he would be against Grant. Mr.
Van Allen, of Oswego, the great starch city, is a
kindly and handsome fellow. The strong poiut o
all the anti-Grecley men is. that thoy are very
handsome. Duncan Is beautiful; Van Allen is magnificent.
Last Sunday afternoon Van Allen stood
tunlty he lias had for years to express himself (
against Greeley. lie used the term black republl- J
can, with the 1
and every time he said black ho looked around for (
applause. Applause not being forthcoming he re.
peated the term with still greater emphasis, but J
Buch is the confusion of modern politics that nobody <
Boemed to know the exciting difference betw een a i
black repnbllcan and while republican. In the J
Pennsylvania delegation there Is a large minority <
(one-third) against Greeley, making frantic efl'orts {
to break his nomination, on the pretence that the j
voters of that State require to be conciliated. Mr. t
Oetz, of Readlug, capital of the Bqrks district,
Says'that the local politics ol Pennsylvania 9? {
aatly more consequence than the politics of the ;
United States, and therefore that the election of ?
Buckalew should hi 6f M6M Meet fMtt Greek's t
Mectlofl, 6ctz, like many Penuaylvaniuns, is in I
Of the ? '-.*2^ j
who are opposed to Greeley. It Is very apparent <
. tliat no State in the Union has less consideration ,
than the Keystone State, and Fcnnsylvanlans are lu J
great individual mental distress over the discovery {
that they are of no consequence, two-thirds of the *
Tennsylvaiilans wishing to escape the proposition 1
that tht-y are merely creatures or their voting clan* ]
and favorable to Greeley's nomination. A gentle- |
man of that State said to me to-day[ i
"We would rather be out of Pennsylvania for
ronr years than to be powerful In It, under existing ; <
political conditions. We have no conception in '
our State of the progressive sense of Southeru and I j
Western democrats. They have more suggestions ' <
to make every minute than we can make in a j j
year, ami we are tired of the miserable domination i
of our supposititious Bourbons. | !
THE oftto DELflflATlOK, | j
forty two strong, came to Baltimore without nnv \ ,
hesitation ol any description and in no sense hero- j 1
worshipper*. The youngsters have carried wlmt j
re now called the oldsters, and it is a Grange mat- I J
ter that out of the now Greeley movement the |
word youngsters lias become a recognized term in !
the political vocabulary. Talking among the Ohio j
men, the notion becomes paramount that Vallandlgham,
of Dayton, is the
Tho Ohio men claim though, some snld, that Val
was mean, selfish aud pernicious; yet on the whole
lie was the boldest spirit ever seeu in Ohio politics, i
and that had he lived to-day the State of Ohio
would have been tho loremost ol all the Commonwealths
In the liberal movement, because he held I
out as long as there was honor in holding out, and
atepped to the front as soon as honor wus to be won j
by the liberal movement. ,
Tho niwttanti fellows of Ohio who are now op.
posing Mr. (Ireeley because they did not name him '
at the Cincinnati Convention aro snubbed by both J
the democratic and republican partks. The Ohio J
folks now at Baltimore are not, like the Pennsyl- ,
wanians, Mlssourlans or New JersoyatiB, opposed |
to the unequivocal nomination of Mr. flrealey. The i
great philosopher of Cliappaqna will
for tluo candidacy. All proposltione of a contrary
jiort hrtvo been hailed with ridicule.
When a man comes to a National Convention >
aitpposlng that he is of some consequence he g?-n- ?
cr&lly finds a good chance to lose all nil conseqnen- '
tiaf convictions. Not one of t.ho leading positions In J
the government of the democratic party is yet J
awarutfU. It might be cbeeilng to it good many of ?i
I I. a * . ...
>ur mend* to. ^now that almost every man of prelonderatlng
business Influence Is in some manner
in humble attendant upon the Baltimore Conveuion.
Thlv shows that
ratmcs and business am identical
ermnv GoTeruor Hoffman was to have gone from
Riant night, unwilling to have both himself and
lan 0. Beach absent from Albany during the dom<
nation of the republican Legislature. Beach was
lot disposed to go home, and Hoffman, therefore,
lad proposed to leave in his place, in a ramble
hroutfh the Pennsylvania delegation last night 1
round them
on rnK stool op vacillation.
One of the shrewdest and best looking mep ir
this delegation Is Henry Smith, of Lancaster, in
Dutch Pennsylvania. Hmith says that he is in favoi
if auybody being nominated, and looks in distrust
to the Missouri delegation to get some comfort. The
Mlssonrlans clulm that they have accomplished ali
their purposes by the non-nominating policy. The
Southern delegations are listening to all the point*
made by the Northerners, and It Is very clear thai
they have the best heada politically in this gather
lug. The Ukkali) correspondent solicited an Inter
view with Mr. W. F. Coolbaugli, of Chicago, tlilf
aio.nlng. More than two huuared votes had al
ready been promised to support Mr. Cooibaugh foi
the permanent chairmanship of the Convention, oi
which more than three-fourths were from the
iiiutu. rcw ui wisj Kt'uuciucu nuu pivuimcn
their alii ia his behalf know of his record; but It wat
understood that he represented the moneyed inter
?sts of the Northwest, and that to nominate some
other person who hud less vested rights would
make opposition among bankers and capitalists,
Mr. Coolbaugh listened to the Herald correspond
ent with dignity uud good humor aud said em
pimtlcally that he had
no desi uk to fill ant leading place
In the general councils of the party, but, on the
contrary, would take it as a matter of friendship
If his admirers would use no further means undei
the shadow of his name. Mr. Coolbaugh is a broadshouldered,
square set, smallish man, with muct
modesty of demeanor. He said that he had beet
against Mr. Greeley's nomination for sometime,
but would now give it the heartiest support; but ik
had no desire to figure as a great spirit in the contest
and would rather have
m'clern and or m'cormick,
or some other Northwestern man in the place
which his friends were soliciting for himself. The
whole tight In the Illinois delegation is now be
tweeu Augustus Scliell, of New iork, and McCor
mlck?the reaper man?for permanent Chair
man. The Mary landers have urged Philip Frank
Thomas for temporary Chairman, with such goo<
effect that hs will probably get the place unless h<
desires to be quiet at the present time. I had f
loug talk this morning with John A. McClernond
who will
pkobably be t1ik permanent chairman
of the Convention. He is a small man, with a big nose
hawkish physiognomy and vitreous kind of eye am
a good deal of compact, close and grave persona
management, lie could not be entrapped into ani
DOHition which Hflmitteri of doubt, mid roCliMcd t<
kiiv a word against McCovniick or Coolbaugh, or an:
other contemporary man from the Northwest. Mr
McClernand claims not to have been an opponent o
General Grunt; but asserts that Grant made a pergonal
selection of himself as a military rival, an*
exhausted all moan arts to do him (McClernand)
injury. He does not appear to be anxious to till
uny great portion In the Convention, but Is verj
uain.'st lor Mr. Greeley and has the entire support
of the Illinois delegation, Including both Coolbaugli
and McCormlck. Mr. McCormlck, who Is said to be
woi tli $10.000,ix>0, is eui nest for Mr. Greeley, wht
was one of the first editors in this country to
Mr. McCormlck Is very enthusiastic in the Greelej
movement. General McClernand said that to hie
personal knowledge the administration had raised
Hinds among the Illinois office-holders for the pur
pose of making a bolters' nomination at Baltimore.
Be offered, whenever the Herald correspondent
Had leisure, to give the names of the persons who
tiad resolved to contribute to this campaign fund.
Ho said that, he favored a straight nomination and
ito possum policy. Mr. Coolbaugh said that he had
?een persistently against Greeley's nomination from
(he outstart, but that he was
tor his endorsement;but between the two positions
lie had taken ho was not anxious to fill the permanent
chairmanship. The Pennsylvania delegation
is altogether divided, the majority favoring a
firect nomination of Greeley, whllo the remainder
Maliu that to nominate Horace would risk the sue:ess
of their ticket in many Congressional districts.
Many delegates say that Pennsylvania is
ind cares nothing about Greeley's election, but
would like to use the democratic party throughout
ilie couutry for the sake of the local and Congressional
contest. Mr. Ilelmont is here, accompanied
ay a servant, stopping at the Mount Vernon Hotel,
i private residence tprped into a hostelrle. He
3lnJms to he as earnest for Mr. Greeley as any man
in the Convention. Mr. Milton H. Northrop, pj
Vork State, has drawn up a resolution compliulelitlne
Mr. Belmont for his lalthful services at the head
of the National Committee.
' ~8ACN1>EK8' SHOT.
At the regular Republican Convention held In
ttilH city In April last one of the most Intelligent
und conspicuous colored men of the city was
clioscn as an elector upon the Grant ticket for the
Fourth Congressional district. To-day he wrote the
following letter to the chairman of the Baltimore
city delegation, declining to serve npon the ticket,
and declaring tor Qreeley and Brown
Baltimore, Jnly 8,1872.
Hon. Ilrwinr Ptocmbridoe, Chairman Baltimore City Delegation
to lata Republican Convention:?
bin?l'lease accept tor yourself and colleagues from the
Fourth Congressional district to late Convention of April
14, 1372, my grateful thanks fur the conspicuous honoi
conferred ny placing my name on the Grant electoral
ticket, anil the assurance of my kindly appreciation
of this and oilier marks of confidence
luring my participation in the politics of my native
State. A profound sense of duty to my race ana the demands
of an unselfish patriotism superior to mere partisan
requirements compel nie to decline the honor and sever
iny connection with the Grant ring of the republican
party. 1 entertain the hope that at no distant day
coiorcd men, as American citizens will rise superior to
the apparent selfishness of their past political action,
which lias too often been characterized by
mid that they will fully cnmprchcud the sacredness ol
Liu- ballot and the higher duty of citizenship. It is but
iiaturalth.it In the past colored voters should have been
consolidated within the ranks of that party through whose
instrumentality their righta were In part sccured, particularly
when the party was itself a unit and the rights ol
the colored citizen made a political issue; but now, when
some of the best men and brightest spirits of that party
lecllne to act with it and Join with other citizens ill
the torniation of a newer and better party with more
ndvanecd and more practical ideas, within whose ranks
the rights ol all men are assured, it is an open-question
whether the liberal republican party is not. alter all, the
true republican party of the country. Now that all men
jf whatever creed or political opinion accept the situation,
recognize the rights of all men and uuarautec their
malntenaace, it Is but fair to suppose that the time is
re.illy come to permit the dead past to bury lt? dead, and
lor all voters to come up to that comprehensive platform
ivhicb, while recognizing the equity of equal rights,
to the whole country. In the coming Presidential cam[>aign
It is of the last Importance that colored men cast
i(T the fetters of political vassalage, Ignore the tyranny of
i false and vicious party discipline, and, like all oilier
mm, exercise their political franchise according to the
lictates of an enlightened and untrammelled Judgment.
Even were It possible for uie to remain on your ticket. I
'oiild not approve and abut the bitter and coninued
factional warfare for which the
irunt party in Maryland I3 remarkable, and
which is a dominant characteristic of that party
11 every State in the Union. Neither would I, on any
lotiklderquon, lend myself to the bfisely untjiaHlul task
>f vilHiving and hounding liie-Joiig friends 01 iiuinan no rty
and ot equal right#, who, by Uidr labors and sacrllie
i>rlvileges ot American vltizcuship. I have read careUlly
that elaborate
>fthe Philadelphia plutfojm,and hep to suggest that if after
llorc tli"". e'.oVeh years' 01 supremacy, and nearly lour
deal's t>i u'oMi'iuie COHtTftl or every uiDiltSijui Of 'no
[overnmcnt, It Is deemed wise to be so pi'oUflc in platorm
deelaraiiou, it is Just possible that four Kfjf?' !V"JjT^F
ease of prfwer will lie inadequate to the rull pcriorniAnce
if the stupendous task marked out for the party at l'hllitlelphla.
fhat complete and exact equality I11 the enjoy lent
of all civil, political and public rights, without discrimination
on account ot race, crced, color or
irevious condition of servitude, of which the Philadelphia
convention gives assurance is 110 doubt Intended at a
lalin for th?* colored voters of the country, and is supinsert
to ha'-e great healing Influence, though a rcpuDican
Congress, In utter contempt of this ana other pronines
made at Philadelphia, adjourns and makes no sign.
It this Convention was the concentrated voice of the republican
party speaking authoritatively tor President,
'ongrets and people It Is Incomprehensible why some of
theae platform sentiments were not at once
I do not question the wisdom of tills eminently capahle
uirt respectable body, nor do 1 doubt the sincerity of these
leclarations, but I caunot lose sight of the fact that it is
perilous in the extreme to entrust these vital measures to
ither and future Congresses which may not. In the eternal
fitness of tilings, be in consonance wltn uie Philadelphia
Convention. I dissent, also, ttom the doctrine enunciated
bat the cmorMueut of the appropriate leulsn'io|l
Uiadq hy the regent amendment to the
national Constitution eati billy no trusted to the
riri'iit administration If the tenure of American
ltl?enshlp depends upon the success of any political
|iartv, and la necessarily Jeopardized upon the periodical
return of each na'iolial political contest, then that
[ \alted right Is ntore honorary thun honorable, and
Instead ot being an ob oet ofju-t patriotic pride would be
when secured. Ot course I differ widely from these
absurd premises, so antagonistic to the genius ot our intulutioiis,
and hold tnat the exercise oi the rights aud
Lite employment of tho privllcues of citizenship t?y tho
unloreti of the country depend*, not upon
the success ot * political uary. which l? oftener
Iraetlonal or sectional than national, but upon the
better rwittment, broad charity and advanced civillza
lion ottlie American people as a nation. In the light ol
the limited intelligence I am enabled to bring to bear
upon the issues now before the people of the country 1
mil constrained to sec in the Philadelphia platlnrni a eon
fewion of weakness. It any political party, alter three
successive term* of the administration of governmental
power, h.?s need of such prolusion ot promise, evidently
tor the purpose of securing votes to perpcluatu ite existmce,
It Is wltiiln the pale of possibility that
tiik oolntkv w1li. situvivk its dkffat,
and ge forward to the accomplishment of its high destiny
without the official guardianship of such a party. I am
pur-uaded that the <' i ticin nut I platform doc* not dlfl'er
very widely in declaration ot principles Irom the Philadelphia
In-trument, and that all voters, of whatever poInn
al iipinloii, can stand upou it without sacrifice ol principle
sitcobt tftf I.ISrHAI. UKTrltlfAN hohinffs
without stultitlcatlon, and I consider the endorsement ol
these candidates by other other thun the Oliiciunati Con
reuttoii as additional evidence of their acceptability to
the American people. I bellevo It to be the duty as well
is the right of every American citizen to exercise his
political prerogative freely and tearlo**!} , and on occasion
jive full expression to his sentiments, while carefully rejecting
the same duty and rl|<ht in all other men, and
hat, In a government like our*, all effort to coutrol the
political action 01 th? citizen by color, caste or sectional
>rcJu<Uoe for Individual, (actional or partisan aggrandizeuent,
If successful to any cutout and thruug'i anr conilderable
pi i list of time, will Inevitably t*nd toward iho
ubvcrslon ot the very objects for which co-operative or
publican governments are formed. In the p< rfornnnoe
il this duty as a citizen and in the exercise of this uii
loubti d right I (hull. In my humble sphere, advocate the
Mltcrailoii of old party lines and tho sustenance of a new
arty, ?v composed *g lo Kite promise of succcsaiully
mattering th? problems of the present and future, under nee
the leadership ol that cat
Horace Ureeley, whone record and whole life are a suf- ,?
flclent guarantee that (lie rights ol all men will t>? pro- . 1
IcrivJ under IiIh administration. I am not unmindful of 18 1
1 the otter liiilgulticauue of my effort in this direction. wil
neither do 1 imagine for one inomeutthat in v opinions will par
SflTect the general results nevertheless I .hall endeavor
? perform my whole duty, and shall accept cheerfully all
the couseuuenee*. Verv respeettully, Ifl
W. U. SAUNDKK8, ah St. Mary's street ***
t-'oon after tt was known that Sauulers had written
the above letter he was waited upon by a nnm
ber of prominent democrats, and In this evening |
I enjoying the hospitality or several of the State (le P I Tt
i egatlons. Saunders, besides being one of the ablest
\ { colored men lu the country, is one of the finest
, looking, and In said to be a very effective speaker.
; | His services will, no doubt, be secured an an orator
' | among the colored brethren Sonth.
The day was spent by the different delegations In
' the transaction of the necessary routine business Ho
Incident to an occasion of this kind, but there _
being in reality no question as to the nominations, J?
The only things to be done are to make the Na1
tioual Democratic Committee, the officers 01 the
; Convention aud the three committees, and afterwards
the platlorin and the nomination. The mem'
hers of tho National Committee are alread v selected
J by the different delegations, but New York
lias held the matter in abeyance. At the
' meeting of the delegation to-day the vacancies
were filled by the selection of Mr. Purcell, of
Rochester, and Mr. Warren, of Buffalo, as the
1 extra delegates at large, and of Mr. James Brooks,
Mr. Eicholf and General Slocum to All the places or
the absentees. Mr. Delos De Wolf was made the .
member of the Committee on Permanent organlza- A
tion, and Mr. William Casaldy on Resolutions. The lan
temporary Chairmanship of the Convention was jB
settled this morning by the Executive Committee,
by the selection of rea
of Virginia, a grandson of Thomas Jefferson and a C|t<
blood relative of John Randolph. He is a very old . *
man, being nearly eighty years of age, but is still 111 '
in the possesion of all his faculties unimpaired, wic
and he will no doubt Ih> a most competent presiding Btr,
officer, as well as ftirulshing considerable draniHllc .
effect to the position. He is over six feet in height. V1C
of strong, robust irame; the perfect type of an olu stai
Virginia gentleman. He was the 0f,
and was left his executor aud given the control of all uaD
his public and private Dapers, and lie has published acc
?mii(;o nr. <ieaeiBou h ucaui, over nit) own name, ma
[ four volumes of his works. Ho retries some tea
' miles from Charlottesville, In Albemarle couuty,
1 Virginia, In one of the lovelist spots Ip the Aibe- 11
1 marie Valley, and. although straitened in clrcum- me
> stances still lives in one of the llnest country resldeuces
in that rich valley, anu possesses one of the ,ro
finest places in Virginia. He lias been much the
; In Htate political lile, but bus never accepted Ti.j
J any position out of Htate politics. Hois a man of
? bright Intellect, and loves the quiet retirement of *>al
his home more than the strong ticld of public life, cit1
i and it was with great reluctance that he consented wa"
' to come here and serve in the position to which he
f has been chosen. The question as to con
1 la more unsettled now than it has been considered hn,
1 at any time since delegations begau to arrive. The
trouble has been to tlnd a mmi that would
' be acceptable, both on account of his rec- Mo
ord as a democrat and his prominence and . ..
standing before the country. General McClcrnand
[ was bv far the favorite in the beginning, but his
period of republicanism, if it has not destroyed his n
' claims, at least made them doubtful. Otbor names ?v
were mentioned, but. none of the persons named
were able to develop sufficient strength to Us
snow any certainty of being elected. It adv
was believed Mr. H. J. Jewett, of Ohio, would ?t
1 prove generally acceptable, but on inquiry it was
found he had not arrived, and is not likely to atteud Flai
the Convention. This evening it was announced the
I tUat caul
of Indiana, would be here in the morning. Immodi- the
ately there was a strong feeling in favor of making o'cl
1 him the President of the Convention. There is a , .
1 big difficulty in the way, owing to the fact that he J
is not a delegate. This is not an Insurmountable ball
obstacle if the feeling which has sprung up in his me,
1 favor asserts itself in a positive form. Mr. lieu- f
drieks' own feeliugs will have much to do with this a8U
matter, and the chances are decidedly in favor lnsl
of Ills yielding to what seems to be the pec
general wish. If ho should not be *
the permanent chairman the contest ner
will bo very warm between General McClernand ver;
and ex-Senator Doolittle. The Illinois delegation con:
Heieciuu niu luriiier uu? muniing as uiuir I'ttum- <tf.
tittle, ami will press him vigorously against Doo- 11,1
little. With Hendricks out of the Convention and ovc
out of the way, the chances are strongly in McUer- cotr
naml'a favor, but the result la by no means certain, .
though at a late hour to-night everybody is uue
talking Hendricks most vigorously. Early the
this morning considerable feeling was mani- rr0I
fesV?4 l>y the different delegations ypon
: the question 01 .?Jl'.lpr'?(UJQ?nt __or direct
1 nomination, and it was at the tim6 feared fhat con- T1
siderable difficulty would soon grow out of this ca?
question. The Missouri delegation, which headed
L the faction asking endorsement and not nomlca- a re
; tion, seemed a little violent in their demands, and noo
1 were supposed to represent the wishes of the ,.v.?
1 Blairs, if not of Gratz Brown. They
held A meeting BAHLY 11
' and entered into a long discussion of the subject, of J
' aud had with them several prominent gentlemen Fin,
of other delegations, upon whose suggestions ,
a committee of three wuh tlnally appointed from 11111
this delegation, consisting of Colonel Hrodhead (to kno
. whom Frank Ulalr wrote nls famous letter In 1868), _,
l Mr. Hyde, of the Missouri Republican. and Colonel can
Vest, to confer with a similar oommlttee from other *
I delegations as to the best manner In which Mr. rcT)|
Greeley could be brought before the Convention.
This meeting was held, and although strenu- a D
ous opposition to a direct nomination was
made uy the Missouri delegation, aa well una
as by a part of the Pennsylvania delegation and
one or two from the West, California, and less than ju
half a dozen scattering from other delegations, it an(1
was decided that a direct and unequivocal nomlna- can
tion of Mr. Greeley was Coil
F For a time it was believed that thla action of the
Committeo of Conference might cause some little
disturbance ln<he Convention, but later in the day ?m
it became apparent that the noisy element *.> ,
' had been stopped by the whippers in,
and that thero would be no opposition pi
to the direct nomination of Cincinnati rei..
nominees. The Pennsylvania delegation is, with r0..
the exception of that irom Delaware, perhaps the \?r
only delegation In the Convention from which any aH',
opposition to Mr. Greeley's nomination will be l)n,.|
expected. In their meeting to-day there has been F Sl
considerable loud talklug, and ro'tu
who leads the opposition to Mr. Greeley, declares Ml
that his side of tue question must have a show, 0/
and although he would support Mr. (ireeley if ff0t
nominated, he was opposed to his nomlnation,
and declared for a straight-out | narl
democratic candidate, naming, as his preference, an(i
either Hancock or Judge Thomson, in the Indiana Htr0
delegation there was great unanimity and no dis- aH ?
cord whatever. Mr. Mblack was coniinued as the sta,
delegate for that State upon the National Kxecu- ?
tive Committed, and his name has been mentioned ,ln(.
for the chairmanship of that body. A resolution t.
was Introduced instructing the chairman of .Iavi
the delegation to present a resolu- t(l0
tion to the Convention declaring it the aI1 a
policy of the democratic party to make ,
Mr uroAlCT Cincinnati platform their nom- ext(
I nee and platiCr#. In l?e?rly every other dcloga- 8oni
tlou which had a meeflug tlilrfSen.'ment was found 8yiv
to be uulversally approved of, aud It he con- luj?
sidered a settled Question that Mr. Greeley Win 5? Tl
either the unequivocal nominee of the National .i.^a
Democratic Convention to-morrow or In nowise
their representative. In the Ohio delegation there
wttf euuel Ufl m tno Indtm delefta- st
{u>U. s.r. *0mi I). Thomson, the present member , 'w
of uie Natlouul Executive Committee, was continued llc c
and a general feeling for a straight-out nomination flnal
of Mr. (Ircelev largely prevailed. In the Illinois del- w
egatlon General J. A. McClernand waa made their t00L
cnairman, and that delegation voted unanimously
and recommended hlra to the Convention for the
position of permanent President. This delegation v j,
also declared for a straight-out nomination. TUc w?,,.
Kentucky delegation was also n.:tl
for Mr. Greeley, but names no member for the Na- I)0iD
tional Committee. The West Virginia delegation
found two among Its number who were opposed to 1 ?tr
his nomination but favored his endorsement, but for"
the delegation will vote as a unit lor Mr. Greeley. in
Colonel John Blair IJoge, of Malmesbury, one of the new
ablest lawyers and rising young men of the state,
was mentioned as tiielr representative on the Na
I tional Executive Committee. Mr. Alverton Cupou * f,
! was alfco <leslgnate(i as the Vice President rrotu
that State. The Virginia delegation had Its
! meeting to day and declared emphatically for an
unequivocal endorsement of the Cincinnati pi*',. ...
i form and nominees. They did not name man
I lor the various positions in the Convention but V,,.,'
i will do so to-moriow mornjsg, otfier delegations : ,' !
; from the Soutji Were Cqunliy as emphatic In their 1
declaration liij that of Virginia, except that from ,
l AJabawm la which 'fJ
The delegations from ;ne Eastern States were al=o , (1
i for a straight-out nomination, and so Instructed
their chairman. The little delegation trom Uela- | jj
I ware held a meeting this evening and proposes to
I try and stem the tide, and its members will to-morrow
vote and speaic In favor of a straight-out demo- BeV(
cratlc nomination, Senator Itayard leading In the Hon
fight against Mr. Oreeley. It Is also stated that ore- t H,,n
| (jroTi Is divided upon the question of nomination, j rne,
i lie qurnuun ui u pmiiunu iiub uuoii tuum<?;ini'ij
discussed, but It Is believed the Cincinnati platform B
will be adopted without modification. 0
? the
Washington, July 8, 1872.
The government employes In the departments are tf,H
' manifesting unusual Interest In the Baltimore Con- Trie
i vention, and to a largo number nothing short of the
result of the November election In fAvor of Uraut uel
I will quiet their fears of being turned out of office, cut
, "If Oreoley Is nominated do you think he will bo
i elected t" Is the question which the earnest advo- tj,*,,
j catea of civil service reform are unablo to answer, rlgl
! The city Is deserted. No less thau two thousand ,
excursion tickets have becu sold over the Washing- I
ton branch of tklMUMIf and Ohio Hnllroad. Tho Ii
trains from th? .South como tilled with zealous ad- we
voeates of anything to beat Grant. No one maul- Ho
feau? tUo aljghtoat Interest lu wlic i'liilaUelplUu uvuil- sp?
ULT 9, 1872?TRIPLE
B, u hr u ontward demonstration can tndl
e, and In the whole District there are not uior
n three campaign flags unfurled.
be main interest of the Congressional Commltte
low centred on North Carolina, and every effor
1 t>e made to carry the State for the republlca
ty In August.
ie Anti-Greeley Gathering a1
the Maryland Institute.
w the Meeting Waa Called and How Han;
Responded?Seventy-eight Men There, the
Bolters Included ? South Carolina in
Dramatic Greeting to the Keyatone
State?Horace Greeley Arraigned
and Indicted Before the South?
A Southern Sketch of
His Publio Career.
RiiTiiinnn Jnlv ft iflTO.
iway down East Baltimore street is the Mar;
d Institute building. Half way up the first stor
a marble Inscription showing the* altltud
.ched by the great Jones' Fulls flood, which
r years since Inundated the lower portion of th
f. Baltimoreans claim that It is the clearest ha
this country. It is as broad as Pearl street i
ith, and as deep as from Broadway to Merce
set in length. There are no pillars in it, and th
w from the Baltimore street entrance when th
lie Is removed is one vust auditorium, cupabl
iccommodating many thousand people. Ovei
[Ring galleries surround it, which are capable c
ommodattng one-tlilrd as mauy auditors as tb
In floor.
t was In this hall that the Convention of 1RG
t which nominated John O. Breckinridge, an
m which the Douglas bolters left to nomlnat
i Little Giant at the Front Street Theatre near bj
s hall, in fact, is the political historic spot 1
Itimore. The Know Notuing Conventions of th
f and the adjacent country were held within it
lis. The buildings of the ilrst hook and laddc
npany of the olu volunteer tire organization ar
hiu half a block of it. The contiguous street
'e been the scenes of many bloody encounter
Ich will live forever In the local history of tin
numental City. Innumerable State, county am
nlclpal conventions have been convoked therein
lut the first and grandest national farce tha
r occurred to disgrace this historic spot reachei
culmination to-day. The anti-Greelevites hai
ertised their Intention to meet at the Infttitut
noon. Blanton Duncan, of Kentucky; Judg<
uders, of New York, and Delegate Van Allen, o
latter State, were the prime moverH of the oc
Ion. There was no lack of previous notice, bu
expected crowd was not forthcoming. At tei
ock Judge Sherwoood, of Connecticut, wit I
ge Flanders and several others, Inspected tin
[ and made the necessary arrangements for tin
itlng at noon. They were even thei
jnlshed to find that very few outsiders oi
ders gave evidence of sympathy with the pros
live bolt. Judge Sherwood, particularly, wai
vouh about the prospects of the undertaking and
y anxious to explain that the movement ha<
imenced too late. "The truth Is," said he
at this Oreeley movement has swamped 01
rflowed the masses of our party, but if we ha(
imenced soon enough we could have swayed tin
!. It Is too late now, however, and we must d(
best we can in an lmmble way t9 save the partj
a destruction." - J'
7 1 'i "" - "#? ggA jBT MTflBtr." * ...
le hours and halMiours sped and still no one
te to give encouragement. At half-past elevet
w journalists strolled In, and at twelve o'clocl
>n, when the Convention should have met
ut thirty of that prolesslon were present.
1 a few moments afterwards, however, Duncan
Kentucky, appeared, in company with Judgi
rulers, Delegate Van Allen and Mr. Lcdlcy, o
ids. Duncan knows everybody and every bod;
iws Lnncan. Consequently he was the centre o
'action for the moment. Everybody asked Dun
why the Convention did not assemble.
ftor consultation with Judge Flanders Duncai
lied, saying that "the present, occasion was in
Jed merely for private consultation, and not a>
ublic demonstration." Judge Flanders added
; "the advertisement calling a conventlou was
cottntino the nkaph.
i the meantime Van Allen bad counted noses,
found only eight bolters present, of which Dunwas
the only legitimate delegate to the regular
vention. Alter further delay Van Allen called
assemblage to order, und nominated Judge
iders as chairman.
b this Juncture there were forty Journalists
<ent, eight bolters, and about thirty citizen!
laltlmorc, who had dropped in casually.
hear the c1iaik.
anders made a speech, upon taking the Chair
parsing the iniquities, from a Bourbon stand
it, of the present administration, and decrying
(ireeley not only as "the enemy of his race, but
the enemy in particular of the democratic
lbsequently Judge Sherwood was elected Sec
ry, and had either the good sense or discretion
to make a speech.
eanwhile a person who rejoiced in the name
Edward F. Stokes, from South t aroiina,
the noor, and harangued the assemblage lor
e time on tho duty of the democratic
y to preserve the constitution unimpaired
the certainty that Horace (Ireeley would dey
it." He is described by those who know him
half-crazed person who trav< Is through his
:e in a wagon beating a base drum, over which
loats the Star-Spangled Banner and another
, which he has himself Invented, to represent
principles of the democratic party. His friends
a on several occasions tried to capture him for
purpose of confining his rhetorical carcase in
isvlum and have failed. As lie nroarressed with
speech he grew warm jm<l dramatic to such an
;nt that turning around lie approached Mr.
les M. Sweeney, an old gentleman from Pennania,
and forced upon liiin nis hand, cxclalm".South
Carolina thus greets Pennsylvania."
le outsiders enjoyed this exhibition more than
it ;!!jrvt|jr ^qtefested, and the cnalrman, Judge
itJcrs, grew netYV!!^ WW'^Jhc infliction.
>'C> . ?
okes' remarks elicited such rounds of apl>lause.
ever, irom the Irreverent crowd present that
outiuued, and It was with diflleulty that he wan
lly choked oil".
hen lie had resumed his seat Ulan ton Duncan
; the floor, with a resolution for tins appointit
of a committee of ten to prepare a plan of
nauent organisation. ?>
was an unfortunate and unguarded rpoipent
n Duncan chose ten as the number 01 his coiii;e?,
for tliere Only clglit bolters present,
erthelcss Duncan made a speech very brief and
itedly appropriate to the occasion, which
ck the keynote of Southern opposition to
Greeley, lie not only arraigned Ureeley
his abolition record and opposition to the
ocrallc party, but quoted from his Tribune
simper editorials to show that lie had sustained
praised General Hutlcr's famous order so. 28,
ed at Orleans, which Is ktenerully known
lie "woman order, and in which Southern woi
that might have Insulted luion soldiers are
srlbedas "prostlti|te3>"l .< a
hit: a hit!
in Baltlmnrcans and others present who op><l
Greeley's nomination greeted ihls portion uf
can's speech with demonstrations of astond
approval. The resolution to appoint a cornice
ol ten was adopted, and, pending the fran ffort
ot Van Allen to And ten men among the
it delegates present who were willing to serve
reon, Juduo Scdley, of Illinois, was called upon
II up the time.
PKIWONAt, experience.
e soon developed the fact that he had been dlsoinleti
In Ids ambition to serve as a delegate tn
i-fcniltir Convention, ami subsecittentlv related
tui anecdotes about his Immediate and petal
connection with Stephen A.Douglas, wlitcf
red tu aihi importance to ttis presence. Tin
ting, or convention, then adjoarned to meet
in tomorrow, or at tlie call of the Chairman.
at wom am) ac'iive ovrsldb.
pponents to Mr. Greeley's nomination have beer
10 means idle. Although their work hM beei
ie In a desultory and Ineirectlve way, they have
n very active, although not very bold, in urglrij
Ir claims In every quarter. They tlnd, however
t the programme of this Convention has beei
re thoroughly Axed In advance of its meeting
n was that of tho Philadelphia Convention
re were at Philadelphia many questions o
ie regarding the platform and an earnes
iggle over the nomination for Vice President
rein Baltimore, however, everything has beei
and dried beforehand, even to the dry am
oretlc nlauks of the platform.
adge Klandeis, expressing Ills opinion regarrtlni
i point, says:?"we ought to nave commence*
lit after the Cincinnati Convention. Other
we should have been here on the Fourth c
vastly pfzzi.kd.
11 fact, the bolters are at sea regarding past a
II as future policy In opposition to Mr. Oreelej
w nnirh strength they represent Is a matter <
cuiafiua. They claliii to exert a meal mtlueuc
I- at their homes, bn? are derided by their opponent!)
e an irresponsible and unrepresentative) people.
e If they were united on any definite policy they
t might perhaps accomplish some serious result, but
n , they are divided within themselves.
I some of them advocate the nomination of Charles
1 Sumner for President and Judge Groesbeck for
t Vice President. With this object in view they have
) i caused to be printed a number of slips, which have
been distributed freely about town, of the letter
i signed "Jetrersonlnn Democrat," and printed
I onglually in the Springfield Rrpuhlicttn of Juuu 18.
t i Another circular has also been distributed,
! signed "Uourbon Democrat," which rehearses
I (iieeloy's life as follows:?
For thirty five years Mr. Greeley has hecn the bitterest
! and most uncompromising enciuj uiul opponent of the
. democratic party, ami. through the power of tlie Tr fount
I newspaper, nas'stricken Mow alter blow Hfluinxt our
f principles, and every cherished Institution of the south,
which have assisted more than any other agency to bring
' about the defeats of our party for the iusi twelve year*.
The English language possessed no vile enlthet, no scurrilous
num , that Mr. Greeley lia-< not applied to us and onr
i toruier leaders, nor has common decency controlled his
pen when writing ol the h(gh born and virtuous
; women of the Mouth, our own mothers, daiiKhters, sisters
and wives. The face ol any Southern delegate who could
| honor Mr. Oreeley with his vote should tingle with shame
! when he returns to his lamlty and informs tlieni that he
: has nominated their tradncer and vilitler lor the highest
I office within the gift of the people. Willi impunity unci
indignity hud h? assailed iIh in our most vulnerable
1 pointH; ha* perverted our bent motives una
intentions; has paraded them before the
j public, attributing dishonorable Intent ions to
1 the purest motives of our widest and in ok I patriotic le.nlj
ere. Five yearn ago he commenced his shrewu, foxy and
crafty candidacy by a species of unmitigated ueuugogery
in journeyinK to Hiclimond and offering hiniM-lt
y on the bail bond of Jefferson Davu. Tlijs act Ih Iii llveiy
contrast with the expression of hlsownpcn as appeared
? in the Tribune November 20, I8ti0, which read ax lollows,
a vii."Wlien the rebellious traitors are overwhelmed in
\ the ttcld, and scattered like leaven before mi angrv wind,
6 it must not be to return to peaoetul and contented
ii I homes; they mu-t tlnd poverty at their firesides and
! bee privation in the anxious eye* of mother* and the rags
U 1 of children."* He might have added that all the maimed
heroes, though conquered, must look from their reuiaiur
| lug leg or arm upon the sad picture of their family tlre6
| slues made desolate more by Horace (Ireeley than any
I other one man in the whole country; and now he comes
e among us who lias spent all the energies of hh> whole life
p ' against us, In the language of the New York Wnrhl of llio
| nth of last month, and asks that we adopt him us our
partychicf. His nomination would be a complete abandon
.r ment of principle, a surrender of party organization
! which could never be resuscitated. What nave the deuioe
| cratic party to hope for in the event of Oreeley'a nomiuaI
tlon and clectionrlfit is thought by any that the patronage
of such an administration woyld tie divided with the democratic
party, let tliem be undeceived. His first duty
I would he to call around him In a Cabinet those who ffrst
u i gave him prominence at Oincinattl, and none would be
,1 i appointed to office who had not in past years been in
1 sympathy wiili the tone and sentiment of the I'.Hume
e 1 newspaper. Moreover, the great Tribuitt has existed,
. | been kept alive, has nourished in the North and \Ve*t by
| the influence of the republican party. Iti-natural to
n suppose t'lut an establishment, In which there Is half a
i million of dollars invested, whose owner has had a llfeL
long pride in Its very llle, existence and prosperity, woul 1
y forsake the creed of so long u time mid be permitted to die
lor the want of patronage, which it would lose it Mr.
T : (ireeley should select office-holders from the democratic
? 1 party. What John Tyler was to the whig party so would
! Drecley be to the democratic party. As Andrew JoIiihou
H ' served the ropitidlcuu party so would (ireeley serve the
I democratic pany, should lie lie elected. It to claimed thai I
s (Ireeley can carry New York and Pennsylvania, and no
3 democrat can.
During all his editorial life he has constantly been
J wa,ing war uguin-<t leading Individ nils in both these
I States, anil many leading politicians are hoping that he
' may be nominated that they may revenge themselves
against him at the eh Ciion. what the democratic parly
t w ant is a straight out democrat lor each office from flit'
lercnt parts ol the country. The disaffected republicans
J would rally with us, atul a sure victory would be ours.
. Should this Convention nominate Mr. Greeley all true
B democrats will lie invited to remain here and make the
q preliminary arrangements for the nomination of democratic
candidates, and placing before the people a deino3
cratic platform, thai our party may be saved a disgraceful
f ' humiliation of compromising with a sorehead faction and
; taking one of them as our leader.
t | The most effective and most widoly circulated of
all these documents, however, was prepared liy
Judge Ledley, of Springfield. 111., who wtis the intl1
niiltn n.iiuon.il frlonil /.r I ml.... n/>??i.,o ??.| I
b wt'll known In Ills immediate section as a leadlug
, democratic iiollticlan. A number of signatures
j have already been obtained to tlie paper, some of
i which are of sufficient importance to attract national
The circular is as follows,?
We, the undersigned, having nn Abiding faith In the
Brlnciples of democracy as oxpoumlei by Jefferson and
udisouund maintained mid successfully carried out by
Monroe, Jackson und other eminent statemen and palriots,
troin the tlrst organization of the party In 1798down
to the year 18fl0, do most solemnly protect against the
treasonalde designs of a gang of office-seekers,
claiming to he democrat.", transferring us
like so many voting cuttle over to tho
support of a few disappointed sore-hend radicals. And
we do pledge ourselves that In uo event will wo vote for
the worst enemy of our time honored principles, the
notorious Horace (Jreeley. And we do further pledge ourselves
to vote lor a strulght democratic ticket, it we are
permitted to have that glorious opportunity.
jripy-i- r;-;- 'T*'
Greeley** Majority Over Grant?A Prelude
to the Railroad Car Canvami
July 8, 1872. )
The greatest anxiety prevails here among the
guests us to the action of the Baltimore Convention,
which meets to-morr6w. It is the chief subject of
| discussion, and Is canvassed in every possible
shape. As is usual, there is a large number of
I Southern politicians among the company, and not a
few from the North. The point upon which the
people seemed to bo excrclscd was the probable
eudorsment of the nomination of Greeley and
lirown, or whether an attempt would be made to
nominate a straight-out democratic ticket. The
latter proposition had but few supporters, but in
the afternoon the Presidential fever had reached
' such a pitch that it was resolved to take an informal
! ballot of the guests upon tlie subject. This scheme
i met with general lavor, as many believed It would
. rurnlab an Index 10 the national vote in November
next. All the .Southern States, from Texas to
Maryland, Including Arkansas and Missouri, are
represented, while a large number of visitors are
j : here from New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Ohio, 1111!
nois and Indiana. Besides the guests, there are 300
; male negro servants, all of whom are voters. None
' i were permitted to vote except those legally entitled
to that privilege. At eight r. M. the ballots
, I were counted by a committee with the following
I result:?White vote?Greeley and Brown. 3.'i3;
. Grant and Wilson, 2a; opposed to both, 37; Woodhull
and Douglass, ?; total white vote, 41U. Negro
vote?Greelev ami Brown, 40; Grant and Wilson,
24(?; total negro vote, 295. Recapitulation?Greeley
und lirown, 399; Grant and Wilson, 272; opposed to
both. 37: Woodhull and Douirlass. 3. The result of
| the vote created quite an enthusiasm among tlie I
| supporters ol the whlte-coatcd Philosopher.
?. ?
Mr. GreMey breakfasted with his only brother-inlaw,
John F. Cleveland, ot No. 12 Cottage place,
yesterday, after which tie took the Bleceker street
eaiH lor the Tribune oillcc. It was stockholders'
day at the Tribune, and the old gentleman, although
no longer ou the paper, holds to his stock in the
concern as the most precious material treasure he
possesses next to Ills family. He climbed the
j rickety Trilune stairs up to the fourth floor, and
safely navtifated the knotty and well-worn floor
Into Whltelaw Reld's room, where the stockholders'
meeting was held. This Is the second occasion only
on which Mr. Greeley has presented himself In the
editorial rooms since his nomination.*" The re!
porters In tl\v city department were somewhat 1
| astonished to see once again the old j
! familiar form. Some of them evinced ? ,
! desire to cheer him, but were restrained i
by their fellows, while others stnek their heads j
close to their desks In the evident fear that the j
"iloss" woidd think they were lazy. Tommy, the i
office boy, was apparently divided between his j
i instructions to admit no ono except those con- J
ncctcd with the paper to Mr. Hold's rooms, unless i
' they sent la their cards first, and his reverence for
j his former chief. He stood squarely in the path of ;
I the veteran and glared wonderlngly at him; but
' the resolute stride of the Presidential candidate j
| overawed Tommy, and he finally stepped out of the !
wav and let his chicT pass unchallenged. Mr. 1
I Greeley looked as If he might, be lit a strange o.llce. ,
... u.ii.uj m in. iiipclianleallv looked I
[ at a few pi oofs anil articles 111 manuscript, and I
even ventured to make a suggestion regarding the
schedule for the next day, but checked himself before
hi had gone far enough to Interfere matcii|
allv with the management of the sheet.
Alter the meeting Mr. <!re?'ley rode to the LinI
I coin Club, where he spent the rest of the day recelv
| lng a few friends, and opening and answering leti
: ters. Among the visitors were Horace White, of the
! Chicago Trhutu'. and Homy Watterson, of thj
| Louisville Ot>urler-Joitrn/il,
At the headquarters, lilenham Hotel, the day
1 passed away quietly. The host of visitors who
i treiiuent the rooms are away at Baltimore, and the
i | lull there Is of that depressing kind that usuallj prej
! cedes the storm. Colonel Allen having gone to the
[ Halt lmore Convention Major Staples Is left lu charge.
Among the distinguished visitors who called jester- j
1 \ day were Assemblyman w. w. Niles, of Fordham;
, Colonel K. R. F. Williamson, of Missouri; A. Raui.
1 sey Mininger, of Pittsburg: Colouel Wllllaui M. :
f (Jrosvenor, of Missouri: Professor J. F. Jackson, of |
t the Military Institute at Tarry town: General Carlos
. : Uutterfteld and Ileniy Watterson of Louisville. ,
l ' Colonel Grosvenor stales that Missouri will give
1 | 7o,uoo for Greeley and Brown, and thinks that
i Illinois Is not hopelessly for Grant. It ouly rej
quires Judicious canvassing to win over a very
1 strong element In Grant's own .State. "I see," said
s he, "that bolters' party is trying to get up another
if sensation In Haiti more. They want something to
bolt from. I tell you tiny live In bolts. Why, hang
It, they'd bolt their ov?n lood."
s Information of h private source was received at
r. the headquarters that William 8. Groesbeck hud !
?r not considered It worth while to decline t!io
e bolters' noniluatlou. as lie considered it. lu Toodlc's
ptifftM, "ait no eonseqnehce.'1' lie ifoeg nof
pose to put himself outside the limits at Baltimore.
The Glenhain headquarters 1h preparing a number
of festive adornments In vl<>w of the endorse
men' at Baltimore. Two large pictures of the candidates
are hun# upon the wall, a crayon skctch of
the Philosopher, published t?.y Theodore Tiiton, In
I nailed to another wall; while a very handgomo
i photograph of the old gentleman, bjr j. p. 8haw,
jr., auorns tne inanieipicuc.
Philadelphia, July 8, 1871 ,
The Amerlcus and the Keystone Democrats
clubs started to-day for Baltimore to attend the
Democratic Convention. Each club was accompanied
by a band of musicians. The Keystone
Club will oppose (ireeley and favor the nomination
of a straight democratic ticket.
There is authority for stating that the propos"tl
convention of representatives of the "liberal" presa
during the session of the National Democratic Convention
at Baltimore has been abandoned.
Release of Dr. Houard by the Spanish
The Property Confiscated in Cuba
To Be Restored.
a r.v . * l.
t */|FI milVII."? * ?*v'
FIhcuI Year.
Washington, July 8,1872.
Dr< Houard Released and His Property
Restored by Spain.
A brief despatch rrom General Sickles was received
at. tUo Slate Department to-day, reporting
tliHt aftor a protracted correspondence,
the Spanish Minister of Foreign Aifairs ha<t
Informed him that the government had ordered
the release of l)r. Honard, and the restoration,
of his property. The welcome news waa at once
telegraphed to Secretary Klsh and the President.
The full particulars are not yet known, as Minister
Sickles has acted wholly on the instructions taken
out by himself 011 his return from this country to
Madrid, and has tronbled the authorities
here with but Iwo brief despatches on
the subject?the first several days ago, announcing
that the Spanish government had decided
to set Dr. Houard at liberty, and the other the
telegram received to-day. So far as the situation la
understood by the Department of State, however,
It la believed that tills government has carried every
material point advanced in behalf of Its right
of intervention, and that Dr. Houard is released
on the ground of his American citizenship and the
Illegality under our treaty with Spain, of his
trial by an extraordinary tribunal. In a despatch
from Long Branch it was stated that the President
In conversation to-day acknowledged the receipt of
the intelligence from this city, and seemed pleased
and gratified at the action of the Spanish government.
Appropriations tor the Fiscal Year.
The following Is the official exhibit of the regu
lar appropriation bills for the present Usual year,
beginning with July 1
For legislative, executive and Judicial
expenses ofgovernmont far 1672 73.. $18,587,018 71
For pensions Tor 1872 73 30,480,000 oo
For naval expenses far 187*2 73 18,296,783 86
For army expenses far 1872 73 28,500,615 32
For postal expenses for l872-'73 $28,000,291 84
For co ltmlar and diplomatic expenses
far 1872-'73 1,219,650 00
For Military Academy expenses far
1872-'73 326,161 32
For fortification expenses far l872-'73 2,oa?,ooo oo
For rivers and harbors far is72-'73.... 5,276,700 10
For Indians, treaty stipulations and
Otherwise far 1872-'73 6,349,462 24
For sundry civil expenses of the government
far 1872-'73 22,530,392 85
Total $102,'268,872 16
The suui recommended far appropriation from all
sources was $l)3,49j,057, and the Ainoant appropriated
Is nearly nine millions less than lust year.
The yearly running expenses of the government are
now reduced to (omitting Interest on the public
debt, tue payment of peuslons and of other
unusual and extraordinary expenditures growing
out of the exigencies of the late war) about on<j
hundred and twenty-five million dollars, about
one-sixth of the annual expenditures of the half
decade Immediately succedlng the war.
The Application* for Postal Cartln. .
The Post Oillce Department will next week ad' / vcrtlse
for proposals far furnishing fifty million (
postal cards, authorized under the recent act of
Congress, with the option of Increasing tue nura- r
ber to one hundred million. Letters are daily received
at the department asking when the cards will
be ready. New York merchants have made applications
far over two millions, which are to be used tut
advertising cards. Finns in Boston, Providence,
Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Cincinnati, St. Louis, and
in fact all the large cities have similar requests
filed, and it Is believed that at least one-hull' of the
first lot will be Immediately disposed of to corporations
and business houses, to be used as a cheap
nf ufltrnptlallKT
Surgical Statistic* from Marine IIospU I
Tlie Treasury Department ha1* decided to pall
upon surgeons In charge or attending the marine
hospitals for specific reports of all surgical operations
performed ut their hospitals, with
a statement of when erysipelas, pxohrcmla,
or gangrene supervened In connection with the
number of years the building has been used as a
hospital. It is thought that the generalization of
the facts obtained will result Itt obtaining information
Invaluable to the surgical profession.
Payment of the Stafford Claim.
The Injunction which was granted In the case of
Williaiu Coleman against Sarah II. Stafford having
been iTTssolved, that lady to-day received her
money ifS.OOO) from tho Treasury Department.
Mrs. Stafford, If will be remembered, fainted In the
House gallery at the last session, when her claim
was passed, creating quite a sensation.
Illness of Aiilnfaut Postmaster Skinner.
General St. John B. L. Skinner, who was formerly
for seventeen years First Assistant Postmaster
General, was stricken with paralysis 011 Saturday,
and is now in a very critical condition. General
Skinner Is seventy years of age.
Kxamlners for the Torpedo Service.
Rear Admiral John Rodgers has been appointed
President, Commodore John C. Ilowrell, Capt. A. #
C. Rhind. Commanders Robert ! '. Bradford, and
D. L. Bralne, members of a Board for the purpose
of witnessing the examination of the classes of
offlcers now under Instructions in the use and
manufacture of torpedoes. Lieutenant Commander
Joseph I). Marvin lias been appointed Recorder to
the Board.
The Court of Pardons In Session at Trcn?
ton?Probability of the Commutation
of the Death Penalty in Lizzie'* Case. ;jl
TltENTON, N. J., July 8, 1872. I
The Court of Pardons adjourned at half-past tea I
o'cloclt to-night, to meet to-morrow morning at I
half-past nine. There Is lit lie possibility of nmling J
out what Is actually done until the session closes:
which will be to-morrow morning before eleven 1
o'clock. All tho members are pledged to secrecy, |fl
but the opinion In well Informed circles Is that the H
death penHlty will be commuted In the case of LU- ^
zlc Uarrabrant, but that Is not omclal. I
ALBANY, N. Y., July 8, ItH J
The trial of the road steamer for towing canal '1
boats has been postponed until Wednesday, the I
17th Instant, when It will take place on the cauy I
between this city and west Troy. I

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