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This advoit politician as be moves
^ along, makes it convenient to show
bis hand occasionally, but never inrid
rertently I His letter to Morton
established bis claim in the Northern
tniild, to an earnest desire for reform
j in order to save the Republican party
in Sontb Carolina from dissolution,
which ho knew would result from the
infamy of defiant Radicalism in the
^ Legislature:
That point gained, ho now sots about
the work of securing the elec~
toral voto of tho Stato for tho Ropub
lican [^residential nominee.
^ How he has used tho credulous
Democrats for his own purpose and
for their ruin, is known to every body.
Ho now proposes to secure
> the confidence of Grant by a promise
of the electoral-vote, and tho defeat
of tho Democrats in the State. We
give Governor Chamborlain credit
for the wisdom of seeing that the electoral
voto of tho State is of vastly
more importance to either party, in
every point ot view, than tho succes
^ of the State ticket in South Carolina.
As indicated by tho following lettor
to President Grant, Governor Cham- ,
berlain will use tho Democrats for
one purpose, and tho Whippor-Moses
gang for another, thus securing for
r tho Republican party both tho electoral
vote for President, and a coni
tinuation of Radical rule in tho State.
Some Democrats (tho Lord help iho
poor State) nro blind enough to 3 ield
to his soft persuasion*-! It is plain
that if tho Democratic Stnto Conven
tion yields to this bargain offered by
tho adriot Chamberlain, we will have
; nether the ghost of a party left to is
ni' tlin (rlincl 11 flmnnn <.f uu<n.n>!i<?
tho radical iliicvos from ollico.?
.Greenville Nows.
Read lus let tor to President Grant;
To Ilis Excelloncy tho Priadent:
Sih: I am induced by roc nt extra
ordinary circums'ancos occurring in
this State to addross yon this communication,
as tho hoad, in a cortain
eenso, of tho Republican party. The
General Assembly ot this State, on
the 10th instant, electod W. J. Whip*
per and K. J. Moses, jr., n8 judges o'
tho circuit embracing tho city of
u~ i.~~ ?
most important circuit in the State
in point of population, wealth and
business. The character of F. J.
Mosos, jr., is known toj'ou and to the
world. Unless the entirely universal
opinion of all who are familiar with
% bis career is mistaken, he is as infamous
a character as ever in any ago
disgraced and prostituted public position.
The character of VV. .J. Whip
per, according to my belief and the
belief of all good men in this State,
bo far as I am informed, differs from
that of Moses only in extent to which
opportunity has allowed to exhibit it.
The election of theso two men to ju4
dicial oilicea sends a thrill of horror
through the State. It compels men
of all parties who respect dcccucy,
virtue or civilation, to utter their
louuest protest against the outrage ol
their olection. They havo not cvon
the poor qualification of such a degree
of legal learning ns to quality
them for the intelligent discharge of
any judicial duty. The loast of all
the evils inflicted on the peoplo of this
Stato by their election is the fact that
it compells all .Republicans who love
or honor the principles c. their party
to refuse to countenance or tolerate
such representatives.
I pin a Republican of just as many
yoars' standing as I havo seen years
ol discretion. I havo been u strict
party man adhering to my party
here in Soutu Carolina through good
roport and evil report, never for once
qnuung us ranits anuu me greatest
ditcouragoments arising from tho bad
conduct and suicidal policy of many
ofite most promjnet members; but
the time has now come when nu eelf
fitting ftepublicau cqq ^olarato
iiiu uacuuuuuuy 01 bucu mon as, in
this instance, have been forced upon
ur. For yon or me, as Republicans,
to countenance the election of Moses
and Whipper is as impossible as it
would bo for Governor Tilden, as a
Democrat, to countenance the election
of William M. Tweed and George GBarnard
to judicial positions in New
i York. I cannot and will not doit,
. bo the consequences what they may
| politically. And yet I know there
are men who will chargo mo in this
crisis, as they have charged mo hitherto,
with treachery to the Republican
party bocaueo I cannot keep silent
and still support a party loaded
with such men. The newspaper in
Washington which has somotimes
boon called your orgltn, doubtless erroneously,
will quite likely denounce
mo with renewed vigor for what simple
self resuect will comuol mo to do
iii view of this outrage. I toll you,
Mr. President, no act of mine, if I
were the greatest living traitor to my
party, could bo so fatal to that party
as tho eloction of Whipper and Mus
08 has been and will be. I want,
above all things, to save South Caro
lina for tho Republican party in the
coming presidential struggle, but I
cannot save it, nobody can save it, it
the party here or tho party at Washington,
or in tho North do less than
denounce this thing unsparingly, and
join their etiorts to Ihuue of the honest
Republicans here in an effort to
overthrow the power of ench men as
Whipper and Moses and their aiders
Mid abbettors.
Our only salvation id in cutting
louse from all contamination with
these men, and requiring all who are
amendable to our influence to do the
same. To try t > save the seven electoral
votes of South Carolina at the
pi ice of silence under this inilic ion
will co6t us, in my judgement, many
times that number of votos elsewhere
We want your moral and political
support in this struggle of political
iniquity in its woist forms. It is as
suicidal to gi vc countenance to Whip
per and Mosus here as it would be
to give countenance to the whisky
thieves in St. Louis. The party fealty
of such men is disastrous to the party.
I havo written earnestly. I cannot
do otherw ise. Lot no man convince
you that I am anything but a
Republican until common decency
compels ino to bo something else.?
Give us your countenance as you have
giver, if, I be!ie*<v in the pasf. aucl
if wo cannot save South Carolina to
the party, we can pi event our party
here from becoming a thousand fold
greater burden o the national repub^
lican party than it has ever been bo
fore. Wo propose to declare war on
this WhipporsMosea gang. Wo pro
pose to ask the national republican
party to sustain ub, aim wo Know
that you- and all true Republicans
will hid us G>d speod who know the
depth of degradation to which those
men are plunging us. This letter is,
of course, addressed only to you, but
you enn rnnke any use of it you see
fit; and I remain your sincero friend
and fellow Republican.
Govornor ofSonth Carolina.
An enterprising grocer at
Santa Clara, California has adopted
an oricrinal method of doincr business
n cj
Each sido of his store is fitted up tor
business on its own account. In tho
gonoral arrangement oaoli sido is a
duplicate of the other, tho difference
being that ono sido is cash end the
other oredjt, When a customer
compg in tho first question asked is.
?Do you wish to buy for cash or on
account?" If it jg n oasli ouBtomer
tho j>ooda and priccs on tho cash
side are shown, but if it is ono who
wants credit he is shown tho other
side, and for tho first time in his lifo^
perhaps, made to roaiizo tho yaluo of
ready monejr.
w uni me ? ow * otk Herald Says of It.
The re-eloction of Govornor Ingor-.
soil, with a falling off of about Gfty
throo por cont. of his last ycar'B raa^
jority, has bocn a favorablo aspoct for
tho Domocrats. Thoir success in holda.
a*-*- -*?
mg tuu nmiu give uiom a roasonablo
hopo of currying it for thoir Pr?8i->
dontial candidato in Novoniber; but,
on tho other hand, tho curtailmont of
thoir majority is an indication that
thoy can oxpoct no addition to their
strongth in othor Statos. rJ?ho groat
States of Ohio and Pennsylvania,
which they lost last yoar, will not bo
rocoverod, and tho outting down of
Govornor Tildon's majority of tho
previous yoar by moro than sovontv
per cont is ft damago whiph cannot bo
repaired. Tho result in Now Hampshire
and Connocticut proves that tho
rocont oxposurcs in Washington do
not strongthon tho Democratic party,
or that, if thoy havo any political cffeet,
it is moroly to put tho brakes on
adoscont which might othorwiio havo
boon moro rapid.
Within tho Stato itsolf tho diminution
of th3 Democratic majority
.iiunim iiu jnuuiivui uuierenco, sinco
tho oloctoral votes of Connecticut will
doubtless bo given to the St. Lcuis
candidato. As rogards the rost of tho
country, tho most hopeful viuw Domoorats
can take is that they may
baroly hold thoir own in States not
doubtful enough to bo vigorously
contested by tho Republicans. Con*
ceding to tho Democratic party all tho
comfort they may dorivo from this
expectation, wo insort parallel lists
of all tho Democratic and all the Republican
States, with tho electoral
votos of cacli, rosorving Now York
out of both lists, for reasons lhat seem
Alabama, 10
Arkansas, G
Colorado, 3
California, 0
Connecticut, 0
Dolowarc, 3
Georgia, 11
Indiana, 15
Kentucky, 12
Louisiana, 8
Maryland, 8
Mississippi, 8
Missouri, 15
Novada, 3
Now Jorsoy, 9
North Carolina, 10
Oregon, 4
Tonnessco, 12
Toxaa, 8
Virginia, 11
Wost Virginia, 5
Total 172
Florida, 4
Illinois, 21
Iowa, 11
Kaunas, 5
Maino, 7
Maamichutts, 13
Michigan, 11
i?i i ii iiunvut, j
Nebraska, 3
Now Ilampshiro, 5
Ohio, 22
Pennsylvania, 29
Khodo Inland, 4
South Carolina, 7
Vormont, 5
Wisconsin, 10
Total 162
Wo havo ondoavorod to niako this
list fair, and if there ho ono or two
doubtful Statos of oithcr side a now
classification would ho about as favo*
rnblo to quo party an tlio otlipr. Our
ptirposo In proparipg this tablo is to
oxhibit In an intolligiblo and convincing
forrp tho cardinal faot that noitbor
party has any ehaneo for suceoss
without tho doctoral votosof Now
Yqrk, tho omittod Statos. To raako
this oloar it Is only nocosaary to com.
- r
paro tho torogojng tfthlo with the fol?
lowing statement:
Wholo numhor of olootoral votes. .300
Nccossary to a ohoico...t... 186
Tho thirty-flvo doctoral votoa of
Now Yovk will turn tho tjpale and do*
oido tho election. ThisStato is, thoro(oro,
thp 'Jphprmopjlfo of tho Prosi
dontial contost, and if oithor party
fails to soloct its oandidato with a view
to his strongth in Now York it will
.mako a fatal blundor. Thoro is no
likolihood of any considorablo chang08
olsowhoro, and Now York is doubt
ful enough to demand strenuous of*
forts on both sides. Tho chiof problom
to be solvod, both at Cincinnati
and St. Louis, is, what candidato has
tho best chancoa ot carrying New
Why Is It 1
It appears that <iuito a number of
the citizons of Grecnvillo, Oconeo and
Pickens Counties, liavo been sent to
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v/uHiicBioii, io ue uieu in ino united
States Circuit Court, (now in session
there) for violations of tho Internal
Revenue laws.
Tho United States District Court
has jurisdiction of all matters involving
violations (t tho Revenue Laws
and we were not awaro that tho Circuit
Court had concurrent jurisdiction.
Tho judiciary net of the United
States, provides that an annual session
ot the District Court, for South
Carolina, shall bo held in Greenville,
in August, and it was evidently con-,
templated that all offences arising in
this part of tho State should bo tried
jn that Court. It is a maxim, as old
as the common law, that ovory citizen
accused of crime shall have a fair
trial by a jury of the vicinage; and by
the statute law of this Statu a citizon
accused ol'crimc must be tried in tiio
county where the crime is alledgcd
to have been committed, unices tor
good causc shown, the venue is cluing
ed. The leason for this is obvious.?
The accused has u ri??nt to mnka his
defence; and, except in felonies, lie
must procuro his wi'ncsses at his own
expense. It w?uld be n practical de
nial of this light if iho accnsod was
dragged clear across the State for
trial; for, although he might havo a
good defense, he perhaps would not
bo able to carry his witnesses with
him. And especially is this true in
the United States Courts, where the
accused cannot testify in his own be*,
hall. Then, even if the Ciicuit Court
has concurrent jurisdiction, should
these men not be tried in Greenville?
If they were unablo to give bail, it
might be said that it was dono to
irivn tho.m n RiMnrlv trirtlr lint n. lnrtrft
number of tliotn wore ablo to give
bail, and they also have to go to
Most of theso men aro poor; thoy
unable to carry their witnossos with
them. By tho law governing tho
court in which thoy aro tri?.d, their
own months aro scaled; and honcc?
guilty or innocont, thoir conviction is
a cortamty. Is tins justice f Is it
law ? Wo do not know who is rosponsiblo
lor this movo. nor do wo
know by what right it is done. Wo
proposo, howovor, to look into tho
mattor, both as to t)io law and tho
facta, and perhaps shall luivo something
furthor to say at an oarly day
?Greonvillo News.
f .
lie camo homo very lato ono nightt
and after fumbling with his latch kov
CJ u
ft good while, muttered to himself, ft8
lie ftt length opened tho door,
tnushmuftkeny noieh,cftU8e tholoman
aebleep. IIo divostud himeolf of his
garments with 601110 trouble, and was
nniu^rof nlntSniv ItiinQnlf on liia QiiP^nuQ
as ho was getting into bod, when a
calm, clear, cold voice sent a chill
down his spinal oolumn: "Why, my
dear, you ain't going to sleep in your
hat, are yon."
IIonest Qovkhnmkmt,?Tho work
before tho pooplo is one in which
ovory honest man, whatovor may
havo been his provious political
associations, may consistently and
profitably participate, it is simply
the restoration ot honest and oftioiont
government, That end accomplished,
the party bringing it about will have
dono as much for South Carolina as
all the brilliant statesmanship of by-*
gone dajs.?-Winnsboro Nowa
Mrs, Marsh in Washington.
You Vnow it is always tlio bandbox
lellow, like Marsh, who marries
the smartest woman in the community,
and I judge Mrs. Marsh wa&
the smartest woman in the community
where she was raised; at all
events 1 would buy pools on her
against the field in any community
whore she might happen to bo located.
She is a trifle below the medium
size of women, and is about
thirty-four. Iler hair is a profuse
mass of gray silk, aud she fixes it up
in some mysteriously bewitching
style, tho translation of which I forgot
just at tLi is moment. Her faee
is a smooth, delicate oval, and her
complexion has tints wo aro accustomed
to find in the lining of a sea
shell. Her eyes aro largo and ltis\
trous, dark brown in roposo and
black in excitement. Iler features
are perfectly regular; just enough of
tho Romanesque in curvature to give
strength to the face, with still onough
of tho Oriental to answer all of the
purposes of tenderness. When I saw
hor she wore a plain, trim-built suit
of black silk that clung to every mo*
dulation of her inimitable shape like
tho bark of a peach tree. And she
walked Ull tho p.nrridnr lnarlinnf
the committee room with as much
empressmcnt as if she had juat bought
the Capitol building, Congress and
all, and taken a louse on the administration
to boot. Nobody would
imagine that she was a criminal recently
pardoned. Poor little Marsh
tiotted along by her side with the
air of a fellow who knows that he is
among enemies, but feels that his
protector is at hand. The whole
story told itself as that ill-assorted
couple came up tho corridor leading
from the east entrance i f tho south
wing to Clymei's committee room.
In tho committee room tho little
woman had things all hor own way.
She answered tho question* with a
monosyllabic coulness that was perfectly
exasporating. Onco in a while
she would bring up a little when
Danford, who was conducting the
examinatii u, seemed inclined to get
above his business, as the girl said to
tho shoomakor, but sho kept her
tongue in a refrigerator all tho time,
and got in her work with hor eyes
and tho expression of tho features.?
The 6ubslanco of hor testimony has
boen told by telegraph. From boonnnint*
tn Ami tif llm
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ebo was as cool as a cucumber and as
improssive as a curbstone. Suu fi u/e
Danford out in iiftcon ininutos. Then
she congealed Bass in about fivo.?
Blackburn ebo put to lligbt in three,
and Clyiner gave up the ghost at the
lirst pass. Robbins did not come to
time at all, and thus avoided punishment.
In about twenty five minutes
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uy iiiu winuu iiiu wuuio t:uuiiiuuuu
threw up tlio sponge, and Newspaper
Row, which acted as rofcree, declared
tho woman winner. The ehow thon
adjourned, and Mrs. Marsh, with her
thiu husband still mincing along at
hor heels, loft the Capitol and went
back to tho hotel to await the action
i of tho grand jury.
California's Sonato wants a law
providing that every article in ?
newspaper will bo signed with th(
name ot the writer.
Edwin Booth has boon olVoroc
$20,000 in gold for twenty per for
inanccs at wado,s Opera House ii
San Francisco.
A girl in Richmond on Sunda)
last recited the whole of the Psaltnt
aiul nftff AO A ( AO ??rtH.iA?
f'??> W vi vo KIO IVOj 1 jV/ V/1/ T Ul DW
in all, wliicli elio committed during
thcwcok provioua. Tbobunday before
elio recited 2,000 voreoa, compriaing
the Epirttlo to the lloinan Galatiam
rhilapliiaiiB, and one or two otbera
She is bound to have tbo prize, bu!
ia moro likely to bavo biaiu fevor
The legislative Recess,
If any proof woro noodod of tho ut*
tor incapacity of tho party now in
poworin this this Stnto to carry on n
civilieod govornmont, says tho Char*
loston Nows and Courier, it would be
amply iarnishod by tho bohaviorof
tho Logislaturo in tho matter ol ad*
juuni iiiuiil.
lloro is ft body which, with two
thirds of tho State debt repudiated,
has /ailed to moot promptly tho interoet
on tho part which has boon lucky
enough to oscapo repudiation?a body
which cannot provido for tho paymont
of tho oxpcnsoB of tho ponal and charitablo
institutions of tho State, nor
cvon for the labor performed in sweep
wig uio noors 01 mo rstateiiouse, and
vot lias tho ftudiicity to keep on ad%
ding further to tho burdons of tho
pooplo by refusing to adjourn! If
forced to givo ronson for this putting
off of final adjournment, wo could as*
sign no other than?puro imbocility.
It is undoubted that a largo majority
of tho IIouso of Representatives,
and even a majority of tho Scnato,
really wish to get away to their homos.
It is only that they havo not tho
ulimnnlli .v >Iai>ai.I ( 1. I ? ? ,1 ~ ' J t. _
un Vii^uu vu uuoui I IIIU lUUUUIO Ul tuu
party, and the loaders aro at a loss.
Tlioy arc averse to adjournment, but
they do not know exactly why. The
railroad froo passes, which aro only
good "during the sossion ot the Legislature,"
may indeed assist somo of tho
Republicans, who aro also membors
of tho Convention to nominate dologatos
to Cincinnati, in getting to Columbia
on the 1 llh; and this is a causo
quilc paltry enough to inflnftnno party
action in Soulh Carolina. Rut although
this may havo had somo influ*
once, and, while tho anger of tho om?t
ployocs of tho two houso.s, that no
moans has boon provided for paying
thom, may havo inducod somo members
to vote to como buck, in tho
hopo of contriving a way of appeasing
thoir wrath, the real socrct of delay is
that tho leaders do not know what to
do. Thoy know that tho Legislature
was a power in the flush days of Reconstruction)
when all rascality was
allowablo and backod by tho Federal
bayonets because committed against
"rebels," and they think it must be a
power now. Tliey distiust and fear
tho Governor; thoy distrust and fear
oach other; and. moro than all, do
thoy distrust and fear the honest
pooplo of tho Stato?tho taxpayore
i?nd nroncrtv holders, whom thev
1 1 ' '
havo robbed and despoiled. And so
tlicy sit and sit, hoping for something
to turn up. Hoping that their divisions
may bo hoaled. Hoping that
Elliott may mako torms with Whipper,
whom lie first urged 1?in moro
ignorant followers to voto for, and
then?a fit specimen of his parliamentary
knowledge!?donouncod from the
chair as a "knavo" and "liar." Hop*
ing that Whittcmoro and Swails and
John Patterson, with Worthington?
"Frank" Moses and Bown, may des
vise some schcmo for continuing tho
plundor, circumventing tho Governor,
and escaping tho wrath of tho poople
of tho Stato and the country at largo.
Well! Let thorn sit. Let them
continuo in session until tho Fourth
of July, and oxhibit to tho Conton
nial visitors tho antics of tho only
i epecimon of a real "Reconstructed'*
State Legislature now extant. Hard
as it is to Btand, let us have pationce.
Unloss wo havo very much umtftken
i puonc icoung overywnere, ino sKtos
j aro getting unpropitiona for thiovos,
and thtf days of corruption, in South
Carolina cvon, will, boforo thocxpirnI
tion of tho yoar, havo corno to an end.
\ William McGuiro has boon iropriaonod
in Philadelphia for having bitten
off tho nOBO of Wm, Uoao. A Iloao
, without a noso will not amoll aa awoct,
J A Buffalo man droamod that ho was
1 going ovor tho Falls, had his wifo by
> tho throat whon ho woko up. Noxt
* night hIio had a droam, and broke his
; no3o at* alio struck at an Indian.
A littlogirl who wanted to be Tory
t good during I^ent proposed to giv?
. up going to echool.

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