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A Kentucky negress, who was bitten by a mad dog thirty years ago, has just begun tq hpve hydrophobic convulsions. . Thdre will be enough wild grapes in Texas this year, to make more wine than was ever,manufactured in France in one year. ? ?*- Congressman DeLarge, of South Carolina, writes to the New York Herald that the statement that he has declared for Greeley is false. The total annual circulation of newspa pers printed in the State of New York is 492,770,868, being twice the number printed in any other State. At a funeral of a little child in Hudson, N. Y., the other day, the corpse was drawn to the grave in the baby-cart in which it had ridden wheu alive. Since Greeley fans have made their appearance in Norfolk, Va., the girls now say, instead of "Chawles, fan thine own," "Augustus dear, please Greeley me." A box of e^gs at Chattanooga, Tennessee, was hatched into a multitudinous brood of chickens the other day, by the heat of the sun. According to the census returns of 1870, there were 428,859 more men and boys in the United States, than there were women and girls. The totals foot up 19,493,665 men and boys, and 19,064,806 women and girls. ?? Blanton Duncan, of Kentucky, the leader of the Bourbon Democracy, has sued the Chicago Tribune for libel, putting his damages down at the handsome sum of one hundred thousand dollars. Capital is reported as a drug in New York?over $150,000,000 lying idle in Wall street alone. Money can readily be borrowed r>n noil of torn nap canf nor annum anrt real VU VWII MU KM V J-?V* WUV> |^V1 UllUUiU) MUV* IVW? estate is inordinately high. A lady in Lewiston, Me., has a dress which she has worn every summer for twentyfive years. The dry goods men look upon her with perfect scorn, while she is beloved by every married man in town. The ladies at the United States Hctel, Long Branch, have established a society for the suppression of "poker." All married gentlemen not in their rooms by 11 o'clock are hunted up by the society in a body. Sir Charles Lyell declares that the entire continent of North America will be washed away into the ocean in four and a half millions of years. And yet the people take an interest in real estate. In trembling accents a young lover of Mobile, Alabama, put to his sweetheart the important question of his life, but she replied with the utmost calmness and a sweet sigh of resignation, "Anything to beat Grant, dear." A few Democrats met at the Girard House, Philadelphia, on Monday night to make arrangements for attending the Louisville Convention. The Press says that one hundred Democrats will go from Pennsylvania. The famous race horse Lexington died August 9, at the Woodburn and Stud Farm, Ky., the seat of his owner, A. J. Alexander. Although only twenty-two years old he had been blind for some years past, but his physical powers continued unimpaired until within a short time of his death. A witty son of St. Patrick was in charge of a ferryboat. A lady passenger, being frightened by the waves, asked him: "Are people ever lost by this boat ?" He gave her the encouraging reply, "JNot olten, ma'am ; we generally find them afterwards by dragging the river." The postal code provides that on newspapers and other periodicals sent from the office of publication to regular subscribers, postage can be paid for one quarter or one year, commencing at any date, in advance. Formerly only the regular quarters of the official year could be paid for separately in advance. Rev. Dr. Pritchard, of Raleigh, one of the committee appointed at the late Southern Baptist Convention to change the location of the Southern Baptist Theological Institute now at Greenville, S. C., informs the Raleigh News that the committee, after visiting various Southern cities, decided upon recommending Louisville, Ky., as the most advantageous location for the College. The corresponding editor of the Georgia Cultivator, writing from the Choctaw nation, has the following : "This hell-distilled poison, the 'fire-water' of the Indian, the curse of the white man, is not allowed to be sold or drank in the nation. It is a penitentiary crime even to carry a bottle of spirits across their lines. Hence, no drunken Indians. In this they 6 re better off than even Maine, with her liquor laws." The freaks of lightning grow more and more remarkable every year. In Alabama it struck and killed a lady, leaving uninjured a child in her arms. In the same State two buzzards high up in the air were struck, and their flight pCretoptorily arrested. But the greatest achievement in this line yet reported occurred in Tennessee, where a man was struck by lightning and driven into the ground up to his neck, without being materially injured. Perhaps the electric fluid will open an airline i - riL ! -i iL! lov^mnayenu iuia way. ?? An unprecedented drouth prevails in many portions of Virginia. No rain of consequence has fallen near Richmond since the j 16th of March, and since that date there has been absolutely no rain in a large belt of country, including, Hanover, Goochland and Louisa counties. In these counties large fields of the finest lands will not produce a bushel of corn to the acre, while grass and small grain crops have been completely lost. A similar drought prevails in other sections of the State, though in the south-western portion crops were never more promising. - According to the New York World, it costs twenty-seven per cent, of the whole receipts to have the internal revenue collected in Arkansas by General Grant's friends, the carpet-baggers, while in Illinois it only =costs two per cent. In Texas the cost is over twenty-four per cent., and in Massachusetts less than three. In Mississippi it costs twentythree per cent., and in New York less than three. These carpet-baggers are very expensive, not only to the Southern people, but to the nation. It cost more to collect 8238,000 in Mississippi than it did to collect 8627,000 in West Virginia. Of course these revenue collectors think they have the best civil service system in the world, and are all for Gen. Grant, in order that it may be continued. A gentleman on from the North reports to us that as Mr. Hester, the well-known United States detective, was returning from Canada, having in charge Dr. Bratton, of * 1 1 'ii -1 _ whom so mucn nas Deen wriuen auu sum, a little episode occurred which has not been mentioned heretofore. It seems, from the report, that when the couple had reached Aquia Creek, Bratton dodged the detective, and eluded him in the general rush and turmoil consequent on the transfer of passengers. To find him at the time proved impossible, and Mr. Hester, thereupon, concluded to wait upon the wharf all night, first making a hasty trip through the train to satisfy himself that Bratton was not on board. Morning coming on, Hester went beneath the wharf and there found his man. Such is the report as given us.'?Colombia Union. The too profuse use of the title of "Colonel" elicits these pertinent remarks from the Philadelphia Post: "To call a man 'Colonel' is to convey the idea that he is of a mild, meek and benevolent disposition. It is also an evidence that he never was a soldier. For instance, we may recall some of the Colonels of Philadelphia. There is Colonel Forney, fVwlnnpl MrCIure. Colonel McMichael. Colo nel Scott, Colonel Mann, Colonel Fitzgerald, Colonel Phillips, Colonel Hicken, Colonel Green and Colonel Fritz. Of what regiment ? And we might mention many more gentlemen of high standing, who have never been in the army, and can only be called 'Colonel' as a tribute to their antipathy to blood. If every Colonel was a soldier, the standing army in j Philadelphia would be a menace to our liberi ties. Their number is as great as it was in 1 San Francisco, to which John Phoenix bears j witness in the following story : "The steam boat was leaving the wharf, and everybody ! was taking leave of their friends?all but f Phoenix, who had no friends to bid him fare; well. Ashamed of his loneliness, as the boat j sheered off he called out in a loud voice, 'Good by, colonel!' and, to his great delight, j every man on the wharf took off his hat and shouted, 'Colonel, good-by.'" i j _ YORKVILLE, S. C.s THURSDAY MORNING, AUG. 22,1872. Watch the Figures.?The date on the "addresslabel" shows the time to which the subscription is paid. If subscribers do not wish their papers discontinued,the date must be kept in advance. Cash.?It must be distinctly understood that our terms for subscription, advertising and jobwork, are cash, in advance AN IMPOLITIC MOVEMENT. Hon. "W. D. Porter, President of the late Democratic Convention of this State, hii3 appointed a number of gentlemen who are to constitute a State Central Executive Committee to secure an organization in each county of the State. If we understand the notice, the obiect is to draw the party lines as they have heretofore been drawn, and to engage the mass of the white people of this State in another fruitless political contest with the Republican party who control its government. We deeply regret that any move should be I made in this direction. It is true that the Democratic Convention at its late session, not knowing what shape political events might assume, empowered Mr. Porter to appoint the ! committee; but we also think that the general i feeling of the Convention was clear as to the impropriety of such organization as is here contemplated. We believe that if the voices of the majority of that convention could be heard, they would counsel the same 'masterly inactivity," which it is evident they then thought was the true policy of our people. We do not think that the most sanguine Greeley man in the State believes that there is the remotest chance that the CincinnatiBaltimore nominee can receive the electoral vote of South Carolina. Why then should we organize ? Why not leave to each county to act as the circumstances of each may seem to require? The policy of inactivity, so far pursued, has been productive of some good. Had the Democratic party in this State been fully organized, who believes but that the Republinon norHr tpaiiIiI nof no & unit ? The fact V/UU |/M4 WJ If VU4V4 MVW WW ?. . that there was 110 organized opposition, has induced the better portion of that party to expose the corruptions and demand the reform of the party. There is no wisdom in healing this breach in their ranks, or causing them to fear that the Democratic party may get into power, thus inducing them to consolidate their shattered forces against what they regard a common foe. The Democrats of this State are, almost to a man, composed of white voters. They are in a hopeless minority. They are oppressed by a misgovernment which has scarcely a parallel in civilized history." The pubHc moneys have been misapplied and stolen ; incompetent and thievish officials have spread the seeds of discontent far and wide; legislation, calculated to engender and perpetuate strife, encumbers our statute books ; enormous taxes have been assessed upon an impoverished people to still further increase the illgotten wealth of political adventurers; and every branch of industry in the State is feeling the depressing effect of such misgovernment. A continuation of it would most probably produce results more disastrous than any we have yet suffered. At this crisis occurs a division in this dominant party. A portion of the party still proposes to continue in power the authors of our calamities. The other portion of the Republican party proposes to remove the dis honest and incompetent officials, to reform the abuses and purify the State government. But they propose to do this within the lines of their party. There is no doubt that their purpose will receive the moral aid of the general Government and of the Republican party throughout the United States, from the simple fact that the Republican party of South Carolina has become a stench in the nostrils of the nation. It reflects discredit upon the Republican party at large, and it is to their interest to have a change for the better. But as we have said, it is evident that this change can only be effected through their own party. "VVe need not expect that the Republicans will enter the Democratic organization for the purpose of effecting this reform. The campaign under Judge Carpenter demonstrated that fact, and there is no reason to expect that the experiment would be more successful now. Our experience then was bought on dear terms, and we should remember the lessons it taught us. | It comes then at last to this: We must leave Democratic organizations alone. We | must leave the questions of national politics alone. We must do in our State matters ex| actly what the Democratic party of the nation has done in National matters?support that ! portion of the party in power which is willing to ! give us the reform we need. No man who is willing to vote for Horace Greeley for President, can consistently object to vote for a Republican for a State or County office, merely ; on the ground that the candidate is a Republican. Besides, this election is with us not a mere question of politics. It is a matter almost of self-preservation. Another two years of such taxation and misgovernment as we have had, will bring ruin to the property holder, and fit us to be again put under a military government. There is but little doubt that if an assurance of support is given by the whites to those of the Republicans now demanding reform, a vast improvement will be made in the material which will next fill the offices of the State. These men will take a considerable portion ; of the Republican party with them, and by the assistance of the whites can be easily elected. The opposition of a straight Democratic ticket will inevitably make the Republican 1 party close up its ranks and vote solidly for the regular nominees, no matter how objec; tionable they may be. j It is true that by the policy we suggest, we j may not be able to get into all the offices such ; men as we may wish ; but we can get some? | enough to make a manifest improvement in the government. A thorough reform is impossible to be made atonce ; but even a partial i reform will bring relief from many of our grievances, and give us a hope and foothold ' for a complete reform in the future. WATER FOR STOCK. The domestic animals, especially the horse and cow, contribute very much both to the comfort and wealth of individuals and nations. The subduing of these animals and using them in cultivating the soil, are advances from barbarism towards civilization. The great difference between the North American Inj dians and the barbarous tribes of Asia at the j time of the discovery of America, was that the , ! latter had domesticated some animals and | | the former had not. The use of certain ani-1 mals marks the beginning of civilization; and ' the manner in which they are used, marks the degree to which civilization has advanced. On all properly-conducted plantations, a large amount of the wealth of the owner is invested in stock. Common sense, as well as good financiering, requires that these animals be properly attended to. They should be carefully sheltered and abundantly fed with good and nutritive food. This, generally in theory, at least, seems to be admitted; but with regard to water for stock there seems to be very general ignorance and a practical indifference on the partof stock-ownsrs. Most individuals think that any kind of water is good enough for a horse or cow. Stinking pond water and stagnant holes in creeks and branches are used for watering the domestic animals on very many plantations. In fact, many persons think that muddy water is better for horses than good spring or well water. This, we are convinced, is a mistaken notion. Horses, mules and cows should have good, clear water. Hot, stagnant water is very upalatable, and must, from the very nature of things, be very unhealthy. Many persons, when watering horses, hold up the bucket, or have a high trough for them to drink out of. This is contrary to nature. Thd hnrfifi nncrht. to he nermitted to lower his ? ? ? r bead when he drinks, so that his throat may be entirely wet with the water as it is swallowed. SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? The people of Greenwood, S. C., have subscribed $85,000 to the capital stock of the Greenwood and Augusta Railroad. ? Mr. Samuel McDill, of Chester, was badly bruised on Saturday of last week by falling down a well. ? Six hundred dollars have been subscribed in Columbia towards creating a fund for prosecuting the swindling State officials. ? The Republicans of Chester have elected T. J. Mackey, B. G. Yocura and John Lilly delegates to the State convention. ? Preparations are making for the opening of the State Savings and Insurance Bank of Anderson, and in a few days the business operations of the bank will begin. ! ?Hon. George S. Bryan, Judge of the United States District Court for South Carolina, is in favor of Horace Greeley for President. ? The Columbia Phceniz of the 13tn says : "We are highly gratified to state that Dr. Ensor has made arrangements by which the Lunatic Asylum will be kept afloat, without material difficulty, until the meeting of the Legislature." ? A new mail route on which the mail is to be carried twice a week, has been established to run from Union C. H., via Fair Forest to Woodruff's in Spartanburg county. The mail will leave Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays. ? Mr. A. D. Jones, whose name appears in the list of those receiving money under the "armed force" resolution requests the Columbia Phoenix to state that it should have been published as freight expenses on~the arms shipped per Southern express. ? Sergeant Thomas E. Doyle, of Troop E, Seventh United States Cavalry, was found guilty at the last term of the Court of General Sessions at Spartanburg of robbing the post trader, Mr. Frederick Schmidt, of $315. He was sentenced to four years in the Penitentiary. ? The Horry News says: "From every section of the county, we learn that the array worm, in combination with the caterpillar, is devastating the crops. The destruction of late crops of rice, corn and cotton by this scourge, is fearful." ? Edward Harris and William Lucas, who t _ i .1 rci were under sentence to oe nangeu iu vajiuiubia on Friday last for the murder of John Simpson, have had the execution of the death penalty suspended by the Governor until Friday, the 30th day of August. ? The Augusta Chronicle and Sentinel says that Gen. E. P. Alexander, at present Superintendent of the Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad, has been elected Professor of Military Science and Mechanics in the University of Georgia. ? The Times says that a sufficient amount of stock has been subscribed by some of the substantial men of Union county to authorize . the establishing of a National Bank at Union Court House. Initiatory steps have been taken to put the institution iu operation as soon as possible. ? Governor Scott has appointed David Hemphill, John L. West and John Lilly, Commissioners of Election for Chester county ; William McKenna, John Q. Cousart and Robert McClain, for Lancaster; H. H. D Byron, M. C. Long and H. N. Duncan for Union ; G. A. Setzler, Basset Weaver and B. F. Bates for Spartanburg. ? Edward F. Stokes, the champion Democrat of South Carolina, and who signs himself ^ i a "member ol the executive committee 01 wit Democratic party of the United States," has issued a call for "the true Democrats of South j Carolina" to meet in Convention in Columbia, on to-morrow, for the purpose of electing delegates to the National Democratic Convention, which will be held at Louisville, Ivy., on the 3rd of September. ? Judging from paragraphs in our exchanges, Hon. A. S. Wallace, the present incumbent and the nominee of the Republican I party in the fourth district for Congress, will not be permitted to walk over the track without opposition. A correspondent of the Greenville Mountaineer suggests the name of Col. E. P. Jones, of Greenville, as a candidate of the Conservatives. The Spartanburg Era says that Col. I. G. McKissick, of Union, is a candidate, and citizens of Laurens propose to ! nominate Hon. B. F. Perry, of Greenville. ? The Republican Convention for Richland county has made the following nominations for county officers: Sheriff?Jesse Dent; Clerk of the Court?D. B. Miller; Judge of i Probate?S. J. Swygert; School Commission* I er?David Salmond ; County Commissioners?Wm. Hayne, Uriah Portee, Ellison Everton; House of Representatives?S. B. I Thomson, A. W. Curtis, Charles Minort. In : regard to the nominees, the Columbia corres! pondent of the Charleston News says: "The | county nominations here with the exception i of that for clerk of the court and for sheriff, are as bad as bad can be. Miller is nominated for clerk. Swygert, the nominee for proj bate judge, knows nothing of Webster's eli ementary spelling book, much less of law. ; The school commissioner is even more ignorant than the present incumbent, Edwards. I There is strong talk among the darkies of holding another convention. If they do, the ' candidates will probably be no better, prob-' ably worse. There was not a single white man in the late convention, and the blacks even commenced quareling bitterly with the mulattoes." 4 NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. ? A Presbyterian Church is to erected in Shelby, a portion of the money for that purpose having already been subscribed. ? A bale of new cotton, raised by B. S. Ellis, of Marion, S. C., was sold in the Wilmington market one day last week. ? Cleveland county voted the Democratic; ticket throughout. Merrimon's majority in ! the countv is 552. ? Twelve new mail routes were established ; in North Carolina by the last Congress, and j they will soon be put in operation. ? The Democratic-Republican committee I of Indiana, has invited Judge Merriraon to! stump that State in behalf of the Greeley ' ticket. ? According to the latest returns published, the Conservatives will have a majority on joint ballot of 17 in the next Legislature. It is pretty satisfactorily ascertained that Caldwell's majority will range from 1800 to 2500. ? October the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th, are the days fixed upon for the approaching State Fair. The premium list this year is more comprehensive than formerly, and the premiums larger. ? The following internal revenue storekeepers are appointed in the Sixth North Carolina District: Easton Bennett, "Wilson A. Donnell, A. C. Regan and W. A. McCorkle. ? During the performance of an Indian show in Richmond county last week, the seats rratro wov nnfl nropinitAtarl fho onrlipnpfl fn the ground. Several persons were seriously hurt, and one man had his leg broken. ?Twenty-six persons were poisoned by eating ice cream at a social party in Reidsville on Saturday evening of last week. None of the cases have proved fatal. The negro man who made the ice cream has been arrested on suspicion of administering the poison. ? Mrs. Rachel Perry, a young and lovely woman who had been married but three months to R. B. Perry, a merchant in Boon Hill, committed suicide on Wednesday of last week by shooting herself with a pistol. No cause can be ussingned for the act. ? A general drouth is reported as prevailing in Chatham and Orange counties. Other sections of the State are also dry. In the neighborhood of Jamestown there has been no rain for several weeks, and the cotton factory at that place has been compelled to 8top operations for want of water. ? On Tuesday night of last week, a gang of negroes attacked an aged gentleman named Hicks, in his store four miles from Raleigh, and after knocking him down proceeded to rob the building. Mr. Hicks recovered from the effects of the blow, and most of the gang have since been arrested. ? Gov. Vance declines being Presidential elector for the State at large. As soon as the declension of Gov. Vance was made known, E. W. Pou, of Sraithfield, Johnston county, was, by the joint action of the Democratic i t m i r> li: ci.i. una JLiiuurui xvepuuuuuu otatc mcuuuvc Committees, appointed in his place. ? A colored woman, in Raleigh, while handling a kerosene lamp, accidentally turned it over on her dress when the lamp exploded, setting fire to her clothing from the effects of which she soon died. At the time of the accident her husband was lying a corpse in the house. POLITICAL ITEMS. ? The Springfield Republican says that John Brown, Jr., son of old John Brown, of Harper's Ferry, is for Greeley. ? Myron A. Clark, of Canandaigua, who was the last Whig Governor of New York, is President of a Greeley club. ? The California State election will not be Imlrl in Sontomhpr fViia VAftr T^. crnpQ nvftr join in the Presidential contest. ? The Republicans propose to nominate General John A. Dix as their candidate for Governor of New York. But General Dix says he is a Democrat. ? The latest agony of the despairing Radical orators is that if Greeley is elected the South will rise in rebellion and reestablish the Southern Confederacy. ? While in Baltimore some one asked Gen. Benning, "What are Mr. Stephens and Gen. Toombs doing?" The General replied, "They are trying to dig up yesterday, and it won't come." ? At a meeting of the Liberal Republicans and Democrats, held in Boston on Saturday last, it was resolved to ask Charles Francis Adams to become their candidate for Governor of Massachusetts. ? It is stated that Edmund Baxter will be a candidate for Governor in Tennessee against John C. Brown, the Democratic nominee. Both are Greeley men, but Brown "favors the maintenance of the Democratic organization." ?According to the Grant press, A. T. Stewart lies, Schurz lies, Sumner lies, Pleasanton lies, Greeley lies, Banks lies, Dana lies, Tipton lies, Trumbull lies. Everybody lies but Grant, and he can't lie. How is that for hatchets and cherry trees ? ? Senator Rice, of Arkansas, writes Mr. Sumner that a large proportion of the negro voters in his State will follow the advice of the Massachusetts Senator in the coming campaign. Mr. Rice is confident that Arkansas will go for Greeley and Brown by a large majority. ? Charles O'Connor, the distinguished lawyer of New York, is spoken of as the probable nominee of the Louisville straight-out Democratic Convention, to assemble next month. Brick Pomeroy urges the nomination of Mr. j O'Connor, and has made the discovery that I Greeley stock is depreciating. J ?The following generals in the Union army j during our late civil war support Greeley and i Brown : Hooker, Hancock, McClernand, F. P. Blair, Kilpatrick, Pleasanton, Ward, Wi- i ; ley, Burns, Whitely, Buell, Moore, Hazeu, j I Haskell, Banks, Slocura, Mason, Burbridge,; j Schurz, Steadman, Morgan Heath, McClellan, ; Banning, Tuttle and Slack. | ? The State election in West Virginia takes place to-day. The matter ot most interest is the new constitution to be presented for ratfij cation. The contest for Governor is peculiar-; i iy warm, because Gov. Jacobs, the present incumbent, is running independent against, J the regular Democratic nominee. | ?Andy Johnson never said a better thing ! in his life than when he exclaimed, the other ; j day in his Knoxville speech, "It is no time j to say this or that is not my party, but let us j all unite in saying this is my country." It is that sort of feeling that ensures Horace Greeley's election to the Presidency. J ? The Massachusetts Adamses, sire and son, | | it seems, cannot agree to run with the same political machine. While Charles Francis, j j the father, works with the Republicans, John ! I Quincy, the son, casts his lot with the Democ-1 racy. Now, the former has determined to support Greeley, and the latter it is said, is going to shout for Grant. ? North Carolina gave in 1868 a popular majority of 18,641 for Grant and Colfax on a full but not exce- vote, Halifax county polling 4371. This year, Halifax, with no increase of population, has been made to return 5307, swelling the Grant vote from 3080 in August, 1868, to 3640 in August, 1872; yet the Grant majority in the State is hardly 1000. ? Senator Sumner recently said in New York that he considered the North Carolina election a substantial victory for the Liberal Republicans. In 1868 the majority of Gen. Grant was 18,000, and that has dwindled to 1000, and if fair play had been given, the victory would not be partial, but complete. He further stated that the cheering news from all parts of the country pleased him very much, and that he had strong hopes of a sweeping triumph in November. ? Mr. Goodloe, of North Carolina, a member of the Liberal Republican National Committee, is now in Washington. He says there is no doubt but that the Legislature will award the gubernatorial chair to Mr. Merriraon at its meeting on the third Monday in November, as evidence of fraud and illegal voting sufficient has been collected to de stroy Caldwell's alleged majority. He states j that numbers of colored men from other States were registered and voted like cattle, and that they came into the State via the Dismal Swamp Canal. 4 4 EDITORIAL INKLINGS. Lonisana Politics. On Tuesday the Republican Convention under the auspices of Pinchback, passed a resolution endorsing the National Republican platform adopted at Philadelphia, and pledged their support to Grant and Wilson. After agreeing to nominate a full State ticket, a resolution was adopted authorizing the State Central Committee to make such change on the State ticket as may tend to suit the Republicans of the State in one ticket?said authority to extend to October 1st. Pinchback is nominated for Governor with a full State ticket Nothing was accomplished by any committee regarding a fusion. The Campbell bolters from the Pinchback Convention adopted a resolution endorsing Greeley and Brown and the Liberal State nominations; also authorized the formation of an Executive Committee auxiliary to the Liberal Committee, after which they adjourned sine die. The candidate for Governor of the Liberal Republican party is D. B. Penn, a native of Lynchburg, Ya., who served in the Confede rate array as Major of the Seventh Louisiana regiment Since the close of the war he has been engaged in mercantile pursuits in New Orleans and sugar and cotton planting in various parts of Louisiana. "A Model Sheriff." ; In one of our North Carolina exchanges, we find the subjoined complimentary paragraph in relation to our former fellow-tfitizen Mr. E. Peyton Moore, who is the Sheriff of Burke county, North Carolina. It is quite gratifying to know that Mr. Moore is so highly esteemed by those amongst whom he has cast his lot: E. P. Moore took charge of the Sheriff's office on the 1st of October, 1871, and on Monday last (July 1st) he settled in full with the County Commissioners. He was charged on the tax list with $23,953.90, and has accounted for $24,063.32, over paid 8106,42. In nine months he has collected and paid over three times the largest tax ever collected in our county. This is proof positive as to what can be done by an Tionest a, id efficient officer. So much for Conservatism. On the other hand, J. T. Patterson, the present Republican candidate for the Legislature, was the Sheriff two years ago, and up to this time has failed to settle up with the Commissioners, and it will be a question of time if he ever settles, and * rt i - i P- ? _m still he is Detore the people asising ior ouioe. We say long may E. P. Moore be Sheriff of our county. Sumner's MoTements. Senator Sumner left Washington a few days ago for his home in Massachusetts. He stopped in New York on Monday night, and was interviewed by a number of reporters. The Herald reporter gives the following account of his interview with the New England statesman: He looks pale and somewhat worn after the laborious work of the session, but preserves a confident and cheerful air. He was dressed with his usual neatness, in a suit of gray English tweed, evidently the work of a London tailor, for notwithstanding the heated speeches the Senator has made in Congress on the Alabama claims he is known to be a strong admirer of the manners and customs of our cousins over the water, his accent making you believe that you are adlressing a full-blown Britisher. In reference to a question as to whether any reply was to be made to the letter of William Lloyd Garrison, he replied as follows: "I have not even read the letter of Mr. Garrison. I love and honor and respect him too much to read his letter and attack upon me. I do not intend to take notice of it in any way, and all reports to the contrary are utterly false." "What effect has your letter to the colored people had, speaking from personal knowledge?" "Well, I cannot say. I have remained in Washington since its publication, and have not extended means of knowing; but I have received assurances of continued esteem from most of the colored inen'in the capital." "Mr. Sumner, what do you think of the chances of Mr. Greeley ?" "I would rather not talk about that. What do you think yourself?" As the reporter did not wisn to oe interviewed, he merely answered that the prospect was very good in this city. Mr. Sumner: "Ah! But this city will not be sufficient to elect him. There must be considerable work done. The prospects seem to be very good ; but I would rather not say anything at the present time about the campaign. I am rather a free horse at communicating, but I have really nothing to communicate at the presont time." "Do you propose to ;ake any part in the campaign?" "1 do not know. I am now on my way to Boston, from which I have been absent several months. I will spend some time there and afterwards go to .Nabant to visit ray old tnend Mr. Longfellow. I shall stay with hira and recuperate. After that it is impossible to say what my plans will be; I may possibly speak, and I may not." Radical Nominating Convention. This body met in Columbia on yesterday for the purpose of nominating State officers, etc. The Columbia correspondent of the Charleston News gives the following as the situation on Monday last: The delegates to the Radical State Convention have already begun to come in. Some arrived yesterday; move this afternoon. Quite a number of country delegates are quartered at the rooms of the I. 0. U. B., over which a flag is flying, and around and about which are congregrating the bummers and henchmen of the various aspiring candidates. The rival chieftains from Charleston, Bowen and Mackey, are quartered at the Columbia Hotel; their names appearing in dangerous juxtaposition upon the register. From the best information I can get, and I presume it may lie relied upon, the struggle for the office of Governor is pretty well narrowed down to Moses and Chamberlain. Such is the invariable opinion of the delegates and resident Republicans here with whom I have conversed, and it may be safely regarded as the true reading of the political horoscope at the time of these presents. Chamberlain is the choice of the financial ring?Scott is his most proraineut supporter, and Neagl? will lend him what countenance he has. Mosec is the choice of the lobbyists and the bribe-taking, thieving legislative crew; "Honest" John Patterson, of Blue Ridge notoriety, Worthington, Hoge and the bummers generally rally around Moses. The Chamberlain combination is, perhaps, the most respectable, and therefore the more dangerous. They would do their spiriting in a financial and dignified manner. The Moses crew is a hetero genous mass, composed ot all of tne corrupt elements in and around thd legislative halls, from the pusillanimous rogue who would sell his vote for whatever it will bring, (a drink, if nothing else) to the committee manipulator and legislative schemers of larger ambition. Hoge, Worthington and Moses dined with Patterson to-day. Instead of Patterson buying Moses off, as was thought to be the case a few days ago, it appears rather that Moses has captured Patterson with the promise of the United State senatorship. The Bowen faction, it is very generally believed, will support Moses. Mackey is apparently treating with Chamberlain. They were closeted together to-day. The opinion now is that Moses has the inside track. Money was all that was lacked, and that he will now get in abundance from Patterson. Nothing much, however, can be ascertained until more of the delegates arrive. It is reported here that John Cochrane has the Anderson and Pickens delegations in tow for Moses, despite the efforts of Orr, Earle and the other Beform Republicans in that section. The question now is what will the Orr-Corbin party do about it. Neither Orr nor Cor ? /Nl 1 bin can hardly support Moses or unaraoerlain, and tbey claim to represent Grant and the National Republican party. THAT MYTHICAL FARMED FORCE." In February, 1869, the General Assembly passed % resolution authorizing the Governor to arm and equip a company of one hundred men for the defense of the State. Under this resolution a body of constabulary was organized, and a large sum of money was expended. There being no further use for the "armed force," if there ever was any, it was supposed to be disbanded. It appears, however, that since the first of November last $82,423.30 have been drawn from the State Treasury on account of this very armed force; this huge disbursement being made, as Justice Willard of the Supreme Court says, "in a year which no necessity for a resort on the part of the State to military force is known to have existed, and when the resources of the State are inadequate to meet the current expenses of the government, or to provide for a proper administration of justice." For our own part, we do not believe that the armed force is in existence. We believe that the money was corruptly used by Gov. Scott in staving off the impeachment resolutions last winter. The list of persons who received the money tells the tale only too plainly: J. Mooney, (unknown) $25,545 00 TV VT Wilann. Innknownl 12.500 00 F. J. Moses, Jr., Speaker of the House of Representatives 11,000 00 J. Leggett, (unknown) 10,(500 00 R. B. Elliott, colored member of Congress, 10,600 00 John B. Hubbard, Chief of the State Constabulary, 5,860 00 Employees or the Adjutant-General's Office, 1,015 00 S. L. Hoge, ex-Congressman, ox-Judge, <ftc., 1,000 00 H. G. Worthington, Hoge's law partner, 600 00 Major Louis Merrill, Seventh United States Cavalry, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel United States Army, 500 00 Robert Smalls, colored State Senator from Beaufort county, 500 00 C. L. Anderson, Asst. Adjutant General, 380 00 Greenville and Columbia Railroad Co.,.. 310 25 T. Sullivan, (unknown), 321 00 J. Kennedy, (unknown) 300 00 Prince R.Rivers, colored Representative from Edgefiela county, 300 00 E. Cain, colored Representative from Abbeville county, 270 00 Rev. W. M. Thomas, colored Representative from Colleton county, 125 00 F. J. Maddocks, colored Representative from Colleton county, 125 00 R. W. Cousart, Radical Representative from Lancaster county,.. 100 00 Sam'l J. Keith, colored Representative from Darlington county, 100 00 J. A. Green, Radical Senator from Orangeburg, Chairman Senate Finance Committee, 100 00 Doc Patton, 60 60 John Lilly, 60 00 C. D. Lowndes, 50 00 M. W. Allen 50 00 W. J. Wliipper, colored Representative from Beaufort, Chairman House Finance Committee, 48 00 South Carolina Railroad Company, 19 05 C. M. Wilder, 19 60 D. A. Jones 16 25 F. Y. Harper, 13 50 C. H. Greene, . 10 50 John C. Dial, 5 89 Total, ! $82,423 30 So the Speaker of the House gets $11,000. Congressman Elliot gets 810,500. Chief Constable Hubbard gets $5,866. Ex-Congressman Hoge gets $1,000. Members of the Legislature get from $500 to $48. Unknown persons, presumed to be men of straw, receive sums ranging from $25,545 to $300. What did these men?the real men?do for the money ? Is Moses, or Hoge, or Elliott, or Whipper, or Worthington, a member of the Armed Force ? We do not believe a word of it. They have now the opportunity of explanation. Let each man of them come forward and show what service, if honest service, he has rendered. But they can't do it They will await in trembling the vigorous prosecution which will prove, by the records, who was the briber and who were the bribed. In Columbia it is universally believed that uearly all the "Armed Force" expenditures was consumed in bribery. And, with the names and figures before them, it is hard to see how any sensible person can reach a different conclusion.?Charleston News. ? + ?For tne Yorkvillc Enquirer. THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS. Mr. Editor:?At our next elections there will be submitted to the vote of the people, two proposed amendments to the Constitution of our State. One of these amendments, entitled "Constitutional amendment, article XVI" provides that the General Assembly shall contract no further debt except for the ordinary and current business of the State, without first submitting the question to the people of the State and having the same ratified by a twothirds vote of the qualified voters. To this amendment there will probably be no objection from any one; and from the developments that have been made showing to what extent the General Assembly has involved the State in debt, all will no doubt be disposed to put some check upon their power and prevent them from repeating the same thing in the future. The other amendment will simply be voted j for under the term "Constitutional amendment." This amendment provides that hereafter our general elections, which are now held on the third Wednesday in October, shall be hereafter held on the first Tuesday after the first Mondav in November. The object of | this is to have our State and county elections held on the same day as the Presidential election. The result of this amendment, if adopted, will be that our State and county elections will be much more influenced by a Presidential canvass than they now! are. The plain interest of the State is that our State elections shall be entirely di* vorced from all questions of national interest. Now, and for years to come, the efforts of the tax payers will be directed not so much to questions of national politics, as to putting into office men who will act honestly and perform their duties efficiently. This reform, it is clear, can be best carried out when the Presidential question is not brought on at the time we elect our State and county officers. Would it not be well to recollect this fact and vote "No" on the amendment ? Voter. LOCAL AFFAIRS. NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. M. H. Currence?Administrator's Notice. M. Strauss & Son?New Arrangement?ShoesSewing Machines?New Goods?Shirting Prints?Delaines?Counterpanes?Flannel? Longcloth?Fall Goods for Gents?"Shirts and Drawers?Coats and Pants. John Dickey, Probate Judge Chester CountyNotice to the heirs-at-law of Susan McFad(]en (1GCG<186(I H. K. Roberts, Clerk of Board?Notice of Annual Meeting. A. F. McConnell, Secretary?York Grange No. 37. John C. Knykendal?The York Drug Store?Pay the Tribute?Chamois Skins?For One Dollar?Pulmonic Syrup? Marsden's Syrup? Sanford's Liver lnvigorator?The Poulterer's Friend. ELECTION COMMISSIONERS. Governor Scott, by a proclamation promulgated on Saturday last, announces the appointment of John L. Watson, John Martin and James K. Wagoner as Commissioners of TM a: xu_ fiiecuuu IUI A uiiv kuuuvji CAMP MEETING. Rev. O. A. Darby, the Presiding Elder for the Lancaster District of the South Carolina Conference, gives notice that the annnal camp meeting, at Philadelphia Church, will commence on Wednesday evening, the 11th of September next THE NARROW GAUGE RAILROAD. We are pleased to learn, through a letter received by the Commissioners of the NarrowGauge Railroad Company, at this place, that a meeting of the stockholders will be held at Lincoln ton, N. C., on Tuesday next, 27 th instant The object of the meeting is to elect a President and Board of Directors, and make such other arrangements as may be necessary ^ to get this important enterprise under way at the earliest day practicable. m i POSTPONEMENT OF CONVENTION. By reference to the advertisement it will be seen that the time for the reassembling of thp flnunHr Nnminatina Convention has been changed from Saturday the 24th instant, to Saturday, 31st instant We have been informed that one of the special objects for the reassembling of the Convention is to nominate a candidate for the House of Representatives, ! rendered necessary in consequence of the declension of Major B. F. Briggs. PIC-NIC NEAR SKITH'0 FORD. We have received for publication a lengthy account of a pic-nic and social gathering of a number of persons, young and old, which took place recently near Smith's Ford, in Union county. The extreme length of the communication prevents its publication. We are pleased to learn that mirth and good cheer prevailed, and that the pleasant -affair was an occasion long to be remembered by the participants. A bountiful collation was spread, and humorous and appropriate addresses were made by several of the older persons, who were called upon. Correspondence or the Yorlcville Enquirer. LETTER FROM TENNESSEE. ' Nashville, Aug. 18,1872. the presidential contest Is a very one-sided affair in Tennessee, more so perhaps than in other State of the Union. The majority for Greeley here will be so large that his election would be put beyond the shadow of a doubt, if it could be distributed over close States, say ten thousand votes to a I Stats TTis maioritv here will not be much less than seventy thousand, and may go over that. Considering that Grant carried Tennessee in 1868 by thirty thousand majority, this might be called something of a gain. The reason of Grant's great majority, however, was on account of the disfranchisement of the bulk of the whites by Brownlow's registration machine. The Parson was then in charge of affairs here, and through the registration law, confined the voting to the truly loyal. But this has now been overthrown, and the field is open and the fight is fair. In Middle and West Tennessee Grant has no strength at all except among the office-holders and negroes. In East Tennessee, owing to the marked Union sentiment there during the war. the Eenublicans have fast hold, and control many of the counties and one Congressional district The last Legislature tried to apporfckm_th?'-State so as to make every district Democratic; but fix it as they would, the first district could not be brought to time. No matter bow the counties were shifted, a small Republican majority always remained. The first district is the home of ANDREW JOHNSON, And since his defeat for the United States Senate his friends have been trying to get him to run for Congress there, thinking that he could overcome the Republican majority, which he doubtless could ; but he will not consent to make the race. The standing Radical candidate there is Rodderick Butler, the pension agent and cadet peddler. In conversa- m. tion Johnson says that there would be no honor in defeating such a man, and to be defeated by him would be unbearable. But there is now an opening for Andy, and he is in a fair way to avail himself of it, or at looof malrp the attemnt. Rv the new aDDor *v "' 1 ?J X I tionraent Tennessee is entitled to a Congressman at large. General Frank Cheatham is an aspirant for the position, and is laboring with an bye Single to success. His friends and family connection, of whom he has a host, are scattered over the State setting up things for General Frank. A large number of counties have declared for him, most of the conventions being packed for the purpose. : ' Meanwhile, Johnson will not stoop to this 8ortofwork. Neither he nor his frieuds are making any effort, and tho result will be that ^ he will be defeated if he appears before the convention. This is not the general opinion, I know; but when I see county after county sending Cheatham delegations, I fail to understand how Johnson can succeed over so much opposition. We should always look facts in the face, and not turn away from them because they are unpleasant I presume a majority of the readers of the Enquirer are in sympathy with Johnson, and hope he may get the nomination, and I shall not deceive them them by statements that everything is favorable for that consummation, when it is not so. The energy with which Cheatham and his friends have "set up the counties" has had its result, and we find that the great majority of the delegates now appointed are for Frank against Andy. But the sentiment of the people is far different. When you get down among the masses of the people, the bone and sinew of the State, you will find a strong Johnson undercurrent that no amount of packed conventions can keep down. If Johnson would repudiate the convention which meets here next week, and say that he would have nothing to db with it, denounce it as packed and unfair, and stump from now till November, he would carry the State by a tremendous majority. General Cheatham is no stump speaker and Johnson would knock his pins out the first lunge, leaving nothing to contend with the rest of the campaign but a dignified corpse. Neither Cheatham nor any other man in the State can meet Andy on the stump with any ""