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He Arraigns Scott and the Ring.
The following interesting and pregnant.let
ter is addressed by the Hon. B. Odell Duncan,
the United States Consul at Naples, to a Re?
publican citizen ot Charleston. It is proper to
say that Mr. Duncan, a native of Newberry
District in this State, is well known in and out
of the Republican party as a gentleman of cul?
ture and unimpeachable integrity. The high
estimation in which he was held was, we may
say, the cause of his appointment by President
Grant to the important position which he now
. 'holds: . 1
NAPLES, April 23, 1870.
My Bear Sir-It was certainly not my in?
tention to have delayed writing to you so lon]
But I have been kept so exceedingly busy dur?
ing the winter, as to be compelled to neglect
many friends and much writing that I Intend?
ed to have done before now. The position I
hold has not been a sinecure thus far, but on
the contrary, much labor and poor pay.
I see, however, the political contest is be
. ginning to grow warm in South Carolina, and,
* as a good Carolinian, I feel most deeply in?
terested In the result. A desire to exchange
ideas with my political as well aB person?
al friends in whom I have confidence, pre?
vents me from longer silence with you. I have
followed with great Interest, and as carefully as
possible at this great distance, the course of
events In our State. The result has generally
been disappointment and grief. Now and
then I could see a ray of hope, when an up?
right and able judge was put on the bench, or
when those swindling railroad schemes were
defeated. But the general character of
our Legislature, and ol the legislation
iry. Columbia during the winter has
certainly not been such as to inspire
one with confidence In the wisdom, pa?
triotism, or. even ordinary honesty of those
at present controlling the State government
and the "Radical'' party in South Carolina
Their action has been such that I do not see
what reason any class of our people can have
for sustaining them. Every property-owner,
of course, his most just reason for complaint
of the heavy expenditures and consequent!
high taxes, unless he be in some way connect
ed with the government so as to regain cor?
ruptly more than he hos to pay. Our good
Governor, for instance, and some of the other
State officials, will not complain of their taxes
while they have such a control ol the Legisla?
ture as to be able to make or unmake the
market for State or railroad bonds at pleasure,
and thus gain many .times over the amount of
their taxes. At a time when lt should have been
the prime object of any party to reduce the
expenses of the government to the very low?
est figures possible, our "Radical" friends have
made them far above what they were at any
former period, when the State was In a most
prosperous condition, an J our legislators most
unreasonably lavish. Nor do I see that any?
thing has been done to alleviate the condition
of our laboring class?ei. Our legislators seem
to have been too ignorant to know that when
' the Industry and prosperity of a country is dis?
turbed, it ls always the poorer classes who
suffer most. Their action has generally been
such as to prevent a return to a state of peace
and quiet, and to foment the bitter feelings
h&berto existing. . This course may prove
beneficial to certain corrupt demagogue politi?
cians, who can hope to remain above the sur?
face only in times of excitement, but it will
certainly prove most calamitous to our poorer
classes, whom they pr?tend specially to repre
sent. N
When some of us united with the nettly
formed Republican party In South Carolina, lt
was because we were convinced that both-jus?
tice and good policy required the- civil and po?
litical equality of all classes. Justice required
It, to enable the colored people to defend their
righ^ at the ballot-box. Good policy required
lt, to put an end to the conflict with the Na
tionaKJovernment, This idea of civil and po
Uti cal equality was, and is still, the fundamen:
tal principle of the Republican party, and is as
folly endorsed by me to-day as when I first
nnited with the party in South Carolina. But
while I have seen no reason to change ray
views on this fundamental principle, I admit
that I have been at least more vividly im?
pressed at the facility with which corrupt, ig?
norant, self-seeking adventurers can control a
mass of ignorant voters unaccustomed to po?
litical life.
* No one can regret more sincerely than I do
that the Republican party and the State Gov?
ernment have fallen Into such hands as they
have. No one can regret more than I do the
frequent violations of law by our executive
officers while pretending to defend the law.
No one could be more shocked than I was at
heajflng of our Chief Maglatrate publicly pro?
claiming Winchester rifles the best law lor a
great commonwealth. And no one would
more heartily unite with any honest effort to
rescue both our party and our State Govern?
ment from the clutches of those who now con?
trol them.
I am /erv well aware that in so doing i
should be violently assailed for desertion ot
party. But while I admit the necessity ol par?
ties in free governments, I do not admit that
my first allegiance is due to any party. It
should be the prime duty of any government
or any party to promote the general welfare of
the people. And whenever a party or govern?
ment becomes too corrupt, or from other
causes fails to do this, lt is high time that good
citizens should unite to substitute something
better. The Radical party in South Carolina
has clearly shown that, with Its present organi?
zation and leaders, it does not govern for the
good of the people and the general prosperity
of the State. Then it should be abandoned, or
very "radically" changed.
I am glad to observe that the press of the
State seems generally to haye come up to the
good Republican principles of "equality in the
eyes of the law" for all classes, honesty and ca?
pacity in office, &c. These are principles to
which'good Republicans will certainly not ob?
ject. Ii" Uley ?re bona fide on the part of our
former antagonista, I can see no good reason
why good Republicans should not unite with
ttaQi in order to rescue the government from
the hands of those at present ruling the State
for its ruin. It will not be an abandonment
the principles of our party, but only a uni
with our former foes who accept our principl
and join us to rescue the State from corru
and incapable hands.
Eut very great care should be taken ii
movement of this kind not to be humbugge
In some of the States such movements ha
been a mere " sham." In Virginia it may
considered a grand success. Bat in Tenness
it seems to have resulted in throwing the gc
ernment into the hands of the " irreconci
Me" Democracy. The same would doubtk
nave been the result in Mississippi and Tex
had it succeeded. Rather than have sud:
result in South Carolina, it would be better
suffer still longer the evils of the present gc
ernment. Oin- experience of the old Democi
cy has not been such as to make us trust t
implicitly to simple professions. Before co
senting to support the M Citizens' party," ^
should know something of the men who a
are to be put forward by that party as the
standard bearers. As the condition of o
support, we should require to have men wi
can be trusted to maintain the principles tl
party professes ; not the old Democrat
leaders coming forward in new gannon
for the sake of* getting the pow<
into their own hands. We have
the Republican party In South Carolin
honest, intelligent, capable and patriotic mei
both white and colored, both Northern ar
Southern born. We have in our Legislature
few who have stood out boldly and fearless
in defence of the Interests and honor of tl
State, and against the tide of corruption t
which they were surrounded. We have, eve
in our State government, two or three sue
men, finely educated, able and honest, wli
would ornament any government. These me
have had to suffer with the worst members <
their party for the defence of principles whic
"our former opponents now seem perfect!
ready to admit They have been thorough]
tried and lound true on all occasions. If th
"Citizens' party" wishes us to believe it is act
ing in good faitb, such men must not be n ej.
lected, but must have a prominent part in th
new movement. Let us Lave no odious Ali
tinctions on account of place of birth or colo
of the skin. We want Northern men, Nortli
ern capital and Northern energy to come int
the country to assist in developing its rc
It is the interest of all who desire quiet an
the prosperity ol'the State, that tho two race
should live together harmoniously; and lt is n
manifestly the interest of the colored ns of tb
white people, that the State should havo ai
economical government, and honest, capable
men to administer it. If they can bc con
vinced that their rights will . be ri?peeled b;
the "Citizens' party," all who have acquired t
little intelligence, or who are already or hopi
to become property owners, would undoubt
edly support such a movement. But if the]
see men o" known intelligence and integrity
Di character rejected by Inls new party, mere
ly because they had advocated the same prin
ciples when iL was unpopular to do so, the]
will, very natiually, suspect that the whoh
movement is intended to get the power out o
their hands, and. they will consequently r .?
ect lt.
If then, th? "Anti-Radical" press and thc
'Citizens' party" arc sincere In their proles
lions, they should not fail to consult honest
ind capable Republicans about the organiza
Jon of this new party, and the candidates who
ire tobe put forward for prominent and re?
sponsible positions. In the nominations to
the Legislature, the colored people should be
?veil represented wherever men of t heir num
jer can be lound with a reasonable amount ot
ntelligence and honesty. In this way the con
?dence of the best class of colored people may
je gained, and an honest, economical govena
nent be restored to our Stale. Such a "Cltl
tens' party" I, as a Republican, immovable in
ny attachment to the great principles of that
jarty, could heartily support.
Very truly your friend, B. 0. DONCAN.
The Press says : "We were favored on Wed
?esday last with copious rains, which have re?
vved our parched and thirsty fields and
The Press says : "For several weeks past
ain has been needed in this section. The
TODS are beginning to suffer from the effects
?drought, and, unless we are visited with
owers oi rain soon, the consequences are to
ie dreaded. Since writing the above rain has
ome In abundance."*
The News says : "The drought still cont?n?
tes to afflict ns at this time, Tuesday evening,
'he gardens In town are very much injured by I
t. Crops early up are doing tolerably well,
0 far as we have heard; but those planted late
ave not come up well, and need rain very
?uch. We hear that there was a shower
bout Stateburg on Friday night last."
The Bennettsvilie Journal says: "During
ie past three days we have been visited with
'freshing showers of rain, which after so long
dry spell as we have had recently, is the sal
ation of the crops and vegetation. Corn and
jtton are looking up and has received new lm
etusin growth. A slight fall of hall was witn?
essed on Wednesday."
The Times says : "We are glad to state that
ie long drought was ended on Tuesday last,
id the faces of our people have shortened
jont six inches. Our section is now enjoying
delightful season of rain, falling steadily ana
owly. If we had been consulted on what
iud of a rain was wanted, we should have se
cted just such as we are now having. We,
jwever, are afraid it has come too late to be
much good to the oat crop; but we are sin?
gly thaukful."
The News says: ."We had a splendid rain
1 Wednesday night last, and it bas been
?.inkling more or less ever since. Our farm?
's are now looking up with brighter counte?
nances, and are calculating bow much they
111 make this year. There have been a great
?al of fertilizers used in our couuty this year,
id if we have good seasons there will be a
rger crop made tban has been since the war.
he colored people are working well in every
urt of the county."
The Cheraw Democrat says: "So fur, the
jasons could hardly have been more favo ra?
le to the farmers. From tbe time the cotton
rst peeped above the ground, until within
ie last week, there has hardly W\;n a day that
ie laborer has been kept out of the Held on
;count of thc weather. And now, just as he
prepared for rain and begins to need it, it
>tnes, and in a way too that will satisfy the ?
lost needy. Corn and cotton are both look- <
ig veil-the only objection that can be found ,
that there ls not enough of the first planted,
id so much of the latter, that prices next fall 1
ill not be such as we counted on." |
Lancaster. j
The Ledger says: "After a protracted ?
rought of six weeks, we were favored with a
ost refreshing season on last Friday. So far
i we hear, we rain was general. Cotton is ?
rowing finely, and is very promising. As to I
?rn, we cannot speak, but very little being <
anted in this section. A severe hail storm '
sited sections of this county on last Friday,
Jing considerable damage to the wheat and i
it crops. On the plantation of Captain^ i
unes L. Reid, on Camp Creek, we learn that ,
i some places it was eighteen ladies deep,
id lay on the ground for several clays before (
eltlng." : ,
At New York, during the month of June,
the Treasury Department will sell Ave mil?
lions of gold, and buy eigh1; millions of bonds.
A million of gold will be sold on each Wednes?
day, and two millions of bonds bought on the
first, third and fifth Thursdays, and one mil?
lion on the second and fourth Thursdays.
The Senate last night passed many bills af?
fecting the district, including that known as
the Territorial bill.
A bill to prevent any municipal employer"
acting as registration officer passed, with an
amendment prohibiting any candidate for
office from serving as a judge or commissioner
of elections.
In the House, a general bill was passed
granting pensions to surviving soldiers and
sailors of the war of 1812, with amendment
including widows who had married before the
close of the war.
The biil to reduce internal taxes was takemv
up and an amendment was added that no na?
tional banks should be compelled to act as de-/
pository of public funds longer than they may
After the disposing of several sections, Hie
House adjourned until Tuesday
Affairs in Spain.
MADRID, May 28.
The Spanish Government has ordered aclose
search for the Englishmen captured by the
brigands near Gibraltar, and have assured the
English Ambassador thaf-Spain will refund
any ransoms exacted.
The manifesto in favor o. Espartero ls ex?
pected to-morrow. Prim made a speech In thc
Cones caucus in favor of Serrano.
The caucus oi the Cortes defeated the propo?
sition to Invest Serrano with royal attributes
by 22 to 12.
It is announced to-day that Prim will resign
unless Serrano assnmes regal rank.
The French Cable-The Queen's Birth?
LONDON, May 28.
.The French cable failed May 26th between
Duxbury and bl. Pierre. The business of the
French cable is transmitted by other lines.
Vessgls have departed to repair the damage.
The Queen's birthday was celebrated with
unusual festivities.
Smallpox in French Prisons.
PARIS, May 28.
It is now certain that smallpox prevails in
St. Pellaigie prison, where. Henri Rocliefort
and other journalists are imprisoned.
NORFOLK, May 28.
Official retains of the municipal election
give John B. Whitehead, Conservative candi?
date for Mayor, thirty-eight majority. The
Conservatives elected twenty-eight ont of
the thirty-seven councilmen, and the whol'?
ticket, except commissioner of revenue,
keeper of almhousc, inspector of streets and
clerk of market. It is understood the Radi?
cals will make an effort to have thc election
set aside, on thc ground of fraud nnd intimi?
Tlie Conservatives have been much excited
to-day over rumors that the commissioners of
election, who are now counting the votes, have
discovered enough illegal ballots to Insure the
election of Ellyson. It is certain that a good
many marked ballots have been thrown
out, but the commissioners decline to give
particulars. It is also said the vote in the
precinct where the ballot box was stolen, and
where Chahoon had a .large majority, has been
thrown out. The commissioners have ad?
journed until Monday.
A Plain Statement of Facts.
In the light of the facts telegraphed by your
correspondent yesterday, giving the names of
the four signers of Sampson's ball bonds-Den?
ny, Frazee, Solomon and Etter-lt appears
that your correspondent had been misinform^
ed and misled as to who were the signers.
It will be apparent to all-enemies no less
than friends-that in a maller wherein the Ju?
dicial records must, in a few days, exhibit the
facts, your correspondent could not desire to
misstate the Jaets. He desired the opposite. :
He had the information as coming from one
who had certain knowledge af the time, and
who knew whether the statement was true or 1
false. Your correspondent followed the best
lights before him, and was misled. He was 1
afterwards the first of all parties in giving the !
names of the signers, and did Ibis as soon as
Lhe bond was returned to Hie clerk of the
:ourt. Until that time the county officers,
who had official knowledge of these facts, hui <?
steadily refused to give information to our citi
sens, members ol the press, or others.
Your correspondent has made all the amends
n his power-setting the matter right at the
;arliest moment possible. In doing this, he ?
leslres to call attention to u few points: '
1. Why all this secresy as to the bondsmen '
if Sampson from Hie IGtli until the 27lh of 1
Jay ? ?
2. When the mistake was made ol' thc names
?1 tiie bondsmen, why were not the true names j
fiven then ? It was manifestly the best way t
>f correcting the error.
3. When, on the 2Gtli-ten days after thc :
iguing of thc bond-one or thc editorial corps a
>f the Southern Guardian inquired of the trial f
notice, in whose hands thc papers then were,
vhether Messrs. Scolt and Stoibrand were on
he bond, why did that officer refuse to give t
be information ? That is to say, since they a
cere not on the bond, what reason could exist J
br refusing to answer a legitimate and cour- j
eons intjuiry made for the avowed purpose of
loingjustice to the two persons mentioned? I
Die Guardian, of the28th, says: ''Although we \
lated positively (to the trial Justice) that f
mr only intention was lo state thc 1
act in our yesterday's ? issue as a mat?
er of justice? to Messrs. Scott and Stol- j
irand, if their names were not upon the bond, '
ir to confirm the allegation of TUE CHARLES- '
.ON NEWS if they were, all means ol' informa- ?
iou were withheld irom us. What may have ?
>een the reason for wishing the truth sup- 5
iressed at that particular juncture we are un- r
ible to understand."
4. While we-and "we" includes not only I
rour correspondent, but all citizens opposed lo \
lie machinations of rings-while we were t
driving by every means to bring the truth of j
his matter to light, they, the professed j
rienda of the Governor and his faction, were
>ent upon concealing this same truth. On t
vhich side, then, appears the desire to do S
:qual and exact justice to all parties con- t
:erneri ? CORSAIR, ? i
Meeting at Union Courthouse-Appoint?
ment of Delegates.
The Union Times publishes, the proceedings
of tbe County Reform Meeting, held at Union
Courthouse on Wednesday last:
The convention was organized by calling Mr.
Josiah Foster to preside over it, and appoint?
ing Mr. Glenn D. Peake as secretory. The
chair called on General Wallace to explain the
object of the meeting, which he did !n a few
pertinent remarks.
Each township except Draytonville and
Goudeysville was represented, in whole or in
On motion of A. H. Aughtry, the chairman
was requested to appoint a committee to con?
sist of one from each township, to nominate
delegates to represent this county in the State
Convention to be held In Columbia on the 15th
of June.
The chair appointed the following "as said
committee: D. A. Thomas. Santuc; W. A.
Beaty, Goshen Hill; James Ellis, Unionville; J.
W. Sartor, Simsville; Henderson Newton,
Jonesville; D. IJ. Sheldon, Cross Keys: W. H.
S. Harris, Pinckneyville; J. H. Williams,
Bogansville. There being no representation
loora Bogansville or Goudeysville, those town?
ships were not represented on the committee.
>-The committee retired to an adjoining room
'to consult, and on returning reported the fol?
lowing nominations: W. H. Wallace, J. E.
Lindsey, D. H. Sheldon, T. A. Carlisle, G. D.
Peake, W. T. Jeter, James Thomas, M. M.
Montgomery, and Daniel downey, colored. *
Gt-neral Wallace, according to instructions
?om the township meeting, brought to the no?
ce of the convention the action of Union
Township in forming a Reform Club, and in a
very eloquent and appropriate speech, urged
the importance and necessity ol' organizing
similar clubs throughout the county. At the
conclusion of General Wallace's remarks. Mr.
D. A. Thomas introduced the following :
Resolved, That in the opinion of the mem?
bers ?f this convention, lt ls expedient and
imperatively necessary that Reform clubs
should be formed in the different townships,
at aa early day as possible, for the purpose
of forwarding the Interests of the Reform party
of the district.
There being no further business, the conven?
tion adjourned. ^
Behind the Times-The Old vg. the New
[From the Columbia Phoenix.]
Our contemporary of the Sumter News, who
seems to hold that the Press Conference made
a fatal error when it suggested to the people
of South Carolina that it waa time to accept
accomplished facts-such as the fact of the Fif?
teenth amendment-and to take, as it were, a
new departure in the matter of political
movement, savs it bas taken its stand at
the pass of its Thermopylae, and inti?
mates that right there it will die. Let us
beg our contemporary not thus to die. noes
not the News understand that many of those
old time sentiments are now discarded in this
age of fast men and fast women, fast horses
and fast things in general ? Take the case of
Curtius, who leaped in the yawning gulf that
refused to -'shut up" until lt should receive the
most precious thing in Rome. Why, it is now
very generally admitted that he did a very
foolish act. To think, too, that lie should have
carried with him "his best nuit ol'armor and
his iluest norse, and did not bave Iiis life in?
sured io tile -Piedmont and Arlington," for
the benefit of Iiis family ? Why, the general
sentiment, in this common-sense age, is that
Curtius was a foolish fellow, and, did he live
now, and were be to do Hie same thing again,
who cnn doubt but that a New York Jury
would decide that at the moment just before
spurring his charger for Hie fatal leap, he was
?ion compos mentis.
Take the case of the man who thought it
was "glorious to die in arms"-who originated
the idea that "lt is sweet and honorable to die
tor one's country." Why, this thing ls now
exploded-utterly exploded, lt is now very
generally conceded that it is far belier to live for
one's country, or rather, we should say, on one's
country. "Glorious to die in arms r Absurd
thought. How more glorious to live a pollli
clau In the South, or a member of a railroad
ring, or an officeholder.
Take the case ot Cambronne, who is credit?
ed on historic page with the grand reply: "The
Old Guard dies, but does not surrender." Vic?
tor Hugo says that Cambronne made no such
reply-but responded in a word less classical
than represented, but not less emphatic. And
so we might go on and continue our illustra?
tions, to ?how that the "dead past must bury
its dead." We hope, therelore, that the Sum?
ter News will reverse its Judgment. Il' the
stranger has to say, "at Lacedemon," that the
News did die at Its Thermopylae, or if it did
dye, dyed its hair only, we will answer for it.
that an Indulgent public will adjudge its non
immolation as entirely excusable. Let us put
our house In order, not to die, but to live.
At Annapolis, on Saturday, the midshipmen
beat the Quaker City Club in the boat race.
The shoe and leather trade of Boston raised
I2G35 for the Richmond sufferers.
The wife of Senator Wilson died at Natlck.
Mass., on Saturday.
Eight hundred passengers sailed on Euro?
pean steamers from New York on Saturday.
A letter from San Domingo states that
Cubans captured and shot an agent of Valme
snda, with forty followers. Vaimesada is at
Bayarao, surrounded by Cubans.
Tlie entire Democratic judicial ticket was
elected at Memphis on Saturday.
I.'sac Herekadoy, travelling agent for seve
*al wholesale houses of St. Louis, proves to be
i defaulter for some $-10,000.
The Georgetown Radicals Denounce
the Cadetahlp Broker.
The Georgetown Times publishes, by re- !
piest, the following preamble and resolutions, j
vhich were adopted with but one dissenting i
.oice by a large and influential meeting of the 1
lepublican party, held in Georgetown on the 1
vening of the 2-1 tl? instant:
Whereas, The ex-Hor.. and Rev. B. F. Whit- ?
emore, late member of Congress from the i
?"irst Congressional District of South Carolina, i
las been declared, by Hie unanimous vote o? \
he United States House ol' Representatives. I
o be unworthy ol' a seat in that body; and. 1
whereas, the said Whittemore only escaped an 1
;cl aol expulsion by resigning bis seat. There- ?
ore, be It
Resolved, By Hie Republican party ol'Georce
ov.'n County, in mass meeting assembled
1. That having betrayed the trust committed
o him, abused the coniidence reposed in him.
nd disgraced the position to which he was ex?
ited, for venal and mercenary purposes, he is
io longer worthy of the countenance and sup- ?
iori ot the Republican party. r
.J. Thal his virtual expulsion by a Congress,
. large majority ol' whom were Radical Itepub- c
?cans, is evidence "strong as proofs of Holv 1
Vrit," that he was guilty ol' the disgraceful of- I
enees willi which he was charged, and that
he action of t hat body was just, and should be S
ustained by all good Republicans. t
3. Thai to give countenance and support to 1
Ir. Whittemore, under these circumstances, '
vould bc to censure and condemn the action *
if the great leaders of the Republican party,
.nd to justify the enemies of manhood sutTrage '
n their assertion that the colored people of Hie
South are dupes and victims ol' unscrupulous J
,nd dishonest demagogues, and, therefore, un- 1
lt to exercise Intelligently and proper] v Hie 1
ighis and privileges of the ballot-box.
4. That we applaud the conduct of the Re- 1
uiblican members of the House in rising above
larty lines to exDose and punisli the crimes 1
nd offences ol' one of its members, and Hint ?
hey are entitled to the cordial thanks of ail '
vho have the Interest and perpetuity of the 1
lepublican party at heart for their manly and \
latriotic course. I
5. That a copy of this preamble and resolu
ions be signed .by the president, and counter
igned by the secretary of this meeting, and <
brwarded to the Speaker of the House ol' Re- ]
iresentatives ol' the United States, with a j
.eqnest that lie lay them before that body. ?
The Charge of Theft against the Cadet
ship Broker-The Reform Party and
the Jane Convention.
CAMDEN, 8. C., May 2C.
In pursuance of a notice extended through
the papers of the State, Captain Thomas C.
Dunn, the opponent ot Whittemore spoke in
this place on the evening of the 24th Instant
lo a mixed audience. There were not more
than one hundred and fifty men present, of
whom one-third were white.
Captain Dunn proceeded to show that Whlt
temore's statements, that the money which he
received for the cadetship was applied to edu?
cational purposes, were untrue, by reading the
official reports of the superintendent of edu?
cation, setting forth the number, condition,
Ac, of the schools throughout the State. Re?
ferring to the report of the superintendent for
Kershaw County, he read that the school-house
for colored children was built by hinds obtain?
ed from the Freedman's Bureau, and on a nub?
ile square belonging to the Toicn of Camden,
and that the land had not been bought, but
donated for that purpose. At this point, one
ot Whittemore's friends rose and stated that
the funds had come through Mr. Whittemore.
This was true, because Mr. Whittemore had
been the agent of the Freedman's Bureau,
and therefore, tho money had passed through
his hands. Thc official report was sufficient to
show that Whittemore's pocket had not suffer?
ed In a pecuniary sense by the operation.
The speaker further showed that lind Whit?
temore given funds in ald?of education, the
receivers of his charity would have been pro?
duced by Whittemore on his trial, to prove the
fact ; that as the Republicans in Congress had
heard the proof of Whittemore's guilt, they
had unanimously declared him unworthy of a
seat among them, and that if thc voters of the
First Congressional District returned Whltte
rfrbre, they would be stultifying the leaders of
their own party, and prove to the world that
they preferred to be represented by a man
who had been kicked out and disowned by
those leaders.
Captain Dunn then went into an examina?
tion of Whittemore's character, previous to
his arrival in this State, and read a letter from
a Mr. Sheppard, of the firm of Morse, Shep?
pard & Co., of Boston. Massachusetts, received
sometime in April, confirming the statements
made in the newspapers about a year or two
ago, that Whittemore had been stealing from
hi? employer, a relation of his In Boston. The
letter stated that the writer had called upon
Mr. Shaw, the employer ol Whittemore, and
had had a long conversation with him, In the
course of which Mr. Shaw said that these
stealings had extended through a number of
years, and that the aggregate amount as ascer?
tained by the books, was $?000,but that it may
have been a good deal more which the books did
not show; that he, Mr. Shaw, had a
letter from Whittemore acknowledging the
theft, and promising to make it good when he
got able so to do; and that the cadetship;ap?
pointments were held by him. Shaw, in blank;
having beemsent to him by Whittemore In
part payment of the money stolen as above
related." The reading of this letter brought
several of Whittemore's friends to their feet,
nod one of them asked "?1 the letter was post?
marked."' Captain Dunn produced the enve?
lope and handed it to the questioner, who
read, "Boston, Mass., April -." and the
stamp of "Morse, Sheppard A Co." in the corn?
eront. This brought forth the hearty applause
of those who oppose the re-election of the
guilty Whittemore, and was very weighty
Captain Dunn was asked if be belonged to
the "Citizen's party?" He answered that If
the gentleman would tell him what was the
"Citizen's party" lie might then be able to
reply. The "gentleman" said lie had been
told so. but did not know whether or not his
authority was reliable. Captain Dunn informed
him that lils autliorIty*was very unreliable, but
asked if the "gentleman" did not believe in
the sentiments of the "Press Conference"
resolutions, because he could not be a good
Republican II he did not. The "gentleman"
said he was not prepared lo answer that ques?
tion. Dunn then,- said that he could not be
expected to reply to questions when the ques?
tioner retused or declined to answer his.
At the close ol' his remarks the adherents of
Whittemore made three feeble attempts to
cheer, while the rest of the crowd quietly dis?
persed, the majority "being convinced that
whittemore's guilt was conclusively proved,
and that Captain Dunn was an honest Republi?
can, who would legislate for the good of the
State. He is hopeful o? being elected.
On Saturday, the 28tb, a mass meeting will
be held In Camden to elect delegates to the
June Convention. The people are alive to the
necessity, and are quite hopeful of partial if
not total success.
The call was made in as public and extended
a manner as possible, and signed by many of
our most prominent men, besides by some
Republicans. The success of the Charleston
meeting was a great source ot encouragement
to the State at large, and It is very probable
that the June Convention will be composed of
men thoroughly alive to the necessities of the
times and anxious to redeem the State.
We have been blessed with very good sea?
sons lutely, and the prospects ol a good crop
have brightened very much. Thc cool weath?
er, followed by a drought of six weeks and a
great deal ol' wind, threw the crops back a
great deal, but, under these favorable seasons,
they begin to thrive again. KERSHAW.
[From the Columbia Pha-nix.l
Mr. Hans Aigner, a Prussian, who has been
for one and a half years in South Carolina,
proposes to fill orders for "settlers, laborers
and mechanics," between October 1, 1870, and
the 1st January, 1871. Mr. Aigner states that
he has made "the necessary arrangements In
Germany. France, Poland and Galicia, and
that in these countries there are "well recom?
mended farm hands," who desire next fall to
Immigrate to this State, under his direclion.
He claims lo have in Galicia, in particular, an
extensive acqu. 'ntanceand the assistance of in?
fluential personages. He calls upon all de?
sirous of obtaining laborers to send their or?
ders to him at Georgetown, care of Dr. A. M.
Foster. Communicate with him and he will
jive lils terms. Dr. A. M. Foster, a well
inewn citizen of Georgetown, and a member
rf the Executive Committee of the State Agri?
cultural and Mechanical Society, strongly en
lorses the claims ol' Mr. Aigner to the couli
leuce ol'the public. He says that Mr. Aigner
s a'tery Intelligent Prussian, who is in cor?
respondence, oil the subject of immigration,
arith several persons in Prussia-one ol'them,
Prince von Blucher-grand-son of the old
iVaterloo general ol' that name. In n'ne, Dr.
.?oster expresses his confidence in Mr. Aigner"8
ibillty to perform all he promises.
We place the matter before the public.
[From the Sumter News.]
On Friday last, at 1 o'clock P. M.. quite an
exciting affair look place at Emanuel Church,
lear the depot. In this town.
A large number of thc colored people were
ollected (B. F. Whittemore among them.l
o hear speeches and make arrangements tor a
l?enle and Sunday-school celebration.
In the midst ol the proceeedings, a shot was
suddenly heard, and a ball came flying through
he window, and passed near the head of a
'school marm" present, who is said to have
eaped over three benches at one jump In her
Immediately the crowd rushed out shouting,
'kill bim ! kill him!"
Proceeding to the pump, about two hundred
rards distant, from which the shot came, they
bund that Tiller, the colored pump-minder,
vas the guilty man. It appears that in hand?
ing a pistol it was accidentally discharged by
lim, and so the matter ended.
Had Tiller been a white man, it is probable
hat before this the Radical papers would have
lounded through the land the startling news
hat an attempt had been made in Sumter by
he bloody Ku-Klux to murder the whole con?
gregation at Emanuel Church with one pistol
A meeting of the directors and stockholders
jl'the Cheraw and Salisbury Railroad Com
jany has been called, for June the 2d. The
jlace appointed for this meeting is Albemarle,
Stanley County, North Carolina.
Latest from the Border.
The Fenian invasion, as far as the movement
in the direction ot St. Albans, Vt., is concern?
ed, has exploded. Yesterday's telegrams state
that soon alter the arrest of General O'Neil the
Fenian officers held a long council of war, and
decided that it was useless, with the small
number of men at their command, to make
any further attempts at invading Canadian soil,
and, in consequence, the roads loading from
Franklin to St Albans, Vt, are lined with re?
turning wearers ol the green. It is stated
that there is not now a Fenian Jn the former
village, and that guns, ammunition, blankets
and other paraphernalia of war are scattered
about in great abundance, and are being
picked up by the farmers and villagers.
The rank and file complain bitterly of their
officers, and say they do not understand their
business. One thing is deemed evident, name?
ly, that the point chosen for crossing the line
was the most uniavorable one, and could have
been bettered by going half a mile distant,
where there was an open field. As lt was, the
enemy was entrenched behind rocks, and had
a decided advantage. An aid of General
O'Neil says oue thousand men could not have
driven the Canadians from their position,
which naturally was a very strong one, and
the Fenians, for the most part, became sadly
demoralized at the first volley of Canadian
musketry, and the officers had little or no con?
trol over them. Some witnesses of the fight,
who were officers in the late war, do not hesi?
tate to affirm that the most shabby military
tactics were displayed, and that the result
would have been different had the affair been
managed differently.
General O'Neil could not prevent his arrest,
however much he might have been disposed.
General Foster, the United States District Mar?
shal, was very firm with him, and told him
that his life was endangered li' he made any
resistance or attempted to escape. On the ar?
rest of O'Neil, Boyle O'Rielly took command,
and he has written private letters to General
O'Neil, endorsed by H. S. Hart, reporter of the
Free Press, M. B. Carpenter, reporter for the
Troy Press, H. C. Tuttle, reporter for the Port?
land Herald, and C. H. Tuttle, reporter for the
Boston Advertiser, assuring the General that
he need not fear that his name will sustain one
iota of blemish. General O'Neil is now in the
common jail at Burlington.
ST. ALBANS, May 27.
It turns out that the Fenians who left here
this forenoon only proceeded north about two
and a half miles, where it was expected a
council was tobe held. The council was merely
a discussion of the situation by the men them?
selves. General Spear was near the main body,
and read to various little squads that gathered
about his carriage the favorable telegrams that
he had received from Hie fight near Malone.
His object was to convince the Feniuns
that they ought to go to the aid of their
comrades at that point, but they were not
easily convinced. They condemned the
management of General O'Neil in em?
phatic terms, and said they had but little
faith in the oilier leaders. They remained at
the point above named until about .'J o'clock,
when they commenced marching back to town
in military order, reaching here about 4
o'clock. On their arrival here the news of the
Fenian repulse near Trout River quickly
spread among them, and their only talk was
of obtaining transportation hence at the
earliest moment. General Gleason, who lias
certainly been in town to-day, notwithstand?
ing his reported presence at Malone, left in the
noon train for the latter point, lie was In con?
stant conversation willi Fenian oflicers.und
meu, but the result shows he had little or
no influence in controlling the movements.
At 4 o'clock this afternoon the Fenian officers,
Colonel John H. Brown, of Lawrence, Mass.,
and Captain Monahan, of Burlington, Vt.,
were arrested upon warrants made out by
United States District Attorney B. F. Fifield.
No resistance was offered. Shortly after they
were arraigned before United States Commis?
sioner Rand, and in default of {5000 ball each,
were ordered to be committed. Others are
likely to -*e arrested if they remain about
there. A report hos been received that Thomas
Murphy, from St. Albans, who was captured by
the Canadians, near Cook's Corner, is to be
hung to-morrow. Murphy has a family of chil?
dren residing two or three miles from this
village. ..
A large and enthusiastic crowd gathered at
the depot this evening to witness the arrival
of Generals Meade, McDowell, Hunt, Van Vllet
and Ingalls. These officers were immediately
driven to the Weldon House, where they have
headquarters. Quite a number of telegrams
from Washington, Malone and other points,
were handed General Meade as he steDped
from the cars. A portion of the United States
troops lrom Fort Warren, that have been here
for two or three days, left this evening for Ma?
lone, in company with three companies that
arrived here on the train.
A large number of Fenians left for their
homes to-day. Still many remain, who are
marching about the streets in excellent spir?
its. Tims lar they have perpetrated no mis?
chief, owing to the United States troops. The
citizens treat them kindly, and furnish them
willi considerable provisions.
TORONTO, May 28-P. M.
All is quiet on the Niagara and Detroit Iron
tiers. Eight Fenians were killed and twenty
wounded yesterday. The excitement hos
ceased and business has been resumed, though
tile border is still closely guarded by regulars
and volunteers. Advices from the Red River
expedition are favorable.
Two large store-houses are In process of con?
struction at Cheraw.
Mr. Carlow Lynch, Hie oldest citizen ol
Cheraw, is dead.
A colored man and a mule were struck by
lightning on Dr. Patterson's plantation about
six miles from Bennettsville, and instantly
killed, on Wednesday last.
Srjirta ono imnislivng <?>oooe.
* ? ? *
* ? * *
C O T T ' S
(Suspenders and Shoulder Braces combined.)
jauu emosDac
Al British clipper Bark VILLAGE
QUEEN, McGay, commander, capacity 1148 ^
bales Savannah Cotton, will have immediate des?
For engagements, apply to
may28-smw3 _WILLIAM ROACH A CO.
The First Class British Brig "JOHN L.
PYE," of small capacity.
For Freight engagements appy to
J. A. ENSLOW A CO., Agents,
may25_No. 141 East Bay.
The safe, fast sailing and comfortably ap?
pointed Yacht "ELEANOR" will make two*
trips dally to Fort Sumterand the other point
historic interest In the harbor, leaving South
Commercial Wharf at 10 A. M. and 3 P. M. The
Yacht can also bc chartered for private parties on
reasonable terms. For passage or charter apply
next door Bouth of tbc Mills House, or to. the
Captain on board. mayl4
The Screw Steamship J. W. EVER-^f fiBfe.
MAN'. Hinekly, Commander, will sail2fflfifii2
ror Philadelphia, direct, on FBIDAT, June 3d, at
ll o'clock A. M., from Brown's South Wharf.
49-Insurance by the steamers of this Line %
per cent. i
For Freight engagements, or Passage (cabin
$15,) apply to
may30-mtutlif4_No. l Union Wharves.
The fine Steamship " FALCON," ^fsCAa.
Horsey, Commander, will sall for Baltl-SU^E
more on THURSDAY, 2d June, at 8:30 A. K
Connecting with the Bremen Steamer, "LEIP?
ZIG, of the 16th.
49" Philadelphia Freights forwarded to that
city by railroad from Baltimore without addi?
tional Insurance, and Consignees are allowed am?
ple time to sample and sell their Goods from
the Railroad Depot in Philadelphia.
may30-3_No. 2 Union Wharves.
The Al side-wheel Steamship TEN-^fsS^b.
NESSEE, Chichester, Commander, frfu J*fflfflR
Bau lor New York on TUESDAY, May ?t.st, at e
o'clock P. M, from Pier No. 2, Union'Wharves,
connecting with daj Passenger Trains from Co?
lumbia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M.
The TENNESSEE will make close connection
with Liverpool Steamship COLORADO, of Messrs.
Williams A Guion's Line, sailing June 8th.
Insurance by the Steamers of this une X per
For Freight engagements, or passage, having
very superior stateroom accommodations, all on
deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER,
HUGER A CO., No. 26 Broad street, or to WM. A.
COURTENAY. No. 1 Union Wharves. may26-?
Captains and Stewards are respect- ^SffMrnx.
fully invited to cali and examine the^^fiaK
quality and prices of our GOODS. Full weight
guaranteed. Delivered free of expense.
No. 275 King street, opposite HaseL
Charleston, S. c.
M9~ Branch of No. soo Broadway, New York.
Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. _ . ?JT
Carol! White, will sail from Charles-ja?S??BSC
ton for above places every TCESDAY Montane, as
8 o'clock.
Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort
early WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the
above named Landings on her rome to
Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A CO.
The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain 0. - . ?IT^a>
Carroll White, will leave Charlea-ddBBBG
ton every THURSDAY MOKM.NO, at 8 o'clock, for
above places.
The PILOT BOY win leave Savannah every
FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 3 o'clock, touching at
Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting
at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships for
New York
The PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and returning
from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN A 00.
The Steamer MARION, Captain - ,?T*k
W. F. Adair, is now receivingdpaHlSC
Freight at Accommodation W>harf, and will leave
TO-MORKOW NIGHT, the 31st Instant.
Freight and wharfage prepaid.
For engagements, apply to
may30-2D&c_No. 177 East Bay.
The Steamer EMILIE, Captain P.
C. Lewis, will receive Freight THIS,_
DAY at South Commercial Wharf, ana leave as
above on TUESDAY MORNING, May 3lst, at 6
Returning will leave Georgetown on THURSDAY
MORNING, June 2d, at 6 o'clock.
may30-l No. 1 Boyce's Wharf.
CHARLESTON, S. C., May U, 1870. /
On and after Sunday, May 15th, the Passenger
Trams upon the South Caroma Railroad will run
as follows:
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta.4.26 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.8.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.46 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.30 P. M.
(Sundays excepted.)
Leave Charleston.s.SO P. M.
Leave Augusta.6.00 P- M.
Arrive ar- Augusta.7.06 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6.40 A. M.
(Sundays excepted.)
Leave Charleston.,.7.30 P. M.
Leave Columbia.7.60 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia.8.00 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6.46 A. M.
Leave Charleston.2.60 P. M.
Arrive at Summerville.4.10 P. M.
Leave Summerville.7.10 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.8.26 A. M.
Camden and Columbia Passenger Trains OD
tween Camden and Ringville daily, (Sundays ex?
cepted,) connects with up and down Day Pas?
sengers at Ringville.
Leave Camden.*.6.36 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.ILSA A. M.
Leave Columbia.-.too P. M.
Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. au
ff. T. PEAKE,
mayl3 General Superintendent
combined, go to^^
No 156 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hotel,
Charleston. S. C._decl4 amos
N'o. 155 Meeting street, opposite Charleston Hot?}
" Charleston, a. C. decl4 emoh

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