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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 2025.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY lt, 1*72.
EIGHT DOLLARS A YEAR.
THE WAR-SPELL BROKEN.
The Convention Nominates
Greeley and Brown.
THE CINCINNATI PLATFORM
The Struggle for Keform
".BUre OUT TOB FAZ SE, SINO IN THE \
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TAX NEWS.]
BALTIMORE, Wednesday night, Joly 10.
The second day of the Democratic National
Convention developed a different state of j
affairs from that witnessed at any pre viona
Democrat) j fathering. There was not that
grand to wir: og and overwhelming enthusiasm
which went forth from the office-holders'
throats in Philadelphia, to compliment their
renominated candidate. But there was a
hearty and sincere feeling that the Democratic
party was doing the best thing that could be
done Cor tbe benefit ot tbe country. .
Two things alone seemed to arouse enthusi?
asm, and these brought out tremendous ap?
plause; they were the names of Greeley and
of South Carolina. Your State may well be
proud of Its record here. The speech of the
Hon. M. P. O'Connor was the speech of the
convention. He silenced Senator Bayard
effectually, and created for himself a last?
ing name. It was declared on all Bides
that oratory, as of old, bas Its fount in the
Palmetto State. Even Governor Hoffman,
leading seventy BOlld votes for Greeley and
himself a national man holding the eyes and
ears ot the convention, did not create a tithe
of tao enthusiasm created by Mr. O'Cor nor.
The New Yorkers say that, after the election
of Mr. Greeley, South Carolina politically will
beYt$xt to Aeio York in his benevolent heart.
A great feature of the convention to-day
was the music by the band. It consisted of
internalngllng3 of Yankee Doodle, Dixie, Hall
Columbia and My Maryland. All were ap?
The stubborn resistance of the Delaware
delegation to the nomination ot Mr. Greeley
was a matter of great regret. When the Penn-1
sylvania delegation, which had twenty-one op?
posing votes, proposed to make the nomina?
tion unanimous, everybody expected that
Delaware wonld second tie proposition
with her Biz votes. As she failed
to do this, the rest of the delegates
grow-very indignant, and the cry was raised
that somebody ought to hitch a pair or mules
to the State and drag lt overboard. Bat Dela?
ware yields now and supports the ticket.
Georgia, too, ts entirely satisfied to vote for j
Greeley and Brown. The last wrinkle ls
smoothed out, and all ls peace.
Augustus Schell, of New York, is elected
chairman, and McCormick, of Illinois, vice- j
chairman oi the Democratic National execu?
^ very body here believes that Horace Gree?
ley will'be the next President ot the United
THE H. LSD- WRITING ON THE WALL.
Effect of tbe Baltimore Nominations on
the Washington Officials--Secretary
Bo ut well Talks Big for Orant. but the
: People Pronounce for Greeley.
[8PI0IAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.]
WASHINGTON, Wednesday Night, July 10,
The Baltimore nominations make a pro?
found impression in official circles here, ann
are received by the people generally with un?
The only official of note who attempts to
underrate the* Baltimore action ls Secretary
BoutwelL, who professes to believe that Grant
will be re-elected by as large a majority as
four yean ago. By what process of reasoning
he reaches thia ?age conclusion does not ap?
Certainly there are more Greeley menin
Washington to night than any one, a week
ago, wonld have dreamed there would be, and
lu-ihe Executive departments there ls to-day a
boldness of utterances among officials In favor
ot Greeley that surprises even the most In
dlffeiant ol Grant's opponents.
Already, since shortly after twelve o'clock
to-day, hall a dozen big Greeley and Brown
flags have been flung to the breeze across
Penn ay ?vania avenue and other leading busi?
ness streets. The citizens are actively can?
vassing the chances of the campaign, and
discussing the preliminaries of several Gree?
ley club organizations to be Immediately
THE NOMINATIONS AND THE PLAT?
Report of tbe Committee on Platform??
Protest of Senator Bayard-A Stir.
' ring Speech by tbe lion. JU. P. O'Con?
nor-The Cincinnati Platform Adopt,
ed-Nomination of Horace Greeley and
B. Grata Brown.
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ]
BALTIMORE, July 10.
The delegates were generally in their seats
lu the hall of the convention by ten o'clock
'?. M. A fine brass band, located in the
upper gallery, entertained the audlenoe with
various aire, of which "My Maryland"
"Yankee Doodle" were equally applau
At a quarter after ten, Chairman Doolltth
nounced that the hour to which the con
Hon adjourned had arrived, and, calling
convention to order, called upon the Rev.
Leburne, of Baltimore, who addressed
Throne of Grace. The chair then annout
that, for the convenience of the member
the convention and the press, every pei
rising to make a motion or speak should
nonnce his name and State.
Cabell, of Arkansas, asked for seats, by c
tesy, lor five delegates from Arkansas In ex>
ot their regular cumber. Agreed to.
Mr. Burr, o? Connecticut, announced I
the committee on resolutions were read
report the platform, and, at his request, R<
lng clerk Perrin read the report, recoman
lng the adoption of "the resolutions aire
adopted by the Liberal Republican Cont
tlon in Cincinnati." [Cheers] In ordert
there should be no misapprehension ea
these resolutions, Mr. Burr called for tl
reading In full to the convention, which \
done, each plank In the platform being
celved with applause. The "one-term" ri
was especially well received. A call tor th
cheers at the close elicited a partial resper
Mr. Burr explained that the resolutions w
the Cincinnati platform exactly; nothing adi
and nothing excluded. This platform i
adopted in the committee by all the States
cept Delaware, Mississippi and Oregon,
moved the adoption of the report, and ur
that moved the previous question.
Senator Bayard, ot Delaware, inquii
whether the previous question, another na
for the gag-law, had became the law o
Democratic convention, without notice to I
delegates. The chair said the convention I
adopted Ute rules of the House of Represen
Uves; so the motiop ot Mr. Burr was In ord
and not open to debate. Varions genllem
appealed for a withdrawal of the motion,
order to allow a short debate. Burr said
felt compelled to decline. A scene of gr?
confusion followed. Calls of "question," "<
bate," added to the din. On the motion to si
tain the previous question the call of Stal
was ordered, and, being taken, resulted ye
553, naya 76. Governor Hoffman in cast!
bis united vote of New York In the affine
live, said that some of the delegates, hlmsi
among the number, were opposed to t e pt
vlous question. Hanck, ol Ohio, denied l
right of his delegation to cast the voie as
unit, and asked to have bis vote record?
The chair announced that Mr. Burr, of Co
nectlcut, was now entitled to one hour to d
bate the resolutions; also that the gentlemi
from Delaware, Mr. Bayard, appealed for t<
minutes. Burr conceded this request,
Bayard ls a member ol the committee on res
Bayard took the platform, and said th
wbUe there was no disposition to carp at, ai
eppose, men because of former political opl
ions, be boped the great Democratic organlz
tion would be allowed to have an Independe!
expression of Its own honest sentiment
[Cheers.] Why take, cut-aud dried, the res
lutlons el another organization ? [Applause
Why have the opinions of other men, ni
chosen by us, forced down onr throats as ot
expression ? It ls proposed here that we sha
go before the country, for the first time, witt
ont our own Independent expression of pr!nc
pies. It ls not Just or wise io ask us to g
Into this campaign under the clothing of
minority. [Calls of Time. Time ] The cha!
announced that Mr. Burr, out ot n
spect for the minority, consented t
give Bayard ten minutes more. At
other Connecticut delegate objected t
any man's occupying the time of the coi
ventlon in this way. [Applause and hisses.
The chair called the convention to order, an
temlnded the delegates that "ibis is a dellbe
rai ive assembly," and urged a respectful hear
lng of any one who occupied the floor, wheth
er they approved his sentiments or not. Bay
ard finally resumed, arguing the necessity lo
some expression o? opinion upon the questloi
of the exercise of Federal military power
under the color of legislation, to enforce tin
fourteenth and fifteenth constitutional amend
menis. If the convention failed In this then
would be a serious disappointment. In con
elusion, he entered his protest against tb<
pending motion to adopt the report as t
whole, and asked for a separate vote on the
several distinct propositions pending.
Speech or the Hon. M. P. O'Connor,
Mr. M. P. O'Connor, of South Carolina, re?
gretted that there should have been any dif?
ference of opinion here. All other lssuef
should be merged In the single one of defeat
lng ihe re-elecilon of the present national ad
mn 1st ration. He said that the reconstruction
acts and the thirteenth, fourteenth and fif?
teenth cons-, tl i uti on ai amendments had oeen
accepted. Public opinion was higher than
governments, and superior to auy declara?
tions ot a convention. [Applause.] There
was nothing lett as an Issu* now, but to save
the nailon from destruction by corruption.
He reviewed and criticised the foreign policy
of the administration, and urged a union of the
whole natlor to delaat the unhallowed pur?
poses and st? Hless policy of the present gov.
ern ment. [An allusion to ihe prospective
eieotlon of Greeley was received with great
applause.] As to the fifteenth amendment,
he said he would be the last man to attempt
to wrest from the four millions of freed men
the right of suffrage. [Great applause.]
The Vote on the Platform.
Judge Began, o? Texas, followed, and said
lt was supposed among his people that the
Democratic party could not succeed at this
election with a distinct Democratic party;
therefore they had come here to unite with
their brethren from the whole country in
effecting such an arrangement as will unite
the Democrats with air the honest opponents
of the administration. It was wisdom, there?
fore, to take the Cincinnati platform. Why
refuse to accept the situation, and make the
best of lt? Mr. Barksdale, of Mississippi,
asked If lt was admissible to take a separate
vote on each resolution ? The chair answered
no, as the previous question has been ordered.
Barksdale then Bald: "I ask for the unani?
mous consent of the convention to a division
of the vote." [Cries of No ! No !]_McRae, o1
Tennessee, made frantic efforts to" obtain the
floor, and was finally recognized by the chair,
and proceeded with an excited protest against
the cutting off of debate. [Cries of "Sit
down 1" "Call the roll !" "Call the roll !"] The
roll of the States was called on the main ques?
tion, the adoption of the platlorm, which re?
sulted-yeas 662, nays 70.
The Cincinnati and Baltimore Platform
We, the Democratic electors of the United
?tates, In National Convention assembled,
present the following principles, already pro?
claimed at Cincinnati, as essential to just gov?
First. We recognize.the equality of all men
before the law. and hold that lt ls the duty of
th", government, tn Us dealings with the peo?
ple, to mete out equal and exact Justice to all,
THE HON. HORACE GREELEY.
or whatever nativity, race, color or persuasi?n,
religious or political.
Second. Wo pledge ourselves to maintain
the Union of these States, emancipation and
enfranchisement, and to oppose any reopening
of the questions settled by the thirteenth,
fourteenth and fifteenth amendments ol the
Third. We demand the Immediate and abso?
lute removal ol' all disabilities Imposed on
account of the rebellion? which was Una ly
subdued seven years ago, believing that uni- !
versal amnesty wilt? result in the complete j
pacification of all sections of the country.
Founh. Local self-government, with impar?
tial suffrage, will guard the rights of all elli- j
zeoB more securely than any centralized
power. The publlo welfare requires the su?
premacy of thc civil over the military author?
ity, and the. freedom of persons under the
protection of the habeas corpus. We demand
for the individual tne largest liberty consistent |
with public order lor the States' self-govern?
ment, and for the nation a return t . the me- J
thuds ol oace and the constitutional limitation
Flilh. The civil service of the government
has become a mere instrument of partisan
tyranny aud personal ambition, and an object
of selfish greed. It ls a scandal and reproach
upon our tree Institution?, and breeds a de?
moralization dangerous to the perpetuity of |
Bepublcan government. We, therefore, re?
gard a ihnroHgh rr form of the civil service as
one of the most pressing necessities of the
hour; that honesty, capacity and fidelity con?
st it tue the only valid claims to public employ
mem; that the offices ol the government cease
to be a matter ot arbitrary favoritism and pa?
tronage, and that public Btatlons become again
posts of honor. To this end lt Is Imperatively
required that no Presidentshall be a candidate
Sixth. We demand a system of Federal tax?
ation which shall not unnecessarily Interlere
with the Industry of the people, and which
shall provide means necessary to pay the ex?
penses of the government, economically ad?
ministered, pensions, the Interest, on the pub- j
lie debr, and a moderate reduction, annually,
of the principal thereof, and recognizing that
there are In our midst honest, but irreconcila?
ble differences of opinion with regard to the
respective sy-tems of protection and free
trade, to remit the discussion ol the subject to I
th? people In their Congressional districts, [
and to the decision ot Congress thereon,
wholly Iree of executive Interference or dicta?
Seventh. The public credit must be sacredly
maintained, and we denounce repudiation In
every lorm and guise.
Eighth. A speedy return lo specie payments
is demanded alike by the highest considera?
tion? of commercial morality and honest gov?
Ninth. We remember with gratitude the
heroism and sacrifice ot the soldiers and sail?
ors of the Republic, and no act of ours shall
ever detract ! rom their Justly earned fame or
the full reward of their patriotism.
Tenth. We are opposed to all further grants
of lands to railroads or other corporations.
The public domain should be held sacred io
Eleventh. We hold that lt ls the duty of tho
'.-overnmeut, In Its Intercourse with loreign
nations, to cultivate the friendship of peace
by treating with all on fair and equal t-rms.
regarding lt alike dishonorable either lo de?
mand what ls not right, or lo submit to what
Twelith. For the promotion and successor
theBft vital principles, and the support of the
candidates nominated by this convention, we
Invite and cordially welcome ihe co op?rai Ion
of all patriotic citizens without regard to pre?
vious political affiliation.
At the close of the calls, when Delaware
voted No, lhere were loud hisses. The chair
appealed to the convention to treat with re?
spect the vote of any and every State. The
delegates said the disturbance was In the gal?
leries. Before the vote was announced, per?
mission was asked by the chairman of the
Alabama delegation to make an explanation ot
a change which he desired to make In the
record of Alabama's votp. Objection being
made, the chairman ruled that while Al ibama
had a right to change the voie, he could not
explain the reasons. Subsequently, unani?
mous consent being accorded, Shorter, of Ala?
bama, took two minutes to explain thai there
were in the pending resolutions some state?
ments rather than declaration of principles
whloh some of his delegation cnfild not en?
dorse without explanation or without stultifi?
cation. Having said this, he changed the Ala?
bama vote from 12 ayes and 8 noes to 30 ayes.
The nays on ordering the previous question
upon the adoption of the report of the commit?
tee were : Alabama 10, Arkansas 2, Delaware
6, Florida 2, Georgia 21, Louisiana 10, Mary?
land 2, Missouri 4, Nevada 6, New Jersey 18<
Oregon G, Pennsylvania21, South Carolina ll,
Texas 16, Virginia 22, West Virginia 2.
The naya upon the adoption of the platform
were : Delaware G, Florida 2, Georgia 19, Mis?
sissippi 9, Missouri 2, New Jersey 9, Oregon 6,
Pennsylvania 7, West Virginia 2.
The Nomination of Candidates.
Governor Hoffman, of New York, presented
the petition of fifteen thousand Germans of the
City ol New York, relative to a nomination of |
a candidate for President. It was sent to the
desk where lt was read by the secretary. It J
recommends the nomination of Greeley and
Brown, and expresses belief they will receive
the hearty support of the Germans, regardless
of past party affiliations, as the best nomina?
tions that can be made. [Cheers.]
Bay, of Indiana, offered an amendment to
the rules providing that on the calling of each
State its chairman shall state how the delega?
tion votes, and nts statement alone shall be
taken. The amendment was accepted by the
mover of the original resolution, and adopted
viva voce. Snowbrook, of Illinois, presented
the name of Horace Greeley as the Democratic
candidate for President. LCheere.J The roll
was called, and each vote lor Greeley was re?
ceived with cheers. The ballot resulted :
Greeley, G8G; James A. Bayard, 15 ; J. D. Black,
21; Groesbeck 2.
All the votes cast for Greeley, except the
six votes of Delaware and nine of New Jersey,
which were cast for Bayard; two votes ol
West Virginia cast for Groesbeck, and twenty
one votes of Pennsylvania cast for Judge
Black. Pennsylvania cast two blank votes.
When Governor Hoffman rose to cast the
vote of New York her delegation were greet?
ed with three cheers. Order being restored,
Governor Hoffman disputed Missouri's promise
to give Greeley the largest majority of any
State in the Union, and said that New York's
majority would be larger than Missouri's total
vote. Be also expressed his regret that there
had been any division of vote here. He knew
that those who did not vote tor Horace Gree?
ley were acliDg conscientiously, but he de?
sired to appeal to them. New York 1B a Dem?
ocratic State. It had more than four hundred
thousand Democratic voters, and, when these
were ready to sacrifice personal preferences
and prejudices on the altar "o? the country, be
hoped their brethren elsewhere would do the
same. [Great cheers.]
After the chair bad announced the result of
the ballot, Wallace, of Pennsylvania, took
the platform and was received with cheers.
He enid: "In obedience to the decision of
public sentiment in bis State their delegation
bad cast part of their vote against the,
gentleman who, by. the usages and customs of
the Democratic party, ls now the nominee for
the Presidency. : They would yield to the |
decision, and accept the result which the
great high court of appeal of the party had
decided." In conclusion, by instructions of j
his delegation, he moved that the nomination
be made unanimous. [ wild cheers, music.
"Battle Cry of Freedom," followed by "Hall to
the Chief."] When the music ceased a scene
was lowered at the rear of the stage, pre?
senting a view of the White House. [Ap-1
pl au se.] Order being restored, the motion of |
Wallace that the nomination be made unani?
mous was put and carried, with one or two
Nomination of a vice-President.
B. Gratz Brown was nominated for vice
President, and upon a call -of the Slates re-;
celved 713 votes, Stevens of Kentucky 6, and
blanks 13. The blanks were Florida 2, New
Jersey 9, and West Virginia 2. Delaware vo?
ted for Stevenson. On motion of Chalmers, of
Mississippi, the nomination was made nnanl-1
Bouck, of Wisconsin, moved a resolution
appoint lng a committee of one from each
State, to be named by the respective delega-1
lions, lo apprise the candidates of their nomi*
nation. Payne, of Ohio, moved to amend by
adding "the president of the convention to be
chairman." Agreed to. On motion of Leahan,
of Ohio, a r?solu'lon was adopted that, on ad-1
lournment, the convention would, with music,
escort the New York and Missouri delegations
to their quarters. A resolution was adopted
leaving the place of the next national conven?
tion to be decided by the national committee; I
also, resolutions of thanks to John T. Ford, lo j
Frederick Balne and to Baltimore for courte
Bl?s; also, thanks to Mr. Doolittle for the able
and Impartial manner in which he has presided
over the convention. Thayer, ol New York,
made a few remarks eulogizing Greeley. The
chairman returned thanks for the kind expr?s*
slons towards him, and Invoked the blessing of
Providence upon the efforts of the convention.
HURRAHING FOR GREELEY.
How the Liberal-Democratic Nomina?
tions wera J&ecelved.
ATLANTA, July 10.
The nomination of Oreeiey gives very gen?
eral satisfaction here.
NEW ORLEANS, July 10.
A salute was fired to-day in honor of Gree?
ley and Brown's nomination. There ls a rati?
fication meeting la Lafayette Square to?
MOBILE, July 10.
The Mobile Register to-morrow prints the
names of Greeley and Brown at the head of Its ?
WILMINGTON, July 10.
The nomination of Greeley and Brown by
the Baltimore Convention gives universal
satisfaction arnon* the Conservatives and
Democrats here. The Slate canvass ls pro?
gressing amid unusual excitement. Both par?
ties ure making tremendous efforts. Secre?
taries Boutwell and Delano will make two
speeches each for the Republicans within the
next two weeks. The Conservatives have a
great mass meeting at Weldon on the 12lb,
and at Raleigh on the 16th. Carl Schurz,
Trumbull, Frank Blair, Tnurman and other
distinguished speakers ore expected. Exten?
sive preparations have been made, and a large
gaiberlng of the people from all portions of
the State is looked for at boib points. Nearly
every county is being thoroughly caovaased,
and In some of them the candidates are ma?
king two speeches per day. The elections
take place on the 1st of Augast. and lt ls
thougnt the last week of the canvass will be
the most exciting ever witnessed lu the State.
THE LAST OF THE BOLTERS.
They liane an Address and Call a Con
BALTfifonB, July to.
The bolters' convention adopted au address
to the American people, and, after issuing a
call for a national Democratic; convention, to
meet In Louisville on September 3d, adjourned
sloe die. The officers ol the convention were:
President, Samuel J. Bayard, of Delaware;
vice-presidents, E. F. Stokes, of South Caro?
lina, James Sweeny, of Pennsylvania, Ezra
Keyspr, of Texa9, and Jesse Miller, of West
Virginia; secretaries, James Sherwood, of
Connecticut, and 8. J. Clute, of New York.
The Louisiana Democratic Reform State
central committee have united upon Govern?
or John McEnery and Lleutenant-Governor B.
Greeley and Brown Interviewed each other
in New York, on Tuesday.
The Female suffragists are disgusted that
the Democratic Convention said nothing about
them, and declr.re that they Intend to work
lor the Philadelphia nominees.
A Review or Past Political Struggle?.
Those who take an Interest In the Presiden?
tial elections, from Washington to Grant, will
find a brief review ol them below. The purity
of the ancient order of things with us, and
the general quiet in the early contests, except
when the election of Jefferson was thrown
into the House and Burr made vice-President,
the new era of Monroe, all con'rast strangely
with the turbulence which from time to time
has since prevailed:
Five periods in our political history are
thus summed up:
L The Washingfonian or Federal period of
twelve years, including the administrations ol
Washington and John Adams, ending in 1600.
2. The Jeffersonian or old Republican period
of twenty years, embracing Jefferson, Madison
and first four years of Monroe, ending In 1820.
3. Eight rears, from the second election of
Monroe to the first election of Jackson, ending
4. Tbe stormy Democratic period of thirty
THE HON. B. GRATZ BROWN.
two years, from Jackson to Lincoln, ending in
5. The period of the Republican party of
twelve years, from Lincoln to the present day.
W ABBINGTON-EIGHT YE ABS.
1796-THE FIRST PARTY CONTEST.
The lotal electoral rote cast was.133
A narrow escape for Aflame, notwithstand?
ing the support he received from Washing?
ton's administration. The results were the
election itf Adams as President and Jefferson
as Vice President.
1800-SECOND CONTEST-ADAMS AND JEFFER?
John Jay. 1
Tnere bel?g a tie between Jefferson and
burr, the election was carried Into the House.
Jefferson became President and Burr Vice
1804-THE CHANGE IN THE CONSTITOTION.
In this comest the Republican candidates
were Jefferson and George Clinton, of New
York. The Federalists nominated Charles C.
Pmckney, ol South Carolina, for President,
and Ruins King, of New York, for vice-Presi?
dent. The remit was :
For the Republican ticket.162 I
For the Federal ticket.iv. 24 I
1808-FIRST ELECTION OP MADISON.
For Madison.122 | For Plnckney.47
George Clinton (113 voles) was, with Madi?
son, elected Vice-President.
1812-MADISON'S SECOND ELECTION.
Rep. Ticket....Madison.128 Gerry..131
Federal ticket. .De Will Clinton 89 Ingersoll 86
1816-FIRST ELECTION OF MONROE.
James Monroe, for President, and Daniel
D. Tompkins, ol New York, lor vice-President,
were elected by 183 electoral votes, against 34
for Rufus King, the Federal candidate lor
President, these 34 votes being dlstrlouted
I among several candidates.
1820-MONROE'S SECOND ELECTION.
Monroe was re-elected President by every
electoral vote save one, and Tompkins
was re elected vice-President by 218 votes,
1824.-The last Congressional Presidential
Nominal lng Caucus was held this year, and lt
was in favor oi Crawford, but it was a signal
failure. Thu Pnuririentlul rji.ndiria.ie* wara
Audi ed Jackeuu, John Quincy Adams, William
H. Crawford and Henry Clay, aud the votes
were thus divided :
For Jackson.99 I For Crawford.41
For Adams.84 | For Clay.37
The election was thrown Into tne House.
On the first ballet Adams, was oleoied, having
received the votes ot 13 States, against Jack?
son 7, Crawford 4.
1828-JACKSON AGAINST ADAMS.
Jackson, In this contest, was triumphantly
.elected, his electoral vote being 178 to 83,for
1832-JACKSON'S SEOOND ELECTION.
Andrew Jackson, Democrat.219
Henry Clay, National Reuubllcan.49
Jnnn Flovd (South Carolina vote).ll
William Wirt, anil-Masun. 1
1836-MARTIN VAN BUREN'S ELKO HOM.
Martin Van Buren, Democrat.170
W. H. Han Ison, opposition. 73
Hugn L Willie, Opposition. 26
Diuiel Webster (Mai-sachuseU's vwle). 14
W. P. Mangutn (donut Carolina voie;.ll
Col? nel KlcnarJ. M. Johnson, of Keniucky,
with Van Buren, wu? run for vice-President
as ihe regular Democratic nominee. Tne
election of vice-President was carried to ihe
Senate, where Johnson was chose**-Johnson
33 votes; Francis Granger, of New York, 16.
1840.-the rennie In the electoral vote was:
Fur Harrison.2341 For Van Buren_ 60
?? 1844-DEFEAT OF HENRY; CLAV.
For Polk and Dallas.170
For C ay aud Freltughu.vsen.105
With the 36 electoral vot?B of New York
given lo Clay, (and ibe 16 000 abolition Wings
could have given him the S ate by 10,000 ma
I Jori ty,) Clay would have been President.
1848-THU ELECTION OF GENERAL TAYLOR.
For Taylor and Fillmore.163
For Cass and Butler, of Kentucky..127
Here, with me transter of me 36 votes ot
New York from Taylor to Cass, ihe result
would have been 163 for Cass, and 127 tor
1852-TOR ELECTION OP PIERCE.
1852 resulted In diving Pierce the electoral
voie at all the States except Vermont and
Masoachu^etis In the Nortb, and Kentucky
and Tennessee lu the South.
1856-TBS ELECTION OP BUCHAN AX.
Buchanan and Breckinrldge, Democrats... 170
Fremont aud Dayton, Republicans.112
Fillmore and Donaldson. 8
Fremont carried all the Northern States ex?
cept Oahf inila, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
Indiana and Minni-; Buchanan all the S mill?
ern Si aies except Maryland, which was carried
by Fillmore. It was Fillmore, however, as a
third candidate In the North, who carried off
the baiance of power from Fremont and elect?
1860-THE ELECTION OF LINOOLN.
In this election all the Norihern or free
States were carried by Lincoln except New
J Jersey, which was carried by a fusion. Of the
|?Soutbern or slave States, Douglas carried
Missouri, and Bell carried Kentucky. Tennes?
see and Virginia. All lite others were carried
by Breckinrldge. Thus, by the division of
the opposition elements. Lincoln was triumph?
antly elected, while against the combined op?
position popular vote he was in a minority of
1864-THE SECOND ELECTION OF LINCOLN.
For McClellan-New Jersey, Delaware and
'on'uckv. For Lincoln-All the rest. Lin?
coln's majority on ihe popular vote was
1868-ELECTION OF GENERAL GRANT.
For Grant and Colisx.213
For Seymour and Bia r.80
The popular mojorliy of Grant was 309,000,
and he carried tweniy-six States against eight
for Seymour. Three Stales-Texas, Mississip?
pi and Virginia-not being reconstructed, took
no part In ibe election.
TBE TOBACCO TAX ONCE MORE.
WASHINUTON, July 10.
The revenue commissioner decides that a
person who has a fixed place ol business In a
car, as for Instance at a stand In a Pullman
car, or In a steamboat, to which persons may
go and procure cigars, ?c.. Instead oi being
sought out In various parts ol the train or
boat, aod solicited to purchase, ls a dealer In
tobacco and not a pedler.
THE MEXICAN SQUABBLE.
MATAMORAS. July 10.
The revolutionists are In force some distance
from Monterey. It ls believed they are walt?
ing the result of negotiations at the City of
Mexico, for the surrender of the revolutionists.
THE BLUE KEDGE SCRIP.
The Caa? Postponed Until to-day
Frig hi fal Coat of the Legislative Sea.
?Ion-A' Ton ot Due-Bills Still Oat
The Allegation* Against Treasurer
[3rBC UL TELEGRAM TO TH H NK WS. )
COLOMBIA, July 10.
The caae of Auditor Gary VB. Treasurer
Parker, which Involves among other things
the validity of the act authorizing the Issue of
revenue bond scrip to the Blue Ridge Ball
road, was not argued to-day as expected on
account of the absence of Judge WiUard. It
will be heard to-morrow. Judge Magrath
will represent Mr. Wesley, ol New York, who
has advanced three hundred thousand dollars
upon the bond scrip as collaterals. Messrs.
Chamberlain and Melton will represent Treas?
urer Parker, and Messrs. Pope and Haskell
will represent Audlior Gary.
Parker has ?led bis affidavit In aid of the
proceedings, as ordered by Judge willard. Il
ls a voluminous document, very mach in the
nature o? an answer or defence. He main?
tains the validity of the bond scrip act, and his
rights, as well as duly, to issue under its
authority. He claims to have paid ont five
hundred thousand dollars In money for the
legislative expenses of the last session, and
three hundred and fifty thousand dollars in
due-bills on the treasury. But even this vast
amount of eight hundred and fifty thousand
dollars does not cover all; for there are un?
told numbers Of pay-certificates and orders
signed by Speaker Moses and Lleutenant
Governor Ransier, one of them being for the
sum of six thousand dollars, which have not
been settled In any way, and are still out?
standing. In addition to this, the public
printing amounted to four hundred and fifty
thousand dollars, the larger part of whlob is
still unpaid. Important developments are ex?
pected from the case.
The plaintiffs' attorneys allege with confi?
dence that lt can be shown that Parker bas
paid out hundreds of thousands of dollars
without any appropriations and in plain viola?
tion of law.
The taxpayers surely ought to be repre?
sented tn the case. The people are asking
where is the executive committee of the Tax?
payers' Convention ?
The action of the Baltimore Convention
gives unqualified satisfaction to the Conserva?
tives here. The only antl-Greeley Democrat
In town now hurrahs for the Printer-President.
A VILE SLANDER EXPOSED.
The Last Shift of the Grant Caricaturist
WASHINGTON, Joly 10.
Alluding to a caricature In Harper's Weekly,
underlined, "When the rebellious trail ors are
overwhelmed In the field and scattered like
leaves before an angry wind, lt must not be to
return to peaceful and contented homes.
They must find poverty at their firesides, and
see privation In the anxious eves ot mothers
and ihe raze of children," the Tribune says:
"We deem lt only necessary to tay that cot a
word ol this pretended extract is found In the
Tribune o? that date, and no such words were
ever wrltteu by Mr. Greeley. We leave the
public to Judge the moral quality of the act
committed by the Messrs. Harpers.
THE SECOR MURDER.
CINCINNATI. July 10.
Two of the persons Implicated In the murder
ot Mles Secor have been hanged. Tne young?
est one ls released upon the application of tne
A TARN ABOUT LIVINGSTONE.
NEW YOBK, July 10.
A London letter says that Stanley, the Her?
ald correspondent, did not tell au he knew
about Dr. Livingstone, who, the letter writer
sayB. ls married to an African Priacess, and
does not care to return.
THE WEATHER THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, July 10.
Cloudy weather, areas nf rain and easterly
winds will prevail on Thursday over the Gu ?
States. Easterly lo southerly winds and part
Iv cloudy weather for the Souta Atlantic
States. Westerly winds and clearing weather
for the Middle mates.
THE CATERPILLAR IN ALABAMA.
WASHINGTON. July 10.
The caterpillar has appeared In many coun?
ties in Alabama, causing great depression
among the planters.
EPISCOPAL CHURCH NEWS.
We take the following paragraphs from the
An Important communication from the bish?
op may be looked for in our next issue.
Bishop Howe expects to attend the meeting
of the board of trustees at the University ot
the Si mt h. continuing there probably most ot
The Rev. Dr. Marshall, ol our city, has gone
North lor a lew weeks to recruit his health.
His place ls filled for the lime by the Rev. H.
L. Phillips, lately returned to this diocese from
We were premature In announcing the de?
cision ot the Rev. L. F. Querry, rector or St.
John's. Florence, to leave the diocese; he ls
Christ Church, Charleston, (Shepherdsboro1,)
after being closed for some years, has been
reopened, with Sunday atiernoon services by
the Rev. J. Mercier Gi eeo, city missionary.
Of the Church of our Saviour, Rock Hill.
York County, ti. C., the rector, Rev. R. P.
Johnson, writes most favorably: "the build?
ing ls progressing finely, and will be sufficient?
ly-advanced towards completion for me to oc?
cupy it on my next visit, the second Sunday
The crumbling walls and roofless enclosure
of G-ace Church, Sullivan's Island, appeal
most piteously for repair and rebuilding. May
it not be wot th considering wheiher the ex?
pense ot rebuilding on ihe old walis could not
netter be Incurred by erecting a new church
more centrally and conveniently situated than
the preseut one* Of course it would have lo
be a lrame building.
THE GROWING CROPS.
The Horry News says: "During the past
week we have been blessed with gentle show?
ers. From every section of the county, we
learn that crops are doing well."
The Orangeourg Times -Bays: "From all
sections of the county we hear flattering r??
pons ot the universally good prospects ot the
crops. Abundant showers ot rain have fallen
In this vicinity tn the past four or Ave dxys."
The Marlon Crescent says: "On last Friday
we had a fine rain. Since that day we have
had almost dally showers, and consequently
vegetation ls greatly revived. From a friend
who visited Benueltsvllle during the past
week we learn that the crops along the route
through the conntry are the finest ever seen.
From other portions ot the county we have
very favorable accounts, and we are com?
pelled to think that the crops ore generally
tine, and ir we have a continuance o? the
seasons we now have, the crop yield will
equal, If lt does not exceed, the average crop
since the war. During Friday's rain light?
ning struck tour places within the corporate
limits o? the village."
A correspondent at Palmetto says: "We
have had good seasons latierty, and the crope
are Improving very rapidly. We have a fine
prospect tor cotton. Corn small,
i A correspondent at Midway says: "Crops
are very promising In thia vicinity-both corn
THE ERA OF EE?MOJ?.
THE EXPERTEN CE OF A BAUD OF
SOUTHERN EDITORS IN THE NORTH.
A Kindly and Fraternal Reception.
A party o? about fllty Southern editon?
chiefly Virginians, have Just made an excur?
sion through the great North to the Lakes of
the St. Lawrence. The editor of the Bioh
mond Enquirer, who wai one of the party,
says o? the trip :
We will not speak of the kindnesses and
courtesies which were extended to ns by in?
dividuals, memoers ot the press, railroad.
companies, betel keepers and other public
authorities. Our party will express their ap?
preciation o? their attention to os in a more
suitable form. Our purpose now Is to set lorth
In general terms the generous hospitality, tho
hind treatment, the affectionate regard which
the people everywhere bestowed upon us. At
all ol the cities and towns mentioned above,
where, according to our original programme,
we were expected to come, we were enter?
tained In tbe most handsome, extravagant
style. Splendid banquets were prepared for
us, steamboat excursions along the beau?
tiful lases which adorn Western New York
were arranged for us, and everywhere
that we went throughout the great Em
I pire State and In the Keystone State of Penn-.,
sylvania our Journey was a grand ovation.",
So cordial was the feelings of the people'
to ns. so affectionate and kind were meir
reception of us, such a brotherly greeting was
elven UB everywhere, that lt warmed our
Southern hearts towards the men of our great
country from wbom we bad been estranged,
and ail of us honestly and sincerely declared
that no longer, if our efforts could prevent lt,,
should enmity and discord prevail between
our own Southern clime and the peopl? of the !
North. In the speeches which were mane at
the different banqueta which were gi ven us,
sentiments of kindness and a returning broth*,
erly love were uttered by the Northern speak?
ers, and the whole conduct of the people, aa
well as their expressed opinions, convinced
us that in truth they desire the past difieren ces
between the two sections ot our country
should be lorgotten. and that in future we
should keep step together in tbe onward
march of a united government to the greatest
prosperity and glory.
Ot course our party knew that this splendid
ovation was pot given to ns Individually, but1
as representatives of the press-as men who
? in some degree represented the opinions and
feelings of the Southern people, and who by
their position could regulate, control and form
tbat opinion. We received them in this spirit,
and were rejoiced to see such unmistakable ?
evidence ol the returning affection of the
North towards us of the South.
IMPRESSIONS CREA.TKD BT OCR TE1P.
From all we saw and heard, from conversa?
tion with gentlemen in the highest postil?os
lo Boclety, as well as with those in the bumble
walks In life, we are convinced that the people
of the North rea ly desire to make friends with
the people of the Sonrh; that they want friend?
ly relations to be restored, and an era o? good
fellowship and fraternity to return. We be?
lieve that they feel that tbta is necessary for
the future good of our common country, and
that they are willing to do all they can to
bring lt about. Our opinion In regard to the
private character ol the people has oeen much
altered by mixing with them,aa we have done,
at their homes.
They are an energetic, hard-working, Intel
llgeot people, employed all the time; but they
are hospitable, kind and genial. ' But for their
high material prosperity, and the* general .
high cultivation of the country, we should
have imagined that we were in dear old Vir?
ginia, so much was the spirit of their nospl
taltty, and their courteous, unpretending
bearing like that which characterizes the peo?
ple ol that State. We Invited them to come
down to our State, and with their many enter
yiTVBB nair B&tn "nciy ag' nv uio&u m 'wuum -
places bloom wiih vegetation: and we are
oonfldeot that many ot them will do so. Our
Interchange of sentiments and thoughts will?
no doubt, be of advantage to both sections.
It will disabuse the minds of all of us of many
preconceived opinions which we entertained
of each other, and which, being removed,
good-will and friendship will intervene, and
harmonious relations will sooner be estallen
ed The mass of the people, we think, are for
Horace Greeley; and they think rightly that
his election w/li have a tendency to restore
amicable feelings between the North and the
TSE BLACKVILLE TRAGEDY,
Evidence at th? Coroner'? Inquett.
[From the Aiken Tribune.]
The coroner's Investigation of the unhappy
affray which occurred last Monday evening at
Blackville furnishes the following correct ver?
sion of the matten Solomon Groves, J. C.
Pender and Captain E. J. Black entered Ca
I liff'* bar-room to drink. Alter taking a drink
together, Captain Black and Solomon Groves
went out in the piazza and sat down. A con?
versation ensued bel ween them about politics.
Alter a little ulk Captain Black called Groves
a liar, and told him to step out In the street
if he wan'ed anything. Tney went out, when
Captain Black struct Groves la ihe month
Groves attempted to strike Captain Black
back, but was held and prevented by Mr J. 8.
Turner and Mr. Lartlgue. Captain Black
thereupon told his son, who was standing
near,- to go home and get bis pistol. Toe boy
said blB mother would not give lt to him.
Captain Black then started off towards bis
house, and returned In about three-quarters
ot an hour with bis pistol in bis coat pocket
He stepped up to Solomon Groves and said,
"Now I am ready for you." Turner, marchai
of the town, then wernup to prevent toe dif?
ficulty, nod said, "I demand the peace." Cap
tal o Black pulled ont his pistol and shot 'tur?
ner, then cocked bis patol to shoot solomon
Groves, whereupon Frank Groves, his son."
walked up,as ll to prevent nta fattier being shot,
though be did not say anything to Black, when
Captain Black turned his pistol aud snot bim.
After this, Ca,'tain Black presented h's pWtol
to shoot Solomon Oro vee, when Mr. Mc Fail,
who happened by at tne time, struen Captain
Black over the head with a bar of iron, knock?
ing him down, and saving Solomon Grove&'d
life thereby. Captain Black got up and started
toward bis house-whether to escape or not is
[ a matter upon which there seems to be a di?
versltyof opinion. It ls said that be .bad a
knife in his hand, and cursed the officer WbO
arrested bim, satins he (tbe officer) would be
tbe next man he'would shoot,
Turner lived about three-quarters of an
hour. He said while dying that be believed
Captain Black Intended to kill him. We are
giad to learn that Mr. Groves's wound ls not
as serions as lt was at first thought to be, and
that there are strong hopes ol his recovery.
Captain Black has been committed to Barn?
well Jail to await his trial.
Hotel Arrivals-Joly IO.
J. W. Elliott, Bight's Bluff; W. A. Shaw, 8a
! vannah; J. W. Jones, South Carolina.
G. H. Cornelaon, Orangeburg; T. P. Adams.
Atlanta; J. G. Thornton, Florida.
THE NEW YORK FRUIT MARKET.
The Tribune o? Wednesday, July 9, says:
The receipts of strawberries to day were in
somewhat inferior condition, many lots being
soft, and sales averaged abeut l6al6o per
quart. Blackoerries are less plenty, and Wil?
son's are held higher; some sales reported aa
high as 25c per quart, though th? ??nierai
range was 20B22 ; common unchanged, cur?
rants are lower. Barberries 9*W\J*?*
apples are higher, and receivers obtaining, a
trifle ad vanceover' last week's prces mjei
onite nlenty to-day, but many in bad order.
SrSSl are arriving ^L^Sf?^b
and rule about steady. A musk?
melons are expected by tomorrow We
mi?te- New apples, good *3a4 per bbl, $1 per
c ate.' Old RuTsett'a K>a6 60 per bbl Basp
berrles 8al2c per quart. Cherries 8*16c per
lo Currants 6a8c per lb. Gooseberries$2 Ma
3 per bush. Watermelons |40a60 per 100.
Strawberries 16al6o per qnaru Blackberries'
204.2c lor Wilson's, and 8al0o lor common.
Whortleberries Mai 60 per bush.