Newspaper Page Text
COLUMBIA. S. C.
Tuesday Morning:, September IO, 1872,
Fur President of the United States.
HORACE ORBELBT. of New York.
H. GRATZ BROWN, of HlBiourl.
'Ahe Verrannt Steelton.
The offioial returns from the reoout
election in Vermont have not yet reached
as, but it seems very generally conceded
that tbo Radical majority is nearly up to
its usual numbers. The most reliable
reports place the majority for Converse,
the Radical candidate for Governor, at
25,000. lu 1868, at the gubernatorial
election, immediately preceding the
Presidential, the Radical majority was
something over 27,000, and Grant re?
ceived a majority of 32,000, or 7,000
more than this of Converse. All the ac?
counts agree in representing the vote as
being very full. Until, however, the
official returns aro received, and we are
enabled to compare tbe whole vote oast
with that of previous years, it will be
impossible to determine satisfactorily
what significance, if any, tho reoenc eleo?
tion hasjin the oonteBt between |Greeley
and Grant. Should it be shown that
the people turned out to the polls in as
great numbers as they did for Grant in
1868, then the Badioal loss is manifestly
measured by the difference between the
present majority and that of Grant,
?which is 7,000. If, on the other hand,
.no more votes were cast than is ordina?
rily done in the State elections of Presi?
dential years, then the Conservative gain
is only 2,000. A gain of 7,000 in the
State of Vermont would be a grand tri?
umph for the Liberal canse, and would
point very dearly to Greeley's eleotion
in November. A diff?rence of only
2,000 would not be worth consideration,
one way or another. The Grantites, of
course, will olaim the eleotion as a great
They are welcome to all the aomfort
they can reoeive from it, and they will
need it, too, before the raoe is over. The
majority for the Radicals is two or three
thousand greater than we anticipated;
but no one ever laid any stress upon
Vermont. It is the most sectional,
Southern-bating, Radical State of Radi?
cal New England. lu its scraggy moun?
tains are the flinty dens and holes of
Radicalism. The spirit of reconcilia?
tion, re-uuion and friendship, whioh per?
vades the movement that Greeley leads
and adorns, can find no resting-place in
the bosoms of those ioy-headed Puri?
tans who comprise the rnling elements of
Vermont. The majority of thom will be
Radical as long os there remains suoh a
party, and will then join whatever party
the Sooth does not. The South they re?
gard as a God-forsaken land, and her
people as deserving of naught but perse?
cution and punishment. They are so
imbued with a sense of their self-right?
eousness that they can never see their
own errors, or have aught bat condemna?
tion for those who differ from them.
They have their good qualities truly, but
liberality of sentiment is not one of
them. What a blessing it is that there
is but one Vermont in the Union!
From Maine, we expeot better things.
The Liberals repot t considerable pro
gross in that State, and we are led to be?
lieve that the election there on yester?
day will result in a marked reduction of
the Radical majority of 1868.
Siuoe writing the above, more authen?
tic and fuller advices have been received,
whioh, while they do not materially
affect the Ridioal majority, Borve to give
great encouragement to the Liberal
#oause. The returns from nearly all the
precincts have been received, by which
it appears that there has boon an unusu?
ally large vote. lu 1868, the whole vote
oast amounted to a fraction over 56,000,
of whioh Grant received -14,167, and
Seymour 12,045. At tho recent eleotion
the vote is put down at 60,000-4,000
more than in the Presidential eleotion of
1868. Of tho8o, Converse, the Republi?
can candidate, received 43,186-a loss of
nearly 1,000-while the Liberals and
Democrats have polled a vote of 17,000,
whioh is a gain of 5,000 over that of
1868. This is truly encouraging to the
friends of the Liberal movement. Suoh
gains aa that in other States will elect
Greeley beyond all question, and we can
surely expeot even better things from
every other quarter of the Union. The
Administration journals have been crow?
ing in boastful tones over Vermont,
averring that tho Radicals had secured
as many Democratic votes as they had
lost Republicans. The facts aro just tho
reverse, for they have actually lost whilo
the Liberals have gained thousands.
The Conservatives of Spartauburg
have nominated the following ticket:
For the Senate, D. R. Duncan. House
Dr. R. M. Smith, Gabriel Cannon, T. J.
Moore, Dr. Wm. Compton.
BIr. Tomllnion'i Letter.
Wo publish elsewhere a letter from
Mr. Beabea Tomlinson, the bolter's can?
didate for Governor, in response to an
editorial of the Charleston News, calling
upon him for a reply to tho charges
made against him by tho "regalar
rogues." Thi letter is as satisfactory as
?B possible, undor the circumstances. It
does not prove Mr. Tomliuson's inno?
cence, bnt it i.i just such a letter as an
innocent and upright man of proper
spirit would write. We are not inclined
to give easy credence to the tales of cor?
ruption which bavo been trumped up
against Tomlinson since his nomination,
by the very rascals whom he is opposing.
Considering the sourco from which they
spring, they aro certainly unworthy of
bel'of, unless they can bo substantiated
by some more reliable evidence than the
mere testimony of mon who, being guilty
of theft, would certainly not scruple at
bearing false witness. We hope that tho
proof wbioh was promised by Judge
Melton, in case of a denial, will be im?
mediately forthcoming, so thnt the peo?
ple may judge of its worth. If Mr.
Tomlinson is aoorruptman, he is equally
undeserving with Moses of tho support
of any honest man; if, on tho contrary,
his moral integrity is as unsullied us it
has hitherto been considered, then it is
the duty of every good citizen to give
him their hearty endorsement at the
CHESTER, S. C., Sept. 7, 1872.
Mu. EDITOB: To-day has been a great
day for the Republicans of this County.
The County Republican Convention con?
vened at ll o'clock A. M. Hon. Tbos.
Jefferson Mackey was elected (in the
words of the temporary chairman) "pro?
minent chairman," with his brother-in
law, (a Mr. Loyd, imported for the occa?
sion,) ns clerk. His Honor made his
usual speech to his "fellow-Republi?
cans," and announcod the Convention
ready for business. The roll of^ dele?
gates was called, and forty-eight respond?
ed to their names, after which the Con?
vention proceeded to vote for candidates
for the County offices and members for
the State Legislature. The first nomi?
nation was Col. B. G. Yocum for Sheriff.
He received forty-five voles, having no
opposition. There was quite an excite?
ment over the candidates for Clerk of
the Court. C. C. McCoy and W. M.
McDonald being the contestants, the no?
mination resulted in the selection of C.
C. McCoy. There was quito a squabble
over the nomination of County Commis?
sioners, there being some eighteen can?
didates. This occasioned great merri?
ment for tbe delegates and lookers-on.
His Honor the Judge is full of wit, and
looked happy. Things had thus far
passed on lovely for his Highness, but,
"alas! alas! what dreams do come!" Be?
fore the Convention adjourned, the irre?
pressible Thomas Jefferson bad drawn
some resolutions, wbioh he desired to
present to the Convention, viz:
"Article 1. We, the regular Republi?
cans of South Carolina, in Convention
assembled, do hereby endorse and pledge
ourselves to support the regular State
Republican Convention," ?ko.
When Col. Yocum asked for tbe read?
ing of Article 1, we outsiders knew there
was something in the wind. The article
being read, the battle at once began.
The Colonel made a speech, both pilby,
eloquent and argumentative, against the
immediato consideration of the resolu?
tion. This seemed and proved the will
of the Convention. The Colonel said
that there was a rumor current that the
regular Republican State Central Com?
mittee had sent delegates to Washington
to aid: tho removal of Col. Merrill, and
Col. Brown, commanding posts of York
ville and Chester, S. C. ; also, the Hon.
D. T. Corbin, United States District At?
torney; and threatened the President of
the United States, U. S. Grant, that,
unless ho coincided with their wishes,
they would surrender their party and
principles, and vote for Horace Greeley
for tho noxt President. Ho could not
and would not cousent to this, and well
know tho Republicans of Chester County
would not. The Judge wns thunder?
struck. Ho spouted und denounced, in
most virulent terms, Corbin, Merrill and
Yocum, nud oarpot-baggers generally.
His speech, though loud, foll as dead us
the man who made it. Yocum respond?
ed, und never did a man get such a rak?
ing in nil his lifo as did the Hon. Judge
Thomas Jefferson, the irrepressible no
The Convention left the conrt room
without being properly adjourned.
Shouts of appluuso and cries of "Good!
good! hurrah for Yocum!" tho Judge
bundling up bis resolutions and quitting
the house in disgust. This is no fight
of ours. We leave it to tho great un?
washed. Yours, VERITAS.
The Grant press insist that the Liber?
al movement is on a decline, and are
evidently anxious that it shall have pro?
per attention and medical treatment. It
would certainly make a lively patient for
any of the Administration practitioners.
The Chicago Tribune s-ys: "To assume
that the reform movement is on the de?
clino ie to assume that the people have
lost their inteligenoe, their desire for
honest government, and their hatred of
corruption. Instead of the reform move?
ment being on the declino, it was never
HO promising as now. The battle against
00,000 office-holders, with the National
Treasury to draw upon, is, of coarse, a
severe one. But a contest with fraud,
once earnestly begun, can never fail of
The Innocent Candidate.
Tbe Hon. (?) Franklin J. Moses, Jr.,
presented himself, together with a num?
ber of others, at a political meeting, last
Wednesday night, to vindicate himself
and refute the charges madeagainstbim.
He commonced in the same old time*
worn way by informing his eager listen?
ers "how embarrassing it wus to him to
appear before such a large aud enthusias?
tic audience." Embarrassing is good;
and if there is auything in this world
intended to embarrii6B a mau it is for u
well known scape grace to'got up before
au honest audience and try to vindicate
himself when he knows be is guilty.
"He knows how it is himself," and wo
should think, utidcr such circumstances,
bis position was embarrassing.
During bis remarks he took from his
pocket a copy of tho Charleston Republi?
can and Baid that "a paper in Charleston
had propounded a terrible string of
questions for bim to answer that even?
ing. He would not shrink frotu answer?
ing all tboso questions." In answer to
the charge regarding tbe Roberts Arms
Company, bo said bu authorized only
?123,000" for tho alteration of the gnus,
and that upon tbe books of tbe Financial
Agent there appeared charged S2OG.0O0,
and that he knew nothing whatever of
this additional charge. What a burning
shame it is to try to injure the character
of such an honest, upright and noble
minded hero. But merely sayiug bo
knew nothing of this additional amount
of $83,000 won't do; be must show
proof, which bo cannot produce. That
kiud of "beating about the bush" is "too
thin," for we have heard suoh harangues
before, from just suoh men as the Hau.
(?) Franklin J.
In reply to tho charge of ?-suing "pay
certificates," he had very little to Bay,
well knowing that the citizens of this
Stato know already full well that be did
issue "pay certificates," and to attempt
to clear himself would be only making
Everybody kuows tbut tho Hon. (?)
Franklin J. is a most honorable und just
man, and that he h s only issued over
$1,000,000 of pay certificates, aud gorged
bis pockets to their fullest extent; and
"yet ho is not happy," but wunts to be
elected Governor, in' order that bo may
appropriate to himself what little money
there is left in the Treasury.
We feel sorry for him, but wbnt is to
be done? Wo can ouly suggest that,
when bin tenure of office ceases, he set?
tle down iu some remote portion of the
State, and romain as quiet as possible,
for "the least said, tho soonest mended."
M ULT UM IN PARVO.
THE SOUTHERN CELT ON THE RINO.
The Southern Cell, a Grant Republican
paper, published in Charleston, says:
"The administration of the affairs of
this State, for#tho last four years, has
boen a system of public robbery, a can?
cerous sore, a leprosy and a stench, that
has shocked the moral sonso and aroused
the indignation of every honest man,
from the St. Lawrence to the Rio
Grande. The names of the ring are
known to every school-boy in the land
as well as the names of Jack Sheppard,
Claude Duval, Captain Kidd, Benedict
Arnold and Judas Iscariot. Everybody
knows that these men, from abject po?
verty, have become millionaires in the
short four years ic whioh they have
ruled and mined the unfortunate State
of Sooth Carolina. They have done
more than any men living to degrade
and disgrace the credit of this State, to
destroy the Republican party, and to
defeat Gen. Grant in the ooming elec?
tion. And yet we are called upon and
urged to vote for two of these very men,
one for Governor, the other for Trea?
surer, the most important positions, sim?
ply because they have seduced other and
better men to shelter them, and because
they write a platform in which they say
as they havo often said before, 'we won't
do so any more; we swear wo won't.'
"No wonder the Democrats Hay they
don't know what to do. They can't run
a ticket with any hope of success. If
they support and elect Tomliuson, they
help to purify and re-establish tbe Re?
publican party in this State and through?
out the country-the very lust thing
they propose to do. If they support
Moses, then they go back on all their
fine words, and deliberately vote for the
man they have denounced and exposed
to tho world. Did New York vote for
reform led by Boss Tweed or any of bis
crew? Is it not absurd to expect tbe
mon who destroy a State during the day
to reform it during tho night. If the
Democruts refuse to vote for Tomlinson,
or, what is tbe same thing, refuse to vote
at all, under tho pretenoe that it is
'Idled owl,' done up in a carpet-bag, it
will be because they hate the Republican
party moro than they love reform; and
prefer a military government to the best
shape n Republican administration could
Tho melancholy seafaring man whoso
only joke was to call himself tho cook
and captain and mate of tho Nancy
brig, tho boatswain tight and the mid
shipmite, aud tho crew of tho captain's
gig, because ho had incorporated all
those men and brethren in his own can?
nibal system, rominds one of tho figure
out by Mr. Duncan toward tho dose of
his convention. Most of the delegates
had gono homo disgusted, and eaoh as
he went authorized Duncan to cast his
vote. So that as tho meeting flickered
to ita close, tbo only imposing figure
left in it was tho undaunted Blanton,
victorious over his gout and impervious
to ridicule, swinging the votes of a con?
tinent in tho twilight void.
\New York Tribune.
Somo idea of the business of Messrs.
Bass Sc Co., tho English ale manufac?
turers, may be had, when wo learn that
their .freight bills for tbo past year would
amount to $700,000.
Card from Mr. Tomi luton.
CHARLESTON, S. C., September 8.
To the Editors of the News.
GENTLEMEN: OU returning to the city
to-day, my attention is called to your
editorials of Friday and of yesterday, in
wbioh you refer to charges made by F.
L. Cardozo and 8. W. Melton against
me with reference to my alleged connec?
tion with tbe passage of tho phosphate
bill; and, looktug upon at least one of
theso gentlemen as having some charac?
ter for veracity left, you may properly
demand that I shall meet the charges.
I liad already been informed, in a private
letter from Mr. Corbin, of the state?
ments made by* Mr. Cardozo and Mr.
Melton, ut Yorkville, and was awaitiug
un opportunity to notice them publicly.
Dy your kindly interference, I have that
opportunity. I have not yet road Mr.
Melton's speech delivered iu Charleston,
but understand from others tbut the
statement mado in that speech ?H sub?
stantially the same us tbut mude at York
Mr. Cardozo is represented us saying
ut Yorkville, "Mr. Tomliuson is no bet?
ter than Moses, so fur as corruption
goes, for if Moses did issue fraudulent
pay certificates, Mr. Tomlinsou told me
himself that be helped to buy up the
Senate to puss the phosphate bill over tho
Governor's voto. Ho told mo this ut the
time, uud I have no doubt tbut bo told
mn tho truth."
I can only say that this statement ir | ?.
bold, unblushing und unqualified false?
hood. Will you tell me how [ am to
pruve that Mr. Cardozo tells un untruth
when be muk?s this statement? He
might, with as much propriety, say that
I hud tried to bribe him to murder some?
body; one assertion would bo just as
reasonable uud as true us the other. But
if ho repeats theso assertions until the
crack of doom, ? do not seo bow I um to
prove their untruth. I can only pince
my assertions and character against bis,
und let the public decide for themselves.
I may say, however, that in hie speech
at Yorkville, previous to making the
above statement, Mr. Cardozo said of me
that "I bad been his friend for some
years, aud was un honest uud upright
man." * Mr. C. may think that upright?
ness of character is consistent with a
weakness for bribing Senators. I do uot.
Mr. Melton is represented as saying at
Yorkville that he bad been told, (und
would give his authority if Mr. Tomlin?
son asked for it,) tbut be (Tomlinsou)
hud borrowed tho money, or endorsed u
note it the bank, to get tbe money which
was used for the purpose of passing the
phosphate bill tkrougb. This is sub?
stantially tbo Hume statement us tbut
made by bim in his Charleston speech.
In reply, I buve to say that there is ab?
solutely not tbe shadow of truth in the
statement. I um bound to believe, even
against some reasons for Luck of fuith in
his perfect veracity, that in this instance
Mr. Melton thinks bc has foundation for
bis charge, and I will be only too glad
to have bis authority for tho assertiou
be bas soon fit to make.
Of course you do not ask mc now to
provo that somebody did not tell Mr.
Melton that I had done tbo thing
charged, although tbe langnage of your
editorial of Friday would seem to imply
that it was my duty so to do.
I respectfully submit that there is no
parallel between the charges made
against myself and thoso made against
Mr. Moses. It is judicially proven that
thore have been fraudulent issues of pay
certificates-see the affidavit of Treasurer
Parker in answer to Judge Willard's or?
der, in which it is shown that $411,000
of pay certificates, for 1672, had been
redeemed at the Treasury, and that for
$399,000 the Treasurer's notes had been
given, to say nothing of the large
amount not yet taken oare of by the
Treasurer-and yet you soem to place
the oharge of Smith, Jones or Brown
that I have stolon a borso or robbed a
bank, in the same category with these
ohargos which are of judicial record. In
your desire to hold the Beales even be?
tween tbo two Radical factions, I fear
yon lean a little to the other side.
lu conclusion, allow me to say, that
my connection with tbo phosphate bill
was just tbiH: I voted for it, because I
thought it for the interest of Charleston
and of tbe State to do KO. I urged the
Governor not to veto it, for tho samo
roasou, und for other reasons not per?
sonal to myself, aud I havo as yet seen
no reason to regret my notion. For tay
stock in tho company, wbioh is not $40,
000, nor anything near that amouut, I
bavo paid precisely what every Htock
holder iu tho company has paid, includ?
ing in tue list some of the most honora?
ble business men in Charleston. Some
of tho wildest and most absurd things
have been said with reference to tho
grant under which tho company with
which I am connected and others asso?
ciated with us are acting. Without be?
traying business matters whioh do not
coucern tho publio, permit me to say,
that up to this time, tho only parties
who havo reaped any benefit from that
grant aro the Stato of South Carolina
und tho hundreds of mechanics and la?
boring men employed by those compa?
nies. I nm, very respectfully, your obe?
Don Piatt, writing from the Whito
Sulphur Springs to the Washington
Capital, says: Tho paternal author of the
belle here, it is said, tho other day,
shortly nfter his return to the springs,
was approached by a youth who request?
ed a fow minutes' conversation in pri?
vate, and bogan: "I was requested to
seo you, sir, by your lovely daughter.
Our attachment-" "Young man," in?
terrupted tho parent briskly, "I don't
know what that girl of mino is about.
You are tho fourth gentleman who has
approached mo this morning, on that
subject. I bavo giveu my consout to the
others, and I give it to you. God bless
Tho corn crop of Illinois is reported as
the finest ever known.
Hs o o ca. J. 11 o -rn m*
. CITY MATTERS.-The prioe of single
copies of the PHONIX ie Ovo couts.
Eggs are terribly scarce ia Columbia
at present. What is the matter-have
the hens struck?
Mr. Symmers, "ye grocer," hus been
appointed agent for the "Anchor" line
of European steamers. Tbo price for
the round trip is only $120.
Captain H. S. Thompson announces
the re-opening of bis malo academy
on Taesduy, October 1. Capt. T. is an
excellent teacher, and lias competent
a-sistunts. Seo his card.
Tho apparatus formerly used by tho
Phoenix Hook und Ladder .Company has
been sold to a company in Camden, and
on Wednesday will be turned over to the
Tho Davis alley nuisuuee is to bo re?
medied by a box ditch, which is now
Tho following is the programme of
music by the 18th Regiment Band, this
afternoon, at 5 o'clock:
Grand Duchess Quick-step. Hamm.
Overture Dam do Blanch. Bauldieu.
Wine, Women und Song Waltz.
Lu Traviata. Verdi.
New South Carolinu bonds (April and
October) ure ut last quoted in the New
York stock market at 20. This, wo be?
lieve, is about the lowest point they huvt
? We aro informed that the trouble about
water, referred to in Suturday's PHONIX,
WUK caused by the stoppage of the wood
supply by tho contractors-owing to non?
payment of accounts. Col. Pearse offer
ed, on Sunday-provided the Mayoi
mado tho request-to Bupply the citj
through tbe medium of tbo new watoi
works, (us ho was fully prepared to do,]
but tho request WUB not made. Th?
Colonel is testing tbo works, aud, ol
course, makes no charge to tbe city. Ht
has put in improved pumps, which, it if
believed, will work satisfactorily. Th?
gus compnny, we believe, rclioved tb?
pressure, by furnishing wood.
The "press gang" is represented ir
Columbia at present by Messrs. T. Rost
Robertson, of tho Winnsboro News; R
M. Stokes, of tho Unionvillo Times, anc
Thomas B. CrowB, of the Laurensvillt
Stunning-Tho ring of sorno of tin
ANOTHER BOLTING CONVENTION.-i
meeting of tho Republican voters of thi
County was held yesterday, in the Cour
lions?, to take into consideration tbi
nominations made by the late Ropubli
can Nominating Convention for member
of the Legislature nod County officers
The meeting was organized by Stephei
Reese, who explained the objects. Jaol
Nott submitted the following preambl
Whereas the people of this County ar
greatly dissatisfied with a portion of- th
candidates put up by our recent Count,
Convention, and believing that many ar
dissatisfied with some of the actions c
that Convention, believe it to be a dut
consistent with the public good and th
good of the Republican party not to sn(
port them; therefore, be it
Resolved, That tho voters of this Com
ty are determined not to reoognize som
of tho men upon the ticket lately norn
nated by the County Convention as ?
to discharge the duties that would b
imposod upon them, and wo do horeb
call upon tho voters of the County t
counteract the acts and doings of tl
Resolved, That wo find upon the tieki
men both morally und mentally unfit fe
any office within the gift of tbe people,
The resolutions seemed to point t
Charles Miuort and J. T. Gilmore, norn
nated for tho House, and David Sa
mond, (all colored,) for School Commi
sioner, by the County Convention, an
were discussed at great length and in
vulgar and disorderly mauner. Charg?
of bribery, corruption and ignorant
were frequently made against some <
the nominees of tbo late Conventioi
"D-n lie" and "d-n fool" were con
mon epithets used by some of the mee
bora. At ono time, it was thought tb;
there would be a general row, but tl
timely appearan?. : of some of the whi
Republicans restored order. The res<
lutionB were unanimously adopted.
A resolution was passed, calling
Convention of tho people of the Count
to assemble in the Court House at G
lumbla, on the 20th day of Septembe
to nominate a ticket for members of tl
Legislature and County officers. Aft
which, tho meeting adjourned sine die.
We have been furnisned with an of
cial copy of the following document,
also tho names of claimants ia Richlan
List of claimants against the Unit
States for property alleged to have bec
taken or furnished for tho use of tl
Union armies; it being represented tb
during the late rebellion, the sympatbi
of these claimants were constantly wi
tho cause of the United States; that th
never, of their own free will or acoor
did or attempted to do anything by wo
or deed to injure said cause or retard i
success, and that they wero at all tim
ready and willing to assist the Unit
cause, so far SB their means and pow
permitted. Jumos Brown, Nathan Gr
dick, A. W. Konnody, James L. Roan
CONVENTION or THE FOURTH CONGRES?
SIONAL DISTRICT.-lu accordance with
tho notice published, this body met, last
evening, in the ball of the Niokeraon
House, for the purpose of nominating a
Democratic candidate for member of
Congress from the Fourth Congressional
District. All tbe Counties iu tbe Dis?
trict were represented, except Oconee.
Major S. P. Hamilton, of Chester, a-3
a member of the State Executive Com?
mittee, called the meeting to order, and
Col. James H. Rion, of Winnsboro, was
elected temporary Chairman. The fol?
lowing delegates wero present:
Chester-N. R. Eaves, S. P. Hamilton.
Fairfield-J. H. Rion, T. W. Wood?
ward, T. Ross Robertson.
Laurens-T. B. Crews.
Pickeus-T. W. Folger.
Spartanburg-T. S. Means, Samuel
Miller, D. R. Duncan.
Uuion-A. R. Aughtry, R. M. Stokes.
York-F. W. McMaster, proxy.
A committee on organization was ap?
pointed, who reoommended Major N. R.
Eaves, of Chester, as permanent Chair?
man, and Mr. R. M. Stokes as Secretary.
They were unanimously elected.
Major Eaves, upon taking the chair,
made an appropriate and stirring speech,
advocating tbe most earnest and nnre
luxed efforts of the good citizens of tbe
State to secure proper representation
whenever possible. Ho referred to Ho?
race Greeley, in the course of his re?
marks, iu tbe highest terms, and herald?
ed his prospective election as the pro
inieo of better days to the oppressed and
At the close of the Chairman's speech,
upon motion, the Convention went into
a nomination for candidate for Congress.
Major Eaves nominated Hon. B. F.
Perrv; Major D. R. Duncan nominated
Col. J. H. Evins; Mr. T. B. Crews nomi?
nated Hon. W. D. Simpson; Mr. R. M.
Stokes nominated Col. I. G. McKissick.
Upon motion, it was agreed that u
vote of two-thirds of tbo delegates be
necessary to a choice.
After two unsuocessful ballots, the
third resulted as follows: Perry 26;
The name of Colouel McKissick was
then withdrawn, and the Hon. B. F.
Perry was declared unanimously elected.
Upon motiou of Colonel Jas. H. Rion,
it was resolved, that the delegates from
each County make arrangements to send
up a petition to the United States Judge
of tho District for the appointment of
supervisors of election, as provided for
by tba Act of Congress.
Tbo Convention then, after a vote of
thanks to the Chairman for the able and
courteous manner in whieb he had pre?
sided over their deliberations, adjourned
Pnazsrxr.iNA.-Muzzlin' makes a dog
safe, while muslin makes a young lady
very dungerous; still, in hot* weather
they both want muzzlin'.
No wonder stolen kisses get buzzed
about; they always travel from mouth to
Fidelity, good humor, and complacen?
cy of temper, outlive all the charms of a
fine face, and makes its decay invisible.
THE STATE PRINTING.-Mr. Josephus
Woodruff, Clerk of the Senate, publishes
the following card:
In your issue of Saturday, I observe
I Judge Willard's dooision in the case of
I Gibson el al., published under the cap?
tion of "The Ring in the Courts." The
deoision refers to the enrrent and perma?
nent printing of the State, but I know
of no rings oonnected with that part of
the State expenses. The current and
permanent printing of the State includes
the publication of the laws in the news?
papers and the printing of the various
documenta ordered by the General As?
sembly. So far as I am aware, the news?
papers have faithfully performed their
part of the contracts made with the
Clerks of the two houses, as authorized
by tho Legislature, but have received no
payment for tho work done. Tho per?
manent printing has been carried on
under the most embarrassing circum?
stances, with but very slight assistance
from tbe State Treasury. I object that
any inference should bo drawn from
this decision that tho printing, either
ourrent or permanent, is connected with
any ring, or is at all responsible for tbo
non-payment of other claims against tbe
State. Tbe fact in, that so far as tbe
State is concerned, the printers have
been compelled to observe, litarally, the
Scriptural injunction, "Ye shall live by
faith alone," and, let me add, their hope
of reward is not in any ring, bnt in the
people of the State and the justice of
LIST or NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
D. C. Peixotto <fc Son-Auction.
Communication Richland Lodge.
H. S. Thompson-Male Academy.
John H. Bryant-Building Lots.
Meetiug Y. M. C. A.
Dr. Tutt's Sarsaparilla, <fcc.
Notice to Arohiteots.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, September 9.-dickerson
House- ll C Lather, Olive Branch; A A V M
Taylor, J O Hudnutt, wife and son, Greenville;
Il J Irwin, J Soigler,F D Bush,8O; SH Man?
ann, Salem; J H Thornwell, city; O Wilkins,
Qa; 8 P Hamilton and wife, W B Eave?, Chea?
ter; A S Douglass, Winnsboro; B W Lido, E
B Lido, T N Rhodes, Darlington; B O Lamp?
loy, Bonnettaville; Mrs Thomas and child,
Abboville; W F Southland, Belton.
Columbia Hotel-T W Woodward, J H.Rion,
T B Robortson, Winnsboro; W H Jones, L E
Johnson, E P Brooks, D Jacobs, W D Kenne?
dy, Charleston; C W Forster, Georgetown; W
L Reid and wife, Cheraw; A 0 Spain, Darling?
ton; T W Folger, Piokens; P 8 Whisnaut, N
C; W Beattie, W L Mauldin, Greenville; F H
Eaton, wife, child ana servant, Cheraw; J D
Central Hotel-J 8 Land, Cokesbury; A M
Simons, Texas; J N Jones, Riohland; T 8
Means, 8 Miller, t> R Duncan, Spartanburg;
A B Aughtry, R M StokOB, Union; T B Crews,
Laurens, M F Walker, Cedar Suringe; W li
Whitlock, G'reonwoid; T P Sims, P R harri?
son, S C.