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Circulation of tiny pnptr pnbllilieil In
Northern rciiiiiylvnnlii, a ml nlao a
mneh larger ilieet thait any ofltacotem
pornrleii amt Is therefore I he he tt medium
for nilvtrllilnjj In thlt lection ofthe Statei
Tho Convention on Hominy last was
fully attciulctl, every district In tho
county sending delegates. For tho first
tlrao tho two election districts of
Bloomsburg were separately represent
ed In Convention, thus doubling tho
former representation of Bloom town
ship. This chango is Just, regard being
had to the prlnclploof numbers, and is
in conformity with tho Standing Rules
Which regulato nominations in this
county. Hut wo are fully convinced
that tho frco vote or somo other plan
for full nud equal representation of tho
peoplo should bo applied to Blooms
burg and other populous districts, so
that delegations from them should bo
divided between candidates in Conven
tion according to tho real preferences of
tho voters at tho delegate elections.
Such arrangement also would prevent
tho unduo influence of any locality in
tho county upon nominations. In con
nection with the representation of dis
tricts in proportion to their democrat
ic volo, it would very greatly lmprovo
our delegate system and would render
it much morojiistnnd satisfactory than
it is at present.
Tho principal question of contest in
tho convention was tho nomination of
a candidate for Sheriff. Therowero no
less than ten candidates presented for
popularsupport at tho primary elections
but in Convention tho contest was nar
rowed to four. "Captain Millard of Scott
wa3 nominated upon tho seventh vote
by a voto of 30 to 21. Ho is a respec
table gentleman well known in tho
county, served with credit in tho lato
war and underwent imprisonment in a
Confederate prison. Ho is now a mer
chant in tho town of Espy, and former
ly hold tho offlco of Postmaster at
John It. Yoho of Mlfflu was nomin
ated for Assoclato Judgo upon tho fi rst
voto with special refereuco to his loca
tion in the county, and to his prolonged
servico as a member of our party. No
candidato for this nomination being
presented from tho northern sido of tho
ivi tho question was between tho two
gentlemen proseuiuu uy xwiin nnu
Tho nomination of Mr, Reeder (now
of Catawissa but formerly of Franklin
township) for county Commissioner, is
very generally and heartily approved.
Ho is a fit and worthy inau and will
faithfully attend to tho interests of tho
Tho nominations for Jury Commis
sioner, Coroner and Auditor aro .well
distributed and arc, in all respects, un
objectionable. For tho Congressional nomination
tho Convention named tho Editor of
this journal and selected good Conferees
whoso object it will bo to regard the
public considerations connected with
tho question of nomination as well as
tho dictates of private friendship. It is
their hope and expectation that theso
will bo found to bo perfectly compati
ble with each other; but in any event
their duties will bo faithfully perform
ed. For ourselves w.o tender to tho
gentlemen of tho Convention. our very
slnccro .thanks for tho hohor conferred
upon us by their recommendation.
Bepresentatlvo conferees wero chosen
wlthoutlnstructions, to moot conferees
from Montour county, to notnlnato n
candidate for Representative. Tho issuo
made in tho Convention between two
sets of Conferees was tho result of a
misconception. Tho second set had
been selected beforehand for mention
In tho Convention upon the supposition
that tho first set was to bo proposed un
der instructions for- a particular candi
date. Both sets, in point of fact, wo
believe, held tho samo position with
reference, to concurrence in a Montour
nomination, and their common posi
tion on that subject was, wo believe,
that of nearly every member of tho
Convention. Tho Conferees selected
aro gentlemen of experience, integrity
and firmness, who will insist, under all
circumstances, upon a nomination ac
ceptable to tho peoplo of this county,
and carry out fully tho wishes of tho
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.uewucrucy 01 uio uisirici.
Tho only resolution adopted, beyond
thoso of a business natur,o was endors
ing thocoursoof Senator Buckalcw and
Representative Scott. This was unan
imously adopted. Tho compliment
was merited, unci reflects tho sentiments
of tho people of tho' county. They
wero always at their posts, always in
dustrlous, and always on tho right sido
or public questions.
A Democratic contemnnnrv nsks
with mysterious and hypocritical hor.
rur, wny ic Happens Mat n Jargo con
tract for handcuff onncars in tho Gov.
eminent accounts during tho war. Wo
can tea mm. They wero purchased to
uso in enforcing tho draft, and tho ex
pense of buying them nud tho necessity
of ujing them is, liko most other war
expenses, directly chargcablo to tho
uemocratio party. Press.
Wo fancy that, if tho truth concern
ing thoso handcuffs wero known, it
would be found that tho greater portion
of them weio used in cases very ills
unco, irom ueserters ana dratted men.
Stanton, and Soward with his "littlo
bell," probably aro responsiblo for tho
uso of more handcuffs than tho army,
'Aero wero also certain military men
whoso most formidablo weapons wero
handcuffs, nnd who wero far moro dan
gerous to political opponents than they
ever wero to tho enemy. If an honest
Investigation weromado, wo havo no
doubt that whoro theso Iron bracelols
wero used for military offences, thero
wouki uo moro Republican names than
Demopratic In tho list of tho victim?,
but wherp false Imprisonment, persecu
tion, "unjust and arbitrary nrrests, wero
taKcn into account, then would tho
Democratic names bonumcrous enough.
If such an Investigation wero possible,
tho Vrttt Mould bo tho last to court It.
The returns from Kentucky bhow
that tho Democratic column remains
unbroken, Tho united assault of white
Radicals anil negroes matio no iinpres
llon upon It.
Tho editor of tho Republican In his
paper of July 27th, In an attempt to
bolster up Mr. Morour and crcato for
him npolltlcnt reputation which ho does
not possess, says " The Congressional
Globe states In every Instanco In which
tho yeas and nays wero called, that Mr.
Moreur voted for a tariff and against Its
reduction. Upon tho amendment of
Butler to redttco to $5, ho voted In tho
negative. We speak by the records
Tho Italics in tho foregoing quotation
nro our own nnd wo ask nny reader of
ordluary Intelligence whether It Is not
n direct assertion on tho part of tho ed
itor of tho Republican that ho speaks
from tho printed ovldonco in tho Globe.
What clso can ho mean, by speaking
"by the record." But lo and behold, In
this week's Issuo of tho Republican wo
find tho following extraordinary state
ment : " ice did not quote the Globe as
aulhoriti upon this vote." Wo call this
as pleasing an instanco of baro faced
mendacity n3 wo havo ever had offered
us even by a Republican editor. Hero
Is a blunt denial of an assertion which
is in print and beforo tho public. Ho
further says( that Kelly wroto to him
on tho subject and told him so, which,
perhaps, is true, ho says also "Kelly is
better authority than tho Globe, nn
opinion to which ho is perfectly wel
come, but which wo positively decllno
to accept. Wo had fully as lief rest our
belief in tho editor of tho Republican
and with about as much chanco of cor.
rectness. Tho Republican's article cuds
as usual, with tho statement that this
paper not being ablo to provo anything
ha3 descended to falsehood, iC-c. Wo
havo nothing to say in reply, but to
commend tho two numbers of his paper
to tho people and would remark, simply,
that if wo wero over guilty of falsehood
wo wero not fools enough to deny it with
tho printed proof of It In tho possession
of half tho peoplo In the county.
Old War Cries.
Tho Republican press havo begun tho
campaign by using tho old war cries of
tho past, and appealing to tho nearly
extinct passions of tho peoplo. Their
papers teem with such words as "tral
tors," "rebels," "copperheads," &c, as
though party success could bo achieved
by such means. Tho people aro not to
bo deceived by such stale tricks. They
will decide between tho parties upon
tho living lssuc3 of to-day. Upon this
subject tho New York Times, n leading
Republican paper Justly says :
To a certain class of politicians, tho
rebellion will furnish a themo for stumn
speeches as long as they live. Thoy
win nover ceaso to lavisn encomiums
upon tho loyalty of their candidate, or
to bean coals of flro unon tho Connor-
headism of his opponent. Tho old sto
ry will bo told over and over acrain at
each succeeding election. Tiiey will ro
mind impatient audiences that Repub
licans saved the Union which tho Dem
ocrats would havo destroyed. In what
tno republican party did during tho
war, and what tho samo party has done
sinco tho war, their patriotic imagina
tions win discover reasons for Keeping
it in power at least to tho end of tho
century. Thus, and thus only, will
theso small politicians talk. Thoy havo
their uses, wo suppose, in tho party or
ganization, but thoy aro not its safest
In another column wo publish an edi
torial from tho World on tho troubles
in North Carolina. The arbitrary, reck
less courso of Gov. Holden and his
hirelings disgusts many of tho Repub
lican party, notwlthstandingthat Grant
endorses his course. Tho New
York Times, a Radical paper of much
inilucncc, has tho following:
Gov. Holden, however, has sot him
self up as a sort of dictator proclaim
ing counties in a stato of insurrection,
perpetrating all manner of arbitrary
acts through agencies unknown in a
freo community, holding persons in
custody in opposition to Judicial orders,
and actually proposing to try them by
Proceedings liko theso wero bod
enough when a gigantic rebellion fur-
nisucu oxigcncics wmcn nan justified
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un-iii. iwwi uiuy uru uui ouiy Biari
ling, but to all appearance,Indefenslblo.
They look particularly bad, moreover,
uecauso mo oiaio is in tno wicatcr oi an
activo canvass, which will culmlnato in
an election next Thursday, and Hoiden
is so mucn oi a partizan tnat tno disin
terestedness of his motives nnd tho im
partiality of his conduct aro to uso tho
mildest term doubtful. Holden's news
paper, tho Raleigh Standard, boasts
that ho Is "indorsed" by the President.
Wo bono that tho President in his "in
dorsement," discriminates between acts
In conformity with law. and in harmo
ny witu justice, ana acts in deiianco of
law, anu repugnant to American Ideas
of order and liberty. If United States
troops aro to appear in tho transaction,
at least let thero bo somo guaranteo
against mo application oi tueir (minori
ty and influence to unworthy ends.
Tlioro is a strong national aversion to
military commissions in a Stato en
dowed with a regularly organized JudI
clal system, and to the nresoneeof Uni
ted States troops as partisan auxiliaries
at an election.
Germany claims that every man in
her nrmy can read and write, whllo of
tho French forces at least sovontv-flvo
tier cent, can do neither. This fact of
itsoir determines tiie ualanco of Amor
ican sympathy, and will nrobablv do
cldo tho feeling of tho tcalo of war,
Bayonets think In theso modern days,
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mm iiimigui ruics. j-ress.
If tho Press ivally belioves In tho
prliiclploset forth nbove, It would com
mand greater belief and sympathy, If
It worked ns well on this sido of tho
water as in Europo. But how Is It that
tho "sympathy" of tho Press is dotenn
Ined in favor of tho blocks, about 90
per cent, or whom, cannot read or write.
J. no Press assumes to represent "Amer
lean sympathy" wo tako It. Wo should
very much prefer to see something liko
appreciation of education as between
will to men nnd negroes boforo placing
nny weigut in tno opinion of tho Press
It Is, not to put it too strongly, all stuff!
As for tho concluding sentence in tho
Press1 article, wo know very well how
much thlnklng.bayonets can do. North
Carolina affords a flno examplo, given
over to cut-throats and murderers.
backed by Mr. President Grant, Gov.
Holden and such hypocritical canters,
as uorney's Philadelphia Press.
Tho Tax on Farmers.
Congress has always been eager to
pas burdcnsouio Jaws and Radical of
ficials havo uniformly given them such
construction as bears hardest upon tho
: oopio. tho latest decision Is that which
compels farmers to pay a special tax as
produco brokers whonuvor thoy attempt
to toll their produco any placo olso than
upon their funn. Farmers when thoy
como to voto should rcmombor that this
odious law was passed by ft Radical
COLUMBIAN AND DEMOCRAT,
On Monday last, being tho first day of
August, and that appointed for tho
meeting of tho Democratic Convention,
tho delegates assembled In tho Court
House, at a littlo past ono o'clock. Tho
meeting was called to order by Capt. C.
B. Brockwny, Chairman of tho Stand.
Ing Cominiltco for tho past year, who
ppoko briefly upon resigning his posi
tion. Upon motion of Col. H. R. Kllno,
of Orange, Wm. J. Ikeler, of Mount
Pleasant, was chosen President of tho
Convention and took tho chair. Charles
Connor and Capt. Cloorgo W. Utt wero
chosen Secretaries. Tho calling of tho
roll of delegates being In order, tho fol
lowing gentlemen answered to their
unmos and presented their credentials:
Beaver Allen Mann, F. L. Shuman.
Benton H. F, Everett, Jas. Conner.
Berwick Isaiah Bower, J. G. Jacoby.
Bloom (E. ) Ell Jones, John B. Ciwey.
Bloom (W.)-Robcrt F. Clark, G. W.
Brlarcreok howls Adams, Albert
Centralia Thomas Qcraghty, Martin
Conyngham (N.) Richard Thornton,
Conyngham (S.) Thomas Kllkcr, Pe
Catawissa Solomon Shuman, Henry
Centre Edward Hartman, Henry
Franklin Joseph C. Rccdcr, Wash
Fishlngcreck Cyrus B. McIIenry, B.
Greenwood Capt. Georgo W. Utt,
Hemlock Wm. II. Shoemaker, Hugh
Jackson Clinton Lewis, Silas W.
Locust John Snyder, Georgo Fetter
man. Maine Wm. Longenbergor, John M.
Mifilin Samuel Nuss, I. K. Schwep-
Madison-O. P. Christian, John M.
Mount Pleasant Mathlas Gilbert,
Wm. J. Ikeler.
Montour Peter B. Evans, Elias Gi
ger. Orange Charles Conner, Hirnm R.
Pino P. W. Sones, John Bruncr.
Roaringcreek John Mowry, David
Scott Jacob Tcrwilliger, Daniel Sny
Sugarloaf Joslah R. Frltz,Cyrus Lar
ish. Win. H. Shoemaker, of Hemlock,
offered tho following resolution :
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nud John G. Frcezo bo appointed Con
gressional Conferees to meet similar
Conferees from the counties of Bradford,
Wyoming, Sullivan nnd Montour ; and
that they bo instructed to support tho
nomination of Capt. C. B. Brockway,
A motion to striko out tho name of
Capt. C. B. Brockway, and insert that
of Victor E. Pioleit, was lo3t, no count
boing had. Tho resolution was then
On motion of Robert F. Clark, tho
following gentlemen wore chosen as tho
Standing Committco for the ensuing
year: Win. B. Koons, Bloom ; Thomas
Mi 111 In ; Wm. Lamon, Brlarcreok : An
drew Laubach, Sugarloaf; Capt. Geo.
W. Utt, Greenwood ; John Snyder, Lo
cust; JohnG. Quick, Montour ; Edward
Wm. H. Shoemaker offered tho fol
lowing resolution, which was adopted
by n unanimous voto :
liesolved. That tho courso of Senator
Buckalcw and Representative Scott, at
tho last Session of tho Legislature, is
fully endorsed by this Convention, and
particularly their determined and elll
cicnt opposition to tho dispersion of tho
Sinking Fund, and to improvident
grants oi power to incorporated com
panies. On motion, tho Convention proceeded
to tho nomination of a candidato for
Sheriff; Chas. Conner nominated James
Lako of Scott township, Wm. II. Shoe
maker nominatod Aaron Smith of Hem
lock township, Robert F. Clark nomi
nated Capt. Roes J. Millard of Scott
township, and Jacob Torwilligor nomi
nated S. R. Kllno of Scott township.
Nominations being declared dosed,sov-
en ballots wero had with tho following
James Lako 10 votes.
S. RTKline 5 "
Capt. R.J. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 10 "
second n ALLOT.
James Lako ,v 10 votes.
S. R. Kllno 5 "
Capt. R. J. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 20 "
Tho namo of S. R. TCIIuo was with
drawn oftcr this ballot.
James Lako 13 votes.
Capt. R. J. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 22 "
James Lako 13 votes.
Capt. R. J. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 22 "
James Lake 12 votes.
Capt. R. J. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 2J1 "
James Lako 12 votes.
uupt. it, j. Millard 10 "
Aaron Smith 23 "
Tho name of James Lako was drop
ped after this ballot, having tho lowest
number of votes.
Capt. R. J. Millard ill) votes,
juiiuu ninun i
Whereupon Capt. Rees J. Millard
having received tho highest number of
votes was declared duly nominated.
Nominations for Assoclata Judgo bo
ing declared In order, Isaiah Bower
nominated Johu R. Yoho of Mlfilln
township, Wm. Longonbergcr nomlna
ted J, R, Jamoson of Main township.
Nominations being closed, a ballot was
had with tho following result :
John R. Yoho nr. vntus
J. R. Jameson to "
A hereupon John R. Yoho having
received tho highest number of votes
was declared duly nominated.
Tho Couvcutlou then proceeded to tho
nomination of a candidato for County
Commissioner. Washington Parr nom
inated Hiram J. Recder of Catawissa
township, Solomon Shuman nominated
Mlnncr HUo of Catawissa township, F.
L. Shuman nominated Christian Wolf
of Mifflin township, Nominations bo-
lug cl03ed, a ballot was had with tho
following result :
Hiram J. Reedcr 29 votes.
Minner Hllo. 13 "
Christian Wolf. 10 "
Hiram J. Iteeder was thereupon de
clared duly nominated,
Nominations for Jury Commkstoncr
wero next declared In ordor. John B,
Casey nominated Isaac McBrldo of
Madison township, Joslah R, Fritz
nominated Andrew Hess of Sugarloaf
township. A ballot being had, resulted
as follows :
Isaac McBrldo 30 voles.
Andrew Hess 17 "
Isaac McBrldo was declared duly nom
inated. Nominations were then madofor Cor
oner, John B. Casey nominated Rich
nrd Thornton of Conyngham township,
Johu Mowry nominated John D.Houck
of Roaringcreek township. A ballot
was then had with tho following result:
John D. Houck 33 votes.
Richard Thornton 10 "
So John 1). Houck was declared duly
Nominations wero then mado for
County Auditor. Richard Thornton
nominated Charles G. Murphy of Cen
tralia, Isaiah Bower nominated James
Lako of Scott township, Wm. J. Ikeler
nominated Daniel Leo of Madison town
ship, Wm. II, Shoemaker nominated
Hugh McBrldo of Hemlock township,
Solomon Shuman nominated F. L. Shu
man of Beaver township, C.B. McIIenry
nominated William C. McKlnney of
Bloomsburg. Tho names of all tho
gentlemen wero .withdrawn with tho
exception of that of Daniel Lee, who
was then nominated viva voce.
Robert F, Clark offered tho following
liesolved. That David Lowcnburgand
Joseph B. Knlttlo be appointed Repre
sentative Conferees to meet similar Con
ferees from Montour county to select a
candidato for member of tho Legisla
ture. Wm. II. Shoemaker offered tho fol
lowing resolution as an amendment to
tho above :
liesolved, That Irani Dorr and John
A: Funston bo appointed Representa
tive Conferees to meet similar Conferees
from Montour county, to select a candi
dato for member of the Legislature to
bo supported by tho Democracy of this
A ballot being had on thoamendmcnt
It was adopted by 2S votes to 12,
Tho Convention then adjourned.
Geohoe W. Utt.
It is not to bo forgotten that three
Directors of tho Poor for tho Bloom
District nro to bo chosen the present
year, and that it will bo necessary to
make nominations of proper persons
for election. Tho Directors will serve
for three year terms, commencing 1st
of April next and will bo chosen upon
the plan of tho freo voto by tho electors
of Bloomsburg and of the several town
ships Included in tho Poor district.
Either by a meeting of tho citizens of
tho district, or by a Convention of del -egates,
tho proper nominations should
bo mado. Under tho plan of voting
which applies to tho choico of those
officers, as wo understand it, two Direct
ors only should bo nominatod and voted
for by tho Democrats of tho district.
Tho third Director will bo chosen by
tho Republicans in caso tho voto shall
As to tho mode of voting, tho provis
ion of tho law of last session Is, that
each voter "may distribute his votes to
and among candidates as he shall think
flt.or may bestow them all upon ono can
didato, and wlion three directors aro to
bo chosen ho may givo ono vote nud n
iialf to eacli of two candidates; in all
cases tho candidates highest in voto to
bo chosen." As tho Democrats havo a
clear majority but not a three-fourths
voto In tho district, it follows that thoy
can elect two Directors nnd tho Repub
licans one,and neither party can prevent
the other from obtaining their proper
share of representation In tho board to
Tho Republicans are crottintr hard un
for money, and havo laid a tax on all
Government employees, variously esti
mated at from ono to threo per cent of
their salaries. Whoro aro tho wealthy
and gushing memncrs ot tho party who
think nothing of giving Mr. Grant,
thousand of dollars at a noi when thov
are in need of tho Presidential service?
Aro they dead or discouraged? Or is it
possiblo that thoy foreseo tho comlncr
downfall of their rotten party,that par
ty which is only held together by a
common plunder, and do not think It
advlsablo to risk anything on a dying
animal. Bo that as it may it Is a very
small pleco of business to demand high-wayraan-liko
"your money or your
(official) life," and nono but a party in
extremity wouia stoop to so low a
means of recruiting their treasury. This
Is tno precious document.
uxioh conoitessionai. ilfpublican
Executive Committee. v
SfPf Tim nnllMntil
which has already been commenced in
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buiiiu oi ino ouiiL-3, promises to uo con
tested with moro than usual activity h
tho Democratic party. It Is therefore
necessary that it should bo met witli
.spirit and determination. Every Re-
iiuuuirui! wuunu luiuiuiuu ims nccn di
rected to tho subject will readily see tho
uuuaraiiy ui HUUll mill (ICCISIVO aCtlOU.
Tho only defenco needed by tho admin
istration is that tho peoplo may bo fur
nished with tho facts ns thoy exist. To
accomplish this.monoy will ha necessary
to defray tho oxpenso of printing null
tiicumung uocuiueuts, nnd in sending
competent speakers Intotho field. Your
position in tho Republican party war
rants tho comniltteo in believing that
you would willingly contributo to this
purpose Thoy havo therefore thought
proper to call upon you for a contribu
tion of dollars, tho receipt of which
will bo promptly acknowledged, and
tho monoy expended in maintaining
Republican principles. Where It cm
bo done, monoy should bo sent by draft
monoy-order, or In registered letters,
njaJo payablo and directed to Hon. J
II. Piatt, M. 0., Secretary Union Cm
gresslonnl Republican Comniltteo,
Washington, D. C. An nnswer is ex
(Signed) vAciiAitiAir CirANnr.Eii,
John H. Ketcham,
J. II. Platt, Jit.,
It Is perfectly well understood that
there is no American Shlntnm? And timi
our malls as well as our oxports nro con
voyed In German or other foreign vos.
sels. In vlow of this fact It Is with tho
highest satisfaction that wo hear of an
American vessel having boon chartered
to carry n cargo of Hour nnd nrnilnnn tn
London. This Is Indeed wolrvimn nnu-a
ami it Is an Inspiring thought that this
great nation of forty minimi nt nnnnin
havo at least ono little, boat of their own
at sea. To Radicals and a Radical Con
gress Is tho country indebted fnr Mm
present utter prostration of American
Commerco by what is virtually, n pro
hibltlon of ship building, in other
word3 protecting It out of cxistonco.
BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY,
Tho War on North Carolina.
It would bo Interesting to know
whothor thoProsldent has really author
ized tho Governor of North Carolina to
enlist a standing nrmy and mnko war
upon tho peoplo of that State. This,
stripped of all surrounding', Is what
that Governor Is doing, nnd In theso
procedures ho claims most positively
that ho has tho aid, encouragement,
support, nnd countcnaneo of tho Feder
al Executive. It adds color to this
claim that tho President has ordered a
forco of United States artillery to North
Carolina his latest directions to that
effect bearing date nt Long Branch on
the 2!M Inst. But, not to prejudge tho
case, wo wilt give, first, tho circumstan
ces of this war upon tho unfortunato
peoplo of North Carolina, and next tho
declarations of the Givernor that ho is
actiug with tho consent nnd npproval
of tho President, and then leavo It for
tho friends of Mr. Grant to declare
whether ho has really given tho law
less and bloody-minded authorization
Tho circumstances nro theso: During
this year there havo boon in tho North
Carolina counties of Alamanco and
Caswell sovcral homicides ono of a
Radical Stato Senator, ono of a negro,
nnd ono committed upon n family of
whiles, Conservatives in politics, nil of
whom were slain in their own homes.
The fact that theso homicides were com
mitted on thoso of both parties suffi
ciently relieves them of any suspicion
of having been prompted by political
reasons; and there is no reason to sup
poso but what tho civil law, if allowed
to operate, would havo been qulto sufil
clcnt In tho premises. Disdaining, how
ever, a resort to that instrumentality,
and claiming to act with tho approval
of President Ornnt, tho Governor
(Holden) Immediately set on foot an
army not calling out tho militia, but
regularly enlisting an army under tho
command of an East Tennesseo bush
whacker named Kirk, formerly an offi
cer in Brownlow's militia. Marching
tills forco into Alamanco and Caswell,
tho Governor proclaimed thoso counties
under martial law, arrested very near
ono hundred citizens, ordered them for
trial by a military commission, and
spread such terror by these proceedings
nnd tho excesses of his soldiery that
many of tho citizens of tho vleinago
fled to Virginia in fear of their lives.
In behalf of thoso held for military trial
a writ of habeas corpus was prayed out
beforo tho Chief Justice of tho Stato
and served upon Kirk, on which that
worthy remarked that lhi3klndof thing
was "played out," nnd drovo tho civil
officer away. Other attempts to tervo
liko writs having been made, ho tears
up the writs and claps the officers serv
ing them in his guardhouse. On this
the Chief Justice is applied to for an
attachmcntngainst Kirk and an order
to tho Sheriff to ralso tho posse comila
tus to executo tho same. Tho poor old
man, overawed perhaps by tho Govern
or's boast that "Grant backed him,"
proves falso to his duty, refuses tho
attachment, and declares that all ho can
do is to write a letter to tho Governor.
That functionary, in n communication
now before us, replies: "I havo declared
" tho counties of Alamanco and Caswell
"In a state of insurrection, and havo
" taken military possession of them,"
"and "I do not seo how I can surreudcr
"tho insurgents to tho civil authority
" until that authority is restored;" or,
in other words, I havo proclaimed mar
tial law, aud becauso I havo proclaimed
martial law I cannot respect tho civil
courts. In this attitude, then, tho un
fortunato peoplo of North Carolina re
main: thojudiciary impotent for their
protection, while tho Executive, with
tho claimed approval of President Grant
makes war upon them.
So much for tho facts; now for tho
evidence going to show tho approval of
the President. On tho very day on
which tho Governor dates hl3 letter to
tho Chief Justice, tho Raleigh Stand-
ard, organ of tho Governor, says that
tho President has just written from
Long Branch to Governor Holden to say
that he had ordered moro United States
troops to North Carolina, aud then con
Unties: "A largo number, armed with
" the bcstfasl-shoolinr guns, aro expect
" ed in Raleigh In n day or so." Tho
next day tho organ chronicles tho arri
val of a largo detachment of troops
"armed with the bcstfasl-shooting guns,"
"and snccrlngly adds: "Does tho Prcsi
"dent support tho Governor? Wo
"should think so."
Now, is there not something horriblo
In this thought of tho President of tho
United States sitting at caso in his Long
Branch cottago, watching tho children
at play on tho beach and tho pleasure
yachts skimming tho sca.nnd out of this
scono of summer tranquility despatch
Ing battalion upon battalion of Federal
troops to mow down with their "fast
shooting guns" tho unhappy peoplo of
tho Old North Stato? Lot there bo somo
denial of tho statement of this scoun
drel Governor that "Grant backs him;"
for, ns tho caso now stands, It is a di
honoring fcupposltlon that our Chief
Magistrato Is capable of so cold-blood-
edr an atrocity ns is hero charged.
It appears that tho cadet-broker Whit
temoro took entire chargo of tho South
Carolina Republican Stato Convention
on Thursday last. It was Whlttcmoro
who decided which of tho ilelefntoa
wero duly elected; Whlttcmoro who
irnmea tno piatrorm "Indorsing Presi
dent Orant's administration;" and
Whlttcmoro who uotninatcd tho candi
dales for tho coming race. In ono word,
from Its head tolls tall, thn u-hnln Tin.
publican party In South Carolina m
Incarnated In this convicted and twlco-
branded cadet-selling, carpet-bag Con
grefsman: and so decided n. nmmiin.,1
on tho heels of his second rejection by
tho Houso seems to indicato that, Just
in proportion as any man becomes do
graded in general estimation, just in
that proportion does ho rlsoin tho esti
mation, Just In that proportion docs ho
risoin mo estimation of thoso rlcn-fleld
suffragans who form, with snmn wi.it.
temoro-Ish whitamcn, tho Republican
party of South Carolina. This fellow
was driven from tho House f,,r
theft, and his constituents sent him
back: tho Houso Bimrned him frnm if a
threshold, and, lo I ho rises still higher
in fjoum uaroiina Republicanism, nnd
from tt Blmnlo Concrossman
tho great hcad'Ccntro of tho nnrl v
throughout tho State. World.
St. Louis, July 31. A nroloct u nn
foot hero to build ait lmmenso struc
ture to embraco under ono roof a grand
uuion railroad donot. custom .1
merchants' oxchaugo nnd hotel, cover
ing thrco entire blocks, and to cost $3,.
Home, July 27. His Holiness tho
Popo Is In receipt of official Informa
tion from Franco, that nil tho French
troops now In this city, havo received
orders lo Immediately ovneuato tho
Pontifical territory, tho Italian gov
ernment having promised to respect tho
PotiaiiKEErsii:, July 27. A ttapor
nto attempt to rob Mr. Browning, tell
er of tho First Nntlonal Bank of Fish
kill village, was mado at Cold Spring
to-day at noon. Mr. Browning was
standing In front of n store near tho do-
pot, waiting for tho up trnln, nnd had
In his hand a carpet bagcontnlnlngsov
oral thousand dollars, collected for de
posit In his hank, when suddenly a
man walked up to him, nnd, throwing
n handful of red popper In his eyes,
seized tho satchel nnd ran Into Mr. Mun
sell's grounds, 'icar tho depot, where
Mr. Munsell's watchman, named Eli
jah Jones, seized him and throw him
to tho ground nnd recaptured tho satch
el. Tho thief then drew n revolver nnd
fired thrco shot3 nt tho watchman, ono
of which took effect In tho lattor's ab
domen, mortally wounding him. Tho
citizens nt onco seized tho thief and
handed him over to tho sheriff, who
took hlmtoCarinclJall. Thothlefglvcs
Ills namo as John Smith, nnd says ho
resides In New York. Mr. Browning's
eyes wero badly Injured by tho pepper.
Pottsville, July 27. At a conven
tion of tho Miners nnd Laborers Ben
evolent Association, hold 20th nnd 27th
ult. David McDonald, president, in
tho chair, tho following resolutions
1. liesolved, That tho Schuylkill com
pany Is tounito on tho eight hours aud
2. Wiieueas, It has becomo manifest
that tho nutliraclto board of trado Is
prosecuting Its purpose with tho object
and Intention of dismembering tho W.
B. A., ami not as alleged to forco a res
triction of wages only, and
Wheiieas, wo deem It wise to sacri
fice a littlo, rather than endanger tho
whole, therefore bo it
Resolved, That while wo maintain our
faith in eight hours for a day's work,
wo deem In unadvisablo to forco tho Is
suo at this time.
Tho yeas and nays being called for, it
resulted In yeas, 10; nays, 2.
New Yonic, July 27. Tho excite
ment hero relatlvo to the yacht raco
was very great this afternoon, and so
many reports weromado relative to tho
winning yacht, that for nearly two
hours nobody know whether tho Cam
bria or Dauntless had won.
Tho Cambria reached tho light ship
off Sandy Hook at forty-six minutes
past threo p. ni. Tho Dauntless passed
five minutes past five, losing tho raco
by ono hour and nineteen minutes.
During the morning it appears that
both yachts were in sight of each other
in a dead calm, thosails of both ve3scls
hung idly, neither could mnko any pro
gress, and were about 20 miles apart.
When tho wind came up it was favora
bio for tho Cambria.
Both yachts report heavy weather at
sea. Tho Cambria lost ono man over
board, but recovered him. Tho Daunt
less lo3t two men overboard during tho
storm, by which ovent It is said sho
lost thrco hours' timo waiting to recov
er, if possible, tho men. This accident
occurred when threo days out from
Ivinsalo. Tho Cambria reports head
winds all tho passago until reaching
IlAnnisuuita, July 23. Gov. Geary
yesterday received a letter from Paul
Schoeppo, dated from Carlisle Prison,
appealing to tho Governor for release
In order that ho may volunteer in tho
Prussian Army, to teach tho tyrant
JNapoicon a lesson. Ho still protests
Oswego, July 23. Willis Sumner,
lor many years a respected nnd influen
tial citizen; Edward M'Graw, former
ly on tho police force; Jas. Carlon, a
saloon keeper on Water street; N.
Goodsell, a hotel keeper atNowIIaven,
and au old man named Pcnnellsville,
died last night from tho effects of in
temperance. Philadelphia, July 23. Emma
Curtis, aged sixteen, indentured to Mrs.
Kolseritz, nroso about !i o'clock this
morning, and making a bundlo of al
most everything of valuo In tho house,
decamped. Tho first Intimation tho
family had of tho matter was a strong
odor of gas. An examination disclosed
tho fact that nftcr gathering together
all tho clothing, jewelry, Ac., sho could
find, sho had turned on every gas-burner
in tho lower stories, with a vlow of
smothering tho inmates of tho house.
Sho was arrested and sent to prison.
Raleioh, N. 0., July 23. Gov.
Holden refused to deliver up tho pris
oners arrested by Kirk in Alamanco
County on tho mandato of tho Chief
Justice. Tho counsel for tho prisoners
moved to attach tho Governor. Tho
motion was refused by tho Chief-Jus-tice.
Tho counsel then moved to attach
Kirk. Tills motion was also refused.
They then moved to send tho Marshal
of tho Supremo Court to Kirk's camp
to bring tho prisoners. Tho motion
was refused by tho ChIof-Ju-,tIco, say
ing It would bo idle, ns tho
not bo obeyed; that tho counsel for tho
prisoners mignt tako it ns a fact that
tho Marshal had been sent, nnd the
prisoners not surrendered. If, as said
by tho prisoners' counsel, lb
cd tho application for relief, it should
no mauo oy inem to tho Chief-Justlco
of tho United States.
Syracuse, N. Y July 0.-A spec
lal dispatch lo tho Journal mv. "Tl.n
villagoof CortlandvIUo was disturbed
Thursday night by a party of young
men, who essayed to nvoncrn thn iinnth
of Mrs. Christopher II. Moore.
cast herself Into tho river, near that
vlllago, Tuesday night, and wns drown
ed. It appears at thoCoronpr',1 luminal
that Mrs. Moore's hushnml l.mi i.n
intlmatowith a depraved woman liv
ing In tho vlllngo named Melissa Blyo,
and tho verdict cf th O lllrv U-nM. Hull n
knowledge of such Ititlmacy had ren-
ueruu lurs. inooro insane, nnd whllo in
such mental condition sho had commit
ted suicide. A stroug feellug of Indlir.
nation nroso against tho wninfin. ninl n
party of young men forced tho donrs nf
her houso and subjected her to n treat
ment oi tar anu learners, biio was first
dragged to tho street, where a promis
cuous crowd of about 200 hmi fiiihopn.i
nnd thero entirely disrobed. In this
condition sho was takcii through tho
streets to another part of tho vlllago,
where tar aud feathers wero iiiinl'rxl.
Sho was thon suffered to go her way,
una uio crowd dlspersod. Whllo this
outrago was going on sho begged of
somo members of tho party to spare hor
Ilfo. Tho citizens aro Indignant at theso
Pottsville, July 29. After four
months of suspension of work in tho
nutliraclto coal region, n comprom.'so
has been effected between tho operators
and tho men, nnd work will bo gener
ally resumed on Monday next, It will
require about a week, however, for nil
tho collieries lo got fully at Work,
THE CANADA FENIANS,
WiND3on, July 30. Captain John J.
Monnhnn was arraigned boforo tho
court, and pleaded guilty. Gen. O'Ncll
was then placed In tho dock, nnd wns
asked by tho court If ho had nnythlng
to say why scntenco of tho court should
not bo passed on him, nnd in reply said
ho hnd, nud proceeded to mnko a most
eloquent nddicss, recounting his ser
vices In behalf of ills adopted country
ns n reason why his sontonco should bo
light. After somo nblo remarks by
Judgo Woodwrulf, O'Nell was senten
ced to tho Stato prison In Windsor for
tho term of two years, nnd to pay n flno
Colouel John H. Brown wa.-t then ask
ed what ho had to say, nnd handed in
u reply and mado n speech, which, for
eloquence, enthusiasm nnd pathos lias
not often been excelled. Tho court then
sentenced him to nlno months' Impris
onment and n flno of flvo dollars. Cap
tain J, J. Monahan wns then rcquestod
to rise, nnd was asked If ho had any
thing to say. It appearing that ho had
no command nt tho front, nud that ho
was not actually engaged in tho fight
ho was sentenced to bo imprisoned by
tho United States marshal for six
months, nnd pay a flno of ono dollar.
New York, July 30. A terriblo
murder was committed yesterday mom
ing nt No. 12 West Twenty third street,
opposite tho Fifth avenue Hotel. Tho
victim wns Mr. Benjamin Nnthnn ono
of tl'o most respected and wealthiest
citizens of Now York. Tho murderer
had evidently hidden himself in tho
houso for tho purposo of robbing a safo
which stood In a room adjoining Mr.
Nathan's bed room, but having been
discovered by Mr. Nathan added mur
der to burglary by beating out tho un
fortunato man's brains with an iron bar.
Tho wealth and respectability of the
victim, tho location of tho houso and
tho boldness and atrocity of tho crime
havo rendered this tho greatest outrago
of the day. Tho members of tho Stock
Exchango havo offered n rownrd of
$10,000 for tho murderer and tho May
or oilers ono or SoOOU. Tho polico as
yet havo no clue.
New York, July 31. Tho mystery
of tho Jvathau murder continues with
out a cluo for its solution, nnd is tho
absorbing topic of popular comment
and conversation. Tho rewards oiler
ed for the detection of tho murderer
now amount to So0,000, and tho dotee
tives are beginning to work against each
other in their desire to secure tho entire
amount. Full descriptions of tho miss
ing watch and studs havo been tele
graphed to nil prominent cities In tho
Union, nnd Governor Hoffman, Judgo
Cardozo, and other prominent citizens
are actively co-operating for tho discov
ery and arrest of tho murderer.
New York, Aug. 1. Tho funeral of
Benjamin Nathan took placo this morn
iug from his lato residence, No. 12 East
Twenty third street. As early as 7
o'clock tho crowd began to assemble in
the neighborhood, and by ono o'clock,
Twenty-third street, from Fiftii to
Sixth avenues, presented tho appear
anco of a vast army swaying to and fro,
Tho street was densely packed with
men, women nnd children. As many
as twenty-flvo thousand wero present.
Scuanton, Aug. 1. Tho banking
houso of John Handley & Co., was rob
bed of $30,000 in currency at 10 o'clock
this morning by parties entering tho
vault from tho rear of tho bank, whllo
accomplices engaged the nttentlon of
tho cashier at tho counter. Tho plan
was boldly and adroitly accomplished.
Thero is no cluo to tho robbers.
Philadelphia, Aug. 1. Early this
morning tho Presbyterian Publication
house, in Chestnut-street, was entered
and tho safe broken into by tcaringaway
a portion of tho vault. Tho thieves re
moved 87,000 In registered bonda.butleft
them lying on tho floor. All tho plunder
obtained wns two dozen gold pens nnd
$70 in cash.
Florence, Aug. 1. Tho negotia
tions between Italy and Franco for tho
withdrawal of tho French troops from
Italian soil havo been brought to a sat
isfactory conclusion. Tho Italian Gov
ernment lias guaranteed tho preserva
tion of order In Rome, and tho French
troops havo ovacuatcd tho city.
MEMPHis.Tcnn., Aug. 1. A terriblo
dUaster occurred at Pacific Place, thir
ty miles abovo here, at 12 o'clock last
night. Tho stern-wheel steam-boat
.Silver Spray, from New Orleans for
Cincinnati, with a bargo in tow, ex
ploded her boilers, killing and wound
ing a number of tho crow nnd passen
gers. Tho boat then took tiro. Twenty
six lives wero lost.
New Yoiik, Aug 1. It has been as
certained this afternoon that tho Na
than murderer nud burglar obtained six
ty thousand dollars from tho safo which
Mr. Nathan had placed thero tho night
boforo. Thrco wealthy Israelites of this
city havo offered n hundred thousand
dollars, If necessary, to bring to punish
ment the author of tho accusallous, In
a Sunday paper, against Washington
Nathan ns tho murderer. There Is uo
cluo ns yet to tho perpetrator of tho
Tho War in Europe.
Berlin, July 20. Tho Prussian Qo -
eminent has also declined to nllow for
eign military officers at tho nrmy head
London, July 27. M. Oltlveir, In n
letter to a friend here, denies tho nego
tiation by Franco of tho alleged secret
treaty with Prussia. Tho French Min
ister of Foroigu Affairs positively do
ilies that Frunco has entertained tho
idea of annexing Bolglum.
London, July 27. Tho Spanish gov
ernment has demanded of Duko do
Gramont nn explanation of-tho asser
tion by him in an address to tho Corps
Loglslatlf, that tho Cortes wore to bo
surprised Into voting for tho Princo of
London. July 27. Tho Times to-dav
maintains that Its miblleatlon of tho
proposed secret treaty botween Franco
nuu rrussin, lias Had ono good effect. It
secured tho neutrality of Bolglum,
which, without this warning, would
havo been llnblo to violation at nny mo-
Berlin. July 27. Tho Correspondence
of to-day prints tho text of tho treaty
tuo I'Tcncii Emperor oucreu Iho Count
Von Bismarck. Inun51
Correspondence says.tlmt tl, T"1 H
waived all opposition to rC
cation, provided PruiRa? .""U-
tno I'Toncii acnu Uliinn . uu'u m
..., n. .,;. l.UXml
mm iiiu Inunction Of ltnll TO
minutes of tho Escrow tZT' Th
dettl's autographs nro presori i T,
War Office nt Berlin. n JlVn
nf iRr.n l.ni,..., ...- . ''W! tho ...
Mnpolcon had om.rr.,1 "...'""Irk
with 300,000 men with wh.i , 1 '!,
Austria, nson equivalent for ltj
bank of tho Rhino. n lh(Meft
Paris, July 27. ti1q Tn, I
this mornlnc imbll.i.n. . 0,"ml OMciA
ring tho title of Regent n, ,"
With nuthorlty to exercise U o f;mPr
of that offico during n, -" 10 function.
sencofrom tho capital. tZ T saH
tratiou will bo guided I jj " ."""M
Emperor, and lo bo inscr ,byths
Bnnlf nf Hfntn. n,l . tm h th, I
oral orders of tho service ti Wll,l
try will havo cognizance o'f ihH
or'a wishes nnd InstmHi.. " f-mpcr-1
which tho Empress will 1 nl i m
will not havo powtr to promuW. "
other laws than those nw?on&
lore uio liOgisiativo Chambers. I
-I'AUIS, Jtliy US. Tim T'mn . I
St. Cloud to-day by 9t, I;? ? W
army. Ho was accomnanlo.l'i,., t!. "5 1
Nnnolooii. Thn ' '""Ml
London. July "S-mmm-i.. .. I
thine- Indicate tlmt n 1 ,tvclJ
b, b ,n, T, , I,laeo within Hires
days. Tho Prussians aro concentr S
between Troves nnd McrIrSS
erSaar. Thoy have innnm. m:
forceof tho French numbers ab!,S8
i-Aius, du.y .-Kcports from I;, I
southern border of Baden stato that t I
Prussian troops aro to lm
... . . ..
imino irom naqo to Constance a
small corps of Infantry Is posted Ma, I
wicinieilon. Tho troons nf w.. I
berg aro moving towards tho fort I
BEIILIN. Julv "S-AfMnUi. .1
French detachment of tlireocompanieJ
and eighty horses yostenl.w aiiuil
half of tho Prussian Sixty-ninth Foot!
at. vocKinger. After a short cngige-l
ment tho French retired with the loal
of an officer nnd eight men. On the!
Prussian sido ono man was wounded,
London, July 23.-Tho Daila Xm
correspondent at Paris. Wednpi).i-1
writes: "There nro still somo hopes of I
peace. A'egotlatlons of somo sort are!
proceeding actively. Lord Lyons Is
constantly with DukodoOramont.The
Emperor is reported hesitating, fearinj
a coalition against liini. Tho European
Cabinets aro under a strong inipreA
that poaco is possible.
London, July 2. A ilimateh froml
St. Petersburg says the people of thitl
city nro furious becauso Prussia Intir l
cepts French and EuglMi journals". Thel
Times in its geneial article on thesitil
ntion fears that Denmark's 200J uniltrl
standing with Franco is duo only tcl
her hatred of Prms.i. l'rmshi coaJ
plains of England furnishing arms as J
coals to l- ranco.
St. PETEitsnima, July 2s.-TheRm
sian forco in Polaud has boon increase!!
to 200,000 mon, Including tho Imperii!
regiments of tho Guard.
Paeis, July .10. It is bjliev&l tb
French troops now in Rouio will all b
in Franco by tho 10th of August.
French journals of this morning tin
that tho Prussians havo 300,000 men e.
Troves, 100,000 In tho Illnek Forest, I
200,000 near Maycnce, 100,000 In Sebte-I
wig, and 80,000 near Berlin. The W l
anglo between Troves, Maycnce and the I
river Lautcz is well filled with soldiers.!
London, July 30. In viowof public!
excitcmont in England, occasioned bjl
tho publication of tho secret treaty, the!
trovcrn incut will address a communica 1
tion to tho governments of France nl I
Prussia, declaring that tho explanation-j
of tho secret treaty aro unsatisfactory.
From orders recently issued from the!
War Offico It Is believed that it u wi
tended to ask Russia to iolu Engluil
in placing an army in Belgium for tbel
protection of that country.
Pauis. Julv 31. Thoi'uWcsjyjAi-l
stria is making formidable milIUrj
preparations, as sho fears tho imravi
innnt nf lini- nii,trnllfv bv BlSniarCI.I
Tho command of tho Austrian army ol
Observation will bo given to tbe0rai
Duko Albrccht. whoso wmnatnj i
Franco Is well known. A Hunganstl
Chambers nt Pesth having votodaneij
trnnrdlnnrv uredit for thu purpose.
PAHI3. Aug. 2-Evcnlng.-0ffltlil
dosiMititliM frnm Metz aiU'OUnt'O tu
11 A. m. to-day tho French had a eer
ions engagement with tho l''"35 I
Ournrmy took thooilenslve.crou.. .
frontier, and invaded iru5i.
uiiifn nf Din numbers and position 0
n r... ( luitiilionsiveM
sufficient to carry tho heights vw
i.,.m.-. nnd an arunu.'i
flm wna nnt fllnu- to drlVO the eMDU
mi. i,..i nfnurtrWi
was so great that our losses were I
Tint mi mi remit mi
M. Tho Emperor assisted at tho r"l
(i., ii.ihn lmncrWp ""'1
HUUII3) mill kllw A ,,.vw - . ftltWI
accompanied him everywhere, recc i
on this first field of battle his
of flro. His presenco of nilmi anu
frold In danger wero worm
namo ho bears. Tho Jvinper"'
ed to Mctz nt 1 v. M.
The departmental est I in at e ' pl
cellaneous Items" was f 1,2 10;, ,J
10 uuuur mis nvau ui .. V, .,Bp
tion Bill. Tho reason why :
asked for by tho administratis"!
moro than doubled In tho nri,rP" fiaJ
Is not apparent. But when i
Items liko this: "To Wm. '
additional pay as assistant di
12,180," it is not wonderful that i
pnrtmcntnl cstlmato was deeme'i
i, .i fin- "Mlscclu,
Items." Syphaxlsa colored n
ual who carries visiters ,
i.n r n. Tinrinr Donartniti"
tho Secretary's room for ono i "
day. What his regular salary
iif.ia Dn..,inn u wo do not V1",
but it must bo eomothliit' ,fbe
Biuco his aatuuonui puy - J c
nro hundreds of radical hinetoe
all colors, hanglngnroum i
who nro provided for In tho WVJpA
Hons for "Miscellaneous