% be gonrual.
Wednesday June 19, 1872
“When the rebolious traitors are
overwhelmed in tlie field, and scattered
like leaves before an angry wind, it must
not be to return to peaceful and con
tented homes. They must find poverty
at their firesides, and see privation in
the anxious eyes of mothers and in the
rags of children.” — Horace Greely.
Homo ol* the Beahonw wliy
Mr. Greeley In anOhJeet ion
iihle Ciiinlidate lor
A late number of the Now York World gives the
following reasons against Mr. Greeley as a candi
date for the Presidency, and at first view they
weern to be conclusive.
Mr. Greeley has no perwinal fitness for the of
fice. It is an executive and a-iminiatrativo office;
and wo suppose there is no person acquainted with
Mr. Groeiey, who believes that he possesses exec
utive or administrative capacity. He cannot even
manage his emull side-hill farm at Chappaqua on
business principles. In the Tribune he merely
wrote articles and gave advice; the executive man
agement has always been npon other hands. Mr.
Greeley is nimble to take care of his own property;
much leas of the complex and multifarious affairs
of the Federal Government.
It may be said that we are prejudiced ; but wo
appeal to the estimate 4 which Mr. Greeley's own
party has always placed upon him. The Itcpubli
can party has hud no motives to under estimate the
Wonts of Mr. Greeley; but that party has never
had any faith in his ability to discharge the duties
of any important office with credit. Ho has never
booh nominated by his own party except on a for
lorn hope, but in ono instance of his election to
the State Constitutional Convention in 1867. Hut
in that Convention Mr. Greeley did not rank as a
first rate, hut only as a second-rate or a third-rato
man. There were at least twonty members of tho
Constitutional Convention whose capacity and in
lluence were superior to those of Mr. Greeley.
Men who liavo boen so long before tho country
as Mr. Greeley haa got rated at thoir true valuo.-
He is a man of undoubted talents and capacity; but
even his own party have always thought him unfit
to hold office. If General Grant had died in March,
and the Philadelphia Convention had been free to
nominate any other candidate, wo do not supposo
that Mr. Greeley would have boon thought of as a
candidate, much less nominated. Tho estimate
which has been so uniformly put upon him by his
own party must have some foundation in justice ;
and as his own party never dared to trust Mr.
Greeley with tho responsibilities of high office, tho
inference scorns reasonable that, those who know
hini best believo him better qualified to shine as a
journalist than an the incumbent of any office.-
The fact that Mr. Greeley’s own party has always
. thought him unfit for the responsibilities at any
office, 1b pretty concluaivoovedenoo against him-
The truth is, tlist. ho is wayward, crotchety, opiu
ionated; that ho lacks sound judg mout and mon
tal balance; and that tlio party which he has moßt
faithfully served and all whose prepossessions have
been t wonty years in his favor, has never nomina
ted or elected him to any important office. Not
only have party conventions refused to nominate
him, but Republican administrations have Rteadily
declined to appoint him to office, It is, therefore,
clear enough that his own former party associates
have always thought him totally unfit for high om
IliH desertion of his former flag can make no
change in his personal character. Ho is tho same
max that ho was before he war nominated at Cin
cinnati —n man wayward, impulsive, abounding in
crotcliots, and notoriously deficient in all tho qual
ifications of a man of business and administrative
officer. The Republican party could never object
to Mr. Greeley on tho score of principle; but it
has never given him any important office, for tho
simple and conclusive reason that it thought him
singularly deficient in administrative qualiflonlons.
Rut if tire Republican party have always deemed
itubsurd to think of Mr. Grooley as a man capable
of discharging official duties, how utterly pre
posterous it would be for the Democratic party to
take him up and run him for the Presidency!
Mr Greeley does not represent onr peineiples;
and this would boa fatal objection, even if ho
had tho administrative capacity of Alexander Ham
ilton or Henry Clay. For the last thirty years,
Mr. Greeley has opposed not. only all tire measures
of the Democratic party, but tho fundamental
principles of which thoso measures w ere the out
growth. If tho Democratic Convention should
mako Mr. Greeley its candidate it would both be
lie its principles and ask the suffrages of the Dem
ocratic paity for a man who is so notoriously unfit
for high office that, popular as he is, Ins own party
associates never dared nominate, and never elected
him to any considerable office. Why should the
Democratic party take up a candidate whom his
Republican associates have always thought disqual
ified for important trusts? If Mr. Greeley were a
Democrat we might perhaps accept, sound princi
ples as r partial compensation for personal unfit
ness. Rut Mr. Greeley is unfit every way. He
detests the principles of the Democratic party, and
he has no personal qualifications for the high office
to which he nspires. Hnndres of thousands of
Democrats will either vote against him or stay at
home. He has no Republican strength; the Re
publicans would never tolerate the idea of his
holding any important office even when he was
in full communion with them. Mr. Greeley is un
fit to bo elected President by any party, because his
cast of mind does not qualify him for the dischage
of executive duties. Rut he is still more objection
able, because he has been the most violent antago
nist of Democratic principles.
What could be more preposterous than for Dem
ocrats to take up a candidate who never belonged
to their party; who has assailed it for more than
thirty years with the utmost license of vitupera
tion ; and who has long been regarded by the par
ty to which he really belongs as personally unfit to
hold any office ? A candidate who is personalty so
weak and incompetent that even his own partisans
have always thought him unfit to hold office, has
a slender hold mi the voters of the country. A
man who neither represents their principles nor is
qualified for administrative duties, nor Ims any
chance to get one-fifth as many Republican vote-'
as he is certain to drive off Democrats, is as un
promising a candidate aa the Democratic party
conld think of nominating. It is not possible
that the Democratic National Convention should
nominate such a candidate.
O|>|>owi t lon to Greeley.
The most fatal blunder the Liberal Repub! can,
have com mi iti and wn§ tho Nomination of G/celey /or
lb" Presidency. It m evident that he in not a Javoiite
of nth pftrty and (rum tho moot reliable reports cannot
control in the coming election, rnoie than a two-lhirds
support from the name.
Gar! Schurz, the prime loader of the I iberale, and
late Prexi-Jx-nt of ihe Cincinnati Convention refuses
to lift ht« voice iu favor ol Greeley while the German
element and Labor Keform party are Solid iu their
opposition to the Greeley au«l Urown ticket.
If, as it ia shown, Greeley is so unpopular
with hi* own party, it ig not to be wondered at but
that the old life-long defamor and slanderer of the
Democracy should Iks objectionable to a respectable
portion of tho p.»rty.
With the present chances before GreeLy we be.
lieve that it will be impossible for him to be elected
even if the Baltimore Convention should endorse his
ticket, hence wo are not disposed to see the Derm o
racy disgrace Ihe principles of the party and to lose
everything and gain nothing by nominating that old
enemy and calumniator of the party.
Npotiking; itt tho Capitol.
Judge Linton Ste phens, last night,
spoke at the Hall of the (louse of Rep
resentatives to a full house. We notic
ed many ladies out. He was frequent
ly applauded during its delivery. As
we will give the speech entire in our
afternoon edition we wjll omit even a
synopsis of it.
Hon. Robert Toombs responded to
calls in one of characteristic efforts.
Fellow-cittizen : I am not in this
programme. (Laughter.) I came here
as u listen?!, 1 have not made a
speech in public since 18GS. I have
been watching events though, I am
an outlaw. lam proud of my outlaw
ry, (laughter,) and I thank thiti living
God that I have lived to see just such a
state of things, because we shall be
able to sift the chaff'from the whbat—
we can find out all the true Democrats,
chalk their back and kick the others
out! (Laughter.) I stand upon the
principles ol public liberty which has
been udvocated lor eight centuries by
my ancestors —principle, ns good to
day as in 1237. 1 stand by free gov
ernments and tho right of freemen to
Yon talk to me about your Grants
an! Mr. Greeleys, and all such stuff.
I will beat them at tho ballot box, or
any other sort of box you choose. —
[Applause and laughter.]
Now, this is a very plain question
there is no trouble about it. Show me
a man that tried to make a party out of
the negroes, and 1 will show you a
Greeley man. mo u Bullook
man that has turned Democrat, uud I
will show you a Greeley man—a thief
that has robbed the State, and I will
show you a Greeley man. Show me
one of the Mitchell orphans, and I will
show you a Greeley man. Show mo a
State Road lessee and I will show you
a Greeley man ; but show me on hon
est man and I will show you uu anti-
Greeley man! j
Why, we have no questions with us.
There is run a white Greeley man in
the county of Wilkes, the old hornet’s
nest of the revolution.
1 am glad we have got them all to
gether. We will get tho New Depar
tures, the Bullock men. the swin
dlers, the thieves, in one pile and then
get rid of them.
As to Greeley and Grant, with one
exception, I would support old John
Brown’s Ghost, if 1 could maintain
Democratic principles and popular
rights. I would support the devil in
preference to either of them, because
when you support the devil you sup
port a very respectable antagonist.—
He is not a coward. He fought God
Almighty a very respectable fight, and
he lights Him a pretty tough light till
now—so the story goes in revelation.
As to me I put polities upon one sec
tion of Magna chartu. No man shall
be imprisoned, louud guilty or exiled
unless by the decision of a judge, and
the verdict of a jury according to the
laws of the land. The laws that He
makes, and 1 will accept laws from no
other. So far as the Government of
the United States is concerned, I am its
enemy. I have trod under foot the
Haunting lie a hundred times, and 1
trust to do it again. They are no
friends of mine or of my country —they
are no friends of 1 berty.
What’s the difference between these
people? Grant’s a soldier, a sort of
fool, but be loves his friends, sticks to
bis Ain, bis kith. [Laughter.] But
Greeley loves nobody—don’t even love
bis wife and is a woman’s rights man
and 1 woudin’t vote for him for that if
tor no other reason. ‘That’s the mat
ter with Hannah.’ If the women only
had the right kind of husbands there
would be no women’s right women.
[Laughter and Applause.] They say a
great deal about iiisold white hat and
old coat. His white bat is his greatest
I tell you ono thing. I said to an
Augusta man, you abuse Atlanta.—
Why ? Where did Bullock come from 1
From Augusta, my own District. W here
did Conley and Blodgett and Eph.
Tweeedy come from 1 Why, from Au
gusta. And I hope we sent yon all the
rogues we had. They all gathered here
in Atlanta, for where the carrion is the
crows will gather. Bullock came, they
came, more vultures. You did not
raise one of them on your soil ; but take
the hard-listed men of this town, and
there is not a people iu the world who
show a magnanimity grander than the
common men of Atlanta.
Now, fellow-citizens, I don’t know
w here this is going to ; with ail rever
ence 1 say it, I leave it with God. I
know my duty ; to do justly, to main :
tain free government, to maintain pub
lic institutions, to fight all cowards and
traitors, to stand on this grand old ship
of the Constitution, and fight under the
principles of eight centuries. It’s true,
pirates are aboard in the Grants ; rogues
are boring her bottom in the Greeleys.
Cast one into the sea ; hang the other;
dovorir duty; trust to God. What
then ? Let the storm come; let the
robbers have oharge of her ; let the bo
rers snceeed ; nail to the mast tiie holy
flag, and give her to the God of the
winds, the lightning and the gale. [Vo
ciferous applause.] —Atlanta Cprutilutiun.
A Hlgh-llauded pijtrago.
From the I»ndon (Canada; Herald and Prototype,
About two weeks ago a gentleman,
whose name we suppress for reasons
that will be afterward explained, came
to this city from the South. lie was
formerly a resident of York county,
South Carolina. During the American
war he served as a suigeon in the Con
federate army. At its conclusion he
returned to his home, determined to
maAe the best of existing circumstances.
He still, however, retained his belief in
the principles for which he had risked
his life, and fie freely denounced the
military despotism which Grant had
established iu the conquered States.—
His popularity and local influence
made him particularly obnoxious to the
carpet-baggers, and when it was decid
ed to suspend tfie habeas act, in
order to carry the elections, his name
was marked down us one of the victims.
When lie learned this, he immediate
ly started for Canada, ciosely followed
by ono y. B, Cornell, a Yankee spy, iu
the pay of Grunt’s carpet-bagger-in
chief, Gov. Thomas K. fScott. The
fugitive reached British territory in
safety, and Corneil, seeing that Gov.
Scott’s warrant was no longer any use,
applied to tho United Btates Secret
Service Department for assistance.—
They placed a fellow named Joseph G.
Hester at his service, and the two
worthies lost no time in- coming on to
Loudon to secure their game. There is
reason to believe that they dogged him
round the city for Home xf.yti bofare
they got an opportunity ***• onrry%!£
out their nefarious project. On Tues
day last, about 4 p. in., he was out
for .a walk on one of tho streets in the
northern part of the city, when he oh
served two cabs approach him at full
speed from opposite directions.
When opposite him they slopped, and
two men, jumping out of eaei cab, rush
ed at him, and ere ho could give alarm
lie was seized by the throat bn J choked
until ho was insensible. Fie was thou
thrown into one of the cabs, tire two de
tectives jumped in after him, and both
-cubs drove oil iu opposite directions.
Several persons witnessed tho occur
rence, but presumed that the men were
j acting uff'lef authority, as no one for a
momeut suspected that outrage ol
this description would pe attempted IR
our city. When they got biui to uo
troit they procured a warrant and for
mally arrested him. He reffised to dis
close his real name to the fl&ithorities
there, and the warrant was made out in
the name of James Simpson. It is this
cirumstance that has induced us to with
hold his name for the present. The
first intelligence his friends here receiv
ed of his fate was in a telegram tnhioh
he sent them from Leavittsburg, Ohio,
iu which he informed them that he had
j been conveyed to Detroit while under
the influence of cholroiorm. He was
well known to a large number of South
ern gentlemen in 4he eity, and they all
unite in bearing the highest testimony
to his character.
A memorial has been dispatched to
day to the Dominion Government, pray
ing for their action in the matter. We
trust to see it prompt and decisive. No
Ministry, however popular, could afford
to ignore such an outrage. We trust
that the matter will not lead to any inter
national difficulties, but whatever the
cost may be our honor must be sustained.
If a criminal escapes to Canada, we have
extradition laws which will secure his
punishment. The very fact the kidnap
pers made no attempt to appeal to
those laxysYully explains the nature of
their mission. We understand that one
of our county sub-officials is concerned
iu the matter too, thoug to what extent
we are as yet unable to say.
A Western steamboat Captain favors
the world with a computation, of the
tonnage of Noah's ark. He inaAes it
out at 22,3(58 tons, which, fife says, ex
ceeds the tonnage of all the 125 steam
boats on the Mississippi and its tributa
ries from St. Louis to St. Paul. How
is that for Hi.
It costs the Chicago Churches 850,-
00t> for their pastors.
; Grant’s letter ot Accept
Executive Mansion, )
Washington, June 10, 1872. j
! lion. Thou. Settle , President Bepublican
Convention, and Olliers :
Gentlemen —Your letter of this
! ilate advising me of tbe action of the
I Convention held in Philadelphia on the
! -sth and Gth of this month, and of rny
| unanimous nomination for the Presi
\ deucy by it, is received. I accept the
; nomination and through you return my
|heartfelt thanks to your constituents
for this mark of their confidence and
(support. If elected in November and
i protected by a kind Providence in
I health and strength to perform the du
| ties of the high trust conferred, I protn
! i.se the same zeal and dev ,tion to the
! good of the whole people for the future !
of my official life as shown in the past,
j Past experience may guide me in avoid
jiog mistakes inevitable with novices in
'all professions, and in all occupations,
i When relieved front the responsibility
(of my present trust by the election of
j a successor, whether it be at the end
!of a third term or thp next, I hope to
| leave to him as executive a country at
i peace within its own borders, at peace
with the outside nations, with a credit
at home and abroad without embarrass
ing cpjestions to its future prosperity.
With tbe expression of a desire to see a
speedy healing of all bitterness of feel
ing between sections, parties or races
of citizens, and the time when the title
of citizen curries with it all the protec
: lion and privileges to the humblest
! that it does to the most exalted, 1 sub
scribe myself, very respectfully, your
obedient servant, U. S. Grant.
A beautiful Simile.— While Father
| Ryan was speaking not long since in
j Mobile before the guests of tbe Ladies’
; Memorial Association, lie made use of
tbe following words. In pointing to a
heavy bank of clouds just rising in the
west and obscuring the setting sun,
among which a vivid lightning was in
cessantly playing, lie said:
As yon sun goes down behind a dark
cloud, so went down the hopes of those
engaged in the unequal struggle for
Southern liberty ; as you see the light
nings flashing and blazing athwart the
face of that cloud, so leaped the bolts
of bate and persecution. Rut behind
that cloud the stars are still shining,
just as the star of hope is sti 1 lighting
the hearts of our people; and as the
suit will rise again on the morrow, so
shall eventually rise up in all its splen
dor tho down-trodden and partially od
srured cause of right and justice.
f Marriage oat the Empekok op Ou
| NA. —The Einperor of China is soon to
jbe married. Tbe Bombay Gazette says
j his Majesty has imported a pair of ele
j phants to assist at tbe ceremony, llis
| future consort is undergoing a careful
training in the etiquette of court life.
For three years the looms of Nankin,
Kongchaw and Canton have been enga
ged on the silks and satins of her bridal
trousseau, and just now they are an
nounced as completed, at a cost of nearly
half a million of our money. While the
bridegroom, who lias the sun for his
emblem goes forth in a car drawn by ele
phants, bis bride, who represents tho
moon, is to be borne to her palace in a
; palanquin composed entirely of pearls,
j The Einperor is only sixteen years of age.
j ‘NoffffNO Its Debtor.’—ln one of his
editorials,-id closing a lumbering article
; against the Democratic party, Horace
Greeley said :
‘May it be written on my Grave that 1 was
never its follower and lived and died nothing
Every thing will be done by tbe
Democracy at Baltimore that it may
be written as he desires it. To endorse
Greeley then is Democratic stultifiica
tion that will not be tolerated. The
Greeleyites may throw up their hats
until July the 9th, and then they may
hnng’etn on a peg.— LiG range Iteymter. •,
ls;\. I.SO S', AT
; “Stonewalls” Grave.
i Al4x 18 i cli E igra*iitg of'‘Stonewall” Jackson
in the Lexington Vo., cemetery. The noble Gen.
L e Siam s be-iJe the flewer-s rewn over which
hangs a weeping vvi low In Use ilisunoe is to be
seen a beautiful larul'icap®, hills decked in verdure,
clouds as natural as real oues, and many other things
which makes this picture a gem of art ; one which
should hang in the parlor of every Southern home.
It is without a rival the sweetest and most tunching
,ly beautiful engraving before the public. Scot by
i mail, mounted ou a roller and post-paid ou receipt of
20 cents or 3 for 50 cents. Address J. C. & W. M
| Bi nnow, N«>. 200 Main st., Bristol, Tenn.
i C-iT Agents wanted everywhere to sell our popu*
|Hr Pictures. Books, Charts, Photographs, &c. —
| Catalogues free.
AT THE RESIDENCE OF
‘Mbs* C. B&r&BS
la Hear oi the Masonic Hall,
THOMSON, - GEORGIA,
Where she keeps on han da full stock of Millinery,
consisting in part of Ladies Bonnets, Hate, Flowers,
Uibbons, Aaces, Trimming, Sdks, Chiguons and
pto'ts for the Hair. She respectfully Invites the
1.-tdies of ThomsOu and vicinity to call on her, as
she is sure that in price, quality aui style she can
not fail to give satisfaction. June 12 n23ml
\ Fine assortment Of'Rustic Wiudow Shades in
assorted Siyles and Colors.
ALSO—-2 Gross Fruit Jars, half gallous’aud 7quarts.
JOHN E. BENTON.
; Thomson, Ga. June 10thwj
rn T homsan Ge og ia,
TjHE Store House and Lot occupied
by J. H. Montgomery, and also
one-half interest in the Store House oc
cupied by Messrs. Morgan & Scott.
Purchasers desiring will be allowed
three payments ou property. For fur
ther terms apply to
GERALD & DILLON,
n2lm3 Thomson Ga.
Notice to School Teachers!
THE Board of Education for McDuf
fie County will meet at the Court
House in Thomson, on Saturday, June
loth, at 10 o’clock A. M., for the pur
pose of examining Teachers and grant
ing license to those who may wish to
receive the benefits ot tbe Common
By order of the Board.
JOHN L. GOODRICH, Prest.
Thomas M. Steed, Secretary.
Thomson, Ga., May 28th 1572. w 2
CORN"! CORN !
O. K "T BUSHELS prime white corn
•Jit* 9 and corn meal and
Fancy Drand Flour,
For Sale at
A large invoice of Spring and Summer
wear, Ladies Hats and dress goods,
YOU BET THAT
Chkistophir Gray A Cos.,
OF AUGUTA, GA.,
CAN SELL THE CHE APEST IDT* C3-OOID3
To be had in the city. And they not only Can, but they Do Sell in all cases as
cheap, and some articles
HUGH CHEAPER THAN
They are sold by any other person in the trade. One of the members of the firm
lives all the
Year Bound in the City of New York
Where hr bays goods For Cash
And takes advantages of all bargains in the market. That’s the reason why
So call in the Store (recently enlarged)
COHTSTER T3FIO-AJZ> <3c MUNTOSH STREETS
Where you will find every kind of Dry Goods and receive the best attention from
a; rlom3 CHRISTOPHER GRAY & CO.
AUGUSTA CLOTHING EMPORIUM.
W, A. RAMSEY,
Takes pleasure in calling attention to his Large and varied stock o
SPRING ANU SUMMER READY-MARE CLOTHING,
Manufactured expressly for the Augusta market, by those celebrated Clothiers
Jas. Wilde, jr. & Cos., Chas. B. Peet & Cos.
Having every facility to procure Goods from first hands, I will at a!! tunes
Keep the Best of Goods at lowest Prices. My stock of
FURNISH NG GOODS,
is of the most elegant style and finish ever brought to this market, and of the
greatest variety. The smallest to the largest man can be fitted.
Clothing Cat and Made to Order, at short Notice, in the
most Elegant style.
I have also a full stock of Fine and Medium Hats of the very latest styles also
Trunks and Valises, and gents furnishing goods of every variety
W, A. RAMSEY,
Opposite National Exchange Bank Next door to Butt, Boyce &. Co
apriom3 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia.
Boot and Shoe. Emporium
Tmm&ive Boor Mmmem&wp of gfafomra
TENDERS his thauks to his McDuffie friends for past favors, and ’respect
fully invites them to call and examine his large and
Well Assorted Stock of Boot3 and 5b.033,
which he has recently purchased for the Spring and Summer trade.
THE ONE PRICE SYSTEM
adhered to, and a strict observance of the principles of honor and integrity.
He guarantees perfect satisfaction in every instance for articles purchased at his
store, and he holds himself personally responsible to make reclamations in all
cases when the articles sold fail to be as represented. He employs no Drummers,
and hence adds no percent, upon his shoes for fees of that nature. Call aud exam
ine his elegant Stock, at No. 226 Broad Street, (at the store lately occupied by
j James A. Gray & Cos.)
1 aprlDintt PETER KEENAN.
A beautiful house and lot in the
flourishing town of Thomson, contain
ing 5 elegant rooms, newly repainted
and renovated, together with all neces
sary out buildings on the premises.—
Now is your time to secure a comforta
ble home. For terms apply to
H. C. RONEY, Esq., Thomson, Ga.
What every Horseman Wants.—A
good, cheap and reliable liniment. Snch an arti
cle ia Dr Tobias’ Horse Liniment, Pint bottles
at one dollar. For lameness, cuts, galls, colic,
sprains, Ac., warranted better than any other. Soli
by the Druggists. Depot 10 Fark Place. New
Carbolic salve, recommended by the
leading Physicians and the President of the New
York Board of Health. Gives instant reHef to
burns, cures all kind of sores, cuts and wounds ;
aud a most invaluable salve for all purposes. Sold
everywhere at 25 cents. John F. Henry, solo
Proprietor, 8 College Place, New York.
WILLIAM I>. DAVIDSON. JOSEPH BBUMitEL.
Davidson & Brammel,
Broail St., Auj-usta, Ga.
Rectifiers, Importers and Wholesale Dealers irr
Pure Foreign and Domestic
BRANDIES, WINES, GIN, PORTER, ALE. ETC.
TOBACCO AND SEGARS OF EVKKY VARIETY,
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