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BY ?BBISOE, SEES? 4 to. EDG-EFIELD, S. G., F?BMJAEY 28, 1866. " ^ v?T nu* 9.
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GEO, W. WILLIAMS &C0,r
?, B ailier s,
No. X andi 8 Sa3rno St.,
. CHARLESTON, S. C.,
KEEP oonsiac ly ou hand a foll assortment of
GROCERIES, and will sell them at the
lo wost prices possible in thia market.
Ikey will reeeivo and tell on Consignment J
COTTON and ?th? PRODUCE, and will advance
liberally on Cotton consigned to their HOU?O, or
Wl?LIAiTIS, TA1XOR & CO.,
'7* - 147 Maiden |Lane,
Jon 25 Sm 4
WILLIAM G. WH1LDEN,
FORMERLY OF HAYDEN A WHILDEN,
&S Eng St., Corner of Beaufamc St,,
?U-CHARL3?STON, S. C.,
QM opened a largo and complete stook of
Crockery and China Glass Ware,
OF EVERY VARIETY,
Clocks, Wfttc3te8 and Jewelry,
POCKET AND TABLE CUTLERY,
BTJCStETS, BASKETS, BttOOIKS,
* '?1 : Ac, ic/, Ac. .
Cy WATCHES and JEWELRY repaired.
Old Gold and Silver purchased. .
Order? promptly filled and Forwarded.
Jan 14 - v - 2meow 4
F, CONNER & GO.,
70 B?t Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
COMMISSION LSD FOB WARDING
"Wholesale Deal?rs in
. GR0?EB1ES & EB0VISI05S,
Will gi-.e prompt aid personal attention to oil
order.' entrusted tu their care.
Jan 24 3m 4
PHOSPHATE OF LIME,
BY patting on two hundred pounds per acre it
will increase thc quantity of Colton three
huodro r pounds or mere. This Fertilizer con?
ly]^* all the properties of barn-yard mar. - rc, and
improves tho land.
Send yoar order; immediately in order lo have
them in time for planting.
H. W. KINSMAN,
No. 270, King St., Charleston, 8 C
PRATT, * WILSON BROS.
A S D
NO. 238 KING STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. O.
Keep constantly on hand a full assortment of
FANCY AND TOILET ARTICLES,
CHEMICAL APPARATUS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS,
?c.,. kc, Ac.
N. A. PRATT,
Chemist to late C S. Nitre and Mining Bar.
S. W. WILSON,
P. B. WILSON,
j. Chemist to la.e C. S. Ord. Department.
Jan 17 3m 3
JENNINGS, WIM k (0,
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
TRUNKS, : VALISES, CARPET . BAGS,
LEATHER AND SHOE FINDINGS, &C.
35 BLAYNE STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Jan 17 1? 3
A. C. DnCoTTBS, F. P. SILAS.
Lito Casaier Bank of Hamburg.
DECOTTES & SALAS,
Cotton Factor & Commission
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
WILL GIVE PROMPT ATTENTION TO THE
SALE OF COTTON, LUMBER AND
. OTHER COUNTRY PRODUCE.
Charleston, Jan 1 tf 1
*m**im HOUSE bas been THOROUGHLY RE
A PAIRED and FURNISHED, and cannot
be excelled by any l.'ou<e In (be City.
JOS. 1'L'ItCfiLL, Proprietor.
Charleston, Jan 1 ly 2
D. F. FLEMING & CO.,
a HAYNE STREET,
Corner of Church Street,
Having Resnmed Business,
AT THEIR OLD STAND, 2 IIAYNE-STREET,
CORNER CHURCH ST., ARE NOW RECEIV
ING A LARGE AND WELL ASSORTED
Wbkh will be said at the LOWEST MARKET
The Patronage of former friend? and tho pnb
Jic is-Mipactfa?y solicitad,.- ?.
* D. P. FLEMING, .,.
BAWL. A. NELSON,
JAS. J? WILSON.
Chartwto?,Dw? tf ?
The Profane Village.
rt - . . *
A travelling Californian
On? morning mot another man,
And asked, " What town is tbis ahead ?'
To whieh, tho other-briefly said,
" Yon be damn !'
On atrode the traveller, some surprised,
But that tho man was drunk snitaised ;
. For. who, unless a little high,
To civil questions would reply,
"You be damn!"
While thus his cogitations ran,
He overtook another man,
And him he questioned as before,
Receiving this reply-no more
" Yon bc damn !"
The traveler answerod not a word,
But seeing jost ahead a third,
Asked him the self-same thing at once,
Receiving but the same response,
"You be damn !"
. Astonishment upon him grew
A stranger thing ho nover knew :
Half angry, half-ho scarce know what
A fourth inquiry onvy brought
" You bo damn !"
" Is some ajyluin hero about?
And havo the lunatics got oat?
And is their mania all the same ?"
Thought he, " that all of thom exclaim,
! You be damn !' "
And then he felt his wrath grow hot; ?
"Theroll bc a fight apon tho spot, '
, If any other man,'.' quoth he
" Shall insolently say to me,
'You bc damn!"'
Ho almost reached the villago, when
He met a stalwart citizen,
And asked what town before him lay,
The.otbor answered, right away,
"You be damn!"' '
. The traveler straightway pulled his coat,
And took tho other by the throat :
" You scoundrel!" hoarsely uttorod h?,
" I'll teach you not to say to me,
' You be damn !' "
Of course there was an instant fight,
Till both were in a horrid plight;
And fast and furious fell the blows,
And oft tho battle cry arose
'.You be damn !" '
Thus Dghtiog, near thc river siac,
They rolled into its muddy tide;
Then-parting, scrambled to tho shore,
And shrieked, above tho mill wheal's rear,
, . . " You be damn !"
Beside the mill a maiden stood :
The traveler, drenched in gore and mud,
Inquired what name they gave the place ?
Thc mai-.l replied, with tirail grace,
" You bo damn !"
A .'ittle further on bis way,
He mot a I itrio girl at play,
*_To whom the qncsti'jnhe addressed :
Tho child replied, like ail thooro st, 7~ -
" Von bo donnr*1"'--" ?
" Good heavenr !" he cried, " am I bul
What plao is this, wliorc, in blaspheming,
The men and women each ouUic,
And cv:u babes and sucklings cry,
" Yen ba damn !"
And swift he hastened out of town,
Leit firo and brimstone should como down:
But fonnd, in travelling on a while,
A guide-post reading thus :-" One mile
To YUBA DAM."
The Three WidtfiL
There was once a wise emperor who mcde
i law, that, to every stranger who came to
lis court, a fried fish should bc served. The
>ervaots were directed to take notice if, when
he stranger had eaten the fish ts the bono
m ono side, he turned it over and began on
he other side. If ho d>d, bc was to be im
nediately seized, and,on the third day there
tfter, he waa to be put to death. But, by a
jreat stretch of imperial clemency, tbe cul
prit was permitted to utter one wish each
lay, which the emperor pledged himself to
jrant, provided it was not to spare bis life.
Many had already perished in consequence
af this odict, wbCD, one day, a count and bis
young son presented themselves at court.
The fish was served as usual, and when the
count had removed all the lish from one side,
be turned it over, and was about to commence
on the other, when he was puddenly seized
and thrown into prison, and was told of his
approaching doom, ??orrow-atrick?n, tho
count's young son besought the emperor to
allow him to die in the p'a. e of his father ; a
taror which the monarch was pleased to ac
cord bim. Tho count was accordingly re
leased from prison, and his eon was thrown
into bis cell in hts stead. As soon as this
had been done, the j*oung man said to his
jailors:-" You know I have the right to
make three demands before I die: go and
tell the emperor to send me his daughter, aod
a priest to marry us." This first demand
was not co much to thc emperor1? taste ;
nevertheless, bo felt bound to keep bis word,
atid be, therefore, complied with the request,
to which the princess had no kind of objec
tion. This occurred in the times when kings
kept their treasures in a cave, or in a tower
set apart for tho purpose, like the Emperor
of Morocco in these days; and, on the se.f
cond day of his imprisonment, thc young
man demanded the king's tjeisurcs. If his
first demand was a bold one, tbe socond was
not les? so ; still, an emperor's word is sacred,
and, having made the promi -e, he was forced
to keep it ; and the treasures of geld and
silver were placed at thc prisoner's disposal.
On getting possession of thom,'he distribu? ed
them profusely among the courtiers, and soon
ile had made a host of friends by his liberality.
Thc emperor i egan now to feel exceeding
ly uncomfortable. Unable to sleep, be fose
early on the. third morning, and wont, r Uh
fear in his heart, to tbe prison to hear what,
the third wish was to be.
" Now," said he to his prisoner, " tell mo
what your third demand is, that it may be
granted at once, and you may be hung out
of hand, for I am tired of your demands."
u Sire," answered bis prisoner, ? I have
but one more favor to request cf your majes
ty, which, when you have granted, I shall die
ccntent. It is morely that yon will cause thc
oyes of those who saw my iatber turn the
fish over to be put out."
"Very good, replied thc emperor, ?'your
demand is bot natural, and springs from a
good heart. Let thc chamberlain be seized,"
he continued, turning to his guards,
f "I, aire I" cried the chamberlain ; u I did
not ace anytbing-rit was thc steward."
" Let the steward bc seized, then," said the
But tho steward protected, with tears in
his eyos, that he bad not witnessed any thing
of what hRd been reported, ?Dd said it was
thc butler. The butler declarad that be had
seen nothing of tho matter, ?od that it muat
hafo been oue of the talets. Bnt they pre
tested that thpy were utterly ignorant of
what had been charged against the count; in
.short, it tamed out that nobody CQUW be
. fuur.d - who find seen- 'tho count -commit the
' affeoco, upoo whj?blhe princesa said !-'- r- &
" f appeal to you, my father, sa tr soother
PJbtum. If nobody saw the offenes ?an
mitt ed, fJie.cpunt .'cannot bo guilty, and my
'husband is iimocent."
1 The emperor Trtwned; forth with the covx
tiers began to murmur y then he smiled, aud
immediately their visages became .radiant
" Let it be so," said his majesty ; " let him
live, though I haye put many a man to death
for a lighter offence than his. Bat if he is
not hung, he is married. Justice has been
done." ., ? '
. ; -ZS% :
A Fable for Fine Ladies?
Extravagance in dress has reached such a
scandalous extreme in this country, that no
apology need be offered for rebuking or sati
rizing the. prevailing taste for costly.display.
So thinking, the Ledger will " tell a little
story," with a point and moral which may
possibly rasp the feelings of some of .the j
sumptuous " leaders of fashion," but which'
has at least the merit of being apropos of
one of the rices of the age.
. An o?d French writer is responsible for the
tale, which runs (with its redundancies cut
o&) nearly as follows; - -
A nobleman having lost his spouse, a
"dasher" of the Seventeenth century, applied
to a devout hermit for information about the
lady's status in the other world. Thereupon
tho hermit- propped off into a clairvoyant
doze, and proceeded, to state-what he said he
sew. Thc three prominent figures, in his
vision were St. Michael, Lucifer and the lady
Thc Saint had a pair of scales in which he
was weighing the lady, and her good deeds
aga nat her aiua aud. peccadilloes. Tho beam
of the balance was at an equipoise, and the
good angel thought that she might pass mas
ter. But at this stage of the proceedings
Lucifer beckoned to a subordinate fiend in
tho distant?, who immediately shuffled to the
front, stooping ander aa enormous back-load
of magnificent robes and. rare, jewelry.
14 These," said the Archfiend, addressing I he
Saint, "bel-Dged to Madame, while living,
and you know ?s well as I do that they were
wicked superfluities which diverted her mind
from Heavenly musings, I desire to have
them pitched into the scale with her other
Bias." St. Michael being a fair-minded hier
arch, CJD ld not Hatty object ; but he tried to
argue thc case. "Bah!" said Lucifer,tho
vulao of one of those gowss would have
clothed and kept forty poor mon through a
whole winter, and the mere warte cloth from
them would have saved & family or two from
perishing. Throw !em in.'! They were thrown
in accordingly, and straightway the lady's
; cale kicked the beam. There was nothing
nore to be said, and the Gentleman in Black
it once took-the lady under his protection.
; What do you propose to do with her ?" said
;he Saint, solio voce. '-Do with her?''re
lied Beelzebub, ina whisper ;" Why give
1er new -dreescs continually and make her
>cliero that she looks like a fright, in-all of
bum." " What ww se than fiendish malice!"
exclaimed Michael. And so they parted
hs Saiut going his way and tho Fiend with
vick, his unwilling companion taking a def
erent and more unpleasant route.
Of course, a-? Eugeno Aram says in the
?oem, " 'twas nothing but a dream." But
he moral of the story is, that, a taste for
usury in dress is not one of the Christian
race*. Quite the reverse.
he ceufusiejn aud panic last fall, called upon
bo W_bank, with which the road kept a
urge regular account, and asked for an ex
trusion of part of its paper falling duo in a
ew days. Thc Bank President declined
aiher abruptly, saying in a rough tone to
?i jjr> ?-( your paper muat he paid at
uaturi?y; we cannot renew it."
" Very well," our Quaker friend rppiied,
md loft the bank. But he did not let the
uniter drop here. On leaving the bank he
vent to the depot and telegraphed to all the
igents and conductors on the road to reject
,ha bills of the W-bank. In a few hours
ho traius began to arrive, full of the panic,
ind bringing tho news of the W-bank
ill along tho lino. Stockholders and deposi
ors Hocked to thc bank, quaking with panie4;"
u What's the matter ? Ia the batik broke?
A little inquiry on the part of the officers
bowed that the trouble originated in the
.ejection of the h?b by the railroad agents.
Che President seized his hat and rushed
lown to the Quaker's offic?, and came burst
tg in with this inquiry :
41 Mr. K-, have yon directed the refusal
>f our currency by your agents ?"
Yos," was the quiet reply.
" Why is this ? lt will ruin us."
" Well, friend L-, I supposed the bank
sos going to fail, as it coold not rcrew a Ut
ile paper for us this morning."
It is needless to say that Mr. L-re
sewed all the Quaker's paper, and enlargod
lis line of discount, while the magic wire
:arried- all around the road, to every agent,
;bo sedative message :
i? rDe WV-bank is all right. Thee
?ay take its currency."
A countryman not long ago, on his first
fight of a locomotive declared he thought it
ijas the devil an wheels.l " Faith, ye're worse
titan myself," said an Irish bystander, " for
the first time 1 saw tho craythur, I thought
it.wns a stameboat hunting -for wather."
A gentlemen, who had the curiosity to
mend a dime* in answering an advertisement
which promised valuable advice for-that
iinouitt, received by mail tho following an
swer: " Friend, for your ten cents, postage,
please find jnriosed advice which may be of
;reat value to you. A.* many persons are
Injured f?r weeks, months and years, by the
careless use of a knife, therefore, my advico
is, when you uso a knife, always whittle from
The following good rules have been laid
down by a philosopher; I1
To prevent getting whipped-dont fight. 1
To stand high with the ladies-never visit/ *
A smoky chimney may be cured by keep
ine fire from it.
If you owe your landlord-boird rt ou
A maily little fellow of five years, fell
cut his upper lip so badly, that a surgeon hid
to be summoned to sew up the wound. Te
sat in his mother's lap during the pain fbi jp.
oration, pale, but very quiet, resolutely kelp
ing bark his tears and moans. Ia her lis
tress, the young mother could not refiin
from saying : >
u Ob, doctor, I fear it will leave n dis/gn
ring scar !" - .j
Charley looked np into her tearful/ace,
and said, in a comforting tone :
" Never miad, mamma, my moustaohf will
cover it !"
A tall fellow, persisted in standing diing a
performance,, mach to the annoyauqof an
audience, and was repeatedly requited to
sit down, brit would not, when a volo from
the upper gallery called oat : ? Let hi alone,
heney ? he's a tailor, and hes resting Imself:'
He immediately squatted.
BOTH WEARIED Our.-? I bavJbronght
you this bill until lam sick and ti id of it,"
'said a collector to a debtor aponjvhom he
bad.called at least forty times. /You are
eh ?" coolly replied the debtor. " i8 I am,"
was the, response. ." Well theWyon had
better^ not. .present it again. mo will be
two of ni bleased if you do uotJfor to tell
the truth, I'm aide and tired1 offceiae that
ideaeicel bill myse??n
From tho Charleston Con ric r.
H'dq'rs. Dep't of SOnttTso. Ca., 1
CHABtEST??f^ahu?fy 1, ?88tf. J
; f OSKER ?x OBDE?S,NO^J?.]'
T. T?.T?iT END T?LAT CIVIL RIGHTS
AND IMMUNITTES may be enjoyed ; that
kindly relations* among the inhabitants of the
State maybe established}-that'tire rights and
duties cf tbtr employer,"and-thfrfree laborer
respectively, may bc defined ; : that the soil
may be cultivated and the system of free la
bor fairly- undertaken ; that, the owners of
estates may be secure ia the possession of
their lands and tenements j that persons, able
and willing to work, maj h'ave'employment ;
that idleness, and vagrancy may be discoun
tenanced, and encouragement given to indus
try and thrift5 and*' thai hi??ane provision
may be made for'tbs aged, infirm and desti
tute, the folloWiog regulations aro establish
ed for the government of all concerned in
this Department :
II. AU lavs shall be applicable alike toall.
the inhabitants. No person shall be held in
competent to sue, make complaint, or to tes
tify, because of color or ca=to. .
III. All the employments of husbandry or
of the useful arts, and ali i lawful trades or
callings, may bo followed by all persons, ir;
respective of. color or caste ; nor shall any
freedman be obliged to., jjay any tax or any
foe for ? license, nor bo amenable to any mu
nicipal' or parish ordinance, not 'imposed
upon all other persons..- .
IV. The lawfal industry of all persons who
live under the protection -cf the United
States,-and owe obedience to. its. lu ws, bei Dg
useful to the iudiiidual, and essential to the
welfare of society, no person will be restrain
ed from seeking employmcnt when not bound
by voluntary agreement,nw* hindered from
traveling from place to place on lawful busi- .
ness. All ccrmbTnationB or agreements whichq
are intended to hinder, or may so operate
as to hinder, in any way, tho employment of.
labor-or to limit compensation for labor
or to compel labor to- be : involuntarily per
formed in certain places, or for certain per
sons, as well as all. combinations or' agree
ments to prevent the sale or hire of lands or
tenement?, are declared to be misdemeanors ;
and any person or person's convicted thereof |
shall be purtishod by firie*h?t exceeding five
hundred dollars, or by ? imprisonment not to
exceed six months, or by both such fine and
V. Agreements for , Iabor or personal ser
vice of any kind, or for tho uso and occupa
tion of,Ju?ds and tenements, or for'any other
lawful purpose, between freedmen and other
persons, when fairly 'made, will be impar
tially enforced against either party violating
the same. . ' *?
VI. Freed persods^unable to labor, by
reason of ago or infirmity, and orphan chil
dren of tender years, . shall haye allotted to
them by tho owners suitable quarters on tho
premises whore they, have been heretofore
lom idled as slaves, until adequate provision,
ipproved by the General Commandiog, be
made for them By tho State or local authori
ties, or otherwise ; and they shall not be re
moved from the premises, unless for disor
derly behavior,' roiedeme?nor, or other of
fence committed by tiie head of a family or
i member thereof.
VII. Able-bodied freedmen, when they
For such of their relatives a?, by the laws of
South Carolina, all citizens are obliged to
VIII. When a fr?ed persoD, domiciled on
a plantation, refuses to work there, after hav-"
ing been offered employment by the owner
jr lessee, on fair terms, approved by the agent
rj( the Freedmen's Bureau, such freedman or
woman shall remove from the premises with
in ton davs after such offer, and duo notice to
remove by the owner or opcupant.
IX. When able bodied fn-ed persona are
domiciled on premiso? where they have been
heretofore held as slates, and are not employ
ed thereon or elsewhere, they shall be per
mitted to remain, on showing ti the satisfac
tion of the Commandiig officer of thc Po3t,
that they have made iiligent and proper ef
forts to obtain employment.
X. Freed persons cecupy i og premises with
out the authority of ne United States, or the
permission of the owier, and who have not
been heretofore heldthere as slaves, may be
removed by tho Comnandiug officer of the
Post, on the oumplaj)' of the owner, and
proof of the refusal ol said freed persons to
reu:ove after ten dajsnotice.
XL Any person employed or domiciled on
a plantation or elsewhere, who may be right
fully dismissed by ti; terms of agreement,
or expelled for misbiiaviour? shall leave the
premises, and shall xtt return without the
consent of tho ownu or tenant thereof.
XII. Commandita officers of Districts will
establish within thor commands respectively,
suitable regulation, for hiring out to labor,
for a period not to txeeed ono year, all va
grants who canno be advantageously em
ployed on roads, fortifications and other
public works. Th proceeds of such labor
ehall bo paid over o tho Assistant Commis
sioner of the Freemen's Bureau, to provide
for aged and infirn refugees, indigent freed
people, and orphat children.
XIH. The vegrrit laws of tho State of |
Sooth Carolina, aplicable to free white per
sons, viii be recopized as the only vagrant
lavs applicable tcthe freedmen ; neverthc
fets, such laws shr.1 not be considered appli
cable to persons wo are without employment,
if they shall prov that they have been una
ble to* obtain eiplovtnent, after diligent
efforts to do so. /
i XIV. It shall b the duty of Officers com
nanding Posts to'ee that issues of rations to
freedmen are coniied to destitute persons,
irho are unable wwork because of infirmi
?i?s arising from cd age, or chronic diseases,
)rphan children .oo young to work, and
.cfugeo freedmenetnrning to their homes
leith the sanction^ the proper authorities}
tad in ordering hose issues Commanding
Jfiicers will bo cfefu! not to encourage idle
icss or vagrancy. District Commanders will
nake consolidati reports of theso issues,
XV. The propr authorities of the State
n the several mn'tcipalities and district?,
?ball proceed to take suitable provision for
heir poor, withot distinction of color ; in
lefault of which,the General Commanding
viii levy an equable, tax on persons and
jroperty sufficiet for the support of the
XVI. The contitotional rights af all loy
il and well dispo?d inhabitants to bear armo,.)
rill not be infritjed ; nevertheless this shall
iot bo construed to sanction the unlawful
iractice of carrig concealed weapons ; nor
o authorize any>ereon to enter with arms
in the premises f another against his con
ant; No ono sill bear arms who has borno
irma against th? United States, unless he
ball have takonho Amnesty oath prescribed
a the Proclamaon of the Prcsident of the.
Jnited States, atcd May 29, 1865, or the
)ath of AHegiace, prescribed in tho Procla
nation of the ?erident, dated December 8,
8?3, within th time prescribed therein.
Ud oo disordely person, vagrant, or dis
urbor of the p*co, shall be allowed to bear
'rm8, ? . **. , . .
XVII. To score the same equal justice
ind personal lierty to the freedmen as to
)tber inhabitats, no penalties of pu?isli
nonts differcntrom those to which all por
tons are amenale shall, be imposed on freed
,e0ple; and ajL?fime|".^nd offences which
ire prohibited'nd?r existing Jaws, ?fall be
understood M rohibiteJ in tho caso of freed
OCT; and if emaittedby afiraodmfta,aboil,
upon conviction, be punished in tbe garni
manner as if committed by a white man.
XVIII. Corporal punishment shall not bc
inflicted upon any person other than a minor
and then only by the parent, guardian, teach
er, or one to whom said minor is lawful I j
bound by. indenture of apprenticeship. ??
XIX. Persons whose conduct tends to a
breach of the peace may be required to give
security for their good behavior, and in de
fault thereof shall be held in custody.
XX. All injuries to the person or property
committed by or upon freed penions, shall
be punished in the manner provided' by the
laws of South Carolina, fur like inj t ries to the
persons or property of citizens thereof. If
no provision be made by the laws of the
State, then the punishment for such offences
shall be according to tho conree of the com
mon law ; and ia the case of any injury to
person or property, not prohibited by the
common.law, or for which the punishment
shall.net be appropriate, such .sentence shall
bo imposed as, in the discretion of the Court
before which the trial is had, shall be deemed
proper, subject to the approval of the Gene
XXI. All arrests, for whatever cause, will
be reported tri-monthly, with the proceedings
thereupon, through the prescribed channel,
to the General Commanding. .,
0XXn. Commanding offlcera.of Districts,
Sub Districts, and Posts, within, their com
mands respectively, in the'absence of the
duly appointed agent, will perform any duty
appertaining to tbe ordinary ' agents of the
Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Aban
doned Lands, carefully obsorving for their
guidance all orders published by the Com
missioner or Assistant Commissioner, or oth
er competent authority.
XXIII. Dis'rict Commanders will enforce
theso regulations by suitable, instructions to
Sub-District and Post Commanders, taking
care that justice be d jne, that fair dealing
between man and man be observed] and that
no unnecessary hardship and no crud or un
usual punishments be imposed upon any one.
By command of Major'Gen. D. E. SICKLES.
W. L. M. BURGER, Assistant Adjutant
Official : ALEXANDER MOORE,
Jan 23 Brevet Major and Aid-de-Oamp.
Womanhood Sufirage. . .
Inquiries are made whether there is really
a petition that suffrage shall be granted to
women, iii circulation and scion to bo presen
ted to Congress. To be sure there" is. A
circular Las been addressed to editors through
out the country, as follows : '
" To the Editors :
" Will you publish the inclosed petition ?
It is now circulating throughout tbe coun
try, lo be presented as soon as Congress shall
re-sss em bl c.
"In behalf of the National W. R. Com
E. CADY STANTON,
SUSAN B. ANTHONY.
48 Beckman street, New York.
And here is the petition in full :
X PETITION FOR UNIVERSAL. SUFFRAGE.
To the Senate and House of Representa
%'taten, respectfully akfc. Isa^suuia^Sliia^EiB^
Constitution, that shall prohibit tho several
States from disfranchising any of their citi
zens on the ground of sex. In making our
demand for suffrage, we would call your at
tention to tho fact that we reprt sent fifteen
millions of people-one half tiie entire popu
lation of the country-intelligent, Virtuous,
native-born American citizens ; and yet we
are the.only class who stand outside tho pale
of political reeognition.
.' Tho Constitution classes us as 'Ircc peo
ple,' and counfs us whole persons in the ba
sis of representation | and yet we aro govern
ed without our consent, compelled to pay
taxes without appeal, and punished for vio
lations of law, without choice of judge or
juror. The experience of all ages, tho De
clarations of the Fathers, the statate laws rf
our own day, and the fearful revolution
through which we have just passed, all prove
thc uncertain tenure of life, liberty and prop
erty, so long as the ballot-the only weapon
of stdf protection-is not in the hand of every
" Therefore, as you are now amending the
Constitution, and, in harmony with advanc
ing civilization, placing n?wsafe guards round
the individual rights of four millions of eman
ripated slaves, we ask that you extend the
r rht of suffrage to women-the only remain
ing class of disfranchised citizens-and thus
ful fill your constitutional obligation 'to guar
mt?c to every State in the Union a republi
can form of government.'
u As all partial application of republican
jrinciplcs must ever breed a complicated '
egiflutiofl, as well as a discontented people,
ve would pray your honorable bodv, in or
1er to simplify the machioery of government, ;
ind insure domestic tranquility, that you
egislate hereafter for persons, citizens, tax
?ayers, and not fur a class or caste.
" Forjustice and equality your petitioners
rill ever pray." ?
A JEWISH WEDDING.-A London corres- f
londent says : f
On Wednesday ovening last, occurred the 1
oost magnificent Hebrew weddiog which ?
as taken place for many years. It was ?.he
aarriage of a Rothschild, and took place at !"
ho splendid residence of the Baron at Hyde 1
'ark corner. Tho bride was Miss Evelina 8
e Rothschild, the Baron's second daughter, 1
nd the bride-groom waa Baron Ferdinand, ?
on of Baron Anselm de Rothschild, of Paris. t
Jreat banks of flowers were arranged about ,
tte marble pillars and were wreathod around
beauperb balustrades. The walls weredraped ?
rith white lace starrod with roses. ' The ta- D
les groaned under thc magnificent viand*,
nd the gold tankards, epergrtes and dishes. a
'he festivities lasted from five of tho after
ooa to five of tho morning. By law of 8
?ngland, marriage ceremonies must, tobe 8'
enuine, occur before 12 M. of the day. This n
iw was arranged to prevent hasty and iib <
onsidcred matches made after dinners or r?
alls, the parties being supposed to bc cooler
ithe morning. By paying fifty pounds. Ci
owever, a license may bo got to get married
t any hour. Thia marriage oocurred about ?
x o'clock. Under the great velvet qanopy V
ie finely arrayed pair were wedded. There ?
ere fourteen maids of honor, dressed in
ink and white. Tho bride was beautiful in a
er white lsco dress. Her mother eovelop- 8<
i her completely before the company, in a
ch veil. All the gentlemen wore their
ats. The young Baron, placing tho ring
i his bride's finger, said ; " Bertold, thou *
?t betrothed unto me with this ring, accor- ?
ing to thorites of Moses and of Israel." The
ro then drank from one glass, of wine; the c
ass was then set on tho floor and crushed
i pieces by the bride-groom s's foot-the two 0
;ing as indissolubly joined as tho glass was
revocably sundered. D'lartwli. made a i,
licitous Bpeecb., . " 0
PARTICULAR AB TO THE DENOMINATION.-A
Testern farmer who wished to invest the
icnritics, wont to Jay. Cook's office to pro- ?
ire the Treasury notes. Tho clerk inquired
hat denomination he would have them in.
aving never heard the word used except to
istinguish'the religious sects, he. after a lit- ii
o deliberation, replied; "Well you may ti
tye me part in Old School Presbyterian, to a
[ease the obi lady; but give me tho iiaif on
in Rn Will JUap?st," al
, Never Gire Up. * ?
Never give np ! there axe chances and changes
Helping thc hopefuls hundred to one ;
And, through the dark chaos, High Wisdom ar
Every success-if you'll only hope on.
Never give up 1 for the irisost is boldest,
Knowing that Providence mingles the cup ;
And of all maxims, the best as the oldost,
Is the true watchword, never givo np !
The Confederate Dead.
The following suggestions from thc Nash
ville Union and American, one of the ablest
and best of our exchanges, will commend
themselves to every humane 'and bencjoleat
heart : " We frequently meet with poems
and other tributes to the 'Confederate Dead.'
Whilst the dead who sacrificed their lives
for the principles which were presented to
them in the late war, are entitled to our ad
miration and gratitude, and to a perp?tuai
place in the memory of the Southern people,
there is yet a living duty resting upon us.
The widows and orphans, now suffering for
the necessaries of life, and thousands of mnin
e? survivors, call for our respect and sympa
thies. In all of the Legislatures of th j South
ern States, we have witnessed with gratia
cation movements looking to the amelioration
of these classes. Our failure places onr crip
ples beyond the palo of assistance by the
Federal government. No pensions, no boun
ties, no land grants insure to them. The
decrepid Confederate soldier must rely upsn
the kindness of friends. The empty sleeve
and the absent leg must bo supplied by the
kindly offices of .the more fort?nate. Hap
pily, in this work of charity there nee? enter
no political question.
" The war ii over, and whilst the govern
ment can take care of thc unfortunates, who
were maimed in its defence, those of the other
sido fall upon the list which addresses itself
to the feelings of abstract humanity and pri
vate charity. Thore are cases- in which the
benevolent feelings of human nature are en
listed, without regard to the . causes of the
misfortune. There is scarcely a city, town,
village or hamlet in the South in which there
are not representatives of the miseries and
misfortunes of war. It is due to the better
impulses of human nature, that these suffer
ers bc relieved. Let us hot forget these du
ties and obligations. These cold and cheer
less winds of December remind ns forcibly
of theso claims, and enforce them upon our
consideration and attention. Let not tho
higher and kindlier qualities of our nature
fail to assert themselves, while there are so
many objects of tar tender rrgard."
. In this connection we note with pleasure
the establishment of a Southern Soldiers Re
lief Association in Memphis, with* some of
the most estimable men of' Tennessee as a
board ef trustees, who have assumed control
of the cnterprizo.
The Appeal, in alluding to this institution,'
makes some touching allusions to the gallant
men who became maimed for life in our bo
half, and who now deserve well of onr people.
" Where can the shattered victims of tbs
lost cause look for support, but to those who
hoped and worked with them ? Whose hearts
should warm to them so tenderly, as we who
came out of the battle with strong limbs and
unbroken health ? Wo too might have been
work, and after awhile, when we have accu
mulated property, it will be forge tten that we
were " rebele," and we will take our places
with the happy and honored of the country.
But for tho battered soldiers of the Confede
racy there is no forgetfulness. Unpenaioned
and unhonored, except as they are pensioned
and honored by the love and charity of their
more fortunate companions in tte grpat Strug
gie, they must go battling to the grave.- Lot
us pension them, and houor them with bound
less charity and kindly love."
" These gallant men have holy claims OD
tho fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters of
those to whom the blind bullit wa?, more
kind, and who sleep the noble soldiers sleep
on the battle field, who have escaped the bu
miliation of having the wounds and poverty
of tho wornout soldier without cither country
" Theso brave men have claims upon thc
whola world for thc leesons of bravery and
devotion which their undaunted conduct will
teach tho patriot iu al! time to come.
" Our people are opening their hands most
liberally to this holy charity, anda few weeks
the hopes of the excellent men and womoa
who have taken thc lead, will be gratified by
seeing every helpless Confederate soldier
within cur reach, fed and clothed. The Rev,
Dr. Knott is the agent of the society. He
is devoting his entire time to its interests, and
incidentally to the great work rf founding
the permanent Homo ; he is gathering op and
giving temporary relief to those who aro
working their tedious ways to their homes
While wc pray God to bless, Jet us help the
wounded Confederate soldier who has no
home and resource."
The Best Cure for Sorrow.
Attempts to drown the sense of misfortune
n strong drink are the? climax of human folly.
Intoxication eventually aggravates aud intcn
lifies every evil which it is inveked to allevi
tte. It has been this from the day when
nan first "put an enemy in his mouth to
teal away his brains," and thus" it will be to
ho end of time. No sane and sober man
[enies the fact. Even the habitual drunkard,
n his brief intervals of reason, 6hudderingly
dmits it. Yet thousands of intellectual be
rgs-many of them richly endowed with
Dental gifts-seek consolation from the bol
lo in the hour of affliction, though revcL
ion, history, observation and instinct alike
each them that of all the broken reeds upon
rbich weakness ever leaned, the falso excite
ment caused by liquor is tho most treache
oas. It is passing strange 1-one of those
aomaliea to which philosophy furnishes no
lue, and for which we can only account by
apposing that a power independent of them
slves, ag?inst whose influence mere reanonte
0 sure protection, betrays men into ruin.
There are only two genuine salves for sor
)w-vrnyer and vmk. Trust in God and
eep doing is the best recipe fur every human
uro. There are no wounds of the spirit
?birh it will not heal. Strength, fortitude,
. 1 'ence. resignation are as sure to be vouch
ed to tho unfortunates who earnestly pray
ir them, and at the samo time are diligent
1 the performance of their temporal tasks,
s tho harvest is to follow the planting of the
sed. Duty is balami c. Peace is the child
? -- . -
" Father, how many days are there in 1866 ?"
sked a young h?pefnl of his paternal an
"Why, three hundred and sixty-five bf
ourse, was the reply.
,k No there ?rot," quoth Hopeful, "forty
f 'em are Lent I"
The sons of an. emperor in Venice got
ito a quarrel. In tho height of passion one
f them said to the other,- -
11 You are the greatest ass in Venice.".
Highly offended at their quarreling in his
rescnce, the emperor said,
" Como, como-you forget that I am pres
An old lady sleeping- during divine service
i Liverpool, let foll her Bible, with clasps
j.it j and the noise partly waking her, she
" What ! have you broke another jug, you
ut, have you J"
A CHINESE CRUCIFIXION.-The follbwing
account of a crucifixion in China interesting .
beeauso of its resemblance to those mentios- .
ed in Scripture, is by Mr. Jones of Amoy,:
who witnessed it on the 28th of October
The victim was a well known- thie? whose
principal offence was that of stealing young
girls and selfing them for prostitutes.' ' "*
The cross was of the Latin form, the foot
being inserted in a stout plank, and the crim
inal, standing on a board, had nails driven
through hia feet, his hands stretched aud
nailed bswthe cross-beam. Bis legs were
fantenect?? the cross with an iron chain, hia .'.
arms boand with a cord, and- on the cord, r
around bis waist was inserted a pleca of
wood, on which was written his name and .
offence ; a similar piece on his right arm con- .
tained his sentence, namely, to remain day- -
arid might on the cross until he died; another .
on his left arm had tho name of tho Judge *<
with his title and officers. The criminal waa
nailed to the cross inside the Yanan, in Ita
presence of the magistrate, and then carried
by fonr coolies to one of the principal thcr- ,
oughfares leadisg from the city, where aft
was left daring theday. but removed atnight.
inside the prison, for fear of his friends aW..
tempting to rescue-him, and again, carri ed ??
forth at day-light in charge of two soldiers. .*
He was crucified at noon on Wednesday,.^
and.Mr. James conversed with him at. .five .
in the evening. .He complained of pain in
his chest and thirst. On Tuesday he slept
lox some hours, when the cross was' lara *
down in the. jail compound. No one waa
allowed to supply him with food or drink*,L
and duriDg tho day there was quite a fair m ?*
front of the eros?, people being ath-atsted
from a distance, and the swect-meat T?n&r*^;
driving a large trade. On Saturday be '?wael*'"
still alive, when the Tota was appealed "Sf *
by a foreigner to put an f.nd to the wretcfiVf* *"
suffering,, and he immediately gave orders/*", '
that vinegar should be administered^ which .*
he expected would produce immed?ate deathY*"'
but the result was otherwise, and at sun set,
whoa the cross was ioken within, the j*fl? two
soldiers, with stout bamboos, brolle both hi's
legs and then strangled him.
' GENERAL LONGSTREET WITH a Nsw VOCA* ? >
T?O S'.-We learn from the Richmond Exam- ..
iner that General Longstreet, who was- so- -
well known as a commander of the- First te
Corps af the Army of Northern Virginia hw ;
Confederate times, has entered into partner
ship with Messrs W. M. Owen and E. Owen, -
and is now transacting tho business of cotton -*
factor and general commission raerchantj in. *
Now Orleans, under the title of Longstreet, -
Owon & Co. A great deal has been said *
concerning the attitude of the Sontbent
" leaders" and it is a great satisfaction to-- -
see that one who has occupied so prominent- - .
end important a position as General Long-. '
street, has determined to meet the dlfficoi- - *
ties of the Bitnation fairly and without flinch. v?
ing in thus devoting himself to the accus- *
tomed paths Of commerce. Such examples .
as this will do more than all else to dissuade ?
the young men of the South from any scheme
of speculative emigration, and they will soon .
come to the conclusion that home, with- all <
its troubles, is better than' even a peaceful
foreign land. To General Longstreefc-in-'hia "
I n?"-?.calH?2, we wish &. complete and-emire - -
.6tICC*??,atvLi? ?-wt-jrjraiinot^y -deeq.gA,^^,
evidence of disloyalty if tho old First Corps
still endeavors to maintain and support that
inflexible man who led them undauntedly on ?
in many a weary march, and on many*,
INTERESTING CASE.-Ruth Bay was hung
ai Portsmouth, N. H., ninety-seven years ago,
for child murder, and it i> a singular fact that . '
thc person who cau?ed her exeoution is sfffl*'
alive. She was ? school teacher, and Mw* '
Botsy Eastman, of Salisbury, N. IL-, now 103 . >
years old, was one of hor scholars, and GlilT -
romembersand relates the circumstances: The
teacher was absent ono day, acd Mrs. East
man, then a girl of six years, whilo nt play in
tho school boase, saw a looeo board in the
iloor, which sbe raised from motives of ca
rioeity, and there discovered the remains of .
a dead infant She-told what abo bad seen,
and an investigation showed it to be tb? ,
child of thc teacher, who murdered it to con- . ?
ceal its birth. She was tried, convicted and
bung. . . .
Tbe Scotch sometimes make as amusing
blunders an thc Irifrh. At a meeting of th?
inhabitants of Gorbals, Baillie Mitchell in
the chair, it was coolly resolved and- unani
mously agreed, amidst rounds of applause, -
that a new bridge be erected on the iii? of*
the present wooden one, at tho foot of PorV
]an<l street, and that tho bridge trustees be
requested to repair and keep open the said
wocden bridge till thc mic one be built.
ATROCIOUS MURDER.-It bas never been ..
our duty to record a moro appalling and wil
ful murder than that which occurred ia this
vicinity on Saturday eve-ing last. It.seenvj.
that a youag man, Albert Geer, (son'of Mr.
David Geer, Sr.,) was returning to his homo."
.rom tho village, some three miles ?listant,
Mid about dusk had reached within fburw
hundred yards of his father's house, when be '
vas brutally attacked by one. w mere per-*.,*
ions, and left in a mangled and insensible. *
:ondition. Hearing cries of distress, AlBerf/a
notier went in the direction they indicated, "
ind after a short while .elapsed, found the
of her son, horribly mutilaient HJs *.
iii was badly fractured in four placea, ?a * .
i with a 'sharp instrument. Of coarse, fe?
e-named insensible, and on Monday morr.tog"
-rea; bed his' last. No clue has been, obtained * ?
s to the provocation for this inhuman and "
rntal acf>ault, which ended tho lift of a"
eacc?ble, quiet and Inoffensive youth. .The
Miro sympathy of our community^ is with
be aged parents in their deep affliction.
Two negroes have been arrested upon sns
icion for complicity in the murder, tut as .
ho matter '.vil i undergo official in vest iga ri rm j .
re forbear comment-Anderson Intelli-.
enc?-_?j - - '
DON'T WANT, TO SUWE?.-A. ,few weeks
?nee a large gathering of freed people took
lace at one. of the up-town Churches, tb^ ?
bject being,to do honor to some-white per-..
sn who had interested- himself in their be- -
alf The wife .of a Federal- officer being '
resent, she took cccasian to inform the ta
le group that by the- events of a terrible. _
rar they were free to roam-and actas they " .
leased. " You are equal," said she, H to tbe
cst white people that surround you, and.
est assured your personal rights shall not '
nly be respected, but your rights aiso to
ropcrty. lou shall not only have ia your .
ossessioa the lands an the sea islands, but
ou shall have the right of suffrage." - . . . .
Just at this animated point of her remarks,
he oratre&s was interrupted byan ?ged ne
ress, who. with uplifted hands and ao agr>
icing look, exclaimed "0,1 dbsirH ?trat *
ny more sn ff ring. No, indeed, :I dosa**."
?harleston Courier. - ?y
' ? ? ? ? <-?- B> . *.
JEW" In Rutland, Illinois, last week, \ porty of J
i tii un s visited a mm shop kept by a nun car&vd. .
[ermann, ?rd after tying bim -to a port- ?ad :
leatfing th s house of -boarders, prtcceded'to cat "
own the oirn?? pests of the house Hfitt ar*iV :
'hey t'-cn"barst In tho beer kegs and whiskey
arr ula, ac d. knocked, out the dooran d^wjndjotja* ..
ion hitched' a capo about tho roof Md. polled tho ;
ooao down, chopped an? store it lato kiadling
mi$mm^m\mj dimrnliahjiif lt te tts? k????mi