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BY DJJRISOE, KEE SE & CO.
EDGEFIELD, S. C^UNE 20, 1866.
VOLUME XXX!,--Ko, 25,
CARRIAGE MASUFACTO BY
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THE Subscribers respectfully announce that
they are now prepared to do all-work in the
COACH MAKING; and REPAIRING BUSI
NESS that may be entrusted to them, in a work
manlike manner, and with neatness and dispatch.
We have on hand a few CARRIAGES and su
perior BUGGIES, of our own manufacture, which
we will sell low.
All kinda of REPAIRING done promptly and
warranted to give satisfaction.
Ls we sell ONLY TOR CASH, our prices
are unusually reasonable. AH we ask is a trial.
SMITH & JOKES.
Marr tf 10
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
THE Subscriber has just received an assort
ment of these beautiful Rosewood finish
METALLIC-BURIAL CASES and CASKETS_
Air-tight and indestructible-for protecting and
preserving the Dead-which ho will sell at buta
moderate advance on original cost and transporta
tion. Wherever introduced these Cases have the
preference over all others.
tS^Orders promptly filled. Terms, of course,
strictly Cash. J. M. WITT.
Edgefield, Mar 13 tf ll
I. IV. TEAGUE,
r EDGEFIELD, S. C
HAS leased the Whitaker Stabled for the pur
pose of conducting e general SALE AND
LIVERY STABLE BUSINESS.
HORSES left in his ehargo will receive the
BUGGIES, CARRIAGES and HACKS, and
good gentle HORSES, to hire whenever called
DROVERS will Gnd ample accommodation at
?y Terms reasonable.
Feb 14 tf 7
THE Subscriber having been appointed Agent
GERMANIA, HANOVER, NIAGARA &
REPUBLIC FIRE INSURANCE
Of New York",-the aggregato Cash Assetts ol*
which is NEAR THREE MILLIONS OF DOL
LARS-is prepared to take risks against loss or
damage by Fire on liberal tc'rms.
Z. W. CARWILE, Agent.
Feb 13 tf 7
New York !
TT? HAVH ure? TI Hil TI rr cn ER?MNEW I
YORK A LARGE AND WELL SELT8Trr7ir--p-g1
STOCK OF ?
WHICH WILL BE SOLD AT
The Very Lowest Living Prices !
J?B*Physicians' bills filled at Augusta prices.
Call and try us.
TEAGUE ? CARWILE.
Apr 23 ___tf_17
Spring and Summer
Gr o o JD ? !
THE Subscriber is now receiving his Stock of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS- direct
from Charleston, consisting of
BROWN AND PLANTER'S LINEN,
BED TICK, ?.tc?:
Ladies, Misses and Men's HATS AND
Ribbons, Flowers, WreatIis,.Plumes,
Gloves, Veils, Hosiery,
?LADIES, MISSES, MEX AXD OHILDREN'S
BOOTS ?ND SHOES,
SADDLES, BRIDLES, GIRTHS, SURCIN
With many criber articles too tedious lo mention,
.which w?H be cold at tho lowest market price for
B. C. BRYANr Agent.
Mar 21_tf 12 '
B: SMITH_& CO.
JUST oponed at MOUNT VINTAGE, (the late
residence of Mr. F. O'Coxxon,) a varied as
Dry Goods & Groceries,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
Hats and Caps,
AND ALL THE USUAL ARTICLES KEPT
IN COUNTRY STORES.
j2a&~Goods not?n oar shelves will be procured
at short notice.
tf ERMS REASONABLE, and a fair share of
Mt. Vintage; Dec ll . ' Cm5Q
For Old and Young
IHAVE on hand a large -and choice variety of
SPECTACLES, including Patent Porescopic
LEN8 and genuine Scotch PEBBLES.: Also,
EVE OLASSES^EYE PROTECTORS, kc.
Give we a call. I can snit your -Eyes.
D. F. MCEWEN.
To the Public.
DF. McEWEN, having received a COM
. PLETE ASSOBMENT OF WATCH
?MATERIALS, would respectfully inform bis
friends and the public generally that lie is now
prepared to execute, with dispatch, all work
Walch Repairing Department.
QT AH work done by bim will bo warranted.
All styles of nAIR WORK ?nd SOLID GOLD
.JEWELRY made to order.
TERMS CASH. Mo work wlU bo allowed to
??av? tbm ?h? util Mid for.
. Oetftl if U
Cottage and Hallt
Baby has crept to his sheltering nest,
Now that the day is done,
and with weo head pillowed upon my breas:
Has gone to sleep with the SUD.
Roses and dimples, are baned quite
"Under tho snow of my bosom white,
And over my henrt creeps a ringlet bright
A beautifuf golden one.
Baby is king in our humble cot,
Enthroned in our hearts sits he; ,f^*
And never a kiog had merrier lot
"? Than baby, it seems to me.
For ldVo in his presence waiting stands,
With tremulous feet'and willing hands,
Ready to fly os each whim commands,
And his humble slave to be.
Baby is heir to no title old,
Nowhere boared away
Aro deeds of acres and heaps ef gold,
Which are to bo his one day,
But bis is a-beritage better than fame,
The well earned wealth of an honest name,
Which never hus known the brand of shame
Qed grant it norer may.
' So when my household tasks aro o'er,
And baby, tired is he,
I sit downlioro in tho cottage door,
In tho shade of a giant tree,
And watch where tho broad road winds awi j
Till somebody cemes through the gloomy gray
And a loving hand in my own doth lay,
And kisses baby i.nd me. ?
There's a rich man's mansion over the way,
And through tho curtains of luce
I saw, in tho arms of? its nurso to-day,
A babe with a weo pale face.
And I saw through tears, what I saw besid.
For not all tho trappings of wealth and pri?e
The little mishappen form could hide,
?for clothe it with simple grace.
And a lady oft at tho window stands,
I have dreamed of those as fair;
. But I wonder if ever the jeweled hands
The gems of affection wear,
Or thc golden curls, over hcrbrow which stray,
Are ever for kisses brushed away ;
Her husband has other loves they say,
And his heart bas a homo elsewhere.
So I love to sit in the eottago door
With baby upon my knee,
And count to my heart the blessings o'er
Which have gilded my life for me;
For there's many a heart which knoweth n>t
Thc joys nnd loves of my bumble lot,
And would rather bo queen of a simple cc t,
Than a lady of high degreo.
OR THE TWO MERCHANTS.
'Can you loan rae two thousand dollars to
stablish myself in a email retail business ?
iquired a young man not out of his teens, (?I
middle-aged gentleman?--wbo *? ?.? fc...,p
rer a pile of ledgers in the counting room ol
ie of thc largest establishments in Boato i.
he person addressed turned toward the
jeaker, and regarding him for a moment
?th a book of surprise inquired :
.What security eau you givfi me, Mr. Strcs
'Nothing but my note/ replied the .you:ig
'Which 1 tear would be below par in the
?arket,' replied the merchant smiling.
'Perhaps so,' the young man replied, 'but,
[r. Barton, remember the boy is not the man;
bo time may come when Hiram Strosser's
ote will be as readily accepted as that ot
ny other man.'
'True, very true,' replied Mr. Barton, mOd
r 'but you know business men seldom kan
?cney without adequate security-otherwise
bey might soon be reduced to penury.'
At this ramarJ? the young mau's counten
nce became deadly pale, and having obse-v
d a silence of several moments, he inquired
i a voice whose tones indicated keen disap
'Then you cannot accommodate me, can
'Call upon me to morrow, and I will give
ou a reply,' said Mr. Barton, and the yoi ag
Mr. Batton resumed his labors at tho dtsk,
ut his mind was so iSuch upon the boy ant'
is singular errand, that he could not pursue
is task with any correctness, and after bav
ag made several sad blunders he closed tho
?dger, took his hat and went ont - upon '.he
treet. Artiving opposite the door of a
realthy merchant in Mill street. Le entered
'Good morning, Mr. Hawley,' said he, ap
roaching the proprietor of the establishment,
rho,was seated at his desk, counting over
he profits of the weeck.
'Good . morniDg,' replied the merchant,
ilandly, 'happy to see you ; have a seat ?
iny news, how's trade ?'
Without noticing these interrogations, Mr.
?arton said : .
'Young Strosser is decirous of establishing
limself in a small retail hasinai* in Wasblng
on street, ami called tjiis morning to se.nire
if mo a loan of two thousand dollars for that
'Indeed !' exclaimed Mr. Hawley, evidently
urpriscd at this announcement ; 'but you do
lot. think of loaning that sum, do youY"
'I do not know,' replied J}:irton. "'Mr.
>trosscr is a young man of business talent
.nd strict integrity, and will be likely to suc
ked in whatever he undertakes."
'Perhaps so,' said Mr. Hawley, coubtfully;
but I am heartily tired of helpiBg to rj-es
ablish thesejoung, aspirants for commercial
'Have you ever'suffercd any from sucha
?ource ?' inquired Mc Barton, at the same
ime casting a roguish glance at Mr. Hawley.
'No,' replied Mr. Hawley, 'for I neve:: felt
nclined to make an investment of that kind.'
'Then there is a fine opportunity to co so.
Et may prove better than tho stock ic the
?ank. As for myself, I have concluded that,
if you will advance ono- thousand /dollars, 1,
?rill contribute an equal sum.'
'Not a 6ingle farthing would I advance for
?nch a purpose ; and if you make an invest
ment of that kind, I shall consider you very
Mr. Barton observed & sjUmce of 6? vera)
moments, and then arose to depart,
'Ifyou do not feel disposed to share wirb !
me in this enterprise, ! shall advance the
whole sum myself.' Saying which, he left the
? * * * m * * . j
Ten years have passed away since the oc
currence of the conversation recorded in the
preceding dialogue, and Mr. Barton, pale and
agitated, is standing at thc same desk as when
first introduced to the reader's attention. As
page after page of his ponderous ledger was
examined, bis despair becamodeeper and deep
er, till at last he exclaimed :
'I aro ruined-utterly ruined V
'How so ?" inquired Hiram Strosser, who
entered the counting room in season to hear
Mr. Barton's remark.
. The last European steamer brough: news
of the failure of the house of Per?eh, Jucksjn
& Cb., London, who are indebted to me ia
the sum of nearly two hundred thousand dol
lars. News of the fuiluro has become general,
and my creditors, panic stricken, are pressing
in ray paper to be cashed. The banks refuse
rae credit, and I have not the means ti meet
my liabilities, ff t could pass this crisis,
perhapi I could rally again, but it is impossi
ble ; my creditors are importunate* and I
cannot much longer keep above the tide,' re
plied Mr. Barton.
'What is the extent of your liabilities ?'
'Seventy-five thousand dollars,' replied Mr.
Would that sum bc sufficient to relieve
'Then 6ir, you shall have it,' said Strosser, |
as he stepped up to the desk and drew a check
for twenty thousand dollars, 'Here, take this
and when you reed more do not hesitate to ?
call upon me. Remember that it was from ?
you I received money to establish myself in J
'But that debt was cancelled several years 1
ago,' replied Mr. Barton, as a ray of hope shot t
across his troubled mind. f
'True,J replied Stosser, 'but the debt of j
gratitude that I owe, has never been oancell- t
ed, and now that the scalels turned, I deem t
it my duty to come to the reset.e.' At this j
singular turn in the tide of fortune, Mr. Bar- t
ton fairly wept ior joy. . - a
His paper was taken op as fast as it-was a
sent in, and in less than a mouth he had pas
Bed the crisis, and stood perfectly safe and
secure ; his credit increased and his business
improved, while several other firms sunk un
der the blow, "and could not rally, among
whom was Mr. Hawley; alluded to at the com
raencement of this article.
.-'How-did you manage to keep above the
tide ?' inquired Mr. Hawley of Mr. Barton
one morning, several mouths after the events
last recorded, as he met the latter upon the
street, on his way to his place of business
'Very easily, indeed, I assure you,' replied
' Well, do tell me how?' continued Mr
Hawley, 'I claim to a good degree of shrewd
ness, but the -strongest exercise cf my Wits
did uot save me ; and yet, you whose liabili
ties are twice as heavy my owD, have 6lood
i he shock, and have come off bettered by the
'The truth ia, replied Mr. Barton, 'I cashed
my paper as soon as it was sent in.'
'I suppose sor* said Mr. Hawley, regardin_
Mr. B; with* look of surprise, 'but how did
you obtain the funds? As ior my parti
could not obtain a dollar credit ; the banks
refused to take my paper, and my friends even
.A little investment that I made some ten
years ago,' replied Mr. Barton, smiling, 'has
recently proved exceedingly profitable.'
'Investment !' echoed Air. -Hawley, 'what
'Why. do you not remember how I estab
lished young S'rosser in business some ten
tears ago ?'
'0; yes, yes,' replied Mr. Hawley, as a ray
jf suspicion lit up his countenance, 'but what
'He is one of the heaviest dry goods dealers
n the city ; and when this calamity came OD,
ie came forward and very generously advanc
;d me seventy-five thousands dollars. You
enow I told you, on the morning 1 called to
jffer you au equal share in the stock, that it
night_prove bctter..lhaa.aa j^sestaieat ia the i-^
During this announcement Mr. Hawley's
?yes were bent intently upon the ground, and
Irawing a deep sigh he. moved on, dejected
still sad, while Mr. Barton returned to his
place of business with his mind elated and
ini mated by thoughts of tba singalar invest
Stick by thc Old Land;
We have, on several occasions, when the
pr...-pecti for the people of the South were
very dark ?f'ter thc clo^e of the war. and
when Brazilian, Venezuelan and Mexican em
igration societies w-cre urging the people of
the South to seek to better tLeir fortunes in
those countries, uttered our .convictions that
the bettor, and certainly thc most patriotic
course, was to stay at borne and aid in thc
noble work of retrieving thc losses the war
brought on the South. In this position we
were sustained by General Hampton and oth
er true Southerners.
We have now another evidence that we
were right. The Hon. Robert Toorabs is now
au exile in Havana, but Mrs. Toorubs has re
cently visited Georgia, aud says thaf, her hus
band's advice to the young men of the South
is, that they remain at hume, as he consider
ed the Southern States much preferable to
Brazil, Mexico, or Cuba, He very truly says
that their strength and energies arc particu
larly needed at this timo to rebuild the shat
tered fortunes of their section. This, added
to the fact that their own country is just as
good it'not better.than the countries named
for making a livelihood or competency, ought
and doubtles will decide many, whose misfor
tunes prompted them to think Df emigrating,
to stay at bowe
Mr. Toombs is a wise, exper iencpd and pa
triotic gentleman, and one having the wel
fare of the South at heart.' His words are
those of wisdom, and should be heeded ac
These monstrous appliances of. despotism,
military commissions, have received another
blow. Judge Nelson, of tho U. S. Supreme
Court, has just rendered a decision on an ap
plication for a writ of habeas corpus in the
case of Mr. John ^gan, of South Carolina,
convicted by ono of Mr. Daniel p. Sick les?
drum head courts, ot manslaughter, for kill
iog a negro boy, and sentenced for life io thc
Albany Penitentiary iii this State. Judge
Nelson has directed the discbarge of tho pris
oner, declaring that Mr. Sickles bas no right
or authority to overthrow the civil law in
South Carolina, which was ampia to take cog
nizance of the case. Thus, this engine of ty
ranny totters to the ground ; but why is net
this man Sickles caught, caged and punished?
Why should he be allowed tOj^afrcst and try
men, and send them to prispn illegally with
impunity ? Surely, there is nothing in his
character or anteeedents.to render bim worthy
of any lenity. It is here shewn that he was
guilty of overthrowing the laws and trampling
upon the rights and liberty of the citizen.
Why, then, should he not be taught a lesson,
and "made to.feel that he cannot act the ty
rant without meeting a due punishment for
his crime ?
There haye been some men executed in the
South since the close of the war by these
shoulder-otrap gentry. Whoever they are,
they are guilty of murder, and no time should,
be lost in having them arrested and tried.
We must mako an example of some of these
wretches, or else all our gocd decisions will
go for naught, Hang som?"one of these men
who have thus set the, lat^s a ; defiance, and
it will do more to preserve the liberties of th6
people in tie future than any and all other
causes combined. But let all these men, Who
have bung civilians at their drum head court
martinis, escape, and- good-bye to liberty, to
freedom aud good government, Tho life of
no man is safe, where these military assassins
can ply their trade with impunity.. A people
who will allow such wretch-is to live among
them, muah less do them hai'tn, deserve to be
slaves. Aye, they are infinitely meaner than
slnves, for they mako a pretension to be free
men, while their emasculation and cowardice
provo them to simply have the forms of men
without either the spirit or vigor which nat
urally bolong to their race. When the axe
of justice falls upon tho neck of some one of
thoce military tyrants, tho diystar of liberty
will begin to rise over this darkened land.
New York Day Book.
X5T The flood in Western Alabama ex
tends along a river tract of ?ix hundred miles.
Thc Trial of Hon. Jefferson Davis.
Thu following ohargeof Jodgo'UNDERWOOD
(tb^e Monster of Judjcal identity who it is
proposed shall conduct the trial of Ex-Presi
ient DAVIS), to the Grand Jui^ .at the ses
sion of his Court in Richmond^, on the 5th,
?viii bc read with unexpressiblo-contempt for
the personal' pique which it displays :
CHARGE OF JUDGE UNDERWOOD.
Gentlemen oj Hie Grand Jury ;~I am hap
py to meet you again, and to know that you
still live, notwithstanding the -assaults that
lave been made upon you. ; idltle need bc
mid in addition to the instructions given at
Norfolk. Your last session has ? made you
listorical, and I trust the effoitewbich have
)een made to intimidate you,$n3 to impede
he course of justice, will not render you less
ai tb ful and earnest in the discharge of your
mblic duties. We ought not t?nje surprised
hat the treasonable and licentious prefs of
his State atJjfccily should wince, -and rage,
md become furious, when treason and licen
iousness are exposed and arraign" -d for trial
nd punishment; nor should weUbe surprised
t the enmity and desperation exhibited, when
re remember that this city haaj?ng been thc
entre and seat of the greatest .traffic in hu
?an beings that has ever disgraced the world
-a traffic which has annually employed many
iundreds of moral monsters, and many mil
ons of capital, subsidizing the press, pulpit
nd politics of the State, rendering[Richmond
lore infamous among men for its participa
ion in this great crime than all tho cities along
lie coasts of Senegambia, Upper and Lower
?.linea, Congo, Lo n<o, Angelo and Beaguela
imbincd. The wonder rather i?Jlhat so many
.aces of kindness, humanity and christian
ivilization should have survived such debas
ig and brutalizing influences, and let us thank
rod'and take courage that, moro fortunate
ian the devoted cities of antiquity, we can
lent more than ten men who4* have stood
dtbfol among the faithless. K*~:'
^he complaints of threatened violence and
itimidation which haye been forwarded to me
y several of your numbers for your late he
)ic and patriotic action have been submitted
) the highest legal and mi!itary_;authority of
ie government, and I can assur? you of the
irnest sympathy and firm support of all the
Beers ol the law, not excepting the Pres
ent, whom the treasonable now flatter and
wn, but whom they will probably soon curse
i heartily as they did two years aj^b. But,
;ntlemen, I am glad to call your attention
i a law of Congress which putsyour vindica
on, as well as that of the country, into your
vn hands. In 1831 Congress . enacted, as
iu will find on page 488, IV vojume of the
atutes at large, as follows :
Section 2. And be it further enacted, That
any person or persons shall corruptedly, or
7 threats or fur"e, endeavour to influence,
timidate or impedo any juror,": witness or
fleer in any court of the United States in di
ie discharge of his duty, or shall corruptedly, ni
. by threats or force, obstruct or impede, or tl
ideavour to obstruct or impede,. the uue ad- G
inistration of justice therein, every person rc
? persons so off nding shall be liable to pros U
g five hundred dollars, qr by ir >risonment
)t exceeding three mouths, or uoth, aacord
g to thc nature and aggravation of the ol
nce. [Approved March 2, 1833.]
You will thus have it in your power to cx
?cise a wholesome restraint upon licentious
mgues and pens, and upon thc press, which,
! a blind leader of the blind, bas been and
ill is one'of the chief causes of.past, present
id prospective calamity and misfortune. Thc
lurders, lusts, assassinations, violent and
?governed passions, ending in self-conflagra
on and self-immolation unpara?ed in any
eatben country ; the poverty, suffering, ago
y and degradation which hava given this
ty-of almost unequaled naturaj capabilities
-its bad eminence, are the legiinialo fruit
["thc teachings of its public preis, aud any
ling you can be able to contribue towards
s reformation will, In the highejt degree, be
jrviceable to the cause of the cjuntry and of
umanity. Bot, gentlemen, letjus act with
loderation and discrimination, [for though a
rostitr' -'d press is one of thc gpatest calam
ies, a free and virtuous press fe one of the
reatest public blessings-tho reatest orna
ient and support of public virtu
Concluding,.tho Judge said tat in the ab
?nee of the regular foreman of
[arrison would act in that
:rand Jury then rose and rejred to their
REMARKS OF MU. REI).
Hon. "William B. Read, ofJPLiladelphia,
:en addressed the court as folllvs :
May it please j'our Honor, I leg to present
?ys?lf, in conjunction with myf ol leagues, as
ie counsel of Jefferson Davis, Iowa prisoner
f Stdte at Fortress Monroe, anjuTuler indict
leut for high treason in yuur lonor's court.
fe find in tho records of your ?o?o'r's court
n indiclmeut charging Mr. Ivis with this
igh offence, and it has seeme to mc due to
je cause of justice, due to th tribunal, due
) the feeling of one sort or i other which
my be described as crysttlizi j around tho
nlortunate man, that we ehou como ct thc
ery earliest day to this tr.'bun and ask of
our Uonor, or more properly ic gentlemen
rho represent the United Stall, tho si?g'c
uestion, What is propose! to . done with
ids indictment ? U il to b ried? Is it
and (393 ls a question, perba , that I have
o right, to ask) to be withdi ,-D, or is if to
? suspended t If it ia to be ried, may it
lease your Honor, speaking fe ny colleagues
nd for myself, aud for tho a eat cliont, 1
ay with emphasis, and I ?ay ivitb earneat
lesa, that we come here preprj I instantly to
ry that cause j and we shall ; no delay at
'our Honor's hands, further tl i is neccssa
y to bring the prisoner to fact ie court, and
o enable him, under the statu ?n such cases
uade and provided, to ewiitln ho bill of in
liotment against Lia.
Is it to lie' i Indrawn 7 U\ , justice and
inmanlty seem to us to prornnl mt we ahogld
:now it. Is it to be 6U3pend| postponed ?
if so, may it please the court, ilCl a|| respect
:o your Honor and the gentlei m who con
lucts the public business here pour Honor
nuat understand us as enterit Dur most ear
lest protest. We ask a speed trial on any
marge that may be brought i ?nat Mr. Da
ns herp or ip any other pivjl ?bunal oj tho
and. ' Wo may be 'now 'h?r representing,
nay it please the court, a dj ? man, For
.lurleen months be has been 5 isonpf, the
Constitution of the United ai s guarantees
io him not only an impartial ?ai (.which I
un sure he will have) but a i jrjy ?jj. an(j
(re have come no slight dis ,ej We jjave
?me in all sincerity^we ha1 3qmej au re8.
peet toyour Honor, we have c B wjtn giTOl)g
sympathies with our client, fe83j0nai ^
personal. "W'e hayo poiqc lj%Wp|y to a&
Lhat question. I address it the District
Attorney, I address it to yoi rooorj ag may
be moro appropriate : Wh disposition is
proposed to be made with dj,;]! of indict
ment against Jefferson Da
for high treason.
REMY OK TnE DISTRIC
When Mr. Read had.
Hennessey, Assistant Distric^ arogQ
to reply, in the absence ot ] jj> jj> Chan_
dler, District Attorney of tb urt
Mr. Hennessey could not w?at CQurs0
would be pursued in relation he ;ndickmeat
against Jefferson Davis. Ti )iatPict-Attor
ney was expected to reach 1 ??t th?8 (Jagt)
vening, if fae did not come "oM he\Qn?
rnunicated with by telegrsp^j fle ^ Afj
!pared lo give
^?jed, Mr. J. T.
aistant Attorney) would
answer to tbe interrogatory of the counsel t
morrow (this) morning.
Mr. J. H. Gilmer, Jr., of the . Richmor
bar, arose and read a paper containing tl
names of Messrs. George Shea", Charles Gros
of Philadelphia, Thomas II. Edsail and Ed
win A. Van Sickle, junior counsel for il:
After some other unimportant business th
Court adjounrned until Wednesday morrrinf.
SECOND tfAV'S PROCEEDINGS.
Tba court re-opened at ll o'clock. J
;reat throng of spectators already fdled th
seats and stood upon the floor, ihe publican
lonDcement of the court being ia session bav
ng excited universal curiosity in thc publii
niud to witness' thc spectacle, and observ<
;he court and counsel, as well as to s e ant
lear whatever might be said and don? iu th<
vorld absorbing business of the trial of Jef
ferson Davis, President of thc late Confede
re States of America.
Mr. Davis' counsel-Messrs. Brady, 'Reac
md Brown, with the junior counsel, Messrs
shea, Gros3, Edsail and Van Sickie-were al
cady inside the bar-Brady ranging round
he enclosure like a lion, the'" observed of all
ibaervers," tweaking his tufted Forreston
bin and holding conversation herc and there.
lead in his seat, contemplative and-deep, or
ooking up to reply to a word from some
nember of the bar; aud answering with a
deliberate inclination of the head, which is a
leculiarity with him. Brown, kid gloved and
oaking a pendulum of his eye-glass, smiling
nd talking as he always does. The junior
ounsel were variously cngaged-or entertained
y the younger members of t he Richmond bar.
Shortly after ll o'clock Judge Underwood
ntered, and tho Court^roc- eded to business.
."The Judge signified that thc Couri was
eady to hear Mr. Hennessey, the District
Lttorney, in reply to the question by Mr
lavis1 Counsel "Is Jeffer?on Davis to be tried,
nd if so, when?"
Mr. Hennessey arose, and, reading from the
IS., addressed the court as follows :
May it please your honor., yesterday Mr. W.
i. Read, one of the counsel for Jefferson Da
is, propounded certain questions to the court
nd to mc, which, in the absence of Mr.
?handler, I at that time declined to answer.
Ir. Chandler is still absent-beiug, I regret
j say, entirely prostrated by a recent severe
om estie calamity ; and, ts Ipromised, Ito
ay proceed to reply to the questions of the
That gentleman correctly says that an in
ictmeu.t has been found in this conrt against
is client, Mr. Davisj and asks, " Is-it to be
.ied ? ls it to bo dropped? or is it to be
ispended V" So far a-1 am instructed, I
elieve it ?3 to be tried, but it will not be
ossible to do so at present, for a variety ol
:asons, some of which I proceed to give.
In the first place, Mr. Davis, although in
icted in this court for high treason, is not
ow, and never has been in the custody of
tis court, but is hold by the United States
overnment ?s a State prisoner at Fort Mon
>e, under an order of the President of the
nited States, signed by thc Secretary of War.
lit lilfluinncuJtufljiQi LfliiRiMuV?u fe?
Dt be possible for tho Attorney General, in
ow of bis new and pres>ing engagements,
?ar the close of thc ses;ior. of Congress, to
)me here now and try this case, which, as a
LSC of great national importance, he would
? expected to do.
Io the third place, if Mr. Davis is in the
dicato state of ttcalth suggested by Mr. Read.
would be nothing less than cruel at titi.-.
)t and uoheolth}' season, io expose him to
ie unavoidable.fatigues of a protracted trial,
hich appears to bc inevitable, from the ar
y of counsel, present and prospective, en
Lj;ed for his defense.
Neither this court nor any of its officers
ive any present control over the person nf
r. Davis, and therefore, it becomes impos
ble for thc District Attorney to say when
! will bo tried; buttLis I assure the gentle
en who represent him here, that the hour
r. Davis comes into the custody of tins
art they shall have full and prompt notic
hen it is intended to try him, and, so fyi' tts
e District Attorney and his associ?t? s ar
ncemcd, they may be assured their client
?ll havo a just and speedy trial, without
rther " barrier, let or hindrance."
This I say_ lbr the special depanment of
e court which I represent, but what the in
itions of the Government are willi .rpgard
tho dispoMtion of Mr. Davis, I am no
rther instructed than I have said.
1 now move, may it pieaso yonr Honor,
at this court, as soon as the business b< ton
is disposed of, adjourn until the firs! Tues
y in October next. ~ By that Vim.- 1 trust ?
e heats of summer will have bassed a? ay, 1
e weather will be coo! and pleasant ; and
ould we have the pleasure of seeing these ?
utlcmcn here again, muy will be more fitted
. the arduous labors which their profe-sioit 1
rtainly imposes on thom. lu the meantime :
) " chrystaliziug proc"s>" referred to by i
2 learned gentleman yesterday will be going i
, and his client will be enjoying thc co"i 1
?ezes of the sea at Fort. Monroe instead o' 1
isling the heated and fetid atmosphere of I
Toweled court room, . ?
REMARKS OF MR. URARY. 1
James T. Brady, of New Vor!;, ono of Mr. .
.vis' counsel, arosc'niid said-Ifyour Honor ? .
.ase, I did not expect to say om- word ibi- ! *
lyning in referenep to the r:vzc of M.". Davis, j <
i sotno of th?, suggestions pnnraitiud iii
at my learned friend htts jn.-t rea-1 make il f
jper for mo ?tate that if Mn Davis t>;> not
?nically subject to JOUR Honor's jurisdie- ?
ii, it is only because no copy ol this in
tment, so far a? 1 am advised, has ever t
in served upon him, nor any list of wit- .
tees.' ncr any other uct dono of those which r
; required to bc done by the statute. It- s
,y be true that in this technical sense ho is
i now. and never has been, amcnablo to j
ir authority j but rr.y brother colleague, t(
'. Read, qtarcd (hat Mr. Davis was not Q
iming tho benefit of any of these want of s
'.vs, but that, on th? contrary, ho was herr? -,
express from his own lips, t-peaking throueh n
his ardern desire for an immediate trial. "
id although it may be very hot iu Richmond. n
ughter.j il is infinitely worse where he is ;
i, so.far as tho convenience of counsel is n
iccrned, they care nothing for the couve- r:
nco, impelled as they are by alonso of du- -
From rey own Qspe??pnc? in the city of
mmond, whoso hospitality Jhaye enjoyed, t(
tainly I would be happy to romain here ?j
ber through the heals of summer or tho
ats of winter,
.Ve cau?P8niy say that we cannot control
? action of the District Attorney. Wu *
ink him for his polite response to our ques- p
ns, and of courso wo leave the question
such action a<? tho Government may here- a
er think proper to take. ti
PLY AXD DECISION OF JUDGE UNDERWOOD, a
Judge Underwood, in response, said : It ti
lt remains for the court to say that the &
strict Attorney has correctly represented I
; view of the Government upon this matter. 'j
e Chief Justice, who is expected to pre- U
e on the trial, has named tho first Tuesday *
October as the time that will be most con- *
(flent for him ; and tho Attorney General Jj
peed) hos indicated that it would be utter- 1
impossible for him, under the pressure cf J
i many duties (now greatly increased by 1
a troubles on the Northern frontier,) on sp j1
ort notice, to give that attention to this 1
eat question which i ts importance demands. I
Under all the circumstances, the court is
?posed to grant the motion of thc District
ttorncy ; and I think 1 may say to counsel . r
at Mr. Davis will, in all probability, at that1 ?
time be brought before the court, unless his
case shall in the meantime be disposed of hy
the Government, which is altogether possible.
Jt is within the power of the Preside.t of th?'
Uni tod" Slates to do wha.t he pleases in thw?"
(.matters, and I presume that the counsel i r
I Mr. Davis would probably nod it for the in
terest of their client to make application di
rectly to the GovernnientTst Washington ; but ;
this court would not feel justified in denying,
at t?is time, this application of the Chief]
Justice and of thc Attorney General.
When tti?3 conn adjourns, it will adjourn |
not until Mte next tern., (which is,in Novem: \
ber,) but until the first Tuesday fn October ?
next. As it is supposed, from the array of j
counsel on both siuca that iiave beer? no.n-.oii. J
it will be a long trial, in which great political
and constitutional questions are io be dis
cussed anrl8cn!ed. probably Ulong two mein tbs,
it would undoubtedly be much more comfor
t'tble lor counsel, a,s well as Mr. Dam him
self, to tiave these months in the fall rather
than in the summer, because it is n even
v.-ay more comfortable in Bichmo?d at that
time than n<>w. ir: the heat nf ?Ummer.
I think the counsel is mistaken in suppo
sing that Fortress Monroe is notas comforta
ble a place in.summ'. r as Richmond. When \
I have bren there In ihe .-uuimer 1 have found j
the sea breezes very refreshing. -
Mr?-Brady-(to tho Judge)-Bet very j
limited society, v-.ur Eionor. [Laughter.] j
Judge Underwood-(continuing)-The so i
eie'.y is limited. JJowever, tho Government '
is disposed to estera ev ry reasonable privi
lege. And I am happy to know that the
wife of tho prisoner ii permitted to be with
him, and that his friends are permitted to
v . it him.
Thc motion of t!:.^ District Attorney is
therefore granted. This Court will adjourn
not uutil November, but until the first Tues
day in October next, to meet at ibis place.
It would bc Septembt-r, hu!- September is a
hot month;, and, on the whole, the'Chief
Justice and the Attorney G'.neral prefer it
should bo October, when, I presume, if not
before, this case will be disposed of.
The People Moving.
Wo learn through tho Keowec Courier
that a meeting of thc citizens of 1 ickons
District was held at Pickens Court House cn
sale day last, to take into consideration thc
" Condition of thc country,-It3 indebted
ness, and the remedy th; refor."
Gen. F. N. Garvin was called ro the Chair,
and R. A. Thompson, Esq., requested to uct
A Commiltee cf Seven was, on motion,
appointed to prepare business for the meeting,
md retired for consultation.
On motion cf Maj. J. M. Adams, Gen. W.
E. Easley, ene of our Representatives in the
Legislntuia&'who was present, was requcslcd
to addre.-s the me ting.
Gen. Easley, in that chaste and impressive
style for which he is distinguished, addressed
tbe meeting ai length. Iii adverted :celiDgly
to our cond'tion, r-.nd recounted the proceed
jngs of the Legislature in 'enacting thc
mg and the sale of properly woald complete
ihe ruin inaugurated by the wur. That the
Legislature should be called together, and
provide some remedy for the threatened evil.
Honiara that debtors should bc lenient, and
:hat creditors should proceed without delay
:o make arrangements, by compromise or
itherwi.se, for the settlement oj their debts
vit bout resorting to thc Gotirts, with their
sxpense, for that purpose.
On motion of Co!, tiurnctt, Rev. S. S
Unillard was called upon to add:cs.-; tb?.
neeting; which ho did iu au appropriate
The C -mmiltcc of Seven then reported tl o
?llowing preamble and resolutions, whie!,
Liter some discussion, were unat.imou y
W?ereasj?a?ic melancholy and most, unf >.?
u?ate resaWnf our late belligerency h;:s lei
he people ol' our State in "a conditio o'" u
trecedented pros;ration and rufoi ; andte/n-re
ut, Southern property, wli ? form d :! e bus -
if Southern credit, has bee . rudey and ruth
rsslv torn from our possess! aiiJ her by
oreVer reud?red unavailable for thc p'vn c?'
four debts; cn I whereas, to consequence
hereof, insolvency almost ii . .cr ?d with till
ts direful and he-rt-ron ing surroundings,
erv odes out lane ; und whereas} ihe qiiest n
1 Southern indebtedness" is on? of v r-?it and
lost abater bi ug inter fraught wuhBear
igs aod rc -ti s nnr- -m to oitonfl llino anV
rhich ba c c a dre edi em--.- v'l ihec
ider.ttir.t - u: p 1 : nnd rec*, the
eneral nr.-cipit. i u ?'- r.r -: <
election of dei?t . i ns w ?' by he
tt?decis'on "I ibe?joiiri n' Errors, eni'tlit
tav law. w?iiild u' <(ii s:i .....'liv revolutioniz '
ur nopulfttitmjViH'd-siiil. nj Jilt p:" to ?rd?p'h
i misery, desolation ami paup ri?p>. utrpai
lided in the .-history of thu w??r?dj and
whereas, hy Verdon of ino jurent ses?reify <>i
louey mid the immense*amount which v,ouhi
c thrown ihto'uirrker, property sold I>y
heil ITs v.'onld chingo "owners at horniual
ric s. not reading in thousands ofcases
io denis fo- wl?ich-?old. and t|?er<by b'ast
ig the herpes bf both creditor and debtor :
nd whereas, i? is the manifest obligation and
olicy of ouf government to niai ala in the
eneral welfare of thc people, and its especial
uty al thia crisis lo.-^>rc?evu ihe integrity o '
i)uthe>rti citizen's Inp. Thercforej ba it
Resolve*!, That tho Lvodafure should bc
mveued-at 'li-- earliest day practicable. ' "
Resolicd, That, disclaiming every' feeling
nd principle of dictation, we nevertheless
lost earnestly- entreat our fellow citizens
iroughout- the Stale, to co-opcrato with us
romptly ?n our efi?rts to resc-nc ocr people
om thc depth o;' degradation mid utter ruin
i imminent r.;:d now impending.
Resolved, That wo carnes: ly recommend tr
Ltbtors the importance of proceeding ator.ee
i make arrangement-" with creditors to'sctlli*
: arrange in sorco amicable way, without
lit, their mde&cdness"; srnd that we regard
thc duty and obligation of creditors -ioho
; lenient as possible, and, if in their power,
lahls our citizens t -dis^harg- their indebted*
;.-s and retain theil1 position as citizens.
Resolved, That the proceedings nf this
eeliug be published in the " Keowec Oou
c'r," and that the papers of the State bc re
nested to copy.
Resolved, That the Secretary bo roquestcei
i preparo and forward to His Excellency
ie Governor, a copy of out pro?cedings.
TIRED OF PROCLAMATIONS.-tho Shelby
ile Union is growing weary of the President'?
roelamations. It remarks :
It is said that the President is preparing
lother " peace" proclamation. Wo arc get?
ng tired of the proclamation' busincs-,
od unless the President stops it, his repdta
on will '.uffer, as did a certain Major Gcner
I John Pope's up in Virginia ?ome years age-.
: the President really intends to restore civd
,w, let bim do so, in so many words and
len stop. If he does not so intend we can
;e no use in talking about it. When he ter
aes his proclamation let it be in plain Eng
sh, and susceptible of but one construction,
'he Radicals are frank as to their policy, and
tiere is no chanco to misunderstand whtit
bey .mean. In this rcpect the President
light well imitate them.. In times like
hese, rulers should be as iraak as they. are
ositivc. ' s.
-'-? ? ?
fi?3?T An old bachelor says that e\terv wo
nan ia in the wronguntil she Cties-and ihun
he ia in tho right instantly. .
Never Give Up.
Never givo np ! ic is wiser and better*
Alway.- to h-po than once to despair;
Fli:i?- off.tbe load of Doubt's cankering fetter,
And break the spell of tyrannical care :
N< ? er give up ! or the burthen may sink y -u
Provi-lcnce kindly has mingled tho cup,
And in all trials or troubles bethink you,
Tho vraWc word of life must be, Nover give up !
Never give up ! there are chances and changes
?leipiug tho hopeful a hundred to one,
And, tb ron ?b the chaos, High Wiedomarranges,'
Ever success-if you'll only hope on :
Never give up J foi the wisest is boldest,
Knowing iba* P:roviUcneo mingles the cup.
And of all maxims tho best, ns tho oldest,
Is tho true watchword of Never give up.
Never pive up! though tho grape-shot may rattle
Or the full thunder-cloud over you burst,
Stand like a rock, and tho storm or tho bi.t;l>
Little shall harm you, though doing their w< .
Never sive up if adversity presses,.
Providence wisely bas mingled the cup,
And tho besr counsal,"in all your distresses,
Ia tho stoat catchword of Never givo up.
Memorial Day in Richmond.
Thc Editor b? the La Crosse (Wis.) Demo*
erat, noticing the floral decoration by the lu
iies of "Richmond, on the .'list, nW, of the "*
six thousand graves of the gallant Confider- .
?.te dead buried ia that city, comments a.?
follows ou the event:
How touchingly beautiful must have been
the sight of thirty thousand southern women
and children in Richmond strewing thc graves
of their fallen dead on Memorial Day ! Trr.Iy
it is sweet for one's country to die, when the
hand of beauty, the tear of sorrow are t . -
sweets of th?1 floral kingdom and brough; to
tho last resting places of the loved who dii ^1
in defence of their land, their loved crfWai..'
Tho women may weep
.* Tho mothers may pray
Thc heroes may sleep
'Ibero cometh a day.
when history will-do full justice to those who
wont forth to do or to die fer their count!y,
North or Scutb.
Who w -thew with a heart in him that
would ?ot rather bea dead soldier in that
Bacred ceraererv, watched by beatify, covered
with tear-wct Howers, and shrined in memory
as they aro by those who admire Bravery,
fian to t o one of our norlnrn vamklic grit
arais lV?^ Butler, Ban-a, Curtis, Washburn,
Pieitiss, Schurz, Bom>ide, Huriburt and
tithers or'that, class of patric's who fought .
for spoils and not for principles, and who
were roost aclirc when the'enemy were iu
h ir rear ?
Tuero ?3 not a soldier gravo in hil thc South
lilied wi'h bim who wore thc faded gray, but
ia before <>od and the true world more* ol' a
man and a patriot than tho political tool of
tvranny who nsed bis official position to win
wealth instead of honor, and whose mo>t
successful warfare wan carried on against
Who?Wffl strew flowers over the grave of thief
Butler or cotton stealing Banks ? Who
with roses, perfume th?; air over the grave of
mile loving Curtis or piano loving Prentiss ?
Who will shed tears river the graves of httri
Irfds of northern officers j who robbed, burned
md pillagedthc homes of innocent partie?
uigr-Is may weep over their sin?, but mort: ls
iev?r will ovpr their virtues ! And who wi 1
rcep over the graves of the tyrants, cow:; dis
md to -** of tyrants who went about the ci- n.
rv mobbing men for ap opinion, impris. : g
o. n for their belief, and beating their bre i s
; ut with clubs for not shouting a lie in \ atso
>f M ninny, cowardice, wrong and usurps: " ?
Sod ble-s thc coori women of our wrTd; b?
h<*y North or South. . God bless those wi o
re true to themselves, and who honor tho
leart which alone makes woman lovel}'. Wo
c.i of the Kurili, as you read of the sorr >w
' those ol' your ? x ol' the South, tho;e you
n:v l.ivn taught to ha'e, those who havo
I'fi' ea beyoud their .strength, a3 you read
1 their love for those who fought for them,
t. }our hearts .warm and soften for iii '.-o
ibo H.. vcr wronged you. As you sit di-wn
rn . your jewelled ii tigers ever pianos, tarps
. ri guitar*, ? thisu iudtrunie:;'s-be theo..cs
ur suns or husbands, stolo from southern
. nus and .sent North, as trophies ot ihoir
i?-aV ry (!), let your lingers dra.y. forth ai
:..sl one (drain ot aridness and sorrowful mel
ly in re ai; uihrance of the ones your sn int
?UMca? ins!?umeuts rightfully beloiig ;.>.
n1 aa your eyes rest on rings, pin . .1
tha? jewelry stolen from southern wo;. .>,
t ut- hearts go down to the laud of ai
un graves, and ruinad homes, and ace m
thence came these mementoes you so g ry
ver. . . %*. ? *%%
And when you sweeten yur tea from BUVI r
nigs, br sip ii. from stiver spoons seut t., . .,-.?
.om southern homes, think for one nu BK
t' thu bitter tear's.sbed on Memorial.-JD y by
ie ones whose irritials arc on those things, > ?
...rc on Lefebre you had them made over io
ide thc ugly murks.
Thank God, thc vandals who disgraced tho
ame of American 6oldicrs,-aiu? who plu ti
ered defenseless southern homes under tho
vuction of Lincoln and Stanton, had not tho
o'.ver t<> beat it back. the-.ucd-given right to
iod tears, anti to hold sacred in memory Ilia
asa who were to them dear and- wo-thy.
hey hive lost their homes-they haw lost
ici.' lotred ones-they have taken tlir? roso
id the magnolia to deck the graves of 'hoir
ved ones-they have pillowed their headsi
i tear-wet graves, and given us renewed
itU in tho purity and goodness of worn tv .
And'then was it not kind in our go- r
cnt.to send but two regiments of troc? . to
aard against any""rebellinn' on the pan - >f
lese thirty thousand weeping women ? ned
lildreu ? Wc do not know whether tb-y
ero colored or not, but it seems they ?ere
CiIlI?A A?CD 7TIFJ COOUC TT?A7>?.-A C.H?
jniiou has beeu entered into at Pekin be-'
ieen the Britiih and Freueli Minister? und '
ie Chinese Government, wherebv it will now
j permitted, v.uder certain restraint and rog
ations, for any person residing iu one ol' tho
Jen ports ot" Chit'a.to obtain from bia Consul
license to open a coolio emigration oOi . . "
revious to granting a license the consul ? .1
ivo to assure himself of. tho solvency and
spe.ctability of the-applicant, but when the
:euse has been granted it cannot bo with
.awu except upqn sufficient grounds, and
on only with .he consent of the consul. The
hi?ese employed by the emigration ager? to
nd him emigrants will bo provided with a
)ecial license, and will bo alono respu ni
le for any actions he may commit in conira
iiition of tho laws of the Empire. Ruit.-, ai o
.id down to secure tho Chinese coolie rr?m
I treatment, or from the chance of np! be
lg able return to his country. Noobst&cies
rc thrown-by thc Chinese Government in
io way ol their subjects embarking for (or
igil countries of their own free will ; bur ?iuy
ttempt to induce them to do so otho- IA?
mu tho regulations provideiaatrictlv io- id? j
eu : and Chinese subjects are.puniahal- . \
rath for the offense of.kidnappiug met., .d
Buding them abroad against their wi?...
NEQBO MUTWKBRS.-The Fi?y-s?verin.tr?g/?
ment negro troops mntined lately af ?-virt
5mtth Arkansas, and refused to start f??i New
ii'-xico. TKy wife surrounded and c!i-:,rm
.ri hy il ?? 1 ?"rd (white) cavalry, and sixty of
ho ruiglttticra putunder S0*T for trift1'