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BY D?R?SOE, REESE & CO
EDCTEFIELD, I C., OCTOBER 24, 1866.
VOLUME XXXI.-N?. 43.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
- . IN
Italic y and. Staple
HOSIERY, NOTIONS, HOOP SKIRTS,
SlanliLets. dbe., cfec,
FIRST DOOR BELOW MASONIC HALL,
. . . .'C? .15 . " [
FALL AND WINTER TRADE.
WE take great pleasure in announcing to our friends and the
Trading Public that we have made LARGE PREPARATIONS
for the business of the present Season. We have now in Store at
FANGY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS..
Fall and Winter Trade of 1866,
To which we will make LARGE ADDITIONS by every Steamer
from New York.
-MR. CHRISTOPHER GRAY, with a ripe experience of Twen
ty five' Years in the Dry Goods Trade, and who has been purcha
sing for the Augusta Market for Twenty Years, is now a member
of our Firm, and WILL RESIDE IN NEW YORK CITY, giving
all his time and attention to the selection of such supplies as will
meet the wants and tastes of our people.
This arrangement will give us EXTRAORDINARY FA JILI
TIES FOR PURCHASING, and will enable us at all times, with
Ample Cash Capital, to take advantage of the FLUCTUATIONS
OF THE MARKETS, and the LARGE TRADE AUCTION
SALES that are taking place daily.
^"COUNTRY MERCHANTS visiting Augusta, and Dealers
generally should not make a single purchase before examining our
Goods, and informing themselves of the Prices.
??^?A11 orders entrusted to us are executed with thc same
fidelity and attention which they would have, "were the parties
present in person to select for themselves.
We have Full lanes of the following COTTON AND
WOOLEN GOODS, which are particularly adapted Yo
the CITY AND COUNTRY DEAXERS.
Brown SHIRTINGS and SHEETINGS;
Bleached SHIRTINGS and SHEETINGS ;
Brown and Bleached CANTON FLANNELS ;
Brown DRILLINGS and JEANS ;
Plain and Striped OSNABURGS ;
White and Slate. Corset JEANS ;
Blue DENIMS and STRIPES;
APRON CHECKS and PLAIDS ;
All the Standard Brands of American CALI
COES, in Colors, Plain Black, and Black
' and White ;
Manchester and Lancaster GINGHAMS ;
Twilled TILESIAS and Glazed CAMBRIC ;
White and Red FLANNELS ;
Gray, BPU? and Yellow FLANNELS ;
Opera aird Shirting FLANNELS ;
White aud Colored Blankets ;
Ladies CLOAKINGS and SACKINGS ;
SATINETS, TWEEDS and KERSEYS;
Kentucky JJfrANS and Irmin CLOTHS ;
Scotch TWEEDS and HETHERS;
Fine Colored French CASSIMERES ;
Fine Black BROAD CLOTH and DOE
SKINS, &c, ?c., ic.
We have taken great care this Fall to make our
Dress Goods Department
More attractive than ever. It contains EVERYTHING FASH
IONABLE, EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL, and EVERYTHING
CHEAP. We have also made some SPECIAL SELECTIONS I?
MOURNING DRESS GOODS which will be found very desirable.
Although we cannot enumerate we will give the name of a lew
leading Goods in thisODepartment :
Black and Colored SILKS ; Black Habit CLOT'S and REPS ;
<;-4 Real'Black A L AP ACA ; Colored Empress CLOTH and VELOURS ;
?4 Black and Colored LUSTRES : Pari's All Wook DELAINES and Scotch
I! 4 Black and Colored Freixh MERINOES ; PLAIDS ;
ii 4 Black and Colored COBURGS ; m Oriental LUSTRES and DEBAGES ;
Kupex and American POPLINS ; Paris Silk Piaid POPLINS ;
Black BOMBAZINES and Canton CLOTHS ; POIL DECHEVIES, ?bc., ?cc, &c.
OUR CLOAK ROOM
Is the largest in thc City, and will afford ample room for thc Ex
hibition of CLOAKS and SHAWLS of thc LATEST STYLES of
Ladies Black and Colored Cloth Cloaks
Will be in GREAT VARIETY, and from CHEAP to VERY FINE
LADIES' SHAWLS IN MiHJSEJklNE DELAINE, ME
RINO AND CAsa!.?IERE,--Lo;jgaHd Square, in Black Mode
and High Colors*
FULL SUPPLIES of thc different Goods coming under the
following headings always on hand :
LINENS, WHITE GOODS,
HOSIERY AND GLOVES,
FANCY GOODS AND TOYS,
HOOF SKIRTS AND CORSETS,
RIBBONS, HABERDASHERY, &e.
. . .?
; S^"Packages delivered in anspart of the City and Hamburg
FREE OF CHARGE. / -
GRAY & TURLEY,
Next Door to Masonic Hall.
JOHN S. FAIBLY. RUTLEDGE WILSO*.
JOHN S, FAIRLY & CO,,
x GLOVES, &C,
INVITE the attention of t?ountry Merchants
and tho Trade generally, to their complete assort
ment of tho above mentioned Goods, now being
NO. 37 KAYNE STREET,
. Charleston, S. C.,
Tho Old Stand of Messrs. HYATT, MCBUHKEY
Their selections have been made with great
core, and with a thorough knowledgo of tho wants
of the Southern people, acquired during many
years experience in business in this City previous
to tho war.
Our Business Motto will be
QUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,
^^.Orders will be carefully and promptly
JOHN S. FAIRLY & 00.
^Sy*The Subscriber is particularly desirous of I
renewing business relations with the customers of J
his former house, MARSHALL, BURGE <fc Co.
JOHN S. FAIRLY.
Ch arl es to.-., Oct 1 lm 40
LEDCK I SELL.
Importers and Wholesale Dealers
Korih-Easl Corner Meeting and Market Sis.,
INVITE the Trade to examine their full and
varied assortment of
BONNETS aud HATS, trimmed and untrimmed,
RIBBONS, of all description!:,
DRESS CAPS, NETS,
VEILS, of newoft designs,
RUCHES, LACES. CRAPES,
HOOPS, Ac., Ac.
Charleston, Oct 1 6m 40
HORSEY, AUTE?V & CO..
AND STRAW GOODS,
ISTo. 25 Hayne Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Sept 25 lm 89
CORNER QUEEN AND CHURCH STREETS,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
C. W. A J. B. DENNIS, Proprietors.
THIS SPENDID HOTEL WILL BE OPEN
ED ON THE FIRST OF OCTOBER, on
thc European system. It has been remodeled and
refurnished throughout. This Hotel contain.? over
one hundred rooms, which will be reserved chiefly
for the nso of travellers and transient guests.
Competent aiittistanU have been secured in every
department, und every attention will be paid to
ensure comfort to their customer?. Thc sleeping
rooms are airy and clean. The restaurant will be
supplied with the best faro tho market affords.
Porters will oe ? always ready t-> attend to each
arrival and departure of trains. The travelling
public, transient visitors and others, will find in
it all the luxuries of a first-class house, combined
with the comforts of home. The location is fine
ly adapted for business men and travellers. No
pains or expense will bo spared to give entire
Charleston, Sept 25 4tcow39
SEWING MACHINE CO.,
Principal Office, GIG Broadway,
GREAT IMPROVEMENT in Sewing Ma
chine. Empire Shuttle, Crank Motion
Sewing Machine. It is rendered noiseless in no
tion. Its motion being all positive, it '? not lia
ble to get out of order. It is tl ? best Family
Machine ! Notice ls called to ou, new and Im
proved Manufacturing Machine, for Tailors and
Boot and Shoo Fitters. Agents wantod, to whom
a liberal discount will be given. No?coneign
EMPIRE SEWING MACHINE CO.
Aug 3 lyHAP 32
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
THE Subscribers respectfully announce that
they aro now prepared to do all work in thc
COACH MAKING and REPAIRING BUSI
NESS that may bo ontrusted to them, in a work
manlike manner, aud with neatnessan i dispatch.
Wo have on hand n. few CARRIAGES and su
perior.BUGGIES, of our own manufacture,which
we will sell low.
All kir.ds of REPAIRING done promptly and
warranted to give satisfaction.
?3f~As wo sell ONLY FOR CASH, our prices
are unusually reasonable. All we ask is n trial.
* SMITH & JONES.
Mar 7 tf . 10
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
THE 8ubscribor 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 soil at buta
moderato advance on original cost und transporta
tion. Wherever introduced these Case;? have the
preference- over all others.
?TOrdors promptly filled. Terms, of course,
Btrictly Cash. J. M. WITT.
Edgefield, Mar 13 tf ll
NOTICE is hereby given that application will
be mado to tho Legislature at its next Bitting
to have the Estate of NOEL ETIIEREDGE, dee'd.,
liable to escheat, vested in his mother NELLY
PARTAIX, and his brother JACOB ETIIEREDGE.
Aug's 29 :?m 35
ALL Persons having demands against the Es
tate of EMERSON BUSSEY, dee'd., either
OB principal or security, aro requested to present
a copy of the sane tome, or to.J. L. ADDISON,
Esq., my Attorney, within the next thirty days,
EDWARD Z. BU6SEY, Ad'or.
OcLl?, St 42.
New feeds I
NOW ON HAND At SPENDID STOCK OF
FOR GENTLEMEN AND" YOUTIIS, selected
with care and mode in the MOST FASHIONA
A SUPERIOR STOCfc OF BRQAD CLOTHS,
CASSIMERES and VESTINGS. All Garments
made in tho most Fashionable Style?.
A LARGE STOCK OF SHIRTS and all kinds
of FURNISHING GOODS.
i . 7
A LARGE ASSORTMENT of all kinda of
HATS now worn, for Gentlemen and Youth.
A FIRST RATE STOCK OF BOOTS AND
SHOES for Gentlemen, Youths and Ladies.-All
SS^The Public are requested to give us a call
as we shall offer inducements for them to mako
J. A. VANWINKLE,
230 Broad Street, under CcntrnI Hotel,
Al G USIA, GA.
Sept 25 2m 39
CONLEY, FORC?" & CO.,
THE OLDEST SHOE HOUSE IN GEORGIA,
Wholesale and Retail
BOOTS, SHOES,LEATHER, LASTS,
SHOE PEGS AND SHOE MAKING
MATERIALS OF ALL KINDS.
WE ARE NOW RECEIVING a large and
well selected Stock of B00T8, SHOES, LEATH
ER, ?fcc, At' :h wo will sell at tho LOWEST
r?**Onr Stock is well adapted to suit tho
Cc .ry Trade.
Call and examine our Stock before purchasing
CONLEY, FORCE & CO.
Augusta, Sept 25 3m 30
LEVY & AS
. 218 Broad Street,
WE beg leave to inform tho citizens of Edgo
field and vicinity that wo have removed to Nu
218 Broad Street, three doors above Plumb <fc
Leitncr's Drug Store, whero wo will keep con
stantly on hand a LARtJE STOCK of
Men's, Youth's and Boys' CLOTHING;
Ladies' and Men's HATS, all kinds;
BOOTS and SHOES, every variety;
DRY GOODS, HOSIERY, GLOVES;
Ladies' and Gents' FURNISHING
HOOP SKIRTS and NOTIONS ;
TRUNKS, VALISES, CARPETBAGS ;
Ladies' Travelling SATCHELS ;
Also, n cood Assortment of WATCH
ES and JEWELRY.
All of the nbovc we will sell at a SMALL AD
VANCE FOR CASH. IVe .?.hall bc happy to re
ceive a call from you, or bo favored with.your
orders for all goods in our line.
?Sf" Country Merchants will do well by giving
us a call before purchasing elsewhere.
LEVY & ASHER.
Augusta, Oct 1 Gin40
SOlIHDS. CHOICE BACON,-Clear .Sides,
Ribbed Sides, Regulars and Shoulders.
50 Bbls. Northern usd Western FLOUR,
IO Tierces Primo CAROLINA RICE,
125 Bbbls. RcGned B. SUGAR,
5 Hhds. MUSCOVADO SUGAR,
IO Bbls 1st Quality Golden SYRUP,
IO Ilhc?s. MUSCOVADO MOLASSES, ?
50 Bbls. Largo No. 3 MACKEREL,
lOOO Sacks Choioo Bread CORN
75 Boxes FAMILY F OAP,
30 Boxos ADAMANTINE CANDLES.
75 Bbls. and Boxos CRACKERS and BIS
50 Bbls. Bourbon and other WHISKEYS
Largo Lot of CASE LIQUORS all vrfriotien,
25 doz. HEIDSICK CHAMPAGNE, PintB,
40 Casks BURTON ON TRENT ALE, in
Pints and Quarts,
10 Chests Jenkins <fc Co'Sj TEAS in Small
75 Kogs Old Dominion NAILS, nssortcd Sizes,
CIGARS, TOBACCO. CANDIES,
RAISINS, ALMONDS, PEPPER,
100 Kogs LARD,
50? Sacks SALT,
Largo lot of BAGGING and ROPE nlwayt
And every thing usually kept in my linc,
1- or salo by
Augusta, Sept. A, tf 30
ALL persons in nn.r wise indebted to the Estate
of THEODORE F. WILLIAMS, deceased
aro earnestly requested to make immediate pay
ment. All claims in my hands, not paid by thc
first Monday in February next, will positively b<
ptU in suit, as I cannot extend further indulgence
This is fair notice to all concerned, and I hopo ii
will bo regarded. - **
Oct. 5, 4m* 41
FIFTEEN Gallons English VARNISH;
Fifteen Gallons Coach Body VARNISH;
Fifteen Gallons Jopan VARNISH ;
Which is wnrrnnted tobo the genuine article.
For salo tow for cash, by
TEAGUE ? CARWILE.
Oot. 17 tf 42
Bluestone! Blue Stone
1 HA LBS. BLUE STONE, for sale by
1UU TEAGUE ? CABWILE.
Oct I? tf. 42
Thc Poor Mao's Jewel:
My home is a poor ono
To all who poss it by;
They cannot iee its beauty,
And neither, faith, can I
That is, to punt or timber,
In doorway or in roof
But that it has its beauties
I'll quickly giro ye proof.
Come hither, young ones, hithc
Your father's ! teps are near
That's Bess with hair so yellow
That's Suo with eyes so clear
That's Will with tawny trowaei
Tucked in his .stocking leg ;
And yonder two wee darlings
Are bonny Jean and Megg.
A cluster of fine jewels,
Five in tho rugged set ;
If any man has brighter,
I havo to learn it yet.
And, Tom, when I am swinging
Theso arms with weary strain,
Their blessed faces cheer me,
And make me strong again.
I sometimes sit and wonder
"What will their future bo ?"
If they must del vu and patter
A treadmill round like me,
And scarcely, at tho year's end,
Havo half a groat to spare
And see bad men put over them,
'Twill be too hard to bear.
But then, I think, as nations
Risc in thc scald of might,
dod puts thc poor man forward,
And gives him power and ligh
And learning, Tom, will do it
And Christian truth will show
That Heaven makes no distinctio
Between thc high and low.
So, though my home's a poor one
To all who pass it by,
And nono can see its beauty,
Savo mother, God and I,
Thc future may be grander
For some great glury won
Somo gem set in tho ages
By CT cn a poor man's son.
Thc Constitutional Amondmci
Senator Sharkey, ol' Mississippi, has
thc bull by tbo horns. Anticipating th
islative session of his State, he has wri
letter to Governor Humphreys concerni
constitutional amendment, urging its
tion ii presented for ratification. Ile
he following solid reasons for spurning
lu the first place, it is not believed
the amendment war. reco ?mcndcd bj
thirds of Congress, as a body so com po
not the Congress of the United States, i
siderablc number of Slates being exe
from representation. Any body of usi
may as well claim to be the Congress c
United States, and New York and Pei
vania, for instance, may so manage to ex
first ono small Slate aud another, unti
control the legislativo power of the ni
.with equally lui much propriety as thu ru
tv how excludes'States ' from represent
We cannot be told that becaus? wo ad
the anti slavery amendment we recog
the present Congress as constitutional, fi
bad not then elected or sent members t
Congress which recommended it, as we
done in thc caso of the ponding one.
No resolution can be communicated t
States except through the President; ai
thc proposed amendment was not submi
it is a nullity.
Another objection to tho ameudinei
t hat while it prohibits thc States from .ab
ing the privileges or immunities of citi:
it does not specify what those privileges
that being left to Congress, which is em]
ered to enforce the article by appropriate
islation. Congress may confer privilege
one class to thc exclusion of another ;
may assume absolute control over the pe
and their domestic concerns, and thus v
ally abolish the State.
The second section, in regard to n
suffrage, would probably exclude at least
State from representation, us tbo mimbi
male negroes over twenty-one is equal to
number of white males.
The third, ordisfrancbising clause, is sw
ing io its effect, for lhere are few who!
not in some way or another taken au oat
support thc Constitution. Such a provi
would be so contrary to tho theory of
Government, and so oppressive towards a \
large class of the population of thc South
St?tes, that it cannot be supposed that tl
who proposed it could b:.ve entertain;
hope that it would be accepted. They ot
to have known, too, that such a provi;
was calculated to endanger the existenc
Government, as revolutions may always
expected, sooner or later, from nets which
franchised the enfranchised acts.
The fifth section is the Trojan Ho
abounding in mischief. [t provides t
" Congress shall have power to enforce,
appropriate legislation, the provisions of I
article," which may be consirucd to authoi
Congress to do whatever it may desire to
Should the amendment become a part of
Constitution, we shall have a far differ
Government from that inherited from
A VIRGINIA VIEW OF THE CONSTITUTION
AMENDMENT.-Thc Petersburg Index, of W
ii csu ay says:
In the event that thc elections held on j
terday disclose Radical majorities, an atten
will, at once, be thade to play a bluQ sat
and to intimidate thc Southern States ii
adoption of (lie constitutional amendment. S<
styled friends Twll whisper that it is better
yield this one time, as if all the concessfr
wc made last year had not taught their o
lesions. To all this bluster and the sugg
lions of thc tempter, let us oppose a go
consc;'i.nce, a quiet discharge of "thc duties
life, and a firm, unwavering resolve to
nothing that is mean, cowardly and disgrat
ful. There need bc no fear of the adopti
of this amendment. If all thc Northo
States were to be temporarily led astray 1
passion and excitement, the Southern Stat?
simply by a policy of u masterly inactivity
can defeat tho .amendment until thc balan
of tho Northern Stales shall, like Oregon, c
pungo the ratifications hastily given und
passion and excitement.
, SHOOTING AND Anso.v.-Wo learn that (
? Sunday night, the family of Dit Dorroh
1 tiiis District were r.roused by some one cal
1 ing for Ur. Dorroh. One of his daughte:
I went to tho door, when she waa fired upo
luckily without effect. Her father comiti
out at thia time found his barn on fire and i
act of giving an alarm was shot in the shouh
. er, dangerously it is believed. Another daugl
ter then came out and throwing herself bi
fore the fiendish perpetrator of this act, bi
sought him to spare her father. Threats an
violence were given instead, and 6hcw?s toi
to get out of tho way or ho would shoot he;
Clinging still, suing for mercy, the piste
was presented and fired, but again provider
tiallj missed its mark. Thc would be ans?
sin then fled. Tho barn was burnt to th
! ' We learn that Mr. Bennett Wnllnce. r
Laurens District, has been arrested and cum
mitted to jail, supposed to be perpetrator c
the above outrages,-Newberry Herald, 17tl
. An Able and Creditable Paper.
. At the session of the United Skates Dis
trict Court, held last week at Charleston,
Judge BRYAN presiding, the Gran?! Jury, jn
their presentment, submitted, in conclusion
of their report,' the following in reference to
the state of the country, which 'will bo read
with interest :
The Grand Jury, before closing th jir duties,
feel constrained to refer to the state oi'thecoun
try. The peace now reigning throughout the
whole country after four years of civil war of
the most sanguinary character recorded on
the pages of history during the last century,
is a source of most devout congratulation.
"When we look around and witness the Civil
Courts fully organized, and know that ail
our wrongs and grievances will be adjudicated
before a jury of our countrymen, instead of
before Militari" Courts and other tribunals of
a similar character, we have ample cause to
be thankful fo:: the peace which we are now
enjoying, and ?hould ardently desire that the
sword may evsr remain sheathed, and that
our country may never know war any more.
It is fervently hoped that the National Con
gress, at its next session, will dispassionately
consider the state of the country, ai*d direct
its whole efforts to bring about a full restora
tion of tho Union by the admission of all the
States to that representation in the National
Councils guaranteed them by the Constitu
tion, and entirely remove or modifi' all dis
qualifying Acts, especially the Test Oath, by
which the citizens of the Southern States are
debarred from accepting offices that v-bey are
eminently qualified to fill, and in doing so
would reflect credit upon the nation at large.
Our Northern brethren should exercise a good
degree of charity in their legislation, and re
member that the poople of the Southern
States, more especially the people of South
Carolina, have been educated in the school of
States Rights doctrines, and really believed
that tLeir allegiance was due to tb-; State,
and that the Mate, not thc citizen, owed al
legiance to the General Government. They
honestly believed such to be their duty, and
so acted. Now that it has been decided that
the citizens allegiance is due to thc General
Government, they have accepted the issue,
and will faithfully abide by it. In view of
all these facts we trust that at an early day
all barriers to a full and complete restoration
of all the States to their equal rights will be
removed, and that we will again present to
the world the happy spectacle of a united
The Grand Jury would ateo direct the at
tention of thc proper authorities of the Gov0
eminent to thc case of the Hon. Jefferson
Davis, who has been held in confinement
since the 23d April, 1865, and most earnestly
urge roon them to use all efforts to gi/e him
a speedy trial, or release him on bail. It is
but justi?o that he should be tried or released.
His counsel have made repeated efforts to
have him bruught to trial, and are still ex
erting themselves to that end. His longer
detention withont a trial cannot but reflect
with discredit upon the country, whilst the
common dicta.es of humanity demand :ipcedy
action in his case, as his bodily heal?h and
mind are fast becoming irreparably impaired
from his long imprisonment.
Judge BRYAN heartily sanctioned the re
port, and iu formed the Grand Jury that he
would fake great pleasnre^n forwarding their
excellent and patriotic Presentment lo the
authorities at Washington.
Emigration from the South.
Wc'have seen with regret the fad. that
some five hundred white people of North
karolina are now on t heir way, in one body,
as emigrants to the Northwest. We are sor
ry to see the South thus losing its population,
when there are such imman30 capabilities
there needing development. Why ia this
?.\'odus of the white population of the i louth,
ern States? " Not knowing tbe particular cir
cumstances of the movement of this body of
people, we canno: speak with ccrtai:.ty about
it. But we veay much fear the violent course
of the Radical party toward:- tue So ith is
creating a general feeling of apprehension
very antagonistic to material prosperty.
The extravagant threats aud thc malignant
spirit evinced by some of the ' leading Radi
cals are well calculated to alarm the South.
The people there are afraid of an annulment
of the pardons granted by the President, and
a general confiscation of property. Besides
all this, the Southern ppople cannot but see
that they are to bs subjected to a perpetual
ngiiation about negro equality. They sec
that thf? Radicals will never stop this side of
u.-iiversal suffrage ; and where thc?-'negroes
arc in such vast nn:.iuers as ia the Sou.herir
States, this is bj no means an agreeable fu
Not long since the people ot Connecticut
refused at tho polls to establish general negro
suffrage. If they, with abolition and negro
equality beat imo their heads with fists ec
clesiastic for the last thirty years, and with
only a handful ol negroes to get the benefit
ul* voting, cannot stomach negro equality at
the polls, is it strange that the people ol the
South look upon it with absolute horror?
They have not had the advantage of a long
schooling in this direction, and besides:* the
negro element with them is immense.
How much to bc regretted it is thai, the
Christian people cannot make just allowances
for the Southern peopje in reference to the
tender subject of negro equality.' But we do
not expect such rational consideration i'rom
the Radical party. Such is its fanaticism and
its unhappy prejudice against our erring
brothers of thc Anglo Saxon raco at the South,
that if the power of the Federal Government
is pcrinaneutly mnintained in their handt, we
have thc most melancholy forebodings IA to
the future of the South. Those meu ca.u des
troy, but they cannot build up. Like their
prototypes of the mountain iu the French
National Assembly, it is only necessary for
them to have tho opportunity to.prove them
selves the greatest architects of ruin thc
world ha^e' erseen.-National Intelligencer.
One of the richest specimens or a real
Irish bull which has ever fallen under our
notice says an exchange, was perpetrated by
the clever and witty, but blundering Irish
kuight, Sir Richard Steele, when inviting a
certain English nobleman to visit him.
" If, sir," said he, " you ever come within
a mile of my house, / hope you will flop
Another by the same gentleman is worth
' recording. Being asked how he accounted
for his countrymen making so many bulls, he
replied : " I canuot tell, if it is not the c?'ecl
i of climate. I fancy if an Englishman wai
f born in Ireland he would make just as many.':
i JOS'-A young man, by tho name of Joan
, son, has been arrested in Albany, N Y., foi
; perpetrating a new dodge. Ho fastened bria
i ties on the tail of a rat, and then sold it foi
- a squirrel.
JCS* A Tennessee paper says: "Om
" neighbor, John G. Turner, sentue, lasfwejk
." a sample of flour made from broom-con
I seed. We have tried it in cakes, and it ii
both palatablo and nutritive. His familj
j have been using it for some days, and al
like it. This is decidedly a new article o
\ food for the table. It is used largely here fo
* stock, and seems to be fattening in its quiii
f t&* A farmer being npk?u it his bowe
were matched : " Yet* th.-y are matched first
f j rate ; one of them is willing to do all th
" I work, and the other is willing he should."
'The .New York Commercial, Republican,
Radical, as it is, secs breakers ahead.
We regret, (says the editor) to have to
confess that we see nothing but trouble and
evil in tho future of our country. The people,
from one end of the country to the other,
shut their eyes to the most palpable truths.
They have believed that violence could re
store the Union. To 'attain this cherished
object they' have advocated war, and have
permitted and applauded the violation of the
most important principles of our constitution,
and of- i:he inherent rights ? of the people,
which these principles shielded and protected.
They have been led to believe that the rise of
price caused by the use of a vicious currency,
daily fluctuating in value, and therefore unfit
for the purposes of commerce and industry,
augmented their wealth 1 They have con- .
8ented-nay, urged the imposition of the
most oppressive, the most costly, and the
most vicious system of taxation, after these
had been condemned by every intelligent
mind in Europe, where these systems have
been tried and abandoned. They have been
lcd to believe that the national debt, which
mortgages the entire property of the country,
as well as the future products of its labor,
was a blessing to the people and an addition
to their wealth. They have been led to be
lieve that placing obstructions to the ex
changes of commodities with foreign coun
tries was beneficial to the industry of the
country, and that the enlargement of tho
powers of the Federal government at the ex
pense of the individuals that~ compose them,
was necessary and advantageous. They over
look the corrupting effect of our miserable
political parties, of the vast increase of Fed
eral patronage, and the important fact that
no people deprived of individual liberty have
ever long been prosperous and happy. The
self-deception which induces our people to
shut their eyes to these great truths prevents
i hem from profiting by the dear-bought ex
perience of other nations, and will force them
to acquire knowledge through the bitter Imita
of the erroneous measures to which they
have resorted to meet present emergencies.
Nothing but a total change in the policy of
our government can save us trom future evils
of great magnitude. Have we sufficient in
telligence in the country to discover this, and
sufficient talent and courage to apply tho
proper remedy ?
Cv/NFEDERATE CONSCIENCE MONEY.-In our
Washington new*, says the New ^.'ork Stow,
there was an interesting fact mentioned,
which cannot but make ono reflect on tire
truth of the old adage that " honesty is the
best policy." It appears that the Secretary
of the Treasury has received a communica
tion from*an anonymous correspondent at
Goldsboro, North Carolina, enclosing two
hundred dollars in Confederate treasury notes,
which tho writer says he was overpaid by
mistake during thc- fast year of the late war
in some dealings with a Confederate quarter
master. The w.?ter of this anonymous letter
excuses this apparently Quixotic proceeding
on his part by adding that, being a Union
man, he would not return the morey to tho
Confederate Government, feeling that he was
justified under the circumstances in retaining.
it ; and.now believing that the Confederate
debt might possibly be assumed by the United
States Government, he encloses the same to
the treasury. How wonderful to think that
in the nineteenth century, and in North Caro
lina, such an example of rare honesty could
be found. If Socrates, in his search after an
honest man, could have dropped in at Golds
boro, how delightful he would have been at
having succeeded in his quest, instead of
having to return to Athens a disbeliever in
tuc purity of human nature ! And the best
proof of the disinterestedness ol' thc Golds
boro conscience-stricken Unionist is the fact
that the sacrifice cost him nothing.
YANKEE AVARICE-The Valley Virginian
understands that some of the United States
soldiers, while gathering up the remains of
their dead in tie Valley, have been detected
in robbing the teeth of the bodies of the gold
fillings. " Business is business."
A WOMAN NOMINATES EERSEI.F FOR CON
CRESS.-NEW YORK, Octoberll.-Mrs. Eliza
beth Cady Stautou, preseuts herself in a card
this morning to the voting population of tho
18th Congressional District, as a candidato
for Representation in Cougrcss.' Sho profes
ses independent principles, with a moral re
servation in favor of the Radical party, pro
vided it advocates negro suffrage, and asks
support on thc high ground of safety of the
nation and justice to its citizens.
A TELEGRAPH YARN.-A good story is told
of an ambitious young man from the country,
who, on a recent visit to Boston, was anxious
to send a dispatch over the Atlantic Cable
just for the sake of the thing. Gathering up
all his loose change, he entered the office and
expressed bid winh. Having writrro his mes
sage and handed it iu, he laid his " pile'-' on
the counter, exclaiming, -'flow, far will this
money pay for V Quickly running over the
money, the operator replied,u About an inch."
The would-be sender departed a sadder and
JR^T" According to a Dublin paper, an Irish
farmer intends bringing an action against
Lord Portarlington to recover the value of
his damaged ha)', which he neglected to put
under shelter on the faith of his lordship's
fair weather prophecy.
Thc man who can make his own
fire,*?black his own boots, carry his own wood,
hoe his own garden, pay his own debts, hoe
his row without wine or tobacco, need ask no
favor of him. who rides in a coach and four.
SST The manner in which ' they weigh a
hog out West, it is said, is to put a hog in
one scale and some rocks in the other, aud
guess at the weight of thc rocks.
j*?*** Prominent among tho passengers on
tho train recently wrecked on tho New York
Central Road was ? man whose only injury
was a coat badly split in the back and arms.
Ho was wildly walking the aislo of a car, ex
claiming : M lt will cost this Company a pilo
to settle with me. I tell you, it will cost ten
thoueand- dollars to pay me for this hurt."
flgp? Mr. Johnson is understood to believo
that his impeachment will be attempted; and
he has ordered Barracks for 30,000 troops to
be erected at Washington. Perhaps this in
dicates the reception ho intends to give his
enemies ; but, unless he can havb tho Gov
ernors of New York and Pennsylvania on his
side, his friends will not advise forcible resis
tance to the Radical schemes.
jjgjr A bold Georgia Roman ate seventy
three raw eggs ; a grocer having contracted
to furnish him a meal for twenty-five cents.
He wanted a few more, but wouldn't trouble
the merchant to go after them.
An editor in New Jersey announces
the death of a lady c"f his acquaintance and
thus touchingly adds : " In her decease tho
sick lost an invaluable friend. Long will she
seem to stand at their bedside, as she was
wont, with the balm of consolation in one
hand and a cup of rhubarb in the other."
jpy A man in Richmond, Ind., has a
religious hen. She believes in observing the
Sabbath, and illustrates her faith by hen
practice. She regularly lays her daiiy epg
i every day of the week until Saturday, when
j she lays two, and then.holds over until Hon