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V0LT?ME XXXI?.-fto. 24.
EDG-EriELD, S. C., JUNE 12, 1867.
M. 0. BUTLER,
ATTORNEY AT LA W,
Solicitor in Equity,
Ofuoe, LJ.V.- RAN?,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Feb 27 tf 9
M. L. BONHAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor in Equity,
EDGEFIELD, S. C., .
WlLL Practice in the Courts of this State
and in Augusta, Ga. Also, in the United States
Distric? and Circuit Courts for So. Ca., giving
special attention to cases in Bankruptcy.
April 2nd, 3m M
W. J. READY. JAS. T. CUL?REATH.
RE AT) Y & C?LBRE ATH
J -torneys at Law
SOLICITORS IN EQUITY.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Feb 27 tf 9
THE Undersigned have associated themselves
as Partnors in thc PRACTICE OF LAW foi
Elgofield District, under the style of ADAMS A
W. W. A DANS,
W. M. LANDRUM.
Jan. S, 1867. tf 3
DR. T. J. TEAGUE has moved to thc
Dwelling recently occupied by Mr. J. R.
Carnrilo, next door below Episcopal Church.
He may be fonnd at the Drug Store of Teague
<fc Garwilc during the day, aod at bis resldencr
during the night, when not out on professional
Haring been engaged in the practicb of Medi
cine, ia hs, various branches, for thu last Thirtee:
Years, he feels that he docs not arrogate to him
self undue morit when ho solicits a liberal shan
of patronage at the hands of this community.
Jan 1 tf 1
"it H. PARKER]respectfully announces
that he is well prepared to execute in the bes:
manner and promptly all work in the business,
-and at greatly reduced figures.
Having acquainted himself with thc late ines
tiurihle improvements in the profession, and se
cured a full stock of materials, Ac, bc warrant
good and satisfactory work to all who may desire
Eigefiold, S. C., Aug. 1, tf 31
The Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly announce him as a Candidato for Sherill' of
Eigefiold at thc next election.
Nov 7 te* . 45
?&* Wo have been authorized by the Friend.'
of C ipt. H. BOULWARE to announce him Y
C indidate for Sheriff of Edgcficld District at th?
Apr 12 te* 1?
For Tax Collector.
The Many Friends of D. A. J. BELL, Esq.
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate fe
Tax Collector at the next election.
Oct IS te 4::
THE many Friends of Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL respectfully nominate him as a 'Candidat*
for TAX COLLECTOR at the next election.
Dec ft te* 50
We have been requested by many friends ol
Mr. JOHN A. BARKER to announce him a Can
didate for Tax Collector of Edgcficld District at
the onsning election.
Oct. 2. tc* 4
23f Wo havo been authorized by friends ol
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce him ?
Candidate for re-election to the ofEc<* of Clerk o!
the*Court of Common Pleas for this District, st
thc next election.
April 9 to 15
^S3*-Wohave been authorized by .the many
frionas of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidate for Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas for Edgcficld District at tb?
Juno 20 to 27
EDGEFIELD, S.. C.
TIE Subscribers respectfully announce thai
they are now prepared to do all work in th?
COACH MAKING and REPAIRING BUS1
NESS that ni ly be entrusted to them, in a work
m inlike marineland with neatnessand dispatch
We have on hand a, few CARRIAGES asd su
perior BUGGIES>of ourown manufacture,which
we will ??H low.
Allkindsof REPAIRING dotepromptly and
warranted to give satisfaction.
?**As we sell ONLY FOR CASH, ourpricei
ar unusually reasonable. All we ask is atrial.
SMITH dc JONES.
Mar 7 tf 10
All) BLACKSMITH SHOPS.
HE Undersigned cives notice that he is now
prepared to hnve REPAIRED in a good and
workmanlike manner, WAGONS, CA RB IA G ES,
BUGGIES, and other Vehicles that may be]
brought to bis Shops, et fair and reasonable pri
ces for Cash*.
NEW WAGONS. CARTS and BUGGIES will
also bc put up in the best style, aid on as reason
alilo terms as can bo afforded.
Having EFFICIENT and EXPERIENCED
WORKMEN in mv Shops, and a gocd supply of j
the BEST SEASONED TIMBER, no pains will
We iparod to give entire satisfaction to those who
may-send their work to these Stops.
W. W. ADAMS,
Sept. 2ft tf
?VR the real pleasure and comfort of those
who sometimes indulge in a social glars, I have
opened io the Planters'Hotel, a FIRST CLASS
BAR. welt supplied with EVERY VARIETY of |
the BEST WINES, LIQUORS, SEGAR?,
Arc, and under tho management of a gentle
man, courteous and attentive, who will ats.H
ames bo in attendance to give entire satisfaction
to bis customers.
A. A. GLOVER, Agt.
Edgeficld, Feb 12 tf 7
FOR Sale at tbis Office a larg? loi of OID
NEWSPAPERS. For sale ia parcels, to suit !
**?rr . *? , a !
Friendship, Love, and Truth.
Three golden arrows in thc quiver,
Fill'd else with darts of strife;
Three 6unny islands in the river,
The rapid stream of life
Three stars in heaven's gein-dec*k'd attire,
That never fade or dim ;
Three harp-notes in the- spirit-lyro,
Notes angels love to hymn.
Three charms to guard the heart from so:
To keep aloof life's woes ;
Throe whispers of a brighter morrow,
The morrow of repose
Three links amid the golden fetters,
That heart to heart entwine ; ,
Upon' life's scroll three mystic letters,
Placed there by hand divine.
Three watch-lights on the stormy highlam
Of earth's wave-beaten strand;
Three harbors 'nong the rocky islands,
-Begirt with treaeb'rous sands
Three life-preservers on Time's ocean,
With dangerous reefs below ;
Three voioss mid tho heart's commotion,
Io hush its strains of wo.
Three "blossoms from the land of flowers,
To cheer the fainting soul ;
. Three rays of beauty from tho bowers,
Beyond life's utmost goal
Three strains of rapturous music swelling,
Around the burial sod;
Three pillars in the holy dwelling
The temple of our God.
' * m ?
FRIGHTENING A LO VER ;
OR, TEE ' STRONG MINDED WOMJ
BT CAROLINE F. PRESTON*.
"You have heard me speak o? ??t,epl
Jenk ns, Matilda."
" Yes, Uncle."
" Well-another cup o? tea if you please
be is coming here to-morrow, on a wee
"You don't mean so, Uncle?" exclain
"And why don't!. Miss Matilda? Th
is nothing to summon such a look of const
nation to your face."
" Because if he shouldn't happen to
'. Of course he is agreeable. At all ever
it is desirable for you to find him so, since
is your prospective husband !"
" My prospective husband ! What can y
meaoj Uncle ?" inquired Matilda, opening 1
'-yes in amazement.
" I thought you understood it. Your <
tates join, and it is eminently proper, thei
fore, that you should unite them bymarriag<
" A very good reason, certainly," said M
tilda, with a curl* of thc lip. " It makes 1
tie difference, I suppose, whether our dispo
tions are compatible or not."
'. 0, they will easily adjust themselves aft
marriage, and the two will make such a han
*' Suppose I shouldn't fancy him well enou<
to accept hrs proposals, uncle ?" asked Mat]
" If you should dream of such a thing i
refusal, I should disinherit you. You ai
aware, I suppose, that all your property corni
from me, and that I eau, at any time recall it,
"That would be a pity, certainly.'" sai
Matilda, iu a lively strain, " for I should hav
to take in washing, or something ol'that km
to support myself, ana I have such an ap
Mr. Pa::kcr smiled in spite of himself, on
evidently looked upou his niece as one wh
would r&dily yield to his expressed will.
"One question mon?, uncle. Suppose h
should not farrcy your humble niece, and coi
elude to pay bis addresses elsewhere ?"
" I would never speak to the puppy again.
"And you wouldn't disinherit mc thet
" Of course not, you gipsy. It wouldn't b
" It would be mortifying to have him rejec
me," said Matilda, demurely. " Is there an)
thing he particularly dislikes in a woman, d
yon kr.uw ?"
" I once heard Lim Fay bc couldn't bear :
literary woman," said ber uncle, after som
.tfiection. "All sorts of strong minded wo
men are his avtrsiun. Btu then ?ou know
Mattie, you arc not strong minded."
" Thank you, uncle, very much. That i
as niuoh as to say I am wc:ik-m:nded."
" No such thing, you gipsy. But there'
one thing more, I have to tull you, and tba
is, that I am called away to New York bj
business, which will detain roe the full leogtl
of his stay. So you will have to entertai;
bim yourself. Mind and play yotfr cardi
well, and I shall expect to find the marriagi
day fixed when I return."
" 0 dear, what shall I ever do with tb<
horrid man for a whole week ?"
"I dare say you will be dead in love witl
him by the time I get back. You may re
member me to him when he arrives, and tel
him how much I regret not being here towel
That night Matilda kept awake for som?
time, concocting a plan by which she migh
iffend the prejudices of the expected visitor
and throw the burden of a refusal upon him
For she well knew that if he once proposed
ber uncle would be seriously angry if she re
jected him, and very possibly would carry oui
the threat to ?hich he hud given utterance
It was about twelve o'clock the next day
that a tall young man, of terious aspect, as
cended. Mr. Parker's front steps, and rang tbt
bell. He was ushered into the drawing room
after waiting half an hour, he was joiued b\
The young lady was by no means looking
her best. Her hair was loosely arranged, bet
collar was awry, and there was avery percep
tibie sluin of ink upon her finger.
" Mr. Jenkins, I presume," she remarked
The gentleman bowed, and looked curious
ly at his entertainer.
" And I presume I am addressing Mis
Our heroine inclined her head in the affir
u I hope your respected uncle is well," said
Stephen Jenkins, in the measuied lone of a
young man, who was'old beyond his years.
" I wouldn't marry such a stiff old poke
for the world," was thc not Over complimen
tary reflection of Matilda.
. ?*'My uocle regrets very much-not being
able to meet you," she said, in answer to his
question, " but he is called to New York by
business. I trust however, that I shall be
able to ont'?rtain you."
" That I do nut question," said the visitor
with a slow attempt at pallan try?
"I am inclined to think he will before he
goes," thought Matilda.
Looking a: her fingers, she remarked com
posedly, as if she, for the time, observed thc
stain ink, * I hope you will excusethe appear
ance of my fingers, but I have been writing
all the morning, and I couldn't remove all
traces of the i uk."
" You wore writing letters, I presume?"
" 0, no! not at all. I was writing an arti
cle on "Woman's Rights,'.' for the " Bugle of
Mr. Jenkins started, uneasily.
" I suppose you are io the habit of seeing
that pupen" said Matilda.
?< No," said he stiffly.
" Ah ! you don't know what you lose.
Composed and edited entirely by females.
Matilda interrupted herself to ring the bell.
" Jane," said ?he to the servant, " you may
go up stairs and bring down a manuscript
which you will find on my table."
"A what, ma'am?"
"A manuscript-a sheet of paper with
writing on it. Poor Jane," she continued
j??rthM?mmt fatd?enoon% "?hs vocU
not be so ignorant, If man bad not denied to'
us women, the advantages of education which
he claims lor himself.-*' *
By this time Jane had returned with the
" If you like, Mr. Jenkins, I will read you
what I have written."
Mr. Jenkins looked dismayed, but managed
to utter a leeble-" 0, certainly."
Matilda, in an emphatic manner, began-to
read as follows :
Mrs. Editor-Permit me again to raise my
voice in trumpet tones, against the despotic
rule of man, over our down-trodden sex. En
lightened as we are disposed to consider the
present generation, is it not a disgrace, and a
barning shame, that men should monopolize
all the offices of honor and profit, and leave
to his equal-^shall I not say his superior, in
point of intellect-only a few undesirable and
laborious points. What, I say, is the reason
that men should take upon themselves lo gov
ern, and expect ns meekly to submit to the
yoke which they seek to impose upon U6?
Why should we not see a female in thc choir
of state, and-"
"That-is ail L had written, Mr. Jenkins,
when you came," said Matilda, breaking -off |
from the reading. " You will easily under
stand the idea that I wr\s about to develope ;
and, I have no doubt, you will agree with
" Do you really think, Miss Parker, that
there should be no distinction in point of oe
cupation between men and women ?" ex
claimed the sedate Stephen, horror struck.
"Why should tjiere be?" said- Matilda,
with spirit. u Do you doubt whether woman
has an intellect equal to that of a man?"
' " Is there a female Shakspeare ?" asked Mr.
" Yes." said Matilda, promptly^" Did you
never read Mrs. Browning's poems?"
" I danit say I have," returned Stephen.
"Ah, then I shall have the pleasure of J
making you acquainted with her."
She rang the bell.
" Jane," said she " go up to my room and
bring down the book you will find on the
Jane did so.
. " We have an hour before dinner, it seems,"
said Matilda, looking at. ber watch,-" in
what way can we bi tter improve it,-than by
perusing together this noble monument of j
Mr. Jenkins looked terrified ; but before
he had time to raise any objections, Matilda
She read aloud faithfully for the hour re
ferred to-it seemed three hours to the un
happy Stephen-who had not the slightest
apprehension of poetry arid description."
De was quite delig?ttd when the dinner
nell rang and so was Matilda in her secret
"1 am afraid," said she, " we shall have to
rest from our reading till after dinner, but by
commencing immediately afterwards we may
get a quarter through by tea time."
" How many pages are in the poem ?" the
young man inquired hesitatingly.
" Only a little more than four hundred, waj
the encouraging r?p!y.
" The dinner proved to bo not a very social
meal. Matilda confi.ied herself entirely to
nmrury bubjectn, ttuO ev naen-an u?cuip?
chance the topic.
"Good gracious!" thought the young man,
"and this was thc young girl I was to marry.
I'd as soon marry u tiictionary, although she
is pretty, but then she is a strone minded
woman ! I should be talked to deaW .in less
than a month."
Stephen Jenkins stopped two days ; but at
the end of that time, announced that he
should not be able to remain longer. During
that time the p&or man had hoard more poetry
than <-ver bet?re in Lis life, and had conceived
a deadly hatred against the whole tribe of fe
male authoresses, particularly Mrs. Browning.
"Where is Mr. Jenkins?" inquired Mr.
Parker on bis retnrn."
11 Gone, uncle," said Matilda.
"Gone I When did he go?"
" He only stopped a couple of days."
u Why, he was tu have stopped a week.
What was the mutter with him ?"
'* I think, uncle,* he was disappointed in
me," said Matilda, demurely.
" Did he leave no message for mo ?"
" Herc is a note, unole!"
Mr. Parker hastily broke open the missive,
and read as follows :
"My Dear Sir-In order to prevent mis
understanding, I ought to say that I don't
think it will be well to adhere to the foolish
compact, which was entered into sometime
since, in regard to my marriage with your
niece. Though a very channing young lady,
I don't think thatuurdastc- are at all congenial,
and I hereby resign any pr?tentions I may ne
supposed to have had to her hand. Regret
ting not to have had t hc pleasure of seeing you.
" I remain, very respectfully,
STEPHEN* JENKINS." .
" Whjfrthe puppy has had thc audacity to
resign his pretetJMons to your baud!"'ex
claimed the indignant uncle.
."Then can't I be married ?" enquired Ma
tilda m comical disappointment. .
" Yes, you shall marry thc first man that
. lt was very remarkable, that on thc very
next da}- Edward Manly should have asked
Mr. Parker's permfrjftB to addrces his niece
-a permission which was at once accorded.
The marriage look placo within a lew weeks, i
and I don't think he has tver repented mar-, i
rying a strong minded woman !
CUFKEE'S BRILLIANT IDEA.-A week or tel
days ago a stalwart darkey applied .to tie
county clurk for a license to marry, vrbith
was promptly issued in due form by our affa
ble clerk, and Nig, bowed himself out, hat in
hand, the happiest darkey alive. ft
The circumstance had been forgotten b; ti
thc clerk, when yesterday in walked the sam
darkey, with his hat under his arm, when tl
following conversation occurred :
Nig-" MT. Clerk, you 'member :6out d-1
Clerk-" What license ?"
Nig-'. Why dem what you gib mo fto
Clerk-" No, I remember nothing r the
kind. Did I issue you license to mar'"
Nig-" Dat's it, Boss. Dat's it.".
Cleuk-" Well, what do you Want
Njg_" Why, l'se tired oh dat 'o n Rnd
don't like her. I just want's you tu^ out
her name in de licenses, and put jan?dder
Clerk-" Why, you rascal, didn'ou mar
ry tho woman whose name I ' on tDe
?Ufense ?" /
Nig-"Gb course I did r bu>'?u 8.eeI
keeps de licenses in my pockety e t,rue,
so's.I could change dem if dat < iM 8uit
worf a cent I"
When the " man and brothe*fas "sured
that nothing could be done ^h'm' ho,re*
tired very much disgusted w''de Yankee
way of marryin' folks. VCa democrat.
No TIME TO THINK.-P?? heavy
gale along the coast one nila3t Tec*> t,be
.steamer Frances, which . caa;ht b? the
"blow" a considerable <*.D^ irom Port?
was tho theatre of some v,lud,c/0,us *CCDCa
and incidents. The spri?aiJhed ,h?Sh ?'ef
the deck of the vessel, t*? ? reeled ? and
fro and staggered like La?.k(T "?ii Riv
ing the more iuexperie?.of "I6 Passengers
S very big scare. .At time the a,arn? %
sumed the character a Pan,c- especia ly.
among some of the f P*wenj-era, and a
frantic rush was Wr 1,fe Pervers, the
supply of which W600?. ?baiisted, one ste
niau, evidently froud "2K?r<T ' S
inj ?round Uro a*4*T ty ' ?U
upon. Rushing out of a stateroom like a
young mule from a falling stable, he met the
cabin-boy, to whom he exclaimed : ?
" Here, boy, is this the way you fasten these
" Yes,' said the boy, with a grin, " I think
"Think thunder and-nation 1" cried
?he frightened passenger, " this is nd time to
think-lshow me how to fix the-things
The required showing was done, and the
passenger, with life-preservers enough around
bim to buoy up a seventy-two pounder,seized
the knob of a door and calmly awaited his
fate.-Mobile Register, 15th.
Letter from Hon. B. F. Ferry.
To the Editor of the Cohimbia Phoenix :
There is one important and vital iact which
should be remembered by those who are going
to vote for a convention. The military bul
makes it obligatory on the convention to pro
vide for unqualified negro suffrage in the
State constitution. No discretion j? left with
?he convention to adopt or reject this odious
feature. They are not allowed to establish
impartial suffrage and require property or in
telligence in the voter, whether white or black.
All must vote who are twenty-one years old,
whether or not they have property, or can
read and write or are white or black. Tm's
fundamental error, this black " Trojan h*rse,"
full of strife and woe, must be introduced
into the State constitution. There is no help
for it if we go into a convention.
If the military bill left it discretionary with
the convention to form such a constitution as
they, in their wisdom, might see proper to
adopt, then there would be some excuse in
voting for a convention. But when ordered
and required, in violation of all rights of self
government, to incorporate so mischievous
and degrading a feature in their-constitution,
it does seem that the people of South Caroli
na, prompted by the spirit of liberty, should
cry out, "touch not, handle not, the unclean
thing!" They must know that it will be im
possible to maintain a just, wise and perma
nent republican foi m of government wherea
majority of the voters are ignorant, stupid,
demi-iavage paupers. They ought to see,
too, that the peace and qui'jt of the State
cannot be preserved where tber- are two an
tagonistic races clothed with equal political
powers, and the inferior race superior to it in
numbers. They must come in collision in
their contests for power. In two-thirds of the
districts of South Carolina the negroes have
the majority of voters. They may and will' |
elect their sheriffs, clerks, ordinaries and tax
collectors. They will send their own mem
bers to tue Legislature, aud elect their own
G .-vernor aud members of Congress.
If wc lived in a monarchy, or were tujbe con
tinued nuder military rule, thc-r. both races
might be properly guverned and made to do
justice towards caca other. In a Republic,
the people are the sovereigns, and they must
be wise and virtuous, or their Government
will practice the most revolting tyranny and
oppression. Look at Mexico, where they
have had a Republic founded on a stupid, ig
norant, mongrel population. Their Govern
ment bas been nothing buta succession of |
bloody revolutions and cruel military usurpa
nrrnu. ,i? IUIUUI wu ui^uuui-nrcna aim cr*>m
intelligence on thc part ul the manses of pop
ulation, it is impossible for a Republic to
stund. England attempted one in 1040, but
it was a melancholy failure, owing to the ig
norance and viciousness of tbc masses. France
has tried the expeiiment twice, aud after
wading through rivers of blood, had to seek
repose in despotism. In both Eugland and
France, at the time these efforts were made,
there were thousauds distinguished for their
virtues and. talent*; but the great massus
were ignorant and uninformed, and were
swayed by their passions and vices. But bow
infinitely superior were those masses to thc
freedmen ol' South Carolina.
We have a foretaste of negro legislation, as
sisted by Radical cunning, in the platform
ad'-pted at th?ir Charleston convention. Be
fore they have been aPowcd to ca^ a vote, or
exercise the first political privilege, they bold
ly proclaimed that property alone, and not
persons, is to be taxed. Remember, this
avowal is publicly made by those who have
no prope ty to be taxed. In otli^r words, thc
negroes are to pay no taxes towards the sup
port of the Government; but all taxes are to
be paid hy the white race ! Next, they de
clare that their children must be educated at
otr expense, and their uged and infirm par
cits must be supported by us! We.must
sipport, too, their idle and vicious who be
come paupers I Thc hearty, halo negro man,
vbo makes hU hundred or two hundred dol
ors per aunum, und spends it foolishly, must
lot be taxed'one cent to educate his own
:hildren or lo support bis own father aud
mother! They decUre. also, that the lands
must be divided intosmall tracts, and that it i
is not good policy f./ one mau to own a large <
landed estate. In ither words, every negro <
must have a home. The ways and nieans of (
getting that home.vill be explained hereafter, ?
in me convention jr Legislature. t
lt would reallyseem, from this programme, i
tint the black ra:e are to be a gort of aristoc- t
rey- in South Carolina. They are, by their
sperior namb*rs, to have tho rein? of gov- c
i-n:nent in ueir bands, and elect all the ?
State and Beriet officers, to make all our c
aws, and tobe exempted from taxation, like t
;be feudal ioblcs.se. ot France, prior to their i
resolution in 17u0. The white man must
cultivate lis lauds, pay the taxes of the Gov
efjruenr,and obey tho laws made by the freed- 8
pen I This is what the friends of convention ?
re innocently preparing for themselves and
osterity 1 What worsu can a Black Ropub- !'
can " Rump Congress" do for us?
But it is said that it is vain to think of de- ?J
sating the call of a convention. This is very
?ne, whilst so many white persons are deter- ?
lined to vote for it, and a portion of the Jj
ew?paper press of the State refuse to pub 1
ab anything on the other side. If the white | ^
ice were united as t hey ought to be, by every !
rinciple of honor, patriotism and interest, 4
?ey could very easily vote it down. In thc
juntry, remote from the influence of vile,
adical emissaries, the freedmen know very
ttle, at present, about the right of suffrage, I w
id care less. They will not go out to reg- w
ter and vote, and many of them will vote fj
itb their employers. But this will not be j
e case long. -In all probability, the white c,
>te of the State will be larger at the ensuing t,
ection than the black vote. It will not be tr
i in another election. ja
lu the last State Convention, which assem- 0j
ed in Columbia in 1865, there were gath- ln
ed together all thoillustrious men of the State. w
was a body of men unsurpassed for their er
adorn, virtue and talents. Not oue of them or
,n bo a member of the proposed convention, jt
ley are all excluded by tho military bill, g|
id deprived even of voting for members of rii
e convention. The proposed assemblage Wl
ill "be composed of negroes, Northern men, be
litors to the State, and a few gallant and .pc
i'noraBle young men, who may possibly con
ut to become candidates aud be elected, in
me of the upper Districts. It will be arnot
r, beterogenous collection of white, grey A
d black spirits around the political caul- M
3n, into which is to be thrown the honor, tei
nstitutional rights, republican principles and wi
parting glory of South Carolina. wt
To the few young men in that convention, ha
?re will be -something ineffably mean in er
owing that they have obtained their seats hi
?re by disfranchising and dishonoring those ch
tom they have loved and honored through-. of
!. But this disgraceful sacrifice does not th
>p with the convention. It most bo con-j dc
ued in the government of the State, and in 1 of
ingall Cha offices in the State. Every1 fll
Judge on the Bench, from the venerable Chief
Justice down to the youngest member of the
judiciary, must throw aside his gown, and
will no longer be permitted to administer
justice in South Carolina. All who have
served in the Legislature, or filled the office
of Justice of the Peace, are excluded from
any participation in the administration of the
government. Io the placo of those Judges,
Governors, Legislators and distinguished men,
who are disfranchised and declared unworthy
of holding office, the negroes are substituted !
It is not surprising that the Radical mem
bers of Congress should wish to exclu ie from
the councils of the nation all representatives
who are worthy of being regarded as South
era men. They have so long indulged in
vulgar and malignant abuse.of the South,
that they would naturally feel unpleasant in
having a true Southern man listening to their
billingsgate. It is very likely, too, that Mr.
Sumner and others might not, from old asso
ciations and remembrances, feel exactly safe
in uttering their calumnies. But thr.c any
honorable and spirited Southern man should
consent to vote for such exclusion, is to me
most passing strange.
South Carolina, and the whole South, with
oni voice, rejected indignantly last fall, the
Constitutional Amendment, which only ex
'clunes from office the leading men of the
Southern States, and*reduced our representa
tion in Congress. It did not disfranchise any
one or establish negro 'suffrage. But now,
both these dishonoring and fatally ruinous
principles are established by the military bill,
and tho people are ready to adopt them
What has produced this seeming craven and
It iii urged that unless we vote for a con
vention, establish negro suffrage, and disfran
chise our prominent men, confiscation will be
Adopted by Congress. A friend said, the
other day, that this ought not to scare us, for
we were all broke ?,nd ruined pecuniarily,
and. had nothing left to Confiscate. Be
thought it wap too late in the day to dishonor
ourselves in order to save the remnant of our
property.- I think if any one will read the
speech of Horace Greeley, in Richmond, on
confiscation, he will see, as I havp always
contended, that there is no danger on this
subject from Congress. Mr. Greeley says
that Thaddeus Stevens is thc only prominent
member of Congress who bas ever suggected
such a scheme, ana that he has never, with
all his ability and influence, beeu abie tb per
suad? others to adopt it. He then goes on to
show that such a policy would not benefit
tho freedmen; whilst it would entail ruin and
starvation on the Southern States.
But we are told that if we do not adopt
the military bill and vote for a convention,
something worse will be imposed on the
Southern States. In my opinion, nothing
worse than negro suffrage and negro govern
ment can be forced upon us. It would be a
thousand time3 preferable to remain under
military rule, and submit to all the exactions
of military authority. The officers of the
army; are generally honorable men, men of |
our ojwn roce, and intelligent men, who have
someiregard for the opinion of the world aud
theirlown reputation. They are acting, too,
ur.der the direction of thc President and his
Cabinet, who are wise and enlightened states
meju?~" x-*gll have some regard for justice
not have, when J:is selfishness and passions
There are some who advocate the voting
fora convection ns a means of controlling
the negro vote. They seem to forget that the
convention is bound to establish negro suf
frage, and that no discretion is allowed on
this subject. In my judgment, negro suffrage
is the nt plus ultra of all politioal and social
evils. J have, in former letters, shown the
fallacy of hoping io control the negro vote in
tho future, and will not repeat what I have
already said uu this subject.
In all that I have said, I know that I am
in a large minority at this time, as I was in
18G0, aud that j have been Censured and
abused now, as I was then, for resisting and
fighting to the last moment, what I believed
to be the ruin and degradation of the State.
Minorities, which are so frightful to sonic,
have no terrors lor ine. I have lived in them
all my life, and grown familiar with them.
Indeed, I have a great respect anti sincere re
gard for them in time* of political excitement
or panic. They have generally firmness and
principle, which cannot always be said of ina
joritic?, however large they may be.
I will conclude this article with an extract
from a letter received, the other day, from a
liable lady, of South Carolina, whom I never
had the pleasure of seeing, or corresponding
with before. It was tho spontaneous effusion
ol' a spirited and patriotic heart. She says :
M.I believe I speak the feelings of at least
?very woman in-South Carolina, when I say
tve heart i iy endorse your views, and each
ind every sentiment }-ou express in your re
:cntly published letters. We pray you to
sontioue your efforts to save us from such
lishonor and such degradation, to which thc [ 1
min of twenty violent deaths were preferable, '
i d may Heaven aid you in recalling the
nanhoi/d of our S ale to a sense of what is
lue at least their race.''
This is the Entire letter, with the exception
if the widnes and thc name of the writer.
Juch "patriotic and spirited 'sentiments from
me lovely woman fully compensates for all
he criticisms and abuse which have been
leaped ou me. ?
I now rppeat what I have said in m)'former
rticles. Let every one, not disfranchised, go
nd register his name. This he must do, if
ie has any regard for the preservation of bis
ife, liberty and property. Then let him go
o the election, with ut fail, and vote for good '
len, endorsing on ii, "Agai?st Convention"
'he^e are the words ?f the military bill, and
lust be used instead of " No Convention."
pet him influence others to vote the same |
icket, with tho same endorsement. Having | if
one this, he will have discharged his duty j a
3 the country and himself, and done all he j u
in do to save the honor of his State
B. F. PERRY.
FIFTY PERSONS DROWNED.-The accident
hieb took place on the Tyno in connection
ith the great bett-race between Kelly and
bambers, was of a most calamitous nature
he landing stage on the Quayside at New
istle is reached from the shore by means of
vo gangways-one being used for the goods
ailie, and the other for passengers. Thc
ttcr gave way under the enormous weight
tho crowd, and 1100 persons were precipi
ted into tho river. Great feats of bravery
ero pp.rforrred by one David Taws and etti
's, and thirty of the poor creatures were at
ico rescued from their dangerous position,
was, however, feared that not fewer than
'ty were sucked in under the barges or car
ed away by the tide. A few of thc bodios
ere recovered,' but some days would e'apRe
?fore the full extent of the catastrophe could
jssibly be obtained.
A FAin'iR CUTS HIS CUILD'S HEAD OFF.
very ?ad accident occured at Charlevoix,
ichigan, on Saturday. May 4. A little daugh
r of Mr. Tho8. Knowland, aged 18 months,
as with her mother near where theTather
is engaged in chopping. Mr. Knowland
id just left the child by Ibeside of its molh
, and was not aware that she had followed
m to the log, on which he resumed his
opping* Stooping to cut on the,under side I sh
the log, he saw nor heard nothing until ' Bil
e little bead was thrust directly under the fu
?scending axe, and received the full force w
' the blow. Tho child survived less than pl
i ho&r after receiving the inj ury. 'rc
Letter From Hon. Ellison S. Keitt.
The Columbia Phoenix contains a letter
from this well known gentleman, in response
to a requetit signed by u many of his consti
tuents," fer his views on the political situa
tion, from which ' we extract 'tbe following
The bills recently enacted by the Congress'
of the United States for the reconstruction
and reorganization of our Sute. Government,
by reducit.g South Carolina to the positioo of
a conquered province fully,justifie3 the theory
of the government which wehave ever upheld
and maintained, to wit : that sovereignty re
sides in the people of all the States aggrega
ted individually in an entirety. A sovereign
State in the Union cannot ibe reduced to thc
position of a conquered -province and lie in
the ILjion. South Carolina, a sovereign State,
is reduced to the position of a conquered
6'rovince. She cannot, therefore, be in ?he
nion. ? sovereign State in the Union can
not get out of i>, except by her own volunta
ry exercise of sovereignty. -South Carolina
was. a sovereign State in the Union, and is
now out or it,. She, therefore, gol, out of it
only by her own voluntary exercise of sovcr
I eignty. For a State to exercise sovereignty,
'Sovereignty niiist reside in'her. ' South Car
! olina, in getting out of the Union, exercised
Isovcreigiity; 'therefore sovereignty must re
side ia her. Wherever sovereignty resides
there alone the allegiance of tho citizen is
due. Sovereignty resided in South Carolina ;
therefore ihe allegiance of her citizens was
due alone to her. The conclusion is irresis
tible, thaj- the bills recently enacted by the
Congress of the United States for the recon
struction and reorganization of our "State
Government by reducing South Carolina to
the position of a conquered province,- ex
punge from the statute books ot'our country
and the li siory of our times eery trace of a
charge of treason and perjury against the
heroic and gallant dead and living who fought
for the independence of their Srate and self
government ; and it should be a Source of sin
cere congratulation among the friends o' -civil
freedom aud constitutional liberty that the
government, by the release from prison ol' Mr.
Davis, hai shown a will to carry them to their
legitimate conclusion, and has not let the es
cutcheon jf this great republic go dowu to
posterity stained with tho cnarge mat she de
nied a trial and kept In prison until he lan
guished and died a noble citiz n, because he
obeyed the raws of his State and imperilled
his life ard fortune for hf r independence and
The finit one of the bills begins by affirm
ing that ,: no legal State Government exists
in South Carolina; ths.t is to say, South Car
olina politically is dead, but geographically
she still lives-the word S at : being two fo'd
in its signilicatipn. The bill*then give in d-.
tail the modus operandi by which political
life may be infused into her inanimate form,
and she may he raised to her lurmer position
of an independent sovereign State in tho. gal
axy of Stiles that compose the Union. Wheth
er or not ail the provisions of the bil's are as
wise and just as a bravo and ga'.'ant p .oplt
might have expected from a magnanimous
foe and an enlightened statesmanship, is not
for us to pause an J disc 'Sd, '?ut for history to
tell, and upon which cum'tng generations will
-*?m~sejileace^for^ii i? nulluni*. ttp^njJA-ibai _
tl^y fire to mako their"?mpres*, OUt trptm
generations yet. unborn. To accept tho bil's
is am impossibility, lor to accept implies the
right to reject, and asa. Vanquish. d pCupl?,
held duwn ut the point of thc bayonet a. d
edge of the sword, wc have no right or powir
to reject : therci'uie we cannot accept. The
ou!y thing left us is to bQyrfourleon* by to our"\
fate-to uibmit to und carry out ihe terms
strictly and lo the letter.
Just as certain as sovereignty resilles in
thc.people ol the several Slates, iiiiti South
Carolina, by the interposition of her w. r
eignty, with drew from thc Federal Union,
just so certain do (h? States ibnt remained
in tho Union constitute the IT-niou, and the
Government is thetis, and they have a righi
to impose upon those that withdrew tenus of j
re-admission. Had the States that oectded
and withdrew from the F,cd??rul li ?on suc
ceeded in establishing the new Uiijuii and
Government lor wbicu they foughr, they
would have been kuwwn among thy powers
ol'the earth as thc Confederate Starts, and
ihe States that remained in thc Union wuu!
have constituted the Union, nod they would
have been known as the United Stales. "Tue
rutiticaiieii of the conventions of nine State*
?hall be suflici?btfo'r the establishment of this
JoiiRtitui'Oti between the Stutts so ratifying
the samt'." (Art. Il,S c. 2. Con. U. S.) The
ict of ra.ifyiug, lient,' created the wo.'.' Un
on, amt ihe people severally ol' nine Stat-s
was sufiweut t doit, lhere was originally
.lurleen independent sovereign Suites, and as
he Cui'S'.uutiuii declares that Hie rat fication
d' thc conventions of niuo only ot tlicm was
uflicient to esiablisu it betweeu the Sutes
atifying, if .the conventions of only nirie.f|
bc States Had ratified, it, it would have been
!.e Constitution between Ihe States rattly
ng, and Hie Union "would have b.'eri crea e .
L tie olher h ur Stase-, lt they desired, could
lave funned a different ,LMVI rumen) or govern
iients, use ich uno acted voluntarily ano lo. ii
elf, in its independent souivi,.n- cuurucu r.
Vh:?t?ver rw T-urti-;i?iiit to creutc .s -alli- ie il o
?reserve. Nine Slates alone was s..??ci mt to'
:reatc the Guion. Nine Statt? al< tit, then
ure, is iuilic;ent to pj'csei ye tj, atiu it cati
!evcr bo dissuived except by ihe voluntary
ugg soon and withdrawal, in ih>-ir oidepei
eut, s.iv-ie'igu cnaruct?r, J: a Milli teilt uuin*
er ol Stub s, apd tbe'esiabhsuuiuct 01 the
osition t.uey asgum-, so as tu reduce tue
umber ut Stares tbul* remain in the Union
elow uine-the minimum number >ulHciet)l
ti create and preserve the Union, ihe pen
Ity of the interposition ot Suite sovereignty
nd withdrawal from the Feder-.1 Union, and
ae failure to establish the position a-sumeu.
i to be crushed politically, and remould d
nd readmitted into the Union up'-n tue terms?
f those States that remain in alia constitute
ie Union. This is the ordeal liirougb which
e are now passing. Just a-, cenatn naours*
? a Federal and nut a Natioual Government
-that sovereignty resides in thu peuple ol
ie several States, aud not in tbe people of
ll the Stiles aggregated individually in an
iiiraty, ?id that South Carolina, by her ur
ea] of secession, withdrew* from tho Federal
nion, just so Certaiu was ours a war for iu
apendence aud self government, and not an
isurrection or rebellion against lawful aw
Ours being a Government in which tbe
ill of the people c;:u bc known through their
.'presentantes aloue,1ust after the surrender,
hen the President imposed certain terms,
e, snpposing them to be'the linal will and
stermination of those against whpra we
ught, as bo was their representative a'-d noi
ls, having been elected to his high position
I their suffrages and not by ours, carried
em out in goud faith mid to the letter. In
is we have bien misled and disappointed,
be term3 that come to us now, however, ! ?
ime from the- people of tho several States
at constitute the Union-through their iuime
ate representatives, and there can bc no mis
kc. Let us take them in guod faith as meir 1 b
jal will and determination, and lot us carry. r<
em out strictly and to the letter. L?-t us a
>t stand and guze listlessly at the wr-oks h
id ruins by which we are surround d, but i c
t each and all go to work manfully and tt
luragcously, sud build up the broken and . t'
uttered fortunes of our country, and, if pos rr
ble, make Carolina more resplendent in thc j
ture than she ever was in the past. Away
ith all feuds and bickerings among our peo- ol
Let every Que who is allowed to .vote u
grater ind when the time coin?a, lt-t him . b
vole. Le' each and all who ?re denied a
vote unite their .influence with those who are
allowed to vote, aud-put in office the best
men wc can get. and let us establish the best
government postible, for it will bc the gov
ernment under which we will have to live.
Let. us act so to to ameliorate, as much as
possible.tbe condition of. both races azd all
' classes in thu community, and, if possible,
, advance tbe civilization o our age. Should
the clock of time bc rolled back, let not the
future historian lay it at i>ur dcor, and record
that we did it. S'iould '.be opposite counsel
prevail, ?md wild c m mot tun be addt-d to our
; ni ready disordered State, anarchy may en
sue. Should thi- awful and dire.calamity bc
in store lor Uti and befall our country, noth
ing, no, nothing! could be more fatal to civil
freedom and conSiitutiojiai Jiber .... The Gov
ernment ot the United States i now our
G ".ve ri i tu ?i it. We have no oil? . The Uni
ted States Hag is now our flag. We have no
other. Let us maintain und support tuc one
and assist in bearing aloft 'lie other uutil
the reveille drums of the principles of this
great ?vpublic arc. beard ty a prosperous and
j happy p -opie in every part of this beautiful
I earth which we inhabit, aad her high mission
upon ibis earth is accomplis?ed, tor she is
the highest type ?nd most perfect system ol'
government ever devised by 'human genius
and intellect. While 1 would pause for a
moment and drop tear? upon thc graves ol'
tho h Toic and gallanMeaa wuo fought, and
fell, and hied, and died upon thc ensanguined,
plain of their country, waose noble s?cri?cvS
will descend to the last syllable of recorded
time, and be .?ung around the graves of the
last generation of man, whose hallowed spirits
have ascended to nigh Heaven, where, with
wide open gates, their many souls have been
received, and they now hold " sweet converse"' |
with angels around the throne ot the Eternal,
yet 1 would shake off tbs habiliments of the
past, and move out into- the tuturi: with a
firm and steady tread, for it is for the living
that we are to legislate, ned not for thc dead.
, From the Camden Journal.
Gov. Perry has published a letter in his
wor.it style and worst temp, r, ?urging the
people nt the 6:u.te to- vote ..gainst a conven
tion. We cati sympo.it z? with and fully
comprehend the bitter disappointment and
all it-, train ot irrif .tiotij, suffered by this
gentleman at having euatcllud ?rom his grasp,
in the very moment ol t: eir fruition, tue lus
cious harvest of his labor and his hope-.
Eut how cae Mr. Perry fail to s-::: ia the po
litical d Atrinca of thc d?.y; consolidation and
universal suffrage, the logical sequcace.c-f the
ideas which placed bim so long, so honestly
and so fearlessly, in opposition to thc old
Sjutu Carolina ??mocracy.
But we have to do with the future and not
the past. Mr. Perry says that we are led by
our fears ot' coiilisCatior. to adopt a policy
which will leid to couli ?cation and the sur
rende;' of the State Government into the
hands of the negro race. We think there is
no leeson to tear conliseation in either con
tingency. Congress bus not the power to con
fiscate lauds, i.or has a otate or a people un
der Hie Constitution. Article ity'th ot' the
amendments of the constitution of'lTSfJ, de
clares i hat no person t hal I bo deprived of
Ilk, liberty, without dun process of law. S.\
trn?&^vxzm?i?Z^r. ihxv m.U'aa.ry-jav* oj
c-> quest, ro which pcrr'isnenr conflit:ori XL?.
Perry would consign ns by liV*- conn-els. wo
arc not under 'he cunstitution'and not'pro
tected i?.v it- previsions, but the moment ive
enter into a State Government legally ? u
ihorized, the mantle ol its protection i.-:
thrown over us. and uo person caji bc depriv
ed f f his ?ile, liberty or property, birt by iii! .
process of lav:. It ii foi this protection, tb-.it
we cuter carucstlv upo i tb? work, of recon
struction; on terms accorded us. Un JU a
conviction of treas .-n, it is Iru?, the' property
of the few unpardoned rebels lu th-: S:.-;!e,
might bc forfeited to t??e United Stales, for
tuc I.ves ol' clie offenders. Lv.r. ti?-' wuu!d
hardly be suf?cie t to excite ibo cupidity of
thu lawless in a roc .!!- ructed Stale, while
tho readiest .way io iuci?-J io thu prosecution
of such-case-, would be w adopt the conti;
maci"US course presen bad bj U vernor Per-'
ry. Now, ir' Mr. Pern has ?ny reasonable
ground to hop - that iii ; State can ba carried
at tile next election against a c invention, bow j
much mure reason ts i Ire re fur bolting, a* w?? |
ca:i carri the election li r members of a con?
vention upon a sen tul and baie platform, which
will secure rr jusi and moderate constitution
and government, . fibrin;/ o'ue protection to
ali thu-people ol' the State. Mr. Perry twits
ibu quondam scccssiouists with leading off in
f?Vorot' a convention. ?Ve accent the impu
tation, ami thunk bini for the. vuluable testi
in ny be 'Ima bears, to ili? n?--d .;n and uiod;
crati ?ii of lb it long suffering and mitch iv
vijid people-of whom someday h will be
?aid " thc-e are they who come uut cf gr??l
GBS. (?KANT ro VISITRicintoxnOKHORM*. U
BACK.-.We burn, on authority which we re- f l
?ard us unquestionable, that'd ncr?l Giant i
i-ontemplutt-s. a trip to Richmond in a few j <
rays, wita a part} of friends, on horseback, 1 !
dis intention being to vlsi the scenes of the il
.'ari iti.s great engagements nf the late war, I
Vom lije Potomac io tte Appomattox Csurf ! 1
ll j ,-e. lt
He desires to revive t'no impressions 0? l
;hat" long cam I a gu < I I?JOI ? bet?re the la::d- ! 1
aiv entirely obliterated, and takes this ! I
neili'id oi doing ?t a- i ie orly feasible way j s
.1 folh.wing thu track o' tfiac mammoth ar- j t
uv which, arter the terr ble losses from Spolt- l
y kania to Petersburg, louud itself one hun I l
lr? d .?nd .sixty thousand s;roiip when * lie j i
Liai advance was made-Ricbtnoud Exam- 1
uer. [ c
How TO CATCH RABBITS.-A modem hun- i
cr adopted'the fol io wi tu!: ingenious device to s
latc?i rabbits-: Ir hems Beauregard's trick of r
;eepi|ig ih>.- Federal* oui of Centreville, with j f]
in den cAnnou. He painted a bole ou the 1;
nd ul a log near when- tho game was most I f
.boudant, then witu his dog h,:nt round i
mung thn bushes to start i-.bi-.u up, The lat- , ii
er very, nuicii frighten?d and bewildered, t
ronld ol c urse look lor a place to bide, and t
ec inn a boleyn the did o'ka log. would goat ii
!. full tilt. Tue consequence wa-, th- y would t
iiiock their brains out. or stun themselves so I fj
s ti? be easily nicked up. | e
A S Eir to i's CIKCTJMSTANCS.-Thc editor of
he Alabama Argus shows'himself jolly un
cr what other people might consider se
" Wc see that thc Sheriff, during our ab
hce, had advertised thc Argus, for sale. ! jj
i'e hope the bidders will haye a merry time I t(
fit. If t he Sheriff can sell .it he will do j si
torc than we every could. Like a damp I i
ercuasion cap, we mink it ?rill (ail to go off." j r
THRNKJORO VOTE-A SKLF EVIDENT TRUTH.
-We are indebted to the Now York Times,
leading Republican or?'an, for the following
m nd opinion.. It says: " It is impossible
rat the whites and blacks of the South should
e mustered into opposition camps political
-, witfjout a const quent, hostility in all thc
dations of life. Their only hope lies in har- i JJ
muy of Beniiment, basid on a conviction of; a,
armony Of interest. And the systematic
u-ude which is nov/ ;roing on, and which
;nd.s directly toa dis1 ut banco, of these rela
ons, muy well cause ciisqnict and rfesent
lent to tne whites in the Southern States."
MOLES.-A farmer tellR us that a' spoonful
F common salt put ir, the track of tbeso
.oublfsome ?ittlu animus will certainly de
trqytbem. It ia worth tryiug. ... ...
<: Whatsort of sermon ?o* jon like V
said J)c. Rush to Robert Morris, one day.
" J like, sir,'" replied Mr. Morris, t: that kind
of preaching which drives a man into thc cor
ner of his pew, and makes him think the
devil i? after him."
g^g?7" Mr. Jones, aped seventy ?ears, re
cently married a young girl in Schoharie coun
ty, a. Y.. went to Albany on bis wedding
tour, fell down stairs at his hotel, made his
will, and left her to go forth a rich widow who
came in as a wedded attendant of an infirm
oid man. But, girls remember that accidents
of lui?) kind don't happen very often.
JCS?" A lady in Portland, Mc, appjied.at
thc police office recently in search of a lost
cat. She said nbe Would give * 1,000 to have
the feline -x?tuMed to her, as it was one she
brought fr,m fcngland, aud .?ot a great deal
by it. T-o cat had a gobi necklace ou that
was worth >'10.
HST A French railway company is getting
Allen: pis to misc money in Boston
for the purpose of organising I"?mm League s
I at thc South have not been successful. Solid
men who gave money to sue!: objects think
that :>.!1 agitation and political action in thc
South should bc publie, in oidor to educate
the freedmen, by enabling them to hear both
SrST The Richmond, Indiana, Telegram
tells of a Wayne coumy man, who took hrs
family to the circus, not long since, and sold
his cooking stove to get money to buy tickets.
J5@* The Maryland Constitutional Conven
tion has embodied in thc bill of rights a de
claration that '; slavery ahull not bc reestab
lished in the State, but baviug been.abolished
under the policy and authority of the United
States, compensation, in consideration there
of, is due from the United States."
ES0 The application of castor eil or sweet
oil to new boots, it is said, makes' them as
soft as a buckskin glove. It is also stated to
be the best application that can bc made to
render a new boot water proof.
'fa^T A Buffalo man whipped his wife
nearly to death, last week, because she ate
an orange that another mau gave her.
Ef?tT An English Iravclcr, by mistake,,
left an under garment ut a country inn, where
helad passed a r.ight. He wrote to thc
landlady to forward lo him thc missing ar
ticle,'whereupon he received thc following
yiy gentle s ir, pray don't feel hurt ;
.. I'll frankly toll you all about.i: :
I've made a shift of your old shirt,
And you must uftke a .shift without ly
Ti.c newest ,! dodge" to quicken
trade, as tried by a well known Grm in New
York, is to place a ?100 greenback in a pat
ticniar papsr bf chewiog tobacco. This pr;>.e
(is putin v.;tb 2,000 other papers, and every
purchaser " takes the chauccs" on the day of
sale, lt s a question whether thc proceeding
.is not in vioLii'jn of ?he lottery law.
A VOJng 'ady,' while on her.'way,to
be married, was run over and kilted. A eou
? firmed old maid savagely remarked: '-Sae
^ST" " If men'may bc, jt
enemies'," r'xpi Pren tice, " how ca8???
hi.'hly esteem Pr?sident Andrpw ,fo?;n
whose bi'tcre-t enemies arc General P/afl?p
and .Mr. Ashley, of Ohio, who OBgh't'tp be in
tie blackest ptmitenfiary'-of-thc cart!;, ?ml
crbwulow,.who ou?rh*t fo be in the reddest
penitentiary ia hcli.:
SST it is so billy in s itac | arts of New
Hampshire that the people look up their c.bi-i
ncyS'to see when thc.cor.s conic home.
g^gfSome ono, with inore point than
reverence;.says : I alway.-advise short .w-.
mons, especially on a hot Sunday. If a min
ister '-kau't .-trike ile"' ir. forty m in u les
boring, he ! as either got n poor gimlet o; bu
Ls horning in the wr?rg place.
Thc Old Dragon'ou Confiscation.
Thc following letter, v. rit ten by tho Radi
cal leader of .thc present Congress, to the
Gettysburg Star <f- Herald, shows that : e
st::! ho; > to have bis confiscation schemes
bccjmc the !a.v of thc land :%
LAXCASTBK, Pa., Tuesday. I
DEAB SI? : Sinrt ns your lcircr is, I foav
T cannot answer ic without violating an in
junction of my medical' advisor, not to be?
como excited. You live in a region which
.*as two or three limes invaded by tin? ar
mies of J?ff?rson Davis. lathe conn tics ;of
R ;dford, PtiltOo, Franklin. Cn mb. ri .and. Adam
Mid York thry visited almost every firmer
\:>A other inhabitant, and plundered them M if
their horses, eat I Ii?, provision's, wagons- mid
money, win n lound, ?resides sonic deUehrd
jases. Tir*.;' laid in asneen?* thriving vii
ag.'ot" ?i t.i'ii p.-opi.-, and t urned i he itiuxhi
bAOts boneless into thc streets io* seel; -h. I
;cr-in lenee eocnery. N-. provi-iorr bus tv v
ieetr'mbdu, or i.< now; making, tb relmber .>
,'ao pluiHero?! citizen*: By ih?)n.w ri r,-.
ions a Goviiinment makes no compens iti
or llamares ib-in? Ijy an invading army i?:?.
ss such Government bo victorious, wbeh it
liv.'ays provides by treaty for thc paynter.: ! v
he v?uquisb?d enemy. A Government Urbich
leglects to make such provisioh'On behalf of
ts plundered citizens is basely negligent of
ts duty. A quasi peace.cxi6ts between the
ate belligerents, tho terms of which aro
lutated whol?j .y Congress, which is ::nder
lie control of thc Republican parly.* Noth
tig !...:*. thc proceeds of ibo confiscation ot a
mall p->r!:.;:i of '-'.'.c property of ilie wealthy
ebel* can be apj !' ? lo pay thc damages in
licted by thc marauders uniesi it be paid out
ly'tbe ir?asury of :.he Utited States. A
cw Republican .meteor?, always erratic-in
heir course, fire flitting through and explod*
ag in the Republican atmosphere. Taeyat
ract sufficient public attention to enable them
;> assure the amiable rebels who inflicted this
njury that the)* need lear no confiscation ;
hat nobody cf any note in thc North is in
?ivor of imposing such punishment tor thc?
ake of renumeration or of justice. 'They as
ure them that nothing jhall be taken from
likens estate of millions, from "Hampton.
)avis, Orr, Faulkner, or from a thousand
thors who are still worth their hundreds of
housand?, to reimburse the loyal men, North
nd South, who were plundered of their es
ates, and to aid your poor r.cis-Lbors to re
uild their humble tenements. It is scarcely
) be endured lhat Congress for-two sessions
hould sit indifferent to thc?c sufferings, and
akc no steps to enforce these-rights. These
em ark? "apply to large portions of Maryland,
f West Virginia, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri,
s well as to thc slave States. Ile who eau
atiently listen to that potent humanity, which
e now see progogatcd, has more command
f himself than I have. Indeed, it koks as
' we were still to add to the burden of our
xxation tn defray the expenses of traospcr
itioh and the ovation of triumphant traitors,
lot I must stop or I shall commit tho malt
gainst which I have been warned.
"With gre?t respect, your obedient servant,
p0* Tho Dvndtrberg, thi largest vessel built
i this country, and tho mo?*- formidable steam
iru afloat hu.: 'seen sold by. her builders to Franco
rr $3,000,000. Congress at ita lcjt-scaiioD, gave
ic builders po rmif;ion to sell her, and the first
Ber they obtninc? was from Chili. Frailee,
owayerbid higfi?r and carried off thepriie.