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EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBER 18, 1867.
VOLUME XXXII.-No, 38.
H. C. BUTLER, LS ROY F. YOUHANS.
'BUTLER & YOUMANS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Equity,
WILL Practice in KJgefiold and thc adjoin
ing Districts, in the Uaited States Courts, and
in Bankruptcy. Also, in Augusta, Qa.
Office: EdgefiBld C. H., S. C.
SeptS ' tf 36
Ui S. Court in Bankruptcy*
I WILL, in addition to my business as Attorney
at Law, attend to the preparation of
CAUSES IN BANKRUPTCY.
Make ont tho Petitions, manage the Causes in
Court, and attend to all other proceedings ne
cessary to procuro final dischargesfor applicants.
I will attend in person before the Register of the
3d District, and give prompt attention to al)
causes confided to my care.
J. L. ADDISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR II EQUITY
Office: Law Range, Edgefield C. H., S. C.
Aug 13 3m 33
Joscrn ABNEY. H. T. WRIGHT.
ABNEY & WRIGHT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Solicitors in Equity,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
Will Practice in thc United States Courts, giving
their especial attention to cases in Bankruptcy.
M. L. BONHAM,
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor iu Equity,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
WlLL Practice in thc Courts of this State
and in Augusta, Gs. Also, in the United States
District and Circuit Courts for So. Ca., giving
spcci.il attention to cases in Bankruptcy.
April 2nd, 3in '_14
M. W. GARY. WM. ?. GARY.
GARY & GARY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SOLICITORS IIV EQUITY,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
June 2* 3m 2C
DR. T. J. TEAGUE has moved to thc
Dwelling recently occupied by Mr. J. R.
C.irv.ile, next duor below Episcopal Church.
He may bo found at the Drug Store of Teague^
& Carlile during tho day, and at his residence"
during the night, when not out on professional
Having been ongagod in tho practice of Medi
cino, ia its various branches, for the last Thirteen
Years, he feels that he does not arrogate to him
self andao merit when ho solicits a lil>er:d share
of patronage at the hand? of this community.
Jan I tf I
Ul. II. PARKER'respectfully announces
that he is well preparou to execute in tho best
m.wner and promptly all work in the business,
-and at greatly reduced figures.
Having acquainted himself with the late ines
tim ible improvements in the profession, and se
cured a full sto:k of materials, .tc, he warrant
g.iud and satisfactory work to all who may desire
E igefield, S. C., Aug. 1, tf 31
Por S lie ri lt'.
Tho Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly auaouncc hitu as a Caudidatc for Sherill" of
EJ^e?old atth>j noxtclcction.
Nor 7 te* -15
?Sf We havo boon authorized by the Frionds
of Capt. H. BOULWAUE to announce him a
Candidate for Sheriff of Edgc?old District at thi
Apr 12 te* IC
Por Tax Collector.
Tho Many Friends of D. A. J. BELL, Esq.,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate foi
Tax Collector at tho next election.
Oct IS to 43
THE many Friends ot Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL rospoctfully nominate him as a Candidate
for TAX COLLECTOR at tho next olection.
Dec 6 te* 50
Wo havo been requested by nnr.y friend? o?
Mr. JOHN* A. BARKER to announce him a Can
dilate for Tax Collector of Edgefield District at
thc ensuing election.
Oct. 2, te? *
p?f* We have been authorized by friend? of
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce bim a
Cmdidato fur re-election to the ofiioe of Clerk jf
tho Court of Common Picas for this District, at
tho next election.
April 9 te 15
.2^*Wehivo been authorized by thc ninny
friend* of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidate for Clerk of thc Court
of C'imm >n Pleas for Edgefield District ut thc
June 20 to 27
E?GI-:F?I<;LD, S. C.
TTE Su'jscribers respectfully announce thr>
rliey ""-> i*?w nropared to do nil w.rk in th?
CO\CII M A SC IX G and REPA IKING BUS]
NESS thit m'.V be entrusted to them, in a work
ax inliko m inkier, and with neajnetsnnd dispatch
We h ive on hand a few CARRIAGES aid su
perior BUG'i [KS,of our own manufacture, wh?cb
wo will r??.-lI low.
All kinds nf HEPA TRINO done promptly and
w irr.tn'cd to ^ivo satisfaction.
%&T*\? we sell ONLY FOR CASH, ourpricei
ar unusua Hy reasonable All we ask is atrial.
SMITH & JONES.
M*r 7_tf_ 10
im Al pMi SHOPS,
rS^HE Underiignod gives notice that he is now
prepared to have REPAIRED in a good am
workmanlike manner, WAGONS, CARRIAGES
BUGGIES, lind other Vehicles that may bi
brought to his Shops, at fair and reasonable pri
ces for Cash.
NEW WAGONS, CARTS and BUGGIES wil
also be put up in the nest style, and on as reason
able terms as can bc afforded.
Having EFFICIENT and EXPERIEXCEI
WORKMEN tn my Shops, nnd a good sup}ly o
the BEST SEASONED TIMP-F"i, no pains wil
be spored to give entire satisfaction to these wh<
tmsy send their work to tbcs? Shops.
W. W. APA MS,
Sept. 26 tf
Tho following tails its own story, and a beauti
ful one it is too-to be read bet and sounding
swatter when the family circe have gathered
around the evening lamp, perhaps:
"Which shall it be ? which shall it bo ?"
I looked at John-John looked at mo,
(Dear, patient John, who loves me yet
As well as tho' my locks w?re jet,)
And when I found that I must speak,
My voice soemed strangely low and weak,
" Tell mo again what Robert said ?"
And thon I list'ning bent my head,
" This is his letter :
I will give
A house and land while you shall live,
If in return, from out your seven.
One child to me for aye is given."
I looked ot John's old garments worn,
I thought of all that John had borno
Of poverty and work and care, .
Which I, though willing, could not spare,
I thought of seven mouths to feed,
Of seven lu tie-children's nocd,
And then of this.
" Como, John," said I,
" We'll choose among them as they lie
Asleep;" so walking hand in baud,
Dear John and I surveyed our band.
First to thc eradlo lightly stepped
Whcr? Lilian, the baby, slopt,
A glory 'gainst the pillow white,
Softly her father stooped to lay
His rough band down in loving way,
When dream OT whisper.made her stir,
And huskily he said, " Not her-not her."
Wo stoopcd beside the trundlc-bcd
Aud one lone ray of lamp-light shed
Athwart tho boyish faces there
lu sleep so pitiful and fair :
I saw on James' rough, red cheek
A tear undried/ Fro John could speak,
" lie's but a baby too," said I,
And kissed him as we hurried by.
Pale, patient Robbie's ant;cl face,
Still in his sleep bore suffering's trace.
" No, for a thousand crowns not him,"
Ile whispered, while our eyes were dim.
Poor Dick ! bad Dick ! our wayward son,
Turbulent, reckless, idle one
Could he be spared ! " Nay, ho who gave,
Bids us befriend him to tho grave;
Only a mother's heart can bo .
Patient enough for such as he ;
And so," siiid John, " I would not dare
To send him from her bedside prayer."
Then stole wc softly up above
And knelt hy Mary, chilli *>[ love.
"Perhaps for ber 'twould better be,"
I said to John. Quite silently
He lifted up a cori that lay
Acro-s her cheek in wilful way,
And shook his head. " Nay, love, not thee,"
The while my heart beat audibly,
Only one more, our eldest lad, '
Trusty und truthful, good and glad
So like bis father. " No, John no
I cannot, will not Let bim go."
And sn we wrote in cour'.enug way
We could Dot drive one child away;
And afterward toil lighter seemed,
Thinking of that of which we ureamcd,
Happy in truth that not ono faco
We missed from its accustomed place;
Thankful to work for all the seven,
Trusting the rt-st to OSE IM HEAVES!
TUE FLEETING STAR ;
0?, THE MOUS WE HAVE, THE. MOKE WE WANT.
"Ob dear!*' sighed Mr?. Spindle, as she
seated herself in the comfortable little pa:lor
in which her husband was reading thc even
inp pa] er.
We say a "comfortable little parlor," for
Mr. Spindle, as yet, was only a man of expec
tat ions. He was a clerk in a broker's office
on a thousand dollars salary-a sam which
t'.e "old fogies"' ray%waaconsidered a furtuuo
when tbny wt re boy? : Lut that was a lonn
time ago, und the fashion of tilings has ma
Mts. Spindle did not think rnt'ch of a
thousand dollars. It waa a meagre and con
temptible sum, and filled but a very small
?pace in her calculations. In her estimation,
it would not purchase even tho comforts o'
life, to say nothing of a long list of coveted
luxuri?s. She did not live to her mind, and
et ?'ry thing went wron;.' with her.
lt is true, that when Mr. Spindle had been
thc recipient o? only ?our hundred a year, his
lady had looked tot ward upon a tbousi.'id
dollars as the heicjit of lier wishes. She
would not ask for more ; and if she could go
to housekeeping in that idee. Snug little lieuse
in Narrow street, she should be^as happy as
a puueess. It was nil she desired, aud 6b?
tvinlidenlly assured ber husband, that when
they got the thousand dollars salary and thc
snug little bous-;, Le "would see*' how con
tented she would be.
The dream had been realized. They had
been in act aal possession of thc bouse in
Narrow slteet for more than a year, and the
thousand dollars bad been expended t^ the
last cent in thc purchase of such luxuries as
that sum would procure.
Thu Transceiidentali?ts and others of the
modern Progressionists teach us that tho .viser
aud better a man becomes, the greater will
he bis capacity for further progress ; and we
have in ourmind a very pretty allegory, from
the German, in which a little child goes out
to plav, and secs a bright, beautiful star,
twinkling beyond the distant bills. A desire
to visit, this nar takes possession of thc child,
and he sets out. on a pilgrimage towards it.
He reaches the bills from whose summit he
hid hoped to gratify bis lo 'ging?, but thc
star soems just as far off as ever. Again he
pursues his- weary way, now skipping lightly
over fl -wer decked plains, and now climbing
up the steep and ja.-'ged sides of the moun
tain, and breasting the fierce storms, till he
rcachr-d the top of another bill; bul still the
star seemed just as far eil" as ever. Thus he
pnrsues his pilgrimage, emblematic of 'he
life below, going farther and farther, and
higher and higher, but never reaching the
object of his ardent longings. .
It is a very pretty story, and very forcibly
illustrates a great truth ; ?md we commend it
to the attention of those who ate not partie
uiarly given to tnin-cendoululistu.
It seems to us that the " back track" is in
every respect analugous-that a man can
nev?r get lo tho foot of the hil!, any mote
than he can get to tho top. However bad
h-! may become, he still thittlcs bo is a tolera
bly respectable mai), much better tbaa three
fourths of earth's purest saints.
Mrs Spindle bad a bright, twinkling star
somewhere, which she seemed particularly
desirous of reaching, but which was quite as
obstinate RS that perverse star in the allegory.
When she got at the top ot one hill, where
the star-Louee in Narrow street and thou
sand dollars salary-seemed to nestle, she
found it was not there; and at this point iu
her pilgrimage our story opens.
:'Ob dear," sighed che, throwing herself
into a chair.
It was a deep, heavy sigh, aDd told of a
world of trial and disappointment. But Mr,
Spindle waa not wholly unused to the mu'ic
ot that dir<;e ot faded hopes. Its bitter ca
dence had rang in bis curs since the first
month of his mari ?age ; but he was a patient
man. and strove to bear with fortitude all thc
ills of this changeful life.
"What is the matter, my dear?' he asked,
dropping the paper from before hi? face, and
g lancing at the woebegone countenance of
Mrs. Dlount has been herc ?his afternoon,"
answered Mrs. Spindle, sadly.
" Is that all ? I was afraid you bad the
" Mrs. Blou?t is well and happy, I hope?"
'* Yes j she has everything to cheer her up
and make her happy."
" I aaa very glad to hear il. But,
you flo not seem very happy to-nig
you sick ?"
" What ails you, then ?;'
:'I am glad to bear it;" and Mr.
though he was perfectly satisfied th
thing was the matter, was so provoki
drop the conversation, and turn his i
to the paper again.
"Mrs. Blouut had on an elegant i
dress," continued the lady, after a wi
suppose she came here on purpose to s
" Very likely ; I have known ladi
guilty of such a weakness," replied
" It is an age since I had a new sil
I oily wish you were in Blount's sho
A very expressive interjection tbi:
wau a peculiar favorite wi'h Mr. Spin
was, indeed, almost the only means hi
salisfactorily expressing his disgust.
M Yvu would be contented if you o
one shirt to your back."
MI should try to be, if I could
" If you were only in Blount's circi
ces, I should be perfectly contented."
u Perhaps you would !" replied Spii
" I know I should be."
" I have made up my mind that a
who is not contented in one sphere. \
bo ir. another. Do yon remember
had a salary of only four hundred dolla
" What of it ?"
" Then, if we could get ari income
thousand a year, and this very houj
would be satisfied."
" We associate with people so much,
off, that I cannot but feel our inferiora
a Bah !"
" We don't have any thing like otbet
Here wo arc 'skived up' in this little a
box of a house, no dim.ers, no partie;
one servant, and about one new dress c.
" Dreadful, isii't it my dear!"
"You, who are away all your time
your business, don't feel as I do."
" Poor womua !*'
But Mrs. Spindle went on, in spite <
husband's ridicule, lo enumerate a
wants and deficiencies, which it would ]
reos mable person to rend, ano which inc
a hundred'things thut her husband's i
placed iar beyond her reach.
lier " bright,.glowing slur," at presen
the social position of the Blounts ; but
far, very far off, which made her des
reach it all the more. A larger house,
fun.?ture, newer dresses, more opera,
fashionable dissipation, were just thc
ideal of perfect happiness.
.But Mrs. S. was discontented-anil sb
been discontented all her life. From bi
shop-girl, she had become the wife of a
clerk, which seemed to ber, at the time,
taking a long st^p. She was un hal
grumbler, and aller three }'ears of ma
li ie, htr husband had made up bia mind
marriage was a lottery, and that he
drawn a bank.
About three months after the seen
have introduced, Mr. Spindle received a
from a s?a captain who bad just returned
Valparaiso, where the former bad an t
who was reputed to have had a bandi
fortune This uncle had a wife and one c
so that Spindle l ad never allowed the V
riiifcij fortune to fonr one of his expecfut
But tha sea captain informed him tha
anule was dead ; and not. only his uncle
his tint e's wife and chiid. This waa
ast.cn:?ding int?-?litrctu:^, and Spindle
uc .riy turned himself inside out in tm
cii- neiit of the moment.
The..fortune had been left to bim
another nephew of deceased, and Spi
w.mied to lui"', a 'i ??ble somerset whe
was told that hw share rather exceeded
Du; Spindle was a queer fellow, after
firs:, excitement bad spent h.- if, he reluj
into a kind of stoical iudiliWciicc, wi
however, waa apparently not in the 'casi
When be went to dinner thal Jay he did
evett mention the fact"ol bis sudden nt:
meat of wealth ; hilt waited till in tba
nin<?, when the B iou a's" were alluded Lo in
Of course Mrs. Spindle was overw-heb
with astonishment ami delight ; and, v.'
Spindle coolly read the morning papei
though nothing Lud happened sh? pictt;
out rue establi hrncnt they would hive,
in particular wondered what the Bkn
would say now.
Six months ?f?er, and Spindle has the I
thousand dollars in his possession; minus
or iiitcei!, which it required to satisfy I
Spibdle's modest desires iii the mattel
house and furniture. They live in Wide sh
now, and the Blounts arc completely
taneed. Mrs. Spindle has serious thouf
of cutting them, on account of having
ceived calls from sundry persons whose sph
was a peg higher than the Blounts ; but
satisfaction of calling upon Mrs. B. in a n
silk chess, every three months cannot be li?
ly dispensed with, and the patronizing friei
of humbler days are retained for the sake
"glorying" over them.
A year may bc a short, or a very long lit
depending entirely upon the circnm.st.m
under which it is passed away. To Spin
it has been thc longest year lie ever knew
to Mr>. Spindle, the shortest. The ?ate ch
?ti the broker's offior; linds that " elegant lt
ure" is not only uiipn.fitable out. exceeding
tedious. He bad been accustomed toa!
of activity; a:td riding, walking, lolling abo
ha:::: heavily on his h?u.d?.
Mrs. Spindle has ha 1 ber hands full. P
tics and vbiiing have kepi ber full of "exoil
ment, but even upon ber senses they beg
to pall, and she hu ; found out i.ho meaning
that ugly word " enuui."
Spindle sits in an easy-chair, reading t
evening paper-it is almost the only sntisft
lion bc experiences in tho course of t lie dil
His indy has just come iu from a promena
of the fashionable side of Broadway. S
throws herself languidly into a chair.
" Oh, dear !" gasps the.
Mr. Spindle only evinced at her over t
top of bis evening paper.
" Ob, dear !" almost groaned Mrs. Spindl
Mr. Spindle understood tim as the prelui
to some complaint of more than ordinary s
riousness ; but ho was so provoking as not
ask her what the matter was.
" Ob, dear me !" repeated Mrs. Spindle.
Still Spindle was immovable.
" Spindle," said she finding that her ski
wishing did not bring out the enemy.
"Well, ray dear?"
It was a very tender application that !
used, but it was applied more ir om the fon
of habit than from any tenderness on his poi
" Don't you think you could keep a carriag
" The Fitzherberts passed mc to.day, c
Broadway, in their carriage," sighed Mi
? Well ?"
"And Mrs. Fitzkerbert looked out of hi
carriage window, and bowed so patronizing!
on me, ^hat it made my blood boil."
u, I was so provoked."
You were a confounded fool, Mrs. Spi)
I dlci" replied be, coldly.
I "Hump! That is just like 3'ou ! Tnstoa
i of sympathizing with rae in my trials, yo
] laugh at rae and call me a fool. I suppose
am ; but cau't'Vo? k?cj) a cArriage ? It wi
I not cost mach."
" I can't afford it."
" Yes yon can, Spindle. Only th;
Fitzherberta. ? don't believo thej
richer than we are."
"At the rate we have lived the ]
our fortune, as you call it, will be
in five years."
" But we don't have anything li
people. Our last party was positiv?
compared with the Fitzherbertsand
" Very likely."
" And we keep but three servants.
" No ; only three for two of us."
What a stupid fellow Spindle w
talked more like an old farmer than'
gentleman living on his income. Mrs
thought 60, but ??he had not the co
" Besides we have no country houa
" And shall not have."
" How absurd I Not have a country
And so Mrs. Spindle "ran on" till s
believed they had nothing.' She b
feel positively unhappy,.tn view of ni
unsatisfied wants, and invoked sundi
dictions on the head of her husband's c
uncle because he bad not left all his
A few months more passed on, a
Spindlo was miserable. Sho had foi
they were second rate folks, and poor i
consci us that they' were .living b.-yor
means, spending double, their ?neon
tormented by continued repinings at tl
ness of their lot.
" If we only had a carriage," bega
Spindle one day. '
" I am going to buy a farm in the co
u That will be delightful I I have so
for a country house j" . ?.
MI shall sell this." '.
" What ?"' exclaimed Mrs. Spindle, i
" Sell this, and move out of the city
" Eat in thc winter-" .
" We will live in thc country."
.; II jrribie T'
" Horrible-, but true. I am tired i
kind of life. Spending double my ii
and miserable all day lung tor somet?
" But I shall be miserable in me cou
."You arc here, replied Spindle
.' You can't be Worse off than you are
Mrs. Spindle wept and bogged; b
bu band was as finn as the roe!; ofOib
Ib? had a very dearly-defined idea ot'a
hum? i? the country, dr at least of ti
ploy'thents and recreations of the co
As he was, he was " wasting his subslai
riotous living." His wife w:s deten
k> be miserable underany, circumstance
she bad lost ber influence over kim-sb
grumilled it away.
Spindle sold hi3 city house and pure
a fine place iu a village about ten miles
the city. His wife grumbled bul hep:
attention lo it. lu the country be
abondant mean? of employing bis timi
was ti- happy as his wife's unioituqate ?
.-ilion would permit him to Ife.
But Mrs. Spindle found at the end o
year, that she was one of thu lions t
plac?*, that she was a lady of influence
ibej-became, in some degree, rec'>nciled>l
"?53 Tale. Yet sho' Wa?* dtVor:terit?-d\f?
she ever gets into heaven, .-he will be st
gmmble at the accommodations.
Thc moral of our story ia, that they
are discoutented in-one sphere will be ju
di-con'ented in another-the "star" is
a< fur from Beacon Hill as from tbs pi
A If ride in the Wrong lied..
We have the Cincinnati Enquirer :is vi
er fur tt.e following :
A newly marr.ed pair put up at the Spc
?ouse-they went ont shopping-return
bride had led sprue thing-st:e slipped
-lou id her l"sf anieles-returned-mis
Maiu street for Broadway-g'.?S into thu i
ison for the Spencer-ii looked a little ?tr?
-asked boy if she was in the Sp. nccr
yes, not fully understanding lier
told him to lead hot* tv? -ld-.sho partly
robed and got into bcd-expected liligi
I momciifirily-foll asleep-rite occupant i
['Marlis in, an Indiana merchant, return -d I
the theatre a hvl? tight-quietly went to
j room io bed--tosleeji. The;c..omit procoi
How long t'.c two reposed there ?id
j side, with only a foot space betw?efl iii
I unconscious of er.c'i othejf's pres nee. ia
exactly known, but probably ab*?ut an*h
j when a tremendous noise was beard in
I apartment, from which female scr^im:.. .-is
J wildly, piercingly and ceaselessly;
Tile hotel was iu an iiprourj pnpri.it
cleric-, wr.iter.-5, porters and guests, dre
paiid half dressed, were at the door ol' -IS
few minutes, blocking np t:;e entrance,
i asking ettch o'her eagerly. " What is the n
ter? For God's s ike. tell u-> what is
'The cause of this outcry may be irmgiii
The bride had awaken d uuuu?. mid night, a
palting her arm over lier husband, it felluj
the Indianian^ face, and tlio"?of?, .varna : .
aroused him at Once. H*i did it"' dishk
and, in a moment, Mrs. H. saul, ?. My aV:u
husband, where have you bern all tiii-> wl ih
" Husband !" echoed the merell i ti. ;-CJ
tiing ty se*', likf Lord Tinsel, thai he
' liiade a amall mi take bern; "Tui ..?>.? - I
husband ; I reckon, my dear madlin, y ?u
.in the wrong bed."
In the wrong bed-horror of horn
thought the young bi ?de. What Would I
lord-what would tho. curious w >rld sa
And Mrs. R. screamed terribly, and itpra
from tho couch just as her companion c
the same. He was fully as much alarmed
she, and entreated ber to ?rive him time, a
ho would leave the apartment, although
wa- the one he had engaged-he'd make 01
Scream after scream was her only reply
his kindly proposition.
" My God, madam, don't yell so! You w
wake the house. Be reasonable ; I swear i
only ti mistake. Have some thought of t
cons-'quences. I don't want to burt you,
swear I don't. You will got me shot, ai
Just at this juncture, tho crowd ou'sii
1 presented itself ai the door, and beheld Ml
li., cowering in one corner, exercising h
? liuij-'s magnificently, with a sheet wrapt ov
! her form and head, and the Indianian in tl
middle of the room enveloped in a eoverk
. and ejaculating, u My God, madam, don't
The junior proprietor, Dr. Cahill, saw the
must be some mistake, and requesting tl
others to retire, called tho merchant, wei
? out into another room, and thora learned tl
whole story. Tho Doctor then sent one i
thc ladies to Mrs. lt., and the entire aila
? was explained, greatly to ber relief, thou?
s she was overwhelmed* with confusion at a ci
. cumstanco that might have ruined her repi
, tation forever. .
Under the -escort of thc Doctor, she wt
conveyed to.? thc ?1 Spencer," where the hui
i band was found pacing the corridors, wit
i. frantic mien, ?nd half crazed with grief t
thc mysterious disappearance of his wifi
whom ho believed had been spirited awav b
r a villian, or murdered for her jewels, in t Ii i
7 "infernal city," where, as ho expressed Lin
self, they would kill a man for a dollar.
As soon as he beheld his spouse, lie caugli
hPr to bis bosom and wept Hko a child. II
t-1 was melted with happiness at her discover]
and told her that he bad searched that cit,
d j for intelligence of her whereabouts.
? j ?STT-he Braz/ilian, Parliament propose
I? j to extinguish' the national debt by means c
The Greenville Enterprise, comme
the decision of Judge BUTAN in thc
Agnew. Assignee, vs. Bobo,-an acl
note given lor the purchase money foi
slave-at the ?ate session of the Unite
District Court at Greenville, says:
Wt; cannot concur with thereasonit
Judge in this wise. The illustrations
applicable, in our humble opinion. '
no parallel between the mere dentrui
properly alter it is bargained for a
given by the purchaser, and the casi
; the ri^'ht to the property itself is take
by public law, and the holding of the
ty by individuals, declared to be unlav,
criminal. There is no resemblance
case of a mule or cotton bale or other
taken or destroyed by an army or at
"lifted1' by an enemy or invader, and t
which was,before the Court. There w
a resemble nee if the public law had de
in regard to cotton or mules, that it sh'
forever hereafter unlawful or criminal
mules or cotton as property, thus an
all human title to such property, and ]
ing all who attempt to hold it. In
case, wc should hold that the Govei
could not, according to law or reason, <
a man, who had contracted to pay ft
property, to lbs performance of contr
well as thark tught not in i bc case of ni
But the Governments, State and F
have not thus acted in regard lo mu!
cotton. No Government ever has actt
in regard to such property, and, it wo
safe to say, never will, unless it be pc
when the fanaticism of New England 1
haunted itself upon negroes, ir. shall
charge, of the liberties, of mules and nssi
emancipate (hem from the bit and gt
and give them tue right of suffrage,
dare ?>iy they wn!d cease to work to
th- ir own corn -nd grass, having a ten
to relapse to a wild state, and bray lus
be fed ont of the public crib, and show
cided ?Lcliridtion to invade the pasture gr
and fi-.'lds of their former owners.
Government thus enfranchises the mul
der the lead of New England, which, w
sume, is yet in the distant Intuir, thcr
be no parallel in the case of mules cap
in war and negroes emancipated, not b;
merely, but by tho fund.imcuul law c
United Siaies and of the Sute of I
. In rvgarfl to the illustration of land
by the State, there is no ical resemblant
such casca, tho Slate dr*s not destroy
property at .all, but appropriait? iu m
property, to itself for a time, and whei
the Suite abandons thal use and occup;
the possession reverts to the original o\
and if he then resumes possession, iht
no datiger of his being punished. Any
vidua! may take aii<l Ixjtd his property 1
tho use i f it is abandoned by the ^n.t ;.
a slave, once emancipated, cannot be reola
any more forever. Nob-dy during the
thought any rtong strauge teat ihe State
ertunout controlled lbj services of ?cgro?
casionally, for war purpose**or imagined
they were ?ot liable, to pay for negroes
chased. The temporary or partial us
properly by thc State, exercised in va
?nays und occasions in the sb;.pe i-f taxa
temporary seizure, ls a necessary
de.r.t tu it, and effects nu man's tit'e, un!
long as tho seizure hiss. The Constitu
i ol'tho States ami Uoited Staten, an i the g
! ral sentiments of ma kn,tl, dictate com
I sation for property taken, in ail things
are property by nature 5 neither has thu 1
of governments ever been lecognizjd to
away the privilege o' properly in beasts
inanimate Illings, but very different is it
serfs und slav. s. State a?icr S ?i c rn Au
ca has exercised the right ol freeing suv
in so doiis?, ibey havo oiv-.olv.-d all contr
in relation lo slaves. No one has ever ar?
I that the States have, HI emancipating ala
I violated lue Constitutional prohibition a
j impairing the ??> ligate^' of contracts.
. rigut to properly III slav, s, always, lhere!
I i:i nil Christian countries c-pceitilly, diff
totally lr ni oi n-r sp.cics nf prop'-rty ii
\ ?ry nature, lt w.i-> a m< ro right tu the
; tices or tabor oj'thc stace and such contri
I the persons, mid no in--re, as was neces?
! tu secure such labor. N> man had the r
. 11 kill a Klave und use his b dy in-any wnj
pleased ; be was pun shablc lor murder it
I did s ?j be waa punishable lui'not feediugi
I clothing thc slave. The State, therefore
; wtu r.-.ver ihe sovereign power lodged, alw
! had tiie rigut io emancipate slaves, lor 1
sons of gr al public inures' ; in other wm
the paramount lirle t- con roi the ser.iee:
j the slave--*, ulwnys rested with the Gove
i merit. Every man who auld his negro. :
! warranted bim a sbavo for life, contempla
1 that this right of the Gove liment would
i be, and warranted thal il ?uuld not !>e, ex
! ciseJ during the life 'imo ol the slave; as
! beeti said, ne warranted a iegal title duri
' that life. Whatever is done by the socera
?hnco't or wha'ev'er right is asserted by it
ni . ie law and light, legal in fact, as to evt
Iv .> ; : i ' j. ' t uon, uno is especia
. . ? ' ll than, there was in 1
^ i- ,: iii o Strife or the Unit
M .. :'vav ru.' ;. ru emancipate slaves, or.
i. v .. 'tr o! !':;. ;!, li.iv?! a-scr'ed a
(J i , . ? .-u'>!. ' i. c >me irres
uti.v . ?..1.g-i '-ai ?ir II i- cannot amut
t.. ariyiiiH'g e.is*i i?. ' ?15..11 and law than t
a-seriioii ol' iitiu by mom, and the warran
i of the seller was hrokeu when t' is t'tie cai
' interfering with the purchaser. How c
: the Court, a mere subordinate creature
the sovereign p .wer, wUich has seized, wi
i its own hand, lue oten.ul Control of rbr se
! vices of the slave, and triade it most crimiri
? and punishable for the purchaser to dat
' those services, yet claim tue right ro treat t
j acts of this dread bovcreijrn with disregar
j by cum pelling payment for what the plaint
. nor defendant could nut huid as property, an
on the attempt for which, he would severe
? punish with all the artillery of the law.
I We expect hereafter to give a more fi
i statement of those reasons which we regal
; as conclusive on the law involved. In lac
having heard the argument of Mr. -Recd, ar
the law cas. s cited by him sustaining his p.
siliou, we do bot think that he has yet b -ti
answered or refuted by anything said in bi
half of the plaintiil.
As to tho question of the compulsory paj
mont under proceeding of sequestration b
the late Confederate Government, the Cou
holds, as did Chief Justice Chase iu a simili
case, tint there was no legal government!
power exercised. We have never learned th
law ?us requiring a government to be absolut,
ly legal to make its acts valid as lo individt
j als. A do facto governmeiil is suflicicn
j We believe tho Court denies t.'iut it was
j government dc Jacto. It is not improbabl
j that, under the prevailing sentiments ol th
I country, thal will bc the decision reached b
! the Supreme Court, .dany of us, however
1 ! whatever the ruling may be, must continuet
' j think without protending to speak of tho le
; . gaiiiy of ibo Confederate Government, th?
? i it was a government dc Jacto, for more thai
i ; fjur years, a government exercising dommioi
r in South Carolina. This was a lact. It dil
1 govern, it controlled, it ruled, it set up it
" j Courts, its authority, civil and military. I
j w?s recognized as a belligerent (we migh
i ; say, therefore, a de facto) fjover?ment by tb
J United States. 'They made war against it
i and took and exchanged prisoners. G rea
' generals aud great armies of the Uniiei
Slates were over and over again defeated bj
this '* de facto" power. In short, it was !
s thing which took two millions of mon ant
f four thousand millionsof dollars to overthrew
' which taz?d for long yean the energies of th 1
most powerful government on earth to over
come it. Was such*a government a fact'or a
nonentity, shadow or substance? We must
i continue to think it a de Jacio, a tremendous
j de facto. And citizens complying with the
laws of a de facto government have been al
I ways, according to Eng'isb, and if we mistake
not, other European courts, held as protected I
f by the act of such governments precisely as
ira bailee of the United S;ates had been'
seized by a public enemy and the money and J
goods in his) possession taken by force from j
his grasp. In this very case, Mr. Bobo was |
compelled to pay, having resisted the stques- I
. from thc Montgomery ?fail.
The Attempted Assassination at Monnt
MOUNT VERNON, ALA., July 27, 18G7.
Major General Pope :
.GENERAL-On the afternoon of July 2C, at
Mount Vernon Arsenal, Mobile county, Ala
bama, one of the greatest outrages that ever
blackened the record of history was perpetra
ted upon a grey-headed citizen and defence
less prisoner. Hoping that the vast, power
that you wield will be exerted' to punish crime
in every position, and under every phase,
I-will lay before you a full s'atement of the
A week since, Morris Shaff, Captain of
Ordnance at Mount Vernon Arsenal, was ap
parently upon polite terms with Colonel Fred
erick B. Shepard, a resident in the neighbor
hood ; but hu took it upon himself to animad
vert very severely in a public place upon Col
onel Shepard's conduct, calling him a 'scoun
drel1 and 'cheat ' because he presumed to ap
ply at Washington tor payment for his own
cotton. Col. Shepard wrote Captain Shall'a
polite and gentlemanly note, asking him to
make a candid statement of his words on thc
occasion alluded to above, declaring that sure
ly no officer wearing the United Stales uni
form would seek to place the military author
ity between himself and an antagonist in a
This .supposition Captain Sbaff seems to
have regarded asa gross insultat once to bis
colors and his own peculiar style of manhood.
He made no reply to Colonel Shepard's in
quiries, but became enraged at thc epithet,
'. military despotism," contained in the-note
-words he had forgotten to resent thc even
ing before, when Colonel Shepard had* used
them in the cour-.e of a friendly conversation.
Ile returned Col. Shepard's communication
with an abusiveendorsement, in his owe hand,
using language which no gentleman could
overlook. Colonel Shepard then challenged
him. Ile received the note, said he had ex
pected it, and would attend to it.
Nearly two days passed without his taking
any notice of it, and Colonel Shepard then
sent and demanded an answer. Captain Shaff
replied he wished to have nothing more io do
with it, and feeling his precious person safe
within tho arsenal walls, again abused Colo
nel Shepard grossly. Colonel Shepard then
wrote a placard, denouncing him for his pu
s?laiiimtiy, ami styling.him a " puppy'1 and a
..poltroon." Captain Sbaff afterward;proved
that he richly deserved both epithets. These
placards weie posted about in the neighbor
hood. _ This occurred Friday morning, July
2d, a;>d Captain Shaft's next step was tb prove
the falsity of ?he ci.argev-and tojiidicate Lis
honor and manliness by arresting Colonel
Sbei ard at ojvn residence and carrying
him a prisoner within the wails of the garri
.on. The arrest was made iu the name of
Lieutenant Brown ; but when tho prisoner
;kniv2d at the arsenal, Capt. Morris Shall',
glowing with courage, and conscious of the
prOteciiori of a loaded pistol and a q :ad ol'
armed soldiers, accosted him with the brava
do, '. Get eli' that horse, you old scoundrel, or
I will shoot you." " I am Lieutenant Brown's
prisoner," replied Co.one! Shepard, " not
yours,you cowardly, contemptible puppy I"'
* If youspeak to mein ina', wav," replied
Captain Shall', valiantly, " I will shoot von!''
-Siio .t on," replied Colonel Shepard ; .' 1 am
au unarmed man anda prisoner, but I am
not afraid of you; .?hoot, yua bruie coward!-'
Thu brutal tyrant tired,ami ino old man, with.
Ibo weight ol'more than sixty years on his
. ead, (ell from his horse to the ground,
b'eeding and -"oumied, with a bullet iu his
He was placed in an ambulance and carried
home, attended by his physician and his as
sistants; IL-now lies on bis bed, shattered,
suffering and dangerously ill. At thc time
Lieutenant Brown expressed great regret at
the dastardly act, and Colonel Shepard testi
fies thar he (Brown) told SitafFto desist. Bat
he should have done mere ; fur an officer and
soldier he was bound by every principle of
military honor to protect, his prisoner; both
from insult and injury. Captain Shall' was
fort h w 'h put nuder arrest, probably ai his
own request, for no other reason than io af
ford h m m excuse foi.imning within the
?valls tafe from a ll iigi from om ef C?'O
nel Shepard'- s. Ile luis st i ?: added an |
other leaf to bis I IUH v? < i u by proc aitn'ng j
that he ouly intended havi g C lone) Si.ep -rd
arrested, carried wubin tue gal ns *nt ooahi
d d, arid then released ; or that if he lo'iad :i
suitable, that is, perfectly safe opportunity,
he, a young man of thirty, would tight it out
fisticuff* with an old mau of sixty-thrc. I
need not pause, sir, tn point out io-you the
i isencss of such conduct. He first insulted
a gentleman, and w ien called upon to bear
himself like a man and a Boldier,in alair ?nd
open encounter, he drew back like a whip
ped spaniel; and then, in revenge for his dis
grace, arrested and 6hot down with his own
k?ad his aged antagonist- ne who was guil
ty td'no other fault than of supposing that
there existed in his degraded and blackened
soul, one spark of justice or manly dec?ticy.
Sir, Mor?is Shaff, in his treachery, cowardice
and brutality, is a shame to thc human race
a blot upon your- military rolls, and a dis
grace to every gallant ollicer and soldier who
wears the Federal uniform, or stands bc
ueath the Federal flag. He refused to fight
like a man. He then fought lihro a murderer
and an.assassin. If lhere is a palliation for
this, then there is a palliation for the blackest
crimes that ever dLgraced humanity. There
is no afiiuity between courage and cowardice
-no litik between the honorable and the
base ; and, placing myself between them, I
appeal to the best and highest, dictates of our
common nature, and a*k for judgment in this
matter. You occupy a lofty position; the
eyes of a civilized world aro upon you, and
as-au American 1 demand punishment upon
tho assassin of an unoffending cilizen ; and
as a wife 1 claim judgment against my hus
band's murderer. Though Capt. Morris Shaff
may believe that a man is justified in tramp
bug upon every natural and social right,.bc
cause he happens to bc powerful as well as
contemptible, yet, let mc hope, sir, that for
the glory bf the American name, and the
honor of your own manhood, you will cast
so base a thought from your bosom. We lie
powerless in your hands, but secure in the
judgment of tho brave and honorable, and
lire: in my belief in the infinite justice of
heaven, I make my appeal to you, and await
your final decision.
May God help tho right ard confound tho
plots of the base and treacherous!
SUSAN H. SHEP-.tm.
I await the decision of the General com
manding, for though I suppose my age and
sex may protect me from the warrior at tho
arsenal, yet really there is no telling what
feats thc valiant Captain's fighting qualities
might tempt him to perform- The man who
would assassinate a gentleman to avoid meet
ing him openly, will never light anything more
dangerous than an out woman.
WASHINGTON-, Augu3t 8.-The fol!
proclamation was issued this morning:
By thc President of the United S
ol" America-A Proclamation
Whereas, In the mouth of July
Domirii eighteen hundred and sixty-o
two Houses of Congress, with extraorc
unanimity, solemnly declared that tl
then existing was not waged on the p
the Government in aDy spirit of opprt
nor for any purpose ol' conquest or sui
tion, nor purpose of overthrowing or
fering with the rights or established ii
dons of thc States, but to defend and
tain tho supremacy of the Constitution
*to preserve the Union with all the di
equality and rights of tho several Stat*
impaired, and that as soon as these
jects should te accomplished the war
to erase :
And Whereas, The President of the
ted Sutes, ou the ejghth day of Decei
Anno Domini eighteen hundred and 6
three, and on the twenty-sixth dav of Al
Anno Domini eighteen hundred and :
four, did, with the object of suppressin
then existing rebellion, and of inducin?
persons to return to their loyalty, and c
storing the authority of the United S
issue a procl?malion offering amnesty
pardon to all persons who had directly c
directly participated in the tbenexistin
hellion, except as in those proclamation
was specified and reserved ;
And Whereas) The President of the
ted States did, on the twenty-ninth di
May, Anno Domini cighteeu hundred
sixty-five, issue a further proclamation
the same objects before mentioucd, nn
the end that the authority of thc Go1
ment of fie United States might be resti
and ;h;;t peace, order and freedom mig!
established'; and the President did, by
sa d last-mentioned proclamation, proc
declare that he hereby granted to all per
who hud directly or indirectly participate
the then existing rebellion, excrpt as thc
exccpicd, amnesty and pardon, with rest
lion of all rights of property, except &
slaves, and except in certain cases when
gal proceedings bad boen instituted, bat t
a condition that such persons should 1
and subscribe au oath therein prescri
which oatn should be registered for per
ment preservation j
And whereas, in and by the said last n
tioucd proclamation of the twenty-ninth
of May, Anno Do m ni eighteen bund
and sixty-five, fourteen extensive classe
pcr.-on^ therein specially described were
together excepted and excluded from thc I
efits thereof :
And ich creas, the President of the Uni
States did, on the second day of April, A
Domri eighteen hundred and sixty-six, is
a proclamation dedaring that the insun
lion was at an ead, and was thenceforth
be so regarded ;
And whereas, there now exists no orgai
ed armed res stance of misguided citizens
others, to the authority of the United Sta
in the States of Georgia, South Carolina, )
ginia, North Carolina. Tennessee, A'abat
Louisiana, Arkansas, Missis-ippi, Florida!
Texas, and tho laws can be sustained ?
enforced therein by the proper civil auth'e
tic->Statc ?i'-Eederal,, and the people ol s
States are welland loyally disposed, end h
conformed, or if permitted to do so, will c
form, in their legislation to thc conditio;
affairs groking out of the Amendment to I
Cor.stitution of the United States, prohibit
slavery withiu the limits and jurisdiction
the United States ;
And whereas, there no lon?er exists a
reasonable ground to anprehend within i
Stated which were involved in the late
belli iii any renewal thereof or any uulaw
resistance by the people of said States
the Constitution and laws of the * Unit
Static; '.< ?'.
And whereas, lar?e sianding arnies, m
lury occupation, martial law, military tri!
nals. and the suspension of tho privilege
the writ of hebeas corpus, and the righi
trial by jury ure, in time of peac?, dan;
;. us to public liberty, incompatible with t
individual rights of 'die citizen, ccntrary
the genius and spirit of our ?iee instituttoi
and exhaustive o! the national resources, ai
ought not, therefore, to bc sanctioned or ?
lowed except in casus of actual necessity f
repelling invasion or suppressing i:.surrocti
or rebellion ;
A nd whereas, a retaliating or vindicti
policy, attended hy unnecessary disqualifie
tiona, pains, penalties, conlUcation and di
franchisetnent, now as always, cmld ou ly tfei
to binder, reconciliation awong '.bc peop
and national n-storatioti, while it must :
riously cmbiirrass, obstruct and repress po
ular energies and national industry and e
And whereas, for these reisocs, it is no
deemed essential to the public welfare, at
to the more perfect restoration of Constiti
tional law aad order, that thc sud last me;
ti'j:ied proclamation, so as aforesaid, issu>
ou the l2j.li day id* May, A. D. 1865, shon
be modified.-aud that the full und benefice!
j paidon conceded thereby should bc open?
and further extended to a largo number <
I the persons who,#by its aforesaid exception
I have been hitherto excluded from Exccutiv
Now, "therefore, be it known, that I, As
DR KV," JOHNSON, President of the Unite
States, do horeby proclaim and declare tbs
tiie fe'I pardon described m the said prock
mation of the 29ih day of May, Anno Dom
ni l???, shall henceforth be opened and os
tended to al! persons who directly or ind:
redly participated m the late rebellion, wit
the .restoration of ail privileges, immunltie
a:?d rights of property-except ns to propel
ty with regard to aiives, and except in cafe
ot legal proceedings under the laws of th
United States-but upon this condition, nev
ertheless, that every such person who shul
seek to avail himself of this proclamatior
shall take and subscribe the following oath
audsl'ill -;ause the same to bo registered fo
permanent preservation, ju tho same manne
and with the same effect as with the oatl
prescribed in the said precia nation of th.
29th day of May, 1S65, namely :
.'J,.-, do solemnly swear, o
affirm, in the presence of Almighty God. tba
1 will henceforth faithlully support, proteo
and defend the Constitution of the Unite?.
Stales and thc Union of the Sutes thereun
der, and that T will, iu like manner, abide hy
and laitbfuliy support ali la we and proclama
tions which have been made during the lat*
rebellion with reference to thc emancipation
of tdaves. So help rae God.
The following persons, and no others, are
oxcluded from the benefits of this proclama
tion, and of the said proclamation of the 29th
day of May, 18G5, via.
First. The chief, or pretended chief, execu
I five ofnce'S, including the Preaident, Vice
j President, and all heads of departments ol
the pretended Confederate or Rebel Govern
mimi, an i al'who were Aleuts therefor in
foreign States or countries, cud all who held,
or pretended to hold, in the service of thc
said pretended Confederate Government a
military rank or title above thc grade ol
Brigadier General, or uaval rank or title above
that of Captain, and . all who were, or pre
tended to be, Governors of States while main
taining, abetting, or submitting to and ac
quiescing in the rebellion.
Second. All persons who, in any way,
1 treated othcrwiso than as lawful prisoners ol
war parsons who, in any capacity, were em
ployed or engag?d in the military or naval
< service of the United States.
Third. AU persons who, at the tjme they
may seek to obtain the benefits of this proc
lamation, are actually in civil, militan' or
naval confinement or custody, or legally hold
to bail either before or alter conviction, and
all persons who were engaged, directly or
indirectly, in the assassination of the late
Presidcut of the United States or in any
plot or conspiracy in any manner therewith
In testimony whereof I have signed these
presents with ray hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be thereunto
Done at the city of Washington the seventh
[LS] day of- September, one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-seven.
By the President :
WILLUM H. SEWARD, Sec:ry of Stale.
Orders from Gen. Cunny.
CHARLESTON, September 10, p. m.-Gene
ral Canby has issued the following order :
HD'QRS SECOND MILITARY DISTRICT, )
CHARLESTON, S. C., Sept. 7,18G7. j
General Orders Ko. 3(3 :
It being known that many persons subject
to parole under the terms of surrender of the
insurgent armies have, since thc 9th day of
April, 1865, voluntarily exiled themselves
from the States lately in rebellion, thereby
evading obligation manfully assumed and
faithfully observed by all others subject there
to, and have since returned to thc United
States, it is ordered that all such persons
now resident or domiciled in, or who may
hereafter become resident or domiciled wi;h
in thc limits of the Second Military District,
in the States of North Carolina and South
Carolina, be required to give within thirty
days after the receipt of this order, at the
headquarters of the post or District in which
they may be so resident or domiciled, the pa
role prescribed on thc 9th day of April, 18 J5.
The parole will be given in duplicate, one to
be retained by the person who gives it, and
the other to be forwarded to District Head*
quarters for record and transmittal. The Pro
vost Marshal General of thc District ischarg
ed with tho csccutio- of this order.
By command of Bt. Maj. Gen. CANDY.
LOUIS V. CAZIARC, Ass't Ad"jt Gen.
From tho Liverpool Mercury.
Another Snake Story.
An excitiug scene took pkee yesterday at
Minder's Menagerie at TunbridgeiWells. A
case containing seven rattlesnakes was by an
oversight left open, and one of .them.eicr>ped.
A panic re:z?d thc men employed, and with
tho greatest difficulty an elderly man named
Godfrey prevailed on some cf them to en
deavor to recapture tho reptile. Anning
themselves With Sovel?, forks, scraper.-", blooms,
etc., thc kee hers, under the direction of God
frey, proceeded toward thc snake: The rep
tile during these preparation--* remained per
fectly quiet, bul ?ii thc approach or* the
keepers-wbich w.-.s heralded by a large sack
being attempted to ba thrown over him-the
reptile leisurely procccdvii np the 'centre of
the enclosure, hissing fearfully all the time.
It did not appeal io notice ?ny'of the occu
pants of the numerous cages1 and dens un:il
it came to thc caravan containing thc bonas
sus, a* species of b?llalo-an immense animal
weighing over two tons. On arriving oppo
site this caravan the Sn&k? paused for a mo
ment, and then made a spring, lastcred on
thc bouas-?u*, and bit it in tho left nostril.
Thc rep'ilo then fet go its grip, aud. shak
ing its rattles, glided ttl rough an opening be
tween thc two caravan?, where some rrooms
Were filUhVa'cart with straw.' To the cart
was attached one of thc lir.cst horses I> ?long
ing lo Mr.Mandtr's cxlctisivc stud. T'ie rat
tlesnake fastened on the off fetlock of the
horse, which immediately rared and plung
ed to such au extent a to shako the reptile
off, and before it could move away it was
crushed to piece' beneath the hook of thc
horsa. In, a few minutes after the norse lind
received the bite its whole frame quivered,
its eyes nearly burst from their seekers, and
its moans were pi;eous. Two veterinary bur
geons were brought, but their services were
of no avail, for in a few minutes the horse
died in frightful agony. -Meanwhile the bo
nas.Mi3 was in such au infuriated condition
that the doors of its den had to bc nut up and
securely bolted. In a few ?econds a heavy
fal! was heard in the caravan, and on tho
doors being opened the noble beast wai fouc/;
A BARKER PUZZLED.-Three brothers, bear
ing a remarkable resemblance to one anoth
er, are in the habit of shaving at tba satr ?
barber shop. Not long a?o. one of the broti
crs entered the shop ?arly in the mornin;
and was duly shaved by a German who had
been at work in the shop for z day or tw >.
About noon another hr..thor came in and
underwent a similar operation at tho hnnd:i
of the same barber^ In ihe evening lae third
brother made his >\\ puarance, when 'he Ger
man dropped his razor in astonishment, ard
exclaimed, "Veil, niine Gott ? dat TEMI
hash de fachtest beard I newr uaw : I s?av. rt
him dis mtirnin' shaves him at dinnt r limc;,
and he gomes br?c?: now mit his board so lorg
as it never vasL 1"
AV 11 AT GEN. Purr. CONTEMPLATES.-Uad? r
the head " Important," the Montgomery Ad'
' certifier copies the following extract of a ki
ter written from Atlanta on tho 2d inst., by
"a gentleman of position": " In ordor to e i?
sure a full vote cn the adoption of the Con
stitution, Gen. Pope favors the election of
State officers at the same time, lie also
holds that any person eligible to registration
is c.igible to a seat in thc Convention, and
will make an order on the subject."
A young man named Rogan died in Alba
ny recently Irotn having n mole CT wart ou
his face cut by a razor while being shaved.
The wari, was on the left cheek ; and while
the whole right side was paralyzed, thc lc lt
leg and arni became rigid, and the fece turf
ed over the left shoulder.
SZST In Richmond, Ind., recently, throo
brothers started to thc woods hunting, whoa
a younger brother determined upon gong
with them, but the older ones remonstrated
against his going ; the younger brother
still kept following them up, when thc ol
der ones, becoming angry, whipped and beat
him to death. They then concealed the body
of their brother in the woods.
?3?" Wendell.Phillips has heard, or says
he bas heard, that President Johnson means
to resist if Congress attempts to impeach and
depose him ; also, that open warfare is r.ot
improbable, also that the recent proclamation
is ouly a bliud to cover these movements.
Dence he howls and invites " pressrpulph and
popular conventions" to join iu the shriek
that he be impeached.
Goneral Hancock telegraphs that he will
avail himself of Gcucrnl Grant's order, issued
some time since, to the eflbct that army offi
cers ordered to Louisiana need not report for
duty there before thc 15th of October, owing
to the prevalence of yellow fever.
?2T An experiment in China tea culture
has been so far successful in Georgia, The
seeds were planted eight years ago, and tht
shrubs arc about seven feet high; Althone;
exposed to all weather, they are healthy, ar -;
have full vitality, notwithstanding they ai
literally onleaved each season. :
A PLAIN DDTT.-The Picayune thinks, i.
the duty of the small minority of white mea
who are permitted to vote in Louisiana to
cast their ballo's for black men of unques
tionable African descent. Under the circum
stances we entirely agree with that opinion.