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, " EDGEFIELD, S. C/'SEPTEMBEK 25, 1867, . """""^
M. C. BUTLER. LE ROY F. YOUMASS.
BUTLER & YOUMANS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Equity,
WILL Practice ia Edgefieid and the adjoin
ing Districts, in tho United States Courts, and
in Bankruptcy. Also, in Augusta, Qa.
Office: Edgefieid C. H., S. C.
Sept 3 tf 36
Ut S? Court in Bankruptcy*
WILL, in addition to my business as Attorney
at Law, attend to the preparation of
CAUSES IN BANKRUPTCY.
Make out tho Petitions, manago thc Causes in
Court, and attsnd to all other proceedings ne
cessary to procero final discbarges for applicants.
I will attend In porson before the Register of tbe
3d District, aad give prompt attention to all
causos confided to my care.
J. L. ADDISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICITOR IX EQUITY
Ojjlct: Law Range, Edgefieid C. H., S. C.
Aug 13 3m 33
JOSEPH AB.NET. H. T. WRICHT,
ABNEY & WRIGHT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Solicitors ia Equity,
ED G EFFELD, S. C.,
-Will Practice ia tho United States Courts, giving
their especial attention to cases in Bankruptcy.
July 30 tf_81
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Solicitor iii Equity,
ED?EFIELD, S. C.,
ILL Practice in the Courts of this State
and in Augusta', Ga. Also, in tho United States
District and Circuit Courts for So. Ca., giving
special attention to cases in Bankruptcy.
April 2nd,_3m 14
M. W. GARV. WM. T. GARY.
GARY & GARY,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
SOLICITORS UV EQUITY,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
. inc 2S 2m 26
DR. T. J. TEAGUE has moved to the
Dwelling recently occupied by Mr. J. R.
Carwile, next, door below Episcopal Church.
Ho ojjy bo found at the Drug Stoic of Teague
it Carwile Amin g che day, and at his residence,
dur'mg tho night, wtJcn n?fout or. pror0?i\?r?aT J"
Having been engaged in the practice of Medi
cine, in its various branches, for the last Thirteen
Years, bo feels that be does not arrogate to him
self undue merit when he solicits a liberal share
of patronage at tho hands of this community.
.Ian 1 tf 1
'll II. PARK?R>e?pectfully announce
that he is woll prepared to execute in thc best
manaor and promptly ail work in the business,
-and at greatly reduced figures.
Having acquainted himself with thc lute ines
timable improvements in the profession, and se
cured a full stock of materials, ic, he warrant
good and satisfactory work to all who may desire
Edgefieid, S. C., Aug. 1, tf31 .
The Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly announce him as a Candidate for Sherill' of
Edgefieid attho noxtelection.
Nov 7 te* d5
?St" We have beeu authorized by tho Friends
of Capt. H. BOULWARE to announco bim a
Candidate for Sherill of Edgefieid District at thc
Apr 12 te* 16
For Tax Collector.
The Many Friends of D. A. J. DELL, Esq.,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate for
Tax Collector at thc next election.
Oct IS to 43
TUB many Friends ol Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL respectfully nominate him as a Candidate
for TAX COLLECTOR at the next olection.
Dec ? tc* 50
We have been requested by macy friends ..?
Mr. JOn.V A. BARKER to announce him a Can
di l ite for Tax Colicctor of Edgefieid District at
the ensuing election.
Oct. 2, tc* 4
Wa have boon authorized by frii cds ol
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce him n.
Candidato for re-election to the office of Clerk bl
the Court of Common Pleas for this District, ol
the next olection.
April 'J tc 15
^E?J-We have been authorized by the many
friends of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidate fer Clerk of tue Court
of Common Picas for Edgefieid DUtrict at thc
June 20 tc 27
E D GE FI BtiDj S. C.
TIE Subscribers respectfully announce tba
tiny ir.-. r\-,\r prepared tn du all work in tb*
COVCn MAKING and REPAIRING BUS1
N ESS th it :n < v be entrti - ted tn them, in a work
u i il i ?sc :n in nor, und ?vi f I, neatners?nd disp.it cl.
Wo hare o;i h ind * few CARRIAGES OF<1 su
porior BUtf;HRS,of our own manufacture, which
we will sel I low.
All kinds or REPAIRING done promptly and
ur i -ranted to jivo satisfaction.
?39"* As wo sell ONLY FO il CASH, ourprir-f
ar unusually reasonable All we nsk is n trial.
S.11 IT H & JOKES.
Mar 7 tr 10
TL HE Undersigned rives notice that he is now
prepared to have REPAIRED in a good and
workmanlike manner, WAGONS, CARRIAGES,
BUGGIES, and other Vehicles that may be
brought ta his Shops, nt fair and reasonable pri
ces for Cash.
NEW WAGONS, CARTS and BUGGIES will
also be put up in tho best style, and on as reason?
nble terms as can be afforded.
Having EFFICIENT and EXPERIENCED
"WORKMEN in mr Sh"PS. and a go-d supt ly of
me II ESI SEASONED UMBER, no pain* will
b? -ai \r* 1 ciya ?afire sati?f?ntica .'> those who
may *oad taoir work to those Sh""' ?.
W. W. ADAMS,
??pt. 2* tf 1
Br RUY. FATHER A. J. RYAN.
When sinks tho soldier brave,
Dead at tho feet of Wrong,
Tho poet sings-and guards his gravo
With sentinels of Song.
" Go Songs"-he gives command
" Keep faithful watchband true ;
Thc living and dead of the Conquered Land
llave now no guards save "you."
" And, Ballads ! mark ye well,
Thrice holy is your trust;
Go out to the fields where warriors fell,
And sentinel their dust."
And the Songs, in stately rhyme,
With softly sounding tread,
March forth-to watch till tho end of time,
Beside the silent dead.
And when the foeman's host
And hate have passed away, *
Owr guard of Songs shall keep their, post
Around oiir soldiers' clay.
A thousand dawns may glow,
A thousand days may wane,
The deathless songs where tho dead He low,
True to tho last, rt main. .
Yea, true ! They will not yield
To tyrants or to time,
At ev'ry grave and ou ev'ry field
Whero men died deaths sublime.
Lono vigils'they will keep,
Obedient to their Bard,
And they will watch when wo shall sloep
Our last and only Guard.
What though our victors say
No column shall bo built,
Above tho graves where thc men in Gray
Lie monld'riag in their guilt?
Ah ! let thc tyrant curse
Thc dead he tramples down !
Our strong, brave songs, in their swcot, sad verse,
Fear not the tyrant's frown.
What though no sculptured shaft
Commemorate our Brave?*
What though no monument epitaphed .
Be hail: above their gravo ?
When'marble wears away,
And monuments are dust.
Thc Songs that guard our soldier's clay
Will sliil fulfill their trust.
A Lucky Mas?n.
There was once upon a time r. poor mason
or biicklaycr in Grenada, who kept all the
S lint's days and holvdajs, and St. Monday
in the bargain, and 3 et, with all his devotion
he grew poorer ?iud poorer, and could scarce
ly carn hoad Cur his ruinerons family. Ono
oiichJ?.c was aron.1;: <i fro rn his first ^.<:Cp l>v
a knocking at the door. He opened it, and
bf'beld before Lim a tal!, meager, cadaverous
,l Hark ye, honest frk-nd,'' said the slrin
ger; " I have observo! that you are a goul
christian, and one to bs trusted ; will you un
dertake a job this very night ?"
" Wilh all my heart, Senor Padre, on c m
dicion that I am paid accordingly."
" That you shai! ; but you must suffer
yourself to be blindfolded.''
To this the mason made no objection; sr.,
beirg hoodwinked] ho was led by the pries1
through various lar.es and winding passages
until they stopped before the portal of a
Thc priest then applied a key, turued a
creaking lock and openr-d a ponderou
door. They entered, thc door was closed
and bolted, and the mason was conducted
through an echoing corrider, and a spacious
hall, to thc interior of the building. Here
the bandage was removed from bis eyes, and
be found himself iu a pario, or court, dimly
lighted by a single lamp. In the centre was
the dry basin of an old Moorish fountain,
under wbich the priest requested bim to
form a small vault, bricks and mortar being
'at hand for the purpose. He. accordingly
worked all night, but without finishing the
job- Just before day-bre^k the priest put a
piece of gold into his har.d, and Laving again
blind folded bim, conducted him back to lti-.
. M Are you willing,'" said be, " to return and
complete your work?"
" Gladly, Senor Padre-provided I am so
,; Well, then, to-morrow, at midnight, 1
will call again."
He did so-and the vault was completed.
" Now,5'said the priest, "you must help
mc to bring forth these bodies that are to Le
buried in this vault.
The tnasou's bair .-ose on his bead at tbeae
words ; he follower1 the priest with trembling
steps into a retired chamber of thc mansion
expecting to behold sonic ghastly spectacle of
death, but was relieved on seeing three or
lour portly jars standing lu one corner. They
were evidently lull of money, and it was
with great ?abor that be and the priest car
ried I hem forth and consigned them to their
tomb. Tbe vault was then clesed, the pave
ment replaced, and all traces of work oblit
erated. The mason was again hoodwinked
and led forth by a route dill'erent from that
by which bc Lad come. After they Lad wan
dered for a long time through a perplexed
maze of lanes aud alleys, they ha?ed. The
priest tbeu put two pieces of gold iuto bis
"Wait here," said be, "until you bear
tbe caibeiftal bell toll for matins, ii" you
presume to uncover your eyes before tba.
time, evil will befall you ;'' so saying be de
The mason waited faithfully, ainu ing him
self by weighing thc gold pieces in bis band,
and chinking them against each other. The
moment the cathedral bell rung its matin
peal, he uncovered himself and found bim
se!!* on tbe banks ol' the Xenil, from where
he made tbe best ol' his way home, and re
veled with bis family for a whole fortnight
on the profits of bis two night's woik j after
wbich be was as poor as ever. 1
He continued to work a little and pray a ,
good deal, and keep Saints' days and bo!y- ,
days, from? year to year, while his family 1
grew up as gaunt and rabid as a crew of
gipsies. As he was scated one evening at
I j ,? door "I In- hovel ho was acc"-ted by a 1
rieb old curmudgeon, who was not. d lorowri ]
ing a treat mauy Loases, and being a griping .
landlord- The man of anocney eyed him fora j j
moment from beneath a pair of anxious shag
ged eye brows.
"lam told, friend, that you are very
u There is no denyirg the fact, Senor-it
speaks for itself."
"I presume that you will be glad of a job
and work cheap."
"As cheap, my master, as any maeon in
That's what I want. I have au old house
fallen into decay, that costs me more money
than it is wort^h, to keep it in repair, for no
one will live in it; so I must contrjve to
patch it up at as small an expense as possi
The mason was ..ecordingly conducted to a
large deserted house that seemed going to
ruin. Passing through several empty halls
and chambers, he entered an inner conrt,
where his eye was caught by an old Moorish
fountain. He paused fora moment, for dream
ing recollections of the place very distinctive
ly came over him.
" Pray," said he, " who occupied thishcusc
" A pest upon him !" cried the landlord,
" it was an old miserly priest,'who cared for
nobodv but himself. Ile was sai ? lo be im
mensely rich, and, having no relations, it was
thought he would leave his treasure to the
church. He died suddenly and the priest
and frairs thronged to take possession of his
wealth, but nothing could they find but a few
ducats in a leathern purse. The worst luck
has fallen to me, for, since bis death, the otu
fellow continues to occupy my house without
paying rent, and there's no taking thc law of j
a dead man. The people pretend to hear thc
clinking of gold all night in the chamber
\vbcrc the old priest slept, as if he'were count
ing over his money, and sometimes a groan-,
ing and moaning about the court. Whether
true or false, these stones brought, a bad
name on my house, ?ind not a tenant will
remain in it."
f Enough," aaid the mason sturdily, M let
me live in your house, rent free, until some
better tenant presents himself, and I will
put it in repair, and quiet the troubled spirit
that disturbs it. I am a good Christian and
a poor man, and am not to be daunted by the
devil himself, even though he should come ' '
in thc shape of a bag of money. (
Thc oiler of the honest masen was gladly 1
ncr pied ; bc moved with his family into the
house and fulfilled all bis engagements. Ey
lit? le he restored it toits fermer 6tate; the
clinking of gold was no more hoard at night
jr. thp-rloiu.i.-r nf.tho deiiitct priest, but bo
gan to be heard Ey day .u? ?h'?' poc&et of! tho
living mason. In a word, he increased rap
idly in wealth, lo thc admiration ni all his
neighbors and became one of 'ho richest
men, in Grenada; ho gave a b -.'o sum to j
the church by way. no doubt ol satisfying 1
bis conscience, and never revealed tho secret
of thc vault until on his death ' <"d, to his
son and heir.
Old Stanwix tells thc folio**?! Georgia
story, and vouches for i's truthfulness : '
About thirty-three and a third vtar< Rgf
lhere dwelt in ono of the rural districts e>i
Georgi0-, an old codger by the name ol
Butt Cut Taylor, wno had formerly enjoyed
t;:o honors and ?moluments perta dug lu the
ollice of Justice of the Peace, ti. i duties of
which ( llice he discharged with acknowlcdg
ed " ability" and dignity j and so far as bis
neighbors were capable of judging, he ap
pcared to be a very honest mau. He had.
however, acquired the habit of .' trumping
up" accounts against thc estates of those of j
bis neighbors who were so unfortunate as to |
"shulllo off their mortal coils" within thc
bounds of his bailiwick. Ile lad carried the
practice to such an extent as to arouse a -us
picion in the mind? of some of his meddle- .^
some neighbors, that there.might bc "some
thing dead*' somewhere in the "scat of hi?"
-financial operations. Bjb Crogan, who
lived in the neighborhood, and.'* run" the.J t
post ollioe at thc cross roads,being something |
ufa wag, and having an ideatkat (he 'Squire's ,
honesty should be quoted below par, conclu
Jed, with the connivance and assistance of a j ,
few comrades, to " unearth thc sly oid fox,51 ' ?
ind expose Ids rascalities. Accordingly Bob j ?
pretended to die, was rcgularlarly shrouded j
ind laid out on the cooling board in the most |
?pproVcd fashion, and Borrowing friends pro- j
seeded to spread thc news of his demise, ?
svhich soon reached the ear-- ol r'i Butt Cut. j
[Io lo.;t no lime in repairing to L'ie house of
mourning, carrying with him a full and
completo assortment" offiist cl.vs condolence .
ind sympathy, for gratuitous distribution t
imong the members of thc here .ved family,
ind the many sorrowing friends of the sup- ^
posed deceased, who were present when he
irrived. After he had relieved i.is heart u!
his burden of healing words, and had sue ,
scuded in a tolerable effort at crying, and was
ibout lo leave the scene, he tenderly spoke
is follows : c
" Ah, poor Bjb ; I'm sorry he died, ho was ,:
i good feiler, and I allus liked him. When "
ne and him went to the races at Augusta- t
now nigh unto two years ago-1 loaned bim }
i hundred dollars to bet onto a bay marc, v
ind he lost and has never paid me a cent of j
;hat money from that day to this. Poor ?,
cllow, ho forgot it I reckon, but its an hon- "
ist debt ; of course I can get it out of his es- a
late, and-" ?;
Butt-Cut didn't finish the sentence, for s
ust at this point Bob, tho corpse, slowly f
raised up in his shrod, and stretched out his a
inns toward thc old rogue, as if to clutch o
lim, yelled : d
" You are an infernal old liar, and if-" p
The din and roar drowned the rest, and old j v
Stitt Cut didn't wait lo see or hear anything c
nore, but with the hurried exclamation, v
' g?ddlcmity," be shot through tho door, hur- t
.ied io his home, " packed h?3 traps," aud not s
mly left thc neighborhood but the State of v
3eorgia, forever. r
?J^*7* In lfiCil the radicals declared that
ihe President had power, by asimple proc- ' !
tarnation, to emancipate -1 OOO.; JO of slaves. I
[n 1867 they deny that L. br?s he power to t
remove ? member of his cabinet. ' J i
MM. mi ????PB---^^?-.-11 ? i_
From the Hound Table (It'p )
Can Wc Educate thc Negro ?
Education is tue- only legitimate basis
tho suffrage. It is the ha' it of men ?
strain for notoriety by advocating extrem
to obscure by clouds of rhetoric tho sim]
fundamental truths which ought, for the sa
of good government, to be kept clearly
view. Americans arc said to be habitual
dazzled by success and to despise history, b
they cannot avert by ignoring the cons
quencos that reason and experience ensure
result3 of a given line of policy. Nothing
more cert?in than that thc lower the avcra
Iatelligcnco of its electors, thc lower will 1
the character of a representative assembl
The character of our national govem?ie
has been sinkirgdor a qua;ter of a centui
in obedience to this law. The Congression
standards of morality, intellect and cultti;
have depreciated in about the frame relati'
degree. Ignorant immigration, the corruptk
of cities, the universal and debasing pursu
jf more wealth-in the absence of other a
tainable objects of ambition-a/e. 'among th
causes of a degeneracy wliichihtelligent pe<
pie cannot fail to see, and which, if candil
they freely admit. At 'this-juncture, whe
the weakness and dangers which substrat
from the benefits of cur system are airead
lugmer.tcd to an alarming degree-a degre
which leads many of our wisest thinkers t
iespair of the permanent success of ihn
Jj8tem-it is deliberately proposed to take
step which, by vastly increasing the collectiv
gnorance of constituencies, promises to
jrayate in a similar ratio the evils thus dc
pbred. It is proposed to admit to the frar
chisc something like a million of colored mer
most of t hem emancipated slaved, and to leuv
sn our already deteriorating national a'serr
bly with the clements such a ineai-ure is cal
eulatcd to produce. That this can be don
ind the national edifice still hold together fo
some time longer, may bc possible, enougl
Thc discontent that comes of conscious dc
jradatiou is, perhaps, an essential precurso
ff revolution, and a community which ac
:epts with complacency-or with cyuica
ipncby-the presence iu Congress of thieves
?amblers, and pugilists, may assent to thei
tssociation with new members quite proba
?ly their superiors in morality il not in colo:
ff their skins. But the indifference whicl
night tolerate such a Condition of thing
?vould be unlikely to last. Those who wis!
.0 retain power seldom weigh or take heed o
the ultimate consrquencea to others of tb<
neatnres they adopt for thc purpose. Th
gnorance of thc great muss of Am?ric?n vo
fcis, CTCTI ;r vr.. * claim for them 'super^ofi ti
iver the commonalty of other nations, br
??bjtc?s of ethnology and historical analogy
5 .'limos- as great nc their ignora-.ce of polit
cul economy j and Ibu exhaustion of agr?ai
ivar, Lhe stress of laraticisia, lim reluctant'
jl the dominant party lo forego muht whicl.
may protract its tenure, and a Certain sym
pathy fer thc much wronged black nice,
unite with this ignorance to gain the popular
usent to a measure whose proportions uui
significance the popular mind does uol un
lcrstand. But thc instincts of race are string,
inti with thc uneducated liny arc apt 11 run
?nie bitter prejudice. The more we lower
jur representative assembly-and the pro
less .-ceins a graduated inevitability-the
greater thc risk that this prejudice, how hal)
smothered, will burst foi th into angry flames;
White men will never confer.t, in the long
run, to be ruled Ly black men; ami the ccn
llict once begun, where will it end, and
Among Certain classes of. thc community
lialrcd ol' the negro ii a universal passion
i passion which, .at one time; tinder strotii;
ind misguided excitement, led, in New York.
lo deplorable excesses. Whether ri;:ht or
prong, this passion exists, li may be a sa|
jtary instinct, it may bc an unreasoning pre
iidicc ; but bc this as it may, thc scnt?rhi nt
uust bc taken into account by those who
vould rightly calculate social forces or co;i
ilruct political innovations. Suppose, now, to
lie population of New York should bc added
m equal number of negroc7?, or, to perfect
be intended analogy, a greater number in
;omc wards, a lesser in other?, so that on the
vboic the two races should he numerically
lalauccd. Suppose, millier, the franchise to
ie equally conferred upon ell. The political
es?it would then bc what, it is proposcl to
.ting about iii some cf the Slates of the
Jnion. How long would it last in one case,
ind how long is it likely to last in the other?
dr. Lincoln, with his homely sagacity, per
icived all thc difficulties of a reply. Ile hts
eft upon record distii.ct and explicit warn
iigs against thc concession of a suffrage lo
lie black race. He knew the question must
trise, that its decision in thc affirmative would
tc strongly ia the interest of thc dominant
.arty, that such a decision could never bur?
noniously and peacefully bc carried into ef
cct ; and to escape thc difficulties of the
?roblcui he even contemplated wholesale de
portation. Are our present Republican lead
?rs wiser than he? This will hardly be ad
mited, but thc inference from their proposed
...lion must be that they think so. Like
nany others of their countrymen, men like
Jr. Wade appear to believe that because the
i-ar is over ar.d ile Union preserved, the
ilillennium is at hand. Perhaps it ?sj but
ii thc meantime mankind, with their boppj
nd fears, their passions and their interests:
re just, what they were before. Immigration
s adding to tho rapportions of igncir.ai.ee and
cupidity among the laboring classes rather
u-ler than ?ducation is diminishing them,
nd in this respect wc ore worue, not better
iff than bef rc the war-which is no: a con- (
litton favorable to tho division of political
tower between antagonistic races; bu other- ,
.ise, save in a growing popular impatience of ,
oustitutional restraints, or rather, perhaps ,
ire should say, a growing popular indifference- \
o their disregard by public men, we are sub- ?
LantiaHy unchanged. Thc number of people j
kdio hate slavery without loving the negro is j
irobably what il was five years ago-no more, s
io les3. The specious plea that tho black t
nan must \c armed with a vote for self-pro- (
??lion is perhaps more generally believed io j
han heretofore;, that this means thc protect; |
ion of tho Radical party may be hiss com- (
no n'y suspected. Our own conviction hag I j
been a:jd still is thar, just as slavery did mc
Barm (if less wrong) to the whites tnan
the blacks, so will the franchise in bia
hands do more harm to thc latter than t
former. The experiment may not end,
some predict, in the absolute destruction
the- negro race ; but so long as whites ai
blacks are what they are on this continent,
longdo wc believe their permanent and peac
ful association upon tho basis of enforced s
cia! and political equality to be utterly hop
less and impossible.
Why, then, can wc not educate the negrc
The question is Datural, plausible, and lu
mane. Why not ? The objection lies in ot
of the most amazing discrepancies that h?
ever existed between theory and practice,
is said that we can form no just idea oft!
negroes' capacity for development because
the protracted oppression to which they ha;
b,een subjected. This seems rational enoug]
But we cannot forget that for centuries tl
African race, master of its own destinies upo
its own continent, has made nj progress wha
ever, bu1 "eraains snnk in the very lowe;
depths o^ barbarism. All that can be sai
to this is that contact, association, minglin;
with a higher race, will produce different r<
suite. But morally, intellectually, and ph]
sically, this contact, while only temporarily
benefit to thc inferior, seems invariably to b
a detriment to the superior race. Are nt
tions to be expected collectively to iubmit t
? degradation from which individuals ar
justified in shrinking ? The conditiou of th
mongrels in Mexico is a solemn warnin
agaias1, an admixture which ends only in de
striictitin. ID is true that opposite races ar
not compelled to intermarry because they vol
together; yet this, which sounds conclusive
means little or nothing. The Spaniards sui
fieienlly despised the Indians at the time c
thc conquest of Mexico, but the blood wer
mingled notwithstanding to produce what w
now see. Perhaps it might be well to let th
negro alone for awhile. Perhaps it would b
well, before undertaking either to educate o
enfranchise him, to try to educate those wh
already have the suffrage. Tho number c
grossly ignorant persons who vote is incread
.:g, and increasing relatively to thc who!
vote thrown. Already thc intellect, the taste
thc culture of the country are swamped, au<
couut for little or nothing in iis governmen
hr prog:ess. is it wise to carry this state o
things t.till further-to place all power stil
more rcservrdly in thc hands of the ignorant
tho debased, aud the needy? Possibly it ii
inevitable Perhaps it is altogether iosepa
rabie from institutions l.ke ours that thei
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?nuu;d ?oVerOpe downwards in progressiv?
decadence outil the lowest deep is attainci
and the na;ion is ripe for despotism. Wc
would gladly hope for better things j bu1
when Humanism is -oposcd os a bait to tht
pnpubic . by a leader of one faction and re
pudiation i> similarly suggested by a Icadei
of the (tiber, wo cannot doubt that the conn'
try is almost prepared to accept extension
.1 the franchise in any and every direc
tion; regardless of education or consequences,
and can sc-e litige promise in tho future,
or at least until our cra/.d oi'mob-worship
lias run Its feverish course aud br. ught its
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UTI MTVOF BKAIIDS.-There arc more solid
inducements for wearing thc beard than the
mere improvement of a man's personal ap
pearance, :'.:id tho cultivation of such an ai-i
to the every-day? diplomacy of iii'?. Nature,
combining, as site never fails to do, the use
ful with the ornamental, provides us with a
far better respirator than science could ever
make, and one that is ic vcr so hideous lo
n-earas f lint black seal upon the face thai
IcKiks like a passport to the realms of suffer:
ing and death. The bair of the moustache
not only absorbs li.o tn uMure and miasma of
ibc fogs-; but i; strains tire air from tho duit
ind ?oot of our groat cities. It acts aro in
he most scientific manner, by l iking heal
from the warra breath as it lt ave:, the chest,
m.i supplying it to ike cold air In ken in. Jt
s not only a rest-itv.!or, bul with the beard
>nlire we aro provided with a comforter as
?ell ; and these tire never left at lunn.-, like
dm umbrellas, and all ?uch appliances; when
iver they are wafted. M IkU and Living
.tone, the African explorers, and many othcT
travelers, say that io thc night no wrapper
ian equal ibo beard. Thc remarkhblc thing
s, too, that the heard, like the hair cf the
lead, proltcis against the heat of the sun ;
jut, more than this, it becomes moist with
;he perspiration, and then, by evaporation,
?O'JIS the .skin. A man who accepts this
jro'.cclion of nature may face tho rudest
itorm and the hardest winter. Bc may go
'rom the hottest room in the coldest air with
>Ut any dread ? and. we verily believe he
night almost sleep in a morass with itnpuni
;y; at least, bis chance of escaping a terrible
ever would bc better than his beardless com
MARMAUE AND DIVORCE-In the small
state of Couneclicuk it is stated that no less
han ( .ur hundred and eigkty-eigot divorces
?ave been granted durirg the past vtar.
fine lawyer in the Connecticut Legislature
?aid in a debate that he bad himself procured
vi thin thc year three divorces for one wo
llan ! Connecticut has been called the " land
ii .steady habits." and there was a period j
?/hen ihe boast was a just one, but according
o '.?.is showing, it must hive fallen from its
ira. estate. The relations of polygamy among
ho Orientals, and even in Utah, arc really
nu:? respectable than such a state of things,
ri acTCral of thc Western States the same
Icraoralizibg leniency exists in granting the
Involution of the marriage lie. And even in ?
he great Sta'c of New York, where the law |
cquircs the safeguard of actual residence,
nd presciboa only infidelity to the marriage 1
ow, desertion for five years, or great person ]
.1 cruelty ns tim justifying causes of divorce, i
t is sr:d that so close a secrecy may be main- <
ained in proceedings for divorce that parlies 1
oineiimcs find themselves divorced before ( 1
hey have learned that proeecdingc have been ! <
ininrnencucl. Thc advertising columns bf the I
sew Voik papers contain cards of certain nt- ?
orneys riv offer to procure divorces with
>ut publicity, and .these men manage thc <
preliminary proceedings so as to make it ap- i
pear th ut the defendant had boen duly sum
moned, when probably the only notice ban
been published in an obscure corner of an
obscure newspaper which the defendant has
never seen. The court turns the case over to
a refferee, who. in some obscure office, listens
to tx parte testimony, reports cause of di
Yoree to the court, and the latter then grants
the separation. Tho very purposes of the
marriage law are defeated by these devices ol
fraud and secrecy. Tho welfare of society
demands that all the proceedings for a divorce;
should be prominently published in leading
journals, and be thoroughly investigated in
open courts. All history establishes the in
timate relation-between national morals and
soundness of the marriage tie. There has
been no more invariable precursor of ruin ol
liberty than the prevalence of licentiousness,
and there can be no greater incentive to
licentiousness than to permit these marriage
relations to be readily dissdved.-Ballimore
The Radical Defeat.
The Savannah Republican (Congressional
Reconstruction advocate), draws the followin
conc'.u-ions from the Radical defeat in Cali
The defeat is ominous in another sens
and we presume the wise men of the Repub
bean party, such statesmen as Fessenden and
Trumbull, will perceive the truthfulness of
what we aro about to utter. In nearly every
Southern Stats there are to be found to-da.
regiments of just juch men as Gorham, and
corps of men without either brains or charac
ter, who arc vo?ilercusly seeking to repre
sent thc Southern people. These men are
very loud in their professions .of love for the
colored race, have au unlimited amjunt of
friendship for tho Government and fairly
adore Thad. Steven?3 proscriptive wing of
the Republican party. Place these adventu
rers once in power and we have the spectael
in every Southern State o? an ignorant usur
per seated on a throne, wielding a sceptre
placed in his hands by the votes of a rabble
and surrounded by a council of petty tyrants
whose chief delight would bo in trampling
under foot the sacred rights of good and true
men. lt is not iu the nature of things that
such a piar of political degradation should be
carried out any more successfully in the
Southern States than in California or any
Northern State. The day is uot far distani
when it will bo made manifest to the Repub
Hean party that, with all the gorgeous trap
pings and paraphernalia of party pow<?r, it is
impossible to force the well meaning South
ern people, who are as._ well-disposed towarri
the Government as could reasonably be ex
peeled (all things considered), to calmly sub
mit. to much lesa to sanction the elevation to
positions and power of a corrupt class of mei
who already boast, ihat :1" ever invested wrti
authority they will rule i 1MMr political oppn
nonis with an iron rod. .Thc recent Amnesty
proclamation which ha? emancipated so man;
good and honorable men Irom an unjust re
str.iint, will doubtless h PVC a salutary tUeCI
in chocking ihe designs of these men.
If the Republican parly h s any desire t
succeed I? thc South, the}' must send us re
gpectablc, la:(!:;'u' m -n >;s leader?, or be pre
pared, wherever tho elections are held, io ?e<
th? tableaux of California repeated. Net tb? i
Northern or Southern nvn of honor, we si -
eerely trust, will ever willingly become iht
instruments ol' ,-,pprej>sion or corruption, airifi
We cannot have one without '.he other.
Thc Koomi Table <. ti Southern Pros?
The Hound Tobi': draws* terrible p ct:.rt
of thc; condition of th^ South at the presen
time, and paints to a yet more Corrib] . condi
lion as sure to follow the elevation cf the ne
ero to office. At the beginning of ibo artic!'
i*, thus speaks ol thc present slate.of afiV.r
at th? Sonth : ' .
''From whatever point of view- moral
financial or political-we may regard tin1
Southern States, their situation is unspeaka
bly deplorable. The effect of subjugation iv
always deplorable. 3I?n ?-.?sc heart, and hop.-,
and self reliance. Energies are paralyzed.
Self respect L- lowered. From ihe inspiration
ol" battling for a cause thou sink to mere vul
gar self-seek mg aid greed; and oftenest it
happens lb.it, the nobler objects of life, being
abandoned, they plunge recklessly into debase
pleasures and degrading .sensualities. Vee
Vieth! It' the v'mtors be not, what the vic
tors seldom are, magnanimous and generally
mindful of their sulj-.'ct thralls, " tho lost
:auso:' soon becomes thc least of the regret*
of thc more wise among the conquered, A
lost people is an infinitely worthier subject ol
" Under their defeat, it cannot be deuiod tu
thal the>SoUlberu people have behaved with "tn
jrcat nobleness. Before the close of .thc war. '-"
iicn at thc North as well as at the Souih be an
icved that the surrender of the Southern ;!n
trades would be followed by a guerilla war
OTU of years, yet from the duy of Johnson's Pr
lUrrendcr not one outrage has occurred such
a had with reason been anticipated. The
;ause of this is twofold. The Southern peo- .
3le were always a martial people ; and how- -
:ver wo may sneer at their chivalry-which .
loubtless w?s an element both of weakness .
ind of strength--we must at least concede ?R.
hat they possessed the virtues as well us th. '
lefects of thc martial nature." '
It concludes as follows: ?<?
With a penniless negro legislation to tax, mt
md defenceless white men to bc taxed, the 0",
ssue cannot Iorg be doubtful, lu every j|,
lounty laxes will le laid in the same way by th?
legroes upon white men. In ihe towns and rc<
lilies negro councilmen will vote themselves
arge salaries, create unnecessary offices for
jurpo5cs ot plunder, and for like ends under- Th
akc enormous jobs of fanciful public im- chi
irovenient. Justice administered by negro no
nagislnites will be a farce ; redress of wrongs liv
viii bc impossible. Liberty of outrage! will lyr
)e amply secured. The liberty of death will OO1
>e the only liberty secured to mon whose em
?rime is that they were bora white." inj
-? - the
gy^C Tredegar Iron Works at Richmond, be
Va., coveting:eight acres of ground, employed coi
luring the past mon til six hundred hands, no
md disbursed $25,000 in wages. or
A letter from Des Moines, Iowa, 5ays : " A
?cat many people ia this regiou Lave a cle
re to go South to plant cottoa. Governor
tone, o? Iowa, bas just retuned from Alabama,
id says there never was a greater opening
r capitalists than is now presented at tbe
Duth, and advises his friends to invest there.''
Thus we begin to seethe first ripples of the
dc which is to flow over and to fill up our
icant and half cultivated lands, to redeem
ir waste places, and to give new growth to
ir cities, and add new vigor to all our indus
ial enterprises. Place the State back in
ie Unic.i, give her discreet and houest Iaw
akers, enforce with rigor and impartiality
ie laws when made, cease political agitation,
. m?.ke it subservient to some practical good,
id wo should soon have such a flood of the
sst population pouring in upon us as would
deem th.e South from thc lavages of war,
id piace heron the highway to greatness and
JEFFERSON DAVIS AND HIS TRIAL.-A Rich.
oiid correspondent of the Tribune writes :.
" Some are o? the belief tbere will be no
?al, and tint Davis will either bo included
i the forthcoming amnesty, or be will be par
Jned specially by the President. Others as
?rt that it never was intended that Davis
?ould bc tried when he was released on bail,
id that he will remain out of reich where
3 is, in Canada, or goto Europe. But these
.e mere conjectures, based on noshing more
ian the peculiar opinions arid prejudices of|
ie parties. From an authentic source.I have
lason to stati that Davis will oe tried at the
ovember term of the United States Circuit
ourt here, a ad that be will be forthcoming
, that time.
" The counsel for tho defence will declare
emsclves ready for trial. The Court will
gni/y its assent in the same manner. The
overnment will ask for time under the pre
nce of being unprepared-a shift to get out
' the trial. The Court will then say it will
; in session for a considerable period, which
?ll afford the Government ample time to
.epare, and if its representatives fail to pros
mte tho prisoner before the term of the
ourt expire, it will ii? that case probably
.'clare the prisoner discharged, iu the absence
thc prosecution. Such will most probably
2 the programme cf the long expected Da
s trial, and such tho upshot of it in cas,e of |
ic failure of Government to substantiate iu
larges. The country will then be rid of a
Judge Underwood doubtless inspires this,
r.d it is the best disposition, for all hands wc
ness, that can be made of Davis-New York
A n-visF. FivDS His WAY HOME AFTER AN
BSENCK OF FOUR YEARS.-Mr. Groen Trip
:. of Fleraiugaburg, Kentucky, sold a horse
i a man who was buying horses for the
?.vernmcnt carly in the war. Thc same
>rse was taken to Cincinnati and soid to
i officer in thc United States army, and
in-e hat time nothing has been heard of
m until a few days ago, when he relumed
the furiu f Vir. Triplet, who had raise*]
rn-from a colt. The horse was four years
d when he h fr, and now returns ager! eight
sirs, having bivn on quite a tour since Lc
t his Iioiiie. Where hu came from, or bo-w
; managed-IO find the placo of his birt h, is
volved in mystery.
Mr. Triplet is an excellent hand with
irsiis/and it is supposed that the animal
ns badly treated, and having evaded thc
.??lance nf his masters, has relumed to the
>me of his choice. This horse was absout
ur long yours in distant and strange lan ls.
:d how he managed to Gnd his way back
mic is rjuiie a problem for the naturalist,
his is a remarkable illustration of the won*
rftil inst i ter, possessed by ibo horse, it
iowa that ibo horse is possessed of a won
>iful instinct, and that years do not wipe
ir hi* memory.
GENERAL GRANT WILL NOT BK PRESIDENT,
-A Washington correspondent of the New
otk Keening Post says:
'. Au officer of General Grant's staff relates
conversation which bc bud willi the Gi n
al a few days ago, wherein thc General re
arked, concerning the talk of making Lim
resident, lliat "he would not be President
the United States if the opportunity wire
feted ; that bc was no politician ; that he j
ted politics j that, so fur as reputation and
inor were concerned, be thought he ought
be satif-fied with what of these he already
j ned ; nat holding the cflBco of President
mid mar his present comfort and drag him
to the storms and excitements of politics ;
at as the General of the army he had all
e work le could do, and time enough to
joy the comforts ol bis family and home,
d that he, as a soldier, had gained friends
ougb lu the country without now Geekinga
ice where bc should gain no more, but
obablv Lise those whem he had gained."
THE COOLIE TRADE und its abuses arc ex
ing uttemion in China. Thc coolie trade
Macao is declared by the British tiuthori
s at Hong Kong to bj ai organized slave
tlc. The emigration is not voluntary. Thc
happy coolies arc kidnapped and forced
o slavery by traders. The only way to
pe with the evil, it is thought, will be to
jhibit coolie emigration altogether at Hong
mg. and thc Chinese Government will bo
tmorialttsed to that effect. So long as thc
igratioa from Hong Kong continues, the
icao Government it is said, will pretend
it their trade is conducted under the samo
How to get rich-stick to your business,
ere is a man in New York city who has a
icken stall at one of tho markets.. He is
w reported to be worth $2,000,000. Ho ! j
es in a large brown stone palace-on Brook
i Heights, the furniture for which cost $120,<
D. Ho attends to thc sale of his own chick
3, never taking breakfast at home, but corr,
; over to the market every morning betwen ! 1
! hours of four and five o'clock. He can
seen every day, standing behind a marble
inter, with a white apron tm. In the after
on, ho drives out, with his wife and family,
a few ; friends, in an elegant carriage.
The Bore of the Sanctum.
BY JOHN 0. SAXE.
Again I hear tho creaking stop !
IIo's rapping at tho door !
Too well I know thc boding sound
. That ushers in a bore.
I do not tremble when I meet
Tho stoutest of iny foes ;
But Heaven defond mc from the friend
Who comes but never goes.
Ile drops into my casy-chair,
And asks about the news :
He peops into my manuscript,
And gives his candid views;
* He tolls where he likes thc liae^
And where he's forced to grieve ;
He takes tho strangest liberties
But uever takes his leave.
Ho reads my daily paper through
Beforo I have seen a word :
Ho scans tho lyric (that I wrote,)
And thinks it quito absurd ;
He calmly smokes my last cigar,
And cooly asks for more;
Ho opens everything he-secs
Except tho entry door.
He talks about his fragile health,
And tells me of the pains
He suffers from a score of ills,
Of which he ne'er complains ;
And how he struggled once with earth
- To keep the fiend at bay ;
On themes like those away he goes
But nevor goos away !
He tells rn?, of tho carping words
Somo shallow critic wrote, '""
And every precious paragraph
Familiarly can quote.
He thinks the writer did me wrong,
He'd like to run him through !
Ho says a thousaL J pleasant things
Bat never says " adieu.!"
Whene'er bo comes-that dreadful man
Disguise it as I may,
I know, that like an Autumn rain,
He'll last throughout the day. ? ?
In vain I speak of urgent task?,
Ia vain I scowl and pout ;
A frown is no extinguisher
It docs not put him out !
I mean to take tho knocker off ;
Put craps upon thc dcor :
Or bint to John that I am goce
To stay a month or more.
I do not tromblo when I meet
Tho stoutest of my ftes;
But heaven defend mc from from tho friend
Who never, never jrocs !
A Discarded Daughter!
Wc lind the following incident recorded in
a tfew York paper :
A gentleman residing in this city, not many '
miles from tho stronghold-, of what may be
called <; upper tendoin," lias a daughter some
where in the neighborhood of seventeen sum
mers, tall, majestic and finely formed-more
pulpy and voluptuous than is generally ac
corded to one of her year.-:. Her mother died
in 13G1. The father is lich. nobbisb, retired,
and very reserved -iii his Vays. She has a
step mother who has Leen confided to a:i in
valid bed fur over two years ptist, but she bas
always seemed tobe friendly lober "step
childs'' as site has so frequently cal ed htr.
The daughter possesses much beauly, is the
owner of two evil looking, bine eyes, and is
remarkably t: forward' ?nail manner of ways.
Uiiring'tbe past year she has been not only
extravagant, but very imprudent, immoderate
in her vehemence, wayward in actions, ried
wicked in design. 'A devil in petticoat ' is
no harsh natue for brr, taking into considcra
tiou the incidents of some of her startling
episodes; for certainly -he bas been a 1 b;g
bill of expense' to some one ! First of all,
she purchased a spin of horses and ordered
thc bill to be presented to ihe father, it was
paid. " She then reined her steeds furiously
about town, having sometimes a boy or a giri
with her. Hearing that a prominant man
had madia public remark that *no woman
could ever drive' him, and sh'! khowii g him,
drove up in front of his place of business,
called tmt for him, and when be made his ap
peal ance, she invited bim to take a ride be
hind her high spirited ttccds; which'favor was
accepted'. " I drive nry own team," seid she,
?is bo was about io handle the reins, t?;id in ti
?illy <.<!' ?he went, driving Curiously through
the public thoroughfare-', turning corner.-,
"rapidly short,'' while be endeavored to tell
her that she was too "fast" altogether, btu
what cared she ! When he was fair-y landed
in front cf his place of business, she spoke up
in the presence of a dozen or more gentle
men: <: Whenever you make another asser
tion that nc woman can drive you, b?.r me out,"
md bowing, c?' sho drove. Next she got tc
drinking huge horns of old brandy at bom
?nd abroad, and using profane lunguage o
:he public streets, wbenevor anything crosse
KT path, thinking it would be overlooked b
;ausc she was a rich man's only dangbte
From this sac g)t to carousing in dive
?vays, turning male company out of thc hon i
?ooo after they had called, assorting that s!..
lidn't want any ganders about. Talk to be
vhy, her father's reprimands were hissr
icorned and laughed at, as so much nonsens'
)ut bc told her, last for all, that her action
vere intolerable, her profligacy tcrriblo, ai i
itop she must-which threat she passionate!;,
lurlcdback in language unbecoming a lunatic,
nucb more a woman cf her culture originally,
vheu both lather and stepmother agreed that
ho would be thc ruination of them both.
Jhe, ia the absence of the former from tho
tty, called around ber in tho family mansion
:crtain characters, none too good in morals,
omc half dozen of both sexes-and thus, in '
losed rooms, under thc very roof where an
uvalid relative could hardly move, unless as
istcd, a scene occurred, which was kept ui
he outirc night, of a most licentious and de
railing nature. On the return of the father,
md after learning the particulars, she was
liscarded at once, driven away, and is now
uaking a sinful living, pretending not tocare
or mau or thc devil."
A STEVENS' OI-INION.-C. L. Vallandig
iam made a speech at Ripley, Ohio, one day
ast week, in which he said he had ?eec a
etter from Thad. Stevens to President John
ion, asking for tho release of Clement C. Clay,
u which Stevens said that uo man 'could be
egally and constitutionally convicted of trea
son, and that,:therefore, the sooner these men
.vere let go thc bettor.