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VOLUME IXXIL-NOt 49.
D?RIS0E, KEESE & C?.
EDG-EFIELD, S. C., DECEMBER. 4, 1867.
M. C. BCTLER. LE ROY F. YOUJ?ANB.
BUTLER & YOUMANS,
ATTORNEYS ADP LAW,
AMD ? -
Solicitors in Equity,
WILL Practico in Edge-field and the adjoin
ing Districts^ In"tho United Suites Courts/"and
in Bankruptcy, j Also, in'"Aigusjta^Qa.y
Office: Edgefield C. H., S. C.
Sept? - . tf $8
JOSEPH ABNEY. H. T. WRIGHT.
ABNEY & WRIQHT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Solicitors io Equi ty j ,
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,
Will Practice in the United States Courts, giving
their especial;attention to cases in Bankruptcy;
July 30 - I i?l i >- tf- 31? ;
JONES & NORRIS,
Attorneys at Law,
SOLICITORS IN EQUITY,
ILL PRACTICE in the Courts "of this
State.and of tho .United States.
Particular attention gi*-en to esses in Bank
Nov 5 , 3m* 45
Dil- H. PARKEirrosjaoctfully announces
that he is well prepared to execute in the best
milner and promptly all work in thc business,
-andras greatly reduced figures.
Having acquainted' himself -with ^he lateines
ti:u.iblc improvements in tho profession, and se
cured a full stock of materials, ?c., he warrant
good and satisfactory work to all who may desire
his services. . , s . . . . . ?
Edgefield, S. C., Aug.l, tf 31
The Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly announce him as a Candidate for Sheriff of ?
E Ige?old atthe next election..
Nov 7 to*. 45
pgr We have boen authorized by the Friends
of Capt. H. BOULWAP.E to announce him a
Candidate for Sharia* of Edgefield District at the
Apr 12 te* 16
For Tax Collector.
Tbs Many Frionds of D. A. J. BELL* Esq.,
respoctCully -nominate bim as a Candidate fer
Tax Collector at the next election.
Oct 18 te 43
THE many Friends ol Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL respectfully nominate bim as a Candidate
for TAX COLLECTOR at the next election.
. . SALUDA.
Dee 6 to* 50
Wo have- boon requested by many friends of
Mr. JOHN A. BARKER tn announce him a Can
didate for Tax Collector of Edgefield District at
the ensuing election.
Oct 2, te* 4
We hxve been authorized by friends of
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce him a
Candidate fur re-election to the office of Clerk of
tho Court of Common Picas for this District, at
the next election:
April 9 te 15
jJ5t"r*We hrtve been authorized by the m8ny
friends of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidate for Clerk of the Court
of Common Pleas for Edgc?old District at thc
June 20 te 27
NEW FALL AND WINTER
From Kew York and Baltimore !
HE Subscriben are now receiving thoir
PALL AND WINTER GOODS, which -were
bought in thc best markets in this Country, and
which in p.int of STYLE, QUALITY and
PRICE defy competition.
Our Stock consists in part of
Brown and Bleached SHEETINGS;
Brown and Bleached SHIRTINGS ;
Pillow Csso LINENS and COTTONS ;
Cotton ar.d Linen DIAPER;
Brown and Bleached JEANS ;
French and American MERINOE3 ;
Figured and Solid DELAINES:
Beautiful POPLINS and ALPACAS ;
LUSTRES ami OrnameuUl TWILLS ;
Ornament.1 LUSTRES in variety;
Opera and all Wool FLANNELS;
Canton FLANNELS ;
CLOAK?. S ll AWLS, NUBIAS, SONTAGS,
Balmoral and Hoop SKIRTS:
COLLARS. GLOVES, HOSIERY;
Lidie.*' and Gents' UNDERVESTS ;
Ladlee' and Misses* nATS ,
RICHON^ FLOWERS and FEATHERS;
READY MADE CLOTHING-a large and
well selected Stock, from the cheapest to the
D'.e skin CASSIM ?BB : . ?
CASSIM KUES und SATINETS :
TWTEEDS and Kcntuckr JEANS ;
Ved B'uAN'KETS, Saddle BLANKETS;
iMeu's and D'y?' HATS-all kinJs;
Lilies, M ii s ?f, Men's, Boys and Children's
SHOES, in great variety;
GPvOCL'hIKS.-large stock and fine variety;
HARDWARE. CROCKERY, GLASSWARE;
Fine FRENCH BRANDIES ;
Biker's an?l Gibson's beat WHISKIES ;
MADEIRA, PORT and SHERRY WINES ;
California CHAMPAGNES ;
CHEWING and SMOKING TOBACCO ;
Havana and American SEGART3 ;
TRUNKS, VALISES, CA RP LT BAGS:' ?
LUIDLES, ?c., ?fcc.
Call and examine for yourselves Wure pur
chasing elsewhere. You wil: CERTAINLY SAVE
MONEY. > ii)
?. At CKE.VTIIA.1? & BRO,,
No. 3, Pjrk Row.
Oct 7 , _ tf_4J_
ALL tboso indebted to the Enlate of ELBERT
PO?Ei\ dee'd., nrc notified to pay up at an
carly day. O'd debts may be compromised.
Those having demands against said Estate ?ill
present them to me.
W. H. TIMMERMAN, Ex'or.
Oct 22 2m 43
AFINAL Settlement cu tho Estate cf DAVID
PAYNE, deo/d., will be mo?e in the Ordi
nary's Office, on tho 1st January LSt?S. Tbose
having any demands ngjfinft rhe-said Estate w:ll
j.resent them by that day. The Notes and Ac
counts duo the E<tate will bo found rn tho hands
of Messrs. BI;TLKR k Yo Vlf A 58, upon whom all
persons interestEd will do well to oui).
H. W. PAYNE, Ad'or.
Oct 7_12t 41 .
IN F O RATION.
Information guaranteed to produce a luxuriant
growth of hair upon a bald head or beardless
face, a'io" ?'reeiys for the removal of Pimples,
Blotches; EmI'tiuns, etc., on thc hkin, leaving tho
samo s ft, ete .r, a id bountiful, can be obtained
without cbarz? l>y ?ddressing"
TH03. F. CHAPMAN, CHKHIST,
823 Broadway, NewTWk.
Sept ll Sm 38
WE HAVE JUST OPENED AND ARE OFFERING AS LARGE AND AS
CHEAP A STOCK OF DRY GOODS,
OF EVE$Y JDESCRIPTIOJN, as was eyer offered in this city. ?Ve do not merit* i
prjces, but assure the people that no house eau or. wilI sell Goods Cheaper than we.
H. F RUSSELL & CO.
IV ?a UH ia ta
IMPORTER AND WH0X.ESA.riIi:
MUGS, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS,
DYE-STUFFS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS,
AISTD DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES,
26*4 Broad Street. Aagusta, GaM
HAS NOW. IN STORE one of the most complete Stocks-in the Sonth, to which
he respectfully invites the attention Of Merchants, Physicians and Planters.
Thc Stock embraces everything to be found Jua FIRST CL SSS WHOLESALE
.DRUG HOUSE, both of American and Foreign production, which, is offered at
prices that cannot fail to please.
~r Having had-an. experience of twenty-two years, in thc Drug Trade in Augusta,
be flatters himself that he fully understands the wants of the people.
-, Merchants' are' assured that they can purchase their supplies from us?t NEW
YORK PRICES, freight and expenses added. .'
All thal we ask is an examination of our Stock and Price,s.
Oct 23 Sm 43
SADDLES, HARNESS, LEATHER,
.. AND -.
- SHOE FINDINGS ! '
C??S. G. GOODRICH.
HATCH & GOODRICH,
JSTO. 271 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
TE INVITE TUE ATTENTION OF OUR FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC
generally to our full and complete stock of
WHIPS, COLLARS, .
LEATHER OF ALL RINDS, SHOE FINDINGS, - ' ' - ?
And a well assorted lot of
We would be happy to receive a call from all our friend* at our new stand, No.
271 Broad Street " ...
HATCH ?fe GOODRICH.
Augusta, Oct 22 Sm 43
To the Boot and Shoe Buyers of
South Carolina !
Great Reduction in Prices !
WE ARE SELLING ONE OF THE LARGEST AND BEST SELECTED
Stocks of BOOTS AND SHOES ever oponed in this City. An experience of
Twenty years, and buying strictly for C:ish,_?Uiahles us to sell our.Goods from
25 io 35 per Cent Cheaper Ulan a at y other House.
JSP^'Call and examine. A trial will convince. Goods freely shown, and one
MILES' CELEBRATED BOOTS AND SHOES alway? on hand. Also,
WOOD'S CELEBRATED BROGANS, and all other Manufacturer's work of
jWR. CARROLL wishes his old friends and customers lo understand that
there is no Shoddy or Paper Stuffed Shoes kept in this Establishment. Our Goods
rgfOrders respectfully solicited.
E. F. BLODGETT & CO.,
%, . 202 Broad Street^ Augusta, Ga.
Augusta, Nov 4 3 fe 9 tf 44
UR OLD AND NEW FRIENDS AND. CUSTOMERS WILL BE SUP
plied as usual with the best of
Groceries and Articles Used by Planters
AT THE VERY LOWEST PRICES, at the old Stand of ?STKS & CLARK.
JOHN flt CLARK & SONS, ,
278 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
Oct 22 \ 3??43
O'DOWD & MULHEE1N
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
HAVE NOW ON HAND FOR THE FALL AND WINTER TRADE
the largest and most completo ?Stock of GROCERIES in thc City. Our Stock
having been purchased before thc advance in Gold, wc ure prepared to sell
.A3 LOW .A3 THE LOWEST.
IjgpMercb?ntj and Planters and Planters visiting our City would do well to call
before purchasing elsewhere. . .
Augusta, Oct 22 . 3ni s 43
In Stock, Wholesale anil RutniL
Jaconetand Swiss EDGINGS nnd INSERTIONS.
IrTStock, WboTeflulu and Retail.
Book and Mull EDGINGS and INSERTINGS.
GRAY A TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholcsalu ?ind RetaiL
Book. Jaconet and Malt EMBROIDERED^
BANDS. _?LR?LY ?TUBLBY.
In Stock, Who?o:alc and Ratall.
Book Jaconet and Mull EMBROIDERED
FLOUNCING._ GRAY A TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail,
?mb'-oidered. Hemmed ?nd Tupo Borderod HAND
; KERCHIEFS. _
. GRATA TURLEY.,
In Stock, Wholesale and ReUil.
Whito Edge, Black and Colored VELVET PilB
In Slock, Wholesale and Retail.
Bonnet and Trimming RIBBONS, in'varietv.
GRAY A TURLEY.
In Stoelc, Wholcsalo and Retail.
Ladies and Gents' Fancy NECK TIES, in great
variety. GRAY A TURLEY.
In Stock, Wh'lesalo and Retail.
SUSPENDERS and BRACES, in great variety.
_G RAY A TURLEY.;
I IrTstnck, Wholesale and Retail.
COLOGNE EXTRACTS, POMADE and FANCY
SOAPS. GRAY & TURLEY.
lu Stock, at Wholesale Only.
Steamboat, Mogul and Great Mogul PLAYING
CARDS.. ' GRATA TURLEY.,
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail.
HOOKS and EYES, PINS. NEEDLES, HAIR
PIES, LEAD PENCIL*
GRAY ? TURLEY.
This touching little piece has been floating
about for many yews, and is occasionally cast up.
on tho shore of newspaperdom. Tho waif is
sometimes credited to "Anonymous." If our
recollection is correct, it wus*writtcn by an unap
preciated Bostonian natnod. Robert Coffin,-a
printer, wc bolievo,-who lived uncared for, and.
died of consumption, poor and forlorn. This is
the story as we beard it in our youth. .
The piece is worthy of preservation, and may
well be laid to heart in this all too bitter-minded
' WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?
Thy'neighbour? It is he whom thou '
n,ist power to aid and bless;
Whose aching heart or burning brow
Thy soothing hand may press.
Thy noighbour? 'Tis the fainting poor
Whoso eyo with want is dim,
M hom hunger sends from door to door-i
Go thou and succour him !
Thy neighbour ? 'Tis that weary man,
Whoso years nre at their brim,
Bent low with sickness, cares, and pain- . ^
Go thou and comfort him !
Thy neighbour? 'Tis thc heart bereft \
Of every earthly gem;
Widow and orphan, belploss left
Go thou and shelter them! ' "
Thy neighbour ? Yonder toiling slave,
Fetter'd in thought and limb,
Whose hopes aro all beyond the grave
Go thou and rar som him !
- ?. ? IJJ?]
Whene'er thc-amcet'st a human form
Less favour'd than thine own, ;
Remember 'tis thy neighbour worm,
Thy brother or thy son.
Oh, pass not, pais not headless by !
Perhaps thou cauet redeem'
Th? breaking heart from misery
Go, sharo thy" lot with him. ^
A Chapter on Wives.
"A widow cf three husbands"-who i& cer
tainly qualified by experience to treat the in;
teresting theme,-discourses as follows of
wives, in th last Southern Literary Messen.
ger : ,
The poets, from Solomon to Saxe-as far
as 1 am acquainted with them-have sung
the praises of good wives. ? They have been'
appraised ?D soirg at a price above rubies^
crowns of gold and oilier first- cl as ? valuables,
and compared to au infinite variety of objects
in heaven and in earth, to which they bear no
more resemblance than a lively sevvn;g ma
chine bears to a dead snail.
The truth is. that good wives don't belong
to poetry. They are plain, quiet, household
facts. Their sphere lies within the narrow
circle uf thc homestead, nut among the stars,
and The duties, not The muses] are thc sources
ot" their inspiration. Fur inspired they are.
and with something better than day-dreams;
whilst their realm as they govern it, is right'.v
eoi:sidered, far more glori?os than the'iinB?y"1
region in uhich poets delight to quiver iLeir
A good wife is a womuu of business. She
proceeds upon a system having for i?s end and
purpose thc protection of her husband's in?
tere-ts, his comfort, his happiness, and the se
oureiuent to herscli of hts hearty, undivided
luve, if all married women acted iipon such
appian, there would be fewer matrimonial
jealousies, di sertior.s and divorces. Believe
me, thc best counterpoise to ull outside temp
tations is a pleasant hume, and such a home
-illuminated by the presence of a loving
wife.-wilt sometimes draw a wayward hus
band fret:. t!jc haunts pf dissipation, andmake
n mun of him, when bven his best friends
have said "Ephriata is joined to his idols, ?ct
1 need not describe a good wife, nor the
attractive a;pcct which tho little domes
tic empire, Home, assumes under her man
agement. We all know what an invitation
to come i:i and !>o c 'lufurtabl-, the family par
lor seems lo present, rm opening tho door.
Order, cleanliness, and tidiness arc the laws
ot' her bonsefao'ld, and somehow or other the
contrives to have the-mobeyed without scold,
ing. Uer vniee isrncver heard in tint virago
key. She does ?ill things mildly. A kindly
whisper is enough IWr ber children-, wiu) arc
never-ragged, dirty;or rebellious. Even the"!
oniy WiUch-dog looks as if he guarded thc
hou.se fur pure love, ami run lor the cold vic
tuals. But alas, these domestic paradises arc
like watering places in the desert, thinly scat
tered. Il mm were better, there would he
more .such homes, and if thtre tcere inore,
men would bo belter. There ar* cttatu.es in
broadcloth who cannot appreciate anything
that is domestic, and thereare beings in crin
oline who du r oLsei-m to understand the mean
ing of the word. Of these two classes comes
much matrimonial misery. Why cither should
marry I cannot conceive. Probably tho old
serpent, whose first exploit on earth was to
set its first couple hy thc ears, puts it into
their heads. 1 m./ht say a good deal about
bad and shiftless husbands. Heaven knows,
I Lave seen enough of them in all their mis
erable vairictuif I But to draw their pictures
d:.es not como within the scope of aiy present
purpose, it is of wires, and to wives, only,
that 1 wish to speak. And now, having dwelt
at some lergth on the merits of the good ones,
I ?ill give a few specimens from the black
sheep of thc flock, ll'among my brief sketches,
any married lady should taney she detects
ber own likeness, all that she has to do is to
turn over a new leaf, nud the resemblance
The slip shotJ-icifc is a terrible cye-sore
and heart sore too-to the man of methodical
habits. Oncmifrtt suppose, il* BUfih things
wire supposable in a matter-of-lact agc, that
the malignant fairy. Disorder, lins presided
at her birth and endowed her child with her
own habits, as a sponsorial parent. The mot
to of the slip-shod wife is, " a placo for noth
ing, and nothing in its place." Her home is
"chaos come again." Everything in the
house seems to have been either deposited
there by a gale, or washed in hy a freshet, or
dropped in a thunder-shower. Not that there
are any tokens of a rush of water, savo such
as might be indicated by the confusion. On
thc contrary, all tho rooms seem to be suffer
ing from a dearth of that fluid-and of soap.
The children's faces plainly show I hat they
arc not amphibious-being entirely of the
earth, earthly. The cats, falling in with the
family habits, seem to have neglected to wash
and towel themselves with their paws, ns tho
felines of cleaner households are accustomed
to do, and the frowsy dog throws out a cloud
of dust whenever he shakos himself. But tho
mistress of the dwelling, who shall describe
her I Open at tho back, pinned together in
front, down at the heel, and the heel unclean
ly, in her all the dirt and disorganization of
the domicile appear to be personified. A
head of frowsy hair, spiked all over with soil
ed curl-papers, forms the ornamental capital
of this pillar of ?he domestic temple. Surely,
surely the most inveterate man-hater that ever
lectured on woman's wrongc, might afford to
pity the husband of a slip shod wife.
The street yarn spinner is another variety of
the neglectful wife, who is a Fad''horn in jhe
sidc of her cara sposa. She is only at home
iu rainy weather, and her house hAs just such
a cold, gloomy, deserted air about it, as ono
might fancy appertains tn a Khan in tho Eas
tern wilderness that "hev?r bas a chance to
.make a cheerful echo or catch a living shad
ow, except when a caravan passes that way.
I have an idea that a home left to take <
of itself, unwarmed by a smile from its r
tress, from daylight to dask, grows dimi
and moro dismal in its aspect day. by t
Never did I enter the domicile of .a st
yard-spinner to find her, as usual, not?t ho
without getting the blues. There is'soi
thing in tbe very atmosphere of a bouse,
..wholly to the care of servants, that chills
marrow of my bones. And then, what n
, chief the street yarn spinner does. How
.tittle-tattles away rr-putalions ; how she tai
gocd names with her scandal-freighted broa
what cruel falso surmises and mendacious
mors, that truth seldom overtakes, 6hc set
gallop in the community. What trouble i
brings upon her unhappy husband, who
saddled with all the evil consequences of ]
heartless gossip. If this article should e<
meet?the eyes of any of the street yarn-sp
.nmg species, may it rcacn their hearts. An
and amen 1
The termagant, perhaps is worst of i
With ber there can be no peace, or hope
peace. Her " voice is still for war." A
what a voice it is. It is as the shriek o:
dozen greaseless axles. There is no let io
to it. Pitched in alto, it stays there. It g<
through you like a knife, and not only s
your teeth on edge, but makes your bair sta
on end. It transpierces the servants throu
the ears, and reduces them to a state of uer
diocy. It turns the milk of human kin im
sour in the gentlest breast, as surely a
thunder-storm turns eral milk to bonneycli
ber. But tho subject is too repulsive,
don't like to dwell upon it. Heaven keep
good men and true from intermarrying wi
one of those moral' ra-p3, called tcrmagan
vixens or viragos. A plague go with them
as indeod it does-go where they wili.
Thcrcare other varieti a of the black she
of the wife-fold, bat I havp no space todw
upon them herc. There are the fast wi
the blow wife, the pert wife, the dismal wi
aud several others, whose genius for maki
husbands wretched ^d themselves objects
dislike, is truly wonderful. But when all t
chaff ls winnowed away there is enough oft
pure sound wheat of womanhood to make i
good men happy. And besides, thonsands
incompetent and inconsiderate wives s
blessed with warm hearts; and where th?
is good material to work upon there is alwa
hope of reform. It is only wives witho
hearts that are incorrigible, and they are
truly exceptions, I hope in the kingdom
matrimony, as zoophytes, are in the kingdc
of vegetation. .' '
A word arid I have done- Let no wi
derm mc obtrusive or impertinent when Ia
vise all wives, for their own Mikes, to mai
heme so delightful that no spot on earth b
yond its walls shall seem comparable to
even in the eyes of a not easily impressib
husband. Shall I toil them how to do th
Not I. Every icoman knows.
The Crowning Outrage.
By private letter from Jackson, we leai
that, lhe satrap commanding District No.
has foi bidden the erection of a monumo
sent from Glasgow, Scotland, for thu grave
Cul. Honer: A. Smith; ol the 10th Miesissip
Regiment, who fell at Fort Craig, Kentuck
Can talamy seek a lower depth ? Word* fo
1 us with which to comment upon this last at
crowning net of despotism ; and we simp
lay tbe announcement before an outraged nc
plo. 'Hie graves of our dead arc not to 1
honored, but they must sleep unmarked an
unknown until coming generations redeti
the Lud from the thraldom of tyranny.
MORE SPITE AND HATRED AGAINST TnK DEA1
Wc copy the above Irom thc Telegraph <
yesterday. Robert A. Smith, a young Sco?cl
man, resided in Jackson at thc beginning c
tho war. He WHS then scarce twenty years c
age, but hi.i amiable deportment, his busine?
capacity, and integrity and morality, had wo
for him the love and esteem of tho whol
community. When the "Jackson itiilos
company was formed, he was elected captai,
and proceeded with it to Pensacola. Soo:
after its arrival there/its Colonel died, a:n
Capt. Smith, though the youngest captain ii
the regiment. 10th Mississippi, was chosen hi
?nooc*>or. This was a rare tribute to bi
worth and excellence. His regiment wen
with Brugg to tennessee, and in one ?>f tb
bailies ibero Colonel Smith was killed wbili
gallantly leading ou his teen.
Iiis elder brother, James Smith, who bat
formerly resided in .Jaekvm.but had returnee
to Scotland, determined after thc war io plat*
u plain u.id neat memorial <>f ttlTection ^v?-:
tho honored gr..ve <>f his boy brother, win
Was slecpiig the sleep ?f death in a far of
hind. This memorial, in the simps bf t
small in.rb'e monument had arrived, and thi
S?iTC-wing friend? of the deceased wore oboul
to pi tee it i>vet lhe gr. VP, when they were ar
rested in their lubur of love by lhe order ol
Gen. Ord. When we fust read of it we were
filled with indignation, which feeling was 6oori
however changed lo that Ol'fijrrowftli regret
regret that there was an officer in the United
States wearing thc stais of a Major General
who could so far forget tho honor of his
country and hi* own feelings as a man and a
gentleman, as to perpptrato an act so inex
pressibly mean and degrading.
Is it essentini to tho welfare and glory o?
the great uation that poor Bub Smith, tho
" bravest of tho brave,'' should s.lccp in an
undistinguished grnve ? Is it disloyal to shed
a ter over departed gentlemvs and worth?
Cul. Robert A. Smith was' General Ord's
peer in everything save rank, that, pertained
to a soldier and t. gentleman. How different
the conduct of Gen. R isccranz, who afier the
assault on Corinth, having witnessed tho ex
traordinary gallantry of Col. W. P. Bogers,
of Texa?, who fell OH the ramparts, caused
his body to bo rescued from tbe mass of dead
and dying, buried it with the honors of war,
and cau.-ed a neat enclosure to bo placed
aron ni1 his gra\e. jTere was the in.tg minimi
ty of a true and generous soldier who d.iel not
think it beneath his dignity, nor inconsistent
with his patriotism to do honor to a brnve
and fallen foe. Let Gen. OrJ remember the
fate of Griffin, who attempted to dishonor
tho remains of a brother soldier, the lameBted
Johnston. Thc judgment of God overtook
him. He too is in his grave, a grave which
in after years will be grass growu and forgot
ten, while that ol the other will bo garlanded
! with flowers and watered with lhe tears of a
generous and grateful posterity--Jackson
? ? ? ?-?
SEWARD'S ACQUISITIONS.-A correspondent
of the New York Times thinks thal Mr. Sew
aid's reiterated attempts to get a foothold in
the West Indies, is part, of a scheme for the
acquisition of all. thc We.;t India Islands as a
future home for tbe negroes of our Southern
States. Thc great bulk of the inhabitants of
Cuba, St. Domingo, Jamaica aud adjacent is
lauds are blacks ; and thc.proximity of these
negro countries to our Somborn coast, would
make it an easy ':hing to bring about the mi
gration or deportation of the two or three,
millions of negroes located iu tue States of
our Southern sea-board. The tropical climate
and luxuriant soil of these sunny i.-lcs would
suit them exactly, and they would have ?
great advantagejin scttliug down among peo
ple of their own race and nature. At the
j same time, the South would bu glad to get
i rid of a dangerous and antngonistifrelement,
j and the fear of "negro supremacy" would
i pass away from the whole country, or rather
I from the Democratic party. We don't be
lieve, however, that Mr. Seward ever bad any
I Buch idea in his territorial negotiations, either
j in Silka or St. Thomas.
?5T A Southorn paper publishes an nccout of
a hole on a hillside. The bank, it says, foll io,
and loft tho hols sticking out about ten feet.
[From the Neu ? York Etopret*.]
White Man's Government.
This paper has always maintained that the
governments of this country, as well National
as State, are white men's governments. Oar
fellow-citizens of the Southern States have
grievously erred . in rebelling against the es
tablished government of the country, and
grievously Lave they been punished for their
error. It is quite too mueh to add to thc
punishment bv subjecting them to the govern
ment and political control of the negro race;
we protest against it, and wu say that every
white man who does not unite in this protest
is false to his blood. In vindication of this
view we give place to the following letter
from an"old Whig, addressed to the late rati
fication meeting. He has touched the true
note-Me negro is io be protected by law in all
his essential rights, but shall not be admitted
to the governing class :
LETTER F tOM HON. HIRAM KETCUUM.
29 WILLUM STREET, Oct. 29, 1867.
Douglas Taylor, Esq., Chairman of the Com
mittee of Arrangements, ?cc. :
DEAR SIR : I am honored by an invitation
of your committee to address the Democracy'
of New York at the grand Democratic jubi
lee and ratification meeting on the 31st of
October instant. I hope that meeting may
prove a juoilee of tho whole people of the
city of New York, and of all the citizens of
other States who may happen to be present
in the city at that time.
I have read with high gratification tho
proceedings of the nominating convention,
which the meeting will be asked to ratify:.
Tnece proceedings were dignified, intelligent,
and highly patriotic. I rejoice io know that
they have been published in pamphlet form,
and hope that they may have wide circulation
throughout the State and the whole country.
.The utterances of that body, and the distin
guished speakers who addressed it, are wor
thy of tho State of Nev? Yoi:k.
All good citizens should unite in patting
down the party, now having the ascendancy in
Congress, which dares to acti outside and re
gardless of fundamental lav, embodied law,
embodied in the Constitution of the United
i States. What bond have we, aa a people,
but the Constitution; and what security for
liberty for us and our' children can there be
when a political party, happening to be in a
majority in Congress, shall be alloted to dis
pense with the restraints and obligations of
the Constitution 1 What right has sacha
party to be called a Union party, when it
breaks the very bond of Union ?
Besides, there is a question of deep interest
involved, incidentaily, in the expression of
popular opinion to be made at the ensuing
I election. Shall the descendants of the Afri
I can race among us, recently emerged from a
state of bondage, be admitted to the govern
I mg class"? I object not to their freedom, to
I their edncation, and to their beiug protected
in their essential rights of life, liberty, and
property ? but to admit them to the govern-'
ing class I do object ; for in all past time the
negro race have proved themselves unfit to
govern Slates or communities. The govern
ment of this country, and of all the States of
which it is composed, have hitherto been gov
ernments of white men ; and in my judg
ment, it is better for the preservation of lib
erty to all races in this country that theTgov
oming class should remain as it wa3 in the
time of our fathers.
These are views which I should take great
pleasure in elucidating and enforcing could I
comply with your polite invitation to be pres
ent and address I he meeting; but ab"onco
hom the city will deny mc the pleasure pf
uniting in the preit popular demonstration.
I am, very respectfully, your fellow-citizen,
GENERAL JOHN S. MOSBY IN THE NEW
YORK GOLD ROOM.-The New York Herald,
of Wednesday lait says :
About noon yesterday a ?strange scene oc
curred in the Gold Ro-jm on Broad-street.
.Sitting by the side of the Vice Presidcnt, Mr.'
Hoy tr wa? a person wearing a grf-y coat, who,
it was whispered round, was the ex-rebel
chief, ''Jack" Mushy. The brea?ts-of thu
loyal brokers bumed with indignation, '.vhiob
burst f.-rth in the shape of a note, written hy \
Mr. J. li'. Colgate arni sent to Mr. Hoyt, ask- j
in; t?im if-the rebel Mosby was sitting at his
side, and if so, protesting against his being
there. On receiving thu note and glancing
over its cont-His, t?e Vice-President read it
aloud a -d theti *a d, " .Gentlemen, nbow me
to introduce to you Colom-l Mosby.'' Mosby
then arose and was reei iwed with minuled
cheers and hisi.c?.- The brokirs of the New
Yurie Gold B >ard rere evidently teve'r more
divided than on this occasion. While some
.advanced to the Colonel to shake him by the
hand, others protested against the proceeding
by loyally shaking their beadd and gesticula
ting their indignation. Anml thc diu and
confliction, the following broken sentencei*
might have been heard: "No place lor a
traitor." " As much right there as anybody
else/' " Who have rendered thetneelves in
famous by- their rebellious acta ?'? " Colonel
Mo-;by was a brave stddier." Good judge
of horses." "A better man never lived."
" A worse was never hung," ?c. These de
lectable and eutenxining exposions of the
difference of opinion in which Mr. Mosby
was held Ly the brokers present were sudden
ly sUeneed by that worthy leaving thc room
and the-Vice-President calling a speciaJ. meet
ing cf the t?i'?rd, wbeu he desired to know
whether or not hu was lo he sustained in in
troducing his friends into thc room. Tab
leaux! The Vice-Pr?sident was supported
by tho majority, who endorsed Lis a-.-tion in
introducing from his elevated position, one of
his friends (CoK.ncl Mosby, tho PX-gaorilU
chief.) to thc loyal brokers of the New York
AT a recent ineetiug of the citizens of
Laurens District, held ?ir the purpose of re
ceiving tho report of their delegntes to thc
State Conservative- Convention, tho following
resolutions,, offered by Col. John Cuninghai-:,
(formerlyol Charleston) were rejt -ted,audthe
act iou of the Convention endorsed :
Resolved, That the " Address" lie on the
table. In the opinion of the white citizens of
Laurens District here assembled, the conclu
stons at which that address has arrived, to
wit : that " tho people (while) of the South
aro powerless to avert the impending rom,"
and that " tho responsibility to posterity and
to the world has passed into other hands," are 1
erroneous, and their announcement impolitic.
Thora who will make no.further effort, how
ever desperate their situal.iou, to do something
for their rights and safety, will never be eith
er respeeted or assisted by other portions of
Resolved, That the white peoplo of the
South-each mau-should now prepare to de
fend themselves and their households, and to
aid and co operate in any measures of relief
which may emanate (rom other quarters or
petsons, within the range of white civilization.
We expect nothing from and will grant noth
ing to the negro race or their assistants.
Resolved, That tho issues have now passed
beyond Ihe ballot box, andar? now " impend
ing'' over our households.
A BLACK FIEND.-A most terrible instance
of the brutality of the negro raco, when fully
aroused, cccurrcd iu Williamson county a
few days since, at a country place bearing
the more significant than elegant titlo of
"Lousy Level-a settlement made up of "a lit
tle grocery and several straggling buildings,
occupied by an interesting variety of tenants,
and not likely to compete successfully with
the general mn of commercial centres and
rest towns in other parts bf the' Stab.
The Impeachment yu e su on--ne
o? the Majority and Minority.
In the Hitase of Representative to-da;
Boutweil, second member of the Jud
Committee, rose to report the testimon
ken by the Committee on Impeaciimen
presented the majority report ; the Chai:
Mr. Wilson, dissenting. The report wa
pared hy Mr. Williams, of Pennsylvania
Tho summary of the majority report
" In accordance with the testimony
mitted and the view of the law herewitt
?ented, the Committee is of the opinioi
Andrew Johnson, President of tne ll
States, is guilty of high crimes and a
meanors, in-that," &c.
Jt closes with the following resolutiot
Resolved, That Andrew Johnson be
petehed for high crimes and misdemea
The report was followed by minglec
pressions of applause and dis ap proba tior
Speaker meantime using his gavel.
Mr. Wilson, Chairman of the Comm
for himself and Mr. Woodbridge, pn
ted the minority report, which conclud
We therefore declare that the case b
us, presented by the testimony, aud meas
by tue law, does not disclose such high er
and misdemeanors within the raeani.ig o
Constitution as requires the constitution!
terposition of the power of the House, an
commend the adoption of the following:
Resolved, Thv the Judiciary Comm
be discharged from the further considers
of tho propo-ed impeachment of the Presi
of the United Staten, and that tho subjec
laid on the table.
Mr. Marchuli on behalf of himself and
Eldridge, stated that they fully concurre
the resolution offered by ytbe Chairman,
Wilson, and also concurred entirely with
argument regarding the law of the case,
the application of the evidence thereto,
there were differences on some pointe w!
induced him and Ar. Eldridge to suba
third repon, which reports were all lait
the table. Ordered to be printed and a
thc special order foe Wednesday of i
General Grant's evidence covers three
umns, bat the following tells his story :
By Mr. Woodbridge. Question-I uni
stand your position to be this : That you
uot assume to originate or inaug?rate
policy, but that when any question came
and your opinion was asked as to what'
President was going; to do, or had done,
gave no opinion ?
Answer-That is it exactly, and I prest
ed the whole Committee so understood
I have always been ? atteutlve to my own
ties, and tried not tc interfere with other [
pie's. I was always ready to originate n
ter? pertaining to the army, bat 1 never 1
willing to originate malters pertaining to
civii government of the United States. WI
I was asked my opinion abuut what had b
done I was willing to give it. I origina
no plan and suggested no plan for civil g
emraent. I only gave my views on measi
after they had been originated. I simply
pre-sed an anxiety that something ehot-?d
dono to.give some sort of control down the
There were no governments there when
war was over, and I wanted to see some g
ernments established, and I wanted to sci
done quickly, and I did not pr?te,d to i
how it should be done, or in what farm.
The majority of the Impeachment Co
mittee in their report laid great stress on t
allrgcd usurpations by th? President of t
pardoning aud veto powers, and also as to 1
authority to make removals and appoi
mouts, and particularly refer to what th
term flagrant violations cf the const, tu tior
powers of the Executive in orgauiziog G<
eminent? in the Southern States at thc e
of tho war, without asking the advice of Cc
gress, as they assert, for personal purpos'
They refer io the pardoning of an hundr
and uinety-lhreo persons in West Virgin
deserters from the army during the war, whi
they state was'iu behalf of private and inti
eared parties, and in order that they mig
vote in accordance with thc President'? opi
The tenor of the Executive offences, throng
out tho entire report, cotisiats in ailegi
usurpations of the powers above mentio..e
The majority assert al6o lhat, by vano
official and other declarations, the Preside)
has ?ought io obstruct the laws of Cong e
for the pacification of the States with parti
ular reter?iiee to the constitutional ainew
ments appioved by Congress.
Thia report is very lengthy, and is aignf
by Messrs Boutwell, Williams, Ouurohhil
Thomas and Lawrence.
A report-was also submitted by Mesar
Wilson and Woodbridge, dissenting from tl
vbws of the majority, and asserting that thei
was no evidence proeuted which demain
impeachment, but that they condemned ti
President's political views and were willin
to censure him.
The minority report by Messrs. Marsha
and Eldridge, strongly defends -the Presider
from the abuse of his political encrait s, an
Biserta thai his only fault consists in not hob
?og to the.poiitical views of the party wide
elected him tn a.ttfst in Kutjugating the pet
plc of the South. This report is exireinel
caustic, and harshly abuses some nf tho wii
nfisses who restiticd before the Committee
In it Gun. Maker, tba Chief of Detectives; i
accuhed of perjury, and thc r^pjrt conclude
"tho President will be held in respect by hi
countrymen when his calumniators' aro pil
loricd in the undying scorn and indignaltoi
of the American people."
Thc points made in thc summing up of th
majority report against the President aro no
borne out by tho testimony. Pir..t, as to tli<
President baviug usurped the powers pf Con
gress in organizing governments in thc South
It will be found in General Grau t's tea ti
mony that the programme which WPS follow
ed out hy the President had beeu Jain dowt
by Mr. Lincoln. It hlso appears in Genera
Grant's testimony that he was present, by in
vitution, at the Cabinet Councils, in whict
the restoration of the Southern States was
considered, and that while ho affeuted to th?
"plan followed by the Administration, he did
not offer any suggestion of his own, but wae
a silent listener. Thc only active part he
.took was iu restraining the President's ardor
to have prominent Confederates, like Lee,
brought to condign punishment.
As to tho pardon of aromiaent Confede
rates it appears that mauy of the most promi
nent of them were pardoned on the recom
mendation of Gen. Grant, Attorney-General
Speed, Secretary Stauton, Ac.
AB to the trial of the West Virginians,
which the report alleges was done in order
that they might vote for a Democratic mem
ber of Congress, it appears from the evidence
that they were only technically deserters
they they were not pardoned uutilsomo weeks
after thc election, and that the President
merely endorsed the application in the usual
form, referring it to the Secretary of War,
who himself grauted it.
"The Committee enquired into the posses
sion by the President of certain Tennessee
bonds, on the supposition that thc possession
of them might have some connection with
his release of the property of certain Sooth*
ern rail road companies, but it appears that
President Johnson had been in possession of
these bonds for the last tweive .pears.
In reference to the trial o? Eon. Jefferson
j Pavia, Attorney-General Speed and the coun
sel for the .government,, shoulder all, the res
' pansibtl?ty ?fnot'naVffig' tried aim, lue avow
ea c?ese oeiog mai unie! ?j us nee vjDasewou.a
nert preside, .and that Attorney-General Speed
would not consent, nnder any circumstances,
to have the trial conducted before Judge Un
There was an attempt on the part of Ls*
fayette C. Baker, Chief of Detectives, to pen
UD a story about an imaginary letter. irena
President J manson, as then Military Governor
of Tennessee, to Jefferson Davis, offering to
turn over the State to him, but the Commit
tee could have had no tro able in deciding
what degree of credit was to be given io it.
The tale-foil stil?-born.
There is no alienation against the President
of his having personally given grouads of of
Ashley, of Ohio, who presented the arti
cles of impeachment, acknowledges that Le
has produced to'tho Committee all the valid
evidence in his possession.
From oct this dim and gloomy hollow,
Where hang the cold clouds heavily,
Could I bnt gain the clew to follow*
How blessed won ld tho journey be !
Aloft I see a fair dominion,
Through time and change all vernal still,
Bot where the power,'and what tho pinion,
To gain tho ever bloc ming hill ?
Afar I bear the music ringing
Tho .'ailing sounds of he-i von's reposo,
And the light gales are downward bringing
The sweets of flowers the mountain knows.
I see (ho fruits, all golden glowing,
Beckon the glossy leaves botwceo,
And o'er the blooms that there aro blowing
Nor blight nor winter's wrath hath been.
To anns that shine forever, yenfier,
O'er fields that fade not, ?weet to flee :
Tho very winds that there nay wander,
How bealing must their breathing be 1
But lp ! between us rolls a river,
O'er which th e? wrath ful I ctn post raves;
I feel the soul within me shiver
To gazo upon the gloom; wares.. .
A rocking boat mino eyes discover, ,
But, wo is me, the pijut fails !
In, boldly in-undaanted ovcrj
And trust tho lifo th : t swells tho sails
Thoo must believe, and ?ion must venture,
In fearless faith thy safo, y dwells ;
By miracles alono men enter
The glorious land of min?eles !
NEGRO.VOTIKO IX "FIVE YEARS!"-Iba
World, a few days ago, had a more than two
column article pointing out the.way in which
negroes may be allowed to vote in five years ;
whereupon tho Tribune has this remark :
" The proposition of the New York World
that the blacks of the South should have the
right to vote after, a five years' probation,
would have been regarded a* ultra radical
two years ago. Two years .13 the usual dif
ference between a Radical and Conservative."
But the editor of the World has not to ad
vance two years to reach negro suffrage-he ,
has rather to go back six years, when he waa
clear ahead of the editor of. the Tribune in
favor of negro suffrage. Ile is now trying
t) keep, in an awkward way, some where in
sight of the outer edge ot Democracy, bat '
the negro foot sticks out ridiculously every
day or two. He ia a proof that tho 14 Ethio-.
pian cannot change his' skin." His polit'cnl
antics iu playing the part.of a Democrat, con
stantly remind the public of the lamentable
failure of the ass in trying to wear the Hon's
skin'. Tho a53 was net improved, but the
lion was shamefully degraded. Tho man
who talks of amalgamating the condition of
the black and white races in Jive, or iu fiv>.
thousand years, has no more right lo call
himself a Democrat than an old skunk ha? to
pass himself off for a young fox. The rons:
important and sacred mission of the Demo
cratic party is to preserve the civilization of
the white race'ia America, to perpetuate thil
government for that race, and its posterity
forever-N. Y. Day Book.
NEG co RIGHTS IN NEW YORK Our.-Hor
ace Gt coley saya :
M A cjlorod iiaiivc of this city who owns bia
own house, carns an honest livelihood, and \ *.
a respected member of a christian church, ii
not allowed to drive bli own horse and ca? t
and do therewith thc carting ol s-jch mer
chants as may choose to employ him. Wo
should like to employ a colored mau lo lake
us.to and from a railroad station or steamboat
landing occasionally ; but thc ordinances of
thid Democratic city forbid it. A b!?.!< utan
who sbouhl.try to ear n a living by driving his
own coach and carrying passengers in it,
would be first beaten to a jelly for his impu
dence, and thea hauled'beforo a magistrate
for violating thc ordinance aforesaid."
John Grafton, a negro resident of th's un
pretending neighborhood, in endeavoring to
compel his son, a I it t Io boy about seven years
uf agc, to go and water t. horse, became so
enraged at the persistent retii?al cf the child
to comply with his demands, that ho seized
it, threw il up'. u the ground, and with his
coarse', heavy shoes stamped upon if-until life
was nearly extinct. Noi. satisfied Wi;h titi.-,
the brute seized the boy and forcibly placed
him upon the horse And attempted to ra-tho
him ride. The mother, at this juncture, ran
out and caught the boy in her arms, removed
him from the h-trse, aud in a few moments
afterward thc little rellow expired.
\Vhen the wretch discovered thc fal al re
sult of bis foolish anger, bc fled precipitate
ly, mado good his escape, and nothing to in
dicate his prceent wbcreub-uts has yet tnrrtfi
pired.-Nashville Union and Dispatch.
CONVICTION- OF A CITIZEN BY MILITANT
COMMISSION.-Before a military tribunal con
vened at Columbia, by order of General Can
by, John McGinnis, a citizen, waa arraigned
on the chargoot violating so much of G?mi
rai Order No. 10 as prohibits tho carrying of
deadly weapons. " It appears from tho testi
mony that ?a snapped ayavy revolver at ouo
soldier and threatened to shoot another. Ho
was found guilty, but to conform thc sentence
in a measure to the spirit of the State law. it
was commuted to stund as follows : To to
confined at hard labor for the period of six
months and to pay a fine of $500, which price
if unpaid, will be expiated by further impris
onment at the rate of $25 per month.. Fort
Macon is the place designated for his con
? ? '? -
NEGRO OPINION OF WIUTK BAOICALS.-A
correspondent of the Savannah Daily Adver
tiser says :
A few Tttghts sisee, passing a church where
freedmen love to congregate, we overheard
a conversation which amused us, and may
not be uninteresting to your readers. Sam
and Joe were cosily seated on the steps, when
Sam remarked :
* Joe, why don't you ga, to de League now
like you use to do ?"
Says Joe : "De fae is, I don!tlike de white
trash dat belongs to it. Yon aeo, dat ia 'scio
ty anybody, can jiue,.white or colored, and do
I white folks dat is jined are berry small taters,
few in a hill, rotten m de midd>. pithy at
both enda,and..mighty.stringy.at dat, andt
don't want to have notbin'-to do .wid 'em."
Sam's hehrty response Va*, " dal's .de. blot