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Tqz TRIAL or Ma. DATIs.--Ilota," the Wash
Ington correispondent of the Baltimore Sun, in
his SaturdA's letter to that paper says:
The tria of Jefferson Davis before the United
States Cireuit Coart in Vir,-inia is considered as
aettled, but Chief Justice Chase has not yet sig
nified his intention to hold the court for this or
any other purose,. The Judiciary Committee of
the House ane Mw directing their attenzion to
the grounds presented to them upon which the
charge of treason, not of conspiracy and for as
sassinazion, is founded, and-the Ckief Justice may
await their final report. The President will, no
doubt, remove the chief obstacles which the
Chief Justice indicated as prevented him from
trying a criminal case in Virginia. He must cer
tainiv rithdraw martial law trorn the State be
fore Justice Chase will consent to hold the ourt
far,Mr. Da-vis' trial. This has not yet been done,
bL-t it is thought that it wi'l be,
The law just -passed tO facilitate the trial at
Richmond authorizes a snecial term to be held,
as well as the regular terms in May and October.
If the Chiefjus-iee determines to hold the court
and try Jefferson Davis for treason, it n ill not be
so early as June, as some have supposed-other
engagements will prevent it. The .arors cannot
;be taker from West Virginia, as has been stated
in some qIarters. [Of course not, as the district
an which the alleged overt ae: was committed
does not, and did not at the time of its aleged
commitment, embrace West Virginia.] The ac
cused will have the usual right of pre-emptoiy
.challenge as well as objecting for cause. No
one believes that a jury is likely to be ernpan
.elled at Richmond that will agree.
A disageeniezt, and possibly a new trial with
like results, is -il that will conic of it. There
f,rewt'he Radicals are opposed to a trial for trea
son bLy -a,civil court in Virginia. Senator Suni
.zer is not alone in declaring it to be a farce.
zonie uneasy Radicals have denied the state
ment that the Ohio State Central Republican
Committee had a recent meeting and endorsed
the policy of the administration. I have high
authority for saving that an informal meeting
was held in Columbus, that twelve nembers were
present in person, and five others responded by
letter, and that of the whole Comn,ittee of twentv
three members there are but two members who
endorse Congress against the President.
ALMOST A HaNGING ScrAPE.-The Reno (Pa.)
Times relates the following ludicrous afiair:
Going up on the Atlantic road the other night
we saw a little by-play, which was comical to the
epectators. A couple of young people of the
sna* and female persuasions h been havig anu
animated argument upon some mteresting topic,
perhaps as to whether they shonld call upon a
minister at the next stopping place. At any rate
he was persistent and angry, and she reluctant
and pouting. As the train neared Leavittsburg,
the bell-cord was detached at the cud of the cai,
preparatory to separating the trii.n.
1he.end of the rope hung beside the seat zi-ch
the young man glowered upon the traveling
world. Partly for fun, and partly to ft-ghter his
compatnion, he jun.ped up, and throwing the end
of the cord about his ncck, pretended to hang
himnself, Just at tis tmoment the brakesmen at
the forwvard end of the car seized the rope, and
S gai-eit a tremendous jerk to draw it out. The
twitch upon the oord almost lifted the young man
from his feet, and made him see sta.rs that ,.werc
-not down in tbe books. The young lady ju:mped
up with a feminine shriek, and caught hold of her
beloved to keep him from being drawn~ headiong
through the cord loops. As he settled back into
his seat, it is hard to tell which had the whitest
f.ce, even wher they came in close cor.t-act a
minute after in~ a labial proclamation of pea: e.
We think the minister in the next town Got a ee
THE Scr'REME COU~RT ON CONFEDERATE oEY.
Upon a rehearin.g, the Supreme Court, yesterday,
rendered a .deciion afliming a decree of the
Coutt, made in December last, in the case of
-- Ceorge Schmidt es. Jacob larker, appe aled by
- erend1ant from ttie Sixth Distiit Court.
Tintiff was a depositor in defendant's bank,
The Bang of Commerce, from January 17th to
A pril Ist, I862. A baharee was due him of $400.
This, subsequent to the occupation of the city by
the Federals, plaintiff demanded in legal tender,
which defendant -refused, and offered Confederate
money. It was in proof that the business of the
* bank,~at the time pa~intiff kept an account with
it, wasconduicted withi Confederate money; and
upon his bank book was inscribed the following
notification: "Deposits in this bank are received
- only on condition that the amount is to be drawn
in Uonfederate money."
The opinion of the court, n>~w re-arirmed, was,
in brief, that Confederate m'nney having, upon
the face of it, been issued to miake war upo-n the
governent of the United States, parties volun
tarily dealing in it, as was the case with both
plaintiff and defendant, were culpable-guilhy of
an immoral act-and the courL could not lend it
-self to the enforcement of contracts entered iwto
in centempt of law. Dee!aring this contract.
therefore, null and void, the decision of the los' er
court, which was i.n favor of defendant, was or
,dered to be reversed.-5. 0. -Cescent, 15th.
fr.w 'Yoax, May 23.-FOREIGN INTELLIG ENcE.
The extracts from the European papers repre
- e ent war as inevitable. There is no confirmation
*of the report of a European Congress to be held,
or signs ot mediation. Earl Clarendon, in the
House of Lords, said that the English Government
-would not engage in war directly or indirectly.
Napoleon in~ a-speech at Augurean, said, "I de
test these treaties of 1815, which it is now souzh t
* to make the -basis of our foreign policy." The
declaration was considered a signal for war, and
th4e Paris Bourse was panic-stricken.
'She London 7bdes, c.omimenting on this says:
'40aiy Napoleon car' prevent war, but unforta
natelv the arbiter of the Con,tine'nt speaks ocly
so spread dismay on every exchange, by some
6An attempt had bee.n made to assassinate
Coun.t Bismi.ek by the son of a Republican refu.
gee, named Carl Bloud. The assassin fired five
shots, all of which were ineffectual. Bisrmarck
seized the assassin and gave him into custody.
THE DISAsTROts CoNFEAGRATION IN NEW YoRK.
-The fire which occurred in New York on the
22d istant was th~e most destructive that has
taken place in that city for niany years. Inclu
ded in the ruins are the Academy of Music, the
New York Medical University, a Church, and
several dwellings and mnanufactories. The esti
mated loss is from three to four millions of dol
lars. In its early days the Academy of Music
pwas considered the model buildimg of its kiod im
Amri,ca. At a later period, hiowever', s:rr2eures
for similar purposes have been erected in other
cities a hich eclipse the New York Academy in
points of spaciousness,. architecture and ornament.
Its destruction will be keenly felt by the thou
sands who were accustomed to attend weekly the
entertainments given within its walls, and can
not avoid b-ing higt ly advantageous to the man
agers of the theatres, whose audience will be
DEFINITIONS5 NOT IN WKBnSTER.-Buss, :0 kiss;i
rebuss, to kiss again ; pluribus, to kiss n ithnout
regard to sex ; sillybus, to kiss the hand insten d
of the lips ; blunderbus, to kir the wrong person;
o.mnibus, to kiss all the persons in the roon,: ere
bus, to kiss irn the dark.
Evidently the com,try girl who went down to
the city receently had these definitions in her
mind. A young gentleman was to esicort her
some distance through the town, arid not wisn
ing to walk, he remaked, Hold on, Y ary, lets
-take a "buss ;" but Mary, blushing to the eve
brows, drew back, and with wounded modesty
replied, "Oh, George, riot right here in the
THE OTERLAND TELEGRAPH.-The Northern
Orland Teleganh enterprise is a gigantic affauir.
WRAT WRITINGs REQUIRE A STAMP.-WE
publish the following for the benefit of onr
1st. Instruments of writing dated before
October 1, 1802', do not require a statnp.
2d. Those d.ted between October 1, 1862
and Aug. 1, 1864, may be st.mped either he.
-fo-re or after use by the court regis
3d. Those dated since August 1, 1864, and
not twc:ve nonths old, may be stamped be
fore a U. S. Collector, without payment of the
penalty of $50.
4th. Those dated after August 1, 1864, and
more than twelve months old, can be stamped
upon pa-lyment of the penalty of $30.
And efery assignment of a note, which as
signment is dated since October 1, 18652,with
out regrard to date of the note, is to be
stamped as.an agreement, namelv 5c., no mat
ter how irlrge or how small the note may be.
A!: persons having notes unstamped should
have them stamped at once. A receint for
money or property, of over $20, no matter
what the anount, requires only a two cent
[We mention for the benefit of those who
have not noticed the distinction, that the p,r
son referred to in the third paragraph of the
above as a "U. S. Collector," is not the party
who receives taxes in eich judicial district.
The latter personage is a Deputy Collector,"
and is not authorized to stainp papers ; but
on the contrary is strictly prohibited from
doing so. South Carolina is strictly divided
into three Collection District4, with a Collec
tor for each division. The division to which
Newberry belongs is known as the fourth
di-trict, and is under the contr.l of-Mr. Jas. (G.
(1ibbez, of Columbia, S. C. Persons in this
division who may have papers requiring
staimps under the third paragraph, must ap
ply to him.
YorNT.uN S:1oAL OF THE ENOREE RIVER.
Me,rs. Kay & ilewetson, Architects and
Engineers, Columbia, S. C., have been for
some time engaged in making an accurate
S1urvey of the.above shoals, and have kindly
furnished the Spartanburg Express with the
following rules of their labors
"The total fall of the Enoree River at the
Mountain Shoal, in a distance 2,(00 feet, is 02
The most rapid descent is between the
bridge and 2 mile creek, where, in a distance
of 45o f"et, the fall is 33 fet.
The fall from head of Shoal to Bridge is 9
feet, and from 2 mile creek to foot of Shoals
There are excellent mill or factory locations
on both the Spartanburg and Laurens sides
of the river, with almost unlimited water pow
On 2 mile creek, a considerable stream,
which enters the Enoree just below Mr. Nes
bit's fiouring and saw mills, and. a few .hma
dIred feet from the mouth, there is a fine null
location-the stream here is a distance of 200
feet, having a fall of 17 feet."
The above exhibit is but one among the
many that Spartanhurg District might present,
of its v'ast resources in -water pow.er. The
Tygers, Pac lets and Fair Forest, with their
numnerous tributaries all containing many
shoals, falls and rapids, are able to work nll
the matchinery that the capital and enterprise
of this. country could construct in the next
twentv rears. We hope that our enterprising
citizens~will avail themselves of theservices of'
these .skillful engineers, in making similar
surveys along our streams, that an accurate
statement may be presented to the public of
the immense water power of this district, and
of the State generally.
WiAcrNGoN, May 23.-SPEEcH OF SECRETARY
SWARD AT AUBtCRN.-Seeretary SEWARD deliv
red a speech at Auburn on Tuesday evening. He
said the solicitude which pr-evades the country
oubl, perhaps, ju-tify him in addressing thre
pople upon political topics candidly and patrioui
ally. When good Union men were suspicious of'
cbaige, in view of de'feated rebels and their sup
ort of the President's policy, he from the first re
ected the idea that the ebiange was accomplished
for treasonable purposes. Reconstructionr is not
eeded, because the cour.try, as constructed o cn
ince, has not b en destroyed, What is needed is
econiiation between Senators now acting and
hose who, Lbemg loyal, have been or av be
lected hereafter from Southern States. With fe w
xeptions, Southeru people could justly be ae
cpted, Our fellow-citizenrs of the Southern States
ave, for the last four years, been neariy without
i goveranment ; buit they are now organized, and
othing is needed but cone-iliation.
The Pnsident's plan of reconstrutction is, that
o far and so fast as unrepreseiited Southrern
State; p,resent themselves in a loyal attitude by
-epresntaties unquestionably loal, they are en
itled to representation. This plan in practicable
o plan proposed by Co:gress so far will prove
feasible. lHe was aware there was a difference
etween the President and Congress, but hoped
his difference would not cause the Union party to
ose its great influence in guiding the country to
ExTRAOnrINARY SroRY oF AN IRoN CHEST.
W hat very nearly amnouinted to a shocking tragedy,
eminding one inot a little of the famous story of
he bride and the ehest, took place at Oxford,
anada, last Tuesday. At the handsome Ralph
loel in that city, hitely built, t wo meni and a boy
e.ployed on the premises, from fun aind curiosity,
e believe, got into a very carefully constructed
ireproof plate chest. Another servant, also in
'n, :Ittle thinking what lie was doing, closed the
oor. It fastened with a spring lock, and the
orrified victims fou: d themselves enclosed in an
ir-ight box about three feet square by six feet
igh. It is difficult to underst-mnd how three
>ersons could have squeezetd themselves into such
place, for there was only just standing room;
>ut such is the fact. Their eies soon alarmed
he establishmuint, and at last the key w~as found;
but as might be expected in the confusion, tund'-r
he agonizing effort, of' t lhe frightened man who
had shut the door, it broke in the lock. There
was nothing for it but to b:teak in, but the extra:
or dinary strength of' tire door r'esisted every effort
of sledge hammeis wielded by pow ei f'ul mni
working for the life of' their fellow ereatuies.
Te escape of the prisoners was only tflected,
af:er hatving beenr immured for mno-e than half an
hour, by breaking through the wall with proper'
masn'1s t:>ols. The boy fainted, and one of' thre
men was bleeding frotu the rose and mouth ; thre
oiler had rnot yet begun to suffer visib!y, though
much distressed. A very few minutes more-it
is said not five-and some, if' not all, must have
perished. Considerable crowds called around
the hotel, both at the time and af'tei ward.
NEGP.o ScnooLS.-Several negro schroo!s for the
education of freedmen live been opened in this
town, arid are well attended. It is a novel.sight to a
Southern man to behold the juvenile Ethiopians
thronging to the halls of seience. There is a
r ave doubt in our nminids w hetiher the newly
Kwakenred thirst of knowledge has been revive'd
from a laudable desire to rise in the scale of mo
1rality, or from the ambition to surpass their less
Itot umate fellows in social position. DSe this as
it miayv, if' the expansion of their intellects will
enable them to appreciate correctly their posi.
Itioni and ou:-s, and to comrprehend the miutuali
relation we beir to each other, we say succeas
to the djiffulion of' information among the freed
A London paper says: "In a lar'ge glass case,
stading in one of the upper chambers of our
National Museum, is to be seen the skeletoni, de.
;~ ~nd hrr.l eltlie. o
ITHE 1AAEEKLY HERALD.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Wednesday Morning, May 30, IS66.
Mr. THOMAS P. SLIDE, of Charleston, is the
authorized agent of this paper, to procure ad
vert-scmenlts and receipt for monies due.
Change of Schedule on G. & C. R. R.
The ears arrive now at 11.35 a. m., from Co
lumbia, and leave for Columbia at 2.45 p. m.
The Stay Law.
In our last issue we made some remarks upon
te lue decision of the Gourt of Errors, declar
ing the Act oh the Legislature, known as the Stay
Law, unconstitnutional and void. We have been
confirmed in the views which we then expressed
by developmen's which are being made in every
quarter. The intelligence that such a decision
had been made, as it went through the country,
produced the profoundest sensation. A deep
feeling of depression followed the surprise which
it awakened in the minds of the people. They
looked upon it as the death knell of what little
hope had been left them, of wonking out their
deliverance from the evils which %he results of
the war had entailed upon them. By energy, in
dustry and economy, they had hoped in a few
years to retrieve their losses, or at least to secure
to thiemselves and their families comfortable
homes. But this decision has dissipated that hope,
and filled theni with deQpair. They see the piti
less storm crathering thiek and fast, but have no
place of refuge. \\'e knew that there was great
indebtedness in the country, but every day's de
Velopm'lents show that it far exceeds what we ap
p ehended. So general is it, and so small are the
neans to meet it, that confidence has entirely
given way, and the prospect is that not only will
the debtor class suffer, but that the creditor wiil
find his apples of go!d turned to Dead sea fruit.
If the collection of debts be generally enforced,
as every body now belieqes, there will be such a
sacrifice of property as has r4ever been seen in
any country. It i; unnecessary to argne the
question, what has produced this indebtedness?
It is sutlicient to know that it exists, and that the
inabiity of debtors, in much the larger number
of cases, to meet their debts, has been produced
by the loss of negro property, by no default of
their- own, but by the act of the Government.
Tlhe people have been ruined, impoverished, by
this ;esult of the war. What a sad spectacle will
be presented, when this class of our fellow-eit
zens, who have made every sacrifice, which duty
and patriotism claimed, during a long and bloody
war-many of whom have made libations of their
own and th6r children's blood upon the altar of
their counmry, are brought down to penury and
want, and left without a shelter for their heads.
Remorseless creditors miay contemplate such a
picture with feelings of pleasure ;judges sitting
on the bench, in the cool atmosphere of legal
lore, and discoursing learnedly on the points sub
mnitted, or searching laboriously amongst musty
tomes for-precedents and authority, may not even
cast -a glance at it, but it is nevertheless a picture
at whvlich the common feelings of humanity and
justice revolt. B3ut it is said why discuss the mat
ter, the Court, the highest tribunal, has decided
the question, and there is no appeal. We heg to
differ with those who take this view. We be
lieve there is a remedy.
W~e are not lawyers, and do not propose to re
view this decision. But with all deference to
those who have pronounced it, we must be per
mitted as journalists to say, that the circumstan
ces under which it has been made arc most ex
traordinary, and that those who are responsible
for it have played a most extraordinary part in
the histoy ef this Law. Let this history be told
and it will then be seen whether there is not
c:.use for sturprise,-astonishiment, at this deci
The act refered to was passed in December
1861, and has been re-enacted by each succeed
ing Legislature since its passa.ge, with little or no
opposition except at the last session. It has
been endorsed by the people in every election of
Representatives that has since taken place. But
i: has a still higher sarzction. It was re-enacted
by the G;onvention of September last, called to
remodel the State Constitution and adapt it to
to the new situation. In this Convention there
were not only farmers and merchants, men little
versed in Constitutional Law, but the learning
and talent of the Bar of the State were represent
ed. It is known that six of the Judges who sat
in Court of Errors which pronouncedi this de
cision were members of that august body. One
of them presided over its deliberations, and
others of them were chairmer~ of the most im
portant Committees. The ables' lawyers of the
State were acti'e members of that body, and
these with the judges tshaped its measures and
controlled its action. What higher authority,
what greater samection could a law hav.e than this
act. Is it strange, under such circumstances, that
it was looked upon by the people as law, as in
conformity with its settled principles and the
Constitution ? Yet when the case is made, the
Court of Errors with btut one dissenting voice
declares it no law-that it never was Law, be
ing in conflict with the Constitution of the United
States. And more strange still, five of the six
Judges who were in the conventcion when the or
dinance referred to passed without opposition, con
cur in this decision. Is there no ground here for
surprise? Is there not something extraordinary
in the part which these gentlemen have performed.
Tie Bench and the Bar are mainly responsible
for the enactment of this Law. It is not our
purpose to assail either. The purity and inde
pe1.dence of the former, in all past history, is
worthy of admiration. But those who fill this high
station are but men, and are subjee.t to the
faults and frailties of human nature. With all
due deference for their wisdom and official
dignity we must be permitted to say that
their position in this matter is not an enviable
one. Consistency amongst politicians has long
since ceased to be a tirtue, but we had always
hoped ahat it would remain the brightest jewdl
of the judiciary.
But enough on this point. We said there was
a remedy still in reserve for the evils which this
decision will bring on the people of the State. It
'is this :-Let the Courts be closed for 3the trial
of civil suits. Surely the Legislature can at will
pa - aw eguling the siinga of the Courts,
Charleston and altimnore.
rhe Charleston correspondent of the Columbia
Carolinian says: The wharves of Charleston aro
about the busiest portion of the city at present.
Messrs Street, Brothers & Co., are the ngents for
the new line of Baltimore steimers, the fir,t of
whieb (the Adele) arrived vesterdar, uith a large
and well-assorted cargo. Messrs. Willis & Chis
olm have added another to their line of Balti
more vessels, making now four upon that line,
and with the t%vo on the new dic, the steam con
Munication between these two ports is equal to
that between here and New York. This i as it
should be. Baltimore of'ers as many induce
ments to the Southern merchants as New York.
The frm.ights are less, the distance shorter and
the goods can certa.iy be purchased cheaper
there than fu tb-i No. Ji. Several merchants
who lately purchased at New York came back by
land, and stopping at Baltimore, found that they
could have suited themselves much bett-r than
where they had bought.
It is to be hoped that by fall, or at the far
tiest, by next spring, Charleston wil be a mar
ket for foreign goods, and merchants will not
have to go North, as they can then purchase here
much cheaper than in the Northern citi!s. There
is no city ot the coast between Baltimore and
New Orleans of such importance in every respect
as Charleston. This is so well known that capi
talists have turned their attention and their mo
ney in this channel, and a Charleston and Euro
pean stearship line will soon be an establisiied
Godey's Bookf>r june.-We are inde'ted to
Messrs Duffie and Chapman for a copy of this
favorite monthly ; the contents are various and
entertainingand itspageshandsomely embellished.
These gentlemen are supplied monthly with it by
the publisher and can furnish it to all who feel
disposed to buy, by the single number, or as
regular snscribers. They are in supply besides
of other current monthly literature, and various
And thanks are also due for copy of N. Y.
The Lost C,.u.e.-A new Southern History of
the war of the Confederates, comprising a "full
and authentic account of the rise and progress of
the late Confederacy-the campaigns, battles,
incidents and adventures of the most gigantic
struggle of the world's history," by Edward A.
Pollard of Vir-iiia, the initial pages o! which
have been received. A beautiful steel engraving
f Mr. Das is adorns it as a frontispiece; a me
alion plate of seven vignettes giving truthful
likenesses of Gens. Beauregard, E wellI, Longstreet,
Stonewahi Jackson, A. P. Hill, J. E. B. Stewart
nd A. S. Johnstoni, occupies an appropi ite p!:ace.
t is bnely printed, and is sold only by subscrip
Catalogue of Unirersity of V iy'nia.-T he
publisher Mlr. C. Wynne furnishes us n' ith copy of
his catalogue embracing the sessions of 1S61,
'5 and' U00. Numiber of students during those
sessions in the different schools or departments,
44. The present sess.ion comamececd ist or
Otober, and will continuie until the 29th of June,
when results ofexamuination are annonneed,ecertifi
ates and diplomas awarded, and addresses de
ivered by the Bachelors and masters of Arts.
Field and Fire.sid-published a t Raleigh, N. C.
ccasionally, but whenever it does come it is very
elome. We would much prefer a weekly visii
owever, as we esteem the Field and Fireside the
est paper of its kind published.
THm GALA.m-for June 1st is already received,
and we look at it with a sense of reh-r.eshing, -it
s so nteat, clean and well printed. A glance at
its table of contents promises a rare treat, on the
eading, w hich it will have at an early moment.
'he Gala'xy is printed fortnightly, 25 ets a num
er, or $3 for the hialf yeair. Subscriptions should
e addressed to W. C. & F. P. Church, No. 39
ark Row,3Xew York.
THE DAIL.Y Passs, Augusta Ga., finds its way
o our sanctum, from our friend E. II. Puzghe,
ublisher and proprietor, the first to introduce
n that city a free paper, of whieb character is the
Press. It is sustained chiefly by its advertising
>atronage which is large, the paper bemng dis
tributed gratuitously every morning. We notice
lso that the Southern medical and surgical Jour
nal is published at the Press oficee. Terms $-3
>erannum in advance. Success to th e energet
WrH-r GEMnm Lanonens REQl'IRE -The Co
ubus (Ca.) Empqirer allutding to the recent im
ortation of Germian immigrants in that section,
intimates that the experim:ent mayv faiil.
We are told that the German labhorers are ac
ustomed to at home, and wouild require here, a
owl of soup orecoffee early in the morning before
they do any kind of work; then breakfast at
eighit, consi sting oif bread and genera.l;y ofeheece,
rd, smoked bacon, or sausage, and a ration ot
hisky-half hour for this meal!; dinner at noon,
onsisting of thick soup made of potatoes, turnips,
beans, peas, shelled barrey Or Oats boided with
otatoes, and seaeoned with onions fried in lard or
aon-One hour for this mn I ; a four o'clock
meal, similar in all respects to the break fast,
aalf hour; and supp.-r after all work of the day
is done, consisting of boiled pot atoes soup, milk,
e. The bread to be leavened bread made of
bolthis bill of fare would require of the
Southern planter not only a material change in
is hours of eating, but a very great cha;nge in
the kind of food and manner of cooking it. Thme
old sy'stem of raising nearly all the prov sions
on the plantation would have to be ebianged
for out- planters do not like cheese, nor can they
grow onions to advantage, nor can they ke'ep
the Irish potaLtoes of their own raising for any
length of time All of these articles, as well as
beans, would have to be bought in most part
from th~e North. With rye flour they are almost
wholly unacquainted ; they could produce it in
great~abundance, but would have to accusrtim
themselves to the use of it. The expenses of the
plantationi would be materially increased by this
substitution of Northecin for Southern articles of
STTE EL EcTios.-The State elections in the
several States are held its follows:
In New Hlamp-hire, on the first Tuesday in
Marh ; in Connecticut, on the first Monday, a nd
in Rhode Island on the first WXedniesday of April;
in Virginia, on thme forrth Thursday in Ma~y ; i
Oregon, on the first Monday' of June ; in Alabama,
Arkansas, Kentucky atnd Texas, oni the first Mon
day, in Tennessee, on the firt Thursday, and in
North Carolina on the seconid Thursday of Au
gust ; in Vermont, on th fir- Tesday, in Califor
nia ont the firist Wednesday and in Maitne on thle
second Monday of September ; inl Florida amid Mis
sisippi, on the first Moniday, in Genorgia, on the
first Wednesdav, in Indiana, Iowa,t Ohio and Pe:m
slvaia, on the s. cotid Tuesday, and ini West Vir
gini, on the fourth Thursday of October; in Louti
siana, Ott the first Moniday, in Deleware-, lbinois,
Kia. Mar-lad \M sa-hiuset Michigani Min
THE F,iu ..-This happy event came o , as
promised by the managers, at Mendenhaill's, on
Thursday last, the enjoyments and success of
which w-ill be long remembered by the partici
pamnt s. Unfortuniately we did not go, owing to
some of those little circumstances over which
one has 11o control, and( suffered thereby a most
excrucia:lng fit of blues in consequence. It was
a iegul,ir gala d.y, almost everybody participa- 1
ting ho co;d, the invitations we believe being;
pretty genetal, and not confined to particular
Setts as is too commonly the case here. The
young bloods and(I beaux were early astir, resplen
dent in finest store clothes, making their last
preparations, getting ready vehicles and quadru
peds of every known description, size and form
to convey sweethearts, friends and visitors to the
scene of action. What tLe 1idies were doing in
the meantime, every one acquainted with their
delectable hiits c-an readily tell,-fixing up gen.
erally, putting the last faseinating finish to their
prettyne-, twisting a wilful curl here. adding an
extr. beau-calchcr there,strighteni:g out and
a justing bwnnet, ribb,n und fo!d, ad infin-'um
and wondering each the while how the other
world look, and what the effect upon the gentle
men. We dont blame them a bit, bless their in
nocencey if they are bewitching 'and know it.
y thwa girs-h but the fish nic; true we
had almost forgo:ten thatin a desire to tell them a
little secret wor:h knowing ; well, we did not go,
but saw the preparat ons for starting, banners
flying, horzes prancing, ribbons flittering eurl
straying, bright eyes sparkling, heads nodding,
tongucs chattering, yotung ladies, misses, a few
babies and many tnrons, silks, muslins, ribbons,
baskets of roast pigs, poultry, cakes, pies, young
men, boys, white vests, black pants, paper col
lars, fancy ties, mixed up with wagons, carts,
b'lances, buggies, gigs, carriages, horses, mules
and freedmen made up the picture ; merrily they
moved, and safely arrived, and enjoyed them
E ves to the full, as we were informed by Captains
Mac. and Bob, exceptig thc.quadrupeds of whose
i enjoyment nothing is known. The dinner spread
out in the shade in the shape of an L was abun
dint, delicions, and ifany fai;ed of satisfiaction
they alone were to blame. Dancing was of
cnire in the programme and the gay party
tripped it to their hearts content, until the clo
ing day reminded them of the necessity of re
turn, which they did with colors flying. The old
mi 1I, and gin house in which the dancirg was
done, and may be a sh~ady oak or two might be
able to tell of niany a little heart-story, tenderly
breathed and fonidl y listened to, b)ut to ask a rev
e!at ion of these whispered secrets would not be
proper; timne perhaps will revedl some of them
But one episode oect red of ani unpleasant na
ture, the givingwa~ f the old gin house ".flat- }
fort," so-c111ed by freedmen, upo:n which was
crowded a number of these sable lookers on, who.
had laid down the shubbel and de hoe, to listen
to de fli.dle and de bow. The first warning crack
of the old timibers caused the field statff to squat
as it were to miake the weight lighter, but it I
would not availt crack followed crack, down.,
d.wn went flatfortm, eolored ladies and gem-}
men, and over the din, cracking and spiintering,
onte old voice was heard, 'bress de lord, oh massy
mue, hut Ise dione for now.' The poor old creature
ream. .- .. 0m T.Mu~g her 9ut and
laving her upon at lo:, her friends proceeded to
an examinationt of the wound which was found
to be .'n the most prominent and flashy p irt of
the body, and rubbin;. it tenderly, gently, soon
put her on her legs againu. Here ends our recol
lectior, and inform ition of the F'ish Nic at Men
As I walked one night hy the bright moonlight,
Which illuminxes Dr. Grierson's corner,
Said I to my wife, the Ei.cr of Life
-Is discovered at last i'i this qua rter.
By Scipio, the Sable, you'll say 'tis no fable,
When you drink fronm yonfontain of glass,
That exqui,ite Soda, with Syrups whose odor
Not Lubin himself can surpass.
My spouse is dyepeptic, and rather i skeptic
Concerning all medical power
And believes ini her heart neither nature nor art,
Can the death-stroke avert for one hour.
But to please me at last to the counter she passed,
Where Grierson & Brother attend
To pour ouit the stream that-with syrup. of crea;n,
To Ely,dum, the spirit will sendtL
As her lip touched the bead, in her eyes I could
An expression of prfect delight
Not once did she stop,'till she drained every drop,
Of that beverage, liscious and light.
Now, .whenever we pass by that fountain of glass,
No matter at what timie of day
With thirst she is pleased to be uddenly seized,
Which that water alone can allay.
PIFFED TP.-Xot with vanity or frem a knowl
edge of heay money bags, bub with the milk of
human kindness and natural goodness of heart,
is our friend Andy Wicker. It is not stranuge
that his business is so extensive, and that he is
able to keep such a varied stock of good things,
because people like to trade wfthx him, and do so.
It is never dull in his store, custom flows in con
stantly, regtularly. Obligitng, kind, liberal, with
moderate prices, and keeping almost.everything,
it is no.o.der. Shouldn't wonder if he becomes
a millionaire one of these days.
NoT TrlE MA.-Our distiniguished friend Gen.
Peterson, sotme time back marshal of the town,
would be pleased to have the erroneous impres
sion that he is the individual who, three sheets in
the wind antd stormn stay-sail set, got into the]
wrong pew inst week, corrected. We make the
correction chieerfu:lly ; lhe was not the man. The
Genieral is too old a bird to,be caught in such a
trap, his long exp'eri ence and pursuits having
made him mxore of anx artful dodger.
NOTICE TUIE CHANGE.-Our good friend Dr. I
Gouzin having changed his base from the old cor
ncr briek store, will continue operations at the
corner opposite, where he will be happy to see
his old friends and customers. His stock is full
and comprises many articles not hitherto kept,
but which have lately been added, for the accom
modation of the growing demand- and taste of
B:.F_sE & WnronvT.--These gentlemen having
7or.;.ed a -copartnership in the Tin business,' ad
:onbined their respective stocks and material,
inte now one of the most extensive Tin - ware
stablishmen:s to be found this side of Charles
:on. Their facilities, under this combination of
msine ss talent and energy, will warrant geit .
;atisfaction to their friends and the trade gene
-ally. They manufacture and sel wholesale and
C. F. JACsos.-This gentleman's card in an
>ther column invites attention to an extensive
mid varied assortment of goods, in the-Dry Goods
nd general staple and fancy line. It needs but
ittle -endorsement from us, the reputation ac
[uired by him from past success, energy and ba.
iness qualities, has placed him among the most
wominent merchants of Columbia. Parties visit.
ng that city would do well to call upon him.
Y. J. Por, Esquire, Attorney at Law sd
la gistrate. By reference to his card in to-day's.
>per, it will be seen that Mr. Pope has loca'ed
n cur town. Having enjoyed a liberal educa
ion, served with credit 4
edtthroughout the late war,.
Lnd possessn, energy and.devotioa to business,
ie certainly merits at the hands of this and tb
LOjoining districts, their confidence and 'favoi.
ErAc NOTic.-After Frilay, June 2nd, the
>fEce of Lieut. Ziegler will only be open for the
ransaction of business on Wednesdays of each
veek, and on Salesday of each month.
S. P. BOOZER & Co., advertise a superior lot of
xrain Cradls, Blades. ad Cutting or Feed Boy
3lades- CaU early before supply is exhausted.
J. D. Br1TF.MA.-The Ice house at- -ColumbiA
eing now open, the public can be supplied with
he article at $3 per hundred potrnds. Keep cool.
C. W. PARKER, EsQ., Variety Store, Law Range,
>ffers his entire stock of dry goods and groceries,
Lt a bargain.
J. F. J. CA.LwE.LL-Select number of pupils w&I
)C taken for instruction-.
Mas. SEfr.-Handsome Millinery, at greatly te.
Amity Lodge meets Monday night, June 4t.
Signet Chapter " " " " 11th.
Bill -for Dower, Helen O'Yeall vs.-W. H. Huht.
Citation, Rebecca G romer - acobL. Cremer. -
GREFNTILr.E AND COLUMBIA RAIL RoAD.-At
he recent election for President of this Road
'he whole number of votes cast was.......6863
)f which Mr.H. P. Hantett received.3,997T
A.nd Mr. T. C. Perrin received..2,866
Iear'mg a majorky for Mr. Hammett of 1,131
Etelndiig the votes cast to represent Stalte
ktoek, however, Mr Perrin received a mejorty
Shlole number of votes CASL... . ... . . . 8 ..,8
hate Stock represen ted by T. F. Towns,
DanI. Brewrn and E. P. La.ke, proxies,
cast for Mr. Hanmett...............1,748
)f w-hich& Mr. Perrin received..2,866
4r. Uammtett recetived...........2,251 ~
Majd'ity for Mr. Perrin,., ........615 votes.
, MI'sx ME.-Informnation wanted of the fate
ir whereabouts of C. W. ARaHta, who was in
he. fim Mis',isppi regiment, Confederate States
Lrms.-and D. E ~ AtmwrrOf 1rgTfla-Troope,
:on ederate Sea' es armniy, regiment unknown.
The widowed mother of these gentlemen earn
estly dlesires to know of their fate, and all true
riends of the helpless, needy and distressed are
-euested to sen d any, in formation they may have
>r get to Mr. IIsAUGntvE, keeper of the hotel as
All papers friendly to a istrersed miother, will
>lease copy as many tinmes as they possibly can.
Who is a mason's widow
and a member of the adopted degree.
The L nrensville Harald reports the death of
Mr. Samuel East, of the Hopewell neighborhood,
-i Laurens~ District. Mr. East had met the mis'
fortune of fracturing a leg bone~, from which am
>utation was necessary. His death is a great,
oss to th-e District, as he was one of the best
'ost respected1 and most useful citizens.
THE STAY LMW having been removed, by
;hose having the power to do so, at.d there be
ng a great probability that many people will'be
listressed on account of debts made before the
ar, and that I may do something towards mitiga
ing~ that distress, I make the following propo
ition to all those who will settle with me before
he first of October next: First, those who owed
ne and were killed in the tar, leaving families,
[will settle w'th their Executors at one-half; 24,
:hose that have been disabled, at a discount of
ne-fourth; 3d, with all that were in the war, at
Sdiscount of one eighth ; 4th, with all o'hers, by
aking notes that I can use in liquidation of my
>wn indebtedness, or produce of an: kind at the
iighest market prices.
H. H. BLEASMr
P. S. I hope that all who are indebted to 30
vill come for ward and make some arrangement
ibout these old matters immediately. You must
ot expect me to call on you, for it is impossible
or mec to see every one; so after the time for
he above compromise expires, you find yourself
ettlinig with thte Sheriff, don't say that you were
ued withcut proper notice. Those indebted t'
ne in adjoining districts-please take notice.
May 23-20-4t. *ILH H. B.
Cokesbury District-lrd B0ame 1866.
Mapleton et., Republican, May if, 13'fiedr'
on sta. and ct., Anderson C. II, May 19, 20 i
ewberry sta., May 24, 27; Pendleton and Mt.
ion cts., WVesley Chapel, June 2, 8; Saluda Riv.
isson, Soule's Chapel, June 9, 10; Pickens et-r.
airview, June 16, 17 ; Edgefield ct., Bethlehem,
une 23, 24; Butler et., Bethlehem, June 23, 24;
~aurens and Reedy River cts., Pisgah, June 30,
uly 1 ; Ninety Six et., and Saluda ' Ev. Mis.1
ireenwood, July 7, 8 ; Newberry ct., Ebenezer
ruly 14, 15; A bbeville et., Smyrna, Jurly 21,
jkesbury ct., Cokesbury, Idy es, 20.
SIDI H. BROWNE, P.
P. S. The men:bers of the Conferences of
~dgeield and Butler, it will be seen, meet at.
ame place and time. If so arranged, and-timely
otice be given me, f will meet the ConferencE
f any chtarge at 9 a. in. o.r,the Saturday belong'
g to that Conference. - -.H.B
MEssRs EnITORs: You will please ann Ce J'.
). SMIT H, as candidate for the office of Ta i.oi
ector, Newberry District and oblige
May 2, 1866. MANY FRIENDS~
M-ssn.s. Enirons :--You will oblige the friends
i MR. WV. J. I.' K E, by nominating him as '
~andidate for Sheriff of Newberry-District..
Ar 1m. 14. NEWBERRY.