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THREE DOLLARS A YEAR,] FOR THE DISSEMINATION OF USEFUL INTELLIGENCE.
YOL. II. WEDNESDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 21 1866. NO4
EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING,
At Newberry C. H.,
By TEM8 F. & B. H. GBEN(1c
VSR.n e PEa ANNUM, IN CURRENCY,
Ppumntnquired invariably in advanfe.
n'o_es, aeral Invitations, Obits
egF $N, mm==Cantna subeerving private
b tae, are charged as advertiasements.
-h. Mr. Editor, I wish to ad
vertise by the year in your paper.
What will four squares cost ?"
"Fifty dollars, sir."
"Fifty dollars! Why, I used to
get~it done for thirty, before the
war. I can't pay any more now
there is no justice or reason in such
"Very well, sir, if you don't like
the price, let it alone. I wish to
buy a pair of good sewed shoes.
What is the price ?"
"Six dollars, sir-a very nice
"Ahem! what was the price of
such shoes before the war?"
"From two and a half to three
dollars, sir ; everything in our
line, you know, is higher now."
"Yes, sir. Have you some
coffee-and what is the price ?"
"We have very nice Java at
"Fifty cents! What was the
price before the war ?"
"From eighteen to twenty, sir."
"Well, Mr. Gaspall, let me see
some of your bleached shirting.
What is the price of that ?"
- "Bleached shirting is worth half
a dollar per yard, sir."
"Did you not- formerly sell it at
ifteen to twenty cents per yard ?"
"Yes, sir ; but, as- I before re
marked. everything in our line is
higher than formerly."
"Well, sir, I see I can't afford to
buy dry goods and groceries ; but
I am obliged to have some flour,
bacon and corn. What are those
articles worth ?"
"Flour is from sixteen to twenty
dollars per barrel; corn, one dol
lar and a half per bushel, and
bacon twenty-eight cents per
"Don't you remember when I
advertised for you for thirty dol
lars, you sold flour at $5 per bar
rel, corn at 60 cents per bushel and
bacon at 131 cents per pound ?"
* "Well, yes, I believe so."
"How, then, do you expect me
to pay from one to two hundred
per cent. advance on former prices
and not raise my rates ?',
"Well, I don't know, Mr. Editor;f
but it does seem to me your prices
are very extortionate." !! !
Reader, the above is no fancy
sketch; nor does it apply to mer
URello! is the Editor in ?"
"'Yes, walk in, Mr. Muggins
take a seat, sir."
"I just called to see about taking
a paper, Squire. What are they
going at now ?"
"Four dollars a year, sir" "
"Four dollarai why, I never
heard of suech extortion."
"Well, Mr. Muggins, I under
stand you have some wheat-what
do you ask for it ?
"Three dollars a bushel, sir."
"I also want some bacon. What
is the price ?"
"Twenty-eight cents per pound,
"I wish, likewise, to get some
corn and fodder-what are the
prices of those articles ?"
"Corn is a dollar and a half per
bushel, and fodder a dollar and a
half per cwt. But hold on ;let us
settle that newspaper affair. Can't
you let me have it for less than
four dollars ? I do not see any.
good reason for asking more than
you did formerly-which was two
dollars, I believe."
(Editor, somewhat excited.)
"The thunder you don't ! I for-:
merly bought wheat at a dollar a
bushel-you now ask three ! 1
bought bacon at 12j-now you
ask 28! I bought corn at from 50
to 75-you now ask a dollar and a
half! I bought fodder at 50 cts.
per cwt.-you now ask 150! And
so on to the end of the chapter.
Let us look at the practical work
ing of the thing. I offer you my
paper at two dollars-the old
price-if you will pay in produce
at old prices. This you decline to
do, because it would take two
bushels of wheat, which you es
timate at six dollars. It would
take four bushels of corn, which at
the present price, would amount
to six dollars. It would take 400lbs.
fodder for which you now ask six
"Hold on, Squire-don't go any
farther. Here are four dollars ;
put down my name. I find editors
are not, after all, so unreasonable
as some of the rest of us."
[Athens (Ga.) Watchman.
A FORtUNATE KISS.
The following pretty little story
is narrated by Fredrika Bremer,
who vouches for its truthfulness.
"In the great University of Up
sula, in Sweeden, lived a young
student, a noble youth, with great
love for studies, but without means
of pursuing them. He was poor
and without connections. Still he
studied, lived in great poverty,
but keeping a cheerful heart, and
trying to look at the future which
looked so grim to him. His good
humor and excellent qualities
made him beloved by his comrades.
One day he was standing at the
square with some of them, prat
tling away an hour of leisure, when
the attention of the young men
became arrested by a young and
elegant lady, who, by the side of
an older one, was slowly walking
over the place. It was the daugh
ter of the Governor of Upsula, liv
ing in the city, and the lady was
her governess. She was generally
known for her goodness and gen
tleness of character, and looked at
with admiration by all the students.
As the young men stood gazing at
her as she passed, like a graceful
vision, one of them suddenly ex
"Well, it would be worth some
thing to have a kiss from such a
The poor student, the hero of
our story who looked on that pure,
angelic face, exclaimed, as if by in
"Well, I think I could have it!"
"What ?" cried the friends in a
chorus ; "are you crazy ? Do you
know her ?"
"Not at all," he answered, "but
I think she would kiss me if I
"What ? in this place, and be
fore all our eyes."
"Well, if she would give you a
kiss in that manner, I will give
you a thousand dollars !" exclaimed
one of the party.
"And I, and I," exclaimed three
or four others, for it happened
that several rich men were there,
and the bets ran high on so im
probable an event. The challenge
was made and received in less time
than we take to tell it.
Our hero (my authority tells
not whether he was plain or hand
some ; I have my p)eculiar reason
for believing that he was rather
plain, but singularly god looking
at the same time,) immediately
walked up to the young lady a-nd
"Mine frulien, my fortune is now
in your hands."
She looked at him with aston
ishment, but arrested her steps.
He proceeded to state his name
and condition, his aspirations, and
related simply what had just now
passed between him and his comn
The young lady listened atten
tively, and at his ceasing to speak,
she said blushingly, but with great
"If by so little a thing, so much
good can be effected, it would be
foolish in me to refuse your re
quest; and publicly, in the open
square, she kissed hini.
The next day the student was
sent for by the Governor. He
wanted to see the man who dared
to seek a kiss from his daughter
in that way, and whom she con
sented to kiss.
He received him with a scruti
nizing bow, but after an hour's I
conversation, was so pleased with
him that he ordered him to dine
at his table during his studies at
Our young friend pursued his
studies in such a manner that it
soon made him the most promis
ing student at the University.
Three years are now passed
since the first kiss, when the
young man was allowed to give a
second kiss to the daughter of the
Governor as his wife.
He became, later, one of the most
noted scholars in Sweeden, and
was much respected in his charac
ter. His works will endure, while
time lasts, among4the works of
science; and from this happy union
sprang a family well known in
Sweeden at the present time,
whose wealth and high position
in society are regarded as trifles in
comparison with its goodness and
We are now at Strasbourg. This
was formerly a German Free Im
perial City.-Louis XIV, seized
it in time of peace and annexed it
to France ; but this unwarrant
able act did not make Frenchmen
of the people of Strasbourg. They
look German and generally speak
the German language. French is
taught in the schools. The great
est attraction in Strasbourg is the
celebrated Cathedral with its lofty
spire, on which busy mechanics
have been at work for 600 years,
and have not yet reached the
height of the ambitious architect.
The Cathedral is one of the finest
Gothic edifices in Europe; its spire
is the highest in the world, being
thirty feet higher than the great
Pyramid of Egypt, and 130 feet
higher than St. Paul's, London.
This is one of the church steeples
I did not have the courage to
climb, as I was informed that peo
ple occasionally dropped thr.ough
the open work, falling a distance
of some 500 feet ! The Bishops
have found it necessary to issue
many indulgences to procure mon
ey to build the Notre Dame or Ca
thedral of Strasbourg. The church
is decorated with some fine statues,
and numerous paintings. Its ex
treme height has made it a mark
for the lightning ; it has been
struck more than a dozen times.
In 1854 the spire was entirely de
molished by lightning, but was
soon restored. In 1728 an earth
quake came near shaking it to the
ground. Its stained windows are
beautiful; one of them is unusually
large, being fifty feet in diameter~.
The rich painted glass was man
ufactured in the 15th century. In
1793-a year long to be remem- 1
bered throughout France-the Ca
thedral fell into the hands of the
iacobins. They* -caused several
hundred statues of Kings and]
Saints to be cast into the streets
and river, and converted t.he church
into an arsenal and place for com
missary stores. TLie cut of the
Jacobin sabre is to be seen on
many statues paintings and church
altars, not only in Strasbourg,
but in Paris and other cities. In
the Cathedral is an astronomical
elock, almost as celebrated as
the tall spire. Three German pro
essors spent a lifetime in trying 1
to perfect it, but did not complete 1
their work. It is called the Clock
of the Three Sages. This cele
brated clock has racked the
brain of the German mathemna
ticians for 500 yea rs, a'nd was fi
nally perfected by Sc.hwilgue, who]
is now a resident of Strasbourg.
T+ show the hour dar of -Jk
of the month, the year, and many
church celebrations. Precisely at
twelve o'clock its full mechanism
is set in motion. At that hour
the crowd is generally so great it
requires a number of policemen to
preserve order. The figure of
Death is surrounded by four fig
ures, representing the four ages of
life. Childhood strikes the first
quarter, Youth the second, Man
hood the third, and decrepid Old I
Age the fourth (on the Continent
the clock always strikes each
guarter of the hour). As Death
Strikes the hour, Youth turns over']
the hour-glass that he holds in his!:
band. At noon the twelve Apos
tles pass, bowing before Christ. I
As they pass one at a time, our
Savior lifts his hand to bless them. ]
During that time, a cock, which is
perched on the right, flaps his
wings, and crows three times.
Hr. Schwilgue recently added an
ecclesiastic compute,with all itsin- i
ai eations, presenting also the revo
lutions and eclipses of the sun and I
moon for an indefinite time. As <
an intricate and fine piece of work
manship, the old clock surpasses
anything I have yet seen. Per
haps to the majority of Americans
it looks like an unnecessary ex
penditure of time and labor. It
proves, however, what skill and
mechanism can produce.
[European Cor. Char. News.
EQUALITY IN LEGISLATION.
When men legislate, we like to
ee them pass laws for the benefit
>f all classes of society alike,-the
poor as well as the rich,-the in
lividual as well as. corporations.
he action of the Legislature in
postponing the Session of the
court, until next Spring, whether
5o intended or not, will operate
-hiefly to the advantage of the
rich, and of banks and other cor
porations. Is not a man, who owes 1
ive hundred or five thousand
lollars, as much entitled to pay
is debt, as the man who is not
ible to owe more than twenty or
>ne hundred dollars'? If the pro
perty of the former should not be
b~roght to sale, neither should
that of the latter. Why then did
rot the Legislature forbid Magi
strates and the District Courts to
sollect debts, until next Spring ?
TirE NEXT CoNGRESs.-There is
n erroneous impression that pre
rails in the minds of many persons,
vho think the Congressional elec
tions occurring this fall, will affect
the character of the Congress that
meets in December. The only in
auence these elections can have
apon that body, is a moral influ
nce. The same members that
3omposed the last session of Con
gress will constitute the next.
The persons elected to Congress
this fall, will not have seats in the
resent Congress. The political
omplexion of the next session will
e, therefore, the same as that of
he last session.
(Carolina Spartan. '
he fight and stampede of Wheel- ]
r's cavalry, at Shelbyville, Tenn., i
bout the 22d of June, 1863, my r
ldst son, J. W. Musgrove, a i
Leutenant in the 1st Regiment of f
.labama Cavalry-Confederate- j
as, as I. learned, wounded and r'
-aptured. I have never heard f
that became of him, whether he 1
lied there, or was carried to some -
rison and died. Any information j
ibout him will be thankfully re- u
eied. ~ My post office is Blount- a
ille, Ala. P. M. MUSGROVE. d
P. S.-Papers North and Sout.h (
vill confer a favor on ths subscri- e
er by giving the above a place in a
heir columns. P. M. M. t
The Columbus, Montgomery t
mnd Eufaula papers state there s
vas a lack of funds in the hands a
f factors last week to buy cotton. e
t is saidl also that the same diffi- g
~ulty existed in Moble and New t
HONORS TO THE CONFEDERATE
We copy the following from
:he Richmond Examiner :
The bazaar to be held in this
Aity in February, by the "Ladies'
Hollywood Memorial Association,"
we rejoice to know, promises a
;uccess commensurate with the
ioble spirit which has prompted
t. It constitutes an important
eature in the arrangements,
vhich the ladies are consumma
;ing, with the view of obtaining
he funds requisite to the accom
)lishment of their patriotic enter
It is expected that the proceeds
rom the bazaar and the subserip
;ions received by agents, to be ap
>ointed in the cities and counties
)f the various Southern States,
,vill aggregate a very large, if not
tn ample, sum. Every Southern
;ommunity should feel interested
n preventing a disappointment of
his reasonable expectation of the
adies. The preservation from
lesecration and decay, and the ap
>ropriate decoration of the graves
)f Confederate soldiers, is a high
Lnd holy duty, from which the
south could not escape if she
vould, without a confession of in
lifference to the noblest impulses
vhich sway the human heart.
Our poor boys who rallied to
he defence of home and fireside,
Lud of the solemn convictions
vhich were the guide of our fore
athers, fell in an unsuccessful
trugle. Their blood baptised a
'conquered banner," upon whose
olds, thanks to their glorious val
)r, no stain of dishonor rests, and
attened a land over which an au
;hority rules alien to that which
:hey fought to establish. There is
10 "Government," State or Fede
al, to gather into extensive ceme
cries and showy sepulchers the
)leaching bones of the patri
)ts who fell in vain.
Despite the odious charge of
treason," which is sought to be
'astened upon their memories,
:he graves of the brave "rebels".
vho made Manassas, Shiloh and
gettysburg the altars of patriotic
;elf-immolation, shall not want
~he marks of honor due their ser
ices and the cause for which
;hey fell. With us, their memo
ies should be hallowed as of the
"Brave who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishesI
The humblest contribution,
;hough it may not raise an aspi
ing shaft of marble or bronze,
~hall assist to perpetuate a laurel
>r evergreen upon a patriotic
p-ave. Hollywood should become
L splendid necropolis of Southern
1eroism. and every spot of our
hir land consecrated as the rest
ng-place of a Confederate soldier
hould emulate its memorial hon
rs to the glorious dead.
THE REBELS' CHEER A FEDERAL
;OLDIER.-At a recent tonrnament
n Tuscumbia, Alabama, the prize
vas won by an ex-offier of the
~ederal army. The Huntsville
ndependent thus describes the
nanner in which his victory was
eceived :The thickest ie must
relt. Cheer after cheer burst
orth for the knightly victor. The
udges, the president, General For
est, and K. and Q. said hurrah
or him and took him by the
ands. The silver spurs were his
-there was not a dissenting voice.
nd just here we have the pleas
re of rccording an impromptu
et by the ~off-hand knight, which
oes credit to the heart. Through
ien Forrest he announced to the
rowd that the spurs were offered
s a present to the association for
he cause of sepulture to the Con
aderate dead. Well done, son of
he North. You fought for -your
ide in the war, we for ours. You
re a peace man now, and no one
an say you have not acted the
entleman throughout, and at
[ies when one's patience would
e soely trior1.l
NEW YORK llERALD OFFICE.
The exterior of the Herald
Building on Broadway is finished,
and great is its magnificence. It
will be the most imposing edifice
on the street. No one but Ben
nett himself knows when it will
be occupied, at present the interior
is hardly touched. The "old man"
has relaxed some of his vigilant
supervision over the present Herald
office. He visits there two or
three times a week, and fusses
around, probably to keep his hand
in. Yonng Bennett, a tall awk
ward youth, rather bright looking,
with a hustling air about him,-has
the control of the - establishment.
He sticks to his business bravely,
and it is said by those. who ought
to know, to have talent. The labor
of keeping such a huge machine as
the Herald in proper working
order, is no child'splay. It requires
a mind for organization and detail,
like that of a General or a large
hotel proprietor. The editorial
staff, alone, of the Herald numbers
over one hundred members. Every
department has, its proper chief,
and under him,'are subordinates
ever at his back and call. There
is a local editor, a literary editor,
a dramatic editor, an art editor, a
political editor, a marine edi-tor, a
foreign editor, a musical editor, a
telegraph editor, and reporters of
police iterns, base ball, chess, law
courts, political meetings, suburban
news, religious doings, prize fights,
military affairs, firemen's- affairs,
German and French local intelli
gence, and the thousand-and-one
multifarious matters which' make
up life in a great city.. There are
an army of correspondents, also,
writing from every part of the
world. Besides the editorial de
partment, there are others, devoted
to equally important parts of the
Herald business. In the compos
ing room are a hundred type set
ters, under command of a foreman.
In The press room are fifty- engi
neers, firemen, paper folders, wrap
per writers and laborers ; and in
the business office, under a man.
ager, there are clerks to attend to
the finaQnces, receive the advertise
ments and subscr mons, sell the.
papers, and .distrioute the ava
lanche of letters received in an
swer to advertisements. Directly
and indirectly,.connected with the
Herald are at least five hundred
attachees, each one with his par
ticular mission to fill, and all to
contribute to th'e formation and
perfection of that great engine of
good and evil, the New York
Herald. It requiLes a head to
direct it, and if young Mr. Bennett
is equal to the task, he is a chip of
the old block.
[N. Y. Cor. Charleston Courier.
CousIN SALI.-A few days
ago, we saw a box at the landing,
which was marked "Win. Potts,
Medical Purveyor, C. S. A., Afont
gomery, Ala., C. S. A." We had
not seen it long, before an indi
vidual more than two sheets in
the wind,, came hiccuping and
staggering among the barrels, bags
and boxes on the levee. He was
not long in gyrating upon the box
we have mentioned. He saw the
address and gave two or three
arring hiccups in speedy succes
sion, before he could get out a
punch-like laugh. He finally
traightened himself up with the
ravity of a punchinello and ex
laimed, "how are you, Cousin
~alie ?'.' "Well, old C. S. A.," he1
ontinued. ."I thought you were
ead, Cousin SaIl, your initials
ust now read, Confidence Strenth
ms Affhections. You've had a hard
road, old gal, and the Radicals in
end to send you across Jordon,
ut keep a stiff upper lip, and. I
rou'll come out right after all."' t
lec took his leave by giving some
alf dozen hiccups, and saying, ]
'Old C. S. A., I have fought, bled C
d died for you, but hang me if I
ver shoulder a musket again for I
nybody."-Memph is Appeal.
SPECIAL NOTICE TOT'EE 'Pazimik?. -
A SAD PIcTURE.--The very sadde
one except' the original- is
excellent - photograph i
taken by Mr. Kuhns'of the
terious Hospital Patient," sti"- 'e
sealed volume,. and still in
hospital at this place. The fdb
article we wrote concerning th 4= y
truly unfortunate mans was doied
into most of the Southern, ai -4 "
almost all of the Northern pape~.. ,
Will the same papers
sympathizing with -the&
tunate, state that a :crredt lik..
ness of the nfortunate, ma
be obtained by enclosigg fifty .cen-t.s
to Wm." Kuhn;s, Tallaha se ,-w
Florida ?-Tallahasse &ntinel.
The "local" of the L'n ' 2
(Va.,) News thus describe.a: -
py sight, which we witnessed
Monday, in that city: We"a a
woman, yesterday,. f,om thean
try, promenading Bridge. re - -
underneath a new spoon "
hat, decked with a'rooterfea - "
naide- of a tilting "skeert'' be -+
a huge waterfall,, having in h
mouth a corn-cob pipe, and nhw
arms a baby, -a b ut a*o n
old. She looked- like she
she was in Mahomet's h.
Heaven; and was just -Asy
to exclaim, "Cut my stra -
let me go to glory." She :-. .
Messrs. Theirs, Gui o e
Hug, Lamartine, ou0in0 ,
Sands, and other illustrins :s , ,.
ters, are'actually engaged-in Mr1
ting a book upon Paris, in 'ie1
each of them are to conteii y
chapter. The book will a
at the French Exposition as .
fresh monument. of French genisE jbr
Rev. J. Knowles, a form8r Irn t
ister of the Methodist Churecx
and at onetime the- editor
Journal & Messenger of [ao . -,
was ordained a Deacon in
Protestant Episcopal' Cf .rd
Atlanta, on last Sabbath. -
A'mechanic at Albany, X
has invented a new acton~'
with the great merit of being poi- .
table. A targer per leentag -
cotton, it is also claimed, issae
by this gin than by the one no~
in use, while the length of th at4~
pie is preserved.
Since the process -of photgrK -~
phing a1pon Bilk and linenhse~;
perfected in Fran~ce, many perso(a N
have their portraits upon the'.
linen instead of their names o .i C.~~
itiais. They are not injured3
A wife in New# Orleans hedb -
a divorce and obtained it ond
established testimony thaf Ept
of'beIt-ribbon and a h&ir pia. 1
longing to another womnawo>
found in the plaintiffPs bed"idd "
Mohammedane Bra kmins
vairious other sects have fiuxed '1
on the year 1867 as a period to be
marked by some greatland - 9j~
velous change. ' ---
Washing the head with ce ~
black tea once or twice & -ees
will keep the hair from falling.o1
prevent its growing~ gray, a
4re it a fine, lively luste ~
An Eastern editor asked hia
mubscribers to pay up, that he may
pay a similar joke upon his credi
;ors. We like to see a good joke
Alice Ashley. "one more unfor
unate" keeper of a house of ill
'ame in New York, committed su
cido on Monday last.
One of the new boulevards in
kitoscow has been named the Bou
Apples and pumpkins never
lourish well the same year- flej,
h~er do war and babies.
If you remedy dyspepsia.-diet,
f you- would remedy gray hair-.
An Illinois wife, 16 years old,
Las applied for a divorce.
A girl of fourteen was marrie4
n Greenie, Ct., lat week.