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BY KEITH, SMITH & CO. WALHALLA, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MAY 15, 1879. VOLUME XIV.-NO. 26.
THE GENUINE
DR. O. McXANE'S
Celebrated American
WORM SPECIFIC
OR
VERMIFUGE.
SYMPTOMS OF WORMS.
?HE countenance is pale and leaden
colored, with occasional flushes, or
' circumscribed spot on one or both
chefcksj thc eyes become dull; the pu
pils dilate; an azure semicircle runs
along the lower eye-lid j thc nose is ir
ritated, swells, and sometimes-bleeds;
a swelling of the upper lip ; occasional
headache, with humming or throbbing
of the ears; an unusual secretion of
saliva; slimy or furred tongue; breath
very foul, particularly in the morning;
appetite variable, sometimes voracious,
with a gnawing sensation of the stom
ach, at others, entirely gone ; fleeting
pains in the stomach; occasional
nausea and vomiting; violent pains
throughout the abdomen; bowels ir
regular, at times costive; stools slimy;
not unfrequently tinged with blood;
belly swollen and hard; urine turbid;
respiration occasionally difficult, and
accompanied by hiccough; cough
sometimes dry and convulsive ; uneasy
and disturbed sleep, with grinding of
the teeth ; temper variable, but gener
ally irritable, &c.
Whenever thc above symptoms
are found to exist,
DR. C. McLANE'S VERMIFUGE
will certainly effect a cure. <
IT DOES NOT CONTAIN MERCURY
in any form ; it is an innocent prepara
tion, not capable of doing thc stightest
injury to the most tender infant.
Thc genuine DR. MCLANE'S VER
MIFUGE bears thc signatures of C. Mc
LANE and FLEMING BROS. on the
wrapper. -:o:
DR. C. McLANE'S
LIVER PILLS
ore not recommended ns a remedy "for nil
the ills that flesh ir. heir to," but in affections
of thc liver, and in all Bilious Complaints,
Dyspepsia and Sick Headache, or diseases of
that character, they stand without a rival.
AGUE AND FEVER.
Nobcttcr cathartic can bc used preparatory
to, or nfter taking Quinine.
As a simple purgative they arc unequaled.
BEWARE OF IMITATIOXN.
Thc genuine are never sugar coated.
Each box has a red wax seal on thc lid with
the impression DR. MCLANE'S LIVF.R PILLS.
Each wrapper bears thc signatures of C.
MCLANE and FLEMING BROS.
Insist upon having thc genuine Dr. C. MC
LANE'S LIVER PILLS, prepared by Fleming
Bros., of Pittsburgh, Pa., thc market being
full of imitations of thc name TSICTJUHG?
spelled differently but same .pronunciation.
Final Settlement.
THE undersigned petitions to tho Probate
Court for leave to make a Final Settle
ment of tho Estato of Chorlotto Barker,
dcoeoscd, at Walhalla Court House, on the
14th day of JUNE, nt ll o'clock A. M.
for his Final Disohargo from tho adminis
tration of said e?t?lQ.
DANIEL HUGUES,
Administrator.
May 8, 1879 25-4t
DRTJ. ^
HAVINO resumed tho practico of medicino,
offers his professional services to the com
munity.
Offico at Iiis rosidenoo at Bachelors' Retreat,
Oconco County, S. G.
August 8, 1878_ 88
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COLLEGE
-o:o
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With class.
Board in Collogo and in private
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(juvenile Department, por month, - .50
Primary Dopartment, por month, ? .HO
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Collegiate Department, per month, - 3.00
Thoso prices aro oxoiusivo of Stato appro
priations.
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For partioulars, address,
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Such will please answor this advertisement
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Address,
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M J>I:J:W.XI.A.M mm
TOBACCO
Our Confederate Dead*
BY FATHER RYAN.
Do wo weep for tho herooB who died for us?
Who living were truo and tried for us,
And in death sleep sido by sido for us?
With tho blood they poured in a tide for us.
Ah, fearless in many a day for us
They stood in front of the fray for us,
And hold tho foeman ot bay for us;
Fresh tears shall foll
Forever-o'er oil
Who foll while wearing tho gray for us.
How mttny a glorious nama for us,
How many a story of fame for us
They leftl would it not bo a shamo for us,
If their memory part
From our land and heart?
And a griovous wrong and a blame for us!
No-no->oo-they woro slain for us;
And bright wero tho lives they gove for us,
Tho land they struggled to save for us
Cannot forget
It warriors yet,
Who sleep in so many graves for us.
No-no-no-they were slain for us,
And their blood flowed out in a ruin for us;
lied, rich and pure on tho plain for us;
And yours may go,
But our tears shall flow
O'er the dead who havo died in vain for us.
And their deeds, proud deeds, shall rctnaio
for us,
And their nnme, dcor names, without stain
for us,
And the glories they won shall not wane
for us;
In legend and loy,
Our heroes in gray,
Though dead, shall livo over again for us.
Annals of the War.
The book published by General Tayloi
just before his death hus produced quito t
sensation. Loading Northern papers have
reviewed it at great length, and give it higl:
praiso for literary merit and independence
of thought. Thc author spared nobody
whom ho deotnod worthy of criticism
His praise und blame uro impartially dis
tributed. We give somo of the leadiu(
topics:
GENERAL MCLELLAN.
Liko tho majority of professional soldier?
Oe norn I Taylor concedes great merit t
McClellan os an organizor of armies. II
considers tho correctness of tho systcu
adopted by that officer, demonstrated b
the history of tho groat military machin
constructed under it. Ho reminds us tha
tho army of tho Potomao although oftoi
ill directed, evinced throughout surprisini
vitality, as an organization whioh althoug
frequently defeated, and at times apparent!
dislocated oould not bc destroyed. Genera
Taylor thinks, too, that McClellan's stroteg
was sound, "tho only military road t
Richmond, os events provod, being by th
peninsular and tho James River." Il
sees, however, that the Washington Qo>
ernmont folt itself constrained to prefer
less promising lino of attack, because
sudden dash of tho Confederates on th
capital would almost oertainly have change
at oortaio junctures tho attitude of foroig
powers.
CONFEDERATE BLUNDERS..
Blunders quito es gross as any committe
on tho Northern side are mentioned 1
I General Taylor, sr di as tho inozousab
ncglcot to ocoupy Fort Sumter and Fo
Piokons wheu those postu were afc t!
meroy of a corporal's guard. So, to
when tho writer of this book roache
Richmond at tho head of a Louisiana reg
ment ono thousand strong, and fully pr
vided with ammunition, no effioicnt measur
woro taken to despatch him to tho fron
although a battle was then raging at Mann
sss, only six hours sway. How unoorta
tho issuo of that notion was considered I
tho actors during tho first part of tho di
may bo gathered from a foot mentioned I
General Taylor, thot on his way to tho fro
ho mot numbers of Confederate soldici
with or without arms, moving South,
whioh quarter they all appeared to ho1
pressing engogements. General Taylc
' who went over the battlefield on tho folio*
ing day, intimates a decided opinion upi
the question HO often and angrily diooussc
whether Johnston could havo gone
I Washington and Ballimore. Ho romin
us of Napoleon's axiom, overlooked at tl
timo by tho Confederate commundor th
no matter how groat tho confusion and e:
haustion of a victorious army might bo, t
plight of a defoatcd ono must bo a hundr
fold worse, and that on this disorepan
action must bo based. And througho
tho volumo ho holds that tho value of t
initiative in war was not properly appro
ted on tho Southern oido, though ho 001
oodes that tho superiority of offensi
movements requires for demonstration t
possession of trained soldiers, and thi
perhaps, the wild confusion of the Confo
crates after Mannssos would not havo jua
fled such notion.
JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON.
After tho Manasras campaign tho writ
of this book was soparated from Gone
Joseph E. Johnston until tho oloso of t
war, but he sets forth at length his opini
of that ofilcor, which is worth quoth
both on account of tho author's persoi
reputation and his relationship to Preside
Davit*. ?His ?kill," taya General Teyl
"in handling troops was groat, and in
retreat tho precision and coolness of his
movements would have dono oredit to
Moreau; but it never seemed to occur to
him to assume tho offensive during the
many turning movements involving time
and distance." In the judgment of our
author, Leo was evou more overweighted io
Virginia than Johnston in Georgia, and, on
tho whole, tho lattor cannot be said to have
proved a fortunate commander. Leaving
out of viow Bentoovillo and tho cloning
scones in North Carolina, whioh ure pro
nounced rather tho spasmodio efforts of !
despair than regular military movements,
General Johnston's "oftcosivs," we are told,
must be limited to Seven Pines or Fuir
Oaks. Hero two corps of McClellan's anny
out oft from their supports, ought to have
boon crushed; and although Johnston foll
sovcroly wounded in the notion, General
Taylor intimates that this oocident docs aot
oxouso the substantial failure of tho engage
ment. It is noteworthy that our author,
notwithstanding his sympathy with Mr.
Davis, does not hesitate to call the removal
of Johnston from a command in front of
Atlanta an egregious blunder. If tho
latter iutended to fight there, ho was enti
tled to cxecuto his plan; while if, it is
shrewdly added, he bad abandoned Atlanta
without a struggle, his deposition would
bavo met tho unqualified approval of tho
army and people.
General Taylor took part in the noven
dayB fighting around Richmond, and his
discriminative judgment on the Confederate
operations is extremely striking. Ho
praises tho strategy of Leo, by which Jack?
son's forces from the valley were suddenly
thrust betweon McDowell and McClellan's
right, but he has not a word of eulogy for
the tactics on tho field. Indeed, ho assorts
with confidence that the Southern oom
mandora knew no moro about tho topog
raphy of tho country than they did about
ocntral Afrioa, and that oil their movements,
f.om Cold Harbor to Malvern Hill, wore
only o serios of huge blunders. McClellan,
we are told, waa as superior to them ic
knowiedgo of their own land, as wcro th<
Germans to tho Frcnoh in 1870, and ht
owed tho success of his retreat to it
"We had much praying," says Genera
Taylor, "at various headquarters, and larg*
roliaoce on special providences, but uom
wore vouchsafed to supplement our igno
ranee, so we blundered on like pcopl
trying to road without knowledge of thei
letters."
LEE AND STONEWALL JAOK80N.
After this campaign tho writer never roe
General Lee again, and therefor takes occa
sion al this point to mako sorao genoro
remarks on the latter's placo in Southon
history. Ho considers Leo's defonsiv
campaign in 1864 on a lovel with that c
Napoleon in 1813, although ho thinks th
weak poiut of thc comparison lies in a
absence of sharp returns to the offensive
In his judgment, tho Confederate cominan
der's genius for aggressive warfare ba
suffered by a too long service i
an engineer In both the Anti?
tam ond Gettysburg campaigns ho allowa
his oavttlry to sopurato from him, and wt
loft without intelligence of tho enemy
movements until tho lattor was upon bia
In both, too, his army was widely soattoroi
and had io be brought into notion pieoe
meal. It is affirmed that his own repa
of Gettysburg confess- :n his mistakes, an
thc writer can derivo nu additional ligl
upon that action from thc rambling aocoun
since published It is plain that Coner
Taylor holds Lee mistaken in his reluctant
to assume a vigorous iuitiativo at certa
crines of tho war and imputes his habitu
attitude in this regard to his protracted trail
lng sn thc engineer oorpe. It should bo sai
however, that the criticisms are offered wi
unaffected diffidence, and that he do
ample justice to tho puro and lofty chara?
ter and tho indisputable services of li
oommnnder-in-ebicf. We moy noto he
that although Stonewall Jackson is credit*
with thc very qualities which uro indiont
os lacking to somo degree in Leo, yet tho
is a certain roticcnoe in tho author's n
marks concerning tho former Genen
"What limit," soys tho writer, "to sot 1
ability I know not, for ho wan over supori
to oc?anien;" but bo adds that under ord
miry circumstances it was difficult to est
moto bim because of bis peculiarities, ai
to 000 movement in particular along Fr
mont's lino in tho valley campaign, (jenni
Taylor does not hesitate to apply tho op
thot "rash and foolish." lt must not
supposed that theso oiroumspeot yot oand
i opinions betray any animus or jealously
spite. On tho contrary, they rovoal a sii
cero destro to discern thc truth, and a stur
resolve to utter it.
ALBERT SIDNEY JOHNSON.
Gcnoral Taylor oonouro with mosteo
potent students of tho content, thot I
issue of tho battlo of Shiloh was a profou
almost irreparable misfortune to tho Co
foderato oauso. Ho docs not doubt tl
ono short hour more of lifo to Sidney Jol
son would have completed Grant's dentro
tion. In tho author's judgment he brou;
to tho Southern sido a oivil and railiti
experience, surpassing that of any oil
leader, and was pro-ominontly fitted
command Western armies. "With him
the helm there would havo l een np Vio
burg, no Missionary Ridge, rio Atlant
We aro furthe informed fha! Johnson s
in no souse rcsponaiblo for the construct
of tho forts on tho Cumberland, or for I
assignment to their command of cert
politioil Gonorabj "who, with a self-abr
' gatton worthy of Plutarch's heroes, w
anxious to get away and leave tbe glory and
ronown of dofoooo to others." It was cer
tainly no fault of his that his Hoe of oom*
muniootion was uncovered by the fall of
these ill conceived fortresses, and that he
was compelled to retire to the 8outhorn
bauk of the Tonoessee River, although a
howl of wrath carno forth against his aot.
Like puro gold, however, ho carno out of
tho furnace tho foromost man of all tho
South, and the writer adda that had it
been possiblo for one heart, one mind, and
ono arm to savo her oause, she lost thom
when Albert Sidney Johnson foll on the
field of Shiloh."
SPEAKING OF GETTYSBURG,
Genend Taylor concludes that it nowhere
appears in tho Confederate commander's
report of tho bottle that he ordered Long
street to him, or blamed him for tardiness;
but he thinks Lee quietly took the respon
sibility for his subordinate's errors on his
own shoulders. Our author has no patience
with tho reoont artiole eommuoioated by
Longstreet to the publio press, in which
the failure at Gettysburg is oharged to
Loo's mistakes, against which he (Long
street^ remonstrated. "That any subject,"
says General Taylor, "involving the exercises
of intellect should bo clear to Longstreet and
obsouro to Loo, is a startling proposition to
those having knowledge of the two mon.
Wo have biblical authority for the story
that the angel in tho path waa visible to
the ass though unseen by tho seer, his mas
ter; but suppose, instead of smiting the
honest, stupid animal, Balaam had caressed
bim, and theo been kiokod by bim, how
would the stot y read?"
Suoh are some of tho most salient points
io this work which bristles with epigram
matic sentences from beginning to end.
To be fully appreciated, it must be read in
full.
Tho Improving South.
--
While tho Republican papers and omisse?
ries aro drawing frightful pictures of the
South, and trying to force, under delusive
promises, an exodus of the too confiding
negroes, Mr. Edw. Atkinson and Mr. W.
C. Morrill show a very different state of
things in that section of our common
oountry. These gentlemen, it is truo,
speak only of several of the Southorn
Atlantic States, but there is no doubt
muoh tho saino progress and improvement
in most or all tho Southern States io thc
Mississippi Valley. Tho same reason pre
vail and the same cconomio laws are in
operation.
Mr. Atkinson, of Boston, who is well
known as a political economist, and thor
oughly reliable as to any statements he
makes of his own experience, soya the tes
timony ho obtained on bis way to the South
was to tho effect that tho negroes wore
lazy, dissolute and dishonest, but ho found
at Charleston, Savannah and everywhere ss
he traveled along, an industrious, con
tontcd and well-to-do people. Gangs of
colored men were corning from 81.60 to
82.25 a day. This, too, in a oountry where
all kinds of provisions are abundant and
oheap. How would our common laboring
white men like tho opportunity of earning
Buch wages and of living as cheaply? Mr.
Atkinson drovo (o tho poor quarter of the
oity (Savannah), and he says ho was much
struck with the order and cleanliness of
these poor quarters as oomparcd with
tho disorder and filth of tho poor quarters
of New York and Boston. In traveling
through South Carolina and Georgia he
found marked sign of improvement and
progress, muoh of which WBB brought about
within tho past two years-that is to say,
since tho grip of the Radical Republican
politicians ?nd oarget baggors had been
loosened from these States.
Ho found no sign of ilUfooling between
black and white, but from tho evidonoe of
these, well to do colored mon with whom ho
talked, it WHS clear a great chango was
taking place. In fact, thc main difficulties
hot ween thc two races, which woro mostly
fomented by tho Radio?) Republican whites
for political ends, have been surmounted.
In this wo hove tho truo reason why many
of thc blacks now voto with tho whites.
Tho South is improving generally, and it is
the land of plenty, not only where the
negroes need not suffer, but whore all oan
get good wages, can save money if they
I ohooBO, oan even becomo, at little oost, land
owners. It is positively cruel, therefore,
for tho Republican politicians to mistoad
these poor pcoplo by urging them to loavo
tho bountiful South to go to Kansas or any
other Northern Stato.-A''. Y. ?Star.
Alston's Murderer Pound Guilty.
ATLANTA, Moy 7.-Tho Jury in the
Cox case wero out all night and oame in at
noon to-day to bo recharged in full. At
a quarter to 4 P. M. they ca tn o in and
announced that they had .agreed upon a
vcrdiot. It was detained to correct an
informality and was then read as follows:
"Wo, the jury, find tho prisoner guilty,
and roooromond that he be punished by
imprisonment fur lifo." Cox recoivod tho
vcrdiot with calmness and atoioism, having
ovidontly nerved himself for the worst.
His wife, on hearing the words so fatal to
her hopes, sat for a moment trembling and
then rushed foi1 the op?n window near by
for the purpbso of throwing herself to tho
ground below. She was Wild With grief*.
As she reached tho window sho was caught
by Cox who hold her fast. She throw ber
arms around his neok and olung to him,
wildly exclaiming, "Ohl my God! obi my
poor darling." Her shrieks were besrtrend
?og and tho occupants of the orowdod room
could nut restrain their tears of pity.
Cox used all his power to oalm her, and
fioally soothed her griof until only her
deep moans broke upon the solemn stilcess.
Judge Hillyer sentenced Cox to "be con
fined in the penitentiary, or such other
(dace as the Governor may direct, at hard
abor, for and during his natural life.
General Gartrell gave notieo that tho de
fense would make a motion for a now trial,
and praying a writ of supersedeae. The
exeoution or sentence was thereupon stayed
twonty days. This ponalty is virtually tho
extremo of the law in this State, as a law
passed with Alston's aid, at tho last session
of tho Legislature, giving juries tho right
to recommend tho lifo imprisonment io all
oases of murdor, as they seo fit, in effect
abolishes tho death ponalty. Cox is tho
first man convicted of murdor who receives
tho benefit of that law. The verdict is re
ceived with gonoral approval.
Jurors Need Not Answer.
IMPORTANT DECISION OF THE SUPREME COURT
ON Jimv TEST OATH.
Tho obligation of a juror in the South to
answer as to bis participation in the rebellion,
was decided in tho United States Supremo
Court, by Mr. Justico Miller ye jterday. The
case, which was simply one of ejectment,
was that of George Bart against M. M. Pan
joud, error to the Circuit Court for Florida*
In this case a juror was asked if he had aided
nod abetted in tho rebellion, and, upon being
advised by the court that it was optional with
him to answer or not, declined to do so, but
did not servo ns a juror, although a motion
to exclude bim for this cause was overruled.
Tho reason of his not serving is not shown by
tho reoord. The question bore was upon tho
ruling of tho court as to tho duty of tbo juror
to answer the question, and it waa decided
that a juror is no moro bound to disclose, on
oath, bis guilt of a crime than a witness, in
order to test bis qualification. In this caso
an affirmative answer would have admitted
treason, and whothor pardoned or not by a
general amnesty, the juror could not be
required to disclose the fact in this manner.
Tho judgment and ruling of tho Florida
court was affirmed. Mr. Justice Field agreed
that the juror could not be required to answer
tho questions, and went further, saying that
ho did not think that the act of Congress
which, by requiring a test oath as to past
conduct, excludes a great majority of thu
citizens of one-half of the country from the
jury box, is valid In his judgment tho aol
is not only oppressive and odious, repugnant
to the spirit of our institutions, but is clearly
unconstitutional and void. As a war meas
ure, to be enforced in tho insurgent State?
when dominated by tho national forces, thc
aot could be sustained. But aftor tho wai
wes ovor, and those States were restored tc
their normal and constitutional relations tc
the Union, it was os much out of placo and
inoperative as would be a law quartering o
soldier in every Southorn man's ho uso. Jus.
tico Strong placed himself on record as dis
senting from thin decision of tho court, which
was otherwiso unanimous.
t Washington Post; 20th ult.
SICK HEADACHE.-This complaint ie
tho result of eating too mnoh and exerting
too little. Nine times out of ten the cnuoc
is in fact that tho stomach was not able tc
digest the food last introduced into tt, eithci
from its having been unsuitable or excess
ive in quantity. A diet of bread and
butter, with ripo fruits or berries, with
moderate, continuous excroiso in the opec
air, sufficient to keep up a gent?o pcrspira
tion, would ouro almost every oaso in e
short time. Two teaspoonfuls of powdered
charcoal in half a glass of water, and drank,
generally gives instaot relief. Wo are in
olinod to think tnat tho above remedies maj
do in some, but not io all eases. A sovereign
remedy for this disenso is not oasily found.
A correspondent contributes the following
on this subj oct: Siok headache is periodical
and IB tho signal of distress which th<
stomach puts up to inform us that thoro it
an over alkaline condition of its fluids
that it neeus a natural acid to restore tin
battery to its normal working condition
When the first symptoms of a hcadaohi
appear, toko a teaspoonful of lomon juioi
fifteen tnirutcs before cadi meal, and tin
samo dose at bedtimo; follow this up un ti
all symptoms aro passed, taking no otbei
remedies, and you will soon bo ablo to gt
froo from your un welcome nuisance Mani
will objeot to this because the romcdy is toi
simple, but I have made many ourcs tin
way.
- -
Mr. I). A Klrod, a progressive ond en
terprising farmer of tho Sandy Spring
neighborhood, paid us a visit on Saturday
and gave us some information that wi!
doubtless bo of very great value to many o
our readers, viz; tho oausc of tho blind;
staggers among homes and how it can b
prevented. Ho says that this discos
which has bcon so fatal among tno horses ii
this and adjoining counties during tho pas
winter, is eauscd by a green mold on corn
generally found on tho small end of th
car, but sometimos on other paris of il
This mold is very poisonous, and is gone
rally moro plentiful aftor a dry yoar, or i
now ground oom. If the molded grain
aro carefully taken from tho cars befor
they ore fod to horses or mules, blindstag
gera will bo prevented. Mr. Klrod any
tbat he has observed this rule closely fe
ninny years, ns also havo others of his ai
quaintaneo with Uko results, and has nert
lost a horco or mulo from tho disease.
[Anderson Intelligencer
The triompha of truth are tho most gie
rious, chiefly bcoatiso they are tho mo
bloodless of all viotories, reviving tho
j highest luster from the number of tl
' saved, not of the slain.
The Republican Caucus.
WASHINGTON, May 5.--Tho Republicans
had a stormy joint caucus to-night lasting
from l.ttQ to 10.30, .on tho bill introduced .
this morning by Reprccontotivc Lodd to
prevent tho usc of troops at elect io DH. A
?elf appointed committee of his frionds
waited on tho President to?day and con
sulted him as to his wishes in tho mattor.
It ia understood that tho Presidont signiGed
that the bill as agreed upon by tho Demo
cratic caucus was ono that ho could sign.
At any rate, as soon as tho caucus was
oalled to order to-night, one of Mr. Hayes'
friends, Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, opened
with a 8pccoh favoring tho paeeago of tho
bill. This aroused tho indignation of the
stalwarts to tho highest pitch. Mr. Cook
I ling spoko for half ou hour, denouncing tho
1 weakness of tho "man in the White House,"
as ho culled him, saying that he lind per
sistently thrown over tho Republican princi
ples since ho hod been iu office. Ho be
lieved that tho timo hud como when it WOH
tho duty of the true Republicans of tho
country to uphold tho principles which hod
been enacted into statutes by thc Republi
can party, and which, liko tho power now
songbt to bo takon from the Presiden', had
always sustained tho party and given tho
country free and fair elections. He was
followed by Edmunds, who spoke moro
calmly, if more sarcastically, in the same
dircotion. Conger, also, and Robeson,
Keifcr and many others spoko in tho stal
wart woy. Tho tenor of the debato was all
hostile to the administration and tho bill,
although ot least twenty Republicans inti
mated that if {eft to themselves they would
voto for the bill. Finally, Edmunds moved
tho appointment of a committee to amond
the bill and ask for a reasonable timo fer
debate. Ho intimated that tho amendment
might define generally tho powers of tho
Federal Government over elections. This
motion was carried by almost two to ono,
and Messrs. Edmunds, Robeson and Frye
woro appointed as tho committee. If
amendment is rofused by tho Democrats,
tho bill will bo opposed, but it is believed
I that tho Presidont will sign it.
[iv". 7, World.
GOVERNMENTS LAST AHOUT FIVE HUN.
DitED YEARS.-The following is au extract
from a late sermon of tho Kev. David
Swiog, of Chicago:
As nations do not riso in a day, so in ft
day they cannot be overthrown. There aro
some singular records in history. It seems
that a groat nation cannot turo on its axis
more than once in 400 or DOp years. Some
of tho old States lie outside the bounds of
hit tory; 6ut those inside these bounds show
groat uniformity in making tho tun? of
radical oh&ngco in dynasty. Egypt waa
undor shepherd kings about 500 years.
Her golden ago, when sho so flourished in
art, spread over SOO years. Tho liebrev
republic ran from Moses to King David
500 years; and then came the empiro to
enter upon 500 or 900 years Oi sticccsB;
The glory of Greek liberty oovered nbotit
500 yeorsj Romo enjoyed all tho splendor
of a republic for the same strange period
482 years. Thus, between Oincinnatus,
tho farmer President, and tho overthrow of
tho republic by Caesar and Anthony, thcro
intervened tho magioal five ocnturiesi
Spain and Franoc and Gormany, formed
out of new countries which followed tho
breaking up of tho Western empire, ore
now living woll and happily io tho 400th
yoar of their separate lives. Theso state
ments aro sufficiently truthful at loast to
assuro us that those great stars which we
?alf '-nat ions" can neither he pl ac sd in tho
sky in a day nor in n day bo blotted from
tho galaxy. Behold through what turmoils
France has cornel Tho atheist and com
munist assailed her. Napoloao drained her
of men and money by wars of ambition.
Other revolutions came. Then came tho
usurpation, of Napoleon, theo tho German
war with defeat and a Gno of ?1 000,000.
000; aud vot, to-day Franco comes out
of those commotions a wiso and poworful
republic
.
Tho American Rapid Telegraph Company
reoently organized, proposes to work quito a
revolution in telegraph rates. Tho capital
stock is 83,000,000, and they intend to put
up wires along all post roads in the. Unitod
States. Their ohnrgos will bo, twcnty-Gvo
cents for oaoh thirty words to nny part of
tho oountry East of tho Rooky Mountains,
Gftoon couta por Gfty words night messages,
and ten cents per hundred words for prosa
reports. The company soj that thoy confi
dently expect iu th'.co years to telegraph
ordinary business letters to and from all
points in tho country for ten cents.
Advices from upper Egypt represent that
the conflicts between tho Egyptian t roo pu
and tho 8)ove doolors on tho I3th and 14th
of January resulted in tho completo defeat
of tho latter, with tho loss of G.OoO killed
and wounded and prisoners. The loss of
tho Egyptian troops Was 200.
James MoCrnty, father 6t tho Seorctary
of War, writes to tho Stat?svillo American
to say that ho is a native of Ircdell County.
N. C., whenoo ho emigrated at tho ago cf
9 years with his falber, who Grat Bottled io
Tennessee, and aftciwar<?8 in Indiana*
Tho fathor of tho Secretary married a Koo?
tucky lady.
Mr. Daniel Horlbook TIBS resigned hi?
position a? Clerk of the United 8tates Di??
triot Court. Mr. E. M. Seabrook, it ia
said, will mitered him.

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