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SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1867.
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business,1 with neatness and despatch.
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DEALERS IN
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JJOOTU AND SHOES, OROOBRIES,
CROCKERY, ETC., ETC..
Comer Russell and Miirkc>Strcet?.
INVITE THE ATTENTION OF THE PUBLIC TO
their Stock, which is ?nUreiy New, weji Select
ed and will be sold ut a SHALL ADVANCE ou the
Original Cost.
EMAN?EL EZEKIEL.THEODORE KOHN.
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WILLIAM WILLCOCK
WOULD RESPECTFULLY ANNOUNCE TO
all bi> friends and customers that ho has on
band a large and well selected stock of
TIN WABE,
Manufactured by hinwdf, wldoh bo will soli at very
low RATES,
also
AN ASSORTMENT OF
STOVES AND HOUSE FURNISHING
GOODS,
WHICH ARE SOLD AT
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REPAIRING! and other Work done to order at the
Shortest Notlco.
Call aad see for Youi'sclns,
Af WlLLCneiCS.
feb^'3 ' ? Urn
B POETRY.
It is not Your Business Why.
.j;) .??*i i. r.n;ii; ?K t? f.i
The following lin^s ore not limited |o?ny particu
lar locality,'but arc applicable to every neighbor
hood : ,
Would you like to know the secrets
Of your neigt>''or'-s house and life?
I How he Hvc*:or how he doesn't.
And ju'< how lie treats Ids wife?
HowJi" spends his time of leisure,
I Whether .sorrowful or gay,
And where be gocn for pleasure,
To the concert or the play.
' . If you wish it, I will tell yort?
Let mo whisper to you sly?
If your neighbor is but civil,
It is not your busine?? why.
'iy ' i '?- , ? '?. , ? ? ? ? ? - ' '
In abort instead of prying,
Into other men'* ?flairs,
If you ilo your own but justice,
You will have no time for theirs.
Be attentive to such mutters
As concern yourself alone.
And whatever fortune flatter*,
Let your business he your own,
One word by way of finish?
Let me whisper to you sly??
If you wish to he rcvpectcd,
You must cease to he a pry.
LITERARY.
[From Fr?ser'? Magazine.]
THE TEST OF THE
BITTER WATERS.
A IIK11UKW TALK, TUANijLATKD FltO.M TIIK
MODKHX SANt&IUT.
CHAP. Ill?TIIK BANKS OF THE KED
RON.
But long before, tiny break, A.ssir. the hjgli
priest, and Iltiphin, chief of the tribe <d"
Naphtha!:/ were slowly walking on tbo margin
of the Kedron, or -Dark Rivulet," which
wiinL it* darkling way ti? "i-h the Valley of
Ii in u du. l'res?iug u);uost Ci**.vn...!. VV hi.- I
companion's arm, Ifoplint ?a-.crly asked.- -1
-But is the */irW '<*/ the Utter tenter.*' infallible." j
?*J.iifallible beyond tin: shadow of suspicion." J
"Aly reavm re'Ai.- s t-? believe it." d ?ma::-. '. .
la-e . v:u?.sj.
, ''The power of Jehovah \? infinit'*." the'
I priest bowed low.
"And yet, if Ezela should prove innocent." !
in used Hophiu.
'?She would appear more beautiful from the
ordeal," complimented the priest.
"But if guilty?"
'?Her body would soon become swollen) and
death would instantly .succeed."
'?Assir-!" Haid the husband, easting a gloomy
glance on the dark waters, rolling at hi? feet?
I "Ezela must die! You understand inc."
"Justice shall be done on the guilty," and j
the priest bowed again.
"Assir, you are a doctor of the law, and
I even so am I. But you are also a priest, and
so am not I. Speak we undisguiscdly. Speak
not as a high-priest to an Lnorant Lcvitc, but
as man to man."
So saying, he sat down upon the trunk uf a
storm-uprooted c dar; and, approaching his
lips towards the cars of the high-priest, whis
pered in a bis? of torture,?'"Assir, I am be
trayed ! Ezela loves Atnniiel! You sec this
poignard. Last night it was within u hair
breadth of drinking the life-blood of the wan
ton and her paramour. You shuddvr. Assir.
and you arc right. The deed.were brutal, so I
cheeked myself to enjoy a sweeter vengeance.
Assir, Ezola must die, yet not in the darkness
of night, hut in the glare of noon-day?not as
sassinated by my slaves, or by own hand, but
by thine, good Assir, by the draught of the
'bitter waters' in the midst of tho temple, and
before the face of all Israel. Thou under
staudest V
"To no.uo but the guilty are the waters terri
ble," solemnly replied the. priest.
"Aiid yet, had I been high-priest, good As
sir, they sh?.'uhl be terrible to whomsoever 1
pleased," insinuated Hopbin. But- the hint
fell sLilbborn, apparent iy, for the priest's uyc
was imperturbable ?n the tomb.'
. "Tbo snnd which 1 mix with the waters, i.
collcctcd from the floor of the nanctuary: I mis
with tho sand eertain burnt herbs and prepare
two <?up?, ouo . for tho wife, the other for her
husband."
"You mark one. of thoso cups, good Assir.
Their eyes met, A flash of demon-joy
gleamed for a moment, in tho eyes of tho high
priest, then left them more lurid than boforo,
as darkness After lightning. A fiendish through
prophylaet, mid burning into the brain.
''The laboror deserves his hire," muttered
A.ssir.
Hophin drew from his bosom a gold-ombroi
dorod purse, and presented it to tho high-priest.
"But, be fore I net," remarked the latter, 'T
must previously ascertain whether E/.ela- de
serves the death you doom her to. I desire to
b.uc an hour's converge with her alone "
"2\over!" exclaimed Hophin, starting at (lie
thought,
"Thon neck from Homo other 'the ordeal of
the bitter--waters,' prepared in the manner yon
wish thcio tu bo. Peace be with you." And
tho priest arose from the prostrate cedar, as if
about to depart.
'?'Hold! Assir," groaned Hophin", struggling
with his passions; "you have my secret. When
would you wish to ppcak to Ezela?"
"When the evening prayer is tuiid."'
'?Then bo it so."
And, without word, look, or salute, they
separated.
\ CHAP. IV?THE DKPABTUIIE.
While the machinations of Snthauas were
thus' cbucocting by the waters of the Kedrou,
the rays of the rising sun found E/.ehi and the
young Israelite clasped in each other's arms, on
tlfe terrace where the scene of* the last evening
had passed.
"My brother, my dear and only brother, all
must be revealed to Hophiu. Ainmiel. you
must not be sacrificed!'' And Ezela sobbed
bitterly.
' Put the dying Words of our mother must bo
obeyed. Ezela,, she knew not at first that I
lived, that 1 VCtHwSfcvcd from the shipwreck ,
where our father perished"; otherwise she would
nut have willed you the property, halt' of which
was legally^ mine."
'? \ ct, Ainmiel, when she knew you were
alive, why did she conceal your existence, and j
rob you of your just patrimony?"
''Hush! my sister. A mother's pride, ami
she was most proud in having Hophiu for her
son. led her to this error, besides the disgrace J
of llophin's refusal: had you only half the j
dowry proposed. I regret not the loss. Your
marriage was celebrated, and vim accompanied
your husband to .Jerusalem.'''
?And you. my poor brother, are cast penniless 1
on the world for my account. i)U ! Amiuicl. I
let me ivad once more the injunctions of our
mother. They may strengthen nie in this hour
of trial."
Animicl took ?; .?!' of parchment fr.im his
,ii..>H'iipraiid ,Emd?i?ua<l with surrowJ'ul ngitathni. ]
her mother's letter:
to a >';?:; ?.-.: .
My Atomic!, .?hon you return to the home
??f y ??'.:? !'i!o iv. yo i ... ! i it d rsnlate. \ our
mother -onfe-sc- she has robbed you. and addc 1 i
to the rubbery a lie. Forgive me. my son ! 1
?'nun the grave I implore your forgiveness. |
Let not my memory bo brought to shame, nor (
your sister to reproach, by revealing the secret i
which weighs heavily on my heart at this iny !
dying hour. (Jo to thy sister; tell her all.
May the God of Israel support thee and her
to keep inviolate the secret of thy mother.
??s!?:i.\z."
??Thus, Er.ehi," liighed An.miel. t.ikin- back j
the parchment, "our met hers secret must be
kept, even to the de.*.i!5."
"But. Ammicl, my bftjlhcv,.hcar me. Lc.v ? j
not Jerusalem this morning, n >rovon to-morrow.
1 implore you to grant me this favor. Sonic
horrible presentiment chills me as with a death
stamp. Stay, Ammicl," she repeated, enfold
ing him in her arms.
"Wait till to-morrow evo near the tower of
David. 1 shall either conic myself, or send a
slave to thee."
' Well. I promise th e. Kzela. Trust thy
brother!" A shadow crossed the sunshine on
the terrace. Ainmiel started, and suddenly dis- j
engaged himself from his sister's farewell em
brace. Hophin stalked forward.
"Pardon our tears and our last farewell. m\
lord. Ezda has bcon a sister to nie; to her 1
owe the protection you have so nobly granted
to a poor orphan, lie hut offended at m
grief," and Ammicl turned ; side in sorrow.
? ?Wherefore should l ?" coldly responded
Ilophin.
"Hut enough of this. Take you these three
purses of gold, you will find my best horse
, ready caparisoned in the court-yard. Depart
for the army. Farewell!"
Ainmiel was about to refuse the gifts of Ilo
phin, but it look from Kzela altered bis inten
tion. Receiving the purses, and casting one
look on Kzela. be uttered?
"My lord, 1 accept these gifts as from a
j brother; and now the (Jod of Israel watch
over you."
i Ammicl rapidly departed.
"And now, woman, lor thydestiny !" hoarsely
tnuiterod Jlcphin, leading his wife to her apart
ments.
( To bti Contimit tl.)
[CONTBimjf kd.]
Whiffs and Whims.
No. 4.
?'] am glad I ain't a horse." Wind/ did you
say?-Two of us so." Perhaps you are too
fay/.?, Is that, tho reason yon would'nt be a
horse? That's not my case; for "I have'nt a
lazy bone in mo," as Mousey Kahl, when she
spied old Tabby's teeth.
Think I tiui ?uMUif an r.j,->#utial quality to
valuation in that animal. Wore 1 Blich u
creature, they'd put a curb bit in my mouth,
and a martingale, round my vocal organ:?and
prdsto, I would rear and pitch, and prance and
twitch, and just would'ut stand that. Yet,
perhaps I might if Lou or Carrie came uenr,
and odnxtngly soothed my dislike to an order.
WU1 ncoplc ever learn .the power of persuasion.
Would'ut I hate the whole tribe of bipeds, that
girtjjbdut bragging of their ability to command
and control;?and would'ut 1 give some of
thom the benefit of a pause, (paws).
Misericord in .' To see how power is abused ?
There's that street omnibus, with its live cargo,
ahyitt a dozen persons;, and two half fed
(1 mean half-starved) horses to draw them
along, and trot they must. They arc whipned
or gpndcd to that gait, till they can stand it ub
longer. Then, poor worn-out Dobs, completely
exhausted, stops to pant; he can't get up vitali
ty enough, to start afresh. The driver says,
?? lTnUc,-*?h" tj ?'[ Out he gets and beat's Dobbin
with a <duh. He rears a little, starts.?backs
and falls down. * * Come on, Scavenger,
get your cart and throw Dobs into the river.
Thjfft's Scene the first. Alas poor Dobbins!!
Detter even be in Paris, where they have a
mast for old horses; who are systematically
kiUttd and cooked into potash, or evaporated
into a valuable coloring substance that helps to
form Prussian Dine.
'Iben there's that deacon's horso. The
owner's a good man ; so they say. an f;w*y no
shir" person. What feeds his horse? What?
Why. corn. "Jim, you fed Bunny?*'?(how
, sigmfiennt) 'Yes. sir!" "Watered Buona
par?.? Ves. Sir." Then, yes feedsv him. not
<?>)& hi it any wonder that Baruuin would
hid for him.-the living skeleton. Why
I drajVun to the stable? I lit eh the creature
I at the front dour, and you need no better hat
rack. Try it, Deacon! Why his shoulder
j and thigh banes are as protuberant as pegs,
and,,your cloaks and shalws will hang securely.
I and greatly comfort his ill covered poverty.
?V* * N,,w, "I've said my say." These
Magcppas won't thank me, 1 know ; but really,
some people don't know the difference between
, M'.vtaud ?liHSCf and it is the slights, or iudiffer
| ir.iTC VifiWod tii nur daily drpendontflj that aug
ments or curtails our continttetl satisfaction.
'1 li.it power, is detestable ; and miserable is the
life of him', who wishes to sway us by /ear,
rather than by luce.
??A willing heart ndds feather. t?< the heel.
And makes the clown, a winged Mercury.''
DAISY DABK.
Kami View.
M 1 S C K Ii L A N K <> C S .
AlbtTl Sidney Jolmstoii.
A correspondent of tho Hichmond Disputelt
furnishes the following "Oration of a recon
structed Kebel over the body id' Albert Sidney
Johnst ?n," which lie allctlges he ? picked up ill i
jhv'Strv'H." It is god;
My Futi:.\Tsi ?T ?. .:: to bury Johnston, not
to praise him?sii our masters have ordered.
The Savior of the world teaches tts to render
unto Ctosar the things that are Ctesar's, and
obedience to the coiKjueror is the duty of the
computed.
Let, then, no lengthened cortege, no moitrn
I'ttl trappings, speak of a people's woe. Let us
haste to hide from the eyes of men these poor
remains, which speak in tones that frightened
our lords and masters. I'pon this plain marble
slab that shall mark his last resting place in
scribe no panegyric?inscribe no name?for
that name is itself a panegyric, 'i would re
! mind you of the affectionate husband, the
loving fathtor, the devoted friend, the gallaut
cbieftian, the noble Christian gentleman ; and
all these things you are commanded to forget.
, On the plains Of Mexico he shed his precious
i blood for his country, and won the plaudits of
1 his admiring countrymen. He died in what
we believed to be si just cause; and lives in
1 the hearts of those for whom he died. But
! Untier Bay's be was a traitor, and surely Butler
I is an honorable man.
It is not the custom of Christian nations to
deny funeral honors to a lallen foe, but this
man's forms an exception, flis uamo is so dear
to an enslaved people that they are forbid to
.-peak it. This is an honor that was not accord
ed to liampdcii or hhumctt. It is monument
enough; he can dispense with marble iusorip
| tiun or storied urn. Let. us, then, silently, sad
lv. and seeretli/?for bo it is ordered?bury our
! dead. Pu.-t to dust, itsllCS to asbes!
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Validity of ?face marriages. Opiniun of
: Hon. Jambs \\. Buadwei.i., Probate .lodge.
23 pages. Chicago: K.1L Myers and Chand
ler. Isiiii.
I In this opinion, delivered at September
\ Term, 18G(?, of the County Court of Cook
County, Illinois, the following point is de
i cided : ?
; Two slaves went through the ceremony of
' marriage with the consent of their masters,
i and had a child; the mothcr'dlcd in slavery;
? ihc t'j'hor ?ud child were emancipated; the
father afterwards died. Held, that the child
was legitimate,-and was his father's heir.
The class of questions, one of which was
,prcseuted in this case, is of great -importance,
but is beset with difficulties, both of theory and
practice. Of previous cases the one which
seems to have gone farthest in sustaining the
validity of slave marriages is Girod v. Lctcvt, (J
Martin, f)50,j but there the cohabitation con
tinued after emancipation. This case takes
another step, for bore the mother died in slave
ry. A practical difficulty in carrying out the
doctrine of this case seems likely to arise from
the number of connections of this sort to which
the same slave was often a party: they can
hardly nil be legal marriages, and yet there
seems no reason for selecting one rather than
another.' That the first of such connections
has no greater validity than a hitter has
been decided in the somewhat analogous case
of Mormon marriages, in tin able-opinion by
Sir James Wilde, in the ease of Ifyde v. Wuod
inOnxec, in tho English divorce court, reported
in Law Rep. 1. P. & D. 130.?American Law
lleeieit.
A Valuable Hint From an Insect.
Itthas been said that the operations of the
snider suggested tho arts of spinning and
weaving to man. That may be doubtful, but
it is quite certain that to a hint from an insect
was due the invention of a machine instrumen
tal in accomplishing one of the most stupend
ous works of modern times?the excavation of
the Thames Tunnel. Mark Isambard Brunei,
t lie great engincor, was standing one day,about
half n,century ago, in a ship-yard, watching
the movements of an animal known as the Teredo
Xitr<de.-i?-in English, tho naval wood-worm?
when a.brilliant thought suddenly occurred to
him. lie saw that this creature bored its way
into the piece of wood upon which it was
operating, by means of a very extraordinary
mechanical apparatus. Looking at the animal
attentively though a microscope, bo found that
it was covered in front with a pair of valvular
shells; that with its-lout :is a purchase, it com
municated ? rotary motion and a forward im
pulse to tlui vulvo*.whvioh, actingiipoifcJd>fc wood
like a gimhlct. peue tratet! its substance; and
that as the particles of wo id were loosened,
they passed through a fissure in the foot, and
thence though the body of the borer to its
mouth, where they were expelled. Here, said
Brunei to himself, is the sort of thing I want.
Can I reproduce it in an artificial form? He
forthwith set to work, and the final result of
his labors, after many failures, was the famous
Hol ing Shield, with which the Thuines Tunnel
was excavated. This story was told by Brunei
himself, and there is no reason to doubt its
truth. Tho keen observer can draw useful
less >ns from the humblest of the works of Clod"
[Lrdyer
What tiik South Musi' Do.?Our hope,
says the Baltimore Gazette, is that they will
stand firm?not defiant, not recalcitrant, but
quiet, passive?apathetic, if you will?and let
the evil thing come. It will come more cer
tainly if they consent to eat dirt at the bidding
of their oppressors than if they refuse to groV
cl at their feet. They were brave and enter
prising in war. Let them now exhibit to the
world the grander spectacle of steadfast endu
rance under defeat and subjugation. It is a
hard lesson to learn, but it has its uses. It has
also its compensations. The fortitude that
meets oppression calmly, balHcs and confounds
the oppressor. Where men have moral
stamina to confront the worst without faltering,
they are strong even in their weakness. There
is a limit to the bitterest persecution which
cannot safely be overpassed. There is a hero
ism in patient suffering that touches more near
ly the sympathies of civilized nations than the
horuwni of the battle-field.
Nut an Inch Should nil COxckded.?
Not an inch should be conceded, says the Phil
adelphia Ayr. to this march of usurpation.
Concession will not satisfy the greedy appetites
of the men who are now leading the assault upon
the rights of the States and liberties of the
people. Ninety-nine points given up without
a contest, and still the party in power would
use force to tear the remaining right or liberty
from the grasp of a reluctant people. It is now
the confessed intention of the Radical party to
destroy the Southern States, and and govern
the territory by military power. Is that un not
I which should be accepted or applauded? If
not. then the means must be taken to prevent
tho mischief. One of these means is an appeal
to the Supreme Court, and the Enquirer is right
in urging that duty upon the people of Virginia
aud the South.
We loarn, from the highest authority that,
since tho status of the South has been some
what defined, and there is no practical cvidouco
oPnh immediate chango in the civil authority
, of the ?State, our bills receivable have apprceia
I tod in value and in a fair way to attain their
formerMandard - -Columbia Carolinian.
AGRICULTURAL, &~C.
Protecting The Peach From Spring
Frosta,
The only obstacle We have to contend whit,
or ever do have to really endanger'-our peach
crop, is late spring frosts. . A'?aih?t 'these, a
porfect protection is found in Binokel which,
first recommended in Gardening for the .South,
has now bebn tried in this vicinity fo'j/ovbr ten
years, without a failure. It is mrf - necessary
h.re to do anything generally, in'the way of
protecting the fruit, before the last- of M rch.
It is the late March and April frosts that are
to be feared. It is a dense smoke, not bent,
that is required.
Prepare some fat lightwocd, split np very^
fine, also some billets of dry wood, -out- quite
short, all kept under cover until needed.
Prepare also, in advance, piles of wet tan chips,
saw dust or othor damp combustibles, where
fires aro most likely to be needed. The wood
should be distributed the- evening- -previous.
About two or three o'clock in the' morning,
have all hands up aud start fires,- about two
rods asunder, all over the orchard; the windward
ones being nearest. Three or four 'St?des are
aro required for each fire, which, whert well
started, should have a stick or two 'of green
wood added. Then put on and nearly smother
the fire with the wet tan or tradL If any pile
breaks, out iuto a flame, apply -more trash, tu.
keep up, from dampened, smouldering fires, a
curtain of moist, heavy smoke over the trees,
until the sun is well up, and the-frost-fully ex
tracted. The smoke from fires of dry wood is
so light and rises so vapidly in a cold, fronty
night, that it really affords no protection, while
while that from damp material, loaded with
uioisturc, hugs tho ground and dk*>ipates very
slowly. If your fruit rsfrozen s/Mid before you
begin, or while you are at work, do not despair,
but make all the smoke you cau, and as light a.
protection as it seems, looking through it when;
the sun i* rising, we have bad it so fully protect
the frozen fruit from rapid thawing, that the
frost was all extracted without injury to the
fruit. In our first trial, wewerc about giv'eriupiu
despair, the cold was so mtense at day-break, ,
but our success was "perfect. At 'this* pktte,
the fruit is very seldom, iiideed, destroyed
before April, iu which month net move than
one or two frosts arc tobe expected, tindagaiust
these it is well to provide.?Snuthrru Cultiuator
Melons
1 The melon has been cutivatc-d for centuries.
It is a Untivo of Persia, and draws its rich and
luscious juices from her arid and barren sands.
To have the Melon here irs perfection, it must
be grown in a sandy soil. New laud. fmlfi
from the woods, suits them best. A piece of
new land that has been trod by cattle, will pro
duce the water-melon of monstrous size. All
melons, to be kept pure, should not be planted
I in the immediate vicinity of Squashes. Cucum
bers or Gourds, as1 the seed saved from these,
raised in close proximity, will produce" Mchfis
partaking of the nature and flavor of all the
squash tribe?the mixture of the pollen pro
ducing new varieties, but rendering all worth
less, causing the Melon to be insipid, the*
Cucumber overgrown and hollow, the Sqiwsh
to be watery, and the Gourd shell soft. Water
and musk melons may be planted from the
middle of March, through the month ?n~ April,
riant water-melons ten feet apart each way.
sonic eight or ten seeds to a hill, nntLsvhen they
show four leaves, thin out to four plant* tu a
hill. Musk-melons may be planted about five
feet apart, and thinned out in the same manner.
Tho Nutmeg or Citron Musk-mclou is the
finest variety cultivated. When grown in per
fection, it combines the flavor of the Straw
berry and Pine Apple, but this variety should
not bo grown in the vicinity of any other melon.
To save seed, select the earliest and \*cA inciting
dry in tho shade, and put them away in paper
hags. Water-melon seed improve with tijgey
and may be kept ton years to advantage.?
Cnmminucutal by Dr. Ctririiilt, from Trtttmtc
ttonnof the Southern Centra/ Afj/H Socirfy.
Liquid Honey.?The following rcoipe. fm
a beautiful liquid honey, is taken from 3Ir.
Langstroth, who says tho best judges have
pronounced it one of the most luscious articles
they over tasted. Put two poundsof the purest
white sugar in as nmchhot writer-its will dissolve
it; take or.o pound of strained white clover honey
?any honey of good flavor will answer?ami
add it warm to the sirup, thoroughly stirring
together. As refined loaf sugar is a pure aud
inodorous swoot, ono pound of honey will give
its flavor to two pounds of sugar, and the com
pound will bo freo from that smarting taf'o
that pure honey often has, and will usually
agree with those who cannot eat the latter with
impunity. Any desired flavor can be added
to it. * '_
Some ex-Froderieksburg darkies voted at ihe
election in Georgetown. Ono old fellow, how
ever declined, saying "They ji?t put the names
down, and the next thing is lax on every nig
::cr thit voted.

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