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WINNSBORO, S. C., THURSDAY 'MIORNING, MAY 25, 1865. NUMBER 80.
THE TRI-WEEKLY NEWS:
BY J. E. RITTON -
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A tloio of thd RUibelhon.
A most elegant 'And csstly relic of the
captute of Ciarlestn is now .on exhibi.
tioix at the e're of Albert Coles & Co.,
inanufacturing Jewers, No. 6, Liberty
place, in this city. The article in ques.
tiOn, is a silver pitcher presented by
,tho Jews r Charleston to the late rebel
:secretary of the treasury, Air. Menimin.
ger, by his co-religionists of that city, in
4ppreciation of his services rendered in
defence of the members of that pezsua
sion, before the State Legialature of
.Spnth Carolina, on the occasion of the
attempted passage of some obnoxious
measures against the religious belief of
the Jewb of South Carolina. The pitch.
or is of pure silver, weighing a6out sixty
onneed, eighteen inches in height by
twenty-four in circumference, and is
modeled after the m.Anner of the vases
in use by the Isrmlites in the days Of
prosperity. and power. The handle is
-of' the most intricate workiansahip, orna
iiented with cherubs, and the- engraving
.around the body of the pitcher repro.
-sents the Holy City as viewed from
Mount Zion, with the brook of' Kedron
in the distance., The walls of. the an
cient city,' and 'the figures bathing in
the strean in tle foreground,. are exe.
truted in a manier reflhctin4 great cre
tditn thme artist.. The inscription on the
iteher-is as follows:
"Frou the Jews of dharleston, S. C.,
Professors of the Ancieit Fi aith
Of the House of Israel,
As receiv MI frot their Fathers,
To C. (. Mentminger, Esq.,
Iiitestiony of his disinterested, sealous,
and able services in defence of Rights
foanded upon thtt Faith,
3efore the Judiciary of Soith Carolina,
Anno Mundi 5604."
UJnderneath' te above is a quotation
i Hebrew charaeters and the following
scriptural text in Nnglish.:
'Pray for the peace of -Jerusalem,
they 'sfaUl'. prosper that love thee."-.
' e,cxxii . 6.
Thpitcher is valued .at $500, 'and
was dag up from- its oecealment at
bE0jjtyiitou by the.lucky finder, Captain
'Edmonston, an officer of itn Illinoi? re
giment of.nmountod- infantry, and -sold by
hint to its present owners, Giles.Wales
A Co., No. 13 Maiden ane, When
found, it was discalored . with rust, and
isinow in -the hands of the4 well known
house o[ Albert Coles & Go., nanufac
tning, jewellers, .No. 6 Liperby ;]Vlaoe,
to lie flished and mixde fti for-service.
Roman Saotlic at Dabemey.
The tohitew publihes altktor- from
injg the festivat of hurmar~sieriaices rot
eptly Sold-,at -Abome6 ,-.th-p cai of
Wahofnby,, bfore the-ifng and in pres.
ente of aJ' his coutt and great dignitaries
of.State; The Ietter haye:
Kinghavingnnounoed to the
p6epl6 that, in a short time, to honor the
namem of Agoingoro,his ancestor, and
Kin*&Gio, hiis' father,. forty prisoners
b61404iu to therebeoltribe oftheAkan
ks w be i molatedodheaarkel
place &tAbomeye. with, 'thd~ i! cor,
mnon'y,.three tdays 'afterwardv h decided
that tis berbaroue l4d shoul &, ao
co~S3pehed one 'hbur lhefoult surs.
Many1!hgptans *hii we 'qirhad
an audlence ofA arehy, and Ito
ploeh& IW erelte se
suppree' t nelent- a
int Mldation of t1* f hbe
cauenteddo redoee athe n
ihrto twelve. On 4he a't
* akislceihe went to a great skediui1
whieh'the fotty pulsonere derswi~e
to pest. He gave amr ordr thhmawwoa
ty-eight ahould~ be 'esed, ailtb*I
they uheuldi be taken bashto theltey&
on, and the~ atddte4 'hfmselt ethe
*twelVe .othe, 264 smtfi
themu that1 -merts ub * it *
oftheltros -40 s
anpmah wih the taoee -ingmsei
would be executed with his own hand,
and then retired: A short time after.
warag arrived Prince Bbcusau, the
King's brother. He chose two of the
prisoners, annofnced to them that they
had beei'selected to bo dispatched by
his brother, but in order to' Q* admitted
to-sucL an honor it wAs hiecessary to
purify their crime-eai'ed' bodies, and
that they must pass the *night in the
great fetish temple, prostrated bifore the
idols. Oil the next day. the prisones
were led to the market place, their hands
bound behind their. backs. The Ki-ng
presided at the cgremony, seated on a
large ivory throne, surrounded by his
court, the great dignitaries of the king.
dom, and the ministry.
On the centre of the place was a lirge
vessel, intended tQ receive thme blood of
the victims.' When the hour had coine,
the King advanced, took a very thin
steel sabre, and depressed the heads of
the two prisoners he was about to' im
molate. These poor wretches, on the
order given to th6m, were placed at the
edge of the vessel which was about to
catch their blood. At the conclusion of
the first executioh the crowd uttered on
thusiastic eflouts of applause for full five
minutes, after which the King. resumed
his seat on the throne. The other ten
prisoners'were executed by the great
fetish man, or high priest, whd ,picked
ta-h victim's head and showed it to the
people, whilst they uttered ferocious
. When all was over, the populace fell
upon the bodies of the infortunate vie.
tims, which they ct into pieces and then
drank their blood. The King -retired in.
great pomp, and causod the twelve
heads to bet fixed on the waills of his
palace. These monstrous scenes occur
thi-ecor four timos a year, and this is
the nineteenth century I Unfortunately
human sucrifices are not confined to the
kingdom of Dahomey. They take place
also very frequently in the kingdoms of
Abbookuta, Agbnnten and Bonin, also
situated in Africd, and iit the same re
gion as Dahomey.
THE PIAoUE ix Russra.-The plaguo
eoritinmtes atSt. Peterqburg. The total
number of cases this far is ten isou
sand, and the. lefths two'thousand. The
cases average one hundred a day. Foty
physicians a-d dqa, The Ismail officers'
barracks havq been converted into a
hospit'l. Precantionary measures are
being taken at Ncow, wvhere th6 food
and lodgings of the laboring classes are
being inspected , by' the police. - The
dis~ase i not cholera but the plague, and
may be' knowlm by dilated 'pupils of the
eye, carb'incles, auld pestilential.bubo.
Tie Britilh' Governmn4:t'having telo
graphed' to its officers in Russi or in
forumption relative to the epidemid it, that
couptry, the Ambassador at Petersburg,
in a despatch, dated the 5th inst., saysC
-The fever is contagione and iii Eng
land is' called the"relaphng or famino
fever, also the ienittont or bilious typhoid,
4ver. It was .t6known in Itussia until
eight monthp ago..
, Lold Napiet returned fr6rn Berlin on
the 5th, and repprts. ibiAt an unknown
disordr had, appeared al9ng the Valley
of'.the Vitula,-out. the Rrussian Gov
ernment were: not aware -that it cane
from St. Petersburg.
The -Louden Vmes 'suggests that
competent medical er be sent.from
England to study the disese.
A Parip letter siys that several ipdi.
cal students, who went from Framno to
inveqtigate the..epidsemieg. bad fallen trio
~OX4ogim-Th 1frking) Jlermer
save of the .totamato plant ,that it bears
~ih~pept..of itasftt 'li.eigh
~as4 arer ot he~y do niot
mayehefre e shorten.
# qe a beye dlie large or
jm er thbe Jo~et
i M o iben4aqowQ.
b.'onld b.dole as
Wit and Humor.
A wag stiys of a woman-to her vir
tue ve give lovo; to her beauty, admi.
ration; to'her hoops, the whole pave
Rowland Hill said he wouldn't gite a
farthing for a man's religion whose cat
and'dog were not the better for it.
SPme woman paint their faces and
then wepo becauso it doesn't make them
beautifalt They raise a'; hue-and
If you i2al to dream of wedding-riuigs
and cake, waltz with a book-muslin
dress, stuffed with health and palpita
"Oh dear I" said a fashionabble girl.
when she first behold a cucumber, "I
always thought such things grew - in
A young lady lately dismissed her
beau fdr wearing a superflui y of carrot
ty beard and whiskers. She said he
was a great deal too hirsute to suit her.
"Can a man .soo without eyes ?" asked
a professor, "yes sir," was the prompt
answer. "H1ow do you make that out?"
cried the astoniohed professor. "lIe
can see with one, sir !"
"I don't know what you mean by not
being an Irishman," said a gentleman
who was about hiring a boy, ."when you
say you were born in Ireland." "Och,
your honor, if that's all," said the boy,
"small blame to that. Suppose your
cat were to have kittens id the oven,
would they be loaves of bro d, do yon
A military friend waggisllj remarked
at breakfast, yesterday morn g, speak
ing of the high price of subs tutes, "Its
the first . tine in my life -.T ver know
white men to 'sell' for niord than nig.
"Close up," shouted a cavalry officer
fri#nd of ours, the other day to his strag.
gliog followers. Little. WhQe.. headed
girl on the road side, lifting her petti
doats above her knees. "Captain, is
this high enough ?"
A joker once put a rose into the 'bro.
ken neck of an empty whiskey bottle,
and pon the side of the'bott!e pasted a
slip of paper be,riing this inscription
"NewAre, adinirers of this rose,
Lest, when you smell, yoit cut your nose;
For unacustomed is your snout
To sniell'the bottle when the whiskey's
Spene-A Country Bar Room.
$miw, J91nes and WMilson, at the Coun
Wilson.-"Well, boys, wlmo is to Pay
this bil ?"
Jous.'--"That's the q+ n. I say
SWih.-'I move, that upon reach
ing ,home, this 'ev'ewng, we sliI 1, e8011
Qf. us, comply, with the friqWst
made'of us by ourrespectiv$-_ ; *nd
the pi' who failo- to do this, wtjakm e
bill when we meet here in the moranl"
.T,he plan was .unanimously adoptid
and they separated for the night, all
heavily laden witi that spirit so often
destructiVo Qf human happiness., Morn,.
ing dame; and the# gave in their.expo.
oe'e, as follows:
Wilsonr--'Arriving at home pretty
I t ,Iwont stumbling over the chire
nd tables, aind.camne near falling in the
tre, when my wife cried out, "Johu, you
iad better put your foot in thab'batterf"
Just as you say, darling; and into the
Jonee.4--f'The effects of that miean
whisloy ave mes some d1ouble.iwgeach.
ing my 4) aipn, and L. made ao lit'
ie 'noise 'while etftering my vernacular
doiole. Myr. spouse~ fear-ing ,for the
apfpy therenws irror, assailed . my
esa h hes wpa;"Time you my
&v4Jbreak- 'has looking glas.' :0Of
ifre~ollie, and crash wenti the~ rait.
16r ina nd pieces."
tR. W~a doleful cuntatinco.
'"ppropon~ resulted in but' little
*'QIa~ft &s iwas concerned ftio
of my better talf sh~d
once,' an be. one
~E4 i'wyon'tdo- ny such"
Jem B. is a wag. A joke to Jem is
botih food and raiment; and whenever
and wherever there is an op.ening for fun,
he has it.
Join was recently in a drog storo when
7 youth, apparently fresh from the
"mounting," entered the store, and at
once acoosted Jem, stating that ho was
in search of a job.
"What kind of a job?' inquired .the
'-Oh, almost anything-I want to git
a kind of a genteel job, I'm tired o' far.
min', an' kill turn my hand to most any
"Well, we want aman, a good strong,
healthy man, as sample clerk."
-( "What's the wages ?"
"Wages are good ; we pay 1,000 to a
man in that situation."
"What's a fellow have to do ?"
"Oh, merely to test medicines, that's
all. It requires a stout man,, one of good
constitution, and after he gets used to it,
Ito dosent't mind it. You see we are
very particular about the quality of our
medicines, and before we sell any, we
test every parcel. You would be requir.
d to take-say six or seven ounces of
castor oil some days, with a few doses
of rubarb, aloes, croton oil and similar
preparations. Some days you would
not be required to take anything ;
but as a general thing, you can count
upon-say, froin six to ten doses some.
thing daily. As to work, tint does not
imount to much-the testing depart
ment Would be the principal labor re
Ltired of you; and, as I said before, it
requires a person of very healthy organ.
ization to endur4 it, but you look hearty,
Rnd I guess you would suit us. That
young man (pointing to a pal faced,
alim looking Youth who happened to be
present) hal filled the post for the past
two weeks, but lie is hardly stout enough
to stand it. We should like to have
y6u take right hold, if you are ready,
and if-yoneay eo; we'll .bogi to-day.
Here's a new barrel 9f castor oil just
come in; I will go and draw an ounce
Here verdant, who had been gazing
intently upon the slim youth interrupted
"No, no, I guess not-not to-day, any
how, I'll go down and see my aunt: and
of conclude to come, I'll come up
termorter an' let you know."
As ho di return, it is. o be
upposed dered the work too
MIu uBY tOD t the siege
of York, Kno d with som#3
American tDoW& a redopbt.
It wats provid it eads, filled
with sand, and called ds"-which
merved 'as a protecti rinst shells.
A general. order lad n 1 issued, that
when a shdll was seen they might cry
out, "a shell /"' Col. Hamilton remark.
ed that it seemed to hini unsoldiorlike
to cry gut "a shell P" While 6aneral
Knox contetided that order was wisely
gIven by General Washington, who
dared fot the life of his men. While
they wee disonssity the poiot, two
she'fell atd struck within the redoubt,
whereupon there.w4s great scrambling
id jumping tojeach "the blinds'" and
get behind them. 1ugx an Hamilton
united in abtion, loweve iffering in
opinidn both gdt beh~id "th6 blinds,"
arid Hamilton, to. be more secure held
Qn, .b9hind Itoox; Znox being a very
large maiy and Haniltop small. .Upon
this,.Kuox struggled to thfow flamil
ton ofr, anid is~ the qffort, himself (Knox,
rolled over'and threw Hamilton oftf to
wards ie ,shell. Ratnjlton, -howeyver,
aniokly arim~bled back again. The
shellspow.:baand threw their misp~ep
(q every direo4ipng "Now,"s KnoX,
iJuItprymi "sheyl" bu~t lot mne toltgeu
os. fe e ka breastwork of me agapn."
Oe o rt.- A "smart little
suefi% oz s sing in 4 cloud,
A ha o o~~~jt~ tara
'Ihere was butbue, hr'lttle obfek,
That da4 u otM taiL.
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