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Current of Erets.
-The small pox prevails at Edgefield C. 11.
The Texas crops are the largest- ever
Confederate exiles are returning from
Mexico. bringing unfavorable reports.
The local elections in Illinois and Iadi
ana are all that can be desired to foresha
dow a complete Democratic victory in those
States the ensuing fall.
The bier.on which Washington's remains
were carried to the tomb, with many other
relics used to grace the museum at
Alexand'ria, Va., but which disappeared at
thi"boginning of the war, have been re
stored. having been kept secreted from Gov
ernment detectives and other camp follow
The New Haven Common Council have
been petitioned to abate as a nuisance one
of the colored Methodist churches there, in
account of unreasonably loud singing and
The death of Major M. Borbour, formerly
Chief Quartermaster under Gen. Joseph E
Johnston, is announced in the Petersburg
Express of the 80th. Major Barbour was a
native of Virginia, and he was a powerful
advocate forJudge Douglas in the Presiden
tial campaign of 1860.
The President stands his ground. We
are told that his firmness is demoralizing
ihe Radicals, and that they have fallen back
from their respective position, with a view
to preventing a split in the Republican
party. A Washington letter says :
"The President openly avows his inten
tion to appoint none but the friends of his
policy. General Wils->n's proposition in
the Senate upon restoration is significant."
The Government is about to re move a
large part of the negroes on Roanoke Island
.to the interior of North Carolina, whence
they came. A large steamer has left New
born for that purpose. They will be distri
buted all over the state. so that they may
more readily obtain employment. The samne
disposition will be made of the negroes in
camp near Nowbern.
It. will be remembered that the President
has nominated the lion. Ileury Stansbury,
for the Supreme Bench, in the place of
Justice Catron, deceased.
His political record is thus stated. At
the beginning of the war he addressed a
pubio meeting in Cincinnati, denying the
right of the Government to resort, to coer
clon. He was opposed to the draft and to
the suspension of the habeas corpus. When
Gen. Sherman made his treaty with Gen.
Johnston, he maintained that the war was at
an end, that the State Governments were re
stored, and all the rights of the people of
the South re-instated as before the late civil
BO says the Albany Evening Journal.
At the old cemetery in Macon, Ga., says
the Journal and dessenger, of Thursday, we
learn that the ladies universally decorated
the graves of the deceased Federal prison.
ers, as they did those of the Confederates.
Under the chastening influence of sorrow.
all resentments vanished from pure hears
-t the Macon fair, and they adorned, indis
riminately, the graves of the dead of both
sections as the victims of a common calami
ty. Rev. Mr. Warren, of the Baptist. Church,
delivered a most eloquent and touching ad
dress upon the occasion, and with feeling
alluded to this affecting incident.
The deluge still continues along the river
borders of Louisiana. Within the last few
dpys the waters of the Mississippi, Arkan
sas, Ouaehita and Red rivers have broken
through the newly made levees near Lake
Providence, and flooded all that cotton.
growing region and the Ouachita country.
1t has also forced immense crevasses
through the new levees of WVest Baton
Rouge, and flooded the whole country--the
richest plantatio'ns of sugar and cotton in
Louisiana-down to the Bayou Plaquemine.
It is feared, even, that the whole countrmy
down to the Bayou Lafourche will be over
flowed. Several orevasses have also broken
out In the immediate vacinity of New Or
Itis.reported that the military districts
of Oharleston, Port Royal, Eastern South
Carolina and Western Bouth Carolina, to
gatherwith the sub-districts therein, are
ordered tb be abolished- These districts
are to b~e divided into twelve military posts,
named as fellows: Charleston, Colleton,
Georgetown, 'Hilton Itead, Lawtonville,
]oefort, Darlington, Columbia, Aikon,
Chester, Andersen and Unionvilie. These
poets are to be garrisoned, bye seven regi
mients of volunteer troops, among which
which will be the One Hundre't ad Twenty
eigta United States negro'tr
6)4* turoh now existing in thIs - Country
*ae Smithfield, Isle of Wight oo@y,
4i*ba was built, In the reIgili or
eeno. the year .1080 suzd 1086.
h,,i1me ad timbeqr ,word ia.)brt
mis 'l~ bhe ihbew r lJi tlibh
o#k, 1 a n a e
structitre Is of niok ,eoed ~ h~ si
eoesohat'deed tWq 1Wllti*fre'f
T. P. S.1Dk.A, Csq., is tho
sole.agent for this piier in.h -hieston
As there are many of onr readers
who take an interest in tho Science of
PhrenlologV, they -nn indulge their tnste
better in the pursut of that study by
seniling on to Messr. Fowr.:i and
V:Li,, 389 Broadway, Now York, for
one of their busts of the "latest classifica.
tion and exact lo-:aion of the organsof.tle
brain." Those btisl ire made sothat
they are not. only i.wttil lit ornamental.
See noticc "Phreilogy" elzew:here.
A. S-ro.r:N Bint.i.:.-The Orisis, pub.
lished at Columnbii, Ohio, says tho hold.
er of aIn Oxford (lglish) vdition of tie
Bible, of beaitifil typography, tikii
from tle library of Hoiter C. Denslow,
at, Savanal, Georgia, wishes to resore it
to the owner or his heirs. This Bible
was presentedi to the present holder by
one of Geii. Shrman's army.
We wonder if Sierinan's "bummers"
will over repent nd restore any, artele
taken from this town and District-es.
petially fle bieau titifill silver coninn 111ion
service beloigiig to the Presbyteriaii
Chrbch in this place.
A. CoNTRAST.--TI Rili1non,l Re
am iner, de,cribing the foliness of Ill,
Yaakeve f-mr thw ".almiighty dollar,"
makes the followinfg compimson:
'';o0e thir repre-itat ive men. The
life of a soldi-r migii. be expected t,.
dti-n he lovI of tilth y lucre ; but look
to fle Pvtl-ral Gonerais who nciot I,
., st. a pf-comary tmlnn hr.
Grant. and others of high rank have ac.
cepted ever y inig offerid to thut % t
shatneles a vidit v. Fa rraglt anid of.her
nt.vial celobries have n lot. beei nble to
rjoctt le bnIevoleticeS of .their fol'ow.
<irizons. Were they So )oor[ that Iheir
ne!Cessities constrained? If not need y.
how dIared they take that Iioney Ita
were bmtter bestowed on the indigent
families of dead soldiers? - Th-y loved
moneVY. like all ih1ir tribe, with a resist.
les- afFeci ion. Grant might conq.r
Fif-, bit Ie, coi,h not VercITome h1i ow0%i
aaricE. Sherimal might11, d4vifeat toid.
but. copility oii, fllked him.
itn what brigit ciorast to this isihe
eximph offred biy oir own men ? Pomr
Mi leed, Yvt tihey have resolutely i.
f14ed ally material tribiito fr II Lhieir
admiring coontry memn. Who does w.i
ro-colleet how inviriah this has he n
the ease ? Not one hIs degra-ht-d biU.
sYlf b tgkm eleIosy nary coniiihil
ions fromi1 an o uarter. T:ms they viin.
diit4e oAt livi-s as patriois, while hose
who fought sigainst them contess them.
Silves ni-renaries. soldiers of fortunes,
by tihe reLlille.ss with which they roeoivf
gritrlifie:z iki the waiters of ho:tls,
ther take the uift with a bow and smirk,
an11d then look hiigrily a bout to s''' if
thero are not yet olhiirs who will -r.ii
Ihemn afier Ilhe -am ginerolus fashion.
Fanigh ! 'tis disgustina.
SouT-rm-.nx Rr..' 1".un.-...\t a
mfeetinig, stays thle Ballimnore Gazette, of
tie Excut ive Committee of loalies.
behi yesterdayv, the 'sitm of $108,000)
wsappropriated to the following~
North Carolina. 10.000
Smnth Carolina, I5,000
Alaa, 1 0,000
Loutisia nn, 0,000
A committee of three ladies was ap.
poinited to sutperintend the distribut.ion
for eaich State-a htet of whom will be
published in a few dnys. In addition
to the appropriiations above, abont.*50,
000 will remaein as a reserved fund in
the hands of the', Executive Committee
to incretase the allotment to such$Stges
as may require it, and to meet special
cases. Til result of the Fair,has been
so far developed es to make it certain
thiat its aggrega f ' proceeds will rib&be
less thanotie1 htundred arld ui:ty 'ihotuu
aund dollars. The entire expeiipg yill
not exceed Lhree thousand .dgliars.v
An A thianhW#1 n b'ouhti $I.
to 4( tnf ideni'a cheek by th p
hisWo kA4~ aid to he "M
' [FOR THE NEWA.J
Hessri. Editors: Tier Is discerniblo .n
all our friulties, a tendenoy t tako the
m 7dde course between extremes.
Otr senses comprehand nothing in ex
tr -me; tho much tinois deafens us-too much
light dazzles us-an excess of distance, or
o' proximity impedes the sight, the extreme
either of length or of brevity in a discourse
d3stroys the effeet; pleasure pursued with
out moderation sltiates, land too llany sweet
sounds in sutoession offend the car. We
feel neither the extreme of cold, nor that of
he1a, thuins all rrte.eire qualities are our ene.
ies, they are not welcome to us -- we sim
ply endure theil. Extreiie youth and ex
treme age, alike trammel the mind; too
much or too little food prevetils its exercise,
too much or t:)o little cultivation produces
stupidity. Extremes are to us, as if thoy
ha-l no existence, they escape uso, or we, ghan.
This imperfection of hutan reason is
more visible in those who are ignoratm of it,
than in those who recognize the frailty. it
a man be too old, his judguent. is unreli
ble, if too youing lie saime tinitig, too tittcl
or too littlo thought dtulth the brain, ad
Trtih is veiled. It a writer criticize his
work immediately after its completion, lie is
untit to judge of its merits, it' hao delay in.
definitely, the desired? to criticize ceases
There is one indivisible point fromi whilhi
pictures should be properly viewed, other
points are too* near, too far, too higigh, to
low Perspective ilicates it in art : brl
in Truth, in inoiality, who nsignzs it !
ThaL mistress of error, which we call
Fitticy or Opinion, is still mote decit IlI
becauise, Hot Conlsisteitly so-for ilstilce
she would be the iniallible guide to Trm It it
sie were the infallible discerner or F.i.:
hood,'hut being most frequenitly talse her
self, sie presents no lixe.1 trait ot eiarne
ter', iand placs her stamp itliko upon Truthi
andl FeaLiehood. This powerful ene-ny *ov f
R(eason, which takes pleimire in, tyrianlizing
over it, to show how much it caln dto, ink il
tlintags has establisIeI its s'cond linatur;e inl
illan-it possoses its hippy Rand tillu:1py.
its hcalthy, its sick, its rich, its poor, it
lise and its fools,,antd nothing -iin lie mm,r%.
.Jetestable than to linl that i t':ls its vk1u;
iUS Witt a saltistaction far in.-re entire
thanl azny, which lVe:ason canl b i-n'. Th1e
imiginary * Learned pleaso IIt hvmselve.i
11horoighly, Whilo It Wise arit Nldest sur
f'er in proportion, becatise they call nevel'
be easily sait isfied I lie forter look upon,
monil wit a m conscious supeiority; they d.
pute with 01zitsA u.nAc(JfkIdenCe, the lit.
li' With fear Ami (d1l'idence: A A Lhat Vory
bo 'd'/rss. gives thei liln adI:ntag.:e inl
tie opinion of their Ieares; so tirue it is,
11hat the wise il tieir- Own conoeit, are gele.
rally fivorel by their./w'cuds qfth some aa
hire- This conit cannot make fools wise ;
but it protwes emiplacenicy in oppositivyn
to Ielsonl, whichl only renders its friernli
disiatislied-thie one covers Uen with glor.
thal other vith imortilicatiot.. Wh1iat t hii' is
pezises reputation, what bestows rettpe
?a1-l Venlerat10on uponl indlividuals. lupoll
works, or iipon Ihe' Great, if' it pm,n /
Witihouit its olisent how titterly ilislificiit
1ar'o All the riches (1' tt ' art h! ()piljil
Orde:s every thing-it constitut. i.lhi v.
.iustice, lappiness, which friml tie ail i
this werld !
Translated from 'Les Pensees" de i. il.
FT.y inst some fiaers enga ged in pe
inig oni tie farmz of Squtire Shitannon.i in i;'.
5w tielhd t onzship. Washiington) countyi . wit.
n issedt a scente somewhat $1itran' iio Ita
nteck-o' wools. Int an adnjoitin ag lie!] sime
ewes andi tlmbs were qutiet ly grazinig. an;d
white I ho alienationt of th plo hiwmuen wais
directedt to Ithemi by roma~rks of' some one ill
ihe crowd. a larji Amei'icatn r a; he wa s se'tn
ti swoop down, and seizing a wooek-o!d la:ih
with I a ioud iream ni lew ofl' fat' abtove I he
tree tops, bearintg the bleiating Inamb in its
taltigs. Thliis isu'don rise Ill tout ton so ius
tonishied Itie fa'mers that for a white t hey
mauiintainead a silenice not unmixed with nd.'
miration, but recovering thomiselves, set. tip
a shot. and haltoo whichh seemingly fzighi
toned thie proud bird,. forIit let go its hlId
anid the laimb fellito the ground with a forco
whaieh reduced it to a state of muatton chops
and uheep skin in a very short space of
TAil FA-ru or AlT. Sutn.--An edJitor of a
westerni pnper, white taking ia snoozo aftei'
dlark, traYelling ini a a railway cairlage, haiti
his pocket pinked. The tnief'inext daiy for
warded the pocket book by express to the
editor's office, with tho-tilowiung tnote.
"Youl mhzerabile skunk, flon'ri yei' pockit
book. I don't keep sloth. For a maln dress
med as welt as yeon was, to go round with ni
walhit and ntuthin.it la fbut a tot of ntoose
paper soraps, an tvryiooth comb, too nloose
paper,stamps and a. pass ,frema ralorode
direotitr, is a contgjnplable .Imporsition on
the pthllo. As I hee .yeoigy a editus', I re
tar'a yet' tras--I never' robs any, only gens.
*A. W'ard thu do ibos s perils at
aea: 4DJoLIh'stat'd t si~ hp, act. But
h~ Iad rathuer. .He) nytldq'9 0v /)eth,
RbOl 7O.,.V , ttDesha in th~e
P,rm the 'New York lierald, April 18.
Nitro-lyceriue.-A Terrible Explosive
Trhe frightfl dinater which, ocenirrid
onl th(4 I 6th of April, in or near ithe of
fico of W'lls, Filr-go & Co.'s l'pre.,
in the city of P m Francisco, killing fif.
teen or twenity p-rsol, and dtredfulb
injilring 111an1y others. d(estroying nearl1Y
a whole block os ib-ling, amd resnh.ing
in a :nnmige of tio tii *200,000, is,
IeyomI ani dl<i the result of the
Vxplosion of nitro-glyceiine, or blisting
Accor1ing to inroriwminm taknloi hwre,
in New Yfrk," IIe stierintiedet of a
New York niiiiiig coiniy had sevt,
soi weeks ago, 'o Sin l'ranlcisco, by
tIe Pacific Maiil Comllpany1q, sevvral
bioxes of itro-glycerins. wveigling a Wult
200 piounds, nmport-A fromi i(m Cactory
of' Mr. anlred Nowl, of' ltamberg, (er
It was9 in,tjd I to Soe lliz; oil to mninl
ing , i4 iv,, the iIIIIII Ise x plo !ilng
plower 41f 1 he neiw ,hm a , -mp,,m114
offe ing greav adtvata , f. oIllyv i
thw Saving of labmr of driill holo:. butl1 al o
inl freight. hle.alwv lon plovlml of :t.is
bhasting oil 4loes- thm :Inne l;.-truvtivv
work :1. 12 tol 15 pouindi Ofrcommnon
hhosl ing gno e
Ti'l- IloIll stirs if we :hh1, that ti
20" pounds sent bY tie Pacilie mas
s'V;lIIekr hadL uxploi(I duriing Ihe sca
voy agt, It-arin;t I') jif.cl :Ind, butrying
freightlicL 0'''l Welli & ro's Com
ImIny,.n I S:nIi Pranlci:co, wi1:13.n
apparent caum-, havv happwnm quAIte P:4
w=ll on borl of thl i t!enr which
cllrrild te-1triu1a d d ng ru
IIn ilw. smllfl . of, Blo -inna, inl one
of le coI] 1 of Wes philalia, (or
u1in'1y, a t,ore-keepeir lo-I)t C-ir saile for
lw( minor., soimo tock of Noil'Ts nitro
glyeorine. ()ftm morniiig a tminor caie
to bmy t wpounds,and brought wift Im
In t to carry i, tle i l am bot l., in
whicb it wva sul bwing onwonvi.nil-int f-r
h1111. Till elot k opiont-d the( bottles and
0mrI' 1w oil into tiw- till Can ; bllt Io,
in twe same .umn ULiD phdoI , tarng'
tti pieces fihe p),.r cl!-C ,' kilEn., ifhe
mnr4.al 1i t orv. The
Prils,inn Gw;mIn ppoin'-d at comn
mki ,ion to invv ti l t mal sr, aill it
as oll :5 til. thl tinl (;:IihIl c!'O i0
ed litrlw l.in t il, ilt l a tir p.1n iinv oil
int v<o :o-t wit!b imtr - l ;vin i po - i
wold occasi 1a sd,ild'Ivle xplosio ..-.
Sin lirly n ogh th accil,t ti !v ppnii
od 'it tl't SliIfv dlay tla ti e v ywilinl",
hteIIld, anel,h nitook h : in lhlis vl ty.
Near ih z Ii tht Pr1esia l'rovi.
dae, o a d3 la 'rv of la bor w to oc
011pi-d inl b!;ltinI. Ilway somw rm.,ks Iln
h!e r:lh;,.I it -u, .u;w v.rv earlk inl
'h n orbin,! (Jo (. 1, lo i,
S>. I,- w:l' 14o 11"or oil in ':is dIliP
hmlv, ibt fwo l izt wd rtztg ovvr nigh
-lim oil haVi' ! h nir u.Vhy (d
i e-v.1.g ix 11. ga:-s4 aboMV0 Walt"lr f:"r('Z
i g I',ilt. Th'le oil wasin l! g111. p1-e lh1
f Ia tI : lt.l- K ini ng 1 1,, t hW hulr*11'
tiato w0i I ing inan cnt.(.pvn Oh flit, ki wl
t,ak a haoich-t to et, o ;I p -c- of e ik
11rozenl oil ThI m l- otil>nlt Ohw h II vl-I
tomehvd thk. Crozwn llumpI itepodd
killint- in.sin nivy fthe p14 r MAn, Whi%,
t.he accide t ppen 1. kl81(
W e cal, therifgr', the a (etiel
Floods in the Mississippi.
N Ew Out1.ANs, Ifny '.Wygh wa:
ters every whire, an1 floods coming
down. The planters are in despair.
VASt1N0TON, May 2. - Senator'
Dixon offered an amendment to the
proposijion of the Reconstruction Com
mittee. It declares flhat, when any of
the lately rebellions States shall present
itseht not only in an attitude of loyalty,.
bit represented by nien capable of sub
miting to constitutionl tests, it shall he'
adiittvd to tie right of representation.
In the 11onse the bill for reorganizing
the army was defeated, and it will next
consider one which has passed the Son.
ate for that purpose.
1illitnry Commissions at an End.
WASIhINrON, May 2.-An order'
has I1een issuml front the AXar Depart.
mneut, by dirv< tion of the President, de.
chiring that MliNtary Commisions and
Ciourt. N.\hrtial are not authorized, there
f.r III-y will not a-sume jurisdiction in
ie tril of persons other than those be.
1Io ging t, the army And navy of the.
Ullited States, camp followers, contrac.
tors, a nd such others as are indicnted in
the Articles of War and Acts of Cn.
111ot at Memphis,
MUnieitis. May 1.-There was a riot
here this evening between the police.
m1n and negro soldiers, growing out of'
an attempt of the olicers to arrest a
while man whom the negroes attempted'
o proteet. A boutthirty policemen kept.
1p the1, fight for two hours with a hun,
dred und ihy negroes, which was final;
Ir qiteil by the 16th Regiment of
Infit ry. Once policeman was killed,
irve womilvd. Eight or ten negroes.
were kille:1 auld several wouiled.
President Johnson on the Report of the
Reconstruclion Committee, Ete.
WASIIINCTON, May 1.-It is tiider.
s1ood that at a meeting of te Cabinet
to-day thi Presideit invited an expres.
41mn1 (if opinioi from the Hoads of the
Depart menis respecting the report of ti,e
Reconstroctiont Committee, and it is
reported that. in an animated discussion
whieb entmed thermipon, Socrotaries
Sward, McCuilloch, Welh-s and S-an.
;4m wvre decided mi their opposition to
be l.an of the( colmiittee, and enriet
ii their upport of the Prosideti't, policy
i restorat ion The Post mast er-Gener
al was in fivor of carrying out thn Presi.
.1sn't policy, but expressed soin doubts
as to tho precise tune at which loyal
Ippresentiatives from Southern States
slhuld ho admitted. The Attorney.
General was not presentt.
'The President was very emnhiatio in
his opposit ion .to the commitltee's report,
a nd dechatred hi mself againv, all conditions.
precedent to 'he admission of loyal rep
resentatives fromx tha Southern St ates in
ihe shape of amendments to.the Consti
tiution and the passage o4sws. He in.
sisted that tunder the. &iisLtitution rno
Stato could be deprived of its equal af
frage ini the Senate, -and that Senators
and Representatives Outat oc to be
admitted ito the representative houses
as pre.scribed by law and r,be Constitu
Hewas for al sriot eneto the
Constitution aitis,,aehttmarked that,
having sustaitiefoitr*elves tinder it dlur
ing a tore' %'hellion, lie thought the
GOVI fit could be restored without
reto amendments; and remarked,
eneral terms, that if the organic law
a to be changed int all the States
it should be at a time when. all the
peopie cani participat.e ini the alteration.
lina Jefferson Dayla,
FonTnss MONRo;C May 1.--Mrs.
Jefferson Diavis arrived lhene thuis morn.
tng, direct fronm Montreal.
broke her nxeck~ whi e r p at
tempt ofra young man to kiss her. i
furnishes a f'earhd warnhig to yor,