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Current of Events.
They tell of a lady speculator in Now
York who made $p00 In gold and from that
netted $5,000, and finally by successful
"bear" operations Increased the sum to
$100,000. She has a passion for diamonds
and invests her winnings in them. She is
flow watching tle market ready to sail in
again when she thinks the time comes.
The Washington Union announces that
all the Democratic papers and twenty-two
out of forty-six Republican papers ini Cali
fornia, support the President's policy.
The Commissionors from liritish North
America, appointed with a view to inquir
ing into the best means of opening comner
cial intercourse between the West. Indies
and the British Provinces in North Ameri
en, have returned, and report very favor
able progress in that direction.
The Chamber of Commerce have tele
graphed the California delegation in Con
gross their resoltitions requesting the pas
sage of a law making it felony to transport
nitro-glyceribe within the United States on
Col. Babcock, of General Grant's istalf,
has started overland for California, via
Denver and Salt Lake cities, on an inspec
tion tour that will occupy several months.
OeniSherman will visit, for a similar pur
pose, the posts on the upper 'Missouri, cross
over by vay of the Black Hills to Denver,
and return by the Smoky Hill route. Gen.
Sackett will inspect the posts ou tle ex
freme northwestern frontier to the British
'The London Times has a statement that in
one year fro:n this time tie annual cost of
the public debt of Great Britain vill be
lightened by more than a half- a million
sterling. This is in consequence of tle ap
proaching termination of the annuity of
?585,740 contracted in 1823 to be paid to
thoBankof Edgland'for forty-fotryears, thle
last lalf..yearly portion of which will fnii
due in April, 1867. Time expiring' of this
annuity, commonly known ate the -Dead
Weight," will not in any way atrect tihe ac
counts of the bank, the requisite teserves
laavibg alwave been made to reinstate the
A telegram from St. Petersburg, dated
April 14th, announces that an attempt, to
assassinate the Emperor of Russia ias
made at 4 P. M. yesterday. The uipe
ror Alexandria was entering his carriage to
take his usual drive, whena an unknown in
dividual fired a pistol at him. Tiae b.all
providentially missed its aim. Tiae police
are investigating the matter.
The man who attempted the Emperor's
life is a Russian landowner of small maneans.
who considered himself itjured by tihe
emancipation of the serfs.
Ie discharged the pistol within a few feet
of the Emperor, and tle shot would have
probably taken effect had not a peas;atl
turned aside the assassin's arm. This pea
sante had been ennobled. It is said that the
Emperor, with perfect presence of mind,
himself, seized tiae oulprit, asking hin uttiet
ly : "What have I ever dono to you that you
should seek my life?"
The garrison of Washington was by or
ders abolished on the 28th uIt. All of the
remaining forts have been dismantlel.
It. F. Remington, of Springtiehl, mas.:a
ohusett , has obtained a patent, for the last
novelty-a paper shirt-to be got tap for lthe
modest sum of twenty-five cents, and to be
The New York Oonnaercial',s Washingtonk
correspondent says it is runmor-ed that tlhe
President. advocates. thae calling of a nat iota
al Constitutional Convention to settle thec
issutes now penading.
In thae Senate, on the 30tha ult., 3Mr. Howe
from thme Library Commnittee, reported a
joint resolution for the purchase of thme li
brary of He'ot. James L. P'etigrua, for the Law
Library of Congrenss.
A violent. tornado swept over- a portion of
Rockingham County, Na., on Monday last.
Fences. Fences, barns, sheds anad or.
ohards were torn do-wa and scattered like
straw. Dwellings 'were turned round and
oapsized. In the town of aEtna, some hmalf
a dozen buIldings were unroofed.
A company has been organIzed in thec city
of Now York, with a capital of S2,500,000,
in shares of $,26 each, with a view of lend..
ing naoney for the working of cotton plan
tations, seooredl by mortgages, atad by
pledges of oneshalf of tha'ca-op- in additiona.
Thte htail storm which passed over ld-ti
morem on ruesday night, was one of the most
remarkable meteorological phenomena of
the kind ever witnessed. In for-ce and fury
and the siz,o and hardness of the hailstonaes,
i was unparalleled, We think it, a nmooer
ate computation to-say thait 20,000 panats f
glass were shattered b,ytfie stowm
A negotiation of consIderable nm.gnit.ua-le
has justbeen concluded with the. Mexican
Minister here, which involves the cessation
to certain leading American capitalists o
nearly the entire penuinsula of Lower Cali,
The failure of the ea'erat's National
day. has caused conslderable oxoitenent.
Soveral of our citizens are heavy dosers
The Government Is also a loser to thoajnodnt
Thtradayfltornung,'llay 10, 1866.
(RP" T. P. SLIDER, Esq., is the
solo ngent, for this paper in Charleston
To day is the anniversary of the
death of General TnoNfAS J. JACKSON.
Gen. JACKSON was born January 21,
1824, in Clarksburg, Harrison County,
Virginia. IIis father died when he was
but three years old, leaving his family
penniless- The little boy TrostAs lived
with an inule until he was seventeen
years old. In the meantime lie labored
on the farms in the sumimer, and went
to school three mont,s in the winter,
where he gained the rudiments of a plain
English education. His habits of life at
this early age, are described as grave
and seriogs-his dischargo of every
duty conscientious and complete. At
the nge of sixteen, he was elected con
stabie of the county of Lewis (where
his uncle who raised lived,) and the
duties of that office he discharged with
intelligence and credit.
When seventeen he set out on foot
for Washiington, to secentie an appoint
ment, as cadet, at \Vest Point. Some
political friends ailed him, and lie en
tered lipol his studies there in 1842.
[i July, 1846, at the age of twenty.twvo,
lie graduiated with distinction, was
brevetted second hieutenait,and immedi
at ely ordered to report for duty in Mexi.
co, under Gen. TAYLOR. He was sub.
sequemly transferred to Gen. SCOTT'S
command. In August, 1847, he was
inde first lieutenant in MAGIRUDER'S
battery, aid was brevetted captain for
gallant and meritorious conduct in the
battles o! Contreras and Churubusco.
In Mardi, 1819, lie wias brevetted
iajor for the same gallantry in tho sil)
sequent battle ofChiepultepec' In Feb.
rniary (29th,) 1852, he resigned his com
mlisiion in the U. S. Army on account
of hlis health, wheni he obtained a pro.
fessorship ini the Virginia Military In
stitute where ho remained itil the
Greal. Revolution. le married Miss
JiNKIN, daughter of the Rev. Dr. JuN.
KiN, president of the Washington Col.
lege. This lady and her children died.
and lie was afterwards married to Miss
Monisox, of North Carolina,-his only
living child, a daughter, born shortly be.
fore his death, beinig the sole issue of
Gen. JACKso;- was the- first colonel
coniiissioned by the State of Virginia,
itLer her secession. May 3d, 1861, h1e
took the cominmand at Harper's Ferry.
Maiy 23d, same year, lie was relieved
by Glen. Jos. 10. JoizNsoN, and assigned
to the conmmind of the iinfantry in the
Shienanidoah Valley. On the 2nd of
July,. Col. JA UKsON met, and defeated
the enemy at, Falling W\aters, and tis
success gained him the appointment ol
Blrigadier.Generah. On the memorable
21st Jiily, 1861, in to first battle ol
Mfanasaas, the fortunes of the day seem.
od waning, and Gen. BEE rode up te
General JACKSON and eXClaimedi in bit,
"Gen erail, they are beating us back I'
"Sir, we will give them the bayonet!'
Gen. BmE diashied b)ack to thme rem
nants of hiis command, and fronting tc
JACK80N, calledl out to his men,
"Thtere is JACKSON standing like e
st.onewall I Let us determine to die
here, and we will conquer. Folfow mae !'
From that day to thme 28th April,
1 803, "STroNnwALr." JACKSON'S career,
was bitt one blaze of brilliat snecesses.
T[hiat career has eclipsed the brightest
page of history of anty other hero. It
wits at Ohancellorsville that' Gen.
JACKSON received his fatal wounds. On
the 28th April, after the conflict was
over, when JACKSON himself ha& saidj,
"The danger is over, the enem.Ils
Anel he had given order. to A. i n
Hill "to press on," thak lhe turned from
the front, and, with his staff, rode back,
in a trot, toward his own men. It waa
late at night-9 or 10 o'clock. His
own-mno thought the Gen. and staff
were onpmies, and bred upon them.
Two of his staff were shot down, and
the General himself pierced by three
balls. He foll from his horse, and was
caught by Capt. WoRstY, to whoin lie
"All my wounds are by my own
Thik fatal and "untoward event"
drew forth a fire from the enemy who
made a sudden advance and actually
charged over JAcKsoN's hody. But
they were repulsed, and the General
was rescued. While born upon the lit.
ter one of the bearers was shot down,
and this gave the General a severe rall
adding to the injury of his wounded
arm. He was left in that condition for
five minutes until the fire elackened,
when lie was taken off iii an ambulance.
As he was carried ol' the field, frequent
inquiries were made by the soldiers,
"W ho have you there ?"
The General told the Doctor
"Do not tell the troops I am wound.
A mortal prostration succeeded his
Wounds and injuries, though lie con
versed freely. Mrs. JACKSON was at
his bedside. and when she told him lie
was about to die, his reply was,
"Very good, very good, it is all
Ie sent messages to his friends, the
generals and others, and feebly*express.
ed his desire to be burri ed in,
Lexington, in the Valley of Vir.
le then began to wander in mind
and to give orders to the commissary of
his corps, tho surgeons and the com
mnanders. His last words were
"A. P. Him,, prepare for action."
An d at fifteen minutes past three in
the evening, a beautiful Sabbath even
ing, May 10th, 1863, the pure soul of
our beloved JAcKso- took its flight to
Thui passed away the great light
from the Southorn constellation, atid
from .he shock of its departure the
Sautih never recovered. By friend and
roe the memory of that great and be.
loved chieftain is reserved. In a letter
from Major.General FRANK P. Bi.An,
jr., of the Federal army, to the recent
mass meeting of the Johnson party .in
St. Louis, that officer and gentlenian
" Would they (England and France)
fail to honwr anl cherish, Us part f
their own, glory the memory of thIt illus.
trious throag of he dead led by SToNE.
WAL. JACKSON ?
The following is the suggestion of the
Richmoni Examiner as to the manner in
which thi4 day be observed-:
lhe 10th of May is the anmverrv
of the death of "Stonewall" Jackson,
and we propose that no b)usiness be
transacted on that day, that all stores
he closed, that all papers intermit pub.
lication, and that our churches he open.
ed for iiemorial services for the deadl of
the whole Coiifedeorate army. In all the
churches let collections be made for the
preservation of the neglected graves of
our soldiers, and let all unite in the
testimonial with devout and liberal
The flemalid for a (ollal Party,
The Rlichmond limes calls for the
formation of a new party in politics to
be called the "T.nion conservative par.
ty.'' There is really no occasion for
any party in the South, although there
is nothing amiss in the discussion of the
elements best to form such. Tihe time
will conme wvhen the demand for party
will arise, and for that reason public
opinion in the South, instead of being
indifferent or reckless and divided
should rally around one common banner
for the advocacy and def'ence of political
rights. There will' be hot contest for
the maintenance of those right, not of
armp however, but of words. And it
therefore become usn d( the South to
pre-determine what shall be the concert
ed course ofthie South
The name of 'the party naturally
grow.out of the circumstances origioat.
ing it. We have been compelled to
swear allegiance to the Constitution and
the Union thereundet ; that is, to smn
tain the Constitution as interpreted by
the consolidationist, in contradistinction
to that interpretation adopted heretofore
by the secessionist. And it will be the
interest of the South to claim a strict
adherence to the provisions of tho Con
stitution by all parties. In other words,
it will be her interest to conserve the
principles of the Constitution, not as
stereotyped and unchangeable princi.
pies, but as living and acting principles.
That is, to demand that whatever
changes are made in thto administration
of Government, and which are necessary
to keep pace with the age, shall be
made according to the methods provided
in the Constitution ; fot in no other
way can we be said to be supporting
the Constitution and the Union there
under. We woulld therefore prefer the
name "Conservative Union party" to
that of the "Union conservative party."
Tihe difference between these is not simp
ly that of tweedle-dm and tweedle-de.
Extract of a Letter from Mexico.
At our own request we- have been
furnished with the following extract of a
letter received by a gentleman. of this
place from a distinguishcd gentleman in
the city of rexico:
CITY (;' MExico, }
March) 28th 1866. f
DKY.%n - From your letter and
other sources, I see that considerable
excitement exists in the Sonth about.
emigration to Mexico. It is a magnifi
cent country, and of immiiense resources,
but I oannot adviso you to-come here,
at least for the present. There are
many people in the South who would
do well to como here as fiarmers, could
the-y get laud. But tilnfortunatelV the
management of the colonization business
in this country has been very much
botched and is likely to become a total
There are thousands of Southerners
who may hereafter do well by coming
here, but I'do not think you or your
children are among the nmnher, for this
is a very peculiar contry. I do r.ot.
call myself a resident here' The saino
varied experience in dillbrent countries,
and much study of history, which ena
bled ue, as you well remember fron our
conversations, to jutdge caluly of the f(1.
ture during our late war, leads in to
be entirely confident, that should tny
life be spared, I will one daLy, perhaps
not a distant one, return i.o my iome, in
equality and perhaps in trintmph. I ad
vis.- you to remain in the country and
nurse your remaining mea-s. Wrilg up
your children to indistry and economy,
and above all don't allow any temporary
expediency, or undue depression to lead
you to devote any of them to a profes.
sion (as the law) wihich is useless to
them out of their own country, or to any
occupation which may prove an imliedi
ment in their rise in social position. Make
them Merchants, or if thVy have no.
c!.atical talent, place item in the higher
lines, su1h as those of engineers, archi.
tects, builders, &c. Cut loose entirely
from niggordom, slavery and every thig
cotnnecte-d wvith them, int all your busi
ness relations. Seek white labor.
Eivery att,empt to organaize free tnegro
labor for the beniefit of thte whlites ill
surely fail. "Plant erocr-acy" is as dead
as Julius Cosar ; "thte fool~killer" slew
it. The negro with us, as every where
elso will become a small farmeri, small
mechatnic, or tradler, or a co-laborer in
the fields of the poior wvhites, and in the
course of time entirely disappear. By
keeping this itt view, acceptitng the sit
uation, economising, ad tnot "despismng
the day of small thtings" or spending
mtotey before it is earned, you can again
revive the fortunes of your family.
The Oath of Postmasters,
By reference to Governtor Onn's let
ter to thto Columbia Pho~nixv, it will be
seen that the post onfice here, as else.
where, will be closed unless there be a
regnlarly commissioned postmaster.
Is there a man, -woman, lad 'r lassie
in FLlairfield District, who can take thaiti
oath conscientiously ? We don't be
llove there is even a respectable colo
man could take it, so,
What shall we do ? C e not
s.i up the whole Dlistrict to 'bish -a
postai system of our own, ,shall we
urge the~ Departmenut to se its a yan.
kee, H"ttentot, Radioa .nybody, to
take the oath and cobt "the offie?
What shall we do ?-' thatever i~
It must. hb qnick.
The Augusta Constiutionalist is one
of our exclianges-to whicl' we woutlt di.
rect the attention of' alliwio desire a,
most valuable paper. Besides its selec
tions which are as varied and as choice
as can be found in tho columns of an*
shet, its editorialashow a superior abili.
ty. There is sontething fascinating iu*
their style, and they always treat of
The Weekly Rccord, published in.
Charleston, is another deserving tho pa.
tronage of all lovers of a valuable and'
able paper. It is a quarto sheet, largo
and well tilled, and ably conducted.
Jenny Lind sang atCannes during Easter
week, it being the first time she had ever
appeared in Franco.
Horace Greely, at the late Tribuns festival
on the twenty-fifth anniversay of the es
tablishment or that journal, said: "Ifenry
.I. Raymond (present, proprietor of the New
York Tnies) was one of my first employees;
he was very useful to the paper Inl its icip
iency; he was the only amia whomn I ever
found it necessary to admonish that lie
worked too hard.
Dickens gets a fee equal to five dellars a
niluute during each performance, for read
ing. His resumption of the readings, has
caused -groat expectations." Lie Is the
best, of English amateur actors, but near
him in this respect is George Henry Lewes,
the distinguished editor of the Fortnightly
Mr. Thomas Cook, celebrated In Europe
as a manager of mammouth pleasure exaur
sions, announces that this year his facilities
include the United States and Canada, so
that Europeans may purchase at home tick
ets at reduced prices for a journey to tle
Mississippi, and tourists from the fair WYost
many be carried to Home and Naples In the
Orfila, tbo celebrated French chemist, be
ing exaidined as "expert" on a capital
trial, was asked by the President whether
lie could tell what quantity of arsenic was
requisite to kill a fly. The doctor -replied,
-Certainly, M. I* President; but I gU8t
know beforehand the ige of the fly, its sex,
its temperament, its condition and habits of
body, whether married or single, widow or
maiden, widower or bachelor. When satis
fled on the poiuts, I can answer your ques.
Foreign papers furnish some particulars
of tie late Mr. Gibson. lie bequeathed to
the ltoyal Academy in England al, his works
and models not sold at the time of his
death, Ihe first case of Venus the Modicis,
which wits sent to Conova to be executed in
marble, and whiqh when executed was to re
place the noble otatuo carried to Paris, and
in uadiioiini, the stu otf 35,000 ona the fol
lowing conditions: A space sufficient for
their reception and easy accommodation is
to be provided for his work which are to be
opo to the use of the students of the Roy.
al Academy, and are to be exposed to the
public under such regulations as the Coun
cil shall direct.
Mons. Alex. Dumas gives this polrali of
the Emperor of Austria: "Ho Is a man
sene thirty-six or thirty-seven years old.
Ile is tall, thin, but. evidently possesses
great bodily vigor; his fixed eye, well. areh.
ed eyebrow, straight nose, and well marked
chin, gives him the appearance of oa man of
determined will, to which his thick whiskers
and long moustache contribute additioaal
evidence. ills complexion is brown, but,
this dark coating must have been spread on
his face by the wind and sun. lie is. foad
of field sports, and to pursue-them, he dis.
regards the worst weather. le Is, with all
this, hat.dsome, but with that maaoulina
beauty in which strength is more promi.
The Empress of Austria. one of the hand'
sonmost princesses of Europe, Is abot, to
visit Eugenie, of France, and Isabella, of,
Spain, on her way to Madeira, and probably
with a view of diplomatising against Prtus
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Carolina clean Rice, Herrings, Prime Lard,.
Spice, Pecppor and Nut Megs.
Keep on hand, Hardware, Oils, Lamps.
Weodon Ware, ko.
DulBCSEi EGLESTON & CO.,
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Rul~e to Plead.
TI,e statd of Soutla Cae Sa..
F AI lI)'IE LD DI
Ix 'Jue coxx Mrdmas.
AS the ?)ainttff tiid on thao
7tIh day of May, A. D. 1866, nIe his
aration against the Defendant, who (ao
-aI said, is iast from and without tiho
I its of the Stale, and has neither wifa
nor attorney known within the same upon,
whom a eopy of the said declaration might,
It is therefore ordered that the,said De
fendant. No appar and plead to. the saidi
Declaration oimor before the 8th day of May,
A. D). 1847, otherwise Ainal *nd abstQlute
judgment will then be given and awarded fore
the Phlntjia against iIm.