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Somebody will be at (lie Fair to-night
iSomiiebody (lat loves Ime well
And her heart will th:ob, and her chck
As the rose in her native dell.
Scmebody will be at the Fair to.night,
Whose eye will seek my own,
I ithI a holy trust, and soft delight,
Which tLey give to nlinie alonae.
Someboly will be at the Fiair to-night,
Witih a Ieart. whloso lidileni key
I fonii conceilaled oie iiooiliglit night
In a rose sho give to me.
Somneo-bly will be at lie Fair to night,
With ia heart, to ime as (rie
As hier fagrat, flowiniig robe is white
As hter rihbois bright iare 'dine.
While ap0art from thlae reCless crowd we
Wii it smile of love divine,
nomtebody will necstle a little hand,
t.ike a liet dove, in mine.
Dear litle hand of lie soft, caress,
As while as filie Io:Iun of the sea
IL ilses, si delicata, all 'ontfess
The love sihe wouiki hide from ie.
8omieldy will be at tie Fair o-iiglit,
Withi a rose in her silken hair,
And her le:aat as fresh as its l'tals white,
Anl as pure as an angels pre.yer.
Soiebody will war to (lie Fair to-night
A kiss on lie lip)s for mue,
Love's: ormoneniii, so liirly iright,
That only a lover miay see,
When (lie rose buds dream of Oh drbitiif
And awake to find her near,
A iwl thlue zoepliyrs coil inl tle tree tops play,
And (lie tttle love's voice we hear.
Wlen the tender buds and lentlets green
Float il tihe waian spring 4 ide,
And a Hummer's dream i' the sky is seen,
Somellly will he m1y bride.
Lotter No. 3, from Major 'P. W Wnd
To he Erdiltr tf tie Winnsbmao Neias
1 am siiirprised, ail I coinfvss somiaewhat
moritiied, by .tbe persistency displayed by
Sout I C iroliuians inl their elforts to "Write
down" Mr. Perry. I ai not ffraid that
they will do it, fov I think, so far lie has
shown himself in intellectu'l giant. amonigst(
pigtiies, but. 1 am mortified to see wrier
in the papets who actually seem -' y
to recominend a convention, ":n all its dire
conIsequenicesiits asome ,g grattful to their
feelinigs anid who,. only ado not regret.'
contn enw '.nt ave hlappenled, consign.
ositionl mor, menal (han thbat
ed by the serfs if Wissia or any
e Ipolo tle ilSt igaioble in history,
mut actually employ Iliemiselves in framing
excuses for our oppressors-anl resort to
arguient to convince us that we have been
(lie recipients of a generous magianimity
from tihe Radical party. I can ice low
good men may lniest-ly go for a convention
iid recomiiame, it as a clhoicea of evils-wo
are in (lae iiiidt. of soro trials certainly,
trials, calomlated to make us willing to (to
anything, tliat. proliises relier, bitt, sir, I for
One, anrd I think I can say for the "fow
othiers" alluded I o by you, make at great die
ornc btvtiwoon th po'nd thern womex
buringht and asainatlons, hori atempts
todiinesedval fnsur(leutroutionswe hr
mohsomstarvati "roa fouhernen"
and nwthathe at. lou hall passe
awy boeianii yar selnce, andst yober
undiminshed alfortea ubye diestrco
of myti ofyonnthrats
Upon whom hseth "grat. obangoo
"been xeiroodN?" oeof e Sout was
itupn you And ae yo twoh, whelie
raise avoice n self sten t wit hyour
counry i beig inndaeby redsaoe
layiingpan fote u tin o yor ot?
Womeni ofSutaasi r-r yuand ts iat
herahis tat gnte blitled of not, womaniit
on 3toi' han oriai venablet inl (ie ey
pe nts of thes tassemble reat,-ond good
men iioft thiskit peo e togroesfte wath
lth enros anol her ysature his genera
Itdeen butevnmin ce a' ther' hat-an (ta
li here is a nronlittes a af waeecntso
orneour citstn. o tam unabe, tohndth rel
S seiapits onethif t lenldrm meof-coert en t
ly must. whilnk i, cnind tos thein wrier
sTher.ee iaoyther~ fetroa in youenr
lie ther Its ya feroliusesan yo ateo
numdse ciial lil s ts y 'odcaieiin iour
Thuttrsday's 'commflenuts on Mir. P'erry's third
tant ecedent s,"' my '' ipulsivo nature,'' andh
in yurn last, my "'guinea fowl'" priopenity
so cotipliimenitally dlone. ump, was most excel,
lent, but my dearshv, whiat/ has t his to de
a subject. me to (lie oiai'ge of inon-sistency
too,. whna I tell you that not withstanding
my etmire to you on the subject. I an1
g~ring to imitate a certain distInguished in
dividiual and toll a little anecdote myself.
Ini our own. <adet little town of Wina
boro, sonie years ago, there dwelt, a man,
well known for- his punctilious honesty anal
general benaevolence. Hoe could be seen al.
miost any day upon the street, and was al.
ways recognized by (lie benievolence of Isi
phlysiagnomry, the rotundity of his corporo.
siiy and1( the lony railed linen sack coalt
thero are yet living many, Iwho shared 'vitli
hiin the contents of his ai miple eribs nit
smoke house, who will cobo a heart relt re.
sponse when I say, peace to his aslies.
This old gentleman had a dog, a large
ulack dog, by the name of "Porter." Por.
ter was perhaps the worst dog for,
barking that you ever saw, he could beat Bill
Arp's stumped tailed yaller dog and give
him two in the gatue. It was his peculiar
delight to bark furiously, throtigh each in
dividid pailing, in front of (he house, up
and down, frequently two or three times,
every time any one passed along; and you
doubtless recollect, for we were boys, too,
at the time, that the school boys from old
Mount AZion noticing 1ort er's peculiarities,
and that: there was a good palling between
them, frequently camo by for'I fhe pur
pose of raking a stick iong the fence,
which always caused Porter to cut up soie
of his choicest shines and (10 some of his
loudest bow-wowing-in fact any once
would have mupposed that lie would
have torn in piece 15 or 20 boys if he could
ohly get out.; well sir, this state of things
'vent on some time, until at last. I concltil
ed to make common cause withli 'ortoer, (you
have alr'eidy noted my foidiness for dogs)
especially as we ilnhaibited tle same place
so one evening just as some of tlie bad boys
of lie town (and there were Yume in those
ILays) hatid cuiatneucedl raking it. the lower
ond of tle pailing, intending to pass along
by tile gate, I slipped out of tlie house,
well providel witi a poek et full of ro-:lks.
antd opeicd lie gate slyly, iidhuig to
rush out Wilt Port er, niid at. least break the
boys 'trom sucking eggs," if I conld'nt
stop Ihieii from rikiig the pailinigs. ( Oni
lCy cante, uiCeoneiots 0t aty prIeitmed' lit ated
malice. Ol Porter ripping and sLAining to
his best. Well jttst us they got u) to ithe
gate and saw that it was: opetn-there was
let-h ips sonic of tle best. skeltaddliing on
record, it would have beeti creditable at
"ull Itun." Thilnks I now's your litine
Porter, pitelh in, I'll see you thbrough, bit
sir, imagine moy cla.grin, when Porter
plinges past. the open gate, and til to tle
other end of tle pailing. and back past tlie
open: gale to the other end, atll up aind
dowit a tiie or two iitore, passiltg t Ie op-n
g'ate each tfiei, seeintig to hiasve no disposi
tion to go out and lay hold of tie material
Le not. yout temper be rtiflfed when 1
yilhat your Thursday's commenits
. Perry's letter reminded-me so mtuch
iot bld Porter oii this particular occasion,
that. I could not Suppress mily thoughts.
You have rushed Up and down, rounmd andI
rounid, bow-w.wiig thriioiugl Ole pailings in
tIe neighbourlh ood ot Air 'Perry's letter,
hut you have not. laid holdi upn tlie real
substanuc'e of' it. You have situlioutsly
shutitnned lose quarters with i0m, whilt youi
have roveo/. everybody else troimni "\oses,"
through Iienry Clay,'" even down to the
old ''gtintea fowl" himself.
It 'ti t 'r e v is w -pn.- as to I ',i-' i" "' -
to be ta'ken ty the ite, cotInvice its by
cool, dispassionate argueme-not by tnak.
ing side issues and assertions whiih are
certaldy not etlitled to molure consileratiott
than his assertions to the colitrary. 1h
a-3 you "trust tle Major will bear witi you
in making a few running coninemits on his
ltter, I trust you will heat' with Iie
whilst I make it few cery running remarks
on your' aditorial. Yea argue that Ir.
P'er", is in ''dihicultics'' because lie writes
tir'ee leiers ini a brief period. It is more
reastontable to imagine that Mr. Perry is lion
estly impressed with tle niagnitudo of tle
issues at stake, and that he is really at.
tempting to avert what seems to him to be
You say that "Ienry Clay destroyed his
chances for the Presidencylby letter writitig
(i. e ) wrote himself down." Mr. Perry
need apprehend no such thing for lie ro
hably is aware that lie is not eligible just
now. But the idea advanced hero by you
I commend to your own consid'erat ioi-per
haps you hiad better not write too many
letters, for the sane reason-for there is a
rumor amongst us, t he clod hoppers of i lie
country that there is ati aspirInt, in lie
District for a seat of Congress-perhaps
pou are the man-if so, one or two more
attempts will unquestionally "write you
down"-I am not very orthodox ott Biblical
history and will the Major anid yourself to
settle "antediluvian" matters for youtrselves
-the Present, at proeset eingages all my
spat'e lImo. We now conmo to a more im-.
portant assue between thte Mtajor and your
self-which is his assertlon that Congress
has given no guarantee that, we will be ad
mitted &c. if we havea convention, &c.-and
your assertiont that Congress has given such
guiaranteo -I don't utuppose that Mr. P'eriry
intendhs to convey te idea that, Congress
intends to keep us out, ad in/ini/um, whilst
you admtit your doubt "as to wchen we will
be recived by saying it is true. that Con
gress has not said (in so tmany wordls.)
'Te Union shall be rest oredl before the next,
P'residential election, btuit if," &c., I say to
both of you that Congress many or maiy not
receive as. if we have a convcntion aid
negro--radloalize outrolvyes sufficient ly to bo
of service to the radlicals, so as to itnure the
over-throw of the Deniocrats by clectinig a
radical prcesideitt, I feel sure that we will
he admit toil as suoon as possilhe, and Ihey03
miighit even with a show of magntanimitiy re
tiove the iron -clad oath and allow its to send
whom we please, for' withI a tradlial P'rcsi
dlent, the preostnce of our membhers will be
of nto really vittl advattago asi the radlicauls
woulid still have a miajor'it y, anid thbetr wotuld
bo nao demtocr'at ic Precsidet to v-ete itnfamous
meastures-req uirinug a t we thbird-i voute to
miake1,uiw. lhit en thie other hand it' we
shotuldl succeed itt itnducitng ouri colored
brthrenitot to htarmnoii wiith its, andl i-etc totr
real Southern ct men of SotIherrn prtinciples
antd thereo was a probability of' our eaintg
to (theteratic side, t hey could and
would keep its out uti l aft or lie elect iont
afteor whicb it nmat ters little to t hem antd in
tmy opinibon little to us teo when we get in.
And sit', I say Ihant the cotingencey intvolve'd,
is not only, wheothier or not we have a eon
venttin, butt also whether or not we are
rchiealkzed by a cotivention. T1htey can
easily keep uts out fuor yearus evein it' iwe have
doneall thaut is rquired. Fort inistantce by r'e
ferr'ing it to the Jitdiciary Commit tee, as
to whether or ntot our members were0 qual..
fled to take the oath of office, and they
might take a year to report, for they cr
taumly (10 butsines leisurely. 'I hien It
might be referired to the Commuittee on eloc
tins to say ivhthter or itot they hadl beent
elect ed as per r'equtiremetnts of the Sutpple
mtentitry bill, they mIght take another yecar
to report atit so on. There-lu no use In try
inig to deceivo ourselves, as inidividuals, we
feel, as a people we ktnow, that we are to have
on handi~ in this government, unless we coin.
tribute our: votes aind influence to the radical
side, and if there is a full blooded whtite
mian int the Soutth whto can lay hand upon
his heart tand say Itat lio desires it upon
thoro term'is-l wIll only say that I shall
lily nequaiit ance not to vote for him. I find
that. to answer your piece inl detail as I had
intended will Iloiopolize your. paper. I
shall close by noticing Your last stricitire
on Mr. 'erry, you charge him with invon.
sistency because havinig gone to the 'Duvil
0100" lhe dCecinimes to acomIpAniy you oin Ia
secowl trip. I have heai it, said thit
burnt, children dreaded the fire. .lr Perry
has no doubt learned a practical lesson by
his experience, on the trip alluill to.
T. W. W oonw.ultil.
Synopticajl Statcient of tho Opinion of
tho Attornoy-Gonoral upon tho lautos
of the Military Acts' Reforring to Vot
ing and Holding Offico.
The following is a synoptical analysis of
tie opinion of Attorney-General Staiberry
1st.. Qualification or disqualification is
6 xed by registtui u.
2d. No pmwer is given to any other board
or alLy othir au hrity, after registral,ion
is completed, to change the rogisters t and
persons whose na mies ar1.0 aliniited to reg
istration are entitled to Vote and niole ot Ith
3d. The registration inutt be completed
iefre Septeiber 1, 1867. At that timi,
the funetws ol the boa id is a boarid of
registration ceenSe, and nater 1Jht, it .s dit
ties are limited ts hohling iad siperin
emiiung electiois and inaiilng I lie reiqiuired
.\It ii' AT)!io t i n(ts5tt.rlTrOX.
1. One year' re-idcie in the State at.
tle lite ot re.-israionim is iot n ;eceary
but if' a elorsol who has bmeeii (iu1ly m'registcr.
eL has not at. iihe lihing tof any Shi" n *ent.
eletioni bCe Ia rVideit Or the a m Wtne
y,ear, counting trom6 I i" thle day (oti i:ti melectinm,
the peron so egister l cainiot vote !t :-ueh
2. By the nts, the runblie:niOn to regis.
tration is citizenhip of the t'it md Swinas
and of t he sh wie; Ithe 10hrase h, ing int end -
('d to inchd oily ich as are boih citizels
Uf tlie United State:.. uiiol et a State. Aliens,
not. Citizells of 1i1 iiit l Sittvs. c. unot
salfely taI hotihi' rtlnired'c.alb ; lout Ihi.. board
of regi'tu Iul it'n have only :st hority I o ad
lIister tlhe p s rb d o;11h, andI fr.tniint
relIlire Itm urier p i t, so ti:ht 11 alieni 1)4
I ciizen i ly l:ake life u il tit Ili. jI 0 it ali
day tIailIt aplies for 0eg)ilinat0)).
3i. s '.\NC i is Fi raN i.
Undi'er tile \liililary actsv, tle flIlowinI
Causes wOrk (israuenisenent : Trensn or
participtioin in rebellion ; cmlnission K it
Colony ; muemblerdhip 4A, tasy lStateLe.
ture, titr tenure of' any ext-clt ive oir jndicial
ine - in any I wit'heii O h 0 r .t . -
ilhell 311 11stirretion o v fi vtio ,or it
giving of aid and comforl to iny enllemy of
the Unite I States ; ih taking of ani oatI,
as it miemtber ifl o:engresxs or oilicer of' tie
United States or as a Imeibher It an .\- tate
Leglaulie, 1r 114 al11 e'XI'tillivo fir j Ctiiciil
itiouer ot any stito, to supwiport tihe Consti.
tution of United States, with susnquent
engagement. in insurrecti n or Ivillion
igainst, or time giving aid md colf'rt to tle
elnclies o, the Unaitel Sttes. Upon these
grave muilstins, the Alouney-Generil (f'ters
the ollowilig olilionS ; bull it. will a'.vways
be borne ih mind Ihat. the exclusion as to
holding oilice is all coinprehensive as to
time, and aphiIes, limit only to thoe who
weo in olice whie tile reelIlion commen
col, but to those who beh ip prohibied
olioces at ainy previous time, iit hon gl t hey
may itvo ceasel to hold such oilieui anm
indefinite nituier of years prior to time re
1 Tiu:.ASoN (ilimv.
The commision if felony for th partici-o
pitiont in rebtlIlion does not, of' itself* work
d isfralcisemllent.' It. mlIst be atseertailed
byjudgimicint ofCourt Ul' legislitlive act Pa1:41.
ed by coIpeenIt atmhority; al the dist'ran..
lisement depends oi i convielion in the
courtis ither of ilho Unilted Mt ales or of a
State or on declaration fit1 thelaws of eilher.
Th'ie Uniited States laws do not work dis.
fr'anlchisementi), as at conel~'lliunc ofi coni'iO
tionl of t reausoni orl conspiracy to) commiiit,
treson ;~l nor ill Ih ii enm Sonit hern'I Stes1 isi
there)' anty slatute' in) iree exeolpt, perhapsa,
ini Viginlial, declares disfrantfchl~iment hly
force oif the act itself. So lbhat. in tis
S tate, dix ranmkchimient for treas~on or felony
dnpends e/bsolntely upon a prctiouts conl'iction
ofthe oence in thec St'ate or thec Federal
All mlemnbers of Southecrn Stato L~egisla
ires iad nembersl~i of Uqagress who, atfter'
wardsi, engaged ill inlsurruect onl 0or rebellion,
or gave aid or comfort 10o11he ehnemies of lime
Uinitedi Stat es, arceclearly diusfra nchisedct.
All iniembelrs of legislative bodies which
passedl ordminlances of secession 1are disfran-~
clhsed ; butI it is doublt fmul whether01 iple1l
iiemmersip of a comrei'iionl bekb for thea
sole purp'lose ofamedin'l g the ceons) tin)tion of
a Statec, woul, in itself', work disf'ranchiiso
3 s'rAra, Ex~IctUTIvl: on .ii9:wc.11. OrrICcu..
All miilit a oilicors, as such, are not. is
fr'ancisedi, as lbhey are not in thle t erms
"iiecmutive anmd judiciail oilim'ers of' a
SI ate."' 1t0t this freedmoma lfroiiml di.franich ise
menit.)t'.l re emoly to the1 class oif mnilitia odli
cm'rs who we.re such prior to liihe rebelionmm,
anmd not1. 1o',that ess who liecaie mlil itamy
otliicr'durlinimg lthe rebmellionl, ivho are liuabie
to dis'rancieinenlmdIt.tl onconict imon of pnari
Go mvrniorl, St ato Amtor I), Tr'Ensurer('l, Secre.
tary and otlicials proper, who execise func.
lions at. the seat, uaf gover'Inment, and1( State
.Judges of commts whosm~e jurlisdi'l ion ext emlla
over Ithe Unmiled Stat es, nye idistranIChiised;
but1 thie Attornley-*Ienueratl Is not prepared)('l
to say that oinly lt iorinCO g comei. l wih.
in the term iexecutive and judicial ohi..
~Muicipal ollicers, - such as oifieers of
cilties, townms, vibages ail suibornminmlei mu
nicipal div'mistini, whielher thieir fuiuctimons
are executive or jmuiciai, or' both, are not,
as wuohi, disfi'ranchisedl.
In addlit ion to thioso officers before men.
lioned, wh'io clearly do ori dlo lnmt. come withI
iln time term of the act. as to "judmicial or~
executilve oli's,"' there remains a vast
number of olicrs whose status is undemhfied.
'Thlese are known as county, township and
prooiinot ollicer's. The Attorneiy Genotal is
collect ing iinfomaition concer'ninlg thIis class,
which inochidos aherifl's and juticest of lihe
county courts. and will istuo a fartl her opin
Ion with regard to thmom.
. All other exooutivo andl jldeial officers
who are not-, In popular langiuage, charace
of- Mr. Stanberry, come unider the disqunli..
Persons who exercise or otercised spacial
or occasioni publio duties re not inoluded
as SW a e iitlicrs, atn8l such nI the following
a] . ih erfore, not disfranhised; cominii s
sio, ors or Vtibicj works, dirictors of' Sta to
nsyluams, visitors oftState universaries, Stato
directora of banks or other corpurat ions,
special Commissioners or n01ts ippointed
by1 Shatti authority, (1) perfornt special iut ies
as exmi ners or banks, Notaies Public, and
Comnissioners o' Dleeds.
d. O.rIs or orriesi.
Any person who hins tnke an oath of
ofice o1 silllor he 1Constit'ition of the1
United Slates and ias iolat that oath l
find eniiaged in rebellion is *is'franehised. I
This ch111"0, nts far as4 (ho exmultive or.itidi- I
cial otlicers or the State tro ceicerneil, does
not eialirge tIe Class subjed. to disfran..
chiseieti.i, because (lhe oilioer breaking the
oalt iist also ho " a judiciati'lr execuntivo
o(ti-er" of IL Stite, niecordi:t, to ti1) r'n0o
hereinhefonoa mnitionied. Tia a militia
olirer or a Not ary Public, whl.o had taken i
Ite saiid oaIth, would! not ho disi -.Llhised ll
der I his cusI u'e, beemanse ho is I-- held to be IL
St ate ji licial ot'execit ive Oli' 'r.
All otlicers of the U nited St a:, both civil 1
and military, who have violatedi their oaths,
are of' course di.Si'ahi ed.
U. i:NtAGING IN INS U ltini:e'O. 6 it 1t ii...1i
oX AND i t IUNH All) AND 01.1 FoUr.
These, wtihotit conettrrpit h ..ding of otct
(it thle desigiated oi otice. C':O 1ntied41 by I
lie taking of the oath 1 of olice. 11 not work
disrnnchienltet. Tlle two lonenil'ts must
f.m-nc, : i il fhe order Il i i tue t ned, fr74. a
p-o whmiIV o h a~s heb a des 1 liiglna11",d ollic11and
lIol tiakeu the oath an.d had int(: afterwarIS
lit iel ate tin a IOebelion, miday vrely take
the linihd .Stat li'h~ ever beil engaged. A
pern, Itheref"oro, who ve 9. aki Cot
fort to thek eneiets or Ihle Unite, States inl
tui war u i'h Greai in mn Of 1Wi r in the
war with .\exico in I 17, wouhi ie dispml
All persons who 'lid any over! act. eiiter
indi-vi'laaly fir L'tticially, or in a1 eiv;l oIr
mill-y apacty.in rtvherata.3 Of or foir
th:c 4Ao pr o.Itin I$h., reb I-: lioni, didl,
Soldikrs compllettki lo service b11cner;
tion, and ohlaves :lervig' or nii g ly ti e
commind or 1 heir inns, erm, or b imilli aryi
rdert'not "engage in I.bllio, a r11. nut.
ilt'1ranc1hi. Id. '
Oilihes whv. IurinI ihe relj'lon, di
en.rg .llicial d'iie not ineb, tI o 0 114 the
itU-, bilt inl pr iei on of or"; i nd 11'd
iut I it' of ivw, :11- not to be cottvider
el ;1,.4 eleg~rginig in rcbtrllion. i' Ipiiiis
I u all hiCeS of at prlvcvil. oaue r,
alf ot hersor like nat uro, which wvere not
(treated for fihe furthernince of fihe war orI
theI 11101' 0110ctual carrying6 Onl Of host(ili-I
Some direct overt act, done withi intent
to fiurt her th iebullI, i nCCCssary to
b ring te p arty within (lhe pro'vison and
iltellning U! tihe law ; and 1i1e ielrsoln apply
ng For regitirattion Li nt, therefore, re
11ired to clotr himielf fromi anly taint of
ikloyalty inuirred by mere disloyal scnti
ments1 or, ex pression.
3wee :n s or eeninion hunmanity ort chari
ty are 1:1 prt icipaltion in rebelllioin, nor, tire
forced C.)ntrIibutions or I he comlpullsor-y pay-U
ient of taxes in nti- of' the rebellion ; but
vliiary ClintiriWhtions, subscriptions to
loans. and even lorTanied coutibutitos of'
fool or Clothing Or tecessary supplies. ex.
co0pt. or a stictly sanitary character,
ire to be cl uiasd with tns a hich disquali
PUt:Is AND Powits Or YIEGIFTRATION
No olier oath can I reqired of, or ad.
miisterd t'1tlo, any appliev/'t for regisiration
hut 1litcontained in /0 tI SIipiemlntii ary
act. A ny of her would be extra jlicial antd
withou aut herity, amd falo swearing could
not be assigned as peruT upon isch una
thorizl oa th.
No iauthority is given to enter upon aniy et
otside inir'y into tine guali tication of' thie
pe-son~ plroposoing to regisa er, for thie oatit- L
sell' is thte solo and Oly' test. f' thie quailti-<
cat ioit of' tho applican t. If the take that I
OathI his nme mu(st, go upon thei i'egistry;
the board canniiot iniquire whelither he .has;
swor'n ('eisely or truly ; I tatinqunil'y muit.i
be reserved to t he courit which inay' atfter-C
wardis hatve jui'isdictijon to try himl ont an
itndictmet1 foir p01rjury.
in supteiritenid ing the dc elelios it, is t he
duty of the bo0ar'ds to i'eceive the votes of'1
(lie persons whoso' namies are upi for irgis
traition, and11 to reject all others. Troiis 1
no provisioni aniywhtere to sitrchar'ge 01' falsi- 'l
fy3, or to add a single namto to tine r'ogist ra
(ion, 0or to eraso0 a single tnmo wvhich ap
pears uponl it,.
1'is'ior.s ANi) goFH-n C'omuIvArA I
W~ouxumo.- A propostsessing young iiady. re'
siding ini wost 'Thirt~y-sevenlh street, New
Y'ot'k, commaiundiedl the at tentions oi't wo
young awn, one1 a Cuban, whlo is clork in an
imaporting hotuse, anti (lie other a st udent., t
i'esitding witth his parents. Piying their'
visits to (lie y'ong lady, ninny pleasant
nciiounltersi took placettiol w i'c rsubed in a
h~ostilhe moeeing otte evenling last wcok in a
billiard satlooni on rioaid way, which was
nid~j istie bly a proposafl to meiet thte yountg
i-tly, whto by ihe wvay, is a Jewess, andu haive
hter fial assuranlice on th htnparnt (ties
lion. She gave cegnal assunrance to ooh
ots!)y appIoinlted the samte htouri for' both to
see tner' againi on thne f'ollowing day. 'The
ri val lovers fell uipont eacht otheri rat tier
unxetdy, 0and 0110 of' thIem bteuoi t
e xcitted taool use of expre'ssionis which pro.
v'okedl at chaillonago, and1( ttme and pelace weore
tppointed4 to atbitrato thie mtter't by thue1
puistoI. Yesterda1:y mrnuing, shortly after
sii'ght , botht [patties let tin . city, one
Icrow'ing by thle ,1 i'soy City fe'rr'y and the
o4ter by Ii t ho lokent ferry. (tho latteor re
mning i at Atlati c Ilot el a boonI Ii hoies.
lie til'ormr prtoceding dire'ctly ho thle locai-i
ly marikedl out, which is Snaitke l1ll, a spot
.1 iiort distnce fromi~ th tounitty iabastiouse.
Seconds were inl requisitionu, antd wit hiot
mantiy prlim~limle.< c hot h meii took thecir' pa'
sit ions, facing each other. An effort was
imao to lfect on amticat Io set tier:.ent, but it
failed. T1hto word wits given, botht men
fired, andt te Cuban fell pier'ccd by ia ball
in (lie necok juQt over theo shoungler blade.
It was found, howevor', thant tie wound was
not fatal, and on the tetur ttft ath tparties to
Now Yor'k the ball wias extracted. The
otler comlt'atant escaped unhturt.
A b)ooksellerC bemng asked for ia copy
of the (lousultuttion, replied, "1 koop
Iho Question of Rogiatration--A Lettor
from Judgo Aldrioh,
l1A lN% wl:iu,, C. It., !!3d May, 1867.
TO the 'ditor o/ t/e lercury :
San-- I lave beaou asked if% (ie peoplo
<hall Irvitr? I answer uIiihesilatinlgly,
hal. every ra:n who will be prmiNlt edto
'ogister his umnmeao as a voer, shold do so.
h'lae quest ion is, 111t. it' lio al,1l Voe at tile
u*iing elec(!tiona, blt if II 4hall secure to
minisel' (lie privilego of voting at all ?
h'lerae are o hOr mat ters to be passed upon
by (lhe co-untry, under 0 le Military bill.
)emsile who shall bre membors of the Con
'ention. The cons titution In bo fh; ramed by
lint convention is to be oubmilitted to tle
People for their approval, and tnless (lhe
wivilege of voting is secure by registration,
le pover of LIa Country may be seized by
lesigning and, unscrupulons men. My
otinsel, therefore, is IthAt it will bo a fa1al
dunder not to scuren tHis high privilego
I *tia n register., le is not obliged 10
ole ; if he fails to (10 80, le Will not be
or( litted to exeviiso this great, frati
I th:nk the Military bill is harsh, oppres
Ive and tinn , it u iust Coll1-1111
y bear in minl, that it is law of tle l:and in
aiob we live and which we are compelled
o obey ; we must also remeiber our con.
ition aal not. re'ise to exercistle (a rights
hich remain because wO have been do
rived of many tlit we v'auo. LOt us pa
iently endure atad oheerfutlly acquiesco in
hat which we c11ann1ot avoid, until al oppor
tnity tIots iself to take advaanago of a
hanige inl pIblic opinion I) Letter our* Conl
itiona. U nl:ess we scenc'e tle right to vote,
,- will not he able to oambl'race tho "golden
WoVet. It is m. sou nd philt"ophy to be
t.ilu :-I, nI inls-live in tinwls of at~iet son and
rreYion: let us du all Lhat we can do, to
reserve the iNs itulions of' the country anl
exure all the constintiional liberty left. I
ave heard good mllen s:y, ''what is tho Iso
1tIry, WietO ('a11recipiered people"', I tn1chta
rfer 1t 1ear them, in (lh lanliguag' of the1
Mat'e'iajm1, ch,'1arhilly smay. I w'ill "dn may
u1y ini tha'at slate of life il.to whielh It shall
lease (;il t4 call mile." That is all-do your
uity and li patient
Your obe dient .eorvanit.
A. 1'. AiDICL.
Pnai-r. T utt:s 1H. Pilrmtsrs.-This hontor
el and anul es(eeme1d gentileanat, a1s we
trio: th .\ehvillo Xwsecetly a1
0n1-1 ahlio E"xai:.ina:lion aild Comiaitience
wint of (lae llolston Con ferncico lFemiale
!!e:e,:A' .shiille, N. C. Thla great
iora Itt ribute Ut the snifprme 1em,
lich oligha in the happiless (if itelli
OW livings, is lm*st beatiatilly shadowed
a)rt!h ian tih life and labors off this benevo.
,'at gentleanaaa. llis consaint Care to proa
e, he" h nmins rind wlfar of ore,
Sot. o tIne ltt 0inu r r ueor i .., in
VoW';>rd Colledge, for whenever hie colle
i11 dulies perllit. we find hlli going
broad anl casting oi file waters tint
1.'.0l whi'lh givelh life, lighat. and beaulty
a Ihe soul. The xetws thus speaks of his
r.aenee t 'here :
"The annual commenecement caine oil' on
Vednesihny, the 811h. At 11 o'clock, A. m.,
'rf. .1. It- Carlisle, of WofTord Colledge,
C., was introduced to a large audience
th.' College Chapel, who proceeded to dlo
ver tIle usual oration. We cannot give a
ynopsis of the address. but feel warriated
a saying that. it evinced they very highest
rdler of intellect on tle part of tle accomI.
lhliohd orator, and gave entire satisfaction
3 the hearers. Prof, C. is a gentleinan of
xtraordinary talcnls. Ilis aim wits vi
ellly to be praclicaile, and 110 fully suo
aeded, and yet. his pointed lessons to flhe
ear'netd incollegO life were inC0epCrsed
rith lhoughlt of brilliancy and beiuty.
.ong many he live to bless his country with
lis iaellect and his heart.-Carolina Spar
M--- ----------- * &. ..
A Pua 'n's Arex'yre.-The following
xtraodinrty but wel'-authenticaed state
ent -111 apear in lie London Medical Times :
"The eclebrated Dr. Fordyc1'dinod every
.ay Fur more linn I.relay yors at Dolly's
hop-hoiise. liis re.'searoles incolnpar4aliTo
inatu01*ny lauae! led: him to c3oludel thlat man11
bro'ugh customa eats offtener thani nature re-*
Luirecs, ione meial ai daiy being sallieie.nt for
hat1. noblo)1 naimal thea lion. A t 4 o'clock,
uis acenlstottned huar foa' dinaninag, (lhe doe.
or r'egularly took the siat at a lablo al
says :eserved for' imu, on wichl were lo
(d a silvea' tankard full of str'ong ale, a
'ot tIe of port., aind a mneasuro containing a
1tar1ter' of a pinta of' bran tdy. Thela amomnat
lho waiter :annaounaced hin thie cook putL a
eundt a half of' rump siteak on lte gridir'oa,
ud ona the table some dleliCalte trifle as n 'boa
ouchle to serve nuttil the sleakc was rondy.
hais w"as somectlines half a broiled chIcken,
omol~times a latro of' fish. Wheni lie. .had
al en t his lae took onoc glams4 of b~randy iada
heon proeeedoi to dlcevour his sleak. Wheop
e lad lii llael his theal, lao -took thae re
sablador of his baindy, havIng dulrlih is
tinnero~ drunk thae tamnkalrd of ale, and .after.
vlard(s t he bot tle of laor, ile tas daily
1en1t, t ani' anda' a half I of hais timno, a-nd
hen~2 a'etued to his house in Essex-tlree't
0 give his six o'clock hlcnre cn chomnistr'y.
le mado no ot her' meal, until his retur'n
ext day at. four' o'clock to Dolly's."
T'.:nn imc TutanIu-8-ront.-T.st Tues
lay, the 14th inst., 0our lown was~ visited by
bomabardmaent fr'oai '".he red1 aartiller'y onl
igh,"' whlich alarmedl tanaay of' 0our cai'Aens,
specially thos52 of' delicato nervous librm'
aid well amighat t hey be, for' .lth'frquenat
lashtle.a of l ightniung, closely accoaapaniled
fil eafo'ening reptsl'a of thiunder, very
:lainuly inicatedil tla danger was n tot. dis
atl * lie maoare 1) whe icawe ar'e ianfor'med
hat. the town was stitmek in fourn' 6 Isve
laces, and onea negro killed~ anal other's
omea:ltt injuredc~. 'Thler is nch ele to
:0 hearan, aiboutt theo eccenfricities . of light.
:lng; tall. uapright objoots iln explOSed plao
v's, so ofeni e'scainag, anad smtallpr. Ones'
noriio pro'ete ren,'t iIn waai, ata'd 'torn to
.t ells by thle haiumiliatinug thihtderbiolt. We
mdrado'11( ibisi~ was thet cfaso, iln the0 recont
tiormn, which seemend to expenad atch~ of'it s
lury ian its transu~it over our town.--eorgd
0 a Tims..
The Comairer-in''.Ii.chief of DVietrlci. No.
I has issueji an or'der through Oouer'al
'wayte for'biddittg the polico for'ce of M10
111e wearing a unifai-nmI irrauifat ion of that
vortn "by (ho lato reobel ariny" On friday
tast. the tiy Councllpased lthe followiAg
uIah suhbiect: "TI:at; a commait.teo of Iwo
n'-ambirs fromi cacti hoard, 1o which his
Ihonor the Mayor shall be addeid, be alp
pointed to represenat that the uniformn in
tuest ion is nlot.'p:'a'nedl after a rebel uni
f'aor,' btt is a capy of the Unaiforml of thle
[:entrlal Park police of theo oity of New
NOT OPPOSED To AsiNG FOn A PAUDON.
Th' Washington correspondent of the Now
York Herald writes:
It is now said that Jefferson Davis is not
averse to petitioning President Johnson for fl
a pardon. The stateuent published before,
to the effoot that tho ex-rebel President. was n
too proud to acknowledge the error of his 0
ways, and too lofty to stoo) to the hutnilia.
tion of a petition, would, thereforo seem to
be erroneous. I ani informed that Air. Da- I
vis lately told a proninent Louisianianu that.
he would gladly sue for pardon, if he could nr
only think hit effort would prove a success.
Ir<.sident Johnson, it is believed. wo11l
wilhngly grant a full pardon to the fallen ?
chief on the representation of a proper peti,
tion. I have to day seen a copy of a peti- ft
lion, signed several Southern men of the p
Sharkey Monroo stamp, praying Executive
olemency in behalf of Mr. Davis. No radi
cal names attached to the paper, all the W
leading Seuator . and Representatives hav. U
hig refused to havo anything to do with the a
movement. President Johnson, It is said,
cares nothing for this otpission, expressing to
the opinion that ho alone has the power to t
decide the mntter, and that lie intends to
do.just as his own convictions of Justice 41
find propriety dictate. Paul Bagley, tho ti
out husiastic pardon manager, who ins tra
veled all over the country for the purpose of V1
agitating the question of Mr. Davis' pardon,
has forwarded it, to Canada, with the hope ol
Af obtaining a special petition from tit L
chief party interested. of
T1n iooTil DAuY---l iir A Fogamry ?
It appears to be very dillieilt to got to thet
bottom of the 3ooth inystery,-if mystery
it be. 'Thae puliblilkin of ite Booth diary s8
w-as takL-n as direct 1.roof that Booth Ithim- W
ill' atd not his double, had hoen hunted
.lown, shot and privily buried; but now
I. rrespondntil. oh' the New York lWerld Wv
boldIly a*!erts that the affecting diary is W
iiscelf a forgery. Accordinig t.o the idea of v(
Itis correspondent., it was written for Dc- en
teelive laker by sonie newspaper corros- a
pondent, for '"it is absurd to suppose that a
the real Booth woul d have written such i
thig." Every second of time was of in- w
Iealculable vialue, "yet hooth1 sits down to t
wri. e several hundred words of inaudlin II
The correspondent snys one of two thiigs
is true. Either Baker & Co. killed the e"
a-rolig, or. killing tle riglt man. they forg- at
3d their diary in order to nignify lie lim. fe
pofiance o' their deed. Ift the first suppo- N
sition he correct every imysteriucis cirm -nn9
stantep is explained; inld Baker, the forger
of the story about t ho attempted suicide of W
Wirz aind Conover, the convictel perjurer, is
watil'd not lie iiijiredh in character or fortune
if on more nalicious fabricatiou ow ned
lihiii as its parent .
Lovr.-A complaint of the heart grow Of
ing out of an ingrlilate lnging . f'l or -hoime. hi
hilng dit1ll0u9 11 ubant. ianokn po,u.m C
of both sexes, generally between the ages to
of fourteen nid thirty; sone have been
known to have it at the ago of sixty.
Symptois-Abseneo of mind; giving
hinlgs wrong namies; calling tears nectar, ti
md sighs vephyrs ; gazing on the moon cr
ind stars; toot liacho: bleeding at the nose; of
I )sS of appetite; neglect of business; a
hmthing for ill thIings-save one blood shot
eye, and a constant, desire to sigh. (
Eifects-A strong. headacho; pulso high ; gi
t1uid4y olbnpuent. eyes; sleeplessness and at
ill that. sort of thing. At limes, the im- is
uginatinu bright., bowers of roses; winged
-upids, and butered peas, an4 then again. W
oceans of despair, racks, tortures and hair- W
triggered pistola. . n]
Cure-Get married. If that don't ouro 'S
Vou it. will at least open your eyes.
We have already mentioned the handsomo N
donation by the A ppletons of half a million fo
of their school hooks to the Trustees of the h:
I'vabody Edicational Fund, for use in the a
Southern States. This has been most ap
propriately followed by Messrs. A. 1.a
Barnis & Co , with a donation of 6,000 d4
volumes of thcir Tencher's Library, and p1
25,000 of sohool books intended for inter- Y8
mediato classes. Mr. Winthrop, President
of the Board, makes avery cordial acknowl
edgment of this munnificent donation. No i
says that "lin con neetion with the noble gifa Cl
of the JMessrs. A pplet on, t hey will go far tc
toward suipplyin g the immediate demand for fr<
publications of this chuarnot or, and wilt fur- re
nivh an exanmle which will not, be forgo'tten
as onr work advances."
The New York'/Times (lie publican) says : wV
"Ij we send men to the South who wan- is
lonly insut and exasperato tlho Southern t~i
people, we must, li tolerant in Judiging of.
the temper in wIen their insults are re
selved. We do not assert the oright" of the i
South to resent, thorn, but we do den-once as
as unmanly, ungise. and unspatriotic, the
spirit which prompts uts to inflict themw. A nd r
it, Is fur better for uo to be rigid in~hioldmng ac
the Mlortlhir men, whowilligo South, to thme
fitfl'responsibitity of thoh' sayings and (10. LE
ings, than it. is to be: 'overqtiuk toresent, re
rud punish. Southern ment for resenting in- re
sulta, dien w'hen It Is their duty to aeptt
them in silenoe.......- , p t
A Nicn Lu'r-rr.n BY-PLA -We it-erstand P1
says the P'homix, that Columbia and Atwgus- ia
ta Rtailroad, in conformity with'their char
terv, intended to lay a crosshig over the
South Carolinia Railroad track, on Wednies
daty, 20th The oticials of t he latter corn
pany (as a soiL is pending as to the validity ti
of the chrarter- of the foriner, infringhig- Lr
upon thme vested righjts of the latter,) have
adopted a novel procedure to baille thmeof Li
forts of' ie-new comnpany In lajIng down
their crossing connectilef. Narly Wednes.I
dauy miorniing, they started an etngiine- near 0
the disputed point, and singudas enongh, si
it played all day, but, never out of sight of
the aforesaid inutendpdl intersection-. Both
parmties, we learn, are itt ear-nest, and the -
result will be hoolked to willth nteati.
Alludinig to the- failbe of Fraser, Tren- L
hinli:V& Co., 'thuoeew York Indespden says i
itat "from. the known large assets of thne 0
ltin ini thi4 countr~y, it is very gener-ally ex- b
pectled thiti t he suspension wilT 110 only tern- om
porry. Tihe firm bought immense amnoutls
of proporty in l rieston, and lat-ge tracts
of I nd in South Car'alina, (luring the was, I
payitng for' thmem in -Confederate- ouirreney,
andm ini this way pequtired vast wealLth for a o
merelj itomintal consideration. It'is assert. u
edi that from cite half to two thirds of
Charleston is oiwnedl-by the tinm. Reports
also stato thint, last year, they paid laxes
upion,,$l4,000,0J00 proper-ty in South C;aro. a
"Let. me alone, you good for nothing ~
elow I'" e xcelaiimed ai bri-ght gm-l scat oed by
the silo of a dlull lover ''Why, I ain't a
touchiit' of you.'' proiestedl ihe ast onishied
youit h. ''We'll, you might have (lone it--f I
vont liked." we rh i uggenliv te.u.. .
RBeonstruotion in this State,
The Richmond ,,'1zaminer has an ar,
ele on political affairs in this State,
om' which we extract:
Such off the people of South Caroli
a as feel called on to possess political
p)ilions, at this time, are dividing them.
ilves into what may, nerhaps, be called
to Orr and Perry partios, npon the
iestion of reconstruction-both agree-,
Ig in the defensibiditv of the Polandi.
ng bills, but the one counselling t. co.
eration with the Republicans in carry,
ig themn out; whilo the other-the
flowers of Qov. Perry-proclaim ther
reference for perpetual military control
rer the Haytian Government with
hicl South Carolitina must be curse4
ider the practical working of these
It appears to us, with all deference
tho views of the very distinguished
Aders of these two parties, that they
e wasting their energies on a questioi
at has not yet arisen.
We are called on to consider very
triant propositions at different stages
this great political revolution--ques,
>ns so entirely independent of each
her that it is not only unnecessary
it altogether inexpedient to consider
A man inay very well take the necOs,
ry aups to insure his right of suffrage
ihot. ever designing to exercise it.
e may resolve, also, to exercise it,
thout, at this time, determining
hether he will vote for against a con,
mion, much loss for what particular
ndidate Ie shall cast his hallot. And
lthough a convention be agreed on, be
ty very well resorvo the quest' ll
hat action he shall take on a constitu,
> i, the provisions of which no living
In can o Mmiany reasons con
ire to commend the application to our
re of the maxim, "Imake Iate slowly,"
id chief among thom is the very manI.
A reaction that is taking placeat the
orth. At present, the people of tho
mth have but one matter connected
ith reconstruction to consider, and that
the propriety of registering.
A. naturn! indignation at the entiro
stemn-tUe disgust which every free
an must feel at its flagrant infractions
alnost all the rights which the world
is regarded as peculiar to our of politi
i fanJainaII tion, and, lastly, a desire
avoid all responsibility for the anar
y that inmpends, have driven mnany
en to the zcsolve to decline registra
>n, and thus formally and finally sev,
their connection with the defilementa
it is impossible to imagine a more
tal delusion. It is worse-it is a dis
aceful one. It is throwing down our
ma in the presence of the enemy. It
a wicked abandoning of our Irionds,
ho have resolved to fight with what
eapons they have for freedom. It is
aying into the hands of radical
Let us be admonished by the case of ,
ew Orleans and Washington. In the
rmer city, the apathy of the people
id given the absolute contiol of the
)to of almost every ward .o the blacks;
id nothing but, the order of the Presi
mt to prolong the time of registration
evented the consummation of the out.
In Washington, however, the mischief
completed, and it is beyond the pow
of aiy authority, s it, would appear
save thbe white voters of that city
mn thme ennsequientces of thteir foolisih
solve to dechnte a register.
If this is not to be the fate of tho
uth, every citizen, old and young,
ho is qualified, should register, whop
entitled by leave of our miasters to
cat privilege. Register, and yofu are
se to vote or not, as you please, and
ive thae further,. the gr-eater freedom
1ime will shiow, to rise your power
hen you desire to nse it. Ref'use to
'gister, and you can never help your'
If, your friends or your State. ~The
ne i coming, in t he- progress of this
volut ion, when t he solid vot e of the
spectablo people of this State may
row on Congress the responsibility of
perpetual military government, or
actical disfranch.ioemont. for Virgin.
When that day comes, every voice
id vote will be needed ; but that is a,
iestion of the future. Suifice it for
e present to say, t hat without regis
y you are as inpten~t as the dogs at
auir door to strike a blow here, or help
0e friends wvho are battling for your
eedom elsewher'e. Surely no demand
' right or honor salls for so fatal a
Th ree iminmenwe R.ail road Companica
-the Grand Truanlo of Canada, the Ljon
an, Dover, and Chusthmam' (fmnding itv
irmimus in the very heart of Liondon,)
to Atlantic aind, Great Westeau, have
ne by one, gone down into the gulf of'
anikrnptcy.. 'LEbt Grand Trunk, on an
s~pendturoe of some $5i0,000,000, is
w a fancy stock on 11,e London mar.
et at twetnty cents ont the dollar. Thie
otion, Dover and Chatham, on cost.
r $35,000,000 or $40,000,000,is spec
hated in at the same-figure, whiho the
atntie and Great. Western, with one
mOrtgage debt of *310.000.000,. a. large
mount of other oblgatione, aind a very
onsaiderable a mount of' paid-up' ca pitallI
tock beside, cannaot, fnd. pn,-ohasur4 an~
MaximIlian is a prisoner in tla
andsi of .Juarez. So the curtain falls
ni tho Mexican Imperial drama.