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PEEPING THROUGH THE BLINDS.
In place of books, or work, or play,
Soio ladies spend the live loing daky
In scanning every passer-by,
And niany a wonder they discry I
They find among the iuotley crowd
That some are gay and some are proud;
That some are sahort and some are tall,
They got their Information, all
By peeping through the blinds I
You walk the streets (at common pace),
You catch the outlines of a face.
The face seems strango-again you look
Dear sir I she knows you like a 1 ook I
She knows the color of your hair,
The very stylo of clothes you wear;
She knows your business, I'll bo bound,
And all your friends tho country round,
By peeping through the blinds I
She Knows the Smiths aoross tho way,
And what they dino on every day;
And thinks.hat, Matil Ia Jano
Is growing very proud and vain.
She knows the Browns at tuniber Four,
Just opposite her very door,
Folks quite as poor as they can be,
For don't they sit and sew, while she
Is peeping through the blinds I
Dear ladies I if you don't succeed
In Laining knowledge that, you need,
Then at your window take your seat,
And gaze Into the busy street ;
Full soon you'll road your neighbors well,
And can their tastes and habit.s toll,
And know their business to a T,
Much bettor than your own you sce,
Dp peeping through the blinds!
Young man, be up and doing,
Wring from tho world a name!
Did idleness and sloath depart,
Climb up the hill of famo,
Resolved to be a hero,
In what you undertake
Bo irst, and foremost in the throng,
Active and wide awake.
ForgOt the past, press onward,
The preseut is your own
RIesolvo, each ovening's sunseot,
Shall 11nd your duties done.
'Tie only by enleavor,
By stern and earnest will,
You can succeed in nliming
Fame's stoop and rugged ill.
Yet with a manly purposo,
And mind that. knows not fail,
No barrier can Interposo,
lut such as you can scale.
Uare not for scoffs or idle jeors,
All Uatteory dispiso,
"Excolgior," your motto bo
Onward and upward rise.
[From the Now York lerald.]
A Negro Political Balance of Power
The cunter Revolution Approach
From the developminents of tle regis
trationis of voters in the five SoutliorI
Military )istricts we see that under th(
robel. restriction and negro suffrage con
ditions of Congress. the blacks, in caol
and all ol the tenl Soutliern States con
corned, hold the isanice of reconstrtctior
in their hands. F0roni the resilts of th<
late Tennesseo election and.otlier reve
lations on tle subject, it is manifaeat tha
these Sen11 blacks, fromt Virginia
to Texas, led and managed by Nort err
Radicals, are ready. en masse, banded
togother under the fing of the Republicar
party. From all those facts, and fron
the general drift of the roconstructio
movemlents of the day, it is morally cr
tain that the "groes, with the rostora
tion of those tol SouthIern States ti
Congrems, will hold the political balanc<
of power therein, which, before the lati
rebellhon, was hold and exeisedi b,
,their white mastor8 in the control of thi
in view of this startling transfer o
our national balance of power we air<
called upon to paus~e and consaider tht
probable conisequences. After a terri
ble civi wvar of four years, intvolvin1
the bloody sacrifico of over half ai mil
lien of able bodied' men), and puittiti
upon the country the heavy burden o
three thousand millions of deobt, we wer<
released front the political dom inatLiot
of threo hitntdred thiousand Sontheri
slavoholdlers. Heavy as were t.he costi
Of this liberation froitm a tyrannmcal and
mttolcnt oligarchty, the end achtiovet
was still regarded writh proud~ oxultation,
as amply rewarding us fo all otur con.
tributions m men and money, but if th<(
power wielded in their (lay by thoe<
three hund]red thouseand wite slave.
holders is to be transferred to their foni
million of iglio .ot, debased and credu.
louis negro slaves, ave may wvell enquir<
what have we gaitnedor where are to b<
our compensations for all thoeo stupen,
dous efforts and sacrifices requrired t<
put dlowni the slavoholors' rebellionti
Are we drilling from the "excesses o:
libert.Y, equality and fraternity" to
F"renoh reign of terror, or to the bloody
reprisals of St. Domtingo, or to that
fusion and confusion of' races whtich cul
nitnated im Mexican anarchvy?
Weo have been makin ghisbory at r
rapid rate since 1850. In that year jl
wvas thought that we had compassed at
enduring adjustmnent on slavery atnd th<
ge(gro question itt the great compromis<
mneasures of Henry Clay. Bunt, unfor
tunately, ifated with 'falso notions o
power from the Presidential election ci
28~2, poo~r P~ierde, Marcy, Buchanmai
andu otheir narrow sighted and floxiblc
heomocratic leaders of the North, bow.
ed to tho yokco prepared for them by
Jfli, Davise, Mason, Shidell and other
Democratio pro-slavery potentates of
tihe South, in the repeel of the ground
work of Clay's adjustnmnt, the Mfissou.
vi Comlprons6 of 1820. TIhten 'came
116 border rullin war in Kasas, the
O~etui'o of the rebellion ; then the in
fanmous Drea Sco~t decision, and next
that trenmendotus Northerni popular ro.
action Whicht elected A braham Lincoln;
and then -ho bold revolt of thoso three
hwudred thonsand audacious and dos.
P~i~ lhxern slavehonolre, with all
ils bloodly and dooisiva conse q tinces.
That insolent and inulrable ohlarchy
was demoliehdl, the debasing insttution
of flagro slavery, mupon whiqh its master
esaumed flrbt to tulo, and in the last
t*ovor.te ruin the oouuitry, was swept
frown egifonen and, with tho rebel
Lce's surrender. the reign or (lie kin
doin of Belshazzar passed away.
The people of the loyal States,
through their servants in Congress, Lhie
'xecutive Department, tihe army
and and the navy, aiter many
blundors and fearful disasters, finlly,
with Grant and his ablo subordinate
Generals, shattered the rebel Confeder
acy into a nas. of ruins, in that terrific
campaign which oponed the gates of
Hichmond to Abraham fiincoln. ThuIs
the rebel States and their peoplo fell
completely subject to th. odiscretion of
the Government which itfoy had so
fiercely rejected, denied, defied and re- i
sisted. \'ith anything predominant in I
the shapo of Wisdom or patriotism in
the White House after tho deathi o
Lincoln, or with anything in the Con
gross of the ensuing December risingi
above the base calculations of partyl,
the rostoration of those rebel States
would have been simplo and easy. But,
while Lincoln's successor from the out
set proved a vain, conceited, ignorant,
obstinate self-willed and aspirilig back
woods domagog1ue, ho Cnmo into colli
sion with eqi 1ly conceited, self-wille'l
ald stulid demnagogues in both I tons's
of Congross and in both parties. The
ignorunce, the noisy violenco, the vul.
garity the presulmption and th trickerie:
which for the last Iwo years have thui
marked Lite conflict between th t'resi.
doent and Congress and betveell t'e
Rtepublicans and Democratq, have beein
disgraceful, ex pensivo and demoralizin"g
to all concerned, and continually tend.
ing from had to worso. They have
been on tho scale or the petty plots and
counteiplots of the rings of cpoiilsmen
grog-shop political innnagers of our New
York Corporation election'.
Where can we look for rescue ? The
renming Northern iunnop of the Ohd
)cmocratic party from its odious record
of the war has given freo a rein mu tio e
Radicals, and they are niarchin-g on
without resistanco. President d ohnson
has becomo more an object of conltempt
antd derision with botih parties thani Iwas
John Tyler in hik vorst sl ato. In this
condition of things a Soulithern ummro
political balance of power, covering 'itn
States, is leonung up befora na in hold
relief. Is this to be the setilemeit ?
It will be uuiless that controlling pumblie
sen timent of '.l North which carried
President and Congress through the
ordeal of the rebollion shall interpose in
this work of reconstruction. Wo Le.
lievO iat publio opinion can be so ex.
presed in our coming fall elections as
to be felt in Congress, anid we believe
that a popular movement, regardless
of existing parties or party managers,
in tho name of General Grant., will mmet,
the case. Grant for tie suicession, nid
and a now Congess under (Grant ito
settle this work of reconstruction, is the
programme upon which a counter rovo
IlutIon against Radical Oxce.;es in thie
South may be carried through to a (e
cisivo victory. It- will be hotter to
wait two years or tel years longer for
Sotthorn restoration (.ian to push it
through on the basis of a controlling
Southern negro balance of power.
Tim CoivrUMArCmeoU STA NToN.-The
National Itligcpii-er says
"If the prosont Secretary of War
wore governed, in his oflicittl or social
interoourse, by any of the instincts
which have oharacterized gentlemen
who have heretofore ho4l positions of
like distinction, wo should have hopmed
the examples presented in tihe resig
nations of Secretary l larlan and Post
master (Gen(eral D~onisoni would not
have been lost upon him. But if we
apply to hi tin the rules wichi prevail
among genmtlemeon, we must despair of
his appreciation or the examples set,
by toso ~wodistingnished public
men, who scorned1 to occupy the unie
quivoeal position'of hostility to the
executive which has rendered hmiim the
Irecognized agent of the Itadical cabaml
during the incumbency by Mr. John
son of the Presidential chair.
"Convinced froim our knowledge of
time temiper and plurposo of this leoc'h
of oflcial power that noth ing less
than absolute ejoctmnent from his po
sitionm will induce him to ret ire from
thme department lie has controlled, we
areosure that it ill require a Presi
dential request for his abisene fromi
the Cabinet councils, w-hero lie canl
not but, havo boon anm unwelcome visi..
tor for several inonths past. Snch a
request would be gratifying to every
trute lovom~f his oguntry throughout
Noms.~i StsmurN.--T'he folloinmi'
is from thme August number of the Iv,da'
Wie Love and( wvas brought to ml~ery,
says the editor, b~y the name of one of
thme President's bondsmen:
.A Northern mian married1 in our na..
tive village a Southern lady, and died
soon after the marriage. The widowv
discovered, in looking over her huts.
band's papers, that he was indebted to
anm Abolitior.ist, at then North, in the
sum of a thousand dollars. She told
her adhminisrator that there must not be
a staim iponm the memory of 1her husband,
and proposed selling her house aind lot
to pay tihe dehlt.' ieo wrote to theo cred.
itor, ctatiing tihe destitute condition of
the widow, anld her honorablo intention.
F4or anm answer he received a letter en
elosinlg the Ilote of the de; -asedl huis.
band as a present to the widow. The t
nlamoe of this genleronms creditor was
Gerritt, Smith, of Now York. lIn a pu-i- I
vnito letter to onrelvec lhe says, "it is
time for meni to quit, hatinlg, an'd learn to
bov, one another." A truly noblo sen
timent, to which every true soldier, I
North or South, who did his duty ini e
who field, responds heartily', amlen.
A letter fronm Triesto, inl the lWtler.
cr, of Vienna, says tile accounts givon
aotthe cholera argrgtu.I a 1
distrigt of Ijue dlIrze~goivin n, in A popu
hation ofa tidrty-tuso 'thousaka gouhd'(
oi hteen'hunmdid'eges -.hthvd $'egli'red.
'Pl erybody is flylrng fromu tihe otfa ' 3
and the Oead bodies uro let as a pr ' (
Wa3higton News miad Gossip.
IAFC IVAIn oFFICM TnOUBiL-MRl. PTA-N
TON 80I'.NI)ED-OlNIllAL (IIIANT
APPOI-NTE) TE.\MPolt ili LY-ol'FlrAl,
(01RMI(SPON ) DNCIM-j U 1111M INTEIt EST
IN Till.: AFFAIn-COTTON CLAIatS, &C.
Aisil(iN.ToN, Aungtist*12.-The full
Dwing is a copy in full of th corros.
ondence between the President, Mr.
itantot and Gen. Grant
ExE.:0UTIvF, M ANsTok,
WASHINGTON, D. I Aug. 12 18G7.
sir: By virtiuo of tho power and
uthority vested Ia mo as Presidont by
bo Constitul ion aid laws of tho U nited
;lates.you are liereby suvpvId4-d From
lice na Scuret ary of War, and wil
eas.9to exercise alny aul atll functioni1
iortniuiI to the same. Yot will at
ne traInsler to (eneral IUylyes S.
rant, who hIs this day bee' anhor,.
d and empowerel to act . Secreary
,f War, wl in/-rim, all ricords. boot1,*
arsanld other imb11lic properly now
I your elustody and chI .
A N Im W .m = lNSON.
7o | I ltnoraf I-|iwin M. Slan.
n, Wur 'yon .C
AIFu Ncrox Cir, An g. 12, 1807.
i' : Your note of this date has been
'eceive, informlig mei tha, by virtuo
f the power aini, authoriy v'c.3ted ill
1on, as Presiden., by the conis;tintionl
md1 law: of the Unitid Sta :!s, I am
imspended rtai oiliee .-a, ',ecretarv of
War, and wiill cvase to exercise an'y and
dI lictions pelraining to tih suue, andt
i!dao directi g ne at olico to tranisfer to
;eneral Ulyss S. G rant, wh1o has this;
!ay been nuthorizon .. and emopowered to
iet as- Secrvtary of \W;ir. ini,j all
'ccorisi, look , pnrii mIt other pIblic
ropert-y now ill mly custody and
Under a soie of public dut y I am
:ompel led 0to dely ye(ir righI," unde
he Conttinnion and la%1ws of the United
lates, wiout th ad-,ice :it eonsint
)f the Senat', :n whoni legial Cause,
A) sspen ole rom (nlie an Seretary
x War, or tGo exerco of any or aill
riletlions irtainligr Lo the snu, or
without sich advic ao i conill to
aoe mec to tranf to any peron the,
reord4i book'.-, rt plper. an inher puillblic
War ; hut inaslnillih as tho (oner'l
(ommadinn jil hg the arm:ies of tlho I UIited
States has tbetn appoitted Secretary I0
\Var, d.it rim, aul hai notified mnc
that ho Ias accepted tI 1e apponitillent,
I have io altii'uiaLive bit, to sublamit,
undekr protest, to) superior I.,ree.
Very r(foeitilloly voors ke.
JD\\'IN N\. MT:\NTON.
SeC'y of W ar.
To the Prsien.
WVASIt(N-'r0N, 1). C., A ng. 12, 1 807.
Mr: The ff[oil. Kelwhi M. Seilol
Ivimg been (iibis day pindel as Se
of 'ar, yiu are herkly autho
z''d a11 vilpowerId to ni:t tA 'iScretarv
if War, ml (itr, ald will at one
ier upon the di schargo of' the ditties of
The Scretairy of var hmlas beei
list Iicted to translf-er to yo tll records,
looks paper., and other p Iidie property
)ow im li s, Cistody and ciarg.
Vecry r'~eeelfully y'ours,5
A NlHDR\V JOllNSON.
Ge'ineral U'lyseces S. (Groli, U~i ~el n.;.
!.n, DL. U.
The1 r'epiy (of Mrt. Stlanton was r'i
.i ved! about 1 o'i'lock, a ndl Generatl
E'iere wvi t. r.I'lousin ai Ilien with
M!r. Sta nton, and took formial p)osaeasion
f the Wiar' I )epar tment.- Mr . Stanton
remied Im ina te hibing dursingtea
It, is not, tIne I hat. the Priesident has
.elegratphedl hGenra Steadmiiani to comeII
aeoto taike t he osituio n of Secrectar
if' War, norij Imts lh selected a suIcersOlr
o Mrt. Stanitn, butt it is quite likely lho
iny Itentder' the p)osition to a dlisti n
ruished Now 1tnglanud ex-Governor'.
W'her was noeitemenit appiarent. Iln
.e departme-nt, tfor very fewv therein
nlow whalit hm trianpir'di. U~pon the
ltr'eets, hiowever', whe'ni theo matter' be
anme known, the interest evinced by
ild11 iii partes lbou. Ithisu impor0Itanit event
ose to a conisidherable degree of excite..
Thie CJoirt of Claims to-day, decided
.hat thertle is nto appeal! on t ho part o0
ho governmient in tho Cotton cases
-eeently deidedi. Theii court ho0ld that
yact oif Congressq the proceeds of sailes
if aba ndioned Cotton areo distibntable
inally and without appeal by diecrei oi
hat cour't, which is specCily aml bor'ized
) tako test imnony and adjiudge npont thec
~at hethter claimants are enmitles t c
'nods, and iln this wvay only can the
noney be dtistributed.
A Rl.' lu~ nnr;s TN vr.N-rro.--Al
bo prlocesses for' preserving the bodiest
if 1he doad niow in use are likely to be
uiperseded by3 ai nelyO~ invenClted burial
lse, by n19n (if wiich thie romains ol
deiiceasCeg person nmay ha kept unchuang
1for' an inuefi eI pe'riod. Thlo vailo
if this discovery hlas boon fully tested
t th l1 lellvuc Illospitai, whereo under
hto direction of Professor D~oremus, a
orpsle alreadiy comnicingo to decomt.
ose was placed iln one of these cases
vbere it rema)I~inedl un~hiangedi for fortyv
ays. At Liha explrati )m of that lime it
vsa ('xposed to thel air', andi up) to t he
ruosent period (thirty days from- tho date
f expostire) llho body htas been -'thor
ugh ly~ preserved frotn decomiposition),
o smell beig percaptible.--NV. Y.
acks, rf thbp datnination of $5,
ncro put in aironlationi ini Now York
ity on Thursday . 'The bills re
artked Afarchi 10,,1862, rand aroe vary
lir' counfltorfolk/ in every respect,sa~v
hant the wordalt "UniI mta .,, ha.
SIentife, and Useflil.
PLAT OLAIs.-The wondorful progress
whiel0 tliQ ttaatNfacttre of glass lias made
lit Pittsburgh i a very good inilcation of
tio superior advantages of this locality for
ltt business. Plato glass is, wYe bolevo,
tho only branch which has not yet been
atenipted Rli4 utitracture is a distinot
business, fot which Pittsburgh, as an it
triQdr field, seens to lio waiitig for some
enterprising capit alist or comlpauy, to on
g1age suOeossftully upon its cultivation. In
tittles pant, plate ginss was a luxury enjoy
ed only by tho wealthy in their parlor mir,
rors. It now linls not only an inntisoly
increased deintid for this purposo, but a
hidtirl othelt-t. It it luidly possib~le for
at well arrangeol store or city building of any
huil to be coirt-tiee iil iotitt the use of
phde C ghasn, eil ber itt show witlon S, sky
light-i, transpartt ltoorn, doors or rooft ;
and. there aro hlit. few vlotes or public
buildingi in it Vest which might not in
some pait. hIve bon ntcle more nonveniont
I)y its ltse. In France anti. Ilawld man ny
l'niblittgs arenow eetecteil etairely of' gan
at1d irot. Soi of th eir later oploind-d
railway stations are entirely toofed and
aid siled wnt It plilte ghtsi, and arc hof oind
co0nparon m0tprior to ainy other.i in the
wot-l for ber-tvy 1tml suittblenle!s to the1
purpose for iih I ther at-e t uil. The do
matud in Amterica 1'1 Iih patrpose alone will
soon he cl101uto't". xtiloa of mhe Eitgli It
Inntaufactories ot' plalle gl1M til- Very oItetx.
siO. One near Londont C-retr-3 Fovet or
eight acres of landt, aud employs over lvo
hutnitdret opeativene. lTho nattifacture was
started about, a hutndecl yents ago, and was
encotiraged by lhe govertiment, both toy
'ItIties oltt to ocigt atiele, an4 by the
payment in caslh toti- anch Idtoi of home
prodt:ct. At (he present. litte the mnantikc.
i'o of pit a glasi ls in t:gl:.l it carried on
1 1 very st1ece:ml'ul contpetitiotl -with thlat of
Irance---ts rival i. i h ie busines. We
know of no goo.l rentt vly l'it-tsburght
inay not, becoo the chiet American centre
of this important branci of' inatutfacture.
and iave wriuen ibus nui to call (Ie at.
toiltion of capitalists to it ho suljee.-'ins.
Tin, NUTentnwr or Unit:n.-People ito
drink their ilh and leer are very 1onel of'
telling hor nch nutimtoot. they <c-ive
from thetm i I ecnut-e t hey rte inantfact ur
et1 'roin gi itin. uay iave the id ea I lit at h
conconttledl ivirntes of tho grini are in I he
dri'tks. This N it entit' (dl'wy. Profes
sor [eibig, oneof t it, mt euinent chrm
iss in die worldi, ulme.-es is tiat 1, 0I0
cluatts of to best tavaria heer conti ains
oxit ly to urisheiont. of at fir :n.a.
hidlf poutnd loaf oilt brea! TIis beer is .-cry
slitlar to ithe finnous 1-ngliih A llsopr's,
anwl out,r more pop1ular A ittet-ican heer. h'le
It-t is, the iitr ionltIt pori ion of'tho grail is
rootoil ont liefo hi-er Nw itt ba o h ale anl it'
t ho fermeiaiion o I leer hItas ben coi
plete, Profe! o;r I~yonl Plalyfair d-selares tha.t
TI nouriineilt waever' remitao: lit tihe
l'vineonted li unor ; nie, as ihe I miglit
Alliainec Newxe sir, "No chemist now dis.
pmles tiasetti for, excet in lavor
and ainount, ot leohol, the chinical compo
sit ion of all klitis o be-er is alike, :and brew.
ora mut4 hint to hear dctotrs olvi-inig
porter Its mot-e 1n-:sing than l'eer, wheit
porler in not lbitng imi bee' colored by lettent
malt- and oat t wh: heer goes wrong in
the nakitg anl ii ninalaleid as bo, it is
converited itho line porir, the trt-e color
covering in1any lfc !'-icao.
Wnor M.i. ntu n.-Tt is well inown
to choitis nitd lkhlydiologists wt the vr-y
finely bolted atl w hite Iloutr which is so
utc.i sought., after is ftu' lets itl I n itions
t hai what. is toit-l mil Iling, or uniolted
Ilotr. The imotst trit inus ingretdient of
(lte graint--tho itral 1holihates anl gltclit
--Rio r"oinvt to ohnin the desiredl white.
ness. I):-. IlinyI .\teoio, ant emnctint
pit1ys iian of' lheltiis. jIv 'l1d, ill Pomei infer,
'esin rmaksonl 11h0 suh;kieCt, S-33ys : "What
I wtlant to see everywhere i1 te plepat-a
tIlan of' whle mepal broe-i-broad ineinl, n
(he- br.:,tu- poltospinite s, so ril-essett ial t o goodl
bretal a11til thIto nunrtuo of otte flesh atl
hont.--. ut I do to? think tht. the work.
ing classes, to 'itoit it. is no intpotanit, will
ever take to tt. fultly t il oet. ieo exaaplo by
111he toto \nstittu ed elt nues.' '-l'eile, hA us
'T':m i ''n 11)1 t L '; :. tO r.--The'i
cndli itiont of' th nt )egro itt nmtny see..
I ions5 of th1~is once0 pr'osperouts Iand( i.
grapht, wiihl fa:lls under our eye
A niegro sat otn a curbsn;tono barC,
brooding over his woes ; sadt was his
boart, tand kiniky hiis hair, ihis gizzaird
feet wore expotsed to thte alir, andi ex
Ccedingly seedy his clothies. And as
ito sat, ini thae utt ing blast, we htad to
pity tilt cnss ; hie w istfully looked at
each person that passed, and we hecard
hitm snililoriniso thuis: "Oh, why did
Old AbeO, widl de htatchet face, go git
dis darkey free ? I was hatppy at
home wid doe odder nigs, wid plenty
of whisky and feed in' like pigs, and
Dmiah was happy with me. Ole ma~issa
wias kitnd, and when I was slek, ho fed
1mo andli kept 1mo at hotme ; butt now I
feel sick, I'so got noflin to eat, an' htas
to sit here antd freeze on do street.
Oh, whly (lid doi buro etnm ? in de
winter ttme I sot by do fire, wid tde
yoiung one0s, 1:ntsk in' corn1 ; butt niow
['so got no0 huskin' to do, and~ no0 good
lire or hlous to go to, an my o's is
1n11 tattered and torn. In de sunuinor
time, whuen do dav's work's dunm, and
we danced away tio do good ole musio81
I used( to play3, butt [ feels liko danciin'
no0 more1. Oh ! if ole mlassa would
taka me bacok on de olo planitation)
agin, I'd nebber leave fonr sich free
dom ats (15 ; but I'd work miiight hard,
fin pis' to showv 'emi how foolish I'so
bin." u heni the darkoy ceased, the
big tears fromu his eyes rolled1 down
o'er is oteaks very fast, and we left
htim) thoro on the curbstone bare, ox
posod to the cutting blast. And we
coultd butt thintk, as we passed along,
what has te '.'bureau" (don0 iIt foul
the negrjo all stumer and spring, when
ito coul d get work at almost itnythting,
butt no0w-lots him starve arouind town.
So the negro starves, and thte whtito
man st~oals, and the country to ruini
goest, aund poverty stalks all over the
land-the land of aishtes and woes.
A MONsTnOUS SanPF.NT.--There'
hast bon1 0on0 of the largest serp~ants
killed ovo mile aboy town that ever
was seon int this Beotton of the country.
It was twelve feet in length and twen
ty-two inces inI circumiforenco. W~o
cannolt toll what kintd It is, but is sup.
p1G. d to' ,be of the boa-contstrictor
br oed. -"His trauk has boen seon for
several' ears before arounld fin old
plond;.b tt the snake wasR never slon
tintif thdthhno it was killed, Mr. L.
Li. Bronaugh is thet peron~1 whoe kihll
the sorpent..---nnad, n ipries,
Oarlotta Said to Hayo Boon Poisoned In
If wo can trust a letter'from Trieste,
written by a person .worthy of her con
fidence, the suspicion that the Empress
Carlotta had been poisoned before re
turning to Europo no longer appears to
bo a inere hazard. The practiced eyo
of so able a practitiouer as Dr. Bulkens
was struck vith tho abnormal symp
tois of the August patient. Iowever
violent and painful may have been the
emotions which tho Empress has ex
perienced since hor departure from MAex
lco, they could not, according to the
a ws (If pathology, bo the only cause
of the mueital exalhations ndl moral
liostratious viich alternait ely succeed
each other, and seam to defy the r
siurees (f science. It. is certain that in
the month of July, 186, her Majesty,
aftor having eibarked at Vera CrIIz,
was seized with a 'leeulessiness occa
sioned by a flow of bloo'd to th head,
and which continued during the whole
voyage. Since then symptoms have
been conl-Mant ly remarked indicating
a profound alteration in the blood,
which from her Alajesty's yonith and
robust constitution, cannot possibly be
expli ned othierwiso than by the perni
cious action of a physical agent. IEvery
thing therefore tenls to the belief that
some subtilo poision had been admiinii
tered to the Empress by the traitors, by
whom the C.irt at ChapultepeC was
only too closely surrounded, and that
her Majesty, in leaving Mexico, carried
with her the geri of the frightfil iala
dy which broke out on tho 4th of Oc
toher following at Rome. In fa t a flio
days after the departure of th Empress,
certain American journals, probably
initiated into the terrible mystery, pre
tead d that doiing the transit, from
Mexico to tle port of embarkat ion, her
Maj(!y lha gi vn Uanife-t, signs of
mental alienat ion; that iews, theu pre
mature. 'was to be ver ie'ed a fCow1 months
later. The Emipres herself instinctive.
ly suspecte the iruth ; for as soon as
her mient:dl facumlt ies began to be trouh
led she was beset with the idea that
she lul been poisoned, and li e still
remnains under the ifluence of that coi
Our correspondeit terminates his let
ter by ainouneing that. the royal patient
is going to be suiiitted to a treatment,
calculated at tho samo time to caln her
mnid and neuitralizo tho elfects of the
alteration of her blood ; and. if, as Dr
Bulkens hoples, this treatment, succeeds,
a cure, slow without doubt, is Atill p),s
sible.- .Alemurl D)plowalij fe, July
AN SA'ANNAI lRi.M.uAD Atminax-r.
-Mr. P. Keenan, the x'ress Mesen
ger on board lie illdfated train, has fur
ni-shed us the following kiitional details
of tLhi sad accident
"Deing an eye wit.nnes of the acci
dent, on the A. & S. I. It, on the
norning of the 12th inist., I deoim it but
justice to all connectel withl tle train
to givo the niinuite facts of the sad af
TIh train left Millen on regular time,
proceeding !dlowly and cani ieously
theltowin.;"bred i down" a;l stopping
the tain t all sispiciou places. The
N)"inleer-M r. ('ashen-was partietular
ly careful from (G reein's Cut to Mellean,
and whlein a mile above the latter pllace
he atopped the train to examine a small
bridge; herothe roar of wvater at a short
dlistance was audibt)o all on thme train,
andh Mr. Catlien remarked that lie fear
ed "D1ieldnson's ilil dami was gone."
II is fears were fearfully realized, for in
iess than th rue in in utes its turbulent
waters wer'e rollir.g over the lifeless
bydies of hiimseilf and two comrades, in
death. Tt .a ppeara that trestle hadl
been built at this point, in ant icipatIion
of a break in the dam ; but the water
rushing down the steepi lill swept
away theosupports, am.d heft but the mere
semblance of a ti-ack to decoy the la
mented dead to a sudden and watery
grave. Conductor Poullen and all
priesent woaro moved to tears at the in.
8tlantanieotts death of three faithful men01.
Thlo engine sooni consed to exhaust, aind
there is nothing mere heard from the
favorite '"Const.itiitionalist," but the
water, which, rushing through lher shat
tared formi, sang a sadl requtiem to him
who had for the last fifteetn years made
''Outstrip tho windl in her fleet career,
* * breathing a Iiery atmosphere."
A t I I, a. m. a traini from the city
took dowln about fifty men--employees
and friends of the dead, The sturdy
mechanics aeon wvent to wyork, and alter
laboring n'eck (leep inI the water for sov
cral hours, suiccee in recovering thle
bodies, and sent them to their afflicted
relatives. I [uman foresight could not
avoidl this accident ; it was a calamit~y
mecldent to human life."
edl some Lime sinice thlat there wvas on
exhiibition at the E.'position an engine
that hind been running on some roadl in
L~rance for such a great- length of imo
that the engino's mileage lhad reached
about ninety thousand miles. This is ra-.
ther~ extraordiinary service, but we are
informed that engine No. 46, on the
Loumsyille andl Nashvillo Ratdroad, has
bootn in active service no0w thirty months,
simce last repaired, making niinoty thon.
sand miles runnuing, with every p'roiso I
tha t without some1 seriouus accideht her
buego wluach thgrty thousand more
beor hvg .ogointo theo shop. j
This, it seems to ns, is an evidence that
American. workmanship is dleservinig of I
gold medals for locomotives, for it is<
well known that thme wvear and tear on<
American railroads is, Iromn thle natuto e
of their construotions, mhl .moro rapid I
than on conbinenal routes.-..Louisvilke l
DRAtu OP AM Orn Itit..-yno.- 8,
Due, Esq.,.who for. maniy years - carried on
the tnmmithing buiness In this oily, and t
was at oneo time an Alderrma, dhied at his e
reshidnice, In Cdhlfnbla, yesterday morain, b
Soeno PO a Oirous.
A number of years ago, when Michi.
aRn Awas a now country, in IAvinston,
:ouity of-. thero lived a ramily
)y the namo of Clayton, and ono called
Lorkins also,-as well as a great many
Peto Clayton was a tall fine looking
ellow-a noble specimen of our back- 1
voodsmen-standing six feet two in his
Pete had taken a shine to Miss Sally
Perkins, an it was knownt in fact that I
.hcy were engaged, but the day when
lhe knot was to be tied had not as yet
In the month of August 1849, June's
ircus camo through their town for tho
irat tii, and in fact it was the first f
;ircus that had ever passed that way
Id there were a great many people I
hat had never seen one. When tho
mportant day arrived, the town was
Rilled to overflowing gith a motly
rowd, of courso, and every follow had
Now Pete wanted to get married on
le coining Christinas, but Sally to havo
t put off until the next spring. When
'Xticket wagoi was opened the tent
,vas filled in a hurrv. Poto anu Sally
Vad been looking through the side shows<
mid they were lato getting in, and the
performanco had already commenced.
1'hoy walked around the entiro ring,
trying to find a seat, and althoug) :ley
"ould seat two thousand people, every
seat was full.
"Never mind," said Sal, "I'd just as
ief stand up.''
lput. the gallant Peto couldn't think of
t and said:
" Walt a minit, I'll get you a cliai,."
Old off h0 Lstarted, leaving Sally
Just at this moment the clown came
n, dressed in - his usual costumo, and
lancing around the ring,stopped right.in
'ront of Sal and' began to sing,
"Oh Sally am tho gai for me."
This caused Sal to blush, for she
tlouiglt that the clown was looking at
ier. As she stood near tile ring, of
couirse sho hid tie view of thoso in
lower seats behind her, and as usual on
such occasions tho clown cracks his jokes
at t he offenders until they take the hint.
and find a seat, but she said she had
rather stand ur. At this the clown
comnmencited his jokes, remarking to the
ring master :
"TI. here's a chance for me now."
"A chance for you ?"
"Yes, don't you sceo th.it gall has lost
ier beau, and she is lookinz at me I
know," and turning three or four soier
salults, ho stopped directly in front of
Sal and began to sing
"0, Sally is the gal for me,
I woulil not have ainy other,
A nd if Sally died to morrow night,
I'd marry Sally's mother."
Thi4, evidently neant for her, rAised
Sal'3 dander, and sho huirst out with:
"l'm tie gal for you, lam I ? Marry
my mot he,, woild yer ?" You low
lhved, spottnd scum of theearth I If
mly fellow was btore lhe would wallup
you for that I w0o1udn't stay here an
other iit- -ior neitier an v d1eceit
people <-ither i S vinr which, she rush.
ed out of tho tvit amid roars of laught.
Tlhie clown assuming a comiical ittli
tude, remnarked to the ring master that
hia grandufathier was a remarkable man,
so was is granidnc ther, too, buit that
gal heat all his forefathers.<
At this juincture Pete rushed in,
clo~eely followecd by Sal, and jumping
imto) the r ieh squared off at the clowvn
"I'll teach you to insult any female
tuder my chiargo I"' and let fl'y at his
opponenit, and taking him plump in the
face sent him to mother earth, at which
lie juimpnd on lam, and commenced
kicking him uinmercifully. Sally stand.
ig on the outsido of the ring, clapped
her hands and1( sung oui:
"That's it, Pete, give him Jessie,
raid we'll get marrried on (Jhristmas
At this moment the ring master and
three or fomr others caught Pete and
commnced to thrash him, when Pete's
friendls interferredl and a general free
fight ensued, which completcly broke up
- An old lady living on 01n0 of' the
telegrapht lines leading fronm Louis
t'ille, mn the early (lay of telegraphing,
observed some workmon digging a
lhole near her door, and inquired what
it was for.
"To putt a post for the telegraph,"
was the anlswer.
.Wild witle furry and affrighit, alho
seined her bonnet and ranr off to her
next neighbor with the news.
"What do you think ?" she exclaim..
ed in b'roathhess baste ; they're sottin'
Lup that cnssed paragraph. right agin
my (loer ; and now I reckon at body
sanit apank a child or scold a hand, or
~hat with a neighbor, but that plagmy
hmig'll be' babbling it all over thoe
reation, I won't stand it 1 I'1l t
nlove right away whero there ain't
tone of thomn onnateral fix ins 1" c
A Hanmn YARNz FROM A IiIOrOUS
~ArI'n.-Mr. WV. J. Mills writes to thet
~ew York. Christian Advoc'te, .from
e~st Virginia -(near Morgahtowvn,
robably,) as follows:
Thoto is one man51, by the name of
Jonway, in Cheat Mountains, who has
t lately heard of tihe war, He~ lives
wenty miles from an human habitation,
nd has not pakd taxes for years. lb is
quIenited to lito with his wife, ignorant i
ven of thte affairs of his country, and
ponds is days htumting and lhshin.
be said hmo~hiad understootd a~ few yeat '
go there was a lhttle fuss about setne-.
hing, but did not suppose at had~
mounted to anything.
.Aneao woman in Nashy le'receitl ye0
irth to a chIldl whihfo all wtTik4fi pn
en likeoatvwhtcralbt. floth pirenis a
ack. Thme gratnotote o the child liad S
i'h0ioons of ihn Alue.na
TuDAM oF AnRAiAI LINcoiN.
n the course of Judge Piorropont's
rgument, in the Surratt case, he al
uod to a dream of Mr. Lincoln,
rhioh on several occasions lad occurr
A to him before great national ca
amitics. This dreai lie had the
iight before his assassination, and tho
text day ho mentionod the fact to
Jonoral Grant, aniong others saying
hat ho feared somo great evil, aid
xpressing a strong desiro to hear
'rom Sherman, who was then in North
Jarolina, and whose army was tho
lnly one not in telegraphic commniuni
ation with Washington. Judgo
iarrepont did not relate tle dream
thelf t but Mr. Lincoln related it
or his death, and liko overything h
iy way connected with that tragedy,
t canlot fail to have a consiterablo
nterest. Ho soomed to be at sea in
L vessel, that was swept along by all
rresistahlo current towards a macl
torm. from which It scomed no pow
ir could save her, Faster and fa ster
be whirling waters swept the fated
;hip toward the vortex, until looking
lown into the black abyss, amid tlo
loafening roar of thbe waves, and with
ho sonsation of sinking down, down,
lown an unfathomable depth, the tor
iled dreamer awoko. The same ter
lilo dream Mr. Lincoln had four
imes; first boforo the first battle of
Blull Run, againbeforo the second dis
istrous defeat at the same place,
igaim before the battle of Murfrees
oro, and finally as abovo mentioned,
m the night before his assassinatio:
ONE CAUSE FOR G HiATUL ATION.-rp0
Chiarlestoni icrcury., in ii ticing 1he
iccession of Gen. Grant to the War )e
mrtment, aind] the causes for congratula.
ion arising therefrom, says :
"The other causo for gratulation, ii
hie order from Gen. Grant as Secretary
>f War, nuillifying in this departmenit
,he orders of Gen. Sickles, suspending
xecitions when conlicting whith the
wocess of the United States Corts.
lIcre is an aflirmlation that "th so
alled States" are States of 11le United
States ; and thit the law of Congress
mtting them as States into judicial di.
ricts is the law of the land, the recon
;truction acts to tho contrary notwitlh.
anding. It practically aflirms that the
*econstriiction acts of Congress are nn
'onst.itutiontal, and overthrows the posi
ion lie assumed in his rep!v to the
Jitarleston Board of Trade-that theso
tates are conucerod T'erritories, co.
itituted by 11he reconstiiction acts-i
\ilitary Districts, over whichi his will
A Grimme.: Is min -ui Ast..- A.
logro Baptist minister at Beaufort, 8.
j., writing to the Christian Record,
among other things., says:
"Somo of our white ministorial friends
lo more in the way of keeping Farms
md keeping our poor rnen inl iginranuco
.han anything else. They pretend.
whien they are North, that they would
3ono down and do any thing for our
race in the way of enlighteninig them ;
anilt inste ad of this, when they seo i0 a
:ottol bag they forget abliout Chiiiist
md I fim crucilied and tho saving of
Of certain Northern mendicanso lie
"'All thy wish to d, is teach what
P~resident Linclni has done, pat thue
megro mnlzf on the shonler with the left
mnd, wihuile with the right hand they5
:atch hold of his pocketbook. A ndf
vhuen they have got the last cent from
:im, their friendsehip suddenly ceases.
l'hen, 'ho is only a nigger."a
WYORK FORl A wETL I)AY---Y A
LARnMFan.-"Barn yard to shovel uip,
and manure to hatul to next fall's
"Go over and fix up all fences.
"Barn doors, yard gates, ete., to
"Drains and wash water outlets to
>O attendled to.
"Mowing macline to be put in or
lor';~ also horse rake and hay tender.
"Grease wagons ; mend harness and
bags; wash carriages.
"Cut and haul wood and ecani out
~ho collar ; whitewash, etc.
"lon house to clean out and comn
ost for corn to make."
]EAnaS IN THlE TERRITORIs.-Tle
loldsboro (N. 0.) Star learns from
m farmer in Carteret that, on going in
o his corn field a few mornings sinloO,
ua was greeted by five blakb bears,
inlping themselves to tho yonng corn.
Bleing alone, with no gun. ho conelud
3d that a quiet retreat was prudent.
On publishing whleh statonment, the
Wilmington Journal says:
"This might have been oxpeted
rhon North Carolina became a TJ.orri
~orp, Bill Arp to the contrary not
RENOVATING oleN OUT LAND.
Sa recent, agiiultural meeting in
rostonm one of the spcakeors reinmrked
hat "on a tract' of land which was
verruin wvith woodbox, briars, and ';
ther shrubs, lie turnd end hundied
~nd fifty sheep. At that time a ow
ould not havo lived on the whole
raet.. Thus sheep weroe kept thor o
overal years, and so killed oit the
rild growth that the tract now affords
~ood pasture for (ifteen co~ws."
Mr. Thuadden8 Stevens, the leader of
to RadioAls mn Pennsylvaniin, seeinr g
lossigns of the times and knowing that
isparty's stock is at a heavy discount
itoly gave ex'pression to his fears in the
"1 tear that we shadl logo Pennsylva
Ia thnis uqt oleotioin I do' not ilhinkc
e have earn estness enough in the State
un~ite and draw ont theo Repniblhcan
rongth, while the Rtonublican pert Ion
citj Legislature ha~e oit so opel~y,
otpriously,. and shamefully. .~orrupt,
nil that allh the honest people in the
oato are dishicartened and disgust