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-f From the Banner of the South.
'THE PROSTRATE SOUTH TO TH)
BY PAUL U. HAYNEC.
'Mid the tumult, the hurry. the mfiadness
Of the strifes that convulse you to-dayL
Midthe echoes of frantidal gladholass.
That. the Bvs is still higher o'er the
Are ye deaf to the tempest which sunders .
The last ties that bind us to faith,
Aro deaf to the roll of the'thunders
" 'Forruahning the blackness of death ?
'Tis true that they-bear but a distant
Faint menace from lands of despair;
Where the Spirit once proudly resistant,
liath sighed its last gasp on the air;
Bpt a. F4to mutters low i1 that garning,
And the South-winds are ,laden with
Aye ! ernali the wild omen with zoorning I
Aye! dance on the verge of your tomb!
Ye have swathed us with cloud..palls of sor
Your-brentlh was thebreath of Siinoons
Yo have stolen all light from our norrows,
And withered our freshest heanrtblooms
But the Hates your blind fury bath planted,
The dragon's teeth sown in your ire,
As. from heat of Bell's furrows enchanted,
Grow warm, and burst upward in Are I
Armed warrior-denions of ravage,
Unquelled by aspell or an art,
Fierce, monstrous. untainnbly savage,
And.thirsting for blood fiom the heart
.YouiChearts thatare t'uddy and swollen,
Not ours, so drained and so cold-,
With' no food bitt those memories olden
Of a tale that long since bath been told.
Do ye think to escape. 0 ! my mast ers,- ?
Do ye'say,'tis a dream ofaick thought-, ?
A night.mnrt of plantasmalsdis'asters
0'o remain all unfcared and urawrought t
0 ! fools, an d 0! blinded I ye see not
'How swift.ly fate's cohorts unite,
0 ! fools, and 0 1 blind ! yo can flee not
That wrath in its might I
Not a drop of the life blood of heroes
By your hireling Vandals laid low,
DuL shall poison the sieep of the Neroes
- Who caused the red torrents to.flow-;
tot a pang of our wives and our daughters,
Or slin, or all.inndened with doles,
Xiut '! pierce tliro' h't' visions of slaugh.
To t epth of your agonised souls I
soon, s ye shall compass the anguish
War' age beat near you, must. bring,
The v ears that'nmoulder and langtish,
T Vi pains that harrow and sting;
y "3'Tour threslholds blanched, sorrowful
- - faces,
On yolr marts the guant figures of ere,
Deep wallings in desolate places,
Winged wild o'er the palI and the bier I
With terrible woe that conies only
)then Hope has been strangled in gore,
Whoi distraught, and despairlng and lone.
Tou stand on a blood-deluged shore-,
4With thelact. frietid of Liberty' perished,
Wiu t):iidst.,oalbhigof tapsor: t#done,
Apd the fair face of Freedom, uncherished,
LTing m'angled and stark in the sun:
Wl ti he ,knowledge this fearful undoing
hour and dfid'yo'irs only hat'h wrought,
Till the blackness of dyrkness and rain
Shall 1L 11kb u'iathdna'on thought;
And yogt faint, and sink; down in dumb Ian
- guo ,
Appalled, and accursed by your Past-,
For the flames of God's infinite anger
have searched you. and scathed you at
[ From the National Intelligencora
Te Azmiesty Proclamation-Message of
The President transmitted thme follow.
ig message to the Senate yesterday :
To~ the &nate of the United &ates*:
The resolution adopted on the 5th
inst., regnesting the President "to trans.
mit to the .'3enate a copy of any procla
mation of' amnesty made by him e-nee
the last adjoturnment of Congress, and
so to cotmnitct .toitiLn Senate by
W h authof'ity:of. aw the1 same was
atie," has been reived
' I accordingiy transmis herewith a
copy of a proclamation dated the 25th of
Decggheriast, Thiyaupori~ty of law
by leIi&itwas uwdadeiy'1, th in
th 0 rcgitmation'itsifvw ipn aesly
a !i,jr h4 ii. s e rus of
th 'po r 'n. tlit. e ested
b ,thi nliatittlt n/a'n se na' e of
th povdrein people th0 T'nited
coffw: htt eservation,
to ll V - ryjperson who6-drectly
or indirectly participated in the late in
. entratiprior ,rebellion. . a , fphi ,pardon
Antfatub fdtlohe offee d. lriadao
against the Unit edi Stateti, or of adhering
to their or9lg tA. ' ug'gie: late
civil war, wvitbhre oration~ of all hglits,
been made in p ursantce thereof."
atood&to be and is regarded' by the Ex.
ecei,"a', A~~pr~~ifwof the land.
Tige second section of article sec'tonfo
v,mad pardons -fi -nV -againsb the
Unmtad State, .reeptn; asde 4ot. 'tp
pegehment&T ihe.prolamtan of tile
.14ypor 3zetifte, and,
cpaingl8 papers, is in ebnformity
with the pirecedent estahiished by Wash.
inetan in 1'795, and fallawed by Pt,=i
dents Adams in 1800, Madison In 18l5,
and Lincoln in 1863, and by the pres
ent 10xecutivo in 1865, 1b07, and .
WASIIIN.TON, D. C , Jan, 18, 1869.
The copies. accomnpany ing the Presi
dents answer to the Senato are as fol
1. Proclamation of Gon, Washington,
dated 10th. day of July, 1795, granting
to citizens who had been engaged in tin.
surrection (resisting collection revenue
on .distilled smirits and stills) in- the
Webtern countles of. Pennsylvania, ex.
cepting certain classes described in proc
lamation, a general pardon of all treas
ons and other indictable offenses. .
2. Proclamation of John Adams, da
ted 21st of Nay, 1800, granting a full
pardon to all and every person (includ
ing some except-d' in: W ishington's
roclamatiou) engaged in.said. insurrec
Lion ; whereby remedying and releasing
unto all such persons all pains and pen.
alties incurred, or supposed to be in.
curred for or on account of the premi. i
3. Proclamation of James Madison,
dated 6th day of Feruary, 1816.
Certain foreigners, flying from the
dangers of their.pwn homes, and some
citizens of New Orleans, "forgetfui of
of their duvi,"'had co-operated in form
ing an establishment on the island" of
Barataria, near the mouth of the river
Mississippi, for the pnrpose of clhndes
tine and lawless trade,. The GoVern,.
.ment pf the :United States c.ueed the
establishment to be broken up, and pro.
cedel to prosecutet~le offenders by in
dicimenit, &e. -
For reasons sot forth in ti proclama. .
tidn, President Madison gants to the
-offenders full. pardon of all offrtses con
mittedi tgitist th alay orn toiching in
tercunrse and . ymmnetce of the. U iinted
Srates'with foeiih notions; snif the 1
President directs Iluit, indictments l
and prortuLions. r i penalties, for s
fitres, e .to .. discontiinued and v
4. 'ProatniationgfPresident-Lincoln, a
dated 8th day of December, 1863, fa- e
miliar to (lhe public, granting to alh per. t.
sons (curtain classes excepted) who had
participated in tha " rihelliu, full' pardon
and -estoration of all rights of property,
Lxcept as to slaves, and in propert.y
cases where rights of" third parties shall
have intervened. '
In this proclamatioin Mr. Linooln' be g
gilns by. citing. the ,provisions in. the
Constitution pnpovpring the .President
to grant reprieves and. pardons. The
law of Congres deblaring forfeitures, S
etc., and authorixing the President to a
issue proclamation of pardon and amnes.
ty, with such exoeptions as the Execu- I
tive may diem .proper is , the cued.
Mr. Lincoln referring to this, agt,
adds~ tl. ..I
Whereas the Congressional -declara
tion for limited and conditional par-don v
accords with well established judcital w
exposition of the paiddnihg powor i- o
Therefore, etc. :'
Proelamation of president Lincoln, L
dated 26th of March, 1804, defining it
cases in. which persons are entitled ii
to benefits of the preceding- proclaia.
6. Proclamation of President Johnsoh, ti
dated 29th of .May, 1865, similat- to the .
Lincoln proclamation of December 8,
i63, granting pardon and amnesty, ox
cept in eaOfiR i.lmrAin nnmoptd.
.7. ProeLlam'ition of President Johnison,
dated September 7,' 1867,:extending fjell a
pardon to certain -persdna -who wer'e en.
gaged in -the .rebellion. 'lhispioclanma
tion extends pardon to classes mention- s
edl who were not pardoned by preceding r
p~roclamnations. , '.*
8. Proclamatrons of fresident John. 'M
bon 'of July 4 1868, ty.n'ing ganeral
pardon andl aidesty to persons engaged a
in the late rebellhan, .withe dertain' exc- a
coptions and' res'ervatiolns, ~
PonEGraIxns A n, Orttnt OVan
TwarxE YEARS O 'AGE.-a-While Mr.
Bontwell i.s foroing, by act of dongres,
negro stiffrage upon Ohio, Penn~ylvaniv,
New York, apid other States, Mr.
Brooks,'in order to symbobize and eqnal
itle l'fr. lBoutweli% princles'proposes,.
wd see, hot 'Oiltetd ehffditiehise foreind
era new in thethfted States4. 'ell
rAs.tho.,negroesgbnt.iso, gli ;h9 :wohi 9
and maids over tyvho years, of,, . p
M4r. Brooks roesons, doubtless, that our g
wives anid cbldrehn'.nn\ ad" 'muel"'a i,
inbst plarutior!nogroeeain1 hre u&nell e
qualified to vote. Wedlsliaill. look with o
some curiosity for'a,consisto:t, action b~y
Congress upon the i'nafte~"of'uii
and EguArI bufflaged'hil thess'p'ontsb
egnq4 but afrain ,te consjte,ove s f ,
16 il 99 iean folw , t tamnestv.and -
anll Ihmat'itridmjbh.L-a'tibut Jntell(L
h1oog the. reuso General
Aldge fail Rantds4'ha JAdugbk
(~) of ,M pgroepegt~ ..g
resumpt.nQ f'the . g
will-be let to een of
Qgtalis4-4igegiltaJ fiar seir'mthe
extent of oisstllion of dolla,and
the friends of the entrpti.s the*. ate
sanguine as to ites anoans." .
The- Panean Man-Milliner.
A Paris'letter, dated the 21st ultiuw,
A soandal of the hour is the entertain
ment given by Worth, the uan-milliner, it
his chateau In Suresnes, a village over
looking the Bois do Boulogno. It did not
arise from the insolent luxury of his cha.
teau. This is unbearable to many per.
The chateau consists of five buildings, I
each added seemingly to the other as the
master's wealth increased. The extensive
grounds have almost as many capricious
excuses for spending money as Stowe, the
Duke of Dwokingham's estate. There are
ltrraces, iumner-houses, bridges, pagodas,
filled with bronzes, porcelains, old armor
or summer-houses or pagodas, statues and
rases for bridges and terraces.
The tables of the house are covered with
he most expensive cashmere shawls. The
irms of the chairs are covered with the.
Costliest laces. The scandal consists in his
nviting the very same ladies invited to
3ompiegne, and in their accepting his invi
ation; They durst not do otherwise.
lad they refused he would have refused
o receive their orders, and for a fashiona.
de lady to go into society unattended by
forth would be mortifying enough to drive
ter to suicide. I do not hint fear. of his
asking payment of bills had anything to do
rith the alacrity with which his invitations
rere accepted. But people with retentive
nennries will recall the embarrassment
ith which fnshionahle society was thrown
ve or six years since upon the announce.
ent. of Worth's retirement from trade, and
i's suc'essor's intention to be paid all bills
r bring suit on them. There were $000,
00 or $800,000 duo him. -
Princess do Mettenich owed, so the scan.
alous chronicle said, $60,000, and even
uiet. t'rincess Clotilde appeared on the
ooks as a debtor to the amount of $20,000.
suspect. Worth was emboldened to this
tep by the success of his tea during the
sinter. le, has In a private drawing-room,
ext to the trying-on-room, tea served every
fternoon and evening. Ilo invites none to
rater but the most ariitocratio .gustomers.
his is an honor easily sought.
At his chateau be has been inviting these
rincesses and tarchionessos to tea at four )
'clock P. M., (the new , fashion). lie re
rived them wearing flexible boots reaching
the knee, a broad bolt around his wvaist,
loges with culls lgong as a dragoon's, and a
Lxib)e hat under his arm. ; In his vesti
ale were six fotmen dr essed as Chasseurs. v
he t.a was served from silver urns in In
evre' porcelain cups. I believe Worth is
ri Englishman. Is It not odd an English
an should be the arbiter of fashion in
tix NATAL DAY or ItoiETt IstaN,.-On
te 25th of January, 1859,. Robert Burns,
hose poetry has.becomo a household word
herever the English language is spoken, I
as born.- It is'common for the Societies
St. Andrew, wherever they exist-and
here two or three representatives of the 1
'nd.o'C-ikes are gathered together, there a
one in The midst - of them to celebrate 1
is day in a festive manner ; but we have
eard of no such intenition on the part of the
oelbt.y In this city. In New York the day
ill be olbserted With more than usurl foa
'It is amusing," says Chambers, "'to
am tHint Burns, when just emerging from
becurity, joculiarly hnticipited that his a
irthday wotld come to be ' noted among I
lher'remakauw1 uvenims. In a letter to his
irly patron, Gavin Hamilton, in 1786,' le
iys: 'For my own affairs, I. am* in a fair
'igy of biecomingras qmitient as T'homas A.
empls 61- iohn Banyah ; and you many
rpect henceforth to see my birthday In
>ribod among the wonderful even ts, an the
por Robin and Aberdeen Aimaiiaoks, along
ith Black Monday and the Battle of Both..
'this day one hundr~ed and ten years a go
urmns was born Into' the world, while
round- his peasarat fatheo-'s cot, by th
ridge of Doon, the elements rage furiously
rid the mnighty temnpes( howled:
"Upoir a st orny .wint er night 3
'Scotland's brighlt, star first rose In sight; ;
Beaming upon as wild a sky,
As ever to prophetio eye.
Proclaimed that natture had on hand
Some work to glorify the land.
'Within a lonely cot of clay,
'That, night-naa OnMa? ORRatrOiW nAt P"
Rfog. KT GnANrTavZLL,, 8. C,-Within
ze mile of Granieoville, 8. U., on Saturday
ight Jast, a most, reprehensible and dis- I
rapcefiy assautlt was inade upon an assem
Irge of qisonas who, were eugaged In so- I
a~l . (stivitieop Fpr. aoms, unexpli~mned
~~so,,several unknaowynpersona conceived
c gvil purpose of brealdagup th,e party,
rp~iostd eireckmnanner of-doing..ib tjiey
elievedstgf ingbooigg, the .muslolan,..
his they acomplisheod,severely wounding,
the bo)vels,'a Mr. Dinkins,rwho was act.
tg yiolirislts for the oqgonelon.; Not content
gIt)) this:flgnisib-Act, they. oospienced an
Jnfgrimbai~tL frivng Into theansemlage,
u!ing whgh3$)AIey,s~ho4 iidady in 'the thigh,
fl4A fnj.q!..t. aW~u4 n Ibe ;ehouldetr'.f
negim9$q aInnmd"'rescott, One of
u1141Jgne efI MI leg,! although no6 auf.
cleat to resutin his :oapture ,as yet,.
.Auguela Press. .
~49arlonIem IS.'likelyd to beo an onneiba
14.h u fttiam9Iung It otb:elsp
reeted tha, instead et a Je sl
fee er township She p:4hl8af omn
Ia wRI thu. lie so'ved; ue 1t5hgh pIest
IroUAh1t down~ toan orGdMie taM-PAW
RAnto.r.t QUARsLIo.--The Washing
ton correspondent of the Now York Her.ld
ruder dato of the 18th instant, says :
Tho first fissure in the disentegration of
the tadcal party was displayed to-day, in
the wild writhings of the Pacific Railroad
rings over the exposures of a Cinolnnati
Radical paper of the conceded corruption
in and out of Congress in regard to the
granting of subsidies to Wosterrw road', and
in regard to the attempted Rile of lands
enough to form Whole tlates by the Interior
Department, to certain speculators for a
mre song. These swindles have been the
object of General Grant's denunciation
within and for the whole of a month past.
They received attention ini Mr. Washburne's
speech in the House, when he admitted that
his party exceeded in corruption and scoun
drels any other party ever born. These
statements, fortified by proofs, 'a Western
correspondent reproduced in the paper in
question. That correspondent and paper,
and the Now York Tribune, which copied
hid letter, were made the viutims to-day over
whose shoulders General Grant and Mr.
Washburne were lashed in the most abusive
and violent manner by the retained sona.
Lora of the railroad rings before mentioned.
t was an exhibition which shocked and
startled the ninny Republican leaders who
have sought to give a pause to the rank
3orruption characterizing their party on
railroad legislation. For more than two
tours did Harlan, Pomeroy and Conness
inblushingly defend these' railroad grants
tnd land sales which the President elect has
icelared will, if contmnued, ruin the 1ppub
ican party. Under the pretext of assailing
iewspapors which have but sympathized
rith Grant's desire to stop this torrent of
Corruption, these senators foully assailed
hat representation of the faqts for which
)rant has made himself responsible to the
ountry. The assault on the papers was
inly a cover behind whibh were gathered all
he force of the consolidated rings against
ho purposes of the President elect. In
rain did Trumbull, Conklin, and Morton,
tud other senators try to silence the fetid
y interruptions of other measures. The
ailroad senators had their say out. ;defend
d the swi ndles of the past and quoted
hem as the acts of the purty and
a the nets whileh would, mark its future.
omeroy says there are twelve more rail
ond bills, filled to the brim with subsides,
rhich are to be reported and passed this
ossion. These subsidies the best men in
ho party are bent on defeating for, the par
y's salvation sake. To.day the- gauntlet
ras thrown down by the railroad Congress
ten, that no railroad grants should be do.
eated, but all should be added on to the
ivisions which impeachment, civil fehure,
egro suffrage, financial affairs and whiskey
hieving are participating within the party.
IxciTnliixN' Auoso CoTToN CLAIMANTS.
L correspoident of the Now York Ilerdlel
rriting from Washington on Wednesday
Judge Hale, the special counsel for the
reasury Department in the ctton caaP&
efore the Court of CltIms; to-day offered
n objection to certain testimony, wivioh
as created quite a sensation hero, and
rhich will, ifsustained, deeply affect real
wners of banking houses in New York,who
re the real owners of much of Ihe cotton
or which payment is claimed. The objec
iot is to the testimony of parties who sold
8 well as to that of those who bought cot
on during the war, liensueh testirnony is
ifered to prove ownership -at tiho time of
cizure. by iSimon Draper and oilher agents
. the 'f'reasury Department. 6hoid this
hjectiont be sustailned by the Court, some
our milliotis of' dlolars' worth of claims
n11 be ruled out of Court, as proof of sale
ad purchase by buyet andiselier is, in
ilmost etety e ase, the only too fof'omtnet-.
hip that claimants' counsel hiave to pro.
Ince. Duncan, Rharman & Co., and other
few York houses, originally represented in
hese eases'hy ,Clarence Seward, and Mr.
hvart, no* Attorney-Oenedw, 1.ronld be
argo hosota, it is said, as they have adviano
d much money on these claims,
The "Adger B~uilding," at the corner of
rarket and King streets, in. Ohmrleston, is
o be cozlverted into a theatre by a Northern
4. hog was kilhbd in Marion -county, last
reek, which, when dressed, weighed'-601~
flofumfiaata Augumsta Rai'ifoi4 st ook sold
n Charlestlon last week at $8 per .share.
['ho par value is &26.
"dqams," says Voltaire, "arc like baards,
den only get, them whmeni'they grow up, and
romen never have any."~
'A capit.alst.-of Washhigton, D.-O., wishes
o pttrchase fity titousand Aeres of pitio
and on' ors:uear the lie of the Wilmington
ahd Weldon RaIlroad. 'This tention is' to
istablish trateking and fruit .fahhts.
T oAdh re hold h~ Paris at' i o rate of fify
eats a desen. isanimal Is used for th.
yrdteetion of diusya'rds Mtd 'gardet4 Ihom
he'ayages 'of 'insebts that 'osc1pe thI 6 %
ilV of Mr'dar
aver nilei thie. ~ g
mb tholv hands at ~ital~e wit some sa,
ur4tia $ $$ite M tipg.pi0pesi oftbW~i r
)nI~jg$dnsM . 'lv
Railkea4'fiw abainged btegs p his bl Ut
tie sea. Theq terribipa.gtila4 11itle o
law ws MhthIUaA Ja mna
Tne Daarn or xx.Gov, Picxcus.--N
Only Ihrnughat.t thin and our sister Sta
of South Carolnaa, but in every part of th
land, where true worth, pure character a:
noble manhood ate respected, will there I
mourning for the great light which hi
gone out forever, in the death of ox.Oo
Pickeng. He died at his residence, I
Edgefield District, South Carolina, after I
exteaded liness, on the 26th inst , at I
It is not for us to refer to that fame whi:
is co-extensIvowith the limits of our cou
try, or speak of that man whose name ht
for years been a synonym for all that is a
ble and true. lie possessed those contro
ling charnoteristics of mind and heart whic
gave him much pro.ouinence in the affair
of his State, and as her Chief Executive
he nhaintained her proud position amon
her Sisters, and fully sustained th.e presti
which, in days gone by, she gloriousl
won. He has gone to jdin the host of he
oherished sons who sleep, some in distari
lands, and some by the side of her own Pal
mottoes, but his name, his example, hi
memory, can not, will not be forgotten.
"These shall resist the Empire of decay,
Whea Time is o'er and worlds have pas'sei
Cold in the dust the perished heart may lie
But that which warmed it once can "eve
A sugusta Constitutionalist.
FnUIv AND VKOETAnLRs.--The Pomologi
cal Society of Norfolk has published
statetne t of the quantity of fruits and vege
tables raised on the truck farms around Ilha
city, and sent to the Northern tmarkets.
'This statement shows that there was ship
ped in the season
1,000,000 baskets of Strawberries.
60,000 barrels of Potatoes.
40,000 barrels of Peas,
10.000 barrels of Snap .Beans.
060,000 heads of Cabbage.
20,000 barrels of Cucumbers.
1110,000 boxes of Tomatoes.
6,000 bat rels of Squashes.
2,000 barrels of Beets.
40,000 bushels of Radishes.
100,000 Cant elopes.
The money value of these as no lea
than $1,043,200, excluding the receipts
from the sale of apples, pears, plhms, ehor.
ries, &o., which would prolbably amount <<
twenty-five thousand dollars more. It is
stated that pains were taken to make the
report both full and correct ; but the esti
mate is still thought to be considerab3
lower than the true figures,
DUtroO(sis' LiQotis.-'i'he New Yorl
World has purchased liquors from a utan
her of well known druggists of thst cit3
and caused them to be subjected to a che
latl analysis. The following reports of the
result will tell the whole story :
"Sample No. 6, of old port wine, was oh
tained from the store of Alexnnder Hud
nut, druggists, in tie lertald building. Tlc
volume percentage of alcholitol wtas below
the genuine average. Brazil-wood was
present as a coloring matter, tannif noir
was present, there was an odor of dyestuffm
and distillation left a purple deposit. As c
"Specimen No. 2, of brandy, was obtain,
ed from the pharmacy of C. (roll, east
Tenth street, near Avenue ,13. It was bl
little below proof, had an odor of burnt su.
gar, and left a small brownlah.yellow dopo.
sit. The presence of burnt sugar' woulk
indicate an initatjon brandy."
A firm in theo &ity of New York, who have
lost. recently some $7,000 thmrough t he dlis
honesty of their book keepect, have~ sued thc
party who recommended to them the book
keeper as a mlan of good choaa:er, fce th
recovery of the fnonof.
'thle warlike preparations in. Prussia, in
terruptedl sincr'the commen cement of' Octo
ber, have been netively take-a in band -
Correspondence fromt Wa~sat4'mentilonta
all t he soldiers ott furlough have heni re.
oalledl, and t wo huandred roubles bounty are
given to all the disehmarged men who r'e.en
- The Tr'i6hne has ane attkak~l ow the TRoy
Samuel Osgood, D'. D. It says that wher
he came to the old chw~roh of the M esslah
irn Droadway, *a young parson,' ho fotohet
with him from college a lot of sophlomoliea
sermons, which now lie In smouldy graves
whi'e their ghosts' seerm to hlaunt th- plac
la-the shape of tawdry, glngei'-bread decor
itlone. F'ie, for shamno.
ThleGeorgia eorresoent& of the Nov
YBrk Times says: "The oottont orop is good
the relgtlont between, whitoe and the no
grocla friendly, the formeor paying promtptl;
cn al) their contraels for tvovk, and the 1at
ter being satisfied withl the remiet. of thel
labor. 'In no part of the world,' says the
correspondent, 'Is the corresponding olasi
oft laborers as prosperonis, fut a mater'ig
sense, as these negroes'
The NashvilloOanner.- pulilshes extr'act
frorea a letter from Amos A. ILawrenco, o
Massaohusette, In which. that emilulnt Nei
Eg?and mnafacturer estols the advan
16os of the Souith, parttoalarly'i'ennessee
for carrying on ootton'inanntetring.& Ms
Lawrenoe teos 'a pvsaetioa vlew fo the subi
ject, antl Uieges the workinfg of steallet farM
and the employment of extra capitali1w man
- Generut Grant Is na~ rnutng the gauni
let in the way of redting~e polltieal ominit
tees and delegations, .nd-with all his retl
t1A.4 with Genral Graisie
whiehi Iitimations to tbs opposing del9
frm sispr r ssdr
Jt f Tue INAtU0URATIoN CEREMONIES-LETTE
ta rox ITUE PaSsJDxNT ELioT.---The genera
is committee for the management of the un
d -official inaugural coremonies diligently
to endeavored toprocuro a suitable building
is and also carefully considered the subject o
V. erecting one of duffloient eapac'ty for the
a occasion, but finding the former Impossible
a and the latter impracticable, applied to th<
0 Congress of the United States for the use
of the rotunda of the old Hall of Represen
b tatiea and such adjoining por tion of the
I. Capitol as might be required for that pur
in pose. The unanimous consent of the House
)- was given, but the proposition was unex
i. pectedly defeated in the Senate. Pending
I the motion to reconsider, the following let
-a ter was received from the President eloec
by the eeoretary of the committee :
0 AnY OF inn UNITED STAT~E,
Y WABINUTON, D. C., Januasry 20th, 1869,
r Thomas L. Tullock, Esq., Recreawry, 4c :
t DEAR SIR:-Understanding that the cont.
wittee of which you are secretary meet this
8 evening, for the purpose of arranging for
the Inaugural Ball, I venture to drop you a
line, to say that if any choice is left to me,
I do not wish to disarrange any plans made
j by my friends in the matter of ceremonies
attending the inauguration, but in this
matter it will be agreeable to mue if your
r committeo should agree that the ball is
With great respect, your obediont scr
rani, U. S. GRANT,
'nip. NExr CROr.-Cotton.is a royal arti
ele in the world's commerce: at present, it
- connands a royal price. We deem it pro.
- per to throw out a suggestion upon the next
crop. From all we can learn, more than
ever, our planters have in view to plant cot
ton almost exclusively. It is a dangerous
experiment. Every planter should, at
least, have in view to raise hit own bread
stuffs. The scarcity of corn andi bacon en
hancos the price of labor. Labor, for tho
last twelve months, has advanced tat least
20 per cent. in value. 1he iiegriO is distp
pearing, nobody know-, whore, and white
labor does not, as yet, take his place. The
white man will pause before ie comes, as a
laborer, to a country not well supplied with
beef and grain. Even at the present price
of negro labor, the Nlhito liaboe'r wouhl.i not
be willing to compete. If labor is to con
tinue scarce, and the price of labor to ad.
vance steadily by the inoreace of the rur.
face in cotton, it is doubtful if the planter
will be remunerated, suflioiently, by ihe
probable advance in the price of the great
staple. In all probability, the price of the
bulk of the present crop is the maximum
the staple '-ill attain. 'rte single article of
bacen now exhausts, to a large extent, the
wanges of the colored laborer and the profits
of the enloer.
These matt era should ho well-considered
itn t'ontection with pitching another crop.--.
It should not be forgotten, too, that the cat
erpillor, for two years, has been developing
no a tetrible destroyer of the plant. In
IS6g, this worar was two Weeks in ad
1 ance of his advent in 1867. If, in 1819,
he is ten days earlier than last year, the
crop in t is region would i c a dead failure.
IDEctoN IN REGAUD To TiUE INCoME-TAX
LAw.-In the case of the United States
against William E. Frost, indictment for t
false income return for 1800, the jury have
tt ined a verdict of not guilty. It appear
ilg that Mr. Frost's return for that year
showed an income of about, $1O.000. The
Government claimed that there outght to
have boon returnedl about, $8,000 in addi
tion. The defence set tip was that this som
was exempted from taxatom as had debts.
The case turned on a law point. Judge
Drumamond decided that a man was not
bound to retane as income debis of promacse
to pay, bnt was only rettuiredl to return the
gains, profits, or income of Ihis buciness ac
tually received, 'lHe thought. that it, would
be unreasonable on the part. of the Glovern
maent to require a man to pay a tax on a
promise to pay or a more debt, when noith
er might be collected, espoohiy as the par.
ty would haio no feonrse upon the Govern
m tont to recover the amount so paid.. -The
t:Lourt instructotl the jury that they .would
be justifled in Ainding the party not guilty
under the opInion which he had IntImated,
. lthotrgh he dosiredl so to qualify lt~ as to
state that, if a person had a note or an ao
count duo him, and he neglected to collect
it when it matured, or refused the money
when tendered, or if he received other pro
patty inwixchange for thme sum due andl in
liiquidation of the indebtedness, then he
would be liable.--OicagqoPoat.
Looonas.--t is now hard to find a eol
ored jpan in Macon willing to take a situa -
tion in the cuatry. They have all made
their preparatdas and gene to the planta
The sehiroity of labor is even now soroly
felt in Georgia. We know of no nieighhor
llood which has as many hands as it, wants.
' Platifers are here evwery~day asking for mere
-help, but without tonoh eploess. Year by
year the pegre laboring population is fast
disappearing. The catdies are well known.
*The fbot being conceded, our plantu tre
' deepiy ititerosted in the vital - question of
s upplying.theirpape,--alfacon Telegraph.
AI*A*SAs.-.T4 Littls Rook N'ds~e biya
that there a're its the lower Hodsesof tihe Art.
- kease5 Llatpirq S8 members; of when)#~2
. WR adhl*and I aDemoorat. 'Thre are
r 948004dt i the 8taitbof whofn0,00
,of beA inl e*4 Puch bawbe the
.trad and impositios prt' upon the
i ,.1., that the Legisla te ost Vrbol.
The ship is wrecked, and they whom
we see conspicuous on her deck, are no
portion of her crew, but a reckers. By
their false lights they have lured her
among the breakers and they are now
receiving the price of their perfidy.
In such a state of things, what
course ought we, Southern men, to
Since all is lost, ought we not in self
defence to join the wreckers?
Many a Southern politician, we know
pe:fectly well, has asked himself a
question similar to the above, and some,
we grieve to say, have answered it iu
Let, us see what is meant by joining
the wreckers-that is the Radical-mzons
Let us imavine.a Southern man en
tering the party as a poltlci~n seeking
his personal advancement; the only
possible motive that can take any sane
'man into such a party.
Our new convert will find it neces
sary to out.-Terorl Herod, or he will
soon be distanced in the race for the
He will at unce become a loud
mout hed glorifier of t he.early abolition
ists, the Garrisons, Phillipses and Sum.
ners ; endorsing their life-long abuse
and villi'leation of Southern men and
W ith tte spirit of a devotee he will
cworship the memory of the aifamouj
John Brown, and exult over the inno
cent, Southern blood spilt by that fiend
and his fellow criminals.
He will f.ry in Sherman's marth to
the sea, and <..ap his hands for joyl at. the
thought of blazing Southern homes, of
rvihlied women and starving children.
He will spit with contempt upon the
tomnbstone of Stonewall Jackson, and
curse him as a rebel while lie extols
Ueast Budler as at patriot.
He will speak aip)ruvingly of the
:OWta ndy treat ment inflicted upon. Mr.
Above all, ho will nsrv.ur 1se an op
pori unity of arguing in favor of the jnis.
tice, states:nanship and magnanimite
displled by Congress in reconstrnwtting
the South at ti point of the bayonet,
swallowing wvitlh aveii.y all the wurda
he ever uttered, as a white mati, against
the cowardly and brutal outrage.
He will place himself on terms of so,
cial- equality with the negro members of
his party, making no distinction, socially
or politically, between mn - on account
All t.hose things he must do, or he
will find that he has sold his birthright
for counterfeit money; that his efforts to
rise to leadership in the party he has
joined will prove unavathnr.
No Southern man can do such thilia
and retain his self-reapect, or that bf his
What then shall we do ? Nothing.
Have nothing more to do wihll polios
under a government that rules uis by the
bayonet and a corrupt ballot box hi the
hands of a hostile majority,
Let us devote our whole time and
energies to the development of our coun
try ; making use for that end of what
facilities the horde of robbers that have
swooped dowvn upon uis, have thought
proper to leave us,
"lime at length sets all thhiugd ovesn"
Timo 01ll bring a poriod-to the' state
of things that exist'a Co-ay. The atl
archy that. we sea around us is not per
man'nt, for anarchy navor' is.' Out 6f'it.
Iwill be born a dli'potismn, or it wvIll seover -
the eo-called Uniion- into vantous> frag
In the mean tim'e let us develop our
natural resources, so that wvion the op
portunity arriver, and it will, weo may
have the strength't'o ertush' to deth the
slimy reptiles that have coiled -about
onr social and polit ical systeome.-Mfobilo
TaEnRin.Ec DiATJ.-A colored man
met with an awful death, i the ineigh
borhood ot tie w Paris, 1y., afew nights
since. A neighbor, a white ian, had
killed his hogs and -left them out at
night.. The negro undertook to, stetd
one, and wa's in such a lyirry to ,secure
the pork that he forgot to remove theo
gambrel stick. To reach his holng i
w ias nocessary to cross- t ferne', -i1t
doing so he placed the hog on the top.
rail, and it, is supposed that 'it .alippad
at any rate, the negro's head was oaught
in the opening of the hind leg andhi
neck was broken by the stick. Hie was
found next morning dead, tihe 'hogl on'
one side of the fence and ';he on the
other, with his head fast as' Moscrib
WHY~ THERE l8 Ti NE NttI !AUGUk
vTION EAUi.-Know, thenrthat the :real
reason or atopping this jobi~h imp
ascertained thait, the negr,oesof ~~hi
triot, ahd vfeinit~'-male and femal.1
had detertnined 'ic 'bd ~r~nt'aG
hatsar~ds, whether the ' lAlnwai~ d 41k
the: "rotunda of the oapitolfl;.r sese
baom. to roost."- Wafa nytl ,44e-7'
.BatimOT Gazele., ~
titeates and United St t'es notes, or
greenbaoks, are exempt from State