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Disturbance at Gadsden.
The Republican meeting at Gads
den on the 9th inst., ended quite trag
ically. Thre were no Ku-Kluxes
present, but only a little disagree
mJkent between opposing factions of the
iUdical persuasion. Sturday was
t6e day appointed for the meeting of
the electors of the precinct of Gads
den to nominate delegates to appear
in the county convention oni the 22d
instant. There were a laru umn..ber
of colored people congregatcr!, two
companies of colored militia, and a
batch of distinguished orntl.'s ferm
Columbia-Nash, Thomina...., Wigg,
Ode Phillip Epsoin, a so.Aawag,
seems to have been anxious for a place
upon the ticket to the county conven
tion, and being defeated, as he sup.
posed, by the influcice of Nash and a
Columbia clique, mounted the speak
er's stand, and, in the most vehement
language, denounced the entire set,
closing his remarks by applying the
term of "damn liar" to Colonel Bever
ly Nash. Colonel Nash most prompt
ly and gallantly rosented the insult
by slapping Epstein from the stand.
This was the signal for a general row
between the fi euds of Epstin, on the
one hand, and Colonel Nah on the
other. Knives were drawn and
brandished, and stabs inflicted right
and loft. The militia seized their
bayonets and charged the insurgent
As far as we can learn, there was
but one death wound inflicted. One
Chas. Bynum, a colored man, was
pierced through the body by a bayo
net in the hands of one of the colored
militia. It is said that the leaders,
Nash, Wigg and others, ignominious
11 fled the field, and that the las1r
sight had of Epstein was as he dis
appeared over the adjacent corn field
closely pursued by a band of infuriat
ed voters panting for his blood.
Hopes are entertained that he might
not be caught.-Guardian.
The Exclusion of Whittemore.
Even the Radical papers rejoice
over the exclusion- of Whittemore.
The New York Tribune says; ,,The
good name of Congress has been pre
served from this last defilement, and
that 'a line has been drawn some
The Now York Wioct-I makes the
point, that tho vote excluding Whitte
more extends beyond the man himself
to his r.egro contituenoy, and beyond
the constituency to the Congress and
the political p arty that created it.
It used to be said of slavery that it
degraded labor by thEo contempt it
oaused for those who performed labor.
With equal truth (Iss the World) it
may be said that negro voting de
gradles thme elective franchise by the
contempt it causes for those who ex
ecise the franchise. The practical
working of negro reconstruction is
such that its very authors pronoure
its results disgraceful. It has foisted
into Congress a sct of scalawag. and
carpet-baggers of whom this venal
Whittemore is a sample; and Congress
fiuds no way to protect itself against
the disgrace but by den~yinmg the right
of thme people to selet their represen
tatives, and to exercise their preroga
tive of condoning their offhees anid
giving them a new trial. The judg
ment in WVhittemore's case is sub
stautially right ; but the principle on
which it rests onght to have been ap
plied at an earlier stage of the experi
ment, and have prevented this revolt
ing degradation of Congressional eon
A DauNxEs SOLnIKa PnOeTED
fir A Par Tfioen.- in amusing scene
occumrred the other dav at the cttadel
of Deor, Englan~d. Theb i'). regi
mont have a very flne t'ioajust come
to the country with de regiment
from India. Hie is wry t' o, na., is
daily taken for a wnak, mit hr -
goes roiund themeo su':..bi. 3. Ia
tit-bits. The other (lay his keep'eL got
the worse for drink, and made 11is
way to the den, fearing detectIon.
An officer seeing the mana lying
asleep, and the tiger sitting by him
sent for the picket, who at any other
time can *do what they please with
the beast. The moment they attempt
ed to get near the keeper the tiger
growled, and very soon let them see
they must keep off. For two lbours
the tlgez' kept guard over his keeper,
who, on awakening, was Surprise d to
see no one come near his charge.
,A Monr~r. SPE Rcmu.-A Toledo pagmet
gives this as a correct report of a
speech recently delivered by a Rladi
cal member of a school board in that
. Mr. Cheerman, I rise for to-that
is to mnake a motion, which ls as fol
lows: )?esobved, that 'thdre ayo no
nee& to .build such costive school
housen' as somne of this ere board Ia
propouin' to' 'roet. No, Mr. Cheer
man, I'm^'posed 'th *f dln' naoney
fo' tuote housen. "'Th6' old oiti are
pretty good ylt,' atd for to go for to
build a pre'ity Alfok 'bouse which wsti
cost teni tethoud dgliars, or mofel jit,
Its: til ,Tabted. 'Tts no M~fompy to
thv ow ?aiay moryte d6g't'b..
Taxes coat money,' add inoky has f&
go to navaY-swmrwd'iut-ne-ennR.a
Th probabilty of. 6,Tdla r
has bann very inmh enthene y
the oeption of lspa es(rom Q
ra n er:4ena no tA t cons ae
rgbl6 bodite . qIpd a ,ire niov og
across the Unioti Paoti6 track,' 6
tween Cheyenne and Wasatch. Troops
have been sent in pursuit of them at
Rawlins and other points. Genqral
Sherman adv~ies thi the line ofathb
road be guarded by-judicious dispo.ii
tions of infantry. ad will probably
reinforde General Augur's command
with the 14th Regitqent. Tb; Sioux
in the vicinity of Fort Fe~tormao.
have committed depredations eince
Red Cloud's return frotn W8i1gtoo.
These and other faots lead the omcers
of the army to believe that a general
Indian war is Imminent.
Awru. Timrs IN NVw YORK.-A
broiling sun pouring down upon
Gotham sooms to have embroiled the
lower stratum of society in murderous
foudi. The Herald heads its Mon.
day's report of Sunday's record of
crime thus: "The Devil let loose.
Reveling in Rum. The Pistol, Knife
and Club. Criminals on the Raw.
:'. Murders, Assassinations, Frays
46 Asaults. The Rowdies' Satur
*y night ond Sunday morniug. A
Terrible Record of Crime." The
Sun strings out the doleful calendar
under the caption "Saturday night
Wednesday Morning, July 13, 1870.
Miscegenation Never'et Dsue
to Universal Suffnage, but to
Much of the objection to univorAal
suffrage is due to the idea that it
tends to miscegenation, and to the
corruption of the intelloot and morals
of the superior race. The examples
of Mexico, and of certain States in
the West Indies and in South Ameri
ca are continually adduced, as if
they were cases in point, to prove that
suffrage and mongrelism are most
horribly connected. Because mon
grolism exists there, and because a
sort of suffrage now happens to exist
there with it, though it be but of re
cent date, shallow reasoners assert
that one is connected with the other,
and that we may expect the same
mongrelism in the South, if whites of
the South consent to Negro suffrage.
We assert, on the contrary, that there
is not a particle of truth either in
the facts, or any strength in the argu
ment from the facts, even admitting
they were true.
1. Mongrelism in the West Indies,
South America and Mexico, took
placo when slavery and peonage were
in full vigor, under anything but free
governments, before universal suf
frage was dreamt of. Universal suf
frage, nay more, the inferior race
sharing the 'political power of those
contries, had nothing at all to do
with the mnongrAlismn of their people,
which was due to the French and
Spanish character, and to peculiar so
clad influences in a peculiar climate,
and on a sp<ntaneously fertile soil.
The condition of the inferior race in
the Sa is not, in any respect, an
alogous, it is dissimilar in numerous
2. Buit if political equality had
been the cause of rnongrolibnm else
where, which we emphatically deny,
there is no such essential connection
betwoon the two things, as to render
mongrelism a consequenco of it here
in the South. It is the earnest con
viction of many that fewor half-breeds
are being born now, than under the
institution of slavery. We believe
that miscegenation can only happen
through poor whites marrying well
to-do bhoks ; and political equality,
Iup to the present date, instead of1
helping the black race to wealth, has
ibu:'ne'l them down the road to inidi
genneo. There would be greater dan
ger of mongrelism, if they would
cease to vote, and apply themselves to
work. Suffrage has not only impov
erished them, but ha. created an oan
friendly feeling bet ween the maces on
both sides a fierce political rivalry
that Is altogether anitagonistle to mits.
cegenation, especially when the whites
know well, that, in this political rival.
ry, they are certain of the comptest
rlumphin theoend, negro office-hold
ing being but n temporary thing.
Tb. fearp, the horrors, the shooks of
ertain sensational Job's comf/orters, and
of cettain pther good but not over.
reflective people are, therefore, alto
gether superfluous, when' they connect
the idea of milaing blood vith the ae
groes with the ideR of gr'aoting them
poiliotia dquallty. There is eo nice.
sary *onnection -betveds the a tWo
tings. - -,*ao
A Reaso5 ety Orie'fodertaoe
Ten years befote hbe *ami~ *E6 '
f~r two yeats ofQ liidbole
dfeel Ingebat imosiseb.tqei
aothe tend.oeyoful4t No l
O. (We~ s'ided slavery not ,s
m 4 'r lo'n ta ourse, but ata
pl(asm ' 1r y'as) as a form of
g n ,it, % ret, the crudest, and
suied o 1 men but little removed
from bar "ris'mn. That the African
had never, of his own motion, nay,
zovor at ll,.boon otherwise, than bar
barous, reeonoiled us to domestic sla
very in the huma,e form in which it
existed in the South, as perhaps the
belt g9v6rnment..be dould livs under
dkoiebly. .Yet we over had doubts
whether, if aseisted by white men, he
might not be "gpable of something
better. -This experiment that we
then speculated over; is now upon the
South as a reality to be dealt with.
It is natural that we at. least should
desire to see it tried fairly. We re
gard it as an experiment, however;
and in this ale far from Radicalism.
We wishto try it fully and fairly;
and are In this equally as far from
many who formerly owned slaves and
lost them, like ourselves, but who can
not practically foiget that fact.
Now, in 1860, when we expressed
to the friend that we loved bast, and
to whom we owed most in the way of
benefits bestowed upon us, our oonvie.
tion, that nsgro suffrage was perhaps
an essential part of this experiment
being made fairly ; that the Radicals
in that respect were probably alto.
gether rational, and that the Southern
people had better fall in upon that
line, and take the load of the progres
sive movement; he could scarcely con
tain his vexation. le walked the
room in silence, to kcep down his an.
ger, and then turning to ui, said : '1
am astonished at your expressing such
a sentiment, and I beg of you never
to repeat it before me again. I wish
to think well of you, as heretofore,
and I know I cannot do it, if you
avow such opinions ; and I, therefore,
request you, never to say a word to
me again, as long as I live, on the
subject of the negro." "Very well,
air ;" we replied, "I understand
your feeling thorougly. But you
asked rue my opinion, and I have given
it. I am not such a fool, however, as to
believe, that Southern men, with their
settled convictions of Negro incapa
city and inferiority, will follow my
opinion. But the experiment of the
Free Negro is upon us, and has to be
tried. Our restlessness under it is
like the jumping of a frog under the
receiver of a chemist's air-pdmp. The
Yankees are working the handle, and
there is no escape, jump as we may,
except to try the experiment fairly to
the end. I fear the result just as you
do, but I believe the Yankee bayonet
is going to force negro suffrage on the
South, and it may be, I confess I can't
help thinking so, the very beat sonl
tion of the problem. But whether It
be so or not, It all depends, not on us
but on the Yankees, and there Is nc
sense in fretting over it."
Since 186, nothing has happened
to change the above -opinions, as we
then expressed them. We desite,
however, to add another item to our
creed on the subjet. It is this. In
ten years the Southern whites UNi.Es.1
-rHE NaoROus THEKMSELvEs PRavEN'i
rr, will champion Negro suffrage ae
giving thoem power in the Union,
against a powerful anti-negro party at
the North. Did our readers notice
the Mercer County, Ohio, Demiocratic
resolutions, which we published last
week? Buch nonsense is certain t.
carry the South into the Republicani
party, If that party will ocase to per
secute us. Indeed, It is our interest
to join it new. One would suppose,
from much of the nonsensioel twaddle
of the Southern press, that the wai
had been fought by the South for the
Northern Democratic Party. But
what would tihe old Whigs of Vir
ginla, North Carolina, Tennessee and
Georgia, say to snob absurdity ?
Miscegenation and~ Nvegro saart
We are prepared to go further than
in our last editorial, and to believe
thlat political egalltf lias just the op
posite tendency to that towards mis.
oogenation that is thoughtlessly at
tributed to it, nctually separating the
races, atid dralwing the line of caste
more distinctly; and, secondly, should
miscegenation eonie about here in thle
Bonth, a. else where, thLrough other oaus.
es, that political equality will lesson
the social corruption, t1he mental and
moral debasement, that mongrolism
is supposed invariably to produce.
L. ObservJow 4he 'negroes have
Monglt of frein theWSeuthern white.
We biio*%'ap thisN smtrl~tned by
h7.to ti ui6,C kNho carpet.
bate rshid, U'tid A Lteum not~he'
isder the lidgnt oipolhiekte4 mI
ave them the other day, that very
trikiug advice, "Take this last piece
-Of advice with you, and remember it:
Vote, not as Republicans, not as Dew.
oorats; but veto invariably as ne
groes," he struck the solid rock of
Truth. Some will fret, when we en
dorse such advice. But God is wiser
than such people, and Wendell Phil
lips simply anticipated, in the shape
of advice, what God'ai laws are cer
tain to bring about. The negroes
will soon learn to "vote invariably as
negroes." Negro suffrage will fail,
unless the negroes learn to vote, as
they will, not as Republicans, not as
Denocrats, but "as negroes," taking
care of the be3t interests of their
race. This is nature, and if it be
incompatible with the interests of our
society, then emancipation was a
blunder. But we are far from know.
ing beforehand, that it will injure our
society. It seens to us to be antago.
nistic tq mongrelism at least, and
since mongrelisn is supposed to be
fraught with evil, to be, so far as this
plain antagonism extends, a blessing
and a be'nefit to our society.
2. But if mongrelism be probable
here at the South, which we do not
believe, we say emphatically, and we
wish it to make its impression, since
we cannot get away from the soil, nor
expel the negro, nor extirpate
him, that, mongrelism being granted,
for argument sake, political eqnaliy
we mzust and ought to have, to maintain
our slf-rej)ect againt a hostile world.
We are not sure that sectional conflicts
are over. We do not think it imupos.
siblo that before the century closes,
the menof the South, white and black,
will stand an armed unit, against
unequal and oppressive legislation.
Political equality will strengthen us
against such a day. It cannot bri!.g
about mongrelismn, but wiil amelio.
rate its evils, if it come through other
causes, and will make us a powerful
section,should we be again called to
fight for self-government. Truly, are
we not a nation now I What means
this glow of enthusiasm that pulsates
through our heart at the thought, as
we write I Why does our spirit rise,
as we reflect that Southern men will
yet maintain the equality of the South
in the Ukion, or break a way out of
it? Is it or is not the feeling and the
hope of nationality ?
In coj4sion, our readers will
pl61ise ndttshatawe are a Republican,
if such a defence of negro suffrage
as perhaps the best solution of the
problem of emancipation as we have
now made, constitutes us a Republi
cau. No matter how brought sbout,
the voice of the South is, let the XVth
Return or Our Students.
We have taken very great pleasure
in meeting again the worthy young
students of our town, who have just
returned to reoreate themselves du
ring vacation. Their looks witness
that they have studied bard, and made
all of thme progress of which we had
previously heard flattering accounts.
We have lately met with a soul
strengthening fact, which we take this
occasion to state. An elaborate ex
aminationi of the statistics of thme
Acade~mies and Colleges of New
England for a century, proves, that,
though there are bettor opportunities
for higher education in the cities, and
more pupils availing themselves of
thenm, "there is more mind in the
country." What an instance this, of
the compensating goodness of God in
his Providential atrangements I
There is no place, then, unfavorable to
mental growth and intellectual pro.
eminence. Let the isolated and de
spondent, both parent and child, take
heart, then, and be content to work
patiently exactly where God has at
signed them a home, until called to
a larger sphere of usefulness by the
process of regular promotion. Lot
them love that borne sincerely, gath
ering about it the comforts of civil
ized convenience, and adorning it
with the graces of diligent self-cul
ture. This Is one- help to happiness,
and a greater help to that success
that ontshines all other kinds of pros
perity, the acquisition of a manly
Pr~ceettingn~ alrneld Agrieuul.
tiural Soetety, .auly 2, 1870.
A regular meeting of thme Society
was held this day in the Court House.
tf inutes of lat meeting were read
anid after slight correction approved.
The President in acqordanoe with a
resolution adopted at the last meeting
appointed a committee of .Ous from
oekch T'ownship to solicit momLemship
to 4$o soeisty.
The (lhairjmsn of the Exeotive
Uowuumitee, reported that they had
pdinmted thh 12th day of August
bb4a iddy' for holding the Fruit,
V9j9tablo, M ~'or4 jair, an~d far
fertsuggstad the propriety of alter.
ng the PropiuarJist proposed lby the
there be moro premiums and of less
Maj. T. W. Woodward moved that
the suggestions and report of the
Executive Committee be approved.
Mr. G. II.' MoMaster proposed as
members of tho Society Capt. Edward
J. Means, W. Watt BricA, and Win.
Thorn, Jr., who were unanimously
On motion of S. B. Clowney, the
President was authorized to supply
the vacancies in the Executive Com
mittee by appointment, said Commit.
tee was then filled out.
Oin motion of Dr. McKinstry, the
Secretary was ordered and authorized
to publish the nnmen of the rflicnrs of
the society, as likewise the time for
holding the Fruit Fair, and any other
information connected with the trans.
actions of the Society that may tend
to its advancement and successful ope
ration or to the agricultural interests
of the District.
Mr. Gaillard moved that the Execu
tive Committee be requested to invite
at their discretion persons to deliver
oconsional addressos to the Society
upon agricultural subjects.
Motion to adjourn to the first Mon.
day in August,
OFFICERS OF PAIRFIELi AORICULTUnAI,
AND DEClIANICAL 8O:IETY.
Henry C. Davis, President; Thos.
W. Woodward, Vice-President; Thos.
McKinstry, Sr., Vice-President ; S. B.
Clownoy, Treasurer ; W. E. Aiken,
Secretary : II. A Gaillard, Cor. Secre
MEMBNIERs OF EXECUTIVE CoNtMl'rTEP..
Dr. Thos. Center, Chairman ; Dr.
McKinstry, A. S. Gaillard, R. E. El
lison, Jr., W. Watt Brice, Win.
Thorn, Jr., Ed. J. Means, T. Ross
Robertson, S. B. Ulouney.
COMIITTE ON VEGETA BL S AND FLOW
Robert Ketchin, Chairman ; T. N.
Withere, 11. A. Gaillard, W. M.
Dwight, P. Baent.
CODIMITTEE ON FRUITS.
G. H1. McMaster, Chairman ; Jas.
W. Law, Thos. Center, W. E. Aiken,
S B. Clowney.
MEMBERS TO SoLICIT DEintinnsHIP.
T. Ross Robertson, Winnsboro ; R.
Wade Brice, Yonguesvillo; Dr. S. W.
Bookbart, Doko; R. G. Lamar, Ridge
way ; J. C. Caldwell, Gladdens; Thos.
P. Cason, Killingsworth ; N. C. Ro
bertson, Horeb; D. R. Elkin, Altton;
Thos. W. Rsbb, Monticello; R. E.
Quinn, Feasterville; T. S. Brice,
Brice's Store; Dr. T. Jefferson Lyles,
A Plea for the Little Folks,
Don't expect much of them ; it has
taken forty years, it may he to make
you what you are, with all their les
sons of experience ; sand I dare say
you are a faulty beinog at best.
A bove all, don't expect judgment in
a child, or patience uinder trials.
Sympathize in their ruistakes and
troubles ;don't ridicule thenm.
Remember not to measure a child's
trials by ye it standard.
"As one whom his mrother comfort
et, said the inspired writer and
beautifully doeshconvey to us tl~e
deep, faithful love that ought to be
found in every woman's heart, the
unfailing sympathy with all her chil
dren. W hon I see ehildren going
to their father for comifort, I anm
sure there is something wrong with
Let thte memories of their childhood
be as bright as you can rmake themn.
Grant them evemy innocent pleasure
in your power. We have often felt
our temper rise to see how carelessly
their plans were thwarted by older
persons when a little trouble on their
part would have given the child
pleasure, the memory of which would
lat a lifetime.
Lastly, don't think a child hopeless
because It betrays some very bad hab
its. We bave known children that
seemed to have been both thieves and
liars, so early did they display unde
niable traits, yet we have lived to see
those same children become noble
men and women and ornaments to
We must confess they had wise,
affectionate parents. And whatever
elseyou may be compelled to deny
your child by your circumstances in
life, give it what it values most
plenty of love.
A celebrated divine, who was re
markable in the first period of his
ministry for a boistrous mode of
preacehing, suddenly changed his whole
manner in the pulpit, and adopted a
mild and dispassionate mode of' do
lhvery. Omie oIf his brethren observ.
lng it, inquired of him what had in
duced him to make the change. lHe
answered, "When I iwas 3otiOg I
thought it was the thunder that killed
the people, but when I grew wiser, I
discovered it was the lighti-ing, ao I
determined in future to thunder less
and lightning more."
Walter L. Blutler, nephew of TNeast
Butler, trmle to the traditions and in
sitlcts of his race anid blood, hasbeen
looked up in a New Yor~k sta Ion
bense, for' 'walkind off itba' ait'
Aszeb ellvet spoons belonging to the
uother 'of lids s~wbohear%, while dii.
ng with the fatpily recently, .
PARIS, July 8.-Olazago goes to
Madrid to-uight to endeavor to roake
arrangement# satisfactory to all par
Einbassadors from Austria, Eng
land and Italy conferred to-day with
Grammont. They seem favorable to
Gram mont received the Prussian
Napoleon conferred to-day with
the Ministers of War, Navy and Jus
Two French artay corps are ready
for immediate movement. Maishal
Uizine commands one, and Gen.
LeBruu the other.
Marshal McMahon will coimand
the army. General Lllouef has an
important command. Court Palotaeo
will command troops operating against
Spain. Active preparations are pro
gressing at the seaports.
Lo-ntosi, July 9.-The questions at
issue between France and Prusia rela
tive to the Spanibh crown create some
uneasiness 19 Eoglish markets, both
here and at Liverpool. Breadstuffh
and cotton are uncertain in tone, and
prices are irregular, which is altogeth
er due to the pos4ible continental
war. The same influenco is operating
at Manchester in the market for cot
ton goods and yarns. The general
excitement does not seem to have
abated. The threatened rupture still
forms the topic fur newspaper corn
ment and ordinary converF ation among
the people throughout Europe, while
i be better opinion seems to be that
war will be at last avoided. Dis
patches received from some quarters
of movements of troops, strengthening
of garrisons and departure of fleets is
well caloulated to excite the gravest
a pprehiensions. To-day the the Aus
triangovernment is preparing to form
a permanont caip near the Prussi.tu
fiontier. She has had this plan in
countempiation for a long time.
The House of commons informally
commented upon Prussia's delay in
answvering Fiance. The opinion is
frequently expressed that delay utcant
misobief. if not a moro daigerous pur
pose, on the part of Prussia.
PARI, July 9.-Froch rents
reached the lowest point for years
yesteday, but subsequently rallied a
The Prussian government disavows
implication in Huhenzollern's candi
Two corps of the French army are
ready for movement. Naval prepara
tions are active.
Montpentsier opposes Hohenzollern.
A demonietration will be made in
Madrid Sunday against all foreign
Infallibility will be proclaimed on
Austrian journals say that Austria
will not interlere in the French and
There is galoat , activity at Toulon
and other French ports on the Medi
The North German Berlin Gazette
says the Fanch press is Iaipudeit
regarding the aotion taken by Piaussia
on the S1 ain question. The eleotion
of Pinace Hohenzollern depends sole
ly on the Spanish Cortes, and not on
the wishes of foreign powers.
Paris is considerably excited to-day
by rumors that Prussia is actively
arming all the Baltic ports. TIhe
corps now operating against the rebels
in Algeria has beeni recalled.
The Gazette de France save tile
Duke do Granmmont's declarat'ion in
the Corps Liegislatif recently is
equivalent to the French ultimainm.
The present situation is the result of
The Journrl des Debats says the
policy of the French government on
the Spanish question threatens to
unite all the Spaniiards on Prince Ho
Prime Minsister Ohlivior yesterday
arsored the French Senate that the
offer of thle crown to a Prussian was
the act of General Prim, and was not
binding on the Spanish govornmeont.
.The French Minister of War has
issuedl an order to all Generals com
manding, requiring themi to report to
the War Office, immediately, the coo.
ditions of troops, arsenals. ammuni
tion, &c., in their respeetive depart
BtnILYN, July 9.-Baron Woother
Minister of Prussia to France, has not
been recalled. In official circles here
the situation is thought to be free
from daniger. Bismiarek Is not impli..
cated in tihe Hohengellern affair.
Napoleon's attempt to hold him respon
sible is tegarded as a pretext.
. VAsHhNGTON, J Rly 9.-The Senate
discursed the Chinese.. Sumner snd
Howard advooated their rights. The
Pacific Senators urged a law prohibit
in the HIouse9thle tax bill, as amend
ed by the Senate, was concurred in as
regaids incomie, allowing articles
transported from ports of entry to
other points in bond, and reducing the
duty on steel rails, but non-concurred
in the amendments regarding tropical
frnu:e, su~gare, spices, wines and bran
dies; also taxing cotton bagging. The
bill goes to a committee of conferene.~
In the legiblative appropriatlon bill
a provision has been: Inserted, prohi
bitig the Court of Clim frotin eon
tertaining suita, brought against Ah6
goverement by residouts of the 8otith.
ern States, even though they ean
p lead a restos'ation to all civii righmts
by amnesty or. pardon, They *rpnst
shlow nlflirnaitively that they were al
ways loya)* or they must go to Con.
gress for relief. -
r t eores
CIIAnLESTON, JUoy 9.-Cotton qui
et-middiutg 18. ; sales 150 bales;
LivtRroor,, .July 9.-Cotton dull
and irregular-uplands 9j ; Orleaus
9 ; saloa 10,000 bale.
A D-.Irnsnarir NI aII):.I-In1 the
neighborhood of Mr. Willing, near 0
residence of Mr Joe liiek, there took
p!nce; on the 20th inst,., a murder so cool,
so deliherate. and so systnniaticailly ar.
ranged. as to striko the hearer with
equal ama.ement and horror. Thfe ac
tors in t1his tragedy were Robert Mack,
Dick Pope. and Frank Mbeans, all ne
gron's ; and ill in ti employ of Mr.
Oul the driy above mentioned, Mack
and Pope borrowed a plow lino fr.yn
Mr. Minick, coolly seized Meians, ti ed
hini, took him from ihe.--ard a short
distance up the road, bound him to a
persimmon treo, and shot him five times,
his deatlh being accoimpiished by tho
lifth shot. NIech shot took effect itn
sm01e part of the victim's body, bitt the
perp.-Itators ceased not to firn it1ii
iheir deted was complete.
Nnelc and Pipe have been arrested
by the constabiarv, and lodged inl j.il
at. this place. They speak very coolly
of tle matter, and give its their reason
for imurd ering this man that he was a
disturber of religions and other meet ing.,
in consequence of whici they felt, inc-nm
bent upon thei to rid th oimmunit y of
such a nuisance.-Edyefitdd Advertiser.
'Til.. Sou rt IN TIS CAnINT.-Th o
New York Sun, in cormmon with the
Reiblican papers uener-dly of tho
North, don't relilh tle recent, n:>mina
tion of tlte Georgia Radical, Ackeruan,
to succeed Hitr in the Attorney-Gentr
alship. The Sun says :
"I f General (Grant desired to sign ify
to illh- country by nnt npipoininent, to Is
Unb11inet, that. it was noc longfer expedi.
ent to i'ligniref whethler his confidenltial
:alvisers ind fomght onl the right side or
the wrong shd during the war, he should
have seleted for nitornu'v general a
rebel of dlisticion, and a lawyer who
was fit. for the position If, for exam.
plie, lie had conferred this importnt it
oflice tipon tobert Toombs, a man of
brainis, of'genius, of phick, and who is
it thorough lawyver, atd well known :o
t.he nationt. it vould havi sinified s0m1
thing ; but to wist(e it upon Ackerman
who was one of Toombs's adjutants, was
a thirdrate rebel. and is -x fourth rato
aIwyer, and wholly iikitown to the
country, is simple nonsenso."
"A SINoUiAr FIACT.-ThO pench
was originaily a poisoned alnond. Its
flshy parts werY Itsel to poison arrows,
and its fruit. was for this purpose mitro
duneed into Persia. The transportation
and uiltivation, however. not only re
moved its poistiotns qnalities, bt, pro.
'dticed the delicious fruit we n1ow
We titke the above from thie Waver.
ly Margi zine of the 30th of Jainary,
1869. We have often henrd It. sitd
that tihe pinnting of a peach stone here
would prodnee the anond, sueh as may
be seen t the elstom-hotnse grotinds on
this island tid in several of tie vards
ocetipied by cit*iz(ens.
We tire willing to be quilified on
.th1 t eight.een momt ngo we
planltedl two peach sinnes on t his. isliu,
anid ntow we have ini Iib- of t he peachb the
coarse, hard stone almond, sitmilar to
coinree above mienitioned. We are not
aiware of any' poitonotis qualhities in -this
iliond, abhoutght we have henrd of
chtibiren hi'.vir~g died from the effects
oirfnl inig them. wvhui might have ouenr.
redl from enttig atlmost, anty other grer'n
fruit mi excess. WVe hauve enten thto
fruit oturself without ever ha.ving b)(een
poisoned. Can any of our friendst throw
ligit. u~pon the sub~ject, ? -Key West..Dis
sonl for1I sleepy aind drunken men to fall
out, the windows" haes begun in Coy
ina~ton, Ky., as a local paper says.
"at the Planter's House, the other
night, one of lie guests sat down in
a third story window to "cool off," and
Ifallinifg asleep fell out. Itn htis decent of
5ixty7 f'et heo went. throngh the roof of a
woods~heLd, badly shat tering thie whole
structmte, alighted on at porich, the floor
of wvhichi he broke, and rolling over,
knocked over and badly twisted a tin
gutter pipe. The poliece on that, beat
he'ardl the noise, atnd thinking that a safe
had been blown open,rnshed to: the spot,
when they found the gentleman rubbing
his eves antd yawning as it he had jiust
awoke from a refreshiing sleep. H e invit ed
the officers to take a drink, and after put.
tig abott four otnees of old Bourbon
dhown his gutllet, he retired3 to rest for the
night-this time to hiis bed, lThe niort
moruning lhe aj.peared at thto breakat
table as if nothing had occurred, paid'his
bill after breakfast,.'Anid took his depar.
ture for the Gibraltar of Dem:>cracy.".
The press of this country seemts great
ly exercised ove'r the solff~inftictid cont.
drum, "W'.is Dickens a Christjitn ?"
W hatt they have 10 do wvithI it is more
thtan * an~tt neitnswered. Sonie of' y'o
fellows who areh ryinig to relievi, tbe
memory of rho dead mnasak you rselves
a similar qutestioin.
Charles Reoade'st now novel has a,
frotntisptiece represenlt ig a y tng *man'
aseated very Close to a pr tty. ,gih ni
wh~en we foo'ki tIna piptp. rid a
told by. the title Pegeo "ut oursel(
in H~i M lce,1'. we feel luke takin tlie
adico.-.Teou sie.'le ,Journd.
* n h coutrs o~f a di ousion in~tho.
.ienate on the th,Se nator. Drake, ou
bohtalf of' the Rladjoals, iroatened
oivil war should i Uemoorat hoelect.
It I, aaid th anfonaoa * txtermni.
na04 ed oogtipg the w Ou
blh tollQaget every itighA uloe go'ug