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VOL. VL] WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1870.
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'And when I die I shall leave it to
the one who will use it to the lies
advantage," said Grandnia Leed,
smiling from behind her spectacles to
the young girls around her.
'Your fortune, grandm? What
will it be I That old basket., with its
horrid yarn and needles and the
never ending work ? If so, you need
not leave it with me. Janet will isi it
to better advantage than I could.'
'Yes, L -ttie, 3 ou are right, .1n1.1 1
don't want it either. lei ! whit it
fortune to be sure '
'I'll accept it, gran(Ima, atid prizwi
it, if you will only add your sweet.,
contented disposition. It would be
a fortune which none of us need des
Janet Leels wis the youngest of
the family, and the plaineit. Se
had a sweet, fresh face, and tender
eyes ; but these paled into ugliness'
before Ljettie's black orbs and shining
curls, and the bionde loveliness ot'
belle Margaret : so she settled back
like a modest violet in the chimney
- corner, and waited on grandia, or
assiaind the maid ia the hItuse
OuIce in a while she ven tired out
to a party in the villago, but tio sel
dom that people never observed her,
which made it unpleasant, and she
stayed at home still closer.
But on the morning, while they
- sat chattering with grandtm'i, sho felt
a real discontent fur the firbt time inI
Clara 1osworth, tier bosaim friend
was to give a party that evening, an.1
she could not go. For weeksi prepa,
rations had been going * on in theiir
little family. She had given up the
money,saved for a new winter cloak,
that Lettie's green silk might he re
trimmed for the occasion, and the
best dress she had in the world was a
plain garnet-colored poplin, with
black velvet trimmings.
She had faintly suggested that she
might wear that, but the cry of dis.
may from her sisters silenced her.
'Go and wear that old poplin,' cried
Lottie, from the clouds of white bil
lowy lace that was to adorn the green
silk,'you must be crazy.'
'I should think so,' chimed liarga
- ret, who was fittiug a lace berthn-over
tha waist of the delicate lilac satin.
'Do you want Austin 13ssworth to
think us as a family of paiinpers. It is
to be agrand affair, and Clara expects
all who honor it with their presence
to'pay her respects enough to dress
respectably. It's Austin's first ap
pearance after his European tour, and
surely you do not want him to think
meanly of us.'
The tears came up, but Janet was
bravo and no one saw them.
That fight when the two girls-the
one in dark beauty and wonderfully
becoming array, the other all delicacy
her fair, pearl loveliness enhanced by
the pale purple color of her splendid
dlross-came laughing in grandmia's
room, a little shadow darkened her
face, and she found it v'ery hard to
keep hack the tears.
'Fine feathers make fine birds, but
fine birds do not sing thme sweetest,
Janie,' said grandma, after they were
gone. 'I know who is the true one in
this family. I know my little singing
bird, Janie, and she is dearer thanm a
dosen fine ladies. A ustin and Clara will
come to-morrow, and lie will us all
about his travels in foreign lands and
y'et will be fair happier than you
would be uy to the house to-night amid
the dancing and confussion.'
'I suppose so, grand ama,' and JTanet
took her seat by the lire and went on
knitting with a peaceful face.
The eldest sister came home with
rutnpled plumage, but in high s~pirits.
Austin Bosworth had returned, a
handsome, polished gentleman. and
had flirted desperately with Lettie.
'Why, grandma, lie almost propos'ed
to her l'' laughed Margaret who wvas
engaged to Judge Leonard's hopeful
son, and therefore. had no jealousy.
'Moo than one of the company pre
dictedl that it would h~o a match.'
'Don't count your chickens before
*they arc hatched,' called grandma
ftonm her pillow. 'Austin B~osworth
is no fool, I cnn toll you.'
'What an old croaker l'
They were entering their chambler
across the hall, but grandma's cars
were not dulled by her~ age, and she
'Don't mind them, grandma,' whmis
pot-edl Janet who had waited to help
thorn lay aside their finery.
'Mind them I Do you think I rsball,
.Janet Leeds 1'
Next (lay Auistin Bo~sworth came.
Hie was too familar with the old house
to step for bell-rlnging, anad lhe entem'.
artMaisinthe kall Ai..eat.. ps. t
costumes, and walked straight on to
Grandma Leed's room.
.he was there with her placid face
beaming beieath her lace-bordered
A graceful girlish figure half knelt.
beside der, wreatthing with deft lingers
ia bunch of evergreens into a franic for
a1 mantel oriai Imentt, anl her eyes were
liftel sitililngly to le o'd lady's face.
IHo en'ered anwl closed the djor. be.
fore either saw him.
'Gr iud mla Leeids !,
' Vhy, blc.s uiy heart, it is Austin
-Come here, my boy.'
And the fine gentleman crino and
gave both hands to her in delight.
'J anie, my little playmate, too I
What a happy meeting I Clara camte
dosxu dressed for a call, and deolared
she ivould come, but I told her Ito.
I know the amount of gallantry I
should feel obliged to use, and I pro
f-rred that my first visit hould be
like imly oll oles.
'You ate right. We are better
pleased to have it so--are we not,
d anet C
llii call lengthleled itself into
hours and during the tinto he told
pleasant stories al ehttered like
thn boy of by gone days, but not once
did Marg trot's or Lettie's name pass
his li ps.
When he went away he tret them
coming w'.th disappointed faces fron
the parlor, where thiy had been wait.
ing for him ; but he only liftel his
hat and passed out. Then grandmoa
and Janic received a severe scolding
suich as only those , two know how
to give, and the shualows of discon.
tent agait fIll on Janet's spirit.
A .th it lung, cheerless winter
What tory J net could tell 3 ou of
d ia p b m n , of h1:ppy p) N 1)krtie .S
which she hiad no shiare, of ttoonlight.
rides, of joy and of mteri ieinco t. She
had - uly that one comtforter, kind
patient grandma ; for now th.t A utin
Bo,worth had come, the way was
harder than before.
Ile had come and escorted Lettie
to parties, and somtetites chatted with
grandma, but nothing more--sho did
not catch the good natured smiles lie
gave her from the sleigh as lie rode
away-and Lettie never told how
often lie asked for her.
Alone with gratdman, Janet wished
for better things, and wondered why
she was ha r.shly dealt with.
At last even the soot"My of her
aged cottiforter was denied her, and
il her bed the old 1ldy gradially
faded away. Day and niglit Janiet
sat beside her, with the ktnowledge
that she was beyond all earthly ielp
-waiting upon her, yielding to the
childish whims, and. shutting out
everything youthful and beautiful
front her sight.
'Playing lou:e:oold angel,' Marga
'Working for grand ma's fortune of
old11 shoes and worsted stockiigs,'
lettie cruelly added.
'lloing ier duty by the faithtful wo.
man who had taken the tiree mother
less children into ier heart, and filled
the lost one's phiea so far as God per
mitted,' lter own heart said, and stoadi
lf worked oi.
Tho first of May brought invitations
to the last ball at the Bosworth house
and while the two older sisters laid
out finery, .Janet folded her tiuny mtis
sivo, anti laid it away next to her
heart, as a sacred bit of paper, bear
ing Austin's f'im, broad chirographty
That ntight grantlma was vety ill,
and whent Margaret antd Lettie fltt
tered in with their gay dresses, Janet
met themt and almtost foraibly put
themt out of the room.
'I beg you girls to have a little
respect for poor grandma-shte is
very ill to-night.'
'Nonsense I Don't be a fool, Jatnet !
-anybody would suppose shte was
'I believe she is.'
TIheir reply camne in a violent slam
of the door, and Janet was1 left alone
with her patient.
TPhe htours dragged wearily, and
overcomot by her lottg sleeple.ss watch
es, .Janot fell fast asleep.
Two hours lat er shte a woke with a
start, and in an instant she s aw tht
dreadl cbange visible in grandma 's
Like one in a droamt she walked to
liar fathter's door anid awakened him.
'Father, grand ma is wors-I be
lieve her dying. You most go to Dr'.
]Berne. You will find htim att thte ball.
She wenit back, and sat there weat i
ly watehing for something-for a sigh
a sound from the (lying woman ; but
nonoe eamo. Slowly bitt perceptibly
thte lines settled over tho placid fatce
bitt noc sound issued frotm thte pale
Janet bent her htead. There was a
faint flutter-no more-and she
clasped her hanids. WVould gr andlma
die there before her eyes, and never
speoak a wordl ?
She caught thto cold hand in bor
own, and cried aloud:
'Grandma ? speak to your little
Janet ? Don't youhear me grandma ?'
But grandma heard nothing. Tbo
chilliness of death had settled down
nnel nen na ahn lenlt. t hne hot brcan h
arose, and she sank back half faiting
in the arm chair near the bed.
'Janet, my poor darling !'
She lifted her head. Austin Bos
w'ot th w:as leaning over her.
'My little girl why did you not
send word to me to-night, and lot me
hro your sorrow ?"
'You Austin V
'Yes ; have I not-Ah, forgive me
This is no t in.c or i hico. I missed
you as I have ahways missed you
but t ho't it wIs your own pleasure to
stay at home. When your father came
in with a white frightened face, and
whipered to Dr. Ihrno, I know you
were in trouble. I cane at once,
and. Janie, I shiall not laain leave
She knew his meaning, and did
not put him away when he hold her
close in his arns anld drew her in the
Margaret and Lettio coining in
with their faces horror-strioken saw
him holding her in his arms, her tired
hed restinu wearily upon his should
er, and the proud Lettio said :
'Mr. Bosworth- am surprised '
'You need not be. This is my
privilego now anl forever.'
Three days after they gathered in
that same parlur to hear grand ma's
last will and testament read. After
soine little directions it. said :
'And to my beloved grand-daugh.
ter Janet Imeds, I bequeath the
Hlolmes estate, togethor with my
entire stock of (urniture and money
amiounting to tai thon'and dollars.'
J inet's father smiled uron his as
tonishied and erest-fallen daughters.
'It was mother's whim. She never
desired it to be known. Therefore
you were ignorant of the fact thnt she
h;vl a dollar beyond the annuity I hold
When .'x months later-Azzfil .
Janet were married, her older sister
dared to say that lie married for the
mney. Ile knew better and so did
The Contributions of Dr. Peyre Porcher to
the late State Fair in Columbia.
The Phoenix, of the 2d instant,
At the late State Fair here, the
contributionsof Dr. Porcher, by some
oversight, were not referred to any of
the Committees. As our readers are
awvare, Dr. Poicher is the author of
that useful and well known work,
"The RIsouircesa cf Southern Fields
and Forests." Rcenrtly, in addition
to his duties as a practitioner of
medicine, Dr. Porcher has been ex
perimaeuting with tanning materials.
Ie has utilized, inl this way, some of
our Southern products.
1. Tannin Extract from Liquidam
bar, prepared by ther, alcohol and
water. 600 grains of dried leaves
yielded 253 grains, equal to 42 per
2. Native Carolina Tannin Produot.
"F." 70 per cent. tannin. Tans in
3. Nativo Carolina Tannin. Pro
4. Tannin Extract from native
plant. For tanning leather and dye
stuff. Astringency indicated by
(G. Ink from nativo material, with
a single compound of iron extract em
These specimen articles were ac
comnpanied with an essay, by Dr. Por
cher, which, with other essays. will be
considered by the Executive Commit-.
tee, at their earliest meeting, on the
20th of this month.
Dr. P..nknin, of Charleston, has al
so made some valu ible dliseovories in
the departmont of tanning compounds
and agencier. \t the last Fair, the
Columabia T1'anry exhibited leather
that showed the exoellenee of Dr.
Panknini's new tanuning miethods. WVe
hope that both Dr. Poroher and Dr.
P'anknin will prosecute their investi
gations in this branch of industry.
lIn Tnidiana a husband, after a spree
was hod home by one of his friends,
who after poising him safely on his
door steps, rang the bell and retreat
od somaewhat deviously to the oppo
site tide of the street to see if it would
be answered. Prom ptly the 'porte'
was 'ouvertedh,' amnd tie fond spouse,
who had waited up for her truanat, be
held him ini all his toddines4. 'Why,
Walter, is this you l' 'Yew, my dear.'
'What in tihe world has kept you so ?'
'Boona out on a little turn with boys,
my d-d-arling.' Why, Walter, you
are intoxicated I' 'Y.y-os, dear, I es
timnato that's so.' 'What on earth
made you get so drunk 1 And why,
oh, why do you come home to me
in this d read ful state V 'Bmeause, my
darling, all t'other places 'r shut up I'
Tua N rw Yonx Lazousr.ATuns.--t
a ppears the board of canvassers In
NoiY York eity have decided that
Carey, Democrat, Instead of Twombly,
Republican, is elected to the Legis
latureo. This decision gives the Demo
crats two majority In the Hlouse of
Things Look IHlter,
While we do not make out frol
returns that the liepublican miljorit
in Congrc.ss is so much reduced a
some more sanguino persons do, ye
the reduotion has been sufilicient t
make a very great chunge in the rel:
tions of parties to one anot her, Ver
much to the cui tailmnent of the po we
of numbers in the Republican p -rty
nld gre atly more of their moral fore<
'Tle two-thirds uw.joi ity which the
have wiilded ever since the war wa
nowerful for an oppressive let
islation, and all partisan malice an
deviltry. The South has suffered ter
ribly from the license Republican
thus enjoyed-a license completol,
unrestrained by any respect for th
Constitution and laws, or any desir
to promote the peace and harmony o
the country. That power, unscrupu
lously and selfishly exercined, has kep
the South prostrate, has prolonged th
rancors and devastaons of war, and de
layed the rotoration o'contenn< nt a
confidence among the people, aid tha
equality among the Statesi which is ail
indispensible to the nati onal peace a
it is to prosperity.
Now this groat power is gone, an<
the dominant party will be e mipellet
to pay some respect as well to justica
and public opinion as t')t he propriot;
and decorum of deliberative proceed
ings. The Republican m ijority wil
not exceed thirty in the House o
Representatives. Should fifteen o
sixteen gentlemen, somewhat mor
considerative than the main body o
violent partisans, determine not longe
to follow the path of vindictive legis
lation, the Republican party will b
paralyzed for the purpose of all seel
legislation. We have little (ulb
that the fifteen will be torth coni g
Indeed, we question whether, with th
, '.. the two-thirds ar
wanting to enable I iciiras to a h
in the timid and those halting unde
a sense of right,'tho rancorous and
pro eriptive policy will be longe
persisted in. For the cpposition i
would be better that .his polio)
should be still pushed to t'iO extre me
but we imagine that thc dlbtruotivc
Radicals will also iake this, discovery
and pause in their career.
Revolutions do not go backwards
So do what the Radicals may, their
power will still continue to ebb and
flow away, until they are driven fron:
public places. According to all pre.
cedent, this will be their certain fate
It is demanded by the best interest ol
the nation. The people find out
such a neessity sooner th in the poli.
ticians These are bent on holdin1
their offices, and cannot muster cour
age to change front in party policy
So they stand still while the peoph
who do not hold offices, and do not
desire them, discover by their unbias
ed judgements that a change of icas
ures is absolutely necessary for peace
and the quiet pursuit of' industry
This necessitates a change of men
since the men in power will nut
Therefore we consiler the politico
affairs of this country in decidedly
hetter condition. The poison of the
Radical corbra remains, but his fangs
are extracted. IIe will not be able t<
hurt so much when lhe bties. Th<
people will not fenr him so much and
he being aware of his disability, wviI
be far mnore tractable than formerly
One or two good blows will kill him
The war party is not fit for peace
and peaice, throughl the vo'ice of thi
people will put an end to it.-Rslch
A letter has been receivedl by thi
Pope from General Troebu, whiel
wassent from Paris by balloon, and
afterwards forwarded by couirier. In
this epistle the General expresses hi
sympathy for the Holy Father in th<
misfortunes which have fallen upot
him, and laments that the present con
dition of France prevents her fron
coming to his assistance, b~ut be i:
persunaded that this disability wil
soon cease. As for himself, he hac
doterminied to seek retirement as .'oor
as he anccomnplished his mnissioni a
Paris, but the dlethlronemnent of th<
Iholy I'dther hy the Italiani annexa
tion has led him to abanidon this reso
lution, and lhe will nmako it his nox
dluty to restore the Pope his tripli
'crown. Lietters and addresses of ad
herenco pour inrt th Vatca f on
all sides, and keep the IHoly Fathei
in a state of exaltation which renderi
him indifferent to present reverses.
General Edmu rnd Sc'.river, inspe
tor of the Unite.l States Militar;
Academny at W~est Point, in his Ins
annual report remarks upon the super
filal education acquired by thne can
didates for adrmision to that institu
tion. Hie says that It is so longe
unusual' to find candidates rege tei
at West Point for deficiency In th
primary branches of a common schoc
education In possession of dip1lnmb
froin reputable colleges, attiestinj
their proficiency in many kinds c
kowledge, IIe further says thna
though theo requlirenens for adinmuisil
are nout beon~d the Gapacity of !ani or
dinary pupi1 of the comrndn sebool.
yet it is doubtful Whe'ther' one-tebt
of the oindidats for adumssioti t
Wat Points aId :nnn she wreawate
Mlore New 11lupatstnts.
A bill is now before the Legislaitur
providing for tho appoiiteinot ol a
Y Com isn er851011 of' Ibiio0ds and Tele
graphs. WhIdle we do inot doubt tha
stucl an otlier would be of :J ]antag
to fhe Stit e, we niTlnit. citer oll pro
test Ag int. the eal ionl of aly 1o:(
r expensive olices. In air opiiiion ther
is not. woI k enaonh for '41 su6h ia an flieel
in a State with Sin-h limilited railro.a
aInd tlraphs fnIelities :s o11r.4, il,
unle-0s it hllle asiaciated with sola
other dutaly there is Ino earth ly lst) it
such0 an11 eXpsive luxury.
This duty should bev poe f.'rmed b
tle Conunaaisssoaner of A _ ie ulture, un(:
this new propEos.'d rtirEa u, togEt bei
with the 1"11n4d CominIissionn, should be
merged into t hat one.
InI soic of the other Statis therc
are what ire called inilroads inspec
tors, or eonan si anaers, whoso duty it
is to inspect all railroads at least
four tinaes a year ; for which duty they
are paid five dollars a d:y and tilonge
at the raite of ten-I centsi per maile.
Under uch a plan as tihis, the olice
of railroad coanniais.oner ought not t
cost tla State itore than five hun
dred dollars per year, and in t-his
State, as we havo said above, the du aty
Icould be performied by the Commnis
siuner of Agriculture in addition to
the duties of Land Comina-sioner.
There 1(hould be no such thing am
two distinct officers of Land Comnis..
sioner and Conmnisioner of Agricul.
turo. Put then both under oce head
r and call it thn Agricultural Bireau.
Then ald the new duties of railroad
and telegraph inaspector to those al.
ready prescribed for the two oflioes
above inentioned, but the oflice in
charge of a Competent heal with
asalary of 42,000 per annumi, with
one saantaltt 1ta salary not to exceed
$2,000 per annuma, with one al!sistnuat
at a sala.y not, to exceed 1,000 per
ailnuIGi., and these are all the officers
Anotier bill provides for o rip
point omenit of a State Geologist at a
salary of $3,000, with an assistant at
$1.500 per annuin.
Now, wO hIaave mo objection to thae
reation of any nlecsary oficeo, anid
perihaps we may be porstiaded that
this nast is It, necEssary one, but we
shall earnestly object to any such
sailaries av these bei ig attached to the
ofilees, while our fin::noes are in their
present cond itiot. II s ides, thern
aire an abuidanee of able, competent
men to be found to disoliarge these
duties for a mt)uch smaller sum.
Oier Statesseoure sich oflieers for
$2,000 per annunn, and we nre cn.fi
dent we can do the same hero. We
hope the Legislature will put a voto
upon the creation of anay offi -o for tho
pia paoco of providing a place for somo
Let u findl work for the officers we
hav'. wahout making any more.
Oriens o' Au m-ron OF STATE,
Cors, .. c., i)ecnnber 1, 1870.
'To Hi NRxrlbenc y le. K. Scott, Gover
ntnr of 'S'outh Carolina.
GOvE:RANOn :-Won referring to
the payof Assessors in my anui-Ail re
port, I nioglected to call attent ion al-o)
to the pay of Cuanty Tro saror-. In
most of thea coounties Lthe pay of thea
Troasaurers is entirely tno ilarge for
the wvork <.r thae respoanibliiitieo of thue
In thne "A ct to fix tlae salaaie's and
reguilate tine pay of' certaain oftleeru."
pas-ced theo 26th daay of Septemnber,
1868, it is onncted '-thaat tine Couaaty
Treasaarors shall11 each receive thne comn
missions hecretofore provided lay law
for tax colectlors : Providled TIhe~
same shail not-exeoda two thiou-sandl
five huand rod dollars per annauaa."
Iannmy opitniona Charaleston County
is tile only e mnay in wicih tinis
coanpensatioan is n >t too large.
I would earanestly recommaead to
the Liegislant re such action as will
fix the mnaximaum conmpenasationa of
(Jotnty TPreasurers, with thec ex3ep
lion of (Charleston Coaanty, at fifteen
hutandad do.llars per aant.
Whlile th oenaaniaary r~ spon..ibility
of the Treasurer is greateor than thnat
of thae \ udlitor, thae Inctu.1 labor per..
fornmed and timen occupied by thne for.
mer is not neOarly so) grea:t as in theo
caso of a he latter oflier, anad for nsucha
servicet-alah Auditor, except iaa Char
lonstoaa Counaty, receives otto thousand
dollnas per ainanuam. Tils is a soul
eieant oomanpen.s . tiona it is truec, buat still
mnucha less, p roportionlately, tharn is
paidl to the cConrty Treasurer, wichio
t'.arniahes' atn aimddit ional reason why
the pay of the latter shaould be reduo
Y-.nr nlofEienlt servant,
(Signedl) ILSUJIEN TOMLINSON,
Thne well-known saying of Madame
d te Staael, which gave to E~nglanad thae
empire of the sea, to Francen that oi
I the land, and to GIeramauy that of the
I air,sooms to the London Daily News,
to require revision. The first clause of
the tried renadains tre, but Fraendn
, G ermany have exchanged part.. Ger.
I many has now the sovereignty of the
~I latid.. France, in its governmenit . b
How the Presidrill's messt*ge was ileceei
Cil - Why lie Phnligeti his 1ilit i'tlleeritlit;
-,%s W Nisoo, Dee. 5, 1870.--Th
S'I'CsidCnt's mness-ige falls rather fla
eveni aiong h is Repullicani frienld'
There is as little entliusiwgm over i
as hasI ever been exhibited, even a
little as greeted li!. first Cabinet nn
nouneement. Many of hi.i fr iends ar
Sdi.sappoimted that. lie did not reenim
itend a general :innesty law, whiel
they undersitool to have been his in
tenition when the first draft of thi
messago was prepared. That ho ha
not done so is taken Is evidelnee suffi
cient to show the fact that. (ran
depends upon the Drake-Sumner
Bintler wing of the party for his re
nomination. These are types of ul
tra Radicals who would never favoi
general amnesty, and it will be soot
that during the present session, as it
every previous one after the war
their voices will be heard in favor o0
proscription and in opposition t(
every liberal sentiment that nobler
men are inclined toadvaneo.
'T'le St. Doiniig) part of th1 o10s.
soo excites anything but. favorable
coiene t among the President',
friends, and the strong advocney of
that schome is regarled as a "lobby"
job of stupendous proportions.
'Tio sneers at Engl n 1, and every
itemi of the message sivoring of a
willingness to get into a row, falls
very flat, and it is certain that Con
gicts will not be influenced, as in.
deed it will not be by any portion of
Several of the Republican members
in both Iouses express themselves
very favorably on the slbject of a
general amnesty law. This is par
ticularly the case with men profes
siqg to represent the Southern and
middle States. '/ey see the "hand
writing on the wall" plainly enough.
It is certain that the iilent consent, to
the furtherance of a proseriptivo poli
cy given by the President will not
have a similar sympathy in Congres'
to the same extent as it did last year.
Grant pledges himself to it, but will
be in the minority.
Tho Congrossional committee which
mvdle tile formal ainniouincemeit to the
President to-day that hoth lIoles
were ready to receive communications
wor. ushered into the Rod Parlor by
(Iteeral ni', and the cere mony of so
in f'rinig the Presidelit tonk place
there. The, I 4.ii at tile
W hite if 11 .1 , t - .irutes.
1111111ed iatly u1n 11h i a.nounlicement
of the meeting of Congress, (enei al
Porter, the private secretary of the
Prcident, loft. the Executive Mansion
With the message.
A caucus of tadical Senator will
s)oon be held to revise the committee
list, it is said. The reason of this ii
plain enough. Schurz. in to be pun
ished. Ilis liberal views were bad
enough hofore, but now that they
have found no favor in executive cir
chls, they becomo doibly aboinlna
bleto Grant's friends. Thoro is Pomo
anxiety to know what particular
course the proscriptivniis will pursiue
towards Schurz ; but it is a satisfac
tion to the friends of the latter to
know that lie, at lea4, is equal to the
emergency, and ready for the fray
whenever his qusandom confreres are
dIispoid to inaugurate it.-CGor.
The approlpriat ion for the M~lilitary
Academy lias always5 been too large,
as has that of the Naval Academy at
Annapolis. Boe h these institutions
are expenisive luxuries, andl we hope
at no distant day to n(e them abolish
ed. WVhy the Government should be
bound to educate its citizAens
sens in the arts and science of war
ary more than in the scieneo of agri
eulture, minitng or any other branch,
we never couild comprehend.
The Government not only furnish
es a first class collegiate education
to the fortunate sons of influential
ploliticians, but it actually pays every
cadet $609 per annum to partake of
its free instruction.
The whole systemn, as now conduct
eoi, is entirely wrong,and oumght to be
chaingedl imm ted iately,
If we arc to have a free academy of
this kind, let us throw it open to
competition, and let the youth who
pssea the best competive examina
tion in the congressional district to
wiib lie belongs receive the appoint.
WVo don't believe, however, in pay
ing these young gentlemen $600 per
year to attend a free school.
Let the tuiton or instruction be
furnished free, but let the parents of
those who enjoy it take care of the
As managed at present, those acade
mnies coat about a million dollars per
annum. Let the Government begin
retrenchment on these two pa~io in
stltutions by abolishing themn entIre
l y.--CJofumbia Union.
A colored mail-carrier in Virginia,
having haen well shokani by Onman for
kicking his dog, turned tmpon~blim and
gravely expostulseqd " Look a-heoe
massa, you'd bettor be keerf'ul hou
on shakes di abila ecos when yen
Tite ('oltinbia Vanal.
We are awire of the interest whiclt
OhW 11-11lde of tiimbia and14 thle Stato
rolenrlly take in the developmeut of
t Ihe Columibia Cutual. We are ena
- le..'d to giv XomI e infllrniat ion and as
I surances upou the rubject. The re
tior of Major Peareo to this city we
- base reasou to ' t-ointt with the
pro~ntuti of the wo rk ujpon the Ca.
1al. We have eximined the work
I already donie, :id have seen for our
- selves what it is contemplated to do.
Westhakt on authority upon which we
a rely, that the plant pro; osed by tihe
- engineer, Major M1 ahon, involving the
conitrol and utilization of the entire
waters of the Congaree, I as been ac.
cepted and will be adopted. By thib
we shall be in possesision of a water
power even greator than that of Low.
1li, Mass., viz : 10,000 horse-power ;
that is, the power which can be
brought into use is equal to between
11,000 and 1-2,000 horses, capable of
turning very nearly, 1,000,000 of
spindles. Wo have seen the pro osedu
mill sites. They are admirably locat
ed, an1d adapted to all varied depart
mnCts of muanUfactures. Wo are
gratified to find that the work already
done is full of promise for the future.
We need not comment npon raro ad
vatitagts to accrue to Columbia and
the State from t ho fill and proper do,
volopimient of the Columbia Canal.
We observo with pleasuro the indica.
tions, and we receive with satislaction
the assuranoo that the project of Mr.
Sprague will, through his reprosenta
tive, Major Poarce, be promptly and
amply carried out.-Phwni..
NEWSPA P En PR orEcrioN.-Doubte
less nearly all railway passengers in
cold xcather have experienced conside.
rable discomfort, and sometimes posi
tive injury to health, from being ex.
posed to the cold air which forces its
way into cars through the crevices in
the windows. This is especially the
ease with thoso who sit near the win
To obviate this, lay a new.spapdr
over the arm and shoulder exposed to
the draft. This will protcotyou from
the cold as effecually as would a
heavy blanket, and, thrown over the
kneo, similar warmth will be secured.
Porsons sometimes lie down on a
sofa or lounge in rooms, the tempora
ture of which ii not over sixty do.
grees. After lying a while they find
themselves getting chilly. To avoid
this, open out a large newspaper or
two and spread it over the person.
Try it one of these cold days, and be
satisfied. A newspaper or two laid
between a pair of sheets will keep a
slooper as warm or warmer than a pair
of blankets. 't'his may som strange,
but a trial will prove its correctness
at least such assurance is given by
those who have tested the matter.
Timour usL Kuqsw Hr~n.-Old
Judge B- , of now Hampshiro
was what Artemus Ward would have
called a "social cuss," of the bench
and was noted for claiming accuait -
tance with any one whose appoarnee
happnned to ploane him. Entering a
crowded car on the Boston and Main
Road one day, his Honor found the
onily unocupied sont by the side of aL
smiartly dressed and rather good look
ing young woman. Ascertaining that
the scat was not engaged, the Juidge
settled himself comfortably in it,
and turning with his acoustomned
Ibland, fatherly smnile to lisa fair com
"Your face seems familiar to me,
miy dear ; I think I must knowyo.
"I shl d thI ink you miiight ,"'said un
t he known in a boarse, wbiaky, contral
to voie turning a pair of vindlictivo
eyoson the astonished Judge "Ishould
tbink you might, you sent me to the
House of Correction for three months
last winter, you ifernal old scouni
IThe Judge did not press his claim
for acquaintance any further in that
P'aris by balloon announces that Oscar
and Edmund Lafayette--tho grand
sons of the (lenoral, have ro.entered
the French military service. Bo0th
were educated for the army, but re
signed in 18-18, when they hogan to
take an active part in politics. An
other grandson of'LafayettQ, Monsieur
.Jules Lausterio, and his son, Louis
Lasterle, have entered the Garde Mo.
bile, arad aro among the defender.
Kin 0O.ovr.s.-The price of kid
gloves says a New York letter, coo.
tinue to advance. On Saturday week
they could he purchased at $2 25 a
*2 50, retail ; two (lays sfterwards,
the quotations ranged $2 75 to $3.
Rome enterprising dealers have
brought a large assortment of Italian
gloves into the market for $1 a pair,
and these are eagerly snapped up,.
thoogh they have a shabb enough
look. If the war conti t~uit is
probable that oloth or dog. lone
will be lntroduced,
The Dorpooratio party of the coniw
tr en oeet e.M~elna