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VOL. ViI.] WINNSBORO, S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, AUGUST 9 [NO.8
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DES5,POIL'RES & WILLI AmIs,
Tern.-Trna llaInA t is publiShel1 Wents
in the rowu or vinsioro, at 6300) in
WareablY in adoeince.
N~j All transient adverlisements to be
id in advaice.
Obizuary Nlotios and Tributes $1.00 per
The Broken Lily.
Oh! dear inni -, my lily fair is blooming,
L.ike crownied queen :
We saw it as tglether. we were ronming.
on the green ;
Coie with usi in the twiliitht gentle gleai
('nl11 nd erenie;
For e'er the dowin Aeolius may be storming
in vengeful .leen.
Oh! ee nma how sweet And bright 'Ni,
On it green stalk
How soft the playful zephyrs 'roun-i ii
As thus we talk
"Tis like my sister, with her white robeF
hpon the walk
HIer eyes wili heavenly radiance glowing,
The (lawn Is come, no morning sun is shin
Cloidlests ani bright
No gentle loving am-ins around ie twining.
Lile yesternight ;
No glane, my inmost'. soul divining,
WMIh t 'ron light;
lit why, -my heart, this gloim and vain re
For God does right.
My brolken lily by is stem is lying.
Fallen nnd low ;
Tile solemn vereal bretes 'round it sighing,
' Thy reign ii o'er;"
II place it while its sweet perfume is dy
Upoo. ny sister's breast (lie whitenews vv
With its pure tuow.
Alsil like witlhered leaves our Lolpbs are
Thick in the blast
lhow wild and vain our spirits food reenll
"Tie die is ce'it V
Deatbfl.ats on ev'ry beceae, his presence
.Io; 's sweet repast,
Bear up the burden, let. us, onward toiling,
Reach hon-e at last.
Letter- 'romus White SuIphuur
WiTr SuLruun SPRINGs. VA.,
July 25, 1871.
To those who wii to spend a por.
tion of their time and means, in re
cruiting health, and wasted energi s,
there can be no difficulty in those
days of quick and easy transit to de
termine where to go. Whilst many
of the watering places North, are
characterized by "fast men," "fast
wonmen" and "fast horses," not to for
get the enormous expense, the fatigue,
as well as the monotony of travel is
greatly relieved by enjoying, rcarer
home, in the mountains of Virginia,
not only the most sublime and pio
turesque scenery in the world, whilst
en route, but also when stationary, the
best r.commodations the country can
afford, viz: comufortale beds, clean
roomus, good cooking, at few ri.'ional
amunemnts, end best of all, if you
are disposed to be agreeable, arnd not
renetved, then social intercourse of
well selected Southern society.
itn this ent ire sectron of' country,
withuin at ircle, whosue diameter ex
eeeds as hundred muiles, there tire a
thousanld oharmintg sutmer resorts,
pous8esing umany attractions for those
who mn ty be seeking either health or
pleasure. The elimate is very invigo
rating, and the waters unqtuest ion ibly
beneflisl to the ipvalid, . if prope, ly
neeod ; hut: above all, there is not hing
that excites wonder an~d surprise,
whilst travelling in a train of ears
from twenty to thirty miles per.hour,
than the qjuick and almost impereep
table changes of mountain and valley,
hill and dale, crags and meadows;
now up en ascent of a thousand feet,
and then a corresponding decent, to
penetrate, perhaps, 'a t'mnuel of a mille
or shiore, admnirihg the beauties of 'ra
ture all the while, yet astonished at
the skill and workmanship of man.-.
This great pro''usion of grand and
sublime scenery sugg'esting to the
mind, net only.'freedom' and ' tompo
rary repose from the-'cares and anxie
ties of world ly influenoce, at the samne
time, in despite of all, moral courage
creates in the traveller a dread of
danger, for an accident; s'ach as the
breaking of a conn~ecting link between
the cars, up the mnojntaio, or a "run
ofIl"on the' deoenti, would' imply that
danger and death are only syonimous
terms. - .
We steam along the rockyhlld, the'ellfts 'a
gray iend gree; *
Whilst In the distaftee fitr belo'w, as lofty
The waters gleam along the: stroamn, till
burled in the sand,
And we enjoy this soene o f, ihdah
so near at hand. ofrwihdth
Totar correspon<dent Ift hiown sati
the thermometer. at. ceg., but' has
sinee experienced the glorious unocir
tainty of the weather, hy .tryinaan
keep comfortable by the fIreside with
a rat go, for four dyes, bet ween 45 and
57 deg., all within doors were sadly
depiessed with the sad condition of
things out of doors, it being too cold
to (c-Joy the baths, with a keen N. E.
wind blowing iijo,t of the time. We
could only while away the lengthened
hours by reading the papers, or talk
ing of crops politics, or the p.eculiar
situ ition under the XV Amentdment;
the lattor occtaionally oreatiig quite
an excited dicussion among the seve
ral visitors; among whom, none were
found tuore bitter and vindictivo
agaiast- the eneiniesof the South, than
the vonerable nuod talented oldl satuts
mngit), ex-Gov. Hienry A. Woe. ile
contends fhnt there is no ,uch thing
48 the new depart tire, no conserv ,t i i,
no dem.ciacy, in the South. We are
all divided among ourselves. A few
rebels and sildiers, with now and then
;In honest statesnian, comprising our
party ; contending against another
made up of Yankee caipet-baggers;
the Southern negro white-washed into
Aeedom, and more than all the na
tivo negro, better known as the scala
rag. You will notice italiciz-d the
difference-as the "old man eloquent
ly" expressed it-"one black in the
face, the <ther black in the heart,
yes (with an oath) d-n black.Y
I spent the past week at the old
Sweet Spriags, pleasantly situated
somo twelve miles south of the Chet
epeake and Ohio Railroad, and dis
tant from this place seventeen miles.
There is nothing remarkable in the
waters, but the situition is beautiful,
and being surrounded by mountains,
is a favorite reort for Virginians
with their families. The building
will acco mmodate,oonifortably, 1000
persons, athough when I left the
number did notexeced 160. There are
six large brick hotels, the principle
one 300 feet long, three stories, and
aniong them, are to be found all the
comforts of the parlor, dining h &I1,
reception room, ball room and offices
without niunber, telegraph, express,
postoflice, &o., The lawn or pleasure
grounds are extensive and delightfully
shaded with large oaks of native
growth, and quite a forest of other
trees, transplanted for the beauty and
comfort of the place. The eatire
situation is owned by one man and not
ly a stock company, and is valued at
$350,000. The proprietor gives his
personal attention to the mannge
ment of every department; his cour
tesy and kindness to all who visit his
Springs, certainly secures to him a re
ciprocated feeling, and I take plea
sure in sn) ing-L found him to be,
just what I amaticipated to constitute
"the Old Virginia Gentleman."
This place (white Sulphur) has for
many years boasted of more viitors,
than any other of the Virginia
Springs. They have been liberally
patronized for many years. The num
ber of visitors at this time do not ex.
ceed seven hundred, although they
can comfortably accommodute twice
that number, and scat them all, with
out confusion, at the dinner table, in
one long dining room. Persons from
almost every State in the Union can
be found congregated here. The
sleeping spaitments constitute some
thirty or forty cottages, handsomely
arranged, with a view to comfort,
many of them two stories and capable
of accommoudating forty persme each.
The hotel is perhaps the largest on the
continent, the dining room being
60xa40 feet. the parlor 60x8O, and
the ball room of the same dimernsions.
Nor has nature been p arsimoni us in
bestowing her charms on this peauti.
ful plice, where the toujrinet, the :.r
tist, tihe pleaanre s.eeker, the h f t
and tishermnan, the invalid, or even
the blackleg, can find a whole cata
logue of attractions. It is the termi.
nuis, at present, of the great railroad
which i.. eventually to connreet, lich
miond and the souith with CIineinatl
and the far West. The celeb.'ited
Suilphur Spring has boon found to
produce the mnost benefieial effects
and to have cured obstiniate oases,
which have long bailled medical aid.
I would not protead. to enumerate,
like most of the patent mediscines of
the day, the several casts in which
the salutary effects of these waters
have been experIenced. I leave that
task to the scientifie physioian, (more
especially if paid for his analysis and
prescription) )et it certainly deserves
to be ranked among the first and most
valuable mineral watera with whioh
Virginia abounds. The climate, how
ever, with good fare and pleasant
company, add very much in. restoring
a constitution gradually broken down
by debility and the depressing effects
of a warm Southern atmosphere.
Within ten days I have experienced
with some degree of pleasure and
comnfort, the difference between try.
ing to slee p on the bed without ,cover,
and int the bed With two blankets and
a quilt over me.
T'iere are several distingushed
persons here at present and more ex.
peeted, and some too who wduld like
to be distinguished, but for what I
a n unable to say. Among the foa m
or are Jeff. Davis, Geue:hls J3aur e:
gard, JWreekind~dge, Pen~berton;, 0ev.
Walker and others of the small pot.
too order. Among the latter, there Is
one most conspicuunst alady: (or wo
man) wth a pair of fast horses, two
/emale creole srvants, she ..wa .
teen rings i tupon her finver , repreieit
imig as many thousantd dllars ; drinl i
brsranly j-ilipe at the ha-, and one
quart bottle of ehampaigno at dinner,
Bd itary and alune. "No bitg Ven
u1a.e n or set down aught in malice,
I elo!-e wit!h a sumitnous frum the
brats 1 n-I for dinner.
now a Valuable Spooling Sprii was
Discovered by tho Aid of Balston
The origin of the faious boiling
Ipriig a bich bIa rA tihe nami te of I'li.
jumin Franiklin is well known to our
rea d eta Elghteei 3esrs ago the
spirit of the departed Franklin an
nuncuteod through a Spiritual miedillin
that a vein of mineral wator cuuld be
found by boring on t.e spot where
the spring is now located. Since
that time the spirit of the benefactor
of mankind has turned its attention
from heavenly pursuits. and ocoupied
ifself by locating sites for inineral
fountalti. Soon after the Franklin
was finished, Betsj.ininl) annitoutiend
that by boring to the depth of 656
feet on a spot a little to tie north
east of the first well another vein of
water might oo developed. 'his fact.
was stated to a citizen of the village,
who is not a beli-3ver in spiritiual s-n,
and he marked the ligures 0656'' on
the wall of the spring-house, where
they atill remain. Sotn after this
timme the work of l'oring eominmenced
and proceeded steadily and quietly
with no remarkable incident until
one evening, when the reiluired depth
was nearly reached, the prop I tor
went into the derrick and found the
man who was boring, sitting directly
over the well, drilling away as thougtI
the spirits had no control of the in.
ternal fountain, which was so soon
to develope itself according to an
nouncement. He advised the ian to
be cautious and get away in time, but
the unheliever scoffed, and the regu.
lar thud of the drill still kept time
to the careless whistling of the faith
less borer. Just at the lest fraction
of the aix hndred and fifty-sixth
foot was drilled away there canue a
roar arid rush of mighty waters, carry
ing everything before it ; stool, mai,
whistle, and all went up and came
down with a torren't of water and
gas. The burly. bearded man of the
drill looked like the mythical Sante.
Claus as he raine down through the
derrick and landed otn terra firia, a
firtu believer in spiritual tnunifesta
The well was tubed, and ever since
it has spouted daily. On last 'l'hura
day afternoon it was announced that
the building would be open to the
public, and hundreds of people gath
ered to witnes thestrange plicuomnenon.
At 3 o'clock the cap was removed
from the tube, and the water con
meneed fl.wing into the tank ; this
onitinued but a moment, when the
water began to recede, and its de
scent could be heard until it was
about ane hundred feet from the sur
face, where it rested, as if concentra
ting its powers for the mi,,hty effort
which was soon to astonish the wait.
iig spectdtoes. Soon the bubbling
anad rushinig of' the descenading waters
wds heard, and at Ve minutes pact
three the water again flowed over the
top of the tube, gradually ascending
and receding alternately for about
five tminutes. W lhen the liquid
out umnt had reached a height of thhii ty
feet, the spectacle becanme beautim ul.
The stream of gas and uater spouted
upward in a solid colnmn in the cn.
tre of thle huil tin.!, atnd upona reach
ig its gi eatest height. grace fully
turrned and f'allmig, formted a circle of
aniowywhite sprny, whie'h, wherever it
wac tomched by the sunlight displayed
all tI e colors of thei ranabow. A t a
quarter past 8 the coumin shot up the
roof of the derrick, as if' propelled by
a force which it would be imipossible
to attain by artificial tnieans. It
seee~d as if thme muighty mnystet'y
mnu4hIave exhauusted itself, and that
this must be the final throc of tlhe
breatt veinis which were being drained
of their precious mineral fluid. But
the beautiful colutmn, now nearing
sixty feet In height, continuced snmut
ing as if the great heart of the earth
itself were throbbing out its life blood.
The grand display contjiued until
half-past 3, when Mr. Mitobell, with
much difficulty, and after several in
effectual atteon pta, succeeded in re
capping the tube.
Since the discovery of this last
spring, the name of which has not yet
been revealed, Frarnklin's spit'it hais
announced the location of two mot-&
springs, the first- of which, a white
sulphursp ring, will be developed be
fore atnotheor season.
The Next Oreat War.
Are war cloud, again gathering in
the 1Mast I The note of, . warning Is
sounded in the Edinburgh Review.
"A stru'ggle is impending between
Russia and Austria ; It is Inevitable
sooner or later ; it, catmot be aveft.
e4." So alarmuisg a predicodon will
certainly avert attention fromn Franpa
and Germany to the moveneents of
those two Eastern powers. lioth
have bean actively engaged -itn the re
.eransisation of thela ar mies.
A Sticker's E xpirlcenc in New York -- A
Mhot that Missed i's Object Caged
A bout n mtinth since Joseph Ford
a hhrewd western man, ie.siding at
t!e rising city of A toria, Fulto,
uiunty, Illinois, rece:vd a circiul.i
friio New Yor k, signed by Jobu 1oe
of No. II Ann btreet. This. preciou,
(oenmelIL 'tI set forth inl glowing colots
the prits ari-ing fromat dealin; i:
counierfuit mnoc:ey, and off-re I Mr
Ford, as a "good mail and rile," at.
opportunity of making his fortune.
Ford took the gli toring bait at
once. lie was so -uggiinig hard to ad.
vance himself, and was not uver-seru.
palous as to the mienms by which this
end should be obtained. But he was
keeii, a nd, having read of the tricker)
of Now Yorkers, lie was determineld
not to be swindled. Accordingly, he
startod for Gotham, and entered Mr.
Roe's sometual, in Ann stieet, about
a fortnigh- ago. On making krokn
his busiless, Roe expressed his will.
ingnest to make a trade, and showed
the Western fortune huntor some
bills which ie said cou'ld .not he sur
pased by the Ainerioan B In l.Note
Company, le could safely iake his
ua4ertlon, as the bill.; were really
genuine. But poor F'ord wasignorant
ot this iliportant flct. Ile elailined
the bills, and came to tLe conclusion
that lie could easily "shove'' counter.
faits of th same description, among
Ilis un,-ophisticated townsmen. le
inquired the prices, and wu informed
that he could have the preciou.4 stuff
at t lie modest rate of ten cents on the
dollar. Ford could not wviths'and
the temptation. In fact ie camle, he
saw, and was conquered. Ile eager
ly urchased $230 worth of the queer
an started for his Western home.
On arriving at his storo he waited till
night., and when all . was quiet he
opened the boxes containing (as he
snpposed) the raw matterial with
which his fortune was to be manufac
tured. After removing several cov
erings lie found to his blank astot
ishment that the first box contained
nothing but sawdust continuing his
seareb he discovered in the second
box some fine specimens of irou manu
fateure In the shape of hinyes. and in
the third bux were some copies of
New York papers. The rage of the
Ilosier may be imagined. Ile stamp.
ed, lie fumed, lie swore, and threaten
ed dire vengeance against the smart
New Yorker. Ile had, however, ex
hausted his funds on the speculation,
and was not able until a few days
since to come on to New York. When
lie arrived i the city he hastened to
No. II Ann street, and found the
genial Mr. Roe airing himself on ti e
sidewalk. Ford rushed up to to hir,
boiling with indignation, and demand
ed his $240. Roe looked at him su
perciliou'ly, and, with consummate
effrontery, told him he never saw him
before. IFord reminded him of their
little business transaction, but the
swindler did not perceive the point,
nnd pretended utter ignorance of the
whole affair. At length Ford lost
patience, and, pulling out a formida
ble navy revolver, fired at the saw
dust man. But, he apparently be.
iongs to that cla.ss who "are not borti
to be drownad,' or to die any decent
death. Thle ball niade a very nice
hole in his elegant white hat, and he
rushed incontinently to Na~sua street.
where lie found a poltoicean, who or.
reated Ford, For d was locked uip at
the Tombs, buit when Justice llogan
beard the eircumastainces (if the case
he issued a warrant for the arrest of
Mr. Roue, and this morning the, ex
qui.,ite wys brought ini and duly com
mitted for examuination.
A New Power.
A New Orleans paper mentions a
sing ul ar noeurrance as t aking place
in in sub'urb of that city. A. 4seai
engine comipaniy sunk a well In the
rear of their office, with a view to get
ting a espply of' water, annd when at
the depth of forty~six feet a sudden
and very powerful draft of gas whioh
was observedl to flo~w from tihe mouth
of the pipe was olosed- st onogerthe
mn thimaking to utill~ie thh. gas for
iliuminiting purposes, but tound the
pressure tioo grea(, and then the idea
struck themi to direot It into the boil
or of one or the engines, and -experi
mient with it in making asteam. . lutd
no sooner had tile connection be en
made than the engitie tegan to run
entirely b$ the pressura of twelve
pounds to the square inch, and so it
hias cont inued sinler~,gpiing neN ign of,,
exhaustion. H~ere Is a discovery.
A motive power which Costs abso.
lately nothing, suffioienit to be made
atailabid in running many 'kids of'
light .machinery petfeetly controle
lsbje. What neyt 1
The reselt of election for two Coun
ty. Oommhis~ionetvi,' held last week,'
in which .W. M Pedon: and W~u
Hlolmosjaydin wore oeoeodb by, i
hastisome mujority,,over the.cooore d
tleket. We have reason to oongranu.
late ouraolvde that the velfare of' the
county ls to be untrusted to tweeuh'
nien. They ateo etlemena;.of; :blgh
character and aot ye enevgyg1atd. wll,
doubtless, soon .trlng order ot.of be
opfosida into whioh the late board of'
ihebmpeteste pludged onet edubeg
raffairt.'#-Casi Rqau. -
Dcati of lion. John Slidell.
A brief cable despAtch from Lon
lon announceo the death i of Hl
*J ,hn sideli, it the age of eventy.
eight years. It has been ju.t three
(otlthi since the death of lion. Jaina
.1. Masonl, with whove niamte that of
ilr. Slidell will always be associated.
Mr. Slhdell was a native of New York
out remnoviig to New 0 leans in
arly hf.-, he there identified him.
self with the Svutl, mud attained
,rent diatinctiou at the bar. He was
ppoited Iinited States District At
tourney for L ,uisiana under Pro.ident
Jacksm, was frequently elected to
the Legislature, atnd was a Represen
<ative in Conigrebs froa 18-13 to 18-15.
lie was then out by lPreideit Polk
as Minister to lexico to negotiate
the settlent of clueetious then in
dis.pute, but his ltission provil!
fruitler-a, he returned ei.-)y in 184C.
In 1843 he was chohen United States
Senutor, which position he held up
to the breaking out of the late war.
On retiring frout that body, he pro
dicted, in a nemorable speech, the
ruin of Amerienn comnterce in ease
war was foaed upon the South. In
the fall of 6(i1 he was despatchad by
the Confederate Govertaieut as Cow.
missioner to France, together with
Mr. Mason, who was appointed in the
same oapacit.y to ECngland. Sailing
from (Jharleston, they ran the blockade
and embarked at Havana on the
Euglish steamer Trout. This vessel
was boarded at sea by Capt. Wilkes,
of the United States steamer San Ja.
ointo, who arrested both cnmmission
era and their secretaries, and they
were placed in conhoement at Fort
Warren, Boston harbor. On the de
mand of the British Government,
however, they were'soon t ter releas
ed and permnitted to depart for Hu-,
ropr. Since the war M-. Slidoll has
re.ided principally abroad.
The Huntress of lite Alleghentes,
About twenty miles from the Heal
ing Springs, in the Allegheny Moun.
toin!, there lives a most remarkable
woman. Her oqmo is Morrison, but
she is known all through tIq country
as "Miss Jennie Rucker." She is
nbut tixty years of uage, has her hair
bobbed like a In in's, wear.i a man's
hat, and ri-les a horse astrele. Huln
ting is her miens of livelihood, anid
al e killa deer, bear and other gnme
with the skill of forty years' expe
rience. Not long since she wounuded
e deer, but before coming up with it
anot)her huntr-a man-had gotten
to it and commenced carving it up.
The old lady exportulated with no
avail, and finally drew a bend on him
with h-i rifle to enforce her rights.
The fellow jumped behind a tree,
but left his Ioel exposed, at which
vulnerable spot the old lady fired and
hit. She got her deer. She has nine
or ten children, and is said to treat
all travelers ho)spitably who stop ut
Large insurqlute Spil.
A corresp. n lent of the Weidon
News ays : O1e of the largest suits
ever tried in Grainville court was do
ided yeaterdtly. Mr. ufus Bobbit
had in-ured the otouk of tobacco inl
his factory, situauted two miles from
Wilson, in this county, in the Liver
pool andc London and Globe Insur
uneComtpany, for the sum of $20,
000. The inisurance was made
through Mr. P'. F. Pescud, of Raleigh
in July 18619. On the 19th of No.
ve-mber following, the factory and
contents were burnt. The Company
refoud to pay,. allte,,ing fraud amnd
deception. . Mr. Bo.bbitt sued thme
comp,ny,.and aftcr a t wo days trial,
the Jury foundr a verdict itn favor of
Hobbitt, for $20,000, with interest
from the dato of the fire, 19th Nov.,
Aa appeal will be taken to .the
Supreme (Court. Graham, and (olon
els L. C. Edlward amnd .1. i. Hlarprovo
for plaintiff, and M;.V. Lanler, esq.,
and Judge- French, Wilmington, for
A writer isu an Engli.-h journal in.
forms us that small pieces of non
relnous wood can be smasoned perufeet
ly by boiling four or fire bonts--the
process $paking.tihe 'tap out of the
wuod which shrinmkp nearly onte ten h
in the operalloni. . The samte writer
states that trees felled in full lef in
June tr JYuly andi allowed to lie until
ever loaf has fallen will then bes near
hy dry, as tihe leaves will u.ct drop of
thempeclves unitil they have drirwn up
and oxhai-ted all the sap of the tree,
TIhe time required Ia fro Ln a runnth eci
six wieeks, aco~ rdidg to the tynesm
or wftnesasof tue aeather. The. f1-oi
ofs a p,ill laid with p .pitlar so treated
and out up and pyt in .plai.9 in lest
than a twonftli uf ter the h-prea. fell
hiaA'never bohun -th6 algM ptk
. A .; orrp9ppfyet,t. ,itivg, fron
Itewpord U.,1,, sYA . Te qssa eqwi
cality In the way pf, faugbon here, fo
men, Is 9 yeoorez? featjaerp dyed ye'
andbtin 9 4the .ibbon of a whet
orffhak lt tlebanker startqcd tb
fashipn a dsop or twoego., a$ not
e'vers inaindb- bh W.mM 6M4AI'a
A Northerit lint's Opinion of A. S. WNl.
The correspondent of the New York
World, who has been accomipanyiig
the Ku Klux Smelling C mimiittee,
showe his fitness for his occupation by
the sagacity displayed in depicting
the true character of our inarmous
Congress. The following extract is
frou, hi letter of the l2th intaut,
Written from Spartanburg :
The sub-committee have been treat
ed with every kindness by the people,
and if they go away unfavorably im
pressod, it will be only from their as.
snointion with the specimen Radicals
of this pleue. Wallaceo, M. ('., from
this State, is bere to do the dirty
work. Ie and such kindred cattl'o
have the ear of the comwittee and are
doing all in their power to prejudice
the committee against the people.
The greatest proof of their forboar
ance is that they buffer such seoun
drels to go unhung. It is said that
the committee are getting very tired
of their work ; they are disgusted at
the idea of being sent hundreds of
miles to hear "old wives' tales," and
to listen with gravity to long recita
tions of family feuds and neighbor
hood difficulties. They feel, very
much like the veteran soldier does
when he is sent, in all pride, pomp
and circumstance of glorious war, to
arrest some hog thief (often the eae
here,) that their task is inglorious,
and that froin the legislative halle
they have been degraded to the po
lice court. They do not pretend to
conceal the fact that the "three
black crows" have already vanished
into something as black as a crow, and
with all their zeal it is "love's labor
The sub-committee still continues
its investigation. The first day the
streets of the town were thronged with
negroes eager to testtfy. Their num -
ber has largely decreased, and it
taxes the utmost energy of Congress
man Wallace to canvass the back
yards and kitchens in order to keep
the machine going. lie is the right
man in the right place, however, and
if the committee does not get cvi
denco enough to hang every white
man in the South, it will be no fault
The negroes are well satisfied with
the part they are called on to p la'y.
They consider it a great hottor and
much good fortune to be sumtnoned.
They come out with smilin! faces,
and one, showing a roll of greenbacks
inl his groay fingnrs, with more than
an average dil,.y of tieth, Y as
'heard to say : -.1.1" e ( -.1. m -r, I
let the Klues whip me agin for all dis
Is It al Tranre ?
The Reading, Pa., Times says
About six weeks ago a young lady
named Robinson, residing at No. 112
Jefferson street, this city, whilst on.
gaged in baking, foil over, and since
thAt time has been unable to speak,
move, heer or recognize any one.
Up to that time she had enjoyed the
boot of health.
A number of phyvicians have at.
tended her, but they have been una
ble to afford her any relief. In fact,
they a&ro at a loss to know what to do,
as they have never met with a similar
o~ase before. It, is one of the most
singular affairs w" have ever beard of.
In a low, damp cellar, at 52 Van
dami street, in this city, are an sgedb
couple, who, a quarter' of a century
ago, were possessed of means and
hosts of wealthy friends, the miin a
popular and genial landlord of the
thea first hotel in New York, and the
wife an accoinplished lady, movIng In
our first eircles. Mr. Webster, a re.
lativeoof the great Daniel Webster,
and his wife, to-day are in the sorest
need, and reach forth their hands for
the crumbs that will keep body and
soul together.-N. Y. 7Vmes.
Petroleum, as a source of revenue,
was unknown ton years ngo, In 1870
it. had grown to' be so important an
eleumentof commeret~ that at the aver
age of twenty cents a gallon, home
c onumuiption and expotted, its value
amounted to more t.han $4,000,000.
The total exports of petroleum in
1870 reached 141,208,l155 gatllons, or
thirty per cent. greater than thle
Iquantity exported the previous year.
Ini 1860, 1,000,000 'gallons were ex
ported thme previous year,. Tho homo
consumptIon for 1870 was about 70,.
000,000 The yield of oil in the
Pennsylvania oil region Is increasing
in quantity yay, anid the general
trade In the article is also increasing
President Thiers gives audiences at
five In the morning, 'and sleeps very
-little in the night. Hie .hbas an old
habit--which he has frequently had
to forsake during thelast few months
~.'-of going to bed at six In the even~
~inlg, but he awakes at 7'for he, hs
the peculiar faculty 'of both going
to sleep and awakinig'hen lhe pleae
and dresses for an8 ro'clock diuneh
. Whilea California. waspi asndtaran
tewla'were fighting, a tad 'swalloewe
, h'themed'souff M arnired in gr~a
The Charles'on News gives an ae
count of a Republican meeting, held
in that city, on Monday night, at
which several prominent Radioals
spoke. There was a procession, ban
ners, etc. Ott returning from the
meeting, the colored politicians could
not refrain from disturbing quiet
citizens. The News says :
The procession was gathering num.
bors as it went on, and with increase
of num berg cane an increase of excite.
ment and recklessness, amounting in
instnnecs to deeds of fiendish malevo.
lence. As they passed up Washing
ton street, they attacked the premises
of Mr. Otto Tiedemann, corner of Cal
houn street, broke his windows, and
destroyed everything they could lay
their hands on. Now, what induced
this wanton assault and destruction
we are at a loss to conceive, for a
more peaceable or a more estimable
gentleman lives not in this city than
Mr. Tiedemann, The next house that
suffered from the fury of the mob was
Mr. C. IT. Blanoken, corner Char
lotte and Washington streets. They
broke his windows, entered the store,
and thrust a burning torch into a
molasses barrel, under the impression
that it was a kerosene barrel. A
fiend incarnate could not have ex
conded this piece of dovishness.
Delighted with those brave achieve
ments, the savage orowd next attack
ed the store and house of Mr. Klint
worth, No. 50 Washington street.
They broke windows, as usual, threw
briekbats through them into the
roonis, one large piece hitting Mrs.
Klintworth in the face and nearly
killing her ; breaking crockery, furni.
ture, &a. These playful exhibitions
of Radical manners were accompan.
ied by yells and shrieks, hurrahing
fnr Pillsbury, singing, "John Brown
is 'marching on," alternating with
abuse of General Wagener, and
threats of."burning down every d-d
The next attack was at the corner
of John and Meating streets, where
they made repeated efforts to break
into the store throwing stones at the
windows and doors trying to force
them open, nll the while abusing and
cursing the Gormans.
Mr. N. G. Parker at last comes out
with a reply to the communication of
Mr.lEdwio J. Scots, chairman of a
conwmittee of the Tax.payers' Conven
tion. Mr. Scott had p~r ,posed to ex
an.ino that official's books. Mr. Par.
ker throws himself upon his dignity,
and decliues to allow an examination.
His reason therefor is that there is a
modo of examination for his ofAice
provided by law, and to that exami.
nation alone lie feels disposed to sub
mit. Now, Mr. Parker must be well
aware that his communication simply
details foots already well known. But
does lie not know that it is beoausp
the offi uial examinations are not re
garded reliable, tl a the public would
be pleased to have a report from Mr.
Scott's committee I A committee of
which Mr. Whittomore Is chairman
and a committee of which Mr. Donnis
is chairman cannot satisfy the public,
and this Mr. Parker well understands;
Ihence the public desire to hear from
the committee or which Mr. Scott is
chairman. We have said before, that
were Mr. Parker above suspicion, he
aight afford to throw himself up on
his dignity or the digolty of his office.
WVe have now to add, that were Mr.
Parker above suspicion, be would
court the investigation that Mr. Boott
proposed. - I1%tenx.
A Foolish Adventure.
Captain John Meiks who, in 1867,
crossed the Atlantic on a life.raft, is
prepariog for another voyage to En
rope on a smaller raft of similar con
struction. The raft is composed of
inuflatcd India rubber tubes 'which,
weno lIed with air, fold up'is
comparatively small compass, 'bu~
Iwhlen inflated will carry all the per.
sons that can crowd on it. The raft
on which Captain Meli peorforded
his laut voyage was 25 root longbpy 18
wide, le then had ty'o 'men with
him. A canvass tent was erected on
the raft, and the three crossed the
Atlantio, arriving safely in England
in forty dlays. Captain Moikq is now
having soother life raft mnade 15 feet
long anid 12 feet wide, on which he
intends going to Europe, accompanied
ony oy boy Ile will be y'eady to
start abou t the middd cof August, and
wilt take with him sixty days' pro.
vliions. lie intends taklpg the di.
reet steamer's track, and isaconfidont
The Ohiesgo Beqard of Z'2,uoatopm
is taking hold of the question of we
men's rights in a-very prsctical man.
ner by ths proposition to decide. the
salaries of school teachers by pst
then and not by sex. At present m~ 1
principals receive as high as $2,20
per annum, white no fenale prineli
pal Is paid over $1,200 per annum.
The snachinery for tlw e"oin
Broom Company at ('ohijbi, jis
beig fast put im working brder', "
the company will shortly ompiy
liberallv sent airad'$.7 -'