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URIA['S FIRST CASE
The ied Hot Rleconstruction of a
Immediatoly ifier the late lament
nd surrender I returned to the
bosom of my family, bearing upon
my body tihe matks of honorable and
legitimate war f.ire. If a man has no
right in the bosom of his own fanily,
pray whose bosom has ho a right in ?
But I didn't go right in Not by
any means. My b.dge of chivalry,
just at that ti ilo, was not of a char.
acter to commend me, at once, to the
arms and alfcctioni of my too scrupu
lous neat and tidy wife. I was or
dered into quarantine. I was
put upon dock for repairs. In other
words, I had the itch. California
itch, it was pronounced by competent
judges ; but why so deuominated, 1
um at loss to determine, tinks be.
cause it was a healthy, robust, salu
brious case. This was the trute state
of the case --nd it was the first c.ase
I had ever hiad althoug h I had ] ,en
a lawyer for some tim , by profe-sion-i,
barring the 1-raetice-tur it it altway'
well to bar the practie 'till you pr.
tice at the har.
I reached home tihat t.ight in May
165, after a hard da3's walk through
i gentlo rain, and took my so at by a
-cheerful spring tire. 80-:.chow I had
vonscientous scruples ag ainst letting
the itch pa' t of my military glory
leak out until next iornilig. But
it was all in vain. lit vaitn I strove
"Ito lot conceennitt. like a worm feed
on my damask, &c." My grimaces,
my bodily gyrations, soon began to
point a metal and to tell a tale.
'.1 riaht," said the old lady slowly and
gloomily, "you've got the itch ! A l]
I wouldn't have it to break out in
the bosom of my family for anything
on earth. It would be a shame and
a scandal to the neighborhood." I
had to own up. I put on a ghastly
grin and tried to make her believe
the itch, after all, was nothing but a
patriotic luxury, and a good thing to
have in a family. She couldn' a see
it. See refused positively to como
witl'.in six feat of me, while the chil
drenstood aloof and stared at ine as if
I were a wild beast. I tried to be
familiar-but it was no g,. I had
been absent for many weary months,
and was full of love and poetry.
"Come rest in this bosom my own stricken
didn't scom to strike any one in par
tioular. The consequence was I was
stored away that night in a room to
myself, to muse on the pomp and
pride and circumstance of glorious
war-especially the circumstance.
My wife was inexorable. I suppose
you know what that mueans-in a wo
man. If you don't, come down and stay
a week with me, and take occasion to
bring 4 quantity of mud in on your
boots, and it won't take you long to
find out. Shte don't put her foot
down often but when she does shte
putse it down a little of the firmest. I
knew very wvell I would have to get
rid of that ease completely before I
could ever knew my rights and know
ing dare maintain them. It was the
worst case I had ever heard of.
8oratch ? I reckon if all the scratch.
ing I (lid in any one day, had been
spread out, it would haivo (covered a
surface .equal to twenty-live acores
--good measure. And what was getting
to be still more serious, my nails were
fast wearing down into thd quick, and
corns were growing on the balls of my
fingers. So early the next morning
aft~er my arrival homo, I hurried over
to consult an old steam doctor who
had long been the oracle of the neigh
borhood, and laying till my troubles
fairly and squarely before him, bogg.
od for a short, sharp and decisivo
ie asked me if I was eq'mal to the
I gladly answered in the anirmativoe.
I was equal to anything that would
speedily restore my wife's lost love.
I felt hko oc ne who trod alone ; and
there was n~thing in this world that
was half so swoet as loe' old dream
--the satme old1 dream. lie said be
thought lhe could sweetan me.
I took the.b'ottle of turpentine ac
cording to directions, went hotme and
locked up in tmy roomi with all but
me deprated, I began to strip for thte
contest.,~ . was all oycer as dppited 'as
a leopard,'and ke'raw-as a lieee of new
boof. I'poured the lia'viog $tidd' into
a saucer, eanght 'up about a gill in the
hollow'of eadh hand, and rubbed it on
with thme energy that springs from des
pait.. I uised up half the bottle be
fore I stopped to th ink. Then I didn't
stop .long. I made a start, *as I
thought for the door, and found mcy
self half way up the chimney. I1-0o11
ed downt, and rolled ever, and
screamed like a wild Indian. Talk
about yellowujacket plastors andhornets
Dests, and ioney bees, and abomina
ble btamble boosi and hot ashes and
hell firos I If I bad been dumped
hcels.over-hcad into th furnace of the
Tennesaee Iron Works, I would have
froze to death in five miniutes. I was
on the bed, under the bed, Walking
first upon -my heels and then upon
my toes and dhamlping the 'bits and
chawing ond log of my pants, till it
looked like a dilapidated dish-rag.
I hiad ciough rebellion in me to
have started three small republies.
My wife and children wore pounding
and screaming at the door trying to
get in ; but I couldn't find the door,
for the room was flying around like a
spinning jenny. I was foaming at the
miouth liko fifteen cases of hydropho.
bia, and calling alternately for water
The next morning there was less one
case of itch in the so-called, anyhow.
I pealed off all over like an onion. I
shed enough scales that night to have
set up a New England 1ui.hory.
My hide drew up till it was with
:he greatest difficulty I could get my
feet to the floor for more than a week.
Indeed, all mny friends say that my
skin has been too bhort ever since.
In less than twenty-four hours
after I was ubje to get about, one
Ateam doctor had timely notice, sign.
ed, sealed and delivered by order of
the chief of the ka klux klan to emi
grate. Ile is now a martyr in some
county of Ohio on acconnt of his "po
litical opinion," and has once repre
sented his district in Congress.
Disaitirons Fire in Ilarlon,
The Crescent says : On Tuesday
morning the line dwelling house of
Mr. Samuel M. Stevenson was discov
ered to be on fire. The inmates of
the house were sitting in the house
unconscious of their danger and
great inisfortane until a ser
vant ran in and informed them
that tlie roof of the building was
wrapped in flames. With but t0o
haunls on the place, of course, nothing
could be done to check the devouring
dlement.. In a few hours the diwelling
kitchen and siokehouse, and all out
building.-, except the carriage house
on the west side of the public road,
were in ashes. The furniture was
saved, but slightly damaged, and with
but vcry little loss ; but, notwithatnd.
ing this, Mr. Stevenson's loss catinot
be less than $3500. It is not known
how the fire originated, but the gone
ral supposition is that the roof was
ignited by a spark from the chimney.
There appears to be but the one opin
ion, that this terrible calamity was
& Ten Millionarle Orphan.
Mrs. William B. Astor, who died
in Now York on the 16th instant, in her
seventy-third year, leaves $10,000,000
to her half orphan grandchild, Miss
Ward, who, since her mother's death
has been a favorite in the millionire's
family. This ten millions is her moth
er's private fortune, of "which her
grandmother was executrix. When,
fifty years ago, Margaret It. Arm.
strong, gave her hand to the nov rich
est man in America, le was poor, but
soon after their marriage her husband
uncle Henry, the great Bowery butch
er, bequeathed $500,000 to WVilliam
11., and not many years afterwar-ds
old John Jacob gave him a power of
attorney, under which ho managed the
old mani's colossal and enormously
lucrative business, Mrs. Aster's pri
vate charities were many and munifi
cient.- Coirespondent of thec Cincinatti
Wer have just heard, from a gen
tlemuan connected with this road, that
the track has been laid to Catawba
River, a distance of nine idiles from
Charlotte, and that all thec bridges
between this point and Charlotte have
been framed ready to be put up, ex
cept the Paeohott bridge. The mnn
sonry and grading, too, are nearly
WVe are also informed that instrue-'
tions have been given to build a temn
porary traek from the Slpartanburg
and Union Railroand depot to connect
with the Airlino Rtoad, in order that
the track-laying may begin at an
early day on this end of the- line.
From this it would seem that we are
soon to hoar thme sound of the whistla
on thiu great continoutal highway
Thte Pope and Rome,
It is reported in a German paper.
The Vaterland, that in a recent con
versation with seome Romaun Catholic
vioitors, Count Andrmasy, the Austrian
ps-ime minister, suggested that there
was no place now for the P'ope but
Rome ; that it was the position and
the polloy of Austria to maintain her
present friendly relations with Italy,
and that "ho knew of no Catholic
power, not excepting A ustria, which
was in a position to offer an auylum to
We are glad to learn that thme
Woodward Church, Chester County,
lately left without a poster by the r'e
moval of Rev. G. W. Piokett, has so'
enured the services of Rev. F. C Jetor.
A French Disastef-Terrible Railroad le
tideltt Near Nice.
On January 24th the oninibus trai
for Grat-se loft Nice at 5:50 punctu
ally, and proceeded safely to withi
ttbout onoi kilometro of AntIbds who
on coming near the bridge over th
1rague, the engine-drive' porodivei
through the inist that lanipa had bee
lighted as longer tlgnhl3 ; but It *ai
too late-the train was in full speed
and thero was no proibillty of stopp
ing it befoic tile bridge tas reached
though the fireman and nirgine drive
remained at their posts and used ever;
Ilalis ill their powcr.
The bridge over the bra-4ue neas
ures 105 feet in length, having a span o
three arches and piers on either side
The swelling of the torrent by six
days of incessant rain had flodded
the giound near tbb bridgb, so whet
the tide rono to highwater mark the
bridge was tiubmorged. At the turn
of the tido the cirrant Was no groal
that the central arches and the pies
on the Nice side of the river wer<
carried away-in fact, the whole o
the bridge ekeept the pier near An
Toward this dreadful chasm the
ill-fated Nice train oame dashing
along at a fearful rate. The engine
tender, a luggage car, and two of th
carriages, leaping down the proeipice
into the roaring torrent with an awfu
momentum, left the rest of the train
upon the bank, of the carriagos held
by the couplingschain hahging otei
Ihe abyss. Of the carriages *hiot
fll over, Only one was seen floating
ont to sea, with an unhappy womar
therein calling for succor, which could
not reach her. The rest were erushec
to atoms or covered by the waters al
the hottow of the ravine.
The cagine has never since been
seen. Twelve persons per ihed upon
the spot, among whom are the engine
driver and the fireman. The body of
the former is still to be seen floating
in the Braguc, pierced through the
chest by an iron bar. The condicto.
escaped niiraculously by jumping
frui the lugga car as it fell int<
the chasm ; also, MmIle. Cinti and M
Lainssel were extracted from the sus
penided ci riage.- Sviss Time.
Throl ugi the courtesy of messrs
David & Weill, Market street, w
have had the pleasure of examininj
two relies of the "olden time" in th
shape of newspapers. One is a ver,
diminutive sheet, dated at Boston
Monday, April 8th, 1728, being per
haps one of the oldest newspapers it
ex.tence in this country, having beet
published 144 years ago. It is calloi
the New England Weekly Journal
was issued by S. Kneeland & '
Green, "at the P1rinting [louse it
Queen Street." Among the advertisc
nents is tbe fllowing :
"A very likely negro girl, about I
or fourteen years of age speaks goo
English, has been in the country son
years, to be sold- Inquire of thb
We also find the following
"A very likely negro woman wh
can do household work, and is fit fe
either Town or Country Serviet
about 22 years of age, to be sold. In
qu're of the Printer heeo.
And thlis was in Boston, frer
whece, years afterwards, were iburl
ed so many fiery phillipios against th
Soulth for dealing in hiumani proper
ty. Bunt this was after the pee
slaves had all been sold South an
the shlrewd Puritans had pockete
The other paper is of a mere mod
een date, having been issued in Ne
York onI Friday, November 7tl
1783, and styled TIhe New Yor
Morning Post. It was publise
Semli'wechly. Both the papers ar
perfectly legible.-- W ilmingltn St
For a hundred oysters, put a q ual
ter of a po(unid of butter into a l arg
milk pan, slicing it up thin, so that i
till melt readily but not brown ; ad
hlalf the oysters ; whlirl the pa
around eonstantl y ,and as soon as the
are plumped takeo out the oyster
carefully, so as not to run the for
through the sweet bread of the oyi
ster. Add tile other half of the -1i
quor ; cook in tile samne way, an
serve on buttered toast on a toastin
Oood for This lbay Only.
A Lidy travelling on) theO Gran
Trunk Railroad in New Yovk sfteppe
over on the way, and when she pr<
posed to restume her journey was pe
off the ears upon01 her refusal to pa
Again, because bor ticket read Ecgoo
for this train and the day received
not good to stop over." She sued tb
eompany and recovered costs and $0
damages. No matter what mnay b
prinlted upon a railroad t'-kt it I
good in law for the whole distano
paid. for, on any day the purchase
seleets to use it.-Plaintj@N. J. Con
A Wisconsin paper states that
little girl, eight years old, is beggfa
in the streets of Oshkosh, with a p.
per whichi certifies that "the bea'er I
a widow with five children iD desti
. umncr's War tn the Admulastration.
The Washington 4o'rresosd6nt of
the Baltimore Sun, in a rooet -lotter
The resumption of the debate on
Mr. Siumer's . proposed investiga.
tion into the saloof artne by this gov
ernmetit to that of ltrance. attraioted
anothet large ajtendanod of specottors
to-day in the Betiato chamber. M r.
-Morton oocupied the greater part of
the debate in a speeh in which he
sought to r #l 10ja tospidelun that
rMe.irsSohure"46 Satanrer had inau
gurated this' mOde solely from
political hostility to the President,
and that the only foundation for it
was sotind and (pryj which would end
He dealt largely in genotalities,
but did not seetq to answer the charg.
es that officers of the government ld
knowingly sold these arms to France
in violation of oir neutral -oblIgations
and that certain pafties had prbftted
immensely by th transaction. Those
are, after all, thb wlolo points of the
investigation, whilhMr. Sumner feels
abundantly able to prove-by the evi
donce. Airs Morton's attempt to
drive these Senators into the Demo.
cratio party and his warning thitt all
roads out of the Republican party led
into the Democratio raiks, did not
disturb them in the leastj though it
was put to them in a pretty aggros
sive manner by the speoial chanipion
of the President oti3 the floor of th3
Sehate. Not content with this, he
specially warned ir. 86hurz that he
did not carry the German vote of the
country in his pooket, and insinuated
that he did nUt belitvt he tould coh
trol it in oppositiutf to the to eleetion
of the present admin istration. Air.
Sehurs did not reply to the daiiipaign
portions of br. Mortoi's speech. It
cano out in the debate that the gov
ernment had also sold, arms to the
Germans during the Franco-Ocrman
war. An amendment was submitted
by Mr. Conklin# in the course of tho
day, which isinteeded to involve Mr.
Sumner in a proposed investigation
by the committoo to loata if any Uni:
ted States official has communicated
information on this matter to the
French authorities. B1r. Harlin sub
stantially charged this yestdrday upoh
Mr. Tipton said'Genefal Grant dan
not be elected unless he is spllarated
from his confidential advisers and
friends on this floor. lie read from
the Omaha Tribune that the three
particular friends of the Prosident
in the Senate, were doing more to de
feat his noimnation than all the op
position in the country to him put
together. le then quoted from Re
publican papers, and said this trio of
Senators, the President's epeoial
friends, attempted to exercise a des
potic tyranny over their political as
sodates. Ile went on to review at
much length the course of the admin.
istration Senators since 1869, when
they began, he ;.aintained, to dra
goon their independent colleagues, in
which they had been sustained by the
President. le proclaimed himself
an independent Republican, and not
r to be dictated to by any caucus or
any man. Ile gave notice to the
Sonator from Indiana, that if it was
proposed to inaugurate political de
bates in this 'chamber, he -(Mr. T.)
should take his part in it.
The Ku Klux Reports.
-The WVashinagton correspondent of
the Baltimore San writes, under date
of the 19th, as follows:
"The majority and minority re
ports of the Ku Klux Commnittee were
-submitted in eh House to-day, and
objection made in both to the views
of the minority, on the ground of the
severe language which it contained to
wards the majority and the Presi
0dent, who is in one portion reforred
to as the 'imperial master,' while the
report and conduct of the majority is
spoken of as 'to grossest outrag , the
-foulest calumny ever perpot e,
0 etc. The Senate, after brief debate,
t admitted the report ; but in the
a House there was quite a contest ever
a lit, which resulted in the reception of
Y ,the report, previded that ir a language
i s not unparlinentary nor in violastion
Iof the rules of the House. t (lid not
', apoear who was to be the judge of'
- that. The reports were promptly
I followed by a bill to extend the sus
E pension writ of haabem corpus beyond
the prosent rnstriotion?
We give the followtng froin the
I Charlotte (N.- C.) "Ilihietin," the
I benefit of a publicatiua pro bond
t .ST-OP TidFr.-tn dotsetqdened of
S"the present floard of Direotoura for
l the State Priton etteooring for sale
- jbrick and otier material belonging to
e State, which were procured for thes
) purpose of erecting said lfrison,"
e Governor Caidell has issued a Pro.
a olamation Vstning all persons not to jhe
ei purchase or soeo any of said m'ato:
i. rial, else the will be held responsi..
Solit seedv thai bogido a laiiroad
and a ]Bondtking, they have now. a
h Brick Rlng opairatiDg lu, lEaleigh.
E 'Ak'o they. I0phnlidane, oaioorts or
O onse'vativps ?
*lifappineN consists i'n the a'ility to
Never Plough Soll wheon it is too Wet.
The Northwestern le-rm or in a
timely artieb under this captain
tlIA sentildy talks :
'We h ve often urged the atton
tion of the farmers to this tubjeot ni
one of grtat importanoe. Any trav
oiler among our farming distriots cat
roe large tracts of lands that have
been ploughed when wet and unfil
to be Worlted, by ol irving lrge
heaty clbds of eArth, when, in the hot
season, become like a heattid brick,
b)urning all the roots of grain or other
products nea- to iti Eesides this
evil, no sedd can togbtato and grow
well upon soil unilultivated, ior can
that soil give babk as nboh nitlHtion
as if ploughed when in right otndi
tion;. and upott a warm lind sunny
day, when light and warmth can
penetrate into the soil, and thus great
ly benefit it.
"We are confideit that farmers lobe
forty per bent. of their crop by inat
tention to this matter. By a little
care at the proper titue to plough, by
examing the soil, and aelbotiiig good
sunny days, the soil will send up its
voice in a halo of dew-drop clouds that
will wreathe the ploughman with its
approval of his good sense."
The figure with which our grave
contemporary closes its suggestion
seems a little mixed. Ho* "the soil
will send up its voice in a bald of
dewdrop clouds that will wreathe the
plotighman with its approval of his
good senSe" is a question which
we would be pleased to refer
to the poets, who are permitted a
license in lantguage and d mystifioation
in a thotaphcr which it is well for
common prose-writers to neither at
tempt tojimmitate nor explain.
But thitt ploughing when water is
standing, o. whien the ground is very
wet, is an injury to the crop that is to
be grown in such soil there is no ques.
The best fatmet in tid crdle otdur
acquaintance hl*ayo oaits till his
land is quite dry before putting in
the plough at all; aftd hid theory ia to
make the soil as fine as Possible by
frequent harrowingA on the very day
it is ttrned up to tbd stift, andt if pos'
dible, so* of Vlant the S9ed bdfore
a drop of rain sOttlos the luoseffed
earth.-Iledrit and HLonge.
---e .. -
Ashes for SOIeet Potaoc.
A correspondent in the Suthern
"it noice the juestioft ia ILsked;
which is the best fertilizer or nanure
for sweet potatoes. From the expe.
ieneo I have had, in maiuring the
sweot potato, I must say that rotted
ashes, when properly pat on, have
precedence over all others I have had
any expbrient'o vith. 'he plan that
I adopted was to open a deep furrow
with a scooter plow, and put in a plen.
ty of ashes. Bed out on the ishes.
and a sure crop may be rbalized on
te poorest soil, Cow.petming is
good-so are cottoft seed afid ntablo
ianure ; but, after c*perimenting
with the ashes, they will all be aban
doned, provided, ashes can be had. I
experimented on as poor soil as I had,
and the result -ns as fine a crop of
potatoes as I ever saw on any kind of
land. Rotted ashes are good for cot.
ton also, and almost any kind of vege.
tation. I am convinced there is Dot a
better fertilizer made on any planta,
tion than rotted ashes. Soovery one
will findl it greatly to his interest to
take special care of it."
Negroes Imnlmrlilog Westward.
Every train of oars from the East
brings negroes to the Wecst and South.
Their destination is the low country
of the Mississippi and Arkansas. The
colored population curiously gravit .te
towards the black lands--the cotton
augar and rice fields. They abandon
Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessde
and Kentucky and hie away to locali
ties in which their race may be so
cilly and politically dominant. Na.
tural laws will finally annul those of
Co'agress., the soirit and purpose of all
wvhichz arc emnbod ied in Sumner's pend
ing civil rights bIll. B3y proes.
sea which congressional I egisilation
may never control the segrega
tion of races is effected, and there
was a basis of sound philosophy in
the proposition of the hiissiipp.ji dcis.
gress.ional carbet-bargger' who di O bm
ed vaguely of the ereation by lisw of
another Africa in Ameriea.- Why
not have peace wih England anid
Spain and appropriate Mf xieo to pur
poses of perfeot Africuni beardtudo 1"
-- AliempisJ Appeal.
The heath of Jonas Byrd.
We learn with regret that tilia
staunch colored oiteen died fantor.
day ; the principal eause of his death
being a severo fall whihb infjrred hi,
head. Jonas Byrd took a promineont
part in the lteform canvass of I1870,
and stumped the State with Judge
Ciarpenter and Geo.a Butler. i
oourageops and consistedl conduel at
thtat 'time Won for hlona the reepect of
the people.- CharlestIon Newt.
A' au'rsingle dra#0 tightly roe~nd a
kick Ing cow, jutst in front of the hips1
* l1 effoot a etiro of the bad habit.
8 e cannot kick with the belt on, and
will forget the practice atae a it.
The North Carolina Outlaws.
Henry Berry Lowrey and his gang
f out-laws entered the town of Lum
.berton sometime during Friday night
and committed the boldest and dne of
the most suooessful robberiei ever
known in this State.
The gang, it seems, first broke into
Mr. Newberry's carriage manufactory
where they supplied themselves with
such tools as they needed. They
then visited the stables of Mr. A. W.
Fuller, where they seoured a horse and
dray, and thus prepared, proceeded to
the store of Mr. A. H. Mol.eod, from
whence a heaty iron safe was taken
and placed as.the dray. They next
visited the atutriffs office in the court
house, ftomt .whence his iron safe was
also taken and placed with the other.
They then started from the town with
their plunder, but as the sheriffs safe
was found yesterday morning lying in
tHe stredt, about one hundrod and
fifty yards frdm his offled, It is suppos.
ed that it droppdd ofl and wad abaddin
ed Early Saturday Itrnink, as soon
as the loss was discovered, thb sheriff
being abldnt, bis deputy, Mr. Alex,
McMillan, auuimotted a posse of men
and started in pursuit. At a pdint
about three miles from the towi they
came up with the gang, but being too
weak to effect their capture a messen.
ger was sent back for reinforcements.
A large number of men immediately
Voluhteered, and proceeded at once
to the scono, but the robbers had
effected theit retreat, carrying off
with them the money, but leaving tho
safe and a portion of the papers be
hind. Those, with the horse and dray
were taken back to the town, when it
was discovered that the safe had been
forced open with sledge-hanners and
cold cbisels, with which the gang had
provided themselves at Mr. Newber.
ry's establishment. The loms is very
heavy, and consists of $22,000 in
vnoney: taken from Mr. Mceood's safe
a lot of goods find 1 ftdfu ber of valua
tie private pbpers from the shoriff's
olteej which were destroyed. Nourly
all thd money stolen were of deposits,
whioh; se therd Is no bmtnk in Lumber.
ton, had been placed in the safe by
different parties for safoletping, ho
sided, some $1000 wdrth of umorohan.
diae *as taken from the store, none
of which was recovered. The fown
has been in a tremendous state of ex
uitemont, which httd abated but very
little when our inforniant wrote us.
It is an old saying that if you do a
man nneteen favors, and for any roa.
son decline to do him the twentieth,
he will forget the nineteen requests
that you have granted, and only re
member the One that you have refused
-and for that refusal he will hato
you ever afterward. -
And this is true of some men ; it, is
true of men of meab and narrow n
tures ; but It is not true of all. It is
as natural for a noble soul to cherish
a 1lvly recollection of kindness re
ceived, as it is to breathe. And
while we are often Ahbeed to see acts
of friendship towards othorsi which
have cost us a good deal of time and
of lator, entirely overlooked and for
gotten, we not unfrequently, on the
othor hand, are surprised by thme
grateful reciproestion of some favor
long Sitee renrdbred and the very
performance of which had passed from
our own recollection, danti reminded
of it by the recipient.
We have also regarded gratitude as
a feeling which is hardly susceptible
o'f being taught to any one. A Iee
ture on gratitude, to whomsoever ad.
dressed, Instead of awakening that
emotion, is very apt to engendet a
feeling of indignation and hatred.
People never like to be told to be
grateful. And it is of no use to tell
them. If it is not nature of others, it
can never be taught such apprecia
Another linIversIty of the Kouth.
The Methodists of Tennessee have
inaugurated a scheme for the 'estab
lishiment of a University uport pretty
much the plan of that prep osed by the
Episcopalians before the war and but
partially carried out; diwing to thcd
troubles and fmpbverishmnent of tire
coufttry; and the ddath of its twod
ableSt advocates and promoters, Bish
ops~ Polk and IEhiott. A meeting of
.hme lloard of Trustees was held at
N.shville the other day, at which th6o
following officers were chasep:
P~zresi dent, Hon. E. H. anij; Sec
rotary, the Rev. Dr. U. 0. Kelley;
TIreasurer, the.Rev. Dr. A. L. P.
Oreerit a'l of Nlasbh Iil. Thor. was
al-ro appointed an Executive Comn.
mittee, oonsisting of Jud go East, Dr.
Kelley, jf. Green, Hion. E. .
Morgan, Clonel Jordan Stokes, Ma
.icr D~avld T. Reynolds, and the Rev.
Dr. Robei-t A. Young. The onter
prise, which is one of no inoonsidera-.
ble magnitude, Is now fairly afloat,
and otur Methodist friends feel confi.
dent of its success.
What is the use of *atinmg to join a
society for the endouragemnn of
plnnese ih dress ? EJvery we'ban
whop drrwou in a strmple, tasteful,
econoaidal, elegst way is a whole
loeloty in herself, and helps to create
.s fashion which it will be a credit for
all wornen to follow.
The Way Amnesty Is Defeated.
It is announced that the Radioals
in thb Senate have resolved to defeat
bvety amnesty bill as they did the
last, by tacking to. It 1r. Sumner's
bill, mnaking prejudide against the
negro a criminal offenme. The ifijus
tico of this course is only equalled by
its hypooracy. Mr. Sumner's bill is
one that the Radical party do not
want to pass. They jan pass it any
inotient. They passed it as an aniend'
ment the other dity by the casting votd
of Colfax; but when it was this made
a part of the amnesty bill it fell with
that bill for want of a two-thirds vote.
Thus the Radical majority deprive the
negio of *hat they ay atb luA rights,
by not passing Sumner's bill by a
majority voto, but merely putting it
inmo an amnesty bill, which thus load.
ed is sure to fail for want of a two.
thirds vote. This trickeiy affords d
cheap display of zeal for the negroi
and a *iillIngness to pass an amnesty
bill. Yet both are spurious, as any
one may see who will consider the
facts we have mentioned. Thbre
never was dt time at *hich the passage
(f a liberal athihesty bill 0ould be
more appropriate than how. It
would fortify this country with a true
restoration of the Union, and make us
twiod as formidable to foreign powern.
But the paisage ot an atinesty bill
recommended by President Grant in
his nessago tolthii 4er Congress is do
roated by his own party in it, and by
x paltry trick.-Agy.
Luthet fas the first id ferbeivo
that christian schools were hn abso.
lute necessity. In a celebrated paper
addressed to the municipal councilors
)f the empire in 1524, lie demanded
Lho establishment of schools in all thd
villages of Germany. To tolerate ig
norance was, in the energetic language
of the reformer, to make common
onuse with the devil. The father of
a finihly who abandoned his children
to ignorance was a consAtmmate rabcal;
Addressing the German authorities,
he anid :
"Magistrates, remember that God
formally comthands you to instruct
ohildren. This divine commandment
parents bate trangressed by Indo
lencej by lacIt of ititelligence, and be
cause of ovei-work; -
"The ditty devolvbs fipon yon, mag.
istrates; to call fathers to their dutyj
and to prevent the return of these
evils which we suffor to-day. Give
attention to your children. Mauy
parents are like ostriches, dontent td
have laid an egg, but caring fot it no
"Now, that which constitutes th a
prosperty of a city is not its treasures,
its strong walls, its beautiful man.
sions, and its brilliant deoration.
''lho real wealth of a city, its safety
and its force is an abundaneo of citi
zens, inetrutied; honest, and bultiva.
ted. If in our days *e rarely meet
such eitizensi whose fdult is it, If
not yours, magiAti-ates, Who, havd al.
lowed our youth to grow up like
neglected shrubbery in the forest. ?
"Ignorance is imore dangerous for a
people than the armies of an enemy;"
Akerman to the Resnue.
From our Atlanta exchanges *d
lc:irn that, as a counter irritant to the
proseutions for Robbery of the Geor;
gia State Road, Akernman proposes to
begin a series of wholesale arrests for
violations of the Civil Rights bril.
'1'his step is taken to induido the ho.
nmittee investigi.ting the State lioad
frnudA to hold njp in their vindieationi
of the law of State, so the faithful
fny not be longer held up to the pub
lio condemnation and ultimate legal
This is a tri de wortity of thto soit#66
fronm which it emninates, and is exact
ly the role in whiceh thos6 puppits
have appeared as the rrmais
re'-sono!, in the tddveri States
"lately in rebellion," wvhere, an at.
temipt has been made to expose their
WVeek before last while on a visit
t o colutnbia we tookc oooasion (4 visia
both houses of the general aasernbly
of 8outh Carolina, and through the
polite courtosies of oUr lIepresenta
tites obtained a seat on the floor of
both brauchos; whore we would see
the show, and hear all the inimical
expresdlions of the olowns who ar
running the oirous. We can3 consbi.
ofutiously inform our readers that we
neither saw nor heard anything oalou
hated to inspire a shadow of hope for
the future. Vindictive and partisan,
a majority of them are bent upon
rule and ruin. Thbey neither ,atop to
look to the right or left b'ut gO'
straightforward ai directed by (ho
lash of the Ringmaster, with as much
complacency as a 'yallef #tump taliled
dog' watohes a ben leave her unest to
suck the eggs,--icAkene Mcuinal.
"Tom Soott," the PonnsylvsnIe rail,
road hing; ha'ving becono Praesident
of -the $outbe'rn Paoilo 1Silway Come
pany,' It may he safely Odontrd
that the late shiow blockades on the
Union Paoifie hate aanaed him that
there Ia a uilnt of money in tbip'
SoutbefAn line, and thats .e "qeanr
When Isa young lrady pot o yoini
lady ? Whon she is a sweet tt
~swant hiar t.\