Newspaper Page Text
Deapores&Wiliaims, Proprietors.] A____ FaiyPpr,Dvtdt_ceo,'At_nur,Idsr n ieau
VOL. \TII.1 WINNSBORO, So C*,, WEDNESDAY" ONN,VA 9 87.[O5
IS- PUnLISDIIV WEEKLY BY
DESPORTES & WILLIAMS,
Terms.-Tis UNRALn is pubished Week
y in the Town of Winnsboro, at 93.00 in
variably in advanee.
W All transient advertisements to be
paid in advance.
Obituary Notices and Tributes $1 00 per
How the Lexington, Mo., Caucas(an Re
seived the News of Greeley's
"Sound the hew-gaz ; strike the
ton-jon ; beat the fuzzy-guzzy ; wake
the gong-kwong ; lot the lound hosan
na ring ; bum-tum, fuzzle-bumu, ding..
go-bim I Praise, God, from whom
all blessings flow; praise Him, all
patriots here below I Glory Iglory II
glo-o-ory !!! In the language of the
saintly Beober, when be heard of t he
butchery of twenty thousand of his
fellow beings at Gettybburg, 'Bully,
.Hallelujih I' All hail to the L,real of
Liberalism and Rfomni, for now may
they triumph gloiously. The woolly
horte and his rider may they cabt
into the sea. Jubilate I Hooptee.
doodendon I Jaoobiaisn totters to
its fall. Unconstitutional Congresses
of perjured ruffians; itcby-palmed,
bribe-taking, offico-peddling presiden.
tial boors and sots ; usurping Leg isla
tures ; blasphemous, pickpocket Sena
tors and Govornors ; shoulder-strapp.
ed outlaws, titled bummers, recon,
struetion satraps, nigger bacohanuls,
official incendiaries, thieves, bond
holders, out-purses, all tremblo at
the roar of coming door.
The whole gigantic fabric of fanati
cism, corruption, and wrong reels and
shivers before the:rising hurricane of a
long down-trampled and deluded
people's wrath and common sense.
Te Deun Laudamus I Radicalism
the great is falling, is falling, I Huge
will be its tumble, and few will be tie
mournets. Ring out, ye bells, belle,
bells 1-the steamboat bells, the far
sounding bells ; the cow bells, the
peaceful, bells ; the sleigh bells, the
merry bells ; tihe church bells, the
deep toned belIls ; the factory bells,
the engine bells, belles in bell-shaped
crinoline-all the bells but Sew
ard's little -bell 1' Ring, ring., ye,ur
glad anthems over city and country,
over mountain and prairie, crag, river,
lake, wildwood, and valley. Let the
joyous music strike the skies. Jingle,
jingle I Ting-a-ling I Ding-dong I
ding dong it
Jn sending word to his constituents
to rejoice with him, the immortal
Donas gives these spuocifications: -
"Rejoice, ye old men, because as
thisigs are going now your ancient
optiis shall once wore see 'pence on
earth, good will tio men,' and your
skinny Ifingera ;thrill with the long.
forgotten magnetism of half dollars
that glitter and clink. Leap for joy,
ye aged women, because ere long
calico, tea, sugar, and camphor will
be back at old prices; open your
toothless, cat fishy mouths, and war
ble sweet sorgs of deliverance. Toot
the tympanum-oracking rams' horns.
Howl raptuous hosannae, ye flea.bit
ten bound-pups ; and the gleeful cat'
gut squeak. Pipe forth your glad
ness, oh, jaissaoks and nighting ales
and ganders. Croak, ye frogs ; squeal,
ye hogs, flap your wings and scream
your shrillest Dote of victory, oh, in
vincible shanghi of Freedom. Let
volcanoes blaze and festive tar-barrels
crackle and- gleam. Let torch light
nod to bonfire, and cannon boom
their mighty p mans. Let rocks,
cataracts, andh hill-Eides ;b ull-calves,
oceans, gulfs, lakes, and mill dams;
men, women, child ren, fops, pood les,
beasts, birds and reptiles, all crea
tiOn, aniusate and innimate, burst
forth in one tremendous, defeating,
deafenuing, thundering, sky splitting
roar of triumph, juy and praise. The
Caucasian patiotism and1 common
sen,e have prevailed, aned Radicalism,
the cunning, the brutal, the bloodJy,
is doomned to speedy and irretrievable
overthrow. Lot the country tear off
her widow's weeds, and array herself
in her brightest and comeliest du.ds.
Let Columbia get herself a new
waterfall, a love of a bor.net, a skole.
ton skirt with panier attachment and
a sefof distracting curls, and execute
a gay Old Virginia shindig with the
Goddess of Liber ty and the statue of
Washington, while blind Justice,
seated on the head of a barrel Ia bled
'Old Oonstitution," plays the fiddle
and grinningly yells 'Galopade all I'
Let joy be unconf6nod. All things
are lively, and the 'good time,coming'
is come at last I 19or the Captonsian's
policy has been adopted ; the -Can
casian's ticket has been nominated,
and Radloalistm, the treacherous, the
mnurderoush the insatiate, the devilish,
is 'dying, Afrie, dying.' Glorifical
lelujerum I Hurrah I Three. times
three thousand cheers and a view
halloo for. Horace Greeley and B.
Graitz Brown, the philosopher and the
"Hark I. hark I Unfold your ears
to the.dimensions.of a saddle skirt, or
a Missouri legislator's auditory flaps.
What means that. mighty, all per
- Ya 1 agor0ati, 14 -q. asprr
wave of a aclaim. comeas.sween.ip
ing over all the land ? Like ut
numbered and innumerable shatte
ed hogs-hads of auricular perfum,
It flies pon the wings of every gali
It thunders along the hoaring A
lantio's storm-lathed coast. It rf
verborates amid the vast, abyss
canons, rugged crags, and grizzly
infested, solemn gorges of tble cloud
punohing Rocky Mounts, in whoe
shadowy solitudes the sun has set hi
trundle-bod. It is rumored upon tb
periwinkle-strown shores of the gree
n9rtbern lakes ; it is whispered b
neath the unlit and moonlit orang
groves of the beautfous flower Reala
It is muttered on the droary confine
of Moosehead, Kenneboo and Sysic
dubais. It is croaked in the grea
soum.oovered nursei ies of bulligatort
frogs, and serpents, where weit
gray bearded foreato nod their patri
archal heads above the tidal tut bidit
of Arkansas, Chattahoolee an
Altmuaha. And it is chanted,echoed
bummed, struwu,ed and bellowed
Saskatchewan to Popocatmpeti, frou
Narragansett to Corpus Colristi, frou
Dry Tortugas to Vaico,uver's Isle
"'Tis the voice of hopef ul nil
lions procluituitig with one accord
'No Demooratio. National Nowina
tions ! The farce i, played out, ih,
curaini down, the lightv extinguished
and actors and audiene. disuissod V'
Mirs. Davis and Mr Greeley -A Truthfu
Scrap of History.
The aoompanying communioatio,
comes from a source of the nost unqucs
tionable authenticity, and reflects hon
or upon the nominee of the Cncianat
Convention. No true Southron cat
peruse it with uumoistened eye, pnc
the rebuke to ir. Voorhecs is mosi
withering and complete :-Macot
Editors Telegraph and Afessenger
Mr. Vourhees, in his recent attack or
Mr. Greeley, styled his signing of Mr
Davis' bond "and impertinent inter,
ference " Allow me to give you the
true history of that matter as I re.
cently learned it in New York, from
a gentlenan who knew alt about it
Mrs. Davis went to New York to eon,
sult Charles O'Connor, 11r Davis
counsel, as to the best manner oi
effecting his release froni prison
Mr. O'Connor told her that in hig
opinion there was but o.no way that ii
could be doue, and that was 'to get
the representative man of the Repub.
lican party to sign his bond. 11r.,
Davis inquired who that man was
Mr. O'Connor replied that it wat
Horace Greeley. She thin asked hitr
if he would see Mr. Greeley and gel
him to do it. le replied thatho had
no influence with Mr. Greeley, and
that she was the proper peison to se(
him. She said she would go and se<
him. She went to his office, sent ir
her card and was invited into hi
private office She said to hin
"Mr. Greeley, my husband is confined
in a casemate at Fortress Monroe
He has been there for many long
weary months. le is a feeble old mna1
and ie is gradually sinking under hi
rigorous imprisonment. He will di<
if he remains there much longer. ]
caine here to consult 1r. O'Connor a
to the means of getting him released
He has told me that there is but ono
the way todo it, and that istogetrepre
sentative man of the Republican par
ty to sign his bond, and says that yos
areO that man. Hie has advised me ti
apply to you. He says that you havy
a kind heart and that you will do
if you believe it to be right. My hus
band is dying. Mr. Oreeley, utny
hope that you will favorably consjidea
Mr. Greeley aro'e, extended hi
hand to M'rs. Davis, acnd said ; "Ma
dam, you may, for I wsill sign hi
bond." Mr. Greeley was thten
p rotminentocandidate before.the Le.gis
hatunre for the UnaiteA~ States Senate
8ome of his friendN heard that he hat
agreed to sign Mr. D,vis' botnd
They wvent to him and proteste<
against it. They told hitm that th,.
had made a oount, and that he woik
be elected by six tmajority, but thai
if ho signed thtis bonds it wvould defqra
him. He replied, "I know it, will.
They told hinm that be waih one of th<
owners of the Tribune, and if he sign
ed this bond he wouldl lose th->u
sands of subseribers. Uid replied, a
know it." They said, "iMr. G reecle , yol
have written a history of thes war, oms
volume you have out, anid have solt
large numbers of it. Your aee>ni
volume is nearly out and you hav,
large orders for that. -If you siga
this bond, these orders will be countes
manded and you will lose a larg
amount of money." Ho replied
"Gentlemien,.I know it, but ii is righs
and Ill do it." Hlb did do it, and
am informed that he lost a seat In th
United States Senate, and over thuirt;
To my minud this does not look likt
The Columbia Union, which ougi
to be good authiority for the moe
loyal and highly colored of our legli
I ators, shows conelusively, that tht
Legislaturei haviung regularly nidjourr
ed4 without day, has no legal and eo:
stitutional power to assemble' bofos
the regular time of zoceting in N<
ueaber neEa except itu.der a AsUi .
tlA9j A99.tnot,of thei State .Atee
Cave Life In Vlcksburg.
r- The wife of a Confederte office
3, who was confined within the "wall o
- fire" .whiuh surrounded Vioksburl
duting the memorable days of Apri
and June, has written an entOtaininj
i volume on the scenes and incident
which there transpired. Like inos
of her oompanions, she was ompell
0 ed to sook shelter from the,delbge o
a iron hail in the cave .so often- alludw<
* Caves were tho fashion+-"the ragi
-over besieged Vioksburg. N ogroe
D who understood their business hiret
- themselves out to dig them at fron
8 thirty to fifty dollars, according to
the size. Many persons considerinj
' different locaities unsafe, would sel
, them to others who had been less for
tunate or less provident, and so grea
was the demand for cave workmet
V that a now branch of industry sprant
i up and became popular-particular
ly as the personal sfety of the work.
, -uen was secured, and money withal,
-Her fditbful servant, George, wh
always remained with her, was verj
near being killed at one time by v
Yatkee shell. She says : "0c
night I could scarcelv sleep, the ex.
plo-ions were io loud ail freqtent.
Before we had etired, George had
,een lying without the door. I had
riseit about twelve and stood lookiing
out at the different caurses of light
I marking the pa.sage of the sheils,
when I noticed th.at George w.s not
I in his usual pl.a,e in the entrance.
On lookii, .ut I saw that he was
-leepilg souidly s,1m little di:-taAlo
off, and nany fr,guent, of shell. fall.
ing near him. I arou-ed him, telling
him to coil.e to the entrautcu for safe
ty. He had scarcely staried when a
huge picco of shell calo whizzing
along, which, fortunately, George
dodged in time and it foll in the
very spot where he had so lately
On -notber occasion a shell pene
trated the cave to the great horior of
the occupanits : "It was about four
o'clock oie Wednesday evening (that
shelling throughout the day bad gone
on about as usual) I was reading in
s.ifety, I inigined, when tile unuista.
ble whizzing of Parrott shells told us
that the battery we had so much fear.
ed had opened from the in'trench
ments. I ran to the entrance to call
the servants, and inmediately after
they entered a shell struck the earth
a few feet from the entrance, burying
itseif without exploding. I ran to
the little dressingsroom, and coul(j
hear them striking around us on all
sides. I orouched1 closely against the
wall, for, I diI not know at what
moment one 'i tit strike within the
cave. A man came in very much
frightened, 'and asked to remain till
the danger was over. The servant
stood in the little niche by the bed,
and the man took refuge in the small
cell where 1 was stationed. le had
been there but a short time, standing
o in front of we and near the wall, when
a Parrott shell came whirling in at
the entrance and fell in the centre of
the cave before us alI, lying there smok.
ing. Our eyes were fahtened upon it
while we expected every moment the
terrific explosion would ensue. I
pressed my child closer to my heart
- and drew nearer to the wall. Our
-fate seemed almost certain. The
poor muan who had sought refuge
within was most exposed of all.
WVith a sudden impulse I seized a
large double tblanket that lay near
and gave it to him for the purpose of
-sielding . him from tihe fragments,
'and th9s we remained for a
mlonment, with our eyes fixed in ter
m rr on on the mjisisile of. death, when
George, the servant, rushed forward,
a seized the shell, andl threw it into the
street, runnsing swiftly in the oppo
-site direction. Fortunately the fuse
had 'become nearly extinguished, and
the shell fell harmless-remnainina
near the mouth of the Cave as a trophy
of the fearlesiness of tIhe servatnt and
our remarkable escape."~
The re-elect,ion of Senator Ferry
by aL union of Liberal JSepublicn
e and Democrats in the0 Connecticut
Legi.dIature is an accomplished fact,
.iTeu l?ssou to the advocntes of pro
. cription i, n severe eone and w Ill have
[I Its due effecot througihouit the country,
Senator Fe.rry goes back to thle Con,
gri ss which he has doneo so much tc
I dignify, anud General Hawley isleuft tc
i de.plore the lack of influnce whielh
, ordered from \ Vabshiigmonu his election
SanId his ownt weak rait,h in the vitality
o'f the Reformi movemient. Th le erush
ing of partj lines and the rush of
pop)ular out-rents which flo,w together
j may be comnp.red to the breaking up
[ of the ice and the freshets of tihe Con.
e necticout River in Spring.-New Yori
A Dolly Varden Sermon,
Afashionable el-kgymon 'recenti
announced through the press- that em
t such a day he would deliver a ser
t mon to his flock winding- up the notic4
-with iD. V." (Deo Volcnte-Ood wil
e ling.) "Dolly Varden" being alli thi
-rage,.'-D V." was mistakan therefor
and the chureb was packbd with ladlei
0 anxious to bear what Revu Mr..
had to say about the 4'Dolly Varden'
f: styles. I magind their-disgusv" tyhi
n, ha ahnos: Ath6fSRridIalhaow for. h
Ron. A. P. Aldrich for Greeley.
Judge A. P. Aldrich, of South
Carolina, in a letter addressed to J.
P. 0. Whitehead Esq., now in Mis.
souri, says :
I cannot answer for the Demo6ratio
party, there has been no meeting of
the party in convention ; the only ex
I ression of opinion is in the nowspa..
pers ; these generally acquiesce.
For myself, I am very clear that the
platform and the nomination should
not only be ratified, but that it is bad
policy to have a meeting of the
Democratic Convention ; it can
do no good, and may do much
harm. I fear dissension and a
split. As the Executive Com.
mittee have, however, determined to
call the Convention, I think the wisest
course to be pursued is to accept the
platforcn and adjourn without reference
to the nomination. In my opinion, a
much better policy for us of the South
is to send up no delegates. But I
suppose this is hardly possible.
-W 4# f
In my opinion, it is not only the
plain duty of the State, but of the
South, to support the platform, and
ratify the nomination by acclamation.
I think a meeting of the Democratic
Convention such a dangerous experi
ment that I earnestly advise these
down.troddon Southern people to keep p
out of it. Our experience in Now d
York, four years ago, is fresh in my
Palmetto Orphan Home. P
To the Citizens of South Carolina
DEAn FRIENDs :I am glad to be o
able now to announce a Board of q
Taustees, for the Palmetto Orphan u]
Home. It contains some of Cofum- d
bia's best men-gentlemen of brains,
cnergy, and public spirit. They are
as follows k
Dr. J. AV. Parker, Chairman. T
J. B. Ezol, b
J. H. Kinard, it
J. L. Bryan, t<
Richard O'Neale, Jr., U
E. R. Stokes, at
C. F. Janney.
There are now seven orphans in the ni
Home, and several others ready to af
come. The whole State is willing to jq
move in -the matter. I hope this la
Board nill organize at once, and take
oontrol of this important cntorprine.
TILMAN R. GAINES. C
Sleeping on a Railroad Track-the Pen- e
The night train on its way to Flor- i
once -Saturday, when within a mile of "'
its destination, met an obstruction t
in two men-one white and one color. w
ed-sleeping on the track. It was
impossible to do any thing to avert of
the disaster, as they were not discov- h
ered until it was too late. The b
oow-catcher throw the colored man "
out of the way without injuring him, "
but mangled the white man, causing A
almost instant death. The names of k
the men could not be ascertainad.- n
Charleston Courier. W
Attorney General Chamberlain, as *f
will be soon by the following comnu- n
nication, has reconsidered a former o
opinion-relative to the tax on clergy
OFFICE OP. THES ATTORNEY GENE.RAL 1Li
Cor.UMBIrA. S. U., May 18, 1872 tI
lion. Edwin F. Gary, State Auditor :
SIa Upon further refieotiona andh
examination, I conclude that minis
ters or clergymen are not liable to a
license tax under the recent law.
(Signed,) D. H. CuIa1nnELnr.m.
Humble Pie for Brother Jonathan. ai
"In consideration thereof the Presa- d
dent of the United States, by and ti
with the advice and consent of the a
Senate thereof, consents that lhe will il
mnake no claim on the part of the ti
United States in respect of indirect o0
losses as aforesaid be fore the Tribu- d
nal of Arbitration at Geneva." h
The above is the dish of humhblo o
pie placed before the United States n
by the English government through- a
Lord Granvilie, with a request that a
they eat it without making wry faoes. .t
What say our American people to t
the invitation 1--New York IIrad.
A newly made widow e.t Oshkoch,
at the fineral stepped up .and liissed I
hor dead husband's brow as e lay in' <
the coffin, then was disgusted befon:1 L
mnasure to see several othef *ohheri t
whom she did not know step ad and a
do the same thing. With the retbark t
"1 thought lhe was my husb'hd, but r
he wasnt't," she rose an'd-left the (
Mrs. Railey, the wife the Savannah (
Druggist, who took arsenio-as wats (
supposedl in mistake for calowol Is o
dead. It now appears the poison. was
takeni IntentiQnlly with thQ. purps 1
of commftting suicide. 1iefore dying e
she tpid th ephysician she had ts en, 11
araorhio, andw wheu-asked bow mauch 8
sho rEplied %Anpogh tokiU miyself.'"
Common in the Cities but Very Unusui
1A the Country.
On Monday night the 6th instan
Mr. William Gibson and his wife, wh
live just over the Fairfield line, wer
awakened in the night by bearin
,he cries of an infant. Rising an
ioarching about the house,they foun
in an old hat on the centre table,
hite male infant about twenty-fou
bours old. No clue has been obtaine
is to the parents, or to the person
who deposited it in its strange bu
ippropriate nest. Having recentl
)een bereaved of a child, their heari
varmed at once to the little found
ing, and they determined to kee]
ad raise it as their own. Severa
hildless couples sought to secure i
or adoption ; bit Mr. Gibson an(
vife persistently refused to part wit]
be little stranger.
One of the poutio vagaries abcut thi
rigin of babies is that "the gateb 9
eaven are left ajar" and that th
ittle fellows uneonsciously wondei
Drth Into terestial scones. We doubi
cry much whether this one caughl
ii an old hat had so pure an origin.
Swearing In a Negress as a Lawyer.
A Washington paper gives the fol
)wing account of the initiation int4
ractice of the first female lawyer it
e District of Columbia: "Yeater
ay afternoon Miss Charlotte E. Ray,
graduate of the Law College ol
larvard University, made her ap.
aarance in the Clerk's office of the
uareme Court of the District. Mr.
Leigs, Jr., ever courteous and
iliging to all viitors, politely ro.
aested to know her business, where.
pon she thrust into his hand her
Mr. Meigsread it with puzzled ex.
rossion of countenenoe, and in a
nd of dazed manner took up the
estament and duly admitiistered to
iss Charlotte, who is a dusky and
telligent looking nulat:, the oath
support the Constitution of the
nited State, not to defraud her
ients, and not to talk too much.
iss Charlotte afterwards was fur.
shed with the necessary certifioate,
tor which she went on her way re
icing as a full fledged limb of the
The Peanni Crop.
A gentletman at Rocky Point, North
tiVlina, writing to a friend in Wil.
iigtou, states that if this dry weath
connues much longer producers
11 hot be 'troubled with a dull'pea.
Lt sharket next year. There is not
e tenth part of the crop planted in
at sqotiou, 1nd what is pl%nted
opll be better out of the ground.
e sataies th't'at least three-juarters
the c-op has been planted in April
retofore since he has been in the
isiness of raihing peanuts. "If we
are to have ra.in now," says le, "it
Duld take until the 15th or 20th of
ay to get t e crop in, with the best
nd of weather." He says Ie has
t.planted a single one yet. All of
hich would signify that unless we
e blessed with plentiful seasons of
fresiug rain during the remainder
this month, our Legislature at its
xt session will stand a good chance
being short of 4gonhnra."
Rorneo Crecley's Acceptance.
Horace Grceley, in reply to a for
al notification of his nomination to
e Presidency, has written a .letter
eepting the nomination, lie says
lhne waited to hear from all parts
the country before taking this step,
id is satisfied, from the free and un
strained popular responses, that the
,tion of the Convention meets the
proval of all interested in reunion
d reformn. lie fully endorses the
latform of the Convention, and
wells particularly on the reoclla
en of the South and the reihoval of
LI political disabilities, and declares
iat the American people have made
me cause their own, and will bear it
ta to triumph, with the distinct un
orstanding that if elected hb shall
e the President, not of a party, but
f the whole-people. .He neceepts the
omination confident that the. North
ad South are .eaiger to clasp hands
erosa the- bloody chadm, whioh has
o long divided them, and forget
30y have been enemies.
donversations with, the leading
letmocrats in the House show that oui
f the one hundred and five mem bern
elonging to that party not more that
wen ty-five are it. favor of the Balti.
more Conventjon taaking. a nomliha
on or against ilie ratification of the
omination, of Grooley .and Browsi
~f the not,Aber ath the followinag, viz.
oorheea and Iterr, of Ind.; Camy~
oIl, Lamna6 and Van .Trump,- o~
Ihio ; MoNeil, etf jllios ; SlaTer, o:
Iregon ;i#ird,of New Jersey Aeker
P'em1nsylvcanla ; Young and DuBous,
if Ga.; Crah~land, WInoliehtdr and~
oewls of Ky.' Among the' Republi,
an Serrators whoiave known :to fa;vot
Liebr, frry, of Uonneoticout
C& h 6>rso i. 'ommnr
The editor of the Lexington Ga.
zette, is telling his readers what he
U knows about ghosts, We copy an go
e count of an occurrence.
R Of course ninety-nine out ofea hun.
3 dred oases of curious sound and sight
I are either fancies or of easy explana.
0 ton. In a few instances, after earoful in.
r vestigation by competent persons,
the mystery remains. Of the latter
e class is the
. BMITH CHAD.E ROCKING.
I This is one of the most remarkable
- and best authenticated phenomenon
of its kind on record. It occurred
I in 1840 in Lynchburg, at the resi.
L donco of the late William A. Smith,
I D. D., for many years President of
Randolph Macon College. In that
year he was pastor of Lynchburg
church. An empty cradle in his
r house was noticed rocking of its own
accord. It continued its motion for
an hour. The next day it comweno
ed rooking at the same time, kept it
up, and stopped as on the day before.
Thus it continued daily for over a
month. Many intelligent citizens
and ministers witnessed the wonderful
affair and made repeated efforts to
solve the mystery without success.
It was moved to different parts of the
room without any change in its be
havior. It was removed to other
apartments in the dwelling with the
same result. It was taken to Pieces
and each part scrutinized and refitted,
yet there was nochange in its motion.
The Methodist clergy selected one
of their number to hold the cradle and
revent, if posiible, its movment.
The Rev. Dr. Penn, one of the
purest men of his time, was chosen for
this purpose. While it was rocking
lie grasped it. It wrenched itself fron
his grip I He seized it more firmly. The
timbors cracked and the cradle would
have been broken in the struggle to
t6 release itself, had he not loosened
It was not further hindered .Jn its
daily exercise. After thirty or more
days it stopped and never commenoed
No explanation of this wonderful
affair was ever given or attempted.
The Hulin1 Plant.
Mullein is common in the United
States, growing in recent clearing@
along the sides of roads, in neglectod
flolds, etc., flowering from June to
Auguet. According to the 4laf.
Yearly Compandiun, the plant has
valuable medicinal proportics. The
leaves and flowers are the parts
used. They have a fruits, of rather
pleasant odor, resembling that of a
mild narcotic, and somewhat bitterish,
albuminous tabte, and yield their
virtues to boiling water. Mullein Is
demulcent, diurretio, anodyne, and
anti-spasmodic. The infusion is use.
ful in coughs, catarrh, hmmoptysis,
diarrha, dysentery, and piles. Its.
diuretic properties are rather weak,
yet Is very useful in laying the acridi
ty of urine which is present in many
diseases. It may bo boiled in milk,
sweetened and rondered more palata.
blo by addition of aromatics, for in
ternal use, especially bowel com.
plaints. A fermntation of th leaves '
also forms an excellent local appli.
cation for inflamed piles, ulcers and
tumors. 'rho leaves and the stalk
from a valuable cataplasm in white
swellings, and ifused in hot vinogar
or water, it makes an excellent
poultice to apply to the throat in'
cynonebe tonsillaris, cynanohe ma,
ligna and miumps. The seeds are
said to pass rapidly through 'the
Intestinos, an d have been success
fully used in intestinal obstruction.
They are narcotic, and have been
used in asthma, infantile convulsion,
and to poison fish. The infusion miay
be drank freely. The flowers placed
in a well corked bottle and exposed
to the sun, arc said to yield an excel
lent relaxing oil.*-Journal of CAem.
A touching incident Is reported.
from Chattanooga. An utter stranger
called on a respectable farmer lass
week and asked him11 if his house ha&
not been robbed during the war..
The farmer replied that it had. "I,'"
said this stranger, "was one of a ma-.
rauding party that dId it. I- took a
little silver locket." "That looket,"'
said the faumer, bursting into. tears,
"had been worn by my dear,. doad
child." "Here it is," replied the
aranger, visiblyt affected,' 'I amt
rich -, let me make restitution ;. here<
are $20 for your little- son?': Hir
gave the farmer a $50 bill apd re,
cofvgd $80 In changei *ieo thev
synng the, farmer's lian1l warly .~
of.,'ho farmer hais s;nce dried il
toere and loaded his shot gun. The
50 was bad ,,
Te liidiths'en the War:Pati.
4 errible aocount qOEpe~ frpmtl
Ws-A try ,oegplie~ ueer o
sotXap&h ,wis 9*p$pre.hy i
doy epjtee per# wrere. 1
ted wreI , Vb) grg Jfl$
t an . e
n , e 0% e
lion. James Brooks'alwate of Greeley's
r Strength in the Desratit Convention.
A speclal telek4m from Washing.
ton of the date Of'ay 9th, to the
Now York Trilbun gives us the fol
Ani,)tg the Democratic members of
t Congress who will. pupport the Cin.
e;nuati Presidential ticket is the
f Hon. James Brooke,'of New York.
In the coutse of a coiversation, to-day,
he said that, in%his opir.ion, Mr.
Greeloy will recolVO in the Democrat
io National Convotion the votes of
three-fourthi 'df Ae Now England
delegates, all 'of'"those from New
York, the greotei" &rt of those from
Now Jersey and nsylvania, sever
al from Ohio and I%diana, the entire
delegations from Illinois and Michi
gan, a part of tbos4 from Wisconsin,
all from M innesota n Iowa, Nebraska,
Oregon, Oulifornial Kentucky and
Tennessee, and all the remainder of
the South, except a portion of those
from Georgia. IIe thinks that more
than three-fourths of the Convention
will go to Baltimore intending to en.
dorso the Cincinnati movement,
though he expectsithis course to be
warmly opposed by delegates from
Ohio, Indiatia and Georgia, but only
by gentlemen whos* views are gener
ally extreme. Thpro may be, he
thinks, a rupture ig the Convention,
but it3 influence will only strengthen
Mr. Greeloy among the Republicans.
Wo infer from the above .that a
"bult" from the Democratic Conven
tion is not altogether improbable,
but seems to be' antioipated as being
upou "the slate." Now this, of all
things, is to be deprecated ; but we
hope it will not originato by the ac
tion of Southern members.
Suicide of Gen. George M1cDougal.
About 11:20 o'clock last night,
General George McDougal, of In
diana, died from the effects of mor
phine, at Bregazzi's Hotel on Pennsyl
vania avenue, near Third street.
Yeterday morning he partook of a
hearty breakfast, and after reading a
letter from his wife, and requesting a
friend-Mr. E. Byrne-to answer it
for him, went to the bureau drawer,
and taking out a box of pills, swal
lowed the whole of them, 22 in nunip.
bor, remarking to ,'is friend that- it
would be soon over with him. Dre.
McClain and Dexter were called in
and did all in their power to save his
life, but failed, the quantity of poi.
son in the pills being eleven grains of
morphine. Ho lingered until near
midnight, when he diod. The decoeas.
ed was a large and fine looking man,
about 56 years of age, and was well
known in this city, wher.e he has
spent considerable time within the
last few years. le is brother of Ad
miral McDougal, and was one of the
pioneers of California.-Washington
Star May 16.
Presbylerion General Assembly.
The Presbyterian (Ieneral Assem
bly met in the Grace street Presby.
terian church this morning, and was
opened with a sermon by Rev. Dr.
W. S. Plumer from Isaiah 53 chapter
and 1Ith verse.t
The sermon 'was an exce6dingly
able one, and evinced the fact that
age has not yet begun to dim his
After the sermon, the only business
of importance was the electing of Dr.
Welch, of Arkansas, moderator, and
Dr. Bunting, of Texas, temporary
Delegates are present from every
IPresbytery connected with 'the body,
and they, with the body, and they,
Iwith their families, make quite an
addition to our floating population.
The sessions will be cieb day from
9.} A. M.' to 3 P. M.-Rch m,nd C'or.
Ernplion Alarm Clocks.
The observatory on Mount Vesu
vius is perched upon an almost inac
ces3ible spur of the mountains and
th sprintendent, Professor P'al.
mi r,uring the recent violent erup
tion, has remained at his post, mak
ing a minute record of the motions of
the earthI. At the observatory there
is ain "eruption alarm clock," which
stops and rinmg4 a signal bell on the
slightest movement of the mountain.
Thebre are also three smaller instru
menits, whioh by moans of nioely ad.
juated hair lines and pluments, record
respectively the vertical, the horizon.
t l motions. By t.he aid of mirrors
the movements of thme indexes of the
smaller instruments are reflected upon
a larger instrume,nt.
Deathi of an ExtraordInal'y Nlan,
iCalifornia, papers just received
chroniele the death of Arnold Martin,
lat? j of $au Diego, who in a business
life of thirty-two years started cigh
ton newspapers, in diffeoroet towns
and Stat.es, t.wo of wblehi wore in
Misbachisott6. Of coureit Is not
-' na dsarf to state that In no single
v&inure was he successftul, although
, Ia several instaboes the psd to
v whom be sold made mene3v. He was
a man of'e*tVf6i6d1ary caphefty and
energy, buLloolrink 16bastadsued~ ed
I Rhglabde.. sid .was unry4w naMnoa