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VOL. XL] WINNSBORO, S. C.. WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 1,1876- [NO.. 3
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-LEGISLATIVE t4%OCEEDINGS.
Wednesdnv, Februn '23.
sKNA'r.
The business before this body was
the trial of Judge Montgomery
Mloses, upon the following charges :
1. That he obstructed, hindered
and delatyeCd the execution of the
law in Spartanlurg county in 1874.
by refusing to allow the grand jury
to make a presentlent concerning
the official misconduct of certain
public ofioErs.
2. That, at various times and
laces, ie corruptly demanded
money from litigants in paymenlt- for
decisio)ns sin cases heard before him.
;self.
3. That he eorruptly denmandd
and received, from oflieers of the
rourt, pubile moneys entrusted to
r them. promising to interpose his
udicial power to screen and protect
i .thca frotm ptunishmiient.
3i. That, for abou. fo'nr years, ho
has wilfully neglected to perform the
diutie. of his ollice, causing delay.
IO l1oss and damage to suitors , jurors anId
witnesses.
{5. 'hmat he has, at varions times
ani places, Wilfully neglected his
duties by refusing to sign orders
in ilts presented to himi by consent
of the litigants.
GThat heo has arbitrarily and
per.eniiptorily compelled public
oflicers to violate the law by issuing
evidences of puplie indebtedness
contrary to law.
The committece presented two ad
ditional chiarges, setting forth, in
mih stanuce, that the acicusocl unlaw
.fully discharged a grand jury at
Mpartatnburg inl June. 1875.
Judge Mloses is represented by
Messrs. Riol, Baxter, Youmns,
Johnston, Pope and Campbell.
The accused, tir-oigh his counsel,
claimed that he was entitled to have,
from the managers of the impealh
ment, fill speciicattims, as to per
(sons'a, datdes and acts, under each of
the chargers p referred. The nana
gers ('denied this right, an id pending
thIie discussion of the pomnt, the
senate adjourned.
The house was not in session.
'.'hursday, February 2.1.
IEN.Al;.
Mr. Clinton reported ready for
a third reading : Bills to incorpor
ate the South Carolina Mutuil Aid
.Associat.ion of Patrons of His
lnid:-y : to charter the South At
intic! Ibihtailra Conumay -to in
Lo1an Assoc.iaitioni: to~ incorporate
amen(Id "Ant act to co)ntracet for sup
plies4 for Lith xt'eiutive' departments
of thet' sta~te( go)vernmenit and for the
g eneral assemly."
.9 tesgeNo. 33of his excellency
the ovaorre'rning with his
ob'ject ions anl act (en1titled "An act
to amen~ld a joint resolution anther
izinig the cou~nty coiss115ione(rs of
ileauifort coutyt to levy la special
* tax,' approvedl Febrftary '2(. 187:3.
On thme question 'Shall this act
pass, the objections of his exeellen
c'y then governor to the contrary,
niotwihtsanding~ '"1The yeau and
iiays we're tatken, and1( reso J ed as
.follows: Yeais, 2: nays, 25,. So
the senailte re3fused~ to' pass~5 the net,.
The senate agreed to meet nt 11
o'clck dilyon ad ater this day.
The prlesiden1tanom dth
hour airrivedc for* theo' spec(ial order
for 1 P. Mt., whichl wvas the's trial of'
Whiittoreio~ 1 nhmittedl at res(hl
tion setting forth that the answer
made(1( b y th1e( acened is idaisf hict
and that his praver for miore sopecifie
charges1) h e eied, AdIop'ted,.
T[he furtheri h08aring. of thme case
wa:s t heni' potp.Jond tilli 1March 7.
A4 hJil 11o ann n . ntte
'A~n act to. provide for the settle
4' iment, anad pmayment of certin claims
aigain'st thle t~te' wais taken 1'p and
engrossed,.
A sentelt hill 10 prov'ide) for pur
elhasers andl lessees of land att .SahCm
madeI1( for non1 palyment~t of taixes
being~ pnt into possessi of thme
:same was fiinen up. anid thei enall
ing clause stricken out.
A se'nate bill1 to amend an ae.
enititledl ".\n act, to redulice 1 all ct41
and1( parts oIf actRs providling for the(
a5tssment0i) and1 taxation of propel'
ty into one ac't, andt to mnttond the
amo10," was taken up and~ en'gross
id
Asente bill rolativo to the plates
of the hills of the Paiuk of Ite Stalte
of Sonth Carolina wastaen np and(
passed to a third vadling,.
A sonatlte hill relating to the man
ner of the paymient of all claims
naainsmt the state of South Croina
and for other purposes, Was taken
up, and the enacting struck out.
The sergeant at-arms announced
a message from the senate that it
was ready to proceed with the im
pOachmenllt.
The house refused to attend as in
committee of the whole, and pro.
ceeded with legislative business.
'rho report of the committee on
privileges and elections on the case
of Mr. J. D. Robertson was con
sidered until adjouinment.
Friday, February 25.
sENATE.
-A bill to incorporate the South
Carolina Mutual Aid Association of
Patrons of Hushandry was passed!
and sent to the house.
The re port of-the committee on
finance . n a bill to make appropria
tion to Ioet the ordinary expenses
of the state government for the
fiscal year commencing November 1,
1875, received- its sewond reading.
Mr. Iayne intros uc .d a concur
rent resolution th, t this general
assembly take a recess from the
26th of February to the 6th of
March, at 7 P. M.. Ordered for
-consideration.
Adjourned.
HOUSE or ErRESENTATIvES.
A !Message was received from the
igovem 'nor, saying that he had. sap
-proved ai number of act.:--among
wvhichi is one to amend tin act to
vastin the trustees of Ridgeway
Academy the title to a certain tract
of lhnd.
Davis introduced a resolution re
qluesting the governor to use
liligenceo in bringing to pl)unishlment
certain unknown parties recently
engaged in whipping a family of
nefraEns in Edgoiold county. A
resolution was also introduced, re
(uesting him to furnish the house
with all information in his pos
Session concerning the "dastardly
outrage." IJoth resolutions wore
adopte I.
A senateihill relative to the platos
of the bills of the Bank of the State
of South Carolina passed.
The recommendation that Mr. J.
D. R)hert8tn he removed as a mom.
her of lte Text Book: Conmission
and that he be expelledt as a member
ofthe House, was adopted by ia vote
of 5ft to 25.
Adjoluned.
Saturday, February 26.
SENA E.
A munber of new bills wcro in.
trothree 1, ren-.! by their titles, and re
ferred to aIproin iate comminiittees.
A bill to minke appropriations to
ueet the ordinary Oxpienses of the
state governmtent for the fiscal year
commnlolirillg Novembe: 1, 1875, was
aLnd'1led, passe(d, and returned to
the house.
A bill to provide for the mainten
anco of the state ponitentiary was
ordered to lie on the table.
A resolution that the general
assembly take at recess from Fobrua
ry 26 to March 6 was laid on the 1
table.
Concurrent resolution to appoint!
ai joinit commuittee to investigrate
cer'tain ebjarges atgainist F. J. M~oses,
Jr., WV. J. Whipper andto J. P. Rteed
wvas hbrlid o thet tale~l.
TJ.he htouse 'o~lnurrenlt resoluti ons
relative to oultrag'es in Edgefield
counaty werie co~ncuirred in.
Blill to provide for the eduention
of minor children in the city of
Cohunb ia ande county of Charleston
w ias (changed to an act.
.A.djournaed.
HOUSE OF aEPR'fESENTA'riv'Ps.
A few newv bills were introdueed,
readc by their titles andl pr1operly
The hlouse resolved itself into
'ommliittee of thie whole upon tile
r'~eent alleged (outrages in) Edgofieldl
co un ty. After (debaite, thte com1)
miittee wasI (idischaged from the
fu rthotr co(nsi deration of the sub
ject.
'lThe governor retrn'ed, Zithout
lhis approval, an act to incorporate
the town of Groor's in Greenville
county. Thie veto was unanimiously
A bill to providoi for the relief of
Edward ..k Wesley was laid oni the
Th'ie senate returned thie appro
priiationh bill with sundry amenid
imenits, almost all of which the houseI
reje(( ced
Adjourned,
Yei5. 'ivomen~1 areV an1rOnsionle( and
you mayl have~r remiatrked that whient
one oif them~ .sit-s downrl in a now silk
d1ress on1 1 amir wVhere( ai lit ble boy
wo)rthi*4f iaffy. she will go'( on abthli
it just as bad as if it were two dol
lars' worth,
It is said that H-olkar, the mahbara-.
jah of lIdore as11. Otore4d up in his
paLIlaeo not less than ?,000,000
sterling, Among the things wvhich
tihe managers of theolate Freedman's
Havings JBank regiit most deeply, is
the fact that they didn't got thew
mahiarajaht of Indore to doposit wvith
Did it ever occur to you, kind
maimmas, whlile trotting your babies
on your laps in such a vigorous way
that if somo giant about ten times
your al'o were to trot you in similar
style, the breath would be veryap
to be jounced out of vonr body ? l~
OENThNNIAL BORROWERS.
Finanolal Incidente of the American
Revolution.
Outsido a limited circle of anti
quaries ant close students of the
history of the American revo
lution, it is not known that
George Washington expended : a
portion of his private fortune to do.
fray the expenses of the great strug
gle, and that he was reimbursed in "
the exact amount of his outlay at
the close of the war. Although
ubiquitous in the opinion of the one
my, lie had always personal funds at
ha nd which he disponsed economi
cally. His position as a cashier of
his own revenue led many of the
American patriots, less fortunate, to
call upon him at various times for
money. They had made advances
in the cause of the colonies, and
Washington was always ready to
cash their calls. In support of thes
facts we find in Washington'. ac
counts, as presenited to the first
congress, the following intoresting
items :
July 6, 1775.-To the
account of Thomas Claf
flin, Esq., for money .
expended by him in the
journey from Philadol..
phia to Cambridge, in
which the expenses of
Glen. Lee, Col. Reed and
lothers were included.. ?129 8 2
Sept. 7, 1775.-To
Mr. Sparhiawks on
account................ 2210
Oct. 30, 1775 -To
Moses Fessender ....... 6 0 0
Oct. 30, 1775.-To
Josiah Fessonder .........5 4 0
Nov. 5, 1775.-To
Nv5,17.T George B3aylor ...........3 94,
Tho "Baron do Woodlito appears
to have boon often "short." We find ;
that Washington inserted his nameu'
as follows in his accounts :
March 27, 1776.-To cash:
the Baron do Woodlite..... ?3 12 0 '
. .The accounts further show that
Thomas Patton, 'Mr.; Auston, Wnj.
Hollingshead, John Stansbury,
Capt. Oakley, Majors Carey aud
Harrison, Captain Gibbs, Colonel
Needham, Benjamin Henning and
others obtained various sums of
money from him, they not being
able to get paid for their services
from the Government.
One item is worthy of special at- !
tention. It sheds light upon the (
statesmanlike ability of Washington i
to conduct secret negotiations dle
signed to circumvent the enemy.
July 15, 1775.-To $335 50
given to to induce
him to go into the town
of Boston to establish a
secret correspondence,
for the purposo of con
voying intelligence of
the enemy's movements
and designs........ . ?100 0 0
A footnote marked thus says
"The names of those who are en
ployed within the enemy's lines, and
who may fall within their power,
cannot be inserted."
Washington's payments to tonse
rial artists sem to have been pretty -
liberal, as appears from the follow
mng:
Dec. 5, 1775.-To my bar
bor at sundlry times.. .. ....?6 10 0
March 31, 1776.-To) my
barber.................?41 10 0 a
April 1,1776.- Io expeonses
on visiting several isl
ands in Boston Harbor -
after the evacunationi of
the town by the enmy ?8 15 0
A cENTENNIAL cURio.SITY.
Washington. hofever, was not
able to cope with the enemy in the
disposition of funds. TPhe friends of
King George woreosnugly ensconced
in in.eraitiv'e pos)itions, ats we find
fr~om the following article, which ap
pogrod in the Middlesex *Jouralg
of Jan 1'2, 1776-one hundred
years ago. "As Lord North has
owned in (tho Briitishi) Par'liamex t
that the (English) Ministi'y has been
misled and (deceived by American
informers, it is but justice that the
p~ublic should know thoem. Here
they are :Wentworth. Governor of
New Hlampshiro ; futchinson, late
Governor of B~oston, penusionelr on I
~ireland, .E1,000) a year :Benjamin
Hiallowell, a Gonmmissioner of Cue
toam at Boston, ?600 a year Rug.
glos. one, of the ( ouncil of Boston,
?200 a'year,' pension ; Moilit, (Iustom-n
house o'licer at Now London, ?300
a year ;Wmn. Smith, ani attornoy, of
New York, aind a connselor (who got
many "roforenco:s" fromn the royal
judges) ; James Delaney, a captain I
in the army ;John Watts, contrac
tor, with Harley & Oliver Delaney;
H tockdon, an attorney and counsel
lor at New Jersey ; Fratnklya, ov
ernor of Nowv Jersey, a son of Ben
jamiin Mar'tin, brother toTrgt
Glovernor of North Carolina ;Joina:
thaun ,8owell, a schoolmaster, of
Boston ; .Judlge of the Admiralty, I
I
priest." Anchmauty wais rector of Trini
ty Church, which was under Tory rule
and influences until thme inai defeat
of the British. We see by the ablovO
how King Georgfo used the Custom- V
house against the people.
A Vermont mhan returned home
the other day, after an absence of
eleven years, and( found that neither
of the three husbands his wife had <
married and buried had fixed the 1
LION TAMING.
Prone Paris the other day came a t
story, half grotesque and half re- I
volting, of a cruelly ingenious show- l
man to Whom therU had occurred
the igea of getting up a Liliputian 1
exhibition of tig'rtaming. Ho pro
cured four cats, whoso bodios e i
painted orange4awny, with black i1
stripos, so as to be closely imitativo I
of the hide offeli* gris, and then I
he engaged a little boy, who, clad I
in tights and spangles, was to emitet -
the part of a beast tamer, but' who, it
prior to his appoarancE in public "
was shut up in a cage with the eats I
and instructed to reduce them to r
subjection, and to teach them a
variety of tricks by means of rigor, r
ens chastisement. If, however, the i
poor little tiger king was pi ovided g
with a switch, the four Liliputian
tigers had been endowed by nature
with a duo complement of claws r
and they so worried an4 tore the *
unfortunate lad that, had he not b
been able to make his escape from i
the cage, fatal results mights have i
followed. He ran shrieking intco ! u
the street, pnursued by his master ; a
but the police interfered, and the ti
Correctional Tribunal may possibly I
eave something very serious to say !
to the barbarous promoter of il
Liliputian tiger-taming exhibitions.
sarcely, however, has the echo of al
this afiir died away ore we hear of a
two very alarming accidents which tI
kavo occurred to a pair of wild
beast tamners of some notoriety inl
P'rance. At Havre the lion king i
B3idel has had a sufficiently narrow eC
*cape from a horrible' (loath. It ti
wvas this performner's custom to go is
nito the cage of his wild boasts bear- 'l
ing with him a sheep which, (I
hrough the awe inspired by his to
>rsence, was kept safe from mc
estation on the part of the fero- ti
iouts inma'ites of the den. On a f<
ecent occasion lie entered the t!
ion's cage and placed the sheep on h
he back of the lioness-i feat it
vhich he had often before accom -i
)lished with- perfect safety. No "
ooner, however, had'he done this b ]
han a lingo lion sprang upon the d
umfortunate sheep, burying his ti
eeth in its body. There was a ci
meneral commotion and panic ti
unong the crowded audience, but n
ho undaunted .Bidel stepped for- .
yard, and with a heavy bludgeoe to
lealt Leo such a tremendous blow at
ver the jaws that the boast, titter' at
ig a yell of pain, was completely ci
owed, abandonod his bIcoding I W
rictim, and crouched hunbly at the b:
eat of his master. The sight and tit
thrall of the blood of the sheep were pi
iowever, too much for wild beast !
matuure to bear. The other denizens si
>f the cage 1eganl to howl in an ci
)ninulsi nimner, and with singular rt
ulainimity of teeth and claws theyA
ittacked Monsieur Juidel, even as w
\Lr. William Nye went at the Ie
dleathn Chinoe. The beast tamer j
mot i whit terrified, chased the first bi
ion into another cage, fought his W
,ay back through the romaining ta
0
)ultos, and, rescuing his wounded O.
heep, issued from the den. D'
Ye another accident to a lion. tli
amer occuirred in Paris oni Monday to
ight. At the Theatre (of the am
'olies Blergeres OneO Dehnionico hasi si
faiml great p~opuhu-iity as ai queller pi
>f wil basts ;but accidents will in
mpnj)i in. the hest regulateud (dens, c
mud oni Moniday 41 highly tratined( Si
ion1casf got bor instructor inito aii
~orner and severely mangled one of at1
is handsH There was tremendous 2
-xeii'mount among the audience, and A
,be cuirtaini was let dlown, A fewv pi
uioments afterward the rep~ort of a se
auiisket was heaird, wvhich, of courso, s<
auiised the agitation of the public fu
o grow miore intensej. Tranquillity, lai
owever, wats restored when Del. "I
nonico mamde his appearance at the ot
'oot lights, apparently none the "<
verse for .his encounter with the iir
ioness. Now, it is quito possible o1
,hat ini the account of both t'ueso dla
:asualties there may remain somlfe to
hinag to be read beOtwoon the lines. at
WVild boast tamnors must necessarily Itil
>e men of anllinching courage, and of Iti<
mlerring prsono of miund, but they th
uio likewise, as a rulo, somoething of
als-they are showmion ;and the he
nusket shot may have been a more h
WEup de thetre. In any case .t is mi
muarstood that the Parisj police th~
lave proh)libited any future pori- th
ormuances on the part of Del- thu
nonico ; nor is it unlikely that hi
he always dangerous and fre la
1inontly fatal odhibitions wvill be d<
heinitoly suppressed by the lawv in
broughout the whole of France. TI
t would be certainly h)onoficiall to , f
ho initerosts of civiliz~ationi and ~in
mumanity if similar measures of cc
eopres4sion were adopted in Eng- th
andl. Quito enough is known at Jig
his Limo of (lay about the habits, art
annmer. and characteristics of the so
~ing of beasts. From the days of in
kristotle to those of JRufl'on, fromli
,bo time of Ciuviur to that of Prof. hc
) wan and the late Mr. Gordon ar
Jumming, fe~s o lhas been do- ar
cribod, figured, and criticised from frn
LImot every possible view, until a
here aire no0w only two items on tit
vhich the natural historians are at hi
ssue with resp~ect to the monarch th
>f the forest. Hunters have not cc
inito made up their minds as to s
vhether the lion is really a valiant,w
fenerous, and magnanimona'animnah, Id<
>r whether lie is a sneaking yet hi
>lood-thirsty coward ; while men ij
,f sence have naot bOnn m1iiteu able m
0 determine wuother or not th<
ort of caw or prickle at the tip o
lie lion's tail, the existence of wliel
iricklo was first ascertained b]
llunerrach, was given to this
nimual by iIature, with tho intent o
eting tar a goad, when, wishing to
tiullato himself t) rage, he
ishes his sidet therewiti. B3 it i.
may, the anatomy of the lion
as beon exhaustively studied ; h<
as been magnificently motleld ant
ainted b3 Snydeis, Sir Edwir
and seer, and Mr- IRiviere. Thlen(
a illicieney of leonine specimlei
t the Zoological Gardeus in th<
tegent's 'aik, and in the menage
ies of every European capital ; and
Ill time scems really to have at
ivod when those who are aT1xioml
)r the preservati<.n of peaco anJ
ood order in society ato entitled tc
lui e whether traveling wild beast
hows havo not bleon0u al anach
misit, and mor especially whether
ny exliibition of what is called wild
east taming. should not bo
tade illegal. The subjection of the
most ferocious brutes was an art
ndeniably prac ticol. aunig the
Lcient 2Perians and other Uriemn
ils, and among the Roiman of old.
ii the East, where the combats of
ivago boasts are still a favorite
Luesmenit with "barbarous" or
barbaric" potentates, tr icks of lion
ad tiger taming maliy yet occasion
ly be witii's*ed ; bu, in Europe
1o abolition by Constantine the
-reat of the sanguilinam y sports of
Ie aml)hitheatlc put an end for
any ages not only to the en
>unters of the gladiators, - but to
lo cun.ng of the wild b)east
fellers. An illustrated mnuluscripmt
the AmIbrosiaIl Library at Milton
ionstrates, indeed, that in the
nth century tihere was a shownan
ho used to leadlt tamiio lion thiroug.hI
tu streets of Constantinople, and
reel the brute to performI i varie
" of antics ; but throughout the
[iddle Age1;s, atltl.cwgfh every .Princo
Ettope possessed his nucuagerie,
tempts Were rarely iade to tanie
ty of the royal pots more formid.
u than woives or bears. '1'he
mncing boar, as an object of exhibi
)n in the public thoroughfares,
imC doi to our own ines, anti
e popular belief was that the ani
:l had been taught the terpiseho
atn art in his youth by being made
foot it on hot metal plates ; while
country fairs the wretched Brain,
rongly strapped down in an arm
mir, aurrryed in feminine garb, and
iih his rmuzlo closely shaven was
an audaciously inpudent i1p)os
.re maeo to personate the imythidcal
g faced lady.
Nearly 40 years have elapsed
ae the attention of the whole
vilizu I w.);ld w. i irresitibly di
e-ted toward the exploits of alt
nerican named Van Amnlbu gh,
ts lions aidio tigers, panthers atnd
iardu\ 'Tle trium 11phs which lie
hieved over feral nature invested
mn with world-wide renown ; nor
is anlay class of the eonmlun)uIity 1111
sceptiblc to the attractions of his
traordinmary feats. Over the grat
ake of Wellington, in partieulau,
L bato tamnors cxtibitionr sentuiued
exerc15is kind of fatscination :
i the hero of Waturlbo connis
mned Edwin Landseer to paint a
eturo repirestin ~~ g Vani Amburghi
the enjoyment oh is fuzll stuprema
over the beasts in his dlen, while aci
niilar picture wats paiited of Hler
ajosty. 13ets to prodigious
omnts ere3 maudo in Laondoni andu
iris on the contingency of Vanm
nbuirghI heingt oe dayi torn) in
cocs by his savage pupils But he
01m1 to have escaped without a
ratchi, and some years inlce peaice
ily retired on his well-earneid
tirels. On the exploits of Carter,
he( Lion King" and of numllierouis
her "kings"--and we regret to add]
ueens"--who, with more or loss
(cess, have emulated the powers
Van Amuburgh it were needlesuis to
i'ell ; but the public will not fail
remocumber that thie violentV dea thu
iong wild beast quellors in modern
nos have equalled the fatal casual
is among aeronauts. As regards
oeoxhibition of women in the daumu
wild beasts, such displays, we
>pe, would no longer lhe tolerated
public opinion. Yet there are
my lion kings eaozt tered through
e prinfce, and at any moment
at 0110 of thios heroic but fool
rdy imen has beein hiorribily miiuti
led or hastm met with ai dreatdful
nth. WVild beast t:uninug, indeed,.
volves cruelty of a double kind.
mere is potential cruelty to the pr1
r'mer, who literally carrie~s his life
his hand, and whose risks aire
rtainly at times greater than
oso( incurredl by the Spaunish bull
lhter, whlo, before hto enters tho,
ena, is confessed and receivos aib
lution. It also means1 actual and
le fensiblo cruelty toi animatls. Thie
i, suavage and ferocious beast as
is, has after all his rights, Wo
at entitled to chase himu, to kill him,
a to extirpate his racooaltogether
>m tho face of the land, bocauae lie is
auisance amnd an1 onomy to civiliza
mn. Julce (lorard and other daring
intoe really deserve the thanks of
0 world, since as lion~ slayoirs they
ntributed to thin theq stock of the
ngninary and troachmorous brutes
10 dlevour cattle and (doer, and will
your mankind if they can, But
ving caught the lion, we have nto
th$, to tame him into becoming a
persuasion of rod-hot pokers, crow,
f bars,, spikes and merciless scourges.
It is wi.th such instruments, we fear,
thatt wild animals have been rendered
docile- by the successors of Van
I Amuburgh, and society canwell aftord
to be rid of exhibitions of (locility
which can only have been .produced
by systematic and unrelenting bar
barity to nortally untaiineablo erca
tures.-Londond Tle'legrap/t.
The Carpet-Baggers Rebuked..
Senators Spencer, Patterson,
West, Dorsoy, Clayton and Alcorn,
and Representatives Morey, Purnan,
Stowell, Haralson and Hayes are in
great tribulation. They moet
almost every night in solemnir con
clatve and grieve bver their wrongs.
A few nights ago they held a meet
ing, the object of which was to unite
upon "sonic plan for a revival. of the
drooping prospects of the ropuibhfcan
party in the Southern States, which,.
judging by the tone and sentiments
of these partisans, is only to be ac
con1iplis.ihed by carrying out the
bloody shirt policy, to do which the
aid of the admninstration is to, be
invokod. Patterson related the cir
cunstltnces of a recent interview
between himself and the attorney
general. during which Patterson ex
pressed the opinion that unless
'Federal troops are used in the South,
anal the United States supreme
court sh1:all declare the constitution
ality of the enforcement act, the
South will be hopelessly democratic ;
and he assorted that this fact will be
developed in the next general elec
tion. Mr. Pierrepont is said to have
made the significant remark in reply
that he had noticed that in South -
ern States where the (lemUocrats
have control there is no serious dis
order. and no calls for troops have
c0111 from them, andl he added his
belief that the remedy for the
troubles complained of by the re
plublican1s could and ought to be
found in the courts."
The Judge and Jury.
Sever( sickness in our family pre
vented us from presenting in our
last wook's issue a full record of
the proceedings of the Court, or of
noting several other items which
would have been of interest to our
readers at that time. A corres
pondent, hower, filled much of
our space which we gladly yielded
and we again in this issue devote
roomi to another conimulienation
upon the same subject from a
hghly intelligent source. The ini.
(lignatioIn of the citizens at Judge
IMackey's Course towad the O rand
Jury, seems to be mWven-J. W
were not lreeItt in the cum thouse,
antd consequently (ld not hear the
Judge's reinntrks, but from wIliat we
have hearLd since. and his summary
dismnissing of the Grand Jury before
they had submitted their report and
trioiuszteti'd the busiiness of the term,
we regard as highly improper in al
J udge upon the Bench. The ex
atminatiim of the two negroes, (who
testified before ithe Grand Jury)
in open court by his Honor, was Ia
s(cne n.ever before witnessed in a
coiurt of justice inl these parfts.
Anti sneh a course by the Judge
too k thec Grandl Jury') at a great~ (is
ad~vantajge, for it lmtters not wheth
er thes.e willing witnesses testihied
before 1he Grand Jury ats they did
bfefore thet Judge or not, any 'grand
jurymuam who would have opened his
mouth. yeaL or nay, outside of the
jury room, woudd lhace perjured
The miajor poto fthe gran
jury are intelligenlt and honiest gen
selves to c'orrupit .influences for g: i,
tfavor or afluetioni ; and we believe
thazt they would not hlesita~te to do
their duty consentiously in every
mutane andunderalciuman
ces. Henc'e, we b~elieve his Honlor
di hmgreat injuasti('e ;and as lhe
is Ia very impJulsivea man, andi occa
sionally becomes a little irritable
from excessive work, we have rea
son1 to believe that lhe too regrettedl
his hasty action. As "Citizen" in
tiumated in his communhnien'tion last
week, it is an tufortunate affair,
and for the good of all the people
it would be bet ter that harmony
were0 restored. Uut to bring aibout
this state of feel'nor. tihe people (10
niot (expect, nor1 wouild they have,
the GIrand .Jury to make anmy con
('essions as to their authority as
oficers of the Court, or other'wise.
-Laneuster LedgerP.
"Will your H-onor' please charge
the jury)," aisk td an.1 Arkansas lawyer
at the conlclusion of a horse thief
trial. "I will," replied his Honor;
"the Court charges catch jurymnan
one dollar for drinks, and six dol
laris oxtrai for the one who used( the
Court's hat forn ai 5pittoOnl during
the first daiy of the sessionl."
A (distance east or wecst of four' or
five miles, in California, ofton) makes
a d1iference of ten~ or fifteen degrees
of teumerature.
A French wvriter' describes a young
lady ats one who kisses bher geni
tliaimon friends till she is six vearLIsi
01ld, and~ then leaves off until she is
"Talking to her husband in a loud
tone of v'oice" is enon1gbhat senad
aI P'ersiana wife to jail for thirty
Wool Cotton..
A bale of cotto such'as:hasi evor
been seen,inthis market before by.
I the oldest cot ton-buyer. was recived
yestorday,-by eissrs.. Oatos Bros.,
from Isaac Ilarris,.Esq.,.of' Vor.os.
ville,. Iredell county. It is' of the
exact toxtur.of'w.ool and i1 greasy,
and feols to. the. touchl just .at wool;
it hais almost i) staple. at-aU,, and
whilo. certainly a spocios of this
staple,, has very- fw: of; its qualities.
Handfuls of.'it have. boon, brought
here before by the. farmors,. among
whom it is knowit: as. vegetablo
wool cotton,.but this is the first balo
ever seen here. Ib has no inorchan
table. value. in: thi's market, and will
be shipped by MAssrs.. Ontes 3rotlh
ers to 1?hiladvlphia,.. Mr.. .1 arris.
expects- to realize. a large price for
it,. but cotton. men here doubt if he
will' bo. ablo. to. d4, this;, since the.
growth cannot be adapted to the
uses to which either eotton- or.wool,
strictly speaking, is. aqplieik. It is
Uo far fhrom being cottou that no
classifivation- cnn be found for it,
and it is Ist as far from being wool.
Chartte (N .'.) Observer.
SUccSS I S-UDY.--sThe reason
why one gets a lesson so much more
quickly than another, we think, is.
because he controls his thoughts and
contros them for the time intensely
upon his lesson, to the exelusion of
all other matters, When Dr, Johnson
studied, ho lost all oonseiousness of
external surroundings and becaie
completely buried in the subject be
fore him and thus it was that he
couIld repeat wholo poems, or whole
chapters of a book, after reading
them once. Henico we say, if we
judiciously employ our time, intense
ly apply ourselyos when we study,
we may have loisuro. And in.
deed if wo did not care for
leisure, yet it is better for the
mind to be worked intensely
while it is worked, than carelessly
and loosely.
Nineteen out of twenty milk dealers
who were indicted for selling an
adulterated article wore arraigned in
the court of special sessions at
New York on Wednesday. Two of
them pleaded not guilty, but the
attempt to prove their innocence re
sulted in the first of the pair being
fined one hundred dollars, and the
second being sentenced to one
month's imprisonment. The re
maaining seventeen then pleaded
guilty, and wore lot off with a fine
of fifty dollars each. The remaining
one of the twenty indicted has fled
from the city. In the evidence it
appeared that the milk was not
adulterated with anything worse
than water.
WON THE MoNEY.--"Bet half i dol
lar I shall fall down ! But half a
dollar I shall fall !" murmured an
old chap onc evening as, loaded to
the muzzle with forty rod whiskey,
lie was feeling his way down Smith
street. "Bet half a dol.-" Just here
the old boy's heels flew so high into
the air that his head and shoulders
beat them back to the ground. Ris
ing to a sitting posture, lhe took upl
his hat, rubbed the back of his head
and then said :"Won the money,
by thunder ! And it is the first heOt
I've won this winter !"
Congressman Landers. of the
First Connecticut District, is re
ported to tell this on himself:
Seime one introdluced him in WVash
ington to a Southern member who
immediately asked him to take a
drmnk. "I never dIrink," froplied Mr.
Landers. The other eye~d him over
and then inquired :"Are you a
Demnocraut ?" "Yes, sir." "And don't
drink ?" "Yes, sir." The man looked
at him with great contempt and
then remarked :"Then, by ---, sir
I advise you to change your poli
The Danbury Ne~ws has found out
how marvelously careful a man is
with a new garmont. When lie
comes in he is at great pains to hang
it on a hook entirely by itself, and
woe to any one who hangs anotlher
article over it. At the end of a
week the garment is being picked
up from the floor or chairs forty
times a lay, his wife says.
.An exchange remarks that "some
pdlople are wholly unable to
appreciate irony." We have ob
served th is ourselves, particularly in
the case of wash-women and shiirt
bosoms.
A breed of (logs without tails has
been discovered in Africa, and how
the mnischievouis hoys there 'autilize
old tin kettles and fruit cans, wo.
cannot pr'etond to saty.
One cent per~ bushcl makes a dif
forence of ten millionis of dollars in
the value of the annual crop) of corn
in the Unimtedl States.
'Hail, gentle Spring !' says Thtomp -
son, and gentle Spring hailed, andl
snowed too.
Yen can't speak ini a balloon with
out having high words, but it is dea~h
to fall out.
"Old Man Afr'aid.of-his-Wives" ian
what the Indians call Brigham
Young.
A San Francisco paper recently
headed its leading editorial, "Thue
Trui'th for a ('hang e.'

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