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BY JAMES A. HOYT.
ANDERSON C. H., S. C, THURSDAY MORNING-, OCTOBER 18, 1866.
VOLUME II-NO. 18.
8$4 Jlniitrs?tt ?$lji Jni^lUrj^n^r,
BY JAMES A. HOYT.
TERMS:
two dollars and a half per annum,
IX UNITED STATES CUBBENCT.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Advertisements inserted at the rates of One Dol?
lar per square of twelve lines for the first insertion
and Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion.
Liberal deductions made to those who advertise by
the year.
For announcing a candidate, Five Dollars
in advance.
BS?" Obituaries exceeding five lines charged for
at advertising rates.
CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
op the
SOLDIERS' AID ASSOCIATION.
"Whereas, many of the survivors of
the Confederate Army from the District
of Anderson are disabled by wounds re?
ceived, and disease contracted in the ser?
vice, from earning a livelihood for them?
selves and their families, and many wid?
ows and orphans are left destitute of sup?
plies by the death of their husbands and
rathers daring the late war; and it is a
sacred duty incumbent on those of the
survivors, to whom the God of battles has
spared sufficient health and strength to
labor, to share their means, however
small, with such of their now unfortunate
comrades who still suffer and languish,
nnd to assist, as far as possible, the wid?
ows and orphans of their deceased fellow
soldiers. Therefore,
Resolved, That we, the survivors of the
Confederate Army residing in Anderson
District, do hereby resolve ourselves into
an Association for the purpose of assist?
ing our comrades who are unable to labor
for their living, by reason of wounds re?
ceived, or disease contracted in the ser?
vice, and the widows and orphans of those
who fell in the discharge "of their duty.
BY-LAWS.
1. Na?ie.?This Society shall be known
by the name of the "Anderson Soldiers'
Aid Association."
2. Kbmbers.?Those who have served
in the Confederate Army to the close of ;
the war, or have honorably resigned or
been discharged therefrom, and any who,
though not members of the army, have
nevertheless performed service for the
Confederate cause of distinguished merit,
may be elected members of tho Associa?
tion.
3. Admission.?Applications for mem?
bership shall be made at a regular meet?
ing of the Association, setting forth a
short record of the military career of the
applicant, certified to, if possible, by the
onicers of his immediate command; this
shall be referred to the committee on ap?
plications, to be reported on and ballotted
for at the next regular meeting. This, '
with a similar record, of every member of ',
the Association, shall be copied in a suit- j
able hook, and kept in the archives of the
Association.
4. Officers.?The officers shall be a
President, five Vico-Presidents, a Secre?
tary and Treasurer. There shall also be
a Committee on Applications, a Commit?
tee on Records, a Committee on Charity,
and a Committee on Employment, each
to consist of five members.
5. President.?The President shall
preside at all meetings of the Association,
observing the rules established by parlia?
mentary usage.
6. Vice-Presidents.?In the absence
of the Pr?sident, the senior Vice-Presi
dent present shall discharge the duties
incumbent on his position.
7. Secretary. ? The Secretary shall
perform all the duties belonging to thut
position; and to assist him, is empowered,
with the approval of tho President, to
appoint as many clerks as may be neces?
sary, who, in return for their services,
shall be relieved from all dues while so
engaged.
8. Treasurer.?The Treasurer shall
collect all funds due tho Association, and
hold the. same, subject to disposal as here?
inafter directed. He shall give bond to
the President in such amount, and with
such sureties, as may be required. His
books and accounts shall be audited and
examined by the President and Vice
Presidents, who shall, on every anniver?
sary, lay the same before the Association.
9. Trustees.?The President and Vice
Presidents shall invest any surplus funds
of the Association.
10. Committee on Applications.?This
Committe shall examine into and report
upon all applications for membership, and
as far as practicable, verify the personal
record or military career of applicants.
11. Committee on Records.?This com?
mittee shall collect and preserve in a
book alphabetically arranged, the number
furnished the Confederate Army by An?
derson District, and in a separate book
the names of those who fell as martyrs
to the cause, and endeavor, in every prac?
ticable way, to procure a full and correct
account of their services. They shall al?
so superintend the records of the Associ?
ation.
12. Committee on Charity. ? This
Committee shall inquire into all applica?
tions for charity, and recommend those
who are to receive the bounty of the As?
sociation, and the amount required by
each. No one shall be placed on the
bounty of the Association until effort has
been made to procure employment for the
applicant; and only those who are with?
out adequato means of support, or are
widows or children of those who, if alive,
would have boen entitled to membership
in this Association shall be the subjects
of its bounty.
13. Committee on Employment. ? It
shall be the duty of this Committee to
use every effort to obtain suitable em?
ployment, not only for the members of
the Association, but also for wounded,
disabled or indigent survivors of the Con?
federate Army. For this purpose, they
shall thoroughly acquaint themselves
with the capacity and claims of the ap?
plicants for relief, and shall urge the same
upon those who may be seeking employ?
ees.
14. Meetings.?Tho Association shall
meet annually on the 30th day of August,
when tho officers shall be elected for the
ensuing year, and the regular standing
Committees shall be appointed by the
President. A committee shall be appoint?
ed by the President who shall procure a
suitable room for the meetings of the As
Bociation. The anniversary shall be cel?
ebrated in such manner as may be deci?
ded by tho Association at the regular
meeting next preceding the same. Reg?
ular meetings for the transaction of bus?
iness shall be held quarterly on the first
Mondays in January, April, July and Oc?
tober. Special meetings may bo called
by the President at the written request
of five members, and thirteen mombers
shall constitute a quorum at any meeting
where business is to be transacted.
15. Funds.?Each member shall pay an
admission fee of Fifty Cents, and Twen?
ty-Five Cents on every quarter thereaf?
ter, or One Dollar and Fifty Cents on
eacb anniversary. No funds of the As?
sociation shall be expended except by a
resolution passed at a regular meeting.
No letter of resignation shall be consid?
ered until all dues aro paid; and should
any member be in arrears one dollar and
fifty cents, after being formally notified
thereof by the President, he shall cease
to be a member of the Association, and
not entitled to its benefits so long as he
?hall continue in arrears.
16. Amendments.?These rules may be
lltered or amended by a vote of two-thirds
5f the members present, at any regular
meeting of the Association; provided
such alteration or amendment shall have
been proposed in writing, at the quarterly
meeting previous.
officers elected for tiie ensuing year.
President.
GEN. ELLISON CAPERS.
Vice-Presidents.?Col. Samuel B. Pick
ens, Col. W. D. WiLKES. Lieut. James A.
3-ray, Col. F. E. Harrison and Dr. T. A.
Evins.
Treasurer.?Captain A. T. Broyles.
Secretary.?Lieut. James A. Hoyt.
Greenbacks Not a Legal Tender.?
[t is stated in a dispatch from New York,
;hat in a case relative to ground rent
ately decided by Judge Alexander, of
Maryland, the validity of the act of Con?
gress making greenbacks a legal tender
in the payment of debts, was involved.?
The Judge has filed the opinion that Con?
gress has no power to declare these notes
egal tender. The decision in a number
)f cases assimilating in principle to this
ire referred to as sustaining the views
presented by him. It was deemed a mat?
ter of policy that the enactment should
ie sustained, and an appeal was taken to
iho Court of Appeals of that State, whose
iecision will be looked to with great in?
terest. In case the decision is sustained
by the Court of Appeals, the qnestion will
be taken to the Supreme Court of the
Dnited States for further argument.
We copy the following from the Col?
umbia Phoenix, upon this subject:
In the Court of Common Pleas for York
District, Judge Aldrich presiding, an im?
portant case was tried, as we learn from
the Enquirer, of Thursday. It was briefly
this: The Sheriff, in a certain case, re?
fused to accept United States legal tender
notes in discharge of an execution against
the defendants, and a rule was issued
against him.
The case was ably argued by counsel
on each side, and Judge Aldrich decided,
unhesitatingly, that the United States
Treasury notes purporting to bo a legal
tender are not a legal tender for debts
of any description, arising upon contracts
made either previous to or since the pas?
sage of tho currency Act by Congress.
He conceived that the Constitution of the
United States, as well as the laws of this
State, forbade any such conclusion.
This is an important decision to the
people of this State, and as notice of ap?
peal has been given, the action of the
higher court will be looked forward to
with interest.
Thanksgiving Day.?The President
has issued a proclamation recommending
that Thursday, November 29th, be ob?
served throughout the country as a day
of thanksgiving and praise to Almighty
God, who has been pleased to vouchsafe
to us as a people another year of national
life, which is an indispensable condition
of peace, security and progress. That
the ^year has, moreover, been crowned
with many peculiar blessings; the cruel
war that so recently closed among us has
not anywhere re-opencd. Foreign inter?
vention has ceased to excite alarm or ap?
prehension ; intrusive pestilence has been
benignly mitigated; domestic tranqnility
has improved; sentiments of conciliation
have largely prevailed, and affections of
loyalty and patriotism have been widely
renewed; our fields have yielded quite
abundantly; our mining industry has
been richly rewarded, and we have been
allowed to extend our railway system far
into the interior recesses of the country,
while our commerce has resumed its cus?
tomary activity in foreign seas. The
great national blessing demands a nation?
al acknowledgement. He recommends
also that on the solemn occasion the peo?
ple do humbly and devoutly implore God
to grant to our national councils, and to
our whole people, that divine wisdom
which aloDe can lead aDy nation into
the way of all good.
The Constitutional Amendment. I
Tho annexed letter of Judge Sharkey,
United States Senator elect from Missis?
sippi, addressed to Governor Humphreys,
is worthy of attention. He is a gentle?
man of known judicial ability?having
spent his life at the bar and on tho bench,
and a number of years of it on the Su?
preme Bench of Mississippi?mingled
very little in politics?being an unflinch?
ing "Union man" during the war, and
at its close appointed Provisional Gover?
nor of his State?ho, if any man in the
South, is qualified to speak on the subject
he treats. His exposition of the proposed
amendments, their want of validity, and
their ruinous invasion of the principles of
republican liberty, are all well put, and
should excite the serious consideration of
all patriotic minds, both North and South.
Dear Sir : The public prints inform
me that our Legislature is to be convened
in extra session on .the 15th of October.
The proposed amendment to the Consti?
tution of the United States as a 14th ar?
ticle, may possibly be submitted to the
Legislature for its adoption or rejection,
and as our State has had no opportunity
of being heard through her representa?
tives on this interesting subject, and as
the people of the State have a right to
know the opinions of thoir representa?
tives on a question so vitally important,
I adopt this method, the only one left me.
of giving very briefly the outline of the
opiuions which I entertain in regard to
this proposed amendment. No doubt the
good sense of tho Legislature will guide
that body to a correct conclusion, but the
interest I feel for the welfare and dignity
of the State, demand that I should not
remain silent when both are so deeply in?
volved.
In the first placo, I do not believe the
amendment was recommended by two
thirds of the Congress of the United
States. The constitutional House of Rep?
resentatives consists of members chosen
"by tho peoplo of the several States," and
tho Senate consists of "two Senators from
each State." It is very clear that a body
not so composed, or in other words where
a considerable number of the States aro
excluded from representation in both
branches, is not the Congress of the Uni?
ted States. As well might any body of
usurpers assemble and claim to bo tho
Congress of tho United States. Each
State has a right to know that all claim?
ing to be members possess tho constitu?
tional requisites. Mississippi does not
and cannot know that the members who
recommend this amendment, were consti?
tutional members of Congress. Nearly
one-third of the States were excluded
from representation in both Houses by a
majority of members who assumed to bo
the Congress. If a majority may thus
exclude States from representation, it is
easy to perceive that it may go on in the
work of declaring States disloyal, and in
the exclusion of minorities, until CongresB
shall bo mado to consist only of members
from a few of tho larger States, with all
others excluded. lor instance, New
York and Pennsylvania may so manago
as to control a majority, and begin by
excluding first one small State and then
another and so on, until all tho legislative
power of the nation is usurped and con?
trolled by those two States, and ultimate?
ly oven by tho largest of them.
When the Southern States adopted tho
amendment abolishing slavery, the state
of things was very different; they had
not elected or sent members to tho Con?
gress which recommended that amend?
ment. But when this amendment was
proposed, they had elected members who
appeared at the proper time and deman?
ded to bo admitted, but were rejected.
We are not. therefore, to bo told that wo
have recognized this as a constitutional
Congress.
But again : The President is a compo-1
nent part of the Legislative Department,
and tho Constitution declares that "Eve?
ry order, resolution or vote to which tho
concurrence of Sonate and House of Rep?
resentatives may bo necessary, ("oxcept
on a question of adjournment,) shall be
presented to the President," etc. Noth?
ing can take effect, or be complete until
so presented. And the case is not altered
because a two-thirds vote is required on
amendments proposed; such resolution
is not a complete legislative act until so
presented. In no other way, except
through the President, can such resolu?
tion bo communicated to the States. As
the proposed amendment was not sub?
mitted to tho President, it does not
amount to a rocommondation. It is a
nullity.
But let us look for a moment at the
provisions of tho proposed amendment.
The first section declares that "All per?
sons born or naturalized in tho United
States, and subject to tho jurisdiction
thereof, are citizens of the United States,
and of tho State wherein they reside."
Ifrthen proceeds to prohibit tho States
from making or enforcing any law "which
shall abridge tho privileges or immunities
of citizens." It does not say what are
privileges or immunities; that is left for
the next Congress to provide in virtue of
the last section, which declares "that Con?
gress shall have power to enforce, by ap?
propriate legislation, the provisions of
this article." We may find Congress con?
ferring "privileges or immunities" on one
class, to tho exclusion of another class ;
or we may find Congress assuming abso?
lute control over all the people of a State
and their domestic concerns, and this vir?
tually abolishes the State. Perhaps any
State that has so little self-respect as to
adopt the amendment, deserves no better
fate.
The second section, if my construction
of it be right, would probably exclude one
State from representation in Congross, as
I suppose tbe number of male negroes
over twenty-one to be nearly equal to the
number of white males. It is therefore
a mere effort to force negro suffrage upon
us, whether we aro willing or not. Ei
their do this or you Bhall have no repre?
sentation. It is presumed that our intel?
ligent people would not hesitate long in
making their choice.
The third section provides that no per?
son shall hold any office who may have
heretofore have taken an oath to support
the Constitution of the United States,
and who afterwards engaged in the rebel?
lion, or who gave aid and comfort to
those who did engage in it. This is a
sweeping act of disfranchisement, which
would embrace, perhaps, a majority of
our citizens; for there are probably few
who have not, in some way or other,
taken an oath to support the Constitu?
tion.
Even those who opposed secession, and
engaged in tho war only under compul?
sion, would be embraced by this provis?
ion, as well as tho man who had given to
a hungry soldier a meal's victuals or a
piece of bread; and also those who, in
charity, bad given aD article of clothing
to a suffering friend or relative in the ar?
my. Such a provision would be so con?
trary to the theory of our Government,
and so oppressive towards a very large
class of the population of the Southern
States, that it cannot be supposed that
those who proposed it could have enter?
tained a hope that it would bo accepted.
They ought to have known, too, that such
a provision was calculated to endanger
the existence of tho Government, as rev?
olutions may always be expected, sooner
or later, from acts which disfranchise the
enfranchised class. If the people cannot
exclude unworthy or undeserving men
from office by the instrumentality of the
ballot-box, then they are unfit for self
government, and the sooner they abandon
the experiment the better.
I need say nothing of tho fourth sec?
tion, but the fifth is the Trojan horse
abounding in mischief. It provides that
"Congress shall have power to enforce,
by appropriate legislation, tho provisions
of this article," which may bo con?trued
to authorize Congress to do whatever it
may desire to do. Under this same pro?
vision, attached to tho emancipation
amendment, you have the Civil Rights
bill and tbe Freedmon's Bureau bill. It
was construed in the Senate just as I ad?
monished many members of the Legisla?
ture it would bo, to authorize those odi?
ous measures. We should profit by the
experience it has furnished us.
I might have greatly extended my ar?
gument in support of tho many objec?
tions to this amendment, but have deem?
ed it sufficient very briefly to express my
own opinions, and to loave the subject for
tho reflection of all who may feel an in?
terest in it. I will only add that should
this amendment become part of the Con?
stitution, we shall have a very different
Government from that which wo inheri?
ted from our ancestors.
Very respectfully,
Relief.?A vast number of those who
aro loudly demanding relief belong to
that class who,notwithstanding they have
been robbed of the major portion of their
propert}r, are still as wasteful and extrav?
agant as in former years. They dress as
fine, have as costly equipages and fare as
sumptuously as in the days of their pros?
perity. Did it never occur to them that
the means of relief are within easy reach,
without any legislation. Let them cur?
tail needless expenditures and pay their
needy creditors, and they will find a de?
gree of relief they have probably never
dreamed of!
This will not only relieve them person?
ally, but their creditors also, and through
them tho community in general.
One species of extravagance from which
our people in towns and cities now suffer,
is the employment of too many domestic
servants. Indeed, we doubt whether, in
these times, any should be employed.
Every family ought to learn to live inde?
pendently. These are not times in which
to waste provisions and money upon idle
freedraen, when disabled soldiers and tho
widows and orphans of those who lost
their lives in defence of the "lost cause"
aro threatened with starvation.?South?
ern Watchman, Athens, Ga.
-
? The Grant county (Illinois) Herald
relates that a man named Lyon was bit?
ten three times on the foot by a rattle?
snake while binding grain, and fell to the
ground. He was carried to the house,
drank half a pint of alcohol and camphor,
then a quart of whiskey, and then a
quart of puro alcohol, feeling no symp?
toms of intoxication. Tho next morning
he folt some numbness and pain in his
limb and drank another pint of alcohol,
then swallowed a quarter of a pound of
fine-cut chewing tobacco boiled in sweet
milk. These doses, which it would be
supposed would kill anybody, had no in?
jurious cffectB, and the fourth day after
tho bites he felt well enough, only a little
soreness from the knee down.
.-*-?
Something we all Ought to Know.?
The Treasury Department will not recog?
nize as of full value torn greenbacks. If
part of a bill is lost, a discount is made in
proportion to the missing portion. Take
an example?one-fourth of a five dollar
greenback is torn off, the value of the
note is worth but $3.75. A fifty dollar
greenback in tho same condition is worth
S37.50. The names of tho signers may
be legibly written upon the lace of a bill,
but that will not avail anything if a por?
tion of the note is lost. Thero may bo a
reason, and it is probably a good one, why
this difference is made, but we cannot seo
W. L. Shabkey.
the necessity of it
Soldiers Associations.
In a speech delivered before tho Sol?
diers' Association recently organized at
"Walhalla, Pickens District, Gen. "Wade
Hampton made the following eloquent
and touching reference to the formation
of these Associations and their objects.?
"We commend his remarks to the atten?
tion of all soldiers of the Confederate
army wheresoever dispersed, and trast
that each one will feel in duty bound to
rescue from oblivion the names of dead
comrades, render assistance in perpetua?
ting the record of all, and exercise that
charity which vaunteth not itself in pro?
viding for the comfort and sustenance of
widows and orphans. Especially do we
desire the soldiers of Anderson District to
unite as one man in this great work. Re?
ferring to his old Brigade and their his?
toric deeds, Gen. Hampton said:
All these proud but sad memories come
thronging fast upon my heart, when I
look again upon the men who shared with
me for years, the privations, the perils
and the glories of the past. And though
meeting them under such circumstances
as the present, is fraught with many sad
reflections, it is a source of infinite grati?
fication to mo to see them once more.?
You, of my old command, never failed to
respond when I called upon you, and now
that you call on mc to join with you in
paying a merited tribute of respect to our
martyred dead, I would be ungrateful in?
deed, were I to refuse to answer to the
appeal.
To record the names of tho bravo men
who gave their lives to the country; to
perpetuate the memory of their heroic
deeds; to dock their humble graves with
flowers, as we mourn their untimely late,
are the sad and the only privileges we
have. In our poverty, we are not able
to raise suitable monuments to mark -heir
last resting places; in our defeat, we feel,
that as far as human wisdom can fathom,
they died in vain; and in our grief at
their loss, we can scarcely reconcilo their
death with the perfect justice and tho in?
finite mercy of the Almighty. It was not
permitted to surviving kindred and friends
to consign thoir loved remains to their
last home, with all the tokens of n spect
and honor; but they sleep, nevertheless,
in honored graves, and their duty ziobly
done the}7 have
"Sunk to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest."
No pious hand collects their sacred dust.
They sleep wherever the folds cf the
Southern cross has waved in triumph, and
they find fit resting places on the fields
their valor won. Your governmor.t sets
apart and consecrates great National
Cemeteries on your soil for those who,
while invading that soil with fire and
sword, wero welcomed to hospitablo
graves; while the men who died on, and
in defence of their native land, sleep in
unmarked or perhaps unknown graves.?
Their ashes are not permitted to repose
in National Cemeteries, and branded as
rebels while living, thoy have not the
privilege, accorded to their foemen, of
Christian sepulture?when dead
"Their's was unconsecratcd clay."
It behooves us then?the men who stood
shoulder to shoulder with thorn while
thoy were fighting for their country?the
people in whoso defence they laid down
their lives, to show by all the means in
our power, that wo are grateful for the
sacrifices thoy made in our behalf, and
that we reverence their memory. Tho
Association you have this day formed,
has these laudable objects in viow, and if
these were its only purpose, it should
meet the cordial approval of every man,
woman and child in our State. But high
and worthy as are these aims, it contem?
plates others, even higher and worthier.
These are to clothe the naked, to feed the
hungry, to aid tho orphan, to comfort the
widow; to alleviate the sufferings of all,
and to pour balm into their bleeding
hearts. God will surely bless an under?
taking which has such holy purposes in
view, and the good of every land will
think that you are proving yourselves
worthy of the men who died in tho effort
to make you free. 1 bid you God speed
in this holy work, and I invoke upon it
tho blessing of tho Almighty. I hope that
organizations of this sort will spring up
throughout tho entire South?that they
will scatter blessings broadcast over our
land, and that they will serve to bind our
whole people together.
Dignity vs. Miiith?What's the use of
that long face ? Why not let the joyous
laugh wrinkle, for a moment, the stolid
countenance, that looks like a piece of
sheepskin stretched over a drum-head;
not a wrinkle or a sign of emotion in it ?
How really repulsive is dignity. Who
enjoys himself in the company of such ?
Why, such a fellow looks as though ho
were a standing monument, hired by grim
despair to grieve over the few pleasures
of life that are left us.
Some people consider a long faco and
frowning brow as marks of importance,
and indications of superior wisdom. How
sadly mistaken. Dignity and self-impor?
tance are always inversely in proportion
to brains. Tho man who has to undergo
tho penance of a lifetime to make folks
think bim smart, is certainly conscious of
his own inferiority. His assumption is
sheer presumption.
We always feel a pity, bordering on
contempt, for such characters. They are
the counterfeits of intellectual and moral
coin. There is not the ring of the true
metal about them. We would not un?
dergo this severe penance for the reputa
tation of Solomon.
-o
, ? Can a man keep his feet dry when
he has a creak in his boots?
Butler the Beast
Is still upon his grand tour through tho
strongholds of Western Radicalism and
if the huge and blatant brass bands
which everywhere welcome the copper
hero do not greet him with tho "Rogue's
March," they fail to rendcr.him a tribute
which he most richly merits for his num?
berless larcenies. It is a somewhat amu?
sing illustration of the matchlesB impu?
dence of this reprobate and charlatan,
[ that although the strong walls and
gloomy, frowning portals of every State
prison which he passes must remind him
of the punishment which he merits, that
he should make the trial and impeach?
ment of the President the text of every
harangue he delivers. And for this work
he is paid two hundred and fifty dollars a
day by the Radical party.
The sad and humiliating fact is already
attracting attention at home and abroad,
that while this brazen Beast is now wor?
shipped by moral and religious Massa?
chusetts, and hailed as a future President
of the Republic by thousands of frantic
fanatics in the Western States, none of
his admirers pretend to defend, excuse or
deny those hideous and loathsome im?
moralities which have made the God?
fearing people of every country of Chris?
tendom shun Butler as if ho was a leper
whose touch was pollution and death/
They know that ho has been stamped as
a coward, humbug and pretender by-Gen..
Grant in an official report, and "that the
public and press everywhere brand him as
a common thief and swindler," and yet
his electioneering journey from Massa?
chusetts to the distant territories of the
West has been a prolonged ovation, mod?
est girls, sedato matrons and tough old
maids uniting with sanctimonious clergy?
men and respectable business men of all
classes to award him honors which they
would have begrudged Grant and Farra
fut. The people of no civilized nation
ave over presented a spectacle so humil?
iating and disgraceful as that of a people
prostrate at tho feet of a notorious church
robber, bummer and despoiler of widows,
and orphans.
As he was a disgrace to the Federal ar?
my, and. as he notoriously enriched him?
self by pillage and robbery and aposta?
tized from the support of Mr. Jefferson.
Davis for the Presidency to rob in the
rear of the Yankee armies; and as, be?
sides doing these thing9, he has done ab?
solutely nothing to make bim notorious,
we are forced to infer thai his villanies
have made him the idol of his section.
He is adored because he accumulated a
fortune of two millions by secretly tra?
ding with tho Confederate authorities,
and by pillage and confiscation. He is
worthy of the Presidency because ho in- .
suited Southern women, carried off the
silver candelabra of the Jesuit Church in
New Orleans, and "opened the tomb of
Albert Sydney Johnston aud tossed about
his remains in search of concealed plate?"
He is the great representative man of a
virtuous and refined Boston, because he
drove a helpless lady from the most cost?
ly and spacious residence on St. Charles
street, in New Orleans, confiscated her
plate, bed linen, furniture, glass, china,
pointings and library, and permitted tho
poor lady whom he expelled to take with
her nothing but the apparel upon her
person. It is because he turned the splen?
did mansion in question into a "drunken
brothel, whose nightly orgies made it the'
nuisance of the neighborhood," that Mas?
sachusetts deems him worthy of the Pres?
idential mansion.?Richmond Times.
Terrible Tragedy.?The Albany (New
York) Argus gives the folioWing particu?
lars of a tragic occurrence that took place
recently near Albany. It appears that a
young man named Palmer had been pay?
ing his attentions, for some time, to the
daughter of Archibald Stevons.and finally
became ongaged 40 marry her. Learning
of this engagement, the fathor, who, had
taken a dislike to Palmer, became exas?
perated, and forbade him the house, and
at the same time cautioned his daughter
against seeing or speaking to him nefe
after.
This was some months ago, and during
all this time, he managed to keep his
daughter so close at homo that it is
thought they did not meet. Yesterday,
however, during a brief absence from his
house, he learued that Palmer and his
daughter had met, and had gone off to?
gether in a wagon, to Coeyman's Hollow,
which is about two miles from his home.
He immediately started in pursuit, and
met Palmer near tho house of Mr. Electa
Shear, but his daughter was not present.
Palmer entered the house hurriedly, say?
ing as ho hastened up stairs, "Where shall
I go? Stevens says he'll shoot me I"
Stevens, following close behind, was
heard to ask, "Where is my daughter?"
and a moment after the inmates of the
house, all of whom were in the rooms on
the first floor, heard two or three pistol
shots. The next instant Palmer ran
down stairs hatless, and the blood stream?
ed down one side of his face, and as he
passed through the front door he exclaim?
ed : "I've shot Stevens!" A few minutes
after he was seen riding out of the village,
with the girl beside him in the wagon.?
In the meantimo Mr. Shear's family ran
up stairs and found Mr. Stevens quite
dead, from a pistol shot which had enter?
ed his cheek and pierced his brain. There
is no doubt but that Palmer was also shot,
as a bullet was found in his hat.
Mr. Stevens was a wealthy farmer, and
a man of excellent reputation, and it is
also said that the character of Judson
Palmer has hitherto been good. Ono
cause of Mr. Stevens' aversion to the mar?
riage was that his daughter was only
fourteen yearR old.
.? Loving times?When oVorything is
about as dear as it can be.

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