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BY JAMES A. HOYT.
ANDERSON C. H., S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 25, 1866.
VOLUME II?NO. 19.
JAMES A. HOYT.
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Our Charleston Correspondence.
The Constitutional Amendment ???
What the Hehald says about Gov?
ernor Ose?What the people begin
'to'believe?gen. slckles' last or
deb?The Street Railways?Health
by Charleston, *c.
(From our oum Correspondent.)
Charleston, Oct. 12,1866.
The most important local event of the
"week was the appearance, on yesterday,
of a leading editorial in the Daily News
of this city, which enjoy a the largest cir?
culation of any newspaper in the State,
breaking ground for the discussion of the
Constitutional Amendment. After sur?
veying the political situation of the South,
and properly calling the adoption of this
Amendment, by the Republican Party, as
.a platform for reconstruction, a ma?terly
manoeuvre, that excellent journal con?
'?Disagreeable, then, as the prospect
may be, we are forced to conclude that,
without any power in us to control the
tide of events, we are drifting slowly
back into the Union on the basis of the
Constitutional Amendment, and that we
will only cease to occupy our present
- anomalous position when wo aro repre?
sented in Congress by men who can take
the test oath, and when our State offices
are filled by men who have never violated
an express oath of allegiance to the Uni?
It ia easy to perceivo from this lan?
guage the intention of tho Neics, at no
_distant day, to advocate its adoption. If
it does so, I am satisfied it will meet with
popular endorsement; not immediately, per?
haps;, but as boon as the people have been
convinced, as they must ultimately be,
that it'is oar only salvationV
i Unpleasant as may be the necessity
which will compel us to accept it, it will
inevifeibly occur. The recent elections
are indicative of the support which Kad
ical measures are to receive at the coming
session of Congress; and if this Amend?
ment is rejected, the irritation of the
North will vent itself in more exacting
and destructive legislation. This our peo?
ple are beginning to realize, and hence a
remarkable conversion of public senti?
ment is progressing, and finding expres?
sion in such utterances as that of the
News. It is true that thus far no promi?
nent map. in the State has publicly advo?
cated its adoption, but not a few of them
are*-prepared to do so when the proper
tune shall arrive. This will be at the
coming session of the General Assembly,
and irtthis connection it becomes a" mat?
ter Of great interest to ascertain what is
the position of Gov. Orr.
? It is asserted by the N. Y. Herald, of
the 9th, on the authority of its Charles?
tons correspondent, that he will support
the Amendment, but as this statement is
coupled with another, and unquestionably
an erroneous one, to the effect that he in?
tends to suggest a re-election of mcmbors
of Congress, in order that men may be
sent, who can take the Test Oath, there is
a grave doubt of the voraciousness of ei?
ther report. However, they have affor?
ded the Herald an opportunity, which it
has gracefully employed, to pay a merited
tribute to the sagacity and wisdom of the
Governor, and to compliment his State
upon the passage of her "Civil Rights
Bill." Whatever the present attitude of
Gov. Orr in reference to the Amendment,
I am satisfied that the masses of the peo?
ple will have been educated by December
to believe in its efficacy and expediency as
a preventive to more objectionable legisla?
tion, and that their representatives will
be expected to ratify it, if he recommends
them to do so. It is the lesser one of two
evils,; aud Jthough obnoxious enough, is
certainly--preferable to the confiscation
and free suffrage which will follow its re?
ifuch dissatisfaction is felt here at the
recent order of Gen. Sickles, purporting
to restore civil law. Its whole spirit is
utterly antagonistic to its purposes, and
teems with offence. Whilst conceding
in general terms their jurisdiction, he not
only undertakes to make unwarrantable
exceptions to the powers conferred on the
Civil Courts, but sets aside the statute
law of the State by declaring that "cor?
poreal punishment shall not be inflicted
upon any person other than a minor, and
j then only by the parent, gnardian, teach?
er, or one to whom said minor is lawfully
bound by indenture of apprenticeship."
Besides this, it occurs to me that he vio?
lates, by indirection, the Constitution of
the United States. Par. V. of the Order
continues: "Nor shall any person be
sold to service as a punishment for crime,
or for other cause, by any authority what?
ever." This is in the face of the Consti?
tutional Amendment which was adopted
in February, 1865, and ratified by the
States, (and now forms a component part
of the Constitution itself,) which special?
ly excepts from the operation of its prohi?
bition on slavery involuntary servitude as
a punishment for crime, and thereby con?
stitutionally approves of such punish?
ment. Other objections can be indicated,
but enough has been shown to stamp tho
whole order as a mockery of law.
The District Court has gone into ope?
ration under the auspices of Judge Gco.
W. Logan, and now sits at Chambers on
Mondays and Tuesdays of every week.
The Provost Courts are henceforth abol?
ished, to the intense satisfaction of our
The United States District Court is
now holding its regular session in this
city. Nothing of importance has so far
appeared for consideration. The Grand
Jury will make their presentment on
Monday, and after noticing generally the
condition of the country, will advert to the
imprisonment of Mr. Davis as a reproach
to the Government, and urgo his release
or immediate trial.
The Street Railway has been commen?
ced, and will be vigorously pushed to
completion. It will start from the Old
Exchange, at the corner of East Bay and
Broad streets, and run a double track
through Broad, Meeting, Calhoun and
King streets to Lino street, with a branch
road of a singlo track through Wentworth
and Rutlcdge streets to the same termi?
nus, connecting with the main road at
the corner of Meeting and Wentworth
streets. Horse-power will be used as tho
locomotive agency, and eight passenger
cars will constitute the roiling stock for
the present. It is expected that the road
will be in complete order by the first of
January, and then will disappear those
lumbering contrivances which from time
immemorial have always boasted "room
for one more."
The apothecaries and druggists are la?
menting the decrease of their business
since the first of this month, and I heard
one of our most popular phj-sicians say
to-day that, for the first time in many
years practice, tho day had passed by
without a single call for his services. It
was the best comment that could be made
on the hygienic and sanitary condition of
the city. SCRIBE.
. Civil War.?We are certain that there
is good sense and good advice in the sub?
joined 6hort extract. There are frequent
allusions in the papers?particularly in
the Northern papers?to another civil
war, and in referring to this fact, the
Memphis Appeal says, as we think, with
Let us, also, not forget tho lessons of
the past. There is talk of civil war, and
we are counted upon. There was talk of
war in 1860, and we were put forward to
inaugurate it. There was more than talk
?there was war. But the part of our
Northern friends was left out. When the
pinch came, our sympathizers either drop?
ped off voluntarily, or were forced off by
the pressure brought to bear upon them
in the North. When they talk of war
now?let them talk, but it behooves us to
keep our mouths shut and our eyes shut.
Lot us abstain from all entangling alli?
ances that mti.y subject us to injury and
prosecution. We did not understand our
Northern friends in 1860. We thought
they meant what they said. "We have
now learned that they say many things
that they do not mean. All Northern
parties made up their family quarrel, after
we had got fairly into the war, and they
prosecuted it together. They would, in
all probability, do the same thing again.
Bachelors.?In the good old times, it
was considered unpatriotic in a citizen to
remain a bachelor all his days. By the
Spartan laws, those citizens who remain?
ed bachelors after middle age were ex?
cluded from all offices, civil and military.
At certain feasts they were exposed to
nblic derision, and led around the raar
ct place. Although, genorally speaking,
ago was usually respected at Sparta, yet
this feeling was not manifested toward
old bachelors. "Why should I make way
for you," said a Spartan youth to a grey
headed old bachelor, "who will never
have a son to do me the same honor when
I am old ?" The Roman law pursued the
same course toward old bachelors. They
had to pay extra and special taxes, and
tinder Augustus a law was enacted by
which old bachelors were made incapable
of acquiring legacies and devises of real
estate by will, except from their near rel?
? There is no probability whavever of
the President changing his present posi?
tion as to his restoration policy?as has
been intimated in some of the papers.
Result of the Elections,
The Nashville Union and American, in
the annoxed article, embodies our con?
ception of the true meaning of the recent
elections in the North, and supports in
the main points the views expressed in
an editorial last week. An earnest de?
sire to promote a healthy public senti?
ment, and avoid moroseness and morbid
despondency, induces us to strengthen our
position by this extract from one of the
ablest and most influential journals of the
South, and we commend its careful and
considerate tono to tho readers of the In
It does not sensibly change the politi?
cal condition, and is significant only in
the fact that it entitles the radical Con?
gress to claim that their action has been
sustained by a majority of the people in
those States, and encourages the artful
and ambitious leaders of that body to
abate nothing of their audacious attempts
to rule the nation in the interests of a
sectional party, and in violation of the
Constitution; and to impede the patriot?
ic efforts of the President to restore the
Union, to re-establish peace under the
purely civil forms which our system of
Government contemplates, and to re-as?
sure the public tranquility by a guarantee
oflRjqual and impartial rights to the citi?
zens of every section of the country.
Wo confess that this is a deplorable re?
sult, but it is one not unexpected in the
calculations of any one who has closely
observed events for the past few months,
and therefore should not sink those who
hoped for a different result in the slough
of despondency, or cause them to relax
in effort to avert from themselves and the
Ration the untoward consequences which
may ensue. We do not under-rate the
significance of expression of the popular
sentiment, but as a people we are prone
to magnify the effects of elections. In
the flush of a triumph at the ballot-box,
the successful party exults, and exagger?
ates tho importance of their achieve?
ment; while the defeated party suffers a
corresponding depression, and, being in
the mood to concede all that its opponent
claims, gives way to gloomy vaticinations,
and commences to conjuro up horrifying
images of the future. There is "some?
thing too much of this," and we can per?
ceive no reason in the result of the recent
elections to indulge the fears that some
express of further and extreme action by
the radicals, either looking to impeach?
ment of tho President, or more direct
revolutionary assaults upon the Constitu?
tion, or greater oppressions upon the
Southern people. In it there is no ground
to justify a dismissal of all hope that the
Northern people are not utterly insensible
to justice and magnanimity, and that they
have cast their constitutional obligations
entirely to tho winds. It does not show
that the masses of the North are prepared
to support the more reckless of their lead?
ers in the bold schemes ot revolution
which they have promulgated. We think
that any one who so interprets the result
is yielding too readily to the first feelings
of gloom that follow a political defeat,
and that they will soon see cause to revise
6uch an opinion.
It should be borne in mind that, by the
shrewdness of radical politicians, the real
issue in these elections has been avoided,
and the popular mind diverted from the
consideration of tho main question, which
is the preservation of the Government,
under the Constitution, from the invidious
dangers which lurk in tho licentious abuse
of undelegated power by tho party now in
the ascendancy. This grave and really
threatening problem which the people will
have to solve, sooner or later, if they save
the substance of their liberties in this
contest, has been ingeniously concealed
and postponed in the recent canvass. The
people ot the North have pronounced no
opinion upon this question fairly and just?
ly presented. Their judgment and rea?
son have not been consulted. On the
contrary, they have been lashed into con?
vulsions of passion, and electioneering
has been applied exclusively to their feel?
ings and prejudices. Amid a senseless
clamor about "copporheadism," and in?
flammatory exhortations against rebels,
and under the influence of fears excited
that by the read mission of the Southern
States to their lawful and rightful status
in the Federal Union, the Government
would again pass under the control of
those still hostile to its integrity, the un?
scrupulous leaders have contrived to shuf?
fle their nefarious schemes to the bottom
of the pack, and cozen many honest and
well-meaning citizens into their support.
These elections, in our opinion, mean this
and nothing more. The effect is detri?
mental to the early return of conserva?
tive rule in tho counsels of the country,
it is true, but they do not signify a delib?
erate support of a spirit of revolution,
such as will take form in tho impeach?
ment of the President. The boldest and
most wicked of the leaders who have in?
cited tho popular feeling of the North to
this pitch, upon a close calculation of
Tuesday's figures, will learn, too, that
twenty thousand majorities in States that
cast from a quarter to half a million
votes each, do not afford sanction or en?
couragement to their scheme?. We have
confidence that ultraism does not dare yet
to go beyond tho point it has reached.
We commend to our conservative
friends, in this season of depression, the
example of the President. He stands
firm and undismayed on the ramparts of
the Constitution, and is confident that the
judgment of his countrymen will, when
brought to know the danger, yet rescue
? The Marine Bank, of Georgia, ie
redeeming its notes at par.
Wade Hampton on the Crisis.
The following is the conclnding portion
of the speech of Gen. Wade Hampton,
delivered before the "Soldiers' Associa?
tion" at "Walhalla, South Carolina, on the
I have placed before you the record of
the South and that of tho North. Let
the world decide which is entitled to hon?
or?which to shame. I have drawn in
dark colors, but alas! in too true ones,
tho condition of our country, and I now
turn to the discussion of what should be
our policy. In the anomalous condition
in which wo are placed, it is a matter of
great difficulty to mark out the proper
course for us to pursue, but there aro cer?
tain cardinal principles of which we should
never lose sight. The first of these is,
that as we accepted the terms offered to
us by the North in good faith, we are
bound by every dictate of honor to abide
by them fully and honestly. They are
none the less binding on us because the
dominant and unscrupulous party at the
North refuse to accord to us our just
rights. Let us, at least, prove ourselves
worthy of the rights we claim; let us set
an example of good faith, and we can
then appeal with double effect to the jus?
tice and magnanimity of the North.
These virtues, I would fain hope, are
not totally extinct among that people,
and there aro brave men there, who are
battling for justice, for constitutional lib?
erty, for the equality of all the States,
and for the rights of the South. The on?
ly hope, not alone for the South, but for
freedom itself, on this continent, lies in
the success of this party-. Wo are their
natural allies, and I would sacrifice mudh,
where honor and principle are not inva?
ded, and then I would not yield one jot
or tittle, to strengthen their hands in the
great contest, which is soon to decido the
fate of Constitutional Liberty and Repub?
lican Institutions in the United States.
The President of the United States has
lent the great influence which his high
position, his strong intellect, his firm pur?
pose and his indomitable will, give, to this
new conservative party, and to his sup?
port every Southern man should rally
Wo may, porhaps, feol that he has not
gone to the extent of his power or of our
expectations in carrying out his policy to
its legitimate ends, but we cannot forgot
that he has been the only bulwark to
stand between our unhappy oountry and
certain, irretrievable and everlasting ruin.
But for him, the horrors we endured du?
ring the war would have been far sur?
passed by those of peace. And though
differing with him in many points, I
cheerfully accord to him the highest praise
for the brave and patriotic stand he has
taken in defence of the South and of the
Constitution. There is one other point
on which there should be no misunder?
standing as to our position, no loop on
which to hang a possible construction as
to our views, and that is the abolition of
slavery. I have already int;mated that
the mode by which the North socured the
acquiescence of the South in the consum?
mation of this purpose was a breach of
faith on her part.
Of all the inconsistencies of which the
North has been guilty?and their name is
legion?none is greater than that by
which she forced the Southern States,
while rigidly excluding them from the
Union, to ratify the constitutional amend?
ment abolishing slavery, which they could
do legally only as States of that Union.
But the deed has been done, and I, for
one, do honestly declare that I never wish
to see it revoked. Nor do I believe that
the people of tho South would now re?
mand the negro to slavery if they had the
power to do so unquestioned. Under our
paternal care, from a more handful, ho
grew to bo a mighty host. Ho came to
us a heathen, we made him a Christian.
Idle, vicious, savago in his own couutry;
in ours he became industrious, gentle,
civilized. Let his history as a slave be
compared hereafter with that which he
will make for himself as a froedman, and
by the result of that comparison we are
willing to be judged. A great responsi?
bility is lifted from our shoulders by this
emancipation, and wc willingly commit
his destiny to his own hands,hoping that
he may prove himself worthy of the new
position in which he has been placed. As
a slave he was faithful to us; as a freed
man, let us treat him as a friend. Deal
with him frankly, justly, kindly, and my
word for it he will reciprocate your kind?
ness, clinging to his old homo, his own
country and his former masters. If you
wish to see him contented, industrious,
useful, aid him in his effort to elevato
himself in the scale of civilization, and
thus fit him not only to onjoy tho bles?
sings of freedom, but to appreciate its
The essential points, then, in tho policy
we should pursue, are, it appears to me,
these: That we should fulfil all the obli?
gations we have entered into, to tho let?
ter, keeping our faith so clear that no
shadow of dishonor can fall on us ; that
we should sustain Mr. Johnson cordially
in his policy, giving our support to that
party which rallies around him; that we
should yield full obedience to the laws of
the land, reserving to ourselves at the
same time, the inalienable right of free?
dom of speech and of opinion; and that,
as to the groat question which so materi?
ally affected our interests, the abolition
of slavery, we should declare it settled
forever. Pursue this coureo steadily;
bear with patience and dignity those
evils which aro pressing heavily on you.
Commit yourselves to the guidance of
God, and whatever may he your fate, you
will be able to face the future without
? Gen. Forrest, having sold his planta
i tion, announces himself a cotton factor
i and commission merchant.
The well-informed Washington corres?
pondent of the Charleston Courier writes
as follows of the situation :
Moderate Republicans are making an
effort to check the progress of Ultra-Radi?
calism, which, as is now apparent, will
soon, if left unrestrained, destroy the Gov?
ernment. A conflict is likely to arise be?
tween the Eadical Extremists and the
Republican Moderatives. It is now claim?
ed that the people are with the latter
wing of tho combination that has tri
umphed at the elections.
The President takes a hopeful view of
the result of the elections, and it may be
true, as some allege, that the people are
not half so mad as their Radical leaders.
The great question which some forty days
hence is to be solved, is whether the ex?
treme Eadical chiefs can force Congress
up to their programme?the impeachment
of tho President?the suspension of his
authority?the designation of one of their
faction as his successor?the passage of an
Act imposing as a condition precedent to
the recognition of every one of the ten
excluded States, tho extension of suffrage
equally, or impartially, or universally.
The feeling of the people in the North?
ern States against Johnson, personally,
would induce them to acquiesce in his im?
peachment and removal. Br.t the im?
peachment would be of no u.30 unless it
led to a removal, and this is doubtful.?
Besides, the trial could not well be proved
to a conclusion before next l?ay. Tho
Badicals desire to give a direction at the
coming session to their entire system for
concentrating all power in their hands for
the present and tho future. Therefore,
they cannot await the result of a trial.-?
They will either do nothing as to im?
peachment, or they will follow it up by a
suspension of Johnson's functions as Presi?
dent. We shall know how this will be
even before the President shall communi?
cate his annual message to Congress.
If tho oxfreme Eadical programme is to
be carried out; that is, if Stevers, Schcnck,
Sumner and Wade, and their faction are
to have sway, it will become apparent as
soon as members assemble in caucus.?
Meanwhile the country apprehends the
occurrence of a storm that will shake the
whole fabric of public prosperity, if the
Badicals take the lead, and be allowed to
consummate their meditated villainies.?
Something may be done before the meet?
ing of Congress by capitalists and business
men to induce a majority of the Eepubli
can members to take a moderate course.
Half of the valuo of the national securities
might be offered to members as an in?
ducement to resist the adoption of the
Gen. Bon. Butler programme. Tho pe
cuniaiy loss to tho North from its adop?
tion would bo greater than that.
There is now much agitation in the
country. The feeling prevails that a col?
lision between tho Executive and Con?
gress is at hand. The President will
hardly have occasion to consult the law
officer of the Government upon his duty,
when Congross shall order his arrest and
it is beginning to bo seen that a great
combination of interests must be and will
be formed outside of Congress against the
extreme Eadical faction and its designs.
Foremost, and most zealous in this new
coalition, will be a large portion of those
who voted for tho Eadical candidates at
the late elections.
The Eadical chiefs distrust Gen. Grant.
They throaton that they will "unmake him
as quick as ho was made," if he takes
sides with tho Prosident in the struggle
which they contemplato between him and
Congress. Ho is openly denounced as a
rebel sympathizer and revolutionist. If
they supersede Johnson they will not per?
mit Grant to remain at the head of the
army. Bon. Butler will doubtless be their
The revenue is so large from tho tariff
and internal taxation that many onerous
taxes and debts are to be dispensed with.
It is probable that the cotton tax will be
repealed, and the duty on tea and coffee
reduced, at the next session.
Life too Short for Strife.?Charles
Dickens relates the following of Douglass
Of his generosity I had a proof within
those two or three years which it saddens
mo to think of now. There had been
estrangements between us?not on any
personal subject, and not involving an?
gry words?and a good many months had
passed without my ever seeing him in the
streets, when it fell out that we dined,
each with his own separate party in the
Stranger's room of the club. Our chairs
wore almost back to back, and I took
mine after he was seated and at dinner, (I
am sorry to remember,) and did not look
that way. Before we had long sat, he
openly wheeled his chair round, stretched
out both hands in an engaging manner,
and said aloud, with a brignt and loving
face that I can see as I write to you, "Let
us be friends again. A life is not long
enough for this."
Jerrold was not a Christian, but his
conduct in this case was worthy of a
Christian character. On a dying bod
how insignificant will appear many
things in bitterness and wrath! Life is
to short, its inevitable sorrows so many,
its responsibilities so vast and solemn,
that there is, indeed, no time to spare in
abusing and maligning one another. Let
the sun go not down on your wrath. Never
close your eyeB to sleep with your heart
angry towards your brother and fellow
sufferer. See him and be reconciled if
you can. If you cannot see him, write to
him. If he is a true man and a Christian,
he will listen. If he is not, you will have
done right, and yonr soul will be bright
with the sunshine of Heaven.
? Montreal has had th3 first snow
storm of the season.
A Singular Character.
Tho Mobile Gazette publishes the fol?
lowing remarkable history: There aro
few residents of Mobile who have not seen
the Sicilian, Andrea, hobbling through,
our streets upon his patched crutch, and
?walking staff, or lying on some door-step,
basking in the sun, wrapped in the rags
of poverty?a picture of filth and pauper?
ism, without a parallel in this or any
other city. Many reports are given of
his early history, of the cause by which
he lost his leg, and of his eccentricities, but
from these conflicting statements it is
difficult to arrive at the truth, and no in?
ducement can be offered him to speak of
his past career. Importunities in this di?
rection aro most certain to be met by a,
fit of passion calculated to deter the most
persevering from pressing the subject too
closely. But report states that in hia
boyhood ho was one of Lafitte's crew,
and lost his leg during an action between
the Gulf pirato and English man-of-war.
This statement is without any substan?
tial authority, but there seems to be much
more truth in the following, which has
just been related to us by a gentleman
who has seen him daily for the last fif?
teen years: About eighteen years ago.
Andrea resided in New Orleans, and
when one day assisting to put some heavy
timbers in a vessel undergoing repairs,
one of the logs fell upon and crushed his
leg. Amputation became necessary, and
was performed at tho Marino Hospital m
that city, and a few years afterward he.
came to Mobile, whore he soon became
He has relatives hero in good circum?
stances, who havo made many efforts to
reform his vagrant habits, and once pre?
vailed upon him with such success as to
establish him in a fruit-stand, fitted up for
his benefit, in which he continued but a
few days, when he broke up his stands
and boxes, pitched his fruit into the dock, "
and withoutgiving a word of explanation,
resumed his uncouth habits. He has been
repeatedly provided with good clothes, - -
which seemed to disgust him more ihfr
nearer they approached gentility, and a
few days will find them torn up, patched
and re-patched, until all semblance of
shape has been destroyed in them, and
Andrea rejoices in his rags again. Stran?
gers, thinking him an object of charity,
sometimes offer him money, which he al?
most invariably throws back at them in
a fit of rage and passion.
When drivon by hungor he will some?
times ask for a piece of bread, which is
never refused him, but more frequently
enters a saloon or bakery in whatever
Eart of the city ho may be, and -helps
imself to any article of food desirable to
him, and coolly emerges into tho street ?
again, without saying "by your leave/'
or "thank you." At the market he has
been known to take up a fish, sometimes
devouring it raw, but when his appetite
gives him leisure he goes through a pro?
cess of cooking it, peculiar to himself?
Without scaling, cleaning, or giving it
any civilized preparation whatever, he
will place it on the coals of some of the
furnaces on Front street, and permitting
it to broil but a few seconds, draws tho
tempting morsel forth, and instantly de?
vours it. Taking his position in the sun,
the vermin with which his rags are popu?
lated soon warm into life and activity,
when Andrea's occupation begins by an
onslaught upon the graybacka. Ho will
go under one of the clocks when the pro?
cess of ablution becomes a necessity with
him, wash his clothes, and aftor hanging
them out to dry, take his crutches and
swim to the opposite side of the river,
remaining there mitil bis apparel is suffi?
ciently dry to be worn, when he returns
and resumos his peregrinations through
the city, traveling day and night, sleep?
ing in the sun or rain, wherever and
whenover fatigue overtakes him.
Andrea is never dishonest, takes noth?
ing without being seen, and never accepts
anything that is not absolutely necessary
to the support of life. His constitution
is of iron; he has never been sick, or rath?
er, has never been missed from the street,
unless (it is said) on tho full of the moon,
when he becomes morose, and apparently
! out of his mind. Left to himself ho is .
harmless enough, but when set upon by
, mischievous boys, is easily worked into a
! dangerous passion.
News in Brief.
? A Pennsylvania woman, who beat
her daughter nearly dead with a base?
ball club, attracts no attention, being
? The agent of tho Frcedmen's Bu?
reau at Lexington, Ya., has been bound
over to keep the peace on a suit brought
by a free negro.
? James Brooks and Fernando Wood
have been nominated for Congress by the
Mozart Democracy in New York city.
? Major "W. T. Thompson, author of
"Major Jones' Courtship," has become as?
sociate editor of the Savaunah News and
? Judge Hunter, formerly of Alabama,
a noted patron of the turf and brecdor of
fine race stock, died near Bardstown, Ky.,
? The father of General Grant made
a speech at a Bepublican meeting in Cin?
cinnati tho night previous to the election.
He took a deciccdly radical stand.
? Ex-Gov. Mattison, of Illinois, has
invested a considerable amount of his ?
means in New Orleans real estate.
? An intelligent planter says that Tex?
as will not produce more than one-fourth
? cotton crop this year.
? Paul K. Shipman, who was obliged
to sever his editorial connection with the
Louisville Journal, on account of his reb?
el sentiments, has returned to that paper.
? The bell of William and Mary Col?
lege, in Virginia, has been taken down
to be recast. It has rung every day since
I before the revolution.