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BY JAMES A. HOYT. ANDERSON C. H., S. C, THURSDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 8, 1866. VOLUME II.-NO. 31.
BY JAKES A. HOYT.
?WO 250LLAE3 AHD A HALF PE2 AJTCTtttt,
IK UNITED STATES CUHEEXCY.
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Advertisements inserted at the rates of One Dol?
lar per square of twelve lines for the first insertion
-wad Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion.
'Liberal deductions made to those who advertise by
ISP* For announcing a oandidate, Five Dollars
? VSJ*'Obituaries exceeding five lines charged for
at advertising rates.
The Belief Question.
^Ee: annexed* communication from the
Athens (Geb.) Watchman, although in?
tended to meet the situation in our sister
State, expresses so much that is applica?
ble to the people of this section, we trans?
fer it to our columns with pleasure:
It appears that some of those who are
in debt:through the country, are wanting
to have meetings held in the different
42onnti.es, and to mako it popular, if they
oany tohave no paying of debts. In one
. or two instancee, some of them have got
together in their counties and passed a
great many resolutions, and to hear the
statements and read the bieces ot these
men, it would seem that the people gen?
erally w-ore desiring repudiation of debts
to take place. But it must be borne in
mind that these little gatherings, and the
? pieces written by certain individuals, are
nil tho doings ot the debtor class of the
country, -without taking the interest of
-the creditors into consideration.
~'TKe clamor is relief, relief, without de?
vising any means by which the relief is
to come. They continue to urge that
shivery has been abolished, Confederate
notes proved worthless, and that the
Banks have acted in bad faith, in failing
to redeem their notes but to a very limit?
ed extont, as though the creditors of the
country' had not lost tboir slaves, their
? Confederate and Bank notes, as well as
the debtors. These debtors go on to say
'that the action taken by the last Legisla?
ture * is entirely Insufficient, and that
something more must bo done for them.
Some have availed thomselves of the bene
. fit afforded by the Stay Law, to put their
property out bf the reach of tboir credi
tors, and to their own personal gain.?
Yet the clamor of others is that the Leg?
islature, as soon as it convenes again,
'?ti?t.afford relict to them, that they, the
debtors,"are . borne down by oppression,
distress, taxation, &c, when it is well
known that no one in this part of the
State has been called on to pay the State
any tax as yet for the present year, and
probably will not be called on to pay any,
because we "hare every assurance that our
noble and patriotic Governor bas been
and is doing all in his power so to man?
age the finances of the State as to afford
tbe greatest relief possible to the masses
of the people. And the law has not been
* opened so that property can be sold under
execution, and when it does" open, as the
law Tiovr stands/there is" all of 'five hun?
dred ^dollars' worth of land and other
property exemj>t from lory and sale, to
every, family who has that amount of
^Still the clamor is that the Legislature
must certainly and surely relieve us, or
else the legislators must resign their
places, and let us elect men who will rep?
resent those who don't want to pay their
debts. Consequently, it appears to every
impartial.observer that the relief desired
by these people is to be relieved from
paying their debts altogether. This,
then; brings up tho inquiry, is this thing
of repudiation, talked of and contempla?
ted, and so much, desired by some, just,
. rigbkaod honest to all parties interested ?
(not&osay anything about the constitu?
tionality of it, at a?.) Should It not be
borne in mind that it is contrary to every
f>rineiple of justice and right, to take by
egislation, or otherwise, what rightfully
belongs to one, and give it to another,
and that such legislation would be a dan?
gerous precedent, and would very proba?
bly bo regarded by creditors as such an
outrage of their rights as would lead to
the very worst results? And ought not
persons- who have the property of others,
to be willing to make remuneration for
the 8ame; if they have it in their power
to do 'so, or if they can, to return the
.This, it would appear, would be but
just and right to all parties, and would
doubtless go far towards restoring confi?
dence between man and man, instead of
causing distrust and loss of confidence to
increase. It seems to us that the agita?
tor of this vexed question about repudia?
tion, is doing the country a great deal of
injury, and causing much more sueing
than would otherwise be done; and that
if debtors, where they can do so, would
show a willingness to make just remun?
eration for property unpaid for, it would
go far towards affording the proper relief
to the country.
And all this murmuring about relief
from the Legislature, and abont lawyers,
County courts, &c, might well be dis?
pensed with; but the probability is that
neither the Georgia Legislature, nor Mo?
ses, the great- law giver, nor Solomon,
the, wise man, nor the Saviour of the
world himself, if he were at Milledgevillo,
could do anything that would satisfy
these people in theirpresent discontented,
agitated condition, and stop their mur
murings, &c.; but like the Jews, who, it
appears,, would continue the cry to cruci?
fy, crucify, the. Saviour..of men, so it is
probablo these people would cry for re?
pudiation, or something elBe.
The Horrors of the Dry Tortugas.
On the Dry Tortugas, the most deso?
late and barren island almost known,
there languish in illegal imprisonment
several hundred State prisoners. Sent
thither by military commissions?tribu?
nals that have been denounced by the
United States Supreme Conrt as unknown
to and unwarranted by law, and from
whose commitments that Court has re?
leased all political prisoners confined in
Northern penitentiaries?these men are
now undergoing, and have undergone,
torture at the hands of brutal officials
(disgraces to the uniform of a soldier) that
make life intolerable, and which would,
if exposed, rouse the horror and indigna?
tion of the civilized world. Confined on
this desolate spot, with no means of com?
munication with their friends, many of
them entirely innocent of charges for
which those military courts, "so called,"
have condemned them, they are exposed
to cruelties and punishments at the hands
of brutal sergeants and commissioned offi?
cers, administered at their caprice and
whim, for comparisons of which we would
have to go back to the Dark Ages, or
search the records of the Inquisition.
A short time since we saw a letter from
an intelligent State prisoner, confined
upon the Dry Tortugas, a man of veracity
and character, giving an account of tho
inhuman and barbarous punishments in?
flicted, not only on the poor Confederate
prisoners confined there, but on the Fed?
eral soldiers of the garrison. The recital
the writer gave of the facts, of which he
had been an eye-witness, was sickening,
and made one blush for humanity. It
was a tale of woe that would have incited
a heart of stone?the atrocities committed
thore by United States officers and under
the United Slates flag, flaunting in idle
mockery as the guardian of liberty, the
protector of human rights. He gave the
names of tho sufferers, the dates when
the torture was inflicted, the names of the
brutes in human shape who ordered and
executed them. It seems that the devil?
ish tyranny of the jailors wreaked itself
alike on United States soldiers and Con?
In August last, while a party of pris?
oners were unloading a vessel, some of
the crew gavo them liquor, and one of
the poor unfortunates became helplessly
drunk. In this condition he was tied up
by the thumbs by order of the officer of
the day and kept suspended for hours,
the cords cutting the flesh to the bones, and
until the poor wretch, to all appearances,
was evidently dying. Then the comman?
dant, a Brigadier-General, accidentally
passing and observing the man's condi?
tion, ordered him to be taken down ; and
he was eoveyed to the hospital with one
of his hands disabled for life. He had been
suspended this way for hours. Could the
Russian punishment of the knout be worse
than this? Was the thumbscrew applied
to Dr. Mudd to extort from him the
names ot his accomplices in his attempt
to escape severer ?
But another case which the writer of
.the letter saw, and we are done with this
shocking recital; for though we could
quote other instances of barbarity that
would startle the demons in hell, we
shrink from the melancholy record. It
was that of a United States soldier, who,
for some trivial offence, some potty neg?
lect of his equipmont, was tied up by the
thumbs for hours. Maimed, with the
tendons of his arms stretched and dis?
placed, his hands useless and incapacita?
ted, he was ordered to pick up a forty
pound ball and carry it for a certain num?
ber of hours in tho broiling sun. His
hands refused their duty?they could
clasp nothing, much less lift a forty-pound
shot,, and the poor fellow said he could
not. He was then ordered to bo tied,
taken to the end of the garrison wharf,
and there, bound hand and foot, with a
rope around his neck, he was thrown into
the water, to be ducked until he promised
! to carry the ball. The severest punish?
ment known in the British Navy, when
Britannia's marine was noted for its bar?
barous punishments, was "Ae^-hauling,"
to which the terriblo "cat" was mercy,
and "keel-hauling"?dragging a man un?
der the vessel?was identically the same
I punishment this poor wretch of a soldier
I was subjected to by his officers at the
' Tortugas. Ho was allowed to sink sev?
eral moments, and then, being drawn up,
he was asked if he would carry the ball.
His mouth and throat being filled with
water he could not at once reply, and he
t was again allowed to sink. A second
time he was up, and, making some ges?
tures of assent to the interrogatory of his
brutal torturer, he was taken out.
These things, and many similar ones,
are perpetrated daily in this enlightened
nineteenth century on the poor unfortu?
nates at the Dry Tortugas. "While Exe?
ter Hall is moaning over the sufferings of
the negro slave?while Plymouth Church
and other political Radical associations
are weeping over the outrages on the
froedmen by unrepeutant "rebels"?these
horrors are being perpetrated on white
men, by United States officers, under the
United States flag, on that barren island j
off the coast of Florida. We call upon j
the United Statos authorities to investi?
gate these matters, and to send to the |
Dry Tortugas a commission of honorable
soldiers, officers who are gentlemen, to
examine into and report upon the cruel?
ties and barbarities practiced upon those
helpless prisoners, those unfortunate sol?
diers* Were not our informant a man of
veracity and an eye-witness of what he
relates in his letter, we could scarcely
credit the details that he sent us. In the
name of humanity let these brutal wretch?
es be called to account.?Bichmond Times.
? A drunkard being told that the earth
was round, said "that accounts for my
rolling so much."
"Ah, Mr. Editor, I wish to advertise by
the year in your paper. What will four
squares cost V
"Fifty dollars, sir."
"Fifty dollars 1 Why, I used to get it
done for thirty, before the war. I can't
pay any more now?there is no justice or
reason in such high prices "
I'Very well, sir, if you don't like the
price, let it alone. I wish to buy a pair
of good sewed shoes. What is the price?"
"Six dollars, sir?a very nice article."
"Ahem! what was the price of such
shoes before the war ?"
"From two and a half to three dollars,
sir; everything in our line, you know, is
"Yes, sir. Have you some coffee?and
what is the price ?"
" We Jiave very nice Java at fifty cents."
"Fifty cents! What was the price be?
fore the war ?"
"From eighteen to twenty, sir."
" Well, Mr. Graspall, let me see some
of your bleached shirting. What is the
price of that ?"
"Bleached shirting is worth half a dol?
lar per yard, sir."
"Did you not formerly sell it at fifteen
to twenty cents per yard ?"
"Yes, sir; but, as I before remarked,
everything in our line is higher than for?
"Well, sir, I see I can't afford to buy
dry goods and groceries; but I am ob?
liged to have some flour, bacoa and corn.
What are those articles worth ?"
"Flour is from sixteen to twenty dol?
lars per barrel; corn, one dollar and a
half per bushel, and bacon twenty-eight
cents per pound."
"Don't you remember when I adver?
tised for you for thirty dollars, you sold
flour at 85 per barrel, corn at 60 cents
per bushel and bacon at 12$ cents per
"Well, yes, I believe so."
"How, then, do you expect me to pay
from one to two hundred per cent, ad
?vace on former prices and not raise my
"Well, I don't know, Mr. Editor; but
it does seem to mo your prices are very
Reader, the above is no fancy sketch ;
nor does it apply to merchants alone.
"Hello! is tho Editor in ?."[
"Yes, walk in, Mr. Muggins?take a
"I just called to see about taking a pa?
per, Squire. What are they going at
"Four dollars a year, sin"
"Four dollars! why, I never heard of
"Well, Mr. Muggins, I understand you
have some wheat?what do you ask for
"Three dollars a bushel, sir."
"I also want some bacon. What is the
"Twenty-eight cents per pound, sir."
"I wish, likewise, to get some corn and
fodder?what are the prices of those ar?
"Corn is a dollar and a half per bushel,
and fodder a dollar and a half per cwt.
But hold on; let us settle that newspaper
affair. Can't you lot me have it for less
than four dollars ? I do not see any good
reason for asking more than you did for?
merly?which was two dollars, I believe.'*
(Editor, somewhat excited.) "The
thunder you don't I I formerly bought
wheat at a dollar a bushel?you now ask
three! I bought bacon at 12}?now you
ask 28! I bought corn at from 50 to 75?
you now ask a dollar and a half! I bought
fodder at 50 cts. per cwt.?you now ask
150! And so on to the end of the chapter.
Let us look at the practical working of
the thing. I offer you my paper at two
dollars?the old price?if you will pay in
produce at old prices. This you decline to
do, because it would take two bushels of
wheat, which you estimate at six dollars.
It would take four bushels of corn, which
at the present price, Would amount to six
dollars. It would tako 400 lbs. fodder for
which you now ask six dollars."
"Hold on, Squire?don't go any farther.
Here are four dollars; put down my
name. I find editors are hot, after all,
so unreasonable as some of the rest of us."
?Athens (67a.) Watchman.
Driven to Desperation.?The Boston
Voice says a Benedict who has taken a
wife recently, was driven to the extreme
measure by the treatment he received in
a boarding house where he was sick re?
cently. He said he ordered the servants
to bring him some gruel on Moday morn?
ing, but which he never got uutil Wed?
nesday afternoon. During his confine-j
ment not a single soul visited him, save
tho young gentleman who cleaned the
knives; and he came not for the purpose
of consolation, but to inform him that
"Missus would be much obliged if Mr.
would do his shaking on a chair, so as
not to got the bedstead apart." This was
the feather that broke the back of his
bachelorship. From that moment he re?
solved to cennect his fortunes with a
piece of dimity.
Trying to Decide.?A traveller stop?
ped at a public house in Maine for "the
pnrpose of getting dinner, knocked, but
received no answer. Going in, he found
a little white-headed man in the embrace
of his wife, who had his head under her
arm, while with the other she was giving
her lord a pouncing. Wishing to put an
end to the fight, our traveler knocked on
the table, and cried out in a loud voice,
"Halloa, here! who keeps this house ?"
The husband, though much out of breath,
answered, "Stranger, that's what we are
trying to decide."
Eloquent Sketch of the President.
Tbo annexed sketch of the President
is from a recent speech delivered by Hon.
G. A. Henry, 'the "Eagle Orator" of Ten?
nessee, and who once opposed Andrew
Johnson for Governor of that State :
He is a child ot destiny, but it is a des
j tiny of his own creation. He has been
tbe architect of his own fortunes, and
looks to the people, alone for favors. My
I word for it, they will not desert him, for
I he has never deserted them. In 1868,
, should he bo a candidate for their suf?
frages, the toiling millions of his country?
men will flock to his bannor. The hardy
sons of toil will come from the moun?
tains, the hills and dales, and from tho
congressional homesteads, as "autumnal
leaves come when tho forests are render?
ed," and you shall count , them by mil?
lions. I claim the right to speak of An?
drew Johnson in this way, for I have
some reason to know the man. We can?
vassed the State in 1853 for governor of
Tennessee. There is more resistance in
him than any man I ever encountered.
The harder he was pressed the higher he
rose under the pressure, and seemed to
me the heaver he was pressed the lighter
he ran. The greater was the obstacle I
threw in his way, the more triumphantly
did he clear it at a bound. His powers
were never fully developed till we got
down to our work "in doad earnest," in
what the boys call a ground-scuffle. He
had beaten everybody he ever encounter?
ed. He beat my friond, Hon. L. C.
Haynes, of .your city, for Congress, and I
i think you will agree that was no easyjob
I to accomplish.
He beat the Hon. M. P. Gentry, for
governor, who had never been beaten be?
fore, and "great, lot me call him, for he
conquered me ;" and I predict such will
be tho fato of any radical who opposes
him. You know I never was his political
friend. He was a Democrat and I a
Whig. Oil and water were not more op?
posite than we, and yet, in the new order
of things, I ardently desire the success of
his administration; and if he should be
the standard bearer of that great body of
I conservative men, who were drawn to?
gether lately in Philadelphia by a patri?
otic determination to save the Constitu?
tion from violation and the country from
ruin, I, for one^ will do "good yeoman
service" in his cause, and will call upon
all lovers of this country, whether Whig
or Democrat, all of every party who
would stay the wild wave or radicalism
which is sweeping over the land, and car?
rying away before it every vestige of
the Constitution and every hope of the
patriot, to rally around his banner and
bear it to victory. The South owes him
a debt of gratitude for the manly stand
he has taken for us, and I feel confident
that every party will be prompt to pay
it, who have the love of country in their
Prosldent Johnson's Whole appearance
and bearing are strongly expressive of
character. In stature, square built, broad
chested, not over tall, compact, manly ;
in dress, decently clad in a sober and
somewhat worn frock coat, his body
seems merely a suitable pedestal for
mounting his massive head. A broad
brain, hair originally a deep black, but
now evenly sprinkled over with a thjn in
| termixturo of whito, making what is call?
ed an ii'on-gray; complexion dark, and a
face of grave aspect, which strikes tho
beholder at once?making tho whole fig?
ure a more appendage to it?as that of a
man habituated to weighty deliberations;
a face on which public responsibilities
have deeply engraven their lines. It is
sobriety and weight of character, more
than brilliancy of intellect, that is ex?
pressed in Mr: Johnson's features. One
gets the impression that he must be a
man of strong, but rather slow faculties,
which a massive vigor of will hold reso?
lutely to their work. With the sober
strength of his care-weighted face, there
is combined a certain hardness of expres?
sion, as if he were deficient in the softer
or human sympathies. This is pcrcepti*
bly relieved as soon as ho speaks, his
voice having a quietness and ease not ex?
pected from tho square-built, hard visaged
cold-eyed statesman. But still the pre?
dominant impression is thatnature formed
him to be merely a public man; that he
is a resolutely ambitious, strong fibred
soul, to whom nothing is so congenial as
the cares of State.
Shall the Sotth Plant .Cotton ??A
very grave question is presented to the
people of the South. Will they continue
to delve, and toil, and sweat in their cot?
ton fields, when but a pittance of their
earnings can be enjoyed by themselves ?
Or will they turn their attention to the
comforts and good living which can only
be found in the cultivation of provisions,
the delicacies of the garden, tbe luxuries
of the farm yard, and the raising of stock ?
We long to see the day when they will
arrive at the sensible and truthful conclu?
sion that cotton is the Iliad of their woes,
and that the road to contentment and
comfort leads not to the cotton field, but
to the easy culture of the necessaries of
life, and the improvement of the homes
of the heart. While they will be adding
to their own ease and domestic happiness,
by planting only enough cotton for home
consumption, they will teach their' ene?
mies a lesson as sad in its history as it
will be.disastrous in its results. Where,
all are poor, povortyisno disgrace; and
now that we can afford to be poor, let us
try the experiment of a fine garden, full
cribs, fat hogs and splendid horses. The
lands that enriched Now England will
grow fertile again, by lying idle a few
years, while the soil upon which sprung
the Upas that has poisoned and blasted
the prosperity of the South, will wither
Southern Belief Fair at St. Louis,
This magnificent entertainment, which
foi several weeks has been going on at St.
Louis, closed on "Wednesday night with
a calico ball. The excitement among the
ladies, says the Missouri Republican which
preceded the ball, was great. Calico*
counter clerks were almost driven to dis?
traction by the demand for calico. A
single house sold three hundred and fifty
dress measures in twenty-four hours, the
proprietors of other houses had to go to
wholesale dealers to replenish their stocks,
and a substantial advance in the calico
market accrued from this same excite?
ment. It was reported to have been the
preceding effect of this ball. The Repub?
Arrivals had by no means ceased at ten
o'clock, 3'et at that hour over $1,400 in
cash had been taken at one of the ticket
offices, and over $900 at tho other. These
sums of course do not include the proceeds
of sales of tickets that have been making
for three or four days past by members
of the committee, and by ladies at the
several tables of the fair. One ticket ad?
mitted a gentleman and as many ladies
as the holder chose to bring. Some of
course came unattended, but others
brought two, four, and even six fair com?
panions, and one instance was observed
in which a gentleman was accompanied
by seven. Beckoning from data like
these, and from general estimate of the
crowd as compared with that of some of
the fullest fair nights, wo feol authorized
to place the numbers at three thousand,
at least half of whom wore of the gentle
About forty gentlemen went to the hall
quaintly costumed in comple and stun?
ning chintz and calico suits, cut in dress
form* They sported buttons half as large
as a man's hand, and colors of tho loudest
possible pattern. The ladies Were almost
all faithful to.the design of a "calico ball."
Those of matronly age were garbed in
plain alpacca or black silk, but the
younger ones who danced, were dressed,
with the fewest number of exceptions, in
costumes of gingham cambric or calico.
Most of tho dresses too were studiously
plain and home-made, while a few of them
were trimmed according to more preten?
tious millinery rules.
A city merchant contributed no little
to the interest and good feeling, donated
to the floral department, two or three
hundred immensely high-crowned, bell
topped, and broad-brimmed hats which
must have been in fashion about a quar?
ter of a century ago. Ono of tho lady
managers of that department thought she
would run tho donation to account, and
accordingly offered them for sale. She
found any number of ready buyers at
three dollars apiece, and soon afterwards
a number of gentlemen were seen among
promenaders or dancers with thoir heads
surmounted With these odd-looking hats.
Their appearance In such outlandish look?
ing hats was funny enough to provoke
many a hearty laugh;
These are a few of the many good-hu?
mored incidents which crowded the hap?
py closing scenes of the St. Louis South- j
em Belief Fair.
Commerce of the World?
France exports wines, brandies, silks,
fancy articles, jewelry, clocks, watches,
paper, perfamery, and fancy goods gen?
Italy exports corn, oil, flax, wines, es?
sence, dye stuffs, drugs, fine marble, soap,
paintings, engravings, mosaics and salt.
Prussia oxports linen; woolen, zinc, ar- j
tides of iron, copper, and brass, indigo,
wax, hams, musical instruments, tobacco, J
wines and porcelain.
Germany exports Wool, woolen goods,
linens, rags, corn, timber, iron, lead, tin,
flax, hemp, wines, wax,tallow, and cattle.
Austria oxports minerals, raw and man?
ufactured, silk thread, glass, grain, wax,
tar, nutgall, wines, honey, and mathe?
England exports cotton, woolen, glass,
hardware, earthenware, cutlery, iron,
metalic Wares, salt, coal, watches, tin,
silks, and linens.
Russia exports tallow, flax, hemp, flout,
iron, copper linseed, lard, hides, wax,
duck, cordage, bristle, fur, potash and tar.
Spain exports wine, brandy, oil, fresh
and dried fruits, quicksilver, sulphur,
salt, cork, saffron, anchovies, silks and j
China exports tea, rhubarb, musk, gin?
ger, zinc, borax, silks, cassia, filagree
works, ivory ware, lacquered ware, and
Turkey exports coffee, opium, silks,
drugs, gums, dried fruits, tobacco, wines,
camel's hair, carpets, camlets, shawls and
Hindostan exports silks, shawls, car?
pets, opium, saltpetre, pepper, gum, indi?
go, cinnamon, cochineal, diamonds, pearls
Mexico exports gold and silver, cochi?
neal, indigo, sarsaparilla, vanilla, jalop,
fustic, campeachy wood, pimento, drugs
and dye stuffs.
Brazil exports coffee, indigo, sugar,
rice, bides, dried meats, tallow, gold, dia?
monds and other precious stones, gums,
mahogany, and India rubber.
West Indies exports sugar, molasses,
rum, tobacco, cigars, mahogany, dye
wood, coffee, pimento, fresh fruits and
.preserves, rubber, wax, ginger, and other
Switzerland exports cattle, cheese, but?
ter, tallow, dried fruit, lime, silks, velvets,
laces, jewelry, paper and gunpowder.
East Indies exports cloves, nutmegs,
mace, -pepper, rice, indigo, gold dust,
camphor, benzoin, sulphur, ivory, ratans,
sand:tl wood, zinc and nuts.
United States exports principally agri?
cultural produce, cotton, tobacco, flour,
provisions of all kinds, lumber, turpen?
tine and wearing apparel.
Truth Stranger than Fiction.
It occasionally happens that an event
occurs in real life as romantic as if pro?
duced by the conception of a writer of
fiction. One of these is transpiring now
in this city. Eighteen years ago, in the
city of London, when the parties were
both young, a gentleman addressed a la?
dy. .For some reason, his suit was rejec?
ted, and in a short time the lady married
another gentleman. They .emigrated to
America and settled in this city. - A fow
years since the husband died and left, bis
wife a widow. Since that time'she Las
been engaged in an honest vocation, by
which she has supported herself, and won
the respect of a largo circle of friend's
and acquaintances. After her marriage
the gentleman who first addressed her
also married. He remained in London.
Some twelve months since, his wifo died
and he became a widower. \. _
It appears that he had not forgotten
bis first love, and a letter, with a foreign
postmark, directed to Mrs.??} if living,
reaehed this post-office. It was adver?
tised, and was received by the lady to
to whom it was addressed. -Its purport
was to ascertain, first, whether she was
still living, and, if so, what her condition
was; whether still married or a widow.
She replied, informing the gentleman that
she Was still alive and a widows 3*tn a
short time she received another letter, re?
newing the rejected suit of eighteen years
ago, and inclosing a photograph of the
writer, in order that she might see the
changes that time had Wrought in him.
She, evidently satisfied with his personal
appearance, and not forgetting his eigh?
teen years of constancy* returned afavor>
orable answer, a < \2l#t
The gentleman immediately embarked
for America, and on reaching JNfew: York
went to the West to attend to some busi
ness in that quarter. At Chicago he was
taken sick, not ill, but too sick to travel*
The lady was notified of his arrival, and
of the cause that detained him from com?
ing on immediately to the city. A cor?
respondence is commenced, and the lady
is informed that the gentleman is conva?
lescing, and will be here in a short timer
It is arranged that the marriage ie to take
placo on the gentleman's arrival here, af?
ter which the happy couple will depart
immediately for London, the home of
their childhood and early love.?Rich?
mond Examiner,. .. '
The Mysterious ?1,000 Bill.?We
find the following item, says the Houston
Journal ot the 15th ult.. going the rounds
of the press:
In the year 1838, a Mr. Cobb, of Balti-;
more, was applied to to change a ten dolf
lar note, which, on looking at, he discov?
ered to bo a $1,000 note. His suspicions
were aroused, but he could find no more
about it than that it had been offered by
an old negro woman as a ten dollar note
inpayment of some Bmall articles. Jfe-:
kept it and advertised it, but no claimant
appeared. Finally, he deposited it with
the city authorities, and by them it has
just now been donated to the Union Or?
phan Asylum of Baltimore. Including
interest, the sum now amounts to near
The true story of this bill, continues
the Journal, is as follows-;
Ono of the greatest statesman Ameri?
ca ever produced, was in Baltimore on a
lark in 1838. He was so great that werft '
any of our readers asked to-namo the"'
three greatest statesmen that ever lived -
on the continent, his name wojzkrbe writi"1
ton among the three. ? ????>?' <a t^sSS**?
During the "lark" aforesaid, which ehi?c.
braced in it all the elements of a wild
and dissipated career, he gave to this net i.
gro woman the $1000 note, thinking, it. .to^
be 610. He was a man who lavished,
thousands of dollars in just such a care*,
less way. . &tf
When Mr. Cobb received the note, the
woman was arrested. She told how she-,
obtained it, but her story was not. believ?
ed, and she was imprisoned. The distin
I guished Senator seeing the account in the
papers, secured the release of the woman,
but, for the sake of his reputation, would
make no claim to the money. This is the
true story of the $1,000 bill.
"Bring Back My FLowERs."-^Onco ?-.<
upon a time .a little girl wa.s sitting on the
mossy bank of a streamlot. In her hand
she held a bunch of rose-buds, from which/;-,
every now and then she threw one into
the stream, and with merry laughter
watched it as it danced upon the spark?
ling waters and hurried away on tho
swift current. It was beautiful to see
her childish glee, for the day was clear,
the sun shone brightly, and the pretty
birds carolled sweet songs in the trees all '"1
around. The streamlet, as it rippled on
towards the Chattahoochee, seemed als?^
to sing a song of gladness, and the win?
ning zephyrs, laden with the fragra?ecHof "
the flowery meadows, fanned the sunny
ringlest of this happy little girl, who
threw her rose-buds one by one upon the
laughing waters, and watched them glide
away. But at length her rosorbuds were
all gone, and. her happy heart became
sad. Then she cried in anguish to the
swift waters, "Bring me back my flow?
ers 1" And an eebo from the ready mar?
gin of the streamlet repeated her words,
"Bring me back my flowers!" But the
waters were silent, and they were anxious
to join the Chattahoochee on its way to
the big sea.
And now, merry maidens, who are
wasting away the precious hours of girl?
hood in idleness, will you not take warn?
ing from this little girl, and treasure up
your rose-buds?your golden moments r
If not, the time will soon come when yon,
too, will cry in anguish, "Bring me back,
my flowers !" - And an echo will answer
! from the past, **Bring me back my flow