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WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY -, 18G6.
MAJOR JACK DOWNINO'B Lr.TTEiis.-VAN EvniE, Hon
TON & Co., Now York, havo troatod our old friend, tho
Mfljor, to a now suit of his favorite "popper and salt"
JeauB. In other words, ihoy havo republishod theso let
During tho war, wo every uow and thou got a gllmpso
of these humorous sketches of "Llnkln and tho War;"
but only as a friendly paper containing it would uiako ita
way I brough tho blockade But hero wo havo tho wholo
scries in a "leo volume,-tho same adorned with a
life-liko counterfeit of tho Major's good humored phiz.
Major Jock Downing in a Ano spoclnion of American
humor, not ovon second lo J migo HALYIIUHTON; has
boen recognized as such in Europo, whoro ttcso lottors
have i?con ropubl'shcd and cxtenelvoly read.
Wo commend tho Major and lils oonAommie to all our
BILL ABP so-called-A Sido Show of tho Southern
War. "I'm a good Union man, so-callod; but I'll bet
on Dixie OB long as I've got a dollar." Illustrated by M.
A. SULLIVAN. Metropolitan Record OlUco, Now York,
This is tho title of n work that scarcoly needs our in
troduction. No man lu tho United 8tatcs Is bettor
known than BILL ABI*. HO, of nil tho many murderers
of "tho Queen's English," cecilia to havo succeeded
best In strikiug ?ho koynoto to tho ox-Confedorato sol
dior's heart. His quaint and droll sayings aro quoted at
every flrcsldo-"familiar as household words."
CHARLES H. SMITH IS tho real name of "BILL AIM-, so
called." Mr. M. M. QUINN has kindly sent UB a copy,
and wo aro Informed that he bas a largo supply of thom
on hand. Whoovor moy desire cultivating a moro inti
mate aciuaintanco with BILL Anr, lind better go and pro
curo a copy at once, OB W. know the rush w ill bo tro
THE NATIONAL QuAiiTF.nLY REVIEW, edited by ED
WARD L. SEAHS, A. II., LL.D. Published In Now York.
The Juno number has como to hand. Contents : 1.
Socrates and his Philosophy. 2. Tho Soturnlan System.
3. Heiuo and his Works. 4. Why tho Opora Fails In
New York. 6. Buddhism and Us Influcnco. 0. Tho
South American Republic. 7. Greek Tragic Drama
Sophocles. 8. Partisan Roconstiuction. 9. Notices and
It will be porcoived from tho foregoing that the "No
tional" ixiiikcs some pretcutlone to a cultivation of tho
higher fields of literature. We havo only had time to
read two or three of the articles. These did not impress
us very favorably with tho ability of the writers. The
articlo on Partisan Rcconstrnction "pitches" into tho
Radicals. Tho paper on HEINE'S Ufo and works falls
far short of what snch an essay onght to be. HEINE IS,
perhaps, the most difficult of all German authors to bo
proporly understood by a foreigner. Ho cannot bo
translated ; for very often tho pith and point is in the
language itself. In this paper hols by no mean H pro
porly appreciated. This Rovlow Is too heavy for the
unlearned, and lacks dopth to meet tho demand of per
sons of culture.
TOE ATLANTIC MONTHLY for July hos reached us. The
table of contents Is as follows : The Case of George Dod
low; On Translating the Divina Commodia; Tho Great
Doctor-Part 1; Tho Retreat from Lonolrs and the
Siege of Knoxville; Released; Friedrich Ruckert; Pas
sages from Hawthorne's Note Book-Part VII ; To J. B. ;
Physical History of tho V-lloy of Iho Amazons; A
Bundlo of Bonus; An Englishman in Normandy; Aunt
Judy; Tho Chimney Corner of 18G6-Part VII; Griffith
Gaunt, or Jealousy-Part VIII; Indian Modicine; The
Death of Slavory, by WM. CULLEN BRYANT; Reviews and
We havo not had time yet to give the foregoing
an attentive perusal, but will give our readers the
following sonnet, by LONOFELLOW, who is shortly to
publish lils version of DANTE'S great epic:
ON TB AX-LATINO THE DIVINA COM M EDI A.
I ontor, and seo thoo In tho gloom
Of the long aisles, O, poet saturnine!
And strive to mako my slops kcop paco with thine.
The air is filled with nomo unknown perfume;
The congregation of tho dead make room
For thee to pass; the votive tapora shine;
Like rooks that haunt Ravenna's groves of pine
The hovering echoes fly from tomb to tomb.
From tho confessionals I here arise
Rehearsals of forgotten tragedies.
And lamentations from tho crypts belo\V ;
And then a voice celestial that begins
With the pathetic words, "Although your sine
As scarlet be," and ends with "as the snow."
METHODIST CHURCH IiV COURT.
SUPERIOR PROVOST COURT.
For tho Military District of
Charles ton, 8. C, June 30,1806.
THE TRUSTEES OF THE
CHURCH VS. DB. JAMES
When this case was first presonted to this Court for
adjudication, It appeared from the petition of the plain
tiffs to be an exceedingly plain and simplo matter, easily
to be disposed of; but upon tbe coming in of the de
fendant's,, answer thereto, which denied cn Uroly the
jurisdiction of this Court to try and determine the
aame, and raised many gravn and serious questions in
relation to trusts and limitations over, aa well as the
justice and necessity of joining other and various par.
ties in this action before strict Justice could bo done
that by these pleadings so many apparent serious, com
plicated, and difficult questions were raised-it was
deemed advisable to admit the defendant's plea, In
order to arrive at a proper conclu sion, and to do justice
between the parties, and carry out the intentions of the
testator, and to avoid a long and tedious litigation be
tween the parties before this Court, which m lght, upon
review, be decided to have been usoless. In order that
an appeal might be taken, and those questions settled
in advance of a final trial,. which course was finally
adopted, wheroupou the plaintiffs duly brought an ap
peal to Brevet Major-General Charles Devens, then tem
porarily In command of this department, a lawyer of
known ability, who, upon a careful examination
of all the pointa raised by the defendant In
his answer, decided that this Court had full
and ample jurisdiction and powor to hiar and doter
mine tho mattera in disputo between the parties In
thiB action, with directions that they proceed and try
In obedience to auch directions, this Court summoned
the respective parties before them, snd proceedod to
give the case a full, fair and impartial bearing, allowing
to tho pai ti a litigant every latitude, in order to arrive
at ail the facts and circumstances of the case, as well as
tho true. Intent and meaning of tho testator, at to the bo
quest in question. This action involves a largo amount
of property situated in tho city of Charleston, and It is
highly important and nesessary that the provisions of
the will, and tho truo Intont and meaning of John Mc
Keo, docoased, tho testator, should bo strictly carried
out, in accordance with the spirit thereof; and this, in
faet, is the only question this Court has to deal with.
By tho will of John MoKeo, deceased, admitted to pro*
bate 6th day of October, 1831. ho declares: "I glvo and
bequeath to my son David Gibson McKee. and to the
lawful heirs of bia body begotton in matrimony, if
white, for evor, or according to the terms In this wlU
sot forth below, or horca ter provided throughout this
will, the property I may bo possessed of at my death,
that are not otherwise disposed In this will-that Is
to say, but as my son Is mentally Incapacitated to regu
late the affairs, I do hereby appoint and constitute my
brother, whom I intend my executor, trustee and
guardian for my son; and all tho acts of said trustee or
guardian aro to bo In writing, to bo valid as to tho
acts of my son, my son and hoirs as aforesaid, and
whatever wife my sold son may over havo, during her
widowhood, shall novo tho use of tho said properly dur
ing thoir natural life. If my son, os aforesaid, hath no
surviving heirs, or Issue begot as aforesaid, thoo, at
their deceaso, my brother, Abel McKee, and any wlfo
ho may over havo, during her widowhood sholl have
the uso of said property for their natural life. If my
said brother bath heirs or issue, thon they shall hold
the said properly forever, on the same terms and con
ditions I wlllod to my said son." There is, nowhrre,
any intention, express or implied, In this will, by the
testator, to create a gift in feu simple to his son, or any
one oleo, and therofure his powor of disposition over
tho property in question is complete. .It la clear from
the tenor, trno Intent and meaning of this will, taken
as a whole, that tho testator intended that those lega
tees should only possess a Bfo catate In said premises,
and that it should eventually goto the Methodist Epis
copal Church. Tho testator then further decrees in
and by his said will aa follows : "Should my said son
and brother die without heirs or issue as aforesaid,
the residuo not appropriated by this will, that la, tbe
building on St Michael's globo, according to the terms
of said loase, I give and bequeath unto the Metbodiat
Episcopal Church near Charleston, the profits or In
come to bo distributed by the Trustees of said Cburcb
horoaltor designated, as a quartorago or salary botwoon
tbo noody located preachlog ministry near said
placo. Should my Bald son and brotbor dio without
heirs or issue, as aforosaid. tbon, whatover property
not otherwiso disposed of by tliU will, I givo and bo
qtioath tbo prouts or lncomo for tho promotion of tbo
Gospel of Christ or missions. Tho Trustees designated
or appointed heroin aro to collect and pay ovor to tho
agent or thoro that aro ongagod in Gospel missions
miller tbo authority of tho Methodist Eplfcopal Church;
and further, it is my peremptory ?leclaratlou that no
decision in law or equity ?hall attempt to change tho
provisions or Intent of this my laBt will end testament.
' do hereby constltuto and appoint my brother. Abel
McKco, solo executor of this my last will and testament;
t-hould my brother dlo, thon I do hereby appoint two
of tho Trns'eus or Gio Methodist Episcopal Chu rib lu
Charleston to act ne executors, trustees or guardians,
willi the sumo authority a? given to my brother in this
my hist will and testament. Gio Bnttl two trustees to In
selected by tho aforesaid loard ; and it shall be the duty
of the Mini trustcen BO appointed, to submit annually a
true maternent to tbo aforesaid board, how they have
executed tho business Of my osUto; aud should It appoar
that they or cither o? thom havo not managed the said
estate properly, tbo aforesaid board arc authorized to
appoint ono or two others of their board, and they shall
have tbo sanio authority to act as my oxecutor or as tin.
first two, und the aforesaid board shall havo authority
tu fill up tho vacancy out of their board In case
of death, or any ono so appointed refusing to act."
Hy tho provision? of this will it will bo seen
that tho defendant had co right whatever with
letters of administration de bonis non with tho will
annexed, as tho testator has expressly made provision
in his said will In tho event of his brother's death, by
tboreby appointing two of tho 'trustees of tho Metho
dist Episcopal Church as tho executors, trustees or
guurdlans, with full power to execute tho trusts thereby
imposed. From all thoro facts and the ovldence giveu
in this action, it appears that tho very contingency has
happened for which tho testator so cautiously and care
fully provided, to wit: tho death of IIIH SOU and brother
without heirs or issue, leaving tho question to be deci
ded as to tho right of tho plaintiff? to the possession
aud income of tho property in question. It appears
that t ' o said Johu McKeo mado and executed his Bald
last will and testament on tho 17th day of September lu
tho year 1831, and departed this life soon after, which
was many years boforo thoro was auy division of tho
Methodist Episcopal Church, whloh division did not
tako place until tho year 1 ? 11, and then under what was
Ht j led the "Lian of Soparatiou," as set forth in the
Journal of tho General Confercuco of tho Mothodiet
Episcopal Church, Vol. 2, pago 21?, section 9th, whl'ih
says: "That all the property of the Methodist Episcopal
Church lu mceting-houHOS, pareoiiagcB.collogos, schools,
Conference funds, comoterlus, and of overy kind within
the limits of tho Southern organization, shall bo forevor
freo Irom auy claim set up on the part of tho Methodist
Eplsc pal Church, so fur as this resolution can bo of
forco in the promises." This, to becomo an organic
law of tho Church, and to mako it binding upon
a I, and of any forco whatever, required
further action, as will be seen by tho last resolvo of said
?louerai Conference, on tho Kamo pago of the journal
thereof, in these words: "Resolved, 'lhnt tbo Bishops be
respectfully requested to lay that part of this report re
quiring the action of the Annual Conferences beforo
thom as soon an possible, beginning with the New York
Conferences." It is in ovldenco that to mako the said 9th
section of tho roport of tho Gouoral Conference of auy
avall.or binding force or effect as an organic law of tho
Church, it required the concurrence oi threc-fourthB of
all tho Annual Conferences, which was never had, and
which the Bald last resolvo of tho said General Con
ference ubovo sot forth, particularly prov dod for; but
evou admitting that the Genoral Conference had tho
power lo pass this Plan of Separation, and make li bind
ing upon tho Churches, without the sanction of tho An
nual Conf?rences, it certainly In that caso could only
control the absolute proporty then in possossion of tho
Church, hold in common and in their own right. The
Methodist Episcopal Church, at the time of tho maklug
of this will, and at the death of said John McKeo, as a
corporation, had a being, and, as wo think, continues so
to havo to this day, for tho want of the action of three
fourths of the Annual Conferences, to moko the action
o. tho Genoral Conference, or Plan of Separation, an
organic law of tho Church, or of any binding forco or
effect whatever. It is in evidence that tho testator was
at tho timo of his death, and for many years previous
theroto, had been an activo and consistent member
and trusteo of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
and that at that time thero was no Methodist Church lu
existence known by any othor name, all the schisms,
splits and secessions having taken placo in tho Church
many ye tra after the testator's death; consequently ho
knew no Church than tho Methodist Episcopal Churoh,
of which ho was a member, and could have memt no
other when ho executed his will. No one has any right
to the fee iu the property In question ; and since tho
death of the testator's son and brother without heirs or
Issue, the Church succeeds them, and is merely the
trustee or custodian thereof, and is only, in any event,
entitled to use any incomo of the samo for a specific pur
pose; it is merely in the na turo of a local or private
giant, for a specific and entirely local purpose and can
in no wise form a part of the Church property In fee,
ami can never, under any circumstance?, be disposed of
by thom; ind should tbey refuse to receive and take
cbargo of the samo, in accordance with the instructions
of tho testator, it must inevitably oscheat to the State.
There is no doubt but that tbis largo property ?as
meant and intended for the use and benefit of somo one;
it is self-evident that it is not the property of the de
fendant, nor does he protend to any right or interest In
the same, except in his official capacity as administra
tor, he merely holding it in trust for whoever is de
clared to bo rightfully entitled to the possession thereof.
Then tbo question recurs: to whom docs the possession
and income of this property bolong? Certainly not to
tho Methodist Episcopal Church South, for tto
reason that at tho time of executing sold will, and
at the death of tbo testator, there was no such
Church In existence. We must, therefore naturally
conclude that, Inasmuch as the Methodist Episcopal
Church was tho only Methodist Church in existence
at the time of the execution of said will, and at
tho death of tho testator, and ho, in his lifetime, and
for many years previous to his death, being an activo
member and trustee ol that Church, and regularly at
tending and worshipping at its altar, that they, and
they alone, were meant and intended as tho recipients
of his bounty; and, indeed, it wonld seem unnatural to
suppose that he could havo meant any other than tho
Church he so loved and of which he was so long a mem
ber. Thero may appear to be somo little conflict of tes
timony in this case, but are free to say that ali tho wit
nesses produced are gentlemen of high standing In
society, and somo of them oxolted in the Church and
of a high-toned character, and there cao be no doubt
gave their testimony freely and without bias or feol
log and strictly with regard to truth, and as far as their
momories served them to givo a plain and fair statement
of all tho facts and circumstances elicited in the course
of this trial. The whole case has been patiently and
ably conducted on both aides by ablo counsel, whose
urbanity of manner and courtesy to each other and tho
Court is deserving of commendation.
Upon a careful and critical review and investigation
of all the facts and the testimony in the case, togotber
with the various documents in the case, we have come
to the conclusion that our verdict must be for the plain*
It Is, therefore, ordered, adjudged and decreed that
the defendant deliver up the possession of the premises
set forth in the complaint or petition in this action to
tho plaintiffs, together with all paper? and documents
relating to the same. '
And it is further ordered, adjudged and deoreed that
the defendant, within twenty days, render to this Court
a full, jiut, trim and perfect account of all his actings
and doings in the premises, with good and sufficient
vouchers for all expenditures necessarily made In rela
And it is further ordered, adjudged and deoreed that
the plaintiffs forthwith pay Into this Court tho sum of
one hundred and fifty dollars, the costs of this action,
tho same to be ?ofunded to thom out of the proceeds of
the premises In question, and to be charged by thom to
said premises, KB necessary expenses incurred in rela
tion thereto. E. L. BARNE8,
Captain and Pro oat JudkO.
? ?? ?- ?
ONLY A 'WHITS QIBL-As there in no oppor
tunity now-a-days to shed tears of sympathetic
sorrow over the Bunoringa of the "soourgod
bla\o," oven in unreconstructed Texas, we com
mend to tho attontionof the oasily-movcd-to-toars
womon and mon of Massachusetts the recent
case of a young lady, eixteon years of age, who
was Boumlly flogged in tho Allston Grammar
School, of Cambridge, Maseaohusotts, within
sight and sound of Sumner'? Alma Mater, Har
vard, and almost under the shadow ofthat eradlo
of liberty, Faneuil Hall. The evidence shows that
tho young lady, for a "somewhat" impudent an
swer wheu reprimanded for whispering, was or
dered into a reoitation room, whoro twonty blows
with a strap were administered by the lady assis
tant, while another hold her handover her mouth
to stop her screams. During the punishment tho
master carne in and assistod in holding hor, anda
piano was playing to drown the noise.
But tho most singular oirenmstanoe connected
with this outrage is tho voto of the sohool com
mittee that tho whipping of a young lady, sixteen
yoars of agc, "is in accordance with tho rules for
tbo government of the public schools of Gam
bridge." Thorofore tho committee deolinod to
tako notice of this caso; hut it promises to bo
brought to the notice of the grand jury. Moan*
while, had this punishment boon infllotod upon
some tough, old, and recently reconstructed dar
key in Mississippi, the wholo Stato of Massachu
setts would havo been horrified and indignant.
??' t 0 a
"A Prussian Iriok" is a saying all ovor Ger
many, and an oxcollent illustration of tho meaning
was givon the othor day at Glewiiz. Tho train
was leaving with tho militia, when ti ?cir wives and
sistors flung thomselvos on tho rain before the
ongino. Tho station master compromised by,al
lowing tho women to accompany tue train, but in
different carriages. These carriages were at
tached, the train moved off, but loft tho women's
carriages bebind. %
BY YESTERDAYS MAIL.
Wo tako tho following resume of Congressional
from tho Richmond Whig:
A Glance at Congress.
Tho Radicals in Congress still porsist in doing
nil thoy can to crush tho South. Tho following
uro BOH?O of their reeout acls. Mi*. WAUK, from tho
Senate Comraitteo on tho District of Ciriunihin,
has reported a bill to roncal tho act to rotiocedo
tho county of Aloxundria t ? tho Stalo of Vir
Tho Senate Bill, regulating suflrago in the Dis
trict of Columbia, and giving negroes the righi
to voto equally Witta white citizons, waa consid
ered in the Souato on Friday last. To show the
animus of tho Radicals,- wo extract tho following
from tho debates:
Mr. Morrill (Disunion, Maine), moved to amend
tho first section by adding altr*r tho words "ciitno
or olT'iiec," tho following words: "Excepting per
sons who may have voluntarily loft tho District of
Columbia to givo aid and comfort to tho rebel
Mr. Brown (Disunion, Missouri), said ho did not
odjict to tho temporary diafranchisoment of
rebels, but if Mr. Morrill's amondmont contem
plated pormanout disfranchisoiucnt, ho was op
posed to it. Ho bcliovcd universal suflrago would
render innocent thoso rebol votos, and that it WHB
tho only basis of safo and pormanont reconstruc
Mr. Sumner (Disunion, Massachusetts)-Aro you
opposed to the disfranchiscmont of rebels?
Mr. Brown-As a permanent policy of tho Gov
ernment, I am.
The amendment was agreed to.
Mr. Morrill-I havo further to amoud by adding
after tho words "election therein" tho words "and
who can road tho Coustitution of tho United
States in tho English language, aud writo his
Mr. Brown-Let na have tho yeas and nays on
Mr. Pomeroy (Disunion, Kansas) opposed the
word "English.'' Ho did not boliovo reading in
tho English languago was necessary to moko a
good patriot of a man. Ho know a groat many
good citizens and loyal mon who did not under
stand tho English languago.
Mr. Grimes (Disunion, Iowa) opposed tho amond
mont on similar grounds to thoso taken by Mr.
Mr. Wilson (Disunion, Massachusetts) moved to
striko out tho words "Eogliah language."'
Tho Chair-Mr. Anthony said it was not in or
der to amend au amondmont.
Mr. Wilson said ho could not seo tho necessity
of tho writing qualification; many could not writo
from physical disqualification-paralysis, for in
stance Ho was opposed to the amendment of
Mr. Morrill modified bia amondmont by striking
out the words "in the English languago."
Mr. Stewart (Disunion, Nevada) moved to post
ponotho present and all ponding orders and tako
up tho bill to rogulato the sale and occupation
of mineral lands, but subsequently withdrew his
Mr. Morrill's amondmont, as modified, was re
jected by the following vote:
Yeas-Mosers. Anthony, Gragin, Edmunds, Fes
sendon, Foster, Harris, Kirkwood, Morrill. Poland,
Pomeroy, Sherman, Trumbull, Wade, Willey, and
Nays-Messrs. Brown, Buckalow, Connoss,
Davis, Grimoa, Guthrie, Hendricks, Howard,
Howe, Morgan, Norton, Nye, R-vmeey, Spraguo,
Stewart, Sumner, Yan Winkle, Wilson, and Yates
Mr. Willey (Adm., W. Va.) offored an amend
ment Btriking out the first section of the bill, and
in lieu thor, ol' inserting a provision that in elec
tions hereafter to be hold in the District of Co
lumbia, the following described persons, and those
only, shall have a right to vote:
All persons who aro actual residents, and who
were entitled to vote in 18G5; all persons residents
of tho district who havo been duly mustered out
of the United States service, and may hereafter
ho muatored out; all malo citizons of the United
States tweuty-ono years of age, excepting pau
pers; porsons non compos mentis, or persons con
victed of an infamous offence, who. being resi
dents of tho ward or district ia which they voto,
shall havo resided there for ono year next pre
ceding any election, and who shall havo paid the
taxes assessed against them, and who can read
and write their names.
Mr. Willey supported the abovo in a lengthy
written speech. Ho denied tho right of Congress
to logislato upon the subject of BUgrago in the
States, and would favor nothing but a qualified
suflrago in the District of Columbia. In the oourso
of his remarks he discussod the question of the
abolition of slavery, and its effects and other ques
tions growing out of it.
At the conclusion of Mr. Willey'a speech, pend
ing tho consideration of the bill, tho Senate, on
1 motion of Mr. Doolittlo, went into executive ses
sion, and soon after adjourned.
On the samo day, in the House, the tax bill
being under consideration, the subject of taxing
cotton and tobacco was discussed. On tho sub
ject of the cotton tax, the House and tho Senate
disagree. The former, by a large and decisive
voto, had put tho tax at five cents per pound, tho
Senate reduced it two, and the Honse manifesta a
determination to adhere to ita vote. To show
the unscrupulous malignity of these men, we
glance at somo of their remarks. Mr. Monnu.i,
said he believed the tax of five cents would "in
flict no injury on the South, but that thoy would
be earnestly in favor of it." He also declared that
a tax of twenty cents per pound on tobacco "was
little enough. Ho boliovod himself an impartial
jnror betweon the two sections of the country on
that subject, as his State did not produce or man
Mr. GmswoLD thought that, at twenty-fivo
cents per pound, Amorican cotton would be used
in England in proferenco to tho cotton of other
Mr. STEVENS asserted, as an incontrovertible
fact, that the attempt to cultivate cotton in the
East had now beon gonorally abandoned.
Mr. KASSON donied tho fact, and aaid that, on
the contrary, ho know that efforts had beon made
in India, and ho supposed wore still continued, to
produce an extraordinary amount of cotton under
the stimulus of high pricos. Tho following will
show both the unecrupulouBU-88 and malignity of
old STEVENS :
Mr. 8tovon8 said that every man who had'
studiod the history of soils, climates and produc
tions, must know that America could produce
cotton at loss than half tho cost of its production
in other countrlos. If tho cost of producing it in
this country were 30 cents a pound, it would be
all bought. A tax of five cents a pound would,
therefore, not stop tho salo of a pound of it,
neither would a tax of ton conts. If Congress
bad been wiso onough to adopt the constitutional
amendment, he had proposed to lovy an oxport
duty of ton cents a pound on cotton; it would
have produced a rovonuo of from two to three
millions of dollars, and thus the country would
havo got somo littlo pecuniary compensation from
thoao who had caused tho mighty dobt of tho na
tion. But as that was not dono, Congress should
levy this tax of five conta. It was the only thing
it would be likely to get out of tho South. No
one could oppose it who was not in practice and
theory a froo trador, and who did not scorn tho
idea of protecting Amorican industry.
Mr. Kiiseou asked whethor tho gontloman re
ferred to him as a free trador. Mr. Slovens re
plied that ho judged so from his speech. It waa
nothing but a froo trado argument. It had not
ono ijympton or odor of proteotion in it. P-ssing
on to tho subjeot of the tobacco amondmont, ho
denouncod it aa tho most ruinous, heartloss and
crushing moasuro over inflicted on the industry
of a people. It would destroy the cultivation of
tobacco in Now York, Pennsylvania, Ohio and the
Mr. Banks advocated tho tax of five couts on
ootton, as one of tho means of deriving a revenue
to pay tho debts of the Government. Boforo tho
cotton crop of the country could largely increase,
it would bo necessary for tho Government to ex
tend ita aid in repairing the levees on tho Misais
sippi, in rclloving the plantors of tho Bouthorn
Statos from thoir proportion of tho taxoe, for a
timo, at least, and in sustaining and supporting
tho pooplo engaged in tho agricultural pursuits.
Ho believeil that then tho quantity cf cotton pro
duced would bo doubled or tripled, ami that it
could ho sold for half its former pri?e. Ile bo
liovcd it could bo raised for two am' a half cents
a pound whon tho former slave bi came the owner
and planter of one or two or fivo aeres. Hereto
fore cotton had been produced in only live State*;
ho believed it could be grown more orlctwprofita
bly in twenty States.
Debato being CIOHCII hy the previous qaeaiion,
tlie House proceeded to vote- on the amendment
ou which separate votes had beou asked for, Iii?
recommendation of the Committee of Ways and
Means having been followed as to nil the- rest.
Tho first amendment voted on wuu that reducing
the tax on cotton from fivo cents lo two cents a
pound. The amendment was non-concurred ?n,
the vote being taken by division.
The blind, stupid malignity of these men is un
paralleled in legislativo history. Their object id
to raise revenue, and they take the very measures
to defeat that object by crushing tho States from
which a groat portion of th?se revenues must
come. If they will let tho South alono, and leave
her industry unshackled hy onerous burdens, in a
few years sho will yield revenuoB sufficient to pay
moro than her portion of the public debt, and lo
enrich thousands of individuals, North aud South,
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"A smile was on her Up-health was In her look
strength was in her step, and m her hands-PLANTA
A few bottles of PLANTATION BITTERS
Will cure NervouB Headache
" Cold Extremities and Feverish Lips.
.' four Stomach and Fetid Breath.
" Flatulency and Indigestion.
" Nervous AffcctionB.
.' Excessive FaUguo and Short Breath.
" Pain over the Eyes.
" Mental Despondency.
" ProBtraUou; Great Weakness.
" Ballow Complexion, Weak Bowols, Ac.
Which aro the evidences of
LIVER COMPLAINT AND DYSPEPSIA.
It is estimated that seven-tenths of all adult ailments
proceed from a deceased and torpid liver. The biliary
secretions of the liver overflowing into tho stomach poi
son the entire system and exhibit the above symptoms.
After long research, we are ablo to present the most
remarkable cure for theso horrid nightmare dlseasoB,
the world has ever produced. Within one year over six
hundred and forty thousand porsona havo taken the
PLANTATION BITTEILS, and not an Instance of complaint
has como to our knowledge I
It Is a most effectual tonic and agreeable stimulant,
suited to all conditions of li fe.
The reports that it relies upon mineral substances for
its active properties, are wholly false. For the satis
faction of the public, and ' that patients may consult
their phy.-iicians, we append a list of its components.
CALISAYA BABR.-Celebratod tor over two hundred
years in the treatment of Fever and Ague, Dyspepsia,
Weakness, otc It was introduced into Europe by the
Countess, wife of the Viceroy ol' Peru, in 1640, and
afterwards sold by the Jesuits for the enormous price of
itt own weight in tilver, under the name of Jesuit's Pow
ders, and was finally modo public by Louis XVI, Klug
of France. Humboldt makes especial roferenco to its
febrifuge qualities during his South American travels.
CASCARILLA BABE-For diarrhoea, colic and diseases
ol the stomach and bo ?reis.
DANDELION-For inflammation of the loins and drop
OnAMoMii.K FLOWERS-For onfeobled digestion.
LAVENDER FLOWERS-Aromatic, stimulant and tonic
highly invigorating in nervous debility.
WINTKRORHEN-For scrofula, rheumatism, etc.
ANISE-An aromatic carminative; creating flosh,
muscle and milk; much used by mothers nursing.
Also, clove-buds, orange, carraway, coriandor, snake*
Another wondcrfnl Ingredient, of great use among
the Spanish ladies vt South America, imparUng beauty
to the complexion and briUianoy to the mind, is yet un
known to the comiuerco of tho world, and wo withhold
ita name for the prcsont.
ROCHESTER, N. Y , December 28, 1661.
Messrs. P. H. BRAKE k Co.-I have boen a great suf
ferer from Dyspepsia for throo or four years, and had to
abandon my profession. About threo months ago I
tried tbo Plantation Bitters, and to my great joy I am
now noarly a well man. I havo recommended thom in
several cases, and, as far as I know, always with stgna)
benefit. I am, rotpcctfully yours,
Rev. J, S. CATHORN.
PHILADELPHIA, 10th Month, 17th Day, 1862.
RSSPEOTKD FRIEND:-My daughtor has been much
bonefitted by the uso of thy Plantation Bitters. Thou
wilt sond mo two bottles more.
Thy friend, ASA OURR1N.
SHERMAN HOUSE, CHICAGO, ID., )
February 11, 1863. J
MESSRS. P. II. DRAKE k Co.:-Please send na another
twelve cases of your Plantation Bitters. As a morning
appetizor, thoy appear to havo superseded everything
else, and are greatly esteemed.
YonT, ?a, GAGE k WAITE.
Arrangements are now completed to supply any de
mand for this article, which has net heretofore boon
The public may rest assured that in no caso will the
perfectly pure standard of tho PLANTATION BITTEIIS bo
departed from. Every bottle bean the fac-timile of our
ti?nature on a iteel plate engraving, or it cannot be gen
Any perton pretending to tell PLANTATION BITTERS in
bulk or by Uu gallon, it a swindler and impoiter. Beuare
of refilled bottle!. See that our Private ?lamp is Unite
TILATED over every cork.
8old by all Druggists, Grocorsand Doalors throughout
Che conn try.
P. H. DRAKE & CO., New York.
April 30 ftnwlyr
?-RUPTURE CURED l_WHITE'S PATENT
LEVER TII?88 la warranted to euro KUPTUUE radi
cally. Powor l8 niado strong or light at plearnro.
No pressure on tho BACK or COltl). Sold wholesale
.mil rotail. Pamphlote freo.
ffllim PATENT LEVBIt TRUS8 CD.,
No. 609 Broadway, N. Y.
to- CHEAPEST STORE IN NEW YORK TO
HOY CHINA. OLASS, STONEWARE, CUTI.KUY,
SILVER -PLATED WA mc, kr. always <m hand, that
popular, now ami bentitiful Wliito KtoBO Parisian Din*
nor. Toa ami Toilet Boto, handsome a? China, (--.iiuo
color Biiil Rhnprs, and half tho i rice Call ami RIO |1
you don't purcliaHC. floods sont all over tho world.
HADLEY'?, COOPEE INSTITUTE,
April 14 BttithSmo Middle of flin Blortr.
aarHPEOiAL NOTIOK.-"UHEATOAES FROM
uttio aoocni grow." Tho wont diseases known to the
aman race spring from caimes HO small as to almost
ofy dotoction. Tho volumoR of se?entillc lore that lil)
tho tahlee and 8holveB of tin* medical fraternity only go
to provo and elaborate theso fact?.
Then guard yonrRolvoH while you may. Tho smallest
pimplo on tho skin IR a toll-talc am) Indicator of disease;
It may fade and dlo away from tho surface of the body,
bul It will reach tho vitale, perhaps, at Uni, and dcatb
*?ethe result and final CUIHO. MAGGIEL'B BILIOOS
DYBPEPTIO, aid DIARRHEA PILL- euro where all
othors fall. Whilo for Ennis, Scalds, Chilblains, Cntf,
and all abrasions of tho skin, MAGGIPL'S Halve le In?
fallible Bold by 3. _LU.QIEL, i?o. 4:J Fulton-street,
Now York, and all Druggists, at 26 cents per box.
MB- BATOnELOB'B UAIU DYE1-TUE ORIGINAL
and best in tho world I The only trno and perfect HAIR
DYE. Harmless, Koliablo and Instantaneous. Produces
Immediately a splondld Black or natural Brown, with
out Injuring the hair or ?kin. Bomodlos the ill offerts o
bad dyos. Bold by all Druggists. The genuine li *!i-ied
WILLIAM A. BATOnELOIl. AN".
BEGENERATTNG EXTRACT OP MILLEFLKPBl?,
Por rcHtorliiK and Euaulifylni; the Har.-.
CHARLES BATCHELOB, Now Y.:_.
August 17 Jvr
jaar MAITRI AGE AND CELIBACY,
an Essay of Warning and Instruction for Young Men.
?.leo, Diseases and Abuses which prostrato tho vital
powers, with snro nicaiiH of relief. Bent froo of cbargo
in Bealed lottcr envelopes. Address, Dr. J. ?KILLIN
HOUGHTON, Howard Aaaoclatlou, Philadelphia, Pa.
?W COLGATE'S HONEY SOAP-THIS CELE
BRATED Toilet Soap, In such universal demand,
made fror.- tho choicest materials, Is mi lil and
.molllentln ita nature, -?ngri.ntly accnted, and
extremely beneficial in Its action upon tho akin. For
aale by all Druggists and Fancy Goods Dealers.
KkT ARTIFICIAL EYES.- ARTIFICIAR HU
MAN EYES made to order and inserted by Drs. F.
BAUOH and P. GODGELMANN (formorly employed by
BOISBONNEA., of Paris), No. 599 Broadway, Now York.
tar AWAY WITH SPECTACLES.-OLD EYER
made now, without Spectacles, Doctor or Medicine,
Pamphlet mailed free on receipt of ton cents. Address
I. B. FOOTE. M. D., No. 1180 Broadway, New York.
J9STTHE BALE OF THE PLANTATION BIT
TERS ia without precedent In tho history of the world.
Thoro la no Beeret in the matter. They aro at once the
moat speedy, strengthening health-rostoror over dis
covered. It requires but a singlo trial to understand
this. Their purity can always bo rolled upon. They
are composed of tho eclobrated Calisaya Bark, Cascarilla
Bark, Dandollon, Ohamomile Flowera, Lavender
Flowcra, Wlntergrcen, Aniao, Cloverbuda, Oraugc-poeL
Snake-root, Caraway, Coriander, Burdock,
They are especially recommended to clergymen, pub
Ile speakers, and persona of literary habita aud seden
tary Ufe, who require ireo digestion, a relish for food,
and cloar mental faculties.
Delicate females and weak persons aro certain to find
in theso Bitters what they havo so long looked for.
They purify, strengthen and invigorato.
Thoy create a healthy appetite.
They aro an antidote to change of water and diet.
They overcome effects of dissipation and late hours.
Thoy strengthen the system and onllvau the mind.
They prevent miasmatic and intermittent fevera.
They purify tho breath and acidity of the stomach.
They euro Dyspepsia and Constipation.
Thoy cure Diarrhea, Oholora and Cholera Morbus.
'?hoy euro Liver Complaint aud Nervous Headache.
Thoy are the best Bitters in the world. Thoy make
the weak man strong, and aro exhausted nature's great
The following startling and emphatic statements can
be seen at our office.
Letter of Rev. E. F. COANE, Chaplain of the 107th Noffi*
NEAU AOQUIA Cn_-K, March 4th, 1863.
Owing to the great exposure and tcrriblo decomposi
tion after tho battle of Antictum, I was utterly prostrat
ed and very sick. My stomach would not retain medi
cine. An article callod Plantation Bitters, prepared by
Dr. DBAKE, of New York, was proscribed to givo mo
strength and on appetite To my groat eurprlso they
gave me immediate reliof. Two bottles almost allowed
me to Join my regiment. . ??.?.. i havo nineo seen
them used in many cases, and am freo to say, for hos
pital or private purposes I know of nothing like them.
Rev. E. F. GRANE, Chaplain.
Letter from the Rev. N. E. Ou.nn, St. ClalrsvHlo, Fa.
GENTLEMEH:- You wore kind enough, on a former oc
casion, to send mo a half dozzon bottles of Plantation
Bitters for $3 150. My wife having dorivod BO much
benefit from tho use of thoso Bitters, I desire her to
continuo thom, and you will ploaso aeud na six bottles
more for the money enclosed.
I am, very truly, yours,
N. E. GILDS, Pastor Ger. Ref. Ohurch,
So-Digas' HOME, SOPEBINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1
CINCINNATI, OUIO, Jon. 15th, 1863. J
mm o m ornoo?
I havo given your Plantation Bitters to hundreds of
our noble soldiers who stop hero, moro or losa disabled
from various causes, and tho effect Is marvellous and
Such a preparation as-trrhrtrrT bean fly" wish In every
family, in every hospital, and at baud on every battle
field. O. W. D. ANDREWS, Superintendent.
Dr. W. A. CHILDS, Surgeon of tho Tenth Vormont Re
glmont, writes:-"I wish evory soldier had a bottle of
Plantation Bitters. Thoy aro the most effective, per
fect, and harmless tonto I over nsod."
Wi-i.AnD'B HOTEL, 1
WASHINGTON, D. 0., May __d, 1803. J
GENTLEMEN:-We require another supply of your
Plantation Bitters, tho popularity of whloh dally in
oreases with the guests of our house
8YEE8, CHADWICK b 00.
AC. Ac. Ao. ko. Ac.
Bo sure that every bottle bears the fao-elmUo of our
signature ou a atael plate label, with our privat? atamp
over the cork.
P. H. DRAKE & 00,
No. 203 BROADWAY, N. Y.
Sold by all respectable Druggists, Phyalclana, Grocer?,
Saloons, and country Hoteladealera.