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Morning;, April 30, 106i.
PJ?B Tanken War with the French.
"Whatever may be she truth in the. rumor ai
respects the supposed warljke relations of
France ead the United'States, there is strong
reasons for believing that the enrolling officers
of the United State* army are making strenu?
ous efforts to persuade our paroled prisoners to
join them in "a war against the Fran ch.'' This
? ia the. phrase srriong them, and. tho bounty,
offered is not only ic gold, bat very high-a?
much as $160 to a man. This is tho report of
nnmerons paroled or disbanded SOUUJ* if th?
eenfiict with tho Confederate States be closed
by treaty, then we have ab question bat that
the United States'Government will sask to em.
ploy their veterans in support of%the Mexican
Republic, -against Maximilian;' Wd; however
moah the Mexicans * may" loathe the alliance,
with a people whom they religiously hate
and with good, reason-they will yet, in their
extreme need, be very glad to welcome the
aaeeera which they can bring. The United
States will not declare war against Franco if
they ssn help it; they will simply ally them?
selves with the Government of the Mexican
Republic, in sustaining tho cause- of Republi?
canism, so called, orrthe American Continent
Ia other words, for tho maintenance of the
Monroe doctrine-\ t France ie pledged tacitly, if
aot directly and .openly, ta th? support of Maxi?
milian and bia new ampire. - Hm eenie, indeed,
will commend itself to the .whola eoatiueat of
In rope, and measurably to Great Britain. It
ia net improbable that, if saab a war ia once
began, it will put the whale Christian wcrld in
armor, and theagb -wo may behold ita begin,
aug, it is-vtry dcabtfnl if any among us will
ase the end. The straggle, will bs Titanic;in
proportions-being tho-straggle, en a scale of
the grandest magnitude, between Ttaoaaeraey,
e-n the one hand, and Legitimacy on the other.
It will be well for us, if we. san isolate our*
selves from the conflict, and content ourselves
with planting potatoes ia obscurity.. It will
depend, perhaps, on the negotiations how - laid
to be geing forward, whether we shall bo able
tn reaeh thia. desired consummation. Torn,
trampled in ashes, with oar seas worn, wound?
ed, wes ried, and so many of them jilling re?
mo<e graves;-honorable, though obscure-the
Sou th needs repose for recovery; and, if wa are
xot to be suffered this peace-the enjoyment of
this much needed repose--if our ssas aro still
lo shed their blood in frequent battle, to which
we eau see no ?end-why negotiate-why_-Jay
down car weapons at all-why chango* tho
-renne-tie customers-the cansel and, aa if
sworn to suicide, ruth jnto a conflict with new
pe cpl n, on a new scene of action, sacrificing
ear host blood in a struggle in which we caa
hawo bot little interest. Peace* peace! is ear
need, and not a change from one field ta an?
other, and against other peoples. . ->
s? a rn?
The report that $,200 Yanbee prisoners,
seri .bask from Florida, wera recaptured**
Macon, is entirely false;' Thees prisoners art
sow at Airemos villa,
Female Educatf??* ef th?"Poor.
Wbil? speaking ?f tb? ?amp of iastruet?on
?nd of farm schools for the poor hoys of th?
country, ire were not nnmindfol of wfi?t is doe
to the necessities ?nd education of tie female
portion of the same classes. A similar instila
lion for tb'? benefit of girls is easy of eoaeep.
tion. The sam* law prevails ia Utk tases, and
a like necessity is ?nggesti-e of th? ad op tao?,
for their wnnte, of a Hare institution, only varied
according to th? sex, and its characteristics and
future employment in lifo. Instead cf a farm
for field .culture, there should bc a dwelling,
v?ll provided with spinning wheel? and looms
-the wmhjtigg jenay, W yon please; or even
an extensive manufactory, for thc making of
cloths and cards, bonnets, hats and a thousand
other things, with instructors for teaching bow
to sew and knit, deo. Bo many hoars to simple
teaching in thc schools; so many hoers for
sewing, knitting, spinning; weaving; and so
tanny hours for yeo cation in grounds and gar*
de?. A taste for gardening, for tho cultivation
of shrubs and flowers, may be thus implanted; j
cad, aa thc children exhibit talent and suscepti?
bility, they should be afforded opportunity for
pasiing into the provinces cf tho fine arts.
There can be no doubt of the value of the
plan, The great difficulty will be found in that
whick, hitherto, has been tho least difficult of
all our problem?;-thc procuring of thc proper
teachers. Whore there arc nine in ten pujpjls
who may be taught to 'learn, there have boca
scarcely five teachers in fifty: who" were pro?
perly prepared to teach. Get a wise matron as
housekeep*?*, and a calm, equable, sensible
teacher, else of the'femal?-scx,.who ar? abls
to keep their own psssio. >. in subjection. What
is chiefly wanted ?-A toaener, to make.him or
her successful, is that he -or she shall be ebie
and will condescend to study ?he child. E rory
ehild is individeal-ao two to be taught prc
eisely in tho same manner, and the individual
qualities of th? pupil mast be traced ont and
fat homed before yon can give the proper direc?
tion to th? faenlties, moods and morals of tko
subject. This will require a loving industry
on tb? part of th? teacher, which is a rare
quality, ?but on? even of more necessity than
any profound learning or brilliant- ability. A
good teacher most be a philosopher, not a bod'
man-a meek bot true Christian, and not a des?
pot cr a mora drill sergeant
To tho Row. B. M. Palmer, D. X>.
. KxwBxaaY, S. O., April 16, 1666.
Dean 8m: Excuse the liberty I take in ad
or'cssing yon through the public prints. My
motive must he my apology. The manifold
miseries which have befallen our unhappy,
country must be s matter of deep regret and
serions reflection te avery right-minded person.
It cannot be denied that the clouds of 'war are
now lowering darker overtmr political horizon
than they bave ever done before, and that
tbe dangers which now menace ?3-are greater
than aay which have .yet. threatened ottr be?
loved country.-. Bat, #irf distressing ?s ar*
t lies? calamities and threatening thes? dangers,
tbere is, I firmly believe, a maana of arresting:
them; tkat moana is tbe removal of tb? grand'
cause of all these troubles, the exceeding sin?
fulness of our people. It would ba presump?
tion in n*, ?ir, to remind yon of the roany pre?
cious promises of Holy^Writ-,- Jto the .low*, if
tbay would repent of their iniquities. God ia
* just God, tho earne .yea*er??y,* to day? and
forever, end surely ve may appropriate these
promises to ourselves, if wo but turn from our
transgressions. T Our cjuie^a _yest, but it is se?
riously jeopardized* by wicked* defenders. Ged
waits to be gracious, andto deliver ne from the
power of oar enemies, ff f*erV|"l au ly do what
He requires us. Bat our people seem'sunk in .
a state of almost hopeless depravity. A Oo ? -
forgetting covetousness, the-fru?Ifni purent of
everv other vice, has sapped thc foimdniioiis of
moral and religious principle,, ?nd thc greater
the calamities of tho country, the wider ia the
departure from these principles? ls there no
remedy for these evihi Vh?re"is but one, a
special and wide-spread outpouring of the re?
generating influenceaJor Ooe^s Holy Spirit, as *
a blessing open human- instrumentality. I
have thought thnt ifeorae eloquent and earnest
orator, would go over ??r country, and address
our people upon this subject, he might be in?
strumental, under God's blessing, in turn ?Dg our
people from the error of their ways, arid thus
pave the way for any c?flj* and honorable de?
liverance from all osir miseries. I know of no
one better fitted*"for this noble undertaking,
than yourself. Your present distinguished po?
sition before our people,, vould lend much au?
thority XO;.your words. The inward reword
would be*, a sufficient inducement lo you.
Surely there are enough liberal-hearted men,
who would be willing to defray your expenses.
Your congregation would scarcely refuse their
?sent toso holy, an object To you I leave
the consideration of thia important subject. I
have an inward assurance of God's blessing
With the highest respect, dear sir, I remain,
your? truly, ^ _ . ' S.
[Commun ion, ted
Liincoln's Griefs Prophecied in the Talmud.
A Talmndisttcal friend of the writer, during
the sumir er of 18al, taking up, inch's atudy,
an open volume of the Talmud, drew his at?
tention tera particular passage, aud asked, "Can
you read that!" Tho reply was, "Yes-it i?
'Hai Lincoln!'-which means-'He will go down
in grief.'" "It is prophecy,**said our friend?
"and; surely, it is the fate of this man to end
bis. career m grief."
The writer of this related th? conversation to
Mr. Pennington, the editor of the Raleigh Pv<>
greu, who published it. The article was eopied
by the Mobile Register, the editor of which, itt
a hamoaroas vein, said: "With Grant in tV>
Mississippi mud, Medellin in tbe Chickako
mhvy mud, and Linooln ia the Tal-mwf*, the
Yankees must be deep in th? mud."
The ead , of Lincoln liss certainly Leen
reached. ' He is in the*mud. He has come I*
grief-to a see*3?n and miserable end/ in th'
moment of his greatest power-in the highe?;
sense of security-in the midst of revelry
and without being permitted] to see the hand
writing ?n'the Wall--"J/ene, mtw., teJrcl vyh??
ein!" The Cbeldaie sitrnificstion cf his nan*?
has" proved praphetica". whether eoaec-ived >?
prophecy of not. Hut the end is rt-! yti
reached for the Yankee nation. Theirs ?irv
be % pre?nt triumph, but it ii thc ead %) ar
crowns the work, and that end. iu tb?> long
"uture, wHo shall predict! bet us wait upoi.
God, .whose mill grinds slowly, according to tl e
German proverb, tnt grinds thoroughly and to?
tue proper end. * HERMANN.