Newspaper Page Text
Tuesday Morning-, Joly 18,1866.
j ?ichefd ?eadon. j
' ' Th? Charleston correspondent of the
New York Herald contains, amidst much
personal matter, the following paragraph:
;,v **Mr. ^Jregg ?informe me that Richard
Yeadon, Esq., the celebrated laudator of
the lamented Everett, and author of a
reward of $10,000 for Butler's head, is
living in abject poverty at Aiken, S. C. He
has taken the oath, and hat repented of tlie
act, which he says reo? the most foolish of
Ms life-done tr? a moment of delusion."
Where the grammar of a writer is so
loose, we need not concern ourselves too
closely about the value of his fttcts. The
reader will see? from this paragraph that
Mr. Yeadon has reached the climax of
insanity. He has scarcely taken the oath,
before he repents of the act. which, he
says, "Tas the most foolish of his life
clone in a moment of delusion." * If the
United States Provost Marshal attaches
any importance lo this statement, he will
probably proceed to the instant arrest of
the deluded man, so quickly repentant of
his delusion. It is just possible, however,
that the correspondent of the Herald
meant to tell us that Yeadon repented of
the extravagant offer which he made of
$10,000 for the head of Butler. If But
Jer's heart were to accompany the head,
the bargain would prove fatal to thc pur?
chaser. Decidedly, Y"eadon was insane
when he made the absurd publication; ?
and, as all his friends know, he lias done
a thousand such absurd things, in and out
of print, under the influence of insanity.
Such was his mad apostrophe to Edward
Everett; such his purchase of a million of
stocks one morning, when he hud to bor?
row the money to pay for them; ana such
have been-but why enumerate? All Mr.
YTeadon s friends-and he hos many, ond
deserves, in spite of all his eccentricities,
to have many-have been for ten years
made conscious, by his extravagances- 1
that he labored under a mental malady of
the most remarkable kind; and they
waived all exceptions to his conduct, and
tolerated frequent rudeness, and bore pa?
tiently with intemperate assault, ia consi?
deration of this malady. The people of
the whole city-nay. State--were more or
less fully aware of this malady, which,
after enduring in one form, of erluse and
enthusiasm almost amounting to madness,
suddenly, in the twinkof an eye, changed
to its opposite, and become a sullen, apa?
thetic melancholy, in which condition
his nearest friends would not have been
at all surprised at bis suicide. Bating the
painful and sometimes offensive exhibi?
tions of his malady, in its extreme effects,
Mr. Yeadon has always been esteemed as
a pure, good, kind-hearted man-doing
generous offices for numerous friends and
relatives, and liberally dispensing his
wealth, at once, in all charitable objects
of merit, and in all social enterprises
which promised benefit to his cit}'. His
hallucinations, however extravagant, were
usually harmless, and though frequently
painfully annoying to his very best friends,
were yet forgiven by those who were least
so-as proof ol an erring condition of
brain, or blood, or both. In his calmer
moments, Mr. Yeadon is sensible o' his
disease and of its dangers, and, after con?
sulting with seme of the best physicians
in this country in regard to it, he, at their
advice, visited Europe, that he might ob?
tain the diagnosis of the great physicians
We are very sorry to see it stated, on
' such good authority HB that of Mr. Gregg,
that Mr. Yeadon hos lost his fortune. We
can hardly persuade ourselves that the
report can be true of the abject poverty
of his condition. We take for granted
that, in his case, as in that of most of the
wealthy lowlanders and midlanders of
South Carolina, their fortunes are a wreck;
but, in the case of h property so magnifi?
cent and various as that of Mr. Yeadon,
there must surely be enough recovered
from the wreck for a moderate support of
himself and most interesting family for
the rest of his life. Whatever the faults,
weaknesses, or eccentricities, of Richard
Yeadon, his life has been honorable, his
intellect is able, his energies are wonder?
ful, his industry not less so, and his whole
career has been marked by virtues which
the least sympathizing of his fellow-citi?
zens have acknowledged. We should be
very, very sorry to believe this report of
his pecuniary condition.
Rev. E. A. Bolles has been appointed
Bible Agent for this State and Georgia.
, COTTON.-ThyLondon correspondent o?
the New York Ihnes *ays that the East
was in a fever of> speculation upon cottony
when the,war ended. The price of cotton
fell one half upon Lee's surrender. Grant's
batteries rained min on Bombay.. Eng?
land's design to monopolize the production
and manufacture of cotton has been frus-.
trated. The correspondent remarks:
Before the war, England paid ?38,000,
OOO a year for cotton, of Which ?24,000,
000 went to the United States. Now for
a half supply she pays nearly double the
I amonnt-say ?60,000,000. China, Japan
and India, from which so much was ex*
peeled, are practical failures. The best
they can do is to supply limited quantities
of an inferior article at double the price.
Egypt does a little better, but not enough.
If labor can be re-organized in the ?South,
so as to produce cotton in former quanti?
ties and at former prices, America may
again have the monopoly aud supply the
world; or by laying a heavy export duty
on the raw material, may have a monopoly
of the manufacture. Colton was created
to clothe the world-negroes were created
to raise cotton-the country that has the
best soil for raising cotton, the most ne?
groes to raise it, and the best skill and
machinery to manufacture it, can clothe
the world, and make it commercially tri?
butary to pay for it. With proper manage?
ment, England and France, iu ten years,
can be placed farther in the back-ground
by this means than by any war, however
The steamship ?orro Castle, from Ha?
vana on the 1st inst., arrived in New York
on the 6tb. Her only news of particular
interest is that from Mexico, which repre?
sents the progress of events there to be
highly favorable to the imperialists. It
is claimed that they are steadily advanc?
ing in nearly every portion of the country,
defeating and scattering the republican
troops and securing possession of the prin?
cipal important town?. iNow that Presi?
dent Juarez, as reported, has been forced
to flee from Chihuahua, his capital, the
imperial officers are sanguine of soon cap?
turing him or compelling him to leave his
country. Maximilian has directed his
Minister of Public Instruction to see that
a system of education for the youth of the
country shall be immediately established.
He says this is a matter in which the
clergy of Mexico have hitherto, unfortu?
nately, taken little er no part; but here?
after they will have to give attention to
it. The anniversary of the landing on
Mexican soil of the Emperor and Empress
was duly celebrated in a number of towns
by balls, illuminations and other ceremo?
A TERRIBLE DEATH.-Col. J. II. McClan
nahan, late editor of the Memphis Appeal, J
has met with a terrible accident, which j
resulted in his death. On the morning of
Juna 29, he was fouid in the alley in the j
rear of the Gayoso House, Memphis. He
had some time during the night fallen from
the window of his room in the third story
of the hotel, and was horribly mangled
by the fall. Both arms and both legs were
broken, the latter near the knees, his chin
crushed, and he was otherwise badly
bruised. He was conscious when disco?
vered, and, in the intensity of his agony
begged them to kill him and put an end to
his sufferings. Ho died shortly after. Col.
McClannahan was for many years editor
of the Memphis Appeal, and accompanied,
that paper in its migratory tour through
the various Southern States during the
The Herald's Yera Cruz correspondent
mentions a rumor that the cession to
France of the Northern Mexican States of
Sonora, Sinoloa and Durango, so long
talked of, would finally be consummated
in a decree to he issued by Maximilian,
about the 1st instant. The Emperor was
still on his tour in the interior, and the
Empress had left the capital to meet him.
They were both well received by the peo?
ple wherever they went. Over 1,000
fresh "French soldiers for Maximilian had
arrived in Vera Cruz, and passed into the
interior, and more were to come.
The number of emigrants who arrived
in New York from Europe last-week was
5,500, and estimating the value nf each ,
one to the capital of the country at j
$1,600, the week's emigration is worth
$8,250,000. The average of money, specie,
brought by emigrants this year has been
$60 per head, so that the 6,500 emigrants
of last week added $330,000 in coin to our
stock of specie. Before a month, most of
them will be at work, earning wages and
producing wealth, paying taxes in the way
of taxed goods, and thereby helping to
support tho Government and pay the in?
terest on the debt.
The World's Washington special says
the Secretary of the Treasury has pro
duced reliable estimates of the cotton
West of the Missis'iippi. The figures sub.
rcitted to him add about a million bales.
Partial returns of the quantity of cotton
East of the Mississippi have been received,
which estimate that somewhat exceeding a
million bales have been made. The Sec?
retary is confident of the effect from the
exchanges of great value represented by
this cotton, which will aid his efforts to
restore the currency to a sound basis.
FINANCIAL.-Mr. Smith asked in a crowd
what the present high price of meat was
owing to. "A considerable part of it,"
responded Mr. F -, "is owing to your
butcher-for it is two months since you
have paid me anything."
PROB MILK CHANUK.- The New York
Mercury, of the 3d, publish es a Washing?
ton despatch stating that Secretary Stan?
ton will leave the cabinet on the 15th, and
mentions Preston King as bis probable
successor, which will make it necessary
for Secretary Seward to retire. The Tri?
bune takes occasion to say he long since
notified President Johnson of his wish to
be relieved of his official duties at the
earliest day consistent with the demands
of the public service.
The thorough bred stallion Don Juan,
I ridden by Gen. Custer at the grand review
I at Washington in May, is said to have been
taken by him for his own use without
I compensation. His owner is said to have
I afforded undoubted proofs of loyalty,
whereupon Secretary Stanton gave an
order for the rendition of the animal. He
was valued at $9,000. Like action was
taken lately in the case of a pair of
matched mares, for a year in possession of
; Major Britton, Paymaster's Department.
. BEAUTIFUL COMPARISON.-In fan imagin?
ary conversation betwe?n Petrarch anjd
Boccaccio, from the pen of Walter Savage
Landor, there is the fallowing passage.
"The damps of autumn sink into the
' leaves, and prepare them for the necessity
of the fall; and thus insensibly are we, as
years close round us, detached from our
tenacity of life by the genial pressure of
The New Yerk city dog pouud at the
foot of Twenty-fifth street, East River,
waa opened for the season on the 12th ult.,
and during the three weeks ending on
Monday, 3d, there had been received into
it 2,210 dogs, found astray and unmuzzled
on the streets. Of these 2,144 were killed,
only 66 being reclaimed by their owners.
The Toulon experiments with a new
infernal machine were referred to in the
French Chambers on the 15th, and de1
structive powers of a very high order
were claimed for the invention, but were
partially discredited by the Minister of
Marine. Electricity is said to be the
principal agency employed.
The object of the Spanish plot recently
discovered at Valentia is asserted to have
keen the overthrow of the Bourbon dy?
nasty in Spain and the union of Spain
with Portugal. The name of Gen. Prim,
now iu Franee, is mixed up with the
The annual produce of gold in Oregon
has been steadily increasing during the
last five years. One account makes the
shipments from Oregon last year at* from
six to eight millions of dollars. Other
estimates place it as high "as twelve mil?
TUE MITSCOGKK RAILROAD.-The Flint
River Bridge, on the Mustogee (Ga.) Rail?
road, is completed, and but one small
bridge now remains to be finished to make
the connection perfect between Macon and
Columbus. The trains will be running
through in a few day?.
Presentations are getting common. The
captain of a canal boat "out V- est" baa
just been presented with a service-of five
years in the penitentiary, in consideration
of the distinguished ability with which he
plundered a passenger and then kicked
The Herald1* special says Sterling Price,
the rebel Missouri general, will probably
go to Mexico and engage in silver mining
with his brother-in-law and others, who
are extensively interested by tbs purchase
of valuable mines in that country*.
The Herald's London correspondit re?
cently visited the Great Eastern and saw
despatches sent through the whole length
of the cable. DeSauty, who managed the
old cable, comes out on the Great Eastern
as chief electrician of the expedition.
TUE STONEWALL.-The Spanish Govern?
ment proposes issuing orders to the Cap?
tain General of Cuba.to deliver to the
United States the insurgent ram Stone?
wall, now at Havana.
Lord Palmerston, it is stated, will retire
from public life as soon as the pending
appeal to the country is fin ?shed. His in?
creasing infirmities and failing health are
the reasons alleged for his retirement.
? petition is circulating through Minne?
sota, to the next Legislature, in favor of
woman's suffrage. One of the reasons
stated for it is, that it would tend to im?
part a refining influence in our politics.
The Tribune's special says reporta have
been rife of a feeling of disaffection among
the troops formerly of the army of the
Potomac, which threatens to create a dis
turbance unless averted by necessary mea?
Secretary Welles has issued an order
reducing the navy from a war to a peace
establishment. He think; this will reduce
the navy from 65,000 men to 12,000 or
A petition from the Italian press to Pre?
sident Johnson, begging him to accord a
general amnesty to all the rebels, without
distinction, is published in the Count Ca?
vour, a Turin newspaper.
Rear Admiral Dupont has bequeathed
$175,000, the amonnt of his prize money,
to establish a new asylum in Washington
for the orphans of soldier! and sailors.
Clement C. Clay has been allowed,
under guard, to emerge from his dungeon
and take the air for half aa hour. His
health suffers frem confinement.
. Bushwhacking is still continued, as a
profitable exercise, in the upper parts of
the State of Alabama, especially between
Tuscurnbia ?nd Tuscaloosa.
. EXCHANGE BANK.-At a meeting of tb?
Board of Directors, held yesterday morn?
ing, the resignation of Alex, Laughlin, 1
?sq., was accepted, and Henry E. Scott,
Esq., was unanimously elected Cashier.
MEM.-Prentice (Louisville Journal)
says: "Never buy goods of thone who
don't advertise. They sell so little that
they have to sell dear."
FRESH STOCKS.-We call the reader's
attention to the large and various stock
just advertised by Mr. Melvin M. Cohen.
It will be seen from hts advertisement
that he must have canvassed Charleston
thoroughly, and indirectly. New York, for
the accumulation of so large a variety.
He announces his purpose to sell cheaply,
in order, volii subito, to turn over quickly;
and he is wise. A swift penny is better
than a slow shilling.
Monday dawned upon us with quite an
autumnal aspect. The winds were quite
Septemberish, free and lively, with just
enough of Northing in them to reconcile
us to the thickness of Con federate igrey
trousers. But we capnot hope for this
temperature long. The weather is unset?
tled; the skies are still turbid, and alto?
gether the season is as capricious as a
pretty damsel who has been spoiled by a
crowd of dull lovers in her train-insolent
to all the masculine gender because of the
sorry specimens she happens to know.
The following is a list of letters at the
office of Zealy, Scott <fc Bruns:
John Agnew, James Adams, (2.) John
Alexander, G S Bower. John Crawford, T
W Dawson, Henry W Dicks, John English,
H W Fielden, J S Fairlev, A Huguenin,
Mrs L E Myers, Mrs C B Park, Miss A C
Park, F W Pape. C P Pelham, Mrs J Ring
gold, W LTurner, Mrs L II Rives, Mother
Superior. Miss T Stocker, Miss Annie Wil?
liams, W II Walker, T C Veal, Peter Pe?
terson, Mrs J H Ancrum.
TrtE LAST SPLURGE OF A REBEL
SYMPATHIZER.-Mr. Roebuck, M. P.,
addressed a turbulent meeting of his
constituents at Sheffield on the 9th
ult., and made the following allusion
to American affairs:
I say I am as opposed to slavery
as you-[hear, hear]-hut there are
many ways of fretting rid of slavery.
One is to get rici of the slave. That
is being done at the present moment.
They are dying bv hundreds of thou?
sands. ['Where?'"and 'Np.'] I then
said, and I say now, that the best way
of emancipating the slaves was to do
it gradually and carefully; to fit them
for freedom, and by that means not to
incur the horrible guilt of killing many
millions of your fellow men. [Laugh?
ter.] That is all I need say about
America. ['How about recognizing
the South?'] I am quite sure that if
the South had been recognized great
good would have been done. [Cheers.]
In the first place, the arrogant, the
everbearing, and great republic o?
America would have been split in
two-[cheers and a hiss]-and for the
safety of Europe that is required.
['No.'] You have not played out the
play yet, my good fellow. [Laughter.]
By-and-by you will see what will be
the result, and I say that my policy
was a wise policy. It was not ac?
cepted by the great council of the
nation; and what did I do? When I
found that the .House of Commons
was resolved not to acknowledge the
South, I held roy tongue about the
matter. [Cheers, and a cry of' Good.']
I have never mixed in a debate about
America eince. I felt that in that
great assembly every word' peals
throughout the world, and that every
word I utter, insignificant as I may be,
will sound as a trumpet to all mano
kind. I did not speak; I accepted th?
decision of the House of Commons; I
thought-I think it wrong, and I hope
my country may not find that I was
The Government is rapidly returning to
their homes in the South the rebel prison?
ers of war, and all of them, excepting
those who prefer remaining at the North,
will soon be back in their native States.
The steamers Salvor and Idaho, together
canying 900 liberated rebel soldiers from
Newport's News and Point Lookout, des?
tined for Chahleston, Savannah and Mo?
bile, passed Fortress Monroe on the 3d
instant. Altogether 42,800 recently impri?
soned rebel soldiers have been discharged
under the recent War Department orders
for that purpose.
The deaths by the war are estimated at
half a million in round numbers. Perhaps
another half a million will represent those
who are maimed or diseased fer Hf?.
Safeguards for Pardon. ' ?
The following circular letter of th?
Attorney-General is issued to the
several Provisional Governors of the
After consultation rtith the Presi?
dent, I desire to call your attention to,
and ask your co-operation, in cases
arising under the proclamation of am?
nesty and pardon of May 29. "While
the administration desire? to make the
operation of that instrument as gene?
ral as possible, it is obvious that great
dangers are to be apprehended from a
loose or indiscriminate exercise of
clemency. In order, therefore, to
protect your State and the General
Government from the evils resulting
from such use of the President's
pardoning power, I desire to refer to
you hereafter, the applications for
pardon, made io pursuance of that
proclamation, by citizens of your
State, in relation to which this de?
partment lacks ir formation, and to ask
from you a report in each case as to
the propriety of granting the clemency
iuvoked. The special points on which
information ie desired are: First, is
thc -petitioner, from such information
as you can -obtain, like-y to he a
peaceful and useful citizen in the -
future? Second, have any proceedings
been instituted against his property
under the confiscation act? Third, is
any property ? belonging to him now
in possession of the United States
authorities as abandoned properly or
In cases where reference is made to
you, all the papers on file in this office
will be sent to you for your informa
?on, and it is earnestly desired that
you will give them a prompt and
careful attention, and return them
with your repot:. The President
desired these cases referred to you for
two objects: First, to do away as far
as may he possible with any risk of
granting pardons to disloyal or other
wise improper persons, and especially
to such persons as from previous con?
duct and character are n?t to be trust?
ed with the control of that class which
has been happily converted, by rebel?
lion and war, from slavery to freedom,
thand to which e Government looks
in the not far distant future for sup?
port, and from intelligent and loyal
citizens. Second, the President de?
sires to strengthen your banda in the
reorganization of society in your
State by every means constitutionally
belonging to him. To you primarily,
he. looks for the support of law and
order in your State, and/or the insti?
tution of such measures as will, at the
earliest day possible, place her in pro?
per relations with the Federal Union,
and thus restore her- to all the bless?
ings of a Government which we
proudly think to be as strong as it is
merciful. The United States District
Attorneys are instructed to render
such assistance as may be necessary in
A NEW ORGANIZATION OF PARTIES.
From the violent, threatening course
of the leading Northern abolition
radicals in reference to negro suffrage,
we look, during the coming long ses?
sions of the new Congress, for a spht
in the Republican party, and the
organization of a new administration
party, from the moderate men of all
parties. The war democracy of the
North are ready, and the steadfast
loyalists and honestly repenting rebels
of the South are ready for this move?
ment. It is a combination which, if
rightly started, will be apt to control
the affairs of this country for the next
5fty years; but to be homogeneous and
successful, all those old Southern se?
cession fire eater? must be shut out,
ind all such Northern democratic
beretics and disorganizes as the Val
landighams, the Seymours, the Woods,
:he Brookses, and all their tribe of
pestilent copperbeds. In this move?
ment for the future, let Southern
?ebel fire eaters, Northern copperhead
eaders and abolition fanaties, all be
packed off to Coventry, and we shall
lave a new national eemocratic or?
ganization that will control the next
Presidncy.-New York Herald.
James T. Andrew, of Montgomery, has
>een sentenced by a military commission
o ten years confinement in Fort Picken*,
florida, for killing a negro A lar .re nura
)er of negroes are ajso despatched to th?
tame dungeon, sentenced to a similar