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Saturday Morning, February 3,1866.
The amendments of the Constitu?
tion of the United States, the Bich
mond Dispatch says, seem to Le re?
garded by the dominant party in this
country as the panacea for every evil
which afflicts our social or political
system. Is the "rebel debt" to be
killed? Amend the Constitution. Is
slavery to be forever abolished?
Amend the Constitution. Are the
negroes to be admitted to all the
rights of suffrage everywhere? Let
the Constitution be amended. In
short, whatever the radicals want
done, or do riot want done, they pro?
pose to accomplish by amendment of
the Constitution. They are like
quacks who practice with a single
species of patent medicine for the
cure of all diseases; and whether a
purge or emetic be required, they
will in all cases administer the same
dose, without diagnosis or prognosis.
Under the manipulations of political
charlatans, who prescribe an amend?
ing plaster for everything, the great
charter of American rights and liber?
ty will soon resemble an old vessel
covered with barnacles, a rock en?
veloped in moss, a fallen tree full of
mushrooms, or a cow shingled over
with ticks. It is proposed to tinker
the Constitution as if it were an old
coffee pot, and to cobble it like an
old worn-out boot or shoe. New
patches, it seems, are constantly need?
ed upon this old garment. Too much
new wine put into this old bottle, we
fear, will prove injurious to its inte?
grity, and we are looking forward to
a period when the Constitution will
not be able to stand the treatment to
which it has been subjected. "We
fear it will break down, smash up and
go to pieces, under the weight of all
No good can come of this reckless
and frequent invasion of the sanctity
of an instrument, from which pollut?
ing hands should be excluded as much
as possible. Too much tampering
with the constitutional safeguards of
a people's freedom is dangerous, and
jeopardizes their rights and happi?
ness. Tho war has already strained
the timbers of the Constitution hea?
vily, and has given rise to interpreta?
tions and the exercise of powers,
which no one ever dreamed the Con?
stitution admitted of before. It was
hoped that, with the return of peace,
the error? woidd have been perceived
and the damages repaired. The shock
and violence of war are less to be
f eared than the sap and mine of peace?
We have copied the above from the
Dispatch in our editorial column, as
an article deserving the grave consi?
deration of all our readers.
SKATING AND SLEIGHING.-For seve?
ral days past the New Yorkers have
been enjoying delightful skating and
sleighing. On Saturday and Sunday
the Central Park lakes were thronged
with thousands of skaters, while all
tho roads leading from the city pre?
sented a gay scene from the great
number of sleighs. The Herald states
that on Sunday, the 28th nit., there
were no less than 100,000 persons in
the park. There is also fine skating
and sleighing at Boston.
THE FENIANS.-The address of the
Irish Bepnblic, dated at Dublin, has
been published. It says that "the
work of preparation in Ireland is
done. We know our strength. We
are not grappling in the dark. A
point has been reached from which
we see the goal clearly. We call
upon you to aid the Irish Army of
independence, which will soon stand
or fall with its faceto the enemy. We
ask a loan, which shall be paid within
six months after the establishment of
Tho address is endorsed by a card
from O'Mahoney, urging prompt ac?
tion by the Fenian Brotherhood.
The grim death is expected in New
York tho lastof March. It has already
attacked the West Indies, and advices
published from Guadaloupe state that
the cholera is making such havoc
there that it is feared the whole popu?
lation will be swept away. Many
citizens of New York are preparing to
take their families into the country as
soon as the winter is over.
One of the principal causes of trou?
ble in this country, at present, is the
unfortunate tendency which some
people have of interfering with other
Letter from Governor Orr.
We extract the following from the
New York News:
Governor. On-, of South Carolina,
under date of January 19, 1866, ad?
dressed a long letter to the President,
in relation to the sea island lauds,
from which the following extract?
are made: In the lower part of the
State, scarcely a contract has been, or
can be, made. The delay in carrying
out your instructions of last October
positively, which bas continued from
General * Howard's visit to Captain
Ketchum's return, within the past
few days, renders the freedmen, as a
body, incredulous of any restoration.
They have in many places quietly
but firmly refused to accept auy
terms; but, I regret to say, that within
the last few days they have in some
instances resorted to violence, burn?
ing down ' dwellings, destroying
bridges, entrenching themselves in
their quarters and refusing either to
contract or to give way to th^ose who
will. And in these cases, it is proper
to say, that the contracts offered them
have been approved by the United
I States authorities as liberal and just.
This is not unnatural, for as long as
the freedman has reason to believe
i that the Government will give bim a
I homestead of forty acres, he will not
voluntarily -work for wages. It can
j not, I think, be denied that the action
of the Freedman's Bureau in this
State has largely contributed to this
unfortunate result. "Without entei
ing into the minute detail of its ad?
ministration, I am constrained to say
that there is, to my mind, sufficient
evidence of an unwillingness to co?
operate cordially with the policy of
the Government. Certificates of title
have been in some cases granted to
persons filling none of the conditions
even of Gen. Sherman's order, and
have been given to chance visitors to
the islands for lands, not only for
themselves, but for their friends who
had never been away from their homes
in the interior. Great delay has been
interposed in the execution of the
forms necessary to restoration, and
the bureau has, indeed, gone far to
defeat the very object of your orders,
for it has decided that where a freed?
man refuses to contract on any terms,
however just, that in such case there
can be no mutually satisfactory ar?
rangement, and his refusal acts as a
bar to restoration.
In addition to this, the whole of
the Parish of St. Helena, and a great
portion of St. Luke's, comprising
the body of the estates which, in
intrinsic value, in their former
amount of product, cannot be sur?
passed by an equal extent of country
in any State of the Union, have been
appropriated by the Government
under the provisions of the direct
Tax Act. These lands are occupied
by freedmen; some under the pre?
tence of allotment; some under pre?
tence of purchase; some under pre?
tence of Gen. Sherman's order, and
most under no pretence at all The
Tax Commissioners charged with the
execution of these acts have mani?
fested these sympathies as the agents
of the Freedman's Bureau, and this
whole section of country is held out
as not only a home of the refugees,
but is a land of promise for every in?
dolent freedman in the State.
Finally, a bill has been reported to
Congress, and is now under discus?
sion, by which the titles granted
under General Sherman's field orders
are to be confirmed for three years.
I do not think, therefore, that I am
risking either an extreme or doubtful
opinion when I say that the chief
cause of all our difficulty, in finding
a solution of this question of labor,
proceeds from the action of the Go?
vernment encouraging the belief that
the sea coast region of South Caro?
lina is to be confiscated for the pur?
pose of establishing a system of inde?
pendent colonization for the freed?
men. If this is not so, then the in?
terests of this State require that this
impression, so generally prevailing,
should be authoritatively denied, and
that those who, for purposes of per?
sonal interest or of political agitation,
are endeavoring to prolong and to
exaggerate our present embarrass?
ment, should be deprived of so effect?
ive a means of mischief. Can any
reason be found why the planter on
the coast, who was driven from his
home in 1861 or 1862, should now
have Iris lands appropriated for dis?
tribution, while his fellow-citizens of
the middle or upper districts, whose
estates have been untouched, whose
industry has been undisturbed, but
has participated as fully and heartily
in the war, shall be confirmed in pos?
session of his. The policy of which,
as a representative of the State, I
complain is the partial and unjust
confiscation of the property of a
small portion of citizens, including a
large number of unoffending widows
and orphans, to be given in the same
spirit of injustice in which it is taken,
to persons having no claim for special
consideration at your hands. The
mere introduction of the bill for con?
firming these titles has bad an imme?
diate and injurious effect. It has
checked the energy which was begin?
ning to manifest itself; suspended
the contracts which were in process;
arrested the spirit with which the
planters were preparing to go to work
hopefully and heartily, and stopped
at once the investment of all North?
ern capital which was beginning to
find profitable employment in South?
ern fields. Now, if tho occupation
of these lands in the hands in which
General Sherman's order placed them
is confirmed also, and ^very day will
make it worse, one of two'things will
follow-either this section of the
State will nearly be abandoned to its
fate, and its miserable population,
dwindling away from disease, and
wont and crime, will, after a few mis?
chievous vagabondage, disappear
from the land, or by fraud or force
they will be repelled. But if these
lands are restored, their capabilities,
tho certain remuneration of success?
ful cultivation, the fact that the freed?
men are accustomed to the soil, mode
of culture, and habits of employer,
will secure to such freedmen success?
ful contracts and the most liberal
wages. The planters who can return, :
aad the foreign capital which will j
occupy the places of those who can?
not, will by energy soon recover |
these places, and the country will reap j
This letter of Governor On* was
brought to Washington by'a special
messenger, who was too late, how?
ever, to influence the action of the
Senate on the action of the Freed?
man's Bureau bill relating to the sea
Arrest In Charleston.
We learn from the Courier, of yes- j
terday, that on Tuesday morning last, j
an accomplice, of a robbery com- I
mitted on the Lorenzo Bank, oi Ohio, J
was detected in Charleston on last
Monday morning. The officers en?
gaged were Messrs. Levy and Davis.
The Couriw says that the officers,
on receiving their information, im?
mediately instituted a search and
succeeded in tracing the object of
their search to a house in Wentworth
street, South side, near Butledge.
Here he was living in splendid style,
having taken a twelve month lease of
the building, at the rate of $700 per
annum, the rent payable monthly in
gold coin. The mistress of the house
hails from Philadelphia, and it is said
accompanied the prisoner on his trip
here. He had also several female
boarders, who, he said, were concert
singers. On the arrival of the officers
at the house, Monday morning, they
observed a carriage iii waiting. The
officers thereupon drew back a short
distance and awaited the denoue?
ment. As thc carriage, after leaving
the door, was passing the officers, the
latter hailed the driver with an order
to halt. Officer Levy, on reaching
the carriage, said to the inmate,
"your name is Bobertson." "No,"
was the reply, "my name is Moul?
ton." "Ah!" said the officer, "just
the man we want- driver, drive to the
guard house. " The prisoner was then
taken to the guard house, where he
has been secured until the departure
of the sheriff of the county, and
president of the bank, for the place
where the robbery was committed.
Governor Orr has already signed the
requisition turning the prisoner over
into the hands of the proper au?
What Has Congress Done.
The New York Herald thus sums
up what Congress has done since its
meeting in December last:
Two months of the present session
of Congress having expired, the ques?
tion naturally recurs, what progress
has been made by the two Houses in
the heavy schedule of work before
them touching the reconstruction of
our domestic and foreign affairs. We
can only answer that we lxave had
any quantity of speeches, resolutions,
bills, constitutional amendments, &c.,
submitted in each House, but that the
practical results, so far, have been
very small. One bill has been passed
into a law-that providing against
the cattle disease by prohibiting the
introduction into the United States
of European cattle. The House has
passed a bill by a two-thirds vote
extending the right of suffrage with?
out restriction to the blacks of the
District of Columbia, and the Senate
by a similar vote has passed a bill
enlarging the powers of the Freed?
men's Bureau, and beyond these
achievements and the reconstruction
powers accorded the joint committee
of fifteen, otherwise known as the
Committee of Public Safety, we have
nothing in the way of business to
report. Yet there is the constitu?
tional amendment reported from that
committee, and which, for a week
past, has been under discussion in
the House. This amendment, exclud?
ing from the basis of Federal repre?
sentation the whole race with regard
to which any State may deny or
abridge the right of suffrage, will, we
guess, be referred back to the com?
mittee to-morrow. The District negro
suffrage bil], meantime, will probably
come up in the Senate ; and thus, upon
this bill, that amendment, or some?
thing else concerning the rights ol
the negro, all other subjects of Con?
gressional legislation may be super
ceded for a month or two to come.
THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH.-The
Birmingham (England) Post says:
"Birmingham is again to have the
credit of manufacturing the wire for
the new Atlantic cable, and Mr.
James Horsfall has commenced the
work. The company intend to pick
up the cable already partly laid, com?
plete it, and their engineers entertain
no doubt whatever of being able to
do so; and the new cable is intended
for a second line of telegraph, tho
directors feeling convinced that ono
medium of communication between
England and America will be alto?
gether insufficient for the commer?
cial requirements of the two conti?
nents. Both cables will be complete
j WaihlBgton New? and Ramon.
i The unconditional Union men
from the South, who are sojourning
i in Washington, and who delight in
1 the designation of "Hard-pan Recon
stractionists," have prepared the fol?
lowing specifications as an epitome of
their construction of the Constitu?
tion, and had the same printed for
circulation -Muong Congressmen:
1. The ei._iusive power of Congress
over the subject of citizenship and
2. The power of Congress to give
effect, by the enactment and enforee
I ment of laws, to all the protective
' provisions of the Constitution, and
to make the principle of protection
? practically co-extensive with citizen
3. Tho positive constitutional in
I terdict upon the power of Congress,
I and upon the Legislatures of the
! different Stater., to subvert or. impair
] the natural or personal rights ennme
I rated or implied in the Constitution.
4. The power of Congress to com.
j pel the enforcement and maintenance
i of republican government in every
State, making the enumeration ol
personal and natural rights and thc
protective features of the Constitu
tion tho definition and test of what is
republican government; and further,
in order to establish and maintair
such local republican government ir
every State, to prescribe, in cose o)
necessity, the rule of suffrage or cjuali
fication of voters.
The applications filed for clerk
ships at the Treasury Departmeiv
have now reached 22,000, and every
day augments the number. It is i
singular commentary upon this strif<
for office, that no class of persons ii
this country are so notoriously put tc
it to live on their incomes as tin
clerks in Washington. Congress i
incessantly importuned for their re
lief; many resign from sheer inability
-to live here, and yet the pressure fo:
clerkships is unprecedented.
Somj of the most indefatigabl
workers against reconstruction ?ire t<
be found among the subordinate of
ficers of the Freedmen's Bureau ii
the South. They ar* yet only suppl;
members of Congress Avith data fo
speeches, and do not confine them
selves to the channels prescribed Iv
the regulations in their transmission
This proceedore flanks Gen. Howard
whose innate honesty would promp
him to suppress many of the exagge
rated?yarns if they came through th
office of the bureau. In several dis
tricts, they control a newspaper o
two, and they manufacture publi
sentiment, which comes to congres
sional dead-head subscribers throng]
the mails as the expression of a fre
and independent press, is dove-tailei
into speeches, and of course hus it
weight with the uninitiated. Th
New Orleans Tribune, a paper of thi
class, bound hand and foot to th
Conway clique," is regularly furnishe
to radical members of Congress fe
the above named purpose. Sine
Gen. Fullerton's visit to the Louis:
ana district, and his correction <
corruptions there, there has bee
considerable discussion and some i
feeling among the officers of th
Bureau in that district especially
and many of their little secrets hill
come out. It is evident that, no
withstanding Gen. Howard's offer;
to prevent it, the Bureau has come 1
be quite a political machine. Uno
ficial news from officers of the Bi
reau and Southern newspaper e:
tracts quoted in congressional speechi
should be taken with a grain of Kalt
THE PEABODY GIFT TO TUE LOX DC
Poor..-The first report of tho tm
tees of the Peabody fund has be?
given to the world. It appears th:
this munificent gift to tho poor >
London was accompanied by a stip
lation that it should be so employ?
as to render it reproductive, so til
not the present only but futuregen
rations might *hare in its benefit
It was therefore decided, after di
consideration, to expend the fund
the erection of model lodging lions
on a large scale, in which the real
deserving poor might be enabled
obtain a decent home at a low
price than that which they common
pay fer the most wretched accoinm
dation-a boon which few can fail
appreciate. The result has been th
the trustees have erected model lod
ing houses in Spitalfields, to accoi
modate 200 persons; at Islington f
650, and at Shadwell for the sar
number, while at Bermondsey ai
Chelsea erections of the same kii
on a similar extensive scale are
progress; The amount of good th
accomplished it is not easy to ov<
estimate, while the plan adopted li
the advantage over ordinary chant
bl*? schemes of not lowering the se
respect of those who receive its bei:
The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion, of t
19th ult, says:
"It is no longer a secret that o
able Senators are remaining in Was
ington city at the earnest solicit?t!
of tho President, who is desirous
seeing the Southern States once mc
represented in tho hails of Congre:
Judge Sharkey would have return
lome long since but for the assuras
of the President that he would be c
mitted, and h.f earnest desire to ha
bis assistance in his efforts to
justice to the Southern people."
? - ? - .a. .
The Nashville and Chattanoo
Railroad has begun a suit against
late President for $100,00 chining
in permitting the Confederate t
vernment to use the road und its nt
chinery during the war.
BEAUTIFUL- SENTIMENT.-A beauti?
ful extract below is from the pen of
Hom George S. Hilliard:
"I confess that increasing years
bring with them au increasing respect
for men who do not succeed in life,
as those words arc commonly used.
Heaven is said to be a place for those
who have not succeeded on earth; and
it is sure that celestial grace does not
thrive and bloom in the hot blaze of
worldly prosperity. Ill success some?
times arises from a superabundance
of qualities, in themselves good
from conscience too sensitive, a taste
too fastidious, a self-forgetfulness too
romantic, a modesty too retiring. I
will not go so far as to say, with a
living poet, that 'the world knows
nothing of its men,* but there are
forms of greatness, or at leant excel?
lence, which 'die and make no sign;'
there arc martyrs that miss the palm
but not the stake; heroes without the
laurel, and conquerors without the
THEIR PLACES OK ABODE.-Business
called us from bonn1, through the
District, several days this week. Wo
were struck with the number of neat,
new cabins, that arc being put up all
over the country. In several cases,
we noticed evidences of neatness and
economy in the arrangement of tho
Thc little cabins arc the abodes of
the freedmen, who, not satisfied to
remain in the yards of their employ?
ers, have "pitched their tents" for
freedom in the forest. It was a sub?
ject of remark to soo the ebony faces
of "mamma" and the little ones
Now, that they are thus settled, we
trust that they properly appreciate
home-that they will be honest,
frugal, ami industrious. Such a course j
will bind to them, hy ' 'hooks of steel, " !
friends of both races-those who can
serve and protect them in the hour j
of trial and dangar, Look well to j
this !- Picken fi Co ur i fr.
A Goon PROSPECT.-The Albany
(Ga. ) J1 at riot says :
"While there are as yet quite? a
number of negroes wandering about
the city, liable to be indicted as
vagrants, the great majority in this
section have made contracts for this
year and have gone to work. One
half or more, probably, have con?
tracted for a portion of thc crop. They
prefer this to payment in money as a
general thing. This plan, if adhered
to by the freedmen, and the next j
season bc a good one for raising cot
ton, large crops and handsome profits
will be the result. If present inten- j
tions are carried out, we have no j
doubt there will be between one-half I
and two-thirds the amount of cotton j
raised thc present year that used to j
be previous to the year 1861. There
has been in Dougherty and adjoining |
counties nearly as much small grain !
sown as was formerly, and the pros
pects are, thus far, that a large crop j
will be made."
The New York Citizen says, that j
those who grumble at paying four ;
cents for daily and ten cents for I
weekly papers here, would do well to
notice what European papers cost.
The London Timen costs $4:5 a year.
The Daily News, Globe, Herald and
Post, charge the same rate. The
London Evening Mail is published
three times a week at $25 a year. The
London semi-weeklies $12. The
French daily papers, large ones, are
about the same price ?ts the London ;
prints. Those about thc size of ours
cost $20 and 625 a year. The German
papers cost from $22 to $3G a year.
The cost of paper and composition,
and indeed everything connected
with the make-up of a paper, is much
less in Europe, than in this country,
so that the American journals are
even cheaper than would appear from
tho disparity of prices.
LIBEL SUIT WITHDRAWN.-The libel
suit of A. T. Stewart, Esq., the great
dry goods merchant of New York,
against the editors of the Police Ga?
zette, of that city, for a publication
which he deemed derogatory to his
character, and in which the name of
an actress was used, has been with?
drawn. The editors, it appears, made
an explanation of the circumstances
under which the article was publish?
ed, and Mr. Stewart, like a sensible
man, regarded it as satisfactory, and
withdrew the suit.
Thc Galveston Bulletin says there
are two kinds of newspapers, which
are equally unwise, and equally inju?
rious to public sentiment. The first
is that which misrepresents Southern
sentiments and slanders Southern
men. The second class is comprised
of those papers who represent the
negro as idle, lazy and vicious-who
seek to sink him still lower in the
general estimation, and at the same
time to raise up a sentiment averse to
GENERAL EARLY.-A letter was re?
ceived at Petersburg, Va., from a
gentleman in Mexico, who announces
the arrival in that country of Gene?
ral Early. He rode on horseback, in
disguise, from Lynchburg to Galves?
ton, Texas, and thence took ship to
Havana was wrecked, finally reached
that city, and after a short stay sailed
... . -- .
The people of London are trying
to devise a plan to obviate the diffi?
culty and dangers of the over-crowd?
ed thoroughfares of their great city,
ft is estimated that last year 221 per?
sons were killed by vehicles on the
Advertisement*, to insure insertion,
should be banded in by 4 o'clock p. tu.
CASU.-Our tenus for subscription, ad?
vertising ami job work are oath. We bop?
all parties will bear this in mind.
"THE CODE." -The Acts passed by th?
Legislature relative to the freedmen, for
sale at this omeo. Price SO cent?; by mail
MAH. ARRANGEMENTS.-Thc post office is
open daily fro ir 9 a. ni. to 2 p. m. and from
5 to 6 p. m. The Northern mail is closed at
9 p. m.; Greenville 9 p. m.; South Carolina
Railroad mails G p. m.
THE BUK NINO OK COLUMBIA .-An inter?
esting account of the "Hack and Destruc?
tion of tbe City of Columbia, S. C.," baa
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
tbe Phoenix steam power press. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
AND STILL ANOTHER. -Messrs. Townsend
6 Nor tb have received a lot of "Southern
Almanacs,'' which, with other attractions,
contain a correct fortune-teller.
THE CHARLESTON COURIER.-W. 8. King,
Esq., who ie connected with this old and
sterling paper, passed through this city,
yesterday, on his way to the up-country,
on a business tour. We commend him to
the kind consideration of our friends.
Hean i n. Dm ?ne cc Schi mi er are the agenta
for the Courier in this city.
LUNCH.-Our readers are informed that
a capital lunch will be served up at the
"Rear House" this morning, free of ex?
pense. Mr. Pollock has just opened a fresh
supply of a new brand of ale, the "Ams
dell," which is much liked. We are indebted
j to him for a sample of the ale and a bowl
j of delicious oyster soup.
WEEKLY FAMILY PAPER.-On the 14th
instant, we shall commence the publication
of a family paper, entitled "The Weekly
Gleaner-4 Home Companion." The paper
will bc double the sizo of the Phoenix, and
will contain thc cream of the news, miscel?
laneous matter, editorials, stories, etc., in
the daily and tri-weekly publications. Sub?
scription price $4 |>er annum. Specimen
copies sent on application. There will bo
an interval of two weeks between the pub?
lication of the first and second numbera.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for tu?, first
T. J. Gibson-Com Whiskey.
J. T. Zealr-Notice to Debtors.
J. S. Phillips-Merchant Tailor.
Wm. Simons-Hands Wanted.
John P. Brown-Plantation to Bent.
L. C. Clarke-Bice, Flour and Hay.
Jacob Bell-Citation Mariah Gonzales.
Levin & Peixotto-Cotton Seed.
W. A. Harris-Land Agent.
Southern Ins. and Trust Co.-Instalm't.
Home Ins. Co.-Instalment.
D. J. Hane-Notice to Debtors.
Kit-hard Caldwell-Corn, Oats and Hay.
J. G. Gibbes-Corn, Hay and Meal.
" " -Beal Estate, <kc.
Durbec & Walter-Auction.
A. B. Phillips-Vacant Lots.
" " - House to Bent.
The London Times says: "We have
already stated that associations were
being organized with a view of direct?
ing a copious stream of emigration
from Europe toward Mexico, as soon
as the necessary concessions from the
Government had been obtained. Dur?
ing the month of November, there
landed at Vera Cruz, from ships
which left Havre, 290 colonists."
THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS.-It
is stated that letters from influential
conservatives in the New England
States are pouring into Washington,
urging their Senators and Represen?
tatives to avoid a rupture with the
Executive, and to abide, as far as
possible, by the policy he has seeu
lit to mark out for the restoration ot
The Nor'- Wester says the Hudson
Bay Company forwarded to St. Paul
6,000 mink skins, contained in twelve
ordinary sized boxes, probably the
most valuable package of furs ever
sent to St. Paul. They were sold at
SO each, making a total of $54,000.
The duty upon the skins was $1,200
The Imperial Exchequer of Mexico
has received quite an addition, in the
way of a legacy of 20,000,000 francs,
that being the amount left to the Em?
press Carlotta by the will of her
father, the late King of the Belgians.
With this money, Mr. and Mrs. Maxi?
milian ought to be able to get out of
Mexico in the most aristocratic style.
ADMISSION OF TENNESSEE.-"Par?
son" Brownlow has written a letter to
Speaker Colfax, in favor of the ad?
mission of the members of Congress
from Tennessee. He says they are
"loyal," and can take the oath. The
"Parson," however, strongly objects
to the admission of the members from
any other of the late rebellious States.
Mr. Lawrence Oliphant, whose
name figures on the list of English
subscribers to the Confederate loan,
writes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the
London Times, repudiating all know?
ledge of the transaction, and explain?
ing that his name had been entered
on the list without his knowledge or
The re-marriage of a young Hindoo
widow has taken place in Bombay.
As this is the first insti^ice of any
properly celebrated marriage in the
Presidency, the event has been a sub?
ject of congratulation among the more
liberal members of the Hindoo com?