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Wednr?day Morning, Feb. 14, 1886.
Wo publish this morning, in addi?
tion to the speech we published yes?
terday, the President's address to a
delegation from Montana Territory.
In these addresses there is no room
for mistake. The President, as tho
Richmond DixpatcJi observes, speaks
so pat and-plain to the faotions de?
monstration in Congress that it might
be pronounced tlie Epistle of Andrew
to Thaddeus. Thaddeus would have
had Andrew's head in a charger;
but this epistle banishes thc "vain
L. We recommend the speeches to our
readers. The President rises in dig?
nity , as $ie ^displays, the attributes
-vfbtetvbofifc- hun for ilie storm that
howls nronnd him. In all history, it
is shown that miserable political trick?
sters, engaged in hatching troubled
and strife for their country, always
cower and fall before the force of
manly courage and determination.
The moment plotters of mischief are
bravely and firmly met where they
had hoped to inspire apprehension
and dismay, they are more than half
conquered. The Proaident has but
to maintain his position, and the con?
spirators, who are as weak as they are
malignant, will soon be incapable of
doifcghim or the country harm.
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THK CHERAW ADVERTISER.-We
have received the first number of a
new journal, published at Oheraw,
under the above title. It is a neatly
printed paper, and under the manage?
ment of W. L. T. Prince, an old
editor, will doubtless do well.
Ex^Qoy. A. B. Loman, an old and
honored-son of Louisiana, died sud?
denly in New Orleans, on the 4th.
RECONSTRUCTION.-The Joint Com
, ? Reconstruction lias, as pre?
viously stated, been divided into five
sub-committees, of three members
each. They are as follows:
1. Senators Fessenden and John?
son and Representative Stevens, to
whom is entrusted the general busi?
ness of the committee, and the nomi?
nation of pensons* on the condition of
the South as a whole.
2. Senator Grimes and Representa?
tives Bingham and Griller, who make
the required investigation as to Ten?
3. Senator Howard and Represen?
tatives Conklin and Blair, who collect
evidence respecting Virginia, South
Carolina and North Carolina.
4.. Senator Harris and Repr?senta?
tives Morrill and Boutwell, to ' exa?
mine witnesses regarding the situation
in Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and
5. Senator Williams and Represen?
tatives Washburn and Rogers, who
are making the necessary inquiries
about Florida, Louisiana and Texas.
COST OP PROTECTION.-It is gratify?
ing to notice that the great West is
awakening to the enormity of the pro?
tective system, and that it is largely
discussed in the journals without dis?
tinction of party. A correspondent
of tho Chicago Tribune (radical) thus
computes thc cost of protection:
' 'Let me illustrate it. The law says
I shall pay a tax of sixty per cent, on
woolen cloth, while tho maker of tho
cloth shall pay to the Government
only five per cent, of this tax. Fifty
five per cent., then, is taken from
me and given to him. To make the
case plainer, suppose the cloth can be
imported for one dollar per yard.
Government steps in and says, 'You
shall not havo this cloth at a dollar a
yard; you shall buy cloth of a Massa?
chusetts manufacturer at ono dollar
and sixty cents per y.'.rd, and he will
pay into thc Treasure fivo cents per'
yard, and keep the other fifty-five
cents, to encourage him to repeat tho
operation or? yon.' Now, this is
sheer-piracy under the form* of law.
Put it to one hundred men, unbiased
by political affinities, and ninety-nine
will say at once that it-is not merely a
swindle, but down-right larceuj-."
The National Intelligencer, referring
lo the late brutal speech of Thad.
Stevens, on the negro equality amend?
mentto the Constitution, thus char?
acterizes the man: "In so far as
pretense of argument is concerned, or
dignity of parliamentarianism, or
decency of expression, or respect of
constitutional law, or comity JUS a sup?
posed publicist, or as a man of pre?
tended honor, or of imagined human
qualities, Mr. Stevens fails to make an
impression on one honorable mind in
all thc land."
A London correspondent of the
Tribune says: There has been another
meeting of the Confederate cotton
bond-holders, who are still hoping
they will be repaid. Money, they say,
must borrow for the South, and ni
order to obtain it, the?old loan must
be paid np. They have appointed
commissioners to enforce the claims.
William and Robert Chamber?.
V Work makes the man, the want of work,
Tho rest is ail but loather and proiudla."
We have substituted the word work
for worth, and riiade th? poet speak
more pointedly to the purpose. No
better illustration cnn be afforded of
the value of* work than what the
career of William and Robert Gham
bers afford. Political economists
have proved that a commodity or
product is not valuable merely be?
cause it is useful or durable, but it is
valuable when, in addition to these
qualities, it can only be procured or
enjoyed through the intervention of
labor. It cannot justly be said that
food or clothes are more useful than
atmospheric air; and yet they aro
possessed of that value in exchange,
of which the latter is wholly desti?
tute. The reason is that food, and
clothes are not, likewise, gratuitous
products; they cannot be had at all
times in any quantity, and enjoyed
without any voluntary exertion. On
the contrary, labor is always required
for their production or appropriation,
or both ; and os no on? will volunta?
rily sacrifice the fruits of his industry
without receiving an equivalent, they
are truly said to possess an exchange?
The Chambers were ushered into
this existence about the beginning of
this century. William is the eldest
by two years. They are natives of
Peebles, a pleasant town in Tweed?
side. They were thrown in lx>yhood
on their own resources, and opened
two book-stalls in Edinburgh. By
slow degrees they increased their bu?
siness, and with it, their acquaint?
ance with literary people, among
whom were Walter Scott, Professor
Wilson, and Jeffrey. William had
meanwhile learned the art of print?
ing, and to eke out the profits of his
slender trade, ho worked at case and
press himself. Being in want of
some large types, which were beyond
his means of purchasing, he cut the
letters in wood; and, on another oc?
casion, bound with his own hands
the whole impression of a small
volume, which he had first printed
on his own account.
An old gentleman, who was accus?
tomed to pass through Leith Walk at
a late hour, records that he never
failed to observe that whilst all the
rest of the street was shrouded in
darkness, lights invariably gleamed
from the windows of William Cham?
bers' printing room, where the sounds
of his ever-toiling press continued to
break the silence of the night. Ro?
bert was not less assiduous; em?
ployed himself to collect materials for
his ' 'Traditions of Edinburgh, " which
appeared in 18*24. He followed up
the work by his "Popular Rhymes of
Scotland," "Picture of Scotland,"
"ScottishRebellion," "Life of James
I," &c, &c. In 1829, the brothers
worked in a joint enterprise-"A
Gazetteer of Scotland. " In 1832,
they began the famous "Edinburgh
Journal;" next tho "Penni/ Maga?
zine." Thc Journal reached 72,000
copies. The success of the Journal
induced the brothers to fix their es?
tablishment in High street, where
their handsome printing ofiice and
warehouse now stand, one of the
most conspicuous* establishments of
Edinburgh. Thence were issued a
series of publications, too numerous
to. bo crowded into a newspaper co
I lumu. Their establishment occupied
upwards of 200 workmen. The depth
of their premises on High street is
268 feet, with a front of 45 feet.
Their chief printing room, a spacious
hall, lighted from thc roof, gives
accommodation to ten printing ma?
chines, with a high-pressure steam
engine of ten-horse power. The
number of sheets printed in this
apartment, during a month, does not
fall short of 700,000; tho number of
sheets printed annually averages 10,
000,000, paying about ?3,000 of ex?
cise duty. SAILE.
The crazy rates at which rents are
! advanced in New York is exhibited
j in the following incident, related in
I the Journal of Commerce: "A dry
j goods firm have ranted a store for the
j current year at $15,000. The owner
called on them a few weeks since to
I ask their intentions for-ftnother year'.
i-Tll?y expressed a wish to romain if
: the terms were made agreeable. He
j offered to treat them fairly, and sug
I gested that 840,000 per annum, for a
I three years' lease, would be a reason
? able advance. They indignantly re
! fused to treat, and he left. After a
few hours search for another place,
they concluded to pocket their indig?
nation and accede to the terms.
Calling on the owner for this purpose,
? ?hey learned that they we? too late,
j the premises having been leased for
! three years at 850,000 per annum,
i A further search left them'hopeless of
! securing anything more olligible. and
J they have purchased the lease of the
new parties for a bonus of 810,000."
The New Berne Times, of Satur?
day, relates the following incident as
having occurred in Craven County a
few days ago: "Ten negroes from the
Staunton farm, a few miles out of
town, with Frank, a man formerly
belonging to Mr. Nathaniel Street, of
this County, as their leader, went to
the house of a Mr. Hezekiah Davis,
on Core Creek, and while attempting
to enter Iiis premises, Mr. Davis
killed the leader and two others out?
right, and wounded the fourth."
"Veto or tho Btll to Amend th- Patrol
The veto message of Governor Orr
will be found below, and we give it a
place because it is the first veto mes?
sage sent to the General Assembly
under the new Constitution. Under
the Constitution of 1791, the Go ver
nor did not possess the veto power.
As the message was received very late
in the day preceding-?lfe adjournment,
it was not finally disposed of by the
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
Columbia, December 10, 1865.
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the
I cannot approve the bill, which
originated in the Senate, entitled
"An Act to amend thc Patrol Laws,"
and the Constitution of this State
makes it obligatory on me to return
it, with my objections, "to that
House in which.it shall have origi?
An Ordinance was ratified by the
State Convention on the 27th of Sep?
tember last, entitled "An Ordinance
to declare in force the Constitution
and laws heretofore in force in this
State, and tho Aets, official, public
and private, done, and appointments
and elections made, under authority
of the same." The second section
declares all laws, &c, of this State in
force which were of force on the 19th
of December, 1860. The third sec?
tion declares that all laws passed since
that date are of force until repealed,
?fcc. : Provided, however, That all laws,
resolutions, orders or rules embraced
within "the terms of this and the pre?
ceding section, which recognize the
existence of slavery, aud regulate the
relations of master and slave, and
define and enforce the rights and
duties growing thereout, or create
and punish offences against such
rights, or against the public policy of
the State in reference to slavery, have
become of no further or future force
or effect by reason of the extinction
The Act of 1839 is entitle^ "An
Act to reduce all Acts and clauses of
Acts in relation to the patrol of this
State into one Act, and to alter and
amend the same," and was intended
solely to secure subjection and subor?
dination of the negro race. Every
section in the b?l was intended to
sustain "the public policy of the
State in reference to slavery," and
the Convention, by solemn Ordi?
nance, has declared that laws for that
purpose "have become of no further
or future force." Is not, therefore,
all the provisions of the Act of 1839,
and amendments thereto, as effectu?
ally repealed as the Act of 1740, oi
any other law recognizing or regular
ing slavery? If an Ordinance of a
Convention can repeal a law, there
would seem to be little doubt thai
every enactment in this State as to a
patrol had been effectually swept from
the statute book. The first section
of the bill under consideration, in
repealing the eleventh, twelfth, thir?
teenth, and fifteenth sections of th?
Act of 1839, assumes that all tht
other sections of the Act aro still oi
force. The Constitution of the Statt
recognizes the universal freedom o:
the African race, and prohibits theil
re-enslavement. The Ordinance o:
the Convention expressly repeals al
laws regulating the institution, ant
this assumption of the bill is entireb
inconsistent with both. Is not tin
provision in the fifth section of tin
Act, which authorizes the patrol t<
take up all slaves found without tin
limits of their owner's plantation
and give them moderate whipping
and in the sixth section authorizinj
and requiring tho patrol to enter inb
any disorderly house, vessel or boat
suspected of harboring, trafficking o
dealing with negroes, whether th.
same bc occupied by white persona
free negroes, mulattoes, mestizoes o
slaves, and to correct all slaves foun<
there, and to report thc free negroe
to a magistrate, and to retain th
products of traffic till inquired into
just as inconsistent with the freedon
of the negro as the sections proposoi
to be repealed by this bill?
I am entirely satisfied that th
whole Act, for the reasons stated, i
no longer law in South Carolina, an
I am unwilling to jaise a question b
now. repealing some sections and a
lowing others to remain.
I object to the second section of th
j bill, bocifu.se it undertakes, among.'
other things, to interfere with th
private rights and business of th
citizen, when the public safety dot
not require such interposition.
The citizen, resitfcnt or sojournei
who hires fifteen or more laborer;
whether white or colored, is mo?
competent to determine what supei
vision his laborers may require. ]
his laborers become troublesome t
his neighbors by tumultuous or dil
orderly conduct, they may be indicte
and punished. If they rob and plui
der, the law will avenge the onfcrag
on the individual and on society.
Now that freedom has been accori
ed to the African race m our mids
duty and policy alike admonish us t
give him all the concomitants or*wh?
he regards so great a boon. Emai
cipation has changed our relations t
him most essentially. So long as h
was a slave, though his moral trail
ing Avas not neglected, it was on
policy to prohibit him from learnin
to read and write. Now it is on
policy to enlighten and elevate him
for it makes him moro trustworthy
and reduces crime and pauperism i
? nm Ti Til MI i.
In every staveholding country- the
owners have endeavored, by stringent
legislation and ?1 rigorous police, io
guard against the dangers ?f revolt
and insnrrection-insurrection to se?
cure freedom; this, was the reason
why the legislation in the South re?
quired the presence of a white man
on every farm or plantation where
there were ten or more slaves, that a
vigilant watch might be kept over
them and their movements. The ne?
cessity has ceased, and thc law should
A well digested law,, organizing a
proper police force to aid the magis?
tracy in suppressing" lawlessness and
in enforcing law and order in the
community, might prove a safe-guard
to society, but the operations of tho
bill under consideration, in my judg
ent, would be most pernicions.
_JAMES L. ORB.
Fun tl H for Mrs. Jackson.
The following letter from this esti?
mable lady explains itself:
COTTAGE HOME, N. C., Jan 2<\ 1806.
MY DEAR Sot: Your letter of tho
3d inst, was forwarded to me from
Lexington, "Virginia. I have delayed
answer for a few days, hoping to re?
ceive tho paper to which you referred,
but it has not yet reached me, and I
have not had the pleasure of read?
ing your editorial; bnt, judging from
the remarks ia your letter, I suppose
it is a similar publication to what has
recently appeared in many of the
newspapers, representing the family
of Genend Jackson as suffering for
the necessaries of life, and appealing
to the public for their relief.
It is a source of deep regret and
mortification to mc, and to my family
and friends, that such a misunder?
standing should exist in regard to my
circumstances. It is true, that almost
the whole of my . little fortune has
been swept away. My noble husband,
actuated by patriotism, invested in
Confederate bonds, to assist the Go?
vernment, and I following his ex?
ample, the consequence was the loss
of nearly the whole of his estate; but
God has still left to me one of the
kindest of fathers, who has the means
of providing all the comforts of life
for me and my orphan child. Thc
pecuniary sufferings of others in our
afflicted land have been so much
greater than my own, that, in this re
spoct, I have only need of a more
thankful heart. And I, of all others,
should have no fears for the future,
for the covenant-keeping God of ?ny
husband has watched over us hereto?
fore, audthelove of this great people
to me "and my little child on his ac?
count, ftlls my heart with grateful
While it is one of the greatest
comforts of my desolated life to see
the many beautiful and eloquent tri?
butes to the memory of my beloved
husband, and I would gratefully
accept any offerings that are volunta?
rily given as testimonials of love and
gratitude to him, yet the contributions
that are now called for are given
under a false, impression, and it is in?
consistent -with ideas of honor and
rectitude to receive them. I "would,
therefore, beg that all efforts 1 nat are
made to raise a fund for my "relief,"
both in Charleston and elsewhere, bo
With thanks to the warm-hearted
and generous citizens of Charleston
for their kind feelings towards me
and mine, I remain yours, very
truly, MARY ANN JACKSON.
GEO. R. CATHCART, Editor Charles?
ton Daily Neies.
ft?"" My address is Charlotte, N.
C., care of Mr. James P. Irwin.
WHITE LABOR vs. BLACK. -Yester?
day, we met several friends who are I
large planters in Mississippi, who !
have been here for sonio days trying
to secure negroes to work their plan?
tations, but had, as they informed us,
given up tho idea in despair, as in
the first platte, they had to employ
negro agents, at exorbitant prices, to
drum up tho negroes, and after they
had been found, they demanded on the
spot a "bounty," and in nearly every
case those wlio received this bounty
"jumped"-or, to uso English, went
off with the bonus, and failed to ap?
pear at -tho time appointed; and in
this manner tho few who were se?
cured, cost the planters so much that
their labo.- would fail to bo remune?
rative, and in this dilemma they had
resolved to try white labor, and leave
Sambo to sun himself on the corners
at his leisure, and telegraphed to New
York for eniigrunts, a large number
of whom aro expected to arrive dur?
ing the week. To them, tho mooted
question of "will the negroes work?"
has been solved, the many statements
of the "so-called" friends of the negro
to the country; and we think a stroll
through South Memphis, any day,
would satisfy the niost,skeptical mind
that Sambo has no fancy for the cot?
ton or cane field, but prefers to bask
in the sunshine, and trust to luck for
his sustenance.-Memphis Apipeal.
The Monroe (Louisiana) Intelli?
gencer says that the planters in the
neighborhood of Ouachita have com?
menced walking in earnest. Most of
them have secured the services of as
many laborers as they need, and are
putting their plantations in order to
make a crop. The freedmen ?ire work?
The Liquor Association in Indiana,
having many of their members indict?
ed for selling liquor on Sunday, are
preferring cliarges against, printing
offices, street railroads, hotels, drug
B'ores, etc., for pursuing their usual
avocations on that dav.
Tornado in (?corgi*.
A correspondent, writing from New?
bery, Georgia, gives the particulars
of a tornado of unparalleled fury.
One woman was blown a distance ot
400 yards; her house was found 100
yards distant from the foundation of
thc house, fragments of which fell
six miles distant. The writer says:
Thc tornado struck the earth in
two columns-a little to the rear and
immediately to the right and left of
the Rev. J. L. K. Smith's dwelling
and converging to a point correspon?
dent to the course of the two clouds
before mentioned, joined their forces
from fifty to seventy-five yards dis?
tant, and thou, with united volume,
swept Northward to the tannery of
Jomes H. Robinson, where, after c'e
molishing the bark mill and unroof?
ing another building, it left the earth
-leaving its future course to be
I known? oniy by scattered garments
and broken fragments of wood
I dropped'iniles away. Thus the whole
I compass of its visible ravages is com?
prised within an area not exceeding
[ 200 yards in width and half a mile in
j length. The track of its chief vio?
lence is even much narrower than
this. Scarcely n, tree is left standing
where it passed-of the fallen ones,
some lie at every point of the com?
pass. This fact may be attributable
I to the general rush of the winds from
I the four quarters of the Heavens or
! the whirl afterwards. But it is not
my purpose to philosophize-if I
could-I only state facts. Suffer me
to say, however, that if this imper?
fect sketch should meet the eye of the
venerable Dr. Mans, I hope it will be
consistent, both with his pleasure and
his convenience, to favor your numer?
ous readers with his views upon these
remarkable and fearful phenomena ol
the winds. But the general- nish ol
winds was Northward-as evidenced
by the drift of timbers and the bodies
of the dead. The whirling nature ol
the winds is manifested by the debris
scattered upon either hand. As tc
the direct force of the wind, I give,
for the present, one noteworthy in?
A green oaken board, after being
carried some three or four hundred
yards, was driven to the depth ol
seven inches into the cleft of a white
oak, as if with a maul swung witt
giant power. In the immediate traci
of the storm, the rain fell in torrents,
while outside of it, at least for any
distance, there was but little, and the
ground over which the fury of tht
tornado passed is covered over witt
rifts, such as are usually to be seen
upon the banks of running stream.'
after great freshets. These are th?
prominent characteristics of both th<
hurricane and tornado blended it
this wonderful phenomenon of na
ture. Some also represent it as having
been attended by a glowing appear
ance; but few saw it, passing, os i
did, with almost cannon ball velocity
Every oiu uuilding through th<
entire course of the tornado from th?
point of first attack-beginning witl
barn and stables of the Rev. Mr
Smith-was swept away, some o
them to their very foundations. Th(
same is true of fencings. In on<
case, where there was a lane, the railt
were heaped promiscuously betweei
the two. Of the four dwellings occu
pied by white families, only one, th a
of Mr. Joseph Kinney, was lef
standing, roof broken in and shat
tered. Outside of the main channel
the house of Mr. Beeland was dam
aged by flying timbers. The build
ing occupied by Mrs. Moss was car
ried away to the floor, which wa
literally covered with the debris o
chimneys and the tops of falle]
trees; yet of the seven in the hous
at the time, all escaped with life sav
one, youngest son of Mrs. Lue;
Jones. Dink Moss, J. Wyatt, Jr.
Lucy and Nancy Jones, badly injured
particularly the first named. Strang
to say, a child of Mrs. Nancy Jone
crawled from beneath a fallen tre
with hardly a scratch. Tho kitche:
was occupied by Burrel Rinfor
(colored) and his wife ^ind anothc
woman. Of-tn'ese,~Burrel was blow:
to TS distance of fifty yards, aui
killed. His wife was severely ix
jured. She was carried twi06-48rt^
air, and says she saw fragments c
timber flying thick as leaves in a
The dwelling of Dr. James H
Montgomery was lifted from its four
dations, turned over and dashed t
pieces. Himself and wife were st
verely injured; little daughter slight
ly; his son escaped unharmed.
But the residence of Mr. J. C
Bailey suffered most, both as to itse!
and inmates, Mr. Bailey being foun
dead at the distance of 100 yards, an
his wife at the dislance of 300 or 40
yards. This building encountere
the fiercest assault of the tornade
and was better calculated to test it
strength than either of the othe
mentioned, being new, large an
built of heavy material, but was as
feather before it. Its lighter matt
rial, such os roofing, planking, sas
and window blinds, were carried fa
away, showers of their fragment
fulling six miles and more distanl
Even of its heaviest timbers, fe1
were left near its former site, manye
ttl em being thrown to a distance* c
hundreds of yards. One in partier
hu-, a foundation sill, forty pr fift
feet long and some twelvo inche
square, passed above some buildings
200 yards distant, and fell in a stree
in a broken, shivered condition. .
reasonable supposition is, that th i
building, containing its doomed o<
capante, was lifted up from its four
dation eutire, and torn to fragment
as hurried on by the whirling stern
CASU.-Our terms for subscription, ad?
vertising and job work are cash. We hope
all parties will bear Ulis in mind.
"TH? CODE." -Tho Acta pasned by the
Legislature relative to thc freedmen, for
sale at thin office. Price 20 cents; by mail
Wc. are indebted to Peter li. Glass, Enc-.,
j for copies of Harper's Weekly, of the Ililli
and 15th. Mr. G. receives the principal
New York papers every day.
REMOVAL. - Tho office of the National
Express Company ha? been removed to
tho one-story brick building, on Gervais
street, near Richardson, adjoining Dr.
The proprietor of tho Merchants' Hotel,
Charleston, advertises the "cheapest ami
host hotel in the State." Whether this is
so or not, remains for tho guests to deter?
mine. Tho rates aro $3 a day.
THK BUSHING or COLUMBIA. - An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," has
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Pli'enix steam power press. Orders
can be tilled to any extent.
WEEKLY FAMILY PAPER.- - Wo have com?
menced the publication of a family paper,
entitled "The Weekly Gleaner-A Home
Companion." It is double tho size of the
Phoenix, and contains the cream of the
news, miscellaneous matter, editorials,
stories, etc., in the daily and tri-woekly
publications. Subscription price $4 per
annum. Specimen copies sent on appli?
cation. There will bc an interval of two
weeks before the publication of our second
number, in order to allow those wishing to
subscribe ample timi- to procure thc first
number and establish themselves on our
VALENTINE'S DAY.-To-day is the day sa
crod to St. Valentine, a presbyter, who,
according to the legend, was beheaded at
Borne, under Claudius. Mr. Brande says
that bc cannot find, in the Ufe of tho
saint, any circumstances likely to have
given origin to the peculiar ceremonies of
the day. It appears to have- been a very
old notion, however, for it i.i thuded to hy
Chaucer, as well as by Shakspeare, in the
"Two Gentlemen of Verona," that on this
day hirds begin to couple.
Tho custom of "Choosing Valentines" is
of great antiquity, both in France and
England. In the former country, it haH
been long disused. Lydgate mentions it in
1476. Grose explains Valentine to ir., an
"the first woman seen bv a man, or man
hy a woman" on that day. But it does not
appear where he picked up this explana?
lt appears that the reformers attacked
this, as well as other legendary customs of
their time, and that the Romanists them?
selves were so scandalized at it, that de?
vices were invented to turn the day to pro?
fitable use. St. Francis De Sales intro?
duced tho practice of drawing lots for
patron saints on it, by way of substitute.
According to others, this lat ter practice
was of. much older date, and substituted
for a pagan custom, by which boys and
girls drew each other's names on the 14th
of February. However this maj- be, it is a
day that will bo remembered by our young
folk, as our friend Janney's office will tes?
tify to this morning.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the firnt
Schedule on Charlotte Railroad.
Kenneth Sc Gibson-Nails, Potware, Sec.
" " -Bacon, &c.
" " -Axes, Shovels, &c.
" " -Currants, iel
" " -Saddles. Ste.
Wm. Glaze Sc Co.-Palmetto Iron Works.
Robert Bryce-Powder, Groceries, Ac.
Lieut. Col. Haughton-Orders No. 1.
C. H. Baldwin-Groceries, "Ac.
" -Ods, Ac.
Apply at this Of?ice-Room to Rent.
Hanahan Sc Warley -Batesville Goods.
Richard O'Brien-Hay, LardwButter.
Gregg Sc Co.-Peruvian Guano.
Abeles, Myers Sc Co.-Reduc'n in Prices.
.Torin G. MQnor Sc Co.-Attractive Sale.
A SPECK OF DANGER.-The minutest black
spot on the enamel of a tooth is an evi?
dence that decay's effacing linger has
touched it. Quickly interpose the Sozodont
as a safeguard, or the tooth is gone-an
.tlToiy that one j ont pe
Be assured that nothing
either effectually prevent
GEN. PRIM'S REVOLT.
correspondent of the Tri
January 1G, says: There
any probability of getting at
rognrding Gen. Prim's insu
The telegraphic wire being
censorship of the Spnnisi
ment, we only hear that Prin
ing to Portugal. If such reall
intention, he might have r^
frontier of Spain in less ti
The independent press throt
Europe, therefore, have genere
pressed an opinion of his finaj
cess, andlaugh at the reports C.
The wife of Gen. Lee is apph*
for thc restoration of the magniA 1
Arlington estate. . And wdiy she '
not be restored? How has Gen.
deserved, more than all the othe
rebel officers, to be punishedJjy con
fiscal ion?-Louisville Journal.
The negro soldiers stationed at
Macon aye very disorderly and insult?
ing to the citizens. Last Monday, a
party of them entered a white man's
house and beat him severely, without
Gen. Cass, who is at home in De?
troit, is said to be seriously ill, and
How to kill time-sleigh it.