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Tuesday Morning, February20,1866.
The Freedmen Ii? Sowth Carolli??.
The New York Times, referring to
the recent order of General Sickles
relating to tbe industrial relations of
the freedmen and their employers in
this department, of which he is com?
manding general, says if it can be
honestly and fairly carried into effect,
thc objects he aims to accomplish can
hardly fail to be accomplished. These
objects, says thc Times, are "to defino
tho rights of the employer and the
freedmen respectively; to seo that
while the soil is cultivated the system
of free labor is fairly undertaken ; that
the owners of estates are secured in
the possession of their property;
(hat persons able and wining to work
may have employment; that idleness
and vagrancy may be discountenanced,
and that humane provisions may be
made for the aged and infirm. Gen.
Sickles doubtless knows full well
that this is a stupendous field of
labor to enter upon, and that after
all that may be attempted by general
order, much of the real woi'k of har?
monizing the interests of the em?
ployer and the employed in their
new relations must be left to the
soothing influence of time. It is,
however, eminently satisfactory to
find that General Sickles has begun
in the right spirit, and with none of
that ferocious dogmatism -which
characterizes the professional philan?
Yes, as the Atlanta Intelligencer ob?
serves, "these are the men who are
now working evil to the freedmen. "
They are not only injuring them, but
are preventing the resuscitation ol
the property of the country by mak?
ing its labor less efficient than ii
would be, but for their "ferocious
dogmatism." We are glad to see
professed "Republican" papers, like
the Times, so freely denounce the
radicalism which now nins riot in
Congress, and that those in military
authority are determined that idle
ness and vagrancy will be discounte
nancod. We must now look to these
authorities to save the freedmen iron
the professional philanthropists.
In this connection, we call tho at
tention of all concerned, planters anc
their employees, to the circular o
Gen. Ely, chief of the Freedmen';
Bureau, in this District. He tell
the planters they will be protected lr
the military in having their contract
fully carried out; and he tells tin
freedmen that they must work, am
that all of them found idle or vagrant
in this city, or elsewhere in his dis
trict, after the first of March, will b?
compelled to work on Governmen
plantations, for thc purpose of sup
porting the ageel and infirm freet
people under his charge.
We hope all concerned will tak.
due heed to his counsels and admoni
tions. If they do, and the regula
tions prescribed in the circular b>
faithfully enforced, a brighter da;
will speedily dawn upon the industr;
and prosperity of our country-thor
will be hope for the old land yet.
A BIG CONSPIRACY.-The Nationc
Intelligencer says information from th
State Department, furnished by th
United States Consul, Potter, reveal
the existence of a wide-spread cou
spiracy in Canada and Europe, wit]
the object of affecting the finance o
the United States Government. Th
object seems to be, if possible, t
create a panic in the European mai
kets in reference to American securi
ties, and, as a consequence, forcin
home our bonds now held there
The hope seems to be cherished tilt
they may in this manner bring aboi
a financial crisis in tho United States
and prostrate the commercial inb
rests of the country. Thc prineip?
(?anadian agent is a man named Ve'
non, an-1 tho first movement towart"
the desired result exhibits itself in
work, tho proof-sheets of which ai
in the hands of the Department. It
tenor may bc inferred from the fo
lowing heading: "Repudiation of tb
National Debt Inevitable-Impossibl
to Pay the Interest and Support th
Government-The Farmer, Artisa
and Laborer Slaves to 'Shoddy' an
DEATH OP DK. J. JARROTT.-TV
learn that on Tuesday, the 13th inst
Dr. J. Jarrott, an old and prominer
citizen and physician of this Distric
was killed at his residence, near Fie
renee, by his overseer, one Lewi
Harold. The murderer, we hear, hf
j Darlington Southerner.
An exchange says that the Liver?
pool steamers of the Baltimore and
Ohio Railroad Company have proved
themselves very staunch and sea?
worthy vessels. The steamship So?
merset mado the voyage from the
capes to Liverpool in fifteen days,
and the Worcester arrived in sixteen
days, although she lost her foremast
and smoke-stack in a terrific gale.
These voyages kave beeu made in the
most severe season that has been
known for thirty years, which has
sent to tho bottom four English steam?
ers within a few days' sail of Eng?
land, and strewed the coasts of France
and Britain with tho appalling spec?
tacle of 400 wrecks.
The Baltimore Commercial men?
tions that inquiries are being made
in Liverpool for rates from Baltimore
to New York and Philadelphia, ship?
pers finding it to their advantage to
use the Baltimore line, as from thirty
to forty days are saved in passing
goods through tho custom house in
Baltimore as compared with that of
New York. Philadelphia, being with?
out regular steam communication
with Europe, much trafile is expected
to be done with that city hereafter
via Baltimore. It is also stated that
most of the importers of the West
and South-west, and of Cincinnati
especially, have declared their deter?
mination to use the Baltimore route
exclusively, and in many cases have
ordered their agents in Liverpool to
wait for weeks, if necessary, for Bal?
-? * ? ?
An Atlanta paper, the New Era,
gives parents, in tho subjoined two
paragraphs, most excellent advice.
Such advice is good at all times, but
especially is it so now, when every
arm and sinew in the Southern States
should bo exerted to retrieve her
shattered fortunes. We see many
boys, and even young men, about
the streets, who should bo learning a
trade, or being indoctrinated in some
business callings. The sad realities
of the past year have exploded many
foolish notions, and among them that
it was not respectable to leam a me?
chanics' trade. Labor is always re?
spectable, and Robert E. Leo and
Joseph E. Johnston and General
Elliott, are not less respectable to?
day, than when they were gallantly
defending the canse they espoused
with so much earnestness.
The advantages of a good trade or
art in any department of industry,
havo become prominently apparent
since the close of the war. Many
young men who previously would
have felt somewhat degraded to learn
tho carpenter's, house builder's, or
any other trade, would give one year
of their best services to bc master of
any of the trades. The man who has
a good trade or craft, and who is
diligent and industrious, cannot suffer,
even in this day of scarcity and
gloom. The New Era's remarks are
Teach 3rour son to work-to work
with his hands-to combine muscular
power with brain power, and he will
seldom turn thief, vagabond or va?
grant. The great misfortune with a
majority of our young men is, that
they have been taught no regular
trade or employment. They now
feel sadly the want of this useful
training. Impress a boy with tho
value of time, teach him some honor?
able calling, however humble, and if
he has the man in him it will develop
itself in time. He will teach himself,
from observation and association with
the best class of persons, who always
recognize and appreciate true merit
to be, and not merely to appear to be
The silly notion, so prevalent here?
tofore in this country, that physical
labor is inconsistent with good breed?
ing, must now give way to a more
practicable, a more sensible, and
more healthy sentiment. We will
then have fewer forgeries, fewer
gamblers, fewer drunkards, and con?
sequently a less demand for space in
our State prisons. We will have
moro work-shops, more factories,
more schools, more and better filled
churches, and a more thrifty, self
reliant, intelligent, hardy and enter?
BRIGHAM YOUNO'S ANNUAL MES?
SAGE.-The latest mails from Utah
bring us the annual message of Brig?
ham Young to the Mormon Legisla?
ture. Tho message discusses the
question of the admission of Utah
into the Union. He thinks that the
"rights and privileges" of the Mor?
mons have been ignored by the Gene?
ral Government, and he insists that
they shall be admitted. He repre?
sents the condition of the Territory
to be flourishing under tho beneficent
institution of polygamy, and seem?
ingly pities tho outer world where
The Republican party lacks patriotism
and statesmanship. It must and -will
The South is conquered, but not con?
vinced. The South behoves it has made
tho most gallant struggle for liberty re?
corded in history. It has been overcome,
and submits. It accepts reluctantly the
results of tho war, but it accepts them in
good faith. Thc Republican party affects
not to believe this. Thc Southern States,
notwithstanding secession, never were out
of tho Union. Such, till recently, was the
dogma of thc Republican party. If in tho
Union, they are entitled to representation,
which is tho legitimate result oT resto?
Rut the dominant party protests against
restoration, and insists upon reconstruc?
tion, which means that a new contract
shall bc made; and they proceed to make
a new contract of union, dictating tho
terms, and reducing Southern influence to
a cipher, bj-curtailing their vote. This is
the meaning of the proposition, that repre?
sentation shall be based upon numbers
entitled to vote, which submits to the
South the alternative of negro suffrage, or
the loss of political power. When tho
Romans conquered neighboring Italian
nations and incorporated them, they
granted to them isopolity, but refused suf?
frage. They thus retained all political
power in their own hands. And such is
the fate intended for the South.
But can it be the policy of sagacious
Northern statesmen that the South' shall,
in all time to come, bo to the United States
what Ireland has been to England, or
Poland to Russia? When Napoleon ad?
vanced upon Moscow, the fate of the Rus?
sian Empire was in imminent peril, and
she found no allies in Poland.
Tho Romans knew when to be magnani?
mous towards brave foes. Privernuni en?
deavored, but without success, to throw off
tho Roman yoke. Their embassadors
were asked, says the historian Livy, "to
state conscientiously what punishment
they had deserved;" they answered, "that
they deserved the punishment due to those
who struggled for liberty." The Consuls
received this answer favorably, and then
asked, whether they would keep peace, if
they were pardoned; whereupon, they re?
plied, "If yon givo us an honorable peace,
wo will keep it; but'if you givens a de?
grading one, wo shall break it." The
Consuls then said, that men like these de?
served to be Roman citizens, and the fran?
chise was accordingly conferred upon
bet thero be a peace between the North
and South, which shall bo lasting.
Wc take the following from last
week's Charleston Weekly Record:
The Rt. Rev. Thomas F. Davis, D. I
D., has been in our city on a visita- |
tion to the Episcopal Churches hore.
He preached a sermon of great clear?
ness and por?T, at St. Paul's, on
Sunday, thc 14th, and administered
thc apostolic rite of confirmation to
eight candidates-white. lu the af?
ternoon, he preached at Calvary
Church, to an attentive congregation
of negroes, and confirmed seven. On
Wednesday, 17th, he confirmed se?
venteen whites at St. Luke's. On
Sunday, 21st, lie preached to an im?
mense congregation a sermon of
marked ability at Grace Church, and
confirmed twenty-three whites. In
the afternoon, he preached again ?it
St. John's Chapel, and confirmed
twenty-seven whites. At night, he
preached to an overwhelming congre?
gation at St. Mark's Church, (tho new
colored congregation,) and confirmed
thirty. On Wednesday, he ordained
to tho holy office of deacon, Mr.
Thomas Gadsden, son of tba late Rt.
Rev. Christopher Gadsden, D. D.,
and confirmed two persons in private,
making in all 114 added to the com?
munion of the church, and ono am?
bassador sent forth to preach the i
Gospel in the same. The congrega?
tions have all been large, and tho
number of candidates greater than on
any occasion at an Episcopal visita?
Bishop Davis is perfectly blind,
and his conelition gives peculiar
seriousness and solemnity to the per?
formance of his Episcopal ministra?
tions. His health seems feeble, but
his intellect burns with increased
light and heat, whilst the depth and
earnestness of his spiritual instruc
j tion and example make him ablessing
j to the church over which he presides.
! Ho has left the city for a short visita?
tion to adjoining parishes, but ex?
pects to return on tho 12th of Feb?
ruary, when the Diocesan Council
will moot at Grace Church on tho
14th. ne will preach, ordain and
administer confirmation at the Church
of Holy Communion on Sunday, the
18th of February."
I Several ex-Confederate military and
civil officers have been arrestee! lately
by direction of the Unitetl States
Court for Kentucky. Colonel Jack
Allen, of Shelby County, Colonel
John D. Morris, of Hopkinsville, for?
mer Provisional Treasurer of Ken?
tucky, Lewis Garth and the Messrs.
Bell, are the most prominent citizens
taken into custody and held to an?
swer charges of treason.
The Conexml (New Hampshire)
Union says: Some very philanthropic
white negroes in Cuba recently formed
an abolition society there, ftir the
dissemination of their pernicious doc?
trines. But they had not got fairly
under way when a royal decree from
the Home Government in Spain dis
bandeel the concern and killetl it out?
The cotton store and warehouse in
Battle Row, Savannah, occupied by
J. L. Rowland, was destroyed by fire
on thc 16th. The storehouse con?
tained about 300 bales of cotton,
mostly insured. A negro fireman was
fatally injured by the fallingof a balo
Atlanta, Georgia, is to have a street
railroad; also water works, to bring
water from the Chattahoochee River
to each man's eloor.
Why Wc Support President Johnson.
In respect to the following views,
so well and conscientiously expressed,
we may say that sentiments of like
character are sinking deep into the
hearts of thoughtful people, and the
day is not now distant when earnest
thoughts will have their appropriate
act in a spontaneous movement of
the people in support of tho Presi?
dent, his policy, hi administration,
singly and alone considered, without
respect to past traditions, platforms,
or names. A Johnson party may be
formed that will make the issue direct
before tho people, whether radical
destructiveness is to prevail or tho
reign of "Union, now and forever,
one and inseparable."
"We support him, because he is from
tho people, is uiost essentially one of
the people in sympathy and philoso?
phy; while the radicals are above tho
people, and look exclusively to the
interest of speculators aud monopo?
Wo support him, because for
tweuty years he has been the cham?
pion of tho laboring classes, and can
be relied upon in respect to the many
great (questions in which they are
now deeply concerned; while tho
radicals are his antipodes on this
subject, except in respect to tho
Wc support him, because he is op?
posed to the concentration of power
in the. Federal Government; while
the radicals are aiming to swallow up
the constitutional rights of the
States, both by amendments to tho
Constitution and by usurpation-a
policy that will prove more danger?
ous to the Republic than slavery
We sustain bini, because he believes
the world is governed too much-es?
pecially too much in the interest of
the few at the expense of the many
and that the sole function of a free
Government is to protect the people
in tho enjoyment of their natural
rights, iu making un honest living,
and pursuing their happiness; while
the radicals hold that the Government
may sweep ovor the whole realm oi
human relation?, and in every con?
ceivable way in which the influentia
shall suggest, may restrict the privi
leges and hamper the industry of tin
masses by speci f privileges to tin
few, and by sue') ?i complicated sys
tem of indirection, that thecommoi
people may not perceive how the]
We sustain him, because he is op
posed to drawing the interest on
and the principal of, the war deb
out of the soldier class, but is ii
favor of levying it upon the surplu
income .md surplus wealth of th
country; while the radicals seem de
termined to so adjust our revenu
system, and keep it so adjusted, tba
the soldier class shall pay fully seven
tenths of both the intorest and th
principal, as well as the ordinary es
penses of tho Government.
We support him, because he is nc
disposed to leap high and dry OV?
the public sentiment of the Ioyi
people of the North in respect to ur
limited suffrage to those who wei
but yesterday slaves, and are to-dn
only the wards of tho Governmon
and thus endanger a moro fatal an
bloody civil strife than that throug
which we have just passed; while tl
radicals are not satisfied with su
frage to this ?lass as far as they ca
read and write or have served in tl
army, but must bring them all in i
once, notwithstanding they outnun
ber the whites in two, and probab.
three. States, and in spite of thefai
that it will require an army of 300
OOO men, and a perpetual despotisn
to preserve the peace through 725
OOO square miles of territory!
We sustain him, because there
no doubt that he will take tl
people's part in the currency que
tion, and the payment of tho pnbl
debt within ten years, while the rac
cals are opposed to the best currenc
in favor of speedy contraction, an
in short, of a system of expansic
and collapse, under which the fe
grasp so much of tho people's weal
and keep the laboring classes po
[Cincinnati Times, (Republioin.)
SLAUGHTER AMONG HORSE THIEVE
The Memphis Commer?ait mentio
tho depredations of a gang of h or
thieves in Tishomingo and Itawaml
Counties, Mississippi, and thc tern
nation of their operations. It says
The citizens of Saltillo, gaining i
inkling of the matter, set detectiv
on their track, and readily ferret
out their entire system of plunderin
A week ago last Friday, this gan
headed by one Bowly, who resit]
about three miles outside this city, i
the Germantown plank road, enter
tito : wu of Saltillo and were imtr
diately arrested by the citizens, wli
upon consultation, determined up
ridding tho community of such ri
hana, and in a short time thereafb
Bowly, with his six confoderat
wero ordered to be shot. This st
tcnee was carried into imniedit
execution, and these bad men tb
expiated the folly of their nianifc
- -- i a,
Aaron Dopree, who, during t
life of Mr. Cloy, was his faithful s
vant, died on tl" 8th inst. Ho aceo
panied thegrea' statesman in all '.
travels in Europe, and was with h
during tho long time he served
public ofiioe. In his obi age, he v
kindly and generously provided
by Mr. John M. Clay, at WIIORC rt
dence he died.
AFFAIRS IN MISSISSIPPI.-We have
just returned from a trip to the
Northern portiou of the State; and
thinking that a fair and truthful ac?
count of the condition of affairs in
that section will interest our readers,
we propose in this issue to give it. In
passing, a few remarks concerning
the railroads of the State may not be
deemed inappropriate. The Southern
road, in spite of the difficulties and
seeming impossibility of its recon?
struction, is now in fine running
order from this city to Meridian,
with the exception of the bridge at
Big Black. This, we understand, is
in process of construction, and will
soon be completed. The efficient and
courteous officers of the road, with
commendable forethought for the
comfort of passengers, have a line of
fino ambulances running between the
gap, short as it is. For safety, com?
fort, and regularity of schedule, this
road is not to be surpassed. We had
the pleasure of meeting, during our
absence, (ron. West, the President,
and Mr. Frost, thc Superintendent of
the Mississippi Central. Their road,
which was a perfect wreck, is now in
good order, save some fifty miles of
the Northern terminus. The bridges
aro all rebuilt, and the superinten?
dent informed us that daily trains
would commence running through to
Jackson by tho first of March. At
present they are tri-weekly from Grand
Junction to Canton. Tho Jackson
and New Orleans railroad also runs
three passenger trains a week, con?
necting with the Mississippi Central
at Canton and the Southern road at
Jackson. The Mobile and Ohio rail?
road is running daily passenger trains,
and not having been so badly damag?
ed during the war, is in better condi?
tion that any road in this section of
country. The towns and villages
along thc roads, as a general thing,
have all been destroyed. Jackson,
Brandon, Grenada and Oxford, parti?
cularly. The latter place is a perfect
wreck, owing to the prompt and
efficient manner in which General
Smith (the prince of incendiaries)
discharged tho duties devolved upon
a triumphant conqueror. Ho evinced
no partiality, but destroyed public
and private buildings alike, the rich
and poor being involved in one com?
mon ruin.- Vicksburg Journal, 3</.
MISSISSIPPI ITEMS.-Gov. Hum?
phreys has offered $600 reward for
the arrest of W. B. Pringle and Ly?
curgus Mathews, charged with the
murder of three negroes near Monti?
cello, Lawrence County, last January.
The State Treasurer gives notice
that there is plenty of money in the
Treasury to pay all warrants between
November 30, 1865, and January 16,
Canton was visited with a consider?
able fall of snow, Sunday, and has
since been enjoying a "freeze."
It is with pleasure that we an?
nounce to our readers the entire dis?
appearance from our city of the
small pox. There is not a single case
in our midst. The pest house has
been broken up, and we trust that
wo will not have use for it again.
[?folly Springs Reporter.
SCENE AT NATCHEZ LANDING.
Time, 8 P. M. Dramatis Persona:
Merchant and friend waiting for St.
Louis packet, when the following
Merchant-Terrible long time be?
fore that d-tl boat will get here.
Friend-Not before daybreak, I
presume. But where are yon going?
Merchant-To New York. Busi?
ness calls mo, or I'd stay at home.
Friend-Have you no fear of the
steamboat blowing np? Rather dan?
Merchant-Y-e-s. It is dangerous;
but I had my life insured; fifty cents
pays for four days; blow and be
d-d; my family will get ?3,000.
Friend-Better go, then. Good?
bye. - Natchez Co wrier.
GEN. BUTLER COMPELLED TO DIS?
GORGE THE $50,000 TN GOLD.-It will
be recollected by our readers that
among the many high-minded acts of
peculation and confiscation which
Gen. Butler was guilty of in his reign
in New Orleans, in 1862 and 1863,
was his breaking open a bank vault in
that city and taking from it 850,000
in gold, belonging, we believe, to the
firm of Smith & Brother-a sum
which never found its way, as it was
alleged, into the Treasury Depart?
ment, but remained in the capacious
pockets of the General. Time passed
on, and it so happened the returned
merchant caught the General in New
York two years afterward, and insti?
tuted legal proceedings to recover his
treasure. After a severe litigation,
in which Butler did his best to hold
on to the coveted spoil, he was com?
pelled to disgorge, and pay over to
Smith & Brother their money. If all
his victims in New Orleans and Vir?
ginia could bo equally successful,
Gen. But'dr would not now bo in a
condition to purchase mill-sites and
go into tho cotton manufacturing
business, which he is now doing in
Richmond, according to report.
. m -
A Washington correspondent says
that the National Expreas Company,
of which Gen. Joe Johnston is Pre?
sident, have instituted a snit against
tho Virginia Central Railroad and
other roads, who have for $'2,000,000
sold to Adams' Express Company the
exclusive right to carry express mat?
ter over their respective roads for a
period of four years, unless other
companies pay an equal amount,
which, of course, no other company
CASH.-Oar terms for subscription, ad?
vertising and Job work are cash. We hope
all parties will bear thin in mind.
We Lave been requested by Messrs.
Puhl, nundall & Co., to say that as this i<
tho last day of their gift sales, parties
holding tiekets should present them at
GARDEN SEEDS. There has arrived in
this city a box of garden seeds, from tho
North, contributed by private subscription
there, as we understand, for gratuitous
distribution, [t came to Dr. R. W. Gibber,
who has placed tho seed's in tho office of
the National Express Company, on Ger?
vais street, tor distribution. Parties dosir
ing seeds should apply at once, as the sup?
ply will not last long.
SUGGESTION If it is not too late, wo
would suggest, that, acting in accord with
other cities in the South and in the North,
the people of the city of Columbia would
assemble in public meeting, to sustain
President Johnson in his restoration poli?
cy. Will not tho Mayor, or some public
spirited citizen, call a meeting on the 22d
instant? We aro not fond of politics at
this time, but think that, in common with
other cities, the capital of South Carolina
should add her voice in sustaining our pa?
Mpssrs. Shodair A Steiglitz will please
accept our thanks for their. welcome addi?
tion to our Sunday's dinner- a largo, rich
and tastefully prepared force-meat ball
pie -the French name for which is too
hard to ho pronounced by any but a nativo.
We have repeatedly been made aware of
thc fact that Mr. Shodair could not bo ex?
celled in the preparation of fancy orna?
ments, cakes, ?Vc, but can now give evi?
dence of his skill in more substantial
dishes. Therefore remember, if you want
anything particularly ni?! in their Uno of
business, give Messrs. S. A S. a call, at
their establishment on Hain street, near
the old market.
WEEKX-T FAMILY PAPER.-We have com?
menced tho publication of a family paper,
entitled "The Weekly Gleaner-A Home
Companion."' It is double the size of tba
Plurnix, and contains the cream of tho
nows, miscellaneous matter, editorial.?,
stories, etc., in the daily and tri-weekly
publications. Subscription price $4 per
annum. Specimen copies sent on appli?
cation. There will be an interyal of two
weeks beforo the publication of our second
number, in ordor to allow those wishing to>
subscribe ample timi' to procure tho first
number and establish themselves on our
NEW ADVERTisEMENTs.--At tention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for th? first
. Muller A Senn-Smoking Tobacco.
*' " -Desirable Articles.
Jacob Bell-Citation Caroline Davis.
A. E. Solomon-Liverpool Salt, Ac.
C. Brill- Wall Paper.
Hampton Johnson -Mare Stolen.
Shiver A Beckham-Bonds, ?te., Wanted.
Levin & Peixotto-Variety Sale.
Gen. Ames-General Orders No. 9.
The European Times, of tho 27th
ultimo, says a large number of re?
spectable young men from all parts of
England are emigrating to New York
in the numerous steamers which are
plying between various ports and the
United States. This exodus appears
to have arisen in consequence of the
accounts constantly received of the
wealth of the United States and the
scope there for enterprise.
Last week, the bank at Liberty
City, Mo., was robbed of $72,000.
The robbers, twelve in number, were
mounted on horses and made their
escape. Three of the party were re?
cognized as notorious bushwhackers
during the war. A boy who gave the
alarm was shot five times and killed
GOINO TO MEXICO.-We regret to
learn that several of the most sub?
stantial citizens of Caroline and King
George are seriously contemplating a
removal to the dominions of Maxi?
milian. -Fredericksbiirg Herald.
The Alexandria Gazette says it is
I said by gentlemen from Virginia,
! who have lately held private eonver
! sations with the President, that at
least titree members of the present
Cabinet will be dismissed during the
Mr. Wm. Alexander, of the vicinity
of Tuscumbia, Alabama, is having his
farm worked by a colony of some
fifty Georgians, who have left that
State allured by the advantages offer?
ed^ by that rich valley.
The tone of the Southern journals
is being considered by the Washing?
ton authorities. Gen. Grant, it is
said, will issue orders for the suppres?
sion of certain journals South unless
they pursue n different course.
There was an excitement in the.
Tennessee House of Repr?sentatif .
on the 17th, during the discussionJ I
the franchise bill. Hard words p/
between the Speaker and ono j \
members. Farmer threw a maj \
Lather's head. I
Some negro soldiers made a r.i
a sutler's store, on Sullivan's Is?
a few days ago, threw sand ip
eyes of the clerk, and then i
tho concern. Several of thy
been arrested. \
IN TOWN.-General Lori^
one-armed hero of the Sontjl
federacy, was in townyestef
General lost his arm in the %
fore the walls of the city om
Large crops of cotton ?
will be planted iu Soot to
this year. M