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Wednesday Morning, Feb. 28,1866.
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"We have already expressed our
opinTSn'on" the- message of Pr?sident
Johnson,15vetoing the Freedmen's
Bureau bill. This veto renders it
certain that Andrew Johnson is supe?
rior to party ties, and will hot submit
to party dictation. There - was never
introduced into Congress (says a co
temporary) a bill bearing a more un?
equivocal party stamp. It was ori?
ginally supported by Republicans of
all stripes and lines; by Doolittle, as
well as Summer; by Raymond, as
well as Stevens. It was also avowedly
the first of a series of measures con?
ceived inthe same spirit, and intend?
ed to "?complete a policy v for the go?
vernment of the Southern States.
The veto is a blow at the whole sys?
tem. The President could in no
other way have so fully abjured party
allegiance, and declared his impartial
devotion to the interests of the whole
This a?tibn of the President will
give to the South an assurance, which
it has not yet felt, that its rights will
be effectually protected until it has
representatives in Congress to speak
and act in its interest. The veto will
arrest' the growing, coldness and
alienation consequent on the over?
bearing action of the dominant ma?
jority, and will encourage the South
to proceed in re-organizing its in?
dustry on the basis of freedom, by
the assurance that, if it acts reason?
ably, it will not be subject to imper?
Thr: veto will put an effectual stop
to the deceptive pretenses made by
?he Republicans, for electioneering
purposes, that they are supporters
of the President. It will divide th?
sheep from the goats, and cause t
complete revolution in the partj
politics of the country. Those wh<
are for the President will vote in sad
a way as to make their support fre*
from all ambiguity; and the Presiden
himself will not be likely to tolerat*
opposition to his policy by those oi
whom he bestows his patronage.
The failure of the Northern mail
yesterday, and, indeed, of the South
ern and South-western mails, necei
sarily contracts our amount of new
and reading matter. We publishe
yesterday a despatch, briefly infora
ing us as to President Johnson
response to the complimentary d<
monstrations made on that day.
Andrew Johnson has come up 1
the work manfully, and when 1
stands np in the portico of tl
"White House," and utters the sei
timen ts reported by telegraph, v
honor him, and will do everything i
o?r power to sustain him.
Our late Northern exchanges aa
filled with accounts of demonstratioi
in honor of President Johnson's vel
message? Immense gatherings hai
taken place in many of the large citit
and speeches by a number of pn
minent men are reported. A prof u?
display of flags and the firing i
salutes are among the incidents <
the occasion. We have reason 1
believe that th% majority of tl
Northern people side with Presidei
Johnson in the course he has seen i
to take as regards national affair
On these important questions, hoi
ever, it is evident the Northern se
* timent is not united. In oppositic
to the President and his polic
meetings have been held in a fe
places for the purpose of encouragii
the Senators who voted for the Free
men's Bureau bill, notwithstan
ing the objections of the Presidei
also conveying an expression of syi
pathy to the members of the Hou
of Representatives who favor t'
passage of thc measure.
FINANCIAL RECEIPTS FROM TI
SOUTHERN STATES.-Official repoi
from the Treasury exhibit the to
amount of moneys received from
sources in the States of Tennes?
Virginia, North Carolina, Georg
Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Tex?
Mississippi and Arkansas, from Ap
1,1865, to February 1,186?, at neai
$28,000,000. The amount is divid
as follows: Custom House fees, pr
cipally at New Orleans, $2,878,01
captury-d and* abandoned proper
$13,151,000; direct f-ix,'$658,000; ct
fiscation, 8128,000; tax on cottc
$133,000; general.bank duty, $33,01
commercial enterprise, $22,400;int
nal revenue, $11,000,000.
, Correspondence of the Phoenix.
WASHINGTON, February 22*, 1866.
t is difficult to describe the Seiisa-,
tion which the President's veto of
the Freedmen's Bureau bill produced.
The Republicans are frantic with
i rage, while, on th? other hand, the
conservatives are jubilant. Th?
1 breacn between the President and the
Republican party is final and com?
plete. It cannot be patched up.
The gulf is too deep to be bridged
over by any . kind of party arrange?
ment. . The radicals pronounce the
President a traitor, and they talk
very freely of impeaching him. But |
from the vote in ' the Senate on j
the veto, it is apparent that this j
cannot command the necessary two
thirds to oust him of his office. The
appeal is now to the people of the
North. They will have to decide this
great controversy between the Execu?
tive and the radicals. This is one of the
most momentous questions that has
ever occurred in history. Its in?
fluence on the fate of the South will
bc immense. If tho radicals carry
the day, military despotism ls made
a permanent institution at the South,
and the whole power of the Govern
ment will be exerted to put the color?
ed race South above the white race.
If the President succeeds, then no
greater changes are.made South than
are unavoidable-slavery being abo?
lished. In this contest, it is in the
power of the South to strengthen the
President immensely-perhaps to de?
cide the contest in his favor by a wise
line of conduct. In order to know
what the South ought to do, it is
only necessary to ask what the radi?
cals want them to do, in order to beat
the President down. They want the
South to treat tho free negroes hor?
ribly, to show the most hostile spirit
to the United States Government,
and to ill-treat Northern men visiting
the South, and generally to show that
they are disposed to be very ugly.
If the South will thus play into the
hands of the radicals, then the Presi?
dent will be beaten to death.
An immense meeting is going on j
here now to" sustain the President. ]
The employees of the Government :
generally take sides with the Presi?
dent. They ,no doubt know which
side of their bread is buttered.
It is thought the Cabinet will cer- j
tainly go to pieces. Stanton, Speed j
and Harlan aro very radical-they ?
must go out. Mr. Seward goes with 1
the President. This is a good sign,
tot Mr. Seward has a good scent for
the winning side. He knows, like
Falstaff, "the prince by instinct."
The Supreme Court has ordered
some of the Southern cases remain?
ing on the docket to be taken up.
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r NEW YORK BALLS.-This winter
has been the witness to some of the
most magnificent and extravagant
public festivities ever seen, we sup?
pose, in the world. We have never
read of such in ancient or modern
times. Everything that genius and
art could devise to promote scenic
display and brilliancy was employed
with the most lavish expenditure. We
read the accounts of them not with
; out apprehension. Such excesses have
too often marked the eras of great
calamities for mankind.
One of these balls was a masked af?
fair. The maskers danced till 12
o'clock, and then dropped their dis?
guises-when Io and behold! the most
embarrassing situations were deve?
loped. One paper says a brother
found himself making love to his sis?
ter-a husband to a wife-and others
of still moro delicate relations iuvolv- j
ed in similar awkwardness. This is,
to our ideas, bordering on the horri?
ble; and yet th? maskers are said to
have been respectable people. Much
better would it have been to have
kept the masks on till the revels were
NEWSPAPER SUBSTITUTES. -The New
York Nation says that in Italy, where
the Government exercises a certain
control over the press, it is the cus?
tom for each journal to maintain a j
stout laboring man, who, for a stipn
lated salary, consents to be cast into I
prison in atonement for such offences !
as the journal may commit. Conse- !
quently, this honest fellow spends,
hali his days in arrest; the journalists
pay the fines and write what they
please. The Nation thinks that this
would be the true principle on which
to render the journalists personally
responsible in this country.
THE VOTE ON THE VETO MESSAOE.
Tho Senators of the United States
who voted originally to pass the
Freedmen's Bureau Bill, and after its
veto voted to bill it, were Messrs.
Dixon, of Connecticut; Doolittle, of
Wisconsin; Morgan, of New York;
Norton, of Minnesota; Stewart, of
Nevada, and Van Winkle, of West
...jr*--.-: 3?J m .... ja oECaMTv-.\i
France and the United State?.
The hope expressed by the Empe?
ror of the French in his address to
the Corps L?gislatif, that the an?
nouncement of his intention to with?
draw the French troops from Mexico
would pacify the public mind in Ame?
rica, does not seem to have been
entirely realized. Mr. Bigelow's de
I spatch enclosing the Emperor'speech
I has been replied to by Mr. Seward,
and when that reply is published, we
shall be able to discover whether the
Government of the United States
shares the dissatisfaction manifested
by a portion of the press. The Wash?
ington correspondent of the New
York Herald asserts that Mr. Seward's
reply, which has been printed, and
was to be forwarded by the steamer
of the 22d, is devoted to a review
and commentary upon thc imperial
address, and scores with especial se?
verity the assertion of the Emperor
that this Government had been in?
vited to join France in her Mexican
intervention before the introduction
of French forces into the army of
Maximilian. The reminiscences of
the Premier relative to the part which
France has taken in Mexican affairs
are said by the Herald's correspon?
dent to be so very caustic that they
cunnoJ fail to suggest to Napoleon
the idea that we do not receive the
imperial excuses for that sinister
move with any degree of equanimity,
j It is a little singular that the New
j York Times, which, from its semi
I official relations to the Department of
I State, might be expected to have
better information of Mr. Seward's
i foreign correspondence, publishes no
intelligence from "Washington refer?
ring to the subject.
Whatever opinion may be formed
of the credibility of the Herald's
statement, the announcement by the
Emperor of his intention to withdraw
the French troops when that step can
be taken without injury to the inte?
rests of France, cannot be relied
upon as indicating any immediate ac?
tion. It is, perhaps, not forgotten by
the American Secretary that there oc?
curred in the Emperor's speech, a
year ago, this paragraph : ' 'Thus all
our expeditious are drawing to an end.
Our troops have evacuated China.
* * * * The army of Mexi?
co already returns to France." If
that was the fact then, it may be so j
now. If the French troops were
leaving Mexico a year ago, they are a j
long time in leaving, and may be j
leaving, for aught we know, a year
hence. Perhaps Mr. Seward is of the
opinion that they would better not
stand upon the order of their going,
but go at once.
It is also worthy of note that the
diplomatic despatches of Drouyn de
l'Huys, received from Europe since
the speech of thc French Emperor,
though written before that speech,
help in some measure to interpret the
; speech, and throw light upon certain |
i obscure features of it. The most |
important of these despatches is that |
of Jp.uuary 9, two weeks prior to the
delivery of the Emperor's address.
In this document, there is a labored
I defence of the policy France has pur
! sued towards Mexico during the last
four years. It assumes that France
has only carried out the rights of war,
and that the Government of Maxi?
milian in Mexico was based upon the
national will, and founded with the
assent of the Mexican people. There
is no need of comment upon such an
audacious statement. The public is |
more interested in chut portion of the
despatch which throws light on the
present purposes and future action of
j the French Government. Whilst the
' Imperial announcement of the evacu
j ation of Mexico is foreshadowed in
I the despatch, it also states that "it
j depends greatly upon the Federal
I Government to facilitate" the evacua
I ti on, and subsequently reiterates:
! "We return, after that period,
j (after the evacuation,) to the princi
I pies of non-interveution, and from
! the moment wc accept it as our rule
I of conduct, our interest and honor
require us to demand its equal appli?
cation by all. Relying upon the equi
I table spirit of the Washington Cabi?
net, we expect from it the assurance
j that the American people will con?
form to the law they invoke by main?
taining a strict neutrality wilT regard
to Mexico. When you shall have in?
formed me of the resolution of the
American Government in this mat?
ter. I shall be in a position to ac?
quaint you with the result of our
negotiation with the Emperor Maximi?
lian for the return of onr troops."
This can only mean that the Em?
peror, before withdrawing his troops
from Mexico, desires our Govern?
ment to agree not to interfere with the
existence of the Government of Maxi?
milian-a point which was not touch?
ed upon by the Emperor in his ad?
dress-perhaps from motives of poli
cy, perhaps because he had come to !
the conclusion not to maire recogni- ;
tion the condition precedent to eva- j
The address of the French S?nate,
in reply to the Emperor's speech, is
confirmatory of the interpretation
given to that document by the pre?
vious despatches of Drouyn de l'Huys.
Whilst manifesting satisfaction that
the mission of the French troops to
Mexico approaches completion, it
reiterates the expectation of neu
trality expressed in the French Minis
ter'a despatch of the 9th January,
and tells us that "France is accus?
tomed to move only at her own time,"
with other grandiloquent phrases,
Y'hich, in America, would be called
"Buncombe!" Notwithstanding the
Seneral tenor of the foreign news
oes not warrant the sanguine expec- !
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tations of ?n early ?vacuation of
Mexico, which were founded upon
the Emperor's speech, wo have no
apprehensions that the Mexican ques?
tion will lead to a collision between
France and the United States. The
interests bf both in the preservation
of peace are too great to be sacrificed
for any interest that either has in I
Mexico, and the conduct of affairs on |
both sides is in the hands of states?
men of great calmness, sagacity and
Eierntive Patronage to Force Trai?
tors Into Congress.
It is no longer questionable that
President Johnson distinctly an?
nounces that no one who refuses to
support him in his demand for ad?
mission to Congress of claimants for
seats from the rebel States, nearly all
of whom are disqualified from taking,
or refuse to take, the oaths imposed
upon other Senators and Representa?
tives, shall receive or continue to
enjoy any of the patronage which he
holds in trust for the patriotic and
betrayed millions. ' Now that the
organs of George B. McClellan and
George H. Pendleton, the sympa?
thizers with Jefferson Davis and John
C. Breckinridge, and those who went
so far as to attempt to shift the re?
sponsibility of the assassination of
Abraham Lincoln upon the shoulders
of Andrew Johnson, have become the
mouth-pieces of tho President of the
United States, one of their daily de?
clarations is that the radicals must be
removed from office, and that no man
eau hold place under the present
Administration who does not register
its new decrees and approve the policy
laid down in the recent veto message.
The President himself takes the same
ground, explicitly premising his de?
clarations to those who came to him
asking these places with the warning
and the threat that he intends to con?
fine his favorn to men who freely give
themselves up to his policy. But
when Andrew Johnson persists in
making a test of the doctrine that
traitors axe to be admitted into the
Congress of the United States, he will
have to depend upon traitors and the
sympathizers with treason alone for
his support. It he expects that the
millions of Americans who have suf?
fered so long and lost so much, who
have given of their best blood to their
country's cause, who lavished upon
him the confidence and affection that
sprung from a sincere belief in his
patriotism, and a sincere hatred of
his oppressors, will now be terrified
because he threatens to employ their
own patronage, their own instrumen?
talities, and the very weapons they
placed in his hands for the defence of
the common weal, for the incredible
purpose of crowning treason in the
capitol of the country, he will be as
much mistaken as Jefferson Davis
himself, when that incarnate, ingrate
and traitor took arms against a gene?
rous and indulgent Government.
THE LABOR STSTEM IN MIDDLE
GEORGIA.-An intelligent gentleman,
writing to the Augusta Constitutional?
ist on this subject, says:
"It has become evident that the
older sections of Georgia, especially
the 'Black Belt,' as Middle Georgia
was formerly called, will, in the course
of a few years, be drained, not only
of their surplus labor, but of that
which will be necessary to the culti?
vation of the soil. Without any in?
terposition of the Freedmen's Bu?
reau, such a restait must sooner or
later be consummated. Following the
immutable and irresistible law of sup?
ply and demand, free labor will go
where it is most valuable. On the
rich prairies of the West, and on the
alluvions of the Mississippi, negro
labor is more profitable and better in
other respects than .white; but on the
lands of Upper Georgia, and through?
out all that hilly and healthy belt
which extends between the moun?
tains and tho 'low country,' from
Virginia to the Mississippi, white la?
bor must take the place of black ; and
as tho Freedmen's Bureau only has?
tens the emigration of the negro
Westward, so it becomes those who
wish for the future welfare and pros?
perity of Georgia", to hasten, so far as
is in their power, the filling up by
white immigration of the vacuum
caused by the departure of the
THE DOMESTIC BRANDT MANUFAC?
TURE.-In a liquor case before the
United States Court, at Albany, New
York, the testimony brings to light
facts of great interest to brandy
drinkers. It appears that a very small
proportion of what is sold as pure
French brandy is imported. It is
manufactured on a large scale in New
York, Albany and elsewhere, from
alcohol and various drugs, and even
the casks with the French marks are
made in New York. There aro said ;
to be at least 1,000 brandy manu
factories in the United States. Tho
profits of the manufacture are im- ?
mense, and those who drink thc poi- I
sonous mixture will find it a great j
economy to buy their own dye-stuffs
ar "1 make brandy for themselves, j
One firm in Kow York-Dayton &
C?S-uses as many as ',000 of the j
bogus French brandy casks every |
year. The chief elements of the made .
brandy aro said to be "cologn, spi- j
rit, oil of cogniae and neutral." It ;
was stated by one of the witnesses on !
the trial that brandy, which sells for
from $10 to $15 per gallon costs only
about 82.50 for munji facture.
Senator Wigfall escaped from Texas
three weeks unce.
FREAKS OP LIGHTNING.-One of the
most remarkable freaks of lightning
eyer recorded, took place at the house
of Judge McNeill, in tho town of
Middleport, UL, on Friday, the 27th
ult. The family circle, consisting of
Judge McNeill and wife, a little son,
his step-son, Mr. Lucien A. Tatman,
a step-daughter, Mrs. Elder, aud a
hired girl, were seated in tho family
dining-room, and a little grand-daugh?
ter was sleeping in an adjoining bed?
room. A severe explosion sent three
distinct columns of the fluid into the
Judge's house. One ran along the
brick foundation to within a few feet
of the door of the room in "which the
group were sitting, and then followed
up a joist some fifteen inches and
burst through the plaster to the bot?
tom of the leaf of a table which was
standing against the wall; thence over
the table upon Mr. Tatman's shoulder,
who sat leaning against the table. A
portion of the fluid ran over and a
portion under his arm, and uniting,
ran down Iiis leg, and leaped upon
Judge McNeill, first striking him on
the buckle on the back part of his
pants, coursing its way down the thigh
and leg to the foot, where, bursting
open his boots, it escaped to the stove,
on which his foot was resting at the
time he wa?: struck. The Judge's
little son was thrown from the chair
in which he was sitting, but without
being hurt; nor were any of the
others in the room injured. The
other two columns of fluid perform?
ed almost equally eccentric manou?
vres. Each one of the gentlemen had
a penknife in their pockets, whicl
were completely polarized. No ont
was seriously injured.
A TOUGH STORY-NEMONIA, OR THI
Ono WOMAN OF THE ST. CROIX.-A
correspondent of the Polk Count}
Press is responsible for the following
which, if true, makes the venerable
Joseph Crele comparatively an infant
"The oldest human being knowi
in modern times livos now, or did J
short time since, in Wisconsin, nea:
the head waters of the St. Croix river
Her exact age is unknown. Whei
oldest Indians, who know her, wer
young, she was an old woman. The;
called her 'Nemonia,' the Chippew?
for an old woman She is a marvel an<
a wonder to al. who see her. He
body is bent nearly to the ground b;
time and heavy burdens. Her face
wrinkled and smoked in the wigwam
for over 150 years, has little left of th
'human face divine.'
"When inquired of by white meu
who were cutting timber near her wig
warn, in regard to her age, she cou!
not tell it, but could well recoll?e
when those tall pines they were eui
ting were no larger than the staff sh
held in her hand, and when she coul
'bend them down and break off the:
blanches. The lumbermen cut dow
those trees and counted their year]
I growth, and many of them proved i
? bc nearly 200 years old. So, if Nem<
j nia tells the truth, she is nearly 3?
j years old."t
BAD STATE OF AFFAIRS.-A friem
writing to us from Cedar Spring
Spartanburg District, under d:,fe i
February 18, says:
"We are having exciting times b
low this a few miles. Four persoi
have been killed within the last tv,
weeks-one white man and three n
"Some month or more ago, a di
ficulty arose between the garrison ;
Union C. H., and some of the cit
zens, which resulted in tho woun<
ing of one of the soldiers by Mr. Ja
Fernandez or his son. Soon aft
this, Mr. F. was published as an 'on
law,' and orders were issued for hi
to be taken at 'all hazards. ' In ordi
to elude the garrison, Mr. F. has bee
! going from one friend's house to a:
I other, until he was betrayed at tl
! house of his friend, Mr. Benj. Ke;
j neely, of this District, and on tl
; morning of the 28th of January, w
! shot dead by one of the garrison fro
! Union C. H.
"On last Friday night, three n
gro^s were killed at Mr. K.'s, it
; supposed by the friends of Mr. F., t
suspicion that they had betrayed hil
I At a fourth one they shot five time
] but he made his escape.
I "A bad state of affairs this, ai
? there is no telling whereunto it wi
. grow."-Keoicee Courier.
A hard shell preacher wound up
! flaming sermon with this magnifi?e
"My brethren andsistern, ef a mai
1 full of religion you can't hurt hi)
j There was the three Arabian childre
. they put 'em in afiery furnace, hett
j seven times hotter than it could
j het, and it didn't swinge a har on th?
I heads. And there was John t
Evangeler; they put him-and whe
do you think, brethering and sistei
they put him? Why, they put h:
into a caladronie of bilin' ile, a
biled him all night and didn't faze 1
shell! And there was Daniel; th
put him in a lion's den-and wh
my fellow-travelers and respect
auditories, do you think he was p
into a hon's den for? Why, 1
prayin' three times a day. Don't
alarmed, brethringand sistern ; I do
think any of you will ever get, into
lion's ideii. "
- ? ??.
IGNORANCE OF SCRIPTURE. -A Nor t
em journal says that the pastor of
fashionable city church having spok
of Solomon's Song as a production
great genius and beauty, a gentlem
belonging to the church called duri
the week at a leading music store
get a copy of it!-- Religious Herald
CASU.-Our tomi? for subscription, ad?
vertising ?nd job work are ea*h. We hop?
all parties will bear this in mind.
THI Bumana or COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Colombia, S. C.," hat
just been issued, in pamphlet form, fro?
the Phoenix, ?team power pren?. Order?
can be fdled to any extent.
DAN. CASTELI.O'8 Snow. -This exhibition
closed last evening. Tho attendance wan
largo on the two occasions on Monday?
and, on yesterday, it was ?till mare so.
Wo commend thc exhibition to our friends
who have not had a circus for the past five
years. Dan's Show is a good one-well
conducted and worthy of patronage.
VBXKZUEI.AU LAND COMPANY.-In direct?
ing attention to tho card of Colonel C. lt.
Bryce, we publish the following lotter:
NEW YOKE. Januarv 29, 18C6.
35 West 33d street.
Mr. Ii. R. Collier, Petersburg, Va.
ESTEEMED SIB: Being confined for ??ve
ral days to my bed, to-day, for the first
time, I feel somewhat able to answer your
welcome letter of last 20th instant.
In reply to your questions, I will proceed
to say: Mr. Henry M. Price has a grant
from our Government to raise a colony iu
the Territory of Guayana, between the
I Orinoco and Amaron. I will toll you that
he has a most liberal one; thc Government
furnishing him with one of the richest
lands on earth. Thia territory is crossed
by a net of magnificent rivers. It embrace?
an extent twice as largo as the empire of
France. All kinds of agriculture, tho pro?
duction of minerals, br ading cattle and
several other pursuits could be easily car?
ried out in that territory. The colony shall
i have all the privileges they can desire. I
I am happy to hear that you arc ono of the
? Directors of this brilliant enterprise. Al
I low me to give a piece of advice: I think
j the best plan for "your undertaking should
1 be to go-?orne of von directing it-to
Guayana. Venezuela, and then you could
I fully realize by your own eyes thc business
j you have in hand. I am sure your desire
? to go into it earnestly would be thc great
! est, fir. indeed, there is no bettor field for
wealth than this beautiful country. I could
j offer to tho company to go with them to
I that territory, if they are willing to follow
I my indication. At present, they aro work
I ing one of the richest mines or gold that
I has over been discovered, in the territory
? of Upata, and the quantity and the kind ia
I so superior that many have made fortunes.
Many of tho miners sell their raw gold to
the merchants of Bolivar for their equiva?
lent in weight in gold currency, being tho
quality of the gold twenty-four carats.
With regard to the management of the
company'? affairs, I have nothing to do;
1 but I will be ready to give any information,
; or to do in their behalf all that I could
with my Government.
! I am," sir, vonr obedient servant,
! FLORENCIO RIBAS.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention ia call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for thu Drat
! John E. Meister-To Creditor?.
! Meeting of Acacia Lodge.
j Hall A- Long-Lumber.
? Meeting of Governor's Guards, &?.
i E. Pollard-Ice Cream Candy.
" " -Garden Seeds.
; Fisher A Lowrance-Hoes, Iron, dee?
McKay ?V Campbell-Auction Sale.
I A NEAT REPLT.-"I dislike your saying
; that mv teeth are going. So dont," said a
! young lady to hor bean. "Not *So don't,'
: but 'So-zo-dont,' you should have said," he
j replied. The damsel pouted, but took th?
, hint. Nor need it be said that the bal
'.? samic preparation arrestad the evil, though
; it could not quite repair the damage al?
ready dont.. t
RELIEF IN CANCER.-Dr. Brandini,
j in Florence, has recently discovered
; that citric acid will assuage the vio
: lent pain which is thc tisual concomi?
tant of cancer. One of his patients,
aged seventy-one, at the Hospital of
Santa Maria della Scala, was afflicted
with cancer on the tongue. There
was no possibility of performing an
operation, the surface attacked being
far too extensive, investing the base,
the sub-lingual, and the sub-maxillary
glands. The poor man, in the midst
of his torments, asked for a lemon,
which was nothing very remarkable,
as cancerous patients generally have
an ordinary liking for acids. But
the seat of the disorder being in
the mouth, a circumstance was ob?
served which might otherwise have
escaped attention-the juice of the
lemon diminished the pain.
Strakosch, Adelina Patti's brother-in
law and agent, has just received from
the King of Italy the Cross of the
Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazare.
Interested parties ask why. Some
reply that the decoration was given
him because Adelina Patti sings welt
and because she ic *he ?rreatest Hving;
artist. Whereupon II Pirata re?
marks that a new order of chevali?res
should be instituted for *he benefit of
female celebrities, and that, inasmuch
as the Empress Eugenie has given the
Cross of the Legion of Honor to
Mlle. Rosa Bonheur, King Victor
Emanuel might as well confer the
honors of the r>rder upon Patti her?
self. One deserves the distinction as
much as the other. -Florence Letter of*
the New York Herald.
"FETISH" CUSTOM REVIVED.-A
correspondent of the Baltimore Ga?
zelle, writing from Pleasant Hill,
The free negroes of this neighbor?
hood have already advanced in civili?
zation by establishing an 1 'ism" of
their own in the way of religion, the
principal features of which are a
plurality of wives, and the revival of
the Fetish custom of dancing over
the graves of their departed friends.
Also, what they term the "holy
dance" is ono of the essential ele?
ments of their worship on all occa?
sions. You know my brother built
a church and hired a minister to. in?
struct his negroes, but he has had' to?
discontinue his labors for the want of