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Saturday Horning, April 7, 1866.
What we Want.
All that the South needs now is to
be let alone. Let alone in the ma?
nagement of her labor-Jet alone in
her efforts to develop her resources.
With her civil and political .rights
guaranteed to her, with^ BO obstacle
or obstruction to the energies of her
people, we believe, to-day, she could
work out her own redemption, re?
trieve her shattered fortunes, and
start on a career of prosperity that
she has never yet enjoyed.
But the radical party will not per?
mit her to do this. They keep her
out of the Union-out of the frater?
nity of States which constitute the
republic ; they regulate her system of
labor, and do this by military rule.
They keep a people, as loyal and as
true as any within the "?vide domain
of the American republic, out of their
rights and privileges, and ' from their
just representation in the councils of
the nation-and for what? Il would
puzzle the ablest political economist
to answer that question. Despoiled,
ravaged and desolated by the fortunes
of war-her people subdued and ac?
cepting their subjugation in honesty
and sincerity-left in a condition
-which forbids any idea of a revival of
rebellion against the General Govern?
ment-even if they were so disposed,
which they are not-they surely de?
serve sympathy instead of unkind?
ness-aid and encouragement instead
of dead weights and incumbrances
upon their energies-the fostering
care of the parent Government, in?
stead of the wanton oppression of
radical 'legislation-and, above all,
they need equal civil and politic?!
rights with their brethren, throughout
the country, guaranteed to them ac?
cording to the provisions and stipula?
tions of the Constitution, upon the
fcutnful adherence to which, the lives,
fortunes and liberties of the whole
people of America ave dependent.
The war is over-rebellion and in?
surrection is crushed out-we hope
forever, while constitutional liberty
shields the people. Tho President
the Chief Magistrate of the republic
*v _, - -by solemn proclamation, under the
great seal of the United States of
"^^?America, so declares it. Then must
V"We not hope that the day of redemp?
tion is at hand-that those whose
whole aim is to keep the States dis?
united shall, * ere long, be over?
whelmed in that infamy which they
so justly merit as a punishment for
*^4heir mischievous intents and works?
This dominant faction are fast bring?
ing the country into deep trouble;
tliey are prostrating the energies of
the people South, and the commercial
prosperity of the people North.
Their wicked schemes are evidently
leading the country to the brink of
financial and commercial ruin, and
yet there is not a man amongst their
fanatical leaders who could give any
reason for such a destructive course
as they are now pursuing. Will not
the conservative people of this great
and powerful nation rally around their
patriotic Pr?sident in his noble efforts
to crush this destructive party ? Wo
believe they will.
A little over a year has passed since
the South was left devastated, her
means of living and producing de?
stroyed, her energies terribly crippled;
and yet, to-day, with all the obstacles
to restoration which surround lier,
_lier people are working with a will
;iid determination that predict a snc
celss which," under fortuitous circum
stknees, would surprise thc world.
TJet her States once more bo placed
upon an equal footing with the States
of the North and West, aud she will
s<Vm attain her former prosperity,
and contribute largely, as she has
_ ever done, to tho wealth and power
of our common country. We con?
clude as we commenced-all the
South needs now is to bo let alone in
the management of her affairs, to be
restored to full equality and commu?
nion with her co-States of the Union,
and the best interests of the wholo
people, North and South, will bo
advanced and promoted.- To this
great work the President baa devoted
i tb all the powers the Cou?
ld laws of Iiis country have
ie office ho holds.
d that if Congress
thc endorsement of the
ds, the agents of Maxi
mand a similar guaran
amount of tho fin
. The Proclamatlou. ,
We\rablish, this morning, this high- ,
ly important document. As the New i
York World says, it looks the gates of j
war, lays down its weapons, and j
leads thirty millions of American ,
people* into the paths of peace. .
Their unity no longer needs to
be defended by the sword, and their
liberties are resumed under the
guardianship of law.. As far as he
can do it, the President has complet?
ed his great WOTK of restoring his
country to. peace.
The President, appealing to that J
fundamental principle of freedoid
and humanity, which forbids the
despotism or slaughter by the sword
to follow its triumphs, proclaims
to the people of the United
States, with all the dignity and patri?
otism that have characterized every
State paper that has come from his
pen, that the work of reconstruction
is completed, so far as it lies iu the
power of the States involved and the
Chief Magistrate of the Union, and
it only now remains for Congress to
admit the representatives of th?
States restored by the Executive to
restore the Union to its original
completeness and replace every star
on its victorious flag.
This proclamation, so promptly
issued after the requisitions demand?
ed were complied with by the seced?
ing States, .will add to the already
exalted reputation of Andrew John?
son as a statesman, not only in this
country, but throughout the civilized
world. Uuawed by the fierce factious
war waged against him, he-has boldly
fulfilled the pledges given by his
predecessor, ,a?r? by the Congress
which was. sitting in the early part of
that predecessor's administration.
All honor is due to the patriot states?
The Connecticut Election.
The New York papers, of Tuesday,
bring us the latest reliable returns
from the Connecticut election. The
result shows great gains for the De
?tnoeratie party. Buckingham, the
last Republican Governor, was elected
by 11,000, while Hawley, the newly
elected radical Governor, it is esti?
mated, will only have 700 majority.
Besides this gain of more than 10,000
on thc popular vote, there have been
substantial gains in the Legislature,
viz: eight or nine Senators and from
fifteen to seventeen Representatives.
This shows the radicals to be a failing
, party, and indicates a return to good
sense and sound policy on the part
of the people.
IDLE LABORERS IN NEW YORK.-A
New York letter writer says that idle
laborers can be counted on South
and contiguous streets and around
our piers on both North and East
rivers by hundreds. The hundreds
of idle drays iu the same vicinity are
also noticeable. This appears very
unusual at this season of the .year, as
generally our piers and commercial
avenues at this season are very lively.
The cause is said to he the almost
total suspension of purchases by our
merchants, in consequence of the
unsettled and uncertain state of all
the markets, the opiuion obtaining
that gold will depreciate still further
on the descending scale, thus bring
I ing down the value of all goods anti
j merchandize. The Southern trade is
at a stand still, and were it not foi
the fact that the steamers plying to
Southern Atlantic ports haye been
i unable to carry all the freight lately
i offered, they would now be obliged
j to run with hardly cargo enough tc
j answer for ballast. It is not con
! sidered, however, that this state oi
i affairs will last loaf.'.
LHEOLOaiCAL SEMINARY.- S. N.
Beeson and Wm. Beeson, of Niles,
Mich., have forwarded to Hon. Ben
? jamin Wood a draft of 8100, with ii
j request to forward it to Rev. Jamet
Woodrow, Columbia, to add to thc
fund for educating those theological
students of the Presbyterian Church
whose studies were interrupted bj
being in the military service during
i the late war.
No CARDINAL.-The Rome corres?
pondent of the New York Herald,
writing under date of February 24,
says that the Pope has no intention
of appointing a ('ardi?al for thc
United States. This statement, he
says, may be relied on as correct.
The Washington correspondent of
tho Baltimore Sun, says that ex
Senator ?nlee, of Florida, who has
been imprisoned in Fort Pulaski evei
since May last, has been ordered
the President to lie release?! on parole,
Attorney-General Speed has de?
cided that the mere fact of having
reen a mail contractor or a mail car?
rier nnder the Confederate Govern?
ment does not* bring a person within
my one of the fourteen exceptions of
the President's amnesty proclama?
tion. Those positions are not con?
sidered offices; therefore, he thinks
those who occupied them can take
the "test oaths," and also a contract
for carrying the United States mail,
provided there be no other obstacle
in the way.
LIBERIA.-The following is au ex?
tract from a letter from Henry W.
Johnson, Esq., of Monrovia, ?lated
January f>, 186C. Johnson is au elo?
quent and talented colored lawyer
from Canandaigua, New York, where
he was admitted to practice in the
Supreme Court. He emigrated to
Liberia in June, 1865, with his fami?
ly, and rejoices in the country of Iiis
"I am very much pleased with Li?
beria. I have unbounded admiration
for the country. It has a glorious
future before it. it runst, sooner or
later, be the future home of the black
man of America. My family are now
going through the acclimating fever.
Prof. Freeman, of Liberia College,
and family are now thoroughly accli?
mated, and are enjoying themselves
very.much. I think, with the bless?
ing of God and ordinary prudence,
my own family will be equally fortu?
nate. ' '
Thc New York Herald thus sums
up the provisions of the so-called
civil rights bill :
Shall the negro intermarry with
our daughters, and take an equal
place in our households? The civil
rights bill says that he shall.
Shall negroes intermingle with our
refined ladies in steaming hot thea?
tres, ball rooms and opera houses?
The civil rights bill declaves that
Shall a negro supersede Grant as
General-in-Chief of the United States
army? The civil rights bill says that
he can do so.
Is a negro five times bettor than a
white man that the former should
vote immediately, while the latter luis
to undergo five years' probation if he
brings his skill, labor and money to
this country from abroad? The civil
rights bill declares that the negro is
five times better.
Shall the farms of tho great West
and tho whole country be owned by
negroes, and white labor bc made
subservient to negro proprietorship?
The civil rights bill provides for this
tondition of things.
Are we to have negroes filling thc
position of post captains in the
United States navy? Tho civil rights
bill says that we are.
Is this a white man's Government
for white men? Tho civil rights bill
says that it is not.
Are we to have negroes represent
ing this Government as United State;
ministers at the courts of France ami
England? The civil rights bill says
that we are.
Shall negroes sit in Congress, ii
the Cabinet, and other high stations
side by side with white mon? Th?
civil rights bill says that he may.
Shall our children soe a negro ii
the Presidential chair? The civi
rights bill provides for such a contin
A NEW ORGANIZATION. -TheMacot
Citizen, of March 2t>th, makes knowr
the existence of colored men ii
Georgia, under tho title of the "Equa
Itights Association," tho members o
which aro requested to meet on th*
4th of April "to attend to business
of great importance."
Tho Citizen says the new organiza
tion have a newspaper of their own
which they call the Loyal Georgian
Tho object of the colored people, tu
set forth in the Loyal Georgian, is ti
initiate a movement by which a co
lored man will bo sont from niel
Southern State to inform the Presi
dent fully in regard to the conditio!
of tho race. The "Association" als<
propose to send a delegate to Con
gress as soon as sufficient money cai
bo raised for thu purpose. In com
menting on the foregoing statements
the Citizen says the wildest and mos
incoherent views are entertained 1>;
the colored masses with r?f?rence t<
an anticipated dawn of bliss, anc
calls upon the State Executive to asl
assistance from the United State:
authorities to avert impending
-, + ?,,
THE LAST MAN OF THE RETREATING
ARMY.-The Petersburg Ju<f<:>\ speak
ing of the desecration of a burial Io
in Pocahontas, near that city, make:
the following interesting mention o
tho last devoted North Carolinian:
"There is buried hero one soldiei
. a Novth Carolina Cnrtius-who, oi
the night of the evacuation, was Icf
at Pocahontas Bridge to fire it, an<
was killed there, the last man of tin
retreating army. He was found deai
by the Federal forces in advancing
and by them interred, a blanket Iii
only coffin, and the apron of a womal
who cairn' there to woep Iiis onl;
COMPLETED. -Wo leam that th.
bridge over the Roanoke nf VVeldoi
Aaa English Opinion.
The London Pall Mall Gazette has
the following comments on thc poli?
cy of President, Johnson :
The sympathy of Englishmen is
greatly awakened by the triumph of
President Johnson over his radical
antagonists. As given in the tele?
graphic summaries which first an?
nounced the simple fact of his veto
upon the Act of Congress, and of the
popular support out of doors which
sustained him, the story of the strug?
gle and its issue was full of interest
to the lovers of constitutionalism.
But as now described, with all the
details of the contest, it wears a dra?
matic interest which is not tho less
exciting because of the parallel which
it supplies, mutatis mutandis, to the
fierce and closely fought struggles by
which, from time to time, our own
liberties have been secured. The
single incident of the sudden sum?
mons of Mr. Reverdy Johnson by the
"whip" of the Presidential minority
to come up to the rescue, while the
said minority was speaking against
time, so exactly reproduces the neck
and-neck contests of our own House
of Commons that it is difficult to be?
lieve that the scene took place on the
other side of the Atlantic. And the
instantaneous rush of the lawyer thus
summoned, faithful to his party, and
throwing down his brief in the court
where he was pleading when the tele?
graphic despatch reached him, then
mounting a locomotive, in the ab?
sence of anj regular train of carriages,
and dashing forty miles along the
railway in as many minutes, that so
his single vote might turn the scaler
and this is so thoroughly akin to our
notions of a hand-to-hand parliamen?
tary light, where the issue is momen?
tous, and yet the forms and princi?
ples of constitutional government are
scrupulously adhered to by both vic?
tors and vanquished, that whig,
tory and radical alike must join in
admiration of a struggle which has
shown so conclusively the power of a
thorough constitutionalism to stand
the strain of a violent political crisis.
The circumstances of the case,
moreover, are the more remarkable,
becaust? the President's policy, thus
strikingly upheld, is what, for want
of a better word, may be fairly de?
scribed as conservative-not that it if
conservative according to our present
use of the word in England. It is
conservative, not in the sense of being
devised for the purpose of confining
political privileges to that portion o
I the nation which is at present in ex
j elusive possession of political or reli
j gious supremacy. It is conservative
] in the sense of defending the consti
tutional rights of a defeated minority
against the tyranny of a victoriou
majority. It is thus conservative, no
of the principle of exclusive privi
leges, but of the principle of consti
tutional equality and freedom.. Thor
j has been a bloody fight between twi
! parties in the United States, encl
i claiming to be acting in the spirit o
> the Constitution, and not in th
j spirit of oligarchical or despotic pri
Vlleges. The fight has been, to
; certain extent, like our old wars c
j the Roses, and totally unlike the late
I struggles between the Crown and th
I people under the Stuarts, or the tei
1 rible conflicts by which Europea
sovereigns have annihilated the libel
ties of the greatest nations of th
i continent. The struggle has bee
I professedly a struggle within th
! limits of the law, however fright fr
may have been the sufferings it lui
j involved, anti however violent til
measures by which each side hr
sought to establish its own view as t
: tho legality of its claims. And tl;
! great merit of President Johnson h?
; been the decision and force with whic
. lu; has grasped the full significance t
; the struggle, in the midst of the bi
wildermenl of popular and partisa
excitement, consequent upon the sue
den and decisive victory of the moi
powerful o' the two oonflictir
? parties. No English judge, sittii
calmly upon his jndgmoi.t seat, an
disentangling the real facts and bea
ings of a difficult case fr? >m the sophi
tries and rhetoric of contending com
of the supremacy of law as such th:
tho President has now exhibited
the keenness of perception and tl
vigor of exposition with which heh
sei/.ed and enforced thc fundament
principle of all constitutional gover
ment. Under a constitutional gover
ment, by its very nature, whatev
its form, whi ther monarchical, ari
tocratic or d?mocratie, no rights n
recognized which are dependent up?
the mere will of a nv power in ti
THE SENATORS wno SUSTAIN TI
PRESIDENT. A letter from Washin
ton states that the following Senat
will surely sustain thc veto of tl
Executive and his policy, viz: Mess]
?nckalew, Cowan, Davis, Di\o
Doolittle. Guthrie, Hendricks, Joh
son. Lane, of Kansas, McDouga
Morgan, Nesmit] i, Norton, Kidd
Saulsbury, Van Winkle and Willey
seventeen ill all. and a Sufficient HUI
her tt> prevent tho passage of the hi
even though over's ?-?..A of the til
was filled, and every other Senat
v< ?ted oppositely.
I ". I '. ( Jerald, a teacher in thc Frc<
men's Bureau, al Mobile, arrest
som H time ago for stealing a hoi
from iii?- livery stables of Mr. Ruf
Dane, was tried at the recent terni
the city court, was found guilty, a
sentenced to llveyoar'simprisounic
at h.\' d labor in the penitentiary.
What Clkler Justice (hair Thinks.
A Washington correspondent of
thjp Cincinnati Commercial gives what
he styles an "inside view" of affairs
at the Capital, and thus -writes of the
views of Chief Justice Chase :
The Chief Justice is frank and out?
spoken in his opinion?. He believes
that the President is honest and pa?
triotic; but that he started wrong in
his work of restoration or reconstruc?
tion; that, having budded upon an
untenable foundation, his super?
structure, his policy, must fail and
fall. Mr. Chase feels a warm per?
sonal friendship for the President,
and feels a deep sympathy for him in
the trials and labors that are upon
him. He would be glad to consult
with the President, and aid him in
the solutions of these difficult ques?
tions; but the President does not
seek his advice, and probably dis?
trusts him, and he therefore cannot
volunteer his opinions or aid.
When this question of reconstruc?
tion fii-st came up, Mr. Chase had a
long interview and consultation with
the President upon the subject, or
rather several long interviews; and
he then earnestly and persistently
urged the President to issue a pro- j
clamation recognizing all persons in
the rebel States, black and white, as
citizens, having equal rights to the
work of reconstruction; that this
proclamation would immortalize him
as tho proclamation of emancipation
will immortalize Mr. Lincoln; and
that it would be a fitting accompani?
ment to that great paper. This plan,
at first, seemed to strike Mr. Johnson
with great force; he did not dissent
from it. Soon after, Mr. Chase left
on his visit to the Southern States,
and Mr. Johnson asked him to advise
him, from time to time, of what he
saw and learned, which he did. It is
believed that after this advice and
counsel of Mr. Chase, and after his
departure for the South, bad and de?
signing men got the ear and confi?
dence of the President, and poisoned
him against Mr. Chase, and led him
to distrust his counsel, charging that
the Chief Justice had given him this,
advice for his own personal ends;
that he was an aspirant for the Pre?
sidency, and that to follow this ad?
vice would be to weaken him (the
President) rather than to give him
Mr. Chase does not think that
Congress and the President will ever
harmonize. He thinks that the Pre?
sident has not the power to destroy
the Union party; that one man, as he
expressed it, however elevated his po?
sition, fills but a small space in a
nation or in a great party; and that
the Union party, at this time, embo?
dies the intelligence and conscience
of the country, and, turning to the
person with whom he was in conver?
sation, inquired: "Do you see any
of the intelligent, honest young men
of our country attaching themselves
to this old, corrupt aud disloyal De?
Mr. Chase does not endorse Mr. i
Sumner; he thinks him impractical, \
and that his course is accomplishing
no good to the race he seeks to serve;
that he rouses against them a united
antagonism and ill-feeling; that he Ls
a domineering, intolerant man; that
Mr. Stevens is a better and more
practical man than Mr. Sumner; that
Sumner would load to destruction
any party that followed him; that* if
wc cannot secure at once all that we
wish for this oppressed race, we
should take each good as it conies
within our reach, and work for the
eventful attainment of full justice to
them. " Why do you not act as me?
diator in thus contest, and try to save
our great party ?" was said to him.
" 1 would be glad to act as mediator,
if I could, but no man has the power i
to accomplish it. Mr. Johnson has ;
his policy and theories, from which ,
ho will never swerve; Congress is an j
unwieldy, unyielding body, following
too much the leadership of iuipruc- j
ticable men." Mr. Chase is full of j
faith and hope that all things will I
come ont well. He does not believe
that this war has boen fought, tho ?
country saved, and these millions |
made free, for the nation now to be
destroyed, or that God will permit
any of that great work tobe uudoue.
THE Donn EXPERIMENT TO IIB RE-j
TRIHI >. A State Government was in j
existence in Rhode Island, lt was
objectionable to tho people, because
poor white men were not allowed to
vote. The people of the State, with- i
out consent of tho ruling Govern- 1
ment, organized a now Government,
?ind elected Dorr Governor. Tho !
President (Tyler) recognized tia: old :
State Government, and tendered
United States troops to sustain it
iigainst Dorr. Dorr's Government
was crushed, and he convicted of
I reason, not against the United States.
I mt against the State. Thc radical
Republicans are now attempting to
re-enact the Dorr experiment in the
Southern States. They are maturing
i plan for the loyal negroes and |
whites in conjunction, to organize i
new State Governments in the several |
Southern States, and attempt to put ;
them into operation. If they do so,
Johnson will recognize the existing :
Governments use the anny to sustain
them, ?vc, as in the Rhode Island
.,tse. The point about this thing is, .
.hat thc Republicans are determined
:o keep the Union divided, and, in |
.arrying out the determination, will j
?robably revive civil war again.
lu this state of things debt will in-"
.lease, taxes grow, public credit de
dine, the industry and business of
he nation bo paralyzed, and what
hen? Tntlianopoli* Herald, 2ht ?it. ? \
31 or t gages and Conveyance*! of Real EM
tatc for sale at this office.
CASH.-Our terms for subscription, ad?
vertising and job work ure cash. We U> >\?
alt parties will bear this in mind. . *
We are highly gratified to learn, from an
official despatch received by C. J. Bollin
Esq., that the South Carolina Railroad han
been completed to Augusta, ami the trains
are running through.
Ta?.BuB!fiNo or COLUMBIA.--An inter?
esting account ot the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, ft. C.," han
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Pluenis steam power press. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
BOOK AND JOB PMMTINO. -The Plvae&ir
oflice is now fnlly supplied with cards,
colored and white paper, colored ink, wood
type, etc., and is now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
in the shortest possible time. Give ns a
SUSTAIN TBS PRESIDENT.-We suggest
that a public meeting of the citizens of
Columbia, the capital of the'first "rebel"
State, be held, to ratify hi? proclamation
and express their opinions commendatory
of his policy. We have no doubt the newly
elected Mayor will accede to the wishes of
the community. *
We are informed that a bold and daring
burglary was committed on Thursday nifht <?
last, in which Mr. J. J. Forde lost -a silver
watch. Thc thief entered the bed-room
through a window, and took the watch
from the nail on which il hung, within a
few steps of the unconscious ocenpants.
Look out, ye burglars ! One of yon may
get hort in following that business.
NEW ADVEHTTSEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, wh ich
are published this morning for the first
.T. G. Gibbes-Pianos for Bale.
J. S. Coles-Mules for Sale.
Mrs. Walter-Bonnets, Ac.
. A. R. Phillips-Auction.
8. C. Boylston-$50 Reward.
E. & G. D. Hope-Family Supplies.
We clip the following from the
Boston Post, of the 30th ultimo: -
Two gentlemen belonging to Maine
-one of them served in the loyal
army during the war, and has tra?
veled thousands of miles in the South
within a year-left home a radical
Abolitionist, he told ns; the other,
an intelligent citizen, who has re?
cently visited Virginia and North
Carolina,-called upon us, last week,
to express their surprise and gratifi?
cation at the state of public feeling
existing in the late Confederate
States. They affirm that they were
treated with perfect courtesy wher?
ever they went; found the principal
people they met-late officers and
soldiers in the Confederate army and
citizens-anxious for a perfect restor?
ation of the Union, and to sustain the
laws and Constitution of the country.
They generally admitted tlie great
error of the rebellion, and, consider^
ing their sufferings a sufficient retri?
bution for their revolt, thought for?
giveness and forgetfulness of the past
was the readiest way to the establish?
ment of domestic peace and harmony,
and the best security for the future.
The authority of ilie General Govern -
ment is acknowledged and enforced
tliroughout every State, and the citi?
zens of thc South are as zealous in
sustaining it as any portion of the
country. They promptly answer all
requirements in the payment of taxes
and in the performance of all duties
exacted, and while they faithfully
discharge all the obligations of citi?
zens, they think they should be
allowed all the privileges of citizens.
PUBLIC,LANDS IS TUE SOUTH.-Ac?
cording to an official report, there are
in Alabama 6,732,(149 acres of vacant
public lands; in Louisiana, 6,228,202
acres; in Florida, 1,932,796 acres; iu
Mississippi, 4,760,736 acres; and in
Arkansas, 9,228,013 acres.
Here are nearly 30,000,000 of acres
of vacant public lands, open to set?
tlement. We hope Congress will,
before it adjourns, pass a bill to fa?
cilitate the settlement of these lauds
by causing their survey in ?ina
parcels, and appointing convenient
I der the operation of the Home
stem Act, the, colored people of the
South can hnd a refuge on these
lands, if their condition is not made
tolerable by their white neighbors;
we hear enough to convince ns that
the blacks see already the importance
of such au opening for their inte?
rests. They desire to own land; they
fool that as land owners they will be
independent; and this spirit it is
wise to encourage. No doubt tho
greater number of them will always
continue to labor for others; but the
feeling that if they wish they can be?
come the owners of farms, will make
them more contented; and will act as
a check upon the employing class,
just as it does here in tlie North,
where, if capitalists should attempt a
combination to put down wages,
workmen would quickly remove to
the West, and take advanhige of the
Homestead Act.-Evening Post.
An exchange tells the following
rather tough yarn: "A family of
five persons resided upon a farm in
Perry, New Hampshire, for a period
of fifty-three years, during which
time there was neither a birth, deatl
nor marriage in the family, .neithe
ilid they during that time put'a lette
into the post office, take one
take a newspaper.''