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Saturday Morning, April li, 1366,
The Conflict at Washingtub. ?6
The contest at Washington bet ween
' the Executive and Congress presents
one of the most important issues
ever presented to the people of this
country, and the crisis, which is
rapidly approaching, is looked for
.with intense anxiety hy all who feel
an interest, in tho perpetuity of the
In this fierce contest, the people of
the United States, as a mass, are on
the side of the Executive, simply be
- cause he has taken the Constitution
88 his ?-aide, and manfully, thus far,
has resisted the fierce onslaughts of
its assailants. But the dominant fac?
tion in Congress have succeeded in
passing over his veto their most radi?
cal measure. True, but it now be?
comes a question whether the Presi?
dent will regard the majority which
i passed this bill as the constitutional
*-majojrity of the Congress proper. He
has been persistent, and on many
occasions luis so expressed himself,
that the Senators and members elect
from the Southern States are entitled
to their seats in the National Legisla?
ture. In his recent proclamation, he
has restored the States which these
men represent, and by this important
promulgation not only endorses by
action his expressed opinions, but
fortifies himself for a line of future
action, which, addressing to his
policy, he may think proper to
The line of action we allude to is
even taken by the radicals into their
calculations. One of the ablest
writers for the Northern papers is
George Wilkes, who, as it is stated,
having access to the interior circles
of the extremists, has the opportuni?
ty of knowing their temper and pur?
pose. In the last issue of his paper,
after enumerating the several acts of
the President in opposition to the
radicals, and charging him with hav?
ing deserted his colors, he adds:
KL J'Mr. Johnson having thus polit?
L caDy changed front, it must not be
supposed he will remain idle at the
head of his new army. On the con
r trary, it must be expected that he
[will advance in his campaign, at the
?first favorable opportunity; and we
rs?ppose that opportunity will come
I when Congress shall have adjourned,
I and when Texas shall -have elected
rRepresentatives under her new Con?
L "It is supposed that the President
[ will avail himself of the latter event
^ to officially proclaim that peace is re
t stored throughout the land; and that
following it np, he will then formally
summons the Representatives and
. Senators of all the States tb meet at
I Washington in extra session. The
^present majority of the two houses,
. which will then be in minority, will,
t of course, dispute the right of the
[ Representatives and Senators of the
I eleven un-admitted States to meet
I with them in council; whereupon, it
I is expected that the President will
? recognize the new majority as the
I true Congress of the United States,
\ and assign to them the official chain -
bera of the Capitol
? "The then minority, deprived of a
President? deprived too of their sta
ft&torylorums and even of Presiden?
tial recognition, will perforce be
driven to convene apart, in some
tmofficial place. Assuming, never?
theless, BtUl to be the true and only
^Congress, and as such to have ma?
jority enough within itself to be in?
dependent oi the Presidential veto or
I approval, it will go on with its legis
L lation, and endeavor to establish its
Lututhority under the auspices of the
. Supreme Court. Here will be two
separate, distinct and rival Govern?
ments in operation ; not divided be?
tween the sections, as was projected
L by the overthrown rebellion, but an
*"grily confronting one another within
j the narrow circle of the Capitol."
i Whether this will be the future
R policy of the President in completing
phis work of restoration, is not yet de -
f veloped; but tho writer we have
^<?noted, in speaking of referring this
difficulty to the Supreme Court, seems
to have forgotten that this depart?
ment of the Government has reoog
. niz?d the Southern States as mem?
ber? of tho Union. During the war,
"""even, they tried eases from Florida
and Louisiana, and have retained
about seventy cases from the South?
ern States, which, we believe, were
(assigned for a hearing at its next
term. Thus tho judicial is in full
accord with the Executive depart?
ment jf the Government, in recog?
nizing the late seceded States as
Stabs of the Union. It is, therefore,
ole/r that it is Congress, and not the
Plaident, that is usurping the whole
?Fwers of the Government.
Taking into consideration, there
re,'the situation of affairs at the
present juncture, and the firmness
and consistency hitherto manifested,
by the ^Preaideni/ wc come to the con?
clusion that the contest has reached
that point at which he will tako his
final stand iu defenoej pf tfce Consta,
tntion. Tlie civil right? bill Ira* been
passed over his veto since his procla?
mation restoring the Southern States
to the Union was issned; therefore,
as he thus regards them, and as the
other co-ordinate branch of the Go?
vernment so regards thom, he may
well feel justified in taking the ground
that the men who now meet dairy in
the Capitol do not form the Congress
contemplated by the Constitution;
that its two-thirds- majority is not
the constitutional majority required
to pass a bill over his veto; and that,
therefore, this so-called "civil rights"
bill luis not been constitutionally
passed, and that, therefore, he will
decline to execute it.
But, whether he takes this precise
ground or not, we believe he will sue
ceod. We still have faith in the tri?
umph of right and justice. The
hearts of the true, the patriotic and
the good throughout the land are
I with him in this contest with bad
j meir, and all the lessons of history
teach us that, in every conflict sinii
! lar to that which is now progressing
I in Washington, the Executive wai
crowned with success; and while th<
people watches, with deep and pain
ful anxiety, the issue of this conflict
they will pray for the success of thei;
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The Richmond Dispatch is credibl;
informed that, after the civil right
bill pased the Senate, a knot of grav
Senator? assembled in a room in th
Capitol, and, imbibing pretty freel;
of champagne, sang a number c
songs of peculiar sentiments indies
tive of their own. Among then:
I "John Brown's body lies moulderin
in the grave, bnt his soul is sti
marching on," and "Rally round th
flag, boys, rally once again," &<
They are said to have had a jolly tim?
i and to have nearly lifted the roof <
the Capitol with their shouts. Th
second instance was that of the pa
sage of tlie civil rights bill over tb
veto in the House, when prolonge
cheers so disturbed its proceeding
that an adjournment was render?
necessary. It is probable that tl
overjoyed sought the means of vent
lating then; spirits in imitation of tl
grave and reverend seigniors, ai
that champagne and songs were aga
freely employed for this purpos
These demonstrations in the Capit
of the nation, by the Representative
are perhaps unprecedented, and she
with what bitter animosities th?
minds have become imbued in tl
contest with the Executive.
The correspondent of the Bait into
Sun relates the following:
This afternoon, a committee
colored women appeared at the j
ception rooms of the Senate, load
with hoquets ol' choice flowers, i
tended as an offering of gratitudo
the Senators who voted on Friday j
the passage of the civil rights b
To each boquet" was attached t
name of the Senator for whom it v
designed. They were brought in
the pages and placed on the des
Mr. Trumbull, being the father
the bill, came in for a larger share
gratitude, and received a beauti
ornamented basket, filled with 1
rarest exotics. The Senators w
voted against the bill looked rat]
enviously on the fragrant boquete
their more fortunate compeers. O
however, by mistake, no doubt, T
?laced on the desk of Mr. Gan
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SALE OF CHURCH PROPERTY.-'
learn from the Charleston Cow
that, on the 10th inst., the prope
of the Wentworth street Bap
Church, in that city, was sohl to
Methodist Episcopal Church, to
held by local trustees, for the
and occupancy of the ministry ;
membership of that church for Dh
worship. The sum asked and pron
ly paid was $20,000 in gold coin. '
whole transaction, of sale and ]
chase, has apparently been with i
regards for the interaste of the
lored people, who, wo learn, mc
compose the membership of
The garrison at Yorkville has 1
relieved and ordered to rendez'
. at Charleston. Thin removal
i troops from the interior, though
expressly so stated, is presume*
i be in consequence ?>f the Presidt
Why is a husband like a Missi
Ei steamboat? Because he n
nows when he may get a blowin*
R?*torsitlott of Civil U?k-x,
The firsvt intubation ^^lie eOUSk of
the late proclamation comte, fr?n}
ljchm%l!^ P. C. Westcott, arrested
bj the military authorities^ ??' the
charge of complicity in defrauding,
ami broug?'T before the military com?
mission for trial, was, last Friday, ev
motion., o ? his counsel,, tmd?r a plea
to their jurisdiction, turned over le?
the civil authorities. On Saturday,
the com mission adjourned sine die,
and all cases uot already disposed of
have beeu turned over to the civil
It is idle'tor the radical disunion
'organs now to urge and aver that
the President's proclamation is
merely an expression of opinion
aud meaningless, for, besides the
above information, we notice that
the Army ami Nary Journal, the
able and enlightened organ of the
military and naval service, admits
I the correctness ol' the interpretation
I which we have placed upon th e Pre?
sident's proclamation, lt states that
I when the commander-in-chief of the
j army and navy issues such a procla?
mation, "he formally abdicates the
j 'war power' by which he has govern?
ed the South during the past year.
He pronounces thc condition of that
section so renovated, its rights and
privileges so resuscitated, tliat hence?
forth there is no place for military
Ou the other nand, wc see it stated,
on the trial of Major Gee, at Raleigh,
the same plea as to jurisdiction was
submited, but the commission over?
ruled the objections and the trial pro?
WHAT THE FENIANS DEMAND OF THE
UNITED STATES GOVEKNMENT.-There
is an aspect of this Fenian question
which has a peculiar interest for
political aspirants in the United
States. The Fenian? demand strict
neutrality. They require that the
Government shall oppose the equip?
ment and sailing of privateers with
precisely the same alacrity shown by
England in the fitting out and de?
parture of tho Alabama,' Florida,
Georgia, Shenandoah and other ves?
sels from her ports. They ask noth?
ing more; they will be satisfied with
no less. If that is denied them, they
will vote for men and measures thal
will yield them; and no public man
may hope fora re-election in any city,
district or State, in which the Irish
^vote holds the balance of power, wht
advocates for Great Britain and tin
United States, in the Fenian struggle
a different kind of neutrality. -Pilot
The New York Tribune, mention:
an act of diabolical inhumanity
recently perpetrated by Secretary o:
War, Stanton. He has required poo
Gen. Banks to prepare official re
ports of his battles with "Stonewal
Jackson" in the Valley of Virginia
If the Inquisition is ever establishei
in this country, we bespeak the pos
of chief torturer for Stanton.
Just think of the cold-bloode<
cruelty of forcing Banks to tell a
this late day the tale of his disaster*
forcing him to tear open those ol
wounds which were just beginning t
heal. We shall next have an onie
from the barbarous Secretary of Wai
soliciting additional information froi
the bottled Butler as to tho glories c
Big Bethel, Bermuda Hundreds an
the fire ship.- Richmond Times.
The Monroe (La.) Telegraph aaj
1 that recently a couple of gentleme
! living on Bouf Uiver, were out hun
ing hogs, when becoming tired, thc
I dismounted, and hitching their horse
I lay down to sleep near an old tree c
fire. Eight days after this a neig]
bor was hunting in the vicinity, whe:
attracted by the barking of a do|
which would come to no calls, 1
went to the spot where the men li
down, ami found that the tree lu
fallen across the head of one, ai
across the chest of the other. One
the horses had broken loo.se>, tl
other was still standing where, eig
days before, he had been tied. Oi
of the gentlemen, a Mr. Day, leav
a wife and six children in distress?
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THE SPIUSO BONNET. - Che N<
York Post says there is great act i vi
among the milliners in that city, wi
are engaged in fabricating the n<
spring bonnets. The editor says t
new fashions uro queer, and the lu
themselves, which appear with t
Easter festival, are "not much
speak of," being so small as to
almost invisible on the head, and
fording no protection whatever to t
wearer-but light as they are th
cost heavily, and as "fashion" d
tates that they shall be worn, ther<
no more to be said. Prices rar
from twenty-five to forty and ti
dollars. onJ til the fashionable muk
are driven with work.
ADMIRABLE JOKE OF THE PUE SIDE
John Happy, of the Nashville ll
uer, when applying for a pardon, A
asked hy the President what posit:
he held in the war. to which he
plied, "aquartermaster." The Cl
Magistrate chuckled and siuil
"My ancient and venerublo frien
he said, "if yon think your dept
ment of the rebellion endangered
Union cause, your simplicity is a r
don in itself."
?:-*tto'teUo$iii? miracle from the
special correspoadr-nce of the Peters-*
burg; ?nd? gires us more definite
details of the progress of the fair
than we f?nd in other exchanges.
It will he seen that fanaticism cannot
even spare this benevolent enterprise :
BALTIMOEK, April 7,1866.
DEAS IKDEX : This evening closes
the first week of the great exhibition,
and its success is a fixed fact. I have
not undertaken any record of the ar?
ticles or names of the managers and
contributors, because the city papers
contain fuller reports on these points
than I could possibly gather, and my
attention has been directed to the
noting of matters of interest coming
under my observation, which win
probably escape the notice of the re?
sident reporters in their search for
There has been, since my last, no
decrease in attendance on the fair,
tho interest or rather enthusiasm of
the citizens shows no sign of abate?
ment, and every train from the South
comes loaded with visitors. On each
successive night, the assemblage has
been larger and more brilliant. Dress?
ing is camed to a perfection here not ?
dreamed of in our section, and the
elaborate specimens of the latest
styles in fashion are to be seen lending
to and borrowing adorn ment from the
beautiful women and handsome men
who throng the halls. Here, by the
way, let mc inform our cockade ex?
quisites that they are behind the
times in two very prominent points
of costume-tall silk beavers are the
universal hats of the fashionables
here, and single-breasted frocks are
the things for full dress, a coat other?
wise cut being a rarity only seen j
upon the back of some visiting and !
simply clad Southerner.
Last evening, in addition to the ?
usual attractions at the Institute, a j
grand concert was given hy a fine
amateur band, composed of the most
accomplished musicians of Baltimore.
The music was admirable, well se?
lected and beautifully executed- as
fine as 1 have ever heard from the
best professional orchestras.
The receipts were greatly increased
yesterday, . and the talk of the day
was the donation hy Mr. Willans of
the sum of ?25,0(H) towards the object j
of tlie fair. He first sent the ladies a
blank check to be filled up at their
emu discretion, but their delicacy
refusing to name the amount of his
donation, he filled it up for the abqve j
magnificent sum, and returned it,
with a request that if they needed
more, the Executive Committee
should draw upon him.
The list of subscribers of $1,000
each., which I reported was being
made up, is said this morning to be
nearly completed. It is very hard
to form any approximate idea of the
receipts so far, aa there are so many
agents-the statements made vary
from two to four hundred thousand j
dollars. The noble generosity of |
these people is beyond praise, and
yet, to the eyes of radicalism, not
even charity covereth the sin of sus?
The following extract is from Fri?
day's Baltimore American;
"We do not find among the list of
managers of the fair the name of a j
single loyal lady, nor among the gen?
tlemen managers and promoters any
of those who took au active pari in
furnishing funds for the Sanitary
Commission, which dispensed its
blessings alike to the sick and wound
ed of the Union as well as the rebel
army. On the contrary, we find that
the great mass of those who have
taken part in it have been, and still
are, active and persistent in the sen?
timent of disloyalty. At a lecture
given iu aid of it, the name of Stone?
wall Jackson was greeted with im?
mense applause; Mosby, the guerilla,
was surrounded and complimented ; a
song of "Wearing the Grey" was
enthusiastically encored; the Ameri?
can flag hissed, and the "Stars and
Bars" applauded to tho echo. Tab?
leaux have also been presented insult- j
ing to the Government and tho loyal
people. We hope that the Southern
fair may raise half a million of
money for the relief of the Southern
people, and that all Southern sympa?
thizers may spend their money freely
and contribute largely to its treasury.
They owe these deluded and stricken
people much aid and sympathy in
their present forlorn condition. They
countenanced, encouraged and urged
them to enter upon their career of
treason, ami should give freely to
We are assured by persons residing
here that there is not one word of
truth in these statements, although it
may be pretty safely stuteil that none
ol* the managers or participants are
The I'resilient hu* approve?! and
signed the bill for the more effectual
punishment of certain cl imes against
the United States, it pronounces tho
uttering of counterfeit bonds, gua?
rantees, securities, Ac., for the pur?
pose of defrauding the Government,
a felony, and punishable with ten
years imprisonment and hard labor,
or a fine of one thousand dollars, or
both. The bills providing compen?
sation for the loss of the effects of a
naval officer at sea, and transferring
tho custody of the Smithsonian Li?
brary to the library of Congress, were
also approved and signed.
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During the month of March, 4,935
applications for pensions were re?
ceived and granted, ami 502 rejected.
jjWjgi minin 111 ii ii[ i. j. ."a
The cir ii rights law, which is about to
tak* effect, will, as lawyers goncrmjlr ?tate,
execute itself, through the Federalconrts,
in like manner with thc fugitive slave Itv.
The President will lmve notbing *o do with
its execution, except-in tho appointment of
United States District Judges. Some of
these ?rc already appointed ; others will be
I in tho course of the year. Thc judges will
I appoint their aida, and will see that ther
i do not appoint improper persons. The Pre?
sident must take care that be does not se?
lect men for judges who would abuso i heir
power to ejaculate, like United States cot?
ton agents, upon the necessities or appre?
hensions of thc citizens of thc States where
the law is to be executed.
The first section of the law goes into ef?
fect at once, declaring who are citizens of
tho United States. This law will remain in
force, of course, until it is either repealed
or pronounced by tie United States Su?
preme Court to be unconstitutional, neither
of which contingencies are likely to rise
verv soon. However, the case will be made
in indiana or Illinois under their State
laws, which prohibit ibo immigration ol
negroes into those States, or their resi?
dence there. Hut these State laws will, no
doubt, be so modified as tn comply with
the Federal law.
A serious conflict of jurisdiction has oc?
curred bet wren the State conrtx of South
Carolina and the military jurisdiction, un?
der (lensral Sickle?. The court ? havo sen?
tenced white men, couvicted of larceny, to
be punished with stripes, under the old
criminal code of South Caroona. General
Sickles forbade the execution of the sen?
tence, for the reason that it was abhorrent
to the ideas of philanthropy and usages ol
modem civilization. The 'Circuit Court*
of the State have, therefore, it appears,
declined to try criminals at all. The Pre?
sident is apu?aled to by the Stale authori?
ties to countermand General Sickles'order.
Mr. Stephen Powers, correspondent ol
the Cincinnati Commercial, was before thi
Reconstruction Committee, to-day, and tes?
tified at length respecting Florida, Lou?
isiana and Texas. He takes a bopefa
view. In the case of a foreign war, th?
enemy, he thinks, would not get 10,000 re
emita from the South, unless an arrav in
vaded that section.
The people are geuerallv in favor of pal?
ing the rebel debt, but will ofter very ht tit
reni?t ance to the collection of the nat iona
taxes. The Freedmen's Hnrean has bcei
necessary, amt ?till is, though, after th
next Christina* holidays, when the con
tract* for the coming year ?rc made, it wi!
not be needed anywhere.
The negroes have purchased weapons
and are rapidly learning to take care r
themselves. Some of the bureau officer
have heen incompetent, and speculated o
it and made the institution a by-word. Th
people are more loyal than they were s
the end of the war. The noise of new?
papers and politicians is onlv the naturi
reaction from the terror of defeat, and th
apprehension of punishment.
[ Cor. Ballimore Sun.
The. Supreme Court having adjournei
trials hy court martial having been abai
doned, and there being no present prob)
bility of convicting Davis before a eil
court, the President, it is freely rumore?
ha? about concluded to order bis release o
parole. Mr. Stephens is reported to bal
expressed the conviction that he would 1
"released," and as Mr. S. has just held
long interview with the President, it is n<
unlikely but what he is foreshadowing tl
In this connection, I will say that a mo:
important argument, covering eighty prin
ed pages, has hoon received by the Pres
dent from landon, in which are set fort
thc reasons why Davitt cannot be convictc
iu any court of the crime of treason. Tl
ground gone over dates from fhe found
tion of the Government-in eludes tl
"rights ot' thc States," a? then unde
stood -the action of New York, Penneylv
nia, Virginia, Massachusetts, and* tl
States, bi accepting the Constitution, ar
the opinions of Washington, Fisher. Ame
Hamilton, Webster, Ellsworth, Rufus Kin,
Davie, Spencer, Madison, -Jay, Kandolp
Franklin, Tench Cox, James Wilson, ai
Chief Justice McKean of Pennsylvani
The purport of the opinions of these ho
ored dead, as showing tbe sovereignty
thc St lites, and which the barrister w]
sends to the President the argument giv
in detail, may bc summed up m the rema
of Wilson in the Peunsylvauia Conven??
' Upon the existence of the Staf?Gover
?nents depends tho existence of the Fed
ral plan. Tho supreme, absolute and u
controllable power is in the people befo
they make a Constitution, and remains
them after it is made. * * ? My po
tion is, that thc absolnte sovereignty nev
goes from the people."
Wado's proposition to the effect that
moneys bc paid ont on account of the Pai
Exposition until France has withdrawn li
troops from Mexico, cannot pass in eith
The question of a general amnesty h
been before tho Cahinet once, bnt wa? c
posed by all -so says report-save ?
Seward. Should the President, therefoi
conclude to issue a proclam?t ion looki
to that end, he will hive to do it prei
much on his own responsibUity.
[dor. Philadelphia Ledger
Not long ago, a board of officers, c<
sisting of Generals Sherman, Thom.
Meade and Sheridan, waa convened at
Liouis, for the purpose of examining I
military record of services of each a
every regular officer recommended for
appfying to be made a general officer
brevet. In establishing a standard
which to judge of the merits of each ca
tho hoard decided that gallant conduct
tho field, in face of the enemy, should
the standard of honorable reward. By t
measurement, a list was made out anils<
to Washington for the approval of Cen*
Cirant anil the President, who confers
appointments. When Secretary Stan
found that the lioard had ignored
claims of his easy-chair generals, bie%
ted by himself for faithful clerical di
I in Washington during the entire war,
quietly sent their names to the Sem
and, taking advantage of tho second v
excitement, rushed them through
Military Committee and had them c
firmed. Thc trick has excited a great i
of indignation among those regular oftic
who fought in the field all through
war, and whose claims for reward w
endorsed l>v the renowned warriors \
composed the hoard of examiners. M
of these meritorious officors are now in
city, and propose to scenro from the
nate, if possible, reconsideration of tl:
brevet confirmations, in order that jus
may he done. Many of the Secreta
pets who havo been brevetted generals
us low in rank as major, and this pduu.
brevets throe deep increases the indi
lion among the fighting regulars of
i war.- Washington Cor. Nen; Vor!.- lier
The. Chicago Post denies the ext
sivcly circulated report to'he cf
that labor was in great demand in
West, lt says that hundreds of p
laborers have been sent on wild-gc
chases to the Upper Missouri fi
St. Louis and Chicago. The int*
gence offices are at the bottom of
The Empress Eugenie will be
I the shady side of forty after May
Mortgage*) and Conveyances of Heal Es?
tate fc-r sale at this oftice.
GASS.-Ow ternis fof subscription, ad?
vertising ant) job work are cash. We hope
all parties wili bear this "tu mind.
THK BUBXKO or Cui.i'jiiiu.-An inter?
esting account ot thc "Sack and .Desirae
tion of the City of Ooinrnbia, K. C.," has
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix steam power press. Orders
can be filled to any extent.
BOOK AMO Jost PR?STINO.-Tb? , i's-air
office is now folly supplied with cards,
colored and white paper, Colored ink, wtu;d
type, etc., and is now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
vii the shortest possible time. Give as a
STr.AWBKBiUKs.-Only think Of it! Hr.
George Lever presented us with a basket
of fine strawberries, yesterday morning.
Mr. L.'s farm is on the corner of Oreen and
Ciadsden streets, (near the ruins of the
South Carolina Bailroad shops.) where
j lovers of this delicious fruit can be made
! happy. _
I A HOME COXPAXION.-The proprietor of
I the ?ohtnibia Pfurtiix will, on the 18th In
! staut, commence the regular publication
j or the Weekly <ileaner-a mammoth
I paper containing furty-eiyht columns of
reading matter, embracing tales, anec?
dotes, poetry, editorials, correspondence,
. telegrams and news matter generally,
j The Gleaner is published for the accom?
modation of those persons residing in re
I mote sections, accessible by mail only once
: a week, and at the same time to provide
an agreeable pastime fur readers of all
classes. The gist of the reading matter
contained iu thc Daily and Tri-Weekly
Pluenir, will bo published in its columns.
The paper is furnished to subscribers at
il per annum: fl for three months.- For?
ward your subscriptions at once.
CITY AFFAIRS. Aa our new Council have
got fairly to work, we trust that they will,
through tho proper committees, take
prompt measures to have one or two evils
promptly corrected. The Chairman of the
Committee ou Streets has already gone
vigorously Lo work in cleaning up the
str?eis, and removing nuisances therefrom.
We now take the liberty of suggesting th?
filling or covering up of those pit-falls for
man and beast, the empty weBs on vacant
and unenclosed lots through which foot?
paths for short cuts have been made by
constant traveling. Several valuable ani?
mals have already been lost in these dan?
gerous traps, and one or two accidents to
citizens. Of course, the owners of these
lots ought lo bear the expense.
The olher matter to which we would now
refer is the standing of chimneys, house
corners, lc, which any gale or high breeze
of wind may npset any day, with great
danger to life. "A new broom sweep?
clean." and we trust the new Council will
show that they deserved the suffrages of
their fellow-citizens. There are olher mat?
ters to which we will call the attention of
the Council hereafter.
N KW AnvxnTisaaocarrs. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
aro published this morning for the first
John Hair-?50 Reward.
J. P. Southern-To Bond-holders.
G. A C. B. B.-Annual Meeting.
Hanahan A Warley-Cheese, ic.
Organization of Sons of Temperance.
Joe. Qruber-Water Notice.
A MISTAKE.-Albert True Lansing,
editor;of the Bowling Green Aurora
Borealis, thinks Mr. John Wilstach
made a trifling mistake in Bending
him one of his emigration circulars,
and goes off in the following effulgent
strain of auroral indignation:
We are no agriculturalist-we don't
own no farms; those business don't
suit us. We are no cerelurium-it
ain't our forte. We are no animal
propagatist- h?r ist we are not-as a
co wist, we make no pretensions-aa a
sheepist, we claim no honors-but as.
as a hogist we may be permitted to
take a few in ours, but not enough to
warrant John Emigration, Esq., in
circulating ns an agriculturist.
THE SHOE BVSINESS.-We under?
stand that the shoe business, which
has been extensively carried on at
Natick, is now at a decided stand?
still, and a large number of journey?
men have been discharged. There is
no present sale for the heavy stock of
manufactured goods on hand; but a
better state of affairs is anticipated
in the fall. A similar stagnation ex?
ists in the other large shoe towns of
tho State.-Boston Traveller, 40i.
j It is stated that Mr. S. N. Pike,
j proprietor of the opera house re
! cently destroyed by fire in Cincin
! nati, will not rebuild his opera house
! in that city, but will erect one in New
j York. Ho expects to commence
j building about the first of May, and
proposes to finish it so as to open in
I September next
I The London Times, of the 30th,
says: "There is too much reason to
fear that the peace of Europe is about
to l>e broken by one of the least just
and necessary wars of moder j tunes,"
'between Austria and Prussia.) The
rimes heartily trusts that England
may hold aloof.
Gen. Howard of the Freedmen's
Bnrcau, denies the statement that he
read to President Johnson the freed?
men's bill, and received his approval
of it, though lie afterwards vetoed it
The Galveston Neats complains
"that on one sheet of foolscap could
be written" all that has been done by
the Texas Convention since its or?