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Tuesday Morning, April 17, 1866.
The Gleaner-A llontt .Toil? nul.
We issue this morning the first
rt*rj-niar number of tue largest weekly
paper in tho Southern States, and
containing more reading matter thau
?ny other journal in the South, in
the shape of editorials, news, litera?
ture, tales, sketches and poetry, mar?
ket!'' and agricultural information,
embraced in forty-eight columns of
solid readinq matter-no advertise
^ monts being published in Tm;
The design is - to make this largo
sheet what its name indicates, A. HOME
COMPANION, adapted to the tastes and
wants of every class of readers. It is
. gotten out at heavy expense, but the
proprietor looks with confidence to
- his remuneration in a widely-extended
subscription list. Especially ought
he to obtain this, as there is no in?
come to support this issue from ad?
vertising. He has struggled manfully
against all the obstacles he had to
contend With, until he has attained
that success which enables him to put
forth to the community three as good
papers-daily, tri-weekly and week?
ly-as ever was published in the
Capital of the State, and equal in all
respects to any papers of their class
in the South.
He does not say this in any boast?
ful spirit, but, believing that he can
confidently challenge comparison with
~ any other journal, he claims for THE
GLEANER a full share of support.
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he requests those who may read this
article to commend THB GLEANER tc
their friends and acquaintancef
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ter worthy of the support of the read?
ing public, and returning to its sub?
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scribe at once. We enter upon th?
?. publication of this family journal
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Thc Proclamation. Explained.
It seems that a conflict of opinioi
" Tvn regard to the affairs of the Freed
/men's Bureau has occurred in Geor
. gia. In response to a telegram sen
to Washington, the following was re
eeived from the War Department:
Washington, 1>. C., April 9, I860.
Brevet Maj. Gen. J. M. Brannan, Au
gusta, t?a. :
The Assistant Commissioner Bu
reau Refugees, Freedmen, Ax., fo
the State of Georgia, having inquire
whether the President's proclamation
removes martial law, and stated tba
the department commander does no
feel authorized to arrest parties wh
have committed outrages on fred
people or Union refugees, tho Seer?
tary of War, with the approval c
the President, directs me to inion
you that the President's proclamatio
does not remove martial law or opt
rate in any way upon the Freedmen
Bureau in the exercise of its legit
mate jurisdiction. It is not exp?
dient, however, to resort to militar
tribunals in any case where justit
can be attained through the niedini
of civil authority.
E. D. TOWNSEND, A. A. Ci.
This may only refer to cases corni u
within the scope of the jurisdictio
of the Freedmen's Bureau. If c
general application, it is difficult 1
reconcile it with the terms of the Pres
dent's proclamation, and is nt var
riauce with the recent decision of tl
Supreme Court of the United State
which released three men in Indian
after having been sentenced by
military commission. .The proclam
tion seemed, also, to have govern*
the military commission already n
tieed in our paper, while in Raleig
N, C., the commission over-ruled tl
plea put in against its jurisdictio
Things seem to be in a muddle ju
now, but time will bring an expias
AFFAIRS IN SOUTH CAROLINA.
special despatch from Washingti
gives the statements of Maj. Walk?
of the 5th United States Cavah
regular army, respecting the politic
- and social condition of South Care
na. Tho major, who served wi
distinction through the w ar, has ji
returned from that section of t
country, and gives a most encoun
ing account of these matters,
says the freedmen are everywh?
busily and peaceably at work, a
there seemed to be no signs of id
nesfl or discontent anywhere.
Hopeful Fln?r.eiaJ. Condition.
We take from th? Richmond Times
the following summary of an article
from the. ??ew " York ?n'ie?>endeuL,
?which, although very-poor authority
j in matters of religion' ami i*o?ities,
has'a capital financial nhd commercial
editor. It is the paper iu whioh Henry
Ward Beecher writes, and servos
-mammon far more usefully than it
does the causo of religion:
' ' It draws a most hopeful picture
of the financial condition of the coun?
try, and predicts a speedy fall in goldi
It declares that there is littl.. cause
for gold being at twenty-seven, and
by tho natural course of financial
events, gold ought to have dropped
suddenly doWn to ten per cent, as
soon as the war came to an end, and
it woi?d have done so, if it had not
been ' boosted up ' bj the combined
efforts of those who would have been
damaged by its fall. It is better, no
doubt, that the fall was gradual, as it
has been, aiid it is a great comfort to
kuow that it has now fallen so low
that no great harm can be done here?
after, let it fall the rest of tho dis?
tance as precipitately as it may.
There is less cause, now, for combi?
nation to keep np the premium on
gold than there was when it waa
higher, and, consequently, the fall
will be easier and more rapid. Any
one who 'bulls' gold now, who
hoards it for a further rise, or in any
way attempts to keep it at a premium,
deserves to suffer, and will receive no
sympathy for the losses which ranst
inevitably befall him. The country
! is now full of gold; it is pouring in
upon us in large streams, and only
leaving us in driblets. The export to
Europe has almost entirely ceased;
exchange is in our own favor; con?
siderable sums RV i brought here in
every steamer from the other side,
while we are sending enough cotton
across the Atlantic to keep the ba?
lance of trade still in our favor; and
while we are turning the tide in our
favor, our debt in Europe is not in?
creasing, but diminishing. Our bond?
ed warehouses are filled with Eu?
ropean goods, which have already
been paid for, and, under a falling
market, no fresh orders are sent out.
What, then., is to keep up the pre?
mium on gold? Not tho foreign de?
mand, for it is small now, and will be
less by-and-by. We do not need gold
for a currency; the people would not
have it, if it were offered them, to?
morrow, in exchange for their green?
backs. They know that what will
bring gold is as good as gold; and,
with the resumption of specie pay?
ments, to which we aro rapidly has?
tening, it will be considered a hard?
ship to be compelled to carry a pock
et-fnll of small change in the place of
the fractional currency, which has
been found so convenient for trans?
mission by mail, and for all the pur?
poses of daily traffic."
We fear that these bright pictures
of the financial condition of the
country are colored too highly hythe
radical journals. They probably arc
put out to convince the people that
the ruinous legislation now going ou
in Washington do not really affect
the great interests of tho country,
but as there are two sides to even
picture, there is another to this. Tin
public debt of the country reacher
nearly ?3,000,000,000, and there ar<
about 85,000,000 inhabitants, giving
to each inhabitant, while and black?
man, woman and child -about $8;
I per head to pay ort" this debt. Tin
wealth of the whole country, in 18C0
j is set down at ?16,000,000.0<H); but tin
I war at the South swept out, in tin
i emancipation of the slaves, ?3,000,
1000,000, and who can estimate the tom
; amount of wealth destroyed in thi
j section, in the shape of manufacto
I ries, houses, barns, crops, live stock
&c.? lt is estimated by good finan
I cial authorities, that the real wealt]
j of the country, in 18C5, was abou
j $10,000,000,000. With the nationn
j debt we have, besides the Stat
I debts, it may be asserted that we ar
the poorest country on the face of th
globe to-day. Nevertheless, wer
the political agitators, at Washington
to cease their warfare on tho Sont I
and admit her to full communio
with her co-States; were the Nort
to stretch forth her power, and aid i
i crushing out this mischievous fa?
I tion, ami were friendly, social, con
j mercial and political relations full
established between all section:
there ave resources enough, and wi]
ing, working hands sufficient to ri
lievo the eountry in due time fro:
her pecuniary obligations and bu
dens. Let tho Independent aid in a
complishing this, and it will reuse
on a surer basis, and build its the
ries on a firmer foundation.
The Times publishes the ^quarter
I statement of the National* Bank
! Charlotte. It says that, under tl
skillful management of its Preside]
and Cashier, this institution b
proved a decided success, and h
been of benefit to the commi.nitj'.
A girl thirteen years of age hi
been committed, in London, as i
The Baltimore <S?*n, gives us tue
following interesting notes of this
A very attractive feature of tho ex?
hibition is the copy of Marner's
splendid edition of La Sainte Bible,
in two large folio volumes, embel?
lished with 230 full page original
drawings, and an immense number of
vignettes, by Gustav Dore. The en?
gravings are by the most eminent
artists m Europe, aud were executed
ata cost of more than $75,000. The
work is of such a nature that it would
bo difficult to speak of it in terms
that would not appear overstrained.
As a work of art it stands unrivalled
in Europe, as a monument of the most
wonderful drawings that have ever
been executed. The engravings,
printing and paper are in keeping,
and the entire work is an example of
publishing enterprise that has lew, if
any, parallel?. The present copy is
an early impression, and the only one
iu Baltimore. It was seeured by
Mrs. Zenus Barnum, through the
kindness of Mr. John Murphy, who
imported it, at a cost of $1,000. This
benevolent lady has placed it on her
table, where it is for raffle, tho pro?
ceeds to be added to the fuir fund.
Whoever may be so fortunate as to
possess it will certainly be the owner
of one of the most, rare and magni?
ficent specimens of printing extant.
The elegant silver tea-service,
vain- ' at ?250, which was raffled at
Mrs. Vansant's table on Monday even?
ing, and wou by S. Teackle Wallis,
Esq., was yesterday re-donated to
the ladies of the tabie by that gentle?
man. It was at once set np for i*affle
again, and the chances nearly all
taken last night.
There have also been received three
piece-, of solid silver from a lady in
the South, valued at S100. From
General Lee's daughter, through Mrs.
Kernel, a beautifully embroidered
cushion, valued at ??30; from Mrs.
Lawrence, >f Newport, one lace hand?
kerchief, valued at $50.
Captai.i Bowers, of this city, yes?
terday, presented Miss Fanny Logs
den, at tables seven and eight, the
celebrated cane, know n as the "Her?
mitage stick." This cane is finely
mounted, and was cut by General
Jackson from tile Hermitage and pre?
sented by him to the late Daniel
Cameron, ut New Orleans, in 1824.
It is to be disposed of by vote, the
candidates being two distinguished
Mr. S. T. C. Brown has donated n
small farm of ten acres, near Soap?
stone Siding, in Carroll County, va?
lued at $1,000. Mrs. George Patter?
son has charge of this donation, and
designs disposing of it by raffle.
Mr. Thomas H. Holcomb, of New
Castle, Delaware, the celebrated stock
raiser, has sent to Mr. William
Crichton, one of the gentlemen mali?
ngers, a thorough-bred Devon cow,
valued at 8100, which will be dis?
posed of by raille.
Mrs. Elder received, yesterday,
through Mr. Charles P. Montague, n
black setter dog, the donation of a
gentleman in the Valley of Virginia.
The animal is perfectly black, and
said to be one of tho most valuable ol
his kind in the country. He is to h<
disposed of by rallie.
THE FENIANS.- The latest news w?
have from the Fenian movement, wi
find in despatches. to the August
Constitutionalist, of Sunday.
A british war steamer went to se:
suddenly, on the 12th, from Bastport.
It is reported that fifty of the ere-?
mutinied and were put in irons.
A fight occurred on thc 12th, ai
Calais, between a party of Britisl
soldiers, who had crossed over fron
.St. Stephens, and a number of Fe
nians. The former were driven bael
over thc river. No lives lost. Tin
citizens generally aided the Fenians
A despatch from Toronto, on Sa
tivrday, says that an ex-Coufederah
officer was arrested at Cornwall, ol
Friday, upon suspicion of his behn
a Fenian. His commission was foun<
upon him, and also a document fron
Gen. Sweeney givi? g him authority
to raise an army in Canada.
bate despatches state that there i
a difference among medical men ii
Halifax regarding thc disease oi
board the steamship England. Th
city medical officer reports it as pr?
bably a severe form o? ship fuvei
willi many ot' the prominent symj
tonis of cholera, lt amounts t?>
regular plague, hut is now decreasing
170 deaths have occurred.
Lide foreign advice? received stat
that the French envoy is reported t
have told the King of Prussia tin
Fiance considers peace a noeossit
for Europe, but, should war com?
she would not favor that powerwhic
REMOVAL, OK RESTRICTIONS ON Coi
MERCIAE CYPHERS. -The Secretary <
War has issued an order removing tl
restrictions on commercial cypher
This intelligence is of interest ar
importance in commercial circle?.
Several war vessels ar? preparii
for sea at Plymouth. It is report*
that they will go to the St. Lawrenc
PtotruEss MON KOK, April 7.-It bas
bean confidently whispered here, to?
day; that it is in contemplation to ef?
fect the removal from Itere to Bich
mond of Jefl'. Davis on a -writ ot habeas
corpus. It tho late proclamation of
the President will admit of such step
being taken, there can be no doubt of
the readiness of plenty to make the
effort. It isasserted that the Govern?
ment would throw no serions obstacle
in the way of accomplishing such a
resnlt. By this step, the Govern-,
ment, it is insisted, would lid itself
of a responsibility it is more anxious
than otherwise to get rid of, or, in
other words, become relieved'of the
care and custody offwhat has cornie to
be regarded as a - very considerable
elephant. Of oonrse, this is merest
rumor anti assertion, founded on be?
lief, having, possibly, no foundation
whatever in fact. A strong coloring,
however, is given to the rumor by the
arrival, this morning, of Dr. Craven,
former post surgeon, and, for mouths,
the well-known medical attendant and
adviser of Jeff. Davis. It will be re
membered that it was through Dr.
! Craven's influence Mr. Davis was al
j lowetl exercise, and through thia, and
I his removal from the damp and un
I wholesome casemate he had been, oc
i cupving to Carroll Hall, the saving of
! his life-to such a very low physical
i condition had he been reduced by his
close confinement and the treatment
j he had received-is generally and
freely accredited.^ lt is also known
i that since going from here Dr. Craven
! has spared no influence in his power
i to have Mr. Davis brought to trial, if
for no other reason, to bring his im?
prisonment to a close, already pro?
tracted nearly a year, and thereby not
only settle the vexed question as to
what shall be done with him, but un?
questionably prolong his life. Justice
requires it to be stated that, in taking
such an active course on Mr. Davis'
behalf. Dr. Craven has not been, and
is not, actuated by any sympathy for
the rebellion, or its acknowledged
head and front in the person of Mr.
Davis. His action has bren insti?
gated by motives of simple justice
and humanity toward his late distin?
guished patient. Wc shall soon see
what will come of it. lu the mean?
while, the great e\-rebel chieftain
himself continues on the even tenor
of his way, pretty much as for months
past. His obdurate will and intense
prill?- of character have borne him np
thus far; but there is an end to hu?
man endurance, and the words, "1
breathe and 1 can bear," of Byron,
, must merge into a poetic fiction. It
is becoming thus with Davis. An
ollicer told me, to-day, that li?: felt
sure he would not live the summer
out if kept in prison.
I Cor. -Ve.e York Herald.
Every radical, upon Iiis arrival
here, rushes to the White House wit!)
the inquiry, "Why don't yon try
Jei?. Davis and hang hiinV" Thc
President replies to these importuni?
ties that he is not a public execu?
tioner; that there are some ??Uof thc
accused, perhaps some of whom are
now in prison awaiting trial by order
of Congress or of the United Stated
courts. Take them, he says, and
hang them if you will, but you won't
make me your Jack Ketch. The
United States Supreme Court has
adjourned without making any at?
tempt to bring Mr. Davis or anybody
else to trial, though under thc Act
establishing the judicial system ol
the United States, the court has tht
power to order a special session ol
any circuit court at any time. Chid
Justice Chase cannot now object thal
Virginia is in a state of insurrection,
but he and other members of thc
court probably believe that Mr. Davis
will be acquitted of the ehurge o.
treason if tried in any Stato lately it
rebellion. Congress, no doubt, en
tertains the same opinion.
Congress is now about to be brough
by Mr. Raymond's resolution to j
decision upon this subject, and i
they refuse to take upon themselves
the responsibility of action in th
matter, it would not be surprising i
the President shoidd order that Jef
ferson Davis and his confederates b
paroled or dismissed Cains ar
taken, it will be seen, by the Presi
dent's friends to exonerate him fron
all tho blame of the delay in bringitij
Messrs. Davis, C. C. Clay and other
to a trial for treason.- IVashinalo
Correspondence Baltimore Sun.
The correspondent of the Tribun
''The House Judiciary Com mitte
have called on thc Bureau of Militar
Justice for information as to the tc:
timony against Jeff. Davis. Anion
that evidence, which is mainly eil
cumstautial, but of closely fittin
links, is an autograph letter of Dav
favoring the assassination of the Pn
sident, and written by him aft?
Booth bad informed him that tli
plan to kidnap the President had t
be abandoned as impracticable-. Tl
records of the secret service of tl
I Confederacy have also been procure
'. by Cen. L. C. Baker, and will thro
much light upon many of their inf
But the correspondent of the Ph
( iadelphia Ledr/er, usually reliabl
I and, we are sure, much better ai
thority in this instance, tells a dine
ent story. He says :
' The evidence which tho coxumi
tee appointed to-day are instruct*
j to procure from the Government, ai
! which is supposed to connect Dav
with the assassination plot, can 1
j given most speedily, as it is knov
that the Administration has no ei
dence of a reliable kind in it? posses?
sion. Such being tba case, the sub?
committee will make an/carly report
upon the subject, and there the mat?
ter will drop. As to the/inquiry re?
specting his trial for treason, asking
why he has not been tried. Congre?
haft the answer already."'
It may be well to remind the reader
that the "General L. C. Baker"
spoken of by tlie Tribune is the same
individual who was recently convicted
in a high court in "Washington city of
a crime which dooms him to con?
tempt, if not to infamy.
AN ENGLISH FroiTTVB ARRESTED
AND Saar BACK.-The new steamship
City of Paris, which arrived on the
2d instant, brought from Liverpool
among her passengers, Benjamin
Howard Wilkins, a native of Eng?
land, about thirty-eight years of age.
Prior to the arrival of the steamship,
the police authorities in New York
had received information that Wilkins !
was a confidential clerk in a bank at ?
Worcester, England, and had com
milted a .series of forgeries, by which ;
he bsd gained $25,000, and that ho
had endeavored to escape by taking
passage for America. \
Detective Farley, of the Metr?poli- .
tan force, was detailed by Capt. ?
Young to work up the case and effect |
the arrest of the alleged defaulter and '
forger, and he at once instituted j
inquiries. Learning by an exam i - !
nation of thc list of passengers on I
the City of Paris that Wilkins had
arrived in New York, the detective i
had no difficulty in tracing him to a
quiet boarding house in Brooklyn, I
and on proceeding thither experi?
enced no difficulty in securing his
prisoner. On being'arrested, Wilkins
confessed to having committed the
forgeries with which he was charged, .
and soon after he was handed over to
Detective Whitehouse, of the London
force, who had arrived in pursuit of !
the prisouor. The transfer was made
in accordance with the provision bf |
the Extradition Treaty.
Wilkins made no opposition to j
being sent back to England for trial, j
and he was placed on board the steam- j
ship Australasian by the London de- I
tective, and he is now on his way to j
Great Britain to await his trial for ;
forgery and defalcation, the steamer
having sailed yesterday afternoon j
from her dock in Jersey City.
As soon as he was comfortably I
domiciled-in Brooklyn, Wilkins wrote I
to his wife and family, requestiug '?.
them to come on and join him, and
it is supposed that before lie ar- ?
rives at Liverpool, his wife and chil?
dren will have set sail for this country.
Wilkins evidently had no suspicion
that he hail been so successfully
traced, and that he was on the eve of
being arrested. Detective Farley
deserves credit for the successful man?
ner in which he worked up the case.
[JVeic York Times, C/?.
A SINGULAR CASE.-Tn August,
1864, a man named Grady murdered i
Fergus Collins, at Elizabeth, New I
Jersey, and absconding, enlisted in
thc United States army. What fol?
lowed is thus related by a corres?
After the rendering of the inquest
verdict, the subject was left suspend?
Grady revived it; doing so from this
cause: Grady, while marching with
Sherman's column, when it was ope?
rating in the rear of Charleston, S.
C., became on a certain occasion en?
tangled in a morass, and finding him?
self gradually sinking, with the pros?
pect of speedily dying there-for he
L'ould not help himself out-he so?
lemnly vowed to God, if the same
would release him, that he would
make a clean breast of the circum?
stances attending tl ie Collins affair;
then, as if by God's directiou, a strag?
gler of a Massachusetts regiment ap?
proached him and helped him out. i
On arriving at Goldsboro, N. C., and
when the army was encamped there, !
he made a statement in regard to the
matter, in accordance with his vow,
which led to his arrest by the mili?
tary authorities. Thc usual legal
forms being gone through with, he
was handed over to the civil authori?
ties, and conveyed from Goldsboro,
N. C., io the Union County (New
Jersey) jail, and lately tried ou an
indictment for murder in the first de?
gree, and found guilty and sentenced
to be hung.
-.>- - -
DEATH WHILE UNDER THE INFLL
HNCE OF CHLOROFORM.-Mrs. Latetia
S. Lister, wife, of Thomas S. Lister,
whose residence is on Fourth street,
above German, went, in company
with a female acquaintance, yester?
day afternoon, to the rooms of Mr.
Slack, dentist, to have teeth extract?
ed. Being delicate, and fearful that
slit; would suffer much from the
operation, she requested Mr. S'ackto
administer chloroform, which he did
in a quantity, as he thought, suited
to the physical condition of the lady.
He was proceeding to extract the
teeth when the patient was observed
tobe in spasms. An effort was at
ouce made to restore her to conscious
ness, but though all proper means
were used, it was unsuccessful, and
she died in a few minutes.
I Philadelphia Ledger, HM.
The Government members of the
New Brunswick Parliament have ten?
dered their resignations. A member
of the opposition has been chosen by
the Governor to form a new Govern?
ment. He is expected to send in his
reply to th? resignations soon.
Mortgages and Conveyances Of Rea.] f>
t*te for Bale at thin office.
CASH.-Our tenus tor subscription, ad
vert ming and job work are Cash. We hope
all parties will bear this ici mind.
By reference to our advertising columns,
it will he seen that Dr. J. lt. Solomons io in
Columbia ou a ?hort professional vinh.
Persons wishing to consult him simal.i
apply at once.
TH ic BURNING OF COLUMBIA. -AH utter
esting account ot the "Sack ami Deatruc?
tion of the City of Columbia. 8. C.," ha?
just been issued, in pamphlet inna, from
thu Phoenix steam power pre??. Order?
can 1>? tilled to any extent.
BOOK ANO JOB PmaiCio. The Phoenix
office is now fully supplied with carda,
colored aud whit? paper, colored ink, wood
type, etc., and ia now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of l>ook aud joh printing
in the shortest possible time, ?ive us a
Cloon SEASONS. -With the change of tho
moon, yesterday morning, we had a tine
succession of showers, which will bc o
great importance, not only to our garden?
in the city. *?ut to our farming frionds in
the country. The prospecta, so far, aro
good, the cold spell having indicted little
or un damage to fruit or growing planta.
To THE BENEVOLENT.- Mrs. Sidneys.
Brown, of Georgia, wlm, for three year?,
served as a voluntary nurse in the ho%pi
tals of the late Confederate army, and who
had two sons in a South Carolina regiment
and two in a Georgia regiment, is now ni
this city, seeking pecuniary aid to at art
her in business. Mrs. li. lost ull abe pos?
sessed hy the war, and three of ber sons
were disabled in battle. She brings high
recommendations from ex-Governor Brown
and many other prominent men of Georgia*
Any contributions for her assistance, left
at thia oftiee', will he gratefully received.
Sbe is stopping at Nickerson's Hotel.
PuienNEK KIM.rn. -A man hy the name
nf Morrie, nuder the charge of counter?
feiting United States money, was kille,f*on_
Sunday evening hy the guard who had bim
in custody. While in charge of thu guard,
he attempted to escape, when the soldier
ou duty shot at bim, but missed his aim,
when, coming up to his prisoner, he asked
him to surrender, which he answered by an
offensive oath, and probably made resist?
ance to his recapture. The Moldier then
inflicted a bayonet wound, causing hi?
death. A coroner's inquest was hold yes?
terday morning, and we learn that the
verdict was that tho deceased came to his
death by a bayonet wound indicted by Pri?
vate Doran, while in thc discharge* of his
duty aa guard of the prisoner.
NEW ADVEETISCXENTS. -Attentiou is call?
ed to the. following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
Kav, Veal 4. Howetson- Dissolution.
T. C. Veal - Architect, Ac.
l'arker A Fripp-Soap.
Dr. J. B. Solomons-Dentistry.
D. B. Miller-House to Bent.'
G. Eilhardt-Boots, Shoes, Ac.
Great Bargain in Jewelry, Ac.
GEN. GRANT AND THE PRESIDENT.
The special Washington correspond?
ant of the Chicago Times has the
following in reference to the relationr
between the President and General
A writer in the Chicago Tribune,
liter taking it for granted that the
x>up d'etat will be attempted, consoles
himself with the belief that General
Girant will be found on tho side of
Congress and against the President.
He is very much mistaken. General
Girant, always wisely reticent on po?
litical subjects, ia more reticent thau
iver just now; but ho hos said enough
ivithin two weeks to convince all who
neard him that he is the fast and firm
friend and adviser of tho President,
iud that his only complaint on this
score is that the President "has not
jone far enough. " The radicals have
mudo desperate efforts to convert the
Lieuteunnt-General, but they have
Washburne has pledged to him tho
next Presidency, though it was diffi?
cult to find out by whom he was au?
thorized todo so; but it hos hod no
effect. General tirant lias done too
much for the cause of the Union to
be alienated by a party of Northern
ilisunionists from the sympathy with
% man who is honestly and sincerely
endeavoring to give to the country
tho fruits of the victories of Gettys?
burg, Vicksburg and Richmond.
I repeat that I am very confident
the President has never entertained
the idea of using force to interrupt
the revolutionary proceedings of the
thirty-niuth Congress, but they aie
greatly mistaken who believe that
Genend Grant eithe: sides with Con?
gress or is an indifferent spectator of
the exciting scenes now being enacted
here. He and all his stafl' are to-day
the warmest frionds that Andrew
Johnson has got in the United States,
and nothing has been done so far by
the President, nor in all likelihood
will be done iu the future, that has
not and will not meet the hearty ap
proval of the Lieutenant-General.
We understand that Gen. Braxton
Bragg is living ona farm in Alabama,
acting as agent for another person,
and that he has lost all he owned be
fore the war. Whatever may have
been the prejudices against him iu
tlio past, all true Southern meu and
women must sympathize with Gen.
Bragg in his present misfortunes.