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Wednesday Morning, May 23,1886.
Honoring our Gallant Dead.
It is known to our readers, that on j
the 26th April the ladies of the South
determined to do honor to the dead
Confederate soldiers, buried at dif-|
feront f>oints throughout the South,
by decorating their graves with gar?
lands of flowers. The New York
News very justly says:
"There scarcely can be conceived
a more touching spectacle than this.
These women, orphaned of their
treasures-for -where is there, at the
South, a woman who has not been
called on to sacrifice to country a
father, or brother, or husband, or
son?--decking, with tear-bedewed
wreaths, the humble tombs of the la?
mented dead; this quiet, unostenta?
tious sorrow, these tender regrets,
this homage of a whole people to the I
memory of those whose gallantry,
lofty patriotism and heroic devotion
posterity will embalm in song and j
story, make np a picture that no one
with a spark of generous feeling can j
contemplate without emotions of j
sympathy and tender pity.
"But there are people who have so
Little heart, and the motives for
whose actions are so thoroughly
gross and sordid, that the possibility
of an act being suggested by any
motive but self-interest never occurs
to them. Such people have neither
sense enough to see, nor feeling
enough to understand, that the right
or the wrong of the cause for which
the Confederates fought and died has ?
nothing whatever to do with the sen?
timent that prompted the women of
the South to decorate the graves of
their dead kindred; that they honor
the memory of the dead because they
exhibited many great and noble quali?
ties;, they weep bitter tears over their
untimely graves because they were
near and dear to them, and because
clinging affection of woman follows
its object beyond the grave.
"When the negroes of Richmond, I
at the suggestion, doubtless, of the j
agents of the Freedmen's Bureau, !
stole the flowers that the loving hands j
of the Confederate women had strew?
ed upon the graves of their honored
dead, and transferred them to the j
graves of the Northern soldiers, many
Republican journals published the
fact, not only without censure, but j
with an implication of praise, as j
though it were, upon the whole,
rather a clever performance. And j
when the attempt of a parcel of
Northern school-mistresses, at Augus?
ta, Georgia, who inspired a motley
crowd of negroes and mulattoes to
>yesty the oblation to the Confede- j
'dead, in the cemetery of that
?was^put down by the civil au?
thorities, Republican journals raised
a howl of pious and patriotio- indigna?
tion over Southern insults to tho
graves of Union soldiers."
We noticed this outrage at the
time, and were pleased to see the po?
sition which Generals Brannon and
Tillson took, in excluding from the
cemetery those had purposely gone
there to insult the noble women who
were paying the only tribute they
could to the brave men who had
fallen in a cause they deemed to be
patriotic. This howling of the radi?
cal press, and its endeavor to distort
this simple mode of testifying their
love and regard for their dead sons
and brothers, by the women of the
South, into an insult to the fallen
soldiers is so puerile and contempti?
ble as to show that the party is in
extremis-in its dying throes.
THE FARMERS OF THE FREEDMEN'S
BURHAII.-The President, says For?
ney's Chronicle, has issued an order
for the arrest of all officers of the
Freedmen's Bureau interested, di?
rectly or indirectly, in the cultivation
of farms in the Southern State*. We
are undoubtedly on the eve of great
revelations as to this mammoth cor
^?jpKe^snownT why its officers have
ffijfl^cn so loud" in their declarations
F^T?at its presence was absolutely ne
* cessary. We hope tho President's
order embraces not alone those en?
gaged in farming, but also those run?
ning saw-mills, and otherwise specu?
lating in and profiting by the "sweat
of the freednlcn's face," as the New
York Tribunms fond of expressing it.
TUE ADJOURNMENT OF CONGRESS.
The question ot the adjournment of
Congress in Jtne is claiming tho at
tentionoQ|MfcLshingt( ?n correspon
^'i? and doubtless
the radicals are
as possible, for
ting the Presi
Communication (Vont titentenant
Gcjicrnl Om nt.
The President sent a message to
the House on the lGth, enclosing the
following communication from Lieu?
HKADQ'RS ARMIES UNITED STATES,
WASHINGTON, 1). C., May 1G, 1866.
Hon. E. M. Stanton, Secretary of War.
Sra: In view of the long delay in
the lower House of Congres" in
agreeing upon a plan for the reor?
ganization of the anny, suitable to
our present requirements, and the
urgent necessity for early action, I
am induced to present the matter to
you officially, and to ask the atten?
tion of Congress to it, believing that
when they have the mutter fairly
before them they will do what should
be done speedily. At tho present
time settlement? aro springing up
[ with unusual rapidity in the district
of country between thc Missouri
River and the Paci?ic Orean, where
heretofore the Indian was loft in un?
disputed possession. Emigrants are
pushing to those settlements and to
the gold fields of the Rocky Moun?
tains, by every available highway.
The people flocking to these re?
gions are citizens of the United
States, and are entitled to the pro
tection of the Government. Thov
aro 'developing the resources of th?
country to its great advantage, thus
making it the interest as well as duty
to give them military protection.
This makes a much greater force
West of the Mississippi necessary
than was ever heretofore required,
A small military force is required ii
all the States lately in rebellion, ant
it cannot be foreseen that this fore?
will not be required for some tim?
to come. It is to be hoped that thii
force will not be necessary to enforci
tho laws, either State or national, bu
the difference of sentiment engen
dered by the great war which ha
raged for four years will make tin
presence of a military force neees
sary to give a feeling of security t<
All classes disposed to obey th
laws of the country will feel thi
alike. To maintain order, the Go
vern m eut has been compelled to re
tain volunteers. All white volunteer
have become dissatisfied, and clair
that the contract with them has bee
violated by retaining them after th
war was over. By reason of dissati?
faction, thej- are no longer of ust
and every one now remaining in th
service might as well be disclmrge
at once. Tho colored volunteer ha
equal right to claim his discharge
but as yet he has not done su. Hu?
long will existing laws authorize tl)
retention of this force, even if the
are content to remain? The Unite
States Senate passed promptly a bi
for the re-organization of the arm}
which, in my opinion, is us free froi
objection as any great measure coul
possibly be, and it would supply tl:
minimum requisite force. It givi
but a few thousand additional mt
over the present organization, bi
gives a large number of addition
battalions and companies.
The public service, guarding rout
over the Plains, and giving proteetk
in the Southern States, demands tl
occupation of a great number of post
For many of them, a small compai
is just as efficient as ono with mo
men in it would be. Tho bill befo
Congress, or the one that has pass?
the Senate, gives an increased nur
beroi companies by diminishing tl
number of rank and lile of each coi
pany. It is an exceedingly appr
priate measure in this particular, f
it provides for tho increase, whi
i occasion requires more men. Tl
! company is the smallest unit of <
I ganization that can bo used witho
j materially injuring discipline ai
j efficiency. The belief that Congre
, would act promptly on this matter,
their attention was called to it, li
induced mc to resj>ectftilly ask yo
attention |b it. If you agree wi
mo in this matter, 1 would also as
if you deem it proper, that this, wi
such endorsement as you may
pleased to make, be laid before Ci
I gross, through tho Speaker <>f t
Very respectfully, your obedu
i servant. I"! S." fi RANT,
i THE FREEDMEN'S BUREAU.-Ge:
j Fullerton and Steedman had an
j terview, on Saturday last, in Savf
nab, with a large number <>f them?
influential citizens of that placo,
free interchange of opinions ti
place, and in the progress of the tv
versation, Gen. Steedman remar!
"that tho negroes, wherever he I
? passed, had borne testimony to
j kindness of the intelligent people
j the South: they regarded them
their friends, and had made uo cc
plaints, except of a certain class
tho cities, whom they denomina
I roughs." The conclusion arriva
j is reported in the Weirs ami Hei
: in the following terms:
"That the tendency of the Fre
; mon's Bureau was mischievous in
cognizing the whites as the enon
! of tho blacks, and that if it w
withdrawn, tho responsibility fell
\ the people to protect and care for
' freedmen would be increased,"
Gens. Steedman and Fullerton h
i gono to Augusta.
j Jenny Lind warbles at Hamb
j in May Her dear Otto conducts
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Thc Burean In South Carolina.
We extract tbe following from the
! Charleston correspondence of the
' New York Herald:
In South Carolina thc Bureau means
neither a throe-man power nor a one
man power, but simply a disturbing
agency, without any power at all, ex?
cept to foment ill-feeling and to
eollect charges for the provost courts
to dispose of. Soon after the
evacuation <>f Charleston, a contest
relativo to their respective powers be?
tween Gens. Gillmore aixl Saxton led
to the establishment of provost courts,
by whose ageney the judicial busi?
ness of the Bureau is virtually trans?
acted. Hence in and around Charles?
ton there is confusion, and a conti?
nued clashing between tho military
authorities und the agents of the Bu?
reau, and the abolition of one or the
other is imperatively called for. or
the consolidation of both in one.
Tlie powers and mode of adminis?
tration of the Freedmen's Bureau in
these three States, (Virginia, North
Carolina and South Carolina.) it will
thus be seen, differ as widely as do
the organic laws of Dahomey und
Massachusetts, and to talk of the
Freedmen's Bureau in the abstractas
some wiso and beneficent institution,
shedding a benigna?'t influence over
the colored race throughout the
South, is to speak of something that
does not exist, and never has existed.
The Bureau is a good or bad institu?
tion according to th" personal char?
acter of the agent who administers
it; it varies in every County and
changes with every change of officers.
This is one of its greatest weaknesses,
and one of the strongest arguments
against its permanent continuance.
A few of tin- representative citi?
zens of Charleston waited upon (icu.
Steedman lust evening. They told
the same story we have heard every?
where. No outrages, no burning of
school houses. no antagonism of
races, kindly feeling towards the
freedmen and a disposition to net
fairly and indulgently towards them.
The ex-rcbel General, James Connor,
who was present, asserted that the
Bureau waa doing a serious injury to
the class it was designed to benefit in
this way. While the Bureau was in
existence the freedmen would not
abide by their contracts, and the
planters were employing white labor?
ers. 1 cannot tell how far this may
be the case. 1 only know of one in?
stance of the kind. A Sea Island
planter, a Mr. Johnson, brought
down fifty white laborers. They cost
him S?OO for transportation, and when
he got them fairly to work, they
struck for higher wages. Mr. John?
son is rather likely to go back to co?
lored labor. Ii was maintained bj
another gentleman at the meeting, a.
a proof of the disposition of the plau?
ters, that in Districts where there wa?
no Bureau there were ten to one les;
destitution, ten to one fewer deaths,
and ten to one less ii position on th<
negroes than in Districts where a Bu?
reau existed. Gen. Connor state?!
that in Kershaw District, w here then
was no Bureau, the freedmen made
their own contracts, and were getting
on much better there than elsewhere
Of the present state of affairs <>i
the Sea Islands I shall be better abb
to speak in my next, but (Sen
Beecher, who took command of :
department, including these islands
in August last, gives a strange pic
ture of the lawlessness and disorde
that then, and had for some time pre
vionsly, prevailed under Gen. Sax
ton's administration of affairs. Fraud
and rascalities of every description
from petty larcency upwards, wer
perpetrated under the shadow of tb
Freedmen's Bureau. Thc negroes
instigated by unscrupulous civiliai
agents of the bureau, who told theil
they had a right to the land, am
must keej> every white man off th
island, formed an armed organizo
tion and arrested every white ma:
who attempted to land. Arnie
bands of negroes made predator
forays on thc main land and drove <>
all thc cattle that came in their wax
Tho allotments of land set apart fe
the freedmen under (Sen. Sherman
order were universally left uneillt
vated, [n January last, don. Beech ot
found but two acres -"listed out" f<
planting in the whole Fdisto islam
and it was only by stopping th
supply of rations and placing the a
tentative of work or starvation befoi
the negroes that he could get them t
take a hoe in hand. These sam
"forty aero" allotments were foun
of most hlastie dimensions. Tl
smallest was three-and-a-half acre
and the largest 450, and they rango
all along between these two point
Dozens of negroes holding lan
orders for tuie island were found i
possession of lots un another islam
and tho greatest difficulty was exp
rienced in dispossessing them. Get
Beecher suppressed the armed lax
lessness, and was in a fair way to o
ganize a system of labor, when tl
Freedmen's Bureau bill passed Coi
gress ami again threw overythii
into confusion and renewed the lui
lessness. Since the veto of that me
sure by the 1'resident the stat?; i
affairs has improved, hough tl
islands are still far from being in
satisfactory condition. From nine
to a hundred plantations on the foi
islands are in lair working olde
Tho freedmen are getting over tl
idea of a necessary antagonism b
tween the races, '.fhey find they a
not oppressed, find are beginning
a-*t up to their contracts. The gre
drawbacks here, as everywhere in ti
South, are want of capital and b
much of the Bureau.
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Ou this correspondence, the'
Charleston Courier remarks:
"Although in writing upon this
topic we preier to base ourremakson
the o facial report of tho Commission,
when it shall appear, yet we do not
herniate to form conclusions from the
account as given by the Herald's cor?
respondent, inasmuch as his intimate
connection with tho Commission
leads us to believe that his views are
a reflex of tho opinions of the two
Generals. He represents affairs on
thc Sea Islands to bc in an unfavora?
ble condition, and as thc chief cause
of it refers to the regime of Gen. Sax?
ton, which he intimates was replete
with demoralizing results. The freed?
man became imbued with tho notion
that the property was their own, and
that nothing remained for them to do
but to livo a life of easeaud pleasure,
aud rely on tho Freedmen's Bureau
for the necessaries of lifo.
"l>y dint of great effort 0*1 the part
of Gov.. Saxton's successor, and other
prominent officers and individuals,
thc erroneous impression conceived
by tho freedmen is partially dispelled,
and although this change effected an
improvement in the condition of the
lands, it is yet apparent that the field
for further progress in the same di?
rection is very wide. The corres?
pondent says, "too much of the
Freedmen's Bureau" is one of the
causes of the drawbacks to prosperi?
ty in this State. We infer from this
remark that Cons. Steedmnn and
Fullerton will incorporate in their re?
port a recommendation that the du?
ties now devolving on the officers ol
the Bureau should be performed by
commandants of troops. A groat
want of capital is also noted as anothei
drawback to advancement in agricul?
ture. Of tin* we ure all of us wei
aware. Tt is u fact undeniable. Wc
have repeatedly asked the attention
of capitalists to this subject."
THE COL? >KAJ H > SWINDLE. -Foi
once, tho radicals have been utterly
silenced and confounded. The mes
sage of the President, returning t<
the Senate with his objections, th?
bill erecting Colorado into a State
so completely exposes the scandalou
character of this particular radica
scheme for perpetuating power ii
their own party, that no reply to it i
found possible. In the Senate, tin
message was put aside with delil>e
rato insolence; the radical press print
it and makes no signs.
But the failure of this nefarious at
tempt to foist a factitous common
wealth upon the Union for the sak
of getting three more radical vote
into Congress, docs not make the at
tempt itself less nefarious, nor ough
it to be suffered to pass out of men'
memories without leaving there it
lesson of tint reckless and unprinc:
] ltd temper of those who conceive
it. 'carried it successfully throng
both Houses, and, but for the com
ago and tin? patriotism of the Pres
dont, would have consummated it. b
welcoming the repr?sentatives of
fabricated State to the halls froi
w hich they shamelessly exclude tl
Constitution!11 delegates of three mi
Hans of free-born Americans. But 1
it is. this latest assault of the radica
upon what they themselves denom
nate the "life of the nation," is 1
worse than scores of other acts doi
by thom in the past, tending all
ono direction. It has been dofoate
happily for us all, by the Presider
and we ask every honest man, wi
still hesitates between the policy
tho President, and that of the Pro;
dent's enemies in the Senate and tl
House, to contrast this veto messa
of Andrew Johnson, boldly defen
ing principios essential to our natior
existence, with tho attitude of t
men who have boen crushed by tl
message into a silence which is t
most eloquent confession that cou
possibly bo made of their conscio
guilt in the transaction thus broug
to nothing.-AV?C York Herald.
I'ooi.in LABOR.-The subject
Coolie labor for the rico fields of t
South continues to attract consid
able attention among tho Southe]
and, indeed, the Northern pre
For our own part, we are unwilli
to conclude any opinion upon t
subject till further experience of t
capacity and conduct of the negro
a free laborer. Tho Norfolk I
oint'in says, however:
.'The malaria < if tho rice fields
fatal to the Caucasian, and no m
certain death can bo incurred tl
that which follows exposure on t
great plantations of tho Peo Dee t
Savannah after dark. It is equal
prussic acid -not so swift, but as
"There is a race, however, wh
can bc made available for rico culti
and it will not bo until tho Orient
boen made tributary to our noce
ties that this groat staple can ap
be grown to any considerable ext?
Thc Coolies are the people who
do this work; who can stand tho
mate: who will do it, and gladly, 1
for a compensation bu- below tha
half the crop, which to thom wc
be what th? possession of Aladd
iamp or a Koo's egg would ImVG V
to us-the realization of a table
substantiation of magic. They
inured to a burning sun; they aro
cile and easily subsisted. Conti
could be aiado for their import?t!
A single salo of gold is reporte
have b >en made in New \ork, or
18th instant,, on Government
count, of S 1,500,000, at30>?. It
expected that the export of gol
Europe Kv> next ^lav would am
to ?3.000. loo. k
THE WAT rkv FENIAN YxrHtm
WENT.-The Ne|*- York papers, of
The committoie of investigation,
appointed to exa nine the accounts of
the O'Mahony fa ction, are beginning
to unearth very strange facts. It
seems that, until the Philadelphia
Congress had closed its sessions,
there had not been any such thing aa
an account book in the possession of
John O'Mahony & Co. Immense
sums were received daily from tho
organizations throughout the coun?
try, but nobody can tell what was
done with the money. It appears
that Col. O'Mahony drew ?30, OOO for.
some purpose or another given to our
reporter. Money was paid out in
profusion to centres, organizers,
agents and other officials in thc most
indiscriminate and reckless manner.
A Col. Mulcahy was given a roving
commission, with tho snug little sum
of $7,000, for some unknown and
mysterious cause. 700 copies of the
Daily News and 500 copies of a news?
paper called tho Citizen, containing
laudatory articles on the late Head
Centre O'Mahony. 83,000 were
drawn to remunerate pilots who were
to lead an imaginary fleet to Ireland
around the Horn, probably. A head
directress of the Fenian Sisterhood
received S1,500 a year for her ser?
vices, and her clerk received $500 a
year for his onerous duties. A bond
agent received salaries for three dif?
ferent offices under the O'Mahony
regime. One Mr. J. J. Bogers, now
resigned or decapitated, received $12
per day for Iris s? rvices in the army
of suffering Ireland. Mr. Rogers
was verv bitter against the reporters,
and had an excellent taste for com?
fortable winter clothing and French
calf boots. Besides the highly pa?
triotic individuals mentioned, there
were scores of others paid large sala?
ries for traducing and slandering all
Fenians who had the temerity to dif?
fer in opinion with John O'Mahony.
The board bill of the military con?
vention, which was in session at 814
Broadway during the interval that the
Congress at Philadelphia were in ses?
sion, amounted to $23,000. Canvass
back duck and game of all sorts com?
manded a very high price at the
period named. Killian made large
drafts on his imagination, and the
Fenian treasury, at the same time.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars
disap}?eared in a most miraculous
manner, and still contributions came
GLADSTONE ON AMERICA.-In his
speech at Liverpool, on the reform
question, Mr. Gladstone said:
I think it is our business, as men
of sense, to draw leasons from the ex?
perience of mankind, [hear, hear,]
and from the facts that come under
our view, whether they be in despotic
countries, or in constitutional coun?
tries, or in countries Republican or
Democratic. [Bear, hear. ] And the
point which I ask you to observe is
this-not the comparative merits of
English or American institutions, but
this single and important point of the
effect that has been produced in Ame?
rica by largely extended popular
franchises, by a widely spread parti?
cipation on the part of the people in
the choice of the governors, the won?
derful, unexampled and almost in?
credible effect that has been produced
by the system in giving forcible ex?
pression to the national will, and in
enabling the Government to develop
energies for the purpose of giving
effect to that will, such as have pro
bably never been developed in equal
times and almost equal numbers of
men since the race of man began
upon the earth. [Applause.] Leas
than 50,000,000 of people-I do not.
sneak of the negro population, who
can hardly bo said to have entered
distinctly into the war, thankful as
we may be at the change it has ulti?
mately had upon their destinies
26,000,000 in the majority, and
6,000,000 in the minority, coming to
the bloody issue of war upon a mat?
ter which, upon the one side and the
other was held vital by both, have, I
am bound to say, common justice re?
quires us to admit, developed an
amount of heroism, a power of self
sacrifice, [hear, hear,] an energy, a
perseverance, a forgetfulness of every
personal interest, an amount of ac?
tual force arrayed and marshaled by
the subjects in support of their chosen
rulers, such as I know not where to
seek for in the annals of the history
of the world. [Applause.] What I
would say is, let us learn lessons
where we can, and amongst others
let us learn them from our brethren,
the children of our loins in America.
The New York World is not in the
least mollified by the recent con?
version of Stanton, the Divine. The
"Tho men who really ought to be
hanged for the suffering at Auderson
ville were men, not like Wirz, but
men like Stanton, whose (iespotic and
arbitrary nature stopped tbte exchange
of prisoners. As it was (he interest
?*f the Confederates to exchange, we
assume that they wanted to; for
though impulse may be| mistaken,
and reasoning may be wrong:, interest
can always be trusted."
In Cincinnati, a lady breite her
ankle by a fall, the cause of which
was that she put her foot through
another lady's crinoline, wholwas
going the other way.
Decay'? effacing finger wilt never
the teeth that are brushed daily '<
odoriferous Sozodont. It lends
fragrance to the breath, as well as
teeta the u-et".. from corrosion and decoj
Mortgages and Oonve;Wioes of Kcal l??
tate for sale at thia ofHc4
THK WEEKLY GLKANEI--The subscrip?
tion to this mammoth wfkly "Home Com
pam?onn has been reduce! and it viii now
be furnished at the folio iig rates: Ons
year, fS; six months, $1.4.
To SMOKERS.-Wc call Attention to the
advertisement of Mr. Ft uing in another
column. Being an old nd experienced
smoker, we can safely attire those who
use the weed that the toacco he adver?
tises is the genuine "Scariletti."
BOOK AXD JOB PRIXTIH?.-The Phoenix
office is now fully supped with cards,
colored and white paper, olored ink, wood
type, etc., and is now in condition to exe?
cute all manner of book sid job printing
in the shortest possible ime. Give UH a
THK BUB NIKO or COLUMBIA. -An inter?
esting account ol the "Sick and Destruc?
tion of the City of Colunbia, 8. C.," un?
just been issued, in pam-hlet form, from
the Phoenix steam pow?r press. Order*
can bo filled to any extert. Single copies
COURT or APPEALS. -lu the Court of Ap"
peals, on Tuesday, Gen McGowan con?
cluded his argument in Henderson et al.,
va. Haddon et ni. Mr. Bu t in reply.
Executors of Houston af*. Wm. McKel
vey. Mr. Noble for appelant. Mr. Fair
J. Bolin and J. H. Davin w. M. E. Thomp?
son. Mr. Wilhams for . jtion. No reply/
J. T. Porcher, Executer, cs. Joshua
Daniel et cd. Mr. McGowan for motion.
Mr. Noble contra.
John Robertson r.t. Hawthorne. Straefc
Exparte Elizabeth You. Abandoned.
T. J. Pickens ad?. Ezekiel Picken?. Con?
NEW* ADVERTISEMENTS. - Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
T. C. Lee-New Bricks.
Fisher A Heinitsh-Drugs, Ac.
John Fanning-Scaxfaletti Tobacco.
Parker A Fripp-Lumber, Ac.
The Fortress Monroe correspond?
ent of the New York. Herald is a per?
son of sufficiently gentlemanly in?
stincts to denounce a recent "verbal
order" prohibiting officers, soldiers
and others from taking off their hats,
saluting or shaking hands'with Pre?
sident Davis. These indignities be?
speak a contemptible malignity and
bitterness like that which has gibbet?
ed the memory of Sir Hudson Lowe
in chains for the petty insults, indig?
nities and slights which he inflicted
apon Louis Napoleon when a pri?
soner at St. Helena. When Jefferson
Davis was the President, of the Con?
federate States, the people of Rich?
mond were not in the habit of na?
so vexing at his approach, but
venture the prediction that when that
heroic and unfortunate martyr is
brought to this city for trial, 50,000"
tearful and pitying men, women and
children will fill the streets through
which he passes to hia prison, to tes?
tify in every way consistent with law
ind order their esteem, respect and
rympathy for the persecuted states
nan. . - -
We honor Secretary McCulloch for
lis open disregard of .he contempti?
ble rules and orders to which we have
?eferred, for ho is said, when he called
?pon President Davis, to have warm
y grasped his hand, and to have*
?xpressed all - that \ sympathy which
nisfortune excites fi every good
nan's breast. We afco learn from
?he New York Herald, that the atten?
dons and politeness which wa?? ex
libited towards Mrs. Davis by several .
Federal officers have also been pro
?bited by special order. Interdict
ng politeness to a lady is, as the
Herald suggests, a standing novelty in
be way of military etiquette. The
officials who indulge in such exhibi?
tens of malignity to the unfortunate
look too good care of their personal
lafety during the war to be killed,
md their escape is greatly to be re?
NEW SYSTEM OI? . WsaoHh-s AND
MEASURES.-Mr. Kass?Kj reported to
;he House of Representatives, on
Thursday, a bill and two joint r?solu
ions, which will pave the way for
ihe introduction of the metric sys?
tem of weights and measures. The
House passed them at once, after a
brief explanation ly Mr. Ka?
who has drawn up a report on
uibjeet, which will te a valuable i
tribution to pol?tica science. /
An Antwerp letter states that
ship Due de Brabant has just arri
there froVn India, with 3,500 bale
cotton. For the last eight or
-'ears not a ?'ugle bale has re
that port direct.
A train of cars was precip
from the bridge at Clarksville,
?essee, on the 18th, a distance
hundred feet, into the water,
life was lost.
Captain Thomas Joynes,
white mare born in Louisvi
in that city, on Friday, in
We cannot censure a man
ness who do? not advertise,
nothing woita advertising.
"To-morow" is thri day