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Thursday Morning, May 31, 1866.
A paragraph which wo published
on Tuesday morning announced that
arrangements were being made by
prominent Democrats to secuio the
representation of-the eleven South?
ern Stales in tho next Democratic
Convention, and that Gen. Sherman,
is named for President.
Fernando Wood, of New York, it
is alleged, is the chief .spirit in this
movement, brit we are inclined to
doubt this allegation, especially that
he is to be nominated as Vice-Presi
. dent, with Sherman as President. We,
of the unrepresented eleven States,
at this time feel very little interest in
the party movements, but we venture
to predict, that if they should be ad?
mitted to the nominating convention
referred to, they would give their
united ballot for Andrew Johnson.
They regard him, and very properly,
too, as the conservator of the Consti?
tution, and the only living statesman
that can save the country.
As to the nomination of Gen. Sher?
man by any convention in which tho
Southern States might bo represent?
ed, it is so preposterous that it is
scarcely worth while to notice it.
Whatever his capacity as a General
and military strategist may be, so far
as we know, he c-xn lay no claims to
statesmanship. Besides*this want of
statesmanship, tho Southern people
cannot soon forget the heavy inflic?
tions he laid np on them in his tri?
umphant march through their coun?
try. They are as generous as they
are brave, but it is too soon to ask
them to support thc man who thought
it his duty, in crushing out the "re?
bellion," to lay waste and devastate
the country in his line of mareil.
But, as we said, our people just now
have enough to do to raise bread
and meat, without bothering them?
selves with politics.
But we cannot be indifferent spec?
tators of political movements even if
we have no right to participate in
them. We are pleased to see that
the Democratic party in Ohio in State
Convention assembled, resolved that
"tliey will cordially and actively sup?
port Andrew Johnson as President of
the United States in all the necessary
and proper means to carry out his
policy" for the restoration of the
Union, "and especially in securing
immediate representation in the
Senate and House of Representatives,
from which it is now unconstitution?
ally and arbitrarily withheld, unless
on the degrading condition of infe?
riority in the House, and of negro
politicnl and civil equality enforced
by the Federal Government."
This is encouraging from the great
State of Ohio, and would induce iu
(that is, if we had anything to say in
the matter,) to nominate Andrew
Johnson for President, and C. L.
Vallandigham for Vice-President. Wc
think this would be a strong team tc
run over the President's course.
TiiB EUROPEAN FINANCIAL NEWS I>
NEW YORK.-Tho New York corres
pondence of the 22d of the Philadel
phia Ledger says that financia
circles bear up under tho Europeai
advices much better than could rca
sonably bo expected. At first every
body was paralyzed by tho fragmen
tary character of tho Halifax tele
gram?, which described the culmina
lion of the panic, but said nothing
ubout the causes which immediately
produced it; but the arrival of tin
preceding steamer, this morning
made everything clear, and it wa:
seen that the trouble was tho resul
mainly of the French Emperor'
speech to the workmen of Auxerre
Tho address here, us in England, i
accepted as a proof that if wa
really breaks out between Italy an<
Austria, Franco is not to be a passiv
spectator. Business men having En
ropean connections are arrangin;
their affairs accordingly.
THE SUMTER NEWS.- We have re
ceive< the first number of a new pu
per published in Sumter by H. L
Darr, and edited by F. J. Moses, ji
Its typographical execution and edi
tonal management gives evidenc
that the proprietor and editor wi
make an excellent journal. Wo wis
the \mrs abundant success.
Congress Hall, at Saratoga, was en
tirely destroyed by fire on Tuesda
morning. Only a small part of th
furniture was saved. Loss, $200,00C
No other hotel injured
? Who fa Responsible!
Since tho report of Dr. Cooper,
^sentbyr-ihe President to rrrvostigate
the reports concerning the health of
Mr. Davis, wo perceive the Northern
press is. considerably agitated ?vs to
whose door the charge ef unneces?
sary harshness in the imprisonment
of that distinguished prisoner is to
Tho New York Tribune lays the
whole blaine upon tho President, and
tacitly admits that Dr. Cooper's re?
port reveals a course of treatment
towards Mr. Davis as almost amounts
to a national shame. The World is
disposed to place the blame on Secre?
tary Stanton's shoulders, or at least
on those of some of his subordinates.
That paper says:
"Jefferson Davis, once arrested and
incarcerated in a national foi tress,
passed under tho direct immediate
control of the Secretary of W ar. So
long as tho President thought fit to
permit Mr. Edwin M. Stanton to sit
at the council-board of his Cabinet,
he was bound to presume the Minis?
ter whom he honored with his confi?
dence, incapable, at Ica-d, of dis
gracing the national escutcheon by
acts of meiin and binburie brutality
inflicted upon a captive. Now that
upon the highest and nio.st unim?
peachable testimony, it is known that
snell acts have boen done, the worst
enemies of Edwin M. Stanton would
have been slow to charge the respon?
sibility of them upon him. It did
not need the American civil war, nor
tho trial of Wirz, nor the exposure of
the tortures indicted upon North
Carolina negroes by New England
clerical agents of tho Freedmen's
Bureau, to remind candid and well
informed men bow easy a thing it is
for ignorant and cruel subordinates
* ) blacken tho name of their supe?
riors by conduct which it must often
be impossible for those superiors,
overwhelmed with multitudinous
cares, effectually to supervise. Re?
membering this, we forbore, in call?
ing public attention to Surgeon
Cooper's most sickening disclosures,
to express any opinion whatever as
to the guilty authorship of this na?
tional shame. Seeing that the Wai
Secretary, the sole and only higl
public functionary directly involved
belongs to the extremest clas9 of tht
radical philanthropists who shoir
with Thaddeus Stevens for superlm
man vengeance upon the defeatoi
South, we esteemed it just and cou
i siderate to afford Mr. Stanton am
Mr. Stanton's friends the opportunity
of applying to the case that Congres
sional microscope in the virtue o
which they have heretofore shown s<
large and catholic a faith.
"The Tribune now rushes in wher*
wo forebore to tread, and by its pre
mature out-cry that the Presiden
must be held resposible for all act
done under the authority of Edwii
M. Stanton, compels both the Presi
I dent and the public t<> look in on
I direction, and in one direction only
j for tho origin of a crime which, w
I will do it the justice to say. it is nc
so bose as to excuso, and falters upo
[tho attempt even feebly t<> cxteu
j There is a very simple way of get
j ting rid of th?4 whole matter. L<
?President Johnson issue his procli
I matioii, declaring a general amnesty,
? and thus throw open the prison dooi
! o. Jefferson Davis. By such a grao
ful act, he would carn still even in
higher degree than he now possess*
it the cordial and enduring gratitud)
I not only of the people of the Sont!
j but of thc true and good men in evei
? section of the country.
j THRMONETARY PANI?! IN ENOI.ANI
, Private letters received in Bostn
i from merchants in London and I,
i vorpool speak ol' the monetary pan
j experienced there as one of the mo
severe, for tho moment, ever reinei
! bored. As to the future, the write
! are divided in opinion. Some a
; hopeful that< lovernrnentintorforen
? will put a stoj) to the troubles, \vhi
: others state that a very heavy dooli)
j in commercial values will have to 1
submitted to, which will produ
; more failures. Messrs. Peto A Beti
I the London bankers, had issued
card announcing the cause'ol' tin
suspension. They say they bave
clear balance of over ?1,000,000, ai
i hope soon to effect arrangements
j discharge all their liabilities.
CHANOE OF SCHET?TIIJE.- Tho Sn
ter Watchman loams that the sol
i dide of tho passenger trains on t
Wilmington and Manchester Bail re
will be changed on or about the
proximo. By this arrangement, t
wearisome delay now inflicted up
tho passenger, to Charleston, either
Florence or Kingsville, will give u
to ?'lose connections at these places
Anion;;- tho amendments to the I
bill is one taking off from passeng
tho 2',. percent, now sad.lied on th
by the internal revenue law.
A huge gang of counterfeiters \\<
arrested at St Louis on Tuesday
Col ambla ?nd Hamburg Railroad.
Wo leam from tho Augusta Chroni?
cle and Sentinel that a railroad meot
iug will be held at Edgefiold.C. H.,
ou Monday next, sale-day. ' It is
understood that tho meeting -will be
addressed by dov. Piokens, Gov.
Bonham, Cul. Johnston and other
distinguished gentlemen. Tho object
of tho mooting is the consideration
of the necessity for a speedy comple?
tion of tho Columbia and Augusta
Railroad. The Chronicle says:
"The next fall promise? a heavy
immigration to tho South. Tho beau?
tiful country ?which lies contiguous to
the village and along tho ridge is just
such laud as small farmers will -want.
Healthy, well watered, producing linc
vegetables, one of tho finest fruit
regions, being seldom injured by
frost-growing peaches, grapes, ap?
ples, currants, pears, cherries and
plums. The soil is o-v-'y cultivated,
brings good crops o- ec ton, corn and
wheat. But these lands are now
cheap, because inaccessible. The
completion of this road will greatly
enhance their value -bringing all
their Surplus within easy reach of
Augusta, Charleston and Savannah."
TUE PRESBYTERIAN ASSBMBI.TES.
Tiie New School Assembly has de?
cided to meet in Cincinnati on tho
third Thursday in May, IS(J7. The
Old School Assembly has resolved to
meet next year al Rochester, New
York. A despatch, dated Si. Louis,
Thesubjoetof tho re-union of the
Old and New School Churches was
reported upon in the Old School As?
sembly to-day. Thc plan suggested
is for tho appointment of a commit?
tee of niuo ministers and six ciders
to meet a similar committee of the
New School Assembly, who, ufter
consultation, ii they deem re-union
desirable or practicable, are to report
measures for its accomplishment to
the next General Assembly. A motion
by Dr. Van Dyke, that a Conference
Assembly bo invited to join in tho
union, was laid on the table. Thc
report of tho committee was adopted
by a large majority. A series of pa?
triotic resolutions on the stat i * ?d thc
country were passed by the Ww
School Assembly to-day.
TUE GAME IX ECROPE. Tho Lon
don correspondent of the New York
"The Napoleon iden is, you s*e,
rather substantial. Nor i-. this all
Napoleon intends to cut Prussia cf
fectually. Austria and Italy arc t>
form an offensive und defensive al
Hailee, and Austria, backe.1 up""b}
Italy and by France, will be in a po
sition to guurautee to the smalle:
German powers their independence
and so to take the lead in Germany
Depend upon it, Prussia will bc th'
loser hy the present game. Sin- wi!
sillier tho most by the war. which sb
in the first instance provoked. \V>
can but marvel at the blindness wind
presages destruct ion.
"] am greatly ninusod with the ?uv
respondenco between Mr. Sewar?
and the French Government. Soin
people aro green enough to thin!
that Napoleon has been worsted
Now, what are the facts? The Freud
army is still in Mexico, and. even i
iii?; compact isrigidb adhered to, wi!
not ?prit Mexico until Novembei
18(57. Meantime, in spite of protest.?
a foreign anny is I teing gathered b
TUE CIVIL Ki..?II ; Ihr.n. -Th
Alexandria (,'a-ctlc of Weduesda
evening says that in the Circuit ( 'our:
when the ease of the Conimonwealt
vs. Roo, a white man, charged wit
felony, was being tried, W. Willong!
by, Commonwealth's Attorney, aske
that lie might be permitted to inti-?
duce negro witnesses to testify in tli
caso, claiming the right todoso und.
the provisions of the civil rights l>i!
The Judge declined permission o
the ground that this was a Stat
Court, and that he was neting undi
the laws of tho State, which forbar"
that a negro should testify in a ea;
against a white man. ex.-, pt "win
the ca-e arise.-; out of an injury don
attempted, or threatened, to the p<
son, property, or rights of a colon
person or Indian, or win n tho offen?
was committed by a white person :
conjunction with a cob.red person <
Indian." Hie judge stated hisdete
mination to execute the laws of h
State until ordered to do otherwise.
The National Tntelliijenccr.tA Satu
Tho llepnblican members cd* t!
Senate were yesterday in caucus fro
Itt until 1 (."clock, with the oxeepti?
of about an hour, from 12 until
while the Senate were in session,
ha* not transpired w hat was donc, b
it was understood that the subject
Congress taking a recess was devil?
ed and disapproved of, and tli
afterwards thc subject of reconstrti
lion was debated. ' ft is stated that
proposition was made by Senat
Sherman, which, although not at til
acceptable to many, finally reeeivi
tho approbation of all preseut, ai
it is said will bo passed in tho S< na
by thirty-four votes.
Those gentlemen of New < >rlea
who had been imprisoned ai I".
Picketts by Butler, Banks, or soi
other military satrap, had a re uni
the other day in New Orleans, wi
u sumptuous dinner accompanying
Yo Gi-ncrul? Sfictliiian aiul t'iillrr
"Wo take thia method of addressing
these officers, as we think it most
likely to havo tho desired effect; and
in BO doing we wish to call attention
to both the benefits which have ac?
crued from the establishment of the
tho Freedmen's Bureau, and to point
out tho frauds that havo bern com?
mitted through it, and its general
and mischievous mismanagement.
No doubt thc establishment of the
Bureau had a humane and benevo?
lent object in view; but the idea of
thc necessity for such an institution
is founded in great error. Tho es?
tablishment of such an institution
takes it for granted that the two
races cannot live in peuce and quiet,
without the intervention of thLs Bu?
reau, whereas thu facts as they exist
do certainly show to the contrary,
lt is true thc negro does not work
as weil us properly organized and
systematized laborers should do, yet,
when wo consider his experiment
and previous condition, we ought
not to be surprised. The Southerner
is not, but many of the Northern mon
who liavo established farms with and
employed thc freedman, find great
difficulty in conducting their farms
upon anything; like the pleasantly or?
ganized condition of farms North,
[u several instances which recently
came nuder our observation in Mis?
sissippi and Alabama, Northern men
who ii;;.I undertaken cotton planta?
tions could get nothing to work ac
Cording to their notions, and on one
large plantation, near Selma, a North?
ern man had employed one hundred
?uni eighty hands, and in consequence
of his rides and regulations of labor,
eveiy negro he had employed left
him after Iii ; crop was planted. The
consequence is, he abusos tho negro,
while Iiis Southern neighbors will
probably unwed in getting hall
work fruin thu freedmen, ?iud will live.
In some install?es, the officers in
charge ol' tim administration of tin
Freedmen's Bureau understand ami
appreciate theil position, but not
om- in a hundred and tho great mis?
fortune is that the people who h.ivf
to doa! with subordinate officers sub
mit with perfect composure to auj
and .di of their exactions without
complaint. They say, well, if I com
plain, he will put mo in jail, <>r lu
will take all of my negroes from mc
which has been done, because cit i
zeus, in some instances, arc-il.-.pose,
to have a reason for their exaetious
Tho snboi'diuato o thee rs of tho ila
reau, almost without exception, ac
ii[.>>n this principle with the citizen
I have your finger in a vice, and
will make you do as 1 like; and, act
ing upon this principle, they havi
extorted money from thousands, am
have inflicted thc '.rentes', damag.
upon others. But there is no telliiij
the amount of mouey paid to the su
l.ioidinate olficers of this Bureau, t
acquire their favorable consideration
But thu ollieers themselves ha\
availed themselves ol every means i
their power to make tho citizen
compensate them in money bu- l lu - j
services. For iiistat.ee: two ol' m
neighbors ha?I a controversy about
fence;thc Bureau officer summonei
them Indore him, and after lu ann
their statements, he charged ?Vi
SlO each for his trouble, ami decline
to make any di ei don in the ease. 1
many instance . persons who ha
pr??porty marked "C. S." went t
thu Bureau officer and paid bini
small amount and kept it. My noigl
bor was sentenced to iniprisoiimei
for one month, but the officer, und.
standing that he would be relit:ve?
on aecount of his frauds and misai:
nagemeiit, told the person in priso
! that if he would pay him $20. 1
would -ase liim from iinprisoi
' mont. i ne subordinate officers i
this so?:tiou of Smith Carolina \?\\
! received many of them as much:
.Sl.tii it) : i T ?tl ?l.ilOU for approx ing coi
i tract:- between freedmen and the
I employees, which was nol antho
j ?zeil, and which tho superior office
j prohibited when brought to their a
tetition. The officers.should bo coi
peile?! to r. lund the money so frau
ulcntly exacted from the citizen
In many instances, farmers could n
go) ?heir lands restored, or could U
iget the l'ree?lmeii either to contra
j or leas?' tho place. Some citizens,
such cases, have proposed to the <
ficers in charge of the Unnau t?>gi
; them ?in interest io tho crop if tin
would reston- these farms, and coi
pel the lahorers toenntract and wor
In sueli cases, the olficers never i
fused to comply, and many of t
plantations are now worked in tl
way. i'.ut -nine of thc superior i
fm?rs have forced citizens to give i
their plantations by their ?wauaj.
? mont, and arc now working tho sm
plantation on their own aeeoin
atld ill .sollie install?e.. tllO ofl'lCt
have taken the rations for these plo
tnt ii >t i i maier their official authorit
Now. it (Jens. Stecilmaii and Full?
ti.H w ul h.- sufficiently on ergot ic
looking into (he eon!rael., of h<
tho snpi rt'ir and subordinate otfic.
ot the Bureau, they will timi a in:
of corruption and imposition np
the citizens and (?ovurumcnt win
surpasses anything they ever dream
of. One great difficulty which tin
officers must moot with, is tho fact
especialh the c is.- with subordilit
ollieers 'thal they have left no ree'
of their transaction t in their ollie
Tho> ?ir?! very frequently relievi
ami the officer succeeding never lit
? un\ trace of tie- doing* of In pre
cessors. Tho officers who lately took
charge of the Bureau in my District
expressed th? greatest astonishment
at the out ni joes that had been perpe?
trated Upon both citizens and freed?
men by his predecessor. He said
that his administration ol his duties
was both fraudulent and au imposi?
tion ripon the people. Every citizen
who ban had much business with the
bureau could testify to a similar
slate of affairs. B.
\V a-iiiii-iloii .N'tw-t.
It is in contemplation to build ?1
new and costly Exe.euty.ve Mansion on
the high grounds East of thc Capitol,
and turn the "White House into a fire?
proof building for thc Stato Depart?
ment, it was for that purpose leave
was asked to-day to bring in a joint
resolution directing the proper com?
mittee to make II rocon?oissance for
Gen. Howard's attempt to white?
wash t!i Freedmen's Bureau has
greatly lowered that officer in the
President's estimation, lt is reported
that the President has requested him j
to resign, and will remove him if he
does not resign. The President is!
determined that the outrages und
abuses practiced by the officers and
agents of the Bureau must cease.
i nave ?ooii put m possession o*j
some tacts which 1 am not allowed
to use yet, but which confirm me iu
the belief that there is a perfect
understanding between Mr. Seward
and Santa Anna, and that the former
will labor 7. lalously to bring about
the suc?e s o ff San'a Anna's scheme,
as >et forth in my last two despatches.
The- probabilities of a general Eu?
ropean war constitute tho chief topic
of conversation here to-night. lt is
the opinion of those best informed
on the subject, that the speech of
Napoleon at Auxerre does not necea-1
sari ly render wai certain, and that it j
uia\ be some months before liostili- j
ties eommeuce, or even th>?t war may j
be averted, but al the soiu time that j
a general Furo pean war is probable. I
In ri gani to the price <>t gold, it is :
believed that ii will steadily advance
te? a nundi higher ligure. i
j AW V..ri. X'-.cs, 28///. j
Titui RT.KS OK .-. N'oTEn WOMAN. '
The New York papers give a.sad ar ?
count of tue tatt of thc once cele-j
bruted Mrs. Eaton, whose iu tinonee, i
in t! .? dav .sot' Andrew Jackson, was
sufficient to cause a rupture in his!
Cabinet, and to produce alienation of j
kinil 1\ relations between .hicksonand
Mr. Calhoun, and other members of
his Cabine*, which materially altered
the ]>ros)Kiths for life of IIM?? a dozen
Mrs. Kahm hus for many years re j
sided iii New Vori-, in the possession |
and enjoyment of a fortune of S"200.- '
OOO. 'liier,- r.-i.led with her two
grand children, om- of whom was a
young woman ot' great personal at-,
tractions. lt wa. the misfortune of
this girl to form the acquaintance of j
a in edy Italian tlaneiiig-uiaster, who. :
ingratiating himself with tin? young
won,.m. was received upon an inti?
mate footing in the family of Mrs.
Kutoii. Ascertaining that tho grand?
mother was a lady of lal ee fortune,
he |>.od lo., addresses to Mrs. Eaton, :
with so much success that she became
his wife, and placed her whole for?
tune in bis hands. He then succeed?
ed in winning the all'eetious of the
grand-daughter, and having convert- j
ed the whole of Mrs. Eaton's fortune '
into exchange. In- tied to Kurope last '
week with the grand-daughter, leav?
ing :? letter, ?n which ho coolly in?
forms his impoverished wife that if
soe will ""keep quiet," lit! will allow1
her twenty dollnrs "a week for the
rest of her life." As thc provisions
nt i:o extradition roach this infamous
case, the wretch will escape punish?
Sir Frederick I ?nice, has conveyed
to Mr. S uar I the thanks of himself
and his Government for the efficient
manner in which our Government
repressed tho late Fenian demonsta-1
tions against Canada. Ile expresses |
himself as being satisfied that all
dangt r is now over, hut intimates
that tire British Government is now
fully prepared lo n pel all such at?
tempts, either against Canada or Ire?
land, ll ./.-./o'./>// <./ Correspondence
.Ve,;- J'...-/,- \'r,r<, 2l'..',V.
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Tm: PKKSIHENT'S POLICY IN THE
WEST. A special Washington de?
spatch to the Boston P?.<t says that a
prominent and wry intelligent gen?
tientan of *h. Ulterior Department,
who has . a journeying through In?
diana ami Michigan during the past
two weeks o. nilieial business, re
port; that there is arc-action in po?
litical sentiment in those States. Ile
was surprised to find so great unani?
mity itt favor of the Pr? nient.
Ga the 10th, a negro attempted an
outrage on a Miss Guim?, near Ma
sonville, l>avis County. Kentucky,
liewa- caught, confessed his guilt,
und wa i m m?diat ely hung by the en?
income returns will not be allowed
to ht; published m future, nor will
am journal or individual he allow ed
in t'ut.iie ko male II copy of them.
P. B. Grattan, an eminent lawyer
ol Hiclimond, hus been appointed
report, i ot' thc Virginia Court of Ap
a Paris architect, bellowing an
??lea from the lennans, has invented
a brick which hardens with time and
completely rosi ?td humidity.
The Woolen Mills, New ork, liav<
l.n <h I roved I ?a $U)0,000
Mortgages asid Conveyances of Beal Es?
tate for ?ale at thia office.
We are indebted to E. W. Lyle*, Esq.,
Mail Agent on the Charlotte Hoad, for
copies of New York and Richmond papers,
ahead of the mail.
TUK RCUNINO OK COIATMBIA.-Au iuioi
eating account ol the "Sack and Destruc?
tion .>r the City of Columbia, S. C.," ha?
just been issued, in pamphlet form, fr(?m
the Tficenlx a team power pre*??, order
can bo Riled to any extent. Kingle copies
CoOKT ov AITKAI.8.-The Court, on Tues?
day, waa occupied in hearing the caso of
the Bank of Charleston TM. the Bank of th?-^*
Stat?. Mr. Wilkinaon, followed by Attor?
ney-General Kayne, heard on behalf of the
appellee. Mr. Yeadon in reply for appal?
lan t, without concluding.
BOOK AND JOB PKINTTSO.-The Ptuxuir
office is now fully supplied with carda,
colored and white paper, colored ink, wood
type, etc., and is now iu condition to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
in the shortest possible time. Give ns a
"Bnx Aar." - We are indebted to tho
publisher, Mr. Mullaley, tho editor of the
New York Metropolitan Record, for a copy
of a work entitled "Bill Arp -so-called- a
Side Show of the Southern Side of the
We have published, in the Phoenix, a
number oT these letters, ami they have
been almost universally pubbshed by the
presa of tho South, and have stamped tho
author, C. II. Smith, Esq., as one of the
beet humorous writers in the country.
These letters, now collected and published
in neat permanent form, and appropriately
illustrated, will doubtless meet with au ex?
tensive ?ale. Thc motto of the author is
"I'm a good Union tuan, so-called, but I'll
bet on Dixie so long us she's got a dollar."
The pi ic. of this volume is tl.SO.
Il MOI L'f KOK A "I.oe vi.." Tho local of
the Phimis ia sometimes hard up for au
item, Lut reutet? his poverty of invention.
The local of thu Wheeling (Va.) Register,
however, ia not so barren. He gets off th?
"As a gentleman was passing along
fourth stieet. yesterday, he passed a place
wln i-e a humber of boys were playing
marbles, one of them, in shooting hia
marble, ole veil v put it under the gentle?
man's foot. The gentleman slipped and
stumbled against a lady, also passing, pre?
cipitating lier, along with himself, upon a
large hog, who was examining the cutter
geographically for debris. The hog, fright?
ened out of Iiis propriety, bolted off and
ran bot ween the legs of another gentlc
inau, who, in fallin?, frightened a span of
In.raes attached to a wagon in an alley. A
man who was in a carpenter shop near by
was about to light a cigar, and upon start?
ing up to ?<?o what waa tho mattor, dropped
bia lighted match among the shavings, and
a tire came near being originated. Thus
ended this budget of accidents for the
"TUK LOST CA?SK." From the publish?
ers, 12. J!. Treat .V. Co., .b>. 054 Broadway,
Sew York, we have received specimen
pages of the forthcoming History of the
War of the Confederates, by Edward A.
I'ollard, Ks,j., author of "Black Dia?
monds," Ac, and late editor of the Rich?
ill..ml Examiner. ?fTho distinguished
ability of thc author, and his excellent op?
portunities for statistical and other infor?
mation in reference to his subject ia a
guarantee that the work will be invaluable
as history, and desirable as an addition to
tho literature of the South. It will be
comprised in one large octavo vol?me of
nearly eight hundred pages, including
twenty-four steel portraits of prominent
Confederate leaders; and will contain a
full ami authentic account of the riso and
progress of the lato Southern Confederacy,
the campaigns, battles and incidents in th?
most gigantic struggle in the world'a his?
tory. It will he published only by aub
S KW A10 hivrisKiiKNTs. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the first
A. lt. Phillips-Attractive Auction.
T. B. Crews Tri-Weekly Hack Line.
1). T. Harvey- Horses, Slides, Ac.
Fisher & Heinitsh -New Supplies.
E. Sill- Pure Mountain Whiskey.
T. < rowlev -Cows for Sale.
TERKIBT.K Tole*ADO.-A terrific tor?
nado, at Honesdale, Pa., swept over
the borough on hist Monday evening.
Thc great bridge spanning the Lieck -
awanus at Sixth street was lifted
bodily from its foundation, and fell
into the river a mass of ruins. A
number of barns, out-houses, etc.,
were demolished. Trees and sticks of
timber filled the air. The course of
the tornado was West to East, thence
South, and finally towards the North?
east. No lives were lost.
Thc Marion Crescent, of the 30th,
We hear a good deal of complaint
of the injurious effects of the wet
weather upon the cotton crop.
The crops, too, have become very
grassy, requiring the utmost efforts
to put them in a clean condition.
This is rendered improbable in some
instances, owing to the refusal of the
freedmen to work, as in times that
are pone. On one plantation eight
left at once.
The Richmond and Petersburg
Railroad Bridge over tho James
Uiver, burned April 3, 1866, has been
rebuilt. The first regular train went
across it on Saturday night last.
The Louisiana cotton crops are
calculated nt one-half of fast month's
estimate. The corn crops are looking
well. Tho sugar crops, where plant
ed. ure abundant.