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Wednesday Morning, June 20V1886.
A Delusion. .
Recent despatches would Indicate
that the Fenian Brotherhood had b?
come somewhat elated at tlie acfciOu
taken in the House of Representa?
tives in Congress; thinking- it possi?
ble that this movement might result
ia the repeal of the neutrality laws
between this country and Great Bri?
tain, t Th? Irish are proverbially
sanguine, but in this iustanee they
have' thrown overboard ^common
^Senae, if they dream, for a moment,
that there' is any sincerity in thc de?
magogues in that body, and that
they had any other objects in view
than the censure of tho President,
and a bait to win tho favor and
votes of the Feninns throughout the
Bad and blind as the radicals are,
they are not so blind as not to see i
thar the repeal of these laws would j
immediately involve the country iu a j
war with England. We sympathize
iu the aims and objects of the men
who desire to liberate their country. 1
but as a citizen of the United States, j
as A friend to thc cause of Ireland,
we can see nothing but. the wildest
folly in this raid on neighboring
r foreign territory. Even d' the raid
had beon successful, we do not know
how it could have in any way tended
to tlie liberation of Ireland.
But what we meant to warn tho
Fenians of, is the utter fallacy of any
hope from the passage of any bill or
resolution repealing tho neutrality
laves. There is no truth or honesty
in the dominant faction, and there is
no reason to doubt that, even if they
were fool-hardy enough to pass any
such measure, tho President would
veto it. The country cannot, at this
time, afford to plunge into war, to
aid any vain effort to invade a neigh?
boring territory, without any advan?
tageous object in view, to any body,
or any cause. The President, it is
true, might have issued a premonito?
ry proclamation, but when the overt
act was committed, he was prompt,
not Only in proclaiming, but in neting, \
and we believe, so long as our treaty
stipulations are in existence, the .
whole country will sustain him iu en
forcing them. But in this instance j
it would have been much better had j
he moved in the incipiency of this j
attempted invasion, as it was no so- !
cret that it was contemplated.
STAY LAW.-While our highest
State Court has declared our stay law
unconstitutional, North Carolina has j
passed, on its second reading, a simi- j
lar ordinance. Speaking of this law, j
the Raleigh Sentinel BAJA:
"Most of the day, on yesterday,
was consumed by the Convention in 1
the discussion ot tho various amend- \
meuts proposed to Judge Howard's
bill. It passed its second reading, i
and-we judge from tho vote-it will
become a law, with slight amend?
ment, as it came from the committee." ;
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THU NETXTKAnrrr LAW. -The sixth
section of the neutrality law of the
United States, passed in 1818, which, ;
it is alleged, has been violated by ,
the Fenians in their demonstration
against Canada, contains thc follow?
"That if any person shall, within
the territory or jurisdiction of the
United States, begin to set on foot,
or provide or prepare the means for
any military expedition or enterprise,
to be carried on from thence against
the territory or dominions of any
foreign prince or State, or of any
colony, district OT people, with whom
the United States aro at peace, every
person so offending shall bo deemed
guilty of a high misdemeanor, and
shall be fined not exceeding three
thousand dollars, and imprisoned not
more than three years."
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FROM MEXICO.- The New York
Herald's Mexican correspondence isl
dated in the city of Mexico, June 3,
and Vera Cruz, June ~>. It says tlie
departure of Santa Anna for the
United States has caused great sur?
prise, and was received by the Libe?
rals with great joy and by the Impe?
rialists with manifest uneasiness. It.
is said that Gen. Vidaurri proposes
visiting the United States. Six more
rebel exiles at the colony of Carlotta
had been captured by the Lib?rala.
The Imperial Council are continually
exchanging ideas on the important
subject of how not to stay behind
when the soldiers go away. The State
of Chihuahua is now entirely rid of
the presence ol' the Imperialists, A
deplorable state of affairs exist.-, in
Siualoa, Tlacatalpam and elsewhere,
brought about by tho ruthless -vat
tare waged by Maximilian.
Robert E. !<*?-.
We did uot tkiuk; that tb? moa*
malignant radical sheet iu th ia-who}*
eauutry could pub??h auch a . para?
graph as tho following. It is from ?
paper which has. already attained au
unenviable notoriety for it? prostitu?
tion to party rancor; but had RS kt hus
heeu, we ?lid not think there was ii
mimi so perveted as to pen the fol?
lowing about that christian chieftain,
whom friend und foe alike, since hi?
surrender, lias honored with fitting
tributes of commendation for his
many noblo qualities. We quote the
malignant'? language, that we may
give the reply of one of his own city,
papers to the foul fling at a mun
whose noble character the. Gazette
"Robert E. Lee broke his oath of
fidelity to the Government that gave
him his education, and took command
of the armies which killed tons of
thousands of its defenders. He has
not been punished. Isaac Dorgaii, a
former slave of Lee's, was arrested
in Boston the other day, for stealing
clothing and jewelry from his em?
ployer in that city. He was very
properly locked up. Yet it is hardly
fair that the great villain should es?
cape scott free, while his humble
imitator in rascality should bo sum?
marily dealt with. If Isaac deserve*
imprisonment, what should bo done
The Cincinnati Commercial answers
tliis carping cf the Gazette very point?
edly as follows:
"There arc, no doubt, a good
many persons in the world with no
moro sense than to suppose that the
above is u smart paragraph, Robert
E. Lee surrendered to Lieutenant
General Cirant, on the condition that
he was not to be disturbed by the
United States authorities, provided
he returned home und obeyed the
laws. He did return home and has
obeyed the laws, and. therefore, ac?
cording to his agreement with Grant,
he has not been disturbed. People
who arc whining because he has not
been punished, are simply displaying
their own ignorance, or are reproach?
ing General Grant. They were pro
bably very glad of it when Lee sur?
rendered, aud uttered no complaint
about the terms, and recognizing tia
fact that tho rebels had thrown dowi
their arms and dispersed, as the mat
ter of the pith of the moment. Since
the conclusion of the war they hav?
dev ? liped a violent propensity foi
shedding blood. Judge Underwood
who knows very little of law, and hui
not much sense, was quite anxious ti
have the distinction of trying leadin;
traitors, and had a large number o
them indicted. He was stopped bj
the Government, whose honor liai
been pledged by Lieutenant-Genera
Grant that the men included in term
of surrender .should not be disturbed
It may be unfortunate that manyo
the Southern military leaders hav
not been hanged, but the war closei
as it did on consid?r?t iou that the;
wore to be let alone, and that's ni
end of it.'"
We cfo not believe that there is an
other mau in this broad land, beside
the writer of the above offensiv
paragraph, that believes Robert V.
Lee is capable of breaking any catii
He rallied to the cause his nativ
State had espoused, believing thu
cairne to be right, aud believing, toe
that Iiis allegiance and service wei
due to her first asa sovereign State t
A BONNET. -Auna Cora Kitchi
(Mowatt) resides in London at pr?
sent, ami is a regular corresponde!
of the New York News. From ht
last letter, we extract the followin
paragraph, descriptive of n new hoi
net, which may lie interesting to 01
lady reader.-, :
Everybody knows that ladies hav
ceased to wear bonnets, and that th?:
apologize for th<? omission by cove
ing the crown of the head with a tin
bit of ornamented lace or other m
terial. or flat bouquet. As we do n<
doubt that American la?lies have be-,
as bewitched as the French and Ku;
lish by this new mode, we beg to d
scribe to them one of these subs!
tutes for a bonnet, which waa certai
ly as poetio a bit of millinery as w
ever invented. The supposed bonn
was entirely composed of a group
full blown blush roses- it had a whi
veil, and we must imagine that OJ
of the roses had been blown to piee
by the wind, for the leaves wer?; sen
tered over the veil, to which tin
lightly clung, producing an effect
natural that one could scarcely he
expecting to see them shaken off bl
movement of tin: head.
Tin' Washington City Iiej>ublicn
i Adm., j ot Thursday, says:
Fifty thousand copies ol' the rep?
of the Committee on Reconstructs
arc to lie printed at the expense
the country, and tho franking prr
leg-? is soon to be set in motion, a;
the land is ere longto be flooded wi
this made-up, one-sided, prejudic
and partisan "concoction. This de
not nt all surprise us, as we ha
always regarded the committee its
as a caucus created for political pi
poses, ami its report ia nothing rn?
or less than au electioneering do?
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eUeraw and Coalfield* Railroad.
La (elation to thia important on?
to rp nae the Ben?etaville Herald
The President of this road-Maj.
B. I). Townsend-returned hore> on
Friday" last, after au absence of ten
Jays. ^ ,
Wt- nnderstundBrrom him that, in
company with OSL Macfarlan, ex
President, they passed over the
entire rout? of this road and the
Chatham Railroad, that it? to run in
inmediate connection. It is graded
ton miles, to the North Carolina line,
and surveyed and located the entire
distance. Twenty-three m?es above
Ch era w it crosses the Wilmington,
Charlotte and Rutherfordton Rail
road, which will probably be extend
ed from Wilmington to that poiot
daring the present year; and about
ten miles farther on it crosses tin
Great Pee Dee, just at the junction ol
Little River, and within two miles ol
Stanback's Ferry. Thence, proceed?
ing iu a North-Easterly directioE
through Richmond and Montgo.-icrj
Counties, over a broken but beaut i
fnl and flourishing country, it passe*
into Moore County, crosses sonn
twelve or fifteen miles of sandy pine
ridges, to the source of McLelhvn'i
Creek, the valley of which it follow?
to Deep River, crosses that strean.
into Chatham County, and thenc<
following its course to the Guli
where it terminates--eighty-five
miles from Cheraw.
Here thc Chatham Railroad start:
in immediate connection, and follow
iiifz Deep River down some fifteei
miles to its junction with Haw River
at Haywood, it strikes off in nearb
a straight line for Raleigh, where i
terminates, forty-five miles from tin
Gulf. It will thus be seen that th?
two roads, when completed, will pu
Haleigh in immediate and direct cnn
noction with Cheraw and Charles
ton-the distance to Cheraw bein?,
Tho Chatham Road is graded fo
about thirty miles, and most of tie
cross-ties are on the spot.
This road, we think, is certain ti
be built; and, probably, within th
ensuing year the ears will be ninnim
from Raleigh to the Gulf- the uppe
and of the Cheraw und Coalfield
Road. Her?', too, the Western Rail
road from Fayetteville, N. C. to th
The supply ol' coal in this regio:
is said to be inexhaustible for geln
rations to come, lt is a soft bit um:
nous coal, identical iu quality wit
the famous New Castle coal. lt
resources, however, ar?- not contine
to eoal; inexhaustible supplies of iro
ore are to bt> found, copper iu abm
dance, and gold is also being succ?s!
fully mined. All that is now wan
ing is the means of transportai01
which we trust will be speedily ?'<>n
The Kin op? J?.o War.
The billowing extract from an a
tilde in the London Times will gb
our readers :i clearer view of tl
military situation in Kn ri ?pc. thu
any thing wc could collate or coi
dense from the multifarious d
spatches that come to us by ll
steamers arriving almost daily ir..
Austria is so strong in soldiers tb
sb?? is n<>t afraid of war, and so poi
in money that she cannot aflb
delay. She can strike heavy blow
but they must be dealt at on ?ie. 'I
a certain extent, this is the ease wi
all three ol the powers. The in
sian Government alone has enh
tained an expectant policy, and t!
is probably due more to domestic d
acuities than to any natural inclin
tiou. Unless the well meant ellen
of the neutral States compose the
disputes, wu shall be spectators of
conflict lamentable beyond all pre<
clent. But we may bc consoled 1
the reflection that we have ns
every eft ort to prevent it. Two vcr
and a half ago thc Government
this country protested against t
inarching ?d' an Austro-Prussian foi
into the Duchies, and now the Pr.
sinus of Schleswig will possibly
set in motion to expel the Austria
from Holstein. lt is in this quarti
probably, tho war, if it is to con
will first break out. The convoi
lion ot' the Holstein States is a din
defiance of Prussia, and it remains
be .-'-en whether she will permit
Prussia, ns taras regards the Du chi
bas, indeed, all tho military udvi
tages on her side. The Austrian coi
of occupation is quite unsupportt
and may be expelled or forced to i
pitulate at the pleasure of the enen
Should Prussia consider the act
Austrian legitimate cause of war. 1
first effort will, ii.? doubt, be to .se
the Southern Duchy, and thus
gain actual possession of the \vh
country in dispute. Th Austr:
corps, ?? attacked, will probal
retire from thc Duchy into neut
territory, alter such a resistance
will satisfy its militar, honor. 1
should Prussia inflict on her enc
this great humiliation, i; will nut
with impunity. Austria has in 1
bernia one of the finest armies o
assembled, and is evidently not
disposed to employ it. It is use]
to speculate on the result of ct
paigns, but of this we may be sn
that this unhappy war is itktdy b>
one <?f th?- most calamitous that e
desolated Europe. The combata
ure almost equally matched. The
vantage which Austria has in num?
bers is compensated hy the national
U_nity of her opponents' forces. The
officers on both sietes are brave and
skillful, the soldiers ?ll that discipline
can make them. The mere expense
of keeping such masses of men in the
field must drain the resources of the
belligereut States to the utmost. Nor
can wo seo any reason lo suppose
that such decided success will wait on
either army as to bring the struggle
toa speedy termination. Should the
combatants fail to he reconciled by
their neighbors or their own good
j sense or humanity, the old battle?
fields of Saxony may again be stained
j with dorman blood, and Germany be
exhausted by a more fatal war than
any recorded in her annals.
!'ri.(i!i Life of Mc. Dari?.
' Lieutenant-*, lolouel John 1. Craven,
M. IX. late United States Surgeon,
i and, for many mouths, physician to
I Jeffersou Davis, has just issued a
! volume, in New York, which will be
greedily sought after and read with
j interest in every section of thc couir
! try. Tl ie New York World, of Satur?
day, makes copious extracts from this
volume, covering fifteen columns of
, tluit journal. We give our readers,
I to-day. the author's official account
; as to how Mr. Davis was put in ?rous:
"Well?" said Mr. Davis, t?s they
. entered, slightly raising his head.
"1 have an unpleasant duty to per
I form, sir," -ytid Captain Titlow; and,
j n? he spoke, the senior blacksmith
; took the shackles from his assistai:'.
] Davis leaped instantly from his re?
cumbent attitude, a ll tish passing ovei
his face for a moment, and then hi*
countenance growing livid and rigid
: as death. '
fie gasped for breath, clutching hi?
throat with thc thin lingers ot his
right hand, and then, rei overing liim
self slowly, while his wasted i'tgur?
towered np to its full height -now ap
pearinji to swell with indignation, am
then to -li i i ul; with terror, as h?
i glanced from the captain's faceto tin
shackles -he said, slowly ami with :
laboring chest :
"My God! VOM cannot have beci
sent to ?ron ni*??''
..Such are my orders, ?ir," repliet
the oitici r. beckoning the blacksmith
to npproaeh, who stepped forward
unlocking the padlock and preparitu
the letters to do their office. 'Ches
fetters were of heavy iron, piebald;
five-eighths of an inch in thickues?
: and connected together by a chain >
: like weight. 1 believe tin y are HIM
in the possession of Major-Geuen
Miles, and will form an iuterestin
"This is too monstrous," groane
the prisoner, glaring hurriedly arouu
the room, as i!' for some weapon e
means of self-destruct ion. -,l <lt
maud, Captain, that you let nie -,
the commanding officer. Cnn i.
pretend that such shackles are r?
quired lo .secure the sale custody of
weak old man, so guarded, and i
such a fori as this?"
..lt could serve no purpose," r<
plie.I Captain Titlow; .?Iiis urd??i
are from Washington, as min? ai
"lint lie cal: telegraph." i literpos?
Mr. Davis, eagerly; "there must 1
som?1 mistake. No such outrage :
you threaten me with is on record i
the history of nations. Beg him to t>
egraph, aud delav until he answers
"My orders are peremptory," sa
the officer, "ami admit of no ?lela
For your own sake, let nm advise y?
. b> still m i I with patience. As a sold ie
Mr. Davis, von know i must execn
''These are not orders for
soldier." -hooted th?? prison?1!-, losii
all control of himself. ..Tiny a
orders for a jailor -for a 'nangula
Winch IM soldi, i Ul allie, a SWt>!
shoulil accept ! I teil you. the wor
will ring with tin- disgrace. Tl
war i-> over; the South is c?>iiipiere
I have no longer any country b
America, ami if i- for the honor
America, as tor my own honor ai
. lit'.-, that I plead against this degra.l
tion. Kill me! kill me!" he ?ii
passionately, throwing his arm; v. i
open and exposing his breast, "rath
than inflict r?n me, and "ii my peoj
through me. tisis insult worse th
"1X> your linty, blacksmith," sr.
iii?- officer, walking toward the et
brasure, as if not caring to wi tm
tho performance, '"lt only gives i
creased pain ??u all shies to pro tn
this ?nt? rvi ?. w. "
At flies?? \v??r?ls. the blacksmith ;
vaned with the shackles, and seei
that tho prisoner had mic foot up
! the chair near hi:? bedside, his ri?:
hand resting on the back of it, t
brawny mechanic made an ntten
to slip ??nc nt' the shackles over t
ankle so raised; but, as if with t
j vehemence and strength which frei.
can impart even t<> the \veak?;st in
1 lid. Mr. Davis suddenly sci.; .i his
? sn i lan < and hui led him half way uer
i On this Capt Titlow turned, ri
; seeing that Davis had backed agni
. the wall for further resistant*! . bej
b> remonstrate, pointing oui in bri
clear language tba! this eoiirsc *
madness, ii ; it I lhat order . niu.i
enforced at nn\ cost. "Why e?>m
. nie," he said, "lo ?.\ \ tho further
dignity ? i' personal violence t"
i necessity of vom- bein;; ironed."
j "1 am a prisoner ol v.v.r," tier?'
: retorted Davis; "I have been n ?oh
m the armies of America, and kr
how lo the ( ?nlv kill me, and
last breath shall ? ? bleasingon v
head. But while 1 huve hie and
strength to resist, for myself and for
my people, this thing aimil not bo
Hereupon Captain Titlow called in
a sergeant and file of soldiers from
the next room, and the sergeant ad?
vanced to seize the prisoner. Imme?
diately Mr. Davis flew on him, seized
his musket, and attempted to wrench
it froin his grasp.
Of course such a scene could have
but one issue. There was a short,
passionate scuffle. Tn a moment
Davis was thrown upon his bcd. and
before his four powerful assailants
removed their hands from him, tho
blacksmith and his assistants had
doue their work-one seeuriug the
rivet on the right ankle, while tho
other turned the key in the padlock
on tho left.
This done, Mr. Davis lay for a mo?
ment asfif iu stupor. Then slowly
raising himself and turning round, he
dropped his shackled feet to the floor.
The harsh 'dank of the striking chain
eems first to have recalled him to his
situation, and dropping his face into
his hands, he burst into a passionate
flood of sobbing, rocking to and fro,
andmutteringat brief intervals: "Ob.
the shame, the shaine!"
The next day, (May 24,) the doctor
found Mr. Davis, very naturally, in a
state of mental and bodily irritation,
and suffering from chronic neuralgia,
which had "destroyed the sight of
his right eye." The shackles were
removed in five days, by thc urgent
advice of bis physician, ho being too
iii and feeble to bear them. He was
allowed a walk of an hour on thc
ramparts in dune, though at first so
feeble he was unable to stand on
his feet more than half an hour, lu
August, while suffering from erysipe?
las and carbuncle, he was removed tc
more comfortable quarters in Carrol!
Hall. Not having the work bcfori
us, we can only say of his treatment
from June to November what is said
in the review, that Mr. Davis con
tiuually complained of his d?t?rior?t
ing heaitb. and protested against tin
rigor and indignity of his treatment
us the head of six millions of peoph
and a prisoner refused impartial trial
His prison fare, too coarse for one ii
his sensitive health, was improved b^
supplies from the doctor's table. Hi
was not allowed the use of knife o
fork, and all his letters were inspect
ed by the Government.
Severe oik Kuymoiict.
The Nittiotutl intelligencer, o
Thursday, is severe on Raymond, o
his letter to thc Times, au extrae
from which wc published yesterday
'I'h . intelligencer deines emphaticall
that the President has changed on
iota in his restoration policy. 1
execrates Raymond in the two fo
lowing opening paragraphs, which w
quote from the article alluded to:
A letter from Washington, signe
ii., winch appeared in the New Yoi
Times of yesterday, has created som
speculation as to what R. stands fo
If for renegade or recreant, then tl
word Raymond is synonymous wit
both those terms. Their precii
meaning, as set down by Webster,
"one faithless to principle." Tl
appearance, a day or two sine?', <
one of his apostatizing articles as
leader in the Chronicle, which hr
blackened him and his paper throng]
out thc session, was the infallib
sign, to our mind, that tho organ ?
thc star chamber cabal had some ii
formation in the premises not voile'
.s ti. d to the public. As a "ren?gat
is worse than ten Turks," lot us su
gest, that in caae Mr. Stevens' illue
continues, (a thing wc profound
regret, since that a direct and opt
foe is to be honored, when a treach
rous ally is to be execrated,) M
l?aymoiid shall ta!.?.: bis place
chairman of tho central junt
Pt i hap.? ho may supply the desider
twin ot ibo Philadelphia Xbrth Am
ci ui, which says that, " during tl
present session, only the ability ai
commanding powers of Mr. Steve
haw kop; the majority (Irmly unite
and when he was absent no oi
se.-m--! to po--.-sl.is skill and deb.
Accordingly, we turn over to t
radicals in the House this ineffal
political Judas, this most modern ii
personation of al! political snbtlef
mischief, hvpocrisv and perfid
file;, will receive" him. donbtle
with ii warm embrace, but we shoo
not so far presume ou such utter !<
ot numb sentiment, even in a vei
and degem rate age, as to suppose 1
a moment (hat while the disunioni:
ii! like Ibo treachery they will i
sc. rn the traitors.
\\ .? could till our columns with i
ecrpts from the New York i'm
sustaining the President's policy
reconstruction, or rather, of h?
representation in Congress, lt ev
urged tho abolition of the test <>a
Mr. Uaynioiid's speeches, thou
more and more shuffling, shiftii
and lame ami impotent as time \v?
on. h ive bet ?i on thc whole au tai
mst..- to bis rotes, which, at t
critical moment, were so astoundi
to men .?;' honor and principle, tl
(he suspicion was al once aroused
!!... effect fha! his continued profes;
udhesi HI to the course of the Vdm
?st rat iou marked a fell purpose t>>
fiidioiisly "instil those fooling"1*'
doubt, uncertainty and distrust t
st' .il nv. p and blast the counsels
\ I". Stewart has agents abu
purchasing works of ait for Iiis t
house in Fifth Avenue.
Mortgages and Conveyauc? :? .>! lie?* b.*
tate fur ?ale'at this office.
NEW t:??ODS. Messrs. Abele?, Myers A
t?o. aiivjertide auotlitr U<t <.f goodu III their
line, ?'all ;tt the "up-town stove," and
examine for yourselves.
DOOK ANO Jon PKISTI.NO.-The Plneuij
office is now fully ?applied willi cunt.
colored :iii(l white paper,colored ink, wo.nl
type, etc., Kiel i? in condition to execute, all
ipanner of book aud job printing i" the
?hortest possible time. .
TUE BCBNTNO or COLUMBIA. An inter?
esting account ol thc "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," has
just been issued, iu pamphlet form, boru
the Phum cz power pre??. Orders tilled to
any extent. Single eopieH SO cents.
A VJSOKTABLB Ctraio?rrr.-We have been
?le ... a corn-stalk, with a smalhuized ear
o .o. i on top. having tassel and silk conl?
oi but minus the ?huck. The curious
can examine it at the ?tore of thc Messrs.
I Jack-on. oil Plain street.
To COSUSDBCM MANCFACTOBKBS.-The
'..lohimy Reh. Minstrel?" advertise a con?
cert for Thursday u* cuing, at which they
propose to give a handsome prize Tor th?
best original conundrum. A? this will bo
their last concert in Columbia, for thu
present, they will doubtless have a crowd?
At the opening of the Provost Court,
yesterday morning, Capt. Clarke, (of the
15th Muiuu Volunteers, i who has been act?
ing as Provost Judge, announced that he
had been relieved, and Lieut. J. W. God?
man, of Co. F, Otb Unit< d State? Infantry,
had been appointed tb the position. Tho
Court was then adjourned until thia morn?
ing, at IO o'clock. Capt. Clarke ha? made
a number of friends in this community, by
his gentlemanly manner?, and strict ad
herence to duty.
'.TUL: LA>"D WE LOVE." -Wehaveieceived
from the publisher No?. I aud ll of th.a
neat and well-edited Southern monthly.
lt is published in Charlotte, N. C., under
the editorial management of the ex-Con?
federate General, V. H. Hill. To judge
from the content? of the numbers before
us, the General prove? himself au fait with
the pen a? with the ?word. As the sub?
scription price is reasonable, the magazine
will doubtless receive an extensive patron?
age. ?Send for n specimen.
M.ui. Ann VNV.EMENTS.-The Po?t Office i?
open during the week from 8 a. m. to 1 p.
m. and from bk p. m. to 7 p. m. On Sun?
day, from ?5 to 'J a. va.
Northern mail open? 8 a. m.: close?2^ p. m.
Southern ?' ?Ap.m.: " 9 p.m.
Charleston " of p. in.; " 9 p.m.
Greenville K. U. ' ? 8~ a. m. : " SA p. m.
Edgefield " 8 a.m.; " 8*p. m.
AH mails close on Sunday at ii p. ni.
NEW AnvEieriSEMEXTS. -Attention ra call?
ed to the following adveitiaernent*. which
are published this morning for the firot
E. E. Jackson -Kerosene Lamps.
Fisher A Hemitsh - Fresh Arrivai?.
H. Robertson- Mule Stolen.
Ja?. Peckham-Valuable Lot?.
Levin A Peixotto-Residence, Mule?, Ac.
C. P. Jackson - Palmetto Hat?.
T. Ii. Crew? - Ha?k Line.
Abele?, Myer? A Co.-Sixth Arjival.
Johnny Rebs.- Last Concert.
A. Reckling -Mattress Making, etc.
John Stork - Renting Stalls postponed.
BETTES LATETHAN NEVER.-If your teeth
are going, and you have not yet tried^he
"Sozodont" as a preservative, try it now.
Abandon all other dentifrices, and give it
a fair chain e; it is guaranteed to be a?
li?.ini-ess a? water.
COTTON PICKED BV MACHINERY.
One oT the greatest difficulties expe?
rienced by planters, in the culture
of colton, has been tho time and la?
bor required to gather the full amount
raised, as it is well known that many
more hands are necessary to pick the
crop than is required to plant and
This difficulty of gathering all the
crop seems to have been obviated by
a new and novel machine, which ia
claimed by thc inventor, Mr. Howe, _
to pick at least three times as fast as
by hand, thus securing to the planter
his full crop iii much less time and
in better order than before; and he
also claims that, by this mode of
picking, the market value of the cot?
ton is enhanced several per cent.
The machine is a very simple, light
piece of mechanism, weighing about
two pounds. The part which gathers
the cotton is a small steel chain, so
ingeniously constructed that it may
be twisted in dozens of parts and as
speedily pul together without injury.
This chaiu-gnfherer or picker of the
cotton passes through a hollow tube,
one end of which empties iuto the
customary picking-bag, while the
other is passed from boll to boM0by
the hand with great rapidity. Tho
cotton is freed from the gatherer by
a novel proc 'ss. The motive power
of the machine is obtained bv a sim?
ple contrivance midway of the tube.
The cha in-gatherer has a discrimi?
nating power, foreign substances,
leaves and trash being rejected, 1>ut
tie cotton, to use an army phrase, i i
gobbled np with amazing quickness.
[.*>/. I."Uis Desi><tleh.
i'.righam Voting's sixty-fifth birth?
day was celebrated on Saturday, by
tin leading Mormons now in New
York, who dined together at the Me?
tropolitan hotel. The health of
"Brother Brigham" was of course
pledged, bat it is to be hoped foi
sobriety's sake that the company did
not drink to each of his wives