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Friday Morning, June 22,1866.
TU* Next Move.
Governor Curtin ha?, with indecent
haste, issued a circular to the Go?
vernors of the Northern and Western
States, to assemble their respective
Legislatures in extra session, for the
parp?se of ratifying the last constitu?
tional amendment of Thad. Stevens.
The so-called. Southern Stales are
ignored in this invitation, with per?
haps the exception of Tennessee,
which wm be promised admission on
the condition of ratifying the amend?
This move is so well arranged that
it must be the offspring of the brain
of the Head-Centre himself. The
present Legislatures, mostly radical,
are to pass upon this outrageous
measure, and the voice of the people
entirely ignored. But this is of a
piece with all the shrewdness, chi
chanery and rascality which thus far
have characterized the counsels and
the action of tho radical party. But
this movement, cute as it appears to
be, betrays innate weakness, a fear to
trust the people of their own States
in the decision of this important
question. Their record for the past
seven months has been so blurred
and daubed, that they dare not go
before their own constituents with its
soiled pages in their hands.
As to this fresh insult to the South?
ern States, it is useless to descant
upon it. They are powerless to do
anything; the Constitution to which
they were accustomed in times gone
by to turn to, as .their shield and
protection, is a dead letter, and daily
perverted to the base uses and pur?
poses of the majority in Congress.
That document says no State, without
its consent, shall be deprived of its
equal suffrage in the Senate; but
what care Thad. Stevens and his fol?
lowers for that? True, they swore to
support that Constitution, but the
higher law under which they act ab?
solves them from the minor sin of
Prlwii L.ife In m. Republic
The revelations made by Surgeon
Craven in relation to the treatment of
Mr. Davis in Fortress Monroe, will
startle, if not astound, the civilized
world. That such treatment will re?
ceive the ?censure and condemnation
of every friend of humanity, whe?
ther in America or elsewhere, cannot
The scene descriptive of the fet?
tering of the distinguished prisoner
is one that will touch the hearts of
all who are not thirsting for his blood.
Feeble as he was, surrounded by a
powerful guard, in the strongest for?
tress of America, there can be no
shadow of excuse for such an order
to have been issued as to manacle this
invalid captive. It was not for him?
self, but for. the country, that he gave
vent to the agonized cry, "Oh, the
shame, the shame!" He had, a few
minutes before, told the officials, who
were carrying out their orders from
Washington, that the war was over,
the South conquered, and that he
had "no longer any country but Ame?
rica," and requested his keepers to
kill him rather than inflict that insult,
which to him "was worse than
Throughout the whole of this hu
muliating proceeding, the conduct of
Jefferson Davis-the man whp, for
four years, had enjoyed the love and
confidence of the people of eleven
States-will command the admiration
of both friend and foe. The uiomont
ary impulse to resist what he consi?
dered an unwarranted and uncalled
for indignity, soon passed, and left the
same grave, calm and noble demeanor
which always characterized him in
the field and in tho Cabinet.
We have no heart to dwell upon
this first chapter of Dr. Craven's re?
velations. The New York World has
done the eountry a good service in
publishing so freely from this expo?
sition, which has given it, through
the papers, North and South, a more
extensive circulation than the book
could have attained. The simple
reading of the scene narrated in thi*
opening chapter, will have more effect
than any lengthened comment, vio?
lent denunciation or pathetic re?
proaches, be they ever so eloquent,
could possibly have.
James Fagan has been released
from custody by order of the Pre?
sident. This release is final and ab?
??I?i*t br Signed.
A telegram say* that the Secretary
of State positively refuses to semi to
the Governors or Legislatures of the
States the proposed amendment to
the Constitution for ratification,
without the signature and approval
of the Presideut.
Referring to the Constitution of
the United States, Article 1, Section
7, we find these words:
"Every order, resolution or vote,
to which the concurrence of the Se?
nate and House of Representatives
may bo necessary, (except on a ques?
tion of adjournment,) shall be pre?
sented to the President of the United
States, and before the same shall take
effect, shall be approved by him, or,
being disapproved by him, shall be
repassed by two-thirds of the Senate
and House of Representatives, ac?
cording to tho rules and limitations
prescribed in the ease of a bill."
This is clear enough, and certainly
justifies Mr. Seward in bis reported
refusal to forward thc measure just
adopted to the State Governments.
The great amendment to the Consti?
tution, abolishing slavoiy, passed on
the hist day of January, 18G5, went
through the regular course of legisla?
tion in both houses, was sent to the
President, and by him returned ap?
proved. It was afterwards submitted
tx-? the States and ratified. This is a
similar measure, but the radicals aro
afraid of Andrew Johnson and the
unanswerable arguments he would use
in vetoing it, and therefore it is pro?
posed to order the officers of both
houses to forward it to the respective
Such thimble-rigging, we think,
was never witnessed in any legislative
body before. Ignoring a number of
States-ignoring the right of the peo?
ple in every State to bo heard on the
subject-ignoring a plain provision of
the Constitution-they are driving
their measures through at a break?
neck pace, but may find, after idl
their contempt for every other brandi
of the Government, the Supreme
Court, and the United States District
Courts throughout the country, will
be an obstacle they will not overcome
The advices recently from Liver?
pool say, that during the four mouths
ending May 1, the Southern States
of America have furnished fully
one-half of the cotton imported
ituo England from all countries. This
is a significant fact, inasmuch that
every bale of cotton exported is equal
to so much specie, and therefore to
the extent of its value prevents the
immense exhaustion of the precious
metal from this side, which, notwith?
standing the large exportation of cot?
ton, has amounted within a month to
Aud yet this is tho great and go?
verning staple the factious majority
in Congress wish to clog and fetter,
both in its production and exporta?
tion, by a retaliatory tax. We say
rektliauny, for no business interest
in the country requires such a tax,
and it is only imposed to gratify the
malice and spite of the radicals, and,
if possible, to punish the South still
further than she has already suffered.
Could political madness go further?
CHARLESTON ITEMS.-Messrs. W. T.
Wragg, S. Ci. Courtenay and J. F.
O'Neill have been elected Aldermer.
of tho city to supply vacancies.
Lieutenant H. W. Hendricks, o!
the police, and detective officers Far
rell and Cotes have succeed in break
ing up and arresting a large gang o:
burglars and thieves, who will proba
bly bo brought to trial during tin
present term of the Court of Sessions
Tho officers also succeeded in oap
turing all tho working tools o:
the above gang, including chisels
punches, jimmeys, pick-locks, sab
keys and a famous patent pick-lock
with a spring to it, made to fit dooi
keys, and capable of opening a loci
with or without a key on the inside
It has been pronounced ono of th?
most novel and ingenious contriv
anees that hos yet been exhibited
All of the above arc now in jai
awaiting their trials.
On to-day, Friday, 22d inst., at !
o'clock, there will be a solemn requien
mass at St. Paul's Catholic Church
Charleston, for our Catholic soldier
who have fallen in the war.
FENIAN VF.HKTK. An Irish jaunt
ing-car has been constructed ii
Charleston, under the supervision o
Mr. li. Roddin. The frame of th
car is composed exclusively of iron
but excessively light and graceful, nm
the body is perched upon springs o
great elasticity. Font" of the oecu
pants, when the vehicle is full, si
two on each side, and each coupl
with backs to the other. The fifi
party occupies the rear
Font OAe?t In SoiitU Carolina.
Tho following is a list of the post
office? in actual operation in South
Carolina, June 18, 1866:
C. Hawthorn, P. M. ; Doe West, Mil?
ANDERSON-Anderson C. H., Mrs.
Elizabeth Webb, P. M.; Rocky
Ridge, Miss Elizabeth A. Hayn ie;
Shallow Ford, Mrs. L. F. Palmer;
Belton, Miss Mary Strickland.
BARNWEX.1I-Barnwell C. H., Elijah
Li. Sadler; Aiken, George L. Keach;
Blackville, Bernard D. Lange; Mid?
way, Louis A. Burke; White Pond,
Miss O. L. Williams; Johnson's, Ja
BEAUFORT-Beaufort C. H., James
R. Verdier, P. M. ; Port Royal, Charles
CHARLESTON-Charleston, S. G.
Trott; Summerville, Samuel King
man; St. Stephen's Depot, Herman
CHESTERFIELD-Oheraw, Mrs. Eli?
zabeth Graham, P. M.
CHESTER-Chester C. H., John Mc
Caughrin, P. M.
COLLETON-Ridgeville, Mrs. Jose?
phine Cordes, P. M. ; Walterboro,
DARLINGTON-Darlington C. H.,
Janies M. Brown, P. M. ; Cartersville,
E. W. DuBose; Dove's Depot, Na?
than A. Evans; Society Hill, John
ElxJEFrELD-Edgefield C. H., Ed?
ward T. Walker, P. M.
FAIRFIELD-Ridgeway, Wm. Car?
lisle, P. M.
GREENVILLE-Greenville C. H.,
James M. Allen, P. M.
McFeely, P. M.
HORRY- Little River. Thomas C.
Dunn, P. M.
KERSHAW-Camden, Joseph M.
Gayle, P. M.
LANCASTER-Cureton's Store, Tho?
mas R. McGill, P. M. ; Lancaster C.
H., Miss Sarah J. Johnson.
MARION-Floydsville, Mrs. Pennie
O. Floyd, P. M. ; Little Rock, Miss
Sarah Stuart; Marion C. H., Julius
Brown; Mar's Bluff, Margaret A. Wil?
liams; Mullin's Depot, Randolph
MARLBORO-Clio, Mrs. Julia A.
Bristow, P. M.
NEWBERRY-Frog Level, David
Kibler, P. M. ; Newberry C. H., John
F. Laugrove; Pomaria, William Sum?
ORANOEBURO-Oraugeburg C. H.,
Thaddeus C. Hubbell, P. M.
PICKENS-Pickens C. H., Catha?
rine T. Gibson, P. M. ; Piekensville,
Miss Alpha B. Howard; Walhalla,
Christian H. Issertel.
RICHLAND-Columbia, James C.
Jauncy, P. M.
SUMTER-Bishopville, Henry W.
Frazce, P. M. ; Lynchburg, Charles
E. Spencer; Sumter C. H., Wm. C.
SPARTANBURO-Spartanburg C. H..
Frederick Haas, P. M.
UNION-Jonesville, Hesekiah Ward
P. M. ; Uuionville, Wm. T. Sims.
Mrs. Amanda Manheim.
YORK-Fort Mills, Thomas S. Da
vant, P. M.; Rock Hill, Miss Marii
L. Rutland; Smith's Turn Out, Mi
chad Duffy; Yorkville, Mrs. Emib
Tho new postal law just approve?:
by the President, provides that botl
pre-paid and free letters may be for?
warded at the request of tho partj
addresse?!, from one office to another
without additional postage charge
Returned dead letters ore to be sen
back to the writer free of postage.
A despatch to the Augusta Consti
tultonalist, dated Charleston, 2ls
William Highfield, who was sen
fenced to be executed in this citv, tc
morrow, having been fouud guilty o
rape, has been reprieved by the Gc
vernor, on the ground of "lunacy."
THE FENIANS.-The preliminar
examination of the irish prisoners ii
Montreal was in progress on Satur
day. The result, as far as tho evi
dence has been received, is in th
direction of a full commitment fe
The news of the expected war i
Europe, coupled with the lute Fenia
demonstration in Congress, has crt
ated a now bugbear for the Cam
dians to be frightened at. The orde
countermanding the return of th
troops from the border has bee
A Raleigh (N. C.) paper repor
that a largo band of deserters, busl
whackers, robbers and disreputabl
characters generally, have associate
themselves into a regularly organize
"company," under tho leadership ?
a notorious villain named BlaJock, c
John's River, in the Western part <
that State, with the avowed determ
nation of resisting all authorities i
the arrest or punishment of any <
their number for their crimes an
violation of th?' law.
- - ? -
A man has recently gone crazy i
Utica, New York. Tho Cincinna
Commercial attributes it to his coi
finement in t he Confederate prison :
Andersonville, some years ago. Tl
editor of the Commercial exhibi
symptoms of insanity on tho san
subject, but without having seen tl
prison, except in his di-.tempert
South Carolina. Yaukcelie?.
A correspondent of the New York
Times thus writes:
On the islands in the vicinity of
Beaufort, a different state of affairs
exists. The plantations on them
were abandoned early in the war by
the owners, and the freedmen have
been working them more or less ever
since. In some cases, they haye suc?
ceeded admirably, and a few of them
have already become comparatively
independent, but the majority are no
better off now than when they com?
menced. Thc improvident character
of the freedmen led them to spend as
fast as they earned, and the result is,
that they have been obliged to begin
anew every year. They had extrava?
gant notions about planting, and imi?
tated the example of their former
masters. Among other foolish ven?
tures, they raised $20,000, by sub?
scriptions ranging from $15 to 8100
each, and bought a steamboat, giving
a mortgage on the vessel to secure the
payment of another ?10,000. The
idea of owning steamboat stock was
seductive to the minds of these sim?
ple people, so they formed au organ?
ization, which they styled the "Star
Spangled Banner Association," and
made the purchase. Tho boat is now
beached, on St. John's Island, and
the 810,000 mortgage will soon be
foreclosed. They will, therefore, lose
what, to them, is a large amount of
Beaufort is nearly Yankeeized, one
1,alf of the present, residents hailing
from Massachusetts and other New
England States. Previous to the war
it was one of the most exclusive and
aristocratic sea-side resorts in the
South. The Sea Island planters
owned summer residences within itu
limits and would not allow the erec
tiou of a hotel. Sti-ungers, there?
fore, wore excluded from enjoying itc
many beauties and comforts, it is
now noted for its immense number ol
donkey carts, bank ponies, small ne?
groes and pretty Yankee school?
marms, to say nothing about tho sand
and concomitant insects knowu a?
?ea.s. .Many of the Northerners art
leaving now, some going home tc
stay permanently, and others to re
muin during thc summer. The first
thing that attracts attentiou on ap
proaehing the wharf is the larg(
number of darkey children, as wei
as full grown darkey adults. 1 infer
from what I have seen, that one
third of the colored population spent
their time on thc docks continually
Some of the boys and girls exhibite<
evidence of schooling by spelling tin
names of consignees on the expr?s;
and freight packages. They wore al
anxious to carry baggage and do smal
jobs, charging exhorbitantly therefor
but did not evince any desire to go t<
work permanently. There is n<
doubt that the freedmen here an
somewhat demoralized. They hav<
hod among thom, during the war, i
large number of philanthropic ?peen
labors, who, while they made moue;
out of them, instilled foolish ideas o
antagonism towards their old mas
ters. They cull the native white
"rebels" and speak of them as thei
"enemies," and use all the pet phrase
common with their mouoj--mukin?
white friends from the North.
No one will pretend to deny th
fact that there are honest philan
thropists iu the South laboring fo
the benefit of the freedmen, but fror
what I have seen and heard, 1 ar
always half inclined to put a mn
down as a rascal who is engaged ii
aidiug them. It is certainly a ver
suspicious circumstance that many c
the Massachusetts "friends," wh
came down here several years ag
almost penniless, arc now going bac
with plenty of money. The truth <
the matter is, that the freedmen huv
been plundered by land-sharks froi
the North, disguised as friends, wh
are now leaving them to the tend<
mercies of the master they huv
taught them to hate. The foinal
school-teachers, sent down herc b
benevolent associations, are about th
onlv true philanthropists that I tim
and they are often used by outside]
as mediators between them .-nd th
money of tho blacks. It may seei
strange to some that the blacks ai
now so poor, when they have in man
inshmces worked hard mid faithfull
during the past few years; but it
easily accounted for when it is know
that their friends have grown rid
Instead of economy, they have bee
taught to be extravagant, for it oui
needed au example in order to dev
lop astounding wasteful abilitie
Their tastes for bright collars, swee
meats, jewelry, buggy-ridiug, un
"fast things" generally, have prov?,
a perfect mino to tho false men i
whom they trusted.
-*-? ^ ? ??
A raid was made on the stores ar
booths, at City Point, Va., on Thur
day last, by u number of soldiers b
longing to thc 12th (white) Unit?
Stab's Infantry. lt appears that, <
Thursday night, several soldiers a
tempted to break into a shop oed
pied by an Israelite, who tired <
them, wounding one seriously. ll
comrades then attacked the place
foree, beat th?> proprietor severe
and gutted tho store. Not colite
with this, they broke into sever
other stores and carried off thc ?'o
tents. Tb?; commandant of the po
is much censured. Tim negro trooj
on duty behaved well, and refused
participate in the robbery. The
was a perfect stampede of the sho
keepers h> Petersburg, tho next ?ht
Strong coffee, clear u?> milk
sugar-cupful taken every fiftei
minutes, will cure cholera, it is sai
At Nashville in the habeas corpus
case, the Freedmen's Bureau, before
Judge Connelly F. Trigg, of tho
United States Court, the Judge
decided that most of the powers
vested in the Bureau were 'given by
military orders, and the war having
been officially declared at an end,
that organization was virtually power?
less as to all cases involving eivil
A New Orleans paper says: "We
are glad to be able to announce that
in answer to au appeal made by his
! Excellency Governor Moore, and W.
J A. Walker, president of the Board of
Levee Commissioners, to Gen. Baird,
in behalf of the sufferers by the over?
flow at Alexandria, that this officer
has very promptly issued au order
providing for the distribution of
25,000 rations to the whites and
freedmen at that point who may be
in actual want. "
Herr EgestorfT, of Hanover, one of
the largest engine manufacturers in
Germany, has withdrawn his propo?
sal to send specimens of h's engines
to the Paris exhibition, on the ground
that the Emperor has appointed a
child to be president of the exhibi?
tion, and that the exhibitors had
thereby boen subjected to treatment
to which no German especially should
The Atlanta Era says that all along
the principal thoroughfares hand?
some new structures are going up,
while the suburbs are becoming
thickly dotted with new residences,
and among them many elegant ones.
Many new houses are being er ec tee
for the use of mechanics.
The work of rebuilding the New
York Academy of Music coniinencet
Monday. Thc old walls will be uset
for the new building, after being
reduced in height about fifteen feet
The Academy is to be ready by th?
1st of November next, and is to cos
about $250,000, exclusive of scenery
A serious proposition has beei
made to Head Centre Stephens t<
unite with Santa Anna, for the pur
pose of founding an Irish Republi*
in Mexico. Tho Canadian corollaries
are to be solved before the origma
proposition is demontrated.
A Memphis cotemporary speaks c
that flourishing village asthe "moder
city of the Pharaohs, whose vast rive
rolls through 'seven territories
formerly called, 'States,' and who?
net-work of railroads is destined t
catch fish in two oceans,"
The mild young Earl Grosvenor i
heir to the great estate of tho Marqui
of Westminster. By-and-by, he wi
have an income of about a thousan
pounds a day, and not brains enoug
to,prompt him to put up his umbrcll
when it rains.
Jeff. Davis, n lew days ago, o
being applied to by a photographiai
declined to allow his picture to I
taken, because he had changed s
that his old friends would not kno
In the United States District Cou
for Southern Alabama, au indict mei
for murder and conspiracy has bet
found against G. W. Gayle, who ai
vertised a reward for the assassin
tion of Mr. Lincoln.
Blackguardism is getting to 1
altogether too much tolerated in Coi
gross of late, and needs tobe severe
checked, says the-Springfield Rep ubi
cnn. The surests way to chock it
to turu the blackguards out.
Just ns a negro was about ascendil
the scaffold to be hung, in Clayto
Ala., on the 18th ult., a conimutatic
of the sentence to ten yerra* impriso
ment was received from the Gove
nor. Bather a close thing.
The gold excitement is being r
vived in Georgia. Tt is said that tl
Bonner gold mines, in Carroll Cou
ty, will soon be in full operatic
again, with a prospect of abunda
Dr. Paul (.'nilen, the new Iri.
Cardinal, is the first of Ireland to I
ceive the hat. He started for Rot
recently, to be invested with his n<
The House Committee on Foreij
Relations will rejwrt resolntio
mildly censuring the course of t
(?overn nient on the Fenian mo\
The Broadway aud Fulton strt
bridge project has been again broug
up before the New York Board
Odermeu, and has been referred
tue Committee on Streets.
A judge in Texas gave as a reas
for ordering the early execution of
convict, that the jail wasfja miserai
and uncomfortable building, not
for a man to live in.
Daniel P. Peters, a hotel propriet
has boon tined $1,400 by a jury of t
United States Court, at Chicago,
failing to allix revene stamps to
ceipts of money.
New Haven claims to be the oi
place in the country which mai
factures fish-hooks, needles and ste
Sonn? sagacious scribe says 1
newspaper lias become the log bc
of the agc; it tells at what rate 1
world is running; we cannot find (
reckoning without it.
lu New bera, North Carolina,
City Council has voted two to th
not to purchase a United Stab's 1
to be displayed from the city ball.
Of the 2,436 Episcopal clergyn
in the United States, 642 havechaiij
parishes during the past year, i
5(H) ar?* uow out of employment.
Petroleum in considerable qnanl
has beeu found in Texas.
Mortgage* anti Conveyances ol lie* I r
tate for sale at tliiis office.
Partira in want of the. well known Bates
ville goods can (iud the article .il H au ti h mi
& Warley'?, on Washington street.
PaovosTCotuir. Several important caaos
were to have been tried, yesterday, bu,
owing to tho absence of counsel, attending .
on the Court of Equity, the cases were con
tinned until this morning.
HOOK ANO JOB PR?STINO. --The Hktgnrt
office i? now fully supplied ?\i!!? cards,
colored and white paper,colored ink, wood
type, etc., and in in condition to execute all
maioier of hook and joli print im: hi ins *
shortest possible time.
GODE? Fon JULY.-We are indebted to
P. B. Glass, Esq., for a copy of thin justly
popular lady's monthly. Besides thc usual
? fashion plates, it contains several hand
I some engravings. Among other tutores t
I ing articles, i? one from Mrs. Daffodil.
i THE BUKNINO OF Connu m V. An inter
eating account ?>l th" "Sa.-!, and Dost ruc
i tion of the City of Columbia, s. c.," ba*
jtlst boen isMiied, iii pamphlet form, from
the Phoenix, power pren*. Orders filled to
any extent. Single copies 50 cents.
MAU. ARRANGEMENTS.- The Post Ofiiee is
open during the week from H a. m. to l p.
i ni. anil from p. m. to 7 p. m. ?>n Sun
! day, from s to 1> a. m.
j Northern mail opens s a.m.; closes24 p. m.
Southern " 51p.m.: " ;t p.m.
Charleston " ."Jp. m.; " ;i p. tu.
Greenvillelt.lt.-' 8 a.m.: " Hi p. m.
Edgefield " ? a.m.; " sip. m.
All mails close on Sunday at 2 p. ni.
GRANITE RANCE. - The sound of the ham?
mer and trowel are constantly heard from
morning to night. Now and elegant stores,
to tlu-number of eight or more, will soon
give this range itt* former aspect, only
more imposing in appearance. Tho tine
three-story building of U. C. Anderson.
Esq.. is nearly complete; while some six
others, of equal capacity, are being erected
by Messrs. Henry Davis and Thomas Davis.
The Messrs. Greg;; also contemplate erect?
ing a linc .?.tore in front of their present
stand. Granite Range will be changed iu
name, as the ornamental fronts of these
handsome atones will bc nf iron.
On the square above this, Messrs. Ranis,
Kin lick and Selby will noon have fine
buildings completed. Messrs. Hope and
Stenhouse are abo erecting handsome
store??. We are progressing in Columbia.
? NEW AJ>VKRTI.SEILK??TS. -Attention is cati
! cd Ut the following advertisement*, which
are published this morning for the rit
North American Insurance Company.
Hussung & Motz- Plantation Wagons.
J. J. McCarter-New Book?.
J. A T. R. Agnew - Fresh Arrivals.
! Durbee ? Walter-- Scales and Weights, g
i Haiiahan A Warley-Fresh Arri vain, etc.
liOst Apply at this office.
SEEING IS BEUEYIXO. If ladies who do
not use thc Fragrant Sozodont will com?
pare teeth with those who do, they will see
m au instant more re us ins for adopting it
than can be composed into a newspaper
IN THE WRONG PEW. -Au old gentle?
man from Kentucky left his hotel to
attend the meeting of the Old School
Presbyterian General Assembly, at
the corner of Fifth and Walnut
streets. By mistake he found himself
in the Olympic Theatre, a few doors
below the cherch. Taking a seat in
one of the very elegantly cushioned
"pews," he inquired of a gentleman
sitting near, if "old Bob" was not
expected to speak. "Oh, yes," was
the reply, "he will be out in u
minute." lu a short time Aymor, the
clown, made his appearance, and
commenced apolitical speech. ' 'That'?
the man you are looking for," said
the stranger to the Kentuckian.
"Who, is that old Bob? Well, he's
a little more ring-streaked and striped
than I supposed he had got to be,
but his speech reminded me of old
times in Kentuck." Mad. Brigg next
came ont on horseback, and the
Kentuckian seized his hat and made
rapid strides for the Southern Hotel,
where he locked himself up for the
night.-St. Isatix Republican.
A gentleman, well-known in this
metropolis, was always complaining
to his father-in-law of his wife's tem?
per. At last, papa-in-law, becoming
very wearied of these endless grum?
blings, and being a bit of a wag, re?
plied: "Well, my dear f el J ow, if I
hear of her tormenting you any more,
I shall disinherit her. " The husband
never again complained.
The Chicago Republican states that
eight members of the family of Mr.
Bernier, a merchant of Marion, Iowa,
were taken sick four weeks ago with
trichinae; two of them died on the &1.
Examinations showed the worm
throughout tho muscles to the nu***
ber of 3,000 to the square inch. The
remaining six are in the agonies of
death. Much excitement prevails.
-? m ? .
The deed conveying the South-west
branch of tho Pacific Railroad *o
.lohn C. Fremont was executed by
the Government and delivered on
Friday, at Jefferson City. A mort?
gage to the State, conditioual upon
the faithful performance of the stipu?
lations of the contract of sale, was
also executed on the part of the pur?
chaser, Gen. Fremont.
The largest salary paid any man iu
i New England will be returned by Mr.
Steere, agent of the Salisbury Woolen