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Saturday Morning, July 14, 1866.
In tiler? no Morte ot Relief!
This journal has taken the ground
thai tlic recent decision of the Conrt
of Errors of this State, on the uncon?
stitutionality of the "Stay Law," was
correct. Its opinion was formed after
mature deliberation, and reviewing
the arguments pro and cow. in the
premises. We adhere to the opinion
then expressed, and for the reasons
then given, -which ve need not reca?
pitulate farther than to say tliat they
were based upon the broad ground
that the Constitution of the United
States prohibited any State from
passing a law impairing the obliga?
tion of contracts; and for the further
reason, under this clause and the
laws en; cb? .1 under it, a foreign cre?
ditor could recover his claims in th?
United States Courts, while the home
creditor was debarred under the late
law from recovering his just dues.
These are our views; but in enter?
taining and expressing them, we
must not be considered as having no
sympathy for the unfortunate debt?
ors. Too many of us are "enjoying"'
that condition, as the old woman re?
plied to an inquiry after her health,
which was very feeble. We are all
more or less in the same category, so
that, it is simply impossible not to
sympathize. Nevertheless, neither
expediency nor individual suffering
justifies a moral wrong, or a violation
of tho rights of justice or the princi?
ples of probity.
But if the law which protects from
the rapacious creditor, who holds
possibly in his own hand the pecu?
niary fate of an hundred honest and
struggling debtors, be pronounced
null and yoid, where will the un fortu?
nate class find any relief, for it is now,
as it ever has been, that
'Man's inhumanity to man
Makes countless thousands mourn?"
The danger is imminent, and the
question asked under the stern pres?
sure of the most urgent necessities of
the people. We are not competent
to answer this urgent question. If
the couplet which Burns wrote be as
applicable-and we fear it is-in our
day as in his, then it will take a riper
judgment than ours to suggest a
remedy for this "inhumanity."
We do not believe that all men are
heartless, or that all will stand by and
see the pound of flesh exacted, with?
out an attempt at interference. The
people of South Carolina, we believe,
are as generous as those of any sec?
tion or land, and it is in this trait
alone, we are convinced, will be found
1 lie temporary relief now so much
needed in every section of the State,
especially among the planters and
farmers. The rich creditor must for?
bear proceedings against the pooi
but honest debtor, who could pay
but for the devastation of war; anti
those who have wealth, or even com?
petent means, ought to .stretch forth
the hand of humane assistance to
prevent the latter from being utterly
and irretrievably ruined.
The people of several Districts hav<
held public meetings on this subject
s-anoua remedies have been proposed
but all seem to agree that in the wis
dom of the Legislature eonvenet
may be found some remedy for th
evils which threaten every communi
ty and neighborhood iu thc State
and all these meetings, we believe
have unanimously expressed thei
urgent desire that the Cloverno
should convene an extra session c
that body, to take this matter special
ly under consideration. Gov. On
we aro sure, will not disregard thi
urgent call from the people, as he i
well acquainted with the present im
poveribhed condition of the citizens
That body may devise some remeft
<>r mode of relief that will uot coin
in conflict with constitutional restri<
tions, or, if nor, it can suggest i
such a way and with such an influer
t ?al voice, as may lead thoso who ai
most dreaded - the avaricious cred
tors-to consider their ways befoi
t hey inflict irreparable wrongs upo
hundreds and thousands of their fe
In the meantime, let the one clai
exercise forbearance and the oth<
patience, industry und toil. Tl
voice of popular sentiment and tl
penalties it inflicts on those who di
regard it, must prove a powerf
agency for good in the present er
1 ?arraased condition of the great ina
<?i' the people.
New York imported $l,G0O.O<
worth of dry goods, last week.
TIi<- Homestead Law.
in our article ou the reckless dona
t^n of the public lands by Congress, ;
we referred io what is galled tho ;
-homestead law, \daich has beeb passed !
by Congress, and, we regret to say, j
approved by tho President, As our |
readers may not be aware of its ob- j
jectionablo features, we will, there?
fore, notice some of them.
It appropriates public lands in live
Southern States, viz: Arkansas, Ala?
bama, Florida, Louisiana and Missis?
sippi, to the extent of 40,308,548
acres. These kinds aro withdrawn
from tho market, and, until tho first
of January, 18G7, aro open only to
loyal settlers; and, after that, they
will bo open to all. The bill prohi?
bits all who participated in the rebel?
lion from setting their foot on this
domain until the date above-named.
This, we presume, is "making trea?
son odious," and is intended as a j
modified punishment on unrepentant !
and unreconstructed rebels!
This is a great wrong-the concep- j
tioti of radical malignity towards the ]
Southern people and how the Pre?
sident, who has stood between the
Southern people, and our adversaries,
was induced to give his assent to this
indignity and injury, inflicted on the
people of the South by his own ns
well ns our enemies, we cannot ima?
gine. It gives the occupancy of a
rich domain, lying in tho Southern
States, to a parcel of Northern land
sharks, aud to the freedmi a-the hit?
ter of whom, it may be readily
guessed, will aol receive the lion's
share iu this princely donation.
It is plain that, before the expira?
tion of tho time specified, every acre
of this vast territory will be taken
up by either tho one class or the
oth^r to whom we have alluded. In?
deed, it is stated that the clause ex?
cluding rebels for six months, was
inserted "on the assurance o>f the
managers of the Freedmen's Bureau,
that this space of time would bc suf?
ficient to accomplish the object <>f ti,.'
hi I ir
Such is the legislation to which the
South is subjected, and there is no
remedy to be suggested. Her people,
excluded from having any part in
that legislation, are powerless to ac?
complish anything in defence of their
own rights under the Constitution;
and, until faction and fanaticism are
overthrown in thc balls of Congress,
thoy must continue to enduro rind
DONATION KV THE PRESIDENT.-We
find the following item iu thc Rich?
mond Dispatch, of Thursday:
"The President has handed to
Bishop Potter, of South Carolina,
his check for #1,000, in aid of the
Theological Institute in that State."
We thought every one knew that
Bishop Potter was from Pennsyl?
vania. It may be. however, that the
contribution was handed to the re
verened gentleman in aid of thc
Episcopal Theologi cal Semina ry about
to be erected in this State.
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POST OFFICES OI?KM.J>. - The fol?
lowing offices have been re-opened,
in this State, from the 1st. to the lOfcli
Donaldsville. Abbeville, Louis
Pcarlstinc, 1'. M.; Townville, Ander?
son, James N. Bryson; Wilhamston,
Anderson, Thomas W. Folger; Salt
ketcher Bridge, Colleton, Abrahair.
Levin: Timmonsville, Darlington.
j Francis A. Thomas; Doko, Fairheid.
j ?lames R. Kennedy; Eighteen Mile,
Pickens, Lemuel Hendricks; Lexing
ton, Lexington, Mary J. Simmons
j Hopkins' T. O., Richland, Thoma
Jenkins; Rish's Store. Lexington.
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THE PORTLAND FIRE.-Lest om
people should distress themselves
j overmuch about tho calamity that ha?
I recently befallen a portion of the ci
i tizens of Portland, Maine, we thinl
j it proper to inform them that iu al
probability the really poor Portland
' ors will soon be better off than thei
! ever were in their lives. lt bas be
\ come fashionable throughout th.
; North to subscribe in aid of tin
i "Portland Sufferers," and money am
goods are pouring into the devote?
j city by every railroad and highway
In Brother Beecher's church, las
i Sunday. $1,000 was subscribed. Th
I thing being "fashionable." there i
j no telling where it will end.
I A Mobile paper says: "The AIM
trian Embnssador arrived back a
Mobile, from Atlanta, with ninetee
ex-Con federate officers, all of whoj
-have accepted positions in tho Au.?
triau army. Large numbers of Mc
Lilians will accompany him ou hi
return to Europe, starting on Thur?
j day, ljoth as officers and private?
j Among the officers, are General Ai
Ungton and Colonel P. Parry. "
The Peor Freedmen.
. We begin tu believe that the stories
recently in circulation about carrying
off Uie freedman to Cuba, or eome
other slave marl, are true. The At?
lanta. Inleliigen?sr, of the 7th instant,
An enterprising genrus has been in
this city for some time past, engaged
in collecting up negro boys between
tho ages of fifteen and twenty years.
To a number of these unsuspecting
youths he has represented himself as
a son of the late President Lincoln,
and pictures to them in glowing
terms tho splendors of a home he
will take them to in Cuba, which
place he gives them to understand is
somewhere in the North. He agrees
to pay $20 per month, and defray all
traveling expenses. On reaching
"Cuba," they will receive all sorts of
good clothes and plenty to eat, and
light labor only to be required of
them. How successful this swindling
scamp has boen, we have no know?
ledge, and of his real purposes we are
The Intelligencer further observes,
that every Western train takes away
large or small squads of negroes,
many of whom have no knowledge of
their destination. If those state?
ments be true, and wo have no reason
to doubt them, we are sorry that tho
poor, confiding, but ignorant, freed?
men, especially the half-grown youth
among them, are seduced from theil
homes, and from the protection of,
and association with, those among
whom they were boru and raised.
Here certainly is work for the Bu?
reau, and its officers would be recre?
ant to their appointed duties if they
do not put a stop to this iniquitous
The freedmen may rest assured
that none of their old friends, or any
true Southerner, would be engaged
in this nefarious tra?ic. for it is no
Hiing moro or less than trafficking OE
their labor, present and prospective,
for the certainty of gain, for this
alone could induce so-called whit*
men to engage in such a business.
The inbred honesty and early associ
ation with the race would forbid, anc1
has over prevented, the true South
erner to become a mere negro-tradei
for the |sake ot' profit or gain. Hf
never was, nor never will be one, ant
there is not an intelligent freodraar.
throughout the South but who know;
this to be a fact. We much fear tba:
these people, in the morning of theil
freedom, will lind too many of theil
number made victims of their pro
fessed friends from other sections
but who are in realit}- unprincipled
adventurers and heartless speculators
Ijot them beware of theso wolves it
WAS DU. CKAVEN'S BOOK A SPECC
LAT?OX?- It may have been, althougl
we doubt the authority which leadi
us to suppose so. Tt comes from tin
Washington correspondent of tin
New York Times. He says:
"A letter to a gentleman in thi
city, from a partner of Captain Tit
low, noted as the officer who ironei
Jefferson Davis, states that Captaii
fit low says that Dr. Craven's versioi
of tho language used by Jeffersoi
Davis, while ho was being ironed, i
far from being exact and truthful
Captain Titlow visited the interior o
Fortress Monroe, one day last week
and, in passing Davis' quarters, h
(Davis) caught sight of the Capbiin
called to him, invited him in and re
ceived him most . cordially. He n
once expressed himself as beinj
mitch displeased with tho general te
nor ol' Dr. Craven's book, and rt
quested Captain Titlow to write
statement refuting the version of th
"He says that somebody else says,
always very suspicious in any stat*
mont, is, we think, so in this.
DEATH or A REMARKABLE Or.i> Ni
URO. -The Norfolk I),ty Dook say.1;
"Tony Nelson, an old negro mai
died, near Suffolk, and was burier
on the -1th instant, in the ninety
fourth year ol' Iiis age. This old ma
was formerly a servant in the Wasl
ington family, and helped to ci
what is known as thc "Washingto
ditch," a canal leading from tl:
Western margin of the Dismal Swam
to Drummond's Lake, an enterprit
which was projected by Gen. Wasl
ington. Tony had never lived duriu
his lil?; two miles from the Disni;
Swamp, and most of his time in tl
swamp. Hi' has been tho husband <
twenty-one wives, six of whom ai
now living, and yet. ia his extren
old ago and last sickness, no one <
them would nurse him. Being fret
l>y the proclamation of the Pros
dent, ami subsequent, action of tl
State, he died in oxtreme poverty."
A correspondent from Mexico sa;
that .fudge Oldham, of Texas, fo
morly a Confederate Senator, is i
Cordova, writing a history of tl
"Confederate ^struggle," and, in tl
meantime, supporting himself I
The Anderson Intelligencer has the ]
proceedings of a meeting of the stock- j
holders of the Air Line Ka il rom! of i
Sooth Carolina. The following gen- j
tlemen were elected officers :
President-lu. B. Clark, of New I
Directors-Messrs. C. H. Sanborn, j
S. W. Tanner, C. E. Candie and J.
Iii Pond, of New York ; and J. P.
Reed and J. W. Harrison, of South !
Tlio Yorkville Knijnirer has the fol
On Friday last, the prisoners con?
fined in tho jail at this place, suc?
ceeded in cutting their way thron gh
a couple of thin partition walls, and j
effecting their escape. There were
only three prisoners confined in the
jail at the time-one charged with
burglary, another with horse-steal?
ing, and a third with petit larceny.
A refreshing rain fell over a largo
portion of this District on Tuesday.
The visitation was timely, ns the un?
usually poor crops must have been
still further damaged withont it.
We have never seen a sot of men
more completely disheartened than
tho majority of the farmers of this
District appear tn be in regard to
their erops. Our own observation
convinces us that they have reason to
be so. Tho soil luis not been properly
tilled, and we much fear will not be,
until we can again regulate the labor
of the country, and extort work from
A meeting of the stockholders of
the King's Mountain Railroad Com?
pany was held in the Court House,
on Monday lust. An election for
President and Directors resulted as
President-Gen. E. M. Law.
Directors-Col. R. G. McCaw, Dr.
E. A. Crenshaw, Dr. .1. R. Bratton,
J. S. Bratten, F. D. Fanning, S. R.
Moore, Dr. .T. F. Lindsey and George
AN EDITOR'S APPEAI.-An editor
out West indulges in the following
talk to his delinquent subscribers
and patrons. The famous speech of
Brutus, on the death of Casar, as
rendered by Shakspeare, is made to
do new service in this amusing
"Hear us for om debts, and get
ready that you may pay; trust us, we
are in need, and have regard for oin
need, as you have been long trusted;
acknowledge your indebtedness, ami
I dive into your pockets that you ma\
promptly fork over. If there be any
among you- - ono niuglo patron-thal
don't owe us something, then to him
we say, step aside-consider yourself
a gentleman. If the rest wish tr
know why we dun them, this is oui
answer. Not that we care about our
selves, but our creditors do. Wonk
you rather that we went to jail, and yoi
go free, than you pay your debts U
keep us moving? As we agreed, wt
have worked for you; ns we contract
cd, we have furnished our paper ti
you; but us yon don't pay, we dui
i you. Here are agreements for jol
work, contracts for subscriptions
promises for long credit, and dun:
for deferred payment. Who is then
so green that he don't take a paper
If any, he need not speak, for wi
don't mean him. Who is there s<
green that be don't advertise? 1
any, let him slide; he ain't tho chu]
neither. Who ia there so mean thu
he don't pay his printers? If any, le
him shout, for he's the man we'r
after. His name is Legion, and he'
owing us for one., two, four dollars.
A MINIATURE Smr STARTS ACKOS
TUE OCEAN.-The "Red, White am
Blue," a miniature full-rigged ship
of four tons binden, commanded b
John M. Hudson, accompanied b
one P. E. Fitch, set sail from Nei
York, Monday evening, over the wid
blue sea, bound finally for London
to touch at Cupe Finnistere, Portu
gal. Tho New York World says
"When last seen, the vessel was r?
pidly rushing through the Atlantic
and proceeded, if not with the sni
j guine expectations, at least with th
best wishes of thousands of spectl
j tors and friends, starting for the Par
! Exposition. Captains Hudson an
Fitch state that tiley fully know tl
j peril and difficulty of the undertal
ing, und are provided against all coi
TENNESSEE L?GISLATURE. Itisr
ported by thc radicals, ?it Washin.
ton, that the Tennessee Senate li
ratified the amendment, and tin
lack but four of a quorum in tl
House, with a large majority of tho
present in favor of it. Steps a
being; taken to stein e the presence
the stny-a ways, and seven of the
aro certain of being captured by tl
Sergeant-at-Arms, wl\i> has orders
bring them iu dead or ulive. Sor
of tho recalcitrant members uro lea
ing the State to evade arrest and
attend the Philadelphia Conventio
The wife of a returned Ohio soldi
was alarmed lest brr husband slion
lose his arm, which had been ba?!
wounded by a musket ball; but
her careful nursing it was save
Eight months after she gave birth
a child, one of whose arms was pi
i foot, but the other was a stump Sir
lar to tho one with which the wif
mind was impressed ut the time t
burgeons were talking about laki
off her husband's. The scar of i
bullet-hole, so visible on the fathe
arni, was also visible on the chilli
at the bart- of the stump
Thad. Stevens Volunteer* to Deft-nil
Our readers' will ask whether the
statement made iu the following is
true, or that it is oue of th?: many
hiting sarcasms that frequently, flow
from the pen of the editor of the
Richmond Times. We certainly do
not know, but we extract from that
It is reported, on the best authori?
ty, that old Thad. Stevens has writ?
ten a letter to the Hon. Wm. B.
Recd, of Philadelphia, volunteering
to defend ex-President Davis in his
approaching trial. We certainly
could not more astound our readers
were we to inform them that the
devil had turned minister, or that ho
had given np his business and was
killing himself off with drink. Still
it is perfectly consistent with Thad.'s
theory about the war, formed, doubt?
less, as he gazed on the melancholy
spectacle of Iiis burnt mills and saw
that huge undershot water-wheel re?
volving all alone in its glory, to show
where his foundry had been. He
then came to the conclusion that Mr.
Davis was the head of an undoubted
belligerent power and consequently a
de facto government. Having over?
thrown that government and overrun
the countrv, Mr. Stevens insists that
the United States have a right to ?lis
pose of the lands arni property of
the conquere<l country after the fash?
ion of William the Norman. He
wants not their blood, but their sub?
stance. Mr. Davis, according to his
theoiy, was no m<jre guilty of treason
than Harold, the Saxon King, who
f?-ll at Hastings. Hence this offer of
his valuable services in thc trial is
not at all at variance with his previ?
ous course during the pi ?ison t session.
What the effect of this new deve?
lopment may have on Underwood, we
cannot imagine. Were it possible foi
that jurist to lose his mind, he would
undoubtedly go crazy. With Steven;
as loading counsel for the defence
Greeley as Mr. Davis' bail, and iu al
probability Wendell Phillips as fore
man of the jury, (for Congress wil
doubtless pass a law for the purpose,
think of Underwood's feeliugs. Thi
may be the turning point in Stevens
"As long as thc lamp holds ont to burn
The vilest sinner may i fttnrn."
We may be allowed, however, in hi
case, to doubt if there will be an,
rejoicing among angels.
This tender of his services may b
a bid for popularity- an extraordi
nary parade of liberality -or it ma
be one of those mental aberration
preliminary to suicide, which geuiu
of the Black Republican stump, in it
fitful flights, seems of late to be sui
ject to-e. g., in Preston King an
James II. Lane, of Kansas.
It may be possible that Thad, set
the famous hand-writing on the wal
aud finds that there is trouble brew
ing, that thc faithful ure going t
desert him, and wishes to get the .sta]
of them ami go over to tho cnem
first. Or, it may be. that ?titer a
Thad.'s radicalism is like that of
good many ?>thers, emly histing win
they are out of office and power, an
completely expiring on their gainir
tho coveted liosition among the "ins.
Thad, has undoubtedly got the Unite
States Senatorship from Peunsylvau
secure, and evidently has aspiratioi
for the Presidency, and now his coi
servatism commences to make i
appearance. Seward was a gre
radical before he got what he want?
-before he got into office. Sin
that period, he has become quite co
servativo* There is nothing lil
placing a man in power to make hi
conservative, and we would not 1
much surprised were Stevens, who
now striving for place and power,
become very conservative when 1
gets them. This otter of his servie
to Mr. Reed is a good sy nptom. ai
we hail the improvement.
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The Ugly Club of the Universi
of Virginia hail their celebration <
the'28th. J. S. Stubbs, of Glon?
ter County, who had been elected t
ugliest man in the University, w
presented with the boots. C. '
Wesson, of Charleston, S. C. wi
was elected the prettiest man, w
presented with a hat . A pair of sli
pers was presented to the most <-c
ceited student, and a huge stick
candy, manufactured for tho occasic
to the smallest one. Hrief speed
were made by all the parties, and t
affair passed off with great go
The press of Northern Ohio s
teem with accounts of the losses
sheep by the storm, and estimates
the aggregate loss are being mai
The following ligures aro not st
posed to be entirely accurate, 1
giv?> something liken correct showi
of the number of sheep lost in i
several counties named: Lora
Iti.(KK) to 20,000; Gcauga, 8,000
10,000; Ashtabula, 2.000; Trumbi
.2,000; Portage, 0,000; Lake, sevt
thousand; Tuscarawas, 2,000; Hur
12,000; Ashland, 10,000.
THE TAX ON INCOMES. Altino
the revenue of the Governiu
amount?'?! to ?620,000,000 last y<
thus largely exceeding the ofll
estimates, Congress has not relic
the people of any portion of tl
income tax. Those who make m
than $600 a year must still pay
per cent, iax upon the excess. K
in tax-ridden England, the ino<
tax is reduced when the revenu*
larger than the estimates.
[ New York Ffcrah.
We lear? that the body ot ? man, sup?
posed to be named Van Eaton, a tobacco?
nist, waft found near the bridge over "big '
Cedar Creek, in <3bn Dintric*; on Sunday
last, by a freedman, who was fishing in the
creek- the hook having become entangled
in the leg of the pants of the dead ma::.
It is thought the supposed murderer.
Hodges, alias Thomas, lia.-) been arrested
in Augusta, (In.
PROVOST COUBT.-The followiug case?
have boen decided during the past three
United. .'Hatea vs. Joseph Kennedy, freed?
man.- Charge-Assault on UiiiteOBUte*
ofiicers and disorderly conduct. #M ac
cosed plead not guilty, but the Court found
him guilty, and he was sentenced to sixty
days imprisonment or $50 line.
United States rs. '.'hartes Goodwyn,
fre^bnoTt. -Charge Larceny. The pri?
soner was found guilty, and sentenced to
thirty days imprisonment.
United States cs. Jack McFadden and
JtU?y /fays, freedmen.- Charge-Assault
and battery on Bob Shaw, freedman. The
assaulting parties were sentenced to thirty
days imprhjonnieut or $10 fine,
United, States vs. Ben. SighUer and Jack
Hendrix, freedmen.--Charge- Larceny.
The accused were found guilty. Sentence,
thirty days confinement or 510 fine.
ARRIVAI, OF v DISTTNOI-ISHED OPTICIAN.
Professor M. Bernhadi, of Berlin, Prussia,
the celebrated optician, has arrived in our
city, and taken rooms at Nickerson'n
Hotel, where he intends to remain for a
short time. The Proleaaor comes to ti?
highly recommended by thc medical facul?
ty, and by other gentlemen also ofthebest
standing in society. We also find by his
advertisement, in another column of our
paper to-day, that ho has received testi?
monial? of some of our most eminent phy?
sicians. Perhaps it would be as well for
the public to improve the opportunity now
afforded, and for those who require them,
to secure a pair of the far-famod double
vision spectacles now offered by Professor
Bernhardt . His ?frico for a stn. rt time will
be at Niokereon's Hotel, Boom No. 23, ee
NEW AOVERTISEMKNTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, whkb
are published thia morning for the firs!
Stenhouse A Macaulay Com. Merch'ts.
Prof. Bernhardt- -Spectacles.
J. A T. lt. Agnew-Sugar, Spices, etc.
One of tho lay speakers in tho
Alexandria Convention illustrated his
readiness to fraternize with the North?
ern brethren, and his feelings towards
them, by the story of "the two men
that would not speak to each other;
but one, having been converted at a
camp-meeting, on seeing his former
enemy, held out his hand, saying:
'How d'ye do, Kemp? I am humble
enough to shake hands with a dog.' "
This brought down the house, from
its venerable President to the young?
est person present.
A grumbler explains the present -
system of raising revenue as follows:
' 'Now, you see, in the first place, they
get the* hang of a feller's business.
That is taxed. Then they find out
how much he earns every month,
and that's taxed. Then they find ont
all about his profits, aud on that they
lay their tax. Then they manage to
get some tax ou what he owes. Next
comes what they call income, and
that's taxed. Then, if anything Ls
left, the preachers calls around and
get it to sustain the church and con?
vert the heathen."
A Goon INDICATION-.-We learn,
from Tuesday's Star, that a meeting
of the members of the two clubs of
Washington, the National Union and
National Johnson Club, took place
Monday night, and a resolution was
unanimously adopted to consolidate
them. A new organization was
formed, to consist of the two Execu?
tive Committees, now resol "ed into
oue, under the mime of the National
[Inion Executive Committee.
Benjamin P. Butler has been sum?
moned by the surrogate of New York,
to give an account of his stewardship
of his brother's estate. A claim for
$75,000 worth of cotton, seized by
the brother, is made against the es?
tate by a New Orleans firm. The
General has asked and obtained aiL_
extension of the time to the 23d of
the month, to appear and show his
Oni> FELLOWS' HALL TO BK RE
Btm.T.--At a meeting of the Board of
Directors, held in New Orleans cm
tho fith, it? was resolved tore-build
tho Odd Follows' Hall on the old site,
the new building to be larger and
more elegant than the old one. The
order have the means to erect the
building nt once. When the Hall
was burnt, all of the archives were
President Johnson has completed
an able message, giving his reasons
for vetoing tho Freedmen's BiuAu
bill. The whole document is admira?
ble in its conservative tone and logi
cal reasoning, but it will, in all pro
bability, not be presented until the
last of the ten days allowed the Pre
sident under the Constitution for the
consideration of the bill.
A remarkable fact is given in con?
nection with the lute session of the
1 Connect icut Legislature. It promptly
I adjourned as soon as it reached tito
i limit of its pay days. For all this,
the New Haven Journal and Courier,
a radical paper, pronounces it the
! stupidest Legislature of its recollec
? tion. It may be so. We have not
i seen it denied.
Nearly tho whole of the Baltimore'
! bar have tendered their services as
! counsel to Mr. Davis, in case they
1 should be required upon his triai.