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Tuesday Morning, October 9, 1866.
Fashions tor thc South.
We wee many of' our exchangee
copviug- and that to the extent of
one or two columns-the fashions
from Paris and New York. We have
occasionally inserted an article of
this kind, but it was more as an item
that might possibly interest our lady
readers, than from the idea that the
women of the South, at this time,
would seek to follow all the vagaries
of fashion, which may emanate from
the rich and extravagant centre in
this country or from Paris.
A young lady, the other day, in
New York, had her wardrobe de?
stroyed, and claimed from the Com?
pany in which it was insured, about
as well as we can remember, some
824,000-about two-thirds of its ori?
ginal cost. The "opening day" in
New York was blazoned forth in the
journals of that city, and extensively
copied throughout the South. While
some fair readers may have looked
upon it as a mere article of news, we
believe very few of the true women
of the South eave much for such
matters at the present time. We
quote a paragraph on this subject
from the Nashville Union and Ameri?
"Whatever propriety* there may
have beeu heretofore in conforming
to the arbitrary laws of fashion,
which have their rise, not so much in
a correct standard of taste as in
the pecuniary interests of mantua
makers and shop-keepers, the reason
does not apply with us now as then.
As a people, we have experienced a
very great change in our condition,
and good sense, as well as good mo?
rals, requires that ourliabits should,
in a great measure, change with them.
In this respect, then, that which is
likely to prove interesting to Northern
women ought not to interest South?
ern women. There is scarcely a wife
or j? daughter in this bereaved and
desolated land whose husband or
father has not suffered in estate ma?
terially by the war, whilst many are
hopelessly ruined. Even the few who
are so fortunate as to have a compe?
tency left, have kindred and friends
on every hand in constant need of
their assistance. The South may be
aptly termed a land of widows and
orphans. Thousands, who, a few
years since, were esteemed wealthy,
are now poor. Feeble women are
without tho means of support-help?
less orphans are without the means
of education. Added to this, is the
discouraging prospect before us
short crops, heavy taxes, and an op?
And this Ls true-mournfully true
to au extent that never was antici?
pated by our people. The wealth of
New York, which enables its posses?
sors to bask in the magnificent folly
and tinsel splendor of ever varying
fashions, it must be remembered,
has, to a large extent, been built
upon our impoverishment; it is not
meet, therefore, that we should ape
their fashions or their ways. This
Southern land of ours is in deep
affliction, as the sable dress of every
other lady one meets in the street tes?
tifies; the poor we have always with
us, but how largely increased is thal
cliiss by the widows and orphans now
scattered throughout avery Southern
community. Splendor in dress oi
gayety of fashion is out of place in
these communities, and as it ha.c
been generally, thus far, so let il
continue, until peace shall be per?
fected, prosperity fully restored tc
our stricken and suffering section,
and until our mourning robes shat
be laid aside, after they have, for s
deeent term of years, testified to the
respect we entertained for the gallant
dead. We feel assured that oui
Southern women know their duty toe
well in this respect to follow after th?
giddy fashions of the shoddy aristo
cracy of New York.
ELECTIONS TO-DAY. - -Elections take
place to-day in Pennsylvania, Ohi(
and Indiana, for members of Con
gress and other officers. Much o
the future peace and wei nye of tin
republic depends upon the result o
to-day's balloting, and to-morrow, b^
telegraph, we may be enabled to in
dicate the result.
BUSINESS CARDS ON ENVELOPES.
The Postmaster-General has recentb
issued instructions making a provi
sion for the printing of business card
on envelopes in any desired form o
design, with request to return letters
provided that not less than 500 en
velopes are ordered. The person
wanting them furnish the cuts o
plates prepared for the press fron
which to havo printing done. Post
masters are to receive the orders ii
the usual terms, the cost being abon
the value of the plain envelopes wit]
the addition of tho amount of the re
Progress und Purposes of tin* Rn<ll
Tho National Intelligencer hos a
three-column able and truthful re?
view of.the progress and purposes of
the radical party. Coining from a
journal that never steps beyond the
boundaries of conservative journal?
ism to servi; party purposes, the
solemn warnings it proclaims in the
avticle before us cannot fail to attract
attention, and we earnestly hope will
exercise a wide-spread influence on
the mass of the people of the North?
ern and Western States, where the
Congressional ('lections commence to?
day. In one of the opening para?
graphs, the Intelligencer makes the
following explicit charge again: ' is
vile party :
""We charge the class of partisan
zealots, known as radical leaders,
with compassing an early and vio?
lent overthrow of the Government.
Tltey know that this charge is trac.
They know that they are sworn to re?
sist the restoration of the Union to
the last extremity, and with every
means of violence which they can
invoke. The plot is not in thc hands
of those children of enthusiasm who
elaborate their chimeras into imprac?
ticable detail, and drop from an un?
guarded hat the puerile record of
their folly; but of cold-blooded,
shrewd, hardened old demagogues,
with no fanaticism but selfishness,
no enthusiasm but in tyranny, amino
faith but in power. With baleful .sa?
gacity, these conspirators keep the
outline free to adapt the .work, from
time to time, to circumstances. The
scheme is not new, and it has worked
but too well. What is its motive?"
The Intelligencer, after reviewing
the course of the party up to the
opening of the last session, takes up
the blasting record, and writes as
"Here begins a record df debauch?
ery unparalleled since Home's legs of
iron bogan to totter over her crum?
bling feet of clay. A caucus was
held in which the diabolism of a
chief, born to conspiracy and spoil,
as a vampire to darkness and blood,
converted the majority of both
Houses into palsies, and then drubbed
them into a league on the spot to
abrogate the sovereignty of the peo?
ple, as available in each House, in
the very matter of eminence for
which it was invoked by the unani?
mous call of the whole people, and
almost of mankind. The shameful
pledge was kept. In their seats,
members of either House solemnly
enacted it in the form of a 'concur
rect resolution,' by which each mem?
ber bound himself to lock the wheels
of the Legislature tiutil either through
a new war to be provoked, or through
an offer of irretrievable bondage, the
repentant rebels should deliver over a
saved Union to be the perpetual
sport of their political profligacy.
The sworn preserver, protector and
defender of the Constitution was 'in
their way and must be got out of it.'
A system of legislating was inaugu?
rated, almost openly acknowledged to
have no other aim than to perplex
and confound him. He vetoed bills,
wildly reckless of all organic law, and
by close majorities the vetoes vere
sustained. Leaders of the opposition
were marked for expulsion, and when?
ever contestants could be found for
their seats, they were thrust forth
? with incredible hardihood, on pre?
tence of invalid election. In the
case of Mr. Brooks, the person by
whom he was supplanted confessed
on the floor of the House facts which
subject him to criminal indictment
under the election laws of New York.
In the Senate, tho Judiciary Commit?
tee, and, without exception, every
lawyer of distinction on the floor,
declared a New Jersey Senator to be
legally sitting. But he supported the
Union. His vote completed the pre?
vailing negative against them. Ho
must go. A dying statesman's opinion
was flatly falsified by one of the most
polished of the revolutionists to re?
deem the outrage. God was blasphe?
mously thanked in open Senate for the
sickness of an absent Senator by an?
other; a pledge of honor was shame
' lessly repudiated by another, and
Stockton was expelled."
The Intelligencer continues this re?
cord up to the present time, when
the party leaders boldly avow theil
determination to impeach the Presi?
dent. It then utters the following
strong appeal to the people of the
"People of the Republic, do yon
yet believe in free government:
These artful, audacious, and tyran?
nical men do not. Like the traitor.?
of 1861, those of 1866 extol liberty,
civil rights, the Constitution, and thc
Union with ravishing eloquence,
while cherishing in their secret boson:
a settled despair of free governmenl
in the world; a conviction that a des
potism is inevitably to come ant
stay, and a desperate and indomitable
vow to seize the power themselves,
and so employ it as to perpetuate ii
to them and their successors.
"We warned the people last winter,
We were almost alone in our oper
charge of revolutionary plots and de
signs. Now, the radicals themselve
throughout the land, proclaiminf
their repudiation of the Constitution
admit the probability of civil war
Is the Constitution to rebel agaius
itself? Are the confessed enemie
1 of the Constitution to bo its defend?
ers against tho apprehended revolt?
"The radical admission is full of
fearful portent. No man or set of
mea eau bo t rusted with our liberties.
They aro secpre only in the parch?
ment record of the authentic public
will. He that hesitates to obey it is a
traitor, and if a public man, is a
public enemy. Ho is stricken with
the lust for rule, and leads to ruin.
Shrink from him. A bud ambition
will light fur power, whether it
deafens tho conscience of an Eng?
lishman, maddens the soul of a
Frenchman, <>r rots tho, heart of an
American. Whether it brutalized the
Assyrian, intoxicated the Persian,
transformed the Roman, or corrupted
the Creek, the hist was everywhere
tho saino, and lias never confessed it?
self. And what is it? It is the father
of oppression, the forger of chains,
the minister of murder. Anarchy is
its opportunity, cruelty its pastime,
and falsehood tts genius. It is the
necessary foe to fill governments, it
was thc sole sin of Satan, and is tho
wrong-wreaker of the world. Will
the people'enthrone it here?"
This is the lauguage of one of the
ablest - if not the ablest political
journals published in the country; a
journal which has no party interests
to serve, and one which, during its
long career, -has had the confidence
of opponents as well as ot' friends for
integrity and honesty ol' purpose.
The article we extract, from its abili?
ty and truthfulness, and from the
earnest sincerity which pervades
every sentence, is evidently the re?
sult of a deep conviction of the ne?
cessity for arousing the people to the
dangers which environ the Constitu?
tion and the Union.
DEATH OF THU OLDEST INHABITANT
OF SOUTH CAROLINA. -On Sunday,
the 16th of September, Bob Wheeler,
a negro, whe had reached the agc ol
107 years, departed this life. During
the Revolution, liol) was a boy be?
tween sixteen and eighteen years ol
age. and as his memory and mind re?
mained unimpaired, he delighted t<
tell of bis recollections of the oki
Revolution, when the red coats wei'<
the terror of every neighborhood. Ht
was for some time a waiting boy foi
Cen. Wade Hampton, and considerer!
him the next greatest man tq_ Gen,
Washington, and during his whol<
life had a great veneration and r?sped
for the Hampton family. When lu
heard of the promotion and sue
cesses of our worthy and beloyet
Gen. Wade Hampton, the old man's
eye would kindle, and he would stain
almost on tip toe, rejoicing at Iii:
achievements, saving that "the trio
old blood won 1 show itself." Winn
his old master (Wheeler) died, sonn
forty-live or fifty years $go, Rob wa
then mi elderTy man, and was left lr
his master's will to help to supper
his three daughters. This duty h<
discharged faithfully and honestly
His death occurred about four mile
from Pomaria, in.Lexington District
European papers are publishinj
most fearful pictures of suffering ii
India caused by thc famine and clio
lera. Emaciated men and women -
living skeletons-aro seen in -ever
.road. Heads of families are struel
down by cholera, and the children ile
to the country only to bc- overtaken b;
the famine and die by degrees. Re
neath the shade trees of every high
way are seen the dead and dvinj
lying side by side. Old and young
father and son, mother and daughter
are taken by thc destroying angel o
the pestilence, or cut* down by th
slow and terrible agonies of hunger
Dogs and jackals hold high carniva
over the helpless living as well as th
skeleton dead. Mothers am foum
dead with living children at thei
cold breasts, and the rapacious vu!
tures hovering over waiting for thei
prey. The misery thus begotten ha
brought out all-the worse qualities c
the natives, and they often leav
helpless wives, mothers and childre
to starve and die. Starving mother
beg* for their starving children, and
when successful, sit quietly by an
see the little ones devour the fooc
At least 1,200 die a day, and most <
the bodies are left to rot by the rout"
- .? . -.
Mr. Rertali, the well known Par
sian artist, was recently made th
ha?py father of three girls at on
birth. The Gazette, des Elragers ai
nouuees that mother and children ai
doing well; that the latter weigh mn
kilogrammes altogether, each bein
about the same size; that they are s
alike that it would be impossible t
distinguish them but for a silver plat
on the arm of each, inscribed wit
DELAWARE ELECTION.-The returr
of the inspectors of elections in th
State on Tuesday show that the mt
jority against the radicals is at lem
1,500. Under the influence of tl
Philadelphia Convention, a larg
number of voters have abandone
the ranks of the radicals. Thc mi
jority at the last Presidential electio
against the radicals was 612. Th
election of inspectors is always coi
elusive of the result in the State.
Under this head, the New York
Journal of Commerce notices the re?
cent murder -on the Chicago race
"There needs no visit to the tar
distant islands ii one would seethe
outburst of barbarism in human na?
ture. It is unnecessary for radical
philanthropists to search the South?
ern States from end to end for in?
stances of depravity, nor is it atall
worth their while to manufacture
stories to prove that there arc had
men, and crowds of had men. even to
mobs of bad men. in tin's country.
Chicago furnishes a terrible picture of
American civilization. We do nut re?
member, in the books of travel which
describe the most savage nations,
anything more, thoroughly barbarous
than the accounts we read in Chicago
papers of au occurrence at a Chicago
horse-race a few days ago.
"The excitement had become in?
tense in the crowd before, the hist
heat. There were ominous threats
from numerous voices. Darkness
came oil. Thc rival horses and their
i drivers disappeared in the gloom.
Only one re-appeared. The other
.driver was murdered o?"the course.
The crowd were utterly reckless of
the poor man's fate. Their bets
were all they cared about. Instead
of seeking tiie body, they rushed to
the judges, and demanded a decision
of the race. The serene is described
as one only lit for Pandemonium.
We shudder as we read it. Then we
have a horrible account of a brutal
fight between policemen and men
tliey attempted to arrest in the night.
The common theory seems to lie that
the driver was murdered in order to
' defeat his horse in the race. Thfi
whole story of this sceuo in Chicago
is enough to make one sick of his very
nature, when he reflects that these are
men on whom our boasted civilization
has laid its full effect, and that the bar?
barism is that of a part of thc popu?
lation of a city in which, more than
in any other, are daily published
false and fabulous stories designed to
prove the barbarism of theil neigh?
RADICAL TREATMENT OF A DRUNKEN
HUSBAND.- The Maine Detnocrai, of
Saco, gives the following details of
i the late murder of Dr. Sweat, of
Ivennebuuk, by his wife:
On Sunday morning last. Dr. ('.
AL. Sweat, of Kenuebunk, died from
the effects of morphii?e, administered
by his witt*. -The doctor, mit il within
a few years, has always sustained a
good character, bat. in that time, he
has taken to drinking, and, on Sun?
day morning, ht: had a bottle of whis?
key hid in the hay in Ins barn, which
! he had visited two or three times be?
fore thi? family were np. Mis wife
sent a little girl lo lind the bottle,
which she found and handed to Airs.
j'Sweat, when she poured some pow?
der in the bottle, and. after shaking
it, sent the girl to replace it in the
hay. Shortly after, tiie doctor went
to the barn for a few moments, and
came in, after which he helped his
wife about making the lire, and then
went and sat down on the sofa, where
he soon fell asleep, never to wake.
His wife, after finding that he could
not be awakened, took a large dose
of morphine, for the purpose of kill
I ing herself, bul was discovered in
season to prevent death. Mrs. Sweat,
we understand, had given her hus?
band morphine two or three timos
previously, which had made him sick,
and it was for that purpose that she
says the last dose was intended. The
case will be brought before the grand
jury at the present terni.
- -? + i~ ,
WHAT WE FOUGHT FOR. -Was tiie
war one of false pretences? We
claimed that it was for the preserva?
tion of the Union; yet a great party
persists in excluding ten States from
their rightful place in the National
Legislature, though they have given
every indication of willingness to
continue part and parcel of the fed?
eral Union. We claimed that it was
for the maiiitainp.uee intact of the
Constitution: yet the Constitution is
trampled under foot in its essential
provisions of equality in the Senate
and repr?sentai ion in the House.
Wc claimed that it was for the resto?
ration of the Federal authority, yet
the effort is made to convert that
authority from a government of law
into one of Congressional dictation,
by methods defiant of the Constitu?
tion. We claimed that it was to win
back our rebellious brethren, and
when they have laid down their arnd?
ani! given every token of snbiu'ssion,
men prate of "guarantees" and "se?
curity for the future," as if any othei
security was wanting from American
citizens other than their good will
and prompt obedience to authority.
Lei us stand by our oft-repeated de?
clarations. Let us keep our plighted
faith, and instead of objurgation and
complaint, instead of denunciation
and distrust, let ns give the South
the right hand of fellowship and re?
store the broken links in the great
brotherhood of States.
j National Intelligencer.
EXEMPTIONS.-The following is pub?
lished for the information of the pub?
Articles exempt from execution foi
debt, viz: To each family, two beds,
with necessary bedding, two bed?
steads, ono spinning wheel and two
pairs cards one loom, and one cow
and calf ; if a farmer, the necessary
farming tools; if a mechanic, tho
tools of his trade; the ordinary cook?
ing utensils, and ten dollars worth of
[Slaiutes of S. C., !'<-/.. <;. Hage2U.
Tho New York Herald at Tuesday,
in an editorial admonishing the
South to takr the constitutional
Every day furnishes renewed in?
dications that the Republicans will
I at the approaching elections sweep
! tho entire North and West by tre?
mendous majorities. We see this in
the numbers present and the en?
thusiasm manifested at their State
? conventions, at their mass meetings,
I at their county and municipal primary
j meetings, and in the vigor, and deter
! ruination evinced in private conver
: sat ion. [f they quarrel among them?
selves, it, is only because they feel
themselves strong enough to do so
I without endangering victory, as the
I Democratic party of old once did.
I That "cohesive power" which sealed
i the defunct Democracy in cordial em
; brace whenever the tinal issue at the
1 ballot-box caine, now imbues the
j Republicans, and it will be only
I through miserable mismanagement,
imbecility and .corruption,' which
! killed the Democratic party, that a
j similar fate will attend tho present
I dominant party.
PnosPECT TN PENNSYLVANIA.--Our
j friends speak hopefully of the con
; test in Pennsylvania. Enthusiastic
meetings, largely attended, are l>oiug
holdall over the State, and our ex?
changes give the most flattering ac?
counts ol the energy and determina?
tion of the people. The Philadelphia
"The State is being fully and tho
j roughly canvassed, and from every
? election division mid district come
i cheering reports of changes in our
I favor, amounting in the aggregate to
such a number as to preclude the
j possibility of a failure at the polls.
In sonic Counties, whole families,
formerly active and influential in the
ranks of tho opposition, are now
zealously co-operating with the anti
radical party, while in all the addi?
tions to the Democratic and conserv?
ative clubs aro challenging the won?
der and chagrin of the leaders of the
'Torch and Turpentine' faction."
The New York Herald, of Tuesday,
has an article slightly "sarcastical"
upon the Kev. Theodore Tilton, edit?
or of the New York Independent, who
is now acting ns leading torch-bearer
of the radicals. The article, which is
singnlary epithetical, mentions Tilton
as thc "Rev. Twaddling Tilton," the
"Rev. Toddling Tilton." the "Rev.
Tattling Tilton," the "Rev. Twid?
dling Tilton," tho "Rev. Throttling
Tilton," the "Rev. Trotting Tilton,"
the "Rev. Tinkling Tilton, "the "Rev.
Tonsorial Tilton," the "Rev. Tum?
bling Tilton," and the "Rev. Turpen?
tine Tilton. "
The Hartford Courant of? Monday
says: We have for some days pust
been in possession of facts connected
with a bold and .successful robbery of
bonds to a large amount from the
vaults of a city bank, which we have
withheld from publication ut the re?
quest of the parties interested. The
amount stolen was, we learn, between
?20,000 and ?30,000.
Thc Springfield (Mass.) Union says
that "sensualism,, in all its more
beastly and disgusting forms of
licentiousness and profligacy, is on a
rapid increase in all our New Eng?
land cities and towns, and nobody
can blink it ont of sight without
doing violence to his knowledge and
A large swindle of the Government,
at New Orleans, to the amount of
about half a million dollars, has been
unearthend by United States detec?
tives. The party implicated is J.
Lpwenthal, ol' No. 207 Pennsylvania
Avenue, Washington, who is a claim
A witness has just been discharged
in Fall River, Mass., who has been
kept at public expense (81.25 a day
and board) since July 20. The public
prosecutor has just found ont that he
does not want him.
Thc grasshopper pest has reached
St. Joseph, Missouri. So thick are
they that in some parts of the city
the people have to close the doors j
and windows to keep them out of
A lot of fine coal-cured leaf tobac- ;
co, made by J. J Adcock, of Gran?
ville, North Carolina, sold in Peters?
burg, Thursday, for the extraordinary
price of 8600 per cwt., the highest
price ever paid in Virginia.
A Liverpool gentleman wiio has
searched the Scriptures diligently
has discovered in Ezekiel a prophecy
to the effect that England is to be in?
vaded by the Emperor Napoleon du?
ring the present year.
The Herald says it is stated that
the monthly report of the public
debt for September will show a de?
crease of about 8100,000,000 in the
indebtedness, and an increase in the
specie; on hand of 850,000,000.
lt is said that ex-Secretary Harlan,
who, ten years ago, was not worth
85,000, has accumulated a fortune of ;
nearly half n million of dollars.
Napoleon's manifest? states that
France is to protect the Pope after !
thc retirement of the troops from ?
A Frenchman proposes to build a
pontoon bridge, with openings for |
vessels, from Calais to Dover cliffs. |
He estimates thc cost at Xl6,000,000. j
Ninety thorough breds have been j
taken to St. Louis to dompete at the
Lneleda races next week.
KEMOVAI.. We learn from an exchange
that the Ursuline Community of this city,
whose establishment was destroyed ou
Sherman's visit to this city, have;, upon thu
solicitation of the Hight Reverend Bishop
of Mobile, consented t<> locate in Tusca?
loosa, ami opeu an academy for thc educa?
tion of yoting ladies.
Their institution in this community hohl
a high rank, and, while regretting their re?
mus al, we take occasion to commend these
faithful and accomplished laborers in thc
field of education to the people of Alu
bama and adjoining States.
BOLO ANO DAKING ROBBERY. -OU Satur- \
day night, about 104 o'clock, one of the
boldest robberies ever committed in this
conimnnity or vicinity was perpetrated at
the house <>f Mr. John Davie, about 2k
miles from Columbia. It seems that Mr.
Davis, who had been in Columbia on Satur?
day, returned home, and had retired. Mrs.
Davis 'vus in the pantry, attending to ?omti
culinary preparations for the morrow,
(Sunday,) when four negroes rushed into
the house, three of them armed with mus?
kets and bayonets. Mr. Davis rose iu his
bed and attempted to reach his gun, in Ivis
chamber, when the assailants clubbed their
muskets, and, one striking him on ono
side of the head, and one ou the other, ho
was rendered insensible.
The miscreants then informed Mrs. Da?
vis, two of them standing over her as a
guard, if she would not turn to see what
was going on, she and her two children on
her lap would not be? injured; otherwise,
she ami they should be killed. Of course
she could only submit, and the wardrobe,
provision^ and valuables of tho family
wen; abstracted. They had even the im?
pudence and daring to change their own
clothes and leave their rag*, wearing off
the apparel of tho family.
We have not heard of a more outrageous
ea.se of assault ami robbery than this.
Can nothing be done? We simply recom?
mend that all householders stand prepared
to indict summary justice upon these mer?
ciless marauders. Mr. Davis, during Sun?
day, was insensible from the injuries re?
ceived; yesterday be was a little better,
and able to articulate some words. Some
spoons, marked with his initials, have been
bought from a colored man by auotbor,
and a coat, thought to be the property of
Mr. Davis, has bten recovered, which was
also bought from a negro. It is tho duty
of our people to be ot. the alort, and to
bring these sable offenders either to legal
justice, or to set examples that will not be
disregarded. If a war of races is to be
commenced, let all bc prepared for such an
AN HONEST COLUMBIA SERVANT. - We take
great pleasure in transferring to our co?
lumns, from the Petersburg index, the
following, chronicling tho honest and ho?
norable conduct of one of our colored
townsmen, Pleasant Gregg, a personal
attendant of the lamented General. "Like
master like man," is an old adage, and in
this ease in fully verified. Gen. Gregg was
thc soul of honor, and it is almost impos?
sible that any one in constant attendance
upon bim could be otherwise than honor?
able and honest. We commend Pleasant
for this noble act, and congratulate him
not only on its pecuniary reward, but on
that still higher reward-the approval of
his flaker and of a good conscience. Tho
lader says: ,
"A lady of this city, who was temporarily
residing in Raleigh, N. C.. at the time of
Sherman's approach to that place, was
greatly exercised, as the invading host
drew near, to imagino what safe disposi?
tion she should mako of some highly
valued silver plate in her possession. To
keep it would, she thought, be to tempt
the bummers to violence; to bury it, would
be to incur a great risk; so at last she de?
termined to entrust its safety to the care
of a family servant, who, with his young
mistress, Miss Gregg, of South Carolina,
was staying in the house.
"The negro took off these and other
valuable articles, and as Sherman at last
came in sight, slipped off and made for his
old home at Columbia, S. C. Soon after?
ward, the lady returned to Petersburg, and
as many months passpd away without any
news from the silver, she might be excused
if some doubts arose as to the fidelity of
"But, a few weeks since, a letter came
from Carolina, announcing tho where
abouts of the servant and tho safety of tho
property entrusted to him, and asking
directions as to the disposition tobe made
of it; and on one day of the past week, a
box arrived bj- express, bringing every
"The servant's name is Pleasant, and he
was a personal attendant of Gen. Gregg.
We learn that his honesty will bo suitably
rewarded by the lady he served."
Pleasant still resides in Columbia, and is
in the employment of fhn Messrs. Gregg.
It may be proper to add to the above that
he had charge of the plate and valuables
belonging to bis late master's family, and
took them to Raleigh when Sherman ap?
proached this city. When the army got
near the latter city, he returned here,
bringing the family plate, together with
that mentioned above. Until a few weeks
ago, the latter was buried in a secure place
in the neighborhood of this city.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is cull?
ed to the following advertisements, which
are published this morning for the ?rst
Ice Cream at McKenzie's, This Day.
T. S. Nickerson-Planters' Hotel.
C. H. Baldwin & Co.-Hams, Flour, Jr?.
Jacob Levin-Gas Bills,
H. & G, D. Hopo- Flour, Seed Rye, Ac.
College of Charleston, ti. C.
J. & T. R. Agnew-Soda, Axes, Potw&re.
Fisher 4 Hoinitsh-Wine Bitters, Ac.
C. P. Pelham-Scrip Lost.
Alfred Tolleson-Sugars, ?V.c.
A convict who was about to be sent
to a house of correction, was told
that they would set him to pick
oakum. "Let 'nm try it, by goah,"
said he; "I'll tear their darned
oakum all to pieces.''