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Thursday Morning, October ll, 1866.
A loading London journal, the Pall
Midi Gazette, discusses the Irish ques?
tion with some show of sense, und
indient?'s that some of the English
press and people ure not entirely
blind to many of the causes of the
discontent of the Irish people and
their hatred of British rule. The
truth is, Ireland is 7Mi"s-governed moro
than she is oppressed. The following
paragraph glances, at least, at tho
"It is a grievous calamity and un?
questionably a sad reproach to our
statesmen :<nd our nation, that the
irish should be so disloyal and should
entertain so strong, though often so
undefined, a conviction of mis-go?
vernment and injustice; for we believe
that, in several respects, th ero is
scarcely a people upon earth easier to
manage, or who would be so at least
to any other race than the English.
But, unhappily, with frequently the
best intentions, we have never got the
secret of success; the natures of thc
two people are singularly discrepant
and inharmonious; we have more
difficulty in understanding Wem, and
they in tolerating us, than would be
found in similar relations between
Slavonian or Teuton, Latin or Celt,
Greek or Muscovite, almost as much
as between Asiatics and Europeans.
Thc French would govern them fal
better-with less justice, with less
patience, with incomparably less con?
sideration, no doubt, but still with
far less irritation and far greater suc?
cess. What they ask for, we ofter
cannot give, because to give it would
bc neither wise, just, beneficent, noi
perhaps possible; what they wish for,
we do not give, because we scarcely
understand that it should be seriously
or earnestly au object of desire, 01
that tlie gift would be so healing and
gratifying as is said. We think toe
much of what, in our judgment, tkej
need, and too little of what, in theil
own Hearts, they crave."
The New York World thinks this
state of things is a justification o!
Fenianism. ff the British people arc
so unjust or so stupid as here de
scribed, that paper says the Irish ar?
not to be blamed for desiring to go
vern themselves. In truth, thc dim
culty in this case is that Thad. Ste
vens' plan has been tried for severa
. .entmies with the Irish nation, ant
it does not work at all. We kuo\
that the Irish people to-day hate th
British Government worse than the;
did in "'.KS. The policy that has bee]
pursued towards that people by thei
rulers luis been une of repression
confiscation, insult and spoliation
and the bitter fruits of this balefu
seed are seen in the history of Ire
land and thc hatred of Irishmen, ii
livery country, towards the Britisl
The Gazelle goes on to show who
means should kbe taken to win th
hearts of the Irish and make thei
good citizens. And, intelligent read
er, what remedies do you think thi
London journal recommends? 1
avers that nothing less than an agra
rian division of the soil will satisf
the Irish people; and this being irr.
possible, it suggests that they h
given the right as tenants to th
improvements they may actuall
make. Ct then would soothe thes
unmanageable subjects by recognis
iug their national colors in the arm
and in tho. formation of a regimer
of home guards to attend upon til
royal l'amiL}-, and then says that, wit
these measures, an occasional visit <
the Queen to Ireland will destrc
Fenianism ! These are the remedie
a sapient London journal recon
mends for the pacification of a pei
pie who love nothing better, nor as
more, than political liberty. Gi\
thc Irish people their own Parliamei
in College Green; then, and not ti
then, will Fenianism or its spirit I
repressed and allayed.
The Philadelphia papers come i
us with this paragraph:
A DXI??G CHILD MURDERED.
James Williams, sixty-six years ol
living at Fifth and Bedford street
on Tuesday night, it is alleged, tot
a little child, five years old, from i
bed, and though the innocent bal
was dying, kicked it brutally abo
the room, so that it speedily expire
Now if this had occurred dov
South, and the child had been blac
what a howl would have gone i
We learn that all the arrungemec
have been made to inaugurate Sion
wall Cemetery, at Winchester, Vi
on the 25th of October. There ha
been 1,350 interments, and there n
about 500 more to be made.
The Russian papers say that grt
to the amount of 10,000,000 of roub
has been destroyed in that count:
by an insect called the "marmot.'
A Cane of Proscription.
It seems that a radical office-holder,
named Conner, has been removed,
and a conservative appointed in his
place. Ile filled the highly impor?
tant office of postmaster in a little
village-North Vernon-in Indiana.
He dies garnis however, and pub?
lishes to the universe fifteen solid
reasons that induced his removal.
We omit the first five, and give our
readers the benefit of the balance:
G. I am removed because I do not
support the infamously rebel Demo?
cratic party, which systematically
tried to murder me for fifteen long,
dreary mouths, by starvation and ex?
.7. I am removed because I do not
support the Democratic party, which
starved me three days and nights at
Florence, South Carolina, for refusing
to point to them the modes of escape
of some of my comrades.
8. l am removed because I do not
support the Democratic party, who
caused me to be shot at Chicamauga,
and because I shot some of said De?
9. I am removed because I do not
. support the Democratic party, which
robbed me at Richmond, Virginia.
10. I am removed because I do
uot support the Democratic-Johnson
party, whose members shot at and
starved me at Belle Isle.
11. I am removed because I do not
support the Democratic party, one of
whom tried a second time to shoot
me in Smith's building, at Rich?
12. I am removed because I do not
support the Democratic party, which
endeavored to freeze me to death
during tho winter of 1863- '61, at
13. I am removed because I do not
support the infernal and treasonable
Democratic party, which came near
starving me, at Charleston, South
li. I am removed because Ido not
endorse the hellish party, which tor?
tured me with hunger for six months
at Andersoiiville, Georgia.
15. I am removed because I do not
support the assassin's President.
Was there ever such an unwarrant?
able case of proscription as the re?
moval of this long-suffering hero?
President Johnson, stop that merciless
axe you are now swinging about so
lustily, especially Ln the case of such
tough customers as the above. But,
after all, having suffered and em.'ired
sp much, we imagine Mr. Conner will
survive his removal.
The following paragraph tells of
another kind of humiliation to which
Southerners are subjected in Phila?
"While General C. A. Battle was
in Philadelphia, attending the late
National Union Convention, being a
man zealous for Sabbath schools, he
went to a publishing house to which
he was recommended, and inquired
if they could get up a Sabbath school
library unexceptionable in sentiment
to the South. They replied: 'We
have no ouch books, nor would we
publish such if they were offered to
us.' He then went to the American
Baptist Publication Society, made
similar inquiries, and received in sub?
stance the same reply."
How long will our people subject
themselves to these taunts and sneers
from the whining hypocrites of the
city of brotherly love? These so-called
religious publishing houses and so?
cieties have no books to suit the Sab?
bath schools of the South, and wonk!
not publish them any way. The re?
medy is simple for all this, if we can
ever get out of the old beaten track
of dependence on the North for pro?
ductions of the press. There are
presses, paper, type, printers and
bookbinders throughout the South,
and competent men to write appro?
priate volumes for a Sabbath school
library unexceptionable. If we do
not use the means we have all about
us, and prefer to patronize our po?
litical enemies, we may expect to be
snubbed, and we do not know but we
deserve such treatment.
Brownlow, in his Cleveland speech,
discoursed of the future state as fol?
"If God, in his providence, should
call me off, I have no fears of the
consequences beyond the grave. If
the books have been correctly kept in
the upper world, as I have no doubt
they have, there will be a small ba?
lance in my fav?r."
Such is the persistent blasphemy
of a man who is admitted to the
pulpit, and who aspires to control the
destinies of a people. Was there
ever a spectacle, exhibited ta the per?
son of one man, so shocking?
GENEROUS PROPOSITION.-Mrs. G.
A. H?lse McLeod, of the Baltimore
Southern Literary Institute, offers to
donate one full scholarship, with
board and tuition, to her native State,
Florida, and one for tuition to each
of the other ten Southern States.
? Application to be made through the
Southeru Relief Association, Balti
Tl??- Radicals for Civil War.
Since Mr. Raymond's disclosure
of the radical plottings for civil war,
tho Browulows, the Stevenses, and
Sumners have given new proofs daily
of the desperation and tho wicked?
ness of the men who would precipi?
tate the country into that worst of all
The Louisville Journal, long thc
opponent of the Democratic p?rty,
is cordially co-operating with it now
in the effort to restore the Union,
peace, prosperity and harmony, and
to avert the radicals' threatened civil
war. It says:
The signs are direful. Our nation?
ality seems more fearfully threatened
than it was at any time during the
late war, the world's greatest war.
The portents glow and redden like
bale-fires upon all the hills. The
country is covered with combustible
materials scattered around by fierce
hands, and the hurliug a road of a
single fire-brand from Washington,
or the bursting of one fla;;h of light?
ning from the lurid clouds that hang
low over the Capitol, may wrap tile
land in a conflagration of civil war.
And let the Northern people remem?
ber that if civil war comes, it will
rage, and madden, and work its deso?
lations first in the North, and, if the
South choose, be confined to tho
North. The people of the North,
with the exception of the soldiers,
knew little of war, save from reading
about it. The flames of burning
cities glared and the thunders of hos?
tile cannon roared and died away a
thousand miles off from them; but
let a civil war, such as large portions
of them seem now to be invoking,
burst forth among themselves, and
tiley will be the witnesses and thc
victims of horrors wholly unparalleled
by the late dreadful experiences of !
the South. It will be a war less of j
armies than of neighbors and neigh?
borhoods. The midnight torch will
be one of the chief weapons of the
fight. The air will be red with Hame
and black with sulphurous smoke.
COTJON TAX.--Tli e New York!
Chamber of Commerce, on Thursday,
appointed a committee to prepare a
memorial to Congress, calling upon ;
that body to repeal the absurd and:
ruinous tax upon cotton. Now that j
tin; new crop is coming in, it is found
that tile enforcement of the tax is
surrounded with difficulties. Itgives
the assessor a world of trouble, em?
barrasses the planters, curtails trade,
puts the growth of cotton under the
ban of the law, and oilers a premium
to foreign cotton-growers. The tax,
at the start, was foolish and spiteful,
and was merely intended to injure
the South. We have the finest cotton
patch in the world, and if we. are
wise, we may regain the virtual mo?
nopoly of this great business: but to
do so we must encourage, and not
hinder, the production of that valuable
DEATH or AN ECCENTRIC.-The
Montgomery (Ala.) Mail records the
deatli of ?ni old eccentric character in
Coosa County, named Howell Hose.
By hoarding his means for many
years he had been enabled to accumu?
late a property of nearly 8300,000,
all of which passes by Iiis death to
the use of his wife for life. The Mail
says: "After the surrender, a body
of Yankees went to the old man's
house in search of gold, and threat?
ened to hang him unless he produced
it. The old man coolly told them to
hang, and that they would find his a
pretty tough old neck. They hung
Lin np three times, but produced no
INFORMATION.-The subjoined pa?
ragraph may be interesting informa?
tion to a Welshman, but we can't
"Crwdglmpes Ap Thomas, the
Welsh bard, is coming to this coun?
try, lie will be received by the
Llwglmntrsmstrath of Philadelphia,
and his performance on Qthmdatt
rurgwstlyn, or Welsh harp, will be
the most interesting musical event of
the season. He is a native of Moel
gwstrnwbstwith, and his father was
the inventor of the Brnwrw Cyrnrst
SHOOTING AFFRAY IN BALTIMORE.
On Saturday night, (3th inst., a shoot?
ing affray occurred in a public house
in the Eastern part of the city, re?
sulting in the death of a man named
Benjamin F. Jones, and the wound?
ing of George Goodrich and John
Betz, the latter seriously , A man
named Wm. S. Richardson gave him?
self up as the party who fired the pis?
tol, claiming to have done so in self
defence. The coroner's jury subse?
quently discharged him. The affray
grew out of political excitement.
COUNTERFEITS-LOOK OUT -The
Chattanooga Union, of Sa^iirday,
"Look out tor counterfeit 'Twen?
ties' on the First National Bank,
Portland, Maine, several of which
were offered here yesterday. A little
scrutiny only is necessary to detect
them, as the engraving is quite
coarse. Those seen were letter 'A,'
and No. 32,301 in right hand upper
George M. Snow, for many years
commercial editor of the New York
Tribune, died of heart disease Wed?
nesday, in the fifty-fifth year of his
SOUTHERN HOMESTEADS.-The law
of June 21, 18GG, providiug for the
disposal of the public land iii the
Southern States for homestead set?
tlement, is now being printed, with
instructions, and will, in a few days,
be ready for transmission to the Dis?
trict officers in those States. The
first section of the above Act pro?
vides for the disposal of the public
lands in tho States of Alabama, Mis?
sissippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and
Flori^it, fur homestead settlement
only, according to the provisions of
the original Homestead Act. of May
20. 1802, and amendatory Act of
March 21, 18U4, but restricts each
entry to eighty acres, held at SI.25
per "acre, or half that quantity of
double minimum land. This restric?
tion as to quantity continues until
the expiration of two years from the
date of the Act, and entries after that
will be allowed as provided for in the
original law and the Act amendatory
thereof, unless otherwise ordered by
Cougress. In lieu of the 810 fee re?
quired bv Act of 1862, to be paid at
the time of entry, 85 must be paid
when the patent issues. The bene?
fits of the Act are extended to all
citizens of the United States, without
distinction or discrimination as to
race or color. The above provi?
sions have special application to States j
mentioned, while the second section \
of the Act is of general application
to all the States and Territories, and ?
provides that, until the first of Janu?
ary, ISO", the applicant shall make
aifid?vi that he has not horne arms
against the United States, or given
aid and comfort to its enemies. The
law is of further general application, ?
in this, that the fee is reduced to 85, |
when the, entry shall not embrace ?
more than eighty aeres at 81.25 per j
acre. The provisions of the Acts of
1802 and 1864, except as modified by i
the Act of June 21, 1866, are made a j
part of the last mentioned Act.
[Cor. New York Tribuna. ?
MILITARY RULE rs TEXAS.-Flake's
Galveston Bulletin, ot the 2d, con
tains the following order, which was 1
issued at Brenham by the command- i
ant there, immediately after General I
Sheridan left there;
1. Immediately upon the issuing j
of this, all guards, patrols or armed !
parties, no matter by whose authority
organized, will be discontinued.
2 In the future, any persons found ?
with arms in their possession will be '
arrested by military authority.
3. It having been brought to the
notice of the post commander that,
within the last three weeks, the cases
of outrage toward the freedmen have
increased to au enormous extent, it is
his intention to take immediate cog?
nizance of all such cases, and render
every assistance to the agent of the
Bureau at this point, in order that
justice may be done to the freedmen.,
and the guilty brought to punish?
.1. Any interference on tho part of
the civil authorities in this County
will at once be taken cognizance of.
A FAST .WOMAN. -A letter from
Homburg, a famous watering place
in Germany, has the following:
A "lionne" here now. who plays
very high at. roulette, is a Russian
countess, Madame Rim sky Korsakow.
She has created a great excitement in
Paris during the past winter by the
particularly "loud" style of dress
wliieh she adopts, and her very free i
and easy manner. She is immensely
rich, very handsome, and her rank
secures her ad mission into the highest
circles, lt is said that the Empress
was very jealous of her ort account of
the attention which she attracted,
and that she attempted to banish
Madame Rimsky from the court cir?
cle. She dresses here very extrava?
gantly, although with a certain kind
of taste, wears immense quantities
of diamonds and very short dresses,
making a huge display of striped
silk stockings. At the playing table,
she converses with the croupiers, or
anybody who may be sitting next her,
with most perfect freedom. In the
afternoon, she may bc seen in the co?
vered walk, drinking coffee and
-< ?? ? ?
SCENE AT A RADICAL MEETING.
The National Intelligencer has the fol?
General Cameron, in speaking at
the late' Harrisburg mass meeting,
seeing General Knipe in the crowd,
said: "There's your Postmaster, Joe
Knipe. I made him a General," and
no sooner had he uttered the words
than there rung out, in a clear, sil?
very voice, from the audience: "You
are a liar! 1 was made a General
while fighting the battles of my coun?
try, while you were at home specu?
lating in mule contracts." It was the
voice of the gallant General Knipe,
and of course there was a commotion.
A rush was made by the roughs at
Knipe, but he defied them and kept
ALLEGED FORGERY AT NEW OR?
LEANS.-It is stated that a claim
agent has been detected in New
Orleans in forging soldiers' pay ac?
counts, by which the Government is
swindled out of over 81,000,000. He
9ed from New Orleans on hearing ?
that a warrant was out for him, and '
has not yet been arrested. Several '<
paymasters and citizens of New Or?
leans are implicated in the affair.
Gen. Grant's pay is 818,678 a year,
ind Lieut. Gen. Sherman's 813,518.
Each ia allowed fifty horses. A
major-general gets 85,800 a year, and
is allowed five horses. The pay of a
brigadier is 83,940.50.
BROWNLOW'S ARMS AND AMMUNI?
TION.-Writing to his Knoxville Whig
from Cincinnati, Brownlow thus
speaks of the arms ho is procuring to i
inaugurate a new era of bloodshed in
"A despatch in a Cincinnati paper,
from Knoxville, represents me as
having been arraigned there, in a
speech by Col. Baxter, for having in- ?
volved the State in a debt by the pur?
chase of thousands of dollars worth of
arms. I have no other account of
this grave charge, and I am not wil?
ling to think that a man of Iiis stand?
ing and intelligence would make a
statement so entirely false, and des?
titute of any foundation in truth.
Every intelligent man in Tennessee
knows that the Legislature made no
provision for any purchase of arms
was not asked to do so-and that I
have no fluids at my command with
which" to purchase arms. Knowing
these facts myself, and seeing there
is likely to be a necessity for arms to
enforce the franchise law, and to pre?
vent the State Government from
overthrow by a set of bad men in
Tennessee, I have made arrangements
with loyal Governors to borrow what
arms may be wanted."
THAD. STEVENS' DECENCY.-Thad?
deus Stevens, in a speech at Lancas?
ter, Pa., last Thursday, spoke in
gross terms of abuse and vituperation
of the President and the gentlemen
who accompanied him in his recent
tour, and had the bad taste to say, in
reference to the injuries received by
the patriot and statesman. William
H. Seward, for his devotion to the
Union: "The elder clown, owing to
the wear and tear of age and suffer?
ing-you know he had his arm broken
and his jaw broken, and his neck
broken, almost - -inducing a necessity
for certain opiates, which had very
much worn down his vigor." &c, Ac.
This coarse and unfeeling allusion to
the injuries received by Mr. Seward
at the hands of the assassin. Payne,
which should have caused a blush of
shame on the most hardened cheek,
was-and it is stated boastingly-re?
ceived with applause by the pure and
high-minded patriots present. What
are we coming to?
I Washington Star.
THAT'S THE DOCTRINE.-The Louis?
ville Courier urges the President to
recognize no longer "the present
piece of Congress," until it admits
the Southern members-to "protect
himself by denying its legitimacy and
authority,.and resisting its arbitrary
and illegal enactments." We hope
to learn, before long, that the Presi?
dent has taken up with this idea.
There is no use in temporizing with
such men as the radicals, who have
no more conception of the binding
force of constitutional obligations
than a blind man has of colors. They
repudiate every duty they owe to the
Soutlu-rn people as joint owners of
the Union, and speak of us and our
States as if we belonged to them. It
is no slander to say that the radicals
have lost all sense of honor as be?
tween man and mun, in their insane
hatred of the Southern people. If
they treat one another at home as
they propose to treat us, it must be a
delightful country to live in-equal
to Central America.
A MOST VALUABLE BUREAU. -( ) wing
to the extensive frauds which were
being perpetrated in this city, by the
circulation of counterfeit money, it
was deemed advisable by the United
States Treasury Department, several
months since, to establish in Balti?
more a detective department, which
was done, several shrewd and ener?
getic residents being appointed. The
appointees entered upon their oner?
ous duties, and, we are happy to
state, have labored so assiduously as
to have almost entirely broken up the
operations of the counterfeiters, or
their aiders and abettors, in the cir?
culation of the "queer," as it is vul?
garly termed. So far have their
efforts been successful, that there are
now no counterfeit Treasury notes in
circulation, except a few of the old
issue, which are easily detected.
A person professing to be a coun?
try buyer entered a large wholesale
store in New York last week, and
effected purchases to the amount of
nearly 85,000, the cash for which he I
promised to pay on the morrow, j
Having completed his purchases, he j
informed the junior partner that he
was going to see a lady friend, and
that he had thoughtlessly left his
watch at home, at the same time beg?
ging the loan of his time-keeper, to
prevent any suspicion in the breast
A his fair friend. The merchaut,
delighted with the business he had
lone, not only fell in with his wishes,
ant offered him in addition tho loan
>i $50, which was readily accepted
ay his wily customer. The merchant
?vas "sold," for his customer never
On Thursday night last, a furious
storm blew down Palmer's circus j
;ent in Vincennes, Indiana, and tum-1
iled about 3,000 people into a pro- ?
niscnoiis pile. The scene is said to
lave been at once frightful and ludi?
crous. Fortunately, no one was se?
Dr. Cole and his sou, after au in?
vestigation of fourteen days, have
seen committed to jail at Quitman,
Miss., for the murder of Mr. Harri
lon, the agent of tho Southern Ex
iress Company, at Lockhart Station,
TiioBK WELLS.-Wo bops the Mayor will
see that his recent order is promptly exe?
cuted. The open wella in our beat in un
encloco 1 lots romain in their former dan?
INDEPENDENT FIRE COMPANY. All mem?
bers of this Company arc invited to attend
a meeting to be bold to-night, for the pur?
pose of transacting business of impor
tancc. See advertisement.
L. E. JACKSON.-C. F. Jackson ha%
removed from bis stand on Bedell's Kow.
Mr. E. E. Jackson is fitting ap the whole
establishment for :L drug store, where will
bi-kept a large and Well-selected sun k of
drugs and mcdiciues. .Mr. Jackson is an
REMANDED TO CIVIL Corm. -The throe
negroes und r charge of the Sheriff of this
District, auu d of stealing mob s, and
wini were taken by the military authorities,
have been ordered to be returned to civil
jurisdiction, and wo learn their trial m the
Court of Common Idea? will commence to?
t'uxoAtiKE IKON WORKS.-Attention is
called to the advertisement of Mr. McDou?
gall, the energetic Superintendent of these
works. A large, new foundry has been
erected, and all kinds of castings, large
and small, can bo executed. Tho gentle?
men who manage tin se works an: prompt
and energetic in tilling all orders sent
NEW AOVEI-.TISLMLNTS. - Attention ia call -
? ed to the following advertisements, which
; aro published this morning for thc tirs;
la vin A Peixotto Segara at Auction,
i D. li. Miller-In the Common Pleas.
Manahan A Warley Dissolution.
Felix Warley- Factor, Ac.
Independent Fire Company-Meeting,
l'a villon Hotel, Charleston, S. C.
Cotrgarce Iron Work*.
INFORMATION WANTED. In 1859, the then
Governor of ohio, Salmon P. Chase, in the
midst of a great excitement growing out
of an effort to enforce ibo fugitive slave
: law, taking the form of the arrest, hy the
precess of the United States courts, of
certain persons who had released the fugi?
tive slave, for whom writs of habeas corpus
had been sued out in the State courts, thus
threatening a conflict of jurisdiction be?
tween tho United States courts and the
State courts of Ohio, laid down the doc?
trine of nullification. Governor Chase
..t will only say, what I have frequently
said before, that as long aa tho State of
Ohio remains a sovereignty, andas long a.
I am ber Chief Executive, ibo process of
her courts shall bo executed. * *
When 1 am called on to act, 1 will act."'
Now. we wish to know if this Salmon P.
Chase is our Chief Justice Chase. If this
bo verily so, and Governor Chase and Chief
Justice (.'base are ono and tho same per?
son, we cannot but think that the trial of
Jefferson Davis before Chief Justice Chase
will he a very awkward affair. How will a
nullifier try a secessionist'.' Wc eau readily
imagine, when thc counsel of the accused
justifies, on the ground of tin- sovereignty
of the States, that the Chief Justice will
foti that his position 6f presiding Judge is,
slightly embarrassing. We are curious to
learn what weight Chief Justice Chase will
give to the opinions of Governor Chase on
the question of State sovereignty.
[ National Intelligencer.
AN INTERESTING LAW CASH. -The New
Orleans Times contains a report of an in?
teresting law ease, tried last week in tho
Parish of St. Martin.
Jean Baptiste Allison, a freedman, was
indicted for committing a murder on tho
15th of July, lSii?. The defence moved to
(plash the indictment, on the grnnnd that
at the time the defendant is charged to
have committed the murder, he was a
slave, subject to the laws of Louisiana
relative to slaves, and amenable to a spe?
cial tribunal created for their trial; that
the effect of the amendment of t he Consti?
tution of the United States was to set him
free and abrogate all laws enacted for tho
punishment of crimes committed by slaves.
Tho prosecution held that, under tho
Louisiana Constitution of 18(14, tho defend?
ant had become a freedman, and was there?
fore amenable to tho laws for freedmen.
Judge Fred. Gates held that tho Consti?
tution of 186-1 was illegal, and that slavery
was not abolished in the Parish of St.
Martin until Decemb- r 6, 1865, whi n the
General Assembly of th.? State ratified tho
constitutional amendment prohibiting
slavery; that the defendant was therefore
;? slave at the time ho is alleged to have
committed the murder, and that tho mo?
tion to quash must prevail.
Tho validity of President Lincoln'? pro?
clamation was not decided upon, ns St.
Martin was om; of tho parishes excepted
from its operation.
Admiral Sommes, in "assuming the
duties and responsibilities of editor"
of tin- Mobile Gazette, says, in the
spirit of a true Southerner: "Every
good and true mun must do his part
cheerfully toward restoring harmony
bet wooli tho two sections of our
country, that prosperity may follow
harmony. If the South is our coun?
try, so also, now, is the North. We
would have had it otherwise once,
but an over-riding Providence, which
doeth all things well, hath decreed
differently, and, as men acknowledg?
ing Christian responsibilities, we
must bow humbly to this decree."
The Foreign Missionary Board of
the Protestant Episcopal Church havo
prosecuted the work of missions in
Africa with great zeal and earnest?
ness. They have twenty-one sta?
tions, and operate among seven native
tribes, haying access to 150,000 peo?
ple. The mission has existed twenty
Mrs. Sturgis Hooper, the rich Bos?
ton w idow, has sacrificed the interest
of 8100,0(10, bequeathed to her lately,
by her late husband's grand-fat her,
(as a property to belong to her as
long as .she remains a widow,) in
order to becomo Mrs. Senator Sum?
ner, and a lender in tb^e Senatorial
society of Washington.
Rule for editors and Indies -short
articles for warm weather.