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1 "COLUMBIA. 1
Thursday Morning; November 8.18So
Increase in Jtlaiiufa?turcs.
The South is proverbially slow in
taking lessons from, her Northern
neighbors in enterprise. We should |
learn from our enemies, mid in every j
step in progress which they make, we
should not be too stilted and proud
t o reap any profit or advantage which
their superior skill or energy rnay
develop. During tho waf, the manu?
facturers of the East did a thriving
business, and the clothiug of the vast
armies of the Union gave a stimulus
to the factories which every person
thought would die out; that the
mills, aiter making fortunes for their
proprietors, would be abandoned, the
machinery* thrown away, and the
capital accumulated by tho war prices
for the products o'f the loom und
spindle, turned in some other chan?
nel, to increase and multiply.
J3ut quito the contrary results are
now being made patent to the public.
The old mills and machinery have
confirmed their operations with large
profits, and thc prospective demand
is thought to bo so promising, that
instead of abandoning the business,
extensive preparations are being
made in New England for increased
manufacturing facilities; and with
the prospect of ?1 still higher protect?
ive tariff, they ure spreading the area
of their looms and spindles to quite
an unexpected extent.
We learn from our fxohcuges that
every one who has passed through
the Eastern States, during the last
summer, did not fail to observe that,
everywhere, new factories were ii
process of erection, and old ones o
enlargement. Now, all this is bein?
done with the prospect of an activ<
competition with the South aud tin
West in . manufacturing enterprises
and capital, ever watchful and sensi
tive, especially in Yankee manufac
turing districts, is being embarked v.
a larger proportion than for man
years back, in new manufacturing en
tcrprises. The case of the Messrs
Sprague, of llhode Island, for in
stance, well-known manufacturer
throughout the country, is cited a
one of the principal evidences that
new spring or start has been taken i
the East in this respect. These gei
tlemen have made arrangements t
erect five cotton mills, with 100,0(1
spindles each, at Augusta, Main<
which will give employment, direct 1
and indirectly, to 50,000 people. Th
town of Augusta, with a spirit of ei
terprise and forethought worthy <
emulation, here and elsewhere in tl:
South, offered these enterprising gei
tlemen some facilities, which wei
accepted. At Fall River, Massachi
setts, a place already crowded wit
factories ami work-shops of every d
scription, new companies, with larg
capitals, for the manufacture <
printed cloths and other cotton good
Again, we perceive that new aud e:
tensive establishments for thc maui
facture of steam engines are beii:
started all over New England.
' Now, it is only common sense :
ask the Southern States to consid<
theso matters. In every instance v
have referred to above, New Englai
capital and enterprise 'are reward?
by a single article of raw materi::
Cotton she has to get from the Sout
with heavy freight, commissions ai
other charges snperadded. Iron ar
coal she has to obtain from otb.
States; and iu addition to all this,
this time, they have to imporii thc
new macliiuery from England, i
stead of making it at home, from tl
simple fact that, bu account of tl
high price of labor and material (
this side, it can be produced in Eu
land at two-thirds the cost at home
People of the South! can you 11
learn some lessons of profit fro
theso facts? Tho manufacture
cotton at the South is much mo
profitable than its production; bi
with the two combined, there is 1
obstacle to thc accumulation
wealth by both producer and mau
facturer. Wo cannot, ie.eMng our 1
sponsibilities and duties a.* josrni
ists, forbear to urge upon our fello
citizens at the South to go vigorous
to work and to open up this new ro
to social, material and even politic
The Montreal Witness publishes
map of the burnt district of Qnebc
which shows that a space equal
twenty acres in length, and nine
width,' was desolated. Fifty-fi
streets were blunt over.
Thc Keftmn j.iovcmcni.
Wc ?ire indebted to our fellow-citi?
zen, Mr. John Alexander, now on a
visit to his home in Scotland, for a
copy of tile Glasgow Journal, of Oc?
tober 17. It is filled with an account
td' a popular demonstration of the
Reform League, which, in magnitude
and enthusiasm, exceeded every de?
monstration ever made in the city of
Glasgow. Tho procession-about
seven miles long-of the trades, car?
penters, masons, ship-builders, und
'almost every other craft, numbered,
at a moderate estimate, between 50,
000 and 80,000 citizens, all orderly,
ami mostly dressed iii their holiday
array. On the green, of Glasgow,
souie six or eight platforms had been
erected for the public* speakers: and
it is estimated that nat less than 500,
000 people responded.to the trades
and working-men who raised, on this
occasion, the watch-word of reform.
Tn tlie evening, John Bright ami
other speakers addressed the meeting
in the City Hall. In the course o:
his remarks, Mr. Bright said that
out of every 100 grown men in tin
United Kingdom, 84.had no vofes
The whole afluir passed off very or
derly, and tho mottoes on th s ma
jority of the banners-"manhoo<
suffrage and the vote by ballot,"' ?bc.
indicated the general object song, it b
be obtained by the reformers, through
out Great Britain.
A GLOOMY FOKE?ODISO.-Dr. L. i
W. Andrews, senior editor of th
Macon Georgia Citizen, now on a visi
to the North, writes the following
among other things, of date Octobc
25, to his paper: The Doctor is n
' sensationalist, and what, therefor?
so sober-minded a man as he may sa^
should challenge the most senor
consideration. Bight here, observt
the Griffin Herald, let us say, for fe:
of being misunderstood, that we ho}
tho South, guarantee or no guarai
tee, never will pass the "constiti
tional amendment," even il' the ai
keeps her out of the Union for tl
next five, huudred years. But t<> tl
"With reference to; the aetion i
the South ' on the constitution
amendment to be submitted to the
consideration, I have this to say,
my opinion-not my leish-that i
will hart- to swallow tin' bitter firauq
to the, dregs, or (routent ourselves wi
taxation without, representation f<
perhaps, years to come! With this vie
of the subject-without intending
advocate the adoption of tho amen
ment-it were perhaps best to 1
things take their course. Could i
South have any guarantee that i
more would be required of her th
that now presented, it would perha
be best to yield to the imperative c
cumstances of tho condition, as h
been done before, and submit, wi
the best grace we can, to the ex*
tions ami humiliations imposed on
Fon THE AMENDMENT.-Wo fi
the following paragraph in tlie Nas
ville Union ami American:
"lt is understood that Holden,
North Carolina, and Judge Magra!
of South Carolina, favor the adopti
of the constitutional amendment,
true, they are tho only two men
the South, of any distinction, w
have degraded themselves by taki
I that position."
Wc know nothing of, and care li
j about, Holden's position on any si
jeot; but we are much inclined
doubt the position assigned Jud
Magrath. If he be correctly rep
sented in ibe? above, he is the oi
niau of any sort of position in t
State who is in favor of tlie bill
I A PERJURED VIELATN ARRESTED.
Sanford Conover, alias Charles
Duncan, who was implicated in 1
recent conspiracy to convict Jed
son Davis of being an accomplice
the assassination of President L
coln, by means of suborned witness
was arrested in New York, on Sat
day, and taken to Washington. T
arrest was made on tho affidavit
Wm. H. Roberts, J. A. Hoaue, a
L. C. Turner, charging Conover w
The European Governments, sil
the exhibition of tho superior va
of American arms made duriug l
recent war, have become very anxi<
to have them. American bree
loading rifles have taken seve
prizes at competitive examinations
Europe, and it lias just been :
nounced that the Russian Govei
meut has ordered the manufacture
100,000 breech-loaders by the C
Manufacturing Company, at Hi:
Tho last rebel prisoner was recen
released from prison in Washing^
His friends had mourned him as de
and respect of funeral services i
paid to his memory a year ago.
Condition of Ma?-ylttn/l.
Hon.- Reverdy J.ohuson has just
made an admirable speech oh the
position of political affaira in this
country. Of Maryland and her dis?
franchised citizens, ho speaks -thus
feelingly and eloquently:
"No matter how loyal to this State
and the General Govetnment a citi?
zen now is, and is known to be; no
mat ter how entirely lie has abandoned
his opinion as to the right of seces?
sion; how. sincerely, before the war
? ended, hf desired the success of the
Government, if at any moment he
entertained that opinion, and wished
for a different result, he is excluded.
Sweeping as these exclusions are, as
the law was executed at the first re?
gistration, they w.ere made more
sweeping. We all remember that
most of the l'cgisturs at that time,
with an ignorance or audacity never
before exhibited, refused registration
not only upon the prescribed grounds,
but upon the trlost ridiculous pre?
tenses. And the result was, that
nearly three-fourths of the voters
were excluded. In tho city of Balti?
more, about 10,000 were registered,
when its voting population was then
at least 30,000. And bad as tins was,
many of those who were registered,
at the elections which have since oc?
curred, were denied the right to vote
by partisan judges. At the Inst mu?
nicipal election, less than 8.(100 votef
were polled, though the entire voting
population at the time was at leasl
-10.000. ' The sanie wrongs, both as
to registration' and voting, thougl
probably less in number, have beer
committed in the rest of the State
Can this condition of things conti
nue? Ought freemen so permit it?
"The blood of our patriotic unces
tors cries from the grave against, it
Its continuance is inconsistent witl
the vital spirit, of our free institu
tions. It is absolute political des
potism. Owing to tire wise* and pn
triotic course of our present Govcrnoi
the wrongs aro being diminished
This has been effected by his appoinl
ment of fair and honest registers. B
theso. in the execution of thc luv
the provisions of the Constitutio
have not been transcended. And :
is confidently believed that at tb
coming election a Legislature will 1
chosen who will so change tho law ;
still further to lessen them. Bi
should this not happen, or the la
be not chauged, there is still a renn
dy left to us-not one to be accon
plished through force, but peaceabl;
God forbid that civil strife shoul
occur in our State, and happy it
that none will be necessary,
peaceable one has been resorted 1
and is now going on. The validil
of the Constitution in the particul;
in question has been denied. M
own opinion is that it is invalid, heir
ex post facto within the meaning
the clause in the Constitution of tl
United States, which prohibits
State from passing laws of that ch
meter. A ease involving the questh
was in our Appellate Court, and
majority of the judges held it to \
valid. The case is now pending :
appeal in the Supreme Court of t'
United States; should that court cl
cide otherwise, the matter will
finally settled. But if not, and t
judgment of the court below is ;
firmed, there will be still left to
an equally peaceable remedy.
"Every people possess tho inhere
right tb alter their political instit
tions, when, in the judgment of t
majority, it is necessary to their ha
piness and freedom. The majori
of our people have that right, ai
may exercise it with or without leg
lative sanction. To make it depen
eut on such a sanction, would be
place it with the people's servan
instead of the people theinselv<
The right may bo exercised by ele
ing delegates to a convention, wi
power to form a new or modify t
existing Constitution-the work
bc submitted to the people for :
proval or rejection. If approve
and it be republican in form, it Vi
be binding upon the State, and mi
be recognized by the United Stat
"This remedy for political evils
one of the chief excellencies of G
vernments like ours. Intended
secure liberty to the people, if th
fail to do so, the people have the v
doubted authority so to change tin
as to accomplish that end. For th
the ballot-box is all that is requin
and in such a contingency, if th?
be a contest, the ballot is the oi
weapon with which a free people ci
tends with each other. It was t
weapon which was alone used in t
struggle that rosulted in the establi:
ment of the Constitution of t
United States. And. in alike cont
between ourselves, if contest th?
shall be, by the same weapon, wen
establish a Constitution which v
secure to us and our posterity eve
State right, and all the blessings
liberty, that a State Government c
confer, and start Maryland once rn?
on a career of prosperity, which,
tho end, will exceed any she has he
toforejreaehed. Happily located, g<
graphically, with a salubrious clima
a fertile soil, capable of almost ev?
valuable agricultural product, i
haustless supplies of coal and ir?
and unsurpassed water-power,
need only a free and contented p
pie to make our State one of the rn
prosperous of the Union. But
her natural advantages will avail lit
without freedom of opinion, equal
of rights and kindness of leelii
I These, however, we can and must
I cure. No low party scheming c
prevent it. There is an inherent en
Vjy in our people Virnich such an obj !
stach? cannot resist.
Should it prove otherwise, (hat that
is impossible,) then it migjrt, with
truth, be said, that life and heurt aro
completely crushed out of Maryland.
But it will not bi; otherwise, and we
will show that her heart is as it was
rn the Revolutionary struggle-de?
voted to freedom, careless of danger,
and preferring death to slavery. Tho
present canvass opoYis n. way tc? her
emancipation. Let patriotic men be
elected to the Legislature, and all will
soon bo changed. The fetters which
now bind and dishonor her people
will fall to the ground, and ere long,
they will bo seen to bu amongst tin
freest and happiest in our entire
T?ortticrn Men in thc Soulli.
It is the easiest thing in tile, world
for a lying bohemian to send off thc
most absurd and slanderous stories to
Northern papers, which print them
under displayed head lines, au?! radi?
cal Toaders devour them like gospel
truth?. . It is not so easy, however,
to establish the real truth and coun?
teract the pernicious slanders nf these
penny-a-liners. So glaringly false
and unjust have these radical stories
become of late, that a number of
Northern men, living in Mississippi,
hava como out ip a' formal card, ad?
dressed io the NQW York WvenirtQ
Post, emphatically denying, us far as
they are concerned, any* injustice
from their Southern neighbors. The
document is so much to thu point,
that wo give it in full, with tlie name:
attached. Here it is:
We, tho undersigned, N'ortheri
men and new settlers, have bough
and leased plantations in tho County
of Madison, Mississippi, since; tin
close of the late war, employing
freedmen, and tilling our lands wit)
their work. We have notieed mair
letters in the Northern papers, which
so far us our locality is concerned, wi
consider defamat ory, exaggeratedah<
uncalled for: and, should we remaii
silent to misrepresentations of on
locality and its old citizens, it won!
be unjust to those who havereecive
ns hospitably and treated us wit
I civility. .
In OTU* neighborhoods are man
who have suffered losses nf inuit
and horses-among themsouie of th
undersigned. But old residents hav
suffered from sm.ii losses more si
verely than news?, ' tiers; thusprovin
that mule thieves will steal mules, n
, matter when found. Withour neigl
hors we have hail no difficulties, an
none but satisfactory business reif
The freedmen work for whom the
please to contract with, in the sam
manner as farm laborers at the Nerti
in numerous instances are. employ?
by Northern men, who an- their ol
master's nearest neighbors.. We thia
our lives and property as safe as tho:
of old residents; that we eau obtai
justice in the courts., if obliged I
take that course; and that new come
can feel as safe here as in any sparse
settled agricultural community of 01
Signed by Col. J. A. Bingham,
St. Louis, formerly 1st Pennsylvan
Cavalry; Frederick A. Billings, ji
formerly of Worcester, Mass. ; F. .1
Pratt, formerly of Worcester. Moss
L. B. Smith, formerly of Grafto
Mass. ; John Humphreys, formerly
England; Arthur Mathewson, Ia
Surgeon United States Navy; (ie
Lyons, formerly of Ireland; J. ]
Richardson, formerly of Besto
Mass. ; R. J. Ross, late Capta
United States Volunteers, formerly
West Pennsylvania; C. H. Smit
late of Trumbull County, Ohio; 1
K. Austin, late of Bergen, New Je
sey; Chauncey Tyler, late of Cornie
tient; Mark Prime, late Assista
Quartermaster United States Volu
teers, Maine; J. W. Deering, late
The difference between tho signe
of this letter and the wanderii
Arabs who represent tho Northe
press in the South, the Nashville J)
patch says, is just the difference 1
tween men who know whereof th
affirm, and fellows who mannfactu
events to suit their employers-wi
are, in short, paid for lying. The
are, doubtless, occasional cases
oppression of Northern men ai
freedmen in the Sooth; but until h
man nature is radically changed, -\
must expect to hear of incident
cases of wrong and oppression the
NEG uo EDUCATION-YANKEE TEAC
ERS.-Every man or woman w!
comes to Kentucky to teach a ne?
i school, comes to instill into the min
j of negro children hatred to t
i whites-their late masters and ni
i tresses. Yankee policy is to educf
' negroes in snell a way, that if, hoi
j after, they aro allowed to vote, th
i will vote with the North against t
i South. Hence the zeal of Yank
j teachers to take, negro schools
Kentucky. If our people would a
wisely, they would take theeducati
of the Kentucky negroes in their o\
hands, and, with tho enlightenme
of their minds, give to their ?fft
tions a right direction. Better endri
almost any evil, than entrust t
training of the young negroes to t
pestilent swarm of Yankee teaclu
who will, iu a short time infest o
State.-Lexington Observer and I
X New Vori* Merchant on tnt* Con- i
st i t II t ional Amendment?
A New York mere liant, in ?i letter
to a well-known business mun in j
Washing tot), expresses confidence
that Hoffman, the Democratic candi?
date in New York State tor Governor,
will bo elected, and speaks of him in
thc highest terms as "a man beyond
tlx; reach of calumny," so upright has
been his life. In regard to the con?
stitutional amendment, he says:
"It will not better your condition;
no, it will make it infinitely worse,
because its ratification will degrade
you, not only in your own estimation,
but also in that of all '"ho value the
right of self-government the world
over. They want guarantees! You
have already given all the guarantees
that it is possible for any people to
give, consistent with self-respect, and
tho true dignity of human nature.
But this guarantee business is a
swindle; its intent is not at all what
the meaning <>f the word implies,
but in plain English it is this: 'We
want you to surrender a portion of
your right of self-government into
our hauls, and according as^ou are
weakened, we shall be strengthened
in tyrannical power. Thus shall wt
be enabled to gain full control of th?
Government, and you shall become
our serfs forever!'
<y "Guarantees! What guarantee hav<
you when you accept, the amend
nient, that you will than have th<
diminished representation it wonk
give you? Do not the more yut
spoken of their leaders say you shal
not? Have they not deceived yoi
often enough already? Do you wau
still further to degrade yourselves
only that they may the more secure!
place the iron heel of despotism 01
your neck? No, my friends; tb
spirit of radicalism is relentless i:
its savage ferocity and cruelty, an
the more concessions you make, tb
more stringent will be tho chains tnt
bind you-tho more galling will b
*'I wish my feeble voice of va rn in
could be heard through the entii
South, that the;." might stand firm i
this their hour of trouble and adve:
sity; and though portentous glooi
may now enshroud their land, yet, s
sure as day followeth dawning, :
sure will the eternal principles i
truth and justice prevail, anti tl
Southern people stand before tl
world in the power of their might,
redeemed and disenthralled people
CONFEDERATES IN MEXICO.-A co
respondent of the New Orleans Time
under date <>?. September 'JO, writ'
from the city of Mexico, and slates
Among tlie ex-Confederates st
remaining in this country may 1
mentioned ex-Governor Thomas <
Reynolds, of Missouri, who is e
gaged in the practice of law, and
lie speaks no less than four diff?re
languages, the Governor is driving
very thrifty business. He has al
recently received the appointment
general inspector of the Mexico ai
Chalco Railroad, representing t
interest of the Government in t
same. Gen. Joseph Shelby, of M
souri, has just arrived in that cit
He is at present engaged in transpc
tation between Vert., Cruz and t
capital. Maj. Cen. J. B. Magrud
is also here, and says: "Tell r
friends that I am still proud as Lu
fer, and defy misfortune." T
General's family is also here wi
him. Major Lawrence, of Misson
and Major Edwards, of the sat
Statt;, and Major George W. Clari
of Texas, ?ire all here, and thou
none of them are getting decided
rich, they aro all making a comfor
hie living, and have "great expeci
tions." Gens. HindmanandSlaughl
are at Orizaba, and N. O. Grce
Esq., Gen. Price, Judge Perkins a
Gov. Harris are at Cordova.
A BAD BREED.-Appleton's Cye
peedia of Biography gives the folio
ing account of one of Beast Butle
"Bui/er, John.--The atrocities co
mitted by this miscreant during t
revolutionary war almost exceed 1
lief. Ho was a native of Cornice
cut, but removed to the Valley
Wyoming, where, in 1778, at t
head of 1,000 men, of which OOO w<
Indians, and the rest Tories paint
like Indians, he attacked the tow
and villages of that romanthj regie
and indiscriminately massacred tin
who submitted, as well as those w
fought; women and children, as w
as. men. To thc question, 'WI
terms would he grant?' he replii
'The hatchet !' People of both se:
and every ago were indiscriminate
shut up in houses, which were th
set on fire; some were held down
the flames by pitch-forks, and in o
instance, at least, a poor wretch li
his body stuck full of pine ki
splinters, and then burned, etc."
The Kentucky Court of Appe
has rendered a decision which is
effect equivalent to a declarati
that Maj. Gen. John M. Pain
committed a felony while in co
maud of tho Department of K<
tucky, by aiding tho escape of a
A merchant examining a hogslu
of hardware, on comparing it w
the invoice, found it all right exc<
one hammer. "Oh, don't be troubl
my honey," said his Irish port
"sure the nager took it ont to oj
the hogshead with."
Che Phaxi?x office ia on Main strert, a
few doora alu ive Taylor (or Camden ) street.
DIRECT IMPOUTATIONS.- M. .-srs. Gregg &
Co. have just received another lot of hand?
some goods, direct from Europe. Persons
Tn want of crockery cati get suited by giv
iug tbfiu a call.
Fou HISTOMY-As Ilr:iu-Loo:.i.-Preservo
th? record of tho destruction ol Columbia,
written by ono of .-South Carolina's histo?
rians, who was present during tho whole
sack and destruction of our city. It is the
most authentic account published.
FOK SALE AT THIS t?mcE.-Let
\dmiuistration. Declaration on ^
uah .! Note, Mortgages and Con
o' !:..: ! Estate.
CoLustniA AND ma: BUSINESS I'KOSPECTS.
Wo have been favored with tho perusal of
a. letter from George Anders m, Esq., a
prominent citizen of Waterloo, Laurens
District, in which he saya:
'.Feeling a deep interest in the future
prosperity ol' those who are engaged m re?
building the ?itv of Columbia, t take tin.
Ilbery of suggesting (to tin- people of tin
city) the f-ropriety of devising some mea?
sures whereby the greater portion ol' tho
cotton crop made in this section, now
goin^ forward, may lind a f irket in Co?
lumbia. The article is now rapidly being
disposed of in Augusta, Ga. Fifty-four
wagons, going and'returning from" that,
market, passed Waterlff) on Saturday last,
ami there are two otb? r main roads falling
into this road between here and Ninety-Six
Depot, where the cotton crosses tin Green?
ville and Columbia Railroad. We .ld it net
he advisable for the Greenville ami Colum?
bia Railroad Company to reduce the irei^ht
on cotton, and ihe Columbia merchants to
give &~ much for cotton as the planters arc
getting in Augusta? The cotton is going
to market earlier this season than I have
known it for many years. 1 think half tho
crop i.-. now gone to market. We have had
heavy frosln, which have killed thc- \o.??
bolls. 1 i ntimate tiie cotton crop of Lau?
rens District at 5,400 hales. Tile crop of
1S?0 was about 15,500 bales."
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
?re published thi* morning lor the first
Levin ,V ?. ixotto-Vurictv Salo.
II. 1). Hanahan -Seed Wheat.
Elections for Alderman and Policeman.
Jacob Levin -Gas-LightBills.
A. Feininger-Si gars. Tobacco, etc.
M. David -Appointment of Ab?tit.
.). '..'. l>ial -Sausage Cutters. .Vc.
Gregg & Co. China Dinner Setts.
E. .V G. D. Hopf--Seed Oats.
Nomination cf Colonel Wm. Fort.
THE ERROR or TH H NORTH.-If,
says tito Richmond Wltig, the North?
ern people could, by a miracle, be
shown tlie real condition of the
South- could sec into the interior of
our households and business affairs
could see how straitened we are in
our circumstances-could learn how
many families that hitherto knew,
experimentally, little of life save its
enjoyments and luxuries, aro now
brought face to face with its hard?
ships and privations-could see tho
struggle that is going on in every
household for the Bare necessaries of
life, the economy that is practiced,
and the patient endurance of old anil
young, male ami female- if they
could see how eager all are for some
honest employment, however humble,
that will yield a hare livelihood
could soe how tolerant those who
owned hundreds of slaves, who were
at their beekj?and call, now are of
the freedmen in their newly acquired
piiviliges, and with what cheerful
good humor they conform to the new
order of things-treating these for?
mer slaves with the utmost kindness
-if, too, they conk! see the perfect
indifference of all classes to politics,
their freedom from passion und par?
tisanship- if, we say, the Northern
people could, by a miracle, be shown
these things, they would wonder at
their own excitement, and exclaim
against the mischievous demagogues
who have deceived and misled them.
While tlie Northern people, thus de?
luded, tire going about like roaring
lions, the South is as quiet as a lamb.
The radical measures are all calcu?
lated for a condition of things bor?
dering on revolution, when the South?
ern people are as free from every
thought or purpose of revolution as
the dead who sleep their last sleep in
the ancient catacombs. We are all
utterly disgusted with politics, and
desire ouly to be allowed to attend in
peace to our business affairs.
BLOODSHED IN MEMPHIS.-The
Memphis Avalanche, closing an arti
cle on the carnival of crime in that
"We will now close this article by
stating, that not in the wide world is
there as much shooting, stabbing and
killing, as in Shelby County, when
wo take into consideration the intelli?
gence of the community. Night
after night affrays occur; men are
shot within a few yards of our office;
bullets are fired into windows-anti it
is damn you! click! bang! Tm shot
nightly, from ono end of the city^o
tho other. One of fche most astonish?
ing feature ia this revelry of blood is
the nonchalance of the participants.
They 'go fo one another' like men at
.a rowing match. While wrestling,
two persons became engaged in- a
difficulty under our window, some
nights ago. One made at the oilier
with a knife, who replied with a^Liot
and exclaimed, 'I've killed him!'
'You aro a liar!' says the individual
hit, while he liad a bolo in him you
could put your thumb in The city
is mad; crime is epidemic, and the
poisonous elements consist in tho
evil practice of carrying weapons."
' An Irish schoolmaster wrote tho
following copy fer one ?f his pupils:
"Idleness covereth aman with naked?
Di :e! or S