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Tuesday Morning, February 5, 1867.
A JLrsaon from thc Past.
Tho Nashville Union and Dispatch
calls ?attention to thc following para?
graph from the seventy-first number
of the Federalist, written by Mr.
"The samo rulo which teaches the
propriety of a partition between the
various branches of power, teaches
likewise that this partition ought to
be so contrived as to render the one
independent of thc. other. To "what
purpose separate the executive or the
judiciary from thc legislative, if both
the executive and the judiciary are
so constituted as to bc at the absolute
devotion of the legislative? Such a
separation must be merely Dominai,
and incapable of producing the ends
for which it was established. It is
one thing to be subordinate to tho
laws, another to bc dependent on tho
legislative body. The first comports
with, thc last violates, tho fundamen?
tal principles of good government;
and, whatever may be thc forms of
ihc Constitution, unites all power in
the tame bauds. The tendency of
the legislative authority to absorb
every other has been fully displayed
and illustrated by examples income
preceding members. In govern?
ments purely Rcpublicau, this ten?
dency is almost irresistible. Thc
representatives of the people, in n
popular assembly, seem sometimes tc
fancy that they are the people them?
selves, and betray strong symptoms
>f impatience and disgust at tho leasl
sign of opposition from any othei
quarter; or if the exercise of itt
rights, by either the executive 01
judiciary, were a breach of their pri
vilcge and an outrage to their dignity.
They often- appear disposed to oxer'
an imperious contro^ over the othei
departments, and as they commoub
have the people on their side, the;;
always act with such momentum a:
to make it very difficult for the otho
members of.the Covernment to main
tain the balance of the Constitu
Thc almost marvellous wisdom o
the sages who presided' at the or
ganizatiou of the Government, fore
saw the conllict which the popula
department of the plan of the Cou
stitntion would wage with tho otho
two departments, and deprecated a
one of the great dangers to th
durability of the system. The fad
of to-day arc realizing their fear;
Indeed, thc identical contest wilie
Mr. Hamilton thought possible, i
upon us, but it wears oven a won
shape than ho imagined.
Congress and thc legislativ
bodies .hat are assuming '"imperio!
control" over the executive an
judiciary, have not the sanction an
support of the people. It is a bob
bare usurpation and violation cd tl
known wish of a majority of the pei
plo. If this majority in the who
Union were speaking their wishes:
Congress, that body would not 1
(as it isj in antagonism totheSnpren
Court and the President
Thal we aro on thc eve of a fen
ful revolution,'no one can doubt. Tl
hope of the couutry lies in the fa
that, in Federal affairs, two depai
ments are in alliance, to preserve tl
Government against, the encroac
moats of the other; and if tho issi
comes to the worst, a majority of tl
people will be with them.
A Memphis paper says that colon
aristocracy seems to be coming
grief. Last week, "George Was
ington" was convicted in Richmoi
for stealing a lot of old iron, ai
"James K. Polk" for asimilar frc
dom with other people's ;propert
"Horace Greeley" was found gui!
of murder in Charleston, on Mo
day, and will soon expiate a life
rascality on the gallows. In N<
Orleans, "Andrew Jackson" was
limbo for robbing a hen roost. \
advise the colored gentry to seloi
hereafter, such names as Ben. Bath
Thad. Stevens, Chas. Sumner, Jam
Ashley,"etc. -they may prove mc
lucky in their efforts upon cbaract<
MORE THICKERY.-A special c
spatch to a New York paper says:
A citizen of New York, who 1
his office in Wall street, has issued
confidential circular to the natioi
banks, proposing to como to Was
ington and lobby for them, if th
will contributo at the rate of one d
lar in each thousand of their circii
tion for his expenses. If all t
banks could be persuaded to join
such an arrangement it would yi<
him tho snug little sum of $300,0(
Thc House Committco ou Pub
Lauds has come to an agreement
report a bill extending tho provisio
of the Southern Homestead La
passed last session, to negroes a
loyal whites, for an indefinite perk
The clause excluding rebels from t
benefit of that law expires n<
Wh?t are Our Rights?
Tho 2?ati?uial Intelligencer says that
but few things are more common
than the assertion that the Southern
people have lost all their rights by
rebellion; and the IntcUi'jcncer adds:
"They have tho right to live and
to earn wages. They are entitled to
a jury trial, to the right of free
speech, to peaceably assemble and
petition for a redress of their griev?
ances. We could not undertake to
deprive them of their fundamental
rights, without proclaiming ourselves
the worst of tyrants. Nay, we could
not undertake to deprive them of
their rights without violating the
organic law of tho nation, thc formal
expression of principles which con?
stitute the national life."
But where is there a line in that
instrument which contemplates a
"forfeiture of rights?" Whence can
we deduce from it any right to direct
au?- man, whether citizen or foreign?
er-whether loyal or disobedient-of
any of his rights, save on conviction
We stand by the Constitution of
the Uuited States. If there is any?
thing contemplated by that instru?
ment, if there is .?uy foundation or
principle on which the whole super?
structure of American freedom rests,
it is self-government. All govern?
ments derive their power from the
assent of the governed.
This has passed into an axiom;
but this notion of a "forfeiture of
rights" is utterly destructive of this
great cardinal doctrine of the Revo?
lution, enunciated "in the days
which tried men's souls," and glori?
ously embodied in the immortal work
of the framers of our Government.
The Intelligencer lays it down as an
indisputable maxim, that under our
free Government there is no such
thing as a forfeiture of the groat
rights of American citizenship, save
on conviction of crime.
Virginia to South Cnroliiia.
We extract the following proceed?
ings of a meeting held at Warrenton,
Virginia, from tho Virginia Sentinel,
of the 31st ultimo:
At a meeting of the citizens of
Fauquier Couuty, held in thc Court
House, in the town of Warrenton,
this daj-, in pursuance of a call here?
tofore announced, for the purpose of
collecting corn and money to bo ap?
plied for the relief of the destitute of
Lexington and Richland Districts,
South Carolina, Col. W. W. Payne
was unanimously selected Chairman
of tho meeting, and James CK Can
i non, Secretary.
The object of the meeting was
stated by Maj. Chas. Helm, and let?
ters read by him from gentlemen
occupying high official positions in
Swath Carolina, stating the utter des?
titution of tho people for whom aid
is asked. The meeting was next ad?
dressed briefly by Capt. Mcetzc and
A. J. Marshall, Esq.
On motion rd Maj. Helm, the
Chair was authorized to appoint a
committee to solicit contributions
from every portion of the County.
On motion of Gen. Hunton, the
Chair appointed an executive com?
mittee of five, whoso duty it shall be
to receive tho contributions, forward
thom to their proper destination, and
to communicate with Gen. Wade
Hampton relative to their distribu?
THE POOR YE HAVE ALWAYS WITH
Yoi".-The following appeal in be?
half of the destitute appears in the
Louisville Journal. It applies to the
people of this community as well as
I to those of Louisville:
"We have very cold and bitter
weather upon us, and those who are
sitting by comfortable fires, wrapped
in comfortable clothing, and are
sleepin ? at night on downy beds, in
warm and comfortable rooms, should
think of tho suffering poor, who
sorely need these things, but have
them not, and out of the ..abundance
with which they aro blessed, they
should give to the needy children of
want, and make their hearts rejoice.
Go ye who have wealth, and ye, also,
who are in moderate circumstances,
and visit the desolato hearth, where
the poverty-stricken widow and her
orphan children sit shivering iu cold
and hunger and want. Seek them
out, and take them something to eat
and something to wear; send them a
load of coal and a basket of provi?
sions. If you cannot afford to buy
new garments for them, give them
your cast-off old ones. Much warmth
lit s hid in an old coat or an old dress,
and it may cheer the recipient's heart,
aud start the tears of thankfulness to
eyes that have not lately seen a
friend. Of all the sweet pleasures
which wealth affords, there is nothing
liko that which springs from impart?
ing a portion of our abundance to
our suffering fellow-creatures. There
is no poetry so beautiful as the poetry
of doing good; and there is no sight
so lovely as that we behold when we
see the fair and accomplished daugh?
ters of wealth gliding, with angel
steps, to tho hovels of tho poor, and
dispensing while there, with fair and
liberal hands, the gifts of charity, to
bless these sad abodes."
Oar Second Rtrolntlon.
The Loudon Timex, of thc 10th
"La Revolution va bien." Tho de?
spatches which pour upon us through
the Atlantic telegraph, show that the
well-known phrase of 1792, may be
applied in nil its meaning to the
course of events* in America. A re?
volution is in progress there. The
House of Representatives has taken
the first step towards the removal of
thc President from oilice. Mr. John?
son stands in thc way of the Repub?
lican party. Ho is the "Monsieur
Veto" of the Union, and he must be
got rid of. He lias been guilty of
tho crime of forming an opinion for
himself, and the opinion does not
conform to thc sentiments of tho
majority of Congress. Whether the
opinion was right or wrong, just or
unjust, it is not for ns to inquire.
The important points are that it waa
an independent opinion; that Mr.
Johnson thought he was a President
with well defined duties and respon?
sibilities, instead of a constitutional
King, bound to accept o-ud follow tho.
advice of ministers possossir.;, the
confidence of a legislative assembly;
that the independent opinion formed
\ in the pursuit, as he thus conceived,
of his duty, conflicts with 'that of
Congress; and that a popular assem?
bly will not Lrook the existence of a
permanent obstacle to its will. Ac?
cordingly, Mr. Johnson is to ho im?
peached!' * * * * *
During thc elections and up to the |
beginning of December, nothing np- j
poured more chimerical than an at
tempt to impeach the President. No
respectable organ of opinion, no
person in tiny position of responsi?
bility, advocated it; and the Repub?
lican leaders deprecated any sugges?
tion of such of a proceeding, as a
slanderous aspersion upon tho mo?
deration and sagacity of their party.
But Congress has met and tested its
strength, aud, flushed with <t sense
of power, hurries on from ->no posi?
tion to another, until at last it boldly
declares that no obstacles shall be
permitted to thwart the complete ex?
ecution of its will. "What was pro?
nounced impossible has become a
fact, and arguments reprobated with
indignation are accepted and acted
upon. What is a clause of the Con- j
stitution that it should bar tho way
of thc representatives of the people? j
A majority some eighty years since
pretended to exact laws limiting tho
power of the majority of to-day. Can
any pretence, it is asked, bo more
vain oi- idle? And the sophism
passes current, as sophism will
which justify the excesses of those to
whom they are addressed. But the
popularity of such reasoning makes
the impeachment of the President
i remarkable as evidence of the length
to which tho revolution has gone,
j and a hint of what may como after.
DISTRESS IN LONDON.-Wo lind in I
the London J'iiws tLe following ac?
count of the sufferings of the labor?
ing people in some of the waterside
districts in East London:
At certain doors in those districts
uro to be seen, daily, crowds of mon
jostling, striving, almost lighting, for
admission-to what? What is tin
strong attraction? A favorite actor, '
a popular parson, a sensational
spouter, a prize-fight, or a rat hunt?
No. it is to gain the privilege of
breaking hard stones for two or three
hours, in a cold, muddy yard, at
tached to the Parish workhouse, for
the reward of three penco and a h.af
These men, too. are not elad in thc j
usual stone-yard apparel, they wear!
good coats - rugs are scarcely to bi'
soon. They are men who, not very
long ago, wore earning from ISs. to
?2 weekly, to whom the very men?
tion of the workhouse would have
been contamination; and hero they
struggle and wrestle for its most mea?
In tho winter of 1865 'G, the ave?
rage daily number of abie-bodied
mon who worked in the Poplar stone?
yard was 200. In tho last week of
December, 1SG0, it was 550; on the
0th of January, 1SG7, it was moro
than 1,000, with every probability of
! In the last week of December,
1865, tho number receiving out-door
parochial relief from tho sumo Union
was 1,974. In tho last week of De?
cember, 18G6, it was 1,340.
Oe the 1st of January, 1867, there
were in Poplar alone 9,489 persons
receiving parochial and charitable
assistance; the number now is at least
12,000. If to these nro added the
poor of Limehouse, Shadwell and
Stepney, the total number of poor
receiving parochial and other aid will
exceed 27,000 persons.
In Paris, ono elegant and popular
New Year's gift is entitled "Toilet
for the nails." It consists of a hand?
somely carved box, of the size of an
ordinary dressing case, containing
brushes, scrapers, knives, scissors,
and nondescript instruments, all de?
voted to the paring and cleaning of
finger nails. I counted fourteen or?
nate articles in steel, ivory aud gold,
in ono of these cases, all designed
for the ora purpose, and the modest
sum asked for them, collectively, was
A bill has been introduced intojtho
Wisconsin Legislature disqualifying
liquor-sellers from holding the oilier
of justice of the peace, and forbid?
ding the holding of courts where li?
quor is sole!.
Restricting ta. Prcnldrnt to One Term.
Tho proposition which is now
pending in Congress, to the effect
that no President sball bc eligible to
a re-election, will soon be brought to
a vote. The bill was introduced by
Senator Wade, and as it bas been
favorably received in Congress, its
passage is quito -probable. The im?
mediate object of the bill is to pre?
vent President Johnson from secur?
ing a second term of office, and, as ?
far as that is concerned, it is any?
thing but praiseworthy: The gene?
ral principle of the measure is e:*<'<>l
lent, however, and we hope that it
will, in some form, be adopted.
There is no doubt that a great deal
of flu- corruption, partisanship and
bad management attached to our Ad?
ministrations, arc directly attributa?
ble to tho policy of permitting a Pre?
sident to hold two terms. If
Presidents were all paragons of ho?
nesty, faithfulness and purity, and if
they had no ambition to continue in
office, tho present rule would be well
enough. But they aro mortals, falli?
ble as tho rest of mankind, and gene?
rally anxious io perpetuate their hold
of power. The cons?quence is, that
a President, from the first to the
last day of his term, is apt to have
his eyes steadily fixed upon the suc?
cession, and to shape his ("nurse with !
special reference to that end. He
.knows that he holds, in his (rands a i
mighty power that can be made avail- j
able in carrying out his object, and I
he must be a p<#litical anomaly ii he (
fails to uso that power for his own j
advantage. Under these eirena- j
Sauces, the patronage of the Go?
vernment is a thing to be bartered :
er sohl. Offices art- given to men j
in consideration of certain prospect- j
ive services, and ho who can control
thc largest political influence is
likely to receive the best position for
himself <>r bis friends. The short?
comings (^f office-holders arc, conse?
quently, overlooked, and their mis?
demeanors are often kept secret,
solely because of tho political injury
that might nriso from disclosure.
In short, the Government ?3 turned j
into a partisan concern, aud not only
the Executive, but the whole con
course of his subordinates, shape
every action with a view to the fu?
ture. If we had a law rendering
Presidents ineligible to re-election,
there would 'oe far less corruption j
mi l partisanship in the conduct of I
the Government, There would still
lu- a certniu (logreo of partisanship, I
for it cannot be expected that a Pro- j
sident will appoint political enemies
to office. Tho gain, however, would j
ho in tho fact that there would bo no I
bargain and sale about tho matter, j
The President would not be led to i
appoint an objectionable person to j
office out of fear of that person's po
litical influence, nor would he be in?
duced to retain an obnoxious man on
that account. The President would
then be free to bestow his patronage
upon whom ho might like, without
fear of the consequences. His public
acts, also, would be likely to be go?
verned by his honest convictions of
right and justice, instead of being
cast in tho mould of political expe?
diency, us they aro apt to bo under
our present system. Wo think, how?
ever, that if the one-term principle
be adopted, it would be better to ex?
tend it to six years. If public officers
could be subjected to no test but that
of honesty, faithfulness and capa?
bility, there would bo no necessity
for this chango; but inasmuch as a
complete list of new officers must be
expected with every change of Admi?
nistration, it would bc bettor to make
this change less frequent. We have
no doubt that a law fixing the Presi?
dential term at six years, and render?
ing an incumbent ineligible to re?
election, would result in a bettor and
purer Government.-New York Sun.
THE Hoiiuor.s OF SLAVERY.--The
Bichmond Whin relates the following
incident as illustrative of the horrors
We were never so forcibly struck
with tho horrors of this barbarous
institution as on yesterday. We saw
a white-eyed, black-skinned damsel
of tender years, whom wo had often
soon before, when she was in high
glee, and had enough of this world's
goods to fill her stomach and clothe
her back, at ''ole massa's" expense.
She was trudging along through
the snow, with scanty raiment, and
nary a shoe, looking for ono of her
blue liberators who would put his
hand into his pocket and relieve her
necessities. But, alas, it was pitiful;
for, though thero was a whole city
full of Yankees and friends, she found
none until she met with an ex-Con?
federate soldier, who had lost an arm
in battling for his country. He put
Iiis only hand in his pocket, drew
forth his only half dollar and cheer?
fully gave it to the dusky waif who
bad been set adrift on tho merciless
>oa of misery and starvation. "Whar
is dc B?ro?"
Tun "LOBBY" IN WASHINGTON
The Republican says: "Beauty and
Booty," about which thero was so
mich talk during tho war, has been
.oncentrated in the city of Washing
;on, and constitutes the chief lobby
ii the National Legislo.tu.re.
"Tho tariff lobby is overwhelming
nst now aud has produced an in
;roase on whiskey."
It is asserted that a furnace for de
troyiug illegitimate children has been
liscovered iu tho basement of the
esidence of Madame Rcstoll, tho
elebrated abortionist, of Fifth Ave?
rno, New York.
T?;c Kations! uank System.
Tlio National Intelligencer says:
"Indications of tan unpopularity of
tho national bank system are ap?
parent in every quarter. The princi?
pal commercial journals of the city
of New York, the Jtiurnalof Commerce,
thc Ti rald, thc Keening Post, and the
Tribune, have strongly expressed
their views in favor of the bills re?
ported from the (Banking and Cur?
rency Committee, which is intended,
not to destroy these institutions, but
to regulate and restrain them, and
relieve the treasury of the burden of
contributing 18,000,000 a year to
their enormous and unprecedented
profits. The people throughout the
country, so far as they have any
voice in the matter, prefer the
legal tender treasury notes as a cur?
rency. The greenbacks-the plain
legal tenders-these constitute the
people's'. money. If the question
could be placed before thc country
for decision by the popular vote be?
tween the greenback currency and
tin; national bank currency, the
former would, by acclamation, he
chosen. The country needs but one
description of paper currency. It
demands that there shall be but one.
During the pressure of tho war, tho
national banking system was estab?
lished in aid of tho public credit and
public convenience. As tho measure
wus a novelty, it was deemed neces?
sary to offer, for the time being,
extraordinary inducements to capi?
talists to embrace the system. Thc
measure was nove- considered as per?
fected or as permanent in its original
form. Tho idea of many was- and il
was the theory of the author of th<
measure himself (Secretary Chase)
that the greenback currency wonk
be withdrawn at the conclusion o
the war, and that the national haul
issues should constitute tho onb
legal paper currency of the country
lt is needless to say that this thcor
has boon discarded. The with
drawal of the greenbacks proved ti
bo impracticable, and it would hav
been undesirable; it if even doubtei
whether their authorized reduetioi
at thc rate of 4,000,000 a month wi!
be continued. Tho country has ha
time to test the relative "merits of th
t wo species of paper money, and pix
fors tho legal tender notes. C
course, it was never intended tim
both systems should stand togethei
ODO must absorb tho other. Th
aggregate volume of tho two must h
gradually reduced, and tin- publi
judgment is.in favor of retaining tl
..Neither of the bills reporte
from the Committee on Banking au
Currency recognizes the preteusk
of some of the exclusive champioi
of the bank monopuly, that tho a
ceptance of thc system by banks pr
eludes Congress from altering ar
amending it. No such pretensk
can be sustained. It is tho policy >
all monopolies to claim indoafeasih
rights under contracts aljoged to 1
implied. But this Government,
its legislation, takes caro to gua:
the public interests against any sui
ol a i tn.
'"We may dispose at ono:? of tl
argument that tho banking syste
cannot, in any and every respect, 1
mollified and adapted to the circu?
stances of tho country, by citing t
words of the National Banking At
as follows, to wit: 'Congress i
serves tho right ai any time to amen
alter, or repeal this Act.'* To co
tend that tho banks can claim a ve:
od right to tho privilege of circa
tion, and to a gratuity of six r
cent., then, is the sheerest, nonsen:
The question is entirely open,* a
must bo eonsidored in reference
the general and permanent intcre
of the country."
The Philadelphia Age, of Tucsdt
says: "About once in th]
months some of our colored citizci
instigated by men of thc Saxon ra<
become obstreperous in reference
tho rules adopted by tho car Iii
prohibiting their riding inside 1
cars, and they insist on riding in 1
cars in spite of all opposition. L
evening this interesting porformai
was again enacted on a car of 1
Fifth and Sixth streets line, at Fi:
and Pine streets. Three colored n:
got on the car and took seats insi
Upon being informed by the eond
tor that they were not allowed the
they insisted that they would st
The car was consequently taken
tho track and put on a snow bai
The colored men sat quite compos
ly inside tho car, and when we 1
they expressed a determination
stay nil night. Probably this i:
new way of obtaining lodgings
The cypress of Somma, in Lc
bardy, Italy, is perhaps the old
tree on record. Il was known to
in existence in the timo of ?Tul
Caesar, forty-two years before Chr
and is, therefore, moro than 1,1
years old. It is 105 feet high i
twenty feet in circumference at ?
foot hom tho ground. Napole
when laying down the plan for
great road over the Simpl?n, a p
tion of the Alps, diverged fron:
straight line to avoid injuring t
tree. The honor of superior ai
quity, however, is claimed by so
in behalf of the immense and vs
able tree in Calaveras County, C
fornia, which is supposed, from
number of concentric circles in
trunk, to be 2,265 years old.
The Baltimore Evening Transa
has suspended its publication,
was a lively and readable paper.
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invited to visit the Piuenxx reading room,
where they will find un file papers and
periodicals from every section of the Union.
The building is open day and night.
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ure requested to pay no more for them as
they are furnished to tho nows-boys at a
rate sufficiently low to warrant their being
sold at that i rico.
Our young friends a id old ones too
who-are anxious to learn bow ma.iy wod
dings a married couple may lawfully have,
will bo pleased to know that, "ie-year after
marriage conn s thu paper wedding; fjvo
years after marriage, the woodon wedding;
ten years, the un wedding; twenty-five
years, the silver we.hiing; fifty years, tho
golden wedding; seventy-live years, tho
MESSRS.- EDITORS: Permit nie to say,
through your paper, to all biljie Societies,
Missionary Societies, Ministers of the
Gospel, and all pc-i-soiis ft iendly to Bible
distribution in South Carolina, that the
American Bible .Society is prepared to sup?
ply them with donatious of Bibles and
testaments for distribution among all
destitute readers alike. '1 hose who dosiro
books to be Bent to them for this holy pur?
pose, will state tlie number wanted, with
their adti.v.is in full, and thenamo of their
consignee in Charleston, S. C. Address
me at Columbia, S. C.
i'.. A. BOLLES,
Agent American bibi - Society for South
Tni; HANLON BRO micas.- These wonder?
ful gymnasts, together with their talented
troupe, wiil make their brat appearance in
this city, at J ann ev's Hall, on Thursday
evening ne xt, ile- papers generally re?
commend them highly. Tho Charleston
"This famous combination of gymnasts,
athletes, tight-rope dancers, jugglers and
pantomimists, will honor oar city with a
visit, and will give their first entertain?
ment in tho Hibernian Hall to-night. The
Hanlon Brothers are by far tho principal
performers in the troupe, although it cm
braces artists of no mean celebrity. Im?
mense crowds luive attended their exhibi?
tions in every city they have visited, and
I the press is loud in its praises of their
startling and wonderful feats.
\ "Tho remarkable celerity with which the
; brothers Hanlon perform their Hying leaps,
! catching by thc feet, knees or bands, and
J recovering themselves just at the nick of
I time, is such as to strike the beholder with
i amazement. The 'Leap fer Life,' which
is ono of their most difficult performances,
is accomplished in the most graceful man?
ner; and, when every breath is suspended,
looking for the instantaneous destruction of
tho daring acrobat, lie reaches las goal,
and stands in saf ty. confident of deserving
tho applause meted to him. They ..ro
accompanied by Professor W. Tanner a id
Iiis wonderful troupe of dogs and mon?
keys, whoso performances aro a prominent
attraction in the entertainment. Senorita
Bosetti, a danseuse and tight-rope per?
former, Monsieur Henri Agourts and M'ilc
Augustine, dancers and pantomimists,
I constitu e thc remainder of the troupe.
"These artists have a world-wide reputa?
tion, and havo performed in thc largest
I European' theatres with great eclat. Praise,
uudci.- such circumstances, is needless, and
a description of their stupendous feats
impossible. Tin y will have to be soon in
order to be appreciated, and ono visit is
! but the prelude to many."
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed L?i the following advertisements, whicl
I ?re published ?his morning for Un- fir;*'
Brown .? Schirmer Corn, Peas, Oats.
Met ting of Palmetto Fire Company.
Andrew Patterson- -Notice to Debtors.
Exhibition of tho Hanlon BrotheVs.
J. W. Chick -Carpentering, etc.
Meeting of True Brotherhood Lodge.
Wm. Martin -Corn for the Poor.
A. B. Phillips-Auction Sale.
P. J. Lorangcr- information Wanted.
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FINANCIAL.-Tho National Intelli?
gencer, of Saturday, says:
An carly effort is to bo made in th<
House of Representatives to call nj
the bill providing for the creation o
a sinking fund, and involving th>
immediate retirement o? the nations
bank note circulation. This bill wil
? ocasi?n considerable debate, as thor
are cogent arguments to be presentei
on either side of thc question of sup
pressing the circulation of thes
*banks; but the members of tho com
mittec in favor of tho measuro ar
confident of success. A strong ma
jority of the committee warmly advc
cate it, and before bringing it foi
ward at all, the temper of the Hous
upon the subject was carefully ascei
fained, resulting in a conviction o
the part of the supporters of the bi
that it eau be passed without diff
culty. These circumstances hav
occasioned the visit to Washingto
of a number of representatives of th
natioual bauk interest, for the pm
poso of consultation upon tho sui
Tho Tribune has the following sun
mary of young Bennett's hobnobbin
with royalty: "James and Alfre
were two good boys, who had litt]
.ships, and James' ship sailed over th
pond. Alfred was so glad that h
asked James to dinner, and they ha
gingerbread. So James offered 1
give Alfred his little ship, as a proi
that all James' countrymen were ?
glad Alfred had given him such a mi
dinner. But Alfred wouldn't take tl
little ship, because it was too goo
for him, and so both boys were glai
and hoped their families would uev(
Goon SUGGESTION. - In view of tl
extraordinary expenditures require
to keep tho Indian tribes in sui
jection, and the cost per.head of d<
stroying those who will not maintai
friendly relations with the white
the Galveston Bulletin recommend
os a matter of economy, tho boan
ing and lodging of tho entire race i
first class hotels.