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Saturday Mo ruing, Feb. 9, 1867.
Appointment* lo Oflleo.
Tlio Nashville Union saysr- too
truly for the country's good -that the
bulk of offices arv tilled by incapable
men, and that this, more than any?
thing oise, is tho cause of the un?
numbered wons we ??re sn dering.
Under tho pernicious system of
partisan appointment, there can o
little doubt of th? truth of the Union'?
allegation, that merit and capacity
arc almost excluded from tho offices
of profit and'trust. It is the grund
evil of our system, and pervades
every department of tho publie ser?
vice, from the highest to the lowest
office. The best men in tho country
are out of office, and" some of the
This is a state of things that impe?
ratively calls fur reform, and we are
glad to perceive^ that a measure is
now before Congress which proposes
au entire alteration in the. mode, of
selecting officers for thc civil service
of the General Government. It is a
bill from the .special committee on
retrenchment and reform, reported
?by Mr. Jencks, of Rhode Island. The
bill provides for thc appointment of
A civil servie . examining board by
the President, who shall examine and
pass upon the ipialifieatious of every
appointee or applicant for an ap?
pointment nude; the Government,
and to throw the selection open to
competitive examination as to fitness.
Thc certificate of this board as to
mental, moral and physical qualifica?
tion is to be ?mulo a pro-requisite to
appointment. Indeed, thc board is
empowered with general supervision
over the civil officers appointable by
the President and heads of depart?
ments. The plan suggested by tho
committee is said to be based on the
English system, and one that prevails
in other Governments.
This would be an admirable plan,
but we think that one great error in
its organization is, that the members
? of the board are themselves appoint?
able by the President, and as the
power of appointment involves that
of removal, very few of those whom
a President might nominale, no mat?
ter how incompetent, would be re
jected. The plan is worth trying,
however, and if in honest hands, un?
influenced by partisan prejudices 01
preferences, might work well. Any
plan woidd be better than that meit
party fidelity (as is the case at pr??
tent) sh*.nhl bo the only qualification
required of an aspirant to office.
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'"Con. GC. TEW.-A report has been
in cireulati.-u for some time that Col.
G. C. Tow, of the Hillsboro (N. C.]
Military Academy, who it was sup
posed was killed at Sharpsburg, has
turned up at the Dry Tortugas ?;
prisoner-for life, under an assum?e
name. Th? Goldsboro 2fetcs says:
"We have taken some pains to as
certain the facts relative to the incur
ceration of Colonel Tew in tho Drj
Tortugas, and we aro satisfied that lu
is there, but not known by that cog
nomen. He is employed in the axi
department. We shall not relate otho]
circumstances connected "with his in
caroo ration, satisfied, as we are, thal
.stops will be taken to restore him t<
The Wilmington' Dispatch, referring
to the matter, says:
"We have heretofore refruiuee
from giving publicity to this report
because c.minced of its utter falsity,
but, as other papers have spread ii
far and wide, we re-produce it merelj
to remark upon its improbability.
Mr. Bose, of Wilson County, was on
duty on the skirmish line at Sharps
burg, and Col. Tew, having gone ont
to reconnoitre the enemy, had taken
rt position behind a tree within a few
.feet of him. They were conversing
together when a Minnie ball struck
Col. Tow in tho forehead and he fol.
'uuck lifeless, without uttering ;
sound. The enemy advancing iu lim
of battle, the skirmishers fell bael?
and the body was never recovered,
v&nbseqaently, a prisoner from thc
second regiment saw Col. Tew's
sword in thc hands of a Federal win
brid taken it from his body."
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PARTISAN SPIRIT REBUKED. -A
leading Washington journal admon?
ishes Congress that, however desira?
ble it may be to effect certain objects,
no party cnn afford to indulge in law?
making which will not stand thc tesl
of experience. Tho efforts to cripple,
unduly, tho authority of the Supreme
Court, and to impair thc rightful
'unctions of the Executive, must rc
?oil on thc hoads of those who make
them. Few tilings are easier than
to fall from a triumphant majority inte
a minority, and every abuse of Con?
gressional legislation is a challenge
to tho people to transfer power fron;
the hands of those who wield it ir
an unworthy spirit.
Dl-vUe and Prosper.
The following, from tho Charleston
Mercury, advances tho views that we
believe to be tho true policy of the
I plantation IS tates of the South:
The South must divide to prosper!
Wherever practicable, plantations
must be divided into farms of small
! area, so that every acre ol' the soil
may he cultivated. Every man in
the South must be encouraged to
spend his money in th-? South. Di?
rect tn .le must bc striven tor. In?
creased population must bo sought
steadily und patiently: ...?nil full pros?
perity will, in time, return.
Shivery, with all;ts advantages, al?
ways tended to keep the wealth oP
the country in a few hands. The for?
tunes of the South were possessed by
a small number of persons. These
persons made good usc of their am?
ple means, and knew how to enjoy
thc intellectual and social advantages
which spring from wealth well em?
ployed. Those who held the property
spent the money; and tin- vast ma?
jority of that money went to the
North-to build up Northern inauu
? facturus, Northern trade, and North?
ern fortunes. The most trilling arti?
cle required, as well as the greatest,
vv.is purchased in the North; and the
Northern States were the great xvci
pieiits ol' three-fourths of the annual
income of the South.
Now.that we h ive ended au unsuc?
cessful war, and that the slaves are
emancipated, the whole condition of
things is changed. Our planters have
nui onerteuth of the ready money
'hat they ?ind before thc war. They
are unable to travel anil spend freely,
I but there is this advantage, that nine?
ty cents out of every dollar that they
receive- is spent at home in the South.
The negroes may gain but very little
from their labor - Their careless and
improvident habits are notorious, and
it is-jthoae?-who learned to bc saving
tuid careful, when they were slaves,
that aro saving and careful now that
they are free. Still, whatever they
may ear-n and spend, will be spent in
thc Simth, and will also assist ?ti en?
couraging our general trade.
Ono great result, then, of the pre?
sent condition of affairs, is that,
however the total income of thc
South may have been diminished,
moro money is really spent in tin
South now than was-spent by South?
erners, in the South, before the war.
Tho question for us to consider, then,
is how shall we derive themost bene
fit from the money that is spent
amongst us. At this time, thc profil
that our merchants and business mer
make is that upon goods which ari
imported into, or manufactured in,
the North and consumed here. Thii
is a natural operation of trade, bul
we have ?t in our power to gain mort,
-As long as New England exercise:
as potent an influence atWashingtoi
as she now docs, it is useless to ex
peet that we shall have anything ap
proaching to free trade. The powei
of New England, in this matter, i:
I great, and it is as well to treat tin
subject as though protective tariff
were to be a permanent feature o
American policy. If manufacture:
arc to be protected, let tis at leus
have our manufactures in the Soutl
to manufacture 6ou?!?.orn produce
They will pay well; they will aid ii
I developing our resources, and tin
I money paid the artisans, as well a;
! the profit realized by the proprietors
j will n-turn to thc South, from whicl
it came. In addition to this, w
must encourage direct trade. W<
mus!, import direct,, and strive it
every way to retain for ourselves tba
profit which ia now pocketed by tin
Northern merchants who handle ant
j control the foreign trade.
lu every possible way must we aiu
j ?it economy, and at making the mos
' of every dollar that wc possess
j When we spend money, let it b<
I spent in the South; when we mak<
j purchases, let them be made, as fa:
j as practicable, in the South. A littl?
discussion will soon give further im
i pet us to our manufacturing interests
. and our home manufactures must b<
j patronized and supported. Di ree
; trade will also come to our assistance
and we must try, in addition, to rai-si
, sufficient breadstnffs to support ou:
people ?without being compelled t<
make purchases of food from tin
North and North-west,
i The tendency of slavery was t(
give excessive importance to th?
? o an try districts; the tendency o
the present condition of affairs wil
bc to build up villages and towns
and attract wealth and trade to th<
commercial centres. Wc must reb
on ourselves, help ourselves, and pin
our own money in profit to ourselves
if we desire the prosperity of this
State and of the South.
The New York Evening Post says
"The tariff bill bas gone to tin
House, lt is, ?is we have shown b;
exact figures, one of the most oppres
sive and unequal revenue bids eve
devised. It lays exceedingly heav;
burdens upon tia? articles consumo?
by th?? poor and the working-men
and their wives and children, .and fa
vors the rich in every way. We onc<
more warn members of the House o
Representatives not to vote for tint
bill, unless they are sure that it wil
be defeated. If it becomes a law
and goes into operation, it will, as i
ought to, kill, politically, every mai
who votes for it. "
The Fenian leaders in New Yorl
advertise for sale 2,000 arms, princi
pally muskets and Enfield rides, al
ready for instant use.
How Editor? Should Write.
Though a quite prolific one with
nome of our brethren of the press,
this is a subject NV?' seldom touch,
being content to pursue the tenor of
journalism aai to our mind and judg?
ment swills best, leaviug the public
to determine for themselves whether
our efforts deserve approbation and
encouragement. We find, however,
in tlie Memphis A vak inch?,'some re?
flections in reference to the duties of
nu editor, which we t li ink are near
about right iu their general applica
jjPHf and a portion of wi ieli we copy,
' as follows:
Repartee, no matter how keen,
I when conveying no imputation or in
! snit, is harmless enough; hut there
is a vast difference between gentle?
manly repartee ami a coarse insult,
which any vulgar ruffian can make.
? and which only such imagine can be
I made with impunity. An editor
j should not write to please, but rather
to off-nd t he whitened sepulchres of
society; neither should he consult the
whims and caprices of that sickly
class of effeminate editor?, lazy,
lack-a-daisical, sentimental fogies,
who despise strong and vital man?
hood-detest those sincere vigorous
men of action, who illustrate words
! with deeds, and are ever ready to do
and to die in a noble effort to make
triumphant and real the cherished
ideal of the patriot and hero. Those
high personal qualities which make
us love, admire and trust in men bo?
long oftener to the-rash, impulsive
and brave, than t>> lue cautions, iu
I triguing time-server. The really ho?
nest have' wann hearts, impetuous
i natures, excitable emotions; aud it ia
j natural to a man who feels a senti
! mont deeply and sincerely to express
it strongly. Ardent convictions are
always intolerant, and genuine sin?
cerity is blunt in its expressions.
Fine writing is the bane of tho press.
Editors polish periods when they
should bo sharpening their blades
and burnishing their armor. There
is no sap, no vigor, in many of tin
Chesterfields of the pr?sent day.
They are like the weak tree in thc
orchard, unable to get along w ithout
I tho prop or strap. The human hear!
should not be approached as if i
were a fort or a citadel full of de?
structive guns, not by zig-zag direc
tions, not -with mere intellectuality
and gaudy banners too beautiful ti
be blackened with the smoke of bat
tie; but by the cannon-shotted ant
all the great park of artillery. And
prominent among these, may be re
cognized wit, satire and ridicule
weapons that should flash in an in
teliectual foray as the soldier's epau
lets upon the battle-field. We hav
seen editors whose minds are so agil
and massive that in the discussion o
all questions they assume a gravit;
that would do honor to the principa
j mourner on a funeral occasion; an
who are so dull or lugubriousi
solemn that they cannot coinprehein
I the enormity of a joke, and, there
I fore, never permit the rigidity o
! their features to relax into a smile
! Wit and wisdom often run togethei
i Solidity may he joined ti; flexibilit
j of intellect. Tho editor must nc
I necessarily be solemn to bc practiei
j or logical. The stream which weal
! tho snn-smiic on its face may b
! deeper than that which is blackeoe
\ by a frown. John Randolph insiste
that satire and ridicule were legit
I mate weapons in an intellectual eon
bat, and even in the discussion e
j grave and important subjects, ove;
; whelmed his adversaries by their pi
tency. It is a truth, however sai
that ridicule will more powerful!
; affect the human mind than soli
! logie. An e ditor may renison abm
the abuses of society, and the pecci
didos of politicians, without makin
I a single ripple upon tho placid water
I but erne sleek pebble thrown fro;
I the salient sling of wit, one stroke i
trenchant satire or a single volley <
ridicule, will .produce turbid wa vi
upon the still waters. lint ridicu
should always seek its legitimate ol
ject, folly; ami wit should never ai;
its shafts at honesty: while satire ii
! appropriate ly used is like a chi!
throwing stenos at an obelisk. The!
weapons should bc useel as men ut
salt, by way of coneliment ratio
than as an article of diet. If ina]
propriately used, they are like arro\
shot at the sun, often falling upi
the head that sent them.
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TUE Un? GOODS TKADE IN NE
YORK. --A New York correspondent
the Philadelphia Ledger says:
I took a walk down among the gre
dry goods establishments this ni omi l
in Church, Chambers, Murray, Wa
ron and Barclay streets, anil four
them all repeating in chorus tin; o
story of dull times, nothing eloiu
and unfavorable reports from tl
interior. But few firms have thong]
it worth while to uncover theirgooi
as yet. and not more than four
live can be got to acknowledge th
they are making money enough
pay the salaries of clerks and po
tors. Ali agree, however, that j
matter what may be the turn ia p
litical affairs, a chunge for tho bett
must soon occur, as the country
bare of goods, and as all tho sig
indicate that, under the to-!
amended tariff, prices are mo
likely to be higher than lower.
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The internal revenue collections
New York city, since 1862,^foot i
a total of $100,129,643.86. East ye;
thc amount received was $35,000,0C
How Mrs. Victoria Guelph (as her
Britannic Majesty used to be very
irreverently styled in the columns
of the United Irishman) caine by .?er?
surnamCj may not be known to alb
readers. From an old inst orv of'
Germany, loaned ns by a friend, we
extract the following legend tn re?
gard to the orgin of this dynastic '
The family of the Guelphs can be
traced so far back as the reign of '
Cbarlemange. About thc year SOO,
there was a Count of Altorf, in Sua
bia, whoso descendants, according
to an old legend, obtained the natue
of Guelph in the followiug manner:
Tsenbrund, his son and successor,
saw once an old woman who had
three children at a birth, ?md, think-1
ingjthis unnatural, he called her an .
adulteress. 'The old woman in anger '
at this insult, prayed Heaven tltat ,
[rmentrant. wife of tho Count, might
have as many children ata birth as!
there are months in the year. Her
prayer was answered, and Ermentraut
was delivered of twelve boys; but, ?
fearing th:- severity of her husband's
character, she commanded her ser?
vant to drown eleven of them. Whilst ?
the latter was proceeding to obey ?
her mistress' orders, the Count nu t
her and asked her what was iu thc
basket she was carrying. Tito giri,
frightened, answered that they were
guelphs (puppies.) but the Count,
not b >ing satisfied with toe reply,
took off the cloth from thc basket, i
ami judging that the children .v; tr?
ill; own. from their liveliness and,
strength, he preserved their lives, 1
educated them secretly, and when
they were grown np took them ail
awaiti to (heir mother. Gue of the
twelve. Guelph the First, was th?
successor of Isenbmnd.
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UNION- LEAGUES IN THE SOUTH. -
These secret bodies, if wo tire to be?
lieve an editorial statement in the
New York Evening Post, are much
more generally and thoroughly or?
ganized than is generally imagined.
That paper says :
There are now secret league-; of
Union men iu every Southern State,
thoroughly organized; South Caro?
lina has more than a hundred such
leagues of white and black Unionists;
in Alabama the league number:; over
18,000 white Unionists alone, with?
out counting the blacks, who, though
in separate lodges, are in close com?
munion with the whites. All over the
Southern States, in every city, town
and neighborhood, this league is or?
ganized and has its lodges. This
powerful organization has prepared
the Union people to act together; it
needs only now that Congress shall
give them the opportunity to act,
and that they shall have the counte?
nance and help of the Republican
party of the Northern States.
The help must be given not.only
by Congress, but, when that has
prescribed the manner of reconstruc?
tion, the Republican party should
eall and 1: dd mass conventions in all
tho Southern States, and thus call
out the Unionists there, white and
black, complete their organization
by a public show of their strength,
and give thom the moral support of
its presence and power. We trust
this duty will not be neglected.
REPORTED PLOT TO ASSASSINATE
NAPOLEON'.-The Paris correspond?
ent of the Liondou Sunday Gazette,
writing on the 11th January, says:
"It was said in town this evening
that, tho police have just discovered
a plot, for the assassination of the
Emperor, and that several arrests had
been affected. I have had no time
to attempt a verification of this re?
port, and, therefore, mention it with
due reserve. There certainly ate
parties in tho State who fire disaffect?
ed; the country fears au additional
conscription; the people in Paris are
crying out against the enormous rise
in bread; the legitimists aro reported
to have received a circular from
Frodsdorf, signed .Henri,' in which
tho present degraded position of
France is bewailed; timi the Red
Republicans, of course, still desire to
see the end of ?di government. Rut
this is only.disaffection. The Empe?
ror has received several newly-made
prefects, and, whilst receiving thc
oaths of allegiance, told them to
noise it abroad in their different de?
partments that tho fears entertained
by the people as regards the reorgan?
ization of the army wore groundless,
and that he was ever ready to be
guided by public opinion. The Em?
peror and Empress drove through
the turbulent quarter of St. Antoine,
where the people were clamoring for
cheap bread, and tho papers say their
Majesties were well received, though
Majesties in open caleche-and-fonr
will not stop hungry stomachs."
Gaiignani informs us that on the
15th of January the Paris papers, not
having discovered any fresh topic of
interest to comment upon, came to
the conclusion to spare their readers
for one day, and appeared without
leading articles. This silence seems
to hiive been regarded as ominous.
Au exchange states that in Chicago
and Cincinnati, tlie dull season is the
very carnival of advertising. The
people are sharp enough to perceive
that advertising makes business brisk
and the man who does it most largely
and judiciously, knows the least
about "drill times."
SOITTHEKN ENTERPRISE-AN EN?
COURAGING EXHIBIT.-The Sanders- |
vil!o Georgian gives Hie following
favorable account of Southern enter- !
priso: ... I
Virginia is setting an example to ;
her sister Southern States. lier !
magnificent water-power is being
laid under contribution by the hands
of genius and industry. The hum ?
of the spindle and the loom, tho
noise of busy machinery in every de- ;
partmeut of the mechanic arts, is
waking the echoes of those lovely j
valleys, where but a few moths ago j
'.a crow in flying over them would;
Lave hud to carry along its rations.'' j
Tennessee is reported to have
twelve mills in successful operation,
with an invested capital of $700,000,
and producing an annual aggregate
of manufactured goods to the amount
South Carolina brings into play |
from her ashes, eleven cotton facto- !
ries, .nuning 27,000 spindles and 99G
lu the vicinity of Fayetteville, in
North Carolina, lhere are one dozen
factories. At Raleigh, in the same
State, a mammoth building is to be
erected for the manufacture of cotton
and woolen goods, while Charlotte is
now producing cloths and cassi meres
of superior quality. This latter mill \
alon?; runs 25,000 spindles, and con?
sumes about 3,000 pounds of wool
weekly. ' I
Mississippi and Alabama are work?
ing out the problem of their inde?
pendence, while Georgia, our own
scourged State, semis out a loud
anion frojn seventy two mills in ope?
ration, and twelve in process of erec?
tion. Of these hitter, some are pro?
jected on as?alo to rival the notorious
Lowell <>v tie' pretentious establish?
ment of Senator Sprague.- Three
miles fr.un Covington, and but sixty
from this office, has grown np since
the war the village of ' Steadman.
Under the magie touch of its found?
er, Wir. E. Steadman, mills for tin*
fabrication of prints, woolen goods,
homespuns and yarns are rapidly
rising, and will soon supply a de?
mand which has filled heretofore the
pockets of our New England tax as?
Only keep your hands off, yo self
righteous Pharisees, and we will soon
demonstrate our equality, if not our
superiority, in your own boasted art
SHERIDAN'S BUSINESS IN WASHING?
TON.-Forney's Chronicle says: Gen.
Phil. Sheridan, accompanied by
officers of his departmental staff,
reached Washington l ist evening, for
thc purpose, it is believed, of confer?
ring with Gen. Grant and the several
committees of Congress on the state
of affairs in Texas and Louisiana,
and especially to reveal the inner his?
tory of the New Orleans massacre.
The presence in Washington of Gen.
George H. Thomas, of the Depart?
ment of Kentucky and Tennessee,
and of Gen. D. E. Sickles, of the
Department of North and South
Carolina, and the belief that they
have given most important facts to
Congress, and not less important
facts to the General-in-Chief, leads to
the hope that prompt and vigorous
measures will be taken to prevent
what is equivalent to a new insurrec?
tion in the late insurgent sections,
under the stimulus of Executive
treachery and patronage. Gen. She?
ridan's information will be eagerly
awaited by thc people. No soldier
has more rapidly won nor more firmly
held their confidence. He has stood
wholly aloo? from party, and yet, in
doing so, his evidence on important
public matters has weighed with im?
mense force against the rebels, whom
lie was disposed lo treat with magna?
LOST nv NOT TAKING A PAPER.
The Charlestown (Va.) J-Vee Press
Sr*me time ago. a gentleman in
fjharleston was appointed auditor to
ilistribute the funds in the hands of the
idministrators among the creditors.
Notice of the auditor was published.
Lt so happened that a few creditors
residing in a certain portion of the
bounty, who'had, collectively, claims
:o tho amount of S700 or $800, from
he neglect, of taking a County paper,
lever heard of the audit until after
he report of. the auditor had been
.onfirmed by the court. They then
.ame into town to inquire about the
ikelihood of securing their claims;
.ailed upon an attorney, who exa
nined into the matter, and informel
hom that they had forever lost their
Doney, and, we presume, charged
hem live dollars for thc information!
VII this resulted in being too pc-uu
ious to take a paper.
THE PROPOSED NATIONAL CONVEN?
TION.-The Washington correspond?
it of the New York Times says that
he caucus of tho Democratic" mern
>ers of Congress, held Wednesday
.vening, took no action on tho pro
>riety of calling a national conven
ion, but that the members arc gene
ally opposed to SUCH a ion volition.
Let thc Dom;-eratic members of
Congress possess their studs in pa
ience. There is nothing they can
lo half as effectivo a.- t > permit the
adicals to rim tho length of their
ope. When they have declared their
>olicy, it will be time for tho Demo
racy to act.
[Buffalo (N. Y.) Courier.
About two dozen first class houses,
>n Fifth Avenue, New York, are for
ale, at prices ranging from $50,000
No?KoLK OYSTEBS.-Wo are indebted to
?ur ol J fruiterer Misbaw, of Stall N... '20,
Nev .Market, for a supply of ?.heue bivalves.
He will receive them regularly hereafter.
?ua BEADISG Uooai. -Our friends are
invitcd'to visit thc I'h 'i:> - readiug room,
where they will find on tile papera and
periodicals from every sect ion of the Union.
Thc building ia open day aud night.
HISTORICAL. -Thc future historial) -.vii:
bc anxious to glean the most correct in
f.innation concerning thc- desolating march
of Sherman: and especially will lm li.^k
f >r a truthful record of the sack and de?
struction of Columbia, t he only true and
full statement of thc terrible events of the
night >.f tho 17th February, 18G5, will bc
found in the pamphlet issued from tins
THE TUEOLOOIC.VI. SEMINAIST. We learn
from thc Southern Presbyterian, o? chi?
wick, that this worthy institution has
totally lost #170,000 of :'.s invcstmi nts. and
is .iii need of nid from the p :>ple of tho
church, ot which it isa highly beneficial
instrumentality it: educating ;oung men
tor tile ministry. The Sync . ! of this State,
at its recent session, adopted resolutions
making it thu duty ol every minister be?
longing to the .Syn.nl ii. bring the interests
of the Seminary before hK congregation,
an ! to .e?l upon tin- t.plc t" contribute
or their subsistence, either money or
provisions, to its supp?t t. Contributions
to he forwarded to l>r. H'Mre, of this -itv.
by the "Eagle, f Charleston, iv as car?
ried off hy .?nc of ?eu. Sherman^ men,
whvi offore ; it for sale, las! summer, to a
philanthropic gentleman, Wm. ismith,
Ks'i . a commission merchant, 'hung busi?
ness at No. ~A>2 Ninth stn et, Washi: gtou
city, but a native ;.f Sow Hampshire. This
gentleman purchased it, ...itii th? i ute a lion
of returning it to thc company.
A former ciciztmoi Columbia, on passing
Mr. Smith's store, taw thc trumpet, and
recognizing it, ottered to purchase it, and
said he would raise the funds in thc eily
among his friends and acquaintances. Mr.
Smith declined selling it. but stated his
intention of returning it to the firemen,
free of expense, on thc first favorable op?
portunity. This intelligence being com?
municated to the President >f the Compa?
ny, at his request, Gov. Orr, on his recent
visit to Washington, called on Mr. Smith
arni received the trumpet.
The saldier who carried off th- trophy,
v. e understand, said that he got possession
of it "after the fight i/i t7ie streets or Colum?
bia." As there was nu fight in the street?,
this is simply a-mistake. The trumpet
iiad been taken charge of by a faithful old
slave of the President of the Company,
and ns she was going down stairs with it,
covered up with some clothing, a soldier
caught at the basket and attempted to
wrest it from ber; the good old negro re?
sisted, when he deliberately kicked her
down the steps -she receiving injuries
from which she was confined to her bed
This is the tree- history of the gallant
capture of the said trumpet. We saw it
y.-st. relay, at the store of T. W. Radcliffe,
Es?]., and under th. manipulations of young
Mr. l.t., it looks as bright and :is new as
when it cune from thc hands of tho manu?
facturers -Messrs. Ball, Black ft Co., of
New York. It can be se-:i at Mr. Radcliffe's
store for it few days.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
ar? published this morning for the iirsi
C. H. Baldwin A c'.>. Copartnership.
J. AT. Ii. Agnew-Fresh Groceries.
Duffie .v Chapman-Valentines.
A Columbus (Mississippi) corres?
pondent says: "We have had the
finest weather for farming that was
over known in this country. The
river has boon very low, but is now
rising, and will soon be in good boat?
ing condition, which is much needed.
There is a good deal of cotton yet to
go to market. The negro school?
house here was burned, last Satur?
day night, through the neglect of
the freedmen, or by accident it is
thought. The citizens have sub?
scribed liberally to build another,
which shows the feeling here, towards
Tm: PKOSPKCTS IN AUK ANSAS. -The
hamden (Ark.) Kayle says the town
s over-run with negroes. Tin fact
las drawn the attention of the Ked
md Arkansas ltiver planters, and,
mder a brisk competition, the rate
)f wages has materially advanced, in
'act, it is now so high that many fear
hat the uplands cannot bc profitably
jultivated. The planters of the river
jottoms may make a small margin of
profit, but the prospect is so dis
.ouraging that the number of acres
slanted will be smaller this year than
-. . ?
The Commissioner < ? Agriculture
nakes a final estimate of the corn
;rops in 1866. The total is"880,000,
>00 bushels. In eleven State.,, not
litherto reported, 185,000,000 bu?
h?is, against 274,000,000 bushels in
850; in twenty-two Northern States,
170,000,000 bushels instead of 704,
100,000 in 1865, showing a decrease
>f 25,000,000 bushel . while the dc
reas? in quality is equivalent to
'5,000,000 bushels, making a loss in
ceding value equivalent to 100.000,
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Thc programme for private 1 ls
nd concerts in New York big fe
re now printed Oil small fans, cx