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Saturday Morning, Feb. 23, 1867.
Increase of Crime.
As the Louisville Journal says, the
most cursory readers of tho newspa?
pers of thc day must have noticed
that of late crime has fearfully in?
creased in the land. Like thc K?st?
ern scourge, it appea -s to visit us in
an epidemic form. And what is more
noticeable, its ravages nie; not con?
fined to any one particular section,
but appear to bo universal iii their
sweep. It is true of tho South, that
while nearly all thc "outrages" with
which she ? 5 accredited arc political
fictions, yet far too many tragedies
actually occur to indicate a healthy
state of society'. But thc East, the
North, the West, all are far ahead of
tho South in that respect-and espe?
cially the East, the land of moral
ideas. Not a day but we are shocked
with the details of some horrid
cruelty practiced toward children
among our Puritan friends-murder,
so foul and unnatural as to strike
down poor, old and defenceless wo?
men, in thc dead houp of*night
ravishments, rapes, seductions, child
murder, elopements, robberies, mur?
ders, arsons, in short, every species
and phase of crime have become so
common in America that scarcely any
attention is paid to their details.
We have become callous as a people,
and wc are beginning to place no
higher estimate upon tho life of a
human being than we do upon the
existence of a hare.
Upon the floor beside us is a pile
.of papers through which wc have
just glanced, and it was the frequency
with which narratives of crime in
their columns greeted our eye, that
induced us to pen this article. Why,
in a half hour's time, wo have read
thc particulars of a dozen robberies,
planned and carried out on the most
gigantic scale. Outrages upon wo?
men, violent assaults, burglaries,
summary executions by Judge Lynch,
and murders are reported as occur?
ring everywhere. Thc atrocity of
the rapidly succeeding instances is
not so much a matter of note as their
frequency. Every horror, almost be?
fore AVC get the full details, is sup?
plemented by something still more
horrible. It is lamentable, indeed,
that thc very frequency of these cases
has made thc public mind callous to
crime; and it is remarkable, too,
that the gr< ai. majority of these crimes
of late have not been committed
in the large cities, but in quiet coun?
try towns and iu the rural districts.
Some of the lawlessness that obtains
at preset!t is due, no doubt, to the
late war, which has returned to pri?
vate life .i restless population, which,
when not actively employed in some?
thing good, is sure to stray into all
manner of excesses. The war lias
certainly schooled the American mind
to hold human life as something
cheaper than it was considered six
years ago. But rho almost general
indifference uo'i io law and order, u-s
well irs to the consequences of tho
acts of lawlessness, is greatly due, in
our opinion, to the example set in
disregarding thc fundamental law of
thc'.and, as written in the Constitu?
tion; ia sifting at naught thc deci?
sions ol' the highest court in the land,
unless those decisions chime with the
edicts of a caucus; and in threats to
depose the Chief Magistrate of the
country, unless he consents to become
the President of a party. With such
examples before them, il is not unna?
tural that thc people at large, should
?cel at liberty to break lesser laws,
and to commit, by comparison, lessor
crimes. . .
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XEAIU.V A FATAL ACCIDENT.--The
Winnsboro Nieirs, of Thursday, says:
On Monday last, while Mr. .fohn
McClure, of this place, was engaged
in cleaning out awell, on the premi?
ses of Charles Cathcart, Esq., he
met with an accident that carno near
proving fatal. A bucket of bricks
had been sent up by him from the
bottom of the well, which, just as it
readied the top, became detached,
and went with terrible momentum
down the well, striking the ladder
upon which McClure stood, and
either striking him directly, or
dashing him with fearful 'force
against the curbing. He was knock?
ed, insensible, down into thc water,
but was speedily rescued by Mr Po
teet who descended with all haste and
secured the injured man toa rope
hy which he was drawn out.
The paper mill of Messrs. S. W.
Brown & Co., located at Buena Vista,
in Greenville District, was acciden?
tally destroyed by fire last week.
Tlic Funding Proccw.
We have frequently alluded to the
importance of funding that portion
of the national debt which is soou to
mature. Every legitimate material
in the country is placed in jeopardy
by each mouth's delay to effect this
settlement. Trade is sinking into
chronic stagnation ; the minds of our
best business men ure more and more
unsettled in relation to the future,
und there is no promise of better
things until this incubus is removed.
In our Thursday's edition, ve alluded
to the little which had been done in
view of the magnitude o? thc crisis,
and ventured a word of warning to
those who aro responsible for the de?
lay. We have since received a letter
from a very intelligent correspond?
ent, well known for his prominence
in the dominant party, inquiring
what eau lawfully be done to facilitate
the funding operation? This corres?
pondent alludes to the recent oller of
thc Secretary to pay tho express
charges on the seven-thirty notes
sent to Washington, as well as upon
the bonds to be returned, and seems
to think that this is all that can bo
suggested to make, the exchange at?
tractive to the holders of those notes.
We have so frequently set forth our
own views on the precise work to be
done, and thc best way to accomplish
it, that we do not care to repeat them
here, but there is a ready answer to
this portion of our correspondent's
letter, to which we beg leave to call !
his especial attention. Tho Treasury
Department has failed utterly to re?
deem its promise in this matter of
exekauge. When tho seven-thirty
notes were first issued, they contained
the following guarantee: "At maturi?
ty*, convertible at the option of the
holder into bonds redeemable at the
pleasure of the Government at any
time after five years, and payable
twenty years from August 15, 18G7,
with interest at six per cent, per an?
num, payable semi-annually in coin."'
It will thus be seen that the holder
of the first series is entitled to ex?
change them at maturity for a gold
bearing six per cent, bond, payable
in not less than five years, from Au?
gust 15, 180". Those who have ac?
cepted the recent oilers of conversion,
and sent their notes for exchange,
have been turned off with a bond
dated July, 1805, which will have less
than three years to run from the ma?
turity of the notes. Many of these
persons, we know, have been griev?
ously disappointed, and there has
been no little complaiut at this arbi?
trary injustice, which has prevented
others from accepting the Secretary's
ofter. We do not "believe that any?
thing is to be gained for the Govern?
ment by this course towards its credit?
ors. No individual could maintain
his reputation if he should transact
his business in such a fashion, and 't?
is not wise for Government officials
to continue it. The holders of these
notes are many of them among the
original subscribers to the loan, and
all of them arc entitled to the fulfill?
ment of the promise upou which the
money was obtained. If the Secreta?
ry should add to his original offer
only this plain justice to the holders
of the notes, lie might find his fuud
? ing process greatly facilitated.
[jV?/c York Journal of Commerce.
THE PKETEXT.- The sinister pre?
text for establishing military despot?
ism in the South is that life is not
secure. Crime is made the barome?
ter. Wo have, on .several occasions,
demonstrated that for every murder
in tlie South we could produce fifty
I murders in the North; for every theft
: in the South, a hundred burglaries
in tho North; for every corrupt
: official in tho South--Heaven alone
: knows how many rognes in any one
: New England State. As our proof
may have boen rejected as partisan
I evidence, the following testimony
! from the Boston Post will pass mus
! ter. It says:
"Newspaper offices have hoon mob?
bed; individuals seized and tarred
, and feathered, ridden upon rails, anil
i executive influence interposed to
j shield the culprits from the punish
} ment the court decreed. Robberies
: and murders have boen alarmingly
; prolific-garroters, bank robbers and
i burglars have plied their vocation as
! vigilantly here as in Louisiana, and
? with as innen impunity; but this is
; goring a different ox, and Mr. Elliot
. and his radicals are not at ali alarmed
j by tiie fact. The murders all around
us-in Roxbury woods, in Franconia,
j N. H., in Auburn, Me.-speak a de
I pr?vity the South cannot exceed;
' while the robberies in New York and
New England aro unprecedented in
magnitude and numbers. If crime
be the gauge whereby to decide upon
the right of self-government, New
England would be in imminent dan?
ger of territorialisin at once. But it
is all a trick-a mere .subterfuge to
prolong power and patronage in the
, hands of the radical party by shut
j ting out one-third of the territory ?ind
j one-third of tho people of the United
' States front any representation or
; any voice in its government."
A Washington negro boasts that
he carried 209 negro voters from Al?
exandria, Va., to Washington city,
and had them all registered.
Mr. R. Tully Bolling, a citizen of
, Greenville District, was drowned re?
cently near Palatka, Fla.
j New Oilcans is about to give the
j wooden block pavement a trial.
The special correspondent of the
Baltimo:e Sun writes:
Now that Congress lins determined
upon what the majority of its mem?
bers regard ns a pinn of reconstruc?
tion, by the passage of Mr. Stevens'
military government bill, vaccinated
with the Blaine amendment, specula?
tion is rife "as to the course that shall
bc pursued by ibo President. Will
Le pocket thc bill? Will he approve
or sign it under protest, or will he
veto the measure, and if so, how
soon? .Sr*., aro the questions asked.
I feel warranted in saving that he
will not dodge the issue in any event,
nor take shelter behind a pocket veto,
and I can assert with equal confidence
that he will not indulge in the hybrid
approval under protest. .V veto of
the bill will most assuredly come from
thc President, and any one at all fa?
miliar with Mr. Johnson's history and
sentiments, must be prepared for
that result; nor will it be difficult for
persons thus familiar to detcrmiue
that this veto will be sent to Congress
at thc earliest day possible, consist?
ent with thc vast importance of the
subject. Whatever Mr. Johnson does
iu the matter will be done with the
view of squarely, fairly and cour?
ageously meeting the issue, and his
action will doubtless bo communi?
cated to Congress within a week, so
as to give ample time for action in
both Houses upon his message.
It is generally supposed that the
remarks of the Hon. Beverdy John?
son in thc Senate, this afternoon, ure
but the reflex of the opinions of the
President upon the bill iu question.
Senator Johnson gave as a reason
why he would vote for the measure,
that it proposed a means whereby, at
some time or other, new Southern
representatives may be admitted to
their seats; that any state of affairs
would be better than the present
condition of thc Southern people.
It is believed the President does
not regard thc bill as a remedy for
thc evil deplored by Senator John?
son, and he cannot discover in its
provisions any mode for working the
South out of its difficulties. It is
not a finality, but leaves thc whole
question open for the buffeting and
culls of a future Congress. But out?
side of -these questions, and para?
mount to them, in thc opinion of the
President, as is alleged, is the mili?
tary feature or brigadier-general dic?
tatorship of the bill.
An impression has obtained that
the incorporation of the Blaine
amendment with the military bill is
thc result of a compromise attempted
last week between certain members
of Congress and friends of the Presi?
dent. This impression is erroneous.
Thc proposition for concession or
compromise was based solely upon
a proposed amendment to the Con?
stitution, and impartial or qualified
suffrage, and in the hope that this
being effected, the military bill of the
House would fail.
The virtual defeat of the latter bill
in thc Senate, and its return to tho
House in the nature of a substitute,
it was thought would present an op?
portunity for thc consummation of
thu proposed compromise; but the
adoption by thc House of thc Sher?
man bill, which includes thc military
government bill, has, for the present
at least, destroyed nil hope of a co?
operation between the Pre ident and
the conservatives on thc basis pro?
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RE rc i an ; FF.EET>M EN. -The York
ville Enquirer, of Thursday, in no?
ticing thc allegation that the higher
prices in the West was thc cause of
the fn edmon's migration, says:
This may be true, but the real dis?
appointment to most of the returning
freedmen consists in the necessity of
working at all. Tin y had the iden
that, by going out then-, they could
live by very little exertion, and could
enjoy the dignity of beiug free, with
nothing to do. But the sad lesson
has to be learned thal "the head
must bow. and the back will have to
bend, wherever thc darkey may go."
Freedmen who cannot make a living
in Mississippi, are not. likely to bo
very useful members of society here,
and their room is decidedly prefera?
ble to their company. Our opinion
is. that au industrious man, whatever
tho hue of his hide, can support him?
self any where in the South, and that
there is no necessity for freedmen
running back and forth between thc
Atlantic Ocean and tin- Mississippi
River, in search of employment. We
have regretted tito departure of many
valuable hands from our midst, as it
threatens our State with a scarcity of
labor. And we would like to see
I every farmer try to prevent this drain
by using his best efforts to make his
laborers contented with their present
homes, believing, as we do. that the
freedmen who remain with Lheir old
i masters fare the best, holli in con?
tracts and privileges.
WHAT MI:. PEABODY SAID TO PUK
PRESIDENT.- -We are authorized by
one who was present nt the interview
between the President and Mr. Pea?
body to say that the following was a
portion of tho language, of the lutter
on that occasion: .'Ho had always
expi'cssed his belief that tho Presi?
dent' course was prompted hy a
sincere desire to do right, and what
was for tho best interests of our coun
I try." Our informant further adds
that "it was in reference to tho Pre?
sident's own course that Mr. Pea?
body used tho illustration of 'light
coming at the even tide."'
SuiU?ATT IN WASHINGTON. A de?
spatch from Washington says:
John H. Surrntt was brought on
shore late this afternoon, at the
Washington Navy Yard, and delivered
by Commander \Y. \Y. Jeffries, of
the steamer Swatara, to Admiral Mad?
ford) and by the Ad in ind transferred
to Marshal Gooding, who held a bench
warrant, issued by Judge Fisher, of
the Criminal Court, commanding lum
to "take John H. Surrntt. late of
Washington County, if ho shall be
found within the County of Wash?
ington, and kim sui'eiv keep, and
have his body before the Criminal
Court of the District of Columbia, at
the city of Washington, immediately,
j to answer unto the United States ol
and concerning a certain felony by
him committed, as it is presented,
and so forth."
Surratt was dressed in tho uniform
of the Papal Zouaves. Stepping on
the wharf, he bowed respectfully to
the Admiral, and deported himself
with dignity and firmness. Tho pri?
soner, with his custodians, formed a
party large enough to occupy three
i carriages. Every arrangement was
made for security and quiet, though
a large concourse of spectators ga?
thered at tho jail to see Snrratt upon
The prisoner was transferred io
Warden Brown, and was then locked
up in one of tho three iron-clad colls
of the jail, which are considered per?
fectly secure, aud left for the night.
No om; will be allowed to see him ex
! cept his counsel and the officers of
j the prison. Surratt is apparently in
j excellent health, and speaks but very
little to any one. His Zouave uni
I form was very much worn and faded.
! At the time of tho landing, tko
Swatara lavin the stream, about fifty
yards from tho wharves of the Navy
Yard, and up to noon to-day no com?
munication whatever had been bad
with her or from her, except that
I Commander Jeffries, last evening,
I reported to Admiral Radford a short
j time after her arrival, and left his
i despatches for the Navy Department.
The mail, this morning, was taken
on board by a rope from the boat.
Snrratt, while on hoard the steamer,
was confined below decks, strongly
THE LAST RESORT OF THE SOUTH.
The Richmond Times, in an article on
"Military Governments for the
S ruth," says:
The people of the North will have
to decide whether they will have
anion or political chaos and revolu?
tion; whether tho Southern States
aro to exist as such, or are to be "ter?
ritorialized." And in caso the latter
is determined upon, why the best
thing tho Southern people could then
do would bo to divide themselves
into nomadic tribes, and with theil
tents and flocks roam at will over the
vast territories from the Potomac tc
j the Rio Grande. It is true that a
I life like this would be devoid ol
I postal advantages, but the internal
! revenue officers of the Federal Go?
vernment would have a hard tinif
collecting their taxes. And as wc
should be on thc footing of Indians,
we should be allowed the same privi
i loge, of exemption from taxation.
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GENERAL (?KANT.-The Washing
con corre-pomlent of tho Baltimore
Gazette, in speaking of the substitu?
tion of the President for Genera
Grant in the Sherman bill, says:
"I have positive information thal
this alteration was made, not in de?
ference to the Constitution, not be
cause of any disposition to lenity,
i but for t!io reason that it was de
; mantled by General Grant himself
j who. whatever muy be his affiliatioj
; with the radical party, at least dis
j duins to bo made the scapegoat o:
! their iniquitous machinations."'
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: THE MA f OF EUROPE.-The foreigi
papers i busily circulating an an
ecdoie that a young boy, called tc
high desunios, stubbornly rofr.se:
to study the maps, for the reasoi
that "the map has often chango
of lute years, and papa (Napoleoi
III.) says it will soon be chang?e
again." The little fellow ought t<
know French secrets, and if an o the:
war is to curse Europe, as the pro
liabilities seem to j , heate, Napoleoi
will doubtless be one t f the ieadinj
j spirits in it.
j Tiie New York police are pickinj
I up ali the little sprats of lotteries the;
I can find. The severity induces th
I belief that they bought tickets to th
I opera house.-Lowville DemocroL
A Louisvillian, who bought fou
I Crosby Opera House tickets, has sue*
j the agent of whom ho bought for th
money, and recovered it, the cour
! holding the salo to be in violation o
I In the United States Suprem
! Court, on Wednesday of last week
judgment; against the city of Ne>
' York, for $10,000 damages, was af
\ firmed in the case of one Sheffield,
\ citizen of Rhode Island, who fell ove
? the stump of a tree near thc City Hal
j Park, in that city, receiving thereb;
s* nous injuries.
A couple in Richmond got married
; the guests partook of substantial re
freshments, und while engaged ii
j "duning the golden hours with flyin?
? feet," a most elegant supper, includ
ing confectioneries and wedding cake
which had been prepared, was stole)
by thieves, who left the table com
! At a radical meeting at Memphis9
j Saturday night, a negro attemptec
j to speak, but was forced down.
RELIEF FOB THE SO; nr.-Th I Tri- \
butte says: "We are sorry to learn ?
that the benevolent and patriotic: ef- !
forts of the Southern Relief Associa?
tion to alleviate the distress prevail- !
ing in several of the Southern States j
are not receiving the encouragement
which they deserve. Tho cry for
help comes up day after day, but the !
Northern people are chary of their
contributions, and the demands upon i
thc committee fur exceed the means
at. their disposai.'"
'?'i> which the New lork Times re- ;
ph.:::, with no Little sarcasm and i
point: "The 'Northern people' are 1
too busy with other Southern inte- 1
rests, just now, to give much atten- !
tion to such commonplace matters as ;
starvation and distress. We want the 1
Southern people well under martial j
law; we want to malee sure that all |
their negroes have the right to vote, \
and then we will inquire whether |
they are starving or not. Probably i
200,000 will perish this year-blacks !
and whites indiscriminately-mainly j
in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, j
and in the back Districts of South i
Carolina: but there will be a good j
many left, and it is very important ;
that those who are left should be un
der martini law. It will not answer i
to let starving men have the benefit i
of the writ of habeas corpus. Be?
sides, while they are starving, they
can be managed more easily. If we
feed them, we should make them in?
solent, and they might think it unrea?
sonable in us to stick bayonets into |
them afterward, in order to make them i
sincerely sorry for their rebellion. !
The best way is, now we have gol !
them down, to kee]) them down.
Starving will help bring them to a
realizing sense of their condition and j
character. There's nothing injures a
man's morale like feeding him winn;
he is hungry. That's just the time !
yon ("an do with him as you please." j
The origin of the portrait for the
Goddess of Liberty upon our coins j
is of great interest. Mr. Spencer, i
the inventor of Spencer's lathe, used
1 by the American Bank Note Com- |
pany, was thc artist who cut thc j
first die for our American coin. He j
cut un exact medallion of Mrs. Wash?
ington, thc wife of General Washing?
ton, and tho first few coins were
struck with her portrait. When Gen?
eral Washington saw them he was
displeased, and requested the figure
to bc removed. Mr. Spencer altered
the features a little, and putting a
cap upon its head, called it thc God?
dess of Liberty.
The Albany correspondent of the
New York C<jni7nercial Advertiser
gives the following figures concern?
ing thc present condition of the Fe?
nian organization: There are now in
New York, under control of the Fe?
nian leaders, 30,000 Snyder breech
loading rifles; 100,000 equipments
therefor; 10,000,000 rounds of am?
munition, and 59,000 complete suits
A statue of Horace Greeley will j
soon be on exhibition in New York.
McKay c. Co. have produced it hy?
the new and curious process of pho
tosculptnre. The philosopher stands
slightly bent forward, his hands at
his breast, his pantaloons caught at
the top o? his boot leg, a bundle of
papers under his arm. and what looks
like all the Tribune exchanges obtrud?
ing from his pocket.
A visitor to thc Philadelphia mar?
ket speaks of butter, which is "essence
of June mornings caught and impri?
soned in glowing globules, the fra?
grance of clover fields ripening into
sweetness in tin; brooding sunshine,
the warm, delicious flavor o? new
milk foaming in the overflowing
bucket." We wish we had some of
that kind To spread on our dailv
ASTOUNDING.- -Thc Buffalo Coman ;.
! dal Advertiser state- that the First
. National Bank of that city has. in a
j period of four years, accumulated a
? surplus greater than its original eapi
I tal. and. without impairing this snr
I plus, it paid its proprietors a divi
I dend for the past year of fity percent.
Mrs. Swett, of Kennebnnk, Maine,
I who put morphine into a bottle of
i whiskey in such quantity that it killed
? her husband, a quack doctor, who
I drank freely of it, has been convicted
j of manslaughter. Her defence was.
! that she intended that, the morphine
i should act as an emetic.
A cai recently got inn? the large
cvlinder o? the Hoe press of the
I _V,"./A Briiisli M :i' now.--r.5per. The
i unfortunate puss rcim.ined quiet fer
I two hundred revolutions of the cy
I linder, when she fell under it upon
the forms and was distributed over
, A Maine editor says he cannot ima
; gine when editors have leisure time,
> "unless it is after the ferryman car
i ries ns .over Styx, and then we have
? no doubt the old fellow would beseige
: us l'or a puffon his boats."
Some of our exchanges say that
Mary .Harris, tin- female sharp-shoot
; er. has been com mittel to the insane
i asylum in Washington. We know of
no insane asylum in Washington, ex?
cept the capitol.
The Galveston Civilian, referring
ti> the immigration of freedmen to
Texas from Georgia, says: "We i
would rather sec onesoberand indus- j
trions white man conn,- to IVxius than !
forty thousand freedmen."
Thc President's r.cmtion, Thurs?
day night, was so crowded that peo- i
pie had to be taken out at tho win- |
dows, and several ladies were injured i
by the crush.
XJ?<OO?,JL 3: "to irr?, ss
Wo would call the special attention^
of our merchants, and all otho? in?
terested, to tho advertisement of C.
N. Averill A Son, Charleston, to he
found in another column. They oller
a large amount of eora ai lower
figures than we have heard of this
season. Hunt up your second-hand
bags and give them n triad. They ari?
an old linn, and eau give satisfaction.
PREMICM PARU GRIST Minns.-We
dropped in at Colton's Agricultural
[mplement Warehouse, yesterday af?
ternoon, and amongst other useful
and economical articles, examined
the one mentioned above, lt ia so
arranged as to be worked either with
a crank or a band. Meal and grist,
fine or coarse, eau be produced at
pleasure. This mill occupies a very
small space-less than six feet square
-and accomplishes a vast amount of
work. The price is so low as io
bring it within reach of the smallest
TUE COLUMBIA VARIETIES. This
band gave another of their excellent
performances last evening. As we
predicted, there was plenty of fun,
which was highly enjoyed by a large
and appreciative audience The per?
formances of Prof. Tanbark and
Troupe is an attractive feature of this
exhibition, and well worth the price
of admission: but it will not doto
particularize, as all hands merited
the "well done" of their audience.
The scenery, a painting by Mr. Ilix,
with the assistance of Mr. Lee, is
well executed. It represents Christ
Church, of this city. Wc are pleased
to see a prospect of passing pleasant
evenings during the warm spell, as
we understand the varieties will con?
tinue their entertainments so long as
they receive such houses as that of
RIVERSIDE MAGAZINE, FOI: Youse
PEOPLE. Published by Hurd A
Houghton, New York. Price$2.50
per year, in advance.
We are indebted to the publishers
for a copy of the above. It fills its
place admirably, and thus far. more
than makes good the promises of its
announcement. Its illustrations an;
greatly in advance of anything yet
attempted for such a magazine. Ste?
phens, the prince of humorists, has
as yet done nothing better than his
drawings for this periodical; and in
spirited pictures of animal life, there
is nothing superior tc; Herrick's Jiun
for Life, in the February number.
The contents of these numbers im?
press us as possessing a high degree
of merit. The boys and girls, better
judges of what they Avant than we
can be, are delighted with them. Tho
skillful blending of the instructive
with the amusing; thc careful atten?
tion paid to the games and sports of
out-door, as well as in-door life; thc
high moral tone observable through?
out each number, and t? ;" brilliancy
and playfulness of many of the arti?
cles, indicate that the editor Las hit
the right track, and that he has only
to keep on as he has begun, to make
his magazine a necessity to tens ol
thousands of our young people.
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NEW APTEBTTSKMESIS.- Attontion i li?
ol . - the following advertisemon . >. . I:
are published thic morning- for :t-.i ?irn?
" Shiver A Beckham-Dissolution.
vV. M. lloach -Removal.
A. li.- Private Roan! Wanted,
la vin & Mikcli- -White Corn.
E. H. Heins--Lager Leer Brewery.
P. Cantwell-Small Houses tj Lent.
C. H. Baldwin & Co.-Crackers, cte.
E. A G. D. Hope-Eggs, Onion Setts, .vc
Printing Material for Sale.
Canblo A*. McKay- - Auction in Greenville,
C. N. Ave rill A Son -White Com.
Edi? ird Sill-Onion Setts, etc.
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The following we take from thc
Hartford (Conn.) Times. It show;
up ono of the slanderer:-, who ar<
lying against us with steam power
throughout the Northern States, ant
particularly from their pulpit-; ant
HEARTS cs ?BOVI IT. A g< ath man
who has .pent much time in Texa:
during the past two years, was ii
Springrield, a few days since, whei
he heard a Freedmen's Bureau mai
talking largely of tho awful state o
society in Texas. ''I have Keen si:
negroes shot down in a day.'" said he
naming the locality: and this. h<
averred, was no more than the daih
average there. Thc gentleman sai<
this could not be. "I have seen it.'
said Bureau. "My residence ha
been in that locality," said the gen
th man, "end what you say i know tc
be nature. Not one negro 'ms boei
shot there in a your." "Bot," sait
Bureau, "I have heard t'ont six a da}
were shot down." "Heard," said thc
gentleman; "didn't yon soe the shoot
tug?" "No; 1 heard of it. and L be
lieve it." said Burean. "But yoe
? ist said that you saw it." "No. 1
didn't see it-you misunderstood mc
-I heard about it," said Bureau, as
be sneaked away.
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The Qm en of night glides grace?
fully through the heavens. That's