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Tuesday horning, Feb. ^ 1867.
Cotton-Capital for *l?<- South.
Wc Icu. u from thc National Intelli?
gencer that Mr. Morrill, iu his speech
ou thc tax bill, said that tho disposi?
tion to undei'-rafce the crop of cotton
is chrome and universal. Last year.
he said, Mr. McCulloch was led into
an error on this subject, and estimated
the cotton remaining in the country
at 1,300,000 bales; but it proved to be
nearly twice as much. Mill-owners
at the Last had laid in large stocks of
cotton at sixty couts, and, of course,
lost by the operation, inasmuch as
they might have purchased at nearly
half that price afterwards.
Mr."Morrill estimates the crop at
nearly 2,000,000 bales, though this is
doubtful; but if it were but 1,500,000,
it is estimated it will bring three
fourths as much in gold as the crop
of 1859, the largest ever produced in
the United States. It is encouraging
for our planters io know that the
price is tending upwards in foreign
markets-the prospect for supplies
from India and Egypt not improving.
We agree with tho Intelligencer in not
concurring with Mr. Morrill iu his
opinion that the crop for 1^07 will be
much larger than that of 1SGG,
though the season, it is to be hoped,
will be much more favorable. And
it gives thc following good reasons
for disputing thc estimates of Mr.
"Neither the political, nor social,
nor financial condition of affairs in
thc South, will favor a large increase
in the culture of cotton, or rice, or
sugar. What Northern, capital and
enterprise were employed in the last
year will bc much diminished this
year. The negroes, as a general rule,
worked better, under a spasmodic ef?
fort, last year than they will ever do
again. That is the testimony from
planters, Northern men as well as
Southern. Besides, thc legislation
of Congress places them on apolitical
equality with the whites, and this will
tend to dissatisfy thom with their in?
dustrial position. They will expect,
as another step in advance, a division
of the land aud other property among
them. They have already, in com?
mon with the whites, thc right, under
the homestead laws, to take up Go?
vernment lands, but do not avail
themselves of it."
There is truth in this argument. If
cotton were really to become again a
great staple product of the ?South,
then cotton lands would bo in de?
mand. But, on the contrary, owners
are really anxious te? sol! ut low prices,
but find no purchasers. It is stated
that plantations on lite Savannah
River, with all improvements, cana
ble ol' producing, without fertilizerSj
abale <>f cotton to the acre, are fre?
quently offered at ?rl? per aero, less
than tho original Government pric<
for public laud:-;. The truth is then
is no money in the South, and tin.
New York Financial Clironich en?
dorses this assertion, when, on giving
reasons for the stagnation of businesi
at the North, it states, as one cause
that thc South is not able to purehas<
goods, nor even to pay for supplie:
But there is bairn in Gilead. It i:
stated that Mr. Jay Cooke, tin
banker famed for negotiating success
fully United States bonds, hus pro
mised that $150,000,000 of Northen
capital will be thrown into thc South
ern States, provided they will adop
the constitutional amendment. O
course, this proU'er must have beei
made before the adoption of the Ste
vens-Sherman-Blaine bill, whicl
places these States under militai-;
rule, and gives us, to boot, the con
stitutional amendment, as the prie
of admission to Congress. We mus
accept the latter, or stay out in th
cold, as we have been situated fo
some years past; but the militar;
rule is inevitable. Mr. Jay Cooke
we apprehend, would be chary to in
vest his capital in the States (sc
called) divided into military districts
and where the tenure of property wa
only held under the dicta of militar
If this successful banker, or broke?
rather, had spent his or his friends
6150,000,000 in defeating tho radical
at the last popular election, he woul
have made a much more profitabl
investment, for in that event, th
commercial intercourse between th
two sections-the barriers of fanati
cism having been demolished-woul
have undoubtedly at once returned t
its old channels, and the special busi
ness of Mr. Cooke, (the South bein
needy,) as wella ; commercial pursuit
at the North generally, would hav
j been benefited. He and the others j
? engaged in furnishing capital to the
I South-the fear of confiscation being
I removed from before their eyes
j would soon have held mortgages on
j nearly ail the real estate of the South,
I at a high rate of interest, while her
people would have set about the work
i of recuperation with a heart and a
j will, which now are broken under the
baneful effects of political misrule
! and oppression.
Mr. Cooke, shrewd as he may be
in the .ways of thc money-making
world, grievously erred in supposing
that, of their own accord, the South?
ern people would sacrifice their po?
litical birth-right, disfranchise their
best men, and make the negro equal
to, if not above themselves, for even
the large loan or advance of $150.
000,000. We believe that, takingiuto
consideration the practices at popular
elections in his latitude, one-tenth of
this sum would have prevented the
return of a radical majority to Con?
gress, and we feel sure the odd S50,
000,000, properly engineered through
the lobby- department by this skillful
financier, would, even at this late
hour, have a powerful effect towards
a proper reconstruction of the States.
But this is not to be so. The South?
ern people aro powerless, and must
submit to whatever destiny, politi?
cally speaking, awaits them. In re?
spect of Northern capital coming to
their aid, that is now out of tho ques?
tion, and their whole duty now is, to
make thc best of their situation, cul?
tivating their soil diligently, and
working earnestly in every other de?
partment. If they do this, and es
chow national politics, (as the decree
in that respect is written against
them.) they have the. soil, and, we
believe, can obtain the labor sufficient
at least to make themselves self-sus?
taining and, in some measure, inde?
pendent of depressing political influ?
GREAT MORAE IDEAS rx KANSAS.
The legislative bodies of Kansas have
never been distinguished for great
wisdom. lu fact, the members there?
of have been more remarkable for
being experts in the use of the bowie
knife than in the construction of
laws. This, however, does not apply
to the State Legislature now in ses?
sion. With'few exceptions, the gen?
tlemen composing the same are pa?
triotic, and desire the good of the
Commonwealth. This is seen by the
following telegram :
TOPEKA, KANSAS, February 6, lSliT.
After bitter discussion in the House,
to-day, on the bill disfranchising dis?
loyalists, Air. Hannir nuwed an amend?
ment including all persons who have
swindled the Government. Thc
I amendment passed with only five dis
. sen tin g votes.
lt' Congress could be induced tc
! engraft this ia tlie Constitution of thc
United States, the radical party would
at once be in a hopeless minority in
every State in thc Union.
DOUGLASS AMONG THE EGYPTIANS.
The Southern part of Illinois is callee
Egypt. in Egypt, is a city known
as Cairo. In Cairo, is published :i
paper styled the Democrat, which
thus announces au event iu the his
tory of that aquatic locality:
Fred Douglass is a wonderful nig
[ ger, and, next to Thud. Stevens, wt
do not believe there is a man in thii
country who is so universally and sin
cerely worshipped ?is he is. He is ?
nervous, rapid, bold thinker, and ai
eloquent talker, and there is but om
thing that militates from his tran
scendent greatness, and dims the lus
tre of the unhappy Aurora Boreal]
that has shot in such greasy splendo
athwart our skies-that is the streal
of white blood that is said to con
tamiuate his veins. The Republican
of Cairo owe it to themselves an<
their party to give their distinguishet
champion and leader a receptioi
worthy tho man aud the great hou
that brings him among them. Amon?
the radical leaders of Southern Uli
nois, Fred. Douglass stands up a ver;
giant in intellect and decency, ant
wo bespeak for him a full house ant
ORANGEBXJRG NEWS.-This is th
name of a new paper, published a
Orangeburg, in tlii* State, by C. H
Hall-Samuel Dibble editor. It i
well printed, aud gotten up, in al
departments, with taste and ability.
Tho schooner Fleece, which at
rived at Pensacola from Havana
Cuba, with a cargo of West India frail
presented an anomaly in having
colored captain and crew, who ow
the vessel. The Pensacola Observe
thought it strange enough to be chr<
icled under tho head of "Arriva
A Memphis pickpocket jostled
rural Ohioan out of $3,500 OH apia)
j WHO CAN VOTE.-lu the new mili?
tan- bill, tho main provisions of
which have already been published,
it is provided that ' in all elections to
any office under such provisional go?
vernment, all persons shall be enti?
tled to vote, and none other, who are
entitled to vote under the provisions
of the fifth section of this Act, and
no person shall bc eligible to any
office nuder such provisional govern?
ment who would be disqualified from
holding office under tho provisions of
the third article of said constitution;.!
Tho billowing is the said third
article of said constitutional amend?
"SEC 3. No person shall be a Se?
nator or Representative in Congress,
or elector of President or vice-Presi?
dent, or hold any otlico, civil or mili?
tary, under the United States, or
under any State, who. having previ?
ously taken un oath as a member of
Congress, or as an oflicer of the
United States, or as a member of any
State Legislature, or as an executive
or judicial oflicer of any State, to
support the Constitution of the
United States, shall have engaged in
insurrection or rebellion against the
same, or given aid and comfort to the
enemies thereof; but Congress may,
by a vote of two-thirds of each
House, remove such disability."
THE LATE FH?E AT JACKSON.-The
Mississippian says after the recent
fire in Jackson had been subdued,
the Federal soldiers, who had worked
like Trojans to save property, wore
drawn up in line, and were about to
march off to camp, when the Mayor
came forward and addressed them as
"SOLOurns OF THE UNITED STATES:
In the name of the citizens of Jack?
son, in whose behalf you have so
nobly exerted yourselves this day to
rescue their property from destruc?
tion, I tender you their warmest gra?
titude. Your efforts have been gene?
rously appreciated, and will never be
forgotten. For tlie kind assistance
on your part, freely and timely ren?
dered, I again return you the kindest
thanks of the city of Jackson."
At the conclusion of this address,
the soldiers gave three hearty cheers
and marched to camp.
- ? ? ? ?- _
PLENTY OF ACTION.-The New
York Times says:
Congress cannot be reproached
with inaction during the past week.
It has atoned for its delay and hesi?
tation of eighteen months by acts
which transcend, in reckless energy
and far-reaching consequence, any?
thing done by the American Legisla?
ture for tiffy years. Throwing
aside, as if in impatient contempt,
all thought of moderation and al
estimate of results, the House ol
Representatives has decreed, bj
overwhelming majorities, that thc
three following things shall be done
1. All tho Southern States shall bi
put under martial law.
'1. All the negroes in tito Southon
States, over tweuty-one years of age
shall be admitted to the suffrage.
">. All tho whites in the Southon
States who had anything to do witl
the rebellion shall bo excluded fron
What else remains to be done wi
find it impossible to guess. Possibb
it may be deemed worth whiie t<
confiscate the property of the South
ern people-but that wdl ver;
speedily take care of itself. It i
impossible that property should eon
tin ne to be worth holding or steal
ing, for any great length of time
under such a regime as seems abou
to be inaugurated for the South
That whole section of country is b
pass again under the yoke of a mili
tary power. The avowed object o
the authors of this policy is to "pu
back matters in the South to jus
where they were when Lee surrender
ed." A Brigadier General is to b
absolute sovereign of each distriet
the source of law for all its people
the sole judge of rights, the sol
authority in all their social, civil am
political relations. Unless burna:
nature is very different in the South
ern States from what it is auywher
else on the face of the earth, such
policy must produce results. It wi!
??lata alienate the people from th
mild and paternal rule thus extende
over them, or it will quicken thei
devotion and strengthen their al
tachment to its sway. We are nc
anxious to predict which will be th
result-the future will disclose :
quito soon enough.
STORMY TIMES AHEAD.-On the ut
of March next, B. F. Butler, L.I
D., chief of the Massachusetts "M<
lisu," big blear-eyed bull in the rin
from the province of miscegnatio
and mock morality, will make h
grand plunge into the Congressioni
china-shop with a snort aud a bello
that will astonish tho natives. The
will follow an immense amount <
pawing and scraping, and throwin
of radical dirt, to the intenso doligl
of little niggers and the worthy coi
stitnents of the aforesaid hero of Bi
Bethel and New Orleans.
I Harrisonburg Commonwealth.
A N)tol out West, in disposing <
ihs . 1 furnitnre, advertises a larg
assoi . tent of good tooth-brushes i
a lo? un.
Is RELIEF WANTED?-A friend,
says the Milledgevillo (Ga.) Il-cor 1er,
writing from New York in reference
to the movement, in that city for
the relief of the South, says: "Any
amount could be raised here could
we have vouchers <m three points,
but there is such conflicting testi?
mony, many know not what to do.
1. ls relief needed- -that is, do
women and children require it?
2. Would it be received?
Could there be found reliable
En answer to the Hist of tile above
questions, we say that if the oaths of
more than 40,000 persons, who
swore last year that tiny were de?
pendent and destitute of food, is to
be believed, it is needed-even more
so this than last year.
In reply to the second inquiry:
But few starving persons think much
about where the food comes from
that will appease hunger and sustain
To the third inquiry: Governor
Jenkins will, as heretofore, see that
ali provisions are properly distributed.
One word in explanation of South?
ern destitution. The Federal army
of invasion df stroyed crops, killed
up and took off lin1 stock of every
description, burned houses and gin
houses, freed the negroes, and most
of whom have since flock to the
towns, half the men non-prodncers,
the women altogether so, still con?
sumers. Many of the white men
being killed, others died, and others
disabled, no plough stock, agricul?
tural implements burned or cut up,
the seasons of the past year having
been the most unpropitious ever
known, the bank issues of the South
forcibly repudiated-no control over
our labor system-these things have
brought on the present destitution.
The same paper says:
We have seen a letter to the Mayor
of this city, informing him that a
shipment of supplies have been sent
to the destitute in this place, from
the South-western Belief Association
at Louisville, Kentucky. In behalf
of the needy of our city we return
grateful thanks for the timely and
much needed provisions.
SOTJTHEKN MATTHUS-Gov. Omi. -
The New York Herald, ol Thursday,
in noticing its Southern correspond?
Our Southern letters are dated at
Biehnioi d, Charleston and Macon.
Some excitement existed in West
Virginia on account of the murder of
two members of the "Bed String As?
sociation," a radical organization for
electioneering purposes. In South
Carolina, the great destitution among
thc people is believed to be mainly
due to the disorganization of the
labor system. A case, testing the va?
lidity of powers of attorney held dur?
ing the war, on which property was
sold for Confederate money, is peud
ing in the United States Court at
Charleston-Mrs. Caroline Carson,
daughter of the late James L. Petti?
grew, and now residing in New York,
being the plaintiff. Governor Ori?
llas been severely denounced for the
sentiments he expressed at the Cham?
ber of Commerce banquet and in his
address to the freedmen recently. He
said that $40,000,000 of property
had beim banished from Charleston
by the refusal of the people to asso?
ciate with Northern merchants. He
also announced that he was in favor
of giving the negro, who could read,
the right of sull'rage. La Macon,
high hopes of successful business
this year are entertained by the mer?
chants. The action of New York in
reference to the relief of Southern
destitution is looked to with lively
THE SUPREME COTJKT.-The X<i
Honed IntiellCgencetr says:
"If the destruction bill of Con?
gress wei-e brought np for decision
before the Supreme Court, who does
not suppose that a full bench would
declare its unconstitutionality in toto?
What true statesman or eminent ju?
rist, any.vhere in the broad land,
would not so declare?"
The Richmond Dispatch says:
"It were an easy matter, perhaps,
to bring this question before the ?Su?
preme Court; but it would be difficult
to obtain a decision. If that Court,
iu deference to a demoralized public
opinion, withheld its decision upon
the test oath for twelve months after
'its opinion hud been formed, how
long would it withhold its decision
on such a question as this? And il
there was a majority of only one in
favor of the Constitution in the former
case, what assurance have we thal
there will be a majority at all in this
case? Judge Grier's health is said tc
be feeble. In his absence, the Court
would likely stand equally divided;
for if four judges could be found tc
hold that military courts for the trial
of civilians are constitutional tribu
nais, there is no reason why four
should not be expected to hold thal
Congress is not bound by the Consti
tution at all."
THE HIGHER LAW.-The Bostoi
Commione/',,Uh wants a Lieutenant
General who will be governed by t
higher law than the orders of his sn
periors. That's the sort of mtisam-t
which is found in such perfection ii
Mexico, and which has given thal
country such a high standard in tie
scale of nations.
The number of barrels of cranber?
ries raised and sold in Harwich, Mass,
last year, was 5,510, and the price re?
ceived for them was $52,072.
WAK INEVITABLE. -Tho Courier iles
Etais Unis, the French paper in New
York, has a long article favoring the
iden of a general European war. We
translate the opening paragraph, as
"It has been seen, hy several pre?
ceding articles, that we consider an
European war, at a period more or
less distant, as inevitable. Unless
France has lost all interest of her
dignity and her interests, France; i
must be drawn into it. lt is probable ;
that the explosion of a struggle every !
one foresees will not occur with the '
year just commenced. The French j
Government will leave nothing un
done to prevent universal Exposition !
-with which so many interests are I
concerned-from being troubled by
European disorders. No doubt other
countries, like Russia and Prussia, !
might make a commencement, attack- !
ing us before we were prepared; but j
they themselves have not attained
the degree of strength they believe
necessary to cope with us, and unless
unforeseen events occur, we may con?
sider peace certain for the year; if we
may give the munt; of peuce to a fe?
verish state; of things that is ruin to
the people, and which scatters every?
where well-founded anxieties."
BEHIND HIS AGE.-A correspond?
ent of the London Times has had a
protracted interview with President
Johnson, and, by authority, publish?
ed the results of his audience. We
have not space for so lengthened an
article, but the following extract will
give the measure of Hercules. On
the delicate subject of impeachment,
the President said with a smile: "1
had contracted Old World ?deas, de?
rived from Magna Charta and so
downwards, respecting the right of
the accused to be heard, und to be
fairly tried; but those seem to be
going ont of dato. Now, a committee
sitting in secret and hearing one side
only, and that side the enemies of
the accused, prejudge his C&se. It
is a consistent part of the general sys?
tem which we see being pursued."
We regret that so determined an
individual as President Johnson when
"contracting Old World ideas of
Magna Charta," did not likewise con?
tract Old World notions as to its pre?
FORNEY'S APPEAL FOE a HIGH TA?
RIFF.-If this Congress shall adjourn
without giving protection to Ameri?
can industry to tito extent of the dif?
ference between wages here and in
Europe, and tho cost of money and
the expense of living here and there,
tho party that is now howling for
British free tm do will whirl upon us
and denounce us to every unemployed
working man in the nation, and to
every owner of an idle factory.
"These Black Republicans have
ruined thc country! 'Juey have de?
stroyed its industry. They have le?
gislated for nothing but niggers.
They have let white men go to ruin.
These nigger-worshippers will bring
all our laboring men to rags ami
starvation, and tin' nation to bank?
ruptcy, it' they aro left in power.
Turn thom out!" And what power
and what peril tl.ere would lu- in that
cry, shrieked into the oars of a vast
population, waiting ami longing for
the wages that excessive importations
take away, and that only a tariff eau
give. - Washington < Vironicle.
FROM THE NORTH-WEST. -Tl ie Hoods
i:i portions of tho North-west aro
unprecedented. A despatch from
"By the breaking away of tho
banks of the Les Baines Liver, yes?
terday, a large portion of South-west
ern Chicago was inundated, the habi?
tations ol' at least 10,001) persons
being surrounded by water. Quick
ascents were made to higher regions,
and rafts wore constructed, on which
the beleagured people embarked from
upper windows. Luring the evening,
the flood somewhat subsided, but
broke out afresh to-day, covering a
still wider area of territory. The
water in the inundated regions varies
in depth from a few inches to three
or four feet. The loss is very heavy,
but cannot now be estimated."
THE CoMi'orxD INTEREST NOTES. -
The following is the entire bill as it
passed the House of Representatives
Be it enacted, That the Secretary of
the Treasury bo, and he is, hereby
authorized amt directed to redeem
compound interest notes, with the
accrued interest, and to issue there?
for United States legal tender notes
without interest, not exceeding in
Short, but suliieicnt for that pur?
John Hampden permitted himself,
says the National Intelligencer, to be
thrust into prison sooner than pay a j
few pennies tax demanded under an |
unconstitutional edict. The glorious
spirit of the immortal Englishman is
not dead. Cougress will find the
land to bristle with John Hampdens,
who will oppose a military despotism
to be inaugurated in the bosom of the j
Services at the Colebrook (Ct.) \
Congregational Church wore sus?
pended four weeks in consequence ol'
the snow blockade of the roads. Ono
man dug a tunnel from his house
twenty-two feed long, through a drift
of ton or twelve feet deep, and has !
hold communication with the outside
world for over a fortnight by means
> ?f this passage. . '
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SUGARS, MOLASSES, ETC.-Messrs.
Risley & Creighton, <?f Charleston,
advertise a lot of the above articles,
at low prices. See their advertise?
A BALTIMORE ADVERTISEMENT. -We
?.al! especial attention io the adver?
tisement of Messrs. Armstrong, Ga?
tor ?& Co., who, in the ribbon and
general millinery Line, have a dod:
that will satisfy Southern dealers.
Baltimore deserves much from South?
ern traders, and/we hope this house
will receive an amplesharc of patron?
NRW AOVKKTISKMKN TS. -Attention call?
ed til thu following advertisements, which
?.ve. published ti,is morning Ter the first
Armstrong, Cater A Co. -Ribbons, &e.
Chas. Logan -Mules for Sale.
s. E. Stratton-Old Books Wanted.
Alfn d Tolleson -Hats at NewYorU Oust.
s. H. Myers A Co.-It.x.ts. Shoes, &c.
lt isley >v Creighton-Sugars, &c.?
M. Ehrlich A Sons -New Spring Stock.
.I. C. Secgers A Co.-Fruits, Crackers.
Fisher* Heinitsh -Fresh Seed.
CONSCIENCE.-Some driblets of
"conscience money"--the result of
the "pickings and stealings" of thc
last four or five years-continue to
drop into the United States Treasury.
Greenbacks, as yet, are the only re?
turns, no pictures, furniture, books,
jewelry, pianos, &c. "Conscience"
appears not yet to have reached these
articles. Whou it does, there ought
to be a large hall in the Treasury
Department appropriated for the
"exhibition"-and when the stream
of these spoils, now in the hands of
private individuals, once begins, it
ought to come with "a perfect rush!"
DIDN'T CAHE.- The Milledgeville
"A go-ahead planter in a neighbor?
ing County was approached by a
troubled neighbor, perhaps more of
a politician than planter, who was
discussing the state of the country,
especially tho bill that looked to con?
verting Georgia into a military dis?
trict. Our go-ahead planter heard
him through, and asked if the bill
would prohibit the making of cotton'.
Being answered in the negative, he
responded, if it didn't, then 'damn
Congress and the bill; let "em rip.
I'm going to make cotton.' Them's
j The election for Mayor of George
! town, D. C., takes place on Monday,
and it being the first occasion on
which negroes will enjoy the privi?
lege of the ballot, a lively time is ex?
pected. The Superintendent of Po?
lice hus issued special orders to his
police for the occasion, requesting all
to resign who cannot execute them
with alacrity. The Superintendent's
order for the conduct of the elec?
No taunts, jests or mouths will be
tolerated for a moment towards any
voter, and persons guilty td' such
conduct must be immediatelv ar?
"WHAT NEXT?-When the liberties
of the people of the South are eflect
ually destroyed, what next? -^??t.
grant from Washington to ih^I lma
dei ph ia Presa answers:
Mr. Stevens will speak on confisca?
tion in a few days. He will show
the manner in which the laws passed
confiscating the property of the re?
bels have been abrogated by Presi?
dential pardons and rebel State
The Pope is reported to have given
his impressions of the heads of the
English liberal party, recently re?
sident in Borne, as follows: ..Lord
Clarendon I like and understood.
Mr. Gladstone I liked, but couldn't
understand. The Duke of Argyll
I understood, but didn't like. Lord
Bussel T didn't like, and didn't un?
The first case of cruelty to animals
in this country, under Mr. Bergh's
law, was in the Court of Sessions of
Brooklyn-Hugh Sweeny was ar?
raigned for covering a dog with tur?
pentine and then setting him on fire.
Judge Dikeman "sent him up" for
In Elgin, C. W., a few nights since,
a woman heard a dog barking loudly
at her door. Sho followed the animal
for a quarter of a mile through the
snow, and found her father in a drift,
dying of cold and exposure.
Forty recruits of tho Eighteenth
Infantry are said to have mutinied
while on the route to Fort Phil Kear?
ney recently, and, under tho lead of
au old soldier, had shaped their
course for Mexico, to joiri the army
Bents and board aro coming down
in New York city. The columns of
the dailies there show that good board
can be procured in respectable parts
of the city for three and four dollars
per week, and lodging rooms at pro?
Old Federal Massachusetts having
failed to ratify the Constitutiona
amendment, it is proposed that it a
once be put under military govern
mont and go through a vigorous pro
cess of reconstruction.
The Roanoke (Va.) Times record
a curious casualty in Salem. A sc'u/x
"?ri fell through the aide-walk, v. hic.
Save way owing to the thaw, and sh
W! s crushed to death before sb
could be extricated.