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Tuesday Morning, March 5, 1867.
* Save tl??- Republic.
"Who now can save the republic in I
in its direst need? The President I
might do it. if, like Jackson, he took
the responsibility. Then; is one,
other way, however, and we believe it j
is the only one left TIS. and that is a
resort to the Supreme Court of the
United States. We therefore agree i
with the Richmond Enquirer, that it j
is imperative to tust the bill for thc ;
government of thc Southern States I
by au appeal to the courts. Thc ?
whole case lies there, for, while that
law stands as authority, we can do
uothiug except in conformity with it.
Tf, indeed, as the Enquirer says, ?
our State Government is illegal and ?
invalid, as is alleged in this bill-if it :
is provisional and dissoluble at plea?
sure, it is at once bound by the in?
structions of the law, and liable to be j
swept out of existence at a word, if
it depart from them. We will have ,
no right to call a convention or hold j
an election of any sort, except in the
mode and upon the terms therein
prescribed; and to attempt totlo so
would be considered contumacious
and rebellious, and would provoke,
and be alleged to justify, an instant
wiping out of our whole system.
Tho' bill, in this respect, is cun?
ningly devised, for Congress has re?
tained the power in its own hands to
revoke or supercede the so-called
"provisional governments" at any
time. Therefore, instead of making
up a case of collision of this sort, let
us ascertain first if the proposed law
will be recognized by the United
States courts as binding upon the
obedience of citizens. If they so
decide, we have nothing left to do
but to submit to it. If they rule
otherwise, we stand as we are.
It is, therefore, that we agree with
the Enquirer-despite the reasons as-1
signed by its able cotemporary of the
Timex, that we have nothing to hope
for from the Supreme Court-in say?
ing that the acceptance of the law
without demur is to accept its suf?
frage tests and to acknowledge that
the State is dead; that its laws are
waste paper; that its "decrees, its'
judgments and its title deeds are idle
words; that its imprisonments were
assaults; that its death sentences were
murders; that its taxations are rob?
beries. We repeat, the first question,
and the vital and absorbing question,
until this matter is decided, is, will
the proposed law bo held as valid V
What our cotemporary says of Vir?
ginia is applicable to this and every
other State of the South-that those
entrusted with its affairs are bound
by all honorable obligations to test
the question thoroughly. They have
no right to concede that the State is
dead until they have exhausted every
means of vindicating its vitality.
Their duties are now narrowing down
to that-or rather, that duty over?
rides all others, and its successful
discharge is the condition ol'all others,
and therefore it demands their first
and their most zealous attention.
As the Legislature of Virginia con?
tinues its session, mainly for the pur?
pose ol' awaiting the result of the
Congressional legislation against the
South, we hope ere it adjourns it will |
take the step indicated by the En?
quirer, and that in behalf of her sis?
ter States. Virginia will bring to a
decision whether they are live States
or military-governed Territories.
In another column, we give a less
hopeful article from the Richmond
Tiiiics, but trust that its despondent
predictions will nr>t be realized.
OPPOSITION TO BROWNLOW. - We
learn from the Louisville Courier that
as negro suffrage is now established |
in Tennessee, it is proposed to run a
negro candidate to test the sincerity
of the radicals, and see if they meant
business when they made the negroes
citizens. Frank Parrish, the well
known barber, is spoken of as the |
man to beat Brownlow. He is the I
superior of Brownlow in almost every
respect. He is intelligent, moral, in-1
dustrious; has a fair education; has j
been a great traveler in foreign parts;
is rennowned for his affability and j
kindness of heart; is nearly as white
os Brownlow, and is more of a gentle- I
man. If he should take the stump, !
he would carry tho whole neg'-o vote, !
and beat tho cursing 'Parson badiy. ;
If this be the true character of Prank,
and we were in Tennessee, we would
decidedly go for the barber against
the blood-thirsty tyrant who rules
the gallant people of Tennessee.
Signs of st Commercial Tempest
A lotter to the editor of the Rich?
mond Times, from an 'intelligent
wholesale merchant in thc city of
New York, affords some idea of how
the ?lotion of Congress is affecting the
material interests of the country. Thc
correspondent describes the condi?
tion of affairs there as most unpro?
mising, and as pregnant with com?
mercial and financial disaster; and he
correctly traces all the evils, present
and prospective, to thc failure of
Congress to bring tho- Sooth into
peaceful harmony with the rest of
the States. Wc give an extract:
.'Tin- failure of Congress to reha?
bilitate the Southern States is re-act?
ing unfavorably on all business pur?
suits, and thc whole country lan?
guishes in consequence. Business
herc is killed, incomes have been re?
duced, internal revenue receipts aro
decreasing, factories aro closed, work?
people aro thrown out of employ?
ment, poor people accumulate, chil- I
then sillier and die, and all interests, !
financial, commercial, agricultural,
stagger like a drunken man, ignorant
of what te> do and how to act. The
re-action is coming on us, and it will
culminate at sonic carly dato, but
when or how cannot now bc predict?
ed. The amazing part of reconstruc?
tion legislation is thc desire to refer
to a barbaric class, the negro, the
suffrage which the constant clamor
herc is, ought to bc limited to white
people at the North, because of the
negro's iguor.iuce of its value, so far
as any proper exercise "of thc fran?
chise is concerned."
Tho views of this correspondent
must strike every unbiased mind as
singularly correct in their application
to tho present state of the country.
And it is passing strange that Con?
gress caunot and will not see the
effect of its action. But they do see;
they must see. Vengeance, however,
is sweet, and the exercise of brute
power supremely attractive to some
minds. Though the country should
perish, party rage, like that of the
famished and furious wild beast, must
fix its fangs on the throat of its help?
We see by the Charleston papers
that Capt. George C. Hoyward was
brutally murdered by negroes, near
Savannah, on Friday last. He was
also robbed of his watch and money.
He leaves a wife and sixteen children.
WH.VT THE RADICY LS WILL PO .
The Baltimore American, of Tues?
The loyal people intend to purify
the institution.- of this great repub?
lic. They have resolved upon this,
not only as a measure of abstract
propriety, but of political and na?
tional safety. In this, they will not
be hindered by the Supreme Court
or any other other branch of thc
Government. The people are the
Government-the controlling power.
The judges, like the President, art
th*- mere instruments through whom
they work. All must yield by some
means or other, sooner or later, tc
the deliberately formed judgment and
will definitively expressed by the peo?
And the Gazette, of Wednesday,
commented as follows:
So passes away the Constitution ol
the United States, and with it, con?
stitutional government and civi
liberty. Millions of men on this con?
tinent, to-day, staud as completely
divested of political rights and tin
protection of any laws as ever dit
the liege subject of any absolute mo?
narch on earth. Into the futuro, w<
shrink from gazing. Confiscation une
rapine, min and confusion mustsoor
begin their ruthless work, and when
and whoa they will complete it, nt
man may know.
BELIEF FOR LANCASTER.-The Char
lotte Timen, of Monday, says:
We were gratified to learm fron
Col. Wm. Johnston that he had re
ceived several donations for the suf
fering iu Lancaster District-2f><
bushels of corn from the noble cit]
of Newbern, and S300 from Boston
contributed by the editor of thc Pilo
and a few friends. Thc Colonel als*
received a letter 'rom an infiaentia
gentleman in Yr'ashington City, in
quiring if tho reported destitution ii
that and other sections was reliable
He responded, fully endorsing thc
statement of Col. Mittag aud others
and we have reason to hope substan
tial aid from that quarter may be ex
NEGROES NOT ALLOWED TO VOTE T?
NEW YoitK.-The New York Asseiu
bly, np. Wednesday, voted down ?
proposition to let negroes in tba
State vote for delegates to the Con
stitutional Convention. Yet a ina
jority ol'this same Now York Legisla
turc is in favor of thrusting negri
suffrage upon their countrymen ii
thc South-and not only that, but ii
favor, also, ol keeping them out o
the Union until they consent to it.
[New Vurk Express.
In one of tho churches at Albany
New York, war has been declare!
ngainst moustaches, the female por
tion of the congregation having de
dared au unalterable dotcruiiuatioi
to bc kissed by no mau weiring tin
Thc Mm? "Who Blazes 1??? Way.
Wendell Phillips is tho man who j
furnishes brains to the radical party.
He blazes the way, and marks out the
path they shall tri ad in their work of
destruction. He says to one man, go,
and hegoeth; to another, come, and
he cometh. Even Brothel* Beecher
consents to walk by the deceitful
glimmerings of Wendell's dark lan?
tern. Wendell made a speech at Chi?
cago last Thursday night. The fol?
lowing is an abstract of his lecture,
as we find it reported in the Chicago
What brought on the Mar? it was
thc conflict between two ideas, as
Mr. Seward told us, at Rochester, be?
fore he lost his bruins. [Applause.]
In 1861, was revealed thc irrepressi?
ble contest. Non- what is the reme?
dy? The prophet at Ply mont Church
and the Secretary of State say. pul
the pieces of the bursted gun toge?
ther, lill it with powder, apply bot
coals, and hope it- won't burst.
I Laughter. ]
He would say of the thirty-ninth
Congress, that it has conducted the
affairs of the nation on principles
which, if a business man-had applied
to his business, wouldhave made him
bankrupt at once. The Congress bas
not omitted every good act. It has
given us a Bureau, a civil rights bill,
and a glimpse at negro suffrage, but
it should not have left a moment
wasted iu trying to put the parts of
the nation together. Except in thc
past week, Congress has done nothing
toward reconstruction. The South is
as firmly set in its way as she was at
first-defiantly convinced that her
barbarism is as good as our civiliza?
tion. It says, when labor touches
government, it is a revolution.
The white race at the South is a
race with convictions which half a
dozen defeats have not washed out.
How many defeats would it take to
wash the Declaration of Independence
out of Massachusetts and Illinois?
In spite of a hundred Bull Buns, we
should still say, "All men are born
free and equal." Had Jefferson Davis
succeeded, he would have had the
right to enforce his doctrines. We
conquered, and we have a right to en?
force ours. We are dealing with a
race that believes its principles as
strongly as we do ours. Here, in the
West, a nation has been constructed
by the talent, the blood and the mo?
ney of the East, and it can no more
be separated from the E.ust than you
eau cut oil' a slice from the Kooky
Mountains. So the North must re?
construct the South, just as the East
constructed the West, by planting its
civilization there. When Lincoln was
elected, the South saw that she must
remodel the Government to her ideas,
or she must go out of the Union.
The party that conquers, it is well
settled, has the right to stamp out
rebellion that it shall not again arise.
We have laid 300,000 martyrs in their
graves. We have pledged tho credit
of the country for ?3,000,000,000; we
have mortgaged the real estate of the
countrj' for two generations, and now
the voice of justice demands that we
fix unalterable guarantees for future
If we had a good President, it
would not matter what laws we have;
and as we have a bad President, ri
does not matter what laws we have.
Our President is a traitor; he is la?
boring to save the South from the
consequences of her defeat, and he
knows how. Once put Southern
statesmen inside the capital, and we
give them power to fight over the
battle again inside the Government.
The speaker said that he would
notice next that crowd that have
wriggled their way up to Congress,
nobody knows Low. If the South
should bring a bushel basket of her
money and say, "You shall have
that money if you vote right, and
we will build palaces for you if you
do it," he knew one Congressman in
Massachusetts who. would take thc
offer at once.
The amendments cry to the white
men of tho South, "Come back and
be the Government, and sit down
with us. We hope to put you under
such motives that you will, by-a?d
by, admit the blacks to vote, but wt
do not compel it." Has the South,
said the speaker, ever obeyed a singh
clause in the Constitution which sht
did not want to? What's the us?
now of adding idle clauses to tin
Constitution? He proposed to pul
the ballot in the hands of the blacks,
but Congress lets the South come in,
aud then talks about re-organizinc
her. The white men of tho Norti
and of the South met in the thirtietl
Congress, and shut thc black mar
out, and called it compromise. Wt
have cheated and swindled the verj
race that helped us to defeat tht
rebels. The amendments are a swin?
dle. Throw them out of one win?
dow, and Congress out of the other,
and begin anew. Remove and im
peach the rebel at the White House
[Long continued applause. |
He did not want to punish John
son; all he wanted was his room. Th*
seeds of reconstruction will not grov
in a day. The negro is iu an abu or
mal state; for two generations he has
been crushed down. Give him tht
suffrage" and he could not hold bi;
own yet. The South is not going ti
give up the struggle for one defeat
If we can put her down and wash ou:
her oligarchy in five years, it will b<
the first instance in history. Whai
we need is-Northern men at thc seal
of Government. [Ap2>lanse. ]
To be sure, it is dangerous to im?
peach the President. Jt was danger?
ous for Grant to move on Richmond,
but be did it. [Laughter.] It is a
dangerous thing to impeach tho head
of thc nation, but our fathers know
that when they framed the Constitu?
tion. They know that it would bring
two parties iuto conflict. But they
set up a Government which could
stand such a conflict. There is not a
.man strong enough to shuni up!
, against the voice of the people.
Grant, tin: most loved mau in Arno
rica, when ho said, "I pul on the
uniform ot no party," foll in tho csti
; mation of tho people. lie is tho high :
constable ol' tia: nation; ho is paid to i
: make our flag respected in Now Or-1
leans. If ho does not do it, he fails!
in his duty.
This is the crisis of our nation.
Twenty-four thousand changes will j
re-elect Andy Johnson, though the.
Republican party is now so strong.
We do not know how it may change, i
Common .-.ouse says take the present '
hour. There i> no hope save in Con?
gress. lt may suv tin- Presidential !
chair must be vacated, and i'. will be
done. Tlie first obstacle is the Presi- '
dont: clear that away; send down j
Northern capital; make it safe for the
Northern man to live in the South,
??nd you make the nation homoge?
neous and united.
PROTEST AGAINST RITUALISM.-The
committee of Lpiseopal Bishops a])- !
pointed to inquire into the subject of
ritualism in the Episcopal Church,
have made their report, lt is signed
by twenty-eight Bishops, and con?
cludes as follows:
"And we, therefore, consider that
in this particular National Church,
any attempt to introduce into the
public worship of Almighty God
usages that have never been known,
such as the use of iucense, and thc
burning of lights in the order for thc
Holy Communion; reverences to the
Holy Table or to the elements there?
on, such as indicate or impiy that the
Sacrifice of our Divine Loni and Sa?
viour, 'once offered,' was not a 'full,
perfect and sufficient sacrifice, obla?
tion and satisfaction, for the sins of
the whole word;' the adoption of cleri?
cal habits hitherto unknown, or ma?
terial alterations of thoje which have
been in use since the establishment
of our Episcopate, is an innovation
which violates thc discipline of the
Church, 'ollendeth against its com?
mon order, and hurteththc authority
of the Magistrate, and woundeth the
conscience of thc weak brethren.'
Furthermore, that we bc not misun
tlerstood, let it bc noted that we in?
clude in these censures all departures
from the laws, rubrics and settled
I order of this Church, as well by de?
feat as by excess of observance, de?
signing to maintain in its integrity
thc sound Scriptural and primitive,
j and, therefore, the Catholic and Apos?
tolic spirit of the Book of Common
If the military bill should be sus?
tained by public opinion in the
North, the South will be less a subject
of pity than the nation of lamenta?
tion. For, mournful as is the specta?
cle of a free, high-spirited aud van?
quished people subjected to the rule
of the bayonet, it is not to bc com?
pared, in terrible tragedy, with that
of a nation of republicans so false to
their historic memories, to their fun?
damental principles and their life?
long training, as to be willing te) curse
any portion of their countrymen with
the horrors of military domination.
When men love freedom so little as
to be willing to enforce tyranny on
their fellows; when their recollection
of the glorious deeds of their ances?
tors fighting against a stamp act and
a tea tax, is so feeble that they are
ready to rear the sword of power
above the scales of justice; when their
habitual tlcvotion to self-government
is so slight that they consent to be?
come the instruments of wresting
from their own countrymen the right
to elect their own rulers and frame
their own Governments-they have
' begun the inevitable march that will
convert them from the instruments of
tyranny into the slaves of a despot.
He who will consent to enslave a
freeman is fast preparing to become
himself a slave.
[ Kat ional Intelligencer.
BUSINESS PROSPECTS IN NEW YORK.
I The Now Y'ork Sun expresses the
j opinion that if the present depression
I in that city, continues a few weeks
longer, many houses will bo obliged
to go by the board. It is every day
becoming more manifest that the
radical policy, if not thwarted and
checked, will ruin the whole country.
Germany to the United States, ac
j cording to letters written from Berlin
laud Munich, will become a "com
I plete torrent" as the spring advances.
! The troubles and disappointments
i in Germany following the war ol
last year add greatly to the tide that
is setting towards America,
i LARGE ESTATE.-It is reported
I from thc British Exchequer that
during 1866 a single will was admit?
ted to probate which paid into tho
' Treasury for taxes on its legacies and
other charges the enormous amount
of $961,900 in gold. The property
bequeathed by this will was valued
at $14,000,000 in gold.
Mrs. Wilby kicked a conductor in
the mouth, at Erie, Pennsylvania,
because that unhappy man would not
let herself and husband get on the
train without showing their tickets.
An exchange thinks Mrs. Wi I bj- has
a new way of showing her ticket.
WHY THE SOUTH IS HATED. -Topay
no heed to what Congress may do or [
say; to submit in silence to every j
new act of oppression timi, Congress j
may inflict; to br?ale in? law ; to vio
late no engagement;to vent uo scorn; !
to take no interest in polities, but to
attend sedulously to their private
affairs- -these, says the Baltimore du- j
zelte, are the exasperating virtues for'
"which tue radicals are bent upon I
punishing the Southern people, it is J
surely natural that tho latter should |
love to dwell upon the sweet yet bitter
memories Of the dead past; that they j
should hold in fitting reverence their j
heroic: dead, and that they should j
shrink from branding as political pa- !
riahs the noblet and best of their j
fellow-citizens. To d<> otherwise, I
would be to forget ?di they have i
fought for ami all they have suffered; j
all the devastation, all thc license and ?
all the. unimaginable horrors of a sys- j
tem of warfare* whoso nearest coun?
terpart can only bc lound in thal
adopted by the remorseless Alva in
the Low Countries at the dict?t ion of
the most fanatical and big? tc I mo
narch that ever sat on thc Spanish j
Our hope, says the (suzette, is, that
the South will stand firm--not de?
fiant, not recalcitrant, but quiet,
passive-apathetic, if voa will - and
let the evil thing come. It will come
more certainly, if they consent to eat
dirt at the bidding of their oppress?
ors, than if they refuse to grovel at
their feet. They were brave and en?
terprising in war. Let them now
exhibit to the world the grander spec?
tacle of steadfast endurance under
defeat and subjugation. It is a hard
lesson to learn, but it has its uses.
It has also its compensations. The
fortitude that meets oppression calm- j
ly, baffles and confounds the oppress?
or. Where men have a moral stamina
to confront the worst without falter- I
ing, they are strong even in their
weakness. There is a limit to the
bitterest persecution, which cannot
safely be over-passed. There is a he?
roism in patient suffering that touches
more nearly the sympathies of civil?
ized nations than tho heroism of the
KILLED IN A PERSONALDiFPicuiiTY.
At Atlanta, on Wednesday, two cit?
izens named C. C. Howell and C. C.
Creen, met in a dreg store. An al?
tercation ensued, and finally Green
drew a pistol and fired twice without
effect. The struggle was then trans?
ferred to the street, when tireen
fired again, the ball taking effect in
Howell's head and killing him im?
mediately. The persons concerned
were playmates as boys, and had
always been intimate personal friends. I
tireen is under arrest.
KENTUCKY.-A mau living in Grant
County, Kentucky, who has not yet
reached three-score aud ten years,
has now living fifty-four children.
His name is "Chalk" Jim Webster.
He regrets very much that he aid
not marry early in life. We suggest
that Kentucky send Chalk Jim to the
Paris Exhibition as her contribution
to tlie wonders of the world.
A schoolmaster, not many miles
from the common, was whittling a
stick, one day last week, and acci?
dentally cut his finger, which brought
out the exclamation, "God!" Instant?
ly, having several boys near him, he
added, "save the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts." The invocation was
very appropriate, as there is no Com?
monwealth that stands in greater
need of being saved.
The Petersburg Index renews the
lament on the continued imprison?
ment of Jeff. Davis: "And this man
is dying, meantime. Injustice prey?
ing upon his soul, confinement wear?
ing out his body, the neglect of his
own people sickening his heart.
Surely the crowning shame of those
which disgrace the last six years of
American history is this."
The sensation papers are again filled
with paragraphs as to the wherea?
bouts of General Grant on the mili?
tary bill, and all sorts of statements
are thrust into the poor man's month.
If the General has cultivated his or?
gan of self-esteem to any extent,
there is danger of his being led to
believe that he is a power in the land, j
NORTH CAROLINA'S ACTION.-In the
North Carolina Senate, on the -20th ?
ult., the report of the Committee on ?
Federal Relations, adverso to the I
Orr-Parsons amendment, and a pro- i
position to substituto the Sherman |
bill for that report, were laid on the ?
table by a vote of 29 to ll.
The Secretary of the Interior has i
furnished the Ways and Means Com- j
mittee a tabular statement showing
that it will require $80,000,000 of j
bonds to complete the various lines !
of the Pacific railways now in the i
course of construction. Go it, Uncle i
Dean Trench, in "The Study of
Words," says tariff is derived from
Tarilla, the name of the fortress or
rock of Gibraltar, where the Moors,
?luring their domination in Spain,
were used to levy a tax upon all ships
passing through the Straits.
CONFISCATED.-Decrees of condem?
nation were entered in the United ;
States District Court at Savannah, [
un Tuesday, against 118 acres of land i
near Macon, whereon the "so-called"
Confederate Laboratory was erected, !
and against the steamer Nashville.
NEW ORGAN.-The New York (Jone \
mercieU has **?en purchased by the
conservatives, and is to be edited by ?
Thurlow Weed, lt will be issued j
morning and evening.
Have you a clod: or a watch? If
not, call on Mr. I. Sulzbachor. who
advertises a lerge stock for sal?'.
COURT. Hie Spring Term of the
Court of Common Pleas and General
Si'ssions was began ou yesterday, his
Honor T. X. Dawkins presiding.
F IKE. -About "> o'clock, Sunday
afternoon, a fire occurred in th"
building opposite thc Phoenix office,
occupied by Mrs. Rood asa millinery
store. Thc fire origin.) '. ed in the cel?
lar, among several cases of straw
goods, and is supposed t?> be the
work of some evil-disposed person.
The damage to the building was
slight, as the firemen were promptly
on the spot, aud sm.li il in arrest?
ing the flames, after the destruction
of some millinery go-vis.
"THE LAND WE LOVE.". -A notice
has been circulated in our exchanges
that Messrs. ty*. ?. Smith & Co.. of
Raleigh, had failed, uno. in connec?
tion therewith, that they were the
publishers ot* that excellent periodi?
cal, conducted by Gen. D. H. Hill
The Land We Love. A private note
informs us that the magazine is pub?
lished in Charlotte, and we presume,
therefore, the failure of Messrs.
Smith A' Co. will not affect its pub?
NKW AovKivnsKMKSTs. -Attention ta vail?
ed to the following advertisements, which
art; published this morning tor the 6rst
1. Sulzbacher Spring Smek.
\ Levin A Mikel! Auction 'l ins Morning.
Meeting of Palmetto Pire Company.
H. A W. C. Swaffield-Spring Good's.
Mr. and Mrs.. Heed-Card of Thanks.
Meeting of Indi pendent Fire Company.
Meeting of Trim Brotherhood Lodge.
Jacob Uell-Citation Mrs. Quigley.
R. Allen and L. Piser- A Card.
MESSES. EDITORS: Permit mc,
through your excellent paper, to re?
commend to teachers and the public
generally, Sterling's Series of South?
ern School Books. They are com?
piled by one who has, for a long
time, successfully conducted an insti?
tute of some celebrity. The series
are happily introductory to each
other; drawn up by one who shows
he has a practical knowledge of what
constitutes judicious elementary in?
struction. AN OLD TEACHER.
? A GOOD WILL,.-We heard, the
j other day, of a man wdio once lived
! within a hundred miles of New Al
bany, who was possessed of a large
property, but like all men, be their
property large or small, he had to die;
though dying, he did what most men
wouldn't do-he left a will bequeath?
ing hali his wealth (being childless)
to his wife, for her use as long as she
remained single, the other half to be
given to her when she marries again.
If such acts were more frequent,
charming widows would be more
charming, and widowhood much
[2Veio Albany Commercial.
Queen Victoria is again to appear
! as thc leader of the London fashions,
i Ou Febru ry 27 she is to hold a
"drawing-room," in which she wilW
for the first time leave off mourning^
and the foreign ministers have re?
ceived instructions to congratulate
her Majesty on her re-appearance in
the state ceremonies. This drawing
room, it is thought, will give great
impetus to the London season. It is
again announced that the Queen will
pay a visit to the Paris Exposition,
but nothing certain is yet known
FLATTERING PROSPECT.-The La
grange, Texas, 2s~eic Era says: "On
the Brazos, a gentleman recently
leased a plantation of 1,200 acres for
.$0,000, paying one-half down. At
this time his whole force amounts to
six hands, which divided out gives
one hand to every 200 acres." The
Era puts this down among the "flat?
The members of the Tennessee Le?
gislature, who have been in session
fully fourteen months of the two
years for which they were elected,
now have up a measure to pay them?
selves four dollars a day in gold.
Some one,, who. probably has been
noticing the sublime and masterly
position of the Southern press on the
military bill, says a pin has as much
head as a great many writers, and a
good deal more point.
A bill has passed both Houses of
the Virginia Legislature, and is now
a law, securing au interchange of cars
and through tickets on all Mic con?
necting railroads in the State.
Dissipated New Yorkers go over to
New Jersey to get intoxicated as a
matter of economy. In the latter
place thc line is two dollars, and in
the former tel .
Several young men have appeared at
fashionable receptions, in this city,
recently, in something like couit
dress-maroon velvet coat and breech?
es, with silk stockings.
Mr. Charles A. Daria's new radical
paper is to be styled the New York
Chronicle, and is to be started on :\
solid cash capital of ?200,000.
Darkeys in Norfolk refused to be
Whiskey is still-born. "Whiskey
drinkers ought to have been.