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Sunday Morning, March 17, 1867.
Thc Bankrupt Law.
"We have been frequently asked
about this law and its pi ovisions.
It is, however, too voluminous to
publish in our paper. So far, how?
ever, us ila provisions apply to volun?
tary applications, thc law is generally
understood; but those which give to
creditors the power to make their
debtors bankrupt are not so well
known. They aro much more exten?
sive than like provisions in former
acts which have been in force in this
country, and i'aej are important to be
The causes which will authorize a
creditor to proceed against his debtor
are given, iu brief, as follows by the
1. The voluntary departure of the
debtor from the State, District or
Territory, of which he is an inhabi?
tant, with intent to defraud his cre?
2. Concealment by a debtor, to
avoid the service of legal process, in
any action of debt or upon demand.
3. Concealment or removal of pro- |
perty, to prevent its being attached,
taken or sequestered on legal pro?
4. The assignment, gift, sale, con?
veyance or transfer of estate proper?
ty, rights or credits, in this country
or abroad, with intent to del ty, de?
fraud or hinder creditors.
5. Being arrested and held in cus?
tody under mesne process of execu?
tion for a debt valid and provable
under the bankrupt law exceeding
one hundred dollars, if such process
is not discharged by payment or by
law within seven days.
6. Actual imprisonment by process
in a civil action upon a demand ex?
ceeding one hundred dollars, founded
on contract, for not more than seven
7. Tho payment, gift or transfer,
sale or conveyance of property or
money to any person in contempla?
tion of bankruptcy, the party being
bankrupt or insolvent at the time.
8. Giving a warrant to confess
judgment, in contemplation of bank?
9. Suffering property to be taken
in execution, or on legal process, with
an intent to give a preference to ono
or more creditors.
10. Suffering property to be taken
in execution, or upon legal process,
with iutcnt to give a preference to
endorsers, bail or sureties, with in?
tent to delay or d feat the operations
of the act.
11. The fraudulent stoppage ?l?
suspension, ly a bulker, trader or
merchant, of payment of his com?
mercial paper, not resumed within
The law provides that any person
liable for the neds designated may be
made a bankrupt within six months
after their perpetration, on the peti?
tion of one or more of his creditors, |
the aggregate (d' whose debts amount ?
to $250. Nor is this ali; the trans- j
action which caused the bankruptcy :
is void, and the assignee may recover
back property transferred or money
paid by the bankrupt; provided that
the person receiving it had reasonable
cause to believe tiiat a fraud was in?
tended, or that the debtor was insol?
vent. And furthermore, such person
so implicated in the fraud, if a cre?
ditor, shall not be allowed to prove
his debt against the bankrupt, and
must lose it altogether.
It will be seen, therefore, that this
Act not only gives to the debtor, who
has been honest, but unfortunate, the
means for relieving himself from his
burden; but it guarantees to the cre?
ditor a remedy against fraudulent,
practices; renders dispositions of pro?
perty in favoritism and preference
void, and punishes not only the party
mtiking such preferences, but him
who has to receive the benefit.
Against involuntary bankruptcy, or?
ders of arrest and imprisonment may
be issued, and they may either be
confined or made to give bail for
These regulations may affect busi?
ness very much, and it is the duty of
every one having transactions with
others, to make himself master of the
directions of the law, so that he shall
not render himself innocently liable
EPISCOPAL METHODIST CHUBCH.
The action of the Baltimore Con?
ference has secured what that con?
ference so much desired-a change
of the name of the church from
"M. E. Church South," to "Episco?
pal Methodist Church," and also, we
suppose, the introduction of the lay
feature into the ruling bodies of the
The Sun Francisco correspondent
of the Augusta Constitutionalist cha?
racterizes the telegraph as the "prince
of liars." Severe, but just.
Thc Fenians--England and the
United Sint s.
In the debate in the British House
of Lords, on the 25th February,
growing out of the motion of the
ministry for the passage of the Act,
which had previously passed the
House of Commons, for an extension
of the time of tho suspension of the
writ of huberts corpus, Earl Derby,
who made the motion, spoke of the
necessity of the Act, but ridiculed
tho attempts at insurrection by the
the Fenians. He spoke confidently
of putting down all attempts ut re?
bellion, and made no allusion to auy
plans for moderating the policy of
the Government towards Ireland.
Everything was to be done by force
and rigorous measures.
Incidentally, allusion was made to
the acts and the sentiments of the
United States Government on the
subject of the Fenians. Lord Rus?
sell quoted tho President with refer?
ence to the course pursued by him
towards captured Fenians. lu the
part quoted by Earl Russell, the Pre?
"Fully believing the maxim of go?
vernment that severity of civil pu?
nishment for misguided persons, who
have engaged in revolutionary at?
tempts which have disastrously failed,
is unsound and unwise-such repre?
sentations have boen made to the
British Government, in behalf of tho
convicted persons, as being sustained
by an enlightened and humane judg?
ment, will, it is hoped, induce in
exercise of clemency aud a judicious
amnesty of all who were engaged in
The noble Earl thought the United
States Government had "gone beyond
what international duty prompts."
Earl Derby being thus called ont
on this point, stated that the corres?
pondence with the United States Go?
vernment on this subject would bo
laid before the House, "and," he con?
tinued, "noble lords will see that
while we have not disputed what can
fairly bo claimed by the Government
of the United States, wo at the same
time have not admitted the right oi
any foreign Government to interfere
with the principles which guide ns ir
tho administration of justice. "
This amiable expression of indig
nation seemed very grateful to aborhj
who have been taught to be SO p.dieu
THEY AUK FOLLOWING A DELUSION
lt is well known to newspaper read
ers, says the Federal Union, tha
nearly or quite thc whole press o
the Southern States have urged upoi
rho planters the propriety aud noces
sity of raising more provisions, i
they had to curtail the cotton crop t
do it. We have no doubt this minni
mons appeal of the press to the plan)
ors has had a contrary effect to tha
intended'. Many planters, belicvia
th it this strong appeal to them t
cultivate grain instead of cottoi
would be heeded by others, and thi
consequently there would be less co
ton and more grain planted tuan lat
j your, di'iermined to plant more co
ton. This rule, we believe, has bee
adopted by the planters general!;
From nil that we can hear, there wi
bo a much larger crop of cotton, an
less corn, planted this year than las
Consequently, wo may look out.
the season is good, for a full in tl
price of cotton and a rise in thepri?
of corn. If sucli a system of farmii
does not bring distress and pover
! and ruin upon the country, all hi
j tory and experience is a cheat and
! lie. The attachment winch some nu
' feel towards cotton bales is a spoci
of idolatry-they literally worsh
them. But God, in all ages, has pu
ished idolatry of every kind.
DISOIIDJSKTJY NEGUOES.-Never h
fore have our citizens been subject
to such insults as they received yi
i terday from tho negro soldiers th
arrived here on Saturday. lu dim
ent sections of the city, they we
lighting among themselves or wi
other negroes or white soldiei
brandishing their pistols and bay
nets, frightening ladies and chihire
and in many instances eudangerii
their lives. About half-past 2 o'cloc
a squad of about twenty ol' the neg
soldiers, with closed ranks and bay
I nets in sheath, commanded by
j burly negro, marched around t
I capitol building, in which $lie Leg
lature was in session. As they puss
around, they vociferously cheered I
I the Union and the Sheliubarger bi
j and frequently shouted-"If y
j had accepted the constitutio)
amendment, yon would not be o
j 'nore in the cold."-Richmond Tim
The Wilmington papers state tl
this detachment of colored troo
passed through that city on Thu
day last, and behaved very badly
j robbing stores, ?fcc., and, when :
monstrated with by tho owue
threatened their lives. The troc
were on their way to garrison t
forts around Charleston.
Tho Southern Postare.
Thc following correct views are
from that able and strictly conserva?
tive journal, the National Intelligencer,
in its issuo of Wednesday:
Whatever force there may have been
in tho argument that the South conk!
take no action nuder tho Sherman
Shellabarger bill, without voluutary
participation in its own degradation,
is now destroyed by the bill which
passed the House of "Representatives. ?
That takes the question of holding a j
convention out of the realm of popu- j
lar consent, und cou fers it upon the
military commander. Ke is enjoined
to make a registration and to order
an election. Whatever may be done,
therefore, is done under military du-,
ress, and it is thc part of wise men to
accommodate themselves to circum?
stances. The registration will be
made. The election will be held. The
negroes will vate. Shall tin; wh'tes
abstain? If inaction accomplished
aught, we might understand why men
should advise it; but when the prac?
tical effect of inaction will be to se?
cure the adoption of a State Consti?
tution by those who do act, and au
application for admission into the
Union from men who have voted,
while this inaction will put argu?
ments in the mouths of mon who have
already too much control of the Go?
vernment, we cannot exactly see the
wisdom of hesitation. Those who
abstain now from choice will abstain
hereafter from necessity. No one
appreciates moro billy the inequity of
thiskind of legislation; no one realizes
more keenly its consistency with re?
publican principles; no one more
heartily deplores the stab it gives to
constitutional government; no one is
more alive to the dangers which beset
the new order of things which it is
proposed to inaugurate; nevertheless,
we believe in the superiority of intel?
lect and of culture; and if they do
themselves justice, they are bound to
In this connection, we add tho
following from the correspondent of
the Baltimore Sun:
lt appears to be now conceded that
tho South will speedily organize
under tho reconstruction Act. Snell
is the opinion of all here in official
aud other prominent position*.
Senator Johnson, of Maryland, ii
in daiby receipt of numerous letter:
from the South in relation to his po
sition on the reconstruction question
A paragraph from one of tho letter
indicates the tone of sentiment anion;
some of the conservative men of tim
section. A prominent citizen o
Beaufort, N. C., says;
"We see that you voted for th
Sherman bill under tho con vic tio i
that the South could not do better,
fear if we seriously oppose it Um
harsher measures will lie inflicted
that the greatest of calamities-con
Qscation-may be the next buteront;
1 am disfranchised by that bill; i
fact, it takes all political power out <
the hands of the most intelligen
class of the Southern people. "Set ii
in the event of its rejection, it is t
be followed by more stringent enact
ments, wc hail better submit. I
your intercourse with Southern mei
yon indicate what you believe shoal
be our true course; and, my word f<
it, your advice will be potential fi
good. I regret to know we are deon
ed so unworthy of public confideno
yet the matter has gone so far th;
the grout body of our people desi]
to see it ended."
ENOUGH.-Under the above In ai
iug, the New York Evening Post, <
the 12th, publishes the following ed
tonal. Tho Post represents, as
well known, the intelligent portie
of the Northern Republicans, an
in this instance, it is fair to presum
speaks the sentiments of that part
Congress has passed the "suppl
ment" to the reconstruction Act i
traduced by Senator Wilson. It h
now done enough for awhile in tl
way of reconstruction, and we tru
it will rest there, and await the efte
of what is done. Mr. Sumner's rea
lutions were rightly voted down
tho Senate yesterday; and we ho
?di similar attempts to disturb or i
terfere with the operation of the i
construction Act, in either House;
this session, will be promptly vot
There is every prospect that t
Southern States, or atleast the gre;
er part ol' them, will almost, imnc
diately re-organize under the Act
Congress. This is shown by t
language of the Southern jonrna
by oui- own private information, n:
by tlie movements already begun
North Carolina and Georgia. Set
tor Sherman said yesterday, in opj.
sition to Mr. Sunnier. "The Act w
received and considered by the Soul
ern people, and would bo acted up
favorably by them. He had just :
ceived a letter from Gov. Patton,
Alabama, to this effect. He believ
?.no terms of reconstruction were
ready agreed upou, and received t
cordial agreement of the country.'
Whatever Mr. Sumner and a f
other extremists may wish, the coi
try desires and demands that the A
as it now stands, shall be left aloi
and it will have no meddling with
until it is fairly presented to t
Duane Kent, of East Dorsett, "V
failed five years ago, owiug, arno
others, many laborers in his mar:
quarry. Ho 1ms now paid them evi
In thc United States Senate, on
Thursday, Mr. Wilson called up the
joint resolution introduced hy him
Tuesday, in relation to tho settlement
of claims due to colored soldiers, pro?
viding that tho same shall be paid
through the Commissioner of Freed?
men's Affairs into the Freedmen's
Saving and Trust Company.
Ali. vimij?..-. u?jv??'^u iv? ??ealing
the freedmen, whom Congress had j
declared capable of exercising the
right of suffrage, as incompetent to
receive money due them from the
Mr. Wilson replied that it could
not be gainsayed that there were
numbers of men engaged in plunder?
ing the colored soldiers of the money
they received from tho Government.
The plan now proposed was one
agreed upon, after a great deal of
consultation, as the best that coula
be devised for the protection of the
Mr. Howe said the money was due
to individuals, and must be paid to
them. If they have not sense enough
to luke care of it, they must choose a
guardian; and if they have not sense
enough to choose a guardian, there
ought to be tribunals appointed to
choose one for them. Fut no tribu?
nal was competent to choose guard?
ians for a whole class or a whole race.
Mr. Sherman objected to the reso?
lution, because it proposed to make a ?
public depository of the Freedmen's ?
Mr. Henderson said he did not
know how it was with colored men
elsewhere, but he would guarantee
for those of Missouri that they would
take care of themselves.
After further debate, the hill was,
on motion of Mr. Henderson, re?
committed to the Military Commit?
THE CONFEDERATE DEBT.-The Nd
Honed Republican, of Wednesday, has
an editorial to prove that, if the
Southern States are. according to
Stevens' theory and assertion, "con?
quered provinces," the United States,
as the conqueror, is bound, by the
law of nations, to pay the entire
Confederate debt. The Republican
But it has been suggested that this
point has been guarded by having tho
late rebels repudiate those Confede?
rate debts. A very little reflection,
however, will show that repudiation 1
does not remove nor cancel the lia?
bility, at least, for the debts held in
Europe. We must extend our views
across tho Atlantic for the data for
resolving this point. Take the case
ol' Admiral Wallace and his associates,
who hold millions of Confederate
bonds, as an example. They are the
subjects of Great Britain, and, by tho
laws of nations, are entitled to call
upon their Government to protect
and enforce their legal rights as against
the United States. Suppose the Bri?
tish Government shall entertain their
appeal, and demand the payment of
those bonds, on the ground that they
wer?, created by a de facto Govern?
ment and issued to British subjects,
and that the United States merely
occupies the position of conqueror ol'
that Government, what answer can
we make to the demand? Is it not
obvious thrvt we can make no sub?
stantial answer whatever, if the Ste?
vens theory be sound?
Tin: TROUBLESOME INDIANS-WASH?
INGTON, March 14.-Secretary Stan?
ton sent to the Senate, to-day, a
communication from Gen. Grant, in
response to the Senate resolution of
inquiry as lo whether any military
expeditions are in progress against
the Indians of the Western Territo?
ries. Gen. Grant encloses despatches !
from Generals Sherman and Han- j
cock, giving the information asked
for. General Grant says that the
present preparations look more to
preventing further massacres than to
hostile action towards the Indians on
the plains. General Hancock, under
date of February 16, despatches that
he will, as soon as possible, march all
his available troops to Fort Hays, and
then demand an interview with the
Indian chiots, and if the result is not
satisfactory, he will attack them.
Gen. Sherman says: We want to
let the Indians feel that if they want
fight, they can have all they desire.
Ho recommends that the authority
asked for by Gen. Hancock to issue
rations to the peacefully disposed in?
dians be granted, and Gen. Grant re?
plies, giving the authority. A letter
from Gen. C. C. Augur, commanding
the Department of t he Platte, is also
appended, in which Gen. A. details
his plans for the protection of the
railroad and the punishment of the
THE ORANGE GROVES OF FLORIDA.
The 'Jacksonville correspondent of
the Savannah News and Herald writes
that the insect which for thirty years
destroyed or made improductive the
orange trees of Florida has disap?
peared. Extensive groves are being
planted ail over the State. In a few
years, the orange crop of Florida
will surpass that of Portugal and the
Tho editor of tho Frankfort (Ky.)
Cointnomceal/h has received notifi?
cation from Judge Lyuch that his'
paper, and others like it, would be ;
broken up unless they changed their j
tune. Desperadoes abound in Ken- j
A little daughter of Alfred Wood?
ruff, of Greenfield, Michigan, waa
bitten some time since by a rabid
dog. A few day? ago she was at?
tacked by hydrophobia, suffering
terrible agonies, which continued
till after consultation was hud with
physicians, who decided that, ns the
sufferer could not survive, considera?
tions of humanity demanded that
her sufferings bo ended by some
means; iu accordance with which,
during a severe: paroxysm, the child
was smothered to death.
OUT WITH THE SOUTHEKS OFFICERS.
Forney's Chronicle says:
We understand that petitions an; iu
circulation praying Congress to
change the time for holding the elec?
tion for mayor in this city, so as to
allow that oftie.or to he chosen at the
municipal election to be held next
.Tune. We trust t'ois matter will re
1 ceive the attention of Congress pre?
vious to Hie proposed recess.
A Washington letter says: "Among
the many applications fer office now
pouding, is one; from Springfield,
Illinois, of a patriot whose sole
claim is that, lie held tin; umbrella
over the President when he made
a speech there iu the rain, and ht
cheered loudly whenever there was
an opportunity. This work, lu
thinks, should m?rit?t least a clerk
REDUCTION ix WAGES.-The Pro
videnco Journal says that "notice:
were posted on Saturday in nearlj
all the large woolen mills of the State
announcing that after the 14th inst,
the wages oi the operatives would Ix
reduced ten per cent. About hal
the woolen machinery in this sectioi
is now idie, and the remainder nins
stop unless some relief appears.
LIBERAL PROPOSITION.-If marriagi
isa lottery, the editor of the Gardiner
Maine, Journal can be indicted for tin
manner he takes to procure subscrib
ers. Here is his oder: "For two nev
subscribers, furnished by any gooi
looking young lady, we will furnisl
a husband, or if we fail in that, wi
will marry her ourself as soon as th
law will permit."
Under the rule of Napoleon, news
papers have always been regarded a
bomb-shells, that may blow up th
Empire. Accordingly, whenever
public journal printed anything ur
pleasant to the Emperor, it was seizer
1 and the person to whom it was sen:
and tin; agent who meant to sell i'
never saw a copy of the offensiv
] A collection of paintings wf
recently offered for sale; in Pari:
Prince Narishkine, a rich Russia!
inspected them and asked thc prit
of the whole. "300,000f.," was tl:
reply. "It is a bargain," said tl
Prince, 'Twill write you an ord?
I for the amount and yon will ban
me over the keys of the room."
The United States Assessor's boin
j show that there are about 70!) litpn
dealers having United Stativs licein
in Boston, and 1,132 in the third ar
fourth districts together, which ii
elude Boston, Cambridge, Chclse
North Chelsea and Winthrop. Th
is 2,864 less than two years ago.
I Those who dom ni nee a woman
I extravagance should read this:
I London shirt-maker has inst finishc
j a dozen shirts for a gentleman, tl
! price of which is ?12'). They ar
j it is stated, of the finest cambri
and have fri nits embroidered wit
! gold thread.
J The Staunton Spectator says, t
j Sunday, the 3d instant, whilst C<
j Clay, another white man and eig
negroes attempted to cross the riv
! in a boat, not far from the junctic
j of Jackson and the Cowpastn
Hivers, the boat sauk and four
the negroes were drowned.
THE NIAO VKA FALLS "TAULEROC]
TO BE DESTROYED.-On Wednesd;
next, by order of the town con nc
tho remaining 'portion of "Tal
Rock" will be blown from its prese
dangerous position. This will ontii
' ly obliterate every trace of th
Mississippi papers announce th
by a new law iu that State, the pi
tax upon persons not having visit
means of support, or in the empl
of a responsible person, is to be Ci
looted at the time of assessment; a:
if it cannot be collected, the default
is to be reported as a vagrant.
The beet sugar enterprise h
proved a success in Chatsworl
Livingston County, Illinois. Fe
thousand tons of beets were rais
last year on four hundred aeres
prairie land, at a cost of four dolli
a ton, yielding four hundred tht
saud pounds of relined sugar.
Tht! Goldsboro Niora, of Saturd
says: "Mrs. Jell. Davis passed ht
this morning on the Wilmington tn
going North. During the brief st.
page of the ears, Mr. H. V. L. Hi
ton, on behalf of the citizens
Goldsboro, presented Mrs. Davis
handsome donation of greenbacks.
The larger plantations in Louisia
are planted in sugar; tue sinai
ones in cotton. More rice will
raised this year than formerly. T
freedmen com maud higher wages
fifteen dollars a montii and ratioi
A woman in St. Louis advert?:
for a girl who "knows a flap-ja
from a boot-jack," and "who will i
wash her feet in the dish-tub inste
of the wash-tub."
A proposition has gained favor
Virginia to make produce u lc|
Some of tho valentines sent in N
York the other day, cost 8500.
THE RICHMOND ECLECTIC.-Wc arc
indebted to J. J. MeCarter, Esq.,
for a copy of this sterling magazine.
Boy a copy, and tho inference is, that
you will then subscribe for it.
TUE DAY WK CELEURATE.-The
sons of Erin will not forget the anni?
versary of the Patron Saint of their
Green Isle, and will hail il (Sunday
as it is) with becoming honors. Our
best wishes are tendered for the inde?
pendence of Ireland-nest "Patrick's
THE WEATHER. -We regret to say
that the hopes expressed in our issue
of yesterday have, in relation to the
fruit, been completely blighted. At
a little after sunset, u heavy fall of
sleet commenced, and continued
throughout tho greater part of tho
night. Yesterday morning, the few
ornamental trees loft us in the city,
and those in view from tho suburbs,
presented a beautiful appearance with
their natural fringes of icicles. We
fear that the fruit blooms of promise
have been materially damaged, and
that early gardeners havo been sadly
COURT.-The Court adjourned at
half-past 1 o'clock, yesterday morn?
ing. The ease of the State vs. Wm.
J. Thomas, Edward Murra}-, (freed?
men,) Richard F. Clark and George
j W. Allen, charged with larceny, was
tried. After an absence of several
hours, the jury returned a verdict of
guilty against Clark and Allen, and
not guilty as to Thomas and Murray.
Notice of an appeal for a new trial
THE WEATHER.-The following
item from the Mobile Register ia ap?
plicable to a good many other sec?
tions of the country at present:
"It is not known that a second
Noah is building another ark. any?
where in this country just now, but
if the windows of Heaven aro not
closed within tho next few days, an
j enterprise of that sort could not fail
j to meet with-a largo amount of popu
I lar favor."
! RELIGIO cs SERVICES Tins DAY.
I Trinity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand,
j 1DJ? a. m. und 8l.j p. m.
i Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E.
I Hoggs, Pastor. 101.j a. ru. and 3><i
j p. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J.
j O'Connell, IO1.j a. m. and 3,Vo p. m.
Washington Street Chapel-Rev.
j Wm. Martin, JO'., a. m. Rev. D. J.
j Simmons, 3|.j p. m.
i Christ Church Congregation, (Thoo
; logical Seminary)-Rev. J. M. Prin
I gie. 10J? a. m. incl p. m.
j Baptist. Church-Rev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, 10}.? a. m. and 7)? p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room--Rev. A.
it. Rude, IO1., a. m.
Marion Stree) Church-Rev. D. J.
Simmons, 1Q}? a. ni. Rev. William
Martin. 3.'J p. m.
NEW AnvERTi.sKMKSrs. Ai tom ion ia call?
ed to tie- Following advertisements, wliiejf*
are published this morning fi r tho fin^
D. C. Peixotto-Attractive Sale.
J. E. Di nt Sheriffs Sal.-.
Fisher & Lowrance-Country Bacon.
Fire Department-Card of Thanks.
Fine '-tock at Private Sale.
Schedule on Charlotte liai!road.
Ax ADMONITION- von LOUISIANA.
Tho New York Times refers to the
action of the Louisiana Legislature
declaring Congress an illegal body,
and closes its remarks as follows:
If there were any chanco of ad?
vantage from tho judicial issue on
which tho Crescent dwells, the act
might admit of palliation. But there
is no such chance. Assuming that
a case for an appeal to tho Supreme
Court may be made up, that cannot
save tho Sta+o from tile operation
of the new law. Before a decision
can by any possibility bo rendered,
tho present Legislature of Louisiana
will be swept out of existence; tho
qualification for voters which it re
I cognizes will bo set aside; many of
the men who, by this convention
bill, determine who shall be voters,
J will bo themselves disfranchised; and
! instead of the projected convention
jin the interest of rebels, another
i convention will beheld, with dele
I gates elected in part by negro votes.
These result; will assuredly be
i brought, about-by military iuterven
! tion, if necessary.
German emigration this year to tho
United States is expected to be largor
than ever before. Over 150,000
emigrants are expected from Ger?
many within the next ten months.
The causes, says the New lorie
liera!'/, influencing this immense
movement aro, first, the conviction
that is gradually spreading among
the masses in Germany that our po?
litical trouble's are over, and secondly,
thc fear of conscription at home. In
Prussia, this latter feeling operates
to such an extent that in some of tho
villages of the ohler provinces a
third of their inhabitants will leave
in the spring.
Thero are 5,330 square miles of
coal holds in Alabama.