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Saturday Morning, April 27,1867.
The Situation In Europe.
Tho threatening aspect of affairs
in "Europe has, for a timo, diverted
public attention from our domestic
political affairs. Our latest cable de?
spatches intimato that a war between
Franco and Prussia' is almost inevita?
ble, and yet thero aro weighty and
serions considerations which would
seem to prevent such a catastrophe.
Thero is somo probability that tho
threatening clouds may pass over
without actual outbreak, but the sup?
positions founded upon tho basis of
this peaoeful adjustmont of tho pre?
sent difficulties ore, perhaps, conclu?
sions drawn from the old adage, that
tho wish is father to the thought. It
is stated, that as Napoleon has signi?
fied his willingness to accept tho
propositions embraced ia tho plan of
compromise, it is to be presumed
that they, afford him facilities to with?
draw with honor from a position
which involves either war or a satis:
But Prussia, it is said, disapproves
of the propositions made; but there
is, in the meantime, an ofiloial state
ment made, through thc foreign jour
nals, emanating 'from tho Frencl
Government, in regard to its neg?
tintions with Holland respecting iti
cession of Luxemburg, which seemi
to have a pacific tone. On tho Stl
instant, ono of tho French Ministers
in reply to questions from severa
deputies, announced to the Corps d
L?gislatif that the Government hat
brought to tho consideration of .th
matter "thoughts only of concilia
tion and peace." France had no
raised the question of - her own ac
cord. Attracted by tho undecide
position of Luxemburg, Franco ha
made several unofficial communier
tions on tho subject to Hollam:
when the French Cabinet iudiscreetl
let out the secret to Prussia.
Theso proceedings gave tho que?
tion an international character, an
introduced elements which Franc
would havo been glad to have kopt i
the back-ground until the pureba:
could havo been quiotly arranged an
actually consummated. Prussia ai
swered tho revelations of the Dutc
Cabinet by an appeal to tho treaty <
1830, and thus marred the gan
which the Emperor of France wi
And thus thc matter stands. Tl
French press add the people gen
rally do not see how war is to I
avoided. Ono of tho journals sa]
that Franco cannot afford to put f?
ward propositions or pretensions, ai
renounce them nt tho bidding of a:
other power, and udds, that to do s
would bo to announce her own dow:
fall amongst nations as a first-ra
Both Prussia and France are r
ported to be pursuing their arm
monts with great vigor, and tho ni
ney market continues to be great
excited, tho preservation of pea
being almost despaired of. "Wo <
not know what will be the result
theso diplomatic negotiations ai
formal inquiries and replies, but t
latest advices confirm tho suppositi
that a war is inevitable. To itsefU
upon thc South and her productioi
our people should especially dirt
their attention. In tho event ol
war, cotton will be a drug, and bret
stuffs rule enormously high.
Tho Macon (Gu.) Journal and M
seager appeals to tho Northern ca
talists to avail themselves of I
opportunity for investment afforc"
by tho South, lt is described as
field in which au Astor might p
tho part of a Maecenas, and make
name immortal." The plea is p
perly put on business grounds. 'J
planters need money; their ope
tions are crippled and retarded by
want of it. To invest there, th
whether by way of loan orotherw
will bo to bring largo areas of i
noglcctcd land into cultivation, ?
to facilitate the adjustment of r
tions between employer and
ployed. And tho investment will
tho investor handsomely. ' * As a n
material interest and adventure,"
Macon journalist truly says, "i
most inviting." The chances of 1;
roturas aro groat, while tho risl
loss is scarcely even nominnl. 1
timo is not distant, wo hope, w
our enterprising capitalists will it
tify themselves with the promo
of Southern prosperity.
? Crying Evil.'
The Jlichmon4 Times notices timi
one of the most distressing features
of tho times is the extravagance of
tho people. Although it ia evident
that thero is impending a most crush?
ing financial trouble, and despite tho
fact that poverty has been made the
general lot of tho population of tho
South, on every side we behold the
evideuco of a fearful carelessness and
a wanton disregard of the infallible
indications intended to warn us, and
to check the mad disposition to riot
in luxury and folly. Thc Times thus
notices tho following sigus of this
..Women array themselves in the
costliest robes, and adorn themselves
with the glittering gew-gaws of fa?
shion, who, in their homes, aro half
fed, and sufforing /rom thc pinchinga
"Men, who cannot pay their board
bills, and aro often obliged to turn
I off their tailors and washerwomen
?.without pay, sport themselves in
proud elegance, too lazy to work, and
too unprincipled to spond only thal
which is their own.
"When theso things exist, whal
have we to expect? Can honesty and
virtue flourish? Can women cherish
their chastity and keep it as unBulliec
as?the 'icicle that hangs on Diana's
temple?' Can men avoid the dishonor
pf defalcation, or escape the temirta
tion to crime, whioh theh* blind self
indulgence is sure to create?
*4The present state of society ii
America is quite as corrupt as tba
which existed immediately af ter tli<
discovery of this continent, in Spaii
and in France, and tho countries o
Europe. No purification can be an
ticipated until extravagance is check
ed, and the" people return to tho old
fashioned customs which were won
to prevail prior to the demoralizatio:
provoked by tho war in this couutrj
"Everytiling pleads for this rt
form. Society, religion, tho politic!
welfare, each is seriously affeotec
Passion has run riot long enough. ]
is high time that the second sob(<
thought should stay its career."
VACANT OFFICES.-It .seems tht
the Civil Tonure of Office Act, uud<
present circumstances, is likely 1
provo a source of inconvenience an
trouble to a large number of peop
throughout tho country, and the co
respondent of the New York Tribw
says that it is the impression i
Washington, among leading me;
that it will, at the next session, 1
materially amended or altogether r
pealed. Vacancies in offices, occu
ring during thc session of tho Seunt
which were not filled by confirm
tion, will remain vacant until tl
next session of Congress, which it
generally conceded will not occur L
fore December.. The Tribune writ
"One of tho greatest sources of i
convenience arising from this fa?
will bo in the Post Office Depa
i ment, and steps have already be
taken which will prove extremely o
pressive in various localities. T
Postmaster-General has telegraph
to all tho offices not provided wi
postmasters for the names of t
nearest offices having a r?spopsit
head, with tho view of discontinui
the former until such time as th
can legally resume their existoucc
the appointment of postmaste
The number of such is greater th
supposed. Theso circumstances,
far us known, will not interfere w
nny of tho revenue offices."
- <?? ? ?
RUSSIAN AMERICA.-The papers i
teeming with accounts of this ne\
acquired territory. Some conte
that it is a great unavailable tm
while others assert that it is au in
luablo acquisition, containing all
clements of a great empire. A wri
in tho Richmond WlUg says:
"Instead of a worthless, dren
God-forsaken country, it would se
we have come into possession of w
may one day turn out to be a mig
empire. It hus at least all I ho
merits which lie nt tho fonndafcioi
such. It has a good climate, a gi
soil, an immense coast, number
bays and inlets, boundless ranges
timber, inexhaustible supplies of <
and iron, thc precious metals
abundance-everything, in fact, I
is necessary to lay tim foundntioi
a mighty self-sustaining empire. \
Russia should wish to sell it, pu?,
inc. I suppose, however, she wis
to go to war, and is averse to loa\
as a temptation to French or Ens
?-? .- .
THE PERSONNEL OF TIM: SUPE
COURT.-The following Judges c
pose the Supreme Court of the Un
States, and they are without es
tion prosent on thc bench of thee
at Washington: Chief Justico Cli
? Justices Wayne Grier, Swnyne,
vis, Nelson, Clifford, Field and Mi
j The following named Judgesv
in favor of the unconstitutional!)
tho tost oath: Justices Wayne, G
Nelson, Clifford and Field; and
following Judges declared, by t
votes, tho illegality of tho trii
civil offences by military commis;
Justices Grier, Davis, Nelson,
ford and Field.
Bon? of Tcmperttiue.
COO?MBIA, S. C., April 24.
In . acbordnnco with doe notice
giten by \V\ C. Henty, D. M. W. P,,
to re-organize the Grand Division of
South Carolina, tho following subor*
diuato Divisions were found to be
Taylor Division No. 8-Wm. Mar?
tin, P. W. P.; John Cordero,.P. G.
W. A. ; A. Delorea, P. G. S. ; J. W.
Smith, P. W. P. ; W. W. Walker, P.
G. W. A ; D. J. Simmons, p. W. P.
Yorkvillo Division No. 3G-W. C.
Beaty,:P. G. W. P.
?BenoetUyillo Division No.
D. Townsend, P. M. W. P. r
Ridgeway Divisiou No. G-l-C. M.
Porter, P. W. P.
The representatives assembled iu
the Oddfellow's Hall, where, after
prayer for tho Divino blessing, tho
meeting was organized by the D. M.
W. P. appointing the following breth?
ren officers to act temporarily: B.
D. Townsend. G. W. P. j \V. W.
Walker, G. W. A. ; D. J. Simmons,
G. S. ; C. M. Porter, G. T. ; W. Mar?
tin, G. Ch. j John Cordero, G. Cou. ;
A. Doloren, G. Sen.
On motion, tho Divisiou proceeded
to tho election of permanent officers,
with the following result: C. W. Dud?
ley, G. W. Patriarch; Wm. Martin,
G. W. Associate; D. J. Simmons, G.
Scribe; C. M. Porter, Grand Trea?
surer; James W. Smith, G. Conduct?
or; J. A. W. Thomas, G. Chaplain;
A. Delorea, G. Sentinel.
The obligations were then taken
by tho officers present, and they
were installed bv tho acting G. W.
P. C. W. Dudley, G. W. P., and J.
A. W. Thomas, G. C., were absent.
Bros. W. C. Beaty, D. M. W. P.;
B. D. Townsend, P. M. W. P. ; John
Cordero, P. G. W. A. ; Wm. Martin,
G. W. A. ; W. W. Walker, P. G. W.
A., and C. W. Dudley, P, W. P., were
elected representatives to tho Na?
tional Division, to be held at Wil?
mington, Delaware, June 19, 18G7.
Tho per capita tax was fixed at teu
cents per quarter.
Ou motion, Bros. John Cordero,
A. Doloren and D. J. Simmous were
appointed a committeo to attend to
having the charters of subordinate
It was ordered that one dollar be
charged for duplicate charters, and
five dollars for now charters, as re?
quired bv the constitution.
It was moved that the D. M. W. P.
be requested to order at least ten
sets of rituals for subordinate Divi?
sions and one set for Grand Division
from the M. W. S., to be supplied
Resolved, That when the Grand
Divisiou adjourns, it adjourns to
meet the Wednesday after tho fourth
Monday in November, in Columbia,
S. C., at 7 o'clock p. m.
Bros. D. J. Simmous, Wm. Mar?
tin and W. W. Walker were appoint?
ed a committee to publish the pro?
ceedings of this meeting.
There being no further business,
the brothers joined ' in singiug tho
closing ode, and adjourned with the
Papers friendly to the cause please
The address of the G. W. P. is
Benuettsville, S. C., aud that of the
G. Scribe, Columbia, S. C.
GI:NKKAL BE.WREOJLRD TO DE
OUSTED.-A despatch from Washing?
Quito an interesting controversy
has ariseu, and is likely to be sub?
mitted to General Graut for deci?
sion, glowing out of an election for
Directors of thc New Orleans, Jack?
son and Great Northern Railroad,
lately held in New Orleans. On the
return of General Beauregard from
the Confederate service, his friends
obtaiued from tho military authori?
ties possession of the road aud made
him its President. At the late an?
nual election for Directors, the Creole
General formed a ticket of his par?
tisans, and bad appointed the judges
to bold tho election and declare the
result. Under tho act of incorpora?
tion, the Governor of the State and
Mayor of New Orleans were each
empowered to appoint three direct?
ors. Subsequently, the company
being iirnced, another act of legis?
lation was passed, authorizing large
subscriptions on the part of the
State and city, and at all elections
since then the Governor and Mayor
have east their votes for directors
on tho stock represented by them
respectively. At this last election
tho Governor, Mayor and Union cit?
izens combined and made a ucw
ticket for directors, composed exclu?
sively of Union men. Tho judges
of election appointed by Beauregard
and friends as above, finding that
the votes of the Governor and Mayor
would oust the Beauregard directory,
decided that, legally, thc said officers
bad no right to vote for thc State
and city. The vote of Governor and
Mayor, if counted, would lmvo de?
feated the Beauregard ticket two to
oue. The judges of election, by this
exclusion, re-elected the rebel picket.
The Union people are indignant over
this outrage, and intend to appeal to
General Grant for orders directing
General Sheridan to place the road
in the hands of those fairly elected
and friendly to the Government.
I Ex.Presidont Barnet, of Texas, [a
j out in a letter recommending the
frank acceptance of tho Congressional
I PABDONOF JEFFERSON DAVIS. -The
Rev. Mr. Bagley, formerly a mission?
ary to Japan, is said to have paid a
visit, a few days ago, to Mr. Davis, '
for the purpose of inducing him to
ask a pardon from the President.
Tho letter stating this fact adds:
Mr. Bagley believed that, if aregu
! lnr application should bo inudo by
' Mr. Davie, be could support it with
a petition presentiug such au array
of influential names, a largo propor?
tion of them from the radical Repub
I Kean party, that tho movement wonld
I bo as successful as that made by him
in the case of Governbr Vance, of
North Carolina. Mr. Davis, how?
ever, declined accepting the proposi?
tion. Ho said to ask for pardon was
a confession of guilt, and that such
an application wonld prejudice II?B
caso at the trial, which he was given
to understand was close at hand, Mr.
Bagley, nothing daunted with thc " \
success ho met with at Fortress Mon?
roe, went to Washington, and called
on tho President, to ascertain whether
a pardon would be granted to Jeffer?
son Davis without au application, if
petitions were presented of a satis?
factory character. It is understood
that Mr. Bagley was equally unsuc?
cessful at tho White Houso. In the
exercise of the pardoning power, thc
President has been guided by an in?
flexible role-never to grant a par?
don on petitions, unless such petitions
were accompanied hy nu application
from the individual seeking tho Ex
ecufive clemency. The Attorney
General's office hus uow on file a huge
budget of petitions, signed by hun
dreds of people. Nortlr and South
praying for the release and pardon o
Jefferson Davis, all of which are o
no avail, owing to thc befnre-men
tioned rule. H
DESTITUTION.-The Abbeville Ban
ncr, speaking of the suffering in tba
section of "thc State, says:
It is a sad fact, and one whicl
awakens sympathy. To know tbn
it is thus, and that our people hav
not means to relieve properly the nc
cessities of their own imm?diat
neighbors, makes tho thought sti1
more harrowing to tho feelings. W
have seen several cases of suffering
for the commou necessaries of lift
hero in our town and in tho Districl
We know, also, poor widows, wit
orphans too young to keep then
selves, who suffer for bread, and wh
aro reduced to tho necessity of sol
citing charity to preserve the ?ivt
of their little ones. And those chi
dron were mndo orphans by the wa
Their fathers wero of those who fin
and to tho death cleaved to and u\
held thc honor of the State. SI
said they were right, aud that thc
acted worthily; and they were prou
to be children.
Orphanage, under any circun
stances, strongly nppeals to sensitn
natures; but the poverty of these thi
should bo"* cherished children of tl
State, . stirs all tho tender depths
our hearts. In remembrance of tl
heroism and unselfish devotion
their fathers, should we not ho!
them peculiarly near and dear to u
. WHAT SHALI, WE Do WITH IT?
writer in ono of our Southern e
.. "What are we to do with the Slu
mau reconstruction bill before us?
Masterly inactivity. 2. Fight (agaii
3. Emigration on muss,;. The first
suicidal; the second absurd; the thi
impossible. Then whnt? Master
inactivity. Accept the situatio
'Pitch in' everybody. Go to wo
now. Take hold of tho negro; pro
to him that you are, as you claim
havo been in past times, his bi
friend. Conciliate him. Show hi
that your interests aro his intores
Instruct him-educate him. Cc
vince bim? which is true, that he ii
Southerner, liko yourself; that t
Northern-imposed taxes on sugar a
cotton affect him as much as they
you-tho moro you realize the mc
he makes. Talk to him; take him
the register's office yourself; see tl
his name is properly register
Caution him against Southern rn
cals-'foulers of their own ues
Good-bye to the boasted superior
of the white race if v. fail to do <
< ? -> .
CHANCES OP WAR.-The Nat
doubts that thero will be a war
tween Franco and Prussia. Then
no country in Europa to which w
and, above all, a war of even mo
rate length, such asa war with Fra
would be suro to be, would pri
so burdensome as to Prussia, beca
in nono would so little of thc fig
ing bo done by professional soldii
and so much by men drawn suddc
from all tho trades and prnfessic
Other nations biro to fight; in Pi
sin tho wholo community may
said to lay down its tools and g<
thc field; and no statesman who
to arrest thc social machine wh
ever he mobilizes the army, wo
ever think of doing so with tho rt
lesness or alacrity with which
Emperor Napoleon or tho Austl
Kaiser pours his forces into fore
territory to light for a province
an idea. Prussia, though ono of
most warlike of the great Europ
States, has hail a moro pe,
ful history than any of them,
fact, from tho foundation of
monarchy to tho present day, a pei
of 150 years, including the roigl
tho great Frederick and thc \
of the French revolution, she
enjoyed 125 years of peace.
Be Cnrefid with y o? r stamps. A
landlord in Chnrlestou was fined in
several, esses-on information of n
"loyal" tennut-for neglecting to
affix Btnmps to hi? receipts for rent.
JOB PRINTING. - The Job Office of
thc Phoenix is as complete as any iu
tho South. It is furnished with new
fonts of type of all descriptions and
of the most moderu styles. All work
executed promptly, with taste aud
skill, and at reasonable rates.
ODD FELLOWS' THANKSGIVING.
This day was celebrated, yesterday,
by Palmetto and Cougnreo Lodges
andEutaw Encampment, of this city.
Tho lodgo-room, thanks to thc ladies,
had beeu decorated with flowers and
evergreens, aud presented a beautiful
appearance. A large number of our
citizens were present. The exercises
were opened with prayer, after which
Brother F. W. Pappe delivered au
admirable extemporaneous address,
illustrating the principles of thi3 cha?
ritable and honorable order-visiting
the sick, burying thc dead, relieviug
the necessities of tho widow and edu?
cating the orphan. And iu these and
other respects, it was an important
adjunct to the church.' The speaker
concluded by paying the ladies a very
neat and well-turned compliment, as?
serting that it was unnecessary fur
them to become Odd Fellows, as they
afforded constant evidence of their
fulfillment of the cardinal principles
of thc order.
P. G. M. John McKenzie followed,
in a few remarks ou the history of
Odd Fellowship in the United States,
giving some highly interesting sta?
tistics. . The choir, led by Mr. A.
Koepper, favored the audience with
several airs ?i a main- sr which elicited
generol commendation. lu the after
noon, a Degree Lodge was opened,
when several ladies availed them?
selves of their privilege of receiving
the "Degree of the Daughter of Re?
cial aud other circulars, iu the various
forms-note, letter and commercial
post-neatly printed in our Job
Office, aud all work of this descrip?
tion finished in the best stylo of print?
ing, and at moderate prices.
LEOAII.-In the Court of Appeals,
ou yesterday, tho following eases
were heard, 01 otherwise disposed of:
C. S. Meng vs. Houser & Steen.
Mr. Shnnd for appellants. Mr. B. F.
Arthur contra. Mr. Gondelook on
samo side. Mr. Thomson in reply.
James Copes el al. ads. James M.
Rutland. Mr. J. H. Rion for appel?
lants. Mr. W. H. Robertson contra.
W. L. Pickott et al., vs. Johu R.
Trickett, el al. Gen. Kershaw for ap?
pellant. Mr. McCants coutra.
L. H. Trapp ade. tho State. Mr.
Rutland for appellant. Solicitor Mel?
Obadiah Barratt ads. the State.
Brief read by Mr. A. W. Thompson.
Barris ?fc Co. vs. Burrows, Blair Sc
Co. Struck off.
Louis & Mark vs. T. B. Jeter. Con?
The Western Circuit will be called
on ?Monday next.
PEMODICALS.-"The Land We
Love," for May, appears in a new and
handsome dress. Tho couteuts are
varied, and of a very attractive cha?
racter. The "Haversack" is full to
overflowing with good things.
Wo have received from the pub?
lishers the Galaxy for May, which
has so often received our commenda?
tion that it is, perhaps, useless to say
more. This month's issue contains
the continuation of Mrs. Davis' en?
tertaining story, "Waiting for tho
Verdict," aud many gems of light
readable matter. Thc publishers
have determined to enlarge tho maga?
zine, aud publish it monthly, instead
of fortnightly, as heretofore. The
next number for June will appear ou
thc 20th of May. The prico per
copy-thirty cents-will not bo
changed, and the yearly price re?
duced to ir3.50.
C.vitns! CARDS!-Show curds, busi?
ness cards, visiting aud wedding
curds, executed at the Phoenix Job
Office, in tho neatest styles of the
art. Cards ot all sizes constantly
on hand, and all orders from town or
country promptly attended to.
WIDOWS. -Somebody advertises for
agents to retail a work entitled "Hy
menial Instructor." A cotemporary
adds: "Thc best hymcnial instructor
we know of ts a young widow. What
she don't know, there is no uso in
W ASNINO TO OUR COLORED PEOPLE.
Thc Ornngoburg Times learns from a
gentleman in St. Matthew's Parish,
that a fellow, calling himself A. Stan
fot, is going through the country
collecting money from persons of
color, ami giving them in return
certificates for lam!, which he says
will bo taken from thc white people
in about fifteen days and delivered to
them. He represents himself as an
agent of the United States Govern?
ment. Tho following is a copy of
ono of his certificates:
"This - day of April, 1807, I havo
paid to the pass of the U. S. tho sum
of S2, for value received in land. By
ordor P. S. Sheadalor-Zcbadee Ken
lv. To Agt.
SHOW PO?TEUS, HANDBILLS, ?V.C.
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press-work enable us to turn out from
tho Phoenix ofiico the most attractive
styles of posters, hand-bills. Sec., at
short notice, and in the most satis
NSW A.I?VKRTlSi:SIKSTH. - AttUUtlOll
ed to the following advertisc-meut*, which
?re published tIiis morning tor th? tir.-t
."Etna Innuiance Company-Statement.
D. C. l'eixotto-Auction Sale.
McCartcr's-Magazines for May.
Home Iii6uranco Company-Condition.
J. C. Secgers A Co.- Fresh Laser Beer.
S. T. McCaughrin .V Co.-Veniuou Ham*.
Begular Meeting Typographical Union.
Long tales arc usually uninteresting, hut
all consumers will he benot?tted and inte?
rested by reading the entire advertisement
and then examining thc stock of Mr. li.
Import ii nt Electing in "tlol.lli .
Th^ Mobile Advertiser and Register,
of Saturday, cont .ins the particulars
of a large meeting of the colored peo?
ple of that cit;*, held on tho previous
evening. A series of excellent reso?
lutions was adopted; among them
were the two following:
Resolved, That wo shall so demean
ourselves as a people that it shall not
be our fault if, pending the efforts at
reconstruction under existing laws,
the civil officers of thc State are dis?
turbed in the exercise of their public
Resolved, That we find nothing in
the changed political condition of the
white and black races in the South
that ought to disturb the harmonious
relations between them; that we are
ready to accord to tho latter every
right and privilege to which they are
entitled under tho laws of tho land ;
that we sincerely desire their pros?
perity, and their improvement in all
the moral and intellectual qualities
that are necessary to make them use?
ful members of society; that we are
their friends, both from gratitude for
their fidelity in tho past-in war as
v/ell as in peace-and because our in?
terests in the future are inseparably
connected with their well-being.
Commenting on the proceedings of
tho meeting, the Advertiser says:
Last night was a success crowning
all the hopes and wishes of the pa?
triotic citizens who inaugurated it.
The moral taught by it was, that the
citizens of Mobile, without distinc?
tion of race, aro prepared to meet
squarely in the face tho dispensations
of Providence, and the decrees of
war and political necessity in the pre?
sent emergency. It was a withering
rebuke to tho scoundrels who are
striving, by wicked agitation, to add
to tho calamities of the South, to
deepen the gloom of tho inevitable
present with tho horrors of intestine
and domestic strife, and, by mar?
shalling in hostile array different
classes of the community, who,
forced by the march of events to live
together, are counselled by every
consideration of policy, humanity,
political and social interest, to dwell
together in peace for the common
good. It taught that Alabamians
should move together to control the
destinies of Alabama, and that a
broad distinction should bo drawn
between the men of Northern birth
who come here in good faith, to take
their part and lot in our political des?
tinies, and tho prophets of evil whe.
come, like the intruder into the do?
mestic circlo, to put asunder thoso
Whom tho doerees of God and the
destinies of fortune have joined to?
gether. Thc latter, ns one colored
speaker remarked, ure serpents, who
should bc watched, marked, scotched
and trampled upon. Wo have taken
a new departure and a bold, forward
and gigantic step toward the realiza?
tion of tho duties of the hour.
"Glory be to God on high; and on
earth, peace, good will to men!" This
is what this meeting teaches, and
henceforth, lot Southern men, black
and white, take caro of themselves,
and spit, in scorn and contempt, upon
all iutormcddlcra who seek their own
vile advancement Ly trafficking in
bad blood between them.
Is HEAP-CENTRE STEPHENS A SPY?
While Stcphcus was in this country,
time werofrequent intimations tin:
he was in tho service oi thc British
Government as a spy. Now, a Pari
letter to tho Chicago Republican say.
Head-Centre Stephens is living oom
fortablo ii? tliat city, with his wift
and brother in-law. He complains ol
poverty, yoi has money to pay foi
long rides in hacks, and make- secret
visits to the E'.iglish Embassy.