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'_ COLUMBIA, i
Saturday Morning, May ll, 188* I
Getting n JPopiiliitlon.
It is stated that tho Eu?portflp of
Brazil has established emigrant de?
pots at .several points, and appointed
agents to look after their interests;
pays a part of the passago monoy;
admits all farming implements free
of duty and tax; sella landa at nominal
prices, of from ten cen tu to one dollar
nor acre, giving five years to pay in,
and gives tte transportation from
tho port of entry to the selected place
In this State, a forward step has
been taken in the appointment of a
Commissioner of Immigration, and
agents in this country and abroad;
but this policy buist bocojuo much
moro general among tue planters of
tho South to make it effectual. They
want labor and capital, and we believe
'that, by concerted action in raising
funds for the purpose, thoy must
eventually succeed, and that tho con?
sequence would inevitably bo nu ad?
vance in the valno of lands through?
out tho South, while, at the sanio
time, an industrious population would
be introduced that would quickly de?
velop her great resources.
We agree with a coteniporary in
saying that it is marvellous that our
planters will cling to theil' broad
acres, which they oannot half till for
want of labor, when, with a combiued
and well-direoted effort, settlers could
be obtained, who would buy or lease
a portion of their lands, relieve them
of half their cares, and render thc
balanco of their lands retained more
valuable than the whole is at present.
If they fail to do something of this
sort, wo are afraid tho recuperation
of tho South will bo a slow business.
SOCIETY.-At the thirty-fourth anni?
versary of the Anti-slavery Society,
held at Steinway Hall, New York, on
Tuesday, the resolutions reported by
Wendell Phillips failed to make auy
mention of confiscation, and Col. T.
W. Higginson, of Boston, calling
attention in his spe?oh tb this unac?
countable omission, Phillips made
haste to repair it, and came forward
apd offered, substautially, the follow?
ing, which was adopted:
"Resolved, That a large measure of
confiscation and tho division of tho
confiscated hinds among thc negroes
is imperatively demanded tp sccuro
the rights of thc negroes and the
safety of the nation, and as au net of
justice upon the rebel owners of the
Tm: TRUTH AT" LAST.-Thurlow
Weed, having followed up Greeley
rather sharp on his tergiversations,
the philosopher is driven to explana?
tions, among -which is the following
confession of a truth long ago assert?
ed by those who never believed in
the necessity of tho late civil war:
?"Stocks were falling, business pa?
ralyzed, local elections going heavily
nguinst us in Northern communities
that had just given large majorities
for Lincoln, and all industrial inte?
rests shrinking from the prospects ol
a vast civil war. If a poll could then
have been had on the question, the
free States would have given a popu?
lar majority for tho Crittenden com?
promise It was our task to stein
this headlong torrent, and save thc
nation from committing a gigantic
crime. We did this, perhaps, not sc
wisely as another might, but witt
snch wisdom as wo had."
Aro AND COMFORT.-It is statec
that among other legal position:
taken by the Attorney-General in in
torpreting tho disqualifications, it ii
assumed that thc words "giving nie
and comfort to the enemies of th?
United States," when they occur ii
tho Constitution, aud consequently
in. any Act of Congress, have n<
menning whatever where tho ene
mies aro rebels, but apply exclusively
to foreign wars and to alien publi
enemies. So says every authority
English and American, since the ori
ginni words were first used in tho an
cicnt statute of the twenty-fifth yea
of Edward III.
DON'T EMIGRATE.-The New Or
leans Commercial Bulletin endeavor
to dissuade Southerners from omi
grating to foreign countries. Th
political tempest, it thinks, has spen
itself and will subside. Confiscntioi
it does not apprehend. At any rat
there is no escape from thc Unite*
States except by leaving the conti
neut. Tho wholo Sooth ia auxiliar
to our commercial development, au!
tho wholo North is destined to ab
Sorption. So says thc editor.
Martial Lin tu Groat Hr Uni n.
Th? English-prtp?rs publish tho
chargl of the iford Chief Justice, de?
livered reeontVy iu Stile Criuiinnl
Court, relativo to tlio cbftrgo of mur?
der, itt JamaiciUngniust'Col. Nelson
and Lieut. Braud, arising out of the
execution of Mr. Gordon. Tho deli?
very extended over fix hours, aud is
regarded aa a mnster-pieco of legal
ability. Tho Chief Justico quoted
sevoral instances, at various times,
wbou it was said martial law had been
proclaimed in tho British Empire.
His vfholo argument is opposed to
tho establishment of martial law in
times of peace.
The jury, in tho above cases, did
not find true bills. They seemed to
want moro light as regards the law of
England. Jost before the rising of
tho court, tho grand jury attended
before Baron Cbannoll, and reported
that they had concluded their labors,
and, at tho samo time, made tho fol?
lowing presentment in reference to
tho case: "Tho grand jury strongly
recommend that martial law should
bo more clearly defined by legislative
ennctincnt." Baron Channell said ho
would tako care that tho presentment
waa forwarded to tho proper quarter.
FLUCTUATIONS IN GOLD.-The New
York Times, of tho 7th, says:
Another riso in gold, yesterday, aud
agaiu without reasonable cause. Pri
vato cabio despatches professed to
tell what Prussia will say. aud do at
tho Conference which begins in Lon?
don to-day, though but a moment's
reflection is needed to detect tho un?
trustworthiness of what is at best
conjecture. The Conference may not
achieve its object, but that Prussia
declares beforebaud her intentions,
for tho special uso of stock operators,
is fnr from probable. Another rumor
employed by tho gold gamblers was-,
that United States securities had de?
clined in London, though authorized
reports disproved tho story. That
deniers iu railroad stocks have uo
faith iu tho permanence of tho up?
ward tendency of gold is shown by
tho stationary quotations of the lead?
All the members of tho Judiciary
Committee having arrived, the pur?
suit of that new "Will o' the Wisp,"
impeachment, bas recommenced; but
I do not think tho magic light was
reached. Mr. Trenholm, ex-Con
federato Secretary of the Treasury,
was examined, but what ho said re?
mains hidden in the breasts of tho
honorable committee. In the news?
papers of late, a great deal of stuff
hus appeared as to the proceedings of
tho Impeachment Committee. The
only merit this stuff can claim is.
that it made the members laugh over
tho very absurdity of developments
that uever had any existence save in
the lively imaginations of correspond?
ents. Tho fact is, tho proceedings of
the investigations are strictly guarded
from publication, and all the stories
of what this, that or the other man
said, aro pure fabrications. Mr.
Ashley is hero to stir up the impeach?
ment, and Mr. Covode, of Pennsyl?
vania, also appears on the scene as
chief backer of J. M. A.
[Cor. New York Times.
AiiBESTED.-The two freedmen who
at tacked and robbed James M. Har?
rison, Esq., of Edgefield District,
and afterwards Mr. Joseph Simon,
on bis way to Columbia, have been
captured and lodged in jail at Ham?
burg. From the former they robbed,
under tho threat of killing him, $175
in currency, a silver watch, aud other
articles. On the latter, they fired
fired several times, but be made bis
escape. Tho names of the freedmen
arc Butler Glover, formerly a slavo of
Charles Glover, and William Bennott,
of Love Gomillion. Tho stolen pro?
perty has not been recovered.
MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.-On Fri
I day last, Miss Sarah Rutledge, a
daughter of tho late John Rutledge,
Esq., left her borne, in Anderson, to
to tuke a walk, purposing to join ber
mother and sister, who had preceded
ber. Not returning at tho customary
hour, ber friends became alarmed,
and went tn search of her, but with?
out success, and it was not uutil the
next day that ber body was disco?
vered in Rocky Uiver. It was sup?
posed that, having taken the wrong
path, she had lost her looting and
fallen in the river, and, no one being
near to rescue her, had perished.
-" <. o- .
DISGRACEFUL. - While the freed?
men's torch-light procession was pass?
ing down Broad street, Wednesday
night, brick-bats woro thrown by
some negroes at Hie citiz SUS who were
standing in front of their residences.
MH\ Tarver was severely wounded in
the bead. The teaching of radical
emissaries is having its effect.
1.1 ita usia Const Hui?ona! isl.
Finn.-*-At about 2 o'clock, Friday
morning, the alarm of fire was sound?
ed. The wooden buildings on thc
North of St. Philips Church, in
Church street, occupied by Mr. Co?
merford, were totally consumed, and
tile brick building next North
slightly damaged. - Charleston News.
The New Orleans street cars carry
about (JO,OUI) passengers daily.
A Powirfnl Argnmrnt. % " ' \ I
yr- Tho National Intelligencer publishes I
in full tho able argument of R. J.
Walker, Esq., beforo? the Supreme
Court, ot?' Friday last./ It? great
length preclude? ita publication in
onr tapir, hut we extract the sub?
joined remarks, from the IntvUigencer'e
comments, which will give our Toad?
ers some idea of the points made:
Wo do not propose to follow Mr.
Winker through his masterly argu?
ment. We publish the speech in full.
It speaks for itself. It is the crowning
effort of a lifo illustrated by eminent
services, and in forco of reasoning, in
breadth of statesmanship, in fami?
liarity with constitutional principles,
and in aptitude and fertility of illus?
tration, it is destined to take rank
with tho great masterpieces of foren?
sic eloquence, and forever settle Mr.
Walker's place amongst tho great
constitutional lawyers of this country.
Thero are soveral points, however,
which wo cannot forbear noticiug.
Wo think Mr. Walker has silenced
tho outcry against political decisions.
He has not left a shred of argument
with which that demagogic cry c in
bc maintained. Ho shows that most
of tho great decisions which sprung
from tho great brain of a Marshall,
or were illustrated by the learning of
a Story, have been political in their
character. Tho United States Bank,
dividing parties at the outset of the
Government, and furnishing the point
on which several Presidential contests
hinged, was not ruled ont of court
on the ground of its being a political
question. Tho tariff is a political
question, as is tho question iuvolvcd
in tho Milligan case and the test oath.
So, too, the construction of treaties
j involved the highest political consi?
derations, yet, by tho terms of tho
Constitution, was imposed upon the
Supreme Gourt; and tho various cita?
tions made and illustrations offered
aro woven into au irrefragable argu?
ment against tho absurdity of the
clamor against political decisions.
Another point presented with great
power is that on the function of the
Supremo Court, as thc expressly
creatod tribunal to which tho States
aro entitled to appeal, when aggrieved
by an invasion of their constitutional
rights; and tho argument that to deny
them redress instead of pronouncing
on their claims was to justify seces?
sion, by showiug canso for it, is irre?
sistible. This is playing into thc
hands of extremists. Mr. Walkei
quoted, with great force, tho advice
given by Jackson, Clay, Webster and
others to South Carolina, in nullifica?
tion times, to appeal to the courtf
instead of setting aside the legisla?
tion of Congress.
The atatus of tho States after tin
insurrection was suppressed, was verj
.happily presented. After a foreigi
war, and the withdrawal of the force
which overthrew tho administr?t itu
of law in any State, its citizens wonk
bo restored* to their constitutions
rights, and could, of their own mo
tiou, re-organize the State Govern
meut under the same constitution
or create another and make it to sui
them, subject only to the Constitu
tion of tho Uuited States. So, whet
tho insurgent power of a rebellioi
wus overthrown, its ordinances of se
cession being nullities, its officer
creatod under a hostilo regime bei nj
illegal, the citizens were entitled t<
reconstruct under the samo constitu
tion existing boforo rebellion, o
under ono nltered by themselves
But they aro citizens-entitled to i
citizen's rights-subject to n citizen'
penalties for miscondnct.
Tho conquered provinco theory
met with no better fate thin tho he
resy of political opinions. It wa
shown that the late war was not a wa
within the meaning of the Constitu
tion; it was simply a suppression o
rebellion. Tno territory was not con
quered territory; its people were citi
zens of the United States, restored t
their constitutional obligations-no
aliens subject lo tho mere will of
successful enemy. Tho conclndini
appeal to the conrt not to indnlge i
au evasion of their duty, by acting a
those who wished tho downfall of on
Government would have them, bu
to discharge their obligations as th
high court of last resort, was mot
eloquent and impressive. The speec
and its arguments will long be quote
ns a masterly analysis of the power
of tho Government, mulan cxhaustiv
exposition of tho functions of th
supremo judicature, and a powerfi
vindication of the principles of coi
st itu tiona! government.
By a State law, a peddler in Wi
consiu must pay 10 for a license,
ho travels on foot; ?30 if he trate
with one horse; 6-10 if he travc
with two horses; and $,"u) if he travo
with more than two horses. A iii
i of $25 <ind imprisonment not to e:
coed tinco months are made thc p
nulty t>f evading tho law, and tl
goods exposed for sale nm liable 1
seizure tb satisfy the fine and cost
A State agent has been appointe)
! whose duty il is to sos that thu la
Tho Boston Post says: Locking ti
; boys in prison cells for playing ma
bles on Sunday is not calculated i
improve their morals any moro tim
beating a child unmercifully is calci
lated to enlighten its mind, or stal?
ing and freezing oiflo to purify i
religion ; nature. But all these expel
monts are tried here and in onr neigl
borhood. Aro these the kind of seei
Mr. Phillips wonld plant at tl
ima.?IL wan u mu IL ?wwwyj'!a. ?UUL
Tbe ..following lotter itt from the
son of Israel Smith, (colored*) of
the; city, and will, no doubt, bo pe?
rused with pleasure by bis many ?co- '
lored friend? resident herr-: H
KAUTFOBD, CONN., May 2, 18G7:
Mx DBAE AND HONOKKD FATHEH:
My mind turns back to you almost as
frequently as its powers are brought
into separate action, and always with
an interest that auimates and quick?
ens my pulse; for, under God, it is
by your good influence and tencbings
that I um prepared to enjoy those
blessings which 'Ho bas so richly
scattered iu my path in all my on?
ward progress in life. How could it
be otherwise than that yonr irange
should bo with mc, unless ? should
provo Unworthy of yon?
Tjot mo say something about our
school examina'* m. Thc examina?
tion began on Wednesday, April 24,
and ended on Friday, tho 2Gth. I
went to school that uioruiug, and I
thought that when they should call
me up that I would faint. At U
o'clock, tho school was called to order.
The Superintendent announced that
each scholar should be ready to write
off his examination. In a moment,
every boy ready with bis slate and
pencil was waiting for orders. The
teacher reads out au examination in
arithmetic, and every boy copies. All
tho examples aro read once more,
and then the teacher says: "You may
perform tho examples and write your
question and answer on a picea of
writing paper, which I willgive you."
She brings around the paper, and thu
boys begin to write.
At 12 o'clock, we are sum moued to
bring our papers and lay them on the
piano. The papers are all laid on the
piano, and every boy waiting to bear
tho report. That evening, we had an
examination iu grammar. Next day,
in geography. Friday morning, the
Superintendent said: "Boys, do you
think any boy who did not get two of
his examples right ought to have any
proniotion?" The answer was, from
ovory boy, "No, sir." He asked the
girls, ana received the same answer.
Then ho begau to rend out the boys
and girls who did not get two, some
got one and some got more. I sat
and listened, amid thu laughter of the
boys, to hear my destiny ; but , thanks
to God, I did not hear it in that list.
Those boys and girls bad to go back
into that very class that I entered
?.when I first went to school and found
them in. I felt for thom, fori know
how they felt. That morning, when
I was going to school, I oiet Mr.
Harris, tho Superintendent, and he
said to me, "Well, James, how did
you get along in the examination?"
I said, "I don't know how I have
succeeded, but I dene tho best I
could, sir." Ho said, when be was
reading out the report, "Master
Smith, in Miss Graham's first class.
Now, scholars, hero is a boy who has
been going to school just since 18(35,
anil has como up here among you all
who have been going to school all
your life. He was first in your class
two weeks ago, and uow ho has gone
above you. Next year, if he goes to
the high school and leaves you here,
how will you feel?" So that euded
my struggle, and now I am iu the
first class; and I hope, as long as I
live, whatever position I am placed
in, it will always be in the first class.
The peu that I write this lotter with
is the ono that I wrote my examina?
tion with. I shall keep it as a re?
membrance of that first promotion.
But let me reflect. There is some?
thing that I have forgotten. There
?3 a certain person who has dono
more for me than this pen ever could
hnve douo. Who is that person?
Who taught me to use this peu? It
was Miss Carrie H. Loomis. Through
her influence, from the 15th of No?
vember, 18G5, to the 25th of June,
I860, and from tho 18th of October,
! 18GG, to tho 29th of March, 18G7, I
was taught what I now enjoy. She
laid tho foundation upon which I now
attempt to build; aud if God sees fit
to spare my lifo, Mr. David Clurk will
erect upon that foundation n mansion
which neither gold nor silver can re?
I saw something iu the Hartford
Daily Post, tho other day, about ti
meeting of colored citizens held in
Columbia, which was addressed bj
Governor Orr. It made my bear!
i leap for joy when I rend it. Old
South Carolina, the "Palmetto
State," is my home. All that I hole
dear is in her boundary and undei
her protection. What could prevent
mc from feeling anxious for her wei
I hope that before I come hom?
that I shall see a good many of mj
old school-mates flocking around thc
standard of education.
There was a grand "election pa
rade" here yesterday, on account o
the inauguration of tho new Govern
or, dames E. English, Esq. Tin
first Wednesday in May is always r
great day in Connecticut. It is'tin
day that the new Governor takes hil
; seat. There was a grand tnrn-oiV
with the soldiers. There was abou
twenty companies out, and about
fifteen bands of music. Gen. Haw
ley, who'was commander of the Con
uceticut troops during the war, wai
tho Governor whose time expired Ol
yesterday, at 12 m. I cannot tell yoi
any more about it just now, but J
will send you a paper with all of tin
Your letter has just come to hand
Give my love to all, and accept t
large portion for yourself. Yow
JAMES WEBSTER SMITH.
Poer OFFICE Horus.-'Th? office is
jpen.from 8 n. m. until 3J? p. m.,
md from 6 until.? i>. m. Thc North?
ern mail dioses at >\*? i?, m., and nil
ather mails close at 8 p. m.
SHOW POSTEKH, HANDRILLS, &c.
Our supply of typo nud facilities of
press-work enable us to turn out from
the Phoenix ollieo the most attractive
styles of posters, hand-bills, kc, at
short notice, aud in thc most satis?
TUE PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CON?
VENTION.-Tho sixty-seventh Annual
Convention of tho Protestant Episco?
pal Church of this State-commenced
its session in Charleston, on Wednes?
day-Rt. Rev. Bishop Davis presid?
ing. Beyond the organization and
the appointment of committees, there
was little of'general interest transact?
ed on the first day.
A HoMii JOURNAL. -The best family
journal now published iu tho South
is the Gleaner, issued from this office.
It contains weekly eight pages of
solid reading matter, excluding ad?
vertisements entirely. A specimen
number will be sent to any one de?
siring to subscribe.
A SOLEMN SCENE.-Yesterday,' being
tho anniversary of the Ladies' Memo
morial Association, the ladies visited
tho cemetery and church burying
grounds, and silently and solemnly
decorated the graves of those who
fell in tho "lost cause." There was
no pomp or display, no addresses;
but simply a quiet discharge of a
sacred duty. The Howers that were
strewn upon the graves of thc fallen
soldiers will wither and die, but tho
remembrance of thc worthy dead can
never bo erased from tho hearts of
our countrymen. The ladies were
their truest friends wheu they were
in the tented field, and it is the ladies
who now pay the honors due the
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Thoso who subscribe to it aro kept
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of tho day, as it embraces the tele?
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state of tho markets, kc, up to thc
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Jon PRINTING.-The Job Office ol
the Pheonix is as completo as any ir
tho Sonth. It is furnished with nevi
fonts of type of all descriptions ant
of the most modern styles. All worl
executed promptly, with tasto ant
skill, and at reasonable rates.
THU GREENVILLE RAILROAD COM
PANY.-Ande allerton purlem is ou:
motto on all questions of public in
terest, and .we, therefore, cheerfully
give place to tho subjoined commu
nication, referring to some brief re
marks in our local oolumn, a few day
since. Let both sides bo heard:
MESSRS. EDITORS: In your issin
of the 9th instant, in noticing th'
bill filed by-"certain of the mortgng
bond-holders of tho Greenville nut
Columbia Railroad Company, " yoi
uso the following langnngo:
"Inasmuch as we learn that th
suit, if successful, mil result in th
destruction of tho road, and tho se
rions embarrassment of a largo poi
tion of the State, wo earnestly regre
that any of tho bond-holder3 hav
deemed it necessary to their inter?s
to urge their claims,-especially whei
onr affairs are otherwise so utterly dc
Now, so far from this ?tatemen
being correct, it is well known th.it
large number of tho bond-holder
moving in this matter are among th
oldest and best friends tho road eve
had, and tho idea of its destructio
growing out of tho proceedings ii:
stituted has never once been though
of by them. On the contrary, it i
their desire to rescue tho road froi
iucvitablo destruction, and place i
upon a sound basis, whereby il
friends may enjoy tho convenience
which were promised them in it
carly history. All who know th
road, and aro acquainted with its pa:
misfortunes, must appreciate its pr<
curious situation between Columbi
and Pomaria, subject as it is to L
swept away at any time by freshet;
?ind it is well known that tho oom pi
ny, under its present difficultly
could never rebuild it. It is tho d(
sire, therefore, of tho bond-holder:
who have instituted tho proceeding
against the road, while they prot?t
their own interest as such, to plac
tho road in tho hands of a compan
who are able to rebuild it Upon a si
cure and permanent basis, and plat
upon it sueh machinery and rollin
stock ns will, at all linn s, s*ecuro 1
that largo section of tho State throug
which it passes a prompt, safe an
convenient modo of travel and tran
portntion. A BOND-HOLD KU.
COLUMBIA, S. C., May 0, 18G7.
CANNED GOODS.-Messrs. E. ?Sc G.
D. IJfope advertise in the Phoenix a
large varsity of ean?ed goods, from V
one "of the largest houses in Haiti- *
mora They are all fresh, and we
hnv.e reason to know that they are
excellent, from a sample received.
A LITERARY JOURXAI*.-The Gleaner
is a largo eight page quarto journal,
and from the first line on the first
column of the first pago to the last
liue on the forty-eighth columu, it
abounds with select matter; em?
bracing, besides the news of the
week, choice tales, sketches and
poetry, which make it, as its name
indicates, a truo "homo companion,"
which no family in thc State should
. DEMOIIEST'S MAGAZINE.-The June
number x>f this monthly gazette of
fashion has been received. It is pro?
fusely illustrated with elegant fashion
plates for the ladies, for spring and
summer dresses, with pattcrus, &o.
It is, besides, an excellent literary
journal, and, we think, is just stich a
magazine as the ladies ifould like to
subscribo to nnd read.
CmcuiiAns ! CIRCULARS !-Commer?
cial and other circulars, iu the various
forms-note, letter and commeroia"
post-neatly printed iu our Joh
Office, and nil work of this descrip?
tion finished in the best style of print?
ing, aud at moderato prices.
GOING HOME.-The prisoners that
have been heretofore confined in the
city guard house were yesterday
trim s fer red to the penitentiary, where
they will have moro "elbow room,"
and will probably be of great service
to tho State and pay for their board
C.UIDS! CARDS!-Show cards, busi?
ness cards, visiting and wedding
cards, executed at the Phonix Job
Office, in tho neatest styles of the
art. Cards of nil sizes constantly
on baud, and all orders from towu or
country promptly attended to.
NEW ADVWtTUKMKHTS.-Attention ia call?
ed to .the follow im; advertisements, wiiicb
.ire published tlii* morning for the fir*',
Apply at this Omeo - Situation Wanted.
John C. Dial-Grain Cradles.
J. J. McCarter-Hooks Just Received.
Soiree at Janney's Hall.
Apply at thia Oflice-Colt Strayed.
Tho ruali and excitement over the grand
clearing sales of Mr. lt. C. Shiver, on Mon?
day last, induces him to explain that tho
slock is very large, and all will bo ablo to
get some of tho bargains being sold.
Horny "Watson, a colored mau of
Union Springs, Ala., has started a
school for freedmen on his own re?
sponsibility, aud it is well attended
by pupils, who make good progress.
And the freedmen of that town,
being annoyed and outraged by tho
conduct of some lewd women of their
own color, organized n patrol to com?
pel all colored women found on tho
streets after 10 o'clock at night to go
home. In this they hnvo the encou?
ragement of the Town Council.
Williams", tho man who was sen?
tenced to the State prison, for cruelty
to his littlo daughter, last Fobruary,
is thought by some to bo insane, be?
cause ho "keeps pulling out his hair."
It is a charitable view of tho case to
believe so-but there was so much
method iu tho man's madness that
wo think we would let him "pull his
hair" a little longer.
A Vermont lady who has been
collecting gold beads for twenty-five
years, in fulfillment of a dying request
of a relative, now basa string thirty
feet long, containing more than
1,000, some of which are worth from
$3 to $5 apiece. , 1 J
Mrs. Nancy Botch has died in New
Bedford, at the age of ninoty-one.
She was the widow of ono of the
owners of the ship that brought over
tho tea which our aucestors, or Sum?
ner's, steeped in tho waters of Boston
President Johnson has Ordered the
return to Now Orleans of thc statue
of Washington, which was takenfrom
the capitol, nt Baton Rouge, inl8G2.
and shipped to Washington City.
Tho London Times says Great Bri?
tain'is now ready to pay whatever u
fair arbiter decides aro tho just
claims of the sufferers by tho Ala?
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Union says
the registration boards in the several
Counties in that State, under the
Sherman bill, will bo composed of
one colored and two whitogontlemen.
Tu Chicago, the railway companies
aud manufacturers have decided to
pay men by the hour, by which do
vice a pin is stuck clean through the
The Count de Grcflulhc, who is re?
ported to have boon the r; J. . : man
in France, died, on tho 7th of April,
at tho ugo of niuoty-two. His for?
tuno is estimated at from forty to
sixty millions of dollars.
Dr. B. M. Earle died at Greenville,
on Saturday last, at the age of fifty