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Tuesday Morning, February 26,1868
Things are beautifully mixed up in
"Washington afc present, and a very
importan t question is beingdisensssd, >
who is the President of the Uni tod
States? Mr. Johnson's appointee
Gen. Lorenza Thomas-has ' been*
arrested, at the instigation* of the
Secretary, Edwin M. Stanton. Im?
peachment-which it was thought
was buried past resurrection-has
been again brought forward, rushed
through the House, committees ap?
pointed to inform the Senate and to
prepare articles of impeachment.
That the President made several
grave mistakes and has allowed his
hands to be partially tied, there is
little doubt; but that he will, by the
aid of the masses at the North, even?
tually burst these bonds; we sincerely
hope and believe. As an evidence of
the feeling of the people in New
York, we refer to the despatch in
another column, relative to the circu?
lation of a. document endorsing the
President, and proposing armed re?
sistance to the measures now in pro?
gress. We cordially endorse the
President's assertion that "God and
.the American people will make all
right, and save our institutions."
The despatches for several days will
be looked for with interest.
One of the most curious facts diB
.olosed in the discussions of social
science associations, was contained in
* paper read by Dr. Nathan Allen,
before the American Association, con?
vened at Boston. It is that the na?
tive population of Massachusetts is
dying oat, and that but for immigra?
tion and its natural increase, a calcu?
lation could be made of the number
of years in which that State would
be entirely depopnlated. It is men?
tioned that whereas in 1765. nearly
one-half of the population of Massa?
chusetts was under fifteen years of
age, not more than one-fifth of it is
under that age at the present time.
The average number of children in
American families is stated to be only
about one-third that of foreign born
families. The infant mortality is as
great in the rural districts ns in tho
cities, only about three-fifths of those
who are born in either arriving at
adult life. It is not surprising that
these statements of Dr. Allen have
startled Massachusetts, but os the
Irish and Germans mako very valu?
able accessions to the native people,
and their continued immigration and
healthful increase will prevent the
State from becoming a wilderness,
t here is no cause for despondency as
to its future.
IRELAND.-Train sdms np thus:
Talk of ?lavery in Carolina or Vir?
ginia, in Cuba or Brazil, bat that
was freedom compared with what
yon see in Ireland. Slavery of the
body is nothing; it is the slavery of
the mind. No hope, no future, no
nothing but darkness and despair.
The Protestants stolo the land; the
Catholics rent it. Tho landlord lives
in England; the tenant starves in
Pope Pius IX is described as a very
good-looking man, with wonderfully
graceful mannors, stout and corpu?
lent, though of a very agreeable exte?
rior, and clothed as he is in white,
from the shoes to his capoto, with
gilded crosses embroidered on the
fore part of his shoes, and bis rich
whito bair falling upon his shoulders,
ho impresses those who see him first
ns having an uncommonly venerable
appearance. His white, transparent
cheeks become slightly colored by
the effect of the air; his taco is of a
beautiful regularity, and in spite of
his aquiline noso and his rather*
Inarcing eyes, meekness and benovo
enco aro the very characteristics of
f^A&o% Esoirajor B?YA?*> TAT
iioa,~Accordirig to a letter from
Italy, Bayard Taylor cam?aefcf being
one ox the victims of the land slide
at Naples, whi^djigtroyed m many
?ives. ne occupied, with bia family,
a h ou se at Santa Lucia, which was
one of those .overwhelmed by the
avalanche, but fortunately* on the
4a>y. ii ooeurred they were absent on
a visit to Sorrento. It ia sala there
were two Amerioans, iii: an omnibus,
buried by tiio slide. ^ _
GBEATBST SFEED ON RF.CORD.-The
United States Steamer Wampanoag,
(says the Washington Star, ot the
18th instant,) which' has been on her
trial trip from New York, arrived at
Hampton Roads yesterday, where
she is to remain os temporary flag?
ship to the North Atlantic Squadron.
The average speed made by tho
WampAnoag was 16% knots per hour,
or 19.3 statute miles. Her greatest
speed was 17knots, or 20.4 statute
milos per honr.
The Ohio River is in a bad way.
1 It is now full of pools and sand bars,
? whioh obstruct navigation; and if
I these should be removed, a uniform
shallowness of water would result,
which would practically destroy navi
Eition. It has been proposed to tap
ake Erie to supply it with water;
i but there is the trifling objection that
Pittsburg is 120 feet higher than
the surface of tho lake.
EXTRAORDINARY COURTESY TO CRI
M IN ALS.-The Greensboro (Ala.) Bea
I con mentions the following inoident
j of the late State election: "Three
negroes confined in jail in this place
for criminal offences, were taken out
last Thursday, under an order from
the managers of the election, march
' ed to the polls, and allowed to vote.
One of them is a boy, whose age, we
arv assured by one who knows his
raising, does not exceed twenty years.
The daughter of a hotel proprietor,
in Cleveland, was rescued from a
house of Ul-fame in Chicago, day be?
fore yesterday, to which place she
had fled from a seminary in Hills?
dale, Michigan, which she wes at?
tending, and from whence she woe
enticed by a son of one of the pro?
A Mr. Collins and his son-in-law,
in Randolph County, Ind., were
both aroused from sleep, the other
night, by the noise made by a bur?
glar. They came out of the house
unknown to each other, and the son,
meeting his father in the dark, deal!
him a blow on the head from which
there is no hope of his reoovery.
Hood, a colored conventionist and
likewise a Presbyterian preacher in
North Carolina, distinguished him?
self in convention by moving that c
recess be taken till the circus hat"
passed the Capitol. The oircus pass
ed, and Hood cheerfully resumed
the manufacture of constitutious.
The La Crosse (Wisconsin) Repub
Hean says that a young Winnebago,
named Hanuok, last Thursday, walk
ed a distance of seventy-five miles ii
about sixteen hours. The Iudiai
was about town next day, withou
any thought of fatigue.
The process of conducting divorc?
suits has reached great perfection ii
the West. They regularly time then
there. Ono has been granted ii
Terre Haute, Ind., in a minute fron
the time the trial began-the bes1
time yet made.
At Cincinnati, the other day, th
man who threw snuff into the eyes of i
jeweler's clerk, and ran away with i
tray ,of diamonds, pleaded guilty
and while tho officials were momenta
rily engaged, walked outof court ant
PERSONAL..-Among the arrivals a
the Mills House yesterduy, ar
Comptes Guy de Borsleymonnt
Maurice Albert and Georges Nagel
mackers; these gentlemen are visitinj
these territories for pleasure.
FOUND DEAD.-A colored womnu
named Flora Campbell, alias Flor
Rose, was found dead in her bed yes
terday afternoon, at her residenc
No. 35 Benufain street.
Ow FOR LIBERIA.-1,500 freedmen
of Lowndes County, Mississippi
have signod their names to ai
agreement to emigrate to Liberin
They expect to bo sent by tho Ame
rican Colonisation Society.
Advices from Crete represont thu
the prospeotsof tho Turks aro gloom j
they having been defeated in severn
engagements of lato, with bony
Gov. Geary has signed tho bill rc
pealing tho charter and conflscatiu?
tho Gettysburg Asylum lottery prc
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His ?ro?lle?oy Gov. 0*r arrived in
Columbia Saturday afternoon, and
-ill rsciaiu for Buvarai day?.
.:'.^^.???B^.'fbr the papier mache
writing desk and silver castor, an?
nounced to come off on Saturday
evening, was postponed until thia
evening, at 8 o'clock, when it will
positively come off.
AliXBK op FIRE.- On Sunday,
about half-past 12 o'clock P. if., an
alarm of fire was: sounded; the fire?
men turned out, and after a race of
several squares, were informed that
"tho fire was ont." The alarm was
caused by the accidental burning of
a portion of the roof of Mr. James
McIntosh's building, on Main street,
bt '.ow the State House. A few buck?
ets of water settled the business.
THE CONCERT THIS EVENING.- Our
oity readers are aware that a concert
for the benefit of the Ladies' Indus?
trial As8ocatiou ia to be given this
evening, in Gregg's (or Calisthenic)
Hall. The College Band will lend its
aid to the good work, and several
ladies and gentlemen of acknow?
ledged talent will assist. The price
of tickets is fifty cents. To prevent
delay at tho door, those desirous of
attending are advised to obtain
tickets from Messrs. R. L. Bryan and
W. B. Stanley. The stage scenery to
be used on tho occasion was kindly
tendered by the 5th United States
Artillery Dramatic Association.
THE LAND WE LOVE.-The March
number of this t?outhern publication
has just been received. The follow?
ing is the table of contents:
The Burning of Columbia, S. C.;
Beauty for Ashes, Ancient Roman
Wit, Equipoise, Sketch of ~Gen. John
H. Kelly, Exit Pompey, Mary Ash?
burton, Rodea' Brigade at Seven
Pines, Florence, Skotoh of First Ken?
tucky Brigade, Personal Recollec?
tions of Eminent Men, Japan Clover,
Perfect Through Suffering, Mr.
Dickens' Readings, Haversack, Edi?
torial, Book Notices.
Gen. D. H. HUI, Charlotte, N. C.,
is the proprietor.
The Riverside for March is fnil oi
interesting reading for the young.
The first article is a vivid description
of Guyuqnil, in South America, wit!
excellent illustrations. Wordsworth'!
ballad of "Goody Blake and Harrj
Gill" is given, with a full-page illus
tration, by William L. Champney
"Snow-drifts" is an excellent story o
school-boy days. Porto Crayon'i
story, "Tho Young Virginians," ii
continned in tho author's most amus
ing style. The ' 'Flight of the Dolls'
is a pleasant fantasy for littlo girls
There are several other stories, all o
which aro admirably adapted to inte
rest young readers. Hurd & Hough
ton, New York, are the publishers.
MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR.-Several week
ago, a white man, giving his name a
Emory Howard, and claiming to be
native of Illinois, was arrested b
Chief Radcliffe, under suspiciou
circumstances. He stated that h
had walked from Augusta, Ga., un
in attempting to cross the Congare
River, in company with two comps
nions-named C. W. Peck and Jame
Caff-the boat upset, and bis tw
friends and tho ferryman (a colore
man, named Richard Williams,) wei
drowned. Search for the bodies Wr
made, bat with unsatisfactory reBult!
Tho wife of the ferryman coriob(
ruted tho statement of the prisone:
that her husband bad attempted t
carry three mon across the river, bi
know nothing further relative to tl
mattor. oxcopt that ber husband ha
not returned. A pistol and a pad
age of letters, addressed to Georg
Looker, were found on tho person (
Howard. Through the instrumei
tality of a jpnng lawyer, the pr
soner was released after several day
confinement; loaviug bis pistol (i
lieu gt graenbaoks^-of which article
ha appeared Wo be short) as payment
for tho services rendered, by the dis?
eipjs cf ?Basptpafl ^UUTSWUIOUIMU^Y
departed-neglecting to leave' Hi
address. On Sunday morning last, a
?sherman, who had several traps in
the iSveiV discovered a strange object
on ' ono . of them, and -on . -a- more
minutie observation, it proved to be
the arm and leg of a human being.
Coroner Walker waa notified, and
after considerable difficulty, owing to
tho high water, and consequent
danger of the undertaking, succeeded
in hiring two men to bring tho re?
mains (which proved to be the miss?
ing ferryman, Richard Williams,)
ashore. Dr. Geiger ' carefully exa?
mined the body,, but could find no
marks of violence. An inquest was
held in the afternoon, and a verdict
of accidental drowning returned by
the jury. The wife of the deceased
ferryman identified the body.
We now como to the mysterious
part of the affair. About fifteen
months ago, a letter was received by an
officer of one of the Masonic Lodges
in this city, from au individual in
Kansas, who stated that a man-of
whom a particular description was
given-had informed a sou of the
writer, that he had buried a quantity
of gold near Columbia, whioh he had
secured during the destruction of
that city-offering the young man
$1,000 if he would accompany him
and assist in its recovery. The
father's advice to have nothing to do
with the matter was complied with,
(so the letter declared,) and the
object of the writer was to effect the
arrest of the robber, and to force him
to disgorge his ill-gotten treasure
.The/letter was replied to, and the
police notified of the matter. No
thing further was heard of the affair,
until about two months ago, when
another letter was received from the
Kansas correspondent, asserting that
the ex-soldier had, in eompany with
a companion-who was also de?
scribed-the day before departed on
their journey to Columbia, and that
as they expected to stop in Washing*
ton and ono or two other cities on
their way, several weeks would elapse
before their arrival at the ecene of
thair depredations. A strict watch
was kept by Chiof Radcliffe and his
assistants, and the result was the
arrest on suspicion of Howard, alias
Looker. The description given by
this mau of his two companions tal
lies with that furnished in the letter
mentioned above. The interesting
query arises, therefore, were tho par?
ties put out of the way by Looker,
so as to secure the gold to himself
individually; or was it a dispensation
of Providence-preventing the wick
cd robbers of the widow and orphan
obtaining possession of the coveted
"God works in a mysterious way
His wonders to perform;"
Or were the voyagers innocent tra
velors, who met with an unlooked for
accident. We are informed that
diligent efforts will bo made for tho
recovery of tho missing bodies. As
the affair is still biddon by a thick
veil of uncertainty, it is unfortunate
tlwt Looker was allowed to depart
until tho mystery was cleared up, as
he wo3, perhaps, tho only witness of
the unfortunate accident. Letters of
inquiry have boon forwarded to the
Kansas correspondent, and further
information relative to the buried
troasuro may yet bo obtained.
MAH, ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho post
oflico open puring tho week from 8}?
a. m. to G p. m. On Sundays, from
\% to 2!? p. m.
Tho Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 0 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
10'? a. m., closes at ] p. m.
Greenville-Open for delivery at 3
p. m., closes at 8 p. m.
KEROSENE.-The New York Timas,
ol the 20th, montions the case of a
woman who waa barned to death by
ihe explosion of a kerosene lamp. A
day or two before they ?tad an ac?
count of a house which was destroy?
ed by the same canse. And also an
account of a fire originating in a
similar way, which destroyed a large
amount of property. It would seem
that accidents from this terrible and
destructive material are now matter
of daily occurrence all over the coun?
try. Of coarse, one-tenth, or per?
haps one-hundredth, of the accidents
caused by it are never heard of
through the newspapers. It is only
when they have a fatal ending, or
when a large fire is the result, that
they are chronioled. A large propor?
tion of our citizens are in the habit
of constantly using tbis dangerous
and explosive substance in their
houses. We know that it is said
these accidents result from careless?
ness, and doubtless they generally
do; but in supplying an article for
common household use, allowance
must be made for a certain amount of
carelessness on the part of servants or
children. It is said, again, that this
dangerous sort of kerosene is always
impure. That also may be the case;
but what proportion, then, of all that
is sold is pure?
IMP O IIT ANT.-The Atlanta Intelli?
gencer reminds its readers of a fact
which many have probably forgotten.
Under the internal revenue laws, let?
ters acknowledging the receipt of
either drafts, checks or money, ex?
ceeding 320, are subject to a stamp
duty of twenty cents, the same as if
a formal receipt had been given for
so much money. As the validity of
some transaction may be affected by
the omission of this regulation, and
unprofitable litigation ensue? it is as
well that ull concerned should bear
the fact in mind.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS_Attention is call -
ed to the following advertisements, pub?
lished this morning for (he first time:
Goncert at Gregg's Hall.
F. Garvis-Room To Rent.
James L. Orr-Proclamation.
PROSPECT OP WAR BETWEEN ENG?
LAND AND MEXICO.-Private advices
from London state that the receipt of
intelligence from Mexico that the
Qovernment has determined to repu?
diate tho debts of foreign countries
except the United States, has given
rise to an intense feeling of indigna?
tion in the English Government.
The reason assigned by Mexioo for
the adoption of such a Course is a
revenge upon the nations of Europe
for the recognition of Maximilian.
England, however, not having fol?
lowed the rest of Europein this hasty
proceeding, is consequently doubly
affected by the new Mexican policy.
The Government, it is said, is now
seriously contemplating the fitting
out of a fleet to take possession of
the ports of Mexico and hold them
until satisfaction is given.. This, it
is thought, can be done without nn
infringement of the Monroe doc?
trine, as the expedition will not be
permanent in its nature, and does
not contemplate the acquisition of
territory, but will bo merely a species
of reprisal against the Government
as an indemnification for debts duo
to British subjects. It is also under?
stood that France, though consulted,
has declined for tho present to parti?
f Wash. Cor. Nexo York Herald.
On the 31st ult., at Great Salt Lako
City, Brigham Ypung was married
for the thirty-first time; tho happy
bride being Miss Merivino Van Cott,
and formerly, while a Gentile, the
wife of a Mr. Cobb, from whom she
was duly divorced, so that sho re?
sumed ber maiden name. Sho is
DOW tho thirty-first of tho Mormon
prophet's wives, not counting thoso
who have been only sealed, or formal?
ly married by bira, for tho sako
roeroly of scouring their salvation,
?iuco nono but morned women aro
admitted into tho Mormon hoaven.
T. F. Lavelle, conductor of a city
passenger car in New York, was
ulled o . Monday, by a stranger whom
io had put off tho car for not paying